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Vikings vs. Eagles odds, spread, line: Monday Night Football picks, predictions by NFL model that’s 139-98
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Vikings vs. Eagles odds, spread, line: Monday Night Football picks, predictions by NFL model that’s 139-98

Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season brings a doubleheader on Monday Night Football. The finale of the Week 2 NFL schedule pits the Philadelphia Eagles against the Minnesota Vikings. The NFC foes will face off for the first time since 2019, and both are seeking a 2-0 start for the first time since 2016. Minnesota toppled the Green Bay Packers in its opener behind outstanding performances from wide receiver Justin Jefferson and quarterback Kirk Cousins. Philadelphia held off a late surge from the Detroit Lions to notch a 38-35 Week 1 win. Offseason addition A.J. Brown made an immediate impact, catching 10 passes for 155 yards.Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Eagles as 2-point home fa...
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Football Preview publishes | News, Sports, Jobs

We are now hours away from the 2022 high school football season — a time of year filled with hope, promise and eager anticipation. Athletes, coaches and fans are ready. The same could be said about The Messenger sports staff, which spent weeks preparing for the upcoming campaign by piecing together its 65th Football Preview. That special edition arrives on your doorstep today, with 56 pages of content covering our 18 schools. Comprehensive reports from Fort Dodge, St. Edmond and the 16 Messengerland programs are included in both story and photo form. Schedules and player breakdowns offer a taste of what’s to come from each squad. This award-winning preview, which was first published in 1958, is a preseason staple for area readers. It is the oldest and l...
Nets want first-round pick from Lakers in Kyrie Irving trade, prefer to deal Kevin Durant first, per report
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Nets want first-round pick from Lakers in Kyrie Irving trade, prefer to deal Kevin Durant first, per report

Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are currently engaged in some of the most unorthodox blockbuster trade negotiations in NBA history. Both sides have a big-name point guard that nobody else seems to want. The Lakers are trying to trade Russell Westbrook, who is owed $47 million and coming off of his worst season as a pro. The Nets want to move Kyrie Irving, who just missed the bulk of the 2021-22 season because of his refusal to comply with New York City's vaccine ...
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RGIII: Browns Should Extend Olive Branch to Baker Mayfield

Editors’ note: This story contains accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org.After making the controversial decision to alienate Baker Mayfield and trade for Deshaun Watson, the Browns are staring down a potential long term suspension for their new star quarterback, while their former No. 1 pick has removed himself from the situation.Robert Griffin III played for Cleveland in 2016, starting five games for the team. He appeared on the The Rich Eisen Show earlier this week, and argued that the Browns need to repair the relationship with Mayfield to stay in contention this season, with the possibility that Watson misses most, if not all, o...
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2022 NBA free agency: Zach LaVine, James Harden headline list of 40 players who could be available

Remember when it seemed like most of the teams in the NBA were trying to clear cap space, obsessed with the idea of recruiting a star -- or stars -- in free agency? In recent years, that has gone out of style. Elite players are still changing teams, but they are increasingly doing it via trade rather than hitting the open market. There will, however, still be some signings (or sign-and-trades) every summer that qualify as game-changers. This year, the festivities begin on June 30 at 6 p.m. ET, at which point the following 40 players will officially be able to negotiate with prospective teams (provided that the few player/team options mentioned here are not exercised):The biggest names in free agency ...
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Nadine Dorries to urge British sports to follow Fina in transgender policies | Sport

The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, says she will make it “crystal clear” to British sporting bodies that competitive women’s sport must be reserved for people born of the female sex when she meets them on Tuesday to discuss their transgender policies.Dorries will urge organisations representing football, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics and other sports to follow the lead of Fina, the governing body of swimming, by barring from female events trans women who have “gone through male puberty”.Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Dorries said: “I have the greatest compassion for anyone who finds themselves living in a body they don’t recognise. But we can’t pretend that sex doesn’t matter. Sex has biological consequences. If you’re born a male, and you go through puberty as a male, your body...
Online lottery ticket firm Jackpot gets funding from top sports execs
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Online lottery ticket firm Jackpot gets funding from top sports execs

Online lottery ticket company Jackpot announced Wednesday that it closed on $35 million in series A funding, led by some of the biggest names in sports who see the promising growth potential in digital lottery sales.The cash infusion could enable Jackpot to start rolling out its website and app later this year in select locations where online lottery ticket sales are allowed. For example, the company said it could operate in states including New York, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio and Oregon.Funding for the round was led by Accomplice, a venture capital firm co-founded by DraftKings board member Ryan Moore and Courtside Ventures, an early-stage investor in sports, digital media, fitness and gaming businesses. Also among the investors: the Kraft Group, which owns the New England Patriots; the ...
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Tuesday Sports in Brief | AP News

NFLHOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s decision to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct may not dissuade the NFL from giving him a lengthy suspension, a person familiar with the league’s investigation told the Associated Press on Tuesday.Watson has been accused by massage therapists of harassing, assaulting or touching them during appointments when he played for the Houston Texans. Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents all 24 women, said Tuesday in a statement that once the paperwork is finished on the 20 settlements, “those particular cases will be dismissed.” He added that the terms of the settlements are “confidential” and that his legal team “won’t comment further on the settlements or those cases.”Watson still faces discipline from th...
CBS Sports lists biggest remaining need
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CBS Sports lists biggest remaining need

While roster construction is a year-round task, the time for addressing major needs is mostly over with leading into training camp. For the Indianapolis Colts, they did a solid job addressing their big needs this offseason. However, there are still some question marks that remain. One of them comes at the cornerback position where Isaiah Rodger and Brandon Facyson will be battling it out for a prominent role at the No. 3 spot. That position is where CBS Sports listed the biggest remaining need for the Colts. Question marks litter the wide receiver room as the franchise awaits Michael Pittman taking the next step in his career. Parris Campbell and Alec Pierce are two unproven players that will be counted upon heavily. However, cornerback is the biggest need right now opposite Stephon Gil...
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Drive for Dak: How the high school sports community rallied trying to find a perfect bone marrow match

EL PASO, Texas -- Dak Lopez was diagnosed with leukemia in April. Right now he's in remission but he'll be in hospital for the next month or so undergoing a second round of chemotherapy. Then the next step will be getting a bone marrow transplant for the four-year-old. "It's the biggest thing that needs to go our way," Dak's dad Adam Lopez said. "A bone marrow transplant is his only cure, it's the only possible way he will ever be fully cured." The issue is they can't find a perfect match. Heritage matters when it comes to finding a match, but only 2 percent of the current donor pool is hispanic. "I'm hoping to build that pool for not only Dak but for others that are in need from the hispanic population," Dak's aunty Yvonne Lopez said. To try and 'build that p...