Month: April 2017

Paul tried getting his teammates involved from there.

Chicago is hurting at tight end, literally, as top receiving option Zach Miller is coming off a Lisfranc injury to his right foot. He also turns 33 in October. The Bears need to find their next Martellus Bennett, a well-rounded tight end for the long term.

Ashland’s Adam Shaheen might be in play at No. 36, but No. 67 makes more sense to go after that player. That’s also the Day 2 wheelhouse of Michigan’s Jake Butt, who’s a bit of a combination of the best attributes of Miller and Bennett.

I don’t know about the Wizards. I don’t know about the Hawks. I truly believe Washington’s better, but that West Coast trip seemed to mess them up just a bit. Atlanta is so hot and cold, and almost certainly not healthy. John Wall and Bradley Beal feel a little magical right now, so let’s ride with Wizards in 7.

Jazz vs. Clippers is going to be brutal. Utah’s defense is spectacular, but Chris Paul is a genius who tortures big men on the pick and roll. The Jazz move the ball so well but lack release-valve isolation scorers (Joe Johnson excepted). DeAndre Jordan isn’t as stout defensively as Rudy Gobert, but he gets the job done. This series should go all seven. L.A.’s playoff experience matters and should win the day.

Paul tried getting his teammates involved from there. He drove and kicked it out to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who missed. Paul then created for Jamal Crawford, who missed his three as well. Paul tried again to use his teammates and passed it to Griffin for a wide-open three. He also missed.

So with the Clippers down two with 18 seconds left, Paul took matters into his own hands again. He dribbled, dribbled, dribbled, looked for an open teammate, and then dribbled around again until he was able to get into the paint and hit a floating, off-balance bank shot to tie the game.
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Lets thank the NBA for another amazing season

Eighty-two games, 30 times over, have come and gone again. The National Basketball Association is consistent like that. It ticks on and on, each passing season presenting new challenges and stars, and different storylines and controversies.

Griffith is involved in one of the biggest missed field goals in football history, the Kick Six. It was his toe that met leather in 2013, sending the ball into the hands of Auburns Chris Davis. The play that nearly sent Bama to another SEC Championship instead broke the Tides national title streak.

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Personally, I didn’t kick that kick very well,Griffith said.It wasn’t a good kick. I got under it. It was my first kick in the whole game, so it was a little different. But I don’t care what people say or think about me.
He struggled in 2014 and early in 2015, but then turned things around.
Griffith missed his first four field goals that season, and he described dealing with some boo birds at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

But he righted the ship and missed only four for the rest of the season. He hit a 55-yarder against LSU and went 5 for 5 against Auburn, including being solely responsible for the Tides 12 halftime points.

Longtime Falcons WR Roddy White makes retirement official

Eleven-year NFL wide receiver Roddy White, who spent his entire career with the Falcons, officially announced his retirement Friday.

I would like to thank Arthur Blank and the falcons organization for a great 11 years. The city of Atlanta I love y’all so much. I’m (cont…
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Drafted in the first round (27th overall) in 2005, White didn’t play last season after being cut in the offseason.

New England made a handful of smaller draft day moves, the biggest of which involved moving its second-round pick (No. 64, Adam Terry) to the Ravens for two third-rounders and a sixth. But the team wound up missing out on the chance to draft Greg Jennings the following year. Later, the Patriots would add Matt Cassel after trading off a sixth-round pick for a pair of seventh-rounders.

He complained last summer about his time with the Falcons and, after the Super Bowl, about then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but White thanked Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the organization and the city of Atlanta in his retirement tweet.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, he had 808 receptions for 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns, including a stretch from 2007-12 during which he surpassed 1,000 yards receiving.

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As difficult as this decision was, the third spot was even tougher. Gordons second-half teammate Lou Williams led all qualified reserves in scoring. San Antonios Patty Mills not only quarterbacked the Spurs awesome bench units, he also filled in for veteran Tony Parker as a starter. Tyler Johnson and James Johnson were both invaluable members of the Heats shocking run.

A’s place Kendall Graveman on DL with strained shoulder

Instead, it’s yet another key player down for the injury-plagued A’s.

Oakland recalled catcher Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville on Monday to take Graveman’s roster spot.

The A’s were set to begin a series at home with Texas on Monday night after the series finale against

This offseason, teams in need of quarterbacks took the backup approach — because that’s all that was available.

Game Kids Tuukka Rask Jersey Which prospect is on the Giants’ radar? Will the Cowboys draft a future backup for Dak Prescott? NFL Nation reporters predict whether their teams will select a signal-caller later this month.

The first round of the 2017 NFL draft has been set since Super Bowl LI’s epic finish, but the league has now released the complete draft order for April’s draft. Check out the full list.

Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins are both slated to hit the market next year, along with Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford and others. NFL executives help us forecast what will happen with each QB. In 2015, they suffered a combined minus-nine turnover margin in losses to Utah State and New Mexico and lost the MWC Mountain race to Air Force. In 2016, they gave up a late safety in a two-point loss to Wyoming, ceding the division tiebreaker, and suffered their third straight Air Force loss.

Game Kids Winston Guy Jersey For back-to-back seasons, the class of mid-majordom has not even managed to be the class of its own division. And last year finished with an uninspired, 19-point bowl loss to a Baylor that had looked lost itself for most of the season.

The Tigers are building quite the class.

The Clemson Tigers picked up a huge commitment on Saturday morning when the nation’s No. 2 player, defensive end Xavier Thomas, verbally committed to rub Howard’s Rock on his way to play college ball:

Clemson’s been an elite recruiting school for a few years under Dabo Swinney, and this year proves no different. Along with Thomas, the Tigers also have the 2018 recruiting class’ best offensive player and No. 1 player overall in QB Trevor Lawrence, according to the 247Sports Composite. Swinney’s not done collecting talent at the top of the recruiting rankings, and Thomas told us which player is high on the target list.

This is an all-time last-second beat. SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt does a recurring segment about such beats, and this one should be a first-ballot hall of famer.

Baldwin is a little-used bench player who’s shooting all of 14.3 percent from deep this year. (That’s 3-of-21, to be specific.) He fired up what seemed like an entirely meaningless triple from 41 feet right at the buzzer, and it went in to cover the spread against the Knicks. It’s just an incredible sports betting moment.

According to our partners at Odds Shark, the 12.5-point spread was nearly universal. A couple of sports books had the spread at an even 13, and at those places, Baldwin’s triple led to a push. But almost everywhere, it was a bet-winning or bet-losing shot.
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There is no major American sport more defined by its postseason than college basketball.

This eagle-eyed tattletale quickly leaped to their computer to point out that Lexi Thompson did not place her ball correctly during the third round, which, on further investigation, led to a two-stroke penalty. This meant that Thompson was tied for first place with So Yeon Ryu, and after a playoff, Thompson lost the event.

Every viewer has a moment where they clearly see something that was botched. So how would sports history have changed if every league got emails in time and reversed decisions based on the anger of fans?

There is no major American sport more defined by its postseason than college basketball. In turn, the sport’s champion takes on a larger role than most when it comes to how a particular season winds up being remembered. That can be a bit of a problem with a postseason format that lends itself to the potential of a team that hasn’t been anywhere near one of the season’s best ultimately claiming the sport’s top prize.
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The New England backup is now the top passer on the market.

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“Obviously not,” a teary-eyed Josh Perkins said when asked if he thought the better team had won. “You’ve got to credit those guys for getting it done down the stretch, though.”

Joel Berry II took home the Most Outstanding Player Award for 2017, leading the Tar Heels in the title game with 22 points, three rebounds, and six assists. Berry played through injuries on both ankles to lead his Tar Heels to their sixth-ever National Championship.

Berry twisted his left ankle against Texas Southern earlier in the tournament, then twisted his right ankle against Kentucky in the Elite Eight. There was a chance that Berry could miss the Final Four games but he fought through it anyway. When Jim Nantz asked him about his injuries after the game, Berry responded, “I wasn’t at my 100 percent but I gave it my all.”

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Currently, the Vikings have just two guards on the roster — Alex Boone and Jeremiah Sirles. Joe Berger played well at center last season, and backup center Nick Easton filled in at guard in 2016 and performed admirably, so he’s an option there. Still, right guard and the interior line depth remain concerns, and the Vikings have to look to the draft to resolve it.

Who they could still target in the draft: The Vikings have eight picks in the upcoming draft, but they’re missing their first-round pick because of their trade with the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire Sam Bradford just before last season began.

Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball already have the perfect Twitter rivalry

Fultz has also been liking tweets that just say Ball — and other point guard prospects like Dennis Smith Jr. — are committing for the draft, so this is all friendly gestures. On Wednesday, Fultz did tweet this, which pretty clearly seems like a response to Ball’s comments, albeit one that didn’t directly name him or anything.

The NFC North became a much closer race as Detroit dropped a game to the Steelers while the Bears hit a last-second field goal against the Ravens to pull even at 6-4. The Lions hold the tiebreaker heading down the stretch, however, thanks to head-to-head wins in Weeks 4 and 10.

The Eagles put down the Redskins to take control of the NFC East, but after a fourth consecutive win from the Giants, the once-0-6 G-men have fought their way back into the race.

The Colts were a little worried after being blown out by the Rams in Week 10, but regained firm control of the AFC South with a comeback win over the division-rival Titans last Thursday. The Bengals got an equally crucial win over the Browns, who had been sneaking up on them in the AFC North race.
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The biggest AFC winners early Sunday were the Dolphins, who find themselves back in the Wild Card hunt after beating the Chargers and watching the Jets fall hard to the Bills. The Jets still lead the race for now, but blew a big opportunity to stretch their lead against a weak Buffalo team.

Elite Womens Len Dawson Jersey For now, the AFC still awaits the momentous Chiefs-Broncos game Sunday night, which will decide not only the AFC West leader, but the conference’s top team overall.