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Colts have no doubt Andrew Luck will be ready by camp

The Colts are taking a painstakingly deliberate approach to Andrew Luck ‘s shoulder rehabilitation this offseason, but there’s reason for more optimism this summer than last.

After speaking with team sources, NFL Network’s Charley Casserly reported on Friday’s edition of Rookie Camp Live that the Colts are very confident Luck will be ready for training camp in late July.

You plan that he’s going to be there [for Week 1], Reich said. All the rehab is checking off all the boxes: Yep, we hit that stage. Stage one, stage two, stage three. It’s all been good. We’ll just have to keep progressing on down that road.

Luck’s status is one of the stories most worth monitoring this summer.

He’s not expected to air it out in OTAs and mandatory minicamp over the next month. If he’s not a full participant when camp opens, though, it will be time to dust off the red flags for the Colts ‘ 2018 season.

So, he went inside the house. According to News4Jax, the people inside the house called the police when they realized that nobody knew him. When they arrived, police found Bortles and two of his friends guarding Horton, who was arrested and charged with burglary, trespassing, and grand theft. Horton told police that he was looking for an ex-girlfriend at the party. The people at the party didn’t know who his ex-girlfriend was.

You can read the entire report at News4Jax.com. Before Wednesday night, it’d been a stellar offseason for Bortles. After he led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game played a role in the Jaguars’ journey to the AFC Championship Game, Bortles scored a contract extension that will keep him in Jacksonville through the 2020 season even though he’s been largely unimpressive and occasionally catastrophic since getting picked third overall in 2014, as my colleague Jared Dubin once put it. Over the course of his four-year career, he’s completed 59.1 percent of his passes, averaged 6.7 yards per attempt, thrown 90 touchdowns and 64 interceptions, and accumulated an 80.8 passer rating.
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Cowboys plan to pick up Byron Jones’ fifth-year option

The team is expected to pick up the fifth-year option for the cornerback, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The move should give him a $6.17 million salary for 2019, one that is guaranteed for injury, Rapoport added.

The deadline to officially employ the fifth-year option is May 2.

Dallas selected Jones in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft . Last week, Jones revealed that he’s returning to cornerback after playing the past two years at safety.

Sunday, in noting the anniversary of the first televised NCAA Tournament final, I didn’t give the year. It was 1946. As the late Roberto de Vicenzo said after losing a tie for the 1968 Masters by signing a miscalculated scorecard — 50th anniversary on April 14 — “What a stupid I am!”

In the last week of spring training, reader Ron Perri noted he felt as if MLB is in midseason form: minor leaguer J.P. Feyereisen, pitching for the Yankees, allowed four hits, one walk and three earned runs — and was credited with the save.

Answer: Dr. James Naismith, credited with the invention of basketball, went 55-60 as Kansas coach, 1898-1907. Today? He’d be fired by 1901.

He’ll probably want to forget that he went hitless in his major-league debut, a 5-1  Yankees win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. The Yankees took the four-game series, 3-1. 

All eyes were on Torres, the Yankees’ most highly touted prospect in years, as he played his first games in pinstripes. They’ll stay that way, considering manager Aaron Boone said he expected the 21-year-old’s promotion from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to be longterm.

Torres, batting eighth, went 0-for-4, striking out in his first at-bat before grounding into a double play, popping out with runners on second base and third base and then flying out to right field. He made a couple smooth plays at second, including a sixth-inning double play that forced him to make a long, strong throw to Didi Gregorius at second base.

Most of all, he looked comfortable throughout.

The Spurs have won five championships, and as a player, Udoka missed out on the 2007 championship by a year. But in his second year on the bench with Pop, in 2014, he finally got his championship ring.seahawks_056

William Gay close to deal with Giants

The Giants have a visit scheduled with William Gay on Thursday, Bryant McFadden of CBS Sports reports. All that remains for the defensive back to join the Giants is his passing a physical, per McFadden.

The Steelers cut Gay to save $1.75 million in cap space, making him a free agent.

The Broncos were traveling to Game 5 of their Canalta Cup semifinal playoff series Friday night in Nipawin. The team plays in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League — a Junior “A” hockey league open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20.

The crash occurred on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan, approximately 105 miles into the 125-mile trip to Nipawin’s arena.

“In Saskatchewan, every community is fairly small, so everybody knows everybody,” said Maple Leafs winger Patrick Marleau, a Saskatchewan native. “And we try and look out for each other.”

Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, who grew up in Humboldt, also was emotional when addressing the tragedy Saturday.

Ideally, that happens at some point after the player’s third year in the NFL and the completion of his rookie contract. Unless the team decides to take full advantage of all five years of the rookie deal, followed by a year or two of the franchise tag.

For the 2014 first-round class, only two players — Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans — have had their fifth-year options replaced with long-term contracts. Two of the players whose options weren’t picked up, receiver Sammy Watkins and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, got their contracts on the open market, after becoming free agents. Ditto for tight end Eric Ebron, whose option was exercised but who was cut before the option became fully guaranteed on March 14.

Cornerback Kyle Fuller received a long-term deal after his team declined to pick up the option, applied the transition tag, and matched the offer sheet signed by the Packers.buccaneers_041

NBA trade rumors: Hornets make Kemba Walker available, prepare to hit reset button

Hornets fans will likely be buzzing with anger Friday morning once they hear the news about their favorite All-Star point guard.

Charlotte has made Kemba Walker available in trade talks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, as the front office would like to attach Walker to one of its bad contracts as part of a larger deal. Walker is clearly the closest thing the Hornets have to a franchise player, but he is only the sixth-highest paid member of the team behind Cody Zeller, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Nic Batum and Dwight Howard.

Frontcourt: Kevin Love, Cavs. The Cavs’ defense has fallen apart, and they’re 4-10 in their last 14. That could cost Love. But overall, he has had great numbers (18.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 40.1 percent from the 3-point line), and the Cavs are still third in the East, deserving of two All-Stars.

Wild card: Kyle Lowry, Raptors. Lowry could get snubbed here because his numbers are down overall (17.0 points in 33.0 minutes), but he has been the guy who has most sacrificed in order to make the Raptors’ offense work better. Toronto is on pace for 56 wins, and Lowry deserves credit.

Kaplan: Considering Jake Allen’s inconsistency and the fact that highly regarded prospect Ville Husso might not be ready yet, I could see Hutton coming back to St. Louis — even if it’s for a one-year deal. That gives the Blues a bridge to Husso and presents the option of dangling Allen for a trade. (His $4.35 million cap hit isn’t outrageous and he might just need a change of scenery. Perhaps the New York Islanders will bite.)

Peters: Hutton is a really interesting case. He’s 32, so I don’t know how big the market is going to be for him, especially if he’s looking for a chance to start. That’s not to say teams won’t be interested, but the best spot might be in St. Louis as part of a platoon with Allen. I’d be very surprised if any team out there wanted to go longer than two years with Hutton, so it might be better to stay in a situation he’s more familiar with, if both parties are interested.packers_007

The 8-4 Jaguars, energized by the hiring of head coach Doug Marrone and president Tom Coughlin, are on the verge of their first playoff berth since 2007.

“I get a feel for him, how he reacts throughout a game, what he’s comfortable with [and] he gets an idea for how I call plays, how we communicate on the sidelines about things, how we adjust to things once we see them,’’ ’’ Shanahan told reporters.

The Jags, who are tied for the AFC South lead with the Titans, haven’t even had a winning season since 2007, when they finished 11-5.

Think about how Aaron Rodgers has always masked the Green Bay Packers’ issues with his magical play. Better yet, think about the immediate impact that Jimmy Garoppolo had on the San Francisco 49ers when he took over as the team’s starter toward the end of the year. With Jimmy GQ at the helm, a Niners squad that had been a 1-10 afterthought won five straight games to close out the season as one of the hottest entities in the NFL.

With that in mind, I can see why the Redskins aren’t in a rush to apply the tag to Cousins a third consecutive time, which would cost them $34.5 million in 2018. Doing so would limit Washington’s ability to upgrade the supporting cast around him, meaning the team would be counting on Cousins to push the team to the next level on the strength of his right arm.

McDermott’s Bills are 5-4 and in position for the playoffs. Lynn’s Chargers are a deceiving 3-6, considering they’ve lost four games by three or fewer points and have been outscored by just five points (172-167).

While it is important to focus on the physical traits desired in each prospect, the Saints’ emphasis on the core values or intangibles certainly played a role in not only identifying good players for the team, but guys who could change the culture of the locker room.

With the scouting combine just two weeks away, here’s a look at the 10 biggest offseason story lines:

Last season, a similarly gifted defense crumbled after a 5-0 start and finished 8-8. This team will have to run through a decisive five-game gantlet after playing the Browns in London on Sunday: at Washington, Rams, at Detroit, at Atlanta and at Carolina. It’s realistic they go 1-4, which may be a tipping point to another collapse.

Lewis’ career was threatened when he was charged with murder in the death of two men who were attacked after a Super Bowl party in Atlanta in 2000. The charges were dropped in exchange for testimony, and Lewis would eventually go on to help Baltimore win two Super Bowls as a team leader until he retired in 2012. Lewis’ critics, however, still exist to this day.

Brady could be on a list of most loved players, too, but there are more haters given the controversy surrounding the five-time Super Bowl winner. The “Tuck Rule,” SpyGate and Deflategate have all been part of his career, and he served a four-game suspension in 2016. A lot of the Brady hate comes as a result of all those wins, too, but even more comes from the controversies.nike-youth-cardinals-069

Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner hits back at Earl Thomas, then deletes tweet

bengals_011Bobby Wagner didn’t think too highly of Earl Thomas’ comments regarding his injury.

“I have no clue,” he said. “But you normally see Wags running from sideline to sideline, and he just couldn’t do it today. But I think he just waited a little bit too long to take himself out.”

The Seahawks (8-6) will prepare for the return of Ezekiel Elliott when they visit the Cowboys (8-6) at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday before closing the regular season at home against the Cardinals (6-8).

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Ware is another freak athlete.Dunlap was born on February 28 North Charleston, South .He also was going to make a movie from a book called The Cinch.There’s going to be tough situations.

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Sean McVay said he’s “sick for him” about Greg Zuerlein having to undergo back surgery on Thursday and will be out for season and playoffs.

Named to the Pro Bowl Tuesday, Zuerlein leads the NFL with 38 field goals (making 95 percent of attempts) and 44 extra points. He was on pace to challenge the NFL’s kicker scoring record.

With the Rams still needing a win to lock up the NFC West and secure a playoff spot for the first time since 2004, the loss of Zuerlein looms large as tight games approach.

In a corresponding roster move, Los Angeles signed kicker Sam Ficken, who has not attempted a field goal in the NFL.

To wit: To get the deal done, had to agree to take his $18-million signing bonus three installments.That proclamation is why it was a pleasant surprise for ‘s fantasy owners to see him start with 18 fantasy points per game over the first two weeks of the , a scoring level that led all wide receivers at that point.We found a way to score.is currently third place on the team for total tackles trailing only TJ Ward and Brandon .Actually, kudos to the Governor for getting Rhody into the celebratory mix.

Astros blast by Dodgers 13-12 in 10th, lead World Series 3-2

When the winning run finally came sliding across home plate on Alex Bregman’s single, more than five unforgettable hours after the first pitch, a frantic Carlos Correa sprinted toward his Houston Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.

Arm in the air, pure elation all over his face.

A last indelible image from a World Series classic filled with them.

Correa, Jose Altuve and the Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings Sunday night for a 3-2 lead.

But Florida’s offense struggled mightily in each of the past three seasons. The Gators rank 113th in the FBS in scoring, with 21.3 points per game, and 111th in passing, with 165.7 yards. Plus, Florida has struggled to develop a quarterback.

Now the Gators are searching for their third head coach since 2011, and they’ll be paying off McElwain and his predecessor, current South Carolina coach Will Muschamp, for a while. The Gators still owe Muschamp, their coach from 2011 to ’14, about $1.5 million of a $6.3 million buyout.

That is utterly preposterous. A Marist poll of more than 1,000 Americans in September said 52 percent of those contacted said players should stand for the anthem—a number that went down to 47 percent last week. That’s what happens in the political world today: stupid exaggeration designed to make your side seem stronger.

The Pats didn’t deal Butler to the Saints, even if it means getting a lesser pick as free-agent compensation next year. They signed two veteran running backs in Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee.
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Allen: “It was somber. Just a feeling of defeatedness.”

Losing free safety Kurt Coleman (sprained knee) for a month is big for this defense in terms of the leadership and communication he brought to the secondary. He had a calming effect on a young group. Carolina signed veteran Jairus Byrd to fill in, but will he be ready in time for Sunday’s game against the Lions, or will Carolina have to go with rookie Demetrious Cox? Either way, the back end of a strong defense has been weakened by the loss of Coleman. — David Newton

Allen: “It was somber. Just a feeling of defeatedness.”

Nico Johnson: “Coach Saban after the game said, ‘This is what happens. This is what happens when you don’t prepare your best. When you don’t prepare your best, you get the worst end of the results.'”

Alabama radio play-by-play announcer Eli Gold: “A lot of people were concerned: Has this ended Alabama’s season? There were many, many people saying, ‘Did the dream of this season end on the field today?'”

Savage: “That was a while ago and Bama had not transitioned defensively and not really embraced the idea that, ‘Hey, we’re going to have to adjust our philosophy here because the sport is changing right under our feet.’ That was one of the games that really set in motion them adjusting their recruiting, trying to get more athletic defenders at all levels of the defense, corners playing safety and that concept. That was one of the games that steered them in the direction they’re in now.”magic_150

Browns coach Hue Jackson ‘irate’ about Joe Haden release, report says

Hue Jackson wasn’t happy to see his veteran cornerback go.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Browns coach was “irate” at the team’s front office regarding their decision to release Joe Haden without compensation earlier this week. The move to cut Haden is the latest source of discontent between Jackson and the front office, the report says.

Haden was cut on Wednesday and it was reported that the Saints, Chiefs and Cowboys were interested in recruiting him, but he quickly signed a three-year deal worth $27 million with the Steelers after Pittsburgh emerged as the favorite to land the two-time Pro Bowler.

The short video, just less than a minute in length, featured messages from several players, including Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas, quarterback DeShone Kizer, linebackers Jamie Collins and Christian Kirksey, and coach Hue Jackson.

According to Pro Football Talk, the players got the idea for the video after talking with former Browns great Jim Brown during the preseason. Brown has been vocal in his support for the message about social issues Colin Kaepernick and others have tried to spread through national anthem protests, but has encouraged them to find an alternative method to communicate their message.

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The Florida State baseball league said it is canceling the finals of its playoffs.

Thornton, who signed a four-year, $17 million deal that included $9 million guaranteed, never really fit what the Cowboys were seeking. He was unable to beat out Terrell McClain for the starting spot a year ago; this year he was beaten out by Stephen Paea. He was slowed in training camp by a hamstring strain.

He played in 13 games a year ago and was credited by the coaches with 18 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, nine quarterback pressures, a pass deflection, forced fumble and fumble recovery.

The Florida State baseball league said it is canceling the finals of its playoffs. The league will hold single games on Tuesday and doubleheaders, if necessary, on Wednesday to crown co-champions.

Earlier in the year, a customer had noted the wide appeal of BTB: “At what restaurant can you bring a hot date and still see your sports event on TV? The Bucket has been around since the last century, outlasting my first marriage, and 13 years into my second marriage.”

On Tuesday afternoon, co-owner Jim Furiosi expressed his gratitude for such supportive customers, especially during this wrenching time. “It’s been very hard emotionally for my entire family,” he said. “I just said goodbye to an employee who has been here since 1985.”

According to Mercury News archives, original owner Garcia opened a joint that attracted folks from all walks of life — “hard hats, cowboys, collegiates and sand-lot ball players.”

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