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World Cups Updates

The Alex Morgan is leading the FIFA World Cup with 5 goals for USA
Cristiane Roziera is 3rd is goals with 4 goals.
Samantha Kerr has made herself a legend during the FIFA world cup with 5 goals for Australia
India is keeping up to the hype with the ICC World Cup undefeated so far with 3 wins
New Zealand Cricket has risen to the forefront at this World Cup undefeated with 4 wins.
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The 5 Young Guns of the MLB

Austin Meadows: Age 24, with a .346 batting average and a 1.046 OPS Meadows has an advanced approach at the plate
Cody Bellinger – The majestic sweeping left handed swing of Bellinger has him in legitimate conversations for the NL MVP, even this early! .355 average with 20 dingers.
Joey Gallo: Age 25, Joey is not only Mashing home runs (20), for the first time in his career he has the average to back it up, a legitimate AL star.
Alex Bregman – Age 25. Breg is known by some as the people’s champion for the “face of baseball” he is backing it up this year with 18 homers and .934 OPS.
Austin Riley. Age 22. 93 at bats, 9 home runs, .939 OPS. He has the makings of a Rhys Hoskins type rise to Stardom.

5 Surprise players in the MLB’s first two weeks

Kolten Wong is turning heads with a surprise breakout offensive campaign with 3HRs, a .433 BA and a monstrous 1.352 OPS
Tim Anderson is the league leader with a .560 Batting average and a 1.457 OPS. Amazing start, lets hope he puts together a good overall campaign.
German Marquez is continuing a brilliant 2018 campaign with a 0.69 ERA and 14 SO.
Rookie Pete Alonzo is leading the NL East leading Met’s formidable offense with a 1.200 OPS
Glasnow has wowed folks in Tampa by posting a 2-0 record with a 0.82 ERA and 11 SO

Fantasy Fridays – 5 undrafted players that are now ranked top 5

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Jarid Goff – Goff currently ranked #3 quarterback, no one thought that Goff would be one of the top QBs in the league. If you saw how he played at Cal you would agree with his current rank.

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Patrick Mahomes – The much hyped chiefs QB has not disappointed. He has the #1 rank in most leagues.

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Calvin Ridley – The number 1 receiver is not Julio. It is in fact Calvin Ridley. The Falcons love their Alabama receivers.

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Eric Ebron – Most left Eric on the waiver wire. He’s #3 ranked right now.

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George Kittle – Some had predictions he would do ok this year but I do not think anyone had him in his top 5.

Friday – Top 5 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3

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Murray – With Cook out for Week 3 Murray will get you 10-25 points, no brainer.

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Giovanny Bernard – He is a short term rental for Mixon who is out for 2-4 weeks. In my opinion he will get you anywhere from 7-16 points every week with a small chance he gets into the 20’s with his pass catching skills.

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Kelaan Cole – If you watched the game and gave Cole the eye test, he will be showing up for the rest of the season and putting up big fantasy numbers. Bortles is passing downfield this year and Cole is up to the challenge. 

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John Brown – He is consistent double digit 10-18 points per week. The dream flex player for any team.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick – Most people left him on the waivers because of Jameis, now most people will leave Jameis on the Waivers because of Fitzmagic. If he is available please get him and thank me later.

International Thursday – A look into La Liga

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#1 – Barcalona – Messi. Need I say more? Barca so far in Laliga is undefeated without even a draw. They look to keep the dominance until the next meeting with Real Madrid.

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#2 Real Madrid – The Fly Emirates boys have showed up so far this year in Laliga, the only blemish they have is a draw so far. They are looking to knock off Barca on the top of the list in the coming weeks.

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#3 Celta Vigo – The legendary club Celta has emerged as a Cadidate to upset the giants of Barca and Real Madrid. Their 2-1-1 and +2 GD ranks them high as a contender so far this year.

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# 4 Espanyol FC – The other Barcelona club has emerged in the top 5 with a respectible 2-1-1 stat line, if team work is the trait of a championship club they stand a good chance.

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Getafe FC – This club has stayed as a dark horse in Laliga this year with a bad GD but a 2-1-1 record line. They will look to dethrown one of the big boys to gain some recognition.

Wednesday – NBA breakout candidates

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Jason Tatum – Roaring onto the NBA scene at just 19, Tatum modeling his game after Kobe is well positioned to have a big breakout year. Plus he’s from St. Louis, which immediately boosts his value. #Cardinalplug

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Fred Vanvleet – He was the star guard of the Raptors bench last year, and with 15 PPG he is poised to have a Monster year in Toronto.

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LAURI MARKKANEN – The young bull with a beyond the arc potential shot 37% last year and has had many comparisons to Porzingis. Watch out for “The Finnisher”

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Montrezel Hurrel – The new face of the clippers has developed into a Deandre Jordan style player, he has all kinds of intangibles he does well from Defense to pick and roll skills.

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Jamaal Murray – Developing in his sophmore year, he ranked 5th all time in the NBA in improvement of overall shooting percentage. If he continues this improvement he will be a ALL NBA sleeper.

Tuesday – Mack truck, Ninjas and absolute tragedy.

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Khalil Mack – Has brought a mediocre Bears defense and taken them to the next level, not only is he dominating on a national level 

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Josh Gordon to the Patriots – If Brady and Co can wrangle Josh Gordon’s off the field problems, does Brady have the next Moss combination?

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Christian Yelich – As much as this guy annoys me because I am a Cardinals fan, he hit his second cycle of the season on Monday, and therefore deserves my respect and possibly the MVP vote.

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Tyler Blevins making headline again as the first gamer to ever appear on the cover of the ESPN magazine. I am in full support of this guy and I hope that he stays grounded and continues to dominate the sport.

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An absolute horrible development as Big 12 Golfing Champion Barquin Arozamena was found assaulted and dead on a golf course in Iowa. They have a suspect in custody. We are all praying for Hawkeye Nation as they mourn this loss.

Monday – NFL and MLB weekend warriors

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One of my favorite stories from this weekend is Ryan Fitzpatrick. I am trying to pick him up in every league in Fantasy Football. With his second 4+ touchdown game, Fitzy is securing the starting QB job in Tampa Bay.

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Patrick Lindsey – One of the most unexpected running back outbreaks of the season Lindsey is poised to be the next great Denver running back leaving Freeman owners in shambles.

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Fransisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians have secured the first division title in the MLB with a very mediocre winning percentage of .557. All of Cleveland is thanking the rest of the American league central for their service, as the closest team is the Twins with a .460 winning percentage.

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JD Martinez  and the Boston Red Sox secured the first playoff spot even before the Indians got it. They project to be one of the winning-est teams in MLB history.

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We are going to watch the rest of the season closely but when the St. Louis Cardinals season looked to be all but lost after dropping three in a row against the Dodgers, in comes Adam Wainwright, plagued with injuries and doubters within the Cardinals and MLB writers alike. Most thought this game was just to please the Cardinals fans that wanted to see the Veteran pitch. All of that could not be further from the truth, Adam showed the heart of a warrior and brought the Cardinals out of the pit and the offense responded. If the Cardinals win a championship you can look back to Sunday night as the catalyst.

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