ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Another top seed has been ousted from the NCAA tournament. Kansas fell to fourth-seeded Michigan last night in an overtime thriller in Arlington, Texas. Trey Burke scored all 23 of his points after halftime, including a long, tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation. Michigan will play third-seeded Florida Sunday for a trip to the Final Four.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wichita State stands just one win away from reaching the Final Four as a No. 9 seed. But the Shockers face no small task today when they match up with No. 2 seed Ohio State. The Buckeyes are trying to get back to the Final Four for the second straight year. They’ve benefited this year from two straight victories on dramatic, tiebreaking 3-pointers.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have ended Cactus League play the way they started, with plenty of offense, good pitching and a win. Alex Gordon, Jeff Francoeur, Elliot Johnson and Roman Hernandez homered for the Royals in their 5-1 win over Cleveland. It was the most successful spring training in franchise history, a major league best 25-7-2 record. The Royals open the regular season Monday in Chicago.
UNDATED (AP) — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey have accepted lucrative contracts. Verlander’s new deal includes an option for 2020 that could become guaranteed, making the pact potentially worth $202 million over eight seasons. Posey’s package includes a club option for 2022 that could raise the value to $186 million over a decade.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million, with about half of it guaranteed. The deal will lower Romo’s salary cap number of $16.8 million for 2013, giving the team more room to sign free agents and draft picks. The 32-year old Romo gets $55 million guaranteed and could be with Dallas through 2019.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Busch Stadium in St. Louis is about to host its first sport other than baseball since opening in 2006. It will be hosting a world-class soccer match later this spring. The Cardinals say English soccer teams Chelsea and Manchester City will play an exhibition game May 23. Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III says he wants to showcase the stadium’s versatility.