T25 BASKETBALL-LATEST SCORES
Top-ranked Cardinals fall
UNDATED (AP) — For the second week in a row, the No. 1 team in the country has suffered a Saturday defeat.
This time is was Louisville that was derailed, losing at home to No. 6 Syracuse 70-68. Brandon Triche (TRISH) scored 23 points for the Orange who improved to 17-1 and 5-0 in the Big East.
It was the second straight Saturday No. 1 went down as Duke lost to then-No. 20 North Carolina State 84-76.
Michael Carter-Williams had 16 points for Syracuse, including the final four. Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair both had 10 for the Orange who won their seventh straight.
Russ Smith's 25 points led Louisville which had its 11-game winning streak stopped. The Cardinals are now 16-2 and 4-1 in Big East play.
In other Top-25 play:
— Ben McLemore scored 16 points and No. 4 Kansas stormed back from a late double-digit deficit to stun Texas 64-59 and win its 15th straight game. Jeff Withey added 14 points and nine rebounds for the 16-1 Jayhawks.
— Mark Lyons scored 24 points, Nick Johnson added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat rival Arizona State 71-54.
— Roosevelt Jones stole an inbound pass with 3.5 seconds left and hit a floater from just inside the foul line right before the buzzer to help No. 13 Butler upset No. 8 Gonzaga 64-63.
— Scottie Wilbekin had 13 points and 10 assists, his first career double-double, and No. 10 Florida thumped No. 17 Missouri 83-52. The victory was coach Billy Donovan's 400th with the Gators. Florida has won six in a row to improve to 14-2 overall, and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference.
— Keith Appling made two free throws with 7.9 seconds left and finished with 15 points to help No. 18 Michigan State beat 11th-ranked Ohio State 59-56. The Buckeyes had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but Shannon Scott didn't come close on a running 3-point attempt. Deshaun Thomas was upset Scott didn't pass him the ball. Thomas had already made six 3-pointers in the game.
— Carl Hall had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Wichita State beat No. 12 Creighton 67-64. The Shockers extended their home court winning streak to 17 games and forged a tie with the Shockers atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings. Doug McDermott finished with 25 points for the Bluejays but never got the ball with the game on the line.
— Leonard Washington had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help Wyoming beat a cold shooting No. 15 San Diego State 58-45. Larry Nance Jr. added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Cowboys.
— No. 16 Kansas State got 20 points from Rodney McGruder and 15 from Will Spradling in a 69-60 win over Oklahoma. The Sooners are now 12-4.
— Jack Cooley had 19 points, 10 rebounds and blocked a shot with 2 seconds left to help No. 20 Notre Dame hang on for a 69-66 win over Rutgers.
— Tony Woods scored 18 points and No. 21 Oregon pulled away over the final 6 1-2 minutes to beat No. 24 UCLA 76-67. The Ducks improved to 5-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time in 39 years. The Bruins had their 10-game winning streak snapped.
— Rob Brandenberg's 22 points led No. 22 VCU to a dominating 90-63 win over Duquesne. The Rams went on a 26-2 run in the first half to take control of the game. VCU's 13-game winning streak is second longest in the nation, currently.
— Sean Kilpatrick scored seven of his career-high 36 points in overtime, and Cincinnati blew a 16-point lead before rallying to a 71-69 victory over No. 25 Marquette.
Grizzlies edge Bulls in OT
UNDATED (AP) — Marc Gasol (guh-SOHL') scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 13 points and 19 rebounds to lead Memphis over Chicago 85-82 in overtime.
Memphis scored the first six points of the extra period, Gasol's putback making it 82-76. The Bulls cut it to 83-80 on Jimmy Butler's layup and had a chance to tie, but Nate Robinson missed a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left.
Chicago, playing its third consecutive overtime game in four days, didn't have enough in overtime. The Bulls played without forward Luol Deng and had to fight back from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit.
In other NBA play:
— Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, while Blake Griffin added 17 points and 11 rebounds as Los Angeles Clippers hung on to beat Washington 94-87. The Clippers won their fourth straight despite shooting a season-low 36.6 percent.
— Tony Parker had 23 points and 12 assists for San Antonio in a 98-93 win over short-handed Atlanta. The Hawks announced about 90 minutes before the game that guard Lou Williams faces season-ending surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee. Then they lost guard Devin Harris to a sprained left ankle in the third quarter.
— Randy Foye scored 20 points, Derrick Favors had a season-high 19 to lead Utah to a 109-98 win over Cleveland.
— Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale signed 10-day contracts with Minnesota on Saturday morning, then scored the first 23 points of the fourth quarter to lift the Timberwolves to a 92-79 victory over slumping Houston.
— Klay Thompson paced Golden State with a season-high 29 points in a 116-112 win over New Orleans. Jarrett Jack added 25 for the Warriors including seven in the final minute.
— Marcus Thornton led the way with 18 points to pace Sacramento to a 97-93 win over Charlotte. Tyreke Evans scored six of the Kings final nine points and finished with 16.
— Milwaukee handed Portland its fifth straight loss, 110-104. Brandon Jennings had 30 points for the winners, and Ersan Ilyasova added 24 points and 14 rebounds. Portland got 26 points and 10 assists from Damian Lillard.
Hawks lose key player for the season
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's Lou Williams will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee. The Hawks' third-leading scorer suffered the injury in Friday's loss at Brooklyn. Williams is averaging 14.1 points.
UNDATED (AP) — After a 119-day lockout, the NHL's season finally got under way. It didn't start well for the defending Stanley Cup champs.
The Los Angeles Kings celebrated their championship with an extensive pre-game ceremony, then went out and lost to Chicago 5-2. Marian Hossa had two goals and an assists for the Blackhawks.
The Kings returned every player from their Cup winning team of last season. The Kings' pre-game festivities included raising the championship banner, getting their rings and presenting the Stanley Cup.
Around the rest of the league:
— Teemu Selanne (TAY'-moo seh-LAH'-nee) scored twice and added a pair of assists in Anaheim's 7-3 rout of Vancouver. Two of Selanne's points came in the second period when the Ducks broke out with four goals.
— Tuukka (TOO'-kuh) Rask stopped 20 shots in his first game since taking over for two-time Vezina (VEH'-zih-nuh) Trophy winner Tim Thomas as the Bruins topped the Rangers 3-1.
— Jaromir Jagr (YAHR'-oh-mir YAH'-gur) scored two goals and added two assists in his Dallas debut to lead the Stars to a 4-3 win over Phoenix.
— Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in his NHL debut and Chris Stewart also had a pair of goals to help St. Louis manhandle Detroit 6-0. Jaroslav Halak (hah-LAHK') was called on to make just 14 saves to earn the shutout.
— Martin St. Louis (loo-EE') and Eric Brewer each scored two goals as Tampa Bay beat Washington 6-3. St. Louis added an assist, while Vincent Lecavalier and Cory Conacher also scored for the Lightning.
— Dany Heatley scored a pair of power-play goals to pace Minnesota to a 4-2 win over Colorado.
— Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozek scored power-play goals as Toronto opened with a 2-1 victory over Montreal.
— Derick Brassard scored in the sixth round of a shootout to give Columbus a 3-2 win over Nashville.
— Jonathan Huberdeau scored on his first NHL shot and Bryan Campbell had two goals as Florida scored four times in the first period on the way to a 5-1 win over Carolina.
— Tyler Kennedy and James Neal scored to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-1 win over Philadelphia. There was no lockout backlash in Philadelphia with about 20,000 fans on hand for the opener.
— David Clarkson's goal at 8:17 of the third period sent New Jersey to a 2-1 win over the Islanders.
— Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assist in Ottawa's 4-1 win over Winnipeg. The Senators peppered Jets goalie Andrej Pavelec with 37 shots.
OBITS-STAN MUSIAL, EARL WEAVER
Cardinals Hall of Famer died
UNDATED (AP) — Baseball is mourning the loss of two Hall of Famers. Stan Musial and Earl Weaver have died.
Musial was one of the game's greatest hitters with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades. Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s.
Musial was so revered in St. Louis there are two statues of him outside Busch Stadium. He spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals and made the All-Star team 24 times — baseball held two All-Star games each summer for a few seasons.
The combative Weaver made his mark as one of the game's top managers. He won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles and seemingly was engaged in nearly as many arguments with umpires.
The Duke of Earl, as he was affectionately known in Baltimore, took the Orioles to the World Series four times over 17 seasons but won only one title, in 1970. His .583 winning percentage ranks fifth among managers who served 10 or more seasons in the 20th century.
Dick Gordon, Weaver's marketing agent, says Weaver died while on a Caribbean cruise sponsored by the Orioles. He was 82.
Sharapova stays hot
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova's unrelenting charge through the Australian Open has continued. The second seed rolled past Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-love to roar into the quarterfinals. Sharapova opened the tournament with consecutive 6-love, 6-love victories. She's only lost five games through the first four matches, which is an Australian Open record.
Fifth seed Angelique Kerber didn't make it through to the second week. The German was upset in the fourth round by Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-4.
Li Na (lee nah) saved a set point in the tiebreaker before beating Julia Goerges 7-6 (6), 6-1. She'll next play No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh), who beat No. 13 Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH'-noh-vich) 6-2, 6-4 for her 13th consecutive win.
In men's play, fourth-seeded David Ferrer had a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 16 Kei Nishikori of Japan to reach the quarterfinals, where he will meet Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.
Stallings has big edge
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Stallings has opened a five-stroke lead after three rounds of the Humana Challenge, after firing a 9-under 63. He carded a pair of eagles in the round, including a 20-foot downhill putt on the par-5 eighth hole.
Stallings is at 22-under.
John Rollins was tied for second with Stewart Cink, Roberto Castro, Charles Howell III and Charley Hoffman.
Phil Mickelson scrambled to make the cut by two strokes in his season debut.
Frost holds on to lead
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — David Frost turned in a second straight 7-under 65 to open up a two-shot lead after two rounds of the Champions Tour Mitubishi Electronic Championship. John Cook shot 66 for the second straight day and holds down second place, while Kirk Triplett's 68 left him in third, four shots back.
HORSE RACING-ECLIPSE AWARDS
Wise Dan is top horse of 2012
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wise Dan made the most of being a late bloomer.
The 5-year-old gelding easily beat out I'll Have Another for Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards. Wise Dan won five of six starts in 2012, winning the Breeders' Cup Mile in course-record time and two other Grade I turf stakes.
Wise Dan received 194 votes in balloting by the National Thoroughbred Association, Daily Racing Form and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters to easily outdistance I'll Have Another who got 30 votes.