Falcons GM: Rodgers told me to get Ryan deal done


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Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff recently provided insight on putting together quarterback Matt Ryan ‘s contract during a guest appearance on Andrew Brandt’s The Business of Sports podcast.
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Dimitroff dove into the business side of football, discussing how the Falcons wanted to get a deal done with Ryan and complimented the open lines of communications with Ryan’s agent, Tom Condon of CAA Sports.

But the Falcons general manager also offered up a humorous nugget on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers from a chance meeting in Minneapolis.
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But until the Dee Gordon Youth jersey contract is signed, the Rodgers Watch continues.

Prescott, who’s set to earn $630,000 in 2018, could set himself up for a pay raise if he plays well during the upcoming season.

He feels no stress with a potential contract extension on the horizon, and instead has goals to develop into something more during his career.

It’s not any pressure, Prescott said Wednesday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas News. I want to be the best I can. I want to be the best quarterback that the Cowboys ever had.

So when I go in each and every day, it’s just about being the best player I can be. All that stuff comes when you play the game well.

Prescott, who turns 25 on July 29, has a way to go before being mentioned among the Cowboys ‘ all-time great quarterbacks, of course.

The Cowboys have produced two Pro Football Hall of Famers in Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, and Prescott is playing in the shadow of Tony Romo, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who has passed for 34,183 yards and 248 touchdowns on his decorated career.

Bucks’ Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat


Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot.

You see the business of yourself first. You know what kind of image you want to portray, what stories you want to tell and how you want to use your resources to make everything grow. So I tried to look at the business of me first. Then I hired guys like [business partner] Rich [Kleiman], my financial guys, my foundation people that I’ve hired, just knowing that you can empower people to help push your vision.

You have to remove the ego of it and realize that you don’t know it all. I want to learn more about this life and this business and this world. So I’ve got to ask questions, and I’ve got to have an open mind to it all. Your brain kind of functions a little different as you get older.

Thomas will join his former teammates Jim Kelly (No. 12) and Bruce Smith (No. 78) as the only players with their jerseys retired by the Bills. The team also does not give out O.J. Simpson’s No. 32, although his number hasn’t been formally retired.

Today was a good day to announce the move, as it’s Thomas’s 52nd birthday.

Thomas played for the Bills from 1988 to 1999. He was a first-team All-Pro three times and league MVP in 1991. A running back who was also an excellent receiver, Thomas led the league in yards from scrimmage four years in a row from 1989 to 1992.

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Williams is currently not practicing during the Cowboys’ offseason program as he recovers from a foot injury.
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The usual raucous, white-clad crowd at Bell MTS Place were silenced just 5:11 into Game 5 when Tuch jumped on Morrissey’s turnover and fired his sixth past Hellebuyck.

The Jets were tentative to start and it got worse after the opener as Vegas dominated the next couple of shifts, forcing some good saves from Hellebuyck before Winnipeg got its feet moving.

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Bryan Little won a faceoff in the offensive zone straight back to second-year defenseman, who blasted his first career playoff goal past Fleury’s glove.

One of Winnipeg’s downfalls in the series through four games was an inability to maintain momentum. The Authentic Jimmy Howard Jersey Knights scored within 1:28 of a Jets’ goal in each of the first four games — a crushing 12 seconds after Winnipeg tied Game 3, and an equally gut-wrenching 43 seconds after the Jets knotted Game 4 — but they managed to take the game to the locker rooms tied 1-1.

Both teams had chances in the second period before Reaves made it 2-1, with Jets center Mathieu Perrault just missing on a pass from Little that had too much speed.

One of the very fastest and most explosive players in the league, Hill’s numbers should be among the very best in the coming football season. And he believes the team’s offense will be among the very best in the coming football season.

For everything Hill had to say, check out the video. It’s only 12 minutes, and your lunch break is coming. Probably.

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Texans’ Watson says repaired knee feels good


Deshaun Watson took part in Texans OTAs Tuesday as he works his way back from November knee surgery.
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The lawsuit alleges that PGG was paid for some of her work for the Texans but was not compensated for being on call 24/7, for requirements the team had for social media, for her time spent in the gym and getting spray tans, for signing Texans calendars or for other events that were unpaid. According to the lawsuit, when the plaintiff worked more than 40 hours in a week, she was not compensated with overtime pay, as required by law.

According to the lawsuit, several cheerleaders reported being physically assaulted by fans during the 2017 season, but even after they reported the assaults to Gary, she to their knowledge did not take steps to report the assaults or take steps to insure the cheerleaders’ safety.

In March, a former New Orleans Saints cheerleader filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that she was fired over blatantly discriminatory social media and fraternization policies that are different for cheerleaders and players.

The Yankees won 10-1 at Kansas City on Sunday, when they had tied their previous season high with eight extra-base hits (two doubles, two triples, four homers). The Yankees also had a season-high five homers Saturday, and have 72 overall. … Yankees SS Didi Gregorious was in a 1-for-48 slide before an RBI double in the sixth. … Four of the five Texas hits were for extra bases.

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Rangers: SS Elvis Andrus (broken right elbow) started throwing during the weekend in Chicago and hopes to start swinging the bat by the end of this week. The broken elbow is on his non-throwing arm. Andrus said his goal is to ready to rejoin the Rangers on June 11, when he’s eligible to be reinstated from the disabled list.

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MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Mets battling for star first baseman?


There’s nothing quite like a Yankees vs. Mets battle for a star player.
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FRS Baseball’s Jon Heyman recently put out a list of best bets and possible landing spots for veterans that could be moved this summer. The White Sox first baseman was linked to both the Mets and Yankees.
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For the Yankees, it’s a bit more complicated. Acquiring Abreu (under team control until 2020) would signal the end of the rope for Greg Bird’s hold on the position. But for a Yankees team in win-now mode, Abreu’s consistency (154 games, 31 HR per season) since coming over from Cuba would have to be attractive.

Abreu is making $18M this season, and can file for arbitration again in 2019.

While there’s been some criticism of the quarterback for missing the first four weeks of the program, which is now into the phase where Brady would be allowed to throw to receivers but not against a defense, several of his former teammates believe he’s doing the right thing.

Drew Bledsoe supported No. 12 last week when interviewed before the Celtics game on Wednesday night. Rodney Harrison and Matt Light, reached Thursday, also backed the five-time Super Bowl winning quarterback.

Harrison didn’t see it as being Anthony Davis Jersey detrimental to the team. He actually saw it as more of a positive in the long run, especially if Brady comes back recharged and in a better frame of mind.

I think he has to do what’s best for him. If that means staying away from voluntary camp, and that means spending time with his family, and doing some of those type of things, I think he’s earned that in his career, the former safety said. I think he’s earned that leverage, and I think it’s smart of him to do that.

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Hanley Ramirez was just happy J.D. Martinez took his advice.

As Martinez started toward the plate to lead off the top of the eighth inning in a 4-4 game, the Boston Red Sox designated hitter gave one last instruction.

I told him before he went up. ‘You better hit a homer right here,’ Ramirez said. And he did. That’s good. I told him to his face. We need a homer from him right here, and he went out and hit it.

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Last year’s starting guards were Quinton Spain and Josh Kline. The Titans gave Kline a new four-year, $26.5 million deal this offseason. His starting job is clearly secure. Pamphile may have a chance to compete with Spain and fellow offseason acquisition Xavier Su’a-Filo for the starting left guard spot, though.

Hood is far from a lock to make the roster. While he is an experienced veteran who made 13 starts last season, he is not the kind of upper-echelon defender Washington cannot afford to part with. He had 25 tackles in 2017 with just half a sack. He was also part of a defensive front that allowed an NFL-worst 134.1 rushing yards per game.

If the Redskins decide to part with Hood, they can save roughly $1.6 million in cap space, as he has just $150,000 in dead money remaining on his contract. Hood will be vying with the likes of Matt Ioannidis and rookie fifth-round pick Tim Settle for a spot on the defensive-line depth chart. Younger talent could push him out.

However, Schneider may not be taking into account how Thomas feels about the team’s trade talks during the draft. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Seattle talked with the Cowboys about trading Thomas.
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He did it again in the fourth quarter.


With 10:51 left in the game, Covington hit a three-pointer to put the Sixers up 82-66. The crowd was back on his side.
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It never left McConnell’s side. It never will. If the Sixers ever allow him to leave, the city might riot.

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Embiid concurred, saying he came in and changed everything.

Before Monday, McConnell had only played more than 15 minutes twice in eight playoff games. At the end of the regular season, he lost minutes when rookie point guard Markelle Fultz returned.

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They haven’t accepted the league’s ruling. His attorney, Brian Muraresku, wouldn’t specifically discuss what options they are pursuing but said he and James had met with NFL officials and that talks are ongoing.聽

Mike’s desire is to get back onto a team and continue his career, Muraresku said. If this decision stands as is, it is a career-ending decision for Mike. I’m very optimistic that these conversations are going to result in some kind of solution.

Patriots sign six of nine draft picks


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The Patriots announced they have gotten six of nine draft selections under contract.
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Fifth-round choice Ja’Whaun Bentley, sixth-round picks Christian Sam and Braxton Berrios and seventh-round selections Danny Etling, Keion Crossen and Ryan Izzo all signed their four-year deals.

Etling served as a two-year starter at quarterback at LSU after transferring from Purdue following the 2014 season. He went 16-7 while passing for 4,586 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Crossen, a defensive back, played 46 games with 23 starts at Western Carolina. He made 165 tackles, one sack, three interceptions and 19 pass breakups.

Izzo, a tight end at Florida State, appeared in 41 games with 36 starts and totaled 54 career receptions for 761 yards and six touchdowns.

The former Heisman Trophy winner spent the overwhelming majority of his college career playing from the shotgun. This weekend the Cleveland Browns’ top pick took the bulk of his snaps during rookie camp from under center.

We are going to hammer that until Jordan Crawford Womens Jersey I am good and it feels natural, Mayfield said, via ESPN’s Tony Grossi. That is the way it should be because I can play out of the’gun. Everybody here knows that. We are going to hammer that and we are going to work on what I need to work on so that we can go from there.

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The weekend was just a start. Mayfield will spend the rest of his offseason drilling relentlessly on taking snaps from under center until the motion becomes a natural aspect of his game.

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According to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, Patterson was arrested this week after a felony warrant was issued for him in Miami last November. The charges from that warrant were for battery and culpable negligence.He was detained in Orlando.

Green literally wears his love for Houston on his left sleeve, which is covered with hometown-inspired ink. The Interstate 45 sign is tattooed on the front of his left shoulder, the Houston Oilers logo on the back. He has Houston tatted on his left forearm along with the city’s skyline.

Good luck finding an NBA player more grateful for his opportunity than Green, whose wardrobe includes the throwback jerseys of Hakeem Olajuwon, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan and other Houston sports legends.

I can’t be more happy to be a part of this organization and to rep this city, proud as I am, man, says Green, who has had the Rockets logo and two different Astros logos braided into his hair this season.

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The former fifth-rounder was part of a position group that needed an overhaul, and the Giants did just that this offseason. By using the second pick in the draft on Saquon Barkley and signing veteran Jonathan Stewart, the Giants restocked in a big way.

Houston, meanwhile, transformed into a different offensive team in its second-half explosion Monday night. It was not only a matter of making or missing the same shots, though there was some of that. The process was different, better, more varied. The first half featured a lot of this from James Harden:

That is 12 seconds of desultory dribbling followed by a step-back 3-pointer over Wiggins. That has been a good shot all season. The math says Harden isolating, and jacking a triple out of it, is a good shot.
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John Mara willing to talk about OBJ again, but doesn’t say much


When last we heard from Giants co-owner John Mara about receiver Odell Beckham Jr., we didn’t hear much from Mara about Beckham. On Tuesday night, we heard not much more.

Long before #fakenews became the knee-jerk response to stories that people didn’t want to acknowledge, the usual reaction was to cry, “Slow news day!”

Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner chose the latter route on Tuesday, primarily since #fakenews wasn’t an option. Since the news came from his own words.

“Must be a REALLY slow news day,” Warner said via Twitter.

Warner apparently was reacting to the reaction to his claim that his wife has given him the green light to return to football, and that he spoke to an undisclosed coach about doing so.

The Patriots chose Thuney in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft and he has started all 32 regular-season games and all six postseason games for New England since they drafted him.

That may be the case, but what if this allegation had emerged during the period of time between the firing of Jim Caldwell and the hiring of Patricia? Could the Lions (who seemed in hindsight to be destined to hire Patricia from the moment Bob Quinn became G.M.) have followed through with the hiring of Patricia if this story had emerged before he was announced as the head coach?

This isn’t a matter of legal guilt or innocence; it’s a matter of league and team P.R. in the era of the #MeToo movement. Ultimately, whether the Lions will be able to keep Patricia may depend in large part on the local and national reaction to the news. The story could quickly away, or it could snowball into a controversy that forces the Lions to make a change — even if, as a matter of basic contract law, the Lions most likely would be forced to pay Patricia every dollar of his four-year deal if they decide to fire him.orioles_043