Kansas, Memphis advance to national title game: Both did it impressively, truly proving their worthiness to compete for a national title tomorrow night.
Kansas beats UNC: That first 13 minutes was one of the biggest ass-kickings I have ever seen, nevermind that KU did it against the team purported to be the best in the country.
(They actually delivered TWO decisive runs: One in the first half, to go up by 60 -- it was 26, but felt like 60 -- and one in the second half, when UNC closed the lead to 5 with 9 minutes to play, but then KU extended the lead to its final 18-point margin by the end. The former was breath-taking; the latter was champion-like.)
Memphis beats UCLA: OK, I believe. Finally. After two straight Final Fours, UCLA was as ready as any team in the country this season to win the national title; Memphis rocked them.
NBA West: The Nuggets lost a must-win against the Kings despite Melo's 47...
Meanwhile, whee: The Celtics clinch HCA throughout the East playoffs. Expect to see as little effort at the end of this season as they produced a year ago.
MLB: Peavy 2-hits Dodgers... Wow, the Tigers are STILL winless... I'm trying not to read too much passing-of-guard symbolism of the Rays beating the Yankees (remember a few years ago when the otherwise-hapless Rays owned NYY?)... Fukudome!... Weren't the Cardinals supposed to not be very good this season?... Fantasy Must-Have: Manny Parra...
NBA Draft: Arizona's Jerryd Bayless, who will likely be the second overall guard taken after Derrick Rose (and a consensus Top 5 pick) goes pro, as does Louisville's Earl Clark, who had a very good NCAA Tournament.
Why is Alexander Ovechkin the NHL MVP? Aside from his scoring brilliance, there is no way the Caps even sniff the playoffs -- let alone a division title -- without him.
Jacque Rogge says the weather in Beijing isn't a threat to athletes? I think there are many scientists related to the USOC who would strongly disagree with him, and any athlete who DOESN'T wear a mask from the second they land in China until the second before they compete is hurting themselves.