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The Padres, in the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, have San Diego going wild

The Padres, in the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, have San Diego going wild

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062882

They are limited to only cardboard cutouts inside Petco Park, but outside, Padre fever can be heard loud and clear this season.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/09/29/san-diego-padres-mlb-playoffs-fever-ron-fowler/3574198001/

					Chiefs' Mahomes continues to shine on NFL's biggest stages

Chiefs' Mahomes continues to shine on NFL's biggest stages

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062869
On the biggest stage of the NFL season to date, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes showed why he's the highest-paid player in the league.

https://www.foxsports.com/kansas-city/story/kansas-city-chiefs-patrick-mahomes-continues-to-shine-on-nfls-biggest-stages-092920
Boulder the latest stop in nomadic career of CU Buffs basketball recruit Javon Ruffin

Boulder the latest stop in nomadic career of CU Buffs basketball recruit Javon Ruffin

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062885

For many basketball recruits, the first year of college often proves to be a dizzying array of new challenges, from tackling a demanding new level of play to getting adjusted to life away from home.

For Javon Ruffin, chances are his first year in Boulder will amount to just another year in a well-traveled life.

The latest addition for what is shaping up to be a solid 2021 recruiting class for coach Tad Boyle’s CU program already has led the life of a basketball nomad, living in Spain, Milwaukee, Washington D.C., New Orleans and, most recently, Phoenix. Most people arrive at college welcoming a new chapter. If Ruffin plays his entire four-year career with the Buffaloes, it just may mark the most stable phase of his young life.

“I have been a lot of places. I think at one point I’d moved more times than how old I was,” Ruffin said. “But I think it’s been an advantage, moving around a lot. This year, not being with my family I think will help a little bit. I know it’s not going to be easy, but I do have a little experience in that already. It will be a little bit smoother of a transition.”

Javon Ruffin

Part of Ruffin’s nomadic existence can be attributed to following the career of his father, Denver native Michael Ruffin, whose 10-year professional basketball career included six cities in nine NBA seasons as well as one year in Spain. Ruffin’s recent commitment to the Buffs brings his family’s basketball arc full circle in more ways than one. One of Ruffin’s future CU classmates, Julian Hammond, will be attempting to give Cherry Creek its first state basketball championship since 1995, when Michael Ruffin led the Bruins to an overtime win in the Class 5A state final.

Ruffin and Hammond were long-ago youth league teammates in the Denver area before Ruffin moved on. If Ruffin lands in Boulder next year as expected it will give the Buffs two sons of former NBA players on the roster, as current freshman Jabari Walker is the son of Samaki Walker, a former 10-year NBA veteran.

“I’ve talked to (Hammond) a little bit and we knew each other before,” Ruffin said. “I actually just played a few games up in Salt Lake City, and I ran into his dad and a few other guys. That’s going to be fun, going in with somebody I’m already familiar with.”

Ruffin and Hammond are part of a 2021 recruiting class that also includes Wyoming 7-footer Lawson Lovering and D.C.-area prospect Quincy Allen, both of whom are rated as four-star recruits by 247Sports.com. Boyle still has a fifth potential scholarship at his disposal for 2021, but he indicated to BuffZone recently he most likely will take that open slot into the spring.

The 6-foot-5 Ruffin says he has added about 15 pounds to his frame over the past year, pushing his weight to about 195. After settling somewhat in New Orleans, Ruffin moved last year to Arizona to join Phoenix Prep school for his final year of high school in hopes of tackling better competition, and improving accordingly, before packing his bags once again.

“That was a big reason why I wanted to come there. I know they like bigger, longer guards who can rebound, pass, shoot, play off the ball and or on the ball,” Ruffin said. “I really feel like I can fill those spots and roles. From what I’ve heard from the coaches, I really feel like I can be one of those guys for them.”



https://www.denverpost.com/2020/09/29/boulder-the-latest-stop-in-nomadic-career-of-cu-basketball-recruit-javon-ruffin/
Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh on QB competition: Put a guy out there, see how it goes

Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh on QB competition: Put a guy out there, see how it goes

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062866

Jim Harbaugh says the Michigan football quarterback competition is between two "very talented" players, Joe Milton and Cade McNamara.

       


https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2020/09/29/michigan-football-jim-harbaugh-quarterback-competition/3570219001/
Purdue suspends 13 athletes for party that violated coronavirus pledge

Purdue suspends 13 athletes for party that violated coronavirus pledge

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062863

For second time this semester, Purdue suspended students, including 13 athletes, for breaking a rule that bans parties amid the coronavirus pandemic.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2020/09/29/purdue-suspends-13-athletes-party-violated-covid-19-pledge/3570621001/
Georgetown football player arrested in Georgia is murder suspect in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown football player arrested in Georgia is murder suspect in Washington, D.C.

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062864

Dijon Williams, a Georgetown football player, is suspected of first-degree murder. He was arrested in Georgia and the school has suspended him.

       


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2020/09/29/georgetown-college-football-player-dijon-williams-suspect-murder/3573390001/
Kelly: Bobby McCain’s performance needs to match the praise Dolphins’ coaches have given him | C

Kelly: Bobby McCain’s performance needs to match the praise Dolphins’ coaches have given him | C

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062888

The Dolphins need safety Bobby McCain to take that next step in his transition from nickel cornerback to free safety, helping Miami's defense tighten up in the secondary.



https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-bobby-mccain-kelly-column-20200929-xhktw5xlz5ayjgzxpl24s3tneq-story.html
MLB playoffs live updates: Twins-Astros kicks off American League Wild Card series

MLB playoffs live updates: Twins-Astros kicks off American League Wild Card series

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062881

Major League Baseball's expanded postseason gets underway Tuesday with four AL contests including Game 1 of the Yankees-Indians series.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/09/29/mlb-playoffs-live-updates-american-league-wild-card-series-tuesday/3573909001/
Five Michigan State players with something to prove this season

Five Michigan State players with something to prove this season

30/09/2020, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30062823

From the passing game to locking down things in the back end of the defense, Michigan State will need its share of players to emerge.

       


https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state-university/2020/09/29/five-michigan-state-players-something-prove-season/5858001002/
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