Report: Gabe Martin ruptures Achilles during offseason workouts

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Cardinals linebacker Gabe Martin ruptured his Achilles during offseason workouts, Mike Jurecki reports.
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Limited D.J. Swearinger Jersey Martin, 25, played 45 snaps on special teams and none on defense last season, appearing in three games.

He played in eight games in 2016 before landing on injured reserve with a season-ending knee injury.

Martin originally signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Bowling Green in 2015. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad.

Even tennis-loving ex-NYC mayor David Dinkins, in an interview with NBC News 鈥?the only other media entity I know to have shined a light on ESPN’s absurd, defamatory, career-ending decision 鈥?called ESPN’s response ridiculous. But it was too late. Adler remains a registered race offender.

Yet, ESPN and the NBA remain eager to embrace vulgar, women-denigrating, N-wording rappers for populist cross-promotion. And the NBA continues to indulge players who now reflexively text and speak the N-word.

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He saw action in three games with the Cardinals in 2016.

The Jets and Lions will kick off the Sept. 10 doubleheader at 7:20 p.m. before Gruden’s Raiders follow at 10:20 p.m.

Gruden, who started as a color commentator on MNF in 2009 before calling his last game in January, has made a splash since he returned to the coaching ranks, still not afraid to speak his mind 鈥?whether it’s his disdain for instant replay, the catch rule or analytics. He coached the Raiders and Buccaneers, winning one Super Bowl in Tampa, before becoming a broadcaster.

It has not yet been determined who will be in the booth alongside new play-by-play man Joe Tessitore to replace Gruden and analyze his first game.

ESPN pays the NFL $1.9 billion annually for the primetime package, but former play-by-play man Sean McDonough 鈥?who was at times critical of the league 鈥?admitted last month that they got one of the worst NFL games each week.

Report: Eight teams have shown interest in C.J. Anderson

Running back C.J. Anderson was released by the Broncos last week and there haven’t been any reports of visits with other teams since he hit the open market.
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That may change at some point in the near future. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that eight teams have expressed interest in signing Anderson as a free agent. None of the eight teams are named in the report.

Klis credits a source close to Anderson for the information and it reads like one trying to pump up the pursuit of his services.

The quarterback taken Thursday will be the 24th quarterback the Jets have drafted since 1976, which was Namath’s final season in green and white. Since he played his final game on a cold day at Shea Stadium against the Bengals that year, 30 different men have started a game at quarterback for the Jets.

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We’ve been in contact with his agent, McKenzie said. I don’t want to put anything out there, don’t want to put the cart before the horse so to speak, but we like Amari.

It should go without saying that the Raiders will pick up Cooper’s fifth-year option for 2019, but they’d surely like to get an extension done before then. Cooper already has 2,903 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in three seasons with the Raiders, and he’s still only 23 years old. He’s a building block for the Raiders, one they’ll want around for a long time.

Piscataway’s Sean Goins was also expecting the Jets to end up with Oklahoma’s Mayfield, the hotheaded Heisman Trophy winner.
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But Goins is happy to have Darnold fall to the Jets 鈥?even if he’s still scarred from the Mark Sanchez era.

Listen, I wanted Baker Mayfield. I wanted Baker, I thought he was the best one in the draft, the most accurate, he had the most stats when everybody was compared to Arrelious Benn Authentic Jersey him. But Sam Darnold was the consensus No. 1, said Goins, a bartender in Central Jersey. We’ve got to be happy with him. We just don’t have a good track record with USC quarterbacks.

Indians’ Francisco Lindor homers in Puerto Rico for hometown fans

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, playing before a hometown crowd in Puerto Rico, hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning of the team’s’ 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday to send the fans at Hiram Bithorn Stadium into a frenzy.

Lindor made trips to Puerto Rico during the offseason, donating time and money for bottled water and other goods. In September, the Indians awarded a playoff share to help recovery efforts on the island, which was decimated by Hurricane Maria and where large areas remain without power.

Hiram Bithorn, which has hosted about four dozen MLB regular-season games over the past two decades, was hit hard by the storm and nearly $2 million in repairs were needed.

Light fixtures were broken and wound up being upgraded. Clubhouses and dugouts were repaired, and batting cages were rebuilt. The turf was damaged, signs were

Colon turned back the clock and dominated the defending World Series champions for seven innings, retiring his first 21 batters in an entertaining duel with Astros ace Justin Verlander.

Of the first 17 batters Colon faced, he went to an 0-2 count on 10 and struck out six in that span.

He was doing everything he wanted to with that baseball, Chirinos said. So it was fun to be behind the plate and receive those pitches.

Colon entered the eighth having thrown 83 pitches, 59 for strikes, with seven strikeouts.

When I pitched seven innings perfect, I started thinking about it, he said. I know that (Jose) Altuve and all those guys can be a hard out.

Colon walked Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth before Josh Reddick lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line for a double that put runners at second and third, spoiling the no-hit bid as well.

Jim Kelly released from hospital

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who underwent extensive surgery more than two weeks ago for a recurrence of oral cancer, is out of the hospital, not long after being able to eat on his own again.
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Mr. Kelly was discharged from the hospital [Saturday] after an extremely favorable recovery, Dr. Mark Urken said, via Mike Rodak of The speed of that process, considering the extensive nature of his surgery, was a function of his toughness, the firmness of his resolve, his faith and the support of his family. All of those factors will continue to serve him well as he moves on to the next phase of his rehabilitation.

Before the game, Boston designated hitter Hanley Ramirez was asked if he could remember playing in such cold conditions.

Orioles: 2B Jonathan Schoop missed his second straight game after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right oblique.

Red Sox: Cora gave OF Mookie Betts the day off after he bruised his left foot sliding into the plate and colliding with Baltimore catcher Chance Sisco’s shin guard.
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There was a moment of silence commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Two bombs went off near the finish line less than an hour after the Red Sox completed their annual Patriots’ Day game on April 15, 2013.

The Cowboys are cutting Bryant today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Jimmy Smith Authentic Jersey reports.

That’s the decision that makes the most sense, given Bryant’s big contract and small production. Bryant is due a base salary of $12.5 million this year, and his level of play simply doesn’t justify anything close to that kind of salary anymore.

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Bryant will now become an unrestricted free agent and will shop his services to receiver-needy teams. He’ll surely find a market for his services, just not a market willing to pay him $12.5 million this season.

Bowles also talked about a few moves the Jets did not make.

Story’s 3-run blast boosts Rockies past Pirates 6-2

Trevor Story showed signs of snapping out of his early season funk over the weekend, even as the Colorado Rockies shortstop whiffed over and over against the Washington Nationals.
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Charlie Blackmon added his team-leading seventh home run for Colorado. The Rockies have won five of six overall and are 8-2 in their last 10 games away from Coors Field.

German Marquez (1-1) held the Pirates without a hit until a one-out triple by Francisco Cervelli in the fifth. He left after six innings, giving up two runs, two hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Marquez wore sleeves to fight off a wind chill that dipped into the mid-20s after opting to go sleeveless in the cold against Atlanta earlier this season.

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Andrew Miller, the Blue Jays’ executive vice president of business operations, was standing in the infield with two colleagues around 10:00 a.m. Monday, examining existing damage, when a falling piece of ice tore a hole about three feet by five feet in the PVC roof over right field, sending ice and pieces of insulation crashing onto the turf.

We saw it happen, Miller said. It was pretty frightening. It was really loud. It sounded like fireworks or some kind of explosion going off.

It’s the first postponement at Rogers Centre since a game against the Royals was called off following a collision between two panels of the stadium’s moving roof on April 12, 2001. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday.

If you come to a dome and get banged, something ain’t right, Royals manager Ned Yost said about an hour before the game was called.
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Monday’s starters, Kansas City left-hander Eric Skoglund and Blue Jays Paul Perkins Jersey lefty Jaime Garcia, will start Game 1 on Tuesday. Game 2 will also feature a pair of lefties, with Kansas City’s Danny Duffy going against Toronto’s J.A. Happ.

The co-owner of the team is not there yet, but he issued a loud-and-clear warning Sunday that his patience is wearing thin.

That is how John Mara described feeling about the bombardment of questions that come flying at him whenever Odell Beckham Jr. does something controversial, bizarre or immature. If Mara ever becomes sick and tired of this, Beckham will undoubtedly not be with the Giants any longer.
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Could Mara foresee Beckham not being with the Giants this season? He paused before answering.

I can’t answer that one way or the other, Mara said. We’re certainly not shopping him, if that’s what you’re asking. When you’re coming off a season when you’re 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn’t say anybody’s untouchable.’

Even though he had full access to all of the slow-motion replays up in the booth as an ESPN analyst, Gruden believes the league would be better off without them.

I think slow-mo replay is the biggest problem with replay, he said. When you’re looking at ‘Is it a catch or isn’t it a catch?’ at that speed it’s hard to tell. So I think if you threw that slow-mo out, I think you’d get back to common sense. Let the naked eye determine some of these calls. But it always looks like pass interference when you’re going that slow; it always seems to look a little bit more dramatic in slow motion.

Gruden said he doesn’t like or understand many of the new rules, harping specifically on the confusion over what is and isn’t a catch. He spoke shortly before the league announced a new catch rule aimed at eliminating Peyton Manning Jersey some of the controversy was unanimously approved by owners.

While Gruden hasn’t been able to meet with his own players as much as free agents because of the collective bargaining agreement’s offseason rules, he does have history with some of them, including quarterback Derek Carr. The Fresno State product was on Gruden’s QB Camp show and left a memorable impression.

NFL, NFLPA ban 10 helmet models

Taking another step forward in trying to increase player safety, the NFL and NFLPA have banned 10 helmet models that tested poorly.

What really tops it off, Cabinda said. Is the kind of guy that he is off the field. I think that’s what really makes him so special. 

Adidas wants to sign Colin Kaepernick to an endorsement deal, but the entire deal can’t be done until the NFL stops blackballing him and a team signs him. Mark King, president of the athletic apparel and shoe company’s North America division, stated last week his willingness to sign the former San Francisco 49ers QB.

Adidas doesn’t want to give the impression that it’s taking advantage of this noise or interest that he had generated, King said. If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him.

The undersized quarterback operates with a massive chip on his shoulder and an infectious attitude.

However, Winston said he is grateful for the support the Buccaneers have shown him, especially Koetter and team owner Joel Glazer.

I don’t even there’s a TV in there. I didn’t get any updates. Talk about ruin your day. All the air just left my body. I just sat down and had my fingers crossed that (quarterback Alex Smith) could go out there and make some plays and get us on to the next round.

For the first three months of the college season, Dorsey scouted all players, knowing there was a good chance he’d be a GM in 2018. For the last four months, since being named the Cleveland GM, he’s known he had to know everything about every quarterback because he was likely to pick one with the first overall pick. If he’d seen six Baker Mayfield games before taking the Cleveland job, don’t you think he’s seen every game of the top five quarterbacks, and at least privately has decided who he favors by now? Dorsey is one of the most thorough personnel people I’ve met in the business.

Coupled with anticipated deals with Cameron Fleming and Marcus Martin, they’re clearly dealing in bulk.

He went 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA last season while battling blister issues and a right flexor tendon strain.

Rays place IF Matt Duffy on DL with hamstring strain

The Tampa Bay Rays have put third baseman Matt Duffy on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.
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He was hurt running the bases in Monday’s 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers. He described the injury as a mild strain that will take about five days to a week to heal.

Duffy missed all of last season because of Achilles tendon surgery and a heel injury.

Despite paying $1.9 billion per season, ESPN has been left with a schedule that even McDonough said consisted of one of the worst games each week. Pitaro will attempt to receive better games to help justify the largest outlay of any network.

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The Twins and Cleveland play Tuesday and Wednesday in San Juan.

I was laying in bed last night and checked the weather down there, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said. I think it’s 87 today. We can’t get down there soon enough.

While the weather has tormented the majors’ early-season schedule — six postponements on Sunday, 21 total this season — few teams have been hit as hard as Minnesota.
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The Twins had four postponements during their initial 10-game homestand. The final three games of the four-game weekend series with Chicago were postponed as an unlikely spring blizzard hit the Twin Cities.
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Chicago next plays at Oakland, with Reynaldo Lopez starting Monday night at the Coliseum. Miguel Gonzalez and Carson Fulmer will follow in the White Sox rotation.

Pete Carroll takes Richard Sherman critiques with grain of salt

After being released by the Seahawks and signing with the 49ers, cornerback Richard Sherman said that he thinks Seattle kind of lost their way a little bit when it came to evaluating players who would help the team.
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There’s no denying that the Seahawks have shaken things up this offseason, though, and Carroll made Womens Tim Schaller Jersey a college analogy of his own while discussing those changes. Carroll said it feels like a graduating class has come through with players like Sherman and Michael Bennett leaving and doubts about Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril playing again.

How the Seahawks replace them and how they fare in the standings will serve as the ultimate answer to Sherman’s feelings about the team’s talent evaluation.

As of Sunday, presentations began to be made to coaches and General Managers. Discussion occurred during Tuesday’s meetings, with the vote and announcement delayed to the afternoon due to efforts to firm up the language of the rule.

As of the morning session, however, support for the rule change already was universal among the owners and coaches. Which confirms just how seriously the league is now taking the effort to get the head out of the game whenever and wherever possible.

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Rugby player Jordan Mailata visiting with five teams this week

After an impressive workout in front of scouts in Florida at the end of March, rugby player Jordan Mailata is now visiting with a handful of NFL teams as the draft approaches.
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The 21-year old Australian National Rugby League player has five visits set up this week, according to Gil Brandt of After visiting the Washington Redskins on Monday, Mailata will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers through the rest of the week.

The 6-foot-8, 346-pound Mailata is viewed as a possible offensive tackle by scouts though he’s never played a down of American football.

The fourth? Former NBA stars Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson crossing over to the gridiron.

Wuerffel is still in the process of completing his 12-member team, with the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner having staged an open tryout Friday on the UF campus hoping to unearth talent that can hang with the big boys.

The ultimate goal is holding that trophy up, Harden said. So until we do that, there’s no celebrations. … We haven’t done anything yet.

Los Angeles (34-46) will be playing its final home game of the season.

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Indeed, the two times the Rockies had a winning Womens William Moore Jersey record on the road in their 25 seasons, they went 41-40 last year and in 2009. Those were two of the four times that the Rockies went to the postseason.

Outside of a good crowd for their home opener, the Marlins have already drawn almost 9,000 fewer fans per game than last year’s NL-worst attendance, and that was for a chance to see the Cubs and Red Sox visit Miami. If attendance drops further, the Marlins could be the first team to fail to draw a million fans in a season since the Expos in their last year in Montreal in 2004. — Kahrl