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College basketball, golf, arena football

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MEN

NCAA Tournament

EAST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

At Charlotte Bobcats Arena

Charlotte, N.C.

Thursday

Washington State (26-8) vs. North Carolina (34-2), 7:27

Tennessee (26-8) vs. Louisville (26-8), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

At Charlotte Bobcats Arena

Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, March 29

Semifinal winners

SOUTH REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

At Reliant Stadium

Houston

Friday

Texas (30-6) vs. Stanford (28-7), 7:27

Memphis (35-1) vs. Michigan State (27-8), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

At Reliant Stadium

Houston

Sunday, March 30

Semifinal winners

MIDWEST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

At Ford Field

Detroit

Friday

Davidson (28-6) vs. Wisconsin (31-4), 7:10

Kansas (33-3) vs. Villanova (22-12), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

At Ford Field

Detroit

Sunday, March 30

Semifinal winners

WEST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

At US Airways Center

Phoenix

Thursday

West Virginia (26-10) vs. Xavier (29-6), 7:10

UCLA (33-3) vs. Western Kentucky (29-6), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

At US Airways Center

Phoenix

Saturday, March 29

Semifinal winners

FINAL FOUR

At The Alamodome

San Antonio

National Semifinals

Saturday, April 5

East champion vs. Midwest champion

South champion vs. West champion

National Championship

Monday, April 7

Semifinal winners

National Invitation Tournament

Last night

Ohio State 73, California 56

Dayton 55, Illinois State 48

Virginia Tech 75, UAB 49

Mississippi 85, Nebraska 75, OT

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, March 25

Massachusetts (23-10) at Syracuse (21-13), 7

Florida (23-11) at Arizona State (21-12), 9

March 26-27

Dayton (23-10) at Ohio State (21-13), TBA

Mississippi (23-10) at Virginia Tech (21-13), 7

Semifinals

Tuesday, April 1

At Madison Square Garden

New York

TBD, 7

TBD, 9:30

Championship

Thursday, April 3

TBD, 7

CBI

Quarterfinals

Monday, March 24

WEST

Houston 91, Valparaiso 67

EAST

Virginia 80, Old Dominion 76

SOUTH

Tulsa 69, Utah 60

MIDWEST

Bradley 79, Ohio 73

Semifinals

Wednesday, March 26

Bradley (19-15) at Virginia (17-15), 7

Houston (24-9) at Tulsa (22-13), 9

Championship Series

(Best-of-3)

Monday, March 31: TBD, 8

Wednesday, April 2: TBD, 8

Friday, April 4: TBD, 8 p.m., if necessary

LATEST LINE

MLB

American League

x-Boston 7-8 Oakland

x-at Tokyo, Japan.

NBA

y-New Orleans No Line (XXX) INDIANA

ORLANDO 11/2 (191) San Antonio

DALLAS 12 (190) LA Clippers

CHICAGO 4 (205) Atlanta

UTAH 13 (205) Charlotte

PORTLAND 1 (190) Washington

y-Indiana J. O Neal could return tonight.

College Basketball

NIT

Quarterfinals

SYRACUSE 71/2 Mass.

ARIZONA STATE 3 Florida

(Thursday)

NCAA Tournament

East Regional

North Carolina 71/2 (143) Washington St

Louisville 21/2 (146) Tennessee

NCAA Tournament

West Regional

West Virginia 11/2 (136) Xavier

Ucla 13 (133) Western Kentucky

(Friday)

NCAA Tournament

Midwest Regional

Kansas 111/2 (143) Villanova

Wisconsin 41/2 (127) Davidson

NCAA Tournament

South Regional

Memphis 5 (135) Michigan St

GOLF

WGC-CA Championship

Doral, Fla., par 72

(FedEx Cup points in parentheses)

Geoff Ogilvy (4725), $1,350,000 65-67-68-71 271

Retief Goosen (1960), $530,000 71-69-64-68 272

Jim Furyk (1960), $530,000 69-71-64-68 272

Vijay Singh (1960), $530,000 73-68-63-68 272

Tiger Woods (1050), $285,000 67-66-72-68 273

Steve Stricker (879), $198,333 71-68-73-63 275

Nick O Hern (879), $198,333 67-75-67-66 275

Graeme Storm (0), $198,333 71-70-63-71 275

Zach Johnson (735), $147,500 69-72-67-68 276

Adam Scott (735), $147,500 67-68-69-72 276

Soren Kjeldsen (0), $125,000 69-71-71-66 277

K.J. Choi (551), $106,167 70-70-67-71 278

Anders Hansen (0), $106,167 67-71-67-73 278

Tim Clark (551), $106,167 71-69-66-72 278

Aaron Baddeley (420), $86,700 69-74-70-66 279

Justin Rose (420), $86,700 70-71-70-68 279

Sergio Garcia (420), $86,700 69-73-69-68 279

Stephen Ames (420), $86,700 73-68-68-70 279

Gregory Havret (0), $86,700 68-74-68-69 279

John Rollins (284), $75,000 74-71-67-68 280

Stewart Cink (284), $75,000 66-74-71-69 280

Phil Mickelson (284), $75,000 67-74-70-69 280

Luke Donald (284), $75,000 68-72-70-70 280

Robert Allenby (284), $75,000 69-75-66-70 280

Mike Weir (284), $75,000 73-69-67-71 280

Toru Taniguchi (0), $66,500 68-73-72-68 281

Camilo Villegas (198), $66,500 71-72-68-70 281

Miguel A. Jimenez (0), $66,500 65-74-71-71 281

Jeev M. Singh (0), $66,500 68-70-70-73 281

Andres Romero (167), $62,500 68-72-73-69 282

Boo Weekley (167), $62,500 72-73-69-68 282

M. Calcavecchia (167), $62,500 68-71-71-72 282

Robert Karlsson (0), $62,500 68-70-70-74 282

Ryuji Imada (133), $57,500 68-73-73-69 283

Justin Leonard (133), $57,500 69-74-70-70 283

Stuart Appleby (133), $57,500 73-71-68-71 283

Lee Westwood (133), $57,500 71-72-72-68 283

Ross Fisher (0), $57,500 68-73-70-72 283

Daniel Chopra (133), $57,500 72-70-69-72 283

Trevor Immelman (105), $52,500 70-74-70-70 284

Scott Verplank (105), $52,500 71-70-74-69 284

J.B. Holmes (105), $52,500 69-72-75-68 284

Brendan Jones (0), $52,500 76-75-66-67 284

Woody Austin (84), $48,875 70-70-74-71 285

Hunter Mahan (84), $48,875 72-72-71-70 285

Niclas Fasth (0), $48,875 72-69-70-74 285

Richard Sterne (0), $48,875 71-77-67-70 285

Graeme McDowell (0), $47,000 72-71-70-73 286

Brandt Snedeker (69), $47,000 74-70-72-70 286

Andrew McLardy (0), $47,000 74-74-70-68 286

Nick Dougherty (0), $44,750 70-73-71-73 287

Arron Oberholser (62), $44,750 72-70-72-73 287

Paul Casey (62), $44,750 72-75-67-73 287

S.S.P. Chowrasia (0), $44,750 74-73-68-72 287

Charles Howell III (62), $44,750 69-76-72-70 287

Richard Green (0), $44,750 74-72-71-70 287

Ian Poulter (59), $42,250 71-72-72-73 288

Martin Kaymer (0), $42,250 68-74-73-73 288

Henrik Stenson (0), $42,250 72-72-76-68 288

D.J. Trahan (59), $42,250 74-73-75-66 288

Chapchai Nirat (0), $40,250 70-70-74-77 291

Paul Sheehan (0), $40,250 72-73-72-74 291

Peter Hanson (0), $40,250 71-74-73-73 291

Brett Wetterich (56), $40,250 70-74-76-71 291

Colin Montgomerie (0), $38,500 75-74-70-73 292

Jonathan Byrd (55), $38,500 74-74-72-72 292

Anton Haig (0), $38,500 72-80-73-67 292

Louis Oosthuizen (0), $37,625 74-72-70-77 293

W.C. Liang (0), $37,625 74-74-71-74 293

Rory Sabbatini (52), $37,000 72-74-69-79 294

James Kingston (0), $37,000 74-75-68-77 294

Soren Hansen (0), $37,000 77-77-68-72 294

Craig Parry (51), $36,375 73-75-72-75 295

Shingo Katayama (0), $36,375 75-76-72-72 295

Ernie Els (50), $36,000 74-75-73-74 296

Mark Brown (0), $35,750 73-74-76-74 297

Heath Slocum (49), $35,500 74-72-78-74 298

FOOTBALL

Arena Football League

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Eastern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Dallas 4 0 0 1.000 207 173

Philadelphia 4 0 0 1.000 271 181

Cleveland 3 1 0 .750 210 232

Columbus 1 3 0 .250 192 204

New York 1 3 0 .250 174 233

Southern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

New Orleans 3 1 0 .750 235 191

Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 175 173

Orlando 2 2 0 .500 228 237

Georgia 1 3 0 .250 192 204

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 3 1 0 .750 253 177

Colorado 1 2 0 .333 125 168

Grand Rapids 0 2 0 .000 93 130

Kansas City 0 2 0 .000 96 101

Western Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Arizona 2 2 0 .500 201 223

Los Angeles 2 2 0 .500 192 204

San Jose 2 2 0 .500 232 230

Utah 0 4 0 .000 235 250

LAST NIGHT

Grand Rapids at Kansas City, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

Arizona at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.

San Jose at Kansas City, 6 p.m.

Orlando at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Georgia at Utah., 9 p.m.

transactions

BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS Optioned LHP Jeremy Sowers and LHP Aaron Laffey to Buffalo (IL).

MINNESOTA TWINS Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Nathan on a three-year contract extension.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS Purchased the contract of DH Mike Sweeney from Sacramento (PCL). Placed RHP Kiko Calero on the 60-day DL. Placed 3B Eric Chavez and RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 19. Optioned INF Gregorio Petit to Sacramento.

SEATTLE MARINERS Optioned OF Wladimir Balentien and C Rob Johnson to Tacoma (PCL). Assigned LHP Jake Woods to their minor league camp.

TAMPA BAY RAYS Assigned 3B Evan Longoria and INF Reid Brignac to Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS Agreed to terms with RHP John Patterson on a minor league contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS Recalled OF Buck Coats from Syracuse (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Optioned RHP Billy Buckner and RHP Leo Rosales to Tucson (PCL).

FLORIDA MARLINS Optioned OF Cameron Maybin to Carolina (SL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Reassigned INF Ryan Rohlinger to their minor league camp.

Atlantic League

NEWARK BEARS Re-signed OF Ruben Mateo.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

INDIANA PACERS Announced the resignation of Donnie Walsh, chief executive officer, effective at the end of the season.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS Signed G Brent Barry.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

NFL Announced San Francisco violated the NFL Anti-Tampering Policy by contacting the agent for Chicago LB Lance Briggs during the 2007 season without the Bears permission. San Francisco will forfeit its 2008 fifth-round draft pick and will will switch 2008 third-round draft picks with Chicago.

CINCINNATI BENGALS Re-signed WR Glen Holt, LB Rashad Jeanty and LB Corey Mays. Waived CB Brandon Williams.

DENVER BRONCOS Signed C Casey Wiegmann to a two-year contract. Re-signed FB Cecil Sapp.

HOUSTON TEXANS Signed QB Quinn Gray to a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS Agreed to terms with OL Jason Fabini.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS Recalled D Matt Lashoff from Providence (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Recalled D Clay Wilson from Syracuse (AHL).

DALLAS STARS Recalled RW B.J. Crombeen from Iowa (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS Recalled G Jimmy Howard from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned C Darren Helm to Grand Rapids (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS Recalled RW Tim Jackman from Bridgeport (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS Signed F Jesse Winchester to a one-year contract. Reassigned RW Jim McKenzie to Binghamton (AHL).

ECHL

ECHL Fined the Bakersfield Condors organization and coach Marty Raymond each undisclosed amounts for the actions of player Jason Kostadine. Suspended Kostadine two games and fined him an undisclosed amount under Rule 29 Supplemental Discipline.

COLLEGE

BIG EAST CONFERENCE Named Terry McAulay coordinator of football officiating.

CHATTANOOGA Promoted Carmen Felus to assistant head football coach. Named Dick Hopkins defensive coordinator-defensive backs coach, Fred Tate defensive line coach, Kurt Corbin linebackers coach, Alton Junior James running backs coach, J.C. Harmon offensive line coach, Spencer Riley tight ends coach and Teddy Gaines defensive assistant.

BOWLING

300 games

Rick Quintanilla, SportsCen 300-279-225-804

Joe Perry, SportsCenter 259-300-225-784

Rob Wielinski, SportsCentr 225-239-300-764

Tom Parker II, Timbers 201-300-249--750

Gary Incorvaia, Timbers 179-215-300-694

Men 750+

Josh Miner, SportsCenter 771

Ken Wilkes, SportsCenter 762

SPORTLIGHT

March 25

1934 Horton Smith wins the first Masters golf tournament by one stroke over Craig Wood.

1947 Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, beats Oklahoma 58-47 in the NCAA basketball championship.

1958 Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth time with a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio.

1961 Cincinnati ends Ohio State s 32-game winning streak with a 70-65 win in the NCAA basketball championship.

1967 UCLA, led by sophomore Lew Alcindor s 20 points, beats Dayton 79-64 for the NCAA basketball championship.

1972 Bill Walton scores 24 points to lead UCLA to an 81-76 victory over Florida State and the NCAA basketball title. The Bruins finish with a 30-0 record and increase their winning streak to 45 straight.

1972 Maryland beats Niagara 100-69 in the NIT championship, becoming the first team to score 100 points in the finals of the tournament.

1990 Pat Bradley becomes the first LPGA player to reach $3 million in career earnings with a one-stroke victory in the $500,000 Turquoise Classic. Bradley, with career earnings of $3,059,768, makes a 2-foot par putt on the final hole to beat Ayako Okamoto.

1995 Mike Tyson is released from a Plainfield, Ind., prison after serving three years for rape.

1995 Scotty Bowman gets his 900th regular-season coaching victory as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver.

1999 Geno Carlisle, just 3-of-17 from the field, came through with a three-point play with 4.7 seconds left, to give California a 61-60 win over Clemson and the NIT championship.

baseball

Spring Training

YESTERDAY

Houston 10, Florida 10, tie, 10 innings

Cleveland 8, Atlanta 0

N.Y. Mets 1, Baltimore 0

St. Louis 8, Minnesota 4

Detroit 5, Washington 3

Tampa Bay 13, Pittsburgh 4

Chicago Cubs 7, Texas 6

San Diego 4, L.A. Angels 4, tie, 10 innings

Colorado 6, Milwaukee 5

Arizona 6, San Francisco 5

Seattle 3, Chicago White Sox 1

Cincinnati 5, Toronto 3

N.Y. Yankees 13, Philadelphia 4

L.A. Dodgers at Kansas City, late

TODAY

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:05 p.m.

Florida at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.

Washington at St. Louis, 1:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.

Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Colorado, 4:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 4:05 p.m.

Houston at Detroit, 6:05 p.m.

Seattle at Texas, 10:05 p.m.

Kansas City at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

Detroit 101001011 5 10 0

Washington 010000020 3 9 2

Robertson, Lopez (6), Miner (8), Beltran (9) and Rodriguez, Sardinha; Bergmann, Hanrahan (6), Colome (8), Cordero (9) and Lo Duca, Orr. W Robertson. L Bergmann. Sv Beltran. HR Detroit, Sardinha. Washington, Zimmerman.

Atlanta 000000000 0 2 1

Cleveland 10006010x 8 9 0

Carlyle, Ridgway (5), Ohman (6), Moylan (7), Yates (8) and Sammons; Westbrook, Julio (7), Kobayashi (8), Betancourt (9) and Shoppach. W Westbrook. L Carlyle.

Toronto 001000002 3 5 1

Cincinnati 01102010x 5 8 1

Carlson, Marcum (5), Golsing (8) and Jeroloman, Kratz; Bailey, Burton (5), Lincoln (6), Mercker (8), Affeldt (9) and Kroski, Denove. W Bailey. L Marcum. HR Cincinnati, Dunn, Votto.

SPORTS NOTES

CLAY COACHING VACANCY: Clay High School has an opening for an assistant boys tennis coach. Applicants are asked to contact Jim Jurski, athletic director, Clay High School, at orhs_jj@nwoca.org as soon as possible.

SOFTBALL PLAYERS: Competitive men s softball team seeks players. Information: Bob Miller, 419-474-1733.

TIFFIN BASEBALL: The Tiffin Men s Adult Baseball Association is accepting applications from teams interested in playing this summer. Information: Dave Uitto at duitto@woh.rr.com by March 28.



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