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NBC’s Mike Tirico Looks to Finish Olympics After Super Sunday

NBC’s Mike Tirico Looks to Finish Olympics After Super Sunday originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Mike Tirico has traveled over 12,500 miles in the air over the past week and hosted two major sporting events.

And he still isn’t done.

Tirico is back at NBC Sports Group headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to host the final week of the Winter Olympics. He anchored primetime coverage the first five days from Beijing before flying back to the U.S. on Feb. 8. He did the Feb. 9-10 shows from NBC’s headquarters before going to Los Angeles, where he hosted the Super Bowl and three days of Olympics.

“We’ve hosted the Olympics from this lake set (outside SoFi Stadium), from the field of the Super Bowl, from China and from our studio in Connecticut all in like a week, which is just nuts,” Tirico said Sunday night after hosting the Olympic primetime show.

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College Basketball World Reacts To Baylor-UConn Women’s Finish

Christyn Williams #13 of the UConn Huskies drives to the basket ahead of DiJonai Carrington #21 of the Baylor Lady Bears

Christyn Williams #13 of the UConn Huskies drives to the basket ahead of DiJonai Carrington #21 of the Baylor Lady Bears

No. 1 UConn took on No. 2 Baylor in the Women’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight on Monday night in a matchup between two of the sport’s top programs. The game between the Huskies and the Bears came down to wire, ending with a controversial no-call on one of the final plays.

On the last full Baylor possession, guard DiJonai Carrington drove to the basket before pulling up for a short jumper. Two UConn defenders were able to impede the shot and the Huskies secured the rebound, essentially locking up the 69-67 win.

But while officials reviewed the game clock following the missed jumper, viewers got a much closer look at what transpired on the play. As the Baylor guard rose up for the shot, UConn forward Aaliyah Edwards

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ESPN features Texas Tech’s Crazy Finish v LSU [Watch]

News Highlights: ESPN features Texas Tech’s Crazy Finish v LSU [Watch]

Scott Van Pelt is one of the last major sports anchors on TV. A connection to the heyday of ESPN and SportsCenter when it was TV you must see.

Today, SVP hosts a pm segment of SportsCenter and has a wildly popular segment called Bad Beats. The segment will go through sports betting scenarios that look like they are going one way, then quickly going the other way.

The Red Raiders were part of the Monday night segment with Van Pelt highlighting the Texas Tech-LSU match in which the Red Raiders went from seven to five with just over a minute left. More painful for gamblers than just the great comeback is that LSU also failed to cover the spread after a brutal foul call with less than two seconds left.

Van Pelt’s co-host couldn’t believe the referees even

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Wild Heat-Bucks ending was eerily similar to this 1974 Celtics playoff finish

Wild Heat-Bucks ending eerily similar to this ’74 Celtics finish originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The fiasco that was Game 2 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat had fans from both teams up in arms.

But somewhere, the late JoJo White is looking down and smiling knowingly.

The Heat defeated the Bucks 116-114 on Wednesday after Jimmy Butler was literally fouled at the buzzer and sank two free throws with no time on the clock.

A team winning a game on a “walk-off” free throw is extremely rare, especially in the postseason.

A club clinching a series on a walk-off free throw? That’s even more rare — and it happened to the 1974 Boston Celtics.

Forsberg: Cardiac Kemba hasn’t missed this postseason

The Celtics were tied with the Buffalo Braves in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series when Braves star Bob McAdoo fouled White in the act

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