November 13, 2011 in Sports

In brief: Krzyzewski ties record for career wins

 
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Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski lectures a referee during the first half of his 902nd career win Saturday.
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Basketball: After completing the ESPNU interview Saturday, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski grinned at the players who were still waiting for him on the floor that bears his name at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Krzyzewski had just tied his mentor, Bob Knight, atop the Division I career men’s basketball coaching list as the No. 6-ranked Blue Devils breezed to a 96-55 win over Presbyterian.

Duke’s players weren’t about to leave the floor without their coach, so they waited and congratulated him as a group.

“It was just spur of the moment,” said junior forward Ryan Kelly, who led Duke with 17 points. “We’re proud of what he’s done.”

Krzyzewski is 902-284 in 37 seasons and equaled Knight, the former Indiana and Texas Tech coach for whom Krzyzewski played point guard at Army. Krzyzewski can break Knight’s record with a win against Michigan State on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

St. John’s women upset in opener: Megan Van Tatenhove scored 16 points and Jessica Jenkins added 14 to help St. Bonaventure rally for a 64-58 victory over No. 25 St. John’s in New York in the season opener for both teams.

It was St. Bonaventure’s first victory over a ranked team since 2008.

Woods finishes third in Australia

Golf: The loudest cheers were for Tiger Woods. The Australian Open belonged to Greg Chalmers.

Chalmers won his national championship for the second time Sunday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-shot victory over fellow Australian John Senden.

Woods had his best chance of winning all year.

He pulled within one shot of the lead after chipping in for eagle on the 14th and closed with a 67. It wasn’t enough, though. Chalmers made a short birdie on the par-3 15th and played mistake-free the rest of the way.

Woods wound up alone in third, his best result against a full field since his last win two years ago at the Australian Masters.

• Matthew out in front: Catriona Matthew shot her second straight 4-under-par 68 to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Matthew, the 42-year-old Scot who won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2009, had an 11-under 205 total at Guadalajara Country Club. Norway’s Suzann Pettersen (71) was second, and defending champion I.K. Kim (70) was another stroke back along with Anna Nordqvist (73).

Bruins make it five straight victories

Hockey: Tyler Seguin scored twice and had an assist as the Boston Bruins increased their season-high winning streak to five with a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in Boston.

Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly had a goal and an assist each, and Zdeno Chara assisted on two goals for Boston, which has a winning record for the first time this season.

• Fast finish carries Red Wings: Johan Franzen, Darren Helm and Brad Stuart scored in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie, and the Detroit Red Wings went on to a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars in Detroit.

• Devils top Capitals in shootout: David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made a pad save on Nicklas Backstrom, and the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 3-2 victory over the host Washington Capitals.

Federer, Tsonga in final of Paris Masters

Miscellany: Roger Federer played a masterful match against Tomas Berdych to set up a Paris Masters final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who saved three match points against American John Isner.

Federer used his strong serve and did not face a break point in besting Berdych 6-4, 6-3.

Tsonga edged the unseeded Isner 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3) in a gritty contest lasting nearly three hours, a contrast to Federer’s 80-minute victory.

• Vettel ties record for most poles: Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel tied Nigel Mansell’s season record of 14 poles at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the final lap of qualifying in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Red Bull driver clocked 1 minute, 38.481 seconds at the Yas Marina circuit, 0.14 seconds quicker than McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton who had dominated the final session.

• American Mroz lands quadruple lutz: Brandon Mroz, a 20-year-old American, nailed the quadruple lutz at the NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan, the first to do so at an international competition.

In ice dance, Maia and Alex Shibutani of the U.S. rallied from third place to win their first Grand Prix title.

• Death is third at Florida competition: Offshore powerboat racer Joey Gratton, 59, of Sarasota, Fla., has died after being critically injured in an accident at the Key West World Championship in Miami, the third racer killed during the boating competition.

Although the competition has claimed three lives, race officials said they will continue with today’s scheduled races.

On Wednesday, powerboat racers Robert M. Morgan, 74, of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Jeffrey Tillman, 47, of Kaiser, Mo., died when their 46-foot catamaran Big Thunder Marine crashed during a race.


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