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Spartans blow 17-point lead, but win in OT

Michigan State's Keith Appling hits key 3-pointer to break tie with 29 seconds left in overtime. (Associated Press)
Michigan State's Keith Appling hits key 3-pointer to break tie with 29 seconds left in overtime. (Associated Press)

College basketball: Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime Tuesday night after blowing a 17-point lead in the second half.

The Spartans (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) led 55-38 and the Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1) forced overtime with a 20-3 run to close regulation.

Ohio State entered the day as one of six unbeaten teams in Division I.

Iowa State wins 14th straight: DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists and No. 9 Iowa State (14-0, 2-0 Big 12) rolled past No. 7 Baylor (12-1, 0-1) 87-72 at Ames, Iowa, setting a school record with its 14th straight win.

Hood spark Blue Devils: Rodney Hood scored 15 of his 27 points in the second half, and No. 16 Duke (12-3, 1-1 ACC) beat Georgia Tech (9-6, 0-2) 79-57 at Durham, N.C.

Syracuse rolls: C.J. Fair scored 17 points and No. 2 Syracuse 15-0, 2-0 ACC) used a 16-0 run to pull away in the second half and beat Virginia Tech (9-6, 1-1) 72-52 at Blacksburg, Va.

Kansas State win streak reaches 10: Thomas Gipson scored 19 points, Marcus Foster added 16 and No. 25 Kansas State (12-3, 2-0 Big 12) ran its winning streak to 10 games with a 65-47 victory over TCU (9-5, 0-2) at Fort Worth, Texas.

Warriors claim 10th straight win

NBA: David Lee had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead the visiting Golden State Warriors to their 10th straight win, a 101-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

It is the Warriors’ longest winning streak since their NBA-title season in 1975.

Kings turn back Blazers: DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 13 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 32 points and the Sacramento Kings held off a furious rally to beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 123-119.

Sacramento led by 19 points heading into the fourth quarter, but Damian Lillard scored 26 of his 41 points in the final period to pull Portland within two in the final minute.

Hayward’s 37 leads Jazz over Thunder: Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 37 points, including Utah’s final 17 points, to overcome Kevin Durant’s 48 points and lead the Jazz to a 112-101 win over visiting Oklahoma City.

LeBron scores 32 for Heat: LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade scored 22 and the Miami Heat turned things around in the second half to beat the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 107-88..

Spurs beat Grizzlies in OT: Tim Duncan scored 24 points, Marco Belinelli added 19 points and Kawhi Leonard had 17 to carry the visiting San Antonio Spurs past the Memphis Grizzlies 110-108 in overtime.

Pacers down Raptors: Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Danny Granger matched his season high with 13 to help Indiana hold off Toronto 86-79. The Pacers (28-6) won their third straight to retain the NBA’s best record.

Grizzlies make deal for Lee: The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Courtney Lee and have sent guard Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade that also includes the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Celtics get Bayless and also receive forward Ryan Gomes from Oklahoma City. The Thunder receive a conditional 2017 second-round draft pick from Memphis.

Ireland out as Dolphins GM

NFL: Jeff Ireland is out after six seasons as general manager of the Miami Dolphins, who have failed to reach the playoffs the past five years.

Owner Stephen Ross said he and Ireland mutually agreed to part ways.

Titans interview Jay Gruden: The Tennessee Titans have kicked off their search for a new head coach by interviewing Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.

Tampa Bay stays hot on the road

NHL: Martin St. Louis scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and added an empty-netter to lead the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning past the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in a penalty-filled game.

The Lightning won for the sixth time in seven road games.

Blackhawks goaltender out: Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will be out 4-5 months.


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