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March 31, 2015 - 9:57pm
5 min 17 sec ago

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-95 on Tuesday night.

Anthony Tolliver had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons (29-45), who have won five of six. Reggie Jackson collected 12 points and 11 assists despite being limited to four-minute stints in each of the last three quarters by an illness.

Tolliver made his eighth consecutive start in place of Greg Monroe...

March 31, 2015 - 9:56pm
5 min 17 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night, giving the Bruins two valuable points as the try to hang on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Tuukka Rask kept the puck out during a final scramble at the buzzer with Florida on a power play and an extra skater for goalie Roberto Luongo.

David Pastrnak scored the tying goal midway through the third...

March 31, 2015 - 9:52pm
5 min 17 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jack Johnson's backhander 56 seconds into overtime lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets past the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to seven.

It was the Devils' sixth straight loss (0-5-1). New Jersey has scored seven goals during the skid.

Brandon Dubinsky scored on a penalty shot, Nick Foligno had a power-play goal, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves as the Blue Jackets matched a season-high for...

March 31, 2015 - 9:50pm
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March 31, 2015 - 9:49pm
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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have released three-time All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal, two weeks after he signed a minor league deal.

Furcal didn't appear in a Cactus League game as he recovered from a hamstring injury sustained in winter ball. Tuesday's move doesn't affect the Royals' big league roster as Furcal was not invited to camp.

The 37-year-old Furcal played nine games last year with Miami after missing all of the 2013 season...

March 31, 2015 - 9:38pm
5 min 17 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night.

With his team pushing to make the playoffs, the three-time NHL MVP got No. 50 at 11:12 of the first period, giving Washington a 2-0 lead when he took a pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov and sent a shot from just inside the...

March 31, 2015 - 9:16pm
15 min 14 sec ago

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Balentine scored 28 points to lead Evansville past UT Martin 79-66 on Tuesday night to advance to the Tournament championship.

Adam Wing had 16 points and Blake Simmons added 13 for the Purple Aces (23-12).

Evansville will host the winner of the other semifinal between North Arizona and NJIT in the title game on Thursday night. The Aces will be seeking their first national postseason championship since...

March 31, 2015 - 9:14pm
15 min 14 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon McClellan scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and short-handed Miami rallied to beat Temple 60-57 on Tuesday to reach the NIT championship game.

Already without point guard Angel Rodriguez, the Hurricanes lost center Tonye Jekiri to injury early on and trailed by 11 late in the first half.

The Owls' Quenton DeCosey was off on a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

After missing six of his...

March 31, 2015 - 9:01pm
15 min 14 sec ago

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut forward Rakim Lubin has announced plans to transfer at the end of the spring semester.

The 6-foot-8, 260-pound freshman played sparingly for the Huskies, who finished a disappointing 20-15 and lost in the first round of the NIT.

Lubin appeared in 24 games, averaging one point and 1.2 rebounds per game.

The departure will leave the Huskies with just three returning frontcourt players...

March 31, 2015 - 8:59pm
15 min 14 sec ago

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Barry Zito's spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate in a 13-10 victory.

Zito, trying a comeback after sitting out last season, had thrown 13 scoreless innings in Cactus League play before Collin Cowgill, Kole Calhoun and David Freese went deep for the Angels.

The left-hander was tagged for eight hits and...

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