NCAA rule expands coach salaries as player compensation remains unchanged

There is never enough money to pay college football players. It’s one of the more common refrains from those who oppose athletes getting increased compensation. We’ve heard it from NCAA and team admins in court and in the press for years, even as the new College Football Playoff expanded one of many revenue streams.

Yet on Friday, the NCAA Division I Council approved a package of legislation, part of which allows teams to each hire a 10th assistant coach.
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But the Suns could be in for a busy summer, with a likely top-three pick in a draft heavy on point guards and Booker, at just 20, and Bledsoe ranking as their two most established players. The Suns have a number of players in the early stages of their development, such as Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Tyler Ulis, T.J. Warren, Alan Williams and Alex Len, but have struggled to established a clear-cut core to build around.

“We’re not as far away as it may appear, given our record,” McDonough told the Republic. “We obviously made a difficult trade [at the February deadline] sending P.J. Tucker to Toronto and made some lineup adjustments that affected our win total in the short term. Hopefully it will help our win total in the long term.

it seems Detroit should cruise to a win over Pittsburgh

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Based on its record alone, it seems Detroit should cruise to a win over Pittsburgh, but Sean Yuille of Pride of Detroit cautions the Steelers have been playing much better recently:

Since starting 0-4, the Steelers have been playing much better. They’ve won three of their last five games and shut down the offenses of the Jets, Ravens and Bills in the process. None of those teams have an offense like the Lions, but Pittsburgh has at least showed an ability to win games over the course of the last month. That wasn’t the case for the first month of the season.

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Jones quickly responded to the decision made by his team’s owner and coach with gratitude.

After Jones’ felony charge was dropped, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and owner Mike Brown have both come to the veteran cornerback’s defense.

“His case continues to move forward. It will be whatever it is,” Lewis said.

“I’m going to give him a chance,” said Brown. “I hope it comes out right for him, for his family and for us. I know there are critics. I understand. But that is a full answer. And that’s what I have to say about it.”

Jones quickly responded to the decision made by his team’s owner and coach with gratitude.

During Griffin’s recovery you could sense that this avalanche was about to descend when Griffin started to indicate that he was ready before Shanahan thought he was. You could sense that a superstar athlete’s desire to play was turning into a bad thing, as the media invented a rift with his coach.

NFL fans look to players as characters. Story-lines are plots that fit within our soap opera of what we think football should be.

Our scandals are either based off of success — like bountygate and spygate — or because we’ve found a character that we can’t believe fits into our little perfect mold of a good guy or evil-doer. The fact that Richie Incognito could be pulled from central casting as a bully helped the Dolphins’ story go national.

The Redskins are and have been an average football team for the past year and a half. Their defense would be one of the worst in modern history were it not for DeAngelo Hall somehow scoring more TDs than their No. 2 receiver. Their offensive line is suspect, as is everyone else on the offense not named Alfred Morris or Pierre Garcon. Somehow we expect RGIII to cover up all of these deficiencies on his own. And when the team loses, we dissect his sentences for any trace of ego or blame.
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Orlando seems to have listed Philadelphia 76ers rookie Dario Saric as a prospective target this summer

Except he wasn’t, of course. Trout might even admit he made a mistake with that swing, expecting more movement back over the plate. Maybe he started a millisecond too early. He still adjusted and hit the most impressive home run of the early season.

I was also very impressed with receiver Kearis Jackson, of Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County. He is solidly built at 5’11 or 6’0 and 200 pounds, with strong hands and good athleticism. Jackson earned an invite to the Under Armour All-America Game thanks to his performance. Jackson is currently rated a top-150 player, and I don’t see that changing. Most I spoke with seem to expect Jackson to stay in state.

Fellow top-150 receiver Matthew Hill showed off great speed and hands. The The 6’2, 180-pounder out of Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood. Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina are among his top schools.

Underneath the hybrid trade section, Orlando seems to have listed Philadelphia 76ers rookie Dario Saric as a prospective target this summer. That’s nonsense: Saric has emerged as the Rookie of the Year frontrunner and has fixed himself into Philly’s foreseeable future.

But in parentheses, it appears the Magic wrote “for AG?” which can only mean one thing: The Magic seem to have thought about a Saric-Gordon swap.
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Philadelphia would likely scoff at that trade. Saric is a skilled rookie while Gordon, though a year younger, has a game predicated on athleticism. That trade would also sap the 76ers of its front court versatility and clog the paint with another inside scorer.

Mens Carlos Beltran Jersey They would especially shrug at an offer since it was Orlando that originally held the draft rights to Saric in 2014. Who’d they get in return? Elfrid Payton.

The Colts have tried everything they could to address the running game since the 2017 season

The Colts have tried everything they could to address the running game since the 2017 season, signing Ahmad Bradshaw (now on injured reserve) and trading for Trent Richardson. They have yet to produce a dominant running game, however. On Wednesday, the team added another piece in speedster Chris Rainey, who is a much different style of runner than Richardson or backup Donald Brown.
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Rainey reportedly ran a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash during a workout with the Chiefs two months ago. He had 26 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns, and had 1,035 yards in kick returns for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season before being kicked off the team this past offseason for off-field indiscretions. The Colts are hoping he will shape up in Indianapolis, and spark the rushing attack. Richardson is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry in Indianapolis, and has been routinely outplayed by Brown on the ground.

The Pittsburgh Steelers received good news with word wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be okay following a foot injury sustained against the Detroit Lions.

Jimmy Howard Kids Jersey Robert Griffin III will be without a weapon down the stretch with news wide receiver Leonard Hankerson requires surgery to repair an LCL injury.

Hankerson has 30 receptions for 375 yards this season, and it was hoped he would take the next step to become a long-term option at the position. That future is unclear with the latest injury.

There was no doubting Sunday Night Football between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos was a big deal, but few anticipated just how popular the game would be.

The game drew the highest ratings of any November NFL game in over 17 years when Peyton Manning led the Broncos in a win over the undefeated Chiefs.

Greer’s season could be in jeopardy after badly injuring his left knee against the 49ers.

Saints cornerback Jabari Greer left Sunday’s game against the 49ers in the first quarter with a gruesome left knee injury. He was carted off the field after being evaluated by the training staff. It was initially unclear what kind of injury he sustained.

While attempting to make a play on a high throw, Greer landed awkwardly. His knee bent inwards in a way it shouldn’t, which forced the 10-year veteran down to the turf. He immediately grabbed at his knee and remained down on the field for five minutes before being helped off.

Greer appeared to be in good spirits as he was carted off the field. He waved to the crowd with a smile on his face and then put his hands in the air.
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Greer broke into the league in 2004 with the Bills. He came over to the Saints in 2009, appearing in 63 games over the last five years. He recorded an interception and 30 tackles in nine games this season.

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Like, even on the back of the coat. He keeps fish hooks and cigar cutters and whatnot in pockets on the back of his damn coat. He sewed them on himself. He’s at the grocery store, but he doesn’t have a cart.

the Cowboys have held onto the top spot in the NFC East despite an up and down season

The term “Riverboat Ron” is bandied about with reverence for a man characterized as a seersucker-clad gambler willing to take big risks on football’s brightest stage. The real story behind “Riverboat Ron” was a desperate coach about to lose his job, throwing anything at the wall in a last-ditch attempt to have something stick.

On Sep. 16, Rivera had to stand in front of the media and explain a last-minute, one-point loss to the Bills. That game and his career to that point were summed up when he sent out the team’s field goal unit on fourth-and-1 to score three points and give the team a tenuous six-point lead. Buffalo’s rookie quarterback, E.J. Manuel, drove down the field and scored after that.

Reports emerged stating that the team began vetting potential head coach replacements after losing its third game of the season to Arizona. Suddenly it was no longer too early to show urgency. Rivera started telling his offense to go for it. Riverboat Ron was born.

Thanks to the weakness of the NFC East, the Cowboys have held onto the top spot in the NFC East despite an up and down season, and now face their toughest test of the year against the Saints. New Orleans, meanwhile, is facing stiffening competition in the division from the young Panthers team in the NFC South and needs the win on Sunday to maintain their one game lead.

The over/under is set at 44, which could be a tall order for two teams not known for their prolific scoring. The Bengals and Ravens combine for an average of 45.1 points per game, but with two solid defenses and unreliable running games, it’s unclear whether they can hit the over.

Cincinnati is coming of a tough loss to Miami, but it’s hard to see the Bengals succumbing to a trap game on the road. This season they’re the better team between the two and until the Ravens find consistency, it’s hard to see them stopping the slide now.5

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Peyton Manning shaken up by Chargers defense

Adrian Amos Jersey Hearts across Colorado skipped a beat on Sunday when Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took a helmet to the knee on this hit late in the game.

The Titans are moving the ball methodically on the Colts. On their first drive, they went 80 yards in eight plays, capped by Johnson’s 30-yard burst. Working out of the shotgun, Ryan Fitzpatrick completed four passes to set the Titans up at the 30-yard line, then Johnson took a handoff and exploded through the right side of the line for an easy score.

The second touchdown came with more effort. The Titans drove 61 yards in 10 plays to earn 2nd-and-2 from the 7-yard line. Johnson hit a crease over the left guard this time, and dragged defenders the final two yards to the the goal line.
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If Johnson keeps this pace up, he’ll have a career day. In the mean time, the Colts will need to find something resembling an offense or else they’ll be left behind.

Of every coach to take part in a 14-or-more loss season, and there are some notable names, Fisher has more wins than any of them with 153.

Other coaches fired midseason include Ed Biles with the Oilers in 1983 and replaced with Chuck Studley and Dick Nolan fired by the 1980 Saints and replaced by Dick Stanfel, but perhaps the most important firing came by the 49ers in 1978.

Christian Ponder entered Thursday’s game with a gossamer grasp on the Vikings’ quarterback job. He sailed a pass for an interception on his second pass of the game, but then proceeded to complete nine straight attempts. He hit rookie Cordarrelle Patterson for a 2-yard score in the second quarter that briefly put the Vikings up 14-10. For the half, Ponder is 10-for-13 passing for 85 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

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After giving up that go-ahead goal to Paulinho, Uruguay had to push forward aggressively, and they got caught out by an excellent long ball over the top of their defense by Jo?o Miranda. None of the Uruguayan defenders were any match for Neymar in an open field race.

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On a final possession, Jevon Carter attempted two game-tying threes, only to see both fall short. West Virginia got the offensive rebound again, but Carter was swarmed and couldn’t get off a shot as time expired for Gonzaga’s victory.

On the ensuing possession, West Virginia quickly got an open layup to go up 52-49 — crucial points in an incredibly close game. Fortunately, it didn’t end up costing the Zags.

For Gonzaga, Karnowski has an incredible comeback story, and he made his 300-pound frame felt at times. He finished with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

La Prensa releases statement suggesting former executive C. Martin Mauricio Ortega was involved in the situation

The Lakers seem to have lottery odds at No. 2 in a good position, but there is still a chance they get caught. Shutting down Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov will probably help them lose a few more games.

Who has the tougher schedule? The Lakers have seven games left against teams in the playoffs or trying to make it. Chalk those up as L is. The Suns have eight such games remaining on the schedule, with several upcoming games against teams competing for better lottery odds.

What is at stake: The Lakers will lose their first-round pick this year and in 2019 if it falls outside of the top three. That is all the reason in the world to shut it down.

La Prensa, a Mexican news organization, released a statement Monday afternoon indicating that Ortega, a former executive with the organization, had been involved in the jersey theft.
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