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Posted on December 23, 2013 at 2:33 PM


Arizona scores late to stun Seattle 17-10

SEATTLE (AP) — Carson Palmer overcame four interceptions to throw a 31-yard touchdown to Michael Floyd with 2:13 left, and the Arizona Cardinals kept their playoff hopes alive with a 17-10 win over Seattle on Sunday, snapping the Seahawks 14-game home win streak.

Arizona (10-5) had to win after Carolina beat New Orleans. And the Cardinals did thanks to a stingy defense that flustered Russell Wilson into one of his worst days as a pro, delaying any celebration of an NFC West championship. The Seahawks can still clinch the NFC West with a win over St. Louis next Sunday.

Palmer twice was intercepted in the end zone, including Richard Sherman's second pick of the game early in the fourth quarter. After Seattle (12-3) took a 10-9 lead with 7:26 left, Palmer led the Cardinals 75 yards and found Floyd for a juggling TD catch with 2:13 left.


No. 10 UConn beats Washington 82-70

SEATTLE (AP) — Shabazz Napier scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and grabbed six rebounds to lead No. 10 Connecticut to an 82-70 victory over Washington on Sunday.

Fellow guard Ryan Boatwright had 16 points and five rebounds and Lasan Kromah scored 14 points for Connecticut (10-1), which fell into a double-digit hole early in its first true road game of the season but controlled the game in the second half.

C.J. Wilcox led Washington (6-5) with 19 points on 6-of-15 shooting and had four assists and four fouls. Darin Johnson had 13 points for Washington and Mike Anderson, who is from Hartford, Conn., added 10 points.

Connecticut was coming off its first loss of the season, 53-51 to Stanford at home Wednesday. In that game UConn was 5 of 31 from the field and 0 for 12 on 3-pointers in the second half. The early going against Washington wasn't much better as Connecticut missed its first six shots from behind the arc as UW built a double-digit lead.


Luongo injured, Canucks beat Jets 2-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defenseman Chris Tanev broke a tie in the third period and Vancouver beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday night after Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo left early because of an injury.

Luongo left with 3:30 remaining in the first period. Earlier, Luongo had his leg clipped by big Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, and was knocked flat during a goal-mouth collision with the Jets' Blake Wheeler.

The Olympic gold medallist was replaced by Eddie Lack. Luongo is one of the goalies being considered to play for Canada in the Sochi Olympics.

Tanev scored at 10:23 of the third period. He took a pass in the high slot from Zack Kassian and ripped a shot past goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

Brad Richardson opened the scoring for Vancouver on a power play midway through the first period.

Evander Kane tied it on a power play in the second.


Treadwell, Akron turn back Oregon St. 83-71

HONOLULU (AP) — Demetrius Treadwell scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half in front of President Barack Obama and the first family and Akron beat Oregon State 83-71 on Sunday in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.

Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is first lady Michelle Obama's brother. The Beavers took their first loss with Obama in attendance after winning four previous contests he took in, including a win at Maryland last month.

Nyles Evans added 17 points — including five 3-pointers — to help the Zips (6-2) extend their winning streak to six games. They have won 28 of their last 33 games dating to last season.

Akron built a 10-0 lead and led 16-2. Oregon State closed out the first half on a 15-9 run to pull to 35-34.


Nebraska-Omaha outpaces Seattle University 76-69

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — CJ Carter scored 17 points and Nebraska-Omaha has won six of their last seven games in beating Seattle University 76-69 on Sunday.

Nebraska-Omaha (9-4) averages 84 points per game, but shot only 28 percent from the floor in the first half and were outrebounded 20-12, but still only trailed the Redhawks 26-22 going into the break.

A Karhoff jumper for Nebraska-Omaha tied the game at 33 with 15 minutes to play, but the lead changed hands several times until UNO forged a 12 point lead with two minutes left. Seattle U (8-4) stormed back, capped by Isiah Umpig nailing a tre with a minute left and the Redhawks trailed by two, 67-65.

A fast-break layup by Alex Phillips and some clutch free throws in the final minute secured the win for Nebraska-Omaha.

Umpig scored a career-high 35 points for Seattle University in the loss.


Seton Hall rolls Eastern Washington 92-70

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Freshman guard Jaren Sina scored 14 points and handed out eight assists and Eugene Teague scored 15 of his 16 points in the second half, powering Seton Hall's 92-70 victory over Eastern Washington on Sunday.

Brian Oliver also had 16 points for Seton Hall (8-4), which had six players score in double figures. The Pirates received 14 points from Fuquan Edwin, 11 from Brandon Mobley and 10 from Haralds Karlis.

Parker Kelly had 17 points and Tyler Harvey scored 16 for Eastern Washington (5-5).

Eastern Washington was hit with a double-technical foul with 4:50 left. After a review of the tape, the first was called on Drew Brandon for a push of Oliver and the second was called on Eagles head coach Jim Hayford. Oliver sank four consecutive free throws and then scored on a fast-break pass from Sina to give Seton Hall an 81-56 advantage.


Obama attends Oregon State-Akron game in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama and the first family are momentarily skipping the beach in Hawaii to take in a college basketball game.

Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia attended the Oregon State-Akron game Sunday at the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Honolulu.

Oregon State is coached by Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson. The Obamas sat just behind the Oregon State bench.

The Obamas drew a standing ovation and loud cheers as they walked in to the small arena at the University of Hawaii. Fans took pictures while press photographers and videographers crowded an entrance to take pictures.

Obama is a noted basketball fan and recreational player. Oregon State is 4-0 with Obama in attendance, though Akron raced to a 10-0 lead.


Palmer, Fitzgerald both active for Cardinals

SEATTLE (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer are both active for the Arizona Cardinals after being listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Seattle with injuries.

Fitzgerald passed all of his concussion tests after being injured late in last week's game at Tennessee. Palmer suffered an ankle injury in the win over the Titans as well.

Arizona is without starting free safety Rashad Johnson with an ankle injury. Johnson did not practice all week and was questionable on the final injury report. Curtis Taylor is expected to start in place of Johnson.

Seattle is without wide receiver Percy Harvin and starting right guard J.R. Sweezy, who suffered a concussion last week against the New York Giants. Sweezy's concussion was not diagnosed until Wednesday and he was ruled out on Friday.


3 Texas players academically ineligible for bowl

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three Texas football players have been ruled academically ineligible for the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl.

UT officials on Sunday said sophomore running back Daje Johnson, sophomore offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle and redshirt freshman running back Jalen Overstreet are out for the game. A team statement says all three players will not make the trip to San Antonio.

The Longhorns (8-4) take on No. 10 Oregon (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl.