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Sports Report: UAlbany Coach Will Brown Interviews At Fordham, George Mason

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NCAA:

The New York Post is reporting that UAlbany Men's Basketball Coach Will Brown interviewed for a position as head coach at Fordham University. He interviewed at George Mason on Monday.

Siena women’s basketball team has reached the semifinals of the WBI and will host Mercer tonight at 7 p.m.

Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball, is transferring from UMass at the end of the season. He did not specify which programs he was considering.

NBA:

In the NBA, Sacramento edged Philadelphia 107-106, Dallas bested San Antonio 101-94, Golden State won against Portland 122-108, Milwaukee topped Miami 89-88, Oklahoma City beat the Lakers 127-117, and it was Detroit over Toronto 108-104.

NHL:

Over on the ice, Los Angeles doubled up the Rangers 4-2, Minnesota beat the Islanders in a shootout 2-1, St. Louis skated past Pittsburgh in overtime 2-1, Nashville beat Montreal in overtime 3-2, Vancouver bested Winnipeg 5-2, Tampa Bay topped Florida 4-3, Arizona defeated Detroit in overtime 5-4, and it was Columbus over Anaheim 5-3.

Henrik Lundqvist says he hopes to return to the New York Rangers this weekend. The veteran goalie practiced with the team Tuesday morning for the first time since he was forced from the lineup by a neck injury in February. Lundqvist took the ice and faced all kinds of shots from teammates.

New York coach Alain Vigneault says it would be "a stretch" for Lundqvist to be in the lineup Thursday at Ottawa.

NFL:

NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings today, including extending the number of coaches' challenges and letting them challenge all officiating calls.

The only replay proposal to be approved will allow game officials to use replay for clock issues at the end of a half, game or overtime if more than one second remains.

The New York Jets have signed defensive end Stephen Bowen and offensive tackle Corey Hilliard, adding veteran depth to their lines. The Jets also made the signing of defensive end Kevin Vickerson official yesterday.

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill in their relationship. Peterson's agent says he believes a return to Minnesota this season is not in the "best interest" of the running back. Peterson was suspended by the NFL and missed all but one game last season due to a child abuse case he was involved in. He has not yet been reinstated.

MLB:

Masahiro Tanaka is set to start the Yankees' opener against Toronto on April 6th, which would end CC Sabathia's streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Sabathia's next exhibition start is Saturday, which lines up the 34-year old left-hander to face the Blue Jays on April 8th. Sabathia is coming back from season-ending knee surgery in July.

In baseball spring training, the Yankees beat Detroit 9-8, Miami bested Boston 9-4, Milwaukee shut out Arizona 12-0, Baltimore topped Pittsburgh 9-2, Houston edged the Mets 4-3, Minnesota slid past Toronto 6-5, Philadelphia beat Atlanta 5-3, San Diego bested Seattle 6-4, Cleveland won against San Francisco 9-5, Texas crushed the Angels 15-6, and it was Oakland over the Cubs 14-2.

Golf:

Congress has awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus.

The House and Senate leadership bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on Nicklaus in the Capitol Rotunda in front of members of Congress, family members and golfing great Arnold Palmer.

The 75-year old Nicklaus is the winner of an unprecedented 18 major championships. Speaker John Boehner called him the "gold standard."

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