Korver leads Hawks to 107-97 win over Clippers
ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Paul Millsap finished with 25 points and Al Horford added 21 to help the Hawks snap a two-game losing streak.
Blake Griffin scored 24 points and Chris Paul had 19 points and 11 assists as the Clippers lost their second straight.
Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros' NBA 18-year-old record by hitting a 3-pointer in his 89th straight game.
He made his first attempt in the game's first minute and finished 6 for 9 beyond the arc.
Cal St-Fullerton earns 78-64 win at Pepperdine
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Marquis Horne pumped in 21 points to lead Cal State-Fullerton to a 78-64 win at Pepperdine Wednesday night.
Trailing by five points at the break, the Titans (3-6) opened the second half with a 20-10 run to take a five-point lead, a lead they extended to 11 points with four minutes to play.
Steve McClellan sandwiched a jumper and a three-point play around a Michael Williams 3-pointer to push the Titans lead to 11 points with 3:59 left to play.
Horne was 9 of 11 from the floor and grabbed seven boards. McClellan added 13 points off the bench and Williams added 12 more, going 4 for 4 from the line in the final 1:23 to hold the Waves at bay.
Brendan Lane had 24 points to lead Pepperdine (5-4). The Waves were held to just eight offensive rebounds and were out-boarded by a 42-29 margin.
49ers' Joe Looney takes on key offensive line role
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A little-known offensive lineman with less than one full game of NFL experience could find himself starting for San Francisco in its biggest game of the year yet.
Every game day, Joe Looney goes through his own pregame practice on the Candlestick Park field before his teammates on the active roster do it for real. Such is life on the practice squad.
Forced into his first regular action at right guard early in Sunday's 23-13 victory against St. Louis when left tackle Joe Staley went down and Alex Boone shifted to replace him, Looney impressed his teammates with how quickly he settled into his position.
Looney began the week working at right guard, and Staley's status for Sunday's game against Seattle remains unclear as he nurses a right knee injury.
Raiders backfield thinned out by injuries
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders may have to reach way down on the depth chart to fill out their backfield for Sunday's game in New York.
Darren McFadden is sidelined again, this time with an ankle injury. Rashad Jennings has made progress since suffering a concussion last week but has yet to be cleared. Not even third-stringer Jeremy Stewart, who is nursing a combination of ankle and knee injuries, was able to practice Wednesday.
That forced the Raiders to turn to a player who hadn't taken a single snap at running back since 2012 for help.
Taiwan Jones, a fourth-round pick who was converted to cornerback during the offseason, practiced with the first-team offense and could conceivably start against the Jets if Oakland's injured running backs aren't able to do so.
Eli Manning and Philip Rivers are forever linked
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Eli Manning doesn't feel comfortable talking about why he and his family didn't want him to play in San Diego in 2004.
The New York Giants quarterback gets a sheepish look and says he really doesn't remember why he spurned a city known for its mild climates and beaches.
It's in the past, and he'll keep it there.
The bottom line was the Mannings told the Chargers he didn't want to play in southern California and it forced their hand on draft day. The Chargers took Manning with the No. 1 overall pick and traded him to the Giants for Philip Rivers - the No. 4 selection - and three other picks.
A decade later, Manning and Rivers are still the quarterbacks for their teams, and they will meet again Sunday in San Diego.
T25-ARIZONA ST-SUTTON'S LEADERSHIP
Sutton's leadership spurs Sun Devils
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Will Sutton has always been the kind of player who preferred to lead by example.
That's changed this season.
As No. 11 Arizona State has moved closer to attaining its goals, the senior defensive tackle has become a more vocal leader.
Sutton has been one of the most disruptive defensive players in the country the past two seasons, becoming the second player to repeat as the Pac-10/12's defensive player of the year.
Over the past month or so, he's added to his resume by speaking out in the huddle, on the sideline and in the locker room.
Behind Sutton, Arizona State will host the Pac-12 Championship game against No. 7 Stanford on Saturday with a spot in the Rose Bowl on the line.
Athletics finalize two-year contract with Kazmir
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Left-hander Scott Kazmir has finalized his $22 million, two-year contract with the Athletics.
The two-time defending AL West champions announced the deal Wednesday after Kazmir passed his physical. The addition of Kazmir fills a key rotation spot with a player familiar with the division after his stint for the Los Angeles Angels.
That was before the two-time All-Star was limited to one start in 2011 before going on the disabled list with a lower back strain. The 29-year-old Kazmir then spent the 2012 season with independent Sugar Land before bouncing back to go 10-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts and 158 innings for Cleveland this year.
Kazmir went 9-15 in 2010 for Los Angeles and A's general manager Billy Beane recalls his early days among baseball's best lefties.
Vogelsong signs $5 million, 1-year contract
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has finalized his $5 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Vogelsong underwent his physical Wednesday to stay put with the club. The Giants declined to exercise Vogelsong's $6.5 million 2014 option on Nov. 4 and owed him a $300,000 buyout.
Now, his new deal includes performance bonuses for starts and innings pitched.
While it seemed early in free agency like the sides might go their separate ways, they found common ground.
Bringing back Vogelsong - something general manager Brian Sabean and assistant GM Bobby Evans weren't sure would happen - will give the Giants a set rotation going into spring training come February.
Vogelsong joins new addition right-hander Tim Hudson, recently re-signed two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, lefty Madison Bumgarner and right-hander Matt Cain.
Golf deeper than ever, and most are at Sherwood
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Tiger Woods won five times on the PGA Tour this year. And while it's not the first time he has won that often, Woods put it into context Wednesday when he called today's tour as tough and deep as he can remember.
Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson won multiple times, including majors. Henrik Stenson became the first player to win the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai. Missing from the equation was Rory McIlroy, who started at No. 1 and only last week picked up his first win.
Woods says it's different from a generation ago when golf was loaded at the top. Now he says there are more players than ever capable of winning big events.
Most of them are at his World Challenge, which starts Thursday.
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