National Hockey League
Logan Couture tied the game late in regulation and Michal Handzus scored the
lone shootout goal, as the undefeated San Jose Sharks extended the best start
in franchise history with a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks at HP Pavilion.
Couture found the back of the net with 2:45 remaining in the third period,
taking a drop pass from newcomer Scott Gomez and ripping a shot past Anaheim
goalie Jonas Hiller. Handzus, the first participant in the shootout, beat
Hiller over the glove. Antti Niemi turned away the Ducks' first two shooters,
Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry, before getting a little help from the crossbar on
Teemu Selanne's bid. The Sharks improved to 6-0-0 on the young season.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
Boston Bruins 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (SO)
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Buffalo Sabres 3 (OT)
New York Rangers 2, Philadelphia Flyers 1
Montreal Canadiens 4, Winnipeg Jets 3
Ottawa Senators 3, Washington Capitals 2
New York Islanders 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Florida Panthers 2
Detroit Red Wings 4, Dallas Stars 1
Minnesota Wild 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Top-25 College Basketball
Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 26 points and nailed five 3-pointers and
Archie Goodwin added 24 points, as Kentucky held off 16th-ranked Ole Miss,
87-74, Tuesday in an SEC offensive battle. Nerlens Noel nearly recorded a
double-double with a school-record 12 blocks and seven rebounds for the
Wildcats (14-6, 5-2 SEC), who picked up their first win over a ranked opponent
this season and now have found victory in four of their last five contests.
Alex Poythress contributed 15 points and seven rebounds in the win.
Elsewhere in the Top-25:
(11) Ohio State 58, Wisconsin 49
Indiana State 68, (15) Wichita State 55
Virginia 58, (19) North Carolina State 55
(23) Minnesota 84, Nebraska 65
National Basketball Association
LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a game-tying 3-pointer late and then delivered the
deciding bucket as time expired to send the Portland Trail Blazers to a
106-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The Trail Blazers rallied from a
21-point third-quarter deficit before Aldridge stepped back in the corner to
drain his first 3-pointer of the season and tie the game at 104-104 with 4.5
seconds left. After O.J. Mayo was called for an offensive foul at the other
end, Aldridge caught the inbounds pass and swished a fadeaway jumper as the
buzzer sounded to give Portland to its third victory in four games.
Elsewhere in the NBA:
Golden State Warriors 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 95
Milwaukee Bucks 117, Detroit Pistons 90
Los Angeles Lakers 111, New Orleans Hornets 106
Tuesday was media day at the Super Bowl. The San Francisco 49ers were up first
and Randy Moss declared himself the best wide receiver of all-time while
deposed starting quarterback Alex Smith called his trip to the
Super Bowl "bittersweet." The Baltimore Ravens were next and retiring
linebacker Ray Lewis drew the most attention during his team's hour-long
session. Reports surfaced that the star linebacker may have used a banned
substance to help him recover from his torn triceps this season. Lewis
wouldn't give much of a response when asked about the Sports Illustrated
story that broke Tuesday.
Alex Rodriguez has been once again linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
According to a Miami publication, Rodriguez's name was found in the records of
a Miami anti-aging clinic that allegedly supplied the New York Yankees third
baseman and other big league players with performance-enhancing substances.
The report was based on records given to the publication from an employee at
Biogenesis, a clinic run by Anthony Bosch, who was previously connected with
Manny Ramirez when the slugger was suspended by Major League Baseball for
violating its drug policy in 2009. Rodriguez, though, has denied having a
relationship with Bosch. Rodriguez, in the spring of 2009, admitted to using
PEDs while a member of the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. He said he had never
taken the drugs while with the Yankees, but the records from Biogenesis appear
to indicate Rodriguez's name appearing 16 times in Bosch's handwritten
notebooks from 2009-12. Other major leaguers named in Bosch's notebooks were
Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal -- all of whom have been
suspended by Major League Baseball for PED use in the past year.
The Philadelphia Phillies signed relief pitcher Chad Durbin to a one-
year contract on Tuesday. The deal includes a club option for 2014. Durbin
heads back to Philadelphia after pitching for the Phillies from 2008-10.
He went 11-7 with a 3.62 ERA during that span, and was a member of the
World Series championship team in 2008. The 35-year-old right-hander went 4-1
with one save and a 3.10 ERA in 76 appearances for the Atlanta Braves
last season. He surpassed 60 innings (61.0) for the sixth straight year.