Sports agate — March 12, 2019

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KING PIN LANES

Franklin Hotel League

Shawn M. Casler, 279. Jason Burning, 715; Paul Louis Jr., 715; Shawn M. Casler, 713; Charles Kipp, 696; Ronald Cieslewitz, 682; Larry Giuliano, 682; Jenn Crisan, 679; Merle Foster, 675; Josh Talbot, 673; Robert Rieck, 671; Thomas M. Ressler, 666; Tyler Tormey, 665; Kait DeLett, 662; David Seaton, 662; Clifford L. West III, 655; Edward Krutz, 645; Jeff Gifford, 639; Robert Kipp, 638; Stephen McGowan, 622; Doug Williams II, 619; Shawn Jaynes, 617; Ryan Langone, 607; Thomas Hluska, 606; Jim Latshaw, 606; Gary Jordan, 601.

Crescent Girls

Andrea Lovenguth, 216 and 529; Gail Cortese, 529.

National Basketball Association

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

x-Toronto 48 20 .706 —

Philadelphia 42 25 .627 5.5

Boston 41 27 .603 7

Brooklyn 36 33 .522 12.5

New York 13 54 .194 34.5

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Miami 31 35 .470 —

Orlando 31 37 .456 1

Charlotte 30 37 .448 1.5

Washington 28 39 .418 3.5

Atlanta 23 45 .338 9

Central Division

W L Pct GB

x-Milwaukee 50 17 .746 —

Indiana 42 25 .627 8

Detroit 34 32 .515 15.5

Chicago 19 49 .279 31.5

Cleveland 17 50 .254 33

Western Conference

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Houston 42 25 .627 —

San Antonio 38 29 .567 4

New Orleans 30 39 .435 13

Memphis 28 40 .412 14.5

Dallas 27 39 .409 14.5

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Denver 43 22 .662 —

Oklahoma City 41 26 .612 3

Portland 40 26 .606 3.5

Utah 37 29 .561 6.5

Minnesota 32 35 .478 12

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

Golden State 45 21 .682 —

L.A. Clippers 39 29 .574 7

Sacramento 33 33 .500 12

L.A. Lakers 30 36 .455 15

Phoenix 16 52 .235 30

x-clinched playoff spot

Monday

Cleveland 126, Toronto 101

Washington 121, Sacramento 115

Brooklyn 103, Detroit 75

Houston 118, Charlotte 106

Oklahoma City 98, Utah 89

L.A. Clippers 140, Boston 115

Tuesday

Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7

New York at Indiana, 7

L.A. Lakers at Chicago, 8

Milwaukee at New Orleans, 8

San Antonio at Dallas, 8

Minnesota at Denver, 10:30

Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30

Wednesday

Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 7

Orlando at Washington, 7

Detroit at Miami, 7:30

Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30

Golden State at Houston, 9:30

Utah at Phoenix, 10

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Monday’s Scores

East

Hofstra 78, Delaware 74, OT

Iona 81, Monmouth (NJ) 60

Northeastern 70, Coll. of Charleston 67

South

Delaware St. 71, Savannah St. 67

N. Kentucky 64, Oakland 63

Wofford 70, UNC-Greensboro 58

Midwest

Akron 80, Miami (Ohio) 51

Ball St. 61, E. Michigan 43

Cent. Michigan 81, W. Michigan 67

N. Dakota St. 76, W. Illinois 73

N. Illinois 80, Ohio 61

Nebraska-Omaha 61, Purdue Fort Wayne 60

Wright St. 66, Green Bay 54

Far West

Gonzaga 100, Pepperdine 74

Saint Mary’s (Cal) 69, San Diego 62

Conference Tournaments

Atlantic Coast Conference

At The Spectrum Center

Charlotte, N.C.

First Round

Tuesday

Miami vs. Wake Forest, noon

Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame, 2:30

Boston College vs. Pittsburgh, 7

Second Round

Wednesday

N.C. State vs. Clemson, noon

Virginia Tech vs. Miami-Wake Forest winner, 2:30

Louisville vs. Georgia Tech-Notre Dame winner, 7

Syracuse vs. Boston College-Pittsburgh winner, 9:30

Patriot League

Championship

Wednesday

Bucknell at Colgate, 7:30

The AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 10, 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. Gonzaga (41) 29-2 1572 1

2. Virginia (23) 28-2 1559 2

3. North Carolina 26-5 1474 3

4. Kentucky 26-5 1373 6

5. Duke 26-5 1298 4

6. Michigan St. 25-6 1226 9

7. Texas Tech 26-5 1211 8

8. Tennessee 27-4 1200 5

9. LSU 26-5 1089 10

10. Michigan 26-5 1041 7

11. Houston 29-2 963 12

12. Florida St. 25-6 856 14

13. Purdue 23-8 831 11

14. Nevada 28-3 684 17

15. Kansas St. 24-7 680 18

16. Virginia Tech 23-7 625 15

17. Kansas 23-8 602 13

18. Buffalo 28-3 539 19

19. Wisconsin 22-9 466 21

20. Wofford 28-4 387 22

21. Maryland 22-9 319 24

22. Auburn 22-9 268 —

23. Marquette 23-8 109 16

24. Cincinnati 25-6 108 20

25. Villanova 22-9 80 23

Others receiving votes: UCF 62, VCU 53, Mississippi St. 37, Utah St. 34, New Mexico St. 16, Louisville 11, Murray St. 11, Iowa St. 8, Temple 4, Clemson 3, Liberty 1.

National Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

x-Tampa Bay 70 53 13 4 110 272 183

Boston 69 42 18 9 93 207 173

Toronto 69 42 22 5 89 246 199

Montreal 69 36 26 7 79 208 207

Florida 69 30 27 12 72 224 234

Buffalo 68 30 29 9 69 194 219

Detroit 69 24 35 10 58 188 238

Ottawa 70 23 41 6 52 205 261

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Washington 69 41 21 7 89 237 212

Islanders 69 40 22 7 87 200 168

Carolina 69 38 24 7 83 208 191

Pittsburgh 69 37 23 9 83 237 210

Columbus 69 38 28 3 79 209 204

Philadelphia 69 34 27 8 76 212 228

Rangers 69 28 28 13 69 198 227

New Jersey 69 25 35 9 59 191 232

Western Conference

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Winnipeg 68 40 24 4 84 233 202

Nashville 70 39 26 5 83 210 189

St. Louis 68 36 25 7 79 198 188

Dallas 68 35 28 5 75 172 172

Minnesota 70 33 29 8 74 191 205

Colorado 70 30 28 12 72 223 218

Chicago 69 30 30 9 69 234 256

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

San Jose 69 42 19 8 92 249 210

Calgary 69 42 20 7 91 241 199

Vegas 70 38 27 5 81 212 196

Arizona 69 34 30 5 73 184 195

Edmonton 69 31 31 7 69 195 223

Vancouver 69 28 32 9 65 187 217

Anaheim 70 27 34 9 63 161 214

Los Angeles 69 25 36 8 58 164 220

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.

x-clinched playoff spot

Monday

Philadelphia 3, Ottawa 2

Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2

N.Y. Islanders 2, Columbus 0

San Jose 3, Minnesota 0

Chicago 7, Arizona 1

Edmonton 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT

Carolina 3, Colorado 0

Tuesday

Dallas at Buffalo, 7

Boston at Columbus, 7

Washington at Pittsburgh, 7

Detroit at Montreal, 7:30

San Jose at Winnipeg, 8

Arizona at St. Louis, 8

New Jersey at Calgary, 9

Nashville at Anaheim, 10

Wednesday

Chicago at Toronto, 7

New Jersey at Edmonton, 9:30

N.Y. Rangers at Vancouver, 10

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MINOR HOCKEY

American Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Charlotte 61 39 15 6 1 85 200 165

Bridgeport 62 36 19 5 2 79 198 188

Hershey 61 33 22 2 4 72 166 181

Providence 62 31 22 7 2 71 188 173

Lehigh Valley 61 30 25 3 3 66 188 188

WB/Scranton 60 28 23 6 3 65 188 178

Springfield 62 26 24 7 5 64 201 200

Hartford 63 26 28 6 3 61 178 218

North Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Rochester 61 38 18 3 2 81 206 171

Syracuse 60 37 17 4 2 80 212 150

Toronto 62 32 20 6 4 74 209 202

Belleville 63 31 25 3 4 69 200 198

Utica 62 30 25 5 2 67 192 213

Cleveland 61 29 25 6 1 65 185 202

Laval 61 25 26 6 4 60 162 181

Binghamton 63 24 34 5 0 53 166 225

Western Conference

Central Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Chicago 61 36 18 5 2 79 202 162

Grand Rapids 60 33 17 6 4 76 181 167

Iowa 61 31 18 7 5 74 197 180

Texas 62 30 25 4 3 67 195 190

Rockford 61 27 24 4 6 64 146 169

Milwaukee 63 25 24 13 1 64 167 183

Manitoba 60 29 26 3 2 63 151 178

San Antonio 61 27 28 6 0 60 163 191

Pacific Division

GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA

Bakersfield 56 36 17 2 1 75 199 146

San Jose 55 31 18 2 4 68 181 169

San Diego 56 30 20 3 3 66 197 185

Colorado 56 30 22 3 1 64 163 168

Tucson 54 25 22 5 2 57 159 164

Stockton 57 25 26 4 2 56 203 219

Ontario 54 21 26 5 2 49 176 215

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

Monday

Belleville 5, Toronto 3

Tuesday

San Antonio at Iowa, 8

Ontario at Colorado, 9:05

Wednesday

Cleveland at Milwaukee, 11:30 a.m.

Binghamton at Hartford, 7

Springfield at Hershey, 7

Utica at Rochester, 7:05

WB/Scranton at Lehigh Valley, 7:05

Syracuse at Laval, 7:30

Texas at Manitoba, 8

Ontario at Colorado, 9:05

San Diego at Bakersfield, 9:30

NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Poll

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The top 20 teams in the NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey poll, compiled by U.S. College Hockey Online, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 10 and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. St. Cloud St(49) 27-4-3 999 1

2. Minn State 29-7-2 905 4

3. UMass (1) 26-8-0 904 2

4. Minn Duluth 21-11-2 853 3

5. Quinnipiac 25-7-2 821 5

6. Ohio State 20-9-5 726 7

7. Providence 21-9-6 671 8

8. Denver 19-10-5 632 6

9. Northeastern 23-10-1 628 9

10. Cornell 17-8-4 534 10

11. Clarkson 22-10-2 507 11

12. W Michigan 20-13-1 441 12

13. Arizona St 21-12-1 355 13

14. Harvard 17-9-3 346 14

15. Bowling Green 23-9-5 307 15

16. Notre Dame 20-13-3 286 16

17. Penn State 21-14-2 153 18

18. UMass Lowell 18-11-5 152 16

19. N Dakota 18-15-2 105 19

20. Lake Superior 23-11-2 61 20

Others receiving votes: Union 54, Minnesota 30, Northern Michigan 16, American International 11, Maine 3.

PGA Tour Statistics

Through March 10

FedExCup Season Points

1, Xander Schauffele, 1,298.233. 2, Matt Kuchar, 1,238.933. 3, Charles Howell III, 1,009.733. 4, Gary Woodland, 997.614. 5, Marc Leishman, 966.237. 6, Justin Thomas, 948.333. 7, Rickie Fowler, 947.533. 8, Brooks Koepka, 870.583. 9, Phil Mickelson, 821.433. 10, Dustin Johnson, 770.416.

Scoring Average

1, Justin Thomas, 69.202. 2, Patrick Cantlay, 69.540. 3, Rickie Fowler, 69.550. 4, Lucas Glover, 69.561. 5, Jim Furyk, 69.618. 6, Gary Woodland, 69.660. 7, Xander Schauffele, 69.732. 8, Matt Kuchar, 69.768. 9, Rory McIlroy, 69.774. 10, Tony Finau, 69.776.

Driving Distance

1, Bubba Watson, 316.6. 2, Cameron Champ, 316.1. 3, Luke List, 314.2. 4, Rory McIlroy, 313.8. 5, Patrick Cantlay, 312.6. 6, Wyndham Clark, 312.4. 7, Louis Oosthuizen, 312.1. 8, Brandon Hagy, 312.0. 9, Byeong Hun An, 311.3. 10, Tony Finau, 311.0.

Driving Accuracy Percentage

1, Jim Furyk, 81.72%. 2, Ryan Armour, 74.96%. 3, Chez Reavie, 74.28%. 4, Brice Garnett, 72.17%. 5, Ben Silverman, 72.08%. 6, Matt Kuchar, 72.06%. 7, Ryan Moore, 71.67%. 8, Kevin Streelman, 71.57%. 9 (tie), Brian Gay and Andrew Landry, 70.75%.

Greens in Regulation Percentage

1, Charles Howell III, 76.19%. 2, Gary Woodland, 75.64%. 3, Matt Kuchar, 75.17%. 4, Lucas Glover, 74.35%. 5, D.J. Trahan, 73.98%. 6, Justin Thomas, 73.96%. 7, Corey Conners, 73.41%. 8 (tie), Jim Furyk, Ryan Palmer and Brendan Steele, 73.33%.

Total Driving

1, Shubhankar Sharma, 26. 2, Louis Oosthuizen, 33. 3, Gary Woodland, 53. 4, Brendan Steele, 54. 5, Sanghyun Park, 59. 6, Jason Kokrak, 83. 7, Bryson DeChambeau, 84. 8, Jon Rahm, 91. 9, Emiliano Grillo, 95. 10, Ian Poulter, 98.

SG: Putting

1, Dominic Bozzelli, 1.178. 2, Brian Gay, 1.146. 3, Pat Perez, 1.004. 4, Andrew Putnam, .971. 5, Martin Piller, .944. 6, Rafa Cabrera Bello, .920. 7, Scott Langley, .905. 8, Rickie Fowler, .883. 9, Dustin Johnson, .878. 10, Patton Kizzire, .877.

Birdie Average

1, Justin Thomas, 5.13. 2, Gary Woodland, 5.05. 3, Jason Day, 5.00. 4, Justin Rose, 4.94. 5, Cameron Champ, 4.88. 6, Rickie Fowler, 4.86. 7, Ryan Palmer, 4.80. 8, Aaron Wise, 4.74. 9 (tie), Si Woo Kim and Bryson DeChambeau, 4.71.

Eagles (Holes per)

1, Paul Casey, 60.0. 2, Cody Gribble, 67.5. 3 (tie), Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Branden Grace, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele, 72.0. 9, Max Homa, 74.3. 10, Adam Long, 74.6.

Sand Save Percentage

1, Tommy Fleetwood, 75.76%. 2, Francesco Molinari, 75.00%. 3, Derek Fathauer, 74.07%. 4, Ernie Els, 73.33%. 5, Martin Kaymer, 71.43%. 6, Tyrone Van Aswegen, 70.83%. 7, Webb Simpson, 67.57%. 8, Sam Ryder, 67.11%. 9, Sean O’Hair, 65.71%. 10, Davis Love III, 65.63%.

All-Around Ranking

1, Justin Thomas, 224. 2, Xander Schauffele, 296. 3, Rory McIlroy, 304. 4, Rickie Fowler, 326. 5, Jason Day, 339. 6, Gary Woodland, 360. 7, Justin Rose, 387. 8, Jon Rahm, 394. 9, Matt Kuchar, 399. 10, Paul Casey, 412.

Home team in caps

PRO BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

INDIANA 12 New York

PHILADELPHIA 131/2 Cleveland

Milwaukee 91/2 N.O.

LA Lakers 1 CHICAGO

San Antonio 31/2 DALLAS

DENVER 8 Minnesota

Portland 21/2 CLIPPERS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Atlantic Coast Conference

Spectrum Center-Charlotte, NC.

First Round

Miami-Florida 7 Wake Forest

Notre Dame 11/2 Ga Tech

Pittsburgh 1 Boston Co

Sun Belt Conference

First Round

South Alabama 41/2 Arkansas St

UL-Monroe 8 Appa St

HOCKEY

Favorite Goals Underdog

Dallas Even-1/2 BUFFALO

COLUMBUS Even-1/2 Boston

PITTSBURGH Even-1/2 Washington

MONTREAL 1-11/2 Detroit

WINNIPEG Even-1/2 San Jose

ST. LOUIS 1-11/2 Arizona

CALGARY 11/2-2 New Jersey

Nashville 1/2-1 ANAHEIM

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BASEBALL

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed RHP Michael Kopech on the 60-day DL. Claimed LHP Josh Osich off waivers from Baltimore.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned SS Yu Chang and RHPs Jefry Rodriguez and Ben Taylor to Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned SS Willie Castro to Toledo (IL) and SS Sergio Alcantara to Erie (EL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with C Martin Maldonado on a one-year contract. Placed C Salvador Perez on the 60-day injured list. Optioned RHPs Conner Greene and Josh Staumont to Omaha (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Signed RHPs Miguel Almonte, Jake Jewell, Justin Anderson, Luis Madero, Jaime Barria, Keynan Middleton, Ty Buttrey, Felix Pena, Jesus Castillo, Taylor Cole, Noe Ramirez and John Curtiss; INFs Luis Rengifo, David Fletcher and Taylor Ward; Cs Jose Briceno and Kevan Smith; OF Michael Hermosillo; LHPs Dillon Peters, Jose Suarez and Williams Jerez; and RHP/OF Shohei Ohtani to one-year contracts.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Daniel Mengden to Las Vegas (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHP Erik Swanson, LHP Justus Sheffield and INF Shed Long to Tacoma (PCL). Reassigned INF Evan White, OF Kyle Lewis and C Joe DeCarlo to their minor league camp.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Signed OF Adam Jones to a one-year contract. Placed RHP Silvino Bracho on the 60-day IL.

CINCINNATI REDS — Reassigned OF Jose Siri and RHPs Jimmy Herget, Felix Jorge, Keury Mella, Alex Powers and Jackson Stephens to minor league camp. Signed INF Yonathan Mendoza to a minor league contract.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned OFs Yonathan Daza and Sam Hilliard, INF Josh Fuentes and RHPs Ryan Castellani, Rayan Gonzalez and Jesus Tinoco to Albuquerque (PCL) and RHP Justin Lawrence to Hartford (EL). Reassigned INFs Tyler Nevin and Colton Welker, RHP Rico Garcia, LHP Evan Grills and C Brian Serven to minor league camp.

LOS ANGELES DODGERs — Released RHP Josh Fields. Optioned RHPs Dennis Santana and Brock Stewart, C Keibert Ruiz and INF Edwin Rios to their minor league camp. Reassigned OFs Kyle Garlick and Shane Peterson and C Will Smith to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK METS — Optioned RHPs Walker Lockett and Corey Oswalt to minor league camp.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned SS Arquimedes Gamboa to Reading (EL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Genesis Cabrera, RHP Giovanny Gallegos, RF Adolis Garcia and SS Edmundo Sosa to Memphis (PCL). Optioned INF Ramon Urias and OF Lane Thomas to Memphis (PCL). Reassigned RHPs Connor Jones and Jake Woodford and Cs Jose Godoy and Brian O’Keefe to their minor league camp.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned RHP Sam Coonrod, OF Chris Shaw, INFs Abiatal Avelino, Ryder Jones and Breyvic Valera to minor league camp. Reassigned RHPs Shaun Anderson, Enderson Franco and Keyvius Sampson to minor league camp.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed S Colin Jones to a two-year contract.

CHICAGO BEARS — Re-signed TE Ben Braunecker to a two-year contract.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed S Brandon Wilson to a one-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Terminated the contract of TE Darren Fells.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed WR Danny Amendola. Released CB Nevin Lawson.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Re-signed DE Angelo Blackson, WR DeAndre Cater and DE Joel Heath.

MINNESOTA VIKIKNGS — Terminated the contract of OL Mike Remmers. Declined the 2019 option on S Andrew Sendejo. Tendered contracts to S Anthony Harris and OT Rashod Hill.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Agreed to terms with LB Craig Robertson on a two-year contract extension and S Chris Banjo on a three-year contract extension

NEW YORK GIANTS — Re-signed C Spencer Pulley.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Re-signed OL Jason Peters.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with S Kenny Vaccaro on a multiyear contract and RB David Fluellen on a one-year contract.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

CALGARY FLAMES — Recalled D Michael Stone from a conditioning assignment with Stockton (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled D Colton White from Binghamton (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned G Chris Nell from Hartford (AHL) to Maine (ECHL).

American Hockey League

CLEVELAND MONSTERS — Recalled D Garrett Cockerill from Reading (ECHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed F Greg Chase to a professional tryout agreement. Announced F Drew Melanson has returned from Maine (ECHL).

SAN DIEGO GULLS — Returned LW Ryan Tesink to Tulsa (ECHL).

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed M Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal (Premier League-England).

COLLEGE

CUMBERLAND (TENN.) — Named Taurean Smith defensive coordinator.

FAIRFIELD — Fired men’s basketball coach Sydney Johnson.

NIAGARA — Fired men’s basketball coach Chris Casey.

OHIO STATE — Reinstated C Kaleb Wesson to the men’s basketball team.

TEXAS — Reinstated men’s senior basketball G Kerwin Roach II.

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