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Scores & Schedules
March 08, 2014 08:09 GMT
Latest scores and schedules
Memphis 85, Chicago 77
Toronto 99, Sacramento 87
Charlotte 101, Cleveland 92
Boston 91, Brooklyn 84
New York 108, Utah 81
Minnesota 114, Detroit 101
New Orleans 112, Milwaukee 104
Dallas 103, Portland 98
Denver 134, L.A. Lakers 126
Houston 112, Indiana 86
Golden State 111, Atlanta 97
Utah at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Washington at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
TOP 25 MEN'S BASKETBALL
No. 2 Wichita State 80, Evansville 58
No. 1 Florida vs. No. 25 Kentucky, Noon
No. 2 Wichita State vs. Missouri State at St. Louis, 2:35 p.m.
No. 3 Arizona at Oregon, 4 p.m.
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 14 North Carolina, 9 p.m.
No. 6 Villanova vs. Georgetown, 2 p.m.
No. 8 Kansas at West Virginia, Noon
No. 10 San Diego State vs. No. 21 New Mexico, 10:05 p.m.
No. 11 Louisville vs. No. 19 UConn, 2 p.m.
No. 12 Michigan vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.
No. 13 Creighton vs. Providence, 8 p.m.
No. 15 Cincinnati at Rutgers, Noon
No. 16 Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.
No. 18 SMU at No. 20 Memphis, Noon
No. 23 Oklahoma at TCU, 4 p.m.
No. 24 Iowa vs. Illinois, 8:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers 4, Carolina 2
Detroit 7, New Jersey 4
Florida 2, Buffalo 0
Calgary 4, N.Y. Islanders 3
Pittsburgh 3, Anaheim 2, (shootout)
Ottawa at Winnipeg, 3 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 3 p.m.
Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m.
Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Montreal at San Jose, 10 p.m.
TOP 25 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
( 2) Notre Dame 83, Florida St. 57
( 4) Stanford 69, Colorado 54
( 5) South Carolina 67, Georgia 48
( 6) Tennessee 77, LSU 65
(13) North Carolina 73, ( 8) Maryland 70
(10) Duke 82, Georgia Tech 52
Ohio St. 99, (11) Penn St. 82
(12) Kentucky 75, Florida 70
(14) NC State 79, Syracuse 63
(15) Texas A&M 86, Auburn 54
(16) Nebraska 80, Minnesota 67
(23) Iowa 87, (17) Purdue 80
(19) Michigan St. 61, Michigan 58
Washington St. 91, (20) California 83
(21) Gonzaga 81, San Francisco 68
Boston 4, Atlanta 1
Washington 8, Houston 5
Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 3
Baltimore 15, Philadelphia 4
Miami 7, St. Louis (ss) 3
Minnesota 6, Pittsburgh 5
N.Y. Mets 5, St. Louis (ss) 5, tie
Cleveland 7, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2
L.A. Dodgers 2, Texas 1
Chicago White Sox 4, Cincinnati (ss) 3
San Diego 6, Milwaukee 2
Oakland 2, Arizona 0
Chicago Cubs (ss) 3, L.A. Angels (ss) 2
San Francisco 5, Kansas City 0
Cincinnati (ss) 10, Seattle 9
Colorado 7, L.A. Angels (ss) 2
N.Y. Yankees 3, Detroit 2
Houston (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Atlanta (ss) vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Miami vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Seattle (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Arizona (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m.
Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.
Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m.
Seattle (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.
Ohio Sports News
Last Update on March 08, 2014 06:35 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Al Jefferson scored 28 points, Kemba Walker had 20 points and 14 assists, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-92 Friday night for their sixth straight win at home.
Jefferson shot 12 of 18 from the field and reached 20 points for the 22nd time in his last 24 games. Chris Douglas-Roberts added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and a season-high nine rebounds for Charlotte (29-33), which surpassed its win total from the previous two seasons combined.
The Bobcats, seventh in the Eastern Conference, improved to 3-0 this season against the Cavaliers and now own the tiebreaker against both Detroit and Cleveland, the ninth- and 10th-place teams in the East.
Dion Waiters and Luol Deng each scored 19 points for Cleveland, which began the night 3 1/2 games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the East.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant says he's been medically cleared to play after a health scare.
Bryant underwent an operation in December to correct an irregular heartbeat. His season ended with four games left because of a rapid heartbeat, a condition he has known about for several years and had been treated for in the past.
On Friday, Bryant posted a message on his Twitter account, saying "the doctor gave me full clearance and I am currently preparing for a very successful 2014 season!"
The 28-year-old signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent last March with Cleveland. He finished with 3 1-2 sacks and 45 tackles in 12 games.
Bryant had been taking medication for the condition, which forced him to leave an Oct. 3 game against Buffalo. He experienced a rapid heart rate following a game against Jacksonville on Dec. 1 and doctors determined he needed a heart ablation.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Edwin Jackson allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Cubs while Carlos Carrasco struck out six of the 12 batters he faced in leading the Cleveland Indians over a Chicago split-squad 7-2 Friday.
Jackson, coming off a subpar first year of a four-year, $52 million contract, hit two batters and struck out two.
Mike Aviles hit a first-inning homer, givng the Indians a quick 2-0 lead after Nyjer Morgan opened the game with a single off Jackson.
Carrasco was strong in his first start and third appearance. He gave up three hits and two runs -- none earned -- in three innings. He did not walk a battter.
Indians reserve outfielder Ryan Raburn left in the third inning with a bruised left knee after running into the right field wall chasing Kris Bryant's home run in the second. The Indians said the injury is not expected to be serious.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Heisey hit two home runs, Brandon Phillips also connected and a Cincinnati Reds split squad defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-9 Friday.
Heisey hit his second and third homers of spring training and drove in four runs. Phillips hit his first homer and drove in three while scoring three.
Billy Hamilton stole two bases, giving him four in Cactus League play for the Reds.
Reds starter Brett Marshall threw three shutout innings, working around four hits and three walks while striking out four.
Randy Wolf allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in three innings.
Jesus Montero doubled twice for the Mariners and Kyle Seager reached base three times.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Adam Dunn hit a pair of RBI singles and the Chicago White Sox beat a split squad of Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday.
Dunn returned to the White Sox this week after attending the Academy Awards ceremony in California last weekend. He had a nonspeaking role in the Oscar-nominated "Dallas Buyers Club."
Dunn's first single came off Mike Leake, who was making his first spring start. Dunn later broke a 3-all tie in the fifth.
Jay Bruce homered in the Reds first off Felipe Paulino. Bruce added a double in the fifth and also made a throw from right field to cut down Jeff Keppinger at third base.
Aroldis Chapman pitched two innings for the Reds, allowing a run and two hits. He struck out three.
BLUE JACKETS MOVE
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Frederic St. Denis from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.
St. Denis (saint deh-NEE) is expected to join the club prior to Saturday's game at Nashville.
The 28-year-old has nine goals and 15 assists with 28 penalty minutes and a plus-14 plus rating in 51 games with Springfield this season.
Before signing with Columbus in July 2013, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound native of Quebec spent four seasons in the Montreal Canadiens' organization.
The Blue Jackets are down two defensemen due to injuries.
T25-B10-OHIO ST-PENN ST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ameryst Alston scored 33 points and Cait Craft 24 as eighth-seeded Ohio State stunned top-seeded and No. 11-ranked Penn State 99-82 Friday in the Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinals.
The Buckeyes (17-17) advance to a Saturday semifinal against Iowa.
Raven Ferguson added 15 points for OSU, which shot 71.9 percent in the first half when it made all 10 of its 3-pointers for a 58-34 lead. The 58 points were a tournament record.
The Lady Lions (22-7) were led by Ariel Edwards' career-high 29 points plus 10 rebounds. Maggie Lucas added 21 points, including a pair of 3-pointers that gave her the conference's career record with 358.
OSU built its lead to 27 points before PSU cut it to nine with 2:56 left. OSU then went on an 11-2 run to seal the outcome.
OSU's last win over a top-15 team came against Michigan State in the 2011 conference tournament.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Alyesha Lovett scored 19 points and eighth-seeded Cincinnati held on, edging Central Florida 54-52 Friday in the first game of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
The Bearcats (13-17) face No. 1 Connecticut in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Andrea Hines of 9th-seeded UCF (10-20) had a three-quarter length of the court heave hit the rim at the buzzer after the Knights used a turnover for two baskets within six seconds and then Cincinnati missed a layup with three seconds left.
Cincinnati, which trailed 26-24 at the half, raced to a 40-30 lead early in the second half but UCF battled back to get within one, the last time at 48-47 on a Stephanie Taylor jumper with 3:24 to go. But Kayla Cook quickly responded with a 3 and Marley Hill made a jumper at 1:54 to make it 53-47.
Zykira Lewis had 15 points for UCF, which grabbed 20 offensive rebounds.
National Sports News
Last Update on March 08, 2014 14:03 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks were able to end their season-high, three-game losing streak on Friday despite blowing a 30-point lead.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points and Devin Harris hit the go-ahead shot in the final minute as the Mavs pulled out a 103-98 victory against Portland. The game was tied at 98 when Harris dribbled the length of the court and hit a leaner while drawing a foul.
The Mavericks led 44-14 in the second period before the Trail Blazers went on a 55-23 burst to take a two-point lead. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 of his 20 points in the third quarter to lead the Portland charge.
The outcome puts the Mavs in a tie with Phoenix for the last two Western Conference playoff berths, one game ahead of Memphis.
Also in the NBA:
-- James Harden dropped in 28 points and Houston picked up its fourth straight win by blowing out Indiana 112-86. Harden scored 16 in Houston's 38-point third quarter, which turned a three-point lead into a 29-point advantage. He also got into a dustup with Evan Turner that resulted in both players receiving technical fouls.
-- David Lee scored 18 points and Golden State shot 54 percent in a 111-97 win against Atlanta. Jermaine O'Neal came off the bench to add 17 points in just 19 minutes as the Warriors moved within four games of the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.
-- Marc Gasol (gah-SAHL') had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Grizzlies won for the third time in their last four games, downing the Bulls 85-77 in Chicago. Mike Miller made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for the Grizzlies, who have gone 15-6 since Jan. 24 after splitting their first 20 games.
-- Toronto won for the eighth time in 10 games as Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors past Sacramento 99-87. Patrick Patterson and DeMar DeRozan each scored 15 points to help the Atlantic Division leaders move four games ahead of second-place Brooklyn.
-- The Nets lost ground on Toronto with a 91-84 loss at Boston as Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) delivered 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. The Celtics overcame 28 turnovers by outrebounding Brooklyn 62-37.
-- Al Jefferson scored 28 points on 12 of 18 shooting as Charlotte earned its sixth consecutive home win, 101-92 against Cleveland. Kemba Walker had 20 points and 14 assists to help the Bobcats improve to 29-33, surpassing their win total from the previous two seasons combined.
-- Minnesota was a 114-101 winner over Detroit behind Kevin Love's 28 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Kevin Martin scored 24 points and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves.
-- Carmelo Anthony scored 18 of his 29 points in the first quarter before the New York Knicks completed an easy 108-81 win over Utah. Anthony added a season-high eight assists for the Knicks, who led by as many as 32 en route to their second straight win since a seven-game skid.
-- Kenneth Faried scored a career-high 32 points and Ty Lawson had 30 as Denver outscored the Los Angeles Lakers 134-126. Lawson also had 17 assists and Faried grabbed 13 rebounds against the Lakers, who've dropped six of eight and have allowed an average of 138 points in back-to-back losses.
-- Anthony Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds to lead New Orleans over Milwaukee 112-104. Tyreke (ty-REEK') Evans scored 25 points for the Pelicans, who've won two straight after losing their previous eight games.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Second-ranked Wichita State remains perfect after advancing to the Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinals.
Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 17 points apiece as the Shockers stifled Evansville 80-58 to improve to 32-0. Kadeem Coleby had six of the blocks for the Shockers, who are two wins shy of matching the NCAA single-season record of 34 wins in a row by UNLV in 1990-91.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Suspended South Carolina coach Frank Martin apologized to fans for his harsh words aimed at Gamecocks point guard Duane Notice in the loss to No. 1 Florida this week.
Martin was suspended one game by athletic director Ray Tanner on Thursday. He is not travelling with the team to its regular-season finale at Mississippi State on Saturday. Associate head coach Matt Figger will take over the team in Starkville.
UNDATED (AP) -- It took a shootout to decide a matchup of NHL conference leaders last night.
Brandon Sutter scored on Pittsburgh's sixth shootout attempt before Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Ryan Getzlaf to complete the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Ducks at Anaheim. Corey Perry's second goal of the night put the Ducks ahead 2-1 early in the third period, but the Pens forced overtime on Evgeni Malkin's goal with 11:03 left in regulation.
The outcome gives the East-leading Penguins a three-point lead over Boston and moves the West-leading Ducks three points in front of St. Louis.
Elsewhere on ice:
-- Derek Stepan (STEP'-ahn) scored on a 5-on-3 power play with 2:45 left to give the Rangers a 4-2 win at Carolina. The game-winner was part of a four-goal third period that allowed New York to end a three-game skid.
-- Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists in Detroit's 7-4 rout of New Jersey. The Red Wings blew a 2-0 lead and trailed 3-2 until Franzen, Gustav Nyquist and Kyle Quincey scored during a 3:14 span late in the second period.
-- Roberto Luongo (loo-AHN'-goh) made 25 saves in his return to Florida, leading a 2-0 win against Buffalo. Dmitry Kulikov (KOO'-lih-kahv) and Jesse Winchester each scored power-play goals as the Panthers won for only the second time in seven games.
-- Joe Colborne scored twice in the third period while Calgary was turning a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. Colborne sandwiched his two tallies around Sean Monahan's goal during a 4:12 span of the final period.
UNDATED (AP) -- Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar (HOH'-chay-vur) will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline the pitcher for the season. Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow during a two-inning scoreless outing Monday, and an MRI revealed the extent of the injury.
The 30-year-old Hochevar went 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA and two saves in 58 relief appearances last season. He was switched to the bullpen last year after going 38-59 with a 5.44 ERA in 128 career starts.
In other baseball news:
-- A person familiar with the negotiations says left-hander Oliver Perez and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $4.25 million, two-year contract. The 32-year-old was 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA last year in his second season with the Seattle Mariners after spending 2011 in the minor leagues.
-- Pitcher Brad Penny has been released from a minor league contract by the Kansas City Royals following a poor start to spring training. The 35-year-old right-hander was an All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006 and 2007.
UNDATED (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says running back Darren Sproles has been informed that the New Orleans Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. New Orleans' decision to part with Sproles is the latest in a series of cost-cutting moves, including Friday's release of receiver Lance Moore. Sproles is due $3.4 million in base salary in 2014. Moore was due $3.1 million.
Also in the NFL:
-- The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back quarterback Chad Henne (HEN'-ee). He and the team agreed to a two-year contract worth $8 million, keeping the starter from hitting the free-agent market. Henne is 5-14 as a starter in two seasons in Jacksonville.
-- Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant says he's been medically cleared to play after a health scare. Bryant underwent an operation in December to correct an irregular heartbeat. His season ended with four games left because of a rapid heartbeat, a condition he has known about for several years and had been treated for in the past.
WORLD CUP-MEN'S GIANT SLALOM
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) -- Olympic champion Ted Ligety (LIHG'-eh-tee) held on to his first-run lead to win a men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.
It was the American's sixth career win in the Slovenian resort, making him the first man to win six World Cup races in one discipline at the same venue.
Ligety finished in an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 30.80 seconds to beat Benjamin Raich (BEHN'-yah-meen RYK) by 0.18. The Austrian veteran trailed Ligety by 1.61 before posting the fastest second-run time.
Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was 0.25 behind in third for his first career GS podium, four days after winning the junior world title in GS.
Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway finished 17th and remained in the overall lead, 41 points clear of Austria's Marcel Hirscher, who finished the race in fourth.
SOPOT, Poland (AP) -- Double defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown made a rusty return to running on Saturday, struggling to qualify for the 60 meter semifinals at the world indoor championships.
Cleared to run only last month by sport's highest court following a doping scandal, the Jamaican looked sluggish in her heat and finished only third, the last guaranteed spot to advance.
Campbell-Brown said that "when you don't compete for a while, you got to feel a little rusty." Murielle Ahoure from Ivory Coast and fellow-Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were fastest in the heats.
Meanwhile, heptathlete Ashton Eaton moved within world record pace with a strong 60 hurdles, and with only the pole vault and closing 1,000 to come later Saturday. The defending champion set the record at the world indoors two years ago.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Dustin Johnson bogeyed the final hole and fell into a tie with Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han), Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) and Patrick Reed after the first two rounds of the Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral. Johnson shot a 2-over 74 to get to minus-1 for his 36 holes. Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy were among those at even par.
Only three players broke par in the second round. No one shot in the 60s. The average score was a fraction under 76.
Tiger Woods shot a second-round 73 and is five over par. Phil Mickelson is also five over par after his 3-over 75.
PGA-PUERTO RICO CLASSIC
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) -- James Driscoll matched the Puerto Rico Open record with a 9-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round. Chesson Hadley was second after a 65.
Driscoll also shot a 63 in the 2011 tournament for a share of the record set by Derek Lamely in 2010 and also matched by Chris Tidland in 2011 and Scott Brown last year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Joey Logano will start from the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, turning a qualifying lap at a track-record 193.28 mph. Logano will start on the front row next to Penske Ford teammate Brad Keselowski, who came in second Friday at 193.099.
Clint Bowyer will start third alongside Austin Dillon. Jimmie Johnson is in fifth.
Most of the drivers surpassed the previous track speed record during qualifying.
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