RedHawks honor Ravens' Harbaugh with bronze statue
OXFORD -- John Harbaugh likes the pose on his bronze statue.
The Baltimore Ravens coach was added to Miami (Ohio) University's Cradle of Coaches on Saturday. He unveiled a sculpture of himself with right arm raised in triumph. Harbaugh says he'd like to strike that pose a few more times this season.
It's the ninth statue on a plaza outside the football stadium in Oxford, Ohio, joining the likenesses of Earl "Red" Blaik, Paul Brown, Carm Cozza, Paul Dietzel, Weeb Ewbank, Ara Parseghian, John Pont and Bo Schembechler.
Harbaugh, a 1984 Redhawks graduate, was honored for leading Baltimore to a Super Bowl title two years ago. The Ravens finished 8-8 last season, the first time they failed to reach the playoffs in Harbaugh's six seasons.
Luke Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday.
Donald has done just about everything on Harbour Town Golf Links the past five years -- except win. He lost in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run of four top-three finishes since 2009. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to finish at 8-under 205 and carry the lead into Sunday here for the second time in that stretch.
Huh shot a 68 and was at 6-under.
Major champions Charl Schwartzel (68) and Jim Furyk (71) headed a group tied for third at 5-under.
Matt Kuchar, ranked sixth in the world, shot 70 as part of a group another shot back at 4-under.
Former Kent State star Ben Curtis missed the cut after shooting a two-round total of 155 (79-76) for a 13-over score.
Warriors beat L.A. Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener
LOS ANGELES -- Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
Stephen Curry added 14 points for the Warriors, who trailed by 11 points to start the game before rallying in the third when Griffin and Paul were on the bench together.
Paul led the Clippers with 28 points, and J.J. Redick added 22 points in 30 minutes. Griffin finished with 16 points, fouling out with 48 seconds left and the game tied at 105. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Williams scores 24 as Brooklyn beats Toronto 94-87
TORONTO -- Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
Shaun Livingston scored 10 points and Kevin Garnett had five as the Nets won despite making 4-of-24 3-pointers.
Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Raptors.
Valanciunas is the second Raptors player to have a double double in his postseason debut. Tracy McGrady had 25 points and 10 rebounds against New York in his first playoff game in 2000.
Valanciunas also set a Raptors record for playoff rebounds by surpassing Keon Clark, who had 16 against Detroit in 2002.
Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to May 2011. Game 2 is Tuesday in Indy.
Indiana, which spent the whole season working to get home-court advantage in the playoffs, wasted no time in giving it right back with a dismal third quarter. Paul George finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.