Five Things You Missed
This past week was all about the home run—whether it came from the guy who’s trotted around the bases more than any active player or someone doing it for the first time.
The first month of the season is in the books. Games are shorter, which isn’t a surprise given baseball’s new policies, but the Mets’ and Astros’ hot starts are. And the month couldn’t end without Mike Trout making a game-saving catch.
After six straight losing seasons, this was the year many expected the Mets to contend for a playoff spot.
The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
The record-setting start to the Tournament—as far as one-point games—gave way to exciting, compelling matchups this past weekend.
Nothing beats the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament and this year was especially incredible. From improbable upsets to last-second heroics—and sometimes both in the same game—the 2015 Tourney got off to a roaring start.
We will not have a repeat champion this year. While expected for much of the season, it became official yesterday, when Connecticut lost in the American Conference finals and was denied an at-large bid.
Saturday’s slate was incredible, and some of the biggest and best games are recapped below. In many conferences, regular season concluded this past weekend, meaning the league tournaments are set to begin (some as early as tomorrow).
The Cleveland Browns are tied for first in the AFC North. The perennial doormat of the division dominated its intra-division, intra-state rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals last night, scoring first and never trailing en route to a 24-3 victory.
Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.
The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.