NCAA Basketball Tournaments Start To Take Shape
In men’s college basketball, Mount Saint Mary’s beat Robert Morris 88-71 in the NEC title game championship game to earn an NCAA tourney berth. Milwaukee defeated Wright St. in the Horizon League’s title game to head to the dance. North Dakota St. won against IPFW 60-57 in the Summit League title game to earn an NCAA tournament bid.
In top 25 women’s college basketball, No. 18 Gonzaga beat BYU 71-57 and No. 23 DePaul defeated St. John’s 65-57.
In the NBA, Indiana beat Boston 94-83, Detroit defeated Sacramento 99-89, Oklahoma City bested Houston 106-98, Minnesota topped Milwaukee 112-101, Memphis edged Portland 109-99, it was San Antonio over Chicago 104-96, and Golden State trumped Dallas 108-85.
Over on the ice, Carolina defeated the NY Rangers 3-1, Nashville topped Buffalo 4-1, New Jersey beat Philadelphia 2-1, Phoenix out shot Florida 3-1, Pittsburgh blanketed Washington 2-0, Dallas squeaked by St. Louis in overtime 3-2, Columbus bested Detroit 4-1, it was San Jose over Toronto 6-2, and Edmonton won in a shoot out against Minnesota 4-3.
After a cardiac event in a game against Columbus, Dallas Stars’ forward Rich Peverley is currently undergoing tests to determine the cause of the event.
The NFL free-agency signing period began yesterday, and the Dallas Cowboys made room under the salary cap by releasing DeMarcus Ware. The franchise sack leader was due to make $16 million dollars this season. Cowboys owner and general manager, Jerry Jones, said he will attempt to re-sign Ware, who had a career-low six sacks last season and is recovering from offseason elbow surgery.
UPDATE: Multiple sources have cited reports that the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson have come to an agreement for Jackson to 'oversee' basketball operations for the Knicks.
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