Saturday, March 30, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…...
Sweet 16 action from last night:
Michigan knocked off #1 seed Kansas in overtime, 87 – 85
overall #1 seed Louisville beat Oregon 77 – 69
Duke beat Michigan State 71 – 61
and Florida knocked of 15-seed Cinderella-story Florida Gulf Coast 62 - 50
LeBron James scored 36 points, hitting six consecutive 3-pointers in less than six minutes during the first half, and the Miami Heat rebounded from their first loss in nearly two months to beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-89 on Friday night. The Heat’s 27-game winning streak ended in Chicago on Wednesday.
other NBA winners last night include: Denver, San Antonio, Minnesota, Memphis, Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, Boston, Orlando, and Utah
The Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo reached an agreement on a blockbuster six-year extension worth $108 million, making him the highest paid player in franchise history.
and the Chicago Bears announced Friday they have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran quarterback Josh McCown, who will serve as a backup to Jay Cutler.
Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million. Verlander’s deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million.
and The Giants rewarded the National League MVP and batting champion catcher Buster Posey with a $167 million, nine-year contract Friday.
pre-season baseball games Friday:
The White Sox beat Milwaukee 7 – 2
The Cardinals lost to the Mets 7 – 2
and the Cubs and Astros played to a 10 inning 6 – 6 tie.
the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1
That’s your WHPO Sports update….