Compiled from wire reports
Red Wings thrash Blue Jackets, 7-2
•?Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and the host Detroit Red Wings earned a team-record 21st consecutive playoff berth with a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
Detroit broke its team record of 20 straight seasons of reaching the playoffs set from 1939-58.
Detroit’s playoff streak is the longest active run in professional sports.
Holmstrom scored twice to help the Red Wings take a 4-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. They had a 6-0 cushion midway through the second period and a seven-goal lead early in the third.
Columbus is in last place in the NHL with 55 points.
•?Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault says injured winger Daniel Sedin has a concussion.
The team remains mum on the left wing’s condition, or if he will be able to return to action before the playoffs.
Sedin was sidelined Wednesday by an elbow to the head from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith that resulted in a five-game suspension.
Vigneault’s comments were the team’s first public confirmation of his injury.
Azarenka battles back to earn victory
•?Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka lost 10 of the first 11 games, then rallied to remain unbeaten this year by beating Dominika Cibulkova 1-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 Monday in the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open.
Azarenka won her 26th consecutive match, a streak that began at the start of this year. Her start is the best on the women’s tour since Martina Hingis went 37-0 to begin 1997.
•?Serena Williams rallied from a breakdown in both sets Monday to beat Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open.
Williams, bidding for a record sixth Key Biscayne title, avenged a loss to Stosur when they last met in the U.S. Open final in September.
•?Maria Sharapova overcame 11 double-faults Monday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 7-6 (3) and become the first quarterfinalist at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Sharapova, seeded No. 2, played for more than two hours in 85-degree sunshine. She won despite committing 52 unforced errors and losing her serve four times.
•?No. 8-seeded Mardy Fish assured he’ll remain the top-ranked American by beating No. 28 Kevin Anderson in the third round, 6-4, 6-3.
Rivers leaving Duke after 1 year for NBA
•?Austin Rivers is leaving Duke after one season for the NBA Draft.
The freshman guard announced his decision and plans to hire an agent on Monday after team officials said he spent the weekend discussing his future plans with his family at their home outside Orlando, Fla.
The son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers averaged a team-leading 15.5 points and was a unanimous selection as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s rookie of the year.
He’s the fourth player to leave Duke after one season and the second in two years, after Cleveland made Kyrie Irving the No. 1 overall pick of last year’s draft.
•?Murray State and Steve Prohm agreed to a one-year contract extension and a pay raise on Monday after the Racers completed the most successful season in their school’s history.
Murray State says that Prohm’s base salary will be increased from $195,000 to $270,000 and his radio and TV contracts push his total compensation to $300,000, not including incentives. The new deal runs through the 2015-16 season.
•?UAB has hired North Carolina assistant Jerod Haase as head basketball coach.
The Blazers announced the hiring Monday night to replace Mike Davis, who was fired after making the NCAA tournament once in six seasons. Haase will be introduced Tuesday.
Haase, who turns 38 on April 1, worked under Roy Williams for 13 seasons at North Carolina and Kansas, where he starred as a player and graduated in 1997.
— From wire reports