Aztecs…Retain Brian Dutcher as head coach…Will return for 5th year with record (96-31)…after University of Minnesota hires Ben Stephens as new coach…Stephens played for Gophers…was 8Y-assistant in program then was 3Y-assistant at Xavier…UM under fierce pressure to hire a black head coach…had gone 14Y without hiring a minority head coach in any UM sports.
(NCAA Tourney Scoreboard)
Gonzaga-W-Oklahoma (87-71)..Zags go to (28-0)..Drew Timme (30P-13R) in blowout win over Sooners to move to Sweet 16.
Oregon-W-Iowa (95-80)…Ducks survive 36P night from Luke Garza to win…Chris Duarte (23P) in victory…2nd seeded Hawkeyes out.
UCLA-W-Abilene Christian (67-47)..Bruins (18-0) run in first half blows game open…3rd UCLA win in 5-day span in tourney..
Creighton-W-Ohio (72-58)…..Blue Jays hold Bobcats star Jason Preston (0-5) in first half-jump to 16-point lead..Preston went (1-10)…Jays hit 9-3’s in lopsided win..end Bobcats run.
Michigan-W-LSU..(86-78)..Eli Brooks (21P)..Chaundee Brown (21P) in Wolverines win
Colorado-L-Florida State..Seminoles hold McKinley Wright to 4-baskets-ends Buffs run
Alabama-W-Maryland..(96-77)…Tide hit 16-3’s
USC-W-Kansas..(85-51)…Bruins hold KU to (29%) shooting…Evan Mobely (10P-13R-3Blocks) as Trojans surge to Sweet 16.
Indiana…Hoosiers remove deal to hire ex Ohio State coach Thad Matta after he fails physical exam.
Minnesota..Hires Ben Stephens as head coach-former Gophers assistant..had been at Xavier
Portland..Hires Shantay Legans as head coach..led Eastern Washington to NCAA tourney this year
UNLV…Promotes Kevin Kruger to Rebels head coaching job..was assistant…son of former coach Lon Kruger.
Lakers..Mourn passing of legendary power forward Elgin Baylor (86Y)…11-time All Star with Lakers…Teamed with Jerry West on great teams of 1960s-70s…(27P-13R) in career…teamed with West-Wilt Chamberlain-Gail Goodrich…went to NBA finals 7X-never won a ring….23Y-as GM-LA Clippers.
Lakers..G-LeBron James-could be out 6-8W-with severe high ankle sprain.
Brooklyn..G-Kyrie Irving to miss 3-games..leaves team with family issues.
Milwaukee..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo-strained knee
Detroit-Sacramento..Trade talks for Kings C-Marvin Bagley
Bulls-Pelicans..Trade talks..Lonzo Ball for Laurie Markkanen
Atlanta-Pelicans..Trade talks..Lonzo Ball for Bogdan Bogdanovic
Boston-Atlanta..Discuss deal Marcus Smart
Boston-Sacramento..Trade talks for Kings F-Harrison Barnes
Lakers-Cleveland..Discuss deal for C-Javale McGee
Lakers-Cleveland..Discuss deal for F-Andre Drummond
Clippers-W-Atlanta (119-110)…LA bench scores (51P) fueliing come from behind win…snaps Hawks 8-game win streak …Monday game
Lakers-at-New Orleans…Lakers lost 2-in a row since LeBron James injury.
Houston…Losing streak now at 20-games…since James Harden trade.
Padres-Tie-Royals (9-9)..Bullpen blows lead in 9th inning
..Tommy Pham-2 solo HRs
..Eric Hosmer (1-3) first game back from digestive issues
..Joe Musgrove (4inn-5R-8H)-worst outing of spring
..Emilio Pagan-gives up 3R-HR
Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler says he wants MLB-Union to negotiate to put DH back into National League
Padres..Say no single game ticket sales..only to people who buy season tickets.
Dodgers-L-Mariners (7-3)..Trevor Bauer throws 4-shutout innings then gives up 3-HRs in 5th inning in loss
Dodges..Considering single game ticket sales
..Mike Trout 3RBIs
..Anthony Rendon HR-2RBIs
Angels..1B-Albert Pujols bruised wrist-hit by pitch-no fracture
Angles..Option OF-Jo Adell to AAA…hit (.250) in spring
Angels..Option P-Jose Suarez..2B-Matt Thaiss to AAA.
Angels..Announce single game tickets go on sale March 26th
Toronto..P-Kirby Yates-forearm flexor strain..Will miss start of season…had bone chip elbow surgery last summer.
Texas..OF-Khris Davis-concussion-beaned by pitch
Texas..P-Jose Leclerc-elbow discomfort
Reds..OF-Joey Votto rejoins team after isolation for Covid
Reds..P-Michael Lorenzen-shoulder strain
Tampa Bay..1B-Ji Man Choi-cortisone shot ailing knee
Arizona..P-Zac Gallen-shutdown-forearm injury
Indians..hire ex-pitcher Dan Otero as front office exec
(NFL Free Agency)..12-more signings…157 free agents sign in 7-days
Giants..Sign FA-CB-Adoree Jackson-ex Titans (3Y-29M)
Rams..Sign FA-WR-DeSean Jackson-ex Eagles
Titans..Sign FA-WR-Josh Reynolds-ex Rams
Titans..Sign FA-LB-Ola Adeniyi-ex Steelers
Houston..Sign FA-WR-Chris Conley-ex Chiefs-Jaguars
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Hardy Nickerson-ex Vikings
Arizona..Sign FA-OG-Brian Winters-ex Jets
Lions..Sign FA-K-Randy Bullock-ex Bengals
Raiders..Sign FA-DT-Darius Philon-ex Chargers-Arizona
Raiders..Sign FA-DT-Matt Dickerson-ex Titans
Steelers..Sign FA-WR-Tayler Summons-ex Houston
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Tavon Wilson-ex Lions
Eagles..Meet with FA-QB-Joe Flacco-ex Ravens-Jets-Broncos
Ravens..Meet with FA-WR-Sammy Watkins-ex Chiefs
Colts..Meet Tuesday with FA-WR-Sammy Watkins
Bengals..Meet with FA-OT-Nick Easton-ex Houston
Chiefs..Meet with FA-CB-K’wuann Williams-ex 49ers
Chargers..Re-sign TE-Stephen Anderson
Steelers..Re-sign DT-Chris Wormley
NFL Competition Committee…Proposing rule changes to owners:
..Hire Sky Judge to work as 8th official in booth
..Allow Instant Replay official in booth to over-rule call on field
..Adopt 4th-15 rule in place of on-side kick
NFL…new TV contract has bonus clauses
..NFL can add Saturday night doubleheader games for 17th game
..NFL can add Thanksgiving Friday game for Amazon broadcast
Houston…lawyer files 5-more ‘Sexual Misconduct’ lawsuits against Texans QB-Deshau Watson…Total 12-lawsuits..22-women charging sexual incidents happened.
Kings-San Jose…Sharks led (2-1) 3rd period at Presstime…Ryan Donato with goal in 3rd period for Sharks..Monday game
Ducks-L-Minnesota. (2-1)…Nick Bjugstad third period goal for Wild for win…Ducks now (9-18-6)…Monday game
NHL..Cancel Montreal-Edmonton game after late arriving positive test for a player-no time to do ‘contact testing’
Vancouver..Sign FA-F-Travis Boyd-ex Maple Leafs
NHL..Announce passing of longtime referee Swede Knox..worked (2,200) games in career.
Montreal..Top draft pick D-Jordan Harris turns down contract…will return to Northeastern University.
Indy Car….Team owner Roger Penske proposing more doubleheader scheduling with Indy Car-NASCAR racing same weekend at tracks.
NASCAR…Examining proposal to stage “Street Races” for stock cars as a way to expand the schedule.
PGA…Match Play Championships-Austin, Texas…tees off Wednesday….16-groups of 4-golfers play Wed-Thu-Friday…then go to match play Saturday-Sunday…Dustin Johnson-Rory McIlroy head field