NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 103, Denver 88

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Andrew Bynum tied an NBA record with 10 blocked shots en route to a triple-double Sunday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 103-88 playoff-opening rout of Denver.

NHL: New York Islanders 2, Ottawa 1 (OT)

OTTAWA, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Defenseman Mark Eaton, playing in the 600th game of his NHL career, scored 2:35 into overtime Friday to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 win over Ottawa.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 3

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Guillaume Latendresse scored a goal and assisted on three others Monday, leading the Minnesota Wild past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3.

NHL: Pittsburgh 8, New York Rangers 3

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby contributed a hat trick and two assists to Pittsburgh's 8-3 thumping of the New York Rangers Saturday.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, NY Islanders 3 (SO)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby scored during the shootout phase Saturday to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin scored with just 16 seconds left in overtime Wednesday to hand the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 2 (SO)

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Markus Naslund scored the game-winner in a shootout Wednesday, lifting the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 6, Pittsburgh 5

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Mike Sillinger scored with 26.8 seconds to play Monday as the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-5.

NHL: Nashville 2, Chicago 1 (SO)

NASHVILLE, April 8 (UPI) -- Martin Erat scored the game-winning goal in a shoot-out Saturday night as the Nashville Predators beat Chicago, 2-1.

NHL: Chicago 4, Nashville 3

CHICAGO, April 6 (UPI) -- Rene Bourque had one goal and two assists Wednesday night as the Chicago Blackhawks beat Nashville, 4-3.

NHL: Dallas 4, Nashville 2

DALLAS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Janne Niinimaa had a goal and an assist Monday to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators.

Jazz to retire Stockton's No. 12

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The NBA's Utah Jazz announced Tuesday they will officially retire John Stockton's No. 12 in a ceremony in November.

NHL: Edmonton 2, Nashville 2 (OT)

NASHVILLE, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Ethan Moreau scored the game-tying goal midway through the third period and Tommy Salo made 30 saves Sunday to lead Edmonton to a 2-2 tie with Nashville.

NHL: Nashville 3, New Jersey 2

NASHVILLE, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Tomas Vokoun made 38 saves for his 82nd career win and David Legwand scored twice as Nashville held on Saturday for a 3-2 victory over New Jersey.

NHL: Nashville 3, Anaheim 1

NASHVILLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- David Legwand had a goal and an assist and Tomas Vokoun made 28 saves Thursday night to bring Nashville a 3-1 decision over Anaheim.
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Mark Eaton
PHI2000030902 - 09 MARCH 2000 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA: Flyers' goalie Brian Boucher blocks the puck as Washington's Joe Sacco (14) shoots around the block of Flyers' Mark Eaton (44) during the first period at The First Union Center, March 9. jr/jca/J. C. Anderson UPI

Mark E. Eaton (born January 24, 1957, in Inglewood, California) is a retired American professional basketball player who was a member of the NBA's Utah Jazz from 1982 to 1994. He was famous for his giant frame (7-foot-4, 290 pounds) and his strong defense.

Mark Eaton grew up in Southern California. Despite his height, as a youth he was more interested in playing water polo than basketball. After graduating from Westminster High School, Eaton attended the Arizona Automotive Institute and graduated as a service technician. He worked as an auto mechanic for about three years, and was eventually discovered by Tom Lubin while repairing cars. Lubin was an assistant basketball coach at Cypress Junior College, and his encouragement led Eaton to enroll at Cypress and try out for the basketball team. Eaton developed into a solid junior college player. He averaged 14.3 points game in two seasons at Cypress, and led the school to the California State Title as a sophomore.

Eaton transferred to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1980, but did not see much action in his two seasons with the Bruins. In his senior season, he played just 42 total minutes, averaging 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11 games.

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