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Published: Tuesday, 3/23/2010

Scoreboard: 3-23

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 42 25 6 90 225 208

New Jersey 42 25 4 88 189 169

Philadelphia 37 30 5 79 212 199

N.Y. Rangers 31 32 9 71 186 197

N.Y. Islanders 29 33 10 68 189 222

Northeast Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Buffalo 39 22 10 88 200 180

Ottawa 38 30 5 81 196 212

Montreal 36 30 7 79 196 200

Boston 32 27 12 76 176 181

Toronto 26 34 12 64 192 238

Southeast Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

y-Washington 48 14 10 106 283 203

Atlanta 32 29 11 75 218 230

Florida 29 31 11 69 186 209

Carolina 30 34 8 68 201 226

Tampa Bay 28 32 12 68 188 225

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 45 19 7 97 234 179

Nashville 42 26 5 89 206 203

Detroit 36 23 13 85 196 193

St. Louis 34 29 9 77 196 199

Columbus 29 31 12 70 187 229

Northwest Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Vancouver 44 24 4 92 236 187

Colorado 40 25 6 86 213 190

Calgary 36 27 9 81 184 181

Minnesota 35 31 6 76 198 211

Edmonton 23 42 7 53 184 248

Pacific Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Phoenix 46 22 5 97 201 179

San Jose 43 19 10 96 232 192

Los Angeles 41 24 5 87 207 185

Anaheim 34 29 8 76 203 217

Dallas 31 27 14 76 208 230

Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

y-clinched division

LAST NIGHT

Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1

Ottawa 2, Montreal 0

Colorado at Los Angeles, late

SUNDAY

Phoenix 3, Dallas 2, SO

Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1

Minnesota 4, Calgary 3

Buffalo 5, Carolina 3

Florida 5, Tampa Bay 2

Nashville 3, St. Louis 2

Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1

Edmonton 5, San Jose 1

Anaheim 5, Colorado 2

TODAY

Florida at Toronto, 7

Columbus at New Jersey, 7

Boston at Atlanta, 7

Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Dallas at Nashville, 8

San Jose at Minnesota, 8

Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30

Anaheim at Calgary, 9

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9

TOMORROW

N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7

Pittsburgh at Washington, 7

Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30

St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30

Los Angeles at Colorado, 9

Anaheim at Vancouver, 10

Pittsburgh 0 1 0 – 1

Detroit 1 1 1 – 3

First Period–1, Detroit, Filppula 9 (Bertuzzi, Zetterberg), 19:03.

Penalties–Fedotenko, Pit (hooking), 1:23; Gonchar, Pit (holding), 8:31; Franzen, Det (tripping), 8:31; Gonchar, Pit (interference), 14:24.

Second Period–2, Detroit, Zetterberg 21 (Bertuzzi, Lidstrom), 7:38. 3, Pittsburgh, Dupuis 18, 16:54.

Penalties–Staal, Pit (slashing), 1:35; Holmstrom, Det (interference), 1:35; Holmstrom, Det (interference), 4:12.

Third Period–4, Detroit, Zetterberg 22 (Filppula, Lidstrom), 1:20.

Penalties–Guerin, Pit (goaltender interference), 5:52; Goligoski, Pit (high-sticking), 8:24; Crosby, Pit (roughing), 20:00; Zetterberg, Det (roughing), 20:00; Howard, Det (roughing), 20:00.

Shots on Goal–Pittsburgh 10-9-8–27. Detroit 10-10-13–33.

Power-play opportunities–Pittsburgh 0 of 1; Detroit 0 of 4.

Goalies–Pittsburgh, Fleury 33-19-5 (33 shots-30 saves). Detroit, Howard 29-15-9 (27-26).

A–20,066 (20,066). T–2:24.

ECHL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Elmira 35 22 4 3 77 252 199

Reading 33 27 1 4 71 223 249

Trenton 28 29 4 5 65 218 234

Johnstown 16 39 7 4 43 194 282

North Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

x-Kalamazoo 38 19 5 3 84 242 216

x-Cincinnati 40 23 1 2 83 214 180

Toledo 33 27 2 4 72 231 249

Wheeling 31 31 2 4 68 225 233

South Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

x-S. Carolina 38 18 6 6 88 234 208

x-Charlotte 38 20 4 3 83 230 208

Florida 35 22 4 5 79 215 200

Gwinnett 30 28 4 3 67 229 249

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Pacific Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Bakersfield 34 26 4 1 73 206 213

Stockton 30 26 2 7 69 211 215

Las Vegas 31 28 4 3 69 216 236

Ontario 29 27 3 7 68 196 211

West Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

y-Idaho 45 15 1 4 95 243 181

Alaska 31 26 4 4 70 211 224

Victoria 32 28 4 2 70 216 224

Utah 30 28 3 5 68 233 228

x-clinched Playoff Berth

y-clinched Divisional Title

Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.

YESTERDAY

No games scheduled

SUNDAY

Wheeling 5, Toledo 2

Gwinnett 4, Trenton 2

Elmira 4, Johnstown 0

Utah 5, Stockton 2

Idaho 6, Ontario 5, SO

TODAY

Florida at Charlotte, 7

Elmira at Cincinnati, 7:30

TOMORROW

Elmira at Kalamazoo, 7

Johnstown at Trenton, 7

Reading at Gwinnett, 7:05

Bakersfield at Utah, 9:05

Victoria at Idaho, 9:10

Alaska at Ontario, 10

SPORTS NOTE

Tickets for the OTTAWA HILLS vs. Newark Catholic Division IV boys basketball state semifinal game will be sold in the OHHS athletic department today from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both reserve and general admission tickets are $8; general admission tickets are for students along the baseline.

SPORTLIGHT

March 23

1939–Long Island University finishes the season undefeated after a 44-32 victory over Loyola of Chicago in the NIT championship.

1948–Alex Groza and Ralph Beard combine for 26 points to lead Kentucky to a 58-42 win over Baylor in the NCAA basketball championship.

1956–Bill Russell leads San Francisco to an 83-71 victory over Iowa in the NCAA basketball championship.

1968–Lew Alcindor scores 34 points to lead UCLA to a 78-55 win over North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship.

1993–Winnipeg's Teemu Selanne sets an NHL rookie points record in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Selanne scores two goals and an assist to give him 111 points, surpassing the 109 that Peter Stastny got with the Quebec Nordiques in 1980-81.

1994–Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd goal, passing Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings center scores in the second period for his 62nd NHL record.

1996–Michelle Kwan caps a near-perfect season by winning the women's title in the World Figure Skating Championships for the United States' first singles sweep since 1986.

1997–Laura Davies becomes the first LPGA player to win the same tournament four consecutive years, holing a 3-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff with Kelly Robbins in the Standard Register Ping.

2002–Brendan Shanahan of the Red Wings scores his 500th career goal, breaking a scoreless tie at 7:48 of the third period in Detroit's 2-0 victory over Colorado.

2002–Iowa State's Cael Sanderson becomes the first undefeated four-time NCAA wrestling champion at the NCAA Championships. Sanderson beats Lehigh's Jon Trenge, 12-4, to win at 197 pounds and finish his career with a perfect 159-0 record.

2005–Indiana's Reggie Miller becomes the 13th NBA player to score 25,000 career points during the Pacers' 100-93 win over San Antonio.

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 45 24 .652 –

Toronto 35 34 .507 10

New York 25 45 .357 201/2

Philadelphia 24 47 .338 22

New Jersey 7 63 .100 381/2

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

x-Orlando 50 21 .704 –

Atlanta 45 25 .643 41/2

Miami 37 34 .521 13

Charlotte 35 34 .507 14

Washington 21 47 .309 271/2

Central Division

W L Pct GB

y-Cleveland 56 15 .789 –

Milwaukee 39 30 .565 16

Chicago 33 37 .471 221/2

Indiana 24 46 .343 311/2

Detroit 23 47 .329 321/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Dallas 46 24 .657 –

San Antonio 42 27 .609 31/2

Memphis 37 33 .529 9

Houston 36 33 .522 91/2

New Orleans 34 38 .472 13

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Denver 47 23 .671 –

Utah 45 25 .643 2

Oklahoma City 42 27 .609 41/2

Portland 42 29 .592 51/2

Minnesota 14 57 .197 331/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

x-L.A. Lakers 52 18 .743 –

Phoenix 44 26 .629 8

L.A. Clippers 26 44 .371 26

Sacramento 24 46 .343 28

Golden State 19 50 .275 321/2

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

LAST NIGHT

Orlando 109, Philadelphia 93

Miami 99, New Jersey 89

Chicago 98, Houston 88

Milwaukee 98, Atlanta 95

Toronto 106, Minnesota 100

New Orleans 115, Dallas 99

San Antonio 99, Oklahoma City 96

Boston at Utah, late

Memphis at Sacramento, late

Phoenix at Golden State, late

SUNDAY

Cleveland 104, Detroit 79

Houston 116, New York 112

Indiana 121, Oklahoma City 101

Sacramento 102, L.A. Clippers 89

Atlanta 119, San Antonio 114, OT

L.A. Lakers 99, Washington 92

Phoenix 93, Portland 87

TONIGHT

Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m.

Indiana at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Denver at New York, 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

TOMORROW

Orlando at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Denver at Boston, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Utah at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Sacramento at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Cleveland at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.

Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NFL

Draft Compensatory Picks

The 32 compensatory draft choices in the 2010 NFL Draft (April 22-24) awarded to teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year. The compensatory choices will supplement the 223 choices in the regular seven rounds of the draft, with picks positioned within the third through the seventh rounds based on the value of the free agent lost. By rule, two additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory selections to 32, equaling the number of NFL clubs. The two additional picks were awarded to St. Louis and Detroit based upon the 2010 draft selection order. Choices listed by round with overall selection in parentheses:

3 (96) Cincinnati

3 (97) Tennessee

3 (98) Atlanta

4 (131) Cincinnati

5 (164) Pittsburgh

5 (165) Atlanta

5 (166) Pittsburgh

5 (167) Minnesota

5 (168) San Diego

5 (169) Green Bay

6 (202) Carolina

6 (203) Jacksonville

6 (204) Carolina

6 (205) New England

6 (206) San Francisco

6 (207) Tennessee

7 (240) Indianapolis

7 (241) Tennessee

7 (242) Pittsburgh

7 (243) Philadelphia

7 (244) Philadelphia

7 (245) Seattle

7 (246) Indianapolis

7 (247) New England

7 (248) New England

7 (249) Carolina

7 (250) New England

7 (251) Oakland

7 (252) Miami

7 (253) Tampa Bay

7 (254) St. Louis

7 (255) Detroit

Following are the compensatory free agents lost and signed by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2010 NFL Draft:

ATLANTA – Lost: Michael Boley, Keith Brooking, Domonique Foxworth, Grady Jackson. Signed: Mike Peterson, Brett Romberg.

CAROLINA – Lost: Geoff Hangartner, Mark Jones, Frank Omiyale.

CINCINNATI – Lost: Stacy Andrews, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Signed: J.T. OSullivan.

GREEN BAY – Lost: Colin Cole.

INDIANAPOLIS – Lost: Darrell Reid, Hunter Smith.

JACKSONVILLE – Lost: Khalif Barnes, Mike Peterson, Gerald Sensabaugh. Signed: Sean Considine, Tra Thomas.

MIAMI – Lost: Andre Goodman, Renaldo Hill. Signed: Joe Berger, Jake Grove.

MINNESOTA – Lost: Matt Birk, Darren Sharper. Signed: Karl Paymah.

NEW ENGLAND – Lost: Heath Evans, Jabar Gaffney, Larry Izzo, LaMont Jordan, Lonie Paxton. Signed: Brandon McGowan.

OAKLAND – Lost: Jake Grove. Signed: Khalif Barnes.

PHILADELPHIA – Lost: Correll Buckhalter, Sean Considine, Brian Dawkins, L.J. Smith, Tra Thomas. Signed: Stacy Andrews, Sean Jones, Leonard Weaver.

PITTSBURGH – Lost: Byron Leftwich, Bryant McFadden, Nate Washington.

SAN DIEGO – Lost: Mike Goff, Igor Olshansky. Signed: Kevin Burnett.

SAN FRANCISCO – Lost: Ronald Fields, Bryant Johnson, J.T. OSullivan, Donald Strickland. Signed: Demetric Evans, Brandon Jones, Moran Norris.

SEATTLE – Lost: Rocky Bernard, Maurice Morris, Leonard Weaver, Floyd Womack. Signed: Colin Cole, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, John Owens.

TAMPA BAY – Lost: Phillip Buchanon, Jovan Haye. Signed: Byron Leftwich, Derrick Ward.

TENNESSEE – Lost: Chris Carr, Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Jones, Eric King, Daniel Loper, Chris Simms. Signed: Jovan Haye, Mark Jones, Nate Washington.

LATEST LINE

NBA

Charlotte 51/2 (183) WASHINGTON

Denver 61/2 (217) NEW YORK

DETROIT 31/2 (205) Indiana

DALLAS 10 (206) LA Clippers

College Basketball

NIT Tournament

Quarterfinals

MISSISSIPPI 9 Texas Tech

ALA-BIRMINGHAM 41/2 North Carolina

(Thursday)

NCAA Tournament

Carrier Dome-Syracuse, NY.

East Regional Semifinals

Kentucky 9 Cornell

West Virginia 5 Washington

Energy Solutions Arena-Salt Lake City

West Regional Semifinals

Syracuse 7 Butler

Kansas St 41/2 Xavier

(Friday)

NCAA Tournament

Edward Jones Dome-St. Louis, MO.

Midwest Regional Semifinals

Michigan St 11/2 Northern Iowa

Ohio St 41/2 Tennessee

Reliant Stadium-Houston, TX.

South Regional Semifinals

Baylor 4 St. Mary's, CA

Duke 8 Purdue

Home Team in CAPS

AUTO RACING

Sprint Cup Leaders

Points

1, Kevin Harvick, 774. 2, Matt Kenseth, 773. 3, Jimmie Johnson, 760. 4, Greg Biffle, 750. 5, Tony Stewart, 685. 6, Kurt Busch, 677. 6, Jeff Burton, 677. 8, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 621. 9, Paul Menard, 614. 10, Kyle Busch, 606.

11, Jeff Gordon, 603. 12, Clint Bowyer, 601. 13, Carl Edwards, 585. 14, Brian Vickers, 584. 15, Jamie McMurray, 581. 16, Mark Martin, 579. 17, Joey Logano, 558. 18, Scott Speed, 552. 19, Denny Hamlin, 515. 20, Martin Truex Jr., 513.

PREP BASKETBALL

Boys

All Ohio

DIVISION I

FIRST TEAM: Jared Sullinger, Cols. Northland, 6-9, sr., 24.5; Jordan Sibert, Cin. Princeton, 6-4, sr., 18.4; Cole Krizancic, Mentor, 5-11, jr., 27.1; Anthony Henderson, Start, 6-2, sr., 28.3; Mark Henniger, Mass. Jackson, 6-8, sr., 20.6.

Player of the year: Jared Sullinger, Cols. Northland.

Coaches of the year: Ed Calo, Westerville South; Dan Fleming, Cin. La Salle; Bob Krizancic, Mentor.

SECOND TEAM: Darrin Harris, Mansfield Sr., 6-2, sr., 18.8; Allen Payne, Cin. Winton Woods, 6-7, sr., 17.0; Demetrius Treadwell, Euclid, 6-7, sr., 22.8; Tyler Peters, Medina, 6-2, sr., 16.1; Traevon Jackson, Westerville South, 6-2, jr., 20.2.

THIRD TEAM: Cory Veldhuizen, N. Canton Hoover, 6-5, sr., 18.1; Shawn Dyer, Marion Harding, 6-1, sr., 20.0; Robert Davis, Bowsher, 6-3, jr., 25.7; Travis Trice, Huber Hts. Wayne, 6-0, jr., 21.9; DaWuan Thomas, Trotwood-Madison, 6-1, sr., 18.6; Brandon Neels, Cin. La Salle, 6-3, jr., 15.2; Ralph Hill, Westerville North, 6-6, sr., 22.6.

Special Mention

Emilio Parks, Ashtabula Lakeside; Brian Sullivan, Upper Arlington; J.D. Weatherspoon, Cols. Northland; Clay Cameron, Dresden Tri-Valley; D.J. Martinez, Troy; Patrick Angle, Logan; Tom Parker, Cle. St. Ignatius; Nate Tait, Lyndhurst Brush; Trey Lewis, Garfield Hts.; Delbert Love, Lakewood St. Edward; Brian Theriot, Midpark; Justin Roth, Parma; Jaron Crowe, Mentor; Charlie Hughes, Perrysburg; Anton Hutchins, Lima Sr.; Josh Egner, Mass. Jackson; Tyler Ferrell, Brunswick; Angel Gonzalez, Warren Harding; Cameron Black II, Kent Roosevelt; Jonathon Harris, Twinsburg; Isiah Elliott, Canton McKinley.

Area Honorable Mention: Jay Springs, St. John's; Storm Stanley, St. Francis; Damond Powell, Rogers; Drew Lehman, Cent. Cath.; Leroy Alexander, Springfield; Chauncey Orr, Bowling Green;

Division II

FIRST TEAM: Nick Kellogg, Cols. DeSales, 6-2, sr., 18.7; Dave Brown, Coshocton, 6-0, sr., 19.1; Quinten Rollins, Wilmington, 6-0, sr., 17.8; Cameron Wright, Cle. Benedictine, 6-4, sr., 19.3; Zach Leahy, Rossford, 6-2, sr., 23.3; Charles Hearns, Akron Kenmore, 6-2, sr., 25.0; Geron Johnson, Day. Dunbar, 6-3, sr., 16.8; Ryan Hicks, Port Clinton, 6-7, sr., 16.4.

Player of the year: Cameron Wright, Cle. Benedictine.

Coaches of the year: Troy Diels, Port Clinton; Blair Albright, Cols. DeSales; Kirk Lehman, Defiance; Jeff Skinner, Athens.

SECOND TEAM: Adam Blake, Circleville Logan Elm, 6-0, sr., 13.6; Jerry Dixon, Cols. East, 6-1, sr., 22.8; Cori Butcher, Athens, 6-0, sr., 16.2; Derek Jackson, Cle. Benedictine, 6-1, sr., 15.4; Jason Pitts, Akron Buchtel, 6-1, sr., 19.3; Anthony Kukwa, Perry, 6-4, jr., 19.4.

THIRD TEAM: Anthony Monaco, Dover, 6-3, jr., 20.8; Darrell “Bucky” Chenault, Cols. Centennial, 5-10, sr., 19.0; Jake Heagen, New Concord John Glenn, 6-4, jr., 16.6; Jorian Hudson, St. Bernard Roger Bacon, 6-3, sr., 14.9; Steve Hammersmith, Defiance, 6-6, sr., 11.2; Kyle Slone, WCH Washington, 5-10, jr., 18.1; JaKarr Sampson, Akron SVSM, 6-8, jr., 14.0.

Special Mention

Jordan Laster, Cols. East; Reuel Rogers, Cols. Bexley; Tanner Gibson, Zanesville; Daniel Wise, Uhrichsville Claymont; Greg Gainey, Day. Thurgood Marshall; Louis Schaljo, Bethel-Tate; Joe Staley, Day. Chaminade Julienne; Austin Cunningham, Vincent Warren; Michael Turner, Chillicothe; Harrison Martin, Waverly; Dylan Newsom, Jackson; Eric Truog, Chagrin Falls Kenston; Richard Morrow, Hunting Valley Univ. School; Nick Farley, Vermilion; Nick Harney, Cle. Benedictine; Tyler Hinkle, Wauseon; Reggie McAdams, Elida; Josh Ingle, Shelby; Mike Brown, Louisville; Cyle Strouble, Alliance Marlington; Niko Fatimus, Poland Seminary; Myles Fitten, Akron Buchtel; Ricky Johnson, Akron SVSM; Mike Plouse, Norton.

Area Honorable Mention: Maurice Taylor, Libbey; Clay Rolf, Eastwood.

State tournament

At Value City Arena, Columbus

Division I

Cincinnati Moeller (21-4) vs. Mentor (23-3), Friday, 5:15 p.m.

Massillon Jackson (23-2) vs. Gahanna Lincoln, Friday, 8:30 p.m.

Final: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

Division II

Cleveland Benedictine (22-4) vs. Dayton Dunbar (23-3), Thursday, 5:15 p.m.

Zanesville (17-6) vs. Port Clinton (25-0), Thursday, 8:30 p.m.

Final: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Division III

Chesapeake (21-4) vs. Lima Central Catholic (21-4), Thursday, 10:45 a.m.

Orrville (19-6) vs. Columbus Ready (19-6), Thursday, 2 p.m.

Final: Saturday, 10:45 a.m.

Division IV

Ottawa Hills (24-1) vs. Newark Catholic (24-1), Friday,10:45 a.m.

Bedford St. Peter Chanel (14-11) vs. Dayton Jefferson Township (15-10), Friday, 2 p.m.

Final: Saturday, 5:15 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Optioned RHP Gaby Hernandez to Omaha (PCL).

NEW YORK YANKEES–Returned OF Jamie Hoffman, a Rule 5 Draft pick, to Los Angeles (NL).

National League

CINCINNATI REDS–Optioned OF Chris Heisey to Louisville (IL). Reassigned INF Zack Cozart and INF/OF Todd Frazier to their minor league camp.

HOUSTON ASTROS–Reassigned RHP Josh Banks, RHP Roy Corcoran and C Brian Esposito to their minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Reassigned INF Alfredo Amezaga to their minor league camp.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Acquired INF Ray Olmedo from Texas for C Matt Treanor.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Optioned C Matt Pagnozzi to Memphis (PCL). Reassigned RHP Eduardo Sanchez, RHP Oneli Perez, RHP Fernando Salas, RHP Pete Parise and INF Ruben Gotay to their minor league camp.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Optioned RHP Shairon Martis to Syracuse (IL). Reassigned INF Pete Orr and OF Chris Duncan to their minor league camp.

American Association

FORT WORTH CATS–Released RHP Dan Grybash. Signed OF John Allen and RHP Dwayne Pollok.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS–Signed INF Jake Jadlowski and RHP Chris Thompson.

WICHITA WINGNUTS–Released C Joe Muich.

Can-Am League

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS–Signed OF Zach Smithlin.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS–Named Mark Collins a defensive assistant.

BALTIMORE RAVENS–Agreed to terms with DE Cory Redding on a two-year deal.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES–Signed LB Akeem Jordan to a one-year tender offer.

ST. LOUIS RAMS–Re-signed DE James Hall.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

MINNESOTA WILD–Reassigned D Jaime Sifers to Houston (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS–Agreed to terms with D Lee Baldwin.

SAN JOSE SHARKS–Signed D Nick Schaus and F Tony Lucia.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES–Released D Brett Blatchford.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS–Signed D Jeremy Dehner. Released F Kai Kantola.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH–Announced D Grant Clitsome was recalled by Columbus (NHL).

ECHL

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS–Announced F Brock Bradford and F David Marshall were assigned to the team by Lake Erie (AHL).

COLLEGE

ARIZONA–Named Greg Byrne, athletic director.

BAKER–Named Brett Ballard men's basketball coach.

HOUSTON–Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Tom Penders.

JOHN CARROLL–Named Tom Arth co-offensive coordinator and director of football operations.

OKLAHOMA STATE–Announced junior G James Anderson will enter the NBA draft.

VIRGINIA–Announced freshman G-F Tristan Spurlock is leaving men's basketball team.

Special Mention

Brian Sullivan, Upper Arlington; J.D. Weatherspoon, Cols. Northland; Clay Cameron, Dresden Tri-Valley; D.J. Martinez, Troy; Patrick Angle, Logan; Tom Parker, Cle. St. Ignatius; Nate Tait, Lyndhurst Brush; Trey Lewis, Garfield Hts.; Delbert Love, Lakewood St. Edward; Brian Theriot, Midpark; Justin Roth, Parma; Jaron Crowe, Mentor; Charlie Hughes, Perrysburg; Anton Hutchins, Lima Sr.; Josh Egner, Mass. Jackson; Tyler Ferrell, Brunswick; Angel Gonzalez, Warren Harding; Cameron Black II, Kent Roosevelt; Jonathon Harris, Twinsburg; Isiah Elliott, Canton McKinley.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MEN

NCAA Tournament

EAST REGIONAL

Second Round

Saturday, March 20

New Orleans

Kentucky 90, Wake Forest 60

San Jose, Calif.

Washington 82, New Mexico 64

Sunday

Buffalo, N.Y.

West Virginia 68, Missouri 59

Jacksonville, Fla.

Cornell 87, Wisconsin 69

Syracuse, N.Y.

Regional Semifinals

Thursday, March 25

Kentucky (34-2) vs. Cornell (29-4)

West Virginia (29-6) vs. Washington (26-9)

Regional Championship

Saturday, March 27

Semifinal winners

SOUTH REGIONAL

Second Round

Saturday, March 20

Providence, R.I.

Saint Mary's, Calif. 75, Villanova 68

New Orleans

Baylor 76, Old Dominion 68

Sunday

Jacksonville, Fla.

Duke 68, California 53

Spokane, Wash.

Purdue 63, Texas A&M 61, OT

Houston

Regional Semifinals

Friday, March 26

Duke (31-5) vs. Purdue (29-5)

Saint Mary's, Calif. (28-5) vs. Baylor (27-7)

Regional Championship

Sunday, March 28

Semifinal winners

MIDWEST REGIONAL

First Round

Second Round

Saturday, March 20

Providence, R.I.

Tennessee 83, Ohio 68

Oklahoma City

Northern Iowa 69, Kansas 67

Sunday

Milwaukee

Ohio State 75, Georgia Tech 66

Spokane, Wash.

Michigan State 85, Maryland 83

St. Louis

Regional Semifinals

Friday, March 26

Northern Iowa (30-4) vs. Michigan State (26-8)

Ohio State (29-7) vs. Tennessee (27-8)

Regional Championship

Sunday, March 28

Semifinal winners

WEST REGIONAL

Second Round

Saturday, March 20

Oklahoma City

Kansas State 84, BYU 72

San Jose, Calif.

Butler 54, Murray State 52

Sunday

Buffalo, N.Y.

Syracuse 87, Gonzaga 65

Milwaukee

Xavier 71, Pittsburgh 68

Salt Lake City

Regional Semifinals

Thursday, March 25

Syracuse (30-4) vs. Butler (30-4)

Kansas State (28-7) vs. Xavier (26-8)

Regional Championship

Saturday, March 27

Semifinal winners

FINAL FOUR

At Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis

National Semifinals

Saturday, April 3

East champion vs. South champion

Midwest champion vs. West champion

National Championship

Monday, April 5

Semifinal winners

NIT

Second Round

Friday, March 19

Mississippi 90, Memphis 81

Saturday, March 20

North Carolina 76, Mississippi State 74

Texas Tech 69, Jacksonville 64

UAB 72, N.C. State 52

Last night

Rhode Island 85, Nevada 83

Virginia Tech 65, Connecticut 63

Illinois 75, Kent State 58

Dayton (21-12) at Cincinnati (19-15), late

Quarterfinals

Tonight

Texas Tech (19-15) vs. Mississippi (23-10), 7

North Carolina (18-16) vs. UAB (25-8), 9

TBD

Illinois (21-14) vs. Dayton-Cincinnati winner, TBA

Virginia Tech (25-8) vs. Rhode Island (25-9), TBA

College Insider.com

Quarterfinals

Last night

Appalchian State 80, Marshall 72

Creighton 73, Fairfield 55

Missouri State 69, Louisiana Tech 40

Pacific 63, Northern Colorado 59

Semifinals

Tomorrow

Pacific (22-11) at Appalchian State (24-10), TBA

Creighton (18-15) at Missouri State (22-12), TBA

Championship

Tuesday, March 30

Semifinal winners

College Basketball Invit.

Quarterfinals

Last night

Virginia Commonwealth 93, College of Charleston 86

Princeton 74, IUPUI 68

Boston U. 91, Morehead State 89

Wis.-Green Bay (22-12) at Saint Louis (21-11), late

Semifinals

Tomorrow

Saint Louis-Wis.-Green Bay winner vs. Virginia Commonwealth (24-9), TBA

Boston U. (21-13) vs. Princeton (22-8), TBA

WOMEN

NCAA Tournament

DAYTON REGIONAL

First Round

Saturday, March 20

Tallahassee, Fla.

St. John's 65, Princeton 47

Florida State 75, Louisiana Tech 61

Sunday, March 21

Pittsburgh

Ohio State 93, St. Francis, Pa. 59

Mississippi State 68, Middle Tennessee 64

Norfolk, Va.

Connecticut 95, Southern U. 39

Temple 65, James Madison 53

Ames, Iowa

Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, Virginia 67

Iowa State 74, Lehigh 42

Second Round

Last night

Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida St. 66, St. John's 65, OT

Tonight

Norfolk, Va.

Connecticut (34-0) vs. Temple (25-8), 7:06

Pittsburgh

Ohio State (31-4) vs. Mississippi State (20-12), 7:11

Ames, Iowa

Wisconsin-Green Bay (28-4) vs. Iowa State (24-7), 9:40

Regional Semifinals

Sunday, March 28

Dayton, Ohio

Connecticut–Temple-James Madison winner vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay-Iowa State winner, TBA

Florida State (28-5) vs. Ohio State-Mississippi State winner, TBA

Regional Championship

Tuesday, March 30

Dayton, Ohio

Semifinal winners, TBA

MEMPHIS REGIONAL

First Round

Saturday, March 20

Durham, N.C.

LSU 60, Hartford 39

Duke 72, Hampton 37

Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee 75, Austin Peay 42

Dayton 67, TCU 66

Berkeley, Calif.

Georgetown 62, Marist 42

Baylor 69, Fresno State 55

Sunday, March 21

Austin, Texas

San Diego State 74, Texas 63

West Virginia 58, Lamar 43

Second Round

Last night

Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee 92, Dayton 64

Berkeley, Calif.

Georgetown (26-6) vs. Baylor (24-9), late

Durham, N.C.

Duke 60, LSU 52

Tonight

Austin, Texas

San Diego State (22-10) vs. West Virginia (29-5), 9:40

Regional Semifinals

Saturday, March 27

Memphis, Tenn.

Tennessee (32-2) vs. Georgetown-Baylor winner, TBA

San Diego State-West Virginia winner vs. Duke (29-5), TBA

Regional Championship

Monday, March 29

Memphis, Tenn.

Semifinal winners, TBA

SACRAMENTO REGIONAL

First Round

Saturday, March 20

Seattle

Texas A&M 84, Portland State 53

Gonzaga 82, North Carolina 76

Tempe, Ariz.

Oklahoma State 70, Chattanooga 63

Georgia 64, Tulane 59

Stanford, Calif.

Iowa 70, Rutgers 63

Stanford 79, UC Riverside 47

Sunday, March 21

Cincinnati

Vanderbilt 83, DePaul 76, OT

Xavier 94, ETSU 82

Second Round

Last night

Tempe, Ariz.

Oklahoma State (24-10) vs. Georgia (24-8), late

Stanford, Calif.

Iowa (20-13) vs. Stanford (32-1), late

Seattle

Texas A&M (26-7) vs. Gonzaga (28-4), late

Tonight

Cincinnati

Vanderbilt (23-10) vs. Xavier (28-3), 7:06

Regional Semifinals

Saturday, March 27

Sacramento, Calif.

Oklahoma State-Georgia winner vs. Iowa-Stanford winner, TBA

Texas A&M-Gonzaga winner vs. Vanderbilt-Xavier winner, TBA

Regional Championship

Monday, March 29

Sacramento, Calif.

Semifinal winners, TBA

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL

First Round

Saturday, March 20

Louisville, Ky.

Michigan State 72, Bowling Green 62

Kentucky 83, Liberty 77

Sunday, March 21

Notre Dame, Ind.

Vermont 64, Wisconsin 55

Notre Dame 86, Cleveland State 58

Minneapolis

Nebraska 83, Northern Iowa 44

UCLA 74, N.C. State 54

Norman, Okla.

Arkansas-Little Rock 63, Georgia Tech 53

Oklahoma 68, South Dakota State 57

Second Round

Last night

Louisville, Ky.

Kentucky 70, Michigan State 52

Tonight

Minneapolis

Nebraska (31-1) vs. UCLA (25-8), 9:35

Norman, Okla.

Arkansas-Little Rock (27-6) vs. Oklahoma (24-10), 9:45

Notre Dame, Ind.

Vermont (27-6) vs. Notre Dame (28-5), 7:16

Regional Semifinals

Sunday, March 28

Kansas City, Mo.

Nebraska-UCLA winner vs. Kentucky (27-7), TBA

Arkansas-Little Rock-Oklahoma winner vs. Vermont-Notre Dame winner, TBA

Regional Championship

Tuesday, March 30

Kansas City, Mo.

Semifinal winners, TBA

FINAL FOUR

San Antonio

National Semifinals

Sunday, April 4

Dayton champion vs. Memphis champion

Sacramento champion vs. Kansas City champion

National Championship

Tuesday, April 6

Semifinal winners

WNIT

Sunday, March 21

Utah 66, St. Mary's, Calif. 53

Second Round

Sunday, March 21

Illinois State 59, Purdue 57

Maryland 87, East Carolina 52

Kansas 71, Creighton 68

Miami 77, Florida 64

Michigan 72, Toledo 57

North Carolina A&T 79, Charlotte 70

Missouri State 75, Samford 54

Virginia Commonwealth 84, Hofstra 65

Last night

Illinois 74, Marquette 72, OT

Northwestern 66, St. Bonaventure 62

Providence 76, Old Dominion 61

Syracuse 69, Richmond 55

Tonight

Texas Tech (18-14) at Wyoming (18-11), 9

BYU (21-9) at Arizona State (18-13), 9:30

New Mexico (19-13) at Oregon (17-15), 10

Utah (22-11) at California (19-13), 10

Third Round

Thursday, March 25

Providence (18-14) at Maryland (21-12), 7

Northwestern (18-14) vs. Michigan (19-13), 7

Illinois (18-14) at Missouri State (22-10), 8:05

Friday, March 26

Virginia Commonwealth (22-12) at Syracuse (24-10), 7

March 24-26

North Carolina A&T (23-10) vs. Miami (19-13), 7

Kansas (17-15) at Illinois State (26-7), 8:05

Oregon-New Mexico winner vs. California-Utah winner, TBA

Arizona State-BYU winner vs. Texas Tech-Wyoming winner, TBA

Quarterfinals

March 27-29

Oregon-New Mexico-California-Utah winner vs. Arizona State-BYU-Texas Tech-Wyoming winner

Illinois State-Kansas winner vs. Marquette-Illinois-Missouri State winner

Maryland-Old Dominion-Providence winner vs. North Carolina A&T-Miami winner

St. Bonaventure-Northwestern-Michigan winner vs. Syracuse-Richmond-Virginia Commonwealth winner

Semifinals

Wednesday, March 31

TBD

Thursday, April 1

TBD

Championship

Saturday, April 3

Semifinal winners

BASEBALL

Exhibition

American League

W L Pct

Cleveland 12 5 .706

Tampa Bay 13 6 .684

Detroit 11 8 .579

Toronto 9 7 .563

Minnesota 9 8 .529

Kansas City 8 8 .500

Oakland 9 10 .474

Boston 9 11 .450

Baltimore 8 11 .421

New York 8 11 .421

Seattle 7 11 .389

Chicago 6 10 .375

Texas 6 12 .333

Los Angeles 5 11 .313

National League

W L Pct

San Francisco 15 6 .714

Atlanta 11 6 .647

Colorado 13 8 .619

Chicago 11 8 .579

Philadelphia 9 7 .563

Houston 10 8 .556

Milwaukee 11 9 .550

Florida 10 9 .526

New York 10 9 .526

Arizona 10 10 .500

San Diego 9 10 .474

Cincinnati 8 9 .471

St. Louis 8 10 .444

Los Angeles 7 10 .412

Pittsburgh 5 11 .313

Washington 5 13 .278

Note: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not.

YESTERDAY

Cleveland 9, Chicago Cubs 2

Detroit 8, Toronto 2

St. Louis (ss) 6, Houston 4

Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 5

St. Louis (ss) 13, Boston (ss) 8

Philadelphia 9, N.Y. Yankees 7

Tampa Bay 11, Boston (ss) 9

L.A. Dodgers (ss) 8, Milwaukee 4

Oakland 7, Seattle 2

San Francisco 5, Texas 4

L.A. Angels 4, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 2

Arizona 5, San Diego 4, 10 innings

Kansas City 9, Chicago White Sox 5

Colorado 9, Cincinnati 1

TODAY

Houston vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore vs Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Atlanta vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels vs Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs vs Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Milwaukee vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

San Francisco vs Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

San Diego vs Colorado at Tucson, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

Washington vs Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 6:05 p.m.

Boston vs Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

SUNDAY

Pittsburgh , Tampa Bay (ss), rain

N.Y. Yankees , Detroit, rain

Atlanta , St. Louis, rain

Houston (ss) , N.Y. Mets, rain

Minnesota 12, Tampa Bay (ss) 3

Houston (ss) 10, Boston (ss) 7, 8 innings

Washington 9, Florida 7

Baltimore 5, Philadelphia 4

Toronto , Boston (ss), rain

San Diego 14, Texas 5

Seattle 12, L.A. Angels 6

Cincinnati (ss) 4, Oakland 3

Cincinnati (ss) 1, Chicago Cubs 1, tie, 10 innings

Milwaukee 4, Chicago White Sox 4, tie, 10 innings

Kansas City 11, Colorado 11, tie

San Francisco 4, Arizona 3

Cleveland 12, L.A. Dodgers 5

TOMORROW

Toronto vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Boston vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Florida vs Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Philadelphia vs Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Houston vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs vs Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Kansas City (ss) vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

San Francisco (ss) vs Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Arizona vs Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Washington vs N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

San Francisco (ss) vs Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.

Seattle vs San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers vs Oakland at Phoenix, 10:35 p.m.

At Dunedin, Fla.

Detroit 300111200–8 13 1

Toronto 020000000–2 10 1

Robertson, Coke (5), Willis (6), Valverde (7), J.Rainwater (8), R.Weinhardt (9) and Laird, M.St. Pierre; Tallet, Roenicke (6), Lamura (7), Janssen (8), Accardo (9) and Buck, Chavez. W–Robertson. L–Tallet. HRs–Detroit, Inge (1), Raburn (2). Toronto, Ruiz (3).

At Mesa, Ariz.

Cleveland 011021040–9 11 1

Chicago 000000002–2 6 1

Carmona, Wright (7), Rivera (8), Perez (9) and Redmond, Toregas; Samardzija, Grabow (5), Stevens (5), B.Parker (7), Parisi (8), Berg (8), J.Muyco (9) and Soto. W–Carmona. L–Samardzija.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Northeast Regional

Worcester, Mass.

First Round

Saturday, March 27

Boston College (25-10-3) vs. Alaska Fairbanks (18-11-9), 1:30 p.m.

North Dakota (25-12-5) vs. Yale (20-9-3), 5 p.m.

Regional Championship

Sunday, March 28

First-round winners, 5:30 p.m.

East Regional

Albany, N.Y.

First Round

Friday, March 26

Denver (27-9-4) vs. Rochester Tech (26-11-1), 3 p.m.

Cornell (21-8-4) vs. New Hampshire (17-13-7), 6:30 p.m.

Regional Championship

Saturday, March 27

First-round winners, 6:30 p.m.

MIDWEST Regional

Fort Wayne, Ind.

First Round

Saturday, March 27

Miami (Ohio) (27-7-7) vs. Alabama-Huntsville (12-17-3), 4 p.m.

Bemidji State (23-9-4) vs. Michigan (25-17-1), 7:30 p.m.

Regional Championship

Sunday, March 28

First-round winners, 8 p.m.

WEST Regional

St. Paul, Minn.

Friday, March 26

St. Cloud State (23-13-5) vs. Northern Michigan (20-12-8), 5:30 p.m.

Wisconsin (25-10-4) vs. Vermont (17-14-7), 9 p.m.

Regional Championship

Saturday, March 27

First-round winners, 9 p.m.

GOLF

PGA Tour Statistics

Through March 21

Scoring Average

1, Camilo Villegas, 68.46. 2, Ernie Els, 69.02. 3 (tie), Steve Stricker and K.J. Choi, 69.22. 5, Robert Allenby, 69.42. 6, Charles Howell III, 69.56. 7, J.B. Holmes, 69.63. 8, Justin Rose, 69.66. 9, Anthony Kim, 69.67. 10, Bubba Watson, 69.71.

Driving Distance

1, Dustin Johnson, 300.4. 2, Bubba Watson, 299.9. 3, Camilo Villegas, 299.6. 4, Angel Cabrera, 299.1. 5, Phil Mickelson, 297.1. 6, Graham DeLaet, 296.6. 7, Andres Romero, 295.6. 8, J.B. Holmes, 295.3. 9, Marc Leishman, 293.7. 10, Jason Day, 292.9.

Greens in Regulation Pct.

1, Kevin Stadler, 76.30%. 2, Billy Mayfair, 74.75%. 3, Cameron Tringale, 74.60%. 4, Martin Laird, 73.56%. 5 (tie), Joe Durant, Henrik Bjornstad and Troy Matteson, 73.46%. 8, Stephen Ames, 73.28%. 9 (tie), Heath Slocum and D.J. Trahan, 73.19%.

All-Around Ranking

1, Robert Allenby, 260. 2, Matt Kuchar, 269. 3, Steve Stricker, 336. 4, Steve Elkington, 337. 5, Camilo Villegas, 348. 6, Tom Gillis, 350. 7, Paul Casey, 377. 8, Kevin Sutherland, 386. 9, K.J. Choi, 388. 10, Vijay Singh, 398.

Money Leaders

1, Steve Stricker (6), $1,974,300. 2, Ernie Els (6), $1,951,106. 3, Camilo Villegas (4), $1,861,500. 4, Dustin Johnson (8), $1,772,950. 5, Ian Poulter (4), $1,505,025. 6, Paul Casey (4), $1,470,700. 7, Matt Kuchar (8), $1,406,013. 8, Geoff Ogilvy (5), $1,314,606. 9, Hunter Mahan (6), $1,244,793. 10, Jim Furyk (5), $1,222,987.



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