The Morning Roundup 3/1/19

February closed out in style as Bryce Harper signed a record contract and there were plenty of sports games being played. Another day of Spring Training passed, and we are inching closer to the beginning of a new season. Let’s get down to business and get you caught up on everything you need to know.

NBA

The Golden State Warriors lost to a team based in Florida for the second straight night as the Orlando Magic defeated the Warriors at home. James Harden scored 58 points as he led the Rockets to a victory over the Miami Heat on the road. The Philadelphia 76ers managed to top the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road which is a boost to their chances of securing the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Indiana Pacers 122-115 Minnesota Timberwolves
Orlando Magic 103-96 Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers 125-118 New York Knicks
Houston Rockets 121-118 Miami Heat
Philadelphia 76ers 108-104 Oklahoma City Thunder
Utah Jazz 111-104 Denver Nuggets

Current standings

NCAA Men’s Basketball

Both of the early games that featured ranked teams saw the ranked teams comfortably defeat their unranked opposition. No. 1 Gonzaga also easily won their game, but No. 25 Washington suffered and embarrassing loss to unranked California who are no 6-22 on the year and 1-15 in the PAC-12.

No. 9 Michigan 82-53 Nebraska
No. 24 Wofford 80-54 Chattanooga
No. 1 Gonzaga 86-66 Pacific
California 76-73 No. 25 Washington

Current rankings

MLB

Philadelphia Phillies 11-5 Toronto Blue Jays
Miami Marlins 7-5 Houston Astros
Baltimore Orioles 5-5 Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets 3-2 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees 8-6 Pittsburgh Pirates
Detroit Tigers 7-6 Atlanta Braves
Boston Red Sox 13-5 Washington Nationals
Kansas City Royals 3-2 San Diego Padres
Oakland Athletics 10-3 Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies 7-7 Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants 6-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Texas Rangers 10-6 Los Angeles Angels
Seattle Mariners 8-3 Chicago White Sox
Arizona Diamondbacks 10-7 Cleveland Indians
Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 Minnesota Twins

Bryce Harper signed a record contract as he reached a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for 13 years and $330 million (read here)

Soccer

Copa del Rey

Valencia 1-0 Real Betis (Valencia advances 3-2 on aggregate)

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