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Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping the Titans' mandatory minicamp while his agents negotiate a new contract for the two-time Pro Bowl lineman.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement Tuesday just before the team started a three-day minicamp that Lewan's representatives told the team he would not be attending.
"We have had several constructive conversations over the last 5-6 weeks about his contract status Rashaad Penny Color Rush Jersey ," Robinson said in his statement. "He is currently under contract, and we are working to keep Taylor as part of this organization for a long time."
Lewan, who turns 27 in July, is younger than Nate Solder who became the league's highest-paid offensive lineman in March with a four-year, $62 million deal from the New York Giants . Lewan is under contract for 2018 after the Titans picked up his fifth-year option paying him $9.34 million this season.
The Titans drafted Lewan at No. 11 overall in 2014 out of Michigan, and he has started every game the past two seasons in being selected to consecutive Pro Bowls. He has started 53 of his 58 games played with the 6-foot-7, 309-pound Lewan a key piece in protecting quarterback Marcus Mariota.
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"I understand that there sometimes becomes issues with those, so I think that they're best handled internally," Vrabel said.
Lewan had taken part in most of the team's offseason program, and he also helped the Titans unveil their redesigned uniforms in April. But he wasn't at a photo session Monday, and the Titans announced Lewan wouldn't be at minicamp minutes before the first practice started Tuesday.
Kevin Pamphile, a free agent signee this March, replaced Lewan in the lineup at left tackle. Dennis Kelly has been at right tackle with Jack Conklin recovering after tearing his left ACL in the Titans' playoff loss at New England. Pamphile signed with the Titans in part for an opportunity and from getting to know Robinson while in Tampa Bay.
"You've got to take advantage of every rep you get whoever's across the line," Pamphile said. "Opportunity and competition that remains the key for our offensive line Jarrad Davis Jersey , want to make sure we're all competing and getting better each day."
Lewan, a Pro Bowl left tackle, told reporters May 30 that he was letting his agent handle negotiations for a new contract and that any talks with the Titans to that point were nothing worth talking about.
Lewan, who believes he's the NFL's best left tackle, certainly noticed Solder's "awesome" contract.
"There are a lot of things I do well and a lot of things I can improve upon as a football player," Lewan said on May 30.
"But for me, if I don't walk on the field and think I'm the best player in the NFL every time I step on the field, then I'm doing something wrong."
Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo isn't worried about Lewan not being at this minicamp.
"I love Lewan Sam Darnold Jersey Elite , I respect every decision he makes, and one thing about Lewan whether he's right here right now or whether I see him Week 1, he's going to be ready to go," Orakpo said.
"So hopefully they'll get that situated. That's out of my control. But knowing Lewan if it gets done Saturday before the game Week 1, he'll be ready to go."
Linebacker Kevin Dodd, the No. 33 pick overall in 2016, had stayed away from the offseason program until Tuesday when he faced a fine. He literally ran away from reporters trying to talk to him after practice. Vrabel said he didn't talk to Dodd, only asked him to do what the coaches have asked all the other players to do.
The Buffalo Bills continue shuffling their defensive front during the first week of training camp by signing end Ryan Russell.
Russell is listed at 6-foot-5 and 267 pounds Nazem Kadri Jersey , and has three seasons of NFL experience, including the past two with Tampa Bay. He had two sacks in 14 games, including six starts, with the Buccaneers last season.
He was selected by Dallas in the fifth round of the 2015 draft out of Purdue, but appeared in just one game for the Cowboys.
Buffalo freed up room on its roster on Sunday by releasing Owa Odighizuwa, an offseason free agent addition. Odighizuwa was attempting to resume his career after missing all of last season, when he was cut by the New York Giants shortly after being issued a four-game NFL suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers.
The Bills opened training camp Thursday by signing defensive tackle John Hughes.
Injuries have depleted Buffalo's depth at tight end. Nick O'Leary missed practice Sunday because of an injury to his right foot. Logan Thomas did not return to practice Sunday after hurting his shoulder.
Buffalo is off Monday and resumes camp Tuesday in suburban Rochester.
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The 6-foot-4 point guard, who played in 17 games last season for the Spurs, also had nine assists, six rebounds and two blocks in an impressive all-around performance.
”I am just feeling more comfortable this year,” White said. ”I am learning what works and what I need to do to be successful.”
White continued his solid play from the night before, when he had 22 points and seven rebounds in the Spurs’ 92-76 loss to the Utah Jazz.
White is vying for more playing this season, especially with Kawhi Leonard’s future with the Spurs uncertain.
Young, this year’s No. 5 overall pick, continued to struggle in Utah, finishing with 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting. In two games the former Oklahoma star is just 9 of 36 from the field, including 2 of 16 from 3-point range. Young had three assists and three turnovers.
Young averaged 27.4 points last season for the Sooners.
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Jeff Ledbetter had 16 points and three 3-pointers, and Amida Brimah had eight points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio (1-1). The Spurs rested first-round draft pick Lonnie Walker IV.
John Collins had 19 points and first-round pick Omari Spellman had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Hawks (0-2).
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Derrick Jones Jr. had 21 points and Duncan Robinson added 19 to lead the Heat (1-1). Lakers first-round draft picks Svi Mykhailiuk had 12 points and Moritz Wagner had eight points and five turnovers. Los Angeles is 0-2.
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Wayne Seldon and Kobi Simmons each had 20 points. No. 4 overall pick Jaren Jackson Jr. had 10 points and eight rebounds after a dominating performance the night before when he scored 29 points on eight 3-pointers for Memphis (2-0).
The Jazz (1-1) rested first-round pick Grayson Allen.
WARRIORS 71, KINGS 54
First-round draft pick Jacob Evans had a team-high 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting, adding five rebounds and two steals for the defending NBA champions.
Marvin Bagley III, the No. 2 pick in the draft, was held to seven points on 3-of-16 shooting with seven rebounds for the Kings (1-1). Justin Jackson had 20 points, but the Kings only shot 27.5 percent from the floor.
LeBron James wasn’t ready to go home or to Philadelphia or Los Angeles.
He’s heading to Toronto, bringing a Cavaliers team that isn’t done yet.
Unwilling to sit despite battling leg cramps in the second half, James scored 45 points and got some much-needed help from his teammates in Game 7 to stay unbeaten in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, leading the Cavaliers to a 105-101 win on Sunday over the Indiana Pacers, who pushed the game’s best player to the breaking point.
Following the game, an exhausted James said the series took a physical toll.
”I’m burnt right now,” he said. ”I’m not thinking about Toronto right now until tomorrow. I’m ready to go home. Can we? I’m tired. I want to go home.”
James added nine rebounds, seven assists and played over 43 minutes while improving to 13-0 in the first round. He kept Cleveland’s strange season alive – for the time being – but it took everything the 33-year-old and the Cavs had to hold off the Pacers, who came in confident after a 34-point win in Game 6.
But James, who at times seemed to be playing the Pacers by himself in the series Chad Thomas Color Rush Jersey , pulled the Cavs back from the brink of elimination and at least delayed any more talk about impending free agency.
”Amazing,” Indiana’s Victor Oladipo said of James. ”He did what he always does. It’s not really shocking. He’s the best in the world, and that’s what the best does and now I gotta work to get on that level.”
The Cavs will open the conference semifinals on Tuesday at top-seeded Toronto.
Early in the game, James looked at agent Rich Paul sitting courtside and told him he wasn’t coming out. James then played the first 35 minutes before heading to the locker room with one minute left in the third to be treated for what he said was ”a little minor injury.” James said he was urged to get IV fluids but turned them down.
Nothing was going to keep James off the floor in what some Cleveland fans feared could have been his last game with the franchise.
He fought through the fatigue. He had no choice.
”It felt like a Game 7,” he said. ”It was like, your mind is thinking like, `OK, besides the two I played in the Finals, you start thinking like, is this it? Could this be it?’ That’s just human nature. And then the other side of my brain was like, `Let’s go make something happen. Let’s go, that’s what you here for. You’re here to make plays, you’re the leader.”’
The Cavs got a huge lift from Tristan Thompson, who played just 24 minutes in the first six games but made a rare start as Cavs coach Tyronn Lue used his 34th different starting lineup this season. Thompson added 15 points and 10 rebounds, Kevin Love made four 3-pointers http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-henrik-sedin-jersey , and George Hill returned after missing three games with back spasms to score 11 in 19 second-half minutes.
”Five guys in double figures,” said Lue, who has taken heat for some decisions in the series. ”But I’m just happy Tristan, because he’s been here with us for so long and been through all of the things we’ve been through over the course of the last four years, and to step in and play the way he did, I’m just so happy for him.”
Oladipo scored 30 and Darren Collison had 23 for the Pacers, who were still within four in the final minute before a cutting James scored on a bullet pass from Kyle Korver with 30 seconds left.
”Best receiver in the NBA,” Korver said of James. ”Just got to put it up there for him.”
Oladipo hit a 3 at the horn and was immediately embraced by James, who had never played a first-round Game 7 and was in jeopardy of seeing an eighth trip to the Finals end quickly.
”Honestly, I think we were the better team, and they had the best player in the world,” Pacers forward Trevor Booker said.
It was the first Game 7 in Quicken Loans Arena history, and Cleveland fans were on edge from the start.
A loss would not only have ended the Cavs’ season earlier than expected and their reign as three-time conference champs, but it would have pushed James closer to free agency. He’s expected to opt out of his contract in July to test the market, and there’s already a line of teams stretching from Philly to L.A. looking to sign the three-time champion.
His stay in Cleveland isn’t quite complete.
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”I just think in Game 7, go with the guys who’ve been here, who’ve been through it all and know what it takes,” Lue said.
Despite the loss, the Pacers felt great about their season.
”If y’all don’t respect the Indiana Pacers now, I have no respect for you,” Oladipo said. ”Nobody thought we would be here.”
Lance Stephenson, an eight-year pro in his second tour with Indiana, was especially impressed with the team’s young players.
”This team was amazing,” he said. ”We brought it every night. There was no drama all season and everybody kept a positive attitude at all times. The future is bright.”
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Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis Authentic Joe Thornton Jersey , where a contingent of local, state and national agencies is working to ensure that the game and dozens of related events are safe.
The downtown location of the Feb. 4 title game has presented challenges for authorities, who have had to get creative as they carved a secure perimeter around businesses and a major hospital near U.S. Bank Stadium. But it’s not the first time the Super Bowl has dealt with the challenges of a city center, and authorities who have spent roughly two years thinking about every possible scenario say they are prepared.
”We’re ready for anything that may come our way,” Minneapolis Police Commander Scott Gerlicher said. ”It’s about not just feeling safe, but making sure people are in fact safe.”
Gerlicher, whose department is overseeing security, said this Super Bowl will have the largest deployment of federal resources yet. That’s because Minneapolis has a relatively small department – less than 900 officers compared with the roughly 5,000 in Houston, where last year’s game was held – and needed more personnel.
Dozens of other cities are sending officers too, and the Minnesota National Guard has been activated. An additional 10,000 volunteers are being trained to spot suspicious activity.
Visitors can expect to see increased police patrols, bomb-sniffing dogs, helicopters, officers in tactical gear, and that chain-link and concrete fence around U.S. Bank Stadium.
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”Our efforts are to make sure that it’s a warm and inviting atmosphere. But make no mistake about it – there are tons of watchful eyes from the law enforcement and public safety sectors,” said Alex Khu, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Minnesota and the federal coordinator for this year’s Super Bowl.
Because of the dense area around the stadium, some security screening will be happening off-site. They also had to figure out how to secure Super Bowl Live, a largely free-flowing, 10-day outdoor event that’s open to the public. Meanwhile, some events are being held in nearby St. Paul and at the Mall of America in Bloomington, while team hotels, practice facilities – and transportation to and from – also must be secured.
Jeffrey Miller, former senior vice president and chief security officer for the NFL, said each host city faces different challenges. In Minneapolis, perhaps the biggest is the weather. He said security staff may need to be doubled or tripled to keep people from being exposed to dangerous elements for a prolonged time.
”That’s a challenge, and it’s a costly one you don’t have if playing in San Diego,” he said.
Miller said setting up a perimeter around a downtown venue is more difficult than setting one up around a stadium surrounded by parking lots. Architects, engineers and other experts are part of the planning. For fans, he said, there are advantages to being downtown and close to the action.
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Miller said officials also have to take into account recent world events – meaning the possibility of a terror attack.
Joe Rivers, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI in Minneapolis, said a threat assessment for the game has included analyzing attacks around the world. He cited the May bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the Oct. 1 shooting at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas and the Oct. 31 vehicle attack on a New York City bike path. Without providing detail, Rivers said authorities used those attacks to shape their plans.
Local history must also be considered. Minneapolis has seen dozens of young men travel to Somalia or Syria to join extremist groups over the past decade. There also has been a stabbing attack at a central Minnesota mall and a more recent bombing of a local mosque.
”It’s impossible for us to ignore the historical cases that we’ve had here and the type of threats … that we’ve addressed,” Rivers said.
He said there is no credible threat to the Super Bowl, and authorities are continuing to gather intelligence. Rivers said his main concerns are low-tech threats, such as someone driving a vehicle into or firing a weapon at a crowd.
”Not to alarm anyone, but it’s not hard to come by weapons in this country and with where our venues are located and things like that, there’s no way we can possibly secure every single floor of every single building that can see a venue or can overlook a crowd, so those are concerns, yes,” he said.
Fans attending Super Bowl events can help by staying vigilant. In addition to calling 911, people who see something suspicious can call 1-800-CALL-FBI. In the event of something like the Boston Marathon bombing, the FBI has created a website where witnesses can upload videos and photos so the FBI can gather evidence quickly.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had another efficient preseason showing.
Andy Dalton bogged down a bit with his Cincinnati Bengals.
Prescott led a pair of scoring drives in three possessions, capped by a scrambling 6-yard scoring pass to Terrance Williams, before the Bengals rallied after halftime for a 21-13 exhibition victory Saturday night.
The Bengals had just two first downs in three Dalton-led possessions a week after he threw for two touchdowns with an offense that was revamped after finishing last in the NFL. One of the first downs was on Dalton’s 13-yard scramble after the Bengals (2-0) started with a pair of three-and-outs.
A week after throwing a 30-yard touchdown to rookie Michael Gallup on his only drive of the preseason opener in San Francisco, Prescott was 10 of 15 for 86 yards. The TD drive for a 10-0 lead was kept alive by an 8-yard slant to Gallup, who reached out for a nice catch inside the Cincinnati 10.
The concern for the Cowboys (0-2) was the status of four-time Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin, who left early on what would have been his last drive with a knee injury.
Owner Jerry Jones said an MRI was planned Sunday and he was optimistic about the outcome. Martin was injured when he bent down to block cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick in the open field on a run by Rod Smith. Martin was on the sideline in street clothes late in the game.
“I just want to say we’ve got more to gain from (the MRI), but from what we’ve seen, I’ll sleep good tonight on Martin,” Jones said.
Dalton finished 5 of 7 for 41 yards, with his final drive stalling near midfield.
On Cincinnati’s first offensive play after Dalton left, Dallas defensive end Taco Charlton forced a fumble on a short completion to Tyler Boyd, with cornerback Byron Jones getting the recovery.
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The Cowboys forced two turnovers after getting three against the 49ers. The highlight was Chidobe Awuzie’s leaping interception , which he tipped to himself along the sideline late in the first half.
Cincinnati’s first points came on backup kicker Jonathan Brown’s 55-yard field goal in the third quarter.
The Bengals went ahead 11-10 when Tra Carson scored on a 2-yard run and Jeff Driskel threw a 2-point conversion pass to John Ross. Matt Barkley’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Brian Hill wrapped up the scoring midway through the fourth quarter.
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Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory played for the first time since the finale of the 2016 regular season. He missed all of last season after getting suspended three times in 2016 for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Gregory didn’t show up in the defensive stats but pressured Dalton on a third-down misfire to an open A.J. Green on Cincinnati’s opening possession.
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With star running back Ezekiel Elliott sitting again for Dallas, Smith had 13 carries in the first 18 minutes, finishing with 49 yards. His workload was helped by a nearly nine-minute drive to Williams’ touchdown. Bengals starter Joe Mixon got just four carries for 8 yards.
The work in progress that is the overhauled offensive line for the Bengals remains that way, this time after fired line coach Paul Alexander was watching from the opposing sideline after getting hired by Dallas. Cedric Ogbuehi was at right tackle to start the second half when gave up a sack to Charlton while getting called for holding. Cincinnati running backs had just 7 yards on six carries before halftime.
The Cowboys were standing for the national anthem in the first preseason home game, “toe on the line” as owner Jerry Jones declared they would be in his opening remarks at training camp last month. The Dallas players, with some coaches sprinkled in, were single file on the sideline, spanning about 50 yards. As usual, all the Bengals were standing.
Bengals: Rookie CB Davontae Harris was ruled out with a knee injury in the first half. … TE C.J. Uzomah sustained a cut to his face early in the game, but came back with a 23-yard catch in the first half.
Cowboys: S Xavier Woods left with a hamstring injury. … Rookie RB Bo Scarbrough, a seventh-round pick out of Alabama, went to the locker room with a hip injury. … DE Datone Jones and S Jameill Showers left with knee injuries.
For “dress rehearsal” week, the Bengals will be at Buffalo and the Cowboys will be home against Arizona. Both games are next Sunday.
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This year, if the Steelers and Bell don’t do a long-term deal by Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET, many presume he’ll do the same. And while it’s useful for Bell to have the Steelers think it will happen that way (since it creates more of an incentive to sign him), there’s a case to be made for Bell showing up for training camp and the preseason.
If Monday’s deadline passes without Bell signing a long-term deal, Bell will have a clear path to the open market in March 2019, because the Steelers would have to apply the quarterback tender if he’s franchise-tagged a third time. So if that’s the post-July 16 scenario Ravens Authentic Jerseys , Bell arguably would have an incentive to be as prepared as possible to have the best season he can, maximizing his value as he prepares for his better-late-than-never shot at unrestricted free agency.
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The other side of this one, of course, is that 1,946 yards from scrimmage would be more than good enough to maximizing his earnings in March, and that showing up for camp and the preseason would serve only to present more opportunities to suffer the kind of injury that would keep him from cashing in.
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It waited until the sixth round on Saturday.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace turned largely to the defensive side in the final day with three selections, including sixth-round defensive end Kylie Fitts from Utah.
Before Fitts, the Bears selected Western Kentucky inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe in Round 4, and Delaware defensive tackle Bilal Nichols in Round 5. They closed out the draft in the seventh round by taking another target for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Georgia wide receiver Javon Wims.
After grabbing Georgia standout inside linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick on Thursday, the Bears drafted Iowa center James Daniels with the 39th pick on Friday, then traded up to select Memphis receiver Anthony Miller at No. 51.
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Now they'll be left to rely on free agent acquisition Aaron Lynch and third-year linebacker Leonard Floyd for an outside pass rush, while considering remaining unrestricted free agents or undrafted free agents.
Overall, productive safe picks replaced potential and risky selections for Chicago, as Pace made only one trade in his first draft since Matt Nagy became coach.
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The Bears finished last in the NFC North for the fourth straight year and have missed the playoffs every season since 2010, leading to the firing of coach John Fox. They haven't posted a winning record since 2012, Lovie Smith's final year.
A defensive end in Utah's 4-3 formation, Fitts has more than his inexperience in the Bears' 3-4 scheme to overcome. He had a Lisfranc ligament tear in his foot in 2016 and played in only two games, then had shoulder and ankle sprains last year.
Fitts called the injuries the reason he dropped from a projected pick in the third or fifth rounds to the sixth.
"It was just a run of bad luck and I think I got it all out of the way," Fitts said. "I think it definitely made me into a stronger man and I'm healthy now and I'm excited to play for the Bears."
Going undrafted until the final round gave Georgia's Wims a familiar overlooked feeling.
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Delaware's Nichols has a real inside Bears connection. Nagy is a Delaware grad, as is Bears offensive assistant Brian Ginn, who played quarterback and was an assistant for the Blue Hens.
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Additional outside pass rushers are needed because the Bears like to use a rotation of three or four outside rushers. Fitts joins Howard Jones, Isaiah Irving and Sam Acho as potential outside pass rushers behind Lynch and Floyd.
Veterans Lamarr Houston, Pernell McPhee and Willie Young accounted for 10 Bears sacks last year but are no longer with the team.
Former starting cornerback Tony Lippett has been waived by the Miami Dolphins after missing all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Lippett started 13 games in 2016 but struggled returning from his injury in training camp this year.
Also cut Saturday was receiver Leonte Carroo, a third-round pick in 2016 who has only 10 receptions in two seasons.
Miami kept two reserve quarterbacks, Brock Osweiler and David Fales. Quarterback Bryce Petty was waived injured.
Seventh-round pick Jason Sanders apparently won the battle of rookies for the placekicking job when Miami waived undrafted free agent Greg Joseph.
Undrafted rookie Lucas Gravelle was cut, meaning 39-year-old John Denney returns for a 14th season as the team's long snapper.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers sure are getting a lot of attention for a team coming off a six-win season that hasn’t even sniffed the playoffs the past four years.
That’s what a season-ending five-game winning streak and the presence of a potential franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo will do.
One group not buying into all the hype is in the San Francisco locker room.
“There’s no one (here) who thinks we arrived,” said left tackle Joe Staley, the only player left from the Niners‘ last playoff team in 2013. “We have a ton of work to do. We were a 6-10 football team. We were happy with the way we finished last year, but that’s in the past.”
San Francisco put together that sterling 5-0 finish after a dreadful start to the first season under coach Kyle Shanahan that featured nine straight losses to begin the schedule, including a record five straight by three points or fewer.
That all began to change after the team acquired Garoppolo before the trade deadline from New England. After a few weeks to learn the offense, Garoppolo stepped in and showed why the Patriots had groomed him as Tom Brady’s successor.
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Among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts last season, Garoppolo ranked first in yards per attempt, fourth in completion percentage. His 308.4 yards passing per game in his five starts also would have led the league had he played a full season.
But more importantly, he changed the mindset of a whole franchise.
“Jimmy is confident in himself,” Shanahan said. “I think everyone felt that right away. That’s why guys gravitate to guys. It doesn’t matter what people say or how they act. People can tell when people believe in themselves and when they don’t. But, it shows the most on the field. When you’re having success as a quarterback, as a receiver, as anybody Adidas Leon Draisaitl Jersey , that confidence is only going to grow. When people start seeing you, the more plays you can put together the higher it gets.”
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SHERMAN’S HEALTH: One of the most high-profile moves San Francisco made in free agency was signing Richard Sherman after his release in Seattle. After years of tormenting the Niners, Sherman has flipped sides in the NFC West rivalry. But how effective he will be will depend heavily on his health. His 2017 season was cut short by surgery on his Achilles tendon. Sherman hopes to overcome that at age 30. He was slowed by a hamstring problem in camp, so it’s uncertain how much speed he’s lost from his days as the league’s top cover cornerbacks.
REUBEN’S ROLE: Reuben Foster showed signs of being an elite inside linebacker as a rookie when he was on the field. The problem was he missed five full games with injuries and left several others for periods of time. Having Foster at middle linebacker is key and the Niners have tried to get him to use his hands more to limit the wear and tear on his body. But Foster already will miss the first two games because of a suspension following two offseason arrests, and San Francisco can’t afford to be without him much more.
RUSH THE PASSER: San Francisco failed to generate much pass pressure last year, getting only 30 sacks. Elvis Dumervil was cut after leading the team with 6 ½, and no one else had more than three. Despite the lack of production, DeForest Buckner is one of the league’s top defensive linemen. He generates consistent pressure and could get more opportunities outside to get one-on-one matchups that could lead to more sacks.
DEEP THREAT: One of the most impressive 49ers last year was speedy WR Marquise Goodwin M.J. Stewart Color Rush Jersey , who smashed his career highs with 56 catches for 962 yards in his first season with San Francisco. The former Olympic long jumper proved he can be more than a deep threat as he ranked in the top six in catches (29) and yards (384) in five games with Garoppolo.
“He’s continued to get better in every facet of his game,” Shanahan said. “He probably hasn’t gotten faster, he’s always been fast. But his hands have gotten better, he’s gotten more consistent. He tracks the ball well. It’s not just catching the easy ones now, he’s starting to make some tough ones.”
RUN THE ROCK: The Niners let Carlos Hyde leave in free agency and replaced him with a more versatile back in Jerick McKinnon. The question remains whether San Francisco has the size in the backfield to get the tough yards when needed. McKinnon is a threat in the passing game but has never been an every down back and averaged less than 4 yards a carry the past two seasons. There were few proven options behind him until Alfred Morris signed midway through camp, but he might not even make the team. McKinnon and backups Matt Breida and Joe Williams were hurt in August, raising more questions about their durability.
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The Green Bay Packers could be looking to make more deals on Day 2 of the NFL draft.
They got more help for the porous secondary in the first round Friday night by picking Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander. Now a defense led by new coordinator Mike Pettine could also use another playmaker on the edge to rush the passer.
Green Bay has just one pick for now on Friday George Kittle Jersey , the 45th overall selection in the second round. With 10 picks for the third day of the draft on Saturday, general manager Brian Gutekunst has the tools needed to move up and make another pick or two in the second or third rounds.
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Basketball’s international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.
The fight spilled into the area behind the baseline and video showed a chair being thrown at the back of an Australia player either by a fan or member of the Philippines team staff. Former NBA player Andray Blatche, now playing for the Philippines Brian Allen Color Rush Jersey , appeared to throw multiple punches, while Maker came at a Philippines player with legs flying high as it continued.
A total of 13 players were ejected after the melee that began in the third quarter of Australia’s 89-53 victory following a collision in the lane. The game continued with just three players from the Philippines.
Anthony Moore Gustav Forsling Jersey , chief executive of Australian basketball, apologized to fans in a statement Daryl Williams Jersey , adding that ”this is not the spirit in which sport should be played and certainly not in the spirit in which we aim to play basketball.”
The Australians later tweeted that everyone on their team was safe and well . The Bucks said they would have no comment about Maker.
FIBA says a decision will be announced in the coming days.
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Answers are required and this can be a first step to return to the transparency required of a body which is a major beneficiary of regional resources and private sponsorship.Many lovers of the game have said to me, What can we do that would make a difference? The WICB seems to be untouchable. I say to them and to all cricket lovers who are concerned, let the call for a forensic audit be loud and clear. We need to save our cricket and this has to begin with getting the WICB right. It would be entirely legitimate for CARICOM to fund such an exercise and I urge that they consider doing so.Asked for a reaction, the WICB told ESPNcricinfo that it has hired global consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG to conduct the audit operations. We maintain an internal and external audit system with PWC and KPMG respectively. You may refer to them for any additional inquiries you may have, a WICB spokesperson said.Gordon first made the call for an audit in July and has renewed his plea in light of the WICBs refusal to accept the latest CARICOM reform proposal and the controversial removal of Darren Sammy as captain of the West Indies T20I team.Rousseau, who served as president of the board from 1996 to 2001, said all sporting bodies need to be carefully monitored. There should be an assurance that there is certification by an independent group that proper governance procedures are followed at all times. I would commend to all the governments in CARICOM that they create special legislation that brings all the sporting associations under an obligation to observe good governance principles and to protect the finances of the association.Deyal, WICBs corporate secretary between 2006 and 2008, supported Gordons call and also urged for an audit of country boards.I strongly support the call. Mr Gordon has made a strong case for following the money and has proposed as the mechanism a forensic audit of the individual boards which own the WICB and of the WICB itself. There is a deep threat of the absolute and total downfall of West Indies cricket. Its a process which is fully underway and at this stage seemingly inevitable.Wilkin, a former chairman of the boards governance committee, suggested that unless the board heeds the calls for change, CARICOM governments should refuse permission for use of the stadia and refuse them access to regional cricket grounds.The real leverage which CARICOM has, if it seriously wants to force the WICB to change, is the control of most of the stadia used for international matches, Wilkins said. The WICB will not be able to host touring teams if the CARICOM governments refuse permission for use of the stadia and the various other permits required under local law.Wilkins said he was skeptical about CARICOMs unity considering the emergence of factions within the regional body. In June, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne had stated that he would categorically reject the CARICOMs call for dissolving the WICB.Imran Khan, a former WICB communications officer, also felt the CARICOMs refusal to give the WICB access to certain grounds could have an impact. Two things need to happen: mass fan boycott, and CARICOM governments refusing the WICB access to grounds which they own or control or have influence over, Khan said. CARICOM can no longer delay taking decisive action to rescue to the regional game from the cauldron of incompetence from which it boils. To not act is to contribute to the further deterioration of the regional game and to be complicit in its inevitable demise. 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His last appearance was as a pinch hitter on Sept. 20.Its a unique situation because Murphys injured, hes not playing, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. If hes playing, they could fight it out. I dont want DJ to lose a batting title that way (with Murphy not playing), so Im going to pay attention to the math. My philosophy, whether you like it or not, is Im going to take care of the guys who take care of our team. DJs one of those guys that takes care of our team.LeMahieu is 192-for-552 (.3478). Murphy is 184-for-530 (.3471). LeMahieu will only play in the final two games of the season if Murphy gets a pinch hit. One hit in his next at-bat would raise Murphys average to .3484.Im going to play when Skip wants me to play, LeMahieu said. I understand what hes doing. He sticks up for his players all the time. Its one of his best characteristics.LeMahieu finished with a .301 average last year when Weiss didnt play him on the final day of the season. It was the first time LeMahieu hit .300 in his career. He entered this season with a .284 lifetime average and is finishing a career year in bittersweet fashion.Its probably the least amount of fun Ive had all season -- this week, LeMahieu said. Part of me wants to be out there competing, doing what Ive been doing all year. The other part of me -- theres something really special out there, and Im going to let Walt take care of that.Jeff Hoffman will start Saturday for the Rockies, taking the place of Tyler Anderson. He was scratched because of a tired arm.Hoffman, who has never faced the Brewers, was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque on Aug. 20 and made five starts, the last on Sept. 14, and went 0-4 with a 6.04 ERA. He has lowered his ERA to 5. Ian Happ Jersey. 47 with two two-inning relief appearances, the last on Tuesday at San Francisco.Hoffman threw 27 pitches in relief on Sept. 23 and Tuesday. Weiss said Hoffman may be a tad de-conditioned as far as starting, but the expectation is hell be able to work five innings or 75 pitches.Wily Peralta, who is 7-11 with a 5.10 ERA, will start for the Brewers. He took a 4-2 loss against Cincinnati in his last start on Sunday, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings.Peralta was Milwaukees Opening Day starter but was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 12 before returning to the Brewers rotation on Aug. 9. In nine starts since coming back to Milwaukee, Peralta is 3-4 with a 3.23 ERA.Brewers first baseman Chris Carter will continue his pursuit of Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado for the NL home run run title. Each player homered Friday, giving Arenado 41, one short of the career high he set last year, and Carter 40. Arenado and Washingtons Bryce Harper tied for the NL lead last year.Arenado hit a two-run homer in the first inning on Friday night. Carter accounted for the Brewers run with his homer in the fourth.I wasnt trying to hit any more homers, I was just trying to hit it hard, Arenado said. Definitely when (Carter) hit his homer, I realized he was one behind me now. Hes a great hitter and hes had an unbelievable year. Hes got a lot of power. He barely touched that ball and it went flying.The competition is fun, and thats just the way it goes. I feel like every time I hit a homer, the other guys does. Last year when I hit 42, Harper hit (his 42nd) the day after. Its always fun. Thats what makes this game good.Arenado and Carter are tied for the NL lead with 158 games played. Carters previous career high was 37 home runs with Houston in 2014, and he relished getting to 40.Its definitely nice, its a place Ive never been, Carter said. In (2014), I ended up with 37 and couldnt make it to it. I definitely started trying harder (in 2014). This year, I just kept playing the same game and not try anything different. 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Greater Western Sydney have lost their most experienced player for their AFL preliminary final, with forward Steve Johnson accepting a one-match ban. Aleix Vidal Jersey .Johnson risked missing the grand final if the Giants challenged the sanction for a shoulder bump to the head of Sydneys Josh Kennedy in Saturdays qualifying final.The ball had left the area when contact was made and the blow stunned Kennedy, who left the field for a concussion test.He returned and played out the game but it was not enough to save Johnson, with the incident classed as careless conduct with medium impact to the head.The 33-year-olds early guilty plea on Tuesday means he will now miss the September 24 preliminary final against either Hawthorn or the Western Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium.It marks the second time Johnson has been ruled out of a playoff game through suspension, having missed an elimination final in 2012.Johnsons glittering 275-game career makes him one of the most important players in the Giants maiden finals campaign.The 2007 Norm Smith medallist has played all but one game this season, booting 43 goals.Giants ruckman Shane Mumford will be free to play in the preliminary final after escaping sanction for a hard tackle on Kurt Tippett which left the Swans forward rattled.The match review panel determined Tippetts head did not hit the ground during the tackle.Tippett was diagnosed with a fractured jaw but the MRP found he had sustained the injury during a ruck contest earlier in the game. 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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders released Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece on Monday after his four-game suspension for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing drugs was completed.Reece was suspended late last season and missed the final game of 2015 and the first three this season.With the Raiders running game thriving so far, the team decided it was time to cut ties with its longest-tenured position player.I dont know that the suspension played a big part in the decision, coach Jack Del Rio said.Other than to allow the guys that played, the backfield that we have, were using all those guys and theyre all doing a nice job in the roles that they have. We feel like its a good group and we dont want to disrupt it.Jamize Olawale has filled Reeces role as the fullback and is better suited as a lead blocker than the more versatile Reece.With the additions of rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard for depth behind starter Latavius Murray, there were few available opportunities for another back.Oakland (2-1) is averaging 148.3 yards rushing for the second-best mark in the NFL and a league-leading 5.9 yards per carry through three games.Despite that production, Del Rio said it was a difficult decision to let Reece go.We have a lot of admiration for the young man and a lot respect for what he brought to this organization for a number of years, Del Rio said. We feel like we have a really good group there so were making this decision.Reece was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl last season before the suspension came down.In eight seasons, he had 205 receptions for 2,015 yards with 12 touchdowns. He also ran for 844 yards on 183 carries with three touchdowns.What he has meant to the organization and to me over the past few years is hard to put into words, but his actions, both on and off the field, speak louder than any words can, general manager Reggie McKenzie said. Thiss was a tough decision. Sergio Busquets Jersey. Not enough can be said about Marcels commitment to his teammates and his pride in the Raiders, and we wish him and his family nothing but the best.The former college wide receiver who made himself into a successful NFL fullback often was a difficult matchup for opponents and was at times one of the few bright spots on some ineffective Oakland offenses.With his release, there are only three players on the Raiders roster who were brought into the organization by late owner Al Davis, who died in 2011.Kicker Sebastian Janikowski and long snapper Jon Condo pre-dated Reeces arrival in Oakland and special teams standout Taiwan Jones was part of Davis last draft class.Reece usually wore a T-shirt honoring Davis during pregame warmups.Owner Mark Davis, who took over the team after his fathers death, called this a sad day for the Raiders. He also said there will be a place in the organization for Reece after he retires.My father once said that I would have a tough time running this organization because I was too close to the players, and that rings true today, Mark Davis said. Marcel Reece has been a pillar of the organization for nine years and was the glue that held us together during a tough transition after my fathers passing. He helped put us on the upward path we are on today and his leadership will be sorely missed. The motto, `Once a Raider, Always a Raider, has never been more appropriate.Game notes The Raiders still have one open roster spot since they havent filled the 53rd spot created when DL Mario Edwards Jr. was placed on IR three weeks ago. ... 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Each week of the NFL season we will sift through the deeper options at each position with an eye on identifying streaming fantasy commodities with valuable matchups to consider. Karl Malone Jersey .Do you need replacement options for this first heavy bye week? We have some choice names to consider for those seeking widely available options at each position.QuarterbackJay Cutler, Chicago Bears After recommending Brian Hoyer for three straight weeks, I will stay within the Bears roster and suggest the player whom Hoyer replaced: Cutler.? He returns as the starter because of Hoyers broken arm and draws a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.??While the matchup isnt ideal, my recommendations always draw from the group of players who are owned in less than 20 percent of ESPN.com leagues and among those options, Cutler reigns supreme.??Historically, Cutler has performed well in home games against the Vikings, posting an average stat line of 257 passing yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game.??As that production likely means 19 fantasy points, you cant pass over that type of production deep on the waiver wire. -- K.D.Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo BillsEven as the Bills have missed their top receiver and elite vertical threat Sammy Watkins for several weeks, and in the face of LeSean McCoy limping off the field last week, Taylor has maintained steady fantasy results throughout. Taylor is just one of four quarterbacks this season to post six performances with at least 14 fantasy points. We dont expect Taylor to have a heavy exposure in standard leagues against the favored Patriots this week, as his start percentage of just 30.6 percent this season indicates, but hes a fine option, given that he leads quarterbacks in rushing and delivers one of the highest floors at the position each week. -- J.M.Running backChris Thompson, Washington RedskinsWhile my running back recommendations from deep on the wire are usually desperation plays, Thompson doesnt fit that description.??Thompson outperformed Matt Jones last Sunday, both in the running game by gaining 6.1 yards per carry to Jones 2.1 and in the receiving game, where he was targeted seven times and Jones zero.??On the season, Thompson gains almost half a yard more per carry than Jones, which means that Thompson will continue to eat into Jones opportunities.??This week, the Redskins face the Cincinnati Bengals, who have allowed the 11th most fantasy points to opposing running backs, making Thompson a top-24 option at the position. -- K.D.Devontae Booker, Denver BroncosThis rookie has been started just 3.1 percent of the time this season in ESPN leagues, but its time for investors to deploy Booker as a second tailback or flex this week. Booker consumed a majority of touches and snaps in the Denver backfield for the first time this season in Week 7, as his majority share this past Monday signals a potentially significant shift in the teams developing committee with veteran C.J. Anderson. On tape, its clear Booker looks more elusive and agile in evading traffic and tackles than his veteran counterpart. With the Chargers ceding the seventh-most fantasy points per game to backs this season, its time to trust Booker as a viable streaming asset. -- J.M.Wide receiverBrandon LaFell, Cincinnati BengalsI would be remiss if I didnt mention Brian Quick here, as he, Larry Fitzgerald and A.J. Green are the only NFL wide receivers who have at least 50 receiving yards in each of the past five weeks. However, Quick is on his bye, so he doesnt qualify as a streaming option this week.? Instead, take a look at LaFell, who is the fourth-highest scoring wide receiver over the last three weeks.? While LaFell has done this via finding his way into the end zone on four separate occasions during those three games, the fact that LaFell draws the Redskins, who rank 21st in the league with 1,820 receiving yards allowed, makes LaFell a safer play than you might think. -- K.D.Russell Shepard, Tampa Bay BuccaneersWith Vincent Jackson on injured reserve, Shepard could continue to enjoy an uptick in exposure, as he was second on the team in targets this past Sunday. Shepard flashed a strong rapport with Jameis Winston in Week 7 with an 83.3 percent catch rate and an average depth of target of 12 yards downfield. The matchup this week is undeniably inviting, as the leagues other pirate-themed team, the Raiders, has ceded 205.4 yards per game to receivers this season, most in the league. With an ownership rate of zero in ESPN leagues as of press time, we can reasonably acquire and deploy Shepard in all formats this Sunday. -- J.M.Tight endC.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston TexansFiedorowiczs average stat line over the last four weeks is five catches on seven targets and 58 receiving yards.??He has received no fewer than five targets in each of those games.??In short, this third-year tight end has emerged as a reliable fantasy option but is owned in less than 7 percent of ESPN.com leagues.??Going against the Detroit Lions, who have allowed a touchdown to opposing tight ends in five of their six games is icing on the cake for this recommendation.??Fiedorowicz isnt just a streaming option, he needs to be owned outright. -- K.D.Vernon Davis, Washington RedskinsWe can find Davis in fantasy free agency in more than 70 percent of ESPN leagues at the moment, while his start percentage is hovering around 20 percent. Davis has run routes on more than 96 percent of Kirk Cousins dropbacks over the past two games in place of Jordan Reed. With the team facing a Week 9 bye, its quite possible Reed gets extra time to recover from another troubling concussion. In his place, Davis could prove capably productive, thanks to such a strong exposure rate. It also helps to consider the Bengals have ceded the 11th-most yards per game and eighth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. -- J.M.D/STAtlanta FalconsWhile the Falcons defense ranks 26th in the league in terms of yards from scrimmage allowed, theyve actually been decent from a fantasy perspective.??Over their last five games, theyve scored at least six fantasy points four times.??This week, theyll be home against the Green Bay Packers, who will be without their two best running backs, Eddie Lacy and James Starks.??While Ty Montgomery and Knile Davis may be serviceable at the position, the fact that the Falcons will basically be playing against a one-dimensional offense should be favorable.??Look for Aaron Rodgers to throw more than 40 times, which means plenty of opportunities for sacks and turnovers for the Falcons defense. -- K.D.New York JetsWith negative fantasy production in two of the past three games, its understandable to hesitate, while evaluating this defenses fantasy prospects. What helps is to look at the recent success in the pressure department, as the Jets blitzed the Ravens on 46.7 percent of Baltimores dropbacks in Week 7. New York has allowed the seventh-fewest yards per rush to opposing backfields this season, so we could see the Browns compelled to drop back regularly in this conference battle. If the Jets can again effectively blitz the pocket -- Baltimore was limited to just 5.33 yards per dropback this past Sunday -- we could see another sound fantasy showing as a result. -- J.M.Individual defensive playersLinebackerAvery Williamson, Tennessee TitansRostered in just under 11 percent of ESPN leagues, Williamson rates second among inside linebacker in Pro Football Focus signature run-stop percentage metric, which accounts for the rate of tackles a player makes on the number of run spans he plays. Williamson has been on the field 90.5 percent of the Titans defensive snaps this season and has at least nine tackles in four of the past five games. -- J.M.Defensive backBradley McDougald, Tampa Bay BuccaneersAs an enforcer in the Tampa secondary, McDougald rates sixth among NFL safeties in run-stop percentage and has been on the field for a rewarding 98.2 percent of the teams defensive plays this season. With two high-octane offenses on the upcoming schedule, this Kansas product could prove productive in the tackles department in effectively patrolling the passing and running lanes. -- J.M.Defensive lineBrandon Graham, Philadelphia EaglesIm endorsing Graham for the second time this season, since his ownership is still sitting below 20 percent, despite ranking second in the league among 4-3 ends in total pass pressures and claims the top pass-rush productivity rate (formula of hits, hurries and sacks per dropback) at the position on Pro Football Focus. 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Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd.As the opening night of Premier League draws closer, we have picked a PL club to represent each of this seasons darting stars. Premier League moments Rod Studd looks back on some Premier League classics Defending champion Gary Anderson, world No 1 Michael van Gerwen, and six-time winner Phil Taylor are all part of a 10-man field who will head to the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports. But which PL team is a fitting example of this campaigns title hopefuls? Gary Anderson - Chelsea Gary Anderson starts the defence of his title next week The reigning champion will be hoping to mount a more concerted title defence than Chelsea, but on his day the Scot is more than a match for any of the top contenders.Anderson is not afraid to fight his corner in the manner of Blues striker Diego Costa as he proved in last years row with Raymond van Barneveld about the Dutchman walking too close to him on the oche. World champion Gary Anderson looks ahead to the Premier League The Flying Scotsman has shown he can land major silverware and holds his nerve in the closing stages of a season.Michael van Gerwen - Manchester City Michael van Gerwen will be trying to regain the Premier League crown Comparisons can be drawn between the Dutchman and the affluent Manchester club, especially after MVG scooped nearly £1m in prize money from his tournament wins last season - like City he has also flown out of the traps this season with victory in the opening event of the regular season.Van Gerwen also possesses similar firepower to the likes of Sergio Aguero and can blast aside his rivals with a stunning checkout. Michael van Gerwen displays his composed finishing with a 160 checkout But like City, the 26-year-old has suffered surprise defeats while pursuing the sports top silverware.Phil Taylor - Manchester United Phil Taylor failed to win a major title in 2015 Still hugely popular due to past success, Taylor and Manchester United are both enduring a barren spell.The Power has been forced to contend with recent speculation about his future, very much like Uniteds beleaguered boss Louis van Gaal.And it remains to be seen whether Taylor or the Manchester giants can silence their doubters by rediscovering their title-winning form. Raymond van Barneveld - Liverpool Raymond van Barneveld displayed vintage form at the World Championship After a golden era, Van Barneveld and Liverpool have only been able to collect the occasional title in recent years.Both are capable of conjuring up glimpses of their past glory as shown by Barneys thrilling win over Van Gerwen at the World Championship. Raymond van Barneveld produced a stunning comeback from 3 nil down to beat Michael Smith 5-4 and reach the semi-finals of the World Championship But they have fallen short at crucial spells and RVBs sleepy start to his semi-final defeat against Adrian Lewis at Ally Pally was akin to that Steven Gerrard backpass against Chelsea. Tony Bradley Jersey. drian Lewis - Arsenal Adrian Lewis endured more title anguish against Anderson at Alexandra Palace In their pomp, Lewis and Arsenal had that Invincible air about them, but they have struggled to cope with the burden of expectation.Jackpot can produce moments of brilliance and frustration, just like the north Londoners, and this lack of consistency has hampered their pursuit of new silverware.But Lewis will prove his critics wrong if he lifts another title on the closing day of the season.James Wade - Everton James Wade has kept his fans waiting for another major trophy win Respected members of the league, Wade and Everton have to cast their minds back a bit for memories of their most successful spells.But Wade remains a testing opponent for any rivals and fans of the Merseysiders would appreciate the mixture of grit and talent that The Machine displays on the oche.Another mid-table finish looks likely, unless Wade can cast off the lapses in concentration that have cost him dearly.Peter Wright - Norwich City Peter Wright enjoys standing out from the crowd Wrights fondness for colourful outfits suggests that he would happily pull on Norwichs eye-catching home kit on a match day - or even their more lurid away strip.When in top form, Snakebite can offer as much enjoyment as the free-flowing Canaries, but is let down by a lack of cutting edge when under pressure.You can rarely accuse Wright or City of dullness and he should provide even more entertainment for the watching fans.Dave Chisnall - Watford Dave Chisnall compiled the most 180s in last seasons Premier League Another player with a penchant for bright outfits, Chisnalls love of a yellow shirt means he is a natural choice for Watford.Chizzy and the Hornets have come to the fore over the last few years and the prolific Odion Ighalo would approve of his scoring power. Dave Chisnall wowed the Wolverhampton crowd by hitting a wonderful nine-darter against Peter Wright After exceeding expectations last year, Chisnall will want to force his way among the big guns.Michael Smith - Bournemouth Michael Smith is taking a step into the unknown A Premier League debutant, Smith is an easy match for the south coast side as they are making their first appearances on the big stage.Smith must handle the pressure of playing in sold-out venues and like Bournemouth, the 25-year-old will start as an underdog against the more established performers.But Bully Boy and Bournemouth are capable of punching above their weight and more than capable of causing a stir in the coming weeks.Robert Thornton - Swansea City Robert Thornton triumphed at last years Grand Prix Swansea and the Scot share similar qualities as they both relish the challenge of again mixing it with the major stars.Thornton proved he can compete for notable titles by winning last years Grand Prix, while the Swans added the League Cup to their cabinet after rejoining the top tier.But weeks of competition could take their toll on The Thorn, who could be looking anxiously over his shoulder on Judgement Night.You can watch the opening night live on Sky Sports 1 from 7pm on Thursday, we will be building up to the coverage this week and our live blog here at www.skysports.com/darts and on the Sky Sports app will keep you up to date with all the action. 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NEW YORK -- When the Chicago Blackhawks take the ice at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, they will face one of the top goaltenders in the league. Boston Bruins Gear .It is just a matter of which one New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault decides to start.For the first time in more than a decade, there is a genuine goaltending controversy with the Rangers, who will face the Blackhawks for the second time in less than a week. With Henrik Lundqvist struggling, Vigneault handed the reins to backup Antti Raanta for three consecutive starts. Raanta rewarded his coachs faith by going 3-0-0 with two shutouts, including one in Chicago on Friday.After Raanta made 19 saves in a 5-0 home win against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, he became the first Rangers goaltender since 2003 to record back-to-back shutouts.So who will Vigneault have in net against the Blackhawks?Do I know who Im going to start next game? Vigneault asked aloud Sunday. Yes, I do. But I havent told them.With the Rangers keeping it secret from the media Sunday and not practicing Monday, no one knows if it will be Raanta for a fourth straight start or if Lundqvist will reassume the net.Hanks like all our players: team-first attitude, Vigneault said Sunday morning to the New York Daily News. And right now theres no doubt that Anttis playing real well and deserves to play. I love Hank, but I love the team more, and right now Antti is on top of his game.Lundqvist said all the right things while riding the bench.If (Raanta) didnt play that well and Id still be sitting here, thatd be harder to accept, Lundqvist told the Daily News on Sunday. Obviously I understand it when hes playing that well. Again, it comes down to whats best for the team. Im not gonna try to convince anyone when (Vigneault) believes this is the best for the group right now.The Blackhawks are in a similar situation, as they are riding backup goaltender Scott Darling with Corey Crawford out two to three weeks after an appendectomy. In five starts since taking over for Crawford, Darling is 2-2-1 and has allowed just seven goals. He has given up two goals on 83 shots in his past three starts.Tuesday could provide a rematch of the 1-0 overtime thriller between the teams that saw Raanta outduel Darling, two players who found themselves vying for the backup job in Chicago before Raanta was traded to New York in June 2015.It kind of builds your intensity, Darling said to the Chicago Sun-Times of facing Raanta. Hes making big saves. You dont want to be the guy to let one in. Its like were going against each other.The Blackhawks arent just depleted by injury in net.Jonathan Toews missed the past nine games with a back injury, although he skated Sunday morning before the Blackhawks 3-1 win against the Dallas Stars. Brent Seabrook sat out his second consecutive game with an upper-body injury, but he also skated Sunday and feels as if he could play Tuesday against the Rangers.I thought it was better, Seabrook said Sunday to the Chicago Sun-Times. I felt better waking up this morning and getting back out there, passing pucks and a little skate ... at the end I thought was good. Felt good.Both Toews and Seabrook joined the team in New York, so their status likely will be decided Tuesday morning.Certainly good to get him on the ice, coach Joel Quenneville said to the Chicago Sun-Times of Toews. We feel he can be close, but then again we want to make sure that theres some certainty that hes going to be fine and were not going to go backwards on this one. 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CLEVELAND -- The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians on Wednesday (all times local):11:55 p.m.The Cubs and Indians are headed to extra innings tied 6-6, with Game 7 headed for a dramatic finish.Its the first Game 7 of the Series to go to extra innings since 1997, when the Florida Marlins beat the Indians in 11 innings. Edgar Renteria ended that one with an RBI single that deflected off the glove of pitcher Charles Nagy.The Cubs were four outs from their first title since 1908, but star closer Aroldis Chapman blew a 6-3 lead in the eighth when Brandon Guyer hit an RBI double with two outs and Rajai Davis homered.Cleveland is seeking its first championship since 1948.-11:45 p.m.Javier Baez squared to bunt with a full count and a runner on third, and the Cubs infielder fouled it off to help the Indians preserve a 6-6 tie in a nervy top of the ninth inning in Game 7.With one out, Jason Heyward stole second base with Baez batting then took third when catcher Yan Gomes throw skipped into the outfield. Baez then tried to bunt, fouling the ball straight back for strike three.Dexter Fowler then grounded out to shortstop, ending the inning.Cleveland has the top of the order due up in the bottom of the ninth, starting with Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.---11:25 p.m.Could a little rain extend baseballs longest droughts?Indians outfielder Rajai Davis tied Game 7 at 6 with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and when Chicagos David Ross stepped in to lead off the ninth, the rain started coming down.The Cubs are trying to win their first World Series championship since 1908, and Cleveland hasnt won since 1948.The start of the game was moved up 8 minutes to 8 p.m. over concerns it might get wet. AccuWeather senior meteorologist said in a statement before the game: If Game 7 runs late or goes into extra innings, then the chance of drenching rain will increase.--11:20 p.m.Indians outfielder Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer off closer Aroldis Chapman, and Cleveland and the Chicago Cubs are headed to the ninth inning of Game 7 tied 6-6.Davis yanked Chapmans slider over the wall in the left-field corner with two outs in the eighth inning, capping a three-run inning and pulling the Indians even for the first time since the fourth inning.Chapman relieved Jon Lester to protect a 6-3 lead with two outs and a man on first. He allowed an RBI double to Brandon Guyer in his first at-bat, then delivered a hittable slider that Davis smacked.Manager Joe Maddon has been questioned about his use of Chapman in Games 5 and 6. Maddon let the closer throw 62 pitches over three days leading up to Game 7.Chicago has David Ross, Jason Heyward and Javier Baez due up in the ninth. Ross and Baez have already homered.---10:55 p.m.Six outs to bury 108 exasperating years.Jon Lester struck out Jason Kipnis with a runner on second base to end the seventh inning, protecting a 6-3 Cubs lead. With closer Aroldis Chapman warming in the bullpen, that could be it for Lester.The veteran left-hander came on in relief of Kyle Hendricks in the fifth inning and allowed two runs to score on a wild pitch. Hes been solid since, completing 2 1/3 innings without more damage in his first relief outing since the 2007 AL Championship Series, when he pitched for the Red Sox at Progressive Field.---10:25 p.m.The Chicago Cubs are nine outs away from ending 108 years of frustration.Chicago leads the Cleveland Indians 6-3 through six innings of Game 7. The Cubs have three home runs through six innings after managing just six total through the first six games of the Series.Javier Baez, Chicagos 21-year-old defensive whiz, is the second-youngest player in World Series history to hit a home run in Game 7, while 39-year-old catcher David Ross is the oldest player to homer in a winner-take-all World Series game.---10:10 p.m.David Ross homered in what might have been his final major league at-bat.The Cubs catcher, set to retire after the season, launched a solo shot off shutdown left-hander Andrew Miller in the sixth inning. The ball just cleared the wall in center field, boosting Chicagos lead to 6-3.Ross entered in the bottom of the fifth along with left-hander Jon Lester. The veteran backstop has been Lesters go-to handler behind the plate all season, and his homer stretched Chicagos lead after Cleveland got two runs on Lesters wild pitch.---10 p.m.Jason Kipnis and the Cleveland Indians used their legs to get back into Game 7 against the Chicago Cubs.Carlos Santana scored from third base and Kipnis came in from second when Jon Lester uncorked a wild pitch with two outs in the fifth, pulling the Indians to 5-3.Lester came on with two outs in the fifth when starter Kyle Hendricks was pulled after walking Santana. Kipnis reached on an infield hit and a throwing error by catcher David Ross, who entered at the same time as Lester.Both runners came home when Lesters pitch bounced off Ross mask and skipped toward the Cubs dugout. Kipnis slid headfirst under Lesters tag to give the Indians a needed jolt.---9:45 p.m.The Chicago Cubs are pouring it on in Game 7.Javier Baez led off the fifth with a home run against Corey Kluber and Anthony Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant on a perfectly executed hit-and-run play to give the Cubs a 5-1 lead.Kluber, who won Games 1 and 4 for the Indians, exited after Baezs home run. The Chicago second baseman was 4 for 26 with 11 strikeouts before his first home run of the World Series. Kluber allowed four runs in four-plus innings and failed to record a strikeout for the first time in his major league career.---9:20 p.m.The Cubs again lead Game 7 thanks to their aggressive baserunning and some shoddy defense by the Cleveland Indians.Kris Bryant scored on Addison Russells sacrifice fly to shallow center field when Rajai Davis throw home came in high. Bryant slide safely under catcher Roberto Perezs tag for a 2-1 lead. Willson Contreras added on when he doubled off the wall to bring home Ben Zobrist.Davis got a bad jump on Contreras fly, taking a step in before scrambling backward as the ball sailed through the warm November night and off the wall.The Cubs led 3-1 after four innings.---9 p.m.The Cleveland Indians have tied it up in Game 7.Coco Crisp led off with a double against Kyle Hendricks, moved to third on Roberto Perezs sacrifice bunt and scored when Carlos Santana singled into right field to knot the game at 1.The Indians flirted with a big inning when Chicago second baseman Javier Baez dropped a flip from shortstop Addison Russell that put runners on first and second with one out. Francisco Lindor flew out to right and Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant snagged a sharp line drive by Clevelands Mike Napoli.Left-hander Jon Lester began warming up in Chicagos bullpen during the fourth inning.---8:40 p.m.Kyle Hendricks has kept the Cleveland Indians off the board through two innings of Game 7. The Cubs lead 1-0 behind Dexter Fowlers leadoff home run in the first.Hendricks worked around an error by second baseman Javier Baez to get out of the first inning and wriggled free of potential trouble in the second.Clevelands Jose Ramirez led off the second with a single, but Hendricks caught him leaning toward second base and picked him off. Lonnie Chisenhall followed with a single to right, but Rajai Davis bounced into a double play to end the threat. Chisenhall ended a 1-for-24 slide.The Cubs won 77 percent of games in which they scored first this season, the highest percentage in the majors.---8:15 p.m.Dexter Fowler has given the Chicago Cubs an early lead in Game 7.The Cubs center fielder led off this World Series finale by sending a 2-1 pitch from Cleveland ace Corey Kluber over the wall in centter, and Chicago led 1-0 after one inning. Matt Beleskey Jersey. Its the first leadoff home run in a winner-take-all Series game. Clevelands Rajai Davis made a leaping attempt to snare the fly at the wall, but it sailed over his glove. Fowler celebrated by spinning and yelling at the Chicago dugout after rounding first.The run jolted the already animated Cubs contingent in the stands. Progressive Field featured large swaths of blue and several loud chants of Lets Go Cubs during the pregame festivities and throughout the first inning. Kris Bryant was even serenaded by MVP! chants during his at-bat -- a common occurrence this season at Wrigley Field.It was the first leadoff homer allowed by Kluber this season. The last was Aug. 29, 2015, by Kole Calhoun.---7:30 p.m.The Chicago Cubs 9-3 win over Cleveland was the most-watched World Series Game 6 since 1997.Tuesday nights game had a 13.3 rating and 23 share on Fox, drawing 23.4 million viewers. It was the highest-rated Game 6 since the New York Yankees 2009 clincher against Philadelphia drew a 13.4/22 and the most-watched since Clevelands win at Florida in 1997 was seen by 23.7 million.The game drew 425,000 for Spanish-language coverage on Fox Deportes and 151,000 for digital coverage on Fox Sports Go, for a total audience of 24 million.This years Series entered Game 7 averaging an 11.3/20 and 20 million viewers, the most watched since Bostons four-game sweep of St. Louis in 2004.The rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a program, and the share is the percentage showing a broadcast among those homes with TVs on at the time.---7:15 p.m.Welcome to Wrigleyille East.The prospect of the Chicago Cubs winning the franchises first title in more than a century led thousands of Cubs fans to invade Progressive Field ahead of Game 7. There were large swaths of Chicago blue in a sea of Cleveland red an hour before first pitch.Stubhub reported a surge in sales of Game 7 tickets from the Chicago area on the secondary market. Stubhub spokesman Cameron Papp says up to 60 percent of transactions in the run-up to game time came from the greater Chicago market. A downloadable standing room only ticket was still going for $750 at 7 p.m. Eastern.Indians manager Terry Francona says he expects the stadium to be rocking regardless of who buys the tickets and doesnt expect the influx of Cubs fans to have any impact on the outcome.---5:45 p.m.Wild Thing wasnt going to miss a Game 7 for the ages.Actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky Wild Thing Vaughn in Major League, the iconic film about a sad-sack Cleveland Indians team finally reaching the playoffs, will be at the climactic game between the Indians and Chicago Cubs.The Indians confirmed Sheen will be in attendance.With a push from fans on social media, Sheen had campaigned to throw out one of the ceremonial pitches before one of the four games in Cleveland. However, the Indians and Major League Baseball chose to go with former players to handle the duties.Sheens character in the film is a glasses-wearing, hard-throwing, hard-living right-hander who doesnt always find the strike zone. But once the fictional Indians figure out his eye problems he helps lead them to success.---5 p.m.Between the broken ribs and peanut butter, Indians manager Terry Francona had an interesting, restless night before Game 7.Francona, who joked about wearing his uniform back to his nearby apartment following Game 6, said he didnt sleep well on Tuesday night.I had a nightmare that somebody broke my ribs, he said.Francona said he woke up and realized he had fallen asleep on his TV remote control, which had pushed deep into his ribs and left a mark.Beyond that, Francona, who ordered $44 worth of ice cream from room service while the team was in Chicago over the weekend, said his room looked like a national disaster.I had peanut butter on my glasses, he said. It was a bad night, man.---4:30 p.m.Indians manager Terry Francona isnt punishing rookie center fielder Tyler Naquin by sitting him in Game 7.Naquin and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall let a fly ball drop between them in the first inning of Game 6, a mistake that paved the way to Chicagos 9-3 win over Cleveland.Later, Naquin came up with the bases loaded in the fourth but struck out.Francona said he feels Naquin is pressing a little bit. During the regular season you might kind of let him get through it, but with one game left and with (Corey) Kluber pitching, were trying to put a premium on catching the ball.Rajai Davis will start in center against Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. With the prospect of facing lefties Aroldis Chapman and Jon Lester late in Game 7, Francona wanted to have the right-handed hitting Davis in the lineup.You can tell hes pressing, Francona said of Naquin, who is batting .143 in the Series. Its not punishment. Its trying to win.---3:55 p.m.The Cleveland Indians are tweaking their outfield for Game 7 after a costly mistake in Game 6.Center fielder Tyler Naquin is out and Rajai Davis is back in for Cleveland. Naquin and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall let a fly ball drop between them and turn into a two-run double in the first inning of Tuesday nights loss.Carlos Santana will lead off for the Indians, followed by Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez. Chisenhall will hit sixth, with Davis seventh, Coco Crisp eighth and Roberto Perez catching and hitting ninth.---3:30 p.m.The Chicago Cubs are sticking with what works in Game 7 of the World Series.The Cubs will use the same lineup that torched the Cleveland Indians for nine runs in a Game 6 win against Indians ace Corey Kluber on Wednesday night.Dexter Fowler will lead off, followed by Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. Ben Zobrist, who is hitting .391 in the series, will hit fifth. Addison Russell, who tied a World Series record with six RBI in Game 6, will hit sixth, followed by Willson Contreras, Jason Heyward and Javier Baez.The Cubs have managed just one run off Kluber in his two starts in the Series, victories by the Indians in Game 1 and Game 4.---3:10 p.m.The Indians are bringing out one of their biggest bats for Game 7.Jim Thome, the teams career home run leader, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Indians and Cubs meet with one of the franchises finally ending a long championship drought.Thome was a member of the last Cleveland team to play in the Series in 1997, when the Indians lost Game 7 to Florida. He has attended several games in this Series. Thome grew up in Illinois and rooted for the Cubs as a kid.But his allegiance remains to the Indians, whom he played for from 1191-2002 and came back in 2011. The slugger hit 612 career homers -- 337 during his time with Cleveland -- and hes immortalized with a statue beyond the center-field wall.---12:55 p.m.There is a chance of rain in the late innings of World Series Game 7 at Clevelands Progressive Field.Unseasonably warm temperatures in the upper 60s or low 70s are forecast for Wednesday night. The chance of rain increases from 19 percent at 8 p.m. to 49 to 55 percent at 11 p.m., according to AccuWeather.AccuWeather senior meteorologist Brian Wimer says in a statement: While a brief shower cannot be ruled out during Wednesday evening, if Game 7 runs late or goes into extra innings, then the chance of drenching rain will increase.Major League Baseball announced late Tuesday it was moving up the start time by 8 minutes to 8 p.m.Last week, the start of Game 2 was moved up by 1 hour to 7:08 p.m. Light rain started in the eighth inning, and heavy rain hit shortly after the final out at about 11:15 p.m. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale Jerseys 2018 China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Gear Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Discount NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Black China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '