ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - T.J. Oshie (OH'-shee) and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals as the St. Louis Blues took over the top spot in the NHL standings with a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild last night. Oshie beat Ilya Bryzgalov (IHL'-yuh brihs-GAH'-lahf) through the five-hole in the first round. Steen sealed the win in the following round after the Blues' Brian Elliott turned away Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - No. 17 Saint Louis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 64-62 victory over Massachusetts yesterday as the Billikens won the Atlantic 10 regular season title outright for the second straight season. Jordair Jett scored on a driving layup with 3 seconds to play. Chaz Williams had 20 points and nine assists for the Minutemen.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - No. 2 Wichita State remained the nation's lone unbeaten after defeating Indiana State 83-69 yesterday in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final. The Shockers got tested in the second half before putting the title game out of reach with a 13-0 run that put them up by 18 points with 5:38 to go. Wichita State matched the NCAA record for victories to start the season held by UNLV in 1990-91.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals signed Cuban free agent shortstop Aledmys (Ah-led-mees) Diaz to a major league contract. He'll report to spring training today. The 23-year-old Diaz batted .315 with 12 home runs and 11 steals in 270 at-bats in 2012 for Cuba's highest professional league.
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