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Manchester City Is Already Evolving Around Erling Haaland

Fans of Premier League teams not named Manchester City had all of one semi-competitive game’s worth of hope. The hope was that Erling Haaland, the incomprehensible physical specimen brought into this world to score goals, would not fit within Manchester City’s domineering style of soccer. That hope was fueled by Haaland looking a bit lost …

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Oklahoma Sooners assistant coach Cale Gundy resigns after reading aloud ‘shameful and hurtful’ word

Last week, Gundy said one of his players was “distracted” during the film session, so the coach picked up the player’s iPad and read aloud what he saw on the tablet. According to Gundy, what he saw on the screen had nothing to do with football. He did not disclose what the word was. “One …

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PGA Tour responds to LIV’s antitrust suit, looks to block players from playoffs

Eleven players on the breakaway LIV Golf tour have filed an antitrust suit against the PGA Tour. Three of them — Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones — have an immediate challenge: whether they will be permitted to play in the first round of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin Thursday in …

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PGA Tour files motion against lawsuit aiming to allow LIV golfers into 2022 FedEx Cup Playoffs

The first PGA Tour postseason event ostensibly starts on Thursday in Memphis, Tennessee, but the FedEx Cup Playoffs will actually begin on Tuesday in a California courtroom when a judge temporarily rules in the ongoing battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Ahead of the proceedings, the PGA Tour filed the following motion in …

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Twins-Blue Jays play at the plate. What’s the rule that caused all the controversy?

The overturned call that gave Toronto the winning run in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the Twins stemmed from a 2014 rule change actually designed to protect catchers in collisions at home plate. However, in providing protection for catchers, the rule also includes a list of things that they can and can’t do. Whether Twins catcher …

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MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers make it clear they’re the best team in baseball; Mets rise to No. 2

Last week here at The Official Power Rankings, we discussed some possible “upstart” teams that could make a run and win the World Series. It’s always a possibility, especially given the added teams to the postseason and the number of layers in the playoffs before even getting to the Fall Classic.  Of course, there’s also …

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Aaron Judge chasing home run history: Yankees star on pace to break Roger Maris’ record; will he get there?

Back in spring training New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge rejected a very reasonable seven-year contract extension worth $213.5 million. It was a bold decision, no doubt about it, and Judge has responded this season by doing what seemed impossible: he’s made himself more money. Some players would crack under that pressure. Judge hasn’t. He’s …

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