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Okla. City 106Memphis 89
Dallas at Golden State(n)
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Pittsburgh 3N.Y. Rangers 0
Buffalo 7Boston 4
Toronto 3Washington 2
N.Y. Islanders 5New Jersey 4 (OT)
St. Louis 4Columbus 1
Florida 6Winnipeg 3
Colorado 6Calgary 3
Nashville at Los Angeles(n)
Edmonton at San Jose(n)
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Michigan State 80Illinois 75
Arizona 57Washington 53
Saint Louis 75Butler 58
Gonzaga at Marymount(n)
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Vijay Singh withdrew from the Phoenix Open on Thursday, a day after saying he used deer-antler spray and was "absolutely shocked" that it may contain a banned substance.
Singh cited a back injury in pulling out before the first round.
The 49-year-old Fijian first revealed he used the spray in an interview with Sports Illustrated. The magazine said Singh paid one of the owners of Sports With Alternatives To Steroids $9,000 last November for the spray, hologram chips and other products.
The magazine also reported Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis sought help from SWATS in his recovery from a torn right triceps. The company says its deer-antler substance contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone.
Singh said in a statement Wednesday that while he used deer-antler spray he was not aware he may have been violating the PGA Tour's anti-doping policy.
Doug Barron is the only player to be suspended under the tour's anti-doping policy, missing part of 2009 and most of 2010.
"No doubt, Randy probably was the most gifted receiver to ever step on the football field, but I was one of the guys that was always going to outwork you. I might not have been like the most talented, but I was going to outwork you, and a lot of guys don't want to sacrifice like that." -- Former 49ers star Jerry Rice, on Randy Moss calling himself the best receiver in NFL history.
In Saturday's edition, look for Ed Gruver's story on Manheim Township-Hempfield boys' basketball and Jason Fulginiti's coverage from Ephrata-Cocalico girls' basketball.