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The Domino Effect: Nick Saban’s Retirement Rocks College Football
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The Domino Effect: Nick Saban’s Retirement Rocks College Football

More news - Latest news On a seemingly ordinary Wednesday in January, Nick Saban's surprising retirement sent shockwaves through the college football landscape. This article explores the ripple effect of his decision, which has impacted hundreds of coaches and staffers at every level of the sport. Alabama Rebuilds: DeBoer Takes the Reins As Alabama mourned the end of the Saban era, attention quickly shifted to finding a new coach. Athletic director Greg Byrne wasted no time in naming Kalen DeBoer, Washington’s national championship runner-up, as Saban’s successor. DeBoer’s departure opened another vacancy at Washington, setting the coaching carousel in motion. A chain reaction across the country DeBoer convinced Alabama defensive coordinator Kane Wommack to become Washington...
McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward
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McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward

Related media - Latest news Rory McIlroy is using introspection and a change of scenery to process his heartbreaking U.S. Open finish. After missing putts on the final holes at Pinehurst, McIlroy took solitary walks through the busy streets of New York City. The walks served as a way to mentally unplug and gain perspective on the challenging tournament. A familiar pattern of frustration McIlroy described feeling like his "old self" for much of the final round, the version that was seeking major championship glory. He controlled the pace early, building a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau entering the 15th hole. However, a bogey on the 15th hole, followed by a missed short putt on the 16th, destroyed his momentum. McIlroy acknowledged a sense of unease creeping in as he wa...
Young Yamal surprises France and leads Spain to Euro 2024 final
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Young Yamal surprises France and leads Spain to Euro 2024 final

More news - Latest news A spectacular goal from young talent Lamine Yamal sent Spain through to the Euro 2024 final with a dramatic 2-1 victory over France at the Allianz Arena. The 16-year-old midfielder defied expectations with a breathtaking 21st-minute equaliser, cancelling out France's opener and silencing the previously dominant Kylian Mbappé. Yamal's moment of brilliance came after France had taken control. Mbappé, free from the constraints of his protective mask, set up a goal for Randal Kolo Muani, seemingly putting Les Bleus on course for another victory. But then, the universe changed. Yamal picked up a loose ball near the halfway line and danced past a bewildered Adrien Rabiot. With a touch worthy of a seasoned veteran, he unleashed a powerful left-footed shot th...
Why does Oswaldo Cabrera wear a pearl necklace?
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Why does Oswaldo Cabrera wear a pearl necklace?

More news - Latest news In his first week in the majors, Oswaldo Cabrera showed off his versatility by playing multiple positions for the Yankees. With the ability to fit into four different positions, Cabrera stood out not only for his performance, but also for his distinctive No. 95 jersey and a faux pearl necklace that added a touch of style to his uniform. Ron Marinaccio, another Yankees rookie, praised Cabrera for his authenticity and indifference to other people’s opinions. Cabrera received the handmade necklace from Milton Ramos, an infielder he met in the minors who founded PawGripz, a company that makes rubber grips to protect players’ hands. Ramos also decided to create something stylish and sent the necklace to Cabrera, who has worn it ever since. The necklace, known as th...
Vegas Golden Knights win their first Stanley Cup
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Vegas Golden Knights win their first Stanley Cup

Related media - Breaking news There were also questions about adding a franchise in a city known for legal sports betting, something sports leagues including the NHL have long avoided. Bettman said hockey betting wasn't as popular as football betting, so the threat of gamblers losing games was minimal. “We don’t worry about the integrity of our game,” Bettman said. Apparently, Bettman should have invested some money in the team before he stepped on the ice for the first time. The Knights seemingly overcame every obstacle that came their way in their inaugural season. They sold more than 14,000 season tickets before the team even had a name. The team moved to T-Mobile Arena, which was already open on the Strip. But after the team’s final preseason game, a gunman at the Mandalay Bay Ho...
Caitlin Clark finally gets it, but she has to consider the agenda surrounding her name
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Caitlin Clark finally gets it, but she has to consider the agenda surrounding her name

More news - Recent news INDIANAPOLIS — Athletes often speak in generalities as a defense mechanism. Instead of delving into a potentially controversial topic, or even addressing it, they provide non-answers, using clichés and pre-planned talking points to keep themselves at arm’s length. Part of me would like to believe that this is what Caitlin Clark did. Thursday morning When I asked her if it bothered her that fans were using her name as a weapon in the culture wars dividing the country, the Indiana Fever star guard didn't close the door on the subject; she refused to even open it. "No," he said. "I don't see it. I don't see it. That's not where I'm focused. My focus is here and on basketball. That's where it needs to be, that's where it's been, and I'm just trying to get better e...
Miles Russell, 15, made his PGA Tour debut. He was strangely normal
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Miles Russell, 15, made his PGA Tour debut. He was strangely normal

More news - Recent news DETROIT – Miles Russell’s pants didn’t quite fit during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday. A recent growth spurt has left the 15-year-old, now 5 feet 7 inches, in pants designed for someone shorter. Russell, who weighs 120 pounds and has a 28-inch waist, showed off his ankles as he strolled around Detroit Golf Club. Russell made his PGA Tour debut, shooting a 2-over 74. Born in 2009, he signed autographs for kids and adults while being followed by a PGA Tour Live camera. He teed off for 7,370 yards and played alongside the top-ranked players. The most unusual part? Everything seemed surprisingly normal. This year, two 16-year-olds have already played in PGA Tour events. Last year, 15-year-old Oliver Betschart qualified for the...
Orlando Cepeda, Baseball’s ‘Baby Bull,’ Dies at 86
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Orlando Cepeda, Baseball’s ‘Baby Bull,’ Dies at 86

More news - Recent news Orlando Cepeda, the second Puerto Rican-born player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, died Friday at the age of 86. The San Francisco Giants announced his death but did not disclose a location. Cepeda played 17 MLB seasons, mostly as a first baseman, hitting 379 home runs, hitting 2,351 hits and driving in 1,365 runs with a .297 batting average. He was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1958 and the MVP in 1967, helping the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series that year. He batted over .300 in nine seasons and appeared in nine All-Star Games. His father, Pedro, known as "The Bull," was a famous professional player in Puerto Rico. Orlando earned the nickname "Baby Bull" and inspired future stars like Juan Marichal. Cepeda's reputation su...
South Florida Heat and Panthers chase NBA and NHL titles
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South Florida Heat and Panthers chase NBA and NHL titles

Related media - News 24 hours Lifelong friends Martin Schwartz and Matthew Mandel enjoy a rare sports moment as the Miami teams compete for championships. Martin Schwartz and Matthew Mandel are living a dream come true. The lifelong friends and South Florida residents have hit the sports jackpot with the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers both making it to the finals, competing for NBA and NHL titles at the same time. Schwartz and Mandel, who have shared season tickets to both teams for years, have seen their fair share of ups and downs. They've endured tough seasons, like the Heat's 15-win campaign in 2007-08, and seen visiting fans dominate the stands. They celebrated the Heat's championship successes in 2012 and 2013, led by Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, and enjoyed the Panthers' o...
The emerald ash weevil strikes ash bats in Major League Baseball
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The emerald ash weevil strikes ash bats in Major League Baseball

More news - Latest news Imagine a baseball season without the iconic crack of an ash bat. This could become a reality thanks to the emerald ash borer, a tiny beetle that causes massive destruction of ash trees across North America. For decades, ash has reigned supreme in baseball bats. From legendary players like Babe Ruth to modern sluggers like Mark McGwire, ash has been the go-to material for its feel and performance. Companies like Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger, produced hundreds of thousands of ash bats each year. However, the ash beetle has changed the game. This invasive insect, about the size of a grain of rice, attacks ash trees by laying eggs under the bark. The larvae then feed on the tree’s vital nutrients, killing it. Since its arrival in the Unit...