Women’s Basketball: Promise Amukamara had 17 points and seven rebounds and No. 13 Arizona State held off 11th-ranked Stanford 60-57 on Monday in Stanford, California, to stay unbeaten atop the Pac-12 standings despite the Cardinal’s second-half rally.
The Sun Devils snapped a 16-game losing streak in the rivalry and won at Maples Pavilion for only the second time spanning 33 chances in program history and first since March 3, 1984.
Coach Charli Turner Thorne, in her 18th year leading ASU, had never beaten the Cardinal at Stanford – where she played her college ball under Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer.
• Irish top Vols: Jewell Loyd scored 34 points, Lindsay Allen added 15 and No. 6 Notre Dame made 58 percent of its shots to beat fifth-ranked Tennessee 88-77 in South Bend, Indiana, ending an 11-game winning streak for the Lady Vols.
The Fighting Irish beat the Volunteers for the fifth straight time after losing the first 20 games in the series.
Loyd made 13 of 23 shots, hitting big shots every time the Irish needed one, and Notre Dame opened a 66-52 lead with 6:36 left.
• Lady Bears win again: Nina Davis scored 25 points and Niya Johnson had 15 points with 12 assists as No. 3 Baylor stretched its winning streak to 16 games with a 75-58 victory over No. 8 Texas in Waco, Texas.
The Lady Bears took control with a 10-0 run before halftime against a Texas team that had been 3-0 against top-10 teams this season, already with earlier wins against Stanford, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
Georgetown throttles No. 4 Wildcats
Men’s Basketball: Georgetown took over first place in the Big East with an old-fashioned, push-and-shove win worthy of the conference’s legacy of physical play, forcing 17 turnovers and holding Villanova to 34 percent shooting in a 78-58 victory over the No. 4 Wildcats in Washington.
Freshman Isaac Copeland scored a career-high 17 points, and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera also had 17 for the Hoyas, who pulled away early with a 17-0 run on the way to a 42-20 halftime lead and withstood a spirited second-half rally. Georgetown shot 60 percent in the first half and 51 percent for the game and students celebrated by storming the court at the final whistle.
• Coach K wins 999th: Mike Krzyzewski moved one victory from 1,000 for his Hall of Fame career in No. 5 Duke’s 79-65 win over Pittsburgh in Durham, North Carolina.
Freshman Tyus Jones matched a season high with 22 points for the Blue Devils as Coach K improved to 999-308 during his 40-year career. His first chance to become the first men’s coach in Division I history to reach four figures comes Sunday against St. John’s.
• Jayhawks hold off Sooners: Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 points, converting two driving layups in the closing minutes, and No. 11 Kansas held on after blowing a 20-point first-half lead for an 85-78 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Sooners nearly pulled off an improbable comeback, going on a 21-3 run early in the second half to get back into the game. But after falling behind 71-69 with just under 4 minutes to go, the Jayhawks used a 13-5 spurt to regain control.
Hawks defeat Pistons for 13th straight
NBA: The Atlanta Hawks won their 13th straight game, one shy of tying the team record, as Mike Scott and Paul Millsap each scored 20 points in a 93-82 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons.
The Hawks haven’t lost since Dec. 26 against Milwaukee.
Scott, a backup, had eight points in the fourth quarter. Al Horford added 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
The Pistons were trying for their franchise-record eighth straight road win.
• Blazers rally past Kings: Damian Lillard scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:20 remaining, and Portland ended a three-game losing streak with a 98-94 win over visiting Sacramento.
Lillard had six points during the final 80 seconds and helped rally the Trail Blazers from an 11-point, second-half deficit. Wesley Matthews scored 17 for Portland.
Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge left in the second quarter with a left hand injury and did not return.
• Warriors earn lopsided win: Former WSU standout Klay Thompson scored 22 points, Stephen Curry had 20 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors matched a franchise record with their 16th consecutive home win in impressive fashion, whipping the Denver Nuggets 122-79 in Oakland, California.
The NBA-leading Warriors out did Denver in nearly every major category, including shooting percentage (54.3 percent to 34.5 percent), rebounds (53 to 39) and assists (30 to 17).
• Cavs handle Bulls: LeBron James scored 26 points and J.R. Smith added 20 as host Cleveland entered a favorable portion of its schedule with a 108-94 win over Chicago.
Back home after winning two games in Los Angeles to salvage a trip out West, the Cavs had little trouble with the Central Division-leading Bulls. Cleveland opened a 25-point lead in the third quarter and handed Chicago its fourth loss in five games.
Islanders roll to win, move atop East
NHL: Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Uniondale, New York.
Former Spokane Chief Michael Grabner, John Tavares, Josh Bailey and Nick Leddy each had a goal and an assist.
Grabner gave the Islanders the lead on their first shot, and Kulemin made it 3-0 with a short-handed tally on New York’s first shot of the second period. Kulemin scored in between, and Bailey and Tavares hit in the Islanders’ three-goal middle period.
• Canucks defeat Panthers: Radim Vrbata and Bo Horvat scored, Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots and Vancouver beat Florida 2-1 in Sunrise, Florida.
Brandon Pirri spoiled Miller’s bid for a third straight shutout with 2:32 remaining, ending the goalie’s career-best scoreless streak at 200:45.
Rangers acquire veteran Gallardo
Miscellany: Pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Texas Rangers for three players and cash.
Gallardo was 8-11 last year with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts and is 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in an eight-year career with Milwaukee.
Infielder Luis Sardinas, and right-handers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan were dealt to Milwaukee as part of Monday’s trade, which could indicate the Brewers may try to pursue free-agent pitcher James Shields.
• Giovinco to join Toronto: Major League Soccer’s Toronto team says it has a deal to acquire Italian midfielder Sebastian Giovinco from Juventus in July.
The team said that the 27-year-old will join Toronto as a designated player on July 1 after his current contract expires.
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