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Russel Westbrook Records Second 20-20-20 Triple Double

Last night Russel Westbrook recorded the NBA’s second eve

 

r 20-20-20 Triple Double. The only other player to do this was Wilt Chamberlain in 1968. Russel Westbrook has been on fire since the All-Star break. Paul George has stepped out of the spotlight and Westbrook stepped in. He is almost averaging a Triple Double for his third season straight.

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Opening Day

The start of the 2019 Reds season mark’s many notable events. The first being that this year is the 150th season for the Reds, and for major league baseball, dating back to 1869. To commemorate a century in a half of Reds and major league baseball history in just about six months won’t be easy. Owner Bob Castellini has planned many things but the most notable will be the 15 retro uniforms the team will don throughout the season. From the Red Stockings days, to the Redlegs era and all the way up to present day uniforms the Reds will certainly be the best dressed team this year. Continue reading Opening Day

Odell Beckham Jr. Headed to Cleveland

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman took the podium on Feb. 27 addressing the rumors swirling around their star wide receiver. The Giants signed Odell to a five year, $90 million extension in August 2018. “We didn’t sign Odell to trade him,” Gettleman said. On March 12, only 13 days later, the New York Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns for first and third round picks and safety Jabrill Peppers.

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AAF Week 4 Recap

The past week in the AAF was a very exciting one with lots of close games and upsets. As usual, there were two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday. The first game on Saturday was between the Birmingham Iron and the San Antonio Commanders. In a shocking turn of events, the Iron suffered their first loss to the Commanders. The Commanders overwhelmed the Iron with their amazing defense holding the team to no touchdowns until the final two minutes of the game. This defeat is monumental bringing the Iron to a 3-1 record and ruining their perfect season so far.

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Antonio Brown Traded to the Raiders

In making this trade, the Steelers are passing up the opportunity to keep one of the five best wideouts in football on their roster. They cleared up $22.2 million of cap space for the opportunity to eat $21.1 million in dead money on their 2019 cap letting Antonio Brown play for someone else. Organizations only eat that sort of dead money when they have a player commit some serious off-field indiscretion or if they’re rebuilding and dumping underwater contracts from the previous regime.

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US Soccer Women’s National Team

The US Women’s Soccer team sues US Soccer for gender discrimination on National Women’s Day.  The lawsuit comes just 3 months before the FIFA World Cup in France where the team will be defending their title.

The 28 members of the world champion women’s team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit after a long ongoing fight with the countries soccer federation. The team has said the discrimination involves unequal pay and working conditions. The team stated that there has been years of “institutionalized gender discrimination”.

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Top tight ends at the NFL combine

The 2019 National Football League combine started on Tuesday, February 26th and ended on Monday,

March 4th. All of the college prospects that attended were evaluated and were able to perform in

Indianapolis to the best of their ability to have NFL teams scout them. Some prospects had standout

performances from each skill position that have people talking about them. From the tight ends position

T.J. Hockenson from Iowa, Noah Fant from Iowa and Irv smith Jr. from Alabama. These three prospects

all had good performances for the tight ends at the combine.

    T.J. Hockenson ran a 4.7 second 40 yard dash and had a 37.5 inch vertical jump with a 10 feet,

3 inches in the broad jump. He was also able to get 17 repetitions on  a 225 pound bench press. T.J.

Hockenson is 6-5, 250 pounds and is considered to be a “preeminent blocker amongst the tight ends

in the draft”. Also with his ability to run routes and catch it has made many teams like him at the

combine this past week. People are saying he will be a top draft pick and will become a starter his

rookie season in the NFL.

    Another Iowa tight end Noah Fant balled out during his NFL combine day as well. Noah Fant ran the

fastest 40 yard dash time out of the tight ends with a blazing 4.50 seconds. He blew away all the events

he did at making the best times and jumps for the tight ends. His ability to catch and run routes is also

a big impact on his game and will be having teams want him, he is predicted to be the first tight end take

in the draft and is also said to be a started his rookie season just like his teammate T.J. Hockenson.

Noah Fant was ranked the number one tight end.

Irv Smith Jr. was ranked third best at his position at the 2019 NFL combine. He tied for the third fastest

40 yard dash time for the tight ends at 4.63 seconds. He has a nice size at 6-2, 242 pounds and he got

19 repetitions of 225 pounds on bench. During the drills he showed he is a good route runner and can

catch really good. Scouters are saying he did what was expected from him during the combine and will

be a first round draft pick.