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In 2022, Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics will compete for viewers

NBC’s airing of the Super Bowl followed by the Winter Olympics five days later last month did wonders for the ratings but don’t expect a repeat.
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For the first time ever, the Winter Olympics will be competing with Super Bowl Sunday in 2022.
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The NFL’s big game is set to play out in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2022, two days after the XXIV Olympics kick off in Beijing.

It’s CBS’ turn for the Super Bowl, while NBC retains the Olympics but the networks believe the scheduling snafu, which will divide viewers and hamper ratings, isn’t theirs to fix.

Imagine being a legit journalist this week, assigned to find self-appointed diplomat and fringe lunatic Dennis Rodman to find out what he thinks about the olive-branching between North Korea and the U.S. Rodman was available as he awaited his latest sentencing, this one for DUI.

Rodman’s take on the matter made national news, more so than his misdemeanor plea days later despite still being on probation for a 2016 incident in which he drove in the opposite Kony Ealy Jersey direction on a California highway.

The move is the second in the past two days by the Colts to bolster their offensive line. On Tuesday the team signed guard/center Matt Slauson to a one-year contract.

Mewhort, 26, played every position along the offensive line except for center and left tackle while starting every game that he played during his first four years with the Colts.

Game Benjamin Watson Jersey But Mewhort spent the majority of his past two seasons injured. He missed six games in 2016 and 11 games in 2017 because of a knee injury.

He has played in 45 games since being selected in the second round (59th overall) of the 2014 draft.

By performing an act common to the game, you have demonstrated possession and completed the catch. I think that’s the easiest way to make those plays catches.

It seems that the precise definition of an act common to the game is quite important.

Indeed, that’s what Mara referenced when he mentioned the challenge of coming up with the right language.

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark releases stern statement on free-agent market

This has been the slowest free-agent market in MLB in years with more than 100 players still on the market. Many agents and players have spoken about the virtual standstill the league and available players are in, and tensions are beginning to mount.
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They have grown poignant enough that MLBPA executive director Tony Clark felt the need to release a statement on what is coming to be known as the cold stove.

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All of this has resulted in offers of fewer years and less money for free agents. As the executive director of the MLBPA, this has to worry Clark, who sees a lot of players on the open market unsigned. But with big money and lengthy contracts hard to come by, Clark has a battle on his hands.

Kirk Cousins’ first free-agent visit will be with Authentic Jason Kasdorf Jersey the Vikings.

It’s quite possible the visit will end with a contract making him the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback,According to an NFL source, the Washington quarterback will visit the Vikings on Wednesday and Thursday as the league year officially begins.

The former Michigan State quarterback is still talking to teams in addition to the Vikings, another league source said, but mutual interest between the former Pro Bowler and Minnesota has been something of an open NFL secret for weeks,Multiple reports said the Vikings have offered Cousins a three-year, $84 million deal, which would make him the highest-paid quarterback in the league.

The knock on Keenum is that the Vikings were his third NFL team after previous stops with the Texans and Rams.

Keenum, 30, is young enough to have plenty of good years left, and he showed good athleticism and big-play ability last year. He also is a fan favorite with his wholesome personality and is a feel-good story.
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Last season was his first time with big productivity. Will he play as well for another team if he leaves the Vikings, who supported him with an excellent receiving corps, a good offensive line and an effective running game?

Zimmer proceeded to reflect the organization’s concerns about Bradford and Bridgewater, saying, Can Sam stay healthy? Is Teddy what he was?

When I think of Bradford, the often repeated line by Vikings Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant comes to mind: A player can’t achieve greatness without durability.
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Typical for Bradford, he was terrific in the Vikings’ season-opening win over the Saints. Then his knee gave way once again, and his season was lost, as happened too often earlier in his career with the Rams.

The Cowboys keep loading up on speed and quickness for Rod Marinelli’s defense. Although they have a dominant edge player in DeMarcus Lawrence and a dangerous swing man in David Irving, they need another big body who can blow up plays in the backfield. Bringing in Payne would give Dallas quite a pile up front after taking end Taco Charlton in the first round last year.

The free-agent pool offers plenty of options who can fit well in the Giants’ new scheme.The Jets’ Demario Womens Jake Rudock Jersey Davis and the Raiders’ NaVorro Bowman have attractive versatility and experience as 29-year-olds. The Eagles’ Nigel Bradham can be a welcome boon in pass coverage should he follow Shurmur. Going older, the Jaguars’ Paul Posluzny (33) and the Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson (35) could plug holes for the short term as respected leaders.

There’s also a current Cardinal and a former Cardinal who could be of use to reunite with Bettcher. Karlos Dansby can still contribute for a fifth team at age 36, while Kevin Minter, who spend the past season with the Bengals, also would be cheap.

The Giants need quantity here, so all the pieces might not provide ideal quality. But look for them to get at least two potential starters before they dive into the draft for more depth.

Former Ole Miss DT’s viral camera wave was actually a trolling wave at Dan Mullen

In his final game with the Ole Miss Rebels, Breeland Speaks recovered a timely fumble with 1:22 remaining in the first half of the 2017 Egg Bowl to stop up a Mississippi State drive that held a lot of promise. The turnover immediately killed the Bulldogs’ designs on a go-ahead scoring attempt before halftime, and led to Ole Miss holding a 10-6 lead as the teams entered the locker room. The Rebels would go on to win the rivalry contest, 31-28.
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Speaks’ facetious wave immediately went viral, and it was helped along by him waving his way out of Mississippi State’s stadium following an ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct in the game’s second half.

Speaks: For a wave? … No, I wasn’t really focused on that. I was just being in the moment.

What refreshing candor for an athlete to straight-up admit he was purposely trolling an opposing team’s coach after a dramatic turnover. How utterly perfect and hilarious that Speaks should 锟斤拷 while still reclining comfortably on a recovered fumble 锟斤拷 turn to a detested rival’s head coach and ecstatically wave hello.
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Better still, Speaks went on to explain what was running through his head while bidding Dan Mullen the salutary gesture. From

I got your football, Speaks said of what his message was after the play. I couldn’t have picked a better way to finish (my college career). Going viral, probably that’s something I’ve never really thought of. Come back to my phone and you got ESPN got you on their Instagram page, everybody got you on their Instagram page. It was just crazy.
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I got your football, he says. He’s not wrong.

The lighter players 锟斤拷 running backs, wide receivers and defensive backs 锟斤拷 tend to be the fastest in the 40-yard dash. But few things turn heads like a larger player 锟斤拷 Hello, Shaquem Griffin! 锟斤拷 who can put up a low time.

We’ll see if any of the prospects jockeying for position in the 2018 NFL Draft can best wide receiver John Ross’ record-setting time of 4.22 seconds from last year.

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NBA wrap: Fourth-quarter explosion leads Spurs past Cavaliers

The Spurs may be wounded, but they still have plenty of bite.
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San Antonio has suffered a myriad of injuries this season ‘ most notably to Kawhi Leonard ‘ but the team exploded late Sunday in a 110-94 road win over the Al Horford Jersey Cavaliers. The Spurs outscored the Cavs 34-20 in the fourth quarter, thwarting any chance of a late Cleveland comeback.

The Pistons: After showing some form immediately after the Blake Griffin trade, Detroit has plummeted into a losing tailspin, dropping five of its last six games. The Pistons (28-31) lost 114-98 to the Hornets on Sunday, and are falling further out of playoff contention.
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Rockets (46-13) at Jazz (31-29) 9 p.m. ET ‘ Houston, winners of 12 straight, now have a half-game lead over the Warriors in the Western Conference. After a few rough starts, the Jazz have won 12 of 13 games, using a combination of balanced scoring and strong defense. Despite the current hot streak, Utah sits last in the Northwest Division and could use a big home win Monday.

Da’Norris Searcy Authentic Jersey There were critics of the move, including Suns guard Troy Daniels (It’s disrespectful) and forward Jared Dudley. For his part, Triano said he had no problem with Kerr’s move; in fact, he said, he didn’t even notice.

I don’t think it’s hard to coach those guys, though, Daniels told reporters (per I think anybody can do it.

Dudley voiced his displeasure to ESPN: It shows a lack of respect for an opponent, and maybe right now we don’t deserve respect. When you keep getting beat by 40, teams won’t respect you. But it’s up to us to change that.

Suns guard Devin Booker told ESPN he liked the move personally, but he also noted: (I)f he didn’t have four All-Stars, I don’t think he’d be doing that.

Ross told the New York Daily News on Monday that all of our players will be standing in 2018. But in a statement released Tuesday, Ross said he believed his comments were misconstrued.

NFL Scouting Combine 2018: Shaquem Griffin sprints 4.38 40-yard-dash

Shaquem Griffin’s impressive showing at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine continues.
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The former UCF star sprinted an official 4.38 40-yard dash Sunday, becoming the fastest linebacker to do so since 2003.
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We know Suggs as a strong, explosive, intimidating pass rusher now, but coming out of Arizona State he had a terrible Combine. Not only was he slow (4.8-second 40), but he also disappointed by doing a subpar 19 bench-press reps. It’s good Baltimore looked past all of that to take him at No. 10, because he’s been T Sizzle-ing since.

Chancellor measured at 6-3, 231 pounds and delivered a solid bench press with 22 reps at 225 pounds. The problem was that he did little to shake the notion that he was caught in between safety and maybe needing to transition to linebacker out of Virginia Tech with a slow 40 (4.62). Seattle took the four-time Pro Bowler in the fifth round and accepted him as a hard-hitting hybrid.

When Haden was coming out of Florida, there were concerns about his size hampering his ability to be a shutdown corner. Then explosiveness became a question at the Combine with a 4.57 40 and a 35-inch vertical leap, not in line with the good numbers at the position. Cleveland looked past that for the No. 7-overall pick and now Haden remains a well-compensated cover man coming off a strong bounce-back season with Pittsburgh.

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The Dolphins receiver has said he won’t play on the franchise tag because the one-year, $16 million contract is not a good deal for him. Landry, 25, wants a multiyear deal to provide him some long-term security. He has 400 career receptions for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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Chasing that farewell tour! They don’t love you like that! Green hollered to Pierce, who had announced his plans to retire at the end of the season. You can’t get no farewell tour! You ain’t got that type of love! You thought you was Kobe? You ain’t Kobe.

This unwritten rule certainly came into play after another memorable trash-talking exchange involving the Warriors last season. Warriors superstar Kevin Durant cited it after Enes Kanter, his former teammate, talked trash from the Thunder’s bench.

How former viral football highlight star Sam McGuffie became a U.S. Olympic bobsledder

Sam McGuffie isn’t your typical Olympian. As a kid, he didn’t exactly dream of representing the red, white, and blue in bobsled during the Winter Olympics. McGuffie, who will compete for the U.S. on the two- and four-man bobsled teams in Pyeongchang, South Korea, dreamed of a football career.
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As a native of Cypress, Texas, McGuffie played high school ball for Cy-Fair, about 24 miles northwest of Houston. The four-star recruit was the nation’s No. 17 running back in the class of 2008. But what really put McGuffie on the map nationally? A viral highlight video of him hurdling over people:
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People still bring it up, McGuffie said on a media call a few weeks before the Olympics. That’s probably how I’ll be remembered ’til I die.

The Rams have a third key free agent in their secondary, Lamarcus Joyner. He would mesh immediately with Williams, too, and in addition to flanking young Jabrill Peppers, he also could pitch in for nickel coverage as needed. The Browns should consider Joyner, 27, a higher priority than any of those corners.

If the Browns can’t land Joyner, they need to think more veteran bargain for the short term with either the Eagles’ Corey Graham or the Raiders’ Reggie Nelson. Safety isn’t as critical in relation to the Browns’ other needs, so there’s no reason for them to overspend at the position if their top option proves unattainable.
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From the 40-yard dash to the bench press, here are the numbers to know for each drill.

For wide receivers and running backs, breakaway speed can be the difference between a modest gain and a game-changing play. A measurable combination that NFL evaluators pay close attention to for cornerbacks is length (height and arms) and 40 speed. Safety is Joe Blanton Jersey another position to keep an eye on, particularly for players who will be asked to cover a lot of ground in the deep middle of the field. The chart above shows the most desirable times, the average combine times over the past five years and the times that should raise a red flag for evaluators.

Yates: False. Bell will be playing somewhere other than Pittsburgh in 2019 after playing on the franchise tag again in 2018. The Indianapolis Colts make sense.

We’re starting with a deeper look at the Vikings, whose top three quarterbacks from 2017 — Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford — are all free agents. Minnesota also might be in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes.

Couture, Boedker send Sharks to 3-2 win over Blues

Hutton made his second start in the last five games and stopped 20 shots. Previously against the Sharks, he was 4-0-1 with a 0.98 goals-against average, a .968 save percentage and two shutouts in five career starts.
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I think the time for moral victories has come and gone, Hutton said. We’ve got to win hockey games and get points.

Ryan Pulock, Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle scored for the Islanders (29-26-7), and Halak turned aside 28 shots. New York, tied with Columbus for the second Eastern Conference wild card, dropped to 4-6-2 since the All-Star break and 13-15-3 on the road this season.

With his three points, Barzal has a team-leading 65 and a 14-point lead over Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL’s rookie scoring race.

Barzal has eight games with three or more points this season, one shy of Bryan Trottier’s franchise rookie record.

Panarin opened the scoring with 7:09 left in the second after surprising the Flyers’ defense, getting in alone on Mrazek and beating the goalie on the blocker side to up his team-leading point total to 50. Panarin was serving a bench minor for too many men on the ice, and Philadelphia defenseman Andrew MacDonald was unaware of Panarin’s presence when trying to receive a pass from Ivan Provorov at the Columbus blue line. Panarin snuck behind MacDonald and stole the puck on his way to scoring.
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Nick Foles won Super Bowl MVP for the Eagles. But who will he play for in 2018?

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The secondary held up its end of the bargain. Brady held the ball a blip longer than he would’ve liked to because his first read was covered.

I tried to get a push up the middle and cause some disruption, Fletcher Cox explained. I was just bulling my guy, and I told Brandon and Chris [Long], ‘just go rush.’
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There’s not much to see here in free agency, so this needs to be loaded up in the draft.

Here are two more names to think about at No. 6 锟斤拷 N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb and Texas-San Antonio’s Marcus Davenport, with the latter being more of a natural fit as 3-4 outside linebacker. Some later-round targets for the Jets’ scheme include Georgia’s Lorenzo Carter, Florida State’s Josh Sweat and USC’s Uchenna Nwosu.

Foster was a controversial player going into the 2017 NFL Draft. He was considered a top-10 talent but fell to Lynch and the 49ers at No. 31 overall due to character and injury concerns. Lynch put more pressure on himself with his post-draft comments, saying he was not concerned about Foster’s character and that the 49ers were exhaustive in getting to know him.

After the draft, the 49ers kept their rookie linebacker focused on football. Foster stayed out of trouble and played well when physically able. He had 72 tackles and made the All-Rookie team, but he missed six games due to a high ankle sprain and a rib injury. Shoulder issues caused him to miss plays in other games.

Mike Groh promoted from WR coach to offensive coordinator

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has decided to promote wide receivers coach Mike Groh to offensive coordinator, a source tells ESPN.
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Pederson interviewed Groh and running backs coach Duce Staley for the post on Monday, and has decided to go with Groh. Staley, who will remain as the team’s running backs coach, will also be named assistant head coach, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Before coming to Philadelphia, Groh served as the passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach for the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. The son of former New York Jets head coach Al Groh, he got his start on his dad’s staff as the Jets’ offensive assistant/quality control coach in 2000. He went on to coach at the University of Virginia, his alma mater, for eight seasons, elevating to the position of offensive coordinator.

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I feel like I owe Chancellor, Carruth said. I let him down as he came into this world and the only way that I can make that right, the only way I can work out my relationship with my son, is to be there for him and to be a father and a dad to him going forward.

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Some are citing Goldschmidt’s recent home/away splits, saying he has bopped only 25 of his 60 long balls the past two campaigns at home. This overlooks 2015, when he smashed seven more homers at home, narrowing the gap to just plus-three on the road. The point is, park factors should be applied ignoring splits of this nature. Even in a full season, there’s too much noise.

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