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NCAA grants blanket eligibility waiver for all Division I transfers

NCAA grants blanket eligibility waiver for all Division I transfers

Sports
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to grant a blanket waiver allowing all transfers to play immediately this season. The eligibility waiver covers all Division I sports, with the most immediate impact coming in college basketball. A number of notable players will now be able to compete as soon as Wednesday night. Advertisement "We are thrilled at the passing of the blanket waiver, as we believe it is in line with D1 SAAC, ensuring that all of our student-athletes have the best opportunity to thrive both academically and athletically," Caroline Lee, vice chair of the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, said in a statement. "In a time of great uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is in our best interest to grant immediate eligibility for ...
MDR fee waiver: Jan Dhan’s mascot gets a jolt

MDR fee waiver: Jan Dhan’s mascot gets a jolt

Finance
More than 90% of Indians have a mobile phone now, but hardly anyone could talk without interruptions, reflecting the poor quality of a service that comes almost for free. Something similar is brewing in the payments industry. Unlike telecommunications that’s ruled by three giants, the payments industry is littered with a few Goliaths and many Davids who thrive in an ecosystem that has the potential to draw hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments and make life easier for the billion-plus Indians. Just in 2019, fintechs received $ 2.6 billion in funding. The proliferation of fintech companies under the umbrella of Reserve Bank of India-blessed National Payments Corp of India (NPCI) achieved in the past five years what 45 years of nationalisation of banks could not – financial incl...
Fantasy football: Week 13 best add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy football: Week 13 best add/drops from waiver wire

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- We are past the bye weeks and onto the final week of the 2019 fantasy football regular season. But the waiver wire is still important in Week 13 as you could be fighting to earn a playoff spot or secure a first-round postseason bye. You have your full roster available from now though the playoffs, but there are still some solid unowned players who could add depth or star power to your team down the stretch. You should also be on the hunt for players that your opponents might need so they can't use those players against you. Make sure you have adequate depth for your starters and cut some players loose who haven't lived up to expectations. You no longer have time to wait on a sleeper to wake up. I have added some of my favorite players to target on this week's waiver wire...
Fantasy football: Week 8 add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy football: Week 8 add/drops from waiver wire

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Oct. 22 (UPI) -- It is now the point in the fantasy football season when you might know if your team has a shot at the playoffs or if you are way out of contention. But there are still plenty of teams on the fringe, needing vital wins each week to try to clinch a postseason spot. Making the right trades and waiver wire moves down the stretch can make the difference between a win and a loss on any given Sunday. I have added some of my favorite players to target on this week's waiver wire and separated them by priority and position. The players I have listed ahead of Wednesday's waiver period have low ownership percentages in standard size leagues. Even if you aren't targeting a player to use immediately, you also should be thinking about long-term value when scanning your waiver wire for ...
Fantasy Football: Best Week 5 add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy Football: Best Week 5 add/drops from waiver wire

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Oct. 3 (UPI) -- More devastating injuries pave the way for the best players to add and drop for Week 5 of the fantasy football season.Minnesota Vikings star rookie Dalvin Cook was lost for the season in Week 4. Seattle Seahawks running back and waiver wire darling Chris Carson suffered a broken leg.There are also several players not playing up to their draft position. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota also suffered injuries in Week 4, so you might need to eye replacement options for several starter spots for your Week 5 lineup.Here are my top players to add and top players to drop heading into Week 5.ALL-ADD TEAMQB | Andy Dalton; RB | Latavius Murray, Alvin Kamara, Wayne Gallman, Eddie Lacy; WR | Will Fuller, Devin Funchess; TE | Tyler K...