Hurricanes lead the way
UNDATED (AP) — One of the surprise teams of the year in college basketball tops the schedule today as No. 2 Miami is at Wake Forest. The 'Canes, who are coached by former George Mason bench boss Jim Larranaga, are 22-3 on the year. This is his second season with Miami. A year ago Larranaga, who led Mason to the Final Four in 2006, racked up a record of 20-13. The Hurricanes top the ACC with wins in all 13 of their games. Wake is 4-9 in league play and 11-14 overall.
In other afternoon games today involving ranked schools, No. 8 Syracuse is playing host to No. 11 Georgetown, ninth-ranked Kansas is playing host to TCU and tenth-ranked Louisville is home to Seton Hall.
Heat and Clippers lead the way
UNDATED (AP) — Seven games are on tap in the NBA this evening. Two of the top teams are in action as the Heat face the 76ers in Philadelphia and the Clippers are home to Utah.
In the Eastern Conference Miami is tops with a record of 38-14, while the Clippers are third in the West with 39 wins and 18 defeats. The Heat are looking for their tenth straight win.
Other games on the schedule are Cleveland at Orlando, Washington at home to Houston, Denver at Charlotte, the Pistons at home to the Pacers and the Hawks at Milwaukee.
Matinee play on ice
UNDATED (AP) — There are four games being played in the NHL this afternoon. Atlantic Division leading New Jersey is skating against the Capitals. The Devils start the day with 24 points, tied with the Penguins in the Atlantic standings. Points-wise the Capitals remain at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with just 11.
The remaining day games have Winnipeg playing at Philadelphia, the Oilers home to Phoenix and Colorado is in Los Angeles.
Former Notre Dame star hits the spotlight in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-oh) will be center stage at the NFL Combine today in Indianapolis. The former Notre Dame linebacker has taken a lot of credibility hits since news of his phony internet girlfriend broke.
Today is the third day of college stars working out for NFL coaches, scouts and administrators.
Round 3 of Match Play
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Watson is among seven Americans still in contention at the Match Play Championship in Arizona, and he's also the only top-10 seed remaining. The eighth-seeded Watson played yesterday's longest match, needing 22 holes to beat fellow American Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) and advance to the third round.
The day included losses by third seed Luke Donald, No. 4 Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST'-hy-zen) and No. 5 Justin Rose. American Scott Piercy knocked out Donald 7 and 6, Robert Garrigus of the U.S. ousted Ooshuizen 3 and 2 and Nicolas Colsaerts beat Rose 4 and 2.
Today's schedule began with Garrigus against Fredik Jacobson and Steve Stricker versus Piercy in the lone all-American matchup. Watson battles Australian Jason Day.
Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn hits 70 to lead by 3 strokes after 3rd round of LPGA Thailand
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 2-under 70 Saturday to lead by three strokes after the third round of the LPGA Thailand despite finishing with two bogeys.
Last year's top-ranked amateur, Ariya holed seven birdies — including five straight from No. 10 onward — for an 11-under 205 total at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course.
Next were Stacy Lewis (76), Se Ri Pak (71) and Beatriz Recari (72), one shot ahead of Inbee Park (71). Lewis, the third-ranked American, finished with three bogeys to lose her three-stroke lead after the second round.
Defending champion Yani Tseng, the No. 1 player in the world, shot a 72 for a share of 24th place.