Top-25 College Basketball
Chasson Randle scored 17 points and Stanford put forth an excellent defensive effort in crushing 10th-ranked Oregon, 76-52, on Wednesday at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal (13-8, 4-4 Pac 12) thrived from beyond the arc, making 8-of-14 shots from long distance. In addition, they held the Ducks to 34.6 percent shooting and forced them into 20 turnovers in capturing their third victory in four games. Josh Huestis and Dwight Powell both posted double-doubles, with Huestis tallying 14 points and 13 rebounds. Powell totaled 12 points and 13 boards, while Aaron Bright made all three of his 3-point attempts en route to 12 points in the victory. Oregon (18-3, 7-1) didn't even show up in losing its first conference game of the season. They trailed nearly the entire contest, as none of its starters scored in double-figures.
Elsewhere in the Top-25:
(1) Michigan 68, Northwestern 46
(3) Indiana 97, Purdue 60
(4) Florida 75, South Carolina 36
(5) Duke 75, Wake Forest 70
(14) Miami-Florida 73, Virginia Tech 64
LSU 73, (17) Missouri 70
(18) Kansas State 83, Texas 57
(20) New Mexico 63, Wyoming 59
(21) Creighton 91, Missouri State 77
(24) Cincinnati 62, Rutgers 54
National Basketball Association
Michael Beasley scored a game-high 27 points, including the go-ahead bucket with 43.8 seconds remaining to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 92-86 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday at US Airways Center. Beasley added six rebounds and five steals, while Martin Gortat recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns, who had lost two straight. Kobe Bryant fell one assist shy of his fourth straight game with double-digit assists and finished with a team-high 17 points, but missed a potential game-tying layup late in regulation as the Lakers surrendered a 13-point fourth-quarter lead and saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.
Elsewhere in the NBA:
Indiana Pacers 98, Detroit Pistons 79
Philadelphia 76ers 92, Washington Wizards 84
Atlanta Hawks 93, Toronto Raptors 92
Boston Celtics 99, Sacramento Kings 81
New York Knicks 113, Orlando Magic 97
Miami Heat 105, Brooklyn Nets 85
Chicago Bulls 104, Milwaukee Bucks 88
Los Angeles Clippers 96, Minnesota Timberwolves 90
San Antonio Spurs 102, Charlotte Bobcats 78
Denver Nuggets 118, Houston Rockets 110
Utah Jazz 104, New Orleans Hornets 99
National Hockey League
Matt Cullen scored the winner in the shootout as the Minnesota Wild handed the Chicago Blackhawks their first loss of the season in a 3-2 decision from Xcel Energy Center. Cullen also scored in regulation while Cal Clutterbuck scored the other goal for the Wild, who have won two straight.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
Ottawa Senators 5, Montreal Canadiens 1
Edmonton Oilers 2, Phoenix Coyotes 1 (OT)
Vancouver Canucks 3, Colorado Avalanche 0
=== As of 9:40 a.m. (et) ===
=== NFL ===
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver is set to call it a career. Driver, appearing on ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" program from New Orleans on Thursday, said he would make it official during a press conference on February 6 in Green Bay. He spent 14 seasons with the Packers and helped the storied franchise to a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season. The four- time Pro Bowl selection is the club's all-time leader with 743 receptions and 10,137 yards, and sits third with 61 touchdown catches.
=== NBA ===
The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for point guard Jose Calderon, forward Ed Davis and a second round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Additionally, the Grizzlies will send Calderon to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. Gay had reportedly been on the trading block for several weeks, as Memphis' new ownership group looked to avoid reaching the luxury tax threshold after this season as the tax penalties begin increasing at an exponential rate. Over 42 games this season, Gay has averaged 17.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Calderon, an eight-year veteran from Spain, is averaging 11.1 points and 7.4 assists per game this season.
Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis fractured his left foot during Wednesday's loss to the New York Knicks. Davis left the game early in the first quarter and was seen limping to the locker room. He did not return and the severity of his injury became known to the team midway through the contest. The injury could sideline Davis for the remainder of the season. Coming into Wednesday's contest, the sixth-year veteran was averaging career-bests in points (15.5) and rebounds (7.5) per game. Davis had been previously battling a shoulder issue, which caused him to miss 11 games earlier in the campaign.
=== BASEBALL ===
The San Diego Padres came to terms with infielder Chase Headley on a one-year contract. The 28-year-old Headley had a banner year in 2012, batting .286 with 31 doubles, 31 home runs, 115 runs batted in and 95 runs scored. He showcased his durability, playing in 161 games, and joined Dave Winfield as the only Padres to lead the National League in RBI for an entire campaign. Headley also flashed the leather, winning his first career Gold Glove to go along with a Silver Slugger award. In six seasons with the Padres, Headley owns a .273 batting average with 67 home runs, 319 runs batted in and 312 runs scored.
=== NHL ===
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan has a shoulder subluxation that will sideline him for 10-14 days. Callahan suffered the injury during a scuffle with Maxime Talbot in the third period of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flyers at Madison Square Garden. An MRI exam on his injured left shoulder Wednesday afternoon showed no major damage. Callahan's goal in the second period proved to be the deciding tally in the victory. It was his second goal of the season.