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WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap


Albany, NY – Well the Rangers rally to win the Winter Classic...

Yesterday outdoors at a chilly Citizens Bank Park, Brad Richards slapped home the go-ahead goal early in the third, as the Rangers skated to a 3-2 win over the Flyers - Sound courtesy of NBC. Mike Rupp also scored twice for New York, who leads the Eastern Conference with 52 points.

In Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson's overtime power play goal propelled the Senators to a 3-2 win over New Jersey.
Elsewhere, Edmonton downed Chicago 4-3, Colorado nipped Los Angeles 2-1 in a shootout, and San Jose beat Vancouver 3-2 in a shootout.

To college football... Last night in Glendale, Quinn Sharp's 22-yard field goal in overtime gave Oklahoma State a 41-38 win over Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl.

In Pasadena, Darron Thomas passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns as Oregon outscored Wisconsin 45-38 to win the Rose Bowl.

In Tampa, Dan Conroy's 28-yard field goal in triple overtime lifted Michigan State to a 33-30 win over 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl.

In Dallas, Case Keenum threw for 532 yards and three touchdowns as Houston hammered Penn State 30-14 in the Ticket City Bowl.

In Orlando, Connor Shaw threw two touchdown passes as South Carolina cruised to a 30-13 win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.

And in Jacksonville... Sound courtesy of ESPN. Andre Debose also returned a kickoff 99 yards to paydirt, as the Gators posted a 24-17 win over Ohio State in the Gator Bowl.

To the NBA, Atlanta dumped Miami 100-92, Dallas downed Oklahoma City 100-87, Indiana got past New Jersey 108-94, Toronto topped the Knicks 90-85, Utah held off New Orleans 94-90, Denver got past Milwaukee 91-86, Boston bounced Washington 100-92, Detroit dropped Orlando 89-78, Phoenix edged Golden State 102-91, and Minnesota beat San Antonio 106-96. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili broke his left hand in the loss - he's out indefinitely.

And in NFL news, the Rams have fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo following a disappointing 2-14 season, and the Buccaneers have parted ways with head coach Raheem Morris after his squad dropped ten straight games to end the season.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.