10 March 2017 Sports
Boys Sectional Basketball Results from March 9th
#1 Ripon 53, @2 Waupun 50-The Tigers Melvin Lee hit a 3-pointer at the
buzzer to win it. Lee finished with a game-high 26 points while Ben
Vander Plas and Eddie Muench each scored nine. Ripon will Martin Luther
Saturday at Whitefish Bay.
Adams-Friendship 45, Platteville 43
Mauston 68, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 65
Oshkosh North 67, Marshfield 54
Cedarburg 57, Beaver Dam 54
Romo says farewell to fans, but stays with Cowboys for now
DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo remained with the Cowboys as the first day of free agency wrapped up Thursday, although the quarterback essentially said goodbye to Dallas fans in a video posted on Twitter.
The Burlington, Wisconsin native wasn’t released when the NFL opened for business after being told he would be, with reports surfacing hours before players could officially join other teams that the Cowboys were seeking a trade to try to get something for their former 10-year starter.
Not long after news broke that Houston had traded Brock Osweiler to Cleveland, which led to instant speculation that the Texans would target Romo, the four-time Pro Bowler posted the video from the workout room in his house. He thanked fans and said “it’s been a crazy 48 hours here.”
Romo, who turns 37 next month and missed most of the past two seasons with injuries, lost the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott while rehabbing a back injury sustained in the preseason.
Bears cut Cutler as NFL free agency opens
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have closed the book on the Jay Cutler era as their franchise quarterback, after an unfulfilling eight years that included only one postseason appearance.
The Bears made cutting Cutler their first official move as the NFL free agent market opened, while they were reportedly working toward an agreement to replace him with former Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon.
Cutler’s final year with the Bears ended with a 3-13 record. Thumb and shoulder injuries limited him to five games. There was no guaranteed money left on the contract extension he signed a few days after the 2013 season, making the move to cut the 33-year-old widely expected.
Eagles sign WR Jefferey to a one year contract
CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with Chicago wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on a one-year contract.
Jeffery was considered the top receiver available in free agency, but he couldn’t secure a long-term deal to remain in Chicago or from another team. The Eagles agreed to a three-year deal with wideout Torrey Smith earlier Thursday.
Jeffery is coming off two down seasons, and he missed 11 games due to injury and suspension. His last standout season came in 2014, when he had 1,133 yards receiving and 10 TDs. Jeffery went to the Pro Bowl in 2013 after catching 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven TDs.
Powell scores 17 and Seton Hall wears down Marquette
NEW YORK (AP) — Myles Powell scored 17 points and capped a 17-2 second-half spurt with an unusual 3-pointer as defending champion Seton Hall continued its good play at Madison Square Garden with an 82-76 win over Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday.
The win was the eighth in 10 games for the fifth-seeded Pirates (21-10) and it set up a semifinal matchup with second-ranked and top-seeded Villanova, which ripped St. John’s 108-67. The Wildcats swept the fifth-seeded Pirates this season, winning by an average of 26 points.
Angel Delgado overcame two early fouls and finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds and nine — his 13th consecutive double-double, and his 26th overall. Khadeen Carrington added 19 points, clinching the win from the free throw line, Madison Jones added 13 and Desi Rodriguez had 11.
Andrew Rowsey had 23 points to lead fourth-seeded Marquette (19-12), which is looking for its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2013. Markus Howard hit some late 3-pointers to finish with 16 and Katin Reinhardt had 12 points.