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Good morning. Hansel Emmanuel, a high school basketball player with one arm, is an absolute baller. Watching him play will motivate you to get after it this fine Tuesday.
- Nathan Baugh
In today's Sprint:
🏀  Baylor dominates
🏈  Bye, NY
📺  What is Jeopardy?
Trivia: Prior to Baylor, which Texas school had won a men's college basketball national title?
  1. Texas
  2. Texas Western
  3. Texas A&M
  4. Texas Tech

AROUND THE LEAGUES
Bear Down
Eighteen years after taking the head job at Baylor and calling his shot, Scott Drew led his team to a resounding win against a formerly undefeated Gonzaga squad to claim the Bears' first men's college basketball national title.
Waco went crazy.
(28-2) Baylor 86 vs. (31-1) Gonzaga 70
  • Within the first three minutes of the game, Gonzaga faced its largest deficit of the NCAA Tournament and Baylor never looked back.
  • Baylor's Jared Butler (22 pts, 7 ast) became the first player with 20+ points and 7 assists in a title game since Carmelo Anthony in 2003.
A huge thank you to the student-athletes for making this season and tournament happen. And shoutout to Bryan, winner of the Sprint’s first bracket challenge.
NBA
(35-16) Brooklyn Nets 114 vs. (25-26) NY Knicks 112
  • Kyrie Irving (40 pts, 2 reb, 7 ast) was the heartbeat of Brooklyn’s offense, leading the Nets to victory in the battle of New York.
(28-21) Dallas Mavericks 111 vs. (38-12) Utah Jazz 103
  • The Mavericks put an end to the NBA-leading Jazz’s nine game winning streak by shooting 47% from beyond the arc, compared to Utah’s 27%.
MLB
(2-2) NY Yankees 7 vs. (3-1) Baltimore Orioles 0
  • Yankees pitchers threw a shutout and Giancarlo Stanton blasted a 471-foot grand slam to give the Orioles their first loss.
NHL
(26-8-4) Colorado Avalanche 5 vs. (23-12-2) Minnesota Wild 4
  • The Avalanche held off a 3-goal, 3rd period push from the Wild to win the game and stay atop the West division.
Premier League
(52 pts) West Ham 3 vs. (35 pts) Wolves 1
  • Get ready to cringe, Manchester United fans. Since joining West Ham, Jesse Lingard has assisted or scored more Premier League goals than any other player.

NFL
Run This Town
Yesterday, the NY Jets moved on from former 3rd overall pick Sam Darnold. They traded the QB to the Carolina Panthers.
  • Jets get: 2021 6th round pick, 2022 4th round pick, 2022 2nd round pick
  • Panthers get: QB Sam Darnold
The Jets and new coach Robert Saleh are set on taking the future of their franchise with the number 2 pick in the coming NFL draft. Likely, that means BYU QB Zach Wilson.
The real winner? Darnold. He’s 23 years old, getting coached by offensive genius Joe Brady (instead of Adam Gase), and throwing the ball to Christian McCaffrey and DJ Moore. If there was ever a perfect opportunity to resurrect a career, this is it.
Fun fact: The Jets have now traded each of their 2013-2018 1st round picks. Not great.

TUESDAY WATCHLIST
NBA
Philadelphia 76ers (34-16) vs. Boston Celtics (25-25) - 7:30 ET on TNT
Milwaukee Bucks (32-17) vs. Golden St Warriors (23-27) - 10:00 ET on TNT
Champions League - Quarterfinals First Leg
Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund - 3:00 ET on Paramount+
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - 3:00 ET on Paramount+
P.S: Paramount+ is offering a free week. It’s a clear bid to get subscribers, and it may or may not have worked on me.
MLB
NY Mets (0-1) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (4-0) - 7:05 ET on ESPN
Tampa Bay Rays (2-1) vs. Boston Red Sox (0-3) - 7:10 ET on ESPN+
NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins (24-12-2) vs. NY Rangers (17-15-5) - 7:00 ET on NBCSN
Dallas Stars (13-13-10) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (17-17-5) - 8:00 ET on ESPN+

WATER COOLER TALK
🏈  Georgia got a huge commitment from the transfer portal with former West Virginia All-American corner Tykee Smith joining the Bulldogs. He has two years of eligibility left.
🏀  UNC found its successor to Roy Williams. Hubert Davis, a UNC assistant coach since 2011 and former star player in the 90’s, will be promoted to head coach. Davis becomes the first Black coach in Tarheel history.
⚾  For the team’s home opener, the Texas Rangers hosted the first US sporting event with a 100% capacity crowd in a year.
📺  Aaron Rodgers crushed his first time hosting Jeopardy, kicking off a two week stint with the Packers QB leading the show. A contestant asked Rodgers the perfect question regarding last year’s Packers playoff run. He was left a bit speechless.
📺  ESPN fired Paul Pierce over an Instagram live video. Immediately after the announcement, Dave Portnoy and Barstool reached out to The Truth.

TRIVIA ANSWER
B. The Texas Western Miners beat Kentucky and legendary coach Adolph Rupp in the 1966 national title game.

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