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Thursday's Results
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Top-25 College Basketball
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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:
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(7) Gonzaga 88, Loyola Marymount 43
(8) Arizona 57, Washington 53
(13) Michigan State 80, Illinois 75

National Basketball Association
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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:
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Oklahoma City Thunder 106, Memphis Grizzlies 89

National Hockey League
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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:
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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.

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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.

 

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