>>Blues Beat Kings To Extend Wild Card Lead
(Los Angeles, CA) — Jake Allen turned away 38 shots in net as the Blues beat the Kings 3-1 in Los Angeles. David Perron, Magnus Paajarvi and Alexander Steen scored for St. Louis, which now leads the Kings by five points for the second wild card in the West. They Blues skate in Anaheim tomorrow.
>>Cardinals Double Up Astros
(Jupiter, FL) — Stephen Piscotty doubled in the go-ahead run in a four-run sixth inning as the Cardinals beat the Astros 6-3 at Roger Dean Stadium. Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] homered and Jose Martinez had two hits and two RBI for St. Louis. The Cardinals play the Twins in Fort Myers this afternoon.
>>Cactus League Roundup
(Undated) — In Cactus League play yesterday, the Cubs captured a 3-1 win over the Padres. John Lackey tossed three innings of one-run ball in the win. The White Sox beat the Indians, 9-5. Tyler Saladino hit a grand slam in the victory. Today, the Cubs host the Brewers and the White Sox face the Mariners.
>>Bulls Top Hornets To End Skid
(Charlotte, NC) — The Bulls stopped a five-game losing streak with a 115-109 win over the Hornets in Charlotte. Rajon Rondo had 20 points in his return to the starting lineup. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade netted 23 apiece to help Chicago improved to 32-and-35. The Bulls host the Grizzlies tomorrow night.
>>Spurs Tie Warriors For Best Record
(San Antonio, TX) — The race for the best record in the NBA is a dead heat. The Spurs moved into a tie with the Warriors with a 107-99 win over the Hawks last night. San Antonio and Golden State are both 52-and-14 with 16 games left to play. The teams will meet on March 29th in San Antonio.
>>UConn Named Top Seed In Women’s Tournament
(Storrs, CT) — UConn is the top overall seed in the Women’s NCAA Tournament. The Lady Huskies enter the tourney riding a record 107-game winning streak. UConn opens tournament play at home against Albany on Saturday. UConn is in search of its fifth straight national championship.
>>NCAA Tournament Tips Off Tonight
(Dayton, OH) — The NCAA Tournament tips off with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio tonight. Mount St. Mary’s and New Orleans square off in a battle of 16-seeds in the opener of the doubleheader. Eleven-seeds Wake Forest and Kansas State meet in the nightcap.
>>Illinois Hosts Valpo In NIT Tonight
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois is on its home floor tonight for the start of the NIT. The Fighting Illini host Valparaiso in the first round at the State Farm Center, with tip-off at 6:15 p.m. Illinois is coming off a loss to Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament last week. The Illini are 18-and-14 overall.
>>Ware Announces Retirement
(Englewood, CO) — One of the NFL’s all-time sack leaders is calling it a career. DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement on Twitter yesterday. The 34-year-old racked up 138-and-a-half sacks in 12 seasons with the Broncos and Cowboys. He finishes his career eighth on the all-time sacks list.
>>Tebow Gets First Hit Of Spring Training
(Port St. Lucie, FL) — Tim Tebow is in the hit column at spring training. Tebow singled during the Mets’ 6-4 win over the Marlins to snap an 0-for-8 streak. The ex-NFL quarterback turned Mets prospect is now 1-for-10 with four strikeouts in Grapefruit League play.