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Shocks of the Weekend: The Swarm

Swarms come in various shapes and sizes, but they also tend to delay games and force turnovers in their own way. There have been several shocks of the weekend that occurred as a result of varying forms of swarms in several unique ways, and this past weekend was no different.

10. Bees invade the ballpark

There have been several instances where bugs and wildlife have invaded a baseball game, but Sunday’s Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners game was delayed for several minutes because of a huge swarm of bees. The bees stung Cubs’ outfielder Jason Heyward between 10-20 times and forced the teams to take a break until the bees moved elsewhere.

9. Women’s NCAA tournament providing surprises

The men’s NCAA Tournament has had several surprises itself, but the women’s tournament is also having some surprises as well. Half of the Final Four has been set and there are some teams that have shocked fans–Syracuse and Washington. Both find themselves in the Final Four and will play on April 3 for a spot in the NCAA Women’s Championship game.

8.Robinson Cano mashing

Cano struggled last season because of injuries, but he looks to be in midseason form this spring. In Sunday’s game against the Cubs, Cano hit three home runs to give him six so far this spring, and he seems to have put 2015 far behind him. If he can have the same success during the regular season, the Mariners could make a run at the playoffs.

7. Triple-double treat

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has accumulated 15 triple-doubles this season and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. Golden State Warriors‘ power forward Draymond Green has also tallied 12 triple-doubles, and the two players have the most triple-doubles combined since Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson in 1988-89.

6. Syracuse, Villanova surprise No. 1 seeds

Villanova is the least surprising result after beating No. 1 Kansas, but Syracuse became the first No. 10 seed to make it to the Final Four in NCAA history. The Orange overcame a big deficit against No. 1 Virginia on Sunday, and Coach Boeheim has led his team back to NCAA glory.

5. Guatemala stuns USMNT

Guatemala and the United States men met in a World Cup qualifier last week and the result was quite shocking to the world. Guatemala came away with a 2-0 win and forced the two teams to meet again on Tuesday. It would be a disastrous turn of events if the U.S. is unable to make it to the World Cup, especially since they have been so dominant against Guatemala in the past.

4. Stunning Barcelona goal

Barcelona is known for being a dominant force in the world of soccer, but their U-12 team is the one that made it into this week’s edition. A stunning free kick from Barca’s Toni Caravaca has made its way around the world this weekend, and rightfully so.

3. Notre Dame storms back against Wisconsin

In the teams’ Sweet 16 game, Wisconsin was able to find itself ahead and looking at a berth in the Elite Eight. But, Notre Dame used a tremendous final 40 seconds to score the final eight points in the game with Demetrious Jackson being a big reason why. Following their 61-56 win over Wisconsin, Notre Dame couldn’t muster up enough to down the North Carolina Tar Heels and find a place in the Final Four.

2. England’s late comeback

England and Germany faced off in a friendly and Germany found themselves with a 2-0 lead late in the game. But England used a dramatic comeback to earn the 3-2 victory with goals from Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier to stun a strong German side.

1. Westbrook pinball shot goes in

Westbrook has shown how talented he is for Oklahoma City, but he continues to best himself in almost every game. During Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, Westbrook was fouled on a drive and he threw the ball up towards the rim. The ball then hit every part of the backboard before falling in. The basket did not count but the shot was spectacular nonetheless.

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