International Cricket: Australia beat England by 206 runs. Australia lead the series 3-0 and regain the Ashes.
Rugby Union: West Hartlepool 63 Hartlepool Rovers 3. Friendly.
Football: Bury 0 Hartlepool United 1. League 2
Hartlepool United 2 Grimsby Town 0. League 2. Pools move up to 5th place in the table.
American Football: New York Giants 22 Phildelphia Eagles 36
New York Giants 7 New Orleans Saints 30. The Giants fall to 7-8 and are in 3rd place in the NFC East.
Ice Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightening 2 Carolina Hurricanes 3
Philadelphia Phillies 1 Carolina Hurricanes 2
Carolina Hurricanes 5 New York Islanders 1
Florida Panthers 2 Carolina Hurricanes 3. The Canes have 42 points and are in 2nd place in the South East Division 6pts behind Division Leaders Atlanta Thrashers.
Basketball: Los Angeles Clippers 103 Houston Rockets 108
Portland Trail Blazers 89 Houston Rockets 87
San Antonio Spurs 78 Houston Rockets 97
Houston Rockets 93 Los Angeles Clippers 98. The Rockets are 16-11, in third place in the SouthWest Divison 4 1/2 games behind Division Leaders San Antonio Spurs.
College Basketball: North Carolina Tar Heels 105 Florida Atlantic Owls 52
Saint Louis Billikens 48 North Carolina Tar Heels 69. UNC improve to 10-1 on the Season and are 0-0 in the ACC. They are 7th place in the ACC and ranked 2nd in the Nation.
Duke Blue Devils 79 Kent State Golden Flashes 72
Gonzaga Bulldogs 54 Duke Blue Devils 61. Duke are 11-1 on the Season and 0-0 in the ACC. They are in 6th place in the ACC and are ranked 5th in the Nation.
North Carolina State Wolfpack 75 Alabama Crimson Tide 82
Cincinnati Bearcats 80 North Carolina State Wolfpack 71. NC State fall to 7-4 on the Season. They are 0-1 in the ACC and are in 11th place.