In a game heard last night on Talk 101 FM, Jonah Smith scored 26 points for the Braves, as Mt. Zion moves on to the Effingham Sectional Championship game against Springfield Lanphier, after defeating Eisenhower 65-60. The Panthers finish the season with a 23-9 record.
>>Cowboys To Release Romo
(Frisco, TX) — A former Pro Bowl quarterback is about to become available. Multiple reports say the Cowboys will release Tony Romo today. The 36-year-old lost his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott after suffering a back injury during the preseason. The Broncos and Texans are rumored to be the favorites to land the signal-caller.
>>Giants Reach Deal With Marshall
(East Rutherford, NJ) — Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is switching locker rooms in the Meadowlands. ESPN reports Marshall has agreed to a two-year, 12-million-dollar deal with the Giants. Marshall spent the last two seasons with the Jets. The new league year begins today at 4 p.m. Eastern.
>>Patriots Trade For TE Dwayne Allen
(Foxboro, MA) — The Patriots are adding another pass-catching tight end. The Pats are set to acquire Dwayne Allen from the Colts. Allen made 35 catches for 406 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games for the Colts last season. He enters the second season of a four-year, 29.4-million-dollar contract.
>>Report: Hoyer To Sign With 49ers
(Santa Clara, CA) — Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer is on the move. NFL Network reports Hoyer is expected to sign with the 49ers today. Hoyer made five starts in place of the injured Jay Cutler before breaking his left arm in Week Seven. He threw for 1,445 yards and six touchdowns in his only season in Chicago.
>>Cards Cruise Past Nationals, Gibson On Hand
(Jupiter, FL) — Harrison Bader homered and Matt Adams drove in two as the Cardinals beat the Nationals 9-3 in Jupiter. Michael Wacha threw three shutout innings. Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson exchanged lineup cards with Nationals skipper Dusty Baker. The Cards host the Astros today.
>>Cubs Clash With Mariners
(Mesa, AZ) — The Cubs had yesterday off. They return to Cactus League play today against the Mariners in Mesa. Meanwhile, the White Sox suffered a 5-4 loss to the Brewers. The Sox square off with the Diamondbacks this afternoon.
>>Magic Top Bulls
(Orlando, FL) — The Magic rallied in the second half for a 98-91 win over the Bulls in Orlando. Jimmy Butler had 21 points and nine assists for Chicago, which has dropped three straight. Chicago is just a half-game ahead of the Heat and Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East. The Bulls host the Rockets tomorrow night.
>>Cavs Rule Bogut Out For Season, Playoffs
(Cleveland, OH) — The season is officially over for Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut. The team has ruled him out for the rest of the season and the playoffs due to a broken left leg. Bogut suffered the injury less than a minute into his debut with the Cavs on Monday.
>>Illinois Plays Michigan In Big Ten Second Round Today
(Washington, DC) — Illinois goes up against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament today in Washington, D.C. It’s the first of four second-round games at the Verizon Center. Tip-off is at 11 a.m. Michigan’s plane aborted a takeoff in high winds yesterday and slid off the runway, but nobody was injured.
>>Tebow 0-for-3 With Two K’s In Spring Debut
(Fort Myers, FL) — The Grapefruit League debut of former NFL quarterback turned Mets outfielder Tim Tebow is in the books. He served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Mets’ 8-7 win over Boston. Tebow also grounded into a double play that scored a run.