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Published: Wednesday, 3/27/2013

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Men

NCAA Tournament

EAST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Thursday

Washington

Miami (29-6) vs. Marquette (25-8), 7:15 p.m.

Indiana (29-6) vs. Syracuse (28-9), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

Saturday

Semifinal winners, TBA

SOUTH REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Friday

Arlington, Texas

Kansas (31-5) vs. Michigan (28-7), 7:37 p.m.

Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) vs. Florida (28-7), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

Sunday, March 31

Semifinal winners, TBA

MIDWEST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Friday

Indianapolis

Louisville (31-5) vs. Oregon (28-8), 7:15 p.m.

Duke (29-5) vs. Michigan State (27-8), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

Sunday, March 31

Semifinal winners, TBA

WEST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Thursday

Los Angeles

Arizona (27-7) vs. Ohio State (28-7), 7:47 p.m.

Wichita State (28-8) vs. La Salle (24-9), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship

Saturday, March 30

Semifinal winners, TBA

FINAL FOUR

Atlanta

National Semifinals

Saturday, April 6

Midwest champion vs. West champion, 6 or 8:30 p.m.

South champion vs. East champion, 6 or 8:30 p.m.

National Championship

Monday, April 8

Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

NIT

Quarterfinals

Tuesday

Maryland 58, at Alabama 57

Today

Iowa (23-12) at Virginia (23-11), 7 p.m.

BYU (23-11) at Southern Mississippi (27-9), 8 p.m.

Providence (19-14) at Baylor (20-14), 9 p.m.

At Madison Square Garden

New York

Semifinals

Tuesday, April 2

Semifinal, 7 p.m.

Semifinal, 9:30 p.m.

Championship

Thursday, April 4

Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

CBI

Quarterfinals

Monday

George Mason 88, Houston 84, OT

Santa Clara 86, Purdue 83

Wright State 57, Richmond 51

Western Michigan 75, Wyoming 67, OT

Semifinals

Today

Western Michigan (22-12) at George Mason (20-14), 7 p.m.

Santa Clara (23-11) at Wright State (23-12), 9 p.m.

Championship Series

(Best-of-3)

(x-if necessary)

Monday, April 1

TBD

Wednesday, April 3

TBD

Friday, April 5

x-TBD

CIT

Quarterfinals

Tuesday

East Carolina 70, Loyola (Md.) 58

Evansville 84, Canisius 83

Northern Iowa 90, Bradley 77

Today

Oral Roberts (20-14) at Weber State (28-6), 9 p.m.

Semifinals

Saturday, March 30

TBD

Sunday, March 31

TBD

Championship

Wednesday, April 3

TBD

Women

NCAA Tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL

Second Round

Tuesday

Waco, Texas

Florida State (23-9) vs. Baylor (33-1), 9:30 p.m.

Louisville, Ky.

Louisville 76, Purdue 63

Monday

Columbus, Ohio

Oklahoma 85, UCLA 72

Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee 68, Creighton 52

Regional Semifinals

Oklahoma City

Sunday, March 31

Florida St.-Baylor winner vs. Purdue-Louisville winner, TBA

Oklahoma (24-10) vs. Tennessee (26-7), TBA

Tuesday, April 2

Regional Championship

Semifinal winners

SPOKANE REGIONAL

Second Round

Tuesday

Stanford, Calif.

Stanford (32-2) vs. Michigan (22-10), 9:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge, La.

Penn State (26-5) vs. LSU (21-11), 9:30 p.m.

Monday

Spokane, Wash.

Georgia 65, Iowa State 60

Lubbock, Texas

California 82, South Florida 78, OT

Regional Semifinals

Spokane, Wash.

Saturday

Stanford-Michigan winner vs. Georgia (27-6), TBA

California (30-3) vs. Penn State-LSU winner, TBA

Regional Championship

Monday, April 1

Semifinal winners

NORFOLK REGIONAL

Second Round

Tuesday

Iowa City

Notre Dame (32-1) vs. Iowa (21-12), 9:30 p.m.

Durham, N.C.

Duke 68, Oklahoma State 59

Monday

Boulder, Colo.

Kansas 75, South Carolina 69

College Station, Texas

Nebraska 74, Texas A&M 63

Regional Semifinals

Norfolk, Va.

Sunday, March 31

Notre Dame-Iowa winner vs. Kansas (20-13), TBA

Duke-Oklahoma State winner vs. Nebraska (25-8), TBA

Regional Championship

Tuesday, April 2

Semifinal winners

BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL

Second Round

Tuesday

Newark, Del.

Delaware 78, North Carolina 69

Queens, N.Y.

Kentucky 84, Dayton 70

Monday

Storrs, Conn.

Connecticut 77, Vanderbilt 44

College Park, Md.

Maryland 74, Michigan State 49

Regional Semifinals

Bridgeport, Conn.

Saturday, March 30

Connecticut (31-4) vs. Maryland (26-7), TBA

Delaware-North Carolina winner vs. Kentucky-Dayton winner, TBA

Regional Championship

Monday, April 1

Semifinal winners

FINAL FOUR

At New Orleans Arena

New Orleans

National Semifinals

Sunday, April 7

Oklahoma City champion vs. Spokane champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m.

Norfolk champion vs. Bridgeport champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m.

National Championship

Tuesday, April 9

Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

WNIT

Third Round

Today

Saint Mary's (Cal) (22-10) at BYU (23-10), 5 p.m.

Fordham (26-8) at James Madison (24-10), 7 p.m.

Florida (20-14) at Charlotte (26-5), 7 p.m.

Tulane (24-8) at Auburn (18-14), 7 p.m.

Thursday

Illinois (18-13) at Toledo (29-3), 7 p.m.

Drexel (24-10) at Bowling Green (24-10), 7 p.m.

Ball State (17-15) at Kansas State (17-17), 8 p.m.

Utah (20-13) at Pacific (27-7), 10 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Saturday, March 30-Monday, April 1

Utah-Pacific winner vs. Saint Mary's (Cal)-BYU winner

Fordham-James Madison winner vs. Florida-Charlotte winner

Tulane-Auburn winner vs. Drexel-Bowling Green winner

Illinois-Toledo winner vs. Ball State-Kansas State winner

Semifinals

Wednesday, April 3

TBD

Championship

Saturday, April 6

Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.

BASEBALL

Exhibition

American League

W L Pct

Kansas City 23 6 .793

Baltimore 18 8 .692

Seattle 19 11 .633

Detroit 18 12 .600

Cleveland 16 13 .552

Oakland 14 12 .538

Minnesota 15 14 .517

Boston 15 15 .500

Tampa Bay 15 15 .500

Texas 15 15 .500

Houston 13 14 .481

Chicago 12 13 .480

Toronto 13 16 .448

New York 12 17 .414

Los Angeles 8 17 .320

National League

W L Pct

Atlanta 19 14 .576

Colorado 15 12 .556

San Francisco 14 13 .519

Arizona 14 14 .500

Chicago 16 16 .500

New York 13 13 .500

St. Louis 14 14 .500

Philadelphia 14 15 .483

San Diego 15 17 .469

Miami 12 15 .444

Washington 12 16 .429

Pittsburgh 12 17 .414

Los Angeles 11 17 .393

Milwaukee 10 17 .370

Cincinnati 9 18 .333

TUESDAY

Miami 8, Washington 5

Philadelphia 10, Tampa Bay 1

Minnesota 9, Baltimore 5

Toronto 6, Pittsburgh 3

Atlanta 6, Detroit 5

St. Louis 11, N.Y. Mets 4

Oakland 7, Cleveland 6, 10 innings

Chicago White Sox 11, Texas 3

Kansas City 11, Seattle 6

San Francisco 4, San Diego 2

Houston vs. N.Y. Yankees

Colorado vs. L.A. Dodgers

Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs

L.A. Angels vs. Arizona

MONDAY

N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 4

Toronto 13, Philadelphia 4

Detroit 6, Miami 3

St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3

Baltimore 12, Boston 9

Seattle 16, Cincinnati 0

San Francisco 9, Chicago Cubs 3

San Diego 3, Texas 1

Oakland 9, Milwaukee 7

L.A. Angels 11, Chicago White Sox 5

Houston 6, Washington 4

Tampa Bay 6, Pittsburgh 2

Kansas City 8, L.A. Dodgers 2

Colorado 18, Cleveland 4

TODAY

Atlanta vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Miami vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m.

Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.

San Diego vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Colorado vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m.

Kansas City (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m.

San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 6:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 9:10 p.m.

THURSDAY

Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Houston (ss) vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Arizona vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Oakland 200?030?000?2– 7 12 1

Cleveland 110?100?002?1 – 6 11 1

Bre.Anderson, Scribner (6), Balfour (7), Norberto (8), Blackley (9) and Jaso, Montz. McAllister, Hagadone (6), C.Perez (7), Gil (8), J.Flores (10) and Jeroloman, C.Santana. W–Blackley. L–J.Flores. HRs–Oakland, Cespedes (4). Cleveland, Raburn (5).

Atlanta 000?110?301– 6 10 0

Detroit 001?003?010– 5 11 0

T.Hudson, Walden (5), Venters (6), A.Russell (6), W.Obispo (7), R.Buchter (8), Gearrin (8) and G.Laird, Pagnozzi. Sh.Hill, B.Rondon (6), Dotel (7), Coke (8), Villarreal (9) and B.Pena, Z.Maggard. W–Gearrin. L–Villarreal. HRs–Atlanta, R.Pena (1), J.Francisco (6). Detroit, D.Kelly (4).

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

New York 43 26 .623 —

Brooklyn 41 29 .586 21/2

Boston 36 34 .514 71/2

Philadelphia 27 43 .386 161/2

Toronto 26 44 .371 171/2

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Miami 56 14 .800 —

Atlanta 39 32 .549 171/2

Washington 26 44 .371 30

Orlando 18 53 .254 381/2

Charlotte 16 54 .229 40

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Indiana 44 27 .620 —

Chicago 38 31 .551 5

Milwaukee 34 35 .493 9

Detroit 24 48 .333 201/2

Cleveland 22 47 .319 21

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 53 17 .757 —

Memphis 47 23 .671 6

Houston 39 31 .557 14

Dallas 34 36 .486 19

New Orleans 25 46 .352 281/2

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 52 19 .732 —

Denver 49 23 .681 31/2

Utah 35 36 .493 17

Portland 33 37 .471 181/2

Minnesota 25 44 .362 26

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Clippers 48 22 .686 —

Golden State 41 31 .569 8

L.A. Lakers 36 35 .507 121/2

Sacramento 25 46 .352 231/2

Phoenix 23 48 .324 251/2

Tuesday

New York 100, Boston 85

Minnesota 105, Detroit 82

L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 9:30

Monday

Washington 107, Memphis 94

Indiana 100, Atlanta 94

Miami 108, Orlando 94

New Orleans 110, Denver 86

Utah 107, Philadelphia 91

Golden State 109, L.A. Lakers 103

Today

Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7

Atlanta at Toronto, 7

Boston at Cleveland, 7

Orlando at Charlotte, 7

Memphis at New York, 7:30

Washington at Oklahoma City, 8

Indiana at Houston, 8

Miami at Chicago, 8

L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8

L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8

Denver at San Antonio, 8:30

Phoenix at Utah, 9

Brooklyn at Portland, 10:30

Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30

Thursday

L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8

Indiana at Dallas, 8:30

Sacramento at Phoenix, 10

Minnesota 19 25 38 23 – 105

Detroit 16 22 16 28 – 82

Minnesota: Kirilenko 4-9 0-0 9, Williams 2-3 0-0 6, Pekovic 7-10 4-5 18, Rubio 6-9 0-0 14, Ridnour 6-7 1-1 15, Cunningham 4-10 0-0 8, Budinger 2-9 2-2 7, Barea 8-11 0-0 21, Shved 2-5 0-0 5, Stiemsma 1-5 0-0 2, Gelabale 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-79 7-8 105.

Detroit: Singler 2-7 2-2 8, Maxiell 3-5 0-0 6, Monroe 5-13 1-2 11, Calderon 5-9 2-2 14, Knight 3-10 0-0 7, Middleton 5-10 0-0 10, Stuckey 2-7 3-3 7, Jerebko 2-4 0-0 5, Villanueva 1-7 0-0 2, English 3-4 0-0 7, Kravtsov 1-3 3-4 5. Totals 32-79 11-13 82.

Rebounds – Minnesota 41 (Pekovic 11), Detroit 37 (Monroe 12). Assists – Minnesota 26 (Rubio 9), Detroit 18 (Villanueva 4). A – 16,877.

Leaders

THROUGH MONDAT

Scoring

G FG FT PTS AVG

Durant, OKC 71 641 604 2011 28.3

Anthony, NYK 55 517 353 1518 27.6

Bryant, LAL 69 659 431 1870 27.1

James, MIA 70 703 371 1869 26.7

Harden, HOU 68 516 602 1788 26.3

Westbrook, OKC 71 586 397 1652 23.3

Curry, GOL 68 534 232 1527 22.5

Wade, MIA 64 535 287 1374 21.5

Aldridge, POR 68 582 261 1427 21.0

Parker, SAN 58 477 243 1219 21.0

Ellis, MIL 69 510 251 1339 19.4

Lillard, POR 70 477 221 1336 19.1

Lopez, BRO 63 477 246 1200 19.0

Pierce, BOS 68 424 297 1273 18.7

Lee, GOL 69 526 229 1281 18.6

Williams, BRO 67 416 258 1233 18.4

Griffin, LAC 68 503 243 1253 18.4

Holiday, PHX 66 490 160 1217 18.4

Jennings, MIL 69 441 212 1242 18.0

George, IND 70 448 183 1235 17.6

FG Percentage

FG FGA PCT

Jordan, LAC 264 417 .633

Koufos, DEN 266 447 .595

Splitter, SAN 275 479 .574

Ibaka, OKC 385 673 .572

McGee, DEN 267 469 .569

Howard, LAL 387 683 .567

Hickson, POR 368 653 .564

Johnson, TOR 288 515 .559

James, MIA 703 1262 .557

Griffin, LAC 503 919 .547

TENNIS

Sony Open

Key Biscayne, Fla.

Singles

Men

Fourth Round

David Ferrer (3), Spain, d. Kei Nishikori (13), Japan, 6-4, 6-2.

Jurgen Melzer, Austria, d. Albert Ramos, Spain, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Richard Gasquet (8), France, d. Nicolas Almagro (10), Spain, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Tomas Berdych (4), Czech Republic, d. Sam Querrey (17), United States, 6-1, 6-1.

Andy Murray (2), Britain, d. Andreas Seppi (16), Italy, 6-2, 6-4.

Women

Quarterfinals

Serena Williams (1), United States, d. Li Na (5), China, 6-3, 7-6 (5).

SPORTS NOTE

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Lake High School is accepting applications for a Head Varsity Football Coach. Applicants should download an application form from the school web site: www.lakeschools.org. Application form can be found under athletic department. Email application with resume and qualifications to: Dave Shaffer, Director of Athletics: DShaffer@lakeschools.org. Deadline for applicants is April 8th.

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 26 8 0 52 117 84

New Jersey 15 11 7 37 82 89

N.Y. Rangers 16 13 3 35 78 78

N.Y. Islanders 15 15 3 33 96 107

Philadelphia 13 17 2 28 84 99

Northeast Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 21 7 3 45 89 66

Montreal 20 7 5 45 98 78

Ottawa 18 9 6 42 86 72

Toronto 18 12 4 40 102 97

Buffalo 13 16 4 30 87 102

Southeast Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Winnipeg 18 14 2 38 88 99

Carolina 15 14 2 32 86 90

Washington 15 17 1 31 94 93

Tampa Bay 14 18 1 29 105 99

Florida 9 19 6 24 80 119

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 24 4 3 51 106 71

Detroit 17 11 5 39 90 83

St. Louis 17 13 2 36 92 89

Nashville 14 13 6 34 83 88

Columbus 13 13 6 32 75 85

Northwest Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Minnesota 19 10 2 40 86 75

Vancouver 17 9 6 40 87 85

Edmonton 12 13 7 31 77 91

Calgary 12 14 4 28 85 103

Colorado 11 16 4 26 79 100

Pacific Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 22 6 4 48 104 83

Los Angeles 18 12 2 38 93 80

San Jose 14 11 6 34 76 82

Dallas 15 14 3 33 87 97

Phoenix 13 15 4 30 82 90

Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

TUESDAY

Toronto 3, Florida 2

Pittsburgh 1, Montreal 0

N.Y. Islanders 3, Washington 2

Winnipeg 4, Carolina 1

N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2

Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1

Edmonton 3, St. Louis 0

Calgary at Chicago, 8:30

Columbus at Vancouver, 10

Monday

Boston 3, Toronto 2, SO

Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2, SO

Los Angeles 5, Chicago 4

Nashville 3, Edmonton 2

Minnesota 7, Dallas 4

Detroit 3, Phoenix 2

San Jose 5, Anaheim 3

TODAY

Montreal at Boston, 7:30

Phoenix at Minnesota, 9

Colorado at Calgary, 10

Anaheim at San Jose, 10

MONDAY

Detroit 1 1 1—3

Phoenix 2 0 0—2

First Period — 1, Detroit, White 2 (Kindl, Cleary), 4:01. 2, Phoenix, Hanzal 8 (Vrbata, Ekman-Larsson), 7:56 (PP). 3, Phoenix, Klinkhammer 3 (Moss, Yandle), 12:17.

Second Period — 4, Detroit, Franzen 7 (Kronwall, Datsyuk), 19:21 (PP).

Third Period — 5, Detroit, Datsyuk 11 (Zetterberg, Kronwall), 6:12 (PP).

Shots on goal — Detroit 14-12-9—35. Phoenix 15-6-10—31.

Power-play opportunities — Detroit 2 of 5. Phoenix 1 of 3.

Goalies — Detroit, Gustavsson (W, 2-2-1) (31 shots-29 saves). Phoenix, LaBarbera (L, 1-5-0) (35-32).

A — 17,428.

ECHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

y-Reading 46 18 3 3 98 240 176

x-Elmira 38 24 3 4 83 238 211

Wheeling 30 28 3 8 71 179 211

Trenton 30 31 4 4 68 215 236

North Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

y-Cincinnati 41 21 5 3 90 222 187

x-Toledo 35 26 5 4 79 213 188

Kalamazoo 33 29 4 3 73 197 205

Fort Wayne 32 33 1 3 68 197 238

Evansville 23 40 2 4 52 195 264

South Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

x-Gwinnett 42 26 2 1 87 207 190

x-Florida 36 22 4 7 83 246 236

x-Greenville 36 25 2 6 80 223 207

x-S. Carolina 36 26 5 3 80 190 169

Orlando 28 34 3 4 63 192 239

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Mountain Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

y-Alaska 48 15 3 4 103 223 167

x-Idaho 43 19 1 6 93 254 194

x-Colorado 33 30 3 3 72 227 211

x-Utah 27 29 4 9 67 204 265

Pacific Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

y-Ontario 45 17 3 4 97 240 185

x-Stockton 36 26 5 4 81 219 214

x-Las Vegas 35 30 2 3 75 189 187

x-San Francisco 24 37 1 7 56 186 245

Bakersfield 22 43 2 3 49 166 237

x-clinched Playoff Berth

y-clinched Divisional Title

Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.

TUESDAY

Florida 8, Orlando 3

Ontario at Las Vegas, 10:05

MONDAY

No games scheduled

TODAY

Toledo at Fort Wayne, 7:30

Florida at Orlando, 7

Evansville at Kalamazoo, 7

Elmira at Wheeling, 7

Colorado at Utah, 9:05

Idaho at San Francisco, 10:15

THURSDAY

South Carolina at Greenville, 7

Trenton at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

PREP LACROSSE

OTTAWA HILLS 16, PERRYSBURG 6

OH: Boesel 6, Hahn 4, Zakeri 3, Bogart 3. P: Clayton 4, Carter, Griffin.

college volleyball

Lourdes d. Siena Heights, 25-23, 25-11, 25-21

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Reassigned OF Lew Ford to their minor league camp.

BOSTON RED SOX–Released 1B Lyle Overbay.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX–Placed LHP John Danks and LHP Leyson Septimo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Reassigned LHP David Purcey to their minor league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Agreed to terms with RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka and RHP Matt Capps on minor league contracts.

DETROIT TIGERS–Placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23. Optioned Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS–Released SS Tyler Greene.

MINNESOTA TWINS–Reassigned RHP P.J. Walters and RHP Samuel Deduno to minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES–Acquired OF Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels for OF Exircado Cayones and LHP Kramer Sneed. Claimed RHP Dan Otero off waivers from San Francisco. Agreed to terms with 1B Lyle Overbay on a minor league contract.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Placed INF Adam Rosales on the 15-day DL.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Optioned LHP Ricky Romero to Dunedin (FSL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES–Optioned INF Tyler Pastornicky, OF Jose Constanza and RHP David Carpenter to Gwinnett (IL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Assigned OF Yasiel Puig to Chattanooga (SL) and SS Dee Gordon to Albuquerque (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS–Optioned RHP Jacob Turner and LHP Dan Jennings to New Orleans (PCL). Reassigned INF Nick Green, INF Matt Downs, OF Jordan Brown, LHP Zach Phillips and INF Kevin Kouzmanoff to their minor league camp. Agreed to terms with OF Matt Diaz on a minor league contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Placed INF Taylor Green on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22 and RHP Mark Rogers on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Released RHP Aaron Cook.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Placed 3B David Freese on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23. Optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Memphis (PCL). Recalled INF Ryan Jackson from Memphis.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS–Selected the contract of RHP Chad Gaudin from Fresno (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Released RHP Chris Young.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER–Assigned G DeAndre Liggins and C Daniel Orton to Tulsa (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS–Signed K Giorgio Tavecchio.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Re-signed OT Sebastian Vollmer.

OAKLAND RAIDERS–Signed OT Alex Barron.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS–Signed D Matt Bartkowski to a one-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season and D Chris Casto to an entry-level contract.

DALLAS STARS–Assigned F Reilly Smith and D Joe Morrow to Texas (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS–Reassigned F Dave Dziurzynski to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled F Mike Hoffman from Binghamton.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING–Assigned D Brian Lee to Syracuse (AHL).

ECHL

ECHL–Suspended Florida's Brent Henley one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in March 23 game against Cincinnati. Fined Fort Wayne's Tim Hegarty an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 23 game at Elmira. Fined Orlando's Ryan Cruthers an undisclosed for his actions in a March 24 game against Cincinnati. Fined Wheeling coach Clark Donatelli an undisclosed amount for his actions in March 24 game at Kalamazoo.

FLORIDA EVERBLADES–Announced F David Rutherford was returned to the team from Charlotte (AHL). Agreed to terms with F Adam Brace.

COLLEGE

BUFFALO–Named Bobby Hurley men's basketball coach.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE–Fired women's basketball coach Kellie Harper.

WASHINGTON–Agreed to terms with women's basketball coach Kevin McGuff on a contract extension through the 2020 season.

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Tomorrow

Regional Semifinals

At Washington

FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG

Indiana 5½ (135½) Syracuse

Miami 5½ (127) Marquette

At Los Angeles

Ohio St. 3½ (133½) Arizona

Wichita St. 4 (135) LaSalle

Friday

At Indianapolis

Louisville 10 (129) Oregon

Duke 2 (134) Michigan St.

At Arlington, Texas

Kansas 2 (136) Michigan

Florida 13 (133½) Fla. Gulf Coast

Tonight

NIT

Quarterfinals

at Virginia 4 (123) Iowa

at Southern Miss. 3 (148½) BYU

at Baylor 8 (145) Providence

CBI Tournament

Semifinals

at George Mason 4 (137) W. Michigan

at Wright St. Pk (129½) Santa Clara

College Insider Tournament

Quarterfinals

at Weber St. 8½ (139) Oral Roberts

NBA

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

Boston 3 at Cleveland

at Charlotte 4 Orlando

at Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee

at Toronto 1 Atlanta

at New York 2 Memphis

L.A. Clippers 7 at New Orleans

L.A. Lakers 5 at Minnesota

at Houston 6 Indiana

Miami 6 at Chicago

at Oklahoma City 13 Washington

at San Antonio 6 Denver

at Utah 10 Phoenix

at Golden State 10 Sacramento

at Portland 2½ Brooklyn

NHL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE

at Boston -175 Montreal +155

at Minnesota -170 Phoenix +150

at San Jose -120 Anaheim +100

at Calgary -135 Colorado +115

SPORTLIGHT

March 27

1939–Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33 in the NCAA's first national basketball tournament.

1942–Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in the sixth round at Madison Square Garden to retain his world heavyweight title.

1945–Oklahoma A&M beats New York University 49-45 for the NCAA basketball championship.

1951–Bill Spivey scores 22 points to lead Kentucky to a 68-58 win over Kansas State for the NCAA basketball title.

1971–UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 for its fifth NCAA basketball title.

1978–Jack Givens scores 41 points to lead Kentucky to a 94-88 victory over Duke for the NCAA basketball title.

1983–Larry Holmes wins a unanimous 12-round decision over Lucien Rodriguez to retain his world heavyweight title in his hometown of Scranton, Pa.

1991–Kenny Ammann scores 22 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Stanford capture its first NIT title with a 78-72 victory over Oklahoma.

1994–Donna Andrews sinks a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dinah Shore by one stroke, her second straight victory and first LPGA major.

1998–Michael Jordan scores 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 89-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks before 62,046 at the Georgia Dome–the largest crowd in NBA history.

2003–Russia's Evgeni Plushenko wins his second World Figure Skating Championships title, edging American Tim Goebel.

2005–In the NCAA men's basketball regional finals, Michigan State makes the most of its second overtime against Kentucky, pulling away for a 94-88 win. This is the first time in tournament history that three regional finals go to overtime. North Carolina beats Wisconsin 88-82 in regulation.

2005–Annika Sorenstam shoots a final-round 68 to finish at 15-under to win the Nabisco Championship by eight shots over Rosie Jones. It's Sorenstam's fifth win in a row over two seasons, tying a record set by Nancy Lopez in 1978. It's also the 59th of the Swedish star's LPGA Tour career–and her eighth major championship win.



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