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🚨 HEADLINES

✍️ AI at SI: Sports activities Illustrated printed articles by pretend, AI-generated writers, in accordance with a Futurism report. When requested about it, they deleted every part.

🏈 Bears 12, Vikings 10: Chicago received an unsightly recreation on “Monday Night time Soccer,” turning into the primary crew this season to win with out scoring a landing.

⚽️ MLS MVP: FC Cincinnati midfielder Luciano Acosta was named MLS MVP after main the league with 31 objective contributions (17 targets, 14 assists). The Argentina native obtained an amazing 60.4% of the vote.

🏀 Trojans at No. 6: Led by freshman phenom JuJu Watkins (three 30-point video games already), USC girls’s hoops has its finest AP ballot rating since 1994.

⚾️ Playing cards signal Grey: The Cardinals have signed AL Cy Younger finalist Sonny Grey to a three-year, $75 million deal.

🏈 TEMPEST TEPPER

(Perry Knotts/Getty Photos)

The Panthers fired Frank Reich on Monday after simply 11 video games as Carolina’s downward spiral beneath proprietor David Tepper continues.

  • Reich’s tenure is the second-shortest in NFL historical past for a head coach who coached a regular-season recreation. The 49ers fired Pete McCulley after a 1-8 begin in 1978.

  • Particular groups coordinator Chris Tabor will take over as interim head coach, making him the sixth man to carry the highest job since Tepper purchased the crew in 2018.

Tempest Tepper: Tepper turned a hedge fund billionaire by being affected person. However in his temporary time as a sports activities proprietor, he is been extremely impatient. Between the Panthers and Charlotte FC, the MLS crew he additionally owns, Tepper has now fired 4 head coaches in 18 months.

Going ahead, Tepper’s tantrums are unlikely to draw head coaches of the very best caliber. … At this price, solely a person determined to turn out to be a head coach and kowtow to Tepper’s each whim would conform to work for him.” — Shalise Manza Younger, Yahoo Sports activities

The place it stands: The Panthers are 30-63 throughout Tepper’s reign and the present state of the crew is… not nice. They’re 1-10 on the season, and their blockbuster commerce to pick out Bryce Younger at No. 1 is beginning to seem like a catastrophe. Younger has struggled mightily as a rookie, and the 2024 choose they gave as much as get him is on monitor to be the primary choose in a draft loaded with QBs.

🇸🇲 SAN MARINO: THE COUNTRY THAT NEVER WINS

Guaita Tower in San Marino City, the capital of the European microstate. (Giovanni Mereghetti/UCG via Getty Images)

Guaita Tower in San Marino Metropolis, the capital of the European microstate. (Giovanni Mereghetti/UCG through Getty Photos)

San Marino, the tiny nation enclaved by Italy, has performed 205 worldwide males’s soccer matches. It has received simply a kind of video games — a 1-0 pleasant over fellow microstate Liechtenstein again in 2004.

The newest: San Marino completed 0-10 on this yr’s European Qualifiers — although they confirmed enchancment over the course of the group stage. After being held scoreless of their first seven matches, they scored in every of their remaining three. Progress!

  • March 23: Northern Eire 2, San Marino 0

  • March 26: Slovenia 2, San Marino 0

  • June 16: Kazakhstan 3, San Marino 0

  • June 19: Finland 6, San Marino 0

  • September 7: Denmark 4, San Marino 0

  • September 10: Slovenia 4, San Marino 0

  • October 14: Northern Eire 3, San Marino 0

  • October 17: Denmark 2, San Marino 1

  • November 17: Kazakhstan 3, San Marino 1

  • November 20: Finland 2, San Marino 1

A cause to cheer: This scoring outburst gave the “By no means One Pleasure Brigade,” a San Marino fan membership that prides itself on by no means having seen their crew win, a uncommon trigger for celebration. San Marino is 0-136 because the fan membership was fashioned.

  • The membership’s customized scarves have a message poking enjoyable at their plight: “In case you do not cheer for us once we lose, do not cheer for us once we win.”

  • A crimson cross has been stitched by means of “once we win” — on the premise that no one expects it to truly occur, notes The Athletic ($).

The world’s smallest international locations: A fast geography lesson earlier than you go!

  1. 🇻🇦 Vatican Metropolis (0.19 sq. miles)

  2. 🇲🇨 Monaco (0.77)

  3. 🇳🇷 Nauru (8)

  4. 🇹🇻 Tuvalu (10)

  5. 🇸🇲 San Marino (24)

Enjoyable reality: Once I was in center college, my youth soccer crew performed a event in San Marino (and stayed in a lodge proper by that fort pictured above). We did the nation proud, shedding all of our video games.

⚾️ HOW IT WORKS: MLB PLAYOFF BONUS POOL

(Mallory Bielecki/Yahoo Sports)

(Mallory Bielecki/Yahoo Sports activities)

Do you know that MLB gamers (and crew staff) can earn prize cash for advancing within the playoffs?

Here is the way it works: MLB swimming pools collectively postseason gate receipts (i.e. ticket gross sales) and disburses that cash based mostly on how far groups advance, as outlined within the Collective Bargaining Settlement, Jeff writes.

  • The pool includes 60%* of the gate receipts from each assured playoff recreation (first two video games in every Wild Card collection, first three LDS video games, first 4 LCS and World Sequence video games).

  • That sum is then awarded to the champion (36%), runner-up (24%), two LCS losers (24%), 4 LDS losers (13%) and 4 Wild Card losers (3%).

  • As soon as groups have their allotment, they’ll distribute it as they please, breaking it up into full and partial shares that go to gamers, coaches and employees.

This yr’s bonus pool: A document $107.8 million was handed out, with the title-winning Rangers getting $38.8 million. Texas voted to provide out 64 full shares price $506,263 every, plus 12.56 partial shares and $48,000 in extra money awards.

Life-changing cash: Hefty vacation bonuses are at all times a deal with, even for millionaire baseball stars, nevertheless it’s the youthful gamers and particularly crew staffers who profit essentially the most from the playoff pool.

  • The Diamondbacks gave out full shares ($313,634) to each participant who made a playoff collection roster, per The Athletic ($). Meaning guys like rookie reliever Andrew Saalfrank, who made $104,517 this season, tripled their earnings.

  • The cash is much more impactful for kitchen and clubhouse attendants, who’re about to obtain a verify within the mail price years of their wage.

*The place does the remaining go? The remaining 40% of gate receipts from assured playoff video games (and 100% of gate receipts from all further playoff video games) goes to the house owners.

🏈 COMPUTERS SETTLE TIEBREAKER

(David J. Becker/Getty Images)

(David J. Becker/Getty Photos)

The Mountain West discovered itself in a pickle this previous weekend: Three groups, however solely two spots. The convention’s resolution? Ask the computer systems.

What’s occurring: The Mountain West utilized “choose laptop rankings” to find out which two groups would play for the convention title after UNLV, Boise State and San Jose State completed the common season tied atop the league at 6-2.

The way it works: The convention used computer-generated rankings from 4 completely different sources: Anderson and Hester*; Colley Matrix; Massey and Wolfe.

  • Every rating accounted for one-fourth of the tiebreaker rating, and the 2 groups with one of the best common rating had been deemed convention finalists.

  • The Mountain West put in this method after it disbanded divisions within the offseason. They could not use the head-to-head tiebreaker as a result of all three groups did not play one another.

The outcomes: The computer systems decided that UNLV will host Boise State on Saturday, leaving San Jose State because the odd man out. UNLV’s common laptop rating was 44.5, whereas Boise State’s was 55.75 and San Jose State’s was 58.5.

*Anderson and Hester: Former College of Washington roommates Jeff Anderson and Chris Hester began their very own rating system as a result of they felt the Huskies had been routinely underrated in nationwide polls. Guess who’s at present ranked No. 1 within the A&H rankings? Washington.

🏒 IN PHOTOS: CHAOS IN OTTAWA

(Chris Tanouye/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

(Chris Tanouye/Freestyle Pictures/Getty Photos)

Monday’s recreation between the Panthers and Senators descended into whole chaos, with a number of melees, 150 penalty minutes and 13 ejections within the remaining interval alone.

(André Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

(André Ringuette/NHLI through Getty Photos)

At one level, all 10 skaters on the ice received a misconduct penalty on the identical shift, leaving each groups closely shorthanded.

Matthew Tkachuk (L) prepares to fight Jake Sanderson. (André Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Matthew Tkachuk (L) prepares to battle Jake Sanderson. (André Ringuette/NHLI through Getty Photos)

The Tkachuk brothers had been on the heart of all of it, with Matthew and Brady mixing it up and exchanging phrases. Matthew’s Panthers received the final snort, successful 5-0.

📆 NOV. 28, 1895: AMERICA’S FIRST AUTO RACE

Frank Duryea in his race-winning automobile. (Bettmann Archives/Getty Images)

Frank Duryea in his race-winning vehicle. (Bettmann Archives/Getty Photos)

128 years in the past immediately, on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago, Frank Duryea received America’s first vehicle race, Jeff writes.

Chicago to Evanston and again: The 54-mile race was placed on by the Chicago Occasions-Herald, which supplied a $5,000 prize “to profitable rivals in a horseless carriage or car motor race [in the] perception that the invention and coming perfection of car motor is destined to work a revolution in highway transportation.”

  • Greater than 80 entries had been initially anticipated, however with freezing temperatures and recent snowfall, simply six vehicles confirmed up on the beginning line — and solely two completed the race.

  • Duryea’s personal automotive creation beat Hieronymous Mueller’s modified Benz, ending in just below eight hours. Duryea’s common pace? 7 mph. Take that, Verstappen.

Extra on this present day:

  • 🏈 1929: Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers set the NFL document for factors in a recreation, scoring all 40 factors within the Bears’ 40-6 win over the Cardinals (six touchdowns, 4 additional factors).

  • 🏀 2003: 40-year-old Karl Malone recorded 10 factors, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a Lakers win over the Spurs, turning into the oldest participant* in NBA historical past with a triple-double.

*Flashback: Earlier this month, 38-year-old LeBron James turned the second-oldest participant with a triple-double (28-10-11).

📺 WATCHLIST: WHO WILL ADVANCE?

(C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)

(C. Morgan Engel/Getty Photos)

The NBA In-Season Event has reached the ultimate day of group play, with eight video games left to find out the eight-team knockout spherical, Jeff writes.

  • The place it stands: The Lakers and Pacers have already clinched a spot within the quarterfinals and 12 groups have been eradicated, leaving 16 groups* combating for the ultimate six spots.

  • Tonight’s slate: 4 of the eight video games are between groups who’re nonetheless alive, together with each video games on TNT: Bucks at Warmth (7:30pm ET) and Warriors at Kings (10pm).

Extra to observe:

  • 🏀 NCAAM: No. 8 Miami at No. 12 Kentucky (7:30pm, ESPN); Clemson at No. 23 Alabama (9:30pm, ESPN)

  • ⚽️ Champions League: Matchday 5 (12:45-3pm, Paramount+) … Eight video games.

  • 🏒 NHL: Stars at Jets (8pm, ESPN+) … Tied for second within the Central.

*Nonetheless alive: Cavaliers, 76ers, Hawks, Bucks, Knicks, Warmth, Hornets, Magic, Celtics, Nets, Suns, Pelicans, Rockets, Kings, Timberwolves and Warriors.

🇺🇸 PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA

President Joe Biden delivers the 2022 commencement address for his alma mater. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden delivers the 2022 graduation tackle for his alma mater. (Mandel Ngan/AFP through Getty Photos)

Delaware is shifting from the FCS to the FBS and will be part of Convention USA in 2025. With the Blue Hens within the information, I needed to pull out certainly one of my all-time favourite trivia questions…

Query: Which 5 schools have produced each a U.S. President and a Tremendous Bowl-winning QB?

Trace: Delaware is certainly one of them (Joe Biden and Joe Flacco) so that you’re 20% there. Are you able to identify the opposite 4?

Reply on the backside.

🥶 QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I HAVE FROZEN MY PENIS”

Calle Halfvarsson during a race in February. (Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Calle Halfvarsson throughout a race in February. (Maja Hitij/Getty Photos)

“I’ve frozen my penis. For actual.” That is a quote from Swedish cross-country skier Calle Halfvarsson, who, properly, froze his penis throughout a World Cup occasion in ice-cold Finland.

“Rattling, I needed to lie in [the athletes’ tent] for 10 minutes to heat it up. It hurts so rattling a lot. It is horrible. … It is fortunate that I am about to have my second baby as a result of it will be troublesome sooner or later if I’ll proceed like this.”

Halfvarsson was requested if he may describe the feeling: “No. Those that know, they know. However this is a tip from me: Avoid it, as a result of it’s the worst factor you may expertise.”

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Trivia reply: Navy (Jimmy Carter and Roger Staubach), Michigan (Gerald Ford and Tom Brady), Stanford (Herbert Hoover and John Elway/Jim Plunkett), Miami-Ohio (Benjamin Harrison and Ben Roethlisberger)

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