January 19, 2011 in Sports

Hawks squeak past Miami in overtime

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Atlanta’s Jamal Crawford scores over Miami’s Dwyane Wade.
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NBA: Josh Smith made a go-ahead layup with 34.7 seconds left in overtime, Joe Johnson scored 19 points and the visiting Atlanta Hawks beat the Miami Heat 93-89 Tuesday.

Johnson had a game-tying layup with 25.4 seconds left in regulation and two game-sealing free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining in overtime. Jamal Crawford also scored 19 for Atlanta.

LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Miami.

Meszaros lifts Flyers over Capitals in OT

NHL: Andrej Meszaros scored 1:07 into overtime to bail out Philadelphia after it blew a third-period lead and give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Meszaros ended OT with a wrist shot just outside the slot that beat Semyon Varlamov.

• Staal, Lidstrom named All-Star team captains: Carolina Hurricanes forward Eric Staal and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom were selected as the All-Star team captains, in charge of selecting the players for each squad from a group already chosen by the fans.

The All-Star game is Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C.

Roddick, Wozniacki advance in Australia

Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with an emphatic 6-1, 6-0 win over American Vania King today in Melbourne, Australia.

Justine Henin continued her comeback from injury with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Elena Baltacha of Britain on center court. Henin could meet Wozniacki in the quarterfinals.

On the men’s side, No. 8 Andy Roddick had little trouble, firing his 17th ace to finish off a 7-6 (7), 6-2, 6-3 second-round win over Igor Kunitsyn of Russia.

U.S. Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish made a second-round exit. The No. 16 seed lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to Tommy Robredo.

Alabama hangs on to upset Kentucky

College Basketball: Ben Eblen grabbed a loose ball and made 1 of 2 free throws with 2.8 seconds left to help Alabama (11-7, 3-1 SEC) preserve a 68-66 victory over No. 12 Kentucky (14-4, 2-2) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Fielder among many to sign contracts

Baseball: Prince Fielder agreed to a $15.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers in the largest one-year deal for a player not yet eligible for free agency.

On a day when 67 of the 119 players who filed for salary arbitration reached agreements, A.L. MVP Josh Hamilton asked Texas for $12 million and was offered $8.7 million; Jose Bautista asked Toronto for $10.5 million and was offered $7.6 million; Houston’s Wandy Rodriguez asked for $10.25 million and was offered $8 million.

Boston and closer Jonathan Papelbon settled at $12 million. Texas agreed with left-hander C.J. Wilson at $7 million and outfielder Nelson Cruz at $2.65 million.

• Mariners’ Bradley arrested: Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly making threats against a woman, police said.

Bradley was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats at a San Fernando Valley jail, where he was released after posting $50,000 bail, said Officer Karen Rayner.

M’s general manager Jack Zduriencik said that the team takes the situation “very seriously.”

Players’ union files collusion claim

NFL: The NFL players’ union filed a collusion claim against the league’s owners, another move in the back-and-forth between the sides as they near the expiration of their labor contract.

The case is before Stephen Burbank, the same special master who is considering a complaint about the league’s TV contracts, which the union says were set up to guarantee the NFL $4 billion even if there were a lockout this year.

• Broncos’ Maroney arrested: Denver Broncos running back Laurence Maroney was arrested in St. Louis, accused of possessing marijuana and a weapon.

Texas Tech extends Tuberville’s contract

College football: Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville was given a one-year contract extension that runs through 2015 and a raise that boosts his annual salary to $2 million.

• Chizik earns Bryant Award: Auburn coach Gene Chizik won the Paul “Bear” Bryant College Coach of the Year Award.

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