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Trae Young to the Knicks feels like it’s picking up steam.
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The decision to decline the invitation and not attend his own induction ceremony is unprecedented.

We are disappointed by will respect Terrell’s decision not to participate in the Enshrinement, Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said in a statement. While unprecedented, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the nearly 5,000 volunteers and the entire community are committed to celebrating the excellence of the Class of 2018 that will kick off the NFL’s 99th season.

As we do not want to detract from this great honor being enjoyed by the seven other members of the Class of 2018 (Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher), their family, friends, and fans; the Pro Football Hall of Fame will have no further comment on the decision made by Terrell Owens.

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49ers coaches and players have honored Clark’s memory this week by wearing 87 jerseys. The organization retired his number after his 1987 retirement.

To hear the type of teammate he was, the type of friend he was to people like Keena [Turner] and the rest of that team, that’s what Paul Hornung Youth Jersey we’re trying to build here, 49ers Kyle Shanahan said. That’s why they had a great culture then. It started out with great people, starting with Dwight. And that’s what we’re trying to emulate. And got a lot of respect for that guy, and he’s going to be greatly missed.

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The Nationals played without second baseman Daniel Murphy, but he is getting closer to making his season debut from right knee surgery.

He has played 10 minor league rehab games, is making the trip to New York and could be activated in this series.
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There’s nothing wrong with the knee, Washington manager Dave Martinez told reporters. He knows that. It’s a mind-over-matter deal now. We talked today, and for me it’s: Once he gets here and starts playing, I think he’ll forget about everything and just go out and play. But that’s totally up to him and what he feels comfortable.

The Yankees became the last team to get blanked this season when they equaled a season low by getting three hits in a 2-0 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday at Citi Field.

Sunday capped an abbreviated 7-2 road trip that featured two rainouts in Baltimore and a makeup doubleheader in Detroit. The Yankees scored 28 of their 39 runs during the first five games of the trip.

Watching the last couple of weeks, he is probably a little bit anxious and hasn’t necessarily struggled like this as a hitter in his career, Boone said. Hitting is hard and sometimes you want to chase that hit. You want to get that hit so bad and that can work against you. Results will follow good at-bats. It’s only a matter of time. He will settle in and the hits will fall in.

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, a franchise player who hasn’t signed his franchise tender and thus technically isn’t on the Steelers’ roster, can (and likely will) skip this week’s camp without penalty. But the others on that list are worth watching because http://www.philadelphiaeaglesauthenticstore.com/Authentic-Chris-Long-Jersey they’re in sensitive situations. If you’re Beckham, for example, and you’re currently scheduled to earn $8.5 million this year on your fifth-year rookie contract option, do you show up and risk an injury that could jeopardize the $35 million or so in guaranteed money that comes with a top WR contract these days?

Another player worth watching here is Seattle safety Earl Thomas. He isn’t on a rookie deal, and he’s scheduled to earn a tidy $8.5 million this year. But he has only one year left on his deal, and this offseason has seen many of his high-profile, championship teammates depart Seattle via http://authenticsenatorsshop.com/kyle-turris-jersey_c-420.html trade or release. Thomas announced Sunday that he won’t Kyle Turris Womens Jersey show up for this week’s camp or any other Seahawks offseason activity until his contract is addressed. As long as Thomas remains unsigned beyond this season, he’ll be a name atop all the trade-candidate lists.

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As for what’s next for the Senior Bowl, Savage did have a little advice for Nagy. I would say just be nimble, and know that there’s always another player out there,Savage said. You’re gonna get turned down some. And the door has been shut on us plenty. But in a lot of those cases, a door opens for another player, and he winds up being a better pro.Finding those guys is why this one has been so valuable to so many scouts over the last six years.

What does Rom-stradamus have cooked for an encore? As is the case with what’s to come with all the guys on this list, I can’t wait to find out.

How guys like Dan Orlovsky, Andrew Hawkins and D.J. Shockley are fighting their way from the bench to the booth. FIRST-AND-10 1. Cardinals QB Josh Rosen has impressed his coaches early鈥攃oming as advertised with his ability to digest and apply the information he’s being given on the practice field. And he looks comfortable and poised in his surroundings as an NFL player. Sam Bradford’s looked good early on too, so summer should be interesting in the desert.

If you’re looking for an area where the reigning champions could be better than they were in 2017, the secondary is one. Second-year CB Sidney Jones has turned heads early on in OTAs, showing the ability that had him pegged as a top-20 pick prior to tearing his Achilles ahead of the 2017 draft. And young journeyman De’Vante Bausby’s been a bit of a revelation at corner too, making for good competition at that spot ahead of training camp.

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Seahawks DE Frank Clark and CB Byron Maxwell have been absent from OTAs.

Civil rights activists protest outside league office on Friday

Two days after the NFL changed its controversial anthem policy to require any player inclined to protest to retreat to the locker room, a group called the National Action Network gathered outside 345 Park Avenue to criticize the NFL’s decision.

He holds you accountable, Benjamin said. I think they’re giving the young guys a little bit more leeway. But us three, I think we really have to focus on it a little bit more and just knowing our position and even knowing other people’s positions.

As he closes in on that target (a freestyle rap posted last year updated 15 to 17), he has a new song. Called Target, which has debuted just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.

Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has transcribed some of the lyrics, which seem to contain a message for the Steelers: So they put me on the tag, alright. Definitely not going to trip like I that bad guy. Wonder why they treat me like the bad guy. You say I ain’t the best, but that’s a bad lie. I’m a do what I want just leave me alone. If I don’t do what you want then you want me gone. I’m a say you being real aggressive, the way you switch up on me real impressive.

The Steelers have opted twice to keep Bell from becoming an unrestricted free agent by applying the franchise tag. Bell responded last year by exercising his right to remain away from the team until Labor Day, at which time he showed up and got his full $12.1 million salary. But he has been criticized for not being in football shape, and pressure continues to be applied to get him to show up for offseason and preseason work.

You think if I sit out, I’ll be sluggish, Bell says in the new song. You think they won’t pay me because of drug tests. For a fact, I ain’t never failed one, that’s on me. You so worried about the weed, what about them PEDs?



Ex-tackle Mike Adams loses 68 pounds, hopes to return to NFL at tight end

Mike Adams was a talented enough offensive tackle that the Steelers took him with a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, and he started six games as a rookie. But his career stalled both in Pittsburgh and then in Chicago, and he was out of football last year.
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Diet is key for the weight loss mixed with good ol hard work in the weight room and yoga studio to get cut up, Adams said.

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Bill Self lost his entire backcourt after Malik Newman and Lagerald Vick both decided to turn pro. That’s after seniors Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk both departed.

A quick examination would suggest a demotion from the No. 1 slot. Let’s see what Udoka Azubuike decides to do before making that determination. Azubuike will enter the draft but will not sign with an agent, allowing for the possibility that the most important and efficient player on the roster last season will be back. Add five-star studs Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes, along with Cal transfer Charlie Moore (12.2 PPG, 1.1 SPG in 2016-17), and you have one of the top backcourts in the country.

Fortunately, his teammate Davante Adams said shortly afterward that Matthews was OK.

I wanted to let everybody know Clay is all right, Adams said. He’s got a little boo-boo on his nose, but he’ll be all right. He’s a tough guy.

NFL teams are always concerned any time a player does anything off the field that could result in injury, but a charity softball game is usually a low-impact sporting event. Matthews was unlucky to get hit in the face, but lucky not to have anything more than a little boo-boo.

So hockey is a more-than-adequate replacement for football. And with the ongoing Stanley Cup Final hopefully in the early stages of a potential seven-game classic (the series is tied at one), I strongly encourage you to tune in to NBCSN on Saturday night for Game Three, as the Washington Capitals host the Vegas Golden Knights.

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The Los Angeles Chargers are quickly emerging as an offseason darling to turn things around in 2018.

Absolutely, Lynn said. I thought the pieces were there last year to do something special, no different than this year, and we’ve added some more guys. I feel like we did a heck of a job of bringing in the right people for that locker room.
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The regular season doesn’t start for another 15 weeks, yet plenty can and will happen between now and then to distract teams. The goal is to avoid those scenarios. A team can be proactive by addressing situations now instead of letting them linger for the next few months. Granted, it isn’t always possible to do so.聽

The following issues could plague each NFL team in the 2018 season.

Tepper enters a difficult situation,聽as allegations of workplace misconduct by Richardson, including sexual harassment and use of a racial slur, still loom over the organization.

For me to exactly speak about that, exactly what I was going to do, is almost impossible, Tepper said, per the Charlotte Observer’s Joseph Person and Katherine Peralta. But I’ll say this鈥攁nd this has nothing to do with whatever’s there, because I don’t know. But for me…I’m a person that believes in equality for everybody, including men and women.



Falcons make Matt Ryan NFL’s highest-paid player with record five-year, $150M deal

Matt Ryan will finish his career where it started.
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The Falcons have signed the franchise quarterback to a lucrative 5-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

While the financial details were not disclosed, ESPN reported the deal is worth $150 million, making Ryan the first quarterback to earn $30 million per year with $100 million guaranteed. He has now surpassed Jimmy Garoppolo, who signed a five-year contract worth $137.5 million in February, to become the highest paid player in NFL history.

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Keenum, the 30-year-old undrafted rookie-turned-knockaround backup-turned-breakout 2017 star, sounded happy with his new role as a peerless leader who doesn’t have to compete for every rep.

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Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, Pelicans’ Anthony Davis lead All-Defensive team

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert led the voting for the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive team Wednesday, joined by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and point guard Jrue Holiday, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo and Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, who won Defensive Player of the Year last year, was also named to the second team. He was joined by Boston Celtics forward/center Al Horford, San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray and Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler.

The winner of Defensive Player of the Year will be announced on June 25.

While Quinn acknowledged that Jones hasn’t been at OTAs, he said he expects him to be present for the start of mandatory minicamp.

“I was fully aware that he wasn’t going to be here for the start of the offseason program, and I was also aware he wasn’t going to be here this past Monday,” Quinn told reporters Tuesday.

“He’s in great shape, and he’s spending some time this offseason working on some of the things he has not been able to over the last offseason, due to some injuries. I do expect him to be here certainly at the minicamp at the end of the offseason program.”

“I think at this time of year, and as business grows around the NFL, I think that’s pretty common for a lot of players to discuss that and wonder where that’s at,” Quinn said. “That’s something that he and I discussed together but as far as anything past that, unless you guys have spoken to Julio, individually or specifically, I think past that would be a lot of speculation.ravens_079



Matt Light on Nate Solder: You don’t replace a guy like that overnight

The Patriots announced on Wednesday that Matt Light will be the next former player inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame and the 11-year starter at left tackle is a worthy addition to that group.
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While speaking to the media on Wednesday, Light said that Solder is not someone you can just replace.

Light and Solder each missed big chunks of seasons with injuries, but it has been a largely steady two decades at a key position thanks to their presence. Be it first-round pick Isaiah Wynn or someone else, the Patriots would love to find a successor who could extend that to 2018 and beyond.
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The Personal Conduct Policy expressly encompasses [c]rimes of dishonesty such as blackmail, extortion, fraud, money laundering, or racketeering. The NFL, by referring to the situation as a civil matter in its comment on the Manning situation, apparently has concluded that, without a prosecution, there can be no crime of fraud 鈥?even if actual fraud has occurred.

Of course, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t prosecuted, charged, or even sued in civil court. But he was suspended six games for violating the Personal Conduct Policy.

As explained last month, there’s a fine line (and maybe no line) between civil and criminal fraud. If the NFL wanted to use the allegations of memorabilia fraud, the evidence generated during the trial, the fact that Eli Manning settled the lawsuit in lieu of testifying in open court about the situation (including but not limited to answering aggressive questions about an email message in which he asked for 2 helmets that can pass as game used) as the basis for an investigation, it easily could have. Arguably, given the extent to which the Personal Conduct Policy and other league policies premised on the integrity of and public confidence in the professional football are applied to other players, the NFL should have.
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Doug Pederson downplays Michael Bennett’s absence from OTAs

Coaches can’t say much when it comes to players skipping offseason workouts. And so they usually don’t. On Tuesday, Eagles coach Doug Pederson didn’t say much about veteran defensive lineman Michael Bennett missing the first day of OTAs, as Bennett makes his adjustment to a new franchise.
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I really don’t have any concern going forward with him acclimating himself to the defense, Pederson told reporters. You’ve been around long enough to understand Jim [Schwartz’s] style and what we teach, and it fits his strength, and that’s roll off the ball as a D-lineman. So it’s just a matter of getting him in here and getting around his teammates.

But the thing is he’s not. Pederson was asked whether it relates in any way to the pending assault charge against him.

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Jarrod Dyson Womens Jersey The team also announced an addition at guard with Kouandjio out of the picture. They have signed Isaiah Williams to the 90-man roster.

Williams signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spent the year on the practice squad. He spent time with the Chiefs and Colts last season and spent time on Indianapolis’ active roster without appear in any games.

Kouandjio started the final six games of the year at left guard last season. Shaun Lauvao, Kyle Kalis and Tyler Catalina join Williams and right guard Brandon Scherff on the current depth chart at guard.

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I just got a calendar reminder that I set a little more than a year ago, to make fun of my friend Daniel. There’s no way a major league team will let Shohei Ohtani hit, he swore to me last spring. Zero chance. Way too risky.