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Robert Quinn says choice between Bears, Falcons in free agency was a ‘coin flip’

Robert Quinn says choice between Bears, Falcons in free agency was a 'coin flip'Quinn used a simple flip of the coin to determine his next free agent destination, sort of Robert Quinn had a difficult decision to make in free agency with two logical suitors (the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons interested in bidding for the veteran pass rusher. Quinn ultimately chose the Bears, using a very simple procedure to make that decision. "I really couldn't make up my mind, so I had to do it the honest way," Quinn said, explaining how his decision came down to a coin flip (via Chris Emma of 670 The Score). "The Bears were on the right side." Quinn later clarified his remarks, not actually using heads or tails to determine his next team. Quinn said it was meant to illustrate the closeness of his decision, per Adam Jahns of The Athletic. Quinn signed a five-year, $70 million contract with $30 million guaranteed at signing. Quite the payday for the 29-year-old pass rusher, an amo..

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Giannis Antetokoumpo says he has ‘no access to a hoop’ to play basketball during NBA’s coronavirus stoppage

Giannis Antetokoumpo says he has 'no access to a hoop' to play basketball during NBA's coronavirus stoppageThe presumptive MVP will be without a basket for as long as the NBA season is suspended Professional basketball has been on hold for over three weeks now due to the outbreak of coronavirus, but that didn't necessarily mean that players would be unable to play themselves. After all, it only takes a ball and a hoop to play. While that has allowed people around the country to use the game to pass the time in their backyards or garages, one notable NBA star has so far been unable to do so himself. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo cannot play basketball during the NBA season's hiatus. Why? Because he doesn't have anywhere to shoot. "So, I don't have access to hoop," Antetokounmpo admitted during a conference call, according to ESPN. "A lot of NBA players have a court in their house or something, but now I just get home workouts. Ride the bike, tr..

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NBA 2K Players Tournament bracket: Live stream, how to watch online, TV channel, start time, dates

NBA 2K Players Tournament bracket: Live stream, how to watch online, TV channel, start time, datesSixteen NBA players will battle it out on the joysticks for a good cause With the coronavirus forcing the NBA to suspend its season for the foreseeable future, the league has come up with a interesting way to keep the fans entertained. Earlier this week, it was announced that players will participate in the NBA 2K Players Tournament. The tournament will be played on the Xbox One console and the winner will be crowned the ultimate NBA 2K20 champion and receive a $100,000 charity donation in their name to support coronavirus relief efforts. The seeding is determined by the player's 2K rating and tenure. Before the tournament gets underway, each player will choose eight of today's NBA teams, which can only be used once during the tournament. If both players in a given matchup select the same teams, the away team is awarded the first choice of the team. While the first two rounds ..

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College football coronavirus updates: SEC and Pac-12 extend suspension of activities through end of May

College football coronavirus updates: SEC and Pac-12 extend suspension of activities through end of May The coronavirus outbreak has brought a halt to just about every sporting league across the country. Collegiate athletics have not been spared as the NCAA announced recently its decision to cancel all winter and spring championships in 2020, including the men's and women's basketball tournaments. In addition to that, some conferences jumped in and prevented any teams from holding practices of any kind for the time being. The SEC announced on April 3 that its suspension of all athletic activities has been extended from April 15 to May 31. That suspension matches the one implemented by the Pac-12. The Big Ten, meanwhile, previously announced that "all organized team activities have been suspended until May 4, 2020." Other schools have already begun to cancel spring practices and games, as well as classes themselves, and the odds are high that these will not be the final gam..

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Samson: Why Justin Turner’s home run derby proposal is unfair

Samson: Why Justin Turner's home run derby proposal is unfairSamson shoots down the Dodgers' slugger's idea Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner appeared on Spectrum SportsNet on Thursday and outlined a proposal to keep MLB games from going deep into extra innings. Turner suggested a home run derby should happen if a game is tied after 10 innings, with each team sending their three best hitters to the plate. During Friday's installment of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson dove into Turner's proposal and, while he liked where the Dodgers third baseman's head was at, he believes that it would be an unfair advantage for certain teams. "Well, here's the problem: that is extremely prejudicial to teams who are not built to hit home runs," Samson said. "So a team like the Yankees, they come into a home run derby with Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and others. They have a plethora of people that could be in the home run derby. N..

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Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick explains why ‘a different type of system’ could lead to top defender honors

Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick explains why 'a different type of system' could lead to top defender honorsPittsburgh's All-Pro safety believes he will have even more opportunities to make plays in 2020 Minkah Fitzpatrick provided plenty of splash plays during his first season with the Steelers. Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins' 2018 first round pick who was traded to Pittsburgh two games into the 2019 season, earned an All-Pro selection last season while helping the Steelers boast one of the league's best defensive units. In 14 games, Fitzpatrick recorded five interceptions, returning one of those picks 96 yards for a touchdown. He also returned one of his two fumble recoveries for a score. Fitzpatrick totaled 57 tackles, nine passes defensed and a forced fumble. His individual goal for 2020? Becoming the NFL's best defensive player. "Honestly, I'm gonna try to compete for the Defensive Player of the Year," Fitzpatrick said Friday on ESPN's &#039..

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How Senna’s first title year began with a black flag in Brazil

How Senna’s first title year began with a black flag in BrazilAyrton Senna won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1988, but as our video above explains, his title campaign got off to a terrible start when he was disqualified from his home race! Click on the arrows below to scroll through some more great photos of that weekend courtesy of Motorsport Images. Slider List Ayrton Senna, McLaren, Ron Dennis, Mclaren Chief Executive 1/20 Photo by: Sutton Images Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4/4 Honda, Jo Ramirez 2/20 Photo by: Motorsport Images The cars leave the starting grid without Senna 3/20 Photo by: Sutton Images Alain Prost, McLaren MP4/4 Honda, leads Nigel Mansell, Williams FW12 Judd, Gerhard Berger, Ferrari F187/88C 4/20 Photo by: Motorsport Images Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4-4 Honda, joins race in spare car 5/20 Photo by: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch Nelson Piquet, Lotus 100T Honda V6, Michele Alboreto, Ferrari, Riccardo Patrese, Williams 6/20 Photo by: Sutton Images Eddie Cheever, Arrow..

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Lifting spirits and doubters, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney has ‘zero doubt’ the season will start on time

Lifting spirits and doubters, Clemson's Dabo Swinney has 'zero doubt' the season will start on time The world … not just the football world … needs Dabo Swinney at this moment. It was only a faceless Zoom teleconference Friday, but you could almost sense the Clemson's coach's agenda: lift the gloom that has descended on the country because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "I have zero doubt [we're going to play]," Swinney began. "This is America, man. We've stormed the beaches of Normandy. We've sent a car and drove around on Mars. We walked on the moon. This is the greatest country and greatest people in the history of the planet." Wait, Mars? Nevermind. Dabo was on a roll. "We've created an iPhone. I can sit here and talk to all you people and all these different places. We got the smartest people in the world. Listen, we're going to rise up and kick this thing right in the teeth." Where do we sign up, coach? For one shining m..

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