Lincoln Riley sees dramatic difference in NFL coaches reaching out to him

Baker Mayfield was the first overall pick in this year’s draft after wrapping up a very successful run as Oklahoma’s quarterback and the coach who had a heavy hand in developing Mayfield as a player has been in demand with NFL teams as Authentic Michael Del Zotto Jersey well.
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Riley said that the two teams who look the most like Oklahoma or other successful college teams are the Eagles and Patriots. Those two teams played in a Super Bowl that Riley said looked like one of our games and the success of those two teams likely means Riley will continue to be a popular conversation partner for pro coaches.

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I’m trying. I’m doing my absolute best, Prescott said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Tony Romo and Danny White weren’t able to Tommylee Lewis Jersey win a Super Bowl. Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman were. It’s their Super Bowl victories that helped put Staubach and Aikman into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

It’s hard to [surprise] people with the Dallas Cowboys; our standards are high, Prescott said. But when you hear talk we don’t have this player, we don’t have that player. We don’t have a lot of well-known guys. But that only makes the guys we have hungrier.

After the Cowboys got sick of his act, Hardy hasn’t found another team to give him a chance, though he claims he took two visits (his visit to the Jaguars in 2016 was documented).

Carson Palmer spends enough time on the sideline these days.

When a Raiders penalty gave the Cardinals’ starting offense new life on Saturday, the veteran quarterback was ready to take advantage.
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Palmer, who’s been on a reduced workload in practice to keep his arm fresh, made his preseason debut a successful one by capping his lone drive with a touchdown pass in a 20-10 win over the Raiders.

The Cardinals initially kicked a field goal on the possession, but an illegal formation on Oakland gave them a first down. Palmer then found Brittan Golden in the end zone between a pair of defenders on a third-and-goal from the 12 for a 7-0 lead.

(Brown) was perfect, Arians said. (Palmer) just put a little too much juice on it.

The first-team defense allowed the Raiders – playing without quarterback Derek Carr, running back Marshawn Lynch and wideout Amari Cooper – to march into field goal range on their first possession. Defensive tackle Josh Mauro got a paw on the kick to keep Oakland scoreless, but Arians wasn’t happy.

We should be putting the hammer down, Arians said. We’ve talked about that a bunch.

Arians highlighted the offseason performance of first-round pick Haason Reddick, who is slated to start at inside linebacker if Deone Bucannon isn’t ready for Week 1, as well as second-rounder Budda Baker. Arians said Baker still has some growing to do, but he’s caught on nicely while learning both free safety and slot cornerback after missing offseason work.

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The active roster will get the Tavon Young Jersey lion’s share of the attention over the next few days, but the Cardinals will also spend plenty of time crafting their practice squad. The team had some undrafted free agents who seem like possible fits, including wide receiver Carlton Agudosi and tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, a pair of players who still need to grow but have intriguing skill-sets.

Are the Yankees too reliant on home runs?

The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo imagined ways each club could gain an advantage down the stretch. Remember, while both the Sox and Yankees can make the playoffs, one would have to enter through the wild-card game. And in a one-game playoff, anything can happen. So the best chance of postseason success is by winning the division.
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How do you get through the NFL summer? More Happy Father’s Day one and all. Hope your week started off well. It’s hot… that’s all I got. The Arizona Cardinals and NFL are in the dark days. Not much to talk about, but plenty to look forward to. When do you officially get excited for the season? Is it when training camp starts? Game one of the preseason? Game three of the preseason? When preseason is over and it’s actually time for real football? I’m interested to know when you start to actually think about football and the upcoming season.

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Rather than respond with a handful of names, the players asked the president to use his pardon power to the sort of systemic injustice that NFL players have been protesting.

Jenkins, Boldin, Doug Baldwin, and Benjamin Watson — all members of the Players Coalition, an advocacy group of NFL players — took to the New York Times to pen an op-ed in response. Together, they asked the president to make a real change in sentencing for nonviolent drug offenses and pardoning tens of thousands of Americans serving life sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. The players also asked Trump to examine the growing population of the elderly in America’s prisons.

Of the roughly 185,000 people locked up in federal prisons, about 79,000 are there for drug offenses of some kind — and 13.5 percent of them have sentences of 20 Authentic Jacob Markstrom Jersey years or more. Imagine how many more Alice Johnsons the president could pardon if he treated the issue like the systemic problem it is, rather than asking professional football players for a few cases.

Angels’ Zack Cozart wary of teams’ motives starting relievers

Angels infielder Zack Cozart thinks teams starting relievers are planning for the future, and not in a good way.

I feel like teams have an ulterior motive when they are doing this, Cozart told reporters Tuesday, via the OC Register. Less starting pitching means you don’t have to pay guys as much.

This comes on the heels of a weekend series in which the Rays started former closer Sergio Romo on back-to-back days.

This may or may not have been on Cozart’s mind Tuesday, but the free-agent market from last year may be a sign of things to come. MLB players hope the future will be good, but with the way negotiations got heated this offseason, they are certainly wary of teams and how they are running the market.

I’m more concerned about the financial aspect of three or four years down the road, if your whole staff is bullpenning except a couple guys, your payroll is going to go down because you don’t have to pay starters anymore, he said.

Roberts acknowledged that Kershaw lobbied to pitch at Citi Field this weekend, rather than in the minors.

He did play a little weather man, so with and Clayton, we were pretty abreast with the weather in Omaha, Roberts said with a chuckle.

Just the way he’s responded to all the tests and to get him with us, the weather over there in Omaha, we feel comfortable and confident, the manager added.

Rich Hill will start Sunday for the Dodgers, followed by Kenta Maeda at home Monday against the Cubs.

In other injury-related news, shortstop Chris Taylor was out of the lineup because of a tight left hamstring. Enrique Hernandez started in place of Taylor, who exited Wednesday’s game in Chicago against the Cubs. He was available off the bench — probably just to hit, Roberts said.

We’ll give him today and we’ll see about tomorrow, he added.

Giants fifth-round pick RJ McIntosh to have medical procedure

Of the 26 players drafted this April that remain unsigned heading into the NFL’s summer break, only one was drafted after the third round.
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Giants fifth-round defensive tackle RJ McIntosh is that outlier and he also has some medical issues to take care of heading into his rookie Carson Palmer Jersey season. McIntosh did not do drills during the team’s offseason program and Giants coach Pat Shurmur updated his condition on Thursday.

Only 26 players remain unsigned with training camps starting in just over a month. That group includes first overall pick Baker Mayfield and 15 other players selected in the opening round of the draft. Four second-round picks, five third-round picks and one fifth-rounder round out the list of unsigned players.

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Hellickson, a nine-year MLB veteran, is having one of his best career seasons in 2018. He has registered a 2-0 record and 2.30 ERA in 43 innings pitched.

The Nationals entered their game Sunday against the Braves with a 33-24 record.

Some wondered whether his future was in the bullpen. Severino wondered what had gone wrong.

It was terrible. It was terrible. It was the bottom line. It was my toughest year, he said. It was the first time I had a bad year in my baseball career. So, it was tough, but I did what I had to do to get better.

Since then, Severino has come a long way in just a little bit of time.

MLB Draft 2018: Order of picks, top prospects, how to watch live

The 2018 MLB Draft takes place from June 4-6 in Secaucus, N.J. The Detroit Tigers, who finished 2017 with a league-worst record of 64-98, will make the first selection in this year’s draft.
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My love for the game of baseball is forever. Making the big leagues is my life’s work. Every struggle or new step in my journey is just another story to tell. Every step of the way had different challenges and obstacles. When that day comes, all the hard work, sacrifice and time Earl Campbell Womens Jersey spent will have been worth it.

Winslow is being held without bail as the judge believes him to be a danger to the public.

On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Winslow will be represented by attorney Harvey Steinberg, who has represented a number of athletes. Bill Romanowski, Perrish Cox, Brandon Marshall and Rolando McClain all received favorable outcomes to their legal issues with Steinberg’s representation, Schefter reported.

Ryan has been with the Seahawks for 10 seasons after being let go by the Green Bay Packers at the end of training camp in 2008. It was a decision that Schneider had to inform Ryan the Packers were making when Schneider was Director of Football Operations in Green Bay. Now Ryan’s time with the Seahawks is in peril after a decade spent in Seattle.

The rest of the NFL learned what he can do last season when the first-round draft pick threw 19 touchdown passes, an NFL record for a quarterback in his first seven games. The Texans averaged 40.5 points per game in his six starts.

Consider Jones. He watched as his teammate, Matt Ryan, signed a five-year contract extension worth $150 million last month.

It isn’t that players want to be paid more than the next guy at their position. It’s that they want to be paid more than the next guy because that guy is getting his, and I need to get mine.
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Good for them. They deserve every penny they get.

But we all better get used to this new reality, players and agents say. Missed minicamps and holdouts through training camp will become more frequent. It will be unusual for a player halfway through his deal not to want a new contract.

The 2018 World Cup is officially under way in Russia. In four years, the tournament will move to Qatar. On Wednesday, it was announced the 2026 World Cup will come to North America, with the U.S., Canada and Mexico sharing hosting honors.

Giants co-owner John Mara fueled the speculation by saying no player is untouchable just a few months after essentially promising Beckham would get his big money. He later clarified those marks that he does not want to lose Beckham.

Beckham is due $8.45 million on the team-option final year of his rookie contract. The Giants could keep Beckham from free agency with a franchise tag in 2019, but that would further anger the player who wants to top Antonio Brown’s receiver-high salary of $17 million.

Beckham missed the final 11 games of last season with a broken ankle, after first getting hurt during a preseason game. Shurmur said he has no reason to believe Beckham won’t come to training camp and he expect(s) to see everybody on the team.

Beckham is hosting a Antoine Bethea Jersey camp this weekend at St. Joseph High Josh Gordon Youth Jersey School for more than 550 first- through eighth-graders. Working in conjunction with title partner Citi and ProCamp, camp scholarships were provided to disadvantaged kids through One Simple Wish.

Rams stand alone as sole remaining defendant in Reggie Bush case

The Reggie Bush lawsuit arising from his 2015 ACL tear at the Edward Jones Dome took a positive turn for two of the defendants on Friday, and in turn a negative turn for the team that used to play there.

I didn’t realize my student loans were on his radar, Morgan said. It’s not something I talk about. It’s not something I complain about. It’s just a reality of going to grad school, unfortunately. I wasn’t surprised, but I was just like… I guess I was surprised.

We’re here today. Got an OTA practice and focused on these next couple of days. Getting through next week and on to training camp. So, that’s where we’re at.

Pederson repeatedly dismissed questions related to the canceled visit, reiterating the team was focused on finishing its final two days of organized team activities ahead of next week’s minicamp. Pederson added he wasn’t bothered that he was answering questions related to the event instead of team owner Jeffrey Lurie.

No. No, we’re united, Pederson said. We’re a team. Been that way since I’ve been here.

The Super Bowl LII celebration was originally scheduled for Tuesday until the White House canceled the event Monday. In a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said it made the move after learning only a tiny number of Eagles players planned to attend the celebration.

The Eagles tried last week to reschedule it, per Sanders, but the dates offered by the team conflicted with President Trump’s schedule.

But Sweeney said New Jersey’s law needs to go farther.

Trump tweets new slams on NFL after cancelling Eagles visit

President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted out new criticism against National Football League players who kneeled during the National Anthem as a protest against police brutality directed against minority communities.
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Several unarmed black men have been killed by law enforcement officers, including Eric Garner in New York, Michael Brown Jr. in Missouri, and Stephon Clark in California.

Trump started the fight in Huntsville, Ala., last September by suggesting that NFL owners fire athletes who don’t stand for the national anthem.

Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired,’ Trump said during a rally.

The Eagles are the second championship team denied a traditional White House visit. Trump withdrew an invitation to the Golden State Warriors after all-star guard Stephen Curry said he would skip the trip.

Earlier on Tuesday in response to the video, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz tweeted this can’t be serious… Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this…

The Chris Scott Jersey Jets have six player arrests (with four different players) since early May of 2017. Three of those arrests are Dustin McGowan Authentic Jersey for DWI. While Bowles said he doesn’t currently plan to change the Jets’ disciplinary policies, he left open the possibility for a zero-tolerance DWI policy in the future.

We could have a different policy, Bowles said. I’m not going to say never. Things change accordingly. There is nothing wrong with our policy right now. If you sign a contract and you’re making $10, $20, $30 million, if that doesn’t stop you, what else is going to stop you?

In the past 13 months, wide receiver Robby Anderson has been arrested twice, as has outside linebacker Dylan Donahue (both times for DWI). Herndon has one arrest, as does cornerback Rashard Robinson.

Khalil Mack to skip mandatory minicamp

Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack is unhappy with the status of contract negotiations and is withholding his services from the team until he gets the deal he wants.
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Mack will not participate in the mandatory minicamp that starts tomorrow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Raiders can fine him $84,435 for staying home.

The 27-year-old Mack is set to make Jay Bruce Womens Jersey $13.846 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract. He’d like a long-term deal that makes him among the highest-paid non-quarterbacks in the NFL.

The Cleveland Indians will go for their sixth win in the past seven games when they square off against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a four-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday night.

The real question is if (when) betting will be available through mobile devices, allowing wagers to be placed by people who haven’t left their homes. Eventually, bets will surely be placed during Jets and Giants games at MetLife Stadium, on a variety of specific propositions like the outcome of a given play or a given drive.

There’s no shortage of bodies at wideout as the team extended its flyer on Kenny Britt and held on to Phillip Dorsett. Both were necessary because of the uncertanty tied to the knee injury of Malcolm Mitchell. And although the Patriots traded for Cordarrelle Patterson primarily to replace Lewis in the return game, he still can provide offensive pop when needed.

For most teams, looking at all the ifs and buts at wide receiver beyond Edelman and Chris Hogan at wide receiver would be a grim outlook for making plays downfield. But this is the Patriots, who still have elite tight end Rob Gronkowski and two natural receiving backs with Michel joining the incumbent James White.

Brady’s J.J. Nelson Youth Jersey chemistry with and trust in Edelman on the Patriots’ patented pivot routes cannot be replaced, but the production can be. The Patriots will adjust to whom and where they throw to keep doing damage on the short-to-intermediate routes.