Eagles QB Carson Wentz feared to have torn ACL

He came up limping after absorbing multiple hits on a touchdown run that was negated by a holding penalty. Wentz stayed in the game for the remainder of the drive, which he capped with a fourth-down touchdown throw to Alshon Jeffery that gave the Eagles the lead.

Following the series, Wentz went to the trainers tent to be evaluated, and he was taken indoors a short time later.

Nick Foles immediately began practicing snaps with center Jason Kelce on the sideline in anticipation of going in.

“We got the win for him. We’re going to move on and whatever happens, happens. Next man up mentality,” Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said afterward. “That’s been the story of us this entire season. We’re not going to miss a beat at all and we’re just going to keep this thing rolling.”

Wentz passed for four touchdowns. He passed Sonny Jurgensen for the most touchdowns in a single season (33) in franchise history, a record that had stood since 1961.

“He was the first person greeting everyone in the locker room on the way in,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “I don’t know what to tell a man in that situation; I just told him I loved him as a teammate, loved him as a friend, obviously everyone is feeling for him.”

Greg Schiano would have earned $27.7 million in a proposed deal of six-plus years with Tennessee before the deal fell apart because of uproar from fans and on social media.

The school on Monday released a copy of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between John Currie, who has since been replaced by Phillip Fulmer as athletic director, and Schiano.

ESPN had reported last month that the MOU was never signed by Chancellor Beverly Davenport, which was likely to lead to a battle over whether Tennessee owed Schiano any money.orioles_018

He finished 38th and 20th in his first two Martinsville races and then 12th last October.

Los Angelenos with a laid-back reputation were on their feet for two-strike counts against Astros batters, a wave in Pantone 294 — also known as Dodger blue.

“We feed off the crowd, for sure,” Taylor said. “We feel we have a huge home-field advantage.”

Yuli Gurriel, who made a racist gesture toward Darvish in Game 3, was booed loudly during introductions and each time he batted, and Hill stepped off the rubber to allow the crowd extra time to jeer.

So the Jackets are winning without every gear turning in the same direction. Tortorella is already Tortsing all over this team, demoting goals leader Sonny Milano to the fourth line during a drought and stripping Brandon Dubinsky of his alternate captaincy in an effort to get him going. Yes, this is a bit like giving a thoroughbred the whip after the first quarter turn, but this is what Tortorella does.

He finished 38th and 20th in his first two Martinsville races and then 12th last October. In April, he finished third.

“He did a great job,” crew chief Alan Gustafson said. “This is a tough track for us to start. His rookie year, he didn’t have much success and ran good in the spring.

“The test was terrible for us two weeks ago. Just terrible. We took a different car, we did a lot of work, and he did a lot of work and came back and obviously had a car that could win.”

Gustafson said he expects drivers to have contact for the lead. Then they’ll try to get back on track Wednesday, when they host the Indiana Pacers, another supposed Eastern Conference cellar dweller that might not be an easy out, considering the way the Pacers upset the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. Whatever happens against the Pacers, the Cavs have put themselves behind the eight ball.ducks-009

That’ll leave a playoff-level roster with a lot of money still left to spare looking for a quarterback.

With the 49ers out of the way, this seems like the new match made in heaven for Cousins.

Salary cap space isn’t great in Arizona and it’s part of the reason the team lost important players like Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson in free agency. But the Cardinals would have a lot more room to work with if Carson Palmer retires after the year, nullifying his $20.625 million cap hit.

But, Jarrett Jack hit a long jumper and Lee added two free throws and the Knicks were able to hold on down the stretch.

“Fourth quarter, too many mental breakdowns. Lack of discipline to give Tim Hardaway Jr. three straights 3’s and he was the one guy we were supposed to be running off the line,” said Nuggets’ Head Coach Mike Malone. “So, just poor game awareness.”

They are, however, 0-2 at home this season, falling to Boston and Houston despite holding second-half leads.

Rookie guard/forward Ben Simmons generated 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to lead seven players in double figures in Monday’s rematch with the Rockets. Center Joel Embiid finished with 22 points, nine boards and five assists.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Dario Saric added season highs of 17 and 14 points, respectively, but the Sixers committed 21 turnovers and saw the Rockets cut a 14-point third-quarter deficit to one with 3:06 left in the game.

With both teams skating 4-on-4 in the third period thanks to penalties on Calvert and Brad Marchand, Torey Krug caught Bobrovsky moving side to side and made it 3-2 at 10:26. Assists went to Kevan Miller and Pastrnak.
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Jets upset, baffled after replay review negates TD in game vs. Patriots

The New York Jets were upset and baffled by an apparent touchdown that turned into a fumble and a touchback following a replay review in their 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

It’s ongoing, it’s not going to be a resolution overnight, Butler said. Obviously these are issues important to the players. That’s what we talked about and some things going forward.

Butler saw the meeting as a good step.

The NBA viewership story is an interesting one. The league’s national average audience across ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT was down six percent last year during the regular season, per Sports Business Daily. TNT had its lowest regular-season average since 2007-08, with an average of 1.54 million. ABC posted its lowest regular-season viewership season (3.3 million viewers) since 2007-08. ESPN games (1.565 million average) were down five percent from the previous year (1.652 million). NBA TV was also down from 2015-16 (312,000, from 345,000). The NBA’s local TV ratings fell 14% during the 2016-17 regular season, per Sports Business Daily.

Minnesota will have to make some tough decisions regarding its quarterback depth chart. But if Keenum begins to struggle and Bradford never returns to full health, Vikings fans could potentially see Bridgewater lead the charge this season.

Ok, that’s a little much. Rodeo was a big part of his youth in Bellville, Texas, however, as it showed Sanders how far people would go for the love of competition. That love propelled him through youth football, his career as a high school standout, and four successful years with the Mustangs all the way to the NFL. This is the story of that journey, and the people along it who helped Sanders become the incredible athlete he is today.
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Both teams are tied for fourth in fewest points allowed at 17.5 per game.

Maybe this is too low. Sam Bradford looked great in Week 1, and since he got hurt Case Keenum has stepped in and actually played pretty well. Keenum’s 65.5 QBR is fifth best in the league, and he ranks a surprising eighth in yards per attempt (7.6). Add in the possible second-half return of Teddy Bridgewater from injury, and the Vikings appear to have some depth at a position where almost everyone lacks it. But the low mark is because of the future, which is a total unknown. Bradford and Bridgewater are both eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season. Both are major health question marks. The Vikings have no idea who’ll be their quarterback in 2018, and honestly they don’t even really know who’ll be available to play the position for them in the second half of this season. Too much mystery here to have any confidence.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford enjoys seeing Newton at his best, except when he’s facing the Lions.

He’s fun to watch, right? Stafford said. The guy’s an MVP, a big-time player.

Stafford is a big-time player in his own right. He’s off to a strong start, throwing seven touchdown passes and just one interception.

Detroit (3-1) is a half-yard shy of being the only undefeated team in the NFC. The Lions lost their last home game when, upon an officials’ review, Golden Tate was ruled just short of the goal line in the closing seconds against Atlanta. The game ended on that play, because a 10-second runoff was required after the review because the Lions didn’t have any timeouts left.

The Lions bounced back from that gut-wrenching defeat by topping Minnesota 14-7 on the road.

Turnovers have been a major factor in Detroit’s quick start. It leads the league with a plus-9 in that category. The Lions’ 11 takeaways are tied for the league lead.vikings_087

NFL overtime rules 2017: What changes were made for this season?

The NFL is seemingly on a never-ending quest to fix overtime, tweaking and revamping the rules every so often in an attempt to please everybody. After two games ended in ties last year, it seemed inevitable that we’d see another rule change, and the league delivered.

Starting in the 2017 season, overtime periods are now just 10 minutes long, compared to the normal 15-minute quarters in regulation. The main reason for Tim Williams Womens Jersey this, at least according to the competition committee, was to reduce game times for the players’ safety.

The new rules didn’t come into play in Week 1 with all Authentic Clark Gillies Jersey 15 games ending in regulation, but got their first run in Week 2 when the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts needed extra time to break a 13-13 tie.

“It’s tough for something like that to just happen,” Olsen said after the game. “Obviously it sucks, but I’ve been very lucky in my career to not get injured a lot. This is something that obviously will take a little bit of time, but sometimes that’s just a part the game.”

Why does this injury matter?

The Panthers are going to miss Olsen’s presence on the field. Olsen, a three-time Pro Bowler, is Cam Newton’s go-to target on third down and in the red zone. He can line up in the slot, out wide, and line up along the offensive line to block. Olsen is an all-around tight end who can do anything on the field.

Now, the Panthers will have to depend on Ed Dickson to step in for Olsen. Dickson, 30, isn’t a prolific tight end like Olsen, but he can occasionally make plays in the passing game and block. Dickson has 150 catches, 1,574 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns in his career.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera thinks that Dickson can help fill the void:

Rivera says that in Olsen’s absence, one of the worst things offense could do would be to try to change up everything. Has faith in Dickson.

Adam Gase: Dolphins getting ready for game until told not to

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Tuesday he’s awaiting a decision from the NFL as to whether his team’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be moved to another city or a day earlier this week because of Hurricane Irma.

Our final tier, quite simply, comprises those teams that have the best shot at winning with top-10 units on both sides of the ball. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it includes the two Super Bowl favorites and six of the nine teams with the best Super Bowl odds.

This file will be updated regularly from now through the start of the season, so you’ll have the latest info and analysis no matter when you draft — and we’ll keep adding new Insider content as it becomes available. (Most recent update: Sept. 1)

The Seahawks were Nike’s marquee team when the company took over the NFL’s uniform contract in 2012 (though the seemingly radical makeover the team received at the time feels rather tame by today’s standards), so it’s no surprise that Seattle has upgraded to Nike’s new template. In addition to swatting the Flywire, the new look allows the two side stripes to extend farther toward the center of the jersey.

One final Rams note: Newly acquired wideout Sammy Watkins has been wearing No. 2 during preseason games. That’s kosher in August, when the NFL relaxes its numbering requirements because of the large roster sizes, but Watkins will have to switch to something in the standard wide receiver numeral ranges — 10 through 19 and 80 through 89 — once the regular season starts.angels_024

The NBA is changing its schedule so superstars won’t rest during primetime games

Womens Otis Sistrunk Jersey The NBA has adjusted its schedule for the 2017-18 season in an effort to prevent key players from resting during regular season games, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The schedule changes should also help players maintain their health.
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This was a big area of concern in the league last season, especially after the Warriors rested Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala against the Spurs in a nationally televised game in March. The Cavaliers did the same thing the very next week with Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love against the Clippers.

The schedule is set to expand by one week, pushing the start date earlier into October to allow more time off between games, according to Windhorst. That gives the league more room to space games out.

This new schedule emphasis is building off of the NBA’s growing problem with teams resting players, which makes sense from a basketball perspective but damages the business side. The NBA’s hope is that they can create a schedule that has enough built-in rest that star players that make the money in this league rarely need to sit outside of injuries. That’s why the NBA is expected to introduce rules that limit rest for star players this year.

Back in 2012, the San Antonio Spurs were fined $250,000 for resting players and doing so blatantly. Things have changed since then, and the NBA stopped policing it like that. Now the issue has finally hit a head, and hopefully the league’s new schedule can help compensate for that.

James Jones retires, joins Suns front office

James Jones played for five NBA teams over his 14-year career and was part of three championship squads.

Jones announced his retirement on Wednesday and will join the Suns as the team’s new vice president of basketball operations. Jones earned the nickname “Champ” while helping the Heat win NBA titles in 2012 and 2013. He joined the Cavaliers in 2014 and helped Cleveland win the NBA Finals in 2016 as the Cavs reached the Finals in three straight seasons.

Jones was a second-round pick of the Pacers in 2003 and played for the Suns from 2005-07. Suns owner Robert Sarver said during Wednesday’s introductory press conference that Jones is “intimately familiar with what it takes to win a championship.”

The Spurs adding Irving would be dangerous, but it seems unlikely the Cavs would be willing to send their star player to one of the strongest teams in the league. And if Irving’s reasoning for getting out of Cleveland is that he wants to be the focal point, then why would he go to San Antonio? He’d be overshadowed by Kawhi Leonard.

And similar to the Heat, what could San Antonio give Cleveland to make the trade worth it? Leonard is out of the question, and most of the other players are great because they buy into Popovich’s system. Irving to the Spurs just seems unlikely for a number of reasons.

This is probably the most intriguing destination. It’d be awkward for Jeff Teague, who just signed with Minnesota in the offseason, so he’d probably be involved in the trade somehow. But adding Irving to a roster that already has Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns is an exciting thought.

But, it’d be difficult to make this trade happen without giving up one of those three. Even if it doesn’t happen, the fact Minnesota is even considered by Irving is a big move for the franchise. Instead of being an afterthought, players actually want to play for the Timberwolves. dolphins_002

Gordon Hayward cares not for Giannis Antetokounmpo, dunks all over him

The Bucks have a player named Giannis Antetokounmpo. You may have heard of him. He has really long arms and is really good at playing basketball.

Gordon Hayward doesn’t care. Gordon Hayward does what he wants.

While Antetokounmpo is the one who has dazzled with some great rim-rockers this season, the Jazz forward Hayward decided to put Antetokounmpo on a poster of his own.

The best part of the video is probably Hayward pulling a Derek Zoolander and delivering the icy, Blue Steel gaze at Antetokounmpo after the finish.

The Jazz and Hayward are becoming an increasingly fun team to watch, and that dunk helped secure a 109-95 Utah victory over Milwaukee.

The closest we’ve come to seeing Durant in that role was during his MVP season when he went through a 26-game stretch without Westbrook. His numbers in those games: 35.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game on 52.7 percent shooting from the field and 39.9 percent from the 3-point line. To put it into perspective how ridiculous that is, the only player in NBA history who has averaged 30.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists while shooting 50 percent from the field over the course of a season is Michael Jordan.

It isn’t crazy to think Durant would’ve joined Jordan as the only players to put up those numbers if he was in the same situation as Harden. It’s not the triple-double Westbrook and James would likely average, but it’s equally as impressive.
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