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Former Husky Ross wins NBA dunk contest

Eventual winner Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors goes up for a dunk during NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Houston. (Associated Press)
Eventual winner Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors goes up for a dunk during NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Houston. (Associated Press)

NBA: Toronto rookie Terrence Ross, who played for the University of Washington, beat defending champion Jeremy Evans to win the slam-dunk contest during All-Star Saturday night in Houston.

The 6-foot-6 Ross jumped over a ball boy, whipped the ball between his legs and threw down a one-handed slam to clinch the victory. Earlier, Ross donned a Vince Carter jersey, took a lob from high-school teammate Terrence Jones off the edge of the backboard, spun in the air, and then slammed home another one-hander.

Earlier, Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving beat San Antonio’s Matt Bonner to win the 3-point contest.

Portland rookie Damian Lillard beat Philadelphia’s Jrue Holiday to win the Skills Competition.

In the first competition of the night, the trio of Miami’s Chris Bosh, WNBA star Swin Cash and Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins won the Shooting Stars competition.

Maryland upsets second-ranked Duke

College men: Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and Maryland (18-7, 6-6 ACC) earned an 83-81 upset win over No. 2 Duke (22-3, 9-3) in College Park, Md., to end a six-game skid against its bitter rival.

• Marquette tops Pitt: Vander Blue scored 19 points to lead No. 18 Marquette (18-6, 9-3 Big East) to a 79-69 victory over No. 16 Pittsburgh (20-6, 8-5) in Milwaukee.

• Providence pounds Notre Dame: Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence’s career leader, carrying the Friars (14-11, 6-7 Big East) to a 71-54 upset win over No. 21 Notre Dame (20-6, 8-5) in Providence, R.I.

• Tennessee routs Kentucky: Trae Golden had 24 points and eight assists as Tennessee (14-10, 6-6 SEC) rolled to an 88-58 victory over No. 25 Kentucky (17-8, 8-4) in Knoxville, Tenn., giving the Volunteers their most lopsided win in the 216-game history of this series.

Bonino, Perry lift Ducks in shootout

NHL: Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators in Nashville, Tenn.

• Coyotes top Blue Jackets: Martin Hanzal had two goals and an assist and the Phoenix Coyotes won for the third time in four games with a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Glendale, Ariz.

• Scrivens gets first shutout: Ben Scrivens stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the injury-ravaged Ottawa Senators 3-0 in Toronto.

• Tavares hat trick sparks Isles: John Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the New York Islanders to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in Uniondale, N.Y.

Haas shoots 64, takes lead at Riviera

Golf: Bill Haas had another bogey-free round at Riviera while shooting a 7-under 64 – the best round of the day by three shots – to take a three-stroke lead into the final day of the PGA’s Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles.

Haas sits at 12-under 201 and will try to become the eighth back-to-back winner in the 76-year history of this tournament.

Webb Simpson and Charl Schwartzel each had a 68. They were three behind, along with John Merrick (70).

• Langer has 3-shot lead: Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 70 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Champions Tour’s ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.

Taiwan’s Chien Soon Lu and Tom Pernice Jr. are tied for second at 9-under 135.

Patrick fastest in Daytona 500 practice

Auto racing: Danica Patrick was fastest on the first day of Daytona 500 practice in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Patrick turned a lap of 196.220 mph in the second of two practice sessions. Tony Stewart was second-fastest with a lap at 195.363 mph.

• Harvick victorious: Kevin Harvick won the exhibition Sprint Unlimited race by dominating the final two segments of the Speedweeks opener in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Cyclist Froome wins Tour of Oman

Miscellany: Tour de France runner-up Christopher Froome won the Tour of Oman in Muscat, Oman, holding off Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans to claim his first stage-race victory.

• Arsenal hits new low: Arsenal sank to another low with a 1-0 loss at home to second-tier Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup, leaving manager Arsene Wenger facing the possibility of an eighth straight season without any trophies.


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