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NHL: Minnesota 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)

Los Angeles -- Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 2:50 into overtime Saturday, handing the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

With Drew Doughty off on an interference call, the Wild went on a 4-on-3 power play. Patrick O'Sullivan got the puck behind the net and whipped a pass to Burns in the high slot, who fired a shot past Jonathan Quick for the game-winner.

Cal Clutterbuck and Mikko Koivu got the other goals for Minnesota and Jose Theodore stopped 24-of-26 shots in a physical, penalty-filled game.

Dustin Brown and Ryan Smith got the markers for the Kings, who lost for the first time on a four-game home stand.

Quick turned aside 18-of-21 shots in the setback.

NHL: Phoenix 5, Dallas 2

Glendale, Ariz. -- Shane Doan scored two first-period goals Saturday, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-2 win over Dallas.

After Ray Whitney had given Phoenix a quick 1-0 lead 6 minutes into the game, Eric Belander intercepted a Dallas pass at center ice and found Doan streaking down the left side. The Phoenix captain then unleashed a wrist shot to make it 2-0.

Doan scored again with 13 seconds left in the frame on a power play for a three-goal advantage.

Keith Yandle added a goal and a pair of assists, Lauri Korpikoski also scored and Ilya Bryzgalov made 33 saves in the victory.

The Stars, who lost for the third time in four games, got goals from James Neal and Loui Eriksson.

Auburn's Cam Newton wins Heisman Trophy

New York -- University of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton won the 2010 Heisman Trophy as expected Saturday despite off-field controversy.

Newton, a junior, won the accolade over Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Oregon running back LaMichael James and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore.

Newton overcame the furor created by an NCAA investigation of the activities of his father, who was accused of shopping his son to Mississippi State in a pay-for-play scheme.

Newton became the third Auburn player to win the Heisman, joining Bo Jackson in 1985 and Pat Sullivan in 1971.

The signal-caller has guided the Tigers (13-0) into the BCS national title game after winning the Southeastern Conference championship.

NBA: Chicago 113, Minnesota 82

Chicago -- Derrick Rose's 21 points led a balanced Chicago attack Saturday that sent Minnesota to a 113-82 defeat.

Besides Rose's production, the Bulls got 19 points from Luol Deng, 17 from Carlos Boozer, and 12 apiece from Tax Gibson and Kyle Korver.

Chicago led by as many as 34 points en route to its fifth straight win.

The Timberwolves got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Kevin Love but still fell to 1-12 on the road this season and lost for the ninth time in their last 11 games overall.

Michael Beasley contributed 16 points..

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NHL: Carolina 2, St. Louis 1 (SO)

St. Louis -- Jussi Jokinen's shootout goal allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to post just their third win in 10 games Saturday, 2-1 over St. Louis.

Jokinen got the only tally of the shootout, faking a forehand before moving to his backhand and putting the game-winner under the crossbar past Jaroslav Halak.

Brandon Sutter got Carolina's only regulation tally and Cam Ward turned aside 38-of-39 shots to earn the victory.

The Blues got their lone goal from Alex Pietrangelo. Halak made 28 saves as St. Louis lost for the sixth time in eight games.

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NBA: Dallas 103, Utah 97

Dallas -- Jason Terry hit a 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds left Saturday, handing Dallas its 12th straight win, a 103-97 victory over Utah.

Terry finished with 14 points for Dallas, which almost wasted a 25-point lead before hanging on to improve to 19-4, the second-best record in the NBA.

The Mavericks got 31 points and 15 rebounds from Dirk Nowitzki, who connected on 10-of-12 shots from the field. DeShawn Stevenson contributed 17 points and Caron Butler had 16.

The Jazz offense was keyed by Deron Williams' game-high 34 points.
Paul Millsap scored 16 points and Ronnie Price had 14 for Utah, which lost its first road game in seven outings.

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NHL: Columbus 3, New York Rangers 1

Columbus, Ohio -- Rick Nash scored two third-period goals Saturday, propelling the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Nash single-handedly won the game for Columbus in the final frame, putting the Blue Jackets ahead for good at 2-1 with 5:09 remaining on a wrist shot from a severe angle to the left of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

He beat Lundqvist again less than 4 minutes later, catching him with a backhander as he was leaving the ice for an extra attacker.

Antoine Vermette added a tally and Steve Mason stopped 32 shots for Columbus, which won for just the second time in eight games.

Marc Staal scored the only New York goal and Lundqvist let in three goals on 23 shots.

NHL: Nashville 3, Florida 0

Nashville -- Anders Lindback earned the first shutout of his career Saturday, turning aside 22 shots to carry the Nashville Predators to a 3-0 win over Florida.

Lindback got 10 of his saves in a busy third period as the Panthers struggled to get back into the game. Instead, the goalie backstopped the Predators to their fifth win in six games.

Ryan Suter scored 1:14 into the game to give Nashville all the offense it would need. Shea Weber and Joel Ward also scored.

Florida's Tomas Vokoun turned aside 24-of-26 shots.

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NBA: Houston 110, Cleveland 95

Houston -- The Houston Rockets rode Kevin Martin's season-high 40 points to a 110-95 victory over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday.

Martin missed just seven of his 19 shots from the field and only one of his 14 free-throw attempts.

The Rockets also were aided by Luis Scola's 14 points and 14 rebounds, and 16 points by reserve Chase Budinger.

Cleveland, which lost its seventh straight, was led by Antawn Jamison's season-high 24 points.

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Kaymer, McDowell tie for golf honor

Virginia Water, England -- Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell, who each won a major tournament this year, will share the 2010 golfer of the year honor, the European Tour announced Tuesday.

Kaymer won the PGA Championship and three other tournaments and McDowell had the U.S. Open among this three 2010 titles in tying in a vote of a media panel that decided the player of the year award. It is the first time that the award, first given in 1985, has co-winners.

McDowell, ranked No. 7 in the world, became the first European winner of the U.S. Open since 1970 when he was the only player to end up par or better -- he shot an even par 284 -- and topped Gregory Havret by one stroke.