Texans-Chiefs about much more than just football

This is about the team that blew a 24-0 lead in a playoff game returning to the football home of Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the reigning Super Bowl champions.

a person standing on a baseball field: Bill O’Brien, wearing a mask during a recent scrimmage, and the Texans kick off a unique season on Thursday in Kansas City that will be about more than football.

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Bill O’Brien, wearing a mask during a recent scrimmage, and the Texans kick off a unique season on Thursday in Kansas City that will be about more than football.

This is round three between Deshaun Watson, the Texans’ 24-year-old franchise quarterback, and Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ 24-year-old franchise QB, during the same year they received life-changing contract extensions totaling an absurd $659 million.

And this is the all-powerful, all-consuming NFL back on your TV screen during a season when seventh-year head coach Bill O’Brien will officially double as the Texans’ general manager, Tom Brady is a proud member of the remade (again) Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bill Belichick enters Week 1

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Marshawn Lynch Makes His Move Into The World Of Sports Betting

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The man who made Beast Quake and the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” part of the sports lexicon is bringing the power of BeastModeⓇ to SportsBettingDime.com.  The free sports betting news and information hub today announced a content partnership with Marshawn Lynch – the former All-Pro running back who is known for his outsized personality off the field nearly as much as his 10,413 rushing yards and 85 career touchdowns.

The content partnership marks the first in the rapidly growing sports betting landscape for Lynch’s video production company, Beastmode Productions, LLC.  It will highlight SportsBettingDime’s betting tools, analysis, and advice with BeastMode’s signature spin as the site’s oddsmakers and betting experts set the lines for Lynch to take on some unorthodox challenges in a variety of different sports.

The first video in the series is available at Twitter.com/SBD

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Drexel Hires Nathan Lavery as Head Coach of Swimming & Diving Teams

Drexel Thursday announced the hiring of Nathan Lavery as head coach of the team’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

Lavery, a native of South Africa, spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at TCU. He led the Horned Frogs’ sprint and stroke contingents, helping TCU’s men’s and women’s team each finish third at the Big 12 championships last year.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead Drexel University Swimming and Diving,” Lavery said in a university statement. “My wife Amy and I are thrilled to be a part of this great institution and what it stands for. We have great appreciation for Dr. Eric Zillmer’s vision for Drexel University’s place in the ever-changing landscape of college athletics. This is a university that already provides a life-changing student-athlete experience, and our team will strive to continue that excellence both in and out

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Three epic Dwight Anderson moments that left a lasting imprint on UK basketball

In a star-crossed Kentucky Wildcats basketball career, Dwight Anderson was little more than a one-and-done player for Joe B. Hall in the late 1970s.

Nevertheless, the electrifying 6-foot-3 guard left a lasting imprint on UK’s regal men’s basketball history that has endured for four decades.

The Dayton, Ohio, product was found dead Saturday in his bedroom in his hometown. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Anderson was 59.

When Hall and his ace recruiter Leonard Hamilton won a fierce recruiting battle with Michigan to bring Anderson to Lexington, they had gained for Kentucky a player unlike any it had ever had before.

At the time, it seemed UK had landed its own version of Darrell Griffith, the former Male High School star guard who would go on to lead Louisville to the 1980 NCAA title.

To put Anderson’s ability in a modern context, he was something of a

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Football provides ‘normalcy’ and an escape

College Football season is upon us after all sorts of turbulence in the month of August. Two of the three Power Five conferences that’ll be playing football this fall, the ACC and Big12, are set to get things rolling this weekend and the SEC will start up on September 26 with its conference only schedule.

Since the 2020 National Championship game, the world has dealt with a pandemic and the United States has experienced all sorts of unrest over issues surrounding social justice and racial equality. Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee, an African-American man, has stood by his players as they’ve expressed their discontent racial inequality while also making his thoughts known in his own way.

He has joined them in their quest to make a difference in the local community with the “Dawgs for Pups” initiative and when he held his first ever meeting with

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Sue Barker to leave BBC quiz show A Question of Sport after 23 years

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Sue Barker is leaving A Question Of Sport after 23 years as part of a major shake-up of the programme.

Team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will also depart the long-running BBC sports quiz show and follows Sky Sports’ decision to enact a major albeit controversial revamp of Soccer Saturday.

Former tennis star Barker, 64, took over as presenter of the show from commentator David Coleman in 1997.

Former England rugby union scrum-half Dawson, 47, and former England spin bowler Tufnell, 54, have led their teams on the show for 16 and 12 years respectively, with the trio’s final series together set to be

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India Open and Syed Modi International tournament canceled due to Corona

The India Open and Syed Modi International tournament has been canceled due to Corona infection epidemic Both these tournaments have been canceled in the revised calendar of the Badminton World Federation.

Let us tell you that the Indian Open Badminton tournament was scheduled to be held from December 8 to 13, while the Syed Modi International tournament was to be held in Lucknow from seventeen to 22 November. However, earlier the India Open tournament was scheduled to be held from March 24 to 29 in India’s capital Delhi, which was postponed due to corona infection epidemic.

Thomas and Uber Cup finals will be part of the calendar

Let us tell you that due to corona infection this year, no tournament of badminton tournament could be played. The Badminton World Federation has said in a statement that the BWF HSBC BWF World Tour is going to implement the revised … Read More

Carmel swimming still in search of first Olympian



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Carmel had the high school boys and girls swimming teams of the decade. Next goal: Putting the first Carmel swimmer on a U.S. Olympic team.

“There’s plenty of opportunity there,” coach Chris Plumb said. “We probably have more top-eight and top-16 seeds than we’ve ever had before. And that’s all you can do. You just keep more people up there.”

The global pandemic postponed the Tokyo Olympics from 2020 to 2021, so the quest was delayed.

Among women, Carmel candidates for Team USA include Amy Bilquist, Veronica Burchill, Emma Nordin and Kelly Pash. Men aiming at Tokyo are Drew Kibler, Jake Mitchell and Wyatt Davis.

During the college season, Kibler (Texas) was a favorite

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“Larry Bird 2.0”: Former NBA Star Lauds Luka Doncic and His Pure Talent in the Modern Game

The 2019/20 NBA season saw the rise of a phenomenon in Luka Doncic. The 21-year-old had a spectacular rookie season last year, but he competed in the playoffs for the first time this season and was nothing short of brilliant. Luka’s notable performances in his first two years with the Dallas Mavericks are already earning him comparisons with greats like Larry Bird and Pete Maravich! 

The Mavs have been incredibly boosted by the signing of Luka Doncic. Fitting into the NBA proved to be a seamless transition as Luka’s already proved his talents in Europe. He won the EuroLeague title and the MVP award in 2018. 

His flair for passing, supported by a dominant shooting hand, makes him unguardable on the court. Luka has earned plenty of reverence from his head coach Rick Carlisle, who expects him to come back stronger next season just like how the legends did it. 

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Mascot Uga won’t be on sideline this year

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald
Published 3:42 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2020


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the state of college football in 2020.


Georgia football games this season will be missing a well-known attraction.

Uga, the iconic live bulldog mascot, won’t be present due to COVID-19 protocols.

“It’s my understanding the SEC and NCAA consider the field a ‘bubble,’ and the only people allowed in the bubble are essential,” said Charles Seiler, the white English bulldogs’ handler and owner. “As of now, no dog on the field.”

Uga X, whose name is Que, assumed the mascot role on Nov. 21, 2015 after three months of an audition of sorts. There is no plan to have the dog in Athens elsewhere in the stadium as of now.

“The whole idea is to have not people to congregate,” Seiler said, “and if you know anything about the

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