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Vikings WR Cayleb Jones Jersey suspended 4 games for violating NFL PED policy

The NFL has suspended Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones the first four games of the 2018 season for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy.
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Jones will be able to practice during the offseason and play in all preseason games, but will serve the four-game suspension without pay.

The Ravens trade into the back of the first round, tapping into Johnny U’s alma mater for a quarterback who’s a lot different. Jackson will be groomed well behind Joe Flacco thanks to offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who once helped turn Authentic Noah Syndergaard Jersey Colin Kaepernick into a star and former Raven Tyrod Taylor into a solid starter. Jackson will push Baltimore toward a more dynamic, versatile offense with Hayden Hurst in tow.

Sources connected to the QB tell us… he was admitted to a hospital in Humble, TX on Monday. He had been in the area to attend the JMBLYA concert with friends after playing in a golf tournament hosted by friend and former Texas A&M teammate Mike Evans.

Manziel’s rep, Denise Michaels, tells us… ‘It seems like he had a reaction to an adjustment in his prescription. He’s fine and headed home.’
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Moore didn’t equate his playing style directly to that of Smith, but he did offer two names 鈥?Jarvis Landry and Percy Harvin 鈥?as players to whom he likens his skill set.

They both play with aggressiveness and (getting) yards after the catch is something that they do best, Moore said.

Landry and Harvin both have operated as weapons out of the slot, with their specialty coming from making plays after the catch. While Moore does play with aggressiveness at the catch point and after the catch, he isn’t as aggressive in the trash talking department 鈥?something directly opposite of Smith.
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I flip the switch, but I don’t talk. I let my play do the talking, Moore said.

No punishment for Lions or Matt Patricia

As far as the NFL is concerned, the matter of Matt Patricia’s past is closed.

The league has announced that it will not discipline either the Lions or Patricia, after a 1996 incident in which the head coach was accused of sexual assault.

None of this means that the NFL colluded when keeping Kaepernick unemployed. But what better way to throw dirt on the collusion trail than to try to twist and distort the real reasons for the universal (and potentially coordinated) decision to distance the league from a player whom multiple evaluators did indeed regard as a starting-caliber player?

Regardless of whether collusion is proven, and despite the reality that Kaepernick would be employed right now but for his protests, alternative facts have become a very real and viable basis for shouting down anyone who looks at the situation, considers the facts, and says, “Yeah, he’s getting screwed.” However that strategy came to be, the NFL should bottle it and sell it to Washington, D.C.

The ball will be dead if it touches the ground in the end zone. In the past the returner could pick up the ball off the ground in the end zone and run it out, but now it would be a touchback immediately if it touches the ground in the end zone. These rules are likely to result in fewer high-speed collisions on kickoffs and, the NFL hopes, fewer concussions.

“I’ll be ready for training camp, but [the team] is going to be overly cautious either way,” Sherman said.

There’s little reason for the 49ers to be anything but cautious with Sherman at this point in the calendar and that will continue to be the case for the next few months as they want the veteran to avoid any setbacks that would impact his availability come September. We’ll find out what that means for his preseason availability down the line, but, for now, the goal of having him in the lineup for Week One appears well within reach.
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Bucs coordinator Mike Smith Jersey: We have to be better

The Buccaneers were last in the league in sacks and passing yards allowed last year, so it stands to reason that they spent most of their offseason capital on that side of the ball.
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So defensive coordinator Mike Smith knows the expectation will be on improvement.

Artie Burns Authentic Jersey It’s got to be a hell of a lot better than what we put out there last year, Smith said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. I’ve said it many times. The numbers are not anywhere close to what we’ve got to do. We’ve got to be more consistent in everything we do, and it starts in the meeting rooms, in building trust with one another across the board. That’s the most important thing.

When Kerr points to Curry’s leadership as being key to Golden State’s success in the same way Tim Duncan was for the San Antonio Spurs during their dynasty, this is what he means.
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This guy is a two-time MVP, and he bounces back from bad games as well as anybody I’ve ever seen, Kerr said. So it didn’t surprise me.

This time, Curry found his way back by driving to the basket and around defenders who were crowding him on the perimeter to contest his outside shots.

According to ESPN Stats & Information tracking, Curry hit 8 of 9 shots in the restricted area in Game 3, with the 16 points there being his most in a playoff game and tied for the most in any game.

Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said after Manziel signed that Manziel will have to prove himself if he’s going to unseat starter Jeremiah Masoli.

Let me tell you something right now, he’s got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah, Jones said of Manziel. He’s got a lot to catch up on, but he’ll spend the time to get that done. I know he will because he’s already learned that lesson.

Masoli was a two-year starter Trai Turner Jersey at Oregon, but coach Chip Kelly kicked him off the team after he was involved in multiple issues of off-field misconduct. He transferred to Ole Miss and started one year there. He’s been in the CFL since 2012 and threw 15 touchdown passes and five interceptions for the Tiger-Cats last year.

Manziel reportedly makes a salary of $122,000 for the Tiger-Cats, while Masoli reportedly makes $235,000, so the Tiger-Cats have a bigger investment in Masoli. They’re not just going to hand the job to Manziel. He’ll have to earn it.

Just make sure it’s only a little fun, guys.

Tyrod Taylor: Baker Mayfield Jersey presence won’t change the way I work

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The Browns have insisted since the draft that Tyrod Taylor is their starting quarterback and head coach Hue Jackson did so again on Monday during a pre-OTA golf outing.
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Mayfield is unlikely to go the way of Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Ricky Stanzi or Nathan Enderle and the long-term job security won’t get any better in Cleveland, but anything Taylor can do to show he’s the best choice right now should serve him well as the Browns try to get to two wins in a season for the first time since 2015.
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Bowles added that he wanted to see Bridgewater out there throwing and competing with everyone else and things got off to a good start on that front Tuesday. According to multiple reports from Jets practice, Bridgewater, who has only played a handful of plays since injuring his knee in August 2016, followed Josh McCown in quarterback drills with first-round pick Sam Darnold going third in the order.

Bridgewater continued to work in team drills, so it seems like any limitations are minor ones at this point in the schedule.

Several of those reports include video of Bridgewater dropping back and throwing passes and he looks smooth enough doing it, although that’s the bare minimum you’d expect during a May practice conducted at a comfortable pace. If Bridgewater should continue to look good as things ramp up, it will make for a more interesting quarterback competition this summer.

So far, Matt Harvey is making good on his second chance.

The former Mets ace Trevor Linden Youth jersey allowed only one run over six innings for his first win with the Cincinnati Reds, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam in the last two seasons on Tuesday night for a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

John Elway Jersey: Bolts might be team to beat in AFC West

Free agency is mostly done. The draft has been wrapped up in a tight bow. We’ve hit the portion of the NFL calendar where the next several months the void will be filled mostly by large men running around in shorts, sans pads.
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The Chargers have Dino Ciccarelli Womens Jersey a proven franchise quarterback, weapons at receiver, a workhorse running back, and an improved offensive line. Los Angeles also boasts what could be the best defense in the NFL in 2018, with a dynamic pass-rushing duo, and a deep group of lockdown corners. The addition of rookie safety Derwin James gave the Chargers D playmakers at every level.

Surely, those positives are what Elway sees on paper.

Keke Coutee Kids Jersey Harden scored 41 to lead the Rockets, who lost at home for the second time this postseason.
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You’re not going to come in and just knock them out, Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. There were too many times where we had mental lapses. We didn’t switch properly, turned the ball over and missed too many layups. We need to do a better job of staying up mentally.

Now the Rockets are left to regroup after losing their leg up in the homecourt advantage they worked all season for.

It’s nice to have home court, D’Antoni said. (But) we don’t have it. Now we’ve got to go get it.

Severino mixed his fastball well with his changeup and slider, but got no strikeouts or even swings and misses on his breaking stuff. He got 10 swings and misses on his fastball, which had its typical high-90s zip. He hasn’t lost since April 10 in Boston.

Jed Lowrie’s single in the fifth brought home Jonathan Lucroy. It cut the Yankees’ lead to 3-1. Lucroy scored from second. Right field Aaron Judge almost threw Lucroy out at home but the ball short hopped catcher Gary Sanchez, who couldn’t handle it. Judge was given an error.

Adrian Peterson Not Planning To Retire, Mentions Multiple Teams Have Made Contact

Nearly two months after the Cardinals released Adrian Peterson, the 11-year veteran has experienced an off-the-radar free agency stay. Unlike last offseason, he hasn’t been connected to any teams since his Arizona departure. But he’s not planning to retire.

For a time, Tiger Woods would embrace the destiny his father had forecast for him, paying homage to the history of the sport, to the lonely pioneers such as Lee Elder and Charlie Sifford, black pros who endured the insults and indignities of playing a game in a white world that could not have been more metaphoric of the impediments to the American dream for black people. As with Michael Jordan, the seasoned Nike ad machine was there, choreographing the legend that was being built on the course, the ads voiced over by the father (even after Earl Woods died in 2006), reinforcing his specialness, packaging his destiny.

Also signed were second-round choices Kemoko Turay and Tyquan Lewis, fourth-round running back Nyheim Hines, fifth-round pick Daurice Fountain, sixth-round picks Jordan Wilkins and Deon Cain as well as seventh-rounders Matthew Adams and Zaire Franklin.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler re-iterated what he said after Friday night’s collapse against the New York Mets.

Hector Neris will close out games for the Phillies when he is the best option.

Neris is 1-3 with a 5.17 ERA. He has eight saves in 11 chances and has entered in the ninth inning in 16 of 17 chances.

Two of the blown saves came this week – the only two losses in a six-game stretch – and both of them were spectacular. He didn’t record an out in a 5-4 loss to Washington Sunday, giving up two hits, two walks, a hit batter and two runs.
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Manning put away that toughness Monday to cuddle up with some puppies for Guiding Eyes, a nonprofit that matches guide dogs to people with vision loss. Manning has been involved with the organization for more than a decade.

Larry Allen Authentic Jersey You see the impact these guide dogs have on people’s lives, giving them their independence and freedom to live a fuller life, Manning said. That’s a great gift to give somebody.

Of course, it wasn’t all McConnell — Dario Saric emerged after struggling all series, leading the聽Sixers with 25 points. The Celtics impressively defended Joel Embiid again — he shot聽6 of聽15 — but he still managed 15 points, 13 rebounds and two assists. Ben Simmons had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

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On the flipside, the Sixers finally managed to slow down rookie Jayson Tatum, who scored 20 points but was 6 of 15 from the field before scoring when the game was already out of reach late in the fourth quarter.

The Sixers-Celtics will return to action for Game 5 in Boston on Wednesday, time TBD.

Also at the game: ex-Sixers center Dikembe Mutombo and rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

Panthers sign five draft picks, including Donte Jackson Jersey

The Panthers announced Thursday they signed five of their eight draft choices.
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Norton, who played at Miami, was the 242nd overall pick. In his three seasons as a Hurricane, Norton compiled 84 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and five sacks.

Carolina’s seven undrafted rookies 鈥?Womens Steve Larmer Jersey quarterback Kyle Allen, running back Reggie Bonnafon, guard Kyle Bosch, linebacker Chris Frey, guard Taylor Hearn, guard Brendan Mahon and defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle 鈥?also signed contracts Thursday.

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I’m not going to rush him out there. I’m not going to expose him, Pederson said, via ESPN.com. He’ll be ready when he’s ready, and when we feel he’s ready. Right now, we’re encouraged with the progress he’s making.

Wentz has not been cleared to do anything in practice beyond rehab work and throwing the ball, something that is unlikely to change until training camp. His level of participation as August unfolds will give the best idea about his odds of being in the lineup against the Falcons on September 6.

Should Matt Patricia have volunteered information about his past indictment?
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This one’s well-known but just as strange: Then Saints coach Mike Ditka traded his entire 1999 draft (and his first and third picks in the 2000 draft) for Texas running back Ricky Williams. The Saints gave away eight picks in total, including two first rounders, to move up from the No. 12 spot to No. 5.

Ditka wasn’t wrong about the potential in Williams, who ended up rushing for over 10,000 yards in his career. But he accomplished most of that in Miami after lasting just three years in New Orleans.

Pete Carroll wants Shaquem Griffin Jersey to focus on football 鈥?and he is

With the draft in the rear-view mirror and rookie minicamp underway, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows it鈥檚 important for one of the best stories of the draft to make football his full focus.
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[Shaquem] looked very aggressive, Carroll said. We had to slow him down some early on in the practice and in the walk Authentic Justin Gilbert Jersey through, he was going too hard. So we had to chill him out a little bit. But he鈥檚 very excited about being here. He鈥檚 a very good looking prospect. He鈥檚 big and fast and had a good feel for what鈥檚 going on. Obviously, [brother Shaquil Griffin] had done a little bit of tutoring 鈥?he was ahead of us a little bit with his learning, which was good.

As a fifth-round pick, there鈥檚 no guarantee that Shaquem Griffin will make the 53-man roster. But he likely slid due more to the fact that he鈥檚 missing a hand than the notion that he can鈥檛 bring it. He definitely can, and he鈥檚 now getting the chance to show what he can do.

Not to be cocky, Boone recent said via Craig, but I feel I鈥檓 a little talented.

Limited Mens Jalen Collins Jersey Boone, who played at the University of Cincinnati, will get a chance to prove his talent in the competition for the third tailback spot on the roster, behind Cook and Latavius Murray. The other contenders include undrafted rookie Roc Thomas and third-year veteran Mack Brown, who has only 16 career regular-season carries.

While the measurable are off the charts, Boone鈥檚 college performance wasn鈥檛 eye-popping. He had 463 yards rushing (4.2 per attempt) in 2017 and 388 yards (3.7) in 2016. In 2015, he cranked out 717 yards, along with an average of 7.5 yards per rush.

Limited Mens Jonathan Bullard Jersey As a result, Boone was available to be signed by any team. The Vikings pounced, and now Boone will have a chance to translate his strength, speed, and jumping skills into the kind of performance that will make him the ideal complement to Cook and Murray.

Acquired Marcus Morris from the Detroit Pistons in a deal in which the Celtics moved Avery Bradley to clear the necessary cap space to sign Hayward.

Morris overcame early-season knee troubles to be a crucial contributor and scored 21 points in Boston’s Game 1 win Sunday.

Signed Daniel Theis out of Germany to a minimum-salary contract. Theis emerged as a key rotation player before tearing his meniscus in mid-March.

Signed Aron Baynes to a one-year, $4.3 million deal after he turned down a $6.5 million option in Detroit. Baynes has cemented himself as a full-time starter who adds muscle to a back line and eases the defensive load on Horford.

Alex Avila (L), 1 percent, Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals (RHP Jeremy Hellickson): On Saturday, Avila draws the platoon advantage against Hellickson, one of the lowest-ranked hurlers on the slate — and a pitcher who posted a nearly identical ERA (5.43) and K/9 (5.27) in 30 starts last season. The Arizona backstop is off to a slow start, but he sported a .377 wOBA versus righties in 2017.

Brandon McCarthy (R), 12 percent, Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds: The Athletic’s Eno Sarris notes McCarthy has added a slider to his arsenal, with encouraging results. The pitch is harder, and breaks a little less than his curve, giving hitters something else to think about. The last thing the Reds need is something else to think about as they sit in the bottom five when it comes to wOBA versus righties.

Vince Velasquez (R), 15 percent, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Speaking of former prospects trying to regain some status, Velasquez is off to a nice start. He was knocked around in his debut (seven runs allowed, four earned), but has reeled off three quality starts since then, totaling a 2.41 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 19 innings. The Diamondbacks are no pushovers, but Velasquez at his best handles anyone. He can miss bats, limit walks and get relatively deep into games.

Jack Flaherty (R), 21 percent, St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates: Flaherty’s rotation spot will be in jeopardy once Adam Wainwright returns from the disabled list, so let’s take advantage of the young righty while we can.canucks_011