March 9th, 2010
10:37 AM ET

Sports Update: Lakers' bad streak, NCAA tourney, Arsenal

The Lakers are hoping to avoid their firs four-game losing streak in three seasons.

One women's basketball team attempts to extend a historic streak. Two New York aces - CC Sabathia and Johan Santana - take the mound in spring exhibitions. Three more invitations to the NCAA men's hoops tournament are handed out. And four of the world's best soccer teams look to advance into the Champions League quarterfinals (all times Eastern).

- Tigers vs. Nationals (1 p.m., MLB.TV): Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 first-year player draft, makes his much-anticipated spring training debut against Detroit.

- Arsenal vs. FC Porto (2:45 p.m., FSC): Arsenal trails 2-1 entering the return leg of its Champions League tie with the Portuguese giants. Can Arsene Wenger's charges make up the deficit in North London? Fiorentina meets Bayern Munich in the other Round of 16 match (2:45 p.m., FSN).

- Wright State vs. Butler (9 p.m., ESPN): The 12th-ranked Bulldogs, winners of 19 straight contests, bring the nation's longest win streak into tonight's Horizon League title game. Wright State plays the role of underdog in one of Tuesday's three conference championship games.

- Raptors vs. Lakers (10:30 p.m., NBA TV): The defending champs try to avoid their first four-game losing streak in three seasons against Toronto at Staples Center.

By The Numbers

71 - Consecutive victories by the Connecticut women's basketball team after Monday's 59-44 win over Notre Dame, an NCAA record. UConn eclipsed the program's own mark set from Nov. 9, 2001, to March 11, 2003.

$3,200 - Approximate retail price of a 40-inch 3-D television from Sony, which announced plans to begin selling four models of 3-D TVs on June 10 in Japan.

15 - Consecutive victories by the Flyers over the Islanders, the NHL's longest active win streak against one team. The teams meet tonight in Philadelphia (7 p.m., Versus).

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