Month: September 2020

What the Pac-12 return means for Penei Sewell, Deommodore Lenoir, & Thomas Graham Jr.

What the Pac-12 return means for Sewell, Lenoir, & Graham Jr. originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

On Thursday, the Pac-12 was the fifth and final conference in the Power 5 to bring football back in 2020.

It’s been a long, bumpy road, but Pac-12 coaches, players and fans rejoiced in the decision that was approved. Better late than never, right? 

After months of uncertainty, some players took matters into their own hands and controlled what they could in regards to their futures. For the Oregon Ducks, those players were Penei Sewell, Deommodore Lenoir and Thomas Graham Jr.

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal joined SportsCenter on Friday morning to discuss the Pac-12’s decision to play, the excitement of his team and what comes next in Eugene, Oregon. 

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Sewell, the 2019 Outland Trophy winner

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ESPN reporter gives emotional speech about Breonna Taylor’s killing

'That could have been me': ESPN reporter gives emotional speech about Breonna Taylor's killing
‘That could have been me’: ESPN reporter gives emotional speech about Breonna Taylor’s killing

“I have prided myself in being able to be objective and cover these sorts of issues,” said ESPN reporter Malika Andrews on Wednesday, tearing up as she spoke. “But when it is so clear that the system of objectivity in journalism is so whitewashed and doesn’t account for the fact that…Breonna Taylor was 26 and I am 25, and that could have been me, it is very hard to continue to go to work.”

On March 13, Louisville police broke down 26-year-old Breonna Taylor’s door and killed her, shooting the unarmed medical worker at least eight times in her home. Yet despite widespread protests and calls for justice, a grand jury decided on Wednesday that none of the police officers involved would be charged with killing Taylor. 

Instead, a single officer, Brett Hankison, has been

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Marcus Peters’ incredible interception makes SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays

Peters’ incredible interception makes SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

On a day where several Ravens starred in Baltimore’s 33-16 victory over the Houston Texans, it was cornerback Marcus Peters who had the play of the day.

With Baltimore up 20-7 with just a few minutes before halftime, Deshaun Watson and the Texans were driving, hoping to trim the Ravens lead just before the intermission.

On first-and-10 from its own 48, Houston ran a play-action pass where Watson thought he had an open Brandin Cooks across the middle toward the left sideline. Watson fired a strike in Cooks’ direction, but never saw Peters, who came flying across the middle to intercept the pass.

Peters’ interception would not lead to any Baltimore points, but it did halt a Houston drive that perhaps could have changed the outcome of the game if the Texans had found the end

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The most bizarre stat lines in Washington Bullets/Wizards history

Most bizarre stat lines in Washington Bullets/Wizards history originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Being a Washington Wizards fan can have its ups and downs, let’s just be completely honest here. But being a Washington Bullets fan often was the same as well.

Friday night, SportsCenter’s Instagram took us all down memory lane of some of the most bizarre and ridiculous stat lines in NBA history and what would you know? Wizards/Bullets players littered all throughout.

Let’s see if you remember some of these bizarre nights for the home team.

Manute Bol – 1987

Now this was just insane. Against the Indiana Pacers back in 1987, Bullets center Manute Bol posted 10 points alongside a career-high 19 rebounds and career-high-tying 15 blocks for his only career triple-double. His performance also cemented him as the first player with multiple 15-block games in NBA history. Washington walked away victorious, 100-94.

Kenny Walker
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