Saturday’s winners and losers, Tiger, Nascar and B-Hop champ at 48 + Saturday Recap: Sunday, March 10, 2013

Duke, Georgetown and Kentucky are big Saturday winners

Duke, Georgetown and Kentucky were the big winners in an action packed college basketball Saturday. Duke throttles rival North Carolina 69-53 in a game that was nowhere near as close as the final score. Georgetown spanked Syracuse 61-39 in the final regularly scheduled Big East meeting between those two rivals. Kentucky kept its slim Big Dance hope alive with a 61-57 win over Florida. Sunday’s feature matchup is in Ann Arbor where Indiana meets Michigan. The Wolverines are 1 1/2 point favorites and the total is unmoved at 145 1/2.

NBA News and Notes

The Knick’s Amare Stoudamire will miss at least six weeks after having a proceedure called a “knee debridement” on his right knee. He had the same proceedure dome on his left knee earlier in the season. Stoudamire was averaging 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds in 29 games this season.

Tiger with four-shot lead at Doral

Tiger Woods heads into Sunday’s final round at Doral with a four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell and five better than Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker. That’s not good news for players who have aspirations of running Tiger down. Woods has a 39-2 record in closing the show with an outright lead after three rounds and he has never lost with more than a two-shot lead in a non-gimmick event.

David Wright grand slam saves US at WBC

The Met’s David Wright hit a fifth-inning grand slam to lead the US to a 6-2 victory in the World Baseball Championships. The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round.

NFL News and Notes

The Pittsburg Steelers have released former All-Pro linebacker James Harrison. Unwilling to take a pay cut from the cap strapped Steelers. Harrison announced the move on twitter by saying …..

It’s been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!

Baltimore wide receiver Anquan Boldin could be the next “cap” casualty as he has refused to take a pay cut from the Ravens. Last month Boldin said in an interview that he would quit if Baltimore released him and that he would retire a Raven. Now the business side is talking and Boldin is prepared to become an unrestricted free agent and is calling the Raven’s bluff.

Keselowski the pole, Johnson favored in Vegas

Jimmie Johnson #48 19/4
Kyle Busch #18 11/2
Carl Edwards #99 19/2
Denny Hamlin #11 10/1
Brad Keselowski #2 11/1
Greg Biffle #16 11/1
Kasey Kahne #5 12/1
Tony Stewart #14 12/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 14/1
Jeff Gordon #24 14/1
Matt Kenseth #20 14/1
Clint Bowyer #15 15/1
Kevin Harvick #29 15/1
Martin Truex Jr. #56 16/1
Mark Martin #55 25/1

Bernard Hopkins becomes oldest boxing champion ever

Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins became the oldest sanctioned champion in boxing history by winning the IBF light-heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision victory over previously unbeaten Tavoris Cloud. The 48-year-old Hopkins broke the record he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title on May 21, 2011.

Free Play

(NCAAB) Oakland -3 over IUPU Fort Wayne (Sunday, March 10, 7:00 PM EST )