Apr 02, 2024

📢📰 Sports Headlines for Tuesday

Posted Apr 02, 2024 11:48 AM
Sports Headlines and News for Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024
Sports Headlines and News for Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

DALLAS (AP) — An attorney for Kansas City Chiefs player Rashee Rice says the wide receiver is cooperating with authorities after a speeding Corvette and Lamborghini sport utility vehicle caused a chain-reaction crash on a busy Dallas highway over the weekend. Police say the occupants of both of the speeding sports cars left the scene after the crash shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said Monday they were working to identify the occupants of the Corvette and Lamborghini. Sources told television station WFAA that one of the speeding vehicles was registered to Rice. An attorney for Rice says his client is cooperating with local authorities.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jordan Westburg hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to carry the Baltimore Orioles past the Kansas City Royals 6-4. Westburg’s opposite-field drive to right came on an 0-2 pitch from Nick Anderson after the Royals rallied to tie the game in the top of the inning. Ryan Mountcastle homered and drove in three runs for the Orioles. Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez homered for the Royals, the second straight game in which each went deep. Making his Kansas City debut after signing a two-year, $32 million contract in December, Michael Wacha gave up three runs in five innings.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Willson Contreras and Brendan Donovan each hit a two-run home run, Kyle Gibson was dominant in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals won 6-2 against their former manager Mike Schildt and the San Diego Padres. Shildt managed the Cardinals from August 2018 until 2021, when he was fired suddenly despite leading them to three straight playoff berths and winning the 2019 NL Manager of the Year Award. He worked in the Padres’ organization the last two seasons before being promoted to manager in October after Bob Melvin left for his hometown San Francisco Giants with one year remaining on his contract in San Diego.

CHICAGO (AP) — Shota Imanaga pitched six sparkling innings in his major league debut, and the Cubs used another defensive mistake by Nolan Jones to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Monday. Working in short sleeves on a cold, gray afternoon, Imanaga struck out nine in Chicago’s home opener. The Japanese left-hander, who signed a $53 million, four-year contract with the Cubs in January, allowed two singles and walked none — throwing 65 of his 92 pitches for strikes. Dakota Hudson also was impressive in his first start for Colorado, but a pair of errors on Jones on one play in the sixth sent the right-hander to the loss.

HOUSTON (AP) — Ronel Blanco of the Houston Astros threw the first no-hitter in the major leagues this season, blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 10-0. The right-hander struck out seven and walked two. He walked George Springer to start the game and again with two outs in the ninth. When Vladimir Guerrero Jr. grounded out to end it, Blanco smiled broadly before raising his arms above his head just before being mobbed by teammates. It was the 17th no-hitter in Astros history and the first in the majors since Philadelphia’s Michael Lorenzen threw one against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 9 of last year.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let other folks downplay the way the Pittsburgh Pirates have begun 2024. Manager Derek Shelton is thrilled that his club is 5-0 for the first time in 41 years. Pittsburgh also has scored at least a half-dozen runs each time out this deep into a season for the first time in at least 124 years. The Pirates opened a three-game series at the Washington Nationals with an 8-4 victory Monday night. That followed a four-game sweep at the Miami Marlins to open the season. Pittsburgh is coming off a 76-86 record a year ago and a fourth-place finish in the NL Central.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Caitlin Clark made nine 3-pointers and finished with 41 points and 12 assists in a sensational performance as Iowa knocked defending national champion LSU out of the women’s NCAA Tournament with a 94-87 victory, advancing the Hawkeyes to their second straight Final Four. Top-seeded Iowa will play UConn in the national semifinals Friday night in Cleveland. Monday’s highly anticipated matchup was a rematch of last year’s national championship game won by LSU, which drew a record 9.9 million viewers. With the game tied at 45 after an entertaining first half, Clark took over in the third quarter. She hit four 3-pointers in the period.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After being a spectator a year ago, Paige Bueckers is headed back to the Final Four after scoring 28 points and lifting UConn to a 80-73 win over Southern California in the women’s NCAA Tournament. Bueckers outdueled fabulous USC freshman All-American JuJu Watkins, sparking a decisive run over the final five minutes that sent third-seeded UConn to its 23rd Final Four, the most of any school. Leading 65-64, the Huskies scored 11 straight points, including seven from Bueckers and a three-point play from Aaliyah Edwards to finally put away the top-seeded Trojans. Edwards finished with 24 points. Watkins scored 29 points for USC.

UNDATED (AP) — Drake has hired Ben McCollum as its basketball coach. He replaces Darian DeVries, who was hired by West Virginia after taking the Bulldogs to three NCAA Tournaments in the last four years. The 42-year-old McCollum grew up in Storm Lake, Iowa, and played junior college ball in the state before finishing his playing career at Northwest Missouri State. He went into coaching at his alma mater, spent four years at rival Emporia State, then returned to the Bearcats in 2009 as a 27-year-old head coach. Over the next 15 seasons, Northwest Missouri State won four national championships along with 12 regular-season conference titles and eight conference tournament titles.




Final Atlanta 9 Chicago White Sox 0

Final L.A. Angels 7 Miami 4

Final Detroit 5 N.Y. Mets 0

Final N.Y. Yankees 5 Arizona 2


Final Baltimore 6 Kansas City 4

Final Texas 9 Tampa Bay 3

Final Houston 10 Toronto 0

Final Boston 9 Oakland 0

Final Seattle 5 Cleveland 4


Final Chicago Cubs 5 Colorado 0

Final Pittsburgh 8 Washington 4

Final Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 3

Final St. Louis 6 San Diego 2

Final L.A. Dodgers 8 San Francisco 3


Final Boston 118 Charlotte 104

Final Memphis 110 Detroit 108

Final Orlando 104 Portland 103

Final Indiana 133 Brooklyn 111

Final Atlanta 113 Chicago 101

Final Phoenix 124 New Orleans 111


Final Columbus 4 Colorado 1

Final Toronto 6 Florida 4

Final OT N-Y Islanders 4 Philadelphia 3

Final Pittsburgh 5 N-Y Rangers 2

Final Detroit 4 Tampa Bay 2

Final Winnipeg 4 Los Angeles 3

Final OT St. Louis 3 Edmonton 2