OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Odyssey Sims overcame an ankle injury and scored 19 points to help No. 9 Baylor defeat No. 7 West Virginia 74-71 last night in the Big 12 women's championship game. Niya Johnson also had 19 points and made four free throws in the final minute. Nina Davis added 16 points for the Lady Bears. The Lady Bears have won 15 of their past 16 games.
DALLAS (AP) - The game between Dallas and the Columbus Blue Jackets was called off in the first period after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. Play was halted 6:23 into the game last night as Peverley was carried from the bench. Columbus was leading 1-0 when the game was suspended. Peverley missed the start of the season because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.
VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Gio Gonzalez struck out the first five batters he faced then struggled to get out of the second inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 7-3 last night. Carlos Corporan followed George Springer's two-out infield hit with a two-run homer. Gonzalez then gave up a walk, a double and hit a batter to load the bases before escaping on a flyball out.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Yu Darvish pitched five positive innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 yesterday. Darvish allowed two runs and five hits. He yielded RBI doubles to Jay Bruce in the fourth and Ramon Santiago in the fifth. The Rangers seized the lead in the fifth on Elvis Andrus' two-out, two-run single.
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