Lady Rebels’ huge rally nets win over Air Force
Dominique Harris’ layup with 1.1 seconds remaining completed a comeback from a 22-point second-half deficit as the UNLV women’s basketball team beat Air Force 64-63 in a Mountain West Conference game at Air Force Academy, Colo.
The Lady Rebels (12-16, 5-10 MWC) trailed 56-34 midway through the second half. They then went on a 15-0 run to get within seven with about six minutes left, but the Falcons (4-24, 0-15) pushed the lead back to nine at 62-53 with 2:19 remaining.
UNLV scored the next nine points, including two Shannon Oberg 3 pointers, and finished on an 11-1 run to get the win.
Oberg went 7-for-10 from the floor, including 6-for-9 from 3-point range in the second half, to lead UNLV with 20 points. Shamela Hampton was 7-for-7 from the floor and had 15 points, and Jamie Smith scored 13.
Also: The UNLV women’s golf team took second at the Wave Invitational in Moorpark, Calif., shooting a second straight 6-over-par 294 for a 12-over 588 total in the six-team tournament.
Host Pepperdine won at 3-over 579, paced by medalist Taylore Karle’s 5-under 139 total. UNLV’s Therese Koelbaek shot 3-under 69 to tie for fifth at par 144.
Alejandra Guacaneme (147, seventh) and Bethany Glassford (148, tie for eighth) also finished in the top 10 for the Rebels.
Duke hit by injuries with Tar Heels looming
Duke might be short-handed because of injuries heading into Sunday’s matchup with second-ranked North Carolina.
Lance Thomas and Brian Zoubek were day to day with injuries sustained during the win against Florida State, the team said. Thomas, a 6-foot-8-inch junior, sprained his left ankle in the first half on Tuesday. Zoubek, a 7-1 junior, suffered a broken nose.
The seventh-ranked Blue Devils have been without point guard Nolan Smith, who missed two games with a concussion suffered in last week’s win at Maryland.
Also: The NCAA is investigating the Arizona men’s basketball program for alleged recruiting violations, according to a notice of inquiry sent to the school’s president.
The Arizona Daily Star reported on its Web site that the allegations stem from initially self-reported violations involving a recruiting event at the McKale Center, where the Wildcats play.
Red Wings star Hossa sits out with injuries
Detroit Red Wings right winger Marian Hossa missed the Red Wings’ 3-2 victory at Colorado because of a sore neck and knee, a night after he slammed into the end boards in St. Louis and was carried off on a gurney.
He’s listed as day to day.
Hossa, the team’s goal leader with 34, went headfirst into the boards after a check by Roman Polak. The 30-year-old Hossa was hospitalized for observation but accompanied the team to Colorado.
Also: Tina DiMartino scored her first international goal to help the defending champion U.S. women’s soccer team beat Denmark 2-0 in the Algarve Cup opener in Lagos, Portugal.
The 22-year-old forward, making her second international appearance, knocked in the ball from short range in the 35th minute after Natasha Kai’s header rebounded off the post.
The record shutout streak by Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is over.
The Dutchman had gone a record 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal in an English Premier League game before allowing one against host Newcastle, though Manchester United still went on to a 2-1 win.
Former boxer Mickey Goodwin, who trained under Emanuel Steward at the famed Kronk Gym in Detroit, died of a stroke Tuesday at his home in Melvindale, Mich. He was 51.