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September 14th, 2020

The NFL season started with Patrick Mahomes leading Kansas City past Houston. Then the Tom Brady-Drew Brees matchup was the headline on Sunday, with the Saints getting the win. DeAndre Hopkins had 14 caches for 151 yards in Arizona’s upset of San Francisco.

Miami dominated top-seeded Milwaukee in its Eastern Conference series.

Naomi Osaka impressed on and off the court in winning the US Open. Domenic Thiem won the men’s singles in a five-set final.

College football had a few surprises. Louisiana won at Iowa State. Kansas State lost to Arkansas State. Coastal Carolina won at Kansas.

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September 7th, 2020

A busy sports week with NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL news, US Open tennis and PGA.

The Bucks stayed alive with a win over the Heat Sunday. Boston won two of three from Toronto. The West is tight early. The NY Islanders, Tampa Bay, Dallas and Las Vegas made the NHL’s final four.

The Yankees have really struggled lately, losing again Sunday vs. Baltimore. The AL Central remains an incredible race.

Novak Djokovic was disqualified in a stunning turn at the US Open. American women have been a pleasant surprise as Jen Brady and Shelby Rogers have moved on. 

Mike Trout hit his 300th HR. The Rays moved further ahead in the Al East. 

Adrian Peterson landed in Detroit. Leonard Fournette became a Buc.

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August 31st, 2020

Protests for social justice dominated sports during the week. Games were postponed/cancelled in the NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, MLS, ATP and WTA.

When play resumed, the Lakers and Bucks moved onto the next round of the playoffs. King James and Anthony Davis combined for 79 points as the Lakers dispatched Portland (minus Damian Lillard) in five games. The Clippers also eliminated the Mavericks and Luka Doncic.

Tough week for NBA coaches. The Sixers fired Brett Brown while the Pacers fired coach Nate McMillan.

I’m sorry to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Lute Olson, an icon at Iowa and Arizona.I loved doing his games at ESPN through the years. I called Lute the Frank Lloyd Wright of coaching for building a first class program .Please God May Lute RIP. 

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August 24th, 2020

Luka Doncic had a special game, 43-17-13 and the winning shot against the Clippers.

The San Diego Padres extended their win streak to seven games.

Dustin Johnson was so impressive at the Northern Trust event.

The Celtics swept the Sixers.

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August 17, 2020

It was great sports week.

The Portland Trail Blazers earned the last playoff spot, beating Memphis in a play-in. Next up, the Lakers and it will not be easy for LeBron and company. Damian Lillard scored 61 vs. Dallas,

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets took a NHL playoff game into the fifth overtime. 

It was also a tough sports week. The Big Ten and Pac-12 cancelled football for the 2020 season. The Pac-12 also cut the first two months of college basketball.

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