Tuesday, March 3
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks unstoppable. The Wildcats have won their last five Southeastern games by an average of more than 24 points. The next team standing in the way is Georgia, which hosts Kentucky tonight. While coach Mark Fox says his team doesn't need to beat Kentucky to clinch a spot in the NCAAs, an upset would surely lock it up.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has apologized to the Kentucky women's basketball team for her reaction to a late timeout in Sunday's loss. Staley tweeted yesterday she didn't realize some Kentucky seniors were still in the game when coach Matthew Mitchell called time out with 16 seconds left and the Wildcats well ahead in a 67-56 victory. She said she misinterpreted it as Kentucky trying to soak in the upset after she was seen with her arms outstretched in a questioning pose.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation. The Reds signed Maholm to a minor league deal and invited him to training camp to see whether he could be a starter again after spending much of last season in the Dodgers bullpen. Cincinnati traded two starters in the offseason, and Homer Bailey isn't expected to be fully recovered from forearm surgery when the season opens.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast will sponsor Carl Edwards in four races this season, beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Comcast Business will be the primary paint scheme on the No. 19 Toyota. It marks the first major NASCAR sponsorship for Comcast's business services unit that provides data, Internet, TV and phone services.