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Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Jersey sends powerful message to Donald Trump in New York Times OpEd

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins co-authored a powerful column directed at President Donald Trump that appeared Thursday morning in The New York Times.
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The column, which Jenkins wrote along with receiver Doug Baldwin, receiver Anquan Boldin, and tight end Benjamin Watson, was in response to Trump’s request that the players who protest during the anthem should give him some examples of people being treated unfairly by the justice system.

Although he was not involved in the article, Eagles defensive end Chris Long tweeted out this message to Trump on Thursday morning:

The Eagles have been one of the most outspoken teams in the NFL on issues involving social justice, and following their victory in Super Bowl LII, the majority of the team decided to decline the White House’s invitation an invitation that Trump ended up pulling anyway.

To be sure, the president’s clemency power can be a valuable tool for redressing injustice. Just look at Alice Johnson, age 63, who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction until her sentence was commuted by President Trump. He should be commended for using his clemency power in that case.

But a handful of pardons will not address the sort of systemic injustice that NFL players have been protesting. These are problems that our government has created, many of which occur at the local level. If President Trump thinks he can end these injustices if we deliver him a few names, he Jaquiski Tartt Authentic Jersey hasn’t been listening to us.

On June 8, Jordan Zimmermann Jersey Trump said he welcomed all NFL players to send him recommendations for pardons and added that his committee would consider each case.

MLB wrap: Brewers extend Diamondbacks losing streak to 6

The Diamondbacks continue to struggle.

Arizona fell to the Brewers 1-0 Tuesday in Milwaukee. It has now lost six in a row and 12 of its last 13 games.

After three scoreless innings, the Brewers threatened to take control of the game in the bottom of the fourth. With two runners on, Domingo Santana smoked a fly ball that appeared to be heading over the center-field fence. But Arizona’s Jarrod Dyson robbed Santana of the three-run homer to end the scoring threat.

Rangers: Martin (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day DL. Texas optioned Ricardo Rodriguez to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday to make room for Martin, who was hurt while attempting to run onto the field during a benches-clearing brawl with the Dodgers last month. … Banister said he expects Perez to work at least three innings. … Sunday will mark Palumbo’s first action since April 2017.

Twins: Rosario went 0 for 4 after missing a game with shoulder soreness. … INF Eduardo Escobar pinch-hit in the eighth after taking a pitch to the elbow Thursday against Boston. Molitor said before the game he was optimistic Escobar would be ready to start Saturday. … RHP Ervin Santana (finger) threw 35 pitches to hitters on Friday. He said it’s one of the better days he’s had in a while, so I was encouraged by that, Molitor said.

Given the amount of innings he has already thrown this spring at Auburn, and with more coming as Auburn heads into the postseason, it’s likely Detroit would limit Mize’s usage this summer after signing as a precaution, and start him off fully next spring with their low-A affiliate.

If the Tigers pass on Mize as the top pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, do not expect him to fall far, as both the San Francisco Giants at No. 2 and Philadelphia Phillies at No. 3 would scoop him up in a heartbeat.

Mark Trumbo also homered for Baltimore, his sixth of the season and third in four games.

Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman gave up two runs and four hits over six innings. The right-hander was lifted with the score tied, leaving him winless in his last seven starts.

Martinez put Harper in the leadoff spot for the first time since May for this reason: The thinking is if he’s hitting up top, he’ll start taking his walks again and it will get him going. It worked. Harper walked twice.

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Cardinals GM Steve Keim: David Johnson Jersey will be rewarded

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim doesn’t seem worried that running back David Johnson will remain a holdout.
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Johnson hasn’t attended mandatory minicamp as he waits for a new contract, but there has been talk that the Cardinals are working on an extension.

Keim indicated that was the case, saying he expects Johnson to be on the field come September.

I don’t think there is any question David is one of our core players and someone we look forward to having a long-term future with, Keim said, via the team’s website. [It’s] no different from in the past, when we’ve rewarded players like Pat Peterson, Chandler Jones, Larry Josh Hill Authentic Jersey Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer, just to name a few. There’s no doubt in my mind moving forward that we will keep a positive outlook and again, look forward to rewarding him just like we have players in the past.

It was no shock that Dave Gettleman’s first moves after he was hired as general manager were the release of Hart, the benching of Flowers for the regular-season finale and a promise to fix the offensive line.

Landry, who previously said the Browns’ quarterback situation is a lot better than what he had with the Dolphins, told NFL Network today that he hasn’t spoken with Tannehill since leaving Miami for Cleveland, and he didn’t sound too broken up not to hear from him.

I have not heard from Ryan Tannehill, Landry said. I’m not surprised. We didn’t really have a good relationship anyway, so I’m not surprised.

Landry didn’t sound particularly interested in discussing Tannehill, and did sound optimistic about playing in a situation that he thinks is better.

I wasn’t trying to look back in the rearview mirror, Landry said. I’m focused on here and where we’re taking it here. I wasn’t trying to take a shot at him. I understand how hard every guy in the NFL works, especially at the position, especially at the quarterback position. But at the same time too, I give credit where credit’s due.

It’s not often that a player can join an 0-16 team and say with a straight face Authentic Davonte Lambert Jersey that he thinks he’s in a better place, but Landry quite clearly wasn’t thrilled with the situation in Miami, and is happy to be in Cleveland.

Watch: Chris Sale Jersey ejected for chewing out umpire after he’s relieved

Chris Sale Nick Chubb Authentic Jersey had to let umpire Brian Knight know how he felt about his strike zone before he left the game Wednesday.
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Knight quickly let Sale know his own opinion, ejecting the Red Sox’ ace before he even made it to the dugout after manager Alex Cora removed him from the game with runners on second and third in the seventh inning.

SS Jose Iglesias. The defense-first Iglesias has been on the market for months. Avila told reporters in January (per CBS Detroit) that he expected to trade the pending free agent this season. Iglesias, 28, remains a below-average hitter (.305 OBP, 86 OPS+), so teams better be in love with the glove.

That leaves Castellanos, Candelario, closer-in-waiting Joe Jimenez, left-hander Matthew Boyd and maybe McCann (Avila will listen on him, too) to help form the cornerstone once the razing is finished. With Cabrera done for the year, the bulldozer is closer to getting cranked up.

He was thrilled for a moment, but once he realized what was going on, his happiness took a hit.

I was kind of excited to face a lefty because I love facing lefties and it kind of broke my heart when I saw (Cishek) come into the ballgame, Cain told reporters Wednesday.

In the situation in question Maddon brought in the right-hander Cishek in relief in the eighth inning, but when Brewers manager Craig Counsell countered by pinch-hitting Eric Thames for Josh Hader, Maddon removed Cishek and brought in left-handed reliever Brian Duensing to face the left-handed hitting Thames.

However, Maddon didn’t take out Cishek entirely. He actually put the reliever in left field which allowed him to be available to pitch once again after being removed. Duensing then struck out Thames and the weirdness for Cain Joe Mixon Youth Jersey began.

I was actually confused on that because I did not see Cishek, Neshek, I don’t know his name, I didn’t know he went to left field, Cain told reporters. I did not even see that at all.

Was Eli Manning’s prime wasted?

Former Giants Shaun O’Hara and Justin Tuck believe the team wasted part of Manning’s prime, and they are spot-on.

They’ve wasted the last few years of Eli’s career, they’ve wasted his prime, O’Hara said, according to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media. It’s been hard to sit and watch that happen. I’m glad to see that they found a way to correct it, but Eli can still play the game.

Manning disagreed with O’Hara, as Newsday’s Tom Rock noted. Anyone who knows Manning would expect that.

A spokesman for the NFL told Yahoo Sports that the league is providing training this summer for players, team and league personnel on ways to avoid precarious sports betting situations, and Ganis said that at some point, the league will reach out to the players’ and referees’ association so they can all get on the same page about the best way to protect their constituents from tricky situations without infringing on their rights.

Johnson led the SEC in rushing last season with 1,391 yards, playing in an offense that passed less than 40 percent of the time. He joins an offense that threw 58 percent of the time last year, according to Birkett.

Lions General Manager Bob Quinn expects to use Johnson more to run outside than inside like Johnson did at Auburn.

I’ve grew up in the southeast, know a bunch of people from the southeast and I’ve watched a lot of SEC football over the years, offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said. It sure was fun to watch him compete on those Saturdays when we’re maybe making a road trip or at the hotel doing whatever we do. Came to respect him as a competitor and we’re going to throw him in here and see if he can get better, see how he does.

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LeBron James Jersey considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever.

Where the Warriors stack up if they win a third championship in four years will make for a dynasty debate. And their domination doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon, so if they keep winning Golden State will have its place in history.
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As a fan of Vincent Valentine Jersey the NBA, you could go down the list of the teams that won multiple years and just dominated the league for stretches of time, Curry said.

You look at it, they’ve got four Hall of Famers on their team in Klay, Dray, Steph and KD. They’ve got a Finals MVP that comes off their bench, James said in reference to Iguodala. … I don’t know where they will fall in my book, but they will have a nice chapter.

The reliever still wants the Yankees and Blue Jays’ game in Toronto on Sunday, July 8 to begin at its original start time, 1:07 p.m., instead of being switched to a nationally televised 8:05 p.m., game for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

No organization has more sustained success William Gholston Authentic Jersey this century than the New England Patriots. And the Patriot Way, spearheaded by Bill Belichick’s no-nonsense approach to everything from roster-building to game-day management, is responsible for this success.

But the system has its detractors. The most notable are Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks, members of the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, the team that outlasted the Patriots in February’s title game. It’s crazy that people haven’t known this,Brooks said last week. It’s been this way for like a decade. You’ve seen Reggie Wayne did it. He retired.

Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Jersey out 4 weeks with tendon strain

Toronto Blue Jays star prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is out four weeks with a patellar tendon strain in his left knee, the team announced Sunday.
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The 19-year-old third baseman will be re-evaluated following that timetable, the team said.

Shields was honing these changes in spring Orlando Brown Jr. Jersey training when I talked to him about that, about working deep and the challenges of being a veteran playing on a team in the middle of a rebuild.

By now, you’ve been with teams basically in every part of the winning cycle, from building up to winning pennants. Even though you haven’t been with this franchise all that long, you’re still one of the guys who predate the decision to change direction. For a veteran, what is the feel around a team during this process?

James Shields: It’s a great feeling right now in this clubhouse. Ricky [Renteria] has done a great job of building a culture where these young kids can adapt to it and really embrace it. For me, as a veteran player, you look in this clubhouse and you see an unbelievable amount of talent. It energizes me, but I’m a pretty energetic kind of guy. I look at these young kids, and White Sox fans should be feeling really exciting about what is happening.

Wearing a white Nationals jersey with his captain’s C on the front and his No. 8 on the back, the Stanley Cup champion and Conn Smythe Trophy winner asked for the ball back and connected with Scherzer on his second try.

Ovechkin and the Nationals’ ace embraced midway between the mound and the plate before the Capitals’ superstar captain picked the Cup back up again to chants of Ovi, Ovi!

It was fitting that after nine first- or second-round playoff exits preceded this Capitals’ Stanley Cup run, Ovechkin got it right on his do-over.

What I did like is he wanted another throw, coach Barry Trotz said. And that was sort of maybe a little bit symbolic to where he’s come. Where the pitch failed. Instead of ‘That’s enough,’ he said, ‘No, give me another shot at it.’ And he took another shot and Womens Vadim Shipachyov Jersey did much better. So, I’m proud of him for that.

Trotz said Ovechkin’s got to work on his pitching. Sitting next to a parched Ovechkin afterward, defenseman John Carlson quipped, It wasn’t good.

It was hard, but I think I did a nice job, Ovechkin said. So we’re all good.

Titans’ Delanie Walker Jersey: ‘I’m the best tight end in the league in all phases’

Delanie Walker snatches a pass from Marcus Mariota near the sideline, the ball whizzing just beyond Kevin Byard’s outstretched hand, and turns to race toward the end zone.
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The Titans’ trusty tight end still looks like a force — the chiseled physique, crisp routes, soft hands on full display — and primed for a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl season. But the games that count remain a long way off. This is a non-contact drill, a voluntary offseason practice.

Walker’s production last Womens Kelly Oubre Jr. Jersey season, in terms of catches and receiving yards, was relatively consistent to the previous year. But it still represented a drop from 2015, when he set career highs with 94 catches, 1,088 yards receiving and six touchdown catches and made the first of three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances.

The Texas native is as far east as he’s been in his career, he’s with his third team in the past five seasons, and he might even be trying crabcakes for the first time. Most importantly, Crabtree, who was once drafted to be a No. 1 wideout but has spent less than half of his career as one, suddenly has to occupy that role again in Baltimore.

That’s also at least somewhat dependent upon Crabtree’s production. A year after posting his second 1,000-yard receiving season, the wideout dropped to just 618 yards as Oakland experienced a unit-wide regression in 2017. Perhaps his greatest value in both production and tutelage is his nose for the end zone, demonstrated by his stable touchdown numbers: nine in 2015, eight in 2016 and eight in 2017.

General manager Ozzie Newsome took the spaghetti approach, throwing a number of new receivers at the wall. Crabtree’s impact, whether it’s via on-field production or off-field direction, Steve McLendon Jersey figures to impact who sticks.

49ers’ Bolden suspended for performance-enhancing substance

San Francisco 49ers receiver Victor Bolden has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The league announced the ban on Friday. Bolden will be eligible to participate in the offseason and preseason games and can return to the active roster on Oct. 1, following San Francisco’s fourth game.

Staying in meetings after getting hurt was helpful, Anzalone said. Talking to the (veterans) and still learning, watching film and doing all that stuff was definitely beneficial.

Anzalone was one of three rookie starters on the Saints’ defense last season, including cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who was the 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Lattimore said he was impressed by the athleticism Anzalone brought to the linebacker position.

He’s very versatile. He can hit you or he can cover you, so we’re going to get a great player back, Lattimore said. We missed him a little bit during the season, but now that he’s back, hopefully he’s 100 percent.

Yes, some players would jeopardize offseason workout bonuses if they miss more than 10 or 20 percent of the total offseason program. But if players aren’t willing to go without a six-figure payment in order to prove a point now, how will they ever go without seven-figure salaries when the time comes to consider striking, or not caving in the face of a lockout?

Besides, it’s not as if all players need to not show up. If the NFL’s starting quarterbacks come together and agree to make it known to all other quarterbacks on the roster that none of them will be working, well, good luck having football practice with no quarterbacks.

And if any of the young quarterbacks decide to cross the de facto picket line, consider this cautionary tale from Paul Zimmerman’s memoir.

In 1974, Chiefs quarterback David Jaynes, a third-round rookie, crossed the picket line. Center Jack Rudnay, who was the leader of Kansas City’s strike effort, had a message for Jaynes when the strike ended.

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The 49ers needed a replacement for lead back Carlos Hyde Jersey, and former Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon was looking for a destination where he’d be the guy.

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Consider both sides satisfied after reportedly agreeing to a four-year, $30 million contract on Wednesday.
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Though 5-foot-9, 212-pound McKinnon is a bit smaller than Hyde — and not quite as effective a runner — he’s an elite athlete and a better receiver (which isn’t saying much in this case). McKinnon has never exceeded 159 carries in a season (2016), and he’s averaging 3.59 yards per carry, including 1.50 after contact, on 309 carries over the past two seasons. Those efficiency rates rank last and second-to-last, respectively, among 22 backs with 300-plus carries over the past two years. McKinnon’s receiving volume has been terrific during the two-year span, but his efficiency there also has been weak. Since 2016, he’s ninth at the position with 121 targets, but his 7.2 yards per reception ranks 25th among 30 backs with 75-plus targets during the two seasons.
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Bill Belichick loves his backfield committees, and he added a piece to the 2018 version in the form of ex-Bengals RB Jeremy Hill on Friday. Hill was a second-round pick in 2014 and ran for 2,873 yards on 704 carries during four years with Cincinnati. Hill was a star out of the gate, averaging 5.1 yards per carry (2.3 YAC) and scoring nine touchdowns on 222 rookie-season carries. Though his volume held up the following two seasons (445 carries and 20 touchdowns), his efficiency plummeted (3.7 YPC, 1.5 YAC).

Hill lost his job to rookie Joe Mixon last year and was limited to 37 uneventful carries in seven games. Hill is only 25 years old and anything seems to go in Belichick’s offenses, so the landing spot certainly supplies him with some fantasy appeal. He’ll need to fend off Rex Burkhead, James White and Mike Gillislee for work, however, so he’s best viewed as a late-round flier.

The Jaguars reportedly re-signed WR Marqise Lee to a four-year extension. With Allen Robinson off to Chicago, Lee slides back in as the team’s No. 1 wide Chad Thomas”>”>Chad Thomas Authentic Jersey receiver. He’ll face competition for targets from Dede Westbrook, Allen Hurns (cut candidate), Keelan Cole and newly signed Donte Moncrief (see below), but he shouldn’t have much trouble matching the 6.7 targets per game that he has averaged the past two years. Lee finished 41st among wide receivers in fantasy points in 2016 and 40th in 2017. Durability is a concern — he has held up for a 16-game regular season once in his career — but Lee’s role should allow him to flirt with flex numbers again in 2018.