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Five questions for the Overwatch League’s Summer Showdown

[ad_1] The Overwatch League's second tournament is here, and we can only hope it'll live up to the excitement of the May Melee. Our writers have some questions they want answered leading into the Summer Showdown.Will the Summer Showdown be as much of a viewership success as the May Melee?Jacob Wolf: Possibly. I generally think viewership is better for tournaments versus regular season matches due to the stakes involved. Regular
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The UFC’s five can’t-miss bouts this summer include two championship rematches

[ad_1] Five championship bouts. Several other top-10 showdowns. A few high-profile rematches. More than a dozen fights featuring former world champions.The UFC has quite a summer of fighting lined up. After taking this coming weekend off, the promotion makes a big splash on July 11 in Abu Dhabi with UFC 251, featuring a trio of title bouts. That will be followed by three more fight cards in the United Arab
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‘Summer is over before it even began’ — Stories of lost baseball seasons across the U.S.

[ad_1] Despite a global pandemic and contentious labor fight, Major League Baseball is, in fact, on track to return this year, in one form or another. But baseball's reach is far greater than its highest level.Countless other people -- in high schools and throughout college campuses, from youth teams and travel ball to the minor leagues, in a multitude of roles at every level -- have suddenly been left without
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Premier League’s unprecedented summer – 4,000 calories on matchday, more risk of injuries, overused pitches

[ad_1] Football is back, but not quite as we know it. There are no crowds, there aren't supposed to be player handshakes or high-fives and, in some cases, teams are being forced to change in temporary cabins in the stadium car park in order to ensure that social distancing measures can be met as the sport adjusts to the new reality of living in the coronavirus era.Coping with summer football
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‘Long Gone Summer’ takeaways — Mark McGwire’s moonshots, Sammy Sosa’s style

[ad_1] If anything, "Long Gone Summer" is a time capsule of a wonderful summer from 22 years ago, when baseball ruled the sports landscape -- perhaps the last time, except for a few weeks in October 2004 and October 2016, when the national pastime could make that claim without any arguments.Of course, we now know the events of that summer were not just a joyous ride, but a dirty one
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‘Long Gone Summer’ roundtable – How we remember Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and HR race of ’98

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETMLB InsidersESPN Before tuning in to watch ESPN's "Long Gone Summer" (9 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN) on the famous 1998 race between Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs to top Roger Maris' single-season home run record (61), we asked three of our baseball reporters to share their memories and retrospective evaluations of the two sluggers' spectacular summer.What was
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Florida name, image, likeness bill now a law; state athletes can profit from endorsements next summer

[ad_1] A new Florida law will allow college athletes in the state to make money from endorsements starting next summer.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill Friday afternoon, adding an expected increase in urgency to the nationwide movement toward creating more opportunities for athletes to benefit from the billions of dollars generated each year by the college sports industry.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on athlete name, image and
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What to watch for as the LCS and LEC summer splits start

[ad_1] The League of Legends Championship Series and League European Championship kick off Friday with high-profile matchups between LCS champion Cloud9 and runner-up FlyQuest and G2 Esports facing MAD Lions to debut the LEC summer split.Here's what our experts think of both leagues going into the summer and what they expect to play out as we get closer to the League of Legends World Championship.On a scale of one to
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How will the summer market work?

[ad_1] With the coronavirus pandemic pushing back the start of the 2020-21 season until September, there are major changes to the upcoming transfer window as the current campaign runs into August.The window was due to open in most leagues on July 1 and end on Aug. 31. So how will it work? And when will it close? FIFA has produced a lengthy document of temporary measures to cover issues arising
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What you need to know about Sosa-McGwire home run chase before watching ‘Long Gone Summer’

[ad_1] ESPN's 30 for 30 "Long Gone Summer," directed by A.J. SchnackAir time: 9 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 14 (ESPN)Livestreaming: ESPN+ and ESPN Player (where available)Is 22 years too soon? How do we look back on the great Home Run Chase of 1998? Can we look past the uncomfortable aftermath and remember Mark McGwire's battle with Sammy Sosa for home run supremacy as a jubilant summer? Or do we feel