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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gary Ricks Jr. sank six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to help propel Drake to a 78-43 win over Missouri State on Sunday.

Reed Timmer added 17 points while pulling down seven rebounds, Jacob Enevold Jensen and Chris Caird added 10 points apiece as Drake (9-19, 6-10 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 51.8 percent from the floor, including 13 of 21 from 3-point range, to snap a two-game skid.

The Bulldogs broke it open with a 19-2 run in the first half that included 3-pointers from Timmer and Caird and the margin never fell below double figures the rest of the way. Leading 35-14 at the break, Drake continued to pull away in the second half.

Chris Kendrix scored 13 points and Camyn Boone had 12 and 10 rebounds for Missouri State (10-18, 4-12), which was held to 28.1 percent shooting, including just 3 of 19 from long range.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Crawford hit four free throws in the final 9.2 seconds of overtime and Saint Louis beat La Salle 68-64 on Sunday.

Davell Roby had six of his career-high-tying 16 points in overtime for the Billikens (11-16, 3-11 Atlantic 10), including a driving layup and a corner 3 for the first five points of the extra period.

Khalid Lewis and Steve Zack scored back-to-back baskets to pull La Salle (15-12, 7-7) within 63-62 with 51 seconds left.

Roby made 1 of 2 free throws with 23.5 seconds and Crawford pushed the lead to 66-62 on the first of his pair of free throws.

Jordan Price’s pair of free throws with 25.8 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 58, and Achraf Yacoubou missed a 3-pointer for Saint Louis at the buzzer.

Yacoubou had 13 points and Crawford 10.

Price led the Explorers with 22 points and Zack added 16.

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Olivier scored 20 points to lead Eastern Illinois in a come-from-behind 73-65 victory over Southeast Missouri on Sunday night.

Eastern Illinois (16-12, 9-6 Ohio Valley) moves to third place in the West Division, and fourth place overall in the conference. Southeast Missouri (12-16, 6-9) has lost three straight and dropped to fifth in the West.

Southeast Missouri had a nine-point lead at the break, and was up 62-56 with 7:47 left. Eastern Illinois then switched to a 2-3 zone defense, and closed on a 17-3 run to cap its comeback.

Olivier was 7 of 11 from the floor. Trae Anderson scored 17 points, Cornell Johnston had 12 and Reggie Smith chipped in 10 for the Panthers, who shot 50 percent from the field, 44 percent from long range.

Jarekious Bradley scored 18 points to lead four in double figures for Southeast Missouri.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jaylin Airington drilled a jumper with four seconds left to lift Cal State Bakersfield to a 64-62 win over UMKC Saturday night, vaulting the Roadrunners past the Kangaroos and into third place in the Western Athletic Conference standings in the process.

The Roadrunners (12-16, 7-5) were a half-game behind the Kangaroos (11-17, 6-5) going into the game and now are a half-game ahead, trailing first-place New Mexico State and Grand Canyon.

Javonte Maynor knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:33 to play to give the Roadrunners a 60-56 lead, but Frank Williams Jr. answered with a three with 1:15 left to cut the lead to one, 60-59. Kevin Mays’ jumper with 48 seconds left made it 62-59, but Martez Harrison tied it with a 3 with 29 seconds to go.

Airington scored 16 points while Mays and Maynor scored 15 points apiece to lead CS Bakersfield.

Harrison scored 28 points to lead UMKC.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even with skilled stars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in a scoring slump when they arrived in St. Louis.

Blake Comeau changed that Saturday night with two goals and an assist in a 4-2 victory over the Blues.

The win snapped a three-game skid in which Pittsburgh had managed only one goal in each game. Comeau said the Penguins just got back to basics.

“I think we did a lot of things we’ve been preaching over the last couple weeks,” he said. “Getting guys to the net, and the specialty teams came up big. All in all, we’re happy we got the win. I thought we played well tonight.”

Patrick Hornqvist and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Penguins. Crosby got his 40th assist on Hornqvist’s goal.

“It’s been tough,” Crosby said. “We’ve played and battled, but I think we’ve been at one (goal) for three games, so yeah, it’s nice to get four and generate some chances.”

Pittsburgh is 12-4-2 against Western Conference teams and 5-1-1 in its last seven road games.

Playing in place of starter Marc-Andre Fleury, backup goalie Thomas Greiss proved up to the challenge. Greiss stopped 21 shots and had the Blues shut out until giving up a goal to Dmitrij Jaskin with 5:27 left.

“It was a different game today,” Greiss said. “I had a lot of shots where they just walked in, so you have to challenge them and take the angle away. It was a little different game than the last couple.”

Although Fleury has been playing well, Comeau said the Penguins had no problem seeing Greiss in net.

“When he’s in, we have a lot of confidence in him,” Comeau said. “There are a few things there at the end we’ve got to clean up, but he played outstanding for us tonight.”

Ian Cole added a goal for St. Louis on a one-timer at 18:38. Vladimir Tarasenko assisted on both Blues goals, and Brian Elliott made 25 saves.

Elliott was hard on himself afterward.

“It starts with me, obviously, in net,” he said. “I want to give your team a chance to win and when you keep getting scored on throughout the game, it’s got to come to a stop.”

Blues rookie defenseman Petteri Lindbohm made a costly mistake, one night after scoring his first NHL goal in a 5-1 win over Boston.

Attempting to clear the puck from behind his own net late in the first period, Lindbohm tried a pass that was intercepted by Comeau. He walked in front and beat Elliott with a backhand at 16:31.

Pittsburgh extended its lead with two second-period goals. Tarasenko was off for holding when Crosby found Hornqvist in the slot and he beat Elliott at 6:26. Comeau then scored his 14th of the season when he re-directed Simon Despres’ shot from the point at 15:38.

Comeau assisted on Sutter’s 12th goal that made it 4-0 at 12:21 of the third.

“Obviously, that fourth goal can’t happen,” Elliott said. “We managed to get two goals, so it came down to a couple in the end instead of one. You don’t like giving up goals like that.”

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jaylin Airington drilled a jumper with four seconds left to lift Cal State Bakersfield to a 64-62 win over UMKC Saturday night, vaulting the Roadrunners past the Kangaroos and into third place in the Western Athletic Conference standings in the process.

The Roadrunners (12-16, 7-5) were a half-game behind the Kangaroos (11-17, 6-5) going into the game and now are a half-game ahead, trailing first-place New Mexico State and Grand Canyon.

Javonte Maynor knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:33 to play to give the Roadrunners a 60-56 lead, but Frank Williams Jr. answered with a three with 1:15 left to cut the lead to one, 60-59. Kevin Mays’ jumper with 48 seconds left made it 62-59, but Martez Harrison tied it with a 3 with 29 seconds to go.

Airington scored 16 points while Mays and Maynor scored 15 points apiece to lead CS Bakersfield.

Harrison scored 28 points to lead UMKC.

By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At 23, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years.

Two years younger than Tarasenko, Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban wanted a do-over.

“You try to score on every shift so hard,” Tarasenko said after getting the last two goals in the Blues’ 5-1 victory over the sagging Bruins on Friday night. “I need to keep going. We have 25 games more.”

Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues’ first three shots of the second to chase Subban and cancel Tuukka Rask’s scheduled night off. Rask, who has played in 25 of the last 26 games, flipped a chair before leaving the bench.

“Tough start for Malcolm, not getting any shots and then bang, bang, bang, a few goals and that’s it,” Rask said. “I felt bad for him. I just told `Don’t worry about it’ when he was skating off.’”

Brad Marchand scored for Boston, which lost its sixth in a row and played most of the final two periods without David Krejci (lower body). Subban re-entered with 4:06 to go and didn’t see another shot but it was far too late for the Bruins, who are 0-4-2 in their longest winless stretch since going 0-6-4 Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 2010.

Coach Claude Julien yanked Subban with Boston trailing 3-1 to give players a confidence boost. He put him back in because the game was out of hand.

The Bruins are in a tough spot, one point ahead of Florida for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

“We’d like to get a little bit of a break with some good goal-tending from our backup,” Julien said. “And I guess we’ll have to go back to the drawing board and look at how we want to approach this.”

Tarasenko’s 30th of the season capped the four-goal second and he got his 31st midway through the third. At 23 years, 65 days, he’s the team’s youngest 30-goal scorer since Brendan Shanahan got his 30th at 23 years, 63 days in 1991-92.

“He’s a tremendous talent,” forward Alexander Steen said. “He’s extremely skilled and he’s got a heck of a shot.”

Steen had three assists in the second period and goalie Jake Allen moved past a shaky start for the Blues, who mustered just three shots in the first period before coming alive. They made the most of just 15 shots on the night, with Boston getting 27 shots.

“We can quick-strike, and we’re dangerous,” coach Ken Hitchcock said.

The 21-year-old Subban was the Bruins’ first-round pick in 2012. His NHL debut went bad in a hurry, beginning with Lindbohm’s first career goal that went in and out of the glove and then off the goalie’s backside into the net at 48 seconds of the second.

“I guess I’ve got to look at the game tonight and think about all the stuff I did wrong,” Subban said. “Obviously, I was way too deep on all three goals. Regardless of how they went in – tip, screen, whatever, knuckle puck, it doesn’t matter – I’ve got to challenge more.”

Pietrangelo’s first goal in 23 games was a one-timer off Michel Bergeron’s stick and under Subban’s glove at 4:16 and Oshie scored on a drive from the top of the right circle to make it 3-1 at 5:09 and prompt a timeout and the goalie change.

Tarasenko made it four goals on seven shots in the second when he slapped home a rebound on a power play at 13:59, and he beat Rask again from the slot at 11:45 of the third.

The Bruins had a 7-0 shots advantage when Marchand’s 17th goal sailed under Allen’s glove at 10:42 of the first, and the Blues didn’t get their first shot for another 2 1/2 minutes.

The West Plains Lady Zizzers steamrolled over Joplin Thursday night. Harlin Hutchinson has the update:

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(Willow Springs) – The Willow Springs boys and girls won big Thursday during Senior Night in Willow Springs. Marty Spence has your wrap:

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by Andrew Dalton, AP

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 file photo,The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers face off against each other during the second half of an NFL football game in San Diego. The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The teams announced plans for the $1.7 billion stadium in Carson in a joint statement Thursday night, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 file photo,The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers face off against each other during the second half of an NFL football game in San Diego. The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The teams announced plans for the $1.7 billion stadium in Carson in a joint statement Thursday night, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

The proposed $1.7-billion stadium would be in Carson, 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and home to the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team.

The statement says the teams have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and without new agreements in those cities their hands will be forced.

“We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason,” the statement says. “If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises.”

The plan creates the odd prospect of divisional rivals suddenly sharing a home field, and of Los Angeles having two NFL teams after going two decades with none.

And it takes the muddled issue of the NFL’s return to Southern California and makes it downright messy, with at least three viable stadium plans in the works.

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is part of a joint venture to build an 80,000-seat stadium at the site of the former Hollywood Park horse track just 10 miles from Carson in Inglewood.

And a plan remains alive for an NFL facility in downtown Los Angeles. That stadium known as Farmers Field, until recently the leading candidate for the NFL’s return, now becomes a long shot with multiple competitors and no clear team attached.

Earlier this month, the NFL sent a memo warning teams that the league itself will be behind any decision to move to Southern California, and established a committee of owners to review the options.

The Chargers and Raiders statement says they will respect and adhere to the guidelines the league laid out.

The teams said they plan to work in good faith through 2015 to find new agreements to stay in their current homes, where they are both in year-to-year leases and both have sought public funding that has been hard to get.

The Chargers’ talks with San Diego City Hall to replace the nearly 50-year-old Qualcomm Stadium have grown increasingly contentious. Mayor Kevin Faulconer appointed an advisory group earlier this month to recommend a site and financing plan for a new stadium that can go on the November 2016 ballot. But Chargers’ attorney Mark Fabiani told the group that there may not be a publicly acceptable solution to the problem and warned them against using the team for political advantage.

The head of the mayor’s group Adam Day said the new plan came as a “complete surprise.”

“While it’s disappointing to hear the Chargers are moving forward with plans in Los Angeles, we remain committed to finding a solution in San Diego,” Day said in a statement.

The Raiders’ even older Oakland Coliseum has had sewage and electrical problems and is now the only stadium in the US used as the home for both an NFL and Major League Baseball team, the Oakland Athletics. The team wants to build a new stadium at the site but talks with the city have shown little progress.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said she spoke Thursday night with team president and CEO Marc Badain, “and he continued to assure me that the Raiders’ first priority is to stay in Oakland in a new stadium.”

Schaaf said she wants to be “a responsible steward of the public dollar, to keep my sports teams and” to redevelop the neighborhood around the Coliseum. She added: “I am committed to not putting public dollars into stadium construction.”

The Rams have been in a similar struggle with St. Louis, but have made progress with a burgeoning plan for a 64,000-seat stadium there on the city’s north riverfront.

All three teams have Los Angeles ties. The Rams called the area home from 1946 to 1994, the Raiders were here from 1982 to 1994 and the Chargers played their inaugural 1960 season in LA.