The 49ers are the latest football team to steal a strategy from the NBA in terms of roster construction.

Cousins in San Francisco could receive top-five quarterback money in a long-term deal, play under a coach who has always shown him respect, trust and confidence, and find a familiar offense he can step into right away.

Even if, by a major surprise, the 49ers don’t get Cousins, they can go for Jimmy Garoppolo and/or a likely top-five pick as their quarterback of the future.

The 49ers are the latest football team to steal a strategy from the NBA in terms of roster construction. They’re tanking by design, and the organization is ready.
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The NBA has the most exciting offseason of any major sport. Fans get into prolonged debates about salary caps, impending free agents, the collection of draft picks as inexpensive assets and the discussion of tanking vs. going all-in. Every fan base has a vested interest during every offseason.

The oppression of African Americans in this country is very real for you, and you want to use your visibility to bring about change. Two: Doing it could cost you your career, because you see that Colin Kaepernick still is without a job.

Game Kids D.J. Humphries Jersey You want to do something, but don’t know what or how. Who do you call? Try Anquan Boldin, or Malcolm Jenkins, or Torrey Smith. Or any of the more than three dozen NFL players who have joined that trio to make change in, among other areas, police and criminal justice reform. Those players, in various ways since last season, have done the legwork and laid the foundation for activism among NFL players — and, increasingly, athletes in other sports and entertainers in other fields.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien says J.J. Watt will be even better this season

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That was the whole point of drafting the ultimate big-play security blanket in McCaffrey. He literally will catch anything Newton throws his way in open field and is capable of converting any of those catches into a chunk gain.

Along with fellow rookie Curtis Samuel — who also made his 2017 debut at wide receiver in the game — Newton can light up defenses in a different but equally effective way than the extended play lasers he used to throw to Ted Ginn and Philly Brown.

Every quarterback would be envious of Newton having the catch radius of Benjamin, ageless tight end Greg Olsen, an improved Devin Funchess and the unique quickness of McCaffrey and Samuel.

Tebow was slowly forced out of the league after a media frenzy surrounded him in Denver and New York, but with a career 47.9 percent completion percentage, the distraction that came with him was not worth it.

As for Vick, the distraction that came with his legal troubles was incredibly difficult to overcome, but his final season in the NFL before he went to jail included 20 touchdown passes in addition to 1,000 yards rushing from the quarterback spot. That was enough to earn him a second chance with the Eagles. He was a uniquely talented player, which in McCoy’s opinion, Kaepernick is not right now.

He’s 10 times better than Kaepernick, McCoy said of Vick. You’ll deal with that situation, that attention, that media aspect of it. The good, the bad attention you’ll get. Compared to Kaepernick, it’s like, he’s not really that good [enough] of a player to deal with.

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Thursday night’s matchup looks like the best game of the week

It’s a blessing. It’s a blessing to be out here, Smith said after playing in Saturday’s preseason game, which was tied 10-10 at halftime. It’s a blessing to be playing for America’s Team. I’m so honored just to play the game I love.
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From day one, I’ve believed in myself, and I thank all the supporters everywhere, even everyone who doubted me. I love you guys, and I just appreciate you guys just recognizing me in any way. I’m thankful to be here, and it was a great night.

Thursday night’s matchup looks like the best game of the week, though there are plenty of great games on Sunday as well. Seahawks vs. Packers looks to be the highlight of the Sunday afternoon games, while NBC’s Sunday night game pits the Giants against the Cowboys in an NFC East rivalry game.

On Monday night, newly signed Saints running back Adrian Peterson returns to Minneapolis to take on his former team. Late Monday night, a matchup between the Chargers and Broncos will set the tone in the AFC West.
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Eli entered the league dictating where he wanted to play 鈥?he essentially forced a trade from the Chargers, who held the first pick, to the Giants. And though he twice did the world the favor in beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl, there still is resentment toward him. There are so many message-board threats about hatred of Eli Manning, they could fill a coffee-table book. Much of it starts with the Chargers saga, but it includes the fact that he is no Peyton Manning. And in this era, it can’t be forgotten that he can be a nightmare for fantasy owners (an average of 18 interceptions per year since 2010).

Jaguars’ Dante Fowler faces three misdemeanor charges from July incident

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been charged with three misdemeanors in connection with a July 18 confrontation in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Online court records show Fowler, 23, was charged with battery, criminal mischief and petit theft on Aug. 10. According to an affidavit filed at the time, Fowler punched a man after the pair got into an argument, then took the man’s glasses and stomped on them. He also is accused of taking liquor from the man and throwing it into a nearby lake.

The Jaguars selected Fowler third overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, but he missed his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL during mini-camp. He played in all 16 games last season, racking up four sacks and 32 tackles.

Fowler’s arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 11, the day after the Jaguars open the season at the Texans.

Huntsville, Ala. area clergymen have had enough of NFL owners’ reluctance to employ free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the aftermath of his season-long, silent, non-violent protest of police brutality. So, they’re refusing to be entertained by the league’s products.

Thursday, a group of nearly 10 black pastors and Oakwood University president Leslie Pollard announced an “NFL Blackout”, a boycot, or “mancot” as they referred to it, of the league. Until Kaepernick, who kneeled during the national anthem throughout 2016 as a member of the 49ers, is signed, the men are encouraging other leaders to refrain from watching NFL games, purchasing NFL-licensed paraphenalia and participating in fantasy football. avalanche_188

Mario Chalmers making NBA return with Grizzlies on one-year deal, per report

Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is partially guaranteed.

The Heat now have committed long term to a core of Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Kelly Olynyk, and Tyler Johnson.

Olynyk had a breakout game in the 2017 NBA Playoffs during Game 7 against the Wizards. He led the Celtics with a playoff career high of 26 points in the win. He went 10-of-14 from the field for the game and scored 14 points in the fourth quarter

Olynyk has played all four of his NBA seasons with the Celtics. Last year, he averaged nine points in 20 minutes per game, shooting 50 percent from the field. He has a decent three-point shot as a power forward, shooting 34 percent last season, which makes him a good floor spacer in today’s game.
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But the remainder of Phoenix’s green roster is like box of chocolates — you don’t know what you’re going to get from it … yet. The Suns have eight players between the ages of 19 and 23, the second-most in the league behind the 76ers. Save for Booker, none of those kids has emerged as bonafide future stars in this league. As the West continues to get stronger, Phoenix projects to be at the bottom of the barrel again.

Authentic Mens Boomer Esiason Jersey This is the state of the Phoenix Suns entering the 2017-18 season, and they’re OK with it. Rather than chase big-name veterans as they did in summers past, the Suns sat out free agency to focus on their young core. Conversations with McDonough and head coach Earl Watson make one thing clear: The Suns aren’t rushing the process.

We think and hope that we’ll grow step-by-step over the next couple of years, McDonough said. Maybe at some point it isn’t step-by-step, the switch flicks and we’re pretty good overnight. And if that’s the case, I think with the age of our group and the contractual situation of our group, we have a chance be really good for a long time.

My takeaway from the demo is NBA Live is taking a step in the right direction.

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No, the demo isn’t perfect. Some of the animations flat-out don’t make sense or come off as the game trying too hard to be cool. But these negatives weren’t enough to make me completely give up on it. After this preview, I’m actually looking forward to trying out the full version.

Now, he’s taken his ideology one step further by making a business out of putting women in their place. LaVar knew exactly what he was doing when he chose to repeat stay in your lane. He knew the cameras were watching, and he seized his marketing opportunity.

In repeating the phrase over and over again until it sticks, LaVar is tying consumers’ consciousness between the subtext of stay in your lane with his merchandise, and he’s turning it into a commodity. LaVar wants you to see the video and repeat the words, until perhaps you’ve become charmed enough to feel drawn to buy his shirt.

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New Timberwolves uniform leaks via alleged ‘NBA 2K18’ screenshot

More and more jerseys are being unveiled in the lead up to the NBA season with the league switching from Adidas to Nike. So far, most jerseys have been shown off by teams on their social media accounts, but the Timberwolves might have had their new look leaked by an NBA 2K18 screenshot.
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Any time there’s a leak by way of video game you should take it with a pretty big grain of salt. For years talented people have been modding the PC version of the NBA 2K games in order to change jerseys, add players, and even re-work the entire thing and put Space Jam in the game — so the possibility is there to mock up something and make people believe they’re real.

That said, hopefully these jerseys are legit — because they’re awesome. The Timberwolves are in the middle of a rebranding, which began with a new logo back in April. Naturally new uniforms were coming, especially in light of the league’s switch to Nike.

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This was the first move of the Doc tenure, made to get something in return for Eric Bledsoe when it became clear he was too good to simply be Chris Paul’s backup.

Tom Brady on the sidelines looks like a Madden 18 glitch

Tom Brady didn’t play in the Patriots’ first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t ready.

Just look at him on the sidelines. Yeah, he doesn’t have a football, but look at his agility and awareness in front of all the imaginary defenders coming at him. Put him in, coach! Julian Edelman seems to enjoy it.

Brady kind of looks like a glitch from the latest edition of Madden. We hope they get a patch for this before the release date, as cool as this kind of looks.

Glennon struggled, and that’s the nicest thing we can say about it. He completed just two of eight passes for 20 yards. Trubisky, on the other hand, came in with 1:42 remaining in the first half and ran the team’s two-minute drill with ease.

He looked in command of the offense and hit veteran Victor Cruz on a 2-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds on the clock:

In the second half, he looked comfortable and accurate throwing on the run, executing a 75-yard scoring drive on the Bears’ first possession:

He got the team in position for a fourth-quarter field goal, too:

Glennon wasn’t nearly so lucky. His second pass of the game was a pick-six. Poor line play didn’t help, but he never got into a rhythm, and it showed in his quarterback rating, which was zero:

But to understand how the NFL reached the point that it accused the NFLPA of victim blaming, we have to first rewind the clock a little bit. Early Wednesday morning, Yahoo! Sports published a report that said Elliott’s accuser, an ex-girlfriend, spoke to a friend via text about the possibility of blackmailing the running back with sex videos involving herself and Elliott.redskins_007_3367fdd4e46f3691-180x180

Rodgers has been the NFL’s King in the North for a while now

Jon Snow: The King of the North has faced adversity and was even down for the count but came back stronger than ever. There’s an obvious football analogy there. It’s a little similar to Rodgers struggling with a collarbone fracture and poor postseason showing in 2013 only to bounce back with an MVP season in 2014.

Rodgers has been the NFL’s King in the North for a while now, so this fits just right.

(Relax Patriots fans. New England is in the Northeast. Let the middle of the country have something, geez.)

Unfortunately, Rodgers already revealed the answer in an interview with The Ringer. Click if you want the answer and to read all his other Game of Thrones opinions. But I definitely don’t know Rodgers’ favorite restaurant in Green Bay, so it’s a little more fun to play the game and guess.

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Anderson underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2013 and missed 37 combined games the following two seasons. He played in 72 games as a stretch-four in Houston, shooting 40 percent from three-point range.

I sat in the same seat for the actual MLB All-Star Game, and the mood felt completely different.

So definitely before that World Series win and the superstition is creeping in here. Now John’s dilemma is that his wife wants him to paint over it while they’re renovating the house … Would you be the superstitious type to leave it if it wasn’t you up there?
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Oh, absolutely. No I’m keeping it. If I was a Dodger fan I would be keeping it in there, absolutely right. Something that’s true about athletes, and not just solely limited to baseball players, but athletes are quite superstitious. Sometimes it’s just a little bit below level and sometimes it’s just a subtext of something else of what they’re doing.

Sometimes it’s pretty subliminal, and sometimes it’s not — it’s pretty audacious. But I don’t think just leaving a mural on the wall is going to be much of a problem at all here.

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One night later, I sat in the same seat for the actual MLB All-Star Game, and the mood felt completely different. There were some empty seats where there hadn’t been on Monday, and fans were more subdued. Sure, they still danced in the stands and did the wave and tried to get on the Jumbotron, as one does. It was lovely, but it wasn’t … electric.

You know what it felt like? Like we’d gotten to the end of a really fabulous meal when the waiter comes over and says, Does anyone want to see a dessert menu? And you all look at each other, and one person starts to say, Nah, the check would be fine, before someone else says, Well, we can just look, and then next thing you know you’re splitting a molten chocolate cake and a lemon mousse even though you’re pretty full and could’ve just gone home.