Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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…………(NCAA Tourney)………….

(Sunday)

Gonzaga-W-Creighton (83-65)..Drew Timme (22P)..Zags shot 60% in first half blew game open…remain unbeaten.

Michigan-W-Florida State 76-58)..Wolverines big men combined (28P-14R)…forced 14-Seminole turnovers and 22-fouls.

UCLA-W-Alabama (88-78)OT..Bruins blow 11-point lead..Tide ties game on 3-point shot (:01) left..UCLA goes on (15-2) burst to start overtime…Bruins put 6-in double figures..hit (19-of-24) free throws in win…Alabama (7-28) on 3’s and (11-25) on 3’s..UCLA goes from First 4-play in game to Elite 8-game on Tuesday.

USC-Oregon….Trojans bolted out to (41-26) halftime lead…at Press Time…Tahj Eddy-Isaiah White combined for 9-baskets in opening half…Ducks shot miserable (31%) in opening half

(Saturday)

Oregon State-W-Loyola (65-58)..Ramblers shot 33% from floor
Baylor-W-Villanova (62-56)..Bears had (14-2) run blow game open
Arkansas-W-Oral Roberts (72-70)..Razorbacks come from 12P back
Syracuse-L-Houston (62-46)..Orange held to 28%-shooting..Buddy Boeheim 3-baskets…Orange trailed (17-5)..climbed back to within 3-points-fell apart in 2nd half..

(Monday)..Elite 8
Oregon State-Baylor..Beavers not been Elite 8 since 1992
Houston-Arkansas..2-hi energy teams

(NIT)

Mississippi State-L-Memphis (77-64)..Boogie Ellis (23P) for Tigers win over Ben Howland’s Bulldogs…in NIT title game in Dallas

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(College Notes)

Indiana..Hires ex NBA Coach Mike Woodson-former IU star
Indiana..Hires Thad Matta-ex Ohio State-Xavier as Director Bk Operations
Utah…Hires Craig Smith-Utah State..(74-23) with Aggies
Marquette..Hires Shaka Smart-ex Texas-VCU coach (272-142)
Texas..Report Longhorns want to interview John Calipari-Kentucky
DePaul..Top candidates-NY Knicks assistant Kenny Payne-withdraws

UCLA..Coach Mick Cronin rips NBA for allowing G-League teams to tamper with college recruits to sign in pro development league
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(NBA)

Lakers-Orlando..Sunday game…Montrzl Harrell hits 4-straight shots to stazrt game against outmanned Magic..Lakers led (31-24) in 2nd quarter at Press Time.

Clippers-Bucks..Monday night matchup

Lakers-Boston..Both put in bids for FA-C-Andre Drummond-bought out by Cavaliers..(17P-13R) per game for Cleveland

Lakers..C-Andre Drummond reaches agreement to sign on Sunday night
Lakers..G-Dennis Shroeder rejects contract extension-wants to test free agency
Lakers..C-Anthony Davis-cleared to being limited workouts-been out 5-weeks with calf injury

Brooklyn…Nets sign FA-C-LaMarcus Aldridge-bought out by Spurs…(19P-8R) in career

NYKnicks..C-Mithcell Robinson-fractured foot
Boston..G-Evan Fournier-placed in Covid protocol after Orlando trade

New York…Ex coach Phil Jackson says NY Media is against organization..making it impossible to win in the NY market…Constant din of controversy…Jackson was (80-166) in his NY stint..feuded with Carmelo Anthony and NY tabloids

Memphis..Release C-Georgi Deung (7P-5R)
Milwaukee..Bring in G-Brandon Knight for physical exam on knees
Spurs…Release C-Marquese Chriss-out with broken leg
Spurs..Sign FA-C-Georgi Dueng-ex Memphis

San Antonio…Longtime coach Stan Albeck passes away (86Y)..complications of multiple strokes..Coached Spurs-Cavs-Bulls-Nets in long NBA career.

NBA..Report League is asking ESPN-TNT to nearly triple its TV rights packages in negotiations…NBA currently has (24B) deal..wants (75B) extension.
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……………(Baseball)……………

Padres-Rockies….Final Cactus League game

Padres-Tie-Indians (3-3)..Go to (12-12-3) in spring
..Joe Musgrove (5inn-0H-6K) in final tuneup outing
..Mackenzie Gore gives up 3R-HR…(1.1inn-4H-3R)..(5.73-ERA)
..Fernando Tatis RBI double
..Nebil Crismatt-lowers ERA (0.87)

Padres-W-Angels (2-0)..Blake Snell (5inn-1H-0R)-Saturday
Padres-W-Seattle (6-3)..Ryan Weathers (2.2inn-3R)-Friday

Padres…Leaving P-Dinelson Lamet..C-Austin Nola..OF-Trent Grisham behind for extended spring training rehab from injuries..Both likely to start season on Injured List.

Padres…Option P-Anderson Espinosa..1B-Gosuke Katoh to minor league complex.

Dodges-Angels..Dodgers hit 3-home runs off Andrew Heaney in first 3-innings…led (4-2) in Freeway Series game on Sunday
Dodgers-Angels..Monday game

Dodgers-L-Indians (9-2)..Trevor Bauer (4.2inn-4R)-Saturday loss
Dodgers-L-A’s (11-0)..Clayton Kershaw (3.1inn-8R-9H)-Friday loss

Angels..Release OF-Jon Jay..P-Jesse Chavez.
Angels..Sign FA-P-Noe Ramirez-ex Reds
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(Roster Moves)

Indians-Orioles..Trade-Tribe deals P-Adam Plutko to Baltimore

Pirates..3B-Todd Frazier opts out of contract
Cubs..Release OF-Cam Maybin
Cubs..Callup 2B-Eric Sogard..SS-Matt Duffy..P-Rex Brothers
Reds..Release SS-Dee Gordon..P-Noe Ramirez
Reds..Option C-Rocky Gale-P-Brandon Finnegan-P-Jess Biddle
Indians..Option OF-Brad Zimmer-P-Blake Parker
Brewers..Release P-Brad Boxberger-P-Jordan Zimmerman
Tigers..Release SS-Greg Garcia
Texas..Option OF-Delino DeShields-P-Nick Vincent-C-Drew Butera
Texas..Callup P-Ian Kennedy..P-Matt Bush
Seattle..Option OF-Jarred Kelenic
Braves..Option OF-Abraham Almonte
Washington..Option 3B-Carter Kieboom-OF-Gerrardo Parra
Washington..Release 3B-Yasmany Tomas
Yankees..Option P-Deivi Garcia to AAA
Giants..Option P-Scott Kazmir..P-Shun Yamaguchi to AAA
Mets..Release P-Mike Montgomery
Mets..Option P-Jerry Blevins-P-Jerad Eichoff-OF-Mallex Smith to AAA
Braves..Release 2B-Jason Kipnis
Braves..Callup 3B-Pablo Sandoval
Phillies..Release C-Christian Bethacourt..P-Michael Ynoa
Phillies..Option OF-Scot Kingery
Phillies..P-Mark Appel-former #1 pick-attempt comeback-out since 2013
Royals..Callup P-Wade Davis
Washington..Callup P-Luis Avilon
Mariners..Callup OF-Taylor Trammell
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(Injuries)
Yankees..1B-Luke Voit-meniscus surgery-out 6W
Boston..P-Matt Barnes-tests positive Covid..8-put into isolation
Boston..P-Eduardo Rodriguez-shoulder fatigue
Washington..P-Will Harris-surgery-blood clot elbow
Rockies..P-Scott Oberg-surgery-blood clot-shoulder
Braves..DL-P-Touki Toussaint-elbow injury
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(MLB Notes)

Minnesota..Grieves passing bench coach Mike Bell-kidney cancer

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts says he might boycott managing in All Star Game if it is held in Georgia..after state vote on voter suppression rules.

St Louis..Joe Cunningham-star 1B-Cardinals in 1960s..passes away (89)..Career (.291) hitter…Spent 30Y as player-coach-minor league manager-scout.
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……………..(Football)……………..
(Free Agency)

Chargers..Sign veteran FA-QB-Chase Daniel as backup…11Y-NFL-8TD passes…Ex-Chiefs-Detroit-Eagles-Bears-Saints.

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Miami-49ers..Trade…Dolphins deal # 3 pick to San Francisco for #12 pick and two future #1 choices

Miami-Eagles..Trade..Dolphins
send #12 pick and future #1 for Philadelphia pick at #6

Jacksonville..Puts former starting QB-Gardner Minshew on trade block.

Chiefs..Open talks with FA-OT-Russell Okung-ex Carolina-Chargers-Seattle
Chiefs..Sign FA-DT-Jarran Reed-ex Seattle

Ravens..Sign FA-WR-Sammy Watkins-ex Chiefs

Raiders..Sign FA-WR-Willie Snead-ex Ravens
49ers..Sign FA-WR-Mohammed Sanu-ex Falcons-Patriots-Lions
49ers..Sign FA-LB-Nathan Geary-ex Eagles
Steelers..Sign FA-DT-Tyson Alualu-ex Jaguars
Vikings..Sign FA-CB-Mackensie Alexander-ex Bengals

Vikings..Sign FA-S-Xavier Woods-ex Cowboys
Giants..Sign FA-OG-Zach Fulton-ex Houston
Bills..Sign FA-WR-Brandon Powell-ex Falcons
Bills..Visit with FA-KR-Tyler Ervin-ex Packers
Bills..Visit with FA-S-Sean Davis-ex Steelers
Dallas..Visit with FA-LB-KJ Wright-ex Seahawks
Saints..Visit with FA-S-TJ Carrie-ex Colts
Washington..Sign FA-CB-Daryl Roberts-ex Lions

Bucs..Re-sign RB-Leonard Fournette
Seattle..Re-sign DT-Al Woods
Bears..Re-sign S-Artie Burns
Colts..Reopen talks with LB-Justin Houston
Dallas..Reopen talks with LB-Sean Lee

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(NFL Notes)

Houston..Lawyers file 4-more sexual misconduct lawsuits against QB-Deshaun Watson..Brings to 20-suits and 28-women filing allegations against Texans star.

49ers..DT-Kevin Givens-arrested assault motel
Saints..CB-Marshon Lattimore-felony arrest-possesion stolen gun

NFL..Owners will vote Tuesday on 17-game schedule and reduction preseason to 3-games

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(College Football)

Howard Schnellenberger…legendary Louisville-Miami Hurricane coach passes away (86Y)..Coach of Baltimore Colts…also worked under Don Shula-Bear Bryant-George Allen

Wisconsin..Barry Alvarez retiring as AD…spent 14-years at Athletic Director after longtime tenure as Badgers head coach.

USD-W-Presbyterian (24-14)..Toreros go to (3-0)..QB-Mason Randall (302-2TD-2Int)..RB-Emilio Martinez (121R)…Toreros survived QB-Brandon Thompson (323P) day.
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………..(Hockey)……………

Ducks-W-St Louis (3-2) overtime..Josh Manson scores on backhander in OT..sweep series in St Louis..Sunday game

Ducks-W-Blues (4-1)..Friday night win..G-John Gibson (33-saves)
Ducks..Lose F-Rikard Rackell with possible concussion open ice collission

Kings-Las Vegas..Monday night
Ducks-Colorado..Monday night

Kings-Rangers..Trade..LA acquires F-Brandon Lemieux from New York for #4 pick

Ducks..Lose D-Jamie Drysdale with shoulder injury or concussion after check into boards on Friday night

Gulls-W-Tucson (2-1)..Hunter Drew-Matt Lorito score goals..Gulls now (13-10)…4th win in row..after Saturday win
Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-1)..Nik Broulliard 2-goals in Friday win

Buffalo-Montreal Trade..Sabres deal veteran C-Eric Staal to Habs for #3-#5 draft picks..Staal has (1,021) points in career.

Montreal..Sign 1st round draft pick Cole Caufield-U Wisconsin..scored 30-goals in 31-games this season

St Louis..Autopsy shows legendary D-Bob Plager suffered heart attack while driving before auto accident on freeway.

Canada..Reduces quarantine from 14-days to 7-days to enter the country..effective immediately.

Florida..D-Aaron Ekblad-possible broken leg-fell into boards after check in corner

Edmonton..Recalls rookie F-Ralphie Lavoie from Sweden..had (45P-51Games) while on loan
Toronto..signs college hockey star Alex Steen-F..had 33-goals at Notre Dame

Boston..Lose D-John Moore-surgery-hip labrum
Ducks..G-John Gibson out of lineup-lower body injury

NCAA…University Michigan pulls out of tourney with Covid issues…joins Notre Dame-St Lawrence who pulled out last week

American Hockey League..Cancels 3-more Utica Comets games with Covid issues…AHL team has not played since March 10th.
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………..(General)………..

NASCAR…Bristol 250-Dirt Race….Postponed from Sunday because of heavy rains and damaged to dirt track…
..Hope to run race at 1pm-Monday
..Track shutdown on Saturday by heavy rains and terrible tire wear while trying to run qualifying races.

Formula 1…Bahrain Grand Prix..Lewis Hamilton gets 96th career win-won by (:09) after Max Verstappen lost lead on wide turn with 4-laps left…Verstappen finished 2nd..Val Bottas 3rd…Sebastian Vettle-15th..Fernando Alonso comeback ended with suspension failure
..Max Verstappen-Red Bull grabed pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton-Val Bottas-Mercedes who qualified 2-3…Sebastian Vettle started disappointing 18th for new Aston-Martin team
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Soccer-USA-W-Ireland (2-1)..Christian Pulisic scores on penalty shot..Gregg Burkhalter now (16-5-3) in last year of friendly games..US win in Belfast

USA-L-Honduras (2-0)…Under 23-teams fails to qualfy for Olympics..

Soccer-UEFA-Governing body will vote Tuesday on increasing the field for the Champions League tourney from 32-to-36 teams.
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PGA..Dell Match Play Tourney-Wild weekend of upsets-comebacks

Championship Round
..Billy Hoeschel hits 40′ chip shot for birdie while Scottie Scheffler self destructed in afternoon match…Hoeschel wins in Austin, Texas in sloppy final match-with both golfers looking gassed.

..Semi Finals
..Matt Kuchar-L-Scottie Scheffler..Scheffler blowout win..won by 7-strokes..had 3-impressive birdies in morning match
..Billy Hoeschel-W-Victor Perez..Match played in 30mph winds..Hoeschel won 3-and-2

Saturday
..Dustin Johnson eliminated in upset
..Jordan Spieth lost 1-up
..Sergio Garcia lost 4-and-3..had an ace to win on Friday
..Jon Rahm beaten 3-and-1

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