Update on the latest in sports:


Last day for teams to tag players

UNDATED (AP) — This is the final day for NFL teams to designate franchise or transition players. Teams had two weeks to use the franchise tag to avoid having a player hit the free agent market. The tag is for one year and guarantees the player a salary based on the five-year average cap percentage for the tag at every position. For example a quarterback tagged this year as a franchise player would get a contract calling for $18.51 million.

Only four players were tagged last year after eight the previous year. A record 21 players were tagged in 2012.


Get ready for more moves

UNDATED (AP) — The NHL trade deadline is today. There was a flurry of trades over the weekend including one late Sunday night between the Lightning and Flyers. In that deal Philadelphia traded defenseman Braydon Coburn to Tampa Bay for defenseman Radko Gudas (GOO’-duhs) and draft picks. The Flyers also will acquire first- and third-round picks in the 2015 draft.


Good matchup on ice in New York

UNDATED (AP) — Two of the top teams in the NHL are facing off tonight in New York as the Rangers entertain the Predators. Nashville starts the day with the most points in the league with 89, sitting in first place in the Western Conference and the Central Division. The Rangers are third in the East with 82 and just two points back of Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.

Montreal is the top team in the East with 87 points, and tonight the Canadiens are playing in San Jose. The Sharks are having a down year as they are five points out of the second and final playoff berth in the West.

The final game has Carolina playing the Blackhawks in Chicago.


Name the NBA division in which each team has a winning record

UNDATED (AP) — There are five games this evening in the NBA. In Dallas, the Mavericks are taking on the Pelicans in a Southwest Division battle. The Southwest is the only division in the NBA in which every team has a winning record. The last place Pelicans, if they were in the Eastern Conference, would be tied for the sixth seed instead of out of the current playoff picture in the West with a record of 32-27.

Atlantic Division leader Toronto has dropped five straight and is in Philadelphia tonight, while Phoenix plays at Miami, league-leader Golden State continues its eastern road trip with a stop in Brooklyn, and the Clippers are at Minnesota.


Look for some change in the new poll

UNDATED (AP) — When the new AP men’s basketball poll is released later today there’s a good chance we’ll see some change among the top teams. Last week, third-ranked Gonzaga (gahn-ZAG’-uh) was a loser along with No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 8 Kansas, ninth-ranked Notre Dame and No. 10 Northern Iowa.

The top teams in the poll, Kentucky and Virginia kept on winning last week. The Wildcats are now 29-0 while the Cavaliers are 27-1. Last week’s fourth-ranked school, Duke, won its two games last week, which means the Blue Devils might slip past Gonzaga for No. 3.

A check of tonight’s schedule, based on last week’s poll, shows Virginia at Syracuse, No. 12 Iowa State home to 16th-ranked Oklahoma and 19th-ranked Baylor at Texas.


Delayed final round in progress

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Play has resumed in the final round of the PGA’s Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. When play was stopped last night because of darkness Paul Casey and Patrick Reed shared the lead.

A check of the board now shows the clubhouse lead held by Daniel Berger at 6-under after a final round 6-under-64. On the course, Padraig Harrington is 7-under after 15 holes of play.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy failed to make the cut after rounds of 73 and 74.