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OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton has three days to get ready for No. 9 Wisconsin, and judging by how the 22nd-ranked Bluejays lked in the second half of their season opener against UMKC, theyll need to make the most out of every one of them.The Bluejays won 89-82 on Friday night, but not before sweating out a comeback attempt that saw the Kangars cut a 28-point deficit with 13 minutes left to single digits.If were the team that scored 76 points in about 28 minutes, well be fine, Creighton coach Greg McDermott said, lking ahead to Tuesdays home game against the Badgers. If were the team that scored 13 in the last 12 minutes, were in trouble.Marcus Foster had 19 points and Maurice Watson Jr. added 17 for the Bluejays, who won their 19th opener in 20 years.UMKC, picked sixth in the eight-team Western Athletic Conference, missed nine of its first 10 shots but found some rhythm on offense as it turned up the defensive pressure in the second half. Martez Harrisons 3-pointer cut Creightons lead to 85-74, and Xavier Bishops 3 finished a 29-10 Kangars run that made it 86-77 with 2:08 left.Harrison, the WACs active career scoring leader, scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Darnell Tillman had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Duane Clark added 10 points for UMKC.Creighton is 22 in the country for a reason, Kangars coach Kareem Richardson said. They punched us in the mouth there in the first half, really knocked us off-kilter. To our guys credit, they did a gd job sticking with it in the second half, climbing back in and making it interesting.Khyri Thomas added 16 points for Creighton, and 7-ft redshirt freshman Justin Patton finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.The Bluejays shot 59 percent in the first half but only 40 percent in the second, and they committed 17 turnovers to the Kangars 13.Its college basketball in November. Its not going to be as pretty as we all would like, McDermott said. I would have liked to have slammed the dr on them when it was 76-48, but it didnt happen. The positive is we found a way to win the game.BIG PICTUREUMKC: The Kangars brought back six seniors from last seasons 12-win team. Clark is a promising freshman who made five of his first six shots, and the 6-8, 250-pound Tillman was 5 for 5. Rest assured, this is the toughest opponent theyll face until visiting No. 3 Kansas on Dec. 6Creighton: McDermott wasnt happy with the way his team played in the second half, but the Bluejays can build off this. They have capable scorers all over the flr, a point guard in Watson who can find them and perhaps a budding star in Patton.POLL IMPLICATIONSCreighton probably wont earn a promotion from No. 22 because of the way it played in the second half, but neither should the Bluejays drop out of the Top 25.HIGHLIGHT REELPatton had three dunks in his first college game, with two on lob passes on back-to-back possessions in the first half. He also tried a behind-the-back pass to Foster in the paint in the second half, but Foster couldnt convert it into a basket.TURNOVER BUGThe Bluejays committed 17 turnovers, with seven by Watson. He was one of only three Big East players to turn over the ball more than 100 times last season, and reducing turnovers was his priority coming into this season.Having seven, regardless of how many minutes I played or whatever the scenario, is unacceptable, he said. I didnt give us a chance to get shots up. When I turned it over, they would go on a run, a 3-on-1 or a 3-on-2. Thats where I need to get better.UP NEXTUMKC plays its home opener against Drake on Tuesday.Creighton hosts No. 9 Wisconsin on Tuesday.---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.orgm.com/" target="_blank">New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. m.com/Frank-Jackson-City-Edition-Jersey/" target="_blank">Frank Jackson Jersey . 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Williams, who compiled a 25-2 edge in winners, wasnt aware of the milestone until she was asked about it in a post-match interview.Jo Wilfried Tsonga and John Isner needed 44 games and 2 hours, 33 minutes to complete the final two sets of their suspended third-round match. The final set featured 36 games and lasted 2 hours, 8 minutes. Tsonga saved a match point at 16-15 in the fifth before overcoming the American 6-7 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 19-17.No. 7 Richard Gasquet, No. 10 Tomas Berdych, No. 32 Lucas Pouille, Nick Kyrgios, and Jiri Vesely also moved on. Other winners in the womens draw included No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 23 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, CoCo Vandeweghe, Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.LONDON -- Novak Djokovics 30-match Grand Slam winning streak ended stunningly Saturday with a 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) loss to Sam Querrey in Wimbledons third round.Djokovic had won the past four major titles in a row -- and was halfway to the first calendar-year Grand Slam for a man since Rod Laver in 1969.Djokovic last exited as early as the third round at any major tournament all the way back in 2009, when he departed the French Open at that stage. He made at least the semifinals at Wimbledon every year since 2010.NBALOS ANGELES -- Jamal Crawford agreed to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, accepting a $42 million, three-year contract offer, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The deal cannot be signed and finalized until at least Thursday, when the NBAs offseason moratorium is lifted.Crawford had interest from other clubs, and was believed to have received a sizable offer from Philadelphia. But the Clippers countered at a level that Crawford apparently wanted, and hes staying in Los Angeles.CHICAGO -- Rajon Rondo has a new beginning in Chicago, and the Bulls have a new starting point guard.The four-time All-Star agreed Sunday on a $30 million, two-year deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.Rondo becomes the Bulls replacement at point guard for Derrick Rose, the former NBA MVP who was traded to the New York Knicks last month.DALLAS -- Deron Williams is re-upping with his hometown Dallas Mavericks, who are also bringing back promising young forward Dwight Powell.Two people with knowledge of the deals said Sunday night that Williams has agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract, while Powell is set for a four-year deal worth $37 million.BOSTON -- Al Horford decided to accept a four-year, $113 million offer to join the Boston Celtics.Horford made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday, and the terms of the detail were confirmed to The Associated Press by a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.DALLAS -- The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden States Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas plans said Saturday.The people spoke to The Associated Press about the potential maximum contract on the condition of anonymity. The Warriors can match any deal for Barnes and are more likely to do so if they dont get an agreement with Kevin Durant.LOS ANGELES -- With Kobe Bryant gone and the team in desperate need of mature leadership, the Los Angeles Lakers are turning to Luol Deng for help on the court and in the locker rm.ddddddddddddThe Lakers and Deng agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract Saturday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The 31-year-old Deng averaged 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds for Miami last season.AUTO RACINGDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Brad Keselowski had his confidence shaken at Daytona International Speedway more than once.He was a gd plate racer, but never could find his way to victory lane at NASCARs most famous track.That changed Saturday night with a dominating performance that gave Team Penske its 100th career Sprint Cup Series victory -- a win that Roger Penske celebrated in victory lane by participating in the traditional champagne spray.More important, it gave Keselowski his long-awaited first win at Daytona.Keselowski led a race-high 115 laps then held off Kyle Busch on a two-lap shtout that sent the race into overtime for one additional lap. It gave him his fifth career Cup win in a restrictor-plate race, but all the others had come at Talladega.SWIMMINGOMAHA, Neb. -- Connor Jaeger had to swim nearly a mile to earn another race at the Olympics. Abbey Weitzeil claimed her second individual event in Rio with a frantic dash from one end of the pl to the other.The final night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials came down to the long and short of it, a pair of races that couldnt provide more of a contrast.Jaeger used a powerful finishing kick to pull away from Jordan Wilimovsky in the 1,500-meter freestyle Sunday night, while Weitzeil claimed victory in the 50 free just ahead of Simone Manuel.TRACK & FIELDEUGENE, Ore. -- Americas Olympic mainstays, Allyson Felix, LaShawn Merritt and Justin Gatlin, are all on their way to Rio de Janeiro. With the best times in the world this year to bt.Gatlins 100-meter run in 9.8 seconds at U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday was the same time he posted last year at world championships in Beijing, where Usain Bolt nudged him out by a hundredth. Bolt pulled out of this weeks Jamaican national championships and his form will be a mystery for at least the next few weeks.Felixs quest at her fourth Olympics is to become the first woman to win gold in both the 200 and 400 meters.Merritt burst down the last 50 meters of the straightaway to finish in 43.97 -- a .76-second romp over Gil Roberts. It was a clinic, reminiscent of Merritts .99-second blowout over rival Jeremy Wariner in the 2008 Olympics.Defending Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton had a score of 8,750 -- nearly 300 short of his world record. A bit frustrating for Eaton, but the score was still notable because it was one point better than the personal best of anyone who can qualify for the event in Rio.GOLFAKRON, Ohio -- In his first start since winning the U.S. Open, Dustin Johnson won another World Golf Championship on Sunday.Johnson ran off three birdies on the back nine at Firestone and closed with a 4-under 66 to win the Bridgestone Invitational. He was helped in part by a surprising collapse by Jason Day.Day, the worlds No. 1 player, was tied for the lead when he hked a 3-wd off the tee on the par-5 16th, hit across the fairway and tried to bend a shot around the pond. He went into the water, making double bogey.PORTLAND, Ore. -- Defending champion Brke Henderson survived some tense moments on the back nine on the way to a four-stroke victory at the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.The second-ranked Henderson shot a 14-under 274 after a final round 71 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, pulling away from American Stacy Lewis, who was 10-under after a 69.Henderson became the first back-to-back winner at Portland since Annika Sorenstam won consecutive tournaments in 2002 and 2003. The 18-year-old is the first wire-to-wire winner at Portland since the tournament went to a 72-hole event in 2013.RENO, Nev. -- Greg Chalmers won the Barracuda Championship at Montreux for his first PGA Tour title, eagling the final hole for a six-point victory in the modified Stableford scoring event.The 42-year-old Australian broke through in his 386th start after entering the week as the active player with the most events without a victory. ' ' '