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Broncos head coach Vic Fangio defends dubious clock management

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Broncos head coach Vic Fangio defends dubious clock management

Clock mismanagement may have cost the Broncos a win in their season opener against the Titans, but head coach Vic Fangio claims he had a plan.

The Titans’ final drive began with just over three minutes remaining on the clock and consumed two minutes and 48 seconds. Fangio had all three timeouts remaining and could have stopped the clock at any point to leave his team additional time in the likely event the Titans scored.

“It was two-fold,” he said to reporters after the game. “One, their field goal kicker obviously been having his problems so I didn’t want to extend the drive where they could get closer.”

Kicker Stephen Gostkowksi — once known for his accuracy with the Patriots — had already missed three field goals from 47 yards, 44 yards (blocked) and 42 yards and a PAT by that point.

“Number two, we would have used a timeout, but we got the running back out of bounds,” Fangio said of Derrick Henry, who stopped the clock at 0:31 at Denver’s 7-yard line. “We would have used a second timeout, but they threw an incompletion which would have given us one when we got the ball back so that was part of the thinking there.”

The issue was that he could have used his timeouts earlier when Henry was deliberately running out the clock. The miscalculation hurt the Broncos’ chances, and second-year quarterback Drew Lock was left with just 17 seconds to attempt a game-winning drive. Lock eked out three plays in that period: The first was an incompletion intended for tight end Noah Fant, the second was an 18-yard catch made by receiver DaeSean Hamilton that got the Broncos to the their own 43 and the third was an incomplete pass with two seconds on the clock that ended the game with 16-14 as the final score.

It’s not a good look for the second-year head coach, who previously served as the Bears defensive coordinator and replaced Vance Joseph in 2019. If Lock had even an extra five seconds, it’s entirely possible he could have gotten the team within field-goal distance for kicker Brandon McManus, who made both of his extra points in the game.

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Former NBA Player Explains Why Even a 4th Ring Won’t Put LeBron James Over Michael Jordan in the GOAT Debate

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Former NBA Player Explains Why Even a 4th Ring Won't Put LeBron James Over Michael Jordan in the GOAT Debate

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are in a position to win an NBA championship this year. They have reached the NBA Finals and are only four wins away from being the NBA champions.

If the Lakers do lift the trophy this year, it would be LeBron’s 4th NBA ring in his 17-year long career. This possibility has reignited James’ comparison with Michael Jordan for the GOAT status.

Jordan, who has never lost in the NBA finals, is the GOAT for the majority of the crowd. Moreover, NBA analyst Jalen Rose is among those who regard MJ as the GOAT. When asked about LBJ’s chances of beating out MJ in the GOAT debate if he wins his 4th ring, Rose responded:

I am gonna say he still got a few hurdles to jump over and that’s how this game works… He [Michael Jordan] had two separate three-peats! How many three-peats has LeBron James had? … Bill Russell has 11 championships in 13 seasons! I can’t dismiss that!

While LeBron James deserves for his era and everybody wants their era to be the best… When Michael Jordan lost it was to the showtime Lakers, it was to Larry Legend and the Boston Celtics, it was to the bad-boys Pistons… Other than that when Michael Jordan was in uniform, his team won the championship. And he won the finals MVP, that’s elite level basketball and achievement.

The bottom line is – Both of these players are so very amazing and have achieved so much, that’s why it’s a Mount Rushmore. Because sometimes you just can’t pick one… But Michael Jordan in my opinion has clearly distinguished himself as the all-time GOAT.”

Jalen made a compelling argument for both sides and it’s is true both these superstars are great in their own way.

Can LeBron James win his 4th ring in his career?

Sep 26, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in many years, LeBron James is the favorite to walk out as the winner of the NBA finals. The Lakers will battle the Miami Heat for a chance to win their #17 NBA banner.

LBJ is leading the pack as a veteran leader for the team. But, he is still getting the job done on the scoring end. He is averaging 26.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 8.9 assists even at the age of 35.

James’ production has been one of the major reasons for the Lakers’ success this postseason. But can they carry it to the NBA Finals? We will find out on Tuesday night.

Aikansh Chaudhary


A vivid follower of Basketball, Cricket, and Football. Started writing as a passion now it is my bread and butter.

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French Open gets rattled from sonic boom during matches

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The sound of a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier rattled many participants and guests at the French Open Wednesday.

The tournament, which had already been postponed once due to the coronavirus pandemic, was in the middle of a match between Dominik Koepfer and Stan Wawrinka when everyone at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France heard a strange sound, according to CBS Sports.

“It was kind of weird, we both stopped. We both looked at each other and didn’t know what it is,” said Dominik Koepfer, who was mid-serve when the sound reached his ears.

“I was a bit worried because I thought something bad happened. I looked at the chair umpire, he was a little bit shocked as well,” said Elina Svitolina.

“You never know these days what can happen, what’s going on. It was very strange, very loud, like something big dropped.”

Police immediately responded to the scene with a plan ready to evacuate the crowd and players — but the plan was immediately scrapped once authorities located the source of the sound.

“A very loud noise was heard in Paris and in the Paris region. There isn’t an explosion, it’s a fighter plane which has broken the sound barrier,” French police wrote on Twitter in the minutes following the incident.

The French Air Force claimed they received permission to break the sound barrier to test planes that have lost contact with traffic control, but later admitted that it failed to warn the surrounding area.

Several incidents had already shaken up the athletes and attendees of the French Open, from orders limiting the number of fans to the abrupt departure of Serena Williams on Wednesday.

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NFL schedule Week 4: What games are on today? TV channels, times, scores for every football game

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The 2020 NFL season officially reaches the quarter pole this weekend, and with it, real contenders like Kansas City and Green Bay move farther from the pack as others like the New York teams begin making plans for the 2021 draft.

The NFL did no one a favor by putting two winless teams in its Thursday showcase involving the Broncos and Jets. Minnesota traveling to Houston is also another game involving teams without a win, but don’t count out the Texans as they are the most recent team to make the playoffs after starting 0-3. The best matchup from a record stand point pits undefeated Pittsburgh against a 3-0 Tennessee team. The combined records of their six opponents are 1-17, so the 1 p.m. game between the two will be the first real litmus test for either franchise.

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The biggest risers in Sports Grind Entertainment’ latest NFL Power Rankings include Detroit and Carolina. The Panthers play Arizona who was one of SN’s biggest losers from this past week after losing to the Lions. Matt Patricia’s team hosts New Orleans on Sunday.

Other interesting Week 4 games include the Cam Newton Patriots traveling to Arrowhead to face Kansas City fresh off of a four-touchdown performance by Patrick Mahomes. The 3-0 Buffalo Bills have also become must-watch television with MVP-candidate Josh Allen. The Bills head to Sin City to play the Raiders in the late-afternoon window.

With that, here’s everything you need to know about the NFL’s Week 4 schedule, including dates, times, TV channels and streaming options:

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NFL schedule Week 4

Here’s the full schedule for Week 4 of the NFL season, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.

Note: National broadcasts are listed in bold.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Broncos at Jets 8:20 p.m. NFL Network, fuboTV

Sunday, Oct. 4

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Cardinals at Panthers 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Jaguars at Bengals 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Browns at Cowboys 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Saints at Lions 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Vikings at Texans 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Seahawks at Dolphins 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Ravens at WFT 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Chargers at Buccaneers 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Steelers at Titans 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Colts at Bears 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Bills at Raiders 4:05 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Giants at Rams 4:25 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Patriots at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Eagles at 49ers 8:20 p.m. NBC, fuboTV

Monday, Oct. 5

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Falcons at Packers 8:15 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

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How to watch NFL games in Week 4

Just like last week, there will be three nationally televised games in Week 4. Those games fall in their normal time slots on Thursday (NFL Network), Sunday night (NBC) and Monday night (ESPN).

The other 13 games will start between 1 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday and be carried on either Fox or CBS. Make sure to check your local listings for TV coverage in your area for those contests.

In Canada, all games are available to stream on DAZN, which offers a free-trial period . NFL primetime games are also available on TSN and RDS, with Sunday night and Thursday night games also on CTV/CTV2.

NFL scores Week 4

Thursday, Oct. 1

Sunday, Sept. 27

Game
Cardinals at Panthers
Jaguars at Bengals
Browns at Cowboys
Saints at Lions
Vikings at Texans
Seahawks at Dolphins
Ravens at WFT
Chargers at Buccaneers
Steelers at Titans
Colts at Bears
Bills at Raiders
Giants at Rams
Patriots at Chiefs
Eagles at 49ers

Monday, Sept. 28

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