How Marc Kleinman Made It Big In Poker

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While most 18-year olds spend their time gearing up to leave the house for college, poker professional Marc Kleinman took a notably different route, foregoing the typical youthful and carefree lifestyle to hone his craft of poker. Kleinman spent his first year playing poker as a force, racking up huge winnings online. The only problem was that those winnings were fake chips with no real value. To fix that, Kleinman approached his parents with a deal, that if they gave him 100 dollars, he wouldn’t need any more monetary support. Just that happened, as Kleinman took the seed money from his parents and launched it into a durable and successful poker career.

For his first six years in the game, Kleinman utilized

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‘Big bold statement’: National Football Museum’s path to gender equality | Suzanne Wrack | Football

‘It’s about changing attitudes,” says Belinda Scarlett, the curator of women’s football at the National Football Museum. “Sometimes the only way you can do that is by making really big bold statements.” Scarlett is talking about the pledge to increase representation of women’s football to 50% of its displays by 2022.

“It’s really pushed the National Football Museum,” she says. “Every time we approach a new project now the question is: ‘How do we make this 50-50?’ That would not have happened a couple of years ago. Even though we’re miles away from it at the moment, we start every conversation with that as a non-negotiable, which is fantastic.”

There is still be a long way to go, but progress has been fast. When the museum moved to Manchester in 2012, Scarlett instigated what she describes as “a cursory attempt” to honour the women’s game.

“ I don’t think

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: David Montgomery ready for another big game

In all the years that I’ve been writing this Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em column, it’s the first time that I’ve been doing it with a game happening. I’m currently watching the Ravens-Steelers game as I’m writing this sentence, and it’s kind of cool. Maybe we’ll get more Wednesday games in the future? Probably not.

While the 2020 season has been wacky because of COVID-19, the good thing is the NFL has been flexible in making sure every game gets played. It hasn’t always been easy, and Fantasy managers have had to juggle a lot of things in setting your lineups. The final stretch of the season will likely have more twists and turns, but we’re near the end. In fact, this is the final week of the regular season in many Fantasy leagues.

Hopefully, this is the week you will clinch a playoff berth or lock up a potential

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Tyler Wahl version 2.0 has provides a big boost for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

Morning, a Wisconsin native who played football at UW-Stout, always has had a soft spot for Wahl because he’s a Badgers fan. But Wahl’s work ethic also made an immediate impression on his instructor.

“He’s got that mindset that I’m going to do whatever I can to be better,” Morning said. “He’s just different in a great way.”

Wahl wanted to get bigger and stronger, but Morning’s program went beyond that. They worked on improving Wahl’s explosiveness and ability to change direction efficiently.

When Morning tuned in for the first couple games this season, it wasn’t hard to notice that Wahl had more pop in his steps and jumps. “It’s awesome to see,” Morning said.

Wahl was listed at 214 pounds as a freshman, but he was down to around 200 by the end of the season. One of the first priorities was to get some weight back on him,

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Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Reacts to Two-Year PED Boxing Suspension

US boxer Jarrell Miller attends a press conference in London on February 25, 2019, ahead of his forthcoming IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight boxing match against British boxer Anthony Joshua. – Joshua will fight in the United States for the first time when he defends his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

News in the last 24 hours from the boxing world revealed that the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to ban boxer Jarell “Big Baby” Miller for two years due to a positive drug test for the banned substance GW501516.

I spoke with Miller by phone this afternoon, while he is disappointed in the outcome, he shared that he is in good spirits despite the outcome.

Miller, 32, shared that he is leaning

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How Ohio State could impact the Big Ten and College Football Playoff debate

Welcome to Before The Snap, For The Win’s college football show where we’ll break down the sport’s trending storylines, examine each week’s biggest matchups and track the College Football Playoff and Heisman Trophy races.

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Going into Week 14 of this strange college football season, the top-4 teams in the country remain clear: Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. But whether or not those four teams actually make it to the College Football Playoff is a bit more complicated this year because the season is carrying on through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Thursday morning, Ohio State has the second-best chance to make the College Football Playoff, according to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor, at 77.4 percent — behind only Alabama with 96.4 percent.

However, the Buckeyes are 4-0 and have had two games this season canceled already, and they have two games remaining on their

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Brian Ceballo on the brink of boxing’s big time after amateur disillusionment

Welterweight Brian Ceballo is not your typical boxer. He makes his debut for Ring City and wants to put his name in contention to fight boxing’s best. 

Every boxer has a unique backstory. Up-and-coming welterweight Brian Ceballo is no different.

Ceballo (11-0, 6 KOs) has the type of amateur and professional experience that leads to a world title, but his story has a bit of a twist. Despite compiling a 206-13 amateur record, Ceballo didn’t plan on boxing as his career.

Ceballo started boxing at eight years old, and as he got older and progressed, he proved to be a great talent. He won many fights, but around the age of 13 or 14, Ceballo learned an important life lesson. He told in 2019 that he got a big head during that time as a young amateur.

“Basically, when you’re doing so good, you’re on top of the world,”

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Kirk Herbstreit: Michigan could ‘wave the white flag,’ keep Ohio State from Big Ten title

Michigan may not be able to sniff the College Football Playoff rankings, but that didn’t stop one commentator from mentioning Jim Harbaugh’s team.

Analyst Kirk Herbstreit suggested Tuesday night that the Wolverines could “wave the white flag” on the season and help keep Ohio State out of the Big Ten championship game.

Herbstreit’s comments came during the CFP rankings show on ESPN, after the Buckeyes held on to the No. 4 spot despite not playing over the weekend due to COVID-19 issues.

“A lot of people wanted to see where Ohio State would be after the (COVID) concerns,” Herbstreit said. “Are they going to miss the Big Ten championship? The fact that they’ve played four games and they’re still sitting there in the top four.”

That’s when Herbstreit brought up the recent COVID-19 issues at Michigan, which paused all in-person team activities on Monday and Tuesday after an increased number

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Local Results: Lady Jackets open new gym with big win | Local Sports

Girls’ Basketball

North Augusta 57, River Bluff 28

The four-time defending Class AAAA state champion North Augusta girls opened their new gym with a blowout win Tuesday night over Class AAAAA opponent River Bluff.

Francis Marion signee Kiana Lee led the Lady Jackets (1-0) in scoring with 22 points, and Zuri Goldsberry added 13.

Next up on the schedule for North Augusta is another home game Friday against Georgia powerhouse Cross Creek.

South Aiken 57, Aquinas 41

Mekaihla Blocker scored 18 points, Allison Carter had 16 and JaKhia McDuffie added 12 for South Aiken in a season-opening win over Aquinas (Georgia).

The T-Breds (1-0) visit Silver Bluff next Tuesday.

Strom Thurmond 61, Midland Valley 29

Strom Thurmond’s girls won big over Midland Valley for the second time in two nights, this time on the road.

Strom Thurmond (2-0) led 15-1 after one quarter and 30-9 at the half. The Rebels

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One big question for each team ahead of the Western Conference Semifinals | Andrew Wiebe

Slowly but surely the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs field is being whittled down. Six remain. By Thursday at midnight, it’ll be four. This postseason just keeps getting better and better.

Let’s focus on the West ahead of Tuesday night’s Conference Semifinal in Seattle.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas 

Tue., 9:30 pm ET | FS1, Fox Deportes in US; TSN 1/5, TVA Sports in Canada

Seattle Sounders: Can anyone knock off MLS’s current dynasty?

Yes, I said it. Charlie Boehm already did, but whatever. They are, I believe, that good and that accomplished. Now, that doesn’t make it MLS cannon, and it would absolutely be widely accepted should they 1) get back to MLS Cup and 2) win a third title in five years.

Maybe I spend too much time around Anders Aarhus – AKA Extratime’s “Producent Anders,” who is from Seattle and reps the Sounders hard — but it

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