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NFL: Buffalo 13, Cleveland 6

Orchard Park, N.Y. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick hooked up with David Nelson on a 11-yard pass to provide the game's only touchdown and the Buffalo Bills edged Cleveland 13-6 Sunday.

Fitzpatrick's TD pass came early in the second quarter and Rian Lindell kicked a pair of field goals for Buffalo (3-10), which held the Browns to only 187 yards of offense and forced three turnovers.

Fitzpatrick went 14-of-23 passing for 142 yards and no interceptions and Fred Jackson rushed 29 times for 112 yards for the Bills.

Jake Delhomme completed 12-of-20 pass attempts for a mere 86 yards and was intercepted once for Cleveland (5-8).

Payton Hillis ran the ball 21 times for 108 yards and made four grabs for 10 yards but lost a pair of fumbles in the loss.

NBA: New York 129, Denver 125

New York -- Wilson Chandler's 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining gave New York the lead and the Knicks hung on Sunday to defeat Denver 129-125.

Carmelo Anthony's driving dunk with 43 seconds left produced Denver's last tie at 122-122, but Chandler's long-range bullet put the Knicks up for good and handed New York its eighth straight win.

Amare Stoudemire pumped in 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Raymond Felton chipped in with 19 points and 17 assists for the Knicks, who have posted their longest winning streak since the 1994-95 season.

Stoudemire's performance made him the first Knick to ever score 30 or more points in eight consecutive games.

NBA: Philadelphia 88, New Orleans 70

Philadelphia -- Lou Williams and Andre Iguodala teamed up to score 33 points Sunday and the Philadelphia 76ers cruised to an 88-70 victory over New Orleans.

Williams put in 17 points, Iguodala added 16 and 10 rebounds and Elton Brand chipped in with 15 points and 13 boards for the Sixers, who won for the third time on a four-game homestand.

Jrue Holiday contributed 12 points for Philadephia, which held the Hornets to a paltry 30.4 percent shooting from the floor.

New Orleans got 25 points from Chris Paul as well as nine points and eight rebounds from David West in losing for the fourth time in five games.

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COL BKB: Georgetown 89, Appalachian St. 60

Washington -- Jason Clark and Austin Freeman combined for 29 points Sunday and No. 10 Georgetown rolled to an 89-60 victory over Appalachian State.

Clark pumped in 15 points, Freeman donated 14 and Hollis Thompson and Nate Lubick each added 11 points for the Hoyas (9-1).

Georgetown jumped off to a 16-5 lead and never looked back in the one-sided affair. After the Mountaineers moved to within nine points at 41-32, the Hoyas scored the first seven points of the second half to ice the win.

Jeremi Booth and Donald Sims each popped in 14 points for Appalachian State (3-4).

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Tessa Worsley wins giant slalom squeaker

Saint Moritz, Switzerland -- Tessa Worley of France nipped surging Finn Tanja Poutianen by one 100th of a second Sunday to win the women's World Cup giant slalom event at St. Moritz Sunday.

Worley won her second consecutive giant slalom with a two-run time of 2 minutes, 10.70 seconds to Poutianen's 2:10.71 and third-place Tina Maze of Slovenia's 2:11.01.

The second-place finish for Poutianen extended her streak of podium performances that included thirds in the previous two World Cup slalom events. "The one-hundredth of a second that separated me from victory is rather annoying, but I skied a good race and I'm satisfied," she said.

Austria wins first, second in men's slalom

Val D'Isere, France -- Marcel Hirscher won his first World Cup event Sunday and fellow Austrian Benjamin Raich took second in Sunday's men's slalom at Val D'Isere in the French Alps.

Hirscher turned in a combined two-run time of 1 minute, 44.70 seconds, a fraction of a second ahead of Raich and third-place finisher Stephan Missillier of France.

Ted Ligety was the top American finisher in 25th place. Ligety and fellow Yank Will Brandenberg were in the top 15 after the first run but ran into problems during the second run on the steep Bellvarde course.

"It wasn't easy at all," said U.S. Coach Sasha Rearick. "But, Ted and Willy skied tactically smart. I'm very pleased with their skiing."

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Lynn U. soccer star killed in bridge fall

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- A star soccer player from Florida's Lynn University was killed this weekend when he and a teammate fell from a Fort Lauderdale bridge, college officials said.

Kyle Conrad, 21, of Jensen Beach died when he fell into the New River near the downtown Las Olas Entertainment complex early Saturday.
The circumstances surrounding the tragedy were not immediately known Sunday.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel said Sunday that the accident occurred less than a year after four Lynn students and two faculty members were killed in the Haiti earthquake.

Conrad spent four years on the Lynn soccer team. He was the fourth player in school history to score 100 points and was a two-time member of ESPN's academic all-America team.

Snow Fairy wins Hong Kong Cup

Hong Kong -- Snow Fairy, the British-based multiple Oaks winner, swept wide from the back of the field to win Sunday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup by a neck.

A pair of local runners, Irian and Packing Winner, finished second and third but none could stand before the 3-year-old filly who now has won Group 1 events in England, Ireland, Japan and Hong Kong.

With Ryan Moore up for trainer Ed Dunlop, Snow Fairy was held up in the second half of the 13-horse field contesting the 2,000 meters event. It was not until the leaders straightened out into the stretch run that Moore got to work on his filly and she responded sharply.

Beauty Flash wins Hong Kong Mile

Hong Kong -- Beauty Flash won a slow running of Sunday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile, holding off French representative Royal Bench at the end.

The race was thrown into a bit of confusion as the favorite, Able One, was scratched just before loading into the starting gate. Able One had suffered an eye injury earlier in the week but the late scratch was not immediately explained.

Beauty Flash, a 5-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding based in Hong Kong, had struggled here and in Japan since winning the Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile in January. In Sunday's race, jockey Gerard Mosse stayed just off a slow pace, produced his horse turning for home and seemed a clear winning in the final 100 meters.

South Africa invader wins Hong Kong Sprint

Hong Kong -- J J The Jet Plane, representing South Africa, won a tight stretch battle with Singapore's Rocket Man in Sunday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint.

In a race usually dominated by the home team, Hong Kong's favorite and last year's winner, Sacred Kingdom, could do no better than third behind the invaders.

J J The Jet Plane, with Piere Styrdom up, raced just off the early pace.
As the field straightened into the stretch, he and Rocket Man moved together toward the front and battled to the wire. The margin was a short head, with Sacred Kingdom 3/4 length farther back and the 1,200 meters was clocked in 1:08.84.