For three games, the San Jose Sharks have had more speed, discipline and depth than the Anaheim Ducks.
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San Jose used its superior speed to create odd-man rushes that paid off when Donskoi scored and then set up Marcus Sorensen in the opening four minutes of the second period and then turned the game into a laugher with four power-play goals after the Ducks spent most of their energy slashing and cross-checking.

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Eric Fehr and Tomas Hertl added goals later in the second to turn this all-California series into a rout. Logan Couture had a goal and two assists, Pavelski, Evander Kane and Timo Meier scored power-play goals in the third period, for the Sharks, who have outscored the Ducks 14-3 through the first three games of the first-round series.

McNabb scored from the right circle, beating Jonathan Quick’s glove, at 4:04 of the second for his first career playoff goal. The Kings left the defenseman exposed in last year’s expansion draft and the Knights snapped him up.

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That’s what the playoffs are all about. It’s so close, Kings center Anze Kopitar said. It’s not like we were blown out of the water.

The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Lars Eller got the last stick on a puck that bounced off him and Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski before rolling past Sergei Bobrovsky, and Washington got the 3-2 victory nine minutes into the second overtime Tuesday night.

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After contentious public lobbying from both head coaches, the NHL suspended Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey for Game 5 of the series against the Minnesota Wild for his cross-check to the head of center Eric Staal.

The suspension comes after comments from Wild coach Bruce Boudreau following Game 4, in which he accused the on-ice officials of intentionally ignoring Morrissey’s cross-check. “My take is that the refs looked at it, and they decided not to call it because we were already on the power play. And that cost us the game,” he said.

Jets coach Paul Maurice shot back Wednesday, saying that the incident was a penalty and nothing more and accusing Boudreau of lobbying the NHL.

“There’s no intent on this. You’ve got a real smart coach on the other bench who has all the focus on that and not the game now. Why wouldn’t you? Morrissey is a great defenseman for us. If you had a chance to get him out, you’d play it as hard as you could,” he said.

Morrissey’s loss for Game 5 could be even more significant if defenseman Tyler Myers, who missed Game 4 due to injury, can’t go for the Jets.

Drafts often take years to properly evaluate, but we’ll use our one year of extra data and the benefit of hindsight to attach grades more in the form of a progress report. As these players remain works in progress, there’s a lot of room for error, but there’s less than there was a year ago.

One of the things that struck me was the chatter about how last year’s draft was weaker than previous years. While definitely true in terms of top-end talent, the way the depth of this draft has shaken out, there was a lot more quality than previously thought. That’s not to say that the assessment of relative weakness compared to 2015 and 2016 were off base, but perhaps the criticism of the 2017 class was a tad harsher than it needed to be based on the way this group has performed this year.

Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick were the only two players in this draft to become immediate everyday NHLers. They both helped their respective teams reach the postseason. Hischier played a substantial role for the New Jersey Devils and Patrick developed very well on the job, finishing the season much stronger than he started it with the Philadelphia Flyers. Meanwhile, many 2017 first-round picks — and a few Day 2 selections — had massive years in their respective leagues, raising the expectations and sharpening their overall projections.
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Richie Incognito is abruptly calling it quits on an 11-season NFL career, three years after the Bills gave the offensive guard a second chance at playing following his role in the Dolphins’ bullying scandal.
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He inherited a team coming off three consecutive non-playoff seasons. In his four regular-seasons running the Panthers, Gettleman’s record was 40-23-1, with three playoff appearances and one Super Bowl. All his draft picks were not hits, but there were far more hits than misses. Defensive end Kony Ealy (second round, 2014) did not pan out. Funchess did not prove to be worth the trade-up. Last year’s second-round picks, receiver Curtis Samuel (injury) and offensive lineman Taylor Moton (failure to crack the lineup), did not produce as expected.

Soon enough, Gettleman adds to his draft legacy, his first time in charge with the Giants after previously spending 15 years with the organization, mostly in pro personnel. Soon enough, Gettleman is on the clock.

The news is the latest in a series of back-and-forth scheduling moves regarding the Under Armour transition. When MLB’s apparel contract with the Maryland-based company was announced in 2016, the plan was for Under Armour to take over as the on-field uniform supplier in 2020. That timetable was moved up last spring, when MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the transition would take place in 2019. Monday’s development restores the original 2020 target date.

The news is a setback for MLB’s efforts to appeal to a more youthful demographic. According to a Sports Business Journal article from 2017, the average age of MLB fans in 2016 was 57. For the NFL it was 50, NHL 49 and NBA 42. The Under Armour deal was widely viewed as part of an effort to address the age disparity issue.
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Aside from the business-related implications, the Under Armour deal is significant from an aesthetic standpoint because it calls for the company’s logo to appear on jersey chests — not on the sleeves, where the Majestic logo has long appeared. The one-year delay means that the manufacturer’s logo will remain on the sleeves in 2019.

Blackwell is also the attorney for former New Orleans Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis, who is suing the Saints and the NFL over alleged double standards regarding male and female employees.

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Even as weeks have passed since the Eagles won the Super Bowl, owner Jeffrey Lurie is still floored by the fan reactions, and the personal memories that he experience.
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Via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Lurie said he was thrilled to be able to share the experiences with fans who approach him on a regular basis.

It meant just so much to me personally . . . the team, in so many ways, represented the best in her. Resiliency is a huge part of her life, and to give trust and unconditional love to her kids.

And everywhere he goes, he hears similar stories from fans, after breaking a long drought and winning the title.

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Riveron said that the new standard for a catch, which allows for some ball movement while completing the play, was not in effect while reviewing Clement’s touchdown. Riveron said the ball did move, but that Mike Piazza Youth jersey there was not indisputable evidence that the running back lost control of the ball at any point.

Riveron was later asked if the replay standard for a catch used in the regular season changed for the postseason and said that there was also no change on that front.

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The Cleveland Browns have the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which runs April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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With me being hurt last year, I feel like I got smarter in watching, Johnson said, via ESPN.com. Unfortunately, with Carson [Palmer] being hurt I was able to talk to him on the sideline, and he was able to tell me some of the stuff that quarterbacks look at, and he was able to talk to me and teach me some of the stuff to where I can use it in my offense.

Johnson’s feel for the game served him just fine in his first two NFL seasons. If his time on the bench taught him a few tricks to add to what he already grasped about the game, the Cardinals will be even happier to have him back at full strength.

At the beginning of the 2016 season, Madden considered Tyrann Mathieu the best defensive back in the league. He since has fallen off more than any other player in the league, and he was cut by the Cardinals earlier this month. Arizona also traded away its highest-rated offensive lineman (Jared Veldheer) and has made no significant acquisitions.

Instead, the Cardinals paid the perpetually injured Sam Bradford (79 Overall) $20 million to be their new starting quarterback and signed Mike Glennon (73 Overall) as their backup.
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Quarterback: Do we really need to go into detail here? Tyrod Taylor will be No. 29 since 1999. Drew Stanton is in, and DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan are out. There’s an opening for that first-round quarterback.

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Aldon Smith, a one-time All-Pro selection who recorded 19.5 sacks for the 49ers during the 2012 season, has not played a snap in the NFL since 2015.

The following is why.

Smith, 28, remains indefinitely suspended by the NFL after a series of legal issues dating back to his second year in the league. Eventual reinstatement seems unlikely, especially after Smith’s latest entanglement with trouble.

Sources told ESPN that James and Riley have not spoken to each other since James returned to Cleveland in 2014. James, according to a source familiar with his thinking, would be interested in thawing that icy relationship, but believes that Riley has no interest in doing so. “That’s just how Riles is,” said the source. “He’s old school. You’re either with him or against him.”

“The Soul of Basketball” will be released on April 17.

It looks like the photo comes from a retailer that is in the process of getting the jerseys ready to be made available to fans who will feel compelled to replace the outdated uniform with the new one.

The best news is that the new jersey looks good, if it’s indeed the new jersey. And it definitely seems to be.

Sherman has been criticized about how he should have shopped himself and not settled for a low-ball deal as his own agent. But he landed in the same defensive scheme as that of the Seahawks, still got well compensated at $13 million per season coming off a ruptured Achilles in his age-30 season and gets to exact revenge on Seattle while playing for its rival down the coast. That’s a win.

“Anytime I’d mention it to someone, the first thing they’d say was, ‘But the gaming, the gaming,'” McCallum recalled from his office at The Venetian during a February interview with ESPN. “They were worried about the integrity of the game.”

On its face, sports betting’s threat to the integrity of the game is match-fixing — a player, coach or official purposely trying to impact an outcome inside the competition for gambling purposes. That’s only one part of the NFL’s concern, however.
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Max Scherzer’s fifth big leeague shutout was all well and good, of course. His 10 strikeouts and zero walks Monday were terrific, too.
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The most memorable part of the night for the two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner as he led the Nationals past the Atlanta Braves 2-0 to end Washington’s five-game losing skid and get the team back to .500? His first stolen base since high school.

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He’s got a pretty good pitching repertoire, too, of course. This was his ninth complete game in 299 major league starts, and he needed only 102 pitches, a far more efficient outing than his previous time on the mound: He threw 110 over five innings in a 7-1 loss at Atlanta on April 4.

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Bill Belichick, speaking at the NFL’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, said he’ll rely on face-to-face conversation with Brady when it comes to dealing with his future.

So, I’ve had direct conversations with Tom many times over a long period of time, Belichick said, via NBC Sports Boston. I’ll rely on those conversations I have with him directly rather than something else. Tom and I have always had a good line of communication, we’ve always been able to talk directly with each other. I don’t see that changing. I’ll rely on those instead of 鈥?anything else.

As for Gronkowski, New England’s dominant tight end, talks of early retirement to pursue an entertainment career have muddied his outlook for 2018. His non-committal tone following the Super Bowl and a cryptic tweet last month have Patriots fans concerned.

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The Titans believe that the persistent concerns regarding the team’s ownership structure have been resolved. The league isn’t willing to go quite that far.
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The best thing to do would have been to franchise him, which would have guaranteed the Bears another year and allowed them to retain the leverage in negotiating a long-term deal. That would have cost $15 million. Instead, the Bears chose to hit Fuller with the transition tag, saving $2 million but allowing Fuller to negotiate with other teams and come up with a long-term offer that’s designed to prevent the Bears from matching.

The Browns, Giants, Jets, Broncos and Bills will all possibly be looking for quarterback help early in the first round, with other teams who could certainly be added to that list. Mayfield has visits scheduled this month with the Browns, Bills, Chargers, Jets, Giants, Dolphins, Broncos, and Cardinals. It’s already been suggested that the Jets traded up to the No. 3 pick in the draft in order to be in a position to take Mayfield and that they’ll select him if USC’s Sam Darnold is off the board.

Either way, Trubisky sounds rather confident, telling NFL Network’s Good Morning Football crew, I really feel I was built for this offense. From what we Tani Tupou Womens Jersey know, he’s right: Trubisky exhibited skills similar to Smith’s — adequate and occasionally surprising arm strength, mobility, quick release — and vital to success in Nagy’s system. It’s an offense that takes the thousand little cuts approach, slicing up a defense with quick passes, sometimes out of run action that can double as an option or run-pass option.

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He has seen it all, including when Tommie Frazier ran wild in Bradenton, Florida, back in the early 1990s. He remembers the reaction to Jackson when he arrived at Boynton Beach High School in 2012, and he remembers it wasn’t always positive or fair. He got so much publicity, Rick Swain says.
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That hasn’t prevented trade rumors from swirling around the talented-but-mercurial wide receiver. The Rams have come up first and foremost for a potential coast-to-coast deal, but in reality, Los Angeles should be closer to last and least on that front. LA has made trades like no other team this offseason, led by the acquisition of new starting cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. The Rams also sent former Pro Bowl edge rusher Robert Quinn to the Dolphins and signed current Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. A Beckham deal would go straight to the top of that star-studded marquee, and wide receiver is a need for the Rams after they failed to re-sign Sammy Watkins.

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Gabbert, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2010.

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The NFL announced it will extend its partnership with American sports apparel and equipment manufacturer Nike, under a new long-term contract. Nike has been a long-time and trusted partner of [the] NFL and we’re thrilled to extend our relationship with them, Brian Rolapp, chief media and business officer of the NFL, said in a statement on Tuesday. The NFL and Nike are a powerful combination and we anticipate working closely with them on several programs, including youth and player initiatives. The two major brands have protracted their existing partnership, which was set to expire in 2020, for another eight years.

As part of the deal, Nike will provide game day uniforms for all 32 NFL teams, as well as sideline apparel bearing its iconic swoosh logo. It will also provide footwear and gloves for players who have individual contracts with the sports apparel brand.

Ellsbury developed an oblique issue that has improved enough to allow him to appear in minor league spring training games in Tampa, Florida. The Yankees hope to have him back by the time his DL stint concludes Thursday when they host Baltimore, but they’re not certain yet that it will happen.

Specifically, McKay cited the higher rate of head-on collisions as the driving force behind the rule’s creation.

In the last three years, our helmet-to-helmet contact has gone up—a lot, he said, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.

The change, born out of concern for player safety, is the closest the NFL has come to embracing the NCAA’s targeting rule.

In college football, players are penalized for hitting defenseless opponents above the shoulders. If the penalty is upheld upon review, the player is automatically ejected and can face a possible suspension.

Cheers of Ohtani! greeted the pitcher as he prepared to throw his first pitch, a 96 mph fastball called strike to Marcus Semien. Ohtani fanned the leadoff man on four pitches and got through the first on 13 pitches, nine for strikes.
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