Cowboys upset Saints...Utes play Huskies for Pac 12 title...Buffalo beats Milwaukee at Belfast Classic
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have improved to 7-5 and assured they will at least remain tied for the NFC East lead with a 13-10 upset win over the New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys’ fourth straight win ended New Orleans’ 10-game winning streak. The Dallas defense came up big, holding the NFL’s highest-scoring offense to a season-low 176 yards.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No. 17 Utah plays No. 10 Washington tonight for the Pac-12 title and a trip to the Rose Bowl. Utah, which moved to the Pac-12 in 2011, has made a bowl game the past four years but is seeking its first trip ever to the Rose Bowl. The Huskies haven’t been to the Rose Bowl since the end of the 2000 season. They beat Colorado in the conference title game two years ago, earning a spot in the four-team playoff.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 21 points, Nick Perkins added 20 with nine rebounds, and No. 21 Buffalo beat Milwaukee 96-77 today in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland. CJ Massinburg contributed 16 points as the Bulls improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season. Buffalo will meet the winner of today’s game between San Francisco and Stephen F. Austin in the championship game of the Goliath bracket tomorrow.
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has ordered an inquiry into the amateur boxing federation, which elected an alleged heroin trafficker as president four weeks ago. The IOC says the inquiry into finance, governance and ethics by a three-member panel “can lead to the withdrawal of recognition” of AIBA. Member federations elected Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan as president in Moscow on Nov. 3 despite the U.S. Treasury Department putting him on a sanctions list.
UNDATED (AP) — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has prompted Golden State star Stephen (STEH’-fen) Curry to improve online access to his shoes for kids. Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn’t buy his Curry 5 shoes because they were only available online for boys. The two-time MVP and five-time All-Star apologized in a hand-written note and offered to fix the problem. He also promised to send Riley 2 pairs of shoes and invited her to a Warriors game on March 8, which is International Women’s Day.