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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/29/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – Elite 8 – South Region: (1) Florida 62 (36-2) – (11) Dayton 52 (26-11)
West Region: (2) Wisconsin 64 (30-7) – (1) Arizona 63 (33-5) OT
NHL: Boston Bruins 4 (51-17-6, 108pts) – Washingt…

(8) Kentucky Ousts Defending Champ (4) Louisville

(8) Kentucky Ousts Defending Champ (4) Louisville

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — In a battle of in-state rivals, and the last two national champions, eighth-seeded Kentucky made sure a repeat title would not be in the cards for number four Louisville. The Wildcats came back from a…

(4) Michigan State Upends (1) Virginia

(4) Michigan State Upends (1) Virginia

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Izzo is back where he seems to always be, the Elite Eight. For the eighth time since 1999, Izzo has led his Michigan State Spartans into the regional finals following a 61-59 win over Virginia on Friday night.
Michig…

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16

(7) UCONN Upsets (3) Iowa State in Sweet 16

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In 2012, the Connecticut Huskies lost in the BIG EAST quarterfinals to Syracuse at Madison Square Garden. In 2013, UCONN was ineligible for postseason play, their final year before jumping conferences. On Friday, the…

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite Eight

(2) Michigan Returns to Elite Eight

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — Last year’s national title game loss to Louisville continues to fuel Michigan. The two-seed in the Midwest region held off a late rally by 11th-seeded Tennessee to advance to their second straight Elite Ei…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/28/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/28/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – Sweet 16 – Midwest Region: (2) Michigan 73 (28-8) – (11) Tennessee 71 (24-13)
(8) Kentucky 74 (27-10) – (4) Louisville 69 (31-6)
East Region: (4) Michigan State 61 (29-8) – (1) Virgini…

Sizemore Named Red Sox Starting Center Fielder

Sizemore Named Red Sox Starting Center Fielder

Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — The Boston Red Sox named Grady Sizemore their starting center fielder for Opening Day. Sizemore, 31, hasn’t played since 2011 and has underwent seven surgeries since 2009. Despite his past…

Eagles Release Pro Bowl Receiver DeSean Jackson

Eagles Release Pro Bowl Receiver DeSean Jackson

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia Eagles released Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday.

“After careful consideration this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team i…

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite Eight

Johnson’s Late Push Lifts (1) Arizona into Elite Eight

Jeff Gross/Getty Images (ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Nick Johnson missed his first 10 shots and was held scoreless for the first 37 minutes of the game. Over the final 2:45, the Arizona guard scored all 15 of his points helping to lead the top-seeded Wildcats …

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLA

(1) Florida Survives Early Scare from (4) UCLA

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — For the fourth straight year the Florida Gators find themselves in the Elite Eight. The 2014 overall top-seed in the NCAA Tournament survived an upset bid by fourth-seeded UCLA on Thursday, winning 79-68, to…

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) Baylor

Dominating Effort Moves (2) Wisconsin Past (6) Baylor

Harry How/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Behind an impressive performance from Frank Kaminsky, the Wisconsin Badgers rolled into the Elite Eight with a 69-52 win over sixth-seeded Baylor in the West Region. Kaminsky had 19 points as the two-seed shot…

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite Eight

(11) Dayton Flies into Elite Eight

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — After earning their first trip to the Sweet 16 in 30 years, the Dayton Flyers continued their Cinderella run by knocking of 10th-seeded Stanford, 82-72, in the South Region semifinal at the FedEx Forum. It…

Brewers SS Segura Questionable for Season Opener

Brewers SS Segura Questionable for Season Opener

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura status is questionable for the team’s season opener Monday against Atlanta due to soreness behind his throwing shoulder. Segura has been sidelined since March 18 due to t…

Kershaw Will Miss Next Scheduled Start

Kershaw Will Miss Next Scheduled Start

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will miss his scheduled start Sunday against the Padres due to an inflamed muscle in his back. Kershaw …

Coach Masiello Placed on Leave by Manhattan

Coach Masiello Placed on Leave by Manhattan

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Manhattan College placed men’s head basketball coach Steve Masiello on leave Wednesday. The decision was made after Masiello had his agreement to become the head men’s basketball coach at South Florida reneged a…

Darvish Cleared to Resume Throwing

Darvish Cleared to Resume Throwing

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish has no structural damage in his neck. The 27-year-old righty was cleared to resume throwing Saturday after being examined by back specialist Drew Dossett in Dallas on…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/24/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/24/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: Houston Rockets 100 (48-22) – Charlotte Bobcats 89 (34-37)
Memphis Grizzlies 109 (42-28) – Minnesota Timberwolves 92 (34-35)
Miami Heat 93 (48-21) – Portland Trail Blazers 91 (45-26)
Phoenix Suns 102 (42-29) – Atla…

Dayton Agrees to Contract Extension with Archie Miller

Dayton Agrees to Contract Extension with Archie Miller

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The University of Dayton gave head men’s basketball coach Archie Miller a contract extension Monday that will keep him with the school through the 2018-19 season.
“The University of Dayton is committed to a national-lev…

Spartans Hold Off (12) Harvard to Reach Sweet 16

Spartans Hold Off (12) Harvard to Reach Sweet 16

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(SPOKANE, Wash.) — Even with a 16 point lead in the second half, Tom Izzo knew that his Michigan State squad could not let up against Harvard. He was right. The 12th-seeded Crimson made a furios rally, taking a late lead,…

Napier Lifts (7) UCONN Past (2) Villanova

Napier Lifts (7) UCONN Past (2) Villanova

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(BUFALLO, N.Y.) — Despite foul trouble in the first half, and an apparent leg injury in the second, Shabazz Napier scored 25 points in leading No. 7 Connecticut to a 77-65 win over two-seed Villanova in the East Region. The…

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