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Florida State Takes BCS Championship


In college football, Jameis Winston tossed a two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds remaining to give Florida State a 34-31 comeback victory over Auburn in the last BCS championship game. Winston was 6 of 7 for 77 yards on a game-winning drive that took just 66 seconds and was engineered right after Tre Mason ran for a 37-yard touchdown to put the Tigers ahead 31-27 with 1:19 to play. The Heisman Trophy winner threw a pair of touchdown passes for the 14-0 Seminoles, who trailed 21-3 in the second quarter before winning their third national championship.

In the NBA, Joe Johnson snapped out of a slump with 23 points against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets matched a season high with their third straight victory by beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-86.

Darren Collison scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half while the Los Angeles Clippers were building a 60-34 lead in a 101-81 laugher over the Orlando Magic. DeAndre Jordan had 17 rebounds and 14 points as the Clippers regained sole possession of the NBA's Pacific Division lead, a half-game ahead of Golden State.

And Kevin Love scored 16 of his 26 points in the third quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves ripped Philadelphia 126-95.

Checking news on the ice, New York's hockey teams were 1-1 on home ice Monday night. The Islanders spotted Dallas a 2-0 lead before John Tavares notched his fifth career hat trick and had an assist in the Isles' 7-3 rout of the Stars. Sergei Bobrovsky turned back 40 shots before making two more stops in the shootout to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 4-3.

Elsewhere, it was Montreal over Florida 2-1 and Colorado fell to Calgary 4-3.

Finally in golf, Zach Johnson birdied three straight holes on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 66 to win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

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