>>Rams Acquire CB Talib From Broncos
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Los Angeles Rams are staying busy on the trade market. They acquired cornerback Aqib Talib [[ AH-keeb TAH-leeb ]] from the Broncos on Thursday for a fifth-round pick. It’s the fourth trade for the Rams this offseason after dealing linebacker Alec Ogletree to the Giants, defensive end Robert Quinn to the Dolphins and acquiring Marcus Peters from the Chiefs.
>>Report: Colts To Let WR Moncrief Walk
(Undated) — The Colts appear to be moving on from wide receiver Donte Moncrief. Multiple reports state the Colts don’t plan to re-sign Moncrief, who is a free agent. Since being drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Moncrief has caught 152 passes for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Colts have already announced they won’t re-sign running back Frank Gore.
>>Cardinals Rally Past Marlins
(Jupiter, FL) — Jose Adolis Garcia’s sac-fly in the eighth inning lifted the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Marlins in Jupiter. A two-run homer by Jose Martinez in the seventh tied the game at four for St. Louis. Starter Carlos Martinez fired four innings of one-run ball. Tyler Lyons got the win. The Cards play the Astros tonight in West Palm Beach.
>>Cubs Sink Padres
(Mesa, AZ) — Addison Russell and Javier Baez each had two RBI as the Cubs top the Padres 10-4 in Cactus League play at Sloan Park. Russell went 2-for-2 and is hitting .353 so far this spring. Chicago continues its exhibition slate versus the Angels in Mesa this afternoon.
>>White Sox Split Two
(Undated) — It was a rough day for the White Sox in split squad action yesterday. Chicago was shutout by the Royals 12-0 and lost to the Rangers 5-3. They play the Padres in Peoria today.
>>Bulls At Pistons
(Detroit, MI) — The Bulls open a two-game road trip against the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Chicago has won two-of-three after a nine-point win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday. The Bulls are 22-and-42. Detroit is 29-and-36.
>>Blues Blanked By Sharks
(San Jose, CA) — The Blues gave up a pair of third-period goals and lost 2-0 to the Sharks in San Jose. Jake Allen surrendered one goal on 35 shots, with San Jose clinching the win with an empty-netter. The Blues have lost nine of their last 10 games and are four points out of a wild card spot in the West. They skate in LA tomorrow.
>>Blackhawks Fall To ‘Canes
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks led by a goal twice in the first period, but still lost to the Hurricanes 3-2 at the United Center. Sebastian Aho tallied the game-winner on the power play for Carolina in the third period. Jean-Francois Berube gave up all three scores on 40 shots for Chicago, which failed to win its second straight game. They’re have a home-and-home with the Bruins starting tomorrow afternoon in Boston.
>>Curry Leaves With Sprained Ankle
(Oakland, CA) — Warriors guard Steph Curry played just two minutes last night due to a sprained right ankle. Curry was hurt on a layup attempt in the first quarter and immediately left the game. The two-time MVP has been dealing with various ankle injuries all season on both legs. He had his right ankle surgically repaired in 2012. He’s been ruled out of Golden State’s next two games.
>>Timberwolves Sign G Rose
(Minneapolis, MN) — Guard Derrick Rose is reuniting with former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minneapolis. Rose has agreed to sign with the Timberwolves for the rest of the season. He also joins former Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. Rose hasn’t played since being waived by Utah last month. Thibodeau coached the former NBA MVP on the Bulls from 2010 to 2015.
>>Celtics’ Brown Okay After Bad Fall
(Minneapolis, MN) — Celtics guard Jaylen Brown will be okay after taking a hard fall during Thursday’s win over the Timberwolves. Brown scored on breakaway dunk in the third quarter, but landed on his upper neck and was briefly immobilized. Brown walked off the court on his own, and underwent a CT scan. He tweeted that he had a headache, but is otherwise okay.
>>Pitt Fires HC Stallings
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The University of Pittsburgh is firing head basketball coach Kevin Stallings. The move was expected after the Panthers went 0-and-19 in the ACC this season. In two seasons, Stallings guided Pitt to a record of 24-and-41 overall and 4-and-33 in conference play. Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke says a search for a new coach is starting immediately.