Sonny Gray comes within six outs of pitching an Opening Day no-hitter as the A’s defeat the Rangers 8-0 before a sellout crowd at the Coliseum. It is the A’s first season-opening win since 2004.
▪ Madison Bumgarner throws seven strong innings, Angel Pagan gets three hits and the Giants score four runs in the fifth inning and hang on for a 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
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▪ The immediate future of Jake Peavy (back) and Matt Cain (forearm) is uncertain after physical concerns arise for both pitchers.
Nervous freshmen? Not a chance. Duke’s Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor show senior-quality poise down the stretch as the Blue Devils defeat Wisconsin 68-63 for their fifth NCAA men’s basketball championship.