DALLAS (AP) - The game between Dallas and the Columbus Blue Jackets was called off in the first period last night after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. 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.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 8-3 last night. Collin Cowgill's two-run homer off Trevor Bauer highlighted a three-run fifth inning for the Angels. 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.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - In men's college hoops, Number 5 seed Ohio beat 12th-seeded Ball State 76-64 last night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. Nick Kellogg scored 17 points. 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.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Eight-seeded Miami (Ohio) held off ninth-seeded Kent State in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament last night. Willie Moore scored 17 points. The Redhawks advance to play fifth-seeded Ohio in the second round when the tournament resumes tomorrow in Cleveland.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat Number 10 seed Bowling Green 54-51 last night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. Jordan Threloff split a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left in overtime for the games' final point. Jehvon Clarke's game-tying 3-point attempt was off the mark. Clarke had 15 points for BG. Northern Illinois plays Number 6 Eastern Michigan tomorrow in the second round.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Yu Darvish pitched five positive innings and Jurickson Profar homered as the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 yesterday. 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.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett is expected to miss at least three weeks with a strained left knee. The Number 1 overall pick in last year's draft 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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that 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 signing period opens today.
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