Irving leads Cavs to 2OT win over Sixers
NBA: Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 39 points and hit the game-winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Cavaliers a 127-125 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Cleveland on Saturday night.
Evan Turner led the Sixers with 31 points and Thaddeus Young added 29.
• Green lifts Celtics over Heat at buzzer: Jeff Green hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Boston Celtics to a 111-110 win over the host Miami Heat.
LeBron James led Miami with 25 points and 10 assists.
• Raptors keep Jazz winless: Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 23 points, DeMar DeRozan added 18 and the Toronto Raptors sent Utah to its seventh straight loss to open the season, routing the Jazz 115-91.
• Pacers improve to 7-0: Paul George scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers (7-0) improved their best start in franchise history by beating the Brooklyn Nets 96-91 to remain the NBA’s lone unbeaten team.
Coyotes end Caps’ streak with SO win
NHL: Shane Doan scored his second goal to cap a rally late in regulation and the Phoenix Coyotes scored on both attempts in the shootout to end Washington’s five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory in Glendale, Ariz.
• Wild top Hurricanes in shootout: Jason Pominville scored a goal in regulation and the game-winner in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in Raleigh, N.C.
• Lightning edge Red Wings in OT: Teddy Purcell’s goal at 3:51 of overtime gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over the Red Wings in Detroit.
USC Upstate stuns Virginia Tech
Men’s basketball: Babatunde Olumuyiwa’s inside basket with 1:52 to play broke a 62-all tie and USC Upstate (1-0) made it stand up, earning a 64-63 win over Virginia Tech (0-1) at Blacksburg, Va.
The game was tied eight times in the second half before Olumuyiwa made it 64-62.
• No. 3 Louisville opens with win: Preseason All-American Russ Smith had 21 points and five assists and No. 3 Louisville outscored College of Charleston 22-3 over the final 6:41 to pull away to a 70-48 victory in the first game of its national championship defense.
Chris Jones, last season’s junior college player of the year, added 12 points and five assists.
Kirk, Baird tied for lead at Sea Island
Golf: Chris Kirk and Briny Baird each made birdie on the 18th hole to separate themselves from the pack at Sea Island in St. Simons Island, Ga.
Kirk holed a 25-foot putt for a 2-under 68 and Baird followed him with an 8-foot birdie putt for a 67. Twelve players are separated by four shots.
• Dubuisson opens lead in Turkey: Victor Dubuisson of France opened with four straight birdies and added five more in a bogey-free 9-under 63, taking a five-shot lead with a 21-under 195 after three rounds at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalaya, Turkey.
Tiger Woods shot a 4-under to stay in the mix, among four players at 15-under 201.
• Ichinose in three-way tie at Mizuno Classic: Yuki Ichinose of Japan shot a 6-under 66 to finish in a three-way tie for the lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic in Shima, Japan.
Ichinose finished at 8-under 136 with compatriots Mamiko Higa, who shot a 66, and Shiho Oyama (68).
Federer advances to ATP semifinal
Tennis: Six-time champion Roger Federer rallied past Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, setting up a semifinal against Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Novak Djokovic, who beat Richard Gasquet 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 in his final round-robin match, will face Stanislas Wawrinka in the other semifinal.
• Bryan brothers move into semifinals: Top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan rallied past veteran Polish duo Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 in their final round-robin match, booking a spot in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
They will face second-seeded Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares today.
Takashi secures fifth NHK Trophy
Miscellany: In Tokyo, Daisuke Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31 points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of Nobunari Oda to claim his fifth NHK Trophy.
Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the pairs and two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States won the NHK Trophy ice dance title.
• Sporting KC, Dynamo tie in first leg: Sporting Kansas City’s Jimmy Nielsen had three saves, and Houston’s Tally Hall had two stops as Kansas City and the Dynamo played to a 0-0 tie in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals in Houston.
The second leg will be Nov. 23 in Kansas City after a two-week break for FIFA international games.
• Inimitable Romanee earns upset: Inimitable Romanee pulled a 28-1 upset with a front-running victory in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap for fillies and mares on the turf at New York’s Aqueduct.
The longest price in the field, the gray 5-year-old ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:34.28 to hold off Tabreed by a length.
Inimitable Romanee paid $58.50, $19.80 and $9.60.