August 08, 2020

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Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green might not have anything to prove, but he trained like it
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CINCINNATI -- Based on how A.J. Green sprinted, lifted, and attacked the past offseason, his longtime trainer got the sense something was different for the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver.Curtis Winters, a 61-year-old former bodybuilder whom his 32-year-old client refers to as "Mr. Curtis," said he has worked with Green off and on since he entered the league in 2011. For years, Green has traveled to a strip mall in an Atlanta suburb to train at Winters' nondescript, "‘80's-style gym" located between a laundromat and a dollar store.But this offseason, Green wasn't there to merely train. He was on a mission. Despite injuries that have kept him off the field in recent years, including the entire 2019 season, Green was working to show he was still one of NFL's best wide receivers.
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Transfer Talk: Who will blink first in Sancho saga?
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Manchester United's pursuit of Jadon Sancho appears to have hit a snag. The club remain at a standoff with Borussia Dortmund, who value the player at £108m - so what happens next?That was one of the topics of debate on the latest edition of the Transfer Talk podcast, where ESPN football expert Gabriele Marcotti joined Sky Sports News duo Pete Graves and Dharmesh Sheth to discuss the latest major developments from the summer window.Download the Transfer Talk Podcast on: Apple | SpreakerDortmund think he is worth €120m while United believe it would be irresponsible to spend that much money on one player in the current economic climate."It's turning into one of those 'who will blink first?' situations," Sheth told Sky Sports. "Last week there was what was described to me as 'increased confidence' that a deal could get done; personal terms were close to being agreed in principle.
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Lyon haunt Ronaldo as Juventus' shortcomings are all too clear
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Cristiano Ronaldo must hate Lyon. The last time he lost in the Champions League round of 16 was in 2010 with Real Madrid, and Lyon knocked him out then too. On Friday, the Ligue 1 side did it again, at the same stage of the competition, becoming the first French club in history to beat Juventus over two legs in Europe.The frustration was obvious to see on Ronaldo's face throughout the game, and especially once the dream of winning the Champions League with a third team was shattered once again, like last year when Ajax surprised Juve in the quarterfinals. How many times did he roll his eyes at the poor display produced by some of his teammates?Ronaldo was pretty much the only good thing Juve had on the pitch. With Paulo Dybala not fit enough to start, it was all down to the Portuguese superstar to carry his team once more. He almost did it, like last season's hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the round of 16. Juve have been a collective liability all season, incapable of defending well and hardly capable of attacking properly. Ronaldo can be Ronaldo, but he cannot do everything on his own. This proved it again. Two more Champions League goals were added to his collection (number 129 and 130 in 170 games), a big contribution but not nearly enough from those around him. Juve had no creativity, no cohesion in midfield, and little from the full-backs.
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Falcons' Matt Ryan on breakout candidate Calvin Ridley: 'He is elite'
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Calvin Ridley has put in work this offseason with the mindset of being elite in 2020. In many ways, quarterback Matt Ryan believes the Atlanta Falcons' third-year receiver is already there.It’s hard to earn proper recognition when you’re playing on the same offense as arguably the best receiver in the game, Julio Jones. But Ridley, the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, has distinguished himself with 17 touchdowns through his first 29 games. The only active players to have more touchdown receptions in their first two seasons are Odell Beckham Jr. (25), Larry Fitzgerald (18), A.J. Green (18), and Jones (18), according to ESPN Stats & Information.“The one thing that probably impacts Calvin more than any -- and it doesn’t take away from how good of a player he is -- but your statistics get skewed because of the guy that you’re playing on the opposite side from [Jones],” Ryan said. “There’s only so many plays in a game. We have so many talented guys.
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England set 277 to win first Test as Pakistan add late runs
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England were set a challenging target of 277 to win the first Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday after Yasir Shah led a valuable late-order batting assault by the tourists.Yasir made a quickfire 33 off just 24 balls, including five fours and a six.A brief session saw Pakistan add 32 runs in 16 balls before they were dismissed for 169 in their second innings.Only twice has a team chased more than 200 to win in the fourth innings of a Test at Old Trafford, with England making 294-4 against New Zealand in 2008 and 231-3 against the West Indies at the Manchester ground in 2004.Yasir had already taken 4-66 in his primary role as a leg-spinner during England's modest first-innings 219.
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P3: Hamilton stamps authority at Silverstone
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Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas appear poised for another closely-fought pole position battle at Silverstone after Mercedes' drivers were split by barely a tenth of a second in final practice for F1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.Hamilton, the championship leader and last week's Silverstone victor, finished ahead with a best lap of 1:26.621 with Bottas just 0.163s adrift.But while Mercedes' dominance at the front appears unlikely to be challenged, the battle behind is a little more difficult to call.Red Bull's Max Verstappen remains the man most likely to take third on the grid but he finished only seventh in P3 after being held up on what should have been his quickest lap by Racing Point's Lance Stroll.
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Should the Packers sign Antonio Brown to help Aaron Rodgers? | Get Up
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Louis Riddick, Jeff Saturday and Jeff Darlington join Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss whether the Green Bay Packers should sign Antonio Brown, adding him alongside Davante Adams to help Aaron Rodgers. The Packers declined to pick a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft, selecting QB Jordan Love in the first round instead. #NFL #Sports #GetUp
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Donavan Brazier re-lives miraculous 800m comeback, 2019 world title race | NBC Sports
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Donavan Brazier joins Leigh Diffey to re-watch his incredible come from behind victory in Zurich and his win at 2019 Worlds, where he broke the 800m world championship and American record #NBCSports #DonavanBrazier
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The HoopsHype Weekly: Top 10 takeaways from Week 2 of the bubble, including biggest surprise stars
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You can get this content every Saturday morning in your email inbox. Click here to subscribe to the HoopsHype Weekly newsletter.NBA action continued to pick up this past week, with games getting more intense and individual performances only getting more impressive. Below, our 10 biggest takeaways from Week 2 of the Orlando bubble.1. Devin Booker is turning the corner as a player. The Suns 2-guard was an All-Star for the first time this season, though he made it as a replacement for an injured Damian Lillard, and even so, it’s clear that he’s playing at an even higher level in the bubble. The Suns are the only undefeated team in Orlando and Booker has been the primary reason for that, averaging 28 points and 6.5 assists over four games. We wanted to see Booker do it when it matters, in important late-season games, and he’s doing just that.
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Boris backs calls for PL statement on Newcastle
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed calls for the Premier League to make a statement on the failed takeover of Newcastle.Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers pulled out of a protracted £300m takeover at the end of last month. The PIF criticised the "prolonged process" for their decision to walk away and the Premier League have refused to comment on the matter.Over 6,000 Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) members wrote to their local MPs, who have also urged the Premier League for transparency.The Independent Football Ombudsman, set up by the Football Association, the Premier League and the Football League to investigate complaints, said it had advised the Premier League to release a statement.
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A season without fans, coaching carousel and another NBA bubble for 2021?
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Inside and outside of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, there's far less tension over the sturdiness of the NBA bubble experiment than the uncertainty of the NBA's next season. The league's owners are desperate for customers returning to the stands and suites, for the NBA's game-night machinery to regenerate lost revenue.Privately, this is a league constantly asking commissioner Adam Silver and his understudies: What's next?As the league starts to frame the possibilities, they're telling teams simply: The priority for 2020-21 is playing 82 games and doing so as many times as possible with fans in the seats. For now, those conversations are ongoing, numerous and forever evolving.
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Harper-Jonas a breakthrough for women's boxing
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A disputed result, a week of raised voices and bickering back-and-forth were ultimately just the subplot to Fight Camp - the real story was the excitement of the historic fight between Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas and the perfect advert for women's boxing that it represents.They emerged stained by each other's blood but their rivalry replaced by respect - an undercard full of men's fights in their shadows."All eyes were on women's boxing and hopefully we made the public proud," Jonas said.She left Fight Camp empty-handed despite an almighty effort that belied her pre-fight chances but perhaps the true fight was for recognition. In that regard, Harper and Jonas were both victors and so were the emerging crop of female boxers who will step into the ring soon.
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MLB roundup: Tigers beat Pirates in 30-run affair
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Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, including a two-run double in a four-run 11th inning, and the Detroit Tigers captured a wild 17-13 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in the Tigers' first game since Sunday.Jeimer Candelario knocked in the go-ahead run and finished with three hits, two runs and three RBIs. C.J. Cron homered and reached base three times while scoring two runs and driving in two more for Detroit. Bryan Garcia (2-0), who tossed an inning of relief, was credited with the win.Erik Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and drove in a career-high six runs for the Pirates, and Phillip Evans homered and knocked in a career-best four runs. Adam Frazier socked a tying two-run homer to cap a three-run ninth. Dovydas Neverauskas (0-2) allowed the four runs (three earned) in the 11th. He gave up three hits and a walk with one strikeout.
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The speed-painter and the Steelers: How a locker room embraced an artist
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PITTSBURGH -- Artist Cody Sabol's phone lit up with a FaceTime call from a number he didn't recognize.When he answered, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush's face filled his screen."Hey, Cody," Bush said, "what are you doing tomorrow?"When the nation shut down in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sabol became one of many small-business owners to watch helplessly. The 25-year-old Pittsburgh-based artist makes almost all his income speed-painting at live events -- and he has an infant son along with a new mortgage payment for the house he and his wife just bought.Suddenly the future was uncertain, and it was scary.That changed when Bush extended an offer: Spend the next week transforming the walls of his basement -- and soon-to-be personal gym -- from plain cream to colorful murals that would remind Bush of his journey and motivate him as he worked out.
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Catalans given assurances over travel restrictions
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Catalans Dragons have been assured that any clampdown on travel to and from France will not affect their ability to play and host Super League matches.The Perpignan club have begun a run of five successive trips to the UK for fixtures following the resumption of Super League behind closed doors and are due to play their next home game on September 7 against Leeds.However, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is currently advising British nationals against all but essential international travel to France and is likely to introduce quarantine regulations after the number of people with coronavirus in the country rose at the fastest rate since full lockdown was eased in the country.New Covid-19 infections rose by 2,288 on Friday, the third day that the number has gone up significantly - putting the nation at levels not seen since late May.
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Playoff Luka: What to expect in his first NBA postseason
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Luka Doncic is just days away from his first NBA playoff series -- and it should be a fun one. The Dallas Mavericks are currently seventh in the Western Conference, with a first-round matchup with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the LA Clippers appearing extremely likely.Doncic has looked the part of an NBA superstar in the bubble, on his way to a likely top-10 finish in MVP voting. But his Mavericks have won only once in four games in Florida, struggling at times to finish off opponents.We asked three of our experts to provide their insights into Doncic on the playoff stage: What should we expect in his first NBA playoff appearance, and how has he performed in the postseason during his overseas career?
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Wakefield vs Wigan talking points
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Wakefield and Wigan will attempt to return to winning ways in the Betfred Super League when they collide at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday.Both teams tasted defeat in their last league outings before the season was suspended in March. Wakefield suffered a one-point loss against Hull FC thanks to Marc Sneyd's last-gasp drop-goal while Wigan were beaten by 12-man Salford.A Warriors win will move them back to the top of Super League for a couple of hours at least but they face a tough challenge against a Trinity outfit chasing a win that could kickstart their season.Wakefield TrinitySuper League position: 9thSeason so far: P5 W2 D0 L3Key stats: Wakefield have scored 15 tries in five Super League games this season. Winger Tom Johnstone is their leading dangerman, crossing five times in his last four matches.
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From 100,000 fans to ghost town: Silverstone has quiet 70th birthday
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Just over 70 years ago, 100,000 fans poured into Silverstone, a decommissioned Second World War airfield, to witness the first race of a new-look Formula One world championship.This weekend, there will be none.With international sport still in the grip of the coronavirus, most events are taking place behind closed doors and F1 is no different.Virtual world-- Fans can still get a taste of the action this weekend, albeit virtually. McLaren has invited 500 fans to sit in a "virtual stand" where they can talk to drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz just before Sunday's race. Williams, another legendary British team, has a similar offering to "experience the excitement of a Grand Prix while staying comfortably at home".
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Leeds vs St Helens talking points
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Round eight of the Betfred Super League is primed for a thrilling conclusion as defending champions St Helens face in-form Leeds Rhinos at Emerald Headingley Stadium.Having made an inconsistent start to their title defence before the season was suspended, Saints returned with a bang last Sunday as they thumped Catalans.Leeds, meanwhile, produced a stunning comeback to beat Huddersfield and move to the Super League summit.Leeds RhinosSuper League position: 1stSeason so far: P5 W4 D0 L1Key stats: Leeds boasted the best defence in Super League heading into this weekend's round of fixtures, conceding just 74 points in five games, while only Hull FC have scored more points than the Rhinos.Last Sunday's victory against Huddersfield made it four wins on the bounce for Richard Agar's men.
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NHL Bubble Wrap: Elimination Friday; Maple Leafs’ miracle
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New York Islanders 5, Florida Panthers 1 (Islanders win series 3-1)Anthony Beauvillier scored a pair of goals to help the Islanders easily knock off the Florida Panthers and advance to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was an ugly day for Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky as he badly struggled in the loss, starting with the first goal he allowed to Beauvillier from a terrible angle. The Islanders were lousy down the stretch run of the regular season but had the perfect matchup to get back on track in the qualifying round. They await their Round 1 opponent, which will be determined this weekend.Arizona Coyotes 4, Nashville Predators 3 (OT) (Coyotes win series 3-1)One of the many upsets to highlight the qualifying round. The Coyotes won a series for the first time since 2012 thanks to a brilliant goaltending performance from Darcy Kuemper and Brad Richardson‘s series-clinching overtime goal on Friday. If you look at this series objectively Nashville did not play as bad as the result would have you believe, it just ran into a white-hot goalie that made every big save. Still, that is not going to be much consolation for a team that underachieved in the standings all season and has been regressing for a couple of years now.
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Two employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for COVID
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TOKYO (AP) Two employees of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday.That brings to three the number of employees of the committee who have tested positive since the pandemic began.Organizers said a man and a woman had tested positive but gave few details. They said the man was in his 20s and the woman in her 30s, and that both were now working from home rather than at the headquarters located near Tokyo Bay.Many of the organizing committee's employees have been working remotely though some have returned to office work in the last few months.The organizing committee has a staff of 3,500.The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been put back to July 23, 2021 due to the pandemic. The original closing ceremony was to have been Sunday, Aug. 9.
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NBA roundup: Nets, Magic fill out East playoff field
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Tobias Harris scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers past the Orlando Magic 108-101 Friday near Orlando, but the Magic ended up the day's big winner nonetheless.Despite the loss, Orlando clinched the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot after the Washington Wizards lost to the New Orleans Pelicans later in the day.Joel Embiid added 23 points and 13 rebounds while Alec Burks scored 22 points. Al Horford had 21 points and nine rebounds and Shake Milton handed out a career-high eight assists for the Sixers, who won their third in a row. The Sixers played without All-Star Ben Simmons, who will remain sidelined indefinitely with a partially dislocated left kneecap.
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Viewing Picks for August 8, 2020
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Australian Rules FootballAustralian Football League-Round 11 West Coast Eagles vs. Carlton Blues — ESPN2, 1:30 a.m. (Sunday) Melbourne Demons vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos — FS1, 4 p.m. (Sunday)BaseballKorean Baseball Organization Lotte Giants at Doosan Bears — ESPN, 3:55 a.m. (Sunday)BoxingPremier Boxing ChampionsInterim WBA Welterweight Title, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA Jamal James vs. Thomas Dulorme — Fox, 8 p.m. Mykal Fox vs. Lucas Santamaria — FS1, 10 p.m.Cornhole2020 ACL World Championships, Rock Hill Sports & Events Center, Rock Hill, SC Pro Doubles Final/Co-Ed Finals — ESPN, 4 p.m.ESPN8: The Ocho E:60: ESPN8: Cheese Rolling, Frog Jumping, Japanese Monster Wrestling — ESPN2, 2 p.m.
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Bellator 243: Best photos
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Check out all the best photos from Bellator 243 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Photos courtesy Bellator).For free agent Michael Chandler, Bellator 243 served as proof he's as good as everAJ Agazarm claims judging bias in loss to Cris Lencioni, wants result overturnedBellator 243 results: Michael Chandler scores stunning first-round KO of Benson HendersonBellator 243 results: Timothy Johnson finishes Matt Mitrione in dominant first roundBellator 243 results: Myles Jury's late surge earns decision over Georgi Karakhanyan
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How to watch Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday's Champions League game
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Who's PlayingChelsea @ Bayern MunichWhat to KnowIn case you've forgotten in the past, oh, five months, Bayern Munich has a commanding 3-0 lead over Chelsea going into the second leg of their round-of-16 match. To move on to the quarter-finals--which will now be played as single legs due to COVID--Chelsea must dig deep and win by four.The teams will square off at 3 p.m. ET Saturday, August 8th at Allianz Arena. For updates on this game and more, check back at CBSSports.com.How To Watch
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