Terry Francona hasn’t watched Indians’ World Series Game 7 loss to Cubs

Authentic Womens Robyn Regehr Jersey Terry Francona isn’t one to dwell on the past, even though he was named AL Manager of the Year this past season and his club won the AL Central en route to a World Series appearance.

While the past includes the Indians’ extra-inning loss to the Cubs in Game 7 of the World Series, Francona admitted Tuesday he hasn’t watched a second of the game.

Elite Reshad Jones Jersey I don’t spend a lot of time on what has already happened, he told reporters. It doesn’t do any good.

It doesn’t do Francona any good predicting what will happen this season, but the Tribe are in great shape to return to the World Series.

Cap’n Jetes took it in stride, as he does, and we’re sure he was able to quickly laugh this off in short order.

It might have been slightly less amusing for him to learn his group is trailing in the bidding for the Marlins. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday evening that a group led by one of Mitt Romney’s sons and which includes Hall of Famer Tom Glavine had bid slightly more than the $1.3 billion offered by the group that includes Jeter and is led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

We have no idea how much cash Jeter has pledged toward the sale, but any additional funds figure to be substantial if a bidding war is going on.

Earlier in the day, Bush expressed confidence (per The New York Times) his group would soon finalize an agreement to buy the franchise from Jeffrey Loria. Was that confidence just posturing, or are we really nearing a resolution?

Jeter’s accustomed to winning, in baseball and in life. Come-from-behind victories are routine. Looks like he’ll need another one to fulfill his wish of being an owner. Then maybe he can go back on CNBC and clown everybody there.

He’s definitely smart enough to expand that.

Yes, Howard was a terrific need, value and luxury pick at No. 19 with the good fortune of so many teams deciding not to take the uber-athletic tight end. Evans can be a good strong safety, but other than that, there were some questionable position picks and reaches. Good thing the Bucs are already set to push for a playoff spot.
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Ben Boulware, LB, Clemson Boulware may be a bit undersized at 6 feet and 236 pounds, but he is a passionate natural leader who was extremely productive at Clemson with 116 tackles last season for the national champions. His superior football IQ and instincts help compensate for limited athleticism. Boulware can still get sideline to sideline and takes excellent angles to the ball. He’s a very coachable player who may not measure out well, but is just a damn good football player. UPDATE: Boulware has signed with the Panthers.

Darius English, DE, South Carolina English is tall and lanky at 6-6, 245, and a natural pass rusher. He has a quick first step, but hasn’t yet converted his speed to power and is not that great against the run. He’s a bit of a one-year wonder with 60 tackles last season, to nearly match his career total prior to his senior year. His 13 tackles for loss were more than his 11 stops behind the line before 2016 and he had nine sacks last year after registering just six in the previous three years. UPDATE: English has signed with the Falcons.

Jim Kelly on nephew, Broncos rookie Chad Kelly: ‘I think he’s finally got it’

Many things can be said about Chad Kelly. On the field he has a powerful arm and expresses great leadership skills. Off the field … not so much.

The former Ole Miss quarterback has seen plenty off off-field issues and drama, which likely contributed to him being the last player picked at the 2017 NFL Draft. This year’s Mr. Irrelevant will be suiting up for the Broncos behind quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, but his uncle, former Bills great Jim Kelly, told him not to worry about being the star of the team.

I told Chad, ‘Don’t worry about going in there and thinking you’re going to compete for that starting job,’ Jim Kelly told ESPN.com on Thursday. The bottom line is, you gotta go there and get healthy, learn the system and be humble. And I think he’s finally got it. He understands that.

Elite Womens Garret Sparks Jersey According to Jim Kelly, Broncos manager John Elway called him about Chad and whether it was a good idea to draft him. Kelly said his nephew is a good kid, which led to Elway taking a chance on the embattled quarterback.
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I can’t go into all the details, but he wanted to know a little bit about Chad, and I told him, Kelly said. And I said a lot of things that have happened have been three years ago. Sooner or later, people got to forget about that. I understand, you got to bring things up. Some of the stuff to me, totally [has been] blown up.

Chad Kelly first made headlines in 2014, when he was dismissed from Clemson’s football team for butting heads with coaches. A year later, he pleaded guilty to a non-criminal disorderly charge after he got into a heated argument with bouncers at a Buffalo bar. And last year he was caught in a high school football brawl when his brother was playing.

The Clippers have to spend nearly $300 million to keep a disappointing team together

In basketball years, the six seasons that the Los Angeles Clippers core has spent together feels like an eternity. They’ve reached a crossroads this summer, with three players reaching free agency and another first-round exit to show for it.

But the team staying together for this long isn’t merely a product of circumstance.

“Steven, second time in three games you guys really struggled when Russell went to the bench. You were out there for part of that, what goes on when he goes to the bench? Why is Houston so successful, and do you sense that they get an energy boost just from him going out of the game?”
… was therefore a valid one, given that the biggest narrative of the season has been Russ The Lone Warrior: Thunder Road.

And Westbrook’s reaction showed that the reporter clearly hit a nerve. Russ grabbed the mic before Adams could respond, and said this:

“I don’t want nobody trying to split us up, we are one team … we’re in this together, don’t try to make us go against each other. I don’t want to hear that.”
Then he said “next question” five times as the reporter kept trying to ask Adams why the Thunder were bad without Russ. You think Westbrook would’ve freaked out like that if he hadn’t been hyper-sensitive to the situation already? No. But he’s entitled to this reaction. He never says the reporter is wrong, he just says that he isn’t going to sit there and say nothing while the reporter perpetuates a narrative that would be divisive to his team.

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Cleveland is the prohibitive favorite to emerge as Eastern Conference champions and make a third consecutive NBA Finals appearance

I don’t like the media attention. That’s why this job is just so tough because you’re out in front all the time, Lue said. It’s tough because whatever you say, if you say one wrong thing — especially leading this team — it goes viral. It’s a big deal.

Game Womens Adam Gotsis Jersey That’s why I know that the media has to do what they have to do, because when you rest him, they cry, ‘Oh, he should play! [Michael] Jordan would never sit!’ And then you play him 42 minutes: ‘He’s playing too much!’ Like, what? So if you don’t play, you mad. If you play too much, you mad. … And I’ve come to the realization that it is what it is. That’s why I just try to tune the outside noise out.

Regardless of his challenges, Lue coached Cleveland to a 51-31 record, tied with the Raptors for second-best in the East and trailing only the top-seeded Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers swept the Pacers in the first round and dispatched the Raptors in Game 1 of the second round, 116-105.

Cleveland is the prohibitive favorite to emerge as Eastern Conference champions and make a third consecutive NBA Finals appearance. So Lue’s issues, while very real in his world, are relative when compared to other coaches who may be on the hot seat across the league.
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There’s already been so much hype about Ball to the Lakers, but it’s possible Josh Jackson makes even more sense given the roster. The Lakers need a defensive complement Brandon Ingram and D’Angelo Russell and also someone who can help set them up. That’s Jackson. He’s one of the best athletes and competitors in this class and should be able to make an impact from day one defensively. On offense, his playmaking ability separates him from the other wings in this class.

Steve Ballmer lost all control during Game 6

The Clippers were in an elimination Game 6 on the road to the Utah Jazz on Friday night. It wasn’t just any elimination game though, the future of the entire Clippers organization depended on it in a way. The game remained close until late in the fourth when an Austin Rivers three-pointer broke it open putting the Clippers up 91-79 with just over three minutes to go.

The instances before the end of game four where Leonard started a possession on Harden were when the Spurs went with a lineup of Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi and two of their big men, Aldridge, Pau Gasol or David Lee. These were often short stretches in the second or third quarter and this match up was forced by on-court personnel, not an attempt to ice Harden.

The Spurs seem to find more value in having Leonard mobile or entirely swallowing up another Rockets player than stuck to Harden.

The Rockets react to this by leaving Leonard’s man out of the pick-and-roll Game Marshawn Lynch Jersey action and trying to hide them both in the corner as much as possible. And in the instances where Leonard gets switched on to Harden, it’s not an instant solution because the Beard is already moving with a head of steam and denies Leonard the ability to control the possession.

Game four was a problem. Leonard switched on to Harden with six minutes Game Teddy Bridgewater Jersey left in the third quarter and the Spurs down seven. Leonard’s best defensive effort against Harden in these minutes was when Harden attempted to pass from above the foul line.

Leonard’s so smart and so freaking long he anticipates Harden’s decisions and disrupts passes when he picks up his dribble. There’s no space for Harden’s pocket passes or even a split second for Harden to pick up his dribble without a predetermined plan of action.

There’s a reason the best teams use most of their first-round picks on defensive players

Every week as the draft has approached Conley has inched up, surpassing other cornerbacks. Now some are wondering if he’ll even get picked before teammate Marshon Lattimore. The Eagles are barren at cornerback. Conley would start immediately.

If Williams happens to fall out of top-10 picks — which could happen depending on Cincinnati and Buffalo — Baltimore could be his landing spot. Williams isn’t a superstar athlete for a wideout but he can go up and get the ball and give Joe Flacco a good lead receiver.

There’s a reason the best teams use most of their first-round picks on defensive players. The last few Super Bowl winners have been helped by the fact that they have their franchise quarterback, but there’s generally a much better return on defensive players in the draft’s opening frame. Few bust spectacularly, and even if those players don’t turn out to be superstars, they can be reliable starters. When a first-round quarterback flames out, it’s much harder to survive the damage.

Follow that logic into the later rounds of the draft. Load up on offensive line depth. Look for wide receivers or running backs on the second day of the draft.

Quarterbacks will be more successful if they’re surrounded by talent from day one than when a franchise tries to cobble together a team around a young signal caller. Think about Jared Goff and the Rams vs. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys.

His technique needs improvement, and it’s an issue because of his limited experience as a starter, but it hasn’t stopped him from being a sure tackler. He’s also not the fastest guy on the field, but his closing speed is remarkable.

Hooker is a phenomenal athlete and has all of the talent he needs to excel at the free safety position in the NFL. His fluidity and change-of-direction skills are advanced for a player with such limited starting experience, and will serve him well at the next level. Once he refines his technique and puts it all together, he should become an All-Pro caliber player.nike_redskins_2301-223x223

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Mixon plays in his first college football game

In the first round of the SB Nation NFL writers’ mock draft, the Texans scooped up Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer. It was a little early for him to get picked, but it was necessary. However, in doing so the Texans missed out on high-end cornerbacks like Gareon Conley of Ohio State and Kevin King of Washington.

Fortunately, there is depth at the position this year. Capt. Ron of Battle Red Blog is here to right the ship Houston and fill a big need.
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Capt. Ron: After losing cornerback A.J. Bouye and safety Quintin Demps in free agency, the Texans need depth at defensive back. There’s also a strong possibility that Kareem Jackson will move to safety; he already spent time in that role last season. The corners that are likely to start on the outside for the 2017 Houston Texans are former first round pick Kevin Johnson, who’s entering his third NFL season, and twelve-year veteran Johnathan Joseph, who is 33 years old. Both of these players have missed games over the last couple of seasons due to injury, putting increased demand on adding quality depth in the secondary.

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Mixon plays in his first college football game, as a redshirt freshman. He records five carries for 27 yards in a 41-3 win over Akron.

NFL draft 2017 live stream: How to watch Rounds 2-3 online

After an eventful first round, the NFL Draft returns on Friday night with the second and third rounds scheduled to take place. Theres still a lot of top-tier talent left on the board, and teams will be eager to restock their rosters and fill important needs.

Limited Mens Shaun Alexander Jersey Just like Thursday, the draft will be televised on both ESPN and NFL Network. ESPN will air the draft from 7-8 p.m. and then coverage switches to ESPN2. Viewers can stream it online at WatchESPN and Watch NFL Network.

On Friday, Trubisky did what many new draftees do: he went to another sporting event in the city of the team that picked him. In this case, that meant Trubisky showing up in Chicago for the Bulls first-round Game 6 against the Boston Celtics.

Heres where this story takes a dark turn. Trubisky got booed. It reportedly wasnt an overwhelming, malicious booing. Some applause was interspersed. But there was definitely booing of this QB whos yet to take a professional snap.

Its hard to blame Chicagoans for being a bit jaded about this. Jay Cutler was a decent quarterback there, but Bears fans never liked him. Its been many years since theyve had a quarterback that many of them actually liked. Well see if Trubisky can pull that off.

Fast forward to the NFL and his rookie season: the same blocks he had in college, he is executing in the NFL.
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Here is Stanley executing the same reach block he made in college, but hes more explosive and lower now. Same good footwork, and his hand placement is OK, but his power is improved.

WNBA Draft 2017: Welcome to the Plum Show

Kelsey Plum, the standout guard from Washington and the NCAAs all-time leading scorer in womens basketball, should be a deadlock for the number one pick in todays draft.

Or is she?
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Most basketball fans who know the game would say its obvious that the San Antonio Stars, who have the number one pick this year, should draft Plum. Shes been compared to James Harden, shes the deadliest three-point shooter available, and by far the best overall talent. Yet, word has it that the Stars may pass up on her.

But when Stephenson puts on the navy and gold Pacers uniform, you never know. It just feels different, like theres some X-factor that changes his ceiling and how great he can actually play. Game 1 was a perfect example of that ¡ª every shot he took just felt right, and he just about single-handedly made sure Indiana didnt fall behind for a couple minutes there in the fourth.

If Stephenson can play like this for a series, then yes, Indiana has a chance. They were a made 18-footer away from stealing Game 1 on the road, after all. Lance probably cant. Nothing he has done this season, or over the past three seasons, indicates that he can.

But back with the Pacers, you never know. Some of the little things Robinson does are just so damn impressive, if you know how hard it is to do them. On his cut off blocks, he tends to work to get between the defender and the hole, and he turns his hips toward the defender, to make sure his guy has no chance of making the play.

It looks easy, but trust me, it aint.

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