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We’re celebrating our 2012 KMZU Basketball Dream Team by holding a broadcast to honor all the student athletes. We’ll be airing interviews with coaches talking about all the accomplishments of their Dream Team players throughout the season. Our KMZU Dream Team broadcast is coming up Friday March 30th starting at 7 p.m. Phone calls are rolling in and here are the Dream Team players to announce for today:

We’ve now got more than 60 coaches interviews lined up for our Dream Team broadcast!!

South Harrison Bulldogs and Coach Josh Gannan – junior Kaid Hendren and senior Cole Osborne

Windsor Lady Greyhounds and Coach Brad Forrest – freshman Bailey Rollins and junior Taylor Ebeling

Marshall Owls and Coach Cody Leonard – freshman Connor Cooley and junior Alex Maupin

Lawson Cardinals and Coach Brad Smith – seniors Taylor Dameron and Garrison Green

Lawson Lady Cardinals and Coach Lisa Glenn – seniors McKenzie McNeeley and Kayla Glenn

Chilhowee Indians and Coach Joe Murphy – junior Dillon Anstine and seniors Christian Harness and Merced Cisneros

Coaches when you’re ready to be interviewed about your Dream Team players just call us toll free here at KMZU at 866-542-5050. We’ll play back all those interviews and also announce the players and coaches of the year during our KMZU Dream Team broadcast on Friday March 30th starting at 7 p.m.

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Spring Training baseball:

The Kansas City Royals topped the Oakland A’s 8 – 3. The Royals will have split squad matchups against the Chicago White Sox and L.A. Angels. Both those games start at 3:05 this afternoon.

St. Louis beat the New York Mets 2 – 1. The Redbirds take on the Washington Nationals at 12:05 today.

The Cardinals have scratched Chris Carpenter from his scheduled opening day start on April 4 at Miami. The Redbirds have sent their ace back to St. Louis for tests following a setback in his recovery from a bulging disk in his neck.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is coming down hard on the people most closely associated with the New Orleans Saints’ well-publicized “bounty” program. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who now holds the same title with the St. Louis Rams, has been suspended indefinitely while head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the 2012 season. New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis got an eight-game suspension, and assistant coach Joe Vitt will miss the first six games this year.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Denver Broncos have finally completed a deal that sends quarterback Tim Tebow (TEE’-boh) and a seventh-round draft pick to the New York Jets for fourth- and sixth-round picks in this year’s draft. The trade was eventually completed after the Jets apparently balked at repaying Denver more than $5 million for a salary advance due Tebow. ESPN reported that the two sides had agreed to split that cost.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart has ended speculation he might take the open job at Illinois by announcing he’ll stay with the Rams. The decision by the young coach was cause for celebration among VCU fans and disappointment for their Illini counterparts. Illinois’ search for a replacement for fired coach Bruce Weber has begun to resemble the search last year for a new football coach, when the school’s top choices reportedly turned down the Illini.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The 49ers and quarterback Alex Smith have kissed and made up after San Francisco’s failed courtship of Peyton Manning, who signed with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday. A person with knowledge of the deal says the two sides have reached agreement on a three-year contract that will pay the first overall pick in the 2005 draft $8 million per season with $16.5 million guaranteed. Smith led San Francisco to the NFC championship game last season before becoming a free agent.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Big 12 basketball Newcomer of the Year is leaving Iowa State for a shot at an NBA career. Royce Williams is a 6-foot-8, 270-pound sophomore forward who led the Cyclones in scoring and rebounding this season.