Patriots bringing left tackle prospect in for a look today

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The Patriots have a clear need at left tackle, after Nate Solder left for free agency riches in New York.
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And they’re taking a look today at a potential replacement.

The Colts believe Luck’s assurance that he’ll return a better player 鈥?a better teammate, a better person, with head coach Frank Reich setting his sights on Luck being ready for Week 1. The trade Colts management made with the Jets on March 17, giving Gang Green their No. 3 pick for the No. 6 and more late-round selections in this month’s draft, showed a confidence in Luck, as well. While the teams with the top four picks could all target quarterbacks, the Colts will be able to select an elite position player at No. 6 and acquire more weapons for Luck later on.

As Luck vanishes back to slug through his rehab process, Colts fans cling tight to those few positive words 鈥?even if his arm isn’t yet matching the optimism.

The Rams have acknowledged that defensive tackle Aaron Donald is set for a big contract extension several times, but nothing’s been signed at this point and it appears that will keep them from working with Donald for at least the early part of their offseason program.

Marshawn Lynch Authentic Jersey According to multiple reports, Donald is not expected to report to work when the Rams kick off the first stage of their workout program on Monday. The workouts are voluntary until the Rams make it to their mandatory minicamp in June.

I think this will be the most competitive game so far in this Womens Ryan Kelly Jersey series, he said. Obviously, they’re going to be ready to play. Any time you don’t win, you want to bounce back hard. We expect their best game, for sure.

The Giants want to secure Beckham for the long haul, but first want to make sure he is healthy, after he missed the final 11 games last season after fracturing his left ankle. New head coach Pat Shurmur said last week it is his understanding Beckham’s recovery is on schedule and that Beckham will show up Monday when the Giants gather for the start of their offseason workout program.

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Sources: No interest in hiring Jeff Van Gundy right now, Knicks say

Tress Way Authentic Jersey The New York Knicks have not shown interest in Jeff Van Gundy as a candidate for their head-coaching position, league sources told ESPN.
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Van Gundy, a former Knicks coach and current NBA analyst for ESPN, would be open to talking about the position if he were approached by New York, league sources said. But league sources familiar with the matter said that despite contact between the team and Van Gundy’s representatives, there currently is no interest.

The retractable roof at Miller Park provided a break from the inclement weather that has led to a rash of postponements.

We definitely feel fortunate from that end, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Monday night’s game was played after a major snow storm hit the Milwaukee area over the weekend. The Reds waited through a rain delay of 2 hours, 36 minutes at home Sunday.

Joey Gallo Authentic Jersey It’s nice knowing that it’s freezing cold outside but we are going to be able to play in a relatively comfortable environment, Price said. Playing baseball when it’s 25 or 35 degrees isn’t fun for anybody.

It’s the playoffs, Holiday said of his final block. A lot of excitement and a lot of energy especially in the building. Obviously, that was a really big stop and at that moment it felt good to get a stop. It felt good to know that all the hard work we put in this game, we got the win, so we did a really good job at that.

Rondo finished with 17 assists, eight rebounds and six points.

Portland made a charge that cut it to 93-92 on McCollum’s 3-pointer just inside a minute left. Lillard missed in the lane with 15 seconds remaining with the Blazers still down one, and after Davis made two free throws, Holiday blocked Pat Connaughton’s layup with 6.3 seconds to go.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts and several players said that the play was designed for a 3-pointer, but the Pelicans successfully took those options away.

Perhaps that had something to do with Rondo knowing everything the Blazers were Authentic D.J. Augustin Jersey ready to throw at them and relaying that knowledge to his teammates.

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Wild lose Zach Parise to fractured sternum suffered in Game 3

After swinging the momentum of their Western Conference first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets, the Minnesota Wild received some deflating news ahead of Tuesday night’s Game 4: Star forward Zach Parise is week-to-week after fracturing his sternum in the Wild’s 6-2 win on Sunday.

Parise played 15:59 in that victory, scoring a goal. He’s scored a goal in each of the games in this series, and has five goals in his past eight playoff games. Parise has primarily played alongside center Mikko Koivu and winger Nino Niederreiter on one of the Wild’s top scoring lines.

Manny Machado, Bryce Harper and the other premium players on the market next winter will earn huge deals, but who earns the biggest contract could surprise you.

That wasn’t the only big change. The Mets made this week’s biggest move in the rankings, moving up five slots to crack the top five. Meanwhile, the Angels and Indians both moved up four slots apiece within the top 10. The Angels are already at the No. 3 slot, where they’re putting pressure on the Astros, just the same as they are in the AL West. Beyond the turnover within the ranks, this week’s top 10 welcomed one new entry, as the Twins moved up.

The departure of Darryl Sutter and promotion of John Stevens to head coach allowed some key Kings to locate their long-lost smiles. Anze Kopitar’s point total increased by 40. Dustin Brown’s increased by 25. Drew Doughty’s increased by 28. Jake Muzzin’s jumped 14 points in eight fewer games. Jonathan Quick won the Jennings Trophy in leading the Kings to a 2.46 team goals-against average, and he anchored a league-best penalty kill (85.0 percent). All of this was quite good!

Not as good: Losing Jeff Carter for all but 27 games after surgery in October to repair an ankle tendon. That impacted the team’s secondary scoring behind the Kopitar line, as the Kings were 16th in goals per game, at 2.89.

The Kings were inconsistent, even in making a return trip to the playoffs as the first wild card after missing out last season. Alas, the Vegas Golden Knights rolled through them in historic playoff victory.

It was comforting, first off, to have Phil at my side, or be by his side. He had vast experience calling Super Bowls. The other thing I remember was that we didn’t want any distractions before the game started. So we asked the stage manager to basically lock the door into the broadcast booth. The well-wishers do come out, and they’re very well-intentioned, and I’m appreciative of all those efforts.

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Angry Democrats disappointed by Michael Wolff’s factually dubious tell-all were looking to James Comey to deliver the goods on Donald Trump.

Well, says National Review’s David French, he delivered, all right 鈥?just not the goods Democrats wanted. In fact, Comey and George Stephanpoulos reaffirmed the obvious: In 2016, the entire American political system cracked, including 鈥?in crucial ways 鈥?the FBI.
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Democrats and even some Republicans have been warning that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be a point of no return for President Trump. Others are calling the Michael Cohen raid the start of his presidency’s end. But Jim Newell at Slate notes that what these predictions rather conspicuously lack is any attempt to explain precisely the series of events that would be Trump’s formal undoing. Indeed, Democrats know that raising the specter of impeachment is politically unwise, especially when they’re in no position to make good on such a threat. Fact is, it seems almost equally likely that more dirt about Trump’s business comes out, more confidants go to jail, the economy stays fine, Trump continues yelling at NFL players for kneeling prior to football games and he wins a second term.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received complaints after Miller posted the catch on social media. The commission is investigating whether any violations occurred, though Miller said he hasn’t been contacted.

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Williams, Lee, Adams and Christian Hackenberg, taken in the second round in 2016, were all 21 at the start of their rookie seasons. Maccagnan has been more willing to take older players later in the draft. Deon Simon (2015 seventh round) and Dylan Donahue (2017 fifth round) were both 25 when their rookie year began. Bryce Petty (2015 fourth round), Brandon Shell (2016 fifth round), Lac Edwards (2016 seventh round) and Maye (2017 second round) were all 24 at the start of their rookie years. Maye is the only older early-round pick. The average age of all of Maccagnan’s draft picks is 22.8 years old.
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The biggest thing in the way of Bryant to J-ville would likely be executive vice president Tom Coughlin.

The Seahawks only have about $9.3 million to spend, so some creative accounting would be in order. But Pete Carroll and Co. have never been shy about adding vocal players, and Paul Richardson’s departure opened a hole in the Emerald City at wide receiver.
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After Bryant’s release Friday, Dallas sportscaster Mickey Spagnola tweeted that Bryant said he’d see the Cowboys twice next year. Given that statement, both the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles could be in play. We’ll get to Washington in a bit.
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Bryant is as brash as they come, an attitude that may not mesh well with Coughlin’s no-nonsense approach to, well, everything.

Bryant wants to play for an NFC East team: I won’t say any teams, but being in the division, that’s a huge possibility. That’s a huge possibility. That’s something that I want…. It’s personal. Like I said, it’s very personal. I already had a plan of training and getting my mind right. I just want to do it that much more.

On not understanding why he wasn’t named a Cowboys team captain: I think me not being named a team captain was mostly on a personal level. I’m just going to be honest because I don’t understand why I wouldn’t be a team captain. Like I said, you’ve seen my teammates, you know? They don’t even understand the decision.

If I was to go interview those staff workers, what else would they tell you?

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FOX plans Michael Strahan-hosted Thursday night pregame show

Authentic Lawrence Timmons Jersey Michael Strahan is already one of the busiest people on television, and he’s about to get busier.
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Strahan, who appears in the New York studios of Good Morning America on ABC five mornings a week and then flies to Los Angeles for FOX NFL Sunday during the NFL season, is now slated to work on FOX’s Thursday night package as well.

We wanted to go in tomorrow and have a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs, coach Bob Boughner said. It’s tough to have to rely on other teams. We know an hour before the game our playoff hopes were done. It was tough going into this game and getting the job done tonight.

Jonathan Huberdeau scored a power-play goal for the Panthers. Colton Sceviour had a goal and an assist and Nick Bjugstad also scored.

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I’m just gonna let them do their job and coach and I’m gonna be ready to put our team in a position to win, Hunt said.

And, along the way, try to take a few strokes off his golf game to start getting the better of Mahomes away from Chiefs headquarters.

There were a lot of other great teams that I had offers from and had an opportunity to join, Garett Bolles Youth jersey but I think this was the best fit for me, Suh said.

Suh said that before signing with the Rams he watched film with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and thought the Rams had a good plan for him. He also indicated that he thinks he can prove himself on a one-year contract in 2018. And so in 2019, Suh may be looking for a new best fit.

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Putting early hot and cold streaks into proper fantasy perspective

A lot can Travis Swanson Youth jersey happen in a week. It always does. However, when it comes to the first week of the baseball season, fantasy managers who have spent a long winter anxiously awaiting stats that count are very prone to getting hoodwinked by extreme starts to the campaign that typically won’t be indicative of future results.
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This is particularly true when it comes to extremely high batting averages out of the gate or extended oh-fers to start the season. When a .250 hitter has a sudden run of multihit games in the summer, he’s considered to be hot — but the expectation is that at some point, his bat will once again return to normal. When a .320 hitter is mired in a 1-for-20 slide just after the All-Star break, it’s all but laughed off, and both forgotten and forgiven once he gets back on track.

Having six (or more) hitless games in the first week of the season will be a double-digit point albatross on your batting average for the rest of the season. So even if Jose Ramirez (2-for-33) or Gary Sanchez (2-for-32) were to end up batting .300 over their next 500 at-bats, that still would only get them up to .280 on their baseball card. It’s that big of an impact.

On the flip side, a super-hot streak is not likely to have as much of an impact going forward. A quick look at the top-10 list in terms of 2018 batting average yields us such names as Rhys Hoskins, Chris Owings, Ryan Flaherty, Dansby Swanson, Didi Gregorius and Matt Chapman, all of whom are batting at least .370.

Dixon Machado had two hits and chased Lucas Giolito (0-1) with a two-run double in the sixth that made it 5-0, sending the Tigers to their second straight win after a 1-4 start.

Britton Colquitt Jersey Both starters struggled with their control on a day when the gametime temperature was 32 degrees. But Fulmer (1-1) pitched well enough, scattering six hits and walking three in 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

Nelson Agholor Mens Jersey Giolito struggled through 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and four hits. He walked three and hit three batters as the White Sox lost for the fourth time in five games.

Giolito insisted the weather really didn’t affect his performance.

I was battling myself the whole time, he said. Too many pitches getting away from me. Three walks, three hit batters, unacceptable. It just didn’t work out.

After Fulmer escaped a bases-loaded jam in the second, Giolito wasn’t as fortunate in the third.

He hit Jose Iglesias after retiring the first seven batters and walked Leonys Martin and Jeimer Candelario with two out before Cabrera drove a two-run single to right-center.

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Commissioner will still call names on first night of the draft

As the draft continues to make major changes, one key aspect will stay the same: The assembled crowd will have the ability to boo the Commissioner, loudly.
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Per the league office, Roger Goodell will continue to stride to and from the podium, calling out the names of each of the players taken in the first round of the draft on Thursday night, April 26 in Arlington, Texas. He’ll adhere to the ritual despite concerns among some within the league’s power structure that it’s not good for The Shield when Goodell feels like he should be hiding behind one in such a public setting.

Blount carried the ball 12 times inside the 5-yard line and scored just once, the worst ratio in the league for any back with five tries or more. The other Philly running backs scored on four of their seven attempts.

Meantime, there was no new updates early Saturday on closer Aroldis Chapman, who was checked on during his ninth-inning outing by a team trainer.

Aftermath : An MRI taken during the game revealed no injury, but he was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday morning with a right hip strain.

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Boone’s take Saturday morning: I think just at this point in the season we’re just being cautious and hopefully as he goes through throwing (Saturday) and his routine, hopefully it ends up being (missing) a start. But I think it was just a cautious move with some need. Now with some arms, to be able to get Cessa and German in here and be available, one of them could take (Sabathia’s) next start and then hopefully it is something real minor that he Jay Beagle Youth jersey can slot right back in.

Boone’s take on Saturday: (Friday) night is the first I learned of it. I spoke to him at length in my office this morning and it’s something we’re very concerned about. It’s something that he shared with me that he’s been dealing with for a long time.

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Report: Ravens’ Harbaugh, Newsome to be questioned in Kaepernick case

Authentic Kids Shawn Kelley Jersey Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome will be questioned under oath Thursday in relation to free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, a source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
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It only felt like a sprain, he said, so he tried going back in 2-3 plays later and realized it was more than that.

From there, Jeffery went to get an MRI and the doctor said’I think your season is going to be over’ because the injury would require surgery, Jeffery said.

But this was Jeffery’s first season in Philadelphia, signed to a prove-it one-year, $14 million contract, and he wasn’t about to sit out the entire season.

I was looking at our trainer like, we gotta figure something out, Jeffery said. That’s what we did.

Jeffery tested the shoulder out on his own, ran around, stretched his arm out. Once he felt like he could completely lift the shoulder with enough pain tolerance to keep playing, he decided to hold off on surgery and play through it.
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The No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, Stafford is preparing to enter his 10th season with the Lions. He’s coming off a third straight campaign where he completed better than 65 percent of his passes to go along with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

It will also be the first season of a five-year contract extension Stafford signed last offseason. At the time, it made him the NFL’s highest-paid player. The deal has since been topped by Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins this offseason, and Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are also making progress on extensions that will likely top Stafford’s $135-million pact.

Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Keith Kinkaid, Kyle Palmieri and the New Jersey Devils will aim to secure a spot in the playoffs when they play their home finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Prudential Center in Newark.

The Devils can clinch their first postseason berth in five season if they win in any fashion on Thursday night, or the Florida Panthers lose in regulation to the Boston Bruins.

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Giants GM, coach not eager to talk about Beckham

The New York Giants are now mum on Odell Beckham ‘s future with the franchise. The past two days of Giants news were dominated by comments from co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch about Beckham’s standing on the team, as well as reports that the Los Angeles Rams had tried to trade for the star receiver. When general manager Dave Gettleman held court with reporters Tuesday, he was asked point-blank if he wants Beckham on the Giants.

I’m not going there. Next question, Gettleman said, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. Earlier Tuesday, the GM said patriots_008he wants to eliminate internal and external distractions for the team.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht has a long history of negotiating contracts that keep his team’s cap clean and not drafting edge rushers, so Curry should be no exception to those rules. The three-year, $27 million deal Curry signed has $11.5 million guaranteed, and it wouldn’t be shocking if all of that came due in Year 1 of the deal. Tampa desperately needed edge rushing help, so even if Curry produces a season like the one we saw last season, he would represent a much-needed piece of the puzzle for Tampa.

He’s not on the block, Mara told reporters at the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. Is that going to stop clubs from possibly calling us No. But he’s not on the block. We’re not shopping him around. Beckham’s contract – and status with the Giants – has been a point of heavy conversation in recent days. The 25-year-old is reportedly planning to hold out until he gets a new deal, but his determination to become the NFL’s highest-paid player has complicated negotiations with New York.

I want him to be a Giant, Mara said. But I can’t sit here and tell you that it is 100 percent guarantee that that’s going to happen. Related: Giants GM, coach not eager to talk about Beckham Mara added the Giants would have to be overwhelmed to entertain an offer for Beckham, who’s scheduled to hit free agency in 2019 but would almost certainly draw the franchise tag if an extension isn’t worked out before then. Mara said Sunday the Giants weren’t shopping Beckham, but stopped short of calling him untouchable.

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