Tournament teams to be revealed
Eds: Show airs at 6 p.m. EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The 68 teams that will be playing in the NCAA Tournament will be revealed today live on TBS.
First, the automatic bids will be announced in alphabetical order by conference. Then at-large selections will be revealed in alphabetical order by team. After that, the brackets and pairings will be unveiled by regions.
CBS and Turner Sports executives say the 68 teams selected will be announced in the first 10 minutes of the show, and the entire bracket will be revealed in 45 minutes.
Giants release veteran cornerback Rodgers-Cromartie
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have cut veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Rodgers-Cromartie and the team failed to rework his contract, which called for him to make $6.5 million in salary and a cap hit of $8.5 million.
The 2017 season was a difficult one for the 10-year pro who didn’t have an interception and was suspended for one game by then-coach Ben McAdoo for leaving practice without permission.
Rodgers-Cromartie was a first-round draft pick out of Tennessee State by the Cardinals in 2008. He played three seasons for Arizona, getting 13 interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. He then went to Philadelphia for two years, Denver for one before spending the last four seasons with New York.
Rodgers-Cromartie will be 32 in April.
Marchand out with upper-body injury against Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Boston Bruins leading scorer Brad Marchand sat out Sunday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks with an upper-body injury.
Marchand, who has a team-high 29 goals and 69 points, collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair in the first period of Saturday’s game between the teams in Boston.
Duclair had to be helped off the ice, favoring his right leg, and is expected to miss up to two weeks according to coach Joel Quenneville.
Marchand continued in the game, playing just over 20 minutes and finishing with two assists in the Bruins’ 7-4 win, their sixth straight.