November 19, 2012 in Sports

In brief: Cowboys upset No. 6 Wolfpack in Puerto Rico

From Wire Reports
 

Men’s basketball: Le’Bryan Nash had 23 points and Marcus Smart added 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Oklahoma State (4-0) earned a 76-56 win over No. 6 N.C. State (3-1) in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Sunday in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Phil Forte had 17 points for the Cowboys, who outrebounded the Wolfpack 45-34.

Blazers beat Bulls for three-game win streak

NBA: Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum scored 21 points apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 102-94 for their first three-game winning streak since opening last season with a trio of wins.

• D’Antoni delays debut: Mike D’Antoni postponed his debut on the Lakers’ bench for at least another game, giving the coach a few more days to recover from recent knee replacement surgery.

• Rubio starts light work: Ricky Rubio (torn ACL in left knee) has started some light work in practice for Minnesota.

Hoover leads Dayton over No. 13 Vanderbilt

Women’s baskeball: Andrea Hoover netted 14 points while Amber Deane and Jodie Cornelie each had 12 points and eight rebounds as Dayton (4-0) upset No. 13 Vanderbilt (3-1) 71-66 in Dayton, Ohio.

• South Dakota State bests No. 15 Nebraska: Ashley Eide scored 26 points to lead South Dakota State (2-2) to a 60-55 victory against No. 15 Nebraska (3-1) in Brookings, S.D.

Choi wins final LPGA Tour event of year

Golf: U.S. Women’s Open champion Na Yeon Choi finally pulled away from So Yeon Ryu to win the Titleholders championship in Naples, Fla.

A par on the last hole gave her a 2-under 70 and a two-shot win over Ryu.

Tennessee fires head football coach Dooley

Miscellany: Tennessee (4-7, 0-7 SEC) football coach Derek Dooley, 44, was fired after posting a 15-21 record that lacked wins over ranked opponents and Southeastern Conference foes. Dooley was 4-19 in SEC games and 0-15 against Top 25 teams.

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will coach the Vols’ season finale.

• Maryland move pending: The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents is scheduled to meet today to discuss the Big Ten’s invitation to join the conference.

• WADA proposes ban extension: The World Anti-Doping Agency wants to double suspensions for all doping cheats from two to four years. The proposal is included in a new draft code that will be reviewed in December and must be approved next year, although it would not actually take effect until 2015.

• Vonn back to training: Lindsey Vonn has resumed her training after missing time with an intestinal illness.

If she’s healthy enough, Vonn’s next races are the giant slalom and slalom in Aspen, Colo., next weekend, followed by speed events in Alberta.

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