Gaels get 20th win by beating LMU in Moraga

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Gaels get 20th win by beating LMU in Moraga

Feb. 5, 2011BOX SCORE SAINT MARY'S PAGE

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Matthew Dellavedova broke out of a three-game shooting slump to score 23 points, Mickey McConnell added 16 points and 10 assists and Saint Mary's held on to beat Loyola Marymount 79-70 on Saturday night.Rob Jones scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Mitchell Young also had 15 points to help the Gaels (20-4, 8-1 West Coast) to their second straight win following last week's loss to Portland.Saint Mary's, which made it to the regional semifinals before losing to Baylor last season, remained in first place in the WCC and reached the 20-win plateau for the fourth straight year under coach Randy Bennett.Ashley Hamilton scored 16 points for Loyola Marymount (9-15, 1-8), which has lost seven of eight. The Lions played without leading scorer Drew Viney, who was scratched from the lineup before the game due to a migraine headache.

Despite losing record with Rams, Fisher gets contract extension

Despite losing record with Rams, Fisher gets contract extension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Los Angeles Rams have given coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead contract extensions.

Rams spokesman Artis Twyman confirmed the moves before Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. The deal for Fisher was first reported by the NFL Network, which said it was a two-year extension through 2018.

Twyman said he couldn't comment on terms of the deals. He said, "I think that's something coach Fisher will discuss after the game."

In his fifth season with the Rams, the first four in St. Louis, Fisher has presided over a 31-43-1 record. They have yet to finish above .500 in his tenure and they haven't made the playoffs since 2004.

Snead also became the Rams' general manager in 2012, taking over a 2-14 team.

Both Fisher and Snead were in the final month of their deals. Owner Stan Kroenke, who moved the franchise from St. Louis to Los Angeles this year, has praised Fisher, a Southern California native, for capably shepherding the team's move.

Fisher was in a similar position in 1997 when the Houston Oilers moved to Nashville. He oversaw that transition during his fourth season in charge of that franchise, and by 1999 the Titans were AFC champions, losing, coincidentally, to the Rams in the Super Bowl.

Fisher coached the Titans through 2010, then was hired by the Rams after sitting out the 2011 season.

Fisher also has been a co-chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, which helps set the rules.

Before joining the Rams, Snead spent 13 seasons in the Falcons' front office.

NBA Gameday: Kings in Big Apple, look to slow down Porzingis, Knicks

NBA Gameday: Kings in Big Apple, look to slow down Porzingis, Knicks

The Sacramento Kings hit the Big Apple Sunday evening in hopes of snapping their two-game losing streak. Standing in there way is a rebuilt and reinvigorated New York Knicks team.

DeMarcus Cousins had his four-game streak of games with 30 or more points snapped Friday night. He finished the game with 28, but he missed a two-minute stretch in the mid-fourth quarter with a cut next to his right eye that required eight stitches after the loss to the Celtics.

New York is coming off back-to-back wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves and they are 7-3 over their last 10. Carmelo Anthony leads the way, averaging 22.6 points per game, but second-year big Kristaps Porzingis and veteran Derrick Rose are both posting big numbers under head coach Jeff Hornacek.

OPENING LINE:
Knicks by 2

MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Rudy Gay vs. Carmelo Anthony -- These two grew up in the same area of Maryland and know each other very well. After a quick start to the season, Gay’s numbers have dropped over Sacramento’s last eight games. He comes in averaging 19.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in 34.7 minutes per game. Anthony hasn’t showed any signs of slowing in year 14. The 11-time All-Star is a tough cover and Gay will have his hands full.

WHERE THEY STAND:
Kings: 7-12, fourth place in Pacific

Knicks: 10-9, third place in Atlantic

INJURY REPORT:
Kings: No injuries to report.

Knicks: C Joakim Noah (ankle) questionable, Courtney Lee (ankle) questionable.

SERIES HISTORY:
Sacramento swept the Knicks last year 2-0 in the season series. The Kings hold a 153-142 advantage over the Knicks all-time, but New York leads 33-29 during the Sacramento-era.

QUOTE:
“If we don’t figure this thing out, we’re going to continue to have these types of games and just another losing season.” -DeMarcus Cousins following the Kings loss in Boston on Friday night