VAIL, Colorado (AP) - Lindsey Vonn is delaying further surgery on her right knee for as long as possible in hopes of skiing at the Sochi Olympics.
Vonn partially tore one of her reconstructed knee ligaments during a crash in training two weeks ago at Copper Mountain. She is seeing if she can ski without another operation because that would all but end any chance of defending her Olympic downhill title in February.
Vonn says she likely would be proceeding in the same way even if this weren't an Olympic season.
"I probably would've done what I'm doing right now, test it out," Vonn said after a training session at Vail on Sunday. "If I felt like it was possible to keep skiing, I probably would've. Either way, at the end of the season, I have to reconstruct the ACL.
"So it's kind of like, might as well see how long it holds up. Not a lot of options. In the end, surgery is going to have to happen."
On a chilly morning, Vonn took two warmup runs followed by three aggressive passes through the super-G course in her race suit, hugging the corners tight and looking quite fast. Afterward, she said her surgically repaired knee felt "really good."
So much so that Vonn will travel to Lake Louise, Alberta, this week for downhill training on a course she usually dominates. If training goes well, she will race for the first time since tearing ligaments in her right knee during a high-speed accident at the world championships in February.
"Just trying to ski solid," she said. "I'm not trying to do race runs. I'm trying to build into it. Not push it too hard. But I was still be able to be aggressive and confident in what I'm doing so that when I get up to Lake Louise I can hopefully have a good feeling right away."
As she rehabbed the knee over the offseason, Vonn was anticipating a return for the nearby Beaver Creek races this weekend. She was on pace, too, before her wipeout at the speed center in Copper Mountain in which she partially tore her ACL.
Vonn said it's been difficult to watch Lara Gut of Switzerland win the downhill and super-G races on a new course Vonn was very much look forward to trying out before the 2015 world championships.
"Frustrating to miss the race," Vonn said. "Definitely with this current situation, there was no way I could've skied that bumpy, steep course. I know it was the right decision. That gives me a peace of mind. I'm trying to look forward to Lake Louise and cheer for my team."
Asked if she planned to attend the giant slalom race on Sunday, Vonn said, "Oh, no.
"My family is leaving so I'm spending a couple of extra hours with my family. Then, I'm going to pack up and get ready for Lake Louise."
Vonn needs three wins to match Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell's record of 62 victories in World Cup races.
VAIL, Colorado (AP) - Lindsey Vonn is delaying further surgery on her right knee for as long as possible in hopes of skiing at the Sochi Olympics.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has been taken to the locker room under evaluation for concussion symptoms.
Ponder took a hit to the head late in the second quarter Sunday against Chicago during a rushed third-down throw. Ponder was pressured and knocked down by defensive end Shea McLellin and linebacker James Anderson. Ponder was slow to get up and looked a little woozy as he walked off.
Ponder took three sacks in the first half and completed just three of eight passes for 40 yards. Matt Cassel came in for the final drive of the second quarter, to a rousing cheer from the crowd. The Vikings announced Ponder's return to the game as questionable.
The Vikings again had Josh Freeman inactive.
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LONDON (AP) - Wayne Rooney scored a brace as Manchester United twice came from behind to extend its unbeaten run to 12 matches in all competitions with a 2-2 draw at Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.
Rooney leveled the score from close range in the first half against the run of play after Kyle Walker had put Tottenham in front.
Rooney then salvaged a point for the Red Devils from the penalty spot in the 57th minute shortly after Sandro had restored Spurs' lead with a superb strike in the 54th at White Hart Lane.
The result left both teams unsatisfied as defending champions Manchester United now trail leader Arsenal by nine points. Ninth-place Tottenham is lagging 10 points behind the Gunners and will rue its missed chances though the draw will help under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas.
United was again without the injured Robin van Persie while Nemanja Vidic started after recovering from a head injury.
Villas-Boas made three changes from the Spurs side that lost 6-0 to City last weekend, with Vlad Chiriches, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli replacing Younes Kaboul, Lewis Holtby and Erik Lamela.
Looking for its first home win against United in 12 years, Tottenham got off to a strong start and dominated possession in an entertaining first half.
United keeper David De Gea boxed a corner from Walker in the first minute and the visitors were kept in their own half by strong pressing from Tottenham.
United left back Patrice Evra was lucky to escape a booking when he fouled Aaron Lennon, with referee Mike Dean playing the advantage.
Spurs' first clear chance came when Tom Cleverley clumsily lost the ball before Lennon - who was excellent throughout the match down the right flank - threatened De Gea with a low shot.
United responded with a move ignited by Wayne Rooney, who stole the ball from Chiriches before serving up Antonio Valencia. But the England forward's attempt at goal from Valencia's resulting cross was blocked by Sandro.
Tottenham was logically rewarded for its dominance after a clumsy challenge from Jonny Evans led to a free kick that Walker converted from 20 yards (meters) with a low shot drilled under the jumping United wall in the 18th minute.
Tottenham continued to press as a painfully slow United team struggled to string passes together. Spurs should have scored in the 28th after Roberto Soldado started a brilliant move with Paulinho, crossing the ball for the Brazilian who played it back for Soldado behind Evans. But the Spanish striker, alone in front of goal, fired his shot over.
Tottenham was made to pay for its missed chances after an error by Walker, who flicked a cross back into Rooney's path. The United forward made the most of the golden chance and scored from close range with a clean finish in the 32nd, prompting chants of "Rooney, Rooney" in the away stand.
The second half started slowly until Sandro turned Cleverley with a fine dribble and silenced the United fans with a superb swerving shot into the top right corner in the 54th.
The lead hardly lasted as Spurs `keeper Hugo Lloris fouled Welbeck in the box two minutes later. Rooney slammed the penalty past the Frenchman to equalize and move above Robbie Fowler into 5th place in the all-time Premier League top scorers, with his 164th goal.
Lennon received a standing ovation as he came off to be replaced by Andros Townsend before Soldado was substituted by Jermaine Defoe, but Villas-Boas' attempts to shake United's defense did not pay off.
Townsend failed to connect with Walker's precise cross in the 79th minute at the end of a counterattack.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Gareth Bale scored three goals and set up a fourth to make sure Real Madrid didn't miss injured star Cristiano Ronaldo as it cruised to a 4-0 win over Valladolid in the Spanish league on Saturday.
With Ronaldo out nursing a hurt hamstring for a second straight game, Bale took up the scoring duties in the 32nd minute before finding Karim Benzema to make it 2-0 four minutes later.
Bale got his second in the 64th and third in the 89th against Valladolid's bewildered defense to give him five goals since Ronaldo was sidelined.
Madrid's fifth league win in a row following its loss at Barcelona lifted it three points from the defending champions and Atletico Madrid, which won 2-0 at Elche on goals by Diego Costa and Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion.
Barcelona can reclaim sole possession of the league lead from Atletico at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Bale, who joined Madrid on a world record 100 million euros transfer from Tottenham this summer, showed with his first hat trick for Madrid that he has certainly shaken off his injury problems from earlier this season.
"His adjustment period is over," Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said about Bale. "He has confidence, he is important to the team, and he played very well."
Bale has seven goals in league play, leaving him third for Madrid behind Benzema's eight and Ronaldo's 17, which lead the league. Bale also has scored twice in the Champions League.
Defender Marcelo, however, made it clear who Madrid's No. 1 is.
"Gareth is a great player but you can't compare him with Cristiano because Cristiano is above all the rest," Marcelo said.
Also, Real Sociedad rallied to a 2-1 win at Espanyol decided by Christian Stuani's own goal in the 88th to sit in sixth place overnight.
Celta Vigo came back to beat Almeria 3-1 for its first home victory at Balaidos Stadium in eight attempts this season under first-year manager Luis Enrique.
With Ronaldo unavailable, Angel Di Maria started and wasted little time in controlling a clearance outside the area before rattling the bar with a left-footed shot on either side of two Sergio Ramos headers that sailed high.
The overmatched Valladolid rarely managed to shift the action out of its area, and Bale found himself in perfect position to nod in a rebound of Di Maria's curling effort that goalie Diego Marino parried directly to the Wales winger.
Bale's pinpoint cross picked out Benzema to put the result beyond doubt before halftime.
Bale was again aided by a poor clearance for Madrid's third. This time it was defender Jesus Rueda who knocked Marcelo's cross back for Bale to fire home. But Bale wasn't finished and he started and finished off a late counterattack by tapping in Marcelo's low cross.
"My team didn't recover from their second goal," said Valladolid coach Juan Ignacio Martinez. "Madrid makes you pay for any lost balls. They have great players on the break who always finish their attacks."
With Elche hanging tough, Atletico coach Diego Simeone sent on Raul Garcia and Adrian Lopez and the changes paid off to earn Atletico's 17th win in all competitions to go with four draws and just one loss.
Atletico broke through seconds after Garcia replaced David Villa. Koke pounced on a rebound from Garcia's shot that Manuel Herrera saved but failed to clear, leaving the Elche goalkeeper strewn on the turf with defender Alberto Botia and Diego Costa after they collided.
Diego Costa secured the three points in the 74th by scoring from Lopez's perfectly placed chipped pass. It was Diego Costa's 15th league goal, the second highest after Ronaldo.
"The entrance of Raul Garcia and Adrian (Lopez) gave us two bursts of creativity when the game had gotten bogged down," Simeone said. "We have to keep going forward this way and remain realistic. I know it's a good moment for Atletico's fans, but we are focusing on one game at a time."
Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann canceled out Jhon Cordoba's 31st-minute goal for Espanyol with his ninth goal of the season in the 69th by heading in Carlos Vela's pass.
The Basque side was gifted the late winner when Stuani's flubbed clearance of a Ruben Pardo cross looped off the underside of the bar and into his team's net.
New world chess champion Magnus Carlsen took the honorary kickoff at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
LONDON (AP) - Arsenal powered to a seven-point lead in the Premier League after beating Cardiff 3-0 on Saturday, with Aaron Ramsey's prolific season touching new heights with a double against his former club.
There was more misery for Fulham at the other end of the standings, with a demoralizing 3-0 loss at fellow struggler West Ham keeping the team in the bottom three and leaving beleaguered manager Martin Jol fighting for his job.
Ramsey marked his return to his boyhood club by taking his remarkable goal tally for the season to 13 in all competitions. Mathieu Flamini scored in between in the leaders' 10th victory in 13 games.
"This is where I started my career and where everything began, and hopefully they've seen the player they produced today," said Ramsey, arguably the Premier League's star player so far this season.
Everton moved level on points with second-place Liverpool and third-place Chelsea, which both play Sunday, with a crushing 4-0 home win over Stoke that was rounded off by Romelu Lukaku's eighth goal in nine league games.
At the bottom, Crystal Palace dropped to last place by losing 1-0 at Norwich in Tony Pulis' first match in charge of the London side.
Martin Jol acknowledged on Friday that he could be fired if he lost against West Ham at Upton Park and again at home to former club Tottenham on Wednesday. The Dutchman is halfway there after this fifth straight league defeat.
"It is not in my hands," Jol said. "If I have to worry, I was probably worried a couple of months ago because it is not one day and then the other. It is probably the last two months we have been inconsistent."
Sunderland climbed off the bottom with a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa, and Newcstle hosts West Bromwich Albion in the late game.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Diego Costa scored his 15th goal of the Spanish league season to seal Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win at Elche on Saturday, provisionally lifting Diego Simeone's side level with Barcelona at the top of the table.
Celta Vigo came back to beat Almeria 3-1 for its first home victory at Balaidos Stadium in eight attempts this season under first-year manager Luis Enrique.
Diego Costa fired in substitute Adrian Lopez's chipped throughball to secure the three points in the 74th after Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion had opened the scoring in the 63rd.
Diego Costa is the league's second leading scorer through 15 rounds behind injured Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with 17 goals.
Later on Saturday, third-place Madrid hosted Valladolid, looking to close its six-point gap with its two title rivals, while Real Sociedad visits Espanyol.
Barcelona can reclaim sole possession of the league lead when it plays at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) - Antonio Cassano scored his 100th Serie A goal as Parma was held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Bologna in the Italian league on Saturday.
Bologna took the lead in the Emilia-Romagna derby in the 10th minute when Panagiotis Kone latched onto Rolando Bianchi's ball over the defense and fired it past Antonio Mirante from 25 meters.
Cassano's strike was even more spectacular as the forward volleyed an unstoppable effort into the top left corner.
Bologna played almost the entire second half with 10 men after Frederik Sorensen was sent off following a second booking in the 52nd minute.
Bologna almost snatched all three points when Kone curled a free kick just wide of the left upright nine minutes from time.
Genoa hosts Torino later.
BERLIN (AP) - Arjen Robben scored twice for unbeaten Bayern Munich to beat bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Borussia Dortmund needed two late penalties to win 3-1 at Mainz.
Robben scored in the second minute after Mario Goetze picked him out with a ball over the top. The Dutchman's initial effort struck the post but the rebound fell kindly for him to head home.
He added his second in the 30th when he cut inside two defenders before letting fly.
Dortmund found Mainz a tough nut to crack as Juergen Klopp returned to the club where he spent his entire playing career and coached for 7 1/2 years.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally broke the deadlock in the 70th, with a free kick that went in off the left post. Mainz tied it on Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's penalty four minutes later after Lukasz Piszczek brought down Yanus Malli.
Robert Lewandowski restored Dortmund's lead through another penalty five minutes after that, and Mainz midfielder Elkin Soto was sent off for handling Aubameyang's effort on goal, before Lewandowski gave the scoreline a flattering look with another penalty in injury time.
Werder Bremen scored in the last minute for a 4-4 draw at Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen beat relegation-threatened Nuremberg 3-0 and Hertha Berlin drew 0-0 with Augsburg.
PARIS (AP) - Monaco showed little sign of missing star striker Radamel Falcao as it beat Rennes 2-0 on Saturday to keep up the pressure on French league leader Paris Saint-Germain.
James Rodriguez curled in a free kick in the 19th minute to give Monaco the lead after the Colombia forward had been tripped by Cheikh M'Bengue.
Anthony Martial was handed his first league start in place of the injured Falcao and the 17-year-old forward scored on the stroke of halftime, exchanging passes with Emmanuel Riviere just inside the area before firing into the bottom right corner.
Rennes almost got one back 12 minutes from time but Tiemoue Bakayoko's effort crashed off the right upright.
Monaco moved provisionally into second place, two points above Lille which travels to Valenciennes later. It is two points behind defending champion PSG, which hosts Lyon on Sunday.
Earlier, Saint-Etienne eased to a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Reims.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Chris Davis raced 100-plus yards with a missed field-goal attempt for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.
Davis caught the ball about 9 yards deep in the end zone after freshman Adam Griffith's 57-yard attempt fell short. He then sprinted down the left sideline and cut back with nothing but teammates around him in a second straight hard-to-fathom finish for the Tigers (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference).
Auburn clinched a spot in the SEC championship game with the stunning victory over the two-time defending national champions. The Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1) seemed at several times poised to continue its run toward the first three-peat in modern college football.
Instead, the Tigers put it away just when overtime seemed their best hope.
Alabama had gotten 1 second and one more play after T.J. Yeldon ran it to Auburn's 39.
That gave the Tide a chance to try to the long field goal - and now it probably wished it never did.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Christian Hackenberg threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns, and Penn State pounced on a slew of blunders before holding off a late rally to upset No. 14 Wisconsin 31-24 on Saturday.
Hackenberg, a freshman, showed the poise of a veteran in dissecting a tough defense. Eugene Lewis caught two touchdowns, including a 59-yarder for a 17-point lead with 13 minutes to go.
The Nittany Lions (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) secured a statement win against a team that had been dominant all year at home. Joel Stave threw for three touchdowns for Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2), though Penn State capitalized on second-half interceptions, turning one into Lewis' long TD.
The Badgers got within a touchdown late, but were picked off in the end zone with 1 second left.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Dray Joseph and Lee Dross connected for three touchdowns and Southern defeated Grambling 40-17 on Saturday.
The result left the Tigers (1-11, 0-8 Southwestern Athletic Conference) with the program's worst-ever overall record to close a season which will be remembered more for a mid-season player walkout than anything on the field.
Southern (8-4, 7-2) had already won the SWAC's Western Division and will head to the league championship game against Jackson State in Houston on Dec. 7.
But the Jaguars had no interest in letting up on their struggling rivals, racing to a 27-3 halftime lead on a short scoring run by Lenard Tillery and TD catches of 17 and 30 yards by Lee Doss.
Grambling pulled to 27-17 on Johnathan Williams' touchdown passes of 11 yards to Robert Bailey and 8 yards to Anthony McGhee, but Southern forced Williams into an interception and lost fumble to thwart the comeback.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's pass as Michigan went for a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory Saturday in one the most thrilling games in the history of the storied Big Ten rivalry.
Devin Gardner threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess to make it 42-41, but instead of kicking for the tie, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke went for the lead with his offense.
Gardner tried to zip a pass into traffic near the goal line, but Powell came up with it. Buckeyes cornerback Roby Bradley recovered the onside kick to seal Ohio State's 24th consecutive victory and keep its national championship hopes alive.
Braxton Miller accounted for five touchdowns for Ohio State (12-0, 8-0) and Carlos Hyde ran for a 1-yard score with 2:20 left to make it 42-35.
Gardner threw four touchdown passes for Michigan (7-5, 3-5).
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes to Kelvin Benjamin, and No. 2 Florida State moved a step closer to playing for the national championship with a 37-7 victory against rival Florida on Saturday.
The Seminoles improved to 12-0 for the first time since 1999 and likely will earn a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game by beating Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game next Saturday.
Florida, meanwhile, ended its worst season since 1979.
The Gators (4-8) lost their final seven games and missed a bowl for the first time since 1990. Florida's bowl streak had been the second-longest in the country, behind Florida State.
The Seminoles were four-touchdown favorites in this lopsided matchup - that lived up to advance billing.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M and coach Kevin Sumlin have agreed in principle to a new six-year contract that could keep him with the Aggies through 2019.
The university said Saturday that the terms of the deal still needed to be approved by its Board of Regents.
Sumlin is 19-5 in two seasons with the Aggies (8-3) heading into their game Saturday at No. 5 Missouri. That's the most victories by a coach in school history in his first two years.
There had been much speculation regarding Sumlin being a candidate to become Southern California's permanent head coach, or that he might be pursued by an NFL team or two as he was after last season. The new deal could put an end to the uncertainty.
"I am humbled and very appreciative of the commitment that Texas A&M has extended not only to me and my family, but to our football program overall," Sumlin said in a statement. "We have only just begun to lay the foundation for sustained, long-term success here at Texas A&M, and we will work hard every day to make this great institution and the 12th Man proud."
In six seasons as a head coach at Houston and Texas A&M, Sumlin has a career record of 54-22.
Coach Sumlin has demonstrated why he is considered among the nation's elite football coaches. His coaching and recruiting abilities are only secondary to his integrity, class and passion for his student-athletes and this University," athletic director Eric Hyman said in a statement. "Texas A&M is making a sincere commitment to Kevin. We are fortunate that he is committed to remain an Aggie for a long time to come, and we are excited about what the future has in store."
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Ryan Arcidiacono's 3-pointer with 10.1 seconds left put Villanova on top for good, and the Wildcats upset No. 2 Kansas 63-59 in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night.
Arcidiacono had missed all five of his previous shots, but made the one that counted - the only field goal for the Wildcats in the final 7 minutes.
Darrun Hilliard and Dylan Ennis each scored 14 for Villanova (6-0), which meets Iowa in Saturday night's championship game. JayVaughn Pinkston scored 13 and James Bell added 10 for the Wildcats.
Frank Mason scored 12 for Kansas (5-1). His three-point play with 34.2 seconds left gave Kansas its first lead in more than 25 minutes, but the Jayhawks couldn't hold on in the final moments.
Perry Ellis scored 11, while Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid added 10 each for Kansas, which plays Texas-El Paso in the third-place game Saturday.
Villanova led 57-46 with just over seven minutes left, then got outscored 13-1 to lose the lead - and then found a way at the end to cap a wild night where one team would go on a run, then the other would follow.
It held true to the end, with the Wildcats having the last run.
Pinkston's layup made it 36-26 early in the second half, before Kansas ran off eight unanswered points in a flash - four of them by Ellis - to get within two.
Villanova was undeterred.
The Wildcats answered with a 12-2 run, capped by Ennis' 3-pointer with 12:44 remaining to give Villanova what was its biggest lead, 48-36. The margin was still 11 with 7:19 left, but the Jayhawks just kept coming. And after Villanova went more than 4 minutes without scoring, Kansas was back within 57-54 with plenty of time left.
Mason's layin off a lob cut Villanova's lead to one, and the converted ballroom serving as an arena this weekend was simply rocking. Kansas fans had filled the building, and they weren't quiet.
That is, until Arcidiacono rendered them silent and gave Villanova a huge early win.
For the first 6 1/2 minutes, Villanova made nothing. Literally, outside of a couple free throws, nothing. And the Wildcats weren't even all that good from the line, either, missing four of their first six tries there.
It was 11-2 Kansas out of the gate, and Villanova was looking wholly overmatched in the early going. The Wildcats missed their first seven shots, not getting anything from the field to drop until Hilliard - who had scored 12 by intermission, seven more than anyone from Kansas to that point - hit a 3-pointer with 13:14 remaining.
Just like that, everything changed.
Villanova scored 27 of the next 35 points over a stunning 12 1/2-minute stretch, turning that 11-2 deficit into a 29-19 lead, the last point coming when Arcidiacono made one of two free throws awarded after Kansas coach Bill Self was protesting a bit too much with one of the referees during a time-out. The shot by Arcidiacono capped a 12-0 burst by the Wildcats.
Kansas went into the locker room down only 29-22. It could have been so much worse - after holding Villanova without a field goal for nearly seven minutes to start the game, the Jayhawks went the last eight minutes of the half without one of their own, going 0 for 7 from the floor with five turnovers during that dismal stretch.
Combined, the teams were 14 for 53 in the opening 20 minutes. Villanova shot 29 percent, Kansas 24 percent, but the Wildcats held a 28-15 rebounding edge in the half.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook's 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 113-112 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
The Thunder had plenty of chances to tie or take the lead in the final seconds but kept coming up empty - though getting more chances - before Westbrook drained the corner 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points on 10-of-25 shooting, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Thunder won their sixth consecutive game overall and ninth straight at home to start the season.
Stephen Curry scored 32 for Golden State and Harrison Barnes had a career-high 26 points.
It appeared Barnes' reverse layup with 45 seconds left would be good enough to get Golden State out with the win, especially after Durant missed a pair of shots in the closing seconds.
But the Thunder kept pulling down rebounds to create another chance.
Westbrook took advantage of the final one, falling away as Barnes leapt to defend and drilling his second 3-pointer of the night to give the Thunder the lead.
The basket was upheld after a review and Durant came down with the ball after a desperation shot as time expired by the Warriors.
Durant helped the Thunder get back into the game after a quiet first three quarters, scoring five quick points in a 7-0 run to start the fourth as the Thunder took the lead for the first time since early in the third.
Durant scored 12 in the fourth quarter, but missed a fadeaway jumper just before the buzzer that would have won it in regulation.
Klay Thompson, Golden State's leading scorer, was just 1 of 10 from the floor in the first half, missing all six of his 3-point tries. But he scored 13 in the third to help Golden State take an 82-76 going into the final quarter.
He finished with 16 points on 5-of-19 shooting.
Golden State's David Lee was just 2 of 12 from the floor and missed a pair of free throws late in regulation.
NOTES: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins dislocated his left ring finger late in the second quarter and did not return. ... Golden State's Jermaine O'Neal was called for a technical foul early in the second quarter after a brief altercation with Steven Adams following a foul call on Adams. ... The Warriors' Andre Iguodala missed his fourth consecutive game with a left hamstring strain. ... Andrew Bogut fouled out early in overtime and was 6 of 8 from the field.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Marcus Mariota threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Josh Huff with 29 seconds left and No. 12 Oregon overcame a tenacious effort by Oregon State 36-35 Friday night in the 117th edition of the Civil War rivalry.
Mariota threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns - all to Huff, who had nine catches for a season-high 186 yards - and the Ducks (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) sealed their sixth straight 10-win season. It was also the team's sixth straight victory over the Beavers in the series.
With the Ducks holding a 24-23 lead, the Beavers scored on Sean Mannion's 4-yard pass to Tyler Anderson to pull in front 29-24 early in the fourth quarter. But Oregon answered with Mariota's fourth-and-11 pass to Huff for a 12-yard touchdown and the Ducks took a 30-29 lead with 7:56 left in the game.
Victor Bolden ran for a 25-yard touchdown to make it 35-30 for the Beavers with 1:38 remaining, but Oregon State's defense couldn't stop the Ducks on their final drive.
Mannion passed for 314 yards and two touchdowns for the Beavers (6-6, 4-5), who ended the season on a five-game losing streak, their worst since dropping six straight to conclude the 1997 season.
Freshman Thomas Tyner rushed for 141 yards and another score for Oregon, which finished undefeated at home for the first time since 2010.
The Ducks were coming off a deflating 42-16 loss at Arizona last weekend that ended their Pac-12 and national title hopes.
Oregon State are one of nine Pac-12 teams vying for a spot in the seven conference bowl games.
The Beavers were thwarted on the opening drive of the game when Mannion threw into the end zone on fourth-and-1 to Brandin Cooks and he was intercepted by Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
Cooks was announced last week as one of three finalists for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award for the nation's best college receiver. Cooks went into Friday night's game as the nation's top receiver with 141.8 yards a game.
Following the interception, the Ducks drove 80 yards on seven plays, capped by De'Anthony Thomas' 5-yard touchdown dash to give Oregon a 7-0 lead. Tyner added a 13-yard scoring run before the first quarter was over.
The Ducks were without Byron Marshall, who injured his ankle in the loss to Arizona last week.
Storm Woods scored on a 2-yard run for the Beavers to make it 14-7. Trevor Romaine added an 18-yard field goal with 2:33 left in the first half. The Beavers got close again before the break, but Mannion's pass to Cooks was fumbled into the end zone for a touchback, and the Beavers came away with nothing.
Rashaad Reynolds intercepted Mariota on Oregon's ensuing drive and the Beavers went on to score on Mannion's 6-yard pass to Terron Ward to make it 17-17 at halftime.
Mariota had not thrown an interception this season until he had two in the loss to the Wildcats. He had two more interceptions in the first half against the Beavers.
Oregon's sophomore quarterback continued to wear a brace on his left knee. It is believed that he injured his knee during the Ducks' victory over UCLA on Oct. 26 and he's worn the brace since.
Oregon State pulled in front 20-17 on Romaine's 47-yard field goal to open the second half.
But Oregon woke up, and on the next drive Mariota took off on a 21-yard carry despite the brace, before finding Josh Huff with a 28-yard touchdown pass to retake the lead.
Terron Ward slipped on the turf on fourth-and-1 on the Oregon 5 and the Beavers missed a key opportunity to go back ahead. But they closed to 24-23 early in the fourth quarter on Romaine's 37-yard field goal.
Matt Wogan missed a 43-yard field goal for the Ducks with 12:49 to go.
TORONTO (AP) LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 22 and the Miami Heat won their ninth straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 90-83 on Friday.
Ray Allen and Michael Beasley each scored seven points and Chris Bosh fouled out with four points as the Heat won their 13th straight over the Raptors and their seventh straight in Toronto. Miami has not lost to the Raptors since Jan. 27, 2010.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Rudy Gay had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their second straight. Kyle Lowry had 15 for Toronto.
Miami called timeout after back-to-back baskets by Lowry and DeRozan cut it to 83-79 with 5:24 left in the fourth quarter.
After DeRozan missed a pair of free throws, Gay grabbed the rebound and scored on a layup, cutting it to 83-81. James responded with a 3, pushing the lead to five, and Toronto missed its next four shots.
Gay had a chance to end the scoring drought when he went to the free throw line with 1:37 to play, but missed both attempts. James answered with a layup, pushing the lead to seven.
Toronto made just two of 10 free throw attempts in the final quarter.
James' only points in the first came on a reverse slam dunk, but Wade and Chalmers each had six for the Heat, who led 27-22 after one.
James scored eight in the second, including a pair of alley-oop dunks, and Chalmers also had eight as Miami took a 57-43 lead at halftime.
A fast-break dunk by James put Miami up 74-54 with 5:13 left in the third, but the raptors closed the quarter on a 16-4 run, making it 78-70 heading into the fourth.
Toronto's Tyler Hansbrough needed two stitches to close a cut over his left eye in the first half, but he was able to return.
NOTES: The Heat enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at James' Ohio home on Thursday. ... Quincy Acy returned for Toronto after missing the past three games with a sore right ankle.
NEW YORK (AP) Nick Johnson scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and No. 4 Arizona beat No. 6 Duke 72-66 on Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The game was expected to be a matchup of two of the best freshmen in the country and, although Aaron Gordon of Arizona and Jabari Parker of Duke didn't spend a lot of time covering each other, they were both key factors in the outcome.
Gordon, the quiet forward, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds and came up big late with a dunk on an alley-oop pass and then fed Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for a dunk less than a minute later to give the Wildcats (7-0) a 61-51 lead with 3:59 to play.
Parker, who had 19 points for his first game with fewer than 20 points this season, struggled against Arizona's physical defense and was 7 of 21 from the field. He came into the game shooting 60 percent from the field.
The victory gave Arizona its fourth NIT Season Tip-Off title, tying Duke for the most ever.
Johnson, the Wildcats' leading scorer at 17.3 per game, shook off a quiet first half to become the focal point of Arizona's offense. His 3-pointer with 11:07 to play tied the game at 45. He hit another 3 with 6:22 left to give Arizona a 57-48 lead.
He was chosen the tournament MVP.
The Wildcats, who finished with a 36-28 rebound advantage, had five players in double figures. Brandon Ashley had 13 points and Kalen Tarczewski and T.J. McConnell both scored 10. Tarczewski had nine rebounds and McConnell had eight assists.
Rodney Hood led Duke (6-2) with 21 points and eight rebounds. The Blue Devils' other loss was to No. 2 Kansas.
Gordon, who came in averaging 12.5 points and 9.7 rebounds, had a big block of Rasheed Sulaimon with 45 seconds left and the Wildcats leading 65-59.
Duke had won 15 straight games in the NIT Season Tip-Off and had won 15 of its last 17 games played at Madison Square Garden.
The Blue Devils, who came into the game shooting 53.4 percent from the field, finished 25 of 58 from the field, including 4 of 14 from 3-point range, where they came in shooting 44.7 percent. They were held 24 points below their scoring average for the season.
HOUSTON (AP) Jason Kidd said he was just "trying to win" when he intentionally spilled a drink on the court, a stunt that cost him $50,000.
The Brooklyn Nets coach was fined on Thursday, with the NBA saying he intentionally spilled his drink as a stall tactic.
He tried to avoid talking about it Friday, but when pressed, he relented.
"Paul (Pierce) got a great look, but the league fined me for something that I probably shouldn't have done," he said. "We'll move on."
Kidd bumped into Brooklyn reserve Tyshawn Taylor with 8.3 seconds left on Wednesday against the Lakers, causing his drink to spill. A video of the play showed Kidd seeming to ask Taylor to "hit me" as the guard walked toward the bench.
The Nets had time to draw up a play while the floor was being cleaned after the spill but still lost 99-94.
Kidd was asked if he regretted the unusual move and why he decided to go with it.
"It's about trying to win and those guys in that locker room, and I tried to put those guys in a position to get a basket, a good look and we did," he said.
He was also questioned on where he came up with the ploy.
"Um, just listening to other coaches or other owners talk about coaches and what they've done," he said.
Houston coach Kevin McHale offered a one word answer when he was asked for his opinion on the move before Friday night's game against the Nets.
"Expensive," he said with a smile.
When Kidd was told of the comment, he, too, smiled.
"Yes, it was," he said and shook his head.
Kidd, who is in his first year as a coach, was suspended for the first two games of the season after pleading guilty in a drunken driving case.
The Nets are off to a 4-11 start entering Friday's game.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson returned to Minnesota Vikings' practice on Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
Peterson, second in the league with 997 yards rushing, has been limited for three weeks with a groin injury and was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. But the reigning MVP will be "ready to roll" when Minnesota hosts Chicago and its 32nd-ranked run defense Sunday.
Peterson was a full participant in Friday's practice.
Rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes and receiver Joe Webb passed their concussion tests and fully practiced Friday and are listed as probable. The Vikings will be without tight end Kyle Rudolph (broken foot) and cornerback Josh Robinson (fractured sternum) on Sunday.
"We're pretty good health-wise," coach Leslie Frazier said. "All of those guys that we were counting on at this point are looking pretty good. We're not back to full strength, but we do have a lot of guys that are going to participate who we need to be on the field against a good football team on Sunday afternoon."
Coming off the second-highest, single-season rushing total in NFL history, Peterson has played through hamstring and groin injuries this season. He expressed some frustration Friday, but is just 3 yards from the sixth 1,000-yard season in his seven-year NFL career. Last week's 32-carry, 146-yard effort against Green Bay propelled Peterson into second in the league in rushing, just 12 yards away from Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy.
"It's been a little frustrating at times, dealing with the nagging tightness of the hamstring and the groin, and just being 2-8-1," Peterson said. "But you got to be resilient. You got to stay positive and make the best out of it. As far as my mindset, that's what I'm trying to do. You know, I just continue to put in work, take care of my body and just continue to fight."
Peterson has never backed away from making grandiose goals, entering this season with the intent of passing Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record set in 1984. Off the best day of his season last week and facing the league's worst run defense in the Bears, Peterson didn't want to make a prediction for Sunday.
"I'm not going to take it there," Peterson said. "We like to emphasize the run and that's what we're going to try and do, go out there and try to establish the run game. I'm not going to make any predictions, just go out and do what it takes to win. So if that's 150, then 150. Whatever it takes to win, that's what we're trying to do. I'm not trying to predict any number, any kind of stats right now."
Chicago allowed 258 yards rushing to St. Louis in a 42-21 loss last week. Peterson and Toby Gerhart - 91 yards on eight carries - combined to give Minnesota a season-high 232 yards rushing in a 26-26 tie at Green Bay.
The naysayers had been taunting the Kansas City Chiefs all season even as they hit their bye week at 9-0, calling them pretenders and not contenders.
The reasoning was that their schedule, on the heels of a 2-14 campaign a year ago, was soft and that their defensive ranking was built on the backs of losing teams with poor offenses.
Two weeks later, the Chiefs are trying to avoid a three-game losing streak and are home underdogs to Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon.
Denver handled KC two weeks ago, but both teams come off discouraging losses in Week 12 (the Broncos after blowing a 24-0 lead at New England and Kansas City at home to San Diego).
As of Friday, the Chiefs remained 5.5-point home underdogs at most sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, which provides NFL lines to NBCSports.com. The Week 13 trends suggest Denver might be the best play here in this crucial matchup.
While the under is on a 5-0-1 run in this series, the Broncos have won nine straight games against AFC West foes.
On the other hand, the Chiefs check in having lost eight of their last nine in intradivision play, while covering only two of those games. Kansas City is also mired in an 0-3 ATS slide at home, according to the Chiefs-Broncos matchup report.
Elsewhere in Week 13, the Indianapolis Colts have won nine of their last 10 meetings with Tennessee and have covered seven of them. They've also covered seven of their last eight against AFC South foes.
The bad news for Indy is the Titans have covered five straight road games while the Colts have lost two in a row straight-up as home favorites. Indianapolis was -4 on Friday.
In the NFC, in an old-school rivalry, Washington is in on a short week after being stymied by the San Francisco 49ers, and has lost three straight both SU and ATS versus their NFC East rivals this year. The good news, with this being their first meeting with the Giants this season, is Washington has covered five in a row against New York.
The game is currently a pick.
In a potential preview of the NFC Championship Game, the Monday night game features the high-powered New Orleans Saints marching into Seattle's deafening stadium for a battle with the defensive Seahawks.
The Saints, who play in a rather loud venue of their own, have covered six of their last seven appearances on Monday Night Football, but are also on a 2-6 ATS losing skid on the road.
Seattle was favored by five points and arrives on winning streaks of 13-0 SU at home and 5-1-1 ATS on Monday nights. However, they ride an inexplicable 2-11-1 ATS slide following a bye week.
Also after their off week, the Seahawks have played OVER the total 12 of the last 13 years.
See all the NFL lines and totals here at NBC and watch for changes up to game time.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Bo Pelini says he hasn't been told if he'll return for a seventh season as Nebraska's head coach and that he isn't spending any time worrying about it.
After the Cornhuskers' 38-17 loss to Iowa on Friday, Pelini told reporters, "If they want to fire me, go ahead. I believe in what I've done."
Though Pelini is 57-24 at Nebraska, his performance has been heavily scrutinized in the wake of bad losses to UCLA and Minnesota.
The question is whether first-year athletic director Shawn Eichorst believes Pelini is moving the program in the right direction. The Huskers haven't won a conference championship since 1999, and they were eliminated from the Big Ten Legends Division race two weeks ago.