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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - February 6, 2014, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania B2 GETTYSBURG TIMES • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 CALENDAR TODAY HIGH SCHOOL Boys’ Basketball Waynesboro at New Oxford, 7: 30 Fair fi eld at Littlestown, 7: 30 Girls’ Basketball Hanover at New Oxford, 6 ( varsity) Littlestown at Fair fi eld, 7 Wrestling New Oxford at York Tech, 7 DAILY LISTINGS TODAY GOLF 11 a. m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, fi rst round, at Johannesburg ( same- day tape) 3 p. m. TGC — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro- Am, fi rst round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p. m. ESPN — Connecticut at Cincinnati ESPN2 — LSU at Georgia ESPNU — Robert Morris at LIU 9 p. m. ESPN — Oregon at Arizona ESPN2 — Penn St. at Michigan St. ESPNU — Murray St. at Belmont FS1 — UTEP at East Carolina 11 p. m. ESPNU — Santa Clara at BYU FS1 — Oregon St. at Arizona St. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p. m. TNT — San Antonio at Brooklyn 10: 30 p. m. TNT — Chicago at Golden State WINTER OLYMPICS At Sochi, Russia All events taped unless noted as Live NBC 8 p. m. Figure Skating - ( Team Event: Men’s Short Program, Pairs’ Short Program); Men’s and Women’s Snowboarding - Slopestyle Competition; Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Moguls Competition ON THIS DAY Feb. 6: 1958 — Ted Williams signs a contract with the Boston Red Sox for $ 135,000, making him the highest paid player in major league history. . . 1967 — Muhammad Ali successfully defends his world heavyweight title with a 15- round decision over Ernest Terrell in the Houston Astrodome. . . 1970 — The NBA expands to 18 teams with the addition of franchises in Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland. . . 1973 — The West beats the East, 123- 111, in the ABA All- Star Game held in Salt Lake City. Willie Wise of the Utah Stars leads all scorers with 26. Denver’s Warren Jabali wins the MVP after leading the West to a second- half comeback, scoring 12 of his 16 points in the third quarter. . . 1981 — Wayne Gretzky scores three goals and three assists in a 10- 4 Edmonton victory over the Winnipeg Jets, giving him 100 points in the season. . . 1983 — Green Bay’s John Jefferson catches a touchdown pass from Dallas’ Danny White with 31 seconds remaining to give the NFC a 20- 19 win over the AFC in the Pro Bowl. . . 1985 — Seventeenyear- old Dianne Roffe becomes the fi rst U. S. woman to win a gold medal in a World Alpine Ski Championship race, capturing the giant slalom in 2: 18.53. . . 1990 — Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues scores his 50th goal, making him and his Hall of Famer father, Bobby Hull, the only fatherson combination in NHL history to reach that milestone. . . 1993 — Mike Gartner, a late addition to the NHL All- Star game, scores four goals to lead the Wales Conference to a record 16- 6 rout of the Campbell Conference. . . 1994 — The NFC forces six turnovers and holds onto the ball for 38 minutes en route to a 17- 3 win over the AFC in the Pro Bowl. . . 2000 — Randy Moss sets records with nine catches for 212 yards, and Mike Alstott scores three touchdowns in the NFC’s 51- 31 victory over the AFC, the highest- scoring Pro Bowl. . . 2000 — Pavel Bure records the 11th hat trick in All- Star history and goalie Olaf Kolzig plays a shutout third period as the World team routs North America 9- 4 in the NHL’s 50th All- Star game. Wayne Gretzky’s sweater No. 99 is of fi cially retired permanently by the NHL in a pregame ceremony. . . 2005 — The New England Patriots win their third Super Bowl in four years, 24- 21 over the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s their ninth straight postseason victory, equaling Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers. . . 2010 — Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith lead a class of seven new members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The NFL’s career receiving and rushing leaders were joined in the Hall by John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little and Dick LeBeau. . . 2010 — LeBron James scores 47 points, including 24 straight for Cleveland in the fi rst half, and the Cavaliers holds off the New York Knicks 113- 106. James sets a franchise record with 35 points in the fi rst half. . . 2011 — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady becomes the fi rst unanimous choice for The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Brady gets all 50 votes since the AP began using a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league. . . 2011 — Aaron Rodgers throws three touchdown passes and Nick Collins returns an interception for another score, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 31- 25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. EXTRA POINT 72 IN 500? Morgan Shepherd will attempt to become the oldest driver to race in the Daytona 500 when he tries to qualify later this month. Shepherd turned 72 in October. He became the oldest driver to compete in a Sprint Cup race last summer at New Hampshire. He’ll try to qualify for the Daytona 500 in the No. 93 Support Military Foundation Toyota in collaboration with BK Racing. Shepherd partnered with SMF when he ran New Hampshire last July. It was Shepherd’s fi rst Cup race since 2006. He ran 92 laps before retiring. Shepherd ran eight Nationwide Series races last season, and ran the full 34- race schedule in 2011. Shepherd has competed in 15 previous Daytona 500s, with a career- best fi nish of second in 1992 while driving for The Wood Brothers. H. S. WRESTLING PIAA Team Championships ( District- place team) Thursday — First Round Giant Center, Hershey Class AAA 7- 3 North Allegheny vs. 3- 1 Cumberland Valley 11- 2 Parkland vs. 6- 1 Central Mountain 4- 1 Jersey Shore vs. 7- 2 Latrobe 1- 1 Boyertown vs. 2- 1 Wyoming Valley West 11- 1 Nazareth vs. 9- 1 St. Mary’s 1- 2 Spring- Ford vs. 12- 1 Father Judge 10- 1 McDowell vs. 3- 2 Central Dauphin 3- 3 Wilson vs. 7- 1 Franklin Regional Class AA 3- 2 Hamburg vs. 7- 1 Burrell 9- 1 Brookville vs. 2- 1 Western Wayne 11- 1 Bethlehem Catholic vs. 1- 1 Lower Moreland 10- 2 Ft. LeBoeuf vs. 4- 1 Towanda 11- 2 Saucon Valley vs. 10- 1 Reynolds 7- 2 South Fayette vs. 6- 1 Huntingdon 4- 2 Montoursville vs. 5- 1 Chestnut Ridge 9- 2 Redbank Valley vs. 3- 1 Boiling Springs H. S. BASKETBALL YAIAA Tournament Friday Boys At Red Lion Bermudian Springs vs. William Penn, 6 Delone Catholic vs. Central York, 7: 30 At Spring Grove West York vs. Hanover, 6 York Suburban vs. Red Lion, 7: 30 Girls At Central York Delone Catholic vs. Susquehannock, 6 York Catholic vs. Dallastown, 7: 30 At Dallastown Eastern York vs. West York, 6 Bermudian Springs vs. Dover, 7: 30 District 3 Power Ratings Includes results thru 2/ 4 ( Note: District 3 has extended its qualifying deadline, and will count games played on Friday, 2/ 7 toward playoff ratings) BOYS Class AAAA Top 20 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. Wilson 20- 2 .823 2. Central York 19- 2 .821 3. Cedar Crest 17- 4 .785 4. Reading 16- 6 .763 5. Harrisburg 16- 5 .760 6. Cumberland Valley 16- 5 .757 7. Hemp fi eld 15- 6 .743 8. William Penn 16- 5 .741 9. Red Lion 18- 4 .740 10. Carlisle 15- 6 .737 11. McCaskey 14- 7 .732 12. Hershey 14- 7 .709 13. Lebanon 15- 6 .701 14. Mechanicsburg 13- 7 .696 15. CD East 13- 8 .695 16. Manheim Twp. 12- 9 .688 17. Lower Dauphin 12- 7 .683 18. Waynesboro 15- 6 .662 19. Cocalico 11- 9 .649 20. Lampeter- Strasburg 14- 7 .647 36. New Oxford 5- 16 .429 Class AAA Top 18 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. Bishop McDevitt 20- 1 .812 2. West York 21- 1 .773 3. Boiling Springs 19- 2 .759 4. Berks Catholic 18- 3 .7534 5. Susquehanna Twp. 13- 5 .7531 6. Bermudian Springs 20- 1 .734 7. Manheim Central 19- 2 .720 8. Lancaster Mennonite 16- 4 .717 9. Lancaster Catholic 16- 5 .693 10. Steel- High 17- 5 .682 11. Conrad Weiser 14- 6 .668 12. Milton Hershey 15- 6 .660 13. Gettysburg 15- 7 .659 14. Northern Lebanon 16- 5 .654 15. York Suburban 16- 6 .651 16. Wyomissing 15- 6 .623 17. Northeastern 12- 10 .617 18. Dover 10- 11 .603 36. Littlestown 2- 19 .308 Class AA Top 10 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. Hanover 17- 5 .619 2. Columbia 13- 8 .597 3. Camp Hill 14- 8 .591 4. Delone Catholic 14- 8 .575 5. Tulpehocken 15- 5 .560 6. Trinity 7- 12 .549 7. York Catholic 10- 11 .531 8. Upper Dauphin 11- 10 .430 9. Halifax 9- 9 .404 10. Biglerville 7- 14 .395 14. Fair fi eld 5- 16 .302 Class A Top 12 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. Lebanon Catholic 12- 7 .595 2. Mt. Calvary Christian 17- 3 .567 3. Greenwood 14- 5 .558 4. New Hope Academy 10- 8 .534 5. West Shore Christian 14- 5 .520 6. Lanc. Co. Christian 14- 4 .513 7. Antietam 13- 9 .483 8. Lititz Christian 13- 7 .422 9. Harrisburg Academy 11- 8 .401 10. Harrisburg Christian 12- 8 .397 11. Covenant Christian 11- 8 .395 12. Conestoga Christian 11- 8 .381 GIRLS Class AAAA Top 20 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. Manheim Twp. 21- 0 .825 2. Cumberland Valley 18- 2 .812 3. Dover 18- 2 .797 4. Wilson 15- 7 .788 5. Cedar Crest 16- 5 .760 6. Mechanicsburg 18- 2 .741 7. Lebanon 17- 4 .738 8. Dallastown 16- 6 .732 9. Central Dauphin 12- 9 .726 10. Red Lion 14- 8 .707 11. Cocalico 14- 7 .700 12. Hemp fi eld 13- 8 .692 13. Muhlenberg 14- 8 .690 14. CD East 12- 9 .687 15. Exeter Twp. 15- 6 .672 16. Lampeter- Strasburg 15- 5 .669 17. New Oxford 12- 9 .668 18. Governor Mif fl in 12- 10 .667 19. Harrisburg 13- 9 .658 20. Hershey 14- 7 .655 Class AAA Top 18 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. Susquehannock 18- 3 .788 2. Palmyra 19- 3 .768 3. Greencastle- Antrim 20- 0 .7598 4. Fleetwood 18- 2 .7593 5. Lancaster Catholic 20- 1 .728 6. Berks Catholic 16- 4 .727 7. West York 15- 7 .715 8. Middletown 18- 3 .709 9. Conrad Weiser 14- 6 .683 10. Susquenita 18- 4 .673 11. West Perry 15- 6 .657 12. Eastern York 15- 7 .651 13. ELCO 13- 7 .649 14. Hamburg 14- 8 .629 15. Northeastern 12- 10 .628 16. Gettysburg 13- 8 .623 17. Donegal 12- 7 .621 18. Trinity 10- 10 .617 25. Bermudian Springs 10- 11 .512 32. Littlestown 3- 17 .294 Class AA Top 10 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. York Catholic 18- 3 .720 2. Delone Catholic 18- 3 .697 3. Oley Valley 16- 6 .649 4. Camp Hill 15- 6 .630 5. Tulpehocken 13- 7 .527 6. Biglerville 11- 10 .501 7. Hanover 11- 10 .496 8. Annville- Cleona 10- 10 .494 9. Bishop McDevitt 5- 14 .472 10. Brandywine Heights 10- 10 .452 18. Fair fi eld 1- 17 .234 Class A Top 12 qualify for playoffs Rec. Rat. 1. Harrisburg Christian 19- 1 .653 2. Lanc. Co. Christian 16- 2 .549 3. Halifax 15- 5 .526 4. Christian Sch. of York 13- 5 .464 5. Steel- High 6- 16 .422 6. Harrisburg Academy 11- 5 .416 7. Upper Dauphin 11- 9 .413 8. Greenwood 9- 10 .385 9. Veritas Academy 12- 8 .381 10. Mt. Calvary 11- 9 .372 11. Lititz Christian 9- 10 .338 12. Antietam 8- 13 .337 COLLEGE BASKETBALL AP Top 25 Schedule Wednesday’s Games No. 4 Wichita State 65, Indiana State 58 No. 5 San Diego St. at Boise St., n No. 10 Michigan 79, Nebraska 50 No. 13 St. Louis 65, Saint Joseph’s 49 No. 14 Louisville at Houston, n No. 20 Virginia 77, Boston College 67 West Virginia 91, No. 21 Oklahoma 86 OT No. 23 Gonzaga vs. Portland, n No. 25 Pittsburgh 59, Miami 55 OT Today’s Games No. 2 Arizona vs. Oregon, 9 p. m. No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 22 UConn, 7 p. m. No. 9 Michigan State vs. Penn State, 9 p. m. Friday’s Games No. 6 Villanova vs. Seton Hall, 7 p. m. No. 12 Creighton vs. DePaul, 9: 07 p. m. Saturday’s Games No. 3 Florida vs. Alabama, Noon No. 4 Wichita St. at Northern Iowa, 9 p. m. No. 5 San Diego State vs. Nevada, 10 p. m. No. 7 Cincinnati at SMU, 7: 30 p. m. No. 8 Kansas vs. West Virginia, 4 p. m. No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, 2 p. m. No. 11 Duke at Boston College, 6 p. m. No. 13 Saint Louis at La Salle, 5 p. m. No. 15 Texas at Kansas State, 1: 30 p. m. No. 16 Iowa State vs. TCU, 4 p. m. No. 18 Kentucky at Mississippi St., 1: 30 No. 19 Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech, 9: 30 No. 20 Virginia at Georgia Tech, Noon No. 21 Oklahoma vs. Baylor, 7 p. m. No. 23 Gonzaga at No. 24 Memphis, 9 p. m. No. 25 Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech, Noon Sunday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse vs. Clemson, 6 p. m. No. 2 Arizona vs. Oregon State, 7 p. m. No. 9 Michigan State at Wisconsin, 1 p. m. No. 12 Creighton at St. John’s, 7 p. m. No. 22 UConn at UCF, 6 p. m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Penn State Signing Day list Marcus Allen, db, 6- 2, 188, Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. ( Upper Marlboro, Md.) HS Mark Allen, rb, 5- 7, 190, DeMatha Catholic ( Hyattsville, Md.) HS Troy Apke, wr, 6- 2, 195, Mt. Lebanon ( Pittsburgh, Pa.) HS Tarow Barney, dl, 6- 2, 300, Northwest Mississippi ( Senatobia, Miss.) HS Noah Beh, ol, 6- 6, 260, Scranton Prep, Scranton, Pa. Saeed Blacknall, wr, 6- 2, 210 Manalapan ( Englishtown, N. J.) HS Brendan Brosnan, ol, 6- 6, 285, Maine South ( Park Ridge, Ill.) HS Torrence Brown, dl, 6- 4, 240, Tuscaloosa ( Ala.) Academy Jason Cabinda, olb 6- 1, 240, Hunterdon Central ( Flemington, N. J.) HS Christian Campbell, db, 6- 1, 195, Phenix City Central ( Ala.) HS Koa Farmer, lb, 6- 1, 205, Notre Dame ( Lake View Terrace, Calif.) HS Mike Gesicki, te, 6- 5, 245, Southern Regional ( Manahawkin, N. J.) HS Chris Godwin, wr, 6- 2, 205, Middletown ( Del.) HS Grant Haley, cb, 5- 10, 185, Lovett School, Atlanta, Ga. Trace McSorley, qb, 6- 0, 190, Briar Woods ( Ashburn, Va.) HS Michael O’Connor, qb, 6- 5, 225, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. Amani Oruwariye, db, 6- 1, 185, Gaither ( Tampa, Fla.) HS Troy Reeder, lb, 6- 3, 235, Salesianum ( Wilmington, Del.) HS Nick Scott, rb, 6- 0, 190, Fairfax ( Va.) HS Chance Sorrell, ol, 6- 6, 270, Middletown ( Ohio) HS Johnathan Thomas, rb, 5- 11, 220, St. John’s Prep, Danvers, Mass. De’Andre Thompkins, wr, 6- 0, 175, Swansboro ( N. C.) HS Antoine White, dl, 6- 2, 280, Millville ( N. J.) HS Daquan Worley, db, 5- 10, 180, Coatesville ( Pa.) HS Chasz Wright, ol, 6- 7, 310, Milford Academy, New Berlin, N. Y. Pitt Signing Day list Patrick Amara, DB, 6- 2, 190, West Catholic HS, Lansdowne, Pa. Adam Bertke, QB, 6- 6, 210, Marion Local HS, Maria Stein, Ohio Rori Blair, DE, 6- 4, 230, Upper St. Clair HS, Pittsburgh, Pa. Alex Bookser, OT, 6- 6, 295, Mount Lebanon HS, Pittsburgh, Pa. Dennis Briggs, RB, 5- 10, 195, Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, Pa. Jaquan Davidson, ATH, 6- 2, 170, Elizabeth Forward HS, Elizabeth, Pa. Jamal Davis II, LB, 6- 2, 200, McKinley HS, Canton, Ohio Connor Dintino, DL, 6- 3, 295, Choate Rosemary Hall HS, Conn., Mashpee, Mass. James Folston Jr., OLB, 6- 3, 200, Cocoa HS, Rockledge, Fla. Mike Grimm, OT, 6- 6, 325, Bethel Park HS, Bethel Park, Pa. Connor Hayes, OG, 6- 4, 270, Traverse City West HS, Traverse City, Mich. Mike Herndon, DL, 6- 4, 320, Riverheads HS, Staunton, Va. Chris James, RB, 5- 11, 210, Notre Dame College Prep, Chicago, Ill. Adonis Jennings, WR, 6- 3, 195, Timber Creek HS, Clementon, N. J. Avonte Maddox, CB, 5- 9, 165, Martin Luther King HS, Detroit, Mich. Phillipie Motley, CB, 5- 10, 170, Hilliard Davidson HS, Columbus, Ohio Brian O’Neil, TE, 6- 6, 245, Salesianum School, Wilmington, Del. Qadree Ollison, RB, 6- 2, 215, Canisius HS, Niagara Falls, N. Y. Shane Roy, DE, 6- 4, 235, Reading, Ohio Community HS Hez Trahan, DE, 6- 4, 245, Roman Catholic HS, Philadelphia, Pa. Jalen Williams, S, 6- 2, 180, Newburgh, Free Academy, Newburgh, N. Y. Quintin Wirginis, OLB, 6- 2, 220, Fox Chapel HS, Pittsburgh, Pa. Elijah Zeise, WR, 6- 2, 195, North Allegheny HS, Pittsburgh, Pa. BUSINESS Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Dave Machemer special assignment scout, Jeff Stevens ad Dan Durst amateur scouts, Ray Naimoli senior manager of corporate partnership sales, Cathy Jerome senior manager of partnership marketing and Bill Marriott manager of coporate partnership sales. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with 1B/ OF Bryan LaHair on a minor league contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Announced RHP Chaz Roe rejected outright assignment and elected free agency. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with INF Justin Turner on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METS — Named Haeda Mihaltses executive director, external affairs. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with C Koyie Hill on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Recalled G Lorenzo Brown from Delaware ( NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Released CB Asante Samuel and LB Stephen Nicholas. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Named Mike Neu quarterbacks coach. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Announced David Beckham exercised his option for an expansion team, which will be located in Miami. Signed M Benji Joya. COLLEGE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Named Carlos Padilla II executive director of the Miami Beach Bowl. FLORIDA STATE — Named Charles Kelly defensive coordinator. IOWA STATE — Named Mark Mangino tight ends coach and offensive coordinator, Tommy Mangino wide receivers coach and Brandon Blaney offensive line coach. N ATIONAL H OCKEY L EAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 55 36 16 3 75 167 120 Tampa Bay 56 32 19 5 69 163 139 Montreal 57 30 21 6 66 139 139 Toronto 58 30 22 6 66 171 180 Detroit 56 25 19 12 62 146 158 Ottawa 57 25 21 11 61 164 182 Florida 56 22 27 7 51 137 175 Buffalo 56 15 33 8 38 108 169 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 57 40 15 2 82 183 134 N. Y. Rangers 57 31 23 3 65 150 141 Columbus 56 29 23 4 62 167 156 Philadelphia 57 28 23 6 62 157 165 Carolina 55 25 21 9 59 138 153 New Jersey 57 23 21 13 59 133 142 Washington 57 25 23 9 59 164 173 N. Y. Island. 58 22 28 8 52 160 191 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 58 34 10 14 82 205 161 St. Louis 55 37 12 6 80 189 130 Colorado 56 36 15 5 77 168 148 Minnesota 58 30 21 7 67 142 145 Dallas 56 26 21 9 61 161 161 Winnipeg 58 28 25 5 61 163 167 Nashville 57 25 23 9 59 142 172 Paci fi c Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 58 40 13 5 85 191 143 San Jose 57 35 16 6 76 170 139 Los Angeles 58 30 22 6 66 137 127 Vancouver 58 27 22 9 63 143 152 Phoenix 56 26 20 10 62 160 167 Calgary 56 21 28 7 49 132 175 Edmonton 58 19 33 6 44 150 196 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 1 Chicago at Anaheim, n Dallas at San Jose, n Today’s Games Calgary at N. Y. Islanders, 7 p. m. Edmonton at N. Y. Rangers, 7 p. m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 7 p. m. Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p. m. Vancouver at Montreal, 7: 30 p. m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 7: 30 p. m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7: 30 p. m. Detroit at Florida, 7: 30 p. m. Boston at St. Louis, 8 p. m. Nashville at Minnesota, 8 p. m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10: 30 p. m. Friday’s Games ( Partial) Edmonton at New Jersey, 7 p. m. N. Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p. m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p. m. Chicago at Phoenix, 9 p. m. N ATIONAL B ASKETBALL A SSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 26 22 .542 — Brooklyn 21 25 .457 4 New York 19 30 .388 7 ½ Boston 17 33 .340 10 Philadelphia 15 35 .300 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 34 13 .723 — Atlanta 25 23 .521 9 ½ Washington 24 24 .500 10 ½ Charlotte 22 28 .440 13 ½ Orlando 14 37 .275 22 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 38 10 .792 — Chicago 24 24 .500 14 Detroit 19 29 .396 19 Cleveland 16 33 .327 22 ½ Milwaukee 9 39 .188 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 36 13 .735 — Houston 33 17 .660 3 ½ Dallas 29 21 .580 7 ½ Memphis 26 22 .542 9 ½ New Orleans 21 27 .438 14 ½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 40 11 .784 — Portland 35 14 .714 4 Denver 23 23 .500 14 ½ Minnesota 24 25 .490 15 Utah 16 32 .333 22 ½ Paci fi c Division W L Pct GB L. A. Clippers 34 17 .667 — Golden State 29 20 .592 4 Phoenix 29 20 .592 4 L. A. Lakers 17 32 .347 16 Sacramento 16 32 .333 16 ½ Wednesday’s Games Orlando 112, Detroit 98 Boston 114, Philadelphia 108 San Antonio 125, Washington 118,2OT L. A. Lakers 119, Cleveland 108 Houston 122, Phoenix 108 Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 97 Dallas 110, Memphis 96 New Orleans 105, Atlanta 100 Portland 94, New York 90 Milwaukee at Denver, n Toronto at Sacramento, n Miami at L. A. Clippers, n Today’s Games San Antonio at Brooklyn, 8 p. m. Chicago at Golden State, 10: 30 p. m. Friday’s Games ( Partial) Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p. m. Portland at Indiana, 7 p. m. L. A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 7 p. m. Cleveland at Washington, 7 p. m. Sacramento at Boston, 7: 30 p. m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 7: 30 p. m. M AJOR L EAGUE B ASEBALL DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK — The NFL has decided to shift eight of its Thursday night games to a broadcast network, and announced Wednesday that CBS won the bid to showcase more of television’s hottest property. CBS will air the games during the fi rst eight weeks of the season with its top broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, simulcasting them with the NFL Network. The league’s cable network will show six Thursday night games alone later in the season, produced by CBS with Nantz and Simms also in the booth. Two Saturday games are included in the deal, but it is unclear whether they will be on CBS or the NFL Network. The NFL said the contract is for one year, and the league has an option to extend it for 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed. CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and Turner were all interested in the NFL’s Thursday night package. Live television events like sports and awards shows are increasingly important for broadcasters as the audience fragments for traditional fare, and football games are the most dependable ratings- grabbers. Sunday’s Super Bowl, with 112.2 million viewers, set a record as the most- watched program in U. S. television history. NBC’s biggest hit each fall is its Sunday night package of NFL games. The NFL started a limited package of Thursday games in 2006, and showed 13 games on the NFL Network this past season. Its goal is to both increase the visibility of the NFL Network through promotion on television’s most- watched network, along with putting the Thursday games on fi rmer footing, said Brian Rolapp, the league’s executive vice president for media. “ We want to make Thursday night football as big as possible in the minds of the NFL fan,” Rolapp said. Part of the reason for a short- term deal is the NFL’s indecision about whether it sees the Thursday night franchise as best for its cable network in years to come, or whether the rights money and greater exposure offered by a broadcast network is the smarter fi nancial play. CBS will have no fl exibility in what games it broadcasts on Thursdays. The NFL will announce its Thursday schedule before the season begins, Rolapp said. CBS is already the top- rated network, and its victory with the NFL short- circuited what would have been a strong move by a rival to cut into its lead. “ You can never be too rich or too thin,” CBS Corp. Chairman Leslie Moonves said. “ You can never have too much programming.” CBS airs its most popular comedy, “ The Big Bang Theory,” on a strong Thursday night schedule. The NFL package will enable CBS to start its Thursday night schedule later in the fall, around the beginning of November, and give it a large audience to promote its other programming. CBS will also probably sprinkle some of its Thursday shows elsewhere on the schedule in early fall to give other nights a boost, Moonves said. Not only will the games provide a short- term boost for CBS, but the network hopes relationships forged in this deal will offer an advantage if future Thursday games come up for bid. “ It’s our hope that our ratings, our performance and our production is pleasing to the NFL and this deal can continue on beyond this year or two,” Moonves said. DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — Opening day will have a different meaning this year for Baltimore Orioles reliever Troy Patton. When the Orioles launch the 2014 season at Camden Yards on March 31 against the defending champion Boston Red Sox, Patton will start serving the 25- game suspension he received in December for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Patton took Adderall, a drug commonly used to combat Attention De fi cit Hyperactivity Disorder, late in the 2013 season and then was given a random drug test. Because Patton did not have a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall and it was his second positive test for a banned stimulant, Baltimore’s left- handed relief specialist was suspended and will lose $ 174,180 of his $ 1,275,000 salary. “ It was a stupid mistake, especially having failed one prior test,” Patton said last weekend. “ I made the mistake and now I’m just ready to deal with it.” Patton cringes when he thinks about the Orioles opening the season without him. “ It was real frustrating because my goal every year is to run down that orange carpet,” he said. “ That would mean I made it again, another year with the team. Missing those fi rst few games against Boston at home is going to hurt real bad.” The pain began when he learned of his suspension, which followed a season in which the 28- year- old went 2- 0 with a 3.70 ERA in 56 games. Although clearly repentant, Patton acknowledged he “ let down” his teammates in their bid to get off to a good start in the highly competitive AL East. But he also wants Baltimore fans to know that Adderall is not a performance- enhancing drug. “ I don’t want fans to associate the Adderall with steroids or things of that nature because it’s a completely different thing,” he said. “ People take Adderall every day for normal usage. Four times the normal percentage of people in baseball take it than in the real world. It’s not something that I was doing to try to get bigger, faster, stronger. It’s something I was trying to do just to have some energy and alertness.” Patton can’t return until April 29 at the earliest. He won’t see much action during spring training, either. “ Why would I give him innings when he can’t pitch until April something when I can use that to evaluate somebody else?” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “ I’m not going to have him pitch in an intrasquad game and then there are two months before he pitches. He may not pitch a whole lot before we break camp.” Patton insists he needs treatment for ADHD, but he can’t get a prescription for Adderall because of his misstep with the drug. “ I still think I’m ADD and I would like to take Adderall but it’s going to more dif fi cult now to go through that process,” he said. “ I know I can play without it. I have for years. It’s not something that I desperately need.” And so, Patton guarantees he won’t be using it anytime soon. “ I’m not going to keep Adderall within a mile of me,” he said. “ It’s much more of a penalty next time — 80 games. I can’t afford to miss half a season. It’s not even going to be a question. It’s no longer in my repertoire at all. It’s over with.” NFL awards Thursday night contract to CBS N ATIONAL F OOTBALL L EAGUE Patton laments mistake BANNED — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Troy Patton will formally begin a 25- game suspension he received in December after testing positive for a banned amphetamine. A SSOCIATED P RESS P HOTOGRAPH ;