BOYS HIGH BASKETBALL– NCC/AREA

Seton Catholic 72 Randolph Southern 53

 

INDIANA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1 Warren Central

2 Carmel

3 Center Grove

4 Floyd Central

5 Jeffersonville

6 Ben Davis

7 Cathedral

8 Valparaiso

9 South Bend Riley

10 Zionsville

 

3A

1 Culvert Academy

2 Mishawaka Marian

3 Greensburg

4 Indianapolis Attucks

5 Silver Creek

6 Evansville Bosse

7 Heritage Hills

8 Brebeuf

9 Evansville Memorial

10 Edgewood

 

2A

1 Westview

2 Andrean

3 Tipton

4 Covington

5 LaVille

6 Southwestern – Hanover

7 Shenandoah

8 Heritage Christian

9 Park Tudor

10 Linton – Stockton

 

1A

1 Fort Wayne Blackhawk

2 Barr – Reeve

3 Bloomfield

3 Lafayette Central Catholic

5 Oldenburg Academy

6 University

7 Morristown

8 Covenant Christian

9 Gary 21st Century

10 Washington Township

 

BOYS HS SWIMMING

Richmond 115 Connersville 70

 

HS GIRLS SWIMMING

Richmond 94 Connersville 91

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#2 Kansas 72 Wofford 47

#5 Michigan 62 Northwestern 60

#8 Auburn 67 North Carolina Asheville 41

#22 Mississippi State 90 McNeese State 77

#25 Furman 98 Elon 77

Indiana 64 Penn State 62

Oklahoma 85 Notre Dame 80

Cincinnati 78 Northern Kentucky 65

Dayton 98 Detroit 59

Central Michigan 100 Youngstown State 94 3OT

High Point 55 Valparaiso 53

Arkansas State 87 Evansville 77

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#1 Connecticut 98 St. Louis 42

#5 Louisville 102 Tennessee Martin 62

#21 Drake 91 Clarke 43

Wisconsin 67 Marshall 49

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Indiana 96 Chicago 90

Orlando 105 Miami 90

Dallas 111 Portland 102

Sacramento 122 Phoenix 105

Utah 139 San Antonio 105

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Florida 5 Boston 0

Winnipeg 3 NY Islanders 1

Pittsburgh 6 Colorado 3

Calgary 9 Columbus 6

Toronto 4 Buffalo 3

Montréal 5 Ottawa 2

Tampa Bay 6 Detroit 5

Minnesota 3 Vancouver 2

Vegas 5 Washington 3

Arizona 2 Los Angeles 1

 

TOP HEADLINES

Langford leads Indiana to 64-62 win over Penn State

Archie Miller was thankful his team could turn a sluggish start into an early, unbeaten advantage in the Big Ten.

Indiana’s coach knows wins don’t come easy in this league, especially for road teams that come out of the locker room flat like the Hoosiers did in their 64-62 win over Penn State on Tuesday night.

Romeo Langford scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and the Hoosiers overcame an early 9-0 deficit marred by turnovers, missed shots and missed rebounds to win their second in a row.

“When you’re on the road, you know you’re going to deal with, especially the first four to eight minutes, some type of punch,” Miller said. “We’re not doing a very good job of handling that right now. We’re soft coming out of the gates.”

Rob Phinisee and Al Durham added 12 points apiece, Juwan Morgan chipped in 10 points and Justin Smith grabbed nine rebounds for the Hoosiers (7-2, 2-0 Big Ten), who won their second in a row.

Rasir Bolton led Penn State (4-4, 0-2) with 17 points, Myles Dread had 12 points and Lamar Stevens added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Nittany Lions. Stevens had a final shot foiled by Phinisee, who ripped an inbounds pass away from him in the waning seconds before Smith recovered the ball to preserve the Hoosier’s win.

Penn State coach Pat Chambers lamented his team’s early missed chances and noted that the Nittany Lions, who have three, one-possession losses so far, are a “few points away from being 8-0.”

“We let them stay in the game,” Chambers said. “We should have had a commanding lead.”

Instead, the Hoosiers led 34-30 at halftime and opened the second with a 12-2 run to build a 14-point advantage just over five minutes in.

They maintained a comfortable lead for much of the half, and a jumper from Evan Fitzner made it 63-52 Indiana with 3:58 left.

But Bolton led a 10-1 run with nine points over that stretch in the final 3:14. His layup with 22 seconds left was the final basket.

The Hoosiers closed the early 9-0 gap with a 10-1 run fueled by back-to-back 3-pointers from Devonte Green. Langford gave Indiana its first lead of the game with a 3-point play that made it 13-0 just over midway through the half.

 

No. 5 Michigan holds off Northwestern for 62-60 win

Jordan Poole and Michigan finally faced some adversity Tuesday night.

Pushed right to the very end, they delivered.

Poole made two big plays in the last 2 1/2 minutes and Ignas Brazdeikis scored 13 of his 23 points in the second half to help the fifth-ranked Wolverines hold off Northwestern for a 62-60 victory.

“I feel like a game like this brings us even more together, more chemistry, more everything,” Brazdeikis said. “So this was really important for us.”

Michigan opened with eight straight wins by at least 17 points, including blowouts against Villanova, North Carolina and Purdue. Poole and company appeared headed for another runaway before the Wildcats challenged the Wolverines in the second half.

“I knew we were going to have to go through games like this if we were going to be good,” coach John Beilein said. “We survived it – I don’t know how – but we made just enough good plays down the stretch.”

Poole finished with 15 points as Michigan (9-0, 2-0 Big Ten) added to its best start since it opened the 2012-13 season with 16 straight victories. Zavier Simpson scored 10 points, and Jon Teske had eight points and 10 rebounds.

The game was tied at 58 when Poole fed Teske for a dunk with 2:30 left. After Ryan Taylor made a jumper for Northwestern, Poole drove inside for another dunk that made it 62-60 with 1:53 remaining.

“Being able to make shots late, it definitely gives us confidence if we’re ever in a situation like this again,” Poole said.

Michigan had a shot-clock violation with 14 seconds to go, giving Northwestern one last chance. Taylor was long on a desperation 3-pointer as time expired.

“We probably could’ve got a better shot,” Northwestern center Dererk Pardon said. “It was contested. We could’ve gotten a better one, but we’re still learning and moving forward.”

Pardon led the Wildcats (6-3, 0-2) with 20 points on 9-for-10 shooting. Vic Law shook off a slow start and finished with 19.

 

No. 2 Kansas surges in 2nd half vs. Wofford, loses Azubuike

Kansas endured yet another slow start – plus the loss of a player with NBA aspirations – before finally pulling away from a small-conference opponent.

Dedric Lawson had 20 points and eight rebounds, and the No. 2 Jayhawks ran off 27 consecutive points during the second half beat Wofford 72-47 on Tuesday night after center Udoka Azubuike left with a right ankle injury.

Azubuike went down after landing awkwardly on a block attempt and rolling his ankle midway through the first half. Coach Bill Self said X-rays came back negative, but the 7-footer will be out indefinitely.

“It’s probably going to be a while,” Self said.

The Jayhawks (7-0) came out slow, as they have many times this year, leading by just three at halftime. A second-half surge in which they outscored the Terriers 43-21 – including a 27-0 run – carried them to victory.

It wasn’t a laser-hot offensive performance that sparked the shift, as has often been the case with the Jayhawks under Self. Instead, it was a buckled-down defensive performance led by Marcus Garrett, who came in to play the four after Azubuike exited and Lawson shifted to the five.

“Player of the game, without question, was Marcus Garrett,” Self said. “Without question. The whole game changed when he started guarding their big. … Soon after he checked in is when we went on a run.”

That defense was pivotal to overcoming an unconventional, pedestrian performance offensively. In addition to Azubuike’s departure, leading scorer Lagerald Vick went scoreless, and Kansas shot just 13 percent from deep.

 

Turner’s double-double leads Pacers past Bulls 96-90

The Indiana Pacers aren’t picky or worried about style points.

With All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out for an eighth straight game with a sore right knee, the Pacers will take wins, no matter how they come.

Myles Turner matched his season high with 18 points and added 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Pacers defeated Chicago 96-90 on Tuesday night and spoiled the debut of new Bulls coach Jim Boylen.

“It was a pretty murky, muddy kind of game,” Turner said. “It wasn’t a pretty win, but wins are hard to come by in this league and we got it done.”

Darren Collison had 23 points and eight rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points and Tyreke Evans finished with 10 for Indiana.

Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Holiday, facing off against his brother, Indiana rookie Aaron Holiday, finished with 15 points. Chicago has lost seven straight games.

With the absence of Oladipo hard to ignore, the Pacers relied heavily on their five starters to carry the load. Four of Indiana’s five starters scored in double figures, combining for 71 of the Pacers’ 96 points.

“The fact that we’re able to hold down the fort without (Oladipo) is big,” Turner said. “We have a lot of guys who can go out there and make plays. There’s a lot of depth on this team and it’s good to not have to rely on one person.”

One of Indiana’s biggest contributions came from Domantis Sabonis off the bench, and could very well have been the difference, with Pacers’ starters working overtime to fill the void left by Oladipo’s nagging injury. Sabonis added nine points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits.

The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season.

The pain from headaches caused by an arachnoid cyst in his brain had grown worse this season. Off-the-field issues, including a three-game suspension for mismanagement of an assistant coach accused of domestic violence, had worn on him. And an ideal successor just happened to already be in place in the person of Ryan Day, his 39-year-old offensive coordinator.

On Tuesday, two days after the Buckeyes beat Northwestern to earn a second consecutive Big Ten championship, Meyer announced he was stepping down after the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 and likely would never coach again.

“The decision was a result of cumulative events,” Meyer said during a packed news conference. “And health number one. The fact that we have an elite coach on our staff. The fact that our program is very healthy. We’ve recruited very well. All played a significant role in this.”

Meyer is leaving at the top of his profession after three national championships in a career spanning three decades, the last seven years at Ohio State, where he has an 82-9 record.

He had shown obvious effects of being in pain on the sideline this season, leading to questions about his future. Meyer explained that the headaches became severe last season during Ohio State’s game at Penn State and have become a persistent problem this season.

Meyer said he believed he could no longer coach the way he has from the early days at Bowling Green to Utah, Florida and, finally, with the Buckeyes.

 

Maryland hires Alabama coordinator Mike Locksley as coach

Maryland hired Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley as its football coach Tuesday night, bringing home a familiar presence after the most tumultuous year in the program’s recent history.

Locksley will take over after a season defined by tragedy and turmoil. Offensive lineman Jordan McNair died in June of heatstroke he suffered during an offseason workout, and in the wake of his death came allegations of bullying and intimidation by coach DJ Durkin and one of his assistants.

Durkin spent more than two months on administrative leave while independent investigations were conducted into McNair’s death and the culture surrounding the team. The governing board for the state university system decided to reinstate Durkin on Oct. 30, a decision that prompted widespread outrage and protests by players. University president Wallace Loh fired Durkin the next day.

Matt Canada served as interim coach this fall and presided over a 5-7 season. He was credited with keeping the team together under difficult circumstances and he interviewed for the permanent job, but Maryland instead went with Locksley, who had two previous stops with the Terrapins.

Locksley, who won the Broyles Award on Tuesday as the nation’s top assistant coach, was Maryland’s running backs coach from 1997-2002, and later returned as the program’s offensive coordinator from 2012-15.

“I am thrilled to be returning home and to have the opportunity to lead the Maryland football program,” Locksley said in a statement. “This has always been a special place for me and my family, and I am honored to take on this role at the state’s flagship institution. Our goal is to create an atmosphere and environment focused on the total development of our student-athletes.”

Locksley spent the last three years at Alabama, including last season as co-offensive coordinator and this year as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator.

 

Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant headed to Missouri

Former Clemson starting quarterback Kelly Bryant says he’ll play his final season at Missouri.

Bryant released a video on social media that ended with a player in a Missouri uniform and fans chanting “M-I-Z” for its nickname “Mizzou.”

Bryant had visited several schools after he announced his transfer from Clemson because he was demoted as starting quarterback behind freshman Trevor Lawrence. Others he met with included Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and North Carolina.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Bryant helped Clemson win an Atlantic Coast Conference title and reach the College Football Playoff in 2017. He started the first four games for Clemson this season before Lawrence took the starting job. Bryant was 16-2 as Clemson’s starter. He threw for 3,263 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions the last two seasons.

 

Steelers RB James Conner out with sprained left ankle

The Pittsburgh Steelers will head to Oakland without running back James Conner.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Conner is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will not play when the AFC North leaders take on the last-place Raiders.

Conner, who is second in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (12) and fifth in yards rushing (909), suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of a 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The team initially believed Conner was dealing with a leg contusion, but said the injury turned out to be more serious than originally thought.

The Steelers (7-4-1) will turn to Stevan Ridley and rookie Jaylen Samuels when they face the Raiders. Ridley, an eight-year veteran, has 56 yards on 18 carries this season. Samuels, a fifth-round pick, has seen his playing time increase of late as the primary option of relieving Conner.

Samuels has 12 carries for 31 yards this season and has proven to be a capable receiver out of the backfield. Samuels has seven receptions for 54 yards, including a game-tying 10-yard catch-and-run late in the fourth quarter against the Chargers shortly after Conner went down.

“We’ve got a great deal of confidence in Ridley, got a great deal of confidence in Jaylen, particularly in Jaylen, who has been on the rise last couple weeks,” Tomlin said.

Tomlin said the team is planning on taking a committee approach to the running game while Conner is out, but didn’t rule out turning to one back. Pittsburgh addressed the depth issue presented by Conner’s injury by promoting Trey Edmunds from the practice squad. Edmunds’ younger brother, Terrell, is a rookie safety for Pittsburgh. Tomlin expected Trey Edmunds to be available for work on special teams.

 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team ‘discussed’ Kaepernick

The possibility of bringing in Colin Kaepernick for a tryout was “discussed” by the quarterback-needy Washington Redskins, according to coach Jay Gruden, who said Tuesday the team made a “strictly football” decision to look elsewhere.

“Isn’t it obvious what the real reason is?” Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance, hasn’t played since the 2016 season, when he began kneeling during the national anthem as a way to protest police brutality and social and racial injustice. He filed a grievance against the NFL last year, saying team owners colluded to keep him off rosters.

Gruden told reporters during a conference call that there would have been “a greater possibility” of considering Kaepernick for a roster spot if the Redskins were in need of a QB in Week 1 rather than at this stage of the season.

“Not a lot of time to really get a brand new quarterback and new system installed and taught in a couple of days of practice,” Gruden said. “So he’s been talked about and discussed, but we’ll probably go a different direction.”

Added Gruden: “You want to have somebody with a similar skillset to the quarterback you have. Not that Colin can’t do some of the things that I’m talking about, but somebody with a little bit of familiarity.”

Washington quarterback Colt McCoy had surgery Tuesday after fracturing his right fibula in a 28-13 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. McCoy had replaced Alex Smith as the starting quarterback after Smith broke his right leg in a game last month and was ruled out for the season.

Gruden said McCoy would not go on injured reserve immediately because there is a slight chance he might be able to return to action by Week 17.

 

76ers G Fultz out indefinitely with thoracic irritation

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely with thoracic outlet syndrome.

Fultz visited with several specialists to figure out what’s ailing him. The Sixers said the specialists have identified a compression or irritation in the area between the lower neck and upper chest. Physical therapy was recommended for Fultz before returning to play.

Fultz’s representatives informed the Sixers last month that the guard would be shut down until he had been examined by specialists.

Fultz was the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft. He played just 14 games last season because of a shoulder injury that appeared to affect his shooting mechanics and made him one of the more scrutinized players in the NBA. Fultz lost his starting spot in the rotation when the Sixers traded for Jimmy Butler. The 20-year-old Fultz is averaging 8.2 points, 3.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds and is shooting 42 percent from the field.

 

AP sources: Corbin, Nats agree on $140M, 6-year contract

Add Patrick Corbin to the All-Star starting staff the Washington Nationals have assembled.

A person familiar with the deal said the left-handed Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Nationals, pending a physical exam. Another person familiar with the terms said the contract is for $140 million.

The people confirmed the details of the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because nothing had been announced by the team.

Corbin’s contract would include $10 million in deferred money, one of the people said.

Corbin, who has played his entire major league career for the Arizona Diamondbacks, joins a rotation in Washington that already includes three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Corbin was an NL All-Star selection in 2013 and this year; Scherzer has been picked for each of the past six Midsummer Classics; Strasburg has made it three times.

The 29-year-old Corbin is coming off his best season in the majors, going 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA while pitching 200 innings for the second time in his career.

He finished fifth in voting for NL Cy Young honors; Scherzer was second as he came up just shy of a third consecutive prize.

Corbin was considered the top starter available in an elite free-agent class and became the first player among them to sign a big money, multiyear deal this offseason.

Still on the market is right fielder Bryce Harper, the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year and 2015 NL MVP for the Nationals. Washington made a late-season offer to Harper in a bid to keep him, but that was not accepted.

 

Schmidt scores twice to lift Vegas past Capitals 5-3

Vegas’ Nate Schmidt has acknowledged there are times that playing hockey isn’t fun, including losing to the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup finals.

The defenseman erased some of that pain on Tuesday night.

Schmidt scored twice in the final two minutes to lift the Golden Knights over the Capitals 5-3.

It was the first time Washington skated at T-Mobile Arena since winning and hoisting Stanley Cup in June.

“(Coach Gerard Gallant) really came in here in the second period, and hasn’t done it much, and challenged our group to go out and have a better third period,” Schmidt said. “And I think up and down our lineup our guys responded, and I think that’s the important part about tonight’s game.”

With the game tied 3-3, Schmidt burst through the neutral zone and beat goalie Braden Holtby with a tiebreaking wrist shot with 1:24 left for his first goal of the season. The former Capitals player added an empty-netter moments later.

“It was an emotional game, it was a big win and I like the way our team responded to a challenge,” Schmidt said. “That’s the reason you play hockey, is games like that. You had the lead changes, you had swings, you had them buzzing and we were going. It was just a great hockey game. Those are the types of things you want to be a part of. Over 82 games, you’ve got to find some things to get yourself up for, and that was one of them.”

Ryan Reaves, Pierre Edouard-Bellemare and Cody Eakin also scored for the Golden Knights, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves.

Jakub Vrana had two goals and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington. Holtby also stopped 23 shots.

 

NHL adds Seattle as league’s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck.

The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league’s 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City’s first major winter sports team since the NBA’s SuperSonics left town in 2008.

“Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “Expanding to Seattle makes the National Hockey League more balanced, even more whole and even more vibrant. A team in Seattle evens the number of teams in our two conferences, brings our geographic footprint into greater equilibrium and creates instant new rivalries out west, particularly between Seattle and Vancouver.”

The announcement came a few moments after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan let the news slip at a watch party in Seattle, prompting cheers: “I got a call from a mole in the room and it was a unanimous vote. We’re getting hockey.”

The decision was widely expected after the Seattle Hockey Partners group impressed the board’s executive committee in October with a plan that had all the ingredients the NHL was looking for. Strong ownership led by billionaire David Bonderman and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a downtown arena in a sports-crazed city and a season-ticket drive that drummed up 10,000 orders in 12 minutes all cleared the way for the NHL to add another team less than three years after approving a franchise in Las Vegas.

Seattle Hockey President and CEO Tod Leiweke joked that he’d have to throw out some Seattle 2020 business cards because of the pushed-back timing. But all sides agreed 2021 was the best time to start.

“They’ve always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right,” Bruckheimer said. “We wanted to bring it to 2020-21 because we want to get going right away, but it’s not fair to the fans or to the players to not have a 100 percent finished arena when we start.”

 

WOMEN’S SOCCER: IU EAST SENIORS EARN NAIA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE HONORS

RICHMOND, Ind. – Amanda Nicholson and Ariel Miller represented the Indiana

University East women’s soccer program on the national Daktronics-NAIA

Scholar-Athlete list announced during the recent national tournament.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information

director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a

4.0 scale, must have achieved a junior academic status and must be in at least their

third semester at the institution.

Nicholson and Miller were among 732 players on the Scholar-Athlete lists.

Nicholson, a senior from McKinleyville, Calif., is a business administration major

with a sports marketing and management minor.

Miller, a senior from Brooklyn, Mich., is a psychology major with a neuroscience minor.

IU East recently completed the program’s second NAIA season. The Red Wolves finished

12-4-4 and reached the championship match of the River States Conference tournament.

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Toronto 20 5 .800 10-3 10-2 3-1 12-3 8-2 1 L
Philadelphia 17 8 .680 3.0 13-1 4-7 2-3 12-7 8-2 4 W
Boston 13 10 .565 6.0 6-3 7-7 3-2 9-5 6-4 3 W
Brooklyn 8 17 .320 12.0 3-9 5-8 2-2 6-7 2-8 7 L
New York 8 17 .320 12.0 4-7 4-10 2-4 5-13 4-6 1 L
Central Divison
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 15 7 .682 11-2 4-5 3-0 8-3 6-4 1 L
Detroit 13 8 .619 1.5 9-4 4-4 4-0 10-6 7-3 1 L
Indiana 14 10 .583 2.0 7-4 7-6 3-1 9-3 6-4 1 W
Cleveland 5 18 .217 10.5 3-8 2-10 0-4 4-12 3-7 1 W
Chicago 5 20 .200 11.5 3-9 2-11 1-6 4-11 1-9 7 L
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Orlando 12 12 .500 6-6 6-6 3-2 8-6 6-4 2 W
Charlotte 11 12 .478 0.5 8-5 3-7 5-1 11-8 4-6 2 L
Washington 10 14 .417 2.0 7-5 3-9 2-2 6-6 5-5 2 W
Miami 9 14 .391 2.5 5-9 4-5 1-7 5-12 4-6 1 L
Atlanta 5 19 .208 7.0 3-8 2-11 3-2 4-11 2-8 3 L
Western Conference
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Denver 16 7 .696 9-3 7-4 4-0 10-4 7-3 6 W
Oklahoma City 15 7 .682 0.5 9-3 6-4 0-1 7-6 8-2 3 W
Portland 13 11 .542 3.5 8-4 5-7 1-2 6-8 3-7 3 L
Minnesota 12 12 .500 4.5 10-4 2-8 2-2 6-9 7-3 1 W
Utah 12 13 .480 5.0 3-6 9-7 0-2 8-8 5-5 1 W
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Clippers 16 7 .696 9-1 7-6 3-0 11-5 8-2 1 W
Golden State 16 9 .640 1.0 11-2 5-7 2-1 8-6 4-6 1 W
LA Lakers 14 9 .609 2.0 9-4 5-5 3-0 10-6 7-3 3 W
Sacramento 12 11 .522 4.0 6-5 6-6 1-3 7-9 5-5 2 W
Phoenix 4 20 .167 12.5 3-9 1-11 0-5 3-12 1-9 6 L
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Memphis 13 9 .591 7-3 6-6 2-0 8-5 6-4 1 L
Dallas 12 10 .545 1.0 10-2 2-8 1-2 7-7 8-2 2 W
New Orleans 12 13 .480 2.5 9-3 3-10 2-1 6-8 4-6 1 L
Houston 11 12 .478 2.5 5-5 6-7 1-3 5-9 5-5 1 L
San Antonio 11 13 .458 3.0 7-4 4-9 3-3 9-9 4-6 1 L

 

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
9 3 0 .750 0.0 331 259 6-0-0 3-3-0 6-2-0 3-0-0 2 W
6 6 0 .500 3.0 244 300 5-1-0 1-5-0 5-4-0 3-1-0 1 W
4 8 0 .333 5.0 178 293 2-3-0 2-5-0 3-6-0 1-2-0 1 L
3 9 0 .250 6.0 243 307 2-4-0 1-5-0 2-7-0 0-4-0 6 L
West Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
10 2 0 .833 0.0 444 327 5-0-0 5-2-0 8-1-0 4-0-0 1 W
9 3 0 .750 1.0 340 249 4-2-0 5-1-0 6-2-0 2-2-0 2 W
6 6 0 .500 4.0 276 262 3-3-0 3-3-0 4-5-0 2-2-0 3 W
2 10 0 .167 8.0 220 367 1-5-0 1-5-0 1-7-0 0-4-0 2 L
North Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 4 1 .625 0.0 346 282 3-3-0 4-1-1 4-4-1 3-1-1 2 L
7 5 0 .583 0.5 297 214 4-2-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 2-3-0 3 W
5 7 0 .417 2.5 286 371 3-4-0 2-3-0 3-5-0 1-3-0 4 L
4 7 1 .375 3.0 266 312 3-2-1 1-5-0 3-5-1 2-1-1 1 L
South Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
9 3 0 .750 0.0 302 235 5-1-0 4-2-0 7-2-0 3-1-0 9 W
6 6 0 .500 3.0 325 279 4-2-0 2-4-0 5-5-0 2-2-0 1 L
6 6 0 .500 3.0 221 245 4-1-0 2-5-0 4-6-0 2-2-0 1 W
4 8 0 .333 5.0 203 243 3-4-0 1-4-0 3-6-0 1-3-0 1 W
National Football Conference
East Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 5 0 .583 0.0 247 223 5-1-0 2-4-0 6-3-0 3-1-0 4 W
6 6 0 .500 1.0 258 266 4-3-0 2-3-0 4-5-0 3-1-0 2 W
6 6 0 .500 1.0 233 257 3-3-0 3-3-0 6-4-0 2-2-0 3 L
4 8 0 .333 3.0 267 315 2-4-0 2-4-0 3-7-0 0-4-0 1 W
West Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
11 1 0 .917 0.0 419 298 6-0-0 5-1-0 7-1-0 4-0-0 3 W
7 5 0 .583 4.0 319 259 3-2-0 4-3-0 6-3-0 2-2-0 3 W
3 9 0 .250 8.0 175 310 1-5-0 2-4-0 3-5-0 2-2-0 1 W
2 10 0 .167 9.0 255 336 2-3-0 0-7-0 1-8-0 0-4-0 3 L
North Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
8 4 0 .667 0.0 344 241 5-1-0 3-3-0 6-2-0 3-1-0 1 L
6 5 1 .542 1.5 275 270 4-2-0 2-3-1 5-3-1 2-1-1 1 L
4 7 1 .375 3.5 281 287 4-1-1 0-6-0 2-6-1 1-2-1 3 L
4 8 0 .333 4.0 254 316 3-4-0 1-4-0 2-7-0 1-3-0 2 L
South Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
10 2 0 .833 0.0 419 269 5-1-0 5-1-0 7-2-0 2-1-0 1 L
6 6 0 .500 4.0 304 306 5-1-0 1-5-0 4-5-0 1-2-0 4 L
5 7 0 .417 5.0 318 355 4-2-0 1-5-0 4-5-0 2-2-0 2 W
4 8 0 .333 6.0 296 333 3-4-0 1-4-0 4-4-0 2-2-0 4 L

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Tampa Bay Lightning 29 21 7 1 43 19 114 85 11-4-0 10-3-1 8-2-0
Washington Capitals 27 15 9 3 33 14 98 88 8-4-2 7-5-1 7-3-0
Toronto Maple Leafs 28 20 8 0 40 20 102 73 9-5-0 11-3-0 8-2-0
Buffalo Sabres 29 17 8 4 38 14 89 82 9-2-2 8-6-2 6-2-2
Columbus Blue Jackets 27 15 10 2 32 15 96 92 7-5-1 8-5-1 6-4-0
New York Islanders 26 13 10 3 29 12 77 75 7-4-2 6-6-1 5-4-1
Boston Bruins 27 14 9 4 32 13 71 69 9-3-0 5-6-4 4-4-2
Montreal Canadiens 28 13 10 5 31 11 88 90 8-6-2 5-4-3 4-4-2

New York Rangers 28 13 12 3 29 9 80 88 10-4-1 3-8-2 4-5-1
10 Carolina Hurricanes 26 12 10 4 28 11 66 71 7-4-3 5-6-1 5-3-2
11 Detroit Red Wings 28 12 12 4 28 10 81 93 7-6-3 5-6-1 4-4-2
12 Pittsburgh Penguins 26 11 10 5 27 11 89 87 6-6-2 5-4-3 4-4-2
13 Florida Panthers 26 11 10 5 27 10 87 91 6-4-3 5-6-2 4-4-2
14 Ottawa Senators 28 12 13 3 27 12 100 114 9-4-2 3-9-1 5-5-0
15 Philadelphia Flyers 25 11 12 2 24 10 76 88 5-7-1 6-5-1 4-5-1
16 New Jersey Devils 26 9 12 5 23 9 75 91 7-2-4 2-10-1 2-4-4
Western Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Nashville Predators 28 19 8 1 39 19 90 67 11-5-0 8-3-1 6-4-0
Calgary Flames 28 17 9 2 36 17 100 82 8-3-2 9-6-0 7-2-1
Colorado Avalanche 28 16 7 5 37 16 102 79 6-2-3 10-5-2 7-1-2
Winnipeg Jets 27 17 8 2 36 16 94 78 9-3-2 8-5-0 6-3-1
Anaheim Ducks 29 14 10 5 33 12 70 83 7-3-5 7-7-0 6-2-2
San Jose Sharks 28 13 10 5 31 13 85 89 8-3-2 5-7-3 4-4-2
Dallas Stars 28 15 10 3 33 15 78 72 9-3-1 6-7-2 6-3-1
Minnesota Wild 27 15 10 2 32 15 86 78 8-4-2 7-6-0 4-6-0

Vegas Golden Knights 29 15 13 1 31 14 87 81 8-3-1 7-10-0 7-3-0
10 Arizona Coyotes 26 13 11 2 28 12 68 67 6-6-1 7-5-1 5-4-1
11 Edmonton Oilers 27 13 12 2 28 13 71 83 7-4-1 6-8-1 5-4-1
12 Vancouver Canucks 30 11 16 3 25 10 84 105 5-7-1 6-9-2 1-8-1
13 Chicago Blackhawks 28 9 14 5 23 9 77 104 5-5-3 4-9-2 3-6-1
14 St. Louis Blues 25 9 13 3 21 9 74 85 6-7-1 3-6-2 3-7-0
15 Los Angeles Kings 28 10 17 1 21 9 59 84 6-9-1 4-8-0 4-6-0

 

SPORTS EXTRA

NEW YORK TIMES-THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

DETROIT (AP) [Saturday] -Dapper Willie Mosconi returned today to the world pocket billiard championship after a year’s absence, and Monday morning, bright and early, he’ll return to his war job at Jackson, Mich. Helped immensely by the defending champion, Irving Crane of Livonia, N.Y., Mosconi clinched the title this afternoon on the combination of his 125-to-32 victory over Edwin Rudolph of Chardon, Ohio, and Crane’s dramatic 125-to-98 triumph over second-place Andrew Ponzi of Philadelphia. Both matches went 15 innings.

The victory was Mosconi’s eighth in nine matches, while the defeat left Ponzi with six victories and three setbacks. The other four contenders had been eliminated in the previous five days of the tournament. By winning, Mosconi pocketed $1,500 in war bonds and hauled off the championship trophy to show the boys on the job.

Mosconi, the 29-year-old former Philadelphian who contributed most of the long runs of the tournament, beat Ponzi, 125 to 0, in his opening match Monday, then clustered five victories before Jimmy Caras of Philadelphia beat him. But the champion came back to beat Crane, the veteran Ralph Greenleaf of New York and Rudolph in order. Mosconi rolled up an unfinished run of 71 to whip Rudolph and clinch at least a tie for the title and then sat back to watch Ponzi lose. Crane seized an early lead, but in his final turn at the table Ponzi clustered 43 shots before Crane closed out the match.

Mosconi made his tournament record nine out of ten by defeating Ponzi, 125 to 17, in seven innings, in his final match tonight. In another match, Caras gained his fourth victory in ten starts by downing Rudolph, 125 to 76, in eight frames. In the final match of the tournament, Crane defeated Greenleaf, 125 to 17, in four innings. The victory lifted Crane into third place in the final standing, while Greenleaf, by virtue of having scored more points than Rudolph, took fifth.

Willie Mosconi dominated pocket billiards, or pool, through the 1950’s, winning 15 world championships between 1941 and ’57. He learned the game as a teenager on the cusp of the Great Depression. In a 1954 exhibition match he sank 526 straight balls-a record that still stands.