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The Sports Report

By Caela

March Madness 2013

Well, here we are again for March Madness. If you have any questions on how March Madness works, just check out my first March Madness paper from last year. Here are all the games up till the Final Four. I will conclude this paper next month with the Final Four and Championship Games. The Final Four games are on April 6 and the Championship game is on April 8.The South Teams are: 1 Kansas, 2 Georgetown, 3 Florida, 4 Michigan, 5 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), 6 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 7 San Diego State University, 8 North Carolina, 9 Villanova, 10 Oklahoma, 11 Minnesota, 12 Akron, 13 South Dakota State University, 14 Northwestern State University, 15 Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and 16 Western Kentucky University. The West Teams are: 1 Gonzaga University, 2 Ohio State, 3 New Mexico, 4 Kansas State, 5 Wisconsin, 6 Arizona, 7 Notre Dame, 8 Pittsburgh, 9 Wichita State, 10 Iowa State, 11 Belmont, 12 Mississippi, 13 La Salle, 14 Harvard, 15 Iona , and 16 Southern University. The East Teams are: 1 Indiana, 2 Miami (FL), 3 Marquette, 4 Syracuse, 5 University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 6 Butler, 7 Illinois, 8 North Carolina State (NC State), 9 Temple, 10 Colorado, 11 Bucknell, 12 California, 13 Montana, 14 Davidson, 15 Pacific, and 16 James Madison. The Midwest Teams are: 1 Louisville, 2 Duke, 3 Michigan State, 4 Saint Louis, 5 Oklahoma State, 6 Memphis, 7 Creighton, 8 Colorado State, 9 Missouri, 10 Cincinnati, 11 St. Mary’s (Cali), 12 Oregon, 13 New Mexico State, 14 Valparaiso, 15 Albany, and 16 North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T).

First Round

East: James Madison and Long Island University Brooklyn were tied for 16. James Madison won 68 to 55. James Madison moved on to the second round.
West: La Salle and Boise State were tied for 13. La Salle won 80 to 71. La Salle moved on to the second round.
Midwest: NC A&T and Liberty University were tied for 16. NC A&T won 73 to 72. NC A&T moved on to the second round. St Mary’s (Cali) and Middle Tennessee State University were tied for 11. St Mary’s won 67 to 54. St Mary’s moved on to the second round.

Second Round

South: Kansas beat Western Kentucky 64 to 57, FGCU beat Georgetown 78 to 68, Florida beat Northwestern State 79 to 47, Michigan beat South Dakota State 71 to 56, VCU beat Akron 88 to 42, Minnesota beat UCLA 83 to 63, San Diego State beat Oklahoma 70 to 55, and North Carolina beat Villanova 78 to 71.
West: Gonzaga beat Southern University 64 to 58, Ohio State beat Iona 95 to 70, Harvard beat New Mexico 68 to 62, La Salle beat  Kansas State 63 to 61, Mississippi beat Wisconsin 57 to 46, Arizona beat Belmont 81 to 64, Iowa State beat Notre Dame 76 to 58, and Wichita State beat Pittsburgh 73 to 55.
East: Indiana beat James Madison 83 to 62, Miami (FL) beat Pacific 78 to 49, Marquette beat Davidson 59 to 58, Syracuse beat Montana 81 to 34, California beat UNLV 64 to 61, Butler beat Bucknell 68 to 56, llinois beat Colorado 57 to 49, and Temple beat NC State 76 to 72.
Midwest: Louisville beat NC A&T 79 to 48, Duke beat Albany 73 to 61, Michigan State beat Valparaiso 65 to 54, Saint Louis beat New Mexico 64 to 44, Oregon beat  Oklahoma State 68 to 55, Memphis beat St Mary’s (Cali) 54 to 52, Creighton beat Cincinnati 67 to 63, and Colorado State beat Missouri 84 to 72.

Third Round
South: Kansas beat North Carolina 70 to 58, Michigan beat VCU 78 to 53, Florida beat Minnesota 78 to 64, and FGCU beat San Diego State 81 to 71.
West: Wichita State beat Gonzaga 76 to 70, La Salle beat Mississippi 76 to 74, Arizona beat Harvard 74 to 51, and Ohio State beat Iowa State 78 to 75.
East: Indiana beat Temple 58 to 52, Syracuse beat California 66 to 60, Marquette beat Butler 74 to 72, and Miami (FL) beat Illinois 63 to 59.
Midwest: Louisville beat Colorado State 82 to 56, Oregon beat Saint Louis 74 to 57, Michigan State beat Memphis 70 to 48, and Duke beat Creighton 66 to 50.

Sweet Sixteen

South: Michigan beat Kansas 87 to 85 and Florida beat FGCU 62 to 50.
West: Wichita State beat  La Salle 72 to 58 and Ohio State beat Arizona 73 to 70.
East: Syracuse beat Indiana 61 to 50 and Marquette beat Miami (FL) 71 to 61.
Midwest: Louisville beat Oregon 77 to 69 and Duke beat Michigan State 71 to 61.

Elite Eight

South: Michigan beat Florida 79 to 59.
West: Wichita State beat Ohio State 70 to 66.
East: Syracuse beat Marquette 55 to 39.
Midwest: Louisville beat Duke 85 to 63.


MLB Spring Training 2013

Spring training is the preseason for baseball. There are two leagues during spring training. They are the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League. The teams in the Cactus league are the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians, the Colorado Rockies, the Kansas City Royal, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Oakland A’s, the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco Giants, and the Seattle Mariners. The teams in the Grapefruit league are the Atlanta Braves, the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers, the Houston Astros, the Miami Marlins, the Minnesota Twins, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Toronto Blue Jays. Good luck to all the teams in the 2013 season. May the best team win.

Grapefruit League Standings: The Baltimore Orioles are in first with 19 wins and 9 loses, the Detroit Tigers are in second with 19 wins and 14 loses, the Atlanta Braves are in third with 20 wins and 15 loses, the St. Louis Cardinals are in fourth with 16 wins and 15 loses, the Minnesota Twins are in fifth with 17 wins and 16 loses, the Boston Red Sox are in sixth with 17 wins and 17 loses, the New York Mets are in seventh with 15 wins and 15 loses, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays are tied in eighth with 16 wins and 17 loses, the Houston Astros are in tenth 15 wins and 16 loses, the Tampa Bay Rays are in eleventh with 15 wins and 17 loses, the Miami Mariners are in twelfth with 13 wins and 16 loses, the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals are tied in thirtieth with 14 wins and 18 loses, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in fifteenth with 13 wins and 18 loses.

Cactus League Standings: The Kansas City Royals are in first with 25 wins and 7 loses, the Seattle Mariners are in second with 22 wins and 11 loses, the Oakland A’s are in third with 17 wins and 13 loses, the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants are tied in fourth with 16 wins and 15 loses, the Cleveland Indians are in sixth with 17 wins and 16 loses, the Texas Ranger are in seventh with 17 wins and 17 loses, the Chicago White Sox are in eighth with 14 wins and 14 loses, the Arizona Diamondbacks are in ninth with 16 wins and 17 loses, the Chicago Cubs are in tenth with 16 wins and 19 loses, the San Diego Padres are in eleventh with 16 wins and 20 loses, the Milwaukee Brewers are in twelfth with 13 wins and 18 loses, the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers are tied in thirtieth with 13 wins and 20 loses, and the Los Angeles Angels are in fifteenth with 10 wins and 20 loses.


The World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is when various countries play to see who is the best. There is a Qualifying Round, a First Round, a Second Round, and a Championship Round. In the Qualifying Round there are four groups with four countries in each group. There are six games for each qualifier. The country with the most wins moves on to the next round. In the First Round there are four pools with four countries in each pool. There are six games per pool. The two countries with the most wins move on to the next round. In the Second Round there are two pools with four countries each pool. There are six games per pool. The two countries with the most wins move on to the next round. In the Championship Round there are four countries in this group. This time there will only be three games. Two are the Semifinal games and the other is the Championship game. The best country will win.

Qualifying Round: The countries in Group 1 were Israel, South Africa, Spain, and France. Game one was between Israel and South Africa; Israel won 7 to 3. Game two was between Spain and France; Spain won 8 to 0. Game three was between Israel and Spain; Israel won 4 to 2. Game four was between South Africa and France; South Africa won 5 to 2. Game five was between Spain and South Africa; Spain won 13 to 3. Game six was between Spain and Israel; Spain won 9 to 7. So Spain moves on to the next round with wining three of their four games.

The countries in Group 2 are Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Game one was between Canada and Great Britain; Canada won 11 to 1. Game two was between Germany and the Czech Republic; Germany won 16 to 1. Game three was between Great Britain and the Czech Republic; Great Britain won 12 to 5. Game four was between Canada and Germany; Canada won 16 to 7. Game five was between Germany and Great Britain; Germany won 16 to 1. Game six was between Canada and Germany; Canada won 11 to 1. Canada moved on to the next round by wining all three of their games.

The countries in Group 3 were Brazil, Panama, Colombia, and Nicaragua. Game one was between Brazil and Panama; Brazil won 3 to 2. Game two was between Colombia and Nicaragua; Colombia won 8 to 1. Game three was between Brazil and Colombia; Brazil won 7 to 1. Game four was between Panama and Nicaragua; Panama won 6 to 2. Game five was between Panama and Colombia; Panama won 9 to 7. Game six was between Brazil and Panama; Brazil won 1 to 0. So Brazil moved on to the next round by wining all three of their games.

The countries in Group 4 were the Philippines, Thailand, the Chinese Taipei, and New Zealand. Game one was between the Philippines and Thailand; the Philippines won 8 to 2. Game two was between the Chinese Taipei and New Zealand; the Chinese Taipei won 10 to 0. Game three was between New Zealand and Thailand; New Zealand won 12 to 2. Game four was between the Chinese Taipei and the Philippines; the Chinese Taipei won 16 to 0. Game five was between New Zealand and the Philippines; New Zealand won 10 to 6. Game six was between the Chinese Taipei and New Zealand; the Chinese Taipei won 9 to 0. The Chinese Taipei moved on to the next round by wining all three of their games. So Spain, Canada, Brazil, and the Chinese Taipei all advanced to the next round.

First Round: The countries in Pool A were Japan, Brazil, Cuba, and China. Game one was between Japan and Brazil; Japan won 5 to 3. Game two was between Cuba and Brazil; Cuba won 5 to 2. Game three was between Japan and China; Japan won 5 to 2. Game four was between Cuba and China; Cuba won 12 to 0. Game five was between China and Brazil; China won 5 to 2. Game six was between Cuba and Japan; Cuba won 6 to 3. Cuba and Japan moved on to the next round. Cuba won all three of their games, and Japan won both of their games.

The countries in Pool B were the Chinese Taipei, Australia, the Netherlands, and Korea. Game one was between the Chinese Taipei and Australia; the Chinese Taipei won 4 to 1. Game two was between the Netherlands and Korea; the Netherlands won 5 to 0. Game three was between the Chinese Taipei and the Netherlands; the Chinese Taipei won 8 to 3. Game four was between Korea and Australia; Korea won 6 to 0. Game five was between the Netherlands and Australia; the Netherlands won 4 to1. Game six was between Korea and the Chinese Taipei; Korea won 3 to 2. The Chinese Taipei and the Netherlands moved on to the next round. The Chinese Taipei won both of their games and the Netherlands won both of their games as well.

The countries in Pool C were the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Game one was between the Dominican Republic and Venezuela; the Dominican Republic won 9 to 3. Game two was between Puerto Rico and Spain; Puerto Rico won 3 to 0. Game three was between the Dominican Republic and Spain; the Dominican Republic won 6 to 3. Game four was between Puerto Rico and Venezuela; Puerto Rico won 6 to 3. Game five was between Venezuela and Spain; Venezuela won 11 to 6. Game six was between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic won 4 to 2. The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico moved on to the next round. The Dominican Republic won all three of their games and Puerto Rico won two of their three games.

The countries in Pool D were Italy, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. Game one was between Italy and Mexico; Italy won 6 to 5. Game two was between Italy and Canada; Italy won 14 to 4. Game three was between Mexico and the USA; Mexico won 5 to 2. Game four was between Canada and Mexico; Canada won 10 to 3. Game five was between the USA and Italy; the USA won 6 to 2. Game six was between the USA and Canada; the USA won 9 to 4. The USA and Italy moved on to the next round. The USA won two of their three games and Italy won one of their two games. So Cuba, Japan, the Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the USA, and Italy all advanced to the second round.

Second Round: The countries in Pool 1 were the Netherland, Cuba, Japan, and the Chinese Taipei. Game one was between the Netherlands and Cuba; the Netherlands won 6 to 2. Game two was between Japan and the Chinese Taipei; Japan won 4 to 3. Game three was between Cuba and the Chinese Taipei; Cuba won 14 to 0. Game four was between Japan and the Netherlands; Japan won 16 to 4. Game five was between the Netherlands and Cuba; the Netherlands won 7 to 6. Game six was between Japan and the Netherlands; Japan won 10 to 6. Japan and the Netherlands moved on to the next round. Japan won all three of their games and the Netherlands won two of their games.

The countries in Pool 2 were the Dominican Republic, Italy, the USA, and Puerto Rico. Game one was between the Dominican Republic and Italy; the Dominican Republic won 5 to 4. Game two was between the USA and Puerto Rico; the USA won 7 to 1. Game three was between Puerto Rico and Italy; Puerto Rico won 4 to 3. Game four was between the Dominican Republic and the USA; the Dominican Republic won 3 to 1. Game five was between Puerto Rico and the USA; Puerto Rico won 4 to 3. Game six was between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic won 2 to 0. The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico advanced to the next round. The Dominican Republic won all three of their games and Puerto Rico won two of their three games. So Japan, the Netherlands, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico all advanced to the Semifinals.

Semifinals: The first semifinal game was between Puerto Rico and Japan; Puerto Rico won 3 to 1 and moved on to the championship game. The other semifinal game was between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands; the Dominican Republic won 3 to 0 and moved on to the championship game as well.

Championship Game: The championship game was between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic won 3 to 0. Congrats to the Dominican Republic on their winning the World Baseball Classic. That’s a job well done.


Sport Events in April 2013

NHL: There are 200 regular season hockey games in the month of April. The last day of the regular season is April 27.

MLB: The regular season starts March 31. There is only one game on March 31 between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. There are 389 regular season baseball games in the month of April.

NBA: There are 131 regular season basketball games. The last day of the regular season is April 17.

PGA Golf Tour: The Valero Texas Open is from Apr 4-7. The Masters Tournament is from Apr 11-14. The RBC Heritage is from Apr 18-21. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is from Apr 25-28.

European Golf Tour: The Masters Tournament is from Apr 11-14. The Open de Espana is from Apr 18-21. The Ballantine’s Championship is from Apr 25-28.

LPGA Golf Tour: The Kraft Nabisco Championship is from Apr 4-7. The LPGA LOTTE Championship is from Apr 17-20. The North Texas LPGA Shootout is from Apr 25-28.

Men’s Tennis: The APT Grand Prix Hassan II and the ATP US Men’s Clay court Championship are from Apr 8-14. The ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is from Apr 14-21. The ATP BRD Nestase Tiriac Trophy and the ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell are from Apr 22-28. The ATP BMW Open, the ATP Estoril Open and the ATP Serbia Open are from Apr 29-May 5.

Women’s Tennis: The WTA Tour Family Circle Cup and the WTA Whirlpool Monterrey Open are from Apr 1-7. The WTA BNP Paribas Katowice Open is from Apr 8-14. The WTA Grand Prix S.A.R La Princesse Lalla Meryem and the WTA Tour Porsche Tennis Grand Prix are from Apr 22-28. The WTA Estoril Open is from Apr 29-May 4.

LPGA Golf Tour: The Kraft Nabisco Championship is from Apr 4-7. The LPGA LOTTE Championship is from Apr 17-20. The North Texas LPGA Shootout is from Apr 25-28.

Men’s Tennis: The APT Grand Prix Hassan II and the ATP US Men’s Clay court Championship are from Apr 8-14. The ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is from Apr 14-21. The ATP BRD Nestase Tiriac Trophy and the ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell are from Apr 22-28. The ATP BMW Open, the ATP Estoril Open and the ATP Serbia Open are from Apr 29-May 5.

Women’s Tennis: The WTA Tour Family Circle Cup and the WTA Whirlpool Monterrey Open are from Apr 1-7. The WTA BNP Paribas Katowice Open is from Apr 8-14. The WTA Grand Prix S.A.R La Princesse Lalla Meryem and the WTA Tour Porsche Tennis Grand Prix are from Apr 22-28. The WTA Estoril Open is from Apr 29-May 4.

Caela’s byline: I am the oldest of six children. I am a Christian. I love watching movies, playing on my computer, and I love watching sports. I want to go to Syracuse University, and eventually become a sports journalist. My favorite sports are hockey, football(soccer), and golf.

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