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Lauletta shouldn’t expect to see the field anytime soon, but the idea that the Giants are rock solid at quarterback for many years, as head coach Pat Shurmur said, is wishful thinking.
Not that Lauletta, or anyone, is thinking that far ahead. He was handed a playbook for the first time on Friday, and Shurmur made it clear he planned on taking it slowly with the rookies.
On Friday, Pedrique was like the mayor of Yankee Stadium. More than a dozen Yankees embraced him. Hitting coach P.J. Pilliettre, who coached with Pedrique for five seasons, took a picture with him.
It’s always fun to see those kids, Pedrique said. They play so hard. They work so hard. They all deserve to be up here. And P.J., what he does is amazing — a great guy, a true professional. He does a great job.(Infield coordinator) Carlos Mendoza), he does a great job.
Many deny that their actions have anything to do with a coming presidential run, but they unmistakably play off the chords of campaigns past, seeking a way to break through a political maw that has been focused more on the latest actions of the president and the coming midterm elections.
I don’t want to speak to Democrats only, says Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who recently appeared on ABC’sJimmy Kimmel Live to riff on the Founding Fathers’ vision of patriotism and love.
I’m talking to us as Americans, about how this is a moral moment.
In front of policy conferences and campaign rallies for congressional candidates, former vice president Joe Biden has been updating his own paeans to the middle class, repeating his thematic refrain thatAmerica is all about possibilities. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has broadened her calls for people tofight back, and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) has demanded thatwe must speak truth.
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May 18, 2018
Giants co-owner John Mara reiterated his stance on star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday night 鈥?he wants Beckham to be a Giant for a long time.
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The last time Mara faced microphones and tape recorders, in March at the owners’ meetings, he was being peppered with questions about whether the Giants wanted to trade Beckham. Six weeks later, Beckham is still a Giant, and Mara wants to keep it that way.
Asked if Patricia did anything wrong in the incident, Wilson said, I’m not saying anything. I’m tired of talking to people. So just I’ll talk to Matt and then you probably need to make contact with the Detroit Lions from now on.
Dietrich did not respond to a message left on his cell phone, and a woman answering the phone at his home said he was not available before hanging up on a reporter.
Dietrich’s attorney in the case was Sheldon Weisfield. Reached by phone late Wednesday, he would only say:
I don’t remember the case and you can’t refresh my recollection. That was 20 years ago, Weisfield said, noting he handles many criminal cases. They all run together. I don’t recollect that case.
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It’s one of the arguments some will make on how to fix this problem: Simply ban cheerleading in the NFL.聽But that’s not a solution. That’s just punishing the cheerleaders for the horrible behavior of men.
Here’s one solution that would go a long way to making their lives better: unionize.
It would help modernize the cheerleader workplace, and establish a basic and fair pay scale. They could call it the National Football League Cheerleaders Association (you’re welcome).
Cheerleaders currently are at the mercy of individual teams. There’s no league policy on how they’re paid. This is the biggest problem. Union protection would help curb some of these issues.
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May 16, 2018
When the Saints were on the clock after the surprising decision to trade away next year’s first-round draft pick to move up in this year’s first round, there was widespread speculation that they must be planning to draft a quarterback. Because typically, that’s the only position that teams will give up two first-round draft picks to get.
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The defending champs have petered into the playoffs, having lost 10 of their past 17 games. The team has struggled without its leader, Stephen Curry, who will be sidelined for the opening round with an MCL injury. Can the team play at a high level without Steph? Can the Warriors turn it on during the playoffs? Is Steve Kerr’s voice still effective? Those are some of the questions facing the Warriors as they enter the postseason looking vulnerable.
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Kevin Durant. Golden State was 40-10 with Curry in the lineup and an underwhelming 17-14 when he was in street clothes. Durant, along with the rest of the team, has not been able to adjust to Curry’s departure in part because the Warriors are mostly running the same system in which the two-time MVP flourished. Will Kerr alter the offense and cater it toward Durant?
After being traded from Dallas to Oakland following the Austin acquisition, Switzer spoke to Patrik Walker of 247Sports about his role with the Cowboys .
The more I think on it, I think that they had a different plan for me than what I was capable of doing, Switzer said. I don’t know. Looking back I had two or three rushes in the NFL before receptions and I was taking reps at running back at times. I don’t know if [they] were trying to use me as like a scat-back or what. There was a lot of talk about my high school days and being a RB and I don’t think I ever fit that mold as a change-of-pace back or someone with slide sweeps and carries.
I don’t know if that’s the plan they had for me [because] it was never spoken, but when I try to piece these things together — that’s kind of what I’m thinking. … I think that had a little bit to do with it because I can’t really think of anything else. … I did, like coach [Jason] Garrett [told] me, I did everything [asked of me] and more. I felt like that, too. I’m not really sure. That’s about as good of a guess as I have.
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May 14, 2018
The Texans hired former Patriots scout James Liipfert as college scouting director.
Assistant G.M. Jimmy Raye III and assistant director of college scouting Mike Martin are also leaving Houston.
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It’s very much a dangerous sport, but it’s also so much more than a sport to me. … Sports are such a unifying experience and thing that we can get behind, and so I do struggle with that sometimes, but I also think, Well, these guys are going to play football, so they need someone who cares about them as people, and who takes their welfare very seriously. That’s the approach that I take, but I could understand how people would see it differently.
We’ve talked about their injury history, especially before the combine medical stuff. It’s such a big part of it, but being totally honest right now, I’m just trying to get them on the team. As soon as they suit back up, that is something that is so important to me. My dad was diagnosed with CTE when he passed, and I suspect a lot of his teammates are probably living with it right now. We’ll find out maybe when they pass if they had it too.
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A lot of my players, because of their upbringing, and their situation, aren’t quick to trust people. Maybe that’s because people have made promises to them in the past, people have not been there for them in the past, people have disappointed them.
While Rosen could go anywhere from second overall to the middle of the first round, Lamar Jackson might have even more volatility.
May 12, 2018
The top 10 is out of reach, but multiple teams between No. 11 and No. 18 like Jackson’s game. Many young offensive play-callers and coaches are on board with him as a future NFL quarterback, and his ability to develop in the complex Louisville offense under Bobby Petrino was no easy task.
Final quarterback-team predictions: Darnold-Browns, Mayfield-Jets, Allen-Bills, Rosen-Chargers, Jackson-Saints, Lauletta-Ravens, Rudolph-Jaguars, White-Dolphins, Falk-Patriots, Benkert-Bengals, Marshall’s Chase Litton-Cardinals, Memphis’ Riley Ferguson-Steelers, Toledo’s Logan Woodside-Titans, Ohio State’s JT Barrett-Seahawks, Texas Tech’s Nic Shimonk-Colts, Idaho’s Matt Linehan-Cowboys.
Ian Kennedy (R), 43.2 percent, Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays: Toronto’s lineup is much less threatening with Josh Donaldson (shoulder) and Kendrys Morales (hamstring) on the disabled list, making this clash an ideal time to squeeze another trial out of Kennedy’s surprising start to 2018 (1.00 ERA, 16 strikeouts, four walks in 18 frames). His swinging strike rate is only 7.4 percent, but he’s pounding the zone (68.1 first-strike percentage), which could help him churn through this spotty lineup and allow him to prove his worth as at least a deep-league spot play throughout the year.
Washington routed Pittsburgh early in the series, so the Penguins shifted their philosophy to a passive trap and baffled the Caps. As the New York Times put it, Game 7 was “an excruciating finish to a series that bordered on the implausible.” Sounds about right.
Washington was a Presidents’ Trophy-winning, 120-point team that was gutted in the first four games of this series as the Penguins took a 3-1 lead. The Capitals pushed the series to Game 6 back in Pittsburgh, and suddenly it looked like the hockey gods were going to favor them: The Penguins blew a lead in the third period on three straight delay-of-game penalties, and the game went to overtime.
It’s one of the greatest “what ifs” in Capitals history: What if Ovechkin had scored on that breakaway just three minutes into Game 7 on home ice, instead of Fleury snagging it with his mitt? Instead, it was Crosby who opened the scoring less than four minutes later. Ovechkin would score in the second period … after the Penguins had built a 5-0 lead, en route to their 6-2 Game 7 win.
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May 9, 2018
Tom Brady just did a live Q&A with Jim Gray at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica… and talked about everything from his NFL future to kneeling during the national anthem.
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The Jets somehow managed to destroy expectations while still finishing last in the AFC East with a 5-11 record. Bowles’ team either won or finished within one score in 12 of its 16 games.
If the Jets get average quarterback play out of Josh McCown again, with the potential of more than that from first-round pick Sam Darnold, they should be able to beat their record from last season. While they still have holes on their roster, particularly at pass-rusher, they could finish second in the AFC East in 2018 behind New England.
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I’m also told the only thing likely to back that process up is the volume of paperwork Gregory and his representatives are prepared to handover the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, paperwork that includes an impressive array of testimonials from high-profile people who support Gregory’s bid, and paperwork that includes evidence that his last failed drug test came almost two years ago and that he’s passed dozens of drug tests since.
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Dallas drafted Gregory despite its knowledge of his substance-use Cameron Erving Youth jersey issue, and he has been banned from the league for repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. He hasn’t played since the Cowboys’ final game of the 2016 season…. and yet the Cowboys hang on, in part because of the potential of the 6-5, 255-pound edge rusher, in part because of the position demonstrated by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who believes in both second chances and in Gregory’s intelligence and qualities as a person.
After the San Francisco 49ers began 2017 with a 1-10 record, trade acquisition Jimmy Garoppolo moved under center to win five straight games to end the year. While the 49ers aren’t unbeatable with Garoppolo at the helm, the only passers with better efficiency numbers than him last year were Jared Goff, Tom Brady and Alex Smith.
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May 7, 2018
On the weekend NFL teams are adding new draft talent, the Los Angeles Rams cut ties with one of their biggest draft mistakes of the last decade by sending former first-round pick Tavon Austin to the Dallas Cowboys for a sixth-round pick.
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Price isn’t a Travis Frederick-level prospect, but teams rarely look for centers of that caliber unless they fall into their laps. Price is a safer selection than Frank Ragnow (selected with the last pick by the Lions), and he’ll provide a quick upgrade for a team looking to get back to the first round of the playoffs again.
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His seven-year tenure with the organization was a disaster, resulting in a 31-84 record. He was fired three games into the 2008 season. The Lions would go on to finish the year without a win, the first time that had happened since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
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May 4, 2018
It seems Jared Goff was made for Hollywood. He’s tall, handsome, and athletic. He’s got clout in Los Angeles. And, as we know now, he’s a pretty good actor. The 23-year-old Rams quarterback has apparently been spending his offseason working out with a junior college football team, but not as Jared Goff. No, instead, Goff went undercover and transformed into Dreaj Foge — a former Division I quarterback who is a new arrival to the Ventura College football team in Southern California . With the help of Red Bull, who helped orchestrate the prank, Goff got himself some long, flowing locks, as well as some fake tattoos and a facial mole that you could parachute onto. He still looked a bit like Jared Goff, especially when he was chucking bombs down the field during practice, but apparently the disguise was enough to trick Ventura players into buying it. The reveal that came at the end of practice made it all worth it.
There was plenty of intrigue surrounding who the Cleveland Browns would take atop the 2018 NFL Draft. Would they go with the strong arm of Josh Allen? The pinpoint accuracy and unparalleled swagger of Baker Mayfield? The undeniable coolness and ridiculous upside of Sam Darnold? The all-around abilities of Saquon Barkley? The possibilities seemed endless, partly because when the Browns are drafting, anything is possible.
Cleveland decided to make the top pick as drama-free as possible. Reports all day on Thursday indicated that the Browns were enamored with Mayfield, and with the first pick, they selected the Heisman Trophy winning signal caller.
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For now, Guice is projected as a first- or second-round pick. He doesn’t know what to expect, except that he’s ready to exceed the expectations of the team that picks him.
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May 3, 2018
Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant live tweeted much of Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft, offering opinions, insight and, yes, push back against some who criticized him.
It makes for an entertaining follow as the three-time Pro Bowl selection continues to be a free agent with time on his hands.
When some began to question why he was tweeting about the Cowboys or what the Giants or Falcons might look like, he responded, “People please understand I’m just a fan of the game.. my opinions and thoughts are worthless.”
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Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (broken right hand) started Monday for Triple-A Las Vegas and allowed three runs over four innings. He is scheduled to make his season debut Saturday in San Diego.
Cardinals: RHP Sam Tuivailala and LHP Ryan Sherriff have reported to Triple-A Memphis for rehab assignments. Tuivailala is scheduled to throw Wednesday and Sherriff will throw later this week.
Mets LHP Steven Matz (1-1, 4.42 ERA) seeks his first win against St. Louis in the middle game of the series Wednesday night. Matz is 0-2 with an 8.64 ERA in two career starts against the Cardinals. They counter with RHP Michael Wacha (3-1, 4.22), who has won his last three starts.
The Jimmy Garoppolo effect has hit the sportsbooks.
Oddsmakers from BetOnline.ag believe the 49ers are going to win at least two more games than last season with the $137.5 million Garoppolo under center for a full season.
Garoppolo, who was traded to the 49ers from the Patriots this past season, helped lead the Niners to five straight wins to close out the season at 6-10. He completed 67.4 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns during his six games with San Francisco.
Bamba said his game fits into what the NBA is looking for — “guys who can really stretch the floor out at the 5, but be elite rim protectors who can guard the 1 through 5 positions,” and that in the five weeks since he has been preparing for the draft, he has been working on developing the mechanics of his outside jump shot.
“Making sure that my jump shot resembled more of a jump shot — you know, everything was smooth — rather than a catapult,” Bamba said. “I recently lowered my pocket, and my follow-through looks good and everything is smooth. I still got ways to go with my jump shot. But I’m pretty happy with the progression that I’ve made.”
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May 2, 2018
Saquon Barkley didn’t know the Giants were picking him until he saw the New Jersey area code on his phone soon after the Browns made Baker Mayfield the No. 1 overall choice.
They went 3-13 last year with a lot of injuries, but that’s football. That team is a lot better than 3-13. Very talented especially on the offensive side of the ball and the defensive side of the ball. You’ve got Eli Manning, a proven quarterback, a great wide receiving corps like by OBJ [Odell Beckham], one of the best Nino Niederreiter Jersey wide receivers in the NFL if not the best wide receiver in the NFL. To be able to put myself in the offense and hope, God willing, have the success I had in college and command the attention that I had in college in the backfield. It’s kind of like pick your poison and hopefully I can have that success at an early age.
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I liked Manaea as a sleeper this season and think when his slider is effective, as it usually is, he can realize his upside. Of course, I do not view him as a future ace or someone likely to keep a 1.63 ERA for long, and he is not exactly piling on the strikeouts so far, but an ERA in the 3.50 range for six months with eight K’s per nine innings works just fine for me. That should result in Manaea, assuming he remains healthy and wins a few, ending up a top-40 starter.
AJ Mass on Jose Berrios (No. 6): William Shakespeare once wrote, What is past is prologue. This quote can be interpreted in two ways: Either it means our history has doomed us, or conversely (and much more optimistically) that we can learn from our previous mistakes and choose to make a different future for ourselves. This is exactly how I feel about Berrios, because we’ve been down this road before.