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Cardinals trade up to No. 10, take Josh Rosen

Ten picks have been made, and two of them are Joshes.
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The Cardinals, who previously had ditched the idea of trading up in round one, eventually made the move from No. 15 to No. 10 to get their rookie quarterback.

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Ernie Banks, 2018: It’s a beautiful day, let’s play none! Last Saturday afternoon was a peach 鈥?sunny, temperatures in the low 80s. But the Mets and MLB, under Rob We Love Kids Manfred, had the game against the Brewers played here at night, when temperatures plummeted into the 40s, the wind gusted to 30 mph, and practical people stayed away by the thousands.

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Fitzpatrick should be a Day One starter in Miami, and should help a Dolphins team that has a lot of holes. He’s not as sexy a pick as a quarterback, but he’s more likely to make an immediate impact.
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It was my privilege to honor Gil with his induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a team statement. His legacy and most memorable calls will live there for future generations of Patriots fans to enjoy.

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In addition to his son, Santos is survived by wife Roberta, daughter Kathleen and two grandchildren.Celebrity autographs are out and personalized videos are in.

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Jerry Jones makes it clear that Dez won’t be returning

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During a pre-draft press conference on Tuesday, Jones made it clear that the ship has sailed.

We need to keep this crisp and the lines real bright, Jones said in response to a question James Hanna Jersey from Charean Williams.

As to the notion that the Cowboys waited too long to cut Dez, making it harder for him to find his next team, Jones (for a change) had nothing to say.

I have no thoughts about the timing when we decided to move on, Jones said.

Authentic Anthony Beauvillier Jersey The Jets didn’t screw it up. They picked USC’s Sam Darnold. And a new clock was suddenly clicked on, one that ignites a shared history now and for the coming years, one that will link the Giants and the Jets and their fans and their fates and their fortunes. All because Dave Gettleman defied convention (and, some might say, common sense) in favor of a rare football talent.

It’s an honor to come home, said Barkley, born in The Bronx, raised a Jets fan in Bethlehem, Pa., a screen pass across the Jersey state line who admitted that green-tinted loyalty flew out the window once he declared for the draft. And I get to stay in the blue and white colors. I’m excited about that, too.

No college has produced more than five first overall picks in the NFL draft. But if the Browns take Sam Darnold first overall on Thursday night, he’ll be the sixth No. 1 pick from USC.

Southern Cal is one of three schools to have five first overall draft picks. The others, Auburn and Notre Dame, don’t have any players with a chance to go first overall this year. But Darnold remains under consideration for the Browns.

USC’s previous first overall picks were tackle Ron Yary to the Vikings in 1968, running back O.J. Simpson to the Bills in 1969, running back Ricky Bell to the Buccaneers in 1977, wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson to the Jets in 1996, and quarterback Carson Palmer to the Bengals in 2003.

Meanwhile, Herbstreit was particularly good on the Browns going with Baker Mayfield, saying he was the best quarterback and backing it up with how the NFL game is changing and height isn’t as important.

Report: Chuck Pagano will serve as NFL consultant

Chuck Pagano will return to the NFL this season, but he won’t be on the sideline. Pagano will take the fall off from coaching, instead working for the league as a consultant during the 2018 season, Troy Renck of Denver7 reports. Pagano’s father, Sam, was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame earlier this week. Peyton Manning also earned induction in the Class of 2018. The Colts fired Chuck Pagano as head coach after six seasons. Thirteen other Colts’ coaches found jobs in the NFL or a collegiate program, according to Andrew Walker of the team website.

The go-to book “This Day In New York Sports,” published in 1998, reminds us that tomorrow is the anniversary of the first televised game of an NCAA Tournament final — coach Hank Iba’s Oklahoma A&M, led by Bob Kurland’s 23 points, 43-40 win over North Carolina in the previous Garden. It was shown here on WCBS.

Love it when after a kid hits a line-drive shot Bill Raftery says, “He must’ve played in a church league.” Church gyms, among others where kids once first played indoors, had low ceilings.

Friday, NFL Network reported the Eagles had agreed to a revised contract with Foles for the 2018 season that also includes a mutual option for 2019 that would allow him to hit the free agent market. Last year, Foles signed a two-year contract that would turn into a five-year deal if Foles remained on the Eagles’ roster in February 2019.

Now, Foles will have the option to simply opt out and become a free agent, thus allowing him to pursue opportunities as a starting quarterback, if he so desires.

Per Ian Rapoport , Foles received a $2 million signing bonus and can earn several millions in incentives if he’s the starter and hits various benchmarks.

NFL Draft 2018: Why Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen don’t stack up to Eagles’ Carson Wentz

Of course, much of that will depend on the health of Wentz, the Eagles’ star quarterback who tore his ACL last season, which allowed Foles to take the reins at quarterback late in the season and guide the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory. Wentz is targeting a Week 1 return, though it’s presently unclear if he’ll be ready in time. With Wentz’s playing style, it’s no guarantee he lasts a full 16-game schedule anyway. steelers_127

Panthers claim Taylor Heinecke off waivers

The Panthers still may not have a backup quarterback, but at least they have another one.
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The Panthers announced they have claimed quarterback Taylor Heinicke off waivers from the Texans.

That’s where traditional principles of labor law becomes relevant to the situation. Although the league may have been able to unilaterally change the anthem policy in the early days of the controversy, the league’s express confirmation of the players’ right to protest in August 2016, the reiteration of that endorsement in 2017, and the magnitude of the issue arguably has transformed this specific term of employment into what the law regards as a mandatory subject of bargaining. This means that, if the policy has morphed into a mandatory subject of bargaining, the league can’t change the policy without engaging in the traditional back-and-forth and give-and-take with the union.

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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the CFL won’t soften its rules to lure Manziel. The issue has been taken to the CFL league office, and possibly to the league’s ownership meetings. The David Pastrnak Womens Jersey Canadian league persistently and consistently refuses to give Manziel a way out.

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If Manziel declines to play in the CFL, he could land a spot in the fledgling Alliance of American Football, an eight-team spring league that will launch in 2019. Everything is on the table, the source said; the AAF would give Manziel a chance to get game reps and then make it to the NFL before November 2019, the expiration of a two-year commitment in Canada.

Padres’ Perdomo returns to face Dodgers

Maeda will be making his fourth appearance and third start this season Wednesday, although he has pitched only 8 2/3 innings. He has allowed 12 hits and five runs, although only two were earned. He has three walks and 14 strikeouts.
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Maeda has made nine career appearances against the Padres, including eight starts. He has a 3-3 record with a 4.50 ERA. His most recent appearance against the Padres was his lone relief outing last Sept. 25 when gave up a run on two hits in an inning.

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Another big ugly to complete the offensive line is the right move to make the entire team better.

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Anytime you play the same team over and over and over again you start to really dislike each other, said Austin Watson, who added a late goal. It’s good battles, good intensity out there and it’s fun hockey.

It didn’t take long for Colorado to get on the board with Comeau scoring 1:50 into the game and on the team’s second shot. The Avs beat Rinne on their opening shot in each of the first two games.

Shortly after Bourque tipped in Patrik Nemeth’s shot, MacKinnon scored with 1:53 remaining in the first when he took a pass from Landeskog, used a burst of speed to get free and beat Rinne with a wrist shot.

At times, Vernon will move inside in his traditional three-point stance. The Joe Thornton Womens Jersey learning curve will be considerable. Vernon, 27, is slotted in to start at outside linebacker, along with Kareem Martin, signed as a free agent after four years with the Cardinals, giving him an edge as far as familiarity with Bettcher and his defense. The inside linebackers will be Alec Ogletree 鈥?acquired in a trade with the Rams 鈥?and, if healthy, B.J. Goodson.

Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

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Wade was up, the Sixers were down and suddenly, a series.

The Heat had to have this one — a brooding Joel Embiid is angling for a comeback.
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The Sixers sorely needed Embiid, their All-Star center out with a broken orbital bone, to settle them as they fell in a quick a 16-point hole.

Reds: OF Jesse Winker, who missed three games with shoulder soreness, entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth…. OF Scott Schebler made a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Sunday and another on Monday for Double-A Pensacola. He’s been out with a bruised nerve in his right elbow after being hit by a pitch on April 8…. RHP Kevin Shackelford (right forearm strain) made a second rehab appearance for Pensacola on Monday.

Brewers: Placed C Manny Pina on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 13, with a right calf strain and recalled C Jacob Nottingham from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Nottingham made his major league debut when he entered the game in the seventh…. 1B Eric Thames, who aggravated a muscle injury in his left leg and was removed in the third inning of Sunday’s game, was out of Robinson Cano Authentic Jersey the lineup.

Reds: Sal Romano (0-1, 5.87 ERA) is 0-3 with a 7.24 ERA in three starts against the Brewers, all coming as a rookie last season.

Brewers: Junior Guerra (1-0, 1.69) will make his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA in four games (three starts) against the Reds.

There was no complaining. They knew the conditions were going to be awful, Cora said.

Boston completed an abbreviated three-game sweep and finished 8-1 on its first homestand of the season. The series was supposed to last four games, but the traditional Patriots’ Day game scheduled for Monday morning at 11:05 a.m. was postponed late Sunday afternoon due to a forecast that calls for heavy rain throughout the day.

The game will be made up May 17, which had been an off day for both teams prior to their next series at Fenway.

It’s the first time the Patriots’ Day game in Boston has been postponed since 1984.

Manny Machado had an RBI double for Baltimore, which has lost five of six.

The embattled quarterback participated in Thursday’s Pro Day at the University of San Diego, where he found an audience — from New York, too.

The Jets and Giants were among the 13 teams to have scouts on hand who saw Johnny Football again throw the football, ESPN reported. Also in attendance were scouts from the Bears, Browns, Chargers, Chiefs, Patriots, Raiders, Titans, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers and Buccaneers.

San Diego reportedly did not have a quarterback available to throw, and Manziel has been training with QB guru George Whitfield, who’s based there. So, the 2014 first-round pick got his chance in front of NFL scouts.

“I really do,’’ Cox said. “The publicity is going to be off the charts, the expectations are going to be off the charts. They’re two grown kids. They’re high class, great makeup, they’ll bond. They scare people.’’

And it is not just Judge and Stanton.

Noted Andruw Jones, former Yankee and a star with the Braves: “That is going to be a tough group to pitch to. They are going to run into a lot of home runs. The guy behind them will do a lot of damage too, that will be Gary Sanchez.’’

Speaking Wednesday on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” defensive end Michael Bennett, who was traded to the Super Bowl-winning Eagles earlier this month, believes the team began to lose its edge with the brief 2016 retirement of running back Marshawn Lynch.

Bennett’s words echo the thoughts of former teammate Richard Sherman, who said the Seahawks “lost their way a little bit” in terms of evaluating players. The four-time Pro Bowler signed with the 49ers this offseason, while cornerback DeShawn Shead agreed to terms with the Lions.

“I think at the end of the day it just became an issue of devaluing core players, players that are playing at a high level and really being curious about younger players and curious about the unknown,” said Sherman, 29, via ESPN.

“They say, ‘Maybe this guy’s going to be the next guy,’ instead of saying, ‘Hey, you have Hall of Fame talents in your secondary. How about you ride this out.’ It’d be like Pittsburgh saying, ‘Troy Polamalu is great, but let’s figure out what this guy behind him has.’”

Garnett played bogey-free, opening with a 30 on the back nine and building a one-shot lead over Corey Conners of Canada.jets_049

Lions’ preseason includes trips to Oakland, Tampa Bay

Allen Park 鈥?The Detroit Lions will be racking up some frequent-flyer miles this preseason. The NFL announced its preseason schedule on Wednesday and the Lions are slated to make trips to Oakland and Tampa Bay during the exhibition slate.
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The regular-season schedule is expected to be released later this month. In addition to the annual home-and-home division matchups, the Lions will host the Seahawks, Panthers, Jets, Patriots and Rams and travel to play the Dolphins, 49ers, Cowboys, Cardinals and Bills.
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Does Josh Rosen love football?

That question hangs over every team with a need at quarterback right now. They’ve spent months trying to answer it鈥攄igging in on the talented but polarizing UCLA star’s background, mental wiring and character.

And what have they found?

Overall, I think it’s a very unique group in that they all bring something different to the table for an organization, Pennington said. I think when an organization chooses to draft one of these prospects it should be very specific to what they’re looking for within their organization and how they think that player is going to Chase Allen Womens Jersey fit into how they do things on and off the field.

At the Senior Bowl, Pennington got to see Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Wyoming’s Josh Allen up close. Mayfield, at 6-foot, and Allen, at 6-foot-5, are two very different quarterbacks. Pennington said both can be successful NFL quarterbacks.

I think the number one goal for Baker is to always remember who he is and how he’s had to work extremely hard to get to where he is, Pennington said. He’s twice been a walk-on in college. Now, he made himself into the Heisman Trophy winner. I think remembering who you are and what got you there and not getting caught up in the entertainment value of the game and how people may treat you now, you have to be careful of that. That’s going to be his biggest challenge.

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Bryant discussed his release during an exclusive interview with NFL Network’s Jane Slater on Friday night, alluding to Garrett guys working against him on the team.

I won’t put no names out, but they know and I want them to know. I know, Bryant said. I’ll shoot them a text message and let them know. Little do they know is, you know, they can wear that C all they want to, but in that locker room, they know they run and they talk to. They know who they communicate with. Everybody knows where the real love is at. I’m not throwing anybody under the bus, but that’s the difference between me and them.
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The veteran wideout inked a one-year deal in March worth up to $2.5 million with incentives — in some cases, dangerously easy incentives.

Wallace could do the right thing over the next three days, eating kale-infused salads and hitting the gym. Or he could shift into the mode of an everyman hero, darting around town on an epic lost weekend, vacuuming up steaks and whole chickens, drinking everything in sight and gaining up to 49 pounds in the process — and still get Chris Paul Youth jersey paid like a glowing king.

The possibilities are endless and we are rooting for the dream of a 249-pound Wallace showing up at the facility come Monday morning for his CASH.

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Burfict, when healthy and out of trouble, has been a stalwart in the middle of the Bengals’ defense. He was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and earned the No. 12 grade among linebackers on Pro Football Focus in 2017.

The Green Bay Packers failed to make the playoffs in 2017 after eight straight postseason appearances.

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He is averaging 11.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 71 games this season.

Gray, who allowed seven runs and 10 hits in five innings, said he felt he pitched pretty well overall, though he wished he could have the pitch back that he threw to Richard.

Just a pitch up. That’s all I can say, he said. If it would’ve been down, it would’ve been fine. That’s all I had to do was throw a fastball down but didn’t get it there. It cost me.
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Padres: Placed RHP Kirby Yates on the 10-day disabled list with right ankle tendinitis, retroactive to Sunday. LHP Buddy Baumann was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to shore up the bullpen. We were looking at three, four, maybe five days before he felt comfortable going out there again, and coming out here to Colorado, we didn’t want to run into it with a short bullpen, Green said.

Clearly, the Bills are heading in the right direction because of McDermott’s determination to change the organization’s culture alongside general manager Brandon Beane. The duo traded away malcontents and those who didn’t fit its long-term vision, including Marcell Dareus, Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby and Tyrod Taylor.聽

It’s been really fun. Not too many other words to describe it. This has been a great start, said third baseman Colin Moran, who blasted a grand slam Monday. Looking forward to keeping it going. It’s been a good start, to start 4-0. Try to build on that.
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It’s been a bit wild too, with two weather postponements and a day-night doubleheader in Detroit, a late-night arrival home before Monday’s early afternoon home opener, a 13-inning game and two games where Pittsburgh got all its offense in the first inning and then Womens Sidney Crosby Jersey held on to win.

It says a lot about our character, about our fight, said Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon, who tied a career high with nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in winning Monday’s game.

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