>>Eagles Agree To Acquire DE Bennett From Seahawks
(Undated) — The Super Bowl champion Eagles are bolstering their pass rush. Multiple reports say the Seahawks have agreed to trade defensive end Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to Philadelphia for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick. The deal won’t be official until the start of the new league year on March 14th.
>Report: Seahawks To Release Sherman
(Renton, WA) — The Seahawks’ defense could be undergoing more changes. NFL Network’s Michael Silver reports Seattle will release cornerback Richard Sherman “in the next two days.” Sherman told ESPN that he wasn’t in the know about his future with the team despite an NFL Network report that he had told teammates he was leaving.
>>Redskins To Honor 1987 Replacement Players With Super Bowl Rings
(Ashburn, VA) — The Redskins will be giving Super Bowl rings to their replacement players from the 1987 season. Washington has decided to honor those players who went 3-and-0 during the NFL strike that year. The Redskins finished that season 11-and-4, winning the NFC East and eventually defeating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 22.
>>Blues Visit Sharks Tonight
(San Jose, CA) — The Blues are back on enemy ice tonight as they skate against the Sharks in San Jose. It’s the second stop on a four-game road trip that began with a 3-2 overtime loss at Dallas on Saturday. The Blues have lost eight of their last nine games. They have 75 points, two out of the second wild card in the West.
>>Edmundson Traveling With Blues, Not Expected To Play Tonight
(San Jose, CA) — Defenseman Joel Edmundson is traveling with the Blues on their three-game road trip, but is not expected to play tonight against San Jose. Head coach Mike Yeo [[ Yoh ]] says there’s potential for him to play at some point on this trip. Edmundson has been out since February 8th with a broken right forearm.
>>Blackhawks Host Hurricanes
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks wrap up a two-game homestand against the Hurricanes tonight at the United Center. Chicago is coming off a 2-1 overtime win against the Avalanche on Tuesday. The Blackhawks are last in the Central Division with 66 points, 11 out of the second wild card spot in the West. Carolina is sixth in the Metro with 69 points.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops, Notre Dame rallied to beat Virginia Tech 71-65 in the second round of the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn. The Fighting Irish face fourth-ranked Duke in the quarterfinals tonight. DePaul lost 72-69 to Marquette in the first round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
>>Cubs Bounce Indians
(Goodyear, AZ) — Kyle Schwarber hit his first homer of the spring as the Cubs defeated the Indians 11-6 in Goodyear. Schwarber had two hits and scored three times. Starter Jose Quintana gave up two runs, but just one earned, on three hits over two-and-a-third innings. Chicago continues Cactus League play against the Padres this afternoon in Mesa.
>>White Sox Outslug Reds
(Glendale, AZ) — Yoan Moncada got on base in all four of his at-bats to help the White Sox beat the Reds 14-12 at Camelback Ranch. Moncada had two singles, a double, a walk and scored two runs. Chicago hit four home runs, including the third of Cactus League play from Matt Davidson. The Sox host the Royals in Glendale this afternoon.
>>Cardinals Nip Nationals
(Jupiter, FL) — Francisco Pena singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Cardinals nipped the Nationals 4-3 in Jupiter. Greg Garcia homered for St. Louis. Starter Adam Wainwright struck out four over three-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball. Matt Bowman got the win. The Cards host the Marlins today.
>>Gregerson Sidelined With Oblique Tightness
(Jupiter, FL) — The Cardinals will be without closer Luke Gregerson for a while. He’s expected to miss at least a few days as he deals with tightness in his oblique. The 33-year-old has appeared in just one exhibition game so far this spring. Gregerson signed a two-year, 11-million-dollar contract with the Cards during the offseason.
>>Back With M’s, Ichiro Wants To Play To 50
(Peoria, AZ) — Iconic outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Mariners. The 44-year-old finalized a one-year contract with Seattle worth 750-thousand-dollars. Ichiro has been with the Marlins the last three seasons, but called Seattle home and says he always wanted to wear an M’s uniform again. He also says he want to play until he’s at least 50.
>>Bulls Hold Off Grizzlies
(Chicago, IL) — Lauri Markkanen totaled 22 points and six rebounds to help the Bulls sink the Grizzlies 119-110 at the United Center. Justin Holiday scored 14 points in 17 minutes as he returned to the starting lineup. Robin Lopez was still inactive. Chicago is 22-and-42. Memphis has now lost 15 straight. The Bulls visit the Pistons tomorrow night.
>>Spurs’ Leonard Says He’s Close To Returning
(San Antonio, TX) — Spurs forward Kawhi [[ kuh-WHY ]] Leonard is working his way back form a quadriceps injury and hopes to take the floor at some point this season. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year says he’s close to a return, but isn’t sure when. Leonard has been limited to just nine games this season because of the injury.