Drake’s fake beef with the Warriors is the most Drake thing

You may be shocked to hear this, but Drake made the Raptors’ annual Drake Night all about Drake. It’s in the name, after all — can you blame him?

Durant and Drake may be friends on other nights, but not on Drake night. He doesn’t even give a damn about Drake night, you hear him?

Other Warriors piled on Dennis Rodman Authentic Womens Jersey after the game.

“He’s been talking junk for a couple of weeks now, talking about how they were going to beat us and that it’s ‘Drake Night,’” Draymond Green told the San Francisco Chronicle. “He may be a little disappointed.”

Thibs: We gotta straighten it out and straighten it out fast. … The commitment to improve and to learn, that has to change.

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Andrew Wiggins, the team’s star small forward, has his own theory behind Minnesota’s third-quarter woes. To Wiggins, the team is just getting too comfortable.

“I feel like we get too cool. Like we come out too cool, we see the score, we see we’re up, so we think we have a cushion,” Wiggins said, via Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “But any good team is going to make that run in the third. We can either make that run and push the lead to 20 and make the game over, or they can make that run.”

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota’s veteran point guard, knows the team’s roster Derrick Rose Authentic Womens Jersey has enough talent. For Rubio, however, the lack of improvement is a major concern.

“I’ve been here five years, and this is my sixth, and this is the best team I’ve ever been around, and I get mad thinking that we’re wasting time,” Rubio said. “We’re not learning. It’s time to change it.”

The third-quarter struggles are bizarre when considering Thibodeau’s efficient coaching history. He’s won nearly 64 percent of his career games, which ranks 16th all-time and one spot ahead of Pat Riley. In 2014-15, his last season with the Chicago Bulls, the team ranked fourth in the NBA in third-quarter net rating, according to NBA.com.

The Matt Ryan resurgence is one thing

Kirk Cousins is playing just well enough for Washington to bring him back on a long-term deal, which is a reasonable achievement given that it was hardly out of the question to think he might regress to his prior self this year. More so than Cousins, really, Washington is piecing together a deep roster under Scot McCloughan. Players such as Jamison Crowder and Robert Kelley are in meaningful roles, in part by excelling thanks to injuries elsewhere. The offensive line is coming together. They suddenly have a deep pass rush, with Trent Darryl Tapp Authentic Womens Jersey Murphy up to seven sacks and Preston Smith adding 3.5 sacks over the past four games to complement Ryan Kerrigan. This is a team in transition, but there’s a lot of promise for the future.

The Matt Ryan resurgence is one thing. It’s another to see the rest of this team begin to blossom around him. They have a pass rush now! Vic Beasley had one sack through the first four weeks, then broke out with 3.5 sacks in Week 5. He’s up to 8.5 in his past six games now, although his ratio of sacks to knockdowns (9.5 to 10) suggest that he has been a little lucky. And the addition of Alex Mack at center has both put Ryan at ease and helped create a running game; Kyle Shanahan’s offense is seventh in rushing DVOA and leads the league in overall offensive DVOA, which isn’t bad for a guy who was probably on the hot seat heading into the season. Now, it might be tougher for the Falcons to keep him in town altogether.

The Dolphins have been hit by short-term injuries to players such as Reshad Jones, but after an ugly loss on national television to the Bengals, they’ve gone 4-1, including wins over the Steelers and Bills. They’re sixth in DVOA after beating the Chargers last week, although FPI has them at 19th. Adam Gase hasn’t made huge inroads into fixing Ryan Tannehill as of yet, with the perennially-on-the-cusp starter mixing good games with ugly ones, but the offensive line has improved dramatically with the addition of Laremy Tunsil in the first round. And after flirting with C.J. Anderson and signing Arian Foster this offseason, the Dolphins have stumbled on a No. 1 back in Jay Ajayi, which gives an offense that has been pass-happy under different coordinators for years some semblance of balance.

Tyrod Taylor’s ability to make plays with his arm or feet has pushed DeAndre Levy Authentic Womens Jersey him into the top 10 in QBR for the second straight season.

The Bills also have managed to coax excellent seasons on defense out of the likes of Lorenzo Alexander and Zach Brown, castoffs who were injury replacements for Buffalo’s first two 2016 draft picks, Shaq Lawson and Reggie Ragland. The Bills are still on the outside looking in this year, given that FPI leaves them with a 20.3 percent shot at making the postseason, but Taylor reupping his credentials as a starter and Ryan reminding us of his defensive bona fides augurs some hope for the future.

Seager’s own unique concoction of baseball ideas pushed him to the second-most hits in the NL

Seager’s own unique concoction of baseball ideas pushed him to the second-most hits in the NL (193) and the fourth-most total bases (321). Again, the totals were not just compared with NL rookies but all NL players. Seager was fifth in runs in the NL (105) and seventh in doubles (40), extra-base hits (71) and batting average.

The hope for the Dodgers is Authentic Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jersey that Seager’s first-year numbers are just a baseline from which to move forward. And while it sounds like an extremely high bar to set from the start, there is one person who knows that the youngster has the tools to make it happen.

“All three of my boys, it all clicked into them very early to work very hard,” Jeff Seager said. “We always talk about, ‘[It’s] the work when nobody is looking that counts, right?’ And they do. I don’t worry about them thinking, ‘I can’t get better. There’s nothing more I can do to improve. I’m tapped out.’

Celtics fans need only rewind to the 2011-12 Authentic Ben Ijalana Jersey season. Horford tore his left pectoral muscle and underwent surgery in mid-January. After three months of rehab, he initially declared himself out for the opening round of the postseason, before being given the OK by his operating doctor to return as early as Atlanta’s regular-season finale. Horford still waited an additional 10 days, until Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Celtics, to make his postseason debut (this after the Hawks lost an overtime thriller to fall behind 2-1 in the series).

When Horford tore his right pectoral muscle in late December 2013, he sat out the rest of the 2013-14 season. Despite being 10 months removed from the injury at the start of Atlanta’s training camp in October 2014, he still elected to sit out the Hawks’ first two preseason games. He then eased himself back with an 11-minute stint in Atlanta’s third preseason tilt.

The encouraging news for Celtics fans: Horford went on to re-establish himself as an All-Star in that 2014-15 season, while appearing in 76 regular-season games. In fact, if you take away the two seasons in which he had pectoral injuries, Horford appeared in 93.7 percent of Atlanta’s games in the other seven seasons.

Horford traveled with the Celtics on a two-game road trip last week with the goal of playing but returned to Boston early. The Celtics were not scheduled to engage in full-throttle practice activity on either of their practice days this week.

“They knew I was kind of struggling a little bit in the beginning, and we kind of had some conversations to calm down, stay within yourself, all the different stuff,” Seager said about chats with various members of the coaching staff. “As it turned around a little bit, you talk to them more and more and more, and it just made the comfort level greater and greater, and it kind of translated into that.”

Injuries ended Silatolu’s career early and Kalil is nearing the end of his career

They’ve invested a second-round pick on a lineman only twice in the past 10 drafts, center Kalil in 2007 and guard Amini Silatolu in 2012.

Injuries ended Silatolu’s career early and Kalil is nearing the end of his career.

By comparison, the Dallas Cowboys — with an NFL-best 8-1 record — drafted an offensive lineman in the first round in 2014, 2013 and 2011. They Mike Wallace Youth Jersey also committed a first-round pick to running back Ezekiel Elliott this year.

Carolina hasn’t spent a top-three pick on a running back since selecting Jonathan Stewart in the first round in 2008.

That Dallas is second in the NFL in rushing (1,449 yards) and Elliott leads the league with 1,005 yards has allowed the Cowboys to prosper with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott after Tony Romo was injured.

Robert Griffin III should be back from injury this season, according to Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown.

Griffin, though, has not been cleared to play Morgan Cox Youth Jersey a in game and won’t play Sunday when the Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Though Griffin might be ready to practice in some form, he could be limited and would have to work his way back before practicing fully.

Before he could return to practice, Griffin must be “designated to return” from injured reserve by the team. Once he begins practicing, he can practice for up to 21 days before the Browns have to make a decision on returning him to the active roster.

The club must determine whether it’s worth starting the 21-day clock this week, or waiting.

Earlier this season Josh McCown was cleared to practice as he recovered from a broken left collarbone. He was not ready to play a game for two or three more weeks, though. That is where the Browns are with Griffin, who broke a coracoid bone in his left shoulder in the season opener.

Like it or not, Ravens earned right to be in sole possession of first in AFC North

The Baltimore Ravens took sole possession of first place in the AFC North, and some will want to put an asterisk next to their name.

The Ravens sit atop the division, but they did so by crushing the winless Cleveland Browns 28-7 on Thursday night. Baltimore is the only team in the AFC North with a winning record, but its win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday came with Ben Roethlisberger at less than full strength.

It’s time to hold off on the “but …”

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw Marshawn Lynch Authentic Jersey three touchdown passes against the Browns but was intercepted twice. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The Ravens (5-4) did what they had to do to turn around their season. Sure, Baltimore might not look like a playoff team in all phases of its game. The Ravens, though, might be the best team in a bad AFC North.

“What we are is what we are,” wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. said. “We have to accept that, and we have to keep working hard. What are we? 5-4. We could be 4-5 or we could be 0-9. You have to appreciate where you are and not take anything for granted.”

Two reporters in Boston, Tom Curran of CSN New England and Steve Burton of WBZ-TV, tweeted Tuesday morning that Belichick wrote a letter to Trump and that the words Trump read aloud were his words.

As for Brady, his wife Gisele Bundchen implied to Michael Bennett Authentic Jersey a fan that neither she nor Brady would vote for Trump. Asked on Instagram if it is true that the pair supported the Republican candidate, Bundchen – who rarely responds to Instagram comments – replied with an emphatic, “NO!”

While Brady told radio station WEEI early Monday morning that he hadn’t voted yet, he did vote later, submitting an absentee ballot in Brookline, Mass., where he lives.

Sherman subsequently dove at the ball and took out the legs of kicker Dan Carpenter, which should have been called unnecessary roughness. Many called it a dirty play, saying Sherman wasn’t going for the ball.

Well, he responded on Tuesday morning with one simple picture that sums up his defense of the play.

The ball wasn’t thrown in his direction, nor was it going to be with Taylor rolling away from the play. Sherman recognized the opportunity to take out one of Taylor’s targets and used it to his advantage – legally.

Rick Hahn: Chris Sale’s past rifts with front office will play ‘zero’ role in trade considerations

As the White Sox gauge the trade market for Chris Sale, their decision to pursue a deal or stand pat will be rooted in baseball concerns rather than any lingering animosity from past confrontations with the team’s ace.

Sale’s ongoing differences with the Chicago front office came to the fore in July when he sliced up the team’s throwback uniforms rather than wear them in a game. He received a five-game suspension for insubordination and destroying team equipment.

But White Sox general A’Shawn Robinson Authentic Womens Jersey manager Rick Hahn told ESPN.com on Tuesday that past rifts will play no part in the team’s offseason deliberations.

“What am I supposed to say?” Young said, incredulously. “It’s not my fault?”

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After all, Young believed like an article of faith that a quarterback was only as great as his willingness to be weighed down. To account for the chaos of 21 bodies flying around on each play and unfailingly rise above, to be superhuman and immortal and, not for nothing, make it look easy. But Walsh was telling Young that he was wrong.

“There’s such a thing as being over-accountable,” Walsh Ameer Abdullah Authentic Womens Jersey said. It was conflicting and counterintuitive, but it made sense. Young needed to learn the hardest lesson for any good quarterback striving to be great: He needed to learn how to let go.

That’s what made his comments over the summer so interesting. Ryan — coming off the worst season of his career with the Atlanta Falcons — told my colleague David Fleming that his new “thing” was to “see spots” rather than “worry so much about where defenders should be or where they’re supposed to be or all those kinds of things.”

Nobody can imagine how risky, if not impossible, that task is to execute: to take all of the pressure of being a quarterback in the NFL, of replacing a future Hall of Famer, of trying to live up to the expectations of yourself and everyone else, to throw the ball to a guy you can’t see.

Wade said he still keeps an eye on how the Heat are doing

“I think I’ll definitely be appreciative of the moment,” he said. “I think it’s going to be cool just to see familiar faces. I think it’s going to be cool to see love and support and [people] just being thankful for what you did. Unless you’re just cold-blooded, everybody’s going to feel something with that. At the same time, it’s not like my retirement ceremony where I can get a chance to get real emotional. I’m trying to come in there and beat Ahtyba Rubin Jersey their butt. And they’re going to try and beat our butt, so we got to get to the competitive part of the game as well.”

“After the fight in the ring, Manny told me that the Senate will be in recess for eight weeks between the middle of March and the middle of May,” Arum said. “I don’t think for a Mayweather fight that Manny would want to train like he did for Vargas by training in the Philippines and coming over [to the United States] two weeks in front of the fight.

“It’s not the worst-case scenario for him to maybe train Anthony McCoy Jersey for two weeks in the Philippines and then come here and do the last week six weeks during that recess. But he’s definitely fighting in the spring, so I have to plan for dates.

“Manny volunteered the information to me about the schedule. It has to do with the schedule, regardless of whether he is fighting Mayweather or somebody else.”

While Arum does not know for sure if Mayweather will return, the promoter said Haymon told him recently that he probably would.

Arum said he and Haymon spoke a few months ago when he was negotiating for Pacquiao to fight Adrien Broner, the former four-division titleholder and a Haymon client.

Ultimately, Broner did not agree to the money and Vargas got the fight with Pacquiao instead, but Arum said during that conversation he asked Haymon if he thought Mayweather would come back and “he told me he thought the chances were better than not that he would come back.”

If Mayweather does come back, there really is only one fight that makes sense — and a lot of dollars — to do it for.

How Trent Williams’ suspension changes the NFL playoff picture for Washington

Washington’s left tackle Trent Williams is suspended for four games due to violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The suspension stems from a missed drug test, according to the Washington Post.

“We met with Trent today to discuss this unfortunate news,” Washington said in Aaron Williams Authentic Womens Jersey a statement. “Per the terms of the Policy, Trent will be permitted to participate in team meetings and workout at the [team] facilities throughout this time. Our focus will now turn to the Minnesota Vikings after our bye this upcoming weekend. Any questions related to this matter should be directed to the NFL or NFLPA.”

Ty Nsekhe is behind Williams on the depth chart. For now, he’ll take over the left tackle job.

Washington isn’t the only team with offensive line questions. They’re not even the only playoff hopeful in the NFC with problems on the offensive line. Both Minnesota and Seattle have suffered lately through terrible offensive line play, with the Vikings losing their last two and the Seahawks with a tie and a loss.

Following Washington’s matchup against the Cardinals, Williams will be able to return to the field on Dec. 5.

Williams was suspended four games in 2011 after Adolphus Washington Authentic Womens Jersey testing positive for marijuana.

So what’s the problem? Maybe the problem is Darrell Bevell, the offensive coordinator. Field Gulls dives deeper into the struggles he’s had without the combination of Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson on the field at the same time. Maybe he should be the next offensive coordinator to get fired. Another issue might be Christine Michael forced into a full-time role, something that’s not a fit for his skill set.

The was good news this week for the Seahawks offense: Marshawn Lynch was back! The retired running back Marshawn visited the locker room. How’s he been? “Smooth.” Perhaps the moral support of having him in the locker room for a day will be enough.

Padres first baseman outfielder Wil Myers appeared his 15th game

On Sunday, Padres first baseman outfielder Wil Myers appeared his 15th game since coming off the disabled list on Sept. 4. After missing 98 with two separate stints on the disabled list, the second coming when he had surgery to remove a bone spur his left wrist, it took a while for Myers to find his swing. After getting three hits his first 18 at-bats with eight strikeouts, Myers is hitting.306 with two home runs, two doubles and seven RBIs his last 36 at-bats, including Sunday when he went 1-for-4 with a walk a over the Rockies. I feel good. The biggest thing is doing it day and day out. I feel I’ll have a good D’Qwell Jackson Authentic Womens Jersey game and then a bad game, Myers said. … I really like where I’m at right now as opposed to a week and a half ago. I feel I’m where I need to be. It’s having confidence knowing every single at-bat I’m going to do something. Myers had two hits, including a home run, Friday night and added two more hits Saturday night against the Rockies. He’s hitting.259 since coming off the disabled list. He’s been more selective at times, too.

He took three walks a game against the D-backs on Wednesday. He’s been more selective at times, too. He took three walks a game against the D-backs on Wednesday. The thing I like the best is putting together good at-bats, I’ve worked walks, I’ve had some five- or six-pitch at-bats, Myers said. Overall, Myers is hitting.272.465 line with eight home runs and 27 RBIs and 13 doubles. I think we’ve seen the same Wil we saw and May. He has the ability to be a game-changing player. Since he’s been back from the injury, he’s gained more confidence through the at-bats, said Padres hitting coach Mark Kotsay. I think he’s just feeling more comfortable overall. I think he’s done great job of settling.

GONE are the days when you draw hearts the Darius Butler Authentic Womens Jersey sand for the photo album. And is the era of titillating a flurry of social media fans with topless shenanigans. Indeed, Myleene Klass has now jumped aboard the striptease fun for her 70-strong Insta army. The former Hear’Say singer uploaded the attention-seeking snap during her new year travels, protecting her modesty by clutching a hat over her bust. Posing against the backdrop of paradise, the 36-year-old puckered up a semi-pout to stand doe-eyed just bejewelled bikini bottoms. Alongside the pic, she wrote G’bye paradise – although we feel a simple wave to the shore would’ve been substantial. However, My owes a large chunk of her fame to the fact that she looks decent a bikini and has stuck on her body what 50 per cent of the population have on theirs. The Norfolk native took part the sixth series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! which her notoriety turned stratospheric for simply owning a white two-piece. Proposals even flooded from Playboy, with the mum-of-two rumoured to have received several million quid offers. But Myleene chose to keep it Klassy, and just court social media likes instead.
19-year-old Kendall Jenner looked a nipple-tastic vision as she confidently strutted her stuff during the Givenchy Menswear 2016 show. Sporting a pink sheer 1920s-inspired creation by Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, it hugged the Keeping Up With The Kardashian ‘s slender frame and left very little to the imagination. Also ramping up the fierce factor on the catwalk was supermodel Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk and Secret’s model Candice Swanepoel. Ken is joined the French capitial by proud mum Jenner, 59, who is town with her PDA-loving boyfriend Gamble, 35. The show follow the inspirational 65-year-old as she transitions from a man formerly known as Bruce, into a woman.

Josh McCown back as Browns starter after five weeks out

Quarterback Josh McCown will lead the Browns’ offense Sunday when Cleveland hosts the New York Jets, the team announced Friday.

McCown’s return to the starting lineup comes Eddie Lack Jersey five weeks after he suffered a broken left collarbone against the Baltimore Ravens in his only game so far this season.

He was medically cleared Wednesday and practiced fully for the first time since the injury. He had been doing limited work in practice the previous two weeks.

Quarterback Cody Kessler will not be available Sunday, as he remains in the concussion protocol. The other quarterbacks on the roster are rookies Kevin Hogan and Joe Callahan.

In other injury news, wide receiver Corey Coleman Elias Lindholm Jersey will miss his sixth straight game as he recovers from a broken hand. Cornerback Joe Haden is questionable versus the Jets with a groin injury.

Over the course of ESPN’s four-month inquiry, the inference from the evidence was clear: The vast majority of the key stakeholders — operators, bettors, broadcasters, advertisers and sports leagues — are positioning themselves for Adam Silver’s “inevitable” arrival of expanded legalized sports betting. Indeed, in 2013, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball filed a crystal ball-worthy document in the New Jersey litigation and argued that they “have an essential interest in how their games are perceived and the degree to which their sporting events become betting events.”

Certain law enforcement officials are on board, too.

“The current U.S. approach to sports betting is not working,” wrote a five-person panel of former federal and state law enforcement officers in a 15-page report released by the American Gaming Association last month. “An open, transparent, regulated sports betting market boosts law enforcement oversight.”

Experts almost unanimously agree that legalized sports betting in the U.S. is “inevitable.” In Part 1 of Chalk’s series, we examine how we might get there and what the market could look like.

If sports betting is legalized in the U.S., recreational bettors will have far more options, like gambling hedge funds. But they will also have increased competition. And not only from humans.

The United Kingdom, home to one of the most mature legal sports betting markets in the world, took steps over the past decade to combat socially irresponsible gambling advertising. Betting and gaming companies in the U.K. have been permitted to advertise across all media since 2007, under strict guidelines monitored by the Advertising Standards Authority. The regulations require that advertisements for gambling must not “portray, condone or encourage behaviour that is socially irresponsible or could lead to financial, social or emotional harm.” Ads likely to appeal to anyone under 18 or that link gambling to “seduction, sexual success or enhanced attractiveness” also are prohibited.