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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.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS —Signed F Reggie Williams for the remainder of the season.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES —Waived F Alando Tucker.

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

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

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

COLLEGE

APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE—Named Union junior C Gina Loflin softball Player of the Week.

EASTERN COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE—Named Bellarmine senior Chase Williams lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

GREAT LAKES VALLEY CONFERENCE—Named Northern Kentucky sophomore Jessica Farris of Independence softball Player of the Week.

HEARTLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE—Named Transylvania freshman Megan Mitchell softball Hitter of the Week.

KENTUCKY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE—Named Asbury junior Josh Thigpen baseball Pitcher of the Week. Named sophomore 3B Miranda Drury of Lawrenceburg softball Player of the Week. Named Brescia freshman Julien Chenneberg men's tennis Player of the Week.

MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE—Named Georgetown's K.C. Massie of Lexington baseball Pitcher of the Week. For softball, named Cumberlands' Tabitha Benson the Player of the Week and Campbellsville's Allison Horton the Pitcher of the Week.

PRESIDENTS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE—Named Thomas More sophomore Paul Uhl baseball Pitcher of the Week.

SUN BELT CONFERENCE—Named Western Kentucky junior Matt Rice baseball Player of the Week.

ASBURY—Named Ben Andrews men's soccer head coach.

ARIZONA —Named Greg Byrne, athletic director.

CUMBERLANDS —Signed Alex Swoboda of Louisville (Seneca East) to men's soccer.

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

KENTUCKY—Announced resignation of women's golf coach Myra Blackwelder, effective at the end of April.

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.

Baseball

major league

pre-season scores, schedule

Monday's games

St. Louis (ss) 6, Houston 4

Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 5

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

Detroit 8, Toronto 2

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)

Cleveland 9, Chicago Cubs 2

Kansas City 9, Chicago White Sox 5

Colorado 9, Cincinnati 1

Tuesday's games

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.

At Goodyear, Ariz.

Colorado 002 010 420—9 10 1

Cincinnati 100 000 000—1 5 1

De La Rosa, Daley (6), Corpas (7), Belisle (8), Rincon (9) and J.Pacheco, Olivo; Arroyo, Chapman (6), F.Baez (7), R.Geronimo (9) and Hernandez, Castillo. W—De La Rosa. L—Arroyo. HRs—Colorado, Barmes (2), Eldred 2 (3). Cincinnati, Stubbs (3).

college

monday's scores

Lindsey Wilson 16 Cincinnati Clermont 6

Lindsey Wilson 15 Cincinnati Clermont 7

high school

Anderson Co. 000 000 0—0 1 0

Mercer Co. 011 002 x—4 7 2

Taylor, Harley (6) and Fogle; Cinnamon, Honchel (7) and Gooch. W—Cinnamon (1-0). L—Taylor (0-1).

Records—Mercer Co. 1-0, Anderson Co. 0-1.

Nelson Co. 020 001 0—3 6 1

Danville 000 201 1—4 5 1

Connaughty, Gant (7) and Broaddus; Elmore, Evans (5) and Lasure. W—Evans (1-0). L—Gant (0-1).

Records—Danville 1-0, Nelson Co. 0-1.Basketball

nba

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 45 24 .652 —

Toronto 35 34 .507 10

New York 25 45 .357 20½

Philadelphia 24 47 .338 22

New Jersey 7 63 .100 38½

Southeast Division

x-Orlando 50 21 .704 —

Atlanta 45 25 .643 4½

Miami 37 34 .521 13

Charlotte 35 34 .507 14

Washington 21 47 .309 27½

Central Division

y-Cleveland 56 15 .789 —

Milwaukee 39 30 .565 16

Chicago 33 37 .471 22½

Indiana 24 46 .343 31½

Detroit 23 47 .329 32½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Dallas 46 24 .657 —

San Antonio 42 27 .609 3½

Memphis 37 33 .529 9

Houston 36 33 .522 9½

New Orleans 34 38 .472 13

Northwest Division

Denver 47 23 .671 —

Utah 45 25 .643 2

Oklahoma City 42 27 .609 4½

Portland 42 29 .592 5½

Minnesota 14 57 .197 33½

Pacific Division

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 32½

x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division

Monday's games

Orlando 109, Philadelphia 93

Miami 99, New Jersey 89

Milwaukee 98, Atlanta 95

New Orleans 115, Dallas 99

Toronto 106, Minnesota 100

San Antonio 99, Oklahoma City 96

Chicago 98, Houston 88

Boston at Utah (n)

Memphis at Sacramento (n)

Phoenix at Golden State (n)

Tuesday's games

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.

Magic 109, 76ers 93

ORLANDO (109) — Barnes 4-6 2-2 14, Lewis 8-12 5-6 24, Howard 9-11 5-12 23, Nelson 2-10 0-0 5, Carter 4-11 7-8 17, J.Williams 4-7 0-0 10, Bass 0-1 0-0 0, Redick 2-5 0-0 6, Gortat 0-0 0-0 0, Pietrus 3-6 2-2 10. Totals 36-69 21-30 109.

PHILADELPHIA (93) — Kapono 2-6 0-0 6, Brand 9-15 5-6 23, Dalembert 6-7 4-7 16, Holiday 3-10 0-1 7, Iguodala 8-14 6-8 23, Green 4-9 0-0 9, Speights 0-6 0-0 0, Carney 3-11 0-0 7, Smith 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 36-84 15-22 93.

Orlando 27 29 26 27—109

Philadelphia 23 24 25 21— 93

Three-point goals—Orlando 16-31 (Barnes 4-4, Lewis 3-7, Redick 2-2, J.Williams 2-4, Pietrus 2-4, Carter 2-5, Nelson 1-5), Philadelphia 6-14 (Kapono 2-2, Green 1-1, Iguodala 1-2, Holiday 1-4, Carney 1-4, Smith 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Orlando 50 (Howard 15), Philadelphia 47 (Dalembert 14). Assists—Orlando 20 (Nelson 6), Philadelphia 23 (Holiday 7). Total fouls—Orlando 15, Philadelphia 22. Technicals—Barnes, Orlando defensive three-second. A—13,995 (20,318).

Heat 99, Nets 89

MIAMI (99) — Richardson 2-7 0-0 6, Beasley 8-16 0-0 16, O'Neal 11-16 3-5 25, Arroyo 6-11 0-0 12, Wade 9-13 9-12 27, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Chalmers 1-5 0-0 2, Wright 4-6 1-3 10, Magloire 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 41-74 14-22 99.

NEW JERSEY (89) — Williams 3-9 2-2 9, Yi 2-8 0-0 4, Lopez 8-14 10-12 26, Harris 3-9 9-10 16, Lee 6-11 1-1 15, Hayes 3-8 0-0 7, Humphries 1-6 4-7 6, Quinn 0-1 0-0 0, Douglas-Roberts 1-4 2-2 4, Boone 0-2 2-4 2. Totals 27-72 30-38 89.

Miami 25 27 27 20—99

New Jersey 32 21 14 22—89

Three-point goals—Miami 3-12 (Richardson 2-7, Wright 1-1, Arroyo 0-1, Chalmers 0-3), New Jersey 5-9 (Lee 2-3, Williams 1-1, Harris 1-2, Hayes 1-2, Douglas-Roberts 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Miami 45 (O'Neal 9), New Jersey 49 (Humphries 9). Assists—Miami 28 (Wade 12), New Jersey 19 (Williams 7). Total fouls—Miami 22, New Jersey 16. A—11,934 (18,974).

Bucks 98, Hawks 95

ATLANTA (95) — Williams 1-2 0-0 2, Jos.Smith 4-9 1-2 9, Horford 5-5 2-4 12, Bibby 4-7 1-2 11, Johnson 13-25 0-1 27, Crawford 9-16 0-0 21, J. Smith 2-5 0-0 4, Evans 2-6 2-3 7, Pachulia 1-3 0-1 2, West 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-78 6-13 95.

MILWAUKEE (98) — Delfino 7-16 6-6 23, Mbah a Moute 1-4 0-0 2, Bogut 4-11 1-2 9, Jennings 1-8 0-0 2, Salmons 12-19 5-5 32, Ridnour 7-9 1-2 18, Ilyasova 1-6 0-0 3, Stackhouse 3-7 1-2 7, Thomas 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 37-83 14-17 98.

Atlanta 20 34 20 21—95

Milwaukee 23 22 22 31—98

Three-point goals—Atlanta 7-17 (Crawford 3-6, Bibby 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Evans 1-3, Williams 0-1), Milwaukee 10-27 (Ridnour 3-3, Salmons 3-6, Delfino 3-9, Ilyasova 1-2, Jennings 0-3, Stackhouse 0-4). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 44 (Horford 12), Milwaukee 49 (Bogut 11). Assists—Atlanta 15 (Horford 4), Milwaukee 19 (Ridnour 8). Total fouls—Atlanta 17, Milwaukee 14. Technicals—Milwaukee defensive three-second. A—14,186 (18,717).

Hornets 115, Mavericks 99

DALLAS (99) — Marion 6-12 2-5 14, Nowitzki 8-12 0-0 16, Haywood 5-8 0-0 10, Kidd 2-8 0-0 6, Butler 5-13 2-4 12, Najera 3-4 0-1 6, Terry 9-16 1-1 24, Dampier 0-0 0-0 0, Barea 1-2 0-0 2, Beaubois 3-4 2-2 9, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0, Carroll 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 42-81 7-13 99.

NEW ORLEANS (115) — Peterson 8-11 0-0 20, West 10-17 5-5 25, Okafor 0-2 1-4 1, Paul 4-9 0-0 11, Thornton 12-22 0-0 28, Collison 6-15 3-4 16, Gray 1-2 2-2 4, Songaila 4-4 0-0 8, Posey 0-1 0-0 0, Wright 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 45-83 13-17 115.

Dallas 32 13 2529— 99

New Orleans 19 33 30 33—115

Three-point goals—Dallas 8-16 (Terry 5-8, Kidd 2-4, Beaubois 1-1, Marion 0-1, Najera 0-1, Butler 0-1), New Orleans 12-24 (Peterson 4-7, Thornton 4-9, Paul 3-5, Collison 1-2, Posey 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Dallas 42 (Haywood 9), New Orleans 45 (West, Okafor 6). Assists—Dallas 22 (Kidd 6), New Orleans 33 (West 10). Total fouls—Dallas 18, New Orleans 15. Technicals—Dallas defensive three-second, New Orleans defensive three-second. Flagrant fouls—Posey. A—14,047 (17,188).

Raptors 106, Timberwolves 100

TORONTO (106) — Turkoglu 3-7 2-2 10, Bosh 7-13 7-9 21, Bargnani 9-17 0-0 19, Calderon 3-8 1-2 9, DeRozan 4-11 2-2 10, Wright 6-9 0-2 13, Weems 6-8 1-2 13, Jack 2-6 5-5 9, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-83 18-24 106.

MINNESOTA (100) — Gomes 3-9 0-0 8, Jefferson 9-16 4-4 22, Milicic 4-7 0-0 8, Flynn 3-10 8-10 14, Brewer 5-8 0-0 12, Love 5-11 2-2 13, Ellington 5-10 6-6 17, Wilkins 1-2 0-0 2, Sessions 1-5 0-0 2, Hollins 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 37-80 20-22 100.

Toronto 21 25 32 28—106

Minnesota 22 23 23 32—100

Three-point goals—Toronto 6-20 (Calderon 2-6, Turkoglu 2-6, Bargnani 1-4, Wright 1-4), Minnesota 6-16 (Brewer 2-2, Gomes 2-7, Ellington 1-3, Love 1-3, Flynn 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Toronto 52 (Bosh 10), Minnesota 41 (Jefferson, Gomes 7). Assists—Toronto 29 (Jack 8), Minnesota 23 (Flynn 6). Total fouls—Toronto 18, Minnesota 19. A—14,554 (19,356).Spurs 99, Thunder 96

SAN ANTONIO (99) — Jefferson 2-8 1-1 5, Duncan 6-13 2-4 14, McDyess 2-5 0-0 4, Hill 9-14 7-9 27, Ginobili 7-16 5-7 21, Bonner 3-9 1-1 8, Bogans 0-2 0-0 0, Mason 5-11 0-0 13, Blair 3-6 1-2 7, Hairston 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-85 17-24 99.

OKLAHOMA CITY (96) — Durant 15-24 14-15 45, Green 5-12 5-5 16, Krstic 3-7 2-2 8, Westbrook 5-13 2-2 12, Sefolosha 0-2 0-0 0, Collison 1-2 1-2 3, Ibaka 3-5 4-6 10, Weaver 0-3 0-0 0, Maynor 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 33-73 28-32 96.

San Antonio 25 31 25 18—99

Oklahoma City 34 25 17 20—96

Three-point goals—San Antonio 8-25 (Mason 3-7, Hill 2-3, Ginobili 2-5, Bonner 1-5, Hairston 0-1, Blair 0-1, Bogans 0-1, Jefferson 0-2), Oklahoma City 2-13 (Green 1-3, Durant 1-4, Weaver 0-1, Sefolosha 0-1, Westbrook 0-2, Maynor 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—San Antonio 52 (Duncan, McDyess 7), Oklahoma City 47 (Ibaka, Durant 8). Assists—San Antonio 18 (Ginobili, Duncan 5), Oklahoma City 16 (Maynor 5). Total fouls—San Antonio 22, Oklahoma City 23. Technicals—San Antonio defensive three-second. A—18,203 (18,203).

Bulls 98, Rockets 88

HOUSTON (88) — Ariza 6-14 4-6 18, Scola 9-21 4-4 22, Hayes 0-2 0-0 0, Brooks 3-17 1-1 9, Martin 5-14 8-9 19, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Lowry 3-10 4-4 10, Jeffries 1-2 0-0 2, Budinger 3-9 0-0 8. Totals 30-89 21-24 88.

CHICAGO (98) — Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, Gibson 4-10 2-3 10, Miller 4-13 2-4 10, Rose 12-22 1-4 27, Hinrich 6-9 1-2 17, Murray 4-8 9-11 18, Warrick 2-5 2-2 6, Pargo 1-5 0-0 2, Noah 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 37-78 17-26 98.

Houston 29 24 13 22—88

Chicago 30 18 24 26—98

Three-point goals—Houston 7-25 (Ariza 2-5, Budinger 2-5, Brooks 2-7, Martin 1-5, Jeffries 0-1, Lowry 0-2), Chicago 7-14 (Hinrich 4-4, Rose 2-7, Murray 1-2, Miller 0-1). Fouled out—Gibson. Rebounds—Houston 48 (Scola 10), Chicago 64 (Gibson, Miller 12). Assists—Houston 22 (Brooks 6), Chicago 23 (Rose 8). Total fouls—Houston 25, Chicago 26. Technicals—Miller, Chicago Bench 2. A—19,834 (20,917).

college men

nit

Second Round

Friday, March 19

Mississippi 90 Memphis 81

Saturday, March 20

North Carolina 76 Mississippi St. 74

Texas Tech 69 Jacksonville 64

UAB 72 N.C. State 52

Monday's games

Rhode Island 85 Nevada 83

Virginia Tech 65 Connecticut 63

Illinois 75 Kent St. 68

Dayton 81 Cincinnati 66

Quarterfinals

Tuesday's games

Texas Tech (19-15) vs. Mississippi (23-10), 7 p.m.; North Carolina (18-16) vs. UAB (25-8), 9 p.m.

TBD

Illinois (21-14) vs. Dayton (22-12), TBA

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

At New York

Semifinals

Tuesday, March 30

First Game, 7 p.m.

Second Game, 9:30 p.m.

FINALS

Thursday, April 1

Semifinals winners, 7 p.m.

College Basketball Invitational

Quarterfinals

Monday's games

Va. Commonwlth 93 Coll. of Charleston 86

Princeton 74 IUPUI 68

Boston U. 91 Morehead State 89

Saint Louis 68 Wis.-Green Bay 62 (2OT)

BOSTON U. 91, MOREHEAD ST. 89 (OT)

CBI quarterfinals

MOREHEAD ST. (24-11) — Stallworth 9-16 1-2 27, Peterson 2-5 2-2 8, Faried 8-16 3-5 19, Proffitt 1-2 0-0 3, Harper 0-12 5-6 5, Hill 7-13 2-2 21, Shingles 0-2 0-0 0, Goodman 2-4 0-1 4, Simmons 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-71 13-18 89.

BOSTON U. (21-13) — O'Brien 6-16 3-4 20, Holland 5-20 11-11 23, Pelage 1-1 1-4 3, Strong 7-15 4-7 22, Morris 4-13 8-11 16, Sirutis 1-3 1-4 4, Sullivan 1-1 0-0 3, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-69 28-41 91.

Halftime—Boston U. 38-37. End of regulation—Tied 76. Three-point goals—Morehead St. 16-34 (Stallworth 8-13, Hill 5-10, Peterson 2-4, Proffitt 1-2, Harper 0-5), Boston U. 13-28 (O'Brien 5-8, Strong 4-7, Holland 2-6, Sullivan 1-1, Sirutis 1-2, Morris 0-4). Fouled out—Faried, Shingles. Rebounds—Morehead St. 46 (Faried 11), Boston U. 49 (O'Brien 10). Assists—Morehead St. 21 (Goodman 5), Boston U. 13 (Morris 7). Total fouls—Morehead St. 28, Boston U. 18. A—640.

naia tournament

At Kansas City, Mo.

Semifinals

Monday's games

Azusa Pacific 80 Southern Poly 68

Oklahoma Baptist 81 Robert Morris, Ill. 79 (OT)

FINALS

Tuesday's games

Azusa Pacific (28-9) vs. Okla. Baptist, 8 p.m

college women

ncaa tournament

DAYTON REGIONAL

First round

Saturday, March 20

St. John's 65 Princeton 47

Florida St. 75 Louisiana Tech 61

Sunday, March 21

Ohio St. 93 St. Francis, Pa. 59

Mississippi St. 68 Middle Tenn. 64

Connecticut 95 Southern U. 39

Temple 65 James Madison 53

Wisc.-Green Bay 69 Virginia 67

Iowa St. 74 Lehigh 42

Second round

Monday's game

Florida St. 66 St. John's 65 (OT)

Tuesday's games

At Norfolk, Va.

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

At Pittsburgh

Ohio St. (31-4) vs. Mississippi St. (20-12), 7:11 p.m.

At Ames, Iowa

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

Regional semifinals

At Dayton, Ohio

Sunday, March 28

Connecticut—Temple-James Madison winner vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay-Iowa St. winner, TBA

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

Regional finals

Tuesday, March 30

Semifinal winners, TBA

MEMPHIS REGIONAL

First round

Saturday, March 20

LSU 60 Hartford 39

Duke 72 Hampton 37

Tennessee 75 Austin Peay 42

Dayton 67 TCU 66

Georgetown 62 Marist 42

Baylor 69 Fresno St. 55

Sunday's games

San Diego St. 74 Texas 63

West Virginia 58 Lamar 43

Second round

Monday's games

Tennessee 92 Dayton 64

Georgetown Baylor (n)

Duke 60 LSU 52

Tuesday's games

At Austin, Texas

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

At Memphis

Regional semifinals

Saturday, March 27

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

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

Regional finals

Monday, March 29

Semifinals winners, TBASACRAMENTO REGIONAL

First round

Saturday, March 20

Texas A&M 84 Portland St. 53

Gonzaga 82 North Carolina 76

Oklahoma St. 70 Chattanooga 63

Georgia 64 Tulane 59

Iowa 70 Rutgers 63

Stanford 79 UC Riverside 47

Sunday's games

Vanderbilt 83 DePaul 76 (OT)

Xavier 94 ETSU 82

Second round

Monday's games

Oklahoma St. Georgia (n)

Iowa Stanford (n)

Texas A&M Gonzaga (n)

Tuesday's games

At Cincinnati

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

At Sacramento, Calif.

Regional semifinals

Saturday, March 27

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

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

Regional finals

Monday, March 29

Semifinals winners, TBA

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL

First round

Saturday, March 20

Michigan St. 72 Bowling Green 62

Kentucky 83 Liberty 77

Sunday's games

Vermont 64 Wisconsin 55

Notre Dame 86 Cleveland St. 58

Nebraska 83 Northern Iowa 44

UCLA 74 N.C. St. 54

Ark.-Little Rock 63 Georgia Tech 53

Oklahoma 68 South Dakota St. 57

Second round

Monday's games

Kentucky 70 Michigan St. 52

Tuesday's games

At Minneapolis

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

At Norman, Okla.

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

At Notre Dame, Ind.

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

At Kansas City, Mo.

Regional semifinals

Sunday, March 28

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

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

Regional finals

Tuesday, March 30

Semifinals winners, TBA

FINAL FOUR

At San Antonio

National semifinals

Sunday, April 4

Dayton champion vs. Memphis champion

Sacramento champion vs. Kansas City champion

National finals

Tuesday, April 6

Semifinals winners

naia tournament

At Kansas City, Mo.

Semifinals

Monday's games

Union 63 Oklahoma City 61

Azusa Pacific 64 Lee 60

FINALS

Tuesday's game

Union, Tenn. (35-2) vs. Azusa Pacific (29-6), 9 p.m.

Hockey

nhl

conference standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L OT Pts GF GA

y-Washington 48 14 10 106 283 203

d-Pittsburgh 42 25 6 90 225 208

d-Buffalo 39 22 10 88 200 180

New Jersey 42 25 4 88 189 169

Ottawa 37 30 5 79 194 212

Philadelphia 37 30 5 79 212 199

Montreal 36 29 7 79 196 198

Boston 32 27 12 76 176 181

Atlanta 32 29 11 75 218 230

N.Y. Rangers 31 32 9 71 186 197

Florida 29 31 11 69 186 209

Carolina 30 34 8 68 201 226

N.Y. Islanders 29 33 10 68 189 222

Tampa Bay 28 32 12 68 188 225

Toronto 26 34 12 64 192 238

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L OT Pts GF GA

d-Chicago 45 19 7 97 234 179

d-Phoenix 46 22 5 97 201 179

d-Vancouver 44 24 4 92 236 187

San Jose 43 19 10 96 232 192

Nashville 42 26 5 89 206 203

Los Angeles 41 24 5 87 207 185

Colorado 40 25 6 86 213 190

Detroit 36 23 13 85 196 193

Calgary 36 27 9 81 184 181

St. Louis 34 29 9 77 196 199

Anaheim 34 29 8 76 203 217

Minnesota 35 31 6 76 198 211

Dallas 31 27 14 76 208 230

Columbus 29 31 12 70 187 229

Edmonton 23 42 7 53 184 248

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

d-division leader; y-clinched divisionMonday's games

Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1

Ottawa at Montreal (n)

Colorado at Los Angeles (n)

Tuesday's games

Florida at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

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

Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m.

San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Lacrosse

high school boys

At Sayre

Tates Creek 10, Sayre 7

GoalsTC: Baney 2, Douthat 5, Merkel, Wright, Woodson; S: Boone, Mayer 3, VanMeter 2, Solomon.

GoalkeepersTC: Delchiaro; S: Martin.

Softball

high school

Paris 100 00— 1 3 2

Clark Co. 552 0x—12 10 0

Devary and Woods; May, Haggard (3) and Williams. W—May (1-0). L—Devary (0-1). 2B—Woosley (C), Jones (C), May (C). HR—Woosley (C).

Records—Clark Co. 1-0, Paris 0-1.

pre-season poll

As voted by the coaches. With first-place votes in parentheses:

1. Owensboro Catholic (47)

2. Christian Co. (1)

3. Mercy

4. North Laurel (2)

5. Allen Co.

6. Ballard

7. North Hardin

8. Franklin Co.

9. Scott Co.

10. Greenwood

11. Meade Co.

12. Reidland

13. Anderson Co.

14. Manual

15. Heath

16. Garrard Co. (1)

17. Lafayette

18. Clark Co.

19. Dunbar

20. Shelby Co.

21. Lexington Catholic

22. Central Hardin

22. Montgomery Co.

24. Marshall Co.

25. Warren East

Others receiving votes: Western Hills 33, Pleasure Ridge Park 33, Butler 32, Daveiss Co. 26, South Laurel 22, Conner 22, Butler Co. 19, Hancock Co. 17, Apollo 14, Assumption 14, Ashland 14, Ballard Memorial 13, Muhlenberg Co. 11, Male 8, Grayson Co. 7, Harrison Co. 7, Corbin 6, Russell 5, Green Co. 5, Estill Co. 5, Union Co. 4, Pulaski Co. 3, Southwestern 3, Fern Creek 2, Middlesboro 2, Henderson Co. 1, Woodford Co. 1, Boyle Co. 1, West Jessamine 1, South Oldham 1, Southern 1.

Tennis

college men

At Williamsburg

Union 9, Reinhardt 0

college women

At Williamsburg

Union 8, Reinhardt 1

Odds

glantz-culver line

NCAA basketball

NCAA Tournament

Regional semifinals

Thursday

East Region at Syracuse, N.Y.

Favorite Line Underdog

Kentucky 9 Cornell

West Virginia 5 Washington

West Region at Salt Lake City

Syracuse 7 Butler

Kansas St. 4½ Xavier

Friday

Midwest Region at St. Louis

Michigan St. 1½ N. Iowa

Ohio St. 4½ Tennessee

South Region at Houston

Baylor 4 Saint Mary's, Calif.

Duke 8 Purdue

TUESDAY

NIT

Quarterfinals

at Mississippi 9 Texas Tech

at UAB 4½ North Carolina

NBA

Favorite Line Underdog

Charlotte 4½ at Washington

Denver 6 at New York

at Detroit 3½ Indiana

at Dallas 11½ L.A. Clippers

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