KWBG Sports for March 24th

Posted on 24 March 2014 by KWBG

UNDATED (AP) — Top seed Wichita State, second seed Kansas and No. 3 Creighton were upset during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament yesterday. Twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison combined for 39 points and No. 8 Kentucky erased a nine-point, second-half deficit before handing the Shockers their only loss of the season, 78-76. No. 10 Stanford rallied in the second half to beat the Jayhawks 60-57, and Creighton absorbed an 85-55 beating by Baylor.

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have tabled contract negotiations with reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer until after the season. The Tigers say in a statement that Scherzer rejected their most recent offer. Scherzer struck out 240 batters in 214 1/3 innings last season, and went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have padded their lead in the NHL’s Western Conference by ending their two-game skid. David Backes (BAK’-ehs) scored the lone goal on a deflection and Brian Elliott stopped 33 shots as the Blues blanked the Penguins 1-0 in Pittsburgh. The outcome puts the West-leading Blues three points ahead of San Jose and keeps the Penguins six points behind the East-leading Boston Bruins.

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish. Kyle Busch capably blocked Larson and outlasted Stewart and Kurt Busch to become NASCAR’s fifth winner in five races already this season. Jimmie Johnson was comfortably in front when he blew a tire with seven laps left, precipitating the wild finish.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, shooting a final round 2-under-70 to finish 13 shots under par, one in front of Keegan Bradley. Adam Scott ended play two shots off the lead to finish third after a 4-over 76. Hunter Mahan (MAY’-han) had to withdraw from the tournament because of soreness in his lower back.

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