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Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to be announced
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL Championship game, better known as the Super Bowl, will finally be played tomorrow. On tap today in New York, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce the class of 2014 for the Canton, Ohio, shrine this evening. Among this year's finalists are Morton Anderson, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Tony Dungy, Ray Guy, Andre Reed and Michael Strahan (STRAY'-han).
Stern out, Silver in, the games go on
UNDATED (AP) -- A lot has changed in the NBA since David Stern took over as commissioner 30 years ago today. He has led the league from one that couldn't get its championship games televised live to one that has world-wide appeal. Stern stepped down today as commissioner, to be replaced by assistant Adam Silver.
The Saturday schedule features 12 games, all taking place this evening. The Indiana Pacers will attempt to get back on the winning track after losing just their second home game of the season Thursday night. The Pacers are home this evening to the Brooklyn Nets.
Oklahoma City is the top team in the league, record-wise, at 38-10 following last night's 120-95 victory over Brooklyn. This evening the Thunder stay on the road with a game in Washington against the Wizards. The Thunder are trying for their 11th straight victory, although superstar All-Star Kevin Durant had his streak of scoring at least 30 points in 12 straight games end last night. Durant scored 26 in 30 minutes last night before sitting out the entire fourth quarter of the rout in Brooklyn.
The team trying to catch the Thunder in the Northwest Division, Portland, is back in action tonight with a home game against Toronto, the first-place club in the Atlantic.
The rest of tonight's card has Atlanta home to Minnesota, the 76ers at Detroit, Houston playing host to Cleveland, the Bucks at Memphis, New Orleans home to Chicago, the Kings in San Antonio to play the Spurs, New York's Knicks home to Miami, Charlotte at Phoenix and Utah in L.A. against the Clippers.
Bynum lands in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers have added some size and experience to their roster by signing free agent center Andrew Bynum for the rest of the season. Bynum has played only 24 games since the 2011-12 season ended. He played with Cleveland earlier this season before "conduct detrimental to the team" forced a trade to Chicago, which then released him. He was averaging 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds this year with the Cavaliers and has career averages of 11.5 points and 7.7 rebounds.
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Top two unbeaten look to stay that way
UNDATED (AP) -- The top-ranked Arizona Wildcats continue their quest for perfection with a game this evening at California. The team coached by Sean Miller has played 21 games this season and has walked off the court with a win in every instance. There's a good matchup this evening in Syracuse, N.Y., where the second-ranked Orange may have their hands full with No. 17 Duke. In the ACC standings the Orange are tops with a record of 20-0 with wins in all seven conference games. The Blue Devils are 17-4 and 6-2.
In afternoon play, 11th-ranked Kentucky edged Missouri 84-79. Aaron Harrison scored 21 points and James Young added 20 for the Wildcats. Kentucky is now 16-5 overall and 6-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Jabari Brown finished with a career-high 33 points and Jordan Clarkson scored 28 to keep Missouri in the game.
-- No. 24 Ohio State beat 14th-ranked Wisconsin 59-58 on the Badgers' home court. Aaron Craft wrapped it up by scoring all seven of his points in the final 4 minutes. LaQuinton Ross added 13 for the game as the Buckeyes upped their record to 17-5. Sam Dekker missed a 3 at the buzzer for Wisconsin, which suffered a third straight home loss.
UNDATED (AP) -- In a matinee game in the NHL David Krejci (KRAY'-chee) scored a second-period power-play goal and Chad Johnson made 22 saves for his second career shutout as the Bruins blanked Edmonton 4-0. Krejci's 12th goal of the season at 2:06 of the second period was enough for the Bruins to win for the sixth time in their past eight games and maintain the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
-- In another afternoon game Nate Thompson scored twice, including the winner at 4:36 of overtime, to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak. The Lightning have a five-point advantage over the Canadiens in the Atlantic Division.