Jets coaches are making a late push for the team to draft quarterback Josh Allen, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) hears. Thus far, there hasn’t been a lot of talk connecting the Jets to the Wyoming product, so this would represent a change of thinking in Jets headquarters.
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At 6-1, 215 pounds, Mayfield is built similarly to Tyrod Taylor, who was acquired earlier this offseason by Cleveland and tabbed by coach Hue Jackson as the starter. In the last two years, Mayfield completed more than 70% of his passes, throwing for 8,592 yards, 83 TDs and 14 INTs. If that kind of accuracy and production translates to the pros, Taylor is in for an instant battle. Mayfield’s height and brashness had been perceived knocks against him, but his fiery persona and leadership have also convinced some teams he could be as good as vertically challenged passers like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. And let’s remember what Mayfield said about the Browns at the scouting combine: If anybody’s going to turn that franchise around, it’s going to me.

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The Ravens snagged QB Lamar Jackson with the last pick of Round 1. (AP) More Not hiring an agent? Survivable. Choosing an unknown quarterback guru? Fine. Won’t consider switching positions? Applause. Not running the 40-yard dash? Ever? OK. Whatever. [ Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues are open: Sign up now for free ] Despite all those moves 鈥?any one of which is typically treated as a red flag in the draft process 鈥?Jackson still went in the first round. And the only real argument left for the naysayers is maybe he would have gone a few picks earlier which is entirely unprovable, of course.

But the NFL’s old-school critics will stick to grousing under their breath, largely because they just don’t like being told no in the draft process. Regardless of those archaic opinions, Jackson showed something that is incontrovertible now. If a player is supremely talented and worthy of being a top pick, he can push back against the draft process and survive. If he feels like his tape is good enough to show certain aspects of his game, that player can get away with skipping a few of the age-old workout staples. If that player doesn’t want Bashaud Breeland Jersey to switch positions and he’s good enough to refuse, it won’t disassemble his value.

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When looking for the worst contracts in baseball, examining massive free-agent deals helps narrow down the potential list of albatrosses. To find the best contracts, free agency is rarely a help. When players have their choice of teams and can create a market, the highest bidder often prevails. To strike a good deal for a team, front offices target players further away from free agency, offering life-changing money in exchange for giving away those precious free-agent opportunities.

It might be too soon to call Cooperstown, but thanks to young stars such as Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa, baseball’s premium positions are extremely well-stocked — now and into the future.

George on not resting in the second half: “What were we going to rest for? We wanted this game tonight. We needed this game tonight. We were just going to give it everything we had.”

Hill told ESPN that he has felt an improvement with his back since Game 4.

Jose Calderon will start in place of Hill, who came to the Cavs in February via trade from Sacramento. Hill, 31, is averaging 8.7 points and 1.7 assists in the postseason.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue did not provide any details on Hill’s injury or his status going forward in the series. Hill received four injections in an attempt to play in Game 4.

Calderon has been in and out of Cleveland’s lineup all season. He’s averaging 3.3 points and 14 minutes in the series.

The right-handed pitcher did display the best fastball he has thrown in four starts this season, staying in the 97-98 mph range, throwing six pitches of 100 mph or more and hitting 101.0 twice. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the 23-year-old became just the seventh starter in the past decade to reach at least 101.0 mph with a pitch.

The biggest damage against Ohtani was done by Astros nine-hole hitter Derek Fisher, who hit a two-run shot to dead center in the bottom of the fourth inning.
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I feel like people have opinions and stuff and think this is going Ronnie Stanley Jersey to happen and this is going to happen, but nobody really knows at the end of the day, Chubb said. So I feel like a lot of people are just saying stuff just to get clicks and stuff on their website, but nobody really knows what’s going to happen. So that’s why there’s so much uncertainty and so much confusion.
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He is proud that his son is widening the gap between the business of the NFL and the business of amateur athletics, which Jack Harbaugh said has shrunk to almost no gap at all.

Jim Harbaugh approaches, putting the finishing touches on a ice cream cone.

I ask him what’s on the docket this week. The team will see a beautiful city of 10 million people. They’ll visit the Eiffel Tower again, this time with the opportunity to take an elevator to the top. They’ll take a boat ride on the Seine River, walk an island, engage in a paintball battle and visit Normandy Beach.

It’s a great opportunity to connect with the team, Jim Harbaugh said. I like that part as much as anything, but also the history, and the things that you learn yourself, and what others around you experience, make the trip so much more valuable when you’re here with a big group. Who knows what will happen? It’s an adventure.

Limited Youth Justin Abdelkader Jersey Tom Pelissero of NFL Media recently reported, citing an anonymous offensive coordinator, that Jackson won’t be able to throw the ball at the next level.

He’s an awesome athlete, the unnamed assistant coach told Pelissero, via Bleacher Report. He will not be able to play [quarterback] in this league 鈥?mark my words. When he throws, he hopes.
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When it comes to fact, unnamed sources fuel journalism in all forms. When it comes to opinion, unnamed sources aren’t reliable, especially when it comes to the multi-dimensional game of chess, checkers, and chicken that is the draft. Without having any way to assess the reliability of the source (including but not limited to whether his team secretly likes Jackson and hopes he slides and whether the offensive coordinator is represented by a firm that represents one of the other top quarterbacks and/or other players hoping to be drafted before Jackson) there’s no way to know how the source’s agenda is affecting the opinion. And when it comes to anonymous opinions from scouts and coaches who will be drafting players regarding the players to be drafted, the source’s agenda is always an issue.

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Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo signed his restricted tender Friday, a source tells PFT.
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Probably the most unusual one we had was a guy named Ron Marciniak, and he loved Jerry Rice. And we were concerned about Jerry Rice ’cause he didn’t run real fast. And he got up on our scouting table and he said, I’ve seen this guy nine times, this and that and so forth. But I think that’s the biggest debate we ever had, and then we were stunned because we were ready to draft him 鈥?there was never any indication that San Francisco was gonna take Rice [after trading with the Patriots one spot ahead of the Cowboys].

I was here in Dallas, and I was in our offices on a Friday afternoon. There was some thought whether we were gonna play or not. We went to the stadium [Municipal Stadium, Cleveland], we had to go down to the dugout and then walk up the steps to the locker room. There was this big rotund cop that sat out there on a steel chair, a folding chair. Coach Landry was always leery that Paul Brown had the locker room bugged.

Exercising the option puts him on the books for more than $9 million in 2019, which seems rich considering his performance so far. But it’s only guaranteed for injury, so if he underwhelms again things could change.

Womens Harry Carson Jersey The NFL’s 2018-19 schedule, released Thursday, showed 13 potential concert/NFL game conflicts.

Sheeran’s tour is scheduled to stop at eight NFL stadiums during the season, forcing nine teams to play on the road that weekend.

Sheeran will play at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 21 and 22 鈥?pushing both the Jets and Giants onto the road during Week 3.

Taylor Swift’s tour is sending three teams on the road, including the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 鈥?and Beyonc茅 and Jay Z are displacing two others, including the San Francisco 49ers from Levi’s Stadium in Week 4.

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After taking Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye in the first two rounds last year, they don’t need to add anyone else at that position.
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Six years removed from his playing days, Udoka is now a fixture on the Spurs bench next to head coach Gregg Popovich. Udoka can usually be seen next to Pop, sometimes separating his mentor from NBA referees when Pop feels compelled to give officials an earful.

When the five-time NBA champion coach sees red and prepares to go after the referee unfortunate enough to draw his ire, Udoka is usually the assistant tasked with preventing a ruckus.

After getting just a single rushing touchdown from the running back position in 2017, the Seahawks have made running back their top need to address in the draft. Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Mike Davis return at the position as well, but injuries were a significant hindrance last season.

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The Panthers took the Maryland wideout with the 24th overall pick, making him the first wide receiver taken after a run on interior linemen.

Having Smith-like production would be all the Panthers could ever hope for, as their receiving corps is in a state of flux.

They traded for Torrey Smith and signed Jarius Wright in free agency to supplement Devin Funchess, but Moore gives them a player with game-breaking potential. He ran a 4.42-second 40 at the combine, and they didn’t have that kind of deep speed.
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The whole time, Torres kept pushing for a first big-league call-up as he was hitting .347 with one homer and 11 RBIs in in 14 games.

The Yankees finally agree that it’s time to call up their No. 1 prospect, a Venezuelan whom they acquired from the Chicago Cubs two summers ago when they traded closer Aroldis Chapmen.

Torres was pulled from his Triple-A game on Saturday and reportedly will be called up by the Yankees to make his Major League debut on Sunday at Yankee Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jack Curry of the YES Network first reported Torres’ call-up.

Kerr made a point of mentioning how much better Thompson looks since being sidelined recently with a fractured thumb.

“He finally got some time off,” Kerr said. “So I think in hindsight, probably wasn’t the worst thing for him to get a few weeks off because he looks really, really fresh and sharp right now.”

Thompson agreed.

“Any time you can take a few games off, unfortunately it hurts when you do, but in the long run, we try to play till June every season,” Thompson said. “So I think it will help out in the long run.”

Giancarlo Stanton’s woes continued. He went hitless in four at-bats to watch his batting average fall to .185. Aaron Judge was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

In the eighth inning, umpires blew a call when Tyler Austin hit a groundball and reached base with Toronto first baseman Justin Smoak’s cleat about 6 inches off the bag while receiving the throw. Boone challenged it and, astoundingly, the result wasn’t changed, and umpires were showered with defeaning boos.

‘Hey coach, I want to play for you. I really appreciate you for giving me an opportunity. There aren’t too many head coaches out there like you.’

Those were the words  Camden (N.J.) three-star cornerback  Donald Williams shared with head coach Chris Ash in committing to the Scarlet Knights . And he wrote them for a reason. Though most players are recruited primarily by their area recruiters, Ash appears to have made Williams his personal assignment. The pair’s constant interaction is as big a reason for his pledge as any other, he admits.steelers_054

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Henrik Lundqvist Kids Jersey The Packers could have a competition for the starting job at right guard this offseason and two of the players who would likely be taking part have officially signed contracts with the team.
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Justin McCray and Lucas Patrick were both tendered as exclusive rights free agents and Tuesday’s transaction report from the NFL brought word that both of them have now signed those tenders. McCray, who also saw time at tackle, played in 13 games and made eight starts in 2017 while Patrick started two of the 12 games he appeared in last year.

Ray is 2-0 with a 5.74 ERA and has been somewhat inconsistent in his first three starts. He has 23 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings but he also has walked 11 and given up four home runs. Buster Posey hit a game-tying three-run homer off Ray in the fifth inning April 11, after which Ray was removed. The Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory.

Well, it’s not my decision, Keenum told Mike Klis of KUSA. It’s not. It really doesn’t matter what I want. But I know the guys upstairs. And I trust those guys. They’re bringing in exactly who they need to bring in in the draft and then afterwards to try and make this team the best team it can be.
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Keenum went from third option in Minnesota to one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league, leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game. But their pursuit of Kirk Cousins sent him looking for work, and he found it quickly in Denver.

So the fact they’re interviewing candidates for the fifth overall pick after giving Keenum a two-year, $36 million contract doesn’t faze him, despite all the chatter locally and nationally.

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Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the competition committee, cautioned last month that kickoffs face elimination unless the play becomes safer. The league is calling on special teams coordinators and head coaches to figure out if there is a way to cut down on concussions on kickoffs.
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Cordarrelle Patterson, one of the best in the business with five career kickoff return touchdowns, hopes kickoffs remain a part of the game.

Mitchell, obtained along with Headley from the New York Yankees on Dec. 12, has struggled with the Padres, although he did go six innings for the first time this season. He allowed three runs and five hits while striking out four and walking three. The Padres wanted him so badly that they agreed to take on Headley’s $13 million salary for this season.
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Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (1-1, 4.91) returns from his five-game suspension for throwing behind Colorado’s Nolan Arenado on Wednesday, starting a brawl. Tyson Ross is pushed back to Friday night in Arizona.
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Meredith wasn’t able to build on a productive 2016 because of a torn ACL in the preseason.

Now he gets to join one of the most accurate passers in the league, and a high-powered offense. It could also signal the departure of Saints RFA wideout Willie Snead, who visited the Ravens but hasn’t gotten an offer sheet yet.

The Bears don’t get any compensation since Meredith was tendered at the lowest level. And because of the uncertainty about his knee, they didn’t want to guarantee a higher tender Courtney Upshaw Authentic Jersey in order to secure his services or a draft pick.

Diggins-Smith, who joined BodyArmor nearly three years ago, said the size of the campaign, which is the brand’s biggest ad push in its history, makes her proud.

When I started with them, people would ask me where they could find it, she said. Things have changed.

BodyArmor’s direct shot at Gatorade isn’t a surprise; the two have tangled before.

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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.

Limited Womens Tyrod Taylor Jersey They can take as many of those as they want to, we’ll take the power plays, coach Peter DeBoer said. They take penalties, that’s a fact. During the season they do and we anticipated that it would be like that in the playoffs and it has been. It’s on us to make them pay for making those plays and decisions, and we have.

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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