Month: June 2018

Led by Mack, the Falcons have a veteran offensive line that returns every starter from last season.

They should also benefit from the addition of guard Brandon Fusco, who has started 80 games in his career and is familiar with the Falcons’ outside zone scheme.
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Fusco’s arrival also helps the Falcons’ depth on the offensive line. If he slots into the starting right guard position, previous starter Wes Schweitzer will become a capable backup on the interior of the line alongside Ben Garland, a very versatile lineman with quality starting experience.

The Falcons wrapped up their second Kellen Winslow Jersey day of Minicamp Built by The Home Depot Wednesday, and they have just one more practice left before a summer break until training camp begins.

On non-game days, The Home Depot Backyard will offer curated, year-round activations focusing on the community. This fall, focus will be Matt Bosher Jersey placed on testing a limited number of events within three key pillars: arts and culture, health and wellness and service-oriented activations.

Do you think our offense will be better this year? We had a lot of dropped balls in 2017.

Matt: Yes, I do, Marquarious. Everyone is back on offense and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian says he’s much more comfortable with the offense heading into his second year here in Atlanta. How much more comfortable? He said the difference is night and day. I asked him about it and here’s what he told me.

Matt: Hey there, Tai. I think there are a lot of weapons on this offense, and I think Calvin Ridley will certainly get some opportunities. I don’t see him having more receptions than Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, but I could see him making some big plays in the passing game – explosive or chunk plays. How does 45 catches for 650 yards and six touchdowns sound?

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jersey and the Cardinals will play on Sunday Night Football in Dallas during the preseason.

The Cardinals don’t know yet if they will be on national television during the 2018 regular season, but they will be making an appearance on Sunday Night Football in the preseason.
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The key third preseason game for Steve Wilks’ team will be in Dallas Aug. 26, for a 5 p.m. kickoff against the Cowboys on NBC. The Cards also faced the Cowboys in a nationally televised preseason matchup last year in the Hall of Fame game.

The Kevin Durant Jersey road opponents will be the three NFC West foes, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

For tickets, call 602-379-0102 or click here for season ticket information. The Cardinals have sold out all 124 games they have played at University of Phoenix Stadium, including preseason matchups.

When the Brown brothers left – they’re not brothers, but I call (John and Jaron) the Brown brothers – I told my agent, ‘Hey, Arizona should be a team we’re seeking out,’ Butler said. During the season I felt like I would have been a good fit if those two guys did leave, and I knew they were in their contract year. I didn’t know the other players that were here, so I was like, ‘If those guys don’t go out and get a big-name free agent, that’s a great place for us to go.’

General Manager Steve Keim passed on big names, and indeed Butler inked a two-year, $2.6 million deal in April, becoming another option for the No. 2 wide receiver role behind star Larry Fitzgerald. Butler has one of the longest résumés among the candidates, with 73 catches for 1,177 yards and eight touchdowns in five NFL seasons.

He had 15 catches for 317 yards and three scores a year ago Brandon Dubinsky Authentic Jersey for the Cowboys, averaging a robust 21.1 yards per catch. But an average that high generally means a player isn’t getting the lion’s share of targets, and that was the case as Butler sat behind Dez Bryant, Terrence Williams and Cole Beasley on the Dallas depth chart.

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.