Seattle superstars Sue Bird and Russell Wilson in conversation

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The goal: get two Seattle legends, Storm guard Sue Bird and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, in conversation without disruption. No publicists or producers pushing an agenda or script, just No. 10 and No. 3 chopping it up. Their floor to discuss the game, legacy and leadership during a health pandemic and amid social unrest. The…

Thursday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for

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Week 10 kicks off with a Thursday Night Football showdown between the Ravens and Dolphins. The Ravens are road favorites, laying 7.5 points at several Las Vegas sportsbooks, and the total opened as high as 48.0. This has the makings of another dominant Baltimore performance, and it’s why we’re going to break our DFS budget to…

Week 7 Love/Hate: Matthew Berry’s best advice on finding a

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It's Week 7 of the NFL season, and fantasy football managers are scrambling to fill holes created by more injuries and bye weeks. They're assessing whom they can count on and whom they should cast aside. Who are the RBs to trust in Baltimore? San Francisco? New England? Los Angeles (both teams)? Which QBs will…

I’ve had it with relievers

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Relief pitchers. Who needs them?Photo: Getty ImagesMaybe I’ve rebelled against getting older as long as I can, and I’m coming to accept the hair growing out of my ears combined with the opinions that something in a modern sport isn’t as good as I remember. It’s weird, because I don’t remember having any attachment to…

Rose Lavelle shows Man City what it’s missing with USWNT

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The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Canada 1-0 on Thursday in its SheBelieves Cup opener, barely pushing past an opponent up for the challenge of facing the world’s best side. Both countries squandered a host of chances before substitute Rose Lavelle found the winner in the 79th minute with a low finish after a scramble…

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Manning cuts up, Woodson emotional

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CANTON, Ohio -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2021, headlined by three players who were in their first year of eligibility, closed out the Hall's biggest enshrinement weekend Sunday night at Tom Benson Stadium.Seven members of the class took to the podium during the evening, including Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson and Charles…

Glanville: As a Black broadcaster, how would I respond to

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The news cycle has moved on, and the three teams advancing to the championship series and an impending Game 5 between the Dodgers and Giants should be the most important stories in Major League Baseball's postseason. But over the past several days, I have found myself balancing my passion and my profession, sorting out the…

Get the shot, start for the Vikings, it’s that simple

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Jake Browning: VaccinatedPhoto: APMaybe the fight to get more COVID-19 vaccine shots into arms needs to be more carrot and less stick. For instance, if you get fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, you could be the backup quarterback for the Vikings.Jake Browning was the only quarterback available for Minnesota’s practice on Saturday night, because…

Division favorites, win totals and the NFL’s best (and worst)

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The Kansas City Chiefs might have lost Super Bowl LV, but they are still the NFL team to beat this season, according to the new ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) projections for 2021.FPI, which launched Monday, is a forward-looking projection model that includes ratings and projections for every team, from projected win-loss records to percentages…

Fantasy football trades: Hunt, Evans, McLaurin among players to consider

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It's remarkable to think that we're nearly halfway through the fantasy football regular season, isn't it?That's how swiftly the season progresses, and while we're on the topic, there's no better time to remind you how critical it is to address improvements to your team before everyone is making a last-ditch push at the playoffs. That's…