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2020 fantasy baseball awards: Commemorating the very best, worst from a season unlike any other

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports Steve Gardner breaks down the top storylines in MLB thus far. USA TODAYAs spring training 2.0 ended and games officially began in late July, we all knew this baseball season would be unlike any other. There were new rules for extra innings, shortened doubleheaders and a universal DH. We could only…

Emmys take a note from baseball, opening with cardboard cutouts of nominees

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the world's most expensive Zoom call. Image: ABC via Getty Images By Caitlin Welsh2020-09-21 01:03:27 UTC An awkward opening monologue! Stunt jokes that don't land! An audience of beautiful people! Who said the Emmys were going to feel weird this year? Jimmy Kimmel opened the "virtual" 2020 Emmys with a less-than-tight five,…

Baseball Hall of Famer Passes Away of Lewy Body Dementia and COVID-19

Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Tom Seaver recently died at the age of 75 because of complications of Lewy body dementia (LBD) and COVID-19. Seaver, also known as "Tom Terrific," turned the previously laughable New York Mets into the 1969 "Miracle Mets," leading his team to its first World Series championship. In addition, he won…

Dream Baseball Week 9 Preview: Two-start pitcher rankings advise utilizing Corbin Burnes, Marco Gonzales

Bad matchups aren't an excuse to sit Clayton Kershaw or Tony Gonsolin. Sep 13, 2020 at 5:21 pm ET1 min read Watch Now: Highlights: Reds at Cubs (1:26) Every weekend, Scott White ranks the two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, sorting them by how usable they are. The standard for a two-start sleeper is higher…

Dream Baseball Week 6 Preview: Top 10 sleeper players include Randal Grichuk, Kole Calhoun

Some of the hottest hitters also happen to have some of the best matchups in Week 6. Aug 23, 2020 at 8:36 pm ET1 min read Watch Now: Highlights: Astros vs Rockies (2:13) Now, it's the Mets who have turned up a couple of positive COVID-19 tests, seeing their weekend series against the Yankees (plus…

Fantasy Baseball 2020: Gamers to Target on Waiver Wire for Week 1

Tony Dejak/Associated PressBrady Singer's performance in his Major League Baseball debut should help him establish a spot in the Kansas City Royals rotation.The 23-year-old made a case to be a permanent fixture on the Kansas City roster with seven strikeouts against Cleveland on Saturday.Singer is one of a handful of players who could be targeted…

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Park factors, pitching matchups to be aware of when you draft

Normally in Fantasy Baseball we look at matchups and schedules one or two weeks in advance, but this season is anything but normal. While it might seem minimal, paying attention to venues and matchups in your draft will give you an advantage over your competition. Even if it's just a slight advantage, every edge helps. Let's…

2020: Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Twins pitchers get a nice boost thanks to the schedule

Nobody is really "sleeping" on players anymore. If you play Fantasy baseball, you know the player pool. You know who Corey Seager and Kenta Maeda are, you don't don't need me to tell you that. What makes these players "sleepers" is not that they are unknown — it's because their draft cost doesn't match their…

2020 Fantasy Baseball Busts: Top-75 picks you’ll regret on Draft Day, like Fernando Tatis and Shane Bieber

In every draft, you're going to have big misses. Here are seven to consider steering clear of on Draft Day. Jul 17, 2020 at 12:33 pm ET1 min read 2020 Draft Prep Busts In a perfect world, every player in MLB would have a career year in 2020. Every pitcher would set a new career-high…

Fantasy Baseball 2020: Roto Rankings, Draft Strategies for 60-Game Season

John Bazemore/Associated PressFantasy baseball is almost back, but it won't be business as usual for the foreseeable future.With MLB set to play a condensed, 60-game schedule, this will be a fantasy campaign like no other.How should owners respond? On one hand, it's probably best not to overthink it. There are some strategic changes to consider,…

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DOJ unveils Trump administration’s legislation to reform tech’s legal liability shield

Attorney General William Barr appears before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2020.Matt McClain | ReutersThe Department of Justice proposed legislation Wednesday to reform a key legal liability shield for the tech industry known as Section 230.The draft legislation focuses on two areas of reform. First, it aims to…

Grand jury indicts former Louisville cop Brett Hankison in Breonna Taylor raid, but no charges related to her shooting death

A memorial to Breonna Taylor, placed in Jefferson Square Park, is photographed in downtown Louisville, Kentucky on September 23, 2020 as the city anticipates of the results of a grand jury inquiry into the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot by the Louisville Metro Police Department in her apartment earlier this year.Jeff Dean…

Trump’s coronavirus vaccine czar says he’s had ‘enough’ of Democratic calls for his firing over pharma stock holdings

Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Dubbed "Operation Warp Speed," the Trump administration is announcing plans for an all-out effort to produce and distribute a…

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Amazon Just Released a Budget-friendly Physical Fitness Bike With Echelon

Updated 09/23/20 at 8:45am ET: The massive online retailer will not be entering the home gym equipment market. While it’s still unknown as to why Echelon marketed the affordable bike release as part of a partnership with Amazon, an Amazon spokesperson contacted us to clarify that the company has no involvement with Echelon at this…

How Guys Over 40 Can Construct More Powerful Back Muscles

Author, fitness model, and trainer Kirk Charles, NASM-CPT CES, knows that as you get older, life can get more complicated. But that shouldn’t prevent you from being on top of your game. He’ll help to answer the tough training questions that come with age so you too can be Fit Beyond 40.Working with a new…

Build Serious Abs Strength with this Side Slab Series

Sure, you can hold a plank or side plank for eternity. But truth be told, you're not really training true abdominal strength. Want true abdominal strength? Then master a more vicious version of the plank that'll take exactly thirty seconds to do. This plank just might make you a better runner too. Meet the Knee…