Jets Destroyed, Brady Still The Goat, Ravens Edge Chiefs, Rodgers Looking To Comeback, Ted Lasso Wins Big

FOOTBALL

It was another tough day for the NJ Jets who got destroyed for the 11th straight time by the New England Patriots. This loss particularly hurt as their rookie quarterback Zach Wilson threw four interceptions in his home debut.

After throwing for five touchdowns in a 48-25 win over the Atlanta Falcons, Tom Brady made history again. He has now thrown for a league-leading nine touchdowns through the first two weeks of the regular season. And, of course, Brady’s buddy Rob Gronkowski caught two of the touchdowns.

Thankfully, the Sunday night game featuring the Baltimore Ravens vs the Kansas City Chiefs did not disappoint. The Ravens pulled out a 36-35 win thanks to inspired play by Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson.

For more NFL news, click here.

Monday night’s game will feature the Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers. Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers had one of his worst games last weekend, so look for him to bounce back tonight.

SOCCER

The soccer comedy Ted Lasso won big at the Emmy’s Sunday night, with wins for best comedy, best actor, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.

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Washington Football Team Pulls Out Win Over Giants, Women’s Soccer Gets Equal Pay

FOOTBALL

The Washington Football team and its backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke pulled out a close win over the New York Giants in Thursday night football thanks to an offsides penalty leading to a 43-yard field goal, which came minutes after a missed 48-yard field goal.

 

SOCCER

After many years of the women’s national team suing for equal pay, the US Soccer Federation announced it will now offer the same contracts to the men’s and women’s teams.

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Raiders Thrill In MNF, Manning Brothers Entertain

FOOTBALL

It was a thrilling win on Monday night for the Las Vegas Raiders who defeated the Baltimore Ravens 33-27 in overtime. The end of the game was crazy; an overturned touchdown call, an interception, a fumble then a game-winning drive. For highlights click here.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden said it best, “I felt like I died and woke up … and died again. I was like a cat — I had multiple lives tonight. … It was tough [but] we did a lot of good things to win.”

In addition to an exciting game on the field, the Manning brothers provided an entertaining alternative to the regular commentary. Peyton and Eli hosted a broadcast on ESPN2 which featured the brothers sitting around offering commentary on the game. According to Peyton, “It’s kind of like you’re watching the game at a bar, and me and Eli show up and watch the game with you.”

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Oregon Upset Ohio State, Cat Saved At Miami Game, Winston, Murray Big Games, Djokovic Run Ends, Raducanu’s Historic Run

FOOTBALL

It didn’t take long for there to be a shakeup in the College Football Playoffs. On Saturday, #12 Oregon upset heavily favored #3 Ohio State 35-28.  With the win, Oregon jumped to #4 while Ohio State fell to #9.

One of the best highlights of the college football weekend was seeing University of Miami fans save a cat dangling from the rafters, then parading the cat around like Mufasa and Simba in Lion King.

In the first weekend of NFL football, Jameis Winston threw for five touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a very lopsided victory over the Green Bay Packers, whose quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for two interceptions and recorded one of the worst games of his career.

In another route, the Arizona Cardinals, thanks to quarterback Kyler Murray who scored five touchdowns and stellar defense from Chandler Jones (who had a career-high five sacks), overran the Tennesse Titans 38-13.

For a recap of all the Sunday games, click here.

Monday Night Football will feature the Baltimore Ravens vs the Las Vegas Raiders.

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic’s bid for a historic 21st major title and Grand Slam ended on Sunday when Daniil Medvedev beat him in the U.S. Open men’s final. The win gives the #2 ranked player in the world, Medvedev, his first Grand Slam title.

In the women’s final, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu continued her exciting journey by beating Leylah Fernandez to win her first Grand Slam title. Raducanu came into the tournament as a qualifier and didn’t drop a set during her historic run.

 

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Historic Women’s U.S. Open Final, Brady/Prescott Shine In Bucs Win, T.J. Watt Highest Paid Defender, Ravens’ Injuries

TENNIS

For the first time in history, two unseeded women will play for a major championship title. Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, who turned 19 this week, will play against Briton’s Emma Raducanu (18 years old) in the U.S. Open Final on Saturday.

FOOTBALL

In a mostly mistake-ridden game, the defending Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 in the first matchup of the NFL season. Bucs QB Tom Brady and Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s performances were highlights from the game, with Brady scoring 4 touchdowns including a game-winning drive, and Prescott throwing for 403 yards and three touchdowns.

In other NFL news, T.J. Watt is now the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL after signing a four-year, $112 million extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers. T.J.’s big financial windfall comes 7 years after his brother J.J was declared the highest-paid defender.

The beginning of the season for the Baltimore Ravens has been rough. Running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters both suffered ACL injuries in practice and will miss the rest of the season.

 

 

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Bucs Vs Cowboys In NFL Kickoff, Prescott Starting First Time Since Ankle Injury, Brady Oldest Non-Kicker Starter, Saints Return Home Week 4, Raducanu Makes History At Open

FOOTBALL

The NFL season kicks off tonight with the defending Super Bowl champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, against the Dallas Cowboys (the most valuable sports franchise ($6.92 billion) in North America according to Sportico). Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will start for the first time since his ankle injury caused him to sit out most of the 2020 season. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (44 years and 37 days old) will take the field as the oldest non-kicker to start in a Week 1 NFL game.

After having to leave town due to Hurricane Ida, the New Orleans Saints will return home for week 4 against the New York Giants. They will start the season playing in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend.

TENNIS

Emma Raducanu has already made history at the U.S. Open. The eighteen-year-old became the first qualifier (female or male) to reach the semifinals of the Open. And, in the men’s bracket, Novak Djokovic won his 11th straight quarterfinal match, a career-best.

 

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NFL Kicks Off Thursday W/Cowboys Vs Bucs, NBA 75, Jeter/Walker Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

FOOTBALL

The NFL kicks off the new season with the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing off on Thursday night. This season will feature an expanded 17-game regular season which means there will be football every Sunday until February 20th, 2022.

BASKETBALL

The NBA’s season begins on October 19th and will be known as “NBA 75” commemorating the 75th Anniversary of NBA basketball.

BASEBALL

The delayed induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame will take place on Wednesday at 1:30 pm. New York Yankees Derek Jeter, Colorado Rockies Larry Walker, St. Louis Cardinals Ted Simmons, and the late former labor leader Marvin Miller will join the Class of 2020. There were no inductees to the Hall of Fame in 2021.

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Vaccine Mandates, 25% Adults Will Get Vaccine If It Means Attending An Event, Ronaldo Breaks World Record, Bishop Sycamore Craziness

VACCINES

A number of sports clubs are dealing with COVID vaccine mandates and Team policies. According to reports, the Washington Nationals Vice President, Bob Boone, decided to resign rather than adhere to team vaccine requirements.

And, in the NBA, fully vaccinated players and team personnel will have more privileges than those not vaccinated. For example, the fully vaccinated will not have regular COVID testing during the season, they won’t have to quarantine if they come in contact with someone who tests positive and, if the team is fully vaccinated, they will be able to leave the hotel and go to bars/restaurants/lounges when they travel.

In addition, according to local government rules, the Nets, Knicks, and Warriors will need to be vaccinated to play in home games.

As for the fans, in a recent Morning Consult Survey poll, over 25% of unvaccinated U.S. adults would get the vaccine if that means they can attend a sporting event or concert.

SOCCER

With his 110th goal (then shortly after his 111th) Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo broke the world record for goals scored in men’s international soccer.

FOOTBALL

There is even more to the crazy story about how ESPN got duped into televising the lopsided IMG/Bishop Sycamore high school football game.  Not only is the legitimacy of Bishop Sycamore in question (no website currently exists), but also the school is accused of bouncing checks worth $3,596 to the hotel where the team spent the night prior to the game. For more on this bizarre story, click here.

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Pats Release Cam Newton, Vaccination Status Considered?, Pats Connect Most W/Fans, Ben Simmons Not Reporting To Camp

FOOTBALL

NFL teams cut their rosters to 53 players on Tuesday. The biggest move came from the New England Patriots who released quarterback Cam Newton. Rumors are flying that Patriots coach Bill Belichick considered Cam’s vaccination status (which Cam won’t confirm, as he says it’s personal) in his decision. Belichick denies the rumors and announced rookie Mac Jones will be the starter.  
Speaking of vaccinations, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said he considered players’ vaccination status before making final roster cuts. 
The NFL season begins in nine days, and according to reports, the teams who connect the most with fans via Twitter and Instagram are the Patriots, Cowboys, Steelers, Eagles, and Seahawks.

BASKETBALL

Ben Simmons met with the Philadelphia 76ers and expressed he wants to leave the team and won’t be reporting to training camp.

 

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Ronaldo Stays W/Manchester United, Djokovic Could Make History At Open, Michigan Wins Little League World Series, ESPN Tricked

SOCCER

In a twist of events, Cristiano Ronaldo will be returning to Manchester United. It’s reported that Manchester United will pay Ronaldo €15 million with €8 million in add-ons.

TENNIS

The U.S. Open begins on Monday with all eyes on Novak Djokovic. If Djokovic wins the tournament he’ll make history for securing the most men’s Grand Slam singles titles, and he’ll have captured all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year (which hasn’t happened since Rod Laver in 1969).

BASEBALL

On Sunday, Michigan beat Ohio 5-2 to win the Little League World Series.

FOOTBALL

ESPN got tricked into broadcasting a high school fo0tball game between IMG Academy (a powerhouse competitor) and Bishop Sycamore (an online charter school that proclaimed to have D-I prospects). Not surprisingly, IMG destroyed Bishop Sycamore 58-0.

 

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