Michigan State basketball vs. Detroit Mercy: Scouting report, pick


Tom Izzo was pleased his team won at Duke, but Michigan State basketball’s coach did not think the 12th-ranked Spartans moved the ball well Tuesday.

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Two days after a milestone win, his first at Cameron Indoor Stadium in four tries, Tom Izzo returned to his normal self: Equal parts humble, unsatisfied and self-deprecating.

Michigan State basketball’s Hall of Fame coach “wasn’t quite as fired up as everybody else” Thursday after rewatching the 12th-ranked Spartans’ 75-69 win at No. 8 Duke on Tuesday. His in-the-moment glow faded, his demanding side returned.

Because next up for MSU on Friday is its first game in nearly 20 years against Detroit Mercy — a school which handed Izzo three defeats in his first three seasons.

[MSU mailbag: Aaron Henry was a star against Duke. Will it help his NBA stock? ]

“So the good news for me is I

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MLS Playoffs 2020: Conference Final Odds and Predictions | Bleacher Report

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    The conference finals of the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs feature three teams familiar with this stage of the postseason. 

    The Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew and New England Revolution have 11 MLS Cup appearances between them, and each of their managers has ended the season with a trophy. 

    Minnesota United is the new team to this stage. The Loons will make their first Western Conference Final appearance against Seattle on Monday after they defeated top seed Sporting Kansas City 3-0 on Thursday. 

    Columbus and New England will square off in the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday in what will be one of the final matches at Mapfre Stadium. Columbus is scheduled to move to a new home in 2021. 

    The Crew and Revolution have been fixtures in the East final throughout MLS’ 25-year history, but this marks just the second time they have faced

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Colorado high school football championships scouting report

A breakdown of each of the Colorado high school football championship games in Class 3A, 4A and 5A to be played this weekend at the ThunderBowl at CSU-Pueblo.

Class 5A

No. 1 Cherry Creek (8-0) vs. No. 2 Valor Christian (7-0)

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Last meeting: Valor Christian 24, Cherry Creek 14, on Dec. 1, 2018

Passing leaders: Creek —  Julian Hammond III, Sr., 105-of-153 passing for 1,373 yards, 19 TDs and 5 INTs. Valor — Sean McNair, Sr., 57-88-790, 6 TDs, 1 INT.

Rushing leaders: Creek —  James Walker II, Sr., 108 carries, 1,010 yards, 11 TDs. Valor — Gavin Sawchuk, Jr., 108-1,086, 17 TDs; Zachary Wiley, Jr., 61-413, 9 TDs.

Receiving leaders: Creek — Chase Penry, Sr., 45 catches, 648 yards, 8 TDs; Gunnar Helm, Sr., 28-367, 7 TDs. Valor — Tyler Larson, Sr., 14-381, 2 TDs.

Defensive leaders: Creek —

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Seahawks’ Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated by NFL; Eligible for Week 16 | Bleacher Report

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) sets up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon is being conditionally reinstated from his indefinite suspension and should be eligible for the final two regular-season games.

Gordon later took to social media to say he was “thankful”:

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the news of the wideout’s reinstatement.

This comes after Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on May 21 that Gordon planned on applying for reinstatement and was ready to play. The goal at the time was to be cleared before training camp started.

Gordon appeared in 11 games during the 2019 campaign for the New England Patriots and Seahawks, and Florio noted he played enough contests to qualify for unrestricted free agency.

However, Seattle signed him to a one-year deal in September

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Diabetic Food Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Outlook, Top Manufacturing Companies, Industry Report and Business Opportunity 2020-2025

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According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Diabetic Food Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025”, the global Diabetic Food Market size is currently expanding at a steady rate. Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the patient’s blood glucose levels increase due to inadequate insulin production or inappropriate response to insulin. It nearly doubles the risk of heart diseases and heightens the chances of developing mental health disorders such as depression. To prevent or control this condition, patients across the globe are opting for a diabetic diet, a healthy-eating plan consisting of rich nutrients, and low fats and calories. It generally includes baked sweet potatoes, fruits and vegetables, nuts, fishes, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains such as oatmeal, millet

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Nick Saban Cleared to Travel with Alabama for LSU Game After COVID-19 Recovery | Bleacher Report

Alabama football coach Nick Saban introduces and thanks Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa before he announces his intentions to declare for the 2020 NFL draft, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban confirmed on his radio show Thursday he’s traveling with the team ahead of Saturday’s game against LSU (via Michael Casagrande of AL.com).

Yeah, I’ll be there,” Saban said. “I’m good.”

The 69-year-old told reporters Wednesday he expected to be on the sideline in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Saban revealed on his show he underwent a plasma procedure to combat the virus and felt immediate results

Whatever was in this plasma deal, it knocked [all the symptoms] out in one day,” he said (via AL.com’s Mike Rodak). “From Thursday on, I’ve felt great and 100 percent. I would certainly recommend that treatment for anybody that could get it.”

Because of his positive test, Saban missed the Iron Bowl, which didn’t make a difference for the Crimson Tide as they swept Auburn away 42-13.

The lingering uncertainty about Saban didn’t stop

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Picks Entering the Last Month of the Regular Season | Bleacher Report

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    Throw out everything you think you know about talent evaluation during a typical NFL draft cycle because the 2021 event will be unlike any other. Projecting where certain prospects should land and how they translate to the pros will be more difficult than ever. 

    Everyone knows it, too. 

    “My best guess? Whoever does well in the 2021 draft will have gotten lucky,” an AFC executive told Yahoo Sports’ Terez Paylor when the collegiate season still teetered on the brink of collapse. “And whoever doesn’t do well will have been unlucky, unless [their] picks fail because of character.” 

    Prospects opted out without playing another down. Others left their teams midseason. The season hasn’t gone exactly as planned with COVID-19 outbreaks, postponements and cancellations littering the weekly schedule. 

    Normally, scouts would be coming off the road in early December and NFL front offices would put together

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Spouses report more stress, less satisfaction with military lifestyle. And that was before COVID

Fewer active duty spouses report satisfaction with the military lifestyle, fewer support their service member staying in, and there are signs of increased stress and distress, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Defense Department in 2019.

The survey was fielded long before COVID hit, from July to November, 2019. But in the next survey of active duty spouses scheduled to be fielded in the spring of 2021, there will be targeted questions to address the impact of COVID, said Paul Rosenfeld, director of DoD’s Center for Retention and Readiness, during a briefing Wednesday.

The pandemic has disrupted the lives of many military families, from drastically reduced child care, school closures, increased unemployment, sudden stoppage of PCS moves, financial issues, reduced operations of base facilities, and many other areas.

Kelly Hruska, government relations director of the National Military Family Association, said it will be interesting to see

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Half of US states worry they’ll run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report

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  • States were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies nine months into the pandemic, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report Monday.
  • Half of states who responded to a survey by the watchdog in mid-October said they were short of rapid COVID-19 testing kits.
  • Around the same number said they expected to have shortages over the next two months.
  • Not being able to carry out enough tests means the disease could spread further, the GAO said.
  • More than three-quarters of states expressed concerns about having supplies to distribute and administer a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Half of all US states are worried they’ll run short of  COVID-19 tests, according to a government watchdog report.


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George Foreman Says He’d Back Mike Tyson to Win Fights vs. Fury, Joshua, Wilder | Bleacher Report

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, Mike Tyson arrives at the Premiere of

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Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman said Mike Tyson was so impressive in his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday that he could seriously compete with Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder with a little more preparation.

“If he gets three more exhibitions like that, at that level, I would even back him in challenging any title contender, even a champion,” Foreman told TMZ Sports. “If the right situation arrived, Mike Tyson could be in for a good title shot … and [with three more] of these exhibitions, he can beat some of these guys who can be champion out there.”

Foreman, who said he was on the edge of his seat throughout Tyson’s exhibition with Jones, explained Iron Mike could challenge Fury, Joshua or Wilder under the right circumstances—not necessarily a 12-round title fight with three-minute rounds.

“If you go eight two-minute rounds,

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