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Ex-Pro Bowler shook off tasing, tackled cop in scary arrest

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All 6-foot-5, 325 pounds of Branden Albert was angry after police turned a Taser on him.
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Game Mens Jon Bostic Jersey The longtime left tackle, who hasn’t played since 2016 and is a free agent, was arrested Wednesday in Atlanta, according to online records, after an incident in a jewelry store that turned violent.

Rosen, a projected first-round pick in April’s draft, has drawn concern from interested teams because he’s not afraid to speak his mind. The UCLA standout once wore a F锟紺k Trump hat on a Trump golf course, an image that he Instagrammed. He caused a stir in August when he criticized the NCAA for believing Division I football players can succeed in school on their busy schedules. Rosen’s intellectual inquiries have led to questions about Hroniss Grasu Womens Jersey his passion for football.

I don’t know why [scouts] say things like that. Because I speak about things other than football? Rosen said last year, as part of a Bleacher Report profile. Come on. I want to play 15 years in the NFL. I want to be great. I want my team to be great, to win championships.

He began his career with Washington in 2010 and spent 2016 with the Bears and 2017 with the 49ers. Paulsen has 82 career catches for 816 yards and six touchdowns.

But figuring out how to do it, Mara admitted, is harder than it sounds.

We’re going to try, he said. It’s easy to say the rule has got to be changed, but coming up with the right language is a challenge.

Game Cliff Avril Jersey The committee hopes to eliminate the source of the controversy — a requirement to maintain control of the ball throughout the process of going to the ground — while avoiding new pitfalls. Some people with deep experience in this long-running conundrum are skeptical it can be done, even as Goodell pushes for a proposal to present to owners during the March 25-28 league meetings.

The first rule, said former competition committee member Bill Polian, is ‘do no harm.’

So what next? Let’s examine where the committee appears likely to land, then we’ll consider the potential flaws and present a few more radical ideas. Let’s do this!

Hold up. What exactly is the problem here?

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Why the WR-needy Ravens cut ties with Jeremy Maclin after just 1 season

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When the Kansas City Chiefs released Jeremy Maclin last offseason, the Baltimore Ravens quickly took a flier on the seasoned veteran by signing him to a two-year deal. Unfortunately for the Ravens, they didn’t receive much return on their investment.

In 2012, the former Finals MVP and Chicago native was fresh off of his second NBA championship, but he was leaving the familiarity of Jordan Brand for a company nearly 8,000 miles away from Miami. He had seen the brand’s founder and namesake, Li Ning, light the Olympic torch in the same city just four years earlier during the 2008 Summer Games, and here he was, alongside China’s celebrated former Olympic gymnast to announce his new 10-year endorsement deal.

Virtually all of those moves were disasters.

They traded Jay Ajayi in midseason under the pretense of fixing their team culture and subsequently went 2-7 while Ajayi went on to win the Super Bowl with the Eagles.

Austin was set to have an $8-million cap hit in 2018 with a base salary of $3 million and $5 million guaranteed. He’s restructured his deal so that the $3-million base salary becomes incentive-based and his cap hit is reduced to $5 million, reports Bonsignore.

“I know there are a lot of pitching staffs out there excited about what they have, but as far as our depth — one through seven, eight, nine, even 10 guys — we’re going to have three or four guys in Triple-A who could be starting in the big leagues somewhere for somebody,” Archer told reporters, via ESPN.

“We don’t have to be anything more than what we are. But we have to produce, just like on the position-player side — offense, defense, everybody has to be clicking,” Archer said. “We talk about that every year, but pitching is our strong suit, and we need to take full advantage of it.”

There will be other teams who would disagree with Archer’s assessment. The Astros feature a rotation with two Cy Young winners and a Cy Young contender; the Red Sox have two of the best lefties in all of baseball and another Cy Young winner as well; and the Dodgers and Nationals both expect to be great too.

“I say this every year, because we always have a special organization when it comes to arms, but I’m willing to put it up against everybody in the league,” Archer said. “And in order for us to back it up, we have to produce. I think everybody in here is capable of doing that.”patriots_018

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MLB free agency rumors: J.D. Martinez fed up with Red Sox’s inflexibility

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It would be hard to believe J.D. Martinez is done entertaining the Red Sox in the free-agent market, but he is apparently telling people he is fed up with their inflexibility.
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According to The Athletic, Martinez has both told people he is willing to hold out for his price and he is tired of waiting on the Red Sox, who have stuck to their reported $125 million offer they gave him earlier in the offseason.

MLB The Show 18 for PlayStation 4 will release March 23 for those who pre-order from select retailers (PlayStation Store, Gamestop, Best Buy, Target, Walmart) and March 27 from everywhere else. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is featured on the cover.

Through his first five games last season, Nelson produced 19 catches for 210 yards and a whopping six touchdowns, which was an unsustainable ratio.

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The noticeable thing is that Nelson averaged just 7.1 yards per reception after the Rodgers injury, which is virtually impossible for a wide receiver.

Over the full season, Nelson averaged 9.1 yards per catch and 2.5 yards after catch.

Out of 74 qualifying wideouts, Nelson was 72nd in the former category and 71st in the latter.

Overall, Nelson’s yards per catch fell by 3.9 yards, from 13.0 in 2016 to 9.1 last season.

It’s an intriguing situation as Martinez may be worth more than $125 million, but there simply isn’t a market out there this winter to pay him more.

Martinez’s agent, Scott Boras, is saying the price for his client is seven years and $210 million after he hit .303 with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs in 2017.

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NFL free agency rumors: WR Danny Amendola staying in AFC East, signing with Dolphins

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Wide receiver Danny Amendola thrived with Tom Brady and the Patriots. Now he’ll try to do the same nearly 1,500 miles south down I-95.
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Mens A. J. Pollock Jersey According to NFL Media, Amendola will sign with the Dolphins when the new league year begins Wednesday.

Danny Amendola is staying in the AFC East… expected to sign with Miami Dolphins per source.

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Those numbers are in no way comparable to those of the players mentioned above. Sherman on his base contract will earn $18.1 million; perhaps as low as $13.1 million if hurt both years. Revis and Asomugha earned $33 million and $21 million, respectively, regardless of injury or performance. And millions more were guaranteed at signing in those cases. The maximum Shermanearn if he plays at a high level is $26.1 million. In 2011, Asomugha walked away knowing he would get $25 million. Revis in 2015 knew he was getting $39 million.

Perhaps Sherman rushing into this contract without taking visits with others teams was a mistake. He would have had the chance to receive more offers and probably would have been able to reduce the per-game bonus aspect of the contract while increasing the two-year compensation.

As things stand, the 49ers have a chance to benefit by signing a contract that at best is a bit over market this year. In exchange, they have a player under contract well below what the market would have dictated in free agency next season.

Sherman’s contract is very low-risk for the 49ers. They should be happy they got it finalized.

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How Rashaan Evans wants to stand out as the latest star Bama linebacker in the NFL

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The list of Bama linebackers to get drafted after playing for Nick Saban is long: Rolando McClain, Courtney Upshaw, Dont’a Hightower, C.J. Mosley, Reggie Ragland, Ryan Anderson, and Reuben Foster have all been top-two-round picks. So was Mark Barron, drafted seventh overall as a defensive back in 2012 but who is for all intents and purposes a linebacker.

Chubb was just being Chubb, so we just let him do his thing, former Wolfpack defensive end Kentavious Street said.

Chubb didn’t try to take his own teammates’ towels, which likely boosted his support.
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No, he knew better than that, tackle B.J. Hill said. I ran the D line, so he knew better.

Before even diving into the film, it’s worth noting how the numbers might help paint the portrait of a future NBA player. According to KenPom’s comparisons, which match players across time based on size and advanced statistics, the Dan Hamhuis Authentic Jersey 19-year-old’s freshman season lines up alongside current pros Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday as well as top-20 prospect De’Anthony Melton. His raw box score stats also yield promising results.

Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 12.1 points, 4.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals per contest this season. A collection of similarly productive freshmen 锟斤拷 34 in total 锟斤拷 from the last 25 seasons features all-timers like Allen Iverson, Chris Paul and Jason Kidd; talented youngsters like Dejounte Murray, Dennis Smith Jr. and Lonzo Ball; and a smattering of other pros, including Mike Bibby, Marcus Smart and Rodney Stuckey.

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Gordon Hayward injury update: Video shows Celtics F draining shots in empty gym

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First it was GM Danny Ainge sharing a picture of Gordon Hayward without a walking boot that sent Celtics fans into a tizzy. Now it’s Hayward’s wife captivating Boston with her latest Instagram post.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller, and Maddie Rooney stuffed the Canadians to wrap up a 3-2 victory over archrival Canada.

“Maddie played like she’s been on the team for 10 years. So calm. Composed. Confident back there. I looked at her before the shootout. She had her helmet up and was having water. Huge smile on her face,” says Duggan, a forward. “In a moment like that, for a 20-year-old kid to play the way she did? So proud of her.”

That confidence has been honed since Rooney was 9 years old, when she made the switch from skater to goalie. She played with and against boys’ teams throughout her youth and high school careers in Andover, Minnesota.

A crushing home loss to the Thunder in which the Cavs allowed 148 points showed that things are unraveling in Cleveland. If the Cavs can get a win on the road against the Spurs, who stand third in the West, it might show that LeBron James and Company can pull it all together by the playoffs. Either way, this game should generate plenty of storylines.

The Rockets’ win over the Warriors in Houston on Saturday showed the team’s defensive ability combined with the scoring burst from star guards James Harden and Chris Paul. They will face the Pelicans’ loaded frontcourt, with Anthony Davis averaging 29.1 points and 11.9 rebounds per game in the month of January.

Mrazek has allowed 19 goals while losing the last four games. … Philadelphia F Wayne Simmonds returned after missing seven games due to a lower-body injury. D Andrew MacDonald also was back on the ice after sitting out Sunday’s 4-1 loss at Florida due to an upper-body injury. … Pittsburgh RW Bryan Rust (upper body) didn’t return after being checked by Robert Hagg with 11:32 left in the first period, and C Dominik Simon (lower body) didn’t play after getting hurt in the second period. Sullivan said both would be re-evaluated Thursday.

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NBA wrap: Rockets move to 21-1 with Harden, Paul, Capela trio on the court

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With Chris Paul and James Harden in the same backcourt the Rockets are one of the toughest teams to beat in basketball with a 37-13 record, but when those two guards are playing with center Clint Capela, they’re almost unbeatable.
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Houston dropped the Spurs 102-91 on the road Thursday and they are now 21-1 with Harden, Paul and Capela in the lineup. Capela (13 points, 14 rebounds) and Harden (28 points, 11 assists) both posted double-doubles in the win while Paul scored 10.

Get John Wall re-integrated. The Wizards were expected to collapse when Wall underwent knee surgery at the end of January, with his return scheduled to come as late as the end of March. Instead, they’ve won eight of 10, altering their offense to get more players involved. But when Wall gets back, the Wizards will have to adjust for his style of play without entirely giving up the progress they’ve made offensively in his absence.

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Cuban complained in 2010 about the production of Mavs games, according to an email obtained by SI, saying, Who exactly calls for the replays? You tell that person they are about to lose their job if they don’t figure Womens Ja’Wuan James Jersey it out. An owner who pays attention to details down to the instant replays during game broadcasts should know about — and act upon — the consistently improper behavior of the team president, especially when that person is referred to as Cuban’s right-hand man.

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But Cuban still hasn’t adequately addressed how all of this could have occurred under his typically watchful eye — and his reputation shows he has been watching intently. A significant part of the upcoming investigation should cover what Cuban did and didn’t know because his defense simply isn’t adding up.

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I’m not going to say that I want to cut back my minutes, but when I have an opportunity [to rest], I will, Butler said.

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To understand just how big a difference the 28-year-old has made with his new team, it’s important to look deeper.
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Everybody, when they talk about Jimmy, they see the numbers and everything he does on the court, but he does so much off the court, Timberwolves veteran guard Jamal Crawford said. And I think that’s even more difficult, to be honest with you, because you have to be a leader of not just a team but a franchise, a city, and get everybody on the same page and everybody pulling in the same direction. He does so many little things behind the scenes that people don’t talk about, and we’ll miss that. We’ll miss that tremendously.

There are plenty of good fits to improve the interior. The Titans’ Josh Kline, the Jaguars’ Patrick Omameh and the Chiefs’ Zach Fulton top the ideal, reasonable free-agent list. Should the Jets not go QB, RB or defense with No. 6 overall, Notre Dame guard Quinton Nelson would be a can’t-miss pick as an exceptional pulling athlete. A little later, Georgia’s Isaiah Wynn and Arkansas’ Frank Ragnow have appeal because of their pro-position versatility. Auburn’s Braden Smith (guard) and Alabama’s Bradley Bozeman (center) are more position-specific targets.

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April’s draft is loaded with quarterback talent in USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield but Gettleman’s multiple endorsements of Eli Manning and the team’s needs elsewhere could provoke Gettleman to trading down and acquiring multiple draft picks.
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Gettleman also elaborated on the No. 2 pick saying the team would not trade the selection if there was someone they viewed as a Hall of Fame player available.

That player could be Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, who is viewed as one of the best players in the draft and a player in a position of need for the Giants.

Recently, no running back has been selected higher than No. 4 overall since the Browns took Trent Richardson third in 2012. With the gluttony of QBs in the draft worthy of a top pick, and about half the league trying to find their future franchise signal-caller, it may be prudent to trade down.

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Perry declined to comment on the extension when asked about it Wednesday.

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We hadn’t talked about that prior to this injury and we won’t get into that now about him, Perry said. He is obviously a very important member of this basketball team and this organization and part of this New York community. And we’ll deal with at that appropriate time.
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In addition to decisions about trades, draft picks and Porzingis’ extension, Perry and team president Steve Mills will evaluate Hornacek at the end of the season. When asked about it on Wednesday, Perry said he had no plans to make a coaching change in-season.

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His 56.3 career completion rate is a cause for concern for some in the NFL, given that quarterbacks often have a difficult time substantially improving that statistic when they face more man-to-man coverage in the NFL with smaller throwing windows.

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Ballard and new coach Frank Reich said they are working under the impression that Luck will be with the Colts when they start offseason workouts the week of April 2. Luck, who had right shoulder surgery in January 2017 and missed all of last season, still has not thrown a football, but Ballard hopes the quarterback will be throwing within the next couple of months.

A second-round pick as an add-in doesn’t seem outlandish. The prospect must be a legitimate one who can make the roster in the next two seasons — I’m talking a top-two prospect in a team’s farm system — and maybe it’s two prospects. The roster player better be ready to play right away, because we all know the Senators are going to need all the help they can get if they lose a player like Karlsson.
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Super Bowl 2018: Odds, point spread, and over/under for Eagles vs. Patriots

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Editor’s update No. 2: Wow, that was a heck of a game. The Eagles stunned the Patriots, winning by a final score of 41-33. The point spread had the Patriots as 4.5-point favorites, but instead, the Eagles won this game outright. They were at +176 on the moneyline, and I imagine plenty of Philly fans were betting on that. A lot of money came in on the Eagles early in the Super Bowl week, so it is safe to say Las Vegas was not pleased with this outcome.

Davis and Cousins were on pace to become the first teammates ever to each average 25 points and 10 rebounds per game when Cousins went down with the season-ending injury on Jan. 26. The Pelicans were sixth in the West at that point and climbing in the standings. Cousins was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. According to ESPN Stats & Information, over the past 50 seasons, only four players averaged those numbers for an entire season — and all four were named MVP.

The highest-rated Super Bowl of the past decade featured the Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49. That game finished with a 47.5 rating and an average of 114.4 million viewers. Ratings have declined each of the last three years, with this year’s down three years after slight increases each of the previous two seasons.

There are many theories and guesses as to why the NFL’s ratings are going down, some more valid than others. But even if fans are tuning out of the regular season and playoffs, the Super Bowl remains the one event guaranteed to do huge numbers. That was true once again in 2018, even with the slight decline.

Ahead of her anthem, per usual, people were betting on her singing it for over two minutes, -150, and under two minutes, +110. You could even bet on her hair color, or if she’d be airborne!

Pederson also said that there’s a reason he’s kind of a hardass coach. It’s because this is the payoff.

You guys get on me a lot about dress code and practice and doing things. Well, guess what? It’s for this moment right here. For this moment, Pederson said. It’s the discipline that it takes to win this game.

For casual football fans who just want to enjoy the game while hopefully making a quick buck in the process, squares should scratch that itch just fine.

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