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25 Mar 19
Sports Radio Service

By Morris Phillips Cal has fired coach Wyking Jones following two, historically subpar seasons that landed the Bears in the Pac-12 basement twice. Jones was 8-24 last season, and 8-23 this season, the two worst, consecutive seasons in the program’s history. Reports surfaced over the weekend that the athletic department had decided to retain Jones […]

25 Mar 19
The Denver Post
Chalk one up for the seeded favorite in the NCAA Tournament. The biggest upset this March isn’t a wild heave at the horn for a winner from a No. 15 seed or a First Four team somehow weaving into the second weekend — it’s the lack of genuine stunners to shake up the bracket. The top seeds are still at the top of the tourney. The field has the top three seeds in each round in the Sweet 16 for only the second time (2009) since the bracket expanded in 1985. It’s tied with 2009 for the most top four seeds (14) in the Sweet 16. RELATED: March Madness 2019: Printable second-chance bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Sure, Virginia had to sweat out another tourney opener. And Duke was a tip-in away from being done. But it’s rare this many single-digit teams still have a shot at cutting down the nets. Think that’s improbable? Consider this, the NCAA bracket tracker says one perfect bracket remains across all major online bracket games, including Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, Fox, Sports Illustrated and the NCAA’s own contest. It’s the longest streak of correct bracket picks, breaking the reported record of 39 games, which happened in 2017. The NCAA says the odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion — so bettors, take the under. Just imagine if the entrant named “Center Road” in the NCAA’s bracket challenge had bet the house on a 48-team money line parlay! For any fan who has a shot at entering one of those second-chance pools, take note: “Center Road” has Duke, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky as the Elite Eight. Oh, and if you believe “Center Road” knows more than Dickie V or Sir Charles, roll the dice on Gonzaga to beat Kentucky in the national championship game. Cinderella will take a rain check to this party, please. The favorites don’t mind if the trend continues for another week. “Everyone is talking about a Final Four, but I’ve never been to a Sweet 16,” Virginia guard Ty Jerome said. The Big 12 has kept the conference from perfection. No. 4 seed Kansas State was surprised by UC Irvine (well, a surprise for everyone but “Center Road”) and No. 4 seed Kansas was knocked out by fifth-seeded Auburn, which was actually favored by sportsbooks over the Jayhawks. While not among the top 16 seeds, sixth-seeded Villanova also lost, guaranteeing a new national champion will be crowned in Minneapolis. — The 1s: Duke, Virginia, UNC, Gonzaga. — The 2s: Michigan State, Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky. — The 3s: LSU, Texas Tech, Purdue and Houston. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] — The 4s: FSU and Virginia Tech. When the betting favorite wins, gamblers call it going chalk, an old-school slang term still common in an era where pools are now nearly ubiquitous. It might have to be bought in bulk for a tournament where the 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks are the only double-digit seed in the Sweet 16. The casinos surely could have used a few more upsets to keep the sportsbook a winner. If you’re a fan hooked in March because of the upstart teams from conferences no one has really heard of knocking off the blue bloods while pandemonium ensues, try back next year. But for fans who want the best teams still alive and playing for it all, next weekend could be as good as it gets.
25 Mar 19
INSANE SPORTS

ROUND OF 32 South Region: Iowa 77 – Tennessee 83 Oklahoma 51 – Virginia 63 UC Irvine 54 – Oregon 73 Midwest Region: Washington 59 – North Carolina 81 Ohio State 59 – Houston 74 East Region: UCF 76 – Duke 77 Liberty 58 – Virginia Tech 67 West Region: Buffalo 58 – Texas Tech […]

25 Mar 19
Bonesville: The Authoritative Independent Voice of East Carolina

Gilbert contacts WBB coaching candidates…Pirates complete sweep over UCF with 6-5 win…ECU SB Drops Series Finale At Memphis…Three-Star Nasir Clerk Is The First Commit of the Mike Houston Era…Five ECU basketball players enter transfer portal…Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years…‘We end in tears’: Johnny Dawkins and UCF teaches his grateful […]

25 Mar 19
The Denver Post
You think picking out your NCAA Tournament bracket was hard? Try doing the #RoxMusicMadness. The Nuggets and the Avalanche have a shot a doing something they haven’t done since the 2009-10 season: Both make the playoffs. That’s right, the Pepsi Center hasn’t been host to both NBA and NHL games in the same year since “Kick-Ass” was No. 1 at the box office, Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” was atop the Billboard charts, and Josh McDaniels was still the head coach of the Denver Broncos. Since the Avs moved to Denver in 1995, the Denver arena roommates have only shared postseason berths in the same year four times (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010). But that could very well change this year. The Nuggets have already punched a ticket to the playoffs and are a half-game behind the Warriors for first place in the West. The Avs have some work to do still After losing to Chicago Sunday in overtime, they hold a thin two-point lead over the Minnesota Wild for the final spot in the West with six games to go. Winning games after regulation has been a struggle all season for Colorado, which is tied for most OT losses in the NHL with the New York Rangers (13). — Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post 💥 A special offer for Sports Omelette readers! Subscribe to The Denver Post’s sports coverage for just 99¢ for the first month and only $6.99/month thereafter. Cancel anytime. What’s on Tap? Nuggets: Detroit Pistons, 7 p.m. Tuesday, ALT | Buy tickets Avalanche: Vegas Golden Knights, 8 p.m. Wednesday, ALT | Buy tickets TV/RADIO: Here’s what sports are airing today Check out our new and improved stats page. Scoreboard NBA: Pacers 124, Nuggets 88 Full story | Box score NHL: Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 1 OT Full story | Boxscore Must-Read Denver Broncos president of football operations and general manager John Elway and head coach Vic Fangio speak about the team during a press conference to introduce their new quarterback Joe Flacco (not pictured) March 15, 2019, in Englewood. Broncos to host QBs Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones for pre-draft visits: Real interest or smokescreen? Quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones will make predraft visits to the Broncos, general manager John Elway confirmed Sunday during a break at the NFL’s annual meeting. Read more… Tight end T.J. Hockenson of Iowa works out during day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2019 in Indianapolis. Breaking down the top tight ends in the NFL draft, and Denver’s interest The Denver Broncos’ roster might have five players on it currently listed as tight ends, but the cupboard feels a bit bare right now. Read more… Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a spring baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Kiszla: For the Rockies to beat L.A. and win first division title, who’s the one player that must step up in 2019? What’s the difference between the Rockies and the Dodgers in the National League West? One stinkin’ game, if you ask me. Read more… Quick Hits + Is your March Madness bracket not doing so well? You’re in luck. Download our printable second-chance bracket. + Saunders: Rockies predictions, aspirations and red flags for 2019. + Broncos coach Vic Fangio “eager” to begin working with players. + Rockies podcast: Scott Oberg on the influence of Adam Ottavino, his role in the bullpen and more. + German Marquez’s “easy cheese” gives Rockies pitcher potential of an ace. + With weight of Rockies’ World Series dreams on shoulders, Kyle Freeland believes he can top his historic 2018. + Rockies catching duo set with Chris Iannetta and Tony Wolters once again. + Follow Tate Martell’s lead block? “No chance,” CU Buffs QB Steven Montez says. + “Push it to a new limit”: Mikaela Shiffrin scripts marvelous ski season. + The Rapids want to play Total Football, here’s what that means. + Kickin’ it with Kiz: Toughest foe for Nuggets star Nikola Jokic in NBA playoffs? Hint: It won’t be Kevin Durant or James Harden. + Zion Williamson, No. 1 Duke survive Tacko Fall, UCF in March Madness’ second round. + Rob Gronkowski retires: New England Patriots tight end steps away from NFL. Post Mailbag forms + Broncos Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Ryan O’Halloran here. + Nuggets Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Singer here. + Avs Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Chambers here. + Rockies Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Patrick Saunders here. By The Numbers No. 12 The lowest remaining seed in the NCAA Tournament in the Oregon Ducks, who advanced to the Sweet 16 after beating No. 13 UC Irvine. Read more… Parting Shot Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (21), left, and starting pitcher German Marquez (48) at Salt River Fields at February 22, 2019. Predicting the 2019 major league season: World Series winner, how the Rockies will fare and more A new baseball season always provides an opportunity for the baseball pundits to forecast ahead, even if those forecasts end up wayward in the end. Here are predictions for the 2019 MLB season by The Denver Post. Read more… Get in Touch If you see something that’s cause for question or have a comment, thought or suggestion, email me at dboniface@denverpost.com or tweet me @danielboniface.
25 Mar 19
Nachrichten Welt

SCHLIESSEN SportsPulse: Das Duell zwischen Zion und Tacko erfüllte den Hype im aufregendsten Spiel des Turniers. USA TODAY's Scott Gleeson bricht zusammen, wie Duke eine historische Überraschung vermeiden konnte. USA HEUTE Das erste Wochenende des NCAA-Turniers steht in den Büchern, und es sind kaum Klammern gebrochen. Dies liegt daran, dass der diesjährige März-Wahnsinn einen beispiellosen […]

25 Mar 19
innovatorx

CLOSE SportsPulse: The Zion vs. Tacko duel lived up to the hype in the most exciting game of the tournament. USA TODAY’s Scott Gleeson breaks down how Duke was able to avoid a historic upset. USA TODAYSAN JOSE, Calif. — UC Irvine basketball coach Russell Turner said he and his players baited Oregon forward Louis…

25 Mar 19
Nachrichten Welt

SCHLIESSEN SportsPulse: Das Duell zwischen Zion und Tacko erfüllte den Hype im aufregendsten Spiel des Turniers. USA TODAY's Scott Gleeson bricht zusammen, wie Duke eine historische Überraschung vermeiden konnte. USA HEUTE SAN JOSE, Kalifornien – Der Basketballtrainer von UC Irvine, Russell Turner, sagte, er und seine Spieler hätten den König von Oregon geködert, indem sie […]

25 Mar 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
MLB Spring Training, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 a.m., MLB. Spring Training, New York Yankees at Washington Nationals: 2 p.m., MLB. Spring Training, Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers: 5 p.m., MLB. Spring Training, Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants: 6:30 p.m., NBCSBA. Basketball NCAA Division I Tournament, Women’s Second Round: 4 p.m., ESPN. NCAA NIT Tournament, Second Round: 4 p.m., ESPNU. NCAA NIT Tournament, Second Round: 6 p.m., ESPN2. NCAA NIT Tournament, Second Round: 6 p.m., ESPNU. NCAA Division I Tournament, Women’s Second Round: 6:30 p.m., ESPN. NCAA NIT Tournament, Second Round: 8 p.m., ESPNU. High School Jam Fest: 4:30 p.m., ESPN2. NHL Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild: 5 p.m., NBCSN. Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks: 7:30 p.m., NBCSCA. Soccer UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier, Serbia vs. Portugal: 12:30 p.m., ESPN2. College Softball Stanford vs. California: 2 p.m., PAC12BA. Tennis Miami Open, Men’s Third Round and Women’s Fourth Round: 8 a.m., TENNIS. Water Sports NCAA Water Polo, UC Irvine vs. Stanford, Women’s: 12:30 p.m., PAC12BA.
25 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

TULSA, Okla. – The second round of the NCAA tournament 2019 is officially in the books. We've eliminated 48 teams, and now there are only 16 remaining to break the nets at Minneapolis' last game of the season next month. And what a great ending to the opening weekend. After a few exciting first few […]

25 Mar 19
Pastor Dee's Blog

Tonight I went to “Buffalo Wild Wings” in Salem with three friends and we watched the Oregon vs UC Irvine NCAA basketball game on a super big screen, ate lots of spicy chicken, and drank Diet Pepsi. It was a super good game and the Oregon Ducks won 73 to 54. “March Madness”, the name […]

25 Mar 19
Nachrichten Welt

Bei 48 der 63 Spiele des NCAA-Turniers 2019 gibt es nur noch eine perfekte Klammer für alle großen Online-Klammer-Spiele: "Center Road" in unserem Bracket Challenge Game. Durch das Erreichen der Sweet 16 ohne Makel besitzt "Center Road" nun die längste Serie von korrekten Klammerpicks, die wir je gesehen haben, und zerstört damit den Rekord von […]

25 Mar 19
Johnny's Updates

This past week kicked off the most exciting time for College Basketball fans… MARCH MADNESS. This tournament that has been going on for decades has brought some of the best moments in sports history. Long shot teams get a chance to knock off the tops seeded teams in a well televised and watched setting. This […]

25 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

In 48 of the 63 games of NCAA 2019, there is only one perfect brace for all major online brace games: "Center Road" in our Bracket Challenge Game. Having reached Sweet 16 without blemish, Center Road now has the longest series of correct staple picks we've ever seen, destroying the record of 39 games that […]