KPYN Sports for Thursday December 5th, 2013
Ark. postpones all prep football this weekend
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Because of a winter storm
approaching Arkansas, the agency that governs high school
athletics says football playoff games will be pushed back
one week. AAA Executive Director Lance Taylor said worries
about player and fan safety forced the decision.
The new schedule:
Friday, Dec. 13, all games start at 7 p.m.
Final, War Memorial Stadium
Class 7A: Bentonville-Cabot
Class 4A: Valley View at Warren; Booneville at Dollarway
Class 3A: Earle at Charleston; Smackover-Glen Rose at Benton
Class 2A: Bearden at Des Arc; Carlisle-Junction City at
Memorial Stadium, El Dorado
Saturday, Dec. 14
Finals, War Memorial Stadium
Class 5A: Batesville-Morrilton, noon
Class 6A: Pine Bluff-El Dorado, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20
Class 4A: 7 p.m.
Satuday, Dec. 21
Class 2A: noon
Class 3A: 6:30 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points
in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New
Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night. Nowitzki gave
Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97
with 32.3 seconds left. He then got a piece of Eric Gordon's
driving floater, grabbed the rebound and hit two more free
throws with 8 seconds left.
HOUSTON (AP) Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists
to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Houston Rockets on
Wednesday night. The win snapped the Suns' two-game losing
streak. Dwight Howard had 15 points and 18 rebounds for the
Rockets, who lost their second straight game.
MEXICO CITY (AP) The NBA says the game between the San
Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed
because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena.
The game scheduled for Wednesday night will be made up in
Minnesota later. The arena was evacuated before tipoff when
a generator malfunction sent smoke pouring into the
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) North Carolina has knocked off
the top-ranked team in men's basketball as J.P. Tokoto had
12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in the Tar Heels'
79-65 win at Michigan State. The Tar Heels are the first
unranked nonconference team to beat the Spartans in East
Lansing since Toledo in December 2002. North Carolina's
season includes a win over defending national-champion
Louisville and losses to Belmont and Alabama-Birmingham.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The prosecutor overseeing the
investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida
State quarterback Jameis (JAYM'-ihs) Winston says it is
completed. State Attorney Willie Meggs has scheduled a news
conference for this afternoon to announce his findings in
the December 2012 incident. A lawyer for Winston has
suggested that the star quarterback and the accuser had
consensual sex, but the victim's family has accused the
19-year-old of rape.
PITTSBURGH (AP) The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers
coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a play
against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving. The league
said it would consider docking Pittsburgh a draft pick
"because the conduct affected a play on the field." The NFL
also said Tomlin should have been flagged 15 yards for
unsportsmanlike conduct for nearly colliding with
Baltimore's Jacoby Jones during a kickoff return midway
through the third quarter of a 22-20 Ravens victory.
DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with
free-agent closer Joe Nathan on a two-year contract with a
club option for 2016. Nathan went 9-7 with 80 saves and a
2.09 ERA in two seasons with the Rangers before becoming a
free agent last month. He addresses a pressing need for the
Tigers, who won the AL Central at 93-69 but finished just
11th in the American League with 39 saves.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The 2014 racing calendar will have
Formula One and NASCAR racing in Texas on the same day. The
FIA, international motorsports' governing body, released its
2014 calendar Wednesday, placing the U.S. Grand Prix in
Austin on Nov. 2. That's the same day as the NASCAR Sprint
Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Eddie
Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, called it a
KPYN Sports for Wednesday December 4th, 2013
DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to
score 25 points, and the Mavericks kept the Charlotte
Bobcats winless in Dallas with an 89-82 victory Tuesday
night. Nowitzki, who was 1 of 10 from the field in the first
half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most
of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the
Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth.
Hot-shooting Arkansas downs SE Louisiana 111-65
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls
scored 16 points each to lead four players in double figures
as Arkansas made quick work of Southeastern Louisiana in a
The Razorbacks (5-2), playing their first game after
returning from the Maui Invitational, have now won 18
straight games at home 38 in a row against unranked
Portis, Arkansas' freshman McDonald's All-American, finished
with 7-of-9 shooting. Qualls was 5 of 6 from the floor, and
all 12 players scored for the Razorbacks who finished 38
of 61 (62.3 percent) from the field.
Arkansas topped the 100-point mark for the first time since
a 112-63 win over Longwood on Nov. 18, 2012.
Jeffery Ricard led the Lions (3-4) with 14 points, while Dre
Evans finished with 10.
WACO, Texas (AP) Odyssey Sims scored 29 points and had 13
assists to become the Baylor career leader in that category
as the Lady Bears beat San Jose State 113-73 on Tuesday
night. It was the first game in 10 days for the Lady Bears
who extended their nation's-best home winning streak to 64
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics completed
separate trades with Texas and San Diego yesterday. The
Athletics picked up outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh
Lindblom from the Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice and
minor league infielder Chris Bostick. Oakland also acquired
right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego
Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.
NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations
tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have worked
out a seven-year, $153-million contract with center fielder
Jacoby Ellsbury, a deal that's pending a physical. Ellsbury
helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series this year,
batting .344 with six RBIs, four doubles and six stolen
bases in the postseason after posting a .298 average with a
major league-leading 52 stolen bases during the regular
UNDATED (AP) The Reds, Rays and Diamondbacks have pulled
off a three-team trade. The Rays are getting catcher Ryan
Hanigan from the Reds and reliever Heath Bell from the
Diamondbacks, while Arizona gets minor league pitcher Justin
Choate and a player to be named later from Tampa Bay. The
Reds are getting left-hander David Holmberg from the D-Backs
for their part in the deal.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy
says quarterback Aaron Rodgers will practice in a limited
fashion today but backup Matt Flynn will take the starter's
snaps. Rodgers hasn't been medically cleared to play since
breaking his left collarbone a month ago, but the team isn't
ruling him out for Sunday's game against Atlanta. The
Packers have gone 0-4-1 without Rodgers to fall from first
two third in the NFC North at 5-6-1.
UNDATED (AP) Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin
has accepted the job as head coach at struggling Miami of
Ohio. Martin succeeds Don Treadwell, who was fired after the
RedHawks lost their first five games. The RedHawks lost to
Ball State 55-14 last Friday, finishing the season 0-12
under offensive coordinator and interim coach Mike Bath.
CHICAGO (AP) Kari Lehtonen had a season-high 47 saves,
Antoine Roussel converted a penalty shot in the third period
and the Dallas Stars snapped the Chicago Blackhawks'
six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.
Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and an assist for the Stars,
who had dropped four of five, including consecutive shootout
losses at home in their previous two games.
KPYN Sports for Tuesday December 3rd, 2013
SEATTLE (AP) Russell Wilson passed for 310 yards and three
touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks silenced New Orleans 34-7
to become the first NFL team to wrap up a playoff berth. The
11-1 Seahawks allowed just 12 first downs and 188 yards in
holding the Saints to their lowest point total under head
coach Sean Payton. Drew Brees (breez) was held to 147
passing yards as the 9-3 Saints fell into a first-place tie
with Carolina in the NFC South.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos coach John Fox has
returned to work, less than a month after undergoing
open-heart surgery to have his aortic valve fixed. Fox
missed the toughest stretch of the season before coming
back. During his absence, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio
guided the 10-2 Denver Broncos into first place in the AFC
West by winning three of four games.
NEW YORK (AP) The NFL says Sunday night's officiating crew
should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the
down and distance at the end of the Giants' 24-17 victory at
Washington. With New York leading by 7 points just after the
two-minute warning, a catch by the Redskins' Pierre Garcon
on second-and-5 was spotted short of a first down at the
Washington 45. Referee Jeff Triplette signaled third down,
but the head linesman incorrectly motioned for the crew to
advance the chains.
HOUSTON (AP) Houston defensive end Antonio Smith is
apologizing for using the word "spying" about New England,
but isn't exactly backing down from the accusations he made
after the Texans' loss to the Patriots. On Sunday, Smith
said it was "miraculous" how the Patriots changed their
offense to key on the defense. On Monday, he said that he
thought reporters in Houston knew him well enough to know
that he could be joking and still be curious at the same
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds
left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over
the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Duncan finished with 23
points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle
against the younger and more athletic Atlanta front court.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz earned their first
back-to-back wins of the season with a 109-103 victory over
the Houston Rockets on Monday night. James Harden had 15 of
his season-best 37 points in the fourth quarter to keep the
Rockets close, but they couldn't get enough defensive stops.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Isaiah Taylor had 14 points and eight
assists and Texas won its first game against a power
conference team this season in a 70-64 victory over
Vanderbilt on Monday. Demarcus Holland and Javan Felix each
scored 12 points for Texas. Texas was able to hold off
Vanderbilt, which trimmed the Longhorns' lead to one point
in the final minute after a steal and dunk by Eric
UNDATED (AP) A person with knowledge of the negotiations
says free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir is closing in on a
$22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics,
pending a physical. The Detroit Tigers have traded starting
pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for
infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor
league lefty Robbie Ray. And a baseball official with
knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Seattle
Mariners are on the verge of bringing back utility man
Willie Bloomquist, pending a physical.
DETROIT (AP) Two-time Stanley Cup champion and three-time
Olympian Doug Weight has been inducted into the U.S. Hockey
Hall of Fame Monday in Detroit. Joining the four-time NHL
All-Star is former teammate Bill Guerin, a Stanley Cup
champion, three-time Olympian and four-time All-Star.
Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, former college
coach Ron Mason and women's hockey pioneer Cindy Curley also
Here are the latest scores from today's sports events for
Monday December 2nd:
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Seattle 34 New Orleans 7
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Washington 98 Orlando 80
Final 3OT New Orleans 131 Chicago 128
Final San Antonio 102 Atlanta 100
Final Utah 109 Houston 103
Final Portland 106 Indiana 102
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Winnipeg 5 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Montreal 3 New Jersey 2
Final Minnesota 2 Philadelphia 0
Final Los Angeles 3 St. Louis 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (12) UConn 65 (15) Florida 64
Final (17) Iowa St. 99 Auburn 70
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (12) South Carolina 79 NC Central 27
Final (24) Gonzaga 82 Fairfield 42
KPYN Sports for Monday December 2nd, 2013
ALL OF SUNDAYS SPORTS SCORES
UNDATED (AP) The Denver Broncos own the AFC's top record
at 10-2 after Peyton Manning threw four of his five
touchdown passes to Eric Decker in a 35-28 victory in Kansas
City. Cam Newton passed for two TDs and ran for another as
the Carolina Panthers knocked off Tampa Bay 27-6 for their
team-record eighth straight win, keeping them one game ahead
of San Francisco for the NFC's first wild-card berth. The
49ers were 23-13 winners against St. Louis as Colin
Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nik) threw for 275 yards and a TD.
HOUSTON (AP) The New England Patriots rallied for a 34-31
win over Houston Sunday night as the Texans'
franchise-record skid reached 10 games. Ben Tate ran for 102
yards and three touchdowns for the Texans, who haven't won
since Sept. 15.
HOUSTON (AP) Houston defensive end Antonio Smith
questioned how New England knew what the Texans were going
to do on defense after a 34-31 win by the Patriots on
Sunday. Smith told reporters after the game that Houston had
some new wrinkles in its defense this week and it was
"miraculous" how the Patriots changed their offense to key
on the defense. He says that teams were either "spying on us
or scouting us."
UNDATED (AP) Florida State and Ohio State are the top
teams in the latest BCS standings following Alabama's loss
at Auburn on Saturday. The Seminoles' .995 BCS average makes
them a lock for a BCS title game appearance if they beat
Duke in the ACC championship game. Ohio State owns a .950
average, Auburn is at .923, Alabama is fourth at .854 and
Missouri is next at .843.
COMPLETE BCS STANDINGS
Rank Team USA TODAY poll Harris poll Computer rank BCS
1 Florida State 1 .9974 1 .9970 1 .9900 .9948
2 Ohio State 2 .9432 2 .9748 2 .9600 .9503
3 Auburn 3 .9271 3 .9227 3 .9200 .9233
4 Alabama 4 .8600 4 .8617 4 .8400 .8539
5 Missouri 5 .8484 5 .8499 5 .8300 .8428
6 Oklahoma State 6 .8052 6 .7935 9 .6900 .7629
7 Stanford 10 .6671 7 .7135 7 .7400 .7096
8 South Carolina 7 .7097 8 .7013 8 .7000 .7037
9 Baylor 7 .7097 9 .6773 12 .6000 .6623
10 Michigan State 9 .6690 10 .6697 11 .6200 .6529
11 Arizona State 13 .4935 13 .4865 6 .7700 .5833
12 Oregon 12 .5439 12 .5326 13 .5200 .5321
13 Clemson 11 .5503 11 .5501 14 .4600 .5201
14 Northern Illinois 18 .3529 15 .4206 10 .6700 .4812
15 LSU 14 .4645 14 .4792 17 .3200 .4213
16 Central Florida 17 .3690 18 .3684 16 .4200 .3858
17 Oklahoma 15 .4258 16 .3966 17 .3200 .3737
18 UCLA 19 .3052 19 .2968 15 .4500 .3506
19 Louisville 16 .4032 17 .3859 28 .0000 .2630
20 Duke 20 .2594 20 .2362 21 .1800 .2252
21 Wisconsin 21 .1716 21 .1848 20 .2400 .1988
22 Georgia 27 .0265 25 .0564 19 .2600 .1143
23 Fresno State 22 .1387 22 .1630 28 .0000 .1006
24 Texas A&M 25 .0781 23 .1105 23 .1100 .0995
25 Texas 24 .0961 24 .0636 25 .0400 .0666
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has fired offensive
coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis
after the program's first losing season since 1979. They
were let go a day after the 4-7 Gators ended the season with
a 37-7 loss to rival Florida State. The moves had been
expected for weeks, as the losses mounted and it became
clear coach Will Muschamp would make changes on the
offensive side of the ball.
NEW ORLEANS BOWL-BID
New Orleans Bowl says La.-Lafayette accepts bid
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Officials with the New Orleans Bowl
say Louisiana-Lafayette has accepted the bowl's invitation
to represent the Sun Belt Conference for a third straight
ULL is expected to play a representative from Conference USA
in the Dec. 21st game at the Superdome in New Orleans.
ULL is 8-3 overall and despite losing a conference game to
Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday the Ragin' Cajuns were assured
a share of the Sun Belt title when Arkansas State lost to
Western Kentucky. ULL defeated ASU earlier this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Indiana Pacers continue to own the
NBA's top record following yesterday's 105-100 win over the
Clippers in Los Angeles. David West scored 14 of his 24
points in the third quarter and finished with 12 rebounds as
the Pacers improved to 16-1 with their seventh straight win.
Roy Hibbert added 19 points against the Pacific Division
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ARKANSAS-BINGHAMTON
Arkansas beats Binghamton for tournament title
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The University of Arkansas women's
basketball team used a dominating defense to win the New
Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.
Arkansas held Binghamton to 9 first-half points on the way
to a 72-23 win on Saturday.
UA junior Jhasmin Bowen was named the tournament MVP after
scoring 15 points in the win and was joined on the
all-tournament team by teammate Calli Berna.
WACO, Texas (AP) No. 18 Baylor returned to the mainland
with a 104-59 victory over Hardin-Simmons on Sunday. Rico
Gathers had 17 points and nine rebounds for Baylor, which
had six players finish with double-figure scoring. Baylor
played three games earlier in the week at the Maui
CENT ARKANSAS-KANSAS ST
Kansas St overpowers Cent Arkansas 87-54
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Shane Southwell had 19 points and
Thomas Gipson added 17 as Kansas State defeated Central
Arkansas 87-54 in the first ever meetings between the
DeShone McClure and Jalen Jackson both scored 12 points to
pace the Bears (2-4), who are eligible for postseason play
for the first time since their 2006 admission to the
Division I ranks.
It was Kansas State's (4-3) best offensive performance of
the season, with a season high in points and rebounds (52).
The performance on the glass was the best for the Wildcats
since its Nov. 18, 2012 matchup against North Florida where
they tallied 54 rebounds.
After opening on a 12-2 run, the Wildcats never saw their
lead fall underneath double digits and pushed it to as
many as 23 points in the first half.
DALLAS (AP) The Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars on
Sunday night in a 3-2 shootout win. Devan Dubnyk stopped two
of three shots in the tiebreaker. Dallas' Kari Lehtonen
failed to make a save.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Philadelphia 24 Arizona 21
Final OT Minnesota 23 Chicago 20
Final Jacksonville 32 Cleveland 28
Final Miami 23 N-Y Jets 3
Final New England 34 Houston 31
Final Carolina 27 Tampa Bay 6
Final Indianapolis 22 Tennessee 14
Final OT Atlanta 34 Buffalo 31
Final San Francisco 23 St. Louis 13
Final Cincinnati 17 San Diego 10
Final Denver 35 Kansas City 28
Final N-Y Giants 24 Washington 17
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Denver 112 Toronto 98
Final Indiana 105 L-A Clippers 100
Final Detroit 115 Philadelphia 100
Final Miami 99 Charlotte 98
Final Golden State 115 Sacramento 113
Final Oklahoma City 113 Minnesota 103
Final New Orleans 103 New York 99
Final Portland 114 L-A Lakers 108
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Vancouver 3 Carolina 2
Final Detroit 4 Ottawa 2
Final 2OT Edmonton 3 Dallas 2 (SO Edmonton 2-1)
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 3) Kentucky 79 Providence 65
Final (21) Memphis 73 ( 5) Oklahoma St. 68
Final (11) Gonzaga 86 Coppin St. 51
Final (12) Wichita St. 70 Saint Louis 65
Final (14) Oregon 82 Cal Poly 61
Final UAB 63 (16) North Carolina 59
Final (18) Baylor 104 Hardin-Simmons 59
Final George Washington 60 (20) Creighton 53
Final San Diego St. 67 (25) Marquette 59
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) UConn 70 Ohio St. 49
Final ( 7) Kentucky 69 ( 4) Louisville 64
Final ( 5) Notre Dame 100 Duquesne 61
Final (18) Oklahoma 80 Creighton 52
Final (19) Oklahoma St. 95 North Texas 47
Final IPFW 81 (21) Michigan St. 76
Final (22) Georgia 70 Georgia St. 58
Final Northwestern 82 (25) DePaul 79
KPYN Sports for Wednesday November 27th, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is eyeing the
team's Dec. 6 game in Sacramento as his possible return,
saying he's looking forward to three practices in the four
days before that game. Bryant hasn't played this season
while recovering from surgery in April on a torn Achilles
tendon. He is traveling with the Lakers but won't play
during the team's three-game road trip that began tonight in
CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have added depth by
signing free-agent utilityman Skip Schumaker (SHOO'-mah-kur)
to a two-year, $3 million package. The 33-year-old Schumaker
batted .263 in 125 games for the Dodgers last season with
two homers and 30 RBIs, playing second base and all three
UNDATED (AP) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has
returned to practice on a limited basis for the first time
since suffering a collarbone injury on Nov. 4. The 5-5-1
Packers have been winless since his injury. Coach Mike
McCarthy says Matt Flynn took the starter reps on Tuesday,
and both Flynn and Scott Tolzien (tohl-ZEEN') are preparing
for the key NFC North game against Detroit.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been
named Philadelphia's starter for the rest of the season. He
replaced the injured Michael Vick during the Oct. 27 loss to
the Giants and has spurred a turn-around for the 6-5 Eagles.
UNDATED (AP) Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond has been
suspended by the NFL for the team's next four games for
violating the league's substance abuse policy. And the
league has upheld the one-game suspension of Titans safety
Michael Griffin as a repeat offender of the league's rules
prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless
DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Stars beat the Pacific
Division-leading Anaheim Ducks 6-3 last night for their
first home win in more than month. The Stars trailed 2-1
before a three-goal flurry by Cody Eakin, Stephane Robidas
and Ryan Garbutt against Jonas Hiller. Dan Ellis stopped 28
shots and won for only the second time in seven games.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) No. 18 Baylor rallied to beat Dayton
67-66 last night in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.
The Bears will play No. 8 Syracuse for the tournament
championship tonight. The Bears were down by one when Kenny
Cherry missed a jumper off the front of the rim. Cory
Jefferson was all alone for the rebound. His layup gave
Baylor a 67-66 lead.
DENTON, Texas (AP) Jordan Williams came off the bench to
score 19 points as North Texas beat Incarnate Word 84-67
last night. Williams was 7 of 14 from the field and sank 4
of 6 free throws. Mitchell Badillo scored 19 points, went 5
of 11 from the field and sank 9 of 10 from the line for the
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Blake Hibbitts scored 15 points
to spark Central Michigan's 68-64 win at Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi yesterday. Chris Fowler had 13 points and five
assists for Central Michigan. Zane Knowles led the Islanders
with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jeff Beverly contributed
another 10 points.
KPYN Sports for Tuesday November 26th, 2013
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nik) outplayed
Robert Griffin III as the San Francisco 49ers beat
Washington 27-6. Kaepernick threw for 235 yards three
touchdowns and no interceptions, while Griffin had just 127
passing yards, no TDs and one interception. Anquan Boldin
had five receptions for 94 yards and two touchdowns as the
Niners improved to 7-4, tying Arizona for the final NFC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali had an
MRI exam on his sprained left ankle that has come back
better than expected, while fellow linebacker Justin Houston
had an MRI exam on his left elbow postponed because of
swelling. Both were injured in Sunday's loss to San Diego.
Coach Andy Reid wouldn't say whether his top two pass
rushers would be available for Sunday's game against Denver.
Arkansas QB Allen has SUV egged after loss
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says
he has spoken with quarterback Brandon Allen about an
incident that left the quarterback's vehicle covered in
Razorbacks tight end Austin Tate tweeted a picture of
Allen's SUV following Saturday's overtime loss to
Mississippi State, adding, "Thanks for the support
fans..really makes us want to keep going and change the
situation we're in!" The tweet was later deleted.
Bielema says he learned about the incident Saturday night,
and that he spoke to Allen on Sunday morning with the
sophomore assuring the first-year Arkansas coach that there
would be no retaliation. Bielema says college football "is a
little bit ugly at times."
The Razorbacks, who travel to No. 15 LSU on Friday, have
lost a school-record eight straight games.
Missouri HS quarterback signs with Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The University of Arkansas says
Bolivar, Mo., high school quarterback Rafe Peavey has signed
with the Razorbacks.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said in a news release Monday
that Peavey plans to enroll at UA in January and take part
in spring practice.
Peavey threw for 2,294 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed
for 1,557 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior at Bolivar
UA says Peavey chose Arkansas over schools that include
Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss and Kentucky.
For No. 15 LSU, elite status at stake vs. Arkansas
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU running back Terrence Magee says
the 15th-ranked Tigers have to beat Arkansas convincingly
this Friday to prevent college football observers from
labeling their recent triumph over Texas A&M a fluke.
Magee says last Saturday's 34-10 victory was no accident,
and that the Tigers are peaking as they seek to finish 2013
by beating the Razorbacks in their regular season finale and
winning a bowl game.
Beating Arkansas would keep alive LSU's chance at reaching
double-digit wins for a fourth-straight season and maximize
their bowl possibilities, which still include the Sugar
Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Outback Bowl and Gator
Arkansas is trying to end an eight-game skid, and coach Bret
Bielema is urging the Razorbacks to make their final week
together a memorable one.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe
Bryant has signed a two-year contract extension that runs
through his 20th season with the franchise. ESPN reported
the deal is worth $48.5 million, keeping the five-time NBA
champion among the league's highest-paid players but lower
than his $30.45 million salary this season. Bryant hasn't
played this season while recovering from surgery on his torn
Achilles tendon in April.
CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is out
for the remainder of the season after undergoing successful
surgery today to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right
knee. He was hurt Friday night at Portland, losing his
footing while trying to change direction to get back on
defense. The 2011 NBA MVP missed all of last season after
tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in
Chicago's 2012 playoff opener against Philadelphia.
DALLAS (AP) Ty Lawson had 19 points after a quiet start as
the Nuggets beat Dallas 110-96 last night. It was Denver's
second win over the Mavericks in three days. Lawson had 14
after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as
the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games
this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Manu Ginobili had 16 points to lead seven
players in double figures as the San Antonio Spurs beat the
New Orleans Pelicans 112-93 last night. It was the Spurs'
11th straight victory. Ryan Anderson had 17 points for New
Orleans. The Pelicans had a three-game winning streak
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Chandler Parsons scored 17 points as
the Houston Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit to beat
the Memphis Grizzlies 93-86 last night. Houston trailed for
most of the night and its 93 points were a season low. But
the Rockets made a 14-2 run early in the fourth quarter. The
Rockets played without All-Star guard James Harden.
Cal beats Arkansas 85-77 in Maui tourney opener
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) David Kravish had 19 points and 15
rebounds as California beat Arkansas 85-77 in the opening
game of the Maui Invitational.
Ricky Kreklow scored 17 points off the bench while three
others scored in double-digits for the Golden Bears.
Cal made just under half its shots as a team.
Arkansas led only twice once in the third minute of play
and again at 35-34 after Michael Qualls made a 3-pointer to
open the second half. The Bears responded with a 13-4 run in
less than three minutes.
Cal built its lead to 13 points after Kravish made a layup
to cap an 8-0 run with just over five minutes remaining.
Qualls led Arkansas with 21 points.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) No. 18 Baylor easily beat Division II
Chaminade 93-77 last night at the Maui Invitational. The
Bears overcame a 42-point effort from Chaminade's Christophe
Varidel. He fell one point shy of the tournament record of
43 points scored by Gonzaga's Adam Morrison in a
triple-overtime game in 2005.
WASHINGTON (AP) Ten former NHL players are claiming in a
class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to
protect players from concussions. The lawsuit seeks damages
to be determined at trial and was filed just three months
after the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits
from thousands of former players who developed dementia or
other concussion-related health problems. The players are
also seeking court-approved medical monitoring for their
brain trauma and/or injuries, which they blame on their NHL
UA's Jackson is SEC Freshman of the Week
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) University of Arkansas freshman
Jessica Jackson has been selected the Southeastern
Conference Freshman of the Week in women's basketball.
Jackson scored 40 points total in helping UA to three wins
last week and to improve to 6-0 on the season.
Arkansas is off until Friday when the team plays at
Southeast Missouri State with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Prince Fielder used to take batting
practice as a kid at Tigers Stadium and was known for
hitting balls over the right-field fence at a young age.
Now with the Texas Rangers, he has a new home ballpark with
a right field modeled after the old stadium in Detroit.
During his introduction Monday, Fielder smiled and said he
With his new team also comes a new jersey number. Fielder
will wear No. 84 with the Rangers, representative of the
year he was born.
The Rangers acquired the five-time All-Star first baseman in
a trade from Detroit last week for popular second baseman
Texas manager Ron Washington says the team was searching to
get more production in its lineup, and he's very happy to
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Romo has 2 TDs, leads late FG drive, Dallas 24-21
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tony Romo threw two touchdowns
and led a drive that set up Dan Bailey' 35-yard field goal
on the final play as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Giants
Dallas ended the Giants' four-game winning streak and most
of their playoff hopes. The victory moved the Cowboys into a
first-place tie with idle Philadelphia in the NFC East and
left the Giants wondering about what they gave away in two
losses to Dallas. Romo hit two crucial third-down passes on
the 14-play drive that covered the final 4:45 after New York
tied the game on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to
Louis Murphy Jr. and a 2-point conversion run by Andre
Romo hit Jason Witten on TDs of 20 and 2 yards, and Dallas
got a defensive touchdown on a 50-yard fumble return by Jeff
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots stormed
back from a 24-0 halftime deficit to beat Denver 34-31 in
overtime, dropping the Broncos to 9-2. Tony Carter fumbled a
punt to set up Stephen Gostkowski's 31-yard field goal with
1:56 left in OT. Brady completed 34 of his 50 passes for 344
yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots improved to 8-3
despite losing three fumbles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) San Diego beat Kansas City 41-38 on
Philip Rivers' 26-yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirotutu
(shay-EE' ah-zheer-ah-TOO'-too) with 24 seconds left. The TD
came just 58 seconds after Dwayne Bowe grabbed a go-ahead,
five-yard scoring strike from Alex Smith. Rivers threw for
392 yards and three scores to help the Chargers deal the
Chiefs their second straight loss since a 9-0 start.
UNDATED (AP) Cam Newton hit Greg Olsen with a 1-yard
touchdown pass with 43 second left to lead Carolina to a
20-16 win over Miami. It was the second comeback win in a
week for the Panthers, who trailed 16-6 midway through the
third quarter before earning their team record-tying seventh
straight win. Tennessee also pulled out a last-minute win as
Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Kendall Wright for a 10-yard TD with
just 10 seconds left to give the Titans a 23-19 win at
UNDATED (AP) None of the NFC North teams won on Sunday,
although back-up quarterback Matt Flynn rallied Green Bay
from 16 points down to a 26-26 tie with Minnesota. Tavon (TAY'-vahn)
Martin's 65-yard touchdown run highlighted a 21-point first
quarter as St. Louis beat Chicago 42-21, leaving the 6-5
Bears and Detroit tied for the division lead and just a
half-game ahead of the Packers. Mike Glennon hit Tiquan
Underwood for the go-ahead 85-yard touchdown pass early in
the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay's 24-21 win over the Lions.
HOUSTON (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars extended the Houston
Texans' losing streak to a franchise-record nine games with
a 13-6 victory yesterday. The two-time AFC South champions
haven't won since September 15th. Maurice Jones-Drew ran for
a season-high 84 yards and a touchdown.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Carolina 20 Miami 16
Final St. Louis 42 Chicago 21
Final Jacksonville 13 Houston 6
Final OT Minnesota 26 Green Bay 26
Final Baltimore 19 N-Y Jets 3
Final Pittsburgh 27 Cleveland 11
Final San Diego 41 Kansas City 38
Final Tampa Bay 24 Detroit 21
Final Arizona 40 Indianapolis 11
Final Tennessee 23 Oakland 19
Final Dallas 24 N-Y Giants 21
Final OT New England 34 Denver 31
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Amric Fields scored 16 points and
blocked a last-second shot yesterday as TCU beat Washington
State 64-62. Fields went 7 for 9 from the field and
connected on two 3-pointers for TCU. DaVonte Lacy scored 18
points for the Cougars. Anderson had 16 for TCU and was 6 of
7 from the free-throw line.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) J-Mychal Reese returned to the
lineup following a suspension in the Texas A&M's 79-62
victory over Sam Houston State yesterday. Reese made his
season debut after serving a four-game suspension for an
unspecified violation of a team rule during preseason camp.
Reese shook the rust by finishing with five points and four
SMU rolls past Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 87-61 win
GARLAND, Texas (AP) The center duo of Yanick Moreira and
Cannen Cunningham scored 19 and 15 points respectively as
SMU's inside attack paced the Mustangs to an 87-61 victory
over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday afternoon.
SMU capitalized on its advantages in height and depth in
improving its record to 4-1. The Mustangs outscored the
Golden Lions 52-24 in the paint, 17-2 on second-chance
points and 45-4 in bench points.
UAPB, loser of its third straight to drop to 2-3, was led by
Devon Haynes with 18, Daniel Broughton with 13, and
Ghiavonni Robinson with 12.
Sunday's game was the first of four for SMU as part of the
Corpus Christi Challenge that will continue through Nov. 30.
UAPB is now five games into its season with 15 consecutive
on either visiting or neutral courts before playing its
first home game on Jan. 18 against Southern University.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS-ARKANSAS ST
Arkansas St. beats Cent. Ark. in a 99-56 blowout
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Kirk Van Slyke scored 23 points and
had nine rebounds as Arkansas State beat Central Arkansas
99-56 on Sunday.
Van Slyke made nine of his 11 shots to help Arkansas State
end a two-game skid. Melvin Johnson III added 17. The Red
Wolves made 30 of their 61 shots, including 7 of 18 from
behind the 3-point line.
Lenell Brown scored 12 points and was the only Central
Arkansas player to reach double figures. The Bears were held
to 35 percent shooting.
Arkansas State forced 24 turnovers, won the battle on the
boards, and attempted 40 free throws compared to eight for
Arkansas State has now won four in a row against Central
Arkansas and leads the all-time series 21-18. In the
previous six meetings, Arkansas State scored an average of
66.2 points per game.
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (24) North Carolina 93 ( 3) Louisville 84
Final ( 6) Duke 91 Vermont 90
Final Georgetown 84 (10) VCU 80
Final Charlotte 63 (14) Michigan 61
Final (17) Oregon 100 San Francisco 82
Final (19) New Mexico 79 Davidson 58
Final (22) UCLA 106 Chattanooga 65
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Detroit 109 Brooklyn 97
Final L-A Clippers 121 Chicago 82
Final Phoenix 104 Orlando 96
Final Oklahoma City 95 Utah 73
Final L-A Lakers 100 Sacramento 86
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Detroit 3 Buffalo 1
Final Carolina 4 Ottawa 1
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