>>Villanova Beats Michigan For National Championship
(San Antonio, TX) — The Villanova Wildcats are the champions of men’s college basketball after beating Michigan 79-62 in yesterday’s title game in San Antonio. Villanova secured its second national title in three seasons and its third overall. Donte DiVincenzo poured in a game-high 31 points for the top-seeded Wildcats, who finish their season 36-and-4. Mikal Bridges added 19 points in the win. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had 23 points to pace the Wolverines, who were just 3-of-23 from behind the arc. Mo Wagner added 16 points for U-of-M, which finished 33-and-8.
>>Reds Blank Cubs
(Cincinnati, OH) — Tyler Mahle and three relievers combined to help the Reds shut out the Cubs 1-0 at Great American Ball Park in the opener of a two-game series. Chicago was held to two hits, one from Ian Happ and the other off the bat of Javier Baez. Tyler Chatwood was tagged with the tough-luck loss for the Cubs, who are 2-and-3.
>>Cubs At Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cubs close out a two-game series with the Reds at Great American Ball Park tonight. Jon Lester makes his second start of the season for Chicago. Cincinnati counters with Cody Reed. The Cubbies start a four-game set at the Brewers on Thursday before their home opener against the Pirates on Monday.
>>Blue Jays Double Up White Sox
(Toronto, Ontario) — Russell Martin drilled a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Blue Jays went on to beat the White Sox 4-2 in Toronto. Welington Castillo hit a pair of solo shots for Chicago, which outhit Toronto six-to-four in defeat. Danny Farquhar took the loss. Starter Reynaldo Lopez allowed two hits and one run in six innings.
>>White Sox At Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) — The White Sox and Blue Jays play the second of three games in Toronto tonight. Chicago sends Miguel Gonzalez to the mound opposite the Jays’ J.A. Happ. The series wraps up tomorrow. The Sox play their home opener Thursday against the Tigers.
>>Cardinals Double Up Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas homered for his first major league hit and the Cardinals went on to beat the Brewers 8-4 in Milwaukee. Paul DeJong went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, his third of the season. Mikolas gave up three homers in five-and-two-thirds but still earned the win.
>>Cards Clash With Brewers Again Tonight
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Cardinals and Brewers play the second of their three-game series tonight at Miller Park. Jake Flaherty gets the start for St. Louis, while Milwaukee sends Chase Anderson to the mound. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m. They also play tomorrow before the Cards’ home opener Thursday against Arizona.
>>Blues Drop Third Straight To Caps
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues gave up three consecutive goals early in the second period and lost 4-2 to the Capitals at Scottrade Center. Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored for St. Louis, which has lost three straight. The Blues are one point out of a wild-card spot with three to play. They host Chicago tomorrow.
>>Blackhawks At Blues Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — There are only three games left in the season for the Blackhawks. Chicago begins a home-and-home against the Blues in St. Louis tomorrow. The Blackhawks are coming off a 5-0 loss to the Avalanche on Friday. They are last in the Central with 74 points and have already been eliminated from playoff contention.
>>Bulls Host Hornets
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls have five games left in their season, starting with the Hornets tonight at the United Center. The Bulls have won two straight to improve to 26-and-51. They’re 12th in the Eastern Conference, one game behind the Knicks and one game ahead of the Nets. Charlotte has lost three straight and comes in at 34-and-44.