Lions announce Ziggy Ansah has signed franchise tender

Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is locked up for another year.
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Maccagnan said the Jets project to have about $100 million in salary-cap space again next year, and expect they could have the most space in the league.

We still need more parts and pieces, but we feel good about our young core, he said. We feel good about the chemistry. I really, really liked our chemistry and our group of guys in the locker room. Next year, we won’t have a second, but we’ll have the rest of our draft picks. Then, we have all that cap space so we’ll be able to go out there and be active again in free agency or sign some of Ferguson Jenkins Womens Jersey our own players. [Leonard Williams] and some of the guys will eventually be coming up. We do feel good about it.

Regardless, and to quote Schwartz when Flick was hesitating to touch his tongue on the frozen flag pole, Go on, smartass, and do it.

Yes, NFL, go ahead and do it. When the owners get together in May, cast 32 votes to eliminate the kickoff for good.

We all know it’s coming. So we can talk about it for the next year or two, while the most dangerous play in the game remains part of the game, or we can just get rid of the damn thing now.

The plan for dealing with the most dangerous play in the game shouldn’t be using it less, it should be using it never. When there’s a dangerous table saw in a machine shop, a responsible foreman doesn’t say, Use it less. A responsible foreman says, Don’t use it at all.
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So do it. Quit talking about it, and do it. Replace with with Greg Sciano’s idea, first floated by Commissioner Goodell in 2012, to give the kicking team the ball at its own 30 yard line, facing fourth and 15. Punt the ball (a far less dangerous play, since players aren’t running directly at each other at full speed before impact), go for it, or run a fake punt.

Dolphins signing linebacker Terence Garvin

The Dolphins added some special teams help and linebacker depth as they tweak the roster before the draft.
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  Authentic Jersey Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Dolphins are signing linebacker Terence Garvin.

Garvin started three games for the Seahawks last year, and spent the previous season in Washington. His first three seasons were with the Steelers.

Of course, the fact that private workouts are permitted to happen through Wednesday of next week doesn’t mean that they should. As one experience agent observed on Wednesday, You’d have to be out of your mind to let a top player work out over the next seven days as most of these players have been traveling around the country since Easter and haven’t been working out. The risk of injury isn’t worth it.

Ultimately, the players and their agents have to decide how to balance the risk of injury during an eleventh-hour private workout against the potential reward of enhanced draft stock. There’s definitely something to be said for not assuming the risk of an injury that would cause a player’s draft stock to crater, so close to the draft Womens Mike Tolbert Jersey itself.

Irvin seemingly wants to make sure he gets his chance to hit King on the field for a change.

Irvin appeared to tweet a reference to King’s signing with the Broncos in the first place saying Y’all knew that’s where he wanted to b all along. King did say he was excited to kick in Denver’s altitude and he’s been incredibly successful kicking at elevation during his time with the Raiders.

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Alex Ovechkin scored twice on the power play and T.J. Oshie tied it with 3:35 left to give Washington a chance. When Philipp Grubauer was pulled for allowing four goals on 22 shots, Braden Holtby made seven saves, but now the Metropolitan Division champions are in a hole only 49 of 361 teams (13.6 percent) have dug out of to win a best-of-seven series.

Blue Jackets aim to take stranglehold vs. Capitals

The Washington Capitals played their way right back into their first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but it took a lot of extra effort to do so.
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The Capitals’ 3-2 victory on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena on a goal by Lars Eller at 8:09 of the second overtime narrowed their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference engagement.

With Game 4 scheduled for Thursday night at Nationwide, the Capitals find themselves with an opportunity to get even and regain home-ice advantage before the series heads back to Washington on Saturday. That scenario is certainly better than being down 3-0 and facing elimination on the opponents’ home ice.
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Extra periods have become a habit for the Capitals, not only in this series but in the playoffs in general. The double-overtime affair was the 13th multiple-goal game in franchise history, and Washington has a 4-9 record in those.

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Capitals coach Barry Trotz surely would like to break the overtime habit, but Tuesday’s result was certainly better than the first two outcomes.

We just want to win. If it takes eight periods, we just want to win, he said. We won one game today. We didn’t get what we wanted at home, and so our focus has to be on one game.

Matt Murray stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the series and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins are a win away from playing in the second round for the 11th time Womens Geno Smith Jersey in the last 12 seasons.

Crosby scored in the second period for a 4-0 lead and topped the team owner and Hall of Famer in Lemieux for most playoff points with 173.

A lot of his records aren’t going to be touched, Crosby said. The fact I can be close to him and around that one, I guess I’ve been fortunate to play in a number of playoff games helps a lot.

The Flyers were already on their second goalie by the time Crosby scored. The Penguins chased Brian Elliott early in the period after the maligned goalie allowed his 14th goal of the series. Michal Neuvirth relived Elliott and it didn’t matter. Neuvirth lost track of the puck behind the net and had his head turned to the right when Crosby found it and snapped it under the goalie’s left skate.

Sixers finish 3rd in NBA merchandise sales behind Warriors and Cavs

The Philadelphia 76ers were the No. 3 merchandise seller in the NBA this regular season, behind only the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to sales on the league’s official online store released Tuesday morning.

It’s the highest ranking the Sixers have had since they finished the 2002-03 season in the same position.

Spears: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the No. 7 seed Milwaukee Bucks will knock out the injury-plagued Boston Celtics. Losing Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will be too much for Boston to overcome. All-Star balloting showed fans are high on Giannis. CBS’s “60 Minutes” has featured the Bucks star. It’s time for the Greek Freak to make some playoff noise.

Herring: Not sure if I’d quite go as far as to predict it — I guess I don’t see a true upset in this round, as lame as that sounds — but I could absolutely see the Pelicans beating the Blazers. Portland’s guard play is better, but Jrue Holiday is the most well-rounded player in the backcourt on either team, and he’s capable of helping New Orleans steal a game. It would require a Herculean effort from Davis and likely hot shooting from E’Twaun Moore and Nikola Mirotic. But there’s enough talent to get it done if Alvin Gentry can design a solid game plan.

The Giants recently hosted Barkley on a pre-draft visit to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, and Cabinda says he couldn’t give him a strong enough endorsement as a teammate or locker room leader. 

King’s comments came during a question-and-answer session at Arizona State University’s sport summit.

The Minnesota Vikings did a wonderful job during free agency to address the team’s two biggest needs. Guard is now the most glaring hole on the roster after Joe Berger’s retirement. 

Rapoport added that Worley was found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway. 911 was called.

The 23-year-old cornerback attended Philadelphia’s Penn Charter High before heading to West Virginia and eventually the Carolina Panthers. He was traded to the Eagles this offseason in exchange for veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith.
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Dodgers trade for Reds minor league RHP Ariel Hernandez

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired minor league right-hander Ariel Hernandez from the Cincinnati Reds for minor leaguers Zach Neal and Ibandel Isabel.
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Hernandez made his big league debut with Cincinnati in 2017, making 19 relief appearances during four stints with a 5.18 ERA. He will be assigned to Double-A Tulsa following Tuesday’s deal.

He was designated for assignment on Friday, when the Reds promoted right-hander Dylan Floro.

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Leake pitched six innings against Oakland in his last start, allowing three runs on seven hits, but failed to get a victory for the first time this season in a game the Mariners won late, 7-4.

That’s what Mike does, Mariners manager Scott Servais said. He can make pitches. Pitch to the double play, pitch to the strikeout and execute. He’s been awesome since we acquired him (last season from St. Louis).

Before Saturday’s game, Turner, who is out with a fractured left wrist, played catch while wearing a glove on his right hand as he assisted with infield practice. Roberts said there is no timetable for Turner’s return.

Forsythe was 0-for-2 at the plate before he left. The Diamondbacks won 9-1 to stretch their win streak over the Dodgers to 11 straight regular-season games dating to August 2017.

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Detroit added a run in the eighth on a wild pitch by Mychal Givens.

Detroit left fielder Niko Goodrum got turned around before making a tough catch in front of the fence in the fourth. Gardenhire was asked afterward about Goodrum’s athleticism on the play.

Browns trying to trade Cody Kessler

After starting eight games in Cleveland as a rookie in 2016, Cody Kessler was demoted to third string in 2017. Now the Browns are ready to cut ties with Kessler.
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Cleveland is trying to trade Kessler, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The NFL has been investigating Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for almost six months, and there’s no indication when it will end.
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That’s leaving Bucs coach Dirk Koetter wondering what is coming next, though he’s trying to remain optimistic about a process he has no control over.

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Ebron had 53 catches last season, and Detroit’s current tight ends have a combined 31 receptions.

The Browns spent much of last week watching quarterbacks working out.

A contingent that included team owner Jimmy Haslam checked out Sam Darnold and Josh Allen at their Pro Days and the team also had private workouts with Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield as they tried to come to a decision about which one they would prefer to add to their roster.

As you’d imagine, General Manager John Dorsey didn’t confirm that the Browns would be takingy any of the players or say which one the team thought was the best. He did say that it’s fair enough to suggest that the No. 1 pick could come from that quartet and that seeing them in a row helped paint a clearer picture for the team with the draft approaching.

Kevin Colbert on Le’Veon Bell: He’ll be a Pittsburgh Steeler in 2018

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For the second straight year, the Steelers have applied the franchise tag to running back Le’Veon Bell. For the second straight year, the Steelers and Bell possibly won’t get a long-term deal Demarcus Walker Womens Jersey done before the mid-July deadline.
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Of course, the 49ers are set with their starting quarterback after locking Garoppolo into a long-term deal. The key here is their backup: while Beathard wasn’t great in his five starts last season, San Francisco thought enough of him to make him their third-round pick in last year’s draft. The 49ers will expect Beathard to be a solid backup QB for at least a couple more years on his cheap rookie contract.

When a team has the reigning Super Bowl MVP as its backup, it has the best quarterback situation in the NFL. Only two scenarios could knock the Eagles off this perch: One is Wentz failing to recover from the knee injury that cut short his 2017 season; the other is a team actually offering Philadelphia what it would take to trade for Foles.

Nagy referenced injuries to quarterback Carson Wentz and others by saying the Eagles had some down times that they fought through by sticking together as the year unfolded.

As we get into who we are as a team, I want them to understand there’s going to be ups and downs, Nagy said, via the team’s website. It’s going to be a roller coaster. You usually don’t go 16-0 and win every game and ride off into the sunset. When bad things happen, when adversity strikes, how do you react to that? The great teams will respond in the right way. They’ll have a bunch of leaders on the team that stick together, a bunch of coaches that stick together, that get through that, and they roll.

The Bears have not advanced to the postseason since 2010 and last had a winning record in 2012, so it’s a long stretch of down times that Nagy will be working to undo when the players arrive on Tuesday.

America wants safer football, but will fans support the NFL’s changes?

la_kings_009America is concerned about the safety of its most popular sport. Public opinion polls show that parents are increasingly squeamish about their children playing football, and that large swathes of the country think that whatever enjoyment comes from the game isn’t worth the damage that it does to players’ brains.

At the same time, football fans are increasingly frustrated by what they see as the NFL watering down the sport they love. That’s been easy to see this week, after the NFL passed its new rule banning lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet. On social media, fans are outraged that the league would make what it calls a “significant” change to the sport. Even NFL players, the very people whose brains the NFL is trying to protect with this new rule, have largely reacted negatively.

The situation with football is not unlike martial arts. When you sign your kids up for martial arts, you want them going to a karate school where they learn the techniques without ever getting hit in the face. But when you watch martial arts on TV, you want a UFC fight where two jacked dudes throw haymakers at each other until one of them gets knocked out.

If the NFL isn’t careful, this new rule against lowering the head could be the perfect marketing ploy for a rival league, such as the Alliance of American Football, which plans to begin play in 2019, or the second coming of the XFL, which plans to start in 2020. A rival league could say that it still plays football the way football was meant to be played, while the NFL has fundamentally changed the game.

A fundamental change to the game is something millions of Americans want to see at the youth level — and millions of Americans don’t want to see at the professional level.

“I don’t know a ton [about any changes to the offense], but I’ve really enjoyed Bill Lazor being there,” Dalton said last week. “I know he’s got a plan for us and a plan of how he wants to do things. So for him obviously taking over in the third week last year, he didn’t have a chance to really put his stamp on everything. He was kind of evolving what we were doing. Now it’ll be a chance for him to have a full offseason, full OTAs, training camp to put his stuff in and to do it how he wants to do it. I’m looking forward to that.”

The Bengals went to the playoffs Dalton’s first five seasons, though they lost in the wild-card round all five seasons. They slipped to 6-9-1 in 2016 and 7-9 last season.

But Dalton believes the Bengals are close to getting back to where they were.

Richard homers, helps pitch Padres over Rockies 7-6

Pitcher Clayton Richard’s no-doubt, three-run homer that reached the second deck at Coors Field helped the San Diego Padres withstand Carlos Gonzalez’s disputed home run for the Colorado Rockies.
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Richard connected for his third career homer as part of a five-run fourth inning in San Diego’s 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

Teheran allowed two runs, five hits and four walks in six innings while striking out seven for Atlanta, which had won four of five. Last Tuesday, he surrendered five runs in 2 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Washington.

I felt a lot better today, Teheran told the Journal-Constitution. All my pitches were on point. Other than the first inning, I think I made a couple of good pitches and just got unlucky on that one he hit pretty good and he found a spot to get that double.

Atlanta’s Nick Markakis is 9-for-28 against Strasburg and Freddie Freeman is 15-for-40 with four homers and 13 RBI.

Washington’s Brian Goodwin is 5-for-8 with two homers against Foltynewicz, Trea Turner is 5-for-12 and Harper is 3-for-11, each with a home run.

Beckham, who is eyeing a new contract, stayed away most of last spring.
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He’s a professional, and I’m glad he’s here today, Shurmur said on a conference call with reporters.

Shurmur had not yet spoken to Beckham as of Monday morning. He did not know whether Beckham planned to stay for the duration of the offseason program, or how frequently he would attend.

Monday was the first chance Shurmur had to address the team as a Don Mattingly Youth jersey whole since being hired back in January. It was important to him that Beckham and all his players were there as the Giants attempt to rebuild their culture this spring and summer. They also have to learn new offensive and defensive schemes.
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We understand how this is structured here in the offseason, but it’s certainly important in my mind. It’s important for everybody to be around so they can hear it, learn it, do it together, Shurmur said. This is the ultimate team game and we need to work together because it’s important we’re all on the same page as we move toward the fall.

Giants hosting top NFL Draft prospects Saquon Barkley, Bradley Chubb for visits

The Giants are hosting two of the top prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft this week, as Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb will be visiting the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
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The MAC consistently rates near the bottom of mid-major leagues in S&P+, an opponent-adjusted advanced stat. But it’s not a wide-open conference that appears to juice passing stats, despite its reputation for wild weeknight games.

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Scioscia said Ohtani will DH on Tuesday night. The Japanese star feels good, after Sunday’s start, Scioscia said.

Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin will make his season debut on eight days’ rest after making his final spring start on March 25.

Angels: RHP Garrett Richards (0-0, 7.20 ERA) makes his second start after not factoring in the decision in an opening-day loss at Oakland.

It remains unclear what Manning’s next football-related career step will be after opting against broadcasting – at least for now. It’s long been speculated that the retired quarterback wants to ultimately land a John Elway-like executive role with a team.

The Pittsburgh Steelers routinely celebrated touchdowns last season to the sheer delight of the fans at Heinz Field. While Mike Tomlin readily accepted the points on the scoreboard, the Steelers head coach admitted on Tuesday that he wasn’t a fan of the celebrations. It’s for the entertainment of the fans, so I respect it on that level, but personally I don’t like it, the 46-year-old Tomlin said at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. I just think it takes away from the game. It’s not a good look for young people.

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