Not all of this past few days’ college basketball action happened at the Final Four. While Kentucky and Kansas were busy advancing to Monday night’s NCAA title game, the nation’s best dunkers gathered on Thursday to crown a champ at the 2012 College Dunk Contest.
April is a sports fan’s dream with the NCAA basketball championship, the NBA and NHL playoff push, golf’s Masters tournament, the NFL draft and, perhaps most celebrated of all the annual April sporting events, the opening of the Major League Baseball season. This week’s Sports Movie of the Week, ‘Bull Durham,’ is arguably the best baseball movie ever made and a perfect choice to get fans in the mood for baseball.
After Seattle and Oakland began the 2012 season with a split of a two-game series in Japan last week, Major League Baseball is ready for all of its teams to begin play this week. Opening Day for the 2012 season is Wednesday, when the world champion St. Louis Cardinals face the new look and newly-named Miami Marlins in the inaugural game at Marlins Park in Miami. Here’s this week’s MLB report:
Doron Lamb scored 22 points, and Kentucky held off a spirited Kansas rally to beat the Jayhawks 67-59 in the NCAA title game in New Orleans on Monday night. The win gave the Wildcats (38-2) their eighth national championship in school history and first since 1998.
Go to enough bars, see enough sporting events or star in enough reality TV shows and this much is certain: fights will happen. When they do, you better have some street fight tips committed to memory so you can handle yourself, lest you wind up like Chris Tucker in the restaurant scene of ‘Rush Hour.’
The multi-state Mega Millions lottery is giving away a record jackpot of at least $540640 million * on Friday night to anyone whose six numbers match the six balls that come up during the Mega Millions jackpot drawing. You can get more than a half-billion dollars just for having the right balls go your way (who knew you had so much in common with NBA groupies?).
The 2012 Final Four includes four NCAA basketball programs that have each won at least one national championship in its history. In total, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas have 49 Final Four appearances and 13 NCAA basketball titles between them.
‘Mad Men’ – the outstanding TV drama about the advertising world of Madison Avenue in the 1960s returns to AMC tonight. while plenty of ‘Mad Men’ fans tune in to see Jon Hamm as ‘Don Draper,’ pardon us if we watch to see Jessica Paré, stars as Megan Calvet/Don Draper’s secretary and wife-to-be.
Traditional college basketball powers Kentucky and Kansas each won regional finals on Sunday to join Ohio State and Louisville in the 2012 Final Four in New Orleans next weekend. Here’s a recap of Sunday’s regional final games:
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