The Raptors’ Defense Is Almost Never The Same, But It’s Always Really Good

In their second game of the 2019-20 season, the defending champion Toronto Raptors played the division rival Boston Celtics. Boston had struggled offensively in its season opener, scoring only 91.4 points per 100 possessions in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, and once the game got underway, Toronto replicated much of Philly’s defensive strategy. The Raptors did not send a single double-team on any of the Celtics’ 19 isolation plays, per Second Spectrum (the Sixers had doubled on zero of 20 isolations). They played soft coverage, with the big man…

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After Manchester City’s Big Loss, Who’s The Favorite To Win The Champions League?

FiveThirtyEight’s club soccer prediction model favored Manchester City to win the Champions League for most of the 2019-20 season. The Cityzens were so good, in fact, that they spent 62 percent of the season at the top of the model’s probability table.1 Only Liverpool (the current holders of both the Champions League and Premier League trophies) and Bayern Munich (the German champions for eight seasons running and perennial Champions League contenders) managed to leapfrog City as favorites to win this rendition of club soccer’s elite competition, but neither spent more…

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Pat Mahomes named Dak Prescott among the quarterbacks that he studies to better his game

Pat Mahomes is among the best quarterbacks in the NFL and is easily worth the contract that the Kansas City Chiefs gave him, a deal that could be worth over half of a billion dollars. Mahomes is unreal. He’s entering his third season as the starter for Kansas City and already has a league MVP, Super Bowl, and Super Bowl MVP decorating his résumé. The proverbial sky is the limit for him, and the Cowboys will finally get their first look at him in 2021 barring a Super Bowl matchup…

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Roy Jones Jr threatening to withdraw from Mike Tyson fight

Roy Jones Jr hasn’t taken kindly to the postponement of his exhibition pay-per-view fight with Mike Tyson, which was recently moved from Sept. 12 to Nov. 28 as organizers are trying to make more money from the bout and feel that’s a better date, and is now threatening to pull out of the fight. From the Daily Mail: “I’ve had to cancel other stuff to be out here, it’s upset my calendar, I’ve got to change things. That’s why we have to table bullshit now. That’s the biggest issue, I’m…

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Winegard Company acquires WiFiRanger

BURLINGTON, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Winegard, the company dedicated to designing and manufacturing the greatest range of world-class connectivity products and services, announces today it has acquired WiFiRanger, a leading mobile technology developer. Based in Meridian, Idaho, WiFiRanger is dedicated to producing American-built, top-of-the-line wireless routers for life on the move. WiFiRanger will continue to operate as a standalone brand. Winegard Company acquires WiFiRanger. A phenomenal partnership “I am thrilled to welcome WiFiRanger into the Winegard family,” says Grant Whipple, Winegard Company President and COO. “We’ve worked together…

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Peter L. Biro and Section 1 Announce Release of New Book, “Constitutional Democracy Under Stress: A Time for Heroic Citizenship”

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Peter L. Biro and Section 1 proudly announce the release of Peter’s new volume of essays by 27 distinguished and acclaimed scholars, activists, jurists, public servants and global heroes. Our age marks a departure, by governments throughout the west, from the norms that had come to define advanced, liberal democracies in the post-war period. Alas, western democracies are everywhere backsliding and retreating from their adherence to these values and institutions. The essays in this volume probe the sources and malaise now confronting liberal constitutional…

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Listenership Explodes as Thirst for Political Common Ground Grows

CHELSEA, Mich., Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — If Richard Helppie’s podcast audience is any indication, the hunger for solution-based bi-partisan content is growing fast. Richard Helppie’s Common Bridge, a weekly podcast that started eight months ago, has gained more than 60,000 downloads in recent months. Richard Helppie’s Common Bridge Richard Helppie’s Common Bridge Richard Helppie Recording Remotely since the pandemic Richard Helppie Recording Remotely since the pandemic “There is clearly an audience out there who wants to reach out and talk about solutions and not just bury themselves in the…

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420Property.com Sees Surge in Demand for Cannabis Businesses and Property Due to 2020 Election and COVID-19

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 420Property.com, the world’s leading business and real estate marketplace serving the cannabis industry has seen nearly a 60 percent overall increase in demand for cannabis businesses for sale and available real estate due to the 2020 Election and the COVID-19 pandemic. Real estate speculators and entrepreneurs are getting an early jump on locating properties suitable for operating a cannabis business in states that are likely to legalize medical or recreational cannabis in the upcoming 2020 Elections. The following states will be voting…

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The Silverfern Group Invests in Eptec, in Partnership with Next Capital

SYDNEY, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Silverfern Group, an investment management firm making direct investments in middle market private equity globally, today announced that it has partnered with Next Capital in the acquisition of Eptec (“Eptec”). Eptec, founded in 1997, is an Australian-based specialist engineering contractor focused on asset preservation and maintenance services to the marine sector (defense and commercial) and other critical transport and infrastructure assets. The Silverfern Group The Silverfern Group “We are excited to partner with Next Capital in the acquisition of Eptec, a leading specialist…

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Leading Pet Insurance Company Wagmo Launches In New York And California To Bring Cutting Edge Pet Insurance and Wellness Plans to Even More Pet Parents Nationwide

n response to overwhelming user demand, Wagmo will now make its 100% reimbursable insurance policies and robust wellness plans available to new pet parents throughout both states so their pets can always get the exact care they need, without ever having to compromise Wagmo is a modern pet insurance company built with new pet parents in mind. It is the only company in the space to offer 100% reimbursement across all insurance policies and to unbundle Wellness from traditional pet insurance offerings to ensure pet owners can easily access the…

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