December 10, 2010 in Sports

In brief: Temple hands Georgetown first loss

 
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Temple’s Ramone Moore helps the Owls drive past Georgetown.
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College Basketball: Ramone Moore scored a career-high 30 points and Temple held on to upset No. 9 Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Hollis Thompson missed a shot underneath that would have put Georgetown ahead with a few seconds left. Kahlir Jefferson iced it with two free throws and the fans stormed the court after Austin Freeman’s desperation halfcourt shot was off.

The Owls (6-2) handed the Hoyas (8-1) their first loss of the season thanks to a spectacular effort by Moore, who was 12 for 18 from the field.

Garnett helps Celtics squeak past 76ers

NBA: Kevin Garnett banked in a shot off an alley-oop pass with 1.4 seconds left to give the Boston Celtics their ninth straight victory, 102-101 over the 76ers in Philadelphia.

After Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala drove for a hook shot with 6.6 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 101-100 lead, Rajon Rondo flipped a long pass to Garnett for the winner.

• Blazers bounce back over Magic: Andre Miller returned from a one-game suspension to score 22 points and the Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 97-83 in Portland.

The Blazers trailed by 14 points in the first half but led by 15 points in the second.

No. 9 West Virginia escapes Villanova

Women’s basketball: Liz Repella scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:26 left, and ninth-ranked West Virginia (9-0, 1-0 Big East) survived a 15-point second half in a 39-36 victory over the Wildcats (5-4, 0-1) in Villanova, Pa.

West Virginia won despite shooting 17 for 44 from the field (39 percent), including 2 for 11 (18 percent) from 3-point range.

• Rutgers tops No. 11 Georgetown: Monique Oliver had a career-high 21 points and 17 rebounds while April Sykes added 17 points to help Rutgers (6-3, 1-0) beat No. 11 Georgetown (7-3, 0-1) 70-53.

Vokoun, Panthers blank Capitals

NHL: Tomas Vokoun stopped 36 shots in his third shutout of the season, and the Florida Panthers defeated the Capitals 3-0 in Washington.

Washington went 0 for 8 on the power play and lost their fourth game in a row – the last three at home.

BoSox get Crawford; Yanks up Lee offer

Baseball: Immediately after the Boston Red Sox landed outfielder Carl Crawford, the Yankees boosted their already whopping offer to pitching ace Cliff Lee.

Their high-stakes rivalry is escalating, hundreds of millions of dollars by the hour.

Boston general manager Theo Epstein wouldn’t directly confirm Crawford’s deal for $142 million and seven years.

“If things come together the way we hope and expect, we’ll be really satisfied,” he said.

Predictably, the Yankees quickly raised the ante for their No. 1 target, offering Lee a seven-year contract. That’s up from a six-year proposal worth nearly $140 million.

In response, the Texas Rangers made what they call a “substantial” offer to Lee during a face-to-face meeting with the pitcher in the Arkansas office of his agent.

Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg said after the meeting that Lee was given a “menu of options” in an attempt to persuade him to stay with Texas.

• Orioles add Hardy, Harris: The Baltimore Orioles acquired former All-Star shortstop J.J. Hardy from the Minnesota Twins.

The Orioles also got infielder Brendan Harris and $500,000 in the trade that sent minor league right-handers Jim Hoey and Brett Jacobson to the A.L. Central champion Twins.

• Royals, Cabrera agree: A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder Melky Cabrera has reached a preliminary agreement on a $1.25 million, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals.

Hall takes one-stroke lead in Dubai

Miscellany: Lydia Hall of Wales shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden in the second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

Michelle Wie limped around the back nine of the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, because of a bad back and finished with a 72, six shots behind the leader.

• Durfey finishes seventh: Tie-down roper Tyson Durfey of Colbert finished seventh with a time of 8.2 seconds in the eighth round at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

• Adamek defends IBF title: Top heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek successfully defended his IBF International Heavyweight championship when he stopped Vinny Maddalone in the fifth round in Newark, N.J.


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