Naomi Osaka and her idol Serena Williams squared off in the middle of the
night for a spot in the Aussie Open finals. Before yesterday, the series was
The match: Despite losing the first two games,
Osaka powered past Serena, winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-4
Looking ahead: Osaka plays American #22 Jennifer
Brady in the finals. If she wins, it’ll be her 4th Grand Slam at the age of
Serena still has 23 Grand Slam titles, firmly placing her in the
conversation for greatest athlete ever. And, after a semifinal run at the
age of 39, she isn't done yet.
What a year: Off the court, Osaka recently became
the highest paid female athlete in the world (Serena is second). She also
invested in the North Carolina Courage, becoming a co-owner of the women’s
professional soccer team.
After winning the first two sets, #2 Rafael Nadal dropped
three sets in a row to #5 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Stefanos
commented that he “flew like a little bird” to victory.
#114 Aslan Karatsev became the first player to make the semifinals
of his first major tournament. His next match is against #1 Novak
Fact of the day: Aslan has earned more
prize money this tournament (662K) than in the rest of his career
On Monday, the UNC Basketball team tweeted
they were looking for someone to play after having several games postponed.
Within hours Northeastern slid in their DMs and a game was scheduled.
(13-7) UNC 82 vs. (9-8)
The tweet paid off as the Tar Heels get a much-needed win for their
March Madness resume.
(24-5) Utah Jazz 114
vs. (21-9) Los Angeles Clippers 96
Rudy Gobert (23 pts, 20 reb) dominated on both ends of the court,
leading the Jazz to a victory against a top Western Conference
Other top performers: Damian Lillard (43 pts, 16
ast) and Zion Williamson (36 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast)
Champions League - Round of 16
FC Porto 2 vs. Juventus
Porto scored in the first minute of each half to upset Cristiano
Ronaldo and Juventus.
The saving grace for Juventus was scoring the all-important away
goal in the 82nd minute.
Dortmund 3 vs. Sevilla
20-year-old wunderkind Erling Haaland put on a show, scoring two
first-half goals to propel Dortmund to a huge first-leg victory.
Toronto Raptors (13-15) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (16-12) - 7:30 ET on TNT
The big one: Brooklyn Nets (18-12) vs. Los Angeles
Lakers (22-7) - 10:00 ET on TNT
#11 Iowa (15-6) vs. #22 Wisconsin (15-7) - 7:00 ET on ESPN3
Wichita St. (12-4) vs. #6 Houston (17-2) - 7:00 ET on ESPN2
Saint Mary’s (11-6) vs. #1 Gonzaga (20-0) - 9:00 ET on ESPN
New Jersey Devils (5-3-2) vs. Boston Bruins (10-2-2) - 7:00 ET on ESPN+
WATER COOLER TALK
🏈 The Steelers’ GM said Ben Roethlisberger
is the QB of the team… “as of today.” With a $41.2 million cap hit next
is going to change, but whether it’ll be a contract restructure or a
change of scenery for Big Ben nobody knows.
🏈 The Jacksonville Jaguars are returning to teal as their primary
home colors. As long as they don’t bring back the two-tone helmets