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Fighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk's soccer team

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:06 AM

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe's biggest soccer matches, is silent. It sits in the middle of the city of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian troops.

The $425 million Donbass Arena now serves as a depot and distribution point for supplies of humanitarian aid.

UCLA grinds out 72-67 victory over Washington State

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:51 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norman Powell scored a career-high 28 points, hitting a key 3-pointer with 1:34 to go, and UCLA grinded out a 72-67 victory over Washington State on Sunday night that gave the Bruins possession of fourth place in the Pac-12.

Tony Parker had 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, having lost his starting spot after he showed up late to the morning shootaround. Bryce Alford added 13 points and Kevon Looney 12.

Sunday's College Basketball Scores

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Manhattan 69, Quinnipiac 65

Monmouth (NJ) 63, Siena 57

Niagara 57, Fairfield 56

Providence 77, Marquette 66

Rider 59, Marist 49

St. Peter's 68, Iona 60

UConn 81, SMU 73


Wake Forest 69, Pittsburgh 66

Young Harris 83, GRU Augusta 76

Colorado beats Arizona State 87-81 behind Booker's 29 points

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:11 PM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Askia Booker scored 29 points, his most ever at the Coors Events Center, leading Colorado past Arizona State 87-81 Sunday night in his final home game.

Josh Scott added 14 points for the Buffaloes (13-15, 6-10 Pac-12), who snapped a three-game skid.

They had their second-best shooting percentage — 59.2 — since joining the conference four years ago. And this came on the heels of a seven-game stretch in which they had shot below 40 percent from the floor — their worst such skid since 1957-58.

Stoner scores 1st goal of season, helps Ducks top Stars 3-1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:59 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Clayton Stoner scored the go-ahead goal in the third period with his first of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Sunday night.

Stoner, who hadn't scored in his first 54 games, put a slap shot from the left point between the legs of Dallas' Jhonas Enroth. The goal was unassisted.

The game was tied at 1 before Stoner's goal at 4:19 of the third. Ryan Getzlaf increased the lead to 3-1 on a breakaway at 14:09.

Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:37 PM

DENVER (AP) — Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night.

Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a fourth straight game after he re-injured his right shoulder on Feb. 21. The Pelicans are 4-0 in Davis' absence to remain in the playoff conversation.

Kelly Clark wins snowboard halfpipe in US Grand Prix

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:36 PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Kelly Clark won the snowboard halfpipe in the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday for her second FIS World Cup victory of the season, easily beating 18-year-old American teammate Arielle Gold.

The 31-year-old Clark, from West Dover, Vermont, had a 94.50-point run. She also won the overall Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour title.

Gold, from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, had an 88.75.

China's Cai Xuetong was third.

Scott's foul shots, Russell's 28 lead Ohio State past Purdue

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shannon Scott hit three free throws in the final 24 seconds and D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points to lead Ohio State, which rebounded from a 12-point deficit, to a 65-61 victory over Purdue on Sunday night.

Sam Thompson added 14 points for the Buckeyes (21-8, 10-6), who have won two in a row with two games left in the regular season.

A.J. Hammons had 16 points, Rapheal Davis 15 and Dakota Mathias 10 for Purdue (19-10, 11-5).

Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals blank Maple Leafs 4-0

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 09:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Sunday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Ovechkin struck just 33 seconds into the game and added a second-period score as he surpassed the 40-goal mark for the seventh time.

Marcus Johansson and Joel Ward (empty net) added third-period goals for Washington, and Holtby picked up his seventh shutout and 30th win of the season.

Duquesne University football player from Florida kills self

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 09:43 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office in Pittsburgh says 22-year-old Chris Johnson died Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Johnson was found in a car in Churchill, just east of Pittsburgh. The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide.

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