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Marquette's Hank Raymonds dies

Milwaukee -- Henry "Hank" Raymonds, the fourth-winningest coach in Marquette University basketball history, died Monday at 86, the school said. He had cancer.

He racked up 126 wins as men's basketball coach at the school, and before that was Al McGuire's top assistant on the Golden Eagles' NCAA championship run in 1977.

Beloved for his loyalty to his former players, Raymonds was a familiar face for nearly a half-century on the school's downtown Milwaukee campus, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

COL BKB: Florida 67, American 48

Washington -- Erving Walker hit four 3-pointers en route to 16 points Sunday, powering No. 16 Florida to a 67-48 victory over American University.

Chandler Parsons chipped in 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Gators (6-2).

Florida allowed American to pull within 50-42 with just over 8 minutes on the clock, but Parsons responded by pulling down an offensive rebound, drawing a foul and hitting the first of two free throws.

He missed the second shot but grabbed his own rebound and put it back in for a 2-pointer, giving Florida a double-digit lead again.

Alex Tyus scored 14 points and Vernon Macklin added 12 more for the victors.

Troy Brewer led the Eagles (5-3) with 17 points.

NBA: Oklahoma City 114, Golden State 109

Oklahoma City -- Kevin Durant pumped in 28 points for Oklahoma City and the Thunder survived a late scare Sunday for a 114-109 decision over Golden State.

Durant returned after missing a pair of games with a knee injury and made an immediate impact, going 11-of-12 from the free-throw line and grabbing seven rebounds.

Reggie Williams canned a basket with 7 seconds remaining to pull the Warriors within three at 112-109. But Durant then sank a clutch pair of free throws after drawing a foul from Stephen Curry to ice the contest.

Russell Westbrook added 19 points and distributed 13 assists as the Thunder won for the third time in four games.

NBA: New York 116, Toronto 99

Toronto -- Amare Stoudemire scored 31 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Sunday, helping the New York Knicks win their seventh straight road game, 116-99 over Toronto.

Wilson Chandler chipped in with 21 points and Raymond Felton added 18 points and eight assists as the Knicks continued their longest road winning streak since the 1994-95 season.

Landry Fields connected for a basket 9:44 into the game, giving New York the lead for good at 10-8 and sparking a 17-2 run that featured a pair of Stoudmire slam dunks.

The Knicks led 60-50 at halftime and cruised the rest of the way.

Fields ended up posting 15 points and 10 boards for the victors.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

Uniondale, N.Y. -- Danny Briere found the net late in the third period Sunday, boosting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 decision over the New York Islanders.

Scott Hartnell made a cross-ice pass from the left halfboards to Briere, who received the puck in the high slot and unleashed a wrist shot to the glove side of Dwayne Roloson and into the net for the go-ahead tally with less than 6 minutes remaining in regulation.

Andreas Nodl and Matt Carle also scored for the Flyers and Andrej Meszaros contributed a pair of assists from the victors.

Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 28 shots in Philadelphia's win.

The hapless Islanders, who lost for the sixteenth time in 17 games, got goals from P.A. Parenteau and Frans Nielsen in their latest defeat.

NFL: Jacksonville 17, Tennessee 6

Nashville -- Maurice Jones-Drew racked up 186 rushing yards and Jacksonville yielded only 220 total yards Sunday in the Jaguars' 17-6 victory over Tennessee.

David Garrard went 14-of-19 through the air for 126 yards and Rashad Jennings scored a touchdown among his 10 carries for the Jaguars (7-5), who entered the contest one game behind Indianapolis atop the AFC South standings.

The Titans (5-7) couldn't do much against the stingy Jacksonville defense, which held Tennessee to only 11 first downs on the day and picked off Kerry Collins twice.

Collins finished 14-of-32 passing for 169 yards as the Titans went down to defeat for the fifth straight time.

Rob Bironas booted a pair of second-half field goals in the setback.

NFL: Kansas City 10, Denver 6

Kansas City, Mo. -- Matt Cassel connected with Leonard Pope for a TD pass and the Kansas City Chiefs allowed just 86 passing yards Sunday in their 10-6 win over Denver.

Cassel (17-of-31 passing, 196 yards) found Pope on a 2-yard scoring toss in the first quarter, providing the game's only touchdown, and Matt Prater booted a pair of field goals for Kansas City (8-4), who stayed atop the AFC West with the win.

The Chiefs sacked Denver quarterback Kyle Orton four times for 31 yards of losses and yielded only five first downs through the air.

Jamaal Charles picked up 116 yards on 21 carries for the victors.

Orton was held to a mere 9-of-28 passing as Denver (3-9) lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Westwood takes 3-shot lead at Sun City

Sun City, South Africa -- World No. 1 Lee Westwood shot an 8-under-par 64 Friday to take a 3-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.

Westwood was at 12-under 132 at the Gary Player Country Club.
Ross Fisher (68) held second place at 135 .

Padraig Harrington (72), the first-round leader, shared third at 138 with Edoardo Molinari (67) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (69).

Robert Allenby, the defending champion, shot a 70 and was tied for seventh place at 4-under.

Westwood's bogey-free round included back-to-back birdies on the fifth and sixth and 14th and 15th holes.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

COL BKB: San Diego State 69, St. Mary's 55

San Diego -- Chase Tapley scored 14 points Wednesday and touched off a nine-point run that brought No. 19 San Diego State a 69-55 win over St. Mary's.

The Aztecs, unbeaten in seven games, turned a 23-19 lead into a 32-19 cushion during the latter stages of the first half. They went on to pick up their 17th straight non-conference home victory.

Malcolm Thomas added 12 points and the Aztecs blocked a season-high 10 shots.

St. Mary's was led by Rob Jones with 17 points. The Gaels won their first six of the season, but have now lost two straight.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

NHL: Anaheim 5, Florida 3

Anaheim, Calif. -- George Parros scored twice to give Anaheim an early three-goal lead Wednesday and the Ducks held on to defeat Florida 5-3.

It was the first two-goal game in a six-year career for Parros, who had scored just once this season prior to Wednesday.

Despite the early outburst for the Ducks, Florida closed within 3-2 when Steve Bernier scored on the power play 1:20 into the third. Corey Perry restored a two-goal lead for Anaheim 45 seconds later but Bernier again brought the Panthers within one with 1:07 to play.

Bobby Ryan finally clinched the victory with an empty-net goal 31 seconds from the end of the contest.