Fretting over the luxury tax threshold, Texas Rangers ownership faces the prospect of extending the contracts of both Yu Darvish and Jonathan Lucroy. Can they afford to? Or better yet, can they afford not to?
The Star-Telegram predicts how this year’s Final Four will unfold. Expect Gonzaga to knock off South Carolina, and then Oregon in the championship. North Carolina falls short once again in its bid for a sixth NCAA Tournament title.
The Horned Frogs’ coach is one of 20 finalists for the 2017 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award, given annually to the nation’s top Division I coach. Dixon has led the Horned Frogs (22-15) to Tuesday’s NIT semifinals after taking over a team that finished 12-21 last season.
The Mansfield baseball team was 13-6-1 heading into its Tuesday game and firmly entrenched among the 4-6A district standings leaders. The Tigers have had several players step up this season, including catcher Justin Marino, a player coach Randy Davis said has made invaluable contributions.
The Horned Frogs (22-15) have soaked in some special New York moments during their trip to the NIT semifinals, from pizza, to shopping, to sightseeing to some poignant lessons learned at West Point, the site of Sunday’s practice.
Among the men’s college basketball teams that received postseason bids to the NIT or NCAA Tournament, only TCU (22-15) is still competing. That serves as some sweet irony for the team’s four seniors heading into Tuesday’s NIT semifinals against Central Florida (24-11) in Madison Square Garden.
Justin Northwest football player and discus thrower Caden McDonald enjoys the self-accountability of track and field. But if he wants to continue to throw the discus in college, he’ll have to compete as an independent. - The Lonnquist Notes