RED WINGS-BLUE JACKETS
Jenner, Dubinsky lift Jackets past Red Wings, 4-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Rookie Boone Jenner and veteran Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky had 39 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Nick Foligno and Derek MacKenzie also had goals and Nathan Horton had two assists for the Blue Jackets, who have won five of six.
Columbus was playing one night after its game at Dallas was postponed in the first period when the Stars' Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
The Blue Jackets and Red Wings came in to this game tied with 71 points in the East and battling for playoff position.
Danny DeKeyser scored for the Red Wings, who went to third-string goalie Petr Mrazek when Jimmy Howard couldn't play because of the flu. Mrazek stopped 33 shots.
Detroit has dropped four of five (1-3-1).
Masterson throws 4 no-hit innings in Indians win
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Cleveland's Justin Masterson threw four no-hit innings and Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first home run of spring training in the Indians' 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Arizona starter Trevor Cahill left the game after jamming his right knee covering first base on a groundout with two outs in the fifth inning. Cahill is scheduled to start the second of the Diamondbacks' two-game season-opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia on March 23.
After the game, to no one's surprise, manager Terry Francona said Masterson would be the Indians' opening-day starter.
Masterson faced the minimum 12 batters, thanks to three Cleveland double plays.
Cahill had a shaky outing, allowing five runs on nine hits in 4 2-3 innings, including Chisenhall's two-run homer in the fourth.
Posey drives in 4 runs to lead Giants over Reds
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey had a three-run homer off Tony Cingrani among his three hits, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Tuesday.
Posey added an RBI double and a single as the Giants overcame a three-run deficit.
The Reds scored three quick runs off Tim Hudson.
Todd Frazier doubled home two runs in the first. Billy Hamilton doubled home Skip Schumaker, who started in left field, giving the Reds the lead after two innings.
Hunter Pence started his second game after resting a sore shoulder. He tripled after Posey's home run.
Ehire Adrianza hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Cingrani, who allowed six runs after pitching seven scoreless innings, including the first two innings of this appearance.
Schumaker, who signed a two-year deal with the Reds in November, doubled and hit a solo home run off Hudson. He is hitting .550 this spring.
Free agent Whitner says he's with Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) - Free agent safety Donte Whitner says he's agreed to a contract with the Browns, who have also reportedly signed inside linebacker Karlos Dansby.
A two-time Pro Bowler with San Francisco and a Cleveland native, Whitner posted on his Twitter account "that I must now embark on my intended journey and become a Cleveland Brown. A place that's very dear to my heart!"
Whitner, 28, spent the past three seasons with the 49ers after five with Buffalo, which drafted him with No. 8 overall in 2006. According to reports, Whitner is getting a four-year, $28 million deal. He'll replace Pro Bowler T.J. Ward, who signed with Denver on Tuesday.
According to multiple reports, the Browns have agreed to terms on a four-year, $24 million deal with Dansby. He had 122 tackles, 6 1-2 sacks and four interceptions for Arizona last season. He'll replace departed veteran D'Qwell Jackson.
The Browns have made no announcements.
Bengals release C Cook, re-sign WR Tate
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals released center Kyle Cook, who started every game last season, and signed receiver Brandon Tate to a new contract on Tuesday.
Cook had been with the Bengals since 2007. He played in 73 games, starting 66. Offensive line coach Paul Alexander said the team hasn't decided who will start at center next season.
Tate would have become an unrestricted free agent if he didn't get a deal on Tuesday. His biggest impact has been on special teams during his three seasons with Cincinnati.
Tate is averaging 24.8 yards on kickoff returns, a franchise record. His average of 9.9 yards per punt return ranks second in team records. He is in position to set franchise records for punt and kickoff return yards next season.
Peverley's heart undergoing tests after collapse
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is undergoing testing to determine what triggered his collapse during a game.
General manager Jim Nill said Tuesday that Peverley is in stable condition and has been communicating with teammates and friends since he was hospitalized Monday night. The Stars' game against Columbus was postponed in the first period after Peverley went down on the bench, stunning the crowd and players.
Nill said doctors are focused on finding a long-term solution to Peverley's irregular heartbeat. The condition was diagnosed in training camp, and he underwent a procedure that sidelined him for the preseason and the season opener.
The 31-year-old Peverley also missed a game last week in Columbus because of the effects of the condition. He played in two games before Monday night.
Milwaukee beats Wright St 69-63 for Horizon title
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Senior forward Kyle Kelm had a double-double and Milwaukee's front line dominated, and the Panthers led the whole way during a 69-63 victory over Wright State on Tuesday night for the Horizon League tournament title.
Milwaukee (21-13) is back in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006, when the Panthers knocked off Oklahoma in the first round before losing to Florida. They're 3-3 all-time in the tournament.
Kelm had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Jordan Aaron scored 18 points as Milwaukee went 9 of 18 from beyond the arc against the league's top defense and had a 35-28 edge in rebounds.
Wright State (20-14) has a season-high six-game winning streak snapped. The Raiders were trying to get back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.
BOWLING GREEN-COACH FIRED
Bowling Green fires basketball coach Louis Orr
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Bowling Green State University has announced it will not renew the contract of seven-year men's basketball coach Louis Orr.
Athletic director D. Christopher Kingston announced the firing on Tuesday.
Orr was 101-121 in seven seasons, including a record of 54-60 in Mid-American Conference play. The Falcons lost at Northern Illinois 54-51 in overtime on Monday night to close out a 12-20 season.
After going 13-17 in his first season in 2007-08, he led the Falcons to a 19-14 mark the next year and was voted the MAC's coach of the year. His last three years, the team went 16-16, 13-19 and 12-20.
His teams never made the NCAA field, but did play in the NIT in 2009 and the CIT in 2012.
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.
Kilpatrick, Napier, Smith unanimous All-AAC picks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, UConn guard Shabazz Napier and Louisville guard Russ Smith all are unanimous selections for the 2014 American Athletic Conference's all-league team.
The American announced the team as voted on by coaches Tuesday.
Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell and SMU guard Nic Moore are the other members of the first-team.
The conference will announce the American's player of the year Wednesday with that award likely going to either Kilpatrick, Napier or Smith.
Kilpatrick is the league's leading scorer averaging 20.9 points a game as he helped Cincinnati win a share of the league's title. Napier is second in scoring and assists, while Smith helped Louisville go 26-5 and share the regular-season title with Cincinnati. All three are finalists for the Wooden Award.
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