Tyler Skaggs’ tragic overdose does not stand alone in its sadness

Angels center fielder Mike Trout gestures toward a photo of Tyler Skaggs prior to a game in 2019.

Angels center fielder Mike Trout gestures toward a photo of Tyler Skaggs prior to a game in 2019.

Dying alone in a hotel room, far, far from home, is but one of the layers of sadness in the case of Tyler Skaggs, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels who died before a game in Texas in 2019. He was 27.

It’s one of those stories where the name is kind of familiar and then you hear a couple of details and you remember seeing a segment on SportsCenter. Then it fades away.

This week, it came back in all its sadness.

Skaggs spent his last hours in a hotel room in Southlake, Texas, near Arlington, where the Rangers play. He choked to death on his own vomit. He had oxycodone, fentanyl and alcohol in his system.

Although first ruled an accident, it was later determined that Skaggs might have

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UAlbany’s Tyler Oedekoven, twice SportsCenter Top 10 star, enters transfer portal

When University at Albany wide receiver Tyler Oedekoven entered the NCAA transfer portal, he had two great highlights in his reel to attract interest from other schools.

Oedekoven, who made the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays in consecutive weeks during the 2019 season, said Tuesday he’s moving on for academic reasons. He announced his decision to leave Monday on Twitter.

Oedekoven, who’s on course to receive his bachelor’s degree in business administration this spring, said he wants to study business analytics in graduate school. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

“Albany has an information systems program, which is more of the IT direction,” said Oedekoven, who aspires to become a CEO. “But I wanted more of the business side of analytics, rather than the IT side. It was all academic reasons why I wanted to leave, for the most part. After the season, I contemplated about what transpired and

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Seahawks worried after Tyler Lockett goes down with knee injury

The Seattle Seahawks surrounded wide receiver Tyler Lockett as he received treatment on his knee following a scary-looking injury.

It goes to show what a respected player Tyler Lockett is that when the Seahawks receiver stayed down on the field for a long time after twisting his knee, members of both teams took a knee on the field.

Lockett appeared to fumble while being tackled with his knee turning in scary fashion.

While replay review overturned the fumble and gave the ball back to Seattle, all attention was on Lockett and his health.

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Heat Guard Tyler Herro Has Big Praise for Lakers’ LeBron James


Tyler Herro defending LeBron James.

When LeBron James retires, he’ll likely be most remembered as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. However, his most successful stint was with the Miami Heat. In just four years with the team, he went to the NBA Finals every year and won two of them. He also won two league MVP awards during that time.

Though he was only with the team for a brief time, he deserves credit as one of the all-time Heat greats. In fact, some think he’s the best basketball player to ever play in Miami. According to current Heat guard Tyler Herro, LeBron stands above all.

“I have to say LeBron James,” Herro said recently when asked who the best Heat player is. “I mean, you can’t go wrong. [Wade], [James], either or, but I feel like growing up for me [James]

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