Good Afternoon, It’s Sunday, 19 March 2017, and this is the Afternoon Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The NCAA March Madness basketball tournament is headed into the final day of its first weekend. Yesterday, Wisconsin upset Number 1 Seed Villanova, Xavier took out Florida State (who looked, frankly, overmatched), Gonzaga put an end to Northwestern’s Cinderella run (but not without controversy–congrats to Northwestern for the effort they put into the tournament). The Second Round will conclude today with games well into the evening. In other sports news, a Cadillac DPI won the overall title at the 12 Hours of Sebring; in the GTLM category, our friends at Risi Competizione delivered a podium finish (3rd) behind the class winning Corvette and a Ford GT40. There were 4 GTLM cars on the same lap at the finish after 12 hours of racing. Mercedes-Benz took first in the GTD class with another Ferrari 488 GT3 in second.
Politically–at least in the U.S.–it has been relatively quiet; next week is a big one for the new Administration as they hope to gain some traction on the Trumpcare health bill. On Monday, FBI director James Comey will speak in Congress about the Russian hacking allegations. The outcome of that conversation create political havoc. The Secret Service is proving to be not so good at the “secret” part; a briefcase was stolen that contained detailed floor plans of Trump Tower, PIN codes, and radio frequencies. Yet another leak that no one in the White House will appreciate.
Rock and roll lost a legend over the weekend when Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry–one of the pioneers of and major influences in rock & roll–died. He was 90. A tribute to Berry is in production now (with plenty of music).
Finally, congratulations to Mikaela Shiffrin of the US World Cup team for winning the World Cup Overall title on Saturday, just 5 days after she turned 22. Shiffrin is the youngest to win the overall title since 2003 and is a certified phenom. If you want to learn how to ski and ski the slalom, catch her slalom races his year via NBC Sports online or YouTube. The combination of grace and speed is astounding.
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