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In brief: Torrid Knicks cash in on lucky bounce

Basketball: Raymond Felton’s tiebreaking 3-pointer bounced on the rim five times and finally went in with 2.7 seconds left, giving the New York Knicks a 113-110 NBA victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night that extended their winning streak to six.

Amare Stoudemire extended his 30-point streak to six games, scoring 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and grabbing 14 rebounds.

Felton finished with 28 points and 11 assists.

Bogut’s shot lifts Bucks: Andrew Bogut tipped in an inbounds pass from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute as time expired, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks to a 97-95 NBA victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers.

Wildcats knock off Notre Dame: Terrence Jones scored 27 points and No. 17 Kentucky (6-2) avoided its first losing streak under coach John Calipari with a 72-58 victory over No. 23 Notre Dame (8-1) in the SEC/Big East Invitational at Louisville, Ky.

Missouri edges Vanderbilt: Marcus Denmon made a clinching three-point play off his steal with 5.8 seconds to go, allowing No. 15 Missouri (7-1) to hold on for an 85-82 win over Vanderbilt (7-2) at Columbia, Mo.

Sharks storm back, win in shootout

NHL: Logan Couture and Ryane Clowe scored shootout goals to give San Jose a 5-4 victory at Philadelphia after the Sharks overcame a three-goal, third-period deficit and an apparent Flyers goal in the final second of overtime.

The Flyers appeared to win, but Mike Richards’ OT goal was waved off after a reply showed time expired right before the puck crossed the line.

Penguins’ streak reaches 11: Sidney Crosby scored twice during his fourth multiple-goal game in his last six, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their 11th game in a row by beating visiting Toronto 5-2.

Lynn dies at 85: Vic Lynn, the three-time Stanley Cup winner who played for all of the NHL’s Original Six teams, died in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was 85.

NFL completes Favre investigation

NFL: Joseph Conway, the lawyer for former New York Jets game hostess Jenn Sterger, who allegedly received inappropriate phone messages and photos from Brett Favre, says the NFL’s investigation into the matter is complete.

Chargers stay in San Diego for now: The San Diego Chargers say they will play in San Diego in 2011. Beyond that is anyone’s guess.

The team told Mayor Jerry Sanders that it will not exercise its 2011 escape clause. The word came amid recent speculation that the Chargers could be headed to Los Angeles.

Red Sox, Crawford reach agreement

Baseball: Four days after agreeing to a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, the Boston Red Sox reached an agreement to sign Carl Crawford, the top free-agent position player on the market.

Crawford, whom the Angels had been pursued most heavily, reportedly will receive $142 million over seven years.

Also at the meetings, Cliff Lee has the New York Yankees in a holding pattern. General manager Brian Cashman made the left-hander an aggressive offer and won’t do much of anything else this offseason until hearing back from Lee. An industry source said the Yankees offered six years for about $140 million.

Also, first baseman Paul Konerko decided to stay with the Chicago White Sox, agreeing to a $37.5 million, three-year contract.

Auburn’s Fairley wins Lombardi Award

Miscellany: Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s top collegiate lineman.

Durfey ties for third: Colbert’s Tyson Durfey tied for third place in tie-down roping at 8.5 seconds during the seventh round of the National Finals Rodeo at Las Vegas.


 

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