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.
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.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back punter Chris Jones. Jones signed an exclusive rights tender after finishing with a net average of 39 yards in his first full season in 2013. He played in two games in 2011 and four more the following season before a knee injury ended his year.
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