DALLAS (AP) - Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots and the Dallas Stars held on to beat St. Louis 2-1, moving past the Blues into third place in the Central Division. Mattias Janmark and Stephen Johns scored for Dallas, which had a season-low 16 shots on goal while winning for the sixth time in seven games. The Stars, who had not been this high in the standings since Nov. 5, are tied with the Blues with 72 points, but have two games in hand.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State defensive coordinator Tom Hayes is retiring after more than four decades in coaching, including stints with nine different Division I schools and two NFL franchises. He will be replaced by linebackers coach Blake Seiler and Brian Norwood, who was hired away from Tulsa to coach the Wildcats' secondary.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs signed free-agent cornerback David Amerson to provide secondary depth. The veteran cornerback has made 56 starts and appeared in 68 games over five seasons with the Washington Redskins and the Chiefs' AFC West rival, the Oakland Raiders.
PHOENIX (AP) - Pitchers Dan Straily of Miami and Brandon Maurer of Kansas City have lost their salary arbitration cases. The rulings leave players with an 11-10 lead only Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaiting a decision. The 22 hearings are the most since players went 14-10 in 1990. Just five players settled among the 27 who swapped proposed salaries with their teams last month/
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