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Pats/Chiefs Game Postponed To Monday, Steelers/Titans In Week 7, Filly Swiss Skydiver Wins Preakness, Butler Leads Miami To Win

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The New England Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs game was postponed when it was revealed on Friday night that Pats quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19. It’s possible Newton could return in week 5 if after 10 days he tests negative twice or is symptom-free. The Pats/Chiefs came will be played Monday night at 7:05 pm ET.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans game was moved to to week 7 after 20 members of the Titans tested positive.

HORSE RACING

Swiss Skydiver won the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes in a dramatic photo finish. The filly is the first female horse to win this event since 2009. Skydiver beat out Kentucky Derby winner Authentic.

BASKETBALL

Jimmy Butler led Miami to a big win over the Lakers on Sunday cutting their deficit to 2-1 and making the series more competitive.  Game 4 will be played on Tuesday.

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Doc Rivers Head Coach 76ers, Preakness, Sam Darnold’s TD Scramble

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The Philadelphia 76ers selected Doc Rivers as their new coach. He has 90 plus wins in his career joining only Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown, Red Auerbach, and Jerry Sloan. Rivers has spent the last seven seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers but parted ways after the Clippers lost in the second round of the playoffs.

HORSE RACING

The Preakness (normally the second leg of the Triple Crown) will take place on Saturday as the final leg of the Series. Authentic, who beat Tiz the Law two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, is the favorite. Tiz the Law will not be running, but for the first time since 2014, a filly (Swiss Skydiver) will be competing.

FOOTBALL

Having two 0-3 teams play on Thursday night did not generate much excitement. The NY Jets/Denver Broncos matchup was mostly uneventful with the Broncos pulling ahead 37-28. The only really exciting play featured Jets quarterback Sam Darnold scrambling for a 46-yard touchdown.

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Lakers Crush Heat In Game 1, Yankees Marathon Game, Titans Game Postponed Later In Season

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The Los Angeles Lakers crushed the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. LeBron James had 25 points and 13 rebounds, while Anthony Davis added a whopping 34 points and 9 rebounds. Unfortunately for the Heat, they lost Goran Dragić and Bam Adebayo to injuries. It looks as if Bam will be back, but Goran could be out for the rest of the series. Game 2 is on Friday at 9:00 pm ET.

BASEBALL

The NY Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, and Houston Astros all swept their opponents in the best-of-three Wild Card series to advance to the American League Division Series.

The Yankees advanced by outlasting the Cleveland Indians in an intense game stretching into Thursday morning. According to the stats, the marathon matchup of four hours and 50 minutes ranks as the longest nine-inning game in baseball history. The Yankees will now face the Tampa Bay Rays in a best-of-five series.

FOOTBALL

After another player and one personnel member associated with the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19, the NFL decided to postpone the upcoming game with the Pittsburgh Steelers until later this season.

The Minnesota Vikings were taking precautions as well after their game against the Titans last weekend, but no one has tested positive, so they’ve reopened their facility and will plan to play the Texans this weekend.

 

 

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Titans COVID-19 Outbreak Could Affect Weekend Games

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After three weeks of football, we now have the first outbreak of COVID-19 which could threaten the NFL season. The Tennessee Titans reported four players and five non-player personnel tested positive, so they are shutting down their facility and suspending all in-person activities. The Titans played the Minnesota Vikings last weekend, so now the Vikings have also suspended operations, and it’s unclear the status of the weekend’s Titans-Steelers game as well as the Vikings-Texans matchup. According to the latest reports, the NFL announced the Titans game will not be played on Sunday at 1:00 pm but will be moved instead to either Monday or Tuesday. No word yet on the Vikings game.

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Heat Vs. Lakers NBA Finals, MLB Playoffs Beginning, Lightning Win Stanley Cup, South Park In Denver Stands, Mahomes Milestone

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The NBA Finals are set! The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers will square off starting on Wednesday with Game 1. If the Lakers win the series, LeBron James will get his fourth NBA championship and a title with his third franchise.

BASEBALL

The 60-game shortened regular season is over, and the Major League Baseball playoffs are here. With an expanded 16-team field (from the traditional eight-team field), the wild-card series begins on Tuesday with the divisional rounds and World Series itself played in bubble locations in Texas and California. The LA Dodgers are the top seed in the National League, and the Tampa Bay Rays are the top seed in the American League. For a full schedule, click here.

HOCKEY

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for only the second time in franchise history. With a game 6 win on Monday over the Dallas Star, the Lightning redeemed their disappointing first-round sweep in last year’s championship.

FOOTBALL

We’re now getting used to very few if any fans in the stands, but the Denver Broncos got our attention by filling 1,800 seats during Sunday’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with character cutouts from the show “South Park”. The Comedy Central show is based on a town in Colorado. Unfortunately for the Broncos, they lost 28-10 to the Buccaneers and are now 0-3 for the season.

On Monday Night Football, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the fastest quarterback to reach 10,000 yards passing in his career. He reached this feat in 34 games. The Chiefs beat the Baltimore Ravens 34-20 thanks to Mahomes’ five touchdowns.

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PAC-12 And Mountain West Will Begin Season, Fitzpatrick Leads Miami To win, Reynolds & McElhenney To Purchase Soccer Team

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The PAC-12 reversed its earlier decision and announced it will play a seven-game season beginning on November 6th. The Mountain West Conference also announced it will begin an eight-game season starting the weekend of October 24th.

In the NFL, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick led the team to a 31-13 blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the win, 37-year old Fitzpatrick is the first player since the 1950s to beat a single opponent as part of six different teams. Fitzpatrick beat the Jaguars while playing with the Dolphins, Bengals, Bills, Jets, Texans, and Titans.

SOCCER

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be the new owners of the Welsh soccer team Wrexham AFC. According to reports, the two actors would invest $2.5 million to purchase the club.

 

 

 

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Giants Sign Freeman, Donovan New Bulls Coach, NBA Season Jan 2021, NCAA Basketball Season, 8 Athletes As Most Influential

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After Saquon Barkley went down with a season-ending injury, the New York Giants agreed to a one-year deal with running back Devonta Freeman worth up to $3 million.

BASKETBALL

The Chicago Bulls announced that former Oklahoma City Thunder’s Billy Donovan will be the team’s new head coach.
In other NBA news, Commissioner Adam Silver is quoted as saying his “best guess” for the start of the next NBA season will be January 2021.
As for college basketball, according to reports, the season could begin on November 25th (a few weeks later than normal) with teams playing a minimum of 13 games (down from 25) to be NCAA tournament eligible.

OTHER

Eight athletes are included in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The four men are Dwayne Wade, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lewis Hamilton, and Patrick Mahomes. The four women are Allyson Felix, Maya Moore, Naomi Osaka, and Megan Rapinoe.
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Vegas Raiders Win In “Death Star” Stadium, NFL Mask Violations, Jordan Forms NASCAR Team

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The Las Vegas Raiders played their first game in their new $2 billion stadium (called the “Death Star“) and beat the New Orleans Saints. In a 34-24 win, the Raiders are now 2-0 to start the season.

The NFL is getting serious about COVID-19 restrictions and is imposing fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club for violating the League’s mask policy. Denver’s Vic Fangio, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan, and Seattle’s Pete Carroll have already been fined. Other offenders include Patriots coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Colts coach Frank Reich, and Rams coach Sean McVay. Raiders coach Jon Gruden was shown wearing his mask like a chin strap, and Saints coach Sean Payton appeared wearing his gaitor like a turtleneck. Only the players are exempt from wearing face masks.

NASCAR

Michael Jordan formed a new NASCAR team with driver Denny Hamlin (as acting minority partner) and Bubba Wallace as their driver. Jordan released a statement saying, “Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would take my brothers, sisters and me to races, and I’ve been a NASCAR fan my whole life. The opportunity to own my own racing team in partnership with my friend, Denny Hamlin, and to have Bubba Wallace driving for us, is very exciting for me. Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few Black owners. The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more. In addition to the recent commitment and donations I have made to combat systemic racism, I see this as a chance to educate a new audience and open more opportunities for Black people in racing.”

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Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth, Injuries In NFL, Deion Sanders Head Coach

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The New York Yankees clinched a playoff berth for the fourth straight year.

FOOTBALL

Unfortunately, this weekend in the NFL was mostly about injuries. New York Giants Saquon Barkley suffered an ACL injury, Carolina Panther running back Christian McCaffrey will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his ankle injury, San Francisco 49er Nick Bosa tore his ACL, and Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo suffered an ankle sprain. San Fran had more bad news with Solomon Thomas and Raheem Mostert also leaving the game due to injuries.

It wasn’t all bad news in the NFL, however, as some teams and players looked great. Here are a few highlights:

Tom Brady got his first win as the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneer in a 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers. Wife Gisele Bündchen and kids cheered him on from home in an Instagram post.

QB Cam Newton had an impressive day with the Patriots in a close game against the Seattle Seahawks, but thanks to five touchdowns from Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, the Pats lost 35-30.

For a recap of all NFL weekend games, click here.

College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders was named the head football coach at FCS Jackson State.

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Giannis Wins MVP, Yankees Five Homers In One Inning, Browns Win Battle Of Ohio, Burrow Solid, Stanley Cup Finals

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Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second consecutive Most Valuable Player award. The Milwaukee Bucks forward (who also won Defensive Player of the Year this season) joins LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Moses Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Bill Russell as back-to-back MVPs.

BASEBALL

The New York Yankees had quite a night in their 10-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the Yankees hit five home runs in an inning.

FOOTBALL

In the “Battle of Ohio” teams on Thursday Night Football, the Cleveland Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30. Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield threw for 2 touchdowns while Bengals’ rookie QB Joe Burrow threw for 3 TD’s and set a record for completions in a game by a rookie. He also became the first rookie quarterback to throw over 60 passes (he had 61) in a game with no interceptions.

HOCKEY

The Stanley Cup Finals begin on Saturday with the Tampa Bay Lightning facing the Dallas Stars.

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