MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - After a poor defensive performance in the first quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies turned up the pressure all the way until the last minute. The Grizzlies held New Orleans to a mere nine points in the third period and then forced a key turnover by DeMarcus Cousins in the final seven seconds to help them defeat the Pelicans 105-102 on Wednesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says running back DeMarco Murray will not play against the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round. Mularkey said Wednesday that Murray is not close enough to play Saturday night in New England. The coach had listed Murray as day to day after the Titans (10-7) beat Kansas City in the wild-card round.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Deng Adel scored 16 points and Louisville rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat 23rd-ranked Florida State 73-69 on Wednesday night and snap the Seminoles' 28-game home winning streak. Ray Spalding added 15 points for the Cardinals (12-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who made six 3-pointers in the second half. Ryan McMahon, who scored 11 points, had three 3-pointers in the final 20 minutes, including one that gave the Cardinals the lead and another with 59 seconds remaining that pushed the lead to 71-66.
NEW YORK (AP) - A horse stabled at Belmont Park has tested positive for the equine herpes virus-1. The 3-year-old colt, which has yet to be named or raced, is trained by Linda Rice. New York Racing Association officials said Wednesday that the horse has shown no neurological symptoms of the virus. He tested positive after developing a fever and a mild respiratory issue.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Suspended Louisville freshman Brian Bowen Jr. has signed to play with South Carolina. Bowen was held out of practices and games after Louisville announced it was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe of bribery in college basketball that led to the firing of coach Rick Pitino. The 6-foot-7 forward will sit out the next two semesters before hitting the court, due to NCAA transfer rules.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.