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Gaborik's SO goal lifts Kings over Caps

Los Angeles, CA ( - Marian Gaborik scored the winner in the third round of the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings edged the Washington Capitals, 2-1, on Thursday.

Gaborik skated in on the last attempt for Los Angeles and buried a wrister over the glove of Jaroslav Halak, and Jonathan Quick sealed the win by stopping Nicklas Backstrom.

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Thursday's Results ------------------

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament -------------------------------- North Dakota State starts a trio of seniors, but a freshman came through in the final minute of overtime as the Bison claimed their first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Carlin Dupree came off the bench when Taylor Braun, the Summit League Player of the Year, fouled out with 1:18 remaining in the extra session. Dupree hit a pair of free throws seconds after stepping onto the floor, which gave North Dakota State a lead, then followed that with a tough layup in traffic to help the 12-seed Bison to an 80-75 upset win over fifth- seeded Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Elsewhere in the NCAA Tournament: ---------------------------------

South Region - 2nd round ------------------------

First Niagara Center - Buffalo, New York ---------------------------------------- (3) Syracuse 77, (14) Western Michigan 53 (11) Dayton 60, (6) Ohio State 59

Amway Center - Orlando, Florida ------------------------------- (1) Florida 67, (16) Albany 55 (9) Pittsburgh 77, (8) Colorado 48

West Region - 2nd round -----------------------

BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, Wisconsin ------------------------------------------------ (2) Wisconsin 75, (15) American 35 (7) Oregon 87, (10) BYU 68

Spokane Arena - Spokane, Washington ----------------------------------- (4) San Diego State 73, (13) New Mexico State 69 (OT)

East Region - 2nd round -----------------------

Spokane Arena - Spokane, Washington ----------------------------------- (12) Harvard 61, (5) Cincinnati 57 (4) Michigan State 93, (13) Delaware 78

First Niagara Center - Buffalo, New York ---------------------------------------- (7) Connecticut 89, (10) Saint Joseph's 81 (OT) (2) Villanova 73, (15) Milwaukee 53

Midwest Region - 2nd round --------------------------

BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, Wisconsin ------------------------------------------------ (2) Michigan 57, (15) Wofford 40 (7) Texas 87, (10) Arizona State 85

Amway Center - Orlando, Florida ------------------------------- (5) Saint Louis 83, (12) North Carolina State 80 (OT) (4) Louisville 71, (13) Manhattan 64

National Basketball Association ------------------------------- Kevin Durant had 35 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-95, on Thursday night. Serge Ibaka supplied 16 points and 11 boards, while Reggie Jackson added 13 points and six assists for the Thunder, who have won four of their last five games.

Elsewhere in the NBA: --------------------- Houston Rockets 129, Minnesota Timberwolves 106 Portland Trail Blazers 116, Washington Wizards 103 Golden State Warriors 115, Milwaukee Bucks 110

National Hockey League ---------------------- Daniel Alfredsson scored the game-winning goal with just 0.4 seconds left in overtime as the Detroit Red Wings took a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a thriller from Joe Louis Arena.

Elsewhere in the NHL: --------------------- New Jersey Devils 4, Minnesota Wild 3 (OT) Philadelphia Flyers 4, Dallas Stars 2 Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Montreal Canadiens 2 Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Ottawa Senators 4 Detroit Red Wings 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 Buffalo Sabres 3, Edmonton Oilers 1 Phoenix Coyotes 2, Florida Panthers 1 Los Angeles Kings 2, Washington Capitals 1 (SO) San Jose Sharks 3, Anaheim Ducks 2

As of 2:00 a.m. (et)


The first day of the second-round of the NCAA Tournament saw 16 games played and a number of upsets, with one of the biggest coming from the West Region as Carlin Dupree hit a pair of free throws seconds after stepping onto the floor, which gave North Dakota State a lead, then followed that with a tough layup in traffic to help the 12-seed Bison to an 80-75 upset win over fifth-seeded Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Dayton won the battle of Ohio in Buffalo as Vee Sanford's go-ahead runner with 3.8 seconds left lifted the 11th-seeded Flyers to a 60-59 upset of sixth-seeded Ohio State in the South Region, and No. 12 seed Harvard upset East Region foe Cincinnati, 61-57, in Spokane. Elsewhere, No. 2 seed Wisconsin routed Patriot League champ American, 75-35, in Milwaukee, ninth-seeded Pitt thrashed Colorado, 77-48, in Orlando, No. 7 seed Oregon rolled past BYU, 87-68, in Milwaukee, third-seeded Syracuse blew out MAC champ Western Michigan, 77-53, in Buffalo, fourth-seeded Michigan State had little trouble in a 93-78 win over Colonial champ Delaware in Spokane, and No. 1 overall seed Florida pulled away to beat America East champion Albany, 67-55, in Orlando.

In the night session from Buffalo, seventh-seeded Connecticut needed overtime to take down Atlantic-10 champion Saint Joseph's 89-81, and No. 2 Villanova cruised to a 73-53 win over 15th-seeded Milwaukee. In the Midwest Region, second seeded Michigan got past Southern Champ Wofford, 57-40, No. 7 seed Texas edged Arizona State, 87-85, fifth-seeded Saints Louis took an 83-80 overtime victory against 12th-seed North Carolina State, and defending champion Louisville nabbed a 71-64 win over No. 13 Louisville. The last game of the night went to overtime in Spokane as fourth-seeded San Diego State edged 13th-seeded New Mexico State, 73-69.

The second round continues on Friday as the Midwest Region will see Mercer taking on Duke and Tennessee against Massachusetts during the day, while Cal Poly will play Wichita State, and Kansas State will tussle with Kentucky at night. Out in the West Region, Nebraska will play Baylor and Louisiana matches up against Creighton in the early games, with Weber State tipping off against Arizona and Oklahoma State facing Gonzaga later in the afternoon.

The South Region will feature Stanford against New Mexico and Eastern Kentucky versus Kansas during the day, with SF Austin against VCU and Tulsa battling UCLA at night. The East Region will play all its games later in the day, as George Washington fights Memphis, Coastal Carolina lines up against Virginia, Providence takes on North Carolina, and NC Central battles Iowa State.


Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will miss 6-to-8 weeks of action after suffering a fracture above his left eye in Wednesday night's spring training game against the Kansas City Royals. The Reds announced he will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the fracture. Chapman suffered the injury during the bottom of the sixth inning when a line drive off the bat of Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit his face. The left-handed flamethrower was 4-5 with 38 saves and a 2.54 ERA in 68 appearances last season.

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has been diagnosed with stress fractures in both legs and will be out 4-to-6 months. Iglesias had been suffering discomfort in his legs and on Tuesday was diagnosed with bilateral tibial stress reactions, but Dr. Thomas Clanton recommended a CT scan, which revealed the stress fractures. The 24-year-old native of Cuba will be limited to non-weight bearing conditioning and will begin the season on the disabled list, then will be reevaluated in four months. Iglesias hit .303 with three homers, 16 doubles and 29 RBI over 109 games with Boston and Detroit last season.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday. It will be the second such procedure for Beachy, who first had the elbow ligament replacement surgery in June 2012. Beachy returned to the mound last July after recovering from the first operation and was 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in five starts. He developed elbow pain in late August and underwent a procedure in September to have particles removed. The 27-year-old right-hander made three starts this spring training before the elbow pain again developed.


Adam Scott is just three weeks away from beginning defense of his Masters title and the Australian got off to a great start Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 10-under 62. He blistered the Bay Hill course with seven birdies, two eagles and a bogey, and owns a three-shot lead over Ryo Ishikawa and John Merrick. The stellar field is without Tiger Woods, who is not defending the title he won each of the last two years and eight times overall because of a bad back.


The Arizona Cardinals signed cornerback Antonio Cromartie to a one-year contract on Thursday. Cromartie battled a hip injury in 2013, while picking up 38 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble for the New York Jets, who released him earlier this offseason. The eight-year veteran spent the past four seasons with the Jets after being traded in 2010 by the San Diego Chargers for a 2011 second-round pick. Cromartie, who will turn 30 in April, has 325 tackles and 28 interceptions in 127 games.

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