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Morning roundup: Blues down Stars 4-3 on late goal

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St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak (21) finds the back of the net for a goal as Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz (24) and goaltender Ben Bishop (30) defend in the second period of Game 3. St. Louis won 4-3. [AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez]
St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak (21) finds the back of the net for a goal as Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz (24) and goaltender Ben Bishop (30) defend in the second period of Game 3. St. Louis won 4-3. [AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez]

Blues defeat Stars on late goal

Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night in Dallas to take a 2-1 lead in the NHL's Western Conference semifinal series.

Maroon's second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered the puck to the left of Bishop and scored. That ended a span of just under 5½ minutes when both teams scored two goals.

The Blues are still undefeated on the road this postseason after winning all three games at Winnipeg in the first-round series they won in six games. All four of the road wins have been by one goal.

Texas Tech coach gets new contract

Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game.

Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4.575 million annually through the 2024-25 season.

The deal came three weeks after the Big 12 co-champions lost in overtime to Virginia in the national title game.

It is the second year in a row that Beard has been rewarded with a new contract. The Red Raiders won a school-record 31 games this season, a year after going to the Elite Eight for the first time.

Beard has a 76-31 record in three seasons with the Red Raiders.

Stitt vetoes public hunting guide bill

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday vetoed Senate Bill 566, which would have allowed commercial hunting guides to operate on lands owned or managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The bill would have authorized the Wildlife Department to establish rules and set fees for hunting guides on the agency's wildlife management areas.

Ex-TCU player gets probation in assault case

Former TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin has been granted probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend last October.

A judge in Fort Worth sentenced Turpin on Monday to two years of deferred adjudication probation and ordered him to complete a 27-week Partner Abuse Intervention Program. If Turpin satisfies the terms of his probation, the charge against him will be dropped.

Turpin could have been sentenced to two to 10 years in prison for the third-degree felony.

Witnesses told police that they saw Turpin drag his girlfriend across a parking lot as she resisted and screamed for them to call 911.

Indiana honors late Hoosier star

Indiana University has renamed the North End Zone plaza at Memorial Stadium after George Taliaferro, the late Hoosier football star who was the first African-American drafted by an NFL team.

IU President Michael McRobbie announced the renaming to George Taliaferro Plaza at a celebration of life Saturday to honor Taliaferro, who died Oct. 8, 2018, at the age of 91.

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