Fanfare-Colleges: A look at college and pro sports news in brief

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 11:02 PM

 

Kentucky’s Harrow transfers to Ga. St.

ATLANTA — Kentucky coach John Calipari says sophomore point guard Ryan Harrow is transferring to Georgia State where he is expected to request an NCAA waiver to allow him to play immediately.

Calipari said the health of Harrow’s father played a role in the decision.

Harrow averaged 9.3 points per game as a freshman at N.C. State in the 2010-11 season before transferring to Kentucky and sitting out the 2011-12 season. Harrow averaged 9.9 points in 29 games, 24 of them starts, for Kentucky last season.

Pens’ Sydney Crosby out with broken jaw

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby has a broken jaw and is out indefinitely after being hit in the mouth with a puck during a win over the New York Islanders on Saturday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins said Sunday that Crosby had surgery Saturday night, and there will be an update on his status later in the week.

Andy Murray wins Sony Open tennis

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Andy Murray erased a championship point Sunday and rallied past David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) in a grueling, dramatic final at the Sony Open.

One point from defeat in the last set, Murray skipped a forehand off the baseline to stay in the match. He then dominated the tiebreaker, while Ferrer appeared to cramp and collapsed to the court after one long exchange.

The match was filled with grinding baseline rallies, including at least a dozen of more than 20 strokes and one lasting 34. Murray and Ferrer dueled for 2 hours, 45 minutes.

Duke women jump to 9th at Bryan Park

GREENSBORO — Junior Laetitia Beck carded a final round 71 to lead the No. 3-ranked Duke women’s golf team to a tied for ninth place at the Bryan National Collegiate tournament on the par 72 Champions Course at Bryan Park.

The Blue Devils concluded the tournament at 30-over-par 894. They were 12th after Saturday’s second round.

Virginia took home the team title with a nine-over 869, while Arkansas, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Florida rounded out the top-five. Georgia’s Emilie Burger won the individual title with a five-under, 211, for the tournament, after carding a final round, 69.

North Carolina finished 11th at 33-over 897.

Dave Odom to speak at Durham Sports Club

DURHAM — Retired Wake Forest, South Carolina and Durham High School basketball coach Dave Odom will be the guest speaker at Wednesday’s noon meeting of the Durham Sports Club at Croasdaile Country Club.

For more information, visit www.durhamsportsclub.com online.

UNC-Clemson game suspended in third

CHAPEL HILL — Sunday night’s Clemson at North Carolina baseball game was suspended in the third inning with the Tar Heels ahead 2-0.

The game will resume from that point at 2:45 p.m. Monday. The Tar Heels and Tigers will meet in another game at 6 Monday night that is being televised on ESPNU.

Frozen Four features a lineup of who’s nots

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh will host the Frozen Four for the first time ever next month. And in a season of firsts, three of four teams will be headed to the NCAA hockey showcase for the first time.

UMass Lowell (28-10-2), Saint Cloud State (25-15-1) and Quinnipiac (29-7-5) all clinched berths in the national semifinals for the first time this weekend, setting up a new look at the Consol Energy Center April 11-13. And the fourth member, Yale (20-12-3), hasn’t been this far since 1952, when the entire tournament field featured just four teams.

NBA SUNDAY ROUNDUP

KNICKS 108, CELTICS 89 — Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and 10 rebounds and New York extended its winning streak to eight games and moved closer to ending Boston’s hold on the Atlantic Division title with a home victory over the Celtics Sunday.

The Knicks beat the Celtics for the second time this week and won the season series for the first time since 2003-04. New York climbed into a tie with Indiana in the race for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, which would entail a playoff meeting with the Celtics.

BULLS 95, PISTONS 94 — Ex-Duke star Luol Deng scored 28 points and Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson each added 16 as the Chicago Bulls beat Detroit in Chicago to extend their winning streak against the Pistons to 18 straight.

HEAT 88, SPURS 86 — Chris Bosh scored 23 points, including a winning 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining, and the Miami Heat beat the Spurs in San Antonio on Sunday night with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers sitting out due to injuries.

HORNETS 112, CAVS 92 — Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points and Ryan Anderson added 23 to lead homestanding New Orleans past Cleveland.

Anthony Davis had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Brian Roberts scored 15 and Eric Gordon 14 for the Hornets.

Ex-Duke star Kyrie Irving returned from a shoulder injury and led the Cavaliers with 31 points and six assists. Cleveland, which lost its eighth straight, was 1-7 in Irving’s absence.

WIZARDS 109, RAPTORS 92 — Bradley Beal scored 24 points in his return to the lineup, leading the Washington Wizards past visiting Toronto. Emeka Okafor had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and John Wall added 18 points and 10 assists for Washington.