Waiting for... the Final Four!
Tigers drop to 0-4: This is getting ridiculous.
Studs: Chase Utley and Bill Hall each mash 2 HR
Hiroki Kuroda's MLB debut: Solid. 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 W.
NBA West: Lakers beat Mavs, Warriors beat Grizzlies. GSW now within .5 games of Denver, which is within .5 games of Dallas. The battle between these three teams for two spots should go down to the season's final game.
Hornets first in West to clinch a playoff spot: Does that alone cap their turnaround season, or do they have to win a playoff series? More than one playoff series? (Meanwhile, congrats to the Sixers on making the playoffs -- did anyone see that coming? Raptors and Wizards clinch, too.)
More NBA: Jazz beat Spurs, ending SA's 8-game W streak, but also reminding you that the West playoffs will be totally unpredictable.
Tyler Hansbrough is AP College Hoops Player of the Year: I'll stick with Kevin Love.
Cal hires Mike Montgomery: After his long and successful tenure at Stanford, this is huge to return to the Bay Area. It would be like Jim Tressel going to coach Michigan football. Cal will be much better.
Eric Gordon jumping to the NBA: He's a proven scorer, but can he play PG in the NBA, or is he just an undersized 2-guard, sort of like another Gordon (Ben)? He will have to be in the right situation, next to a larger point guard.
Of the teams likely to pick in the 4-10 range where Gordon will be taken, both the Nets (Devin Harris) and the Knicks (Jamal Crawford) seem to fit that description, though both could always use more size ahead of another guy looking to jack shots. Looking at those other Lottery teams, I'm not sure where Gordon would fit with them. He is no Derrick Rose, and he could end up sliding (or just being an overvalued pick).