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Preview: Illinois vs. Michigan

Michigan was supposed to unravel when Mitch McGary was lost to a back injury, but it proved to be the turning point of the season instead. The top-seeded Wolverines, who eye their sixth straight win in Friday's quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis against Illinois, sported a 6-4 record when their rugged forward was ruled out indefinitely. The Wolverines rallied to win 17 of their final 20 games, including 15 in league play – the most by the school since 1993.

Preview: Illinois vs. Michigan

Michigan was supposed to unravel when Mitch McGary was lost to a back injury, but it proved to be the turning point of the season instead. The top-seeded Wolverines, who eye their sixth straight win in Friday's quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis against Illinois, sported a 6-4 record when their rugged forward was ruled out indefinitely. The Wolverines rallied to win 17 of their final 20 games, including 15 in league play – the most by the school since 1993.

Tampa Bay Rays - PlayerWatch

LHP David Price will start the Rays' season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays on March 31 at Tropicana Field. "After many hours of discussion and back and forth among the staff and discussion on my Twitter account, we've decided to go with David Price as the Opening Day starter," manager Joe Maddon said March 13 with tongue in cheek.

Preview: Colorado vs. California

An NCAA Tournament berth could be on the line Thursday when No. 5 seed Colorado meets fourth-seeded California in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. The game is a rematch from last Saturday, when the Golden Bears edged the Buffaloes 66-65 in overtime in Berkeley despite going without a field goal in the extra period. The win earned California a first-round bye in the league tournament, where Colorado edged upset-minded USC 59-56 in Wednesday's first round.

New Orleans Saints - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - New Orleans Saints - INSIDE SLANT The New Orleans Saints made quite the splash for a team that didn't have a lot of salary cap space going into the new league year on Tuesday afternoon. While fans were worried about the team having enough cap dollars to re-sign All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham, even after they purged four respected players from the roster, the Saints flew under the radar to land Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd.

Idaho hockey fans sue arena over beer prices, saying 'large' cup holds same amount as 'small'

BOISE, Idaho - A handful of Idaho hockey fans sued a Boise arena on Tuesday, saying they were duped into thinking a $7 beer contains more brew than a $4 beer. The lawsuit says CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, defrauded customers by charging $3 more for a tall, narrow cup advertised as a "large" that actually holds the same amount of beer as the shorter, wider cup described as a "small." Arena spokesman Mike Campbell said he hadn't yet seen the lawsuit and can't comment.

Football: Liverpool to play Roma in US friendly

Liverpool will play Roma in a pre-season friendly in the US for the second time in two years, promoters said Wednesday. The warm-up match for the 2014-2015 campaign will be staged July 23 at Fenway Park, the home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, who like Liverpool are owned by Fenway Sports Group. The two sides met at Fenway Park 2012 when Roma won 2-1 in front of more than 37,000 fans at the famed ballpark in its centennial year.

Preview: Washington vs. Utah

Utah reached the 20-win mark for the first time since 2008-09, but the Utes are still on the outside looking in when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. They’ll aim to improve their chances with a long run at this week’s Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, starting with Wednesday’s first-round matchup against No. 9 seed Washington. The teams split two meetings this season, with Washington winning 59-57 in Seattle and Utah registering a 78-69 victory in Salt Lake City.

New York Giants - PlayerWatch

C David Baas will be released, saving $1.775 million in salary-cap room, the Star-Ledger reported. WR Hakeem Nicks, who will officially become a free agent Tuesday, wants to let teams know he is medically cleared, according to documents obtained by ESPN.

Cincinnati claims share of AAC title

Cincinnati claims share of AAC title PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Not much was expected from the Cincinnati Bearcats in their first season in the American Athletic Conference. Coach Mick Cronin's team received only one vote in a preseason poll and was picked to finish fourth in the conference.
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