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Track and Field Day 3: Fred Kerley Wins Silver in Men's 100m

Fred Kerley won the silver medal in the men’s 100m final Sunday morning. Kerley finished the race with a personal best time of 9.84 seconds. Italy’s Marcell Jacobs won gold, becoming the new fastest man alive with a personal best time of 9.80 seconds. Canada’s Andre de Grasse took the...
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Ranking the 7 Most Improved Teams of the 2021 NFL Offseason

Classifying winners of the NFL offseason can be an exercise in futility. Too many factors during a season can undermine even the best of offseasons—injuries, a lack of chemistry and poor coaching are only a few. However, it's still worth digging into which teams may have made the biggest improvements...
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Morgan City native Vernon Norwood wins bronze on mixed 4x400m relay

Tokyo, Japan – Vernon Norwood anchored the Team USA mixed 4×400 meter relay to bronze on Saturday morning at Olympic Stadium. Team USA took third with a time of 3:10.22. Norwood, who didn’t run in the prelims, was called on to compete in the finals for Team USA. He was in fourth when he received the baton for the final leg and moved Team USA up to a bronze medal. The American squad went with an order of Trevor Stewart (male), Kendall Ellis (female), Kaylin Whitney (female), and Norwood (male).

How Vikings' Justin Jefferson will try to avoid a sophomore slump

EAGAN, Minn. -- Nothing went as expected for Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson as a rookie in 2020. His NFL career began in the midst of a pandemic that prevented him from a normal offseason. He didn’t have long to build chemistry with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins or learn the ins and outs of being a Pro Bowl wide receiver from Adam Thielen.
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John Calipari’s Wildcats will play defending SEC champion Alabama twice in upcoming season

The Southeastern Conference unveiled its schedule for the upcoming season and Kentucky will play defending league champion Alabama and LSU twice this season. The Wildcats also will play Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt in home-and-home contests. In addition to the five teams, the Wildcats will play Georgia, Mississippi State, Missouri and Ole Miss at home, and will face road encounters at Arkansas, Auburn, South Carolina and Texas A&M.
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Odell Beckham Jr. Reportedly Spent $1.8M on 13-Carat Diamonds for His Teeth

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly spent $1.8 million for natural porcelain veneers encrusted with diamonds as part of a "full mouth reconstruction" to replace 28 teeth. TMZ Sports reported Sunday that Beckham enlisted celebrity dentist Dr. Thomas Connelly, who previously worked for musicians Post Malone and Chris...
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Brooklyn Nets 2021 NBA Draft Grades For Every Pick

As of the moment, the Brooklyn Nets already have a championship-caliber roster led by their deadly trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. However, the three All-Stars still need to get sufficient help from a supporting cast that can complement their playing style and provide a spark off the bench. In this post, we’re going to do Brooklyn Nets 2021 NBA Draft grades for every pick.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: BMX joy for GB and Australia, tennis and gymnastics – live!

I cannot wait to see this. This is what it’s all about (and lots of other things besides). Bronze! Pan Cheng Tsung of Taiwain wins the playoff!. Golf: A par at 18 is enough to eliminate Morikawa and snaffle the bronze for Pan! He shot a first-round 74, then responded with 66, 66, 63 – what an effort. And who’d have picked him to outlast Morikawa, Matsuyama and McIlroy in a playoff?

Winners and losers from the latest round of conference realignment

The SEC obviously was the biggest winner in the latest round of conference realignment. Just as obviously, the Big 12 was the biggest loser. Or was that the Big Ten?. Dig down a bit, and you’ll find plenty of other winners and losers in the wake of Texas and Oklahoma jumping to the SEC no later than July 2025 and likely much, much sooner.
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This season's debutantes share a commitment to making the world a better place

There’s more to being a debutante than learning how to curtsy and being fitted for a glamorous gown. While this year’s debs are being honored at all sorts of parties and will be presented at elegant balls, they are also putting in hours in a variety of volunteer activities, such as caring for animals, gutting storm-ravaged buildings and raising money for worthy causes and picking up trash in parks.
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LSU will not seek student vaccination mandate

BATON ROUGE--Although state health officials have approved student vaccine mandates at four private colleges, LSU and the University of Louisiana System do not plan to seek a similar mandate until federal regulators fully approve the COVID-19 vaccines now being distributed. Federal approval is unlikely to come until well after classes...