>>Raiders’ Move To Vegas Approved
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Raiders are moving to “Sin City.” NFL owners have approved the team’s plan to relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas. The Raiders plan on staying in Oakland for the next two seasons while construction on a new stadium in Vegas is completed.
>>Colts’ Irsay: We’re Willing To Trade Down In Draft
(Indianapolis, IN) — Colts owner Jim Irsay is open to trading down in the 2017 NFL Draft. Irsay told the “Indianapolis Star” yesterday at the league meetings in Phoenix that the team hopes to accumulate as many draft picks as they can and that the team wouldn’t hesitate to move down to get more picks. The Colts hold the 15th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
>>Kraft: Brady Willing To Play Several More Years
(Phoenix, AZ) — If Tom Brady has his way he won’t be retiring any time soon. While speaking at the league meetings, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Brady is willing to play six to seven more years. Brady, who is entering his 18th season with the Pats, turns 40 on August 3rd.
>>Schwartz Leads Blues Past Coyotes
(St. Louis, MO) — Jaden Schwartz lit the lamp twice as the Blues beat the Coyotes 4-1 at Scottrade Center. Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis, which still holds the second wild card in the West with 88 points. The Blues rematch with the Coyotes tomorrow in Arizona.
>>Lightning Rally Past Blackhawks
(Tampa, FL) — The Blackhawks blew a 4-1 lead in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning in Tampa. Artemi Panarin, Patrick Kane, Tomas Jurco and Richard Panik had the goals for Chicago, which has allowed a total of 12 goals in back-to-back losses. The ‘Hawks visit the Penguins tomorrow.
>>Cactus League Roundup
(Undated) — In Cactus League play yesterday, the Indians edged the Cubs, 4-3. Willson Contreras hit a pair of solo homers in the loss. The White Sox downed the Dodgers, 5-2. Melky Cabrera, Carlos Sanchez and Todd Frazier all homered in the win. Today, the Cubs face the Giants and Sox take on the Royals.
>>Cardinals Edge Astros
(West Palm Beach, FL) — Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez singled in the go-ahead run in the second inning and the Cardinals held on to edge the Astros 3-2 in West Palm Beach. Kolten Wong and Matt Adams also drove in runs, while Martinez went five innings for the win. The Cards visit the Mets today.
>>Cards Reportedly Making Progress On Molina Contract
(Jupiter, FL) — With the clock ticking towards Yadier Molina’s self-imposed deadline, there may be movement with the Cardinals on a new contract. MLB Network reports the two sides are making progress and may be getting closer to a deal. Molina says he won’t talk contract after Sunday’s season opener.
>>Westbrook, Thunder Rally Past Mavs
(Dallas, TX) — Russell Westbrook’s jumper with seven seconds left lifted the Thunder to a 92-91 win over the Mavericks. Westbrook posted his 37th triple-double of the season with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. OKC closed the game on a 14-0 run.
>>Celtics Take Over Top Spot In The East
(San Antonio, TX) — There’s a new leader in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The Celtics took over the top spot when the Cavaliers were crushed by the Spurs 103-74 last night. Boston now has a half-game lead on Cleveland for first in the East. Each team has less than 10 games left in the regular season.
>>UConn Women Advance To Final Four
(Bridgeport, CT) — The UConn women’s basketball team is going back to the Final Four. The Huskies secured a spot with a 90-52 win over Oregon in the Bridgeport Regional final. UConn extended its NCAA-record winning streak to 111 games. Head coach Geno Auriemma also broke Pat Summit’s record with his 113th NCAA Tournament victory.