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Bay Area football powerhouse Serra is screwed because of their coach’s apathy about vaccines

Junipero Serra High School’s powerhouse football team, the Padres, are supposed to open their 2021 regular season on Friday against another powerhouse, the Pittsburg Pirates. But the game is going to be a dud (if it happens at all), because, as the Mercury News reported on Thursday, a “significant” number of Padres players have been ruled out due to close contact with a student who tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the fault of many people at Serra, a Catholic private school in San Mateo — but primarily, it’s the fault of Patrick Walsh, Serra’s football coach. Walsh has been … Read More

Predictions for Maryland football’s 2021 season

Maryland football season is returning in a week and the editors at Testudo Times decided it was time to reveal our program predictions for the upcoming year.

Without further ado, check out our favorite selections for offensive and defensive MVP, biggest team x-factor, freshman of the year and our record predictions for the 2021 Maryland football season below.

Dylan’s Predictions

Offensive MVP: QB Taulia Tagovailoa

This was the easiest selection of the entire prediction slate. Tagovailoa is primed to have a breakout year and his potential successful season can lead directly to a solid record for his team. The junior

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Hurricane Ida leads LSU football team to relocate to Houston

BATON ROUGE, La. — All LSU football operations began a move to Houston on Saturday because of the approach of powerful Hurricane Ida, LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette said.  

“We are going to Houston,” Bonnette said in a text shortly after 2 p.m. CT Saturday.

The No. 13 Tigers will practice and have meetings and film study at the facilities of the NFL’s Houston Texans and stay in Houston until Thursday when they will fly to Southern California for their season opener against UCLA on Saturday (7:30 p.m., FOX).

UCLA hosted Hawaii on Saturday in its season opener.

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Op-Ed: 5 steps to protect football players’ brains and keep the sport alive

As more and more parents in the U.S. see the connection between football and brain damage, the game we love will change. Many will tell their teenage boys, “You can play any sport you want … except tackle football.” What’s left will be a gladiator sport.

We now know that football is harming players through repeated trauma and long-term brain damage. From the NFL on down to Pop Warner youth leagues, the game, the training and the gear must adapt to reduce harm. Decades of data tell us what needs to change.

Having represented professional athletes since 1975, I’ve been

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Haley Carter: How a ‘ragtag group’ helped evacuate the Afghanistan national women’s football team from the country

Eventually, however, 86 Afghan athletes, officials and family members were airlifted to safety. Their successful evacuation was the result of an internationally coordinated effort involving six countries, but even those who’d scrambled to get them out had to concede that it was still “nothing short of a miracle.”

But what those women had experienced was almost unspeakable, and the people who had worked so tirelessly to save them are now experiencing profound feelings of guilt that they couldn’t help any more.

Empowerment through sport

Haley Carter knows all about stressful work environments — she spent nearly eight years in the

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James Ward-Prowse signs new five-year deal with Southampton | Football News

Southampton club captain James Ward-Prowse has signed a new five-year contract at St Mary’s.

The 26-year-old has made 323 first-team appearances for Southampton, scoring 33 goals, and has developed into a senior England international during his time at the club.

Aston Villa had a bid worth around £25m rejected for Ward-Prowse earlier this summer and the midfielder has now committed his long-term future to the Saints, who he first joined as an eight-year-old.

“I’m over the moon. I think I’m probably the happiest man in the world right now. To come to this decision, I think has been massive and

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We ‘signed’ Philippe Coutinho for Arsenal this summer with brilliant results

Barcelona have reportedly offered Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal in a proposed swap deal as the Spanish club look to offload the Brazilian this summer.

Coutinho was left out of the squad that hosted Real Sociedad in Barcelona’s La Liga opener, and despite the departure of Lionel Messi to Paris Saint Germain, their wage bill is still too large, with a move back to the Premier League potentially on the cards for the Brazilian after a difficult couple of years away from England.

Coutinho swapped Liverpool for Barcelona back in January 2018 when he left Reds in a club-record deal worth

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Chelsea transfer news: Emerson joins Lyon on season-long loan | Football News

Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri has joined Lyon on loan for the remainder of the season.

Lyon will pay a loan fee of up to £1m for the 27-year-old Italy international, who can play at left-back or wing-back.

Emerson came off the bench in last Saturday’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace, which was his 71st Chelsea appearance.

He joined the Blues from Roma in January 2018 for an initial £17.6m, winning the Champions League, Europa League, European Super Cup and FA Cup, but struggled to displace both Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell from the side.


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Emerson

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