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NCAA Women’s Tournament Capsules
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:13 PM

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STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had the third triple-double in UConn history as the Huskies moved into their 21st straight NCAA regional semifinal with a 91-52 rout of Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.

Mosqueda-Lewis had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, to lead five players in double figures for the top-ranked Huskies (36-0), who won their 42nd straight game.

Breanna Stewart added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Bria Hartley also chipped in 20 points for the defending national champions, who are trying to win a record ninth NCAA tournament.

Erin Shields and Sarah Fairbanks each had 12 points to lead Saint Joseph’s which finished the year at 23-10. Natasha Cloud had 10 and six assists for the Hawks.

 
Cavaliers hold off Raptors 102-100
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:21 PM )

By TOM WITHERS

Associated Press

CLEVELAND — The Raptors aren’t officially in the NBA playoffs. They don’t look ready for them, either.

Dion Waiters scored 24 points, Luol Deng added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers prevented Toronto from getting closer to a postseason spot with a 102-100 win over the sloppy Raptors on Tuesday night.

Toronto fell behind by 21 points in the third quarter, then battled back to take a 95-94 lead. But the Raptors fell apart in the final minutes.

With their fourth loss in six games, the Raptors dropped one-half game behind Chicago for the No. 3 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

 
Browns agree to terms with lineman Paul McQuistan
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 AM

By TOM WITHERS

Associated Press

 

CLEVELAND — The Browns added flexibility and playoff experience to their offensive line.

The club agreed to a contract Monday with free agent Paul McQuistan, who started 14 games last season for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

McQuistan, who was in Cleveland for a visit last week, was previously with the Browns as a backup in 2010. The 30-year-old lineman may slide into the open spot at right guard after the Browns lost starter Shawn Lauvao in free agency to Washington.

The 6-6, 315-pound McQuistan played nine games at left tackle and five at left guard for Seattle last season.

 
Goodell, union to meet on workplace environment
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 AM

Associated Press

 

ORLANDO, Fla. — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL will meet on April 8 with the players union to discuss improving the workplace environment.

In the wake of the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, league representatives have met with some 40 players in the last three months, as well as with the Dolphins and outside organizations, Goodell said Monday at the NFL owners meetings. The league is trying to get "as much input as possible. It's more about people understanding the importance of a proper workplace."

Goodell added the focus is on medical evaluations of the players involved, including tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the Dolphins in the middle of last season, saying he was harassed by guard Richie Incognito. Martin was traded to the 49ers earlier this month.

An NFL investigation determined Incognito and two other Miami Dolphins offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin. Incognito was then suspended and missed the final eight games last season and he became a free agent when his contract with the Dolphins expired.

 
NBA Glance
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 AM

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Toronto 39 30 .565 —

Brooklyn 37 32 .536 2

New York 29 41 .414 10½

Boston 23 47 .329 16½

Philadelphia 15 56 .211 25

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

x-Miami 48 21 .696 —

Washington 36 34 .514 12½

Charlotte 34 37 .479 15

Atlanta 31 38 .449 17

Orlando 19 52 .268 30

Central Division

W L Pct GB

x-Indiana 51 20 .718 —

Chicago 40 31 .563 11

Cleveland 27 44 .380 24

Detroit 25 44 .362 25

Milwaukee 13 57 .186 37½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

x-San Antonio 54 16 .771 —

Houston 48 22 .686 6

Memphis 42 28 .600 12

Dallas 42 29 .592 12½

New Orleans 30 40 .429 24

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 52 18 .743 —

Portland 45 26 .634 7½

Minnesota 34 35 .493 17½

Denver 32 39 .451 20½

Utah 23 47 .329 29

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Clippers 49 21 .700 —

Golden State 44 27 .620 5½

Phoenix 42 29 .592 7½

Sacramento 25 45 .357 24

L.A. Lakers 23 46 .333 25½

x-clinched playoff spot

 
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