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Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:47

COL BKB Georgetown 69 Rutgers 63

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Markel Starks scored 20 points and Otto Porter notched a double-double Saturday to carry 21st-ranked Georgetown to a 69-63 win over flagging Rutgers.

Starks hit 8-of-12 shots, including three from 3-point range, to go along with Porter's 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East), who won their fifth consecutive game.

The loss extended Rutgers' (12-10, 3-8) losing streak to six games.

Eli Carter, with 23 points, was the only Rutgers player in double figures.

The score was tied 33-33 at halftime. Rutgers trailed 62-61 with 1:28 to play in the second half, but only scored one field goal the rest of the way while Georgetown's Porter racked up seven points.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:49

Gasquet Paire win Montpiellier semifinals

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet advanced to the finals of the Open Sud de France Saturday by topping Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in three sets.

Gasquet triumphed 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 and will meet his eighth-seeded countryman Benoit Paire in Sunday's championship match.

Gasquet improved to 13-1 for the year and will be playing for his second title of the season when he squares off against the 23-year-old Paire.

Paire also needed three sets to make the finals. He rallied after losing the first set and prevailed over Michael Llodra of France 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Paire scored 17 aces Saturday and broke Llodra's serve four times.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:51

NHL Tampa Bay at Boston ppd snow

BOSTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A scheduled game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins was postponed Saturday due to a blizzard in New England, the NHL said.

"Although both clubs and the assigned on-ice officials are in Boston, travel conditions remain too hazardous for fans, security personnel and TD Garden staff to get to the arena," the league said in a release.

A make-up date was not immediately determined.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:54

Cilic reaches Zagreb Indoor finals again

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic advanced to the finals of the Zagreb Indoor in his home country of Croatia Saturday with a three-set win over defending champion Mikhail Youzhny.

The top-seeded Cilic will be seeking his third Zagreb title Sunday when he battles No. 4 seed Austrian Jurgen Melzer in the finals.

Cilic, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2010, knocked off No 3 seed Youzhny 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Melzer advanced with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 win over Robin Haase of the Netherlands.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:59

Italy and US tied in Fed Cup play

RIMINI, Italy, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Varvara Lepchenko of the United States won her singles match with Roberta Vinci Saturday to deadlock the Americans' Fed Cup series with Italy at 1-1.

Lepchenko, appearing in her first Fed Cup tournament, lost her first set to Vinci but charged back to post a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory.

Earlier in the day, Sara Errani gave Italy a 1-0 lead by beating American Jamie Hampton 6-2, 6-1 in a match lasting just 62 minutes.

Sunday's reverse singles pit Lepchenko against Errani and Hampton against Vinci. Doubles play has Nastassja Burnett and Karin Knapp on the schedule for Italy, even though Errani and Vinci teamed up last month to win the Australian Open doubles competition.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 07:06

Serbia and Slovak Republic tied at Fed Cup

NIS, Serbia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Daniela Hantuchova of Serbia beat Bojana Jovanovski in Saturday's second singles match to even the Fed Cup series against the Slovak Republic 1-1.

Hantuchova knocked off Jovanovski 7-5, 6-2 to even the best-of-five series after Slovak Republic's Vesna Dolonc won by default when her opponent, Dominika Cibulkova, retired due to cramps.

Cibulkova was scheduled to play Jovanovski in Sunday's reverse singles matches.

Dolonc faces Hantuchova in singles play Sunday and is also penciled in for the Serbian doubles team along with Aleksandra Krunic.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 07:14

Czechs lead Australia 2-0 in Fed Cup

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Defending Fed Cup champions the Czech Republic jumped to a 2-0 lead over Australia Saturday with singles wins by Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova.

Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011, upended Jarmila Gajdosova in the opening match of the day 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

Safarova had a tougher time against former U.S. Open champ Samantha Stosur but prevailed 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4).

Kvitova can advance the Czechs to the next round against either Italy or the United states if she beats Stosur in the first of Sunday's reverse singles matches.

If Stosur prevails, Safarova will try to win it for the Czechs by defeating Australia's Gajdosova.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 07:27

COL BKB Missouri 98 Mississippi 79

COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Alex Oriakhi had 22 points and 18 rebounds Saturday, powering No. 20 Missouri to a 98-79 win over No. 23 Mississippi.

Phil Pressey helped out with 22 points as the Tigers (17-6, 6-4 SEC) improved to 81-4 at Mizzou Arena since its opening in 2004.

Keion Bell scored 21 points for Missouri, which ran its 2012-13 home record to 14-0.

The Rebels (18-5, 7-3) got 16 points each from Jarvis Summers and Marshall Henderson. Ladarius White contributed 13 points for Ole Miss, which has lost three of its last four games.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 07:46

NHL Philadelphia 4 Carolina 3 OT

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Danny Briere scored 1:47 into overtime Saturday, allowing the Philadelphia Flyers to pull out a 4-3 victory over Carolina.

On the winning play, Briere gained control in the slot and fired a shot to the stick side of Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. The puck banged off the post and into the net, handing the Flyers their second win over Carolina in four games.

Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek each supplied a goal and an assist while Matt Read scored a goal for Philadelphia, which took seven of eight possible points over a four-game home stand.

Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 30-of-33 shots to record the win.

Joe Corvo scored and had one assists for Carolina, which also got goals from Jiri Tlusty and Jeff Skinner as its two-game winning streak came to an end.

Ward finished with 28 stops.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:02

NHL New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 1

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Adam Henrique provided the go-ahead score and Bobby Butler added a goal and an assist Saturday in the New Jersey Devils' 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.

With the score tied 1-1 midway through the third period, Pittsburgh's Tanner Glass was whistled for hooking and Henrique notched his third goal in three games on the resulting power play, helping the Devils record their fourth consecutive win.

Butler, recalled to New Jersey from Albany of the American Hockey League Feb. 2, recorded an assist on the play for his first point as a Devil and later added an insurance goal to seal the win.

Stefan Matteau also scored, while Martin Brodeur stopped 24 shots for New Jersey.

Brandon Sutter recorded the only goal and Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 25-of-28 shots for the Penguins, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.
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