Georgetown has fired coach John Thompson III, the school announced Thursday. Thompson spent the past 13 seasons in charge of the Hoyas. He was 264-133 going into this season, and the Hoyas finished 14-18 (5-13 Big East) in 2016-17.
The New England Patriots will be honored as Super Bowl LI champions at the White House on Wednesday April 19, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday. The Patriots will be the first professional sports team welcomed by President Donald Trump, who has a close friendship with owner Robert Kraft. The team's anticipated visit has already generated headlines, with safety and team captain Devin McCourty previously telling TIME that he wouldn't attend.
Angela Merkel is No. 10. Elon Musk is No. 30. Pope Francis is No. 3. But topping Fortune magazine's list of the world's greatest leaders is (drum roll, please) … Theo Epstein. That's right -- the Cubs' president of baseball operations beat out multiple heads of state, tech CEOs and even Chance the Rapper. Now, you're probably wondering if this prestigious honor comes with some kind of hardware or maybe a crown. Well, he's already got that covered:
The top executives of Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association conducted a joint news conference on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, an hour before the start of the United States' 8-0 triumph over Puerto Rico in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic, and they were asked for their opinions on this year's installment of the tournament. Both MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA executive director Tony Clark raved about the global event, and they said they are already anticipating the next one, which will likely be in 2021.