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Le’Veon Bell Trade Rumors: Jets Shopping RB Ahead of 2020 Deadline | Bleacher Report

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell runs the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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As the New York Jets turn their eyes toward the future amid an 0-4 start, Le’Veon Bell is reportedly on the trade block. 

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets are “shopping Bell with the hope of trading him sooner rather than later” leading up to the Nov. 3 trade deadline.

Albert Breer of The MMQB added the Jets have had contact with teams about Bell, and they could be “willing to settle for a late pick and/or back-end player in return.”

Bell’s tenure with the Jets has been fraught with tension seemingly from the time he signed with the organization in March 2019. 

After Mike Maccagnan was fired as New York’s general manager in May 2019, Mehta reported head coach Adam Gase “absolutely did not want to sign” Bell and “made it clear that he didn’t want

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Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin: Recap, Results from French Open 2020 Women’s Final | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek lifts the trophy after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Iga Swiatek entered the French Open unseeded with no WTA singles titles on her resume after turning pro last year. 

Two weeks later, the 19-year-old Swiatek made history on Saturday with her 6-4, 6-1 win over Sofia Kenin in the women’s final. 

Swiatek never lost more than five games in any of her seven victories

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French Open 2020 Women’s Final: Early Predictions for Iga Swiatek in 2021 | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Iga Swiatek shocked the tennis world Saturday, as the 19-year-old native of Poland beat American Sofia Kenin in straight sets to win the 2020 French Open.

The win marked Swiatek’s first career Grand Slam title and also made her the first Polish player, regardless of gender, to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Few could have seen Swiatek’s victory coming, as she had never before won a WTA singles title and had never advanced past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament before her performance at Roland Garros.

As seen in the following video, Swiatek left no doubt regarding her win, as she made easy work of Kenin, who won her first career Grand Slam title at the Australian Open earlier this year:

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French Open 2020 Results: Women’s Final Score and Men’s Final Predictions | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Iga Swiatek became the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam title Saturday at the French Open.

The unseeded 19-year-old completed her dominant run at Roland Garros by sweeping Sofia Kenin in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. 

Swiatek reeled off six straight game victories in the second set to beat her third seeded opponent during her perfect two-week run at Roland Garros. Her first triumph was over 2019 finalist Marketa Vondrousova, and she eliminated 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round. 

The only area in which Swiatek struggled Saturday was on first-serve. She put just over half of her first serves in play, but she was able to convert

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French Open 2020: Women’s Final Winner, Score and Twitter Reaction | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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The newest star in women’s tennis finished off her dominant run at the French Open with a straight-set win in the women’s singles final. 

Iga Swiatek became the first Polish woman to win a Grand Slam title by defeating Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-1 inside Court Philippe-Chartrier Saturday. 

Swiatek was tested for parts of the first set by the 21-year-old American, but she faced little difficulty while closing out the victory in the second set. 

The 19-year-old became the first woman to win the French Open without dropping a set since Justine Henin in 2007, per WTA Insider: 

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Rays Get Revenge in Epic Fashion to Oust One-Dimensional Yankees in ALDS | Bleacher Report

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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SAN DIEGO — Mike Brosseau was an undrafted free agent from Northwest Indiana who until Friday night was just another anonymous—albeit useful—piece on baseball’s most anonymous team.

Aroldis Chapman was the Cuban Missile, the much-celebrated gazillion-dollar New York Yankees closer who helped the Chicago Cubs win a World Series, is a six-time All-Star and throws high-octane fastballs that make grown men weep.

Before Friday’s series-clinching 2-1 victory for the  Tampa Bay Rays, the pair had run into each other one other high-profile time, back on Sept. 1. Chapman sent one of his celebrated 100 mph fastballs whizzing toward Brosseau’s head, a rudeness that caused the benches to clear and the Yankees and Rays to loathe one another even more than they already did.

Then came the eighth inning of one of the best baseball games you’ll ever see, a tight, taut and pulsating winner-take-all affair that

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French Open 2020: Women’s Final Schedule, Prediction and Prize Money | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. plays a shot against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Sofia Kenin is the third different American woman to reach the French Open final in the last five years. 

On Saturday, the No. 4 seed will try to win on the Paris clay, which is what Serena Williams in 2016 and Sloane Stephens in 2018 failed to do. 

Kenin is attempting to become the first American singles champion at Roland Garros since Williams in 2015. 

Standing in the way of her second-career major victory is Iga Swiatek, a 19-year-old Polish player that has taken the event by storm.

Swiatek is one of two players left in the tournament in either singles draw that has not lost a set yet. The other is Rafael Nadal, who is a 12-time champion at Roland Garros. 

                    

French Open Women’s Final Information

Start Time: 9 a.m. ET

TV: NBC

Prize Money: $1.88 million to the winner

      

Prediction

Sofia Kenin over Iga Swiatek

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Bayley DQ’d vs. Sasha Banks, Retains SmackDown Women’s Title on WWE SmackDown | Bleacher Report

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Sasha Banks beat former friend Bayley by disqualification on Friday night’s WWE draft episode of SmackDown, resulting in Bayley retaining the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Bayley intentionally got herself disqualified to retain the title after illegally using a steel chair. After the match, Banks turned the tide on Bayley and attacked her with multiple chair shots before the champ escaped the ring.

After months of the pair running the WWE women’s division on both SmackDown and Raw, things started to deteriorate when Banks dropped the Raw women’s title to Asuka at SummerSlam after Bayley failed to return the favor by helping her friend as The Legit Boss had done for her earlier in the night.

Bayley and Banks then dropped the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to Shayna Baszler and Nia

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French Open 2020 Women’s Semifinal: TV Schedule, Start Time, Live-Stream Info | Bleacher Report

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic plays a shot against Germany's Laura Siegemund in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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The 2020 French Open women’s semifinals feature a unique combination of top championship contenders and unexpected title threats.

On one side of the draw, Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin will take on two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. On the other side, a pair of unseeded players, Iga Swiatek and Nadia Podoroska, are each making their first appearance in a Grand Slam semifinal.

Let’s check out all of the key details for Thursday’s action at Roland Garros. That’s followed by predictions on who will advance to Saturday’s tournament final.

              

Viewing Information

Where: Stade Roland Garros in Paris

When: Thursday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. ET

Watch: Tennis Channel (9 a.m. ET) and NBC (11 a.m. ET)

Live Stream: Tennis Channel Plus and NBC Sports Live

           

Match Predictions

First Semifinal: Iga Swiatek vs. Nadia Podoroska

It typically takes seven straight wins to win a major

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French Open 2020 Women’s Final: Sofia Kenin vs. Iga Swiatek Predictions | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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The most successful women’s tennis player at Grand Slams in 2020 has a chance to close out the major season with her second title Saturday.

Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin enters the women’s singles final as the more established player in comparison to 19-year-old Iga Swiatek. 

The roles were reversed for Kenin’s first Grand Slam final appearance, as she took down two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open. 

Kenin compiled a 15-1 record at the Australian, US and French Opens, but she is viewed as a slight underdog by the odds makers. 

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Swiatek is the favorite to take the women’s singles crown after she rolled through each of her matches in straight sets. 

Kenin has battled more on the Paris clay with four three-set victories, but she is coming off her most dominant performance in the semifinals over Petra Kvitova.

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