Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kam Chancellor will undergo further testing on his neck this summer

The Seahawks still don’t know whether Kam Chancellor will play this season.
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The safety will undergo further testing this summer to determine his future, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said Monday.
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He’s going to Authentic Brad Marchand Jersey have a scan I think it’s either late June or early July, Schneider said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

Sanchez, who’s currently a free agent without a team and facing a four-game suspension at the start of 2018 for violating the league’s banned substance policy, is coming off short, unmemorable stints with the Eagles, Broncos, Cowboys and Bears in the past three seasons. He has a 37-35 record in 72 career starts, but is 18-23 since those first two seasons and has started just 10 games in the past three years.

Among the other USC quarterbacks drafted in recent years, Cassel, who was a seventh-round pick in 2005, has a 36-45 record as a starter, Barkley, a fourth-round pick in 2013, is 1-5 in his six starts, and Kessler, a third-round pick in 2016, is 0-8.

The Colts traded down from No. 3 to No. 6 and picked up three second-round picks from the Jets in the process, so they’re going to get a lot more talent out of this draft. Nelson was a good start.

Both Markman and Yook were excited about the heavy New York interest in the event and Mayfield has been linked closely to the Jets. The Jets likely will take one of the quarterbacks, while it’s unclear which direction the Giants will head: Quarterback, trading down, Saquon Barkley and Chubb all appear legitimate possibilities.

The true domino is going to begin at No. 2 with the Giants, Yook said. That’s where the draft really begins. Chaos is a good thing for the draft. So, for us, it’d be great if they traded down.Common sense is the complete stranger from whom we’ve grown apart.
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This week, perhaps the same as you, I learned something I never before considered, let alone gave a first thought: The expression cotton pickin’鈥?鈥?as in wait a cotton pickin’ minute 鈥?is racially insensitive, if not a free-standing racist expression.

Rodriguez should have thanked Bud Selig and MLBPA boss Donald Fehr for green-lighting the steroids era.

I don’t like bullies. Never did. Doesn’t matter if they’re Mike Francesa, Rex Ryan, LaVar Ball, Chris Christie, Bobby Knight or Popeye’s nemesis, Bluto.
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Blame my parents. That’s how they raised me, invoking the old Treat others as you’d have them treat you thing. Shame on them, I suppose.

Best Interruption of Play-By-Play for a Special Announcement: Doc Emrick, during NBC’s Flyers-Penguins, quickly referenced the annoying, reverberating pounding by a fan against a hollow floor with, How would you like to be sitting next to that guy? Then right black to the game, Puck played by Giroux 鈥?

Greatest Emphasis on the Statistically Irrelevant: At halftime of Kansas State versus Loyola Chicago, CBS stressed that K-State had scored 12 points off turnovers to Loyola’s zero. Wow! That, however, did not explain why K-State was down 12.

But TV always would have us believe that stats make games, when it’s the opposite. K-State turned it over only six times to Loyola’s 15, yet Loyola won by 16.

NCAA Student-Athletics Coincidence of the Week: USC, which in January fired assistant basketball coach Tony Bland after he was arrested for bribery by the FBI, this week replaced Bland with Eric Mobley, a regular on the malodorous AAU scene 鈥?oh, and the father of three anticipated top recruits.
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Best Explanation of the Totally Unexpected: CBS/Turner analyst Chris Webber said Loyola Chicago’s offensive success has been predicated on off-the-ball movement, thus, All five are live options.

While he was at it, Rodriguez should have thanked Bud Selig and MLBPA boss Donald Fehr for green-lighting the steroids era.
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Add Rodriguez (FOX, ESPN) to the list of hires 鈥?Ray Lewis (ESPN, FOX), Pete Rose (FOX), Cris Carter (ESPN, FOX), Randy Moss (FOX, ESPN), Bobby Knight (ESPN), Warren Sapp (CBS/Showtime, NFL Network) 鈥?whose notorious misdeeds once would have disqualified them from TV employment, but are now unconscionably in demand.

Inns and hotels across the Island reported close to 100 percent occupancy levels over the Passover/Easter weekend beginning March 30, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). Tourism has been up and running for months now and we are definitely roaring, Carla Campos, acting executive director of the Jim Plunkett Youth jersey Puerto Rico Tourism Company, told Moneyish. More than 120 hotels, 4,000 restaurants, 13 golf courses and 15 casinos are open for business.

Sloppy Sixers sneak past Miami Heat for 3-1 series lead

Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years, JJ Redick scored 24 points and the  Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to move within a victory of the second round.

And then a 23-foot jumper over Ben Simmons to seal the win with 47.9 seconds left, trash-talking comedian and Philadelphia native Kevin Hart afterward.

“That’s what defines Dwyane Wade,” Spoelstra said. “We’ve seen that so much before over his career, and he’s not going to be logging the 40 minutes a game that he used to. But in these compact minutes, he can settle the group with his experience and his level of experience just to add a little bit of calm for some of our young guys.

“It was meant to be this kind of game for every single minute tonight; he needed to reach back and have one of those games. He has a great maturity and great presence to understand that it might be different the next game — and facilitate, he will do that as well. It was a very calming effect on the rest of our guys.”

Heat veteran Udonis Haslem sits at the locker next to Wade. On Monday night, he marveled at the throwback performance.

“He’s a guy that lives in moments,” Haslem said. “When you think about the career that he’s had, there’s those moments. And when we’re in those moments, there’s no person I’d rather have on my side than him.”

“In the old days, people would shoot you in the head (for taking a guard). You were considered brain dead and they’d drag you out by your toes,” Gettleman said.

“Is it ever too early to take a great player? You know my philosophy: Big men allow you to compete and you have to build your lines. I’m going to build this team from the inside out. ”

It’s not just the Redskins that Gettleman sees as smart in the NFC East Division.

The rival  Eagles won  Super Bowl LII on the strength of depth along the offensive line — surviving an  injury to left tackle Jason Peters — and a defensive line that never tired.

“Both fronts, let’s go,” Gettleman said. “Because again, those three truths don’t change: You’ve got to run the ball, you’ve got to defend the run and rush the passer. So, everyone else wants to talk about skill guys, and I want to talk about hog mollies.” steelers_050

NFL regular-season schedule coming Thursday

The when will be attached to the who and the where soon.
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The NFL has announced that the 256-game regular-season schedule will be released on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.

I personally believe Robinson; NFL reporters with a solid track record rarely make things up, especially when there is an endless supply of stories to report and opinions to craft. Rodgers’ effort to dismiss the report in sly, subtle, and sarcastic fashion serves only to make me believe it even more.

That said, I don’t fault Rodgers for being pissed about not getting a fair chance to speak his mind about the firings of Van Pelt and Nelson. Heck, I’d be pissed if it were me, and I’d expect Rodgers to be pissed if I were the Packers.

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For more, here’s Tuesday’s PFT PM podcast, featuring an in-depth conversation with Robinson, along with plenty of other content and answers to plenty of your questions.

Hopefully they go back and realize it’s not going to be a functional rule that’s going to make sense, Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander told ESPN. It’s going to be hard on the refs, because they already have enough rules to call. Now, do they call it every single play, which they can do?

The fundamental problem comes from the fact that football players don’t want to play the game standing straight upright like, well, foosball players.

It’s definitely going to be hard, because our heads are at the top of our body, Alexander said. You play with forward lean. Even if I’m coming in with a shoulder, if [the offensive player] drops his head a little bit, it’s slight helmet-to-helmet. It can be called every single play. I just don’t think it was well thought out. The intention of the rule is great, but we have to understand at some point, this is a collision, contact sport. And I think that’s some of the allure to it. Everybody is not built to play this game. You can’t legislate out every injury. Then we wouldn’t be playing football. At that point, it changes to something different. If the fans and the owners are OK with that, then we’ll have to live in that new world.

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Washington waives Otha Peters, Orion Stewart

Washington waived linebacker Otha Peters and safety Orion Stewart on Friday.
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Authentic Youth Nick Vannett Jersey Peters, 24, played in three games last season after being promoted to the 53-player roster on December 12. Washington first signed him to the practice squad on November 13.

He began his NFL career with the Seahawks, but they waived him at the end of the preseason.

As the Bucks get set for Game 2 on Tuesday in Boston, Antetokounmpo is hopeful that his team can clean up the mistakes that forced it into such a precarious position in the first place. Notably, the Bucks turned the ball over 20 times and were outrebounded by the Celtics 45-42.

We got to take care of the ball in Game 2, Antetokounmpo said. Hopefully we can get back and rebound the ball because when we rebound the ball, we’re really dangerous; we can run, we can do a lot of things. So hopefully in Game 2, we can rebound the ball, too.

Elite Kids Joe Berger Jersey I came in with an open mind. I understand Bill runs a tight ship, and he hasn’t been known to pay his players, really. I understood that I gave money back to him so I could play for him and play for my teammates and fulfill my side of the contract, and at the end of the day, I had faith that he was going to give me an opportunity to stay, Amendola said. When free agency broke, I came to the realization that he wasn’t going to really come close to any of the other offers I had. I had to make a decision for my family and go down to Miami and continue my career there.

Amendola spent five seasons in New England, and his totals of 61 catches and 659 yards last season were the best of any of those seasons. He then added 26 catches for 348 yards in three postseason games. He played very well for the Patriots, just not well enough to convince them he is worth what the Dolphins were offering.

As for the trade talk affecting Beckham, Shurmur said, I’m not worried about it. I really believe that Odell is a professional, he wants to be great and he understands the importance of the offseason. He’s a competitive Womens Terrence Brooks Jersey guy. He’s a professional and I’m glad he’s here.

Manning has two years remaining on his contract and Beckham is entering the fifth and final year of his deal, set to get paid $8.45 million for the 2017 season. Beckham is seeking a long-term commitment to make him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. How long he stays in town, and how much he participates in the later stages of the program, remains to be seen.

Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1 for 3-0 lead

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For three games, the San Jose Sharks have had more speed, discipline and depth than the Anaheim Ducks.
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If they can repeat that formula for one more game, the Sharks will move onto the second round of the playoffs.

Joonas Donskoi scored one goal and set up another to start a four-goal barrage in the second period and the Sharks raced past Anaheim for the third straight game, beating the Ducks 8-1 on Monday night for a 3-0 series lead.

We understand there’s a lot of work to do, captain Joe Pavelski said. Eliminating teams is always tough. That’s kind of where our mindset shifts, I think. We’ll see a few things that we can do better, and a few things we’re doing well. That commitment from us is going to go a long way to stay with what we’re doing.

San Jose will look to complete the sweep in Game 4 at home Wednesday night. Only four NHL teams have lost a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games with the Sharks the last to do it in 2014 in the first round against Los Angeles.

All of the stories had one central theme: the folksy Jackson’s establishing a kinship with his listeners.

He connected with you in a way that people have a hard time connecting, former Washington State University quarterback Jason Gesser said. Jackson graduated from WSU in 1954 after serving as a Brett Anderson Jersey mechanic in the U.S. Marines.

He’s been throwing the ball OK, Lovullo said. I know by Robbie’s standards, he would be the first to say that he hasn’t been as successful as he was last year. But I know that he is working as hard as he possibly can to make that happen as quickly as he possibly can.

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Stratton is coming off his best career outing, a 7-0 victory at San Diego in which he gave up only one hit — a single — in seven innings. He struck out four and walked three in his longest career outing.

Dimitri Patterson is showing more fight in court than he did on the field.

The former NFL cornerback has filed suit in Orlando against multiple news organizations, including last week against ESPN, for defamation after they published stories in August on his allegedly trying to dash out of a Miami-Dade courtroom.

Patterson is seeking $50 million in damages from ESPN for its story, in which then-reporter James Walker cited police in saying Patterson injured two officers while trying to leave the family court to avoid being arrested. The Miami Herald, which Patterson is also suing, reported the same details, again citing police. Other sites, including The Post, picked up on the reports.

The 34-year-old Patterson was a journeyman from 2005 to 2013, with stints in Washington, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Miami. He also was with the Jets in a memorably short stint in 2014, when he disappeared from training camp and went AWOL for two days. When he returned, he ripped then-coach Rex Ryan and -GM John Idzik, saying his agent had alerted them of his whereabouts.

The Jets cut him shortly afterward.

It was the fans who made Amirante’s most famous moment with the Rangers: his anthem before Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, as the team was one win away from breaking a 54-year championship drought. The fans drowned him out. Amirante would later say it was the highlight of his career, even if his performance was rendered inaudible.

As for singing the anthem, which he did countless times at New York sporting events, Amirante contended it wasn’t a difficult song. “The problem is most people think too much about it,” he told Newsday in 2014. “I sing it like I’m saying my prayers at night. It just comes out.”

Amirante’s last performance at the Garden was on Feb. 25, before a Rangers game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Arnovitz: The Sixers have been hearing the murmurs — the playoffs are different and teams will lay off Ben Simmons, give him the Rajon Rondo treatment and force him to shoot. But you can’t sag on speed, and when Simmons gets rumbling in the open court, a defense has far more to worry about than a pull-up jumper from the Sixers point guard. Yes, Simmons will have some problem-solving puzzles to work against more prepared defenses, but he’ll find ways to hurt opponents, perimeter shots be damned.

Colin Kaepernick’s chance to work out for the Seahawks has blown up, with differing accounts as to the cause.

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The free-agent quarterback was set to work out with Seattle this week, but the team postponed his trip after Kaepernick declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem, reported. A source told the website the Seahawks are still considering bringing Kaepernick in for a tryout.
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The trip, which had been set up by the Seahawks two weeks ago, hit a snag when the team asked about Kaepernick’s anthem-kneeling intentions next season. Kaepernick was unwilling to guarantee he would stand.

ESPN+ will not offer any of the regular, top games and programming you see on ESPN’s legacy channels (ESPN, ESPN2, etc.). Instead, it is offering games that might have niche appeal. This is why the hype seems to outweigh the initial product.

If you are a cord-cutter, ESPN+ does not give you ESPN, but instead a collection of mostly not-ready-for-primetime games and some added docs (like the aforementioned Kobe specials).

ESPN+’s set of live games are not premiere ones as, for example, there is one MLB game per day offered. They are not team specific, and out-of-market fans likely would just stay with an MLB.TV plan, if they wanted that, meaning if you are a Yankees fan living in Kansas, you would stay with the MLB.TV package.

Kristan Ware, who spent three seasons as a cheerleader with the Dolphins, said in her complaint that she was held to a different standard because of her religious views and her gender, The New York Times reported. Ware’s final season came in 2017.

Ware stated in her Phil Esposito Jersey complaint that the team’s cheerleading director, Dorie Grogan, ridiculed and disciplined her after she posted a photo of herself on social media being baptized in the offseason, according to the newspaper.

There is a sense of manipulation, where any time you raised a concern, it was like, ‘All we need is a pretty girl to wear the uniform. You’re completely replaceable, so if you have a problem with it, leave. 100 other girls want your spot,’ Ware told The Washington Post. I want to make a positive difference where these girls can have their dreams come true without compromising who they are. The silence needs to end. The intimidation needs to end.

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Some statistics seem to contradict this idea.

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Breakaway Percentage is also revealing on a couple of levels. Barkley is absolutely a home Authentic Nikita Zadorov Jersey run hitter, capable of taking any play to the house, but he also finds himself involved in a number of negative plays.

PFF also took a statistical look at Barkley’s ability to break contact at or behind the line of scrimmage and found that he averaged 0.46 yards per carry in those instances. He was also hit at or behind the line on 44.5 percent of his carries, a very high rate.

I’ve been able to confirm Florio’s reporting from a source familiar with the situation. The source said Reid was stunned at the brazenness of Brown’s questioning.

The dumb handling of the protests doesn’t stop there. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Thursday the Seahawks were going to bring in Kaepernick for a workout but changed their minds after Kaepernick informed the team he wasn’t going to cease his peaceful protesting:
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The NFL just can’t get it right on this. Because it makes decisions based on fear, instead of facts, the league continues to mishandle the protesting. The owners聽believe players shouldn’t have the right to be more than players, certainly not if it hurts their business. And they believe protesting hurts their business. Make no mistake, that’s why owners don’t want the protests. It’s about control and money.

Ravens get low-risk deal with Robert Griffin, giving him one-year, $1 million

The Ravens were looking for an inexpensive option behind Joe Flacco, and they got that in Robert Griffin III.
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We’re excited about it, Ravens coach Nick Boyle Jersey John Harbaugh said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. We felt like we needed a No. 2 quarterback. I’m really feeling like we got a steal. I felt like he really wanted to be a Raven.

The game has also been played in Jacksonville and Tampa, but has been in Charlotte seven of the last eight years, with the only exception in 2016 when the state’s since-revoked HB2 policy caused the conference to pull the game at the last minute and play it in Orlando.
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The Panthers agreed to a hard-tether through 2019 with the city of Charlotte in exchange for $87.5 million for renovations, but the reality is the stadium is not in such condition that it needs to be replaced anytime soon.

That won’t keep a new owner from trying to squeeze the locals for more money, of course, and the track record of Charlotte’s city government is that it will hand the guy a blank check before he even asks for one.

Obviously they’ve all seen me throw the past couple of months and throughout my collegiate career, but Pro Day is just one thing more to check off the box.

So is dispelling concerns about his accuracy, which is one of the biggest knocks on Allen after he failed to complete better than 57 percent of his passes during two seasons as a Cowboys starter before turning pro early.

Allen said he has improved through several months of predraft work with QB coach (and NFL reserve) Jordan Palmer.

Griffin, 28, has 40 career starts, going 15-25 with Washington and Cleveland.

Brent Seabrook scored Chicago’s goal.