Incredible individual performances marked the past week of play in Major League Baseball, with Albert Pujols finally going deep for the Los Angeles Angels and Bryce Harper continuing to make a name for himself in Washington. Here’s what’s happening this week in MLB.
The 2012 NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday night. While many pundits correctly predicted that quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III would go to Indianapolis and Washington at No.1 and No. 2, respectively, there were some surprises as the NFL Draft stretched into its late rounds.
The 2012 NFL schedule was released by the league on Tuesday night. Each week of the 2012 NFL season is filled with divisional match-ups and conference rivalries, but these are the most interesting games.
Doron Lamb scored 22 points, and Kentucky held off a spirited Kansas rally to beat the Jayhawks 67-59 in the NCAA title game in New Orleans on Monday night. The win gave the Wildcats (38-2) their eighth national championship in school history and first since 1998.
The multi-state Mega Millions lottery is giving away a record jackpot of at least $540640 million * on Friday night to anyone whose six numbers match the six balls that come up during the Mega Millions jackpot drawing. You can get more than a half-billion dollars just for having the right balls go your way (who knew you had so much in common with NBA groupies?).
The 2012 Final Four includes four NCAA basketball programs that have each won at least one national championship in its history. In total, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas have 49 Final Four appearances and 13 NCAA basketball titles between them.
Not every great college basketball team wins the NCAA tournament. Some incredible college teams have suffered heartbreaking losses only to win the NCAA tournament title the following year (1973 North Carolina State, 1975 Indiana, 1982 Georgetown). Other championship teams have lost in an attempt at repeating (1961 Ohio State, 1985 Georgetown, 1991 UNLV, 1997 Kentucky).
Here are the 12 best teams that failed to win the NCAA tournament:
Traditional college basketball powers Kentucky and Kansas each won regional finals on Sunday to join Ohio State and Louisville in the 2012 Final Four in New Orleans next weekend. Here’s a recap of Sunday’s regional final games:
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