What you missed while preparing for the first day of spring ...
• College basketball: Your dream of finally winning the NCAA office pool by boldly picking Belmont over Duke dies the way that most of your dreams do ... with you face down in the avocado dip, sobbing quietly.
• Soccer: OK, I'm going to mention "Freddy Adu," "free kicks," "United States," "Canada," "Olympics," "berth," "3-0," and "CONCACAF," and you arrange them into a sentence that makes sense. Thanks.
• NBA: Celtics score Texas hat trick.