>>Final Four Is Set
(Undated) — March Madness is winding down with the Final Four now being set. Top Seeds Villanova and Kansas will square off on Saturday. The Wildcats advanced by defeating Texas Tech, while the Jayhawks topped Duke in the Elite Eight yesterday. Third-seeded Michigan faces Cinderella Loyola-Chicago in the other regional semifinal. The Ramblers are an 11-seed.
>>Jets Pull Offer To Suh
(Orlando, FL) — The Jets have had a change of heart regarding their interest in defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Team CEO Christopher Johnson told reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando that New York has pulled its offer from Suh. It was reported the Jets had offered the former division rival the most money. Johnson said it was a mutual decision between he and general manager MIke Maccagnan.
>>Giants Owner Speaks About Beckham Junior’s Future
(Orlando, FL) — Giants co-owner John Mara isn’t hiding his displeasure with star wide receiver Odell Beckham Junior. Mara spoke with reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando and didn’t rule out the idea of trading or not extending Beckham’s contract. He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal. The former LSU star found himself in trouble once again during the offseason due to a social media video that went viral earlier in March. It showed Beckham holding what looks like a brown cigar and a white powdery substance lined up in the room with a woman.
>>Blues Host Sharks Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues are at home tomorrow when they host the San Jose Sharks. Vladimir Tarasenko returned to the lineup Friday and scored a goal in Saturday’s win over Columbus. The Blues are riding a five-game win streak and currently hold the final Wild Card slot in West.
>>Blackhawks Host Sharks
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks host the Sharks tonight at the United Center. Chicago ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday. The Blackhawks have six games left in the regular season. They’re last in the Central Division.
>>Cubs Top Royals
(Surprise, AZ) — The Cubs ended Cactus League play yesterday with a 5-3 win over the Royals in Surprise. Kyle Hendricks tossed four shutout innings. Chicago has two exhibition games left before the regular season begins. They play the Red Sox tonight and tomorrow in Florida. Opening Day is Thursday against the Marlins.
>>White Sox Crush Brewers
(Glendale, AZ) — Eddy Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored as the White Sox closed out Cactus League play by crushing the Brewers 16-1. Chicago plays its final exhibition game versus the Charlotte Knights in Charlotte tonight. Opening day for the Sox is Thursday at the Royals.
>>Nationals Top Cardinals
(West Palm Beach, FL) — Jordan Hicks tossed four shutout innings, but the Nationals topped the Cardinals 4-2 in West Palm Beach. Reliever John Brebbia was charged with the loss. Marcell Ozuna had an RBI-double in the loss.
>>Cardinals Visit Blue Jays, Opening Day Thursday
(Toronto, Ontario) — The Cardinals are in Toronto for a two-game exhibition series with the Blue Jays. St. Louis plays them tonight and tomorrow, and those games will close the spring for the Cards. First pitch is at 6:07 p.m. Opening Day is Thursday on the road versus the New York Mets.
>>Rockets Crush Hawks For 60th Win
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets won their 60th game in a 118-99 crushing of the Hawks in Houston. James Harden put together an 18-point, 15-assist and 10-rebound triple-double. Eric Gordon tallied 22, while Gerald Green hit five threes on his way to a team-high 25 points off the bench. Chris Paul sat out with hamstring soreness. Houston is now five-and-a-half games ahead of the Warriors for the top seed in the Western Conference.
>Bulls At Rockets Tomorrow
(Houston, TX) — The Bulls make the second stop on their four-game road trip tomorrow night against the Rockets. Chicago has lost five in-a-row after a 117-95 loss to the Pistons on Saturday. The Bulls are 24-and-49, giving them the eighth-worst record in the NBA. Houston is 60-and-14.
>>Warriors’ Kerr: Curry To Miss First Round Of Playoffs
(Oakland, CA) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry is out for the first round of the playoffs. Golden State head coach Steve Kerr confirmed the news yesterday. Curry returned Friday after a six-game absence and dropped 29 points in 25 minutes before leaving with a sprained MCL. The team plans to re-evaluate him in three weeks.