>>MLB Opening Day
(Undated) — Opening Day is here for Major League Baseball. Giancarlo [[ zjon-CAR-lo ]] Stanton makes his Yankees’ debut this afternoon as New York plays the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Astros begin defense of their World Series title against the Rangers in Arlington. The Reds-Nationals opener in Cincinnati has already been pushed back to tomorrow due to weather.
>>Cardinals Open Season At Mets Today
(Flushing, NY) — It’s Opening Day in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals begin the season in the Big Apple as they battle the Mets in the first of a three-game series at Citi Field. Carlos Martinez is scheduled to be on the hill for St. Louis, while New York sends Noah Syndergaard to the mound. First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m.
>>Busch Stadium Terrace
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals’ home opener isn’t for another week, but fans will notice a new terrace area at Busch Stadium. Several upper deck sections in the right field corner have been converted into an open area with casual seating. The Terrace bar will sell draft beer for five bucks from the time gates open until first pitch.
>>White Sox At Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — Opening Day for the White Sox is here. Chicago begins a three-game series against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium early this evening. James Shields toes the rubber for the Sox. Kansas City counters with Danny Duffy.
>>Cubs At Marlins Today
(Miami, FL) — The Cubs are also on the road to begin the regular season. Chicago kicks off a 10-game, three-city road trip with the first of a four-game series this afternoon against the Marlins in Miami. Jon Lester will start for the Cubs, while the Fish send Jose Urena [[ oo-RAY-nuh ]] to the bump. First pitch is set for 12:30 p.m.
>>Blackhawks Host Jets
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks play their second-to-last home game of the season tonight against the Jets at the United Center. Chicago has lost six-of-seven and has been eliminated from playoff contention. They start a two-game road trip on Friday versus the Avs.
>>Blues Visit Golden Knights Tomorrow
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Blues are back on the ice tomorrow in Sin City. They go up against the Golden Knights in Vegas. St. Louis will also skate at Arizona on Saturday before returning home. The Blues have won six in-a-row, including four in overtime. They hold the top wild card in the West with 91 points and six games to play.
>>Final Four Teams Arrive In San Antonio
(San Antonio, TX) — All four teams are in San Antonio for this weekend’s Final Four. They arrived yesterday. The action tips off Saturday when third-seeded Michigan takes on 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago at the Alamodome. The nightcap is a battle of top seeds with Villanova squaring off against Kansas. The winners meet in the national championship Game on Monday.
>>Towns Sets T’wolves Franchise Record
(Minneapolis, MN) — Karl-Anthony Towns did all the heavy lifting for the Timberwolves in a 126-114 win over the Hawks in Minneapolis. Towns set a franchise-record and personal best with 56 points on 19-of-32 shooting. He added 15 rebounds, four assists and six threes. Minnesota is seventh in the Western Conference at 43-and-33, a half-game ahead of Utah.
>>Cavs’ James Ties Jordan For Another Record
(Charlotte, NC) — LeBron James went off for 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to carry the Cavaliers to a 118-105 win against the Hornets in Charlotte. James tied Michael Jordan for the most consecutive games in double-figure scoring with 866. Cleveland remains third in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of Philadelphia and one game up on Indiana.
>>Bulls At Heat
(Miami, FL) — The Bulls make the third stop on their four-game road trip tonight versus the Heat. Chicago has lost the first two of the stretch giving them six straight defeats. The Bulls are 24-and-50, good for the eighth-worst record in the NBA. Miami is 40-and-35.
>>Report: Giants Want Two First-Round Picks For “OBJ”
(Orlando, FL) — Trade rumors surrounding Giants star Odell Beckham Junior persist. According to ESPN, New York wants at least two first-round draft picks for the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. Giants ownership and the front office have sent mixed signals at the NFL meetings this week in Orlando about whether they’re willing to deal the talented 25-year-old.