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Mon April 8, 2013
WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
In the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, we are finally down to the last two teams. Over the weekend Syracuse fell to Michigan 61-56 and Louisville defeated Wichita St. 72-68. The two teams will square off tonight at 9:23 for the title in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the women’s NCAA basketball tournament, there will be an all-Big East title game on Tuesday after Louisville and Connecticut advanced last night. UConn ended Notre Dame's team-record 30-game winning streak whipping the Irish 83-65 and the Cardinals knocked off California 64-57.
In baseball news, CC Sabathia pitched seven scoreless innings lifting the New York Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers yesterday. The Red Sox crushed Toronto 13-0. Third basemen Will Middlebrooks hit three home runs. Elsewhere in the American League, Minnesota beat Baltimore 4-3. Cleveland shut out Tampa Bay 13-0. Oakland outscored Houston 9-3. The White Sox beat Seattle 4-3 and Texas topped the Angels 7-3.
In the National League, the Mets beat Miami 4-3. Cincinnati doubled up Washington 6-3. Atlanta finished ahead of the Cubs 5-1. The Dodgers topped Pittsburgh 6-2. Colorado cruised ahead of San Diego 9-1 and St. Louis beat San Francisco 14-3.
Checking interleague play, Kansas City slid past Philadelphia 9-8.
In the NBA, New York won against Oklahoma City 125-120. Boston edged ahead of Washington 107-96. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 109-95. Memphis beat Sacramento 89-87. Jimmer Fredette scored 13 points. Cleveland topped Orlando 91-85. Detroit outscored Chicago 99-85. Golden State fell to Utah 97-90 and Dallas beat Portland 96-91.
Checking the NHL, Buffalo beat New Jersey 3-2. St. Louis shut out Detroit 1-0. Dallas defeated San Jose 5-4. Minnesota shut out Columbus 3-0. Florida beat Ottawa 2-1. Chicago topped Nashville 5-3 and Washington doubled up Tampa Bay 4-2.
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