…(Basketball)–March Madness Scoreboard
Duke-W-Central Florida (77-76)..RJ Barrett hits put-back basket after missed free throw (:08) for Blue Devils come from behind win..Knights miss 2-layups at end of fame…Zion Williamson (32P-11R) for Devils…Aubrey Dawkins (32P) in loss for C-Florida
North Carolina-W-Washington..Luke May (20P) in Tar Heels win..
Ohio State-L-Houston..Corey Davis (21P) for Cougars in win over Buckeyes..
Virginia-W-Oklahoma..Cavaliers now (31-3) on year..
Tennessee-W-Iowa..Vols blow 25P-lead-get to overtime and win.
Oregon-W-Cal Irvine..Ducks hit 12-3’s…Irvine finishes season (31-6)
Virginia Tech-W-Liberty..Kerry Blackshear (19P) in Hokies win..
Texas Tech-W-Buffalo..Nori Odiase (14P-15R)
LSU-W-Maryland..Treymont Watson layup (:01) left for LSU win
Kentucky-W-Wofford..Terriers just (8-27) on 3’s-lose
Michigan-W-Florida..Gators shot just 34% from floor
Murray State-L-Florida State..Seminoles hit 8-3’s in first half
Gonzaga-W-Baylor..Brandon Clarke (36P) for Zags
Michigan State-W-Minnesota..Spartans jump to 20P lead 1st half
Purdue-W-Villanova..Carsen Edwards (42P) for Boilermakers
Auburn-W-Kansas..Jayhawks shoot just 29%..Auburn 26P-lead
(NIT)…2nd round of tourney-Sunday…
Clemson-L-Wichita State..Sam Jones (10P-10R) in Wheatshocker win
Xavier-L-Texas..Kerwin Roach (21P)
North Carolina State-W-Harvard..Wolfpack put 5-in doubt figure win over Crimson
TCU-W-Nebraska..Desmond Bane (30P)
Nevada…Coach Eric Mussleman may be contacted about Washington State job after firing Ernie Kent by Cougars.
Vanderbilt..Fire Bryce Drew (8-23) season
Wake Forest..Vote confidence Danny Manning despite (11-20) year
Cal Poly..Interviews Aztecs Assistant Rod Palmer…Marvin Menzies-ex Aztecs assistant
Alabama..Fires Avery Johnson after 4-years on job
California..Fires coach Wyking Jones (16-47) last two years
Lakers-W-Sacramento (111-104)….LeBron James hits 6-straight free throws at end of game…finishes with (29P)….Kyle Kozma (28P)….Lakers hit 23-3’s in win……Sunday night…Lakers had lost 10-of-11…miss playoffs for 6th year in a row
Clippers-W-NY Knicks (124-113)…Lou Williams (29P) off the bench…Sunday game
Lakers…G-Lonzo Ball removes CEO of ‘Baller Brand’ company over some 1.5M-in missing funds…Former CEO was close friend of LaVar Ball…had served 5-years in prison in early 2000s for stealing 4M from investors
Milwaukee..F-Pao Gasol-out 4W-ankle sprain
Spurs..Sign FA-F-Donatus Montiejunas-had been playing in China.
Padres-L-Cubs. (24-6)…..Cubs rip P-Logan Allen (0.2inn-6R)….Cal Quantrill (0.2-inn-7R) allowed……Final Cactus League game
Padres-Mariners…exhibition game in Seattle at Safeco Field on Monday
Padres…Name Eric Lauer (23Y) as opening day starter next Thursday against Giants….followed by Joey Lucchessi….Matt Straham….Chris Paddock…..5th starter not picked after both Logan Allen and Cal Quantrill combine to give up 13-runs in less than 2-innings against Cubs.
..P-Luis Perdomo sent to El Paso (12.91-ERA).
..2B-Javy Guerra sent to AAA hitting (.136-BA)
..1B-Josh Naylor sent to El Paso (.268-BA)
Padres…P-Robbie Erlin to start season in bullpen
Dodgers-L–Angels (8-4)…LA trailed (5-4) Freeway Series…Ross Stripling (3inn-1R) for Dodgers….Halos P-Felix Pena (3inn-1R)…Kenley Jansen (0.2inn-3R) allowed
LA-Halos..Monday game in Freeway Series
Dodgers..DL-P-Rich Hill-strained knee
Dodgers..Move P-Julio Urias back into rotation to replace Hill
Dodgers..SS-Brad Miller-opts out of contract to be free agent
Dodgers..Option P-Tony Gonsolin…P-JT Chargois to AAA
Angels..Shohei Ohtani to return to lineup May 1st as DH
Angels..Option 3B-‘Taylor Ward..OF-Jarrett Parker..OF-Cesar Puello to AAA.
Angels..Release P-Daniel Hudson
Giants..Release OF-Cam Maybin
Giants..Release C-Rene Rivera
Tigers..Release C-Bobby Wilson
Cubs..Release P-Christian Bergman
Twins..Release P-Tim Collins
Blue Jays..Release P-John Axford
Texas..P-Jason Hammel-retires (96-114) career record
Royals..Sign FA-1B-Luca Duda
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Mike Tonkin..FA-P-Alex Wilson
Mets..Sign FA-2B-Ruben Tejada
White Sox..Sign FA-SS-Alcides Escobar-ex Royals
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Pedro Severino-ex Nationals
Rockies-Yankees..Trade-Colorado deals OF-Mike Tauschman (30HR) to NY for relief P-Phil Diehl.
Twins-Giants..Minnesota deals OF-Micheal Reed for minor leaguer
Reds-Giants..Cincinnati ships 2B-Connor Joe to Giants
Brewers-Giants..Milwaukee trades C-Eric Kratz to Giants
Orioles-Giants..Baltimore sends OF-Mike Yastrzemski for minor leaguer
Orioles..Release OF-Eric Young
White Sox..Release OF-Brandon Guyer
Twins..Release OF-Adam Rosales
Cubs..Release P-Junichi Tazawa
Miami..1B-Pedro Alvarez-opts out of contract
Indians..P-Justin Grimm-opts out of contract
Rockies..Put C-Tom Murphy on waivers
Mets..Send OF-Carlos Gomez..SS-Adeiny Hechavarria..OF-Raji Davis..P-Hector Santiago…C-Devin Mesoroco to AAA.
Yankees..Option OF-Clint Frazier to AAA
Yankees..Option P-David Hale
Arizona..Option C-Caleb Joseph to Reno
Reds..Option C-Kyle Farmer..OF-Nick Senzel to AAA
Reds..Option P-Anthony Bass
Rockies..Option OF-Pat Valaika..C-Brett Nicholas
Giants..Option C-Joey Bart
Cubs..Option 2B-Ian Happ to Des Moines
Orioles.Option Andrew Susac
Reds..Option P-Anthony Bass
Red Sox..Option OF-Gorkys Hernandez
Indians..Option OF-Trayce Thompson
Rockies..Option P-Jeff Hoffman to AAA
Brewers…Reliever Cory Kneubel-strained elbow ligament
Indians..DL-Francisco Lindor-Jason Kipnis-calf injuries
Twins..DL-SS-Miguel Sano-rehab foot injury
Reds..2B-Scotter Gannett-out 3-months-torn groin
A’s..1B-Matt Olson-surgery-hamate bone
Yankees..P-Jordan Montgomery-60 Day-DL-elbow surgery
Indians..3B-Jose Ramirez-bruised knee-foul ball
Red Sox…P-Chris Sale-contract extension (5Y-145M)
Astros..P-Justin Verlander-extension (2Y-66M)
Seattle…OF-Eric Fila-suspended 100G-3rd violation drug program
NFL….Spring owners meetings begin in Phoenix
..Competition Committee proposals to change Instant Replay
..Allow challenges on flags for pass interference-personal fouls
..Allow challenges for plays not have penalty flag thrown
..Consider adding ‘sky judge’ to each officiating crew
..Allow 4th and 15 play one time in 4th quarter instead on-side kick
..Overtime rule-Each team get possession in overtime
..Eliminate coin toss in overtime
New England…Owner Robert Kraft apologizes for arrest for soliciting prostitutes…Close friend Larry King…’He is 77Y old man with needs-why should we care’….Tom Brady…’I support my owner’.
Patriots…TE-Rob Gronkowski announces retirement….(691 Receptions)…91TD in career.
Baltimore..WR-Jeremy Jacklin retires…ex Eagles-Chiefs
Kansas City…Putting WR-Tyreek Hill on NFL trading block after domestic family incident in which son suffered broken arm.
Giants..CB-Janoris Jenkins sued for 700,000 after apartment he leased was trashed and his brother arrested for a murder in the apartment he was living in.
Detroit..Former LB-Mike Cofer passes away-heart disease (58Y)
Dallas..Sign FA-S-George Iloka-ex Bengals
Lions..Sign FA-CB-Raashad Melvin-ex Raiders
Raiders..Sign FA-QB-Mike Glennon-ex Bucs-Bears-Arizona
Raiders..Sign FA-S-Curt Riley-ex Giants
Houston.Sign FA-LT-Matt Kalil-ex Carolina
Bills..Sign FA-S-Maurice Alexander-ex Seattle
Bills..Sign FA-LT-Jake Fisher-ex Bengals
Bengals..Sign FA-DE-Kerry Wynn-ex Giants
Patriots..WR-Malcom Mitchell-retires-10 knee surgeries
Steelers..Release S-Morgan Burnett
Colts..Workout LB-Shane Ray-ex Denver
Rams..Match FA-offer sheet RB-Malcom Brown
San Diego Fleet-L-Arizona (32-15)….QB-Mike Bercovic (310P-TD-2Intc)….WR-Nelson Spruce (12R-146Y) …in loss…Hot Shot QB-John Walford (212P-2TD)…Arizona adds (189R)….Fleet now (3-4) yet to win a road game…lost 2-in a row.
Memphis-W-Birmingham (31-25) OT…QB-Brandon Silvers (266P) in 1st start….Johnny Manziel plays briefly in 2nd quarter …
Orlando-W-Atlanta (36-6)…Apollos now (6-1)..QB-Garrett Gilbert (217P)…Orlando (215R).
San Antonio-W-Salt Lake City (19-15)..Commanders survive 6-QB sacks…QB-Josh Woodrum (229P) in loss
Memphis..Activate QB-Johnny Manziel to roster after just 1-week practice.
(Indoor Football League)
San Diego Strike Force-L-Green Bay Blizzard (53-45)…..QB-Derrick Bernard throws 2-interceptions returned for TDs in (:10) span blows early lead…Bernard (201P-4TD-3Int-4 QB sacks) in loss…Strike Force now (0-4)…
Strike Force…Fire GM-Brian Cox and Player Personnel Director Brandon Cox…troubled team has now dumped 2-front office execs and both its coordinators in first three weeks of season.
Aztecs…Spring Game…White beats Black (15-0)
..QB-Marc Salazar completes 10-straight passes
..RB-Chase Jasmin (16C-65Y)
..QB-Carson Baker (8-15) 90Y passing
SDSU…Former OT-Ty Roemer said he left program in season because of disagreement over treatment for bursa sac knee injury by team doctors.
William & Mary…RB-Nate Evans shot to death in argument in Norfolk, Virginia on spring break.
Kings-Calgary…Monday game….Kings (4-16) in last 20-games
Kings-W-Ducks (4-3)…Anzi Kopitar scores game winner in shootout on Saturday night…
Ducks..GM-Bob Murray says C-Ryan Kesler needs to consider h9is future health because of chronic hip issues-may retire…RW-Patrick Eaves suffers another setback from Gullaine-Barrie Syndrome-leaves club.
Ducks..Callup F-Keifer Sherwood-Sam Steele from San Diego-AHL
Gulls-W-Ontario…Justin Kloos 2-goals…Attendance 12,534….Gulls take over 2nd place in Pacific Division.
Gulls..Sign C-Brent Gates-Univesity of Minnesota-#3 pick
Gulls..Sign D-Steve Ruggierio-Lake Superior State-#6 pick
Edmonton..CEO-Bob Nicholson rips F-Tobias Reider…0-goals in 60 games…’We’d be in playoffs if he earned his pay’
Ottawa..Owner Eugene Melnyk-middle of rebuild of troubled team…’This is 5-year plan-not going to make mistakes the Maple Leafs made over many years’…..Senators have traded 5-top players-stockpiled draft picks and cap space.
Humboldt Broncos…Truck driver Jas Sidru sentenced to 8-years in prison-will serve 5Y in pleading guilty to 16-counts of vehicular manslaughter in tragic hiway accident that killed 10-players and 6-others in tractor trailer crash with team bus last April in Saskatchewan….RCMP report said Sidru failed to follow 4-signs to slow down and stop approaching highway crossroads that led to tee-bone crash…Sidru will also be deported from Canada when prison sentence ends.
PGA-Valspar Championships……Paul Casey shoots (72) wins by 1-stroke (276) over Louis Oosthuizen-Jason Kokras (277)..
Tennis..Miami Open…Serena Williams withdraws with knee injury…3rd injury-illness issue in 5-weeks.
NASCAR…Martinsville 500..Brad Keselowski blows away field-led 446 of 500-laps.
Indy Car….Grand Prix Texas-Austin…Colton Herta becomes youngest winner ever of Indy car race at (18Y)…
Soccer…Mexico-W-Chile infront of 49,000-fans at SDCCU Stadium in friendly game and debut of new coach Tito Martino.
UCLA..Fires coach Jorge Salcedo in wake of 200,000 payment in Varsity Blues academic fraud case.