LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers season started with a resounding win over the visiting San Diego Padres 14-3, as they flexed their muscles hitting four home runs. The post-Vin Scully era started with a close game until the third inning.
Then our Boys in Blue broke the game open with a grand slam by Joc Pederson, followed by another dinger hit in almost the same location by catcher Yasmani Grandal. Grandal would add another home run from the right side as the home run assault continued. A 6-1 lead at that point, and more than enough runs for Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
The Dodgers ace improved to 5-0 on opening day, and his 0.93 ERA is the best of all time.
“If we keep scoring in double-digit runs, I think I’ll have a good year,” Kershaw joked. Wally Moon and legendary Skipper Tommy Lasorda threw out the first pitch. The backdrop resembled a postcard, the palm trees gently swaying as the sun set. Its time for Dodgers Baseball!
DALLAS TX,- Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo shocked the sports world this morning with his retirement from the NFL. The 4X Pro-Bowl Quarterback was highly sought afterby the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos, instead, he will transition to the broadcasters booth and become an analyst with CBS.
Romo’s decision came down to his health, sources close to the situation told ESPN. Romo, who turns 37 on April 21, believes his family and his health are paramount at this time in his life. The retirement is bittersweet; he spent his entire career in Dallas throwing a franchise record 248 Touchdowns in his career. Yet, the Cowboys never reached a Super Bowl during Romo’s tenure, the brunt and blame fell on his shoulders, regardless of how accurate the perception really was.
Dak Prescott essentially hammered the final nail in Romo’s injury prone career. The rookie came in after Romo suffered another back injury in the preseason, Prescott stepped in and played outstanding, his maturity and poise helped the Cowboys earn a 13-3 record. Romo handled the situation with class and vocally supported Prescott the entire season.
The Houston Texans are devastated, it was highly speculated Romo would land there. The Denver Broncos, and GM John Elway was also interested in acquiring the vet.
In his first full season as the starter in 2007, Romo threw for a then-franchise record 4,211 yards — a mark he would surpass twice more in his career — and a franchise-record 36 touchdown passes. The Cowboys finished with the best record in the NFC (13-3) but lost in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Romo has a career record of 78-49, but never was able to get the Cowboys past the divisional round in four playoff appearances. His 34,183 passing yards and 248 touchdown passes are the most in team history. Romo sacrificed his body for the Dallas Cowboys, Americas Team is grateful and will never forget NO. 9!
North Carolina Wins NCAA Tournament
PHOENIX, ARIZ- The North Carolina Tar Heels are the 2017 NCAA Champions, after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65, on Monday, April 3 from the University of Phoenix stadium.
The Tar Heels sixth NCAA Title might be the sweetest, given their agonizing, heartbreaking loss in last year’s championship game to the Villanova Wildcats. UNC Guard Joel Berry bounced back from his terrible shooting performance on Saturday night, leading all scorers with 22 points en route to earning Most Outstanding Player.
Gonzaga led 35-32, going into the locker room, the Tar Heels defense tightened the screws in the second half; the Bulldogs got sloppy with the ball forcing 10 turnovers and went an icy 12 of 40 from the field.
The NCAA final was redemption for North Carolina, who lost the Championship 364 days ago on a buzzer beater 3-pointer. The team showed poise down the stretch, recovering loose balls and knocking down crucial shots in the closing minutes of the season. Zags star Nigel Williams-Goss scored the teams final eight points, before being blocked by Kennedy Meeks, which led to Justin Jackson’s punctuation slam dunk to seal the deal.
Gonzaga wilted under the pressure, as The Tar Heels stifled Przemek Karnowski all game. They bodied him up, bumped him, crowded him, and kept him away from the rim. His off-balance shots often found glass and rim, but not the bottom of the net. The big Pole finished with nine points on 1-of-8 shooting. UNC Head Coach Roy Williams captured his third National Championship