MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS

It’s getaway day, meaning nearly a full slate of baseball goodness. There’s 15 games on the schedule, including the resolution of Tuesday’s Yankees-Nationals game and nine others of the day variety. Keep it here for the latest news, notes, and scores. By R.J. Anderson The Yankees are in Washington for a two-game series. Bryce Harper is … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS

HOUSTON COUGARS & KENTUCKY WILDCATS ADVANCE-VILLANOVA ROLLS

Rob Gray puts Houston on the map taking over the game with 39 points and leading the Cougars to a 67-65 win over San Diego State.  Scott Polacek of the Bleacher Report writes Tom Crean is returning to the sidelines as the new head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, the school announced. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported the former Marquette … Read moreHOUSTON COUGARS & KENTUCKY WILDCATS ADVANCE-VILLANOVA ROLLS

RAMBLERS OF LOYOLA CHICAGO SURVIVE AND ADVANCE-DUKE ROLLS

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers put the madness into March on Thursday afternoon in a first round stunner, knocking off No. 6 seed Miami 64-62 with a 3-pointer in the final second from Donte Ingram writes Kyle Boone of CBSSports. Not only did 35.6 percent of brackets pick this upset, but more brackets picked No. 11 Loyola-Chicago (9.5 percent) to make … Read moreRAMBLERS OF LOYOLA CHICAGO SURVIVE AND ADVANCE-DUKE ROLLS

NCAA MARCH MADNESS IS ALMOST HERE

NCAA guide to track the March Madness automatic bids. While 36 of the 68 teams that will make the tournament field are in the hands of the committee, 32 will learn their fates by clinching an automatic bid in the conference tournaments. The Michigan Wolverines stormed out of the Big Tournament championship game with a 75-66 … Read moreNCAA MARCH MADNESS IS ALMOST HERE

DIAMONDBACKS SEND DRURY TO YANKEES

The Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Steven Souza from the Rays as part of the three-way trade that also involves the Yankees. As well, infielder Brandon Drury is headed from Arizona to the Yankees, and the D-Backs send reliever Anthony Banda to Tampa. The Yankees will also be sending prospects Nick Solak and Taylor Widener to the Rays and Diamondbacks, respectively. Here’s how it breaks down: Diamondbacks get: OF Steven Souza, … Read moreDIAMONDBACKS SEND DRURY TO YANKEES

AL EAST SPRING TRAINING NEWS

American League East News Rob Bradford writes about the Craig Kimbrel Conundrum. Kimbrel walked into spring training Saturday giving a great bulletin board quote, “It’s a pretty stat but at the end of the day it’s about winning and losing games.” Christopher Smith writes the Red Sox inked Eduardo Nunez to a two-year contract today with an … Read moreAL EAST SPRING TRAINING NEWS