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Kanye West Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Election

Kanye West has ended his short-lived potential bid for the 2020 presidency. This, according to Steve Kramer, who had been hired to help get the rapper and mogul on the ballot. In a recent interview, Kramer revealed that West has indeed dropped out of the race. Here's what Kramer had to say about it. "He's out... I'll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff canceled We had over 180 people out there today." Steve Kramer is a get-out-the-vote specialist who had been tapped to help get Kanye West on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina. West's late addition to the race, which was initially announced on July 4, presented many challenges, as the deadline to get on the ballot had already passed in many states. However, according to Kramer, West had quite a bit of support. "We ha...

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2020 Memorial Tournament odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from dialed-in model that nailed six majors

Last seen in an official PGA Tour event in February, Tiger Woods headlines the 2020 Memorial Tournament field this week at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Many of golf's legends like Woods (five), Jack Nicklaus (two), Greg Norman (two) and Tom Watson (two) have won this event multiple times. The Memorial Tournament has also helped launch the careers of emerging stars, with Patrick Cantlay winning in 2019 and Bryson DeChambeau claiming first in 2018. Four of the last six Memorials have gone to a playoff, and the first 2020 Memorial Tournament tee times are on Thursday morning. The latest 2020 Memorial Tournament odds from William Hill list DeChambeau as the 9-1 favorite, followed closely by other top 2020 Memorial Tou...

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NFL franchise tag primer: 13 players who could get long-term contracts this week

9:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN The deadline for teams to sign franchise-tagged players to extensions is Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, and 13 players still are awaiting new deals, including Dak Prescott and Derrick Henry. If the players do not agree to new contracts, they will play this season on the tag. Only two players have not signed their franchise tenders: Yannick Ngakoue and A.J. Green. (Chris Jones, a 14th player originally tagged, signed an extension on Tuesday.) Franchise tag figures are based upon the top five salaries at each position. Here's a look at the 13 players who were tagged -- listed alphabetically -- along with why the teams made the decision to tag them and their current salaries for the 2020 season:Bucs linebacker Shaquil Barrett finished with a league-high 19.5 sacks in 201...

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 15 players who may be earning bigger roles in Summer Camp

There may not be official stat lines and box scores, but players are nonetheless making an impression when they take the field for intrasquad games as MLB teams prepare for the start of the 2020 season. And of course, the unstable health conditions are creating new spots in the lineup every day, seemingly. I've been keeping track of everything you need in my regular camp notebook column, the latest of which focused on Dylan Carlson's chances of cracking the Cardinals everyday lineup.  Here are 15 players who have emerged as dark horse candidates in Summer Camp and who could be worthwhile late-round sleepers for your Fantasy team.Ryan Helsley, RP, CardinalsWith Giovanny Gallegos having yet to report to camp, Jordan...

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2020 Memorial Tournament odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from top-rated model that nailed six majors

Muirfield Village Golf Club will host its second PGA event in a row this week, the 2020 Memorial Tournament. An extremely strong 2020 Memorial Tournament field will vie for a $9.3 million purse when the first 2020 Memorial Tournament tee times take place on Thursday morning. Tiger Woods will make his PGA Tour return following the sport's restart and is looking for a sixth victory at the event. Woods will have to contend with the red-hot Bryson DeChambeau, who is currently the 9-1 favorite in the 2020 Memorial Tournament odds from William Hill. Justin Thomas, who lost in a playoff at last week's Workday Charity Classic, is 11-1. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is in the Memorial Tournament 2020 field and carries 12-1 PGA ...

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Memorial Tournament predictions, odds 2020: Webb Simpson, Jon Rahm picks from PGA insider

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio will host its second PGA Tour event in a row on Thursday, the 2020 Memorial Tournament. Last week, the course hosted the Workday Charity Open, won by Collin Morikawa. However, this week's 2020 Memorial Tournament will feature deeper rough and faster greens than last week, as well as 73 of the top 100 players in the world. Bryson DeChambeau, who is coming off a win in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, is the 10-1 favorite in the latest 2020 Memorial Tournament odds from William Hill. Justin Thomas (11-1), Rory McIroy (14-1), Patrick Cantlay (14-1) and Dustin Johnson (16-1) round out the top five 2020 Memorial Tournament favorites. Tiger Woods, ranked No. 14 in the world, will ...

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MLB 2020 MVP, Cy Young odds: Best bets for individual awards in 60-game season

While nothing is certain amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball is indeed scheduled to begin its 60-game 2020 season on July 23. The return of baseball also means the return of sports gambling. Some players are opting out of playing this season, and it will change both the races for playoff spots and individual awards -- and the odds for both. The MLB betting lines for league awards have been set from William Hill Sportsbook. The latest odds have Mike Trout as a +200 (risk $100 to return your $100 bet plus $200 for a total of $300) favorite to win American League MVP. Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, and Ronald Acuna are +700 co-favorites to win National League MVP. Gerrit Cole is +280 fa...

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Tracking COVID-19 opt-outs and positive tests, including Aroldis Chapman

Watch Now: MLB 60-Game Schedule Takeaways (4:46) In Fantasy, availability is paramount. Unfortunately, COVID-19, the same thing causing the shortened season for 2020 is also going to impact player availability — often suddenly and for an indefinite period of time. That's how this is going to work. Under MLB's testing protocol, any player who tests positive must consent to having his name released t...

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2020 NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol odds, predictions: Picks from proven model that nailed the Daytona 500

Bristol Motor Speedway is one of NASCAR's most iconic venues. After COVID-19 concerns forced the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race to be relocated from Charlotte Motor Speedway, the storied track will now host the sport's premier exhibition race. The event had been held in Charlotte since its inception in 1985, but now Bristol will host 20 of NASCAR's biggest stars with 16 drivers already qualified and four more to be added following the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Open. The Open begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, while the All-Star Race starts at 8:30 p.m. ET. Kevin Harvick is already locked into the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race starting lineup with four wins and an 88-point lead at the top of the standings. Accordingly, he's...

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Yasiel Puig will sign with Atlanta Braves for shortened 2020 MLB season, per report

Watch Now: Reports: Yasiel Puig Agrees To Deal With Braves (0:30) The Braves will sign free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig ahead of the 60-game 2020 season, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.  Puig, 29, is coming off a 2019 season in which he put up a 100 OPS+ with 24 home runs in 149 games for the Reds and Indians. For his career, Puig owns an OPS+ of 122 with 132 home runs across parts of se...

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