Eagles sign LaRoy Reynolds, waive Dominick Sanders

The Eagles signed linebacker LaRoy Reynolds, the team announced Tuesday. They waived safety Dominick Sanders in a corresponding move.

Reynolds, 26, saw action in nine games for the Falcons last season, making seven tackles.

Cross country, tennis, volleyball, golf, lacrosse and gymnastics were among the Rutgers women’s programs recognized, while baseball and men’s cross country were cited among men’s teams.

I continue to be amazed by the young men and women who represent Rutgers University and our athletic department with such grace, class and dedication, Rutgers athletics director Pat Hobbs said in a statement. For the second-straight year, we have a school record eight programs receive public recognition from the NCAA and we are incredibly proud of the that accomplishment.

APR is the NCAA statistic that measures academic performance within athletics by accounting for eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term.

APR scores are based on a 1,000-point scale. Each scholarship athlete can earn two points per semester toward his or her team’s score. One point is for being academically eligible at the end of a semester, and the other is for returning to school or graduating at the start of the next semester.

The Rockets have plenty of things to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals.

Tops on their list: limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3s and making things tougher on the Golden State Warriors — particularly Kevin Durant.

Kevin Durant and (Stephen) Curry, they’re good. So they’re going to make shots, Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. Our head can’t explode that they go one-on-one and make shots… you have to be able to absorb some of their greatness; at the same time, don’t make the mental errors that we did. That would accumulate for 15, 20 points, and that’s the difference in the game.

Some almost sounds like the Rockets will have to play almost perfect beat the Warriors. They wouldn’t go as far as to say that, but James Harden, who scored 41 in Game 1, did say that at this level the margin for error gets razor thin. ravens_152

Dolphins Hosting DT Terrell McClain For Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins are bringing in free agent DT Terrell McClain for a visit on Friday.

“As we have in the past, we have asked all of our media partners not to tip the picks,” said NFL spokesman Alex Riethmiller.

Although Allen played against smaller schools and had issues with completion percentage, his arm strength, size (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) and leadership skills won over the Bills. Their hope is he becomes the next Jim Kelly, a Hall of Famer from the renowned 1983 class that had six first-round quarterbacks.

“He can make all the throws and all that type of stuff,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said of Allen. “Certainly, as we know, no one’s perfect. If you take the right approach, the right attitude, you can get a chance to improve the right areas.”

The bartering wasn’t over. Arizona, also in a QB quandary, moved from 15th to 10th, trading with Oakland, for Rosen. Many NFL personnel people believe Rosen is the most ready to play next season. The Cardinals also signed former Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.

She felt like she was going to die or get beaten really bad, the police report reads, according to the gossip site.

Crowley and Manziel eventually made it back to her apartment, but the former Texas A&M star destroyed her phone as she was trying to FaceTime a friend, the report states. Then Crowley grabbed a knife, which got Manziel out of the apartment and her fleeing to a neighbor’s house.

Jones made sure to let Witten’s wife, Michele, know the diamonds were all real, too.

For the first time, all seven rounds will air on broadcast TV. With five star quarterbacks — Sam Darnold, Heisman Trophy winners Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen — likely to go in Thursday’s Round 1, this draft is poised to be the most-watched of all time. Besides, what would sports fans rather see on big Fox Thursday night? “Gotham?” “The Orville?” Or Round 1 of the NFL Draft? Please.tigers_052-115x115

NFL free agency rumors: Dez Bryant not expected to sign before draft

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is not expected to sign a contract before the NFL draft, according to a report from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.

Team-building doesn’t stop with the draft, and it won’t for one WR-needy team: Free agent WR Dez Bryant isn’t expected to sign prior to the draft — a rare big-name FA to sign in May. Will be interesting to see how it shakes out with the pass-catchers.

Rozier and Eric Bledsoe got tangled up with 9:33 left in the third quarter. Rozier bumped Bledsoe near the baseline. Bledsoe responded with a hard shove. They then got face-to-face and had to be separated.

Bledsoe was assessed a flagrant foul and Rozier was issued a technical foul.

It was the continuation of some off-court chiding between the pair.

Rozier called Bledsoe “Drew Bledsoe” when asked about him after Game 1. Bledsoe has since responded by saying “Who?” whenever he’s asked about Rozier.

“We’re looking forward to Game (6),” Bledsoe said. “It’s as simple as that.”

Alabama led all colleges with four first-round picks. That included Minkah Fitzpatrick (Dolphins, No. 11), Da’Ron Payne (Redskins, No. 13), Rashaan Evans (Titans, No. 22) and Calvin Ridley (Falcons, No. 26). Alabama also had four first-round picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Towns believes the experience of his first trip to the postseason will help him moving forward.

“We hadn’t been there in like 14 years so it was experience that needed to be garnered and we wanted to take that next step,” he said. “We came up short tonight but we’re very confident in ourselves leading up to next year.”

Andrew Wiggins scored the last four points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 85-74 entering the fourth quarter. The Rockets used a 7-2 spurt, highlighted by a 3 from Ryan Anderson, to start the fourth and make it 92-76 with 9 1/2 minutes left.
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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.
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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

Most football fans don’t know what a catch is. But we know what we like.

We like touchdowns. Big plays. Long bombs. Fades in the corner of the end zone. We like breathtaking deep passes when they are caught, when they are intercepted, even when they are batted away by an alert cornerback at the last second. We liked the Super Bowl (not everything is about you, Patriots fans) because it was full of highlight-reel plays, and those plays were not voided by forensic-video technicalities.

The Giants get out of the JPP contract after one year and $22.5 million, with $15 million in dead money hitting their cap in 2018. One of the arguments for the Giants making this move has been schematic. After firing everyone who had an office or a polo shirt in their facility this offseason, they revamped the coaching staff and brought in well-respected Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher, who plans to install a 3-4 front as the Giants’ base defense. It fits the talents of star nose tackle Damon Harrison, but appears to have created concerns about the fit of Pierre-Paul.

I’m not sure I buy those concerns. For one, hiring a defensive coordinator to install a 3-4 when you have $30 million per year invested in defensive ends (Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon) seems almost profoundly stupid. If the Giants thought either of their ends couldn’t play in a 3-4, they should have hired a different coordinator. Plenty of other 4-3 ends have made hay in a 3-4 too, including Chandler Jones after his move to Arizona.

It’s his decision, and he knows it. It wouldn’t be fair any other way. Brady has said previously that his wife would have me retire today if it were up to her. I would never in my life ever (attempt to convince him to retire), Bundchen said. I want him to be happy. Believe me, I’ve been with him when he’s losing. Try to be with him after you have lost (Super Bowls). I mean, I had my fair share, OK As long as he’s happy, he’s going to be a better father, he’s going to be a better husband, and I just want him to be happy. I do have my concerns, like anyone would. Brady will enter the 2018 season as the defending league MVP with revenge on his mind after losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles.

What might make more sense, though, would be to work a deal with the Broncos, who would presumably still be in the quarterback market even after signing Case Keenum. If Denver sent the fifth overall pick and a 2019 first-rounder and we valued that pick as the 16th selection, the Broncos would be sending 2,700 points of value on the Johnson chart for the second pick, again worth 2,600 points.
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Chiefs G.M. expects Dee Ford to remain with team this season

Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said he expects outside linebacker Dee Ford back with the team this season, via multiple tweets.

Ford underwent surgery on his back three months ago with an expected six-month rehab. It’s “highly unlikely” Ford would pass a physical, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports, but Veach indicated Ford’s rehab is ahead of schedule.

“I never got a reason,” Butler said. “I feel like this was the reason: I got kind of sick. I went to the hospital. They probably thought I was kind of late on the game plan; I wasn’t as locked in as I should be and could have been a matchup deal. It could have been anything. But Bill Belichick has been doing this for a very long time. He took a veteran out of Super Bowl XLIX [against the Seahawks] and put in a first-year rookie, and that turned out right, so you could never question his decision. It didn’t work out right. It didn’t work out the best for me or him or the New England Patriots. But I can say he won more than he lost, so it is what it is. I always have love for New England, Bill Belichick, Mr. Kraft, all those guys. Life just goes on.”

Butler’s five-year, $61 million contract with the Titans shows that life’s moving on pretty well after a rough night in February.

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“I think he’ll be 100 percent by April 1,” Veach said, via Cody Tapp of Kansas City’s SportsRadio 810. Veach added he expects a “great year” from Ford.

Ford enters the final year of his contract with an $8.7 million base salary, which is guaranteed for injury. He ed only six games with two sacks last season.

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Barbashev leads Blues to 4-2 win over Ducks

The St. Louis Blues are less interested in identifying why they’ve suddenly turned things around than they are in simply extending their improved play.

After losing nine of 10 and fading in the playoff race, the Blues won their second consecutive game against a team they’re pursuing in the Western Conference, beating the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Monday night.

I have Ovechkin’s goal erosion beginning two years from now, during his 34-year-old season. I am curious if, at any point in the coming years, Ovechkin will try to play 15 pounds lighter to counter losing speed in a league going almost exclusively with players who can wheel. If Ovechkin is going to break Gretzky’s record, he needs to keep that childlike enthusiasm he has brought to the game since he first arrived.

Kirk Cousins is definitely not the starting quarterback in Washington any longer. His future was the biggest storyline of the 2018 offseason. Now it’s been decided. The Vikings have already come to an agreement with Cousins on a fully guaranteed three-year deal worth about $86 million.

It was settled the moment the team worked out a trade with the Chiefs to bring in Alex Smith. Washington had two choices. It could have let Cousins hit free agency, or it could have used the franchise tag for a third consecutive season to try to get something for him via trade.

Washington made the smart decision and declined to tag him a third time. Cousins will officially hit free agency, which begins on March 14. He’s expected to make the deal with the Vikings official at that point.

Brees’ deal looks like a lot on paper. But it’s team-friendly, with just $27 million guaranteed. That gives New Orleans an out after Year 1 if this turns out to be the season that Brees finally plays like he’s 39 years old.

Quarterbacks were the big story of this free agency period, but there were a couple of huge wide receiver moves, too. Once Jarvis Landry was tagged by the Dolphins and then traded to the Browns, Robinson became the hottest commodity on the receivers market. The Bears snatched him up with a three-year deal that could pay out as much as $42 million.
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Targeting is limited to cases of illegal contact to an opponent’s head or neck area.

Unlike college football, the NFL doesn’t have a “targeting” rule — for now, at least — but the unnecessary roughness rules provide offensive players with essentially the same exact protections.

The biggest difference is that targeting in college football results in an automatic ejection and 15-yard penalty, while unnecessary roughness is just a 15-yard penalty in the NFL.

“The media made it a situation to where they thought I was grandstanding, “ Owens said. “But like I told a lot of people. If [that was] Brett Favre, they would have called him a warrior. For me, they said I was selfish. If I’m selfish, I’m selfish because I want to help my team win.”

No matter what anyone believed in, Owens proved himself to be a great teammate. It was also a testament to how passionate he was about the game, to be willing to risk his career for a championship.

Though the Eagles lost, it’s an all-time performance by Owens.
There are not many games in any sport where a performance in a losing effort is remembered so fondly. Owens’ game on a broken leg is arguably the most memorable.

Owens didn’t get into the Hall of Fame in 2017, with some voters citing his antics and attitude. He’s a finalist again in 2018 and knows he belongs. On Good Morning NFL Owens said, “As far as my body of work, I constantly say it, it speaks for itself.”

Though Kane has produced on the ice when healthy and been active in working with Buffalo-area charitable groups, he has been questioned for his immaturity off the ice.

Kane has had two legal run-ins, including being arrested for grabbing three women by the hair and neck during an altercation at a Buffalo bar in June 2016. The charges were eventually dismissed on condition Kane stayed out of trouble as part of a plea agreement in which a prosecutor described the player’s behavior as arrogant, boorish and surly, but not criminal.

We saw him in Boston, we came and saw him, and the year before that we watched him, and then they made it this year, Alex says. It didn’t work out last year to go to the Super Bowl, but we kept in touch with him.

Both are predicting Patriots victories, not surprisingly. Alex says 27-24, Sydney says 37-33. Whatever happens, they’ll be partying with Waddle afterwards. They’re having a blast.
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Titans retaining Mike Sullivan as assistant OL coach

The Tennessee Titans are keeping their assistant offensive line coach in the fold.

A source told Sporting News that Mike Sullivan will be returning to the team and working under new offensive line coach Keith Carter.

As the hot assistant of the moment, Belichick then earned his first head coaching job with the Browns from 1991 to ’95. But he flopped. And once Belichick leaves his Browns disappointment behind, the documentary enters familiar soap opera territory. Retreating to the safety of Camp Parcells, Belichick again becomes the head coach-in-waiting with the Patriots and Jets. But when he finally gets the latter job, he has an epiphany.

Bart Starr began marching his Packers from their 35 with 1:05 left, all the way to the Eagles 22, where he threw a swing pass on the final play to Jim Taylor. Middle linebacker Chuck Bednarik, who was also the center, stopped Taylor at the 10. And sat on him until the horn blew.

“It was sort of like a wake-up call for the citizens of Philadelphia,” Retzlaff said. “The 1960 championship had a lot to do with that movement. You didn’t have the people cheering the Philadelphia Eagles on like they did during that season and from then on. I think it was a turning point for the fans of Philadelphia to get involved in pro football.”

Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White and Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt also had excellent rookie seasons. White had 69 tackles with four interceptions and a forced fumble and tied Lattimore with 18 pass breakups.

Watt followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, by recording seven sacks, including a forced fumble, and an interception. Like his brother, Watt also demonstrated a proclivity for batting passes at the line with seven pass breakups.

And don’t forget about prop bets around the Super Bowl halftime show and national anthem performance. There will be plenty on which to place bets.

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