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Sports Briefs November 6, 2010

| November 6, 2010 9:00 PM

Lee Westwood's 5-wood was enough to carry the water on the par-5 18th, but he was left with a nearly impossible shot and made par, leaving him one shot behind Italy's Francisco Molinari on Friday at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Ernie Els (65), Jaco Van Zyl (66) and Richie Ramsay (68) were 7 under. Tiger Woods (72) and Phil Mickelson (71) were in a group at 4 under.

• Defending champion John Cook shot a 2-under 69 at Harding Park in San Francisco to take a one-stroke lead over Tom Kite and Tom Lehman in the Champions Tour's Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Knicks 112, Wizards 91: Toney Douglas had 19 points and 10 rebounds and host New York beat Washington.

Bucks 94, Pacers 90: At Indianapolis, John Salmons scored 22 points to help Milwaukee past Indiana.

Magic 105, Nets 90: Dwight Howard had 30 points and 16 rebounds, and host Orlando extended its recent dominance over New Jersey.

Cavaliers 123, 76ers 116: Anderson Varejao had 23 points and visiting Cleveland held off Philadelphia.

Hawks 113, Timberwolves 103: At Minneapolis, Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 22 points in Atlanta's win over Minnesota.

Celtics 110, Bulls 105 OT: Kevin Garnett scored 16 points and host Boston held on to beat Chicago.

Pistons 97, Bobcats 90: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Ben Gordon scored 20 points lead Detroit over Charlotte.

Hornets 96, Heat 93: Emeka Okafor scored 26 points to lead visiting Charlotte over New Orleans.

Suns 123 Grizzlies 118, 2 OT: Jason Richardson scored 38 points to lead host Phoenix past Memphis.

Lakers 108, Raptors 103: Pau Gasol scored 30 points and host Los Angeles Lakers held off Toronto.

Warriors 85, Jazz 78: At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Curry scored 20 points and Golden State beat Utah.

Nuggets 111, Clippers 104: Arron Afflalo scored 16 points to lead Denver past Los Angeles.

Canadiens 3, Sabres 2: Benoit Pouliot scored twice in visiting Montreal's win over Buffalo.

Wild 2, Flames 1: At St. Paul, Minn., Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves to lift Minnesota over Calgary.

Rangers 3, Devils 0: At Newark, N.J., Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves and New York kept New Jersey winless at home.

Capitals 5, Bruins 3: John Carlson scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:35 left, and host Washington beat Boston.

Panthers 7, Hurricanes 4: At Sunrise, Fla., Chris Higgins broke a tie late in the second period and Florida beat Carolina.

Stars 6, Coyotes 3: Loui Eriksson scored twice and host Dallas beat Phoenix.

Red Wings 3, Oilers 1: Jimmy Howard made 29 saves to lift visiting Detroit over Edmonton.

Ducks 3, Penguins 2: Host Anaheim overcame two goals by Sidney Crosby to beat Pittsburgh.

Horse Racing

A jockey brawl in the winner's circle and long-shot victories made for a wild opening day at the Breeders' Cup, capped by Unrivaled Belle's victory in the $2 million Ladies' Classic under the lights at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano traded punches after the first Breeders' Cup race, with an enraged Borel needing to be restrained. He was furious about a move in tight quarters by Castellano.

- The Associated Press

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