1. Cody Bellinger hit his first home run of the spring but the Dodgers lost to the Oakland A’s 5-1 Thursday and are now 7-5 in the Cactus League.
2. Azusa Pacific (25-3 overall, 20-2 in conference) will open the PacWest Conference Tournament Friday night at 7:15 p.m. at Felix Event Center.
3. The Lakers are finalizing a deal with guard Dion Waiters.
4. Sportsbook odds favor Tom Brady to stay with the New England Patriots.
5. New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole gave up home runs on consecutive pitches to the Detroit Tigers in the first inning Thursday.
6. UCLA can clinch at least a share of the Pac 12 Conference title with a win over USC Saturday.
7. ESPN is reportedly set to offer Peyton Manning up to $20 million a year to be an analyst on Monday Night Football.
8. The Clippers routed the Houston Rockets 120-105 Thursday night in Houston.
9. On this date in 1964 Cassius Clay joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
10. Happy Birthday to Shaquille O’Neal who turns 48 today.