BY Staff and Wire reports
Sunday, November 18, 2012
11/18/12 at 5:58 AM
Streb leads at Pebble Beach: Edmond native Robert Streb shot a 3-under 69 in rainy conditions Saturday at Del Monte to take a one-stroke lead over Billy Horschel after the third round in the Pebble Beach Invitational.
The 25-year-old Streb had a 10-under 206 total. He won the Web.com Tour's Mylan Classic in September and finished seventh on the tour's money list to earn a PGA Tour card.
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, shot a 73 at Del Monte to finish at 1 under - the lowest score among the three women who made the cut for the final round Sunday at Pebble Beach. Annika Sorentam had an 81 at Pebble, leaving her tied with Juli Inkster at 4 over.
Baylor's Griner has NCAA record 8th dunk: Brittney Griner broke the NCAA women's record with her eighth career dunk during Baylor's game against UT Martin on Saturday night.
Griner broke away from a double-team less than seven minutes into the game, dribbled once and threw down the dunk to put the top-ranked Lady Bears up 18-13.
The one-handed dunk moved Griner past Tennessee's Candace Parker for the most slam dunks in women's NCAA history. Griner dunked four times as a freshman, once as a sophomore and twice in last season's NCAA tournament.
The dunk came as Baylor looked to bounce back from a Friday loss to No. 4 Stanford that broke their 42-game winning streak.
Griner also passed 2,500 career points in the game.
Only five other players beside Griner and Parker have dunked in a women's game.
NSU men defeat Spartans: The Northeastern State men's team collected a 77-48 victory over Central Bible College at Jack Dobbins Field House in Tahlequah. The RiverHawks are 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06, and the Spartans fell to 2-5.
NSU dominated the stat sheet, shooting 50 percent from the field, 41 percent (11-for-27) from behind the 3-point line and 92 percent (12-for-13) from the free-throw line. NSU also led in rebounding (36-34), blocks (9-0) and bench points (27-3), while recording 17 assists to just 13 turnovers.
Junior guard Bryton Hobbs led all scorers with 18 points. Senior guard Jon Miller came off the bench to score 15, and senior forward Jermaine Bransford added 13 points and six rebounds.
Sophomore forward Landon DeMasters was able to contribute nine points and six rebounds, and NSU got at least two points and an assist from 10 different members of the team.
RSU men outlast Celts: NAIA No. 5 Rogers State earned a 63-62 victory over St. Thomas (Texas) at the Halo Classic in San Antonio, Texas. RSU senior Justynn Hammond scored all 17 of his points in the second half, helping the Hillcats (6-0) overcome a 26-21 halftime deficit. Hammond added 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
AP source says Big Ten talking to Maryland, Rutgers: A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Maryland and Rutgers are in discussions with the Big Ten to possibly join the conference in 2014.
ESPN.com first reported that the Big Ten was looking into expanding to 14 teams by adding Maryland and Rutgers.
The person says Maryland would have to be "the first domino to fall," but added that an agreement could be reached as soon as this week for both schools. The Big Ten has 12 members after adding Nebraska last season.
Maryland is in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which recently added Notre Dame as a member in all sports except football and hockey. Rutgers is in the Big East.
NHL labor talks set to resume Monday: So much for a two-week break. Just over a week since the last set of failed negotiations, the NHL and the locked-out players' association will return to the bargaining table Monday.
Conversations that restarted Friday between NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr produced enough positive movement Saturday to set up another face-to-face meeting that the sides hope will lead to an agreement to save the hockey season.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman suggested to union executive director Donald Fehr this week that the sides take two weeks off from negotiations. The union maintained its desire to keep talking, and now bargaining is back on.
ORU in Southland title match: Sixth-seeded Oral Roberts' magical run through the Southland Conference Tournament in Conway, Ark., continued with another sweep as the Golden Eagles dismantled second-seeded Sam Houston, 3-0, at the Ferris Center.
ORU (17-14), which will play for the championship against Central Arkansas at 2 p.m. Sunday, dropped the Bearkats by scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 25-18.
Senior Sheina Fernandes had eight kills and five blocks, while the Golden Eagles got seven kills each from Joana Gruber, Tatum Fredeen and Sadie Schaffner. Bruna Silva had 19 digs, while Gruber had a dozen and freshman Kylie Johnson notched 10.
Cowgirls finish 26th at nationals: The Oklahoma State women's team finished 26th at the NCAA Championships at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The Cowgirls earned 565 points and improved on their 30th-place finish from a year ago. Monika Juodeskaite, who finished 41st in 20:18.2, led OSU, with Natalja Piliusina (50th, 20:23.2), not far behind.
Cowgirls top Wildcats: Sixth-ranked Oklahoma State defeated No. 5 Kansas State, 15-7, at the Animal Science Arena in Stillwater. OSU's hunter seat squad won, 7-4, with the western team winning, 8-3. OSU freshman Amy White received Most Outstanding Player in equitation on the flat with a high score of 80. OSU sophomore Katy Krshka received Most Outstanding Player in horsemanship with a high score of 78.5. OSU junior Jenna Blumber received Most Outstanding Player in reining with a score of 71.