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Ducks extend Blackhawks skid with shootout win

NHL: Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in the shootout to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in Chicago Friday night, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their third consecutive loss.

Bonino matched Jonathan Toews’ goal in the first round of the tiebreaker, and Palmieri beat Antti Raanta with a backhand after Jonas Hiller stopped Patrick Sharp at the other end.

• Canucks edge Coyotes in OT: Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Knicks end losing streak at home

NBA: Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks snapped a seven-game home losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 121-83 for their first victory at Madison Square Garden since October.

• Blazers stretch streak to 12: Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 130-98 to run their winning streak to 12 games in Portland, Ore.

• Lakers expect Bryant to return Sunday: The Lakers posted a dramatic video on their Facebook page indicating Kobe Bryant will make his return Sunday when the team faces Toronto. Bryant hasn’t played since having surgery on a torn Achilles tendon in April.

Vonn returns to competition

Winter sports: Lindsey Vonn returned to racing in a World Cup downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, just 10 months after major knee surgery and less than three weeks after partially re-tearing a ligament during practice Nov. 19.

Vonn, 40th out of 60 starters, finished in 1 minute, 59.22 seconds, more than three seconds behind Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, who finished in 1:56.03 for her first win of the season.

• Svindal captures downhill win: Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway weathered falling snow, freezing temperatures and low visibility to win a World Cup downhill race in Beaver Creek, Colo., with a time of 1 minute, 44.50 seconds, beating Hannes Reichelt of Austria by 0.17 seconds.

• Myers, Evans race to World Cup bobsled win: Elana Meyers and Aja Evans finished two runs in 1 minute, 37.67 seconds to win a women’s World Cup bobsled race in Park City, Utah.

Kaillie Humphries of Canada finished 0.13 seconds back to claim second place. Jamie Greubel and Katie Eberling of the U.S. were third, another 0.06 seconds back.

• Mazder earns luge silver medal: Chris Mazdzer of the United States finished with a time of 1:36.978 to win his first World Cup medal, finishing second to Germany’s Felix Loch, who finished in 1 minute, 36.686 seconds.

Woods jumps to 3-stroke lead

Golf: Tiger Woods had a birdie putt on every hole and made 10 of them to take a three-shot lead in the World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Woods had a 10-under 62 to secure a two-shot lead over Zach Johnson, who birdied the last hole for a 68. Matt Kuchar also had a 68 and was another shot behind.

• Donaldson holds lead at Nedbank Golf Challenge: Jamie Donaldson completed a first-round 67 and shot 66 in the second round to take the lead with an 11-under 133 in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.

The 30 players spent around nine hours on the course to make up for lost time when the first round was halted because of lightning Thursday.

• Lewis increases lead in Dubai: Stacy Lewis increased her lead to two strokes in the Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Ladies Masters, shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round. The third-ranked Lewis had three birdies and a bogey.

No. 20 Bears stun No. 3 Wildcats

Miscellany: Kenny Chery scored 18 points, to help No. 20 Baylor (8-1) to a 67-62 win over No. 3 Kentucky (7-2) in Arlington, Texas.

The Bears went on a 15-5 run after the Wildcats grabbed a 50-41 lead with 13 minutes left. Chery’s two free throws with 6 minutes left put Baylor up 56-55 and they never trailed again.

• Seminoles reach College Cup final: Jamia Fields led Florida State (23-1-3) to the NCAA Women’s College Cup final, scoring twice in the second half of the Seminoles’ 3-2 win over Virginia Tech (19-5-3) in Cary, N.C.

Kristin Grubka also scored for Florida State.

• UCLA advances with shootout win: Rosie White pushed UCLA into the NCAA Women’s College Cup final, scoring the decisive penalty kick against Virginia after the teams tied 1-1.

The Bruins (21-1-3) won the tiebreaker 4-2 to advance to face Florida State (23-1-3) on Sunday in the championship game.



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