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SUMMARY Team Rice 0 14 0 8—22 Team Sanders 7 7 0 7—21 First Quarter SAN-Jackson 36 pass from Luck (Tucker kick), 10:10. Second Quarter RIC-Graham 8 pass from Brees (Gostkowski kick), 9:05. SAN-Newton 1 run (Tucker kick), 5:42. RIC-Gordon 10 pass from Rivers (Gostkowski kick), :36. Fourth Quarter SAN-Cameron 12 pass from Foles (Tucker kick), 4:41. RIC-Murray 20 pass from A.Smith (Tolbert run), :41. A-47,270. RIC SAN First downs 24 14 Total Net Yards 384 285 Rushes-yards 20-114 17-62 Passing 270 223 Punt Returns 5-56 3-8 Kickoff Returns 0-0 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 2-0 4-101 Comp-Att-Int 26-54-4 20-34-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-21 5-41 Punts 4-49.0 5-49.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-1 Penalties-Yards 4-20 2-10 Time of Possession 32:47 27:13 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Team Rice, Forte 6-31, Murray 4-25, L.McCoy 3-14, Tolbert 3-14, Gordon 1-13, A.Smith 1-13, Brees 2-4. Team Sanders, Charles 5-43, Lacy 7-14, Morris 2-4, Newton 2-1, Luck 1-0. PASSING-Team Rice, A.Smith 9-22-1116, Rivers 8-13-2-94, Brees 9-19-1-81. Team Sanders, Newton 8-17-1-95, Foles 7-10-0-89, Luck 5-7-1-80. RECEIVING-Team Rice, Gordon 6-66, Graham 5-51, Murray 4-37, Gonzalez 3-50, Forte 3-24, Jeffery 2-22, Marshall 1-21, L.McCoy 1-18, McCluster 1-2. Team Sanders, Morris 4-69, Jackson 3-40, Cameron 3-27, Reece 2-31, Witten 2-26, Bryant 2-12, A.Brown 1-39, Lacy 1-9, Green 1-7, Charles 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS-Team Rice, Gostkowski 53 (WR). Team Sanders, Tucker 66 (SH), 67 (SH).

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‘Rice’ claims Pro Bowl Honolulu (ap) — Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown, and Carolina running back Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice a 22-21 win over Deion Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl on Sunday. Baltimore’s Justin Tucker missed a 67-yard field goal on the game’s final play after missing a 66-yarder earlier in the game. The touchdown and conversion gave Rice a comeback after Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles threw a 12-yard touchdown to Cleveland tight end Jordan Cameron with less than 5 minutes to play to give Sanders a 21-14 lead. The touchdowns by Cameron and Murray were the only scores of the second half in a game that had eight turnovers — including six interceptions — and nine sacks. Foles was the only quarterback of six in the game to not throw an interception. He was named offensive MVP. Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Carolina quarterback Cam Newton also had touchdowns for Team Sanders. New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon caught touchdowns for Team Rice. The Pro Bowlers were split up by the NFL greats in a new draft format meant to improve the game. The picks made earlier in the week created matchups that pitted usual teammates against each other and challenged Rice and Sanders to compare the allstars against one another. The result was a game that appeared more competitive than in years past, with some big hits and fewer shenanigans. Jackson caught the game’s first touchdown pass from Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck threw the ball 36 yards into double coverage in the end zone on a flea flicker, where Jackson wrestled it away from Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner. Graham caught an 8-yard fade in the second quarter from teammate Drew Brees, turning around Brees’ slow start. Graham dunked the ball over the crossbar in celebration, but San Diego safety Eric Weddle jokingly defended the attempt. Kansas City’s Derrick Johnson — who had a big hit in the first half on Chiefs teammate Jamaal Charles — was selected as the game’s defensive MVP for Team Rice.

SPORTS CALENDAR

• Women’s basketball vs. Texas, 7 p.m.

FREE STATE HIGH WEST TUESDAY

SOUTH

• Boys swimming at Topeka High Invitational, 4 p.m. • Bowling, home quad at Royal Crest Lanes, 3 p.m.

AL EAST

BOSTON RED SOX

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

NEW YORK YANKEES

SOUTH AL EAST

TAMPA BAY RAYS

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

• Boys swimming at Topeka High Invitational, 4 p.m. • Bowling at Washburn Rural, WEST 3:30 p.m.

DETROIT TIGERS

CLEVELAND INDIANS

BOSTON RED SOX

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

AL CENTRALAL EAST

LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM

NEW YORK YANKEES

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

MINNESOTA TWINS

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

AL WEST

SOUTH

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

LAWRENCE HIGH WEST TUESDAY

AL CENTRAL

TAMPA BAY RAYS

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

VERITAS CHRISTIAN

SEATTLE MARINERS

TEXAS RANGERS

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the front of the green, needing a birdie to give himself a shot at outright victory Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open. That’s when his caddie told him, “Let’s see what you’ve got.” Above all, he had experience. One year and one week ago, Stallings was in a similar situation at the Humana Challenge. He hit a 6-iron from 220 yards, forgetting to account for a hanging lie until the ball sailed left and bounded into the water, the final mistake on a day he blew a five-shot lead. He didn’t make the same mistake twice. Stallings hammered a 4-iron that narrowly cleared the water and set up two putts from 40 feet for a birdie. It gave him a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead that turned into a victory when no one could catch him. “I don’t think one would happen without the other,” Stallings said. “I actually thought about 18 at Humana the whole time on 18 today. Not that I was like, ‘Oh, don’t hit it in the water.’ But it was, ‘Just make sure you pay attention to everything that’s going on.’” His final birdie capped off a wild day at Torrey Pines, one that didn’t include Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson for the first time in two decades. Nine players had a share of the lead at one point. Eight players still had a reasonable chance in the final hour. Stallings emerged the winner with one big shot, and now he’s headed back to the Masters. K.J. Choi had the best score of the week on the South Course with a 66 and was among five players who tied for second. The pins were set up in favorable positions for birdies, making the course play the easiest it had all week. But that didn’t make it easy — not for Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth, Pat Perez and so many others who squandered a good chance to win. Woodland, a former Kansas University golfer, appeared to have the best chance to catch Stallings. He was one shot behind — with plenty of length to reach the 18th in two — until he chose fairway metal off the tee on No. 17 and hooked it into the canyon. He felt he had to make his 45-foot par putt to have any chance and three-putted for double bogey. Woodland, who had a one-shot lead going into the final round, missed an easy birdie attempt on the 18th and closed with a 74. “This will be hard to swallow,” Woodland said. “I felt like I kind of gave one away today.” Woodland finished in a six-way tie for 10th at 3 back and earned $135,217. Marc Leishman of Australia had the last chance to force a playoff, but his drive on the 18th went well right and bounced off the cart path and a fan. He had no chance to even consider going for the green in two. His wedge for an eagle stopped a few feet to the side of the hole, and a tap-in birdie gave him a 71. Stallings finished at 9-under 279. Jason Day (68) and Graham DeLaet of Canada (68) each made birdie on the last hole to tie for second. So did Perez, the San Diego native who grew up at Torrey Pines and whose father is the longtime starter on the first tee at the Farmers Insurance Open. Perez missed a 10-foot birdie chance on the 17th. He closed with a 70.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

’Bama lands ex-FSU QB Coker Jake Coker is going from backing up Jameis Winston to trying to replace AJ McCarron. The former Florida State quarterback is transferring to Alabama and will be eligible to play next season. Coach Nick Saban announced Sunday that Coker has signed with the Crimson Tide. “We think a lot of Jake and we are excited to have him join our team,” Saban said in a statement. “He is not only an outstanding football player, but he is also a fine young man who we feel will be a great fit with our program at Alabama.” Coker, who will be a junior next season, is on target to graduate in May. NCAA rules allow graduate students to transfer without sitting out a season, as usually required. Coker competed with Winston for the starting job at Florida State last the spring and preseason, and by all accounts put up a good fight. Winston was just too good. He went on to win the Heisman Trophy as a red-shirt freshman, and Coker played sparingly for the Seminoles. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Coker completed 18-of-36 passes for 250 yards and an interception. He tore cartilage in his knee on Nov. 9 against Wake Forest and missed the rest of the season. He was still on crutches at the national championship game.

NFL

New Miami GM an LHS grad Miami — In their fitful, laborious search for a general manager, the Miami Dolphins finally found someone to say yes: Dennis Hickey. The longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneers executive accepted the job Sunday, ending a search that lasted nearly three weeks. Hickey’s hiring came after the Dolphins were rejected by several candidates. New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson turned down job offers, and Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer withdrew from consideration Thursday. Several others declined invitations to interview as a replacement for Jeff Ireland, whose six-year stint as general manager ended Jan. 7 when he and owner Stephen Ross agreed to part ways. Hickey, a graduate of Lawrence High who played football for the Lions, has been with the Buccaneers for 18 seasons, including the past three as director of player personnel. He was their director of college scouting for six years.

TENNIS

Wawrinka takes Aussie title

Melbourne, Australia — Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival’s injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday’s final. The 28-year-old Wawrinka had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start against the 13-time major winner and regained his nerve after dropping the third set against the injured Spaniard. GOLF Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed Korda wins LPGA opener a medical time out, but he refused to quit. Paradise Island, Bahamas — Jessica “It’s really not the way you want to win a Korda won the season-opening Bahamas LPGA tennis match, but in a Grand Slam final I’ll take Classic on Sunday for her second tour title, hol- it,” said Wawrinka, the first man in 21 years to ing a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat beat the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players en route Stacy Lewis by a stroke. to a Grand Slam title. The 20-year-old Korda closed with a 7-under Nadal was a hot favorite to win at Melbourne 66 for a 19-under 273 total on Atlantis Resort’s Park and become the first man to win each of Ocean Club course. Lewis parred the final four the four Grand Slam tournaments twice in the holes — two of them par 5s — for a 66. Open era — instead, his injury curse struck Korda tied Lewis for the lead with a 12-foot again. It remains the only major he’s hasn’t won birdie putt on the par-3 17th, then got up and at least two times. down for birdie on the par-5 18th. Korda’s “Rafa, I’m really sorry for you, I hope your 4-iron approach on 18 scampered through the back is going to be fine, you’re a really great green to the fringe just short of the grandstand. guy, good friend and really amazing champion,” With an official and a TV announcer holding Wawrinka said as he accepted his first major up cords that would have interfered with her trophy. “Last year I had a crazy match, I lost it. stroke, she putted under the wires to set up the I was crying a lot after the match. But in one winning birdie. year a lot happened — I still don’t know if I’m “That was different,” Korda said. “It was like dreaming or not but we’ll see tomorrow mornjump rope.” ing.”

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TEXAS RANGERS

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ESPN 33, 233 ESPNU 35, 235 ESPN 33, 233 ESPNU 35, 235 FS1 150,227

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N. Dame v. Maryland 6 p.m. ESPN2 34, 234 Purdue v. Illinois 6 p.m. BTN 147,237 USC v. Stanford 8 p.m. ESPN2 34, 234 Pro Basketball

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Atlanta v. Okla. City

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Pro Hockey

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Buffalo v. Pittsburgh 6:30p.m. NBCSP 38, 238 L.A. v. San Jose 9 p.m. NBCSP 38, 238

TUESDAY College Basketball

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Mich. St. v. Iowa 6 p.m. W.Va. v. Baylor 6 p.m. SMU v. S. Florida 6 p.m. Texas Tech v. Kan. St. 7 p.m. Kentucky v. LSU 8 p.m. St. John’s v. Creighton 8 p.m.

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ESPN 33, 233 ESPN2 34, 234 ESPNN 140,231 Big 12 15, 215 ESPN 33, 233 FS1 150,227

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Texas v. Kansas

37, 226

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Prep Girls Basketball Time Net

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M. Val. v. Piper replay 7 p.m. WOW 6, 206 Soccer

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Liverpool v. Everton 1:55p.m. NBCSP 38, 238 Pro Hockey

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Washington v. Buffalo 6:30p.m. NBCSP 38, 238 New Jersey v. St. Louis 7 p.m. FSN 36, 236

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