After COVID-19 delay, Chris Rock-led season of FX's 'Fargo' to premiere Sept. 27
Following its COVID-19-related delay, “Fargo” is finally returning to the airwaves.The Emmy Award-winning drama series will return for a fourth season with a two-episode premiere on Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. EDT.In March, the limited anthology series was rescheduled from its original April 19 premiere due to the coronavirus crisis.This season, the popular FX drama is set in 1950 Kansas City and follows two criminal syndicates fighting for a piece of the American dream.The most interesting twist for this iteration is the addition of a Black clan into the murky mayhem.Cast against type, comedian Chris...
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EJ Smith: College football players have been exploited for decades. They don't owe the NCAA or the country anything.
You are not entitled to college football.You are not owed the excitement of a Saturday morning watching College Football Gameday before a 12-hour binge of the next generation of great football players. Those players, the majority of them Black, do not owe their states or their universities a season that puts them and their families at risk.The Big Ten’s postponement of the 2020 season has drawn impassioned reaction from players, coaches, fans, and even politicians. While we grapple with the reality of coronavirus costing us these games, let’s not distort reality.In many ways, college football ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Hunter Pence gives Giants, and his season, a massive jolt
Hunter Pence was 24 when he broke into the big leagues on a full-time basis with the Houston Astros in 2007. He was the brightest young star on an Astros team that finished with 73 wins and had several players well past their prime.Thirteen years later, Pence, in his second stint with the San Francisco Giants, finds himself back in Houston, and is now one of those players whose best days are in the rear-view mirror. But on Tuesday night at least, Pence rediscovered some of that former magic.Pence’s opposite field three-run home run in the seventh inning gave the Giants some life after they fel...
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Lampard hopes fans appreciated young Chelsea team's 'fight' this season
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hopes fans appreciated the "fight" his young team showed this season.Chelsea finished in the top four and reached the FA Cup final in Lampard's first season in charge.He told the club's website: "I always look at things."I do it every night, I sit there and I assess things. I think going away from football now for a week or so will help with the reflection, we can recharge and refresh. But I'm already thinking about next season."I'm thinking of where we want to go and how we need to improve. That game [versus Bayern] showed that we can compete, certainly the young pl...
BVB midfielder Witsel convinced Man Utd target Sancho staying this season
Axel Witsel is convinced Jadon Sancho will stay at Borussia Dortmund for one more season.Dortmund have stated that Sancho will not be sold this summer, although Manchester United are not giving up hope just yet."He stays and we are all happy," Dortmund midfielder Witsel told Sky Sports."Last year and the first year when I came he's been one of the most important players offensively for our team."This is really good news for us to keep him – at a minimum – one more season."Copyright 2020 tribalfootball.com Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Joel Embiid 'mad at the whole world' to start the season: 'I was not myself'
ORLANDO, Fla. — Joel Embiid confirmed something that we already knew.The 76ers center discussed not having fun earlier this season on the latest episode of The Old Man &The Three Podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter. Redick played two seasons with the Sixers before signing with the New Orleans Pelicans last summer. He and Embiid have remained close.“I won’t lie,” Embiid said, “during the season, I was not myself. I was not there. I just wasn’t comfortable. The offense wasn’t the same, basketball was not the same to me.”That had to do with Redick signing with the Pelicans and the Sixers tradi...
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Snowman in the Morning - Tuesday August 11th 2020
The Big Ten may cancel the season - what is the impact?What's in store for the NFC East in 2020An open letter to BronsexualsDefine MVPHour 1Hour 2Guests include:Mike D'Abate (@mdabateFPC) - NFL Insider for Full Press CoverageKim Artlip (@kimartlip) - Owner/Promoter: IGNITE Wrestling
Baseball: Garcia earns 1st win of season as Tigers overwhelm BayStars
Onelki Garcia picked up his first win of the season Tuesday following a seven-inning start in which he struck out seven and allowed one run on four hits, as the Hanshin Tigers prevailed 9-2 over the DeNA BayStars in the Central League.The Cuban left-hander struggled with control early -- issuing all of his four walks in the first three innings -- but eventually tightened things up to end DeNA's three-game winning run in a 108-pitch outing at Yokohama Stadium."A win was hard to come by but I maintained my focus and didn't lose the right mentality and kept on training," Garcia said. "Today I con...
Vahe Gregorian: With full complement of players, revived pen, new energy, Royals' turnaround could last
When it was suggested a week or so ago that Royals fans may want to enjoy this dicey and fickle season while it lasted and that this has the makings of an intriguing team, an anonymous reader left a dissenting phone message.“Let’s give these poor Royals fans some peace and tranquility,” he said, “and end this miserable joke of a season as soon as possible.”Now, amid the ever-present COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the potential for an abrupt ending still lurks over this rejiggered season. That’s been amply illustrated across the state, where the St. Louis Cardinals now have had 13 games postpon...
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Barry Jackson: How Miami Marlins stack up after one-sixth of this most unusual season. And another surprise.
One sixth of the way through this most peculiar of seasons, the Miami Marlins own the National League East’s best winning percentage (.700) and stand at 7-3 despite losing two in a row and despite the continued absence of 18 players due to COVID-19.Assessing where they stand at each position heading into Tuesday’s two-game series against Toronto in Buffalo, New York:— First base: The Marlins need to wrap Jesus Aguilar in tin foil and keep him safe all summer, because he’s turning out to be one of MLB’s best low-risk, somewhat under-the-radar signings of the offseason.Not only does his four hom...