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Despite having her worst season as a pro, Thompson stepped it up Friday morning in Spain.
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  • CAR Quarterback #9
    Young, who hasn’t practiced this week, has already been ruled out for Week 3 against the Seahawks. Person said the Panthers don’t expect Young to miss more than two games, which could include Carolina’s Week 4 matchup against the Vikings. Person said no one knows when Young hurt his ankle in the team’s Week 2 loss to the Saints, but Young apparently played through the injury in the second half. Andy Dalton will be under center for the Panthers until Young recovers.
  • SF Running Back #23
    McCaffrey’s four-yard touchdown in the second quarter made it 12 straight games he has found the end zone as a 49er. Special stuff. McCaffrey was running angry this evening, routinely tacking on extra yardage after first contact. With the 49ers playing on just three days’ rest, Elijah Mitchell was finally a little more involved, but CMC still made it three straight 2023 appearances that he has cleared 20 touches. In fact, he has yet to notch fewer than 23 handles. He now has 10 days to rest up for Week 4 against the Cardinals.
  • NYG Quarterback #8
    Playing behind a makeshift offensive line against the 49ers’ ferocious front seven, Jones had his second scoreless outing in three 2023 starts. Jones, as always, was overly conservative, but there just wasn’t much he good do against this defense with the limited number of playmakers at his disposal. Jones and play-caller Brian Daboll tried to force the issue with Darren Waller, but it resulted in an inefficient night for the pass catcher and an interception for Jones. Waller let a fourth quarter target clang off his hands and into the air for the pick. Jones has bookended last week’s strong fantasy effort against the Cardinals with dominations at the hands of Dallas and San Francisco’s elite defenses. The Seahawks should offer a Monday night respite in Week 4.
  • SF Wide Receiver #19
    Limited to 43 yards on nine first half targets, Samuel finally got rolling after the break. The highlight was his 27-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, where the blitzing Giants left Samuel 1-on-1 with Adoree’ Jackson. He did not lose the hand fight. Tonight was another Samuel YAC masterpiece, with a massive chunk of his yardage coming after first contact. That led to a scary moment in the fourth quarter where several G-Men landed on Samuel’s mid-section after a rugged run and he remained down on the field. He finally staggered to his feet after “only” seeming to have the wind knocked out of him. The definition of a “rolling ball of butcher knives,” Samuel has re-solidified his WR2 value regardless of Brandon Aiyuk’s health status. Aiyuk should be back from his shoulder injury in Week 4 against the Cardinals.
  • SF Quarterback #13
    It was another “point guard” performance for the 49ers’ second-year starter, one where he was very lucky to escape without any turnovers. As seemed to often be the case last season, Purdy had several dropped interceptions in the first half, though he was far crisper after the break. He also got the ball to his play-making weapons more than enough times in space, allowing them to rip off chunk gains and tack on major yards after the catch. Purdy’s main skill seems to be his quick processing, though his physical limitations do occasionally get him into trouble. He’s probably overdue for a multi-turnover performance, but he is doing his job in this execution-based offense. That included two touchdowns vs. man coverage this evening. Purdy is a solid QB2 streamer, one who catches the cellar-dwelling Cardinals in Week 4.
  • NYG Running Back #26
    There have been a truly absurd amount of word games going on with Barkley’s injury, but he has finally confirmed what seemed obvious when he required the assistance of two other players to get off the field on Sunday. Barkley told Rooks his Thursday absence was a “pain-tolerance issue,” but not even the most highly-rehabbed NFL player could play through a high sprain four days after the fact. Two weeks is a bit of a different story, though those kinds of heroics are usually saved for the playoffs. Barkley does have 11 more days to get healed up for Week 4 with the Giants playing on Monday Night Football. We would still expect him to need at least one more week.
  • SF Wide Receiver #11
    Aiyuk probably would have played were it not for the short week. Instead, he’ll now have 10 days to get healthy for San Francisco’s Week 4 walkover against the Cardinals. Jauan Jennings and rookie Ronnie Bell will pick up Aiyuk’s lost snaps, but Deebo Samuel and George Kittle are the only Niners pass catchers worth rolling out there in re-draft.
  • CIN Quarterback #9
    This was what we expected from Burrow, as the Bengals opened their first practice of the week in preparation for Monday night’s matchup against the Rams. Burrow said earlier that his calf is “not as sore” as it was earlier in the week, but didn’t commit to playing on Monday. Fantasy managers waiting to hear on Burrow’s status should have a backup plan in place, given that way may not know whether or not he’s playing until closer to kickoff. If Burrow is unable to go, Jake Browning would be in line for the start. Fantasy managers shouldn’t bank on Browning as their contingency plan.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #17
    The Rams don’t play until Monday night, leaving Nacua with two days of practice still to go. Head coach Sean McVay said he plans to limit Nacua in practice due to his injury, but doesn’t believe he will be affected come game day. Nacua is seeing all-world volume in the Rams offense and has quickly turned into one of the best late-round values we’ve seen in fantasy. He’ll be a must-start high-end WR2 against the Bengals in prime time.
  • PHI Running Back #14
    It puts Gainwell on track to return for Monday Night Football against the Bucs after missing Week 2 vs. Minnesota. Gainwell ended up missing only one game, but D’Andre Swift re-proved how much more explosive he is than the Eagles’ coaching staff favorite, turning 31 touches into a ludicrous 181 yards from scrimmage. Gainwell isn’t just going to be mothballed, but it stands to reason Swift probably earned another lead back shot. FLEX finders should be aiming higher than Kenny G for Week 3.

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Premier League

Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Erling Haaland is again leading the way. Will he cruise to another Golden Boot?
Alan Shearer is the king of Premier League goal scorers, but Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is racing to challenge his crown.

Rotoworld

Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
Matthew Berry breaks down his positional rankings for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season.
George Bissell breaks down Mark Vientos’ recent hot streak and a pair of intriguing young pitchers in the latest Pickups of the Day.
Zachary Krueger dives into expected fantasy points from Week 2 and highlights a few players who could be flying under the radar heading into Week 3.
The 18th Solheim Cup
Everything you need to know about the 2023 Solheim Cup matches, which will take place Sept. 22-24 in Andalucia, Spain.
The Golf Today team shares its initial reaction to the Solheim Cup Friday morning foursomes, announced at the Opening Ceremony.
The Day 1 Solheim Cup morning foursomes matches with times and analysis.
Here’s how to watch this week’s Solheim Cup and more golf action from the major tours.
With the Solheim Cup set to begin Friday morning, here are the biggest questions to be answered.
The U.S. Solheim Cup captain wishes the two competitions had been tied more closely together this year.
Amy Rodgers, Cara Banks and Paige Mackenzie join Golf Today to break down Team Europe entering the 2023 Solheim Cup and how they stack up against the U.S. squad.

NASCAR

Denny Hamlin says his driving style mirrors the determination Michael Jordan displayed on the court.
Nate Ryan, Parker Kligerman and Kyle Petty preview the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Round of 12 opener at Texas, discussing if tire issues will be as common as last year and the impact of this being at 400 miles race.
After dominant performances in the Round of 16, Nate Ryan, Parker Kligerman and Kyle Petty debate between Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson as the clear favorites for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.
Nate Ryan, Parker Kligerman and Kyle Petty reflect on Martin Truex Jr.'s poor first round performance in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and debate if he returns as a championship favorite with the points reset.

NFL

During the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game, 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel had to exit the field after making a catch over the middle and fighting for some extra yards.
With Alvin Kamara suspended for one more game and Jamaal Williams out with a hamstring injury, the Saints have to turn to the next man up at running back against the Packers this weekend.
Twice this week, high-profile players in high-profile games should have been ejected.
Big Ten on NBC, Peacock
Notre Dame may need to emulate Michigan to beat Ohio State this weekend, something Irish fans should take as a compliment.
No. 9 Notre Dame hosts No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday night, the first true test for both teams this season as they look to keep alive Playoff hopes.
Michigan State LB Cal Haladay sits down with Michael Robinson to discuss what motivates him on the field, his unique style of play, and how his childhood on the farm prepared him for the toughness of football.
Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle preview the Week 4 showdown between Ohio State and Notre Dame, including how Sam Hartman elevates the Irish offense and how the Buckeyes offense is finding its stride.
Jason Garrett joins the Notre Dame on NBC Podcast to break down Notre Dame’s upcoming game against Ohio State and what the Fighting Irish must do to beat the Buckeyes on Saturday.
Following a tough loss to Washington, Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle discuss how Michigan State can rebound against Big Ten opponent Maryland in Week 4, who has yet to lose a game.

2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock

The best of the best are in action in France through October 28th for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the action as France battles with Namibia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the action as Italy battles with Uruguay at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Check out the best moments as Australia takes on Fiji at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

MLB

Vaughn Dalzell breaks down the three-horse race in the AL West and how he would hedge his Houston Astros bet.
Greenberg was the Blackhawks’ associate general manager for 1 1/2 years after working in baseball for 15-plus years.
Dave Shovein explores a hot-hitting outfielder that continues to fly under the radar and an outstanding streamer of Thursday’s slate of MLB action.
Jorge Montanez highlights the latest in saves and steals, including Josh Hader’s big week, Ryan Helsley performing, and Bo Naylor providing speed at the catcher position.

Golf

Ludvig Aberg, one golf’s brightest young stars, will look to make the most of his Ryder Cup debut for Team Europe.
Shane Lowry looks to make the most of his second Ryder Cup appearance for Team Europe.
Sepp Straka takes his good form from the summer into his first Ryder Cup appearance for Team Europe.
Tommy Fleetwood was a part of the European team that lost the last Ryder Cup, and he’s motivated to help take it back in his third appearance.
The Golf Today team shares its initial reaction to the Solheim Cup Friday morning foursomes, announced at the Opening Ceremony.
Entering his sixth Ryder Cup, Justin Rose is ready to help his European teammates however he can in pursuit of something greater than any individual player.

NBA

Tyrese Haliburton and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander look to stamp their names among the fantasy hoops greats in our Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide’s 9-Cat rankings.
Prepare for fantasy hoops season and your drafts with Rotoworld’s 2023 Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide preview series!
The Thunder’s youth movement headlines our list of players to reach for in Rotoworld’s Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide.

College Football

It’s a busy schedule for Ohio State’s Donovan Jackson as he prepares for this weekend’s matchup with Notre Dame.
A year ago, Notre Dame’s best defense against Ohio State was the sputtering Irish offense. Now, Notre Dame might trust its defense enough to let Sam Hartman and the Irish offense play to its peak in Saturday’s top-10 tilt.
The No. 6 Buckeyes and No. 9 Fighting Irish renew a relatively infrequent but storied rivalry.
Harbaugh missed the first three games of the season because of a school-imposed suspension but will be back Saturday against Rutgers — his 100th game at his alma mater.

Betting

Vaughn Dalzell breaks down the three-horse race in the AL West and how he would hedge his Houston Astros bet.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss Bijan Robinson’s odds to win NFL Offensive Player of the Year and why the Atlanta Falcons rookie is a viable bet to win the award.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick break down their best bets for NFL Week 3, including the Patriots -2.5 vs. the Jets and the Dolphins -6 vs. the Broncos.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Ashley Nicole Moss discuss Micah Parsons’ practice reps on offense, what’s difference for Dallas this year and how expectations shift for the 49ers and Cowboys.
Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Natalie discuss why they love Deion Sanders’ latest comments about why he’s more than just a moment at Colorado.
Michael Holley and Jim Trotter explain why Justin Fields’ comments about the Bears’ struggles were an honest characterization of where the organization currently finds itself.
Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Natalie weigh in on Damian Lillard’s comments about being the NBA’s best point guard and explain why Steph Curry remains the position’s premier option.

Local coverage

Christian McCaffrey has been the best running back in the NFL so far this season.
It looks like there are no hard feelings between Justin Fields and Luke Getsy after a drama-filled week at Halas Hall.
A.J. Brown spoke about his sideline spat with Jalen Hurts for the first time on Thursday afternoon.
The talented Marlins GM boasts experience that Chaim Bloom lacked.

Latest

After four seasons as the Bears head coach, Matt Nagy rejoined the Chiefs’ coaching staff last year as the team’s quarterbacks coach.
The son of the coach who proved that running backs can be treated as interchangeable parts has found a workhorse.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down his fantasy football starts and sits for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season.
With no rankings yet in NCAA golf, Golf Channel’s Brentley Romine takes a stab at ranking the top 25 D-I men’s and women’s teams
Lionel Messi was subbed off with an injury in the first half of Inter Miami’s 4-0 win against Toronto FC in MLS action on Wednesday.