Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching The Americans.
Warriors survive against Jazz
The Warriors notched their 68th win of the season, but it wasn’t easy. Utah took Golden State to the limit before falling in overtime, 103-96. The Warriors were down late in the fourth quarter before Klay Thompson hit this game-tying three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation in our must-see moment of the night:
It was all Golden State in the overtime period. Stephen Curry led the way with 31 points. Draymond Green finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks to become the first player in NBA history with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks in a single season. More importantly, these two teams are likely to meet each other in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, so this was definitely a confidence-building game for Utah despite the loss.
SiriusXM’s Final Four Preview
Can’t wait for this weekend’s Final Four? Here’s everything you need to know about Villanova, Oklahoma, Syracuse and North Carolina in SiriusXM’s Final Four preview.
And remember, you can catch all of the tourney action at your home, in your car and on your smartphone with SiriusXM’s coverage, powered by Westwood One.
SiriusXM’s WrestleMania 32 coverage
WrestleMania 32 is Sunday! Step into the squared circle before Sunday’s big event with SiriusXM’s comprehensive preview, featuring analysis and predictions for every match on the main card by Doug Mortman of Busted Open Radio. Stay tuned the rest of this week for more WrestleMania 32 feature stories.
UFC 200 Main Event announced
UFC announced Wednesday that it’s main event for UFC 200 will be a rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout. On the same card, Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar will meet for the interim featherweight title.
— UFC (@ufc) March 31, 2016
This is a questionable decision by the UFC. Diaz beat McGregor via second-round submission at UFC 196 in a fight where he stepped in on less than two weeks’ notice. McGregor, the featherweight champion, has yet to defend his title since winning it in December. He has always expressed a desire to move up to lightweight (155 pounds), Diaz’s natural weight-class, because of the difficulty of cutting down to 145 pounds. Why this bout is being contested at welterweight, and why the UFC won’t force McGregor to vacate the featherweight title and let Aldo and Edgar fight for the undisputed championship, are beyond me.
Get ready for MLB Opening Day
Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is days away! Get ready with a new series from SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” is an embedded look at the goings-on of the Texas Rangers spring training camp as they prepare for the 2016 MLB season. Are you ready for your fantasy baseball draft? Not yet you’re not. SiriusXM’s Fantasy Sports Radio sat down with multiple MLB execs, including Theo Epstein, Billy Beane and Brian Cashman, to get their take on who you should be drafting for your fantasy baseball team.
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