Fantasy Football waiver wire targets for Week 7 of 2021 NFL season

Ravens rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman was injured in the preseason and only made his debut in Week 6, but prior to his injury he was being drafted in the ninth or 10th rounds of a lot of fantasy drafts. Bateman only had four catches for 29 yards, but it was against a tough Chargers secondary in a game the Ravens had a lead throughout with just 167 passing yards. What matters is that he tied Mark Andrews for the […]

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Stolen bases, baseball’s lost art, playing pivotal role in 2021 MLB postseason

The stolen base is playing a huge role this postseason, and I am here for it.  The 1980s were my formative baseball-watching years, a thrilling era with Rickey Henderson, Tim Raines, Vince Coleman and dozens of other speedsters swiping bases seemingly at will. For these sprinters in baseball uniforms, a walk or a single was essentially a double, and then another single was basically a guaranteed RBI.  From 1973 to 1993, the MLB stolen base leader had at least 70 […]

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Dave Roberts’ pitching decisions questioned again as Dodgers trail NLCS 2-0 to Atlanta

For the second time in three games, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is facing scrutiny over a pitching decision.  Game 5 of the NLDS and Game 1 of the NLCS were always going to be bullpen games for the Dodgers, and they worked with mixed results (a win Game 5, loss in Game 1). But Roberts was quickly faced with another one in Game 2 of the NLCS after starter Max Scherzer failed to even go five innings. And from there, Roberts again […]

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College football picks, predictions against the spread for every Week 8 Top 25 game

Week 8 of the college football season does not have a matchup between ranked teams. That does not mean there aren’t intriguing matchups. Four ranked teams are underdogs against unranked opponents, including No. 8 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Oregon. LSU, which agreed to part ways with Ed Orgeron at the end of the season, travels to No. 12 Ole Miss. No. 13 Notre Dame resumes its rivalry with USC, which fired coach Clay Helton after Week 2.  No. 1 […]

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Who are the top candidates to replace Ed Orgeron at LSU?

College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Less than two years after winning a national title with one of college football’s greatest teams, Ed Orgeron is out as LSU’s coach. A messy 2020 season and a poor start to 2021 sealed Orgeron’s fate. LSU’s non-competitive loss to Kentucky on Oct. 9 signaled that Orgeron’s time would soon be ending. Despite Saturday’s win over Florida, LSU decided to move on with Orgeron still set to coach out […]

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What channel is Bills vs. Titans on today? Schedule, time for Monday Night Football in Week 6

This season has perhaps not gone completely according to plan for the Titans, but they still find themselves atop their division heading into Week 6. The Titans were thrashed in the first week of the year by the Cardinals and remain the only win for a hapless Jets team, but that offense has still looked the part of a playoff contender. Entering the week, the Titans ranked sixth in the AFC in total yards and were third in the NFL […]

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Darrell Taylor injury update: Seahawks lineman carted off, taken to hospital

The Seahawks experienced a frightening injury to a key player Sunday night against the Steelers. Defensive end Darrell Taylor was immobilized and then carted off the field after being hurt on a tackle in the fourth quarter. The game was delayed as medical personnel stabilized his head and neck as he lay on the field. Players and coaches from both teams looked on with great concern. NBC’s Michele Tafoya, citing Seahawks public relations, later reported that Taylor was moving all […]

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No Kingsbury, no prob, as ‘seamless’ Cards go 6-0

Covered the Cardinals since 2012 Graduate of Indiana University Member of Pro Football Writers of America No head coach, no problem for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. With head coach Kliff Kingsbury back home in Arizona after a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, the Arizona Cardinals kept their offense on track in a dominating 37-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on the road at FirstEnergy Stadium to improve to 6-0 and continue to their reign as the NFL’s only undefeated […]

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QB Newton says he got vaccinated, wants to play

Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton said he has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and wants to keep playing football in a video published to his YouTube channel on Sunday. Newton, 32, was released by the New England Patriots shortly before the season. He had missed three practices because of what the Patriots called a COVID-19 protocol “misunderstanding,” although coach Bill Belichick said Newton’s vaccination status didn’t factor into the decision to release the quarterback. “Hell yeah I still want to play football,” […]

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Ravens make young season's loudest statement in 34-6 throttling of Chargers

BALTIMORE — The season seemed to be over before it could really begin in Baltimore, when a devastating series of injuries eliminated stars, decimated the backfield and cast the Ravens off the NFL radar by the end of the preseason. A series of nail-biters — a miraculous field goal to beat the lowly Lions, a frantic comeback to beat the Colts in overtime — did little to wipe away the feeling that, for all of Lamar Jackson’s dazzling play and […]

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