Rob Gronkowski: Patriots Fans Will See ‘Freak-A-Leak’ When I ‘Maybe’ Return

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski addressed the media at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Saturday, and while he largely avoided questions regarding his playing status, he did offer some potential hints.

According to NESN’s Doug Kyed, Gronk said that fans will see a “freak-a-leak” when he comes back. Then, in response to a follow-up question about whether he’ll return to play in 2018, Gronkowski said, “Maybe.”

Nonsense, rotten guesswork presented as fact. Castillo had played 10 seasons in the NL for the Marlins before playing two for the Twins in the AL. He was the Marlin who, in the 2003 NLCS, hit the infamous fly ball to spectator Steve Bartman — at Wrigley Field.

Following the signing of LeGarrette Blount in free agency, which alleviated Detroit’s immediate need at the position, Quinn said he doesn’t feel pressure to further bolster the position through the draft.

“If we had to go play a football game today, I think we have enough running backs to be competitive,” Quinn said during a Thursday press conference.

The comments are reminiscent of Quinn’s reaction immediately following last year’s draft, when he professed confidence in the group he had after failing to select a back with one of the team’s nine choices. The Lions went on to finish last in the NFL in rushing last season, churning out a paltry 76.3 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry.

But even though he didn’t declare drafting a back as an objective next week, Quinn also isn’t ruling it out. He’s simply stating the team is able to stick to its board without reaching to fill a perceived need.

Wade delivered a throwback 28-point performance in 26 minutes off the bench to propel the Heat to a 113-103 win and snap the Sixers’ 17-game win streak.

“A lot of people think that if you do decide to go out it’s because you weren’t supposed to be able to play no more. It’s not always supposed to be that,” Wade told ESPN after the game.

T.Y. Hilton starting over in his seventh season

It seems like only yesterday that T.Y. Hilton arrived in Indianapolis as a third-round pick. But it’s been six years, 431 catches, 6,827 yards and 34 touchdowns since Hilton made his debut.
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Only kicker Adam Vinatieri and left tackle Anthony Castonzo have played longer among Colts players. Hilton has seen players and coaches come and go.

Elite Tyeler Davison Jersey The Colts fired coach Chuck Pagano after the season. They are starting over with new coach Frank Reich, a change Hilton agreed was necessary.

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St. Louis put runners on second and third with two out in the sixth, but Carl Edwards Jr. struck out Randal Grichuk to end the inning. Brian Duensing fanned Carpenter with the bases loaded for the final out of the eighth, punctuating the big pitch with an emphatic fist pump.

Chicago played without catcher Willson Contreras, who served a one-game suspension for his confrontation with umpire Jordan Baker in the fifth inning of Friday’s 8-2 win in the series opener. Contreras was originally suspended for two games, but the punishment was reduced after he appealed.

Last year the Patriots traded away their first- and second-round picks, but they had two third-round picks. The two players they selected, defensive end Derek Rivers and offensive tackle Antonio Garcia, both missed the entire 2017 season, Rivers with a torn ACL and Garcia with blood clots. Both players are expected to be healthy and ready to go in 2018.

That means the Patriots essentially are adding two first-round picks, two second-round picks and three third-round picks to a team that was already good enough to go to the Super Bowl. With seven talented first-year players, there’s every reason to think the Patriots can be a more talented team this year.

Raptors guard Fred VanVleet returned after sitting out Game 1 because of a bruised right shoulder, but looked rusty in three minutes of action at the start of the second quarter, airballing a shot and mishandling a pass before being replaced by Lowry. VanVleet did not play in the second half.

He was tentative, he was just too tentative, Casey said. I felt like we had to get him out and let him rest a little bit more. He just wasn’t ready.

Toronto set a team playoff record with 44 points in the first quarter, including 13 from DeRozan, and led 44-27 after one. All five starters made at least one 3-pointer as the Raptors shot 7 for 13 from long range.

Stanley Cup chase starts tonight

Yes, this is a football destination. But when the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, we make a little room for some hockey chatter, specifically on PFT Live.
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NBC’s Eddie Olczyk joined the show on Wednesday for a preview of the NHL postseason, which launches tonight on NBCSN and CNBC with the Flyers and Penguins headlining the early games and the first ever Logan Thomas Youth jersey playoff game for the Vegas Golden Knights, who face the L.A. Kings, finishing the night.

Olczyk also shares details regarding his recovery from colon cancer, which provides hope and inspiration for others suffering from the disease 鈥?and which underscores the importance of screening procedures for what is a preventable form of cancer.

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (1-0) has a 2.70 ERA in three starts this season. He is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three career starts against Atlanta.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-1) has a 2.93 ERA in three starts this season. He is 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA in seven career starts and one relief appearance against the Phillies.

Restricted free agents have until Friday to sign offer sheets with other clubs. With offseason programs open around the league, it seems more likely than not that most players in that position will be making the same decision as Easton in the coming days.

We have to take a singular approach, and focus on the first shift, first period, coach Randy Carlyle said Tuesday.

A key to staying focused would be forgetting how Anaheim has gotten to this point — especially after a game in which it set a club record for most goals allowed in a playoff game.

You can’t think about that game anymore, defenseman Hampus Lindholm told the Ducks’ official website. That’s in the past now. We just have to go out there for the fourth game. It’s going to be a do-or-die game for us. We’re going to compete as hard as we can.
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Lindholm is one of three goal-scorers in the series, along with Rickard Rakell and Jakob Silfverberg. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim’s all-time playoff scoring leader with 120 points, has just two assists.

Calvert scores in OT, Blue Jackets up 2-0 on Caps in series

Sergei Bobrovsky looked as poised facing 58 shots as he did before the game when he calmly walked down the hallway in a buttoned-up beige trenchcoat.
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On the ice, Bobrovsky stood out even more. The goaltender with a history of playoff struggles looked like his two-time Vezina Trophy-winning self in making 54 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Sunday night on Matt Calvert’s overtime winner to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

Columbus appears ready for anything against an experienced opponent with a history of playoff disappointments that has now blown two-goal leads in consecutive games. Just like in Game 1 when charging and tripping calls on Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky cost the Capitals, they were done in by penalties on Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly that led to goals by Cam Atkinson and Zach Werenski.

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The school said Boren had discomfort and dizziness and was transported to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where tests determined that he had a stroke. He had dinner with his family in the evening.

He is alert and is communicating with family and his excellent team of medical professionals at OU Medical Center, the news release said. President and Mrs. Boren deeply appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received.

It was a scary moment for fans, many of whom weren’t immediately sure what was happening. After Boren was removed from the immediate area Authentic Josh Hill Jersey near the statue, a concerned Castiglione proceeded.

Everyone’s enthusiastically behind this and in support of this, Goodell said. We understand that the players still are. 鈥?They haven’t yet seen all the data that we have and they haven’t seen exactly how we’re going to approach this. But I’m confident in the next few months, we’ll be able to do that. They’ll understand, and our game will be in a much better place for it.

Johnny Manziel has given plenty of interviews as he tries to rehab his image, but got close to taking a step back on Wednesday.

Speaking on the “Dan Patrick Show,” Manziel, 25, seemingly called out Browns brass for selecting him in the first round of the 2014 draft given a suspect work ethic.

“If Cleveland did any of their homework, they would have known I wasn’t a guy who came in every day and watched film,” the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner said. “I wasn’t a guy who really knew the X’s and O’s of football.”

Which teams will land the best prospects in the 2018 NBA draft? Jonathan Givony breaks down the new picks in both rounds.

Arnovitz: The Houston Rockets could potentially average 1 million points per game against the Timberwolves, which means James Harden will post some gaudy numbers as he steps back, changes speeds and generally decimates the Wolves’ fragile defense.

The defensive line has gone from a strength to a weakness for the Jets. Beyond Leonard Williams, they don’t have anyone who is a long-term starter. Anyone they draft at this spot in the middle or late rounds will be a project they hope can develop into a starter, but they need to restock the cupboard here.

John Abraham was the last elite edge rusher this team had. Sam Darnold got all the attention at USC’s Pro Day, but the Jets also had their eye on edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu, who could be a third-round target for them.

Portland got a ton of mileage in the regular season out of having Aminu and Nurkic improvise double picks for Lillard just as they all cross the half-court line. We saw that only a few times in Game 1.

Mars, who represents five other former Ole Miss players who are transferring, added: “I could be wrong, by my interpretation of the message that Ole Miss sent back to the NCAA this morning is, ‘We’re done fighting. Just grant Shea a waiver and get this over with.'”

The NCAA ruled in December that Ole Miss football had shown a lack of institutional control. Ole Miss previously self-imposed a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season, but the NCAA added another year to that postseason ban, among other penalties.jets_001

Bryant is not the only one with his own signature special.

If Kobe Bryant wanted to, he could be one of the lead analysts on ABC/ESPN or Turner. His status as an all-time great and his distinctive personality make him the type of ex-player who is a no-brainer for networks to call, but Bryant doesn’t want to be in a studio or on games.
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Zero, Bryant said when asked about his level of interest in one day being a regular analyst.

Instead, Bryant is building off his Academy Award for best animated short in Dear Basketball by producing and hosting a new show on ESPN’s offshoot service, ESPN+. The show is called Detail and will feature Bryant breaking down film to a minute level.

I love what I’m doing now, Bryant said of Kobe Inc., which includes Kobe Studios. I love coming to the office writing, editing, creating. Building a studio is no small task. It’s all encompassing. I just don’t have the time to sit at a studio [TV desk] and do that.

Alex Rodriguez will also produce some unspecified programs for ESPN, but Rodriguez’s shows will not be on the burgeoning ESPN+, but on regular ESPN.

Ware also contends that cheerleading coaches mocked her after it was learned that she was a virgin and that she planned on waiting for marriage to have sex, The New York Times reported. When confronted by Grogan, Ware allegedly told her coach she only shared the information when she was asked.

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Ware said she went to the team’s human resources department in 2016 to complain, but the ridicule and harassment continued.
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The 2018 draft class is fascinating for a number of reasons.

As many as five quarterbacks could go in the first round, and there’s a surplus of talent at other positions. With question marks attached to all those quarterbacks, there’s a race for the title of best player in the draft outside the game’s most important position.聽
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Once the Broncos go on the clock, Elway will have a decision to make that could impact the franchise for years.

Bryant took to Twitter to comment on his release:

Per Spotrac, Bryant was set to have a cap hit of $16.5 million for each of the next two seasons.
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I started hearing something in his voice. His voice just sounded off … but I thought, ‘He’s in a home. They drug test. It’s the safest because, if he were using, then they would know,’ Lisa says.

This didn’t stop the Texans from setting up a private workout with Jackson, a curious move by both team and player given the presence of Deshaun Watson and the absence of a first- or second-round pick. But if other teams are having a hard time getting in touch with Jackson, that necessarily means he’s missing opportunities to make his case to be picked. Given his willingness to work out for the Texans, it’s safe to say he’s not being all that picky.

As a result, his Pro Day throwing session could be the last thing plenty of Richard Rodgers Jersey interested teams see from him. Which, given a so-so showing at the Scouting Combine, potentially raises the stakes.

Ryan Delaire works out for Cowboys

Defensive end Ryan Delaire didn’t play in the NFL at all during the 2017 season, but he’s trying to get his career going again in 2018.
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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Delaire worked out for the Cowboys on Friday.
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I think it just shows who I am, Kerr said of his back-and-forth remarks. I’m just all over the map: You guys are good. No, you stink! No, you’re good! It’s been that kind of year for all of us.

It was disappointing tonight, but one game doesn’t define our season, coach Peter DeBoer said. I think if someone told me a month ago that we’d have 100 points, I would have taken that, regardless if we had home-ice or who we were playing or not.

Mikael Granlund scored the tiebreaking goal 28 seconds before Zucker got his first and Jonas Brodin and Matt Cullen also scored for the Wild. Staal added an empty-net goal to tie Marian Gaborik’s franchise record for goals in a season with 42.

Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves. Minnesota finished the season with 101 points, going over the 100-point mark for the second straight season and fourth time in franchise history.

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Delaire was waived by the Panthers with a failed physical designation last summer. He had two stints on injured reserve during the 2016 season because of a knee injury that required him to have offseason surgery. He played 15 games for the Panthers overall between 2015 and 2016 with 14 tackles and 3.5 sacks in the process.

Rapoport adds that Delaire spoke to the Eagles about signing in December, but didn’t pass a physical with the team.

Kareem Hunt has gained respect he didn’t get this time a year ago

It was a disappointing development; she and Jamie had grown closer when she became a freshman at Michigan State during Jamie’s senior year.

Normally big-hearted and loving, Jamie developed a nasty streak.

One problem: Allen has a 52-75-1 record in Washington, a winning percentage of .410. If that’s the way team presidents are judged, how has Allen kept his job so long?

Ultimately, Allen is more responsible for Washington’s record than Cousins is. If team presidents are judged by winning and losing, maybe Cousins isn’t the only one who needed to be replaced.

Lisa had heard of an intensive in-patient treatment center in Palm Beach County, Florida. At age 22, Jamie boarded a plane to South Florida to try to finally get clean.

Palm Beach County is home to hundreds of drug treatment centers. Addicts like Jamie, drawn by the resortlike weather and the promise of recovery, flock to the coastal community. Three-quarters of those in the county’s private treatment facilities come from out of state. It’s rightfully called the recovery capital of America.

“The style should feel similar but there’ll definitely be some wrinkles,” Quinn said, via Will McFadden of the team website. “Style meaning the way we want to run the ball, the way we want to come off the ball. At the end of it, can we execute better? They’ll be some new wrinkles for sure. We’re not doing triple option or anything with Matt Ryan. But there will definitely be some new parts of the offense this year. How do we feature the running backs, how do we feature the guys in different ways?”

The Falcons ranked second in total offense (415.8) and first in scoring (33.8) in 2016 when Ryan won NFL MVP. In 2017, they fell to eighth in total offense (364.8) and 15th in scoring (22.1) in first season under offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

“I guess there’s shock, which seems like a half an hour and it’s probably just seconds,” he explained. “And then he came in the house and he hugged me and he’s got that police vest on him, so you never forget that feeling. And then all I could think of was: ‘How am I going to tell his sister? And how am I going to tell his mother?'”flames_001

James, Love lead Cavs past Knicks to 50th win, Central title

LeBron James used to downplay winning division titles.
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Not this time. Not after what these Cleveland Cavaliers have been through this season.

This one is worth appreciating.
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It’s been it feels like a number of seasons within the season, but it’s also gone by pretty fast, Love said. I know I was injured for a number of games, but it still feels like it was a little bit of a blur, so we got one more left at home and as we always say the real things starts.

J.R. Smith and Jordan Clarkson added 16 points apiece for the Cavaliers, who made 19 3-pointers and won for the ninth straight time at Madison Square Garden.

Wearing black sneakers that read I’m on the left shoe and King on the right, James also had six rebounds and a few of his usual powerful dunks, including one where he broke in with a head of speed and Michael Beasley appeared in position to stop him before seeking safety and running by him out of the way .
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The Giants wide receiver is entering the fifth and final year of his deal with New York and has made it clear he wants a new contract 鈥?one that will make him one of the highest paid players in the NFL.

NFL Media reported early Monday that Beckham would not play unless he receives his long-term deal, inciting a slew of questions for Giants executives.

New general manager Dave Gettleman, being the gruff personality he’s known, acknowledged the report at the annual Womens Seattle Mariners Jersey NFL owner’s meeting by saying, Yeah, I can read. I got nothing to say.

I do hope Odell is with the Giants for the 2018 season. I would like that very much, Tisch said (via Odell’s contract will be negotiated at the appropriate time. At the moment, conversations between Dave Gettleman and Odell’s representatives are at the earliest, most premature stages.

Co-owner John Mara said the team would listen to trade offers for Beckham, but it seems unlikely a team would step forward with a deal worth of Beckham’s play-making ability.