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With the final Grand Slam complete before the 2024 Paris Olympic tennis tournament kicks off, here are four takeaways before the fight for Olympic gold begins.
Watch cyclists conclude Stage 16 of the 2024 Tour de France, an intense bunch sprint finish in Nimes.

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  • LAD Left Fielder #37
    Witt came up just a few feet short on his final swing of going to a swing off. MLB’s new format tonight helped prevent any standout performances by adding a clock and a pitch limit, and Alec Bohm’s 21-homer showing as the very first batter in the first round actually ended up as the biggest number of the night. Still, it made for a close competition, and everything was very much in doubt until the very end. Hernández barely survived the semis after Bohm faltered on his final few swings and then edged Witt in the shorter final round.
  • COL Third Baseman
    Condon put up spectacular numbers in his two seasons with the Bulldogs, and finished 2024 with 37 homers and a 1.565 OPS that was buoyed by a 1.009 slugging percentage. Obviously the power is the calling card for the 21-year-old -- he turns 22 in April -- but he does have the swing to suggest he can hit for average as well without a huge amount of swing-and-miss in his profile. He won’t provide many stolen bases, but whether he ends up at third, a corner-outfield spot or even first base, he’s an absolute must-have in fantasy formats, especially with the added benefit of his new home park.
  • CIN Starting Pitcher
    Burns was considered one of the top prep prospects in the 2021 draft but chose to go the college route, and after two solid seasons at Tennessee, he blossomed at Wake Forest in his junior campaign with a 2.70 ERA and a whopping 191 strikeouts over 100 2/3 innings in his 16 starts. His arsenal is impressive; starting with a fastball that can get up to 102 mph and quite often finishing with a wipeout slider that might be the best pitch of any player in the class. Between those two pitches is an above-average change and a quality curve, and while he’s not a control artist, he should throw enough strikes to be a starter. Burns has a nice combination of floor and ceiling, and it’s not hard to see him becoming a fantasy ace someday.
  • CLE Second Baseman
    Not a huge surprise. A product of Australia, made an immediate impact at Oregon State and finished his junior campaign with a slash of .407/.568/.911 with 28 homers and 16 stolen bases. The left-handed hitting second baseman can make hard contact to all parts of the field with many believing he can finish with a 70-grade (on the 20-80 scouting scale) hit tool, and there’s above-average power and plus speed for good measure. He’s not considered a great defender, but he should be able to stick at second base and obviously the bat will play there. Bazzana has the talent to help in all categories, and he could be playing in the majors by this point next year.
  • NYY Relief Pitcher #35
    Who else is dizzy right now? After entering the bottom of the ninth with a 5-3 lead, Holmes allowed a leadoff single to Kyle Stowers and went on to load the bases with walks to Ryan O’Hearn and Adley Rutschman before an error from Anthony Volpe allowed a run to score. Cedric Mullins then poked a ball to left field, which landed over the head of Alex Verdugo after he stumbled. Given the stakes, it’s hard to think of a more demoralizing loss. The Yankees will have a few days to dwell on the lost opportunity during the All-Star break. This wasn’t all Holmes’ fault, but he’s not exactly in the circle of trust right now.
  • BAL Shortstop #2
    Henderson took Carlos Rodon deep for a two-run shot in the third inning. With that blast, he’s already equaled his home run total from his entire rookie season. It’s scary to think about what his ceiling could be. Next up for Henderson is an appointment in the Home Run Derby on Monday in Arlington, Texas.
  • NYM Starting Pitcher #34
    Senga threw 66 pitches, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three. The next step hasn’t been decided, but it’s possible the Mets could deem him ready for his season debut coming out of the All-Star break. The club will move to a six-man rotation upon his return.
  • MIN Shortstop #4
    The issue was confirmed after going for an MRI. Correa dealt with plantar fasciitis in his left foot last season, but this current issue isn’t believed to be as severe. The All-Star break comes at a good time for him.
  • LAD Starting Pitcher
    His exact debut isn’t yet known, but he’s expected to join a rotation that is in tatters due to a host of injuries. The 25-year-old Ryan has had some injuries issues of his own this season, missing two months with a shoulder issue, but he’s put up a strong 2.21 ERA and 27/7 K/BB ratio in seven appearances since returning to action, including five starts in Triple-A. Ryan has emerged as one of the Dodgers’ best prospects, but he’s a bit of a wild card for fantasy purposes. Still, he appears to be worth a stash at the moment.
  • ARI Center Fielder #7
    Carroll is attempting to wrap up a disastrous first half on a high note with his first multi-homer performance since June 9, 2023. He plated an early run with a second-inning sacrifice fly before walloping a three-run homer in the seventh inning and launching a two-run blast in the ensuing frame. The 23-year-old fantasy star, who put together a 25-homer, 54-steal campaign last year in his full-season debut, has just five round-trippers and 18 steals in 93 games leading into next week’s All-Star break. Fantasy managers have been waiting on the power breakthrough from Carroll for months at this juncture, so hopefully this is the type of game that will get him back on track entering the second half.


Highlights: 2024 Tour de France, Stage 16
Watch the best action from Stage 16 of the 2024 Tour de France, where cyclists completed a 188km journey from Gruissan to Nimes.

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49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk’s trade request became public on Tuesday afternoon, marking another checkpoint in the negotiation between the organization and the player.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft is officially under contract.
The Raiders will celebrate their 65th season with a logo designed to commemorate the franchise’s history and celebrate its legacy.
The Texans have added another wide receiver to their 90-man roster.
The 152nd Open
After Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson warmed up next to each other at Royal Troon Golf Club, Live From explains why seeing them side by side is a reminder of pro golf’s “fragile” state.
Bryson DeChambeau walks and talks with Johnson Wagner about his mentality heading into The Open, how he plans to attack Royal Troon and the challenges that wind can bring to his game.
Tiger Woods speaks with the media ahead of The Open, explaining why his body has “felt better” thanks to improved training and how he’s preparing for conditions at Royal Troon Golf Club.
Brandel Chamblee, Paul McGinley and Rich Lerner analyze Scottie Scheffler’s historic run, comparing him to prime Tiger Woods and discussing what’s next for the 28-year-old at Royal Troon Golf Club.
Fresh off his U.S. Open victory, Bryson DeChambeau details his gameplan for The Open, his appreciation for fans, and why he’s excited for the challenges of links golf at Royal Troon.
Jon Rahm discusses the current state of his golf game ahead of The Open at Royal Troon, as the 29-year-old searches for his third major title.
Johnson Wagner explains how golfers could play the par-5 sixth at Royal Troon, which is the longest hole at the 2024 Open Championship.
Countdown to Paris 2024
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Rai Benjamin and Quincy Hall picked up statement wins at a Diamond League meet in Monaco.
The 2024 U.S. Olympic team roster of athletes updated as they qualify.
Gretchen Walsh is slated to swim three individual events at her first Olympics in Paris.
Dennis Schröder and brothers Franz and Moritz Wagner headline Germany’s Olympic men’s basketball team.
Canada returns to Olympic men’s basketball for the first time since 2000.


Follow along for the latest updates and information from the 2024 edition of baseball’s Midsummer Classic.
Get ready for the 2024 season and another year of fantasy football action as our writers preview every squad’s offensive outlook, win totals and more.
Aditya Fuldeore breaks down the outlook for the 2024 Dolphins, including the passing game, running game, and win total.
Nick Shlain breaks down the 2024 MLB Home Run Derby.

Motor Sports

“Two guys racing hard,” says NASCAR Sr. VP of Competition Elton Sawyer on the contact between Corey LaJoie and Kyle Busch.
Prime tire will feature yellow lettering and the option tire will feature red lettering.
Several drivers behind Tyler Reddick change spots in this week’s top 10.


Griffin switched to a Maxfli ball earlier this year, a move that coincided with improved play.
After a crushing loss in June’s U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy opens up about getting familiar with links golf again at Royal Troon, why Tiger Woods has been “nothing but incredible” to him and much more.
The par-3 eighth is the shortest hole at Royal Troon; it’s also very intimidating to players.
McIlroy is back at The Open, back trying end his major drought, and back to a positive mindset.
Brandel Chamblee, Paul McGinley and Rich Lerner analyze Scottie Scheffler’s historic run, comparing him to prime Tiger Woods and discussing what’s next for the 28-year-old at Royal Troon Golf Club.
Scottie Scheffler discusses managing the pressure of his historic season and how he is blocking out the noise ahead of The Open at Royal Troon.


Bet the EDGE takes a dive into the NL Rookie of the Year Futures Market
Lawrence Butler may not be a key fantasy piece this year, but when the Athletics move from Oakland to Sacramento next year, that could change -- giving him some appeal in dynasty leagues.
Debuting in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation after the All-Star Break, River Ryan is someone whose strikeout stuff and projection gives him some solid upside in fantasy baseball.
Flamethrowing reliever Ben Joyce is well worth a stash on your fantasy baseball roster, because a trade of Los Angeles Angels teammate Carlos Estévez could significantly boost his fantasy value as the team’s next closer.


With the Olympic break approaching, how should managers adjust their lineups?
The USA led by around 20 for much of the game but took its foot off the gas and had to hang on at the end.
The Rotoworld NBA crew breaks down early power rankings post free agency.


After hitting another outright winner last week, Brad Thomas is back to see if he can land his eight outright selection for The Open Championship
Bet the EDGE takes a dive into the NL Rookie of the Year Futures Market
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick reflect on one of the most “unlikely” Wimbledon finals between Barbora Krejčíková and Jasmine Paolini, as well as the ever-changing betting markets.
Drew Dinsick explains why he’s down on Rory McIlroy and the top betting favorites at price in The Open this weekend at Royal Troon.

Premier League

The fixtures for the 2024-25 Premier League season have been released.
The Premier League summer transfer window is in full flow ahead of the 2024-25 season and there are plenty of big questions cropping up.
Fans will get to see Arsenal versus Manchester United in Los Angeles, Aston Villa visiting Borussia Dortmund, and Premier League champions Manchester City against Barcelona and AC Milan.
The men’s soccer competition at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games promises emerging young talent and familiar overage stars, and Premier League players fit into both of those categories as the 2024 Olympics.

College Football

Four-star defensive back Anquon Fegans is expected to choose between Georgia, LSU and Auburn later this month.
Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans have come into Texas once again to grab a blue-chip prospect.
New Oregon quarterback Dillon Gabriel has passed for more than 3,500 yards in three of his five college seasons.
Five-star quarterback Ryder Lyons will be visiting several SEC programs later this month.

College Basketball

Five-star Jordan Smith has made a case to rise even further up the ranks of the 2026 Rivals150.
Outside of Cooper Flagg, Rob Cassidy thinks that V.J. Edgecombe will makes the biggest freshman impact in 2024-25.
College athletes whose efforts primarily benefit their schools may qualify as employees deserving of pay under federal wage-and-hour laws, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday in a setback to the NCAA.
The Indiana capital and NCAA home was previously chosen in 2018 to host the men’s Division I Final Four for the ninth time from April 4-6, 2026, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Local coverage

Brandon Aiyuk wants out of San Francisco, but the 49ers don’t have plans to fulfill his trade request.
The Bears have locked in one of their 2024 first-round picks for the foreseeable future.
Jalen Carter takes his spot on the list of most important Eagles of 2024.
Did Jaylen Brown throw shade at the Lakers rookie?


Stephon Gilmore and the Panthers appeared close to reuniting after the draft, but almost three months have passed since then, and the cornerback remains a free agent.
Team USA will have a men’s soccer team at the Olympics for the first time since 2008. That is reason enough for celebration, and this team can be very good.
Cardinals tight end Trey McBride said in April that he trusted General Manager Monti Ossenfort to find the right wide receiver to help the team in the draft and he didn’t have to wait long to find out Ossenfort’s choice.
With Chicago’s rookies reporting to training camp on Tuesday, the club has gotten the No. 9 overall pick under contract.
After failed effort to get long-term deal, Aiyuk wants out.