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Hideki Matsuyama Wins Masters, Enes Kanter Record 30 Rebounds, A-Rod/Lore To Buy Timberwolves

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Hideki Matsuyama won the coveted Masters becoming the first Japanese male golfer to win a major. In addition to donning the coveted Green Jacket, the win is estimated to be worth $600 million to the intensely private 29-year-old.

BASKETBALL

The Portland Trailblazers Enes Kanter had the crowd going wild on Saturday night when he pulled in 24 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds in a win over the Detroit Pistons. Kanter became only the fourth player in the NBA with 30 rebounds in a game joining Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, and Kevin Love. After the game, Kanter said, “I was so happy when I looked at the bench and everybody was up, everybody was cheering, everybody was smiling, everybody was supporting their teammates. That’s what we’re all about. That’s what Blazers basketball is all about, just supporting each other.”

Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore (an e-commerce titan) signed a letter of intent to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Lynx for an estimated $1.5 billion. If the sale goes through, Lore and Rodriguez would take over in two years.

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Masters Begins, Woods Recovering, Durant Doesn’t Disappoint, Watson Loses Nike/Beats, Rodgers Wants To Host Jeopardy Full-Time

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The 2021 Masters begins today with the best golfers in the world vying for the coveted Green Jacket.

Absent from the tournament is Tiger Woods who is still recovering from a horrific car crash in February. It’s been reported he was driving at 85 mph in a 45 mph zone.

BASKETBALL

Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant did not disappoint in his return Wednesday night, after a 23-game absence, against the New Orleans Pelicans. He scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field in a 139-111 win.

FOOTBALL

Nike and Apple’s Beats by Dre suspended their endorsement deals with Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson due to a growing number of sexual assault and sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Aaron Rodgers had so much fun taping his segments as the guest host of Jeopardy he is lobbying to make it a full-time gig and believes he’ll have no trouble both hosting and playing football. Rodgers said, “I don’t think I’d need to give up football to do it. They film 46 days a year. I worked 187 this year in Green Bay. That gives me 178 days to do ‘Jeopardy!’ So I feel like I could fit 46 into that 178 and make it work. It would be a dream job for sure, and I’m not shy at all about saying I want the job. That’s how I went into it. I want an opportunity to be in the mix.”  

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Highlights From MLB Opening Day, Pigs In Blanket A First For Champions Dinner

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Two games were postponed on Major League Baseball’s opening day (Orioles-Red Sox due to rain) and (Mets-Nationals due to COVID-19 positive tests).

Some highlights from Opening day….

Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera hit the first home run of the season (his 350th overall) in a rare snowstorm for an opening day causing him to lose sight of the ball and slide into second base. Someone then alerted him he had actually hit a home run.

The other odd play of the day was when L.A. Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hit a ball deep to left field that looked like Colorado Rockies’ Ramiel Tapia caught. Justin Turner was on first base running past second, but when he thought the ball was caught, headed back to first. Bellinger however, had already rounded first base and was heading to second when he crossed paths with Turner. According to the rules, Turner was called out and Bellinger recorded a single instead of a home run.

GOLF

It’s tradition for the previous year’s winner of the Masters to choose the menu for the following year.  Dustin Johnson revealed what he’ll be serving at the Champions Dinner before next week’s Masters. The guests will be served Pigs in a Blanket (first time served in the history of this dinner) as an appetizer followed by filet mignon and sea bass.

 

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Golfers Wear Red/Black To Honor Tiger, Jason Sudeikis Wins Best Actor, NFL’S First Commissioner

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Colin Morikawa finished 18-under par to win the WGC-Workday Championship. There was a swarm of golfers around the world wearing red shirts and black pants on Sunday in honor of Tiger Woods who is recovering from a major car crash last week. From his hospital room in LA, Woods commented, “It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts. To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”

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At the Golden Globe Awards, Jason Sudeikis won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as a loveable and earnest coach in “Ted Lasso”.

FOOTBALL

Eighty years ago, Elmer Layden became the first commissioner of the NFL. In the history of the League, there have only been 5 commissioners. Back then, Layden was given a five-year contract for $100,000. Compare that to the NFL’s current commissioner Roger Goodell’s salary of $200 million over 5 years.

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Tiger Woods Seriously Injured In LA Car Crash, Bezos Might Be Interested In Washington Football Team

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Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car crash near Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA Tuesday morning. According to reports, Tiger was “traveling at a high rate of speed” when his SUV rolled over.  Tiger sustained multiple leg injuries but is not in critical condition.

FOOTBALL

According to Front Office Sports’ A.J. Perez, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos might be interested in owning the Washington Football Team.

 

 

 

 

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Clinton/Bush Hager New Owners In NWSL, Happy Gilmore’s 25th Anniversary

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Chelsea Clinton and Jenna Bush Hager invested in the ownership group of the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.  The daughters of former Presidents have become friends over the years and are joining a budding list of celebrities investing in the NWSL. The League will begin play with the Challenge Cup from April 9th-May 8th. The regular season will begin after the conclusion of the Cup tournament.

GOLF

Happy 25th anniversary to Happy Gilmore. In a tribute to the film, Adam Sandler took to Twitter to recreate his infamous golf shot, while his rival Shooter McGavin sent him an equally awesome response.

 

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Philip Rivers Retires, Sarah Thomas Makes History As First Female SB Official, Tiger Woods 5th Back Surgery

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Philip Rivers announced he’s retiring from the NFL after an incredibly successful 17-year career as a quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers (16 years) and Indianapolis Colts (1 year). The future Hall of Famer said, “I’m excited to go coach high school football. … What has helped me come to this (decision) is the growing desire to coach high school football. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s been growing. I can’t wait.”

Sarah Thomas will make history as the first female Super Bowl official at this year’s Championship. She will be the Down Judge at Super Bowl LV.

GOLF

Tiger Woods underwent a fifth back surgery (microdiscectomy) and will be out at least two months. He’s expected (and fans are hoping) to return in time for the Masters on April 8th.

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Alabama Rolls To 18th National Title In Big Win Over Ohio State, Eagles Fire Pederson, Belichick Refuses Medal Of Freedom, PGA Cuts Ties With Trump

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Alabama rolled to an 18th national title in a decisive win over #3 ranked Ohio State in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Thanks to the stellar play of quarterback Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris, and Heisman Trophy winner Devonata Smith, the Crimson Tide put up 621 yards of total offense and scored 52 points, the most ever scored by Alabama in a national title game. With the win, Alabama coach Nick Saban becomes the only coach to win 7 national championships (six with Alabama and one with LSU). Alabama 52, Ohio State 24

In the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with head coach Doug Pederson just three years after he coached them to a Super Bowl title.

New England Patriots coach, Bill Belichick refused to accept President Trump’s planned award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom after he stated,  “the tragic events of last week”.

GOLF

The PGA of America announced they are cutting ties with President Trump and will relocate the 2022 PGA Championship from the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey to a new location.

 

 

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Big Ten Changes Policy, Ohio State To Play Northwestern in Championship Game, Jordan’s Golf Course Delivers Snacks By Drone

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The Big Ten conference agreed to change its policy that teams need to play six games to be eligible for the conference championship. Undefeated #4 Ohio State will now face Northwestern on December 19th in the Big Ten Football Championship game. The Big Ten statement reads: “The decision was based on a competitive analysis which determined that Ohio State would have advanced to the Big Ten Football Championship Game based on its undefeated record and head-to-head victory over Indiana regardless of a win or loss against Michigan.”

GOLF

Michael Jordan’s new golf club in Florida called the Grove XXIII delivers food and drinks to the course by drone. This is really cool…take a look.

 

 

 

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Steelers/Ravens Canceled, Texans Destroyed Lions, Washington’s “Bumerooski” Agst Cowboys, Manning/Curry Vs Mickelson/Barkley

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The Thanksgiving Football lineup promised to have at least one interesting game featuring the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers against the tough Baltimore Ravens, but that game was canceled due to a slew of positive COVID-19 tests (including Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson). The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, but that looks increasingly unlikely. The NFL is considering adding an extra week to the schedule for these teams to play.

Unfortunately, the other NFL Thanksgiving games were blowouts. The Houston Texans destroyed the Detroit Lions 41-25, while the Washington Football Team blew out the Dallas Cowboys. Other than watching Washington’s Antonio Gibson score three touchdowns, the best part of the day came on second and five where Washington quarterback Alex Smith handed the ball between his legs to running back J.D. McKissic for a first down that led to a field goal. Washington coach Ron Rivera explained the inspiration for the trick play “It actually goes back to a movie called ‘Little Giants‘ and it’s called, I hope I don’t get in trouble, ‘The Annexation of Puerto Rico. We nicknamed it the ‘Bumerooski,’ but most of these guys don’t understand it so we had to explain to them who Bum Phillips is, and we did it as a tribute to him.” Philips made this play famous when he was head coach of the Houston Oilers in the 1970’s. Washington 41, Dallas 16

GOLF

Watch Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley take on Peyton Manning and Stephen Curry on November 27th at 3:00 pm ET in the Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change golf tournament. According to Turner Sports, the event “will uniquely contribute toward and highlight diversity, equality and inclusion through donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), while raising awareness and spotlighting opportunities for diversity and equality in sports.”

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