January 15, 2012 in Sports

In brief: Florida State shocks No. 3 North Carolina

 
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Florida State’s Michael Snaer gets a shot off past the defense
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Men’s Basketball: Deividas Dulkys scored a career-high 32 points and Michael Snaer added 17 as Florida State (11-6, 2-1 ACC) stunned No. 3 North Carolina 90-57 on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla., snapping the nine-game winning streak of the Tar Heels (15-3, 2-1).

Dulkys, whose previous career-high was 22 points, was 12 of 14 from the field and 8 of 10 from 3-point range.

• Iowa defeats Michigan: Senior guard Matt Gatens scored 19 points and Iowa (11-8, 3-3 Big Ten) rolled to a 75-59 win over No. 13 Michigan (14-4, 4-2) in Iowa City, Iowa.

• Franklin lifts SDSU over UNLV: Jamaal Franklin made an off-balance layup with three-tenths of a second left to give No. 22 San Diego State(15-2) a thrilling 69-67 win over No. 12 UNLV (16-3) in San Diego.

Rutgers women rally to beat Louisville

Women’s Basketball: Erica Wheeler scored 23 points, including an off-balance 3-pointer with the shot clock running out in overtime, and No. 8 Rutgers (15-2, 4-0 Big East) earned a 71-68 win over No. 16 Louisville (14-4, 3-2) in Piscataway, N.J.

• Kansas St. upends No. 10 Texas Tech: Jalana Childs scored 23 points to lead Kansas State (13-3, 4-0 Big 12) to a 62-61 win over No. 10 Texas Tech (14-2, 2-2) in Lubbock, Texas.

Clippers defeat Lakers behind Paul

NBA: Chris Paul scored 33 points, Blake Griffin had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 102-94 despite 42 points from Kobe Bryant.

Chauncey Billups added 19 points for the Clippers.

• Rockets beat Blazers in overtime: Kyle Lowry scored a season-high 33 points, Kevin Martin hit four free throws in the final seconds of overtime and the Houston Rockets beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 107-105.

• Granger leads Pacers past Celtics: Danny Granger scored 21 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 97-83 victory over Boston in Indianapois. It was the Celtics’ fourth straight loss.

Red Wings top Blackhawks in OT

NHL: Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal at 4:21 in overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

Detroit has won 14 straight at home to match a franchise record set in 1965.

• Stastny leads Avalanche past Stars: Paul Stastny scored a goal on a power play at 10:35 of the third period to help the visiting Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 2-1.

Texas talks with Fielder preliminary

MLB: Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan publicly acknowledged that the American League champions have had talks with free agent slugger Prince Fielder.

Ryan described the discussions as “very preliminary.”

• Ricketts hopes Castro’s legal issue resolved soon: Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts hopes the sexual assault allegation against All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro gets settled soon.

The 21-year-old Castro released a statement Friday saying he has cooperated with authorities investigating an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman last fall.

Nieminen wins Sydney International

Miscellany: Finnish qualifier Jarkko Nieminen won the Sydney International for his second ATP title, beating France’s Julien Benneteau 6-2, 7-5 in the final in Sydney.

• Merighetti edges Vonn: In Cortina, D’Ampezzo, Italy, Italian veteran Daniela Merighetti earned the first World Cup downhill victory of her career despite a broken left thumb, with American Lindsey Vonn the runner-up.

• Switzerland’s Feuz wins downhill: New Swiss ski star Beat Feuz won the World Cup downhill on the classic Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland.

• Keflezighi, Flanagan win Olympic marathon trials: Meb Keflezighi won the U.S. Olympic men’s marathon trial in Houston. Ryan Hall finished second.

Shalane Flanagan won the women’s Olympic trial. Desiree Davila finished second.

Spokane natives Victoria Russell and Rachel Jaten finished 93rd and 136th, respectively, in the women’s trial.

• Aldo stops Mendes, defends UFC belt: Jose Aldo stopped Chad Mendes with one devastating knee to the head with one second left in the first round, defending his featherweight title in his homeland of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at UFC 142.

• Stieglitz retains WBO super-middleweight title: Robert Stieglitz retained the WBO super-middleweight title with a unanimous decision over German countryman Henry Weber in Offenburg, Germany.

• Maggert tied for lead at Sony Open: Jeff Maggert played bogey-free in relatively calm conditions for a 6-under 64 that left the 47-year-old in a tie for the lead with Matt Every in the Sony Open at Honolulu.

Every birdied the last hole for a 68 to tie Maggert at 12-under 198.

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