Durban, South Africa (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Brooks was able to maintain his position atop the leaderboard at the Nelson Mandela Championship when play was suspended for the second straight day Thursday.Wednesday's play was suspended for darkness following a seven-hour delay to the start of the round, and Thursday again saw heavy rains that eventually caused a suspension when the course became too saturated
Veteran players on North Dakota State's football team say news that coach Craig Bohl would be leaving for Wyoming after the playoffs was harder on their younger teammates who haven't grasped the commercial aspect of college athletics.
Storrs, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - The University of Connecticut announced the hiring of former Notre Dame assistant Bob Diaco as the 30th head football coach in school history early Thursday morning.Diaco served on the Notre Dame coaching staff as the defensive coordinator for the past four years and the assistant head coach for the past two
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Jefferson shot 7-of-9 from the floor and led Utah with 20 points as the Jazz exacted revenge with a 122-101 win over the Sacramento Kings from Sleep Train Arena.
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of Russell Westbrook's torn meniscus in last year's Western Conference semifinals and defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamal Crawford came up huge down the stretch, netting 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Los Angeles Clippers escape Boston with a 96-88 win over the Celtics in Doc Rivers' return to TD Garden.
Tucson, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Ashley scored 15 points on 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc to lead No. 1 ranked Arizona to a 74-48 win over New Mexico State. Kaleb Tarczewski scored 14 points while freshman Aaron Gordon chipped in with 11 for the Wildcats (10-0). Fellow freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 12 points off the bench for Arizona, which is ranked No. 1 for the first time since March of 2003. Daniel Mullings was the only player for New Mexico State (7-5) in double figures with 18 points.
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Perry potted a goal for the seventh straight game and the Anaheim Ducks continued their best home start in franchise history with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday at Honda Center.Alex Grant and Perry each scored in the second, while Jonas Hiller stopped 23 shots for the Ducks, who are the only team in the NHL without a home regulation loss this season (12-0-2)
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Carter notched the go-ahead goal and one assist, with Mike Richards contributing two helpers, as Los Angeles downed Toronto, 3-1, at Air Canada Centre. Drew Doughty and Kyle Clifford also lit the lamp for the Kings, who have won five straight games, including the first two on a four-game road trip. Martin Jones had his shutout streak halted, but nonetheless moved to 4-0-0 on his young career with a 38-save performance. Cody Franson scored and Jonathan Bernier made 20 stops for the Maple Leafs, who stumbled to their seventh loss in nine outings.
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jameer Nelson scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a key 3-pointer late, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. Glen Davis also scored 17 with 12 rebounds and Arron Afflalo had 16 points for the Magic, who salvaged a 1-5 road trip with their first win since Nov. 27. It was just Orlando's second win in 12 road games this season. Nikola Vucevic didn't score after halftime but finished with a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds. The Bobcats had a two-game winning streak snapped to finish a three-game homestand and haven't won three straight since the end of last season. Gerald Henderson scored 12 points to lead Charlotte and Al Jefferson had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry sure made up for all those turnovers over the first three quarters.Curry had 16 of his 33 points in the fourth, including a go-ahead jumper with three seconds left as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 95-93 on Wednesday night
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Knicks were on the wrong end of back-to-back blowouts. They were hurt. They built a 23-point lead against the Chicago Bulls, let them come back to tie the score, then escaped Madison Square Garden on the winning end of a stinker.
Stephen Curry made a pull-up jumper with 1.5 seconds remaining to cap a sensational fourth quarter, rallying the Golden State Warriors from 18 points down to beat the Dallas Mavericks 95-93 on Wednesday night.