July 20, 1969
"In April 1964, a 21-year-old English man wrote a letter to William Hill asking the sportsbook what odds it will give him for man to land on the moon," is the start of a cool story about the man who won money from the moon landing.
From the Senators-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium on July 20, 1969:
"As the umpires, according to prior arrangements, waved their arms and stopped play, an urgent voice came over the radio: “Here is a bulletin from WWDC News, Apollo 11 is 100 feet from the surface of the moon. We now switch live to the manned spacecraft center."
"There’ll be a man on the moon before Gaylord Perry hits a home run." Read S.L. Price’s fantastic story about the Perry family’s "personal and cosmic relationship" with the moon.
Tyreek Hill reaction
On Friday morning, the NFL announced Tyreek Hill won’t suspended after a child abuse investigation.
"And yet, the NFL is going to do nothing. Worse than that, actually, because in clearing Hill, the league has provided every other player arrested for domestic violence with a blueprint on how to beat the system," wrote USA Today’s Nancy Armour.
"The message? The way you treat women and children is unimportant if you can run fast and catch a football," wrote the Kansas City Star editorial board.
"We’re all just excited to get him back in the building and going to work with him. Everyone knows how important he [Tyreek Hill] is to the offense," Travis Kelce said.
You made the wrong choice
"It was done," a source told CBS Sports of a deal between Kansas and then-Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh in 2009. Instead, athletics director Lew Perkins didn’t close the deal and hired Turner Gill.
Two years after failing to close the deal with Harbaugh, Kansas passed on then-Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn for Charlie Weis. Ranking the Big 12’s worst head-coaching hires in the last 25 years.
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Odds and Ends
125 clever fantasy football names for the 2019 season ... Xavier Schauffele’s driver failed a rules test … College GameDay predictions for each week of the 2019 season ... Updated MLB Power Rankings entering the weekend ... Harbaugh’s comments about Urban Meyer weren’t remotely controversial ... Brandt Snedeker thought Rory McIlroy should be allowed to play the weekend despite missing the cut.
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