WIDE RE­CEIVER FLOYD IS LIKELY TO FACE SUS­PEN­SION IN 2017

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Michael Floyd’s DUI ar­rest brought about the end of his Ari­zona Car­di­nals ten­ure, and it could end up cost­ing the wide re­ceiver a few game checks next sea­son.

Floyd “is ex­pected to face a multi­game sus­pen­sion from the NFL” in 2017, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“The discipline likely will cen­ter on the blood test Floyd took the morn­ing he was ar­rested for the DUI (last Monday), af­ter he re­fused to take a breath­a­lyzer,” Schefter said Sun­day. “Re­sults of that blood test are ex­pected back within the next month, and they will de­ter­mine the re­ceiver’s level of in­tox­i­ca­tion and quite pos­si­bly the pun­ish­ment he will face.”

The Car­di­nals re­leased Floyd on Wed­nes­day, and the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots claimed him off waivers the fol­low­ing day. The 27-year-old wide­out trav­eled with the Pa­tri­ots to Den­ver but did not play Sun­day against the Bron­cos.

No. 8 Gon­zaga im­proves to 11-0

B nashville, tenn.» Nigel Wil­liams-Goss scored 20 points and No. 8 Gon­zaga re­mained un­de­feated by hold­ing off Ten­nessee 86-76.

Gon­zaga (11-0) hadn’t played since Dec. 10 and looked strong as the Bull­dogs scored the first eight points and never trailed. They led at 27-6 on a jumper by Zach Collins with 12:06 left, 43-29 at half­time and 64-48 mid­way through the sec­ond half.

Ten­nessee (6-5) went on a 10-3 run and got within 75-71 on a jumper by Robert Hubbs III with 2:26 left.

Josh Perkins then hit a jumper and Gon­zaga held on for its fourth straight win in the five games be­tween these teams.

• T.J. Du­nans hit a buzzer-beat­ing 3-pointer to lift Auburn to a 76-74 vic­tory over Mercer.

• Bran­don Clarke scored 24 points, in­clud­ing a put-back bucket just ahead of the buzzer, to lift San Jose State over Bowl­ing Green 77-76.

Rams set record for home wins

B fort collins» Ellen Nys­trom scored 33 points as Colorado State beat Seat­tle 66-62 for its pro­gram-record 22nd con­sec­u­tive home vic­tory.

• Di­a­mond DeShields scored 15 points and Ten­nessee beat No. 10 Stan­ford 59-51 to snap the Car­di­nal’s six-game win­ning streak.

Ten­nessee (6-4) erased an early 11-point deficit and earned its first vic­tory over a ma­jor-con­fer­ence op­po­nent this sea­son.

• Wy­oming earned its first road vic­tory of the sea­son with a 67-42 win over the Mon­tana Griz­zlies.

Natalie Baker and Liv Roberts led Wy­oming with 14 points each.

• Alaina Coates had 20 points and 14 re­bounds and No. 6 South Carolina took con­trol in the sec­ond half to power past No. 9 UCLA 66-57.

• Vic­to­ria Vi­vians scored 19 points and Mor­gan Wil­liam had 18 to lead No. 5 Mis­sis­sippi State to a 76-72 vic­tory over South­ern Cal­i­for­nia in the cham­pi­onship game of the Women of Troy Clas­sic.

Hop­kins, 51, KO’d in eighth round

B inglewood, calif.» Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hop­kins 53 sec­onds into the eighth round of their WBC in­ter­na­tional light heavy­weight ti­tle fight late Satur­day night.

Smith used a six-punch com­bi­na­tion to send Hop­kins through the ropes and on to the floor, ef­fec­tively end­ing the 51-year-old’s 28-year box­ing ca­reer.

Smith suc­cess­fully de­fended his ti­tle when Hop­kins was un­able to re­turn to the ring af­ter 20 sec­onds. Hop­kins hit his head on the way down and twisted his right an­kle — he cited the an­kle as the rea­son he couldn’t fin­ish. A WBC of­fi­cial said the in­juries in­curred forced a TKO.

Foot­note.

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo scored a hat trick as European cham­pi­ons Real Madrid beat Ja­panese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 to win the Club World Cup and ex­tend their un­beaten run to 37 games.

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