Sports – Friday, March 29th

| March 29, 2013 | 6:35 am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 9 seed Wichita State defeated 13th-seeded La Salle 72-58 last night to reach the final eight of the NCAA tournament for the first time in 32 years. Malcolm Armstead scored 18 points and Carl Hall added 16 for the Shockers, who will face No. 2 seed Ohio State tomorrow. Tyrone Garland and Jerrell Wright had 16 points apiece for La Salle.

(Kansas City, MO)  –  Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress will reunite with old colleague Andy Reid on a revamped Chiefs’ staff with the team naming Reid’s onetime offensive coordinator as an assistant.  The Chiefs officially classified Childress as the club’s spread game analyst/special projects coach.  Childress spent seven years under Reid with the Eagles from 1999-to-2005.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez both homered yesterday in the Kansas City Royals’ 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Royals starter Ervin Santana allowed two runs and seven hits in four innings of work. Bryson Smith hit a pinch-hit homer for the Reds.

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed just two hits in six innings yesterday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0. Edward Mujica, Trevor Rosenthal and Mitchell Boggs combined to allow only one hit over the final three innings. Matt Holliday had an RBI single for the game’s lone run.

(Kansas City, KS)  –  Sporting Kansas City hosts Montreal tomorrow night at Sporting Park looking to hand the Impact their first loss of the season.  KC’s last two games have ended in 0-0 ties.  They split their opening two games of the season.  The Impact are off to a 4-and-0 start.

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