>>UNC Advances To Final Four
(Memphis, TN) — North Carolina is going back to the Final Four. Luke Maye’s jumper with 0.3 seconds left lifted the Tar Heels to a thrilling 75-73 win over Kentucky in the South Regional final. UNC clashes with Midwest Regional winner Oregon in the national semifinals in Arizona on Saturday.
>>South Carolina Advances To Final Four
(New York, NY) — Seventh-seeded South Carolina is heading to the Final Four for the first time in school history. The Gamecocks outscored fourth-seeded Florida by 14 in the second half en route to a 77-70 win in the East Region final. South Carolina squares off with Gonzaga in the national semis next Saturday.
>>Cardinals Shut Out Marlins
(Jupiter, FL) — Mike Leake hurled six innings of seven-hit, shutout ball as the Cardinals blanked the Marlins 3-0 in Jupiter. Brett Cecil and Matt Bowman allowed just one more hit over the final three frames. Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina and Dexter Fowler homered for St. Louis. The Cards visit the Astros today.
>>Cactus League Roundup
(Undated) — In Cactus League play yesterday, the Cubs split a pair of split-squad games. One team shelled the Reds, 22-4, while the other suffered a 9-4 loss to the Padres. The White Sox edged the Giants, 4-3. Today, the Cubs face the Indians and the White Sox square off with the Dodgers.
>>Bulls Blast Bucks
(Milwaukee, WI) — Nikola Mirotic dropped in a game-high 28 points as the Bulls blasted the Bucks 109-94. Jimmy Butler notched 20 points, 14 assists and six rebounds for Chicago, which moved within a half-game of Miami for final playoff spot in the East. The Bulls are off until Thursday.
>>Celtics Move Into Tie For First Place
(Boston, MA) — The Celtics are just percentage points behind the Cavaliers for the top spot in the East. Boston pulled into a virtual tie with Cleveland with a 112-108 win over the Heat. The Celtics have won their last four games overall.
>>Colts Cut DT Jones
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are moving on from defensive tackle Arthur Jones after three seasons. The 30-year-old Jones had a 7.35-million-dollar cap hit for 2017, but has played in just 17 games since joining the Colts due to suspension and injury. He signed a five-year, 33-million dollar deal with Indianapolis in 2014. Jones missed all of 2015 with an ankle injury and played just eight games last season, recording 15 tackles and no sacks.
>>Bears’ Hall Arrested Saturday
(Cedar Falls, IA) — Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall was arrested over the weekend. Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference in Iowa Saturday night. Hall appeared in eight games as a rookie last season.
>>Raiders’ Fate Expected To Be Decided At NFL Meetings
(Phoenix, AZ) — The fate of the Oakland Raiders could be decided as soon as today. NFL owners are gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for league meetings. A vote on whether to approve the Raiders’ application to relocate to Las Vegas is on the agenda. Twenty-four of the 32 owners would have to approve the move.
>>Kyle Larson Breaks Through, Wins Auto Club 400
(Fontana, CA) — Kyle Larson fought through four late restarts to take home the victory at the Auto Club 400 in Fontana. It is his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win following runner-up performances in three consecutive races. Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Junior and Joey Logano rounded out the top-five.