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Money didn’t keep QB from transferring to Arizona State football

After reports surfaced Thursday that quarterback Jayden Daniels intended to transfer from Arizona State University, the conversation quickly moved to Spencer Rattler and how the Sun Devils could have landed the transfer from Oklahoma, but didn’t pursue him when the school received word in December that Daniels was going to return to ASU.

ESPN host and SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie, a former ASU student, tweeted out this tidbit about Rattler, a local product out of Phoenix Pinnacle High, potentially landing in Tempe.

“Rattler and his camp were asking for too much,” Barrie tweeted. “ASU passed. Find me where I gave misinformation. I believe I said: Spencer Rattler will not attend ASU? Was I wrong?”

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Rattler’s father, Michael Rattler, took issue with Barrie’s tweet, responding: “Matt you have been lying about this situation the whole

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‘I didn’t want to do it’ [Video]

Sage Steele got her COVID-19 vaccine ahead of ESPN’s mandated deadline, but only because she wanted to keep her job. The SportsCenter anchor voiced her frustration with the policy on Wednesday’s episode of the Uncut With Jay Cutler podcast.

“I got my shot today,” Steele told Cutler. “I didn’t want to do it, but I work for a company that mandates it and I had until September 30th to get it done or I’m out.”

SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele voices frustration over ESPN's vaccine mandate.

SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele voices frustration over ESPN’s vaccine mandate. (Photo: Getty Images)

The sports commentator continued, “I respect everyone’s decision, I really do, but to mandate it is sick and it’s scary to me in many ways. But, I have a job. A job that I love, and frankly, a job that I need, but again I love it. I just — I’m not surprised it got to this point, especially with Disney, I

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That Dodgers fan didn’t really throw back a Fernando Tatis Jr. home run ball

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches with outfield fans, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. solo home run, during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches as a ball hit by San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. clears the wall for a home run. The ball was caught by La Salle Prep junior Doug Pyle (in a Dodgers jersey with a face mask over his chin). (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

The Dodgers’ new “Home Run Seats” do not come with a guarantee of a home run ball. On Sunday, in the Dodgers’ nationally televised game against the San Diego Padres, one fan sitting there caught two home run balls.

No, he said, he did not throw back the one hit by Fernando Tatis Jr., despite what the broadcasters said on air and ESPN said in a tweet.

Doug Pyle, 17, is a junior at La Salle Prep in Pasadena. He and his family have gone to Dodger Stadium for years, but usually they sit along the left field

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Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend didn’t know she was a tennis star before they met and revealed he felt ‘really out of place’ at the 2019 US Open

Naomi Osaka and Cordae

Naomi Osaka and Cordae have been dating for two years. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

  • Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open on Saturday, marking her fourth Grand Slam title.

  • Osaka, 23, is in a relationship with rapper Cordae, 23.

  • The couple previously made headlines in September 2020 when Cordae cheered on Osaka at the US Open.

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Naomi Osaka’s tennis prowess is undeniable, but her boyfriend didn’t know about her success when they met.

As part of GQ’s Modern Lovers issue, Osaka and rapper Cordae got candid about navigating their relationship while making waves in their respective fields.

On Saturday, Osaka secured her fourth Grand Slam title when she defeated Jen Brady at the Australian Open. Cordae’s debut album, “The Lost Boy,” received two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for his single, “Bad

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