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Report: CFB Oversight Committee to Recommend Six-Week Preseason

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With the NCAA’s ban of on-campus training activities due to be lifted on June 1, the college sports governing body appears to be inching closer to making preparations for the fall sports season. On Thursday, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported the NCAA’s football oversight committee is expected to recommend......
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How Many Rushing Yards Will Dalvin Cook Have in 2020?

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Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook became a star in fantasy football in 2019. The former Florida State standout put together his best season in the NFL, averaging over 20 PPR points per game in a run-heavy Vikings offense. Only Christian McCaffrey (29.3) and Michael Thomas (23.4) were more productive on......
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Gambling Today: Has Day Trading Temporarily Replaced Sports Betting?

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In a normal year, sports bettors would be firing away on regular season MLB games, as well as the NHL and NBA playoffs. Over the past several months of the COVID-19 shutdown, with no major U.S. sports to wager on, many professional and recreational gamblers have turned their attention (and......
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Austrian Leader LASK Deducted Points for Team Training Violations

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LINZ, Austria (AP) — Austrian league leader LASK Linz has been deducted six points for conducting team training sessions in violation of pandemic restrictions, a decision that could have a big impact on the title race. The points deduction means LASK slipped from first place to second, three points behind......
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How Many TDs Will Russell Wilson Throw in 2020?

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While the title of most outstanding NFL quarterback goes to either Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson, any conversation about the most valuable quarterback has to include Russell Wilson. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback has taken on a much more prominent role as the defensive unit has slowly deteriorated since the Super......
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Onside Kick Replacement Doomed By Lack of Creativity

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Only in the NFL could this congress of stuffed-shirt actuary wannabes throw together and implement something as abhorrent as reviewable pass interference and then table something as sensible as the fourth-and-15 onside kick proposal, which effectively died on the vine during Thursday’s league meetings according to our Albert Breer. For......
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What Is the Best Format for the NBA to Complete the Season?

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As the NBA season remains suspended due to the coronavirus, it appears Adam Silver and the league is nearing a decision to return and complete the season. In a report, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said the league has begun “exploratory conversations” with the Walt Disney Corporation about having games take......
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Report: USA Hockey President Jim Smith Under Investigation

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USA Hockey president Jim Smith is under investigation for his handling of allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse by a youth coach, according to The Athletic‘s Katie Strang.  Smith will be investigated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport regarding the abuse allegations. USA Hockey has also hired a separate investigator......
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Sports World Reacts to George Floyd’s Death

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What happened to George Floyd has reverberated throughout the country, impacting so many, including professional athletes.  Sometimes pro sports stars may seem larger than life, but their vulnerability was on display in the wake of Floyd’s tragic death, as they, like all of us, saw that horrifying video. I can’t......
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The Making of Nikola Jokić

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It was not Nikola Jokić’s most impressive play of the season, or even of the night. He held the ball on the right wing as the Nuggets got situated for a second-quarter possession against the Jazz. The game had the dawdling vibe of February basketball, and, scanning the floor, Jokić......
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Draft or Pass: So We Trust DeVante Parker Now?

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It’s never too early to start your fantasy football research, and we here at SI Fantasy want to provide you with the best information possible heading into your drafts. Our “Draft or Pass” video series takes a closer look at a fantasy player that will be debated often leading up......
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2020 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Team Outlook

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Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff After a slow start (0-7) in his rookie season as a head coach, Brian Flores saved his job by winning five of his final nine games. The Miami Dolphins started the year by being outscored 162 to 26 over the first four contests. Flores worked in......
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Gambling Today: Las Vegas Casinos Finally Have Reopening Date

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Many families and workers looking forward to Nevada Governor Steve Sioslak’s press conference Tuesday night were instead left with cancellations, delays and announcements of “technical difficulties.” The news conference was canceled after his spokeswoman said he visited a location where an employee ended up testing positive for COVID-19 late last......
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Sports Gambling 101: What Is Steam?

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Steam: How Is It Best Explained? Betting strategies are as varied as the daily sports options offered by top rated sportsbooks. Amongst them, betting on odds that are steaming is a strategy that recreational bettors can easily follow. To understand how the term originated, consider a kettle heating up on......
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USA’s McKennie Scores for Schalke in Loss to Dusseldorf

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With Schalke slumping in a big way since the restart of the Bundesliga–and even before–the club sorely needed a spark, and U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie delivered it. Only it didn’t last. The Texan’s diving header gave Schalke a 1-0 lead vs. relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 53rd......
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Jose Ramirez Will Be a Fantasy Draft Steal, Despite His Second-Round ADP

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The Cleveland Indians just missed out on a wild-card play-in game in 2019. To take the next step within the AL Central, they’ll have to gain ground on the defending division champs, the Minnesota Twins. That’s the only way they’ll have a clear shot at the postseason. One of their......
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Here’s Why You Should Fade Todd Gurley in Fantasy Football Drafts

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It doesn’t seem like long go when Todd Gurley was the first player drafted in fantasy football leagues. Gurley, who is just 25 years old, was released by the Rams in the offseason and picked up by the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons, who released veteran running back Devonta Freeman in......
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Tanahashi: Wrestling During Pandemic Would Be ‘Black Eye’

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SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every week and provides beneath-the-surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. Hiroshi Tanahashi: ‘To run events in the middle of a pandemic presents the wrong image of professional wrestling to society’ Hiroshi Tanahashi is one of the most decorated performers in all of......
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The NBA Cookbook: What Luka Doncic and Other Stars Are Cheffing Up At Home

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Nearly any time Hornets center Cody Zeller starts cooking a meal, he first calls his mother, Lorri, to ask for advice. On a late April afternoon, the 27-year-old Zeller has decided to make fettuccine alfredo. “How do you know when the pasta’s al dente?” he asks her over the phone.......
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Mailbag: QBs Who Could Jump Into the First Round

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Here’s what we got from you guys, and it was mostly football-related, for the last mailbag of May … Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports From Max (@max_schein): Other than (Justin) Fields, (Trevor) Lawrence and (Trey) Lance, what QBs are potential first-round guys in 2021? Here’s why this is a great question:......

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