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He faced a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance after allegedly spitting at a female officer. That charge was dropped last month, but he still faces three additional misdemeanor charges in the incident. Those charges include assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.

Jones has an extended “legal issues” section on his Wikipedia page, but the Bengals have been supportive of him through most of his career. Brown commented on the cornerback’s character last month.

“I see Adam Jones through my own eyes. I see different facets of his personality. I see him as a person who is energetic, lively, positive for the most part, exceptionally so. I know a little bit about his family, that weighs in my mind. I think back to when he had his little daughter and she was a premie. He used to drive up from practices at Georgetown every day after practice to look through the glass and see her where they kept the premie babies in the hospital and the lights went out, one after another in that group of little babies, they disappeared. His little girl managed to survive.

Now she has grown into a 5-year-old little girl. Wonderful little girl. Very pretty, very attractive, very energetic. To me, that is a story that registers. I would say this point blank: Am I looking to harm her? I’m not. It’s a bigger picture than one incident. And I get to be the one that sits in the chair to decide that. So I have chosen to decide it the way I am deciding it. I’m going to give him a chance. I hope it comes out right for him, for his family and for us. I know there are critics. I understand. But that is a full answer. And that’s what I have to say about it.”
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Lynch’s definition for the phrase fluctuates as well. From a 2014 profile by Kevin Fixler:

Beast Mode, it’s part of the lifestyle, he says later. It’s pretty much self-explanatory. It gets thrown around loosely, I mean, all over. It’s not set to one specific thing like we’re football players or basketball players. Just if you are in your everyday life and you feel like you just accomplished something big that you had going on, then that’s Beast Mode. It’s an accomplishment, that you put yourself through something to get something better out of it. I feel that that’s Beast Mode.
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The Indiana Pacers lost the opening game of their first-round series to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-108, after LeBron James double teamed to get the ball out of Paul Georges hands on the games final possession. George then passed the ball to C.J. Miles, who missed the potential game-winning shot.
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But in coming with the double, some felt James left Lance Stephenson open underneath the basket.

It would have been near impossible for George to squeeze that pass to Stephenson. You can argue he tried to, but then pivoted and threw the ball to Miles after James fully committed with the double.

By the time Stephenson had made himself a target, Kyrie Irving had come over to help and James was in Georges face.

That pass would have led to a turnover. George made the right decision dishing it to Miles.

Pavel Datsyuk wins title in return to Russia with SKA St. Petersburg

Datsyuk, a four-time NHL All-Star selection, left the Red Wings in June to return to his native Russia and the KHL, where he played during the NHL lockout during the 2012-13 season. He ranks sixth in Red Wings franchise history with 918 points, having scored 314 goals (ranked eighth) and tallied 604 assists (fifth) in 953 career games.

Isaiah Thomas remained with the Boston Celtics on Monday, and coach Brad Stevens said he expects that the All-Star guard will play Tuesday in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls before traveling to be with his family after the death of his sister.

Thomas scored 33 points in the Celtics’ playoff-opening loss Sunday, one day after 22-year-old Chyna Thomas died in a single-car accident on an interstate in their home state of Washington.
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“His plan, as of right now — and, again, subject to him changing if he wants — is that he’ll be here [Tuesday] night and then will go to Tacoma after,” Stevens said. “So either after the game [Tuesday] night or Wednesday morning.”

While the two Massachusetts natives had been planning their Boston Marathon appearance since last summer, they said the crowd’s cheers made it hard for them to carry on a conversation.

Begay suggested that Woods had lost his fast ball and that, like an aging pitcher, would have to rely more on finesse.

“His clubhead speed is still in the 118-120 mph [range], which is plenty for the modern game but he’s not going to reach that 125-plus that some of these guys can dig down and hit,” he added. “So he’s going to have to be more methodical and work his way around certain courses and just realize that where par might be 70 for him, on most courses it’s not going to be a 68 that he was used to for the better part of a decade.”

the Saints opened as 6-point favorites for the game

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The weather was supposed to be bad on Sunday, but I don’t think anyone realized how bad. That’s certainly the case for the Bears and Ravens and the 60,000 people who showed up to watch them. The Bears were already down 10-0 by the time the conditions got so unhinged that the game had to be postponed.

Unsurprisingly, all six of SB Nation’s experts are picking the Saints to win this one. Those experts include Ryan Van Bibber, Joel Thorman, Jason Chilton, Stephen White, David Fucillo and Matt Ufford.

Despite playing on the road, the Saints opened as 6-point favorites for the game. Since beating the 49ers, the Saints are even more significant favorites, with one book having them favored by as much as 10.5 points, according to OddsShark.

The Falcons will hit the road to take on the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 1. The Saints will take on the Seattle Seahawks the following day for Monday Night Football.

I do think we’re heading in the right direction.

The latest controversial penalty was on a hit by Ahmad Brooks of the San Francisco 49ers to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Mara defended that as the “proper call.”

“Is it more difficult for officials? Yes, I think it is and unfortunately these calls get scrutinized and replayed over and over again and it does increase the pressure on officials. I think those are thing we just have to live with because we do need to continue to try to make the game safer. That’s an obligation that all of us who are associated with the NFL have, and it’s something that I take very seriously being on the Competition Committee,” Mara said.

“Listen there are plenty of calls against my team that I don’t particularly like from time to time, but when you sit back at the end of the season and look at everything there are certain things that you just have to live with in order to make the game safer for the players. I think it’s well worth the effort that we’re putting into it.

“I do think we’re heading in the right direction. It’s not going to be without controversy, it’s not always going to be smooth sailing but if we can reduce the number of hits to the head and neck area and reduce the number of serious injuries then it’s all worthwhile.”

It is a fact of life in the MAC. The better you do, the faster you are looking for a new coach. You just hope to claim as many prizes as possible before he leaves.

Northern Illinois pulled this off a few years ago. The Huskies, two years removed from losing Jerry Kill to Minnesota, claimed an Orange Bowl berth before losing Dave Doeren to NC State. Bowling Green at least got conference titles out of Doeren (2017) and Dino Babers (2017) before losing them to Wake Forest and Syracuse, respectively.
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There’s one thing I’ll never forget about the 2014 Final Four. After the confetti rained and the nets got cut, UConn’s entire team gathered in a corner of the court to crane their necks up at the giant screen at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They were watching this:

The Tar Heels were 26-of-73 (35.6 percent) from the floor. They were an egregious 4-of-27 (14.8 percent) on three-pointers, including an 0-of-9 night from star Justin Jackson, who entered as a 38 percent shooter from deep. Their effective field goal percentage, a measurement of shooting that gives threes 50 percent more value than twos, was 38.4. This was, by that metric, the Heels’ second-worst shooting game of the year.

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Or two fewer than Gonzaga’s overqualified backup center, Zach Collins, had before fouling out late in the second half.

Before the game, I wrote about what a UNC win would probably look like. Two of my key points were that the Heels would need to crash the offensive glass and/or hope for a better shooting night than usual. Those things didn’t happen.

The Warriors have the perfect defense for Harden and the Rockets

Golden State doesn’t help on Harden on the perimeter — if he’s going to beat them from outside, the Warriors will live with that. What they do, however, is force him to make the right decision every time. The Beard hasn’t done that, and it’s hurt his team.

The results have spoken for themselves. In their three games against the Warriors, Houston has shot just 26-of-111, or 23 percent, from three-point range. The Rockets shoot 36 percent from downtown on the season, and that number spikes if you take away the duds against Golden State.

Houston shot just 5-of-31 from downtown on Tuesday. They sorely missed Ryan Anderson, another long-range sniper in the Rockets’ battalion who’s out two weeks with an ankle injury. When the Rockets aren’t splashing threes, Harden becomes less effective.

Houston won’t miss 84 percent of its threes again. They’re too confident and too talented of a group to break down now. But the Warriors have had their number.

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In March, the Cavs have given up at least 120 points five times (2-3 record) and have held opponents to fewer than 100 points twice (2-0). Cleveland wins when it defends well, but it is rare these days when Cleveland can defend well! They are ranked No. 22 in the league in defensive rating, worse than in 2017-15 (No. 20), when defense was a huge concern until the playoffs actually began.

That is the macro view. The micro view is just as ugly. Consider the guards Kyrie Irving might have to defend just to get the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals: DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry, Bradley Beal or John Wall, Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic or DION WAITERS. It’s a nightmare spring.