Staal's goal lifts Hurricanes past Blue Jackets 5-3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Skinner is just trying to keep up with his productive linemates. They've helped the Carolina Hurricanes keep pace in their push for an elusive playoff berth.

  • Written by JOEDY McCREARY , AP Sports Writer

Jankoska, Michigan State women beat No. 11 Ohio State 94-75

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tori Jankoska set Michigan State's single-game scoring record with 42 points and became the Spartans career scoring leader in a 94-75 victory over No. 11 Ohio State on Tuesday night.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NBA hopeful, stricken by illness, returns to basketball

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin has arrived in Serbia after being cleared to play basketball again, 2½ years after he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during a physical before the NBA draft.

  • Written by DUSAN STOJANOVIC , Associated Press