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“I May Have Gotten Screwed” – Mickie James Lets Out Her Frustration over Controversial Raw Loss

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"I May Have Gotten Screwed" - Mickie James Lets Out Her Frustration over Controversial Raw Loss

This week on Raw, we saw WWE botching a potentially great match. The Raw Women’s Championship match between Asuka and Mickie James saw an abrupt end, as the referee announced that Mickie couldn’t compete anymore, giving no reasonable explanation.

Despite no clear pinfall or submission, the match ended with Asuka retaining her title. The returning Mickie James was visibly frustrated as there was no other justification from WWE’s side. Fans also outraged on Twitter as they blamed the WWE for burying Mickie yet again.

Mickie James is heartbroken over Raw loss

The former six-time Women’s Champion appeared on this week’s The Bump and let out her frustration. Another Women’s Champion and Hall of Famer, Trish Stratus, also appeared as a guest.

Mickie James praised her opponent Asuka for the match but she believed she got screwed out of her seventh women’s title. She revealed she could not even watch the match out of shame and embarrassment.

“I’m heartbroken. I can’t even watch it, I’m so devastated. I pinned her, I don’t understand. The referee makes the call they feel is correct in that moment. I felt like I was still fighting, I tried to roll back to cover her. She reversed it, but in that moment…I don’t know. I don’t want to say I got screwed, but I may have gotten screwed.”

Even Stratus agreed with Mickie and said she was also confused with the abrupt ending. “I was a little confused with the ending. I thought that was a tap/pin? “

Read more – Mick Foley Gives Tragic Update about Mickie James After Raw

Interestingly, James pinned her “idol” Stratus to win her first title back in 2006 at WrestleMania 22. She played the role of Trish’s obsessive stalker and her win surprised the audience.

Mickie James vs Trish Stratus

The duo spoke about their rivalry throughout the years. They agreed that the layered nature of their rivalry attracted the fans.

James immensely praised her opponent Asuka. She said, “Asuka will go down in WWE history as one of the greats.” She believes Asuka’s “Empress of tomorrow character is empowering and timeless” and “will last the tester of time.”

Mickie James is a future Hall of Famer and WWE fans have constantly demanded that she be treated as such. Hopefully, James will become the Women’s champion for the seventh time before retiring from in-ring action.

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Broncos narrow down unbelievably sad quarterback decision

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Broncos narrow down unbelievably sad quarterback decision

As Broncos starting quarterback Drew Lock continues to nurse a shoulder injury, Denver head coach Vic Fangio said Monday he will deploy either Jeff Driskel or Brett Rypien against the Jets on Thursday night.

The 0-3 Broncos had signed Blake Bortles to a one-year deal less than a week ago in wake of Lock’s injury, which has a recovery timeline of three-to-five weeks. Fangio told reporters Monday that it would be “unrealistic” for the team to put Bortles in after just two practices.

The Jets are still looking for their first win of the season after falling to the Bills, 49ers and Colts in the first three weeks of the 2020 season.

Driskel started in the Broncos’ 28-10 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, but was benched for Rypien in the fourth quarter. Rypien completed 8-of-9 passes for 53 yards and an interception in relief.

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Week 4 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

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Week 4 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

Let’s start with the good when it comes to wide receiver injuries: It sounds like superstar Michael Thomas (ankle) will make it back for Week 4, which puts right back in the top five of our fantasy WR PPR rankings. Owners of Julio Jones (hamstring), Davante Adams (hamstring) and A.J. Brown (knee), among a number of other wide receivers, might not be so lucky, though. It’s just the way it is in an injury-heavy 2020, so you’re going to want to scour our rankings for potential sleepers and waiver pickups who can get you through the week.

One of our favorite sleepers so far this season, Laviska Shenault, continued to prove himself worthy of PPR flex consideration with his Thursday Night Football performance. If he’s going to catch between three and five passes every game while also running up to five times, that’s a solid enough workload. A Week 4 matchup with the Bengals is appealing for sure, and Shenault is the only Jaguars’ WR worth playing outside of DJ Chark (if he returns).

WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

Other pickups worth considering this week include four rookies: Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson (@ Texans), who might be living up to his preseason hype, Cincinnati’s Tee Higgins (vs. Jaguars), who showed a nose for the end zone, San Francisco’s Brandon Aiyuk (vs. Eagles), who does a bit of everything like Aiyuk, and Buffalo’s Gabriel Davis (@ Raiders), who’s a deep-league special. If you’re looking for PPR injury fill-ins, Greg Ward (@ 49ers), Hunter Renfrow (vs. Bills), Adam Humphries (vs. Steelers), Cole Beasley (@ Raiders), James Washington (@ Titans), Braxston Berrios (vs. Broncos), and Allen Lazard (vs. Falcons) could really pay off if DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Henry Ruggs III (knee), A.J. Brown (knee), John Brown (calf), Diontae Johnson (head), Jamison Crowder (hamstring), and Davante Adams (hamstring), respectively, remain out.

WEEK 4 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

Keep an eye on how Julio Jones’ hamstring injury can impact Russell Gage this week — and keep an eye on Gage’s head injury while you’re at it. We’ve left Jones in the rankings for now, pending his early-week practice reports to see how he’s doing after missing Week 3. 

Note: Check back all week leading up to kickoff, as we’ll continue to update our WR PPR rankings based on the latest news and injuries.

Week 4 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

Rank Player
1 Davante Adams*, GB vs. ATL
2 DeAndre Hopkins, ARZ @ CAR
3 Michael Thomas*, NO @ DET
4 Chris Godwin*, TB vs. LAC
5 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. SEA
6 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ MIA
7 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ TEN
8 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. CLE
9 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ DAL
10 Calvin Ridley, ATL @ GB
11 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. IND
12 Julio Jones*, ATL @ GB
13 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. NE
14 Kenny Golladay, DET vs. NO
15 Adam Thielen, MIN @ HOU
16 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. NYG
17 Keenan Allen, LAC @ TB
18 Mike Evans, TB vs. LAC
19 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. JAX
20 Diontae Johnson*, PIT @ TEN
21 Stefon Diggs, BUF @ LV
22 Robert Woods, LAR vs. NYG
23 DK Metcalf, SEA @ MIA
24 Will Fuller V, HOU vs. MIN
25 Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. BAL
26 DJ Chark*, JAX @ CIN
27 A.J. Brown*, TEN vs. PIT
28 Jarvis Landry, CLE @ DAL
29 D.J. Moore, CAR vs. ARZ
30 Julian Edelman, NE @ KC
31 Marvin Jones, DET vs. NO
32 Marquise Brown, BAL @ WAS
33 CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. CLE
34 Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. PHI
35 Preston Williams, MIA vs. SEA
36 Allen Lazard, GB vs. ATL
37 Jamison Crowder*, NYJ vs. DEN
38 A.J. Green, CIN vs. JAX
39 Greg Ward Jr., PHI @ SF
40 Emmanuel Sanders, NO @ DET
41 Justin Jefferson, MIN @ HOU
42 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. ATL
43 T.Y. Hilton, IND @ CHI
44 Jerry Jeudy, DEN @ NYJ
45 John Brown, BUF @ LV
46 Corey Davis, TEN vs. PIT
47 Darius Slayton, NYG @ LAR
48 Russell Gage*, ATL @ GB
49 Brandin Cooks, HOU vs. MIN
50 Mike Williams, LAC @ TB
51 Tee Higgins, CIN vs. JAX
52 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. BUF
53 Cole Beasley, BUF @ LV
54 Golden Tate, NYG @ LAR
55 Michael Gallup, DAL vs. CLE
56 KJ Hamler, DEN @ NYJ
57 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ CIN
58 Robby Anderson, CAR vs. ARZ
59 Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. ARZ
60 Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ DET
61 Scotty Miller, TB vs. LAC
62 Christian Kirk*, ARZ @ CAR
63 James Washington, PIT @ TEN
64 Randall Cobb, HOU vs. MIN
65 N’Keal Harry, NE @ KC
66 Henry Ruggs III*, LV vs. BUF
67 Sammy Watkins, KC vs. NE
68 Andy Isabella, ARZ @ CAR
69 Anthony Miller, CHI vs. IND
70 Keelan Cole, JAX @ CIN
71 DeSean Jackson*, PHI @ SF
72 Braxton Berrios, NYJ vs. DEN
73 Adam Humphries, TEN vs. PIT
74 Chase Claypool, PIT @ TEN
75 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. NE
76 Damiere Byrd, NE @ KC
77 Dontrelle Inman, WAS vs. BAL
78 Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. NYG
79 Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ CAR
80 Gabriel Davis, BUF @ LV
81 Zach Pascal, IND @ CHI
82 Isaiah Ford, MIA vs. SEA
83 Chris Hogan, NYJ vs. DEN
84 Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. PHI
85 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. NE
86 Danny Amendola, DET vs. NO
87 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ TB
88 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. NYG
89 Bryan Edwards, LV vs. BUF
90 Steven Sims, WAS vs. BAL
91 Miles Boykin, BAL @ WAS

* = Injury worry this week

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Gerrit Cole’s real Yankees quest begins now

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CC Sabathia aced his time in New York. He pitched brilliantly in his first postseason in The Bronx and bookended that in his last by literally throwing his shoulder out of its socket chasing another title.

He honored all that went into his recruitment and paycheck with greatness and grit. So the standing ovation lasted throughout his Yankee tenure — and into retirement. Sabathia came from Cleveland with a stopover in Milwaukee before becoming embedded in Yankee lore. It always feels both nebulous and arrogant when the organization talks “True Yankee,” but if it has meaning, Sabathia is one; interesting since he had to be talked into coming, helped, of course, by a then-record paycheck for a pitcher.

Gerrit Cole needed no cajoling. He grew up a fan of the team, watching a bunch of True Yankees forge a dynasty. He detoured through Pittsburgh and Houston before receiving the record deal. At his introductory press conference last December, Cole held the sign — “Yankee Fan Today Tomorrow Forever” — he had brandished at the 2001 Yankees-Diamondbacks World Series and opened the proceedings by stating, “I’m here, I’ve always been here.”

It was meant to say this was his destiny — to be a Yankee. But destiny is a tricky partner.

Cole more than just about any Yankees import from when George Steinbrenner opened his wallet for Catfish Hunter to now understands the rules of engagement. He just went 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA in the preseason. The real Yankee season begins Tuesday primetime — Cole vs. Shane Bieber.

Gerrit Cole Yankees MLB playoffs 2020
Gerrit Cole will pitch Game 1 for the Yankees vs. the Indians Tuesday night.N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg

Cole was brought here to be Sabathia. The Yankees had missed the playoffs in 2008 for the first time since 1993 and were opening in a stadium in 2009. They had gone almost the whole decade, since 2000, without a title. Brian Cashman chased Sabathia to end that, literally getting on a plane during the 2008 Winter Meetings to fly to Sabathia’s northern California home to make the appeal in person, to make sure he didn’t leave without his difference maker.

The Yankees played the 2010s without even reaching a World Series, the first time that had occurred in a century. They were eliminated one step short last year by Cole’s Astros. So without a title since the one Sabathia helped pitch the Yanks to in 2009, Cashman flew to California again to woo Cole in person. The GM would describe the righty as his “white whale,” having failed to secure Cole via the draft or trade and not willing to let this one go.

Contract concepts were torn up and finally at nine years at $324 million — considerably further than they initially thought they would have to go — the Yanks landed Cole. It was for this time.

For between when Sabathia’s ace light began to flicker and now, the Yanks tried a lot of avenues. They once thought Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes could rise to ace. They hoped that for Masahiro Tanaka and later for Luis Severino. They watched imports with stuff such as Nathan Eovaldi, Michael Pineda and Sonny Gray leave with their stuff but not top-of-the-rotation success.

Cole ended the guesswork. There were no projections from Japan or out of the minors or if stuff could translate to success. Cole was among the best two or three starters in the world in his prime. The Yankees got him to stop getting close to rings as occurred from 2017-19.

But that is quite a weight this postseason. The Yankees have lots of flaws. Their lineup lacks diversity — they either hit homers or struggle. Their defense can be a sieve. Beyond the dependable Tanaka, the rest of the rotation is guesswork. Of course, the season can be over by Wednesday night with the Yanks having used just Cole and Tanaka.

If it goes on, though, Cole is going to be asked to be Sabathia. In that 2009 postseason, Sabathia had a 1.98 ERA and the Yanks were 4-1 when he pitched. He twice went on three day’s rest, a postseason schedule with a ludicrous amount of off-days allowing the Yanks to never use even their suspect fourth starter.

Ironically, the Yanks might ask Cole to pitch short in this novel postseason that has essentially removed off-days — none in the wild-card round, Division Series or LCS — to avoid using a fifth starter. No matter what, they will ask a lot of their No. 1 starter trying to get that elusive title.

Cole’s real season — the reasons he is here — now begins.

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