>>George, Butler Stay Put As Deadline Passes
(Undated) — The NBA trade deadline is in the books. Indiana’s Paul George and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler are staying put after neither were moved before the deadline. The Bulls did trade Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson to the Lakers, while the 76ers sent Nerlens Noel to the Mavericks.
>>Rockets Blow Out Pelicans In Cousins’ Debut
(New Orleans, LA) — DeMarcus Cousins and the new-look Pelicans were no match for the Rockets in a 129-99 loss in New Orleans. Cousins collected 27 points and 14 rebounds in his Pelicans debut. Lou Williams scored a team-high 27 off the bench in his first game with Houston.
>>Gonzaga Pounds San Diego
(San Diego, CA) — Gonzaga is a win away from a perfect regular season. The top-ranked Bulldogs slammed San Diego 96-38 last night. Gonzaga, which is 29-and-0 on the year, closes out the season at home against BYU tomorrow night.
>>Kane Leads Blackhawks Past Coyotes
(Chicago, IL) — Patrick Kane posted his third career hat trick as the Blackhawks bulldozed the Coyotes, 6-3. Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Hartman had a goal and an assist apiece for Chicago, which is now three points behind Minnesota for first place in the Central. The Blackhawks host the Blues Sunday night.
>>Illinois At Nebraska Sunday
(Lincoln, NE) — Illinois will try to extend its winning streak to three games Sunday at Nebraska. The Fighting Illini have won back-to-back games over Iowa and Northwestern and are 16-and-12 overall and 6-and-9 in the Big Ten. Meanwhile, all the locals had last night off. The Missouri Valley Conference wraps up regular-season play this weekend.
>>Cubs, White Sox Open Exhibition Play Tomorrow
(Undated) — The Cubs and White Sox open up Cactus League play in Arizona tomorrow The Cubs begin their exhibition schedule against the A’s. The White Sox open Cactus League action against the Dodgers.
>>Cardinals Begin Spring Games Tomorrow
(Jupiter, FL) — The Cardinals begin playing spring games tomorrow in Florida. They kick off the Grapefruit League exhibition campaign against the co-tenant Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. St. Louis will be the road team. Luke Weaver will start for the Cards. The teams will rematch on Sunday.
>>Field Set For Daytona 500
(Daytona, FL) — The field is set for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Jamie McMurray and Denny Hamlin will start on the second row following last night’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona. Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. clinched spots on the front row last Sunday.
>>Cowboys To Play Cardinals In Hall Of Fame Game
(Canton, OH) — The NFL preseason will kick off with the Cowboys. Dallas will clash with the Cardinals in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The game is being moved to a Thursday after field issues forced the cancellation of last year’s exhibition affair.
>>Nadelhoffer Resigns at Millikin
Matt Nadelhoffer has resigned as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Millikin University. Nadelhoffer carried a career record of 37-113 at Millikin.
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