The GIST's Quick Hits - US (March 22, 2021)

March 22, 2021
This week in tennis, the NBA, snowboarding, and hockey.
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Source: Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News
Source: Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News

🏀NBA: The injury bug is out for blood. LA Laker LeBron James is out indefinitely with an ankle sprain he sustained in Saturday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, and now Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist. They say bad things come in threes, but let’s not, okay?

🎾Tennis: While spring breakers fight for their right to party (literally) in South Beach, there are a few VIPs staying away from Miami this week. Due to a dental surgery, Serena Williams joined Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in pulling out of the Miami Open, which begins today.

🏒Hockey: Everyone’s feeling the March Madness. In Friday’s NCAA’s women’s ice hockey championship, Wisconsin Badger Daryl Watts channeled her inner baller and used a defender as a backboard to score the overtime game winner, giving the reigning champ Badgers their record fifth title.

🏂Snowboard: Reporting on Chloe Kim winning is becoming standard practice. Yesterday, the superstar snowboarder won her second World Cup halfpipe event of the season at the US Grand Prix. What else is new?