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Yes, we expect a draft prospect’s former coach to say great things about the prospect. (Jim Mora didn’t that memo.) Penn State coach James Franklin, despite his obvious bias, makes a sensible argument in favor of running back Saquon Barkley.
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If there was a no-brainer quarterback out there or a couple of them that were just head and shoulders above everybody else and didn’t have question marks, then you take the quarterback every time, Franklin said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. From the stuff I’ve seen and heard, that’s not really the case.

I know he’s done 34 reps of 225 [pounds] multiple times, Franklin said. I would not have been surprised if he would have run in the 4.2s at the Combine, and I say that because our Combine numbers are almost identical year in and year out at what we’ve tested guys at. What we tell the scouts our guys run, they run at the Combine, and he’s run 4.3 here forever. So Authentic Michael Saunders Jersey he actually had a fairly average Combine.

Barkley likely won’t have a fairly average career. And any team that passes on him for a passer who ends up being worse than average will surely regret missing the chance to draft Barkley.

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He’s played in 40 games over the last three years and started 11 times while serving in the swing tackle he’s ticketed for again in 2018.

MacKinnon, the team’s leading scorer in the regular season and a Hart Trophy candidate, had two goals, including a highlight-reel one that put the Avalanche up 4-0. It proved to be the game winner after a hard charge by the Predators after falling behind by four.

Colorado’s fast start — four goals in the first 24:25 of the game — ended goaltender Pekka Rinne’s night but he wasn’t the problem, coach Peter Laviolette said.

We weren’t very good in front of him, he said after the loss. I didn’t think we were giving him the support he needed. It wasn’t a sharp game for us. We left (him) in after the first to see if we would be better.
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Less than a month after Kyle Korver’s younger brother Kirk died from a sudden illness at the age of 27, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard finds himself in the midst of a playoff run while managing a heavy heart and a persistent foot injury that hasn’t allowed him to play up to his standards.
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It’s been a hard month, Korver said after Cavs practice on Tuesday. You come back from dealing with death in the family and you hold that in one hand and you hold the playoffs here in another hand, and it’s interesting to kind of balance both of those at the same time and try to get yourself ready to play basketball, and I’ve been hurt.

I have strong faith and I have strong family, Korver said when asked how he has been able to get through it all. I’ve got a great wife so I can process things and talk about things and be encouraged about things…. The grieving process is like, What is good? What is good? You know that you don’t cry when you think about your brother? Is that good? I don’t think that’s good….

I feel like I’m trying to go through all the emotions and stages and waves that people tell me about. I understand that this is part of life and when you go through something like this, it’s amazing how many people come up to you and talk about their own stories that they’ve had — there have been so many. They’re hard and they’re hard to hear, but it’s also very comforting to know that you’re going through this with a lot of people and a lot of people care about you.

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If that weren’t impressive enough compared to his lofty standards, James’ 16 points in the first six minutes were the most by any player in the first six minutes of a playoff Pierre Turgeon Jersey game in the last 20 seasons. He finished with 46 points, his 20th career postseason game with at least 40, tying him with Jerry West for the second-most ever, behind only Michael Jordan (38).

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who did his part to incite change from Game 1 by swapping JR Smith and Kyle Korver into the starting lineup in place of Rodney Hood and Jeff Green, also implored James to adjust his approach to Game 2.

Jon Gruden might be the only one more optimistic about Colin Kaepernick’s future in the NFL than his talent

Manziel, 25, who completed a workout last week during the University of San Diego Pro Day in front of several NFL teams, including the Patriots, is trying to get back into the league’s good graces after myriad off-field incidents derailed his career with the Browns in 2016 after two seasons. The Patriots have expressed interest before, having met with Manziel ahead of the 2014 draft, when he was selected 22nd overall and a fascinating Heisman Trophy winner. Now the former Aggies quarterback, who is a very different prospect than he once was, is keeping all options on the table.

“If something [with the NFL] pops up, it pops up. And if not, if I don’t get the opportunity to go back, I’m going to go play in the CFL, and things are going to be fine,” Manziel said Tuesday, via ESPN. “One way or another, one day down the line, I’ll get back to exactly where I want to be, because I’m not going to stop until I do.”

While a stint with the Patriots seems like a long shot at best, it’s not entirely implausible. With Tom Brady’s former backups Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett in San Francisco and Indianapolis, respectively, and veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer listed as second on the depth chart, bringing in a third option to ignite a backup quarterback competition may not be out of the question.

“It’s his decision, and he knows it. It wouldn’t be fair any other way,” Bündchen said.

With a “laser focus” on his NFL future, Bündchen simply wants her spouse of nine years to be happy.

“I want him to be happy. Believe me, I’ve been with him when he’s losing. Try to be with him after you have lost [Super Bowls]. I mean, I had my fair share, OK? As long as he’s happy, he’s going to be a better father, he’s going to be a better husband, and I just want him to be happy. I do have my concerns, like anyone would,” she added.

Set to share intimate details of their life together in her forthcoming book, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” the mother of two also weighed in on what a would-be conversation between Karl Lagerfeld and Brady’s tight-lipped coach, Bill Belichick, would be like.

“I think they could have an interesting conversation, because they are very intelligent people,” Bündchen said. “I would love to be at that table.”jets_117

NFL Draft Rumors: Josh Rosen Jersey seen as QB most likely to slide in the draft

Authentic Mens Joe Montana Jersey With 10 days to go until the 2018 NFL Draft, I spoke to several sources around the league this weekend as I gathered intel for my next mock draft (dropping on Tuesday). Now, I’m always a little skeptical of the buzz this time of year with so much draft misinformation being circulated, but when I’m hearing the same things from at least a few different teams, I give it a little more validity. Here are 10 things I’m hearing from multiple clubs.
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Josh Rosen is the QB most likely to slide: Everyone I’ve talked to around the league believes there will be three quarterbacks selected within the first five picks of the draft. That means someone out of the big four QBs — USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, Oklahoma’s Baker Brent Celek Jersey Mayfield and UCLA’s Rosen — could slide a little bit.

I don’t see Luck in this draft, and I don’t see Carson Wentz, who I liked a lot coming into the draft, Saints coach Sean Payton said Saturday. He’s in the market for a passer. I’d feel a little bit uneasy if I were at the top of this draft and I decided I had to have a quarterback. The pressure to get a quarterback is so great in this league, I get that. But we can’t create ’em.

Authentic Mens Dede Westbrook Jersey The NFL’s more refined route runners could provide a challenge for Jackson, who only transitioned to corner from receiver in 2015, and his pedestrian 40-yard dash (4.56 seconds) at the combine might be a slight concern for some teams.聽Projected: Round 1

So here’s what I think, a week and a half before Roger Goodell steps to the podium inside his best friend Jerry Jones’ stadium in Arlington, Texas, and opens the 83rd draft by saying, The Cleveland Browns are on the clock… Cleveland, picking first GM John Dorsey has to have made a decision by now, and my gut feeling is it’s going to come down to a quarterback, Wyoming’s Josh Allen or USC’s Sam Darnold, with this pick.

Browns trade Cody Kessler Jersey to Jaguars

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Cody Kessler has been traded from the Browns to the Jaguars, the teams announced.

The trade is for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick, which basically means the Browns were about to cut Kessler and were glad to get anything for him at all.

Pederson said there’s no rush because Sproles always gets himself into shape on his own time.

Members of the media aren’t the only ones conducting mock drafts. Count Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots scouting staff in the group as well.

Sometimes it just sparks a conversation, Belichick said Friday morning at the team’s annual pre-draft news conference. If you did a mock draft where each guy has a team, and now you look at the board and, ‘OK, now it’s our turn to pick,’ and it’s, ‘Gee, this is a scenario we haven’t really thought about,’ that can stimulate some [thoughts].

Going into those past two drafts, I’d say we were able to eliminate a number of players just based on where we were selecting, he said. This year, we need to know the draft from top to bottom. There are a handful of players that are probably out of reach, but realistically, just about everybody is in play.

Seattle had contacted Kaepernick about two weeks ago to arrange a visit to the team’s headquarters, but after tentative arrangements were made and travel was Authentic Alex Mack Jersey planned, the trip was unexpectedly scuttled over the Seahawks’ last-minute stipulation regarding Kaepernick’s anthem stance, a source told ESPN.

The source said the Seahawks wanted to know that Kaepernick wouldn’t kneel this season, and he was unwilling to give that assurance to them.

Game Kids Chris Wormley Jersey The day after his scheduled workout with the Seahawks, Kaepernick sat for his deposition administered by NFL attorneys in New York regarding the league’s alleged attempts to conspire to keep him out of the league.

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck hit the podium for a chat with media members at the team’s facility on Monday and the main takeaway was that he still has work to do in his return from missing all of last season due to a right shoulder injury.
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Given the disparity between the Colts’ promises last year and the reality of Luck’s situation, that admission will serve as fuel to skeptics who think Luck’s return is anything but guaranteed this time around. Luck did say that there’s a timetable in place for him to move to the next step in his throwing program, although he passed on the chance to reveal what it looked like while saying several times that he’s making progress.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn has talked about new wrinkles in Steve Sarkisian’s second season running the offense. The Falcons ranked second in total offense (415.8) and first in scoring (33.8) in 2016 when Ryan won NFL MVP. In 2017, they fell to eighth in total offense (364.8) and 15th in scoring (22.1).

Atlanta scored touchdowns on only 50 percent of its red-zone trips, ranking 23rd.

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Yeah, I thought that Adam Jones Jersey they fought through some fatigue, McMillan said of his players in Sunday’s 123-117 win at Charlotte. Even though we won, I thought that we were flat for most of this game. We found a way to get some energy. I thought the bench came in and gave us a lot of energy and played well to help us get this win.

Hockey world mourns Humboldt Broncos after tragic bus crash

The eyes of Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock blinked back tears Saturday as he tried to express his sorrow for the victims of the Canadian junior hockey team who were killed or injured in a crash Friday night.

Smith’s sentencing hearing is moved up a week, from July 25 to July 18 because of a family emergency involving the prosecutor. Smith is sentenced to 12 days in jail for the weapons charges and another 12 days for the DUI charges. The sentences are set to run concurrently, with Smith able to serve them by joining a work crew on Mondays. Smith also is sentenced to three years’ probation and 235 hours of community service and is fined about $4,000. He is prohibited from drinking alcohol or being in a liquor store during his probation. The felony weapons charges are reduced to misdemeanors; the judge in the case notes that Smith has no criminal record involving violence.

Court documents in the Ray McDonald sexual assault case include an allegation that Smith had been drinking at McDonald’s home on Dec. 13. Smith’s agent strongly denies that his client was drinking.

The Raiders announced they have lured Tom Shaw from Orlando to serve as their strength and conditioning coordinator.

Shaw founded Tom Shaw Performance, where he trained athletes at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando. He has worked with the Patriots and Saints, coaching speed and conditioning.

His four assistants include Jon Gruden’s son, Deuce. Kelsey Martinez, Rick Slate and D’Anthony Batiste are Shaw’s other assistants.

Leveraging some of the NBA’s rich player-tracking data from the weekend, we find some unique names emerging in some of the more fantasy-relevant opportunity rates. For instance, the Suns’ Tyler Ulis is sixth in the NBA since Friday with 93 touches per game. Smith Jr. is fifth in the NBA during this small but revealing sample, while the Knicks’ Trey Burke is just ahead of Jeff Teague and Mitchell in touches per game. Having the ball often helps lead to surface stats, with Smith Jr. fourth in the league in potential assists per game (18.5) and Ulis sixth (18) in two games since Friday.buccaneers_053

Odell Beckham Jr. Jersey reports for Giants’ offseason program

Despite talk about a holdout and a potential trade, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was in attendance for the start of the team’s offseason workout program..
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New coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that Beckham was in the building Monday alongside his teammates, even though the workouts are voluntary under the collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners.

Authentic Mens Doug Flutie Jersey The start of the offseason program also marked the first day the new Giants coaching staff was allowed to talk football with the players. Shurmur was set to meet with his players for the first time at 9:15 a.m. His message centered around growing away from the what happened last year during a disastrous 3-13 season where Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired. The dysfunctional Giants also had three players suspended for their conduct.

Beckham wasn’t among them. He missed most of last season with Alonzo Mourning Jersey a fractured ankle suffered during a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but he still finished second on the team with three touchdown receptions despite playing in just four games. The Giants struggled badly without him, averaging 13.6 points in the 13 games where he either didn’t play or was limited.

He drove the first pitch he saw from Jon Gray (1-2) above the Rockies bullpen in right-center. Carlos Asuaje followed Richard with a home run, the second time this season the Padres have gone deep in successive at-bats.

Clayton really got us going (offensively), Padres manager Andy Green said. That’s not actually what you expect to happen. That ball was absolutely crushed.

Richard, who last homered Aug. 27 at Miami, said his towering home run was pretty much a stroke of good fortune.

I got lucky. Let’s be real, he said.

Richard (1-1) allowed four runs in five innings. Brad Hand struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

Ian Desmond, Chris Iannetta and Gonzalez homered for the Rockies. Gonzalez’s two-run drive came in the sixth off Jordan Lyles, pulled the Rockies within 7-6 and led to the ejection of Padres manager Andy Green.

Left fielder Cory Spangenberg made a leaping attempt at the wall and actually had the ball in his glove for an instant, even as a fan tried simultaneously to make a barehanded catch. The fan appeared to make some contact with the glove and may have even gotten a hand in the mitt before backing his hands away as Spangenberg dropped back to the ground.
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It was obviously a tough start and he was never able to settle in, Indians manager Terry Francona said. They all swung the bat good tonight.

Ohtani will pitch against Oakland on Sunday in his first start at home.

It’s a lot of fun to see something like that from a guy that has a huge spotlight on him and obviously doesn’t let it bother him, comes out and plays extremely well the first week of the season, Angels infielder Ian Kinsler said.

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day disabled list with soreness in his right forearm. Parker Bridwell was recalled from Triple-A and will start Friday against the A’s. Shoemaker was limited to 14 starts last season and had surgery last August to address nerve pain in his right forearm.

However, bright lights adorn the north side of the complex alongside Interstate 494. And while the new facility is without question great for the organization, some local neighbors are not too fond of it.

Multiple people have expressed concern with the lights projected from the large display.

I’ve been irritated by the sign for some time, said Friel, who lives about a quarter-mile from the practice facility. It’s light pollution.
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The thing is, it’s just so illuminating, 24/7, said Steve Gaertner, who lives less than a mile away. I guess my question is, do they have to light it up all night? Do the Vikings really need that type of advertising at 11, 12, 1 o’clock in the morning?

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Back in the coaching carousel this offseason, the Lions selected Matt Patricia as the next man to run the ship. A former collegiate offensive lineman, there’s a familiarity with both sides of the ball, but he’s built his reputation coaching defense. Still, he believes he has something to offer Stafford that could further elevate the quarterback’s performance.

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Valiant, 71, a WWE Hall of Famer whose real name was Thomas Sullivan, is known for being one half of wrestling duo the Valiant Brothers. He also appeared in The Sopranos as a bodyguard for New York mafia boss Carmine Lupertazzi.

Reports say Sullivanwas hit while crossing McKnight Road near Siebert Road in Ross Township, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning and pronounced dead at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Police, who suspected no foul play, said Sullivan had not been at a crosswalk and that the driver of the truck remained on the scene.

Sullivan, whosaid he got his start in wrestling afterapproaching wrestling great Bruno Sammartino, grew up in North Hills, Pennsylvania. The WWE Hall of Famer, inducted in 1996, also managed Hulk Hogan in the 1980s.

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