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Redick scores just enough

Shelden Williams had 26 points and 11 rebounds and J.J. Redick overcome a horrid start to score 22 points as No. 1 Duke beat Georgia Tech, 73-66, on Wednesday night in Atlanta.

Entering the game with a chance to become the career leading scorer in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Redick missed 15 of his first 17 shots, but he did hit the go-ahead jumper with 8:51 remaining.

"I don't think he's ever been 2-of-17, but we just believe that the next shot is your first shot," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "To me, that's mental toughness."

Redick needs nine points to break the ACC mark of 2,587 set by Wake Forest's Dickie Hemric 51 years ago. The Blue Devils' next game is Saturday in Philadelphia against Temple.

Duke (26-1, 14-0) has won 20 of 21 games against Georgia Tech since losing in Atlanta 10 years ago. The Yellow Jackets (10-15, 3-11) have lost three straight overall.

In Philadelphia, Mardy Collins scored 22 points and Temple (15-10, 8-6 Atlantic 10) held Richmond (11-15, 4-9) to its lowest point total in more than 60 years in a 69-30 victory.


Bonds waffles on future

Barry Bonds arrived at spring training Wednesday, said he might not decide until next winter whether to play in 2007 and made it clear he wants to remain with the San Francisco Giants if he does extend his career.

"San Francisco is my home. That's the love of my life right there," Bonds said. "The fans there, the people there, everything about it is just great for me. Thinking that there could be a possibility, just hypothetically, to go somewhere else and DH or something like that, I really don't want to think about that at this time right now. I know I can swing a bat. I take a lot of pride to be on that field and stay in this uniform."

After missing most of last season following three knee operations, the 41-year-old Bonds needs 48 homers to break Hank Aaron's record of 755.


Bandits acquire goaltender

The Buffalo Bandits acquired goaltender Ken Montour from the Arizona Sting in exchange for goaltender Ryan Avery and a first-round pick in this fall's National Lacrosse League draft. Montour, 26, was with the Bandits in 2002, going 1-0. Avery had played in two games for the Bandits this season, allowing six goals on 24 shots.

Forward John Tavares, who had a goal and five assists last Saturday in a 14-9 win over Minnesota, has been named the league's Player of the Week. He tied Colorado Mammoth coach Gary Gait at the top of the career scoring list with his 1,091st point.


Around & about

Lou Lamoriello told the New Jersey Devils players he will remain as coach for the rest of the season. Lamoriello is also team president and general manager.

Jiri Hudler twice took long passes from Kent McDonell and scored on breakaways in the first period, sparking the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 4-0 victory over the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League. The Amerks have lost five straight.

The Western New York premiere of "A Lacrosse Movie," which chronicles the life of lacrosse star Mike Powell, will be held at 6:30 tonight at the Sweet Home High School auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at for $8 per person, or $10 at the door.

From News and wire service reports.

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