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Published: Wednesday, 4/30/2008

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COLLEGE BASEBALL

MAC STANDINGS (Through Monday)

West Division

MAC Overall

Eastern Michigan 11-4 15-26

Northern Illinois 11-7 19-21

Ball State 9-6 24-16

Central Michigan 9-8 22-20

Toledo 7-8 13-24

Western Mich. 6-9 21-15-1

East Division

MAC Overall

Kent State 9-6 24-17

Ohio 9-9 20-22

Bowling Green 7-8 20-18

Akron 5-7 20-16

Buffalo 6-1 13-27

Miami 6-12 15-27

AREA

Owens CC 135 015 - 15 9 2

Jackson CC 031 100 - 5 10 2

WP - Hanna. LP - Zieman. Munch (OCC) 2-3, 4 RBI, 2B.

Owens CC 000 010 0 - 1 5 2

Jackson CC 100 003 x - 4 6 1

WP - Cubic. LP - Suarez. Schultz (OCC) 2-3.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

MAC STANDINGS (Through Monday)

East Division

MAC Overall

Kent State 16-2 34-10

Bowling Green12-3 15-20

Miami 10-8 20-24

Akron 6-12 17-33

Ohio 7-11 22-21

Buffalo 2-12 5-31

West Division

MAC Overall

Central Mich. 14-3 25-14

Western Mich. 9-7 17-15

Ball State 8-10 33-29

Northern Ill. 6-10 2-26

Eastern Mich. 5-9 13-26

Toledo 4-12 15-25

BOWLING

HONOR ROLL

Men 750+

Kevin Onweller, Southwyck 825

Jeremy Hartle, Southwyck 771

Ralph Lewandowski, Southwyck 754

Bill Limes, Southwyck 750

Galen Stoner, Southwyck 750

Women 650+

Katie Hahn, Southwyck 755

Mary Minnick, Southwyck 690

Dawn Becker, Southwyck 678

Connie Fairchild, Southwyck 667

Stephanie Plocek, Southwyck 653

FOOTBALL

Arena Football League

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Eastern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Philadelphia 9 0 0 1.000 585 428

Dallas 7 1 0 .875 381 356

New York 5 4 0 .556 452 430

Cleveland 4 4 0 .500 449 484

Columbus 2 6 0 .250 386 438

Southern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

New Orleans 7 2 0 .778 535 432

Orlando 6 3 0 .667 513 503

Georgia 3 5 0 .375 455 447

Tampa Bay 3 5 0 .375 432 453

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 7 2 0 .778 537 415

Colorado 3 5 0 .375 417 462

Grand Rapids 3 5 0 .375 483 472

Kansas City 1 7 0 .125 382 481

Western Division

W L T Pct PF PA

San Jose 5 4 0 .556 507 478

Arizona 4 4 0 .500 401 465

Los Angeles 3 6 0 .333 495 570

Utah 0 9 0 .000 498 594

MONDAY

Philadelphia 57, Dallas 28

FRIDAY

Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Grand Rapids at Colorado, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m.

New Orleans at Georgia, 7 p.m.

San Jose at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

Kansas City at Utah, 9 p.m.

Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

THURSDAY

New York at Toronto FC, 7

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES Recalled LHP Garrett Olson and RHP Bob McCrory from Norfolk (IL). Optioned INF Brandon Fahey to Norfolk. Designated RHP Greg Aquino for assignment.

BOSTON RED SOX Activated 3B Mike Lowell from the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Bryan Corey for assignment.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS Released RHP Hideo Nomo.

NEW YORK YANKEES Optioned RHP Chris Britton to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHP Edwar Ramirez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

TEXAS RANGERS Designated INF Jason Botts for assignment. Placed 3B Hank Blalock on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 26. Recalled OF Brandon Boggs from Oklahoma (IL). Purchased the contract of 1B Chris Shelton from Oklahoma.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES Placed RHP John Smoltz on the 15-day DL. Activated LHP Tom Glavine from the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF T.J. Bohn to Lehigh Valley (IL). Claimed INF Oscar Robles off waivers from San Diego and assigned him to Lehigh Valley.

SAN DIEGO PADRES Sent RHP Mauro Zarate outright to Portland (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Announced LHP Ray King refused his outright assignment to Columbus (IL) and elected to become a free agent.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Named Larry Brown coach.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS Agreed to terms with FB Mike Viti.

CAROLINA PANTHERS Signed DT Ian Scott.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Signed WR Rudy Burgess, DT Dan Davis, WR Charles Dillon, DT Colin Ferrell, DB Brandon Foster, DT Eric Foster, WR Samuel Giguere, DE Curtis Johnson, OT Darren Marquez, LB Jordan Senn, DB Jamie Silva, RB Chad Simpson and QB Adam Tafralis.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Signed OT L.J. Shelton to a two-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Released LS Tim Lindsey.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Re-signed D Jan Hejda to a three-year contract.

COLLEGE

BOSTON COLLEGE Named Sylvia Crawley women s basketball coach and signed her to a five-year contract.

NOTRE DAME Announced sophomore basketball G Ben Hansbrough is transferring from Mississippi State.

OHIO STATE Named Bill Dorenkott women s swimming coach.

PENN STATE Announced the resignation of Bill Dorenkott, men s and women s swimming coach.

PITTSBURGH Named Tom Herrion men s associate head basketball coach.

WYOMING Announced the resignation of Steven Suder, wrestling coach. Named Ben Vom Bauer interim wrestling coach.

PREP BASEBALL

Ottawa Hills 103 206 5 - 17 20 3

Danbury 000 004 3 - 7 9 3

WP-Crooks. LP-Hammersmith. Beans (OH) 2-4, HR, 5 RBI.

Swanton 000 110 1 - 3 8 1

Delta 002 001 1 - 4 5 2

WP-Navarro. LP-Toland. Betz (D) 1-3, 2B, GW RBI.

Paulding 200 050 2 - 9 12 1

Archbold 010 100 0 - 2 11 3

WP - Owens. LP - Miller. Stallkamp (P) 3-4, RBI.

Northwood 003 000 0 - 3 6 2

Toledo Christian 000 102 1 - 4 6 1

WP - J. Rightnowar. LP - Seibert. Dodd (TC) 2-3, 3B, RBI.

Lima Shawnee 100 020 1 - 4 4 0

Defiance 100 150 x - 7 7 4

WP - Kime. LP - Kopilchack. Wagner (D) 2-3, 2 RBI.

BOXING

Fight Schedule

Friday

At Santa Ynez, Calif. (SHO), Anthony Hanshaw, Massillon, Ohio, vs. Andre Dirrell, Flint, Mich., 10, super middleweights.

LATEST LINE

Baseball

National League

NY METS 7-8 Pittsburgh

ST. LOUIS Even-6 Cincinnati

ARIZONA 61/2 -71/2 Houston

SAN FRANCISCO Even-6 Colorado

WASHINGTON Even-6 Atlanta

PHILADELPHIA Even-6 San Diego

FLORIDA Even-6 LA Dodgers

CHICAGO CUBS 51/2 -61/2 Milwaukee

American League

MINNESOTA 51/2 -61/2 Chi White Sox

CLEVELAND 71/2 -81/2 Seattle

Tampa Bay 51/2 -61/2 BALTIMORE

BOSTON 71/2 -81/2 Toronto

NY YANKEES 51/2 -61/2 Detroit

TEXAS Even-6 Kansas City

LA ANGELS 61/2 -71/2 Oakland

NBA Playoffs

BOSTON 131/2 (187) Atlanta

CLEVELAND 41/2 (192) Washington

NHL Playoffs

PHILADELPHIA Even-1/2 Montreal

DALLAS No Line San Jose

Home Team in CAPS

HOCKEY

NHL Playoffs

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Last night

Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh leads series 3-0

Dallas 2, San Jose 1 OT, Dallas leads series 3-0

Detroit 4, Colorado 3, Detroit leads series 3-0

Tonight

Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., Philadelphia leads series 2-1

San Jose at Dallas, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Colorado, 10 p.m.

Pittsburgh 3 1 1 5

N.Y. Rangers 1 2 0 3

First Period 1, Pittsburgh, Hossa 3 (Dupuis, Crosby), 1:02. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Straka 3 (Jagr, Mara), 14:32. 3, Pittsburgh, Laraque 1 (Malkin, Sykora), 16:17. 4, Pittsburgh, Malkin 4 (Gonchar, Hossa), 17:41 (pp).

Second Period 5, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 2 (Gomez, Avery), 12:07. 6, N.Y. Rangers, Jagr 3 (Gomez, Straka), 13:11. 7, Pittsburgh, Malkin 5 (Crosby, Gonchar), 17:53 (pp).

Third Period 8, Pittsburgh, Malone 3 (Letang, Sykora), 2:30.

Shots on Goal Pittsburgh 9-4-4 17. N.Y. Rangers 15-14-10 39.

Power-play opportunities Pittsburgh 2 of 3; N.Y. Rangers 0 of 5.

Goalies Pittsburgh, Fleury 7-0 (39 shots-36 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 4-4 (17-12).

A 18,200 (18,200). T 2:30.

San Jose 1 0 0 0 1

Dallas 0 0 1 1 2

First Period 1, San Jose, Marleau 3, 19:25 (sh).

Second Period None.

Third Period 2, Dallas, Zubov 1 (Ribeiro, Richards), :47 (pp). Overtime 3, Dallas, Norstrom 2 (Ribeiro, Niskanen), 4:37.

Shots on Goal San Jose 6-7-4-3 20. Dallas 6-9-9-5 29.

Missed penalty shot Hagman, Dal, 10:50 third.

Power-play opportunities San Jose 0 of 3; Dallas 1 of 3.

Goalies San Jose, Nabokov 4-6 (29 shots-27 saves). Dallas, Turco 7-2 (20-19).

A 18,532 (18,532). T 2:52.

HOLE-IN-ONE

Charlie Clark, Hidden Hills, No. 14, 145 yards, 5-wood.

Gerald Hews, Bedford Hills, Wolverine No. 8, 182 yards, 7-1ron.

SPORTLIGHT

April 30

1922 Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitches a 2-0 perfect game against the Detroit Tigers.

1961 Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hits four home runs in a 14-4 victory over the Braves in Milwaukee.

1971 The Milwaukee Bucks become the second team to register a four-game sweep in the NBA championship, beating the Baltimore Bullets 118-106.

1976 Muhammad Ali wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Jimmy Young in Landover, Md., to retain his world heavyweight title.

1992 The Red Wings and Canucks become the ninth and 10th teams in NHL history to rebound from 3-1 deficits to win playoff series. Detroit beats the Minnesota North Stars 5-2 in the Norris Division, while Vancouver defeats the Winnipeg Jets 5-0 in the Smythe Division.

1993 Monica Seles, the top-ranked women s player, is stabbed in the back during a changeover at the Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany. Guenter Parche, 38, reaches over a courtside railing and sticks a knife into the back of Seles. She has an inch-deep slit between her shoulder blades and misses the remainder of the 1993 season.

2002 Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez becomes the second-youngest player to reach 250 homers during a 10-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

2005 James Toney outpoints John Ruiz to win the WBA heavyweight title in New York. Toney, a former champion at three other weights, wins his third heavyweight bout, becoming the third one-time middleweight champion to take boxing s top crown.

BASKETBALL

NBA Coaches of the Year

2008 Byron Scott, New Orleans

2007 Sam Mitchell, Toronto

2006 Avery Johnson, Dallas

2005 Mike D Antoni, Phoenix

2004 Hubie Brown, Memphis

2003 Gregg Popovich, San Antonio

2002 Rick Carlisle, Detroit

2001 Larry Brown, Philadelphia

2000 Glenn Rivers, Orlando

1999 Mike Dunleavy, Portland

1998 Larry Bird, Indiana

1997 Pat Riley, Miami

1996 Phil Jackson, Chicago

1995 Del Harris, L.A. Lakers

1994 Lenny Wilkens, Atlanta

1993 Pat Riley, New York

1992 Don Nelson, Golden State

1991 Don Chaney, Houston

1990 Pat Riley, L.A. Lakers

1989 Cotton Fitzsimmons, Phoenix

1988 Doug Moe, Denver

1987 Mike Schuler, Portland

1986 Mike Fratello, Atlanta

1985 Don Nelson, Milwaukee

1984 Frank Layden, Utah

1983 Don Nelson, Milwaukee

1982 Gene Shue, Washington

1981 Jack McKinney, Indiana

1980 Bill Fitch, Boston

1979 Cotton Fitzsimmons, Kansas City

1978 Hubie Brown, Atlanta

1977 Tom Nissalke, Houston

1976 Bill Fitch, Cleveland

1975 Phil Johnson, Kansas City-Omaha

1974 Ray Scott, Detroit

1973 Tom Heinsohn, Boston

1972 Bill Sharman, L.A. Lakers

1971 Dick Motta, Chicago

1970 Red Holzman, New York

1969 Gene Shue, Baltimore

1968 Richie Guerin, St. Louis

1967 Johnny Kerr, Chicago

1966 Dolph Schayes, Philadelphia

1965 Red Auerbach, Boston

1964 Alex Hannum, San Francisco

1963 Harry Gallatin, St. Louis



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