Aztecs….SDSU will face Houston in 1st round matchup in Wichita in the West regional…..State is (22-10) and takes a 9-game winning streak against the Cougars (26-7)….Aztecs big early season win over Gonzaga and the late season surge beating Nevada twice plus Fresno-Boise pushed them into an 11th seed… NCAA Tourney….1st round matchup….Coach Brian Dutcher press conference quotes:
..4-weeks ago-this didn’t look like a possibility
..I challenge them 4-weeks ago to show me we’re the best team in the conference.
..Houston has a great leader in Kelvin Sampson-look what he has done everywhere he’s been.
Aztecs-W-New Mexico….Win Mountain West Championship game (82-75)….G-Trey Kelly (28P) wipes out 6-point deficit…hitting 6-shots in a row in second half rally…..Scored (21P) in second half to trigger comeback…SDSU wins 9th game in a row]
Aztecs-W-Nevada…State built a 30-point halftime lead-destroying (27-6) Wolfpack in semi-finals..had (10-0) and (13-0) runs…..Jalen McDaniels (17P-12R) in victory.
USD-Hartford….Toreros open play in CIT tourney..Monday night…USD (18-13)…Hartford (19-13).
Arizona-wins Pac 12-title over USC.
Cal State-Fullerton-wins Big West title
Gonazaga-wins WCC crown
New Mexico State wins WAC title
(March Madness)-Selection Sunday
Virginia-seeded number 1-in tourney….2-Villanova…3-Kansas…..4-Xavier.
South Regional…includes Virginia..Aerizona…Cincinnati…Nevada
East Regional..Villanova…We Virginia..Wichita State..Purdue
Midwest Regional..Kansas..Auburn…Michigan State…Duke…TCU
West Regional…Xavier..North Carolina..Michigan…Gonzaga…Ohio State
NCAA Play In Games
Texas Southern-North Carolina Central
NCAA…Snubbed Louisville (20-13)…Notre Dame (20-14)….Oregon (22-12)….Idaho (22-7)….Middle Tennesse (24-7)…St Mary’s (28-5)….USC (23-11)…..UCSB (23-9)…..East Tennessee (25-9)….Boise State (23-8)
Pitt..Fires coach Kevin Stallings after (8-24) season..(0-19) in ACC
Georgia..Fires coach Mark Fox (166-133)-missed tourney 2-years row
UConn..Fires coach Kevin Ollie-NCAA recruiting violations.
Louisville..Rick Pitino says wants to return to coaching despite firing.
Lakers-W-Cleveland (127-113)….Julius Randle career best (36P-14R)….Brook Lopez (22P)….LA hits 13-3’s….LeBron James (9-20) shooting..held to 24P….Sunday…LA (30-36)
Clippers-W-Orlando…Tobias Harris-Isaiah Williams combine (46P)
Clippers-W-Cavalaiers..DeAndre Jordan (20P-23R) win on Friday
Boston..F-Jaylen Brown-out indefinitely with concussion
Charlotte..F-Michael Carter-Williams-knee surgery-gone for year
Spurs..F-Kawhi Leonard says may return to play on Thursday from quad injury
Bucks..Release F-Mirza Teletovic-lunch condition.
NFL…Free Agent Window opens for 142-veteran players today….Agents can negotiate deals….Clubs can sign players on Wednesday.
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Richard Sherman-Seahawks (3Y-39M)
Bengals..Release CB-Adam ‘Pac Man’ Jones
Colts..Release WR-Donte Moncrief
Patriots..Release DE-Ricky Jean Francois
Giants..Release S-Dominque Rogers-Cromartie
Giants..Release P-Brad Wing
Steelers..Release S-Mike Mitchell
49ers..Release DE-Elvis Dumervil
Seahawks..Release CB-DeShawn Ahead
Titans..Release QB-Matt Cassell..WR-Eric Weeks..S-DeNorris-Searcy
Redskins..Visit with FA-DT-Mohammed Wilkerson-ex Jets
Raiders..Visit with FA-RB Doug Martin-ex-Tampa Bay
Titans..Visit with FA-RB-Chris Johnson-ex Arizona
Bills-Browns..Trade-Buffalo deals QB-Tyrod Taylor for #3 pick
Miami-Browns..Dolphins deal WR-Jarvis Landry for #4-7 picks
Browns-Packers..Cleveland trades QB-Deshone Kizer for CB-Damarious Randall.
Browns-Patriots..New England gets DT-Danny Shelton for #3 pick
Eagles-Carolina..Philadelphia trades WR-Torrey Smith for CB-Daryl Worley.
Tampa Bay..Signs WR-Mike Evans (5Y-82M) extension.
Arizona..Longtime TE-Chris Gedney-passed away (47Y) heart attack…had been working at Syracuse University.
ESPN…Sean McDonogh dropped from Monday Night Football telecast-returning to college FB games.
CFL-Ottawa Red-Black..release QB-Ryan Lindley-ex Aztecs
Aztecs..Spring scrimmage…RB-Kaegun Williams scores on 56Y-TD run…only offensive TD game game dominated by defense…Young QBs Ryan Agnew-Marc Salazar throw 2-picks-fumble.
Tennessee…QB-Keller Chryst-transfers in from Stanford.
BYU..WR-Dylan Collie-transfers in from Hawaii-had (56R) last year
Stanford..QB-Tanner McKee-top recruit-leaves on 2-year mission-Brazil
Padres-L-Giants (5-4)….Luis Perdomo roughed up (3inn-5R-5HG-4W)…Chris Young (4-inn-0R)….Sunday afternoon game
Padres…P-Joey Lucchesi 3-more shutout innings (1.09-ERA)….P-Eric Lauer 3-shutout innings (2.70-ERA)
Padres..P-Colin Rea diagnosed with lat muscle strain-shoulder-4W.
Padres..SS-Allan Cordoba treated at concussion clinic
Padres..OF-Alex Dickerson to do rehab on elbow-sprain-no surgery yet
Padres..Roser cuts-P-Cal Quantrill..P-Tom Wilhelmsen-1B-Josh Naylor-P-Trey Wingenter
Dodgers-W-Rockies (13-7)…Yasmani Grandal (3-3)-5RBI…Chris Taylor 3RBI….Hyun Jin-Ryu (2inn-4R)….
Dodgers..P-Walker Beuhler (2inn-0R-5K)
Dodgers…Option P-Brock Stewart-Henry Owens to minor leagues
Angels-W-Texas (4-3)….JC Ramirez (4inn-1R)…Justin Upton 3R-HR….Shohei Ohtani (1-3)…
Angels..P-Shohei Ohtani rough outing (3inn-6R-6H-6K-1W-2WP) vs Tijuana Toros…..Spring totals (3G-7inn-10R-16K)…..Hitting (1-11) (.091) as DH.
Angels..Rocky outings..Matt Shoemaker (3.2inn-6R-8H)….Parker Bridwell (3inn-4R-5H)…..Andrew Heaney (3inn-3R-4H)
Twins..Sign FA-P-Lance Lynn (1Y-12M)-ex Cardinals
Royals..Sign FA-3B-Mike Moustakas (1Y-7M)..2nd year option (15M)
A’s..Sign FA-C-Jon Lucroy-ex Rockies
Rockies..Sign FA-OF-Carlos Gonzalez
Tigers..Sign FA-C-Jarrod Saltalamacchia-ex Braves
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Anthony Gose-ex Astros
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Tyler Pill-ex Mets
Twins..Release P-Anibal Sanchez.
Yomiuri Giants..Sign FA-P-Koji Ueharra-ex Red Sox-Orioles
Arizona..P-Zack Grienke-shoulder fatigue-not able to get 90mph
White Sox..OF-Luis Robert-6W-sprained thumb
Twins..1B-Logan Morrison-glute strain
Milwaukee..P-Corey Kenebel-knee strain
Royals..OF-Paulo Orlando (2W)-hamstring
Washington..2B-Daniel Murphy-begin infield workouts-knee surgery
Royals..MLB suspends OF-Jorge Bonifacio-80G-steroid use
Brewers..OF-Ryan Braun says uncomfortable with switch to 1B
Cubs..Hire Chris Denorfia-Assistant to GM.
Ducks-St Louis…Monday matchup…both teams fighting for last wildcard spot
Ducks-L-Dallas…Stars score 2PP goals in win on weekend
Kings-L-Blues..St Louis scores 2G in (:32) in weekend win
Gulls-L-Ontario..Reign scored 3G in (4:08) vs G-Reto Berra
Gulls-L-Bakersfield..Condors score in OT..Gulls fall into 3rd place.
Dallas..F-Martin Hanzal-needs back surgery.
Arizona..Callup F-Dylan Strome-Tucson…(22G-49P-in 44-games)
Golf…Valspar Classic….Paul Casey has 7-birdies-finishes with (65)….(10-under-274)….Tiger Woods (275)-had just 2-birdies on Sunday….Sergio Garcia (276)
NASCAR…Phoenix 500…Kevin Harvick wins 3rd race in a row…takes over first place when Kyle Busch has a bad pitstop….retook lead with 22-laps left when Ryan Newman pitted late. .
Indy Carl….St Petersburg Grand Prix….Season Opening race…Sebastian Bordain-badly hurt-burned in Indy 500-wins first race back…Rookie Robert Dickens crashed while in first place-touching wheels with Alex Rossi
English Premier League
..Hot Spur-W-West Bournemouth…Tottenham lose Harry Kane-ankle injury
..Arsenal-W-Watford..G-Petr Cech-200th career shutout
..Manchester United-W-Liverpool…Marcus Rashford 2-goals
..Newcastle-W-Southampton..Robert Kennedy 2-goals
..Chelsea-W-Crystal Palace..Blues get win on CP own goal
..Everton-W-Brighton..Toffees aided by own goal
..Brunley-W-West Ham..Marred by fan violence-protests one field
..Leicester-W-West Bromley…City scores 4-goals in a row
..Swansea-T-Huddlesfield..Swansea survives 29-shot barrage
..Manchester City-vs-Stoke City…Monday matchup..City without F-Sergio Aguero.