Archive for October, 2021

Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship, Cowboys Win In OT, Raiders Win After Tough Week

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The Chicago Sky, led by superstar Candace Parker, won its first WNBA championship by defeating the Phoenix Mercury.

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In some notable NFL weekend games, the Dallas Cowboys won big in overtime against the New England Patriots. Trevon Diggs had his seventh pick-six for the year, tying for the longest season-opening streak ever. Dallas 35, Patriots 29

The Raiders bounced back from a stressful week where their coach Jon Gruden resigned after  the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times published emails from him with homophobic, misogynistic, and racist comments. With interim head coach Rich Bisaccia and offensive coordinator Greg Olson calling the shots, the team pulled out an impressive 34-24 win.

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Dodgers Beat Giants, Sox Vs Sox & Dodgers Vs Braves, Bucs Beat Eagles, Kyrie Won’t Play

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After the Dodgers beat the Giants in an exciting Game 5, the final four teams are set for the League Championship Series games.

ALCS: White Sox vs Red Sox

NLCS: Dodgers vs Braves

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-22 thanks to Tom Brady’s 297 yards and two touchdown passes.

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Kyrie Irving will not be playing for the NJ Nets anytime soon, as he still refuses to get vaccinated. He risks losing about $16 million in salary.

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Gruden Quits Amid Email Scandal, NHL Returns, A-Rod In Bid For Trump Hotel

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Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has quit after a series of emails were leaked exposing homophobic, misogynistic, and racist comments. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Caitlyn Jenner, and NFL Players’ Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith were all mentioned in the emails collected from 2011-1028 when Gruden was a broadcaster at ESPN.

HOCKEY

The NHL returned Tuesday night and is anticipating a full 82 game season. Up first were the defending champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning, who got destroyed 6-2 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Then the Seattle Kraken lost their first NHL game 4-3 to the Vegas Golden Knights.

OTHER

CGI Merchant Group and retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez are reportedly in negotiations to buy the lease for the Trump Organization’s Washington hotel. The deal could be worth more than $370 million.

 

 

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18 Former NBA Players Defrauding Scheme, Alabama Falls, Most FG’s Missed, Cardinals Undefeated

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Eighteen former NBA players have been accused of defrauding the League’s Health and Wellness benefits plan. The alleged $4 million scheme was led by former New Jersey Net player Terrence Williams who submitted a false claim for $19k in chiropractic work and was reimbursed $8k.

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The biggest upset of the weekend was Alabama falling to an unranked Texas A&M 41-38 for its first loss since 2019.

In the NFL, the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals set a record for the most field goals (5) missed late in a game since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Veteran kicker Mason Crosby finally gave the Packers an overtime win (25-22) with his final field goal.

One of the best games of the weekend featured the Los Angeles Chargers in a high-scoring shootout barely defeating the Cleveland Browns 47-42.

And, the Arizona Cardinals are still the only undefeated team this season after an unexciting 17-10 win over the SF 49ers.

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MLDS Begins, Kyrie Refuses Vaccination, Greenberg To Host “NBA Countdown”, NWSL Resumes Play

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In the Wild Card matchups, the Boston Red Sox advance to the Division Series after beating the NY Yankees 6-2. The Los Angeles Dodgers also advance, thanks to Chris Taylor’s two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against  the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Major League Division Series begins Thursday night. The Houston Astros will host the Chicago White Sox,  Later in the evening, the Boston Red Sox will take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

On Friday, the Dodgers will face their rivals, the San Francisco Giants, and the Milwaukee Brewers will play the Atlanta Braves.

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The New Jersey Nets Kyrie Irving still refuses to get vaccinated, which means he might not be able to participate in home games and practices.

ESPN reported that Mike Greenberg will replace Maria Taylor as the host of “NBA Countdown.”

SOCCER

The National Women’s Soccer League resumed games on Wednesday after pausing play over the weekend due to reports of emotional and sexual abuse from a now-former league coach. For more on this story, click here.

 

 

 

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Raiders Lose To Chargers, Bubba Wallace Wins Talladega, Spoiler Alert For “Ted Lasso”

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After the Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Los Angeles Chargers 28-14 on Monday Night Football, the Arizona Cardinals are the only undefeated team left in the NFL.

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Bubba Wallace became only the second Black driver to win NASCAR’s Cup Series race since 1963. The big win came at Talladega, where Wallace found a noose hanging in his garage stall last season. No hate crime was recorded, as it was determined that the noose wasn’t directed at him, but Wallace still thinks it was fitting that his big win came at the same track where a noose was found in general.

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Warning, this could be a potential spoiler alert for the season finale of Season 2 “Ted Lasso”….the hit TV show has secured a licensing deal with the Premier League to use team logos, club kits, and the league trophy in Season 3.

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Week 4 Highlights: Brady Returns For Win, Jets/Giants Win, SB Halftime Show Announced, MLB Playoffs Set,

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Week 4 is almost over. Here are a few highlights. On Thursday night, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags QB Trevor Lawrence, the #1 pick in the 2021 draft, fell to 0-4 in his NFL career, which is more losses than he had in high school and college combined.

Tom Brady’s return to New England, where he played for 20 years, was the story of the weekend. The Pats’ Nick Folk barely missed a field goal giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 19-17 win.

The New York Jets and Giants finally both pulled out wins. The Jets 27, Titans 24 in OT and Giants 27, Saints 21 in OT.

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The NFL announced the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Bilge, and Kendrick Lamar. The Pepsi SB LVI Halftime Show will be on February 13th at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

BASEBALL

The Major League Baseball playoffs are set.

American League: Rays, Astros, White Sox, Red Sox (Wild Card), and Yankees (Wild Card)

National League: Giants, Brewers, Braves, Dodgers (Wild Card), Cardinals (Wild Card)

 

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