Sports Report: Kentucky Brings Undefeated Record Into The Elite Eight
In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Kentucky bested West Virginia 78-39, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 78-65, Wisconsin beat North Carolina 79-72, and it was Arizona over Xavier 68-60.
Women’s NCAA basketball is coming to Albany. UConn will take on Texas tomorrow at noon in the Times Union Center. Right after, Louisville goes up against Dayton at 2:30 p.m.
UAlbany men’s basketball coach Will Brown tells Newschannel 13 there is a 75 percent possibility that he stays on as head coach with the Great Danes. He met with Fordham and George Mason earlier in the week.
Iona men’s basketball coach Tim Cluess (cloozs) has received a contract extension from the college through the 2019-20 season.
Over on the ice, the Rangers bested Ottawa 5-1 to become the first team in the league to clinch a playoff spot, Anaheim beat Boston in overtime 3-2, Arizona topped Buffalo in overtime 4-3, Los Angeles won against the Islanders 3-2, Washington defeated New Jersey 3-2, Carolina bested Pittsburgh 5-2, Florida beat Toronto 4-1, Nashville edged Tampa Bay 3-2, San Jose topped Detroit 6-4, Winnipeg defeated Montreal 5-2, and it was Colorado over Vancouver 4-1.
In the NBA, Milwaukee beat Indiana 111-107.
In baseball spring training, Tampa Bay slid past the Yankees 6-5, Boston beat Minnesota 5-4 in 10 innings, the Mets bested Washington 8-3, and Atlanta beat Pittsburgh 7-5. Detroit beat Baltimore 6-4, Miami won against St. Louis 5-3, Cincinnati crushed Cleveland 13-2, Kansas City blanked Seattle 3-0, the Dodgers beat the White Sox 9-6, Milwaukee crumpled Seattle 15-1, San Diego tied Arizona 3-3 in 10 innings, the Angels doubled up the Cubs 8-4, Texas doubled up Colorado 6-3, and it was Oakland over San Francisco 6-4.
On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State.
The San Francisco 49ers have waived offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who was acquired last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013 after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying. An NFL investigation determined Incognito and two other Dolphins offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin.
Martin started seven games at right tackle last season in place of injured Anthony Davis, allowing seven sacks.
In other NFL moves:
Pittsburgh has re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. The 28-year-old served primarily on special teams for the Steelers in 2014 after coming over from Indianapolis.
Miami defensive lineman Derrick Shelby has signed his restricted tender offer and will make $2.4 million this year. Shelby provides depth in a front four upgraded with the recent signing of tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo). Shelby saw significant playing time off the bench last year at both tackle and end and had 21 tackles and three sacks.
The Bengals brought back defensive tackle Pat Sims, signing him as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland. Sims was Cincinnati's third-round pick in 2008 and spent five seasons with the Bengals before leaving as a free agent. He spent the last two seasons with the Raiders, playing in 32 games with a total of 85 tackles.