There is a great quote from the movie Armageddon that sums up this time of year well. “Great, I got that “excited/scared” feeling. Like 98% excited, 2% scared. Or maybe it’s more - It could be two - it could be 98% scared, 2% excited but that’s what makes it so intense, it’s so - confused. I can’t really figure it out.” With Fantasy Drafts aplenty ahead, we are trying to have you covered. We are weeks away from NFL and College Football which means there are drafts aplenty occurring. We’ve got you covered!
NFL (Training camp battles and preseason)
· NHB has some excellent Fantasy preseason reports on each team
· QB Week has passed, now it’s time for RB week
· Winners and losers from week 1
MLB (74% of the way into the season)
· Seattle, St. Louis and Boston have all won at least 4 straight while Baltimore & Houston have lost at least 4 straight.
· Just Dingers Martinez (as Pete calls J.D. Martinez) takes top billings over the last two weeks, 11 runs, 15 RBIs, 1 SB, .392 Avg. Mookie Betts is not far behind with 15 runs, 7 RBIs, 3SB and a .392 Avg.
· Carlos Carrasco has been the best pitcher with 20.1IP; 2 Wins; 1.74 ERA and a K/BB of 27!!
· Anthony DeSclafani is on fire and owned in just 6% of leagues as is Willy Adames (owned in just 10% of leagues)
.@RaysBaseball Willy Adames walks it off in the 9th inning with a monstrous home run to left field!!! RAYS WIN!!! #RaysUp #MLB pic.twitter.com/ZP4jMhoYAC— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 8, 2018
PGA – (I need to go on a side diatribe, Brooks is among the elite golfers and is getting next to NO recognition right now)
· Brooks takes a third major in the last 2 years.
· Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Thomas Pieters, Jon Rahm, Stewart Cink, Francesco Molinari, Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland top out the remainder of the top 10.
Brooks Koepka wins the @PGAChampionship.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 12, 2018
He becomes the 3rd player with multiple major victories at 15-under or better. Koepka also won the 2017 U.S. Open at 16-under.
The other two golfers to accomplish this feat? Tiger Woods with 6 such victories and Rory McIlroy with 3. pic.twitter.com/6ToJg1eQAC
WNBA (about 94% of the way through the regular season)
· Current Teams clinched playoffs: Seattle Storm, Atlanta Dream, Washington Mysitcs, Connecticut Suns, Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, Minnesota Lynx.
· Dallas Wings and Las Vegas Aces vying for the last spot.
· Liz Cambridge stays atop points for 2ndweek with 23 PPG.
.@JalenRose sounds off on how @WNBA players are treated as “second-class citizens.” pic.twitter.com/JGXYmIVlrH— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 8, 2018
NASCAR – (Kevin Harvick wins…again)
· He didn’t just win, he WOOOON. He took all three stages.
· He now has 7 wins this season (more than anyone else – Kyle Busch has 6 wins)
· 2nd and 3rd were taken by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.
What a moment for father and son.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 12, 2018
Keelan takes the for @KevinHarvick. pic.twitter.com/LWD3QwbJ0q
· EPL Week 1
o Start of the season – Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Roberto Pereyra (Watford) and Richarlison De Andrade (Everton) with 2 goals each
o Clean sheets from Watford, Bournemouth, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Southampton, Burnley and Manchester City.
Man Utd won first EPL match.— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) August 12, 2018
Tottenham won first EPL match.
Chelsea won first EPL match.
Liverpool won first EPL match.
Man City won first EPL match.
Arsenal won first EPL banter.
· NWSL – the season is about 90% done.
o North Carolina tied Chicago 1-1 (goals from Debinha and Sam Kerr)
o Six teams are fighting for the final three playoff spots: Seattle Reign, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns, Chicago Red Stars, Utah Royals and Houston Dash
What a pleasure to open up the Wall Street Journal and see this piece this morning! #NWSL pic.twitter.com/EeSTzeJFkO— Jenn Hildreth (@jennhildreth) August 6, 2018
· MLS – the season is about 70% done.
o Atlanta United FC continues its dominance in first place, New York Red Bulls and New York FC just one point behind.
o Ismael Tajouri,Shradi with two goals as he helps NYFC over Toronto FC
· Joseph Diaz won by Unanimous decision over Jesus Rojas. He was ineligible to win the featherweight belt due to failing to weigh in under 126lbs.
Weights from Los Angeles:— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) August 10, 2018
Jesús Rojas 125.8 lbs -
Joseph Díaz Jr. 126.6 lbs (overweight)
WBA Featherweight Championship#RojasDiazJr #WBAboxing pic.twitter.com/n9VJkfclr2
· College Football is just 17 days away!
· Maybe I should just highlight a collegiate football program that’s in trouble each week