Sports world reacts as Derek Chauvin found guilty in death of George Floyd

Basketball(NBA, College ,High School)

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday on all charges he faced in connection with the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

A jury of six white, four Black and two multi-racial jurors found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after 10 hours of deliberation over two days. Chauvin, 45, faces a maximum sentence of 40 years for the second-degree unintentional murder conviction, 25 years for the third-degree murder conviction and 10 years for second-degree manslaughter.

Video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, creating a nationwide call for justice in the latter’s death. The same was true for the sports world...

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Patriots go for a long-term answer at QB with Mac Jones at No. 15

Football (NFL,High School,College )

It goes without saying that Cam Newton’s performance for the Patriots in 2020 didn’t live up to expectations. Newton threw for 2,657 yards, eight touchdowns, and 10 interceptions over 15 games, and that’s one of the primary reasons that the Patriots finished under .500 for the first time in two decades.

Still, Bill Belichick sees some potential in Newton, and he’s back with the Patriots in 2021 on a one-year deal. Newton is 31 years old, though, and keeping him around short-term certainly won’t prevent them from locking up the Patriots’ quarterback of the future in the 2021 draft.

Which brings us to Pats Pulpit’s pick in our 2021 NFL writers’ mock draft: Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.

There’s no question the Patriots have been actively looking to upgrade the quarterback po...

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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren live fight updates, results, highlights from 2021 boxing match

Boxing( Ufc ,Kick Boxing ,Cage Fighting of any Kind ,wrestling )

Social media celebrity Jake Paul will continue his professional boxing career by taking on his first real fighter in former MMA world champion Ben Askren in an eight-round cruiserweight fight on Triller’s Fight Club.

MORE: Why are Jake Paul and Ben Askren fighting? A callout lured ex-MMA champion out of retirement

Paul is in pursuit of his third win inside of the squared circle. His previous two bouts were one-sided knockout victories over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and NBA slam dunk champion Nate Robinson. But this will likely be his toughest test to date as Askren is a highly decorated MMA fighter who held world championships at Bellator and ONE before ending his career in the UFC.

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With two knockout victories under his belt, Paul has promised to collect his third again...

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Western Illinois, Year 35, 2041-2042

Basketball(NBA, College ,High School)

Welcome back to our simulated dynasty with the Western Illinois Leathernecks in College Hoops 2K8. You can find a full explanation of this project + spoiler-free links to previous seasons here. Check out the introduction to this series from early April for full context. As a reminder, we simulate every game in this series and only control the recruiting and coaching strategies. Dynasty mode runs for 40 years.

Before we pick up with the Leathernecks at the start of Year 35, here’s a recap of everything that happened last season:

  • The Leathernecks started the year trying to win back-to-back national championships in a quest for title No. 9. We returned three starters and began the year at No. 4 in the preseason polls. We finished the regular season at 30-2 and earned a No...
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PSG star Neymar wants to be professional poker player when he retires from football

Football (NFL,High School,College )

PSG star Neymar has expressed his desire to become a professional poker player when he retires from football.

The 29-year-old started playing poker during the 2014 World Cup and has developed a passion for the game since then.

Neymar said he played with Gerard Pique during his time at Barcelona and now counts Keylor Navas and Leandro Paredes among his poker rivals at PSG.

What was said?

When asked by CNEWS if his goal was to be a professional poker player when he retires from football, Neymar said: “It’s true, it’s true. It’s one of the things I love to do the most.

“I feel very comfortable and I think that after playing football I will be able to do tournaments, travel to play tournaments that I have always wanted to participate in and could not do because of my agenda and my caree...

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Justin Fields could truly shine in Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers offense if drafted at No. 3

Football (NFL,High School,College )

The San Francisco 49ers have a talented roster from top to bottom, and some can argue — especially GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan, considering the move they made to get the third overall pick in the 2021 draft — that the team is a franchise quarterback away from being a perennial contender in the near future.

It’s clear with the move up to the third overall pick that the 49ers organization is looking to move on from current QB Jimmy Garoppolo, as he has had issues remaining healthy and hasn’t been as successful as they had initially hoped. With a good stable of quarterbacks at the top of the draft, the 49ers are primed to pick a very good quarterback prospect who will have the opportunity to excel in Coach Shanahan’s current scheme...

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Who won the Masters in 2021? Complete scores, results, highlights from Augusta National

Golf ALL TYPES OF Games and Tournaments

Hideki Matsuyama made history for himself and Japan on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese golfer to win the Masters Tournament. He finished with a score of 10 under par.

Moreover, Matsuyama bested his previous best finish at Augusta National Golf Club (tied for fifth in 2015), won his first major and secured his first PGA Tour event victory since the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2017.

Behind Matsuyama were Masters rookie Will Zalatoris in second place (9 under); Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele, tied for third (7 under); John Rahm and Marc Leishman, tied for fifth (6 under); and 36-hole leader Justin Rose in seventh place (5 under).

MORE: Watch the Masters live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Matsuyama looked as if he would run away with the Masters afte...

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Hideki Matsuyama, 2021 Masters champion, explained

Golf ALL TYPES OF Games and Tournaments

Hideki Matsuyama is the first Japanese man to win the Masters Tournament. The 29-year-old golfer entered Sunday’s final round with a four-shot lead over Will Zalatoris and a pack of others, and he locked in the victory on Sunday by shooting a one-over-par 73.

Matsuyama shot an opening round 69 on Thursday, and followed it up with a one-under-par 71 in the second round on Friday. Matsuyama surged to the top of the leaderboard with a 65 on Saturday, which tied Justin Rose for the best round at this year’s Masters. He withstood a furious close from 27-year-old American Xander Schauffele to win the green jacket.

Matsuyama won the Masters with a score of -10. Zalatoris finished second overall at -9. A late triple-bogie by Schauffele dropped him to a tie for third with Spieth at -7.

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2022 March Madness: Complete schedule, dates

Basketball(NBA, College ,High School)

First Four — Thursday, March 18
(16) Texas Southern 60, (16) Mount St. Mary’s 52Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall(11) Drake 53, (11) Wichita State 52Mackey Arena(16) Norfolk State 54, (16) Appalachian State 53 Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall(11) UCLA 86, (11) Michigan State 80Mackey ArenaFirst Round — Friday, March 19
(7) Florida 75, (10) Virginia Tech 70 (OT)Hinkle Fieldhouse(3) Arkansas 85, (14) Colgate 68Bankers Life Fieldhouse(1) Illinois 78, (16) Drexel 49Indiana Farmers Coliseum(6) Texas Tech 65, (11) Utah State 53Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall(15) Oral Roberts 75, (2) Ohio State 72 (OT)Mackey Arena(1) Baylor 79, (16) Hartford 55Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)(8) Loyola Chicago 71, (9) Georgia Tech 60Hinkle Fieldhouse(12) Oregon State 70, (5) Tennessee 56Bankers Life Fiieldhouse(4) Oklahoma...

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Nolan Arenado’s homer caps day of big steps in return to normalcy

Baseball(Little League, MLB, High School ,College )

ST. LOUIS — The journey back to normalcy — or whatever the new normal will look like in a world where vaccines are available and our ability as a society to lessen COVID-19’s impact has increased — is a bit different for everyone. There are small steps and big steps along the way.

For me, Thursday represented two big steps. Giant steps. Long-, long-awaited steps.

After dropping our kiddo off at daycare, I drove a couple hours down Interstate 44. At a drive-thru vaccination site on a Phelps Health Center parking lot in Rolla, Mo., I got my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at 9:53 a.m.

MORE: O’s Trey Mancini, who beat cancer, receives standing ovation in return to Camden Yards

Two words kept rolling around in my head as I waited the recommended 15 minutes before heading back to St...

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