Sports agate — March 6, 2018

Published Mar 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

KING PIN LANES

Crescent Girls League

Val Cash, 207 and 537.

National Basketball Association

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Toronto 45 17 .726 —

Boston 45 20 .692 1.5

Philadelphia 34 28 .548 11

New York 24 40 .375 22

Brooklyn 20 44 .313 26

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Washington 36 28 .563 —

Miami 34 30 .531 2

Charlotte 28 36 .438 8

Orlando 20 44 .313 16

Atlanta 20 44 .313 16

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Cleveland 37 26 .587 —

Indiana 37 27 .578 .5

Milwaukee 34 30 .531 3.5

Detroit 29 35 .453 8.5

Chicago 21 42 .333 16

Western Conference

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Houston 49 13 .790 —

New Orleans 36 26 .581 13

San Antonio 37 27 .578 13

Dallas 19 45 .297 31

Memphis 18 45 .286 31.5

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Portland 38 26 .594 —

Minnesota 38 28 .576 1

Oklahoma City 37 28 .569 1.5

Denver 35 28 .556 2.5

Utah 34 30 .531 4

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

Golden State 49 14 .778 —

L.A. Clippers 34 28 .548 14.5

L.A. Lakers 28 35 .444 21

Sacramento 20 44 .313 29.5

Phoenix 19 47 .288 31.5

Monday’s Games

Cleveland 112, Detroit 90

Indiana 92, Milwaukee 89

Miami 125, Phoenix 103

Boston 105, Chicago 89

San Antonio 100, Memphis 98

Utah 94, Orlando 80

Portland 108, L.A. Lakers 103

Tuesday’s Games

Atlanta at Toronto, 7

Miami at Washington, 7

Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7

Houston at Oklahoma City, 8

Denver at Dallas, 8:30

New York at Portland, 10

Brooklyn at Golden State, 10:30

N. Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30

Wednesday’s Games

Utah at Indiana, 7

Houston at Milwaukee, 8

Memphis at Chicago, 8

Toronto at Detroit, 8

New Orleans at Sacramento, 10

Cleveland at Denver, 10:30

Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 10:30

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Monday’s Scores

East

Iona 83, Fairfield 71

Northeastern 79, UNC-Wilming 52

South

Coll. of Charleston 83, Will & Mary 73

NC A&T 62, Delaware St. 61, OT

Norfolk St. 78, Md.-Eastern Shore 68

UNC-Greensboro 62, ETSU 47

Midwest

Akron 79, W. Michigan 78

C. Michigan 81, Bowling Green 77, OT

Cleveland St. 44, Oakland 43

Kent St. 61, N. Illinois 59

Miami (Ohio) 68, Ohio 55

S. Dakota St. 78, N. Dakota St. 57

South Dakota 76, Denver 58

Wright St. 59, Milwaukee 53

Far West

BYU 85, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 72

Gonzaga 88, San Francisco 60

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Mar. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv

1. Virginia (65) 28-2 1625 1

2. Villanova 27-4 1516 4

3. Xavier 27-4 1510 3

4. Michigan St. 29-4 1346 2

5. Duke 25-6 1340 5

6. Gonzaga 28-4 1254 7

7. Michigan 28-7 1231 15

8. Cincinnati 27-4 1213 10

9. Kansas 24-7 1129 6

10. Purdue 28-6 1096 8

11. Wichita St. 24-6 861 11

12. North Carolina 22-9 852 9

13. Tennessee 23-7 825 16

14. Texas Tech 23-8 784 12

15. Arizona 24-7 739 19

16. Auburn 25-6 692 14

17. Ohio St. 24-8 603 13

18. West Virginia 22-9 486 20

19. Clemson 22-8 422 18

20. Saint Mary’s (Cal) 28-4 385 22

21. Houston 24-6 247 25

22. Nevada 26-6 218 21

23. Florida 20-11 192 -

24. Miami 22-8 191 -

25. Rhode Island 23-6 86 17

Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 72, Kentucky 66, TCU 45, Loyola of Chicago 43, Virginia Tech 15, Seton Hall 10, Middle Tennessee 9, Creighton 8, Arkansas 4, Nebraska 2, Kansas St 2, NC State 2, Florida St. 1, Buffalo 1, New Mexico St. 1, Texas A&M 1.

Tournaments

Atlantic Coast Conference

At The Barclays Center

New York

First Round

Tuesday

No. 12-seed Boston College vs. No. 13 Georgia Tech, noon

No. 10 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Pittsburgh, 2

No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Wake Forest, 7

Second Round

Wednesday

No. 8 Florida State vs. No. 9 Louisville, noon

Boston College-Georgia Tech winner vs. No. 5 N.C. State, 2

Notre Dame-Pitt winner vs. No. 7 Virginia Tech, 7

Syracuse-Wake Forest winner vs. No. 6 North Carolina, 9

Patriot League

Semifinals

Sunday

Colgate 62, Holy Cross 55

Bucknell 90, Boston University 59

Championship

Wednesday

Colgate at Bucknell, 7:30

National Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Tampa Bay 66 45 17 4 94 240 182

Boston 63 40 15 8 88 209 158

Toronto 68 39 22 7 85 223 195

Florida 63 32 25 6 70 189 199

Detroit 65 26 29 10 62 170 193

Montreal 65 25 29 11 61 167 200

Ottawa 65 23 32 10 56 177 227

Buffalo 66 21 34 11 53 159 214

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Washington 65 37 21 7 81 203 193

Pittsburgh 67 38 25 4 80 219 203

Philadelphia 66 34 21 11 79 197 193

New Jersey 66 33 25 8 74 193 199

Columbus 66 33 28 5 71 176 186

Carolina 66 29 26 11 69 176 198

NY Islanders 67 29 29 9 67 216 241

NY Rangers 66 30 30 6 66 189 209

Western Conference

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Nashville 65 42 14 9 93 214 168

Winnipeg 65 39 17 9 87 220 175

Minnesota 66 37 22 7 81 204 190

Dallas 66 37 23 6 80 195 174

Colorado 65 35 24 6 76 205 193

St. Louis 66 35 26 5 75 180 176

Chicago 66 28 30 8 64 188 195

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Vegas 65 42 18 5 89 225 180

San Jose 66 35 22 9 79 196 184

Anaheim 66 33 21 12 78 186 183

Los Angeles 66 36 25 5 77 192 165

Calgary 67 32 25 10 74 188 199

Edmonton 66 28 34 4 60 187 219

Vancouver 66 25 32 9 59 180 217

Arizona 65 20 34 11 51 158 213

Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.

Monday’s Games

Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 3, OT

Buffalo 5, Toronto 3

Ottawa 3, Dallas 2, OT

Edmonton 4, Arizona 3, OT

Vancouver 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT

Tuesday’s Games

Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 7

Vegas at Columbus, 7

Montreal at New Jersey, 7

Detroit at Boston, 7

Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Carolina at Minnesota, 8

Dallas at Nashville, 8

Colorado at Chicago, 8:30

Washington at Anaheim, 10

Wednesday’s Games

Calgary at Buffalo, 7:30

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 8

Arizona at Vancouver, 10

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MINOR HOCKEY

American Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Lehigh Valley 60 38 15 3 4 83 212 176

WB/Scranton 56 33 17 4 2 72 182 161

Providence 58 34 19 3 2 73 168 138

Charlotte 60 33 24 0 3 69 198 174

Bridgeport 58 28 22 5 3 64 155 151

Springfield 59 27 28 3 1 58 168 185

Hartford 61 26 27 5 3 60 163 204

Hershey 60 24 27 4 5 57 162 196

North Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Toronto 58 40 16 1 1 82 189 127

Syracuse 59 35 18 3 3 76 184 154

Rochester 59 29 15 9 6 73 178 160

Utica 59 29 20 6 4 68 168 170

Laval 58 22 28 6 2 52 166 201

Binghamton 58 19 30 6 3 47 141 183

Belleville 61 22 35 1 3 48 145 221

Western Conference

Central Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Manitoba 58 35 16 4 3 77 200 146

Chicago 57 31 18 6 2 70 179 154

Iowa 56 27 17 8 4 66 176 172

Grand Rapids 59 31 21 1 6 69 184 171

Milwaukee 58 29 24 4 1 63 164 182

Rockford 59 29 24 3 3 64 179 183

Cleveland 55 19 29 4 3 45 136 183

Pacific Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Tucson 52 30 17 4 1 65 163 141

San Diego 51 30 19 1 1 62 171 151

Stockton 51 27 19 2 3 59 166 150

Ontario 52 27 19 4 2 60 151 147

Texas 59 30 21 5 3 68 171 178

San Antonio 59 27 23 9 0 63 151 168

San Jose 52 24 22 3 3 54 128 149

Bakersfield 52 22 21 8 1 53 142 164

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

Monday’s Games

No games scheduled

Tuesday’s Games

Chicago at San Antonio, 8

Cleveland at San Diego, 10

Wednesday’s Games

Manitoba at Milwaukee, 11:30 a.m.

Providence at Laval, 7:30

Iowa at Texas, 8:30

Ontario at Stockton, 10

Major League Baseball

Spring Training

Monday’s Games

Houston 5, Miami 3

Philadelphia 4, Minnesota 3

Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 5

St. Louis 2, Washington 1

N.Y. Mets 4, Detroit 2

Chi White Sox 9, Oakland 9

L.A. Dodgers 8, Cleveland 1

Texas 5, San Francisco 4

L.A. Angels 7, Cincinnati 5

L.A. Angels 7, Cincinnati 5

Chicago Cubs 5, Colorado 4

Arizona 10, San Diego 3

Tuesday’s Games

Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05

Boston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05

Houston (ss) vs. Washington at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05

N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05

St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05

Atlanta vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:07

Houston (ss) vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10

Cleveland vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05

L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05

Milwaukee vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05

Texas vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05

L.A. Angels vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10

San Diego vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 8:05

Colorado vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40

Wednesday’s Games

Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05

Boston (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05

Miami vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05

Toronto (ss) vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05

Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05

Minnesota vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05

Pittsburgh vs. Toronto (ss) at Dunedin, Fla., 1:07

N.Y. Yankees vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10

Cincinnati vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05

Milwaukee vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05

San Diego vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05

L.A. Dodgers vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10

Texas vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10

Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 8:05

Oakland vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40

PGA Tour Statistics

FedEx Cup Season Points

1, Justin Thomas, 1,573.125. 2, Patton Kizzire, 1,313.590. 3, Phil Mickelson, 1,149.117. 4, Dustin Johnson, 1,044.083. 5, Jon Rahm, 982.317. 6, Brendan Steele, 866.273. 7, Tony Finau, 849.697. 8, Pat Perez, 836.675. 9, Jason Day, 814.000. 10, Chez Reavie, 800.200.

Scoring Average

1, Dustin Johnson, 68.843. 2, Justin Thomas, 69.054. 3, Alex Noren, 69.156. 4, Tommy Fleetwood, 69.308. 5, Jason Day, 69.473. 6, Rafa Cabrera Bello, 69.488. 7 , Phil Mickelson, 69.511. 8, Webb Simpson, 69.568. 9, Brian Harman, 69.625. 10, Zach Johnson, 69.706.

Driving Distance

1, Tony Finau, 323.7. 2, Trey Mullinax, 319.5. 3, Kevin Tway, 318.1. 4, Bubba Watson, 317.4. 5, Luke List, 317.1. 6, Justin Rose, 316.8. 7, Jason Day, 315.4. 8, Ryan Palmer, 315.3. 9, Gary Woodland, 312.8. 10, Justin Thomas, 312.5.

Driving Accuracy Percentage

1, Ken Duke, 77.03%. 2, John Oda, 72.62%. 3, Ryan Armour, 71.92%. 4, Chez Reavie, 71.71%. 5, Colt Knost, 71.66%. 6, Brian Stuard, 71.37%. 7, Pat Perez, 71.18%. 8, Kyle Stanley, 70.80%. 9, Kevin Kisner, 69.97%. 10, K.J. Choi, 69.71%.

Greens in Regulation Percentage

1, Kevin Streelman, 74.86%. 2 (tie), Gary Woodland and Sam Ryder, 73.50%. 4, Brian Harman, 73.20%. 5, John Peterson, 73.15%. 6, Russell Knox, 72.84%. 7, Kyle Stanley, 72.74%. 8, Pat Perez, 72.57%. 9, Keegan Bradley, 72.42%. 10, Paul Casey, 71.99%.

Total Driving

1, Jason Day, 38. 2 (tie), Paul Casey and Byeong Hun An, 41. 4, Keegan Bradley, 49. 5, Ryan Palmer, 74. 6, Gary Woodland, 79. 7, Tommy Fleetwood, 85. 8, Emiliano Grillo, 87. 9, Alex Noren, 93. 10, Kevin Chappell, 98.

SG: Putting

1, Jason Day, 1.861. 2, Phil Mickelson, 1.082. 3, Greg Chalmers, .928. 4, Kevin Kisner, .903. 5, Brian Harman, .885. 6, Webb Simpson, .880. 7, Peter Malnati, .800. 8, Chris Stroud, .794. 9, Sam Burns, .784. 10, Whee Kim, .756.

Birdie Average

1, Jason Day, 5.00. 2, Dustin Johnson, 4.95. 3, Jon Rahm, 4.93. 4, Justin Rose, 4.92. 5, Phil Mickelson, 4.77. 6, Pat Perez, 4.72. 7, Justin Thomas, 4.56. 8, Ollie Schniederjans, 4.53. 9, John Peterson, 4.50. 10, Austin Cook, 4.46.

Eagles (Holes per)

1, Dustin Johnson, 51.4. 2, Justin Thomas, 57.6. 3, Rafa Cabrera Bello, 63.0. 4 (tie), Ryan Palmer and Brandon Harkins, 72.0. 6, Tony Finau, 76.5. 7, Ryan Moore, 79.2. 8 (tie), Cameron Percy and Keegan Bradley, 84.0. 10, Conrad Shindler, 86.4.

Sand Save Percentage

1, Webb Simpson, 66.67%. 2, Paul Casey, 65.52%. 3 (tie), Brian Davis and Brandt Snedeker, 65.00%. 5, Johnson Wagner, 64.71%. 6, David Lipsky, 64.00%. 7 (tie), Kevin Na, Rob Oppenheim and Sam Burns, 63.64%. 10, Ben Crane, 63.27%.

All-Around Ranking

1, Justin Thomas, 205. 2, Dustin Johnson, 250. 3, Alex Noren, 305. 4, Paul Casey, 309. 5, Brendan Steele, 342. 6, Cameron Smith, 373. 7, Tommy Fleetwood, 381. 8, Chesson Hadley, 387. 9, Rickie Fowler, 390. 10, Brian Harman, 396.

Home team in caps

PRO BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Philadelphia 11/2 CHARL

WASHINGTON 5 Miami

TORONTO 13 Atlanta

Houston 41/2 OK CITY

Denver 41/2 DALLAS

PORTLAND 91/2 New York

LA CLIPPERS 3 N. Orleans

GOLDEN ST 14 Brooklyn

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Atlantic Coast Conference

Barclays Center, Brooklyn

First Round

Boston College 2 Geo Tech

Notre Dame 161/2 Pittsburgh

Syracuse 4 Wake

Big Sky Conference

Reno Events Center, Nev.

North Dakota 11/2 Montana St

N. Colorado 121/2 N. Arizona

Idaho St 31/2 So. Utah

Portland St 61/2 Sacra St

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Scope Arena

Norfolk, Va.

First Round

Howard 21/2 Florida A&M

NC Central 7 Coppin St

Morgan St 4 S. CarlnaSt

Northeast Conference

Championship Game

WAGNER 8 Long Island

America East Conference

Semifinals

VERMONT 121/2 Stony Brook

MD BALT COUNTY 5 Hartford

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals

ARK PINE BLUFF 91/2 M. Valley St

SOUTHERN 51/2 Jackson St

TEX. SOUTHER 111/2 Alabama St

PRIE VIEW A&M 91/2 Alcorn St

HOCKEY

Favorite Goals Underdog

NEW JERSEY 1/2-1 Montreal

Winnipeg Even-1/2 RANGERS

BOSTON 1/2-1 Detroit

Vegas Even-1/2 COLUMBUS

TAMPA BAY 1/2-1 Florida

MINNESOTA 1/2-1 Carolina

NASHVILLE 1/2-1 Dallas

CHICAGO Even-1/2 Colorado

ANAHEIM Even-1/2 Washington

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BASEBALL

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with LHP Robbie Ross Jr. on a minor league contract.

DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Johnny Barbato, Buck Farmer, Artie Lewicki and Drew VerHagen; LHP Daniel Norris; Cs Grayson Greiner and John Hicks; INFs Sergio Alcantara and Jeimer Candelario and OFs Mikie Mahtook and Victor Reyes on one-year contracts.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Assigned OF Billy Burns outright to Omaha (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Traded INF Ryan Schimpf to Atlanta Braves in for a player to be named or cash.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with C Anthony Recker on a minor league contract.

ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHPs Akeel Morris and RHP Jason Hursh to Gwinnett (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with INF Paul DeJong on a six-year contract and with RHPs Matt Bowman, John Brebbia, Jack Flaherty, John Gant, Derian Gonzalez, Conner Greene, Dominic Leone, Josh Lucas, Mike Mayers, Alex Reyes, Sam Tuivailala and Luke Weaver; LHPs Austin Gomber and Ryan Sherriff; C Carson Kelly; INFs Greg Garcia, Jose Martinez, Yario Munoz, Edmundo Sosa, Breyvic Valera, Luke Voit and OFs Harrison Bader, Oscar Mercado and Tyler O’Neill on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of OF Tommy Pham. Reassigned RHPs Hector Mendoza, Daniel Poncedeleon and Jake Woodford; LHP Jordan Schafer; Cs Jeremy Martinez and Dennis Ortega and INF Max Schrock to their minor league camp.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with OF Alejandro De Aza on a minor league contract.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS — Called up G Josh Magette and F Andrew White III from Erie (NBAGL).

WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Signed G Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with K Matt Bryant on a three-year contract extension.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed the franchise tag on DE DeMarcus Lawrence.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Released LB Aldon Smith.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLORADO AVALANCHE — Reassigned G Spencer Martin to San Antonio (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Roope Hintz from Texas (AHL) and reassigned him back to Texas.

EDMONTON OILERS — Signed F Colin Larkin to a one-year NHL entry level contract beginning in 2018-19.

NEW YORK RANGERS — Agreed to terms with F Ty Ronning on an entry-level contract.

American Hockey League

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Signed F Colin Larkin and D Logan Day to amateur tryout contracts for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Released D Joey Leach and G Charles Williams from their professional tryout agreements.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned G Joe Cannata to Colorado (ECHL).

ECHL

ATLANTA GLADIATORS — Announced D Taylor Doherty and F Lindsay Sparks were recalled by Providence (AHL).

MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Announced G Charles Williams was returned from loan by Hartford (AHL) and D Colton Saucerman was returned from loan by Providence (AHL).

WORCESTER RAILERS — Traded F Ashton Rome to Manchester for D Justin Agosta.

OLYMPIC SPORTS

IAAF — Announced the resignation of chief executive officer Olivier Gers.

COLLEGE

ARKANSAS — Dismissed men’s senior basketball F Dustin Thomas for an unspecified violation of team rules.

TEXAS TECH — Signed men’s basketball coach Chris Beard to a contract extension through the 2023-24 season.