Tuesday April 7th, 2015

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One Shining Moment

Justise Winslow and Grayson Allen
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Thanks to a scrappy freshman and two longtime friends, Duke captured another national championship, the fifth for coach Mike Krzyzewski. Some other highlights: Roy Williams donated his seat to the memory of Bo Ryan's father, Butch ... Duke guard Grayson Allen looks like everybody ... Not a great night for the scoreboard operator ... Dads of the Final Four ... This Wisconsin fan spent 16 hours creating his polyurethane foam hat. But this Badgers/Teletubby fan stole the show ... Wisconsin alum J.J. Watt should just stop coming to Lucas Oil Stadium ... Frank Kaminsky received a great tribute from his roommate and teammate Jordan Smith ... Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill took an unwarranted (but kinda awesome) shot at Duke after the game ... Bo Ryan did not love the game's officiating ... Athletes took to Twitter after the game to congratulate the Blue Devils ... Mitt Romney predicted the entire Final Four and national champion ... Gallery: SI's best photos from the championship game ... Duke students were pretty happy about the victory.


MLB Opening Day Round-Up

An angry Easter Bunny sabotaged the Presidents Race at Nationals Park ... The Marlins got their season off to a great start by failing to close the retractable roof in time and making fans sit through a rain delay ... This Yankees fan tried (and failed miserably) to throw a home run ball back on the field. I was surprised at all the love Yankees fans gave Alex Rodriguez ... Nobody had a better opening day than retired pitcher Bret Saberhagen ... Mike Trout homered off Felix Hernandez during his first at-bat of the season ... Miami outfielder Marcell Ozuna really thought he made this catch ... Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs (including a grand slam) in his Red Sox debut ... ESPN reporter Britt McHenry turned some heads at the Nats game ...  The WWE got into baseball mode with these teams inspired by their superstars. 


China Declares War on Golf

"The Forbidden Game" is not very popular among Chinese officials.


Lovely Lady of the Day

It's Passover and Bar Paly is eating Matzah. Seems like a good reason to make her today's LLOD (click here for full-size gallery).


Russell Westbrook = Good Guy

Not only does Russell Westbrook have 11 triple-doubles this season, but also he's making a big difference off the court. On Monday, he took the car he won for being named All-Star game MVP and donated it to a single mom.


The Magic of Movie Make-Up

Sloth and other movie monsters get into character.


Take That, Victoria's Secret


I'll Just Take The Original. Thanks.


That's Amore!


Beware of Flying Contact Lens


Odds & Ends

President Obama spent Monday playing sports with famous athletes ... Dirk Nowitzki rode a merry-go-round ... The greatest living player of all 30 MLB franchises ... This 115-year-old woman from Michigan is the world's oldest living person ... Dave Chappelle reportedly taped a new HBO special ... This just may be the worst call of the NBA season ... ​A high school senior in Florida threw a no-hitter and followed it up with a perfect game ... This is America's 14-year-old chess grandmaster ... The 20 most iconic movie villain masks ... Meet the female Indiana Jones.


One Shining Moment

The official ending of another college basketball season. Congrats, Duke.


Pro Wrestlers Play Softball

Great find by Uproxx of a 1994 charity softball game featuring WWE superstars (and Shawn Michaels in Zubaz!).


Doggie in a Drive-Through

My dog would devour this in .4 seconds. (H/T People Pets)


It's Finally Not Freezing Out. Let's Celebrate!

Paul McCartney with a Beatles classic.

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