North Carolina wins National Championship
According to ESPN, the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heels men’s basketball team won the 2017 National Championship by defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65. Justin Jackson was able to hit the go-head three-point play with 1:40 left in the April 3 game to help lift the Tar Heels to victory. The Tar Heels were able to win their sixth national championship game despite a rather rough shooting night from three-point land, going 4 for 27. The Tar Heels were led in scoring by junior Joel Berry II with 22 points, three assists and six rebounds. He was followed by Justin Jackson with 16 points.
Tony Romo retires
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has decided to retire after a 14-year career, according to the NFL. Romo will end his career as a Cowboy as the leader in passing yards with 34,183, leader in touchdowns with 248 and leader in game-winning drives with 30. Over the last two years Romo has only played in five games due to a broken collarbone and a bad back. Tony Romo’s next chapter takes him to CBS, where he will be a broadcaster for NFL games.
Cavelier center sprains thumb
According to ESPN, Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson suffered a thumb sprain against the Orlando Magic on April 4, which caused him to sit out the April 5 game against the Boston Celtics and also the April 7 game against the Atlanta Hawks. The injury sees his streak of 447 straight games coming to an end.