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One veteran quarterback has put his long term future in doubt after comments today while two teams are preparing for round one of March Madness after 'play-in' wins last night.

Elsewhere, the New York Knicks pulled off a big shock in the NBA and NHL general managers are considering implementing a major rule change.

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We begin in the NFL where Phillip Rivers has failed to commit his long-term future to the San Diego Chargers.

The quarterback has one year left on his current deal and admitted in an interview with CBS Sports that the rumors regarding relocation to Los Angeles are putting him off extending his stay with the franchise.

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“What I can control and all I know as of today, I am signed up for one more year,” Rivers said after admitting he wouldn’t agree to any new deal before his current one runs out.

“I guess things could change, but with all the uncertainty in many aspects, I don’t see it changing before camp gets here, and when camp gets here I’m even more certain to play it out.”

Philip Rivers has been with the Chargers since they selected him with the fourth overall pick of the 2004 Draft.He has thrown for 36,655 yards and 252 touchdowns in that time as well as making five Pro Bowls.

The QB though clearly holds some concerns about San Diego’s proposed relocation to Los Angeles, family seemingly the main issue:

“What we’ve established here with my growing family is hard to recreate,” said Rivers.

“It’s hard to up and recreate that. I know that moves are part of life. But that certainly is fair to say that (not being sold on moving to Los Angeles) is part of it. The good thing is I’m not under contract in a year where we’d potentially be in Los Angeles.” 

NCAA Basketball

Across to college basketball and both Hampton and Ole Miss secured their place in March Madness with wins last night.

Hampton overcame Manhattan 74-64 whilst Ole Miss rallied from 17 points behind to beat BYU. Andy Kennedy’s side scored an impressive 62 points in the second half and will now take on number six seed Xavier.

NBA

Meanwhile, in the NBA the New York Knicks pulled off the shock of the night – beating the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 after overtime.

Speaking after the game, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich described his team’s performance as pathetic.

NHL

Finally, in the NHL the league’s GMs have today taken the bold step to recommend introducing three-on-three play in overtime starting next season.

The move, it is hoped, would reduce the number of games currently going all the way to a shootout.

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