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Posted on March 5, 2014 at 5:33 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Goalie Ryan Miller won his first home start in the St. Louis Blues' 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. T.J. Oshie's (OH'-sheez) short-handed goal tied it at 2 in the second period. Oshie assisted on Steen's 29th of the season for the Central Division leaders.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez each homered off Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 yesterday. Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier hit for back-to-back homers as the Reds batted in a four-run first off left-hander Danny Duffy. Duffy also had a wild pitch and hit a batter.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 16 points to lead No. 7 West Virginia to a 67-60 victory over Kansas last night. The victory means West Virginia will has at least a share of the Big 12 women's championship. The title for West Virginia is its first since 1991-92 when it was in the Atlantic 10.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wichita State sophomore Fred VanVleet has been voted the Missouri Valley player of the year. VanVleet received 22 of a possible 36 votes cast by coaches. Wichita State's Tekele Cotton was voted second-team all-conference. Darius Carter made the all-newcomer team. Cotton and VanVleet were picked for the all-defensive team.

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