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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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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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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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Consider both sides satisfied after reportedly agreeing to a four-year, $30 million contract on Wednesday.
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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.

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I look at myself as an old, young guy, Griffin said. I’m 28, so I’m still young. But I’ve been around the block. I feel like the chips have been stacked against me numerous times throughout my life — not just my career. The biggest thing I learned last year was, whatever James Brewer Womens Jersey your first instinct is to do when you are faced with an obstacle, when you face a challenge in life, that’s who you are.

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Miles is the longtime former equipment manager for the Panthers, who became a NFL expansion franchise in 1993 and first took the field in 1995. He was one of the team’s first hires and carried the unique distinction of representing the team at its NFL Draft table every year.

We didn’t even have a football when I first got here, Miles told Fox8 in 2015.

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And so Miles — who has 40 years of experience in equipment rooms since graduating high school — will be the latest ex-Panther to migrate north at the urging of Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.

Gettleman was Panthers general manager from 2013 until May 2017 and has brought offensive coordinator Mike Shula , special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey and players Jonathan Stewart and Russell Shepard with him to the Giants.

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Eagles starting defensive tackle Tim Jernigan could miss the start of the regular season after undergoing back surgery last week, ESPN reports.
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Jernigan had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back and is expected to be out four to six months. The report indicates that Jernigan likely won’t be ready for the Eagles’ regular-season opener against the Falcons on Sept. 6, and will be Tim Heed Jersey candidate to open the season on the physically unable to perform list as a result of the back injury.

Bill Lazor will be entering his first full season as Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator after assuming the role in Week 3 last season following Ken Zampese’s firing. Lazor’s philosophy could result in Green breaking out from the least productive two-year stretch of his career.

He knows players’ strengths and weaknesses, said Green, who, by his high standards, is coming off a modest 75-catch, 1,074-yard campaign. It’s putting players where they need to be to get the ball into the playmakers’ hands. That’s all he’s preaching.

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Police were told that the Penns got into an argument after he slapped her on the rear end and, during the ensuing verbal disagreement, he allegedly poured a drink on her head and grabbed her by the wrist.
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Lou Lamoriello, the architect of three Stanley Cup championships and five conference titles during his 28 years as president and general manager of the New Jersey Devils, will take over hockey operations for the New York Islanders in a number of days, The Athletic reports.

Speculation in hockey circles was that Tavares would go to market due to the state of the franchise, both on the ice and as it waits for a new arena to be constructed at Belmont Park racetrack. But according to Hockey 30 in Canada and other reports, Lamoriello flew to Mississauga and met with Tavares last week as a proxy for the Islanders, in the hopes of selling the captain on remaining with the team.

Tavares said last month that he was still considering his options.

It’s a big decision and there’s a lot that goes into it and that’s a big reason why I’ve taken my time, he said. For me personally, you realize that you don’t know how many opportunities you get to get to this point and possibly see what the landscape is.

If Tavares went to market, he would have a slew of serious suitors. But the addition of Lamoriello might be enough to lure him back to the only organization he has played for, on a long-term deal.

Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Capitals fans waited roughly three rounds for Braden Holtby to step up and win a game for them on his own. Not just play well, but be the difference. He did that in Game 6, playing flawlessly in making 24 saves for his first shutout of the season. Game 7’s going to be no different than [Games] 1-6 of this series, he said.

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The Capitals made no apologies for taking the body and grinding out a physical 3-0 victory Monday night that tied the playoff series and set up a deciding Game 7. T.J. Oshie had a goal on the power play and into an empty net, Smith-Pelly scored a back-breaker and Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots, but it was the bruising style that kept the Capitals alive and could still pay more dividends.

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and threw two interceptions in seven-on-seven drills.

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Entering his third season, Henry was being counted on to develop into a focal part of the offense as the Chargers opted not to bring back future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates in free agency.

NFL owners gave temporary approval Tuesday for a proposal designed to make the kickoff safer. The new rule will be in place for the 2018 season but will be evaluated next spring based on injury numbers and other factors.

The NFL fast-tracked the rule after medical data revealed that concussions were five times more likely to happen on kickoffs in 2017 than on other plays. A group of nine special-teams coaches authored the bulk of the plan earlier this month. While it won’t look much different to many fans, the new format is intended to reduce the number of high-speed collisions involved in the play.

The league is aiming to make the play safer. But will it work? Here’s an inside look at the proposal and whether it’s really a long-term solution.

NFL owners spent hours Tuesday attempting to repair their national anthem policy, an effort that has exposed deep divisions among franchises and left them struggling to find common ground.

The discussions are expected to resume Wednesday morning, with a resolution possible by the end of the day.

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Brady is indeed at 968 career rushing yards, at an average of 1.7 per carry. He needs 32 rushing yards to hit the 1,000 mark for his career, but getting there is no guarantee. He has failed to reach 32 rushing yards in a season in two of the last five years, including last year.

Vander Esch makes the defense immediately better and should play a major role this season.

Fans don’t always get too jazzed about drafting a center, but Detroit Lions fans should be excited about former Arkansas center Frank Ragnow. See, the Lions haven’t had a running back rush for 100 yards in a game since 2013. Ragnow can help make that happen.

He is a mauler at the interior of the offensive line and should be able to open some big holes for LeGarrette Blount and rookie second-round pick Kerryon Johnson.

He’s a tough guy and a leader in that locker room. He’s got the personality that you want your center to have, and he’s got good strength, one NFC scout said of Ragnow, per Zierlein. I see him as an early starter in the league.

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