Tyreek Hill vs. Usain Bolt: Are we one-step closer to a showdown?

August 16, 2021 0 Comments

The Cheetah vs. the GOAT. Tyreek Hill and Usain Bolt were linked with one another following a “Dan Patrick Show” interview with Bolt last week, in which the titular show host tried to urge on a sprint between Bolt and the Chiefs wide receiver Hill.  Here you go… Usain Bolt vs. Tyreek Hill in a …

Breaking down preseason AP No. 1 vs. national champion since 2000

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Do preseason polls matter?  Alabama opened at No. 1 in the Preseason AP Top 25 for the second straight year, but it’s the end result that matters.  In the past 21 college football seasons, the team that opened as the Preseason No. 1 has won the national championship two times. Alabama is the last team to …

AP Preseason Top 25: Alabama opens at No. 1 for sixth time under Nick Saban

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Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the Preseason Top 25 AP Poll, which was released Monday.  This marks the sixth time the Crimson Tide starts the season at No. 1 since Nick Saban took over as head coach in 2007. Alabama, which won the College Football Playoff championship in 2020, also was ranked No. 1 …

USWNT legend Carli Lloyd set to retire at the end of this season

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Carli Lloyd is set to play her final game in a legendary career for the U.S. women’s national soccer team this October before officially retiring from the sport at the end of the current NWSL season. Lloyd will play four final friendlies with the USWNT, two in September and two in October, to bring an end to …

Chris Sale’s return gives Boston much-needed boost in ultra-competitive AL East

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On Saturday, Chris Sale finally made his long-awaited 2021 debut for Boston. He struck out eight in five innings and the Red Sox won by 14 runs.  That happened one day after Kyle Schwarber made his not-as-long awaited 2021 debut for Boston. He walked twice, scored twice and the Red Sox won by seven runs.  …

2021 Fantasy RB Handcuffs Chart: Find sleepers, backups for your top running backs

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RB handcuffs are a necessary evil in fantasy football. Running backs get hurt (or wind up on the COVID list) far too often to not have an insurance policy, especially if they were one of your early-round picks. Knowing a team’s depth chart and having a player’s backup ready to insert into your lineup is …

Fantasy Football Sleepers 2021: One breakout pick from every team

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Training camp is a time for endless enthusiasm in NFL circles, and that always extends to the fantasy football community. You can talk yourself into just about any player being a prime breakout sleeper to highlight on draft cheat sheets. Of course, you can also talk yourself into just about any player getting injured, losing …

2021 Fantasy Football QB Sleepers: Potential quarterback breakouts, draft steals

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Finding value at the quarterback position during your draft provides a major edge. It’s tough to pass on flashy skill players in the early and middle parts of the draft, but in single-QB leagues, reaching for a quarterback often starves you or a premier wideout or running back. You can find good value on those positions in the …

Jordan Love injury update: MRI clean, but Packers QB ‘uncertain’ for preseason Week 2 vs. Jets

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Jordan Love played a competitive football game for the first time in 603 days on Saturday night. The wait for his second NFL preseason game won’t be quite as long, but it may not come this week. Love suffered a right shoulder injury late in the first half of the Packers’ first preseason game against …

Grading NFL rookie QB preseason debuts: Justin Fields, Zach Wilson impress; Sam Ehlinger surprises most

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There were 10 quarterbacks selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. All of them made their professional debuts in Week 1 of the preseason and more than half of them played well. That shouldn’t be too surprising, because five of them were first-round picks with impressive pedigrees. The other five took the expected bigger lumps, with the …