Men’s basketball: Harrison Barnes scored 18 points to help No. 13 North Carolina beat No. 4 Duke 81-67 on Saturday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., clinching the Atlantic Coast Conference regular- season championship.
Kendall Marshall had 15 points and 11 assists as the Tar Heels (24-6, 14-2) ended a three-game losing streak to their fierce rival.
Nolan Smith scored 30 points for Duke (27-4, 13-3), while Seth Curry had 20 points with six 3-pointers.
• No. 4 Pitt beats Villanova, clinches Big East title: Ashton Gibbs had 18 points and No. 4 Pittsburgh (27-4, 15-3) clinched the outright Big East title, using a big second half to beat visiting No. 19 Villanova 60-50.
Villanova (21-10, 9-9) was without Corey Stokes (left hamstring) and leading scorer Corey Fisher was limited because of early foul trouble.
• No. 8 Notre Dame edges No. 16 Connecticut: At Storrs, Conn., Ben Hansbrough scored 21 points despite fouling out with over 8 minutes left and No. 8 Notre Dame (25-5, 14-4 Big East) held off Kemba Walker and No. 16 Connecticut (22-9, 9-9) 70-67.
Walker scored 34 points but missed a 3-point attempt with 8 seconds left.
• West Virginia holds off No. 11 Louisville: At Morgantown, W. Va., Truck Bryant sank two free throws with 1 second left to lift West Virginia (20-10, 11-7 Big East) to a 72-70 win over No. 11 Louisville (23-8, 12-6).
• Iowa stuns No. 6 Purdue 67-65: At Iowa City, Iowa, Jarryd Cole had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his final home game and Iowa (11-19, 4-14 Big Ten) stunned No. 6 Purdue (25-6, 14-4) 67-65.
• No. 2 Kansas tops No. 22 Missouri: At Columbia, Mo., Marcus Morris and Thomas Robinson had double-doubles and No. 2 Kansas (29-2, 14-2) wrapped up its eighth straight Big 12 championship by holding on for a 70-66 win over No. 22 Missouri (22-9, 8-8).
Nets, Williams beat Raptors in triple OT
NBA: In London, Travis Outlaw scored the final eight points for New Jersey to help the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 137-136 in triple overtime and sweep the NBA’s European doubleheader.
Brook Lopez had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, and Deron Williams added 21 points and 18 assists.
• Trail Blazers rout Bobcats: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the visiting Charlotte Bobcats 93-69.
Patty Mills made four 3-pointers for the Trail Blazers.
Gerald Henderson had 16 points for the Bobcats.
Jeffrey scores two, Pens stop Bruins
NHL: Dustin Jeffrey scored his second goal of the game 1:52 into overtime and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins snapped the Boston Bruins’ winning streak at seven with a 3-2 victory.
• Ladd’s second goal of game gives Thrashers OT win: Andrew Ladd netted his second goal of the game in overtime, and Blake Wheeler also scored twice for the Atlanta Thrashers, who beat the visiting Florida Panthers 4-3.
Bryans send U.S. to 2-1 lead in Davis Cup
Miscellany: Twins Bob and Mike Bryan put the Americans ahead of Chile 2-1 in the first round of the Davis Cup by beating Jorge Aguilar and Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in Santiago, Chile.
Andy Roddick, playing in the Davis Cup for the first time since 2009, will be in position to clinch the best-of-5 series when he faces Paul Capdeville in the first match today. If he wins, Spain will be their next opponent.
• Vonn clinches fourth consecutive downhill title: At Tarvisio, Italy, Lindsey Vonn won the women’s World Cup downhill crown for the fourth consecutive year by finishing second to Sweden’s Anja Paerson.
• Phelps cleans up with two more golds: At Indianapolis, Michael Phelps is back and he’s starting to get that unbeatable appearance, too.
The 14-time Olympic gold medalist beat Ryan Lochte, produced world-best times in two more events and left the Indianapolis Grand Prix with five gold medals – one for each event he entered.
• Sabbatini leads by five shots at Honda Classic: In Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Rory Sabbatini had another good round, shooting a 4-under 66 to take a five-stroke lead at 201 in the Honda Classic.
Alex Prugh (University of Washington/Ferris High) shot a 74 and stands at 219.
• Stay Thirsty wins the Gotham: Stay Thirsty entered the Triple Crown picture with a 3 1/4-length victory over Norman Asbjornson in the $250,000 Gotham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct in New York.
• Alvarez dominates Hatton: At Anaheim, Calif., Saul Alvarez dominated nearly every minute and unanimously outpointed Matthew Hatton to win the vacant WBC 154-pound boxing belt, picking up the first world title of the 20-year-old’s skyrocketing career at Anaheim, Calif.
• Judah stops Mabuza: Zab Judah knocked out Kaizer Mabuza in the seventh round to regain the IBF junior welterweight boxing title at Newark, N.J.
• Americans Horton, Wieber win American Cup: Jonathan Horton finished in the top three in five of six gymnastics events, good enough to win his third American Cup. Horton and Jordyn Wieber gave the U.S. a sweep of the international invitational at Jacksonville, Fla.
• Davis wins 1,500 to take fourth World Cup season title: In Heerenveen, Netherlands, Shani Davis won the 1,500-meter speedskating World Cup race to guarantee a record fourth straight overall season title in his favorite distance.
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