>>NCAA Championship Game Preview
(Glendale, AZ) — The NCAA basketball season comes to an end tonight. The Final Four concludes with two one-seeds squaring off in the NCAA Title Game at University of Phoenix Stadium. North Carolina is going for its sixth championship against Gonzaga. The Bulldogs are seeking their first ever title in their first ever championship-game appearance.
>>Cards Best Cubs On Opening Day
(St. Louis, MO) — The defending-champion Cubs fell to the Cards 4-3 at Busch Stadium on Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season. Randal Grichuk hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning after Chicago’s Willson Contreras tied the game at three on a three-run shot the previous half-inning.
>>Cards Host Cubs Again Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Cubs will play the second of their season-opening, three-game series tomorrow afternoon at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright will start for St. Louis, while Chicago counters with Jake Arrieta. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. The teams play a day game on Wednesday.
>>Cardinals Lock Up Molina With Three-Year Extension
(St. Louis, MO) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will be sticking around St. Louis beyond this season. The 34-year-old has signed a three-year, 60-million-dollar contract extension that keeps him in the fold through 2020. Molina had said he wouldn’t engage in contract talks once the season began.
>>White Sox Host Tigers
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox open their season late this afternoon versus the Tigers at home. It’s the first of a three-game set. Chicago’s Jose Quintana toes the rubber. Detroit sends Justin Verlander to the mound.
>>Giants’ Bumgarner Makes History In Loss
(Phoenix, AZ) — Giants ace Madison Bumgarner made history, but the Giants still lost to the Diamondbacks 6-5 at Chase Field. Bumgarner became the first pitcher to hit two homers on Opening Day. He also took a perfect game through 16 batters. Chris Owings one-run single in the bottom of the ninth gave Arizona the win.
>>Blues Turn Back Predators
(St. Louis, MO) — David Perron had a goal and two assists as the Blues beat the Predators 4-1 at Scottrade Center. St. Louis is third in the Central Division with 93 points, two ahead of Nashville. The Blues clinched a playoff spot with Friday’s 2-1 shootout loss at Colorado. They host the Jets tomorrow.
>>Bruins Best Blackhawks
(Chicago, IL) — The Bruins locked up their fifth straight win as they bested the Blackhawks, 3-2, in Chicago. Artemi Panarin scored his 29th goal for Chicago in the second, and Jordin Tootoo added a goal in the third. The Blackhawks have already clinched home-ice through the first three rounds of the postseason. They’re at Colorado tomorrow night.
>>Bulls Beat Pelicans
(New Orleans, LA) — Jimmy Butler poured in a game-high 39 points as the Bulls beat the Pelicans 117-110 in New Orleans. Bobby Portis posted 21 points and 11 boards off the bench for Chicago, which has won four in-a-row to move into seventh place in the East at 38-and-39. Rajon Rondo had 10 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in the victory. The Bulls are at the Knicks tomorrow night.
>>Keselowski Wins STP 500
(Martinsville, VA) — Brad Keselowski survived a battle with Kyle Busch to win the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Keselowski’s number-two car is the first Ford to win at Martinsville since 2002. Kyle Busch faded down the stretch but still finished second, while Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, and Austin Dillon rounded out the top five. Keselowski is the first two-race winner of the season.
>>Report: Peterson To Visit Pats Today
(Foxboro, NE) — The Patriots could be looking to beef up their backfield. ESPN reports running back Adrian Peterson is going to visit New England today. His only other visit was earlier this offseason with the Seahawks, but Seattle ended up signing Eddie Lacy.