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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Dustin Johnson became the world's No. 1 ranked golfer after winning the Genesis Open this weekend at the Riviera Country Club.

Johnson secured a five-shot victory after shooting 64 in the third round and 71 in the fourth. At one point, he was nine shots ahead of the field.

The newly anointed No. 1 finished the tournament at 17-under 267, which was just three shots shy of the oldest 72-hole scoring record on the PGA Tour schedule according to ESPN. Lanny Wadkins shot a record 20-under also at Riviera.

Johnson is the 20th player to reach the No. 1 spot since the beginning of the world rankings in 1986. Jason Day had been top-ranked golfer for 47 straight weeks.

When asked about being the top player in the world, Johnson replied, "It sounds good."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — The Sacramento Kings agreed to trade star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans according to ESPN.

The Kings receive Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and both a 2017 first- and second-round pick. Swingman Omri Casspi was also traded to the Pelicans.

The first-round pick that Sacramento will acquire is top-three protected in the June draft, ESPN.com has learned, which means New Orleans will give up the pick if it lands outside of the top three.

ESPN reports the deal is likely to be submitted for league approval Monday. The move also comes before the NBA's trade deadline, which is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.

The Pelicans are confident they will be able to sign Cousins, who becomes a free agent in 2018, to an extension to keep him with the franchise long term, according to ESPN.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Western Conference  192  Eastern Conference  182

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
N-Y Rangers     2  Washington   1
Detroit         5  Pittsburgh   2
Winnipeg        3  Ottawa       2
Nashville       4  Columbus     3
Chicago         5  Buffalo      1
N-Y Islanders   6  New Jersey   4
Toronto         4  Carolina     0
(OT) Tampa Bay       3  Colorado     2
(OT) Boston          2  San Jose     1
Anaheim         1  L.A. Kings   0
Philadelphia    3  Vancouver    2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(11) Wisconsin   71  (23) Maryland   60
(20) Creighton   87  Georgetown      70
(24) Butler      82  DePaul          66

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- The NBA All-Star weekend wrapped up the West toppling the East all-stars 192-182 in the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

Hometown all-star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, scored an NBA All-Star game record 52 points for the West. That passed Wilt Camberlain's record of 42 points, set in 1962.

Davis was named MVP, snapping all-star teammate Russell Westbrook's quest for his third straight award. Westbrook finished with 41 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks scored a team-high 30 points for the East.

The 374 total points set an All-Star game record.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd plead guilty to extreme DUI on Thursday and was sentenced to jail.

Floyd was arrested on December 12 in Scottsdale Arizona for drunk driving.

Originally, he faced seven charges from the incident.  The Maricopa County District Attorney's Office dropped six of those charges as part of a plea deal, according to NFL.com.

As part of his 120-day sentence, Floyd also must undergo alcohol counseling, perform 30 hours of community service and pay a $5,115.99 fine.

The Arizona Cardinals cut Floyd after his arrest last season. He was claimed by the Patriots days later.

Floyd was inactive for Super Bowl LI.

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Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout says he has a new personal goal for 2017: stealing 40 or more bases this season. The reigning American League MVP told that to reporters as the Angels start spring training.

The goal is certainly attainable for Trout. He stole 49 bases in 2012, and reached 30 last year. However, between 2014 and 2015, he stole just 27 total bases.

Although he puts up consistently stellar numbers, Trout continues to improve. After leading the majors in strikeouts in 2014, his total strikeouts have dropped over the past two seasons. He even went on to lead the majors in walks last year.

He wants to win the American League Most Valuable Player award for the second year in a row, but is also focused on bringing the Angels back to the postseason. Los Angeles has made the playoffs just once since 2010, and finished 74-88 last year, the franchise's first losing record since 2013.

Trout is widely regarded as the best player in the game. He has made the All-Star team in each of his first five seasons, and has finished top two in MVP voting every year, taking home two awards.

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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees and star relief pitcher Dellin Betances engaged in a verbal battle over an arbitration hearing.
 
An arbitrator decided in the Yankees' favor, awarding Betances three million dollars for 2017 instead of the five million he sought.  The $5 million request from Jim Murray, Betances’ agent, upset team president Randy Levine.

Levine went on to publicly criticize Murray during a conference call, saying the agent valued Betances as an elite closer instead of a top-tier setup man. He added that Murray made Betances a "victim,” overvaluing him and trying to change the marketplace.

Betances responded to the incident, saying he will "look at it a little differently now." He added, "free agency will be a little easier when the time comes." Betances is scheduled to be a free agent in 2020.

Betances doesn't often pitch in the ninth inning, but often pitches multiple innings in a game and leads all relievers in strikeouts over the past three years.

Elite closers around baseball get paid much more than five million dollars a year: Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is making over $17 million this season.

ESPN reports Betances will instead get the highest amount for a first-year arbitration eligible setup man in baseball history.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Buffalo      3  St. Louis       2
Winnipeg     3  Montreal        1
SO  Detroit      3  Washington      2
New Jersey   3  N-Y Islanders   2
Edmonton     3  Chicago         1
Ottawa       6  Toronto         3
Minnesota    5  Nashville       2
San Jose     4  Arizona         1
OT  Dallas       4  Tampa Bay       3
Florida      3  L.A. Kings      2
OT  Vancouver    2  Calgary         1

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(1) Gonzaga               82  Pacific               61
(2) Villanova             92  Seton Hall            70
(3) Kansas                67  (4) Baylor            65
(5) Arizona               76  Washington            68
(6) UCLA                 102  Southern Cal          70
(7) Oregon               101  Colorado              73
(8) Louisville            94  Virginia Tech         90
2OT  (9) West Virginia         83  Texas Tech            74
(10) North Carolina       65  (14) Virginia         41
(12) Duke                 99  Wake Forest           94
(13) Kentucky             82  Georgia               77
(15) Florida              57  Mississippi St.       52
(16) Purdue               80  Michigan St.          63
Pittsburgh                80  (17) Florida St.      66
(18) Cincinnati           80  Tulsa                 60
(19) SMU                  76  Houston               66
Vanderbilt                71  (21) South Carolina   62
(22) Saint Mary's (Cal)   70  BYU                   57
(25) Notre Dame           81  NC State              72

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Allen Kee/ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen is switching positions from center field to right field. McCutchen was abruptly informed last month he would be making a move to right field from center. Right field is a position he's played just once in his 12-year professional career dating back to the minor leagues.

The five-time all-star and former MVP spoke to reporters about the move for the first time at spring training. He says it took him awhile to process that he was no longer playing center field. But he says the player taking his place, standout defender Starling Marte, is a great option.

The position switch capped what proved to be a trying calendar year for McCutchen. He watched his batting average drop close to 40 points below his career average in 2016, and he was not playing defense at the same level that earned him a Gold Glove award in 2012.

Following a long offseason of trade rumors, McCutchen told reporters he is, “just happy to be here” at Pirates spring training. He did not expect he would be playing for Pittsburgh when he was one of the most discussed trade pieces during December’s winter meetings.

McCutchen concedes that he still could be traded midseason should the Pirates not be contending for a playoff spot. While he is still a Pirate though, he says he wants to prove 2016 was a fluke and show fans “that this is just the beginning of some good stuff.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- Ten NCAA men's hockey student-athletes were selected as finalists on Friday for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award.

CLASS, an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, recognizes the complete student-athlete and encourages students to use their respective platforms as positive role models in their communities.

The ten athletes were chosen from a list of candidates announced in January.

The NCAA announced the Men's Hockey Finalists as:

Gavin Bayreuther, St. Lawrence
Will Butcher, Denver
Parker Gahagen, Army West Point
David Goodwin, Penn State
Brendan Harms, Bemidji State
Johnny Hrabovsky, Air Force
Alexander Kerfoot, Harvard
Brock Maschmeyer, Northern Michigan
Chad McDonald, Ferris State
John Stevens, Northeastern

Media representatives, Division I head coaches and nationwide fan voting will determine the winner.  

The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2017 Men's Frozen Four in Chicago on April 6, 2017. 

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