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July 18th, 2019

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1. Major League Baseball

Pete Alonso nearly crushes a home run out of Target Field in the Mets’ 14-4 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Cody Bellinger has picked it back up as June and July move on. He’s up to 34 home runs to lead MLB and has 11 home runs over the last month!

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is hit by the pitch, the benches clear 9 days after Angels Jonathan Lucroy was injured in collision in Houston.

David Price took his verbal battle with Dennis Eckersley to a new level Wednesday afternoon, saying no teammates vouched for Eck in his TV special on MLB Network.

 

Alex Rodriguez shares stories about his interactions with the members of the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class.

2. National Basketball League

Amin Elhassan, Brian Windhorst and Nick Friedell play “Crunch Time,” discussing Klutch Time partnering with UTA Sports, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons officially skipping out on the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and the latest ESPN.com.

Jay Bilas everything NCAA is pro sports except for the players | The Rich Eisen Show

Baxter Holmes joins Amin Elhassan, Brian Windhorst and Nick Friedell to discuss the spate of injuries in the NBA among young players recently, and how youth sports and early specialization might be to blame. Injuries to top 2014 NBA draft picks such as Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Aaron Gordon, Marcus Smart and Julius Randle spurred Holmes to pursue the story.

Jerry West says the LA Clippers are the best organization he ever been with.

3. National Football League

Baker Mayfield seeks revenge, Le’Veon Bell’s workload | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Baker Mayfield describes what it has been like to be an underdog throughout his career. Mayfield says he was “overcome with emotion” when he heard the Cleveland Browns traded for Odell Beckham Jr.

Max Kellerman, Domonique Foxworth and Keyshawn Johnson debate if Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett is a top ten coach in the NFL right now.

Which Team without a Super Bowl Will Win One in 2019?

Dan Patrick talks on the risky business of NFL running backs holdouts.

4. NCAA College Football

Nick Saban loved Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s season but feels he could not force the ball as much and take what the defense gives him. He also talks about his team’s expectations and how they can block out the outside noise and just play the team in front of them.

Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher Jr. previews the 2019 season and their highly anticipated matchup against Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide.

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp sits down with CFB Live’s Peter Burns and Joey Galloway at the 2019 SEC Media Day event to chat about the 2019 Gamecocks’ season, who he’d rather sign with and play for today, Alabama’s Nick Saban or Clemson’s Dabo Swinney. Muschamp also addresses if he sees his team this years as sleepers, contenders or spoilers as well as if he had to pick one, who he’d rather play and beat, Alabama or Clemson.

5. National Hockey League

NHL Tonight dives into the extensive hockey resume of Ron Francis, after he has been named Seattle’s general manager.

The New York Rangers‘ busy offseason started in May, as the crew looks back on each acquisition and asks if a postseason run is attainable next season.

The NHL Tonight crew discusses offseason acquisitions by the Dallas Stars and how the team has realistic Stanley Cup aspirations starting next season.

6. Ultimate Fighting Championship

Dana White emphatically shuts down Conor McGregor vs. Jorge Masvidal matchup. Josh Emmett tells why he wants Jose Aldo at Madison Square Garden for his next fight.

Ariel Helwani joins SportsCenter to talk about a wide variety of UFC topics, which include Urijah Faber‘s next steps after being called out by Henry Cejudo, Greg Hardy’s fight against Juan Adams, why Leon Edwards is the MMA version of Tim Duncan and why a Conor McGregor-Jorge Masvidal fight should absolutely happen.

7. Major League Soccer

The New York Red Bulls travel north to face Toronto FC | Highlights

Chicago Fire host the Columbus Crew.

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Dallas Strikers flirts with perfection in the second game of their rout of Philadelphia Hitmen, helping them advance to the semi-finals to face Portland.

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