Top-25 College Basketball
Jordair Jett came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points to help Saint Louis knock off No. 9 Butler, 75-58, Thursday for a victory over the highest-ranked foe to ever visit Chaifetz Arena. Dwayne Evans netted 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor for the Billikens (15-5, 4-2 A-10), who utilizeda 24-4 first-half run and forced 23 turnovers en route to their third straightwin. Rob Loe added 12 points, while Mike McCall Jr. donated nine on 3-of-6shooting from behind the arc in the victory. Rotnei Clarke led Butler with 17points and Andrew Smith totaled 12 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (17-4, 4-2), who dropped their second straight conference road game versus an
unranked opponent. Butler dropped a 54-53 decision at La Salle last week.
Elsewhere in the Top-25:
(7) Gonzaga 88, Loyola Marymount 43
(8) Arizona 57, Washington 53
(13) Michigan State 80, Illinois 75
National Basketball Association
Jarrett Jack hit two big free throws in the closing seconds after Andrew Bogut provided the decisive block, as the Golden State Warriors fought off the Dallas Mavericks, 100-97, at Oracle Arena. The Mavericks never led, but had a chance to jump in front in the closing seconds after David Lee's tip-in of a Jack miss rimmed out. Brandan Wright grabbed the rebound with 20.9 seconds remaining, then had the ball on the left block with time winding down. Bogut stayed his ground, however, and as Wright went up for the shot, Bogut got a hand on it and forced a breakout the other way. Jack, starting in place of Stephen Curry for the second straight game, was fouled with two ticks left and
drained both at the foul line before Vince Carter's off-balanced 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell short.
Elsewhere in the NBA:
Oklahoma City Thunder 106, Memphis Grizzlies 89
National Hockey League
Michal Handzus netted the deciding goal in the shootout as the San Jose Sharks remained unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at HP Pavilion. After Handzus opened the shootout by beating Devan Dubnyk with a wrister into the top-left corner, both Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins shot wide on their attempts for Edmonton. Dan Boyle then skated down the ice for a chance to extend San Jose's franchise-best start to a season to 7-0-0, and converted with a wrister inside the left post. Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Sharks, while Antti Niemi stopped 26 shots. Gagner and Taylor Hall lit the lamp for Edmonton, which had its two-game win streak snapped. Dubnyk made 36 saves in defeat.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
St. Louis Blues 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Buffalo Sabres 7, Boston Bruins 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Washington Capitals 2
New York Islanders 5, New Jersey Devils 4 (OT)
Pittsburgh Penguins 3, New York Rangers 0
Florida Panthers 6, Winnipeg Jets 3
Colorado Avalanche 6, Calgary Flames 3
Nashville Predators 2, Los Angeles Kings 1 (SO)
=== As of 9:30 a.m. (et) ===
=== BASEBALL ===
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed the versatile Martin Prado to a four-year contract extension on Thursday. Prado was acquired in the seven-player trade that sent outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves last week. The 29- year-old native of Venezuela had spent his entire seven-year career with Atlanta and was an All-Star in 2010. He has played primarily second base, third base and left field during his career and is a .295 hitter with 52 homers and 286 RBI over 683 games. Last season, Prado appeared in a career- high 156 contests and batted .301 with 42 doubles, 10 homers, 70 RBI and 81 runs scored.
=== COLLEGE FOOTBALL ===
Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder has signed a new five-year contract through the 2017 season. The deal increases Snyder's salary to $2.75 million for the 2013 season and will total $14.75 million through the end of the pact. Snyder is the winningest coach in school history, having compiled a record of 170-85-1, including 34-16 since his return in 2009. The Wildcats won the Big 12 title this past season with a mark of 11-2, including 8-1 in conference play.
=== 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.
=== GOLF ===
Phil Mickelson came within a horse-shoed putt of recording the sixth 59 in PGA Tour history on Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mickelson entered the last hole at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course needing a birdie to make history, but when his 26-foot putt lipped around the cup he settled for an 11-under 60 and a 4-stroke lead. Although the birdie chance didn't fall, Mickelson still managed to match his career-low round and tie the course record, which he equaled in 2005 when he won this tournament for the second time. World No. 7 Brandt Snedeker, Padraig Harrington, Ryan Palmer, Ted Potter Jr. and Jeff Maggert all carded a 7-under 64 before the opening round was suspended on account of darkness. Play was delayed an hour at the start due to frost. Nick Watney and Humana Challenge winner Brian Gay highlight a group of 11 knotted in seventh place at minus-6. Of the 11, only John Mallinger and John Rollins have yet to finish their rounds.
Vijay Singh, a two-time winner at this event, withdrew prior to the start of the first round. The 49-year-old Fijian has been the subject of scrutiny since he admitted to using deer antler spray, a product that includes a banned substance under the PGA Tour's Anti-Doping Policy. He cited a back injury as the reason for this withdrawal.
=== NHL ===
Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza is expected to undergo back surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely. Spezza has missed the last two games with an upper body injury. In five games this season, Spezza has two goals and three assists. He is coming off a 34-goal, 84-point season in 2011-12.