Preakness Stakes live updates, results, highlights from 2020 Triple Crown race

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The Preakness Stakes is normally the second Triple Crown race and held in May, but nothing is normal in 2020. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Preakness will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 and will be the last of the three Triple Crown races.

With Belmont Stakes winner Tiz The Law skipping this year’s Preakness, Kentucky Derby winner Authentic will be the heavy favorite to claim victory at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

One of the favorites to challenge Authentic is Art Collector, coming in at 5-2 odds; Swiss Skydiver and Thousand Words both come in behind him at 6-1 odds, but for those looking for a big pay day might want to turn their attention to Mr. Big News (12-1), who shocked a lot of bettors by hitting the board in the Kentucky Derby despite 46-1 odds.

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This legendary World Series walkoff home run demands a deep rewind

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The end of the 1993 World Series is one of those iconic sports moments you’ve probably seen in passing, but might not understand in-depth. This episode of Rewinder digs into how much was at stake, who was involved, and what a topsy-turvy battle Game 6 between the Blue Jays and Phillies really was.

Obviously, this is a Joe Carter story, and we’ll get to know Carter a bit. But we also need to meet the fascinating Philadelphia pitcher, Mitch Williams, who entered this moment searching for some much-needed redemption. And while this interaction is a one-on-one match between pitcher and batter, it helps to understand just how deep both of these lineups were … and also how things could have gone differently in a game dictated by so many little choices, little errors, and little victories.

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Andy Katz makes his first 2021 NCAA bracket prediction for March Madness

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Men’s Basketball

Sept. 30, 2020

Andy Katz makes his first 2021 NCAA bracket prediction for March Madness

Sept. 30, 2020

Andy Katz has his first 2021 NCAA tournament bracket projection for March Madness. Katz has Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Villanova as his No. 1 seeds.

ANDY KATZ MAKES HIS FIRST 2021 NCAA BRACKET FOR MARCH MADNESS

 

College hoops is almost back and it’s time for our first look ahead to what the 2021 NCAA tournament field might look like. The season begins Nov. 25 and NCAA.com basketball expert Andy Katz has released his first projected bracket for 2021 March Madness.

Here are his top 10 seeds, or first ten in, which be breaks down on this week’s March Madness 365 podcast:

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Villanova
  4. Illinois
  5. Iowa
  6. Wis...
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The start of Western Illinois’ NCAA tournament run in Year 23, continued

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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.

We pick up with the Leathernecks in the first round of the 2030 NCAA tournament. But first, here’s a recap of everything that happened this season.

  • Last season ended in a heartbreaker for Western Illinois: we lost in the national championship game in the final seconds, and then saw our three best juniors leave early for the NBA draft. We would begin the new season with only one returning starter.
  • We struggled in ...
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The 9 active DI men’s basketball coaches who won the NCAA tournament as players

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THE 9 ACTIVE COACHES WHO WON THE NCAA TOURNAMENT AS PLAYERS

When the 2020-21 college basketball season tips off Nov. 25, there will be nine head coaches roaming the sidelines who better understand the grind of a full season than most. That’s because these coaches won NCAA championships as players. Here’s a little refresher on the nine active coaches who cut the nets down at the Final Four.

First a TL/DR version:

  • Steve Alford, Indiana (1987) — Nevada head coach
  • Kenny Blakeney, Duke (1992) — Howard head coach
  • Juan Dixon, Maryland (2002) — Coppin State head coach
  • Patrick Ewing, Georgetown (1984) — Georgetown head coach
  • Bobby Hurley, Duke (1991,1992) — Arizona State head coach
  • Steve Masiello, Kentucky (1998) — Manhattan head coach
  • Wes Miller, North Carolina (2...
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New Secret Base merch is here!

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What’s up everyone! Welcome back to the best website on the planet. We had a great first month, creating boatloads of content and interacting with you all in the comments. Y’all also seemed to like the three items we launched our store with. If you made a purchase, thank you for supporting Secret Base.

If you, didn’t, that’s ok too. We appreciate you reading! But here’s a gentle REMINDER: The Seattle Baseball poster is a limited edition release and your last day to buy it is SEPTEMBER 30TH. Don’t say I didn’t give you a heads up because I just did. Just now.

Also, In celebration of 20K20 starting, We’re adding THREE NEW ITEMS to the store! Check them out!

If you buy this shirt and someone asks you “What year is it?” as a joke, I want you gu...

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College basketball rankings: Gonzaga leads latest preseason Power 36

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Men’s Basketball

Sept. 24, 2020

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga leads latest preseason Power 36

Sept. 24, 2020

NCAA.com correspondent Andy Katz names his latest preseason Power 36 rankings for the 2020-21 men’s basketball season. Katz also answers several fan questions about the upcoming season.

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ANDY KATZ | NCAA.COM CORRESPONDENT | AUGUST 11, 2020

Gonzaga, Baylor lead 1st Power 36 college basketball rankings for 2020-21

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GONZAGA, BAYLOR LEAD FIRST POWER 36 COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS FOR 2020-21 SEASON

Here is my first Power 36 look at the 2020-21 season. The NBA draft is likely going to extend deep into the summer, possibly the fall...

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NBA playoff bracket 2020: Updated TV schedule, scores, results for the conference finals

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And then there were four. After a month and a half of competition inside the NBA’s “bubble,” the race for the 2020 championship is down to the Celtics, Heat, Lakers and Nuggets.

Los Angeles and Miami were able to cruise through the second round of the playoffs, but Boston and Denver had to go the full seven games in order to advance to the Eastern and Western Conference finals. Now these contenders find themselves just four wins away from the NBA Finals.

Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the conference finals, including TV schedules for both series.

MORE: Watch select NBA playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

NBA playoff bracket 2020

The 2020 NBA playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.

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Western Illinois, Year 23, 2029-2030

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.

Before we start Year 23, here’s a recap of everything that happened last season.

  • Coming off a disappointing loss in the round of 32 to No. 1 seed Xavier last season, the Leathernecks enter the new year ranked No. 19 in the preseason polls. We went 6-5 in the non-conference schedule before sweeping the Summit League and winning the conference tournament once again. We earned a No...
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When does the 2020-21 college basketball season start?

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NCAA announces new start date for 2020-21 college basketball season

The Orange practice at the Greensboro Coliseum

The Orange practice at the Greensboro Coliseum March 10, 2020, as they prepare for the ACC Tournament . Syracuse will play the winner of the Virginia Tech-North Carolina game.

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Syracuse, N.Y. ? The NCAA’s Division I Council approved a new start date of Nov. 25 for the beginning of the 2020-21 college basketball season.

The NCAA confirmed the decision in a release on its website Wednesday night.

The regular season, which was originally scheduled to begin on Nov. 10, is being pushed back to help schools cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nov...

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