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He has played 28 games in three seasons, making nine catches for 94 yards.

It’s self-evidently a very big year. Contract year, this and that, Swaim said. It’s really just a chance for me to see what I can make of myself. That’s pretty much how I look at it. I really don’t look too far ahead in the future, and I mean that sincerely. I’m a pretty simple dude. I try to think of just what can I do now and what’s relevant right now. Everything else doesn’t matter.

Fortunately, his teammate Davante Adams said shortly afterward that Matthews was OK.

I wanted to let everybody know Clay is all right, Adams said. He’s got a little boo-boo on his nose, but he’ll be all right. He’s a tough guy.

NFL teams are always concerned any time a player does anything off the field that could result in injury, but a charity softball game is usually a low-impact sporting event. Matthews was unlucky to get hit in the face, but lucky not to have anything more than a little boo-boo.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Matthews is believed to have a broken nose and is being treated at an emergency room.

Gregorius took over at the position for Jeter in 2015, following Jeter’s retirement the previous year. Jeter is now a Marlins owner.

Gregorius has come back to life lately. In his last 12 games, he’s hitting.295, or 13-for-44.

Judge is good (health wise), manager Aaron Boone said. Obviously I was really relieved that he was good to go (Saturday) and obviously (he hit) the big home run. I just decided after the game that with the off day (Monday) that I wanted to give him a couple (days off). He fought me a little bit on it… but I wanted to play the long game a little bit.

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New York Giants offensive lineman Jon Halapio Jersey never believed his NFL dream was officially over.

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So three years ago, back home in his native St. Petersburg, Fla., after being released for the third time in two seasons, Halapio sent out resumes for a bunch of different jobs.

Perhaps the longest of long shots to not only get another NFL chance, but make the most of it, Halapio spent the latest OTA (offseason team activity) practice at center with the first-team offense led by Eli Manning, paving the way on the ground for Saquon Barkley and in the middle of a remade offensive line that will be key if the Giants are to rebound from the 3-13 debacle of last season.

Like I say,Johnson said Saturday at the free football camp he hosts annually in the Detroit area, it just took them seven years to figure out what we knew on Day 1.

Johnson helped bring the NFL’s process of the catchrule to light on the first Sunday of Michael Palardy Jersey the 2010 season when he appeared to catch a game-winning touchdown pass from Shaun Hill with 24 seconds to play.

Johnson leaped high over Bears cornerback Zack Bowman in the right corner of the end zone, caught the ball with both hands, landed with one foot on the ground, then the other, but lost control of the ball when his right hand hit the ground and he sprung to his feet in celebration.

The side judge on the field initially signaled touchdown, but officials conferred and ruled that Johnson did not complete the process of the catch.

The call was upheld on replay, and the Lions lost the game, 19-14.

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The Eagles are ready to move on after being uninvited to the traditional White House visit to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson spoke about the controversy for the first time Wednesday during a press conference before Womens Victor Rask Jersey the Eagles started OTA practice, but he wasn’t willing to say all that much.

This is going to be a blanket statement, and then Cyrus Jones Youth Jersey I’m not going to discuss it further, Pederson told reporters, per USA Today. I was looking forward to going down. We did something last season that was very special. It was a milestone for our city of Philadelphia, our organization, and I was looking forward to going down and being recognized as world champions. It is what it is.

As Seattle goes away from the zone blocking scheme, it gives 2016 first-rounder Germain Ifedi another crack at right tackle and a chance to prove he’s not a bust. George Fant and Isaiah Battle are fighting to be next man up outside. Rees Odhiambo, the 2016 third-rounder who has not yet worked out at tackle, either, should become the top swing backup inside.

By establishing early continuity with the personnel while mixing up the scheme, the Seahawks are trying to be respectable on the line. That won’t happen unless Pocic and Ifedi both take developmental leaps.

Hoskins, wearing a helmet with protective flaps over both cheeks, put the Phillies ahead 3-2 with a third-inning homer his first long ball since fouling a ball off into his face on May 28 at Los Angeles. Hoskins pinch hit the following night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, then missed nine games seven of them Phillies losses.

It was clear that his presence in the lineup was felt, manager Gabe Kapler said.

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The charges against Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk stemming from a February incident in Arizona were dismissed Wednesday by the Scottsdale City (Ariz.) Attorney’s Office.
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Kirk was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and property damage on Feb. 3. Kirk was seen throwing rocks at cars with a friend while attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale earlier this year, according to the Scottsdale police.

And to do it in his hometown, Savage says, was really special.But when we talked the other night, Savage talked about where his heart is, and where it’s been since then-Cleveland coach Bill Belichick suggested that he move over to the scouting side—while he was assigned pre-draft work in early 1994—after spending the 1993 season as a low-level assistant coach. A lot of the satisfaction he got from running the Senior Bowl was in finding the same kinds of players he spent 19 years trying to find for NFL teams.

According to Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos, one of the 32 team owners testified under oath that he opted against signing the embattled quarterback after Trump began blasting the protests, which were started by Kaepernick in 2016 as a way to raise awareness about inequality and police brutality against minorities.

Trump frequently has been critical of players who have protested during the anthem, so it would appear a tough spot for the younger Johnson while balancing business, politics and family. But Claude Giroux Jersey Christopher Johnson immediately earned his players’ Aaron Gordon Youth Jersey respect last year when he went up to each one in the Jets’ locker room before the team’s home opener against Miami in September and asked if he could stand with them in unity.

Johnson, the players and the coaches stood — arms locked — on the sideline before every remaining game. Several players pointed to the owner’s actions as playing a large role in establishing cohesiveness on a team that stuck together despite a 5-11 record. But Johnson’s latest stance has become a polarizing issue with some Jets fans and even politicians saying the owner’s support of a player potentially protesting during the anthem is misguided.

Adam Silver talks anthem, sports betting, the Sixers and more in annual NBA Finals address

Speaking before Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Commissioner Adam Silver said there have been no discussions with the National Basketball Players Association about changing the league’s policy regarding the national anthem, and said that the NFL is in a very different situation than the NBA when it comes to the rule.

In terms of the anthem policy, of course I’ve watched what the NFL has done, Silver said Thursday evening. I feel that they’re in a very different situation than the NBA is in. Of course, we’ve had a rule on our books that precedes David Stern. It was put in place by Larry O’Brien in the early ’80s.

From my standpoint, it’s been about respect — respect for the institution, respect for the fans, respect for the country that these players are playing in. In the case of the NBA, of course, 25 percent of our league is comprised of players who aren’t American. So it’s hard to say in the case of the NBA it’s about patriotism when a quarter of our players aren’t even American.

During the half-hour news conference, Silver also touched on a number of other issues, from the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meeting for a fourth straight time in the NBA Finals, to gambling, to the possibility of a hard cap.

But given the events of the past few days, it wasn’t surprising that one of the first answers Silver gave was to a question about the status of the investigation into the possible links between Twitter accounts and Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo, an investigation the team announced Wednesday after the accounts came to light in a story published by The Ringer on Tuesday night.

We’re trying to get it out of them to understand, ‘Hey, you might not be a 60-snap-a-game guy. You might be a 15 snap-per-game guy, do the best job in your role and how you can help us win.’

Guenther was one of Jon Gruden’s first hires after being brought back for a second stint as coach in Oakland back in January and immediately given a tough task.

The Raiders defense has consistently been one of the league’s worst the past 15 years under coordinators Chuck Bresnahan, Rob Ryan, John Marshall, Jason Tarver, Ken Norton Jr. and John Pagano.

Oakland ranks last in the NFL in takeaways and points allowed in that span, second worst in yards allowed per game and third worst in sacks as the unit has struggled consistently from the front seven to the secondary.

Namath estimates that he suffered five concussions.

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Peyton Manning could have taken a TV job this offseason, but that didn’t happen. Apparently he wants to keep having fun in retirement, which is good news for him, because he’s probably going to have some serious fun at the Memorial Tournament later this month. The golf tournament announced on Wednesday that Manning will be pairing up with Tiger Woods in Dublin, Ohio for the pro-am portion of the event on May 30.
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During an interview this week at the Cowboys’ annual Reliant Home Run Derby, Prescott revealed that he’s set a pretty lofty career goal for himself: He wants to be remembered as the best quarterback in Cowboys history. The subject came up on Wednesday after Prescott was asked if there’s any pressure that comes with potentially signing a huge contract after the 2018 season. I want to be the best I can, Prescott said, via the Dallas Morning News.

I want to be the best quarterback that the Cowboys ever had. So when I go in each and every day, it’s just about being the best player I can be. All that stuff comes when you play the game well. If Prescott wants to be the best quarterback in Cowboys history, he’s definitely going to have to win a few Super Bowls. The Cowboys have two Hall of Famers in Aikman and Staubach, who both won multiple Lombardi trophies during their career. There’s also Romo, who is the team’s career passing leader with 34,183 yards.

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That’s fine. Injuries happen and you’ll earn the chance. First, you have to prove you can play. From there, you can play a long time in this league. I took that to heart. It’s all about effort, it’s all about want-to.

Gregorius has been the Yankees’ everyday shortstop since taking over for Derek Jeter in 2015. He said he’s made it a point to create some kind of gesture with his double-play mate — a handshake or a dance move that’s unique to them, something over which they can bond.
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With Starlin Castro, whom the Yankees traded to the Marlins in the offseason, Gregorius would miss their top high five, hit their bottom five on the way back around and then they would leap in the air and bump hips. Gregorius said he did something similar with Tyler Wade.

I have something with everybody, Gregorius said.

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In an anticipated move, the Steelers on Wednesday announced they have placed the linebacker on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List.

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Ballard, though, believes the Colts already had talent on the roster and that new coach Frank Reich’s offensive system will lift players across the board. Indianapolis will be using a combination of a hurry-up offense with concepts Reich learned while serving as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl-champion Eagles.

Everyone thinks you have to have dominant wideouts, Ballard said. It’s great if you do, but you can have dominant (running) backs and two tight ends that play and create some mismatches and problems for the defense. I think you’ll see Frank and Nick (Sirianni, the Colts’ new offensive coordinator) do a lot of that this year.

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Although fellow rookies Moore and Valdes-Scantling will push him most, St. Brown, who was a playmaker at Notre Dame, can emerge in training camp as the best option after Davante Adams and Randall Cobb to help replace Jordy Nelson.

Browns’ Jarvis Landry thinks he’s best wide receiver in NFL

Jarvis Landry was not happy about being No. 52 on NFL Network’s Top 100 list, which is chosen by the players. He thinks he’s far better, especially at his position.

“I consider myself the best,” the Browns wide receiver told reporters Wednesday, via the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “I consider myself the most complete receiver.”

Landry led the NFL with 112 receptions in 2017 and has averaged 100 catches per year since coming into the NFL in 2014, despite catching passes from a slew of different quarterbacks with the Dolphins.

The good thing for Landry is it doesn’t matter where he stands on the Top 100 list. The Browns valued him highly which is why they signed him to a five-year, $75 million deal this offseason.

Here’s why. First off, to create the list, we started with more than 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries, then had ESPN’s director of analytics, Ben Alamar, rank them based on a formula that took into account three fame factors: endorsement dollars; Google Trend score, which measures how often a name is searched, using Cristiano Ronaldo’s score of 100 as a baseline (the higher the better); and social media following. (Since not all athletes are on every platform, we used only the number from their most popular account.)

Remember, this is a global ranking of fame. While hockey is an international sport, other sports have a much larger worldwide footprint. Thus, the most players on the World Fame 100 — including No. 1 Ronaldo — come from soccer, the biggest game in the world. Even though the NHL is the most popular league in Canada, that country’s population is minuscule compared with, say, India (more than 1.3 billion) — which helps explain why 10 cricket players from the Indian Premier League, which has a viewership of 316 million, made the top 100, while no NHL or Major League Baseball players did.ravens_128

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The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian defenseman Egor Yakovlev to a one-year, entry-level contract.
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General manager Ray Shero announced the move Monday.

Yakovlev has spent the past six seasons in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He had five goals and four assists in 35 games this past season with St. Petersburg.

But Morris made a long 3-pointer to stop the scoring drought, and soon hit another to cap an 8-2 run that made it a double-digit lead.

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Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights. They lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning four straight to become the first expansion team since the 1968 St. Louis Blues — when the six initial expansion teams were put alone in the West — to get to the final.

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Vegas will meet Tampa Bay or Washington in the final. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern final 3-2, with Game 6 set for Monday night in Washington.

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All those records and everything, it doesn’t mean anything if you’re not the last team standing, Vegas center Jonathan Marchessault said. I think we have a lot of gas left.

Josh Morrissey scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves.