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Morning Roundup 3/24/19



Baseball is quickly approaching, the NBA playoffs just beyond the horizon, March Madness is very mad indeed. While there were no international soccer matches yesterday, there was plenty of baseball and basketball to take in. So much, in fact, that you might not have been able to keep up with all of it. So, let’s get you caught up on what you might have missed yesterday with this morning roundup.

MLB Spring Training

Mets 12-2 Braves

Royals 6-4 Brewers

Pirates 5-3 Phillies

Cardinals 4-4 Nationals

Tigers 8-7 Rays

Blue Jays 7-3 Yankees

Red Sox 12-3 Pirates

White Sox 5-1 Dodgers

Brewers 7-3 Rangers

Giants 3-2 Diamondbacks

Indians 8-5 Reds

Padres 11-4 Angels

Twins 8-7 Orioles

Astros 5-0 Marlins

Rockies 11-6 Cubs

NBA

Kings 112-103 Suns

Hornets 124-117 Celtics

Heat 113-108 Wizards

Hawks 129-127 76ers

Jazz 114-83 Bulls

Timberwolves 112-99 Grizzlies

Mavericks 126-91 Warriors

Trail Blazers 117-112 Pistons

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

#3 LSU 69-67 #6 Maryland

#2 Kentucky 62-56 #7 Wofford

#2 Michigan 64-49 #10 Florida

#4 Florida State 90-62 #12 Murray State

#1 Gonzaga 83-71 #9 Baylor

#2 Michigan State 70-50 #10 Minnesota

#3 Purdue 87-61 #6 Villanova

#5 Auburn 89-75 #4 Kansas



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Morning Roundup 3/22/19

College basketball fans rejoice! The NCAA Tournament has begun. We have already seen some upsets (Ja Morant and the 12th seeded Murray State Racers took down the 5th seeded Marquette Golden Eagles), and we have seen some absolute dominations (#1 seed Gonzaga manhandling #16 seed Farleigh Dickinson). Along with the NCAA Tournament, the MLB Japan Series has wrapped up, and Spring Training is starting to wind down as Opening Day is now 5 days away if you are reading this article the date it was published. The NBA is in full swing still as teams are vying and jostling for playoff spots, while other teams are working to secure that number 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. With plenty of sports happening, let’s get you caught up with this morning roundup.

MLB Spring Training/Regular Season

Japan Series

Mariners 5-4 Athletics (F/12)

Spring Training

Royals 14-6 Reds

Rays 8-1 Braves

Pirates 7-5 Orioles

Tigers 5-3 Astros

Cardinals 11-3 Yankees

Phillies 13-6 Blue Jays

Mets 6-0 Marlins

Rangers 7-3 Indians

Brewers 11-5 Dodgers

Giants 5-5 Cubs

White Sox 12-2 Rangers

Angels 2-1 Diamondbacks

Red Sox 8-0 Rays

Nationals 7-1 Cardinals

Mariners 6-3 Reds

MLB News

Prior to the Mariners game against the A’s, longtime Mariner Ichiro Suzuki informed the team he would be retiring after the game. Ichiro, a future first ballot hall-of-famer, amassed 3,089 hits, 117 homeruns, and 780 RBIs in his 18 year career. Ichiro won the 2001 Rookie of the Year and MVP. He was also a Gold Glove RF from 2001-2010. He will ride off into the sunset and go down as one of the greatest players to don a Mariners uniform.

The Rays have reached an agreement on an extension with P Blake Snell. The extension is for 6 years, worth $50 million. Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young winner, will look to build on his impressive 2018, where he had a 21-5 record, posted a 1.89 ERA and struck out 221 batters in 180.2 innings of work.

The Cardinals nearing an agreement with 1B Paul Goldschmidt. The deal will reportedly be for 5 years, $130 million. Goldschmidt was traded to the Cardinals this past offseason and will by the looks of it, be playing ball in Busch Stadium for the next couple of years.

NBA

Pistons 118-98 Suns

Hornets 113-106 Timberwolves

Nuggets 113-108 Wizards

Hawks 117-114 Jazz

Kings 116-100 Mavericks

Warriors 112-89 Pacers

Current standings

Men’s NCAA Tournament

#3 Purdue 61-48 #14 Old Dominion

#9 Baylor 78-69 #8 Syracuse

#2 Michigan 74-55 #15 Montana

#7 Wofford 84-68 #10 Seton Hall

#6 Villanova 61-57 #11 Saint Mary’s

#1 Gonzaga 87-49 #16 Fairleigh Dickinson

#2 Kentucky 79-44 #15 Abilene Christian

#10 Florida 70-61 #7 Nevada

#12 Murray State 83-64 #5 Marquette

#4 Kansas 87-53 #13 Northeastern

#6 Maryland 79-77 #11 Belmont

#2 Michigan State 76-65 #15 Bradley

#4 Florida State 76-69 #13 Vermont

#5 Auburn 78-77 #12 New Mexico State

#3 LSU 79-74 #14 Yale

You can catch more March Madness all day today starting at 11:15 CST with #10 Iowa and #7 Cincinnati taking the court. It all ends tonight at 8:57 CST with #4 Virginia Tech squaring off against #13 Saint Louis University, and we will make sure to keep you up to date on all the games.

-Marcus Jacobs

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Morning Roundup 3/19/19

While there were no international soccer matches or college basketball games, there was a full slate of MLB and NBA games. While there may be no college basketball, fans can rest easy knowing that March Madness begins tomorrow with the First Four matches. First, North Carolina Central will meet North Dakota State. Tipoff is at 5:40 CST. Then in the later game, St. John’s will square off with Arizona State. Tipoff for that game starts at 8:10 CST. MLB fans need not worry either, as Opening Day 2019 is now nine days away. NINE. The March for October begins on Thursday, March 28th. Make sure to tune into one of the 15 games that day. It all starts with the Orioles and Yankees, in Yankee Stadium. First pitch is scheduled at 12:00 CST. That being said, let’s get you caught up on anything you may have missed. This is your morning roundup.

MLB

Orioles 14-1 Tigers

Twins 4-1 Red Sox

Marlins 7-1 Nationals

Cardinals 4-1 Phillies

Pirates 4-2 Rays

Blue Jays 3-2 Tigers

Nationals 6-5 Mets

Padres 3-1 Indians

Giants 5-2 White Sox

Rockies 6-3 Reds

Yankees 7-4 Braves

Rangers 3-1 Dodgers

NBA

Bulls 116-101 Suns

Cavaliers 126-119 Pistons

Jazz 116-95 Wizards

Nuggets 114-105 Celtics

Raptors 128-92 Knicks

Heat 116-107 Thunder

Spurs 111-105 Warriors

Pelicans 129-125 Mavericks (F/OT)

Trail Blazers 106-98 Pacers

-Marcus Jacobs

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NBA

Thunder @ Pacers: Pacers win 108-106

Cavaliers @ Magic: Magic win 120-91

Kings @ Celtics: Celtics win 126-120

Lakers @ Raptors: Raptors win 111-98

Timberwolves @ Jazz: Jazz win 120-100

Mavericks @ Nuggets: Nuggets win 100-99

Current standings

MLB

Rangers 5-4 Royals

Red Sox 4-4 Tigers

Marlins 12-6 Astros

Twins 7-6 Orioles

Mets 1-1 Cardinals

Pirates 11-2 Phillies

Phillies 4-3 Rays

Nationals 10-4 Twins

Yankees 1-1 Blue Jays

Angels 7-7 Brewers

Reds 3-3 Dodgers

Indians 9-3 Rockies

Cubs 2-1 Rangers

Diamondbacks 3-0 Giants

Dodgers 12-0 Padres

NCAA Men’s Basketball: Tournament Week

Big East Championship: Quarterfinal

#25 Villanova 73-62 Providence

#23 Marquette 86-54 St. John’s

Seton Hall 73-57 Georgetown

SEC Men’s Tournament

Mississippi State 80-54 Texas A&M

#22 Auburn 81-71 Missouri

New York Life ACC Men’s Tournament: Quarterfinal

#2 UVA 76-56 NC State

#12 Florida State 65-63 #16 Virginia Tech (F/OT)

#3 UNC 83-70 Louisville

#5 Duke 84-72 Syracuse

Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Championship: Quarterfinal

#15 Kansas State 70-61 TCU

West Virginia 79-74 #7 Texas Tech

#17 Kansas 65-57 Texas

Big Ten Men’s Tournament: 2nd Round

Nebraska 69-61 #21 Maryland

Mountain West Men’s Championship: Quarterfinal

#14 Nevada 77-69 Boise State

MAC Tournament presented by Visit Myrtle Beach: Quarterfinal

#18 Buffalo 82-46 Akron

UEFA Europa League: Round of 16

Dynamo Kiev 0-5 Chelsea (CHE adv. 0-8 on Aggregate)

FC Salzburg 3-1 Napoli (NAP adv. 3-4 on Aggregate)

Krasnodar 1-1 Valencia (VAL adv. 2-3 on Aggregate)

Benfica 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb (BEN adv. 3-1 on Aggregate)

Internazionale 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (FRA adv. 0-1 on Aggregate)

Slavia Prague 4-3 Sevilla FC (SLP adv. 6-5 on Aggregate)

Villarreal 2-1 Zenit St Petersburg (VIL adv. 5-2 on Aggregate)

Arsenal 3-0 Stade Rennes (ARS adv. 4-3 on Aggregate)

CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals

Sporting Kansas City 3-0 Independiente de le Chorrera (SKC adv. 4-2 on Aggregate)

NFL Free Agency

The New Orleans Saints have restructured QB Drew Brees’ contract in order to free up more than $10 million in cap space. Brees’ 2019 cap hit will drop from $33.5 million to $22.7 million.

With Le’Veon Bell set to be the feature back for the upcoming season for the Jets, this means Isaiah Crowell’s time in New York is over. Crowell only played one season for the Jets and will surely be joining a new team in the coming weeks.

Former Redskins S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is heading to the windy city. He will join the already formidable Bears defense. He signed a 1 year/$3.5 million deal to roam the secondary at Soldier Field.

After the trade of Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants have signed their new #1 receiver. Golden Tate will join the G-Men on a 4 year/$37.5 million deal and will look to fill the enormous cleats that Odell left behind.

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a deal with DE Alex Okafor. The deal is for 3 years and up to $24 million.

QB Teddy Bridgewater is heading back to the bayou. After meeting with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Bridgewater has decided to sign a 1 year/$7.25 million deal to stay in New Orleans and back up Drew Brees.

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Morning Roundup 3/13/19

The sports world was set alight yesterday as some of football’s biggest stars announced where they will be playing next season and as some of them will be donning new uniforms due to being a part of trades. Aside from that, the NBA was in action last night, as well as college hoops, baseball, and international soccer matches. That’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started. This is your morning roundup.

NBA

Pacers 103-98 Knicks

76ers 106-99 Cavaliers

Lakers 123-107 Bulls

Bucks 130-113 Pelicans

Spurs 112-105 Mavericks

Nuggets 133-107 Timberwolves

Trail Blazers 125-104 Clippers

Current standings

MLB

Numerous games yesterday were cancelled, postponed, or play was stopped in less than 9 innings. These include all of the following:

White Sox @ Royals cancelled

Mariners @ White Sox cancelled

Padres @ Reds postponed

Athletics @ Padre postponed

Rangers 0-0 Diamondbacks F/1

Brewers 2-4 Giants F/5

The following MLB slate finished their games:

Tigers 4-3 Red Sox

Twins 10-4 Pirates

Mets 1-8 Marlins

Cardinals 0-5 Braves

Rays 2-1 Blue Jays

Orioles 7-8 Yankees

Astros 3-5 Nationals

Brewers 2-4 Giants

Reds 12-3 Cubs

NCAA Men’s Basketball

ACC Tournament 1st Round

Wake Forest 71-79 Miami

Notre Dame 78-71 Georgia Tech

Horizon League Tournament Championship

Northern Kentucky 77-66 Wright State

West Coast Conference Tournament Championship

Unranked Saint Mary’s upsets #1 Gonzaga 60-47

Current rankings

UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Juventus 3-2 Atletico Madrid

Juventus advances on aggregate 3-2 behind Christiano Ronaldo’s hat trick performance.

Manchester City 7-0 Schalke 04

Ligue 1

Dijon FCO 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Current table

NFL Free Agency News

LB CJ Mosley is expected to sign a 5 year/$85 million contract with the Jets.

LB Terrell Suggs will sign a 1 year/$7 million deal with the Cardinals.

S Adrian Amos agrees to a 4 year/$37 million deal with the Packers.

LB Anthony Barr has decided to back out of a verbal deal with the Jets and will remain with the Vikings. He will sign a contract for 5 years, worth $67.5 million.

LB Jordan Hicks will join the Cardinals. He will sign a contract for 4 years, worth $36 million.

Long time Dolphin DE Cameron Wake will sign a 3 year/$23 million deal with the Titans.

The Kansas City Chiefs are trading LB Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for their 2020 2nd-round draft pick. Ford will sign a contract extension with the 49ers for 5 years/$87.5 million.

RB Le’Veon Bell has finally selected the team he will be playing for in 2019 after sitting out the 2018 season due to contract disputes with the Steelers. He plans to sign with the Jets for 4 years/$52.5 million.

The biggest trade of the NFL offseason thus far has sent the NFL fan base into a frenzy. The New York Giants have traded All-Pro WR Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. The Browns will trade S Jabrill Peppers, their 2019 1st-round draft pick (No. 17 overall), as well as their second pick in the 3rd round (No. 95 overall). Beckham will bring along his massive 5 year/$90 million contract extension with him to Cleveland.

All of these deals and any other verbal agreements will become final when the new league year begins today. Stay tuned for more NFL free agency signings, trades and news.

-Marcus Jacobs

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Morning Roundup 3/6/19

Yesterday, international fútbol got back underway as the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League kicked off with Real Madrid taking on Ajax and Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur squared off. Here in the states, there was plenty of spring training and basketball to go around. Let’s get you up to speed on what you may have missed. This is your morning roundup.

NBA

Bulls 96-105 Pacers

Magic 106-114 76ers

Rockets 107-95 Raptors

Trail Blazers 111-120 Grizzlies

Thunder 120-131 Timberwolves

Celtics 128-95 Warriors

Current standings

NCAA Men’s Top 25

#19 Buffalo 82-79 Ohio

#17 Nevada 90-79 Air Force

#15 Virginia Tech 64-73 (F/OT) #14 Florida State

#13 Kansas dismantled by unranked Oklahoma 81-68

#11 Purdue goes down to unranked Minnesota 73-69

Nebraska 76-91 #9 Michigan State

#6 Kentucky 80-76 Ole Miss

Mississippi State 54-71 #5 Tennessee

Duke avoids a nasty scare from Wake Forest as Duke wins 71-70

#UNC 79-66 Boston College

With Kansas’ loss last night, this will end their streak of consecutive Big 12 regular season titles. The last time Kansas did not win the regular season title? 14 years ago.

Current rankings

MLB Spring Training

Diamondbacks 3-5 Royals

Braves 1-5 Yankees

Red Sox 8-4 Nationals

Mets 1-3 Marlins

Pirates 10-4 Orioles

Cardinals 1-2 Phillies

Rays 2-9 Twins

Blue Jays 5-2 Tigers

White Sox 0-11 Indians

Rangers 1-4 Athletics

Padres 7-4 White Sox

Cubs 2-9 Angels

Brewers 1-0 Rockies

Mariners 7-7 Padres

UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Real Madrid 1-4 Ajax Ajax advances 5-3 on aggregate

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur TH advances 4-0 on aggregate

The Round of 16 continues today with Paris Saint-Germain taking on Manchester United. PSG leads going into the second leg 2-0 on aggregate. Then FC Porto will look to bounce back against AS Roma. AS Roma leads 2-1 on aggregate.

-Marcus Jacobs

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Morning Roundup 3/5/19

In the world of sports yesterday, many of them took place stateside, either on the hardwood or on the diamond, as there was a full slate of basketball and spring training games. Let us recap everything that happened yesterday in the morning roundup.

MLB Spring Training

Orioles 9-4 Twins

Astros 4-3 Braves

Cardinals 5-9 Tigers

Nationals 8-9 Marlins

Mets 7-4 Astros

Red Sox 9-3 Mets

Angels 6-6 White Sox

Cubs 9-1 Reds

Rockies 4-4 Rangers

Dodgers 8-2 Giants

Indians 0-8 Padres

Reds 3-3 Diamondbacks

NBA

Bucks 105-114 Suns

Mavericks 88-127 Nets

Hawks 113-114 Heat

Nuggets 103-104 Spurs

Pelicans 115-112 Jazz

Knicks 108-115 Kings

LA Clippers 113-105 LA Lakers

Current standings

NCAA Men’s Top 25

#18 Kansas State 64-52 TCU

Texas 51-70 #8 Texas Tech

#2 Virginia 79-53 Syracuse

Current rankings

-Marcus Jacobs