In a game heard last night on Talk 101 FM, The Eisenhower Panthers move on to Friday night’s regional championship with a 91 -66 win over MacArthur in Regional play at Taylorville. Congratulations to Coach Ron Ingram and the Generals on a great season, Eisenhower takes on Springfield Southeast for the regional Championship Friday Night.
>>Cardinals Cruise Past Mets Behind Grichuk
(Jupiter, FL) — Randal Grichuk’s three-run homer capped a five-run third inning as the Cardinals beat the Mets 6-1 at Roger Dean Stadium. Grichuk also opened the scoring with an RBI double in the second. Carlos Martinez allowed one hit in three scoreless innings. The Cardinals host the Braves today.
>>Cubs Down Royals
(Surprise, AZ) — The Cubs knocked off the Royals, 7-3, in Cactus League play yesterday. Victor Caratini went 3-for-4 with a run scored for Chicago. Eddie Butler allowed a run and a hit during his two-inning start. The Cubs are in split-squad action against the Reds and Diamondbacks today.
>>White Sox Clip Diamondbacks
(Glendale, AZ) — The White Sox clipped the Diamondbacks, 3-2, in other Cactus League action yesterday. Nicky Delmonico went 2-for-2 with a solo homer for Chicago. James Shields allowed a run and two hits during his two-inning start. The Sox face the Giants today.
>>Kane Carries Blackhawks Past Pens
(Chicago, IL) — Patrick Kane notched a hat trick to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Penguins at the United Center. Scott Darling denied 36 shots for the Blackhawks, who have won five in-a-row and 10 of their last 11 games. The ‘Hawks host the Islanders tomorrow night.
>>Warriors’ Durant Out At Least Four Weeks
(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors will be without one of their stars for at least a month. Kevin Durant is sidelined with a bone bruise and sprained MCL in his left leg. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks. Durant is averaging 25.3 points in his first season with Golden State.
>>Celtics Cut Down Cavs
(Boston, MA) — The Celtics are inching closer to the East-leading Cavaliers. Isaiah Thomas scored 31 points as Boston beat Cleveland 103-99 in Beantown. The Celtics are three games behind the Cavs for the top spot in the conference. LeBron James had a triple-double in the loss.
>>Illinois Tops Michigan State For Fourth Straight Win
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois’ winning streak is now up to four games. Malcolm Hill scored 22 points as the Fighting Illini foiled Michigan State 73-70 at the State Farm Center. Illinois improved to 18-and-12 overall and 8-and-9 in the Big Ten. The Illini close out the regular season Saturday at Rutgers.
>>Northwestern Nips Michigan At Buzzer
(Evanston, IL) — Northwestern is making a case for its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. Dererk Pardon’s layup at the buzzer off a court-long inbounds pass gave the Wildcats a thrilling 67-65 win over Michigan. Northwestern improved to 21-and-9 with the victory.
>>Patriots Reportedly Plan On Keeping Garappolo
(Foxboro, MA) — Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garappolo isn’t going anywhere. ESPN reports the Patriots aren’t expected to trade Tom Brady’s backup this offseason. The Pats reportedly plan on keeping Garappolo this season and beyond. Brady turns 40 this summer.
>>NFL Salary Cap Set At 167-Million
(Undated) — The NFL’s salary cap continues to rise. The cap is set at 167-million dollars for the 2017 season. That’s a 12-million-dollar increase from last year. It marks the fourth straight season with a jump of at least 10-million. The first salary cap in 1994 was just 34.6-million.