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The GIST's Quick Hits - CA (April 1, 2021)

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Bianca Andreescu is back; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson now faces 21(!!!) separate lawsuits; Toronto Raptors can be glad March is over

April 01, 2021
Source: Peter Staples/Miami Open
Source: Peter Staples/Miami Open

๐ŸŽพTennis: Bianca Andreescu is back. In her strongest showing since returning from a 15-month injury leave in January, the 2019 U.S. Open winner won her quarterfinal match to Sara Sorribes Tormo at the Miami Open last night. World-ranked No. 9 Andreescu will now play No. 25 Maria Sakkari (who just beat No. 2 Naomi Osaka...) in todayโ€™s semifinal scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. Cโ€™mon!

๐ŸˆNFL: The league has officially agreed to a 17-game season. Good. Now that thatโ€™s settled, we have bigger fish to fry: Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson now faces 21(!!!) separate lawsuits for sexual assault and innappropriate behavior, while 18 women have come out in his defense. Solid chance Deshaun sees zero games this season. Boy bye. 

๐Ÿ€NBA: The Toronto Raptors are the happiest group of people to see April arrive because March was truly miserable. They lost Norman Powell (who wrote a lovely goodbye letter to the entire country), Kyle Lowry is out for a week with hurt feelings a foot infection, and the Raptors won one game...in the entire month. Good riddance, March.