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Unvaccinated MLB players will not be allowed to play in Canada

The collective bargaining agreement that ended Major League Baseball’s 99-day lockout includes a new policy affecting players who are not vaccinated for COVID-19, sources say. A veteran player and an MLB executive tell SportsCenter 5’s Duke Castiglione that unvaccinated players are not be allowed to play in Canada and, under the new CBA, the unvaccinated players will not be paid or earn service time for those games. Other changes in the deal include allowing teams to have advertising on uniforms and helmets for the first time which could lead to a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts in 2023.The agreement calls for the luxury tax threshold to rise from $210 million last year to $230 million this season and gradually to $242 million in 2026, a loosening for the biggest spenders such as the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers and Red Sox.The minimum salary rises from $570,500 to about $700,000 this … Read More

Notable former Ohio State football players Week 16 offensive performances

It is finally game week for the Ohio State Buckeyes as they are set to take on the Utah Utes on Saturday in the Rose Bowl. The game will no doubt be bitter-sweet as playing in the Rose Bowl is still a great honor, but at the end of the day, Ohio State is not in the CFP. Right or wrong, that’s how things are measured these days on the banks of the Olentangy.

Despite all of the excitement surrounding the Rose Bowl, we are here to discuss former Buckeye legends and their careers in the NFL. The following is a breakdown of how these former Ohio State offensive stars played in the NFL this week.

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow threw for 525 yards against the Ravens on Sunday, which was the fourth-highest single-game total in NFL history. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals demolished the

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Mark Davis, Raiders players upset with Browns game postponement

Mark Davis, Raiders players upset with Browns game postponement originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The NFL postponed Saturday afternoon’s Week 15 matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns to Monday evening due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Browns organization.

And the Raiders aren’t too thrilled with the league’s decision.

Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez that the postponement puts the Raiders at a “competitive disadvantage,” citing that Las Vegas had been preparing to play the road matchup on a short week and will now have to play their Week 16 game on a short week.

“Health and safety is always No. 1, but it’s tough,” Davis said. “Maybe Cleveland should travel [to Las Vegas]. That would make it more fair.”

A few Raiders players took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the postponement as well.

Cornerback Casey Hayward added: “Straight bulls***!!! @NFL

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WATCH: Nick Saban dances with Alabama players in locker room after comeback to win Iron Bowl in overtime

Earlier this week, Alabama head coach Nick Saban took umbrage with Crimson Tide fans who, no longer satisfied with simply winning, bemoan their team for not blowing out their opponents week-in and week-out. While Saban’s rant about “self-absorbed” fans made headlines, lost in his comments about certain fans was how the seven-time national champion supported his players by saying that kind of mentality was not fair to the team.

Saturday, Saban and his players got to reap the rewards of a victory that was far from easy to earn. For most of the Iron Bowl, the Crimson Tide was shut out by Auburn, which led 10-0 at the start of the fourth quarter. But on a 97-yard drive that began with 1:03 left to play, Alabama scored a touchdown to force overtime, in which they prevailed to win by a score of 24-22.

In the post-game locker room,

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