The NFL (sort of) is back tonight! In addition, Paige Bueckers’ injury hurts all girls’ college basketball

Happy Thursday everyone. I hope you are fine.

Let’s get it right.

Good morning everyone but especially…

NFL fans

The NFL is back! Kind of (kind enough for me!) Jaguar And the Raiders A Hall of Fame showdown tonightMarking the start of the preparatory season. Both teams look very different than they did at the end of last year.

  • rented a jaguar Doug Pederson As their head coach after Urban Meyer It was a disaster last season. While last year’s #1 year pick, QB Trevor LawrenceWe won’t play tonight, we may see the first pick of the year, OLB Travon Walker.
  • Meanwhile, the raiders were hired Josh McDaniels And bring in many veterans, including Davant Adams And the Chandler Jones. They are looking to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 2000-02.
  • These teams were selected to play in the Hall of Fame due to the Jaguars’ previous interference Tony Boselli And the vast future of the former invaders Cliff Branch They are inducted into the Hall of Fame over the weekend. You can see the whole chapter over here.

Listen, this isn’t going to be the highest quality soccer ball you’ll ever see. The teams were only at bootcamp for two weeks, and most (in fact, they’d probably all be novices) and even some static backups wouldn’t play. But, hey, NFL football is being shown on TV for the first time since February. I’ll take it.

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This is not a good morning for…

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The Big Boys, Ocon Huskies and college basketball as a whole

UConn women’s basketball would be without her superstar, and girls’ college basketball would be worse off because of her. Big Bakers She tore her ACL in a small game on Monday He will miss the entire 2022-23 season.

  • Rookie Rookie Missed a large part of last season After sustaining a tibial plateau fracture in December.
  • She returned late in the year and helped lead UConn to the national title game, where the Husky lost South Carolina.
  • Back in 2020-21 as a freshman, the Bakers averaged 20.0 points, 5.7 assists, and 4.9 rebounds and became the first freshman to win this year’s AP Women’s Award. It also won the Naismith Prize.

Bueckers are an absolute joy to watch, and when they roll offensively it’s almost impossible to stop thanks to their smooth mid-range shot, great grip and passing ability and the ability to drop the pointer 3. In Elite 8 – one of the best games of the year – Bueckers scored 27 points in 15 Just a shot where UConn beat NC State in double overtime.

This is without a doubt a huge loss for UConn and women’s basketball as a whole. Bueckers is truly irreplaceable in every sense of the word.

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NFL appeals Deshaun Watson’s suspension. what happened after that? 🏈

The NFL has File an appeal about Deshaun WatsonThe suspension of six matches was that Released on Monday By discipline officer Sue L. Robinson.

  • The ability to appeal is guaranteed in the association’s collective bargaining agreement; Watson and the NFLPA said before the decision that they would not appeal and urged the NFL to do the same.
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell It will determine who will hear the appeal. Goodell can choose himself.
  • NFL will seek Unlimited suspension for at least one yearaccording to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones.
  • According to reports, the NFLPA is preparing to sue the NFL in federal court after the league’s decision to appeal. The NFLPA has two business days to file a response to the appeal.

Here is a key excerpt from the NFL statement:

  • “Under the 2020 NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (‘CBA’), the Disciplinary Officer’s factual findings are binding and may not be appealed. Judge Robinson found that Mr. Watson Violated the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy on multiple occasions He was suspended for six matches.

Robinson found that Watson was involved “Sexual assault; behavior that poses a real risk to the safety and well-being of another person; and behavior that undermines or endangers the integrity of the NFL.” While the NFL has been consistent in seeking unspecified suspension for at least a year, Robinson writes that it has been “Bound” by standards of fairness and consistency of treatment between players in the same situation. “

There is no set timetable for a decision from Goodell or himself.

LIV golfers sue the PGA Tour ⛳

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Do you think the LIV vs. PGA drama is over? Think again. Phil Mickelson He is among a group of 11 players from the LIV Golf League File a monopoly lawsuit against the PGA Tour With a potential goal of getting him back through the PGA Tour. Here are the basic details:

  • PGA Tour Suspended players who left to LIV Golf Back in June. It was the PGA Tour Mickelson hung back in March Following his statements regarding Saudi Arabia and LIV Golf.
  • The PGA Tour typically allows up to three exemptions per season to allow members to play in other rounds; This was not the case for the LIV events.
  • LIV has been preparing for this lawsuit for a while, per reports, Saying that the PGA Tour has a monopoly in the golf market It uses this power to prevent a consortium of startups from joining the market.
  • players like Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka And the Dustin Johnson – Who quit the PGA Tour – It is not part of this lawsuit.

There is a possible solution — at least in the short term — for all this, our golf expert Kyle Porter wrote.

  • porter: “It remains to be seen if players are allowed to play both rounds, but we should get a quick answer on whether players are allowed to play in next week’s FedEx Cup playoffs. There is recent precedent here as well. Ian Poulter And two other golfers He is allowed to play in the Scottish Open despite being banned by the DP World Tour. Residence was granted before that tournament began. Perhaps the same would apply in this case.”

Will Juan Soto be the first man to make $500 million in MLB? ⚾

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Now that the dust has settled Juan Soto Join Padres – He debuted with his squad last night – we turn our attention to the bigger question in the long run: What type of contract will he get?

Remember, Soto Rejected 15-year, $440 million extension from Nationals earlier in the season, which prompted Washington to listen to trade shows in the first place. That $440 million would have made Soto the highest-paid player in MLB history by total money. Does that mean he’s heading towards the previously unimaginable $500 million mark?

Our MLB expert Dane Berry has Four reasons why it could beIncluding…

  • Berry:Soto’s career OPS+160 is the fourth highest ever for a player aged 23 or younger and has played at least 500 matches. …when a player combines excellence and youth – especially with a free agency approaching – he will earn a great deal of money. This is because it already promises a consistent level of high performance, and he believes it will maintain that level or thereabouts for many years to come. When you’re as young as Soto, there’s also the tantalizing possibility that he’s still ahead of the climax. You will pay the difference for it. “

What are we watching Thursday?

🏀 Mercury in the sun7 p.m. on ESPN 2
Rays in tigers7:10 PM at FS1
🏈 Hall of Fame: Jaguars vs Raiders8 p.m. on NBC

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