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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

It's never too late for a beautiful strike.

In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages. 

Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.

Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:

Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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Justin Kutcher predicts that John Wall will return at an All-Star level

Justin Kutcher predicts that John Wall will return at an All-Star level

NBC Sports Washington's play-by-play commentator, Justin Kutcher, has spent an immense time with the team since joining the broadcast this season. Whether traveling with the guys on strenuous road trips or getting an up-close look at practices, Kutcher has seen this team in just about every form. 

When he joined the Junkies this morning, Kutcher was asked about the progress of Wizards star guard, John Wall. His response rang through the ears of the entire Wizards fanbase.

"John [Wall] looks awesome," Kutcher said. "If he stays along this path, he'll be the comeback player of the year next year, and I think he'll be an all-star." 

Wall captured five straight all-star nods between 2013-2018, before tearing his achilles last season. The Comeback Player of the Year Award, later renamed Most Improved Player, hasn't been awarded to a D.C. player since Gheorghe Muresan captured it during his time with the Washington Bullets in 1996.

"All of a sudden I saw him jumping for jump shots, then he's running up-and-backs as fast, if not faster, than he's ever run before," Kutcher continued. 

On the topic of Wall possibly returning with about a month or so remaining in the season, Kutcher said: "I don't see the upside to doing it."

"You let him take his time, get that competitive fire going, use the offseason to get in great shape and come back next year with a chip on his shoulder."

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Lamar Jackson's teammates lifting him up after costly turnover is the best thing you'll see today

Lamar Jackson's teammates lifting him up after costly turnover is the best thing you'll see today

Baltimore's victory over San Francisco was the most highly anticipated matchup of the season. The Ravens, who were 9-2 at the time, entered the game on a 7-game winning streak. The 49ers held the league's best record at 10-1. The main course of the matchup was Ravens' QB Lamar Jackson, squaring off with the top defense in the NFL. 

During an important moment of the game, Jackson fumbled the ball for the first time this season — incredible right? 

What's even more incredible is the response he garnered from his teammates:

It was Jackson's first turnover in nearly two months, but in true MVP fashion (yes, I said it) he regrouped and got his team in position for a Justin Tucker game-winning field goal. 

This Ravens team is undoubtedly special, and moments like this make it even more difficult to root against the squad. 

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