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Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks

Thursday brings 10 more games in MLB, eight of which will make up the main evening slate on Yahoo. There are some exciting matchups among them, including the Twins hosting the Indians and the Rays taking on the Braves. Let’s dig into the options and discuss some players who are worth considering for your lineup. Pitchers The second-most expensive starting pitching option is Dinelson Lamet ($48), who looked sharp in his season debut by allowing one run and recording eight strikeouts across five… Source link

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Drew Brees’ hand licking must stop in coronavirus season

Eventually, an NFL quarterback was going to be forced to think about it. And when one confronted the inescapable reality, the door would open for others to follow. On Wednesday, future Hall of Famer Drew Brees officially breached that threshold, admitting that an incessant (and questionably gross) habit will need to be ditched during the COVID-19 era. Licking fingers during an NFL game. Brees and other quarterbacks have engaged in the act thousands of times before a snap, using their tongue to… Source link

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Mueller ‘let Trump get away with lying,’ former House special counsel says

Former special counsel Robert Mueller. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision not to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice was an “unconscionable” lapse that “let Trump get away with lying,” Norm Eisen, former special counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, said in a Wednesday interview on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.” Eisen’s sharp comments about Mueller, for whom he said he has always had great respect, came… Source link

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs face 5-hour grilling with mixed results

Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google parent Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai sat before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law on Wednesday to take questions during an at-times acrimonious hearing related to ongoing antitrust investigations into the power the companies wield over competitors and consumers. Much of the hearing saw pointed lines of questioning aimed… Source link

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Stock futures higher as investors await GDP report, jobless claims, tech earnings

Stock futures were slightly higher Wednesday evening as market participants continued to digest the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy statement, which was largely viewed as dovish. Investors looked ahead to the first report on US second-quarter GDP Thursday morning, along with more data on weekly jobless claims and a slew of Big Tech earnings. Market participants are bracing for what is likely to be by far the worst quarterly GDP print on record, with second-quarter GDP expected to… Source link

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MLB news: Punishments from Astros-Dodgers brawl

Major League Baseball has laid down punishments after tempers flared between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros on Tuesday night, the first bit of justice from MLB players we’ve seen carried out against the Astros after their cheating scandal rocked baseball this past offseason. Joe Kelly, who threw pitches near the heads of Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa and then taunted Correa, was suspended eight games. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was suspended one game. Astros manager Dusty… Source link

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NHL misses the mark entirely with performative gestures regarding Black lives

In the four months between the NHL pausing its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resumption of the campaign this week, the world in no uncertain terms changed. The pandemic forced a new reality upon us, and the economic strife combined with increased awareness globally about how the police target and kill Black people with impunity led to a widespread call for change. It’s perhaps naive to expect the NHL to know better by now, despite establishing its Declaration of Principles and… Source link

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Yahoo Sports NBA team-by-team season restart previews and predictions

We are on the precipice of restarting the 2019-20 NBA season, a monumental undertaking at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando’s Walt Disney World during a global pandemic. History will be made inside the league’s so-called “bubble,” which houses 22 teams at three hotels within 15 minutes of the three arenas where the eight remaining regular-season seeding games and the playoffs will be held. It is easy to forget where the league left off in March, considering the… Source link

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Yahoo Sports NBA team-by-team season restart previews and predictions

We are on the precipice of restarting the 2019-20 NBA season, a monumental undertaking at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando’s Walt Disney World during a global pandemic. History will be made inside the league’s so-called “bubble,” which houses 22 teams at three hotels within 15 minutes of the three arenas where the eight remaining regular-season seeding games and the playoffs will be held. It is easy to forget where the league left off in March, considering the… Source link

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