News archive from 17 March 2014

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MIAMI -- Ray Allen scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter on a milestone day for the veteran, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 113-104 on Sunday to snap their worst skid in three years....

 

Theo Epstein says morale 'fantastic' inside Cubs

LAS VEGAS - When Cubs President Theo Epstein revealed his game plan upon arriving at Wrigley Field in the fall of 2011, the consensus view was: It's about time. But after back-to-back seasons of misery, a lack of offseason spending and the over-under...

 

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland

Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. Jeff Francoeur added a pair of RBI and starter Justin Masterson scattered two hits...

 
UMass earns No. 6 seed, to face Iowa or Tennessee

UMass earns No. 6 seed, to face Iowa or Tennessee

AMHERST, Mass. -- UMass will be a No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA tournament and play either Iowa or Tennessee in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday. The Hawkeyes and Volunteers, both seeded 11th, will meet in Dayton in a First Four matchup on...

 
NCAA Tournament: Manhattan draws Louisville as coach Steve Masiello must face mentor in Rick Pitino 

NCAA Tournament: Manhattan draws Louisville as coach Steve Masiello must face mentor in Rick Pitino 

Manhattan College head coach Steve Masiello was in shock Sunday evening in Café 1853 on the Riverdale campus when he saw Louisville pop up on the television as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament's Midwest Region. Moments later, when his MAAC champion...

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Rusin strong as Cubs top Mets 6-3

Rusin strong as Cubs top Mets 6-3

LAS VEGAS -- Chris Rusin threw four scoreless innings, while Donnie Murphy, Daniel Vogelbach, and Arismendy Alcantara each homered to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Rusin (2-2), who started for the fourth time...

 
Virginia earns No. 1 seed in the East Region

Virginia earns No. 1 seed in the East Region

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Sparked by its Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship, Virginia is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament's East Region. The Cavaliers (28-6) will face No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina (21-12) on Friday in Raleigh, N.C. in the...

 
Top-ranked Florida headlines NCAA's South Region

Top-ranked Florida headlines NCAA's South Region

Florida's path to the Final Four is filled with college basketball blue bloods. The Gators earned the tournament's overall No. 1 seed after beating Kentucky 61-60 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Sunday. Coach Billy Donovan's team,...

 
North Korea fires 18 short-range rockets in test off coast

North Korea fires 18 short-range rockets in test off coast

Noeth Korea fired 18 short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Sunday, South Korean officials said, showing defiance amid ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills. Such short-range rocket tests are usually considered routine, as opposed to...

 

Mike Krzyzewski's idea of building around Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood became reality

GREENSBORO After Duke beat N.C. State in the ACC tournament, Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood all sat in a row, fielding questions from the media. Midway through, Krzyzewski was asked if, since Parker has commanded such...

 
No. 5 Cincinnati, No. 12 Harvard meet in 2nd round

No. 5 Cincinnati, No. 12 Harvard meet in 2nd round

SPOKANE, Wash. -- No. 5 Cincinnati opens NCAA tournament play in the East Region against No. 12 Harvard, which will make its third straight trip to the NCAA tournament after winning the Ivy League.east The defensive-minded Bearcats (27-6) tied for the...

 
Roenicke ejected from Brewers' 6-5 loss to Arizona

Roenicke ejected from Brewers' 6-5 loss to Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, usually as mild mannered as they get, was thrown out of Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks after arguing a call at home plate in the ninth inning. Plate umpire Chris Guccione...

 
Arizona is No. 1 seed in West; will face Weber St

Arizona is No. 1 seed in West; will face Weber St

SAN DIEGO -- The Arizona Wildcats have earned the No. 1 seed in the West region of the NCAA tournament despite losing to UCLA in the Pac-12 tournament final and will play Big Sky champion Weber State on Friday. The game will be at Viejas Arena, where...

 

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Oakland

Goodyear, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Phillips hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Joey Votto added a solo home run while Billy Hamilton, Skip...

 
No. 8 Kentucky to face No. 9 K-State in S. Louis

No. 8 Kentucky to face No. 9 K-State in S. Louis

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Preseason No. 1 Kentucky is seeded eighth in the Midwest Region of the NCAA tournament and will face Kansas State in St. Louis on Friday. The Wildcats (24-10) fell out of the Top 25 but bounced back with wins over LSU and Georgia in...

 

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