Sox Re-sign Nunez
The Boston Red Sox have re-signed infielder Eduardo Nunez to a one-year contract with a player option for 2019, giving them another proven second baseman to fill in while Dustin Pedroia recovers from knee surgery .
Nunez’s deal was done on Sunday, the day before the Red Sox hold their first full-squad workout of spring training. He gets a guaranteed $6 million, according to multiple reports, including $4 million this season and a $2 million buyout. Nunez can reportedly exercise a $4 million option for 2019.
The 30-year-old batted a career-high .313 with 33 doubles and 12 home runs over 114 games last season between San Francisco and Boston.
Watson ends drought
Bubba Watson ended two years without winning with his third victory at Riviera.
Watson seized control with two par putts as everyone around him was dropping shots, then pulling ahead by holing a bunker shot on the par-3 14th hole. He closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot victory in the Genesis Open over Kevin Na and Tony Finau, and more tears on the 18th green.
It was his first victory since he won at Riviera two years ago, rising to No. 4 in the world.
Taunts sicken Capital
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly says he is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans.
The comments were Smith-Pelly’s first a day after four fans were ejected from Chicago’s United Center for chanting a racial taunt while he served a penalty for fighting during the Capitals’ 7-1 loss to the Blackhawks. An off-ice official sitting next to Smith-Pelly -- serving a fighting major for a scrap with Chicago’s Connor Murphy -- notified building security.
Juniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier have played 101 games for UConn and have won 100 of them. Samuelson scored 27 points as the Huskies continued to roll through their American Athletic Conference schedule with a 106-45 rout of Temple in Hartford, Conn. ... In Burlington, Vt., Jason Dunne made five 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Hartford ended Vermont’s nation-best 15-game winning streak with a 69-68 victory.