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The reigning National League MVP now plays for the Yankees and will share an outfield with Aaron Judge, who reminds Stanton of himself.
We’re pretty much identical in terms of levers, how people pitch us, what it’s like when we step into the box, Stanton told reporters Friday, via MLB.com. That knowledge of both of us is going to be huge. He’s younger to the league, I’ve seen it a few more years than he has.
The Falcons did improve from 28th to 20th in rush defense DVOA, which is where Poe was supposed to help.
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The Chiefs’ defense was 9.6 points above average with Poe on the field for 320 snaps and minus-2.2 points below average with Poe off of it for the other 82 running plays.
Poe is essentially the same player he was a year ago, which is why it’s a bit of a surprise that the Panthers felt the need to offer him a three-year, $27 million deal.
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The Venezuelan native slashed .301/.353/.392 in his first season last year with Double-A Trenton.
Estrada is the second Venezuelan baseball player in recent weeks to be affected by the unstable conditions in that country. Pirates catcher Elias Diaz’s mother was kidnapped from her home by armed men on Feb. 8. Authorities rescued Ana Isabel Soto three days later, and have arrested five police officers in connection with the case.
He missed big chunks of the 2015 and 2016 seasons with knee injuries.
If the Lions were looking for a little more bulk and durability, Isaiah Crowell would be an option,The 225-pound Crowell has spent his entire career in relative obscurity while playing for the Browns, but he’s quietly put together a solid resume.
The Chiefs and wide receiver Sammy Watkins have agreed to terms John Simon Authentic Jersey on a contract that should be signed tomorrow, according to multiple reports.
According to ESPN.com, the three-year deal is worth $16 million a year, with $30 million guaranteed.
The Texans will hope center Nick Martin bounces back in his third season and right guard Jeff Allen isn’t forced to move outside again. But right tackle Derek Newton faces an uncertain future because of multiple patella injuries.
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Houston can figure out one half of the tackle equation in free agency. Of the two best Patriots available for coach Bill O’Brien, left tackle Nate Solder makes sense over right tackle Cameron Fleming. The Texans then can go for insurance at Newton’s position in the draft.
There are plenty of options for the Texans to upgrade guard, starting with the Panthers’ Andrew Norwell and the Titans’ Josh Kline, a former Patriot. The combination of Solder and Kline would be a massive improvement from Clark and Su’a-Filo on the left side. And it’s doable.
The linebacker was hit with four misdemeanor charges 鈥?domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism 鈥?stemming from an incident involving a woman believed to be his fiancee.
The alleged victim called police March 3, claiming Smith bit her on the wrists while intoxicated, then fled the scene.
The parents of Smith’s alleged victim persuaded him to enter an unidentified rehabilitation facility the following day, and Smith then turned himself into San Francisco police March 6 and was held on $30,000 bond.
Sherman for most of his career has been a high-level player and arguably the top corner of his generation. He has been an All-Pro selection three times and was named to five straight Pro Bowls before an Achilles injury ended his 2017 season.
Much has been made of the Achilles tear, but it’s not as if players can’t return from such an injury. Cameron Wake, Terrell Suggs, Michael Crabtree, Demaryius Thomas, and more have done it. Players on this level who have suffered such an injury should have a one-year contract impacted, but not a multi-year deal.
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What people mistake a lot is that the emotions he brings, sometimes it’s because he really wants to win and he doesn’t like the fact that he hasn’t been to the playoffs, Gentry said. I think he now sees he can win here. He’s been great.
Gentry is on the final season of his contract and probably needs to make the playoffs to keep his job. But don’t forget that his boss, general manager Dell Demps, is also in the same boat. Although there is speculation that Demps will save his job if this team makes the playoffs for the first time since 2015, New Orleans’ only trip to the postseason since 2006, that might not be the case.
Kirk Cousins is definitely not the starting quarterback in Washington any longer. Now his future is the biggest storyline of the 2018 offseason.
It was settled the moment the team worked out a trade with the Chiefs to bring in Alex Smith. Washington had two choices. It could have let Cousins hit free agency, or it could have used the franchise tag for a third consecutive season to try to get something for him via trade.
Washington made the smart decision and declined to tag him a third time. Now Cousins officially hits free agency, which begins on March 14.
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The following was excerpted from this week’s episode of the ESPN On Ice podcast. Subscribe now, and check out the archives here.
“Sid is not the best hockey player in the world, skill-wise. He has an unbelievable ability to take a situation, analyze it, work on it in a very small sample size and improve drastically. So if he sees a play on TV the night before, and he’s like, ‘we should do this,’ he’ll go and practice it 10 times and he’s got it,” said Bylsma on the ESPN On Ice podcast this week.
“We talk about faceoffs and what he did with faceoffs. We talk about his shot, what he did with his shot. But there was an instance where the puck hit the end boards, and he was near the side of the net, and it came out and he had a chance to score and he missed it. The next day, he was out getting pucks to go off the end boards, to that area and he’d make a play. He did 15 pucks and he’s got it.”
Bylsma said the moves that we take for granted from Crosby have been honed and refined through practice.
“We’ve seen him tip behind his back and score goals, and it’s amazing. But it’s not amazing. I’d see him do it every day. He doesn’t do 100 of them. He does five every day, and he’s got it,” he said.
The Sabres, who lost 5-1 at home to the Calgary Flames on Wednesday for the first time since March 15, 1996, are tied with the Arizona Coyotes for the fewest points in the NHL.
Former Senators goaltender Robin Lehner is 5-0-3 against his old team with a .950 save percentage and a 1.57 goals-against average. He is expected to get the start.
Lehner replaced Sabres starter Chad Johnson on Wednesday at 13:59 of the second period after the Flames made it 4-0.
Sabres coach Phil Housley said he wasn’t happy with the way his team let the Flames get to the net on Wednesday night. The game was a letdown for the Sabres, who had won three of four games heading into their game against the Flames, including wins over the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs, all playoff teams in the Atlantic Division.
“That’s a good phrase for it, standing around watching,” Housley told the Buffalo News, describing his players’ performance against the Flames.
“That wasn’t what we wanted. That was disappointing. We have a lot better than that,” Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly told the Buffalo News after the game.
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The deal is for $10.5 million and includes incentives that could boost the total to $12 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bryant also receives a $2 million signing bonus, the source said.
Bryant had been scheduled to become a free agent on March 14, when the new league year officially begins.
One of the curiosities of Silver’s interview with the Mike & Mike program was his fixation on the fact the No. 1 overall picks in the past two NBA Drafts, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, were not members of college teams successful enough to reach the NCAA Tournament. It was almost bizarre to hear him extrapolate that the one-and-dones perhaps aren’t playing in the NCAA Tournament, aren’t competing against top-notch competition.
It’s as if someone had pilfered the flat screen from his office, or canceled the league’s cable package. Because Simmons and Fultz are overwhelming exceptions.
Of the 110 one-and-done prospects to be selected since the 2007 draft, 85 performed on teams that reached the NCAA Tournament, a 77 percent success rate. Of those, 20 played in the Final Four. Even Bennett scored 15 points in his one tournament game.
According to The Athletic:
The new regime of Jeff Weltman and John Hammond has left no stone unturned with the deadline approaching, including quietly gauging the trade market on Aaron Gordon, league sources told The Athletic.
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Gordon is eligible for restricted free agency this summer, so Orlando could simply be doing due diligence.
The Magic selected the 6-9, 220-pound Arizona product with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. A broken foot caused him to miss 32 games as a rookie in 2014-15. He played 78 games, starting 37, the next season and became a full-time starter in 2016-17.
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He’s missed the Magic’s last two games, a 114-107 loss against the Rockets on Tuesday and a 127-105 victory against the Lakers on Wednesday, with a hip injury. He’s currently listed as day-to-day.
There are some impact players in that trio, such as Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin and Devin Booker, but when in doubt you might bench more marginal players from these teams in favor of players who have similar potential but better schedules.
At the other extreme, there are three teams with very high Forecaster scores: the Rockets (Forecaster score of 8), the Denver Nuggets (9) and the Golden State Warriors (10). Above, I already went through some really good stream candidates from the upper middle class. Now, here are a couple to think about from the penthouse teams:
I’m talking about lots of conversations â€” legal and illegal under NFL rules â€” between general managers with their contract/salary cap guys often in tow; conversations with agents for soon-to-be free agents like Kirk Cousins and for players already signed but targeted for pay cuts or release. There also are trade talks among teams looking to move/acquire players or improve draft spots.
While the most important aspects of the Combine Craig Biggio Authentic Jersey for players are physicals and interviews, the priorities for GMs are the agent chats in hotel rooms, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and skyways of Indianapolis … with greater privacy needed for the illegal discussions on other teams’ players who will soon hit the free-agency market.
J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Joel Embiid had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the 76ers delivered an in-person sales pitch to James by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-97 on Thursday night to end an 11-game losing streak against the Eastern Conference champions.
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Rookie Ben Simmons scored 18 and Dario Saric 16, including a critical 3-pointer in the closing minutes, for the rising Sixers, who are 8-2 since Feb. 6.
James finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, but the superstar couldn’t rally the Cavs in the final minutes.
Earlier this week, three billboards urging the three-time champion to sign as a free agent this summer with Philadelphia were unveiled on a busy highway outside Cleveland. The large signs, which were paid for by a Pennsylvania company, are intended to entice James to leave home and join a Sixers team brimming with young talent and potential.
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Simmons is sure James knows what’s going on in Philly.
Before that quarter he had two catches for 28 yards. In his last 11 regular season games, he had more than 43 yards receiving just twice. Amendola is just one of many good weapons that the Patriots have stockpiled only to detonate at exactly the right moment. If you cheat underneath, Brandin Cooks is fast enough to take the lid off. Try to protect deep in quarters coverage, and Amendola and Chris Hogan will devour you underneath. Feeling blitz-y? James White and Dion Lewis will gladly turn a dump off pass into a 30-yard gain out of the backfield.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle also responded to the Sports Illustrated report for the first time since it was published Tuesday.
I hate having seven-game homestands to be honest with you because you’re going to have some ups and downs, Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. It’s tough to keep your guys focused all the time. But overall, to go 5-2 on this homestand, I thought we played for the most part good hockey. We scored a lot of goals. I thought our defensive game gotta get a little bit better. But we’re playing well, overall it’s been very good, I’ve been very happy with it.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia are both expected to take head coaching jobs this year. (Belichick has spent time this year getting both ready for head coaching jobs, something he doesn’t usually do to a large extent.) Indoctrinating a new staff, building a team around a quarterback in his 40s, and trying to find and groom a new quarterback this year may be more than Belichick wants to do next season, not to mention dealing with Brady’s personal fitness guru.
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So it shouldn’t be too surprising that rumors are already circulating of a possible exit for Belichick after the playoffs. According to the New York Daily News, the vacancy with the New York Giants was an attractive option that Belichick has noticed. But New York hired former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, so that one’s off the table.
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Bill Belichick also said that he plans to coach the Patriots in 2018. When asked, he said, Absolutely.
The Eagles and Patriots played a unique Super Bowl on Sunday, culminating in a 41-33 Philadelphia win and that franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy. You probably watched the game, but whether you did or didn’t, here are the numbers that best tell its story.
Fitzgerald seems doomed to join another Pittsburgh alum, Dan Marino, as one of the best players in NFL history to never win a Super Bowl ring. It won’t be for a lack of effort, however. Fitzgerald would have been a slam-dunk MVP candidate had the Cardinals come back to topple the Steelers in Tampa after a superlative seven-catch (on eight targets), 127-yard, two-touchdown game.
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“I’m ready to go, that’s all that matters,” James said Wednesday. “That’s all that matters, a great break, so I’m ready to go.”
And the rest of the Cavs, according to Lue, are prepared to follow along right beside him.
“I just think when you’re young, you don’t know any better,” Lue said. “You just want to play the game and play hard and that’s all you know.”
Professional football player, future medical doctor and now journalist Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has a resume that stacks up with the best of them.
The Chiefs guard has already made headlines for being a medical student about to earn his M.D. while playing in the NFL, but after his two-week stint covering the Olympics for CBC/Radio-Canada heˇs truly making his own headlines.
¨Itˇs an awesome experience,〃 Duvernay-Tardif told Sporting News. ¨I’m learning to be on the other side of the mic and itˇs really an interesting process.〃
Duvernay-Tardif arrived in Pyeongchang, South Korea, before the start of the Winter Games to work on a special project that he proposed for Radio-Canada in which he would highlight some of his home countryˇs top Olympic athletes.
It takes a full effort. It’s not easy to win an NBA game, it’s really not, Kerr said. It takes the full 48. We’re not there yet.
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Obviously I feel every one I take has a chance to go in, he said. Not really worrying about shooting percentages, just chuck it and see what happens.
Kerr challenged his superstar roster to begin games better on the defensive end, which the Warriors did. Then the Clippers nearly came back with a surge down the stretch in what became an entertaining back-and-forth in the closing minutes.
Luongo stopped 30 shots in the loss.
I thought both goaltenders were really hot tonight, said Jonathan Huberdeau. I think in the third we had some pressure, we got a lot of chances, but it didn’t go in. It’s a tough loss.
Andersen is the fifth Maple Leafs goaltender to register multiple shutouts when making at least 40 saves since 1955-56 when the NHL began counting shots on goal as an official statistic.
On Sunday, the Eagles will attempt to use the same script the Raiders used against them after the 1980 season: winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback. Oakland lost starter Dan Pastorini early in the season to a broken leg, forcing the team to turn to backup Jim Plunkett. The veteran responded with a career-reviving season, going 13-2 as a starter and leading the Raiders from the Wild Card Round to a Super Bowl triumph.
Plunkett was particularly effective in the Super Bowl, where he needed just 21 passing attempts to throw for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Eagles starter Ron Jaworski couldn’t keep pace; he threw three interceptions in a game that was over before the fourth quarter began.
This year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots should be a high-flying, energized rematch from the game played in 2005. With Tom Brady still leading one of the league’s top offenses, a much younger Eagles roster will look to keep the Patriots from claiming yet another Super Bowl ring.
The Eagles are celebrating their first Super Bowl win in franchise history with a parade on Thursday. As you might expect, beers are involved, but they’re also being thrown.
Beau Allen requested that fans toss him beers to drink on Twitter, and his request was granted.
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Why does everyone want me to retire so bad? Brady asked earlier this week. I don’t get it. I’m having fun, the team’s doing good, you know? I know I’m a bit older than most of the other guys, but I’m really enjoying it. I obviously enjoy the experience of playing in this game. It’s been a dream come true many times over.
I’m not thinking about retirement, I’m thinking about the Super Bowl and trying Dustin Pedroia Womens Jersey to win the most important game of the year and it’s going to take a lot to do it.
Right before the Super Bowl, Brady once again said that he won’t be retiring, and will play in 2018.
Yeah, you’re gonna see me playing football next year, he said via ProFootballTalk. I don’t envision not playing. You’re at the end of the race but you’ve got your biggest mountain to climb right at the end.
Manning will serve as the honorary pace car driver and lead the field off pit road and then come back down pit road just before the green flag waves. Theron’s duties will consist of waving the green flag signifying the start of the 500-mile stock car race that is NASCAR’s biggest event.
Manning played 18 seasons in the NFL, winning the MVP award five times and twice leading his team (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos) to Super Bowl victories. Theron has starred in several Hollywood blockbusters including Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, and The Italian Job. She won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Monster (2003).
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who retired from full-time racing following the 2017 season, will serve as the grand marshal and give the command for drivers to fire their engines. Country music group Rascal Flatts will play a pre-race concert on Daytona’s infield located along the frontstretch.
The franchise’s second trip to the big game was ruined by the Patriots in 2005 as Tom Brady pushed his budding dynasty to its third NFL title in four seasons. Beating Brady, the only player still with the Patriots from Super Bowl XXXIX, helped justify the Eagles’ multiple rebuilds that followed the last postseason meeting between these teams.