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Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUES Spring Training Boston at Twins (Fort Myers, Fla.), 12:05 p.m. (FSN, WMOZ-FM 106.9)

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Kansas City at Brewers, 7:10 p.m.

Basketball

NBA L.A. Lakers at Timberwolves, 7 p.m. (FSN, WEBC-AM 560)

Golf

PGA Valero Texas Open (San Antonio), 2 p.m. (Golf Channel)

Hockey

NAHL Minnesota Wilderness at Coulee Region (Onalaska, Wis.), 7 p.m.

Softball

COMMUNITY COLLEGE Fond du Lac vs. Riverland (at Rosemount Irish Dome, St. Paul), 11:30 a.m.

Fond du Lac vs. Minnesota West (at Rosemount Irish Dome, St. Paul), 3 p.m.

Track and field

HIGH SCHOOL Northwestern, Hayward, Ashland, Esko, Silver Bay, Grand Rapids and Superior (at Wisconsin-Superior), 4 p.m. (ifan.tv)

BASEBALL

MLB Spring Training American League Wednesday’s Results Baltimore 5, Boston 4

Toronto 10, NY Yankees 6

LA Angels 6, Oakland 2

Texas 5, Seattle 3

Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 4

Thursday’s Results Boston 4, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3

National League Wednesday’s Results Atlanta 9, Miami 2

St. Louis 3, Washington 2

San Francisco 8, Colorado 6

Arizona 14, Chi. Cubs 4

Thursday’s Results Washington 4, NY Mets 0

Miami 6, St. Louis 4

Cincinnati 9, Arizona 1

Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 2

BASKETBALL

NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic

 WLPctGBToronto4031.563—Brooklyn3733.5292.5New York3042.41710.5Boston2348.32417.0Philadelphia1557.20825.5

Central

 WLPctGBIndiana5220.722—Chicago4031.56311.5Cleveland2944.39723.5Detroit2645.36625.5Milwaukee1458.19438.0

Southeast

 WLPctGBMiami4822.686—Washington3635.50712.5Charlotte3537.48614.0Atlanta3140.43717.5Orlando2052.27829.0

Western Conference Northwest

 WLPctGBOklahoma City5219.732—Portland4627.6307.0Minnesota3535.50016.5Denver3240.44420.5Utah2349.31929.5

Pacific

 WLPctGBL.A. Clippers5122.699—
Golden State4427.6206.0Phoenix4329.5977.5Sacramento2546.35225.0L.A. Lakers2447.33826.0

Southwest

 WLPctGBSan Antonio5516.775—Houston4922.6906.0Memphis4328.60612.0Dallas4330.58913.0New Orleans3140.43724.0

Thursday’s Results Portland 100, Atlanta 85

Houston 120, Philadelphia 98

Milwaukee 108, L.A. Lakers 105 L.A. Clippers 109, Dallas 103

Today’s Games Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m.

Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.

Cleveland at Brooklyn, 630 p.m.

Miami at Detroit, 630 p.m.

Portland at Chicago, 7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

San Antonio at Denver, 8 p.m.

New York at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Memphis at Golden State, 930 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN NCAA Division I Tournament East Region Today’s Semifinals At Madison Square Garden, New York Connecticut (28-8) vs. Iowa State (28-7), 6:27 p.m. (TBS)

Michigan State (28-8) vs. Virginia (30-6), 8:57 p.m. (TBS)

Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, TBA

South Region Thursday’s Semifinal Results At FedEx Forum, Memphis Dayton 82, Stanford 72

UCLA (28-8) vs. Florida (34-2), night

Saturday’s Championship Dayton (26-10) vs. UCLA-Florida winner, TBA

Midwest Region Today’s Semifinals At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Tennessee (24-12) vs. Michigan (27-8), 6:15 p.m. (CBS)

Kentucky (26-10) vs. Louisville (31-5), 8:45 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, TBA

West Region Thursday’s Semifinal Results At Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52 San Diego State (31-4) vs. Arizona (32-4), night

Saturday’s Championship Wisconsin (29-7) vs. SDSU-Arizona winner, TBA

NIT Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Results Florida State 78, Louisiana Tech 75

Southern Methodist 67, California 65

Tuesday’s Semifinals At Madison Square Garden, New York Clemson (23-12) vs. Southern Methodist (26-9), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

Florida State (22-13) vs. Minnesota (23-13), 8 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAA Division II Tournament Elite Eight At Evansville, Ind. Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Results Central Missouri 97, Southern Connecticut State 85

West Liberty 85, Drury 75

Metro State 106, Tuskegee 87

South Carolina-Aiken 85, Chico State 70

Thursday’s Semifinal Results Central Missouri 71, Metro State 69

West Liberty 86, South Carolina-Aiken 83

Saturday’s Championship Central Missouri (29-5) vs. West Liberty (31-3), 2 p.m. (CBS)

COLLEGE WOMEN NCAA Division I Tournament Notre Dame Regional Saturday’s Semifinals At Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Ind. Kentucky (26-8) vs. Baylor (31-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Oklahoma State (25-8) at Notre Dame (34-0), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Louisville Regional Sunday’s Semifinals At KFC Yum Center, Louisville, Ky. Maryland (26-6) vs. Tennessee (29-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

LSU (21-12) vs. Louisville (32-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Lincoln Regional Saturday’s Semifinals At Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. BYU (28-6) vs. Connecticut (36-0), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

DePaul (29-6) vs. Texas A&M (26-8), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Stanford Regional Sunday’s Semifinals At Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif. Penn State (24-7) vs. Stanford (31-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

North Carolina (26-9) vs. South Carolina (29-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

NIT Third Round Wednesday’s Result Washington 62, San Diego 55

Thursday’s Results South Dakota State 70, Minnesota 60 Indiana 66, Northwestern 65

South Florida 74, George Washington 59

Bowling Green 63, Michigan 53

Rutgers 91, Seton Hall 79, OT

Mississippi 59, Auburn 54

Today’s Game Colorado (19-14) at Texas-El Paso (26-7), 8 p.m.

NCAA Division II Tournament Elite Eight At Erie, Pa. Wednesday’s Semifinal Results West Texas A&M 80, Nova Southeastern 66

Bentley 77, Cal Poly Pomona 62

Today’s Championship West Texas A&M (32-2) vs. Bentley (34-0), 6 p.m.

GOLF

PGA Tour Valero Texas Open San Antonio, TX Par: 72 First Round Leaders (Round interrupted, continuing)

Danny Lee35-33-68Pat Perez35-33-68Cameron Beckman36-33-69Chesson Hadley37-32-69Will MacKenzie35-34-69Seung-Yul Noh33-36-69Stuart Appleby38-32-70Alex Aragon35-35-70Aaron Baddeley35-35-70Charlie Beljan37-33-70

HOCKEY

NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division

 WLOTSOPtsBoston501724106Montreal42264391Tampa Bay40243689Detroit33266880Toronto36304480Ottawa29297772Florida27392662Buffalo20454448

Metropolitan Division

 WLOTSOPtsPittsburgh46223297NY Rangers41292286Philadelphia38272583Columbus37294280Washington34273980New Jersey31285976Carolina32326373NY Islanders28355566

Western Conference Central Division

 WLOTSOPtsSt. Louis501643107Chicago42177899Colorado45213396Minnesota37264785Dallas34276579Nashville32313875Winnipeg32323673

Pacific Division

 WLOTSOPtsSan Jose471827103Anaheim471816101Los Angeles43252492Phoenix36267584Vancouver34303778Calgary30364367Edmonton25396359

Wednesday’s Results Vancouver 5, Minnesota 2 NY Rangers 3, Philadelphia 1

Anaheim 3, Calgary 2

Thursday’s Results Boston 3, Chicago 0

Phoenix 3, New Jersey 2, SO

Los Angeles 3, Pittsburgh 2

Montreal 5, Detroit 4

Tampa Bay 3, NY Islanders 2, SO

Carolina 3, Florida 0

St. Louis 5, Minnesota 1 Nashville 6, Buffalo 1

Vancouver at Colorado, night

Winnipeg at San Jose, night

Today’s Games Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.

Nashville at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

NY Rangers at Calgary, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. COLLEGE MEN NCAA Division I Tournament Midwest Regional At U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio Today’s Semifinals No. 2 Ferris State (28-10-3) vs. No. 3 Colgate (20-13-5), 3:30 p.m. (espn3.com)

No. 1 Wisconsin (24-10-2) vs. No. 4 North Dakota (23-13-3), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 5:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

East Regional At Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn. Today’s Semifinals No. 1 Union (28-6-4) vs. No. 4 Vermont (20-14-3), 1 p.m. (ESPNU)

No. 2 Quinnipiac (24-9-6) vs. No. 3 Providence (21-10-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

Northeast Regional At DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. Saturday’s Semifinals No. 1 Boston College (26-7-4) vs. No. 4 Denver (20-15-6), 3 p.m. (ESPNU)

No. 2 Massachusetts-Lowell (25-10-4) vs. No. 3 Minnesota State-Mankato (26-13-1), 6:30 p.m. (espn3.com)

Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. (ESPNU)

West Regional At Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Saturday’s Semifinals No. 1 Minnesota (25-6-6) vs. No. 4 Robert Morris (19-17-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

No. 2 Notre Dame (23-14-2) vs. No. 3 St. Cloud State (21-10-5), 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

JUNIORS SIJHL Playoffs Semifinals Best-of-7 Today’s Game Minnesota Iron Rangers at Thunder Bay North Stars, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Game Minnesota Iron Rangers at Thunder Bay North Stars, 7 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS

Baseball American League Baltimore Orioles - Assigned 2B Jeffrey Kemp, 3B Jason Esposito, SS Sammie Starr, and OF Gregory Lorenzo to the Baltimore Orioles. Optioned DH Henry Urrutia and RHP Steve Johnson to Norfolk (IL).

Cleveland Indians - Assigned RHP Louis Head to the Cleveland Indians. Optioned SS Justin Sellers to Columbus (IL).

Detroit Tigers - Assigned RHP Montreal Robertson to the Detroit Tigers.

Houston Astros - Announced SP Jack Armstrong Jr. has retired. Assigned C Ryan McCurdy and C Jobduan Morales to the Houston Astros. Claimed LF Alex Presley off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Designated LHP Raul Valdes for assignment. Released RHP Peter Moylan.

Kansas City Royals - Signed LHP Jonathon Keck to a minor league contract.

Los Angeles Angels - Assigned OF Andrew Ray to the Los Angeles Angels.

Minnesota Twins - Assigned 3B Nathan Hanson to the Minnesota Twins. Outrighted LHP Scott Diamond and RF Chris Parmelee to Rochester (IL). New York Yankees - Assigned RHP Radley Haddad to the New York Yankees.

Oakland Athletics - Assigned RHP Matt Buschmann to the Oakland Athletics.

Seattle Mariners - Designated LHP Bobby LaFromboise for assignment. Signed RHP Chris Young.

Tampa Bay Rays - Assigned SS Spencer Edwards, 1B John Alexander, C Geoffrey Rowan, and DH Jake DePew to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Texas Rangers - Assigned LHP Jimmy Reyes to the Texas Rangers.

Toronto Blue Jays - Assigned RHP Scott Gracey, LHP Chad Girodo, RHP Randy Boone, RHP Justin Jackson, OF Jonathan Jones, OF Brian Van Kirk, and RHP Wil Browning to the Toronto Blue Jays.

National League Arizona Diamondbacks - Assigned RF Aaron Cunningham to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Patrick Schuster returned to Arizona Diamondbacks from Kansas City Royals.

Atlanta Braves - Assigned 1B Cody Livesay to the Atlanta Braves. Assigned RHP Greg Ross, LHP Chasen Shreve, and 1B Seth Loman to the Atlanta Braves. Transferred RHP Kris Medlen from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.

Chicago Cubs - Assigned CF Matt Szczur to the Chicago Cubs. Released 2B Ryan Roberts.

Cincinnati Reds - Assigned OF Mike Wilson and LHP Fabian Williamson to the Cincinnati Reds.

Miami Marlins - Assigned 2B Ross Wilson, RHP Robert Morey, and RHP James Nygren to the Miami Marlins. Optioned CF Jake Marisnick and 2B Donovan Solano to New Orleans (PCL).

New York Mets - Assigned C Xorge Carrillo to the New York Mets. Selected the contract of LHP John Lannan from Las Vegas (PCL).

Philadelphia Phillies - Assigned RHP Manny Martinez to the Philadelphia Philles. Optioned RHP Jonathan Pettibone to Lehigh Valley (IL). Released RF Bobby Abreu.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Acquired CF Keon Broxton from the Diamondbacks for cash. Assigned OF Elvis Escobar, RHP Eduardo Figueroa, 3B Douglas Crumlich, C Deybi Garcia, OF Michael De La Cruz, and LHP Thomas Harlan to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis (IL).

San Diego Padres - Assigned OF Reynaldo Bruguera and RP Nick Mutz to the San Diego Padres.

San Francisco Giants - Assigned LHP Josh Osich to the San Francisco Giants.

St. Louis Cardinals - Assigned RHP Aidan Lucas, C Adam Ehrlich, SS Matt Williams, and LF Chris Swauger to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Washington Nationals - Optioned C Sandy Leon to Harrisburg (EL). Optioned LF Jeff Kobernus to Syracuse (IL). Signed 1B Kevin Frandsen to a one-year, $900,000 contract. Transferred SP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.

Football National Football League Cincinnati Bengals - Signed DT Domata Peko to a two-year contract extension through 2016.

Detroit Lions - Signed S James Ihedigbo to a two-year, $3.15 million contract.

Miami Dolphins - Signed RB Knowshon Moreno to a one-year contract.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed G Vladimir Ducasse to a one-year contract. New York Giants - Signed WR Louis Murphy to a one-year contract.

Tennessee Titans - Re-signed CB E.J. Biggers to a one-year contract. Re-signed RB Leon Washington. Signed LB Shaun Phillips to a two-year, $6 million contract.

Washington Redskins - Signed LB Brian Orakpo to a one-year, $11.455 million franchise tender.

Basketball National Basketball Association Golden State Warriors - Demoted assistant coach Brian Scalabrine to the Santa Cruz Warriors.

NCAA Basketball Ball St. - G Quinten Payne and G Mark Alstork has been granted permission to transfer from program.

Manhattan - Placed coach Steve Masiello on leave.

NC-Wilmington - Named Kevin Keatts men’s basketball head coach.

Syracuse - Announced G Tyler Ennis will enter the NBA draft.

Hockey National Hockey League Buffalo Sabres - Recalled D Rasmus Ristolainen and LW Johan Larsson from Rochester (AHL).

Columbus Blue Jackets - Assigned G Mike McKenna to Springfield (AHL).

Dallas Stars - Signed C Justin Dowling to a two-year, two-way contract. Signed C Alexander Guptill to an entry-level contract.

Montreal Canadiens - Signed D Mac Bennett to a two-year, two-way contract.

New York Islanders - Recalled LW John Persson from Bridgeport (AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Activated RW Beau Bennett from injured reserve.

San Jose Sharks - Recalled C Freddie Hamilton from Worcester (AHL).

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