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 watching The Walking Dead finale.
WrestleMania 32 falls flat
WrestleMania 32 went off with a fizzle as the spectacle failed to match the hype. In front of a record crowd of 100,000-plus fans at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Roman Reigns won the WWE Championship by defeating Triple H in a dud of a main event. The guys at Busted Open Radio weren’t pleased during their live post-show:
Elsewhere on the card, Shane McMahon put his life on the line for the sake of “wow”-factor, diving off the top of a cell and flying 20-plus feet through the air just to crash into a table. These things were cool when Shane-O-Mac was a glorified stunt-man who would do a bunch of crazy stuff, but now he’s a 46-year-old father of three who happened to have his sons enter the stadium with him and sit front row with his wife and mother. All I could do was cringe while watching this. He lost the match to the Undertaker, if you were wondering, making this stunt and the entire match completely pointless.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 4, 2016
Other questionable decisions included Zack Ryder winning the Intercontinental Championship, NXT superstar Baron Corbin winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and Chris Jericho beating A.J. Styles. The best match of the night was the women’s championship match between Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. All three ladies put on an outstanding performance and ushered in a new era in the WWE Divas division:
SiriusXM’s MLB Opening Day coverage
Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is here! In the first three games of the season, the Royals beat the Mets, 4-3, the Blue Jays beat the Rays, 5-3, and the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-1.
You can catch the full-slate of games today on MLB Network Radio, but before you do, take a look at the MLB Network Radio hosts’ predictions for the season. Every divisional prediction, every playoff prediction, Cy Young winners, League MVPs are all right here. Also, be sure to check out a new series from SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” is an embedded look at the goings-on of the Texas Rangers spring training camp as they prepare for the 2016 MLB season.
UConn makes fourth straight National Championship
The UConn women’s basketball team is one step closer to making history, beating Oregon State 80-51, the largest margin of victory in women’s Final Four history, to reach its fourth consecutive National Championship game. It was UConn’s 74th straight win, the second-longest winning streak in school and NCAA history. No school has ever won four straight national titles, but the Huskies seem like a lock to achieve that feat on Tuesday.
They will have to go through Syracuse, which beat Washington 80-59 to reach its first-ever national title game.
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