Sports News-December 12, 2011

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     DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Top-ranked Luke Donald became
the first golfer to win both the PGA Tour and European Tour money
titles by finishing third in the Dubai World Championship. Alvaro
Quiros holed a 40-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a two-shot
victory over 1999 British Open champion Paul Lawrie.
     
     STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno fractured his pelvis again
following a fall at his home but will not need surgery, a person
close to the family tells The Associated Press. The former Penn
State football coach is in a hospital and expected to make a full
recovery, according to the person. Paterno initially hurt his
pelvis when he was blindsided on the sideline during preseason
practice in August.


The Denver Broncos are atop the AFC West following another fourth-quarter comeback engineered by Tim Tebow.  The Broncos failed to score on their first eleven possessions and trailed 10-0 until Tebow led three straight scoring drives and Matt Prater hit a pair of long field goals to lead a 13-10 overtime win against the Chicago Bears.  The comeback began with Tebow's ten-yard scoring pass to Demaryius Thomas with just 2:08 left in regulation.  Tebow also engineered a game-tying scoring drive in the final minute of regulation before Prater hit a 59-yard field goal with three seconds left.  Prater won it by drilling a 51-yard kick with 8:34 left in OT following a fumble by Marion Barber on the Denver 33.  The 8-5 Broncos are one game ahead of Oakland for the AFC West lead.  Denver has won six straight and seven of eight since Tebow became the starting quarterback.

The Green Bay Packers are 13-0 following a 46-16 thrashing of the Oakland Raiders.  Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards and a touchdown before he was taken out of the game with the Packers well ahead in the third quarter.  Ryan Grant ran for 85 yards and two TDs for the Packers, who picked off Carson Palmer four times.

The Los Angeles Lakers have finally managed to trade Lamar Odom, sending the forward and a second-round pick to the Dallas Mavericks for a first-round selection and an $8.9 million exception.  The deal was completed three days after the NBA blocked a trade that would have send Odom to the New Orleans
Hornets and brought Chris Paul to Los Angeles.

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NFL Scoreboard:  Atlanta 31 Carolina 23; Houston 20 Cincinnati 19; Baltimore 24 Indianapolis 10; N.Y. Jets 37 Kansas City 10; Detroit 34 Minnesota 28; New England 34 Washington 27; New Orleans 22 Tennessee 17; Philadelphia 26 Miami 10; Jacksonville 41 Tampa Bay 14; Arizona 21 San Francisco 19; San Diego 37 Buffalo 10; N.Y. Giants 37 Dallas 34. 

     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final OT  Chicago       3  San Jose   2
     Final     N-Y Rangers   6  Florida    1
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  (16) Alabama      62       Detroit      54
     Final       Murray St.   76  (21) Memphis      72
     Final  (24) Illinois     80       Coppin St.   63
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 1) Baylor           73       St. John's          59
     Final  ( 5) Maryland         78       George Mason        50
     Final  ( 6) Duke             93       SC-Upstate          35
     Final  ( 7) Tennessee        84  (20) DePaul              61
     Final  ( 8) Texas A&M        68       TCU                 53
     Final  (10) Kentucky        101       Ark.-Pine Bluff     43
     Final       Cent. Michigan   75  (12) Purdue              62
     Final  (17) Penn St.         76       Md.-Eastern Shore   51
     Final  (18) North Carolina   93       ETSU                77
     Final  (19) Georgetown       59       George Washington   50
     Final  (22) Delaware         70       Wake Forest         57
     Final  (24) Oklahoma         72       Milwaukee           50

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