Aztecs-NCAA Tourney….SDSU snubbed on “Selection Sunday”….wind up as 2nd seed instead in the NIT tourney…Aztecs will host Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne on Tuesday nite….Coach Steve Fisher must hold team together emotionally after disappointing tourney loss to Fresno…..Aztecs beat just 1-team in top 50…Only 4-in Top 100…RPI rating fell to (42)….Conference failure hurt teams overall RPI
NCAA-Seedings….Kansas (30-4)..North Carolina (28-6)..Virginia (26-7)..Oregon (28-6) were the top seeds in each region.
East Regional…Includes North Carolina…Indians..Kentucky..Xavier..West Virginia..USC.
South Regional..Kansas heads field with Marytland,..Cal..Villanova..Miami..Arizona.
Midwest Regional..Virginia surprise top seed despite not winning conference tourney..includes Michigan State..Purdue…Utah.
West Regional…led by red-hot Oregon….Oklahoma..Texas AM…Duke…Baylor.
NCAA Snubs…Not getting in…27-win St. Mary’s which had 2-wins over Gonzaga..27-win Monmouth which played monster schedule..26-win Valpariso….All left out….struggling Syracuse-Michigan got in….
NIT…Field includes St. Mary’s…South Carolina…Monmouth..St-Bonaventure…Valpo…and San Diego State
Aztecs-L-Fresno State (68-63)…..SDSU lets 7-point lead slip away…Fresno State plays lockdown defense holding State to 1-basket in final (4:40)….SDSU went final 7-possesions without basket…..Bulldogs hit 10-3’s to stay in the game….Malik Pope-Winston Shepard combined (34P-19R)…but Trey Kell-Jeremy Hensley went combined (2-19) shooting.
Oregon-W-Utah…Ducks built 25-point lead in lst half in blowing out Utes to win conference tourney-finish season with (28-6) record.
UCLA…Boosters upset with demise of program, finishing (6-12) conference..Buyout of Coach Steve Alford-11M
Central Florida..Fires coach Donny Jones
Rutgers…Dumps coach Eddie Jordan
USF…Terminates coach Don Walters.
Pacific..Releases coach Ron Verlin
Texas-San Antonio..fires coach Brooks Thompson.
Lakers-L-Knicks (90-87)..Carmelo Anthony (26P-12R)…Knicks did not play 1st round pick Kristaps Porzingas….Lakers G-DeAngelo Russell held 1-basket….Lakers (3-16 on 3’s)……..LA (14-53)
Clippers-L-Cavs (114-90)…Cleveland hits 18-3’s in lopsided win…LA (42-23)…Cleveland (47-18)
Golden State-New Orleans…Monday Matchup..Warriors (59-6)..(30-0) Home
Miami…Chris Bosh-called blood clot free-Club not letting him practice yet.
Milwaukee…OJ Mayo-gone for year-fractured ankle.
76ers..F-Jahlil Okafor-gone for year-knee meniscus surgery
Warriors..F-Andre Iguodala-out 2W-sprained ankle.
Oklahoma City..Assistant Monty Williams will not return to team for rest season-following auto accident death of his wife.
Boston..Lose F-Jae Crowder-2W-ankle.
Philadelphia..Lose C-Rob Covington-hospitalized-concussion
Memphis..G-Mike Conley out 4W-strained achilles.
Bulls..F-Pau Gasol-sidelined knee swelling.
Clippers..G-Brandon Dawson-arrested Sunday-7am-felony domestic abuse case.
Padres..Option P-Carlos Pimental..Luis Diaz..Cesar Vegas..Johnny Hellweg to minor league camp.
Padres..P-Andrew Cashner (3inn-0R-5K)-best outing spring.
Padres..P-Brandon Mauer (3inn-1R-1H) in 2nd start
Padres..P-Brandon Morrow throws live BP-no shoulder issues
Padres..1B-Wil Myers (2-19) struggles in spring.
Padres..OF-Jabari Blash (2-22) with 11-strikeouts
Padres-L-Giants (7-1)..Carlos Villanueva (.2inn-5R)..Chris Heston (4inn-0R)….Padres (3-9-1) in spring
Dodgers-W-Rockies (6-4)…Clayton Kershaw (5inn-0R)..LA (8-2)
Angels-W-Texas (7-3)..Matt Shoemaker (4inn-1R)..Gio Soto HR…
Twins-W-Baltimore…O’s starter Miguel Gonzalez (1.2inn-6R-7H)..Trev Plouffe 4RBI
Phillies-W-Yankees..CC Sabathia (1.2inn-3R-5H)
Houston-W-Braves..Jose Altuve 3R-HR
Washington-Tie-Cardinals..Max Scherzer (4inn-1R)
Meets-W-Miami..Matt Harvey (4inn-0R)..Yoenis Cespedes (4-4) in (11-0) win
Tampa Bay-W-Boston..Rick Porcello (3inn-8R-10H)
Toronto-W-Tampa Bay..Aaron Sanchez (4inn-0R).
Ariozna-W-White Sox…Pete O’Brien 2-HRs
Milwaukee-W-Cleveland..Mike Napoli 3R-HR
Indians-W-Royals..Trevor Bauer (4inn-1R)..Edinson Volquez (4inn-9K)
Reds-W-Seattle..Jake Cave-Zack Cozart HRs
A’s..P-Jarrod Parker-refractures elbow for 3rd time on 12th pitch simulated game.
Giants..P-Madison Bumgarner-nerve issue foot-miss start
Orioles..C-Matt Wieters-shutdown elbow soreness-surgery 2Y-ago
Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager-out 2W-strained knee-having MRI
Dodgers..C-Yasmani Grandal-out workouts-2 strained forearms
Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu begins 150-foot long toss
Dodgers..P-Alex Wood-Forearm soreness.
Mariners..P-Evan Scribner-Ryan Cook-lat muscle problems
Red Sox..C-Blake Swihart-jaw injury
Braves..P-Jason Grilli-20P-testing Achilles
Braves..P-Mike Foltyniewicz-40P-coming off blood clot problems.
Braves..1B-Freddie Freeman-minor wrist strain.
Angels..P-Jered Weaver-disc problems nerve area in neck.
Mets..2B-Asdrubal Cabrera-strained knee-Plasma platelet injection
Giants..P-Matt Cain-throws 35P-off mound-lst workout-cyst surgery-forearm
Astros..MRI-P-Lance McCullers-shoulder..C-Max Stassi-sprained hand
Pirates..Sign FA-3B-David Freese-ex-Angels
Braves..Release P-Kyle Kendrick…P-Chris Volstad
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Randy Choate-ex Cardinals
Mariners…P-Randy Wolfe retires..SS-Willy Bloomquist retires
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-David Carpenter.
Kansas City…Royals scouts evicted from private workout ex-Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum..
Chargers….Eric Weddle offered contracts by 4-teams including Steelers-Raiders
Chargers..DE-Kendall Reyes signs FA-deal with Redskins.
Chargers..OT-Chris Hairston arrives for visit with Steeleers.
Browns..Release QB-Johnny Manziel-earned 7.7M-2Y..went (2-6) starter.
Jaguars..Release RB-Toby Gerhart
Broncos..DE-DeMarcus Ware-Takes paycut 10M-to-6.5M
Broncos-Eagles…Denver deals conditional pick for QB-Mark Sanchez
(Free Agent Signings)
Falcons..Sign FA-LB-Sean Weatherspoon-Cardinals
Bears..Sign FA-DE-Akiem Hicks-Patriots
Browns..Sign FA-OG-Alvin Bailey-Seahawks..FA-LB-Justin Tuggle-Houston
Bears..Sign FA-LB-Jerrell Freeman-Colts..FA-DT-Mitch Unrien-SDiego
Chiefs..Sign FA-WR-Rod Streater-Raiders..FA-CB-Jamell Fleming-Carolina
Colts..Sign FA-QB-Scott Tolzien-Packers
Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Prince Amukamara-Giants
Jaguars..Sign FA-OG-Mackenzy Bernadeau-Dallas
Miami..Sign FA-RB-CJ Anderson-Broncos to (4Y) offer sheet
Miami..Sign FA-OT-Jermon Bushrod-Bears.
Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Chris Hogan-Buffalo
Patriots.Sign FA-DT-Frank Kearse-Houston
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Keenan Robinson-Vikings
Jets..Sign FA-DE-Jarvis Jenkins-Bears
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-CB-Brent Grimes-Dolphins
Bucs..Sign FA-DE-Robert Ayers-Giants.
Lions..Sign FA-S-Rafael Bush-Saints
Jets..Confirm 2-day visit with FA-QB-Robert Griffin III
Steelers..Visit with OT-Russell Okung-Seahawks-offer contract
Steelers..Visit with OT-Ryan Harris-Broncos
Houston..Visit with OT-Russell Okung
Ravens..Visit with FA-WR-Mike Wallace-Vikings
Carolina..Visit with FA-DT-Paul Soliai-Falcons
Arizona..Visit with FA-CB-Leon Hall-Bengals
Bears..Visit with FA-TE-Jermane Gresham-Arizona..
Chiefs..Visit with FA-WR-Jeremy Kerley-Jets
Rams..Visit with FA-TE-Zach Miller-Indians
Miami..Visit with FA-LB-Sean Spence-Steelers..QB-Branden Weeden-Dallas
Patriots..Visit with FA-RB-James Starkes-Packers..S-Antwan Blake-Steelers
Jets..Visit with FA-LB-Shea McLellan-Bears..OT-Kelvin Beachum-Steelers
Raiders..Visit with FA-LB-Eric Henderson-Jets..DT-Terrance Knighton-Wash.
Seattle..Visit with FA-OT-J’Marcus Webb-Bears..LB-Craig Robertson-Browns..OC-Ted Larson-Arizona..OG-Brad Sowell-Arizona.
Pittsburgh..WR-Martavius Bryant-1Y-suspension-multiple draft violations.
NFL..Hands out 33-compensation picks…Dallas-49ers-Patriots get 4-extra picks in upcoming draft..Denver-Seattle-Cleveland-Baltimore get 3-picks each.
Kings-at-Chicago…Monday Night matchup
Ducks-New Jersey…Anaheim winless in last 3-games after (18-1-1) streak
NHL..Arbitrator reduces Denis Wideman-Calgary suspension from 20G-to-10G for cross check on ref…Ref however still has post concussion syndrome-will miss resst of season.
Penguins..Evgeni Malkin-miss 2-months with shoulder-chest injury.
Montreal..D-PJ Subban spends night in hospital-bruised nerve neck
Red Wings..D-Nic Kronwall-out 3-weeks-leg injury
San Diego Gulls-W-Ontario (2-1)…Anton Khudobin makes 35-saves…Gulls have won 12-of-16..sitting in 3rd place in playoff race.
NASCAR-Phoenix 500..Auto Club 400…Kevin Harvick outruns Carl Edwards on overtime-lap re-start….swapped paint twice on final straightaway…won by 1/100th of second…Jimmie Johnson-bad crash on Friday…finished 11th..
PGA Golf-Valspar Classic…Bill Haas blows 2-stroke lead final 3-holes..then loses playoff to Charl Schwartzel….Both finished (-7)….Ryan Moore (-5)….Steve Stricker-early leader faded (-2)….Jordan Spieth finishes even par.
San Diego Sockers-L-Sonora…Eliminated from playoffs…Won game (13-10)…to tie series (1-1)….then wilted in overtime-getting outscored (6-0) to be eliminated.
XOLOs…Win (2-1)…XOLOs (3-1-6) under Coach Miguel Herrera.