>>Ducks Blank Blackhawks
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks suffered a 1-0 loss to the Ducks last night at the United Center. Corey Crawford made 25 saves for Chicago, which remains a point behind Minnesota for first in the West. The Wild lost to the Lightning last night. The Blackhawks are right back in action tonight against the Red Wings in Detroit.
>>Cowboys Looking To Trade Romo
(Arlington, TX) — The Tony Romo saga is taking another turn. Multiple reports say Dallas is looking to trade Romo instead of releasing him. The Broncos and Texans are considered to be the favorites to land the signal-caller. The Texans traded former Broncos QB Brock Osweiler to the Browns yesterday.
>>Colts Sign Mingo, Locke
(Foxboro, MA) — The Colts are making a small splash with the start of NFL free agency. Indy has signed linebacker Barkevious Mingo and punter Jeff Locke. Mingo was the sixth-overall pick in 2013 by the Browns but spent last year in New England. He has 119 tackles and seven sacks in his four-year career. Locke will replace Pat McAfee, who retired abruptly early in the offseason.
>>Bears Release Cutler
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are moving on without quarterback Jay Cutler. The Bears have released the veteran after eight seasons with the team. The move saves Chicago over 12-million dollars in salary cap space. The 33-year-old Cutler was limited to just five games last season due to injury.
>>Bears To Sign QB Glennon
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are adding free agent quarterback Mike Glennon. The three-year deal is worth 45-million dollars with 19-million guaranteed. The 27-year-old Glennon has appeared in 21 career games with 18 starts in four seasons with Tampa Bay, but hasn’t started the last two years.
>>Bears Bring In Demps
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are also bringing in safety Quintin Demps. The “Houston Chronicle” reports the three-year pact is worth 13.5-million dollars. Demps had six interceptions in 13 games with the Texans last year.
>>Eagles Reach Deal With WR Jeffery
(Philadelphia, PA) — Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is heading to Philadelphia. NFL Network reports the Eagles have reached a one-year, 14-million-dollar contract with Jeffery. The 27-year-old spent his first five NFL seasons with the Bears. He had 52 catches for 821 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games in 2016.
>>Cousins Asks For Trade
(Ashburn, VA) — Quarterback Kirk Cousins wants out of Washington. ESPN reports Cousins asked the team to trade him, but his request has been rebuffed by owner Dan Snyder. Meanwhile, the team did fire general manager Scot McCloughan yesterday.
>>Thunder Top Spurs Behind Westbrook
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Russell Westbrook’s 31st triple-double of the season led the Thunder to a 102-92 win over the Spurs. Westbrook had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. He’s tied with Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most triple-doubles in a single season.
>>Illinois Routed By Michigan In Big Ten Second Round
(Washington, DC) — It’s one and done for Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament. The Fighting Illini were blown out 75-55 by Michigan in the second round in Washington, D.C. Tracy Abrams scored 23 points to lead Illinois, which fell to 18-and-14. Michigan moves on to play to play top-seeded Purdue.
>>TCU Takes Out Kansas
(Kansas City, MO) — The top-ranked team in the nation is one-and-done in the Big 12 Tournament. TCU stunned number-one Kansas 85-82 in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament in Kansas City. The Jayhawks dropped to 28-and-4.
>>Cactus League Roundup
(Undated) — The Cubs suffered an 8-6 loss to the Mariners in Mesa. The teams meet again in Peoria this afternoon. The White Sox doubled up the Diamondbacks, 4-2. Chicago meets Milwaukee this afternoon.
>>Cardinals Shut Out By Astros
(Jupiter, FL) — Six Cardinals combined on a three-hitter, but they still lost 3-0 to the Astros at Roger Dean Stadium. Lance Lynn struck out three over three innings one-run ball to take the loss. The Redbirds managed just four hits themselves. The Cardinals are 9-and-4. They play at Washington today.
>>MLB Confirms Cards-Bucs Game At Little League World Series
(New York, NY) — Major League Baseball is confirming the Cardinals and Pirates will play a game at the site of the Little League World Series this summer. They will meet August 20th in the “MLB Little League Classic.” The game will be shown on ESPN as its national “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast.