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James Madison upsets No. 1 Oklahoma in NCAA Women’s College World Series opener

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s bats have bashed opponents all season.

But Thursday, as the top-seeded Sooners opened the Women’s College World Series against unseeded James Madison at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, a real honest-to-goodness pitcher’s duel broke out.

JMU’s Odicci Alexander kept the Sooners off balance for seven innings, except for one quick burst in the third.

Shannon Saile did the same for Oklahoma, until James Madison’s Kate Gordon drove Saile’s full-count delivery over the left-center field wall with one out in the eighth, lifting the Dukes to a stunning 4-3 upset win in the WCWS opener.

James Madison (40-2) next faces No. 5 seed Oklahoma State in the winner’s bracket Friday at 7 p.m. ET after the Cowgirls squeaked past unseeded Georgia 3-2 in Thursday’s second game.

Oklahoma State and Georgia were the only teams to beat the Sooners this season before James Madison’s stunner.

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Sports Media World Reacts To Kenny Mayne’s Final Show

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne hosted his final SportsCenter show on ESPN on Monday night.

The longtime ESPN host, who has been with the network for decades, announced earlier this month that he was leaving. Mayne was reportedly offered a significant pay decrease to stay with the company, though he opted to pursue other options.

“I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry for me. It’s my choice to stay or not stay,” Mayne told The Athletic. “It was still a good amount of money in the real world. I’m not trying to frame this as woe for me. Nothing like that. I just think I can do better elsewhere.”

Monday night, Mayne hosted a star-studded final SportsCenter. The highlight of the show was Mayne’s interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

That quote wasn’t the best part of the interview, though. This part was:

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NFL World Reacts To Latest Julio Jones Speculation

Detroit Lions v Atlanta Falcons

Detroit Lions v Atlanta Falcons

Will Julio Jones be playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2021?

The All-Pro wide receiver is reportedly on the trading block. Jones is rumored to be interested in a trade out of Atlanta. The former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver has spent his entire NFL career with the NFC South franchise.

However, that could change heading into the 2021 season.

Jones is rumored to be on the trading block and multiple NFL teams are believed to have interest. The New England Patriots are reportedly one of those teams.

NFL.com had more:

The Falcons have been listening to trade offers on Julio Jones for some time. Count the Patriots among those kicking the tires on acquiring the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver.

New England has had internal discussions about Jones, NFL Network’s Mike Giardi reported.

The Patriots could look to pair Jones with former NFC

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