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Djokovic disqualified in U.S. Open

on September 7, 2020, 8:25 AM / in Tennis

Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, was disqualified in the U.S. Open on Sunday after smacking a ball in frustration and hitting a line judge. The lineswoman crumpled in pain and Djokovic rushed to her side. He immediately apologized and said he had not meant to hit her, but officials said the rule requiring his disqualification was clear. […]

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Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito tosses first no-hitter of 2020 season

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito tosses first no-hitter of 2020 season

on August 26, 2020, 7:29 AM / in Baseball, Sports

Giolito, 26, dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 victory in Chicago Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito threw the first no-hitter of the pandemic-shortened 2020 MLB season on Tuesday night — and struck out 13 in the process. Giolito, 26, dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates, and did it under a manageable 101-pitch count during the team’s 4-0 victory in Chicago. “I’ve been working for this type of game for […]

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Takuma Sato holds off Scott Dixon to win Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato holds off Scott Dixon to win Indianapolis 500

on August 24, 2020, 6:51 AM / in Sports

Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, holding off five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the stands were empty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dixon said after the race that he had expected officials to throw a red flag to pause the race after a violent crash by Spencer Pigot left a debris field […]

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Collin Morikawa wins PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa wins PGA Championship

on August 10, 2020, 7:11 AM / in Sports

Collin Morikawa won the 2020 PGA Championship Sunday in San Francisco, the 23-year-old golfer’s first career major title. In his second major tournament, and the first ever without spectators, Morikawa closed with a 6-under-64, giving him a two-shot victory over Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson. His weekend rounds of 65-64 were the lowest 36-hole weekend score in PGA Championship history, […]

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Michael Jordan Hails Tiger Woods for Making Golf Less of a ‘White Man’s Sport’

on August 6, 2020, 8:22 AM / in Sports

  In a magazine interview, golf fanatic and NBA GOAT Michael Jordan gave high praise to Tiger Woods for making golf less of a “white man’s sport.” The footage is from an interview Jordan did with Cigar Aficionado magazine three years ago. When asked if he thought Jack Niklaus or Tiger Woods was the golf “GOAT” (greatest of all time), the NBA […]

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There is a Message Here, although Most Will Ignore it : Cardinals say no more players, staffers test positive for COVID-19

There is a Message Here, although Most Will Ignore it : Cardinals say no more players, staffers test positive for COVID-19

on August 5, 2020, 7:38 AM / in Baseball

The St. Louis Cardinals said no more players or staffers had tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, boosting the team’s hope that it will be able to return to the field on Friday. The Cardinals had seven players and six staffers test positive in the previous five days, forcing the postponement of a week of baseball games. The Cardinals are […]

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Pro baseball player refuses to take a knee to acknowledge BLM, kneels only to ‘God’

Pro baseball player refuses to take a knee to acknowledge BLM, kneels only to ‘God’

on July 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Baseball

‘I’m just a Christian. I believe I can’t kneel before anything but God, Jesus Christ.’ By Anthony Murdoch | (LifeSiteNews)  A Major League Baseball (MLB) player has cited his Christian faith as the reason he stood alone among a sea of kneeling players during a moment of silence designed to show support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to […]

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3 MLB games postponed after Marlins players test positive for virus

3 MLB games postponed after Marlins players test positive for virus

on July 28, 2020, 6:54 AM / in Baseball

Major League Baseball announced that games scheduled for Monday night were being postponed after more than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staffers tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak left the team stuck in Philadelphia, preventing it from getting back to Florida to play its home opener against Baltimore. The situation also made it impossible for the New York […]

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Why to Stop Watching NASCAR: NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag

on June 11, 2020, 8:18 AM / in Sports

NASCAR on Wednesday said it would ban the display of the Confederate flag at its races and tracks, effective immediately. The auto racing organization released the statement after more than two weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice touched off by the killing of an unarmed and handcuffed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody. The […]

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NBA legend Wes Unseld dies at 74

on June 3, 2020, 7:49 AM / in Basketball, People

Wes Unseld, who starred for the NBA’s Baltimore and Washington Bullets (now called the Wizards) between 1968 and 1981, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 74. The family’s statement said Unseld died peacefully following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia. Unseld was widely regarded as one of the best defenders and passers ever to play center. He won […]

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Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time

on May 29, 2020, 7:29 AM / in Sports

Boston Marathon organizers announced Thursday that they were canceling the race for the first time in its 124-year history. The event is normally held on Patriots’ Day in April, but it was postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Boston Athletic Association originally wanted to reschedule the Marathon, and hold it on Sept. 14, but changed plans due […]

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Patrick Ewing recovering at home after coronavirus treatment

Patrick Ewing recovering at home after coronavirus treatment

on May 26, 2020, 7:06 AM / in Basketball

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing is recovering at home after being released from a hospital where he was treated for COVID-19, his son Patrick Ewing Jr. said Monday. Ewing, a Hall of Famer, was a star player for Georgetown, leading the team to the 1984 men’s NCAA basketball championship. He was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1985 and […]

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Major League Baseball to unveil plan for returning to play

Major League Baseball to unveil plan for returning to play

on May 7, 2020, 8:18 AM / in Baseball

Major League Baseball is working to send a proposal to the MLB Players Association within a week that would lay out plans for returning to play after a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the discussions. The proposal reportedly could call for “spring” training, already delayed by six weeks, to begin in mid-June […]

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Sharapova retires from tennis

Sharapova retires from tennis

on February 27, 2020, 7:20 AM / in People, Tennis

Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced Wednesday that she was retiring from the sport. Sharapova, 32, won five Grand Slam singles titles, including a win over then top-ranked Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2004 when Sharapova was just 17. In an essay published in Vanity Fair, Sharapova said she realized the injuries that plagued her career were preventing her from competing […]

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Chiefs defeat 49ers for team’s 1st Super Bowl championship in 50 years

on February 3, 2020, 7:09 AM / in Football

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday. The 49ers led for most of the game and were up by 10 in the third quarter. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to lead the Chiefs to a comeback win and their first championship since the 1969 season. […]

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Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios Australian Tennis Open

on January 27, 2020, 8:31 AM / in Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the ’tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios. Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry. The No. 1-ranked Nadal kept his thoughts to himself and limited his shot-making to the more traditional variety in an entertaining 6-3, 3-6, […]

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2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Results

2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Results

on January 27, 2020, 8:25 AM / in Sports

Women’s Final Results Gold: Alysa Liu — 235.52 Silver: Mariah Bell — 225.21 Bronze: Bradie Tennell — 220.86 4. Karen Chen — 193.65 5. Amber Glenn — 186.57 6. Starr Andrews — 181.78 7. Sierra Venetta — 176.37 8. Courtney Hicks — 175.28 9. Gabriella Izzo — 174.41 10. Rena Ikenishi — 171.81 11. Maxine Marie Bautista — 171.46 12. […]

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If God were a football fan

If God were a football fan

on January 23, 2020, 7:23 AM / in Football, People, Religion

By Richard Rowland If God were a football fan, his team would be the Patriots. I’m not into sports all that much, in fact, I can’t name one of today’s quarterbacks, other than Tom Brady. Speaking of quarterbacks, how was it, I wonder, the term quarterback was arrived at? Going back a few years, not sure exactly when, I began […]

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Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl

Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl

on January 20, 2020, 6:43 AM / in Football

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans 35-24 to win the AFC Championship game on Sunday, earning the team its first spot in the Super Bowl in half a century. The Chiefs will play the San Francisco 49ers, who defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFC Championship game. The Chiefs came back from a 17-7 deficit in […]

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LSU, Joe Burrow beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff national title

LSU, Joe Burrow beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff national title

on January 14, 2020, 6:56 AM / in Football

  LSU knocked Clemson off its title perch — and did it in a record-breaking showing. In the end, LSU had Joe Burrow. The other 129 FBS teams did not. Burrow broke the single-season passing touchdown record (finished with 60) and LSU set the single-season points record in the poll era (726, beating 2013 Florida State’s 723 in 14 games) […]

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