Wakeup Call: The 49ers want Revis. Or they don't.

Wakeup Call: The 49ers want Revis. Or they don't.
March 7, 2013, 8:30 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Thursday, March 7:

BASEBALL

-- The verdict is in on Mark Teixeira: Out 8 to 10 weeks. (AP)

-- His WBC replacement is -- surprise, surprise -- the Royals' Eric Hosmer. (AP)

-- Speaking of the WBC, Ryan Braun hopes to use it to rehabilitate his PED-battered image. (AP)

-- That would at least make it good for something, right, Cole Hamels? (NBC's Hardball Talk)

-- A beanball war in an exhibition game? The Phillies and Nationals don't mess around! (CSN Philly)

-- Old friend Derek Lowe signs with the Rangers . . . (AP)

-- . . . which means that Kyle Lohse probably won't. (Hardball Talk)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

-- Syracuse makes its last Big East home game a good one. (AP)

-- But, despite what you might have read in an official university Tweet, the Orange insist it wasn't Jim Boeheim's last game at the Carrier Dome. (AP)

-- Villanova beats Georgetown for its third victory of the year over a team ranked in the top five. (CSN Philly)

-- And the Hoyas' loss means the battle for No. 1 seeds in the tournament is more wide-open than ever. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

-- Forget the No. 1 seeds; who hurt their bubble chances last night? Well, take a look. (College Basketball Talk)

-- Miami's now 0-for-2 in attempts to clinch the regular-season ACC championship. (AP)

-- The 'Canes should take a lesson from Florida, which easily won the SEC title. (AP)

-- The Big Ten crown is still up for grabs, but Michigan controls its own destiny after beating Wisconsin. (AP)

-- The Atlantic 10 race could have ended last night, but Xavier's upset of Saint Louis, which snapped the Billikens' 11-game winning streak, has thrown everything into turmoil. (AP)

-- Not to be outdone by St. John's and Notre Dame, Stanford and Cal have a 10-minute fight in their game. (AP)

-- Now that a judge has stopped New Jersey from offering sports betting, the NCAA "happily" lifts its ban on schools in that state from hosting tournament games or championships. (AP)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

-- No word, though, on whether the pure-as-the-driven-snow NCAA will institute a ban on its investigators writing letters on behalf of convicted felons involved with the very school that's being investigated. (AP)

-- Montee Ball redeems himself by running the 40 faster at Wisconsin's pro day than he did at the combine. (AP)

-- The Football Conference Formerly Known As The Big East will kick off its 2013 season on Sept. 7 with Houston visiting Temple. Hopefully, they'll have a name by then. (AP)

GOLF

-- Rory McIlroy is really, really sorry about walking off the course, and promises it'll never happen again. (AP)

HOCKEY

-- They won't say exactly what's wrong -- hey, at least they're not calling it an "upper-body injury" -- but doctors are confident the Rangers' Marc Staal, who took a puck to the eye the other night, will make a full recovery. (AP)

-- Staal's injury renews the NHL's push for mandatory visors. (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

-- But the NHLPA continues to insist that the use of visors should be an individual choice for the players. (Pro Hockey Talk)

-- We're running out of ways to say the Blackhawks win again. (CSN Chicago)

-- So who's got the more impressive streak: The Miami Heat, whom you'll be hearing about in a moment, or the Blackhawks? (Pro Hockey Talk)

-- Miikka Kiprusoff, who missed four weeks because of a knee injury, makes 32 saves in his return as he leads the Flames to a 4-1 win over the Sharks. (AP)

-- Sounds like Chris Pronger is getting ready to call it a career. (CSN Philly)

PRO BASKETBALL

-- Ah yes, the Heat! They win their 16th in a row as LeBron James' layup with 3.2 seconds left lifts them to a 97-96 victory over the Magic. (AP)

-- Now that's vintage Kobe Bryant: He scores 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 Laker run in the final 6 1/2 minutes of the game as L.A. roars back and stuns the Hornets, 108-102. (AP)

-- Dwight Howard continues to make friends in Orlando. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

-- Who needs 'Melo?? (AP)

-- Here's a turnaround for you: The Spurs fall behind by 14, but wind up beating the Bulls by 18. (AP)

PRO FOOTBALL

-- One media outlet says the 49ers want to trade for Darrelle Revis "sooner rather than later". Another says that, on a scale of 1 to 10, the 'Niners interest in the Jets' shut-down corner is ".001". Man, this sounds like MSNBC and Fox News reporting a political story. (CSN Bay Area)

-- The 49ers put David Akers out of their misery. (CSN Bay Area)

-- Former Chargers executive A.J. Smith finds work. (CSN Washington)

-- But will his new employer be called the Redskins for much longer? (AP)

-- Did the Chiefs give a hint as to what they'll do with the No. 1 pick by releasing Eric Winston? (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

-- Vince Young says he's not to blame for the problems that landed his career in the cesspool. (Pro Football Talk)

-- It's just a love-fest between the Ravens and the city of New Orleans. (CSN Baltimore)

SOCCER

-- Abby Wambach continues her implacable pursuit of Mia Hamm's career goals record, as she scores for the 154th time in her career and moves within four of Hamm's mark in the United States' 3-0 win over Iceland. (NBC's Pro Soccer Talk)