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Best non-MVP seasons in MLB history




Longtime Atlanta Brave Greg Maddux has never won an MVP, but has taken home 4 Cy Youngs and 18 Gold Gloves in his career in the Hall of Fame

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Greg Maddux captivated audiences throughout his career, but 1995 was particularly special, recording 19 wins and just two losses. Maddux also led the National League in ERA (1.63), WHIP (.811), Innings Pitched (209.2), and WAR (9.6). Let’s focus on the last one, shall we?

Maddux earned a 9.6 WAR in 1995, the highest grade for any non-Roger Clemens major pitcher that decade. However, that alone is not enough to win an MVP. What do you think the MVP winner’s WAR was this season, huh? Probably pretty close, right? After all, 8.0 is considered an MVP season. So what, 8.5? 9.0? Maybe it was on the low end, around 7.5? no All wrong, way off the mark. Try 5.9.

The winner, Cincinnati’s Barry Larkin, had a great season, but not nearly the caliber of Maddux’s campaign. Larkin didn’t lead the National League in a single category. Hell, he didn’t even record a .900 OPS this year. However, he stole 51 bases. Despite strong seasons, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Reggie Sanders and especially Greg Maddux have all been overlooked. Also, Maddux was a pitcher, and they don’t usually do very well on the MVP vote.


Dare picks Mikel Obi’s dedication of UCL success to Late Rashidi Yekini as proudest moment




Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sport Development, The Hon. Sunday Dare has described Mikel Obi’s dedication of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League title to the late Rashidi Yekini as his proudest moment in the midfielder’s illustrious career.

Mikel Obi announced his retirement from active football on Tuesday 27 September and the Hon. Sunday Dare praised the midfielder’s exemplary career in his message published on Wednesday 28 September.

“I join you, Mikel John Obi, in celebrating your retirement from professional soccer. Thank you for proudly wearing the green and white jersey of our Fatherland. ‘ began the message from the Minister of Sport.

“For more than a decade you have made Nigerians proud and put smiles on the faces of households. First of all as a player, but also as a captain, your ethics and commitment have been exemplary.

“We will remember you with a smile as an integral part of the historic, all-conquering AFCON team of 2013. The little boy we saw as an eagle grew into an unstoppable eagle years later.”

“You represented Nigeria with your art as a worthy ambassador on the biggest stages abroad. On a suspenseful evening in Munich, you dedicated your UEFA Champions League success to our legend Late Rashidi Yekini.

“We couldn’t be prouder of you, John. You left an impressive mark for others to follow and I join millions of Nigerians around the world in celebrating you.” The Hon. Sunday Dare wrote.

The sports minister has always been a huge fan of the midfielder’s career, even making possible his appointment as Nigeria’s youth ambassador in June 2021.

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What sporting events have been moved or postponed? [UPDATED]




Hurricane Ian is causing weather-related postponements and venues for sporting events in the southeastern region of the United States.

Hurricane Ian made landfall on the west coast of Florida on Wednesday night. It crossed the state and back into the Atlantic. The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm from a Category 4 hurricane, but the The New York Times anticipates when it will turn back and hits the East Coast, it will be a Category 1 hurricane.

The storm has displaced thousands and caused far more inconvenience. Unfortunately the the first deaths from the storm have already been reported.

The postponement and postponement of sporting events is a secondary concern in the face of the tragic loss of life, but leagues and teams must adapt in real-time with everyone else.

From the looks of it, many games in college football, MLB and the NFL are in the running. Here’s the latest we know, in chronological order.

LAST UPDATED: 9/29 2:11 PM ET.

State of South Carolina in South Carolina: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game will be played on Thursday night instead of Saturday in order to play it before the storm makes landfall again. Again, it is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane when it makes landfall on the east coast.

East Carolina in South Florida: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game was moved to FAU’s stadium in Boca Raton. Instead of Saturday at 7 p.m., it is now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. It was originally slated to be played in Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium, one of two events jeopardized by the storm.

East Washington, Florida: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

That should be played on Saturday. It will be a rare Sunday college football game instead.

Wake Forest, Florida: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game looks ready. The school announced that it is cconfident of being able to continue the game as planned.

SMU at UCF: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game has been moved to Sunday.

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

Early in the Stormpath projections looked like Atlanta was getting hammered. After landing, Ian will fly further north, completely circumnavigating Georgia.

Nights get a little chilly but weekend days are highs in the 70’s for Atlanta with a 10% chance of rain on all days in this series.

Things are going well for this series which could determine who takes the NL East crown. Should be exciting.

Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons: Hurricane Ian Weather Update

Just here. The Falcons play indoors in the Mercedes Benz Superdome so it would have taken a violent storm to threaten that. Not only that, the storm will miss Atlanta completely.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

The mayor of Tampa stated that it was her did everything she could with the NFL to help hold Sunday night’s big game in Tampa Bay. That promise was delivered on Thursday afternoon when the league announced play would resume as scheduled at Raymond James Stadium.

The league had wiretapped at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as an emergency site as the Vikings play London this week but that will not come to fruition.

The Buccaneers Moved to Miami earlier this week to avoid the path of the storm.

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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship: Romain Langasque leads after equalling course record at St Andrews | Golf News




Rory McIlroy started the week with a 68 at Carnoustie, as did Francesco Molinari on his return to the venue where he won The Open in 2018: Watch the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship live on Sky Sports Golf on Friday from 11am

Last updated: 29/09/22 19:12

Romain Langasque leads early in Scotland

Romain Langasque leads early in Scotland

Romain Langasque pulled off a remarkable finish to equal the course record at St Andrews and take the early lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The Frenchman made an eagle and five birdies over his last six holes to close out an 11-under-61 on the Old Course, one of three used at the event to sit a shot ahead of compatriot Fredric Lacroix.

Langasque – starting on the back nine – failed to get up and down from the green to set the par on the 11th five 14th and birdie at close range on the 18th to turn 33.

Rory McIlroy is off the pace in group seven

Rory McIlroy is off the pace in group seven

Birdies on second and fourth were followed by a 40-foot eagle on the par 5 before Langasque shagged each of his last four holes to complete a second nine 28 and jump to the top of the leaderboard.

“I’m so happy, the last three holes were really fun and I made long putts,” Langasque said. “It’s amazing. I didn’t know I had the course record here now and I think it’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”

Lacroix’s performance came at Kingsbarns where Niklas Norgaard Moller carded a nine under 63 to join Antoine Rozner, who was playing at St Andrews, in third place.

A seven under 65 from Thomas Pieters was the day’s lowest round at Carnoustie, leaving the Belgian in tied seventh after a poor opening day, while England’s Daniel Gavins is also four behind after his bogey-free start at St Andrews.

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World No. 2 Rory McIlroy and two-time Dunhill Links champion Tyrrell Hatton both carded four-under 68s at Carnoustie, where US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick hit an under 71 and defending champion Danny Willett stuttered to a level par 72.

“Obviously he played the back nine very well and then, yeah, faltered a bit,” McIlroy said. “I made a few bad shots, led to the bogey on the three, and then bogeyed well on the nine after a bad drive.

“Overall, you’re not going to get Carnoustie in easier conditions, so I feel like I left a few shots out there. But overall it was a decent day.”

Due to heavy rain and high winds forecast for Friday, the second round will be played at 8.30am with a shotgun start on all three courses. Leader Langasque will face off against Carnoustie on day two.

Watch the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship live on Sky Sports all week long. Live coverage continues on Sky Sports Golf on Friday from 11am.

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