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Are we open for business? Any decision I make’s gonna be in the best interest of the New York football Giants, plain and simple, Gettleman told reporters at the combine Wednesday. So if someone makes me an offer I can’t refuse, would I move back? It depends upon who’s there.

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Although it was a private setting, players posted videos of the tour on their Instagram accounts.

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Without Butler, the Timberwolves don’t have that dominant leader, the one who made plays down the stretch in games and delivered the kind of victories fans in the Twin Cities haven’t seen in years.

He brings a different toughness to the team, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard told ESPN after a win over the Timberwolves last month that Butler missed because of soreness in his right knee. A different attitude, level of focus, kind of I guess like an a–h— [attitude] like, ‘We’re a good team’ type of thing, and that’s what leaders need to bring to their team. I feel like he gives their team the attitude like they’re somebody. And they’re going to get things done. He’s demanding.

The Jets weren’t good across all five positions last season. With Bates taking over, the goal should be getting three new starters and improving the athleticism of the entire group. It doesn’t help to go big on quarterback and/or offensive skill players if the Jets can’t significantly upgrade their front.

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Yates: Cousins. The Vikings were publicly reticent throughout much of the 2017 regular season to fully and entirely commit to Keenum as the guy, which suggests to me that the team won’t overextend to keep him. Cousins, meanwhile, is the rare available quarterback who can shift the winds of a franchise, helping Minnesota — armed with the financial resources to acquire him — elevate to another level.

Listen, I know there’s a lot of conjecture as to, ‘Well, of course Brock wasn’t the player that Reuben is.’ Lynch told reporters, according to The Sacramento Bee. I would counter to say that he was a starting cornerback for us. And we didn’t take that lightly.

Lynch added: It was the decision that we felt was best for everyone involved and made it accordingly. And as I mentioned, each situation is different and we’ll leave it at that.

Jackson also shrugged off the report that Josh Rosen would prefer not to play in Cleveland. ESPN reported in December that Rosen was privately expressing concern about winding up in Cleveland and would prefer to play for the New York Giants. This week, Rosen told NFL Network that he had never said he didn’t want to be with the Browns.

Obviously we’ll ask him that question and he’ll be able to answer it, Jackson said.

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When Gay first received the letter from Biden about joining his advisory board, he thought it couldn’t be real.

I received a letter, and when I saw ‘Joe Biden’ on it, I’m like, ‘OK, this might be a false letter,’ Gay told Evans. But then my agent told me about it and then the NFL also told me about, so then I was like, ‘OK, it’s real.’

How would Gay’s mother feel about this?

We have a lot of guys playing the same way, Boudreau said about his moves. There is no reason why some guy sits out for another guy because you are a team of 22. We are playing as a team right now, so that is what happened.

I get it, Bridget. You have a child with Patriots quarterback and new science enthusiast Tom Brady, a man who left you for his current wife while you were pregnant.

I can relate: I’m a lifelong Atlanta Falcons fan who attended the Super Bowl in Houston a year ago today. I know, right? Totally equal reasons to subtweet the shit out of every crucial moment in a Patriots’ loss.

Brady came out dealing in the second half, and he led a drive that got Gronkowski in the end zone to cut the Eagles’ lead to 22-19. That was the pivotal moment when it looked like the Pats would pull off a trademark comeback. The Patriots took a 33-32 lead over the Eagles with just over nine minutes left to play. But the Eagles didn’t give up when Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL, and they didn’t give up on Super Bowl Sunday.

Foles hit Zach Ertz for a touchdown to take a 38-33 lead with 2:21 left to play. They missed the two-point attempt, and they left the Patriots plenty of time. But Brady fumbled and the Eagles recovered just 12 seconds later. They turned that into three more points, taking a 41-33 lead with just over a minute left to play.

Stop here for a second and reflect on that, because it’s a MAJOR plot point in this whole thing — one that might ultimately do more to break up the Belichick-Brady-Kraft triumvirate than anything else.49ers_121

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ESPN’s Mike Reiss pointed out that Bill Belichick is only under contract through the 2018 season, which may play into McDaniels’ plans for his future. He also named stability for McDaniels’ family as a reason behind the shocking decision.

Another possibility is that McDaniels may have reservations about Andrew Luck’s medical status. Luck is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery to correct an issue that kept him sidelined for the entire 2017 season. If Luck’s not at full strength, that makes it much more difficult for a new head coach to come in and turn things around quickly in Indianapolis.

We didn’t have it tonight and it’s going to be tough to play in this league against teams battling for a playoff spot, Stepan said. You got to come right in and play every single night. That’s what pros do.

Bennett and Gaudreau gave the Flames a 2-1 lead with goals 2:16 apart midway through the first period. Bennett deflected Gaudreau’s pass past goalie Antti Raanta, and Gaudreau came down the open left side and fired a wrist shot that squeezed under the goalie’s right leg pad for his 20th of the season.

For different reasons, the Senators and Golden Knights will have an oversized impact on the trade deadline. We preview what could be a wild weekend, along with the Jersey Foul of the Week, a potential Olympic return for the NHL, puck headlines and more.

Our numbers are off and if you look at the RSN numbers for every NHL team over this weeklong period, at least when I looked at it, all but two teams were off versus a year ago in this window. So it is not good for anybody’s hockey ratings, he said.
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You know, with all of the things he has going on in South Korea, I was a little curious he was focusing on local team hockey ratings, but OK, said Bettman, speaking on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday.

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They’re nice and gritty and I think we like that style of game, Hellebuyck said. We like to get in the mud and really work and grind teams down and I think they fit right into game role.

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He’s day-to-day, Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said after practice Friday. He’ll get looked at more today, and then we’ll know more about the day-to-day tomorrow.

In January, we correctly picked seven of 10 schedule alert games — and two of those contests in which teams beat schedule alert obstacles came when those teams were facing Clifford’s Hornets. However, Clifford wasn’t coaching his team at the time; his assistant was. That said, the formula doesn’t take into account who is coaching which teams, who’s on the court or any factors unrelated to the schedule.

But even with those two hideous Hornets losses, all told we’ve correctly picked 26 of 32 games this season — and, again, our 81.3 percent success rate is plenty ahead of where the formula predicted we’d be. David Johnson Authentic Jersey (As noted here previously: We applied our schedule alert formula to 10 seasons — from 2007-08 through 2016-17 — of games, and the results showed that teams facing schedule alert situations with a MahScore of 8 or higher lose 63 percent of the time.)

Cuban told Julius Erving on the House Call with Dr. J podcast that he shared that sentiment with the team recently.

I’m probably not supposed to say this, but, like, I just had dinner with a bunch of our guys the other night, and here we are, you know, we weren’t competing for the playoffs. I was like, ‘Look, losing is our best option,’ Cuban said on the podcast. Adam [Silver] would hate hearing that, but I at least sat down and I explained it to them. And I explained what our plans were going to be this summer, that we’re not going to tank again. This was, like, a year-and-a-half tanking, and that was too brutal for me. But being transparent, I think that’s the key to being kind of a players owner and having stability.

In May, Cuban said the Mavericks looked to lose as much as they could at the end of last season once the team was out of postseason contention. Dallas finished with the ninth-worst record in the NBA and didn’t improve its draft position through the lottery.
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The Chicago White Sox All-Star right fielder arrived early in camp to deal with his salary arbitration case, which he won. Since he was at spring training anyway, he stuck around and got some extra work in.

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Transfer rumours coincide with convenient illnesses, briefings and counter-briefings flourish. Mourinho says something intemperate to a journalist or two. The stench of performative machismo descends. And then, at least in this phase of Mourinho’s career, things don’t really seem to improve.

This, broadly speaking, is the most frustrating thing about watching Mourinho’s United. It’s not Phil Jones or Chris Smalling, the hangovers from previous regimes that may never be good enough. It’s the players that should be or could be good enough, or at least better than they are, and the opportunities they aren’t being given. Pogba is the emblem here: a player of expansive creative talents, ambition, and imagination, being asked to keep things tight in midfield and then punished when he can’t.

That comment will come as no surprise to anyone who has watched Martinez struggle over the past three seasons, and last year, things took a turn for the worse when he twice went on the disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat. He eventually had a surgical procedure to correct that, and he’s back now to try to contribute however he can to a rebuilding Detroit team.

I was in rebuilding before with the Indians, Martinez said. I don’t know. I’m just trying to have fun this last year and help the way I can. These young guys — not a lot of people get the opportunity to play every day in the big leagues, so I hope they get that and take the most out of it.

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Sherman would help shore up a weak pass defense for a Raiders team expected to be a Super Bowl contender.

The Raiders ranked 24th against the pass last season, allowing 257.5 yards per game and tied for 20th with 27 touchdowns given up through the air.

Seattle would pick up $2.231 million of 2017 salary cap room by acquiring Amerson. Sherman’s 2017 cap number is $13.631 million. There would be a $4.4 million cap charge from his $11 million signing bonus with the trade while Seattle would be paying Amerson $7 million in 2017. The Raiders have already paid Amerson a $1.5 million roster bonus that was due March 11. Amerson is under contract through the 2020 season with annual salaries of $6M in 2018, $7.5M in 2019 and $7,880,123 in 2020. His $5.5 million 2018 base salary is guaranteed for injury and becomes fully guarantees Feb. 7.

Seattle would be justified in seeking similar compensation as the Jets received shortly before the 2013 draft from the Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis, who was recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee.

Coach Buck Shaw made sure it was a fresh team.

“After six preseason games, we never wore pads or helmets except on Sunday,” Khayat said. “Practice was never more than an hour [and] 20 minutes. If we got up close to the hour-20 mark, Marion Campbell would start calling out: ‘Save it for the Pro Bowl, Buck.’ And Coach Shaw would get the offense in the huddle and call, ‘88 now to gate,’ and then when they snapped the offense would sprint to the buses to see who could get there first.”

“The dreaded end result [of being prescribed an opioid] is needing 400 milligrams a day just to feel normal,” says Dr. Sisley. “I’ve seen professional athletes graduate to heroin because they can’t keep getting OxyContin.”

The Chargers lost Eric Weddle through free agency in 2015 and never truly replaced him. They re-signed Jahleel Addae to play one safety spot, and Dwight Lowery is projected at the other spot.

Keep an eye on Sammy Watkins in L.A. The Rams receiver is growing frustrated with his role — specifically his lack of production.

Watkins, who came to the Rams this season after some injury-prone years in Buffalo, enters Sunday’s game against the Jaguars having caught only one pass for 17 yards in the past two games. He was shut out Sunday against Seattle, where he was targeted four times.

33. Jerry Jones, owner, Cowboys (28): Did Jones get bailed out by Dak Prescott after refusing once again to sign a veteran backup to the fragile Tony Romo? We also get to find out in January if Jones gets voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lots of drama, as usual, for the Dallas owner.nike-youth-cardinals-091

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Despite the general trend, viewership by individual game or network remains erratic.

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CBS shares closed down 24 cents, to $56.66.
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No one has a deeper coaching tree (it’s an offshoot of the Mike Holmgren tree, which is an offshoot of the Bill Walsh tree) in the NFL right now, with Reid’s influence spreading far and wide across multiple staffs — Ron Rivera of the Panthers, Doug Pederson of the Eagles, Sean McDermott of the Bills, Todd Bowles of the Jets and John Harbaugh of the Ravens all coached under Reid. Pat Shurmur and Steve Spagnuolo are at least candidates this year to secure head coaching jobs.

After handing off the ball to rookie running back Corey Clement, then getting it back on a lateral, Foles set his feet and fired a deep ball up the left sideline to wideout Torrey Smith, who had a couple of steps on cornerback Trae Waynes. However, All-Pro safety Harrison Smith was closing fast toward the sideline, necessitating a pinpoint throw. No problem: The ball dropped perfectly over Torrey Smith’s shoulder and into his hands for a 41-yard score.

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Meanwhile, owners and players plan to meet again this week to discuss activism on social issues.

But you have to figure that the heat those coaching candidates are getting, what with multiple former Patriots front office guys situated around the league — most notably Bob Quinn with the Lions — likely isn’t ideal for Belichick making a Super Bowl run. There are always interviews that can get in the way of preparation, although it certainly did not bother the Patriots last year. As good as Belichick is, losing his offensive and defensive coordinator in a single offseason would Ramon Foster Jersey be suboptimal.

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Buffalo got the final postseason berth when Cincinnati stunned Baltimore. The unlikely outcome scrambled the postseason picture for five AFC teams: Baltimore, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Kansas City and Tennessee.

The Bills will be in the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They had the longest postseason drought of any pro team in North America.

Playing with his eighth team, McCown has found unexpected success with the Jets, ranking second in the league in completion percentage (69.0), while being just one of three quarterbacks in the league with at least 12 touchdown passes (14) and three rushing touchdowns.

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I want to play football, Manziel said as he left the courthouse.

Bill O’Brien, Texans: Though Houston is 4-11, it could be a relationship, not a record, that does in O’Brien. The Texans head coach and general manager Rick Smith have a toxic relationship, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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Little wonder. So far, the league owners have stood by their commissioner, Roger Goodell.

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Perhaps. But Goodell and major league football has had a lot of help along the way and the wind at its back, most of it courtesy of Uncle Sam.

As with other trophy assets, be it beach-front property in the Hamptons, Central Park West condos or tech startups, much of the Federal Reserve’s money-printing has inflated asset values while die-hard football fans have seen their wages go nowhere since 2008.

Since the Fed’s money machine went into overdrive in 2008, the top NFL franchise, the Dallas Cowboys, has doubled in value, from $1.6 billion back then to $3.2 billion today.