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Pacers rising...Garagiola hangs 'em up

Thursday - 2/21/2013, 4:49am  ET

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul George scored 27 points and the Indiana Pacers moved closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by routing the New York Knicks 125-91. David West adeed 18 points and nine rebounds for Indiana, which pulled within a half-game of the Knicks for second place in the East.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- James Southerland scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points and 12 assists, and eighth-ranked Syracuse pounded Providence 84-59. The victory moves Syracuse into a first-place tie with Georgetown and Marquette in the Big East standings.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The longest-tenured coach in the NHL is looking for work. The Buffalo Sabres fired Lindy Ruff, who had been their coach since 1997 and is the franchise's winningest coach, and are going with Ron Rolston on an interim basis for the rest of the season.

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- The opening round of the Match Play championship was snowed out at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz., after the area was blanketed by a couple inches of snow. Organizers are hoping to get in the first two rounds on Thursday, weather permitting.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Joe Garagiola (guh-rah-JEE'-oh-lah), the ballplayer-turned-announcer who was honored by the Hall of Fame for his on-air work, is ending his broadcast career after nearly six decades. The 87-year-old Garagiola says he's retiring as a part-time television analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks where he has worked the past 15 years.

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