AB lied to teammates and other Bucs personnel, making them think he was vaccinated while not following protocol.
Comparisons to Aaron Rodgers are going around, so here's the main difference: The Packers organization and players knew Rodgers wasn’t vaccinated, and Rodgers was tested every day (which is an NFL protocol).
Hence Rodgers’ fine and AB’s suspension.
🏀 The Memphis Grizzlies — even without Ja Morant — blasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 152-79… 73 points is the largest margin of victory in NBA history.
The Grizz had nine players score in double-digits and led by 78 at one point.
The state of Oklahoma has had a brutal last week, unless you’re an Oklahoma State football fan.
Giphy / Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite being a year away from kickoff, the World Cup qualifiers are well underway.
Current Qualifiers: 13 teams have secured spots in the field of 32.
1 host country (Qatar)
2 South American teams (Argentina, Brazil)
10 European teams (Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Serbia, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, France, Denmark, Germany)
The drama: Neither Italy nor Portugal, the winners of the last two Euros and two of the best teams in the world, qualified directly from UEFA's Group Stage.
To make matters worse, the two squads fell in the same bracket for the rest of UEFA's World Cup qualifiers.
Scotland vs. Ukraine
Wales vs. Austria
Russia vs. Poland
Sweden vs. Czech Republic
Italy vs. North Macedonia
Portugal vs. Turkey
There are three brackets in total, with one European team qualifying from each. Assuming Italy and Portugal both win their opening games, then they'll play in Portugal in a win-or-go-home match.
The bottom line: One of Italy or Portugal will miss the 2022 World Cup. It's shocking as Italy went 36 matches unbeaten earlier this year, setting a new record, while Portugal features some of the best players in the world.
With Cristiano Ronaldo turning 37 in February, this is likely the Portuguese star's last chance to win a World Cup.
Back on Track
Giphy / Ceedee Lamb
(8-4) Dallas Cowboys27vs. (5-7) New Orleans Saints 17
The Saints found someone to throw more interceptions than Jameis Winston, and his name’s Taysom Hill (264 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs).
For the Cowboys, Ceedee Lamb (7 rec, 89 yards) and Tony Pollard (71 yards, 1 TD) looked electric. Ceedee juked a defender so bad on one catch and run he
(15-8) Chicago Bulls119vs. (11-11) NY Knicks 115
Three Chicago players scored 25+ points (DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, and Zach LaVine) while no other Bull had more than eight.
For the Knicks, Julius Randle’s 30 points came up just short for the second game in a row.