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Wimbledon Bans Russia, Broncos For Sale, Brady/Rodgers Vs Mahomes/Allen, Smart Defensive Player Of Year

TENNIS

In a move that hasn’t happened since World War II, Wimbledon plans to ban athletes from certain countries. Russian and Belarusian competitors will no longer be able to compete in the tournament, which begins on June 27th.

FOOTBALL

Five remaining bidders are looking to purchase the Denver Broncos for an estimated record $4 billion-plus.  Rob Walton, an investor group led by 76ers/Devils owner Josh Harris, and a group led by Todd Boehly (minority owner of the Dodgers and Lakers), are among the final bidders. Harris and Boehly are also bidding against each other on Chelsea F.C.

GOLF

The highly entertaining “The Match” is returning, but this year will not feature any professional golfers. The Match is an exhibition golf tournament (kicking off June 1st) featuring big-name athletes competing against each other with prize money going to charity. The most anticipated matchup will be Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers facing off against Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. According to golf experts, Rodgers is the best golfer of the bunch.

BASKETBALL

While the Playoffs are in full swing, the NBA announced their first big award going to Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart for winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

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Scheffler Wins Masters, Haskins Tragedy, Brady To Dolphins Saga

GOLF

Scottie Scheffler handily won the Masters. He joins Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods as the only players in the last 40 years to with the Masters at the age of 25 or younger.

FOOTBALL

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins tragically died over the weekend when a dump truck hit him while he was walking on a South Florida highway, Interstate 595. Haskins was a standout at Ohio State before entering the NFL with the 15th overall pick.

The story about Tom Brady almost joining the Dolphins has may layers. According to reports, Brady was interested in joining the Dolphins as a minority owner, but the negotiations got derailed with a head coach carousel and with accusations of tampering with NFL policy. As an alum of the University of Michigan, Brady has a connection with Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross, who has his name on its business school. Brady is also friends with Miami’s minority owner Bruce Beal. For more on this story (which isn’t over) click here.

 

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Tiger Will Play In Masters, Diggs $104 Mill, AG’s Address Workplace Harassment In NFL, MLB Opening Day

GOLF

The Masters golf tournament begins today, and Tiger Woods will play. It’s been just over a year since Woods was involved in a serious car crash and had to spend months recovering. He said his biggest hurdle for the tournament wasn’t the golf but walking the course.

FOOTBALL

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs got paid a $104 million extension to stay with the team.

Six attorney generals have expressed “grave concerns” regarding workplace harassment of women and minorities and have demanded the NFL “take steps to address the problem.” The letter from the AG’s highlighted the recent scandals the NFL has had to confront including Jon Gruden emails, voyeurism of Cowboy cheerleaders, and the exorbitant contract for quarterback Deshaun Watson who is still defending 22 civil cases involving sexual misconduct.

BASEBALL

After a tumultuous off-season and a delayed pre-season, today marks the official Opening Day for Major League Baseball with a full 162-games on the docket.

 

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Carson Wentz Traded To Commanders, MLB Cancelled More Games, Tiger Woods Inducted Into World Golf Hall Of Fame

FOOTBALL

Only a year after the Indianapolis Colts traded a first-round pick for quarterback Carson Wentz, the team has moved on and sent him to the Washington Commanders. One factor in the trade could be his interactions with personnel. He seemingly irritated Colts owner Jim Irsay when he tested positive for COVID-19 (missing an important game) after he refused to take the vaccine.

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball  negotiations with the Players Association is still ongoing causing the cancellation of more games. April 14th is now the earliest Opening Day, but the talks don’t seem to be making much progress, so that date could be postponed again.

GOLF

46-year old Tiger Woods was inducted into the World Golf Hall Fame on Wednesday night by his 14-year old daughter Sam.

 

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NYC Lifting Mandates But Irving Still Not Eligible, Mickelson In Hot Water Over SGL Comments, MLB Deadline Today

BASKETBALL

NYC will be lifting their vaccination mandate, but Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving still won’t be eligible to play in home games until the private sector weighs in with their own lifting of restrictions.

GOLF

Phil Mickelson is in hot water after calling the Super Golf League “scary motherf—ers to get involved with.” In a comment caught off-mic, he continued to say, “We know they killed Jamal Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates.” He has also said, the PGA Tour operates with “obnoxious greed.”

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball had set February 28th as the deadline for negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. According to reports, the players and owners are still very far apart on a deal, which means regular-season games could be canceled.

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Tiger & Charlie Entertain, Brady Shut Out, Packers Grab NFC North, Bridgewater Scary Injury

GOLF

Tiger and his 11-year old son Charlie entertained the sports world over the weekend by playing together in the PNC Championship. The duo finished second behind John Daly and his college-age son John Daly II. The highlight of the tournament was when Tiger and Charlie made 11 straight birdies and mirrored each other’s stance and movements.

FOOTBALL

A few highlights from the NFL this weekend:

Partly due to injuries, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recorded a tough 9-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints. It was the first time Bucs QB Tom Brady has been shut out since 2006.

In winning the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers became the first team to grab a conference title.

According to reports, Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is doing well after a scary injury on the field causing him to get carted off.

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Rockets Win Streak, Tiger Back And Playing With His Son

BASKETBALL

The Houston Rockets beating the Brooklyn Nets marks their seventh straight win after a 15-game losing streak, giving them the distinction of being the only major U.S. sports team to do this.

GOLF

The big news in the Golf world is Tiger Woods is coming back and playing with his son Charlie. Tiger, after suffering serious injuries from a car crash last year, will play in the PNC Championship December 18th-19th. The tournament pairs 20 champions with family members. Woods wrote on twitter, “Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie.  I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”

 

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Bob Uecker Honored, Justin Tucker Makes NFL History, Jets/Giants 0-3, 3-0 Teams Remaining

BASEBALL

Eighty-seven year old announcer (and former player) Bob Uecker, who is known as “Mr. Baseball”, was honored for 50 years behind the microphone. Uecker threw out the first pitch on “Bob Uecker Day” but used a pitching machine instead of actually throwing the ball. Uecker is also known for his acting, especially his memorable stint as Harry Doyle in the move “Major League.”

FOOTBALL

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker made history with a 66-yard field goal, the longest in NFL history, against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The previous record of 64-yards was held by Matt Prater.

The New York teams aren’t doing so well. Both the NY Jets and the NY Giants are 0-3 for the season.

The remaining 3-0 teams are the Raiders, Broncos, Rams, Cardinals, and Panthers.

GOLF

Team USA handily beat Europe in the Ryder Cup. The pod dynamic clearly worked.

 

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Panthers Beat Texans, McCaffrey Injured, Manning Bros Show 1.9 Mill Views, Ryder Cup Wknd, “Operation Soccer Balls” Success

FOOTBALL

The Carolina Panthers beat the Houston Texans on Thursday night, but their star running back Christian McCaffrey left during the second quarter due to a strained hamstring. It’s unclear when he’ll be back. Panthers’ quarterback Sam Darnold had a solid night completing 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards and two running touchdowns in the 24-9 win.

The Manning brothers’ Monday Night Football show seems to be taking off. Their viewership jumped from 800,000 in week one to 1.9 million in week two.

GOLF

The Ryder Cup weekend is here. The three-day tournament features the U.S. against Europe with 12 golfers per team. The U.S. team has been split into “pods” where four-man units have to do everything together in order to create a sense of unity and team spirit. The last time the U.S. used the four-man pod system was in 2008 when the Americans won.

SOCCER

The international mission named “Operation Soccer Balls” was a success. The 80 members of the Afghanistan girls soccer team (adults and children) escaped the country and have been granted asylum in Portugal.

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Bucks Take 3-2 Lead, Morikawa Wins British Open, Olympic Village Beds

BASKETBALL

The Milwaukee Bucks took a 3-2 lead over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night with another thrilling finish in this intense best-of-seven series. If the Bucks win in Game 6 on Tuesday in Milwaukee, they will have their first NBA championship since 1971 and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s first championship.

GOLF

Twenty-four-year-old Collin Morikawa won the British Open, his second major championship.

OLYMPICS

One of the ways Olympic officials are trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by setting up cardboard beds in the athletes’ village which are designed to collapse with the weight of more than one person, according to Dezeen magazine. U.S. distance runner Paul Chelimo tweeted, “Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes.” He went on to say, “I see no problem for distance runners, even 4 of us can do.”

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