Huge bracket blunder
James Kiki has the best NCAA tournament bracket on Yahoo after picking the Final Four teams correctly, but he's unlikely to win the $50,000 grand prize for a very frustrating reason: He forgot to pick a champion. Kiki picked 48 out of 60 games so far correctly, and will surely kick himself if either North Carolina or Villanova win. You can check out his amazing-but-incomplete bracket here.
Rizzo tickles the ivories
After just two months of piano lessons, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo put on an impromptu concert for his teammates, playing Adele's "Hello," among other songs:
Bubba Watson, nearly a two-sport athlete
You can't do that
The Craig Sager-Gregg Popovich relationship, now in pin form
Legendary NBA TV reporter and flamboyant dresser Craig Sager is currently battling acute myeloid leukemia, so the profits from sale of this pin — which highlights Sager's playfully contentious history interviewing Spurs coach Gregg Popovich — will go in part to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society.
Some good Pop/Sager moments in here
Clouds think they're funny. pic.twitter.com/dJlHZQlU87— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) March 30, 2016
(Photo credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images)
Former Rockets center Yao Ming has been elected for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Ming, 7' 6", was the No. 1 pick in the 2002 NBA draft out if China and averaged 19 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks across eight seasons. He is credited for connecting the NBA to China, bringing in millions of dollars in merchandise sales and television deals.
He is the first of the announced finalists to reportedly be elected. Among this year’s group that may be elected are Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson. The class is expected to be announced during the Final Four this weekend.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr expects Andre Iguodala to return from injury in about a week, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears.
Iguodala sustained a left ankle sprain on March 11 and was originally expected to miss at least two weeks. After sitting out the Warriors’ past 10 games, Kerr thinks Iguodala will need another week before he is ready to return to the court.
The Warriors are chasing the NBA’s best single-season record set by the 1995–96 Bulls. They secured their 67th victory against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night and need to win six of their remaining eight games to reach 73 wins and break the record.
If Iguodala returns next week, he could help the team in its two crucial matchups with the San Antonio Spurs before preparing for the playoffs.
Last year’s NBA Finals MVP was averaging 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26.8 minutes per game before sustaining the injury.
The Warriors next play the Utah Jazz at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
- Erin Flynn