Just how hot was it yesterday at Melbourne Park? So hot that it melted someone’s sneakers. As temperatures continue to soar, the Australian Open has been put on hold for the time being. Temps have already reached 107F, and even hotter extremes are anticipated, so it’s good to see that the safety of all the participants has been made a top priority. Once things cool off, we’ll be right back to covering the action.
Meanwhile, in the States, it was all about basketball as NBA and men’s NCAA were in full swing. On the pro hardwood, the Washing Wizards rallied behind a big night from John Wall as they handed the Heat their third straight loss. Wall had 25 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds in the 114-97 Wiz win. In Orlando, Joakim Noah powered the Bulls to a 128-125 W over the Magic with 26 points and 19 boards. Find out what Wall and Noah wore plus more NBA coverage after the jump.
In Top 25 action, No. 4 Michigan State and No. 9 Oklahoma State picked up wins. Catch all the details in the gallery above.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.