>>Vikings Land QB Cousins
(Eden Prairie, MN) — Quarterback Kirk Cousins is headed to the Twin Cities. Multiple reports say the free-agent quarterback has agreed to a three-year, 84-million-dollar contract with the Minnesota Vikings. The deal is fully guaranteed. It will make Cousins the highest paid QB in the league. He spent the last six seasons with the Washington Redskins.
>>Bears Bolstering Receiving Core
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears are giving Mitchell Trubisky some new weapons for the upcoming season. According to reports, Chicago intends to sign wide receiver Taylor Gabriel to a four-year deal. The speedy wideout has averaged more than 16-yards-per-reception in two of his four NFL seasons. Chicago will also sign tight end Trey Burton to a four-year contract. The Bears also re-signed corner Prince Amukamara.
>>NFL Free Agent Frenzy
(Undated) — Plenty of other big NFL names are changing uniforms. Wideout Sammy Watkins is going to the Chiefs, QB Sam Bradford to the Cardinals, cornerback Trumaine Johnson to the Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to the Packers. Contracts can become official today with the start of the new league year.
>>Cardinals Club Marlins
(Jupiter, FL) — The Cardinals scored 11 times in the first two innings and cruised to an 11-4 win over the host Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Dexter Fowler and Jose Martinez each went 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Yadier Molina and Yairo Munoz had two hits and two RBI each for St. Louis. The Cards play the Astros in West Palm Beach today.
>>Cubs Fall To Padres
(Peoria, AZ) — The Cubs couldn’t hold leads of 4-0 and 5-4 against the Padres in a 7-5 Grapefruit League loss in Peoria. Willson Contreras hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run third inning for Chicago. Starter Mike Montgomery allowed two runs in three and two thirds innings in a no-decision. The Cubs travel to play the Royals today in Surprise.
>>Radford, St. Bonaventure Record First Four Wins
(Dayton, OH) — Radford and St. Bonaventure are advancing to the field of 64 after First Four wins in Dayton last night. Radford beat LIU Brooklyn 71-61 in the opener and St. Bonaventure topped UCLA 65-58 in the nightcap. Two other First Four games tonight feature Texas Southern against North Carolina Central and Syracuse squaring off with Arizona State.
>>Virginia’s Hunter Ruled Out For NCAA Tournament
(Charlottesville, VA) — Top-seeded Virginia will play the NCAA Tournament without freshman guard De’Andre Hunter. He’s been ruled out after breaking his wrist in the ACC Tournament last week. The 6-foot-9 Hunter is expected to be sidelined 10-to-12 weeks. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds as a reserve for the top-ranked Cavaliers this season.
>>Blackhawks At Jets
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — The Blackhawks return to the ice tonight against the Jets to start a two-game road trip. Chicago ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Sunday. The Blackhawks are last in the Central Division with 68 points.
>>Blues Host Avalanche Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues are off tonight. They host the Avalanche tomorrow night at Scottrade Center. St. Louis will try to make it three straight wins after beating Los Angeles and Anaheim in its last two games. The Blues went 2-1-and-1 on their four-game road trip. With 79 points, they are three out of a the second wild card in the West.
>>Clippers Hold Off Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — DeAndre Jordan went off for 29 points and 18 rebounds as the Clippers beat the Bulls 112-106 at the United Center. Bobby Portis posted 19 points and nine boards to pace the Bulls, who have traded wins and losses over their last seven games. Kris Dunn added 18 points and six assists in defeat. Chicago is at the Grizzlies tomorrow night.
>>Mets Reassign Tebow To Minor League Camp
(Port St. Lucie, FL) — The Mets are reassigning outfielder Tim Tebow [[ TEE-boh ]] to minor league camp. The move comes after the 30-year-old former NFL quarterback went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in an exhibition game against the Astros. Tebow, who’s been fighting an ankle sprain, was just 1-for-18 with 11 K’s in seven big league exhibitions this spring.