Alysa Liu of the United States, 14, made her long-awaited junior international debut, adding a quadruple Lutz to her programs and becoming the first woman to land a triple Axel and a quad in the same routine, doing it at the Lake Placid JGP in August. She won her second U.S. crown in January, and then capped her season with a bronze medal behind two Russians at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships early last month. … [Read more...] about Takeaways from the abbreviated 2019-20 figure skating season
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• Sabres coach Ralph Krueger believes that Rasmus Dahlin‘s defensive game keeps going “up a notch.” Frankly, I’d argue that Dahlin’s ice time needs to go up multiple notches. After averaging 21:09 TOI per game as a rookie, Dahlin’s down by almost two minutes this season (19:18). While that climbed a bit toward the end of 2019-20, it’s baffling that Krueger hesitates to send Dahlin out on the ice at least as much as Dahlin was out there in 2018-19. Maybe such rave reviews will translate to more reps in year three? (Buffalo Hockey Beat) … [Read more...] about PHT Morning Skate: If NHL returns, could games take place in … North Dakota?
"That's the expectation." Curry said when asked if the Warriors would win the championship next season during a Q&A at TechCrunch Disrupt. "We play for championships and that's it. I thought last year and that whole journey, coming off a championship and the 73 wins was about as crazy as it could get, going into a Game 7 of the Finals, but this season I think we will eclipse that. Just the anticipation, the hype, I think our focus as a team, it's going to be amazing. … [Read more...] about Steph Curry on confident Warriors: ‘We all think we’re the best player’
A: There should not be a game on LSU's schedule where the Tigers enter looking outmatched. Expecting the Tigers to go 3-0 against the trio of Florida, Alabama and Auburn is probably a stretch, but there's far too much to like about LSU in 2020 to consider all three of those games as losses heading into the season. The highlights have been incredible and the record books have been re-written, but the lasting impact of LSU's 2019 season is a reversal of the narrative that the Tigers had fallen to a position of less-than in the SEC. This program has beaten Auburn three times in a row, Georgia and Florida twice and snapped an eight-game losing streak to Alabama since Orgeron was named the full-time head coach after the 2016 season. Even in a year with a steep rebuild on a compressed offseason schedule, LSU should expect to be in the mix for possible return trips to the SEC Championship Game and College Football Playoff in 2020. … [Read more...] about LSU facing these tough questions ahead of a steep rebuilding effort in 2020 season
Atlanta FalconsThe Falcons made a relatively big splash at RB by bringing Todd Gurley back to Georgia, and if the former Offensive Player of the Year is healthy, they'll be in for a treat. "If" is the key word there, though, and even if Gurley is in top shape, there's no reason Atlanta should overwork him. With Devonta Freeman cut loose, they're still in need of No. 2 competition. Brian Hill, the presumptive backup, has yet to play more than 12 games in a season; and Ito Smith, another reserve candidate, has missed 11 games in two years. … [Read more...] about NFL teams that need a RB: Here’s how Steelers, Chiefs, Buccaneers and other teams can address issue