Sports News, 03-14-19

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Nwora had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Louisville notched its 20th win of the season defeating Notre Dame 75-53 in the second round of the ACC Tournament. The Cardinals will face North Carolina tonight. Also today, Western Kentucky plays North Texas in the Conference USA Tournament while Indiana faces Ohio State in the Big Ten.

UNDATED (03/13/19) — In the only game of the night involving a Top 25 team, 16th-ranked Virginia Tech advanced in the ACC Tournament with a 71-56 win over Miami.

HOUSTON (AP) — Klay Thompson poured in 30 points and DeMarcus Cousins added a season-high 27 as the Golden State Warriors nipped the Rockets, 106-104 in Houston. Other NBA winners were: Washington, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Miami and Utah.

LEXINGTON (03/13/19) — At the Girls Sweet Sixteen in Lexington, Owensboro Catholic topped Bardstown Bethlehem, 53-47. Other winners were Scott County, Clark County and Ryle. Coming up today: Pikeville faces Barren County…Louisville Male against Boyd County… Collins against Pulaski Southwestern and North Laurel plays Henderson County.

UNDATED (AP) — The Jaguars have released quarterback Blake Bortles after officially agreeing to terms with fellow quarterback Nick Foles. The Jags parted ways with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft just 13 months after handing him a three-year, $58 million contract.

UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are signing Tyrod Taylor to a two-year contract to be Philip Rivers’ backup at quarterback, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Taylor has started 46 games during his eight-year career.

UNDATED (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez will begin the season on the injured list as the two-time All-Star tries to work his way back from shoulder weakness. St. Louis has not announced a timetable for Martinez’s arm strengthening program, but added he would not appear in any exhibition games.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart headlines six new nominees eligible for induction into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Three nominees for the new Landmark Award for contributions to the sports have been announced, including NASCAR President Mike Helton.