AP Tuesday Sports Roundup
Bosh has another blood clot scare
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is dealing with a blood-clot scare for the second straight year.
A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night that Bosh will spend the next few days reviewing medical options. The person added that no determination will be made about his playing status until he goes through more tests and evaluation.
Bosh pulled out of the All-Star Game and the 3-point contest because of what he and the Heat described as a calf strain. He was shut down at the All-Star break last season because a blood clot had found its way to one of his lungs.
Bosh is averaging a team-high 19 points a game this season.
TOP 25 MEN'S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
Jayhawks hammer Cowboys...Cavs thump Wolfpack
UNDATED (AP) — The second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks are 22-4 after avenging last-month's surprising loss to Oklahoma State.
Wayne Selden Jr. dropped in 18 points and Landen Lucas added 14 and 10 rebounds in the Jayhawks' 94-67 blowout over the Cowboys. Perry Ellis had 15 points for Kansas, which closed the first half on a 30-9 spurt and ended the game on a 32-11 run.
The Cowboys trailed by just seven with about 11 minutes remaining before falling to 3-10 in the Big 12.
In the other top-25 men's basketball final:
— Seventh-ranked Virginia ran its home winning streak to 18 games by dominating the second half of a 73-53 win against North Carolina State. The game was tied at 31 until the Cavaliers opened the second half on a 13-2 run. Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 points and London Perrantes added 18 while the duo led the Cavaliers' long-range shooting, combining to go 9-for-15 from beyond the arc.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TOP 25 POLL
Villanova still on top, but plenty of shifting in the AP poll
UNDATED (AP) — Villanova stays No. 1 in this week's The Associated Press college basketball poll, but there is plenty of movement in this week's rankings.
The Wildcats were a perfect 2-0 in their first week as No. 1 in school history. That earned 22-3 Villanova 44 first place votes.
Eighteen of the teams in last week's top 25 suffered defeats, and coincidently 18 teams either changed positions or are new to the poll this week.
Kansas moves up 4 spots to No. 2, getting 21 first place votes. Oklahoma and Iowa stay at 3 and 4, and North Carolina is fifth, up from ninth.
The next five are Maryland, Virginia, Michigan State and Xavier tied for eighth and West Virginia.
New to the poll are Notre Dame at 19, Duke at 20 and Indiana at 22.
Star freshman center suspended 1 game
UNDATED (AP) — Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone has been suspended for Thursday's game against Minnesota by coach Mark Turgeon for his behavior Saturday against Wisconsin. After Stone and Wisconsin's Vitto Brown went to the floor underneath the basket, Stone pushed Brown's face onto the court after they became untangled. Stone received a dead ball technical foul on the play, and Turgeon issued an apology to Brown and Wisconsin coach Greg Gard that called Stone's conduct a poor representation of the standards set at Maryland.
In other men's basketball news:
— Louisville says that 7-foot sophomore pivotman Anas Mahmoud will miss the remainder of this season with a sprained right ankle suffered during Monday's practice. The estimated three to six weeks of recovery will keep the Egyptian native out of the No. 18 Cardinals' final six games. Mahmoud has 29 blocks this season and is averaging 3.2 points and three rebounds.
— Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan says he has suspended star freshman Corey Sanders from basketball activities for two weeks for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Sanders will miss Rutgers' next four games. He is the leading freshman scorer in the Big Ten at 16.2 points a game.
WOMEN'S TOP 25-POLL
Connecticut holds on to top spot
UNDATED (AP) — UConn remains the top-ranked team in the country in this week's Associated Press women's college basketball poll. The Huskies ran their winning streak to 61 games last week, which included a win over then No. 2 South Carolina.
The Gamecocks fell to third this week, behind Notre Dame. Baylor and Ohio State round out the top five.
Hawks, Stars still tied after wins
UNDATED (AP) — The NHL's Western Conference still remains a dead heat, with the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars tied at 79 points apiece. The Hawks ended a three-game losing streak with a laugher against Toronto, while the Stars needed over 60 minutes to knock off Nashville.
NHL scoring leader Patrick Kane collected a goal and three assists while the Blackhawks were building a 7-0 lead in a 7-2 pounding of Toronto. Kane has 82 points, 18 more than league runner-up Jamie Benn of Dallas.
Andrew Shaw scored once and set up two tallies, while Duncan Keith had three assists. Scott Darling handled 35 shots and blanked the Maple Leafs until Mark Arcobello scored with 8:54 remaining.
In Nashville, Mattias Janmark scored 3:49 into overtime to give the Stars a 3-2 win over the Predators. Janmark also had an assist for the Stars, who took a 2-1 lead when Cody Eakin and Ales Hemsky scored 1:17 apart in the second period. Filip Forsberg's second-period goal allowed the Predators to salvage a point and climb into a tie with Colorado for the last two Western Conference playoff berths.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
— Florida now leads the Atlantic Division by five points over Detroit after Nick Bjugstad (BYOOG'-stad) and Jussi Jokinen scored shootout goals in a 2-1 triumph over Pittsburgh. Bjugstad also tallied in regulation and Al Montoya blanked the Penguins until Chris Kunitz tied the game with 3:19 left in regulation. Jaromir Jagr was held without a point while playing almost 21 minutes on his 44th birthday.
— Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome each had a goal and an assist as the New York Islanders picked up their fourth straight home win, downing the Red Wings 4-1. The game was scoreless until Nelson, Josh Bailey and Marek Zidlicky scored during a 7:39 span of the second period. Thomas Greiss handled 28 shots to help the Isles slide back into third place in the Metropolitan Division, four points behind the Rangers.
— The Anaheim Ducks are 11-2-1 in their last 14 games after they scored three power-play goals and turned a 3-2 deficit into a 6-4 win over the Flames. Anaheim trailed until Corey Perry and Sami Vatanen tallied 65 seconds apart early in the second period. Mike Santorelli scored twice and Perry finished with a goal and an assist as the Ducks took over second place in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of San Jose and five behind Los Angeles.
— Minnesota ended an eight-game losing streak by winning their first game under coach John Torchetti, beating the Canucks 5-2 in Vancouver. Jared Spurgeon put the Wild ahead to stay and added an assist in just their second victory in 15 games. Zach Parise, Justin Fontaine and Charlie Coyle also scored as the Wild dealt the Canucks their fifth straight home loss.
— Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Martin Hanzal each had a goal and two assists in Arizona's 6-2 romp over Montreal. Anthony Duclair added a goal and an assist as the Coyotes won for just the second time in their last eight games. The Canadiens have dropped two straight since a three-game winning streak.
Arizona banker becomes Coyotes' backup netminder
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nathan Schoenfeld enjoyed a Walter Mitty moment in the NHL.
Schoenfeld was the Arizona Coyotes' backup netminder for Monday's game against Montreal after No. 2 goalie Anders Lindback suffered an injury prior to warmups. Schoenfeld is the team's designated emergency goaltender and the son of former NHL player and coach Jim Schoenfeld. He played club hockey at Arizona State, but has never participated in organized hockey since college. Schoenfeld currently is a banking officer in Scottsdale, according to his LinkedIn page.
The NHL instituted a new rule requiring every team to have a goalie who lives in the area and can dress in case of an injury emergency.
Louis Domingue started for the Coyotes.
Lightning: No Stamkos trade before deadline
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning say they have no intention of trading Steven Stamkos before this month's trade deadline, ending speculation that the NHL's defending Eastern Conference champions might abandon hopes of signing Stamkos to a long-term contract extension.
The two-time NHL goal-scoring leader is in the final year of a deal that pays him about $5.5 million this season. Stamkos is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman says the organization is focused on trying to make the playoffs. He said talks on a new contract will continue and remain private.
GOLF-PRIME TIME MATCH
Golf under the lights
UNDATED (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live and under the lights.
A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Quicken Loans is finalizing details for a match involving Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler in a celebrity pro-am format. The match would be at the Detroit Golf Club on June 7, the Tuesday before U.S. Open week begins at Oakmont outside of Pittsburgh.
The celebrities and the actual format have yet to be determined.
Salman's credentials questioned as Platini appeals suspension
UNDATED (AP) — Sheikh Salman's credentials to run FIFA are being questioned by English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke ahead of next week's election.
The Asian Football Confederation president is a leading candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter but remains under scrutiny over his role in Bahrain's Arab Spring uprising in 2011. Dyke says there were violations of human rights involving sportsmen and soccer players during that time, and wonders whether Sheikh Salman was involved.
Meanwhile, suspended UEFA President Michel Platini spent eight hours in an appeal case, fighting his eight-year ban from FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by president Sepp Blatter.
FIFA's ethics committee found Platini guilty of accepting gifts, conflicts of interest and breaching loyalty and general conduct rules. He was fined 80,000 Swiss francs, about 81,000 U.S. dollars.
Ethics judges said Platini was "not convincing" in arguing that a verbal contract entitled him to get uncontracted salary in 2011 for work as Blatter's presidential adviser from 1999-2002.
Shiffrin returns with a win
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin put together two perfect runs in her return from injury to win the women's World Cup slalom.
It was Shiffrin's first race since tearing a ligament in her right knee in December.
The Olympic and world slalom champion has won her last six slaloms stretching back to last season.