Sports news 14 Mar, 2021
UFC Vegas 21 in Tweets: Fighters react to Belal Muhammad eye poke, no-decision vs. Leon Edwards - MMA FightingMMA Fighting
Fighters had a lot to say about the main card of UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Former boxing champion 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler dies at 66 - CNN InternationalCNN
Former undisputed middleweight champion "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler died on Saturday at the age of 66, according to his wife Kay G. Hagler.
Patrick Ewing-led Georgetown stuns Creighton to win Big East men's basketball title, punch NCAA tournament ticket - ESPNESPN
Patrick Ewing is taking Georgetown back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015, with the Hoyas completing a surprising run to the Big East title on the anniversary of the hiring of late Hall of Fame coach John Thompson.
Julius Randle and RJ Barrett wouldn't let Knicks lose this one - New York PostNew York Post
With all due respect to Knicks fans, Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City is the NBA’s most raucous building. On another pandemic Saturday, the downtown arena was empty. The Thunder are the lon…
Isaiah Livers Crushed That His Michigan Career Might Be Over - Rivals.com - MichiganRivals.com
Michigan senior forward Isaiah Livers talks about the foot injury robbing him of his postseason.
Fire, Wrecks and Late-Race Drama | Extended Highlights: NASCAR Xfinity Series from Phoenix Raceway - NASCARGoogle News
NHL: NFL Analyst Explains Why Patriots Re-Signing Cam Newton Is Smart Move - NESN.comNESN
ESPN's Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick seems to think Cam Newton returning to the New England Patriots makes a lot of sense.
Lee Westwood leads by 2 at the Players Championship as another showdown with Bryson DeChambeau looms - ESPNESPN
Lee Westwood's 2-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau sets up a rematch from last week in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Bears gain $23 million in cap space with reworked deals for Khalil Mack, others - NBC SportsNBCSports.com
The Bears are whittling away as they seek to get underneath the salary cap and accommodate the $18 million franchise tag for receiver Allen Robinson. The NFLPA lists the Bears as $22.4 million over the 2021 salary cap. That doesn’t include the expected releas…
Cincinnati Bearcats are one victory away from the NCAA Tournament - The Cincinnati EnquirerThe Cincinnati Enquirer
With upset of Wichita State, UC will play for the AAC tournament title and NCAA berth on Sunday.
Winners and losers from college basketball's conference championship week - USA TODAYUSA Today
Texas, Ohio State, Alabama and Illinois aid their cause before Selection Sunday while Baylor appears primed for an upset in the NCAA Tournament.
Rockets Notes: Porter, Nwaba, Tucker, Silas - hoopsrumors.comhoopsrumors.com
Kevin Porter Jr. has been one of the few bright spots in a miserable season for the Rockets, writes Jonathan Feigen …
UNC Basketball: Could UNC benefit from UK transfer Cam’Ron Fletcher? - Keeping It HeelKeeping It Heel
Cam'Ron Fletcher, a former UNC basketball target, is transferring from the University of Kentucky. Could the Tar Heels benefit from his services? Cam'Ron F...
No. 5-ranked Bison hold off Illinois State with strong defense, true freshman QB | INFORUM - INFORUMINFORUM
North Dakota State held off an Illinois State rally in the second half behind stingy defense and true freshman quarterback Cam Miller.
Rick Pitino is back in the NCAA Tournament – with the Iona Gaels - USA TODAYUSA Today
Rick Pitino, who led Kentucky and Louisville to national titles and was fired from Louisville in 2017, is back in his first season with Iona.
Raiders figure to be major players in free agency - Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal
<p>Here’s who the Raiders are likely to pursue with the $40 million they have to spend and how they may fare in convincing their free agents targets to sign.</p>
Illinois vs. Iowa | Illini, Hawkeyes Renew Rivalry | Mar. 13, 2021 | Highlights - Big Ten NetworkGoogle News
Nate Solder rejoining Giants with new contract - New York PostNew York Post
He’s a good Solder. Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder agreed to the framework of a restructured contract Saturday, according to NFL Network, and is expected to rejoin the team after sitting out l…
Men's Basketball Beats No. 8 Hogs, Advances to SEC Final - LSU Tigers - LSUSports.netLSUSports.net
<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- LSU knocked of No. 8-ranked Arkansas, 78-71, on Saturday afternoon to earn its first SEC Tournament final berth since 1993.</p>
Rangers Prospect Bayron Lora In Car Accident - MLB Trade RumorsMLB Trade Rumors
Rangers outfield prospect Bayron Lora is in hospital after a recent car accident in his native Dominican Republic, Hector Gomez …
Fulham v. Manchester City | PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS | 3/13/2021 | NBC Sports - NBC SportsGoogle News
Royals 10, Cubs 2: The Adbert Alzolay conundrum - bleedcubbieblue.comBleed Cubbie Blue
The Cubs still aren’t sure where the Venezuelan-born righthander will wind up this year.
Boston Red Sox OF Franchy Cordero faces another health setback - COVID-19 - ESPNESPN
Franchy Cordero is a proud member of the Big Papi generation, growing up in the Dominican Republic and watching Dominican stars such as David Ortiz lead the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series title.
What Chris Holtmann said after Ohio State's win against Michigan in Big Ten Tournament semifinal - 247Sports247Sports
The Buckeye coach was in a good move after clinching a spot in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
Fueled by return of Artemi Panarin to the ice, New York Rangers blank Bruins in Boston, snap losing streak - ESPNESPN
Artemi Panarin had a point in his first game back from a leave of absence, and the Rangers topped the Bruins to end a three-game skid on Saturday.
Adam Frazier stays hot, Pirates hit 3 home runs in spring loss to Yankees - TribLIVETribLIVE
Adam Frazier is eager to put a rare “off” season behind him. So far this spring, he appears well on his way. A three-hit outing during a 7-5 loss at the New York Yankees on Saturday bumped Frazier’s average up to .667 through four games afte…
Baddoo rakes, Mize struggles again in loss to the Phillies - Bless You BoysBless You Boys
The Tigers appear to have made a fine Rule 5 selection in OF Akil Baddoo
Ron Rivera says Dwayne Haskins must 'prioritize' work ethic: 'Something (kept) getting in the way' - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Rivera recently spoke on Washington's decision to release Haskins last season
Tom Brady rookie card is reportedly on NFL record pace, ‘headed for $2 million’ - Boston.comBoston.com
It's been referred to as the “Holy Grail” of Brady football cards.
Cristiano Ronaldo finally breaks silence four days after Juventus Champions League exit - Mirror OnlineMirror Online
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence following heavy criticism after Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League
High school basketball announcer caught on live steam using racial epithet after team kneels, blames diabetes - Fox NewsFox News
A high school basketball announcer in Oklahoma is receiving serious backlash this week after he was caught on a live stream using explicit language and calling one team a racial epithet after the players kneeled during the national anthem.
Michigan basketball's loss to OSU has folks blasting final 3-point attempt, Juwan Howard - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
What's being said about that ending between Michigan baksetball and Ohio State in the early Big Ten semifinal in Indianapolis.
Chargers release cornerback Casey Hayward, create nearly $10 million in additional cap room - CBS SportsCBS Sports
Hayward starred for the Chargers for five seasons but is now on the wrong side of 30
Florida State basketball: FSU can make history vs. Georgia Tech in ACC title game - Tomahawk NationTomahawk Nation
Other than an ACC title, there’s a few things on the line for FSU
Precious Achiuwa was just named to the Rising Stars team. What changed? - Hot Hot HoopsHothothoops.com
Why is he barely playing — even when Bam Adebayo is injured?
Iowa at Illinois Picks, Odds, & Betting Lines - Sat 03/13 12:40 PM PST - SportsLineSportsLine
Picks, odds, and game forecast for Iowa at Illinois on Sat 03/13 8:40 PM UTC in Illinois
Sunday’s Phoenix Cup race: Start time, weather, lineup - NASCAR on NBC SportsNBCSports.com
Here are all the details for the fifth Cup race of the season.
England v France - HIGHLIGHTS | Late Itoje Try Earns Thrilling Victory | 2021 Guinness Six Nations - Guinness Six NationsGoogle News
Cliff Avril: Neither Seahawks nor Russell Wilson want to ‘end the marriage’ - 710 ESPN SeattleMyNorthwest.com
The Seahawks and Russell Wilson have been the talk of the NFL world. Cliff Avril explains why the star QB isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Sam Darnold Trade Rumors: 49ers Not Expected to Pursue Deal for Jets QB - Bleacher ReportBleacher Report
The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to be among the trade partners for New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold...
Joel Embiid's left knee injury leaves top of Eastern Conference playoff picture, MVP race both wide open - CBS SportsCBS Sports
An MRI revealed no structural damage to Embiid's knee, which is all that really matters for Philadelphia
Alabama football recruiting: Emmanuel Henderson, No. 2 RB in 2022 class, commits to Crimson Tide - CBS SportsCBS Sports
The five-star in-state running back committed to Alabama on Saturday afternoon
Tuchel reflects on Havertz, Chelsea troubles in attack against Leeds United - We Ain't Got No HistorySB Nation
Room for improvement
Lakers Injury Report: Frank Vogel ‘excited’ for Anthony Davis to return - Silver Screen and RollSilver Screen and Roll
Anthony Davis will be re-evaluated in two weeks, but he’s getting closer to getting back on the floor for the Lakers, which was good news for Lakers head coach Frank Vogel.
It's time for MLB to make these changes once and for all - New York PostNew York Post
Have you noticed an unusual recent phenomenon in Major League Baseball? Quiet. Blissful quiet. The most important free agents of the winter reside in camps, signed and off the board. The teams and …
Packers Renegotiate Contracts With S Adrian Amos, OL Billy Turner - profootballrumors.comprofootballrumors.com
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst continues to open up cap space. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that Green Bay reworked …
Brownlow: ACC Tournament did its best, but even sports can't allow an escape from a virus that is unrelenting - WRALSportsFan.comWRALSportsFan.com
Going to sporting events during a time of COVID is a wholly different experience, writes Lauren Brownlow, who covered her first game in nearly a calendar year during this year's ACC Tournament. But COVID has also changed the way that we all experience sports …
Real Madrid vs. Elche reaction: Karim Benzema rescues lucky Zinedine Zidane | ESPN FC - ESPN UKGoogle News
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Saturday 3/13/21 - numberFirenumberFire
Anthony Edwards is getting plenty of usage and comes at a friendly salary. Who else is worth checking on for Saturday night's slate?
Top-ranked Penn State commit Kaden Saunders motivated to enroll early - 247Sports247Sports
The standout Ohio receiver pledged to Penn State last summer.
Detroit Lions free agency preview: Bad contracts, busted draft picks create need in defensive backfield - mlive.commlive.com
The Lions are back on the prowl for cornerbacks after releasing Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman.
Beavers To Face Buffs In Pac-12 Tournament Championship Game - Oregon State University Athletics - OSU BeaversOsubeavers.com
<strong>THE GAME:</strong> Oregon State (16-12, 10-10 Pac-12) will face Colorado (22,-7, 14-6 Pac-12) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Penguins to start goaltender Casey DeSmith against Sabres - TribLIVETribLIVE
The Penguins are scheduled to start backup goaltender Casey DeSmith for Saturday’s road game against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. In eight games this season, DeSmith has a 5-2-0 record along with a 2.52 goals against average and a .901 save per…
Juwan Howard allegedly threatened Mark Turgeon before Big Ten ejection - New York PostNew York Post
Michigan coach Juwan Howard allegedly threatened Maryland coach Mark Turgeon before he was ejected during the second half of Friday’s Big Ten quarterfinal. Maryland told the conference that Howard …
2021 NFL draft: New USA TODAY mock has Jets trading back, doubling down on Alabama skill players - Jets WireUSA Today
In USA Today’s latest mock draft, the Jets are projected to trade back and add two playmakers in Jaylen Waddle and Najee Harris.
Wilfried Zaha explains decision to stand before kickoff: 'Some of us still continue to receive abuse' - Yahoo SportsYahoo Entertainment
Wilfried Zaha views kneeling as a gesture that will not create meaningful change.
Utah State vs. San Diego State Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 3-13-2021 - Winners and WhinersWinners and Whiners
Will second-seeded Utah State earn their third straight Mountain West title when they face top-seeded #19 San Diego State in the tournament title game Saturday evening?