Florida State vs Virginia Tech

Florida State vs Virginia Tech : Virginia Tech and Florida State are the two most unpredictable teams in the ACC this season. They both have enormous gaps between their floors and ceilings.

We saw Florida State’s floor last season, and it wasn’t pretty. Starting quarterback Deondre Francois went down in the season opener against Alabama, and it was all downhill from there. The Seminoles won and covered the spread in their final four games against Delaware State, Florida, Louisiana-Monroe and Southern Mississippi to salvage a 7-6 record and a 4-8 mark against the spread.

Florida State vs Virginia Tech

And while there were a couple of close losses early on for the Noles, single-digit victories against Wake Forest, Duke and Syracuse were needed to prevent an all-out disaster. The university’s relationship with head coach Jimbo Fisher was already deteriorating, and the dismal 2017 campaign ensured his exit from Tallahassee at season’s end.

So where does that leave FSU this year? If new coach Willie Taggart can’t get a young team to jell, and Francois is rusty upon returning from injury, another seven- or eight-win season is on the table against a difficult schedule. On the other hand, FSU is one of a handful of programs in the country with the requisite talent to make a legitimate run at a national title. That would be quite a one-year turnaround, but it’s not out of the question.

Now to the Hokies: Virginia Tech was consistently good and occasionally great during Frank Beamer’s decades-long tenure as head coach, and Justin Fuente has upheld the standard since taking over in 2016, with a 19-8 record across two seasons. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster, one of the best in the business, has played an enormous role in both men’s success.

He’ll have an uphill climb this year, though. The Hokies D loses five All-ACC defenders from last season, including four NFL draft selections—two of whom were first-rounders. And as the summer went on, things only got worse, as three presumed starters in the secondary were lost for various reasons. That is going to make it difficult for the Hokies to stop teams from scoring.

The offense is in better shape with seven starters returning, but both of its all-conference selections from last season are gone. It has become very difficult to imagine a Virginia Tech team with a losing record, given that the program hasn’t had a sub-.500 season since 1992, but this year’s outfit will need to overcome significant obstacles to reach the Hokies’ usual level of excellence.

Perhaps realizing that—and owing to some optimism for an FSU turnaround—bettors have been hammering the Seminoles against the spread as this matchup approaches. Over the course of the summer, the line has moved from FSU -5.5 to FSU -7.5, and further movement before game time is possible. (The total has also shifted substantially, with heavy action on the over moving the O/U from 52 to 56.5.)

There’s certainly an argument to be made for the Hokies keeping this one close. The strength of FSU’s offense is a rushing attack led by Cam Akers, who was a rare bright spot for the team last season with more than 1,000 yards on the ground in his freshman campaign. But Virginia Tech was 16th in the country in run defense in 2017, and while the defense as a whole experienced serious attrition this offseason, all starters but one return along an excellent defensive front.

That said, I can’t see this wildly inexperienced Hokies secondary holding up against Francois. He led the Seminoles to victories over vicious Florida and Michigan defenses to finish the 2016 season, suggesting he should have no trouble at all against this Virginia Tech group. This spread isn’t nearly as tantalizing as it was at FSU -5.5 a couple of months ago, but I’ll still take Florida State to cover 7.5 against some very green Tech defenders.

MTV VMA 2018

MTV VMA 2018: MTV Video Music Awards This year’s presents one of the tightest races in years with the likes of Childish Gambino, Cardi B, and The Carters (aka Beyoncé and Jay-Z) all vying for a Moonman.

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The occasionally controversial and always unpredictable MTV Video Music Awards will be presented Monday night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

From Beyoncé and Cardi B to J-Lo and Jay-Z, here’s what we know about the Moonman trophies, tributes and must-watch performances in the works.

Broadcast live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on 20 August, the ceremony has a reputation for the occasional controversy, meaning there could be some shock moments and surprises in store this year.

The show will feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Panic! at the Disco, and more. Cardi B will open the show. Jennifer Lopez is this year’s Video Vanguard Award winner.

Last year’s VMAs were hosted by Katy Perry. (This year’s ceremony does not have a host.) Kendrick Lamar started off the show with a fiery ninja-filled performance and took home the award for Video of the Year (for “HUMBLE.”) The show also featured performances from Miley Cyrus, Logic, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, and more.

Follow all of Pitchfork’s coverage of the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV collaborated with Instagram to reveal the nominees on IGTV, marking the first time an awards show has used the new platform in this capacity. Beginning today, fans can vote across eight VMA categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration and more by visiting vma.mtv.com until Friday, August 10. Voting for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell, will remain active until the VMA broadcast.

Radio City Music Hall was the home of the inaugural “VMAs” in 1984 and this will mark the 12th time the show has been held there – the most for any VMAs location. Official sponsors include PEPSI, Swiffer and Taco Bell. Bruce Gillmer and Jesse Ignjatovic are executive producers, Melanie Block serves as executive in charge of production, Amani Duncan is executive in charge of music and Wendy Plaut is executive in charge of celebrity talent.

MTV Video Music Awards 2018

MTV Video Music Awards 2018 : The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are almost here, kicking off live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m. ET tonight (Aug. 20). But first, the stars that will be taking the stage and in attendance will be walking the red carpet, and fans can tune in starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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The official red carpet Pre-Show — featuring performances from the Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine — will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, but those eager to catch the early red-carpet action can tune into Twitter to check out live stream coverage hosted by Wild ‘N Out’s Justina Valentine and MTV’s Erik Zachary. The Pre-Show beginning at 8 p.m. will be hosted by Terrence J, Nessa and Jersey Shore Family Vacation’s Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino, with Winnie Harlow serving as the red carpet fashion correspondent.

It’s that time of year again when MTV celebrates the short-form genre that put it on the map. Music videos may be the domain of YouTube nowadays, but guys, MTV has been doing this for a long time!

Tonight, the annual MTV Video Music Awards will return to New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the venue that first hosted the event in 1984. (The awards took place in Los Angeles last year.) The telecast is set to begin tonight (Monday, August 20) at 9 p.m. ET with an opening performance from Cardi B. A pre-show is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Weirdly, MTV has kept the host secret.

Cardi B leads the list of nominees with 10, including Video of the Year for her collaboration with Bruno Mars on “Finesse.” The Carters (aka, Beyoncé and Jay-Z) have eight nominations, while Childish Gambino and Drake each have seven. Pitchfork has the full list here.

If you’re a cord-cutter looking to watch the VMAs on your computer, phone, or smart TV, we’re here to help. MTV is owned by Viacom, which doesn’t always make it easy to stream its content without cable, but you do have a few options. I’ve rounded up the best choices below:

Standalone streaming services: Viacom-owned channels are not available on some of the top streaming services, including YouTube TV, Hulu’s live service, and PlayStation Vue. Fortunately, you can find MTV on SlingTV, DirecTV Now, and Philo TV. Some of those services may be offering free trials, and they’re easy to cancel if you’re not feeling the love after a few days.
MTV live online: If you have pay-TV credentials from a cable or satellite company, you can access a feed of MTV’s live stream directly from its website. More on that here.
MTV mobile apps: MTV offers live TV on its mobile apps for iOS and Android. Again, you’ll need pay-TV credentials to take advantage of these options.

Ravens vs Colts

Ravens vs Colts : Monday Night Football is on the air tonight, with NFL preseason week 2 action: It’s Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The Ravens, 2-0 in the preseason, visited Indy late this week for two joint practice sessions against the Colts (1-0).

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This home preseason game is important for the Colts, since they are a team in transition this year. From last season to this, Indy may have as many as a dozen or more new starters, according to Colts.com. The new players will join a new head coach in Frank Reich.

The Baltimore Ravens get to round to the halfway point of preseason action, though it’ll be their third of five games. The Ravens will take on the Indianapolis Colts and returning quarterback Andrew Luck.

Luck got his first live game snaps since January 1, 2017 last week, going 6-of-9 for 69 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He’ll see a Baltimore defense carrying over a great deal of momentum from the previous two weeks and willing to bring pressure even in the preseason.

Being the second preseason game for the rest of the NFL, this is the point where starters typically stay on the field for more than a series or two. We could see Luck and the starting offense and defense for a whole quarter. This should give us our best look at how the Ravens stack up against one of the worst teams in the league last year — especially compared to how they did late last year when the two faced off.

The Colts will play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, with kickoff at 8 p.m.

Those attending the game should not only remember to download their game ticket ahead of time, but know that there are lots of fun activities going on before kickoff for all to participate in.

Opening at 5 p.m. is American Family Insurance Touchdown Town, where fans of all ages can join fellow Colts faithful outside of Lucas Oil Stadium’s North Gate! On Monday you can catch live music from Poparazzi, a kids Play 60 Zone and a koozie giveaway featuring a memorable moment from the past 35 seasons in Indianapolis!

There will be autograph sessions with Colts Cheerleaders in Touchdown Town and also a number of alumni player autograph sessions inside of Lucas Oil Stadium before game time.

Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts

Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts : Baltimore Ravens face the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 20 in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason. Here’s all the info you need to watch online. Monday night in Indianapolis, the team will square off against the Colts in its third of five exhibition games, marking the latest chance for surefire starters to sharpen their skills and for roster hopefuls to pad their resumes.

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Here’s all you need to know:

What: Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts in the NFL preseason
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
When: Monday, 8 p.m. ET

The Baltimore Ravens face the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 20 in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason. Here’s all the info you need to watch online.

The Indianapolis Colts got the best news that they could possibly hope for just a few weeks ago. After sitting in the worst position possible in recent years, Andrew Luck was allowed to start throwing a football again. That led to him actually taking the field in the NFL preseason last week. Now he’ll get back out there again on Monday night as they welcome the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 of the preseason.

For the Ravens part, they’re a team with plenty excitement about them as well. They moved back into the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft to take Lamar Jackson, which has since had everyone buzzing about them. The electric rookie has been talked about as the usurper of Joe Flacco coming into the preseason, but that looks a bit far-fetched coming into this matchup with the Colts considering how the two guys have performed.

Luck isn’t the only thing to watch for this Colts team, however. Former general manager Ryan Grigson absolutely decimated this roster during his tenure at the helm of the team. New GM Chris Ballard, as such, has been working to try and remedy his predecessor’s mistakes. It’s fun at this point to check in on

MTV Video Music Awards

MTV Video Music Awards 2018 : MTV VMAs 2018: Where to watch the show and red carpet on TV and online. The 35th Annual MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from Radio City Music Hall, NY., are Monday at 9 p.m. Eastern time on MTV. (The show also simulcasts on MTV’s Supported channels: VH1, Comedy Central, Spike, TV Land, CMT and Logo.)

MTV Video Music Awards 2018 Live

It’s that time of the year again – when MTV’s Video Music Awards anoint the best music, artists and visuals of the year and look to generate the controversial moments the awards show became infamous for in the ’90s and 2000s.

Here’s everything you need to know before the VMAs return to New York City on Monday:
When and where are the VMAs?

The 2018 VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT on MTV after a one-hour red-carpet show.
How can I watch?

Not watching via cable TV? The show will also be streamed live on MTV’s app, which still requires a cable subscription. You also can stream the show live with a DirecTV Now subscription.

When are the 2018 VMAs?

The VMAs are on at 9pm EST in the USA on Monday, 20 August, meaning they start at 2am BST on Tuesday, 21 August.
Are the VMAs on TV and is there a live stream?

The ceremony is being shown on TV in the UK but not until the following day when MTV UK will air the VMAs at 8pm (Tuesday, 21 August).

There are also no live streaming services to watch it online, but be sure to visit Metro.co.uk for all the latest news from New York.

MTV VMAs 2018

MTV VMAs 2018 : The MTV Video Music Awards are back again on Monday night as dozens of the biggest names in music head to Radio City Music Hall in New York for the ceremony.

The MTV VMAs have been running since 1984 and are a night to recognise the very best music videos of the year.

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It looks likely to be a very good night for Cardi B who has 12 nominations and could walk away with a total of 10 awards.

With the award ceremony live on Monday night from the States, here is everything you need to know…

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are back in the Big Apple.

After last year’s trip to Los Angeles, the annual event — celebrating the best of music and videos — has returned to the place where it all began: New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, where the first-ever VMAs aired back in 1984.

This year’s show, airing live on Monday, Aug. 20, comes with the theme of “Everything Might Happen” — meaning surprises aren’t just a possibility, they’re a guarantee.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 MTV VMAs;

Before the show airs Monday night, ET’s breaking down everything you need to know, from the hosts, to the presenters, to the must-see performances that you will not want to miss.

What Time Do the MTV Video Music Awards Start?: The annual awards ceremony kicks off Monday, Aug. 20 from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on MTV.

ET’s Red Carpet Coverage: You can catch all of ET’s live coverage right here on ETonline.com and on Twitter (@etnow) and Instagram (@entertainmenttonight).

Who’s Hosting?: Interestingly enough, with less than a week before the show, MTV has yet to announce a host.

Performances: Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Logic featuring Ryan Tedder, Post Malone, Travis Scott and Panic! At The Disco. Nicki Minaj is also set to deliver a “special remote performance” from an unspecified location in NYC during the show.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace : Crystal Palace will host Liverpool on Monday at Sehhurt Park in one of the more intriguing matchups of the early English Premier League slate.

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Liverpool approach the second weekend of Premier League fixtures in good spirits after a 4-0 thrashing of West Ham last Sunday, in which Naby Keita had the Anfield crowd enraptured. Jurgen Klopp‘s side will now travel to Selhurst Park to play Crystal Palace, who last week enjoyed a 2-0 win on the road over newly-promoted Fulham.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Live

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Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC Sports Network

Liverpool enters the matchup as the league leaders following a convincing 4-0 win over West Ham United. Mohamed Salah scored early before Sadio Mané notched a brace and substitute Daniel Sturridge netted a goal on his first touch of the contest to wrap up a brilliant showing from last season’s Champions League runner ups.

Crystal Palace enters with some momentum on its side. Despite maintaining just 33% possession against Fulham last week, the Eagles generated 12 chances (10 on target) en route to a 2-0 win.

After getting off to a thumping start with a 4-0 pounding of West Ham United at Anfield on the English Premier League opening weekend, as Sky Sports reported, last season’s UEFA Champions League finalists Liverpool will hope to keep their momentum going when they travel south to London. They will meet Crystal Palace in the first EPL Monday night match of the 2018-2019 season, a game that will live stream from Selhurst Park.

Liverpool’s Sengalese star, Sadio Mane, scored a pair against West Ham while Mohammed Salah and Daniel Sturridge, coming on as a substitute, put one each into the back of the net as Jurgen Klopp’s side got their new league campaign off to a fast start. But Palace, last season’s 11th place finisher on the Premier League table, also got off to a flying start, with a convincing 2-0 victory over Fulham.

WWE Summerslam 2018

WWE Summerslam 2018 : The 2018 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view will arrive Sunday, Aug. 19. A look at how to watch it online from the Barclays Center.

For the fourth consecutive year, WWE will bring SummerSlam to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It remains one of WWE’s biggest pay-per-views of the year, with high-stakes matches and big names around to captivate an audience that crosses 15,000 people.

WWE Summerslam 2018 live

Date: Sunday, Aug. 19
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Venue: Barclays Center
TV info: Check your local pay-per-view provider

SummerSlam will feature a main event of Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship. Fans are no stranger to this match, as these two went head-to-head for the title at WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble, both of which saw Lesnar win.

For the third time this year, Reigns will look to pry the title away from the Beast Incarnate and end his 14-month reign Sunday night. Can he pull it off?

AJ Styles and Samoa Joe will battle in the WWE Championship match, which should consume a main part of the card, as well. These two have a history that dates back to their Ring of Honor days. How will it take a step forward in Brooklyn?

Ronda Rousey will challenge Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship in the marquee women’s matchup of the evening. Bliss and Rousey have feuded throughout the summer, and with Nia Jax on the shelf, it opened an opportunity for the former UFC star to try for her first title.
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Details on how to watch SummerSlam are below. This includes the start time, TV info, live stream and more:

SummerSlam 2018

SummerSlam 2018 : WWE SummerSlam takes place tonight (Sun., Aug. 19, 2018) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on pay-per-view (PPV) and the WWE Network. You can get full results and coverage of every match on the card by clicking here. In an effort to avoid bogging down the main live blog thread, comments for that post have been closed and this will be your spot to talk about the show

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WWE SummerSlam is approaching with Roman Reigns set to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.

The American sports entertainment giant nicknames its annual August pay-per-view ‘The Biggest Event of the Summer’.

This year it will be a six-hour spectacular featuring no less than 13 matches involving the stars of Raw and SmackDown.

You can tune in from 7pm ET/4pm PT on Sunday, August 19 (Midnight on Monday, August 20 in the UK) for all the action from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The one-hour Kick-Off show starts an hour earlier at 6pm ET/3pm (11pm in the UK), and here is everything you need to know.
What’s the full match card and predictions for WWE SummerSlam 2018?

Eight championship belts will be on the line with the likes of Ronda Rousey and AJ Styles ready to wow fans across the globe.

Here is all you need to know about WWE SummerSlam 2018.

When is WWE SummerSlam 2018?

WWE SummerSlam will be broadcast live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, August 19. It gets underway from 7pm local time and from 12am in the UK.

It’s been a hit and miss year for main roster WWE pay-per-views in 2018 so far.

We’ve had some massive highlights with WrestleMania 34 and WWE Money in the Bank 2018, but the odd hiccup too (like the not-so-Greatest Royal Rumble, for starters).

It feels like there’s a hell of a lot riding on SummerSlam 2018, and we don’t just mean all the gold up for grabs, either. There’s the sense the E needs a boost to move it back on the right path.