The Giants’ new baseball-operations chief has used his MIT degree for more than ballclub-building. His Einsteinian brain also has made him a fantasy-football savant. Zaidi won a league sponsored by Dodgers players three years in a row. Alas, that streak is over. Pitcher Ross Stripling posted on Instagram that he and partners Clayton Kershaw and video guru Jonathan Pratt won this year. “Farhan finally has been dethroned!” Stripling wrote. “Team Kersh/Strip/Pratt will go down in infamy.” It’s unclear what the winners get, since these leagues are for “entertainment purposes only.”
Notre Dame’s one-time starting quarterback is getting his sheepskin and plans to high-tail it out of South Bend, Ind. According to ESPN, Wimbush will leave the third-ranked Irish after they face No. 2 Clemson in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, a College Football Playoff semifinal. “With his ND degree in hand, he will hit the road,” a source told ESPN. As a graduate with football eligibility remaining, Wimbush can play in 2019 as a transfer student without having to sit out a season. He has 2,606 passing and 20 passing touchdowns at Notre Dame, but lost his starting job to Ian Book.
— Staff and wire reports
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