FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Penn at Columbia, 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Columbia at Penn, 7 p.m.
George Washington vs. Saint Joseph's, at Richmond, Va., 2:30 p.m.
St. Bonaventure vs. La Salle, at Richmond, Va., 5 p.m.
Fordham vs. Duquesne, at Richmond, Va., 7:30 p.m.
Penn St. vs. Ohio St., at Indianapolis, Noon
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY:
Army at Robert Morris, 7:05 p.m.
Wisconsin at Penn State, 7 p.m.
Sharks rally past Penguins 5-3
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Thornton scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:39 left in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks overcome a two-goal deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Thursday night.
Justin Braun started the comeback with a goal late in the second and Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns scored tying goals earlier in the third for the Sharks, who have 10 wins and one tie in their last 11 home games against Pittsburgh. Burns added an empty-net goal and Antti Niemi made 19 saves for San Jose.
Olli Maatta scored two goals and Chris Kunitz also scored for the Penguins, who last won at the Shark Tank on Oct. 22, 1997. Jeff Zatkoff made 42 saves in his first appearance since beating Los Angeles on Jan. 30.
Jeter ends 0-for-10 slide as Yanks beat Phils 4-3
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Derek Jeter had two hits that ended an 0-for-10 slide at the start of spring training and Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Freddy Galvis in the New York Yankees' 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Jeter, limited to 17 games last season after breaking an ankle during the 2012 playoffs, grounded out in the first inning, then singled to left in the third and doubled to center in the fifth.
Tanaka, the Japanese star signed to a $155 million, seven-year contract, made his second spring-training appearance and second against the Phillies. Starting for the first time, he allowed two hits and one run in three innings, giving up Galvis' tying homer in the third.
"I felt that I wasn't at the top of my game going onto the mound today," Tanaka said through a translator. "Including the results and everything, I feel like I did OK."
Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick gave up one run and three hits in three-innings, including a home run by Ramon Flores leading off the third.
Phillies-Tigers game called off
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies has been canceled because of rain.
The announcement was made a few minutes after the scheduled start of Thursday's game, with wet weather making its way across Florida. There were some fans who had come to the ballpark, but the tarp remained on the field and there were puddles all around the warning track.
Detroit's Justin Verlander was scheduled to make his first start of spring training against Philadelphia's split squad.
Phillies P Hamels resting fatigued arm a week
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels says he won't throw off the mound for at least another week because of fatigue following his latest throwing session.
Hamels, the Phillies opening day starter in 2013, entered camp behind schedule because of biceps tendinitis that began in November. Hamels indicated he was healthy after arriving at camp last month.
But after throwing off the mound Saturday for the third time this spring, Hamels no longer feels so good. He says he threw 35 pitches, but to his body "it felt like a thousand."
Hamels was scheduled to face hitters for the first time in a live bullpen session on Thursday.
The 30-year-old Hamels went 8-14 with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts last season.
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Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates rained out
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays' spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday.
The game will not be made up.
Capitals recall Brown after acquiring him in trade
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chris Brown from Hershey of the AHL, two days after they acquired him in a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Capitals also re-assigned goaltender Philipp Grubauer to Hershey on Thursday.
Grubauer was recalled Wednesday after backup goalie Michal Neuvirth was shipped to the Buffalo Sabres for Jaroslav Halak. Grubauer played in relief in Wednesday night's 6-4 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
The 23-year-old Brown played in six games with the Coyotes this season.
AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return
(AP) - Two people familiar with the situation say Michael Vick and the Eagles haven't ruled out the quarterback returning to Philadelphia.
Vick will become a free agent next week, and the four-time Pro Bowl pick has made it clear he'll look for an opportunity to be a starter. One person says that if Vick doesn't find the right fit elsewhere, he would consider staying in Philadelphia.
Both people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because they're not discussing contract negotiations publicly.
Nick Foles replaced an injured Vick last year, led the Eagles to an NFC East title and was Pro Bowl MVP. Vick revived his career in Philadelphia, was the AP's 2010 Comeback Player of the Year and started in the Pro Bowl that season.
No. 6 Villanova takes Big East, 77-70 over Xavier
CINCINNATI (AP) - Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points and No. 6 Villanova clinched the outright Big East championship for the first time in 32 years by holding off undermanned Xavier 77-70 on Thursday night.
JayVaughn Pinkston added 15 points - eight in the last 3:20 - James Bell finished with 12 and Ryan Arcidiacono chipped in with 11 as the Wildcats (27-3, 15-2 Big East) extended their school record for regular-season wins with their fifth straight and 11th in their last 12 games.
The Wildcats went into the night with a 1 1-2 game lead over No. 13 Creighton in the Big East and two games remaining. The Bluejays have one game to play.
Villanova, which last won the title alone in 1981-82, is scheduled to wrap up its regular season Saturday at home against Georgetown.
Justin Martin had 20 points for Xavier (20-11, 10-8) while Semaj Christon added 18 points and Isaiah Philmore finished with 15.
Penn State smothers Northwestern 59-32
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - D.J. Newbill scored 12 points and Penn State's zone defense stifled Northwestern in the Nittany Lions' 59-32 rout Thursday.
Penn State's 2-3 zone defense frustrated Northwestern the entire game. Northwestern shot 23.3 percent from the field and went 3 of 22 behind the arc, finishing with their lowest point total and 3-point percentage of the season.
Balanced scoring helped the Nittany Lions (15-15, 6-11 Big Ten) pick apart Northwestern's defense. Tim Frazier and Brandon Taylor, each of whom scored 11 points, were two of eight different players to score for Penn State. The Nittany Lions shot 50 percent from the field.
It didn't help that the Wildcats' two best shooters, Drew Crawford and Tre Demps, shot a combined 3 of 19 for 11 points. By halftime, Penn State built a 17-point lead, and Northwestern never threatened during the second half. Alex Olah led the Wildcats (12-18, 5-12) with 14 points.
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George Mason tops La Salle 59-57
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Marko Gujanicic's 15 points Thursday night included the game-winning layup, and George Mason beat La Salle 59-57.
Sherrod Wright and Patrick Holloway scored 10 apiece, Erik Copes grabbed 10 rebounds and the Patriots (11-18, 4-11 Atlantic Ten) out-rebounded the Explorers 43-35.
Tyrone Garland scored seven points in La Salle's (14-15, 6-9) opening 9-1 run, and the Explorers led 22-17 at 3:53 on free throws by Tyreek Duren. A 7-2 George Mason run tied it at 27, but Garland's free throws made it 29-27 La Salle at halftime.
The Patriots opened the second with a 6-0 run, then pulled ahead on two 6-2 runs to lead 50-44 on a layup by Gujanicic. La Salle took a 57-56 lead on a layup by Garland with 44 seconds to play, but Gujanicic answered with a layup for the win.
Garland led La Salle with 16 points, Duren had 13, and Sam Mills 12.
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