North Carolina-Kansas…Championship Game-Monday night
..KU led by G-Remi Martin..G-Ochai Agbaji..C-David McCormack
..Tar Heels led by G-RJ Davis..G-Caleb Love..C-Armani Bocat
North Carolina-W-Duke (81-77)..Semi finals win..Game featured 22-lead changes..11-ties..Caleb Love hit critical 3-point shot and 3-free throws to seal the win…Tar Heels had (13-0) run to take lead..Devils had (10-2) run to climb back ito game…Coach Mike Krzyzewski final game ending 42-year coaching career.
Kansas-W-Villanova (81-65)..C-David McCormack (25P) in KU win..Jayhawks built 19P-lead watched Cats get to within 4-then pulled away.
U-Conn-L-South Carolina (64-49)…Lady Gamecocks dominated with defense and rebounding to win title…Handed Geno Auriemma his first loss after 11-straight wins in Championship games…..NCAA Women’s Championship game….Gamecocks (35-2)…Lady Huskies (30-6)
U-Conn-W-Stanford (63-58)..Huskies hit 15-free throws in 4th quarter for win..snapped Cardinal 24-game win streak with semi finals win
South Carolina-W-Louisville (72-59)…Alijah Boston (23P-18R) in Gamecocks win in semi finals.
Miami-Ohio..Hire Travis Steele-ex Xavier (70-50)
Butler..Fires LaVall Jordan (83-74)
Butler..Hires Thad Matta…ex Ohio State-Xavier coach
Tennessee Chattanooga..Hire Dan Earl-ex VMI
TCU..3Y-extension to coach Jamie Dixon
Lakers-L-Denver (129-118)..Nikola Jokic (38P-18R)…Will Barton 6-3’s…Anthony Davis (28P)..Russell Westbrook (27P)….Nuggets blew game open (13-2) spurt in 4th quarter…….Lakes played without LeBron James-ankle…Lakers (31-47)….Lakers lost 6-in a row…..Lost 19-of-24 games
Clippers-New Orleans….LA led (51-33) late in second quarter at Press Time…Clippers hit 10-3’s in opening half…LA (38-40)
Lakers-L-New Orleans (114-111)….Friday game Lakes had 1-basket in final 7-possessions-lost lead and game to fall farther back in playoff race
Clippers-W-Bucks (153-119)..Friday game..Robert Covington (43P) hit 11-3’s in career best game.
Lakers…Kareem Abdul Jabbar-Criticizes LeBron James..’should hold himself to a higher standard’ over some of the social issue comments he has made…on Covid…on Black-White issues and more….’He stands on both sides of the fence
Golden State..G-Steph Curry will sit out rest of season-be ready for playoffs
Charlotte..Activate F-Gordon Hayward from IR list
Brooklyn..G-Ben Simmons files grievance against 76ers seeking 20M of withheld salary from early in season while he sat out with Mental Health issues that forced trade.
Las Vegas…Oak View Group-led by exec-Tim Liewicke-purchases 25-acres Las Vegas land-plans on building 1B-Arena in efforts to lure NBA team.
Euro League..Expels all 4-Russian teams from league-revoking ownership charters because of invasion of Ukraine.
Padres-A’s…TRADE…San Diego acquires P-Sean Manaea (50-41) and P-Aaron Holiday for P-Adrian Martinez (2.34ERA) and 2B-Eru Angeles (.329)…Deal pushes Padres over the Luxury Tax threshold to (233M) payroll…Padres now have 9-starting pitchers on roster.
Padres-Pirates..Trade talks for OF-Bryan Reynolds collapse when Pittsburgh demanded both Ryan Weathers-Robert Hassel as part of 4-for-1 trade
Padres-Mets..Trade talks involving Eric Hosmer-Emilio Pagan deal for OF-Dominick Smith end when San Diego refused to pick up 34M-of salary owed to Hosmer.
Padres…1B-Eric Hosmer meets with front office for 30-minutes on Saturday to discuss his status with team after 2-tades fall thru.
Padres…P-Mike Clevinger may be head to DL-with knee issue
Padres..P-Chris Paddock examined for oblique injury
Padres..Send C-Webster Rivas to AAA-El Paso
Padres-L-A’s (8-2)…..Sal Manaea (4inn-1R-6H) in lst start for San Diego..Dinelson Lames pulled after (.1/3rd inning…2HR-3W-1HB)….MacKenzie Gore (3inn-4R-4H-Gave up Grand slam HR)…..Manny Machado 2RHR…Sunday game
Dodgers-Angels..Halos led (3-1) at Press Time in Sunday game…Angels scored 3-runs in first inning against Walkeer Beuhler
Padres-L-Reds (6-3)..Saturday…Joe Musgrave (4.1inn-5R-8H0
Padres-W-Royals (4-2) Friday..Yu Darvish (4inn-2R)
Dodgers-L-Giants (10-2)..Saturday..Clayton Kershaw (4inn-1R)..Craig Kimberly (.1-inn-4R-4H-2HR) allowed
Angels-L-Cubs (5-4)..Saturday..Pat Sandoval (4.2inn-2R)
Angels-W-Reds (7-6) Friday..Brad Marsh 2RHR
Dodgers-Waite Sox..TRADE..LA stuns world acquiring P-Craig Kimbrel (372-saves) in straight up swap OF-AJ Pollock (.297-27HR)..Both players making 16M…Pushes Dodgers payroll to record (292M)
Angels..Release OF-Justin Upton (19M) salary..hit (.232-4Y) in Anaheim
Mets-Yankees..TRADE..Mets deal OF-Miguel Castro to Yankees for P-Joely Rodriguez
Texas-Yankees..TRADE..Rangers send C-Jose Trevino to New York for P-Albert Abreau..P-Rob Ahlstrom
Cardinals..Release P-Jesus Cruz
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Tommy Milone-ex Blue Jays
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Aaron Meisinger-ex Cubs
Royals..Option P-Colton Brewers..P-Brad Peacock
A’s..Option P-Grant Holmes to AAA
Arizona..P-Merrill Kelly-2Y extension
Wade LeBlanc..Retires (37Y)..pitched for Padres-Mariners-Orioles-Cadinals
Umpires…Confirm they will make ‘In Stadium Announcements’ to explain decisions on Instant Replay Reviews
A’s..Team payroll falls to 50M with trades of Matt Olson-Matt Chapman-Sean Manaea.
Toronto..Give manager Charley Montoyo 3-year extension thru 2025.
Mets..P-Jacob deGrom-shutdown 4W-lat shoulder injury
Mets..P-Max Scherzer to miss start of season with hamstring issue
Atlanta..P-Luke Jackson-facing surgery-torn UCL-ligament elbow
White Sox..P-Lance Lynn-leaves start knee issues
White Sox..Surgery P-Garrett Crochet-elbow
Blue Jays..P-Ryan Borucki-MRI-hamstring
Tigers..OF-Riley Green-fractured foot-out 8W
Mariners..P-Ken Giles on Dl-finger
Aztecs-Nevada….SDSU now (6-20)…(1-10) Mountain West
Deshaun Watson…NFL sources say Browns QB facing 4-to-6 game suspension in aftermath of Sexual misconduct lawsuits.
Colin Kaperneck..does private passing workout at U-Michigan..says he is willing to come in a workout for any team as backup QB.
Daniel Snyder…NFL report he with-held reporting evening on ticket sales from NFL impacting Salary Cap and shared revenue formula with other teams.
Alex Smith…longtime NFL-QB called Washington franchise flawed…saying you cannot ignore the noise and the distractions created by Owner Daniel Snyder.
Dante Fowler..Cowboys LB ordered to pay (280,000) to man he attacked in parking lot incident in 2017.
Frank Gore..Longtime NFL-RB retires after 15-year career…had (16,000) yards rushing
Carolina..says RB-Christian McCaffrey will split between RB-WR this year -has ha 2-injury filled seasons.
Patriots-Miami..TRADE..Dolphins deal WR-Davante Parkers and #5 to Patriots for #3
Houston..Sign FA-RB-Marlon Mack-ex Colts
Tampa Bay…Sign FA-WR-Julian Edelman-ex Patriots
Rams..Sign FA-LB-Bobby Wagner (5Y-50M)
Raideers..Sign FA-QB-Nick Mullens-ex 49ers-Browns
Jets..Sign FA-K-Greg Zeurlein-ex Cowboys-Rams
Saints..Sign FA-DL-Jaleel Johnson-ex Vikings
Vikings..Sign FA-OG-Chris Reed-ex Colts
Atlanta..Sign FA-WR-Damiere Byrd-ex Patriots-Bears
Ducks-Oilers….Edmontona scored 3-goals in first period…Oilers led (4-1) in 3rd period at Press Time…Anaheim lost 11-of-12
Ducks-W-Arizona (5-0)..Trevor Zebras goal..snap 11-game losing streak-Friday
Kings-W-Winnipeg (3-2)..Saturday..Gabe Villard power play goal
Gulls-W-Iowa (5-3)..AHLaction-Saturday..Gulls kill off 6-power plays
Gulls-L-Iowa (2-1)..Friday..Wild score 2-goasl in 2-minutes end of game
Calgary..Lose F-Sean Monahan-season ending hip surgery
Colorado..C-Nazim Kadri-shoulder injury
Ducks..RW-Jakob Silfverberg-examined blood clot in leg
Boston..Veteran G-Suuka Rask discussing coaching job with team
Arizona..LW-Nick Ritchie-1 game suspension for slashing incident
Flyers..Do not dress D-Keith Yandle-snaps (989G) game streak
Vancouver..Coach Bruce Boudreaux-Not told if he is coming back next year…has (24-13-7) record since taking over
Montreal..May retain Coach Martin St Louis..has (10-9-4) record
Golf…Tiger Woods returns to Augusta-will shoot practice rounds Monday-Tuesday…might play in Masters on Thursday
Golf..Valero Open..JJ Spaun-ex Aztec…6-birdies to win first time on Tour…(-13-275)…held off Matt Kuchar-Matt Jones (-11)
NASCAR…Richmond 400..Denny Hamlin breaks victory drought-winning on short track…Hamlin led for only 5-laps, holding off Kevin Harvick-William Byron at end of the race….Gambled with late pit stop for fresh tires came from 15th place to get the win
Indy Car…Off weekend…Long Beach Grand Prix next Sunday
Formula 1..Off weekend..Australian Grand Prix next weekend
(Soccer)-Group Play schedule set
Team USA..World Cup Draw..will play Wales-England-Iran in group play
Team Mexico..In Group of Death..has to play Poland-Argentina-Saudi Arabia
FIFA..Announces it will conduct full survey about proposal to make World Cup an every two year event rather than a 4-year window
Mexico..Gives coach Tata Martinez a vote of confidence to continue coaching
Hope Solo..Former USA-goaltender arrested on felony DUI…passed out at wheel in parking lot with engine running-drunk-with twin one year olds in back seat.
English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Liverpool-W-Watford..Diego Joto goal..now (22-2-6)
..Chelsea-L-Brentford..Blues give up 3-goals-10 minutes
..Wolverhampton-W-Aston Villa..Wolves win on own goal
..Manchester City-W-Burnley..Kevin deBruyne scores 5′
..Manchester United-Leicester..Fred scores 66′ in tie
..Hot Spur-W-Newcastle..(5-1) blowout win Spurs
..Arsenal-Crystal Palace..Monday game
Bob Baffert….Begins serving 90-day suspension at Churchill Downs on Monday after Kentucky Court of Appeals rejected claim to void suspicion for mis-use of ointment in last year-s Kentucky Derby…Baffert turns over top 4-horses to other trainers to prepare them for Derby races…Also barred from training horses at Santa Anita and Delmar.