MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NCAA tournament third-round game between seventh-seeded Oregon and second-seeded Wisconsin will have a decidedly hometown feel today. It's a virtual home game for Wisconsin since its campus in Madison is barely an 80-mile drive down Interstate 94. The Ducks have their own local draw with Milwaukee native Elgin Cook.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Pangos scored 26 points and Gary Bell Jr. added 17 for eighth-seeded Gonzaga, which beat Marcus Smart and the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-77 in the West region of the NCAA tournament yesterday. The Bulldogs, in their 16th straight NCAA tournament, will play top-seeded Arizona tomorrow.
MONTREAL (AP) — The Seattle Sounders game scheduled for today against the Impact has been postponed until tomorrow because of expected snow in Montreal. The Impact's home-opener is being delayed due to the fear of snow accumulation on the Olympic Stadium roof. The game will be played at 1 p.m. Due to the instability of the stadium dome, events cannot be held there if more than an inch of snow is forecast.
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Sounders midfielder and U.S. national team captain Clint Dempsey has been suspended for two games by Major League Soccer for violent conduct toward Toronto FC defender Mark Bloom in last week's match. MLS announced the suspension yesterday. Dempsey's action came in the 40th minute of Toronto's 2-1 victory. Dempsey hit Bloom in the stomach/groin area, a blow that was not seen by officials but was captured by television cameras.