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NFL owners considering compromise on national anthem policy

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Game Womens Charles Johnson Jersey The report states the league is considering a compromise which would make standing for the national anthem a team-by-team rule. The owners will gather later this month in Atlanta to hash out some rules topics.

NFL owners may disagree on the topic, but it appears there will be more leniency next season.

All three should be in Cleveland for a while. Chubb is another between-the-tackles runner for the backfield rotation and another playmaker. Ward appears capable of being a solid NFL corner for a decade; he’s another piece to build around Myles Garrett, the Browns’ No. 1 pick in 2017. Ward also might help get Jabrill Peppers on Terrell Brandon Womens Jersey track in the latter’s second season.

But no pick is bigger than Mayfield, the centerpiece of the class. He’s enjoying it 鈥?Happy to be a Cleveland Brown 鈥?but he’s also dead-set on earning the respect.

Gregorius and Torres look down and begin to strut — slowly, and in one place. It’s elbow to opposing knee, and they do it four times. They finish by lifting both hand and pushing them to the right, as if they’re shoving their plates of food off a table.

They don’t have a name for it. They just do it whenever one of them does something good, which has been a lot lately.

The last time Gregorius and Torres danced was right after the Yankees beat the Angels, 2-1, at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.

They do it after every win and when the other scores or hits a home run. Which means they did it twice Friday, including after Torres homered in the seventh inning — his second RBI of the game — to give the Yankees the lead for good.

Obviously, what went on last year is distracting to anybody, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. I thought [Elliott] handled it really well, fought through it, came back and did a good job for us at the end of the year.

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Oracle Arena pays tribute to Santa Fe victims; Rockets discuss plans for Game 5

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Oracle Arena paid tribute to the victims of the Santa Fe High School tragedy with a moment of silence before Game 3 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.

The Rockets are discussing plans to honor the victims and families of Friday’s school shooting, which happened about 35 miles south of Houston.

They are expected to do something for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors at Toyota Center, which is the first time they will have a home game since the shootings.

“Hopefully our team and our organization, I’m sure we’re going to try to do things to try to help those families that are affected to give them those bright spots in times like this.”

“He looked outstanding today,” Wilks said, via Mike Jurecki on Twitter. “It’s good to have him back out there just flying around. The things that he’s doing right now is pretty exciting.”

As Wilks said, you can’t make too much out of what goes on in May but a little excitement is understandable given Johnson’s importance to Arizona’s chances and the long stretch they went without seeing him on the field.

The networks have a clear interest in developing and implementing such technologies ASAP, given that new broadcast contracts will become effective in 2022 (for Monday Night Football) and 2023 (for all other packages). Having the ability to deliver images with immediacy will lay the foundation for the placement of bets between whistle and snap, resulting in more people watching, more people betting, and everyone making more money.

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Terry Rozier says Celtics got needed wake-up call in Game 3

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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier believes his team got a much-needed wake-up call during Saturday’s lopsided Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.
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The Cavaliers jumped on Boston early en route to a 116-86 triumph that narrowed the Celtics’ series lead to 2-1. Rozier hinted that the Celtics might Vince Dunn Womens Jersey have gotten a little too content after taking the first two games of the series in Boston.

In a make-or-miss postseason, Cleveland’s shots finally went down, as LeBron James notched 12 assists and the Cavs went 17-of-34 from the 3-point line to claim their first win of the Eastern Conference finals.

We needed to get our butts whooped, he said. Come back to reality and take care of business on Monday.

Stevens noted how Boston settled for a lot of low-percentage pull-up jumpers instead of working to either get to the basket or generate quality perimeter looks through ball movement.

Jaylen Brown said the Cavaliers put an emphasis on preventing him from setting the tone offensively for Boston by denying him the ball early. Brown got in early foul trouble, which further hindered a Celtics defense that watched LeBron James get his points (27 for the night) and play facilitator (nine assists over 32 minutes).

Elite Mens Indianapolis Colts Jersey The team’s in good spirits, Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. We’re disappointed we didn’t win last night, but we’re right in the middle of a great series, and we feel good about our prospects going forward. We know we have a lot of things to clean up.

We’ve been down this road before many times. We’re excited to be here.

Authentic Womens Malcolm Jenkins Jersey Golden State was outscored 25-12 in the final frame Tuesday. During the quarter prior to that, the Warriors had erupted for 34 points and appeared to be on the verge of taking a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Most definitely a missed opportunity to go up 3-1, and we were up 12 [in the fourth quarter], forward Kevin Durant said. Definitely a missed opportunity, but we have another opportunity tomorrow to turn the series back, and it’s an exciting time for us to see what that’s about.

On top of coughing up such an important game, the Warriors’ NBA-record postseason winning streak at home was snapped at 16 games.

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Ranking every 2017 NFL first-round pick based on projected playing time

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You can’t win if you don’t play. That rule applies to many situations, but it really hits home for NFL draft picks, as they can’t prove their worth to their teams if they are not on the field.
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So which players are the most likely to be given the opportunity to showcase their value by getting a high percentage of on-field snaps in the 2017 season?

No Browns safety last season tallied a snap rate higher than 48 percent. That will change with Peppers, but his true snap ceiling comes after factoring in his potential snaps as a punt returner, kickoff returner and gadget-play specialist on offense. Add those in and Peppers could be on the field more than any other player on this list.

New coach Steve Wilks addressed the issue on Friday’s edition of Rookie Camp Live, telling NFL Network’s Omar Milwaukee Brewers Youth jersey Ruiz that Bradford is atop the depth chart but Rosen can win the job.

We’re pushing everybody to start, Wilks explained. I’ve stated this several times: Sam Bradford is our starter. We gotta go out there with 11 guys and Sam’s going to be the first guy out there. But everybody’s fighting for a position, so I’m not going to hold [Rosen] back at all.

I want guys competing, I want guys fighting for a starting job. Whoever ends up winning the position, that’s who’s going to end up playing.

Although Bradford’s reputation has taken a hit via the incessant injury bug, he’s been one of the most accurate — and overlooked — quarterbacks in the league as an intermittent starter.

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Supreme Court’s ruling on sports betting is a game changer for American sports

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The floodgates are open now. You want to place a bet on the聽 Giants to win the Super Bowl ? You’ll be able to do so legally, in a matter of weeks, at a shiny new sports book at Monmouth Park.聽
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But this聽isn’t going to stop there. You can, ahem, bet on that.聽

Soon, you won’t have to make that drive to a racetrack or a casino — you’ll be able to Jordan Crawford Womens Jersey visit a betting parlor in a shopping mall near your hometown. And, maybe sooner still, even that short trip will be unnecessary.

The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make, Justice Samuel Alito, a New Jersey native, said in the opinion. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.聽

New Jersey is ready to be the first to act.聽 Monmouth Park hopes to be operational in time for the NBA Finals, a much needed boost for its bottom line. Lesniak promised that he’d be first on line when the racetrack’s sports book opens and a new era in American sports begins.聽

It will all seem crazy at first, but soon, it will become the new normal. And, yes, you can bet on that.聽

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PASPA was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1992 and went into effect in January 1993. Nevada 鈥?the only state at the time the bill became law that had widespread state-sponsored sports bettors 鈥?and three other states with more limited betting (Oregon, Delaware and Montana) were grandfathered in.聽

PASPA didn’t outlaw sports betting because that was already illegal. Rather, PASPA banned states 鈥?outside those given exemptions 鈥?from regulating (and taxing) sports betting.聽

Despite PASPA’s existence, the American Gaming Association (AGA) estimates at least $150 billion a year is gambled on sports in the U.S. and 97% of that amount was bet illegally.聽

With PASPA stricken down, states now can establish their own regulated聽sports betting.聽

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Texans sign K.J. Malone, whose dad was good at basketball

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If you’re of a certain age, you’ll recall Karl Malone being the unstoppable power forward in the NBA.

If you’re of that age, this story will make you feel old.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed undrafted free agent tackle K.J. Malone from LSU.

K.J. nearly skipped his final year of football at LSU to enter law enforcement, but is apparently ready to delay those plans a bit.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on Wednesday revealed the injured linebacker won’t play in 2018 but there will be some sort of designation for him so he can still remain a part of the team.

“Ryan Shazier won’t play in 2018. He knows that. We know that,” Colbert told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Shazier is still recovering from a serious spinal injury suffered in a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals that required spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6. He was released from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute earlier this month.

Shazier, 25, will enter the fifth year on his initial contract next season. After earning $9.56 million over his first NFL seasons, the two-time Pro Bowler will count $8.7 million against the Steelers’ salary cap after the team exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie contract last year.

Bass appeared in 15 games last season – 13 with the Jets and two with the Seattle Seahawks – recording a career-high 3.5 sacks and 26 total tackles. Bass is getting set to enter his sixth season and has spent time with the Jets, Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears.

Meanwhile, the Jets still have 12 receivers on the roster following the release of Marshall, Natson and Stringfellow.

This implies that he has moments where he’s not happy. Even if Brady’s effort to take the fifth was a joke (and it possibly was), he should have made it very clear that he was joking — especially since he didn’t ultimately answer the question regarding whether he feels appreciated with something like, “Yes, they appreciate me. They pay me great money to do something I’d do for free. They give me everything I need to be successful.”

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Moving to Oakland should provide him a better opportunity to earn slot snaps.

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I did everything I could, Switzer told Walker. I was one of those ‘get there early, stay late’ [players]. You know I had great practices. When I got my opportunity at the end of the year against Philly, I produced. I never really knew what they were going to do with [Beasley] and I.
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Given the series of moves that led to his exit from Dallas, Switzer’s assumption that they wanted him to be a scat-back to fill the Dunbar role makes sense. After adding Austin, Switzer became redundant at two positions.

The story of this season in college football — and this draft — will be the Clemson defensive line. They have FOUR players going in the first round of this mock, and I might have them too low based on just how much talent the group has. They could run the table and end up having all of them go in the first half of the first round. 1. Cleveland Browns Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State: If the younger brother of Chargers star Joey Bosa takes another step in 2018, the Browns will be hard pressed to pass on another edge rusher near the top of the draft. (I also don’t think they’ll pick here for the third-straight year.)

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The 27-year-old had been up and down during his five-year career with the Broncos. He earned a Pro Bowl appearance Nolan Arenado Womens Jersey in 2014 thanks to a big second half of the season, while his effort was key in 2015 during a run to the Super Bowl title.

Unfortunately, he failed to maintain a starting role and couldn’t top 1,000 yards in a season until 2017. The good news is last year was his most productive, finishing with 1,007 rushing yards plus 224 through the air.

Anderson also played all 16 games for the first time in his career.

He will hope to keep this momentum for a squad that needed more depth in the backfield.

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Ex-Cowboy Sherman Williams gets his Alabama degree after 14 years in prison

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Sherman Williams was an All-SEC running back who helped Alabama win a national championship, and the Cowboys chose him in the second round of the 1995 NFL draft. But things didn’t go according to plan from there.
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Williams was a disappointment in the NFL, never gaining even 500 yards in a season, and after the Cowboys cut him he was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and passing counterfeit currency, and he spent 14 years in prison. But after Williams was released in 2014, he went back to Alabama, and this weekend he got his degree.

My message to the kids is always work hard, hard work pays off, and anything you set your mind to do you can do it, Williams told the Tuscaloosa News. Have passion at it, work hard at it, have the discipline and determination and it will come through for you.

The Kevin Fiala Womens Jersey two teams falling from the top 10 in this week’s shake-up were the Cubs and Twins, both expected to be in the running for the postseason picture and both struggling to string wins together to break out beyond .500. The Twins also suffered the indignity of tying for the week’s biggest fall, dropping five slots. The team that joined them? The Orioles, who seem to be picking up steam as they dig deeply into the AL East basement, fueling early-season speculation that Manny Machado’s days in Baltimore will run out long before the regular season does.

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Mike is a really big addition, Williams said. Obviously, I think a new scheme and look to this defense is what we really needed. To bring him in, a guy whose defense has performed at a high level pretty much everywhere he has went. . . . From the Jets to Baltimore, even in Cleveland we had a really great defense.

Williams spent 2015 in Cleveland with Pettine, and Williams spent 2017 with Arizona. He has since returned to the Packers. And now the question is whether the Packers will return to greatness with a new defense.

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Packers sign J.K. Scott, Hunter Bradley

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The Packers released punter Justin Vogel on Friday in a move that came as no surprise after they drafted a punter in the fifth round of the draft last week.
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They got that new punter鈥檚 contract done on Friday as well. The team announced that J.K. Scott has agreed to a four-year deal with the team.

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The Seahawks will think about offensive line but instead go after Richard Sherman’s replacement in another big, rangy corner who fits their zone coverage concepts. Jackson has seen his stock rise to the point where he’s firmly planted in the middle of the first round after Ward.

With the draft bringing in reinforcements, he was deemed surplus to requirements.

The team announced Franklin had been released, and that undrafted rookie Sean Welsh from Iowa had been brought in to fill the roster spot.

Franklin was signed last October, as left tackle Trent Williams was battling knee problems and other injuries cropped up. Washington used a third-round pick on tackle Geron Christian, and maintained depth on their line.

Initially a second-round pick of the Broncos, Franklin signed a five-year contract with the Chargers in 2015 but lasted just two years there.
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Joe Namath Defends Kaepernick ‘He’s Good Enough to Be Signed!’

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Colin Kaepernick is now getting support (sorta) from one of the greatest QBs of all time with Joe Namath saying the guy DESERVES to be on an NFL roster.

Broadway Joe appeared on Varney & Co. on FOX Business and went to bat for Kaep and Eric Reid who have both filed grievances against the NFL claiming they’ve been blackballed for kneeling.

Wide receiver: Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell are all coming off injury-marred seasons. The shot on Matthews in the slot helps restore some depth with Amendola and Cooks gone, but the Patriots should look to add a pass-catcher who can make big plays at either wideout or tight end.

That didn’t mean teams didn’t sniff around about the All-Pro safety. Seahawks general manager John Schneider said after the draft a number of clubs called about Thomas, and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Cowboys balked at giving up a second-round pick for the safety.

With those talks falling through, Schneider reiterated Thursday on 710 ESPN Seattle that he believes Thomas wants to be part of the Seahawks organization.

Shepley’s play has him ranked as one of the CFL’s top prospects but he has his sights set even higher — to potentially make an NFL roster.

Ryan, who will turn 33 on May 17, was entering the final year of a five-year, $103.75 million extension he signed in July 2013.

Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins set the previous record for average annual salary ($28 million), followed by San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million) and Detroit’s Matthew Stafford ($27 million).

In order to make it work, the Packers need to draft a potential outside upgrade from Geromino Allison and DeAngelo Yancey to start opposite Adams. As good as Nelson had been in the slot of late, Cobb is the more traditional impact player at the position. The chemistry with Rodgers is there, too, and the Packers wisely figured Cobb could be the better producer for them in the short term.

Cobb is the final year of his contract with a chance to prove he remains a vital cog in Green Bay’s passing game. The one-time Pro Bowler will take advantage of it.

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