>>Bulls Get By Reeling Cavs
(Chicago, IL) — The Cavaliers are searching for answers after suffering a 99-93 loss to the Bulls in Chicago. Cleveland has dropped five of its last seven games and now sits a half-game behind Boston for first place in the East. LeBron James moved into seventh on the all-time scoring list in the loss.
>>TCU Trounces GT In NIT Title Game
(New York, NY) — TCU is celebrating its first NIT title in school history. The Horned Frogs scored the game’s first 10 points and never trailed in an 88-56 trouncing of Georgia Tech in the championship game at Madison Square Garden. Kenrich Williams had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
>>Final Four Tips Off Saturday
(Glendale, AZ) — The Final Four tips off in Arizona tomorrow. Top-seeded Gonzaga squares off with seventh-seeded South Carolina in the first game at 6:09 p.m. Eastern. Fellow number-one seed North Carolina meets third-seeded Oregon in the other national semifinal at 8:49 p.m.
>>Cardinals Cruise Past Triple-A Memphis
(Memphis, TN) — Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina homered in a five-run first inning as the Cardinals cruised to a 9-3 win at Triple-A Memphis. Aledmys Diaz and Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] also homered for St. Louis. The Cardinals will take on Double-A Springfield in their final exhibition game tonight.
>>Cubs Come Up Short Against Astros
(Houston, TX) — The Cubs gave up four runs in the sixth inning and lost 8-6 to the Astros in an exhibition game at Minute Maid Park. Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo homered for Chicago, which blew a 6-3 lead. Hector Rondon took the loss. The teams play another exhibition this afternoon in Houston.
>>White Sox Battle Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — The White Sox wrap up exhibition play with the first of two games against the Brewers tonight in Milwaukee. The teams also meet tomorrow afternoon. The Sox open the regular season at home against the Tigers on Monday.
>>Cardinals Host Cubs In Season Opener Sunday
(St. Louis, MO) — There are just two more days until the Cardinals begin the regular season. Opening Night is this Sunday when they host the defending World Series champion Cubs at Busch Stadium. It will be shown on ESPN. Carlos Martinez will start for St. Louis, while Chicago counters with Jon Lester.
>>Panthers’ Newton Has Successful Shoulder Surgery
(Charlotte, NC) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is recovering from successful shoulder surgery. Carolina says team doctor Pat Connor was “pleased with the results” and Newton will begin rehab on Monday. Newton had a partially torn rotator cuff but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
>>Fans Vote Against Adding Hardy
(Salt Lake City, UT) — Controversial defensive end Greg Hardy won’t be suiting up for the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles. Fans of the indoor football team voted against adding him to the roster. Voting ended in a virtual 50-50 tie, but an undisclosed percentage-point margin was the difference in the final tally.
>>Monster Series Heads To Martinsville
(Ridgeway, VA) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the STP 500. Qualifying takes place at 4:35 today, with the 263-mile, 500-lap race to follow on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Larson enters the weekend atop the standings.