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The University of Maryland President, Wallace Loh, commented recently on NCAA’s 3 year investigation of the University of North Carolina for an academic scandal. Loh said, “For the things that happened in North Carolina, it’s abysmal. I would think that this would lead to the implementation of the death penalty by the NCAA. But I’m not in charge of that.” The NCAA investigation is looking into over 3000 (mostly student athletes) from UNC taking “no-show” classes and getting good grades. No word on when the investigation will conclude or what the consequences could be.
Newly retired Dallas QB Tony Romo suited up and hung out on the bench with the Dallas Mavericks in their Tuesday night game against the Denver Nuggets. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to sign Romo to a one-day contract so Romo could come off the bench and play in the game, but NBA Commissioner Adam Sliver wouldn’t allow it. Romo made some shots with the team during warmups and couldn’t have looked happier!
Yoenis Cespedes and the NY Mets had a great night Tuesday when Cespedes belted in three home runs, becoming the only player in franchise history to have two three home-run games (the first was in August of 2015). The Mets came away with a big 14-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
It was a crazy NLCS game 3 in Chicago with the NY Mets coming off an impressive 2-0 at home and facing a Cubs team that desperately needed a win. Some of the highlights were the Mets’ Daniel Murphy hitting his 5th homer in 5 post season games, Lucas Duda’s (nicknamed The Big Lebowski) sacrifice bunt, and a Mets’ run (and huge play) brought back because the ball got lost in the Wrigley Field ivy. But the craziest play of the whole night was in the 6th inning when the Mets’ Michael Conforto struck out but the catcher fumbled the ball so Conforto ran to first base allowing Yoenis Cespedes to score the winning run for the Mets. In 33 out of 34 times when a baseball team has been up 3-0 in a best-of-seven series, that team has gone on to win. The Mets have never swept a best-of-seven post season series but based on the wackiness of game 3, you never know what will happen. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Chicago. Mets 5, Cubs 2.
In the ALCS, the Kansas City Royals demolished the Toronto Blue Jays in a big 14-2 win to put them up 3-1. The Blue Jays have never recovered from a 3-1 deficit in post-season history. Game 5 is Wednesday afternoon.No comments