Last Update on March 08, 2014 20:01 GMT
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Carpenter has a new contract to play for the St. Louis Cardinals as the two sides have agreed to a $52 million, six-year deal. The deal includes a team option for a seventh year in 2020 at $18.5 million. Should St. Louis decline the option, the Cards would have to pay Carpenter a $2 million buyout.
Carpenter hit .318 last season while leading the National League in hits, doubles and runs as he played mostly at second base.
UNDATED (AP) -- Florida, the No. 1 team in The Associated Press Top-25 men's basketball poll, has beaten 25th-ranked Kentucky 84-65. The win gives the Gators a record of 29-2. In Southeastern Conference play Florida is a perfect 18-0.
There's been an upset as well, as eighth-ranked Kansas was beaten by West Virginia in Morgantown, 92-86.
In a big ACC game tonight fourth-ranked Duke is home to archrival and 14th-ranked North Carolina. They met back on Feb. 20th with the Tar Heels coming out on top in Chapel Hill, 74-66.
UNDATED (AP) -- There is a good matchup this afternoon of NHL Central Division opponents as Colorado is hosting St. Louis. The Blues start the day with a two-point lead over Chicago in the divisional race with Colorado just three points off the pace. This is the third of four meetings between the clubs this season with the Blues coming out on top in the first two by a combined score of 11-4.
The other day game has Ottawa at Winnipeg.
On tap this evening, Boston is skating at Tampa Bay in an Atlantic Division game, Phoenix is at Washington, the Flyers are facing the Maple Leafs in Toronto, New Jersey is home to Carolina, Columbus is playing in Nashville, Dallas is home to Minnesota and Calgary's Flames are at Vancouver.
UNDATED (AP) -- The red-hot L.A. Clippers are home to the Hawks this evening. The Clippers have won six straight and eight of their last 10 to lead the Pacific Division by four games over Golden State. The Spurs are just as hot, having won their last five in a row and eight of 10. Tonight the Spurs are home to the Orlando Magic.
The rest of the schedule has Utah at Philadelphia, Cleveland home to New York, the Bobcats at Memphis and Milwaukee at home to the Wizards.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) and Jamie Donaldson share the lead early in the third round of the Cadillac Championship in Doral, Fla. Each stood 2-under-par after five holes of play. Three players, Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han), Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson were all a shot back at various points of play.
PGA-PUERTO RICO CLASSIC
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Third-round play is underway in the PGA's Puerto Rico Open and the leader is Chesson Hadley. He stands 13-under-par after four holes while James Driscoll is 12-under after four holes as well.