Wakeup Call: Penguins win, on and off the ice

Wakeup Call: Penguins win, on and off the ice
March 25, 2013, 8:30 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Monday, March 25:

AUTO RACING

-- The escalating Denny Hamlin-Joey Logano feud got all the attention, but Kyle Busch was the real winner at Fontana. (AP)

-- Or maybe it was Dale Earnhardt Jr., who took over the Sprint Cup points lead. (NBC's Motor Sports Talk)

BASEBALL

-- Seems fitting, Mo, after all the headaches you've given us. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

-- Old friend Bronson Arroyo insists he's okay after taking a line drive off his pitching hand. (AP)

-- But Pablo Sandoval continues to be not okay. (CSN Bay Area)

-- Too bad neither one of them got hurt while participating in the World Baseball Classic. Then their respective teams would be off the hook for their salaries. (Hardball Talk)

-- Well, at least he feels bad about it. (Hardball Talk)

-- Freddy Garcia's out of a job . . . (AP)

-- . . . and Jon Garland's found one. (AP)

-- Best wishes to Reds' third-base coach Mark Berry, who's been diagnosed with cancer. (AP)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (NON-FGCU DIVISION)

-- Wichita State has been showered with congratulations for its upset of Gonzaga . . . but you know you're in the big time when Tim Tebow boards your bus and wishes you well. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

-- Just what you want: Referees blowing a call that helped to decide an NCAA game. (AP)

-- When it comes to Roy Williams, winning has been -- and still is -- the best revenge for Kansas. (AP)

-- Sorry, Temple; one Philadelphia team in the Sweet 16 is enough. (AP)

-- And that team is La Salle, thanks to Tyrone Garland's "Southwest Philly Floater". (CSN Philly)

-- Ole Miss was the victim of Garland's SPF, and the Rebels' Marshall Henderson sure showed his class in defeat. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

-- The opening round of women's NCAA tourney goes according to plan. (AP) 

-- And with the attention of the college basketball world riveted elsewhere, UCLA fires coach Ben Howland. (AP)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

-- The University of North Carolina has basically declared war on agents. Let's see if the agents fight back. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

GOLF

-- Mother Nature can slow down Tiger, but she probably won't be able to stop him. (AP)

-- Your other weekend winner: Beatriz Recari, after a playoff with I.K. Kim, on the LPGA Tour . . . (AP)

-- . . . Michael Allen on the Champions Tour . . . (AP)

-- . . . and Edward Loar on the web.com Tour. (AP)

HOCKEY

-- The rich . . . (AP)

-- . . . get richer. (AP)

-- Less than two years ago, Guy Boucher had the Lightning five minutes away from a series win over the Bruins and a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. Today, he's unemployed. (AP)

-- So who's going to replace him? Two names on the short list -- well, this short list -- are Lindy Ruff and ex-Bruins coach Mike Sullivan, though Sully may have his eyes on the BU job now that Jack Parker's retiring. (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

-- Whaddya know? The Canucks are back in first place. (AP)

-- The Devils will be without Ilya Kovalchuk for two to four weeks because of a shoulder injury. (AP) 

PRO BASKETBALL

-- Twenty-six down, seven to go. (AP)

-- Kevin Durant emulates LeBron James and tackles a fan who won $20,000 for hitting a shot from half-court. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

-- The Sixers snap their road losing streak at 15. (AP)

-- James Harden helps the Rockets take down the Spurs and move closer to a playoff berth. (AP)

-- The Raptors' season is just about over, so it looks like they may shut down Rudy Gay in the hopes that rest will cure his back issue. (Pro Basketball Talk) 

PRO FOOTBALL

-- All's well that end's well for Elvis Dumervil: After the fax-machine fiasco ends his time in Denver, he lands safely in Baltimore. (AP)

-- And as he says hello, Ed Reed says goodbye. (CSN Baltimore)

-- The Broncos, meanwhile, turn their attention to Dwight Freeney and John Abraham. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

-- Exodus from Oakland: Darrius Heyward-Bey may wind up in Indianapolis . . . (AP)

-- . . . and Shane Lechler goes home to Houston. (AP)

TENNIS

-- It's all good for Serena Williams, who beats the the traffic, gets some exercise, and wins her match, to boot. (AP)