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Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy knocked out Austin Lane to win his pro MMA debut Tuesday and is now signing with the UFC.

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Charlie Ebersol, the co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, told Florio that the league has yet to establish a policy regarding players who protest during the national anthem.

And judging by his performance where he throttled Lane, a bright future is ahead of him.

The two heavyweights charged at each other full force and tossed heavy leather at one another at a frantic pace.

But Hardy would be the first to connect with a huge right hand that crumbled Lane to the canvas.

The stadium was built on the site of the old Gator Bowl and opened in time for the Jaguars’ expansion team to enter the league in 1995. It has previously been called Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and Alltel Stadium.

In addition to hosting the Jaguars, the stadium is used for the annual Florida-Georgia game and an annual bowl game.

This year the stadium will seat more fans, as the Jaguars are pulling out the tarps that blocked seats for many years when the team struggled to sell tickets. The Jaguars have also announced that they’re raising ticket prices.

While offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has put more on quarterback Matthew Stafford’s plate as a reaction to their running back and offensive line issues over the years, that is going to have to change at some point. With three top-100 picks spent on offensive linemen over the last three drafts, along with the price tags of T.J. Lang and Ricky Wagner, Detroit should be able to run the ball this year with even just a functional back.

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We’ll see him,Vinatieri said confidently of Luck in the Week 1 matchup. I really, I’m not a doctor, I’m not privy to any inside information right now. He’s a tough guy. He looks great. He’s got a great attitude. He’s not a guy that looks like, he feels bad and goes, ‘I don’t know,’ I have 100% confidence that he’s going to be back and ready to go. He’s going to have a great season. He looks good. Everything about him right now tells me he’s going to be ready to go.
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Instead he’d get backups to run routes for him. Why? Because he didn’t want to create any sort of appearance that he was gunning for Alex Smith’s job, or playing politics. Those first-string guys were Smith’s receivers, as Blake Martinez Authentic Jersey he saw it. It’s a little thing, of course. But I think it shows plenty about how conscientious Mahomes is.

Conley, 22, has three veteran newcomers joining him at the position, with Rashaan Melvin, Daryl Worley and Leon Hall now in the cornerbacks’ room. Conley is expected to start if he can stay healthy.

A shin injury prevented Conley from playing in all but Weeks 2 and 3 during his rookie season.

We all know that he’s a first-round draft pick, Melvin said. The kid plays extremely confident and his work ethic, he’s one of those guys, if you tell him something once he’s able to get it done for you.

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But one of baseball’s best players was closing fast.
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Fortunately for the Twins, the ball fell behind Mike Trout and Cave ended up with a double.

Cave had a career-high three hits, including a home Jordan Schroeder Authentic Jersey run, and the Twins held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-5.

I saw him kind of jump and I didn’t see the ball, but I heard the crowd start cheering, so I was like, `Oh, I think that ball got by him.’ So that was cool, Cave said.

We’re not putting runs up at an alarming pace, said Frazier, playing against the Yankees for the first time since helping them reach the AL Championship Series last year.

A crowd 42,961 filled Citi Field in the first sellout at the ballpark since opening day. The game was the first as Subway Series managers for Boone and Callaway, and Nimmo started it with his first career leadoff homer.

Davis gave Montas the early lead with his solo homer with two outs in the first against Jakob Junis (5-6) and added another to lead off the fourth for his 17th career multihomer game and second this year.

Fowler added a solo shot in the third and Lucroy had an RBI single in the fourth and two-run double in the sixth.

Junis allowed six runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings to lose his third straight start.

I didn’t feel like he was sharp, Royals manager Ned Yost said. I felt he was struggling to command his slider in spots where he’s really efficient, down and away. He was leaving balls middle, middle in a little bit on the slider. I just felt he wasn’t his normal sharp self.

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Muncy is a tough out, a power hitter with tremendous plate discipline.

He doesn’t expand the strike zone at all, Braves manager Brian Snitker said of Muncy. He just has such discipline and patience at the plate. I’m impressed. He fought his way through the ranks and is getting an opportunity and making the most of it.

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Quarterback Case Keenum hasn’t taken long to assimilate in the Denver Broncos ‘ offense.
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But with Keenum locked in as the clear No. 1, the team’s receiving options can focus on building chemistry with the quarterback during organized team activities.

You don’t have to worry about getting reps with multiple guys, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said after Tuesday’s OTA practice. Your focus is to get reps with Case and only Case. To build that connection. So far, so good.

In the second poll, 53 percent of NFL viewers said they support the new policy, with 32 percent opposed and 15 percent having no opinion. While no action was taken against players who knelt or sat during the national anthem the last two seasons, the NFL on May 23 announced the new policy requiring all players to either stand on the field during the national anthem or remain in the locker room.

Manny Machado, a potential Yankees target in free agency, slugged a first-inning home run off a hanging Paul Richardson Authentic Jersey Gray fastball. That gave Baltimore a 1-0 lead.

Gleyber Torres, as he’s done so many times in his remarkable rookie season, provided a lift. He singled home Neil Walker to tie the game in the bottom of the third. Torres also doubled but got thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple his cleat fell off while running in the fifth inning.

Austin Romine’s RBI double in the sixth put the Yankees up, 3-1, and Aaron Judge’s 16th homer of the season a no-doubter to left Marc-Edouard Vlasic Youth Jersey field gave the Yankees a three-run cushion.

For Judge, it was his 13th career homer vs. the Orioles, his most against any team. It was against. Judge homered off Orioles lefty Tanner Scott, giving Judge 11 career bombs off southpaws compared to 61 off righties.

New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman has lymphoma

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has lymphoma and will soon begin treatment, and he said he is encouraged by the prognosis.

Gettleman, hired in the offseason to replace Jerry Reese, released a statement Tuesday about his health. He said he recently underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future.

The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.

Gettleman said he plans to continue working as much as the treatment process will allow.

At the end of his statement in which he also thanked Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch for their support and encouragement, Gettleman added: I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.

Assistant general manager Kevin Abrams is likely to assume some of Gettleman’s duties while the GM is undergoing treatments.

As a rookie last season, Walker slimmed down to about 238 pounds in order to be more of an outside pass rushing threat. This season, he’s back at 280 and playing inside along the defensive line.

He feels this should tip the scales back in his favor. After all, it’s a similar weight from when he flourished at Florida State and became a second-round pick.

Knowing what weight to play at, what I’m playing — smooth sailing, Walker said. Just do my job and get better every day.

Walker began slimming down as a contingency plan when linebacker Shane Ray suffered a left wrist injury in training camp last July. Denver’s defense features a 3-4 scheme and it’s predicated on a multitude of pass rushers to assist Von Miller.

The clumsy, ineffective manner in which the owners have handled the anthem controversy suggests that it would be helpful to have the perspective of an owner who represents a community whose members genuinely believe that they face constant threats to life and liberty via interactions with law enforcement officials. But the NFL still has no African-American controlling owner, and the NFL likely won’t have one any time soon.

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Alex Anzalone underwent surgery last year to fix a recurring shoulder problem. Authentic Clayton Geathers Jersey The Saints linebacker is confident he is done with the dislocations of his right shoulder.
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It was fixed really well this time, Anzalone said, via Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune.

Authentic J.J. Jansen Jersey But Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman could start the season as preseason All-Americans. If they come back. Both announced their decisions to enter the draft last week without hiring agents.

With Spellman, DiVincenzo (most outstanding player in the Final Four), Eric Paschall, Phil Booth and five-star freshman Jahvon Quinerly, the Wildcats would have a solid argument for the No. 1 spot on the board. Both DiVincenzo and Spellman, however, could sneak into the first round and make guaranteed money. Might be too much to pass up.

Jay Wright’s shot at three titles in four years — something we haven’t witnessed since UCLA achieved the feat in the mid-’70s — depends on the return of two talented prospects coming off a successful NCAA tournament.

Undersized at 5-foot-9, Wilson ran 63 percent of his routes from the slot last season, though he did play outside more often earlier in his career. His 6.4-yard aDOT the past two seasons is sixth-lowest among 85 wide receivers with 100-plus targets during the span. Interestingly, it’s slightly higher than the 6.3 mark of Landry, who is the man Wilson figures to replace as Miami’s primary slot man. Landry soaked up 9.5 targets per game in that role the past three years, and though Wilson is unlikely to match anything close to that, his hefty paycheck should assure him a significant workload. Miami had a third wide receiver on the field for 87 percent of pass plays last season, which was behind only the Los Angeles Rams (92 percent) for highest in the league.

Barclay Goodrow Authentic Jersey Wilson is best viewed as a fringe flex option in PPR leagues and should be downgraded in non-PPR formats. The team’s move from Landry to Wilson should lead to a slight uptick in targets for DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. Parker is a WR3 and Stills a flex.

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Happ has 84 wins and 1,076 strikeouts since being traded from the Phillies. The pitcher he was traded for, Oswalt, had his moments with the Phill’ies but won just 16 games in 1 1/2 seasons in Philadelphia and added four wins for the remainder of his career, retiring after going 0-6 with an 8.63 ERA with Colorado in 2013.
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Houston was at the beginning stages of a rebuild that eventually culminated in the franchise winning its first World Series title in 2017 when Happ arrived and he was never comfortable there. The 6-foot-5 lefty was dealt to Toronto in 2012 and his career ended up back on track.
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He used to be a power guy. Command could always be an issue, but he made some adjustments and he has a much better feel of pitching. He doesn’t throw as hard as he used to, but he can still throw it past some pretty good hitters. But yeah, it’s turned into a real nice career.

It’s a career that with 100 wins looming and a 20-win season, Opening Day start and parts of 12 big-league seasons, the 35-year-old is content with – though he thinks he has many more years he can compete effectively.

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The Cowboys decided to release wide receiver Dez Bryant in April and saw tight end Jason Witten retire in May. There’s no reason for their offense to worry about it going into June.
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Bryant’s value as a free agent is inflated, as his name carries more weight than his game does. Witten is on his way to Monday Night Football and then the Pro Football Hall of Fame as one of the most beloved Cowboys ever. He has the most receptions and receiving yards in the history of the franchise.

When you add it all up, the younger, more versatile roster is a net gain for Prescott. His familiarity with Bryant and Witten will be hard to duplicate, but the production won’t be.

Bryant and Witten combined for 219 of the team’s 485 receiving targets last season, or 45 percent. They turned those targets into 132 of the team’s 305 receptions, or 42 percent. That quantity did not lead to quality for Prescott during his sophomore slump. The QB felt pressure to get the ball deep to Bryant despite the receiver’s drop-off in ability on those routes. Witten from game to game was either a busy target or a total afterthought; an inconsistent option. Williams, once a field-stretcher outside, has become pedestrian.

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They are part of a class out to reverse the trends after more Browns front-office and roster refurbishing. New general manager John Dorsey and third-year coach Hue Jackson will oversee the on-field rebuild. The installment plan featured a flurry of trade activity that landed players such as Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall before what could be considered the Browns’ most important NFL Draft since the franchise returned to Cleveland in 1999.

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The 49ers ended the 2017 season winning their final five games, all with Jimmy Garoppolo as their starting quarterback. With Garoppolo entering his first full season in San Francisco, there’s plenty of hope for that success to carry over into the team’s 2018 schedule.

Beyond their six-game NFC West slate, the Niners also face the NFC North and AFC West. They have a good chance to improve by several games in Kyle Shanahan’s second season as head coach after rallying to finish 6-10 last season.

Bottom line: Garoppolo already has proved to be a game-changer for the 49ers, and momentum has proved a key factor in projecting near-future results. The 49ers will live up to being a buzz-worthy team by taking advantage of a favorable schedule, putting them in the wild-card conversation in the top-heavy NFC. Record prediction: 10-6

As a developmental league, the AAF won’t be picky about where it finds talent. It can’t afford to be.

“I would say this is a league of opportunity,” Ebersol said. “And I would welcome the opportunity to coach those kinds of guys.”

The AAF plans to start with eight teams playing a 10-game regular season. Franchises will be located in Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis, Salt Lake City, and Arizona. Three more teams will be announced.

It’s unlikely that the AAF will be able to pay a guy like Kaepernick enough money to persuade him to play. But if he doesn’t play there, it apparently won’t have anything to do with his protests during the national anthem.

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When Jon Gruden emerged as the favorite to return to Oakland as coach of the Raiders, a clear concern arose: Will Derek Carr be able to coexist with Chucky?
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ESPN: Finally, do you think the coverage of Kyle has been fair? In Toronto, we’ve had anonymous sources talking about Mike Babcock steamrolling him or now saying the decision to promote him cost the Leafs two executives, and of course all the Harry Potter jokes you could deal with.

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I heard those things three years ago, and I said, it’s our challenge to make it work. I think there will be some people that say it’s a great idea. Some that say it’s not. Ultimately, we’re all going to be judged by our body of work.

Lang praised new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, and Lang said the players are anxious to get things rolling.

I can just tell you everyone is excited just to get back to work and working hard, Lang said. Obviously, we’ve got some high expectations in our room and we’re just going to keep working hard to make sure that when the time comes to put the helmet on we’re taking the steps in the right direction.

The Lions have been competitive for the most part recent years, a far cry from the persistent struggles of a decade ago. And it would be fitting if the Lions, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the season without a win, would finally find a way to win in the postseason.

I really like Sam Darnold. And there are some nice pieces on this team. But forgive me, Jets fans: I just don’t see a team whose top skill players are guys like Isaiah Crowell and Quincy Enunwa being in the mix for the playoffs. Even in the AFC.
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