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Broncos Will Try to Trade Cutler

Posted: March 31, 2009 11:56 PM ; Updated: March 31, 2009 11:57 PM

Apparently convinced that their rift with Jay Cutler is irreconcilable, the Broncos have decided to pursue a trade for their disgruntled quarterback before the April 25 draft.

In a stunning turn of events, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen released a statement at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday saying both he and coach Josh McDaniels had been unable to get Cutler to call them back over the last 10 days.

Bowlen said he spoke with Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, on Tuesday and came away convinced "that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos."

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LeBron Leads Cavs Past Pistons

Posted: March 31, 2009 11:42 PM ; Updated: March 31, 2009 11:57 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James fired down the lane at full speed, ignored Rasheed Wallace's feeble attempt to stop him and scored.

Cleveland's star then stood under the basket, flexing his biceps like a bodybuilder for all to admire.

Make no mistake, there's a new bully in the Central Division.

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UConn Women Head to Final Four

Posted: March 31, 2009 11:32 PM ; Updated: March 31, 2009 11:57 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Connecticut didn't even bother cutting down the nets after wrapping up a second consecutive trip to the Final Four.

The Huskies have bigger goals in mind.

The UConn express is heading to St. Louis in search of two more victories and a national championship.

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Celtics "Shutting Down" Garnett

Posted: March 31, 2009 2:30 PM ; Updated: March 31, 2009 2:32 PM

Also see Hoophead's Basketball Splog

WALTHAM, Massachusetts (AP) -- The Boston Celtics are "shutting down" injured star Kevin Garnett because of concerns over his sore right knee.

Coach Doc Rivers announced after practice Tuesday that the team would be "shutting down" their star forward after Garnett experienced continued soreness in the knee, first injured on Feb. 19 at Utah.

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Tigers Release Aging Star Sheffield

Posted: March 31, 2009 2:17 PM ; Updated: March 31, 2009 2:31 PM

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Gary Sheffield's next home run will be his 500th in the major leagues.

The question is: What uniform will he be wearing when he hits it?

The Detroit Tigers released the nine-time All-Star on Tuesday, leaving him without a team as he closes in on becoming the 25th player to reach the milestone.

Sheffield left camp as the rest of his former teammates were reporting for an afternoon game against the Washington Nationals.

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Howard, Magic Top D-Wade's Heat

Posted: March 31, 2009 12:04 AM ; Updated: March 31, 2009 12:14 AM

Also see Hoophead's Basketball Splog

MIAMI (AP) -On the night Miami retired Alonzo Mourning 's number, Orlando's big man wrecked the party.

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Calipari Close to Coaching Kentucky

Posted: March 31, 2009 12:00 AM ; Updated: March 31, 2009 12:14 AM

Memphis coach John Calipari appears to be very close to completing an agreement to become the next coach at the University of Kentucky, four sources with knowledge of the situation have told

While one source says it is a "done deal", the second cautioned that the deal was not completed but is "moving in that direction." A news conference could be held at the school as early as Tuesday.

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