RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty both had a goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a 10-game losing streak against the New York Rangers with a 3-1 win Tuesday night. Elias Lindholm added an insurance goal for Carolina late in the third period. Cam Ward made 24 saves for his first win since Dec. 31.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner says he's retiring from the NFL after nine seasons. Hangarter played seven seasons with the Panthers. He appeared in 115 games during his career with 85 starts.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Akeem Richmond scored 36 points, including a school-record 11 3-pointers, as 12th-seeded East Carolina beat No. 13 seed Texas-San Antonio 79-76 in the first round of the Conference USA tournament Tuesday night. Paris Campbell added 20 points for ECU, which will face fifth-seeded UTEP on Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - For No. 1 Florida, it's nothing more than a warm-up for the bigger games to come. For struggling Kentucky, it's a chance to regain a little swagger. For everyone else, the Southeastern Conference tournament looks like the last chance to earn a spot in the NCAAs.
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