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Joe Banner ran two coaching searches as president of the Philadelphia Eagles, and two more as CEO of the Cleveland Browns.

While the facts of the case remain unclear — Patricia wouldn’t provide details of the night in question on Thursday, and attempts by the Detroit Free Press to reach the woman involved have been unsuccessful — the Lions have found themselves in a minefield made more dangerous by a vetting process apparently hamstrung by state law.

The Lions said in a statement Wednesday that Patricia was the subject of a standard pre-employment background check which did not disclose his arrest, and Banner and other current and former league executives who’ve been involved in similar searches in the past said those checks are rarely, if ever, handled by the executives who make the actual hiring decisions.

It’s also that his violent swing, with all its moving parts — from the Gary Sheffield -like bat wave to the hitch in his hands to his leg kick — has gotten a bit funky, Boone said.

Gray’s troubles started early and never let up. He let someone on base in every inning but the first. He allowed three hits to start the second and third innings each and two to start the fourth. And it was just the fourth time in eight starts he went at least five innings.

The A’s started to pull away in the second inning, when Khris David led off with a booming homer to center field to put the Yankees down, 1-0. After Matt Olson immediately followed with a single, Matt Chapman cranked a two-run shot.

The A’s went ahead, 4-1, when Jed Lowrie singled home Semien, who started the frame with a single. They extended their lead to 5-1 when Mark Canha scored on Semien’s force out.

Yankees reliever David Hale gave up a pair of solo home runs over his three innings. He hadn’t pitched since April 27.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, meet the Boston Celtics, in Game 1 of the NBA’s best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, May 13, 2018 (5/13/18) at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. colts_006

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Eagles Hosted RB Terrance West Jersey For Visit

According to Jeff Zrebiec, the Eagles brought in free agent RB Terrance West for a visit on Tuesday.
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This is the first reported interest in West since the free agent market officially opened.

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Sources connected to the QB tell us… he was admitted to a hospital in Humble, TX on Monday. He had been in the area to attend the JMBLYA concert with friends after playing in a golf tournament hosted by friend and former Texas A&M teammate Mike Evans.
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The suit claims that Bob Quinn joined the Lions in January 2016 and promptly met with Richardson and criticized his work. He was fired a year later, but that came only a month after he suffered a shoulder injury on the job and filed a workers’ compensation claim against the team, the lawsuit states. Between the injury and the firing, Richardson filed a complaint to the team’s human resources department over racist comments from a scout and disparate treatment by an employee in the Detroit Lions’ Team Operations Department.

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He had a great season last year, and being the person he is, he always was helping me whenever I did something he thought he could help me improve on. That’s just the type of leader he is. We have a great relationship, still, going forward. The debate about a veteran quarterback’s role in mentoring a rookie has come up again with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger saying he had little interest in mentoring Mason Rudolph.

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The Jets tried out four kickers last week. They signed Taylor Bertolet, who will compete with Cairo Santos and Nick Rose for the job.
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The Jets waived cornerback Bryson Keeton in a corresponding move.

Bertolet spent time wit the Rams in 2016 and had a brief stop in Denver this spring. He has never kicked in a regular-season game.

Arroyo swears his attention to DJ detail is what allowed him to keep collecting checks well past his prime. That’s why I’m still standing here at age 40 with a crap arm, said the righty last summer, shortly before calling it quits. A guitarist who released his own album back in 2005 when he was with the Red Sox, Arroyo had Tommy John surgery in 2014 and didn’t pitch at all in 2015 or 2016. Still, two weeks before spring training last year, the Reds saw fit to sign him, whereupon he proceeded to post a 7.35 ERA while allowing an absurd 23 home runs in 71 innings.

But regardless of how Arroyo performed, he always made sure he was the first one out of the postgame handshake line and into the clubhouse, sprinting up the tunnel after each win so the music would be pumping by the time his teammates joined him. That’s part of the reason why people give me the opportunity to have a job, he said. I always pay attention to those small details and make sure that nobody drops the ball.
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The Bills signed another Alabama product in cornerback Levi Wallace. The other nine undrafted additions are Texas A&M running back Keith Ford, Arizona guard Gerhard de Beer, Baylor tackle Mo Porter, Iowa tackle Ike Boettger, TCU defensive end Mat Boesen, South Florida defensive end Mike Love, LSU linebacker Corey Thompson, Brandon Crawford Jersey Clemson cornerback Ryan Carter, and Penn State kicker Tyler Davis.

Cincinnati had a huge void at center, and it became the offensive line priority after the team traded for left tackle Cordy Glenn. The Bengals were smart to stay in state and stick with that plan even after Ragnow was selected one pick earlier. Price overcomes a Combine injury to be selected in a sport worthy of this talent.

The Titans trade into this pick to catch Evans ahead of the Patriots and Steelers. He’s the third member of the Crimson Tide’s championship defense to be selected, and he’ll deliver immediately as a high volume tackler. This was Tennessee’s weakness between Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo. Evans projects as a long-term fixture and leader inside.

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The Lions open their rookie minicamp on Friday and their second-round pick will head into it with a newly signed contract.
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You don’t want to call him up just to call him up, says one scout who watched Acuna extensively in April. Then you’re just setting the kid up for failure at [a] big league level, especially if he’s been slumping down here. Says another scout of Acuna’s demotion and subsequent slump: So much of this game is between the ears. Something like that can f— with your head. Of course, the same could be said for a bumpy patch in the big leagues.

Poggi appeared in 44 games at Michigan, with 17 starts. Thirteen of his starts came at fullback and the other four at tight end.

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The Raiders waived North Carolina running back Elijah Hood, Northwestern Oklahoma State defensive lineman Joby Saint Fleur and Temple fullback Nick Sharga in corresponding moves.

Hood, a seventh-round pick in 2017, played one game last season.

Matheny: Oh, yeah. With all of our guys. No matter what age they come up, a lot of the attention can be a blessing and a curse all at the same time. But he’s got as many people that I’ve ever seen around a young player. When you bring in a 21-year-old guy, our antenna is up as far as the challenges that come with any player at this level, much less those so young. You just try to keep putting him into positions to succeed on the field — and off.

NFL Draft rumors: Josh Rosen could slide; Seahawks, Patriots looking at QBs

With the Browns and Giants spearheading a league-wide crackdown on leaks ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, reporters have struggled to get a feel for how the top of the draft will play out.

Still, given the Bills’ hunger for a top quarterback, the coveted talent in the back half of the top 10 and other known nuggets of information, we have plenty to piece together in predicting the results of Round 1. All eyes of course will be on the quarterbacks early.

Schoenfield: I’ll go with 48.

Doolittle: Let’s go with 46. He’s been good for 44 homers per 162 games for his career, and we’ll bump him up a couple for Yankee Stadium. He’s no Teoscar Hernandez, but his exit velocity remains among the elite. With Stanton, the only questions have been about health. He seems healthy, which means lots and lots of dingers to come.

Shohei Ohtani has a 4.43 ERA and .997 OPS. How close to those two numbers will he finish the season?

The Dodgers, Nats and Cubs have all started slower than expected. Which team are you most concerned about?

Schoenfield: The Nationals have played some lackluster baseball to start the season, and the early return feels like they’re missing something. Maybe they miss Dusty Baker. Anyway, they’ve had injuries, but the bullpen has been terrible (1-6, 5.50 ERA), and they need somebody besides Bryce Harper to produce on offense. The biggest concern, however, is that the Mets, Phillies and Braves all look much better than in 2017.

Doolittle: I’m not really concerned about the Dodgers or Cubs, so it’s the Nationals by default. They are like Carl Lewis trying to stave off Michael Johnson and Mike Powell in about 1991 — still the best, but probably not for long. Washington can hope for better health, but their lackluster start has illustrated a general lack of organizational depth. With the Mets’ pitching and the rapid ascension of Philadelphia and Atlanta, the NL East is shaping up as a dogfight.
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Saquon Barkley has been hailed as one of the best running back prospects in years and he is now the odds-on favorite to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award, per OddsShark.聽
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The No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL draft is expected to make an immediate impact with the Giants, considered +150 ($100 bet to win $150) to win the award as the top rookie in the class. Baker Mayfield has the second-highest odds at +275 after being the first overall pick by the Browns.

He is also extremely talented, ranked No. 1 overall in the class by Bleacher Report’s聽Matt Miller.

With that said, the last two Offensive Rookie of the Year winners were afterthoughts following the draft as Dak Prescott, a fourth-round pick, and Alvin Kamara, a third-round pick, virtually came out of nowhere to star for their respective teams. It’s highly likely the next winner of the award isn’t even on this list.

Yes, that was a total exaggeration, Rogers said Sunday when reached by the Tampa Bay Times. Just caught up in the moment. It was just a tasteless tweet. I’m not a psychopath.

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On Friday night, shortly after the Bucs selected North Carolina defensive back M.J. Stewart with the No. 53 overall pick in the second round, Rogers posted a series of angry tweets, including one that appeared to cross the line.

The tweet featured a GIF of a murder scene from the 1990 film King of New York depicting a drug lord killing a New York City Police Department narcotics officer with blood splattering inside the vehicle.

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Jim Brown was REALLY pushing for his Cleveland Browns to select Saquon Barkley with the #1 overall pick… so how did he feel when CLE took Baker Mayfield instead?
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Let’s just say he’s not thrilled about it.

Cain is a low-risk selection at this point in the draft. With all these receivers and all-purpose running backs, the Colts are really waving a carrot in front of Andrew Luck to see if he can throw a football at it.

Jake Martin is an undersized late bloomer who came on for eight sacks in 2017 after being a situational sub early in his career. He’s a high-effort hustle defender who may have the range and awareness to play outside linebacker or stick as a special teams demon. Whatever, Seahawks, we’re done yelling at you about the offensive line and are more disappointed than mad.
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It’s been an absolute brainstorm of an experience, Mailata said on NFL Draft Live on Saturday.

It was unknown heading into the draft whether Mailata would hear his name called this weekend heading into the draft, but it appears Philly is willing to give him a chance at potentially earning a spot on the team’s offensive line this summer.

Mailata’s physical attributes likely were difficult for most NFL scouts and general managers to ignore. At only 20 years old, he offers plenty of potential upside if he continues to make progress in his training.

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That’s three trades so far after the Bills and Cardinals moved up to select their hopeful franchise quarterbacks. Now it’s the New Orleans Saints’ turn.
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The Saints moved up from No. 27 to No. 14 in a big trade with the Green Bay Packers. Here’s what they gave up.

Chiefs 鈥?Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama: Kansas City is finally on the clock. This defense is woefully thin at safety, especially when Eric Berry is unavailable, which was the case in 2017. Harrison is a solid enforcer and could probably hold his own in coverage in a division where the only powerful arm at quarterback is on聽his team.

Falcons 鈥?Rasheem Green, DL, Southern California: He’ll need to partake of some of that southern cooking to add bulk to his 6-4, 275-pound frame, but we think he can play on the line next to Grady Jarrett and possibly add more consistent pressure than departed Adrian Clayborn did.

49ers (from Saints) 鈥?Braden Smith, G, Auburn: San Francisco took Mike McGlinchey in Round 1 but would be wise to get one more starting-caliber blocker in front of $137.5 million man Jimmy Garoppolo

RB Akrum Wadley, Iowa – The likes of Saquon Barkley, Derris Guice and Sony Michel have served as the headliners in a stacked running back class, but Wadley has the skill set to be extremely productive on the ground and through the air.
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WR Michael Gallup, Colorado State – Gallup has showcased multiple traits to suggest he should succeed at the next level, despite often being hamstrung by bad quarterback play at Colorado State.
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He lacks the elite speed to be a home-run threat, but Gallup can create separation with his route-running and excels at making contested catches. Dangerous with the ball in his hands, Gallup averaged 15.3 yards per reception in college and should develop into a solid No. 2 receiver who can be had on day two or maybe even day three.

EDGE Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest – In a draft where edge rushers figure to be pushed up the board, it will be very interesting to see where Ejiofor lands.

He had 17.5 sacks in his final two seasons at Wake Forest and demonstrated the quickness to generate interior penetration, which has become valued in the modern-day NFL. Ejiofor lacks consistent play strength and needs to exhibit bend around the edge on a more regular basis, but he has the potential to be an effective pass rusher at the top level.

Jerry Kill to take over athletics department

Former Southern Illinois football coach Jerry Kill is taking over the athletics department, effective immediately.

SIU Carbondale chancellor Carlo Montemagno made the move Thursday after deciding not to renew athletic director Tommy Bell’s contract, which expires next month. Montemagno said it is time “to make a change in leadership that will help the program fulfill its potential.”

Kill’s oversight of the department will begin immediately. He is not the interim athletic director, the school said, but is adding oversight of athletics to his duties.

With the partnership, the Jazz are the 14th NBA franchise or franchise ownership group, to be involved in esports outside of the NBA 2K League. In a trend that began in early 2015, owners from the Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and others have bought into the esports industry, which is expected to hit $1 billion in global revenue in the next three years, according to Newzoo, a market analysis firm focused on video games and esports.

“The NBA does a fantastic job at reaching out to communities and getting people interested early on in their game, their players and their brand,” Vander Linden said. “They do a really good job of that. They’re continuing to grow their interests worldwide. I think what you have is this natural tie between the traditional sport of basketball with gaming, especially with the players now who are coming into the league in the last three or four years. They travel with consoles and laptops, and they play different games, and they connect with some of their fans through those platforms.”

The NBA allows high school players to enter the G League without the wait. The Commission on College Basketball recommended Wednesday that the NBA and NBPA allow high school players to enter the draft, but college basketball has no ability to effect change on the issue. The NBA and NBPA must collectively bargain a change of the early entry rule.

The Commission on College Basketball made a recommendation to allow college players who declare for the NBA draft to retain their eligibility should they go unselected in the draft.

The NBA has a record 236 early-entry candidates for the 2018 NBA draft, which includes 181 NCAA and 81 international players. It is an increase of 30 percent over the 2017 draft. That rule change could benefit both the NBA and college basketball, because even the G League can’t absorb such an influx of marginal pro prospects.dolphins_080

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Ravens waive Stephane Nembot, Brandon Kublanow Jersey with failed physicals

The Baltimore Ravens waived a pair of offensive linemen after each player failed a physical with the team.
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Tackle Stephane Nembot and center Brandon Kublanow were each released by the Ravens on Tuesday.

Now that Cousins and the Vikings have commenced the offseason program, players are noticing something special about their new quarterback.

He’s a great leader, tight end Kyle Rudolph said regarding Cousins. You can just see that kind of naturally he has that aura about him.
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The aura may have something to do with C.J. McCollum Authentic Jersey getting a record-setting, $28 million-per-year contract. Regardless, the Vikings have gone all in at the quarterback position, and soon enough we’ll see if the move pays dividends.

There’s just different strategies that teams use. They want to see how you react under pressure. And they also, you know, it’s a good way of testing that but it’s a good way of obviously seeing how much information you can soak in because they only give it to you a couple days in advance. It’s a good way of seeing how fast a kid can learn the information and retain it. . . . Usually the owner and the G.M. are in the room as well, ‘Go on the board and we’ll give you three minutes to write down everything you know about the playbook that we just gave you.’ That’s a good way of kind of testing you know how the kid kinda responds to pressure.

Darnold said that, for the most part, the playbooks he received from teams were not really different from the USC playbooks he receiver.

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