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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's Horrifying Ankle Fracture and Gruesome Surgery!

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescot left the field in an ambulance, while his tears ran down his face because of a gruesome injury occurred.Prescott was taken immediately to a local hospital, where he is expected to undergo surgery for a compound ankle and dislocation on Sunday night as he got injured during a Cowboy's win against the Giants.It was in the 3rd quarter when he experienced the gruesome injury and scrambled left (up to 9 yards), tangling with Logan Ryan, Giants' defensive back on Ryan’s tackle. The right leg of Prescott suffered an injury as he sat, distressed of Giants defensive back, close to the red zone of the left sideline.Players gathered around him to assess his injury and the stadium went quiet...“It’s tough,” running back and draft classmate Ezekiel Elliott stated. “You see how durable he’s been throughout his whole career, and how tough. It sucks to see a warrior go down like that.”Prescott was immediately recieved sterile dressing on the field before the surgery.Jason Garett, the Giants coordinator, also approached Mike McCarthy, Cowboys coach to express his concerns over Prescott’s injury.Source: USATodayThe Cowboys recorded 2-3 under McCarthy and taken over the first place in a weak NFC East. But unfortunately, the postgame celebration took a terrible turn after Prescott’s injury. “I feel terrible for him,” stated McCarthy. “He’s clearly the leader of this football team. I have no doubt that he’ll bounce back from this. This will be just a part of his great story. This will be another chapter of his great story.”Prescott finished 14 of 21 successful attempts for 66 yards along with an interception before exiting the game. He ran twice for 7 yards...He is also the first Cowboys quarterback to catch a receiving touchdown after more than 30 years. The Cowboys entered 2020 at 1-3 even. After all, Prescott, in NFL history, became the first quarterback to throw for 450 yards in consecutive three games. Prescott also became the first quarterback to throw for 450 yards in Dallas' win against the Falcons.

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‘South Park’ residents took over NFL stands at Sunday’s Denver Broncos game

Spot your favorite character!At times of social distancing and strict healthcare protocols, organized sports are coming with unique and creative ideas to fill in the audience space. But the NFL’s Denver Broncos take the crown for sure!For Sunday’s face-off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, around 5,700 actual attendees joined the stadium with cartoon cutouts displaying the residents of South Park. Yes, that’s the news! Isn’t it delightful?The Broncos boost up the game spirit by posting a brief video on Twitter ahead of the game on Sunday morning. The best thing was, each of the residents of South Park seemed to be masked. So, fellow Americans, you should also follow in the steps of your South Park faves. Keep yourself and your loved ones protected and wear a mask. If they can wear masks, then you should too!Reporter Benjamin Allbright also tweeted the pictures to give us a thorough look of all the attendees who joined the game last evening…And here’s the most amazing view of the standees from ESPN’s Jeff Legwold... Woah! Nailed it!South Park is placed in Colorado's state, in a real place but in a fictionalized version, which the Broncos call home... And it looks the cartoon characters have broken the barrier between the real and fictional world to show up in the match... Cool!

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Tijuana Coach Guides Team via Zoom After Testing Positive Ahead Of The Match

image credit: African StandPablo Guede, the coach of Club Tijuana, tested positive for Covid-19 and couldn't join his team on Sunday, but he made sure to make his presence felt at half-time during the game via Zoom. Guede is among Xolos' seven positive cases, which were identified only hours before the game, and he promptly went into necessary quarantine. Still, coronavirus couldn't stop him from participating in the match and he stayed connected with the team all along via Zoom. Ignacio Ruvalcaba, the stand-in coach, who usually manages the youth system of the club said that he acted just as the spokesperson whereas, Guede did all the team talk. Guede used Zoom to connect with the team from his house and to instruct the team as per his analysis. Ruvalcaba said that the coach took the decision regarding substitutions remotely. Also, Coach Pablo indicated all the changes on the basis of his analysis of the game while Ruvalcaba only transmitted the ideas. As of now, four players have already tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the game, along with two members from Cruz Azul, adding the number of total cases in Liga MX men's first team players to 101- 22% of players registered in the 18 club's squads. The first positive cases were reported on May 20. The eight positives at Santos Laguna. However, from that moment onwards, every club but Pachuca has confirmed coronavirus cases within team players; Santos recording the highest (19), trailed by Cruz Azul (16) and then FC Jaurez (10). Liga MX already cancelled the 2020 Clausura tournament in May; however, the 2020 Guardians season rolled out with strict Covid-19 protocols on July 23. In the season, ten rounds of matches are done so far; Pumas UNAM remained undefeated in the first place, and Cruz Azul drew on points with them in second place.

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How Mad Men Crafted the Perfect Episode of Television

When it comes to TV series, Mad Men has established a reputation of having nailed the ideal character analyzation – a piece of art that reflects the culture of that era, primarily the 60s. It skillfully sheds light on the contemporary issues of the 60s and creates an atmosphere that is both nostalgic and enlightening. It single-handedly broke the mould that was earlier used to create male characters – here, the characters were androgynous and corrupt but tactful and complex. Even the female characters had a purpose and voice despite having somewhat traditional issues. Every dialogue delivered by these characters was layered with dual meanings indicating the deeper struggles and rummage. One of the best things about the show was the fact that many of the character arcs mirrored the state of the United States at the time.  Mad Men ran on television for seven perfect seasons and masterfully kept all the characters consistent and cohesive. Although each season is perfectly stroked, it’s the fifth season that truly binds them all together. It is this season when all the crucial characters were given time to introspect and explore themselves emotionally. The fifth season of Mad Men could’ve easily torn apart the arcs of all the dominating characters, but the brilliant writing and dramatization kept it afloat. The characters never missed a beat and with that, we ended up getting a season that was crafted to perfection. In season 4, Mad Men made some bold moves: it ruffled up its narrative along with the writing and presentation style. It begins a few months after the new agency is formed – so while the new firm struggles to find balance, the characters are sent for a little soul-searching of their own. They were now face to face with more existential and philosophical issues.  Source: YahooHence, by the time it reached its fifth season, the characters had mostly resolved their inner conflicts. They were more stable and solemn. In the past, we had already deep-dived into the psyche of Don Draper and Peggy Olsen, the central characters of the show. And so, in this season, the spotlight was put on other significant but supporting characters. This season focused on its strengths; it created rich stories throughout the episodes that emphasized more on the character development of Joan Holloway, Roger Sterling, Lane Pryce, and Pete Campbell. It gave us episode 5, titled Signal 30, which is arguably the most brilliant and stunningly written episode of all time! This episode primarily focused on Pete Campbell, who is undoubtedly the most underrated character of television history! Before this episode launched, we had seen him as a character that was always thirsty to prove his worth to the world. It wasn’t just plain attention that he demanded, but genuine praise and appreciation. All his life, he had felt burdened by his surname as people remained ignorant and unappreciative of his personal merits. Source: YouTube He wanted to establish relationships that made him feel seen and valued. He was keen on finding his happiness, but the most disturbing truth unveiled in this episode is the fact that he didn’t know what it was. We see a man who is lost and is craving to find meaning in his life. His adventure with the young woman shows that he’s not satisfied with his married life either. He’s restless, and even a mundane event like the dripping of his leaky faucet keeps him on the edge. He doesn’t feel fulfilled even though he has everything that he ever aspired for. He is overwhelmed with anxiety but his wife turns a blind eye to the way he behaves out of desperation. With his state of unhappiness growing, his frustration also grows.Source: VOXThroughout the series, we see that his need to stand out and outshine others remains unfulfilled. His insecurities are powerfully emphasized in this season – something that every person can easily relate to.It’s clear that he always wanted to be Don Draper – he desired to have his charisma and charm. Whenever Don would speak, others would listen, as he naturally possessed authority and power; he had the ability to easily influence others and become the center of attention without even trying. Pete was the opposite: he had to struggle and often opt for shallow ways to feed his pride. He would underestimate the achievements of others, making everyone else in the room uncomfortable. In just one episode we see his flaws, insecurities, and the psychological state that was tragically in shambles. We witness his continuous failed attempts to run away from his life, but at the end of the day, he was only running away from himself. By the end of the episode, we realize that he’s simply a mad man trying to find his true purpose, and he despises others because, in his eyes, they’ve all figured it out.  

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Women in Sports: Tales of Sexism, Online Trolling, And Body Image Issues

Sexism in sports is a major concern. Hockey, cricket, or football – the pay parity and overall importance and platform given to women is significantly discriminatory. From the body and color of their skin to the country origin, all of these factors contribute to the abdominal trolling that occurs on social media platforms. Their breast size holds more significance than their standard of talent. Their physique is perpetually critiqued and that’s something that we never witness with their male counterparts. And every time their physique comes to discussion, it’s only related to their performance which has either been degrading or improving. Patriarchy exists in every aspect of our life. Women have to fight for their dreams from their childhood. First, they have to fight their families and friends who oppose them believing that women should remain in the kitchen and leave the sports for the men. Then they have to fight technical obstacles like the lack of opportunities and resources for women in the sports world. There aren’t enough courts, coaches, tournaments, advertisers who would openly support upcoming talents. It’s 2020 and we still don’t see enough women behind racing vehicles. You could be Serena Williams but the length of your skirt and stretch marks would make headlines instead of the trophies you’ve won and the records you’ve made. Source: Today ShowAccording to a survey, approximately 60% of the female athletes experience sexism but due to numerous reasons, only 10% report it. Either their male coaches don’t take them seriously or the athletes are unaware of who to report.  Some feel demotivated and unsurprised so they don’t even to raise their voice. But an important factor that raises eyebrows is the fear of not being selected. This is a major concern that has been witnessed across the board and it’s not limited to the sports industry. Women don’t approach their managers or coaches because they fear that their selection will be affected by it. They don’t want to come across as difficult. In addition, if they do talk about it, the newspaper will flash the new unethically and ruin their reputation. There are certain questions that are only asked from female athletes including “who are you dating?” or “are you pregnant?” and they’re frustratingly disrespectful. Source: Global NewsSource: InsiderSource: Business InsiderBefore taking any action, they have to think about the consequences. The fear of losing out future opportunities and sponsorship is real. One bad day and they’re out – no matter how good their performances have been. Gender discrimination is apparent when it comes to paying. What women make in the entire year, men earn in one match. They’re not given primetime on the television, they’re not given the same remuneration when they’re on tour, and their PR is restricted. The same sponsor would pay more to a less high profile male athlete compared to a female Olympian Gold Medalist. Hence, it’s out in the open that you could be the most crafted and well-accomplished athlete in the world but your worth will be less just because you’re a woman. Apart from harassment, pay parity, and body scrutiny, female athletes face major trolling online. Comments are passed on their physical appearance, their life choices, and everything but their performance. At least 30% of the sportswomen face online trolling every day.     Source: Babe.netSource: The IthacanSource: Cricket AddictorHacking is almost normal in today’s day and age but it still leaves the person petrified in the aftermath, because you could lose everything with one controversial post or internet trolls by the virtue of being a woman.Another fact that interferes in femal sports and their career advancement is family planning. Many female athletes delay starting a family as they fear their career would be negatively impacted. In fact, the survey reveals that 4% of them even abort as they’re scared of losing their career. Male athletes don’t have to worry about any of this as it only targets women. They take sabbaticals all the time to introspect and reevaluate and strategize their career. Women, on the contrary, don’t enjoy this luxury. Female athletes already have limited resources, lack of promotion and consistent backlash from the public further hampers their ability. It impacts their mental health far more drastically. Despite all the hurdles women are stepping up and representing the gender in all kinds of sports. Archery, badminton, basketball, boxing cricket, cycling, darts, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse racing, judo, motorsport, rugby, shooting, skateboarding, skiing, squash, swimming, etc – women are everywhere!They’re fighting and the road is far from equal. Female athletes take the trolling with a pinch of salt because the fear of consequences circles them around. Ageism, sexism, and body-related criticism comes and goes, but they continue to strive towards excellence and breaking barriers! To find out more about women and their most treasured victories, read Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win. 

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2020 PGA Championship Leaderboard: Brendon Todd, Jason Day Took Close Lead On Stacked Field

The first round of the first Championship of Golf season 2019-20 concluded on the evening of Thursday at TPC Harding Park - San Francisco. Get ready to witness a lot of action packs and a diverse leaderboard to analyze for us, but don't worry, in this article, you will find everything you missed at the big 2020 PGA Championship. The highlights are: Bryson DeChambeau broke his driver during the play and eventually crushed the field in nothing but driving distance, Tiger Woods moved up ahead just by some strokes of the lead, and three among the top-five best golfers, including the top player Justin Thomas completed the tournament's first 18 holes unsatisfactory opposite to what we have been expecting.After one round, Brendon Todd and Jason Day who initiated as co-leaders at under 5 with Day throwing a bogey-free 65 and Todd getting there with a bogey-free final nine. Following the two stands other competent contenders at 4 under, including consecutive PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, Martin Kaymer and Brenden Steele.Hayvine has dissected the leaderboard for you. Scroll down and check out all the significant actions from Round 1, starting with Todd and Day in action:T1. Jason Day (-5): Day, on Thursday, made bogey-free 65 looks like plain sailing. He swung it amazingly off the tee, controlled his irons with certainty and finally accomplished something on the field too. He said after the round: "Yeah, pretty sound the whole way around." It marked his leading bogey-free round at a championship ever since the 3rd round of Open championship in 2017. T1. Brendon Todd (-5): Todd's 65 was not as amazing just like Day, he managed to score, on his opening nine, two bogeys, strung together a 3-under-par, bogey-free final nine and concluded with a tie on the leaderboard. It will take quite a time for Todd kicking off the season as favorite, but the lad has succeeded twice, one at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Bermuda Championship. Todd hasn't been exceptional on Thursday, hence, only gained 3.161 strokes on the field.T3. Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Martin Kaymer, Bud Cauley, Xander Schaufelle, Justin Rose, Brendan Steele, Zach Johnson, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (-4): Koepka, a consecutive PGA Championship winner, started with the same passion and power where he left at off in Memphis at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational earlier. He has been exceptional with his performance, crushing off the tees, displayed patience and great control over his irons, completing his round with scoring six birdies. He started the tournament with good enthusiasm despite having serious injuries previously. T12. Daniel Berger, Tony Finau, Gary Woodland and other five players (-3): Finau seemed to be stressed to discover a groove on the greens as he scored five 14 fairways only, but he still managed to finish his round in an enjoyable 3-under 67 on Thursday by using great expertise to minus the gap between the green and tee. He could have easily led the field only if he hadn't missed some fairly doable shots on the greens. T20. Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed, Adam Scott and nine others (-2): Woods made an under-par score appear a lot more difficult than nobody else would. He was continuously struggling with hitting off the tee, yet he had successfully bailed himself out in an amazing manner using his unusual approach along with his irons. He carded 1.228 strokes achieved in throwing on the field.DeChambeau turned out to be a definite meme material golfer this season. The most prominent moments of Thursday include when he leaned on his driver, causing the club head to distant from the shaft. T33. 14 others and Dustin Johnson (-1): Johnson's back didn't seem to be supporting him during the play, but he still managed to finish T12 with an opening-round 69. He increased his drives around 311.5 yards while struggling with the putter. He appeared to be relaxed and confident throughout the game.That's all from the highlights of Round 1 of the PGA Championship. 

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