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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Authorities are looking for a suspect who crashed a helicopter after trying to steal it from Sacramento Executive Airport in California early Wednesday. The attempted theft took place around 5 am, officials said. Multiple helicopters were reportedly broken into before the suspect took the one that they eventually crashed.
Police in California are investigating a helicopter crash that they say happened after a failed theft attempt overnight at the Sacramento Executive Airport. https://t.co/3yilXmJXLe— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 16, 2023
One of the most exciting stretches for sports fans begins today, as March Madness gets underway with the round of 64. There are 16 games today and 16 more tomorrow, which will narrow the field down to 32. Another 16 games over the weekend will cut the field in half a second time. Alabama, Houston, Purdue and Kansas are the number one seeds this year.
#MarchMadness ALL. DAY. LONG! pic.twitter.com/YxHgfWpMZi— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 16, 2023
T-Mobile announced Wednesday that it is buying budget wireless provider Mint Mobile. The significant acquisition has a price tag of $1.35 billion. It’s another nice payday for Ryan Reynolds, as the BC-born actor purchased a minority ownership stake in Mint Mobile in 2019. He will stay on in his creative role on behalf of Mint, where he serves as a spokesperson.
Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile Acquired By T-Mobile For $1.3 Billion https://t.co/hyaqWFLgOI pic.twitter.com/zxkZLNxsZi— Forbes (@Forbes) March 15, 2023
It makes you cold just watching it. David Vencl made a record dive in a frozen Swiss lake on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Czech diver made a vertical plunge of 52.1 metres in a single breath, without a wetsuit. After re-emerging with a sticker he retrieved from 50 metres down to prove his feat, Vencl spat some blood, sat down for a minute and then opened a bottle of champagne.
Czech diver David Vencl emerged from the depths of Switzerland's Lake Sils after a record dive beneath the ice to a depth of 52.1 meters (170 feet) without a wetsuit https://t.co/MOYhgAWqpx pic.twitter.com/mYi33L6hAX— Reuters (@Reuters) March 15, 2023
Aside from one inning against the United States and every Randy Arozarena at bat for Mexico on Wednesday, Canada showed fairly well at the World Baseball Classic. After the big loss against the US and wins over Great Britain and Colombia, Canada needed a win against Mexico on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals. Unfortunately, Arozarena was the difference as he had five RBIs in a 10-3 win.
Team Mexico punches its ticket to the #WorldBaseballClassic quarterfinals after defeating Team Canada. 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/72xbE1q3Hk— World Baseball Classic (@WBCBaseball) March 15, 2023
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