Tag: Sports

Breaking Down Jalen Green, The Best Scorer In The 2021 NBA Draft

Perhaps my favorite part of scouting prospects is garnering an understanding of their games at a young age and tracking their development as they progress through the ranks. Sometimes, that results in disappointing stagnation. Often, though, it produces fascinating arcs in which strengths are heightened and areas for improvement are remedied. For Jalen Green, an […]

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Sources on the Mets’ Kumar Rocker situation

Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker pitches in 2021 Regarding the Mets and top draft pick Kumar Rocker, the information from league sources has been unchanging over the past week: Negotiations have been slower than initially expected and the team is still expected to sign Rocker. To get into the reasons thrown around to explain these complications would […]

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John Lynch “hopeful” Trey Lance will sign soon

The Chargers signed tackle Rashawn Slater on Tuesday and that leaves two unsigned first-round picks as training camps get underway around the league. Both of those players are quarterbacks and they went with the second and third picks in the draft. The Jets have not signed second overall pick Zach Wilson and the 49ers have […]

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Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

Marc-Andre Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago on Tuesday, a stunning turn of events that has the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender contemplating his future. The Golden Knights traded Fleury to the Blackhawks for minor league forward Mikael Hakkarainen in a salary dump. Fleury is set to count $7 million against the cap next […]

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A Dutch cyclist who mistakenly thought she had won gold said a quirk in the Olympic rules led to the heartbreaking error

Annemiek van Vleuten suffered a bit of heartbreak after she had believed she won gold at Tokyo 2020. After crossing the finish line with her arms raised for victory, she later learned she won silver. The miscommunication stemmed from a quirk in the Olympic rules that makes communicating harder. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]

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How Biles saved herself — and her teammates

TOKYO — Simone Biles had already given up on the idea of opening the Olympic team competition with a Yurchenko double pike, the kind of eye-popping, high-scoring, highlight-reel entrance that intimidates opponents, entices sponsors and wins golds. She didn’t have it. Not tonight. She knew that much. She was in her head. Deep, she said. […]

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Report: Bucks guard Bryn Forbes opting out

The NBA-champion Bucks could face a steep luxury-tax bill next season. Among the players seeking a raise: Bryn Forbes, who’s declining his $2,454,002 player option. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: Milwaukee Bucks guard Bryn Forbes is declining his player option for the 2021-22 season and will become an unrestricted free agent, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. […]

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Spinning Back Clique: What’s next for Paige VanZant? T.J. Dillashaw? And what’s at stake with Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee?

Check out the latest edition of “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a quick spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, our panel discusses the futures of T.J. Dillashaw and Paige VanZant, while also looking back to an incredible UFC on ESPN 27 event, as well as previewing […]

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George Kliavkoff: Pac-12 does not need to expand after Texas, Oklahoma moves to the SEC

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks during the league’s media day Tuesday in Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press) Minutes after Texas and Oklahoma officially applied for membership in the Southeastern Conference, new Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff took the stage at Pac-12 football media day Tuesday morning in Hollywood and sent the message his […]

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