Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BRADY JERSEY HEIST MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan.

Match Play in Texas, and the LPGA gears up for a major

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Put together the top 64 players available from the world ranking, have them play 112 matches over five days, and anything can happen. That's the beauty of the Dell Technologies Match Play. Last year, Jason Day seemed to cruise at Austin Country Club, winning all seven of his matches -- only his semifinal match against Rory McIlroy went to the 18th hole.

Popovich, coaches searching for answers on rest issue

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- As the godfather of the NBA's modern player rest movement, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has long championed the importance of limiting the wear and tear on players' bodies in order to prolong their careers and increase the chances of deep runs in the postseason. Commissioner Adam Silver has long been sympathetic to Popovich's point of view, acknowledging the science that proves what a difference rest can make.

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Silver tells NBA team owners to take note of rest issue

MIAMI (AP) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making process.

Sunday spike: NCAA TV audiences increase for CBS, Turner

CBS Sports and Turner Sports say viewership for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament, which was packed with close games and marquee teams, was up 34 percent over last year's Sunday second-round coverage. The networks announced Monday that the eight games aired Sunday on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV averaged 11.9 million viewers. Last year's Sunday second-round games drew 8.9 million viewers.

Hoop Streams: Millions of workers streaming NCAA day games

Tensions were high and hearts were heavy in a conference room on Thursday as attorney Rich Ruohonen sat by a family's side during a mediation session in a multimillion-dollar wrongful death case. The 11-hour day in included frank and specific discussion about the death of a loved one, and the cold process of establishing compensation for the incident.

A week of celebrating the King awaits at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Arnold Palmer Invitational is more than just a tournament this year. It's an event. Palmer died on Sept. 25 of heart complications. The public funeral service was held on Oct. 4, two days after the Ryder Cup. Palmer would not have wanted to distract from the Ryder Cup, and golf would not have wanted anything to distract from its most beloved figure.

Activist aims to combat sexual assault by engaging athletes

Alexis Jones stands in front of a room full of football players and talks about the kind of power that has nothing to do with breaking tackles or throwing touchdown passes. To combat sexual assault and violence against women, Jones wants to harness what she calls "the power of the jersey.

Madness time: 68 teams to get path to NCAA Tournament crown

College basketball teams across the United States are about to find out how impressive their seasons really were. And 68 teams will have a shot to prove they're even better, with a path toward winning the NCAA Tournament. The Division I men's basketball committee is selecting 36 at-large teams that will make up the field with 32 conference champions, revealing their picks Sunday night through a national television special watched by millions of people.

Garrett, Ross, Western Michigan linemen impress at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett may have solidified his status as the best player in the draft at the NFL's annual scouting combine. Washington receiver John Ross III turned heads with a record-breaking time in the 40-yard dash. But the biggest riser so far this offseason might be an offensive lineman from Western Michigan.

Washington receiver John Ross breaks NFL combine's 40 record

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Washington receiver John Ross III has run the 40-yard dash in a record-setting 4.22 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. Ross completed the feat on his first attempt Saturday, breaking Chris Johnson's record of 4.24 seconds in 2008. While Ross was winding down, he appeared to hurt his left leg. The NFL Network reported that Ross wouldn't do any more drills during the workout because of sore calves.

World Baseball Classic growing slowly, but far from mature

NEW YORK (AP) -- The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer's World Cup or the Olympics. South Korea hosts Israel at the opener of the 16-nation tournament in Seoul, and the Dominican Republic starts its title defense March 9 against Canada in Miami.

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-SCHEDULE Bulls top Warriors UNDATED (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors are now 0-2 since losing Kevin Durant for the rest of the month. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and Bobby Portis had a double-double of 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds as the Bulls knocked off the Warriors, 94-87 in Chicago.

Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the NBA'

ATLANTA (AP) -- Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks' play on TNT's "Inside the NBA." During highlights of the Cavaliers' 119-104 win over New York in Cleveland on Thursday, Barkley used a synonym for excrement in reference to the Knicks. Host Ernie Johnson immediately chided Barkley, who repeatedly apologized. Fellow analyst Shaquille O'Neal joked that he'd pay any fine from the Federal Communications Commission.