Iowa storms back to beat Xavier in OT
Men’s basketball: Roy Devyn Marble scored 30 points before leaving with a leg injury, and No. 23 Iowa rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Xavier 77-74 in overtime at the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals Thursday night in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
The Hawkeyes (6-0) never led in regulation, but never trailed in overtime.
Xavier (5-1) had three 3-point tries all bounce off the rim in the final 10 seconds.
Iowa will meet UTEP, a 78-70 winner over Tennessee, in today’s semifinals.
• No. 2 Kansas moves past Wake Forest: Andrew Wiggins scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and No. 2 Kansas (5-0) moved into the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas, with an 87-78 win over previously unbeaten Wake Forest (5-1).
Kansas will play Villanova tonight for a spot in the finals.
Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half for the Demon Deacons.
• UCLA handles Nevada in Las Vegas: Jordan Adams and Zach Lavine each scored 21 points to lead the No. 19 UCLA Bruins (6-0) to a 105-84 win over the Nevada Wolfpack (3-4) in the first round of the Las Vegas Invitational.
The Bruins will play Northwestern today.
• No. 25 Marquette rolls past CS Fullerton: Jamil Wilson scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to guide the No. 25 Marquette Golden Eagles (4-2) to an 86-66 rout against tournament host Cal State Fullerton (2-4) in the first round of the Wooden Legacy in Fullerton, Calif.
Weber lost as Oilers shut out Predators
NHL: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall scored 51 seconds apart in the second period, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 33 saves to earn a shutout in his first start since being acquired by Edmonton on Nov. 8, as the Oilers beat the Predators 3-0 in Nashville, Tenn.
Predators captain Shea Weber left the contest after being hit by a puck near his right eye.
• Sedin nets 300th goal: Daniel Sedin scored his 300th career goal and added an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks beat the Senators 5-2 in Ottawa.
• Flames rookie sensation sidelined: Calgary Flames 19-year-old rookie forward Sean Monahan is week to week after suffering a hairline fracture in his foot. With nine goals and six assists, Monahan is second in rookie scoring behind Thomas Hertl of the San Jose Sharks.
Liston helps Duke knock off Xavier
Women’s basketball: Tricia Liston scored 22 points and Elizabeth Williams added 18 to help No. 2 Duke rout Xavier 81-54 at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Williams also had eight rebounds and four blocks for the Blue Devils (6-0).
Jenna Crittendon led the Musketeers (2-3) with 16 points.
The Blue Devils face Central Michigan today with Xavier taking on Kansas.
FIFA inspecting Brazil stadium collapse
Soccer: World soccer governing body FIFA said it was assessing the extent of damage to the stadium hosting the 2014 World Cup opener as officials inspected the grounds to determine what may have caused the deadly accident, just weeks before all stadiums for one of the biggest events in world sports were scheduled to be completed.
Two workers were killed Wednesday when a crane collapsed and a 500-ton metal structure toppled over part of the stadium in Sao Paulo.
FIFA wanted all 12 World Cup stadiums ready by the end of December, and Brazilian news reports have cited unnamed workers as blaming the rush to finish the Arena Corinthians for the decision to raise the last missing piece of roofing on Wednesday, despite several days of heavy rains that softened the earth around the stadium.
Vonn happily makes return to ski slopes
Skiing: Lindsey Vonn says on her Facebook page that she has returned to the snow for the first time since her training crash last week.
The reigning Olympic downhill champion posted that she is “happy to be on the mountain doing what I love – skiing!!” She included a picture of herself on a slope in Vail, Colo.
Vonn had a training mishap in Copper Mountain last week and partially tore a reconstructed ligament in her right knee. She’s skipping the races this weekend in Beaver Creek, Colo., to give her knee more time to rest.
The 29-year-old Vonn hasn’t ruled out a return to competition in Lake Louise, Alberta, on Dec. 6.
She hasn’t raced since tearing ligaments in her right knee during a high-speed accident at the world championships in February.