Month: June 2018

Janoris Jenkins’ brother charged with aggravated manslaughter

Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins’ brother has gone from a person of interest in the investigation of the death of Roosevelt Rene to being charged with aggravated manslaughter.
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Based on what we’ve seen from the seventh-year corner and special teams ace, it should pay dividends this year. In case you forgot, Bethel has earned three Pro Bowl nods and tallied four interceptions (three returned for touchdowns) during his Cardinals tenure. And during Falcons minicamp, he was back it (see below):

A year ago, all the talk heading into training camp was the battle brewing at right guard – and that it was going to last through camp. It pretty much did – until Wes Schweitzer was named the starter. Then the 2017 season happened, which included a number of different line rotations due to injuries. So when free agency came along, the Falcons went out and signed Brandon Fusco to a three-year deal worth a reported $12.75 million. Fusco, who is 6-foot-4 and 306 pounds, brings a ton of experience to the table, starting 80 of 83 games with the 49ers. He also solidifies that right guard spot and joins center Alex Mack, left guard Andy Levitre, left tackle Jake Matthews and right tackle Ryan Schraeder. If that group can stay healthy, it’ll go a long way in helping this team fulfill its potential in 2018.

They hope to do the same this summer.

Diggs enters the final year of his deal due to make only $1.91 million in base salary this season. Barr is in the final year of his with a $12.31 million base.

The Vikings also could look to lock up center Nick Easton long term. He will make $2.914 million under the second-round tender.

In 2017, Hooper’s production continued to increase as he became more involved in the Falcons’ offense. Hooper caught 49 passes for 526 yards and three touchdowns in his second season, Cooper Kupp Authentic Jersey showing a noticeable increase in receptions and receiving yards, but a handful of negative Authentic Devin Harris Jersey plays have seemingly overshadowed that improvement.

To his credit, Hooper is not shying away from those mistakes. In fact, he’s intent on making sure they don’t happen again.

Brandon Bryant draws 14 teams to his Pro Day

Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant drew 14 teams to his Pro Day on Monday.
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The Rams, Browns, Falcons, Jets, Giants, 49ers, Colts, Steelers, Saints, Jaguars, Texans, Raiders, Ravens and Washington scouted Bryant, Chase Goodbred of NFL Media reports. Bryant measured 5-11, weighed 207 pounds, ran 40 times of 4.45 and 4.52 and had a 34-inch vertical and a 10 foot, 3 inch broad jump.

Bryant, Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal and Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander are eligible for the NFL’s Supplemental Draft, which is set for July 11.

The last player selected in the supplemental draft was offensive tackle Isaiah Battle, who went to the Rams in the fifth round in 2015.

You just never know with these things and whether we’ll do anything at all or do something, McPhee said. You’re sort of venturing into an area where there’s all kinds of things going on and you don’t know how it’s going to go. There’s no urgency for us to do anything. We like the team we have, we like the Dwight Clark Youth Jersey model we have. If we can make it better by doing something that makes sense, then we’ll do it.

The Hall of Fame quarterback revealed five years ago that doctors had diagnosed him with oral cancer. He was cancer-free from September 2014 until March when tests revealed a recurrence.

He has undergone several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation therapy since initially being diagnosed.

Trade interest in Jeff Skinner remains strong. Plan is to see where Tavares lands. Perhaps, interest increases from those who don’t get JT.Liam Kirk has become the first player born and trained in England to be selected in the NHL draft.

The Arizona Coyotes picked the 18-year-old left wing 189th overall on Saturday with their seventh-round pick.

Kirk was home, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean about 4,600 miles away from Dallas, when he was drafted.

The 6-foot, 161-pound Kirk played this season for Sheffield Steelers in the Elite Ice Hockey League, the highest level of competition in the United Kingdom. He had nine goals and seven assists Womens Marty Mcsorley Jersey in 52 games for the Steelers in his second season with the team.

Which teams have a chance to win the next two Super Bowls?

Inspired by Brooks Keopka winning the last two U.S. Opens, Monday’s PFT Live draft posed this question: Which NFL teams have the best chance to win the next two Super Bowls? Yes, no team has won two Super Bowls in a row since 2003-04.
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And the Eagles didn’t make the list in large part because they’ve already won one; winning the next two would give them three. Which has never happened. So click the thing in the thing to see who Simms and yours truly picked, and to chime in with your own views or to call our selections kooky. Or to otherwise insult either of us. Or to insult Stats. Not for any specific reason. Just because he’s Stats.

When the Miami Dolphins fired Joe Philbin in 2015, Campbell (then the team’s tight ends coach) took over as interim head coach. Campbell’s Dolphins went 5-7 over the rest of that season—not terrible by any means, but not enough to land him the permanent job.

Campbell, who cut his teeth as a player under the great Bill Parcells, has an old-school coaching style. The 42-year-old is the tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints at the moment, although he nearly got a second bite at the head coaching apple this offseason after the Josh McDaniels fiasco unfolded in Indianapolis.

[That] tthey traded a third-round pick [for] Tyrod just doesn’t make sense, Mayfield said on the said on the ThomaHawk Show (via Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith). We got a lot more out of that than anybody else could. The guy that he is for this franchise, for all of our teammates is unbelievable. For me to watch him and learn him has been great. He sets the bar high, shows up, his work ethic, it’s a great situation for me to come into to have someone like that. It’s good for me.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner’s history suggests the rookie will compete and eventually earn the job at some point during his initial campaign. He may well do so. What the Browns need now, though, is a steadying presence after churning through so many different quarterbacks since the team’s 1999 rebirth. 

If and when the Browns offense struggles—which may be less than previous years due to an electric skill group now featuring Jarvis Landry, Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb to go along with Josh Gordon, David Njoku and Duke Johnson—Mayfield will get his chance. The 6’0 signal-caller might lack premium physical tools, but Casey Hayward Authentic Jersey he’s a highly efficient passer with deadly accuracy. 
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Watch: Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins fouls ball off teeth, spits up blood

Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins had a rough night Monday going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, but it was his final at-bat that really left a mark.

On a 1-2 count against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Hoskins took a big swing at an inside fastball. What resulted was a foul tip directly into his mouth.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Bogaerts is day-to-day and added Bogaerts was due for a day off Saturday night, anyway.

As you might have guessed from the 6.75 ERA in five starts against Boston, Red Sox hitters have strong numbers in their at-bats against Leake. Rafael Devers is 3-for-5 (.600) with a homer, Brock Holt 4-for-9 (.444), Bogaerts 5-for-12 (.417), Benintendi 3-for-8 (.375), J.D. Martinez 4-for-11 (.364) with a homer, and Mookie Betts 3-for-9 (.333). Eduardo Nunez is just 2-for-9 (.222).

For the Mariners, Dee Gordon is 4-for-5 (.800), Segura 3-for-6 (.500) and Ben Gamel 3-for-7 (.429) against Rodriguez, but Mitch Haniger is 0-for-6, Ryon Healy 1-for-12 (.083), Nelson Cruz 1-for-10 (.100), Guillermo Heredia 2-for-12 (.167) and Kyle Seager 2-for-9 (.222).

Both weekend games could be threatened by rain that is expected to be in the area throughout the weekend.

Attached to the comment from Brady’s verified Instagram account were three monkey emojis, which according to Unicode are the three wise monkeys of the proverb, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. also notes that the speak-no-evil monkey is sometimes used as a playful ‘I didn’t want to say that’ expression, or to express my lips are sealed/I won’t say anything.

Brady’s comment matches what he told ESPN senior writer Ian O’Connor in May 2017, when he said, I always said my mid-40s, and naturally that means around 45. If I get there and I still feel like I do today, I don’t see why I wouldn’t want to continue.

In his interview with Winfrey that aired Sunday, Brady acknowledged there could be something else that is a significant part of his decision-making process: his three children.

As long as I’m still loving it. As long as I’m loving the training and preparation and willing to make the commitment. But it’s also, I think what I’ve alluded to a lot in the [‘Tom vs. Time’] docuseries was there’s other things happening in my life, too. I do have kids that I love, and I don’t want to be a dad that’s not there driving my kids to their games, Brady said in the interview.

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Lions’ young CBs trending toward bigger roles

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have been blessed with a unique level of continuity in the team’s secondary. After re-signing safety Tavon Wilson and cornerback Nevin Lawson, the Lions essentially Womens Christian Laettner Jersey return the starting five that has shared the field much of the past three years.
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Will Eagles have a joint practice this season?

Arians had publicly expressed interest in the gig after Telesco was hired.

He talked up Darnold adjusting to being under center rather than out of the shotgun, that he never makes the same mistake twice, as virtually everyone around the Jets has said. When asked for one thing that has stood out so far, Bates pointed to Darnold’s quick-thinking and ability to ad-lib.

His suddenness, Bates said. If you watch his college tape, he has the ability to make plays off schedule. He’s just very sudden. If he sees a guy open, the ball is out now. I kind of describe him as a very sudden player. There’s not a lot of wasted thought process, as you go from him thinking to releasing the ball.

As owners, investors, and partners in this incredible opportunity, we plan to change the game of baseball and impact the lives of kids everywhere, Wilson said in a statement Friday.

The Portland Diamond Project has already placed bids on potential stadium sites and said it plans to build an 8,000-unit apartment complex in tandem with a new venue.

Wilson said the opportunity Dragan Bender Authentic Jersey to help bring a second MLB franchise to the Pacific Northwest reminds me of being a father.

I can’t think of any better way to share family memories than at the ballpark, he said. I recall dreaming big as a child, my dad made sure I knew I could achieve anything I set my mind to, just as the guys on the big field did. With this project, we want to inspire others to feel the same way. We’ll build a community where all families are welcomed, a place where many championships will be won, legends never forgotten, a foundation for winning.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has said he wants to get the league from 30 to 32 teams, and last year mentioned Portland as a city that would be on the list for possible expansion.

Rutgers’ Pat Hobbs: New facility is ‘about momentum’

Rutgers mailbag: Which true freshmen can have instant impact?
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Making things even more daunting for the Scarlet Knights: They play at Wisconsin before Womens Akiem Hicks Jersey beginning that three-game run. And against Northwestern before the Badgers. So if they want to make a bowl game, it’s in their best interest to get it out of the way early.

At the latter, Fowler even brought along a famous pal: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Fun fact that may surprise you: Thomas has had a historically great start to his NFL career. His 92/1,137/9 campaign in 2016 set Saints rookie records across the board. Last season, he added 1,245 more yards and another Saints record with 104 receptions. He has more catches in his first two seasons (196) than anyone in NFL history. Thomas can still get better, and Drew Brees is going to make sure the young man eats.

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He finished the night with two walks but just one strikeout, his third time this season striking out two batters or less. He stayed at 4-5 but his ERA jumped to 4.98, the worst in the Yankees’ rotation.

It bolstered Steinbrenner’s claim, which he made at the Major League Baseball owners meetings in Manhattan. Steinbrenner told reporters the team has the money to acquire a starting pitcher but that its not particularly looking to part with any of its rich prospect base.

It’s so special for me. I was able to celebrate my birthday the other day. It’s just been a really good weekend for us. My grand baby was able to travel up here. It was the first time in the last few years where I was invited to Old-Timers’ Day and I wasn’t coaching. Everybody was like, ‘We gotta go to New York.’ It’s just turned into a wonderful, special time for us.

Giving Joe Flacco a six-year, $120 million contract in 2013

The Baltimore Ravens probably felt they had no choice at the time. After all, Flacco had just thrown 11 touchdowns to zero interceptions in four playoff games while leading the team to victory in Super Bowl XLVII. Can’t imagine a better way for a quarterback to ride into free agency in his prime.
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So general manager Ozzie Newsome made Flacco the highest-paid player in NFL history (at the time), despite his 86.3 career passer rating, and despite the fact that he’d never been to a Pro Bowl. 

Five years later, Flacco’s career passer rating has dropped to 84.1, and he’s still never been to a Pro Bowl. That’s saying a lot, considering they now hand out Pro Bowl invites like participation trophies.

But, somehow, those nasty gales surprised the United States Golf Association and the man in charge. Mike Davis went on Fox after the final putt mercifully landed in the cup and tried to explain why, exactly, the 118th rendition of this proud event had become a clown show.

But Whitworth has to be the walker causing the most regret, because after signing a reasonable three-year, $33.8 million deal with the Rams, the four-time Pro Bowl left tackle was a first-team All-Pro in Los Angeles in 2017. He’s aging like an exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Meanwhile, his replacement in Cincinnati, Cedric Ogbuehi, was Marc-Edouard Vlasic Womens Jersey a mess for much of his first full season on quarterback Andy Dalton’s blind side. Ogbuehi’s fifth-year option for 2019 wasn’t exercised after the 2015 first-round pick ranked in the bottom 10 among qualified offensive tackles in terms of pass-blocking efficiency the last two years, according to Pro Football Focus. Wesley Walker Jersey That’s far from ideal, considering Dalton has always struggled under pressure.

Every NFL Team’s Most Underpaid Player

The game behind the game—the one fought in all 32 NFL front offices—revolves around dough. Good teams get the most out of their dollars, while bad ones often overspend on players who fail to live up to expectations.

It’s not rocket science, but it’s harder than it looks, which is why there’s so much turnover in this league. 

But every franchise has at least one player outperforming his contract. Most of them are on rookie deals, indicating draft triumph. Others were steals in free agency, indicating savvy on the open market.

The 2016 second-round pick followed up a three-interception, two-touchdown rookie season with another three-pick campaign in which he made the Pro Bowl while ranking sixth in the league with 91 solo tackles. Not bad for a dude who turned 23 in November. 

All three air in for big paydays, but Jones has made a larger impact than the underpaid Jarrett and Coleman. In fact, 25 Falcons players are paid more than him, despite the fact that only three—quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and center Alex Mack—were more valuable last year when it came to PFR’s approximate value.  

The 24-year-old originally was facing two felony domestic violence charges and a felony weapons charge in the case before his former girlfriend recanted accusations she made against him. A judge dismissed the felony charges and reduced the weapons charge to a misdemeanor after hearing the ex-girlfriend’s testimony during Foster’s preliminary hearing last month.

In addition, prosecutors in Alabama dropped a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge against Foster stemming from his arrest in January.

Although Foster’s legal troubles are now behind him, the former first-round draft selection still faces potential NFL discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy.

We continue to monitor all developments in the matter which remains under review, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Foster missed the early portion of the 49ers ‘ offseason program but rejoined the team May 24 after his felony charges were dismissed.

It hit close to home for those who have known him only a short time.

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The Cubs trail the NL Central-leading Brewers by a half-game heading into a three-game series at Milwaukee starting on Monday.

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 3.00 ERA) makes his second start of the season as San Francisco begins a four-game series at Miami. He’s 2/3 with a 4.73 ERA in in seven starts against Miami.
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Nationals: RHP Tanner Roark (3-6, 3.56 ERA) makes his first career start against the Yankees Tuesday night.J.D. Martinez hits 21st HR as Red Sox beat White Sox 4-2

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Jose Martinez’s third-inning RBI single originally was ruled the first out of an inning-ending double play after left fielder Jesse Winker made Authentic Braydon Coburn Jersey what looked like a spectacular leaping catch at the wall and Tommy Pham was doubled off second base. Replays showed the ball caromed off the wall first, leaving Martinez with his sixth RBI of the series.

Carlos Martinez went into the game with a league-leading nine hit batsmen and reached double figures by grazing Eugenio Suarez in the third.

The Cardinals got a gift run when RF Scott Schebler’s throw on a short flyout skipped off C Tucker Barnhart’s glove and the 6-foot-5 Garrett, a former college basketball player at St. John’s who was backing up the play, couldn’t make a leaping stab. The ball went into the Cardinals’ dugout and out of play, but Garrett jumped down the dugout steps in pursuit. Garrett picked up an assist and putout during a rundown on the next play.

Over the next several weeks, he will take a position-by-position look through the 2018 schedule, analyzing the top five players at each spot for a better Kevin Klein Jersey understanding of what the Cowboys are up against.

While the 26-year-old has made only five starts this season, the stuff looks legit. He’s shown great control (4.2 percent walk rate) to go along with swing-and-miss stuff (25.4 percent strikeout rate). Even if you decide to pass on Kingham on Saturday because of the matchup, he’s a name to keep an eye on going forward.

The Yankees will face Tanner Roark for the first time, though Stanton is 8-for-33 against him and Neil Walker is 5-for-14 against Roark.

Roark is 3-6 with a 3.56 ERA and is looking to win consecutive starts for the first time this season. Roark posted his first win since April 30 when he allowed two runs and six hits in six innings Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
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New York will counter with CC Sabathia, who became the 58th pitcher to reach 240 career wins when he allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings in last Tuesday’s 7-2 win at Toronto. Last week’s outing followed a three-game stretch where the left-hander allowed 16 runs in 14 1/3 innings.

Dee Gordon, acquired from Miami in an offseason trade, began the season as Seattle’s everyday center fielder before moving to second base in Cano’s absence. As long as the Mariners stay in contention, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Gordon will have at least a partial claim to the second base job.

We have a pretty good idea of what we want to do, but a lot of it is going to be dictated by where we are in the standings,” Dipoto told Mike Ditka Authentic Jersey As versatile and athletic as Dee is, it’s not that easy to go play center field for a month-and-a-half and then say, ‘Oh, by the way, you’re going to go play second base in the biggest game of your career when you just haven’t been out there.’ It’s going to take some juggling and we’ll have to figure out a way.

This time, retaliation may have cost the Pirates a game. After Joe Musgrove hit Chris Owings, the third Arizona player hit, in the hip leading off the seventh inning in a 5-0 game, the Diamondbacks perked up.

Jake Lamb capped a five-run seventh with a three-run homer, and Daniel Descalso had a two-run triple in a four-run eighth that included two wild pitches and a balk.

We were laying flat, dormant by him (Musgrove). I felt it gave our dugout a lot of energy. It rejuvenated us, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said of Owings’ plate appearance.

I’m not really a big fan of taking a baseball and throwing it at somebody as hard as you can. I know there Doug Kotar Womens Jersey are some old school baseball thoughts and some old school baseball traditions that are still followed.