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Braves Sign Standout Rookie Michael Harris II to Eight-Year, $72M Extension
08/16/2022 11:57pm

Braves sign standout rookie Michael Harris II to eight-year, $72M extension originally appeared on NBC Sports WashingtonThe Atlanta Braves have inked another key player to a long-term contract.Atlanta announced on Tuesday it had signed standout rookie Michael Harris II to an eight-year extension worth $72 million:The deal runs through the 2030 season and includes a $15 million club option in 2031 and a $20 million club option in 2032, making the deal worth a total of $102 million across 10 seasons if both options are exercised.Harris, a 21-year-old center fielder, has been a huge success story coming out of the Braves farm system. After being drafted by the team as a third-round pick in 2019, he forgoed his commitment to play college baseball at Texas Tech in order to start immediately with Atlanta.He steadily progressed through Atlantas Rookie-level, High-A and Double-A affiliates before being called up to the first team on May 28. In 71 games, Harris has a batting average of .287, with 73 hits, 46 runs, 39 RBIs and 12 homers. The Braves are currently second place in the NL East, trailing the New York Mets by 3.5 games one season removed from winning the World Series.Along with Harris, the Braves have penned many notable players to long-term deals: Ronald Acua Jr. 2028, Matt Olson 2030, Austin Riley 2032, Ozzie Albies 2027, William Contreras 2027 and Vaughn Grissom 2028, among others.This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Nebraska's Decoldest Crawford Stars in NIL Ad for Fitting Company
08/16/2022 9:31pm

If youre feeling the heat this summer, Decoldest Crawford has you covered.The freshman wide receiver at Nebraska hasnt even played a college game yet, but he made use of the new name, image and likeness NIL opportunity for NCAA athletes by starring in a commercial for a local heating and cooling company.Check out the ad below:As of Tuesday night, SOS Heating & Coolings video has over 5.5 million views on Twitter.The 18-year-old played high school football at Green Oaks High School in Shreveport, La. He originally committed to his local college football powerhouse, LSU, before announcing he was heading to Nebraska last December. He wont take the field for the Cornhuskers in 2022, however, after suffering a serious knee injury in the teams first scrimmage of fall camp.Crawford is capitalizing on NIL beyond local commercials. He has a collection on Fan Arch that features shirts, sweatshirts and a phone case. All items feature his personalized logo, which is topped off with a snowflake.Because remember: hes always Decoldest.This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Seahawks' Drew Lock Out Preseason Game Vs. Bears Due to COVID-19
08/16/2022 8:50pm

Seahawks Drew Lock out preseason game vs. Bears due to COVID-19 originally appeared on NBC Sports ChicagoDrew Lock will miss the Seattle Seahawks preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night after testing positive for COVID-19, the team announced Tuesday night.Earlier on Tuesday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced that Lock would start the teams second preseason game. Now, Geno Smith is in line to get the nod under center.We had planned well back before the offseason even started to get to this game, the second game, Geno would be the starter in the mock game at Lumen Field and the opening game, then we would go with Drew in the second game, Carroll said after practice on Tuesday.The quarterback spent his first three seasons with the Denver Broncos before being dealt to Seattle in the Russell Wilson blockbuster. He is competing with Smith for the starting job, but Carroll maintains that Smith is currently expected to come out on top.Genos still the No. 1 guy, hes holding onto his spot at this point, Carroll said. I really like what Drew has shown us. Both of our guys can play. Thats what we do know, they both can play.Lock and Smith had similar completions and yards in the Seahawks preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Smith went 10-for-15 with 101 passing yards, while Lock went 11-for-15 with 102 yards to go along with two passing touchdowns.After Thursdays exhibition, the Seahawks end the preseason in Dallas on Aug. 26 before opening the regular season at home on Monday Night Football against Wilson and the Broncos.

How to Watch Thursday Night Football During 2022 NFL Season
08/16/2022 8:00pm

How to watch Thursday Night Football during 2022 NFL season originally appeared on NBC Sports WashingtonIts time for a new era of Thursday Night Football.After years of jumping around different networks, TNF has found a new permanent home in 2022: Amazon Prime Video. For the first time, a streaming service has a season-long exclusive broadcasting deal with the NFL.Fifteen TNF games throughout the 2022 season will be streamed on Amazon, with the only exceptions being Week 1s kickoff game and Week 12s Thanksgiving games. Legendary announcer Al Michaels play-by-play and Kirk Herbstreit analysis will call the games all season long.Heres the full schedule for Amazons debut season of TNF, with all games beginning at 8:15 p.m. ET:Week 2, Sept 15: Chargers at ChiefsTwo of the NFLs more exciting quarterbacks will take center stage in the first Thursday Night Football game of the year. Patrick Mahomes Chiefs visited Justin Herberts Chargers on TNF in Week 15 last season and came away with an overtime victory at SoFi Stadium.Week 3, Sept. 22: Steelers at BrownsWeek 3 will feature another divisional matchup to kick off the week. The Steelers led by Mitchell Trubisky, Mason Rudolph or rookie Kenny Pickett will visit the Browns, who have quarterback uncertainty of their own.Week 4, Sept. 29: Dolphins at BengalsThe defending AFC champions will host an aspiring playoff contender in Week 4. The Dolphins-Bengals matchup gives Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, two QBs from the 2020 draft class, a chance to face off in the NFL for the first time.Week 5, Oct. 6: Colts at BroncosRussell Wilson and Matt Ryan will make their TNF debuts for their new teams in Week 5. Wilson was traded from Seattle to Denver, while Ryan was dealt from Atlanta to Indianapolis.Week 6, Oct. 13: Commanders at BearsWeek 6 will be the first that showcases NFC teams on Thursday Night Football. Carson Wentz and the Commanders will trek up to Chicago to battle second-year starter Justin Fields and the Bears in primetime.Week 7, Oct. 20: Saints at CardinalsTwo potential NFC wild card hopefuls will face off in Week 7. The Saints are entering their first season since Sean Paytons retirement, while Kliff Kingsbury, Kyler Murray and the Cardinals are hoping to shake off last years disappointing playoff exit.Week 8, Oct. 27: Ravens at BuccaneersCould Week 8 see Tom Bradys final TNF appearance The seven-time Super Bowl winner will face the Ravens for the first time since he went from New England to Tampa Bay.Week 9, Nov. 3: Eagles at TexansWeek 9 pins Eagles wideout A.J. Brown against his old division foe. The former Titans wideout and his new team will head to Houston for the second straight intraconference matchup on Thursday Night Football.Week 10, Nov. 10: Falcons at PanthersGoing back to divisional matchups, the Falcons will visit the Panthers in Week 10. Atlanta has turned to Marcus Mariota at quarterback, while Carolina is also expected to trot out a new QB in Baker Mayfield.Week 11, Nov. 17: Titans at PackersThe Titans will make a trip to Lambeau Field for the second time in three seasons. The last matchup saw Aaron Rodgers throw four touchdown passes in a blowout victory for the Packers on Sunday Night Football in Week 16 of 2020.Week 13, Dec. 1: Bills at PatriotsThe Patriots faced the Bills twice in primetime last season with both games coming in Buffalo. Bill Belichicks squad won 14-10 on a windy Monday night in Week 13, but Sean McDermott and Co. got the last laugh with a 47-17 thrashing in the wild card round. The Bills will head to Foxboro in 2022 among the top Super Bowl contenders.Week 14, Dec. 8: Raiders at RamsIn Week 14, the new-look Raiders will challenge the Super Bowl champs in Los Angeles, where the crowd could be largely silver and black. The Davante Adams-Jalen Ramsey matchup will be worth the price of admission.Week 15, Dec. 15: 49ers at SeahawksTrey Lance is in line to make his first TNF start in Week 15 as the 49ers go up against the division rival Seahawks. Seattle will look to play spoiler at home with either Geno Smith or Drew Lock under center.Week 16, Dec. 22: Jaguars at JetsThe top two picks from the 2021 draft will square off at the tail end of their sophomore seasons. Trevor Lawrences Jags will visit East Rutherford, N.J., looking for a road win against Zach Wilsons Jets.Week 17, Dec. 29: Cowboys at TitansAmazons TNF slate wraps up with a fun out-of-conference contest between two 2021 playoff teams. Dallas and Tennessee havent played since 2018, when Mariota was under center for the Titans, so theres not much familiarity between these teams in what should be a solid game.Stream links for Thursday Night FootballStreams for all 15 Thursday Night Football Games can be found here.

FIFA Agrees to Cancel Brazil-Argentina World Cup Qualifier
08/16/2022 7:20pm

The suspended World Cup qualifying game between Brazil and Argentina will not be played, the two countries governing soccer bodies said Tuesday after reaching a deal with FIFA to cancel the match.Both teams agreed to pay a fine for not playing the qualifier, which was stopped shortly after kickoff last Septemberwhen Brazilian health officials entered the field saying four Argentina players had broken COVID-19 protocols. FIFA had wanted the match to be played next month, even though it had been rendered essentially meaningless after both Brazil and Argentina qualified for the World Cup in Qatar despite playing a game less than other South American countries.FIFA initially fined the soccer bodies of both countries and demanded the match be played. Brazils confederation and Argentinas federation took the case to the Court for Arbitration of Sport, where all three parties agreed to the deal to cancel the game.2022 FIFA World Cup to start a day earlyThe start date has been moved up to Nov. 20, including more technology to be used to help out officials2022 fifa world cupAug 11FIFA Moves World Cup Start in Qatar Up One Day to Nov. 202022 fifa world cupJul 1FIFA to Use New High-Tech for Offside Calls at World CupBrazil coach Tite and his Argentina counterpart Lionel Scaloni had argued that the risks of injuries and suspensions were too high for the game to be played ahead of the tournament in Qatar.The decision leaves both teams free to schedule September friendlies against different opponents instead.In Qatar, Brazil is in Group G with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Argentina is in Group C with Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia.

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One-on-one with the Washington Commanders play-caller Scott Turner
08/16/2022 7:12pm

Commanders offensive coordinator, Scott Turner, talks first preseason game impressions, Carson Wentz, and moving to the sidelines this season.

Bowie State football earns highest ranking in school history
08/16/2022 3:24am

Bowie State enters the D-2 football season ranked 8th in the nation

One-on-one with Washington Commanders Antonio Gibson
08/05/2022 6:58pm

Commanders top running back talks winning back the fanbase, year three, and all that bling.

Here's how you can help pick the new Commanders mascot
08/16/2022 5:30am

The mascot will be unveiled at the teams Fan Appreciation game against the Cleveland Browns on January 1, 2023.

Tiger Woods to meet with top PGA Tour players against Saudi-funded LIV Golf
08/16/2022 1:34pm

The PGA Tour is in Delaware for the first time and so is Tiger Woods. Just not to play.

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