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NCAA tournament field announced

It’s Selection Sunday for the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Tournament, following last night’s conference championship games. The top 20 or so teams waited anxiously to hear their names called and to see where they had been seeded ahead of next weekend

49ers unlikely to make more major FA signings

The 49ers still have about $33M in spending money, per GM John Lynch, but as Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle writes, the team is unlikely to use that cash to make any major free agent signings. Lynch said, “We’re not all the way done yet, perha

Ten stories making headlines in NFL free agency

It seems that NFL free agency ended before it really got going. Prior to the official start of the new league year on Wednesday, multiple high-end free agents had already agreed to sign with new teams. Meanwhile, the trade market was more active than we’ve

Frank Vogel’s job in jeopardy in Orlando?

With the Magic wrapping up another lost season, there’s a sense in Orlando that it could be the last one for coach Frank Vogel, writes Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel.Vogel is 50-102 in nearly two full years with the Magic, operating against a backgrou

Hall of Famer Joe Montana advocates cannabis for pain relief, healing

As the NFL and NFLPA move toward potentially removing cannabis as a banned substance in the coming years, yet another high-profile former NFL star — four-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana — has come out in favor of utilizing this

Despite struggles, Ohtani will start in majors

It’s been a brutal spring for young stud Shohei Ohtani. But the Angels appear certain he will begin the season in the majors. In fact, General manager Billy Eppler says as much.“Pitching wise, absent a couple pitches each outing completely getting away fr

Alexander Volkov KOs Fabricio Werdum at UFC London

Fabricio Werdum would enter UFC London’s main event on Saturday night on a two-fight win streak. But Alexander Volkov didn’t let that stop him from knocking Werdum out in the fourth round. Werdum is clearly out on his feet after the combo strike, but Volk

Mets’ Jason Vargas suffers fracture to non-pitching hand

Mets left-hander Jason Vargas suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right hamate bone during his outing Friday, the team announced. It’s unclear how long Vargas will be on the shelf, though Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News estimates two to six w

The Cavs are worried about Tyronn Lue’s health

The Cleveland Cavaliers certainly have problems on the court. But LeBron James and company have other worries as well. For instance, the health of head coach Tyronn Lue. In fact, the ailments are getting more worrisome.“I mean, he’s the captain of the shi

Gentry rips official in loss to Rockets

Alvin Gentry probably doesn’t mind that a fine likely awaits him. But after his Pelicans fell to the Rockets Saturday (107-101), he couldn’t take it anymore. Instead, insisting that Anthony Davis doesn’t get calls.“The thing that bothers me more than

Becky Hammon turns down Colorado State to remain with Spurs

Becky Hammon has turned down a big opportunity in favor of remaining with the San Antonio Spurs.Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde reported on Saturday that Hammon has turned down the Colorado State men’s basketball head coaching job. Instead, Hammon will remain as

NASCAR actually named a race 'Roseanne 300'

Roseanne is making a comeback in more ways than one. With the hit television sitcom set to return next week after more than a two-decade hiatus, people are in anticipation over what it might bring.It also seems like NASCAR is doing everything possible to prom

Coach K honors the great Pat Summitt after passing her on all-time wins list

Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski stands by himself with the most wins in Division 1 basketball history after his Blue Devils defeated Rhode Island in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.With the win, Coach K surpasses

Report: Jets talked to Browns about first pick before moving up to No. 3

The New York Jets now find themselves in prime position to land a franchise quarterback following Saturday’s trade with the Indianapolis Colts. We can debate the merits of New York yielding three second-round picks in a move up from the sixth pick to No. 3

Dan Hurley brushes off talk of other jobs after Rhode Island loss

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley was not going to discuss other jobs in the wake of his team’s NCAA Tournament loss.The Rams lost 87-62 to Duke, ending their season and giving way to a lot of uncertainty about the highly-touted Hurley’s future. Linked to oth

Colts interested in Mike Pouncey

The Colts are among the clubs with interest in free agent center Mike Pouncey, according to Jason La Canfora of (Twitter link). Pouncey hasn’t been wanting for interest since earning his release from the Dolphins earlier this week. In additio

Sister Jean’s bracket has Loyola losing in Sweet Sixteen

Loyola Chicago’s 98-year-old team chaplain has faith in her team — but not too much faith.Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt has become something of a viral sensation after the Ramblers upset Miami in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, which has led to a wh

AL West Notes: Angels' evaluating Ohtani; Vogelbach impressing Mariners

The struggles of Shohei Ohtani this spring have been well-documented already, and while he’s ranked as one of the top prospects in baseball in most publications, scouts have been vocal about some weaknesses in his game. Ohtani would seem to be a significan

Jairus Lyles brushes aside question about DMs

UMBC star Jairus Lyles’s DMs are not open for business.As the leading name on college basketball’s newest Cinderella, Lyles was subjected to a throng of media asking all sorts of questions on Saturday. Perhaps the most unusual was someone asking him if an

Report: Buccaneers sign DE Vinny Curry

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly added some edge pass-rush talent to go with All-Pro Gerald McCoy along the defensive line.According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, Tampa Bay has signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry to a three-year, $2

Marshawn Lynch likely to remain with Raiders, receive roster bonus

Sunday marks a key indicator about Marshawn Lynch’s status with the Oakland Raiders. Based on one report, it looks like Lynch will remain with his hometown team.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Lynch will receive a $1 million roster bonus he was due

Ted Cruz: Unlike the Warriors, his Rockets will visit President Trump at the White House

Not necessarily a native Texan, Senator Ted Cruz has adopted the state as his own. A senator since back in 2013, Cruz has made it known where his sports allegiances stand in the past. And to the surprise of really no one, it’s all about Texas for him.Obviou

Jets offered Kirk Cousins $30 million per year?

A report emerged Friday that the Vikings did not make the best offer for Kirk Cousins, and it was rather easy to speculate which franchise did. And some details on the Jets’ process have emerged.The Jets may well have been the runners-up for Cousins, and th

John Calipari hits out at Buffalo coach for ‘whining’ comment

The coaches in Saturday’s Buffalo-Kentucky second round game have sparked a bit of a miniature rivalry.Kentucky coach John Calipari did not take kindly to Buffalo coach Nate Oats’s accusation that he was “whining” about his team’s relative lack of e

JuJu Smith-Schuster puts Vontaze Burfict on blast over PED defense

In one of the least surprising pieces of news during the NFL offseason, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended once again by the league. Only this time, the suspension comes after Burfict allegedly tested positive for PEDs.In reporting o

Duke player's mother involved in incident with Rhode Island fan during game

The Duke Blue Devils are imposing their will against a lesser Rhode Island team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Duke opened up an early double-digit lead and seems to be coasting along.Though, there appears to be an unfortunate backdrop t

Winners and losers from blockbuster Colts-Jets trade

The NFL world was thrown for a loop early Saturday morning when the Indianapolis Colts announced that they had traded the third overall pick in next month’s draft to the New York Jets. The deal nets Indianapolis the No. 6 selection and three second-round pi

Roy Williams touts undefeated first round record after Virginia loss

The Virginia Cavaliers proved Friday that nothing can ever be taken for granted in the NCAA Tournament. That is, unless you’re Roy Williams coaching in the first round.The North Carolina coach admitted that watching the Cavaliers fall in the first round stu

Report: Isaac Haas wants to play despite fractured elbow

Star Purdue center Isaac Haas was ruled out of the NCAA Tournament after fracturing his elbow in Friday’s win, but he’s refusing to accept that diagnosis.According to CBS’s Allie LaForce, Haas practiced Saturday with a brace on his elbow and is pushing

ESPN says no perfect brackets remain after UMBC upset

UMBC’s win over Virginia was enough to end any chance of anyone putting together a perfect bracket in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge.ESPN said Sunday night that the UMBC upset meant that the first round of the tournament concluded with no perfect brackets in

Devils’ Fitzgerald, Penguins’ Guerin also out of Carolina GM search

New Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon probably did not expect this process to be so hard. After Los Angles Kings Assistant GM Mike Futa joined Nashville Predators Assistant GM Paul Fenton in dropping out of the running to be the next Hurricanes GM early ye

UCF uses UMBC upset to stump for expanded playoff

UMBC’s upset win over Virginia gave hope to underdogs everywhere, including one who still feels like they didn’t get their fair shot at the would-be champions.UCF, who went undefeated in college football but were left out of the four-team playoff, used th

Mathieu declined more money to sign with Texans

Here’s a brief recap of the Tyrann Mathieu saga. Cardinals ask Mathieu to take a pay cut, he refuses. Cardinals release Mathieu. Mathieu signs with Texans. That last part comes with a catch, however. As it turns out, the Cardinals did have an offer on the t

Cowboys to release Orlando Scandrick

Orlando Scandrick has been granted his request. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports (via Twitter) that the Cowboys will release the cornerback. Earlier this week, Scandrick had requested his release from Dallas. Scandrick was scheduled to carry a $5.28M cap hi

Jets trade four draft picks to Colts, move up to no. 3

Call it desperation or call it Plan B, but the New York Jets are moving up in the draft. Prior to this trade, the Colts had just seven draft picks to use on the 2018 class. Now they have nine, and it’s difficult not to love their move here. For the Jets, th

Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Danny Woodhead is going home.On Friday, the nine-year pro would announce his retirement from the NFL via Instagram.“10 years! Wow, God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! It’s been a wild ride and feel so blessed He allowed me t

Documentary: Aaron Hernandez struggled with gay secret

A documentary alleges that Aaron Hernandez was gay and struggled with the secret about his sexuality.According to TMZ Sports, Oxygen has a documentary set to air this weekend called “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered” that explores the late former NFL player’s

Little Caesar’s to give away free lunch due to UMBC’s win over UVA

Little Caesar’s is giving the public a chance to eat lunch on the house, and UMBC deserves all the credit for it.The pizza chain previously announced a promotion it was running, which entailed Little Caesar’s giving away a free lunch combo on April 2 (th

Jazz GM ‘disappointed’ over lack of protection from refs

Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey was none too pleased about the lack of calls by the referees on Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss on Thursday.Tempers flared during third quarter of the game between the Jazz and Phoenix Suns. After Utah inbounded the b
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