The No. 3 Fort Hays State men's team suffered its first MIAA loss on Saturday, 62-59 to Northwest Missouri. The loss snapped a 13-game winning streak for the Tigers, and it was also their first loss to an NCAA Division II opponent this season. Fort Hays State is 17-2, 11-1 in league play. Dijon Smith led the Tigers with 10 points.
* Dwight Howard had 31 points and 19 rebounds and the Orlando Magic coasted to a 104-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks as the Magic took over first place in the Southeast Division with the victory and beat the Hawks for the third straight time this season.... Mike Miller scored a season-high 25 points — including seven three-pointers — and Antawn Jamison had 21 points and a career-high 23 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 106-96 win over the New York Knicks.
Wichita State fell to Minnesota 4-3 at Lincoln, Neb., after dropping all three doubles matches. The Shockers bounced back in singles play, led by No. 1 Stephanie Dalmacio's 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8 victory over Tijana Koprivica and wins at Nos. 3 and 4 by Lenore Lazaroui and Florentina Hanisch.
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Friday, Nebraska defeated WSU 4-3. The Shockers won two doubles matches and No. 1 singles player Luftiana Budiharto returned from a sprained ankle in a 6-1, 6-4 loss to Mary Weatherholt.
Wichita State returns to action Thursday, traveling to Utah to take on Brigham Young.
Lindsey Vonn, the world champion and two-time World Cup champ in the event, is now a mere 5 for 6 this season after she placed fifth after her ski hit a hole in a downhilll race won by Germany's Maria Riesch at the Women's World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland .
The American had actually won six straight, including the final downhill race of last season. Vonn's next test in the downhill is a big one — the Vancouver Games on Feb. 17.
The victory ended Vonn's chance of matching the streak set by Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell, who swept all eight downhills in the 1972-73 season.
Former Philadelphia Eagles star Tom Brookshier has died at 78. The Eagles said he had cancer and died Friday night.
Brookshier was an All-Pro defensive back who played on the Eagles' 1960 championship team. He had 20 interceptions in seven seasons with the team, earning All-Pro honors in 1959 and 1960.
After he retired, Brookshier announced NFL games for CBS. He is one of seven Eagles to have his number retired.
Phil Mickelson hinted at legal action for being accused of "cheating," saying that if the PGA Tour did not do something about him being "publicly slandered," then he would let others handle it.
Mickelson didn't mention Scott McCarron by name in a series of interviews after his third round at Torrey Pines.
McCarron was quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle on Friday as saying about Mickelson using the Ping-Eye 2 wedges with square grooves, "It's cheating, and I'm appalled Phil has put it in play."
The USGA has a new rule this year that irons have V-shaped grooves. However, the Ping-Eye 2 wedges that were made before April 1, 1990, remain approved for play through a Ping lawsuit that was settled 20 years ago and takes precedence over new regulations.
Mickelson is using one of those wedges this week after reading about John Daly and Dean Wilson using them in Hawaii.
After a 70 in the third round on Saturday put Mickelson within four shots of the lead, he made it clear he would not go quietly.
"We all have our opinions on the matter, but a line was crossed and I just was publicly slandered," Mickelson said. "And because of that, I'll have to let other people handle that."
Asked he was contemplating a lawsuit, Mickelson said, "I'm not going into specifics what that meant."
Still, it was clear that his message reached PGA Tour headquarters. The tour released a statement during the third round explaining why the Ping-Eye 2 wedges with square grooves were approved for play.
"Public comments or criticisms characterizing their use as a violation... are inappropriate at best," the statement said.