Month: May 2018

Sanchez lifts White Sox over Orioles 3-2

Once Kevin Gausman was out of the game, the Chicago White Sox put together another winning rally.
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Yolmer Sanchez capped Chicago’s three-run eighth with a tiebreaking RBI single, Authentic George Fant Jersey lifting the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
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Welington Castillo also had an RBI single and Yoan Moncada added a sacrifice fly as last-place Chicago won for the fourth time in six games. Bruce Rondon (2-2) pitched a scoreless eighth and Nate Jones got three outs for his fourth save.

Richard Bleier then came in to face Moncada, who tied it at 2 with a fly ball to right. Sanchez then hit a line-drive single to right to score pinch-runner Trayce Thompson.

The Orioles scored both of their runs in the second.

Jonathan Schoop led off with a single and Pedro Alvarez walked with one out to put runners on first and second. Trumbo then drove in Schoop with a double down the left-field line, and Jace Peterson added a run-scoring groundout.

Insiders predict: The most improved team in 2018 More NFL Insiders Our panel of ESPN NFL Insiders is breaking down what all the offseason action means for the 2018 season, starting with teams that helped themselves the most through free agency and the draft. Which team improved the most this offseason? Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Los Angeles Rams. The arrow is pointing up for the Bears and Browns after productive offseasons, but I’m looking at the Rams due to the proven, veteran talent they brought in via trades and free agency. Cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib have the playmaking skills to find the ball in the secondary. Go get it. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh bolsters the interior of the front line next to All-Pro Aaron Donald. And wide Continue Reading

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He certainly looks like an NFL quarterback.

The problem with Allen is he played a low level of competition at Wyoming and didn’t thrive against it. He was inaccurate (56.3 percent completion rate) and is unpolished. If Buffalo rushes Allen onto the field, the team is likely to get several rookie mistakes and interceptions.

At least one member of a rival team is already looking forward to seeing Allen.

I’ve known Dave Gettleman for 17 years, Diehl said. For seven straight years, I’d have a cup of coffee at the facility each morning with him, and Dave’s a straight shooter. You don’t Roger Maris Jersey always like that as a football player, because sometimes the truth hurts. But, he’s a tried and true New York Giant and all he wants to do is get that team back to a championship level.

The Bills signed AJ McCarron in free agency, and if they’re smart, they’ll let him run with the starting job for as long as possible. Allen isn’t ready to be an NFL starter, and fans shouldn’t expect him to be one for much of his rookie season.

The Chicago Bears defense should be on the rise in 2018. It has a solid defensive front with pieces like Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman. Chicago re-signed starting cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller in the offseason. With the eighth overall pick, the team added former Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith.

Smith is going to be the glue at the second level, connecting Chicago’s two defensive strengths. He is a smart, rangy linebacker who can make plays from sideline to sideline. He has the speed (4.51) to chase down ball-carriers and to hang with most backs and tight ends in coverage.
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Jerry Jones opens up about his ‘biggest regret’ as Cowboys owner

Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are entering a new era now that both Tony Romo and Jason Witten — two of the franchise’s all-time greats — have retired. Both players left the game without a championship ring, however, and that truth continues to haunt the team’s passionate owner.

Ryan Shazier is back in Pittsburgh, but the Steelers linebacker will continue to receive medical care for his injured back.

The Steelers said in a Wednesday statement that Shazier’s treatment will continue at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he will “continue tests and evaluations before his medical team any further updates on his condition.”

Shazier, 25, suffered a spinal contusion while making a tackle early in Monday’s 23-20 win over the Bengals. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where doctors treated him. He had swelling around his spinal cord, but improved enough over the last two days for him to be moved to Pittsburgh.

The Steelers thanked the doctors and staff at the UC Health Center for the “excellent care” Shazier received at the facility.

He was in “good spirits” on Wednesday and several of his teammates, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, said they’ve been sending their thoughts and prayers to him while preparing to face the Ravens on Sunday.

They released a statement of support for Patricia, who had his own strongly worded defense.

As someone who was falsely accused of this very serious charge over 22 years ago, and never given the opportunity to defend myself and clear my name, I find it incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface now with the only purpose being to damage my character and reputation, Patricia said in a statement released by the team. I firmly maintain my innocence, as I have always done.
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Veteran DT Sammie Lee Hill reinstated by NFL

Lost in football exile for nearly two years, Sammie Lee Hill has been granted new life.
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The veteran defensive tackle was reinstated by the NFL on Tuesday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported.

As a sixth-round pick in 2013, Riddick said he was embraced by veterans Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, which helped shape his attitude toward young players.

Five聽years later, Riddick is eager to take on a Blake Comeau Authentic Jersey mentor role with Johnson, just as the veteran has done with teammates Tion Green and Dwayne Washington in recent years.

I’m eager for him to come here so we can teach him about the playbook and our lifestyle here, the atmosphere we want going forward, Riddick.

And if it results in a reduced role?

It’s never a conflict. I put my teammates first, Riddick said. I just want to win.

Barnwell is being held on $300,000 bond and is set to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

News of the recent alleged assault comes a day after the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office released a video of the violent assault on Delafield Street in 2015.

Elite Mens Jack Youngblood Jersey The New Brunswick incident also included Tejay Johnson, 26, who accepted a plea deal over the assault and a string of armed robberies earlier this year.

While at Rutgers, Barnwell was involved in a DUI during his freshman year. His coach, Kyle Flood, tried to convince a professor to change Barnwell’s grades, which played a significant part in Flood’s firing as coach.

Some things that are etched in my memory are the workouts in the off-season during our younger years. Jason wouldn’t give an inch. He had to work the hardest. It was just inside him to give maximum effort every single day.聽
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Orlando Franklin retires, wants to be a full-time dad

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Veteran offensive tackle Orlando Franklin was cut by Washington this week, and he’s decided not to seek employment elsewhere.
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Franklin wrote on Instagram today that he has decided to retire and be a full-time dad.

It’s fair to wonder if he can hold up in the NFL, considering his playing style and size (6-foot-2, 216 pounds), but Jackson’s legs figure to quickly allow him significant fantasy production once he’s in the lineup. Of course, with Joe Flacco still in town, it might take some time for Jackson to get that shot. The Ravens’ defense remains in good shape, and the AFC is weak right now, so Baltimore figures to remain in the wild-card mix for most of 2018. If that is the case, Jackson figures to struggle to overtake Flacco, even after the veteran posted a horrific 6.7 YPA last season.
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Jackson’s rushing ability will get him into the QB1 discussion once he’s the starter, but first he needs to the steal the job away. He’ll be a name to keep on your watch list — and at the end of your bench in deep leagues — in 2018.

The situation doesn’t fall under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy because it happened years before Patricia Darren Sproles Authentic Jersey became employed by an NFL team. But the league can’t simply say, None of this matters. Instead, the league has to show more than cursory curiosity, and the league has to use this incident as a way to better advise teams regarding the devices available to become aware of situations like this before an offer of employment is made.

The league also needs to monitor the potential P.R. fallout, grateful that it doesn’t involve a prominent team but also hopeful that it doesn’t morph into a matter of national mainstream news.

The 49ers got another strong season from Joe Staley on the left side, and McGlinchey, a smooth right tackle who has similar overall blocking skills to former Irish teammate Quenton Nelson, adds some support for Jimmy Garoppolo and the running game. He’s an upgrade over Trent Brown, which San Francisco was likely to move.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that McClain will visit with the 49ers. McClain visited Miami last week for his first meeting with a team since being released by Washington in late April.

As usual, Simms and I went pick by pick through three full rounds. This time around, I made a tactical decision with my second-round pick, and I didn鈥檛 get the guy I wanted in round three.

I still think I won, especially based on the explanation provided with my third-round pick, a guy who by all appearances has no beef whatsoever.

If you have a beef with anything we had to say, share it in the comments.

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He has a special affinity for the kids that are from here, Callaway鈥檚 agent, Malki Kaha, said of the relationship with Brown. He鈥檚 showing him not only what it takes to be a pro, but be one of the best.

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Dan Mullen is embracing Florida’s title-or-bust expectations

If there’s one thing Florida fans can feel good about, it’s Mullen’s ability to maximize talent. His calling card at Mississippi State was doing more with less. In his first season in Starkville, he nearly beat LSU, won the Egg Bowl against a top-25 Ole Miss team and finished with a 5-7 record. The next season, he won nine games.

Spend any time around Mullen and you’ll be struck by his confidence. It no doubt fueled him at Mississippi State, where he had to make believers out of so many skeptics. And now that he’s back at a program with national championship aspirations, there’s an even more noticeable swagger in his step.

Now Swain looks around at the offense and sees weapons. After going back and watching film of Mullen’s old offenses under Meyer, he sees opportunity as well.

“We have a mastermind behind it all,” he said of Mullen. “We have a whole lot of athletes. Once he gets his hands on players like us, it’s go time; there’s no stopping us.”

That sense of urgency was apparent among several players this spring. Having former stars like Kevin Carter and Percy Harvin come speak to the team after practice has been a not-so-subtle reminder of not just what the Gators have been, but also what they should be today.

Lawson is a man with a lot to prove these days, and his NBA comeback is underway. Just weeks removed from spending this past season in the Chinese Basketball Association, Lawson is playing a key role in the Wizards’ first-round series against the Toronto Raptors, as Washington heads into a must-win Game 6 on Friday night.

Lawson wants to help the Wizards advance to the next round and, in the process, remind the NBA this is where he belongs and prove he can steer clear of any more alcohol-related trouble.

“I think it’s the comeback of Ty Lawson,” Lawson said last week as he talked about his career and his long road back to the NBA in a sit-down with ESPN.

Barely able to keep his eyelids open, Lawson felt like he was sleepwalking through his first practice with the Wizards two weeks ago, which was perfectly understandable considering just how far the point guard had come to return to the NBA.
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Yankees’ Clint Frazier takes BP at Triple-A Scranton

Breaking away from gameplans on how to attack hitters is part of the growing process.
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There’s always that freedom to do what you think is right, Boone said. Those are constant conversations that we’re having in-between innings.

While Montgomery is shut down – he’ll probably be put on the 10-day DL on Wednesday – the Yankees will fill the rotation slot with German, a long reliever in his brief big-league career who has done a lot of starting in the minors.

German picked up Montgomery in a big way Tuesday working four shutout innings to give the Yankees a chance on a night in which they were shut out on three hits and 14 strikeouts for eight innings by Astros starter Justin Verlander before scoring four in the ninth off reliever Ken Giles, the big blow a three-run homer by Sanchez.

If I have to start a game, I’ll be ready, German said. But they haven’t told me anything yet. You can’t get ahead of yourself. We’ll see what happens.
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DeGrom met with the media before Thursday’s matinee against the Atlanta Braves and pretty much debunked a report by the聽 New York Daily News 聽that the right-hander would miss four starts.

Cowboys’ Jason Witten retires to join Monday Night Football | How much damage did he do vs. Giants, Eagles?

Don’t be surprised if Pat Shurmur and聽 Doug Pederson were Jason Witten’s top two references when he applied for a job as an analyst on Monday Night Football.

Kidding, of course.

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Two First-Round QBs for the Cleveland Browns? It Makes More Sense Than You Think

When the Cleveland Browns do something unorthodox, the natural reaction is to point and laugh. It’s not as though the Browns deserve the benefit of the doubt, considering the many draft- and personnel-related mistakes they’ve made in recent years.聽
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So we won’t hold it against you for letting out a Nelson Muntz-style Ha ha in reaction to buzz that Cleveland could use two high draft picks on the quarterback position鈥攃hatter that grew legs when The Ringer’s Kevin Clark reported last week the organization has considered doing exactly that.

It’s also important to consider that success by one first-round quarterback doesn’t mean the other pick used on a first-round quarterback was a waste. Backup quarterbacks are more valuable than ever鈥攐ne is the reigning Super Bowl MVP鈥攁nd there would likely be a strong market for whichever first-round quarterback didn’t emerge.

At a minimum, Cleveland would have a cheap backup for four years.

The Browns have basically acknowledged for years that they don’t have a magic sauce when it comes to the draft. They know it’s a numbers game and that the key is to roll the dice as often as possible.

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Now he’ll try to fight his way onto an Eagles roster at a position that includes another local player (Corey Clement) who made the team as an undrafted free agent last season, became a part of the running back rotation and became a Super Bowl hero.

Here are a few thoughts on Adams’ signing.

1. He could make the team . The Eagles already have four running backs returning from last year’s roster — Jay Ajayi, Clement, Donnel Pumphrey and Wendell Smallwood — but the Eagles carried five running backs on their 53-man roster last season, and that doesn’t even account for two (Pumphrey, Darren Sproles) who spent the entire season on injured reserve. If Allen plays well enough in training camp and the pre-season, he’s good enough to play for this team.
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2.聽Adams, Smallwood or Pumphrey? Of that trio, it seems unlikely all three make the roster. With the Eagles re-signing Darren Sproles on Saturday, it’s entirely possible two (or even three) of them have a difficult time making the cut. If the group stays as it is right now, though, Adams can challenge both Pumphrey and Smallwood, as the two recent Eagles draftees haven’t shown much in their brief NFL careers.

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Jackson wasn’t pliable. He had talent and banked his process on that. Very much like how he handled himself in college, when he very easily could have been switched to another position. That didn’t happen in high school. It didn’t happen in college. And Womens Cornellius Carradine Jersey in a somewhat obstinate entry into the league (by NFL standards), it didn’t happen at the highest level, either. It certainly isn’t an approach that’s advisable to most draft picks, who either don’t have the talent to dictate terms or the constitution to follow through. But it turns out Jackson isn’t like most other NFL draft picks. He’s a first-round quarterback who walked across that stage聽Thursday聽night his own way, just like every previous step he took to get there.
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Colts (from Jets) 鈥斅燪uenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame:聽Is there a better way to support Andrew Luck’s recovery than by providing a protector who will clean up the pocket (Indianapolis allowed a league-worst 56 sacks in 2017) while adding a serious boost to a ground game in need of major help? Nelson becomes only the third pure guard picked in the top 10 in the past two decades, an indication of what a special player he is despite his often devalued position.聽

Bills (from Buccaneers) 鈥斅燡osh Allen, QB, Wyoming: Buffalo GM Brandon Beane completes his long-expected聽move up the board after getting up to the 12th spot earlier this offseason. Allen finds a fairly soft landing after a series of offensive tweets from his youth started his draft day off in less-than-ideal fashion. Allen has as strong an arm as any prospect in recent memory and underrated athleticism at 6-5 and 237 pounds that will make him a red-zone weapon on the ground. But his 56.2% completion rate in college is a concern, and he never really dominated largely average聽competition, posting just two 300-yard games in three seasons for the Cowboys. If Allen proves he’s not NFL-ready, which is the expectation, AJ McCarron was signed in free agency to serve as a bridge.