Zimmer characterizes Bradford’s knee as degenerative

The Vikings have three veteran quarterbacks due to become free agents. They may not be all that enthused about entrusting the starting quarterback job to one of them.
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Coach Mike Zimmer characterized the Sam Bradford’s knee as degenerative, via Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. Whispers of a degenerative condition made their way around the league last year, when Bradford followed a career game in Week One with only a first-half cameo four weeks later, before disappearing for the rest of the year.
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The other scouting option for NFL teams is to design a private workout for a prospect at his college campus or a field near his home.

The Giants, who hold the No. 2 pick (and control of the trade market ) in the NFL Draft , and the top-picking Browns both took an up-close look at Rosen on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Staying healthy will be part of making that happen and Maye kicked off this offseason by having a late-season injury repaired in the operating room. Maye hurt his ankle in Week 17 against the Patriots and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that he had arthroscopic surgery on it after the end of the season.

It was disappointing because I like coach Kill, but I also like coach McNulty. … I feel I can start a foundation with coach McNulty, build a relationship as well.

McNulty said his scheme is pretty adaptable, and can be tailored to the strengths of the starter, whoever that ends up being. That sounds good to Flacco.

I feel like I can do anything, he said. I feel I can throw the ball, I can run. Whatever you want me to do, I can do. … I think it’s anyone’s job. Everyone’s competing, and that’s going to make the team better. It’s going to make all of us better. That’s what coaches are saying, and that’s what I believe.

Jim Kelly’s cancer has returned

The Bills are rallying for Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, confirming Thursday his cancer has returned.
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The Jets could also take a quarterback in the first round of next month’s draft, setting up a quarterbacks room of McCown, Bridgewater and a rookie. That would give the rookie time to develop and the Jets could start with McCown unless Bridgewater is healthy and can win the job in training camp.

For McCown, it was the end of an interesting process. He and Cousins have the same agent, Mike McCartney. McCown knew the Jets had a strong interest in Cousins and he had to wait it out. He said he knew when developments happened with Cousins from McCartney but tried not to ask too much to respect their relationship.

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Set to take place in New York at the end of March, doctors will take part of Kelly’s fibula and blood vessels from his leg to improve his quality of life. The procedure will close a large interior hole in his jaw, which was previously operated on a few years ago.

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First diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in June 2013, he was later declared cancer-free. During a follow-up, it was revealed the cancer had returned less than a year later. He received the all-clear in summer 2014.

Derek Jeter understands frustrations of’unpopular’ moves

“And even though there have been some unpopular decisions, every decision we make is to make the Miami Marlins organization the best organization, a first-class organization, from the players to the front office to our fans,” Jeter continued. “This is an organization that will be in envy of other major league franchises over time. I’m learning that you have to have some patience, because nobody wants it to happen sooner than I do, but we will have to have some patience.

In terms of cancer or him knowing he has tumors or him knowing that’s why he has chemo, he has no idea about all that stuff, Lexi told the Globe.

Watkins will be just 25 years old next season and brings a unique brand of playmaking ability few other receivers can match. Though Watkins’ impact in LA may not have shined through on the stat sheet, he made his limited touches count for a division champion.

Skating on a top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist, Bertuzzi collected three assists in Monday’s 5-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. He also logged nearly 20 minutes of ice time. In that spot, the 23-year-old rookie has the potential to finish up strong on a team already looking forward to what’s next.

The Phillies, who finished last in the NL East at 66-96 a year ago and haven’t posted a winning season since 2011, have been among MLB’s most active spenders in a slow market. They signed first baseman Carlos Santana to a $60 million deal in December and spent a combined $34.25 million on veteran relievers Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek.

With that said, it’s rare for even a capable left tackle to reach free agency.

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He was a reliable starter, but he didn’t approach his seven-interception performance of 2015 — he had just one in 2016 and two in 2017 — and has yet to make a Pro Bowl.

More than just good through 21 AHL appearances since the fall –.942 save percentage, 1.95 goals-against average — Hutchinson sports fantasy value in deeper leagues and DFS play as the Jets likely lean toward giving their No. 1 a bit of rest in their final few games.

2018 Caribbean Series: Puerto Rico wins second straight title

Jonathan Morales’ three-run home run capped a five-run seventh inning and propelled Puerto Rico to a 9-4 victory over the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series championship game late Thursday in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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The Criollos de Caguas dedicated their second consecutive title and the island’s 16th Caribbean championship overall to their homeland, devastated in September by Hurricane Maria and continuing to recover.

The Twins, Rangers, Brewers and Dodgers were also on Darvish’s final list, but Milwaukee seemed unlikely after signing outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a multi-year contract and trading for coveted Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich.

Darvish began last season with the Rangers but was sent to the Dodgers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. He pitched well for Los Angeles to close out the regular season, but struggled in the World Series, leading some to believe he was tipping his pitches.

Darvish joins Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood in the Cubs’ rotation.

Often assigned to the opponent’s top receiver, Claiborne held up reasonably well in coverage and finished with nine pass breakups.

He said he felt more comfortable in the Jets’ man-to-man scheme than in the Cowboys’ zone-based system.

The biggest knock against Claiborne is that he commits too many penalties.
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The starting pitcher got into multiple spats with members of the media, both in print and the Sox broadcasting booth, and his year was marred by injuries as he appeared in a career-low 74 2/3 innings.

This came one year after he posted his worst ERA (3.99) since his age-23 season with the Rays. His performance and attitude have created problems for him in Boston and he wants to put that behind him.

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NFL free agency: Redskins must help Alex Smith with more spending on offense

Kendall Fuller is headed to the Chiefs in the Smith trade, and Bashaud Breeland will be leaving as a free agent. Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar, who was extended as a restricted free agent on the first of the year, go in as the starters, with 2017 third-rounder Fabian Moreau in line to be the slot No. 3.
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DeFilippo will Authentic Maurice Alexander Jersey install more of a pure West Coast offense than Shurmur did, which plays into the favor of the top West Coast QB on the market, Kirk Cousins. With Alex Smith being traded to the Redskins and Blake Bortles being locked up by the Jaguars, Cousins-to-Vikings has built steady momentum.

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NFL Network reported Minnesota reached out to Brees’ agent Monday, the first day teams could conduct contract talks concerning free agents.

The 39-year-old Brees has said many times he wants to finish his career with the Saints, but time is running out for the two sides to reach a deal. Brees and the Saints have until Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET to work out a new deal, or his contract will be voided. Also, because of the complex way his contract was structured to help the Saints’ salary cap in previous years, if Brees’ contract voids it will count as $18 million in dead cap space for the Saints in 2018, according to Nola.com.

There’s no reason whatsoever to think this means the Vikes have given up on Cousins. The quarterback officially said farewell to Washington on his website Monday and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Minnesota expects a visit from Cousins. The Jets and Broncos are believed to be the other two teams pursuing Cousins.

NFL draft prospects share their secret talents, from skeet shooting to cooking

Linemen are rarely in the spotlight during football games. So it’s just more of the same when their numbers at the NFL Combine are easily topped by skill position players.
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If only the NFL Combine let these talented athletes pick a competition that would allow them to class the field of players in Indianapolis. So I asked:

What’s one thing you can do better than every other player here?

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While things looked pretty rosy for Petr Mrazek at this time last week, I was cognizant of the fact his first three games as a Flyer were against lesser squads in the NHL. After victories against the Blue Jackets, Senators and Canadiens, Mrazek has been squashed by the Hurricanes, Lightning and Panthers. The latter three teams either dominate possession (Hurricanes), dominate on the power play (Lightning) or dominate everyone lately (Panthers). It showed, as Mrazek allowed four, six and four goals in the three losses.

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A ramekin of piping hot beer cheese is left in a green room for three hours (roughly 22 picks) before being served congealed and wanting. Mel Kiper insists it’s still good, and everyone not eating will regret passing on it.

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Rajon Rondo will now invite Ray Allen to Celtics’ 10-year title celebration

Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen have buried the hatchet.

Rondo is organizing a vacation for the players who were on the Celtics’ 2008 championship team, but last year he said he would not be inviting Allen.

Now he seems to have changed his mind, telling the Boston Globe that everyone is allowed to go on the trip.

“Everybody (on the team) is invited,” he said.

“He’s a huge threat at the rim,” Heat forward Kelly Olynyk said after a win over the Hornets last month. “Diving, screen-and-rolls, lobs, rebounds… Hopefully, [we can] try to get a little bit more spacing, and it just makes it tougher for guys to guard.”

Adebayo’s dependence on those plays means he’s reliant on his teammates to create scoring opportunities for him — 70.7 percent of his baskets this season have been assisted — but it makes him a perfect fit alongside players who can collapse the defense off the dribble. It’s why it didn’t take him long to develop chemistry with Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson.

Blatt, who led Cleveland to the NBA Finals in 2015 and was unceremoniously fired in 2016 after a 30-11 start, took the opportunity to joke about the Cavs’ porous defense during a pregame interview with NTV Sport.

“Well, I don’t think we’re going to have any problem scoring. I’m just wondering if we’re going to defend anybody. That’s what I’m worried about,” Blatt said. “I hope we don’t give up as many points as the Cavaliers gave up last night.”

Things have gone south quickly for the Cavs in January. In nine games this month, Cleveland is 3-6 with the worst defensive rating in the league (114.3). It has gotten to the point where even Cavs players are wondering if the problems are fixable.

LeBron James says NBA legends’ experiences help inspire him to speak out

NBA All-Star Game MVP LeBron Womens Steven Stamkos Jersey James says he will not shut up and dribble when it comes to political and social issues. Sunday night in Los Angeles, he said he can’t stay silent knowing what NBA and other sports legends experienced decades earlier.
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James spoke of a moment he’d had in the just-completed game at Staples Center, telling TNT’s Inside the NBA panel on NBA TV:

He has been good since then, averaging 17.3 points, with just 40.2 percent shooting from the field, but a 40.3 percent mark from the 3-point line. He has gotten more comfortable playing on the knee, and should keep getting better over the final seven weeks of the season. At issue will be his next contract ‘ LaVine will be a restricted free agent this summer, and the better he performs, the higher the Bulls’ outlay for him will have to be.

It also doesn’t hurt that Kupchak has a North Carolina connection in common with Jordan. Kupchak was an All-American for the Tar Heels and the 1976 ACC Player of the Year. Peterson, who was Jordan’s former roommate at UNC, will remain a key decision-maker in basketball matters, per Wojnarowski.
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I want to thank Rich for all of his hard work with the Charlotte Hornets organization through the years and wish him and his family the best in the future, Jordan said in a statement released by the team Tuesday. Rich worked tirelessly on behalf of our team and instituted a number of management tools that have benefited our organization.

We are deeply committed to our fans and to the city of Charlotte to provide a consistent winner on the court. The search will now begin for our next head of basketball operations who will help us achieve that goal.

Cowboys to be featured on Amazon docuseries ‘All or Nothing’

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Colbert said the team has received calls from other teams regarding Bryant’s availability, but have not made any themselves. Bryant caught 50 passes for 603 yards and three touchdowns last season, but he was briefly benched after seeking a trade during the season.
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Head coach Matt Cullen Youth jersey Mike Tomlin stood by Bryant, and the Steelers opted not to deal him. Bryant has 126 receptions for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns through three NFL seasons.

Steelers rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster emerged as a legitimate starter last season, and Antonio Brown is the most consistent receiver in the NFL, so Bryant will likely have to settle for a backup role next season should he remain in Pittsburgh.

It’s kind of a hard topic for me as well, Toth said. You find out a new piece of information it seems like every week the further we go with it. But coming to West Point, everyone knows there’s a five-year commitment that comes after graduation.

There’s a clause that was passed in recent years saying that after two years of active duty service you can request a transition into a reserve unit so you can pursue your sport. As of now, that’s the best understanding I have of it.

He was benched for the final three games in 2017 because, the Jets said, he was late for a meeting Dec. 15, the fourth time since 2015 that he was disciplined for being late.

His contract guaranteed his $16.75 million salary for 2018 if he were on the roster March 16, and the team wasn’t willing to pay the price.

Wilkerson, 28, was selected by the Jets in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Temple. He finishes his stint in New York with 404 combined tackles, 44 sacks and 10 forced fumbles over 105 games.

Major, major credit to the Jazz for mustering up the energy in this game. It marked their third game in five days, and the second of a back-to-back set.

The Jazz faced the Suns in Phoenix the night before, then headed out immediately afterward for San Antonio — or that was the plan, at least.

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This Big Board does not include quarterbacks, as the position can’t be compared adequately to others.

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As the 2018 NFL Combine approaches, teams are gathering in their offices to begin formulating their draft boards, how their entire staff values each position group and what they’ll be looking for on and off the field in Indianapolis.
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This Big Board does, however, show just how special the 2018 running back class is, why teams will draft offensive linemen early and why you need to get to know Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds.

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan survey the non-rental options at the trade deadline and take a look behind the curtain with TSN’s James Duthie at what hosting TV coverage of the big day is like. Then we hear from J.T. Brown of the Ducks, and Madison Bowey of the Capitals alongside his father, Will. Finally, a look at the Hart Trophy race, and a fan vents some Olympic frustration to the ESPN On Ice rant line. Listen ?

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ESPN: When you think back to how you first started in the NHL, is there one part of your game you’re most proud of having improved?

After playing tackle at Georgia, Wynn lacks ideal length to play on the perimeter in the NFL. But he offers outstanding hand positioning and finishing ability in space, and he should make for a long-term starter.

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