Toronto’s DeMarre Carroll inbounds the ball with 2.4 seconds to play, and DeMarcus Cousins deflects it. Terrence Ross chases down the ball and makes a deep 3- pointer at the buzzer that appears to send the game into overtime. The NBA’s replay center in New Jersey rules 2.5 seconds had elapsed on the play, nullifying Ross’ shot and securing a 102-99 win for host Sacramento.
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A rainstorm that dumped almost a half inch between the second and third quarters helps keep Tom Brady and the New England Patriots scoreless for more than 30 minutes and allows the 49ers to hang around. Once the storm passes, Brady takes over and leads the Patriots to a 30-17 win.
If the Raiders beat the Houston Texans on Monday night in Mexico City, Oakland will share the best record in the AFC with the 8-2 New England Patriots, who beat the 49ers 30-17 on Sunday.
NFL kickers on Sunday combine to miss 12 extra points, a record for one week in the Super Bowl era. Cincinnati’s Mike Nugent and Robbie Gould of the New York Giants each miss twice.
Jimmie Johnson is practically gifted his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title when Carl Edwards’ aggressive attempt to win the championship ends in a wreck. Johnson gets the restart of his life in overtime, takes the lead on the very last lap of the race, wins for the first time in his career at Homestead-Miami Speedway and grabs the final Sprint Cup trophy of the season.
The Sacramento State and UC Davis men’s basketball teams will duel in the new home of the Sacramento Kings for the next four years. The doubleheader with No. 25 Cal and San Diego State on Monday night will be the first college games at the Golden 1 Center.
Sacramento’s Scott McCarron wins the Pebble Beach Invitational on Sunday, beating fellow Sacramento native Kevin Sutherland by one stroke.
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