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Warriors win again...Cavs, Cards win in hoops...Sweet music for Irish...Bulldogs crush Louisville

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 31, 2014 at 12:11 a.m.



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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors improved their NBA-best record to 25-5 by crushing Philadelphia 126-86. Marcus Speights had a team-high 23 points for the Warriors, who led by 27 at halftime. The Warriors had seven players score in double figures, including Leandro Barbosa's 17 points off the bench.

UNDATED (AP) — Third-ranked Virginia and No. 5 Louisville were among Tuesday's winners on the top-25 men's basketball schedule. Anthony Gill led the 12-0 Cavaliers with a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds in an 83-72 victory over Davidson. Terry Rozier scored 23 points and Montrez (mahn-TREHZ') Harrell added 16 to lead the Cardinals past Long Beach State 63-48.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Notre Dame has won the Music City Bowl in Nashville, beating No. 22 LSU 31-28 on Kyle Brindza's 32-yard field goal as time expired. Irish quarterback Malik Zaire threw for a touchdown and ran for another to help the Irish finish 8-5. Tigers freshman Leonard Fournette ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns, and also returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Nick Chubb ran for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns to carry 13th-ranked Georgia to a 37-14 rout of No. 20 Louisville in the Belk Bowl at Charlotte. Chubb allowed the Bulldogs to overcome the loss of quarterback Hutston Mason, who threw for 149 yards and a TD before leaving with blurred vision in the second quarter with Georgia ahead 20-7. Georgia's defense came up with four turnovers, with Dominick Sanders recording two interceptions.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have moved into a tie with Tampa Bay for both the NHL's Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division leads. P.A. Parenteau (PAR'-ehn-toh) scored the lone shootout goal and Dustin Tokarski stopped 36 shots as the Canadiens won for the seventh time in eight games, beating Florida 2-1. Brendan Gallagher scored late in the second period, and the lead stood up until Nick Bjugstad (BYOOG'-stad) tallied with 1:49 left in regulation.

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