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Tampa Bay center Dominic Moore goes for the winner against Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec.  (Associated Press)
Tampa Bay center Dominic Moore goes for the winner against Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec. (Associated Press)

Stamkos strikes twice in Lightning win

NHL: NHL goals leader Steven Stamkos scored twice and Dominic Moore won it in the shootout, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to their 10th straight win over the host Atlanta Thrashers, 3-2 on Thursday night.

Stamkos scored both Lightning goals in regulation, the second tying the game in the opening minute of the third period. He has 37 goals on the season.

Red Wings top Blues in OT: Darren Helm scored at 1:51 of overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the host Blues in St. Louis.

Detroit blew a three-goal lead before rebounding to end a three-game road losing streak.

Vanderbilt earns upset over Arkansas

Women’s basketball: Freshman Jasmine Lister scored 17 points, including hitting a career-high five 3-pointers, and Stephanie Holzer added 16 points to help Vanderbilt (13-6, 4-2 SEC) upset No. 23 Arkansas 65-54 in Nashville, Tenn.

C’eira Ricketts scored a career-high 29 points, including 11 of the team’s final 14 to lead Arkansas (15-3, 3-3).

• Tennessee rolls over South Carolina: Shekinna Stricklen had 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to help No. 5 Tennessee (18-2, 6-0 SEC) win its 39th straight over South Carolina (10-9, 2-4), 71-56 in Columbia, S.C.

Angie Bjorklund had five points and three rebounds for Tennessee.

Trail Blazers notch fourth straight win

NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and eight rebounds, Wesley Matthews added 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-93 in Portland, matching a season high with their fourth straight win.

Portland shot 56 percent from the field and went on an 18-6 run to finish the game.

• Blazers center Marcus Camby had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be sidelined about three weeks.

Yankees sign veteran outfielder Jones

Baseball: Andruw Jones agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal for the former star outfielder is subject to physical.

Jones can earn an additional $1.2 million in performance bonuses as part of the agreement.

• Dodgers add Thames: The Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Marcus Thames agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.

The deal calls for Thames to receive up to $325,000 in bonuses based on plate appearances. He would also receive $475,000 in bonuses based on innings in the field.

• Mets make moves: The New York Mets added outfielder Scott Hairston and finalized their one-year deal with right-hander Chris Young.

Vegas, Weekley lead Bob Hope Classic

Golf: Jhonattan Vegas shot a 5-under-par 67 with windy conditions in La Quinta, Calif., for a share of the second-round lead with Boo Weekley at the Bob Hope Classic.

Weekley had a 66 to match Vegas at 13-under 131 in the 90-hole tournament on four Palm Springs-area courses. Charles Howell III (66) and Chris Couch (65) were a stroke back.

Ferris High graduate Alex Prugh shot a 4-over 75.

Although Vegas bogeyed his final hole on the Nicklaus Private course, he leads the field with 17 birdies.

• Schwartzel leads in Abu Dhabi: Charl Schwartzel took a one-stroke lead at the Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Championship with an 8-under 64 in the first round.

U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell shot 66 and finished with five straight birdies.

Metrodome won’t likely be a quick fix

Football: Ted Mondale, the new head of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, said that replacing the snow-damaged roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis would likely take five to six months, raising the possibility of affecting next season’s schedule for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings are the facility’s only major tenant and their lease expires at the end of next season, which has lent a sense of greater urgency to the push for a new stadium.


 

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