Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were contemplating getting a new, Nate Diaz-themed tattoo.
Cavs overwhelm Lakers in Kobe’s final game against LeBron James
All five of Cleveland’s starters scored in double digits (and all also shot over 50% from the field) in a game that was never all that close. Kyrie Irving paced the Cavs with 26 points, while the Mamba dropped 26 of his own on a surprisingly efficient 11-16. LeBron chipped in 24 with seven dimes and five boards while also doing things like this:
J.R. Smith got the off-the-board assist for those keeping score at home.
Upsets and blowouts rule the day in the college ranks
It’s conference tournament time and most of the big dogs are taking care of business (see: ‘Nova’s demolition of Georgetown and Xavier’s wrecking of Marquette), but a few giants fell yesterday as well. Both Duke and Iowa lost in surprising fashion to to Notre Dame and Illinois, respectively. The Hawkeyes’ loss to the sub-.500 Illini is particularly shocking. In further Big Ten tourney-quakes, the Wisconsin Badgers were shocked by the Nebraska Cornhuskers, setting up a Nebraska-Maryland match that everyone totally predicted … NOT. The conference tourneys continue today and you can catch all the action on SiriusXM (and our mobile app!)
NFL Free Agency market is still hot
While everyone waits to find out if Ryan Fitzpatrick will re-sign with the New York Jets and/or where Colin Kaepernick is going to wind up, you should catch up with all the FA action here. So far, the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are looking like the big free agency winners. The Browns and Dolphins? Not so much.
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