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Associated Press

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 6:30 AM

PHOENIX OPEN

Mickelson misses chance for tour 36-hole record

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson birdied the ninth hole a day too late and missed a chance to break the PGA Tour's 36-hole scoring record when he finished with a double bogey after driving into the water.

Mickelson followed his opening 60 with a 65 on Friday in the Phoenix Open to reach 17-under 125, a stroke off the tour record for the first two rounds of a tournament set by Pat Perez in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic and matched by David Toms at Colonial in 2011.

Mickelson tied the Phoenix Open record set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001.

A day after missing a chance for a 59 when his 25-foot putt on the ninth caught the right edge, curled 180 degrees and stayed out, Mickelson hit to 4 feet and rolled the downhill putt into the center of the cup.

Bill Haas was second, four strokes back.

MAVERICKS-SUNS

Without Nowitzki, Mavericks beat Suns 109-99

PHOENIX (AP) — O.J. Mayo scored 20 points to lead six Dallas players in double figures and the Mavericks, despite the absence of Dirk Nowitzki, added to their mastery of Phoenix with a 109-99 victory over the Suns on Friday night.

Darren Collison added 19 points and Vince Carter 17 for the Mavericks, minus Nowitzki for the second game in as many nights because of a sore right hip.

Shannon Brown scored 20 and Goran Dragic added 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Suns, 0-3 against Dallas this season and losers of 11 of the last 12 in the series.

The Suns lost at home for the first time in four games since interim coach Lindsey Hunter took over from the fired Alvin Gentry.

COYOTES-STARS

Jagr, Benn lift Stars to 4-3 SO win over Coyotes

DALLAS (AP) — Jaromir Jagr and Jamie Benn scored in a shootout to lift the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.

After netting four goals in the opener against Phoenix, the Stars had scored only nine times in the next six games before breaking out.

Antoine Roussel scored in his NHL debut, rookie defenseman Brenden Dillon had his first career goal, and Michael Ryder also scored as Dallas snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1).

Phoenix trailed 2-0 and 3-2 before getting even in the third period. Radim Vrbata had the only goal for the Coyotes (2-4-2) in the shootout.

Martin Hanzal scored twice in the second period after missing two games because of a lower-body injury, Vrbata added a goal and an assist, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two assists for Phoenix.

COYOTES-OWNER

NHL to continue running Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NHL is hopeful it can still sell the Phoenix Coyotes even though prospective owner Greg Jamison missed a deadline with the city of Glendale.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued a statement Friday saying the league will continue to work with Glendale to move the process forward to resolve the team's ownership issue.

Jamison failed to finish his purchase of the franchise from the NHL before midnight Thursday, the deadline set in a 20-year, $308 million lease agreement he reached with Glendale for Jobing.com Arena.

Coyotes chief operating officer Mike Nealy said the team will continue to be owned by the NHL and will work with Glendale to close a deal to keep it in Arizona.

WASHINGTON-ARIZONA

Washington women beat Arizona 74-65

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kristi Kingma scored 22 points and Washington's starters all scored in double figures as the Huskies defeated Arizona 74-65 Friday night for their fifth consecutive win.

The five players accounted for all but four points for Washington (15-5, 7-2 Pac-12). Jazmine Davis returned after being sidelined with a concussion and scored 13 points. Aminah Williams also had 13 points.

Talia Walton added 12 points and had a team-high eight rebounds for the Huskies and Mercedes Wetmore scored 10 points.

Davellyn Whyte led the Wildcats (11-9, 3-6) with 20 points. Kama Griffitts scored 15 points for Arizona, which has lost four in a row.

Arizona held a 46-33 edge on the boards, led by Alli Gloyd who had nine rebounds.

WASHINGTON ST-ARIZONA ST

Washington State women defeat Arizona State 54-43

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Lia Galdeira had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven steals to lead Washington State to a 54-43 victory over Arizona State Friday night.

The Cougars (7-13, 3-6 Pac-12) led 30-20 at halftime and kept a double-figure lead throughout the second half. It was a 24-point margin with 4 minutes to go, after which Arizona State outscored Washington State 17-4 to make the final score a little closer.

The Sun Devils (11-10, 3-6) shot just 19 percent in the second half. Four of their six field goals after halftime were 3-pointers.

Arnecia Hawkins scored 18 points to lead Arizona State. She had four 3-pointers in the game, three in the second half.

WHITE SOX-LARS ANDERSON

White Sox claim 1B Lars Anderson off waivers

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have claimed Lars Anderson off waivers after the first baseman was cut by the Arizona Diamondbacks last month.

The 25-year-old Anderson played six games for Boston last year and went 1 for 8. He hit .250 with nine homers and 59 RBIs in 111 games for Triple-A Pawtucket and Columbus.

Anderson was traded to Cleveland on July 31, and the Indians sent him to Arizona in the December deal that sent pitching prospect Trevor Bauer to Cleveland. The Diamondbacks designated Anderson for assignment on Jan. 24.

The White Sox announced the move on Friday, filling their 40-man roster.

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