Month: February 2018

The Jets are on the tail end of a back-to-back after winning 4-0 at St. Louis on Friday night.

In that victory, which made Winnipeg 13-10-7 on the road and 10-6-2 against the rest of the Central, the Jets got two assists from Mark Scheifele, who has 13 assists and 25 points in 19 career games against Dallas, and a goal and an assist each from Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler.
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I think that’s just for you guys, Gay said of Popovich’s announcement. You guys want answers. He gave you an answer. We support Kawhi, but we can’t sit around waiting for anybody. We’re a team. People have stepped up. LaMarcus [Aldridge] has stepped up. Kyle [Anderson] has stepped up. Davis [Bertans] has stepped up. People are definitely trying to fill the role as best they could.
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If [Leonard] comes back, obviously he’s one Authentic Julius Erving Jersey of the best players in the league. We’ll welcome him with open arms. But we have a job to do. We have to do that with or without them. We’re going to have to prepare to make a run with or without him. I think we’ll be happy if he comes back. But we still have to go out there and compete every night. We still feel like we’re a superior team.

The Wizards, who have been playing for weeks without Wall, their super-speedy star guard, nearly blew a late 11-point lead as James scored 14 straight points to pull the Cavs within 106-103. But Beal hit a driving layup and James missed a free throw and committed a lane violation while intentionally missing the second one and the Wizards held on.

We hung together, said Wizards coach Scott Brooks. We showed great resolve. That’s what we talked about. Resiliency is what successful teams do in this league. We’ve been showing that. We’ve just got to keep doing it.

Washington is 8-2 since Wall went down with a knee injury. Tomas Satoransky, who has been starting in Wall’s spot, added 17 points, eight assists and didn’t have a turnover in 31 minutes.

Moss is 6’4 and ran a 4.25 40. That size and explosive speed made him nearly impossible to cover.

Former Giants running back Tiki Barber told Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager back in 2013 that there was only one player his brother, cornerback Ronde Barber, ever lost sleep over.
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49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested on suspected domestic violence charges

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested and booked into the County of Santa Clara jail on Sunday. Per Sarah Ravani and Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, domestic violence is suspected.
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The 49ers cut cornerback Tramaine Brock last year not even one day after he was arrested on allegations of domestic violence. Now we’ll see what they do with Foster.

Mel Kiper’s first mock draft of 2018 showed a change in heart by NFL teams, who only took two offensive linemen in the first round of last year’s draft. McShay and Kadar’s mocks also sees that changing course in 2018, both having seven.

McShay’s first lineman off the board is Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson at No. 11 to Miami. While he believes quarterback could be an option for the Dolphins if one is available, McShay says the Fins still have a glaring need at the guard position after going 29th in rushing last season. Dolphins fans won’t be excited with this pick, he said, but they would be getting one of the top five players in this draft.
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In Dan Kadar’s latest mock, it seems that he would agree on Nelson’s talent, but he has him going No. 5 to Denver.

I gotta get back, said Shazier, who has been recovering from a spinal stabilization surgery in December. Since I’ve been in college, I really wanted to go to the Hall of Fame. I still want to go to the Hall of Fame. All my goals are like making me want to go to the Hall of Fame.

Adam Vinatieri re-signs with Colts, set for 23rd NFL season

Adam Vinatieri, who signed a one-year deal to the return to the Colts on Thursday, will be 46 years old when he completes the 2018 season, which will be his 23rd in the NFL.
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Nick Goepper of the United States is one of the big names, and he had a strong run starting from the 11th position. He was pleased with his run, getting a score of 92.80 to unseat Woods for the top spot.

Goepper was unseated when the 13th man, Andri Ragettli of Switzerland, put down a score of 95.00. Gus Kenworthy will be No. 21 in the starting order.

Kenworthy put down one of the most creative runs, favoring side hits and unique grabs rather than spins. It earned him an 88.60, placing him into fourth, just behind Woods. Kenworthy was pushed down to fifth when Elias Ambuehl of Switzerland scored an 89.60.

Goepper finished the first runs in second behind Ragettli and ahead of Woods, with Kenworthy in fifth behind Ambuehl.

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Ever since Hanyu started bringing a Winnie the Pooh tissue box to competitions in 2010, fans took his love to heart and joined him, wearing Pooh merch and bringing Pooh toys as a way to show support. It’s their meme 鈥?there’s even a Twitter account dedicated to Hanyu’s Pooh.
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In an interview with the Boston Globe, his coach, Brian Orser, described the typical post-Pooh scene backstage:

You go backstage and there are bags and bags and bags, said Orser. Yuzu’s parents and sister and agent go through every single bag and separate all the flowers and gifts and cards and they send something back.

Tom Brady’s former backup will be raking in the big bucks.

The 49ers on Thursday signed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a record five-year contract worth $137.5 million to make him the highest paid player in the league, NFL Network reported.

Former Patriots defensive coordinators Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini also left to take head coaching jobs.

Belichick’s coaching tree is extensive and will continue to grow as long as he remains the Patriots coach. How long might that be? At 65, he is likely tied at the hip with Brady, 40, who was the NFL MVP in 2017 after leading the league with 4,577 passing yards.

Completed just in time for the 2017 football season, Mercedes-Benz Stadium seats 71,000 people but can expand to seat more than 80,000. It’s equipped with a uniquely designed retractable roof, which, if closed, hopefully won’t be leaking by the time the Super Bowl arrives in 2019.

When the venue was being built, reasonable stadium food prices were touted as revolutionary, and sure enough, Falcons concession revenue went up in the stadium’s first year. Yes, the building located in the heart of Atlanta has a Chick-fil-A inside. No, there is no word on whether it will be open on Super Bowl Sunday.

“If I had run out of bounds it would have definitely been unfortunate. But my football instincts kicked in.”

On what he was seeing as he ran down the sideline: “I actually was watching the fans. Everyone was standing up and just going crazy. To see that — my eyes were wide open. ‘I’m really about to score.’ I thought I was going out of bounds.”

On his emotions following the touchdown: “I was just so happy, especially at that moment. All the work paid off, being in the position I was in, all that. If you put in the work, it will pay off. I’m just thankful to God.”

On whether the extra attention is getting to him: “It’s a moment I’ll never forget. It’s something I’ll forever be grateful for. I won’t be sick of it for another 100 years.”

On the quarterback situation in Minnesota and whether the uncertainty affects things: “Not for me — it really doesn’t change things for me. For me, I have to get back to work and run around some routes and catch some balls, no matter who it is coming from.nike-youth-cardinals-038

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This season, which began last weekend, has already been somewhat of an ordeal.

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Australian media on Wednesday reported that Hayne has been removed from the Titans’ leadership group over attitude problems, and that the star fullback argued with teammates about a number of issues, including him being overweight. One newspaper said his weight had increased to 238 pounds.
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He’s come back a bit heavy and we’re working on that, Henry told Sky Sports.

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Riddell is the biggest football equipment maker with about $200 million in sales, and Schutt is second with $55 million.

Platinum bought Schutt in 2010 out of bankruptcy for $28 million, so it is free of the concussion liabilities that burden Riddell.

Still, suitors also have bigger-picture concerns about the popularity of football, sources said.

The market for helmets for varsity high school football on up is stable, but the number of players from 8 to 12 years old has decreased as kids move more to flag or protected flag football, the source close to the situation said.
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Riddell, Fenway Partners and Park Lane declined comment. Platinum did not return calls.

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Yes, NFL Inc. is flourishing, even as its fans struggle with high unemployment and stagnant wages.

It comes as no surprise that the billionaires who are the exclusive shareholders in one of the best businesses in the world want to keep sweeping their dirty laundry under the rug.

The Browns’ second-round pick, DeShone Kizer, made his first start of the preseason against the Buccaneers and a glance at the stat sheet might make it seem like it’s business as usual with the organization’s latest attempt to unearth a franchise quarterback.

That’s something La Canfora reported back when Ballard was hired; the Colts had already decided to give Pagano an extra year (that’s on Irsay, so, yeah). Look at the list of coaching candidates I broke down for the Colts on Monday and Toub is right there. Personally, I would want the Colts to secure an offensive guy who will take care of Andrew Luck, but landing Toub and having him bring in an offensive guru from the Reid coaching line would be perfectly fine too.

How on earth did Koetter keep his job? Tampa fans were sick of him, and the Glazer family has been crazy quick with the trigger when it comes to coaches ever since firing Gruden after the 2008 season. In the nearly decade since, the longest-tenured coach for Tampa is Raheem Morris. Wild stuff.

There is a pretty good chance if Gruden was willing to come back to Tampa we would have seen the end of Koetter, and it may have spelled trouble for the front office as well. The Bucs’ season was a disaster, and the regression from Jameis Winston should be a major red flag.

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NFL diehards are calling offside on the league over players’ anthem protests, a new poll has found.
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Thirty percent of self-described fans of the NFL say they are watching less football this season, and more than half blame players protesting racism by kneeling during the national anthem, according to the Seton Hall Sports Poll, conducted by The Sharkey Institute.
Of those watching fewer games, 52 percent said it was because they disagreed with the protests.

We look forward to him joining the conversation, said Joe Lockhart, executive vice president of communications for the NFL.

The original meeting included 13 current or former players, plus 11 owners and representatives from the NFL and NFLPA, according to ESPN. The league did not formally invite Kaepernick, who began the movement to raise awareness for the mistreatment of minorities by police officers and racial inequality by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem last season. Many other players joined him in the protest, which has spread to other sports and other countries.
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The league became more involved in the discussion about the protests in part because President Trump has attacked the players who kneel or sit several times on social media and at press conferences, igniting further tensions by urging owners to get that son of a b锟斤拷h off the field and to cut players who protest during the anthem.

The NFL pulled an about-face Wednesday, Womens Albert McClellan Jersey announcing Mike Tirico will replace Al Michaels in the booth for NBC’s coverage of Thursday night games this season. The league previously had turned down NBC’s reported request to seat Tirico alongside analyst Cris Collinsworth, citing contractual obligations in leaving Tirico out of the equation.

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Historically safeties don’t go in the top 10 because they don’t have as much of an impact as a corner or maybe a pass rusher or what have you.

The Denver Broncos issued a statement from their players Thursday, in which they said, “Starting Sunday, we’ll be standing together.” Last Sunday, more than 30 Broncos players took a knee during the national anthem, then team leaders convened this week to discuss how to proceed in future games.

“I would say the evolution of the college game is what’s sort of driving this,” Savage said in a conference call with reporters for SiriusXM’s draft analysts. “So in other words, as the college game has gone to more three- and four-wide-receiver sets, you have to have safeties that can cover and play in space.

“In this case and in this era where not only is it wideouts that these guys have to cover, they’re having to cover these outstanding tight ends, the evolution of it is that you have a player like Hooker. You have a player like Adams that now emerges as a potential top-five, certainly top-10 choice for an NFL team.”

That’s all I care for. So as far as them kneeling and all that, I’m not gonna do it. But I respect everybody else’s decision to do whatever they want to do as Americans. Land of the free, home of the brave, so do what you want. It doesn’t bother me.”

Dolphins offense: This may be a first in trotting out an entire offense, but after getting shut out by a New Orleans team that had been pretty mediocre defensively, this is a do-or-die week for the Miami offense. This is not what Jay Cutler had in mind when he came out of retirement, but if the Dolphins can’t get it done against a Titans defensive unit that just gave up 57 points, then heralded fantasy players such as Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker fall into the dreaded matchup abyss. This would be a devastating development for Ajayi owners, who are depending on him to produce like an elite back.

But there’s optimism with the matchup against Tennessee. Cutler is hardly a recommended play, but owners of Landry and Parker are certainly rooting for him to succeed. Landry has seen a ton of targets and has his cheerleaders this weekend. But Parker has his supporters, too. Despite the disappointment against the Saints, you almost have to roll the dice that the Dolphins are about to break out.chargers_017

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A surprising list charging toward national coach of the year

The conversation for national coach of the year never feels as sexy or provocative as the Wooden Award race most seasons.
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This season’s candidate pool features an interesting mix of new faces and established winners. But the front-runner is clear.

This feels like 2016. Jalen Brunson (19.0 PPG, 5.2 APG, 49 percent from beyond the arc) looks like Josh Hart, who is now giving the Los Angeles Lakers quality minutes off the bench. And Omari Spellman, who redshirted last season because of academic issues, is in shape and playing a Draymond Green-like role for a Villanova squad that boasts double-digit wins over Gonzaga (16 points) and Xavier (24 points) and entered the week first in adjusted offensive efficiency on KenPom.com. We expect Villanova to compete with the best. This year, however, Wright has led his squad to a collection of definitive wins, and Wildcats now look like the team to beat in college basketball.

The Niners might have forced overtime if not for a missed extra point by kicker Robbie Gould. (The longer extra point decides a game!) That forced them into a two-point conversion attempt with just over two minutes left, trailing by two. It failed. The Niners got the ball right back on a successful onside kick. But their last-gasp drive was undone by a questionable 鈥?to put it kindly 鈥?offensive pass interference penalty. (An officiating controversy!)

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Bottom line: Drake’s skill set screams change-of-pace pass-catching back but Joe Flacco Youth jersey what if he’s more than that? I wouldn’t burn a waiver priority on Drake but if he ends up unclaimed, add him as a free agent and see if he pans out in two or three weeks.

Elite Mens Zack Kassian Jersey NEWS: Jonathan Stewart injured his hamstring Sunday and will be out at least a week according to Ron Rivera.

Fantasy spin: Stewart was dealing with an ankle injury all week and it’s entirely possible the hamstring injury is in some way, shape or form related to that. Stewart has missed a lot of time over his career so the injury shouldn’t be totally surprising.