Monday March 30th, 2015

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Basketball

  • March Madness…Duke-Kentucky-Wisconsin-Michigan State head to the Final 4 after Elite Eight becomes electric-exciting basketball.
  • Duke-W-Gonzaga…Blue Devils held Bulldogs without basket 6-and-half minutes in second half…Had a (14-4) scoring spurt to take the lead…Matt Jones hit 4-3’s in comeback…Justise Winston added 16P…Zags wind up (34-3) on season.
  • Michigan State-W-Louisville..Spartans storm back from 8P-deficit…MSU had (10-0) scoring spurt..Survived despite losing both big men with fouls…Spartans held Cardinals to 1-basket in final 10-possessions.
  • Wisconsin-W-Arizona…C-Frank Kaminski (29P)…Badgers hit 10-3’s in second half to hold off Cats comeback…Sean Miller (0-5) in games trying to get Wildcats to Final 4.
  • Kentucky-W-Notre Dame..UK goes to (38-0) with last second win-survived Irish 3-point shooting…Cats trailed for 16-minutes in 2nd half till Aaron Harrison hit a long distance 3, and Andrew Harrison canned 2FT with (:06).
  • St. Johns..Fires Steve Lavin after 5Y on job..Offers job to ex-NBA star Chris Mullin.
  • Texas…Fires Rick Barnes-17Y-won (402G)..Longhorns going after Wichita State coach Greg Marshall.
  • Alabama..Interested in talking to VCU Coach Shaka Smart.
  • Tennessee..Fires Donnie Tyndall after more NCAA violations surface from his former job Southern Miss.
  • Bradley..Hires Brian Wardle-Wisconsin-Green Bay (95-65)
  • Utah State..Promotes Tim Duryea-15Y-assistant to head coach replacing retired Stew Morrill.
  • Clippers-W-Boston..(119-106)...Doc Rivers team goes to (49-25).
  • Lakers-L-Brooklyn (107-99)..Brook Lopez (30P-11R)..Lakers (19-53).
  • Houston-W-Washington..Rockets get 50th win of season.
  • Cleveland-W-76ers…Cavs won (29-of-36).
  • Spurs-W-Memphis..Kawhi Leonard (25P-10R)
  • Golden State..Warriors now (60-13)-gets top seed at home entire Western Division playoffs.
  • Oklahoma City..Surgery-Kevin Durant-bone graft foot-laid up 6-months.
  • Utah..Jazz mourn passing popular broadcaster Rod Hundley (80Y).
  • LA..Judge will rule today whether Donald Sterling’s mistress must return 3.6M-gifts she had during relationship with former NBA-Clippers owner.

Football

  • Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos blasted in Letters to Editor Columns in UT-Fans write “Spanos has been sticking it to everyone for years”….”The epitome of greed-Spanos”…”Twisted logic to think 3.5M people in San Diego should spend money so 65,000-fans have the luxury of watching pro football.”
  • NFL Owners..Reports they will research use of 8-end zone cameras in off season after rejecting a proposal to buy cameras for all 32-stadiums to help with goal-line-boundary calls as proposed by New England Coach Bill Belicheck.
  • NFL…League survey shows there were 25-incidents where concussed players did not come off the field last year..reason NFL will have an Injury official in press box to stop plays.
  • Cleveland-Atlanta..Both could be notified today of severe penalties for serious game-day rules violations.
  • Aaron Hernandez..Week 9-of murder trial resumes today-his fiancee has been ordered to return to the stand for a second day of testimony.
  • Carolina..Signs FA-OT-Jon Martin-49ers..FA-WR-Jarrett Boykin-Packers.
  • Bears..Sign FA-S-Alan Ball-ex-Cowboys-Jaguars
  • Vikings..Sign FA-CB-Terrance Newman-ex Bengals.
  • 49ers..Visit with FA-LB-Lance Briggs-Bears..Desmond Bishop-ex Packers.
  • NOrleans..Talks to RB-Stevan Ridley-ex-Patriots.
  • Seahawks..Visit with FA-DT-Letroy Guion-Packers.
  • Jets..Visit with FA-LB-Erin Henderson-Vikings.
  • Ravens..CB-Lardarius Webb takes paycut from $12.5M-to-$9.2M-cap figure.
  • Vikings..LB-Chad Greenway takes paycut from $7.2M-to-$3.4M cap figure
  • Dallas..Offers LB-Rolando McClain $700,000-same salary as last year-facing 4G-drug suspension.
  • Patriots..LB-Donta Hightower could miss 7-months-shoulder surgery.

Baseball

  • Padres-W-Texas (8-5)..Matt Kemp-Wil Myers HRs..Andrew Cashner (6inn-1R)..Friars (14-11) spring.
  • Padres..Option C-Cody Decker..1B-Brett Wallace..OF-Jake Goebbert to AAA.
  • Dodgers-W-Texas (10-5)..Chris Heisey-Adrian Gonzales 2R-doubles.
  • Dodgers-L-Giants (11-9)…P-Carlos Frias (3.1inn-3R-8H)….Joc Pederson hits
  • 6th HR of spring.
  •  Dodgers..P-Brandon League shutdown for 3-months-may need shoulder surgery.
  • Reds-W-Angels (8-6)..P-Jason Marquis (6-innings)…Halos-Andrew Heaney (5inn-6R-8H)-ERA (9.00)..Cuban rookie Roberto Baldoquin HRs in lst at-bat.
  • Angels..P-Garrett Richards (5inn-0R)..not given up run in (11-inn)..coming off knee surgery.
  • Yankees..Release-P-Scott Baker
  • Brewers..Release P-Chris Perez.
  • Braves..Release P-James Russell.
  • Angels..Release-P-Matt Lindstrom
  • Royals..Release 2B-Ryan Roberts.
  • Arizona..Release P-Jeremy Accardo…P-Henry Rodriguez
  • Texas..Release P-Jamey Wright..P-Juan Oviedo…OF-Nate Schierholz.
  • Cubs..Release P-Felix Doubrant.
  • White Sox..Acquire P-Kyle Drabeck-Toronto
  • Texas..Acquire P-Sam Freeman-Cardinals
  • Twins..Talk P-Ralf Soriano-ex Nationals
  • Tampa Bay..Works out P-Scott Diamond-ex Twins
  • Atlanta..Option P-Manny Banuelos-ex Yankees.
  • Red Sox..Option P-Henry Owens
  • Indians..Option P-Danny Salazar.
  • Texas..Option..P-Ross Ohlendorf
  • Twins..Option OF-Aaron Hicks.
  • Pirates…Option OF-Jose Tabata.
  • Astros..Option 3B-Matt Dominguez…C-Carlos Correa
  • Twins..Rookie P-Lewis Thorpe needs elbow surgery-11th to be operated on this spring.
  • Rockies..OF-Carlos Gonzalez-examined knee fatigue.
  • Yankees..SS-Didi Gregorious-exam tender wrist.
  • Red Sox..C-Christian Vazquez-elbow ligament damage
  • Tigers..P-Justin Verlander-bicep cramps over weekend
  • Cardinals..P-Jaime Garcia will remain in Florida-shoulder woes again.
  • Mariners..Top minor league P-Victor Sanchez-dies of double fractured skull-hit by boat while swimming in Venezuala in February.

Hockey

  • Ducks-W-New Jersey (2-1)..Anaheim has NHL leading 105-points in battle for home ice advantage…G-John Gibson (27-Saves)..Ryan Kesler 20th goal season..
  • Penguins..D-Kris Letang-hospitalized with concussion after checked into boards..released Sunday nite-out extended period..

General

  • NASCAR-Martinsville 500..Denny Hamlin muscles way to win in emotional win for Joe Gibbs Racing…JD Gibbs-son of lengedary owner-hospitalized with brain tumor.
  • Indy…Grand Prix-St Petersburg…Juan Montoya holds off Will Power after final pit stop to win on Suncoast.
  • Formula 1..Maylasian Grand Prix..142-degree temperatures…Sebastian Vettle stunning win-builds (:10) lead and runs away from Lewis Hamilton-Team Mercedes.

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