Monthly Archives: April 2018

Packers WR Trevor Davis Jersey will not face charges for ‘bomb joke’ at LAX, report says

Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis will not face charges following his arrest earlier this month for making a joke about explosives at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a report from ESPN.
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Davis attended a hearing at the Los Angeles attorney’s office and no further action is expected to be taken, a spokesman for the office told ESPN.

The 24-year-old wide receiver was checking in for a flight on April 8 when he was asked the usual questions about whether he was carrying any aerosol, cans, knives, weapons or explosives, per ESPN.

Davis responded by asking a female companion if she remembered to pack the explosives. He was then taken into custody by police for making criminal threats.

Red Sox: Mookie Betts made his first appearance in center field since 2015. … RHP Joe Kelly’s appeal of a six-game suspension was denied by Major League Baseball Thursday, and he started serving his penalty.

Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (0-0, 7.36) starts the opener of a three-game series against Tampa Bay on Friday. It will be the second start of the season for Pomeranz, who missed the first 18 games with a forearm injury. LHP Blake Snell (3-1, 2.54) starts for the Rays.

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (0-2, 8.55) will be on the mound for the opener of a three-game series against Texas. Stroman has allowed at least four earned runs in all four starts this season.
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DiMaggio’s pre-24, seven-game, extra-base hit streak came in June 1937. Mantle’s happened in May 1955.

Andujar went on to double, giving him 12 extra-base hits Fred Lynn Womens Jersey in seven games.

In addition to the young third baseman’s solid night, the Yankees received production from Stanton, who went 4-for-4 with a walk en route to his first four-hit game in pinstripes. His fifth-inning home run brought the more than 39,000 in attendance to their feet in roaring approval, something he hadn’t heard much of in home games so far this season.

The Stanton plate appearance that impressed Boone the most was the one that didn’t end with the slugger immediately rounding the bases.

Matt Forte: Devin Hester Jersey should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer

The Bears recognized running back Matt Forte and kick returner Devin Hester at a retirement ceremony on Monday, and Forte made the case that Hester should get a bust in Canton.
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Forte said that even though Hester was a punt and kickoff returner and played only sparingly outside special teams, that contribution in the kicking game is enough.

He changed the game, Forte said. I mean, literally, changed the game. If you can affect the game like that, he’s gotta be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The definition of a Hall of Famer is somebody who changed the game 鈥?like defenses and coaches had to carve out certain time to assess that particular guy. There’s not going to be another Devin Hester ever, I don’t believe.

In those days, Mara’s means of dealing with the Jets was to ignore them, so he wanted no part of a bidding war with them. Besides, he believed Frederickson was the better bet anyway. Mara and Sherman debated and argued and battled for weeks until, finally, on the morning of Nov. 28, Mara caved.

I felt like I’d won the lottery, Sherman said.
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Nevin Lawson Kids Jersey That exception is quarterback Andrew Luck, who is on the field but not throwing regulation footballs as he continues to work his way back from the right shoulder injury that wiped out last season. Reich said the team remains very encouraged by Luck’s progress and that they’re going to be patient until he’s ready for the final steps in the process.

There’s no reason to take any big chances, Reich said, via the Indianapolis Star. Everything is going so well. What we’re doing Womens Travis Benjamin Jersey and learning as an offense right now, it’s going very well. He’s engaged at every level.

Whether it is Reich, General Manager Chris Ballard or others in the organization, the message from the Colts has been one of confidence that Luck will be ready to go for the season. That’s not a change from last year, which leaves many outside the team waiting for Luck to be doing everything on the field before they feel the same way.

Being able to surround yourself with that talent, you’ve got a standard to hold, you’ve got a standard to come into and you’ve got to raise your level of competition and raise your level of talent to compete with those guys and to be able to help that offense out at a young age, Barkley said.

Make no mistake: It’s crucial they make the most of it. The Colts cannot afford to flunk next week.

What the team’s second-year general manager acknowledged Friday is that a second trade remains a possibility. Ballard’s not making calls, he vowed, but he’ll answer the phone if a team is looking to move up. And if the right deal comes across his desk, he’ll pull the trigger.

On one end, the Colts find themselves in an enviable position: in possession of a lofty draft pick they don’t need to burn on a quarterback. On the other, there’s this reality: this roster needs help just about everywhere. Giving up a sixth overall pick, and the talent that likely comes with it, isn’t an easy thing to do.

In addition to Barkley, Chubb and Nelson, that very likely throws Florida State safety Derwin James, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith into the mix. Ballard also offered caution. There could be a curveball, a player his staff likes that the pundits don’t have ranked in the Top 10.

To select a quarterback or not? That is the question.

It will be answered soon enough. In the meantime, some observations and whispers.

As the Giants are on the clock at No. 2, you have to wonder how much Webb plays into the equation. He was a third-round pick last year by the previous regime and has impressed since with his work ethic and preparation. Still, nobody has seen him take an NFL snap. It would appear Webb is a virtual unknown.

But with Eli Manning and Webb on the roster, it’s possible the Giants are more comfortable with their short- and long-term future than those outside the organization. New coach Pat Shurmur said Manning has “years left” despite being 37 and on the decline. New general manager Dave Gettleman has been equally adamant that the two-time Super Bowl winner has something left in the tank.seahawks_063

Patrick Peterson Jersey hopes Cardinals find solid No. 2 corner

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson knows what addition he’d like to see the Cardinals make before the start of the 2018 season.
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The Cardinals signed Bene Benwikere and Lou Young, both of whom have played for head coach Steve Wilks in the past, and 2016 third-rounder Brandon Williams remains on hand. They’ll have a chance to add to that group in the draft or if a veteran they like shakes loose in the coming months.

Peterson suggested the latter could work out well for a player by noting that Williams and others have left the No. 2 role in Arizona for good contracts elsewhere. For that to happen, the Cardinals have to find the right guy to slot into the lineup before September rolls around.

Womens San Diego Padres Jersey In an interview with the NFL Network on Friday, Bryant accused Garrett’s guys of working against him. He didn’t name names other than to refer to players who wear the captain’s C. Lee, Witten and Prescott were among the team’s captains last season.

It’s tough to see because of the Authentic Michael Wacha Jersey type of player he was, Lee said. Me and Dez came in together. He’s one of the best players I ever played with. He’s a guy that I fed off his passion.. . . . Dez is a dominant football player, and he’s gonna continue to be a dominant football player.

The Cowboys released Bryant, saving them $8 million against the salary cap. So for the first time since 2009, the Cowboys are searching for a new No. 1 receiver.

Its a challenging situation, Garrett said. A lot of different factors go into these kind of decisions. The guidepost for all this is what’s in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys. We wish Dez nothing but the best going forward. He’s a special guy. I love him.

Report: Eagles’ Daryl Worley Jersey arrested in Philadelphia

Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested this morning in Philadelphia.
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NFL Network reports that police used a taser on Worley in the process of arresting him, and a gun was recovered.

The NFLPA declined comment on question prospective employees can be asked about kneeling during the anthem. However, a source with knowledge of the union’s analysis of these issues tells PFT that the union believes such questions cannot be posed to players.
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The argument against asking those questions is simple. Since the league has given, confirmed, and reiterated the right to protest during the national anthem, players should not be penalized for exercising or stating an intent to exercise those rights. Questions aimed at determining whether a player would exercise those rights therefore become evidence of an intention to make employment decisions based on whether a player will exercise a right that the NFL has given to all players.

Hall skated down the right boards, avoided a check by Tyler Johnson in center ice and found Noesen in the left circle with a cross-ice pass that the forward one-timed past Vasilevskiy.

He’s a good player and good players are going to make plays, Lightning center Brayden Point said. He had a good night tonight. He is a guy we have to watch, know when he is out there and take away his space.

Butcher had tied it at 4:03 of the period, just 24 seconds after the Lightning were penalized for having Patrick Patterson Youth jersey too many men on the ice during a penalty kill.

We were our own worst nightmare tonight, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.

The Lightning, who scored on 3 of 4 power plays in the first two games, converted on two more in Game 3.

Worry about the positive things, even if it’s not very many things, he said. If you worry about [the boos], you keep twirling down.

What positives have there been so far?
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Kevin Love Jersey says Game 1 loss should skake up Cavs

If the Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t ready coming into the playoffs, an embarrassing 98-80 Game 1 loss to the Indiana Pacers certainly shook Kevin Love up enough to know that the first round will be no cakewalk.
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It’s like that sometimes, Love said after practice Tuesday. Sometimes you need to get hit in the mouth and that will wake you up pretty Shaq Thompson Jersey fast. That will make you pay attention.

I think part of it is on me just to be more aggressive, to get post touches, Love said. Sometimes I fall into my own trap of just spacing everybody. That allows other guys to get downhill, Bron to play his game. But I think just mixing it up even when he’s not in the game, getting in the post a little bit more, getting offensive rebounds, getting more touches in there, not even to shoot it in some cases, but just to feel the ball down there and guys to maybe get different looks in two-man game or in second-side action. That’s partially on me too with just coming out and attacking first and being more aggressive.

Lue was asked again Tuesday about any potential lineup changes, but he would not reveal what he has planned.
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That’s a fair question, Lue said. But I’m not telling you, again. But I like the question.

According to Elias, those 20 strikeouts are the most for a hitter in his first eight home games during the modern era, which began in 1900. The 17 strikeouts he had through his first eight games as a member of the Marlins in 2010 are also tied for second on that list with three other players who all happened to accomplish that feat since 2002.

After striking out twice Tuesday, Stanton was booed loudly by fans who have grown frustrated with his performances in the Bronx.

Elite Kids Micah Hyde Jersey On the road, Stanton has been markedly better, batting.323 (10-for-31) with three doubles and seven RBIs in those eight games.

Asked if he could come up with a reason for the home-road statistical disparity, Stanton simply said: No.

If a change to the Yankees’ lineup comes, it likely will arrive during the team’s four-game home series against the Toronto Blue Jays that begins Thursday following an off day Wednesday. Boone said any changes that come during the series would depend upon how the Blue Jays’ pitching matchups line up with what the Yankees want to do offensively.

A backup NFL quarterback was accused of domestic assault in a report published Tuesday, and within hours, he was cut.

Police in Mansfield, Texas, are investigating Trevone Boykin after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and broke her jaw last week. The episode stemmed from the former TCU quarterback demanding access to Shabrika Bailey’s text messages, she told WFAA in Dallas.

“So he goes into a choke,” Bailey, who refused to unlock her phone, told the station. “I remember him choking me and I’m trying to calm him down. And I just couldn’t. And I blacked out. I just couldn’t calm him down at all.

“His first suggestion was to say that I fell,” Bailey said, providing a text exchange to WFAA that she said proved Boykin’s request. “Then he suggested that I got beat up by a girl, or jumped. Then he suggested that I fell again.

“He’s saying basically since we’ve already been in a case we don’t need nothing else. And of course his football career is on the line. That’s his main goal, just ‘My football career is on the line.’”

Boykin, who finished fourth in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting, made his NFL debut in 2016 with the Seahawks before spending 2017 on their practice squad.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft viewed video of the epic moment telling reporters: “For a guy that size to be able to hop up on a 7-foot-2-inch, or whatever Shaq is, is pretty cool. So, that speaks well about his potential athletic moves this coming year.’’

After losing All-Star closer Corey Knebel to an injury, the Brewers tried a few options in the ninth inning. Knebel was definitely missed, as Milwaukee allowed a ninth-inning run in each of its three games against the Cardinals this week, and Matt Albers and Jacob Barnes each blew a save in the series. — Nitzberg

Youth has been the name of the game for the Phillies, who have had more home runs by players age 25 or younger than any other team in baseball except the Cubs (10 for each team). The Phillies have 78 runs batted in this season, and 50 of those have come from players 25 or younger — the highest total of RBIs from players that age on any team in the majors. — Langs
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Danny Amendola Jersey: Bill Belichick best coach ever

Danny Amendola returned to New England Friday for a charity event, where he called Patriots coach Bill Belichick the best coach to ever coach the game.
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Amendola, who played five seasons with the Pats, signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Dolphins last month. The 32-year-old wide reciever told ESPN Friday the Patriots’ offer wasn’t going to really come close to any of the other offers I had. Amendola had taken a pay cut three straight years to remain with the team.

A condensed version of Amendola’s remarks would be a fitting entry for Belichick’s Pro Football Hall of Fame plaque someday.
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Sure enough, Fitzgerald paid the price.

Christmas Day, I pulled up in the driveway and there’s a band new car there. A Mercedes 550 roadster.

Arians said the car wasn’t worth the surgery, but he appreciated the surprise because it was a special gift from a special person.

Left guard: The Cowboys have locked up center Travis Frederick with a lucrative long-term deal, and they soon will have to do the same for right guard Zack Martin. But now that the team has signed former Patriots standout Cameron Fleming to start at right tackle, the interior status of La’el Collins, signed through only 2019, is iffy. Don’t be surprised if Dallas lands an immediate starter between Frederick and left tackle Tyron Smith.

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Is the Giants’ locker room big enough for Dez Bryant Jersey and Odell Beckham?

The Cowboys’ decision to cut dynamic wide receiver Dez Bryant on Friday opens the door for the Giants to build one of the NFL’s top wide receiver duos by pairing him with Odell Beckham Jr.
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Beckham and Bryant have large egos, but they seem to like each other. If they could co-exist — and both could return to form, Bryant could provide the Giants an upgrade, if they cut Brandon Marshall to make room.

Anthony Beauvillier Authentic Jersey The Cowboys have not had any discussions with Bryant’s agent yet, though Jones acknowledged it’s coming. The 29-year-old receiver is scheduled to make $12.5 million in base salary and count $16.5 million against the cap.
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The team could ask Bryant to take a pay cut since he has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014 and his last 100-yard game was November 13, 2016.

We’ll talk about Dez when it’s time, Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Asdrubal Cabrera Jersey Star-Telegram. It’s not time.

Hurns and Thompson were signed to increase competition at the position, Jones said, with new receivers coach Sanjay Lal identifying both as good fits for the offense.

The Cowboys want to keep Bryant, but likely not at his current salary considering his drought of 100-yard games and 1,000-yard seasons. They signed Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in free agency and still could draft a receiver.

I think that these two guys that we signed and what we might look at in the draft, at any level of the draft, plus what we might get worked out with Dez, gives us a good looking receiver outlook, Jones said.

NFL owners unanimously agreed to implement a local matching funds component to the social justice platform, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The league agreed last fall to contribute $89 million over seven years to projects focused on criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education. Owners hoped their commitment would convince players to end their anthem protests.

Ndamukong Suh Jersey: I had a lot of great offers, Rams were the best fit

Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said choosing Los Angeles as his third NFL stop was not an easy choice, but it was the right choice.
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Suh said at his introductory press conference today that he was weighing offers from several teams but considered the Rams the team where he would be the best fit.

In all, the Warriors are ready for the playoffs to start, even if they don’t yet know who they’ll face in a tight Western Conference postseason race.

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For example, Kansas City hadn’t even interviewed Hunt in Mobile. That changed a month later at the NFL Combine.

There’s been talk in New England since the trade that Cooks, who had 65 catches for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns last year, wasn’t a great fit for the Patriots’ offensive system. McVay disagrees with that sentiment, saying he believes Cooks fits in any system although the only question that matters right now is how well he fits the Rams system.
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The bad news Kevin Durant Womens Jersey is that, when it comes to the offseason program, Watson’s activities will be much more limited, due to a torn ACL suffered in November.

I like where he is right now, coach Bill O’Brien said during Wednesday’s PFT Live, regarding Watson’s rehab efforts. I don’t think that he’ll be able to do much on the field in the beginning of the offseason program. He’ll be working with the trainers on the field, but not with us. . . . I think by the time OTAs roll around he may be able to do a few things with the team. We’re going to incorporate him into some of the things we’re doing during Phase Two and make sure everybody’s around him and he’s around everybody else. We’re not going to rush it. Obviously, training camp is the ultimate goal for him, to be in there during training camp. I do feel like by the end of the spring he’ll be able to do a few things with the team.