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College football's 20 most underrated defenses
Does the "defense wins championships" adage still ring true in college football? In the era of no-huddle spread offenses and total plays from scrimmage growing of greater importance, there's still room for solid play on the other side of the ball according to 247Sports national analyst Bud Elliott, who dove into the advanced analytics this summer to determine which teams performed better than the numbers suggested last fall.
New 247Sports Crystal Ball pick for Kansas
I put in a Tuesday afternoon prediction with a confidence score of 8 for the Jayhawks to land the 6-foot-4, 185-pound signal caller. Kansas is the first school to offer Myers, who reported his offer June 15 from the Jayhawks. There's a good chance Myers jumps on the early offer.
KU Athletics: No positive tests in latest round of COVID testing
According to the release, 136 student-athletes at the University of Kansas were tested for the novel coronavirus on Saturday "as part of the ongoing maintenance procedures implemented by Kansas Team Health." All 136 student-athlete tests, the release noted, came back negative.
247Sports' Top 50 players in college football
With the 2020 college football campaign coming up fast, 247Sports is continuing its ultimate college football preview with a list of the best players in the country — the players we believe will define the 2020 season. Before we get started, here’s a quick overview of how 247Sports slotted these players:
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Sources: Seahawks to wait on signing Jamal Adams to extension
The Seahawks plan to wait until next year, the sources said, as opposed to making a massive financial commitment amid the current uncertainty about how much the NFL's salary cap will drop in upcoming seasons because of revenue shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles becomes WNBA's all-time leading rebounder
Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles became the WNBA's all-time leading rebounder Tuesday night, as the Lynx fell 90-66 to the Seattle Storm in Bradenton, Florida.
LeBron James, 'in the uncertainty of what 2020 has brought,' won't power down social media during NBA's restart
"It's definitely going to have a different mindset, different feel to it," James said on a video conference call when asked about his approach to the Lakers' upcoming challenge. "I won't be turning my phone off during this run. I can't afford to. I have to continue to check in with my family every single day."
Rockets guard Eric Gordon could be out up to two weeks with ankle injury, sources say
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is feared to be lost for one to two weeks because of a left ankle injury suffered in a scrimmage Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Sources - Pelicans, Jazz discussing plan to kneel around Black Lives Matter sign during anthem
The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz are discussing a plan to surround the Black Lives Matter signage on the Wide World of Sports arena court and kneel together during the playing of the national anthem on Thursday, league sources told ESPN.
Seth Rogen says he was fed ‘huge amount of lies’ about Israel | The Independent
He continued: “As a Jewish person I was fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my entire life. They never tell you that – oh by the way, there were people there. They make it seem like it was just like sitting there, like the f***ing door’s open!... They forget to include the fact to every young Jewish person.”
Coronavirus stimulus: Voters support enhanced unemployment, CNBC/Change poll finds
As Congress debates how to shape the next phase of coronavirus relief, most voters in six swing states want lawmakers to continue the aid that buoyed Americans through the early stages of the economic crisis, according to a new CNBC/Change Research poll.
Customers Who Refused Masks Assault Trader Joe’s Workers, Send One to the Hospital
One of the customers ripped a mask off the face of the employee who’d asked them to wear masks, pummeled an employee over the head with a wooden paddle, and pulled the hair of a third worker, according to the police spokesperson. The employee who was pummeled with the wooden paddle (used by Trader Joe's cashiers to signal that they're ready to checkout a new customer) started bleeding from the head and had to go to the hospital, according to an employee who witnessed the incident. Trader Joe's has still not publicly acknowledged the incident and did not respond to a request for comment.
Watermelon Burgers must be seen (and tasted) to be believed
Before we begin, I know some antsy readers out there simply can’t wait to lecture me about how watermelons should never be grilled and called burgers. That’s myopic nonsense based on macho barbecue logic. Grilling watermelon is awesome, and I truly feel for the people who are too hung up on keeping each food in its lane to try something new