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In brief: No. 6 Purdue holds off No. 10 MSU

Wed., Feb. 10, 2010

College Basketball: E’Twaun Moore scored a season-high 25 points and JaJuan Johnson added 19, lifting No. 6 Purdue to a 76-64 victory over No. 10 Michigan State on Tuesday night in East Lansing, Mich.

The Boilermakers (20-3, 8-3) have won six straight, while the Spartans (19-6, 9-3) have lost three in a row to lose their commanding lead in the Big Ten.

Kalin Lucas played after missing a game with a sprained right ankle.

Michigan State trailed by 18 points early in the second half, but pulled within three with 41/2 minutes left.

•Illini hit road, upset Badgers: Demetri McCamey scored 27 points and Mike Tisdale added 19 on 8-of-11 shooting to lead Illinois (17-8, 9-3) to a 63-56 upset over No. 11 Wisconsin (18-6, 8-4) in Madison, Wis., snapping the Badgers’ 51-0 home record against unranked Big Ten opponents under coach Bo Ryan.

Islanders outlast Predators in SO

NHL: Mark Streit scored the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation, and Frans Nielsen and John Tavares connected in the shootout to help the New York Islanders snap a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators.

•Krejci nets shootout winner: David Krejci scored the winner in the third round of the shootout, and rookie Tuukka Rask made 43 saves to help the Boston Bruins send the Buffalo Sabres to their fifth straight loss with a 3-2 win in Buffalo, N.Y.

Daniel Paille scored twice in regulation for Boston.

•Blues bounce back against Red Wings: Paul Kariya scored his first goal at home in more than 15 months and the Blues recovered after blowing a two-goal cushion, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout at St. Louis.

•Blackhawks beat Stars: Kris Versteeg scored in the fifth round of a shootout in Chicago and the Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 4-3.

Patrick Kane had two first-period goals for Chicago.

•Hockey returns to Oklahoma City: Pro hockey will return to Oklahoma City starting next season – and at a higher level.

Representatives of Prodigal Hockey LLC and the Edmonton Oilers said that Oklahoma City will be the home of the Oilers’ American Hockey League franchise, which has been dormant since 2005.

•Thrashers trade goalie Lehtonen: The Atlanta Thrashers traded former franchise cornerstone goaltender Kari Lehtonen to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft.

Bobcats bounce Wizards at buzzer

NBA: Raymond Felton hit a fadeaway 12-footer with 1.9 seconds left and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Washington Wizards 94-92 in Charlotte, N.C., to snap a three-game losing streak.

After Antawn Jamison missed a scoop shot in the lane, the Bobcats got the rebound and didn’t call a timeout. Charlotte’s play broke down, and Felton drove to the left of the lane and let go a shot over Randy Foye’s outstretched arms that swished through.

•Durant lifts Thunder to sixth straight win: Kevin Durant had 33 points and 11 rebounds to help Oklahoma City extend its season-high winning streak to six games with an 89-77 victory over host Portland.

It’s the 25th straight game that Durant has scored 25 or more points.

In other news, Durant will defend his title in the H-O-R-S-E competition at All-Star weekend in Dallas.

Andrews’ stalker had other victims

Miscellany: The man who stalked ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and shot nude videos of her through a hotel room peephole videotaped 16 other women and ran background checks on 30 people, including female sports reporters and TV personalities, according to court documents.

A sentencing memo filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles says Michael Barrett uploaded videos of 16 other women to an online account.

•Kerrigan family disputes autopsy: The family of Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan insisted that they do “not blame anyone” for her father’s death and criticized a medical examiner’s finding that Daniel Kerrigan died of a heart rhythm issue after a fight with his son.

Daniel Kerrigan’s death was ruled a homicide by a state medical examiner.

•Peppers unhappy with Carolina: Julius Peppers no longer wants a long-term contract with Carolina, saying the Panthers have ignored him this offseason.

In an interview aired on Charlotte radio station WFNZ-AM, the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end indicated he’s irritated by the team’s “silence” and has changed his stance on whether he wants to continue his career with the Panthers.


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