2020 NFL roster cuts: Our 32 takeaways include odd moves for Cowboys and Raiders, kicker questions and more

Our look at all 32 teams on cut day, including a surprising Packers move at receiver and a head-scratching Raiders trade
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Whicker: Baffert, Authentic handle the ups and downs, win the Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs nearly turned into Planet Of The Horses on Saturday. Thousand Words reared up in the paddock and fell on his side, sending Jimmy Barnes, Bob Baffert’s faithful assistant, into an ambulance with a broken arm. His stablemate Authentic then held off Tiz The Law, the 4-to-5 favorite, to win, thereby sending the betting public into a ticket-tearing funk. Of the 14 horses on the card at the time, only one favorite had won. Then they placed the garland of roses on Authentic in the winne...
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Mike Trout belts 300th career homer, and Jo Adell collects walk-off in wild Angels victory

ANAHEIM — From Tim Salmon to Mike Trout to Jo Adell, there are bonds linking the past, present and future of the Angels. It all came together neatly on Saturday, when Trout blasted the 300th homer of his career, passing Salmon for the franchise all-time record. The Angels were able to celebrate with a wild 10-9 victory over the Houston Astros, however, in large part because of Adell, who robbed a homer in the first, hit a game-tying homer in the fourth and had a two-run walk-off single to win it...
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Mike Trout belts 300th career homer as Angels win wild game over Astros

ANAHEIM — The Angels bullpen clearly doesn’t want Mike Trout to able to celebrate a homer milestone without a sweat. Trout set the Angels franchise record with his 300th career homer in the  third inning, but the Angels bullpen blew a late lead before the hitters rallied to get the Angels a wild 10-9 victory over the Houston Astros in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. A night earlier, when Trout tied Tim Salmon for the franchise record, the Angels let a late three-run lead get away b...
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2020 Fantasy Football: How are fans approaching their draft? SB Nation Reacts gives us a little insight

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Dolphins fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. W
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Instability means Bartomeu’s victory over Messi may prove hollow

Madrid (AFP) – An unexpected winner in 2015 and Barcelona’s bad guy in 2020, the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu might feel some satisfaction after winning his showdown with Lionel Messi.  The last year has... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Hasse: Assembly Bill 323 a respite for local news, but more work remains to be done

This past week, I received a tremendous number of notes from readers like you expressing support for Assembly Bill 323, the Save Local Journalism Act. Interestingly, I also received comments asking why we felt newspapers should receive an exception from Assembly Bill 5, the so-called “gig law,” when many other industries are also hotly contesting that bill. If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to comment on both points. First, the good news. Last Monday, the California Senate voted 39-0 to pass AB323 ...
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Lakers seek answers for Rockets after another Game 1 loss

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Time off, it seems, does not suit the Lakers. For the second time, the Lakers had six days off going into a Game 1 while their opponent had played just two days before. And both times, against the Trail Blazers and then the Rockets, they looked like the slower, less-prepared team.  Even though the Rockets are the NBA’s smallest team on paper, the Lakers seemed overwhelmed by their speed – something Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said he doesn’t think will happen quite on that ...
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Counter hit

Is a counter hit basically a drive. I heard that drive and counter hit are the same.
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Rams’ final cuts leave them with a ‘youthful’ roster

Kids today. They’ve seen so much. A parent’s lament is a football coach’s reason for confidence in the case of Sean McVay and the Rams, who unveiled a roster for the 2020 season on Saturday that trends toward well-seasoned youth. Of the 53 players on the Rams’ active roster after a final round of cuts, 26 are going into their first or second NFL season, including at least a half-dozen in line for starting jobs or backup roles at spotlight positions. The team will depend on them instead of vetera...
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Jason Holder trumps Andre Russell's onslaught to leave Jamaica Tallawahs with tough semi-final

Jermaine Blackwood top-scored with 74 on a rare high-scoring day in the CPL, but the Tridents chased the runs
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Want to protect lives, reduce COVID and save money? Reform probation

California has been reeling this summer – battered by public unrest over abuses in the criminal justice system and the nation’s highest number of COVID-19 infections. Fortunately, California just passed legislation that will address both issues by fixing the worst parts of the state’s probation system. Most Californians don’t think about probation very much or very often. But probation is a massive surveillance system that functions like a spider’s web of Catch 22s – often undermining people’s b...
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The importance of school choice is clearer than ever

With each passing day, California’s political and educational establishments dramatize the importance of school choice. Even for those without children in public schools, supporting parental authority would help produce better-educated youths to enter the workforce and participate in a prosperous, and evolving, economy. Traditional public schools get guaranteed funding and have a captive customer base – laws require youths to attend school. That isn’t lost on the teachers unions, which dominate ...
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Record heat across Southern California brings with it brush fires, power outages

Power outages, a rapidly spreading brush fire and plenty of record-breaking temperatures greeted Southern California on the first of a two-day Labor Day weekend heat wave. Despite the call for a Flex Alert between 3 and 9 p.m. Saturday, several customers in Los Angeles and Riverside counties lost power in sweltering heat, with many not anticipated to have it restored until after sundown, officials said. Extreme record breaking temps and energy demand has caused some equip to overload and power ...
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Photos: Mike Trout breaks Angels’ HR record with No. 300

Looking back at some of Mike Trout’s career home runs through photos: Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Andrelton Simmons, left, and Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Houston Astros, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout hits a double during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Hous...
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Dodgers’ Will Smith strike-zone management shows maturity

LOS ANGELES — In some alternate reality in a different dimension, Will Smith is tearing it up. In this world, the Dodgers’ young catcher does rank among the elite hitters in a few measurements. According to Statcast and Baseball Info Solutions, Smith’s average exit velocity of 94.3 is third in the majors behind only Miguel Sano and Fernando Tatis Jr. His barrel percentage of 16.7 is tied for 20th in the majors with, oh, Mike Trout and a few others. As a result, his “expected batting average” – a...
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Residents flock to LA County beaches, parks to stay cool – with worried officials on watch

As triple-digit heat shattered records around Southern California, throngs flocked to beaches and parks across Los Angeles County on Saturday, Sept. 5. The annual Labor Day weekend cool-off sparked concern this year among public health officials, who fear a rerun of the coronavirus resurgence launched by the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays, which led to dramatic spikes in virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. All three of those metrics have been trending downward in recent weeks in ...
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Where to find Switzerland vs. Germany on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Switzerland vs. Germany in the US, we have all of the details for you about the UEFA Nations League match. League: UEFA Nations League Genre:... Visit for the rest of the story.
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USA Gymnastics places restrictions on Azarian coaches amid abuse allegations

USA Gymnastics has placed interim basis restrictions on three coaches at Azarian Gymnastics, an Orange County club owned and operated by former Olympic champion Eduard Azarian, after the national governing body received multiple allegations of physical, verbal and emotional abuse against the coaches, according to a USA Gymnastics letter obtained by the Southern California News Group. USA Gymnastics will announce the measures Tuesday, according to the letter written by Mark Busby, the organizatio...
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Firefighters gain control of blaze near Porter Ranch homes; evacuations halted

Los Angeles city firefighters were able to gain the upper hand over a brush fire that burned near Porter Ranch homes on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. After the fire began to burn about 3:40 p.m. at 18600 West Rinaldi Street, the blaze quickly charred through 5 acres, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. LAPD officers had begun to evacuate homes in the area as 135 firefighters on the ground and in the air battled the fire, fire authorities said. Within 20 minutes, fire crews slowed the p...
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Angels manager Joe Maddon wants impending free agent Andrelton Simmons to stay

ANAHEIM — If it were up to Joe Maddon, Andrelton Simmons would be back with the Angels next year. “How could you not love Andrelton Simmons playing shortstop for you?” Maddon said before Saturday’s doubleheader. “I always want to wish whomever the best for them and their family. I’m not here to negotiate for Andrelton or against the Angels. He’s just a really good baseball player that I think any team would love to have.” Simmons, who turned 31 on Friday, will be a free agent at the end of the s...
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Laureano Homers As A’s Get Back On Track To Beat Padres 8-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano homered to help Sean Manaea win his third straight start, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Saturday. Matt Olson hit a two-run triple and new addition Tommy La Stella had an RBI double for the A’s, pounded 7-0 on Friday night as they returned to the field following four postponed games because of Daniel Mengden’s positive coronavirus test. Manaea (3-2) allowed one run and four hits over five i...
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Kentucky Derby: Authentic shocks Tiz the Law in historic upset

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authentic led all the way to win a Kentucky Derby unlike any other, kicking away from heavy favorite Tiz the Law in the stretch and giving Bob Baffert a record-tying sixth victory Saturday after the trainer’s other entry was a late scratch. Authentic won by 1 1/4 lengths without the usual crowd of 150,000 on hand at Churchill Downs because of the coronavirus pandemic. The bay colt ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.61 under John Velazquez, who earned his third Derby victory. Sent off at 3...
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Del Mar horse racing consensus picks for Sunday, Sept. 6

The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Sunday, September 6 for racing at Del Mar. Trouble viewing on mobile device? Enjoy the consensus horse racing picks online? Subscribe Related Articles Whicker: Will one Churchill Downs upset lead to another? Tiz the Law headlines a unique, quiet Kentucky Derby Del Mar horse racing co...
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Miami Dolphins are now at 53 man roster but more changes coming

The Miami Dolphins and the rest of the NFL are now at 53 man rosters but that will change. For the Miami Dolphins, the turnover will continue tomorrow as the team fills out their practice squad and likely add free agents. With hundreds of p
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Miami Dolphins initial 2020 53-man roster

The Miami Dolphins have finished trimming their 53-man roster (for now). With today's 4PM EST roster cut deadline having come and gone, Miami has their initial active roster for the the 2020 NFL season. From here, the Dolphins will be looki
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Transfer rumours: Thiago, Bale, Wijnaldum, Ampadu, Griezmann, Pogba

Thiago dismisses Premier League interest, Bale could still leave Real, Liverpool put £15m tag on midfielder, plus more.
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LA County reports its 6,000th coronavirus death

While recent coronavirus statistics continued to provide signs of hope, Los Angeles County got a grim reminder on Saturday, Sept. 5, that the pandemic is far from over, as public health officials reported the county’s 6,000th COVID-19-related death. In all, county officials reported 1,196 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 more deaths Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 247,542 cases and exactly 6,000 fatalities. Health officials sadly marked the milestone, while urging residents to celebrate th...
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One nasty word for today’s graduates: Plastics

You remember the scene, from one of everyone’s favorite movies, “The Graduate” of 1967, set right here in Pasadena after smart but aimless Benjamin Braddock comes home from college in the East. (The 1963 novel it was based on was by Charles Webb, who recently died; he was from South Pasadena and had himself just graduated from Williams. Mrs. Robinson was probably real.) Benjamin’s parents are having a party to fete him, and a concerned, square elder approaches: Mr. McGuire: I want to say one wor...
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Clippers vs. Nuggets live updates: Game 2 from the NBA bubble

The Los Angeles Clippers face the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at 6 p.m., Saturday. The Clippers lead the series 1-0. We’ll have live updates from pregame through the final postgame press conference, featuring sports reporters from the Southern California News Group and the Denver Post. A Twitter List by JHWreporter Related Articles Denver’s Malone calls ‘shame’ on NBA for not allowing coaches to invite their families to bubble ...
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