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Thursday Moring Sports Update-03/18/2021

NCAAMBB – 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – First Four Today 16 Texas Southern vs. 16 Mount St. Mary’s, 5:10 p.m. News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM          East Region 11 Drake vs. 11 Wichita State, 6:27 p.m.                    News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM       

Lions Land Jamaal Williams

  A person familiar with the situation says running back Jamaal Williams has agreed to sign with the Detroit Lions. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. Reports

Bears & DE Edwards Agree To Extension

  The Chicago Bears and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. have agreed to a three-year contract extension through 2023. Edwards had a career-high four sacks and seven quarterback hits after signing with Chicago prior to last season.

A-P College Basketball Polls

  This week’s Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. First-place votes are in parentheses, records are through Mar. 14… 1. Gonzaga (60) 26-0 2. Illinois 23-6 3. Baylor 22-2 4. Michigan 20-4 5. Alabama 24-6 6. Houston

H.S. Basketball District Schedules

  The high school basketball district tournaments will take place next week, March 22-27.  Girls’ games will be played on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Boy’s games will be played on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday…   GIRLS’ DISTRICTS

Wolverines Advance In Big Ten Tournament

  Mike Smith scored 18 points and set a Big Ten Tournament record with 15 assists to help No. 4 Michigan rally from a 12-point first half deficit to defeat eighth-seeded Maryland 79-66. The Wolverines reached Saturday’s

MSU Drops Big Ten Tournament Opener

  Eric Ayala scored 21 points, Aaron Wiggins added 19 and Maryland dominated Michigan State in the second half to take a 68-57 win in a first-round Big Ten tournament game. The eighth-seeded Terrapins gave their NCAA

Former Cubs Exec. Passes Away

  Blake Cullen, an executive for the Chicago Cubs and the National League who went on to own minor league hockey, baseball and soccer teams, died Monday at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Cullen was the Cubs’

Strop Returns To The Cubs

  Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has returned to training camp after he was kept away for a couple days for violating baseball’s COVID-19 protocols. The team said Sunday that Strop was being kept away from his

Lions Add Receiving Depth

  The Detroit Lions have signed Tyrell Williams, adding much-needed depth at wide receiver with a player they hope can stay healthy. The Lions made the move this morning. Detroit’s top receivers from last season are free

A-P College Basketball Polls

  This week’s Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. First-place votes are in parentheses, records are through Mar. 7. 1. Gonzaga (61) 24-0 2. Baylor (2) 21-1 3. Illinois 20-6 4. Michigan 19-3 5. Iowa 20-7 6.