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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 5:35 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 5:36 AM

PISTONS-SPURS

Spurs rout Pistons 114-75 without injured Parker

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Detroit Pistons 114-75 on Sunday night despite playing without All-Star point guard Tony Parker.

Danny Green added 16 points and Kawhi Leonard had 14 for the Spurs (47-14), who rolled to their most lopsided victory of the season in their first game since Parker was injured.

Greg Monroe scored 16 points and Jose Calderon 14 for Detroit, which has lost five of six.

The Spurs had 35 assists on 45 field goals. Making his first start of the season, Cory Joseph had eight points, four assists and one turnover in place of Parker, who sprained his left ankle in Friday's win over Sacramento and is expected to miss about a month.

MAVERICKS-ROCKETS

Parsons scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks

HOUSTON (AP) — Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-13 shooting and the Houston Rockets snapped a nine-game losing streak to Dallas with an easy 136-103 win over the Mavericks on Sunday night.

Jeremy Lin and James Harden added 21 points apiece and Lin had nine assists for the Rockets.

O.J. Mayo scored 18 points and Shawn Marion had 14 to lead the Mavericks, who dropped six games behind Houston for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.

Houston blew open a close game in the third quarter, outscoring Dallas 44-17. The Rockets hit 14 of 20 shots and converted six Mavericks' turnovers into 14 points.

BLUES-STARS

Stars pick up 4-1 victory over Blues

DALLAS (AP) — Derek Roy had a goal and two assists and Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves to help lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

Loui Eriksson, Jaromir Jagr and Erik Cole also scored for Dallas.

For Cole, it was his first goal with Dallas in his second game with the team since he was acquired in a trade with Montreal last week.

The Stars also played impressive team defense, giving up just one goal after a deflating 5-1 loss at home against Edmonton on Thursday.

Lehtonen was strong after the Edmonton loss, which was his first game back after missing five because of a groin strain.

David Perron scored for St. Louis and Brian Elliott made 23 saves for the Blues.

The Blues lost for the first time in regulation in their past five road games (3-1-1) and are still 6-3-1 away from home.

MARINERS-RANGERS

Rangers' Martin breaks arm when hit by liner

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Rangers pitching prospect Martin Perez has broken his left forearm after being hit by a line drive Sunday and will not throw for about four weeks, and Texas gave up homers to Kendrys Morales and Jesus Montero in a 7-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners

The 21-year-old left-hander Perez was struck by a liner off Brad Miller's bat. Perez dropped to the ground as the ball deflected off his arm, just above his wrist for an infield single.

X-rays revealed he broke his left ulna. Perez is will not likely be able to throw until early April. He will continue his cardiovascular and conditioning program.

Morales homered in the first, a two-run shot. Montero connected in the seventh.

Seattle starter Joe Saunders worked two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk.

ASTROS-PIRATES

Tabata has 2-run double for Pirates in win

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jose Tabata made strides toward regaining his starting right fielder's job, keying a five-run second inning Sunday with a two-run double and helping the Pittsburgh Pirates build a big lead before holding on for an 8-6 victory over the Houston Astros.

Tabata lost his starting job last season when he hit just .243 with three home runs in 103 games. He is competing with Travis Snider and Jerry Sands for a lineup spot this spring.

John Ely, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in an offseason trade, started for Houston and was tagged for five runs — three earned — in 1 2-3 innings.

Brett Wallace hit a three-run double for Houston, which had won three straight. Pittsburgh ended a six-game skid.

T25-LSU-TEXAS A&M

LSU women defeat No. 13 Texas A&M 67-52

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Theresa Plaisance scored 16 points and Danielle Ballard had 15 points and 11 rebounds Sunday to lead LSU to a 67-52 victory over No. 13 Texas A&M in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Ballard, a freshman, posted her second consecutive double-double for the Tigers (19-10, 10-6 SEC), who have won six in a row entering next weekend's Southeastern Conference tournament. Ballard had 14 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday in a win over Alabama.

Bianca Lutley had 14 points and five assists and Adrienne Webb scored 11 points for LSU.

Kelsey Bone led the Aggies (21-9, 11-5) with 13 points. Courtney Williams scored 11.

Texas A&M led 24-20 at halftime. The Aggies were 0 for 8 from 3-point range.

SE LOUISIANA-NO HITTER

SE Louisiana's Hymel hurls no-hitter

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana senior left-hander Jordan Hymel now has a no-hitter to his name after blanking Texas Southern in what was also his first career complete game.

Hymel, who is from Gramercy, struck out seven, walked six and hit a batter in the Lions' 9-0 victory over the Tigers on Sunday. The victory improves Southeastern to 8-2 this season heading into its next game on Tuesday night at Mississippi.

Hymel's no-hitter is the first for Southeastern since Blaine Roseberry and John Morton combined for a seven-inning no-hitter against Louisiana College in 1979. It is the first complete-game, nine-inning no-hitter for the Lions since Kenny Lehrmann had one against Louisiana-Lafayette in 1976.

Southeastern first baseman Aaron Haag had a two-run home run among three hits and seven runs batted in.

EUROPEAN TOUR

Van Der Walt wins 1st European Tour title

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — Dawie Van Der Walt became the fifth South African winner in 10 European Tour events this season with his two-shot victory at the Tshwane Open on Sunday.

Van Der Walt posted a final round 5-under 67 to finish at 21-under overall for his first win on the Tour.

The Texas-based golfer is currently ranked 436th in the world. Van Der Walt was among four players tied for the lead after the third round, including fellow South African Darren Fichardt, who shot 69 to finish second on 19-under.

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