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Hey Everybody. I'm back with another quick recap of sports in America. We're kind of in a transition period right now. The NFL is done and the NBA, NHL, and college hoops are making their way towards the playoffs. The PGA is still over a month away from the year's first major and tennis is a couple months away as well. In other words, lots going on but nothing really important as far as winning championships.
That said, there are still some things that should get some attention, the biggest of which is probably the trades made in the NBA leading into the stretch run.
Kyrie Irving started it all by asking to be traded from the Nets. They obliged by sending him to Dallas where Luka Doncic was in desparate need of help in their bid to get to and win a championship. Not to be outdone, Phoenix then acquired the other half of the Brooklyn "super team", Kevin Durant, and immediately return themselves to serious contenders. The Lakers added DeAngelo Russell and a couple depth players into the mix to help LeBron and Anthony Davis while shipping off Russell Westbrook to Utah who has since joined the Clippers after clearing waivers. The Clippers also landed Eric Gordon, Bones Hyland, and Mason Plumlee and all of a sudden they're in the mix as well.
The West definitely had some major shakeups so now we'll see how the dust settles and who can put together a strong push down the stretch.
College hoops is sprinting towards the finish with conference tournaments only a week and change away. Everything is about the "bubble" right now with teams trying to play their way into the Big Dance in the last week of the season. Still too close to call on who will be in and who will be out, but this time of year the emotion really ramps up and the games can be fun to watch.
I should also mention that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won NASCAR's biggest race, the Daytona 500, last weekend in double-overtime, holding off last season's Cup champion Joey Logano. As always, that race is as much about surviving as winning as there were lots of wrecks down the stretch. This year's race ended up being the longest race by laps and miles in history going 212 laps and 530 miles.
Short one this week as, like I said, leagues and teams are making their final runs into the postseason. And wouldn't you know it, as they finally start to wind down, major league baseball had it's first full slate of preseason exhibition games this weekend. The wheel keeps turning...
Have a good week!
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I have seen that In US there is most popular sports are baseball, basketball, tennis, wwe etc. But in our country most popular sports game is cricket and we are die heart fan of cricket but I love basketball as well. I have heard that in 2024 US will host T20 world cup and also participate in that world cup. I'll love to watch US cricket team playing against my country team Pakistan.
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In a week or two the World Baseball Classic is starting up. Are people in the States excited for it? There is huge anticipation for it in Japan. Not the least because Ohtani will be playing for Japan, but also just because baseball is so beloved here. Every WBC is a huge event here, but seems like it grows with every one.
Every country is currently having some or the other game tournaments like NFL is happening in America and here in Pakistan psl is going on now and people here are also very happy that PSL is happening now. It is happening in Pakistan and the stadiums here are full in every match. I also like basketball but mostly I watch cricket and football because those matches are more interesting. Thanks for sharing this update about your country sports.
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