CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat beat Carter Hutton during a perfect shootout, sending the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Artem Anisimov scored twice for Chicago, which had dropped four of five. Duncan Keith and Brendan Perlini also scored, and Corey Crawford made 35 saves.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester said Tommy Hottovy’s transition from advance scout to pitching coach has been smooth so far. Hottovy is the third pitching coach in the last three years for the Cubs, but he’s spent four years in the organization, working with pitchers on mechanics and game planning. Lester says Hottovy just needs to adapt to being on the field instead of watching on TV from the clubhouse.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Young catcher Miguel Amaya from Panama appears to have a bright future with the Chicago Cubs. Director of international pro scouting Alex Suarez says Amaya has certain intangibles that teams look for behind the plate. Amaya is slowly making his way up, playing last season at Class A South Bend, where he batted .256 with 12 home runs and 52 RBIs in 116 games.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar pitched a hitless seventh inning in the New York Yankees’ 6-0 win over Philadelphia in his second spring training appearance. The 32-year-old right-hander made a high throw to first for an error on Sean Rodriguez’s comebacker. Lane Adams hit a flyout and Andrew Romine grounded into a double play. Farquhar collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 7 Michigan and No. 9 Michigan State meet in East Lansing on Saturday with the winner earning at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. Defending champion Michigan State handed the Wolverines their only home loss of the season with a 77-70 win on Feb. 24. Both teams could be without key players because of injuries. Back-to-back home wins over ranked opponents put Indiana on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
CHAMMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Juwan Morgan scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Indiana cruised to a 92-74 win over Illinois. The win could land Indiana (16-14, 7-12 Big Ten) a low-seed berth in the NCAA Tournament.