Welterweight Diaz tests positive for marijuana

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Welterweight Diaz tests positive for marijuana

Northern California welterweight Nick Diaz, who suffered a defeat last Saturday to Carlos Condit, has tested positive for marijuana, according to a press release from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Tests conducted for last Saturday's UFC 143 revealed the presence of marijuana metabolites in the fighter's system, the commission reported Thursday.

Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization, issued the following statement following the Nevada State Athletic Commissions report.

"I am beyond disappointed that he tested positive for marijuana," White said in a statement. "It is now in the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Diaz will face disciplinary action from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

On anniversary of Kobe's 81, Lakers score 73 in franchise's worst loss

On anniversary of Kobe's 81, Lakers score 73 in franchise's worst loss

BOX SCORE

DALLAS -- Justin Anderson scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 13 to help the Dallas Mavericks rout the Los Angeles Lakers 122-73 on Sunday.

It was the Mavericks' 13th straight win over the Lakers, who have lost six of their last seven games this season.

The game was close for 10 minutes, with Dallas leading 23-22 before the Mavericks scored the next 15 straight to blow the game open. Nowitzki had seven during the run.

The Mavericks led 67-33 at the half and never looked back.

Lou Williams led the Lakers with 15.

The Mavericks both scored the most points and allowed the fewest in a half and a game this season. The 34-point halftime lead was the third-largest in franchise history.

The Lakers scored their fewest points in a quarter, a first half and a game.

All 11 Mavericks who played in the first half scored and had at least one rebound.

Dallas' Seth Curry scored 14 points, including seven straight in the first quarter for a 13-6 lead.

The Lakers showed signs of life on a 10-5 run for a 16-15 lead with 5:50 left in the quarter. Julius Randle scored four of the points, and Luol Deng and Nick Young each hit a 3-point shot.

The game was tied 20-20 before Devin Harris made a 3-point shot with 2:46 remaining for a lead that Dallas never lost.

Wesley Matthews and Deron Williams also had 13 points. Harris and Pierre Jackson scored 10 each. Rookies Jackson and Nicolas Brussino (eight points) each reached career highs.

TIP-INS:
Lakers: They played without D'Angelo Russell, second on the team at 14.3 points per game. An MRI taken Saturday showed a mildly sprained right MCL and strained right calf.

Mavericks: J.J. Barea missed his 26th game this season because of a strained left calf. Coach Rick Carlisle said he didn't expect Barea back until after the All-Star break (Feb. 24 at the earliest). Andrew Bogut (strained right hamstring) could return this week, but would need a day of practice, according to Carlisle.

UP NEXT:
Lakers: Travel to Portland for the second game of a three-game trip on Wednesday.

Mavericks: Complete a three-game homestand on Wednesday against New York.

Report: Tomsula becomes Washington's D-line coach

Report: Tomsula becomes Washington's D-line coach

Former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula is reportedly back in the NFL after a one-year hiatus.

Tomsula, who spent his first eight NFL seasons as a defensive line coach, will return to that job with Washington, Carol Maloney of NBC4 reported on Sunday. Tomsula rejoins Washington defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and general manager Scot McCloughan, both of whom he worked with while members of the 49ers organization.

Tomsula was promoted to the head-coaching job over finalist Adam Gase two years ago after the 49ers' “mututal parting” with coach Jim Harbaugh. Tomsula was fired after the 49ers went 5-11 in 2015. Chip Kelly was hired to replace Tomsula. Kelly was fired after the 49ers went 2-14, including a franchise-worst 13-game losing streak.