AMA Supercross

We’re happy to report that Supercross is officially back! After the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season was postponed in March, chances for finishing out the season looked slim. Now, FELD has found a state and stadium who are willing to host the final seven rounds of the series in a quick 7-race, 22-day showdown. Round 11 will kick off Sunday May 31st and it will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah’s, Rice-Eccles Stadium as well as the other six rounds. The schedule for the final seven will be on a unique two-a-week format where the competitors will compete on Sundays and Wednesdays until the season finishes on June 21st.

As we all know, spectators will not be allowed in the stadium. Instead, NBC Sports will present the final seven, made-for-TV races across their NBC, NBCSN & platforms. If you live in the US and have the NBC Sports Gold Pass, you’ll be able to watch the races there. International viewers will Races will also be able to livestream via the Supercross Video Pass.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross will resume this weekend with rounds 11 through 17 taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah. The seven made-for-TV events will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and NBC, depending on the round. The 11th round of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship (Salt Lake City 1 as it’s being branded as by the AMA) will take place on Sunday, May 31, at Rice-Eccles Stadium. But you’ll want to check out this schedule before setting your DVR, as the Salt Lake City 1 Supercross will be a day race.

When the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship resumes, things will be different. There will not be track walk for the riders and there will not be fans in the stadium, nor giant group celebrations on the podium the checkered flags. Things probably will not be perfect but Feld Entertainment has worked their butts off to make sure these events will happen safely, with everyone following all necessary precautions they have implemented with the COVID-19 situation. This afternoon, Feld Entertainment released the race day schedule, as you’ll see in full below.

The stadium stands will open be open from 7-7:45 a.m. GMT for riders to preview the track. The 250SX East Region group will go out on the track first, at 8 a.m. GMT for their 5 minute/two lap sighting lap. Each qualifying session will begin with this same procedure, allowing riders to adjust to the track since there was no opportunity to walk the track in full before bikes entered the track.

With a 40 rider cap in each class, all 40 riders will qualify for the main program, which will begin at 1:04 p.m. GMT with the two 250SX heat races. Following the 250SX heat races will be the 250SX LCQ at 1:47 p.m. GMT. At 2:04 p.m. GMT, the 450SX Class will have their two heat races, followed by the 450SX LCQ at 2:47 p.m. GMT.

The 250SX main event will have a sighting lap at 2:58 p.m. GMT followed by the gate drop and victory circle.

The 450SX main event will have a sighting lap at 3:26 p.m. GMT followed by the gate drop and victory circle.

Food City 500

The NASCAR schedule resumed earlier this month, and the action heads to Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday for the 2020 Supermarket Heroes 500, also known as the 2020 Food City 500. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 3:30 p.m. ET, and there’s plenty on the line in NASCAR DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. But finding value in the Food City 500 DFS driver pool could be a serious challenge given the condensed 2020 NASCAR schedule.

Chase Elliott is coming off a win at the Coca-Cola 600 and up to third in the NASCAR standings with four top-five finishes in the first eight races of the season. He could be among the popular NASCAR DFS picks for Bristol, but can you trust him at a hefty price after failing to crack the top 10 in three of his last five starts at “The Bullring?” Before finalizing any Supermarket Heroes 500 DFS picks for Sunday, be sure to see the 2020 Food City 500 DFS advice, value rankings and projections from SportsLine’s Mike McClure, a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million.

McClure dominated NASCAR DFS at the 2020 Daytona 500, turning a 4x ROI after rostering four of the top seven drivers. He then crushed the 2020 Real Heroes 400, with his top three picks — Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr. — all finishing in the top eight. Anybody who has followed his picks has seen huge returns. 

Now, he’s turned his attention to the 2020 Food City 500 at Bristol. He’s only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.

Woodley vs Burns

Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns face off at a UFC Fight Night at the UFC APEX facility at Astana Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 30 (5/30/2020). Woodley is a former UFC champion and currently the #1 ranked welterweight fighter. Burns is a multiple Jiu-Jitsu world champion, and #6 ranked fighter in the division.

UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns will be broadcast on ESPN, and can be streamed live on ESPN Plus, Sling TV, AT&T TV, Hulu with Live TV and other services.

In the main event, Woodley (19 – 4 – 1) and Burns (18 – 3 – 0) face off in the UFC’s first event back in Las Vegas since the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation and postponement of several events dating back to March. More recent events have taken place in Nebraska and Florida.

Woodley enters the octagon for the first time since losing the championship to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 more than a year ago following three successful title defenses. Burns is on a five fight win streak dating back to 2018. A win for Woodley, who is favored to win (-175), would put him back in contention to reclaim the title.

“I’m as focused as I’ve ever been in my entire professional career,” Woodley told ESPN. “Every time I’ve lost, my next fight has been a knockout. I’m not saying I’m going to knock him out, but look at my statistics. … I’ve shown I’m going to be resilient and I’m going to bounce back. And I’m going to make you forget about that last performance.”

The main fight card starts at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Plus, with the preliminary bouts at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Plus.

The headlining fight is sure to be explosive, but the undercard is stocked with some great fights as well, starting in the co-main event, where Blagoy Ivanov (18 – 3 – 0) takes on Augusto Sakai (14 – 1 – 1) in a heavyweight bout. Ivanov has one of the most incredible stories in the UFC, having been stabbed, placed in an artificial coma, the fighting his way back to a condition where he could compete again.

What time does UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns start?

UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns will be broadcast from 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 30 to 12 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. The preliminary matches will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

Both the prelims and the main card will air on ESPN and ESPN Plus.

Where can I live stream Woodley vs. Burns for free online?

You can watch the full event live on Hulu with Live TV, which includes a 1 week free trial. Hulu with Live TV is available on on Amazon Fire, Apple and Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and more devices.

Space Force Tv Series

There was, clearly, no expense spared in the making of “Space Force.” Imagining what a Space Force branch of the military might actually look like outside the bounds of President Trump’s imagination (though the show never mentions him by name), the new comedy is a splashy flex of Netflix’s powers. It boasts the co-creator team of Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, whose smash hit “The Office” gained an almost more successful second life when it hit Netflix and won over a whole new generation of TV fans. With Carell at the center of its orbit, “Space Force” features an all-star cast including Lisa Kudrow (of Netflix’s other onetime rerun hit, “Friends”), John Malkovich, and even the late Fred Willard in the bittersweet role of Carell’s ailing father. Its sets are expansive and slick, gleaming and pristine. Every episode brings new familiar faces, stellar production design, and the kind of confidence that only the total support of a network can bestow. For all the heft behind it, “Space Force” should be an easy win. Ten episodes later, however, it’s safer to say that “Space Force” is really just okay. 

Given its creative team, it’s not altogether surprising that “Space Force” is at its best when letting its workplace dysfunction take over. As a jock Air Force general, the typically stoic Noah Emmerich is having a blast as Mark’s outsized jerk foil. Jimmy O. Yang’s turn as an underling scientist gets a boost from his dry delivery, and is especially good as he gets more time with Tawny Newsome’s Angela, a down to earth captain determined to make her mark. Carell’s never better than when opposite Malkovich, as compellingly weird as ever in an otherwise meek role. Even when the show’s jokes aren’t particularly sharp, its performances always are. (Bonus points are in order for Chris Gethard, who taps in as an unhinged janitor whose eye twitches inspire bigger laughs than his punchlines.

But when “Space Force” tries to go bigger or more inspiring with its plot, it buckles under the weight of its own ambition. It creeps along as the branch makes vanishingly little progress before suddenly lurching it forward to land on the moon. Its pieces of political satire are both too literal (as when a young liberal congresswoman named “Anabela Ysidro-Campos,” played by Ginger Gonzaga, gives Space Force’s hell in a hearing that evokes an “SNL” cold open) and too dated (Mark’s annoying communications manager, played by Ben Schwartz, is “Tony Scarapiducci,” or more colloquially, “Fuck Tony” as in “FuckJerry,” I guess?). And like it does with its supposed hero, the show swings wildly between finding the idea of Space Force both ridiculous and inspiring. When it finally does land on an idea, it does so with conviction, but without much of a foundation to support it.

After watching the whole first season, it’s hard to say what kind of story or comedy “Space Force” is trying to be. This kind of identity crisis isn’t unique; most freshman comedies need a bit to settle into their grooves and ultimate intentions. Still, given the talent and enormous machine behind it, “Space Force” should by all rights be better than “fine.”