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Cowboys legend Drew Pearson hilariously trolled Eagles fans like wrestling heel

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Former Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson had the honor of announcing Dallass second-round pick of the 2017 draft. Before he got down to business, he took the opportunity to troll Eagles fans.
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To be fair, Eagles fans started it. As they are prone to do, they booed Pearson when he took the podium. Pearson was unfazed.

He announced the Cowboys selection of cornerback Chidobe Awuzie like a seasoned wrestling heel. He name-dropped the entire Cowboys organization and referenced its success just to get Eagles fans riled up.

Game Rene Bourque Jersey Ohio State fans explain:

During his time at Ohio State, Samuel was the ultimate playmaker for Urban Meyer. The Brooklyn native began his career as a true freshman running back behind Ezekiel Elliott, where he averaged 6.6 yards per carry on Ohio States national championship squad.

As a sophomore, he was moved to a hybrid RB/WR role on a loaded roster, where he was unable to steal carries from the workhorse that was Elliott, or see much time with the barrage of future NFL talent that was on the perimeter.

With Braxton Miller out of the picture, Samuel was able to settle in at H-back, aka the Percy Harvin positionin Meyers offense. In that ultimate playmaking role, Samuel racked up 771 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, while compiling 865 yards and seven touchdowns on a team-leading 74 receptions. As one can see, the kid from Brooklyn was the ultimate Swiss-Army Knife for the Buckeyes.

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Montravius Adams was holding his newborn as he got his NFL draft call

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Gustav Nyquist Game Jersey Montravius Adams has a great case for having the best day on Friday.

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We all have our highs and lows. But its a safe bet that Friday will never be eclipsed as the best day in Adams life. The Saints arent particularly needy along the offensive line, but theres no doubt theres value here. Like Lattimore at the No. 11 pick, the Saints get a top talent who was expected to go earlier, but with Terron Armstead holding down the left side, hes likely a right tackle in New Orleans.

I mean, getting selected in the NFL draft and starting your pro career shortly after having your son being born? Thats pretty dang good. The Lions need linebackers, but with Reuben Foster and Zach Cunningham still on the board, this is underwhelming. Linebacker, in general, is a less-than-exciting pick for a franchise that could use a pass rusher other than Ezekiel Ansah.

The Chiefs have painfully avoided drafting quarterbacks forever and ¡ª surprise, surprise ¡ª they havent had strong quarterback play. Mahomes will have time to develop behind Alex Smith in 2017 and likely start in 2018, and a third-round pick plus a first-rounder in 2018 really isnt much to secure him. Chiefs fans should be happy.

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An emotional Isaiah Thomas received heartwarming welcome before 1st playoff game

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On Saturday, it was reported Isaiah Thomas’ sister, Chyna Thomas, passed away after a car accident in their home state of Washington. The All-Star guard insisted on playing in Game 1 of Celtics’ first-round matchup against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

He was welcomed onto the court by an emotional TD Garden crowd.

There was a bonus built into Harkless’ contract that would pay him $500,000 if his three-point shooting was above 35 percent on the season. Entering the final game he was sitting at 35.1. A single missed three would have pushed him below the threshold and had him finish the season at 34.8 percent. So he did what he had to, and didn’t attempt a shot.

It wasn’t just this game, either. Harkless didn’t attempt a single three in his final four games. By ensuring he finished with 35.1 percent from behind the line, Harkless earned a cool $500,000. You’ve got the respect the hustle. If you think this was a coincidence and Harkless just happened to not get a good look, well, think again.

Props to Harkless for pulling the “dinner’s on me” card and going to a Mexican restaurant. That’s a thrifty-ass way to pay the bill when every dish is like, $15 tops.

Naturally, people felt he did the right thing by passing up a three in a meaningless final regular season game.
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Patriots Tom Brady leads NFL in jersey sales for second straight season

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I dont know why, (fellow Seahawks RB Robert) Turbin said. But he told me, I want you to have this ball. Its for us. Its for the running backs, the group, a representation of how we go about our business on a daily basis. For whatever reason, that one particular touchdown meant a lot to him, and he wanted me to have it.
He gives extravagant gifts to teammates, although aside from a set of fancy watches, none have been reported:

Every year he takes care of the offensive line. And you hear about running backs taking care of the offensive line, but he goes well above and beyond. He does ridiculous things for the offensive line. I wont get too much into it because its his business.

He makes sure wallets he finds get returned to their owners (although the same name might’ve helped) Marshawn Lynch returns a wallet to a fellow Lynch.

Tom Brady had the best-selling jersey among all NFL players in 2016, the second straight season his Patriots No. 12 led the league in sales, SportsBusiness Daily reports (link requires subscription), citing figures from NFLShop.com.
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Bradys jersey was the top-seller in every state in the U.S. in the month of February, when he led New England to another Super Bowl title.

Brady was followed on the 2016 top-selling jersey list by a pair of Cowboys rookies — running back Ezekiel Elliott and QB Dak Prescott. In fact, four Cowboys players were in the top 10.

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LeBron James began the NBA Playoffs with 2 of the most obvious travels of his career

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LeBron James’ critics point out that he’s never called for seemingly obvious carries and travels. He’s had a pair of bad ones called against the Pacers in the opening round of the playoffs.

Luis Sardinas Youth Jersey This is why they teach you never to leave your feet unless you know where you’re throwing the ball.

Isaiah Crowell Youth Jersey Then in Game 2, James had another uh-oh when he tried to stand up off the ground with the ball in his hands.

Mary Thomas decided to run the marathon for charity. No, seriously! She definitely didn’t join that running club just because her hot coworker who totally flirts with her in the office casually mentioned he belonged to it. It was a complete coincidence that they both just happened to be at the early morning runs! It was also a complete coincidence that Mary stopped training for Boston the same day she realized her coworker had a girlfriend after she saw him making out with her before a 10 miler (relax, she donated the money she raised anyway, she’s not a monster).

You think Bahbarah O’Connell has 26.2 miles in her? Ah you high? The only time Bahbarah runs is to the bathroom between innings of a Sox game.

The Browns have another pick in the first round, however, thanks to the Eagles’ trade up to get Carson Wentz last year. That’s where Cleveland should start thinking about its next savior. The depth chart is currently comprised of second-year players Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan, along with Osweiler, who has $16 million guaranteed to him this season but could be cut soon. There’s a chance no QBs will be off the board by the No. 12 pick, which would mean the Browns will have their pick from the group. Do it, Cleveland.

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That’s hardly surprising

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Instead of chicken strips, I’ve substituted broth. It helps the mixing process. In addition, it’s important that we put in some traditional Japanese ingredients. Because nothing pairs with chocolate quite like:

Angel Pagan Jersey Ever try to roll your own candy cigarette as a child? Ever try and replace the powdered sugar on your best friend’s stick with Wasabi powder? And then that friend hates you throughout school and punches you and steals your lunch so you make your own out of vending machine Utz Cheese Balls, chocolate milk and lemonade mix?

Darius Rucker: and a testament to this team that has bought into everything Coach Martin is teaching and implementing in terms of what he wants them to do off the court. Defense wins championships,

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When free agency began, the top offensive linemen were gobbled up quickly, some to to record deals. That’s hardly surprising. Protecting the quarterback and establishing balance with an effective run game are keys to success in the NFL. This year, though, the priority on offensive linemen is a little different.

The overwhelming majority of “who’s going to the draft/who’s coming back” drama has yet to play out, and the annual transfer market will only start really heating up now. Basically, we still have a significant amount to learn before we have any real idea of what the landscape of the college hoops world is going to look like heading into the 2017-18 season.

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The Seahawks have struggled to stop the run in recent weeks

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The Chargers and Dolphins both got off to solid starts this season, but things have gone sour lately. San Diego has lost two straight games and has a difficult schedule remaining playing in the AFC West. San Diego is one of just two teams with a positive point differential and a losing record.

Miami is even more of a mess, combining on-the-field struggles with an off-the-field circus. The Dolphins have lost three straight, including last week to the previously-winless Buccaneers. Despite the issues on both sides, the winner of the game could be tied for the final wild card slot if the Jets lose.

Sunday’s game in Seattle is watchable for many reasons, but a lot of eyes will be on Percy Harvin. The former Minnesota wide receiver is expected to make his 2017 debut against his old team. Harvin may not play a lot, but if he’s anything close to his old form, he may only need a few snaps to make a major impact.

The Seahawks have struggled to stop the run in recent weeks, setting up an interesting matchup with Adrian Peterson. Seattle was better last week, but could risk being upset if they fail to slow Peterson. A home loss to 2-7 Minnesota could prove costly in Seattle quest for home-field advantage.

He stripped the house to the studs in a 1-11 Year Zero reset, but after two slightly unsatisfying 8-5 seasons, his Broncos broke through in 2017, and he was still around to lead it.

WMU went 9-0 against the MAC and 2-1 against the Big Ten in 2017. The Broncos knocked off Northwestern and Illinois on the road early, trounced Georgia Southern in what was supposed to be a mid-major showcase, and then laid waste to conference foes: 49-10 over CMU, 41-0 over Akron, 52-20 over Ball State, 38-0 over Buffalo, 55-35 over Toledo.
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North Carolina finds redemption in an imperfect championship game

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North Carolina played better on the first Monday of April in 2016 than it did on the first Monday of April in 2017. The game it was a part of 364 days before it knocked off Gonzaga inside University of Phoenix Stadium Monday night is destined to be remembered as one of college basketball’s all-time classics. Its most recent piece of performance art will never be held in such high-regard.
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It would make a lot of sense for the AAC to look to add another strong basketball program. Since Navy is only an AAC member for football (it competes in the Patriot League in other sports), AAC basketball only has 11 teams, an awkward number for scheduling.

Another strong program would help its overall RPI, potentially give the conference additional revenue-sharing from the NCAA tournament, and give UConn, a program that has been rumored to be considering leaving for the Big East, another reason to stay.
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On paper, it would make sense for Wichita State to consider being that program.

Under coach Gregg Marshall, the program has been one of the elite mid-majors, only to be consistently lowballed when it comes to seeding in March. The Shockers have won at least 25 games in each of the last eight years and have made the NCAAs a whopping six years in a row, even making a Final Four. Despite a 30-4 record, the Shockers are only a 10 seed this season.

Part of that might be because of the low RPI of the MVC. Games against programs like Drake and Bradley lower WSU’s computer profile. This season, according to TeamRankings, the MVC had the 12th-highest conference RPI, below the WCC and CAA. The AAC, which sent SMU and Cincinnati to the NCAA tournament, was seventh.

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Patriots vs. Panthers 2017 final score: Cam Newton leads Carolina to 24-20 win

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Cam Newton hit Ted Ginn for a go-ahead touchdown with 59 seconds to play and the Carolina Panthers knocked off New England, 24-20, on Monday Night Football.

David Johnson Authentic Jersey Facing a second-and-15 with a little more than a minute remaining, Newton fired a strike to Ginn, who broke a tackle and burst up the sideline and into the end zone. The catch was Ginn’s only reception of the game and just the third time Newton had thrown his way.
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Even with less than a minute to play, Tom Brady and the Patriots weren’t done yet.Referees initially threw a flag on the play, presumably for pass interference, but picked it up after a discussion and ruled there was no penalty on the play.

Had the referees ruled there was pass interference, New England would have had one untimed play from the 1-yard line. Instead, the Panthers defense held on by the thinnest of margins and Carolina walked away with the win.

The result came after Carolina’s defense controlled the first half and New England’s offense responded in the second half. After being shut out for the first 28:47 of the game, New England’s offense began to break through. The Patriots racked up yards, but came away with just three points in the first half. They started to turn yards into points in the second half, though. The Patriots scored on their first three possessions of the second half, taking a 20-17 lead with 6:36 to play.

Newton didn’t match Tom Brady pass for pass, but Newton was excellent, both as a passer and a runner. He made several huge plays with his legs, including a highlight-reel 24-yard run. New England mounted three long scoring drives, but Newton and the Panthers answered right back each time, with the game-winning drive culminating after Newton marched the Panthers 83 yards down the field to set up the go-ahead touchdown.

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