Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

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……..(Basketball)………….

(NCAA-Selection Sunday)

Villanova-Gonzaga-Kansas-North Carolina top seeds in the regions

East Region…Villanova (31-3) in bracket with red-hot Duke…3rd seed Baylor…Virginia and SMU.

South Region..North Carolina (27-7) is top seed..bracket includes Kentucky…UCLA and Cincinnati.

West Region..Kansas (28-4) is top of bracket…with Louisville-Oregon-Creighton in group.

Midwest Region…Gonzaga (32-1) headlines tough bracket with blazing hot Arizona-Notre Dame.

NCAA…bypassed Syracuse-California-Illinois State.

(NIT Selection)

Cal-Iowa-Syracuse-Illinois State are top seeds….also taken were Colorado State-Fresno-Boise State-Utah-BYU.

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Aztecs….Finish season (19-14) record after loss in Mountain West Conference tourney….SDSU finishes with (11-10) record vs MWC teams..but just (4-8) record vs conference teams with winning records.

Aztecs-NIT Tourney…Bypassed because of (9-9) conference record in weak league…Just (4-8) against teams with winning records in conference….8-leads of double digits turned into losses…(97) RPI-rating

Aztecs-Colorado State…SDSU wastes (15-2) lead out of gate…Lost (71-63)….State shot just 40% from floor…just (5-19) on 3’s….F-Malik Pope tweaked hyper-extended knee twice during game.

(Mountain West)

Nevada-W-Colorado State…Wolfpack win MWC title game…Nevada jumps to (9-0) lead..Rams never recovered…Jordan Caroline scored 16P in first half…Marcus Marshall added 17P….Rams G-Gian Clavell went for 27P in loss..

(Pac 12)

Arizona-W-Oregon…Wildcats jump out to big lead-hold off Ducks comeback..Arizona hits 4-free throws final (:17) to seal win…Shot 58% for game….Cats beat UCLA and Ducks in a 24-hour period to win Pac 12-title. …

Arizona-W-UCLA…Wildcats blow out Bruins in semi-final game…7′-C-Lauri Markkinen (19P) for Arizona…UCLA shot just 40%…Bryce Alford just (2-12) shooting..Lonzo Ball went down with thumb injury-had just 4-points.

(Division II)

UCSD-Cal Baptist…Tritons run record to (27-5) with win….face Cal State Chico on Monday night with chance to go to Final 4-of Division II playofs.

Mountain West…Commissioner Craig Thompson disenchanted with CBS-TV deal with late night 9pm-basketball starts-and constantly changing football starting times…each school gets 1M- as part of TV deal.

Washington…Huskies star G-Markelle Fultz files for NBA draft.
North Carolina State…Wolfpack G-Dennis Smith heads to NBA draft.
Illinois..Fire coach John Groce despite (18-14) record.

(NBA)

Lakers..Hire Player Agent-Rob Pelinka as new GM…says he wants to change culture-make wearing Lakers uniform an honor….says his career has allowed him a ‘lens’ to see how all 30-NBA teams deal-treat-work with players.

Lakers..Team VP-Magic Johnson says owner Jerry Buss told him he wanted Jeannie Buss and him to run the franchise

San Antonio…F-LaMarcus Aldridge sidelines with heart arrhythmia.
Spurs..F-Kawhi Leonard put into concussion protocol
Suns..Bench G-Brandon Knight-C-Tyson Chandler
Washington..F-Markief Morris fined 25,000-kicking player in groin

Lakers-L-76ers..(118-116)..Dario Sarik-Jahleel Okafor combine (52P)…Lakers lost 9-of-10..LA now (20-46) after Sunday night game

Clippers-W-76ers..DeAndre Jordan (19P-20R) in LA win on .Saturday game

Golden State-San Antonio…Fans unhappy-Warriors rested Draymond Green-Steph Curry-Klay Thompson-Andre Iguodala for road game…Spurs without Aldridge-Leonard-Gasol with injuries.

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…………..(Football)………………..

Chargers…FA-OG-DJ Fluker signs with NY Giants…LB-Mantei Te’o-visits Saints

Free Agency….99-veteran players change teams in first 3-days of free agency.

(Signings)

Carolina..Sign FA-DE-Julius Peppers-Packers…CB-Captain Munnerlyn-Vikings..WR-Charles Johnson-Vikings…S-Mike Adams-Colts.

Cowboys..Sign FA-CB-Nolan Carroll-Eagles..DT-Stephen Paea-Browns..DE-Domontrae Moore-Giants.

Broncos..Sign FA-NT-Dom Pika-Bengals…DT-Zack Kerr-Colts

Packers..Sign FA-TE-Martellus Bennett-PatriotsBroncos..Sign FA-OT-Menelik Watson-Raiders

Bears..Sign FA-WR-Kendall Wright-Titans..CB-Marcus Cooper-Arizone..CB-Prince Amukamara-Jaguars.

Detroit..Sign FA-CB-DJ Hayden-Raiders…OT-TJ Lang-Packers..TE-Darren Fells-Arizona..WR-Keshaun Martin-49ers

Colts..Sign FA-LB-John Simon-Houston..DE-Jabaal Sheard-Patriots.

Miami..Sign FA-S-Nate Allen-Raiders..C-Ted Larson-Bears…LB-Lawrence Timmons-LB-Steelers.

Minnesota..Sign FA-OT-Mike Remmers-Carolina.

Giants..Sign fA-TE-Rhett Ellison-Vikings..OG-DJ Fluker-San Diego

Jets..Sign FA-OT-Kelvin Beachem-Jaguars..K-Chandler Catanzaro-Arizona

49ers..Sign FA-QB-Matt Barkley-Bears…WR-Aldrick Robison-Arionza…LB-Brock Coyle-Seahawks

Titans..Sign FA-DT-Sylveter Williams…WR-Eric Weems-Atlanta…CB-Logan Ryan-Patriots…

Redskins..Sign FA-WR-Terrelle Pryor-Browns…

Packers..Sign FA-TE-Lance Kendrick-Rams.

Jaguars..Sign FA-OG-Earl Watford-Arizona…LBV-Audie Cole-Vikings…DT-Stefon Charles-Lions.

Patriots..Sign FA-DE-Lawrence Guy-Ravens.

Raiders..Sign FA-OT-Marshall Newhouse-Giants

Bucs..Sign FA-S-JJ Wilcox-Dallas.

Bills..Sign FA-Philip Brown-Carolina-

(Visits)

Jets..Open talks with FA-LB-Donta Hightower-Patriots
Colts..Visit with FA-NT-Dontari Poe-Chiefs.
Vikings..Visit with FA-RB-Eddie Lacy-Packers
Atlanta..Visit with FA-RB-Rex Burkhard-Bengals.
Raiders..Visit with KR-Cordarelle Patterson-Vikings
Seahawks..Visit with FA-RB-:Latavius Murray.Raiders….RB-Adrian Peterson-Vikings
Redskins..Visit with FA-DT-Bennie Logan-Eagles
Tampa Bay..Visit with FA-QB-Nick Foles-Chiefs
Giants..Visit with FA-QB-Geno Smith-Jets
Jaguars..Visit with FA-RB-Latavius Murray
Lions..Visit with FA-WR-Andre Holmes
Bills..Visit with FA-OT-Andre Smith

(Roster Moves)

Cowboys..OT-Doug Free announces retirement
Jaguars..Release DT-Roy Miller
Rams..Release DE-Eugene Sims…TE-Lance Kendricks
Ravens..Release CB-Lardarius Webb
Bills..Release S-Corey Grahame

(NFL)

Houston..Report that QB-Brock Osweiler and coach Bill O’Brien had lockeroom fight at halftime of game vs Tennessee last week of season…Osweiler accused coach of ‘holding him hostage’…led to trade of qB lat week to Browns.

Washington…Former TE-Chris Cooley says he regrets saying on talk radio that GM-Scott McCloughan may have relapsed with alcohol….Redskins fired GM.

Washington..Reports Redskins interested in talking to Mike Mayock-NFL Network…and Marc Dominic-former Tampa Bay exec about vacant GM job.

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…………(Baseball)……………

Padres…Manager Andy Green says Jered Weaver-Jhoulys Chacin-Clayton Richard being considered for opening day start..did not mention Luis Perdomo.

Padres-Tigers..Reports out of Detroit-San Diego talks about deal for SS-Jose Iglesias-but Tigers asking for CF-Travis Jankowski.

Padres…OF-Manny Margot-knee pain from strain gone…could return Wednesday…C-Austin Hedges begins base running workouts to test ailing hamstring…OF-Alex dikerson-2B-Ryan Schrimp likely to play on Wednesday….C-Christian Bethancourt will catch back to back days this week…

Padres..P-Robbie Erlin begins sideline throwing workouts-could be ready to pitch in May….P-Colin Rea sees Dr. James Andrews-cleared to begin soft-toss….will not pitch this year….P-Carter Capps continues working but not ready for exhibition game

Padres-L-Indians (11-3)…Jered Weaver (2inn-1R) allowed..Jabari Blash hits 5th HR of spring…P-Christian Friedrich lit up again (1.2-inn-4R-6H)…relievers give up 10-runs.on Sunday…San Diego (6-9) in Cactus League.

Padres-Cubs…Monday…Luis Perdomo starts for San Diego

Dodgers-W-Royals (5-2)…Clayton Kershaw (4inn-1R-4K)…Justin Turner 2R-double…Sunday

Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin Ryu-first start since last year’s only start..(2inn-0R-0W)

Dodgers..P-Scott Kazmir throws 4-short innings on back field-testing new delivery to protect injured hip..

Dodgers-Angels…Monday…LA (9-7)…Halos (10-5)

Angels-W-Mariners (9-2)…CJ Cron 2R-HR..Albert Pujols double-walk in lst game since foot surgery…alos (10-5) on season.

(MLB)

Mets…Port St. Luice police arrest woman stalker with history mental problems-confronting Tim Tebow at spring training cmap and team hotel.

WBC…Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina rips baseball for putting games in Mexico…says there is no secruity for families-being harassed by Mexican fans…food is terrible…travel is inferior…upset by brawls in stands that spilled into family section

(Injuries)

Royals..C-Sal Perez-suffers serious knee injury in WBC game…2nd MRI on Monday
Indians..Lose 2B-Jason Kipnis-2-weeks-shoulder issues
Rockies..1B-Ian Desmond-fractured thumb-hit by pitch
Reds..P-Anthony DeScalfini-reinjures elbow 2nd time.
Twins..P-Trevor May tears elbow ligament in WBC game.
Blue Jays..OF-Dalton Pompey-concussion in WBC game
Rockies..P-Chad Bettis-testicular cancer reappears
Texas..P-Andrew Cashner-injection for bicep injury
Blue Jays..:P-TJ House in concussion protocol-hit by line drive
Red Sox…P-David Price does 25-soft throws to test ailing elbow

(Roster Moves)

Washington..Puts C-Derek Norris on waviers-will buyout 4M contact.
Orioles..Offer contract to FA-OF-Angel Pagan-Giants
Orioles..Re-sign 1B-DH-Pedro Alvarez
Mets..Sign FA-P-Dominic Hand-ex Brewers
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Jumbo Diaz-ex Reds.
Mariners-Phillies..Trade-Seattle acquires P-Pat Vendette for a minor league

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………..(Hockey)…………..

Gulls-L-San Jose (3-0)…Barracudas score power play goal and shorthanded goal in (:65) span late in 2nd period for win….San Jose now 5-points infront of San Diego in AHL-Pacific division.
Gulls…Ducks send G-Jhonas Enroth back to AHL club.

Ducks-W-Washington…Anaheim scores 3-goals in 5-minutes in second period.

Kings-W-Washington…Rookie Adrian Kempe scores 1st goal of career…Anzi Kopitar goal-assist on Satuday night

Rangers..Lose G-Henrik Lundqvist-3W-groin injury.

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……..(General)…………….

Las Vegas 400…Martin Truex sweeps all 3-stages of race…outruns Brad Keselowski…..Fight in pits between Kurt Busch…Joey Logano after they crashed during race.

Indian Wells Tennis…Top seed Andy Murray gets knocked out by 128th ranked player…Rafael Nadal wins…Venus Williams-Caroline Wozniacki also win.

Valspar Open…Adrian Hadwin shoots (14-under 270) for win….Pat Cantlay (271)..Jim Herman (272).

Lou Duva..legendary boxing promoter passes away (94)…Trained Evander Holifield and 19-champions in career…also promoted Sugar Ray Leonard-Thomas Hearns fight.

Sockers-W-Ontario (9-4)…Eddie Velez-Eric Tovar combine for 4-goals in Game 1-of Pacific Division playoffs in MASL.

MLS…Postpones Orlando-New England Revolution game in Boston..below zero windchill….but allows Atlanta-at-Minnesota game to be played in snowstorm.

Liga Mexico…Suspends schedule…League refs go on strike because of short suspensions to two players who assaulted officials in game.

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