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    Scientists discovered a new partial skeleton of pterosaur and promptly named it ‘Butch’

    The 96-million-year-old pterosaur lived among dinosaurs and was found by a sheep grazier named Bob Elliott in Australia near Winton, Queensland. A new study detailing the fossil published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. ### The researchers who studied the new species named it Ferrodraco lentoni, or Lenton’s iron dragon, in honor of Graham “Butch” Lenton, Winton’s mayor who died several months after the fossil was found in early 2017. Lenton supported regional communities in western Queensland. ### Pterosaur fossils are rare in Australia, making this only the third species to be named. The other two also were recovered in western Queensland. ### The fossil was found in the Winton…

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    Yes, there are bots in Fortnite Chapter 2 and they are awful | Sporting News

    If you’ve been playing Battle Royale games in the newly released Chapter 2 of Fortnite, you might have noticed some really awful players. In the past, streamers have called those people “bots” but in Chapter 2 that’s a factual statement, and not just an insult. Epic Games announced the addition of bots several weeks ahead of the actual release of Chapter 2, so you may have forgotten about their plans. Since Epic Games didn’t release Patch Notes with the release of what’s essentially Season 11, you may not have officially known that bots are now in the game. So in case you’re curious, here’s why Epic Games added bots in…

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    Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 7: Jamaal Williams, Allen Lazard among top free agent pickups after Monday night breakouts | Sporting News

    It looked like the top Week 7 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds were going to be another mediocre bunch, then Jamaal Williams and Allen Lazard took over Monday Night Football…making it slightly less mediocre. The former is much more of a priority pickup than the latter, but both could have value next week when the Packers play the Raiders. Either way, they added a little life to an otherwise uninspiring group of guys such as Auden Tate, Chase Edmonds, and Benny Snell Jr. It’s unclear if any will actually be claimed or if they will all be available on the free agent wire after waivers clear at around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday…

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby dekes, scores highlight-reel backhand goal | Sporting News

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby put up an early bid for goal of the year during Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Click Here: pinko shop cheap In the first period, No. 87 entered the attacking zone and grabbed a bouncing puck out of the air. He dropped it at his skates and sped past Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson. Crosby then toe-dragged and swept the puck around a lunging Samuel Girard — and managed to wait out goalie Philipp Grubauer so he could slide the puck into the net on a backhand shovel. The goal marks Crosby’s fourth of the season — and a reminder that the 32-year-old veteran is still among the best in the business at creating…

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    Week 7 PPR Rankings: WR | Sporting News

    Last week, we joked that Cole Beasley’s absence due to bye was sending things into chaos. You won’t be laughing at Beasley going into Week 7, though. There are a number of star receivers on bye, and our WR PPR fantasy rankings like Beasley to have a good game for the Bills. Of course, that matchup with the hapless Dolphins has to help turn him into one of this week’s biggest sleepers. And don’t fear — if someone owns Beasley, they almost certainly don’t own Duke Williams, another Bill likely to have a good game Sunday. It should also be a good week to be T.Y. Hilton. The Texans have allowed…

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    Week 7 Fantasy PPR Rankings: Tight end | Sporting News

    Moving Travis Kelce out of the top spot in our standard Week 7 tight end rankings felt like a big deal, so imagine the fanfare when we moved him down to No. 3 in our Week 7 fantasy TE PPR rankings. Yes, it was a big moment, but Austin Hooper has 10 more catches, one more target, and two more TDs this season. He also has a more favorable matchup on paper, so it only makes sense. You could probably argue that receptions-machine Darren Waller should be higher, too, but that would be too much excitement for one week. Of course, none of this really matters in season-long leagues. It’s possible someone…

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    Week 7 Fantasy Rankings: Defense | Sporting News

    Our Week 7 fantasy defense rankings don’t have much depth to them, which is starting to become a trend for our D/ST rankings. That’s what happens when good defenses face bad opponents and byes strip away even more sleeper-creating matchups. This week, the Bucs, Steelers, Browns and Panthers are off, which means you can’t just had to the waiver wire and stream whoever is facing Jameis Winston, Baker Mayfield, or the Steelers backup off the week. Not fair, right? Throw in some bad matchups for teams owned above a 50-percent clip, such as Philadelphia (@ Cowboys), Seattle (vs. Ravens), Dallas (vs. Eagles), and Baltimore (@ Seahawks), and the options whittle down…

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    Outrage over video of Australian police officer stoning wombat

    In the video posted on Wednesday by Australia’s Wombat Awareness Organisation on its Facebook page, the man is filmed running alongside a car and throwing stones at the animal repeatedly until it receives a knock-out blow to its head. ### In the ensuing celebrations, one of his friends gloats: “You killed him, bro.” ### “First bloke to ever see kill a wombat on foot bruv with a rock,” they add. ### South Australia Police have managed to identify the man in the video and will be investigating the incident, they said in a statement. ### “I viewed the video this morning and immediately instigated an investigation into this incident. I…

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    UEFA to wait on reports before acting on racist abuse in Bulgaria | Sporting News

    UEFA is awaiting reports from the referee and match delegate before deciding its next move following the racist abuse directed at England players on Monday in Sofia. Gareth Southgate’s side beat Bulgaria, 6-0, in Euro 2020 qualifying, but the match was overshadowed by monkey chants and Nazi salutes from home supporters at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. The incidents prompted the match to be halted twice in the first half — following UEFA protocol for tackling incidents of abuse at games — with a third meaning the game would have been abandoned. Standard procedure calls for the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary arm of European soccer’s governing body to now assess reports from…

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    NASCAR at Kansas: TV schedule, lineup, qualifying drivers for the Hollywood Casino 400 | Sporting News

    The final race of the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs will be at Kansas Speedway on Sunday and Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have to feel great about earning an automatic berth in the third round. All three already have a great chance to move on to the third round, but with this race being at a 1.5-mile intermediate track, there is going to be an extra level of comfort for these three drivers. Truex is well-known for his prowess on intermediate tracks while Busch and Harvick have had great success on them as well.  The only two drivers guaranteed a spot in the third round of…