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An NBA-best 62--20 season and a round 1 win over the Pacers earned first-year Bulls leader Tom Thibodeau NBA Coach of the Year honors on Sunday. As for Chicago's chances in round 2 against the Hawks, whom it opened against on Monday after winning their last two meetings by a combined 51 points: Tommy likey!
Daniel (five goals) and Henrik Sedin (five assists) helped the Canucks stave off the Hawks, while center Mike Pouncey joined his look-alike bro, Maurkice, in the NFL via the draft. Meanwhile, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey welcomed a baby boy and girl. Identical? No. Successful? Bet on it.
Four QBs went top 12 at the NFL draft, including reach pick Jake Locker (right) to the Titans. Carolina took Cam Newton at No. 1—but what about Jimmy Clausen, who went 48th in '10? Said Clausen, at a kickball game: "I'm looking forward to competing with [Cam]."
Despite a fussy appendix, Matt Holliday had his best opening month ever (.408 BA, 1.129 OPS), putting the Cardinals atop the NL Central; and the Phillies' Roy Halladay began a 2--1 win over the Mets last Saturday with 18 straight strikes, the most to start an MLB game in 20 years.