April is in full swing with the Masters, Baseball, mock NFL Drafts upcoming NHL and NBA playoffs and every and any soccer league.
Surprise early season stars include Didi Gregorious, Matt Chapman and Ryan Flaherty. Rookie stud Shoehei Ohtani is living up to the hype so far.
A look at this weeks matchups
Injury bug has been the story of the season hitting star players all over: Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving (out for the season), Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Gordon Hayward and Kevin Love just to name a few. Regular season ends on Wednesday April 10th.
Celtics fans, when they find out Kyrie Irving is out for the regular season AND playoffs: pic.twitter.com/I60JSBgCT7— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 5, 2018
The Regular Season is over, the last few in for the Eastern Conference were Columbus, New Jersey and Philadelphia (with Florida being the last team ousted). In the West it came down to the a heated Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues game to decide the final spot there. Colorado came away victorious in the match.
NHL playoff match ups are set! Who's meeting in the final?#NHLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/3UEvIbi2JO— TSN (@TSN_Sports) April 9, 2018
Early look at Dynasty players with the draft coming up in a few weeks.
Mock NFL Draft from SB Nation
English Premier League
Danny Welbeck scored two for Arsenal, and Christian Eriksen had two for Tottenham Hotspur and Paul Pogba had two for Manchester United as all three teams won eeked out one goal close games this weekend.
This really is a brilliant goal. Great play and a super finish by Paul Pogba. #mufc [Voo Sport] pic.twitter.com/esh3BHLVF9— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 7, 2018
New York FC remains the lone undefeated team but it is Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, LAFC and Sporting Kansas City who own the top scorers in Josef Martinez, Gyasi Zardes, Diego Rossie and Felipe Gutierrez.
Sent in my MLS Player of the Month ballot just now:— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) April 3, 2018
1. Felipe Gutierrez, Sporting Kansas City (5 goals in 5 games, including 3 game-winners)
2. Diego Rossi, LAFC
The Masters has it’s 4th consecutive first time winner and it’s Patrick Reed. He held on tight through the last few holes to outlast Jordan Spieth (8 under on Sunday) and Rickie Fowler (5 under on Sunday).
Here's the putt that won it all for Patrick Reed at the 2018 Masters!— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 8, 2018
Kyle Busch led for 116 laps and took the Checkered Flag to win his first race of 2018! Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have been one of the top 3 finishers in eveyr race except Daytona this year (often both landing in the top 3 in the same race).
Take a bow @KyleBusch! He wins the #OReilly500! pic.twitter.com/bN5BfdoZr8— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) April 8, 2018
Minnesota-Duluth scored twice in the first period and held on to the lead for a 2-1 win over Notre Dame. It is their second championship (they beat Michigan in 2011) and they have 4 players who were drafted in previous years (Joey Anderson, Avery Peterson, Nick Swaney and Riley Tufte).
Minnesota Duluth's Karson Kuhlman and Jared Thomas had a goal each to help the @UMDBulldogs capture their second national title, defeating Notre Dame, 2-1. #FrozenFour pic.twitter.com/Y6nnrq1InC— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) April 8, 2018
A number of spring training games occurred this weekend including Auburn, Michigan State, TCU, BYI and Houston.
Notre Dame won behind an unbelievable buzzer beater from Arike Ogunbowale (same star who scored to beat UConn). It was their second National Championship (2001).
Arike Ogunbowale hit a game winner 2 nights ago against UConn AND DID IT AGAIN tonight for the National Championship!!! pic.twitter.com/EELYYDTkRT— Whistle Sports (@WhistleSports) April 2, 2018
Rugby (AVIVA Premiership)
The Saracens are hot on Exeter’s tail. Northampton was neck and neck in the first half with them until they scored 48 unanswered 2nd half points to crush them 63-13. The best part is the 9 tries all came from different players – Lozowski, Brits, Spencer, M Vunipola, Williams, Wyles, Maitland, Wray and Earle.
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