More details emerge on Ime Udoka’s situation and the Browns are lucky to have Nick Chubb

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THE CLEVELAND BROWNS

If the Cleveland Browns want to stay in the AFC playoff picture until Deshaun Watson returns, they will have to use the same formula they used in their 29-17 win over the Steeler on Thursday: a dominant ground game, a solid quarterback performance and a terrific defensive performance.

  • Nick Chub had 23 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown. It was his 24th 100-yard rushing game since early 2018, the most in the NFL, and Cleveland finished the team with 171 rushing yards.
  • Amari Cooper and David Njoku combined for 16 receptions, 190 yards and two touchdowns. Jacoby Brissett went to them quite often as part of a 220-yard, two-touchdown, zero-interception-passing performance.
  • In Chubb and Cooper, The Browns had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time since 1986.
  • The Browns’ defense scored more points in the second half (Six on a fumble recovered from Denzel Wart in the end zone on the last play) than it allows (three).
  • Despite the struggles of his offense, Steeler head coach Mike Tomlin said he sticks to it Mitchell Trubisky Above Kenny Pickett.

Chubb is one of the NFL’s most understated and underrecognized stars, but his game sparked a lot of conversation. He averaged 4.9 total yards per carry and an absurd 5.0 yards after first contact. When you have a less than ideal quarterback situation, the ability to turn perceived negative plays into short wins and perceived short wins into medium or long wins is a tremendous boost.

Brissett didn’t have to force down much, and he was very accurate in the short and midgame. Add that defense, and Cleveland rides high after an important division win.

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Celtics suspend Ime Udoka for season; Further details result from the relationship with the employee

That Boston Celtics Head coach suspended I am Udoka for the entire 2022/23 season and will make a decision on his future with the team at a later date. Udoka reportedly violated organizational guidelines by having an inappropriate relationship with an employee.

  • According to reports The Celtics initially believed the relationship was amicable. However, The woman recently accused Udoka of “making unwanted comments about her”. which prompted the organization’s investigation.
  • Udoka led the Celtics to an NBA Finals last season, his first as NBA head coach.
  • The Celtics (+550) are currently the favorites to win the NBA titlejust before the warrior (+600), who defeated Boston in the finals.
  • Joe Mazzulla is promoted to interim head coach. Mazzulla joined the Celtics in 2019; Before that, he was the head coach of Division II Fairmont State. He interviewed for the jazz Opening of the head coach – which eventually went to Will Hardyanother Boston assistant – in the off-season.

Udoka made the following statement:

  • Udoka: “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down. I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision and will not comment further.”

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That Pistons are good at rebuilding. That jazz tear things down. That difference was seen Thursday when Utah sent Bojan Bogdanovic to Detroit for Kelly Olynyk and guard Saben Lee.

Above all, There are no draft picks that change handsmake that A big win for the Pistonswrites NBA guru James Herbert.

  • Herbert:Piston trade class: A+ — he will give Cade Cunningham more scope when they’re on the pitch together and help the team remain functional when Cunningham is on the bench. The veteran could serve as a kind of role model Saddiq Bey, and the two strikers will complement each other. It is unclear whether Jaden Ivey will start soon but a Cunningham-Ivey-Bey-Bogdanovic foursome would give Dwane Casey‘s coaching team an interesting look: dynamic on the offensive, switchable on the defensive.

James gave a significantly less impressive note after Utah, which has the fifth shortest odds of having the NBA’s worst record at Caesars Sportsbook.

The United States leads the Presidents Cup 4-1 after day one 🏌

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The United States used their apparent advantage on the court early and often on day one of the Presidents Cup, taking a 4-1 lead after the foursome.

  • Patrick Cantley and Xander Schauffele set the tone with an absolutely dominant 6&5 win Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama in the first game.
  • Collin Morikawa and cameron young, as well as Jordan Spieth and justin thomas, also won to lead 3-0.
  • Si Woo Kim and Cam Davis salvaged a point for the international team with a dramatic late comeback Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns. Playing two out and four, Kim and Davis won each of the last four holes.
  • Any momentum for the international team evaporated when Tony Finau and Max Homa won the 18th hole over Taylor Pendrith and Mito Pereira Win 1 up.

It’s essentially what we expected, writes golf critic Kyle Porter.

  • Porter: “The chat between the two captains after the games was telling. Trevor Immelmanchin up but eyes betray his confidence, saying the international team would keep fighting because that’s all they can do. Davis Love III He said he was wondering who on earth he was going to expose in the next few days. A tale of two captains and the teams at their disposal.”

Here are the pairings and tee times for tonight’s four-ball session and So you can follow the action.

Who can overcome his 0:2 at the start? That’s what the story says 🏈

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Starting 0-2 isn’t necessarily a deathblow, but it’s certainly not ideal. Since 1990, only 30 of the 265 teams (11.3 percent) have started 0-2 made the playoffsand only four made it to the Super Bowl:

  • 1993 cowboys (won)
  • 1996 patriots (lost)
  • 2001 patriots (won)
  • 2007 Giants (won)

Our NFL expert Bryan DeArdo did a fascinating deep dive in all four of these teamsand Jeff Kerr took a look at which of the five teams are currently 0-2 – the Bengal, Titans, Hunters, Panthers and hawksstill have a chance to turn things around.

  • Kerr: “Titans – Last year’s No. 1 in the AFC looks like a shell of itself. Derrick Henry has five straight games without 100 rushing yards (longest streak since 2019) and five straight games under four yards per carry (longest streak since 2017-2018)… Tennessee only has one shot because they’re in the AFC South, their worst , are division in football. The Titans must win a game against the Raiders before they face this foal in two of their next three games.”

Aaron Judge Watch: Slugger narrowly misses #61 ⚾

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For a moment it seemed so Aaron Richter had done it. The #61 home run was set to be played against the Red Sox, resulting in a tie Roger Maris‘ AL record, and against the same franchise, Maris had done it, no less. but His drive in the bottom of the ninth inning came up just under and the No. 61 will have to wait.

  • The judge went 0 for 2 with three walks. The flyout in the ninth inning went 404 feet and would have been a home run in 13 of 30 MLB stadiums. The camera angle fooled everyone.
  • The Yankees went home happy anyway Josh Donaldson‘s walk-off single in the 10th inning Marvin Gonzales to the 5:4 victory.

Apple TV+ will be the only streaming option for today’s gameso make sure you know how to watch.

What we’re watching this weekend πŸ“Ί

We’re watching the NWSL on Paramount+ all weekend long. We also look at the Presidents Cup. Here’s how.

Friday

⚽ Japan versus the United States8:25 a.m. on ESPN 2
🏈 Virginia in Syracuse7 p.m. on ESPN

Saturday

🏈 Maryland at No. 4 MichiganNoon on FOX
🏈 No. 5 Clemson at No. 21 Wake ForestNoon on ABC
🏈 No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee3:30 p.m. on CBS
🏈 No. 10 Arkansas at No. 23 Texas A&M7 p.m. on ESPN

Sunday

🏈 Here is the NFL schedule.
⚾ Red Sox at Yankees
7 p.m. on ESPN

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