College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari says he’s excited to coach Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress this coming season. In an article on coachcal.com, Calipari said Cauley-Stein has the chance to be one of the better players he’s ever coached. Calipari also says Poythress returning for his sophomore season should not indicate he had a bad freshman year. The Kentucky coach says it takes some players longer to mature.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Baylor guard Deuce Bello announced Monday he is transferring to the University of Missouri. Bello averaged almost three points per game in his two seasons at Baylor. Bello will sit out this season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Golf: The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced today they are enacting the anchored putting ban as a new rule in 2016. The new rule, Rule 14-1b, basically states that a player cannot anchor a belly putter or a long putter against one’s body when making a stroke. It doesn't make those clubs illegal, just the act of anchoring said club against one’s body.
2nd ranked Alabama looks for its second consecutive NCAA women’s championship as play is underway today at the University of Georgia golf course in Athens. The Crimson Tide—featuring freshman Emma Talley of Princeton—are also gunning for their sixth consecutive victory this season and season victory number 8.
NFL: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to miss the team's offseason training activities as he continues to recover from back surgery performed last month.
According to the Cowboys' website, Romo had a cyst removed from his back last month. The team expects him to be ready for training camp in July. Romo inked a six-year contract extension in late March, a deal reported to be worth $108 million with $55 million guaranteed.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds play game two of their series at the NY Mets this evening. Other National League action has Chicago taking on Pittsburgh and St. Louis at San Diego. Interleague action has Atlanta meeting Minnesota.
NBA: The San Antonio Spurs will try to go up 2-0 in the NBA's Western Conference finals when they host the Memphis Grizzlies this evening.
NHL: Tonight’s playoff action has the Boston Bruins trying to put the New York Rangers in a 3-0 hole, while the San Jose Sharks attempt to even their Western Conference semifinal against the defending champion Los Angeles Kings.