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September 20, 2021

Jackson, Ravens Earn Comeback Win Over Chiefs in SNF Thriller

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson overcame two first-half interceptions to lead Baltimore to a victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Jackson sealed the win with a gutsy fourth-down conversion that gave the Ravens a new set of downs and left no time on the clock for a Mahomes-led comeback.

Days After Shoulder Soreness Concerns, Ohtani Hurls 10 Ks

Just days after Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon indicated that Shohei Ohtani’s season on the mound may be over, the right-hander dazzled in his showing on Sunday — throwing 10 Ks in eight innings in a 3-2 loss against the As.

Michigan Moves Up, Alabama Holds Steady in AP Poll

The Associated Press college football poll released Sunday has the defending national champion Crimson Tide staying strong at No. 1, while Michigan is making its first appearance in the weekly poll moving up nine spots to No. 19. Penn State also made moves, jumping four spots to No. 6.

WNBA Playoff Picture Set, Liberty Earns Spot with Sparks and Mystics Losses

The New York Liberty earned their first playoff berth since 2017 on Sunday after both the Mystics and Sparks lost on the final day of the WNBA season. The Liberty barely made the postseason thanks to their win against Washington in the season finale at Barclays Center on Friday night.

Peyton Manning Eyes Minority Stake in Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning is reportedly keeping a close eye on the pending sale of the Denver Broncos, as league sources say he is already in talks with two potential suitors for the team. While the Broncos are currently not for sale, sources say Manning, a Denver resident, is eyeing roles as an investor or manager.

Manny Pacquiao Announces Presidential Run in Native Philippines

Legendary boxer and Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao is running for president of his home country in the upcoming May 2022 election. The 42-year-old Pacquiao’s nomination was announced Sunday, and comes less than a month after he lost by unanimous decision to Yordenis Ugás in Las Vegas, bringing mounting rumors that his boxing career is officially coming to a close.

Venus Williams Launches Happy Viking Superfood Plant Nutrition Powders

The tennis icon is launching a new line of plant-based protein powders under her brand Happy Viking. The new line will include superfood powders that rely on peas, not whey, for protein.

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FIFA Explores the Possibility of a Biennial Men’s World Cup

FIFA wants to hold the World Cup every two years, but not everyone in the soccer world is on board with the idea. The proposal, which is expected to be discussed with all 211 member federations on Sept. 30, has been met with widespread speculation from European soccer body UEFA, South American counterpart CONMEBOL, and FIFPRO, the global union for active players.

Catering Company Hungry Raises $21M in Series C Funding Round that Includes DeAndre Hopkins and Lonzo Ball

NFL receiver DeAndre Hopkins, NBA guard Lonzo Ball, and former heavyweight boxing champ Deontay Wilder are among a group of investors getting in on a$21 million Series C funding round with a new catering company, Hungry. The company, which was founded in 2016, is now valued at more than $200 million.

Chaos Reigns as PLL Champions, Beat Whipsnakes 14-9

The Premier Lacrosse League capped off its third season Sunday with an epic match-up between the Chaos and Whipsnakes. The Chaos, backed by the play of stars Ian MacKay, Josh Byrne, Blaze Riorden, and Mark Glicin took home the championship, defeating the Whipsnakes 14-9.