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Published April 04 2012

Scoreboard

Basketball

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

NBA

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

x-Oklahoma City 40 14 .741 —

Denver 29 25 .537 11

Utah 28 27 .509 12½

Portland 25 29 .463 15

Minnesota 25 31 .446 16

Southwest Division

San Antonio 38 14 .731 —

Memphis 30 23 .566 8½

Dallas 31 24 .564 8½

Houston 29 25 .537 10

New Orleans 14 40 .259 25

Pacific Division

L.A. Lakers 34 20 .630 —

L.A. Clippers 32 21 .604 1½

Phoenix 28 26 .519 6

Golden State 21 32 .396 12½

Sacramento 19 35 .352 15

x-clinched playoff spot

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

Boston 30 23 .566 —

Philadelphia 29 25 .537 1½

New York 27 27 .500 3½

Toronto 20 35 .364 11

New Jersey 19 36 .345 12

Southeast Division

x-Miami 39 14 .736 —

Orlando 32 22 .593 7½

Atlanta 32 23 .582 8

Washington 12 42 .222 27½

Charlotte 7 45 .135 31½

Central Division

x-Chicago 42 13 .764 —

Indiana 33 21 .611 8½

Milwaukee 26 28 .481 15½

Detroit 20 33 .377 21

Cleveland 17 35 .327 23½

Tuesday

San Antonio 125, Cleveland 90

Indiana 112, New York 104

Toronto 92, Charlotte 87

Detroit 102, Orlando 95

Miami 99, Philadelphia 93

Memphis 98, Golden State 94

Phoenix 109, Sacramento 100

L.A. Lakers 91, New Jersey 87

Wednesday

Indiana 109, Washington 96

Toronto 99, Philadelphia 78

Atlanta 120, Charlotte 93

San Antonio 87, Boston 86

New Orleans 94, Denver 92

Golden State 97, Minnesota 94

Milwaukee 107, Cleveland 98

Miami 98, Oklahoma City 93

Dallas 95, Memphis 85

Phoenix 107, Utah 105

New Jersey at Portland, late

L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, late

Today

New York at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Washington at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Boston at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Friday

Oklahoma City at Indiana, 6 p.m.

Detroit at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

Memphis at Miami, 6:30 p.m.

Washington at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.

Portland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

New Orleans at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Denver, 8 p.m.

Golden State at Utah, 8 p.m.

Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Hockey

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

NHL

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Northwest Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

y-Van 80 50 21 9 109 244 195

Colorado 80 41 33 6 88 205 209

Calgary 80 35 29 16 86 194 222

Minnesota 80 34 35 11 79 174 221

Edmonton 80 32 39 9 73 210 233

Central Division

y-St. Louis 80 48 21 11 107 206 159

x-Detroit 80 48 27 5 101 245 198

x-Nashville 80 46 26 8 100 229 209

x-Chicago 80 44 26 10 98 244 234

Columbus 80 27 46 7 61 190 257

Pacific Division

L.A. 80 40 27 13 93 187 170

Phoenix 80 40 27 13 93 208 202

San Jose 80 41 29 10 92 219 203

Dallas 80 42 33 5 89 209 217

Anaheim 80 33 35 12 78 199 224

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

z-Rangers 80 51 22 7 109 223 178

x-Pitts 80 49 25 6 104 273 217

x-Philly 80 46 25 9 101 260 227

x-N.J. 80 46 28 6 98 222 206

Islanders 80 33 36 11 77 195 244

Northeast Division

y-Boston 80 47 29 4 98 262 198

x-Ottawa 80 41 29 10 92 246 233

Buffalo 80 39 31 10 88 214 224

Toronto 80 34 36 10 78 227 258

Montreal 80 30 35 15 75 207 223

Southeast Division

Florida 80 37 25 18 92 197 222

Wash80 40 32 8 88 214 227

Winnipeg 80 37 34 9 83 218 237

Tampa Bay 80 37 36 7 81 229 275

Carolina 80 32 32 16 80 210 238

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

z-clinched conference

Tuesday

Nashville 2, Minnesota 1, SO

Vancouver 5, Anaheim 4, SO

Buffalo 6, Toronto 5, OT

New Jersey 3, N.Y. Islanders 1

N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 3

Pittsburgh 5, Boston 3

Carolina 2, Ottawa 1

Winnipeg 5, Florida 4, OT

San Jose 5, Dallas 2

Phoenix 2, Columbus 0

Wednesday

Detroit 3, St. Louis 2, SO

Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 2

Today

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 6 p.m.

Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.

Florida at Washington, 6 p.m.

Montreal at Carolina, 6 p.m.

Boston at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.

New Jersey at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Dallas at Nashville, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Calgary, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.

San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Friday

Phoenix at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.

College men

Playoff pairings

NCAA Division I tournament

FROZEN FOUR

At Tampa, Fla.

Today

Semifinals

Union (NY) (26-7-7) vs. Ferris State (25-11-5), 3:30 p.m.

Boston College (31-10-1) vs. Minnesota (28-13-1), 7 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, 6 p.m.

Juniors

Standings and schedule

United States Hockey League

WESTERN CONFERNECE

W L OTL PTS

x-Omaha 35 18 3 73

x-Lincoln 34 17 4 72

x-Waterloo 32 18 6 70

x-Fargo 30 21 5 65

x-Sioux City 27 28 1 55

Tri-City 25 31 0 50

Des Moines 20 31 5 45

Sioux Falls 16 34 6 38

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L OTL PTS

z-Green Bay 45 8 3 93

x-Indiana 33 15 7 73

x-Dubuque 33 19 4 70

x-Youngstown 30 19 7 67

x-Cedar Rpds 25 20 12 62

Team USA 25 26 5 55

Chicago 22 31 3 47

Muskegon 17 31 7 41

Note: Two points for a win, one for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff berth, z- clinched league title

Wednesday

Indiana 6, Chicago 5, SO

Friday

Sioux Falls at Fargo, 7:35 p.m.

Indiana at Team USA

Chicago at Youngstown

Omaha at Sioux City

Tri-City at Lincoln

Cedar Rapids at Des Moines

Muskegon at Green Bay

Waterloo at Dubuque

Saturday

Sioux Falls at Fargo, 7:05 p.m.

Waterloo at Green Bay

Lincoln at Des Moines

Chicago at Team USA

Indiana at Youngstown

Dubuque at Muskegon

Sioux City at Tri-City

Tuesday, April 10

Team USA at Indiana

Friday, April 13

Fargo at Lincoln, 7:05 p.m.

Green Bay at Youngstown

Muskegon at Cedar Rapids

Chicago at Dubuque

Omaha at Des Moines

Tri-City at Waterloo

Sioux City at Sioux Falls

Saturday, April 14

Lincoln at Fargo, 7:05 p.m.

Des Moines at Indiana

Green Bay at Youngstown

Muskegon at Dubuque

Cedar Rapids at Waterloo

Sioux City at Omaha

Tri-City at Sioux Falls

End of regular season

baseball

D

Professional

Schedule

Major League Baseball

American League

Wednesday

No games scheduled

Today

Boston (Lester 0-0) at Detroit (Verlander 0-0), 12:05 p.m.

Toronto (Romero 0-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 2:05 p.m.

Friday

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Baltimore, 2:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 2:10 p.m.

Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

Seattle at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.

National League

Wednesday

St. Louis 4, Miami 1

Today

Atlanta (Hanson 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Santana 0-0), 12:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (Halladay 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Bedard 0-0), 12:35 p.m.

Washington (Strasburg 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-0), 1:20 p.m.

Miami (Buehrle 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-0), 3:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-0) at San Diego (Volquez 0-0), 6:05 p.m.

Friday

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m.

Colorado at Houston, 6:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Arizona, 6:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 9:05 p.m.

Major League Baseball preseason

Tuesday’s Games

Toronto 13, Detroit 8

Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 2

N.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 6

Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee (ss) 3

Boston 8, Washington 7

Colorado 9, Seattle 8

Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh 2

Chicago White Sox 5, Houston 1

Arizona 5, Milwaukee (ss) 3

San Diego 2, Kansas City 1

L.A. Dodgers 4, L.A. Angels 1

San Francisco 3, Oakland 2

Wednesday’s Games

N.Y. Yankees 8, N.Y. Mets 3

Houston 5, Chicago White Sox 5, tie

L.A. Angels 8, L.A. Dodgers 3

Arizona 14, Milwaukee 3

Oakland 8, San Francisco 1

Seattle 7, Colorado 2

Kansas City 7, San Diego 6

END OF PRESEASON

Auto racing

D

Professional

Leaders

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Through April 1

Points

1, Greg Biffle, 226. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 220. 3, Tony Stewart, 214. 4, Matt Kenseth, 214. 5, Kevin Harvick, 214. 6, Martin Truex Jr., 214. 7, Denny Hamlin, 210. 8, Ryan Newman, 202. 9, Clint Bowyer, 192. 10, Jimmie Johnson, 189.

11, Carl Edwards, 179. 12, Brad Keselowski, 175. 13, Joey Logano, 167. 14, Paul Menard, 166. 15, Jeff Burton, 164. 16, Kyle Busch, 151. 17, Juan Pablo Montoya, 146. 18, Regan Smith, 146. 19, Aric Almirola, 144. 20, A J Allmendinger, 143.

Money

1, Matt Kenseth, $2,344,947. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $1,716,225. 3, Tony Stewart, $1,621,545. 4, Denny Hamlin, $1,541,001. 5, Greg Biffle, $1,519,388. 6, Kyle Busch, $1,324,051. 7, Kevin Harvick, $1,258,831. 8, Jeff Burton, $1,231,830. 9, Martin Truex Jr., $1,207,287. 10, Jimmie Johnson, $1,201,439.

11, Ryan Newman, $1,172,726. 12, Carl Edwards, $1,163,186. 13, Brad Keselowski, $1,067,040. 14, A J Allmendinger, $1,030,005. 15, Jeff Gordon, $1,027,484. 16, Clint Bowyer, $998,712. 17, Marcos Ambrose, $968,878. 18, Jamie McMurray, $952,343. 19, Aric Almirola, $940,221. 20, Paul Menard, $938,630.

NASCAR Nationwide Points

Through March 24

1. Elliott Sadler, 214.

2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 196.

3. Austin Dillon, 187.

4. Trevor Bayne, 180.

5. Sam Hornish Jr., 160.

6. Cole Whitt, 151.

7. Michael Annett, 148.

8. Tayler Malsam, 144.

9. Justin Allgaier, 126.

10. Mike Bliss, 119.

11. Jeremy Clements, 112.

12. Benny Gordon, 105.

13. Joe Nemechek, 105.

14. Kenny Wallace, 104.

15. Mike Wallace, 103.

16. Brian Scott, 97.

17. Danica Patrick, 96.

18. Jason Bowles, 93.

19. Eric McClure, 92.

20. Blake Koch, 91.

21. .J. Bell, 75.

22. Erik Darnell, 70.

23. Joey Gase, 70.

24. Johanna Long, 63.

25. Robert Richardson Jr., 53.

26. Tim Schendel, 51.

27. Ryan Truex, 47.

28. Daryl Harr, 45.

29. Jamie Dick, 43.

30. Brad Sweet, 38.

31. Morgan Shepherd, 38.

32. Casey Roderick, 35.

33. Kyle Fowler, 32.

34. Danny Efland, 31.

35. Kevin Lepage, 24.

36. David Green, 22.

37. Jeffrey Earnhardt, 18.

38. Chase Miller, 18.

39. Derrike Cope, 12.

40. Brad Teague, 12.

41. Reed Sorenson, 10.

42. Charles Lewandoski, 10.

43. Mike Harmon, 9.

44. Jeff Green, 9.

45. Tim Andrews, 8.

46. John Jackson, 2.

Golf

D

Professional

Tee times

The Masters

At Augusta, Ga.

a-amateur

Today-Friday

6:50 a.m.-9:57 a.m. – Craig Stadler, Brendan Steele, Tim Clark

7:01 a.m.-10:08 a.m. – Jose Maria Olazabal, Robert Garrigus, a-Randal Lewis

7:12 a.m.-10:19 a.m. – Larry Mize, Paul Lawrie, Anders Hansen

7:23 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Ross Fisher, Ryan Palmer, Harrison Frazar

7:34 a.m.-10:41 a.m. – Ben Crenshaw, Robert Karlsson, a-Bryden MacPherson

7:45 a.m.-10:52 a.m. – Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Martin Kaymer

7:56 a.m.-11:14 a.m. – Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink

8:07 a.m.-11:25 a.m. – Aaron Baddeley, K.T. Kim, Lucas Glover

8:18 a.m.-11:36 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Jason Day, Bill Haas

8:29 a.m.-11:47 a.m. – Trevor Immelman, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose

8:40 a.m.-11:58 a.m. – Tom Watson, Johnson Wagner, a-Hideki Matsuyama

9:02 a.m.-12:09 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Geoff Oglilvy, Y.E. Yang

9:13 a.m.-12:20 p.m. – Gary Woodland, Henrik Stenson, Alvaro Quiros

9:24 a.m.-1:3noon. – Charl Schwartzel, Keegan Bradley, a-Kelly Kraft

9:35 a.m.-12:42 p.m. – Tiger Woods, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sang-Moon Bae

9:46 a.m.-12:53 p.m. – Luke Donald, Francesco Molinari, Nick Watney

9:57 a.m.-7:50 a.m. – Scott Verplank, Sean O’Hair, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

10:08 a.m.-7:01 a.m. – Mark O’Meara, Chez Reavie, Martin Laird

10:19 a.m.-7:12 a.m. – Sandy Lyle, Simon Dyson, a-Corbin Mills

10:30 a.m.-7:23 a.m. – Ian Woosnam, Edoardo Molinari, Kevin Chappell

10:41 a.m.-7:34 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Mark Wilson, Graeme McDowell

10:52 a.m.-7:45 a.m. – Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter, a-Patrick Cantlay

11:14 a.m.-7:56 a.m. – Kevin Na, Fredrik Jacobson, Ben Crane

11:25 a.m.-8:07 a.m. – John Senden, Jonthan Byrd, Paul Casey

11:36 a.m.-8:18 a.m. – Bernhard Langer, Jason Dufner, Charles Howell III

11:47 a.m.-8:29 a.m. – Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson

11:58 a.m.-8:40 a.m. – Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk

12:09 p.m.-9:02 a.m. – Thomas Bjorn, Scott Stallings, Rory Sabbatini

12:20 p.m.-9:13 a.m. – Fred Couples, Darren Clarke, Ryo Ishikawa

12:31 p.m.-9:24 a.m. – David Toms, K.J. Choi, Sergio Garcia

12:42 p.m.-9:35 a.m. – Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson

12:53 p.m.-9:46 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Peter Hanson