Here is the latest sports news: First Four recap. First round of NCAA Tournament begins today. Warriors’ lose Klay Thompson to thumb injury. Browns’ Thomas calls it a career. Tiger Woods back on the course today.

>>First Four Roundup

(Dayton, OH) — The First Four is over after the final two games in Dayton. Texas Southern beat North Carolina Central 64-46 in a battle of 16 seeds. The Tigers take on top-seeded Xavier tomorrow in Nashville in the West Region. Syracuse’s zone slowed down Arizona State 60-56 in the nightcap. The 11th-seeded Orange will face sixth-seeded TCU tomorrow in the Midwest Regional in Detroit.

>>NCAA Tournament Tips Off Today

(Undated) — The two most exciting days of the college basketball season are finally here. The first round of the NCAA Tournament tips off today with 16 of the 32 games. Oklahoma and Trae Young get the action started against Rhode Island in a 10-seven battle at 12:15 p.m. Eastern. Number-one seeds Kansas and Villanova are also in action. Sixteen more games are on tap tomorrow.

>>Warriors’ Klay Thompson Out With Fractured Thumb

(Oakland, CA) — Warriors sharp-shooter Klay Thompson is on the shelf. He has a fractured right thumb and will be re-evaluated a week from Thursday. ESPN reports Thompson could miss up to two weeks. He suffered the injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. Golden State beat the Lakers 117-106 last night without Thompson, Steph Curry or Draymond Green.

>>Browns’ Thomas Retires

(Cleveland, OH) — One of the best to ever do it as his position is hanging up his cleats. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas announced he’s retiring after 11 NFL seasons. Thomas played his entire career in Cleveland and will hold a press conference on Monday. The 33-year-old is a lock to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being drafted with the third-overall pick in 2007.

>>Tigers Woods Teeing It Up At Bay Hill Today

(Orlando, FL) — Tigers Woods is set to begin the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando today. Woods is coming off a tie for second place at the Valspar Championship last weekend in Palm Harbor, Florida. The 14-time major champion is preparing for The Masters early next month. Woods has won four career Green Jackets at Augusta, with the last coming in 2005.


Orlando Magic 126, Milwaukee Bucks 117
Washington Wizards 125, Boston Celtics 124 (2 OT)
Sacramento Kings 123, Miami Heat 119 (OT)
Golden State Warriors 117, Los Angeles Lakers 106

Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Dallas Stars 5 (SO)
New York Rangers 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (OT)
San Jose Sharks 4, Edmonton Oilers 3 (OT)
Anaheim Ducks 3, Vancouver Canucks 0
New Jersey Devils 8, Vegas Golden Knights 3

NCAA Tournament
#16 Texas Southern Tigers 64, #16 North Carolina Central Eagles 46 (First Four at Dayton, OH)
#11 Syracuse Orange 60, #11 Arizona State Sun Devils 56 (First Four at Dayton, OH)

MLB Grapefruit League
Miami Marlins 5, New York Mets 1
Tampa Bay Rays 9, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 1
Atlanta Braves 5, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Boston Red Sox 2, Minnesota Twins 1
Baltimore Orioles 7, New York Yankees 4

MLB Cactus League
Milwaukee Brewers 11, Chicago White Sox 3
Kansas City Royals 7, Chicago Cubs 6
Cleveland Indians 7, Los Angeles Angels 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Cincinnati Reds 3
Seattle Mariners 5, San Francisco Giants 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 11, Colorado Rockies 6

>>THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

7:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks
7:30 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets
8:30 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs
9:00 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz
9:00 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets
10:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues
10:00 p.m. – Detroit Red Wings at Los Angeles Kings
10:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Arizona Coyotes

NCAA Tournament:

East Region
6:50 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats vs. Radford Highlanders (at Pittsburgh, PA)
7:27 p.m. – #3 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. #14 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (at Dallas, TX)
9:20 p.m. – #8 Virginia Tech Hokies vs. #9 Alabama Crimson Tide (at Pittsburgh, PA)
9:57 p.m. – #6 Florida Gators vs. #11 St. Bonaventure Bonnies (at Dallas, TX)

Midwest Region
12:15 p.m. – #7 Rhode Island Rams vs. #10 Oklahoma Sooners (at Pittsburgh, PA)
2:00 p.m. – #1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. #16 Pennsylvania Quakers (at Wichita, KS)
2:45 p.m. – #2 Duke Blue Devils vs. #15 Iona Gaels (at Pittsburgh, PA)
4:30 p.m. – #8 Seton Hall Pirates vs. #9 North Carolina State Wolfpack (at Wichita, KS)

South Region
12:40 p.m. – #3 Tennessee Volunteers vs. #14 Wright State Raiders (at Dallas, TX)
3:10 p.m. – #6 Miami Hurricanes vs. #11 Loyola (Chi) Ramblers (at Dallas, TX)
7:10 p.m. – #5 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #12 Davidson Wildcats (at Boise, ID)
9:40 p.m. – #4 Arizona Wildcats vs. #13 Buffalo Bulls (at Boise, ID)

West Region
1:30 p.m. – #4 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. #13 UNC Greensboro Spartans (at Boise, ID)
4:00 p.m. – #5 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #12 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (at Boise, ID)
7:20 p.m. – #6 Houston Cougars vs. #11 San Diego State Aztecs (at Wichita, KS)
9:50 p.m. – #3 Michigan Wolverines vs. #14 Montana Grizzlies (at Wichita, KS)

MLB Grapefruit League
1:05 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays (at Port Charlotte, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at St. Louis Cardinals (at Jupiter, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Houston Astros at Washington Nationals (at West Palm Beach, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves (at Kissimmee, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees (at Tampa, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox (at Fort Myers, FL)
1:10 p.m. – Miami Marlins at New York Mets (at Port St. Lucie, FL)

MLB Cactus League
4:05 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Dodgers (at Glendale, AZ)
4:05 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs (at Mesa, AZ)
4:05 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Texas Rangers (at Surprise, AZ)
4:05 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians (at Goodyear, AZ)
4:10 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Colorado Rockies (at Scottsdale, AZ)
9:10 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels (at Tempe, AZ)
9:40 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (at Peoria, AZ)
10:05 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (at Mesa, AZ)

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