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The Patriots proved that Gronk wasn’t indispensable last season, with some help from one-and-done second tight end Martellus Bennett. Losing Edelman is a bit iof a bummer for Brady to not throw to one of his best buds. But that’s about it.

Gronk is well, Gronk, and Cooks is a special speedy outside threat. But beyond them, the rest of those names, including the running backs, are interchangeable in the Patriots’ passing game.

The most versatile and dangerous is Hogan, equally hard to keep up with inside and on the perimeter. Further evidence of that came in the two TD passes Brady threw to him against the Lions deep and short — half of a 4-catch, 70-yard night.
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The downside to dedicating immense resources to Longshot, and the new Frostbite Engine that enabled it to be made, is that it feels as though potential advancements in the rest of the game were sacrificed to make those things possible.

Much has been made of the move to the Frostbite Engine, but its benefits besides the story mode are difficult to identify. While those benefits would be primarily related to graphical capabilities the game looks very similar to last year’s; anticipated improvements such as the sidelines or better player and team celebrations on the field are nowhere to be found.

Patriots’ Tom Brady thinks rigorous training program will soon be ‘norm’

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Tom Brady is sure he’s onto something.

The Patriots quarterback is known for his rigorous but robust training program, and believes others will soon realize the benefits are too great to ignore.

When he’s feeling good, Johnson can still protect the rim better than most and provide a defensive presence. He’s a low-usage, high-efficiency big man with a bit of range. Watching him shoot threes with his elongated windup is one of the great pleasures of the game. Johnson is also a delight to have in the locker room.
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The tangible effects of veteran leadership and mentorship are nebulous concerns. When things click, their contributions are heralded and praised. When things go south on young teams, their lack of presence is duly noted. Having old guys for the sake of veteran leadership isn’t a panacea for a young team finding its way. But there is something to be said for professionalism and old-man moxie.

We still don’t know what the Sixers will be, but we finally have a decent idea of what can they be on the court. Their development figures to be one of the key plot points this season, and with Redick and Johnson on board, there’s finally a chance at substantive success to go along with all the good times their young core should provide.

Titans fullback Jalston Fowler left the win over the Panthers, but just as a thigh bruise and should not miss much time.

Bengals safety Shawn Williams left Saturday’s game against the Chiefs in the second quarter with a right elbow injury.

Colts cornerback Quincy Wilson, a second-round pick from Florida, suffered a knee injury against the Cowboys in the first half and did not return.

Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts suffered a painful rib injury against the Texans and did return after being taken to the locker room.

Steelers’ Martavis Bryant claims late hit from Colts DB was ‘definitely intentional’

Martavis Bryant was not pleased about the hit he received from Colts safety Matthias Fairley in the second quarter of the Steelers’ preseason loss to the Colts on Saturday.

The receiver said the late hit was “intentional” since he was already being brought down by Colts cornerback Vontae Davis.

As singer Andra Day performed the United States national anthem before the NFL season opener, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a knee on the sideline.

Marshall was showing solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who chose not to stand during the national anthem before preseason games as a form of protest.

Kaepernick and Marshall were team-mates at the University of Nevada.

“While we encourage members of our organisation to stand during the national anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision,” the Broncos said in a statement.

Kaepernick is protesting for what he says is the oppression “of black people and people of colour”.

He says he will continue to sit until significant change in how police officers treat minorities occurs.

His stance has gained momentum with 49ers team-mate Eric Reid, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane and United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe all kneeling before recent games.seahawks_129

Kevin Durant has the last laugh after looking sour at the ESPYs

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Honestly, this makes sense. It’s not dissimilar to the roasts during the beginning of the Academy Awards, when one actor is always cast as the overly upset one when the camera roams the crowd.

What made this work was how well KD sold it. Even with his mom next to him cracking up, Durant didn’t so much as smirk. He internalized it all and made everyone (including us) believe it was real.

Simmons is Tony Allen for a new generation, with less marketing genius. The Spurs have an advantage with restricted status, but someone could certainly sneak in there with a quick offer sheet as San Antonio attempts to make a big move. Paying Simmons $15 million a year seems like a huge risk given his lack of offensive punch.=

Hardaway has no lack of offensive punch. If Paul Millsap leaves the Hawks but Hardaway comes back, he could end up as Atlanta’s leading scorer! It’d be empty calories in large part, though: Hardaway isn’t much of a defender or a playmaker for others.
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There’s a big risk that with a larger shooting load, his efficiency will crash. He’s shot quite well on two-pointers without drawing many fouls: that’s a volatile situation to be in. In addition, he already takes a high volume of threes. Any additional threes could be especially tough, and lower his long-range efficiency.

John Wall’s charity shows local kids they can find a way

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On Friday, for the fourth year in a row the John Wall Foundation donated backpacks and school supplies to local children from first to eighth grades at the Rosedale Community Center in Northeast Washington. Every year, Wall steps into the community and donates free backpacks and school supplies to children in need in the surrounding community.

Normally the event is packed, and despite the sweltering heat, this year was no different. It was about 93 degrees in Washington, but there were children everywhere running around on the football field of the community center. They were going from booth to booth with painted faces, searching for any water to help them cool off.

For now, Brogdon doesn’t know if he’ll make a game-to-game protest a la Kaepernick’s knee.

What he does know, however, is he won’t let his athlete status pigeonhole him into speaking only about basketball. The thought of putting athletes in a bubble is absurd and implies they don’t have the educational background to comment on things outside of sports, he said.

Instead, he’s going to speak out and encourage other athletes to do the same.

I think it’s our duty. I don’t think it’s something we have a choice to do, said Brogdon. I think it’s our duty if you have the platform. If you’re comfortable enough, you should speak out. It’s the morally right thing to do.

The Raptors’ saving grace may be that few teams have needs at point guard and big salary space to lock up with a 31-year-old. Lowry’s worth a massive contract, but this might be the wrong year to maximize his earnings with more affordable options right behind him.
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NBA expected to approve rules that limit rest for star players

Limited Mens Prince Amukamara Jersey In response to the growing trend of resting star players, NBA owners are expected to approve a new set of rules in September that would govern such behavior from teams and coaches, according to USA Today Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt.

The new rules would attempt to reduce times that teams rest healthy players, especially for nationally televised games and other highly anticipated matchups. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has hinted that the rules may involve not resting multiple stars during a single game or not resting starters on the road.

Contention between the NBA and teams has ramped up, along with the actual number of players who are rested during the regular season. Yes, it mostly applies to the teams at the top, which have the luxury of resting players. But those same teams have the biggest stars and the most nationally televised games, too. Five years ago, the NBA fined a team that rested players before thinking better of it. Now, it appears ready to take action once again.

So as we honor 25 years of this great team, it also made me wonder what other crazy Dream Team vintage items exist in the world today. Nineteen ninety-two was a bold time for design and pop culture, so I knew my results would not let me down. This isn’t a search for vintage jerseys — those are easy to find. We’re looking for other stuff.
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Someone needs to be wearing this at a music festival as soon as possible. How often do you get this many legends on a jacket that looks like its made out of the same material they make tarps out of. Makes me wonder if these were stuffed inside actual Kellogg’s cereal boxes.

Marvin Jones and Lions teammates had an amazing double dutch jump rope touchdown celebration

The NFL eased up its rules against celebrations in the end zone during the offseason. Now, group celebrations, going to the ground, and using the ball as a prop will be allowed.

NFL is all set to ease up on celebration penalties, but still no twerking

Our first great group celebration came from the Lions, after a Marvin Jones Jr. touchdown. After his score, he pretended to double dutch with T.J. Jones and Golden Tate.

Hopefully players around the league take notes, and we get a league-wide competition to come up with the best group celebrations.

This is a shift toward making the NFL more fun, and that’s a step in the right direction.

As the featured team on this year’s season of Hard Knocks, the Bucs are getting the national TV treatment for their second preseason game. It will be televised on ESPN, with the Monday Night Football crew of Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden calling the action. Fans can stream it online at WatchESPN.

The Jaguars opened their preseason with a 31-24 win over the New England Patriots, thanks to a handful of massive plays from their second-teamers. Chad Henne hooked up with Keelan Cole on a 97-yard touchdown, while Corey Grant had a 79-yard score and Dede Westbrook pitched in with a 42-yard touchdown of his own.

Unfortunately, the team is dealing with more injury problems this week. Marqise Lee went down in practice with a high-ankle sprain and could miss the rest of preseason, while prized rookie Leonard Fournette is sitting out this game with a foot injury. The Jaguars selected Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick and plan to build the offense around him, so his absence will be felt. Fournette had nine carries for 31 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut last week.redskins_104_04c8f2d3c700ebe5-180x180

Murray announced in 2014 that he had Stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to his liver and lungs.

Despite his advanced age, Cullen played a vital role in bringing Pittsburgh back-to-back championships as a fourth-line center and trusted penalty killer. He’ll be missed in the locker room, too, which has thinned out quite a bit with the departures of Nick Bonino, Trevor Daley and Ron Hainsey this summer.

Add Cullen to that list.

It was probably the hardest decision I ever had to make to leave the Penguins, Cullen told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It’s really hard to say goodbye. Pittsburgh has been a second home for us. It’s been the best two years of our lives as a family. Winning two years in a row … it makes it difficult to say goodbye.

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Bryan Murray’s strength and character were reflected in the teams he coached and the teams he built over decades of front office excellence. While his warmth and dry sense of humor were always evident, they were accompanied by the fiery competitiveness and determination that were his trademarks. As we mourn Bryan’s passing, we celebrate his many contributions to the game — as well as his courage. The National Hockey League family sends our deepest condolences, comfort and support to Bryan’s family, his many friends and all whose lives he influenced.

The greatest and most disappointing MLB Players Weekend nicknames, ranked

Now that MLB’s Players Weekend jerseys and hats have officially been revealed in advance of the end-of-August celebration, it’s time to start judging people. Lightly, of course, but judging is happening nonetheless.

We’ve already called out the players who decided not to use a nickname at all, since they clearly hate fun. (It’s also possible that the league refused to approve their nickname requests for one reason or another, but let’s just go with hates fun for right now.)

So this is the time to look through the entirety of the league’s nicknames and see who really stepped up to the plate here (baseball puns!) and who struck out looking. Below, the greatest and most awful nicknames from around baseball based on no real rankings system and put in whatever order I thought to put them in while writing this.

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The Dodgers don’t have player with his own $495 shoe, a dad who screams about his son to anyone who will listen, or a reality show following his family … and that’s just the way they like it. Bellinger will never be that guy, instead likely making headlines only for his on-field play and lack of knowledge about 1990s sitcom stars.

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I don’t think in your wildest dreams you’d expect to be called up to the big leagues and have this kind of success, he said.

Clayton Kershaw could miss 4-6 weeks with back injury

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left Sunday’s start after just two innings with right lower back tightness, the second such season in a row that back issues have popped up for the left-hander.
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Kershaw grimaced after throwing a breaking ball to Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers in the second inning, prompting manager Dave Roberts to run to the mound along with trainer Nathan Lucero. After a few questions and warmup pitches, Kershaw remained in the game, finishing the inning.

But he was pinch hit for in the bottom of the second, making Sunday his shortest start since May 17, 2014.

The ESPN part of the streaming service will feature about 10,000 sporting events each year and have content from the MLB, NHL, MLS, collegiate sports and tennis’ Grand Slam events, which seems to mean that the ESPN app and streaming service you know and love right now is getting a makeover and a shot of energy.

Will he get there? That’s the thing about pacing: just as easily as Stanton upped his pace, he can also see it drop. And he wouldn’t even have to be playing poorly for it to happen, as the 40-plus-homer pace he was previously on can attest to. What we do know is every dinger he hits sets a new career-high for one of the most prolific sluggers of his era, and that three homers from now, he’s going to reach 250 for his career amid his age-27 season, which is pretty great for anyone, never mind someone who has only averaged 120 games per season since becoming a full-time big-leaguer.
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Stanton has special power that pitcher-friendly Marlins Park cannot contain, and it might be peaking right now. Chris Davis was the last 50-homer hitter in MLB, back in 2013, and before that, Jose Bautista went yard 54 times in 2010. We might not have to wait much longer for the next one in MLB if Stanton keeps this torrid pace up for even a few more weeks.