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Tide beats Clemson to win championship...Warriors, Spurs keep winning...Panthers' streak ends

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 12, 2016 at 12:10 a.m.



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GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Alabama is college football's national champion for the fourth time in seven years after Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns in the Crimson Tide's 45-40 win over Clemson at Glendale, Ariz. O.J. Howard had touchdown grabs of 53 and 51 yards while setting an Alabama bowl game record with 208 receiving yards. The Tigers lost despite Deshaun Watson, who completed 30 of his 47 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are an NBA-best 36-2 after Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson led them to a 111-103 win over Miami. Curry shot just 11-for-27 from the field and 4-for-7 from 3-point range, but he still finished with a game-high 31 points. Green delivered 22 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, while Thompson added 17 points and seven boards in the Warriors' 36th consecutive regular-season home win.

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge delivered 25 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs earned their eighth consecutive win, crushing the Nets 106-79 in Brooklyn. Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard had 17 points for the Spurs, who led by seven before outscoring Brooklyn 32-18 in the third quarter. The Nets absorbed their 10th straight home loss and fifth in a row overall to fall to 10-28.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Florida Panthers had won an NHL season-high 12 in a row before the Vancouver Canucks scored the last three goals in a 3-2 overtime win against the Cats. Daniel Sedin (seh-DEEN') ended the game with a power-play goal 2:21 into OT after starting Vancouver's comeback with a second-period goal. Jake Virtanen (vur-TAN'-ehn) also scored and Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 shots for the Canucks.

NEW YORK (AP) — Third-period goals by Derick Brassard and Jesper Fast (fahst) gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 comeback win over the Bruins at Madison Square Garden. Brassard tied it 35 seconds into the period, and Fast notched the game-winner with 1:42 remaining to give the Rangers a 4-2-1 record since a 3-9-2 skid. Jimmy Hayes had the lone goal for the Bruins, who have won just twice in their last nine games following an 11-1-3 hot streak.

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