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Where I think Parker is ready to break out is with his ability to run after the catch, turning short catches into big plays. He certainly showed the ability to do that in college. Now that he is further removed from all the foot surgeries and after gaining some confidence last season, Parker is ready to get back to playing with a little more reckless abandon.
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Which is to say that it’s not that he can’t make Moss-type catches; it’s just the consistency hasn’t been there yet. But if he ever starts catching everything consistently…
Bryant is the kind of player who when he is on the field and locked in, there’s no question about who the best player out there is. There have been times when I saw him make a play, I came away feeling like there wasn’t anything this kid couldn’t do on a football field if he put his mind to it. You could probably line him up as a running back and run the ball effectively with him. Hell, I wouldn’t be all that surprised to learn he could throw the football a country mile too. Like I said, his talent has never been in question.
Meanwhile, on a sad note, longtime Chargers equipment manager Bob Wick was fired toward the end of the preseason. He had been working on the team’s uniforms and equipment for 38 years.
The Florida Keys experienced massive flooding from Hurricane Wilma in 2005, which was a Category 3 storm. The last Category 5 storm to make landfall in the Florida Keys was the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Jose has formed over the open Atlantic, following closely behind Irma, the NHC said Tuesday. Jose could become a Category 2 hurricane as it brushes the northeastern-most Caribbean islands at the end of the week. However, Jose poses no threat to the U.S. or Puerto Rico as of Tuesday.
The NHC warned that residents in the Leeward Islands, already expected to face Irma, “should monitor the track” of Jose.
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. for allegedly using excessive force on him as they investigated an incident at a casino last month.
Hendriks received the A’s nomination for the Roberto Clemente award Tuesday, an honor given to the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.
The idea is similar to the models that make Rent The Runway and Le Tote work for everyday and special occasion clothing, Watkins explained — and especially similar to the brands’ monthly subscription service. Rep The Squad worked with Richard Sherman as a brand ambassador and the company is backed by investors that include Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate and Russell Okung.
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Elliott was suspended even though he wasn’t charged by the police because of differing burdens of proof. The burden of proof in a court of law in a criminal case is beyond a reasonable doubt, while the NFL’s personal conduct policy operates under preponderance of evidence, which means the NFL will believe a crime has been committed if it believes it is more likely that not a crime was committed.
Eagles defensive end Chris Long, who is white, stood with his hand on Jenkins’ shoulder during the anthem before Philadelphia’s preseason game against the Bills last Thursday. Long said after that game it was a good time for white players like him to stand up for equality in the wake of the racially infused riots in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month.
Harris DeValve, who is working toward a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on the intersection of race and Christianity in the U.S., wrote that complacency about race issues is unacceptable. She said her husband understands that as someone married to a black woman, but he should not be viewed as some sort of white savior to a movement that was started and has been carried on by black football players for about a year.
Joseph had taken pains to split first-team reps between the quarterback contenders evenly throughout camp, and each got a start in the first two weeks of the preseason. Siemian has won the statistical battle, for what that’s worth in the preseason, going 14 of 18 for 144 yards to Lynch’s 15 of 22 for 81 yards and generally doing a better job of moving the offense down the field.
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Joseph also tipped his hand with his comments following the Broncos’ 33-14 rout of the 49ers on Saturday, in which Lynch got the start but Siemian was more impressive in relief.
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My orientation first came up with Scott Pioli, who is the assistant GM for the Atlanta Falcons, prior to my internship, she said in an interview with Outsports.com. At first, I was nervous to tell him as many are in new environments, but it came up in an everyday conversation about my family and life back home in Kansas City.
I could not have asked for a more open-minded and accepting group of people to work with. I never once felt judged and I was treated just like anyone would want to be treated: as a typical person working to build a career.
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The only reason we did that is to unify people, and to unify the people that look up to us because, obviously, we see what’s going on in the world and, obviously, everyone pays attention to the national anthem nowadays, and so we just said this was the best time to do it while still honoring our country. Because I love this country, more than anything. We’re free to live here and play this game, but we’re also free to show each other that we love one another. And I think that that’s the message, and that’s the only message we were trying to get out.
Despite the East’s best efforts, including a jaw-dropping, fourth quarter dunk from Jones, elite facilitating and silky three-point shooting from their veterans in Moore, Bird, Taurasi, and Candace Parker kept the West’s double digit lead intact down the stretch. The West ultimately clinched a 130-121 win in front of an impassioned Seattle crowd, shooting an impressive 57% from the floor and hitting 19 three-pointers.
For someone who told NBA TV before today’s game, that she was sporting light camo Air Jordan kicks, because the All-Star Game involved lighter work, there was nothing casual about Maya Moore’s performance. Looking very reminiscent of her 2015 self when she put up 30 points and was named All-Star MVP, Moore contributed 23 points en route to earning her second All-Star MVP honor.
The Cowboys have had discussions with the Texans about moving next week’s scheduled preseason game between the teams from Houston to Arlington in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
ESPN reported Cowboys executive Stephen Jones has been in contact with his Texans counterparts about the possibility. According to the Houston Chronicle, no decisions have been made and both teams are continuing to monitor the situation.
“Following a review, we concluded there was insufficient evidence to support a finding that there was a violation of the personal conduct policy,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement.
Lee got into an argument with his girlfriend at Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island in New York earlier this summer before forcibly being pulled away by Williams, who was trying to keep the peace. A bystander captured the confrontation on video and shared it on Twitter.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said after the incident that Lee would not be reprimanded by the team.
Lee, 22, was selected by the Jets with the No. 20 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and recorded 73 tackles in 13 games as a rookie last season.
Joeckel was a bust at both tackle and guard for the Jaguars, which put him firmly in reclamation project territory. The going rate for those players is around $3 million with about $1.5 million guaranteed, which made Joeckel’s contract shocking at $8 million. More shocking was that the contract came from the Seahawks, who have traditionally bypassed spending on the line.
Limited Youth Dominik Hasek Jersey A LaVar Ball-coached Big Ballers AAU team forfeited a playoff game at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in Anaheim on Saturday. In a video recorded at the game, you can hear Ball yell out two profanities, the latter of which earned him a technical foul. His response was to pull his team off the court.
We appreciate all the attention that our game against the Big Ballers has brought to us. While we don’t agree with the one-sided videos his program has produced or agree that there was cheating going on, Mr. Ball is entitled to his own opinion. I am proud of the way our boys competed, stayed focused, and respected the game.
Full highlights of the game before the forfeit can be seen here:
R.J. Barrett is the best prospect of his age in the world and carries Canadian basketball’s hopes and dreams on his shoulders.
The NBA did something fans have been requesting for years: The league will grant fewer timeouts and limit timeouts in endgame situations more tightly. This is huge! I’m a little sad that this spells the end of the farcical 20-second timeout — all timeouts will be 75 seconds now, which means all timeouts will be three minutes. Teams can only use two timeouts in the final three minutes of a game, which is the biggest change. This is all good for the flow of the game. Good job, NBA Board of Governors!
One more major Board of Governors reform: The trade deadline will now fall on the second Thursday of February to precede All-Star Weekend. No more Boogie Cousins Post All-Star Trade News situations.
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Two years ago, the Thunder wouldn’t let Dion Waiters wear No. 13, James Harden’s old number. No one really knew why — it’s not like OKC was going to retire it or something. Regardless, Paul George will be wearing No. 13 in OKC.
Kyle Korver and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a three-year deal worth $22 million, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Korver was traded to the Cavaliers in January, and it looks like the 36-year-old will spend some of the final years of his career there.
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Since Hardaway is a restricted free agent, the Hawks now have two days to decide whether they want to match his offer sheet and keep him in Atlanta. If they decline to do so, only then will Hardaway join the Knicks officially.
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Amusingly, Hardaway was a Knick just two seasons ago, only for them to trade him for Jerian Grant straight up. Grant will make $1.7 million next season and isn’t nearly as good as Hardaway. The Knicks could have just kept Hardaway, but now they’re left trying to re-sign him after dealing him away.
Of course, New York’s front office is different now that team president Phil Jackson is out. Still, it’s as Knicks-y a thing as anyone could dream up.
It’s our practice at this time that when the case is in active litigation we don’t comment, Louise N. Smith, one of the lawyers representing Hayes told SB Nation. But, I think the lawsuit speaks for itself.
Nzinga Shaw, the Hawks’ Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, said via email that Samuel Hayes is a former security manager at Philips Arena. He was terminated for poor performance and his claims are baseless. We will defend vigorously.
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And the fans and press weren’t the only ones obsessively tracking what was going on either. Most of the pros were too. Even the best in the world at that WGC in Akron wanted to know what was happening over on the West Coast. Jordan Spieth tracked it and praised Steph’s success.
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At a time when the three-point shot wasn’t nearly as valued as it is now, J.J. Redick was a specialist. He still is, but his savvy approach to the game has endeared him across the league as one the best veterans to have on a roster: case-in-point — the Sixers gave him $23 million next season to hit threes and mentor their young guys.
DeRozan was somewhat of a raw talent when he entered the NBA in 2009. He was a freak athlete who used that athleticism to his advantage on both ends of the floor. Now, the Raptors’ guard is the best mid-range shooter in the NBA, one of the league’s best finishers and an All-Star starter.
The one glowing exception is Andre Drummond, who is simultaneously the Pistons’ best asset and most maddening player. Van Gundy honestly doesn’t seem to like Drummond much. We keep waiting for his name to pop into trade rumors for real. Drummond is still the type of player GMs are willing to get fired for: a big prospect who could change the nature of the league if he ever puts it all together. Van Gundy must see that, even as Drummond is a bit of a nightmare for coaches due to his inconsistency and the gaping holes in his game.
Kicker Roberto Aguayo had a rough week, but things started looking up today. The former Buccaneers second-round pick was claimed off the waiver wire by the Bears on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Aguayo was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday following an abysmal performance in Tampa Bay’s preseason loss to the Bengals. Aguayo missed a field goal and an extra point in the Bucs’ preseason opener.
The second-year kicker had a difficult rookie season. He converted just 71 percent of his field goal attempts, which was the worst percentage in the league. His performance led to the Buccaneers bringing in some veteran competition for Aguayo this offseason in Nick Folk.
Jaycee Horn is expected to commit to one of three teams: South Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee. The Gamecocks are the consensus favorite on the 247Sports Crystal Ball for the No. 21 cornerback in the country. Bama’s Bama and thus can’t be counted out. Tennessee appeared out of the race but isn’t, so we’ll see where the chips fall.
Horn plays on defense, but he has hands that make it pretty clear he’s Joe’s son:
If Horn commits to South Carolina, he’ll be a key piece in what looks like a promising Will Muschamp rebuild. The Gamecocks’ 2017 class was only eighth in the SEC, but it was 21st in the country and included elite cornerback Jamyest Williams. The Cocks’ 2018 class has a headliner in four-star QB Dakereon Joyner, and it’s currently 24th nationally. They’re the favorite for elite defensive tackle Rick Sandidge, too.
The Gamecocks have a ways to go, but they’re collecting talent. Horn would be an excellent addition to their cause.