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We’ll just have to wait and see, but like I said, I’m just going to do everything I can. I have high aspirations and confidence in myself and my abilities.

He will have a few things working in his favor, and the list starts with Manning. If Giants fans needed another reason to appreciate their longtime starter, they needed only to look at the situation unfolding in Pittsburgh as Manning’s 2004 draft classmate Ben Roethlisberger confronts his likely replacement.

The Steelers took Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round, and Roethlisberger practically promised to hidden the rookie’s playbook in interviews that followed. This, remember, is the same Roethlisberger who has hinted that his retirement is coming sooner than later.

But just before Boone was named manager, Kevin Reese, the Yankees’ vice president of player development, called Pedrique, who hadn’t yet heard from the team about his future.

The Democratic trajectory right now is more uncertain than it has been since I started in politics in the ’80s, said Simon Rosenberg, a longtime Democratic strategist at NDN, a think tank.

And I think no one has a leg up.

The questions are big ones — of style and policy — that can only be answered in the story told by the candidate who eventually captures the party’s imagination.

Some promote a vision of a youthful future, while others speak of their own wizened experience. Some use the language of the private sector, while others have begun to promote guaranteeing public-sector jobs for all unemployed Americans. Some speak of class as the defining American divide, while others ­focus first on racial and gender inequality. Some are brawlers ready to take on Trump, while others pose as healers to call the country back to better angels.

They have begun to grapple with the sense that Trump’s presence has erased all of the old rules, even for Democrats, and that the party should consider looking outside the standard roster of governors and senators — perhaps to a business executive-entertainer like Oprah Winfrey, who has so far resisted calls for her to run, or a mayor.colts_014


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Saints not planning to sign RB to replace Mark Ingram Jersey

The New Orleans Saints have a hole at the running back position with Mark Ingram facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
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Anchored by Ingram and Kamara, the Saints ‘ ground attack finished the 2017 season ranked fifth in the league, averaging 129.4 yards per game.

In the meantime, Ingram will weigh options once the arbitrator’s written opinion on the appeal is released, which is scheduled on or about Wednesday, May 16.

As it stands, the Saints will be without Ingram for games against the Buccaneers, Browns, Falcons and Giants to start the 2018 regular season. Ingram, however, is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

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Due to the prompt attention by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, I was able to recover most of my items as well as the individual being identified. Just like to thank you guys so much.
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Smith, the Bears ‘ first-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, reported the theft late Saturday night and numerous items, including a team-issued iPad, were taken from his 2018 BMW X5. The Bears on Tuesday told NFL.com that the iPad was wiped clean remotely, which resulted in no compromise of team information.

The other items of note reported stolen included Smith’s Rose Bowl and national championship game jerseys, a 2017 University of Georgia football helmet, a Georgia Athlete of the Year trophy, four pairs of Bose headphones, a Bose Bluetooth speaker, two watches (Michael Kors and KYBOE), a pair of Costa sunglasses and a pair of Nike athletic shoes.

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Doug Pederson on Carson Wentz Jersey: He’ll be ready when he’s ready

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said this week that he’s really confident that he’ll be ready to play in the first week of the regular season, but coach Doug Pederson wasn’t interested in naming a specific date he hopes to see Wentz back in action when discussing the quarterback’s knee rehab on Friday.
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In the two days since word emerged that Lions coach Matt Patricia faced an indictment 22 years ago for aggravated sexual assault, some have argued that Patricia should have volunteered the information to the Lions in connection with the process that resulted in Patricia being hired.

Carolina reached agreements with second-round cornerback Donte Jackson, fourth-round tight end Ian Thomas, fourth-round defensive end Marquis Haynes, fifth-round linebacker Womens Zach Strief Jersey Jermaine Carter and seventh-round defensive tackle Kendrick Norton.

Jackson, who played at LSU, was selected with the 55th overall choice. In 2017, he posted 51 tackles, 10 pass breakups, one interception and one sack.

Gabe Jackson Mens Jersey Thomas was the first pick on day three of the NFL Draft, taken by Carolina with the 101st overall choice. He played two seasons at Indiana after transferring from Nassau Community College.

Haynes, a Mississippi product, was selected with the 136th overall choice. He ranks as the Rebels’ modern-era career sacks leader with 32.0.

Carter was selected by Carolina with the 161st overall pick. In his final three years at Maryland, Carter started all 37 games and led the Terrapins in tackles in each of the seasons.

It would give New Orleans room to re-sign Mirotic and Rajon Rondo, and lure midlevel veterans without fear of cracking the tax threshold. It would inoculate them from the worst-case purgatory Chicago lived through with Derrick Rose.
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But it would amount to losing Cousins — and Buddy Hield, and last year’s first-round pick — for not very much. That hurts. The midlevel is more likely to land a bench guy who doesn’t move the needle than an impactful starter.


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Titans agree to terms with Luke Falk, Dane Cruikshank Jersey

The Titans have agreed to terms with safety Dane Cruikshank and quarterback Luke Falk, the team announced Thursday.
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Tennessee drafted Cruikshank at pick No. 152 in the fifth round.

Chris Ballard stays in state for his offense, giving the Colts the draft’s most dominant offensive lineman. Indianapolis needs an athletic guard with some mauling ability to keep improving its run-blocking. Nelson also is a smooth pass protector who will make a big difference from Day 1.

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The Bears appropriately go for the Butkus Award winner, both a classic position and a need for them. Smith is a rangy, read-and-react player who will be a force against the run immediately. He also has the speed and quickness to develop into a good cover man.

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Authentic Youth Quintin Demps Jersey Carolina has invested a ton in pass-catchers over the past few years (Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess, Christian McCaffrey, Curtis Samuel) but still entered draft weekend with a void at wide receiver. Enter Moore, the first wideout off the board.

The Maryland product is 6 feet and 210 pounds, and he exploded for 80 receptions, 1,033 yards and eight scores last season. He’s a quick and tough receiver, who crushed it at the combine, which included a 4.42-second 40-yard dash.


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If Saquon Barkley does not go No. 2 overall, he might be in line for a slight tumble.

If he does fall outside the top five, look for a few teams to reach out to the Colts for a trade to get him. One team to watch is the Dolphins. The Buccaneers also would gladly take Barkley with the seventh overall pick.

Beyond the Colts, the 49ers are the most likely to trade back in the draft. Teams looking to trade up for Denzel Ward, Roquan Smith or Minkah Fitzpatrick could call San Francisco. Players the 49ers might target if they move down include Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller.

Robinson Chirinos (R), 8 percent, Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays (RHP Jacob Faria): Faria is better at home but has allowed a .444 slugging percentage to right-handed bats, making that his weaker split in his short career. Chirinos might be shaking off his slow start to 2018 with two homers in his past three starts. Despite his weak plate discipline against righties last season, he left the yard six times in just 71 at-bats against them.

Yuli Gurriel (R), 47.4 percent, Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners (RHP Mike Leake): All other Astros are too popular to recommend against the hittable, strike-zone-peppering Leake. Still, here’s a reminder to pick up the returning Gurriel, who boasted a reverse split in 2017, smashing righties with a .317/.344/.521 slash and a .363 wOBA.

Thomas isn’t as big of a bust as most on this list, as he did provide the Jets four years of service. But given his hype coming out of college and the fact that the Jets gave him their sacred No. 32 jersey as an assumed star, he was a major disappointment. Thomas split carries with other New York backs for the majority of his tenure. He ended up scoring just five touchdowns in four seasons with the Jets.

A Heisman Trophy winner and with big college numbers, Ware joined fellow Heisman winner Barry Sanders in Detroit for what the Lions thought would be a winning duo in the offensive backfield. But Ware simply couldn’t cut it as an NFL quarterback. He ended up starting just six games in four seasons with the Lions.
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Mandarich wasn’t the first highly-drafted tackle to fail with his first team, and he won’t be the last. But the next three picks after Green Bay took him at No. 2 — Barry Sanders (Detroit), Derrick Thomas (Kansas City) and Deion Sanders (Atlanta) — all became Hall of Famers. Barry Sanders falling to the division-rival Lions, particularly, has to haunt the Packers when they think about the ’89 draft.


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Russ Brandon Jersey resigns as Bills, Sabres president

Elite Mens Robert Bortuzzo Jersey Russ Brandon has resigned as the president of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, Pegula Sports Entertainment announced Tuesday.
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In a statement released by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, owners Terry and Kim Pegula accepted Brandon’s resignation.

Interesting maiden draft for GM Brian Gutekunst. A trade with the Saints netted a 2019 first rounder. The Pack’s first two picks were understandably spent on corners Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. Super-sized WR Equanimeous St. Brown (6-5, 214) is an intriguing project who went later than expected in Round 6. But did Gutekunst really need to draft a punter and a long snapper?

Remarkable haul given they didn’t pick until Round 3. S Justin Reid and OL Martinas Rankin should step into starting roles. Keep an eye on sixth-round DE Duke Ejiofor, who could flourish opposite J.J. Watt. And don’t forget, the Texans’ first rounder was spent last year in their maneuver to get Deshaun Watson. Worth it.

Jori Lehtera Authentic Jersey Getting S Derwin James at No. 17 was a steal. GM Tom Telesco never stopped infusing talent into an already formidable defense, thought it did need to get much better against the run. LB Uchenna Nwosu, DT Justin Jones and LB Kyzir White may collectively elevate the Bolts to Super Bowl dark horse. Telesco is clearly confident QB Philip Rivers, 36, isn’t slowing down.

But John Dorsey revealed over the weekend that three key members of the Browns organization independently had Mayfield ranked No. 1 when scouting him last fall, despite the fact they weren’t working together at the time: Dorsey, Eliot Wolf and Browns consultant Scot McCloughan, who could land a permanent position with the club.

Dorsey was out of work after having been fired by the Chiefs, but scouting players heavily Womens Salvador Perez Jersey to be ready for his next opportunity; Wolf was director of football operations for the Packers, and McCloughan was running Instinctive Scouting after being fired by the Redskins in March of last year.

Those three, along with former Packers and current Browns personnel exec Alonzo Highsmith, all reached the same conclusion: that Mayfield was the best quarterback in the rich 2018 class.

But they weren’t the only ones. Of the 12 teams I’ve heard back from so far, four had Baker as their QB1, and two more gave me a strong indication that he was. Another league source named two other teams that he believes had him No. 1.

Of the four’definites,’ that I spoke directly with, three were in the AFC and one was in the NFC.


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Why Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson Jersey is the most intriguing player in the NFL Draft

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Let’s flip this Lamar Jackson script to better grasp the potential.
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For all of the reality-check projections of how the former Louisville quarterback will inspire his next team to create a specially designed offense that features his blazing speed as a complement to the rocket arm, Jackson is a nightmare waiting to happen for NFL defensive coordinators.

Sure, in a passing league where people still slobber over traditional dropback throwers and where we’ve already witnessed various versions聽of the mobile quarterback, the team that selects Jackson will have to go all-in to employ another degree of out-the-box thinking. Kind of like Houston coach Bill O’Brien did last year in overhauling his offense on the fly around Deshaun Watson. Jackson fuels hope that he, too, will be a torch-bearer for another new wave of prolific playmaking because he can sling it while he Mason Crosby Youth jersey happens to be the fastest player on the field.

He’s a dynamic playmaker, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis, with his rich defensive background, told USA TODAY Sports. You can’t discount that.

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In a state where toddlers sign up for football immediately after their first steps, Thomas lacked experience. He was extremely raw. But he loved it. And his parents supported his passion.

You can’t walk on the street and just hit nobody, Thomas says. I like fighting. I ain’t gonna lie. I like fighting, but I’m too old for that. So I go on the field and know I can legally hit somebody and smash ’em and the worst I get is a flag or kicked out the field鈥攖hat’s cool with me. I ain’t trippin’ about that.

In high school, Thomas learned how to balance football and music. His father enrolled him at New World School of the Arts, a public magnet high school known for its performing arts, and he played football at Miami Jackson, where his father worked. Thomas would ride the bus to Miami Jackson, where he was often late to practice. And all this as a third-stringer.

It wasn’t until his junior year that Thomas gained buzz in both fields. He transferred to Booker T. Washington, where legendary head coach Tim Ice Harris began developing him into a 5-star defensive end prospect.


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NFL Draft 2018: Cardinals’ Josh Rosen Jersey can prove he’s No. 1 where it matters

If the NFL Draft was based on talent alone, Josh Rosen might have been the No. 1 pick. Instead the former UCLA quarterback was taken at No. 10 by Arizona, where he will battle for the starting job with Sam Bradford, an actual former No. 1 pick.
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Not that Rosen cares one iota where he was picked. Asked by NFL Network before the draft if he thought he would go No. 1, he responded, I don’t care. Rosen said, I’m not paying attention to all that stuff very much. I’ve always been the No. 2 guy.

Stop right there. Rosen wasn’t the No. 2 guy. He was the No. 4 quarterback taken in this draft, behind Baker Mayfield (No. 1, Cleveland), Sam Darnold (No. 3, New York Jets) and Josh Allen (No. 7, Buffalo). Why didn’t that happen? Look no further than the second part of Rosen’s quote to NFL Network.

Rosen had the better stats, but Darnold won the game. This is all part of that generational polarization of sports debates. Rosen might look good, but the record tells a different narrative.
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UCLA was 18-19 the last three seasons with Rosen on campus. Jim Mora, injuries and other factors contributed to that record, too. Mora didn’t exactly have a glowing endorsement for Rosen throughout the draft process, either, which certainly seems like another layer to the dysfunction with that dynamic.

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Rosen will need to elevate the Cardinals in a transition period with first-year coach Steve Wilks.

Mike Mayock, Aikman’s Fox/NFL Network colleague, didn’t even list Mayfield among his Top 10 picks. Here’s what I think has to happen. They have to take Sam Darnold. I’m not buying into all the Baker Mayfield [talk]. I’ll probably be wrong. But I think his ceiling is higher, as is his floor, than Baker Mayfield.

After the Browns stunned the crowd in Dallas by taking Mayfield No. 1, Kiper didn’t seem happy. If the cocky but undersized quarterback thinks he’s invincible, he’ll learn the error of his ways in the NFL.


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Who’s joining the $30 club? The next star players in roto leagues

Head-to-head games and snake drafts have become fantasy baseball’s standards, but the industry began nearly 40 years ago as AL/NL-only Rotisserie auction leagues. Millions still play those games, and there is an artifact from that format with utility for every style of play.

Dollar values continue to be convenient data points that accurately measure each player’s contribution to his team’s success or failure. The standard auction budget has been $260 per team since almost the beginning, which allows us to set benchmarks for player value. Thirty dollars is the generally accepted delineator for star performance; fewer than 20 players reach that threshold each year.

“It gives us an opportunity to compete,” Gentry said. “It gives us an opportunity to compete at the highest level, so our guys are excited about it. We have a ton of respect for the Warriors and what they’ve done and what they’ve accomplished the last four years. But we also know that we can compete against them, and that’s our goal, is we’ve got to understand that and have the confidence to go out and do that.”

As Gentry opened his post-practice remarks inside the same building he has seen the Warriors have so much success in over the last few years, he seemed to enjoy the ambiance that the old building provided.

“It’s good to be back here,” Gentry said. “If you’re playing against this team and it’s not the first round then you’ve done pretty good I think.”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts have discussed scenarios to end the requirement for American players to wait one year after high school graduation to enter the NBA draft, but no formal agreement could be reached before the NBPA’s executive committee, including president Chris Paul, gather for a meeting at the end of the NBA playoffs in June.

Silver and Roberts have both expressed a desire to change the rule, but it remains to be seen how the process of negotiating a rule change between the league and players will unfold.

But when McMillan was asked about the calls, he told a story about splitting his team up in practice and that even then the starters or star players tend to get advantageous calls.

“Sometimes it’s human nature to have this player and this player and give it to this player,” he said playfully without identifying names.

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What to expect from Ronald Acuna Jersey

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Although it may have taken a few weeks longer than Atlanta Braves fans would have liked, the club is preparing to promote top prospect Ronald Acuna to the big leagues. He’ll join Gleyber Torres as high-profile prospects to be promoted within the last few days.
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The commissioner will kick off the NFL draft Thursday at AT&T Stadium with a few Cowboys legends attached to his hip. Hall of Fame quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, as well as current tight end Jason Witten, will join Goodell on the stage to put the Browns on the clock with the No. 1 pick, according to ESPN.

He’s a tough cover, Casey said. He’s one of the best in the league. I’ve said that he’s a miniature LeBron when he has the ball coming at you because he’s so strong and powerful.

Toronto trailed 87-82 after a three-point play by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 8:52 left, but regained the lead with a 6-0 run over the next 1:20.

After Washington’s Markieff Morris dunked with 4:06 left, Wright replied with a 3 and, after a missed shot by Wall, converted a layup off a pass from DeRozan to give the Raptors a 99-93 lead with 2:59 remaining.

Washington didn’t score again until Beal’s 3 with 16 seconds left.

Then the Leafs won Game 5. Then they won Game 6. Then, in Game 7 at Boston on May 13, the Leafs jumped out to a 4-1 lead by the 5:29 mark of the third period. It looked as if Toronto would complete the comeback in convincing fashion. Then again, there’s a reason the Leafs have been planning their next Stanley Cup parade since last winning in 1967, and the reason is devastating moments like this: The Bruins scored three goals in 10 minutes and Frank Clark Jersey 42 seconds during the third period, including twice in 31 seconds with goalie Tuukka Rask pulled, before center Patrice Bergeron won the game at 6:05 of overtime.

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Projects to be a good free or strong safety with the ability to run. Has been compared by scouts to HaHa Clinton-Dix. In 2017, he had 99 tackles with six passes broken up and five interceptions. Reid, the younger brother of free-agent safety Eric, had 57 tackles with seven breakups as a sophomore.

In addition to Marc-Andre Fleury’s dominance in net, the team’s physical play is making an impression. The Golden Knights are well-coached and defensively sound. It’s early still, and the route through the Winnipeg Jets or Nashville Predators won’t be smooth, but if Fleury can keep it together, a victorious run into June can’t be ruled out. Funny how persuasive a sweep over solid competition can be.