Sunday, January 11, 2004

Sports digest

Thornton's OT goal tops Detroit for Bruins

The Enquirer and wire reports

Joe Thornton scored with 2:30 left in overtime to lead Boston past Detroit 2-1 for its third straight win. It was Boston's second win over the NHL Western Conference-leading Wings in four days.

• Canadiens 8, Penguins 0: Sheldon Souray set a Montreal single-game record for points by a defenseman with a goal and five assists; Michael Ryder had two goals and two assists.

• Avalanche 4, Stars 2: Alex Tanguay scored two of Colorado's three power-play goals in the second period.

• Rangers 3, Islanders 2: Eric Lindros' goal and assist sparked a three-goal first-period spurt.

• Sharks 5, Thrashers 2: Evgeni Nabokov made 31 saves to earn his 100th career win, and San Jose scored three first-period goals to hand Atlanta its sixth straight defeat.

• Oilers 3, Flyers 0: Tommy Salo stopped 26 shots for his 35th career shutout and 200th NHL win.

• Devils 1, Leafs 0: Martin Brodeur made 25 saves for his league-leading ninth shutout of the season, and Brian Gionta scored.

• Predators 3, Blues 1: Jordin Tootoo scored a power-play goal and had an assist for his first multipoint NHL game. Chris Mason made 26 saves for his second victory in as many starts.

AHL DUCKS WIN: Chris Kunitz and Keith Aucoin each had two goals to lead the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Wolves at Rosemont, Ill.

Cam Severson also scored for the Ducks, who have won three in a row after going winless in their previous five games (0-3-1-1). Chris Armstrong and Cory Pecker chipped in with a pair of assists each. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 29 of the 32 shots to even his record at 13-13-3.

Anaheim recalled center Tony Martensson.

ECHL CYCLONES WIN: Tyler Masters stopped 31 of 33 shots to backstop Cincinnati to a 5-2 victory over Wheeling at U.S. Bank Arena. Mike Hanson, Jade Galbraith, Garrett Prosofsky, Ryan Brindley and Tyler Deis scored for the Cyclones.

CCHA MIAMI WINS: Senior forward Greg Hogeboom scored twice, including the winner, as the No. 14 RedHawks (12-8-2, 9-4-1 CCHA) posted a 3-2 victory over Northern Michigan (10-9-1, 8-8-0 CCHA). The victory snapped a 12-game losing streak in Marquette, Mich., dating to Miami's only other win at NMU on Nov. 14, 1981.

Miami and Michigan - which swept Ohio State this weekend - are tied for first.

CCHA AT GARDENS: Tickets for the Miami-Notre Dame CCHA game Feb. 7 at 5:05 p.m. in Cincinnati Gardens are on sale. Tickets are $15, $12, $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. The Mighty Ducks will play Grand Rapids in AHL action after the CCHA game. A separate admission is required.

Horse racing

TURFWAY PARK: Saratoga Humor won the $50,000 Wishing Well Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths over favorite Emily Ring. The victory was one of four on the card for jockey Rafael Bejarano.

FUNNY CIDE UP: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide won an allowance race by 5 lengths at Gulfstream Park, the gelding's first race since finishing ninth in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

College football

SHRINE GAME: UNLV's Larry Croom scored two touchdowns, and UCLA linebacker Brandon Chillar returned an interception 56 yards for a score in the West's 28-7 victory. After Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel fumbled on the East's opening drive, Croom scored first.

San Jose State's Neil Parry, who returned to football this season after part of his leg was amputated three years ago, played on special teams - and he made his first tackle since his comeback.

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Bearcats strangle Blue Demons
Daugherty: Whaley learning hard way
Xavier's title defense begins vs. upstart URI
Wildcats dominate post, Vandy
Azubuike gets more aggressive, more results
Rebounding serves MU well
Cardinals more than weary Bulls can handle
Buckeyes suffer from dismal shooting
Stanford remains unbeaten
NKU stuns top-ranked So. Indiana

Pats kick Titans to the curb
Panthers edge Rams in OT thriller
Offensive prowess puts Colts, Chiefs defense in hot seat
Eagles face strong Packers' offensive line
Green, Coughlin want new successes
'Football family' reveling in its greatest season

Sunderman leads Bobcats past Pandas
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