Day: July 1, 2021

1 Word Used To Describe Packers’ Talks With Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Philadelphia.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Philadelphia.

Friday, July 2 is the deadline for NFL players to opt out of the 2021 season and still retain a good portion of their salaries. And the Green Bay Packers have been working to ensure that quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t take that route.

Appearing on SportsCenter on Thursday, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported that there have been talks between Rodgers and the Packers ahead of the deadline. He made it clear that those talks are “early” and that “nothing substantial” has been done.

But they are talking. And that’s bigger news than arguably anything we’ve heard in months.

Rodgers has until tomorrow to opt out of the 2021 NFL season. However, there have been no reports indicating that he intends to do so.

If he doesn’t, Rodgers will potentially start facing significant fines for failing to show up to mandatory events

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Shohei Ohtani Had The Worst Start Of His Career Tonight

Shohei Ohtani warms up in the outfield before a game for the Angels.

Shohei Ohtani warms up in the outfield before a game for the Angels.

Shohei Ohtani’s brilliance both at the plate and on the mound has been one of the marvels of the 2021 MLB season. However, his performance on Wednesday was almost the complete opposite.

Ohtani struggled mightily in his start on the road against the New York Yankees earlier tonight. The Los Angeles Angels ace gave up seven earned runs in the first inning, as the Yankees were able to bat through their lineup. Ohtani lacked command, throwing just 20 of his 41 pitches for strikes and giving up four walks in the brief appearance.

The Angles pulled the 26-year-old in the first inning after he recorded just two outs. He was replaced by right-hander Aaron Slegers.

The outing marked Ohtani’s worst of his career, with seven earned runs being the most he’d ever allowed in a start.

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College World Series: Mississippi State beats Vanderbilt

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 30: Kellum Clark #11 of the Mississippi St. Bulldogs celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run against the Vanderbilt Commodores  during the seventh inning during the Division I Men's Baseball Championship held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 30, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

143 years after its founding, Mississippi State has its first team championship. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The Mississippi State baseball team fell 1.2 innings short of a historic combined no-hitter. They’ll settle for the first NCAA team championship in Bulldogs history.

Riding a dominant showing on both offense and defense, Mississippi State defeated Vanderbilt 9-0 in Game 3 of the 2021 College World Series to capture the school’s first baseball title, and the school’s first title in any team sport overall. 

By the first inning, the Bulldogs were in the lead. By seventh inning, the only question remaining was if they would celebrate their win with or without the first combined no-hitter in College World Series history.

That was eventually answered in the eighth inning, when Vanderbilt shortstop Carter Young hit a one-out single to at least get the Commodores in the hit column. The score

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