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The BUZZ: David Letterman Announces Retirement; World’s Worst FED EX Driver; Michigan’s Mystery Pooper; RIP Mickey Rooney

Hope everyone had a good weekend, back to the grind. Here are some of todays top stories from around the globe…

  • The U.S. built a “Cuban Twitter” to stir unrest. [AP]
  • A really good lo0k back at the Michigan/Seton Hall NCAA championship game. [SI]
  • Yasiel Puig to gets MRI on injured thumb. [via ESPN]
  • Manhunt for “mystery pooper” defecating on playground slides in Michigan. [MLive]
  • Kyrie Irving Rips Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Josh Gordon over Criticism [BleacherReport] 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:Jackie Chan (59), Russel Crowe (49), Franck Ribery (30), Alexis Jordan (21), James Garner (85), Brian Haner (55), Tiki Barber (38), Bill Bellamy (48), Adrian Beltre (34), Ronde Barber (38)

BUZZ-worthy VIDEOS:

*Fed Ex driver leaves van in reverse after exiting the vehicle.

*Professor gets zinged by April Fools joke.

*Naked woman goes nuts, trashes a McDonalds. (HT @Cartmaniak)

 

 

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Kentucky Fans Celebrated Win Over Wisconsin Hanging From Trees, Setting Stuff on Fire [Video]

Thanks to Aaron Harrison’s late-game heroics, Kentucky punched its ticket to the school’s 12th NCAA Tournament Championship Game. Students in Lexington celebrated this achievement with fire, lots and lots of fire.

The Herald-Leader reports over 60 fires were extinguished by 3 a.m. Sunday. Thirty people were treated for injuries. Arrest figures haven’t been totaled, yet.

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Aaron Harrison Does It Again, Deep Three Sends Kentucky to Final [Video]

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Aaron Harrison hit a late three pointer for the third straight game to advance Kentucky to the national championship game and has entered legendary status in NCAA tournament lore.

Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, after taking a pass from his twin brother Andrew, and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night.

Kentucky, four straight wins over teams that finished the year ranked in the Top 12 in the AP Poll.

They will be playing for the Wildcats’ ninth national championship Monday night in an unexpected title matchup.

[GIF via TheBigLead]

 

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Connecticut Advances to Championship Game By Dominating Florida After Slow Start

The Florida Gators played their worst game of the year, on the biggest stage of the year, falling to the Connecticut Huskies 65-53 in the NCAA semifinal Saturday night.

Ryan Boatright no-look pass

Connecticut trailed 16-4 in the first half, with many declaring the Huskies for dead against the top-seeded Gators. The Huskies, though, dominated the rest of the game thanks to their guards and DeAndre Daniels. Connecticut outscored Florida 59-37 over the remainder of the game, and took it to Florida steadily. Daniels led the scoring with 20 points, while Scottie Wilbekin had a horrible game, forcing many shots, dribbling too much, and scoring only 4 points.

UConn’s Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright combined for 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

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Cleanthony Early Failed at Jumping, Fell Flat on His Face During the College Dunk Contest [Video]

The 2014 Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship had plenty of wild highlights, but Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early had arguably the most memorable dunk attempt of the night when he wiped out while trying to jump over a group of people.

Cleanthony Early face plant during dunk contest

Early did not get very far in the college Dunk Contest. Mostly because he tried to dunk over a bunch of guys and tripped and fell flat on his face. Luckily, he survived. Early then pulled it off on the second attempt and all the players stood up and they took a selfie because that is what the kids are doing nowadays.

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