March Madness starts to heat up…Heat beat Cavs…Lightning dump Canadiens…Rose wants back in

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The first two games of the NCAA’s First Four Tournament games are this evening in Dayton, Ohio. In the opening game, Hampton squares off with Manhattan while in the nightcap BYU goes against Mississippi. The winners advance to the main NCAA Tournament which starts Thursday.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami and Cleveland met in NBA action last night with the Heat coming out on top of LeBron James and his Cavaliers 106-92. James was held to just 10 points in the first three quarters before finishing with 26. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored 21 of his 32 points in the first half for the Heat.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Montreal and Tampa Bay, the top two teams in the NHL’s Atlantic Division, squared off last night on the Lightning’s ice and the home team won 4-2. The clubs have met four times this season with Tampa Bay winning all four contests.

UNDATED (AP) — Baseball’s all-time base hit king is asking to be reinstated to the game. Baseball’s new commissioner, Rob Manfred, confirmed on Monday that Pete Rose has requested reinstatement to the game he has been banned from since 1989. Manfred says he will consider the petition.

UNDATED (AP) — Connecticut is the top overall seed once again in women’s basketball. The NCAA released the seedings for the tournament yesterday with the Huskies No. 1 in the Albany Region. Notre Dame is the top-seed in the Oklahoma City region while South Carolina is tops in the Greensboro Region and Maryland is No. 1 in Spokane.