Year: 2021

2021 WNBA Playoffs first-round takeaways: Mercury escape in thriller over Liberty; Sky pull away from Wings

The 2021 WNBA Playoffs got underway on Thursday night with the single-elimination first round, and the second game of the doubleheader between the Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty was a showcase for this format. After a thrilling, back-and-forth fourth quarter, the Mercury escaped with an 83-82 win thanks to a last-second free throw by Brianna Turner.

Skylar Diggins Smith went for 22 points, four rebounds and five assists, while Brittney Griner added 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. But it was Sophie Cunningham who stole the show, stepping up in the absence of Diana Taurasi to bury six 3-pointers en route to a career-high 21 points. 

The first game of the night was not quite so dramatic. While the Chicago Sky did allow the Dallas Wings to get back in the game in the second half, they pulled away in the fourth quarter to make sure they would

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Photo Of High School Football Player’s Sportsmanship Going Viral

Three footballs next to a pylon

Three footballs next to a pylon

In most instances within sports, an opposing player going down with an injury during play is an opportunity to take a big advantage. But at a recent high school football game, one player saw an injured opponent as an opportunity to do something nice.

During a recent high school football game in Iowa between Charles City and New Hampton, wide receiver Mario Hoefer of Charles City was photographed helping out New Hampton’s Carter Steinlage, who’s leg was cramping during the game. The photo has since gone viral.

“I knew exactly how that felt,” Hoefer said, via the GlobeGazette. “My first reaction was, ‘Okay there’s no trainers over here yet.’ So I’m about to help stretch him out. I did that for a bit and waited for the trainers to come over.”

ESPN SportsCenter called what Hoefer did “true sportsmanship” and shared the

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Najee Harris’ Insane Stiff-Arm Is Going Viral

Najee Harris running the ball for the Steelers.

Najee Harris running the ball for the Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Alabama RB Najee Harris in the first round in part because they believed he could be the next Derrick Henry. After this stiff arm from Harris, it looks like they may have been right on the money.

In the first half of today’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Harris took the ball up the right sideline and came face-to-face with a Raiders defender. That Raiders player quickly regretted trying to tackle Harris high.

Harris stuck out his left arm shoved the defender away like he was pushing over a rack of clothing. The defender was turned completely onto his back as Harris kept running with the ball.

Harris was eventually tackled and taken down. But not before a big gain.

Najee Harris was a dominating force at Alabama between 2019 and 2020. Last year he finished

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Damien Harris shares insight on how Nick Saban prepared him for NFL

Damien Harris didn’t have a spectacular performance in Week 1 of the young NFL season, only mustering up 62 yards on 16 carries. He also recorded his first career fumble in his NFL debut.

This past Sunday against the Dolphins, however, he would not make the same mistake. Harris managed to reach the century mark for the first time, of many to come, in his short NFL career, rushing for 100 yards on 23 totes. While he couldn’t find the end zone, the impact he had was apparent in a 17-16 win for the New England Patriots.

In an interview with SportsCenter on ESPN, Harris was asked about how his time at Alabama prepared him for play at the next level, and here is what he had to say:

“100 percent, everybody knows that Coach Belichick and Coach Saban are pretty close, so they run their ships pretty much

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