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Lowly Wizards end Cavs' 13-game streak


Gilbert Arenas and the host Washington Wizards recovered after blowing a 14-point second-half lead and ended the franchise-record 13-game winning streak of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (61-14) with a 109-101 victory Thursday night. Arenas, playing his second game of the season, had with 11 points and 10 assists and six rebounds. Brendan Haywood, making his first start of the season, had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards (18-59), who also received the usual steady contributions from Caron Butler (25 points) and Antawn Jamison (19). James scored 31 points.

76ers 105, Bucks 95: : Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, and host Philadelphia (39-35) rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to defeat Milwaukee (32-45).

Floyd, Pearl to stay; Terps get 2010 recruit

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Tim Floyd will stay on as Southern California's coach, spurning an offer to become the basketball coach at Arizona. He was offered the job Wednesday to replace interim Wildcats coach Russ Pennell, who took over when Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson retired before the start of the season. Floyd, 55, has led the Trojans to the NCAA tournament three consecutive seasons.

Tennessee: : Coach Bruce Pearl has a newly renegotiated six-year deal keeping him with the school. It came hours after reports that Memphis wanted to talk to Pearl about replacing John Calipari.

Maryland: : Point guard Terrell Stoglin, a junior at Santa Rita High in Tucson, Ariz., orally committed for 2010, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Stoglin averaged 27 points and 7.5 assists this season.

Wooden women's team: : Maryland's Kristi Toliver and Louisville's Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) were named to the John R. Wooden All-America team.

Et cetera: : Jamelle Cornley scored 18 points and Penn State (27-11) used a big second half in New York to capture a 69-63 win over Baylor (24-15) and the National Invitation Tournament title. ... Georgia hired Nevada's Mark Fox to replace Dennis Felton as coach, a source told the Associated Press. ... Butler coach Brad Stevens agreed to a contract extension with the Bulldogs through 2015-16.

Serena tops Venus; Nadal falls in quarters


Serena Williams retained the No. 1 ranking by beating her sister in the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams defeated older sister Venus, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, in their 20th showdown. Each has won 10 times. Her opponent Saturday will be Victoria Azarenka, 19, of Belarus, who beat Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. In the men's quarterfinals, No. 6 seed Juan Martin del Potro upset top-ranked Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3).

66 gives Lincicome 1-shot lead at Kraft


Brittany Lincicome shot a 6-under-par 66 to take the lead after the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Angela Stanford was one stroke back, tied with Ji Young Oh and Brittany Lang in the first major of the LPGA season. Defending champion Lorena Ochoa got off to an uncharacteristically poor start with a 1-over 73. Michelle Wie finished in 18th place with a 1-under 71.

PGA Shell Houston Open: : The first round was suspended because of high winds. It will resume Friday.

Bowie State names Wilson football coach

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Former Bowie State tight end Damon Wilson was hired as the Bulldogs' football coach. Wilson was the special teams and running backs coach at Bowie State in 2007 and the running backs coach at Prairie View A&M; in 2008. Wilson, who was an assistant at Texas Southern from 2004 to 2007 after a four-year stint as an assistant with the Bulldogs, earned All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors in 1997-98.

Varsity: : Owen Daly was named varsity basketball coach at Gilman. Daly spent this past season as a varsity assistant at Gilman and the previous season as the Greyhounds' freshman-sophomore coach, leading that team to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title game.

Baseball: : Sitting in new Yankee Stadium on the first day fans came to the $1.5 billion ballpark, general partner Hal Steinbrenner acknowledged that some tickets might be overpriced given the recession but insisted the team read the market correctly for most of them. The team moved into its new digs Thursday, working out before a dazzled crowd of 20,070. ... Twins right-hander Scott Baker was put on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder stiffness and will miss his scheduled Opening Day start. Left-hander Francisco Liriano will take the mound. The Twins also put catcher Joe Mauer (back) on the DL, as expected. ... Right-hander Huston Street was named the Rockies' closer. ... The Nationals placed first baseman Dmitri Young (hip, back) on the 15-day DL. ... Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was sidelined for the third straight day with fatigue. ... Outfielder Andruw Jones earned the Rangers' final roster spot.

College lacrosse: : Dominique Shorter and Kris Miner each had three goals, but the Hood men (1-11) fell, 13-11, to Neumann College (1-8) in Philadelphia. ... Brandy Noel, Jen Graham and Lauren Perzan each recorded six points to lead the host Hood women (6-5) to a 21-1 win over Waynesburg (2-2).

NHL:: Vincent Lecavalier, the Lightning's four-time All-Star center, will have wrist surgery and miss the last five games of the season. ... Ryan Smyth, the Avalanche's leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season with a fracture in his right hand.

Auto racing: : Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was disqualified from last weekend's Australian Grand Prix for giving misleading evidence to race stewards. Jarno Trulli was awarded third place; Hamilton and his McLaren team were excluded from the results and receive no points.

Mixed martial arts: : The president of Ultimate Fighting Championship blasted a journalist in a profanity-laced video blog posted to YouTube, attacking Loretta Hunt of and a story about the league's backstage policies for managers and agents. Dana White also used a gay slur.

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