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Adoree Jackson Jersey hopes to get more looks on offense

Adoree Jackson made his way to the Titans as a first-round pick in 2017 on the back of his play all over the field at USC.
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Jackson was a standout cornerback and kick returner for the Trojans and also found a role on offense that allowed him to catch 39 passes and run the ball 15 times. That moonlighting continued on a limited basis with the Titans during his rookie season.

Jackson played 12 offensive snaps and ran the ball five times for 55 yards. He said on NFL Network that he’d like to continue to be part of the offense under new head coach Mike Malik McDowell Jersey Vrabel.

The Dirty Birds have a young-and-hungry unit with swift defenders at every level, writes Brooks. Beasley is an explosive sack specialist with an outstanding combination of first-step quickness, snap-count anticipation and finesse moves off the edge. The fourth-year pro led the NFL in sacks in 2016 (15.5) and flashed disruptive potential overwhelming offensive tackles with his speed and quickness. Although opponents seemingly caught up to his fastball in 2017 (Beasley recorded just five sacks, but he did miss time with a hamstring injury), the 25-year-old remains a threat Trent Taylor Jersey to take over the game at any point.

According to Tripp Stelnicki of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Hunt has flatly denied that he leaned on those close to Gov. Bill Richardson to secure the deal or that he did anything wrong.

Hunt was sued in the fall by the State Investment Council, which accused him of using those connections to tilt the selection process and win $300 million in state funds to invest in the hedge fund. The Council manages $21.5 billion in the state’s public trust funds, and according to the lawsuit, the fund underperformed state benchmarks and lost more than $13 million.

Hunt’s New Mexico-based attorneys have filed a raft of defenses, and to make a long story short, rely on procedural issues and denials, including questions of whether he had properly been served notice.

The case has yet to go to trial, and to date, no one has declared WITCH HUNT!

Sam Bradford Jersey Health Remains On Schedule

Quarterback Sam Bradford looks to throw a pass Tuesday at minicamp.
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As promised, minicamp meant more work for Sam Bradford.

The quarterback was dropped into 11-on-11 plays for the first time Tuesday, which was the idea floated by coach Steve Wilks last week as the Cardinals come to the end of their offseason work.

The whole plan to prep Bradford going into the dead time before training camp, Wilks said, was to make sure he felt great. That is where everyone involved – Wilks and Bradford – say Bradford is now.

He’s gotten stronger with his rehab, Wilks said. He’s definitely studied the playbook, understands the system. For the most part we have given him the (defensive) looks that he needs, but you want to make sure they are live (looks.)

Once everything calmed down with the coaching change and Coach Wilks came over, it was a no-brainer for me, Young III said. I have a lot of respect for them, as men, De’Aaron Fox Authentic Jersey first and foremost, and then as coaches. I’ve learned a lot, both on the field and off the field, how to be a professional. I like to be around people that are going to challenge me and get the best out of me. They don’t want nothing less, and I don’t want nothing less.

What that means in terms of Rosen’s actual ability to perform once he is on the field is unknown. Even he wasn’t sure Thursday how he’d define it.

I don’t know, Rosen said after the day’s OTA. I just want to be the best quarterback in the NFL, regardless of when I am ready now or later or whenever. So it’s not really my decision to make.

As the Cardinals wind down their final week of OTAs and ready for mandatory minicamp next week before the veterans scatter for the summer, Rosen’s pre-training camp on-field work is nearly at an end. Rosen notes the only way to improve is to play, and the only Authentic Yasmani Grandal Jersey way to get those reps is to take reps.

Earlier this week, coach Steve Wilks said the Cardinals hoped to get starter Sam Bradford more work in minicamp, which likely means paring some reps back for the first-round rookie. Wilks has consistently praised Rosen’s intelligence and ability to pick up the playbook, although there are obviously areas in which to get better.

One of those, Wilks said, was Rosen’s decision-making at times, in particular the red zone. With points already available there with a field goal, Rosen needs to be judicious with risk.

Giants’ Saquon Barkley Jersey struck out by softball pitcher

Saquon Barkley dominated college football and is expected to blossom into one of the NFL’s biggest stars as a Giants rookie, but he is Chris Archer Authentic Jersey no match for Morgan Foley.
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Same goes for potential Eli Manning successor Davis Webb.

Foley is a professional softball pitcher for the Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs who was a surprise pitcher during the Landon Collins Charity Softball Game, run by Giants super fan Joe Ruback (better known as License Plate Guy).

The backup quarterback hit four home runs off other pitchers in the game. In a similar stunt against a different softball pitcher at last season’s charity softball game, Webb singled and the story made it back to Foley, who upped her game.

But Scherzer’s there with bells on. And he has no intention of humoring the idea that his process is unique in any way. Every single pitcher is making changes every single start. You can talk to any pitcher about this, he says.

One pitcher who resides a few lockers away doesn’t necessarily corroborate Scherzer’s theory.

Most pitchers wouldn’t be tweaking anything, Nats starter Gio Gonzalez says. But he’s not content. He’s trying to win another award.

Scherzer’s hunger to win a third straight Cy Young if he pulls it off, he’ll join Hall of Famers Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to do so was apparent right from the start of spring training. In Womens DeMarcus Ware Jersey his first bullpen session, he threw 60 pitches, roughly double the typical number for a starter in his inaugural workout. Afterward, Scherzer revealed he’d thrown four bullpens on his own prior to the start of camp, and this was technically his fifth session. He then proceeded, as is his custom, to plead normalcy.

Angels’ Mike Trout turns in career night with five hits, four for extra bases

Mike Trout produced arguably the greatest #tripleshy non-cycle in recorded baseball history Saturday night.

The Angels’ MVP center fielder drilled a home run, three doubles and a single in his five plate appearances vs. the Yankees in New York. The dinger was Trout’s 17th this season, tying him for the major league lead with the Red Sox’s Mookie Betts.

Giants: SS Brandon Crawford was reinstated from the paternity list and was in the starting lineup. … INF Kelby Tomlinson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. … RHP Hunter Strickland (broken right pinkie) will have more X-rays in two weeks to determine if two pins he had surgically inserted on Wednesday can be removed. The 29-year-old reliever was injured when he punched a door in frustration after a blown save against Miami on Monday. … RHP Johnny Cueto (right elbow inflammation) will throw 40 pitches in a rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. … RHP Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder tightness) threw 73 pitches in his second rehab start with Sacramento.

LHP Clayton Richard (6-6, 4.31 ERA) will make his team-leading 16th start for the Padres. He’s 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA over his last eight. Giants RHP Chris Stratton (8-4, 4.22) hasn’t allowed a run over 13 2/3 innings in two career starts against San Diego.

JULIE: In the offseason, we work out like every day together. Lifting is an easy one to do together; we just shift weights back and forth. We do a lot of core together. Pilates and yoga, we always do those together. But I think it’s a little bit easier for me, at 5-7, to be more flexible and to move a little better than him at 6-5. ZACH: She’s helped me with my flexibility. It doesn’t come naturally to me. I’ve created this stretching routine that I have to do each and every night. It focuses on every muscle and joint group in the body. I can’t sleep unless I get it done before I go to bed.

JULIE:He’s so meticulous, like OCD, in what he does.

JULIE: There were times when I tried to hide my muscles. When you’re a young girl you hear, You’re really strong or You have really toned arms. In my head, it wasn’t something that should be said about a girl. It should be more You’re pretty. But the second I put on my soccer outfit, I didn’t care what I looked like; I just wanted to ball out. [laughs] I was just out there, I wanted to win, I wanted to play.

Mets release first baseman Adrian Gonzalez Jersey, recall Dominic Smith

The Mets are releasing their starting first baseman and recalling one of their top prospects.
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New York announced Sunday it has cut Adrián González. The team will promote Dominic Smith to fill González’s spot on the active roster.

After tonight’s game we have given Adrián González his unconditional release. On Tuesday, we will designate catcher Jose Lobaton for assignment, will recall Dominic Smith from Las Vegas and will select the contract of Ty Kelly from Las Vegas.

Rodgers, who has been with the Jets since 2015, is particularly proud of his son’s battle to get his chance at the NFL. He noted how his son was not drafted out of Miami, but stuck with it, turning to the Canadian Football League and jumping from the practice squad to eventually becoming a starter.

Though his son is on the field, Rodgers, who played two seasons in the NFL, said he is focused on the job at hand.

I get on him no different than any other, the 48-year-old Womens Chicago Bears Jersey said. That’s my son when we walk outside the building, but when he walks in the building he’s number 39.

He’s got a job to do, no different than number 33 or number 36, he added.

As the three-day minicamp comes to a close, Rodgers II has his sights set on a new challenge other than making the Jets’ roster: beating his dad at golf on Father’s Day.

Maddon noted Brooks Reed Jersey the team just wants to be cautious with the 31-year-old pitcher, who has a history of arm troubles.

I think we tend to be a little bit more on the conservative side — everybody does, not just us, Maddon said. Everything is so scrutinized. If in fact you permit somebody to come back too quickly and then all of a sudden [he gets hurt again], you’re going to get heavily criticized for it.

Bookmakers and topless dancers run different types of businesses with similar objectives — to entertain you and take your money. But the only entertaining part of gambling is winning. While the intellectual challenge is intriguing, winning is the bottom line.

So with that in mind and with the windows open at Monmouth Park in Oceanport and the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, here’s a tip sheet with the best bets on the board, using William Hill lines:

Play the Giants over 6½ regular-season wins and at 8-1 odds to win the NFC East. The Giants regressed from 11-5 in 2016 to 3-13 last year, and the truth in 2018 will prove to be somewhere in the middle of those numbers.

Stephen Strasburg Jersey injury update: Nationals starter headed to DL with right shoulder inflammation

Stephen Strasburg is headed to the disabled list.
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The 29-year-old starter is being placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation, according to a report from There is no timetable for his return.

Strasburg’s MRI confirmed inflammation in his Authentic Jarome Iginla Jersey right shoulder. Martinez did not offer a timetable but he will go to the DL

Of the 29 second-round picks who signed, 17 made the majors. That’s a drop down to 58.7 percent, and 11 of those 17 currently own a career rWAR of less than 2.0. Only two players — Charlie Blackmon (No. 72 overall, Rockies) and Tyler Chatwood (No. 74 overall) — have a double-digit rWAR.

Of the 33 third-round picks who signed, 18 made the majors (54.6 percent). As with the second round, the vast majority of those 18 players — 13 of them — compiled a career rWAR of 2.0 or lower. Craig Kimbrel, the No. 96 overall pick by the Braves, has had by far the best career of any of those third-rounders.

Mets fans everywhere are slapping their heads in frustration at the team’s injury woes this season. Mets on the DL now include Jeurys Familia, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Wilmer Flores, AJ Ramos and Juan Lagares.

Given all the injuries, Cabrera has been one of the team’s lone bright spots. He has 11 home runs this season and was slashing.285/.325/.502 entering the series finale against the Yankees.

The Rays — remember, they dropped the Devil from the name in November 2007 — would go on to the 2008 World Series, thanks largely to outstanding draft picks such as Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton, James Shields and Andy Sonnanstine, but they didn’t do themselves any longevity favors in 2008. As you see, only two of their 50 draft picks (27 signed, 23 didn’t) reached the majors, and one of those Kevin Fiala Jersey two was Tim Beckham, the No. 1 overall pick. We’ll start with the ugly.

The Rockies, Astros and Mariners only had three players reach the majors, but the Rockies landed Charlie Blackmon, the type of talent who alone nearly makes a draft successful. Jason Castro (11.3 rWAR) was the best of the Astros’ three, and Josh Fields (1.6 rWAR) has had the best career of Seattle’s picks, though he was traded to the Red Sox and then picked by the Astros in the Rule 5 draft before making his big-league debut.

Wojo: Patricia running Lions as tight-lipped ship

During Matt Patricia’s first mini-camp as Lions coach, we learned a lot. For instance, we learned the Lions are trying really hard to get better. Also, that last year is last year. Also, under intense questioning from reporters, several players revealed everyone is working diligently.

Patricia has emphasized conditioning and mistake-free drills, and at times made the offense and defense run sprints after unsatisfactory efforts. The post-practice routine was heavy on laps and sprints by the entire team.

That shouldn’t be a problem for NFL players, but after the reputation of Jim Caldwell as a players coach, there might be an adjustment. Just don’t expect anyone to explain it.

Matthew Stafford long ago perfected the art of speaking politely and plainly and revealing little. So if there is some sort of edict from the new regime — which wouldn’t be a surprise based on the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady model — Stafford has no trouble handling it.

I think we’re the best receiving corps in the league, in my opinion, already, wide receiver Josh Gordon said Tuesday. Just based off of talent alone. So you put in the playbook and guys that are hungry enough to go do it, and hopefully we can go out there and show and prove that. That’s just my opinion, but we’re not short on talent at the wide receiver position at all. Not at all.

Gordon is the marquee talent in the group, though he battled off-field issues and multiple suspensions for substance abuse. In 2013, he posted a breakout campaign, collecting 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons but returned last year to catch 18 passes for 335 yards and one score in five games.

I’ve never seen anybody like him, said No. 1 overall draft pick and new Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield of Gordon last week.

Cleveland also traded with the Miami Dolphins for slot receiver Jarvis Landry and later signed him to a five-year, $75 million extension. Gordon and Landry join third-year pro Corey Coleman, a former first-round pick who has flashed potential but has struggled to stay healthy.

Said Landry, when asked about Gordon’s opinion: He ain’t lying.

Why is Giants’ star Landon Collins Jersey urgent in his rehab? ‘We’re looking for accountability’

Landon Collins isn’t seeing red or green, just a chance to be back Johan Larsson Jersey on the field with the rest of Big Blue.
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Let’s explain: The Giants ‘ injured starting strong safety cast aside his red no-contact jersey for part of practice Monday, which marked the Graham Gano Womens Jersey seventh of 10 voluntary organized team activities.

Collins also is attacking his rehab from a second forearm surgery with a sense of urgency that shows he is prioritizing returning to the field above securing a long-term contract (green). If Collins is injured worse, he could hurt his value in an already low-paying safeties market.

It intensified when ex-Pat Cassius Marsh starting sniping at them from his new home in San Francisco (though, apparently, he wouldn’t have minded so much if he’d played more ). But you won’t hear anything like that out of Solder. They have high standards in what they demand out of people,he said. I never had any issues with the way they pushed us and the standards they had for us at all.

Luck has been out since Week 17 of the 2016 season. He had surgery on his throwing shoulder last offseason, and while the Colts maintained their optimism that he would be ready for the start of last season and/or at some point during last season, and are maintaining similar optimism ahead of the 2018 campaign, Luck is still not even throwing the football during Colts OTAs. At this point, the Colts’ optimism about Luck’s status or potential to get on the field seems fairly empty.

We’ve heard it all before and have no reason to believe he will play, unless and until he actually plays. It’d be better for the Colts, for the NFL, and for the fans if he does, of course, but it’s best to remain skeptical until we see him make some real progress in terms of his on-field capabilities.

I feel like they could’ve had some productive talks. You’re always looking to bring both sides together. Some positive could come out of a meeting like that. It’s sad that that doesn’t get to happen. It sucks to see something like that happen.

Closer Jeurys Familia Jersey latest Mets player to go on DL

Closer Jeurys Familia is the latest New York Mets player to get hurt.
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Familia was placed on the 10-day disabled list before Friday’s Subway Series opener against the Yankees because of a sore right shoulder. The move was retroactive to Thursday.

The money is on Maxwell, but look for Thorpe to at least entrench himself as the dime back over scheme-based addition Dontae Johnson, a former 49er. Coleman was a priority re-sign, but he is too effective in the slot to move. The door is also open for big rookie Tre Flowers to get a role soon should he develop quickly.

The Seahawks hope for better trends at safety. Brad Nortman Jersey Earl Thomas wants a new deal ahead of his free agency in 2019 and still could be traded. Chancellor wants to keep playing, but that won’t happen unless he’s cleared (neck) about a month before training camp.

The suspension of the 32-year-old left-hander was announced Thursday by the commissioner’s office. In addition, Chicago Cubs pitcher David Garner was banned for 100 games following a third violation for a drug of abuse. Garner, on the roster of Triple-A Iowa, was suspended for 50 games on March 23 after his second violation for a drug of abuse.

Abad was 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA in 48 games with the Red Sox last year, became a free agent, agreed to a minor league contract with Philadelphia and was released March 21. He is 8-27 with a 3.65 ERA with Houston (2010-12), Washington (2013), Oakland (2014-15), Minnesota (2016) and the Red Sox (2016-17).

Abad said he undertook an appeal and was clear with everything I consumed.

I would like to apologize to my teammates, staff, MLB, friends and family for my lack of judgement (sic), Abad said in a statement issued through his agent, Brian Mejia. I have never knowingly taken any substance Anthony Castonzo Youth Jersey to cheat the game in my 12 years of professional baseball.

Abad’s suspension is retroactive to the beginning of the minor league season, and he is eligible to play starting June 30.

Dolphins sign No. 11 overall pick Minkah Fitzpatrick Jersey

Now that the NFL’s offseason calendar has flipped to June, the Dolphins find themselves awash with salary-cap space tied to Ndamukong Suh ‘s February release.
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The first order of business is to reach deals with the 2018 draft class, starting with the No. 11 overall pick.

The Dolphins signed Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to a four-year, $16.4 million contract with a $10 million signing bonus, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.

Congress has long recognized the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events, the league added.

In a dissenting opinion to Monday’s ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticized the majority for wielding an ax to cut down [the law] instead of using a scalpel to trim the statute.

Another dissenter, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, had suggested during oral arguments in December that repealing the law could open the door to legalizing marijuana.

Gambling critics warned that legal Lauri Markkanen Jersey sports betting would likely lead to a surge in gambling addiction, with the state Catholic Conference saying it would destroy families and disproportionately affect the poor.

We have concerns when government looks to get money from people through vice, spokesman Dennis Proust said.

However, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman explains why Harper might not make it to the Bronx:

A teammate of Bryce Harper says he believes Harper wants to stay as a Washington National. And, considering agent Scott Boras’ history or working things but with the Nats (Jake Arrieta was a rare exception, as has been noted here in recent Jacoby Ellsbury Jersey weeks), don’t bet against it.