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        === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Sunday, March 1 ===
                === Former White Sox star Minnie Minoso dies ===
 (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso has died.
 The  White Sox  didn't release details of the Minoso's death, saying he passed
 away Saturday night in Chicago.
 Baseball-reference.com listed Minoso's age as 89 and the White Sox said he was
 "Our  organization  and our  city have suffered  a heart-breaking loss today,"
 said  White Sox  chairman Jerry Reinsdorf in a statement Sunday. "We have lost
 our dear friend and a great man. Many tears are falling."
 Minoso,  a native of Cuba, began his big league career with Cleveland in 1949,
 but  spent  12 of  his 17  seasons in  the majors  with the  White Sox. He was
 Chicago's first black player when he was acquired from the Indians in 1951.
 A nine-time All-Star, Minoso played most of his career in the outfield and was
 a lifetime .298 hitter with 336 doubles, 83 triples, 186 homers and 1,023 runs
 batted  in. He won three Gold Glove awards, led the American League in triples
 and stolen bases three times and topped the circuit in doubles once.
 In addition to his time with the White Sox and Indians, Minoso also played for
 the Cardinals and Senators.
 Minoso  retired in 1964, but returned to action in 1976 and picked up a hit in
 eight  at-bats over three games with the White Sox. He was hitless in two more
 plate  appearances in  1980,  which  allowed him  to  play  in five  different
 The  White Sox  retired his No. 9 in  1983 and unveiled a sculpture of the man
 known as the "Cuban Comet" in 2004.
              === Blue Jays sign Viciedo to minor league deal ===
 Dunedin, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran slugger
 Dayan  Viciedo to a minor league contract on Sunday and will give him a chance
 to make the team in spring training.
 Viciedo  was  released by the  Chicago White Sox on  Feb. 4 after batting .231
 last  season with 21  home runs and 58 RBI in 145 games, playing mostly in the
 Blue  Jays manager John Gibbons said Viciedo can play both corner positions in
 the infield and outfield.
 "He's  done it all at the big league level," Gibbons told reporters. "So we're
 going to let him play and if he makes the team better maybe there's a spot for
 him. He's got to play well. ...
 "He's  just got  to go out and show us  what he can do and see if he fits into
 that puzzle and makes us stronger."
 Viciedo,  25, signed  with the White Sox  as an amateur free agent on Dec. 12,
 2008,  after defecting from  Cuba. He hit .254 with 66 homers and 211 RBI over
 483 games in five seasons with the club.
                === Bulls' Butler injures elbow vs. Clippers ===
 Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Chicago  Bulls  guard Jimmy  Butler  left
 Sunday's  game against  the Los Angeles Clippers  with what the team said is a
 sprained left elbow.
 Butler  was  hurt early in  the third quarter  when he ran  into a pick set by
 Clippers center DeAndre Jordan as he was guarding Chris Paul at the point.
 Butler  grabbed  at the  elbow and  was attended  to by  trainers on the bench
 before heading back to the locker room. He had 10 points before leaving.
 The All-Star guard missed a game last month with a strained right shoulder.
           === Hurricanes keep McClement with two-year extension ===
 Raleigh,  NC (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The Carolina  Hurricanes  and center  Jay
 McClement agreed to a two-year contract extension on Sunday.
 McClement,  in his first year with the Hurricanes, will earn $1.3 million next
 season and $1.1 million for the 2016-17 campaign.
 "Jay  has proven  to be  a valuable  veteran leader  for our  club and  it was
 important  for us to keep him in Raleigh," said Hurricanes general manager Ron
 Francis  in a  statement. "He's one of  the league's best face-off men and has
 played a key role in what currently stands as the best penalty-killing unit in
 team history."
 McClement  scored twice  in Saturday's 5-3 win over the New York Islanders and
 has  totaled six goals  with 12 assists for 18 points in 61 games this season.
 He  has won 55.3  percent of his face-offs, tops on the team and good for 14th
 in the NHL.
 The  31-year-old defensive-minded veteran has 81 goals and 141 assists for 222
 points in 743 NHL games with St. Louis, Colorado, Toronto and Carolina.
              === Capitals get Glencross from Flames for picks ===
 Arlington,  VA  (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Capitals acquired veteran
 forward  Curtis Glencross  from the Calgary Flames on Sunday in exchange for a
 second- and third-round pick in this year's draft.
 Glencross,  32,  has nine  goals and 19  assists in 53  games this season, his
 ninth in the NHL.
 He waved a no-trade clause to facilitate the deal.
 "Curtis is a player we coveted and we are pleased that he decided to waive his
 no-trade  clause  to join our  team," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan
 said  in a statement announcing the deal. "We felt we needed to get deeper and
 more  experienced at  the forward position. Curtis plays important minutes and
 his presence on-and-off the ice will benefit our young forwards."
 Glencross has been with the Flames since 2008 and played for Anaheim, Columbus
 and  Edmonton before that.  He has 130 goals and 138 assists in 489 career NHL
               === Flames place Giordano on IR; add Schlemko ===
 Calgary,  AB  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Calgary Flames have placed defenseman
 Mark Giordano on injured reserve because of undisclosed upper body injury.
 Giordano  was  hurt during  the third  period of  Wednesday's game against New
 Jersey  after taking a  hit from Devils forward Steve Bernier. He took part in
 the  pregame  skate prior to Friday's  contest against the New York Islanders,
 but did not play.
 The Flames' captain has 11 goals and 37 assists for a career-high 48 points in
 61  games this season.  He is tied with Montreal's P.K. Subban for the scoring
 lead among defensemen in the league this season.
 Calgary  added depth  to its  blue line  Sunday by  claiming defenseman  David
 Schlemko off waivers from Dallas.
 Schlemko appeared in 20 games with Arizona this season, then joined Dallas and
 played  five games  for the Stars before  being waived on Saturday. He has one
 goal and three assists this season.
                   === Jets activate Blake Wheeler off IR ===
 Winnipeg,  MB (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Winnipeg Jets activated forward Blake
 Wheeler off injured reserve Sunday.
 Wheeler  had missed the  team's last two games because of a knee injury. He is
 the  club's  third-leading scorer  entering Sunday's  game against Los Angeles
 with 44 points, having notched 16 goals with 28 assists.
 The  Jets also assigned forward Carl Klingberg to their American Hockey League
 affiliate  in St. John's. Klingberg appeared in two games and did not record a
                === Dubnyk named NHL's top star for February ===
 New  York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk was
 named the NHL's top star for the month of February.
 Dubnyk,  who  was acquired from  Arizona in January, led  the NHL with 11 wins
 last  month. He  was 11-2-1 with a  1.64 goals-against average and a .939 save
 Montreal  goaltender Carey  Price was named the second star Sunday after going
 9-1-1 in February and Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was recognized
 as  the  third star after leading  the league with  10 goals and tying for the
 lead with 17 points.
                === Isles' Lee named top rookie for February ===
 New  York,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New  York Islanders center Anders Lee was
 selected as the NHL's top rookie for February.
 Lee  led all rookies with seven goals and 15 points in 15 games last month. He
 registered  multi-goal  games on  Feb. 3  against Florida  and Feb. 12 against
 Toronto,  then set  a career high with  four assists in a win over Columbus on
 Feb. 14.
 Others  considered  for the  honor included Ottawa  teammates Mike Hoffman and
 Mark Stone, as well as Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes.
                === Nadal beats Monaco to win Argentina Open ===
 Buenos  Aires,  Argentina (SportsNetwork.com) -  Rafael Nadal won a clay court
 title  for the  46th time in his  career, beating Juan Monaco in straight sets
 Sunday in the final of the Argentina Open.
 Playing in the tournament for the first time in 10 years, the top-seeded Nadal
 didn't drop a set and lost 19 games in his four matches.
 The  start of the final was delayed by rain, then again when the first set was
 tied 1-1.
 Nadal  fired the  match's only ace and won  four of his nine break points in a
 6-4, 6-1 win at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club that took 86 minutes.
 He  captured  his 65th career  ATP title overall  and improved to 6-1 all-time
 against  Monaco,  the only loss  coming at the  2007 ATP Masters tournament in
 Cincinnati  when  he retired during  the second set  because of knee and wrist
 Nadal earned $91,050 for Sunday's win and Monaco, the 2007 Buenos Aires champ,
 took home $47,950.
                === Yang rallies to win Honda LPGA Thailand ===
 Chonburi,  Thailand (SportsNetwork.com) - Amy Yang closed with a 3-under 69 on
 Sunday as she rallied to win the Honda LPGA Thailand by two strokes.
 Yang  finished at  15-under-par 273 to earn  her second LPGA Tour win. She has
 finished  inside the top-5 in four of her last five LPGA Tour starts dating to
 the end of the 2014 season.
 "Oh,  my  gosh, it feels great.  I don't know  what just happened today. I was
 actually  so nervous out there, but I tried to focus, do my best one shot at a
 time," Yang exclaimed. "It feels sweet."
 Stacy  Lewis,  who led  after each  of the  first three  rounds, stumbled to a
 costly  double-bogey on the 15th at Siam Country Club. She managed an even-par
 72 and ended in a tie for second place at minus-13.
 Lewis  was joined  there by  Yani Tseng  (67) and  Mirim Lee  (69). Tseng  has
 finished inside the top-7 in all seven of her starts at this event.
 Beatriz Recari fired a 9-under 63, the low round of the week, and shared fifth
 place at 12-under-par 276 with Sei Young Kim (65).
 Suzann  Pettersen  (67), Inbee Park  (65) and Sandra  Gal (73) were one stroke
 further back at minus-11.
 Yang birdied the first to join Lewis at minus-13. However, Lewis answered with
 a  birdie  on No. 3. Lewis  stumbled to a bogey  at the fifth before Yang made
 birdie at the sixth to grab the lead.
 Both  Yang and  Lewis birdied the seventh as Yang kept her one-shot advantage.
 Yang pushed her lead to two with a birdie at the 10th.
 There  was another two-shot swing at the 14th, as Lewis converted a birdie try
 and  Yang tripped  to a bogey. They  were tied at 15-under, but trouble loomed
 for Lewis.
 Lewis struggled to a double-bogey on the par-4 15th to slip to minus-13, while
 Yang birdied the same hole to grab a three-stroke lead.
 Yang 3-putted for bogey from the fringe at the 16th, trimming her lead to two.
 She parred the final two holes to earn the victory.
 "I  worked  hard in this offseason  and I really  wanted to come back and play
 well,"  said Yang.  "It came earlier than  I thought. It's great. I'm going to
 keep working hard."
 Lewis also parred the final two holes to end two behind.
 Tseng  birdied the second, then ran off four pars in a row from the third. The
 2011 and 2012 winner poured in three straight birdies from the seventh to jump
 to minus-12, then parred the first eight holes of the back nine before closing
 with a birdie at the last to share second place.
 "I played good, but I missed a bunch of putts out there. I was just actually a
 little  nervous out there  when I putting. I don't know, just maybe thinking a
 little  more on my putting than others," admitted Tseng. "But I got some lucky
 bounces and made birdie on the last hole so I was very happy."
 Lee  stumbled to a bogey at the third, but she came back with three birdies in
 a  four-hole span from the fifth. Lee climbed to 13-under with a birdie at the
 11th. She traded a bogey at 17 for a birdie at the last.
 NOTES:  Yang earned $225,000  for the win ... Yang also owns three wins on the
 Ladies  European Tour  and two on the  Korean LPGA ... She is expected to move
 from  16th to 11th in the world rankings ... Last year's winner Anna Nordqvist
 shared 13th at 8-under 280 after closing with her second straight 3-under 69.
                 === Ko rolls to 4-shot win in New Zealand ===
 Christchurch,  New Zealand  (SportsNetwork.com) - World No. 1 Lydia Ko cruised
 to a 4-stroke win at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women's Open on Sunday.
 Playing in her homeland, Ko closed with a 1-under 71 to post 14-under-par 202.
 She  fired a  course-record 11-under  61 in  Saturday's second  round to  take
 control of the tournament.
 Ko  got off to a quick start with birdies at one and two. After three straight
 pars,  she moved to  16-under as she birdied the par-4 sixth. Ko faltered to a
 double-bogey on the eighth and she dropped another stroke on the ninth.
 Around  the turn, Ko  got back into red figures with a birdie on the 10th. She
 got  to minus-15 thanks to a birdie at the 12th. Ko stumbled to a bogey at 17,
 but she parred the last to win by four.
 Amateur  Hannah  Green closed  with  a  4-under 68  to  grab  second place  at
 minus-10. Nanna Koerstz Madsen (71) ended alone in third at 9-under 207.
 Beth  Allen (73)  and Marianne  Skarpnord (72)  shared fourth  minus-8. Amelia
 Lewis  (71), Marta Sanz (71), Pamela Prestwell (73) and Charley Hull (75) tied
 for sixth at 7-under-par 209.
               === Sullivan earns second win in South Africa ===
 Johannesburg, South Africa (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Sullivan fired a 6-under
 66 in the final round Sunday as he came from behind to win the Joburg Open.
 Sullivan finished at 17-under-par 270. This was Sullivan's second win in eight
 weeks  on  the European Tour. He  also won the  first event of 2015, the South
 African Open Championship.
 "It's  unbelievable. I  never imagined it would happen again so quickly," said
 Sullivan. "Coming down the stretch me and my caddie were loving life again and
 enjoying  it. It  seems to be a  theme, enjoying my golf and getting the right
 results at the moment."
 Kevin  Phelan and Jaco  Van Zyl also closed with 66s to grab a share of second
 place.  They  were joined at minus-15  by David Howell (69), Anthony Wall (68)
 and third-round leader Wallie Coetsee (71).
 All  was  not lost  for Howell and  Wall as they,  along with Sullivan, earned
 spots in the Open Championship at St. Andrews in July.
 Former  U.S.  Amateur champ Byeong Hun  An (66) ended alongside Jacques Blaauw
 (70) and Chris Swanepoel (69) in seventh place at 14-under 273.
 The  final two  rounds were played on  the East Course at Royal Johannesburg &
 Kensington Golf Club after the first two rounds were contested on the East and
 West Courses.
 Sullivan  started the  day three  strokes off  the lead  and fought  through a
 crowded  leaderboard  that saw several  different players  grab a piece of the
 lead during the final round.
 After an opening par, Sullivan began his climb up the leaderboard with birdies
 at the second, fourth and sixth. He was tied for the lead at that point at 14-
 under with Phelan and Kristoffer Broberg.
 Back-to-back  birdies at  eight  and  nine moved  Sullivan  into  the lead  at
 minus-16. He was one clear of Phelan as he made the turn.
 Sullivan  found water at the 11th with his approach. He poured in an 18-footer
 to  save bogey, which  dropped him one behind Howell, who birdied three of the
 last four holes on the front nine.
 After three pars in a row, Sullivan birdied the 15th to briefly join Howell in
 the  lead. Howell  then dropped one back  as he bogeyed the 14th after finding
 water off the tee.
 Sullivan  reached  the green in  two at the par-5  18th, then two-putted for a
 closing  birdie. He walked  off with a two-shot lead and waited in the scoring
 trailer as the final three groups finished.
 Howell,  who  was two  groups behind  Sullivan, parred the  last four holes to
 share second place.
 Phelan,  who was six  groups ahead of Sullivan, was the first in the clubhouse
 at 15-under. He wrapped birdies at one and three around a bogey at the second.
 The  Irishman poured  in  four straight  birdies  from the  fifth  to jump  to
 minus-14.  Around the  turn, Phelan  carded  birdies at  12 and  16, while  he
 stumbled to a bogey at the 14th.
 Van  Zyl was  in the group behind  Phelan. Van Zyl carded six birdies, four on
 the front side and two on the back nine, in a bogey-free round.
 Wall  opened with an  eagle at the first. He birdied the fourth, but gave that
 back as he bogeyed the sixth. A birdie at the eighth helped Wall make the turn
 at 14-under. He followed birdies at 13 and 14 with a bogey at the 15th.
 Coetsee  played  the front side in  even-par with a  bogey at the second and a
 birdie  on the  eighth to go with  seven pars. He faltered to another bogey at
 the 12th. Coetsee grabbed a share of second place with birdies at 14 and 18.
 NOTES:  Sullivan, who was  the highest ranked player in the field to start the
 week,  earned 206,050 euros for the win ... Howell, who carded a 5-under 66 on
 the  West Course in round one, played the front nine on the East Course at 12-
 under  par for the week, while he played the back nine at plus-2 for the three
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