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September 21st, 2020

Another busy sports week.

Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open, his first golf major.

The NFL had some great games. The Chiefs rallied to beat the Chargers in OT. The Cowboys came from way back to stun the Falcons. Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette led the Bucs to the winner’s circle.

College football saw Central Florida win impressively at Georgia Tech. Notre Dame won by 52 over South Florida.

The Lakers took a 2-0 series lead over the Nuggets.

Tennis saw a shock when Rafael Nadal lost at Italy.

The Padres earned their first playoff berth in 14 years.

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September 14th, 2020

The NFL season started with Patrick Mahomes leading Kansas City past Houston. Then the Tom Brady-Drew Brees matchup was the headline on Sunday, with the Saints getting the win. DeAndre Hopkins had 14 caches for 151 yards in Arizona’s upset of San Francisco.

Miami dominated top-seeded Milwaukee in its Eastern Conference series.

Naomi Osaka impressed on and off the court in winning the US Open. Domenic Thiem won the men’s singles in a five-set final.

College football had a few surprises. Louisiana won at Iowa State. Kansas State lost to Arkansas State. Coastal Carolina won at Kansas.

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September 7th, 2020

A busy sports week with NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL news, US Open tennis and PGA.

The Bucks stayed alive with a win over the Heat Sunday. Boston won two of three from Toronto. The West is tight early. The NY Islanders, Tampa Bay, Dallas and Las Vegas made the NHL’s final four.

The Yankees have really struggled lately, losing again Sunday vs. Baltimore. The AL Central remains an incredible race.

Novak Djokovic was disqualified in a stunning turn at the US Open. American women have been a pleasant surprise as Jen Brady and Shelby Rogers have moved on. 

Mike Trout hit his 300th HR. The Rays moved further ahead in the Al East. 

Adrian Peterson landed in Detroit. Leonard Fournette became a Buc.

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August 31st, 2020

Protests for social justice dominated sports during the week. Games were postponed/cancelled in the NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, MLS, ATP and WTA.

When play resumed, the Lakers and Bucks moved onto the next round of the playoffs. King James and Anthony Davis combined for 79 points as the Lakers dispatched Portland (minus Damian Lillard) in five games. The Clippers also eliminated the Mavericks and Luka Doncic.

Tough week for NBA coaches. The Sixers fired Brett Brown while the Pacers fired coach Nate McMillan.

I’m sorry to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Lute Olson, an icon at Iowa and Arizona.I loved doing his games at ESPN through the years. I called Lute the Frank Lloyd Wright of coaching for building a first class program .Please God May Lute RIP. 

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August 24th, 2020

Luka Doncic had a special game, 43-17-13 and the winning shot against the Clippers.

The San Diego Padres extended their win streak to seven games.

Dustin Johnson was so impressive at the Northern Trust event.

The Celtics swept the Sixers.

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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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July 13th, 2020

Big news out of college football as the Big Ten and Pac-12 cancelled all non-conference games. Matchups like Michigan-Washington, Ohio State-Oregon and Notre Dame-Wisconsin, Notre Dame-USC and Alabama-USC disappeared. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that each of its fall Olympic Sports will delay the start of competition until at least September 1.

The Ryder Cup for 2020 was also postponed until 2021.

It was certainly a good week for Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. He received a lucrative, 10-year contract extension.

Collin Morikawa rallied from three shots back with three holes to play, beating Justin Thomas in a playoff to win the PGA event.

Sideline Cancer and Golden Eagles made the final of TBT.

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July 7th, 2020

Bryson DeChambeau is making a name for himself. He has been so impressive on the PGA Tour, winning over the weekend at the Rocket Mortgage event.

It was nice to see the TBT (The Basketball Tournament) was back in action. Great to see a number of former college hoop stars in action.

The MLB All-Star game was the latest sporting event to be cancelled.

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June 28th, 2020

The Patriots went out and signed Cam Newton. He will battle another Auburn QB, Jared Stidham.

Dustin Jonson earned his 21st career PGA title by winning The Travelers by one shot.

More bad news in terms of cancellations. The Pro Football Hall of Fame game between the Steelers and Cowboys was cancelled, as was the NYC Marathon.

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June 22nd, 2020

There was a lot of news from the world of sports this week.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the group going into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Bob Stoops, Gary Pinkel, Champ Bailey and Carson Palmer led a list of candidates for the College Football Hall of Fame.

The first Triple Crown horse race took place. Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes.

The US Open tennis tournament will be played and Serena Williams announced plans to compete.

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June 15th, 2020

I hope that MLB and the MLBPA can get things together and bring baseball back. It is not looking great right now.

We did have some live sports. UFC, Boxing, PGA, NASCAR. I hope we return to more normalcy soon.

Denny Hamlin was impressive in winning the race in Homestead, Florida. Daniel Berger won a playoff to win the PGA event in Fort Worth.

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June 8th, 2020

The big news this week is the return of the NBA. 

The NBA board of governors voted to approve a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season July 31 in Orlando, Florida.

It will be interesting to see the eight games before the playoffs. Will guys be in shape? How long will it take others to be in game shape?

Fans will be excited as we will crown a champion.

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June 1st, 2020

More cancellations in sports.

The Boston Marathon will not be run this year.

The Basketball Hall of Fame inductions, with Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and the late Eddie Sutton among others, will be held in 2021.

Not much in the sports world. UFC saw Gilbert Burns look impressive against former champ Tyron Woodley.

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May 26th 2020

There were sports over the Memorial Day weekend.

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning edged Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a charity golf event in Florida. Over five million people watched it on TV and the contest raised millions for charity.

Brad Keselowski on the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race.

Memorial Day I hope people took a moment to pray for all those that have lost their lives in representing the RED  WHITE & BLUE. 

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May 18th, 2020

I miss my sports! At least we had a little on Sunday.

Kevin Harvick won at Darlington. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson won the charity skins event.

More cancellations. The 2020 Hall of Fame Open and the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Induction Ceremony will not take place this July as a result of COVID-19.

We did get NASCAR back, golf and more UFC. Hopefully more will return soon.

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May 11th, 2020

It was another slow sports week. Fortunately the NFL and UFC kept fans busy.

Justin Gaethje beat Tony Ferguson and Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Jacksonville. It was nice to have a live sporting event.

The NFL schedule was released. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs open the season against the Houston Texans in a playoff rematch.

I’m excited as Tom Brady and Drew Brees are scheduled to meet in week one. The Bucs and the Saints should we awesome baby!

Let’s hope we can start the season on time!

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Quote of the Week

“We need to take this Coronavirus seriously. Listen to the experts."

-Dick Vitale