New Bowls Push FBS Postseason To 42 Games, Needing 82 Teams

The NCAA certified three new bowls to push the total number of postseason games in major college football to new high of 42. Debuting this season will be the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida, and as yet unnamed games in Tucson, Arizona, and Austin, Texas. A game in Little Rock, Arkansas, was also up for certification, but Wright Waters, executive director of the Football Bowl Association, said organizers recently asked to be considered for the 2016-17 season.

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Big 12's Bowlsby Backs Off Title Game Talk After Meetings

PHOENIX (AP) - The Big 12 has tapped the brakes on the conference championship game talk. Last week, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby strongly suggested the league would move toward bringing back its football championship to improve its chances of putting a team in the College Football Playoff. After meeting with coaches and athletic directors Tuesday, Bowlsby says he does not sense the conference is headed toward a title game.

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Mariners Past Angels 3-2

marinerslogo7ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th home run and Felix Hernandez won his fifth straight decision to start the season, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Monday night. Cruz celebrated his first AL Player of the Month Award with a leadoff shot against Matt Shoemaker that snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh.

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Cruz Named ALP for April

cruz nelson smileNelson Cruz Named American League Player Of The Month For April - Cruz hit .322 (28x87) with 14 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 22 RBI and a 1.096 OPS in 22 games.

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Sounders Over New York 3-1

Sounders logoNEW YORK (AP) - Obafemi Martins scored twice, Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders beat New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night.

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