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Nuggets F Paul Millsap to have wrist surgery, could miss 3 months

Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.

“I still don’t know how bad it is,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said at shootaround Wednesday. “Just just as thorough as possible, he’s going to go talk to some other doctors, get some other opinions before we make a decision to what the best course of action is regarding his left wrist.”

Millsap, 32, is averaging 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in his first season with the Nuggets.

Chancellor was so unusually large for a safety that some thought he was a man without a position in a traditional defense. He was the same height and weight as Aaron Rouse, a safety Green Bay had selected in 2007, when Schneider was with the Packers. There was discussion in the Seahawks’ draft room over whether Chancellor would struggle in space the way Rouse and other longer-levered safeties had struggled, even though Chancellor had shown enough body control to ultimately temper those concerns.

The team confirmed that Lasco had a spine injury and was in the care of team doctor Michael Hartman as he underwent further evaluation. Payton was optimistic about Lasco’s condition after the game.

“I think all the signs are positive, his movement and everything. I think that’s encouraging,” Payton said.

Lasco, 25, was selected out of Cal by New Orleans in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft and has spent most of his first two seasons as a special-teams coverage specialist.nationals_006

The party concluded in the middle of the afternoon.

Two Big 12 games landed on either side of lofty totals on Saturday and left bettors frustrated. ESPN Stats & Information’s Rob Nelson takes a look at the weekend’s worst football bad beats.

The birthday party got rolling at 12:30 p.m. There were countless trips to the bathroom, drinks of water and other tasks required to satisfy the needs of candy-fueled 7-year-olds. One of the dads was trying to keep track of the NFL scores on his phone, but there certainly wasn’t much time for fantasy football.

The party concluded in the middle of the afternoon. On the ride home, cubsfan333 listened to Sirius radio, trying to get caught up on the scores and statistics. He was frazzled and still facing an after-party at his house.

But how about pushing it back to Week 10 or so? Week 12 even? Because this week has been a lot of fun.

Campbell has trained the Cyclones well. Some of them, in fact, seem only to grow more resolute in showing a hard-edged toughness as Iowa State adds to its win total.

Asked Saturday if he felt the win over TCU proved that Iowa State belonged in the Big 12 title race, running back David Montgomery answered without a moment of thought.

It’s Spurrier, and that legacy trampled Will Muschamp before it trampled McElwain, two head coaches who clearly lacked the offensive imagination to keep up.

Meanwhile, two hours down the highway in Orlando, Frost has done what Spurrier did in the early 1990s at Florida — transforming UCF into relevancy with an offense you can’t stop watching.

“We’re talking to both of them (Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing), but we’ll be affiliated with a team next year.” The No. 32 team finished 38th in owner points, the lowest of teams with a charter. redskins_105_6f444ce429598e12-180x180

Radulov scores OT winner, Stars edge Canucks 2-1

Despite firing 39 shots on net and generating multiple scoring chances late in the game, the Vancouver Canucks couldn’t quite break through against a Dallas team that’s dominated them lately.

“It was so swift that before I knew it I was already in Charlotte and by the time I got to Charlotte, a blink of the eye and I’m here in Jacksonville saying hey to the coaches, the biggest cocktail party in the world, and with all that going on it was just — the world is spinning. Traded, on the plane, cocktail party, going to the stadium, saying hello, getting out, going to the hotel room laying on the bed looking at the roof: What is going on?”

Dareus isn’t completely unfamiliar with the Jaguars. Doug Marrone was the head coach and Nathaniel Hackett the offensive coordinator in Buffalo in 2013-14. Jason Rebrovich is the Jaguars’ assistant defensive line coach and he was a quality control/assistant defensive line coach under Marrone in Buffalo, too.

“His swing of judgment has been unbelievable from the Ray Rice thing [from] one or two games all the way up to a six-game suspension when you truly have got a debate,” Jones said. “Even this judge said it shows that very reasonable people could possibly come down on both sides of this. Well, under our legal system, it has to be stronger than that for someone to have done it.

“With the knowledge that I have, the circumstances aren’t treating him fair. Two years ago this wouldn’t be an issue, before Ray Rice.”

Despite having no previous managerial experience, Martinez becomes the first Nationals manager to be awarded a contract with more than two years guaranteed since the Lerner family took over ownership of the team in 2016.

None of the coaches who served under Baker were retained by the team, and no new coaching hires have been announced yet.

Eagles offense opens ‘Monday Night Football’ with 4 straight penalties and an interception

The Philadelphia Eagles entered Monday with a lot of momentum and the NFL’s longest winning streak, but that definitely didn’t translate into a hot start against Washington.

Kiko Alonso should’ve been penalized for his hit on Joe Flacco, and he was. If he had been ejected, it would’ve been hard to argue with that too.

Hitting any player high is going to come with consequences, but leveling a quarterback — the most protected position in football, except maybe kickers and punters — is a cardinal sin in football. And so Alonso will undoubtedly get a fine and possibly even a suspension.

But determining Alonso’s intent on the play isn’t as easy. With a fraction of a second between the beginning of Flacco’s slide and the collision with the linebacker, it’s hard to really say that there was malicious intent.

Alonso didn’t miss Flacco.

Carson Palmer may miss the rest of the 2017 season after breaking his arm, and Jay Cutler will likely miss time after he suffered what the Miami Dolphins believe to be broken ribs.

That leaves both the Cardinals and Dolphins turning to backups to try to keep their seasons afloat. But only Miami looks like it can be in good shape with Matt Moore temporarily at the helm.

Arizona will have to rely on Drew Stanton and/or Blaine Gabbert to turn around a 3-4 start to the season. That doesn’t look promising.

Early expectations are that the Dolphins will be without Cutler for two or three weeks if he did suffer broken ribs against the Jets on Sunday. The length of the injury alone makes it much less concerning than the one suffered by Palmer.

Roberts flew to Tampa to join the team there, and Tricia packed up their houses in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Eh. The Hornets were always falling here. Batum’s injury stabs at their softest spots: a thin bench, and an unreliable cadre of guards behind Kemba Walker. Batum effectively serves as the backup point guard, and Charlotte cratered in the minutes he played without Walker, per Walker is the only Hornet who can create something from nothing as the shot clock ticks away.

Things are dire without Batum; an obsessive win-now franchise is suddenly reliant on Michael Carter-Williams, Jeremy Lamb, Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon. Expect the Hornets to trawl the veteran free-agent bargain bin.

“I had to do it in three days,” she says. “Otherwise, the doctor wouldn’t let me travel and have the baby in Boston. In the end, it was probably the best thing that could have happened to us, but at the time, it felt like the worst.”

Both the Dodgers and Red Sox made the playoffs that year. The Sox, however, made history.

Cut to the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, Fenway Park. The Red Sox are about to be swept by the Yankees, because they’re trailing 4-3 in the game, and the great closer Mariano Rivera is on the mound. But he walks Kevin Millar on five pitches to lead off the inning, and Red Sox manager Terry Francona turns to Roberts, winks and says, “You know what to do.”

Looking back on the moment, Roberts has said, “Wills once told me that there will come a point in my career when everyone in the ballpark will know that I have to steal a base, and I will steal that base. When I got out there, I knew that was what Maury Wills was talking about.”

Lions K Matt Prater made 1 of the most dramatic field goals you’ll ever see

Matt Prater attempted a 56-yard field goal Monday night and it would’ve missed if the Detroit Lions kicker came up even a fraction of an inch shorter. Instead, he got a deflection off the middle of the upright that bounced to the left and just barely through.

It was basically the football equivalent of a basketball circling the rim five times before finally falling through.

For Prater, it was a 12th consecutive successful field goal from 50 yards or longer, but ultimately in the grand scheme, the stakes weren’t too high. It was a kick at the end of the first half of a Week 2 game to extend a lead for the Lions.

Imagine if a game-winning field goal attempt ricocheted up in the air like that and everyone was holding their breath to see which side it would land on. I know what I’ll be rooting for at the end of every game from now on.

On the night in question, the woman texted her friend who had accompanied her that evening and asked her to lie to police about what had occurred.

“If they ask he dragged me out of my car,” the text read. The friend later texted Elliott’s accuser to ask if she wanted her to lie. The accuser said yes.

The witness statements from that night contradicted her version of events, too. Of the five eyewitnesses who gave statements, including the woman’s friend, none corroborated Elliott’s accuser’s story. All five witnesses said no contact occurred between the woman and Elliott on that night.

The friend also confirmed that the woman had been involved in a physical altercation with another woman at a club earlier in the evening. Elliott told police that the woman’s bruises were the result of that fight.

Jaguars say WR Allen Robinson suffered injury to ACL in left knee

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson sustained an injury to the ACL in his left knee during Jacksonville’s 29-7 win over the Houston Texans, the team announced.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are feeling pretty good about their pass rush. So much so that they’ve changed their Twitter name.

The Jaguars’ defense sacked the Texans six times while the offense kept Blake Bortles clean and hammered away with rookie Leonard Fournette.
Coach Doug Marrone will have additional updates during a Monday afternoon conference call, according to the team.

He did not — and the courts will not — consider the merits of the domestic violence accusations against Elliott that prompted the league to suspend him for six games. The legal battle is simply over the disciplinary process.

Elliott rushed 24 times for 104 yards and added 36 yards receiving in the Cowboys’ season-opening win over the Giants on Sunday night.

San Francisco lost the debut of its new head coach, but new starting QB Brian Hoyer and the rest of the team’s wholesale new parts at wideout (Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor), tight end (George Kittle), running back (Matt Breida) and fullback (Kyle Juszczyk) weren’t as lost as the score indicates. There were a lot of disconnects, as everything beyond holdover feature back Carlos Hyde was out of sync. The versatile talent and depth will lead to big plays and better days soon.

Panthers: “Cam Newton still looks off in this offense.”steelers_120

Rob Gronkowski’s new deal with the Patriots could make him the highest-paid TE in the NFL

A year ago, the New England Patriots picked up an option on tight end Rob Gronkowski’s contract — something he called “a pay cut.” Now he’s getting a raise. The Patriots and the four-time Pro Bowler agreed on a contract extension, and it’s structured in a way that will reward Gronkowski for being healthy enough to play and for contributing on the field.

The contract will pay Gronkowski up to $10.75 million per year if he’s able to hit certain benchmarks, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that those targets include playing 90 percent of the Patriots’ offensive snaps, or hauling in 80 catches, or racking up 1,200 yards, or being named an All-Pro.

Despite that, the widespread belief after the season was that the Bills would release Taylor. He got benched in Week 17 thanks via management edict; they didn’t want to risk him getting hurt and forcing the team to payout his full $30.75 million guarantee. In the end, they did keep him albeit with a reworked contract to take away a mountain of guaranteed money. Now, he gets $15.5 million in guaranteed money and a wad of incentives after 2017, essentially making it a one-year deal.

It’s possible that this is just a motivational tactic the tired, old NFL say about forcing everyone to compete for the jobs. However, that one’s usually reserved for highly drafted rookies this time of year, not veteran quarterbacks who have given the Bills the best two-year stretch of QB play the team’s had since Jim Kelly had the job.

Here’s an idea — give the guy a vote of confidence in the press. In a league where there aren’t enough above average quarterbacks for all 32 teams, Taylor clearly gives the Bills their best shot to win now and even into the future.


Who is Myles Garrett? 11 fun facts about the likely No. 1 NFL Draft pick

Former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick to the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft, his agent has told SB Nation. Aside from being a former five-star recruit and accounting for 48.5 tackles for a loss in three seasons during his Aggie career, there are a lot of fun and interesting facts about Garrett.

“He marches to a different beat,” A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said, via USA Today, “and he plays that way, too.”

Lynch can do it on the field, too. With 9,112 career rushing yards, 83 total touchdowns, and five Pro Bowl selections, he has been one of the most dominant backs of the past decade. But after a yearlong hiatus from football, it’s fair to doubt that Lynch will be the same player he was with the Seahawks.

That’s not to say Lynch can’t succeed with the Raiders, but there are a few questions that need to be answered before the signing lives up to the hype.

A year off from football can be framed as a plus: By sitting out in 2016, Lynch gave his body a break from taking (and delivering) punishing hits. But it can also mean the running back has some rust to shake off.

The Cardinals, who have the No. 13 and No. 45 picks in the draft, could pair him with Tyrann Mathieu to create the NFL’s most athletic safety tandem. The Buccaneers need someone who can roam from sideline to sideline to deter division rival quarterbacks Drew Brees, Cam Newton, and Matt Ryan; they pick at No. 19 and No. 50. Washington was hot garbage when it came to its deep coverage last fall and could scoop Peppers at No. 17 or No. 49.


NFL Draft 2017: 22 prospects, 13 NCAA coaches invited to Philadelphia

Myles Garrett won’t be attending the NFL Draft, but there are 22 top prospects who will be in Philadelphia.

I’m not sure which is funnier, their adventures, or Nick’s narrative style. They’ve also got another video of Odell Beckham Jr.

Had a Blast with the family during the Trip Thx for turning up with us and supporting us
Apparently the two, or Rue at least, are good friends with the Giants receiver.

Of course, now that we know Davis and Beckham Jr. in on the fun, the rest of the videos of alleged shoplifting attempts and one of the pranksters stealing a monkey are a bit less believable.

Doesn’t matter, though, because these guys have already sealed their place on the meme calendar.

“I went on my visit and I absolutely fell in love.”

Adams State is led by former Cardinals quarterback Timm Rosenbach, who is the head coach.

“I never heard of it before,” Rosenbach said about Longo being the first female in college football history awarded an NCAA football scholarship out of high school. “I don’t look at it that way. My wife is a former pro athlete. I see her as a football player who earned it.”