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CORVALLIS — Seth Tarver came up with eight steals, tying the Oregon State single-game record, and the Beavers defeated Cal State Bakersfield 74-39.

Tarver had three steals in the first minute of the game, helping the Beavers build a 7-0 lead. He had five by halftime and eventually tied the mark set by Brent Barry against Arizona in 1995.

Joe Burton and Jared Cunningham each scored 13 points to lead Oregon State, and brothers Josh and Seth Tarver added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

The Beavers (4-3) have won three in a row.

MOSCOW, Idaho — Kashif Watson scored 15 points and Idaho handed No. 25 Portland its second straight loss since entering the national rankings for the first time in 50 years with a 68-48 victory Sunday night.

Luke Sikma scored 11 points to lead Portland (5-3), which also lost 86-82 to Portland State on Wednesday. The Pilots hadn't been ranked since February 1959.

It was Idaho's first win over a ranked team since it beat then-No. 16 Iowa in the first round of the 1982 NCAA tournament.

The Vandals (5-2) led the entire way, taking a 34-18 lead at the half. Idaho then went on a 14-2 run early in the second half to take control.

EUGENE — Micaela Cocks scored 27 points, Taylor Lilley added 25 and Oregon made 14 3-pointers on Sunday in a 102-70 rout over Long Beach State.

Lilley, who leads the Pac-10 Conference with 33 3-pointers this season, was 7-of-13 from behind the line. It was the second time this season the senior guard has hit seven 3s in a game. Lilley also tied her career high with seven assists.

Cocks, another senior guard playing in her 100th game, made all five of her 3-point attempts and was 8-of-9 from the field overall for the Ducks (8-1), who are off to their best start since the 2005-06 season. It also put Oregon within one win of equaling its victory total from last season.

Lauren Sims scored 20 for the 49ers (3-5).

NBA

NEW YORK — Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy says he refused to make calls to affect games even if it meant he lost money and it angered the mob.

In one game where he bet on San Antonio, he ejected coach Gregg Popovich midway through the first quarter and the Spurs eventually lost the game. That drew the ire of the mob, which reportedly lost money using his tip.

"I just told them that I wasn't making calls in games to influence the outcome," Donaghy said in an interview on "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night on CBS.

Donaghy insisted he made wagers on NBA games based on his knowledge of other officials' biases for and against certain players and teams, and that his officiating was not compromised — a claim that was backed up by the FBI.

He claims he was winning 75 percent of the time, which drew the attention of the mob, which he said threatened his family to ensure he provided his insider picks to inform betting on games.

NFL

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre set an NFL record by playing in his 283rd consecutive game Sunday night.

With his first snap against Arizona, the 40-year-old Favre broke the record of 282 held by longtime Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall.

Favre has not missed a game since the 1992 season.

CLEVELAND — San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson moved up two spots on one list of milestones and stands alone on another.

Tomlinson moved into eighth place on the career rushing list Sunday against the Browns, passing both Jim Brown and Marshall Faulk, while becoming the fastest player to 150 career touchdowns.

Tomlinson has 12,315 career yards, three more than Brown (12,312) and 36 more than Faulk (12,279).

Tomlinson reached 150 touchdowns in his 137th game, surpassing Emmitt Smith, who did it in 160 games.

Golf

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Jim Furyk ended more than two years without a victory Sunday when he holed key putts on the final two holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot victory in the Chevron World Challenge.

It was a fitting conclusion to a week dominated by talk of host Tiger Woods: A guy wearing red shirts and black pants came through with the clutch putts with the tournament on the line.

Woods, the tournament host, wasn't around to present the trophy to one of his favorite players on the PGA Tour. He withdrew because of injuries from his Nov. 27 car crash, although he was part of every conversation because of the worldwide publicity over allegations of extramarital affairs.

Speedskating

CALGARY, Alberta — American star Shani Davis set the track record in winning the men's 1,000 meters on Sunday at the World Cup, while Canadian speedskater Christine Nesbitt won a pair of gold medals and helped set a world record.

— The Associated Press

Davis finished in 1 minute, 6.91 seconds at the Olympic Oval, well ahead of Lee Kyou-Hyuk of South Korea in 1:07.61. Denny Morrison of Canada was third in 1:07.77.

Nesbitt won the women's 1,000-meter race in 1:14.03, then teamed with Kristina Groves and Brittany Schussler to set the world record in the team pursuit.

Their time of 2:55.79 was 25-hundreds faster than the mark that Daniela Anschutz Thoms, Annie Friesinger-Postma and Claudia Pechstein set in 2005.

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