Final 4-NCAA Tourney-Saturday
North Carolina-Syracuse…Matchup of 2-Hall of Fame coaches-Jim Boeheim-Roy Williams….Matchup of 2-teams in NCAA trouble…Orange serving scholarship sanctions for drug test and academic fraud…Tar Heels facing major sanctions for academic fraud in many sports programs…..UNC averaging a torrid (89P) per game…Syracuse uses its stifling ‘2-3′ zone defense….Heels dominate the glass with Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson…Orange run the floor with Michael Gbinizje and Malachi Richardson….Carolina (32-6)..SU (23-13)
Villlanova-Oklahoma…Highly respected coach Lon Krueger-vs-Jay Wright….Nova (33-5) hitting on all cylinders on offense-led by G-Kris Jenkins and Ryan Arcidiancomo and Josh Hart….Sooners paced by red-hot shooting G-“Buddy Baskets”-Buddy Hield (29P) and big center Khadeem Lattin.
NCAA-salutes…50th Anniversary of Texas Western upset of Kentucky in NCAA finals…Don Haskins starting all black team led by C-Dave Lattin and G-Willie Worsley-both who went on to play in the ABA.
Lakers…Negative feedback piles up on G-DeAngelo Russell for using social media to show a secretly taped video of teammate Nick Young talking about women in his life…Russell admitting “Players hate me”….NBA-NFL players rip him…’Violated Lockeroom Code’…..’Violated Brotherhood’……’Shady Person’…..’How can anyone trust him’.
Cavs-W-Brooklyn…LeBron (24P)..Cleveland (53-22)
Clippers-L-Oklahoma City (119-117)…Clippers sat 5-veteran players-still nearly won…Jamal Crawford-Austin Rivers combine (64P)….Durant-Westbrook combine (57P)en n…LA (47-28)…Thunder (53-23)
Golden State-Boston…Friday night matchup…Warriors (68-7)…(36-0) at home.
Spurs…(38-0) at home-have evening off.
Padres-W-El Paso (13-9)…Jabari Blash (4H-2HR-2-Doubles-5RBI) for Padres…Hunter Renfroe (3H-2HR-6RBI) for El Paso….Robbie Erlin roughed up (4inn-7R-12H)….Padres shelled Carlos Pimental-Jose Dominguez for (10R-12H) in win……
Padres….Roster Cuts coming on weekend….Tough decisions on Jabari Blash-Jose Pirela-Adam Rosales-Christian Bethancourt.
Padres-White Sox….Fan Fest tonight at Petco Park….Game at 6-vs-White Sox.
Padres…NY Post reported Padres rejected trade offers last year at the Deadline…Yankees offered 2B-Jorge Mateo in a package for reliever Craig Kimbrel……Mets offered young P-Mike Fulmer in deal for OF-Justin Upton.
Dodgers-L-Angels (2-1)..Carlos Perez 3H for Halos..Andrew Heaney (6inn-1R)..Scott Kazmir (4.1inn-1R) …Freeway Series…LA now (3-12-1) last 16-games
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Shane Robinson-ex Indians-Cardinals
Angels..Sign FA-P-Chris O’Grady-Reds
Angels-Orioles..Discuss possible deal for P-Miguel Gonzalez.
Dodgers-TV…..Time Warner Cable makes new 6-year offer to cable carriers to try and get games on entire market…Rejected by all the carriers….TWC offered a 6-year contract at reduced prices for year one with escalating ladder after that…..Cable companies maintain price of 3.50-per customer is still too cheap…..11M-subscribers in LA-Orange County-5 county market still cannot see Dodgers baseball-heading to 3rd year of blackouts.
Arizona-L-Colorado…Nolan Arenado-double…hitting (.564) in spring.
Giants-W-A’s..Jeff Smardzija (5inn-1H)
Reds-L-Indians..Carlos Carrasco (6.2inn-1R)
Yankees-L-Tigers..JD Martinez 3-HRs for Tigers
Yankees-L-Cardinals..Mike Leake (4inn-0R)..Steve Piscotty 2HRs..
Red Sox-L-Twins..David Ortiz HR..Clay Bucholz (4inn-1R)
Pirates-W-Rays..Matt Joyce 3R-HR..Sean Rodriguez Grand Slam HR..
Orioles-W-Braves..Yovani Gallardo (5inn-1R).
Mets-L-Cubs..Ben Zobrist 2H…Mets (7-17) in spring.
Astros-L-Brewers..Ryan Braun HR..Jon Lucroy 3H
Red Sox..Bench Pablo Sandoval-will not open season at 3rd base…Tyler Shaw wins job.
White Sox..P-Kam Low suspended 80G-PED positive test.
Braves..President John Scheurholz retires-will be Vice Chairman.
Yankees…P-Bryan Mitchell-out 3-months-fractured toe.
Braves..P-Manny Banuelos-ailing elbow
Pirates..Elevate FA-P-Cory Luebke to 25-man roster-had 3-elbow surgeries with Padres.
Braves..Sign FA-OF-Drew Stubbs-ex Texas
Royals..Sign FA-P-Peter Moylan-ex Braves
Texas-Cleveland..Discuss trade for Indians P-Josh Tomlin.
Braves…P-Carlos Torres-opts out of contract to become free agent
White Sox..Release OF-Scott Hairston..2B-Steve Lombardozzi
Royals..Release OF-Travis Snider
Rays..Release 1B-Dan Johnson
Arizona..Release 2B-Joaquin Arias.
Orioles..Ask 1B-Hun Soo-Kim to go to Norfolk-AAA-he balks-earning 7M..hit (.184) in spring
Yankees..Option P-Anthony Swarczak to AAA
Washington…Ex-head coach Mike Shanahan told QB-Robert Griffin III-‘be patient-learning be pocket passer-will succeed in NFL’.
Giants..Ex-head coach Tom Coughlin decides not to take consultant’s job with team.
Rams..Price tickets at LA Coliseum this year (360-to-2,025)
49ers…Let deadline pass..QB-Colin Kaeperneck (11.9M) contract now fully guaranteed.
Cowboys..Doctors clear QB-Tony Romo for OTAs-recovered from 4th collarbone surgery.
Patriots..Sign FA-DT-Terrance Knighton-Redskins
Steelers..Sign FA-DE-Ricardo Matthews-Chargers
Redskins..Sign FA-TE-Vernon Davis-Broncos-49ers
Bears..Sign FA-KR-Omar Bolden-Broncos…FA-OC-Ted Larson-Arizona.
Colts..Sign FA-TE-Mike McFarland-Houston
Miami..Sign FA-RB-Daniel Thomas-Bears..FA-RB-Isiah Pead-Rams
Patriots..Visit with FA-WR-Mike Williams-Bills.
Lions..Visit with LB-Bruce Carter-Tampa Bay
Kings-W-Calgary (3-0)…Jeff Carter 2G in 6-minute span…Kings (97P) back into lst place in Pacific.
Ducks-Vancouver…Friday night matchup…Anaheim (95P)
Gulls-host-San Jose-Saturday night…San Diego (35-22-2-2) on season.
NCAA-Frozen Four Tourney-Tampa Bay…..Denver University-vs-North Dakota…Quinnipiac-vs-Boston College in semifinals.
Mike Keenan…Ex-NHL coach-fired as coach Mettalurg team in KHL-Russia.
US Womens World Cup….Files Grievance over pay imbalance for Female Players compared to men…..4-players on US men’s team make 400,000 or more a year…Coach Jurgen Klinsmann earns (3.2M)…..Top women players make 150-to-200,000.
PGA Golf-Shell Open-Houston…..Charley Hoffman-Poway…1st round leader…(-8-64)….Dustin Johnson (65)…Jordan Spieth (67)…Phil Mickelson-Ricky Fowler (69)
NASCAR…Martinsville 500 on Sunday.
Formula 1…Bahrain Grand Prix