The U.S. would discuss a joint boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China with its allies and partners, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said during a press conference on Tuesday.
Why it matters: An Olympics boycott by the U.S. and its allies could help persuade international legal institutions to open an investigation related to allegations of genocide in Xinjiang, human rights lawyer Djaouida Siaci tells Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian.
28.3% of MLB players were born outside the U.S., according to the league's annual report. That's down slightly from a record 29.8% in 2017.
By the numbers: There were 256 such players of the 906 total on Opening Day rosters, injured lists, the restricted list and the paternity list.
The Sacramento Kings will become the first major sports franchise to offer a bitcoin payment option to all players and staff, Coindesk reports.
The backdrop: Russell Okung made headlines in December for becoming the first NFL player to convert some of his salary into bitcoin.
North Korea's sports ministry announced Tuesday that it's decided to pull out of this summer's Tokyo Olympics "to protect athletes from the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus."
Why it matters: North Korea is the first country to withdraw its team from the Games because of pandemic concerns.
The Baylor Bears defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 in the Division I men's basketball title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday night.
Why it matters: This was Baylor's first NCAA title, handing the Bulldogs their first loss of the pandemic-interrupted season and quashing their hopes of becoming the first unbeaten champion since 1976.
Driving the news: After the MLB pulled the event from Atlanta over Georgia's new voting restrictions, a spokesperson for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) said last Friday he would be "burning up the phones" to bring the game to Denver.
Deshaun Watson, already facing 21 civil lawsuits from massage therapists accusing him of sexual misconduct, is also now under criminal investigation by the Houston Police Department.
Catch up quick: The first lawsuit was brought against Watson on March 16. By March 31, the number had grown to 21, with all accusers seeking monetary damages for alleged incidents that took place between March 2020 and March 2021.
The Stanford Cardinal defeated the Arizona Wildcats 54-53 in the women's NCAA final Sunday night to win their first national championship since 1992.
Of note: It's the first time the two women's college teams from the Pac-12 had faced each other in the national basketball final.