San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark dies at age 61

49ers legend Dwight Clark passed away at the age of 61 on Monday after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in March of 2017.
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The two-time Super Bowl champion and All-Pro receiver is most remembered for his iconic game-winning touchdown – known simply as The Catch – in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, which propelled the 49ers to their first title in Super Bowl XVI.

Hooper has unquestionably put in that work, and he continues to do so. The times he’s dedicated Authentic Radek Faksa Jersey to his craft has led Hooper to develop a greater connection with his quarterback, understanding of his role in the offense and a more well-rounded game heading into his third season.

But with training camp just around the corner, and the season after that, the work for Hooper has only just begun.

There’s a lot of stuff in my game I want to clean up, he said. It’s just little things every single day that you can constantly improve on. The hay is never in the barn, you’ve just got to keep grinding day in and day out.Falcons’ Andy Levitre and Alex Mack among NFL’s best run blockers in 2017

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On numerous occasions, I was belittled and body shamed, Rosa said Friday. The coach explained I looked ‘skinny fat’ and I needed to work on this if I wanted to continue dancing in the games.

Keenum stressed that everyone on the Vikings’ offense was exhausted, given the furious pace of the final minutes of that game.

They had just run all the way down the field and then they had to run back, and these guys are blocking their tails off, and they know I have to hold onto the ball to let these guys get down the field, Keenum said.
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Saints rookie free safety Marcus Williams was widely viewed as the villain of the play in New Orleans. Keenum praised Williams but acknowledged that it was Williams’ breakdown in coverage that keyed the big play.

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Edwards hosts a pair of guest speakers to educate the players on domestic violence, driving under Womens Michael Jordan Jersey the influence, sexual assault and firearm safety, and Edmonds sits in the middle of the second row. He finds great value in the daily classes, particularly the sessions on financial responsibility.

They really care about guys not going broke, because it is a problem, he said. It’s a problem that’s avoidable.

Edmonds plans to grab lunch and go back to the hotel after the player development meeting, but Rosen asks if he wants to head back outside for extra work. Edmonds agrees, and they are joined by Kirk and undrafted quarterback Chad Kanoff.

Cubs serve notice: They’re the NL team to beat

With their athleticism and daring on the bases and in the field, the Cubs have a leg up on other contenders in the NL as the Dodgers found out.
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So-called greatest free-agent class ever check-in: Who is up, down?

A good or bad season before hitting the market could be a difference of millions of dollars. See who is (and isn’t) making the most of his contract year.

Despite this, I have never really liked the DH, mostly because I grew up reading about baseball history even more often than I read about the game as it played out in my time. That made me into a kind of a neo-purist one who longed for an era of baseball that I never came close to actually experiencing. For most of my adult life, I was a kill-the-DH guy. Because of my almost-compulsive eye for symmetry, the idea of different rules for different leagues always struck me as absurd.

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Ultimately, all three of those guys can run our running game, the RB coach added. Duke can do a few more things in the passing game. Ultimately, we feel like that is a position of strength. Coach [Bill] Parcells taught me a long time ago, do not turn a position of strength into a weakness. You would like to keep it a strength, and we are fortunate that is where we are.

Hyde is likely to get the first shot at the early-down role. Coming off his best season in San Francisco, Hyde impressed quarterback Tyrod Taylor with his ability Jordan Martinook Youth Jersey as a receiver.

I did not really know much about Carlos before he came here, the QB said. …To see him catch the ball out of the backfield and him run routes is definitely something that was shocking to me. He looks very good at it. Looking forward to using him.

Astros release suspended minor-leaguer Jon Singleton

The Astros have released minor-leaguer Jon Singleton, the team announced Monday, per Fox 26.

Singleton, a former top prospect, was suspended for 100 games for testing positive for a banned substance in January. It’s the third time in his career he has failed a drug test.

Singleton, 26, played last season at Double-A Corpus Christi and was hoping to find his way back to the majors this year.

Sometimes I have too much confidence in my body. Like, I’m good; I don’t need to do this today. That’s the reason I pulled my hamstring last year. I had been going since 3 years old, never any breaks — even summers I’m working out. That injury was long overdue. It wasn’t like I was doing anything other than normal, it was just like my body had been so overworked already.

New York is the best place to win and the worst place to lose. When I tore my hamstring last year, we were a losing team, and I remember hearing it all. I’m coming into a new place, I was the first-round draft pick and everyone says you’re some pretty boy and you don’t want to play and you’re just the show pony. It frustrated me to just have to sit back and not be able to say anything. You can’t physically show them what you can do. The only thing that you can tell them is how you feel — and that really doesn’t matter in New York.

Not only does San Antonio have a large population of football fans, it has a first-class stadium to host them in, says Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the league. The Alamodome is a perfect backdrop for Alliance San Antonio, and we are eager to give this city a competitive team, led by coach Mike Riley, that they can rally around and support.

Riley also has coached in the CFL and at Oregon State and Nebraska.

A throwing error by Carpenter led to a pair of unearned runs in the fourth. Jorge Alfaro reached with one out when Carpenter’s throw pulled first baseman Jose Martinez off the bag. With two outs, Hernandez lined a 1-2 change-up to the seats in right for a 3-1 lead.

The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the first after Rhys Hoskins hit a single, advanced to third on Herrera’s double and scored on Carlos Santana’s sacrifice fly.

Molina crushed Arrieta’s first pitch in the second inning to left to tie it at 1.

Wacha worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the third by striking out Scott Kingery and retiring Nick Williams on a bouncer.

Seven of Herrera’s 12 homers have given Philadelphia a lead.

Odell Beckham says he will attend training camp, will not hold out

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wants a new contract, but he has Tre Madden Jersey no plans to hold out of training camp to get it.
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Beckham hosted a football camp today and spoke very briefly to reporters, who asked him whether they’ll see him at training camp.

Yes, you will, Beckham answered.

So Beckham will not hold out?

That’s how the game is now with mobile wings who can do it all on the court and really stroke [jump shots], Knox said in Orlando. A lot of teams are going to small-ball and the Warriors sometimes go small from point guard to center and everybody can shoot it. My game really complements what the NBA wants — a long guy who can really handle the ball and shoot the ball and make multiple decisions.

Knox, who was unavailable for comment Saturday, said in Orlando, I came to Kentucky as a 17-year-old and then I turned 18 [last] August. I just learned how to play through it.

You gotta define the statement—’limited time with players,’ McCarthy said. From my viewpoint, the defining thing is it’s limited time with younger players. I’m of the opinion—and it started in 2016, and in a different form and fashion it started before that—that you get to a point in the offseason program where you’re trying to create more opportunities for your young players.

McCarthy has been doing this for three years, and believes that with the league skewing younger (and cheaper), it’s necessary to have players get all the experience they can during the offseason to avoid being over their head when injuries hit and they’re called upon to play.

I think it’s obvious to everybody, McCarthy said. If you watch at the beginning of the season, games one through four, one through five, you look at the quality of play, it’s different from before. This is my opinion—it Womens Jaromir Jagr Jersey really is noticeable once you have injuries. And unfortunately, we’ve had injuries. When you start battling the injury component, and every team goes through it, now you’re playing younger players a little earlier than you’d like to.

Watch: Nationals’ Bryce Harper trips over own helmet, gets thrown out at second

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was on his way to another double in a game against the Rays Wednesday, but there was only one thing slowing him down.
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His own helmet prevented him from getting from first base to second as he tried to stretch a base hit into a double. About halfway to second, Harper’s helmet flew off and he tripped.

Perhaps he’d take the sport to even greater heights with his two-way prowess. But as much as the Angels and baseball need Ohtani, there’s no need to rush him back, regardless of Korbinian Holzer Youth Jersey the ultimate diagnosis. The Angels know what they have with Ohtani, the promise he still holds for the team and the sport.

After a confusingly rough start to the season, which included injuries to Justin Turner and Corey Seager, the Dodgers have now won 15 of their last 20 games after edging the Pirates 8-7 Thursday.

Cody Bellinger homered in his third straight game, finishing 3 for 4 with a home run (11), two runs scored, two RBIs and a walk. Though batting just.237 this season, last year’s NL Rookie of the Year has shown signs of life this week.

Outfielder Joc Pederson is also starting to find his rhythm. He went 3 for 5 with three runs scored, two home runs and three RBIs in the win. He now has six home runs this year with five of them coming in June.

This Dodgers-Pirates series produced a ton of runs. The Dodgers got things started with a 5-0 win, but Pittsburgh countered with an 11-9 win Wednesday. The two teams then scored 15 more runs Thursday.

Watson can’t put a percentage on where his knee is, but he repeatedly said, JaVale McGee Jersey It feels good. He has shed a knee brace, a noteworthy rehab milestone considering he was injured during a November 2 practice. Watson went without the brace for the Texans’ three-day minicamp this week.

It’s really just a mindset, just having the confidence that I’m going to be just fine and having that faith, said Watson, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee in 2014 while at Clemson. I’ve been through it before, so I kind of had a familiarity with the process and what it takes.

Tom Brady on Deflategate Battle in Oprah Interview: ‘I Realized I Couldn’t Win’

New England Patriots star Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, but even he felt overmatched when facing off against the league during the lengthy Deflategate legal battle.
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I realized I couldn’t win, Brady said during an interview with Oprah Winfrey (h/t the Boston Globe’s Nicole Yang). I just said, ‘You know what? I’m going to use this as an opportunity to have the month of September off for the first time in 21 years. I’m going to take advantage of this.’

Brady’s punishment ultimately had little effect on him and the Patriots as a whole. He set a league record in 2016 by throwing 28 touchdowns against just two interceptions, and New England captured its fifth Super Bowl title, wiping out a 25-point third-quarter deficit against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

There are some things he can do better but he’s trying to get everything done and the two biggest things Jameer Nelson Jersey we haven’t tackled are health care and immigration and the reason why is because people aren’t voting for it, Damon said. People have jobs that we appointed in offices — vote, do your job, do Aaron Ripkowski Youth Jersey what’s right for America, and a lot of people would rather see President Trump fail than help him get the U.S.A. back on track.

Damon was asked what he wants to see in health care and immigration reform.

Health care is a total mess, Damon said. Everyone agrees on it but no one wants to do anything about it. As far as Immigration, I say you let people in, but the thing is, you have to have papers. I have papers. You have papers. If you’re going to be here, just be here legally, and come on over. America is the greatest place in the world and we’re not going to turn our backs on anyone, but would you just want people to walk into your country and not know where they’re going? That becomes an issue.

Bills file trademark for Respect the Process

Respect the Process.

That’s the Bills’ motto. Or is it the 76ers’ motto?

The Bills filed a trademark for Respect the Process on May 23, trademark attorney Josh Gerben tweeted. The team wants to use the phrase on cellephone cases, magnets, flags, towels, water bottles, door mats and in video games, according to the application.

The 76ers have used the phrase Trust the Process in their rebuilding efforts.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his progress toward league reinstatement.

(Wire image) More Josh Gordon went through similar process Gregory’s reinstatement could ultimately depend on conditions laid out by the commissioner, who had multiple meetings over several years with Cleveland Browns wideout Josh Gordon before finally conditionally reinstating him to the NFL in November 2017.

But that came only after Goodell had denied Gordon’s reinstatement request six months earlier, stressing the need to see Gordon continue his commitment to sobriety and making more progress in his effort.

Kendricks said after his visit with the Vikings that he expects to have a decision next week about where he will play during the 2018 season. He also said that he’s looking for a spot where he can play a big role.

Cleveland has Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert, James Burgess and 2018 fifth-round pick Genard Avery as part of their current linebacker group.

All three of these players—Davis, Burnett and Edmunds—are more strong safeties than free safeties or slotbacks. If Burnett or Edmunds spells at linebacker, keeping Davis on the field, he is going to need to improve in coverage or he’ll be a liability again.

If you’re unable to match up against slot receivers or tight ends in this league, there aren’t many roles in which you can thrive. It’s no longer on Pittsburgh to put Davis in an ideal situation; it’s on Davis to prove his worth.

49ers legend Dwight Clark dies after battle with ALS

His longtime teammate and the one who tossed him The Catch,Joe Montana, released a statement along with his wife Jennifer:
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The Eagles wanted to send a small delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the national anthem.

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That’s one key to combating concussions and depression—create new sources of joy. Lewis lives for Jazz’s baseball games. And above all: Never. Stop. Thinking. At the bar, Lewis negotiates deals on his cell phone and takes a full hour meticulously replying to a vendor on an email. Whenever he checks the calendar on his phone and sees an empty day, he fills it. Quickly. A call, a meeting, anything. The way Lewis sees it, if he maintains a torrid 24/7 pace, he can delay the grimmest of concussion symptoms. Sadness won’t have a chance to creep in.

He may not technically winthis fight, but, damnit, Lewis is still that boxer throwing jabs. He’ll go 12 rounds.

Repeating that he’s scared—I haven’t hit 40 yet—Lewis promises to stay active to the point of literal immobilization.

Kendricks played a larger role than anticipated for the Eagles in 2017 starting 13 of 15 games after linebacker Jordan Hicks went down David Desharnais Womens Jersey with a season-ending injury. The Eagles only play two linebackers most of the time and five defensive backs and with Hicks healthy and Nigel Bradham returning, Kendricks was going to be the odd man out again.

Instead, he was released from the Super Bowl champions. Now, he’ll try and become a part of a fast-improving Browns team coming off an 0-16 season.

If anything were to ever happen, that’s who you want to be like.

Instantly, Lewis is filled with optimism. Like he could take on anything. So many times, he felt himself losing control in life and snatched it back.

Escaping the hood. His Adamsville neighborhood was littered with violence. A high-profile drug kingpin once pulled Lewis aside as a kid and said he neverwanted to hear about him selling drugs. If he needed money, all he needed to do was ask. Lewis listened.

Falcons waive Quincy Mauger

The Falcons waived defensive back Quincy Mauger on Monday.
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He has never played in an NFL regular-season game.

Porcello didn’t give up a hit in the third or sixth, but the White Sox scored a run in each inning thanks to his three walks and one hit batsman.

It was a battle, Porcello said. I really felt like I pitched Cole Cassels Authentic Jersey the ball a lot better than I did, mainly the walks.

White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (4-6, 7.08 ERA) faces Cleveland on Monday to begin a seven-game homestand.

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And if those thoughts include an assessment that Simms and/or Stats is wrong, good.

Tyler Flowers (R), 4 percent, Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets (RHP Zack Wheeler): Kurt Suzuki might draw the start here, but either is streamable. Both enjoyed unexpected breakouts last year and have picked up where their 2017s left off. Flowers only recently returned from injury, but he’s off to a fast start, with an .843 OPS and three homers in 93 plate appearances. Jason Vargas was originally scheduled to go for the Mets here, but he’s being skipped in favor of Wheeler so it’s a much tougher matchup, but both Flowers and Suzuki have found success regardless of the pitcher quality.

Max Muncy (L), 36 percent, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Texas Rangers (RHP Bartolo Colon): This is one of the most amazing stories of the season, with Muncy looking like a completely different player so far. In 2015-16, Muncy put up a meager .611 OPS with five homers and 17 Esa Tikkanen Jersey RBIs over 245 plate appearances. In 152 PA this year, he’s obliterating pitchers with a blazing-hot .272/.395/.616 line, including 12 homers and 28 RBIs. He has altered his swing to tap his power and in the process has become the latest reclamation Dodger. There’s almost no way he continues at this clip, but there’s a lot to believe in this breakout and as such, he should be on more than 36 percent of ESPN rosters.