Sports News-March 13, 2012

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     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans will be visiting
with four-time NFL Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning, according
to a person familiar with the situation. ESPN.com first reported
Titans coach Mike Munchak will meet with Manning after a session
with Miami coach Joe Philbin. Manning played at the University of
Tennessee before he was taken first overall by the Colts in the
1998 draft.
     
     NEW YORK (AP) - Two people familiar with the decision tell The
Associated Press the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins will
lose salary cap space for the next two seasons for overspending on
contracts during the 2010 uncapped season. ESPN reported that the
Redskins will lose $36 million in space, and the Cowboys will
forfeit $10 million. This year's salary cap is $120.6 million, and
the two sources tell the AP the losses can be spread over two
years.
     
     UNDATED (AP) - Randy Moss is back in the NFL, accepting a
one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Pittsburgh has
tendered an offer to restricted free agent wide receiver Mike
Wallace, which gives the Steelers the right to match any offer made
to Wallace or receive compensation if he signs with another team.
And the New York Jets have agreed to a three-year contract with
Sione Pouha, who would have become a free
agent today.
     
     UNDATED (AP) - The final Associated Press men's basketball poll
has Kentucky and Syracuse ranked one-two for the seventh straight
week after the schools grabbed No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.
Missouri climbed to third after its victory in the Big 12 title
game. North Carolina is fourth, followed by Michigan State, Kansas,
Ohio State, Duke, Baylor and Florida State. The Tar Heels and
Spartans claimed No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tourney.
     
     UNDATED (AP) - Baylor has received the top overall seed in the
NCAA women's basketball tournament and will play out of the Des
Moines region as the Lady Bears try to become the seventh team to
post a perfect season and the first ever to win 40 games.
Connecticut is the No. 1 seed in the Kingston, Rhode Island,
region. Notre Dame heads up the Raleigh region and Stanford tops
the Fresno region. Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee and Duke were
given second seeds.


Creighton basketball sophomore Doug McDermott has been named a first-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association.  He is Creighton's first player to be named first-team All-American since the USBWA began handing out the honors in 1957.  McDermott was already one of 20 men on the Oscar Robertson Award watch list, which is awarded to the nation's top player on March 19.  The Bluejays’ only other All-American came in 2003, when Kyle Korver earned second-team accolades.  McDermott has already been named Larry Bird Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the State Farm MVC Tournament in the past ten days.  Last Monday, he was tabbed a first-team All-American by ESPN.com's Jason King, and last Tuesday was named a second-team All-American by Sporting News.  McDermott ranks third nationally with his 23.2 scoring average and seventh with his 61% shooting from the floor.  He also ranks second in the MVC with 8.2 rebounds per game and 50% marksmanship from three-point range.

Top ranked Wayne State College held tenth ranked Metro State to just 25% field goal shooting as the Wildcats earned their first-ever trip to the Elite Eight with a 50-36 win over the Roadrunners last night in the Central Regional Women’s Basketball Tournament final played in Wayne.  It was the 46th straight win at home for the Wildcats, who take a 32-2 record to the Elite Eight, while Metro State ends the year at 27-4.  Senior Ashley Arlen led Wayne State in scoring with twelve points followed by Clare Duwelius with eleven and Ellen Hansen added a double-double with eleven points and ten rebounds.  Arlen was named the Most Valuable Player of the Central Region Tournament.  She was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammate Ali Schwartzwald.  Wayne State now advances to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in San Antonio, Texas where the Wildcats will face East Region champion Bentley of Massachusetts.  The Falcons are ranked fifth in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll and will take a 30-3 record heading into an Elite Eight matchup on Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00.

Local Schedule:  South Dakota St. At Nebraska (Bsbl-1:35); BYU at Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park (Bsbl-6:00); WSC at NW Missouri St. At Maryville, MO (SB DH-2:00).

Local Scores:  Nebraska 9 California 5 (Bsbl).

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final  Milwaukee    105  New Jersey     99
     Final  Charlotte     73  New Orleans    71
     Final  Chicago      104  New York       99
     Final  San Antonio  112  Washington     97
     Final  Utah         105  Detroit        90
     Final  Minnesota    127  Phoenix       124
     Final  Boston        94  L-A Clippers   85
    
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final OT   Buffalo     3  Montreal   2
     Final OT   Colorado    3  Anaheim    2
     Final      San Jose    3  Edmonton   2
     Final 2OT  Nashville   5  Phoenix    4

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