Sports agate — March 9, 2018

Published Mar 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

KING PIN LANES

Autobody Excellence League in memory of Marty Rieck

Brent Joy, 300 and 780. Dave Goralczyk, 779; Scott Fehlner, 718; Chris Muraca, 706; Rick Adams, 691; Dan Kenny, 682; Gary Jordan, 678; Larry Guiliano, 676; Mark Rundle Sr., 656; Anthony Zammiello, 656; Scott Salisbury, 655; Charlie Kipp, 654; Ben Enea, 653; Steve Carro, 643; Mike Lewandrowski, 642; Charlie Bellino, 635; Kevin Kotary, 627; Mike Ferlo, 624; Aaron Finster, 624; Frank Zammiello, 610; Chuck Shlotzhauer, 608; Shane Kirkham, 606; Zach Kierpiec, 600.

Millie Seaton and Kim Schlotzhauer, 226 and 606.

National Basketball Association

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

x-Toronto 47 17 .734 —

x-Boston 46 20 .697 2

Philadelphia 35 29 .547 12

New York 24 41 .369 231/2

Brooklyn 21 45 .318 27

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Washington 37 28 .569 —

Miami 35 31 .530 21/2

Charlotte 28 38 .424 91/2

Orlando 20 45 .308 17

Atlanta 20 45 .308 17

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Cleveland 38 26 .594 —

Indiana 37 28 .569 11/2

Milwaukee 34 31 .523 41/2

Detroit 29 36 .446 91/2

Chicago 22 42 .344 16

Western Conference

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Houston 51 13 .797 —

New Orleans 38 26 .594 13

San Antonio 37 28 .569 141/2

Dallas 20 45 .308 311/2

Memphis 18 46 .281 33

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Portland 39 26 .600 —

Minnesota 38 29 .567 2

Oklahoma City 38 29 .567 2

Denver 35 30 .538 4

Utah 35 30 .538 4

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

Golden State 51 14 .785 —

L.A. Clippers 34 29 .540 16

L.A. Lakers 29 35 .453 211/2

Sacramento 20 45 .308 31

Phoenix 19 48 .284 33

x-Clinched playoff spot

Thursday’s Games

Brooklyn 125, Charlotte 111

Miami 108, Philadelphia 99

Boston 117, Minnesota 109

Oklahoma City 115, Phoenix 87

Golden State 110, San Antonio 107

Friday’s Games

Atlanta at Indiana, 7

Chicago at Detroit, 7

Houston at Toronto, 7:30

New York at Milwaukee, 8

Utah at Memphis, 8

Washington at New Orleans, 8

L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9

Golden State at Portland, 10

Orlando at Sacramento, 10

Cleveland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30

Saturday’s Games

Phoenix at Charlotte, 5

Washington at Miami, 7:30

Memphis at Dallas, 8:30

San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30

Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 10:30

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Thursday’s Scores

East

Buffalo 89, Cent. Michigan 74

Butler 75, Seton Hall 74

SMU 80, UConn 73

Temple 82, Tulane 77

Villanova 94, Marquette 70

West Virginia 78, Baylor 65

South

Clemson 90, Boston College 82

Duke 88, Notre Dame 70

George Mason 80, UMass 75

Marshall 95, UTSA 81

Memphis 79, South Florida 77

Mississippi St. 80, LSU 77

NC A&T 70, Norfolk St. 64

NC Central 58, Savannah St. 56

North Carolina 82, Miami 65

Old Dominion 62, Louisiana Tech 58

Richmond 81, Duquesne 68

Southern Miss. 71, Middle Tennessee 68, OT

UCF 66, East Carolina 52

VCU 77, Dayton 72

Virginia 75, Louisville 58

W. Kentucky 98, UAB 70

Midwest

E. Michigan 67, Akron 58

Georgia 62, Missouri 60

Kansas 82, Oklahoma St. 68

Kansas St. 66, TCU 64, OT

Kent St. 76, Ball St. 73

Providence 72, Creighton 68, OT

Saint Louis 70, George Washington 63

Toledo 71, Miami (Ohio) 69

Xavier 88, St. John’s 60

Southwest

Alabama 71, Texas A&M 70

Arkansas 69, South Carolina 64

Sam Houston St. 85, New Orleans 63

Stephen F. Austin 86, Cent. Arkansas 64

Texas Tech 73, Texas 69

Far West

Arizona 83, Colorado 67

Cal St.-Fullerton 76, Long Beach St. 74

E. Washington 78, Portland St. 72

Grand Canyon 77, UMKC 74

Montana 84, North Dakota 76

N. Colorado 80, Weber St. 55

Nevada 79, UNLV 74

New Mexico 85, Wyoming 75

New Mexico St. 97, Chicago St. 70

Oregon 68, Utah 66

S. Utah 92, Idaho 78

San Diego St. 64, Fresno St. 52

Seattle 77, Rio Grande 60

Southern Cal 61, Oregon St. 48

UC Davis 70, UC Riverside 66

UC Irvine 68, Hawaii 67

UC Santa Barbara 75, Cal Poly 53

UCLA 88, Stanford 77

Utah St. 78, Boise St. 75

Utah Valley 81, CS Bakersfield 74

National Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Tampa Bay 68 47 17 4 98 250 189

Boston 65 42 15 8 92 218 165

Toronto 68 39 22 7 85 223 195

Florida 65 33 25 7 73 198 204

Detroit 67 26 30 11 63 175 203

Montreal 67 25 31 11 61 171 211

Ottawa 66 23 32 11 57 180 231

Buffalo 68 22 35 11 55 164 222

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 68 39 25 4 82 224 205

Washington 67 37 23 7 81 204 200

Philadelphia 68 34 23 11 79 201 201

New Jersey 68 34 26 8 76 201 206

Columbus 68 35 28 5 75 185 191

Carolina 68 30 27 11 71 181 206

NY Islanders 68 29 29 10 68 217 243

NY Rangers 68 30 32 6 66 192 217

Western Conference

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Nashville 67 44 14 9 97 220 170

Winnipeg 67 41 17 9 91 226 177

Minnesota 67 38 22 7 83 210 192

Dallas 67 37 24 6 80 195 176

Colorado 67 35 24 8 78 210 200

St. Louis 67 35 27 5 75 180 178

Chicago 68 29 31 8 66 192 199

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Vegas 67 43 19 5 91 230 184

San Jose 67 36 22 9 81 198 184

Anaheim 68 34 22 12 80 192 187

Los Angeles 67 37 25 5 79 195 166

Calgary 68 33 25 10 76 193 200

Edmonton 67 29 34 4 62 189 220

Vancouver 67 25 33 9 59 181 219

Arizona 66 21 34 11 53 160 214

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.

Thursday’s Games

Columbus 5, Colorado 4, OT

Winnipeg 3, New Jersey 2

Boston 3, Philadelphia 2

Buffalo 4, Ottawa 3, SO

Florida 5, Montreal 0

Vegas 4, Detroit 0

Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Rangers 3

Nashville 4, Anaheim 2

Carolina 3, Chicago 2

Edmonton 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, SO

Los Angeles 3, Washington 1

San Jose 2, St. Louis 0

Friday’s Games

Detroit at Columbus, 7

Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30

Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30

Minnesota at Vancouver, 10

Saturday’s Games

Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 1

Montreal at Tampa Bay, 1

Vegas at Buffalo, 1

Chicago at Boston, 1

Arizona at Colorado, 3

Washington at San Jose, 4

St. Louis at Los Angeles, 4

N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7

Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7

New Jersey at Nashville, 8

Minnesota at Edmonton, 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 59 35 19 3 2 75 174 141

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 59 22 29 6 2 52 169 207

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 59 35 16 4 4 78 202 149

Chicago 58 32 18 6 2 72 184 156

Grand Rapids 59 31 21 1 6 69 184 171

Iowa 57 27 18 8 4 66 178 176

Milwaukee 59 30 24 4 1 65 167 184

Rockford 59 29 24 3 3 64 179 183

Cleveland 56 20 29 4 3 47 138 184

Pacific Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Tucson 52 30 17 4 1 65 163 141

San Diego 52 30 19 2 1 63 172 153

Ontario 53 28 19 4 2 62 154 148

Texas 60 31 21 5 3 70 175 180

Stockton 52 27 20 2 3 59 167 153

San Antonio 60 27 24 9 0 63 153 173

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.

Thursday’s Games

No games scheduled

Friday’s Games

Hershey at Syracuse, 7

Springfield at Utica, 7

Bridgeport at Lehigh Valley, 7:05

Providence at Rochester, 7:05

WB/Scranton at Binghamton, 7:05

Hartford at Charlotte, 7:15

Belleville at Laval, 7:30

Chicago at Milwaukee, 8

Iowa at San Antonio, 8:30

Texas at Tucson, 9:05

Cleveland at San Jose, 10

San Diego at Ontario, 10

Stockton at Bakersfield, 10

Saturday’s Games

Providence at Toronto, 4

Hartford at Charlotte, 6

Rochester at Syracuse, 7

Belleville at Laval, 7

Rockford at Milwaukee, 7

Hershey at Binghamton, 7:05

Utica at Springfield, 7:05

Grand Rapids at WB/Scranton, 7:05

Lehigh Valley at Bridgeport, 7:30

Manitoba at Chicago, 8

Cleveland at San Jose, 8:30

Texas at Tucson, 9:05

San Diego at Bakersfield, 10

Major League Baseball

Spring Training

Thursday’s Games

Pittsburgh 8, Detroit 3

Houston 6, Atlanta 4

St. Louis 5, Miami 4

Washington 8, N.Y. Mets 5

Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Yankees 6

Tampa Bay 6, Boston 6

Toronto 9, Baltimore 3

Arizona 11, Milwaukee 6

Texas 5, Chicago White Sox (ss) 4

Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 3

Chicago Cubs 10, San Diego 4

Kansas City 12, Chicago White Sox (ss) 0

Colorado 3, Cincinnati 2

Cleveland 4, L.A. Dodgers 1

San Francisco 4, Seattle 0

Friday’s Games

Boston vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05

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

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

Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05

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

Arizona vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05

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

Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05

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

Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05

Chicago White Sox vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:10

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

N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 6:05

St. Louis vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 6:05

Texas vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 8:05

Saturday’s Games

Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh (ss) at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05

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

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

N.Y. Mets vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05

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

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

Pittsburgh (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05

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

Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05

Colorado vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05

L.A. Angels (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05

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

Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:10

Kansas City vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10

San Francisco (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10

Seattle vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 8:05

Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05

PGA Tour

$6.5M Valspar Championship

Thursday

At Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course)

Palm Harbor, Fla.

Par 71

First Round

Corey Conners 32-35—67 -4

Whee Kim 34-34—68 -3

Kelly Kraft 34-34—68 -3

Nick Watney 34-34—68 -3

Keegan Bradley 34-35—69 -2

Russell Knox 36-33—69 -2

Jimmy Walker 35-34—69 -2

Rory Sabbatini 38-32—70 -1

Luke List 36-34—70 -1

Stewart Cink 35-35—70 -1

Luke Donald 35-35—70 -1

Justin Rose 34-36—70 -1

Chris Kirk 36-34—70 -1

Sergio Garcia 36-34—70 -1

Adam Scott 35-35—70 -1

Steve Stricker 38-32—70 -1

Blayne Barber 36-34—70 -1

Bob Estes 35-35—70 -1

Paul Casey 35-35—70 -1

Charl Schwartzel 35-35—70 -1

Brandt Snedeker 36-34—70 -1

Jim Furyk 35-35—70 -1

Tiger Woods 36-34—70 -1

Andrew Putnam 34-36—70 -1

Lucas Glover 34-36—70 -1

Dominic Bozzelli 34-36—70 -1

Dylan Meyer 36-34—70 -1

Home team in caps

PRO BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

INDIANA 8 Atlanta

DETROIT 8 Chicago

Houston 11/2 TORONTO

MILWAUKEE 10 New York

Utah 9 MEMPHIS

NEW ORLEANS No Line Washington

DENVER 61/2 LA Lakers

Golden St 4 PORTLAND

SACRAMENTO 21/2 Orlando

LA CLIPPERS 1 Cleveland

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

American Athletic Conference

Amway Center

Orlando, Fla.

Quarterfinals

Cincinnati 13 Smu

Tulsa 4 Memphis

Atlantic 10 Conference

Capital One Arena

Washington, D.C.

Quarterfinals

Rhode Island 71/2 VA Common

St. Joseph’s 61/2 Geo Mason

Sun Belt Conference

Lakefront Arena

New Orleans

Quarterfinals

UL-Lafayette 111/2 Texas St

UT Arlington 51/2 Appalachian

Georgia St 3 Troy

Georgia Southern 41/2 UL-Monroe

Southeastern Conference

Scottrade Arena

St. Louis, Mo.

Quarterfinals

Auburn 51/2 Alabama

Kentucky 31/2 Georgia

Big East Conference

Madison Square Garden

Semifinals

Xavier 41/2 Providence

Mid-American Conference

Quicken Loans Arena

Cleveland

Semifinals

Buffalo 101/2 Kent St

Atlantic Coast Conference

Barclays Center

Brooklyn

Semifinals

Virginia 61/2 Clemson

Big 12 Conference

Sprint Center

Kansas City, Mo.

Semifinals

Kansas 31/2 Kansas St

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Toyota Center

Houston

Semifinals

Southern 11/2 Pine Bluff

Texas Southern 2 Prairie View

HOCKEY

Favorite Goals Underdog

COLUMBUS 1/2-1 Detroit

Calgary Even-1/2 OTTAWA

DALLAS Even-1/2 Anaheim

Minnesota Even-1/2 VANCOUV

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BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Carlos Frias on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Reassigned LHPs Trevor Lane and Justus Sheffield, C Chace Numata and RHPs Cale Coshow, Raynel Espinal and Dillon Tate to minor league camp.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Assigned RHP Shawn Armstrong outright to Tacoma (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Released RHP Dustin McGowan.

National League

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned RHP Austin Voth to Syracuse (IL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Signed G Derrick Rose for the remainder of the season.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DE Owa Odighizuwa to a one year-contract.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed DT Chris Baker to a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named Josh Cribbs coaching intern.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed P Shane Lechler to a contract extension.

LOS ANGELES RAMS — Signed CB Sam Shields.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed WR Marquise Goodwin to a three-year contract extension.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES — Recalled F Vaclav Karabacek from Cincinnati (ECHL) to Rochester (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with D Jan Rutta on a one-year contract extension.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled RW Evgeny Svechnikov from Grand Rapids under emergency conditions.

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Activated F Trevor Lewis from injured reserve.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Activated F Brian Gibbons from injured reserve.

OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned G Marcus Hogberg from Belleville (AHL) to Brampton (ECHL).

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS — Signed D Zach Whitecloud to a three-year, entry-level contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled F Hampus Gustafsson from South Carolina (ECHL) to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

BELLEVILLE SENATORS — Returned D Matt Petgrave to Brampton (ECHL).

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Agreed to terms with F Ryan Hitchcock on an amateur tryout agreement.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Recalled D Brenden Kotyk from Greenville (ECHL). Signed G Jeff Jakaitis to a professional tryout agreement.

HERSHEY BEARS — Recalled D Paul Geiger from South Carolina (ECHL).

LAVAL ROCKET — Returned G Andrew D’Agostini to Brampton (ECHL).

MANITOBA MOOSE — Assigned D Jake Kulevich to Jacksonville (ECHL). Recalled G Colton Phinney from Jacksonville.

ROCHESTER AMERICANS — Recalled F Alex Kile from Cincinnati (ECHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled F Michael Joly from Colorado (ECHL).

TEXAS STARS — Returned F Steven McParland to Idaho (ECHL).

TORONTO MARLIES — Recalled F Max Novak from Orlando (ECHL).

ECHL

ADIRONDACK THUNDER — Traded F Andrew Radjenovic to Rapid City for F Kenton Miller.

BRAMPTON BEAST — Released F Ian Harris. Traded D Jamie Doornbusch to Toledo for F Erik Bradford.

GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS — Released G Brad Barone. Released G Nolan Bowker as emergency backup.

IDAHO STEELHEADS — Signed G Michael Bitzer. Released G Doug Melvin as emergency backup.

INDY FUEL — Released D Brendan Mitchell. Signed D James Roll to an amateur tryout agreement.

JACKSONVILLE ICEMEN — Signed F Matt Ustaski.

KALAMAZOO WINGS — Traded D Charlie Vasaturo to Reading for future considerations.

MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Traded D Justin Agosta to Worcester for RW Ashton Rome. Loaned F Matt Leitner to Utica (AHL).

QUAD CITY MALLARDS — Released G Ted Florence as emergency backup.

TULSA OILERS — Released G Tyler Parks.

WHEELING NAILERS — Signed D Matt Abt.

LACROSSE

National Lacrosse League

BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed D Ryan Fournier to a one-year contract.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Acquired M Luis Alberto Caicedo Mosquera on loan from Cortulua (Categoria Primera B-Colombia).

COLLEGE

BUFFALO — Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Nate Oats on a new five-year contract.

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE — Fired athletic director Brandon Martin and men’s basketball coach Reggie Theus.

LOYOLA (MD.) — Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach G.G. Smith.

MICHIGAN — Named Ed Warinner offensive line coach.

NJIT — Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Steve Lanpher.

PITTSBURGH — Fired men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings.