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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…...

NCAA Basketball…

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….


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