>>NCAA Tournament Field Set
(Undated) — The 68-team field for the NCAA Tournament is set. Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier are the number-one seeds in the Big Dance. Notre Dame, Louisville, Oklahoma State and USC highlight the teams that just missed out on a bid. The First Four tips off in Dayton, Ohio tomorrow.
>>Arrieta Heading To Phillies
(Chicago, IL) — Jake Arrieta’s time with the Cubs is coming to an end. Multiple outlets report Arrieta will sign a three-year deal worth 75-million-dollars. The 32-year-old went 14-and-10 with a 3.53 ERA last season in Chicago. Arrieta went 68-and-31 with a 2.73 ERA across parts of five seasons with the Cubs. He won the Cy Young in 2015.
>>A’s Sink Cubs
(Mesa, AZ) — Yu Darvish gave up two runs on four hits in three-and-one-third innings as the Cubs lost to the A’s 7-2 in Cactus League action. Darvish did strike out five batters. Kyle Schwarber and Chris Gimenez each hit solo shots. Chicago is off today then continues spring play with split-squad action against the Padres and Giants tomorrow.
>>White Sox Top D’backs
(Glendale, AZ) — The bats the White Sox need to shine did in their 6-5 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch. Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu all left the yard in the win. Rodrigo Lopez pitched into the fifth inning, allowing zero runs on three hits. Chicago plays the Mariners tonight in Peoria.
>>Cardinals Clip Nationals On DeJong Homer
(West Palm Beach, FL) — Paul DeJong’s [[ deh-YOUNG’S ]] solo homer in the eighth inning lifted the Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Nationals in West Palm Beach. Jose Martinez hit a two-run shot for St. Louis, while starter Luke Weaver struck out four over four no-hit innings. The Cardinals will play the Marlins tomorrow.
>>Lynn Agrees To One-Year Deal With Twins
(Fort Myers, FL) — Former Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is catching on with the Twins. Multiple reports say he agreed to a one-year, 12-million-dollar deal with the Twins over the weekend. The 30-year-old went 11-and-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts with St. Louis last season. Lynn spent six seasons in all with the Redbirds.
>>Bulls Hold Off Hawks
(Atlanta, GA) — The Bulls fought off a late rally from the Hawks to win 129-122 in Atlanta. Zach LaVine nailed four late free throws to close the game and finished with 21 points for Chicago. Bobby Portis added 21 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in the win. The Bulls trailed by 14 after the first quarter but eventually took control for their eighth road win. They host the Clippers tomorrow night.
>>Blackhawks Edge Bruins Late
(Chicago, IL) — Patrick Kane scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 3:16 left in the third period as the Blackhawks went on to beat the Bruins 3-1 at the United Center. Brent Seabrook lit the lamp with 1:05 to give Chicago a two-goal lead. Artem Anisimov [[ ARE-tem uh-NEE-see-mahv ]] opened the scoring in first period for the Blackhawks, who bounced back from Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the B’s in Boston. They’re at the Jets on Thursday.
>>Blues At Ducks Tonight
(Anaheim, CA) — The Blues wrap up their swing through California tonight against the Ducks in Anaheim. It’s the fourth straight road game for St. Louis, which lost at Dallas and San Jose before beating LA 7-2 on Saturday. The Blues had lost nine of 10 before beating the Kings. They are just three points out of wild card spot.
>>Tiger Falls Just Short At Valspar Championship
(Palm Harbor, FL) — Tiger Woods fell just short of winning the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook, missing a birdie attempt on the 18th hole that would of forced a playoff. Woods carded a one-under par to finish at minus-nine for the tournament. Paul Casey fired a six-under 65 in Sunday’s final round to win the tournament at minus-10.
>>CB Sherman Signs with 49ers
(Santa Clara, CA) — Richard Sherman is staying in the NFC West. The Pro Bowl cornerback has agreed to a three-year, 39-million-dollar deal with the San Francisco 49ers, after being released by the Seahawks over the weekend. Sherman is now guaranteed to face his former team twice a year, and returns to the Bay Area after spending his college career at Stanford.
>>Harvick Continues Hot Streak In Phoenix
(Avondale, AZ) — For the third straight week, Kevin Harvick is the winner of the NASCAR Monster Energy Series race. Harvick took the checkered flag to win the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. He edged out Kyle Busch on the final lap to secure the victory. Harvick also won last weekend in Las Vegas and two weeks ago in Atlanta.