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Those nine are: Birmingham, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and San Antonio in the USA; and Ottawa and Regina in Canada.
We have more than double the number of cities required to stage matches in 2026. We have a vision for growing the game and engaging fans as never before. Our biggest challenge will be finding ways to honor the enthusiasm of all the people across Canada, Mexico and the United States through the development of our united hosting concept, USSF president and UBC chairman Sunil Gulati said.
Who’s looking good for the 2017 NFL playoffs as we approach the rough halfway point of the regular season? Who’s already stuck scraping for a wild card or bust?
Prior to Sunday, the 49ers’ previous five games (all losses) had been decided by a combined total of 13 points. So they had reason to feel they were close to breaking through. Dallas thrashed them with Ezekiel Elliott, but they were at least a little encouraged by the fact that quarterback C.J. Beathard didn’t look overwhelmed in his first career start. Even if the 49ers don’t win a game all season, the Niners believe Beathard has progressed to the point in which they can get a good look at him to help them decide whether and where he fits into their quarterback picture in 2018 and beyond. That’s something the final team on our list can’t say.
While the trio of stars have put up some big numbers this season, the Steelers quarterback admitted that he needs to get wide receiver Martavis Bryant in on the action as well.
“Hopefully, it’s lots of touchdown passes,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We need to get the ball to him, to everybody, we all need to score points. There are opportunities there. That’s why I told him to come talk to me.
“We’ve had opportunities with deep balls that were just missed whether it was me overthrowing him or it’s the Chicago game where he slows down a little bit or this last game where he doesn’t see the ball coming out of my hand. There are plays to be had. We just have to make them.”
The Browns left tackle left Sunday’s game against the Titans in the third quarter with a triceps injury. The 10-time Pro Bowler, who had never missed a play in 11 seasons, was injured on a 3-yard Duke Johnson run to the left side of the line.
The injury-wracked Cardinals appear well on their way to missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season, but coach Bruce Arians says he isn’t thinking about calling it quits.
The Cardinals (3-4) have a bye this week before traveling to face the 49ers on Nov. 5. That will give the coaching staff extra time to prep Drew Stanton as the first-string quarterback after Carson Palmer suffered a broken arm in Sunday’s shutout loss to the Rams in London.
Palmer’s injury comes on the heels of the Cardinals losing running back David Johnson to a wrist injury in the season opener. Jordy Nelson Womens Jersey He is not expected back until late November.
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Terrible, Gurley told reporters (via ESPN). They need to stop this, all this stuff. This London, this Mexico City stuff, it needs to stop.
Perhaps realizing his comments could be misconstrued, Gurley clarified that he loves the fans and atmosphere in London. But he’s not the first player to mention how the overseas flights and other logistical issues make an already tough game week that much more difficult.
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It’s cool playing over there, don’t get me wrong, Gurley said. Just more of the long week, messes up a bunch of people’s schedules. I’m pretty sure y’all [the media] wanna be in y’all bed right now, too. But naw, it’s all good. It’ll be love. The fans over there are great.
Another issue I see in the run game is the lack of rushes, which is the same issue the Cowboys are facing. This season the Raiders are averaging just under 22 carries per game. Last season, they averaged 27 carries. That’s a product of multiple things:
The Dion Waiters Authentic Jersey defense can’t get off the field on third down. The Raiders D is allowing 45 percent on third-down conversions. Overall, the 2017 Raiders are running a total of 54 plays per game, dead last in the NFL, while last year’s team ran 65.7 plays per game. The Raiders are also dead last in the NFL in first downs per game. Being low in those stats doesn’t add up to much winning.
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Goff can thank Gurley for most of that. The running back is fourth in the league with 521 rushing yards and is on pace to finish with 1,400. Although nearly half of his rushes have gone for at least five yards, only two of his runs to date have gone for 20 yards or longer.
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For Todd to have over 100 yards on 23 carries and the long be 14 shows you how efficient we were running it — guys were getting good knockoff, Rams coach Sean McVay said, referring to Gurley’s game against the Jaguars.
The defense, which was poor last season, has actually seen some improvement in certain areas. Its run defense is much better, ranking 13th in yards per attempt after being 26th last season. However, they are still poor in certain areas.
The Pittsburgh Steelers just seem to have Kansas City’s number. The Chiefs fell to 5-1 SU and ATS on the season with their loss to Pittsburgh, losing to the Steelers for the third straight time since the start of the 2016 season.
C.J. Beathard had mostly fifth-, sixth-round grades from the teams I spoke with, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said, via NFL.com. [He’s] very smart, understands where to go with the football, better arm than expected when you really sit down and study him. I haven’t seen him live, and the people who went to his Pro Day told me he had an excellent day.
But Beathard looked good in preseason with 401 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, as well as a 62-yard touchdown run. His revival of the San Francisco offense against Washington on Sunday is more reason to be encouraged about his NFL future.
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In 21 games under Trestman, Baltimore ranked 15th in total yards and 25th in scoring. In 17 games under Mornhinweg, the Ravens are 23rd in total yards and 23rd in scoring.
The Ravens have been held to one or no offensive touchdowns in seven games under Mornhinweg. That’s 41 percent of the time.
The one area where the Ravens have significantly improved is running the ball. Baltimore has the sixth-best ground attack in the league, although a large part of the credit for this goes to senior offensive assistant Greg Roman.
Harbaugh surprisingly chose to retain Mornhinweg as his playcaller at the end of last season. He didn’t sway from that decision as the offense has played a major role in Baltimore’s 3-3 start this season.
Green Bay is a 2-point road underdog at Dallas at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. When these two teams met in Texas in the postseason last year, Green Bay won 34-31 as a 5-point underdog.
Beathard’s first drive was a three-and-out, but his second spanned 75 yards over 11 plays and ended with the first points of the game for San Francisco when Carlos Hyde ran in for a 1-yard touchdown.
By the end of the game, Beathard had 245 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception. That was impressive enough to earn him the starting job moving forward, according to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.
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My take on the pending Ezekiel Elliott suspension: It’s still not official. His camp will appeal. There will be lawyers.
Le’Veon Bell’s 2017 season got off to a slow start, but he has returned to high-end fantasy production over the past month. Bell touched the ball 35 times in Week 6, and he has recorded 21-plus touches in five straight games. That includes three games with 31 or more touches. Bell has four touchdowns on the year, though his 5.4 OTD suggests there is room for even more. Fantasy’s No. 5-scoring running back leads the NFL with 134 carries and is locked in as an elite weekly play.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Perhaps he’s no fluke! For the second consecutive week, McKinnon garnered exactly 16 carries and six targets and finished with greater than 20 PPR fantasy points, his 24.9 trailing only Ingram’s score from the Sunday 1 p.m. ET game block. He has now managed the three best individual games of his career in the Vikings’ past seven games, which should result in a sizable boost from his 50.6 percent start rate on Sunday in Week 7.
Shortly thereafter, the team announced he was cleared to return. However, the Jaguars decided not to put him back in the game.
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Prior to the injury, Fournette had 130 rushing yards on 21 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown to open up the game. The No. 4 overall selection in April has scored at least one touchdown in every game so far in his career.
The injury was a scare for the Jaguars, who rely on Fournette for the majority of the team’s offense. But the team can breathe a sigh of relief because it appears to be not as serious as it first looked.
The Buccaneers drafted TE O.J. Howard during the first round of April’s draft, but that hasn’t stopped Cameron Brate from racing up a whole lot of fantasy points. Brate found the end zone against Arizona on Sunday and has now scored one touchdown in four consecutive games. He has been targeted six-plus times and has 68-plus yards in three straight.
Goodell said late Tuesday that the owners had not asked the players for a pledge to stop protesting during the anthem. He said the league and players would most likely meet again in the next two weeks.
Goodell’s efforts to forge a consensus among the owners come as they are considering whether to extend his current contract by another five years.
Could Trump really be responsible for the NFL’s alleged collusion against Kaepernick, if it began in the spring, as the grievance alleges? Not entirely; but the player alleges that the collusion has been ongoing. Teams scour for replacement players all season long — the Green Bay Packers, for example, need some sort of replacement for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who got knocked for the season last Sunday with a broken collarbone. Kaepernick’s phone didn’t ring.
Goodell declined to address Wednesday what the league would do if a team disciplines a player for refusing to stand for the anthem. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously has said that his team would bench any player who protests during the anthem and thereby, in Jones’s view, shows disrespect to the American flag.
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I think our clubs all see this the same way: that we want our players to stand, Goodell said.
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Of course, there is still room for improvement and consistency in hiring people of color. Based on the level of player activism in the league, I feel heartened about the potential of equality and I am confident that players will continue to push leaders in the NFL to ensure the league is diverse and inclusive, with a focus on head coaches, general managers, coordinators and assistant coaches.
Improvements are also needed not only regarding race, but also in gender hiring.
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I call her my god-sister, Walton said. She has bullet fragments in her leg. Obviously, in the South Bay, there’s the school teacher that got shot, someone who worked in the police force over there. There’s all sorts of stories you hear, that you either know them or you know people who do know them. So it touched everybody.
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The Lakers got into Las Vegas on Saturday, and Walton said he had never seen the city like it was this weekend. He praised the city for taking pride in rallying around one another.
The resignation continued until it didn’t. The Nationals went out Saturday night, getting a lead, giving it back and losing without much resistance — until scoring five exciting, improbable runs in the eighth and stealing Game 2, 6-3.
Such is life in the crucible of managing; everybody spilling nacho sauce on their shirts thinks they can do the job — but these days it carries with it one important exception: The Nationals front office seems to think the same way as its fans. Each twist of the series carries with it the added knowledge that Baker has no contract for the 2018 season, the implicit message being his future is being evaluated not by his stabilizing the organization and winning for the last two years, but by what the Nationals do in the playoffs.
Bet the under. The paper-thin Wolves start two traditional bigs and three so-so 3-point shooters who dominate the ball in Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague. Those three will diminish each other — at least over the first stretch of the season. The Wolves will have to bash through walls of defenders in the paint.
It’s fun to joke that the bench doesn’t matter, since Tom Thibodeau will play the starters into the ground. Luckily, the foursome of Teague, Butler, Wiggins and Towns has been remarkably durable. But what if one of them misses 20 games? Can Karl-Anthony Towns give a crap on defense before we anoint him a top-10 player? Minnesota flopped to 27th in points allowed per possession in Thibodeau’s first season. Swing the ball just once, and the Wolves fractured, conceding both the rim and the arc.
And they might not register 12 months from now, either. But any conversation about who’s next absolutely needs to include the Mile High franchise that is doing a better Warriors impersonation than any other team.
All eyes were on Danny Ainge this summer, waiting on which move the Celtics president of basketball operations would pull off next. AP Photo/Elise Amendola
“It was a really busy summer,” Ainge said recently while reflecting on Boston’s blizzard of activity. “My golf handicap should be a lot better than it is right now.”
Beyond the jaw-dropper trade for Irving, the Celtics dealt away the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft and sent out its longest-tenured player, Avery Bradley, in order to clear cap space to ink Hayward. Boston also signed 12 players this summer, if you include rookie deals and a ceremonial signing of Celtics legend Paul Pierce so he could retire as a member of the team that drafted him.