Tua Tagovailoa Breaks Hip Accepting Zoom Call from Miami Dolphins

by Alex Poletti
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Tua Tagovailoa’s NFL career is already off to a rocky start. After getting drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the fifth overall pick, the Alabama quarterback broke his hip trying to accept a zoom call invitation from his future team. Continue reading “Tua Tagovailoa Breaks Hip Accepting Zoom Call from Miami Dolphins”

Disappointed Joe Burrow Declines Vineyard Vines Job After Being Drafted First Overall

by Alex Poletti
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As the Cincinnati Bengals selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall selection in the 2020 draft, the usually-smiling Burrow was seen with a less content look on his face. Burrow tells The Second String that now that he has been officially drafted to the NFL, he must forgo his dream of working at the Vineyard Vines store nearest his hometown. Continue reading “Disappointed Joe Burrow Declines Vineyard Vines Job After Being Drafted First Overall”

Rob Gronkowski Says He’s Only Coming Out of Retirement for a Few More Concussions

by Alex Poletti
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The balance of the NFL was tilted in the favor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, as four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement to play with his former quarterback, Tom Brady. Gronkowski tells reporters that he’s not planning on staying in the league forever, just until he gets a couple more concussions under his belt. Continue reading “Rob Gronkowski Says He’s Only Coming Out of Retirement for a Few More Concussions”

Dana White Remedies Postponement By Declaring the Spread of Coronavirus an Illegal Move in UFC

by Alex Poletti
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Despite the postponement of Saturday’s UFC 249 event, UFC president Dana White announced that he’s eyeing a May 9 return for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which would make it the first sports organization to return to America. When asked about how the coronavirus pandemic may affect that, he said that he is amending the rules to make spreading coronavirus an illegal move in the UFC. Continue reading “Dana White Remedies Postponement By Declaring the Spread of Coronavirus an Illegal Move in UFC”

Donations Flood in For Houston Rockets Owner Tillman Fertitta, Man ‘Most Affected’ by COVID-19, per Fox News

by Alex Poletti
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In an incredible show of public support, citizens of the United States have done all they can to contribute to charity efforts to help billionaire Tillman Fertitta, owner of the Houston Rockets, who was described by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade as the man “most holistically affected” by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “Donations Flood in For Houston Rockets Owner Tillman Fertitta, Man ‘Most Affected’ by COVID-19, per Fox News”

Devin Booker Wins Last Ever NBA 2K Players Tournament

by Alex Poletti
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For the first time in their pathetic existence, Phoenix Suns fans had something to be excited about as guard Devin Booker won the last ever NBA 2K players tournament, winning $100,000 and a special spot in oblivion. Continue reading “Devin Booker Wins Last Ever NBA 2K Players Tournament”

Fans Shocked as XFL, League with History of Closing Down, Closes Down

by Alex Poletti
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In a move that left many in the sports world speechless, the XFL suspended operations and laid off a vast majority of its workers. This surprised many, despite the fact that the XFL already shut down once before in 2001 and has followed a history of Spring football leagues that have never been successful. Continue reading “Fans Shocked as XFL, League with History of Closing Down, Closes Down”

Melvin Gordon Excited for Opportunity with Broncos to Be Replaced by League-Average Running Back Again

by Alex Poletti
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A few weeks after signing a two-year deal with the division rival Denver Broncos, former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon spoke out on the contract. In a phone interview with The Second String, he expressed his excitement for facing the Chargers twice and the opportunity to be replaced by a league-average halfback for the second straight year.

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Tiger Woods Debuts Face Mask Made of Old Masters Jacket

by Alex Poletti
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On what would be the eve of the 2020 Masters Tournament, reigning champion Tiger Woods honored the event in style by sporting a stylish face mask made out of old fabric from one of his Masters jackets.

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In Desperate Attempt at Publicity, Washington Wizards Sign Harry Potter to One-Year Contract

by Alex Poletti
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Ranking as the least important Washington sports team after the recent success of the Nationals and Capitals, and with sports declining in influence as a whole during the pandemic, the Washington Wizards announced on Tuesday that they have come to terms with fictional wizard Harry Potter on a one-year contract, hoping it will increase publicity for the squad.

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