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- Blake
In today's Sprint:
🤼  Stanford standout
⚽  UCL hopes
🏈  High school scandal
Trivia: Which NBA team’s starting lineup has an average age younger than the associated men’s basketball team?
  1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Ohio State
  2. Detroit Pistons - Michigan
  3. Sacramento Kings - UCLA
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder - Oklahoma

SOCCER
Elite 8
The Champions League, which pits Europe’s best club teams against each other and garners more than 350 million viewers worldwide, has reached its final eight teams. UEFA announced the matchups and there are some doozies.
Who plays who?
  • Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund
  • Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain
  • FC Porto vs. Chelsea
  • Real Madrid vs. Liverpool
The three favorites - Man City, Bayern, and Paris Saint-Germain - find themselves on the same side of the bracket.
The pressure is on: Manchester City, despite spending enough money to trigger a Financial Fair Play investigation, have never advanced past the Champions League semifinals. In manager Pep Guardiola’s fifth season, the pressure is mounting.
With the Premier League title basically secured, City and Pep are focused on one thing - winning the club’s first Champions League crown.

AROUND THE LEAGUES
Deadline Day
As the NBA trade deadline (3:00 ET today) nears, several high profile players like Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball, and Aaron Gordon may have played their last games in their current cities.
(23-29) Dallas Mavericks 128 vs. (10-34) Minnesota Timberwolves 108
  • Anthony Edwards became the 5th teenager to average 25 points per game over a 10 game span, joining LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Luka Doncic, and Zion Williamson.
(15-29) Orlando Magic 112 vs. (29-14) Phoenix Suns 111
  • Evan Fournier’s game winning floater may have been his last as a member of the Magic, and helped cool off the Suns.
College Basketball - Women's
Round of 32: #2 Texas A&M 84 vs. #7 Iowa State 82 - OT
  • Jordan Nixon’s (35 pts, 2 reb, 7 ast) buzzer-beater punched the Aggie’s ticket to their third straight Sweet 16.
Round of 32: #2 Maryland 100 vs. #7 Alabama 64
  • The Terps showed their high powered offense, outscoring the Tide 30-9 in the first quarter en route to their seventh (!) game of 100+ points scored.
NHL
(20-11-2) Pittsburgh Penguins 5 vs. (6-21-4) Buffalo Sabres 2
  • After losing their 15th game in a row, Buffalo fans are already looking toward football season.
(12-20-3) Ottawa Senators 3 vs. (15-16-3) Calgary Flames 1
  • Ottawa is beginning to creep out of the NHL North Division basement thanks to a sweep of the Flames, who have only scored two goals in their last three games.

THURSDAY WATCHLIST
NBA
Portland Trail Blazers (25-8) vs. Miami Heat (22-22) - 7:30 ET on TNT
Philadelphia 76ers (31-13) vs. LA Lakers (28-16) - 10:00 ET on TNT
NHL
New York Rangers (14-13-4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (15-12-4) - 7:00 ET on ESPN+
Carolina Hurricanes (21-7-3) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (13-13-7) - 7:00 ET on ESPN+
New York Islanders (21-8-4) vs. Boston Bruins (16-8-4) - 7:00 ET
Tennis - Miami Open
2nd Round: #1 Ashleigh Barty vs. Kristína Kučová - 1:00 PM ET
2nd Round: #3 Simona Halep vs. Caroline Garcia - 5:00 ET

WATER COOLER TALK
🏈  Dan Snyder, one of football’s more controversial owners, is buying out the Washington Football Team’s minority shares to own 100% of the franchise and ensure his total control.
🏈  Georgia wide receiver George Pickens tore his ACL in practice. A rising junior, Pickens was widely viewed as the best receiver in the country heading into the 2021 season.
🏈  Wide receiver Rondale Moore posted a blazing 4.29 second forty-yard-dash time and a 42” vertical at Purdue’s Pro Day.
🏀  An argument between the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam and coach Nick Nurse had to be broken up by teammates after a loss to the Cavaliers. The Raptors have lost nine in a row.
⚾  The MLB is cracking down on the use of foreign substances (like pine tar) by pitchers. Another rule designed to promote a more offensive and exciting game.

TRIVIA ANSWER
A. Donald Cerrone, known as “The Cowboy,” has 23 wins in 36 bouts in the lightweight and welterweight divisions. That’s the most wins in UFC history.