The wait is over for Cubs fans: Kris Bryant is set to debut today, playing third base and batting cleanup. Meanwhile in Arizona, another rookie is already impressing. Learn about those players, watch video of two ridiculous home-run-robbing catches, and more in my latest for CBS Local.
On the heels of Duke’s national championship, I spoke with Kevin Cullen, the program’s director of information technology. In his role, he’s responsible for opponent scouting, which includes analyzing data provided by SportVU cameras.
I’ll be writing a weekly Major League Baseball recap each Friday for CBS Local. My first one has been published, and includes notes on Adrian Gonzalez’s historic start, Matt Harvey’s dominant return, and some of the big-name players who changed teams this offseason.
Duke freshmen accounted for 60 points last night, a record for a national championship game. Tyus Jones hit huge shots down the stretch and was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Jahlil Okafor was slowed by foul trouble but scored a couple of critical baskets late. And Grayson Allen came off the bench and provided a tremendous offensive boost. The result was a 68-63 win over Wisconsin. Read more about it in my recap for CBS Local.
He’s not even the third best freshman on Duke, but that doesn’t mean Grayson Allen isn’t a talented player with the chance to make an impact on tonight’s national championship game against Wisconsin. He’s my latest Rising Star for CBS Local.
As much as I was looking forward to a Kentucky-Duke final, Wisconsin absolutely deserves its spot in tonight’s national championship. The Badgers have one of the best offenses of all time and proved it against Kentucky’s historically dominant defense. In Saturday’s other game, Michigan State cooled down after a hot start and couldn’t stop Duke. I recapped the action in my Five Things column for CBS Local.
Last season, I profiled UConn’s Breanna Stewart for the website Sports On Earth, culling insights from her parents, teammates, and coaches from all levels, including Geno Auriemma. On Tuesday, Apr. 8, Stewart was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as the Huskies won their third straight national championship. She is the first woman to win the award three times and will have a shot at a fourth next season.