NBA win totals for 2021-22 season Nets Bucks projected for most victories in league Lakers Jazz lead West

Nets Bucks projected for most victoriesNBA win totals for 2021-22 season Nets Bucks projected for most victories in league Lakers Jazz lead West Caesars Sportsbook projects the win totals for every team this upcoming season

After two straight seasons in which the NBA was forced to truncate and shift its schedule, the league will return to its traditional 82-game regular-season schedule for the 2021-22 campaign, which was just released this week. The season is set to start on Oct. 19 and end April 10. Nets Bucks projected for most victories

The playoffs will run through mid-June. In preparation for the season, Caesars Sportsbook has released its projected win totals for all 30 teams.

UFC Fight Night predictions Darren Till vs Derek Brunson Fight card odds start time live stream

UFC Fight Night predictions Darren Till vs Derek Brunson Fight card odds start time live stream A pair of middleweights top the marquee in Las Vegas with the latest edition of UFC Fight Night on tap For as much as Darren Till is considered one of the best 185-pound fighters in the world and a legitimate contender to the UFC title, his recent track record can paint a deceiving picture.

Till (18-3-1) has lost three of his last four fights overall and is just 1-1 since moving back up to middleweight in 2019. The brash native of Liverpool, England, has also been forced to pull out of his last two fights against Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori due to injury. Even Till’s return on Saturday, headlining UFC Fight Night against Derek Brunson (22-7) at the Apex in Las Vegas, was forced off its original date (Aug. 14) and location when COVID-19 protocols in London forced UFC brass to move the card stateside.

Yet despite his many setbacks and hurdles to get to this point, the 28-year-old Till remains determined he will still fulfill his dreams of one day holding a UFC title and remains undaunted by how much he might need to endure in order to evolve to the point where he’s ready to do so.

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“It reminds me a lot of when Dom Cruz was having all those setbacks and injuries. You’ve just got to come through them,” Till said during Wednesday’s media conference. “Here I am, a few days before it and I’m a very happy man. It has been a test. I think every fight, we have injuries and we just have to get through it.

“As I’m getting older and wiser, I’m realizing that I have a purpose in life. I know who I want to be and who I am. I am out for something and I’m not going to stop until I get it. No injury or whatever is going to stop me on this journey. It’s my journey. People are on it and they come off of it but I’m driving towards something and I have so much motivation.”

In Till’s defense, his recent defeats have come against some of the sport’s biggest names. Till was dropped and submitted by Tyron Woodley in their 2018 welterweight title bout. One fight later, he was leading on the scorecards when Jorge Masvidal, in the midst of a run toward fighter of the year in 2019, knocked him out with one punch. After rebounding to edge Kelvin Gastelum by split decision, Till fell once more when he came up on the losing end of a five-round technical duel with former 185-pound champion Robert Whittaker. “[Till] is very tricky,” Brunson said. “In this game, you are going to win some and you are going to lose some and I wouldn’t say in his losses that he got annihilated. He was winning and he got caught.”

When it comes to perseverance, Till can learn a thing or two from the recent model shown by Brunson. The 37-year-old has gone through a career resurgence over the past two years, following a stretch in which he dropped four of six fights, including three by stoppage against some of the division’s biggest names (Whittaker, Ronaldo Souza and Israel Adesanya).

Brunson, a native of North Carolina who fights out of Sanford MMA in south Florida, credited his switch to a new gym with helping him return to the basics by rounding out his skill set. A focus on patient striking and a heavy lean into his strengths as a wrestler is what followed as Brunson ran off four straight victories, all against rising contenders who entered on a hot streak.

“I would definitely say this is the best stretch of my career,” Brunson said. “We are getting it done against these young, hungry and exciting guys who keep earning a fight against a tough, savvy veteran. I am definitely looking at this as a potential No. 1 contender fight. I have won four fights in a row against these guys that was supposed to have been fighting for titles if I didn’t give these guys their hiccups. If I got out here and I finish Till, with five in a row, I should be next [for the title.]”

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight purse salaries How much money each fighter earned in Sunday boxing match

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight purse salaries How much money each fighter earned in Sunday boxing match
Paul and Woodley earned career high paydays for their showdown in Cleveland on Sunday night

Sunday’s fight between social media star Jake Paul and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley drew a serious amount of attention. Fights that big tend to make loads of money for the fighters involved, and Paul vs. Woodley was no different.

The Ohio State Athletic Commission released the official fight purses for the event, with Woodley and Paul both earning $2 million for the fight, which was won by Paul via split decision. Paul improved his career record to 4-0 with the victory while Woodley was making his professional boxing debut.

This was an increase for Paul, who earned a reported $690,000 for his third bout against Ben Askren, which he won by devastating first-round knockout.

Amanda Serrano defended her WBC, WBO, and IBO female featherweight titles in the night’s featured undercard bout, taking a decision over Yamileth Mercado. Serrano made $75,000 for her title defense, with Mercado earning $45,000 in her losing effort.

Here are the complete reported payouts from the event, which do not include any money given to the fighters by Paul, who had vowed to distribute part of his earnings to ensure career-best paydays for those on the card. The numbers also do not reflect any earnings via financial cuts of pay-per-view sales.

Paul vs. Woodley results, fight purses
Jake Paul ($2,000,000) def. Tyron Woodley ($2,000,000) via split decision
Amanda Serrano ($75,000) def. Yamileth Mercado ($45,000) via unanimous decision
Daniel Dubois ($100,000) def. Joe Cusumano ($111,000) via KO
Montana Love ($60,000) def. Ivan Baranchyk ($60,000) via TKO
Tommy Fury ($15,000) def. Anthony Taylor ($40,000) via unanimous decision

World Cup qualifying soccer live streams TV schedule How to watch the best games from international break

World Cup qualifying soccer live streams TV schedule How to watch the best games from World Cup qualifying soccer live streamsinternational break Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers are on the menu this September

The first international break of the 2021-22 season is upon us, as the last stage of Concacaf qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup gets underway with United States men’s national team squaring off against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras. You can catch all of the USMNT’s away matches on Paramount. The World Cup and European champions are into immediate action with France hosting Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Italy welcoming Bulgaria. Europe is not the only continent with significant action this month as South America will witness Brazil and Argentina clashing for the first time since this summer’s Copa America final on fuboTV (try for free). World Cup qualifying soccer live streams TV schedule How to watch the best games from international break.

The first international break of the 2021-22 season is upon us, as the last stage of Concacaf qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup gets underway with United States men’s national team squaring off against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras. You can catch all of the USMNT’s away matches on Paramount only continent with significant action this month as South America will witness Brazil and Argentina clashing for the first time since this summer’s Copa America final on fuboTV (try for free). World Cup qualifying soccer live streams

Giants vs Dodgers takeaways San Francisco beats Los Angeles to take back first place

Giants vs Dodgers takeaways San Francisco beats Los Angeles to take back first place For the last time this season, the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are squaring off in a series. It’s a three-gamer in San Francisco’s Oracle Park. Amazingly, the two teams have not only split the previous 16 games, but both had scored an identical number of runs against each other in 68. They also entered the game tied for the best record in baseball at 85-49, obviously also meaning that they were tied atop the NL West. The loser of this division is going to be stuck in a veritable play-in game hosting the wild card.

Late Friday night, the Giants won, 3-2, but that didn’t even come remotely close to telling the story. Here’s what went down.

Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani lasted only three innings last time out, giving up three runs on six hits. It could’ve been far worse, but he left with the bases loaded and no out and the bullpen didn’t allow any of those runners to score. DeSclafani actually had a 6.04 ERA in his last seven starts and the Dodgers had tagged him for a 9.43 ERA in his five previous starts against them this season.

The proverbial script was flipped this time. DeSclafani got through six scoreless innings, giving up just two hits (both singles) while striking out five.

Given that these teams don’t play any more head-to-head games after Sunday, it’s fair to bill this as the biggest series of the year for both teams. DeSclafani went out and did his job for the Giants, setting the tone for the game.

The game got through eight innings with just one run, as it was 1-0 Giants. The Dodgers ended up threatening to take the lead, but instead settled for simply tying it up. After a Mookie Betts groundout, Justin Turner singled and Corey Seager doubled. It was a tenuous situation for the Giants, but they cut down the runner at home on a Will Smith grounder to make things a bit more palatable. Chris Taylor singled home the tying run, but the damage stopped there. It could have been so much worse.

The Dodgers brought on closer Kenley Jansen in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at one. Jansen promptly walked the leadoff man on four pitches. Then he threw two more balls to start off against Brandon Belt. Belt flew out harmlessly to center on the 2-0 pitch and then Kris Bryant worked a walk. Alex Dickerson then got to a 3-2 count before his fly out and Buster Posey grounded out to end the inning. Given Jansen’s command issues, it really felt like the Giants should have capitalized.

With a runner starting on second, Corey Seager singled to start the Dodgers’ 11th. So they had runners at the corners with no out. Turner got pegged at the plate on the next play and then there were two strikeouts. It was yet another wasted opportunity.

The game ended on a walk-off review
For real! And it was Buster Posey legging out a grounder.

With one out in the bottom of the 11th, Brandon Belt was intentionally walked to set up a double play. The problem was Kris Bryant followed with a walk (remember, a runner started on second). So the bases were loaded when Mike Yastrzemski hit into a fielder’s choice that cut down the runner to home. Posey followed with a grounder to deep right and beat it out, upon further review, thanks to Trea Turner’s throw pulling Will Smith off the bag.

With a few starters hurt and one on administrative leave, the Dodgers decided to just go with all relievers on Friday. Corey Knebel started the game, but, most importantly, the Dodgers used an absurd 11 pitchers in the game. That should have an impact on the rest of the series. Check the roster moves tomorrow, because the Dodgers will surely bring in some fresh arms from the minors.

Julio Urías (15-3, 3.17) takes the ball for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the series at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time. The Giants haven’t announced a starting pitcher and the rotation is depleted, so the smart money is on them doing exactly what the Dodgers did on Friday and going with a bullpen game. Lefties Sammy Long and Jose Quintana are capable of getting length and neither pitched Friday.

2021 Fantasy Football Quarterback Preview Projections sleepers breakouts busts and more

2021 Fantasy Football Quarterback Preview Projections sleepers breakouts busts and more 2021 Fantasy Football Quarterback Everything you need to know about the quarterback position before your Fantasy Football draft

The one thing that has been consistent at the quarterback position the past three seasons is a late round pick producing like a league winner 2021 Fantasy Football Quarterback . Patrick Mahomes in 2018, Lamar Jackson in 2019, and Aaron Rodgers last year.

You may pause at the Rodgers reference, but his ADP was outside the top-10 quarterbacks, one spot behind Josh Allen, who was the other quarterback to surprise in a good way last year. So that leads us to two questions: Who is this year’s late-round league winner and will Rodgers and Allen regress the way Mahomes and Jackson did the year after they were No. 1?

We’ll get to both of those answers in the sleepers, breakouts, and busts section, but first, we probably need to break down the state of the position.

There’s a pretty clear top six for me at quarterback, led by Mahomes and Jackson. But Allen, Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott, and Russell Wilson all belong in the Tier 1 discussion as well. ADP would tell you that Rodgers and Justin Herbert do as well. What’s hard to figure is how much of an outlier 2020 was moving forward.

College football picks schedule Predictions against the spread odds for top 25 games today in Week 1

College football picks schedule Predictions against the spread odds for top 25 games today in Week 1 against the spread odds for top 25 games today

The first week of the 2021 college football season is officially underway, against the spread odds for top 25 games today and while games were played over the last three days, Saturday’s slate is absolutely loaded. Not only is there a rare top-five matchup in Week 1, there’s four other games being contested between top 25 teams that will undoubtedly shake up the college football rankings when they are released on Tuesday.

No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson in Charlotte is clearly the game of the day, but No. 1 Alabama may have its hands full with No. 14 Miami in Atlanta. No. 12 Wisconsin hosts No. 19 Penn State in one of the premier Big Ten showdowns of the season, while No. 17 Indiana invades No. 18 Iowa in another and No. 21 Texas welcomes No. 23 Louisiana in a tough nonconference showdown.

While winning is all that matters for the standings, we care about whether these teams will cover their spreads. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports throughout the day for college football coverage from the opening kickoff on Saturday to the final whistle. Let’s take a look at our expert picks for the first full Saturday of the season.

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