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Transitioning to hybrid model, North Olmsted City Schools forfeits playoff football game due to positive COVID-19 test

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — After a player tested positive for COVID-19, North Olmsted City Schools forfeited its playoff game against Avon scheduled for Friday night (Oct. 16).

Joining the player in a 14-day quarantine will be nine additional students and two staff members who were exposed.

“Everyone is doing fine, and we look forward to their return to school as soon as possible,” North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent Michael E. Zalar said. “We’re very disappointed to have to cancel our game.

“The kids worked hard and won their first playoff game last week. Nobody wants to see their season end this way.”

The Eagles team finished the abbreviated season like it started with having to withdraw from their season opener in August after a player tested positive.

“It’s unfortunate for our student athletes,” Zalar said. “Our players and coaches have done a great job of following our safety protocols, but

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2020 MLB Playoffs: Dodgers vs. Braves odds, picks, NLCS Game 2 predictions from advanced model

Already down 0-1 to the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers faced another setback before Tuesday’s Game 2 even started. Starter Clayton Kershaw (back spasms) was scratched, and Los Angeles is expected to send 26-year old Tony Gonsolin to the hill in his place. The Braves will start rookie Ian Anderson, who has been phenomenal in the 2020 MLB Playoffs. He’s yet to give up a run and has struck out 17 in 11.2 innings of work.

First pitch from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Tex., is set for 6:05 p.m. ET. William Hill lists Los Angeles as the -135 favorite on the money line in the Dodgers vs. Braves odds, down from opening at -157 since the Kershaw news broke. The over-under for total runs has risen from 7.5 to 8. Before making any Braves vs. Dodgers picks, check out the latest MLB

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2020 MLB Playoffs: Dodgers vs. Braves odds, picks, NLCS Game 2 predictions from proven model

The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday evening. The Braves took Game 1 by a 5-1 margin, leaving the top-seeded Dodgers in need of a victory. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for Los Angeles, with youngster Ian Anderson on the bump for Atlanta. 

First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. ET in Arlington. William Hill lists the Dodgers as -172 money line favorites, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is 8 in the latest Braves vs. Dodgers odds. Before you make any Dodgers vs. Braves picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every pitch 10,000 times, returned more than $1,400 on its top-rated MLB money-line and run-line picks in 2019, and anyone who followed it saw huge rewards. It’s off to

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New Kickstarter Game Reimagines King Arthur As An XCOM-Style Dark Fantasy RPG

NeocoreGames, the developers of Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor and the Incredible Adventure of Van Helsing trilogy, have unveiled their next game on Kickstarter, which focuses on the dark side of King Arthur’s legend. King Arthur: Knight’s Tale reimagines the Arthurian legend as a turn-based strategy RPG in the vein of other strategy games like XCOM, while also injecting hardcore elements from roguelike games.

In development for over a year, the tactics-RPG creators have debuted the game on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to bring the studio’s vision to life. The story of Knight’s Tale occurs during the turbulent final days of the Arthurian era, which sees both Sir Mordred and King Arthur himself fall in battle. You play as Sir Mordred, a recurring antagonist to King Arthur throughout legend, who returns to life as an undead warrior and in a more chaotic world. With guidance from The Lady of the Lake, Sir

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UConn-Notre Dame women’s basketball game postponed a year

For the first time in seven years, the UConn and Notre Dame women’s basketball teams won’t play in the regular season.

The schools announced Monday that the game was postponed because the Irish need to restructure their schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The perennial powers and former conference rivals extended their series last year through the 2023-24 season. That has been pushed back a year, with UConn hosting games next season and in 2023-24. The Irish will host the games in the other two years.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma said last week on a zoom call that he anticipated UConn playing all of its marquee non-conference games that included Baylor, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Tennessee. None of those games had been officially confirmed yet, as conferences are still trying to figure out their schedules.

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UConn-Notre Dame women’s basketball game canceled this season due to COVID-19 rescheduling

UConn and Notre Dame will not play in women’s basketball this season due to Notre Dame having to revise its schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, UConn announced Monday.

The two women’s basketball powerhouses have played every year in the regular season since the 2013-14 season and every year, including the postseason, since 1994-95. They were supposed to play the first game of a four-year series this year but now this year’s rescheduled game will be added to the end of the series, for the 2024-25 season.

UConn’s complete schedule has not been released yet. The Huskies still have non-conference games against Tennessee, Baylor and South Carolina, as well as the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge with games against Quinnipiac and the winner of Mississippi State-Maine Nov. 28-29 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

It would have been the first time UConn played Notre Dame without long-time coach Muffet McGraw, who retired

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2020 MLB Playoffs: Astros vs. Rays odds, picks, ALCS Game 2 predictions from proven model

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros take the field in Game 2 of the 2020 American League Championship Series on Monday afternoon. The Rays lead this 2020 MLB Playoffs series after a 2-1 victory in Game 1. Lance McCullers is scheduled to start for Houston, with Charlie Morton, who played for the Astros from 2017-18, on the mound for Tampa Bay. First pitch is at 4:07 p.m. ET in San Diego. 

William Hill lists Tampa Bay as the -130 favorite, up from opening at -125. The over-under for total runs expected is set at eight in the latest Astros vs. Rays odds. Before making any Rays vs. Astros picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every pitch 10,000 times, returned more than $1,400 on its top-rated MLB money-line and run-line picks in 2019, and anyone who followed it saw

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Waiting game wreaks havoc on women’s college basketball nonconference schedules

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier usually goes over the preseason schedule with her players at about the same time classes begin each year. She outlines practices, team retreats, days off — everything that is part of the annual routine leading up to the first tip.

This year being what it is, the Bulldogs couldn’t schedule that meeting until midway through September, more than two weeks after classes started. That was when the last player got to Spokane, Washington, an Australian freshman’s arrival slowed by the intricacies of international travel amid a pandemic. It was also when the NCAA assured everyone that there would, in fact, be a college basketball season.

Except that when Fortier and her staff set up the meeting, they realized they still

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2020 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 6 predictions from proven model on 61-33 roll

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on Sunday evening. The two teams square off in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals, with the Lakers leading the series by a 3-2 margin. The Heat project to be without Goran Dragic (foot), with the veteran guard listed as doubtful. Despite limping in Game 5, Anthony Davis (heel) is listed as probable for Los Angeles. 

Game 6 gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET. William Hill lists Los Angeles as the six-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Heat odds. The over-under for total points is set at 214.5, down two points from the opening line. Before finalizing any Heat vs. Lakers picks for Game 6, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it’s already returned over $5,000

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2020 MLB Playoffs: Astros vs. Rays odds, picks, ALCS Game 1 predictions from proven model

The Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays will face off in Game 1 of the 2020 American League Championship Series on Sunday evening. Houston advanced with an ALDS win over the Oakland Athletics, while Tampa Bay outlasted the New York Yankees. Blake Snell takes the ball for the Rays in Game 1, with Framber Valdez on the hill for the Astros. 

First pitch is at 7:37 p.m. ET in San Diego. Tampa Bay is the -145 favorite on the money line in the latest Astros vs. Rays odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before you make any Rays vs. Astros picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every pitch 10,000 times, returned more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line picks, and anyone who followed it saw huge rewards. It also got

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