English Premier League EPL 2022-23 Full Football Match Streaming

Premier League 2022-23: The players and teams that will define the season in England’s top flight The Premier League is back and with that, it’s a good time to gaze into a crystal ball of what may happen in the league while everyone is still on level footing. Strap in and let’s get to some predictions. Also, for the traditional top four, relegation predictions and the title winner, the CBS Sports staff has you covered.

Best Newcomer: Darwin Nunez, Liverpool

Nunez is quite an addition to the Liverpool attack as Jurgen Klopp refreshes the team to replace Sadio Mane. After scoring 34 goals and assisting four more with Benfica, it’s safe to expect more than 20 goals from Nunez in all competitions as long as he’s on the field consistently. Klopp has already shown that the scouting department is comfortable transitioning players from Portugal with the successful addition of Luis Diaz last season, but Nunez is different from Liverpool’s usual forwards leading the line.

A shoot first, ask questions later forward, Nunez will rely on service from those around him. The good news is that between Mohamed Salah, Thiago, Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Diaz the crosses coming into the box are a forwards dream. Even if he drifts out to the wing, Salah is able to fill the space in the middle, making Liverpool that much more dangerous. The biggest transition will be adjusting to the press, but Liverpool loaded the preseason with friendlies to give the team as much game time together as possible before moving into the grind of the season. The biggest point in Nunez’s favor over the summer’s more heralded move of Erling Haaland to Manchester City is that I see him getting more starts in an attack that can match City step for step.

Golden Boot Winner: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

The big red machine moves on. Salah will continue to be a key cog in the attack after signing a contract extension. The only players to best him in the past five seasons are Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane. Vardy is struggling with injuries while he ages while Kane is no longer the most feared attacker on Spurs as that title now shifts to Heung-Min Son who tied Salah for the Golden Boot last year.

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Most Improved Team: Newcastle United

This is a loaded answer because Newcastle United did well last season but the jump they last year from the bottom half into the top half is a bigger improvement than doing something like avoiding relegation by climbing higher in midtable like Brentford. The Magpies are fringe Europa League contenders with very little business this summer thanks to the strength of their defense. Sven Botman and Nick Pope are significant upgrades while making the addition of Matt Targett permanent is also a solid addition for them. Under Eddie Howe, Newcastle only need one of Manchester United or West Ham United to slip up to crash England’s European party. With Newcastle’s improvement this season, I’d also back Howe for coach of the year if they’re able to make Europe.

Biggest Drop in the Table: Wolverhampton Wanderers

It’s hard to tell what the Wolves front office is doing. The only addition this summer has been Nathan Collins in central defense. He’s a way to get younger in defense after letting Romain Saiss leave this summer but he won’t improve Wolves’ most pressing problems. Morgan Gibbs-White could bring his sharp form back home from his loan spell with Sheffield United, but playing as a ten instead of as a second striker will change how he influences the game. For Wolves to do well, Pedro Neto and Deniel Podence will need to take significant steps forward. It’s certainly possible that they do that but if they don’t, an attack that only scored 38 goals (good for the fourth worst number in the league) last season, will be worse off and sink the team as a result.

Best Promoted Side: Nottingham Forest

The Tricky Trees earn this title tanks to Fulham’s history in the Premier League and Bournemouth’s lack of business. It could be a tough start for Forest and they could finish anywhere from tenth in the league to dead last and it wouldn’t be surprising to me. Opening the season with Newcastle, West Ham, Everton, Tottenham, and Manchester City expectations will be low for points out of the gate, but that will allow the team to gel under pressure before three consecutive games against teams who will be around the relegation zone with them. By the end of September, we should at least have an idea of which way Forest will be heading.

Breakout Performer: Eberechi Eze, Crystal Palace

After missing significant time due to an Achilles injury, he’s back with a full pre-season under his belt and the number ten shirt showing that he has also earned Patrick Vieira’s trust. With Conor Gallagher back at Chelsea, Eze will shoulder the responsibility of being the creative focus of the Palace attack which could see him easily clear double digits in combined goals and assists this season. Vieira is building something special in South London and Eze’s performances will be at the center of making it work this season.

Best Young Player: Bukayo Saka, Arsenal

Saka will be celebrating his 21st birthday one month from now. It’s wild that he’s only 20 years old as the season kicks off despite having three seasons of Premier League soccer under his belt. Saka is basically a seasoned veteran in this exciting Arsenal side.

Most Valuable American Player: Tyler Adams, Leeds United

Adams will be central to that. Leeds have made quite a few signings this summer so a rough start to the season could see doubt begin to creep in but if it goes well, Adams will be in a great spot ahead of the World Cup in November.

UFC 277: Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes 2 Full Fight Card Online

UFC 277 fight card Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes 2 Top storylines to watch for in Dallas For the second time in the same calendar month, the UFC will promote a pay-per-view on Saturday, this time with a pair of title rematches atop the marquee from the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Julianna Pena will make the first defense of her women’s bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 277 as she faces fellow TUF coach Amanda Nunes in a rematch of Pena’s massive upset in December. Although it wouldn’t be fair to call UFC 277 a deep PPV card, the featured bouts still offer an intriguing mixture of storylines to follow entering this weekend. Let’s take a closer look at those now.

UFC 277 fight card – Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes 2:

That’s the key question entering this 135-pound title rematch: Is Pena simply a one-hit wonder who caught lightning in a bottle on Nunes’ worst night since first starting an incredible 12-fight win streak? Or was Nunes, now 34, simply ripe for the picking as the rest of the division caught up with her on the best night of Pena’s up-and-down career? Trying to diminish Pena’s accomplishment in any form feels disingenuous considering she walked through one huge shot after another before breaking the G.O.A.T. down and finishing her off via second-round submission. Yet, at the same time, Nunes simply looked off from the start, even with the early success she had in Round 1.

Given how historic and devastating her winning streak had been which included finishes of Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm, not to mention a pair of decision wins over Valentina Shevchenko — it was alarming to watch Nunes implode in such a disastrous way. How much of that was because of Pena? Or did the outside-the-cage drama, which led to Nunes leaving American Top Team to start her own gym, fuel a backdrop of chaos? Either way, Nunes remains a firm betting despite the defeat, which speaks generously to the idea that Pena might need to be better than great in order to see lightning strike a second time.

Trying to pinpoint the exact reason for Nunes’ overnight decline in the first Pena fight is difficult. Some questioned whether her desire was still the same after dominating for so long. But regardless of exact reason, Nunes fought undisciplined enough that Pena was able to overcome the technical differences between them by luring Nunes into a brawl with wide, looping shots and a willingness to take big ones in return.

The Lioness, after all, went five rounds in her rematch against Shevchenko playing in 2017 and won a (disputed) chess match in which she proved that her stamina and fight IQ were just as developed and potent as her power and finishing ability. But it’s hard to imagine a carbon copy of their first meeting playing out in Saturday’s rematch. It’s also likely that Nunes learned from the mistakes she made on the ground in their first fight that led to her gassing out, in part because of the strain Pena was putting on her arms.

Since a three-fight stretch that saw Kara-France lose to Moreno and Brandon Royval, the native of New Zealand has simply become a new fighter. Kara-France scored consecutive knockouts of Rogerio Bontorin and Cody Garbrandt before outlasting Askar Askarov to earn the interim title shot against Moreno. Kara-France has evolved to become more of a finishing threat offensively and his confidence has blossomed along the way. Moreno, who lost his title back to Deiveson Figueiredo during their third meeting in January, will need to prepare for a completely different fighter, and has said as much throughout the buildup. A product of the same City Kickboxing gym that has produced current champions Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya, Kara-France appears poised to join his teammates in the search and seizure of UFC gold.

Was this a case of UFC hoping to pad a relatively thin PPV card — the promotion’s second of the current month — by adding a second world title to the top of the card? All signs appear to be pointing to yes on this one, in a move that has become more commonplace in recent years. This gratuitous decision by UFC brass was much more in line with the recent head scratcher at heavyweight where Cyril Gane and Derrick Lewis fought for an interim strap just months after Francis Ngannou won it. Figueiredo has publicly questioned whether UFC believes he is faking an injury and punishing him for not being available. Either way, the cake in this case is too delicious already without the need for extra frosting on top.

Who deserves the first shot at new light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka? That’s the question facing UFC matchmakers, who appear torn between an immediate rematch against Glover Teixeira or a showdown for Prochazka against another former champion in Jan Blachowicz. The fact that neither one seems to hold a stronger case than the other could lead to the winner of Saturday’s sneaky good pairing between No. 4 Ankalaev and No. 3 Smith to cut the line, provided they can win in dominant and/or exciting fashion. Ankalaev, who is riding an impressive eight-fight win streak, has left some believing he’s already the best fighter in the division. But Smith, who lost a title bid to Jon Jones in 2019, also enters on a red-hot streak of his own having won three in a row by stoppage.

UFC 277 info:

Date: July 30

Location: American Airlines Center – Dallas

Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)

How to Watch Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr PPV Fight Online

Hasim Rahman says son has ‘underperformed’ to date but will beat Jake Paul He picked the wrong guy Hasim Rahman assures his son will be in rare form against Jake Paul. Hasim Rahman Jr. follows in his father’s footsteps competing in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. Both parties took part in a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Paul vs. Rahman Jr. at MSG on Aug. 6. The two-time world heavyweight champion was critical of his son’s efforts to date but assured that Rahman Jr. will be more than equipped to deal with Paul.

Flat out, I’m going to give you the honest answer,” he said. “I don’t know if my son is going to like it but I’m going to tell the truth because that’s what I do. My son has really underperformed and underprepared for pretty much all of his fights. But he will be ready for this one. The only concern Rahman Sr. has is the feedback his son will get after snapping Paul’s undefeated streak. I’m excited like everybody else. I just don’t know how I’ll feel when Jake’s hundred billion fans hate my son. After the fight, they’re going to hate him,” Rahman Sr. said. “Obviously, we find it disrespectful. Jake is a real fighter. He is a real fighter and we respect that, but I just think he’s moving too quick. I think he picked the wrong guy at the wrong time.

It’s weird, I don’t know what’s going on over there, Paul said. They seem to not be very smart. They don’t seem to have any sort of strategy. That’s just terrible for his dad to throw him under the bus like that.

Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) will for the first time in his professional boxing career fight someone with professional experience, excluding a technicality in the Tyron Woodley rematch. Rahman Jr. (12-1, 6 KOs) is coming off the first professional loss and finish of his pro career. Rahman Jr. traditionally fights at heavyweight but will compete against Paul at the cruiserweight limit of 200 pounds. Paul props up Rahman Jr. as a bigger foe, but Rahman Jr. rejects the label. The younger Rahman argued that a hydration stipulation in the fight contract will force Rahman Jr. to remain at a size closer to Paul on Fight Night.

You’re stacking the deck,” Rahman Jr. said. Why do you keep calling me a heavyweight, talking about how I’m a heavyweight when you’re not fighting me at heavyweight? If you was really that, you would have fought me at heavyweight.

There wouldn’t have been no, ‘Oh bring him down to 200 pounds and make sure he can’t go over 210,’ come on man. You saw I just weighed 224 pounds in April. Stop playing with me, you put a 10-pound rehydration clause in the contract, shut your ass up. Paul contradicted Rahman Jr.’s assessment of the hydration clause when speaking with “Morning Kombat.

We’re fighting at 200 pounds. He has to weigh 200 pounds on Friday. Then Saturday morning, he can weigh as much as 215 pounds. The night of the fight he can weigh as much as he wants. They almost didn’t want to sanction the fight because they were concerned about his experience over mine.

Paul knocked out former UFC welterweight champion Woodley in his last fight and also holds a knockout win over former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.

When is the Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. fight?

The event takes place at 9 p.m. ET and the main event will take place at an estimated 11.30 p.m. ET.

Who else is on the card?

This late in the game, the undercard of this event seems pretty lacklustre.

Who is Hasim Rahman Jr.?

Hasim Rahman Jr. is the son of legendary heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, who famously knocked out Lennox Lewis in a massive upset victory back in 2001. But Hasim Rahman Jr. has amassed quite the record himself. At age 31 he’s now a 12-1 fighter. His sole loss came recently via knockout at the hands of the undefeated James McKenzie Morrison earlier this year in April. Morrison represented the first real challenge Rahman Jr. faced. Up until that point the majority of his fights featured boxers with losing or mixed records at best. Still, at 6 foot 3, Rahman Jr. is bigger than Paul, who has fought mostly undersized opponents in the ring. This could represent a real problem for The Problem Child.

Who is Jake Paul?

You’re probably aware of Paul, the social media personality who first made it big on Vine before moving across to every platform in existence. He showed a talent for boxing and has been fighting ever since. Paul has also moved into promotion, co-promoting a huge fight between Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, which was one of the biggest female boxing matches of all time. sources by

MLB Will the Yankees get to 116 wins in the regular season 2022

Batting Around: Will the Yankees get to 116 wins in the 2022 regular season? We are almost three months into the 2022 regular season. The sample sizes are no longer small, but there is still a lot – A LOT – of season to play, and plenty of teams are still vying for a spot in the new 12-team postseason format.

Throughout the season the CBS Sports MLB experts will bring you a weekly Batting Around roundtable breaking down pretty much anything. The latest news, a historical question, thoughts about the future of baseball, all sorts of stuff. Last week we discussed Aaron Judge’s home run pace. This week we’ll try to predict how many games the Yankees – currently playing at a 119-win pace – will win this season.

Will the Yankees win 116 games this season?

R.J. Anderson: I don’t think so. For as much as I’d like to see them set the record for the most wins in a season – it would be fun – you always have to bet against the likelihood of these things.

Mike Axisa: I don’t think so. It’s a huge number, and as good as the Yankees have been this season, they’re only barely keeping up with that pace now. Their goal is winning the World Series, and once they clinch all they can clinch, they’ll take their foot off the gas and rest players in September. There’s no shame in only winning, say, 105-110 games. I like seeing records broken and winning 117 games would be very cool. I just don’t see it happening.

Dayn Perry: Gotta say no. As impressive as their current record is, that’s going to be difficult to sustain. On another level, they’ve been lucky by a couple of games on the level of run differential, and if you look at the BaseRuns system available at FanGraphs, then they’ve been lucky by five or so games. They’re an excellent team by any standard, but a correction could happen at some point.

Matt Snyder: Absolutely all logic here says no. They aren’t as good as the record says they are. They recently had a slight backslide – and it should’ve been worse – while the rest of the division makes it the best division in baseball. That means the remaining schedule isn’t friendly. Aaron Judge might be due an injury, too.

But you know what? It isn’t very fun if all four of us say no. I’ll be the guy who says it. They’ve been above the 116-pace here pretty steadily for weeks. And while things have been going well, as pointed out above, it’s not like everything has been perfect. They’ve already had plenty of injury adversity and they’ve dealt with it like champs. They’ll shore up any even slight weak spots at the trade deadline, too. Put me down for 116 exactly.

Predicting 2022 MVPs for each AFC team

Predicting 2022 MVPs for each AFC team: Russell Wilson, Travis Kelce among key stars pivotal to teams’ success The start of the 2022 NFL season is quickly approaching, and we will soon see all of the new faces take the practice field in their new places with the start of training camp. The league looks very different after a dramatic offseason.

With football right around the corner, let’s attempt to predict the MVP of each AFC team in 2022. The team MVP doesn’t always mean this player or position group is the No. 1 talent on the team, but that this player or position group is absolutely imperative to the franchise’s success this upcoming season. We could list the quarterback as each team’s MVP for all 16 clubs, but we will try to stay away from doing that too much.

Baltimore Ravens- WR Rashod Bateman

It would be easy to list Lamar Jackson here, as he’s the engine that makes the Ravens go. However, a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver would further Baltimore’s case as a Super Bowl contender. Mark Andrews’ record-breaking 2021 campaign seemingly has the Ravens front office not worried about the wide receiving corps, but Bateman breaking out in 2022 could prove them right.

The No. 27 overall pick in last year’s draft didn’t have a great rookie campaign, but he did show some flashes. If he can be a consistent presence in the passing game and not drop the ball as much as Marquise Brown did, then Bateman could be the reason the Ravens find themselves competing for a Super Bowl next year.

Buffalo Bills- QB Josh Allen

Could this be the year of the Buffalo Bill? They have been the stand-alone favorite to win the Super Bowl this year for months now, and their odds have just increased. Allen has already proven that he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but he’s going to need to be even better in 2022. He has a solid wide receiving corps with Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Jamison Crowder, a new intriguing running back in rookie James Cook and a defense that received a facelift with the signing of Von Miller.

The Bills have everything needed to make a Super Bowl run, but Allen is going to have to be the one that puts it all together and remains consistent. Buffalo can’t have any slip-ups against teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers and they can’t randomly lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the middle of the season. Consistency is key, and Buffalo will be looking to its quarterback for that.

Cincinnati Bengals- The new offensive line

Joe Burrow or Ja’Marr Chase are easy candidates for “team MVP,” but if the Bengals make another Super Bowl run in 2022, it will be because of the upgraded offensive line. Burrow had to win in 2021 despite his protection. The nine sacks taken against the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round tied a record as well. Cincy wasted no time in free agency revamping the unit, stealing Alex Cappa from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ted Karras from the New England Patriots and also signed right tackle La’el Collins. Those three new starters should help the Bengals in a big way in 2022.

Cleveland Browns- WR Amari Cooper

The former Dallas Cowboys wideout went for just 865 yards last season, but did tie a career-high with eight touchdowns. Just 28, he can still be one of the premier wide receivers in the NFL. If Cooper can establish a rapport with Brissett, this offense will be OK.

Denver Broncos- QB Russell Wilson

Don’t overthink this one. The Broncos have been looking for a franchise quarterback since the Peyton Manning days, and they acquired Wilson via trade because George Paton and Co. want to win the Super Bowl. Wilson’s leadership skills and attention to detail are all his new teammates can talk about. If the Broncos thrive, it’s because of Wilson.

Houston Texans- WR Brandin Cooks

One of the goals for the Texans entering 2022 is to figure out if Davis Mills is the future of the franchise at the quarterback position. If he’s able to prove his worth to the front office, it’s because he found success with Cooks. The frequently-traded asset has long been one of the underrated players in the league, and Houston finally gave him the stability he’s been craving with a two-year extension signed this offseason. Last year, Cooks caught a career-high 90 passes for 1,037 yards and six touchdowns despite inconsistent quarterback play, and he had four 100-yard games. Everyone understands that the Texans aren’t competing for a Lombardi Trophy in 2022, but Cooks is again going to be a focal point on offense.

Indianapolis Colts- RB Jonathan Taylor

With Derrick Henry sidelined by injury, Taylor took over as the best running back in the NFL last year. The Wisconsin product led the league in rushing yards and touchdowns, but couldn’t carry the Colts to the playoffs. Indy is again trying a new quarterback with Matt Ryan, but this team won’t go anywhere if Taylor isn’t the star he was in 2021. Michael Pittman Jr. is another candidate for this team MVP award, and Indy is certainly hoping he has a career year in 2022, but Taylor is the player the Colts need to carry them this season.

Jacksonville Jaguars- QB Trevor Lawrence

Lawrence didn’t have a great rookie year, but I don’t know if anyone could have had a good rookie year with all of the drama he and the Jags had to deal with. The Clemson product ranked 17th in passing yards, 28th in passing touchdowns and tied for first in interceptions. You could see Lawrence’s play dip towards the end of the season. I felt as though he was making strides up through Week 4, but then the whole Urban Meyer-in-the-bar thing happened.

You won’t get much out of looking at his box score, but Lawrence made some impressive throws during his rookie season that showed you he’s a legitimate talent. He also clearly took it upon himself to be a leader, although he had to blindly support a coach he probably didn’t consider to be his best friend last year. With Travis Etienne back, the addition of Christian Kirk and then of course a new head coach in Doug Pederson, we should see Lawrence take a big step forward in 2022.

Kansas City Chiefs- TE Travis Kelce

Kelce turns 33 in October, but he’s still our No. 1 tight end in the NFL. Kelce recorded his sixth straight 1,000-yard campaign in 2021 — a tight end NFL record he continues to build on — and he picked up his third first-team All-Pro Selection and seventh straight Pro Bowl bid. A reason he’s going to be important in 2022 is because he’s the key weapon for Patrick Mahomes. There’s no more Tyreek Hill, and the new group consisting of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore is relatively unproven. It’s possible all of the newcomers benefit from Andy Reid’s system, but it’s also possible no one will be able to separate themselves as a true No. 1 wideout.

Las Vegas Raiders- DE Maxx Crosby

The Raiders offense should be much better in 2022 with the addition of Davante Adams, but this team can’t be a contender unless the defense can improve upon its 25.8 points allowed per game from last year. Vegas has a new prospective dynamic duo at pass-rusher with Crosby and Chandler Jones, which could turn this defense into one of the better units in the league. Crosby signed a four-year extension this offseason after he led the NFL with 101 pressures last year. He was second on the team in sacks with eight and first in tackles for loss with 13. Crosby is a rising star who has also emerged as a leader on this team. Expect another big season from him.

LIV Golf Branden Grace wins in Portland 2022

2022 LIV Golf in Portland leaderboard: Branden Grace’s scorching final round leads to two-shot victory The second LIV Golf Invitational Series event concluded in dramatic fashion Saturday evening at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club just outside Portland, Oregon. With $20 million up for grabs in individual prizes and an additional $5 million for the top teams, it was Branden Grace, yet another South African who claimed the title. Beginning the day at 6 under and three strokes off the pace set by Carlos Ortiz, Grace was nearly flawless in his final 18. Signing for a 7-under 65 and the round of the week, the 34-year-old leapfrogged the 36-hole leader as well as Dustin Johnson en route to victory.

Despite carding the lowest individual 54-hole total and claiming the $4 million winner’s check, Grace was unable to lead his squad to the team trophy. Instead, that honor goes to the 4 Aces captained by Johnson and accompanied by Pat Perez, Patrick Reed and Talor Gooch. Johnson and Reed both finished in a tie for third at 9 under and four strokes behind Grace. While Perez plummeted down the leaderboard with a final round 80, Gooch held steady and ultimately finished in solo seventh. As for a few notables, Matthew Wolff showed some promise in his LIV Golf debut, signed for rounds of 72-71-70 and finished in a tie for eighth. Bryson DeChambeau rounded out the top 10 while Kevin Na, Abraham Ancer and Brooks Koepka all finished inside the top 20.

For only its second event, LIV Golf and CEO Greg Norman must be proud of how the product is shaping up. With big names like Johnson and Reed in contention on the back nine and the team competition coming down to one of the final putts, the Portland event was more than able to make up for the lack intrigue in the inaugural tournament which it was sorely missing.

What’s next for LIV Golf

No longer allowed to play on the PGA Tour and select DP World Tour events, those not qualified for the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews will be away from competition for the next four weeks. This is not the case for the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson as they will compete at the Old Course in the fourth and final major of the year in two weeks’ time.

How the PGA Tour can stave off the latest LIV Golf threat by becoming more attractive to young stars

They went after the future. LIV Golf has signed the No. 2 amateur in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra out of Oklahoma State, who will make his professional debut in its Portland event later this week. You know what would be fun this week on the PGA Tour? Seeing Coody play in the John Deere Classic, which has a field lacking notable stars and could use a shot in the arm from a young, exciting talent.

NBA offseason winners and losers Celtics add to championship formula

NBA offseason winners and losers: Celtics add to championship formula; Hawks, Blazers prioritize defense We’re on our third day of the NBA free agency period and a lot has gone down. We’ll slowly be factoring in draft results as we flesh out the 2022 offseason winners and losers. This post will continue to update. Here’s what we have so far.

Winner: Boston Celtics

NBA offseason winners and losers All of those parts are highly expendable for Boston, which essentially got Brogdon for a first-round pick that will likely land in the mid-to-late 20s. Brogdon is really good. He adds to Boston’s ridiculously stacked defense and is another ball-handler and scorer to live well in a flowing, egalitarian offense.

Winner: Atlanta Hawks

Trading Kevin Huerter, a good player, for a draft pick that very well might not convey until 2027 is questionable to me. But right now, losing Huerter just because you have a position logjam is tough. The Hawks would’ve almost certainly preferred to keep Huerter over Bogdan Bogdanovic, but the latter doesn’t have the trade value to bring back a first-round pick, protected or otherwise.

Still, getting Murray from the Spurs makes this offseason a win for Atlanta. It can still get better, but Murray alone is a really nice addition. There are pessimistic points about the pairing with Trae Young. Both thrive with the ball. Young is a more natural option playing off-ball, but he has to commit, and by commit I don’t mean simply standing somewhere spacing the floor while Murray is running pick and roll.

Young has to move. Cut. Relocate. Become a Steph Curry-like fly to track. I have my doubts about his desire to do that. I envision more of him moving once off a screen, not getting the ball, then standing around or, at best, running toward the handler for a dribble-hand-off. But even in that environment the Hawks are a better team. Murray is a second guy who can get two feet in the paint and he has really improved his midrange shooting.

Defensively, Murray is a long, athletic monster. He’s a nightmare on-ball and a hawk, so to speak, off the ball. You’re playing with fire even trying to run a DHO with him tracking. He’ll reach in with those Inspector Gadget arms and poke that thing away in a snap. The Hawks now have two high-level perimeter defenders in Murray and De’Andre Hunter. Onyeka Okongwu can be pretty big-time on the defensive end. If they trade Collins or Capela, it has to be for another two-way player so as to keep Young as the only real target in the starting lineup. That’s how a Trae Young team can survive defensively. Without any other weak links. Atlanta is making moves to create that reality.

The man has played 85 career games over three seasons, one of which he didn’t play a single second, and he just got a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $231 million. I’m not sure if this is a win yet for the Pelicans. If Zion plays and stays healthy for the majority of this contract, of course, it’s a win. New Orleans has a pretty damn good team brewing.

But if Williamson is in and out of the lineup and the Pelicans never gain real traction in a loaded Western Conference, and Zion’s trade value dips because he can’t stay healthy, this could end up ugly for the Pels. But for Zion, regardless of how it plays out, he walks out filthy rich.

The Wolves gave up enough capital to choke a hippo, but they got Rudy Gobert. After signing Karl-Anthony Towns to a four-year, $224 million extension that keeps him in Minnesota for the next six years, it’s twin-tower time in Minnesota, which sent back to Utah Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Leandro Bolmaro, Jarred Vanderbilt and multiple first-round picks: unprotected first-rounders in 2023, 2025, and 2027, and a top-five protected pick in 2029.

WWE Money in the Bank 2022 Fight: Liv Morgan cashes in on wins SmackDown

2022 WWE Money in the Bank results, grades: Liv Morgan cashes in on Ronda Rousey, wins SmackDown women’s title Liv Morgan can finally proclaim to be a world champion. Morgan and the WWE universe celebrated her successful capture of the Money in the Bank briefcase on Saturday night. The energy only escalated when she successfully cashed in on Ronda Rousey to claim the SmackDown women’s championship.

Fans have long desired to see Morgan’s ascent into the main event. Meanwhile on the men’s side, none of the advertised superstars for the main event claimed the briefcase as that honor went to a surprise entrant.

2022 Money in the Bank

Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins vs. Riddle vs. Sami Zayn vs. Madcap Moss vs. Sheamus vs. Omos vs. Theory: Theory was a late addition to the match announced by authority figure Adam Pearce. Zayn took some serious abuse early as Moss tossed and slammed him into various ladders. Riddle was a madman throughout.

A match highlight saw the ultimate bro land a Floating Bro off a ladder onto his opponents. Omos ran over the competition for a moment, but his size eventually got the better of him. The remainder of the field teamed up, hoisted him high and drove him through the announcer’s table. Riddle removed Rollins from the equation with a Super RKO off the ladders. The victory was nearly his, but Theory swooped in at the last moment and captured the briefcase. The competitors put their bodies on the lines with a number of big spots. It was a chaotic match with a number of credible contenders. It probably won’t go down as the greatest Money in the Bank ladder match, but it was lots of fun.

SmackDown women’s championship

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Liv Morgan: Morgan did not wait long to cash in her Money in the Bank briefcase. Rousey was noticeably limping during and after her successful title defense against Natalya. The crowd popped as Morgan’s music hit and the ringside announcer confirmed that she was cashing her briefcase. Rousey snatched an extended ankle lock that had fans questioning if WWE were about to spoil Morgan’s big moment. Morgan eventually countered into a schoolboy roll-up for the three count. The crowd roared with delight as Morgan’s crowning moment came to fruition. The execution of the roll-up was messy, but who cares? This was a feel-good moment; sometimes that is all pro wrestling is about. The Las Vegas crowd chanted “you deserve it” as Morgan hoisted her world title high.

Money in the Bank’s (scheduled) penultimate match was a mixed bag. The chain wrestling exchanges went well enough, but there were a number of glaring issues with the match. Natalya’s striking offense had little sting and Rousey over-sold on a few occasions. Most notably, Rousey hurled herself out of the ring with barely any contribution from Natalya. The exchange of submission holds at the end was a nice touch with Rousey finally securing her trademark armbar.

His front flip dive to the outside was stellar and his 360 enziguri kick was absurd for a man of his size. The match was oozing with charisma. Ford repeatedly telling The Usos to “suck it” from the top rope drew a massive reaction from the fans. Jimmy and Jey were at their gritty, braggadocious best.

Both teams thumped with loud, believable strikes. The rest period in the middle of the match dragged too long, but the drama and intensity of the match’s back-half fully made up for it. The live audience was red hot for both teams’ near falls. Ford did — as he often does — steal the show by landing a front dive over the corner post to the outside. The Usos secured their title after disposing of Dawkins outside and planting Ford with the 1-D.

UFC 276 – Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier fight night match info

UFC 276 results – Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier: Updates, highlights, fight card, start time The UFC’s International Fight Week culminates on Saturday with UFC 276 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event features two world title fights and a loaded card featuring many of the biggest names in the UFC’s modern era.

In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight championship against dangerous contender Jared Cannonier. Adesanya’s only career defeat came when he lost a bid to become two-division champion by jumping to light heavyweight to face then-champion Jan Blachowicz. Cannonier began his UFC career at heavyweight before moving to light heavyweight and then ending up at middleweight where he has compiled a 5-1 record to earn a shot at the title.

UFC 276 card and results

Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Jared Cannonier, middleweight championship
Alexander Volkanovski (c) def. Max Holloway via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Alex Pereira def. Sean Strickland via first-round TKO (punches)
Bryan Barberena def. Robbie Lawler via second-round TKO (punches)
Sean O’Malley vs. Pedro Munhoz ends in no contest due to eye poke
Jalin Turner def. Brad Riddell via first-round submission (guillotine choke)
Jim Miller def. Donald Cerrone via second-round submission (guillotine choke)
Ian Garry def. Gabriel Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dricus Du Plessis def. Brad Tavares via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andre Muniz def. Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Maycee Barber def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Julija Stoliarenko def. Jessica Rose-Clark via first-round submission (armbar)

Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier – Round

Cannonier landed a little right hand early in the round but Adesanya tagged him with a hard jab. Adesanya landed a heavy body kick and a two-punch combo behind it. Another right hand landed for Adesanya. He then landed a left and ducked and spun under a wild shot from Cannonier. Cannonier grabbed another clinch along the cage but did nothing with it before Adesanya broke away and landed a leg kick. Again, Cannonier clinched up along the cage while Adesanya landed a few inside punches. Not a thriller but efficient work by the champion. Unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Adesanya (40-36)

Cannonier landed a little right hand early in the round but Adesanya tagged him with a hard jab. Adesanya landed a heavy body kick and a two-punch combo behind it. Another right hand landed for Adesanya. He then landed a left and ducked and spun under a wild shot from Cannonier. Cannonier grabbed another clinch along the cage but did nothing with it before Adesanya broke away and landed a leg kick. Again, Cannonier clinched up along the cage while Adesanya landed a few inside punches. Not a thriller but efficient work by the champion.

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