LeBron James passed Dominique Wilkins for 12th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in the Cavaliers’ 107-87 win over the Nets. James netted 24 points and needs only 22 more to pass Oscar Robertson for 11th. The Cavs face the Hawks tonight.
The Warriors continue their pursuit of history tonight against the Celtics. At 68-and-7, the Warriors are four wins away from tying the 1995-96 Bulls for the most single-season victories in NBA history.
The Bulls outscored the Rockets by 12 in the fourth quarter to capture a 103-100 win. Jimmy Butler had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Nikola Mirotic [[ MEER-oh-titch ]] netted 28 off the bench to help Chicago pull to within a game of Indiana for the final playoff spot in the East. The Bulls host the Pistons tomorrow.
The NCAA is apologizing to South Carolina for telling the Gamecocks on Selection Sunday that they had made the NCAA Tournament. The mistake came in the form of an errant text from a junior men’s basketball staffer.
It’s Final Four weekend in Houston. Oklahoma plays Villanova and North Carolina clashes with Syracuse in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament tomorrow night at NRG Stadium. The winners meet for the national championship on Monday.
The Cubs collected a 5-1 exhibition win over the Mets in Las Vegas. Ben Zobrist smacked an RBI single during a three-run fifth inning. Ryan Williams tossed three scoreless innings. The teams meet again in Sin City today.
Stephen Piscotty hit two of the Cardinals’ five home runs in a 9-1 win over the Yankees in Tampa. Brandon Moss, Jeremy Hazelbaker and Tommy Pham also went deep for St. Louis. Starter Mike Leake threw four shutout innings. The Cards now break camp for the regular season.
The White Sox wrap up exhibition play with a pair of games against the Padres in San Diego. The teams will meet tonight and tomorrow. Chicago opens the regular season Monday night against the A’s in Oakland.
Another Bronco is teaming up with John Fox in Chicago. Safety and kick returner Omar Bolden is leaving Denver for a one-year deal with the Bears. Bolden spent the last four seasons in Denver and played under Fox while both were with the Broncos.
The Bears continued to reshape their roster by signing offensive lineman Ted Larsen to a one-year deal. Larsen has appeared in 86 career games with the Buccaneers and Cardinals. He has made starts at left guard, right guard and center.
The Sprint Cup Series visits Martinsville for the STP 500. Qualifying takes place later today, with the 500-lap, 263-mile race to follow Sunday afternoon. Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag at last year’s race.