WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Bryant at Robert Morris, 7 p.m.
Saint Francis at Mount St. Mary's, 7 p.m.
Penguins beat Capitals as Fleury gets 5th shutout
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins, who swept the teams' home-and-series one night after beating the Capitals 3-2 in Washington. Pittsburgh has won three in a row and picked up at least a point in eight of its last 10 games.
The Penguins have also beaten their longtime rivals a franchise-record eight straight times.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots in his third start for Washington. Alexander Ovechkin was held without a point for the fourth consecutive game as the Capitals lost for the fourth time in their last five.
Jagr's 3rd-period goal lifts Devils over Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored the winning goal to snap a third-period tie and led the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Travis Zajac had the other goal for New Jersey (29-24-13), which won for the fifth in seven games to move within two points of the third-place Flyers in the tightly bunched Metropolitan Division.
Nicklas Grossman scored for the Flyers (33-25-7), who are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Philadelphia had a potential tying goal by Scott Hartnell disallowed by officials with 40.1 seconds remaining because it was determined that Hartnell pushed goalie Martin Brodeur into the net.
Marek Zidlicky set up Jagr for the decisive goal with a backhanded pass from behind the net. Jagr lifted it off goalie Steve Mason and just inside the near post from close range to put New Jersey ahead 2-1 with 12:18 left.
Teheran, bullpen lead Braves over Phillies 9-1
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - After the Braves learned Kris Medlen may have a serious elbow injury, Julio Teheran and five relievers combined on a two-hitter Tuesday in Atlanta's 9-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Atlanta said an MRI showed Medlen injured a ligament in his right elbow Sunday and that it is too early to determine the extent of the damage.
Teheran, who went 14-8 with a 3.20 ERA last season, struck out three in four perfect innings and has given up six hits in 13 scoreless innings this spring training. Closer Craig Kimbrel allowed a hit to Kevin Frandsen with two outs in the seventh after walking two batters.
Dan Uggla hit his second homer in two days and Todd Cunningham and Edward Salcedo also connected for Atlanta.
Phillies starter David Buchanan allowed a hit and a walk in three innings, leaving him with a 1.50 ERA.
Steelers cut veteran LB Woodley
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers released linebacker LaMarr Woodley on Tuesday, with a post-June 1 designation to save money under the salary cap.
By postponing the move until after June 1, the Steelers free up about $8 million in salary cap space in 2014. The money saved will likely go toward signing the team's selections in the NFL draft in May.
Woodley will, however, count $8.5 million against the team's cap number in 2015.
Selected by the Steelers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2007 draft out of Michigan, Woodley signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract in 2011, but has struggled to remain healthy. He missed at least three games in each of the last three seasons as hamstring and other lower body issues kept him sidelined for long stretches.
S Jenkins gets 3-year deal with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles and former New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins have agreed on a three-year contract.
The move was announced Tuesday shortly after veteran safety Patrick Chung was released. The Eagles also agreed to a three-year deal with punter Donnie Jones on the day NFL free agency began.
Jenkins started 63 games in five seasons with the Saints. He fills a major need for the NFC East champions.
The Eagles have had a revolving door at safety for a few years since former All-Pro Brian Dawkins left Philadelphia.
Jenkins had 48 tackles, 2 1-2 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 14 games last year.
Princeton finishes regular season, tops Penn 70-65
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - T.J. Bray scored 18 points as Princeton won its fifth-straight game, 70-65 over Penn on Tuesday in the final Ivy League game of the season.
Steven Cook had 14 points and Clay Wilson added 12 for Princeton (20-8). Cook and Wilson came off the bench as Princeton's reserves outscored Penn 31-6. The Tigers made 43 percent of their shots and went to the line 27 times, compared to 14 for Penn.
Princeton's lead was trimmed to 58-54 until Bray's basket and after a Miles Jackson-Cartwright free throw for Penn, Wilson hit a 3-pointer for a 63-55 lead.
Fran Dougherty led Pennsylvania (8-20) with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Darien Nelson-Henry added 18 points. Tony Hicks, Penn's leading scorer at 15.5 points, played just 3 minutes because of disciplinary reasons. He was ejected from Friday's game against Columbia.
NEC-MOUNT ST MARY'S-ROBERT MORRIS
Mount St. Mary's reaches NCAA tournament
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Rashad Whack scored 20 points and four of his teammates finished in double figures and Mount St. Mary's clinched an NCAA tournament berth with an 88-71 victory against Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference title game Tuesday night.
The fourth-seeded Mountaineers (16-16) built a 20-point first-half lead and never looked back, shooting 60.4 percent from the field to win their fourth conference title in school history and first since 2008.
Julian Norfleet scored 17; Taylor Danaher and Sam Prescott scored 15, and Will Miller added 11 for the Mountaineers, whose four NEC championship game victories all came on the road.
Robert Morris (21-13) never led and never pulled closer than 10 points of Mount St. Mary's in the second half. Robert Morris won both games between the teams during the regular season.
Penn women beat Princeton for Ivy League title
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Alyssa Baron scored 23 points and Sydney Stipanovich added 19 to lead Penn to an 80-64 win over rival Princeton on Tuesday night and give the Quakers the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
It's Penn's first title since the 2003-04 season and the Quakers ended the Tigers' stranglehold atop the conference. Princeton had won the previous four league championships.
Tuesday night's game marked only the second time in league history that the final game of the regular season decided the champion. The previous time came in 1995 when the championship came down to the final game between Harvard and Dartmouth.
The Ivy League is the only conference in the country that doesn't have a postseason tournament to decide its champion.
Kathleen Roche scored 17 points for Penn (22-6, 12-2 Ivy League).
Blake Dietrick had 14 points to lead Princeton (20-8, 11-3).
CAA commissioner: Baltimore fine for tourney
BALTIMORE (AP) - In searching for a home for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, Commissioner Tom Yeager had one overriding priority: location.
The league settled on committing to Baltimore for three years, and Yeager expressed no regret after the CAA wrapped up its first tournament in Charm City on Monday night.
It got off to a slow start.
CAA officials said attendance over the weekend was just over 19,000, and an announced crowd of 5,414 watched Delaware beat William & Mary in the championship.
Those numbers pale compared to the 47,833 that came to Richmond in 2012, but that might be because this tournament had three fewer teams.
Yeager remains optimistic.
He says, "It's going to take some time to build it, but there isn't any criticism that we have about anything."
Inaugural American tourney up for grabs in Memphis
(AP) - The inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament is shaping up to be everything Commissioner Mike Aresco could have wanted.
No other league has as many ranked teams as the American with five, and either No. 5 Louisville, No. 13 Cincinnati, No. 19 Memphis, No. 21 UConn or No. 25 SMU could walk away with the title Saturday night. The American also features two of the last three national champs in Louisville (2013) and UConn (2011).
They're playing in Memphis, not at Madison Square Garden in New York. That doesn't guarantee Memphis the easy path of the past few years. The Tigers play Thursday night against UConn, which swept them in the regular season.
Memphis coach Josh Pastner says the league is loaded and each team better play its best to win.
LEGENDS CLASSIC FIELD
Villanova, Michigan highlight 2014 Legends Classic
NEW YORK (AP) - Big East champion Villanova and Big Ten champion Michigan are in the 2014 Legends Classic.
VCU and Oregon also will be in the semifinals of the tournament to be played at Barclays Center on Nov. 24. The championship game will be Nov. 25.
Three of the teams are ranked in this week's poll: No. 3 Villanova, No. 8 Michigan and No. 23 VCU.
The four schools will host two regional round games from Nov. 16-20 before advancing to the semifinals. The remainder of the field and the matchups for the semifinals will be announced.
This will be the third year the championship rounds are played at Barclays Center. Pittsburgh beat Stanford 88-67 for the 2013 championship.
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