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In today's Sprint:
⚽️ Mbappe stars
⛳ Happy Gilmore
🎾 Djokovic smashes a racket
Trivia: Aslan Karatsev, ranked
114th in the world, reached the semifinals of the Australian
Open. Who is the lowest ranked player to win the Australian
Without Neymar, many expected PSG to lose to Barcelona. Or, at least, for it
to be a close game.
What actually happened: PSG superstar Kylian
Mbappe turned in a signature
performance en route to a hat trick and a 4-1 beat down of
The 22-year-old looked comfortable without his running mate Neymar, wreaking
havoc on a solid Barca defense.
What's next? Champions League matchups take place
over two legs (or games).
Barcelona and Messi get one more chance to come back from the 1-4 hole. But
they’ll be on the road in Paris, and Neymar will likely be back.
The other game
Liverpool 2 vs. RB
Mo Salah and Sadio Mane scored within five minutes of each other to
put this game away.
Like Barca, Leipzig has one more game to come back.
(22-7) Los Angeles Lakers 112 vs. (7-21) Minnesota Timberwolves
In a surprisingly close game, the Lakers needed someone to step up
other than LeBron (30 pts, 13 reb, 7 ast). Dennis Schroeder (24 pts,
3 ast) was that guy.
(14-13) Boston Celtics 112 vs. (15-12) Denver Nuggets 99
Nikola Jokic‘s 43 points weren’t enough to beat the team play of the
Other top performers: Ja Morant (28 pts, 7 reb, 8
ast) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (34 pts, 10 reb, 8 ast)
(13-8) Georgia 80 vs.
(13-6) Missouri 70
Five Georgia players scored in double-digits, leading the Bulldogs
to their best win of the year.
Houston Rockets (11-16) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (18-10) - 7:30 ET on ESPN
Miami Heat (11-16) vs. Golden State Warriors (15-13) - 10:00 ET on ESPN
#17 USC (17-3) vs. Arizona State (7-9) - 8:00 ET on ESPN2
Champions League - Round of 16
Dortmund vs. Sevilla - 3:00 ET on CBS All Access
Juventus vs. Porto - 3:00 ET on CBS All Access
Florida Panthers (9-2-2) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (10-3-0) - 5:00 ET
Winnipeg Jets (9-5-1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (9-8-0) - 10:00 ET on NBCSN
WATER COOLER TALK
⛳️ Adam Sandler revived his iconic
Gilmore swing in celebration of the movie’s 25 year
anniversary and took a shot at Shooter McGavin in the process.
Shooter responded with a legendary
🏈 Future No. 1 overall pick Trevor
Lawrence underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder.
He’s expected to be ready to go by training camp.
⛷️ Mikaela Shiffrin dominated the
skiing world championships, winning her 6th gold medal, the most
ever by an American.
🏀 Draymond Green went on a passionate
rant about the double standard in the NBA, calling out the
difference in how teams treat players who demand a trade versus how
they treat players they’re looking to deal. The comments were in
defense of Andre Drummond.
🎾 #10 Serena Williams defeated #2
Simona Halep in straight sets. She’ll play
Naomi Osaka on Thursday in the Australian Open semifinals.
🎾 #1 Novak Djokovicsmashed
a racket and played amazing tennis to beat #6 Alexander
D. Mark Edmondson won the Australian Open in 1976
while ranked 212th in the world.
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