>>Xavier Storms Back To Stun Arizona
(San Jose, CA) — Xavier’s Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament continues. The 11th-seeded Musketeers overcame an eight-point deficit in the final 3:45 and pulled out a stunning 73-71 win over second-seeded Arizona. Xavier meets top-seeded Gonzaga in the West Regional finals tomorrow.
>>Oregon, Kansas Advance To Elite Eight
(Undated) — Oregon and Kansas are moving on to the Elite Eight. Third-seeded Oregon escaped with a 69-68 win over Michigan in the first Midwest Region semifinal. Top-seeded Kansas pounded Purdue, 98-66, in the other semi. The Ducks and Jayhawks hook up tomorrow.
>>Georgetown Parting Ways With John Thompson The Third
(Washington, DC) — Georgetown is looking for a new men’s basketball coach. The Hoyas announced they are parting ways with John Thompson the Third after 13 seasons. The Hoyas have missed the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four years.
>>Blackhawks Slip Past Stars In Shootout
(Chicago, IL) — Artemi Panarin scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Blackhawks slipped past the Stars 3-2. Patrick Kane tallied in the shootout and in regulation for Chicago, which is eight points ahead of Minnesota for first in the West. The ‘Hawks visit the Panthers tomorrow.
>>Blues Cruise Past Canucks
(St. Louis, MO) — Magnus Paajarvi scored two goals to help lead the Blues past the Canucks, 4-1, in St. Louis. Alex Pietrangelo and Kyle Brodziak also lit the lamp for the Blues are third in the Central Division with 85 points. They host Calgary tomorrow.
>>FBI Boston Returns Brady Jerseys To Foxboro
(Foxboro, MA) — Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys are safely back in Foxboro. Representatives from the FBI’s Boston Bureau visited Gillette Stadium to return his Super Bowl 51 and Super Bowl 49 jerseys. They were recently recovered in Mexico after allegedly being stolen by an international member of the media.
>>Bears Reportedly Sign Sanchez
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are bringing in a veteran quarterback. Multiple reports say the Bears and signal-caller Mark Sanchez have agreed to a one-year deal. Sanchez would serve as a backup to Mike Glennon, who was signed earlier this offseason.
>>Cardinals Top Marlins Behind Wisdom
(Jupiter, FL) — Patrick Wisdom singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Cardinals went on to beat the Marlins 5-3 in Jupiter. Kolten Wong had a two-run triple and starting pitcher Adam Wainwright singled in a run for St. Louis. The Cardinals take on the Nationals today in West Palm Beach.
>>Cactus League Roundup
(Undated) — In Cactus League play yesterday, the Cubs played to a 5-5 tie with the Diamondbacks. Chicago’s Jake Arrieta hit a solo homer off Zack Greinke. The White Sox topped the Reds, 4-2. Jose Quintana tossed seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball. Today, the Cubs face the Indians and the Sox meet the A’s.
>>”Fortune” Magazine Proclaims Cubs’ Epstein World’s Greatest Leader
(Undated) — “Fortune” magazine is proclaiming Cubs executive Theo Epstein as the World’s Greatest Leader. The publication released its annual list yesterday. The Cubs president of baseball operations is followed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Pope Francis, Melinda Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
>>Monster Series Heads To Fontana
(Fontana, CA) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Fontana for the Auto Club 400. Qualifying takes place tomorrow at 12:30, with the 200-lap, 400-mile race to follow on Sunday afternoon. Martin Truex Jr. heads into the weekend atop the Cup standings.