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J.D. McKissic signs tender with Seahawks

Running back J.D. McKissic signed his exclusive rights tender Friday, keeping him with the Seahawks for another season. Seattle announced that move and made two others official as quarterback Stephen Morris signed his free agent deal and defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson signed his exclusive rights tender.
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He’s a good player and good players are going to make plays, Lightning center Brayden Point said. He had a good night tonight. He is a guy we have to watch, know when he is out there and take away his space.

Butcher had tied it at 4:03 of the period, just 24 seconds after Deone Bucannon Authentic Jersey the Lightning were penalized for having too many men on the ice during a penalty kill.

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The Lightning, who scored on 3 of 4 power plays in the first two games, converted on two more in Game 3.

According to Mickey Spagnuolo of the Cowboys’ team website, Bryant walked out of the team facility saying I’ll see guys twice this year.

The idea of Bryant bouncing back with Washington, the Giants or the Eagles is an interesting subplot, but only if the revenge makes him play the way he did when Tony Romo was his quarterback.

Of the three of them, Washington probably needs the most help at the position, unless the Giants end up moving Odell Beckham Jr.

The paperwork submitted by the NFL further includes allegations of former players directly committing fraud. Consider this quote regarding an unidentified (for now) former player: A Retired NFL Football Player diagnosed with purported Alzheimer’s Disease in June 2016 at the age of 54 claimed that he had stopped coaching football by the time of his evaluation due to his severe cognitive impairment.

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Ozzie Newsome’s parting gift to the Baltimore Ravens is a franchise quarterback.

The Cleveland Browns secondary is far from complete even after the additions of Damarious Randall, T.J. Carrie, E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell. The unit still lacks a true cover corner.聽
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If he does, be afraid, AFC West rivals. Be very afraid.

I’m straight back to working out and doing what I did when I came here, Manziel said, per ESPN. Everything else will sort itself out. I’m trying to do what I can do to come back to playing football whatever capacity that is.

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Grandal doubled into the left-field corner off Tyler Webb (0-1), who was called up earlier in the day from Triple-A El Paso. Corey Seager was aboard on a leadoff single and Enrique Hernandez on a walk. Kyle Farmer added a two-run double off Kazuhisa Makita with two outs.

Grandal was with the Padres from 2012 until being traded to Los Angeles for Matt Kemp in December 2014.
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The Dodgers took a combined two-hitter into the ninth before Jansen blew his second save this season. He allowed Eric Hosmer’s towering leadoff home run to center, his second, before center fielder Chris Taylor robbed Christian Villanueva of a homer for the second out. Jansen then walked Franchy Cordero, who stole second and took third on Jansen’s balk.

Pinch-hitter Chase Headley, who came in hitting just .038, doubled to right on a 3-2 pitch to tie it. Headley clapped his hands and pumped his fists after sliding into the bag. Jansen struck out pinch-hitter Austin Hedges to send it into extras.

Hosmer had struck out in each of his previous three at-bats.

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The Jets entered free agency with $90 million in salary-cap space.

With all the focus on what the Jets are doing at quarterback, some of their free-agent signings have not gotten the attention they normally would have. Jets coach Todd Bowles was asked about them this week. Here is what he had to say about their pickups other than Teddy Bridgewater:
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On cornerback Trumaine Johnson: Trumaine’s a good football player. I think he can play in any scheme. He can play man, zone, off or on. He’s just a heady football player. Tall, long, physical, understands how to play. Those are a lot of the things that attracted us to him.

On linebacker Avery Williamson: We’re very confident that Williamson can play football. We’ve watched him. He’s a Nick Vannett Jersey first-, second-down, third-down guy. We have different packages we can use him [in]. He’ll be used to fill in and replace Demario [Davis]. He’s a tackling machine. He has a ton of tackles, year in and year out. He’s a very solid tackler. He’s very good, making some space tackles, which is very important for us. Obviously, he’s a little bit younger [than Davis]. We thought he was a very good football player.

On center Spencer Long: Spencer has good position flex. He can play center or guard. We were looking for a guy with versatility. He has great size and great toughness. Along the line of what we’re doing on offense this year, he was a perfect fit.

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The NFL ostensibly wants to make the game safer, for the players and the owners. But in doing so, some defensive players believe it’s losing the essence of the sport.

I don’t know how you’re going to play the game, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman told USA Today. If your helmet comes in contact? How are you going to avoid that if you’re in the trenches and hit a running back, facemask to facemask and accidentally graze the helmet? It’s obviously going to happen. So, I don’t know even what that definition looks like.

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Capitals name Braden Holtby as Game 3 starter

Down 2-0 in their first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals are going back to Braden Holtby in net for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Philipp Grubauer started the first two games. He was the first Capitals goaltender other than Holtby to start a postseason series since 2011.

“Our decision starting Gruby was just the numbers he’s put up over the last while, and Holts was a true pro,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. “He’s been working with our goalie coaches on his game and got some momentum toward the end of the season. So you look at what [Holtby’s] done in the playoffs, all those things, I think it’s a pretty good option for us. And coming here to Columbus, here in Columbus, he’s had a lot of games here, and he feels pretty comfortable.”

He does have a 2.00 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 60 playoff games.

“Braden’s going in tonight, and he’s going to do what he’s done for a while,” Trotz said.

If he doesn’t, the Capitals will be on the cusp of being knocked out of the playoffs in the first round for the second straight season. They haven’t gotten past the second round since 2012-13 and have never won a Stanley Cup.

Former Raider Marquette King signed a three-year deal with the AFC West-rival Broncos on Thursday, less than a week after Oakland released him in a move that didn’t seem so surprising after the motive came to light. Gruden, the Raiders’ new $100 million man, had issues with King’s eccentric personality and thus pushed for his departure, according to a number of Oakland reporters.

King, who had three years left on the 2016 contract he signed with the Raiders, sounded like he had ulterior motives of his own in choosing the Broncos — and getting the chance to face the Raiders twice in a season.

“I just wanted to find the best place that I thought I would fit,” King told Denver reporters in a conference call after inking his deal. “I think there is somewhat of a revenge factor in there, too.”

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Cardinals-Cubs game postponed because of poor weather

The series opener between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed because of poor weather.
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With light snow falling and the temperature around 30 degrees, Monday night’s game was postponed about six hours before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 21.

Gyorko, who hit 20 homers last season, has been sidelined since April 2. Gregerson was injured in spring training.

Davis and Ware appeared on ESPN together to discuss the complaints. Ware alleged she was told by Grogan that she should be quiet Womens Trevor Siemian Jersey about her faith and not talk too much about Jesus. She recalled one instance when she was doing a photoshoot and Ware told her to hold a fruit basket as if they were testicles.

I thought I was being tested because my virginity was just brought up in a negative light, Ware said.

She said she started to become emotionally distressed and started receiving headaches from the stress.

Ware said Davis played a huge role in her coming forward with the allegations.

All of this had to do with God, Ware said. It was God’s perfect timing and I had to be honest with my story.

Monday’s a good day, the speedy outfielder said. But it’s April so I’m not really too excited about what’s going on right now. We’ve got a lot of games to play.

Smith bunted for a single against Martin Perez in a four-run second inning that gave the Rays a 5-0 lead.

Perez had a second consecutive outing that was so bad it left the Rangers wondering.

Maybe he’s tipping his pitches, catcher Robinson Chirinos said after Perez gave up eight runs — seven earned — and 10 hits in four innings. Seems like they were feeling comfortable with him, taking those pitches, especially late in the count. So we’re going to come early tomorrow and go and watch video and see what he’s doing.

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I’ve been in this situation before and I’m just trying to find a way to start to pitch good again, Perez said. I’m going to find a way.

Snell (2-1) was more excited about his zero walks than his nine strikeouts. He yielded one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings.

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Owners table discussion of Josh McDaniels rule

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The NFL’s owners considered on Tuesday a so-called Josh McDaniels rule, which would allow teams to hire as head coaches assistant coaches from other teams before those teams have concluded a playoff run. The owners decided to consider the proposal again in the future.
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The rule has been tabled until the Jonas Brodin Youth jersey May meeting, which often becomes a graceful way of killing a proposal.

Colts G.M. Chris Ballard, whose team was directly impacted by McDaniels’ decision not to sign a contract to which he had unofficially agreed before his current team, the Patriots, played in Super Bowl LII, was opposed to the rule change.

When you’re a playoff team, you’re trying to eliminate all the distractions that you can, Ballard said Tuesday, via the Indianapolis Star. And we’re going to be a playoff team and we’re going to have these issues. It becomes a slippery slope. We have rules in place for a reason. I think they’re good rules. It gives you a chance to interview and then, after the season, whatever happens, happens. In our case, he changed his mind and we moved on.

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Josh will go into it as the starter, and by the end of training camp, we’ll see who the starter is, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, via Calvin Watkins of Newsday. It’s competition at every position, even with the two young safeties. Whether it’s Leonard Williams or anybody else, everybody has competition going in. If they’re not performing well enough, they won’t be the starter at the end of August, and that goes for every position. So that’s never changed since I’ve been here.

The Jets also have Teddy Bridgewater, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty on their roster and are expected to draft a quarterback with the third overall choice.

The team tried to replace McCown in training camp last year, giving more reps to Hackenberg and Petty in hopes of getting younger at the position. Neither won the job, and McCown started 13 games before breaking his hand.

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For some teams drafting a quarterback high, disaster is inevitable

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I think we have pretty much ironed that out, Strunk said. I haven’t seen any problems, nothing’s come up that would make us think there is still a big issue.

As Kuharsky explains it, the third branch of the Adams family tree (consisting of Bud Adams’ daughter-in-law, Susan Lewis, and her sons, Kenneth Adams IV and Barclay Adams) designated the control aspect of their shared 33 percent to Strunk. In return, it appears that Strunk has agreed to transfer control to Kenneth Adams IV, when Strunk retires as controlling owner.

Ryan was at his Pro-Am golf tournament on Monday to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that can help other children who need medical attention. He answered questions from reporters at the event about the new arrivals to his household as well as the contract talks that have been a frequent topic of conversation this offseason.

Ryan and the Falcons will kick off their offseason program next Monday and the quarterback said he’s looking forward to getting off to a strong start after an inconsistent offensive season in 2017. Assuming the contract gets done, there will be several more offseasons for Ryan in Atlanta in the years to come.

The Seahawks began the process of replacing Blair Walsh when they signed Jason Myers in January, but coach Pete Carroll has acknowledged the team would like to add another kicker.

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Wasserman expands NFL agent practice

Casey Wasserman has been gradually building an impressive roster of sports clients in recent years. His biggest splash when it comes to NFL players has just happened.

Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal reports that Wasserman has hired Doug Hendrickson and C.J. LaBoy. The agents, who represent 45 NFL players, left Independent Sports & Entertainment last month.

On the side at wide receiver, Chicago also brought back Cameron Meredith as a restricted free agent and avoided the temptation of Jarvis Landry while also making sure Jordan Howard sticks as the stud in the backfield. Using the transition tag on rising corner Kyle Fuller and re-signing Prince Amukamara, too, is also bound to pay off, as the Bears kept their defense intact for Vic Fangio. Don’t expect Pace to be finished, but he got off the blocks well for Nagy.

Rarely does a playoff team flip a switch so hard, but Kansas City did, and it did so rather successfully. It started with trading Alex Smith and anointing Patrick Mahomes as the new starting QB. Gone are Marcus Peters, Derrick Johnson and Albert Wilson. Arriving are Kendall Fuller, Anthony Hitchens and Sammy Watkins.

Fuller can end up being better than Peters all-around, and he will be much less of a headache for coach Andy Reid. Hitchens can make a ton of plays like Johnson did for many years, and at 25, he’s a decade younger. Wilson had flashes as a complementary weapon to Tyreek Hill, but Watkins is capable of winning a track meet with Hill while streaking downfield to catch passes from Mahomes’ cannon. Reid’s team needed a reboot, and the Chiefs 2.0 are looking good.

Dallas signed Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in free agency and still could draft a receiver. The Cowboys have shown interest in Alabama’s Calvin Ridley and SMU’s Courtland Sutton among others.

“I had two to three days of tremendous anger. I was absolutely livid, which I expressed to myself and my closest friends,” Riley said. Then, Thomsen wrote, over the weeks and months to come, Riley came to see the move to Cleveland from LeBron’s point of view. “My beautiful plan all of a sudden came crashing down,” Riley said. “That team in ten years could have won five or six championships. But I get it. I get the whole chronicle of [LeBron’s] life.

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Diamondbacks beat Cards 4-1 after benches clear, start 7-2

Torey Lovullo claimed his Arizona Diamondbacks were being framed.
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The manager set off a benches-clearing incident in his team’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday by maintaining eight-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina was earning unwarranted strike calls.

I don’t want to say he is getting more than anyone else, because it’s part of the game, Lovullo said. I have the upmost respect for Yadier Molina. He `s one of the best catchers the game has ever seen. It was more of me saying, I respect him on that level, that he’s getting special things because he’s that good. That’s where I was coming from.

Lovullo was ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons in the second inning. Lovullo was arguing a called third strike on A.J. Pollock and got into a shouting match with Molina. The catcher appeared to lunge at New York Jets Jersey Luvollo and made contact as players ran onto the field.

Arizona opened the season with three straight series wins for the first time, and its 7-2 start match the franchise best also accomplished in 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2017.

With three losses in its last five games, St. Louis dropped to 4-5.

Dale thought I was kidding, Yost said, but I honestly had no idea.

Junis had hit three batters and walked two more, but he did not allow a hit until one out in the seventh inning.

By that point, the Royals were well on their way to a 10-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners to open their three-game series at cold, windy Kauffman Stadium.

I was paying attention to the score, but I wasn’t paying attention to how many hits they had, Yost said. I looked up and saw he had a no-hitter and I was completely oblivious to it.

So, what would have happened if Yost trotted to the mound to make a change?

I would have had to tell him to go back, Junis replied.

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Matt Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a right forearm strain, the second starting pitcher to be put on the DL this season.

Rams head coach Sean McVay’s scheme seems to rely heavily on reliable short and intermediate targets like Woods, Kupp and Gurley, so the Cooks acquisition shouldn’t have much of an impact on their usage. Woods was WR10 in fantasy when healthy last season and Kupp finished the year 25th. Both remain viable fantasy starters. Jared Goff, meanwhile, sat eighth at quarterback in fantasy points prior to resting in Week 17.
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Behind that duo, the likes of Kenny Britt, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson and intriguing post-hype sleeper Malcolm Mitchell will compete for the No. 3 gig. With Tom Brady at the controls, the winner has a path to fantasy relevance in 2018.

Updated 2018 offensive projections for the Patriots can be found here and for the Rams here.

Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani made his home debut to rousing success, collecting three hits, including a three-run homer that cleared the wall in right-center and gave the Angels a 6-2 lead in the first inning.

A main concern for the Angels continues to be injuries to their starting pitchers, however.