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Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger ‘leaning toward’ playing in 2017

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Ben Roethlisberger may have been bluffing about his retirement.

Game Mens Nellie Fox Jersey The Steelers’ franchise quarterback initially wouldn’t commit to returning for his 14th NFL season in 2017, but now appears to have had a change of heart.

I’m leaning towards it, Roethlisberger said Friday when asked about playing, via the Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter.

According to ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, Jeter was already incensed because he didn’t know he would be giving a joint interview with Rodriguez.

I actually learned, factually, that Jeter was beside himself angry at that interview he had to do with Alex Rodriguez, first and foremost, because nobody told him he’d have to be sitting there next to Alex Rodriguez, Le Batard said on his radio show.

Jeter and Rodriguez notoriously had a cool relationship after Rodriguez publicly asked whether Jeter had what it takes to lead a team. Since then they have been cordial, but not the warm and fuzzy friends they once were at the beginning of their careers.

At least the pair were on the same front in shutting Pisani down on their relationship and on other personal aspects of their lives.

Something like this doesn’t belong in sports, Walsh said, via CBS Boston. I wish we could find out who these people were or who this person was that says this. If they claim to be a sports fan, they’re not a sports fan–nothing but a racist.

Game Womens Ray Nitschke Jersey I’m upset about this, he continued. Certainly we don’t condone this type of behavior. The City of Boston, the Red Sox organization doesn’t condone this type of behavior. It’s an unfortunate incident, and it should not reflect the city, who we are as Boston.

No surprise that Cowboys are team to stop Jourdan Lewis’s draft slide

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Casey Hayward Game Jersey Seeing the Cowboys stop the draft slide of a player with character concerns is only slightly less surprising than, say, seeing the Bengals or the Raiders do the same.

Thus, it was the Cowboys — famous and infamous for owner Jerry Jones taking chances on questionable backgrounds — who took Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday, 92nd overall.

Lewis was a first-team Sporting News All-American last season, but was downgraded somewhat because of his size (5-10, although that was no obstacle on a memorable leaping interception against Wisconsin). Under normal circumstances, he likely would have gone a round earlier.

Authentic Brian Hoyer Jersey The Niners took the player they wanted anyway by choosing Solomon Thomas in the third overall pick and were then able to get a player who — according to Lynch — was in the top three on his board by moving back into the first round.

San Francisco sent pick No. 34 and one of their fourth-rounders (No. 111 overall) to the Seahawks to get back up to 31 to select Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster.

Thomas and Foster both fill needs on the 49ers’ defense. Stanford defensive end Thomas bolsters their interior pass rush while Foster provides both physicality and athleticism — the latter of which has been lacking due to Patrick Willis’ retirement and NaVorro Bowman’s injury troubles — at linebacker.

Lynch did not stop dealing on Day 2, trading away the third-rounder he received from the Bears to the Saints for a second-rounder next year and a seventh-round pick this year.

NFL Draft 2017: New Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky explains his ‘Go Packers’ tweet

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When signing him as a free agent from Tampa Bay, the Bears made Glennon the proverbial “offer he couldn’t refuse” with a three-year, $45 million contract that includes $18.5 guaranteed for this season. The problem: It will assuredly be Glennon’s only year in the windy city. His days as a starter are already numbered after Chicago chose North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick. The big question now is whether Glennon will help mentor Trubisky knowing it will accelerate his way out of what may be his best chance to prove he can become a quality starting QB, even if it isn’t with the Bears.

The Bears surprised everyone in the NFL Draft when they moved up a single spot from No. 3 overall to No. 2 overall and selected North Carolina product Mitchell Trubisky. Bears fans weren’t too thrilled about the addition of the quarterback, and a particular tweet of his didn’t ease their pain.

During the famous “Dez caught it” game between the Packers and Cowboys in 2015, Trubisky was rooting for Green Bay.

So what’s the deal with that tweet? He provided a brief explanation to the Chicago media shortly after being drafted.

“I was never a Packers fan,” he said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t know when that tweet is from. It was probably one specific game. I’m a Chicago Bear now, so none of that matters.”

Trubisky had another unfortunate tweet make the rounds Thursday night, which he eventually deleted. cubs_621

DeRozan scored just eight points on 0-of-8 shooting.

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The Jets needed a lot of help, and though they added one of the event’s top prospects in Jamal Adams, their decision to take another safety — Marcus Maye — in the second round left pundits confused. New York failed to add a quarterback, leaving them with a current passer depth chart of Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, and Josh McCown. That. Is. Grim.
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Eric Kendricks Limited Jersey A loss could have meant an end for the Raptors as we know them, since another first round exit (their third in four years together) would have meant yet another underachieving end to the season. Serge Ibaka is a free agent this summer, while Kyle Lowry will almost certainly exercise his player option and hit the market as well. Toronto — by adding Ibaka and P.J. Tucker at the deadline — seemed to have their most versatile unit yet and were coming off a career season from DeRozan. But they dropped Game 1 in Toronto and were waxed by the Bucks in Game 3, a game they didn’t even score 50 points in until the fourth quarter.

In that Game 3, DeRozan scored just eight points on 0-of-8 shooting. He owed this performance to the Raptors after that dismal showing, and he stepped up when they needed him. Perhaps a single game isn’t enough to make up for his poor showing in the previous one given he’s a franchise cornerstone who’s expected to carry the load, but without him in Game 4, these Raptors really would have been on the verge of extinction. Instead, Toronto lives to fight at least a couple more games, with the two teams tied at two games apiece with a home Game 5 coming up.

This first round struggle isn’t over, and it’s hardly a good sign for what would happen to Toronto if they make it past this round. But the Raptors had one thing on their mind in Game 4, and that was to win. They did that. Now they have one more thing on their mind, and that’s to finish off this series. It’s time to see if DeRozan can make sure the Raptors pull that off, too.

A smiling Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics back home tied with Bulls

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The series between the No. 1 seeded Celtics and the No. 8 seeded Bulls continues to be the strangest in the NBA playoffs. While the Bulls came out and won Game 1 and 2 in Boston, the Celtics turned right around and won Games 3 and 4 in Chicago. They say a series doesn’t start until a road team wins, but this series has no time for regular rules. The first team to win a game at home wins this series. This is Celtics-Bulls in 2017.

Westbrook also became the first player since the 1983-84 season to record three straight playoff triple-doubles. Magic Johnson, Fat Lever, Baron Davis, and Jason Kidd each recorded two straight in that time span.

In fact, Westbrook joined elite company. The only other player to post three consecutive playoff triple-doubles in NBA history was Wilt Chamberlain, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Westbrook, who was already staring eye-to-eye with the greats, is now a man among giants.
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It’s another notch in the Thunder guard’s historic season. Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s regular season triple-double record, picking up 42 while leading Oklahoma City to the sixth seed in the Western Conference. He joined Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, and also joined the Big O and Nate Tiny Archibald as the only players in history to average 30 points and 10 assists for a season.

Westbrook’s third straight playoff triple-double is just the icing on the cake, and he’ll need to be even better if the Thunder hope to upset the Rockets in the first round.

Blues vs. Predators 2017 live stream: Game time, TV schedule, and how to watch NHL playoffs online

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Game 1 of the Predators and Blues series proved that both Pekka Rinne and Jake Allen had come back to earth.

In Game 2? Vladimir Tarasenko stole the show. His goal with less than four minutes to go put the Predators on notice. St. Louis does have work to do, as the Blues went one-for-five on the power play, but the comeback was quite the energy boost.

Now that Rinne has cooled, the Predators will need to play a bit more defensively as the netminder allowed three goals on 20 Blues shots. Good news for Nashville? They’ll have the better matchups thanks to being back home for the next two games.

Yes, of course. Even with Vlad [Namestnikov], because we played against each other. Always discussing, with a smile, who won and how many we scored. A lot of good memories. This was the best time of our lives. You learned how to play hockey, how to keep discipline. Our coach Gennady Gennadyevich Kurdin really helped us. Without him, neither I, nor Gus [Gusev], nor Zhiga [Ozhiganov] would be where we are now.

Were you good at hockey from the beginning?

I always played with Gusev. I can’t say everything was good. There were some slumps or failures. But you can’t play all games at the same level. I didn’t have stability, as I have now. I used to get upset when couldn’t score, and the game was over for me. And now I’m thinking more like an adult. You couldn’t score now, but you will never know, what happens next time.

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I don’t like watching them, because they’re playing terrible hockey. I feel sorry for the guys who play there. I’m only happy for Igor Ozhiganov, that he made it to the first team.

it’s going to take time and effort to make him an NFL safety.

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“(Barnett) does not have elite burst, that explosiveness that you’d like to have in an edge-rusher,” he said in his Move the Sticks podcast. “I was around Terrell Suggs a little bit with the Ravens, who’s another guy that didn’t test all that well. But man, he was plenty fast enough when you got on the football field. I think you see some of those same things with Barnett. I don’t think he’s quite at that Suggs level, but I think he’s definitely got a chance to be a double-digit sack guy at the next level.”

One saving grace is his performance against SEC competition. Barnett had a penchant for starting slow with Tennessee, though he typically saved his best performances for key conference matchups — and the best offensive lines the Volunteers would face. While even an Alabama lineup is a far cry from an NFL one, it’s still encouraging.

He’ll have to refine his speed-rush technique while adding a few new wrinkles to compete with NFL offensive linemen. SB Nation’s Stephen White points out that a stronger inside move — whether that’s punching tackles back and working through the gap or developing a spin to redirect his momentum toward the pocket after his first two steps — would make him a nightmare for opposing blockers.

Any team hoping to add him to its secondary will do so knowing he’s an unfinished project; it’s going to take time and effort to make him an NFL safety.

If teams are looking for an uber-athletic project, Peppers may not even be the No. 1 choice. Connecticut’s Obi Melifonwu wowed scouts with a tremendous all-around performance at the combine, posting the event’s second-longest broad jump of all time, notching a near four-foot vertical leap, and running an even 4.40-second 40-yard dash. With four interceptions and 118 tackles last fall, he’s got better safety bonafides than the Michigan standout as well.

NFL draft order: How pick selection is decided

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Now that the NFL draft is here, there will be many questions as to how the process works. Let’s explain one of the most basic concepts of the draft: what determines the order.

Earl Campbell Mens Jersey It’s really quite simple — teams are slotted from No. 1 to No. 32 in the first round, depending on win-loss record from the previous year. The team with the worst record gets the top spot, while the Super Bowl champion and runner-up pick at No. 32 and 31, respectively.
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Buffalo ultimately balked at the cost of re-signing the player who looked like McCoy’s heir apparent in 2016. Only two tailbacks signed this offseason have inked a deal for more than the $6.4 million New England is offering. An average annual value of $3.2 million is a steep cost for a backup running back; for comparison, DeAngelo Williams averaged just $2 million per year to spell Le’Veon Bell with the Steelers.

It’s not the first time they lost a restricted free agent to their most dangerous rivals. The Patriots stole away wide receiver Chris Hogan on a three-year, $12 million deal when Buffalo refused to match their offer in 2016. The dynamic deep threat responded with the best season of his career, a 680-yard campaign in which he led the league in yards per reception at 17.9.

Like Hogan, Gillislee isn’t an all-around threat, but he does one thing really, really well. After adding the former Buffalo backup, he’ll give Tom Brady another offensive standout who can provide a home-run threat every time he touches the ball.

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.

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.

Joe Flacco Game Jersey Friday evening, Adams son was born, and shortly afterward, the Packers called him, letting him know that they were selecting him with the No. 93 overall pick in the NFL draft.

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.