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Sports Briefs November 16, 2010

| November 16, 2010 8:00 PM

Baseball

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz wound up together on the winning side Monday when they voted the Rookies of the Year.

Earlier this month, Posey singled off Feliz as the Giants beat Texas in the clinching Game 5 of the World Series.

Posey hit several key home runs and helped the Giants win the crown for the first time since 1954. He easily outdistanced Atlanta outfielder Jason Heyward for the National League award.

Feliz, the rocket-armed righty who set a rookie record with 40 saves as Texas reached its first World Series, finished far ahead of Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson for the AL honor.

• The Cincinnati Reds agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal with catcher Ramon Hernandez, who started a team-high 85 games behind the plate last season.

The 34-year-old batted .297 with seven homers and 48 RBIs.

• The Philadelphia Phillies re-signed right-hander Jose Contreras, agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2013.

Football

Idaho State University fired head football coach John Zamberlin after four seasons. His record at Idaho State is 6-38, including a 1-9 mark this season.

Bobcats 113, Timberwolves 110: Gerald Wallace set a franchise record with 17 free throws made to help host Charlotte beat Minnesota.

Magic 89, Grizzlies 72: Dwight Howard had 18 points and 14 rebounds and host Orlando smothered Memphis.

Suns 100, Nuggets 94: At Phoenix, Hakim Warrick scored 21 points to lead Phoenix past Denver.

Mavericks 98, Hornets 95: Jason Terry scored 26 points and host Dallas handed New Orleans its first loss of the season.

Thunder 115, Jazz 108: At Salt Lake City, Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Oklahoma City beat Utah.

Warriors 101, Pistons 97: At Oakland, Calif., Monta Ellis scored 27 points and Golden State beat Detroit.

Nets 110, Clippers 96: Brook Lopez scored 24 points and New Jersey beat Los Angeles.

Top 25 Men

No. 7 Kansas 79, Valparaiso 44: At Lawrence, Kan., Marcus Morris scored 22 point to lead the Jayhawks (2-0) over the Crusaders (1-1).

No. 20 Georgetown 69, Tulane 53: At Washington D.C., Austin Freeman scored 23 points as Georgetown (2-0) built a big early lead then needed another run to put away Tulane (1-1) in the Hoyas' home opener.

No. 19 Memphis at Miami, late

New York Islanders Scott Gordon was fired in his third year as coach, after dropping 10 games in a row in the final year of his contract.

Rangers 3, Penguins 2, OT: Ryan Callahan scored 3:38 into overtime and visiting New York beat Pittsburgh.

Bruins 3, Devils 0: Tim Thomas made 28 saves for his fourth shutout of the season in host Boston's victory over New Jersey.

Flyers 5, Senators 1: Captain Mike Richards scored two goals to lead host Philadelphia over Ottawa.

Avalanche 6, Blues 3: At Denver, Defenseman John-Michael Liles scored twice and Colorado beat St. Louis.

Sabres 4, Canucks 3, OT: Tyler Myers scored 4:37 into overtime to lift host Buffalo past Vancouver.

Sharks 6, Kings 3: Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists to lead host San Jose over Los Angeles.

- The Associated Press

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