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The Last Night’s Game Team
MLB (Major League Baseball)
- His legend lives on. This Saturday and every April 15th MLB celebrates “Jackie Robinson Day.” Every year players and coaches on every team wear Robinson’s iconic #42 in honor of MLB's first African American player. The #42 is the only number to be retired by all MLB teams.
- Somebunny’s funny. Hanley Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox took his Easter celebration to a whole new level, creating bunny whiskers out of his eye black for the game.
NBA (National Basketball Association)
- Tough loss. Boston Celtics player Isiah Thomas lost his sister in a car accident the day before his team's first game in the playoffs. It was an emotional start to the game for Thomas but he managed to pull it together and led his team in points. Despite his efforts, the Chicago Bulls (#8) upset his Celtics (#1) to take the series lead.
NFL (National Football League)
- What to watch for. Just when you were finally getting over football season, it’s back again. Everyone in the sports world is teeming with excitement because the regular season NFL schedule will be released this week. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.
- In a playoff game this weekend, Columbus Blue Jackets Zach Werenski took a puck to the face. Once the bleeding stopped and even though he could barely see, he returned to the ice. Playoff hockey translates to an unbelievable amount of toughness and injuries that aren’t too flattering (see pic here). Sadly, even Werenski’s determination couldn’t bring his team a win.
- This weekend Ohio State Buckeye super fan Jacob Jarvis, who is wheelchair bound from muscular dystrophy, had his dream come true. In a spring game in front of 82,000 Buckeye fans, Jarvis scored a touchdown to end the game. Simply awesome.
- Today is known as Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts, commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord, which began of the American Revolutionary War. The day is marked by the running of the Boston Marathon and the Boston Red Sox (baseball) play an early game. The early game is so baseball fans can catch the end of the marathon after the game.