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WVU football: Passing game improvements a focal point of bye week | WVU Gameday

As of this week, the good vibes stemming from the West Virginia University football team’s 27-21 double-overtime win over Baylor have faded and it’s back to the task at hand coming off a bye week for the Mountaineers.

That task is a tall one and unique one and it will begin on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as WVU (2-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) welcomes in Kansas (0-3, 0-2) for a noon kickoff. The game will air on Fox.

“It’s really unique. We’re the only ones,” WVU coach Neal Brown said of a stretch of five games in five weeks that now lies squarely in front of his team, a span that no other team in the Big 12 will face this season.

While there were obviously positive takeaways from the Mountaineers’ conquest of Baylor, there were plenty of evident deficiencies as well, particularly on offense and, more specifically,

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Passing game improvements a bye-week focus for WVU football | Sports

As of this week, the good vibes stemming from the West Virginia University football team’s 27-21 double-overtime win over Baylor have faded and it’s back to the task at hand coming off a bye week for the Mountaineers.

That task is a tall one and unique one and it will begin on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as WVU (2-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) welcomes in Kansas (0-3, 0-2) for a noon kickoff. The game will air on Fox.

“It’s really unique. We’re the only ones,” WVU coach Neal Brown said of a stretch of five games in five weeks that now lies squarely in front of his team, a span that no other team in the Big 12 will face this season.

While there were obviously positive takeaways from the Mountaineers’ conquest of Baylor, there were plenty of evident deficiencies as well, particularly on offense and, more specifically,

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The coronavirus ground game gamble hits the homestretch

MILWAUKEE — Nowhere else may the pandemic-year ground game contrast between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden be more apparent than in Wisconsin’s Waukesha County, part of the trio of suburban counties surrounding Milwaukee.

Trump won this part of the state in 2016, but his margin was significantly below that of 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. It is in counties like Waukesha — which has itself become a notorious catchword in some quarters for any potentially contest-defining bellwether area — where Biden hopes to cut into Trump’s previous margin and reclaim the state.

In late September, the Trump campaign’s website advertised a “MAGA Meet-Up” at the Republican Party of Waukesha County office to “connect with other supporters in the area and recruit new volunteers.”

Although the online description nodded to a virtual event option, it was unclear how to take advantage of it. When NBC News arrived at the office,

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UCF football kickoff time set for home game vs. Tulane

The UCF football team’s second home game of the season against Tulane on Oct. 24 will kick off at 2 p.m. and air on ESPN2.

It’s the 10th meeting in the series between the two programs, with the Knights holding a 7-2 advantage that includes last season’s 34-31 road win.

There will be limited attendance at all UCF home games this season due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Knights will welcome 25% capacity at the Bounce House, limiting the crowds to a little more than 11,000.

The announced crowd for the home opener against Tulsa on Oct. 3 was 8,874.

UCF looks to start a new winning streak at home after the Golden Hurricane snapped the program’s 21-game streak with a 34-26 win. The Knights are 4-0 against Tulane in the Bounce House.

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LOOK: Yankees’ Brett Gardner robs Rays’ Randy Arozarena of home run in ALDS Game 5

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Rare is the pitcher who’s been able to keep Randy Arozarena of the Rays in check this postseason, so Yankees fly-catcher Brett Gardner decided to take on the mission himself. In the sixth inning of Friday night’s decisive ALDS Game 5 (NYY-TB GameTracker), Arozarena appeared to have homered off New York ace Gerrit Cole to break a 1-1 tie. 

However, Gardner out in left field was unwilling to accommodate: 

That left Arozarena’s bat at 99.6 mph and with a launch angle of 38 degrees. That launch angle is a little higher than optimal, and in this instance it was probably high enough to get caught up in the San Diego evening marine layer. Arozarena appeared to think it was gone off the bat, but that turned out to be not the case by a hairsbreadth or so. 

Anyhow, that’s not the typical home run robbery, as Gardner didn’t undertake the

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Rays knock off Yankees in do-or-die Game 5, advance to ALCS

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SportsPulse: The Tampa Bay Rays dispatched the New York Yankees and will now face the Houston Astros in an ALCS which promises to feature a lot of fire power.

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SAN DIEGO — They could walk the city streets in the Gaslamp Quarter and not a soul would recognize them.

They are as anonymous as the seafood taco vendors in town.

They are the Tampa Bay Rays, and you better start to get to know them.

The Rays finally knocked off the bullies off the AL East, the New York Yankees, 2-1, Friday night, advancing to the American League Championship Series for only the second time in franchise history.

And, oh, how it was only fitting that Mike Brosseau was the hero, hitting the biggest home run in Rays’ history off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in a 10-pitch at-bat in the eighth inning.

It was a month ago,

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Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez crush home runs before ALDS Game 2

SAN DIEGO — Watch Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hammer balls out of Petco Park during batting practice before Game 2 of the ALDS vs. the Rays.

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21 BUMP STREET: At 21 years, 140 days old, RHP Deivi García will be the youngest pitcher in franchise history to start a postseason game (previous: Whitey Ford at 21 years, 351 days old in 1950 World Series Game 4 vs. Philadelphia) and the third-youngest Yankee to pitch in a playoff game (Phil Hughes, 21 years, 102 days old for Game 1 of the 2007 ALDS at Cleveland and 21 years, 105 days old in Game 3 of that series and Tom Morgan, 21 years, 137 days old for Game 1 of the 1951 World Series vs. the New

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MLS game result New York City FC 3, Inter Miami 2

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Inter Miami forward Gonzalo Higuain (9) reacts after the end of his match against New York City FC an MLS soccer match at Inter Miami CF Stadium on Saturday, October 3, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inter Miami lost the match 3 to 2.

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Gonzalo Higuain had an eventful home debut for Inter Miami against New York City FC on Saturday night, but Miami lost 3-2 and the $7 million Argentine forward remains goalless and winless in two games with his new team.

The skies unloaded a driving rainstorm onto the Fort Lauderdale stadium late in the game, leaving the Inter Miami players drenched and demoralized as they left the field.

To make matters worse, coach Diego Alonso confirmed after the game that they will lose midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro for the next “four or five games” as he travels to Netherlands to play two friendlies with

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LOOK: The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’ welcomes first son with wife

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Kelsey Henson (L) and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson with their first son. Image: Instagam/@thorbjornsson

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as The Mountain in “Game of Thrones”, has welcomed his first son with wife Kelsey Henson.

Henson gave birth to their baby boy on Sept. 26, as per the actor’s Instagram post yesterday, Sept. 28. The proud father also recalled the day of his son’s birth alongside photos of the two of them in sweet moments with Henson.

He explained that Henson woke him at 6 a.m. since she had been already losing water. As she continued to experience stronger contractions, their midwife advised them to go to a birthing center.

The couple arrived at the clinic before 9:00 a.m. and Henson immediately asked for the birthing pool. When she finally sat in the tub, she quickly began pushing.

“Things escalated super quickly. Throughout it all she did amazing,” Björnsson said. “She

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Game time at new-look Hackley Stadium: Watch time-lapse video of $1 million renovation

MUSKEGON – Shane Fairfield was 9 years old when he played his first football game at Hackley Stadium.

Several years later, the memory is still vivid for Muskegon High School’s 11th-year head coach. The stadium, however, looks a bit different.

“That was exciting because I felt like I was in the Big House (at University of Michigan). I mean, being a 9-year-old kid going through that tunnel and seeing the field and there’s no track around it and that kind of stuff, I was blown away then,” Fairfield recalled earlier this week, as he prepared his Big Reds (1-0, 1-0 OK Green Conference) for their big crosstown matchup against Mona Shores (1-0, 1-0).

At 7 tonight, the Big Reds will finally get the opportunity to play in their upgraded, century-old stadium. As fate would have it, the rival Sailors will be on the opposing sideline.

Muskegon High School has been

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