(NCAA Tourney)…Selection Sunday….Top seeds in each regional…Duke-Virginia-North Carolina-Gonzaga…2nd seeds were Michigan-Michigan State-Kentucky-Tennessee…
East Regional…Duke-Mhichigan Sate-LSU.
Midwest Regional…North Carolina-Kentucky-Utah State-Kansas-Houston
West Regional..Gonzaga-Michigan-Nevada-Buffalo-Texas Tech-Florida State
Teams bypassed…North Carolina State-Clemon…both with rankings in the 30s in NET poll….TCU…North Carolina-Greensboro (28-6)
Aztecs-L-Utah State (64-57)..Championship Game in MWC tourney…Aggies go on (13-0) run to break game open to start second half…SDSU went 7-minutes without scoring-hit just 1-of-15 shots early in 2nd half-never recovered..Shot 33% in 2nd half of game..Jalen McDaniels (8P) before fouling out…Devin Watson went 17-minutes without basket…Sam Merrill (24P)..Niemias Queta (17P-8R-2BS) for USU in win.
Aztecs-W-Nevada (65-56)..Stunning Friday upset win over top seed Wolfpack..Devin Watson (20P) including clutch 3-point shots early..Aztecs hit 8-free throws in row down stretch..Nevada played without power forward Jordan Caroline-Achilles injury…Caleb Martin had 2-fouls in opening minute-sat virtually entire first half.Starte held Nevada 1-basket in 15-possessions during game….Wolfpack came back with (20-4) spurt to climb back in game but lost.
UCLA…Finishes season (17-16)-to begin search for new head coach
USC..Winds up (16-17) in disappointing season.
UNLV..Fire Coach Marvin Menzies after (48-48) record in 3-years.
UNLV..Ex Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s name mentioned as candidate
Tulane..Fire Coach Mike Dunleavy (4-27) record
Texas AM..Fire Coach Billy Kennedy (14-18) season
Ohio..Fires Coach Saul Phillips (81-77) record…hires Jeff Boals-Stony Brook (55-41)..was longtime assistant at Ohio state
Georgia Tech..NCAA informs school of 3-major recruiting violations by assistant coaches in recruiting…’Severe infractions’.
Lakers-NY Knicks…Sunday game…..Knicks (13-56)…Lakers lost (7-of-8)…and (13-of-17)
Lakers-L-Detroit (111-97)..Friday night setback..Pistons hit 17-3’s…Lakers rested LeBron James.
Lakers..F-Brandon Ingram undergoes shoulder surgery blood clot caused by compressed vein…will play next year.
Clippers-Brooklyn…..LA led (111-101) in 4th quarter at Press-Time over Nets
Clippers-W-Chicago (110-91)..Friday game..Dinaro Gallinari (27P)
Clippers-Bulls..Both coach Doc Rivers-Jim Boyle ejected on same play in arguments over hard fouls-moving picks.
Portland..G-CJ McCollom-knee injury on Saturday night
Miami..G-Dwayne Wade-hip injury
Milwaukee..G-Malcom Brogdon-torn arch-6W..(15P-4A-3R) game
Padres-W-Angels (6-2)….Ian Kindler 3R-HR…Sammy Solis (1inn-0R)…Robert Stock clocked 101mph in relief…Luis Perdomo (1inn-0R)…….Sunday game
Padres-L-Milwaukee (8-2)-Friday loss..Matt Strahm (3inn-5R-8BR) allowed….P-Eric Lauer-4 no hit innings.
Padres-L-Giants (10-3)-Saturday game..Cal Quantrill (3.1inn-3R-7H)
Padres-W-Royals (11-5)-Saturday split squad game..Fernando Tatis (3-4)….Logan Allen (3R-3H)
Padres-Indians…Monday matchup….Chris Paddack (2.18-ERA) makes 4th start to try and seal spot in rotation.
Padres..P-Brett Kennedy-shutdown-lat strain shoulder-4W
Padres..P-Jacob Nix-MRI-elbow soreness
Padres..P-Luis Perdomo sent to bullpen (7.05-ERA)
Padres…cut 10-more players from major league camp…..C-Luis Torrens..C-Austin Allen…P-Kaz Makita…P-Carlos Torres.
Dodgers-L-Milwaukee..(9-8)..LA bullpen gives up 6R….Joc Pederson-Chris Taylor HRs in loss….Sunday game
Dodgers-W-Reds (8-1)-Friday game..Julio Urias (3inn-0R)
Dodgers-W-White Sox (2-0)-Saturday..Tony Gonsoli (3inn-0R)
Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw throws 31P-bullpen session-no shoulder problems-however will not be ready for opening of season.
Dodgers..OF-Max Muncey-examined forearm injury
Dodgers..P-Tony Cingrani headed to DL-shoulder issue
Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager played 3-innings minor league game
Angels….Off day on Monday
Angels-Tie-Giants-Friday game..Dillon Peters (4inn-5R-9BR) allowed
Angels-W-Arizona-Friday-split squad..Albert Pujols 2R-HR
Angels-L-Indians (7-2)-Saturday-Trevor Cahill (4inn-4R) 8.25-ERA
Angels..Callup P-Luke Bard-added to 40-man roster.
Angels..DL-P-Andrew Heaney-on going elbow issues-will miss start of season.
Phillies..OF-Bryce Harper-bruised ankle
Yankees..P-Luis Severino-6W-rotator cuff
Yankees..P-CC Sabathia-miss 4W-behind rehab-heart surgery
Yankees..OF-Estevan Florial-top prospect-broken wrist
Braves..P-Mike Foltyniewicz-miss 6W-elbow
Seattle..3B-Kyle Seager-3 months-wrist surgery
Washington..OF-Michael Taylor-sprained knee injury
Cubs..P-Brandon Morrow-Pedro Strop to start year on DL
Indians..P-Tyler Clippard-pectoral injury
Rockies..P-Antonio Senzatela-blister infection-finger
Tigers..OF-Nick Castellanos-bruised hand
Toronto..P-Mark Leiter-elbow surgery
Toronto..2B-Devon Travis-knee injury
Yankees..Make contract offer to P-Gio Gonzalez-ex Washington
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Carlos Gonzalez-ex Rockies
Washington..Open talks with OF-Austin Jackson
White Sox..Send P-Randall Delgado to AAA
Indians..Release OF-Matt Joyce
Royals-Blue Jays..Trade-KC sends P-Jason Adams to Toronto
Toronto…Annouce they will give 50% pay raises to all minor league players in farm system….MLB under fire for poor pay scale in minor leagues….Lower minor leaguers earn 1,000-month…AAA players earn 2500-month.
Houston..,Manager AJ Hinch fined 5,000-suspended 1-game for insulting umpire Angel Hernandez during argument…called him ‘unprofessional-arrogant’
MLB..Announce Yankees-Red Sox games in June in London sold out (61,000)…will add 5,000-standing room only tickets for sale at London Olympic stadium.
Raiders..Release OT-Donald Penn-7.2M-cap savings
Miami..Sign FA-QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick-ex Tampa Bay…(190TD-148Int) in career
Bills..Sign FA-OT-LaAdrian Waddle-ex Patriots
Broncos..Sign FA-CB-Bryan Callahan-ex Bears
Jaguars..Sign FA-WR-Chris Conley-ex Chiefs
Jaguars..Sign FA-OT-Ced Ogbuchi-ex Bengals
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Jake Ryan-ex Packers
Giants..Sign FA-DT-Olson Pierre-ex Arizona
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-OG-Earl Watford-ex Arizona
Chargers..Re-sign DT-Issac Rochelle
Miami…Internal conversations about talking to QB-Colin Kaeperneck
Rams..Visit with FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars
Redskins..Workout FA-OT-Ereck Flowers-ex Giants
Saints..Workout FA-LB-Kyle Emanuel-ex Chargers
Saints..OC-Max Unger announces retirement
Houston..Workout FA-OT-Jake Fisher-ex Bengals
Bengals..Workout FA-DT-Danny Shelton-ex Patriots
Bengals..Workout FA-DE-Vin Curry-ex Tampa Bay
Chiefs..Workout FA-CB-Darqueze Dennard-ex Bengals
Vikings..Visit with FA-OG-Josh Kline-ex Titans
Vikings..Visit with FA-OT-Ryan Shraedeer-ex Falcons
Kansas City…WR-Tyreek Hill under investigation for assaulting 4-year old son-breaking his arm…Hill was arrested in 2014 in college for choking pregnant girlfriend.
Browns..RB-Kareem Hunt suspended for 8G-for 3-off field incidents last spring-summer-fall while with Kansas City.
Jets..Former 1st round pick-WR-Johnny ‘Lam’ Jones dies of cancer (60Y)..was 2nd player take in 1980-draft
Eagles..Nate Ramsey-CB-passed away (77Y)-played 11-years.
Rams..Strength coach Ted Rath-suspended-under investigation for sexual battery of woman friend.
Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco given 3Y-contract extension..team (48-48) under his leadership.
Pittsburgh….2-former Steelers..RBs-Josh Harris-Issac Redmond criticize QB-Ben Roethlisberger…’he is locker room problem’…’no connection to players in lockeroom’….’no relationships with teammates’
San Diego Fleet-L-Birmingham Iron (32-29)…Wild game….Ex-Charger Nick Novak kicks 44Y-FG with (:01) left to give Birmingham the win… QB-Luis Perez comes off bench due to QB injury-throws for (359) had 3-TD-2-interceptions…Mike Bercovici overcame poor start to heat up in 2nd half to put Fleet back in the game… Bercovici (311P-3TD-2Int) …..to rally Fleet (29-29) in 4th quarter ….WR-Dentrez Ford (3R-182Y) for Fleets….Fleet guilty of 3-personal foul penalties on QBs and roughing the punter penalty…fueling Birmingham drives..
Fleet now (3-3) fall out of first place…now face 3-road games in a row.
San Antonio-W-Atlanta (37-6)…Commanders defense 3-interceptions of QB-Aaron Murray….San Antonio QB-Logan Woodside 2TDs in win…San Antonio now (4-2)…
Arizona-W-Orlando (22-17)…QB-John Wolford (167P) in Hotshot upset win over (5-0) Steve Spurrier-Apollos teams
Salt Lake-W-Memphis (22-9)…Stallions QB-Josh Woodrum (243P)….Memphis 3rd string QB-Brandon Silver (242P) in loss.
Johnny Manziel….AAF-clears him to play…San Antonio waives his rights-will join Memphis team on Monday for final 4-games of season
Aztecs…1st spring scrimmage….Offenses throw 4-interceptions…2-fumbles…RB-Kaegun Williams scores on 20Y-TD run.
USC…AD-Lynn Swann-says he will not re-sign from post…will strengthen compliance after Trojans implicated in academic entrance fraud by Newport Beach company.
Gulls-W-Manitoba Moose (4-1)…Gulls score 3-goals in (4:37-span)…Jake Dotchin 2Goals…move into 2nd place in division with (80P)….Sunday AHL-action
Ducks-Florida Panthers…Tied (2-2) at Press Time….Sunday NHL games….Ducks won 5-of-8
Ducks..C-Ryan Kesler to sit out rest of year-hip issues
LA Kings-L-Florida…Evgeni Dadvadof 2G-for Panthers in Saturday win…..Kings lost 15-of-17.
Kings..Sign Akil Thomas-C-Niagra Falls-OHL-to 3-year deal..37-goals this season
Detroit..F-Justin Abdelkader-out for year-fractured leg
Vancouver..D-Chris Tanev-out for year broken foot
Golf-Players Championship….Rory McIlroy 4-birdies on 6-hole span on back 9-to come from behind and win….finished (16-under)…Jim Furyk finished (-15)……Tiger Woods survived a quadruple bogey-7 in tourney…steadied and came home (6-8nder) to finish 31st.
Santa Anita…Annouces it will reopen March 29th-despite no solution for siege of horse deaths (22) since Christmas…..Announce it will allow use of Lasix for horses currently on the medication when it resumes racing…but will limit dosage amounts.
Indian Wells….Novak Djokovic upset in finals by Dom Thiem (6-3, 3-6, 7-5) in upset marred tourney…..Angelique Kerber stunned-losing to Branca Andreesen in women’s finals.. ending two weeks of upsets in tourney.wins finals….Rafael Nadal pulled out of semi finals on Saturday with knee injury.
NASCAR….Phoenix 500…Kyle Busch comes from 18th place to take lead with 26-laps left to win race…..Joey Logano-Brad Keselowski finish 2nd-3rd….Jimmie Johnson winless streak now at 64-races.
NASCAR…To re-evaluate ‘pack qualifying’ for top spots after drivers sat on pit row on Saturday until it was too late to get on track to set up drafting for top 11-drivers in field….Strategy ‘pack qualifying’ blew up in face….Drivers did not want to risk losing qualifying spots they had already secured.
Formula 1…Australian Grand Prix…Val Bottas grabs lead on first turn pass around teammate Lewis Hamilton…dominates and wins race…Hamilton 2nd but had tire-wear problems….Max Verstappen 3rd…Sebastian Vettle-Ferrari-coming off strong off season testing finished disappointing fourth…35-seconds behind leaders….Daniel Ricciardi damaged wing in spin out…Kimo Rakonnen had handling problems…Haas-USA driver Roman Grosjean had tire issues.
English Premier League
..Liverpool-W-Fulham..James Milner scores penalty shot (81′)…Liverpool moves into 1st place with 76P.
..Chelsea-W-Everton..Richarlsson goal..Blue now (18-6-6)
..Leicester-W-Burnley..Wes Morgan scores 90’…won game despite playing shorthanded for 56-minutes on red card.
Bournemouth-Newcastle…Tie…Newcastle scores in 94′
West Ham-W-Huddersfield…Javier Hernandez score (84-91′) in win
Manchester U-Manchester City….postponed
Hot Spur-Crystal Palace..postponed
Sockers…Go to (17-1) with easy win on Friday night…best record in MASL….Landon Donovan goal-assist
FIFA…Votes to go ahead with plans for 24-club World Cup Tourney in 2021 leading up to the 2022-World Cup in Qatar.