Rutgers Shocks Florida in 2 OT's, 85-83

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(PISCATAWAY, N.J.) -- The pandemonium was back in Piscataway on Thursday night, but this time it was inside at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

In two overtimes, the Scarlet Knights shocked the Florida Gators, 85-83.  Freshman guard Eli Carter put in 31 points in the game but the biggest two points came in the second overtime when he made the go-ahead basket.

"My teammates had confidence in me," Carter said. "I took the big shot and made it."

Rutgers (8-5) has now rolled off four straight wins. 

For Florida (10-3) it is back to the drawing board.

"I thought the difference in the game, in my opinion, was I thought their guys played the right way," said Florida coach Billy Donovan.

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Durant Sends Mavs' to (0-3) with Last Second Three

Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder (4-0) almost let one slip away on Thursday night, but their all-star Kevin Durant had enough time left on the clock to send the Dallas Mavericks (0-3) home with a 104-103 loss on his last second 3-point buzzer beater.

Vince Carter hit a 3-pointer of his own on the Mavericks' previous trip down the court with 1.4 seconds left.  But that 1.4 was all Durant and the Thunder needed to pull off a thrilling win in front of the home crowd.

"It was crazy, a crazy course of events," Durant said. "When two tough teams always go at it, it always comes down to the last play."

Mavericks forward Shawn Marion was guarding Durant on the last play. "We've got to just go out there and stop worrying about other things and just go out there and just play the game and just play hard," said Marion after the tough loss.

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Baylor Wins a Shootout at the Alamo Bowl

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- College football fans will always remember what happened at the Alamo after the Baylor Bears and Washington Huskies battled it out on Thursday night.

Baylor won a wild 67-56 game which broke a record for total offensive yards with 1,377 yards.  Bears running back Terrance Ganaway rushed for 200 yards with five touchdowns. 

This year's Heisman trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, ran for a touchdown and tossed one as well. He wouldn't say if his next step would be to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft in April.

"I want Baylor nation to enjoy this," Griffin said. "It's not about me. I've got about two weeks. I'll enjoy this the next day, and then the next day, and then I'll make it."

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Scoreboard Roundup - 12/29/11

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: The Orlando Magic (2-1) vanquished the New Jersey Nets (1-2), 94-78.

The Houston Rockets (1-1) bounced the San Antonio Spurs (2-1), 105-85.

The Oklahoma City Thunder (4-0) topped the Dallas Mavericks (0-3), 104-102.

The Portland Trail Blazers (3-0) downed the Denver Nuggets (2-1), 111-102.

The Chicago Bulls (2-1) cruised past the Sacramento Kings (1-2), 108-98.

The Los Angeles Lakers (2-2) ran past the New York Knicks (1-2), 99-82.

Top 25 Men's College Basketball Action: (5) North Carolina (12-2) destroyed Elon (7-5), 100-62.

Rutgers (8-5) outlasted (10) Florida (10-3) in double overtime, 85-83.

Vanderbilt (9-4) blew by (13) Marquette (11-2), 74-57.

(17) Kansas (9-3) made short work of Howard (4-10), 89-34.

(18) Michigan (11-2) defeated Penn State (8-6), 71-53.

(24) Harvard (11-1) topped Boston College (5-8), 67-46.

NHL: The Philadelphia Flyers (22-10-4) doubled up the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-12-4), 4-2.

The New York Islanders (12-17-6) extinguished the Calgary Flames (18-16-4), 3-1.

The Tampa Bay Lightning (16-17-3) zapped the Montreal Canadiens (14-17-7), 4-3.

The Carolina Hurricanes (13-20-6) skated past the Toronto Maple Leafs (18-14-5) in overtime, 4-3.

The Minnesota Wild (21-12-6) sliced the Edmonton Oilers (15-18-3), 4-3.

The Winnipeg Jets (18-15-4) shut out the Los Angeles Kings (18-14-6) in a shootout, 1-0.

The Colombus Blue Jackets (10-22-5) ko'ed the Dallas Stars (20-15-1), 4-1.

The Colorado Avalanche (20-18-1) edged the Phoenix Coyotes (18-16-4), 3-2.

The Vancouver Canucks (24-12-2) beat the Anaheim Ducks (10-20-6), 5-2.

College Football: Florida State (9-4) beat Notre Dame (8-5) in the Champs Sports Bowl, 18-14.

Baylor (10-3) stormed past Washington (7-6), in the Alamo Bowl, 67-56.

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NFL Week 17 Preview: Ravens (11-4) @ Bengals (9-6) 

NFL/Baltimore Ravens/Cincinnati Bengals)(CINCINNATI) -- A huge showdown in the AFC North Sunday afternoon when the Baltimore Ravens (11-4) travel to Ohio to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (9-6).

With a victory, the Ravens can clinch their third division title in franchise history and potentially home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. If the Bengals win or tie, they will secure a playoff berth.

“It’s kind of crazy to think we would be at this point right now,” Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton said. “It’s something I always wanted to do, so I’m just excited about this opportunity.”

Another rookie who has made an impact for Cincinnati this season is wide receiver A.J. Green. The fourth-overall pick in this year's NFL Draft has 63 receptions with 1,031 receiving yards, and 7 touchdowns.

Kickoff is set for 4:15 p.m. Eastern.

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Danks Receives New Contract From White Sox

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher John Danks have agreed to a five-year deal worth $65 million. The lefty would have been eligible for free agency after this upcoming season, but now will reside in the Windy City through 2016.

The 26-year-old Danks was a 15-game winner in 2010, but struggled this past season, going 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA.

“I love Chicago,” Danks said. “I love the people with the White Sox and I want to win here.”

In his five-year major league career, Danks has compiled a record of 54-56 with a 4.04 ERA and 714 strikeouts.

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Romo Practices for Second Straight Day

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who bruised his throwing hand during Dallas' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Eve, practiced for the second straight day on Thursday.

Romo's participation in practice is a good sign for the Cowboys, who visit the New York Giants on Sunday night in what is the regular season finale for both teams.  The Cowboys and Giants are both 8-7 this season, and the winner of the game will make the playoffs as NFC East champions, while the loser will head home.

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Kahne Apologizes For Tweets

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) -- NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has apologized for ranting on Twitter after seeing a woman breastfeeding in a supermarket.

"Just walking though supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kid," one of Kahne's tweets read.  "Took second look because obviously I was seeing things. I wasn't!"

Kahne later posted an apology on his Facebook page.

"I understand that my comments regarding breastfeeding posted on Twitter were offensive to some people," Kahne said. "For that, I apologize. It was in no way my intention to offend any mother who chooses to breastfeed her child, or, for that matter, anyone who supports breast feeding children. I want to make that clear."

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Nadal To Take Extended Break

Phil Ellsworth/ESPN(ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates) -- Tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has won 10 Grand Slam titles, will take an extended break after the Australian Open to recover from a shoulder injury.

Nadal, who is in Abu Dhabi for an exhibition tournament, said he suffered the injury in November.  The Spaniard won the French Open this year and also helped Spain win the Davis Cup.

The Australian Open begins January 16.

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Alex Rodriguez Sees German Doctor for Treatment

Nick Laham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has taken a page from Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and headed overseas for medical treatment. The New York Post first reported that Rodriguez traveled to Germany so he could receive Orthokine therapy on his right knee and left shoulder. Rodriguez made the trip after Bryant recommended the treatment to the 36-year old Rodriguez.

The treatment Rodriguez went through uses the patient's own blood, which is drawn from the arm and is then placed in a centrifuge in order to separate a certain protein. That mix with the protein is then injected into the problem area.

Major League Baseball has approved the procedure, and it is even performed in the United States, but Rodriguez went to Germany because the doctor there was at the top of his respective field.

Rodriguez struggled with injuries for much of last season, as he played in just 99 games. He still has six years left on his ten-year, $275 million contract.

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