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Published: Tuesday, 4/27/2010

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ECHL

Playoffs

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Cincinnati 3, Charlotte 2

Tonight: Cincinnati at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

x-Wednesday: Cincinnati at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Reading 4, Florida 0

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Stockton 4, Bakersfield 1

Idaho 4, Utah 0

CONFERENCE FINALS

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Charlotte vs. Reading

TBA: Reading at Charlotte, TBA

TBA: Reading at Charlotte, TBA

Tuesday, May 4: Charlotte at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 8: Charlotte at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

x-Sunday, May 9: Charlotte at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

x-TBA: Reading at Charlotte, TBA

x-TBA: Reading at Charlotte, TBA

Or Cincinnati vs. Reading

Friday: Reading at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Reading at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4: Cincinnati at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 8: Cincinnati at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

x-Sunday, May 9: Cincinnati at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

x-Tuesday, May 11: Reading at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

x-Wednesday, May 12: Reading at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Stockton vs. Idaho

Friday: Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

Saturday: Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5: Idaho at Stockton, 11 p.m.

Friday, May 7: Idaho at Stockton, 11:30 p.m.

x-Saturday, May 8: Idaho at Stockton, 11:30 p.m.

x-Tuesday, May 11: Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

x-Wednesday, May 12: Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

TENNIS

Grand Prix Sar

Fez, Morocco

Singles

First Round

Iveta Besenova (7) d. Olivia Rogowska 6-0, 6-4.

Ioana Raluca Olaru d. Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Olga Savchuk d. Patricia Mayr 6-4, 7-6 (0).

Rome Masters

Singles

First Round

Santiago Giraldo d. Juan Carlos Ferrero (12) 6-0, 6-3.

Paolo Lorenzi d. Albert Montanes 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

John Isner (14) d. Horacio Zeballos 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Philipp Kohlschreiber d. Pablo Cuevas 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-4.

Ernests Gulbis d. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 6-2, 6-2.

Potito Starace d. Jan Hajek 6-2, 6-2.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez d. Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 6-2.

Juan Monaco (16) d. Igor Andreev 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Julien Bennetau d. Sam Querrey (15) 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-6 (2).

Tomas Berdych (10) d. Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-3.

Michael Llodra d. Aandreas Beck 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Filippo Volandri d. Peter Luczak 6-4, 6-3.

Ivan Ljubicic (11) d. Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5, 6-7 (1), 6-0.

ATP leaders

Money

1, Roger Federer, $2,049,820. 2, Rafael Nadal, $1,269,099. 3, Andy Roddick, $1,233,830. 4, Andy Murray, $1,104,369. 5, Fernando Verdasco, $982,725. 6, Robin Soderling, $915,197. 7, Novak Djokovic, $847,770. 8, Ivan Ljubicic, $802,801.

9, Marin Cilic, $667,023. 10, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, $649,428.

Rankings

1, Roger Federer, 10690. 2, Novak Djokovic, 7390. 3, Rafael Nadal, 6480. 4, Juan Martin del Potro, 5725. 5, Andy Murray, 5485. 6, Nikolay Davydenko, 5245. 7, Robin Soderling, 4805. 8, Andy Roddick, 4780. 9, Fernando Verdasco, 3555. 10, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 3050.

WTA leaders

Money

1, Serena Williams, $1,984,467. 2, Venus Williams, $1,090,046. 3, Justine Henin, $1,052,731. 4, Jelena Jankovic, $829,072. 5, Kim Clijsters, $807,636. 6, Caroline Wozniacki, $588,063. 7, Sam Stosur, $540,513. 8, Zheng Jie, $498,721. 9, Victoria Azarenka, $445,802. 10, Agnieszka Radwanska, $425,365.

Rankings

1, Serena Williams, 7946. 2, Caroline Wozniacki, 6255. 3, Dinara Safina, 6150. 4, Venus Williams, 5817. 5, Svetlana Kuznetsova, 5620. 6, Elena Dementieva, 4965. 7, Jelena Jankovic, 4740. 8, Agnieszka Radwanska, 4190. 9, Victoria Azarenka, 4080. 10, Sam Stosur, 3975.

Standings

1, Venus Williams, 2380. 2, Serena Williams, 2320. 3, Justine Henin, 2100. 4, Caroline Wozniacki, 1836. 5, Victoria Azarenka, 1611. 6, Kim Clijsters, 1550. 7, Jelena Jankovic, 1547. 8, Elena Dementieva, 1496. 9, Samantha Stosur, 1452. 10, Vera Zvonareva, 1386.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR

Sprint Cup Leaders

Through Sunday

Points

1, Jimmie Johnson, 1,323. 2, Kevin Harvick, 1,297. 3, Greg Biffle, 1,237. 4, Matt Kenseth, 1,224. 5, Kyle Busch, 1,163. 6, Mark Martin, 1,154. 7, Kurt Busch, 1,146. 8, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 1,142. 9, Denny Hamlin, 1,138. 10, Jeff Gordon, 1,130.

11, Clint Bowyer, 1,086. 12, Jeff Burton, 1,082. 13, Carl Edwards, 1,067. 14, Tony Stewart, 1,061. 15, Martin Truex Jr., 1,045. 16, Joey Logano, 1,001. 17, Jamie McMurray, 998. 18, Ryan Newman, 995. 19, Paul Menard, 962. 20, Juan Pablo Montoya, 959.

Money

1, Jamie McMurray, $2,649,865. 2, Jimmie Johnson, $2,272,466. 3, Kevin Harvick, $2,169,136. 4, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $1,950,079. 5, Greg Biffle, $1,690,504. 6, Denny Hamlin, $1,681,354. 7, Jeff Gordon, $1,624,563. 8, Kyle Busch, $1,620,758. 9, Matt Kenseth, $1,612,938. 10, Kurt Busch, $1,605,811.

11, Kasey Kahne, $1,551,599. 12, Juan Pablo Montoya, $1,505,483. 13, Jeff Burton, $1,473,589. 14, Clint Bowyer, $1,467,020. 15, David Reutimann, $1,461,559. 16, Tony Stewart, $1,450,411. 17, Joey Logano, $1,437,215. 18, Ryan Newman, $1,416,590. 19, Carl Edwards, $1,402,761. 20, Mark Martin, $1,384,739.

PRO FOOTBALL

Arena Football League

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Midwest Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 4 0 0 1.000 253 195

Milwaukee 3 0 0 1.000 211 171

Iowa 1 2 0 .333 159 186

Cleveland 0 3 0 .000 162 183

West Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Arizona 2 1 0 .667 194 202

Spokane 2 1 0 .667 208 178

Utah 0 3 0 .000 128 194

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Bossier-Shreveport 2 1 0 .667 197 193

Tulsa 2 1 0 .667 208 194

Oklahoma City 1 2 0 .333 161 172

Dallas 0 2 0 .000 100 117

South Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Alabama 2 1 0 .667 174 157

Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 160 132

Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 173 182

Orlando 0 2 0 .000 98 130

SUNDAY

Milwaukee 72, Tampa Bay 61

FRIDAY

Iowa at Orlando, 8 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Bossier-Shreveport at Utah, 9:05 p.m.

SATURDAY

Tulsa at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m.

Arizona at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Alabama, 8:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Spokane, 10 p.m.

PREP TENNIS

ST. FRANCIS 4, ANTHONY WAYNE 1

Lenz (SF) d. Gaspar, 7-5, 6-4; Unnerstall (SF) d. Smith, 7-5, 6-0; White (SF) d. Coffman, 6-1, 6-3; Kocol/Nofzinger (AW) d. Phandihn/Filipiak, 6-3, 6-0; Wainz/Pike (SF) d. Alleman/Price, 7-6, 6-4.

MAUMEE 3, WHITMER 2

Russell (M) d. Mills, 6-0, 6-1; Mutchler (M) d. Dorn, 6-0, 6-0; Hartman (W) d. Barlos, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2; Hermes/English (M0 d. Edge/Rittner, 6-2, 6-4; Kimura/Kenczewicz (W) d. Rubini/Pilcher, 6-1, 6-1.

WAUSEON 3, LIMA BATH 2

Wachtman (W) d. Ruhe, 6-0, 6-0; Becker (W) d. Slusher, 6-0, 6-1; Hayati (W) d. Kindig, 6-0, 6-0; A. Lauf/J. Lauf (LB) d. Nichols/Saldias, 7-6 3-6 7-5; Briley/Shepler (LB) d. Patel/Saffell, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

ROSSFORD 3, SANDUSKY ST. MARY 2

(OTCA) Liden (SSM) d. M. Hotz, 6-1, 6-0; Goss (R) d. Slattery, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Stark (SSM) d. Fairbanks, 7-6, 6-4; J. Hotz/Keller (R) d. C. Ebert/Opfer, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Kralovic/Kanary (R) d. J. Ebert/DeRiso, 6-1, 6-0.

ARCHBOLD 3, OTTAWA-GLANDORF 2

Schmitz (OG) d. Fredrick, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5; Short (A) d. Lammers, 6-4, 6-2; Fortman (OG) d. McCoy, 6-2, 6-2; Nafziger/Tinsman (A) d. Selhorst/Duling, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Lauber/Cassidy (A) d. WSchmiedebusch/Drerup, 6-1, 6-4.

NORTHVIEW 4, BOWSHER 1

Biniker (B) d. Rhenwal, 6-4, 6-2; Holler (N) d. LeGendre, 6-1, 7-5; Stevens (N) d. Boraby, 6-0, 6-1; Forester/Georgetti (N) d. Witter/Seabold, 6-0, 6-2; Connelly/Hering (N) d. Mack/Ferner, 6-1, 6-1.

PREP SOFTBALL

Archbold 006 92 - 17 18 2

Delta 000 00 - 0 2 1

WP-Wyse. LP-Walter. Cody (A) 3-4, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI.

Rossford 000 000 0 --0 3 1

Anthony Wayne 010 020 0 - 3 5 0

WP-Haley. LP-Stahl. Sigg (AW) 1-1, 2 RBI.

Notre Dame 010 200 0 - 3 9 0

Whitmer 000 000 000 - 0 8 2

WP-Inman. LP-Erdmann. Ka. McKenty (ND) 2-4, 2 RBI.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

New York 4 1 0 12 6 4

Kansas City 2 1 1 7 5 1

Chicago 2 2 1 7 7 5

Columbus 2 0 1 7 5 2

New England 2 3 0 6 7 6

Toronto FC 2 3 0 6 6 10

Philadelphia 1 3 0 3 5 8

D.C. 0 4 0 0 2 11

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Los Angeles 4 0 1 13 7 1

Colorado 3 1 1 10 8 5

Seattle 2 2 2 8 7 7

Houston 2 2 1 7 6 6

San Jose 2 2 0 6 6 7

Chivas USA 2 3 0 6 5 8

Real Salt Lake 1 3 1 4 7 7

FC Dallas 0 1 3 3 6 7

Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

SATURDAY

New York 2, Philadelphia 1

Columbus 1, Real Salt Lake 0

Colorado 2, New England 1

Chicago 2, Houston 0

Kansas City 0, Los Angeles 0, tie

Chivas USA 3, San Jose 2

SUNDAY

Toronto FC 2, Seattle FC 0

SATURDAY, MAY 1

New York at D.C. United, 4

FC Dallas at New England, 7:30

Kansas City at Houston, 8:30

Chivas USA at Chicago, 8:30

Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, 9

Colorado at San Jose, 10

Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 10:30

Columbus at Seattle FC, 10:30

SPORTLIGHT

April 27

1956–Rocky Marciano retires as the undefeated heavyweight boxing champion. He finished with a 49-0 record, including six title defenses and 43 knockouts.

1970–The Minneapolis Lakers announce that they will relocate to Los Angeles.

1968–Jimmy Ellis won the world heavyweight boxing title with a 15-round decision over Jerry Quarry in Oakland, Calif. This is the final bout of an eight-man elimination tournament to fill Muhammad Ali’s vacated title.

1994–Scott Erickson, who allowed the most hits in the majors the previous season, pitched Minnesota’s first no-hitter in 27 years as the Twins beat Milwaukee 6-0.

1994–Dave Hannan scores 5:43 into the fourth overtime to keep the Buffalo Sabres going in the NHL playoffs with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils, the sixth-longest game in NHL history.

2001–Jamal Mashburn of Charlotte sets an NBA playoff record by making all 25 of his free throws during the three-game sweep of Miami. Mashburn is 10-for-10 in Charlotte’s 94-79 victory.

2002–Derek Lowe pitches a no-hitter against Tampa Bay. Brent Abernathy is the only baserunner Lowe allows in Boston’s 10-0 victory.

2003–Kevin Millwood pitches his first career no-hitter to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 1-0.

2007–Kirk Radomski, a former New York Mets clubhouse employee, pleads guilty to distributing steroids to major league players for a decade and agrees to help baseball’s steroids investigators.

2008–Ashley Force becomes the first woman to win a national Funny Car race. The 25-year-old beats her father, drag racing icon John Force, in the final round of the 28th annual Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals to deny him his 1,000 winning round in his 500th NHRA tour event.

2009–West Virginia State’s Bo Darby hit home runs in five consecutive at-bats over two games, including four in one contest. The sophomore outfielder homers in his first four trips to the plate against Salem International. He also connects in his final at-bat two days earlier against the University of Charleston. Darby homers twice more in the second game of the doubleheader, giving him six for the day with 14 RBIs.

2009–The Denver Nuggets match the biggest victory in playoff history with their 121-63 rout of New Orleans in Game 4 of their first-round series. The Minneapolis Lakers had the other 58-point postseason victory, beating the St. Louis Hawks 133-75 in 1956. The Hornets record playoff lows in points, field goals made (17), field goals attempted (54), assists (10) and second-half points (24).

BASEBALL

Highest Salaries

Current and future baseball contracts with average annual values of $20 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for money deferred without interest:

Player, Club YearsAvg.Salary

Alex Rodriguez, NYY 2008-17$27,500,000

Ryan Howard, Phi 2012-16$25,000,000

CC Sabathia, NYY 2009-15$23,000,000

Joe Mauer, Min 2011-18$23,000,000

Johan Santana, NYM 2008-13$22,916,667

Mark Teixeira, NYY 2009-16$22,500,000

Manny Ramirez, LAD 2009-10$22,500,000

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

MLB–Named Dr. Charles Steinberg senior advisor for public affairs. Suspended N.Y. Mets LHP Angel Calero (St. Lucie-FSL) and free agent OF Socrates Brito 50 games apiece for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug under the minor league program.

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Claimed OF Jai Miller of waivers from Oakland (AL) and assigned him to Omaha (OCL). Transferred INF Josh Fields to the 60-day DL.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Agreed to terms with 1B Ryan Howard on a five-year contract extension through 2016.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Placed INF Felipe Lopez on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF John Jay and INF Tyler Greene from Memphis (PCL). Optioned OF Allen Craig to Memphis.

Southern League

CAROLINA MUDCATS–Called up RHP Curtis Partch from Lynchburg (Carolina). Sent RHP Dallas Buck to Lynchburg.

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS–Signed RHP Wade Townsend and RHP Mike Bille.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS–Signed C Tycen Povey, OF Roberto Alvarez and RHP Greg Lane.

PENSACOLA PELICANS–Signed LHP Tommy Baumgardner and OF Joey Side.

WICHITA WINGNUTS–Released RHP Kyle Frets.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX–Signed RHP Josh Papelbon. Traded RHP Noel Baca to the El Paso (AA) for a player to be named.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS–Released RHP Jordan Towns. Signed INF Jesus Villegas.

Golden Baseball League

ORANGE COUNTY FLYERS–Agreed to terms with INF Keith Ginter.

YUMA SCORPIONS–Agreed to terms with RHP Adam Kramer.

Northern League

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS–Released RHP Tim Lavigne.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES–Agreed to terms with RHP Reid Santos.

ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS–Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Todd.

SCHAUMBURG FLYERS–Released RHP Edwin Almonte and RHP Jon Huizinga. Assigned INF Travis Brown to the inactive list.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA–Fined Dallas C Erick Dampier $35,000 for publicly criticizing game officials after an April 23 game against San Antonio.

American Basketball Association

ABA–Granted an expansion team to Indianapolis to begin play in the 2010-2011 season.

INDIANAPOLIS–Announced team nickname will be Drive. Named Tim Hicks general manager.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS–Signed QB Max Hall, CB Marshay Green, CB A.J. Jefferson, WR Max Komar, WR Juamorris Stewart, WR Stephen Williams, OT Devin Tyler, OT Casey Knips, C David Moosman and RB Alfonso Smith.

ATLANTA FALCONS–Signed TE Leroy Banks, WR Tim Buckley, S Rafael Bush, CB Dominique Daniels, S Gabe Derricks, LS Justin Drescher, WR Brandyn Harvey, LB Weston Johnson, PK Garrett Lindholm, RB Dimitri Nance, TE Michael Palmer, TE Colin Peek, DE Emmanuel Stephens, WR Ryan Wolfe and LB Bear Woods.

CAROLINA PANTHERS–Agreed to terms with RB Daniel Porter, FB Rashawn Jackson, WR Trey Young, TE Andrew George, G Noah Franklin, G Kurtis Gregory, G Ray Hisatake, T Mark Ortmann, DT Andre Neblett, LB Sean Ware, S Matt O’Hanlon, K Aaron Pettrey and P Blake Haudan.

CHICAGO BEARS–Agreed to terms with WR Vic Hall.

DALLAS COWBOYS–Agreed to terms with PK Delbert Alvarado, NT Junior Aumavae, OT Will Barker, S Barry Church, G-C Phil Costa, WR Rashaun Greer, FB Chris Gronkowski, WR Terrell Hudgins, CB Bryan McCann, S Danny McCray, RB Lonyae Miller, QB Matt Nichols, G-C Chet Teofilo, OT Mike Tepper, TE Nick Tow-Arnett, WR Verran Tucker and DE Lorenzo Washington.

GREEN BAY PACKERS–Released LB Jeremy Thompson.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS–Released DT John Henderson, LB Brian Iwuh, DT Montavious Stanley and LB Tank Daniels. Withdrew its qualifying offer to LB Clint Ingram.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Released LB Adalius Thomas.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS–Agreed to terms with LB Jason Beauchamp, LB Harry Coleman, WR Chris Bell, RB Carlos Brown, RB Christian Ducre, RB Chris Ivory, G Brandon Carter, G Joe Tonga, DE Junior Galette, DE Brandon Sharpe, LS Clint Gresham, S Ryan Hamilton, DT Jay Ross and CB Marcell Young.

NEW YORK GIANTS–Signed QB Dominic Randolph, TE Jake Ballard, WR Tim Brown, WR Duke Calhoun, WR Victor Cruz, OL Dennis Landolt, C Jim Cordle, DE Ayanga Okpokowuruk, DT Nate Collins, LB Lee Campbell, CB Seth Williams, CB Leon Wright and S Michael Greco.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES–Agreed to terms with DT Charles Alexander, WR Blue Cooper, G Zipp Duncan, QB Joey Elliott, OT Austin Howard, WR Kevin Jurovich, OT Jeraill McCuller, CB Josh Morris, CB David Pender, WR Pat Simonds and FB Chris Zardas.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS–Signed G Dorian Brooks, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, OT Kyle Jolly, FB Demetrius Taylor, DT Cordarrow Thompson, S Justin Thornton and C-G A.J. Trump.

ST. LOUIS RAMS–Agreed to terms with DT Jermelle Cudjo, LB Freddie Harris, LB Cardia Jackson, S Jeromy Jones, LB Simoni Lawrence, QB Thaddeus Lewis, FB Jamie McCoy, WR Brandon McRae, WR Roderick Owens, S Darian Stewart, FB Kennedy Tinsley, RB Keith Toston and RB DeMaundray Woolridge.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS–Agreed to terms with WR Seyi Ajirotutu, OT Brady Bond, TE Richard Brockel, TE Dajleon Farr, WR Richard Goodman, C-G Jeff Hansen, FB Cory Jackson, WR Jordyn Jackson, OT Justin Jeffries, P Cort Johnson, LB Brandon Lang, RB Shawnbrey McNeal, OT Ryan Otterson, OT Stephan Richmond, CB Traye Simmons, WR Ernest Smith, WR Marcel Thompson, WR Bryan Walters, WR Jeremy Williams and LB Kion Wilson.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS–Signed LB Travis LaBoy to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with LB Mike Balogun LB, CB Tramaine Brock, QB Jarrett Brown, WR Shay Hodge, LB Keaton Kristick, WR Scott Long, S Christopher Maragos, WR Jared Perry, CB Patrick Stoudamire and CB-S Leroy Vann.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANNERS–Signed DE Brandon Gilbeaux, OT Derek Hardman, PK Hunter Lawrence, TE Jeron Mastrud, LB Rico McCoy, WR Preston Parker, G Sergio Render, G Vladimir Richard, DB Dennis Rogan, DE James Ruffin, QB Jevan Snead and OT James Williams. Released G Shawn Murphy, P Sam Paulescu, CB Stoney Woodson, DT Chris Hovan, OL Arron Sears and FB B.J. Askew.

TENNESSEE TITANS–Agreed to terms with RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Stafon Johnson, C Kevin Matthews, C Bruce Matthews, C Kenneth Alfred, OL Nick Howell, OL John Malecki, RB Dominique Lindsay, FB Willie Rose, TE Gerald Harris, TE Steve Pfahler, WR Mico McSwain, WR Bobby Sewall, LB Jacob Lewko, LB Patrick Trahan and DT Joe Joseph.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES–Named Jim Ballweg senior director of corporate sponsorships and Brian Tatum senior director of team operations.

MONTREAL CANADIENS–Recalled D P.K. Subban from Hamilton (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS–Announced the retirement of coach Jacques Lemaire.

WINTER SPORTS

Bobsleigh

U.S. NATIONAL BOBSLED TEAM–Announced the resignation of Sepp and Francois Plozza, men’s and women’s coaches to take the same roles in Switzerland.

COLLEGE

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO–Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Mike Newell.

CAPITAL–Named Chris Hauser defensive coordinator.

CREIGHTON–Named Greg McDermott men’s basketball coach.

EAST CAROLINA–Named Joe Crump men’s assistant soccer coach.

OREGON–Named Dana Altman men’s basketball coach and signed him to a seven-year contract.

PFEIFFER–Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Dave Davis to take a similar position at Newberry.

UCLA–Named Philip Mathews men’s assistant basketball coach.

NHL

PlayoffS

First Round

(Best-of-7)

(x-if necessary)

Yesterday

Montreal 4, Washington 3, series tied 3-3

Boston 4, Buffalo 3, Boston wins series 4-2

Chicago 5, Nashville 3, Chicago wins series 4-2

Sunday

Phoenix 5, Detroit, 2, series tied 3-3

Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 2, Vancouver wins series 4-2

Tonight

Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Wednesday

Montreal at Washington, TBA

SPORTS NOTE

GENOA TOURNAMENTS: Genoa Little League will be holding tournaments this summer. The U10 tournament will be June 10-13. The U12 and U14 tournament will be June 30-July 4. All tournaments are $175 plus one umpire fee per game. There is a 3-game guarantee. Information: www.leaguelineup.com/genoa or contact Lee Nissen at 351-2398.

CITY OF TOLEDO Division of Recreation Athletic Office is registering 10, 12 and 14-under baseball teams Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at2201 Ottawa Parkway. Cost is $150 per team. For more information, call 419-936-2877.

NBA

Playoffs

First Round

(Best-of-7)(x-if necessary)

Last night

Orlando 99, Charlotte 90, Orlando wins series 4-0

Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 104, Atlanta leads series 3-2

Portland at Phoenix, late, series tied 2-2

Sunday

Miami 101, Boston 92, Boston leads series 3-0

Cleveland 121, Chicago 98, Cleveland leads series 3-1

San Antonio 92, Dallas 89, San Antonio leads series 3-1

Utah 117, Denver 106, Utah leads series 3-1

Tonight

Miami at Boston, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m., series tied 2-2

Wednesday

Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30 or 8 p.m.

Charlotte at Orlando, 8 p.m.

Utah at Denver, 9 or 10:30 p.m.

Thursday

x-Boston at Miami, 7, 7:30 or 8 p.m.

x-Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Portland, 9 or 10:30 p.m.

x-Dallas at San Antonio, 8, 8:30 or 9:30 p.m.

Friday

Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7 or 8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 8, 9 or 9:30 p.m.

x-Denver at Utah, 10 or 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

x-Chicago at Cleveland, TBA

x-Miami at Boston, TBA

x-San Antonio at Dallas, TBA

x-Portland at Phoenix, TBA

Sunday

Charlotte at Orlando, TBA

Milwaukee at Atlanta, TBA

x-Utah at Denver, TBA

x-Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, TBA

LATEST LINE

MLB

National League

NY METS (1) 71/2 -81/2 LA Dodgers

LA Dodgers (2) 51/2 -61/2 NY METS

FLORIDA 51/2 -61/2 San Diego

CHICAGO CUBS 7-8 Washington

HOUSTON Even-6 Cincinnati

MILWAUKEE 8-9 Pittsburgh

ST. LOUIS 8-9 Atlanta

COLORADO 9-10 Arizona

Philadelphia Even-6 SAN FRANCISCO

American League

Boston Even-6 TORONTO

DETROIT Even-6 Minnesota

NY Yankees 7-8 BALTIMORE

TAMPA BAY 71/2 -81/2 Oakland

TEXAS 51/2 -61/2 Chi White Sox

KANSAS CITY 71/2 -81/2 Seattle

LA ANGELS 7-8 Cleveland

NBA Playoffs

Best of Seven Series

Cleveland leads series 3-1

CLEVELAND 12 (199) Chicago

Boston leads series 3-1

BOSTON 6 (188) Miami

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Best of Seven Series

San Antonio leads series 3-1

DALLAS 5 (193) San Antonio

Series is tied at 2-2

LA LAKERS 6 (194) Oklahoma City

(Wednesday)

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Best of Seven Series

Utah leads series 3-1

DENVER 61/2 (215) Utah

NHL Playoffs

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Best of Seven Series

Series is tied at 3-3

Detroit Even-1/2 PHOENIX

Home Team in CAPS

BOWLING

Men 750 or better

Dana Reed, Southwyck 780

Women 650 or better

Angela Donschdz, Southwyck 671

GOLF

World Rankings

Through Sunday

1. Tiger Woods USA 11.36

2. Phil Mickelson USA 8.90

3. Steve Stricker USA 7.67

4. Lee Westwood Eng 7.64

5. Jim Furyk USA 6.96

6. Ian Poulter Eng 6.13

7. Ernie Els SAf 5.98

8. Paul Casey Eng 5.84

9. Martin Kaymer Ger 5.19

10. Anthony Kim USA 4.99

11. Padraig Harrington Irl 4.58

12. Camilo Villegas Col 4.56

13. Rory McIlroy NIr 4.46

14. Geoff Ogilvy Aus 4.28

15. Retief Goosen SAf 4.21

16. Henrik Stenson Swe 4.09

17. Robert Allenby Aus 4.08

18. Hunter Mahan USA 3.96

19. Luke Donald Eng 3.94

20. Y.E. Yang Kor 3.86

21. Sean O’Hair USA 3.83

22. Kenny Perry USA 3.65

23. Charl Schwartzel SAf 3.58

24. Sergio Garcia Esp 3.54

25. Stewart Cink USA 3.50

26. Robert Karlsson Swe 3.35

27. Nick Watney USA 3.31

28. Dustin Johnson USA 3.28

29. Lucas Glover USA 3.27

30. Ross Fisher Eng 3.24

31. Zach Johnson USA 3.17

32. Matt Kuchar USA 3.06

33. Angel Cabrera Arg 3.06

34. K.J. Choi Kor 2.89

35. Alvaro Quiros Esp 2.82

36. Edoardo Molinari Ita 2.78

37. Miguel Angel Jimenez Esp 2.70

38. Yuta Ikeda Jpn 2.60

39. Vijay Singh Fji 2.54

40. Francesco Molinari Ita 2.54

41. Louis Oosthuizen SAf 2.49

42. Adam Scott Aus 2.49

43. Tim Clark SAf 2.49

44. Thongchai Jaidee Tha 2.44

45. Michael Sim Aus 2.40

46. Oliver Wilson Eng 2.38

47. Ryo Ishikawa Jpn 2.37

48. Kevin Na USA 2.36

49. Graeme McDowell NIr 2.33

50. Soren Hansen Den 2.29

51. Soren Kjeldsen Den 2.26

52. Ben Crane USA 2.25

53. Ryan Moore USA 2.22

54. Mike Weir Can 2.22

55. Anders Hansen Den 2.22

56. David Toms USA 2.17

57. J.B. Holmes USA 2.12

58. Brian Gay USA 2.10

59. Stephen Ames Can 2.08

60. Jason Bohn USA 2.03

61. Peter Hanson Swe 2.01

62. Justin Rose Eng 2.01

63. Stephen Marino USA 2.01

64. Simon Dyson Eng 2.00

65. Scott Verplank USA 1.99

66. Rory Sabbatini SAf 1.99

67. Ross McGowan Eng 1.91

68. Rickie Fowler USA 1.91

69. Jason Dufner USA 1.91

70. Justin Leonard USA 1.88

71. Hiroyuki Fujita Jpn 1.86

72. Chad Campbell USA 1.85

73. Rhys Davies Wal 1.85

74. Bubba Watson USA 1.85

75. Koumei Oda Jpn 1.83

LPGA Money Leaders

TrnMoney

1. Yani Tseng 4$460,932

2. Ai Miyazato 4$398,284

3. Suzann Pettersen 4$380,203

4. Cristie Kerr 4$276,921

5. Song-Hee Kim 4$270,997

6. Jiyai Shin 4$234,742

7. Inbee Park 4$207,525

8. Karrie Webb 4$152,274

9. Jee Young Lee 4$135,497

10. Lorena Ochoa 4$131,709

11. Candie Kung 4$109,744

12. Catriona Matthew 4$97,882

13. Michelle Wie 4$96,202

14. Morgan Pressel 4$89,763

15. Momoko Ueda 4$89,012

16. Amy Yang 4$88,474

17. Na Yeon Choi 4$88,425

18. Karen Stupples 2$85,433

19. In-Kyung Kim 4$81,497

20. Anna Nordqvist 4$78,023

21. Hee Young Park 4$76,910

22. Angela Stanford 4$70,330

23. Maria Hjorth 3$67,980

24. Vicky Hurst 4$67,701

25. Seon Hwa Lee 4$61,125

26. Katherine Hull 4$56,143

27. Brittany Lang 4$50,272

28. Shanshan Feng 2$46,961

29. Stacy Prammanasudh 4$46,814

30. Brittany Lincicome 4$46,124

31. Teresa Lu 3$44,881

32. Stacy Lewis 4$44,542

33. Sophie Gustafson 4$44,359

34. Juli Inkster 4$44,170

35. Pat Hurst 4$43,049

36. Se Ri Pak 4$42,851

37. Kristy McPherson 4$40,244

38. Na On Min 2$38,176

39. Eunjung Yi 4$36,892

40. Karine Icher 2$35,791

41. Grace Park 2$35,544

42. Mika Miyazato 4$34,504

43. Hee-Won Han 4$34,318

44. Christina Kim 4$33,958

45. Jimin Kang 3$31,156

46. Sun Young Yoo 4$30,350

47. M.J. Hur 4$29,614

48. Sandra Gal 4$29,093

49. Kyeong Bae 4$28,327

50. Meena Lee 4$22,662



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