The Warriors are a team of destiny
Just in case you had any doubts after Saturday's overtime comeback win over the Thunder, last night's overtime win over the Hawks — without Stephen Curry in the lineup — should've sealed your absolute belief in the Warriors. We're used to seeing Curry hit preposterous game-winning three-pointers. But Draymond Green?? Off-balance and with the shot clock expiring? Are you kidding me?
And somehow that was only the second most impressive thing Green did all night:
Golden State is now 54–5 and 25–0 at home. That's important because seventeen of their final 23 games are at home. The '95-96 Bulls hold the alltime record for regular season wins with 72. At this point in the season, the Bulls were 53–6. The Spurs also still technically have a chance at the record (they are 50–9 and similarly undefeated at home).
The greatest golf bowling shot of all time...
...and maybe the only golf bowling shot of all time?
McDavid wins round one of the McEichel showdown
The top two picks from last year's NHL draft — Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Buffalo's Jack Eichel — finally faced off last night. McDavid had the bigger game, as he scored the Oilers' only two goals in a 2–1 win. The loss had to sting for Buffalo fans who were half-expecting to win the draft lottery and get McDavid after their team had the worst record in hockey last year. McDavid scored off the opening puck drop to start the game and in overtime to seal it:
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The Tampa Bay Rays will play the Cuban national team in Havana, Cuba, on March 22, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
The Rays, who were randomly selected by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in November to partake in the spring training game abroad, will be the first U.S. team to play in Cuba since March 1999. Before Fidel Castro’s revolution, U.S. teams commonly played spring training games in Cuba. However, no MLB spring training games took place in Cuba between 1959 and 1999.
Manfred said last month he was confident the Rays’ game in Havana would happen, pending approval from Cuba. President Barack Obama is expected to attend the game, according to a White House announcement Tuesday.
The United States reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, allowing more travel and economic freedom between the two countries. Numerous Cuban stars populate the MLB, such as the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and the Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes.
The Baltimore Ravens have reached a three-year contract extension with quarterback Joe Flacco, the team announced Wednesday.
The deal is worth $66.4 million with a $40 million signing bonus, making Flacco the league’s highest-paid player and owner of the biggest bonus, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Flacco, 31, is now under contract with the team until 2021.
The signal caller missed the final six games of the 2015 season after sustaining a torn ACL on Nov. 22. The injury occurred during the last series of the game on a passing play.
Flacco finished the season with 2,791 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In eight NFL seasons, he’s passed for 28,322 yards, 162 scores and 102 picks.
A Super Bowl XLVII champion and MVP, Flacco was selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2008 draft out of Delaware.
The Ravens missed the playoffs in 2015, finishing the season with a 5–11 record.