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Weston McKennie is back on USMNT roster for October World

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In the three weeks since midfielder Weston McKennie was sent back to his team in Italy for violating U.S. Soccer policy during World Cup qualifying, his status with the men’s national team has been discussed in the media as though shrouded in mystery. And this was not about what he’d done to earn a suspension.…

Tannenbaum’s Week 4 QB rankings: Herbert’s big rise, Jones’ promising

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We are through four weeks of the 2021 season, and many quarterbacks continued their early-season elite play in Week 4. Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes had big days, and Justin Herbert put together a statement performance.On a weekly basis throughout the season, I will rate my current confidence in each quarterback's play. Who is unstoppable…

Why are fans OK with this?

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Looks like Carlos Correa (l.) and Kyle Seager are moving on from the Astros and Mariners, respectively.Illustration: Getty/APMLB would like us to think that there was a poignant moment in the A’s-Astros game, and to a lesser extent the Mariners one. It’s when Carlos Correa and Kyle Seager were pulled from the game mid-inning to…

Ukranian hockey player suspended three games for racist gesture aimed

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A Ukrainian Hockey League player is facing additional consequences after making a racist gesture toward a Black American opponent during a league game Sunday. Andrei Deniskin of HC Kremenchuk was ejected after taunting Jalen Smereck of HC Donbass Donetsk by mimicking peeling a banana and eating it.  On Wednesday, the Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine announced they…

Every NFL team’s record against the spread and more

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The year of the 'dog? There is still plenty of season left, but each of the first three weeks of the 2021 season has seen the underdogs cover more often than the favorites. After an even mark through two weeks, unders cashed in a big way last week, and it's a trend worth monitoring as…

Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: A new No

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Sep 21, 2021NFL NationESPN It's still early, so the 2021 NFL Power Rankings contain a bit of volatility. But ranking teams isn't the only volatile early-season NFL exercise; categorizing the fantasy value of players is difficult right now too. But being the positive people we are, we decided to take a sunny side up approach…

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…

TNT’s hiring of Paul Bissonnette for its NHL coverage proves

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By hiring Paul Bissonnette, the NHL and TNT are signing up for the further BarfStoolification of sports.Image: Getty ImagesThe NHL returns to training camps in a couple weeks, with the season just about a month away. The league wants to make a big deal of its new TV contracts, putting a new shine and look…

NFL free agency 2021: Ranking the top 50 free agents,

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Who are the top unrestricted players in NFL free agency? 2021 brings another strong veteran open market across positions. There are several splashy targets at wide receiver and plenty of depth for defense, especially at edge rusher and safety. Quarterbacks have one big headliner for now and not much else.  For teams looking to spend…