(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: NFL free agency officially opens. Pacers hold off Sixers, host Raptors tomorrow. Purdue, Butler, Notre Dame set for postseason openers.
>>NFL Free Agency Starts Today
(Indianapolis, IN) — NFL teams can officially start signing free agents today. Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief is expected to ink a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Teams have been able to negotiate with free agents since Monday but the official signing period starts at 4 p.m. Eastern time today.
>>Pacers Hold Off Sixers
(Philadelphia,PA) — Myles Turner scored a team-high 25 points to lead the Pacers past the Sixers 101-98 in Philadelphia. Thaddeus Young pitched in with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana against his former club. Victor Oladipo struggled through a 4-for-21 night from the field and finished with 11 points in the winning effort. At 40-and-28, the Pacers hold a slim-advantage for third place in the Eastern Conference.
>>Pacers Host Raptors Tomorrow
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Pacers return home to welcome the Raptors to town tomorrow. Indy is looking for its fourth-straight win. Toronto is on a nine-game winning streak and has the best record in the East at 50-and-17 overall. The teams have split the first two meetings this season.
>>Purdue, Butler Set For First Round Of NCAA Tourney
(Undated) — Purdue and Butler are set for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers are the two-seed in the East Bracket and meet Cal-State Fullerton Friday in Detroit. Butler is the 10-seed in the East Bracket and faces Arkansas on Friday in Detroit. Notre Dame was left out of the “Big Dance” but clobbered Hampton 84-63 in the first-round of the NIT last night. They will face either Penn State or Temple in the second round.