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Teofimo Lopez Jr. vs. Pedro Campa fight prediction, odds, start time, preview, undercard, expert pick
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Teofimo Lopez Jr. vs. Pedro Campa fight prediction, odds, start time, preview, undercard, expert pick

Former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. has some explaining to do. That's why Saturday's return from his first pro defeat and nine months of tumult outside the ring has created such a must-see feel.  The fact that Lopez (16-1, 12 KOs) will be as high as a –3000 betting favorite when he makes his 140-pound debut against Pedro Campa (34-1-1, 23 KOs) at Resorts World Las Vegas hasn't robbed from the intrigue in seeing one of boxing's brightest young stars attempt to put his career back on track.  Lopez, 25, didn't just implode in his split-decision loss last November to George Kambosos Jr., when he was dropped in the opening round and badly beaten for the remainder despite a series of rallies. It was the fa...
NFL preseason schedule 2022: Dates, times, TV channel, live streaming for every exhibition game
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NFL preseason schedule 2022: Dates, times, TV channel, live streaming for every exhibition game

Getty Images All 32 teams kick off the NFL preseason this week with a full slate of exhibition games that began with the New York Giants win over the New England Patriots on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders commenced the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton last week, a 27-11 victory by the Raiders. Below, you'll find the full rundown of the preseason and every game that will be played each week. Two preseason games in Week 1 will be played Thursday with...
LeBron James, Lakers to play Luka Doncic, Mavs on Christmas in first draft of 2022-23 NBA schedule, per report
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LeBron James, Lakers to play Luka Doncic, Mavs on Christmas in first draft of 2022-23 NBA schedule, per report

Other than the incessant drama between Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets, there's not a whole lot going on in the NBA during these dog days of August. That will all change when the 2022-23 schedule drops, reportedly some time next week, when fans will start calculating potential records and circling key dates on the calendar.One such key date is Christmas Day, which always features the cream of the crop in terms of marquee players and teams. While this year's slate is still a mystery for now, we've gotten a clue about at least one holiday matchup. In the first draft of the 2022-23 NBA schedule, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are set to face Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, according to longtime NBA repo...
Zach Wilson to undergo an MRI after suffering knee injury in Jets’ first preseason game
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Zach Wilson to undergo an MRI after suffering knee injury in Jets’ first preseason game

USATSI Jets second-year quarterback Zach Wilson departed New York's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles after suffering a knee injury. With over four minutes to play in the first quarter, Wilson took a first-and-10 snap from New York's 40-yard line and scrambled out right. As he turned upfield, Wilson tried to make a cut towards the middle of the field to shake loose a would-be tackler and went down awkwardly. He initially was helped up by a teammate and had a noticeable lim...
Draymond Green says Ja Morant reminds him of himself, and his reasoning makes a lot of sense
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Draymond Green says Ja Morant reminds him of himself, and his reasoning makes a lot of sense

Arguably the best part of any NBA Draft season is the typhoon of reckless player comps that induce equal parts disgust and laughter. Whether it's saying a second-round pick has similar traits to Giannis Antetokounmpo or comparing two players because they have a similar, um, skin tone, we tend to see some lazy hot takes when it comes to player comps.On the surface, it looks like Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green could be guilty of the same indiscretion.During a recent episode of his podcast, "The Draymond Green Show," Green was asked which current player reminds him of himself. He began his answer by stating the obvious: There is nobody in the NBA, and maybe nobody who has ever played the game, with a simila...
Teofimo Lopez Jr. vs. Pedro Campa fight prediction, odds, start time, undercard, preview, expert pick
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Teofimo Lopez Jr. vs. Pedro Campa fight prediction, odds, start time, undercard, preview, expert pick

Former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. has some explaining to do. That's why Saturday's return from his first pro defeat and nine months of tumult outside the ring has created such a must-see feel.  The fact that Lopez (16-1, 12 KOs) will be as high as a –3000 betting favorite when he makes his 140-pound debut against Pedro Campa (34-1-1, 23 KOs) at Resorts World Las Vegas hasn't robbed from the intrigue in seeing one of boxing's brightest young stars attempt to put his career back on track.  Lopez, 25, didn't just implode in his split-decision loss last November to George Kambosos Jr., when he was dropped in the opening round and badly beaten for the remainder despite a series of rallies. It was the fa...
Falcons vs. Lions odds, spread, line: 2022 NFL preseason Week 1 picks, predictions from expert on 45-26 run
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Falcons vs. Lions odds, spread, line: 2022 NFL preseason Week 1 picks, predictions from expert on 45-26 run

Week 1 of the NFL preseason features the Detroit Lions hosting the Atlanta Falcons in a Friday battle. It's been eight months since these teams faced off against an opposing unit and 2022 could be a defining year for both clubs as they head into the second year under head coaches Dan Campbell and Arthur Smith. Both teams went winless during the 2021 preseason. Kickoff from Ford Field in Detroit is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET. Atlanta is a 1-point favorite in the latest Falcons vs. Lions odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 35. Before locking in any Lions vs. Falcons picks or 2022 NFL preseason predictions, make sure you check out what SportsLine NFL expert R.J. White has to say.Over ...
NBA retires Bill Russell’s number: Who will be the last player to wear No. 6?
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NBA retires Bill Russell’s number: Who will be the last player to wear No. 6?

Darryl Norenberg-USA TODAY Sport In honor of the legendary Bill Russell, the NBA retired his number league-wide on Thursday. Nobody will wear No. 6 for the Orlando Magic or Sacramento Kings again.Actually, even before this news, nobody was going to wear No. 6 for the Magic or Kings. Both franchises retired it for "the sixth man," i.e. their fans. This is the kind of thing you learn when you're researching who most recently wore the number for every team and who might be the last to wear ...
Deshaun Watson suspension: Browns QB willing to accept eight-game ban, plus $5M fine, per report
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Deshaun Watson suspension: Browns QB willing to accept eight-game ban, plus $5M fine, per report

USATSI The NFL world awaits a decision on Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's status for the 2022 season, as the league appealed the six-game suspension that disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson handed down due to allegations of sexual misconduct. The general consensus is that the NFL will counter with a more severe punishment, but there's reportedly a happy middle that could possibly satisfy both sides.According to The Associated Press, Watson would accept an eight-game suspen...
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka recounts visiting Kobe Bryant crash site with Vanessa Bryant
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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka recounts visiting Kobe Bryant crash site with Vanessa Bryant

When Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in January of 2020, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka lost a dear friend. Six months after the fatal accident, Pelinka and Bryant's wife, Vanessa, visited the crash site to pay tribute to their loved ones.Testifying in a Los Angeles federal court, Pelinka said that he and Vanessa Bryant felt it was necessary to visit the place where Kobe and Gianna lost their lives, according to a report from Insider. The pair took an ATV the hillside location where the helicopter went down."Part of her journey of grief and healing was that she wanted to touch the soil from where they went to heaven," Pelinka said, via Insider. "We just knew that...