- Boozer’s big night leads Bulls over Magic 85-59 (Yahoo! Sports)
If the Chicago Bulls are going to make a run at an NBA championship this season, they will need a healthy Derrick Rose to do it. For now, though, they continue to find a way to beat the top teams in the Eastern Conference without their most indispensable star. With the reigning MVP out nursing a sore groin for the fourth straight game, Rose’s teammates used a smothering defense and capitalized…
- Mets’ future brightens with Madoff settlement (Yahoo! Sports)The New York Mets’ owners scored an early-season victory Monday, stabilizing the club’s financial future in a deal with a trustee for Bernard Madoff’s fraud victims that requires them to pay millions less than they might have — and lifts a dark cloud from a team whose dismal play seemed to mirror its misfortune in the owner’s box.
- UConn women’s stellar D leads them past K-State (Yahoo! Sports)
Bria Hartley and the Connecticut Huskies nearly played a flawless defensive game in a record rout of Kansas State. Hartley scored 13 of her 16 points in the first half and top-seeded UConn set a women’s NCAA tournament record for fewest points allowed in a 72-26 victory Monday night. “I think it was definitely close to a perfect game — you can always do better,” Hartley said.
- Former Jaguars QB Garrard signs with Dolphins (Yahoo! Sports)Quarterback David Garrard signed a one-year contract Monday with the Miami Dolphins and said he was told he’ll be given a shot at the starting job. He’s not sure yet who else will be part of the competition, though. The Dolphins reached agreement with the former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback after failed courtships with Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn.
- Cabrera hurt in Tigers’ 4-3 loss to Phillies (Yahoo! Sports)Miguel Cabrera looked like a prize fighter on the wrong end of a right hook. Cabrera left Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies with a bloody face after a hard grounder from Hunter Pence hit Detroit’s six-time All-Star near the right eye. Cabrera was taken to a hospital to receive stitches and get precautionary X-rays.
- Peyton Manning chooses Broncos, deal pending (Yahoo! Sports)The Denver Broncos got their Man. Make that Peyton Manning. Pending final contract negotiations, Manning will join John Elway’s Broncos with hopes of winning another Super Bowl. So much for Tebowmania. Still to be decided is what happens to last season’s quarterback sensation, Tim Tebow. The Broncos and Manning agent Tom Condon spent Monday working out parameters of a deal expected to be worth…
- College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins retires (Yahoo! Sports)Bobby Cremins said this time he is stepping down for good. Nearly two months after taking a medical leave of absence from the College of Charleston men’s basketball team, an emotional Cremins announced Monday he was retiring from the game. But he struggled to get the words out. The coach’s voice cracked and he fought back tears as he addressed players, friends and administrators on the floor…
- UNC PG’s father: Marshall recovering from surgery (Yahoo! Sports)
The father of North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall said Monday his son is recovering from surgery on his broken right wrist and it’s unclear if he’ll return for the NCAA regional games in St. Louis. Dennis Marshall said the procedure done in Chapel Hill, N.C., to insert a screw into his son’s wrist lasted about 35 minutes.
- Agent: Panthers add RB Tolbert from Chargers (Yahoo! Sports)The Carolina Panthers have added more depth to their already deep stable of running backs. The Panthers announced Monday they’ve signed free agent Mike Tolbert from the San Diego Chargers. Tolbert spent three seasons with Ron Rivera, who was the Chargers defensive coordinator before becoming the Panthers head coach.