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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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Sports, Music Tie-Ups at All-Time High as Industries Cast Wide Net

In recent weeks, Drake “hackedESPN’s SportsCenter to announce the date of his forthcoming album release, Certified Lover Boy. Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard appeared in the multi-platinum award winning artist’s newly released “Way 2 Sexy” video. The Worldwide Leader announced Drake would be curating the music for 10 select Monday Night Football games throughout the 2021 season (starting with last Monday’s Baltimore Ravens-Las Vegas Raiders clash). Meanwhile Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard released his fourth album (under the alias Dame D.O.L.L.A.), and rapper Yo Gotti bought an ownership stake in D.C. United.

If it seems like the convergence between sports and music is at an all-time high, those at the intersection say that’s because it is. TrillerNet (the parent company for Triller, Triller Fight Club, Verzuz, FITE and Amplify.ai) CEO Mahi de Silva explained the desire to appeal to as wide an

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Kentucky Class 4A high school football preseason poll for 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories ranking Kentucky’s high school football teams class by class, according to voting by the class’s coaches.

It didn’t take long for Coach Justin Haddix to adjust to the high expectations that go along with leading the storied Boyle County football program in Title Town.

The first-year coach led the Rebels to their ninth state championship.

And, guess what? Boyle County comes into 2021 ranked as Class 4A’s No. 1 team, according to coaches responding to the @HLpreps Preseason Football Survey. Boyle County received 19 of the 26 No. 1 votes cast.

There are plenty of contenders who have other ideas. Johnson Central got three No. 1 nods and is always a threat. Franklin County, last year’s runner-up, and Lexington Catholic got two No. 1 votes each.

Here are the preseason top 10 teams in the Kentucky High School Athletic

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No. 1 High School Recruit Jalen Duren Announces Commitment

An aerial shot of Memphis' basketball court.

An aerial shot of Memphis’ basketball court.

Jalen Duren, a five-star center, announced his commitment on Friday night. It turns out he’s taking his talents to Memphis to join Penny Hardaway‘s program.

Duren was originally slated to be part of the 2022 recruiting class, but he has decided to reclassify so he can play at Memphis this upcoming season.

Miami, Kentucky, the G-League and the NBL in Australia were all considered finalists for Duren. It was Memphis’ ability to develop young talent, however, that made Duren commit to the Tigers.

It also doesn’t hurt that Hardaway was a fantastic NBA player who can relate to talented recruits like Duren.

“The developmental aspect attracted me to Memphis,” Duren said, via ESPN. “I feel their plan for me both on and off the court fit me best — to help me as an all-around player on the court and

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