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2020 CJ Cup odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that nailed six majors

Brooks Koepka is set to make his first start on the PGA Tour since missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship in August. Koepka finished on top of the leaderboard at the CJ Cup in 2018, defeating runner-up Gary Woodland by four strokes. Koepka will have some stiff competition in the 2020 CJ Cup field with fellow major winners like Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy set to tee it up this week. 

Koepka, who’s recorded seven victories on the PGA Tour, is going off at 25-1 in the 2020 CJ Cup odds from William Hill. Other top 2020 CJ Cup contenders include Johnson (10-1), Thomas (12-1), Jon Rahm (11-1), McIlroy (14-1) and Xander Schauffele (14-1). Before locking in your 2020 CJ Cup picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven

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Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies vs All Blacks, Michael Hooper, Captain, 100 Tests, Dave Rennie, Michael Cheika

Michael Hooper has always been ahead of the game in some way or another.

At just 19 years old and a fresh graduate from St. Pius X College in Chatswood, Hooper was thrown his Super Rugby debut for the ACT Brumbies.

Six years on, he’d become the youngest player to record 100 appearances having already skippered the Waratahs to their maiden title in 2014 in place of the injured Dave Dennis.

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Michael Hooper of the Wallabies looks dejected at a wet Newcastle. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Michael Hooper of the Wallabies looks dejected at a wet Newcastle. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

By then he had already written his name into Australian rugby folklore.

In 2014, Hooper (22 years and 268 days) was unveiled as Wallabies captain – the youngest since the great Ken

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Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Qualifiers In Style With 5-0 Victory Over Bolivia

The job of Brazil coach is at the best of times a pressure cooker and any defeat or deflating performance justifies leveling unrestrained criticism at his address. When Tite succeeded Carlos Dunga four years ago and steered Brazil through the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup with ease, he became King Midas. Brazil’s game had become stale and reactionary under Dunga, and the results were middling. Tite quickly restored the Seleção’s standing and imbued the team with swagger again. 

Recently, he no longer was Brazil’s darling coach. Since the World Cup and defeat against Belgium,

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Women’s Continental League Cup: ‘Stream games live as standard’, says Arsenal boss

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Broadcast rights for Women’s Super League coverage from 2021-22 were recently put out to tender

Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro has called for more broadcast coverage of women’s football, after their League Cup game against Chelsea was not streamed live.

Covid-19 rules mean fans cannot attend elite football matches in England.

But many supporters were frustrated they could not watch from home on Wednesday, with most of the 11 group stage games not available online.

“The more we have women’s football on television the more we expose the great sport that it is,” Montemurro said.

“All games should be streamed. [Our game] was a great footballing match. It should be as standard, that these games are shown on television.”

The Gunners were beaten 4-1 by holders Chelsea at Kingsmeadow in a repeat of last season’s final, which was attended by a competition-record crowd of 6,743 in Nottingham in February.

While they

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Manchester City’s Sam Mewis sinks Arsenal in Women’s FA Cup semi-final

Before their Women’s FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro had said that the team that found its rhythm “as quickly as possible” and was “able to control and dictate” would be most likely to progress.



Sam Mewis holding a football ball: Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA


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Unfortunately for the 51-year-old, it was City, with US World Cup winner Sam Mewis at the hustling centre of a press that would earn her new team a Wembley final against Everton on 1 November. Midfielder Mewis’s winner, her first goal in England, came just minutes after Jordan Nobbs had levelled following defender Steph Houghton’s free-kick opener for City.

Related: Manchester City v Arsenal: Women’s FA Cup semi-final – live!

Arsenal’s attack had been the most potent since football resumed, with a staggering 19 goals scored in their opening three fixtures. City’s start had been less eye-catching, with a 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and

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Sam Mewis goal video: US star scores Man City FA Cup semis winner

Manchester City Women’s American duo is starting to make an impact.

Sam Mewis scored what wound up being the game-winner, while Rose Lavelle played her first minutes for the club in a 2-1 triumph over Arsenal in the Women’s FA Cup semifinals on Thursday. Man City will play Everton, a 3-0 semifinal winner over Birmingham City, in the Nov. 1 final at Wembley Stadium. These matches mark the completion of the 2019-20 tournament, which had been suspended as a result of the pandemic. The 2020-2021 competition is currently in the qualifying-round stages.

For Man City to reach the final, Mewis broke a 1-1 deadlock at the 40-minute mark, pouncing on a loose ball in the Arsenal box to complete a sequence that she started. 

Mewis’s finish followed a superb goal by Jordan Nobbs, which had brought Arsenal level after Steph Houghton’s opener on an excellent free kick.

Lavelle then entered

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Mewis’ first Man City goal secures Women’s FA Cup final spot

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — American midfielder Sam Mewis scored her first Manchester City goal to send her new team into the Women’s FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Thursday.



Manchester City's Sam Mewis, left, celebrates with teammmate Ellen White, after scoring her team's second goal, during the Women's FA Cup semi final soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal, at the Academy Stadium, in Manchester, England, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)


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Manchester City’s Sam Mewis, left, celebrates with teammmate Ellen White, after scoring her team’s second goal, during the Women’s FA Cup semi final soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal, at the Academy Stadium, in Manchester, England, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

After Jordan Nobbs had canceled out City captain Steph Houghton’s opener from a free kick, Mewis netted the winner in the 41st minute.

Chloe Kelly’s cross from the right found Ellen White, who managed to scramble the ball back for the unmarked Mewis to strike into the net.

Fellow American World Cup winner Rose Lavelle made her City debut as a second-half substitute.

City will play Everton

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Women’s FA Cup: Manchester City check Rose Lavelle fitness before Arsenal tie

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Rose Lavelle scored in 2019’s Women’s World Cup final against the Netherlands in Lyon
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Holders Manchester City are monitoring Rose Lavelle’s improving fitness before Thursday’s Women’s FA Cup semi-final against 14-time winners Arsenal.

Whoever goes through will face Everton at Wembley on 1 November after the Toffees beat Birmingham City 3-0.

United States midfielder Lavelle has yet to play for Man City since arriving in August with a minor ankle injury.

But manager Gareth Taylor hopes to give a debut “over the next couple of games” to the 25-year-old World Cup winner.

“Rose has been training hard,” said Taylor. “What we’re trying to do with her is just make sure she’s ready.

“She’s been really keen to get back in. It’s just been a case of keeping the reins on her

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