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Sports Roundup: NFL Honors; College, Pro B-Ball, NHL Scores; Mickelson Leads

By: AP
By: AP
Phil Mickelson

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(AP) -- Continuing the rash of upsets of teams parked atop The Associated Press basketball rankings, Michigan is the latest to stumble. The third-ranked Indiana Hoosiers did the trick, upsetting the Wolverines 81-73.
Cody Zeller scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE'-poh) had 15 in, leading the Hoosiers to the victory that might regain them the top spot in the new AP rankings.
It's the third time in school history that the Hoosiers have beaten the No. 1 team at home, and the first time they've done it in back-to-back seasons. The win gives Indiana a five-game winning streak, sole possession of the Big Ten lead and likely the top spot in the country again when Monday's rankings come out.

Elsewhere around the Top 25:
---- Kansas, the second-ranked team in the AP poll, was upset by Oklahoma State 85-80. The loss drops the Jayhawks to 19-2 and 7-1 in the Big 12. Markel Brown Smart led Oklahoma State with 28 points, while Ben McLemore had 23 for Kansas.
-- Erik Murphy scored 19 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field in helping No. 4 Florida beat 16th-ranked Mississippi 78-64.
-- Fifth-ranked Duke raced out to an 18-2 lead and cruised to a 79-60 victory over defending ACC champion Florida State. Seth Curry was high man for the Blue Devils with 21 points while teammate Quinn Cook chipped in with 18 points. It is Duke's 19th win in 21 games this season.
-- Sixth-ranked Syracuse has lost back to back for the first time in nearly two years. The Orange dropped a 65-55 decision at Pittsburgh, falling to 18-3. The Panthers improve to 13-1 against teams ranked in the Top 10 since the Petersen Events Center opened a decade ago. Pitt is 18-5 on the season.
-- Ninth-ranked Butler bounced back from a loss earlier in the week to beast Rhode Island, 75-68. Rotnei (RAHT'-nee) Clarke scored 23 points and Roosevelt Jones added 18 for the Bulldogs.
-- Justin Cobbs made an 18-foot jumper with 1:35 remaining then added a pair of free throws and California hung on to beat No. 10 Oregon 58-54. That's the Ducks' second straight loss to an unranked team this week.
-- Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 21 points and No. 11 Ohio State held off a late Nebraska surge for a 63-56 victory.
-- Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to help No. 14 Miami edge No. 19 North Carolina State 79-78. Durand Scott led Miami with 18 points and Julian Gamble added 16 to help the Hurricanes win their ninth straight game.
-- Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa beat No. 15 Wichita State 57-52, sending the Shockers to their first losing streak of the season.
-- Earnest Ross scored 23 points in his first game against his old school and No. 17 Missouri hammered Auburn 91-77. Ross played two seasons for Auburn, leading the team with 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Keion Bell had a game-high 24 points for the winners, who improve to 16-5.
----Angel Rodriguez hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining to give No. 18 Kansas State a 52-50 victory over Oklahoma.
-- Chad Adams hit two 3-pointers during a key second-half run to spur No. 20 New Mexico to a 75-62 victory over Nevada.
-- Creighton improves to 20-3 with a 75-58 victory over Bradley. Doug McDermott's 25 points led the 21st-ranked Blue Jays, who have won 20 games for the 14th time in 15 seasons.
-- Michael Lyons scored 20 points and Air Force shot down 22nd-ranked San Diego State 70-67. The Aztecs got 25 points and 10 rebounds from star guard Jamal Franklin, but still drop to 16-5.
-- No. 24 Cincinnati blew most of a 20-point second-half lead before settling for a 65-59 victory over Seton Hall. Sean Kilpatrick led the Bearcats to their 18th win in 22 games with a 21-point performance.

(AP) -- The New York Knicks invited 150 children, their families and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. -- and then put on quite a show for their special guests at Madison Square Garden.
Amare Stoudemire (ah-MAR'-ay STOW'-duh-my-ur) was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, and the Knicks unleashed a 38-4 run on Sacramento in the first half and clobbered the Kings 120-81 for their fourth straight victory.
The Knicks actually trailed by 10 when Stoudemire entered in the first quarter. New York then went on to challenge the franchise-record victory margin of 48 points and kept alive Mike Woodson's chances of coaching the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
The Knicks didn't even need much from leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, who matched his season low with nine points.

In the rest of the NBA:
-- Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle in the first half of the San Antonio Spurs' 96-86 victory over the Washington Wizards. The severity of the injuries is not known, but Duncan did not return to the bench after being helped off the court. Tony Parker scored 19 points, Danny Green added 15 and Tiago Splitter had 12 for San Antonio, which has won 18 straight at home.
-- Kyrie Irving scored 35 points, including 13 in the final 2:52, as the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-110. Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant scored 32 points but left briefly in the third quarter with an apparent back injury.
---- Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the short-handed Chicago Bulls used their stifling defense to shut down the Atlanta Hawks, 93-76. Taj Gibson had 19 points and matched his career high with 18 rebounds.
-- Dante Cunningham scored a season-high 18 points, Nikola Pekovic added 14 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 115-86 to stop their six-game losing streak.
-- James Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Houston Rockets' 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
---- Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Brandon Jennings had 20 as the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Orlando Magic their ninth straight loss, 107-98.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson's sensational season following major knee surgery has earned him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Peterson also won Offensive Player of the Year.
The Minnesota Vikings running back finished with 2,019 yards--just 9 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's rushing record. Peterson beat out Peyton Manning, who in his first season as Denver's quarterback contended for a fifth MVP trophy. Manning's four are a record.
Peterson received 30 1-2 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning got the other 19 1-2 votes

In other honors:
-- Bruce Arians wins 2012 AP Coach of the Year award for role with Colts. He took over when Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia. He's the first interim coach to win. He parlayed that success into getting the head coaching job at Arizona.
-- Peyton Manning's stunning return from four neck surgeries has netted him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
-- Houston Texans end J.J. Watt wins 2012 AP Defensive Player of the Year award. He got 49 of 50 votes.
-- Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III wins AP 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
----Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (KOOCH'-lee) wins 2012 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

Hall of Famers announced
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The class of 2013 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is comprised of six former players and a coach. The players are Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Warren Saap, Jonathan Ogden and Dave Robinson. The coach is Bill Parcells. Culp and Robinson were senior selections.
Five players were eliminated in the final vote: Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan (STRAY'-han) and Aeneas (ah-NEE'-uhs) Williams.
Earlier in the day, the selection committee eliminated Tim Brown, Kevin Greene, Will Shields and former owners Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Art Modell.
The induction ceremony in the Canton, Ohio, shrine will take place Aug. 3.

(AP) -- Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz (KOO'-nihts) each had a goal and two assists while helping Pittsburgh blow out visiting New Jersey 5-1. The Penguins outshot the Devils 30-16 in notching their first home win of the season. Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo netted his first NHL goal.
The Penguins try to finish their own Super Bowl weekend party when they travel to Washington Sunday to play the Capitals in a matinee.

Also on the ice:
-- Chris Bourque (bork) scored his first goal with the Bruins and Boston held on to edge the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0.
-- Claude Giroux (ZHEHR'-roo) and Danny Briere (bree-AYR') each had a goal and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3.
-- Artem Anisimov (ah-NEE'-sih-mawf) scored twice in the second period, and Steve Mason stopped 32 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit Red Wings 4-2.
-- Rick Nash scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period and the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.
-- Rene Bourque (reh-NAY' BOHRK') and David Desharnais (day-hahr-NAY') each scored a pair of goals and Lars Eller had a goal and two assists to lead Montreal to a 6-1 thrashing of the visiting Buffalo Sabres. Casey Price had 30 saves to raise his record to 5-1-0 between the pipes this season.
-- P.A. Parenteau and Jamie McGinn scored goals 2 minutes, 43 seconds apart in the second period and the Colorado rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1. Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves for Colorado, which remained unbeaten in three home games.
-- Mike Smith stopped 17 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes were at their tight-checking best in a 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars
--The league-leading Sharks are looking to remain the NHL's only unbeaten team as they are playing Nashville tonight. San Jose is 7-0-0.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson shot a third round 7-under-64 to finish 54 holes on top of the leaderboard at the PGA's Phoenix Open. He stands 24-under par, six shots in front of Brandt Snedeker (SNEH'-deh-kur) and eight shots in front of Padraig Harrington and Ryan Moore.
Mickelson's rounds this week have been 60, 65 and now 64.

TENNIS-DAVIS CUP
Bryan brothers upset; US lead cut
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Brazil's doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset the top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and kept the United States from clinching the first-round Davis Cup match.
The Bryan brothers have been the most successful doubles duo in Davis Cup history, with a record 20 wins and only two losses when playing together. But Melo and Soares beat the U.S. duo for the third time in four meetings overall.
Sam Querrey and John Isner play reverse singles are scheduled for Sunday. If either wins, the U.S. advances.


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