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    2021 NFL Week 1 Picks, Odds: Raiders stun Ravens, Cardinals upset Titans, Bills crush Steelers

    Football! It’s back, it’s real and it’s spectacular. While there’s still a pandemic in the background, it feels vastly different from a year ago, when football legitimately could have just disappeared. Now we have fans in the stands and it could present some interesting betting opportunities — at the very least it’s going to create wildly different game situations for these players. After a year of being able to easily communicate in empty stadiums, quarterbacks now will have to adjust to mildly different environments. If you don’t believe me, watch this goosebumps-inducing video of Virginia Tech blasting “Enter Sandman” ahead of its huge upset of North Carolina last Friday night. …

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    Vista Outdoor Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Foresight Sports

    Acquisition Expands Vista Outdoor Portfolio with Tech-enabled Recreation and Bolsters Leadership Position in the Golfing Market ANOKA, Minn., Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Outdoor selected as Forbes Best Midsize Employer – 2021 Acquisition expands Vista Outdoor’s presence in higher growth, less cyclical Outdoor Products markets Foresight Sports accelerates Vista Outdoor’s trajectory towards long term higher operating margins Acquisition positions Vista Outdoor as the technology leader in the golf industry Acquisition aligned with Vista Outdoor’s strategy of acquiring market leading brands where Vista Outdoor can immediately add value Foresight Sports expected to be immediately accretive to earnings, excluding transaction and transition costs Vista Outdoor’s leverage ratio expected to be below…

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    Tough and rugged, Oregon drags Pac-12 back onto national scene with stunning upset at Ohio State

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The signs were everywhere. No. 12 Oregon was not only back but back in your face. In those heady, wonderful, giddy moments following the Ducks’ 35-28 win over No. 5 Ohio State, coach Mario Cristobal ordered his left tackle Dawson Jaramillo to roll up his left sleeve as the hulking 300-pound sophomore headed to the bus.  On the kid’s bicep was the logo for the 80s hair band Poison. Inside Jaramillo’s forearm was one of the everlasting lyrics of this or any age. “It’s only rock and roll, but I like it.” All mullet and sweat, Jaramillo smiled.  “That’s what development gets you,” Cristobal said. He wasn’t…

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    UW doctor says outdoor sports safe for participants, still need precautions

    COVID-19 is spreading at outdoor events, but as fall sports are set to return, the virus has thankfully not spread much among people who participate in outdoor sports. When it has spread among outdoor sports participants, it’s often pre- and post-game activities to blame. Pierce County issues mask mandate for large, outdoor events “Outdoor sports have really proven to be safe,” said UW Medicine’s Dr. Jonathan Drezner. “They can be on the field, they can compete, and this isn’t necessarily increasing transmission of the virus.” But Drezner that says the preparation for the game — carpools, locker room meetings — as well as after parties or celebrations have spread COVID-19.…

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    U.Md. mandates masks for all fans at indoor sports

    The University of Maryland said Monday that its new guidelines for guests follow national, state and local COVID-19 protocols needed to maintain the health and safety of its community. The University of Maryland says all fans attending indoor sporting events will be required to wear a mask or face covering, regardless of vaccination status. Maryland Athletics said Monday that its new guidelines for guests follow national, state and local COVID-19 protocols needed to maintain the health and safety of its community. Attendees will be required to cover their face in any indoor space, including bathrooms and suites, unless actively eating or drinking. Fully vaccinated guests can unmask at outdoor events,…

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    NFL Week 1 injuries: Latest on Emmanuel Sanders, Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham

    No week in the NFL is devoid of injuries, but some players questionable around the league are set to play in Week 1. Saquon Barkley, listed as questionable by the New York Giants, is cleared to play for Sunday’s showdown against the Denver Broncos. Emmanuel Sanders, another player listed as questionable, will play for Buffalo as he was not on the inactive report. Austin Ekeler also will play for the Los Angeles Chargers (was not on the inactive report). The Chargers were optimistic Ekeler would play despite a hamstring injury. Among the inactives, Keelan Cole will sit for the Jets (knee) and Zack Moss was a surprise out for the…

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