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James Wiseman, Tyrese Haliburton among five players primed to take a third-year leap
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James Wiseman, Tyrese Haliburton among five players primed to take a third-year leap

When we talk about an NBA player taking a "leap" it could refer to a number of things. Depending on the player it could be taking a leap to become an All-Star, or jumping from solid role player to nightly starter. For some, it may mean taking that leap to solidify your place in the league. It's a general term used to describe when a player has really arrived in the NBA, and it's often associated with a player's third year as a pro. It's not a hard and fast guideline, but it's a good measuring stick to see how a player's doing after two seasons of getting acclimated. Think of Paul George when he went from averaging 12.1 points a night in his second season with the Indiana Pacers to putting up nearly 18 points a nigh...
2022 WWE Hell in a Cell predictions, card, matches, start time, PPV preview, date, location
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2022 WWE Hell in a Cell predictions, card, matches, start time, PPV preview, date, location

It's almost time for the return of one of WWE's most iconic structures. Hell in a Cell goes down on Sunday from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.The match card is almost entirely made up of Raw superstars. The lone match from SmackDown features Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin throwing down in a No Holds Barred match. The main event is expected to be Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins battling it out inside the Hell in a Cell structure.Plus, Edge and his new faction, Judgement Day, are back in a six-person tag match when they take on AJ Styles, Finn Balor and Liv Morgan. Edge teams with Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley as they look to continue their run of terror over other teams.Let's take a closer look at who our CBS Spor...
Former unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko eyeing an October return to the ring
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Former unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko eyeing an October return to the ring

Getty Images After choosing to remain in his native Ukraine during the early days of Russia's invasion, Vasiliy Lomachenko now appears ready to begin preparing for a return to the ring. Top Rank president Todd DuBoef told both Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole and ESPN's Brett Okamoto that Lomachenko has contacted his promoters at Top Rank and stated he wants to fight as soon as October.Lomachenko was set to face George Kambosos Jr. for the undisputed lightweight championship earlier this year...
Buccaneers’ Ryan Jensen carted off during practice; severity of Pro Bowl center’s knee injury unknown
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Buccaneers’ Ryan Jensen carted off during practice; severity of Pro Bowl center’s knee injury unknown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen was carted off the field during Thursday's training camp practice. Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles revealed during his press conference that Jensen suffered a knee injury, but did not go into detail. Jensen is currently undergoing tests on his left knee and the severity of the injury is not yet known.Bowles did not have much information on the injury, saying, "All I know right now is he went down with a knee," and adding when they know the severity of the injury they will "go from there."CBS Sports'...
The Kevin Durant and Juan Soto trade markets are not that different
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The Kevin Durant and Juan Soto trade markets are not that different

Happy Tuesday, everyone.Let's get right to it. Good morning to everyone but especially to... THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS...The MLB trade deadline is one week away, and there's one name everyone's watching: Juan Soto. There's also one team reportedly viewed as the potential favorite to get him: the St. Louis Cardinals.St. Louis has emerged to the front of the pack thanks to a deep farm system and a plethora of young, talented players who have already reached the bigs. Here's a list of the names floating around:And let's not forget the Cardinals have traded for some superstars recently: Nolan Arenado two offseasons ago and Paul Goldschmidt in 2018. For all those reasons and more, St. Louis has climbed to No. 1 in our bas...
2022 WWE Hell in a Cell card, matches, rumors, predictions, match card, start time, date, location
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2022 WWE Hell in a Cell card, matches, rumors, predictions, match card, start time, date, location

Hell in a Cell returns on June 5 when WWE brings the annual event -- and the Cell -- to Allstate Arena just outside of Chicago. Hell in a Cell is one of WWE's most iconic matches, with every match inside the structure having the potential to provide moments that will live on in WWE history.The card is mostly set just about all of the action expected to take place from the Raw brand. Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins are the only ones expected to face off inside the namesake structure as they meet for the third straight PPV event. Plus, the Raw women's title is on the line when champion Bianca Belair battles both Asuka and Becky Lynch in a triple threat match. The other big match features two of the biggest superstars on...
Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas: Fight prediction, undercard, start time, odds, preview, Showtime Boxing
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Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas: Fight prediction, undercard, start time, odds, preview, Showtime Boxing

On Saturday night, WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo will look to prove his title reign is no fluke when he battles Rey Vargas. The action goes down from the Alamodome in San Antonio (9 p.m. ET, Showtime).Magsayo (24-0, 16 KO) won his title in January, taking a majority decision against Gary Russell Jr. Russell entered the fight stating he was dealing with a right shoulder injury. That was very much on display throughout the fight as Russell fought basically one-handed. Still, the fight was close throughout as Magsayo repeatedly moved to Russell's left, allowing Russell to use the one hand he truly had available as a weapon throughout.In the end, Magsayo was able to do enough to edge out the decision, remain ...
Falcons name Marcus Mariota starting quarterback after first day of training camp
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Falcons name Marcus Mariota starting quarterback after first day of training camp

After one day of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have settled on the team's new starting quarterback. The job will go to Marcus Mariota, the former No. 2 overall pick who is entering his first season with the franchise. With Mariota tabbed as the starter, rookie Desmond Ridder, the 74th overall pick in the year's draft, will serve as Atlanta's backup quarterback. "Obviously, we've got a plan for each of them. Marcus is the starter," said Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London, via The Athletic. "That's how we're going into this thing." ...
Thunder hire Chip Engelland, NBA’s top shooting coach who spent 17 years with Spurs, per report
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Thunder hire Chip Engelland, NBA’s top shooting coach who spent 17 years with Spurs, per report

Getty Images The Oklahoma City Thunder are hiring top shooting coach Chip Engelland, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Rarely does a shooting coach hire warrant news coverage, but Engelland is an exception for a variety of reasons. For the past two decades, he has been perhaps the NBA's best shot doctor. After brief stints in Detroit and Denver, Engelland landed in San Antonio in 2005 and had been there ever since. In that time, he helped a number of players become significantly better...
Vince McMahon steps down as WWE CEO and chairman during investigation of alleged misconduct
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Vince McMahon steps down as WWE CEO and chairman during investigation of alleged misconduct

As an investigation takes place into allegations of misconduct by Vince McMahon, the WWE CEO and chairman has voluntarily stepped down from his position. Stephanie McMahon, Vince's daughter, will step into the roles as interim CEO and chairman for the duration of the investigation, the company announced on Friday.The investigation centers around a $3 million hush money payment from McMahon to a former employee with whom he allegedly had an affair. The Wall Street Journal broke the story on Wednesday, stating that the separation agreement with the fo...