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Last Update on January 25, 2015 06:36 GMT


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- After leading Ohio State to a national championship, Joey Bosa had one question for the 45,000 fans who crowded into Ohio Stadium in late January.

"How are you guys out here right now? It's freezing," he said from a makeshift stage erected on the south end of the field.

Buckeyes fans were on their feet as coach Urban Meyer and the team emerged from the southeast tunnel obscured by fog and flanked by flames. Onstage, local politicians delivered speeches and players danced and joked with each other while chants of "O-H! I-O!" rang out throughout the stadium and several highlight videos from the Buckeyes' 14-1 season played on the scoreboard.

The university awarded 2,500 free passes allowing fans to watch from the field. More than an hour before the event got underway, they lined a barrier on the 45-yard line as children did somersaults and threw footballs in the north end zone and Brutus Buckeye high-fived those at the front.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson has been ruled out from playing in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Saturday night because of a lower body injury.

The Lightning also announced that it's unclear whether the second-year player will be able to compete in the All-Star game on Sunday. The team did not reveal the severity of the injury or how Johnson was hurt.

Johnson is eighth in the NHL and leads Tampa Bay with 48 points (17 goals and 31 assists) in 46 games this season.

He is a member of Team Toews, and was selected to compete in the challenge relay.


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Dyshawn Pierre scored 21 points, and Dayton led a double-digit lead slip away before rallying to beat Richmond 63-60 on Saturday night, remaining unbeaten at home.

The Flyers (16-3, 6-1 Atlantic 10) led by 10 points at halftime but went cold at the start of the second half, allowing the Spiders (10-9, 3-3) to make it a game.

Scoochie Smith's two free throws put Dayton up 63-60 with 13.6 seconds left, and ShawnDre' Jones' attempt at a tying 3-point shot was short as time ran out.

The Flyers moved into the Top 25 this week for the first time this season and got drubbed 77-60 at Davidson on Tuesday night, their most lopsided loss of the season. They needed a big finish to pull this one out.

T.J. Cline led the Spiders with 14 points.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Myles Davis scored 25 points and Trevon Bluiett 21, both career highs, and Xavier rallied in the second half for an 89-76 victory over DePaul on Saturday.

Matt Stainbrook was 7 for 7 in adding 17 points for the Musketeers (13-7, 4-4 Big East), who were down eight points at halftime.

The Musketeers hit 17 of 26 attempts in shooting 65.4 percent in the second half, 57.4 for the game. They made only 3 of 17 3-pointers but dominated inside with a 52-24 scoring advantage. Xavier only had five turnovers and made nine steals, five by Dee Davis, in picking up 17 points off 14 turnovers by the Blue Demons.

DePaul (11-10, 5-3) shot 63.3 percent in the first half when it made 11 of 19 3-pointers, but plummeted to 30 percent in the second half and just 2 of 13 from the arc. Tommy Hamilton scored 15 points.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Bobby Hain had 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Youngstown State beat Illinois-Chicago 77-64 on Saturday night.

Marcus Keene also scored 14 of his 19 points, and DJ Cole 13 of his 15, after the break. The Penguins (10-13, 1-7 Horizon) shot 15 of 22 including 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the second half, outscoring UIC 51-36 after trailing 28-26 at halftime.

Youngstown opened the second half with six straight points to take the lead for good and had a 16-5 run to lead 66-50 with 4:55 left. UIC (5-16, 1-5) got no closer than 68-60 on Paris Burns' layup with two minutes to play.

The Flames opened with an 18-6 run and led 23-12 with 6:21 to go in the first half. Youngstown answered with an 8-0 run but never led in the first half.

Jason McClellan had 19 points and Burns 16 to lead UIC.


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Julius Brown scored 28 points and sank four key free throws in the final 18 seconds to lead Toledo to a 71-67 win over Bowling Green on Saturday night.

Brown shot 8 of 15 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, and finished 9 for 10 from the foul line. Justin Drummond contributed 18 points and nine rebounds and Nathan Boothe scored 12 as Toledo (11-8, 3-3 Mid-American) snapped a two-game skid.

Trailing by a point midway through the second half, Toledo pulled away with an 8-0 burst that included a pair of layups from Brown to make it 57-50 with 7:48 left. Bowling Green (12-5, 4-2) cut the margin to two with Jovan Austin's layup that made it 67-65 with 22 seconds left, but Brown cemented the win with four straight free throws down the stretch.

Richaun Holmes led Bowling Green with 14 points, while Austin finished with 13.


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Maurice Ndour scored a career-high 31 points, including the game-winning dunk with 0.6 seconds to play, and Ohio beat Buffalo 63-61 on Saturday.

Trailing 32-31 at halftime, Buffalo rallied and led 58-53 with 3:24 to go. Ndour scored the next eight points to give Ohio a 61-58 advantage with 56 seconds remaining. Ohio tied it at 61 on Jarryn Skeete's 3-pointer with 41 seconds left. But Antonio Campbell grabbed an offensive rebound with 2.9 seconds remaining and, after a timeout, Campbell threw the ball down the court to Ndour, who dunked for the game-winner.

It was Ndour's 15th double-figure game this season. His layup with four seconds left put Ohio up 32-31 at halftime.

Ryan Taylor scored 12 points for Ohio (7-10, 2-4 Mid-American) and Campbell grabbed 10 rebounds.

Xavier Ford and Justin Moss led Buffalo (12-6, 3-3) with 11 points each. Raheem Johnson added 10.


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Will Sullivan scored 14 points, made four free throws in the closing seconds and Miami (Ohio) won for the first time on the road with a 60-55 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Northern Illinois' Anthony Johnson scored five straight points to tie it at 54 with 2:08 to play. Eric Washington answered with a layup to give the Redhawks a 56-54 lead. Darrell Bowie split a pair of free throws to pull the Huskies within one before Sullivan made his shots from the line with 19 and 13 seconds left to ice it for the Redhawks, who led for all but 3 minutes.

Miami (7-12, 2-4 Mid-American) had been 0-7 on the road.

Aaron Armstead scored 15 points to lead Northern Illinois (8-9, 2-4). The Huskies shot 17 of 51 for 33 percent, were just 5 of 30 for 16.7 percent from deep, and missed nine free throws.


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Jimmy Hall scored a career-high 32 points on 14-for-17 shooting to lead Kent State to a 63-52 win over Ball State on Saturday.

Hall also had eight rebounds and Kris Brewer added 11 points as Kent State (14-5, 5-1 Mid-American) shot 51 percent from the field on 49 attempts to extend its win streak to five.

Kent State took control with a 12-2 run that included three buckets from Hall to close out the first half and take a 32-23 advantage into the break. The Golden Flashes continued to pull away in the second half.

Sean Sellers led Ball State (7-10, 2-4) with 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and six rebounds. Franko House added 13 points and Bo Calhoun had 12 for the Cardinals, who have lost four straight.

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Last Update on January 26, 2015 03:53 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- The second-ranked Virginia Cavaliers kept their perfect season intact, while Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEHF'-skee) picked up a milestone victory.

The Cavs improved to 19-0 by pulling out a 50-47 triumph over Virginia Tech. Virginia trailed by as many as 10 before Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points during a late 12-0 run.

The Hokies appeared poised to upset their state rivals after a 30-9 run gave them a 43-33 lead.

Krzyzewski also needed a comeback to become the first coach in Division I men's basketball history with 1,000 victories. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue Devils went on an 18-2 run down the stretch to beat St. John's 77-68 in New York. Jahlil Okafor (jah-LIHL' OH'-kah-fohr) had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Duke, which trailed by 10 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining.

In other top-25 finals:

-- Fourth-ranked Villanova crushed Creighton 71-50 behind Darrun Hillard's season-high 24 points. Ryan Arcidiacono (ahr-kee-dee-ah-KOH'-noh) added 10 points for the 18-2 Wildcats, who rebounded from Monday's 20-point loss to Georgetown.

-- Jerian Grant scored 25 points and blocked a last-second shot that helped eighth-ranked Notre Dame oustlast North Carolina State 81-78 in overtime. Pat Connaughton and V.J. Beachem added 11 points apiece and helped the Fighting Irish rally from an 18-point, five-half deficit.

-- Terry Rozier scored 26 points and No. 10 Louisville bounced back from a loss to Duke by downing Pittsburgh 80-68. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points and seven rebounds for the 16-3 Cardinals.

-- Maryland barely avoided an upset loss as Dez Wells tipped in the game-winning basket with 1.4 seconds left to give the 13th-ranked Terrapins a 68-67 decision over Northwestern. Melo Trimble had 27 points for the Terps, who trailed by 11 before outscoring the Wildcats 18-6 over the final four minutes.

-- Ron Baker scored 15 points and No. 14 Wichita State breezed past Drake 74-40 for its 26th straight win in the Missouri Valley Conference. The game was so lopsided that nobody played more than 28 minutes for the 18-3 Shockers.

-- No. 20 Northern Iowa pulled out a 54-53 win at Illinois State on a 3-pointer by Nate Buss with five seconds left. Seth Tuttle provided most of the Panthers' offense with 21 points.

--D'Angelo Russell scored 22 points and added 10 assists as Ohio State defeated No. 23 Indiana 82-70 . The Buckeyes turned 15 turnovers into 26 points in their most impressive Big 10 victory.

-- Butler hammered No. 24 Seton Hall 77-57 as Andrew Chrabascz scored 15 of his 16 points in the first half. Kellen Dunham delivered 15 points and Roosevelt Jones had 12 and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs.


UNDATED (AP) -- NBA fans kept wondering when the Cleveland Cavaliers would finally mesh with newcomers LeBron James and Kevin Love. It appears that day has come.

James scored 34 points, including the first eight in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' sixth consecutive win, 108-98 against Oklahoma City. James opened the final period with a pair of 3-pointers and a fade-away jumpr that put the Cavs ahead 91-80.

James also fed Love for a 3-pointer with 3:38 remaining that put the Cavaliers in control. Love finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving added 21 as Cleveland improved to 6-1 since James returned from an eight-game absence.

Elsewhere in the NBA:

-- Atlanta's team-record winning streak has reached 16 games with a 112-100 victory over Minnesota. Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Al Horford added 19 as the Eastern Conference leaders won for the 30th time in 32 games.

-- Jonas Valanciunas (YOH'-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO'-nuhs) had 20 points and 11 rebounds in Toronto's third victory in four games, 114-110 over Detroit. DeMar De Rozan delivered 25 points and Amir Johnson had 18 to help the Raptors halt a two-game home skid.

-- Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scored 23 points apiece in the Los Angeles Clippers' 120-100 romp over Phoenix. J.J. Redick had 20 points for the Clippers, who led by just two before their 15-0 run in the fourth quarter.

-- Tim Duncan and Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard each had double-doubles as San Antonio knocked off Milwaukee 101-95. Duncan contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds, Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds.

-- Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored 26 points and Chris Bosh chipped in 20 as Miami downed Chicago 96-84. Hassan Whiteside had a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds and a team-record 12 blocks for the Heat.

-- Anthony Davis capped his 28-point, 10-rebound performance by draining the go-ahead free throws in the final seconds of the Pelicans' 109-106 victory over Dallas at New Orleans. Tyreke (ty-REEK') Evans scored 24 points, including a clutch running hook in the final half-minute.

-- Indiana's seven-game losing streak is over after the Pacers outscored the Magic 31-17 in the fourth quarter of a 106-99 triumph in Orlando. David West finished with 20 points, and Damjan Rudez (dahm-YOHN' ROO'-dehz) scored 16 of his career-high 18 points in the final period.


PHOENIX (AP) -- Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas pronounced his separated left shoulder "pretty good" when the team arrived Sunday for the Super Bowl.

Thomas was injured in Seattle's overtime victory against Green Bay in last week's NFC championship game. He says there is no way he won't be on the field to face New England in the Super Bowl.

Fellow Seahawks All-Pro defensive back Richard Sherman has an elbow injury that he also dismissed as a non-factor for next Sunday.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The annual Pro Bowl game is being played this evening in Glendale, Arizona, with all of the NFL's top stars participating, with the exception of the Super Bowl participants or those injured.

One thing that might really stand out to fans is that the goal posts will change for points after. The league is trying to find a way to make the PAT less easy for teams to score. For the game the goal posts will be narrowed from the standard 18.6 feet to just 14 feet. In addition, the kick will be moved back to the 15-yard line, making it about a 33-yard field goal.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says troubled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and could be banned by the NFL for one year.

ESPN first reported Gordon's failed test, citing anonymous sources.

Gordon has twice been suspended for substance-abuse violations.

The Browns released a statement saying they were disappointed to learn of reports on Gordon. The team said it has not been notified by the league of a failed test.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A record 29 goals were scored in the NHL All-Star game at Columbus, and John Tavares contributed four of them.

The New York Islanders center tied the league All-Star record for goals while helping Team Toews (tayvz) beat Team Foligno (foh-LEE'-noh) 17-12. Tavares was one of seven players on Team Toews with at least four points, along with NHL scoring leader Jake Voracek (VOHR'-ah-chehk). Toews and Patrice Bergeon (pah-TREES' BEHR'-zhur-ahn) each finished with a goal and four assists, while Voracek had three goals and five points.

But the game MVP was local favorite Ryan Johansson of the Blue Jackets. He scored twice and had an assist, including a goal that gave Team Foligno its only lead late in the first period.

Fans voted for the MVP via Twitter.

All-Star game leading vote-getter Zemgus Girgensons (ZEHM'-guhs GEER'-gehn-suhn) was one of three players who failed to score at least one point.


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Dominika Cibulkova (doh-mihn-ih-kuh see-bul-KOH'-vah) is two match victories away from her second straight trip to the Australian Open women's final.

Cibulkova moved into the quarters with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over two-time champion Victoria Azarenka. The 10th-ranked Cibulkova pounded 44 winners and broke former No. 1-ranked Azarenka's serve seven times.


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn mastered a tricky super-G race for a record-extending 64th World Cup victory. The American raced down the Swiss course in 1 minute, 23.55 seconds with only one rival able to finish within a second of her. Vonn became the all-time wins leader in women's Alpine skiing last weekend.


LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Bill Haas was the winner of the Humana Challenge, finishing one stroke ahead of five others.

Haas closed with a 5-under 67 for a 22-under total that gave him his first PGA title since the 2014 AT&T National. He pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes.

Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur), Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele, Steve Wheatcroft and Sung Joon Park tied for second.


KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied six of the final nine holes to win the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

The Spaniard closed with a 6-under 66 for his second victory in three career starts on the 50-and-over tour. Jimenez finished at 17-under 199 at Hualalai Golf Club for a one-stroke triumph over Mark O'Meara.


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