Stars' C Peverley collapses on bench during game
DALLAS (AP) - The game between Dallas and the Columbus Blue Jackets was called off in the first period after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
Play was halted 6:23 into the game Monday night as Peverley was carried from the bench. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to the hospital.
"They're shaken and they want to reschedule. We understand that," John Davidson, the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations, told Fox Sports Ohio. "They were shaken to the core."
There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Columbus was leading 1-0.
Peverley missed the start of the season because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical.
Angels rough up Bauer in win over Indians
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Collin Cowgill's two-run homer off Trevor Bauer highlighted a three-run fifth inning that carried the Los Angeles Angels over the Cleveland Indians 8-3 Monday.
Cowgill played in 50 games last season for the Angels after coming from the New York Mets in a midseason trade.
Grant Green, competing for a job as the Angels' utility infielder, had two hits.
The outing was a setback for Bauer, who is trying for the Indians' fifth spot in the rotation. He had allowed just two runs in five innings coming into the game.
Danny Salazar, who impressed the Indians late in the season, made his first start of the spring. He gave up one run on two hits and two runs in 1 2-3 innings.
Michael Bourn made a running catch of Green's long drive to straightaway center field with the bases loaded to save Salazar from being charged with more runs.
Darvish goes 5 innings as Reds beat Rangers
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Yu Darvish pitched five positive innings and Jurickson Profar homered as the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 Monday.
Darvish allowed two runs and five hits, striking out one without a walk. He yielded RBI doubles to Jay Bruce in the fourth and Ramon Santiago in the fifth.
Profar homered off Reds starter Homer Bailey in the third and ranks second in the Cactus League with 11 RBIs.
Bailey gave up two runs on three hits, while striking out five and walking none.
The Rangers seized the lead in the fifth on Elvis Andrus' two-out, two-run single.
Adam Rosales contributed a two-run single in the Rangers' four-run fourth off Curtis Patch.
Cavs' Bennett out 3 weeks with knee injury
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett is expected to miss at least three weeks with a strained left knee.
The No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, Bennett underwent an MRI on Sunday that showed an injury to his left patellar tendon. Bennett played eight minutes in Saturday's home loss to the New York Knicks.
The Cavs will likely take a cautious approach with Bennett, and it's possible he could be done for the year.
His injury is the latest setback in what has been a disappointing first season for Bennett, averaging only 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13 minutes per game.
Also, Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was sick and missed practice Monday.
Running out of time to make the playoffs, the Cavs open a three-game road trip on Wednesday in Phoenix.
Red Wings recall Emmerton from AHL
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have recalled center Cory Emmerton from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.
The 25-year-old Emmerton has appeared in 43 games with the Griffins this season, scoring 14 goals with 21 assists. He has two assists in 11 games for the Red Wings.
Emmerton has played in 132 NHL games since 2010-11, scoring 12 goals with nine assists.
The Red Wings play at Columbus on Tuesday night and host Edmonton on Friday.
AP Source: S Byrd drawing pre-free agency interest
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the discussions has told The Associated Press the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams have expressed interest in signing three-time Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd once the NFL's free agency period opens.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because talks have not been made public. The person revealed those three teams specifically as having contacted Byrd's representatives since the NFL allowed discussions with prospective free agents Saturday.
The signing period opens Tuesday.
Byrd is among the top defensive backs set to hit the market after a solid five-year stint with the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo chose not to apply its franchise tag and retain Byrd's rights for a second consecutive year.
Ohio moves past Ball State in MAC 1st round, 76-64
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Nick Kellogg scored 17 points as No. 5 seed Ohio beat 12th-seeded Ball State 76-64 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.
Ohio led by as many as 18 in the second half until Ball State cut it to 10 points with 4:24 left. Then Kellogg made a 3-pointer during a 7-0 run to put the game out of reach.
Javarez Willis had 15 for Ohio (22-10) and Travis Wilkins hit 4 of 5 3-pointers.
Ohio built a 38-26 advantage at halftime as the Bobcats made seven 3-pointers and hit 50 percent of its 26 field goals. Wilkins and Willis combined to make 8 of 11 shots, 6 of 8 3-pointers and had 11 points each.
Ball State (5-25) was paced by Zavier Turner with 14 points and Majok Majok had 13.
Ohio will play eighth-seeded Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday in the second round.
MAC--KENT ST-MIAMI (OHIO)
Moore, Miami (Ohio) trip Kent State 71-64 in MAC
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Willie Moore scored 17 points and eighth-seeded Miami (Ohio) held off ninth-seeded Kent State in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.
The Redhawks (13-17) advance to play fifth-seeded Ohio in the second round when the tournament resumes Wednesday in Cleveland.
The Golden Flashes (16-16) were within 63-61 after two Darren Goodson free throws at 1:58 but he only made one from the line in-between two Quinten Rollins baskets, giving Miami a 67-62 lead with 33 seconds to go. After Kris Brewer made two free throws for Kent State, the Redhawks iced it by making four in the final 25 seconds.
Will Sullivan and Rollins finished with 13 each for Miami, which went 24 of 31 from the foul line.
Brewer had 15 for Kent State, which was 14 of 17 from the line.
MAC-BOWLING GREEN-N ILLINOIS
N. Illinois sneaks by Bowling Green 54-51 in OT
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Threloff split a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left in overtime for the games' final point as seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat No. 10 seed Bowling Green 54-51 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.
Jehvon Clarke's game-tying 3-point attempt was off the mark.
Clarke's trey to end regulation was Bowling Green's only field goal in the final 4 minutes of the second half. Aaric Armstead made the first of two free throws with 25 seconds left to set up Clarke's make.
Threloff had 13 points and nine rebounds for Northern Illinios (15-16). Armstead finished with 12 points and had four of Northern Illinois' 17 steals.
Clarke had 15 points for Bowling Green (12-20) and Richaun Holmes and Cameron Black had 10 apiece. Holmes had 14 rebounds and Black added nine.
Northern Illinois plays No. 6 Eastern Michigan on Wednesday in the second round.
BIG TEN EXPERIENCE
Big Ten Experience touts athletic, academics
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - In a room on the ground floor of the conference's sparkling new headquarters, the Big Ten is putting the final touches on its version of Cooperstown or Canton.
Fans will be able to relive some of their favorite moments through a series of interactive exhibits at the Big Ten Experience touting the conference's successes on the field and away from it. The museum opens in the spring or summer, and Commissioner Jim Delany says it will allow "us to create a zone for capturing the past and telling our story."
It's a story that dates to January 11, 1895, when leaders from Purdue, the University of Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin gathered at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago to outline a blueprint for administering athletics.
BIG TEN HONORS
Michigan's Nik Stauskas Big Ten Player of Year
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Michigan's Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten's Player of the Year.
Stauskas led the Big Ten with 13 games of 20 or more points.
Wolverines' head coach John Beilein was named by the media Coach of the Year, while Tim Miles of Nebraska gained the honor from his peers.
Beilein led the Wolverines (23-7) to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986. Under Miles, Nebraska (19-11) earned the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
In other honors, Indiana's Noah Vonleh was named Freshman of the Year by coaches and media. Ohio State's Aaron Craft was named Defensive Player of the Year and Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes was voted the Sixth Man of the Year by coaches.
T25-WOMEN'S BKB POLL
UConn, Notre Dame still top 2 in AP women's poll
(AP) - Connecticut stays No. 1 in The Associated Press poll Monday after three victories this week.
UConn improved to 33-0 after routing Louisville, Cincinnati and Rutgers. The Huskies have won 39 games dating to last season, the third-longest streak in school history. Connecticut will play the No. 3 Cardinals on Monday night for the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament title.
Notre Dame remains No. 2 after finishing an undefeated regular season by winning the ACC tournament championship.
Tennessee and West Virginia move up to fourth and fifth. It's the Mountaineers' best ranking. They face No. 7 Baylor for the Big 12 title Monday night.
Stanford lost in the Pac-12 semifinals and drops to sixth. South Carolina, Duke and Kentucky round out the first 10. Bowling Green enters the poll at No. 25, the school's first ranking since 2009.
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