Aztecs-Georgia Tech….Quarterfinals of NIT Tourney….Winner goes to Madison Square Garden…SDSU (29-8) goes for 30th win….Tech (21-14)…had sub-500 record in ACC….Georgia Tech did beat Virginia and Notre Dame during the season…Yellow Jackets have won 8-of-11…excellent 3-point shooting guard in Adam Smith.
Florida-George Washington in other NIT matchup.
BYU-W-Creighton…Cougars win foul plagued game…Zac Seljaas hits 5-3’s..40-fouls-51-free throws
St. Mary’s-L-Valpariso..Gaels shoot just 33% on road…lose (60-44)…fail to get 30th win of season
Wyoming…Coach Larry Shyatt retires after 7-years with Cowboys…went (117-78) in 2-terms in Laramie…Assistant Evan Roberts elevated to the job.
UNLV…Will interview Mick Cronin-head coach Cincinnati Bearcats.
Central Florida..Hires Johnny Dawkins-just fired last week at Stanford.
Arizona..Coach Sean Miller says he will stay with Wildcats-rejects overtures from Alma Mater-Pitt.
Lakers-L-Memphis…Lakers pull away in 2nd half…Kobe Bryant 20P…Grizzlies without Marc Gasol-Mike Conley…LA (15-55)
Oklahoma City-W-Houston…Russell Westbrook-explosive triple double (21P-13R-15A)
Clippers-at-Golden State…LA (43-26)…Warriors (63-7)..(32-0) at home.
Spurs-Miami…San Antonio (59-11)….(35-0) at home
Lakers-Phoenix Suns…battle of 2nd and 3rd worst teams in league.
Dallas..F-Chandler Parsons to miss rest of year-knee surgery.
Denver..Longtime NBA C-Dikembe Mutombo escaped injury-Was in Brussells airport when terrorist bombins occurred in city.
Atlanta..TNT-reporter Craig Sager told he has 3-months to live with leukemia returning for 3rd time.
NBA…Announces awarding 2018-All Star Game to Lakers-Staples Center.
Chargers-JMI….Ready to release their Proposal for Initiative Vote for Downtown hybrid Stadium-Convention Center Annex…..The JMI-Chargers proposal, according to the UT, will ask the hoteliers to raise their hotel tax to an all time high 16.5%. The Stadium would cost 1M….the Chargers have upped their contribution to 350M in addition to the 300M from the NFL….the City and County would be asked to add their 350M to the package…..The Convention Center annex would cost 600M with the Hotel tax paying that amount…and an additional 200M for financing to buy land…..State officials believe the JMI proposal would need only a 50-plus-1 vote for approval…..JMI initiative is different than Cory Briggs inititative which has funding allocated only for Convention Center Annex….Reports Briggs will have to withdraw his plan if Chargers get 65,000-signatures.
Chargers..GM-Tom Tolesco confirms he has been approached by teams seeking to trade up to get the 3rd pick in the draft to take either QB-Jared Goff or Carson Wentz….Chargers would likely need 1st-2nd and 4th round pick to move out of the third slot.
San Diego State…AD-Jim Sterk says his primary interest is a football stadium in Mission Valley on the Qualcomm Sightt, possibly a smaller venue to be shared with an MLS-team.
NFL…Owners…..Take action on 7-of-19 Rule Change proposals.
NFL…”Table” plan to adopt ‘Yellow Card’ ejection rule for players who get 2-unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a game.
NFL…”Reject” plan to give each coach 3-challenges per game.
NFL…”Reject”..Kickoff-Touchback-to have ball brought out to 25-yard line.
NFL…”Yes” on making PAT kicks permanent rule with ball spotted at 15-yard line for 33-yard kick.
NFL…”Yes” on allowing communications to QB and Defensive captain from both sidelines and coaches booths.
NFL…”Yes”-eliminate all chop blocks along the line of scrimmage.
Giants..owner John Mara says “NFL has sportsmanship problem”…need to further study the ejection rule before acting on it.
Dallas..Owner Jerry Jones says Johnny Manziel has had a ‘disappointing NFL life experience-needs to get his human element skills addressed’.
Dallas..Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he believes ‘it’s absurd’ to think playing football is linked to CTE disease in brain.
Dallas..Sign FA-RB-Alfred Morris-Redskins
Miami..Sign FA-OG-Kraig Urbik-Bills
Vikings..Sign FA-TE-Brian Leonhardt-Saints
Tampa..Sign FA-P-0Bryan Anger-Jaguars
Ravens..Reach agreement with RB-Trent Richardson-former lst round pick
Bears..Sign FA-TE-Josh Hill-Saints.
Chiefs..LB-Justin Houston-Surgery-Torn ACL from injuries past season..could miss 6-8 months-maybe whole season
Arizona..OT-Darren Colledge-who retired-is joining Army National Guard on 8Y-military committment.
Padres-W-Texas (17-5)…Derek Norris 2R-HR..2R-Double…Jemile Weeks RBI single-2R-double…Jabari Blash HR…Jose Pirela 3H….Andrew Cashner (6inn-2R)….Padres get 10-extra base hits in blowout win.
Padres…Give up idea on converting P-Brandon Mauer to starter…back to bullpen setup man for closer Fernando Rodney…Mauer gave up 15-runs in 7-innings in 3-starts…..Colin Rea-Robbie Erlin have had best springs so far in trying to lock down the 4th and 5th starting slots…Drew Pomeranz has been shaky….Brandon Morrow has pitched just 2-innings so far coming off shoulder scope surgery and is nowhere ready to open season.
Padres…2nd baseman Cory Spangenberg leaves game with bruised ankle after getting hit by pitch.
Dodgers-L-Royals (3-1)..Chris Young (4.1inn-0 hit ball)
Dodgers…OF-Andre Ethier will miss 10-to-14-weeks with fractured tibia near shin from foul ball.
Angels-W-A’s (6-5)….Gio Soto pinch hit HR..Andrelton Simmons 2R-HR…Hector Santiago (6inn-3R)
Giants-W-Arizona..Giants now (10-13)…Dbaks (17-5) in spring.
Yankees-W-Mets..Alex Rodriguez 2H-2RBI…Luis Severino 5-shutout innings
Rockies-W-Brewers..Nolan Arrenado HR-14 game hitting streak..Gerrardo Parra-Charley Blackmon HRs
Cubs-W-Reds..Anthony Rizzo…Tim Fedorowicz 2R-HRs.
White Sox-W-Giants..Jimmy Rollins 3-hits-including 3R-HR..Mat Latos (4.2inn-7R-11H)..Jake Peavy (4.2inn-4R)..(8.31ERA)
Twins-W-Phillies..Byron Buxton 2H.
Twins-W-Orioles..Joe Mauer 2R-HR
Toronto-W-Tigers..Troy Tulowitzki HR-5RBI
Marlins-W-Boston..Jose Fernandez (5-inn-0-hits)
Astros-W-Braves..Carlos Correia 2R-HR
Tampa Bay-W-Cuba (4-1)..James Loney HR-3RBI…Sellout at Estadio Latino Americano…Fans give standing ovation when
President Obama and Raul Castro arrived…Cuban players come to home plate and tip cap to Obama…Luis Tiant-Derek Jeter-Rachael Robinson amongst dignitaries on hand.
Tigers..P-Daniel Norris-leaves game with back injury.
Red Sox..DL-P-Carson Smith-strained elbow.
Mets…3B-David Wright says back pains come and go from spinal stenosis.
Anaheim Ducks-L-Montreal (4-3)..Goalie John Gibson lets in 2-soft goals……Ducks (89P) ..still in 2nd spot in Pacific
Kings-L-Minnesota…Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk-38 saves……Kings (11-4-2)…LA has (93P) maintains lst place lead
Ottawa….Senators owner Eugene Melnyk threatening major changes in organizatio-fail to make playoffs 2nd time in 3-years.
Buffalo..Sabres sign college hockey stars D-Casey Nelson-Minnesota State-undrafted free agent…..Hudson Fasching-F-Minnesota Golden Gophers draft pick.