>>Cardinals, Wainwright Roughed Up By Nationals
(Viera, FL) — Adam Wainwright allowed four runs in less than five innings as the Cardinals lost to the Nationals 8-2 in Viera. Tommy Pham doubled home both St. Louis runs in the first inning. Max Scherzer struck out nine Cardinals in five innings. The Cards play the Mets in Port St. Lucie today.
>>Cubs Outslug Giants
(Scottsdale, AZ) — The Cubs outslugged the Giants, 16-14, in Cactus League play. Jake Arrieta left his start in the first inning with a blister. The exit was precautionary. Kris Bryant plated three runs in the victory. The Cubs battle the Brewers this afternoon.
>>Angels Edge White Sox
(Glendale, AZ) — The Angels edged the White Sox, 6-5, in Cactus League play. Chris Sale tossed five scoreless innings before giving up homers to Mike Trout and C.J. Cron in the sixth. The Sox face the Mariners this afternoon.
>>Knicks Sweep Home-And-Home With Bulls
(New York, NY) — The Knicks completed a home-and-home sweep of the Bulls with a 106-94 win in New York. Derrick Rose scored 30 points for Chicago, which is now a game-and-a-half behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot in the East. The Bulls stay on the road to face the Magic tomorrow.
>>United Center Hosts Regional Semifinals
(Chicago, IL) — There’s a Sweet 16 doubleheader tonight at the United Center. First, Midwest top-seed Virginia will square off fourth-seeded Iowa State. Ten-seed Syracuse faces 11th-seeded Gonzaga in the nightcap. The winners will meet in the regional final on Saturday.
>>Irish Face Badgers
(Philadelphia, PA) — Notre Dame does battle with Wisconsin in the semifinals of the East Regional tonight in Philadelphia. The sixth-seeded Irish are seeking their second straight appearance in the Elite Eight. The seventh-seeded Badgers advanced all the way to the title game last year.
>>Blackhawks Battle Flames Tomorrow
(Calgary, Alberta) — The Blackhawks open a three-game road trip tomorrow against the Flames. Chicago will also face Vancouver and Minnesota on the trek. The ‘Hawks have dropped seven of their last nine games.
>>Blues Host Canucks Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues battle the Canucks on Scottrade Center ice tonight. St. Louis is looking to extend a two-game winning streak after winning Saturday at Vancouver and Tuesday at San Jose. The Blues are second in the Central Division with 95 points, two behind first-place Dallas.
>>SLU Coaching Search Continues
(St. Louis, MO) — Saint Louis University’s search for a new basketball coach is ongoing. Former Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford interviewed this week and the “Post-Dispatch” reports Florida Gulf Coast’s Joe Dooley was also in St. Louis this week. SLU also remains interested in Valpo’s Bryce Drew.
>>Rams Close Up Shop In St. Louis
(Earth City, MO) — All is quiet at Rams Park. The Rams are closing up shop in St. Louis for good this week, as they move the last of their football operations to Southern California. After 21 years in St. Louis, the Rams are relocating to Los Angeles. Their new stadium is set to open in Inglewood in 2019.