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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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August 10th, 2020

It was great seeing the NBA, MLB and NHL taking over most of the sports headlines. 

Luka Doncic put on a special performance vs. the Bucks. He went for 36 points, 19 assists and 14 rebounds in an OT win over Milwaukee. Mark Cuban had to be thrilled with that effort!

TJ Warren keeps on putting up special numbers. He keyed a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Las Vegas Golden Knights secured the top seeds in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blackhawks, Coyotes and Canadiens scored early series upsets.

The Florida Marlins have been a big early surprise in baseball.

College football saw the MAC cancel its season.

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August 3rd, 2020

It was a busy week for sports. The NBA came back and there were several great games. TJ Warren of the Pacers had 53 points in a win over the Sixers. The Rockets beat the Mavericks in a wild game. The Celtic edged the Blazers. The Raptors beat the Lakers.

The NHL postseason started and there were early upsets. The Blackhawks beat the Oilers. The Coyotes turned the Predators.

Justin Thomas won the Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational. 

Oklahoma gave Lincoln Riley a six-year contract extension. The Chargers gave Joey Bosa a five-year contract extension.

The Pac-10 went to a conference-only football schedule for this season.

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