Day 18 without sports 😭: Super Bowl LI is here for our Sunday quarantining

Haven’t any concern. Soccer is right here to get us thru those tricky occasions. The NFL on Fox returns with a full slate of classic games to air all over the month of April, and we’re going to get the celebration began a bit of early with Sunday kicking off an encore presentation of Tremendous Bowl Los angeles three p.m. ET.  

When you forgot, that recreation was once the most efficient comeback in Tremendous Bowl historical past, simply 3 years in the past when the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots clipped the Atlanta Falcons in memorable model. After trailing through as many as 25 issues within the 3rd quarter, the Pats stormed again to flee the Falcons 34-28 in time beyond regulation. The sport ranks as the most efficient Tremendous Bowl video games of all-time in USA TODAY Sports activities’ energy ratings. 

After the Falcons had been just about flawless for 3 quarters in the back of regular-season MVP Matt Ryan, Brady got here alive, in the long run throwing for a then-Tremendous Bowl document 466 yards, main his workforce to 31 unanswered issues and incomes MVP honors a fourth time. WR Julian Edelman made an epic catch, RB James White stuck a document 14 passes whilst additionally scoring the game-tying and game-winning touchdowns. This recreation had the whole thing. 

New England Patriots running back James White (28) completes a two-point conversion after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium.

Moreover, ESPN is in lock step with Fox, making plans to air Monday Night time Soccer classics each and every Monday from March 30-April 27. The 2018 showdown between the Kansas Town Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams — the primary recreation in NFL historical past through which every workforce scored 50-plus issues — will kick off the five-game time table this Monday at eight p.m. ET. 

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What else to observe: 

â–ș NBC Sports activities Community is airing Recreation 7 of the 2013 playoff sequence between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins at eight p.m. after which Recreation 7 of the 2019 playoff sequence between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks at 10 p.m. Each contests had been made up our minds in time beyond regulation.  

â–ș The “Madden NFL Invitational” will air at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports, as Michael Vick and current and former players provide coronavirus relief. 

â–ș Wrestlemania 32 is airing at 7 p.m. on ESPN as a culmination to an 11-hour wrestling marathon. 

â–ș ESPN2 is commemorating Women’s History Month with day-long programming dedicated to historic performances by female athletes. UConn reaching the longest winning streak ever with 111 consecutive wins in 2017 airs at 10:30 a.m., and Mo’ne Davis pitching a shutout in the 2014 Little League World Series airs at noon. It’s capped off by the airing of Serena Williams’ 23rd grand slam title — the 2017 Australian Open — over her sister, Venus, at 4 p.m.

1984: Beginning the night of the 28th and going early into the morning of the 29th, the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis. 

1987: Tennessee beats Louisiana Tech to win the women’s national championship, its first title under Pat Summitt. 

1987: Hulk Hogan defeats Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III. 

1999: Connecticut beat Duke, 77-74, as the Huskies claimed their first national title under coach Jim Calhoun. Guards Khalid El-Amin and Richard Hamilton led the way. 

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Sports we’re missing

NCAA men’s basketball tournament

East Regional finals (Elite Eight) — New York

South Regional finals (Elite Eight) — Houston


  • New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
  • Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
  • St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
  • Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
  • Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins
  • Washington Nationals at New York Mets
  • Pittsburgh Pirates at Tampa Bay Rays
  • Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox
  • Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros
  • Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics
  • Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
  • Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
  • Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers


  • Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks 
  • Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons
  • Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics
  • New Orleans Pelicans at Orlando Magic
  • Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers
  • San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors
  • Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings


  • Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks
  • Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche
  • Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers
  • Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils
  • Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers
  • Arizona Coyotes at San Jose Sharks
  • Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues
  • Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets

Follow reporter Scott Gleeson on Twitter @ScottMGleeson.

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