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August 17, 2020

It was great sports week.

The Portland Trail Blazers earned the last playoff spot, beating Memphis in a play-in. Next up, the Lakers and it will not be easy for LeBron and company. Damian Lillard scored 61 vs. Dallas,

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets took a NHL playoff game into the fifth overtime. 

It was also a tough sports week. The Big Ten and Pac-12 cancelled football for the 2020 season. The Pac-12 also cut the first two months of college basketball.

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August 10th, 2020

It was great seeing the NBA, MLB and NHL taking over most of the sports headlines. 

Luka Doncic put on a special performance vs. the Bucks. He went for 36 points, 19 assists and 14 rebounds in an OT win over Milwaukee. Mark Cuban had to be thrilled with that effort!

TJ Warren keeps on putting up special numbers. He keyed a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Las Vegas Golden Knights secured the top seeds in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blackhawks, Coyotes and Canadiens scored early series upsets.

The Florida Marlins have been a big early surprise in baseball.

College football saw the MAC cancel its season.

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August 3rd, 2020

It was a busy week for sports. The NBA came back and there were several great games. TJ Warren of the Pacers had 53 points in a win over the Sixers. The Rockets beat the Mavericks in a wild game. The Celtic edged the Blazers. The Raptors beat the Lakers.

The NHL postseason started and there were early upsets. The Blackhawks beat the Oilers. The Coyotes turned the Predators.

Justin Thomas won the Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational. 

Oklahoma gave Lincoln Riley a six-year contract extension. The Chargers gave Joey Bosa a five-year contract extension.

The Pac-10 went to a conference-only football schedule for this season.

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July 27th, 2020

Baseball is back. NBA preseason also returned. The WNBA season began at IMG Academy. NHL is coming soon. We have boxing, golf, UFC, some tennis.

Will NFL and college football happen in September?

The highlight was Gerrit Cole vs. Max Scherzer. The Yankees pitcher was outstanding in his first start with the Bronx Bombers. Then there was Nelson Cruz of the Twins with 10 RBI in the last two games. 

Michael Thompson won the PGA’s 3M Classic.

Sports is coming back.

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July 20th 2020

It was great to see baseball back on the field even if it was preseason. No fans, social distancing, masks. 

Clint Frazier and Didi Gregorius homered wearing masks!

We also enjoyed The Memorial golf tournament. Several big names missed the cut, including Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. It was nice to see Tiger Woods made the cut. In the end, the winner was Jon Rahm, who moved to #1 in the world rankings.

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