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Tuesday Sports News and Notes…

Major League Baseball has opened its new season, the Orlando Magic lose again, NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament news and more in our Tuesday Sports News and Notes…

** The Major League Baseball season has officially opened, but the Tampa Bay Rays don’t open their season until today when they play Baltimore. Yesterday in openers, Washington downed Miami 2-0 and Atlanta beat Philadelphia 7-5.

** The Orlando Magic lost again, this time to Houston 111-103 as former Gator Chandler Parsons missed the game due to an illness for Houston.

** The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament has two tickets punched to the Final Four; Connecticut is in after routing Kentucky 83-53 and Cal is in after beating Georgia in overtime.

** The Oakland Raiders have traded for quarterback Matt Flynn; the Seattle Seahawks get draft picks in return. It looks like the Raiders will part ways with quarterback Carson Palmer.

** Coach Tubby Smith has found a new home after being fired at the University of Minnesota as basketball coach; he has been hired at Texas Tech for the same position.

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