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Michigan-Ohio State rivalry football game canceled due to COVID-19 cases

Michigan-Ohio State rivalry football game canceled due to COVID-19 cases

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Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The annual college football rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Michigan program, the school said Tuesday. The cancellation snaps a streak of 103-consecutive years during which the game has been played. The series began in 1897. Advertisement The 2020 edition of the rivalry had been scheduled for noon EST Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan also canceled its game last week against Maryland. The Wolverines paused all team activities for football before players returned Monday for limited workouts. "The number of positive tests has continued to trend in an upward direction over the last seven days," Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in a news release. "We have not been cleared to participate in ...
How Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s mutual appreciation developed into the best Premier League rivalry since Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

How Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s mutual appreciation developed into the best Premier League rivalry since Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will lock horns once again this Sunday and resume a rivalry which has blossomed into one of the greatest of the Premier League era. The Reds welcome the defending Premier League champions to Anfield in the later kick-off, knowing a win will extend their lead at the top of table and, depending on results, could force City down into fourth. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have cemented their reputations as two of the best mangers in the world One of the biggest tasks for Klopp will be composing his players should they win, knowing full well defeat last season at the Etihad practically kick-started City’s incredible title surge. But experience is in his favour in this situation, with the German having l...
West Ham vs Sheffield United: Why the Hammers and the Blades share an unlikely rivalry

West Ham vs Sheffield United: Why the Hammers and the Blades share an unlikely rivalry

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Sheffield United have had a brilliant start to the season and a win over bitter rivals West Ham this weekend – live on talkSPORT 2 – will make their Premier League return all the more sweet.Rivals, you say? Yes. The two clubs share an unlikely detest for each other for a special reason and talkSPORT.com is here to remind you why… AFP West Ham and Sheffield United share an unlikely rivalry The last time the Blades were in the Premier League, Argentine duo Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez helped keep the Hammers in the English top flight at the Yorkshire club’s expense – and this sparked outrage amongst the Bramall Lane faithful. West Ham were found guilty of infringing Premier League rules B13 and U18, the latter applying to the action of third party owne...
Climate change intensifies deadly bird rivalry

Climate change intensifies deadly bird rivalry

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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Pied flycatchers are turning up dead in the nests of great tits, and new research suggests global warming is to blame for the interspecies violence. Pied flycatchers and great tits are natural rivals. The two bird species compete for similar nesting sites, and both rely on caterpillars, an abundant but short-lived food source, to feed their young. Having spent years studying the two species, researcher Jelmer Samplonius began to notice some years hosted dozens of flycatcher deaths, while other years were nearly free of fatalities. In an attempt to better understand the fluctuating violence, researchers surveyed the number of pied flycatcher fatalities observed in great tit nest boxes in the Netherlands between 2007 and 2016. The data showed that during the deadliest years...
Improving Texas Longhorns, No. 22 USC Trojans renew rivalry

Improving Texas Longhorns, No. 22 USC Trojans renew rivalry

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Texas head coach Tom Herman said his team is still a work in progress after the first two games of the 2018 season and he expects the Longhorns to take another step forward when they host No. 22 USC on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in one of the college football campaign's most anticipated showdowns. Herman's sentiments mirror those of USC head coach Clay Helton -- the best is yet to come for his team. Both the Longhorns and Trojans are 1-1 on the season and still trying to find out just how good they are going to be. Saturday's game will be a thorough examination in the most pressure-packed of situations. Texas comes into the game with the Trojans on the heels of a tougher-than-expected 28-21 home win over Tulsa. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger finished 21-of-27 for 237 ...