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EAST LANSING, Mich. Houston Astros Jerseys . -- Josh Langford was challenged by Tom Izzo to play better at both ends of the court, and the freshman responded well enough to satisfy his hard-to-please coach.Langford had a season-high 15 points and improved his play defensively, helping Michigan State bounce back from a poor performance with a 77-57 win over Youngstown State on Tuesday night.The Spartans (6-4) were coming off a four-point win over Oral Roberts in which Izzo lamented the play of Langford publicly and privately.I knew I hadnt done a good job for Michigan State, and my teammates, Langford said. This time, I didnt care about scoring.Langford has gotten off to a slow start this season, scoring in single digits in his first nine games, in part because of a hamstring injury that made it look like he was laboring to run fluidly with his ailing left leg. Izzo said Langford isnt in pain, but also is not in good condition because of how limited he has been physically this season.Im trying to get him more shots, more playing time and get him in better shape, Izzo said.The Penguins (5-5) were led by Matt Donlan, who scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half, and Francisco Santiago, who had eight of his 13 points after halftime. Youngstown State made just 33 percent of its shots.We just dont have that third guy, Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum said.Both teams were without their leading scorers, both of whom are from Flint, Michigan.Michigan States Miles Bridges missed a second straight game with a sprained left ankle. Youngstown States Cameron Morse sat out a third consecutive game with an injured right wrist.The Spartans led by seven points at halftime before pulling away in the second half.BIG PICTUREYoungstown State: The Penguins had enough energy to hang with Michigan State in the first half with one tie and one lead change, but they didnt have enough to keep it close without Morse. He is averaging 23.7 points.Hes a special offensive player, Slocum said.Michigan State: Izzo didnt like how any of his wings played in the previous game, and wasnt thrilled with any of them besides Langford even though senior Eron Harris and sophomore Matt McQuaid also scored in double figures. Harris had 13 points and McQuaid scored 11, but they were a combined 10 of 26 overall and 4 of 15 on 3-point shots and didnt play well enough at the other end for Izzo.When I got two freshmen playing better defense than a sophomore and a senior, thats not too settling for me, Izzo said.IN THE PAINTNick Ward had 13 points and eight rebounds a game after the freshman forward scored a season-high 24 points and matched his best game on the boards with 10 rebounds. Ward played 20 minutes, coming in and out of the game more frequently than Izzo would like because hes not in good enough shape to play more consistently.Nick has got to be able to play more than 3, 4 minutes in a stretch, Izzo said.BRING THE BUZZWithout Miles, the Spartans are lacking a playmaker that fires up the team and the crowd.He makes a lot of electric dunks, McQuaid said. We have to find that energy he brings.PUT ME IN, COACHMatt Van Dyk grabbed a career-high nine rebounds, more than doubling his previous high.Im trying to figure out if that is good news or bad news, Izzo said. We put that kid in a tough situation.The 6-foot-5, 220-pound former walk-on was needed in the post because Ward was often too tired to play more and Kenny Goins fouled out in just 15 minutes.UP NEXTYoungstown State: Plays at American on Saturday.Michigan State: Hosts Tennessee Tech.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Jose Cruz Astros Jersey . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. Lance McCullers Astros Jersey .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester.http://www.houstonastrosshop.com/customized/ . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night.CLEVELAND -- There wasnt enough time for the Yankees to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or do much else on their short layover before going home. So during a quick stop in Cleveland, they went to Progressive Field and split a doubleheader that wasnt on the schedule when the season started. Vidal Nuno pitched five innings of three-hit ball to win his first major league start and Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay drove in two runs apiece as the Yankees beat the Indians 7-0 in Mondays second game. After being blanked 1-0 on Justin Mastersons four-hitter -- with three infield singles -- the Yankees were held to one run in the first six innings of the second game by Trevor Bauer (1-2) before rolling to their sixth win in seven games. Pitching in just his second game for the Yankees, Nuno walked three and struck out three before handing a 1-0 lead to his bullpen. The former Cleveland draft pick became the only left-hander other than CC Sabathia or Andy Pettitte to start for New York since 2008. "He did an unbelievable job, considering he hasnt pitched in a while," Girardi said of Nuno, who hadnt pitched since making his big league debut on April 29. "Hes very poised out there. Nothing seems to bother him. He was ahead of hitters all day." Rookie Adam Warren finished the five-hitter for his first big league save as the Yankees improved to 23-10 since a 1-4 start. Consecutive rainouts last month forced the teams back to Cleveland for the rare, one-admission twinbill. The Yankees detoured into Ohio on their way back from Kansas City, while the Indians returned home for one day from a trip to Detroit and Philadelphia. Still missing some of their biggest stars, the Yankees went 6-2 on a three-city, eight-game swing through Colorado, Kansas City and Cleveland. "This is a great road trip for us," Girardi said. "We played three teams that were playing well. Colorado was a game or two out when we played them. Kansas City was tied for first and these guys are in first. To do that, its a really good road trip." Held to one run and three hits through six innings, the Yankees scored six times in the seventh and handed the Indians just their third loss in 16 games. Selected by Cleveland in the 48th round of the 2009 amateur draft, Nuno gave the Yankees everything they could have hoped for. Girardi had wanted to limit Nuno to 75 pitches, but the 25-year-old had surpassed that when he gave up consecutive two-out singles in the fifth. However, Nuno struck out Asdrubal Cabrera with runners at first and third to end the threat and preserve his 1-0 lead. "If I give up that run they take me out of the ballgame," Nuno said. "That was crucial. I was getting tired. I was trying to keep my poise and make pitches." The Indians were impressed by Nuno. "Id never seen him before but he went out there and put it on us," said first baseman Niick Swisher, who spent the previous four seasons with New York. Colby Rasmus Astros Jersey. "He put it on us really good, so next time around well remember that." Nunos first career win was hardly guaranteed when he was replaced, but the Yankees broke it open in the seventh, highlighted by Overbays two-run double. "To be able to shut this team down, this team has been swinging the bats," Girardi said. "Theyre very balanced. They have switch-hitters, right-handers, left-handers, they have speed. It was an unbelievable job." In the opener, Masterson (6-2) gave up four singles. The right-hander overpowered the AL East leaders for his third career shutout and second this year following a blanking of the Chicago White Sox on April 12. Jason Kipnis homered in the first inning off David Phelps (1-2) for the Indians, who were outscored 25-7 by the Yankees in two losses last month. In the opener, Masterson had little trouble with a New York lineup lacking injured All-Stars Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira. He retired the side in order four times, struck out nine and was backed by solid and sometimes stellar defence. New Yorks best scoring threat came in the second inning, when the Yankees loaded the bases on a pair of two-out infield singles sandwiched around a walk from Masterson. But he struck out No. 9 hitter Alberto Gonzalez and easily handled the Yanks makeshift lineup. "Masty went out and did exactly what you want your ace to do," Indians manager Terry Francona said between games. "They loaded up with their lefties and, from the very first pitch of the game, he had power, he had the breaking ball, he attacked hitters." NOTES: Girardi hinted Granderson (broken arm) is close to returning. "Ive always said when Grandy feels that hes ready, then come on," said Girardi, who planned to speak with GM Brian Cashman about the centre fielder. "We want him back in our lineup. If he feels hes ready to go, hes ready to go." ... Yankees rookie INF Corban Joseph led off the seventh inning of the second game with his first career hit, a double. ... Making his final visit to Cleveland, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was presented with a framed gold record album from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "It was great," Rivera said. "I appreciate that. I know it will have a special place in my house." Rivera has saved each of his last 17 chances against the Indians, dating to 2003. ... Yankees INF Kevin Youkilis (spine sprain) has resumed limited on-field work, playing catch and fielding grounders on the infield grass. ... Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery, continued hitting drills in an indoor cage and jogged as he started his second week of workouts at the Yankees complex in Tampa, Fla. 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