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In today's Sprint:
🏀 Top teams revealed
⛳ Spieth gets his swagger back
🏎 ️ Panda Express pit stop
Trivia: In 2012, Linsanity came to
a crescendo as Jeremy Lin knocked down a buzzer-beater to
lift the Knicks to a Valentine’s Day win. What team did he
Valentine’s Day marked one month until the March Madness bracket is
revealed. Meanwhile, the selection committee released its initial top
sixteen teams, with Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan, and Ohio State
leading the way.
(14-1) #3 Michigan 67
vs. (15-7) #21 Wisconsin 59
After a 23-day COVID-19 hiatus, Michigan reminded us why they’re the
#3 team in the country by coming back from a double-digit halftime
deficit to beat the Badgers.
(13-5) #12 Oklahoma 91
vs. (14-6) #14 West Virginia 90 - 2OT
The Sooners delivered in their second of five games against ranked
teams this month, with Austin Reaves putting up 28 points, 9
rebounds, and 7 assists.
(16-9) #19 Creighton 86
vs. (13-5) #5 Villanova 70
Big East preseason player of the year Marcus Zegarowski (25 pts, 5
ast) lifted the Blue Jays over the Wildcats.
(15-3) #9 Virginia 60
vs. (12-7) UNC 48
Fact of the day: The Cavaliers kept all
Tar Heels under ten points, something which hasn’t happened since
(16-12) Brooklyn Nets 134 vs. (14-13) Golden State Warriors
In his first game back in the Bay Area, Kevin Durant (20 pts, 5 reb,
6 ast) led the Nets to an impressive victory over Steph Curry (27
pts, 3 reb, 5 ast) and the Warriors. However, KD strained his
hamstring and will miss about a week.
After the game, Kyrie
Irving said James Harden is the Nets’ point guard while
he’ll play shooting guard.
(16-9) Phoenix Suns 120
vs. (18-9) Philadelphia 76ers 111
The Suns are hot! Embodying their Bubble success, the Suns have won
eight of their last nine, including four against projected playoff
(7-17) Washington Wizards 104 vs. (13-13) Boston Celtics 91
While 2021 has not been kind to Washington, the Wizards pulled off
an impressive win against a struggling Celtics squad who have
dropped four of their past five.
(19-1) #6 Texas A&M 80 vs. (12-5) #16 Tennessee 70
In a pivotal matchup between two storied SEC programs, the Aggies
pulled away late to notch their eighth win against a top-25
(53 pts) Manchester City 3 vs. (36 pts) Tottenham 0
What happened to the Tottenham team that reached the top of the
table in December? Nobody knows.
(46 pts) Leicester City 3 vs. (40 pts) Liverpool 1
Leicester scored three goals in seven minutes to hand Liverpool
their third straight Premier League loss.
After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp conceded
the league’s title.
(46 pts) Manchester United 1 vs. (13 pts) West Brom 1
Don’t let the tie fool you, this goes down as a massive
disappointment for United and a huge upset for West Brom who are
fighting to avoid relegation.
Daniel Berger (-18) won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, sinking an eagle
putt on the 18th hole to clinch the two-stroke win. That eagle marked
Berger’s fourth of the tournament, twice as many as any other player.
The other winner: Jordan Speith (-15, tied for
third) continued his recent success, achieving his second top-five finish in
two weeks. Before last week, May 2019 was the last time he finished in the
Zoom out: Spieth has golf fans remembering 2015
when he won both the Masters and US Open as a 21-year-old. He’s peaking
right in time for April’s Masters.
WATER COOLER TALK
🎾 #3 Dominic Thiem lost in the
third round of the Australian Open to #18 Grigor Dimitrov.
🎾 So did #5 Elina Svitolina, who lost to Jessica Pegula. Name sound familiar? She's
the daughter of Buffalo Bills' owners Terry and Kim Pegula.
🥍 Chris Hogan, the former Patriots’
wide receiver, declared
for the Premier Lacrosse League entry draft. Hogan captained Penn
State’s lacrosse team in college.
🏎 ️ 15 laps into the Daytona 500, a 15-car crash struck just
before weather put the race on hold. During the delay, driver Chase
to Panda Express. Bold strategy with hours of driving to go
(Briscoe finished a respectable 19th while Michael McDowell won the
🥊 Kamaru Usmandefeated
former teammate and close friend Gilbert Burns by TKO in an
emotional brawl, giving Usman his 13th straight victory, a UFC
🏈 After JJ Watt was released from
the Texans, fans flooded the Watt Foundation with $99 donations to
bribe him to come to their favorite teams. The Watt
Foundation funds middle school athletic programs.
D. With just 0.5 seconds left to play, Jeremy Lin
hit a three to beat the Toronto
Raptors on Valentine’s Day 2012. Even the Raptors’ home crowd cheered for