Terrence Ross goes for 51 in Raptors loss
TRACK AND FIELD
Portland's Galen Rupp has done it again.
The former Central Catholic High star set his second American indoor record in little more than a week at Boston University. Rupp broke the two-mile mark, running 8:07.41. The old mark of 8:09.49 was set last year by Bernard Lagat.
Rupp was coming off a U.S.-record 5,000-meter race, and he was at world-record pace going into the final 1,000 meters of the two-mile. He just missed the fastest two-mile ever by an American, in any conditions indoor or outdoor. Matt Tegenkamp owns that record (8:07.07).
Terrence Ross, the Toronto Raptors guard who once played for Jefferson High, tied the club record and set a personal best with 51 points in a 126-118 home loss Saturday to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The 6-6 Ross, defending NBA slam-dunk champion, made a career-high 10 3-pointers on 17 attempts and finished 16 of 29 from the field. He was 9 of 10 from the free-throw line, missing a late attempt. He also had nine rebounds and one assist in 44 minutes.
For the Raptors (22-21), Ross tied a record set by Vince Carter, who scored 51 in a Feb. 27, 2000 game against Phoenix.
Ross' previous career high was 26 points, set on Jan. 2, 2013. Ross came into Saturday's game averaging 9.3 points this season. The big outing lifted that mark to 10.2.
Beaverton's Ben Crane, who made the halfway cut by one shot at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., fired a third-round 73 Saturday and is tied for 54th at 1-over-par 217 going into Sunday's finale.
Crane trails leader Gary Woodland (208) by nine shots in the $6.1 million PGA Tour stop.