Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..
….Minnesota fired head coach Tubby Smith and UCLA parted ways with their coach Ben Howland…just a couple days after each coach’s team was ousted from the NCAA tournament. Smith had rebuilt the Golden Gophers the past 6 seasons after the team was rattled by an academic cheating scandal before he took over. Howland spent 10 years at UCLA….
taking the team to three Final Fours and winning the Pac-12 title this season.
high school basketball news…
Simeon senior forward Jabari Parker was announced as the first two-time Illinois Mr. Basketball winner on Monday. Parker, a Duke recruit, was the first non-senior to win the award last season.
New Orleans beat Denver 110 – 86
Indiana 100 – Atlanta 94
Miami cruised to its 27th straight win…beating Orlando 108 – 94
Washington beat Memphis 107 – 94
Utah 107 – Philadelphia 91
Golden State got by the LA Lakers 109 - 103
Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture of his lower back in a last-lap crash involving former Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Charlotte, NC.
The LA Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5 – 4 in Chicago last nite.
The Cubs and White Sox both lost spring training games yesterday…while the Cardinals won.
Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday and returned to No. 1 in the world for the first time since October 2010.
FIFA says it is studying a protest from the Costa Rica soccer federation, which wants a World Cup qualifier against the United States replayed after losing 1-0 in a snowstorm in last Friday’s match played in Commerce City, Colo.
while that appeal is considered….the US team is in Mexico City tonight for their next World Cup qualifying match versus the Mexican national team.
That’s your WHPO Sports update….I’m Kevin Jett