NCAA-Final 4….North Carolina-Villanova-Tonight-Championship game in Houston….Wildcats torrid outside shooting vs Carolina’s big men inside…Tar Heels going for 6th NCAA title..Villanova won in 1985-upset of Georgetown….Nova averaging 55%-shooting from the floor…UNC got 62P-from big men in last win.
North Carolina-W-Syracuse (83-66)…Tar Heels win battle in the paint…put on lockdown defensive display…..UNC scored 26-points inside in first half….scored 3-straigh baskets off turnovers early in second half to blunt SU comeback.
Villanova-W-Oklahoma (95-51)….Wildcats go on (31-4) scoring burst…hold Sooners to 4-points over 13-minute span in second half….Nova shoots amazing (71%) floor….hit 11-3’s….Held Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield to 9-points on (4-12) shooting.
Duke..Mourns passing longtime AD-Tom Butters…hire Mike Kryziewzki…Butters former Pirates pitcher-served 20Y-as AD…saw Devils win 5-NCAA titles.
Duke..Coach Mike Kryzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery over the weekend.
Portland University…Pilots hire longtime NBA guard Terry Porter as head coach..spent 17Y-as player.
Texas-San Antonio..Hires Steve Henson as head coach..assistant at Oklahoma
Lakers…Will not discipline G-DeAngelo Russell-‘will have to workout relationship with teammates-after he privately tape recorded conversation about sex with women then put it on social media.
Lakers..F-Julius Randle-Fined 15,000-obscene gesture during game.
Clippers..F-Blake Griffin returns to lineup-says torn quad not completely healed but cleared to play…scored only 6P-in-27 minutes of play on Sunday.
Miami..G-Dwayne Wade-strained back.
Lakers-L-Boston (107-100)…Kobe Bryant scores (34P) in final game vs Celtics.. .Celtics G-Isiah Thomas scored 10-points in (:67) span in first half……Boston scored 57P in opening half…LA (16-60) on year.
Clippers-W-Wizards (114-109..Chris Paul-JJ Redick combine (45P)..LA (48-28)
Golden State-W-Portland…Steph Curry-Damain Lillard shooting contest..Warriors win (136-111)…Curry (39P) including 9-3’s….Lillard (38P)…Warriors hit 18-3’s…Warriors (37-1) home
Oklahoma City-L-Houston. James Harden scores (41P)..Durant-Westbrook (56P) in loss..Thunder (53-29)
Cleveland-W-Charlotte..LeBron James-Kevin Love combine (56P)..Cavs (55-22)
Spurs-W-Toronto..San Antonio now (39-0) home
Brooklyn Nets..Shutdown C-Brook Lopez..G-Thad Young for the year-injuries.
Padres-Dodgers…National League opener this afternoon…Tyson Ross-vs-Clayton Kershaw….Andy Green debut as manager…Dave Roberts debut as Dodgers manager….Padres won just 10-of-33 games in Cactus League…Dodgers-riddled by injuries-went (3-14-1) at end of camp….Padres hit (.283) in spring…but MLB worst (6.89-ERA)
Padres…Final roster cuts…sent C-Austin Hedges to El Paso-despite hitting (.394)…kept C-Christian Bethancourt….kept both OFs-Jabari Blash (.191) and Travis Jankowski as backup outfielders…Sent SS-Alex Amarista to El Paso-earning (1.3M)…left 2B-Jemile Weeks (.340) at AAA…Promoted 1B-OF-Adam Rosales…DFA-P-Josh Martin-Rule 5-picks…Kept P-Luis Perdomo-Rule 5-pick…Going with 12-pitchers…13-everyday players….but 4-players with virtually no experience at major league level…DL-P-Jon Edwards-Buddy Bauman…
Padres..Sign ex-Orioles-Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie (91-Wins)…will start the season at El Paso….Lose P-Dan Straily to Reds-tried to sneak him thru waivers to El Paso…Say P-Brandon Morrow could rejoin team in May-if he has no setbacks in next 3-of-4 starts…possibly in Lake Elsinore-need to get pitch count up to (75)
Dodgers…Final roster cut….as many at 10-wind up on Disabled List…Andre Ethier-Howie Kendrick-Yasmani Grandal all start on the DL…club has 6-pitchers on DL also.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Dale Thayer-ex Padres.
Dodgers..Name Zach Lee as 5th starter.
Dodgers…Won just 3-of-last-18-Cactus League games…finished (13-17)
Angels..Sign FA-P-Neil Cotts-ex White Sox…
Angels..Putting P-Jered Weaver and CJ Wilson on the disabled list to start the season…2-hurlers earning combined 40M this season…
Mets-L-Royals..Edinson Volquez throws 6-shutout innings..Eric Hosmer 3-hits…Yoenis Cespedes drops flyball allowing early run to score.
Cardinals-L-Pirates..P-Francisco Liriano 10K-6 shutout innings…David Freese 2-hits in debut…Jody Mercer RBI-double..game played in 39-degree weather.
Blue Jays-W-Tampa Bay…Troy Tulowitzki 2R-HR for Toronto..Chris Archer 12K-in-5innings…Jays-Marcus Stroman (8inn-3R)…Sellout 31,000 at Tropicana Field
(Schedule)..13-games on Monday
Dodgers-Padres..Clayton Kershaw-vs-Tyson Ross.
Cubs-Angels…Jake Arrieta-vs-Garrett Richards.
Yankees-Houston..Dallas Keuchel-vs-Masahiro Tanaka
Arizona-Rockies..Zack Greinke-Jorge DeLaRosa
Giants-Brewers..Madison Bumgarner-vs-Wily Peralta
Diamondbacks..OF-AJ Pollock-out 3-4-months-fractured elbow on head first slide at homeplate.
Cardinals..SS-Reuben Tejada-quad strain.
Mariners..DL-P-Ryan Cook-Ev Scribner-Charley Furbush.
Brewers..P-Sean Nolin-torn elbow ligament.
Brewers..OF-Rymer Liriano-60D-DL-fractured skull.
Brewers..P-Matt Garza-exam shoulder stiffness.
Cardinals..C-Brayan Pena-surgery-bone chip knee.
Phillies-DL-3B-Cody Asche…60D-DL-P-Matt Harrison
Cardinals..OF-Tommy Pham-down quad injury
Miami..DL-P-Carter Capps-P-Mike Dunn
Tampa Bay..Release 1B-James Loney-eat 8M-contract
Braves..DFA-OF-Michael Bourn..Release 2B-Emilio Bonifacio.
Phillies…Send OF-Will Venable..P-Andrew Bailey to Lehigh Valley-AAA
Phillies..Release P-Miguel Gonzalez
Tigers..Release OF-John Mayberry
Rockies..Release P-Kyle Parker-former 1st round pick.
Mariners..Option…Donnie Roach to Tacoma
Orioles..1B-Hyun Soo-Kim refuses to report to Norfolk.
Orioles..Option SS-Nick Janish to Norfolk
Washington..Option P-Trevor Gott to AAA..Release OF-Reed Johnson
Washington..P-Sean Burnett opts out of contract
Mariners..Release C-Rob Brantley
Pirates..Release 2B-Jake Goebbert
Texas..P-Cesar Ramos-opts out of contract
Orioles..Sign FA-1B-Mike Carp-ex Mariners.
Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Carlos Torres-ex Braves-Mets.
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Justin Maxwell-ex-Giants.
Mets..Sign FA-P-Jim Henderson-ex-Brewers
Reds..Sign FA-P-Dan Straily-from Padres
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Miguel Gonzalez-Orioles
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Franklin Morales-ex Rockies-Red Sox
Rockies..Sign SS-Jeff Bianchi-ex-Red Sox
Royals..Re-sign SS-Clint Barmes
Phillies-Jays..Philadelphia trade P-Chris Leroux to Jays for minor leaguer
Mets…MLB-suspends C-Taylor Teegarden-82G-admits he took PEDs.
Chargers…Lose DE-Ricardo Matthews-signs with Colts
Broncos-49ers…Work out potential trade for QB-Colin Kaeperneck-for mid-round draft pick….Kaeperneck must agree to restructure down his (11.9M) contract…Niners will take nearly 13M-cap hit…Denver agrees to pay 7M of contract and take on 4-additonal years..want the Niners to pay 4M of this year’s deal plus the 2.4-incentives owed….49ers open OTA workouts under new coach Chip Kelly Monday.
Chiefs..Sign FA-S-Stevie Brown-Giants..FA-LB-Andy Mulumba-Packers…FA-S-Jimmy Wilson-Chargers.
Jets…Sign FA-Bruce Carter-LB-Tampa Bay.
Lions…Sign FA-RB-Stevan Ridley-Jets.
Eagles…Sign FA-FB-Ryan Mueller-ex-Chargers
Browns..Release S-Dante Whitner..9th veteran cut in off season.
Houston…Re-sign QB-Brandon Weeden
Patriots…TE-Scott Chandler undergoes likely career ending surgery.
Eugene Parker…..NFL agent passes away (60Y)-cancer…Represented Deion Sanders..Emmett Smith….Rod Woodson…Larry Fitzgerald…Jason Pierre Paul.
Washington….Mike Shanahan….says he designed “Baylor Offense”….for Robert Griffin III with Redskins….Not Dropback QB…Must build offense to his strengths.
Giants…WR-Preston Parker-arrested felony cocaine charges in Florida.
Ducks-W-Dallas..Ryan Kesler-Ryan Getzlaf score 3rd period goals….Anaheim (98P) move back into first place with Sunday night win.
Kings-L-Dallas on Saturday nite..remain (97P)..Kings lost (5-of-7)
Tampa Bay…Lose hi scoring Steve Stamkos-blood clot-collarbone-gone for all the playoffs.
Penguins…G-Marc Andre Fleury-leaves club with concussion.
Ducks….G-Frederic Andersen-out with concussion…LW-David Perron-out for beginning of playoffs-shoulde seperation.
Ducks…Call up G-Anton Khudobin-from Gulls…(19-7-3) 2.40-GAA…….Send D-Shea Theodore-back to Gulls.
Gulls-W-San Jose…Score 2G-in 3-minutes in 2nd period
Gulls-L-Stockton (2-1)…Sunday afternoon..Kenny Agostino scores (:12) into overtime for Heat….Gulls drew over (18,220) in Saturday-Sunday home games.
Flyers….Sign FA-G-Ray Emery.
Blackhawks….D-Duncan Keith-suspended 6-games for hi-sticking Minnesota player in face.
NASCAR…Martinsville 500…Kyle Busch leads (352-laps) overpowers field…lst time winning at Virginia track in 22-career starts.
F1…Bahrain Grand Prix…Mercedes-Nico Rosberg runs away from field at start…Teammate Louis Hamilton damages car at start finishes 3rd…Sebastian Vettle blows engine…US-team-Haas 51-Roman Grosjean finishes impressive 5th in just 2nd race-after 6th place finish at Australian Grand Prix.
PGA Tour-Shell Houston Open…Tom Herman hits birdie out of rough on 16th hole….Henrik Senstrom misses 5-foot putt on 18th-fails to get to playoff…Phil Mickelson-Jordan Spieth finish tied 9th…..Next week-Masters
US Soccer Federation….Lawyer Jeffrey Kessler files evidence of discrimination in pay scales for Men-Women on World Cup teams…
World Cup Win…Men (17,625)..Women (1,350) game bonus.
Roster Bonus..Men (68,750)…Women (15,000)
World Cup-1st place…Men (390,625)..Women (75,000)
US-Womens Soccer…15Y-veteran star Abby Wambach-arrested DUI-late Saturday nite-Portland-ran a red light.