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welcome to the washington area nissan dealers sports xtra. >> hi, everybody. welcome to sports xtra. i'm dave feldman. ahead on the show the caps season is winding down. the nats season is gearing up and the final four is all set but first to the wiz. the good news sits almost golf season for steve bucchanz and phil chainier. the bad news is there could be 15 more rough outings for your wizards and that was certainly the case tonight in toronto. wizards playing without nene and trevor booker, both in walking boots, booker missing his first game of the season. 1st half jordan crawford going to miss from the wing, but john vesly cleans it up. john wall drives, drops it to
kevin seraphin, he hit a career high 17. raptors next possession, demar derosen will drive and miss. amir johnson, someone needs to put a rear end on that guy and box him out. no one did. wizards fall to the respecters 99-92 now 12-40 on the -- raptors 99-92 now 12-40 on the year. 3rd quarter kevin durant up and above the crowd, durant had 26 points and 10 boards. these are the two best teams in the nba recordwise, by the way. russell westbrook, poster, westbrook had 27 points. you need to see this again as the thunder beat the bulls 92- 78. that is athletic. tomorrow night before we hear one shining moment two of the most historic college
basketball programs will go at it, kentucky seeking its eighth national title and first since 1998 and kansas winner of three national titles. ohio state won yesterday in one semi. they trailed by as many as 13 but rallied against the favored buckeyes. eight minutes to go. it's layed in, kansas down by just a point. then ohio state, can't do it. williams buford blocked by jeff whitney, elijah johnson taking the rebound. kansas defeats ohio state 64- 52. they advance to the final four for the first time since winning it all four years ago. the other semifinal kentucky facing louisville, eight plus minutes, wildcats up two. michael gilchrest, kentucky in front by four. just over a minute left, kentucky by five. wildcats attack instead of sitting back. anthony davis, anything you throw up he can just dunk. he had 18 and 14 boards.
kentucky beats louisville 69-61 to earn a date with kansas. talk about a showdown full of history. >> kentucky and kansas, i mean, you know, rupp and allen and nate and all of they. rupp grew up in kansas. we stole him, i guess, i don't know, but it should be an exciting ballgame. >> it's a dream for these kids to play in the biggest stage that college basketball has to offer this year and get to play, you know, the best team in the country hands down from day one to now. most consistent and it's a thrill, you know. and i think it's even more of a thrill for us right now because i don't think anybody probably thought that we could get here. tonight the women's final four stanford facing undefeated
baylor. backdoor to tony konkita, 20- 17. 2nd half baylor goes to wide open, to sims, the senior drills the three-pointer and baylor is in the championship game. they beat stanford 59-47. who will they play? notre dame or uconn? notre dame trying to beat uconn the third time this season. final seconds of regulation, notre dame down two, can't do it. we go to overtime tied at 67. in overtime brittany mallory, a senior from baltimore, hits two consecutive three's in the extra period. notre dame advances. they beat uconn 83-75. the nats with one of the final spring training tune-ups before opening day. we'll check in on baseball when we come back. ♪
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welcome back to the washington area nissan dealers sports xtra. >> don't look now, but it's april 1st which means opening day for your nationals is just around the corner. stephen strasburg gets the start thursday in chicago against the cubs. today the second to last spring training game in florida. today gio gonzalez starting for the nats against the cards. bottom 4 carlos beltran with a base hit to left field. the double brings in tyler greene and the game is tied at 1. top of the 9th same score, mark derosa a base hit to the opposite field. danny espinosa is waved home. the foot of the plate espinoza is called safe. nationals take the cards 2-1 and the cards manager mike matheny comes outside. normally they save that for the regular season. tomorrow the nats play their final spring training game in florida against the red sox. it's been a roller coaster ride for your washington
capitals. the last two games have both gone to shootout and in all likelihood their playoff fate would be sealed on the last day of regular season. last night the caps went to a shootout for the second straight game, the opponents the canadiens. the caps shooter matt hendricks and he scores. another look shows the goalie did not go for the fake but hendricks remained culp. he scored on eight of his 12 career -- calm. he scored on eight of his 12 career attempts. alexander semin attempts to win it and he does. caps lead the says are by two for the eighth and final playoff spot in the east. the caps now three games off on the regular season docket on the road tomorrow night against the lightning, at home thursday against the panthers, then pack on the road saturday to conclude the regular season -- back on the road saturday to conclude the regular season against the rangers. flyers on the road lead the penguins 6-3. late 3rd period
absolutely leveled. then all heck breaks lose. brady's chin is pounded. derek england gets the best of the flyers duane semin. the coaching staff also got involved. the flyers beat the penguins 6- 4. philly gets pittsburgh by one point for fourth place in the east. that's a pretty good brawl. >> so from people beating the crap out of each other to a flop shot in golf, you couldn't get two more opposite things. this story when we come back.
welcome back to the washington area nissan dealers sports xtra. >> you know it's a great stretch of sports here. you got the final four this week and then next week it's the masters, but before you go to august arc georgia, final tune-up, the -- augusta, georgia, the final tune-up and while there was no tiger woods there, there was some good quality golf. we'll begin the day with a two- shot lead. the 2010 british open champ seeking his first win on u.s. soil. his approach on no. 8 goes from 259 yards and it
goes less, about a 3-over 75, finished 15-under in third place. phil mickelson began the day six back but never made a push, up on 16 to set up a birdie. lefty finishes 12-under tied for fourth. hunter mahan began two shots back in second place at 16, great touch, rolls to within a couple of feet to set up a par putt. he maintains his one-shot lead. on 18 needs a birdie to claim his share of the lead. oh, but peterson leaves it short. he'd finish 15-under. mahan taps in on 18 to win the shell houston open with a 16- under, the first multiple winner on tour this year mahan. today the sprint cup series at martinsville, two laps to go. ryan newman bumps clint bowyer and
clint bowyer takes out race leaders jeff gordon and jimmie johnson. johnson who led 112 laps would finish in 12th place.
gordon who led 328 laps ran out of gas and finished 14th. ryan newman avoided the incident, took the lead and held off a.j. allmendinger to win the goody's 500, newman's first victory in 23 races. dale earnhardt jr. finished third. a reminder, tomorrow we'll have the national championship game tuesday. the nationals play an exhibition against the red sox and yours truly and the media take on the wounded warriors for a good cause at nats park. i'm dave feldman. thanks to rich dunn and i'll see you tomorrow. have a great night. >> thank
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