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Everyone Reading This Beat Writer’s Insanely Worded Tweet Understands It Completely. Or At Least Is Capable Of Understanding Written Language. | Defector

Everyone Reading This Beat Writer’s Insanely Worded Tweet Understands It Completely. Or At Least Is Capable Of Understanding Written Language. | Defector

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.Wow, incredible news! According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch hockey writer Jim Thomas, , every member of the St. Louis Blues, as well as every member of their travel party, has been, uh …Wait, so—wait. What? Literally what has happened to these people? I think this is the most devastated a piece of reporting has ever been by its second sentence. In one fell swoop we went from upward of 70 people being vaccinated against COVID-19, the contagious pandemic disease caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), to...

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Yasiel Puig denies accusations in sexual assault lawsuit

Yasiel Puig denies accusations in sexual assault lawsuit

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>In a statement Tuesday, free-agent outfielder Yasiel Puig has denied claims in a lawsuit that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2018 and said that the allegations have prevented him from continuing his Major League career."I am speaking out now to defend my name against false and malicious allegations by a woman who claims I assaulted her in 2018," Puig wrote. "These allegations are totally false, the evidence proves they are false, and I look forward to all the facts and the truth coming out."The woman, identified in federal court documents as only...

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MLB moving the mound back 12 inches in a minor-league experiment to see if it will increase offense

MLB moving the mound back 12 inches in a minor-league experiment to see if it will increase offense

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball wants to see if moving back the pitcher’s mound will increase offense. MLB will experiment with a 12-inch greater distance between the mound and home plate during a portion of the Atlantic League season in an effort to decrease strikeouts and increase offense. Advertisement The pitching rubber will be moved back to 61 feet, 6 inches starting Aug. 3 during the second half of the independent minor league’s season. “It’s a direct response to the escalating strikeout rate, where you’re giving the hitter approximately one one-hundreth of a second of additional...

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Could A Jeep-Mounted Zion Williamson Roundhouse-Kick My Head Off? An Investigation | Defector

Could A Jeep-Mounted Zion Williamson Roundhouse-Kick My Head Off? An Investigation | Defector

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.The Defector idiots spent a portion of a recent afternoon debating a simple, stupid question: How much would each of us have to be paid in cold hard cash to stand in there and absorb a charge from Pelicans forward Zion Williamson? We mostly agreed that absorbing a charge from the NBA’s densest person would do very bad things to our frail blogger bodies, although the exercise revealed some rather stark differences in the monetary values we place on our own health and wellbeing. Bids ranged from $5,000 to $500,000; expectations included bruises...

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Heat eliminate vaccination-only seating and COVID-detection dogs

Heat eliminate vaccination-only seating and COVID-detection dogs

With a greater amount of the population having receive coronavirus vaccinations, the Miami Heat have eliminated the use of COVID-detection dogs and are no longer are offering vaccination-only sections. “We found,” Heat executive vice president Michael McCullough told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, “we could eliminate the dogs from part of the protocol, while retaining everything else that we’re retaining: strict masking, social distancing, hand sanitizing, no food and beverage in the bowl. Advertisement “So we very feel comfortable that people will still feel and will remain...

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NFL sees attempted offseason workout boycott as a potential win - ProFootballTalk

NFL sees attempted offseason workout boycott as a potential win - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe NFL Players Association wants the rank and file to choose to not show up for offseason workouts. The NFL apparently wants to see them try.The league, we’re told, sees this as a potential win, a reminder that collective action for this specific unionized work force doesn’t work. The last time the NFLPA attempted to stand together against the league came in 1987, when the players went on strike, when the league hired replacements, when the regular players eventually began to cross the picket line, and when the work stoppage...

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Collinsville football coach under investigation after striking high school player

Collinsville football coach under investigation after striking high school player

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – A Collinsville High School football coach is under investigation after knocking one of his own players to the ground during a game Friday night.The team appeared to be moving on at practice Tuesday, getting ready for its upcoming game against Mascoutah after what witnesses described as a stunning incident during the last game at Waterloo.Video shows a coach knocking one of his own players to the ground after the player fumbled.You see the player headed to the sideline, dejected, after a Waterloo player recovered the fumble. A coach approaches and knocks him several feet...

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Washington signs Sammis Reyes - ProFootballTalk

Washington signs Sammis Reyes - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesWashington has added a tight end, announcing on Tuesday the signing of Sammis Reyes.Reyes is a former Division I basketball player at Tulane, and originally had dreams of playing in the NBA. But Reyes, who grew up in Chile, decided to make the switch to football and has been working out to try to make a team.At 25 years old, Reyes was one of 11 players training for a spot in the 2021 International Player Pathway Program — which gives players from countries around the world a chance to at least stick with a team’s practice squad for a...

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Sixers show no reverence for Nets ahead of big game: 'There's only one ball and you got to play defense'

Sixers show no reverence for Nets ahead of big game: 'There's only one ball and you got to play defense'

© 2021 WWB Holdings, LLC. All rights reservedWednesday evening, the Sixers play their final game of the season against the Brooklyn Nets in a game that could prove to be decisive in the end-of-year standings. Knotted up with a win for each team in the first two meetings of the season, Philadelphia can earn a critical tiebreaker with a win against their division opponent to close out the season series."I mean, if they keep the same team, definitely, but it's going to be hard to do that," Simmons said following Philly's win over Dallas. "No, we're going for the past champs, the Lakers, you...

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Lightning sign forward Cole Koepke to two-year contract

Lightning sign forward Cole Koepke to two-year contract

NewsTAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Cole Koepke to a two-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Koepke will join the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League for the remainder of the 2020-21 season on a professional tryout agreement.  Koepke, 6-foot-1, 196 pounds, played in 28 games for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs this season, recording 15 goals and 23 points with a plus-3 rating and three power-play goals. He led the Bulldogs for goals and shots on goal, while also ranking third for...

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Senators sign goaltender Mads Sogaard to three-year, entry-level contract

Senators sign goaltender Mads Sogaard to three-year, entry-level contract

NewsOTTAWA - The () have signed goaltender Mads Sogaard to a three-year, entry-level contract.Sogaard, 20, recently completed his first full professional season in Denmark's premier hockey league, Metal Ligaen, helping the Esbjerg Energy to within two victories of the league final. Over 16 regular-season contests, he earned a 10-5-1 record while posting team highs in save percentage (.922), which was also a league high, and in goals-against average (2.58). He also earned three wins over six post-season contests as Esbjerg advanced to the league semifinal."Mads' development continued to...

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Eight months pregnant taekwondo medalist Aminat Idrees surprised by attention

Eight months pregnant taekwondo medalist Aminat Idrees surprised by attention

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Aminat Idrees won gold, silver and bronze medals in taekwondo at the ongoing Nigerian National Sports Festival in the southern city of Benin, all while eight months pregnant, but says she has been surprised by the attention that has followed.Idrees, who was representing Lagos State at the festival -- Nigeria's "local Olympics" -- won gold in the pair poomsae, silver in the team poomsae, and bronze in the individual poomsae.Taekwondo poomsae is a non-contact event involving a series of synchronized demonstrated moves simulating attack and...

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Wickets could be called 'outs' in Hundred bid to attract wider audience | ESPN.com

Wickets could be called 'outs' in Hundred bid to attract wider audience | ESPN.com

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Wickets could be referred to as "outs" in the Hundred under proposed terms being discussed by the ECB to make cricket more accessible to the new audience the tournament is hoping to attract.The inaugural Hundred - postponed from last year - starts with a women's match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at the Kia Oval on July 21 with the corresponding men's fixture the following day at the same ground.The new competition introduces a number of playing innovations, not least the 100-ball innings, and organisers have said discussions over...

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The Records That May (Or May Not) Fall In A 17-Game NFL Season

The Records That May (Or May Not) Fall In A 17-Game NFL Season

The NFL’s long-awaited move to a means a lot of obvious changes: a , more exposure to injury risks and more games to sell TV ads against. It also means that sooner or later, single-season records set during the 16-game era .Eric Dickerson set the in 1984, just seven seasons into the 16-game era. If the league had gone to 17 games the following year, and everyone produced at the same per-game rate, Dickerson’s record would have been surpassed seven times by now.But it’s more than just records. NFL fans under 50 have spent their entire conscious lives following a league in which wins, losses...

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Historic and Hefty: The History of the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy

Historic and Hefty: The History of the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy

Regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s Super Bowl, some things are guaranteed—streamers flying, Gatorade tubs being triumphantly poured over coaches, and some (masked?) kisses of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Super Bowl victors have been celebrating this way since 1967, when the Green Bay Packers triumphed in Super Bowl I.As for the trophy itself, it is a longtime creation by New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. As the story goes, the trophy was on a cocktail napkin during a lunch between then NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle and Tiffany V.P. Oscar Reidner. The design, created for the first Super...

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Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players say they won't report to voluntary offseason workouts

Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players say they won't report to voluntary offseason workouts

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Players from the , and will not formally report to their respective team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, the teams said in statements released by the NFL Players Association on Tuesday.In their statement, the Broncos players in Denver and surrounding communities, as well as the lack of "adequate protocols in place." Sources told ESPN that the players voted to take this action and notified coach Vic Fangio earlier Tuesday morning that the vote had taken place.The Seahawks players in which they noted, "The...

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Kyle Pitts says "it's an honor" for Jerry Jones to be "infatuated" with him - ProFootballTalk

Kyle Pitts says "it's an honor" for Jerry Jones to be "infatuated" with him - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesESPN reporter Chris Mortensen is close with Jerry Jones, so Mortensen’s report that the Cowboys owner is “” with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is no doubt accurate. It doesn’t mean the Cowboys will draft Pitts.First, it remains unlikely Pitts falls to 10th overall, so the Cowboys would have to move up to draft Pitts. (Of course, the Cowboys never thought receiver would fall to them last year.)Second, Jones was infatuated with quarterback Johnny Manziel in 2014 but was talked into drafting offensive guard . Manziel played only 14 games in...

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Tyler Lockett: Seahawks must figure out how to adjust to defenses - ProFootballTalk

Tyler Lockett: Seahawks must figure out how to adjust to defenses - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Seahawks began last season 6-1 by averaging 34.3 points and 414.4 yards per game and letting Russ cook. But that plan went out the window when went on a with seven giveaways in back-to-back losses.In the final nine games, the Seahawks went 6-3 and averaged only 24.3 points and 334.6 yards per game. They then lost to the Rams in the wild-card round of the postseason, scoring 20 points and gaining 278 yards.Receiver  answered a question about the Seahawks’ understanding of what went wrong and how they might avoid a repeat performance...

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22 lawsuits against Deshaun Watson will be consolidated for pre-trial purposes

22 lawsuits against Deshaun Watson will be consolidated for pre-trial purposes

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson faces 22 civil lawsuits arising from allegations of misconduct during massage sessions. Via the Houston Chronicle, the 22 cases will be consolidated for pre-trial purposes.Judge Rabeea Sultan Collier will process the cases until the time comes for trial. At that point, the cases will be referred back to the judges to whom they were assigned when filed.Judge Collier will handle issues regarding pre-trial matters, such as disputes regarding the limits of permissible discovery and referrals of one or more of the cases to mediation or other alternate dispute...

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Michigan State basketball's Aaron Henry testing NBA draft process for second straight year

Michigan State basketball's Aaron Henry testing NBA draft process for second straight year

Detroit Free Press Aaron Henry will enter the NBA draft for the second straight spring. The Michigan State basketball junior announced Monday via social media he will again test the process of turning pro. This time, however, Henry said he plans to sign with an agent and likely forego his remaining eligibility at MSU. He declared for the 2020 draft last April but"Being a professional basketball player has been my dream since I was a kid...," Henry wrote on Instagram. "My time at Michigan State has prepared me for anything and I will always be a Spartan for Life."Henry spent the weekend...

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Charles Barkley says he turned down Monday Night Football - ProFootballTalk

Charles Barkley says he turned down Monday Night Football - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesHere’s something that sure to spice up a fairly slow Monday.Charles Barkley recently claimed he was offered Monday Night Football, and that he turned it down.The remark was made during an appearance on the first episode of , in which Hank Azaria inhabits the excellent Brockmire character for some sports talk. During a discussion with Barkley (use earbuds if at work; it gets a little salty) about Twitter trolls, Barkley .He doesn’t say when the offer was made, only that, “I like football, but I ain’t gonna be one of these jackasses get on...

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets shake things up and take Justin Fields over Zach Wilson, Steelers get first-round RB

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets shake things up and take Justin Fields over Zach Wilson, Steelers get first-round RB

site: media | arena: nfl | pageType: stories |section: | slug: 2021-nfl-mock-draft-jets-shake-things-up-and-take-justin-fields-over-zach-wilson-steelers-get-first-round-rb | sport: football | route: article_single_special |6-keys: media/spln/nfl/draft/free/storiesByUnlike last year, there are a lot of unknowns leading up to the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. While the Jaguars taking Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 pick is pretty much a given, each of the other 31 first-round picks could go a myriad of different directions. While that has decreased the odds of having a largely accurate...

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