Monthly Archives: June 2017

At Marshawn Lynch’s Oakland shop, kids can bring report cards, get free hair cuts

The stories about Marshawn Lynch and his awesomeness seem endless. An Oakland native who now plays for his hometown Raiders, the 31-year-old running back is known for his tendency to give back to his Bay Area community.

Womens Terrelle Pryor Jersey Stanton, who bashed his 20th home run of the season during Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Cubs, is excited to send some more balls into the outfield bleachers in front of his home crowd.

It’s going to be so much fun, I’m really looking forward to it, Stanton said Sunday on ESPN. With the home crowd, home city, he whole week is going to be good. I’m just looking forward to it.

Stanton said he remembered a few tips from last year’s record-setting 61 home runs.
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Stay hydrated, man, keep the pace, he said. I was getting tired a bit (last year), so just keep the stamina, stay inside the ball with clean, crisp swings.

The baseball world desperately wants to see Yankees phenom Aaron Judge, who is leading MLB in home runs, accept his invite to the Home Run Derby as well.

With a litany of exciting young bashers popping up around MLB this season, this year’s competition could be one of the most exciting versions to date.

Bosa finished with 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and was named the 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year. Next season, he’ll have to contend with more double teams and attention devoted to keeping him from opposing quarterbacks.

But Bosa is working with a trainer this offseason to get stronger, faster, and more flexible in 2017.

I think once all those things come along then it makes it a lot easier for me to do what I want to do on the field, whether that is a pass-rush move or just a certain different thing, Bosa said on PFT Live. Playing the run, getting to the QB that much faster, getting a little more bend around the corner.

NBA Finals 2017: Draymond Green passes on bashing foes, refs after another title

Draymond Green is an NBA champion for a second time. With that success comes . . . humility? Nah. But it does seem to have made him a better winner.

Green decided to pull some verbal punches after his Warriors blew past the Cavaliers in five games in Part 3 of the teams’ NBA Finals trilogy. Specifically, Green decided not to respond to some of the “junk” he heard from some adversaries during the series.

“I’ve been in every meeting since (May 14), every film session, every practice. I address the team quite a bit,” a seated Kerr told reporters Monday. “I think my messaging is important and I think we’ve found the right balance.

“I’m not going to be on the sideline in the game and Mike and the rest of the staff have done a great job. It is awkward. It is weird, but we’re doing OK.”

Because of a spinal fluid leak, Kerr has been dealing with migraines and nausea. Kerr has not yet ruled himself out for Thursday’s Game 1 against the Cavaliers, saying “it’s up in the air.” He said he is getting better, but is just waiting for that proverbial sign from God to tell him he can resume his full-time job without any issues.

“It’s coming,” he said. “It’s coming.”

Regardless of whether he coaches in the first two games of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Kerr did say he will travel with the team to Cleveland for games 3 and 4.

“I’m going no matter what,” he said.nike_vikings_963

Did Warriors fan and Apple VP Eddy Cue tell Rihanna to sit down at NBA Finals?

Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue is a big-time Warriors fan and had courtside seats located near Rihanna during Game 1 of the NBA Finals. At one point in the game, however, it appeared Cue told the popular singer to sit down when she gave a bow to LeBron James.

Naturally, after video spread of Cue appearing to tell her to sit down, her fans sent angry tweets at him. Some have speculated he uttered the phrase, Tell that b— to sit down which is why there’s been such a strong response to the incident.

A team doesn’t win 73 games without being good, as Golden State did a year ago. But even though the Warriors won fewer games this season, and even went undefeated without
him in the starting lineup, the Warriors are still somehow a better team with him than they were last year.

Miller knows that, and just about every NBA pundit there is knows that. There’s no way around it. And while many people may not like it, as Miller said, no one is going to talk about him leaving Oklahoma City the way he did in 10,15, 20 years. They are going to talk about how many titles he won.

Limited Kids Nazem Kadri Jersey At the end of the day Kevin Durant is going to win multiple championships and that’s all we should be focusing on, Miller said. Personally I’m disappointed because that small market took a hit, but all the fans talk about, all the media talk about is championships, and so he’s going to win his championships, so I pat him on the back for that.
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Durant scored 38 points Thursday in his first NBA Finals appearance since 2012 when he made it with the Thunder.

Former Pistons GM Jack McCloskey, architect of ‘Bad Boys’ teams, dies at 91

Jack McCloskey, the man who helped build the rosters of the Pistons teams that won NBA titles in 1989 and 1990, died Thursday at the age of 91.

The Pistons announced Thursday that McCloskey died in Savannah, Ga., after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Given that opportunity again, I wouldn’t change anything, especially my approach, he said about handling Russell and forward Julius Randle. I would do the same thing. I still felt like the job was given to them. I don’t have a problem with young guys growing, understanding and developing in that (starting) role, but I do have a problem when they don’t cherish it, when they don’t hold it to a higher standard, when they don’t come ready to work.

Scott continued by saying Randle eventually began developing like he should. Russell on the other hand, didn’t, at least according to Scott. The former coach said his point guard would show up to the Lakers’ facility just a few minutes before practice started, and questioned how he approached the game.

Elite Mens Jake Butt Jersey I don’t know if his work ethic has gotten any better. Some of the people I’ve talked to in the organization said that it hasn’t. I just wish him all the best. The maturity level will catch up to him sooner or later when he realizes it’s an honor and a privilege to be in the NBA and be in the position that he’s in. He has to take full advantage of it.
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While Scott says he’s heard Russell hasn’t improved, current head coach Luke Walton has praised the guard in the media. And while Russell didn’t mention Scott by name, he had some words for people who questioned his work ethic: The people that say that about me don’t really matter.

The game began with neither defense able to stop the opposing offense.

The Seahawks (11-6-1) had an impressive opening drive that took over eight minutes off the clock. The 14-play, 89-yard drive ended with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to tight end Jimmy Graham.

The Falcons (12-5) responded with a long drive of their own and tied the game on a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jones.

The Seahawks nearly scored another touchdown on their next drive, but Paul Richardson’s apparent 52-yard touchdown was called back after a replay review showed Richardson had been touched down by Jalen Collins at the 19-yard line. Seattle had to settle for a field goal and then forced a Falcons punt.

In a sport already rife with a gender inequality problem in coaching, scouting and team and league executive positions, the media and fans are doing no good chastising playerslovers for teamson-field woes.

But the blame game is only half of the problem. The other half that is rarely, if ever, spoken about is the lack of praise for these athletessignifican’t others when the team succeeds.

As we continue to hail Rodgers as one of the greatest of our time, acclaim for Munn falls on deaf ears. A quick Google search of the actress is more likely to turn up hit’s on her alleged role in being the thorn in the Rodgers family feud than it is to turn up articles of extolment for Munn and her sacrifices behind Rodgerssuccess.

The popular actress could have spent this past Christmas filming a new movie, promoting her current film, Office Christmas Party, or working on another endeavor in furtherance of her career. Instead, she spent the holiday in Green Bay cheering on her man, who torched the Vikingsdefense for 38 points.

Redskins to interview Rob Ryan for DC; unhappy fans light up Twitter

The Redskins plan to interview Rob Ryan for their open defensive coordinator position, a move that is not going over well with Washington fans.

Per sources, the Redskins will be interviewing ex-Bill ass’t Rob Ryan for their defensive coordinator opening.

Players and coaches faced all kinds of questions Monday night at Minute Maid Park on everything from preparation for the big game to whether one should ride a goat or black unicorn. (No animals were harmed during this event, fictional or otherwise.)

Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Patriots owner Robert Kraft discussed the advice Kraft gave to Blank leading up to Super Bowl 51 and their, uh, unique dancing styles.

Falcons center Alex Mack’s teammates know him as the funny guy in the locker room, but Mack doesn’t seem to share their opinion.

I’m not funny on game day at all, Mack said. I’m really boring.

Elite Kids Bashaud Breeland Jersey Then there was Devonta Freeman appreciating the beautiful faces in the crowd and Matt Ryan sharing his favorite snack when he decides to stray away from his typical diet.
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On the Patriots side, former New England linebacker Willie McGinest asked Bill Belichick about the opportunity he had to trade up to pick Julio Jones. Belichick doesn’t exactly agree with McGinest’s description of what happened, but The Hoodie still smiled multiple times.

The two spent 2016 forging a strong working relationship. Quinn didnt want to start from scratch with another head coach even though he could have bid for a ballyhooed Patriots assistant that he personally knows such as Josh McDaniels or Matt Patricia.

Quinn also could have fired Caldwell and promoted defensive coordinator Teryl Austin to the top spot. That would be similar to what transpired in Tampa Bay last year when head coach Lovie Smith was fired because the Bucs didnt want to lose offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to another team.

Chiefs’ Travis Kelce arrives for playoff game using shoe as phone

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Travis Kelce is dialed into Sunday night’s AFC divisional playoff game against the Steelers.

He’s ready to lace them up, so much so he was using one of his cleats as a phone upon his arrival at Arrowhead Stadium.

It looks like Kelce, who led the Chiefs with 85 receptions for 1,125 yards, couldn’t quite figure out how to disconnect the call. As long as he can disconnect from Steelers defenders, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith won’t care how Kelce uses his new shoe phone.

Cook might be the best running back in the class, but his previous shoulder injuries could keep him out of the top 20 picks. That said, the Raiders haven’t been shy about players with injury concerns, and Cook could have an Ezekiel Elliott-like breakout year (injuries aside) behind the Raiders’ offensive line.

Houston may have a quarterback dilemma this year even after Brock Osweiler’s playoff victory. Neither he nor Tom Savage is the answer. Robinson is viewed by some as the draft’s top offensive tackle, and he would fill a need for Houston.

The last play: Lawrence Tynes kicked a 47-yard field goal in overtime.

Todd Davis Jersey Who I yelled at most: Tom Coughlin. I can’t think of that game without thinking about Coughlin’s cherry-red frozen face in those sub-zero temperatures. It sure didn’t affect his game plan.

I kept the shirt on even though I gagged a few times in the process, and my wife held my daughter for the remainder of the game, way on the other side of the room. This strategy worked so well that the 49ers won on the last play of the game on that freaking Dawson field goal. I immediately changed shirts.

it’s led to injury and led to him hurting the Mets when they need him most

Limited Kids Stephon Gilmore Jersey June 9: Syndergaard decided that it was a good idea to not put the story to bed, learn from his mistakes, and decided to double-down on passing up the MRI, because that totally makes sense, right?

But please, don’t regret a thing. Because that would be admitting that maybe you were wrong and that you’re copping to a mistake. And that doesn’t happen to No Mistakes Noah.

So not only has Syndergaard’s stubborness led to issues with Mets GM Sandy Alderson in the past, it’s led to injury and led to him hurting the Mets when they need him most.

In the 34 games the Mets have played since the Syndergaard injury (including the April 30 game), they’ve gone 15-19. They’re now 12 games back in the NL East and seven games under .500.

But, to Syndergaard’s credit, he succeeded in his mission to throw harder this year: Prior to his injury, he was averaging nearly a mile-per-hour faster on his fastball than 2016. So, yeah, I guess that worked out well.

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De Leon has been injured this season and will probably be given some time to build stamina, but he has the stuff (solid three-pitch mix with a plus change) to be a No. 3 guy, as well. Faria doesn’t have the upside of the other two, but he’s been dominant at Triple-A (3.40 ERA with 71 Ks in only 47.2 innings) due to improved command. If he can maintain his command gains and improve his breaking ball, he profiles as a solid mid-rotation guy.

Patriots’ Tom Brady tops list of NFL player merchandise sales

Tom Brady is making a case for being the No. 1 quarterback of all time. That may be open to debate, but for the second straight season, the Patriots quarterback was No. 1 in NFL player merchandise sales.

The NFLPA announced Thursday that Brady claimed the top spot on the list, based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise from March 1 through Nov. 30, 2016.

Even as the Falcons held a 21-3 halftime lead, the Falcons ran just 19 plays in the first half and had a total of 46 plays for the entire game. The Patriots, conversely, ran a Super Bowl-record 93 offensive plays. New England owned a 17-minute advantage in time of possession, holding the ball for more than 40 minutes to just over 23 minutes for Atlanta. Keeping Atlanta’s high-powered offense on the sideline allowed Brady to methodically work his magic to lead the team back.

The remaining four years on Cutler’s contract are worth $74.7 million, but none of that money is guaranteed. Cutler also does not have a no-trade clause in his contract, but it still won’t be easy to find a trade partner. Cutler could decide to sit out or even retire, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported.

Because Cutler did not get a signing bonus when he re-upped with the Bears in 2013, he would not owe his potential new team any money should he decide to not play.

Cutler was a first-round pick of the Broncos in 2006, but traded to the Bears following his only Pro Bowl season in 2008. After throwing for a career-high 4,526 yards with 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, he threw for 3,666 with 27 touchdowns in his first season with the Bears. But he also led the NFL with 26 interceptions in 2009, which was the only year in which he played all 16 games in a season.

Seahawks’ K.J. Wright laments Falcons’ Super Bowl loss: ‘They had it’

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For one night, the freshly minted Pro Bowl linebacker became a fan of the team that defeated his Seahawks in the playoffs en route to representing the NFC in Super Bowl 51.

Atlanta’s Super Bowl opponent, the Patriots, were a far more loathed adversary — and understandably so. New England was the team that dashed Wright’s hopes for a second straight NFL championship with a comeback victory in Super Bowl 49.

Wright experienced the same heartbreak vicariously through a Falcons squad that suffered an even bigger collapse, squandering a 25-point lead as the Patriots secured their fifth Lombardi Trophy of the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.

“I really hate (the Falcons) didn’t get the Super Bowl because they had it,” Wright told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday night.

I have built one over the course of 35 years as a football player and analyst. The other, in private equity, I’ve established over 18 years. I’m focused on being excellent at both — and without sacrificing one for the other,” Young said. “Staying connected to the game and working for ESPN are very meaningful to me. In no way did I intend to suggest otherwise.”

Jason Taylor Authentic Jersey “It’s something we’re very committed to,” Goodell said, adding there are no indications there is a rise to injuries because of a short week and that the quality of play is high on Thursday night.

The commissioner did admit the pace of play must improve to shorten games and give fans a better product to watch.