September 24, 2012 in Sports

Ducks soar over LSU into No. 2 spot

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

College football: Oregon has slipped past LSU to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 behind Alabama after the Ducks rolled to a victory and the Tigers struggled to remain unbeaten.

Oregon routed Arizona 49-0 on Saturday in Eugene. No. 3 LSU edged Auburn 12-10.

Florida State remained No. 4 after its 49-37 victory against Clemson, and Georgia held steady at No. 5. No. 6 South Carolina gives the SEC four of the top six teams in the nation.

Kansas State moved up eight spots to No. 7 after beating Oklahoma 24-19, the Wildcats’ best ranking since September 2006. The Sooners dropped from sixth to 16th.

Notre Dame moved up to the 10th spot after a 13-6 win over previous No. 18 Michigan, which fell out of the Top 25.

Lawson sets record in Sun win over Dream

WNBA: Kara Lawson had 21 points, eight rebounds, and set a franchise record for 3-pointers in a season as the Connecticut Sun closed with a 92-72 win over the Atlanta Dream in Uncasville, Conn.

Lawson has made 74 3-pointers this season, topping Katie Douglas’ 73 in 2006.

Tina Charles had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Sun (25-9). She also finished with a WNBA-best 345 rebounds and a 10.5 average.

Angel McCoughtry scored 12 points for Atlanta (19-15) and secured the league’s scoring title with an average of 21.4.

• Silver Stars pin loss on defending champions: Danielle Adams scored 28 points and the San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13) closed the regular season with a 99-84 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx (27-7) in San Antonio.

Minnesota missed a chance to match the best regular-season record in WNBA history.

Two sides of hockey dispute agree to meet

NHL: The NHL and NHL Players’ Association are set to meet for the first time in nearly two weeks, but a discussion about a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t on the agenda.

The sides will discuss the accounting for last season’s revenue when they sit down together today in Toronto.

Former heavyweight champion shot dead

Miscellany: Former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders has died after being shot by robbers at a restaurant during a family celebration. He was 46.

Police say Sanders was shot in the hand and stomach at a family member’s 21st birthday party at the restaurant in Brits, in South Africa’s North West province, on Saturday night

A former WBO and WBU champion, the South African southpaw knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in one of the great upsets in heavyweight boxing in 2003.

• Klizan captures first ATP title: Martin Klizan of Slovakia defeated Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-2, 6-3 to win his first career ATP title at the St. Petersburg (Russia) Open.

• Gilbert wins worlds road race: Philippe Gilbert of Belgium sprinted away on the closing Cauberg climb for a victory in the men’s road race at the Road Cycling World Championships in Valkenburg, Netherlands.


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