NFL PLAYOFFS-FINAL SCORES
Seahawks end 30-year playoff road slump...Ravens oust Colts, prepare for Broncos
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game by rallying for a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards and one touchdown. Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home. It's Seattle's first road playoff triumph since 1983 when Chuck Knox coached the Seahawks.
Lynch's 27-yard run with 7:08 left gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington's next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap.
Griffin's knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal.
The Seahawks will try to continue their road winning ways when they take on the Falcons in Atlanta next Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens did a little bit of everything to make sure Ray Lewis delays his retirement. Lewis, the heart and soul of the Ravens following 17 emotional seasons, will have at least one more playoff game.
Lewis had a big afternoon as the Ravens beat the visiting Indianapolis Colts 24-9 in the AFC wild-card game.
Lewis led Baltimore with 13 tackles, including nine solos. He stormed out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium for the last time before returning to his middle linebacker position after a 10-week absence caused by a torn right triceps. The 13-time Pro Bowl selectee announced last week that he would retire after the playoffs.
The game was tied 3-3 until Vonta Leach scored on a two-yard run with 50 seconds remaining in the first half. Joe Flacco padded the Ravens' lead by hitting Dennis Pitta and Anquan Boldin for second-half touchdowns. Boldin set a franchise record with 145 receiving yards, including catches of 50 and 46 yards.
The Ravens next face the Broncos in Denver on Saturday.
UNDATED (AP) —Next weekend's other games are Green Bay visiting San Francisco in an NFC divisional playoff on Saturday. Next Sunday, Houston travels to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots in the AFC.
Bills pick Marrone...Browns bail on Kelly
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have a new head coach.
A person familiar with the team's coaching search confirms that Syracuse's Doug Marrone will replace Chan Gailey, who was fired last Monday after the Bills closed their second consecutive 6-10 season. The 48-year-old Marrone went 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse and took the Orange to a bowl game this season.
Marrone hadn't been a head coach before he was hired by Syracuse. He has seven years of NFL experience as an assistant with New Orleans and the New York Jets.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chip Kelly wouldn't jump. So the Browns bailed.
Oregon's visor-wearing coach isn't coming to Cleveland — or the NFL.
A person familiar with Cleveland's coaching search says the Browns passed on Kelly after he was indecisive about making the leap to the pros. The Browns nearly had a deal with Kelly two days ago. But according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press, they've moved on to other candidates.
Oregon has gone 46-7 in the last four years and made four consecutive BCS bowl games but may face NCAA sanctions as the school is being investigated for recruiting violations.
The Philadelphia Eagles have also interviewed Kelly.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals expect to speak in the coming week with Jay Gruden about their vacant head coaching position.
He's the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator, younger brother of former Oakland and Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden.
NHL labor peace at last
NEW YORK (AP) — There will be an NHL season.
The league and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and begin an abbreviated season later this month. The 10-year deal was forged after a 16-hour marathon session led by federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, who managed to get the sides back to the bargaining table after negotiations soured last week.
The collective bargaining agreement must be ratified by a majority of the league's 30 owners and the union's membership.
The players' share of hockey-related income will drop from 57 percent to a 50-50 split. The salary cap for the upcoming season will be $70.2 million and will then go down to $64.3 million in the 2013-14 season. All clubs must have a minimum payroll of $44 million.
Free-agent contracts will be limited to a maximum length of seven years, although teams can re-sign their own players to eight-year packages. There are also provisions preventing contracts to be severely frontloaded or backloaded. Either side can opt out of the 10-year CBA after eight years.
All schedule issues, including the length of the season, still need to be worked out. The NHL has models for 50- and 48-game seasons.
T25 MEN'S BASKETBALL-FINAL SCORES
Wolverines still perfect...11 in a row for the Jayhawks
UNDATED (AP) — Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III each had double-doubles as second-ranked Michigan stayed on pace to tie the longest season-opening winning streak in school history.
Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists as the Wolverines blasted Iowa 95-67. Robinson added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan, which scored just 17 points over the first 13 minutes before shooting their way to a 15-0 record.
The 1985-86 Wolverines posted the best start in program history, opening 16-0.
In other top-25 action:
— Kevin Young had 16 points, hitting four critical free throws down the stretch, and sixth-ranked Kansas fended off pesky Temple 69-62 for the Jayhawks' 11th straight win.
__ Brandon Triche scored 20 points and seventh-ranked Syracuse shook off a slow start to beat South Florida 55-44. James Southerland scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half for the Orange, who are 14-1 following their fourth straight win.
Austin Hollins hit five 3-pointers during an impressive three-minute stretch in the second half, finishing with 19 points and sparking ninth-ranked Minnesota to a 69-51 victory over Northwestern.
— Kenny Boynton matched his career high with 28 points on 8-for-10 shooting from 3-point range and No. 13 Florida won on the road at Yale 79-58.
Thunder top Raptors...Heat clamp down on Wizards
UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder are back atop the NBA's Western Conference percentage points ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and had seven assists as the Thunder beat the Raptors 104-92. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah) added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who began a stretch in which they play 11 of 13 games on the road.
Kevin Durant had 22 points and Kevin Martin chipped in 16 to help Oklahoma City improve to 5-3 since a 12-game winning streak.
In other NBA action:
— The Miami Heat went on a 21-0 run to end the game while holding Washington scoreless over the final 7:07 in scoring a 99-71 win over the Wizards. LeBron James led the Heat 24 points. Ray Allen added 20.
— Kemba Walker had 20 points and seven assists, Ben Gordon scored 18 points and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101 in overtime for just their second win in 21 games.
— Zach Randolph scored 21 points and Rudy Gay added 20 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-81 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
__ The Denver Nuggets scored a 112-105 road win over the L.A. Lakers. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 21. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 for the Nuggets, who've won five of seven. The Lakers have dropped four of five.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have suspended first-round pick Royce White for "refusing to provide services" required by his contract.
The 16th overall pick in last year's draft has spent most of the season on Houston's inactive list while he and the team figure out how to handle his anxiety disorder and overall mental health.
White refused his assignment to Houston's D-League affiliate last week.
BOWL GAME-GO DADDY.COM
Arkansas State beats Kent State 17-13
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Aplin threw for 213 yards and a touchdown in leading Arkansas State past the Kent State Golden Flashes to win the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile.
Arkansas State finished 10-3, winning its last eight games. Kent State wound up 11-3 after its first bowl appearance in 40 years.
PGA-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Blown away again
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Another attempt to start the PGA Tour season was blown away Sunday.
Just more than an hour into the opening round of the Tournament of Champions, play was suspended when more 40 mph gusts came roaring down the Plantation Course at Kapalua and left officials no choice but to wipe out yet another round.
The winners-only tournament was supposed to begin Friday. But rough weather has won out so far. They're hoping to try again Monday with the event lasting just 36 holes.
Hirscher, Sagen win
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Defending champion Marcel Hirscher has reclaimed the overall World Cup lead by winning a slalom in Croatia for his third victory of the season. Andre Myhrer of Sweden was 0.57 back in second, and Hirscher's Austrian teammate Mario Matt came in 1.09 behind to take third.
Anette Sagen of Norway set a new hill record to win a women's ski jump event in Germany and claim her first World Cup victory. Austria's Daniela Iraschko was second with 224.3 after jumps of 96 and 92.5 meters, while Coline Mattel of France finished third with 223.4.
Stevens finishes third in first mount
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens finished third in the first race of his comeback after a seven-year retirement.
He was aboard Jebrica in the sixth race at Santa Anita on Sunday, a $45,000 claiming race at a mile on the turf. They opened a length lead approaching the eighth pole only to be caught near the wire by two horses flying from off the pace.