The Beat of Sports

The Beat of Sports

The Beat of Sports with the voice of UCF Sports Marc Daniels. Delivering sports the way you like it - Weekdays 9a-12p on am740theGame... Show More

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When the Orlando Magic acquired Markelle Fultz it was widely assumed he'd be the point guard of the future. But then he sat out the rest of the season, then the team announced he would not be playing in the Summer League in Las Vegas. Well during a Summer League broadcast former NBA player Caron Butler talked about how Fultz is completely healthy and that the starting point guard job is his to lose.

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The Atlantic League has begun to implement robot umpires when it comes to calling balls and strikes. Now a human umpire is still there in the event that things don't go right. Well during the first game Frank Viola was ejected, and joins the show to talk about that and his thoughts on whether or a robot umpire can succeed.

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As part of a Friday afternoon news dump (those never seem to go well) reports came out that the NFL and NFLPA is exploring an expansion to 18 games, but only allowing players to play in 16 games. Mike Tuck talks about how this is a ridiculous idea that is focused solely on revenue for the owners and has nothing to do with players safety.

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July 12, 2019 13 min

The biggest story going on at the NBA Summer League has been the play of former UCF Knight and now member of the Boston Celtics is Tacko Fall. Mike O'Donnell joins the show to talk about the play of Fall in Las Vegas and if he has a chance to make a roster. Then he and Marc discuss the Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade and what it means for the future of the Oklahoma City Thunder and if they are teetering on the abyss.

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Wanting to ride the wave of publicity multiple members of Congress have released statements about getting to the bottom of the wage inequality within sports. Marc talks about how all of these politicians are just pandering because they don't understand the economics of sports and could cause more harm than good.

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July 12, 2019 9 min

Equal Pay has been one of the biggest topics of the last few weeks when it comes to the US Women's National Team, and there will be upcoming mediation to avoid a lawsuit but what does any of this mean? Sports Legal Expert Richard Hale joins the show to talk about what the legal process is as the USWNT continues their fight for equal pay.

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The victory tour for the US Women's National Team continues as they were honored with a parade in New York City and then jetsetted over to the ESPYs. The question remains of wether the team will go to the White House if they are invited. Marc brings up that if the team is invited they should take it as an opportunity to open dialogue with the Trump Administration.

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The UCF Knights came into the season with the quarterback position wide open, Darriel Mack Jr was competing with Brandon Wimbush, Qadry Jones, and Dillon Gabriel but is now out indefinitely with a broken ankle. Gary Parris of the UCF broadcast time joins the show to talk about what this means for the Knights to start the season.

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News broke yesterday that UCF QB Darriel Mack Jr suffered a broken ankle and is out indefinitely. Marc talks about how in addition to the quarterback depth being tested this means that other members of offense will need to step up, and although no there is no right time for an injury at least it gives the coaching staff time to plan for the season.

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July 10, 2019 10 min

At a recent Board of Governors meeting NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talked about some changes for the league including giving coaches the ability to challenge calls on the court, no word on if that means they will have red flags to throw on the court. Then Silver talked about the rise of trade demands and if there is anything that can be done to prevent this player empowerment era.

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After winning the Women's World Cup how can women's soccer capitalize on this? The USWNT begins their campaign for equal pay, and the NWSL works to secure future sponsorship and television packages. Daniel Roberts from Yahoo Finance joins the show to talk about what happens next. Then he and Marc discuss the fallout for Nike from the Betsy Ross shoes.

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Dozens of players filed a complaint in the US District Court in Los Angeles alleging that the US Soccer Federation practices gender-based pay-discrimination in their national team programs. The complaint also alleges that US Soccer denies the players "equal playing, training and travel conditions and promotes the women's games less compared with the men's soccer team." The players and US Soccer agreed to sit down for mediation afte... Read more

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Justin Verlander came out and said he believes that MLB is juicing the baseballs with the goal of increasing the number of home runs to help drum up more interest in the sport. He says that the players should have been asked about this decision. Marc thinks that when it comes to a league trying to help grow a fanbase and interest in the sport, they have every right to do whatever they think is best.

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The next big NBA domino to fall will be what happens with Russell Westbrook. Marc has contended that the Magic should entertain making a trade offer for the All-Star player. He brings up that some teams will never be attractive to marquee free agents, the Knicks have had the most cap space and no team has signed with them now that might be because of a dysfunctional ownership group. But if they Magic in 2 years are still trying to ... Read more

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Early Saturday night Kawhi Leonard made the move to join the Clippers AND he is bringing Paul George with him. Marc points out that no NBA Insider knew what was happening, and it is comical that everyone follows them as if they knew what was going on.

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The Women's World Cup is behind us and the US Women's National Team is heading back with the trophy, so what happens now for the sport? The U.S. squad has filed lawsuits over equal pay, while the NWSL has recently announced a new television deal and sponsorship with Budweiser.

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After Paul George demanded a trade out of Oklahoma City and joined Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles all of the NBA talk has been that the Thunder need to trade Russell Westbrook. Marc tweeted this weekend that the Magic should talk with OKC about a trade if only for the reason to help get their name involved in the dialogue and if you can land a star you become more relevant nationally.

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When it 6pm on Sunday evening and NBA Free Agency began the Orlando Magic quickly retained Nikola Vucevic and Terrance to keep the band back together after making the playoffs for the first time in years. Mike O'Donnell joins the show to talk about how these moves show the team will not be taking a step back and will look to add more talent during the season to win more games.

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The United States Women's National Team has defeated England in the semifinals of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with a 2-1 lead. World Cup Champion and UCF Women's Soccer coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydek joins the show to talk about the victory and looks ahead to the final and who the US might face.

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A look at one of the biggest rivalries in sports, that of competitive eaters Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut.

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