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Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:53

Nadal breezes into Vina del Mar final

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal continued to look sharp in his return from a long injury layoff Saturday with a semifinal victory at the VTR Open in Chile.

Top-seeded Nadal rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of France's Jeremy Chardy to a gain a spot in Sunday's final against unseeded Horacio Zeballos in Vina del Mar.

The Spanish superstar -- participating in his first ATP Tour event in seven months following a knee injury -- had little trouble with Chardy and now will seek to wrap up a victory in his first appearance since June.

Nadal will be seeking his 37th career clay-court title against world No. 73 Zeballos, who gained the title match with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) semifinal victory over fellow Argentine Carlos Berlocq.

It marks his first finals appearance since the 2009 event in St. Petersburg, where he fell to Serhiy Stakhovsky.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:54

NBA Philadelphia 87 Charlotte 76

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Philadelphia's Lavoy Allen hauled down 22 rebounds and added 14 points Saturday, propelling the 76ers to an 87-76 triumph over reeling Charlotte.

Jrue Holiday struck for 20 points, Spencer Hawes contributed 17 and Evan Turner had a double-double of 16 and 10 boards as the Sixers handed the Bobcats a seventh consecutive defeat.

Jeremy Pargo came off the Philadelphia bench to provide 12 points and six assists.

Ramon Sessions led Charlotte with 20 points. Byron Mullens added 16 as the Bobcats dropped a fifth consecutive meeting against Philadelphia.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 14:19

NHL Minnesota 2 Nashville 1 OT

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Devin Setoguchi fired in a power-play goal with 39 seconds left in overtime Saturday, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over Nashville.

Minnesota went on a 4-on-3 power play in the extra frame when Nashville's Paul Gaustad was given a controversial penalty for putting his hand over the puck while in the face-off circle.

The Wild capitalized when Mikko Koivu found Setoguchi with a pass in the left circle, and the Minnesota forward one-timed it past Predators goalie Chris Mason for his first goal of the season.

Cal Clutterbuck also scored and Niklas Backstrom stopped 25-of-26 shots for the Wild, who ended a three-game skid and improved to 5-2-0 at home.

Gaustad notched Nashville's only score in the first period.

Mason finished with 30 saves for the Predators, whose four-game winning streak was snapped.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 14:35

NHL Anaheim 6 St Louis 5 SO

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Nick Bonino's sixth-round shootout goal Saturday let the Anaheim Ducks pull out a wild 6-5 win over St. Louis.

The Ducks trailed 3-1 after the first period but then scored four of the next five goals to forge a 5-4 lead with less than 7 minutes left in the regulation.

The Blues, however, forced overtime with Chris Stewart scoring on a power-play with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the final frame.

St. Louis seemed to have won it with 22.2 seconds left in overtime but the goal was disallowed when the referees ruled Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth was prevented from making the save by a player in the crease.

That set up a shootout in which both Chris Perry and Ryan Getzlaff extended the tiebreaker with clutch scores before Bonino won it with a shot through the pads of Brian Elliott.

Bobby Ryan finished with two goals and two assists, Teemu Selanne added a tally with three assists and Fasth made 26 stops as the Ducks improved to 8-2-1 on the season.

Alex Steen and Stewart each registered a goal and two assists for the Blues. Elliott turned aside 18 shots.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 14:50

NBA Dallas 116 Golden State 91

DALLAS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Shawn Marion poured in 26 points Saturday and Dallas used a fast start to humble Golden State 116-91, handing the Warriors a fourth straight loss.

Marion also grabbed 11 rebounds and O.J. Mayo scored 19 points for the Mavericks, who led by 26 points at halftime and rolled to a second consecutive victory.

Darren Collison (18 points, eight assists) and Elton Brand (11 points, 11 rebounds) also made big contributions for Dallas in the win.

Stephen Curry was held to 18 points on 8-of-23 shooting from the field for the struggling Warriors.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 14:52

COL BKB UNLV 64 New Mexico 55

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Anthony Bennett turned in a versatile performance with 17 points and 12 rebounds Saturday in Nevada-Las Vegas' 64-55 win over No. 15 New Mexico.

Bennett also provided three blocks and two steals for the Rebels (18-6, 5-4 MWC), who evened their season's series with the Lobos after a January loss in Albuquerque.

Bryce Dejean-Jones helped out with 16 points, nine boards and two blocks. Katin Reinhardt also netted 16 points on four 3-pointers for UNLV.

New Mexico (20-4, 7-2) saw its three-game winning streak broken despite 17 points and 16 rebounds from Alex Kirk. The Lobos' Cameron Bairstow contributed 13 points.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 14:53

COL BKB Gonzaga 74 Loyola Marymount 55

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos provided 20 points apiece Saturday and sixth-ranked Gonzaga cruised to a sixth straight win, 74-55 over Loyola Marymount.

The pair combined to go 14-of-19 from the field and Pangos nailed four 3-pointers in the winning effort, which saw the Bulldogs (23-2, 10-0 WCC) defeat the Lions at home for the 23rd straight time.

Gonzaga's Elias Harris recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Loyola (8-16, 1-10) managed only 29.8 percent shooting from the field in dropping its eighth straight overall.

Anthony Ireland paced the Lions with a game-high 30 points.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 15:04

NBA Detroit 105 Milwaukee 100

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Charlie Villanueva's clutch 3-pointer as time was winding down Saturday helped boost the Detroit Pistons to a 105-100 win over Milwaukee.

The key shot with 9.7 seconds left gave the Pistons the cushion they would need as the Bucks' Brandon Jennings missed a potential score-tying trey with 3 seconds left.

Rodney Stuckey iced the victory with two free throws, securing Detroit's second consecutive win.

Jose Calderon provided 23 points, Stuckey finished with 19 and Villanueva contributed 18 for the Pistons.

Jennings led Milwaukee with 26 points and seven assists.

Ersan Ilyasova (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Samuel Dalembert (14, 12) also had good games but couldn't prevent the Bucks' third straight defeat.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 16:09

COL BKB Notre Dame 104 LVille 101 5OT

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Eric Atkins' layup in the fifth overtime put Notre Dame ahead to stay Saturday and the Fighting Irish outlasted No. 12 Louisville 104-101 in a marathon affair.

Atkins' basket with 1:44 to play in the fifth extra period put Notre Dame (19-5, 7-4 Big East) ahead 102-100 and the junior guard added a free throw with 19 seconds remaining to help seal the longest game in Big East Conference history.

Atkins finished with 14 points and five rebounds. Jerian Grant added 19 points and six helpers before fouling out as the Irish bounced back from a Monday loss to Syracuse.

Garrick Sherman (17 points), Pat Connaughton (16, 14 boards, seven assists) and Cameron Biedscheid (14 points) also played key roles for Notre Dame in just the fifth Division I game to reach five overtimes since 1996-97.

Chane Behanan provided 30 points and 14 rebounds for the Cardinals (19-5, 7-4), whose three game-winning streak was snapped.

Luke Hancock put in 22 points and Russ Smith supplied 21 and 10 rebounds in Louisville's epic loss.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 16:10

COL BKB Illinois State 75 Creighton 72

OMAHA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Johnny Hill connected on a pair of foul shots with 11 seconds remaining Saturday, securing Illinois State's 75-72 upending of No. 13 Creighton.

Hill's key free throws gave him 19 points to go with seven rebounds. Tyler Brown provided 27 points for the Redbirds (15-10, 6-7 MVC).

Jackie Carmichael also reached double figures with 16 points and collected six rebounds in Illinois State's third straight victory.

The Bluejays (20-5, 9-4), meanwhile, lost for the second consecutive time despite 24 points and 13 boards from Doug McDermott.

Creighton couldn't find the range from outside, hitting just four of its 23 attempts from 3-point range.

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