March Madness….Day 1-Blowouts-Couple Upsets
Yale-Upsets-Baylor…Makai Mason (31P) in Elis upset (79-75) win.
Duke-W-UNC Wilmington..Grayson Allen-Marshall Plumlee (46P)
Butler-Upsets-Texas Tech..Bulldogs hit 9-3’s in (76-71) win.
Ark-Little Rock-Shocks-Purdue..Josh Hagins (31P)..Boilermakers lost 13P-lead..LRock (30-4)
Virginia-W-Hampton..UVA-top seed hits 12-3’s
Iowa State-W-Iona..Georges Niang (28P)
Utah-W-Fresno..Utes C-Jakob Poelti (16P-18R)…Utes (19-2) run in 2nd half in win
Gonzaga-W-Seton Hall..Bulldogs bigs-Sabonis-Wiltjer get Hall into foul trouble..
Kansas-W-Austin Peay..(105-79)..now (31-4) on year..Perry Ellis (21P)
U-Conn-W-Colorado..Huskies go to (26-10)
Miami-W-Buffalo..Canes struggle but get 7P-win
Arizona-L-Wichita State..Cats trail by 19-at half-never recover in stunning loss to play-in team
North Carolina-W-Fla Gulf Coast..Tar Heels score 42 in second half
USC-L-Providence..Trojans lose (70-69)…Rod Bullock layup (:01) left for Friars..12-turnovers negated 53% shooting in close game
Indiana-W-Chattanooga..Hoosiers roll up (99P) in win
Kentucky-W-Stony Brook…UK built 30P-lead…now (27-8) on year
(Friday Schedule)-Top Games
California-vs-Hawaii…..West Virginia-SF Austin…Syracuse-Dayton….Oregon State-VCU….Oregon-Holy Cross…Cincinnati-St. Josephs….Michigan-Notre Dame…Pitt-Wisconsin….Mismatches-Oklahoma-Cal State-Bakersfield…..Maryland-South Dakota State.
Aztecs-Washngton….SDSU puts in game plan for Monday nite matchup against run-gun Huskies of Pac 12.
San Antonio-W-Portland…LaMarcus Aldridge-Kawahi Leonard combine for (44P)..Spurs (58-10)..(34-0) at home
Lakers-Phoenix…Friday night matchup…Lakers (14-54)
Golden State-Dallas..Warriors (62-6)
Oklahoma City-Philadelphia..Thunder (46-22)
Sacramento…Head coach George Karl-fueding-Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman over her close friendship with team owner.
Houston..Dwight Howard-James Harden call players only meeting as season falls apart.
White Sox..Explosive incident at Camelback Ranch…..Team clubhouse meeting with Manager Robin Ventura-GM-Ken Williams-President Ron Hahn turns ugly…Players threatened boycott spring training game over retirement Adam LaRoche-walked away from 13M contract when club told him he was not to have 14Y-son in clubhouse everyday…son was acting as an unpaid employee…P-Chris Sale tells GM-not welcome in clubhouse…Ventura asks for cooling off period after angry meeting.
Padres-L-Giants…Andrew Cashner struggles thru 3-innings-5 runs allowed-7-baserunners…Matt Kemp-John Jay HRs…SD (4-11-1)
Padres..Sign FA-3B-Mike Olt-ex Texas-Chisox-Cubs farmhand
Padres..Bench coach Mark McGwire says wife’s illness was not life threatening-took time to resolve-had to be near his 5-kids…stable now
Dodgers-L-Royals (5-1)…Kendry Morales 2R-HR..Kris Medlen (4inn-1R)…JP Howell (.1-3R-4H) in loss.
Dodgers..Allow Adrian Gonzalez-play Mexico-WBC team despite neck woes
Angels-Tie-Rockies (4-4)..Hector Santiago (5inn-1R-6K)..Cliff Pennington 2H
A’s-Tie-Mariners..(11-11) game..Robby Cano 2RHR..Danny Valencia 3RBI-A’s
Reds-W-Indians..Devin Mesoroco HR-Reds..Danny Salazar allows 3HRs.
Red Sox-W-Orioles..Boston-Henry Owens (2.2-3R-8BR)..Vnce Worley (6R)
Tigers-W-Cardinals..Mike Plephrey (5inn-0R)..Detroit hits 3HRs
Houston-W-Toronto..Carlos Correa-Preston Tucker HRs-Astros
Nationals-W-Braves..Chris Heisey 3R-HR..Stephen Strasberg (4inn-2R)
Tampa-W-Phil…Matt Moore (4.2-1R-8K)
Yankees-W-Pirates..Starlin Castro HR..hitting (.417)
Mets-W-Miami..Jacob deGrom (3inn-1H) Mets
Twins-L-Orioles..Adam Jones 2RBI..Mike Wright (5-inn-0R) for Birds
Cubs–WArizona..Chicago explodes 15-runs..Jorge Soler HR-double..Jason Hammel (4inn-1R)
Brewers-W-Texas..Taylor Jungmann (4inn-1H-0R)..Scotter Gennett HR
Rockies..FA-1B-Justin Morneau-elbow surgery-will miss 4-months.
Washington..P:-Bronson Arroyo-torn rotator cuff
Tigers..P-Angel Nesbitt-miss 8W-sprained ankle
Houston..P-Luke Gregorson-cleared pitch-out with oblique
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Steve Johnson-ex Rangers-Orioles closer.
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Marlon Byrd-ex Phillies
Reds..Sign FA-P-Alfredo Simon-ex-Tigers-Orioles
NFL…Owners will look at 19-different rules proposals
…Ejection Rule-2 Personal Fouls in game lead ejection.
…Kickoff Touchbacks…Brought out to 25Y-line rather than 20Y.
…PAT kicks will be from 15Y-line permanent rule after trial year.
…PAT-Defense can return a turnover on PAT play for 2-points.
…Instant Replay-Coaches given 3-challenges per game
…Half Distance Penalty Yardage will be tacked on as yards needed 1st down
San Diego…Ex-Chargers safety Eric Weddle says GM-Tom Telesco told him ‘lucrative 3rd contracts for veterans-were for Hall of Fame players”….Weddle said 12-teams contacted him about contract offers.
Broncos..Sign FA-OT-Russell Okung (5Y-56M)-ex Seahawks.
Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Shea McClellin-Bears.
Vikings..Sign FA-OT-Andre Smith-Bengals
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Nate Stupar-Falcons special teams star.
Redskins..Sign FA-LB-Terence Garvin-LB-Steelers
Titans..Sign FA-CB-Antwan Blake-Steelers
49ers..Sign FA-OG-Zane Beadels-Jaguars
Bears..Sign FA-LS-Aaron Brewer-Broncos
Bengals..Visit with LB-Karlos Dansby-Browns..WR-Brandon LaFell-Patriots
Saints..Visit with DT-Nick Fairley-Rams
Jets..Visit with LB-Courtney Upshaw-Baltimroe..KR-Jordan Norwood-Denver
Seattle..Visit with DE-Mike Neal-Green Bay
Tampa Bay..Visit with LB-Daryl Smith-Baltimore
Denver..OT-Ryan Clady rejects request negotiate down his (9.5M) contract-has missed two seasons with injuries…facing release..
49ers..Pull QB-Colin Kaeperneck off trade block-Will he boycott OTA workouts next month?
Ducks-Boston…Friday nite matchup…Anaheimj lost 4-of-5
Gulls-Bakersfield…Friday night matchup Sports Arena…Gulls won (13-of-17)..climb into 2nd place in Pacific Division…
NASCAR….Auto Club 400-Sunday…Kevin Harvick-Jimmie Johnson–1-2 in point standings.
Formula 1…Season opener-Australian Grand Prix…Team Mercedes led by Lewis Hamilton-Nico Rosberg defend throne…..Team Ferrari with new tire setup expected to challenge…Debut of American based-Haas F1-team from Charlotte-led by driver Romain Grosjean-have had tough preseason testing program with new chassis.
Indy Car…Driver Will Power misdiagnosed-does not have concussion but ear infection…held out of opening race last weekend St. Petersburgh Grand Prix. ..