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Published: 3/28/2013

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Men

NCAA Tournament

EAST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Today

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

Today

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

Wednesday

Iowa 75, Virginia 64

BYU 79, Southern Mississippi 62

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

At Madison Square Garden

New York

Semifinals

Tuesday, April 2

BYU-S. Mississippi winner vs. Providence-Baylor winner, 7 p.m.

Maryland (25-12) vs. Iowa-Virginia winner, 9:30 p.m.

Championship

Thursday, April 4

Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

CBI

Semifinals

Wednesday

George Mason 62, Western Michigan 52

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

Wednesday

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

Tuesday

East Carolina 70, Loyola (Md.) 58

Evansville 84, Canisius 83

Northern Iowa 90, Bradley 77

Women

NCAA Tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Oklahoma City

Sunday

Oklahoma (24-10) vs. Tennessee (26-7), 4:35 p.m.

Baylor (34-1) vs. Louisville (26-8), 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2

Regional Championship

Semifinal winners

SPOKANE REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Spokane, Wash.

Saturday

Stanford (33-2) vs. Georgia (27-6), 9:04 p.m.

California (30-3) vs. LSU (22-11), 11:32 p.m.

Regional Championship

Monday, April 1

Semifinal winners

NORFOLK REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Norfolk, Va.

Sunday

Notre Dame (33-1) vs. Kansas (20-13), 12:04 p.m.

Duke (32-2) vs. Nebraska (25-8), 2:32 p.m.

Regional Championship

Tuesday, April 2

Semifinal winners

BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals

Bridgeport, Conn.

Saturday

Delaware (32-3) vs. Kentucky (29-5), 12:04 p.m.

Connecticut (31-4) vs. Maryland (26-7), 2:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday

Saint Mary's (Cal) 59, BYU 55

James Madison 77, Fordham 61

Florida 67, Charlotte 65

Auburn 72, Tulane 52

Today

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.

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Tonight

Regional Semifinals

At Washington

FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG

Indiana 5½ (135½) Syracuse

Miami 5 (127) Marquette

At Los Angeles

Ohio St. 3½ (134) Arizona

Wichita St. 4 (135) LaSalle

Tomorrow

At Indianapolis

Louisville 10 (129) Oregon

Duke 2 (134) Michigan St.

At Arlington, Texas

Kansas 2 (136) Michigan

Florida 13 (134½) Fla. Gulf Coast

NBA

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

at Milwaukee 2 L.A. Lakers

at Dallas 4 Indiana

at Phoenix 1 Sacramento

NHL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE

at Pittsburgh -200 Winnipeg +170

at Toronto -140 Carolina +120

at Philadelphia -140 N.Y. Islanders +120

at Ottawa -120 N.Y. Rangers +100

at Florida -110 Buffalo -110

at Nashville -165 Phoenix +145

at St. Louis -130 Los Angeles +110

at Edmonton -135 Columbus +115

at Vancouver -220 Colorado +180

at San Jose -120 Detroit +100

ECHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

y-Reading 46 18 3 3 98 240 176

x-Elmira 38 25 3 4 83 240 217

Wheeling 31 28 3 8 73 185 213

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 36 26 5 4 81 216 190

Kalamazoo 33 29 4 4 74 200 209

Fort Wayne 32 34 1 3 68 199 241

Evansville 24 40 2 4 54 199 267

South Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

x-Gwinnett 42 26 2 1 87 207 190

x-Florida 37 22 4 7 85 249 237

x-Greenville 36 25 2 6 80 223 207

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

Orlando 28 35 3 4 63 193 242

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 18 3 4 97 241 187

x-Stockton 36 26 5 4 81 219 214

x-Las Vegas 36 30 2 3 77 191 188

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.

WEDNESDAY

Toledo 3, Fort Wayne 2

Evansville 4, Kalamazoo 3, SO

Wheeling 6, Elmira 2

Florida 3, Orlando 1

Colorado at Utah, 9:05

Idaho at San Francisco, 10:15

TODAY

South Carolina at Greenville, 7

Trenton at Reading, 7:05

TENNIS

Sony Open

Key Biscayne, Fla.

Singles

Men

Quarterfinals

David Ferrer (3), Spain, d. Jurgen Melzer, Austria, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Women

Quarterfinals

Maria Sharapova (3), Russia, d. Sara Errani (8), Italy, 7-5, 7-5.

Doubles

Men

Quarterfinals

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer (5), Netherlands, d. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, and Oliver Marach, Austria, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Women

Quarterfinals

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, and Flavia Pennetta, Italy, d. Liezel Huber, United States, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (5), Spain, walkover.

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

x-New York 44 26 .629 –

x-Brooklyn 41 29 .586 3

Boston 37 34 .521 7½

Philadelphia 28 43 .394 16½

Toronto 26 45 .366 18½

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

y-Miami 56 15 .789 –

x-Atlanta 40 32 .556 16½

Washington 26 45 .366 30

Orlando 18 54 .250 38½

Charlotte 17 54 .239 39

Central Division

W L Pct GB

x-Indiana 45 27 .625 –

x-Chicago 39 31 .557 5

Milwaukee 34 36 .486 10

Detroit 24 48 .333 21

Cleveland 22 48 .314 22

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

x-San Antonio 54 17 .761 –

x-Memphis 47 24 .662 7

Houston 39 32 .549 15

Dallas 35 36 .493 19

New Orleans 25 47 .347 29½

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

x-Oklahoma City 53 19 .736 –

x-Denver 49 24 .671 4½

Utah 35 36 .493 17½

Portland 33 37 .471 19

Minnesota 25 45 .357 27

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

x-L.A. Clippers 49 23 .681 –

Golden State 41 31 .569 8

L.A. Lakers 37 35 .514 12

Sacramento 25 46 .352 23½

Phoenix 23 48 .324 25½

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

WEDNESDAY

Boston 93, Cleveland 92

Charlotte 114, Orlando 108

Philadelphia 100, Milwaukee 92

Atlanta 107, Toronto 88

New York 108, Memphis 101

Chicago 101, Miami 97

Indiana 100, Houston 91

L.A. Lakers 120, Minnesota 117

L.A. Clippers 105, New Orleans 91

Oklahoma City 103, Washington 80

San Antonio 100, Denver 99

Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.

Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday

New York 100, Boston 85

Minnesota 105, Detroit 82

Dallas 109, L.A. Clippers 102, OT

Today

L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8

Indiana at Dallas, 8:30

Sacramento at Phoenix, 10

Boston 24 22 21 26 – 93

Cleveland 18 27 28 19 – 92

Boston: Green 7-18 5-8 21, Bass 8-14 6-7 22, Wilcox 2-3 2-4 6, Bradley 1-7 0-0 3, Pierce 7-16 4-4 19, Crawford 5-8 2-3 12, Terry 2-7 0-0 5, Williams 1-2 0-0 2, Randolph 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 34-76 20-28 93.

Cleveland: Gee 5-11 2-2 12, Thompson 1-6 0-2 2, Zeller 5-6 1-2 11, Ellington 7-16 1-2 16, Livingston 5-13 2-2 12, Miles 4-13 2-2 13, Gibson 2-5 0-0 6, Walton 3-6 0-0 7, Speights 6-9 1-2 13, Quinn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-86 9-14 92.

Rebounds – Boston 37 (Pierce 10), Cleveland 46 (Thompson 9). Assists – Boston 27 (Pierce 8), Cleveland 26 (Gibson 6). A – 17,130.

Leaders

THROUGH TUESDAY

Scoring

G FG FT PTS AVG

Durant, OKC 71 641 604 2011 28.3

Anthony, NYK 56 527 360 1547 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 69 429 302 1289 18.7

Lee, GOL 69 526 229 1281 18.6

Williams, BRO 67 416 258 1233 18.4

Griffin, LAC 69 507 249 1267 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

Rebounds

G OFF DEF TOT AVG

Howard, LAL 65 217 598 815 12.5

Asik, HOU 70 241 582 823 11.8

Randolph, MEM 64 274 466 740 11.6

Vucevic, ORL 68 230 550 780 11.5

Noah, CHI 63 256 464 720 11.4

Lee, GOL 69 198 575 773 11.2

Chandler, NYK 62 260 422 682 11.0

Hickson, POR 69 238 504 742 10.8

Evans, BRO 69 209 493 702 10.2

Horford, ATL 68 178 518 696 10.2

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

Montreal 21 7 5 47 104 83

Boston 21 7 4 46 94 72

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 25 4 3 53 108 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 7 33 75 86

Northwest Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Vancouver 18 9 6 42 88 85

Minnesota 19 10 2 40 86 75

Edmonton 12 13 7 31 77 91

Calgary 12 15 4 28 85 105

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.

WEDNESDAY

Montreal 6, Boston 5, SO

Phoenix at Minnesota, 9

Colorado at Calgary, 10

Anaheim at San Jose, 10

TODAY

Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Columbus at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

BASEBALL

Exhibition

American League

W L Pct

Kansas City 23 7 .767

Baltimore 18 8 .692

Seattle 20 11 .645

Detroit 18 13 .581

Oakland 15 12 .556

Cleveland 16 14 .533

Minnesota 16 14 .533

Chicago 13 13 .500

Boston 15 16 .484

Tampa Bay 15 16 .484

Texas 15 16 .484

Toronto 14 16 .467

Houston 13 15 .464

New York 12 17 .414

Los Angeles 9 18 .333

National League

W L Pct

Atlanta 19 15 .559

Colorado 16 13 .552

San Francisco 15 13 .536

New York 14 13 .519

St. Louis 15 14 .517

Arizona 15 15 .500

Philadelphia 15 15 .500

Chicago 16 17 .485

Miami 13 15 .464

San Diego 15 18 .455

Washington 13 17 .433

Pittsburgh 12 18 .400

Milwaukee 11 17 .393

Cincinnati 11 18 .379

Los Angeles 11 19 .367

WEDNESDAY

Philadelphia 4, Detroit 1

St. Louis 10, Washington (ss) 1

Washington (ss) 11, Atlanta 2

Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 1

Minnesota 7, Pittsburgh 4

Miami 5, Boston 1

Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland 4

L.A. Angels 6, Texas 3

Oakland 6, Colorado 5

Milwaukee 9, Kansas City (ss) 1

Seattle 10, L.A. Dodgers 7

Cincinnati 7, San Diego 3

San Francisco 8, Arizona 6

N.Y. Mets 6, Houston 2

N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore

Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City

TUESDAY

Minnesota 9, Baltimore 5

Toronto 6, Pittsburgh 3

Philadelphia 10, Tampa Bay 1

Miami 8, Washington 5

Atlanta 6, Detroit 5

St. Louis 11, N.Y. Mets 4

Kansas City 11, Seattle 6

San Francisco 4, San Diego 2

Oakland 7, Cleveland 6, 10 innings

Chicago White Sox 11, Texas 3

N.Y. Yankees 4, Houston 4, tie, 10 innings

Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 6

Cincinnati 11, Chicago Cubs 1

Arizona 7, L.A. Angels 1

TODAY

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.

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

Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 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.

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

Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, 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.

FRIDAY

St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m.

Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

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

N.Y. Yankees at Washington, 2:05 p.m.

Cleveland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Toronto at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

San Diego vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Houston, 8:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Cincinnati vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:40 p.m.

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

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

Cleveland 000?002?020– 4 8 2

Chicago (A) 000?020?021– 5 10 0

Matsuzaka, Pestano (6), Capps (7), P.Guilmet (8), M.Langwell (9) and Marson, O.Santos. M.Zaleski, Omogrosso (3), Gray (4), Crain (6), Thornton (7), Troncoso (8), D.Webb (9) and Flowers, K.Smith. W–D.Webb. L–M.Langwell. HRs–Chicago (A), Ang.Sanchez (2).

Philadelphia 100?100?200– 4 8 0

Detroit 000?001?000– 1 3 2

Hamels, Durbin (4), Miner (5), Bastardo (7), B.Erbe (8), C.Nichols (9) and Ruiz. Verlander, Todd (6), B.Rondon (7), D.Downs (7), L.Marte (9) and Avila, B.Davis. W–Hamels. L–Verlander.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

NCAA Div. I

Midwest Regional

Huntington Center

Saturday

St. Cloud State (23-15-1) vs. Notre Dame (25-12-3), 1:30 p.m.

Miami (Ohio) (24-11-5) vs. Minnesota St. (Mankato) (24-13-3), 5 p.m.

Championship

Sunday

St. Cloud State-Notre Dame winner vs. Miami (Ohio)-Minnesota St. (Mankato) winner, 4 p.m.

East Regional

At Providence, R.I.

Semifinals

Saturday

Quinnipiac (27-7-5) vs. Canisius (19-18-5), 5:30 p.m.

Union (NY) (21-12-5) vs. Boston College (22-11-4), 9 p.m.

Championship

Sunday, March 31

Quinnipiac-Canisius winner vs. Union (NY)-Boston College winner, 6:30 p.m.

Northeast Regional

At Manchester, N.H.

Semifinals

Friday

Mass.-Lowell (26-10-2) vs. Wisconsin (22-12-7), 4:30 p.m.

Denver (20-13-5) vs. New Hampshire (19-11-7), 8 p.m.

Championship

Saturday

Mass.-Lowell-Wisconsin winner vs. Denver-New Hampshire winner, 6:30 p.m.

West Regional

At Grand Rapids, Mich.

Semifinals

Friday

Yale (18-12-3) vs. Minnesota (26-8-5), 2 p.m.

North Dakota (21-12-7) vs. Niagara (23-9-5), 5:30 p.m.

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Reassigned RHP Kevin Gausman, INF Travis Ishikawa and C Chris Robinson to their minor league camp.

BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Anthony Carter and RHP Jose De La Torre to their minor league camp.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Announced Rule 5 Draft selection INF Chris Mcguiness was returned to Texas.

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned OF Quintin Berry to Toledo (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Agreed to terms with LHP Garrett Sherrill and OF Xavier Nady on minor league contracts. Optioned Donnie Joseph to Omaha (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Signed RHP Mark Lowe to a minor league contract. Acquired RHP Elvin Ramirez from the New York Mets for cash considerations.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES – Claimed RHP Sam Demel off waivers from Houston.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Tacoma. Reassigned RHP Jeremy Bonderman to their minor league camp.

TEXAS RANGERS – Assigned INF Chris Mcguiness outright to Round Rock (PCL). Announced Rule 5 Draft selection RHP Coty Woods was returned to Colorado.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from Toronto. Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-day DL.

CINCINNATI REDS – Reassigned LHP Wilkin De La Rosa and RHP Clay Hensley to their minor league camp.

COLORADO ROCKIES – Reassigned INF DJ LeMahieu to their minor league camp.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Signed INF Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year contract. Released INF Donnie Murphy. Placed SS Jeff Bianchi and 1B Corey Hart on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned RHP Kyle McPherson, INF Jordy Mercer and OF Alex Presley to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned C Lucas May, RHP Vin Mazzaro, C Carlos Paulino, OF Felix Pie, RHP Ryan Reid and LHP Mike Zagurski to their minor league camp. Selected the contracts of LHP Jonathan Sanchez and 3B Brandon Inge from Indianapolis. Designated 1B Hunter Strickland and RHP Clint Robinson for assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Geer on a minor league contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Reassigned LHP Fernando Abad and C Carlos Maldonado to minor league camp.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX – Signed OF Dan Evatt.

EL PASO DIABLOS – Signed RHP Matt Graham and INF Maikol Gonzalez.

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS – Released RHP Aaron Shafer.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS – Signed LHP Alain Quijano.

WICHITA WINGNUTS – Signed LHP Nick Walters.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES – Signed RHP Alex Capaul, RHP Tim Griffin and LHP Colton Pitkin.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS – Released INF Matt Cusick.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS – Signed SS Taylor Black to a contract extension. Signed C Sam Mahoney.

FLORENCE FREEDOM – Signed INF Eric Groff.

JOLIET SLAMMERS – Signed LHP Lucas Goodgion.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS – Released OF Tyler Wiesemeyer.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS – Signed RHP Burny Mitchem.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

UTAH JAZZ–Signed G Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Signed S Jonathon Amaya.

BALTIMORE RAVENS – Agreed to terms with S Michael Huffa on a three-year contract.

CAROLINA PANTHERS – Re-signed DT Dwan Edwards.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Released WR Anthony Armstrong. Signed S Will Allen and LB Justin Durant.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Signed OL Lance Louis.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Released DT Tommy Kelly.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – Released OT Jared Gaither.

Canadian Football League

MONTREAL ALOUETTES – Signed RB Dominic Rhodes to a two-year contract.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS – Claimed F Kaspars Daugavins off waivers from Ottawa. Recalled D Torey Krug from Providence (AHL).

DALLAS STARS – Recalled F Reilly Smith from Texas (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Placed D Kris Letang on injured reserve.

American Hockey League

CONNECTICUT WHALE – Announced D Jyri Niemi was reassigned to Greenville (ECHL).

PEORIA RIVERMEN – Signed D Nick Walters to an amateur tryout contract.

ECHL

ELMIRA JACKALS – Announced D Ben Blood was reassigned to the team from Binghamton (AHL).

LACROSSE

National Lacrosse League

COLORADO MAMMOTH – Activated D Ian Hawksbee. Signed D John Orsen.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION – Loaned D Bilal Duckett, F Matt Horth, M Gabe Latigue and D Tyler Polak to Rochester (USL PRO).

COLLEGE

BIG EAST CONFERENCE – Announced the soon-to-be-renamed conference has accepted East Carolina for all sports, effective July 1, 2014.

APPALACHIAN STATE – Announced it is leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

CONNECTICUT – Signed women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma to a contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

EDINBORO – Named Pat Cleary men's basketball coach.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN – Announced it has accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

IDAHO – Announced the Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously to allow the school to accept an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference in football for the 2014 season.

MEMPHIS – Agreed to terms with men's basketball coach Josh Pastner to a contract extension.

NOTRE DAME – Announced freshmen WR's Davonte' Neal and Justin Ferguson are no longer with the football team.

OKLAHOMA – Announced junior F Amath M'Baye will enter the NBA draft.

SETON HALL – Named Tony Bozzella women's basketball coach, Phil Stern women's associate head basketball coach and Lauren DeFalco women's assistant basketball coach.

ST. JOSEPH'S (IND.) – Fired men's basketball coach Richard Davis and women's basketball coach Brandon Turner.

WASHINGTON (MD.) – Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach Megan Duran.

SPORTLIGHT

March 28

1939–The barnstorming Renaissance Five beat the NBL champion Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to win the first annual World Professional Basketball Tournament in Chicago. Sports reporters of the day make no mention of the fact that all the Rens are black and the All-Stars are all white.

1942–Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38 for the NCAA basketball championship.

1944–Arnold Ferrin's 22 points lead Utah to a 42-40 victory over Dartmouth for the NCAA basket championship.

1950–CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 in the NCAA basketball final to become the only team to win the NIT and NCAA titles in the same year. CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 in the NIT on March 18.

1977–Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59 for the NCAA basketball title.

1982–Louisiana Tech beats Cheyney State 76-62 in the NCAA's first women's basketball championship. The tournament replaces the AIAW championship, which had been held since 1972.

1985–The North American Soccer League, reduced to two surviving franchises, suspends operations.

1989–Southwestern Louisiana pitchers Cathy McAllister and Stefni Whitton pitch back-to-back perfect games against Southeastern Louisiana, a first in NCAA Division I softball history. McAllister strikes out 10 in a 5-0 victory and Whitton has 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 triumph.

1990–Vanderbilt wins its first postseason tournament ever as Derrick Wilcox scores all of his 16 points in the second half of a 74-72 victory over St. Louis in the final of the NIT.

1990–Michael Jordan scores 69 points to help Chicago beat Cleveland 117-113 in overtime and clinch a playoff spot.

1992–Christian Laettner hits a 15-foot turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give defending champion Duke a 104-103 overtime victory over Kentucky and a fifth consecutive trip to the Final Four.

1992–Eric Forkel posts a 217-133 victory over Bob Vespi in the title match of the $300,000 PBA National Championship. Vespi's 133 sets a record for the lowest in tournament final history.

1993–Helen Alfredsson of Sweden, the LPGA's 1992 Rookie of the Year, pulls away to win the Dinah Shore tournament for her first victory in the United States. Alfredsson shoots a par-72 and finishes at 4-under 284 to beat Betsy King by two strokes.

1993–Teemu Selanne of the Winnipeg Jets scores his 69th and 70th goals of the season in a 3-3 tie with the Los Angeles Kings. Selanne is the eighth player, and first rookie, to have a 70-goal NHL season.

1995–Michael Jordan, playing in his fifth game in 22 months, scores 55 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 113-111 victory over the New York Knicks.

2002–Earl Barron scores a career-high 25 points and tournament MVP Dajuan Wagner has 16 as Memphis wins the NIT with a 72-62 victory over South Carolina.

2006–Oklahoma center Courtney Paris is the first freshman selected for The Associated Press All-America team in women's basketball. Paris averaged 21.4 points and led the nation in rebounding (15.1). She is the first NCAA women's player with 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks in a season.

2009–Well Armed, ridden by Aaron Gryder, runs away with the $6 million Dubai World Cup by a record 14 lengths. The 6-year-old gelding turns the final race at Nad al Sheba into one to remember and claims the richest prize in horse racing. The winning margin nearly doubles the record of 7 3/4 lengths set by Curlin last year.

2009–Kim Yu-na wins the women's title at the World Figure Skating Championships, giving South Korea its first world title. Kim wins with 207.71 points, the highest score under figure skating's current judging system.

2010–Raymar Morgan's free throw with less than 2 seconds left lifts Michigan State to a 70-69 victory over Tennessee in the Midwest Regional final. Duke, behind a career-high 29 points from Nolan Smith, posts a 78-71 victory over Baylor to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2004.

2011–Skylar Diggins scores 24 points and second-seeded Notre Dame upsets the top-seeded Lady Vols 73-59 to earn a spot in the Final Four. The Fighting Irish came in 0-20 all-time against the Lady Vols. Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominates the inside with 23 points and 11 rebounds, sister Chiney chips in with 18 points to lead Stanford to an 83-60 win over Gonzaga and reach its fourth straight Final Four.

2012–The NFL's new rule for postseason overtime is expanded to cover the regular season on a 30-2 vote by the NFL owners. All games that go into overtime cannot end on a field goal on the first possession.

PREP BASKETBALL

District 7 All-Star Games

At Bowling Green

GIRLS

Away 97, Home 62

AWAY: Glandorff 4-1-1-12, Sweeney 7-4-1-27, McDuffie 8-3-19, Olman 3-0-6, Mitchell 2-2-6, Stidham 12-3-27, Totals 36-5-10-97.

HOME: Hejl 1-0-2, Bushman 2-4-1-17, Perry 2-0-4, Murdock 8-1-0-19, Harlan 2-0-4, K. Weaver 2-0-4, P. Weaver 3-2-8, Harmon 2-0-4, Totals 22-5-3-62.

MVPs: Home: Diana Bushman (Eastwood). Away: Cha'ron Sweeney (Rogers)

BOYS

Home 152, Away 125

HOME: Kynard 4-3-0-17, Ivery 3-1-7, Gardner 6-2-0-18, Smith 5-0-10, Bussey 1-2-0-8, Owens 3-4-0-18, Thompson 4-1-0-11, Cole 1-3-1-12, Pratt 7-0-14, Towbridge 3-1-7, Richardson 9-4-0-30, Totals 46-19-3-152.

AWAY: King 3-1-0-9, Wannamaker 7-3-1-24, Hartnett 5-2-0-16, Herringshaw 0-1-2-5, Bzovi 4-2-10, Cecil 1-1-0-5, Smoyer 2-4-0-16, Hammons 3-0-6, Brown 7-2-16, Edwards 4-1-1-12, Limes 3-0-6, Totals 39-13-8-125.

MVPs: Home: Jermul Richardson (Scott). Away: Jason Wannamaker (Maumee).

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

Saturday

Los Angeles at Toronto FC, 2

Philadelphia at New York, 3:30

FC Dallas at New England, 4

Portland at Colorado, 6

San Jose at Houston, 8:30

Montreal at Sporting KC, 8:30

Seattle at Real Salt Lake, 9

Vancouver at Chivas USA, 10:30

HOLE IN ONE

Mike McGrail, No. 17 at Falcon Ridge Golf Club, Mesquite, Nev., 167 yards, 6 iron.

PREP BASEBALL

Redford Thurston 000 00 -- 0 1 1

Bedford 242 11 -- 10 11 0

WP--Snyder. LP--Kniffen. Boss (B) 3-4, 3B, 2B, 4 RBI.

PREP LACROSSE

GIRLS

Ottawa Hills 9, Perrysburg 8.

OH: Michelle Healy 5, Megan Healy 2, Horn, Smith. P: Mason 6, Northcutt , E. Panzero



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