Scoreboard Roundup - 2/28/14

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_3b28763d8f.jpgGetty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  NBA:  Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (24-36) - Utah Jazz 79 (21-37)

Oklahoma City Thunder 114 (44-15) - Memphis Grizzlies 107 (32-25)

Golden State Warriors 126 (36-23) - New York Knicks 103 (21-38)


Jets Place Franchise Tag on K Nick Folk

Getty_S_022814_Nick Folk.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1393625730207Al Pereira/ Getty Images Sport (NEW YORK) --  After a career year in 2013, the New York Jets have placed their franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk. Folk was set to become an unrestricted free agent starting in the new league year on March 11, but Gang Green has locked him down for at least one more season. The estimated salary for franchise tagged kickers is $3.4 million for next season, a hefty increase over the $780,000 Folk made in 2013. 


Seahawks' Russell Wilson Won't Bat for Rangers on Monday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_d08e7d79d3.jpgKevin Casey/Getty Images (SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- Seattle Seahawks fans can now feel at ease as quarterback Russell Wilson will not bat for the Texas Rangers in their Cactus League game on Monday. Even though Wilson is fresh off winning a Super Bowl for the Seahawks, he was drafted by the Rangers, and Wilson has been with the team during spring training. "The guy's a Super Bowl champ," Rangers manager Ron Washington said.


Mets Get Good News on Pitcher Jonathon Niese

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_23f0fa6d24.jpgMike McGinnis/Getty Images (PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.) -- After a health scare involving his pitching shoulder, New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese will resume throwing within a couple days after a recent MRI came back negative. "They think in a few days he'll be back and ready to go," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "So we'll get him back on the mound as soon as we can".


ESPN: Danny Granger Set to Sign with Clippers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_00dd0c7726.jpgNBA via Indiana Pacers (NEW YORK) -- After being granted his wish by the Philadelphia 76ers to buy him out of his contract, former All-Star forward Danny Granger will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers after 5 p.m. on Friday, according to ESPN. After being part of the Indiana Pacers since his rookie season in 2005, Granger was shipped to the 76ers in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen during the NBA's trade deadline.