>>Blues Host Jets Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues welcome the Winnipeg Jets to Scottrade Center tonight. It’s the back end of a two-game homestand that began with a 3-2 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. St. Louis has dropped four straight games overall. Despite the skid, the Blues still hold the top wild card spot in the West with 72 points. The Flames and Kings each have 71 points.
>>Blackhawks Host Sharks
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks close out a four-game homestand against the Sharks at the United Center tonight. Chicago has won two-of-three since an eight-game losing streak. The Blackhawks are 12 points out of the second Wild Card in the West.
>>Cubs Face Brewers This Afternoon
(Maryvale, AZ) — The Cubs begin Cactus League play this afternoon versus the Brewers in Maryvale. Michael Roth is starting for Chicago. They play the Rangers in Mesa tomorrow, followed by the Giants in Scottsdale on Sunday to wrap up the weekend. The White Sox open up against the Dodgers in Glendale today. Dylan Covey starts for Chicago.
>>Cardinals Play Marlins In Grapefruit League Opener Today
(Jupiter, FL) — The Cardinals are ready for their first game of the spring. After full-squad workouts all week, the Redbirds open Grapefruit League play today at Roger Dean Stadium against their co-tenant Miami Marlins. Miami will be the home team. Meanwhile, former Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter visited camp this week to offer some wisdom as a guest instructor.
>>Sixers Top Bulls Late
(Chicago, IL) — Ben Simmons knocked down two free throws to give the 76ers a 116-115 win over the Bulls at the United Center. Bobby Portis scored a career-high 38 points in the loss. David Nwaba went for 21 and nine rebounds as he was moved into the starting lineup. Chicago has lost two straight on its way to 20-and-38. They open a three-game road trip tomorrow night against Jimmy Butler and the T’wolves.
>>Curry Drops 44 As Warriors Outlast Clippers
(Oakland, CA) — Steph Curry piled up 44 points as the Warriors outlasted the Clippers 134-127 in Oakland. Curry shot 14-of-19 from the field and nailed 8-of-11 three-pointers to lead the charge for Golden State. At 45-and-14, the Warriors are just percentage points behind 44-and-13 Houston in the West.
>>Wizards Hold Off Cavaliers Without Wall
(Cleveland, OH) — The Wizards went into Cleveland without John Wall and pulled off a 110-103 win over the Cavaliers in each team’s first game back from the All-Star break. Bradley Beal led the charge with 18 points and nine assists. LeBron James scored 32 and flirted with a triple-double in defeat. The Cavs are a half-game ahead of the Wizards for the third-seed in the East.
>>Drexel Rallies Past Delaware For Biggest Comeback In Division-One History
(Philadelphia, PA) — Drexel erased a 34-point deficit to beat Delaware 85-83 for the biggest comeback in Division One basketball history on Thursday. The Dragons trailed 53-19 at one point in the first half, and Delaware held a 27-point lead at halftime. The previous record for the largest comeback was 32 points when Duke rallied to beat Tulane back in 1950.
>>Purdue Pounds Illinois
(Champaign, IL) — LeRon Black put up 28 points, but it wasn’t enough for Illinois in 93-86 loss to ninth-ranked Purdue last night in Champaign. Trent Frazier scored 20 for the Illini, but Carsen Edwards poured in 40 for the Boilermakers. Illinois dropped to 13-and-17 and closes out the regular season Sunday on the road at Rutgers.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — Elsewhere around college hoops, Northwestern lost to Wisconsin, 70-64. New Mexico State topped Chicago State, 78-67. Murray State defeated Murray State, 76-66. North Dakota State beat Western Illinois, 82-74.
>>Golovkin-Canelo Rematch Set For Cinco De Mayo
(Las Vegas, NV) — The rematch is set between boxers Gennady “Triple-G’ Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The pair will fight again May 5th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “Triple-G” and “Canelo” battled to a controversial draw last September, with Golovkin retaining his middleweight title. A press conference is set for Tuesday in Los Angeles, with tickets on sale that same day.
>>Tigers Shoots 70 At Honda Classic
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) — Tiger Woods continues his comeback after shooting an even-par-70 in the first round of The Honda Classic Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Woods hasn’t played consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour since 2015. He failed to make the cut at the Genesis Open last week. Alex Noren and Webb Simpson are tied for the lead at four-under.
>>Colts Bringing Back Vinatieri For 23rd Season
(Indianapolis, IN) — Kicker Adam Vinatieri [[ vin-uh-TARE-ee ]] is returning to the Indianapolis Colts for his 23rd season in the NFL. Multiple outlets report the two sides have agreed to a one-year deal. The 45-year-old has booted 559 career field goals, just six shy of Morten Andersen’s NFL record. Vinatieri was successful on 29-of-34 attempts for Indianapolis last season.
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