MONDAY, MARCH 10
Philadelphia at N.Y. Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m.
Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Big East Conference
At Allstate Arena
DePaul vs. Marquette, 6:30 p.m.
Mauer drives in a run as Twins-Phillies tie
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Joe Mauer drove in the game's first run with a first-inning single, and four Minnesota Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-1 tie Sunday.
Mauer, who also flied out twice, is batting .250 through five spring games after making the full-time switch to first base.
The Phillies fell to 2-8-1 this spring, among the worst records in the majors.
A two-base throwing error by Twins third baseman Brandon Waring opened the door for the Phillies to tie the game in the eighth inning against Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson.
Davis, Hardy homer in Orioles' 9-2 win over Bucs
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Chris Davis had a long home run and three RBIs, J.J. Hardy hit a three-run shot and Wei-Yin Chen pitched three shutout innings to help the Baltimore Orioles beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 9-2 on Sunday.
Davis has two homers and seven RBIs this spring for the Orioles, who improved to 8-2.
Baltimore scored 20 runs in two games Saturday against Boston and is averaging nearly eight runs per game.
In his second Grapefruit League start, Chen gave up one hit and struck out two.
Edinson Volquez started for the Pirates and gave up six runs on seven hits in 2 2-3 innings. In two starts, Volquez has allowed nine runs in five innings.
Andrew McCutchen and Tony Sanchez homered for Pittsburgh.
Clay Buchholz pitches Red Sox past Pirates 4-1
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings, Mike Carp hit a long homer and the Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 on Sunday.
Buchholz faced nine batters and got five outs on grounders. He walked one and struck out one.
Jackie Bradley Jr., trying to win the starting job in center field, gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the second by grounding a two-run single into right field.
In the third, Carp hit his second home run of the spring onto the boardwalk in right-center.
Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton worked the first three innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits.
Pittsburgh was hitless until the sixth, when Gregory Polanco led off with an infield single.
Agent confirms Mendenhall retiring from NFL
PHOENIX (AP) - Running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring from the NFL at the age of 26.
Agent Mike McCartney confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that Mendenhall had decided to end his playing career after six NFL seasons, all but one of them with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mendenhall, the Steelers' first-round draft pick and 23rd overall selection out of Illinois in 2008, gained 4,326 career yards, averaging 3.9 yards per carry.
After signing a free-agent contract with Arizona, he was hampered by a toe injury much of last season and was most effective down the stretch. Mendenhall finished with a team-high 687 yards in 217 carries.
Mendenhall had consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons for the Steelers in 2009 and 2010. A knee injury limited him to six games with Pittsburgh in 2012.
Hollins helps Minnesota beat Penn State 81-63
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Austin Hollins had 14 points and three steals in his last scheduled home game, a fitting senior spark for Minnesota in an 81-63 victory over Penn State on Sunday to set up a rematch between these teams in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
DeAndre Mathieu led the Golden Gophers (19-12, 8-10) with 16 points and six assists, Mo Walker scored 16 points on a career-best 8-for-10 free-throw shooting performance, and Minnesota locked up seventh place in coach Richard Pitino's first season.
D.J. Newbill had 15 of his 24 points in the second half for the Nittany Lions (15-16, 6-12), who tied for 10th in the conference standings with Northwestern and drew the higher seed because they beat the Wildcats earlier this week.
Minnesota and Penn State will play on Thursday in Indianapolis, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals to face Wisconsin.
LA SALLE-SAINT JOSEPH'S
La Salle knocks off St. Joseph's 71-63
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyreek Duren scored 27 points as La Salle knocked off St. Joseph's 71-63 on Sunday.
St. Joe's (21-9, 11-5 Atlantic 10) led early, but La Salle (15-15, 7-9) used a 10-4 run - six points from Duren - to tie at 20, then ran off another five straight points and led 33-23 at the break.
St. Joe's scored the first seven points of the second, including a 3-pointer by DeAndre Bembry, to cut its deficit to three. La Salle responded with a 9-0 run of its own to push the lead to 12.
The Hawks had one more run in them, cutting it to five after a 8-0 run with 10:21 left, but the Explorers managed to keep St. Joe's at arm's length down the stretch.
Jerrell Wright added 17 points and 12 boards for La Salle.
Langston Galloway led St. Joe's with 27 points.
Marquette women advance past Villanova; 56-53
CHICAGO (AP) - Katherine Plouffe scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and made a key block with 7 seconds left as fifth-seeded Marquette beat No. 4 seed Villanova 56-53 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament on Sunday.
Marquette avenged two regular season losses to Villanova - the second coming last Tuesday, 81-64. The Golden Eagles will play top-seeded DePaul on Monday in the semifinals.
Plouffe scored 13 of her 14 points in the second half for Marquette (21-9). She made 3 of 4 free throws, had two offensive rebounds and a defensive board in the final 1:06.
Two Plouffe free throws with 18 seconds left gave Marquette a 54-53 lead. Villanova's Caroline Coyer drove the lane but her go-ahead shot was blocked by Plouffe. Ashley Santos then made two free throws to seal it.
Devon Kane led Villanova (22-8) with 19 points and Coyer added 10.
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