Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bulls End Knicks' Streak

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bulls End Knicks' Streak

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Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat visiting New York, 118-111, in overtime and end the Knicks' 13-game run.

Robinson came up big down the stretch, scoring eight points in the extra period.

Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16, and the Bulls busted a long streak for the second time in about a two-week span, ending the Miami Heat's 27-game run -- the second-longest in NBA history -- on March 27.

College basketball

Furman hired Colorado State assistant Niko Medved as its men's basketball coach. Medved spent the past six years at Colorado State. He was previously at Furman for seven seasons under Larry Davis.

* Campbell, in Buies Creek, N.C., hired Richmond assistant Kevin McGeehan as its new coach. McGeehan, who spent eight years at Richmond, replaces Robbie Laing, who was fired last month after eight losing seasons in 10 years.

Women's college basketball

Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is returning to Southern California as the head coach, replacing Michael Cooper, who quit last month after four seasons. Cooper-Dyke played on the Trojans' NCAA championship teams in 1983 and 1984 alongside Cheryl Miller. USC went 114-15 during Cooper-Dyke's four seasons, also reaching the 1986 NCAA title game. Cooper-Dyke coached last season at Texas Southern.

College football

Quarterback Michael Rocco, who transferred from Virginia after last season, will have to sit out a year at Richmond after the NCAA denied his appeal for a transfer exception. NCAA bylaws require a player have two seasons of eligibility to qualify for the exception, and Rocco only has one.

Auto racing

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking that Fox network not broadcast the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday that is sponsored by the National Rifle Association. Murphy said the race will give national attention "to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate. …

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