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49ers’ Christian McCaffrey resets the running back market … again; introducing the Golazo 100



49ers' Christian McCaffrey resets the running back market ... again; introducing the Golazo 100

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Someday after we received a new highest-paid huge receiver, we’ve a new highest-paid operating again. Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers agreed to a two-year, $38 million extension that ties the do-it-all operating again to San Francisco by means of 2027.

  • At $19 million per yr, McCaffrey resets the operating again market … once more. His present deal was price $16 million per yr, which was additionally atop the place. Alvin Kamara is second at $15 million per yr.
  • In his first full season with the 49ers, McCaffrey gained Offensive Participant of the Yr and set profession highs in yards dashing (1,459) and touchdowns scored (21). He led the league in yards dashing, yards from scrimmage (2,023) and whole touches (339) and tied for the lead in touchdowns scored. At 27, he is solely getting higher, mainly.
  • Over the previous two seasons, the 49ers averaged 6.8 yards per play with McCaffrey on the sphere and 5.4 yards per play with him off the sphere. Their passer score jumps from 95.3 to 111.7 when he is on the sphere. Mainly, he impacts the sport not like another operating again, and in contrast to most gamers, interval.

😊 Honorable mentions

🎾 And never such a great morning for …

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Novak Djokovic‘s historic win got here with disappointing penalties. The world No. 1 withdrew from the French Open on Tuesday, someday after tweaking his bothersome proper knee in a stirring, 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, comeback Spherical of 16 win over Francisco Cerundolo.

  • Issues seemed unhealthy within the second set, when Djokovic acquired remedy and medicine, and issues seemed even worse after the third set, when a laboring Djokovic struggled to maintain up.
  • Issues then seemed downright dire within the fourth set when Djokovic went down a break.
  • However Djokovic did what Djokovic does — and has now executed greater than another man in tennis historical past. He discovered a technique to win. It was his 370th profession win at a significant, passing Roger Federer for many ever.
  • However there was fast concern after the match, and an MRI revealed the total extent of the harm.

Djokovic was set to play Casper Ruud, who now advances to the semifinals by way of walkover. He’ll face both Alexander Zverev or Alex de Minaur.

On the opposite facet of the bracket, we’ll get an important one between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, who will formally take over No. 1 on the planet whatever the outcome. Each have misplaced only one set at Roland Garros to this point, and Alcaraz, 21, spoke with our Isabel Gonzalez about his burgeoning confidence.

  • Gonzalez: “Alcaraz admitted he’s slightly bit superstitious and can do issues resembling go to the identical eating places that deliver him ‘luck’ throughout a match. Nonetheless, the large success in his younger profession has come from easy and constant habits. ‘Practising, training,’ Alcaraz stated. ‘I usually observe within the morning and I end every thing within the morning. Then I’ve my afternoon to relaxation, to do my issues, hang around with my mates slightly bit. However on the whole, it is training and resting.'”

Alcaraz additionally had excessive reward for Iga Swiatek, who’s into the ladies’s semifinals.

😒 Not so honorable mentions

🏀 NBA Finals preview: Kristaps Porzingis to return, rating prime 15 gamers

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The Celtics are getting an enormous increase for his or her largest sequence but. Kristaps Porzingis will return for Sport 1 of the NBA Finals after happening with a calf pressure 5 weeks in the past.

Porzingis can rating from all around the court docket and is a real rim protector on protection, an important piece going in opposition to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving and lob threats Daniel Gafford, Dereck Energetic II and Derrick Jones Jr. Porzingis — who spent two-plus seasons with the Mavericks — can present Dallas what it is lacking, James Herbert writes.

  • Herbert: “Porzingis has each simplified and expanded his offensive sport within the final two-plus seasons. Being a extra succesful one-on-one scorer has made him a extra harmful handoff hub and roll man. And when defenses double him within the middle of the court docket, he normally makes the correct move, since he can see over everyone and Boston’s spacing is pristine.”

Porzingis is fifth on Jasmyn Wimbish’s prime 15 gamers within the NBA Finals. Listed below are the 4 in entrance of him.

  1. Luka Doncic — “Boston has maybe one of the best arsenal of versatile defenders geared up to make life troublesome for Doncic, however we have already seen twice now how simply he can nonetheless discover his spots, or on the very least get his teammates attractiveness.”
  2. Jayson Tatum — “He can decide aside a protection to get to the rim, work a defender and elevate for a mid-range jumper, or stroll right into a 3-pointer with ease.”
  3. Kyrie Irving — “He is capturing the ball absurdly nicely with .485/421/.828 splits, and he turns issues up a degree within the fourth quarter, the place he is averaging 7.5 factors, which ranks fifth within the playoffs.”
  4. Jaylen Brown — “His offensive sport has reached new heights, and it actually simply seems like he is been in assault mode all through the playoffs.”

I additionally liked Sam Quinn exploring how each groups constructed their rosters.

Here is extra:

⚽ Introducing the CBS Sports activities Golazo 100

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James Benge says it greatest: “For a lot of the final decade plus, an train resembling this may have appeared totally redundant.”

However with Lionel Messi, 36, now plying his craft in MLS and Cristiano Ronaldo, 39, in Saudi Arabia, there is a respectable debate for who the highest males’s soccer participant on the planet is. Greater than 30 voters from throughout the CBS Sports activities soccer departments and the Golazo Community made their voices heard, and we received eight totally different gamers voted No. 1.

And we’re not simply discussing the prime participant, however moderately the highest 100 gamers. That is proper. We’re introducing the CBS Sports activities Golazo 100, beginning on the boys’s facet after which transferring to the ladies’s facet forward of this summer season’s Olympics. Precisely 297 gamers received not less than one level within the voting.

For now, we’re unveiling those that simply missed the highest 100:

  • 110. Iñaki Williams, ahead, Athletic Bilbao
  • 109. Romelu Lukaku, ahead, AS Roma (mortgage from Chelsea)
  • 108. Jules Koundé, defender, Barcelona
  • 107. Leandro Trossard, ahead, Arsenal
  • 106. Éder Militão, defender, Actual Madrid
  • 105. Warren Zaïre-Emery, midfielder, PSG
  • 104. Julian Brandt, midfielder, Borussia Dortmund
  • 103. Lucas Paquetá, midfielder, West Ham
  • 102. Cristian Romero, defender, Tottenham Hotspur
  • 101. Gregor Kobel, goalkeeper, Borussia Dortmund

Make sure you tune into the CBS Sports activities Golazo Community as we reveal 100-81 right this moment and proceed on each weekday for the following week.

📺 What we’re watching Wednesday

🏀 Aces at Wings, 8 p.m. on NBA TV
Padres at Angels, 9:38 p.m. on FS1

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