Saturday, February 6
SATURDAY, Feb. 6
Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Florida, 7 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL:
Virginia at Pittsburgh, Noon
Davidson at Duquesne, 12:30 p.m.
Bucknell at Holy Cross, 1 p.m.
Saint Joseph's at Fordham, 2 p.m.
Boston U. at Lafayette, 2 p.m.
American U. at Lehigh, 2 p.m.
Villanova at Providence, 2:30 p.m.
Bryant at Robert Morris, 4 p.m.
CCSU at St. Francis (Pa.), 4 p.m.
Harvard at Penn, 7 p.m.
Rhode Island at La Salle, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Penn St., 8 p.m.
Temple at UCF, Noon
Drexel at Coll. of Charleston, 6 p.m.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:
Holy Cross at Bucknell, Noon
Bryant at Robert Morris, 1 p.m.
CCSU at St. Francis (Pa.), 1 p.m.
Lehigh at American, 2 p.m.
Lafayette at Boston U., 2 p.m.
South Florida at Temple, 2 p.m.
Penn at Dartmouth, 6 p.m.
Duquesne at Davidson, 2 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY:
Bentley at Mercyhurst, 7 p.m.
Robert Morris at Sacred Heart, 5 p.m.
Penn State at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Wall's triple-double leads Wizards to 106-94 win over 76ers
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall had his fourth career triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, leading the Washington Wizards over the Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 last night.
Marcin Gortat had 21 points and had 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who had lost five of their previous six. Bradley Beal scored 22 in his first start since Dec. 9.
Ish Smith, cut by Washington during training camp, led Philadelphia with 22 points. Smith, playing for his ninth NBA team in just six seasons, scored 14 points in the third quarter.
The Wizards never trailed and thanks to their highest scoring first quarter of the season, raced to a 38-18 lead.
By midway in the third quarter, they led 76-51. The 76ers cut the lead to 92-83 with 6:12 to play, but made no further headway.
Palat, Stralman lead Lightning past Penguins 6-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In hockey, Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 last night for their eighth consecutive home win.
Tampa Bay, 10-1 overall since Jan. 8, also got a goal from Alex Killorn. Nikita Kucherov had two assists to give him a point in 21 of his last 25 games (17 assists, 32 points).
Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Matt Cullen scored for the Penguins, who had a four-game winning streak end and lost in regulation for just the fourth time in 18 games (10-4-4). Marc-Andre Fleury was pulled midway through the second after allowing four goals on 14 shots and replaced by Jeff Zatkoff.
Crosby moved within one point of reaching 900 points. If he gets the point in his next two games, Crosby will become the 10th-fastest to the milestone.
Nelson-Henry scores 19, Penn outlasts Dartmouth 71-64
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In college basketball, Darien Nelson-Henry scored 19 on 8-of-10 shooting, and freshman Jake Silpe had 13 points, eight assists and five steals — all season highs — to help Penn beat Dartmouth 71-64 last night.
Jackson Donahue added 13 points for Penn (7-11, 1-3 Ivy League).
Silpe hit a 3-pointer and Nelson Henry scored eight — including a pair of 3-point plays — during a 14-5 run that tied it at 50-all with 9:30 to play.
After back-to-back 3s by Connor Boehm and Taylor Johnson gave Dartmouth (7-12, 1-4) a 59-54 lead with five minutes left, Silpe converted a 3-point play to cap an 8-0 run that put Penn up by three with 1:24 remaining.
A pair of free throws by Evan Boudreaux pulled Dartmouth within one, 62-61, 11 seconds later but the Quakers scored nine of the last 12 to seal it.
Boudreaux led Dartmouth with a career-high 27 points.
PLAXICO BURRESS-TAX CHARGE
Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress gets probation for tax evasion
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has five years to repay New Jersey $56,000 in back taxes and restitution.
A judge yesterday sentenced Burress to five years' probation. Burress would face a 364-day jail sentence if he fails to make the payments in time.
The former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets admitted in December he didn't pay $46,000 in state taxes on his $1 million income in 2013. In return for his plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer.
Prosecutors said Burress filed his 2013 state income tax, but the electronic transfer to cover his payment didn't go through. Tax officials said they repeatedly contacted Burress about the matter but didn't get a response.
AG wants dismissal of Penn State officials' charges reversed
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky.
The attorney general's office said Friday it will ask the full Superior Court to overturn last month's decision throwing out several of the more serious allegations against Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley.
A three-judge panel ruled that grand jury testimony by the university's then-general counsel violated the defendants' rights.
That ruling dismissed charges of perjury, obstruction and conspiracy, but left in place charges including failure to report suspected child abuse and endangering the welfare of children.
Spanier's lawyer declined comment. Attorneys for Curley and Schultz didn't return messages.
Spanier is the school's former president and still a member of the faculty. Schultz, a former vice president, and Curley, the former athletic director, are both retired.
BASKETBALL TEAM-ASSAULT PROBE
Chief: Basketball team accuse of 'assaults' over 10 years
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating reports that younger players have been assaulted by older players on a western Pennsylvania high school basketball team for about a decade.
Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold characterized the incidents as "assaults" not hazing, and say they involved use of a stick and had sexual connotations.
Parents who say they know something about the issue contend the issue may be overblown and say the stick wasn't used to sexually penetrate any player.
But Diebold says the police have received "some very serious allegations" through a statewide abuse hotline.
The Leechburg Area High School team has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs that begin next week. The school board has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday night about the boys' basketball team.
No specific players have been accused. School officials aren't commenting citing confidentiality.
Molly Schuyler retakes chicken-eating title at Wing Bowl
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time in three years, Molly Schuyler's chicken-chomping skills led her to victory at Philadelphia's Wing Bowl.
Schuyler downed 429 wings yesterday morning in a photo finish with fellow professional eater Patrick Bertoletti. Bertoletti, who was last year's champ, finished with 408 wings.
The early morning eating ordeal draws boozy spectators who tailgate beforehand outside the city's sports arena to watch flamboyant contestants and suggestively-clad women known as Wingettes.
This year it is known as Wing Bowl 24: Game of Bones. It's a promotion for radio station WIP.
Seven eaters were disqualified, six for throwing up and one for cheating. Wing Bowl's No. 1 rule is "if you heave, you leave."
Former NBA great Dennis Rodman was the featured guest. He called the spectacle "nuts."