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El Pasoan Jordan O’Hara makes ESPN No. 1 SportsCenter top ten list

Jordan O’Hara admits he wasn’t sure why his parents were getting him out of bed at 11 p.m. Monday to watch a little television, but what flashed across ESPN’s SportsCenter was worth it.

The just-turned 8-year-old Jordan got to relive his spectacular moment in the Southwest Baseball League, his walk-off unassisted double play that was SportsCenter’s No. 1 highlight in their nightly top 10.

“Pretty cool,” Jordan said.

The play happened three weeks ago, with Jordan’s team leading 4-3 in the final inning of the 7U championship game.

“Technically, I got the ball on first base, it went past me a little,” Jordan said. “I got it and I was going to dive to first, but I saw I didn’t have to. I stepped on it. Then I saw the runner going to score. Technically I ran to him and I got him.”

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Cal Football: Ten ‘Super Seniors’ Returning for the Bears in 2021

They are calling them Super Seniors, which does not suggest octogenarians with the ability to fly or bend steel beams with their minds.

It is a catchy and appropriate title for a one-time class of college athletes returning for a final season they aren’t usually afforded.

Athletes from this past college football season are being allowed to “replay” their season, given the option by the NCAA to return for one more year of athletic eligibility after a year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will make for some deeper, more experienced teams across the country next fall, and Cal will benefit significantly.

Cal had 16 seniors or redshirt seniors on its 2020 roster, and 10 of them are taking advantage of the NCAA ruling to remain on the team in 2021.

“It’s great news for the program. I think it’s a win-win,” Cal coach Justin Wilcox said. “It helps our

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Report: 2021 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament to Be Relocated to Indianapolis | Bleacher Report

The seating area at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is empty as media and staff mill about, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Indianapolis, after the Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was cancelled. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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The 2021 Big Ten men’s basketball tournament will change venues from the United Center in Chicago to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, according to Russ McQuaid of Fox 59. Play is expected to begin on March 10. 

The Big Ten women’s tournament is slated to begin a day earlier on March 9 at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament will take place across Indiana the following week, using gyms in West Lafayette, Bloomington and Indianapolis in order to create more of a bubble for teams and staff participating. 

Both men’s and women’s Big Ten tournaments were held in Indianapolis last season, though the emergence of COVID-19 caused the conference to cancel men’s play after the first round. The women’s tournament was completed prior to the shutdown. Now, the city will get a chance to host the Big Ten once again, but any restrictions on

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The Monday After: The Big Ten needs to put Ohio State in its conference title game for its own good

Ohio State is a playoff team. It has been the entire season, even if an entire season in the Big Ten hasn’t felt like an entire season. While many people needed to see Ohio State smother Michigan State without several key starters and coaches to be convinced, I’ve felt this way for a while.

I don’t need to see Ohio State play a minimum of five games before I can decide if it’s better than other College Football Playoff contenders.

I’ve also been convinced that while plenty have debated about how many games the Buckeyes need to play this season to be selected for the playoff, that it’s never been a legitimate problem. As long as Ohio State didn’t have its season shut down by COVID-19, I’ve felt it will be one of the four teams chosen so long as it doesn’t lose one of the games it does play.

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