TUESDAY, MARCH 11
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Penn at Princeton, 8 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's at Robert Morris, 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Penn at Princeton, 5:30 p.m.
Crosby, Kunitz lead Penguins past Capitals 3-2
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sidney Crosby had a hand in both early goals and Pittsburgh converted on two of its first three shots Monday night, Chris Kunitz scored twice, and the Penguins beat Alex Ovechkin's struggling Washington Capitals 3-2.
Crosby finished with his 30th goal and two assists to raise his NHL-leading point total to 87, matching his uniform number. The Penguins beat Washington for the seventh consecutive time and overtook idle Boston for the Eastern Conference's best record.
The Capitals, who began the day outside of the playoff picture in 10th place in the East, have lost four of their past five games.
Monday featured the largely uneventful NHL debut of Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, a 2010 first-round draft pick.
The teams play each other again Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Knicks send 76ers to 17th straight loss
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
Amar'e Stoudemire added 23 points, and J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony each had 22 as the Knicks won their fourth game in a row.
Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, while Tony Wroten also had 23 points for the struggling 76ers.
The Knicks, who trailed by 12 points in the first quarter, took their biggest lead of the game, 110-89, on the fourth of Hardaway Jr's five 3-pointers with 7:37 left and never led by less than 12 the rest of the way.
Braves' Beachy leaves early with elbow tightness
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher forced to leave early, exiting the Braves' 8-1 win over Philadelphia on Monday because of tightness around his right elbow.
Beachy had been scheduled to throw four innings. He left after pitching two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks.
The 27-year-old righty has been limited to 18 starts in the last two seasons while battling elbow ailments.
On Sunday, projected opening day starter Kris Medlen grabbed his right elbow and walked in the middle of the fourth against the Mets. The Braves later said he had a strained right forearm and would undergo further tests.
Jason Heyward homered on Cliff Lee's second pitch of the game, sending a drive over the fence and beyond the palm trees on the concourse at Bright House Field. It was Heyward's third homer.
Atlanta's Dan Uggla hit his first home run.
AP Source: Steelers to cut LB Woodley
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Pittsburgh Steelers will part ways with linebacker LaMarr Woodley.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move is not yet official. The 29-year-old Woodley will be designated for a post-June 1 salary cap cut, but will be allowed to sign with another team when the new league year begins Tuesday afternoon.
By postponing the move until after June 1, the Steelers will free up about $8 million in salary cap space in 2014. Woodley will, however, count $8.5 million against the team's cap number in 2015.
Woodley signed a six-year, $61 million contract in 2011, but has struggled to remain healthy. He missed at least three games in each of the last three seasons.
BIG TEN EXPERIENCE
Big Ten Experience touts athletic, academics
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - In a room on the ground floor of the conference's sparkling new headquarters, the Big Ten is putting the final touches on its version of Cooperstown or Canton.
Fans will be able to relive some of their favorite moments through a series of interactive exhibits at the Big Ten Experience touting the conference's successes on the field and away from it. The museum opens in the spring or summer, and Commissioner Jim Delany says it will allow "us to create a zone for capturing the past and telling our story."
It's a story that dates to January 11, 1895, when leaders from Purdue, the University of Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin gathered at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago to outline a blueprint for administering athletics.
BIG TEN HONORS
Michigan's Nik Stauskas Big Ten Player of Year
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Michigan's Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten's Player of the Year.
Stauskas led the Big Ten with 13 games of 20 or more points.
Wolverines' head coach John Beilein was named by the media Coach of the Year, while Tim Miles of Nebraska gained the honor from his peers.
Beilein led the Wolverines (23-7) to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986. Under Miles, Nebraska (19-11) earned the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
In other honors, Indiana's Noah Vonleh was named Freshman of the Year by coaches and media. Ohio State's Aaron Craft was named Defensive Player of the Year and Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes was voted the Sixth Man of the Year by coaches.
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