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WHPO Sports Update

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: March 05, 2013
  • school: WHPO Sports Update

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..

NCAA…

Gonzaga is the #1 team in the nation for the first time ever in this week’s AP top 25 poll.  The Bulldogs have the best record in Division I at 29-2, and swapped places with Indiana who lost to Minnesota last week.  Indiana at #2, followed by Duke, Kansas, and Georgetown for the top 5.  Note to Illinois fans….one of those 2 Gonzaga losses is to the Fighting Illini.

games last night:

#4 Kansas beat up on Texas Tech 79 – 42

#8 Louisville beat Cincinnati 67 – 51

NBA…

The Heat beat the Timberwolves 97 – 81 for their 15th straight win.

Orlando over New Orleans 105 – 102

Milwaukee got by Utah in OT 109 – 108

The Knicks beat the Cavaliers 102 – 97

Denver over Atlanta 104 - 88

Portland beat Charlotte 122 - 105

Golden State beat Toronto 125 - 118


MLB…

Pre-season baseball continues:

The Cubs lost to the Indians 13 -5

The White Sox beat the Giants 6 – 2

and the Cardinals lost to the Twins 7 - 0

 


NFL…

The Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco officially announced Monday his new six-year, $120.6 million deal that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid player.  The Super Bowl MVP will receive a $29 million signing bonus and $52 million in guaranteed money. He will be paid $51 million over the first two years of the deal.


Soccer…

Carlos Tevez scored in 1st half extra time to give Manchester City their only goal in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in English Premier League play on Monday.  City trails Manchester United by 12 points with just 10 Premiership games remaining.

 

Reminder:
Parents find all of your Hoopeston spring and summer sport sign-ups at the WHPO Business Expo this weekend at the Civic Center:  Hoopeston Girls Softball, Hoopeston Area Youth Baseball (T-Ball, Instructional, Minor, Major & Pony leagues), the Hoopeston Area Youth Soccer Academy, and Hoopeston Sting Rays swim team will all have registration and information at their booths Saturday & Sunday.

All of those groups, as well the Rossville Youth Baseball & Softball organization can be found on Facebook - to learn the latest about sign-ups and volunteer opportunities.

 

That’s your WHPO Sports Update….I’m Kevin Jett

 

visit WHPO Sports online for this daily report plus links to area schools websites for their spring sports schedules…