Tuesday, February 17
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are playing their way back into playoff contention. Michael Raffl and Matt Read scored for the Flyers in a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. The Flyers host Columbus tonight while the Sabres are at New Jersey. The teams meet again on Thursday night in Philadelphia.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In men's college hoop action, Number 2 Virginia used a late 8-0 scoring run to beat Pittsburgh 61-49 last night. Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points for Virginia. Jamel Artis scored 20 and Sheldon Jeter added 10 for Pittsburgh.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Number 6 Villanova cruised to an 80-54 victory over Seton Hall last night. Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points, and Daniel Ochefu had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Dylan Ennis had 12 points and Ryan Arcidiacono and JayVaughn Pinkston each scored 10 to help Villanova win its seventh straight game.
NEW YORK (AP) — America's top dog show has started, with Swagger the old English sheepdog getting off to a good start at the Westminster Kennel Club. The show began yesterday with 2,711 dogs that come in 192 breeds and varieties. The early favorite is a Portuguese water dog named Matisse who is a cousin of President Barack Obama's pet Sunny. The best in show will be picked tonight at Madison Square Garden.