Sports Digest

SPORTS DIGEST

November 15, 2005

Pro basketball

Grizzlies topple Lakers, 85-73

Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Memphis Grizzlies to an 85-73 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Eddie Jones added 16 points for the Grizzlies and Mike Miller had 13 before being helped to the locker room with just under two minutes left after banging his right knee while scrambling on the floor for the ball. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 18 points. Bryant, 7-for-18 from the field, turned in his second low-scoring performance after scoring 17 points Friday against Philadelphia.

Knicks 73, Jazz 62 -- Jamal Crawford scored 20 points and visiting New York held Utah scoreless for almost 9 1/2 minutes in the third quarter while pulling ahead for its second straight win.

Warriors 100, Bulls 82 -- Jason Richardson scored a season-high 32 points as host Golden State triumphed.

Wizards -- Guard Gilbert Arenas won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award after averaging a league-high 31 points over three games Nov. 7 through Sunday. In other team news, the Wizards assigned center Peter John Ramos to the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA's D-League.

Hockey

Lightning halts 6-game losing streak

Vinny Prospal had three goals and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning end a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Islanders 3, Penguins 2 -- Jason Blake, New York's ninth shooter of an extended shootout, nearly lost the puck but recovered to steer a shot past Jocelyn Thibault and give the visiting Islanders a victory.

Oilers 5, Avalanche 2 -- Chris Pronger scored his first goal for visiting Edmonton to help Oilers goalie Mike Morrison win his first career start.

Flames 3, Wild 2 -- Jarome Iginla scored a power-play goal with 1:07 left to give host Calgary its seventh straight victory.

Canadiens -- High-scoring Alexei Kovalev is expected to miss three to four weeks after he has knee surgery.

Kings -- Left wing Ken Belanger, signed to a one-year deal in September, has informed the Kings that he is retiring, the team said.

Lightning -- Right wing Martin St. Louis is expected to miss two to four weeks with a broken bone in his left hand.

Pro football

Bears' Miller, Kreutz admit to fight

Chicago Bears teammates Fred Miller and Olin Kreutz admitted they were in a fight last week in which Kreutz broke Miller's jaw. Miller needed surgery last week after initially saying he hurt his jaw in a fall at his home. He missed Sunday's game against the 49ers. He also will be sidelined this Sunday when Carolina visits Soldier Field. Also, top Bears draft pick Cedric Benson sprained a ligament in his right knee during Sunday's game against the 49ers and will be out an undetermined amount of time.

Panthers -- John Fox apologized to Jets coach Herman Edwards for comments Carolina cornerback Ken Lucas made about the Jets quitting during the Panthers' 30-3 victory.

College football

Hopkins to face Thiel in playoffs

Centennial Conference champion Johns Hopkins will face Thiel (Pa.) College in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in the Blue Jays' first appearance in the tournament. The Tomcats (10-0) also are making their first appearance in the NCAA playoffs and will host the Blue Jays on Saturday at noon.

Swimming

Peirsol, Hoff named top athletes

Aaron Peirsol and Katie Hoff were selected athletes of the year at the Golden Goggle Awards in New York, USA Swimming's annual gala honoring the top swimming performances of 2005. Hoff, 16, of Towson was selected the top female swimmer. Like Peirsol, she won three golds at the world championships, one as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay team.

Golf

Jacobsen wins Golf Skills Challenge

Peter Jacobsen won the ADT Golf Skills Challenge for the third time, finishing with $172,500 to hold off Fred Funk at Trump International in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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