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College football position battles to look forward to when 2020 preseason camps resume

College football position battles to look forward to when 2020 preseason camps resume College football will return. It's not clear when it will see a comeback, but it will eventually. How soon? Ask 10 different influential figures in the game and you'll likely get 10 different answers, so it's probably best to avoid specifics for the time being. But too much rides on college football being played for it to be gone for too long. The rapid spread of COVID-19, however, resulted in the cancellation of practically all spring practice and the annual spring games. As such, many of the key position battles that were set to get underway will have to wait, but that doesn't mean those battles no longer exist. Many of the top programs around college football still have big shoes to fill for players who have either graduated or declared for the NFL Draft early. When preseason camp does return, in whatever form that takes, here are the top position battles that still have to ..

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Nick Kyrgios offers to feed struggling Australians during COVID-19 pandemic

Nick Kyrgios offers to feed struggling Australians during COVID-19 pandemic Tennis star Nick Kyrgios is taking to Instagram to support his native Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ATP's 40th-ranked player wrote he'd deliver food to the doorsteps of people in need. "If ANYONE is not working/getting an income and runs out of food, or times are just tough…please don't go to sleep with an empty stomach," wrote Kyrgios, who the ATP gave a 16-week suspension in 2019 for aggravated behavior. "Don't be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message." This isn't the first time Kyrgios has stepped up to help his fellow Australians. In January, the 24-year-old announced he'd donate $200 toward bushfire relief efforts for every ace he hit this summer. Kyrgios, an elite server, has the sixth most aces (176) in 2020. I’m kicking off the support for those affected by the fires. I’ll be donating $200 per ace that I hit across all the events I play th..

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Rams will not change the team’s new logos, color scheme despite negative feedback from Eric Dickerson and fans

Rams will not change the team's new logos, color scheme despite negative feedback from Eric Dickerson and fansRams CEO Kevin Demoff says team is sticking with their new design Despite negative feedback from the fans as well as one of the team's most recognizable former players, the Rams have decided to stick with their new logos and color scheme, which was unveiled last month on the team's social media platforms. Rams CEO Kevin Demoff, confirmed the team's decision on Sunday night while also keeping a promise to read "mean tweets" about the team's new log design if the team was able to raise over $2 million for COVID-19 relief efforts. "While it isn't always the easiest to hear, we value the commentary you have provided on the logo & colors," Demoff wrote, via ESPN's Lindsey Thiry. "We are excited about the future of our team, our brand & our stadium, but recognize we can always get better through feedback and engagement and appreciate your passion..

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Ranked! The worst F1 cars to win grands prix

Ranked! The worst F1 cars to win grands prixThe outright dominance of Mercedes' Formula 1 cars in recent seasons has made it difficult to bet against when it comes to taking grand prix victories, but there was a time when it wasn't so straightforward. Across the ages, constructors have produced cars that proved to be disappointing title challengers, or were minnow teams that were never expected to challenge for victory, yet they have still managed to steal a surprise win – whether through good luck or circumstance. None more so than the 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix, which was won by Jordan's Giancarlo Fisichella. The crash-filled wet race was so chaotic that the winning car caught fire in parc ferme, and Fisi didn't receive his winner's trophy until weeks later at Imola! Before we get to the Jordan EJ13, we count down what we consider to be the top 10 worst F1 cars ever to have won a grand prix, from Sebastian Vettel's 2008 first taste of victory in the STR..

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Devin Booker laughs off playing as Suns in NBA 2K Players Tournament

Devin Booker laughs off playing as Suns in NBA 2K Players TournamentThe Suns guard clearly doesn't have a ton of confidence in his team even in video games The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the NBA and many other leagues to suspend play for the foreseeable future. The NBA attempted to give basketball fans some entertainment in these strange times with their 2K Players Tournament. In Sunday's opening round matchup against Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker found himself getting ready to select his team. Porter took the opportunity to tempt Booker into using the Suns to play with in the NBA 2K20 tournament. However, Booker wasn't taking the bait and responded with a resounding "no" while laughing at the prospect of playing with the team he actually suits up for during the NBA season. Book didn't wanna run with the Suns 🤣@DevinBook ➡️ [email protected] ➡️ Lakers pic.twitter.com/ITcn4y5xOl — NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 6, 2020 To ma..

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Panthers could listen to trade offers for Curtis Samuel, per report; Eagles a potential suitor

Panthers could listen to trade offers for Curtis Samuel, per report; Eagles a potential suitorThe former second-round pick is entering the final year of his contract The wide receiver market in 2020 NFL free agency was drier than usual, with big names like Robby Anderson struggling to find early or aggressive suitors and only blockbuster trades (see: DeAndre Hopkins, Stefon Diggs) shaking up the position league-wide. But at least one more notable pass catcher could be on the move soon, as The Athletic's Joseph Person recently reported the Carolina Panthers could be open to trading former second-round pick Curtis Samuel. Carolina is not actively shopping Samuel, Person wrote in response to questions about the team's remade WR corps, but it would possibly consider parting with the 23-year-old "if someone called with a strong offer." You could likely say the same for most NFL players, but Samuel is a notable name nonetheless, especially entering a contract year. Drafted 40th o..

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Coronavirus: NBA partners with Knicks and Nets to contribute one million masks to New York’s essential workers

Coronavirus: NBA partners with Knicks and Nets to contribute one million masks to New York's essential workersNew York has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States The NBA, like the rest of the country, is still at a standstill with the coronavirus continuously spreading across the United States. Major league sports commissioners spoke with President Donald Trump on a conference call Saturday afternoon, but it provided no real insight on when leagues can pick back up and start playing again. However, there are much bigger concerns right now than when professional basketball games can resume. Healthcare workers and other people who have been deemed essential employees across the country are putting their lives on the line everyday by showing up to work without the proper personal protective equipment. Cities continue to fight for resources to combat the spread of COVID-19, and no place has felt the brunt of this pandemic more than New York. As of early Mo..

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Bubba Wallace loses real sponsor from quitting virtual race

Bubba Wallace loses real sponsor from quitting virtual raceBubba Wallace’s abrupt departure from Sunday’s eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series race probably disappointed his fans but it didn’t sit well with a sponsor he had for the event. After using up his two allowed fast-repair “resets” in the first 10 laps of Sunday’s eNASCAR race at virtual Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Wallace got involved in a third incident with driver Clint Bowyer that caused his No. 43 extensive damage. Rather than drive the remainder of the 150-lap event with a damaged vehicle and out of contention for the win, Wallace elected to quit. “Y’all have a good one,” he said on his Twitch livestream. “That’s why I don’t take this (expletive) serious. Peace out!” His stream then went dark. Later Sunday afternoon, Wallace posted a message on his Twitter feed after he had read comments – many of them disparaging – about his early departure from the race. However, Blue Emu – a pain-relief brand which sponsored both Wa..

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