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Tribune News Service

Sports Budget for Thursday, August 29, 2019

Updated at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC)

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^TOP STORIES<

^Jacob Eason won the starting job at Washington. Now can he help the Huskies take the next step?<

^FBC-WASHINGTON-EASON-SPORTSPLUS:SE—<You can understand why it seemed like the entire state of Washington wanted Eason to win the starting quarterback job.

A prep career that included 9,813 passing yards, 102 touchdowns and just 18 interceptions will do that — especially when his high school is conveniently located just 35 miles north of Seattle.

1900 by Mike Vorel in Seattle. MOVED

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^BASEBALL<

Thursday's games

TNS expects coverage from the following games:

Cleveland at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. EDT

Oakland at Kansas City, 1:15 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Houston, 2:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at NY Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

LA Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 9:45 p.m.

^NFL<

^Ravens believe they 'have something special' in Lamar Jackson. This season will be a chance to prove it.<

FBN-RAVENS-JACKSON:BZ — David Culley joined the Ravens' coaching staff in January for two reasons. One, he said, was to reunite with head coach John Harbaugh, whom he worked with for a decade on Andy Reid's Philadelphia Eagles staff. The other was to coach Lamar Jackson.

1450 by Jonas Shaffer in Baltimore. MOVED

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^Josh McCown's one condition for signing with Eagles: Let me coach high school football<

FBN-EAGLES-MCCOWN:CH — Josh McCown retired from the NFL in June and planned to spend his fall coaching high school football at Myers Park. But two weeks ago, the Philadelphia Eagles started seriously attempting to lure him back.

Eagles backup Nate Sudfeld had injured his wrist. McCown had heard from a few teams, but he wasn't really going to consider returning to pro ball unless he could play for a contender with a good coaching staff and for a team that was close to Charlotte, where his family lives and his two sons go to high school.

And last, he wanted to keep coaching at Myers Park.

650 by Langston Wertz Jr. in Charlotte, N.C. MOVED

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^COLLEGE FOOTBALL<

^Penn State to open college football season led by defense while youthful offense finds its stride<

^FBC-PENNSTATE:PH—<The 2019 Penn State offense has the potential to be very good given the speed at the skill positions. But with youth, a new quarterback and two starting spots to be filled along the offensive line before Saturday's season opener against Idaho, it may take the Nittany Lions a while to put things together.

850 by Joe Juliano. MOVED

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^Ryan Day, family prepare for Ohio State spotlight<

FBC-OHIOSTATE-DAY:OH — Ryan Day has never before been a head football coach, but his family keeps him grounded as he prepares for the start of his first season fully in charge at Ohio State, where the pressure for success can be overwhelming.

1250 by Bill Rabinowitz in Columbus, Ohio. MOVED

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Thursday's games

TNS expects coverage from the following games featuring teams in the AP top 25:

Florida A&M at No. 17 UCF, 7:30 p.m. EDT

Georgia Tech at No. 1 Clemson, 8 p.m.

^SOCCER<

^Sarah Valenzuela: Carli Lloyd is absolutely right: 'There is no reason why a woman could not' be an NFL kicker<

^SOC-VALENZUELA-COLUMN:NY—<"There is no reason why a woman could not do this."

But the NFL needs to do it right.

As a two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, professional soccer powerhouse Carli Lloyd has always thrived under bright lights, thousands of screaming fans, and the pressure to win it all. So when she kicked a 55-yard field goal after a joint Eagles-Ravens practice on Aug. 20, let's be honest, it was light-work.

950 by Sarah Valenzuela. MOVED

^Atlanta in 'very good position' to host World Cup, but cost will be high<

^SOC-ATLANTA-WORLDCUP:AT—<The chief organizer of the bid that secured the 2026 World Cup for North America offered an encouraging assessment Wednesday of Atlanta's chances of hosting key parts of the event — and a sobering assessment of the costs of doing so.

750 by Tim Tucker in Atlanta. MOVED

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