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| TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

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Class A Bay City Western 55, Saginaw 47 Clarkston 54, Flint Northwestern 40 Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 45, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 39 Detroit Catholic Central 67, Ann Arbor Huron 54 Detroit Cody 65, Detroit U-D Jesuit 57 Detroit Southeastern 52, Livonia Stevenson 45 Eastpointe East Detroit 50, Warren De La Salle 47, OT Hudsonville 57, Grand Rapids Northview 49 Kalamazoo Central 60, Jackson 57 Lansing Eastern 74, East Kentwood 62 Muskegon 59, Petoskey 54 Orchard Lake St. Mary 61, Hartland 42 Rochester Adams 71, Pontiac 68 Romulus 74, Lincoln Park 53 Southfield 69, Birmingham Brother Rice 51 Taylor Kennedy 59, Ypsilanti 52

Class B Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 77, Olivet 72 CADILLAC 51, Standish-Sterling 35 Dearborn Divine Child 51, New Boston Huron 34 Detroit Community 60, Detroit Douglass 54, OT Detroit Country Day 69, Detroit Osborn 35 Dowagiac Union 70, South Haven 64 East Grand Rapids 60, Hudsonville Unity Christian 45 Flint Powers 80, Saginaw Swan Valley 53 Grand Rapids Christian 47, Holland Christian 38 Grayling 59, Kingsford 47 Hemlock 60, FREMONT 40 Lansing Sexton 66, Williamston 42 MUSKEGON HEIGHTS 67, HOWARD CITY TRI-COUNTY 50 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 49, Marysville 35 Sturgis 43, Charlotte 40 Yale 60, Bridgeport 57

Class C Detroit Consortium 86, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 55 Flint Beecher 55, Laingsburg 48 Hanover-Horton 49, Albion 45 Hillsdale 63, Addison 44 Ithaca 59, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian 41 Lincoln-Alcona 72, Harbor Springs 61 McBain 63, Elk Rapids 47 Melvindale Academy for Business And Tech 68, Detroit Allen 33 Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 47, Manchester 36 Muskegon Western Michigan Christian 56, Clare 55 Negaunee 68, Rudyard 54 New Haven 65, Saginaw Nouvel 54 Norway 59, Ironwood 47 Saginaw Buena Vista 94, Harbor Beach 51 Schoolcraft 86, Fennville 62 White Pigeon 62, Bridgman 48

Class D Adrian Lenawee Christian 66, Hillsdale Academy 54 Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 56, Ann Arbor Central Academy 45 Auburn Hills Oakland Christian 54, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 37 Baraga 95, Ewen-Trout Creek 75 Burton Genesee Christian 58, Carsonville-Port Sanilac 54 Cedarville 87, Pellston 50 Detroit Westside Christian 50, Bloomfield Hills Roeper 32 Eben Junction Superior Central 74, Powers North Central 62 Fulton-Middleton 57, BIG RAPIDS CROSSROADS CHARTER ACADEMY 45 Leland 45, Bellaire 42 MANISTEE CATHOLIC CENTRAL 61, McBain Northern Michigan Christian 54 Muskegon Catholic Central 74, Lansing Christian 60 Posen 61, Rogers City 49 Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 55, Akron-Fairgrove 43 St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 72, Climax-Scotts 62 Wyoming Tri-unity Christian 75, Kalamazoo Phoenix 60

Girls quarterfinals NOTE: All games Tuesday at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Class A LANSING-EASTERN: Grand Haven vs. East Lansing DAVISON: Canton vs. Midland UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY: Detroit Pershing vs. Inkster UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY: Detroit Renaissance vs. Warren Regina, 5 pm

Class B GRAND RAPIDS-CHRISTIAN: G.R. Catholic Central vs. Three Rivers MARSHALL: Dearborn Divine Child vs. Olivet LINDEN: Goodrich vs. Detroit Country Day HOUGHTON LAKE: Gladstone vs. Hemlock

Class C HUDSON AREA: Sand Creek vs. Niles Brandywine SAGINAW-HERITAGE: Saginaw Valley Lutheran vs. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett LOWELL: Pewamo-Westphalia vs. Flint Hamady SAULT STE MARIE: St. Ignace vs. Kalkaska

Class D JACKSON: Morenci vs. Athens WATERFORD MOTT: Bay City-All Saints vs. Waterford Our Lady of Lakes BENZONIA-BENZIE CENTRAL: Central Lake vs. Portland St. Patrick ESCANABA: Bark River-Harris vs.Brimley

Girls semifinals THURSDAY & FRIDAY, MARCH 1718: at Breslin Center, MSU

Girls finals SATURDAY, MARCH 19: Breslin Center, MSU CLASS A: Noon CLASS B: 6 pm CLASS C: 4 pm CLASS D: 10 am

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins center Sidney Crosby returned to the ice on Monday for the first time since missing 29 games with a concussion. But if you’re looking for the Pittsburgh captain’s return date, it’s still anyone’s guess. “I have no clue,” Crosby said. “I’m not thinking too far ahead as far as a time frame. I just want to get better. This is part of the way to do that. I’m just kind of taking that step and seeing how it goes.” Crosby, who last played on Jan. 5 in an 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, practiced in full gear for about 15 minutes at the Consol Energy Center. It was a light workout. He participated in a skating drill around some cones, and took a few shots on net, as well. “I’ve had some good days here the last few, and I was able to get on a bike and exercise a bit. I didn’t have any symptoms doing that,” Crosby said. “I was given the opportunity to skate, the doctors said I could give it a try and see how I feel. So I did that today, and we’ll see moving forward how it goes.” The Penguins, without Crosby and injured forward Evgeni Malkin (knee), have stayed afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They have 88 points, and are just three behind first-place Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division. Pittsburgh plays at Ottawa on Tuesday. All the while, Crosby will wait. “Yeah, it’s frustrating, but at the same time when you go through all those things, I think the most important thing is that you just feel normal and you’re able to do things and work out — just do things that every day you’re usually able to do as a hockey player,” Crosby said. “I realize that it’s a process, but it’s a step in the right direction. It doesn’t mean that today

I won’t have symptoms, and I’ll have to kind of step back a bit. That could happen too, so I think I’m pretty realistic about everything.” Crosby’s return to the ice comes a week after a surprising radio report out of Toronto, in which host Bob McCown floated the idea that some family members were trying to convince him to retire. The notion was quickly debunked. “This report is baseless,” Pat Brisson, Crosby’s agent, told Rogers Sportsnet. “At no time has retirement ever been discussed.” Crosby’s father, Troy, also responded to the claims. “We’re just trying to get him healthy again,” he told ESPN. “How ever long that takes, that’s how long it’s going to take.” Crosby was even asked, post-practice on Monday, if he ever considered retirement through this process. His reply was a quick “no.” Crosby’s injury problems began on Jan. 1, in the NHL’s Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field. He was hit by former Capitals forward David Steckel in Washington’s 3-1 win. Crosby played in the Penguins’ next game, vs. the Lightning, when he was hit by Victor Hedman. He later admitted to experiencing post-concussion symptoms. “Yeah, it’s scary for sure,” Crosby said. “But thinking about it or dwelling on it isn’t really going to change anything. You’ve got to make sure, like I said, listen to yourself and what’s going on. Provide doctors and things like that the most information you can about how you feel. And trust them in what they’re telling you is going to happen, and that’s been the case. So everything has gone well that way and it’s a matter of time and I’m waiting for everything to feel better.”

GENE J. PUSKAR | AP PHOTO

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby returned to the ice on Monday for the first time since missing 29 games with a concussion.

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SCOREBOARD BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PREP BASKETBALL Class D Girls All-State team By The Associated Press FIRST TEAM Jasmine Hines, Central Lake, 6-3, Sr. — Player of the Year. Janae Langs, Climax-Scotts, 5-4, So. Emily Veenstra, Ellsworth, 6-2, Jr. Sarah Theut, Marine City Cardinal Mooney, 5-9, Jr. Morgan Warfield, Camden-Frontier, 5-9, Sr. Heather Lantis, Hillsdale Academy, 5-9, Sr. Christina Branch, Kentwood West Michigan Lutheran, 6-1, Sr. Marrisa Burke, Watersmeet, 5-9, Sr. Mara Ryynanen, Chassell, 5-11, Sr. Lauren Robak, Waterford Our Lady, 5-10, Sr. COACH OF THE YEAR: Todd Erickson, Manistee Catholic Central SPECIAL MENTION (nominees receiving two or more votes from the 10-member panel): Karli Jacob, Gaylord St. Mary; Kelsie Blamer, Mio; Natalie Markell, Morrice; Lexi Gussert, Crystal Falls Forest Park. COACH: Al Becker, Central Lakes. Honorable mention Jenna Green, St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran, 5-8, Jr.; Elizabeth McKee, Leland, 6-0, Jr.; Alyssa Bryan, Mason County Eastern, 5-6, Sr.; Maggie Farrell, Muskegon Catholic, 5-9, Sr.; Erica Hansen, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, 5-9, So.; Breagh Beaton, Marine City Cardinal Mooney, 6-0, Sr.; Nicole Schneider, Portland St. Patrick, 5-7, Sr.; Mikayla Terry, Lansing Christian, 5-10, Fr.; Jamie Davis, Hillsdale Will Carleton Academy, N/A, Sr.; Jaime Madalinski, Bark River-Harris, 5-10, Jr.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men's Final Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ final 2010-11 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 13, 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 Pvs 1. Ohio St. (51) .......... 32-2 1,611 1 2. Kansas (14) ........... 32-2 1,574 2 3. Duke ...................... 30-4 1,472 5 4. Pittsburgh .............. 27-5 1,406 3 5. Notre Dame ........... 26-6 1,332 4 6. San Diego St. ........ 32-2 1,322 7 7. North Carolina ....... 26-7 1,189 6 8. Texas ..................... 27-7 1,069 10 9. Connecticut............ 26-9 1,019 21 10. BYU ...................... 30-4 977 8 11. Kentucky ............... 25-8 928 15 12. Syracuse............... 26-7 922 11 13. Purdue .................. 25-7 903 9 14. Louisville ............... 25-9 874 14 15. Florida................... 26-7 840 12 16. Wisconsin ............. 23-8 619 13 17. Arizona.................. 27-7 516 16 18. St. John’s ............ 21-11 433 17 19. Utah St.................. 30-3 333 23 20. Xavier ................... 24-7 270 18 21. Kansas St. .......... 22-10 240 19 22. West Virginia ...... 20-11 178 20 23. Washington ......... 23-10 176 — 24. Texas A&M............ 24-8 152 — 25. Vanderbilt............ 23-10 130 — Others receiving votes: Georgetown 129, Temple 124, Cincinnati 115, Old Dominion 65, Richmond 47, UNLV 38, Gonzaga 30, Butler 18, Villanova 17, Belmont 13, Missouri 13, George Mason 10, Memphis 7, Clemson 4, Colorado 3, Marquette 3, UCLA 3, Long Island U. 1.

Men’s NCAA Tournament By The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 15 No. 16 Seed Southeast: UNC Asheville (19-13) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (19-16), 6:30 p.m. No. 12 Seed East: UAB (22-9) vs. Clemson (21-11), 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 No. 16 Seed East: Texas-San Antonio (19-13) vs. Alabama State (17-17), 6:30 p.m. No. 11 Seed Southwest: Southern Cal (19-14) vs. Virginia Commonwealth (2311), 9 p.m.

Final Women’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ final 2010-11 women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 13, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Connecticut (37) .... 32-1 973 1 2. Stanford (2)............ 29-2 928 2 3. Baylor .................... 31-2 890 3 4. Tennessee ............. 31-2 873 4 5. Xavier .................... 28-2 803 5 6. Duke ...................... 29-3 782 6 7. Texas A&M............. 28-5 721 8 8. UCLA ..................... 27-4 697 7 9. Notre Dame ........... 26-7 684 10 10. DePaul .................. 27-6 612 9 11. Miami .................... 27-4 564 11 12. Michigan St. .......... 26-5 512 12 13. Wis.-Green Bay .... 32-1 465 13

14. North Carolina ...... 25-8 15. Florida St. ............. 23-7 16. Maryland ............... 23-6 17. Kentucky ............... 24-8 18. Ohio St.................. 22-9 19. Marist .................... 29-2 20. Gonzaga ............... 28-4 21. Oklahoma ........... 21-11 22. Georgetown ........ 22-10 23. Georgia Tech ...... 23-10 24. Marquette ............. 23-8 25. Iowa ...................... 22-8

461 410 367 348 315 248 217 157 141 110 83 67

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Others receiving votes: Houston 57, Penn St. 57, West Virginia 33, Iowa St. 21, Texas Tech 19, Louisiana Tech 13, Kansas St. 7, N. Iowa 7, Temple 7, Rutgers 5, Bowling Green 4, Princeton 4, BYU 3, Fresno St. 3, Georgia 3, St. John’s 3, James Madison 1.

NCAA Women’s Tournament By The Associated Press All Times EDT PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 19 At Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. Penn State (24-9) vs. Dayton (21-11), 11:10 a.m. DePaul (27-6) vs. Navy (20-11), 30 minutes following At Cameron Indoor Stadium Durham, N.C. Iowa State (22-10) vs. Marist (30-2), 11:15 a.m. Duke (29-3) vs. Tennessee-Martin (2110), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 20 At Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Storrs, Conn. Connecticut (32-1) vs. Hartford (17-15), 12:05 p.m. Kansas State (21-10) vs. Purdue (2011), 30 minutes following At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland (23-7) vs. St. Francis, Pa. (22-11), 12:20 p.m. Georgetown (22-10) vs. Princeton (244), 30 minutes following DAYTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 19 At Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee (31-2) vs. Stetson (20-12), 11:05 a.m. Marquette (23-8) vs. Texas (19-13), 30 minutes following At Cintas Center Columbus, Ohio Georgia Tech (23-10) vs. Bowling Green (28-4), 11:20 a.m. Ohio State (22-9) vs. UCF (22-10), 30 minutes following At Huntsman Center Salt Lake City Arizona State (20-10) vs. Temple (238), 4:05 p.m. Notre Dame (26-7) vs. Utah (18-16), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 20 At John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, Va. Miami (27-4) vs. Gardner-Webb (2310), 12:15 p.m. Oklahoma (21-11) vs. James Madison (26-7), 30 minutes following SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 19 At Maples Pavilion Stanford, Calif. Texas Tech (22-10) vs. St. John’s (2110), 4:20 p.m. Stanford (29-2) vs. UC Davis (24-8), 30 minutes following At The Pit/Bob King Court Albuquerque, N.M. North Carolina (25-8) vs. Fresno State (25-7), 4:15 p.m. Kentucky (24-8) vs. Hampton (26-6), 30 minutes following At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Iowa (22-8) vs. Gonzaga (28-4), 4:10 p.m. UCLA (27-4) vs. Montana (18-14), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 20 At Cintas Center Cincinnati Louisville (20-12) vs. Vanderbilt (2011), 12:10 p.m. Xavier (28-2) vs. South Dakota State (19-13), 30 minutes following DALLAS REGIONAL First Round Sunday, March 20 At Ferrell Center Waco, Texas Houston (26-5) vs. West Virginia (239), 5:10 p.m. Baylor (31-2) vs. Prairie View (21-11), 30 minutes following At Intrust Bank Arena Wichita, Kan. Wisconsin-Green Bay (32-1) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (23-7), 5:20 p.m. Michigan State (26-5) vs. Northern Iowa (27-5), 30 minutes following At Auburn Arena Auburn, Ala. Florida State (23-7) vs. Samford (25-7), 5:15 p.m. Georgia (21-10) vs. Middle Tennessee (23-7), 30 minutes following At CenturyTel Center Shreveport, La. Texas A&M (27-5) vs. McNeese State (26-6), 5:05 p.m. Rutgers (19-12) vs. Louisiana Tech (24-

7), 30 minutes following

PRO BASKETBALL NBA By The Associated Press All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB x-Boston 47 18 .723 — New York 34 31 .523 13 Philadelphia 34 33 .507 14 New Jersey 22 43 .338 25 Toronto 18 48 .273 29 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB x-Miami 46 21 .687 — Orlando 42 26 .618 4 1/2 Atlanta 38 28 .576 7 1/2 Charlotte 28 38 .424 17 1/2 Washington 16 49 .246 29 Central Division W L Pct GB y-Chicago 47 18 .723 — Indiana 28 38 .424 19 1/2 Milwaukee 26 39 .400 21 Detroit 23 44 .343 25 Cleveland 12 53 .185 35 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 54 13 .806 — Dallas 47 19 .712 6 1/2 New Orleans 39 30 .565 16 Memphis 37 31 .544 17 1/2 Houston 34 34 .500 20 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 23 .652 — Denver 40 27 .597 3 1/2 Portland 37 29 .561 6 Utah 35 33 .515 9 Minnesota 17 51 .250 27 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 48 20 .706 — Phoenix 33 32 .508 13 1/2 Golden State 30 37 .448 17 1/2 L.A. Clippers 26 42 .382 22 Sacramento 16 49 .246 30 1/2 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Monday’s Games New Jersey 88, Boston 79 Oklahoma City 116, Washington 89 Memphis 105, L.A. Clippers 82 Denver 114, New Orleans 103 Miami 110, San Antonio 80 Houston 95, Phoenix 93 Utah 112, Philadelphia 107, OT Sacramento 129, Golden State 119 L.A. Lakers 97, Orlando 84 Tuesday’s Games New York at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m.

BASEBALL Spring Training By The Associated Press All Times EDT Monday’s Games Minnesota 9, Florida 0 Philadelphia 7, Houston 6 Detroit 4, Washington 2 Baltimore 8, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 1, Atlanta 1, tie, 10 innings Texas 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Cleveland 9, Oakland 8 Milwaukee 12, San Francisco 8 San Diego 7, Chicago White Sox 6 Seattle 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Colorado 3, Cincinnati 2 Boston 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Tuesday’s Games Boston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Florida vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 7:10 p.m. San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:40 p.m.

COLLEGE BASEBALL Collegiate Baseball Poll TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through March 13, points and previous rank. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida.................... 14-2 495 1 2. Oklahoma .............. 16-1 494 2 3. Vanderbilt............... 16-1 493 3 4. Florida St. .............. 15-1 491 5 5. Louisiana St. .......... 15-1 489 7 6. Virginia................... 16-1 488 10

7. South Carolina ....... 11-2 8. Texas ..................... 11-5 9. Texas Christian ...... 10-5 10. Arizona St. ............ 11-3 11. Texas A&M ............ 12-4 12. Arizona.................. 13-3 13. Arkansas ............... 13-2 14. U.C. Irvine............. 12-1 15. UCLA ...................... 8-6 16. Clemson ................. 7-6 17. Cal. St. Fullerton ..... 8-6 18. Stanford .................. 6-5 19. North Carolina ...... 14-3 20. Fresno St. ............. 11-2 21. Louisville ............... 11-3 22. Georgia Tech. ....... 12-4 23. Oregon St. ............ 13-3 24. Auburn .................. 11-5 25. Tulane ................... 11-4 26. Wichita St. ............ 10-4 27. Baylor ................... 11-5 28. Col. of Charleston . 14-3 29. California .............. 10-4 30. Stetson ................. 12-3

486 479 477 475 473 470 468 467 466 465 464 463 460 455 451 448 445 441 439 438 434 430 428 426

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PRO HOCKEY National Hockey League By The Associated Press All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Philadelphia 68 42 19 7 91 Pittsburgh 70 40 22 8 88 N.Y. Rangers 70 36 30 4 76 New Jersey 68 32 32 4 68 N.Y. Islanders 70 27 32 11 65 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 68 38 21 9 85 Montreal 69 38 24 7 83 Buffalo 69 34 27 8 76 Toronto 70 30 30 10 70 Ottawa 69 25 35 9 59 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Washington 70 40 20 10 90 Tampa Bay 70 39 22 9 87 Carolina 69 31 28 10 72 Atlanta 69 29 28 12 70 Florida 69 28 32 9 65

GF 219 201 198 146 194

GA 182 171 171 174 221

GF 205 184 203 184 157

GA 164 172 201 218 215

GF 189 210 196 194 173

GA 171 211 209 223 191

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 69 41 20 8 90 227 199 Chicago 70 38 24 8 84 232 196 Nashville 69 35 24 10 80 177 161 Columbus 68 32 27 9 73 188 206 St. Louis 69 31 29 9 71 193 207 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 71 46 16 9101 233 167 Calgary 71 36 26 9 81 214 203 Minnesota 70 35 28 7 77 178 188 Colorado 68 26 34 8 60 191 239 Edmonton 70 23 38 9 55 172 231 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 70 39 23 8 86 197 183 Los Angeles 69 39 25 5 83 192 168 Phoenix 70 36 23 11 83 202 200 Dallas 69 37 24 8 82 193 193 Anaheim 69 37 27 5 79 195 202 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2 Chicago 6, San Jose 3 Vancouver 4, Minnesota 2 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

COLLEGE HOCKEY NCAA Division I 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 13 and previous ranking: RecordPts Pvs 1. North Dakota (42) .......28-8-3 991 1 2. Boston College (7) ......28-7-1 953 2 3. Yale (1) ........................25-6-1 874 3 4. Michigan......................25-9-4 848 5 5. Denver ......................23-10-5 772 6 6. Miami...........................21-9-6 757 7 7. Merrimack ...................24-8-4 650 9 8. Notre Dame .............. 23-11-5 619 8 9. Union...........................26-9-4 602 4 10. New Hampshire .........21-9-6 584 10 11. Minnesota-Duluth.......22-9-6 571 11 12. Western Michigan.. 18-11-10 417 15 13. Colorado College.....21-17-3 368 16 14. Nebraska-Omaha ....21-15-2 318 12 15. Dartmouth ................ 18-11-3 298 18 16. Boston University.....19-12-8 244 13 17. Maine .......................17-12-7 222 14 18. Rensselaer...............20-12-5 117 20 19. Wisconsin ................21-16-4 98 19 20. Cornell......................15-14-3 58 NR Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota 39, Rochester Institute of Technology 30, Alaska-Anchorage 23, Northeastern 20, Ferris State 18, Air Force 4, Bemidji

State 3, Colgate 1, St. Cloud State 1

SPORTS ON TV By The Associated Press By The Associated Press (All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Tuesday, March 15 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. TRUTV — NCAA Division I tournament, first round, UNC Asheville vs. ArkansasLittle Rock, at Dayton, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, first round, Dayton at College of Charleston 7:30 p.m. ESPN — NIT, first round, Harvard at Oklahoma State 9 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, first round, UTEP at New Mexico TRUTV — NCAA Division I tournament, first round, UAB vs. Clemson, at Dayton, Ohio 11 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, first round, Kent State at St. Mary’s, Calif. NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — Carolina at Buffalo SOCCER 3:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich vs. Inter Milan, at Munich 8 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Manchester United vs. Marseille, at Manchester, England (same-day tape) 9:30 p.m. ESPN — MLS, Los Angeles at Seattle

TRANSACTIONS By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned 1B Joe Mahoney to Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Freddy Dolsi, INF Eduardo Escobar and OF Stefan Gartrell to Charlotte (IL). Optioned RHP Kyle Cofield and RHP Nate Jones to Birmingham (Southern). Re-assigned RHP Brandon Hynick and RHP Miguel Socolovich to their minor-league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned RHP Zach McAllister and OF Nick Weglarz to Columbus (IL). Reassigned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, 2B Jason Kipnis, C Juan Apodaca, RHP Alex White and RHP Zach Putnam to their minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned RHP David Bromberg, RHP Eric Hacker, RHP Anthony Swarzak, and OF Rene Tosoni to Rochester (IL). Optioned RHP Deolis Guerra, INF Chris Parmalee and OF Joe Benson to New Britain (EL). Reassigned RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP Yorman Bazardo, C Jair Fernandez, C Chris Herrmann, INF Ray Chang, INF Brian Dozier and INF Justin Huber to their minor-league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES—Assigned RHP D.J. Mitchell the their minor league camp. Announced RHP George Kontos was returned to the team per Rule 6 after the San Diego Padres had previously selected him in the 2010 Rule 5 Draft. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS—Signed C Chris Johnson for the rest of the season. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Promoted Tony Oden to secondary coach from assistant secondary coach and Mike Mallory to assistant secondary coach. Named John Bonamego team’s assistant special teams coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Recalled D Noah Welch from Chicago (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Assigned G Joey MacDonald to Grand Rapids (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Re-assigned F Ryan Potulny and D Derek Smith to Binghamton (AHL). Named Peter Ambroziak head of hockey development. COLLEGE GEORGE WASHINGTON—Named Amanda Ault women’s volleyball coach. IOWA STATE—Announced freshman F Eric McKnight will transfer to another school. STETSON—Added football for the 2011 season and women’s lacrosse in 2013. The DeLand, Fla. school announced the sports’ return on Monday, a year after undertaking a feasibility study to determine if it could increase enrollment and interest enough to sustain a program. Women’s lacrosse will also join Stetson’s current roster of 14 men’s and women’s sports teams in 2013. UNC GREENSBORO—Announced it is eliminating the wrestling program. VIRGINIA TECH—Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Beth Dunkenberger. Named Erin Lycan women’s assistant soccer coach. WASHINGTON—Announced the resignation of Tia Jackson women’s basketball coach.

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