Streaker hit by player at CFL game hires lawyer, says he was injured

Football players should be careful about how they approach fans who run on the field, lest they face a lawsuit.
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Last week a fan ran on the Los Angeles Dodgers Authentic Jersey field at a Canadian Football League game and was flattened by Marcell Young, a defensive back for the B.C. Lions. Now that fan says Young injured him, and he has hired a lawyer.

The fan’s lawyer released a statement saying he suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young.

Heading into the off-season, the Colorado Avalanche’s future in net was a little blurry. Now it’s clear that Philipp Grubauer will be their go-to guy.

On Friday, the Avalanche sent the 47th pick to the Washington Capitals for Grubauer, also absoring Brooks Orpik’s contract. Today, Colorado got the wheels turning on a buyout for Orpik, and reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with Grubauer.

The three-year pact will be worth about $10 million, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. If that’s accurate, the 26-year-old would carry about a $3.33M cap hit from 2018-19 through 2020-21. Do note that the Avalanche haven’t made the signing official just yet.

Gaffney retrieved some type of tool and a container from the suspect’s vehicle, walked over to the passenger’s side of the victim’s vehicle near the gas tank, and pried it open, the report said, via Earl Mitchell Womens Jersey First Coast News. Gaffney then poured an unknown substance from the container into the gas tank … The unknown female walked around the vehicle and stabbed all of the tires with a sharp object.

Gaffney has not been arrested and his attorney said, via, that his client is not involved.

He said he hasn’t even seen Lito in three years and he’s very aggravated that his name is coming up in this, attorney Seth Adam Schwartz said. He doesn’t know why this is happening.

Sheppard said that he and Gaffney, who was arrested for domestic battery in 2017 and on a drug charge in 2016, had a falling out in 2012 and that his car sustained some $14,000 in damage during the incident.

Knee surgery’s impact: Like the first injury, it didn’t stop him from succeeding in his return.

Bradford’s hallmark as a passer has been his accuracy and efficiency, and he didn’t lose that in his return. The problem with his knee wasn’t that it slowed him in 2015, but the accumulation of damage has seemed to slow him years later.
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Knee problems bubbled back to the surface for Bradford during his time with the Vikings in 2017. He missed 14 games, and Minnesota was Carl Nassib Youth Jersey forced to turn to Case Keenum.

He missed most of the 2017 season due to a broken arm, and announced his retirement at the beginning of 2018. But Palmer continued to be a top-level NFL quarterback into his late 30s and didn’t seem to be slowed by either of his major knee injuries.

This is just a case of a veteran who has been on the disabled list since March getting some respect from clubbies.

As of Wednesday, the Yankees still have no idea when or if Ellsbury will be a healthy candidate to crack their 25-man roster, which currently has no room for Brandon Carlo Authentic Jersey the likes of four Triple-A player who are a lot more worthy… third baseman Brandon Drury, first baseman Tyler Austin, utility infielder Ronald Torreyes and reliever Tommy Kahnle.

The latest on Ellsbury, who is in the fifth season of a seven-year, $153-million contract, is same old, same old.

He’s in Tampa now, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday. I think he’s getting close to getting back into baseball activities. But he’s doing pretty well and progressing.

Boone said the same thing last week.

What did Nathan Eovaldi think of getting pulled with a no-hitter through 6?

Rays right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, making his first start since 2016 coming off his second Tommy John surgery, was dazzling through six innings Wednesday against the A’s.

So when manager Kevin Cash came to Eovaldi’s end of the dugout, to tell his pitcher he was coming out, well …

Much like fellow college right-hander Casey Mize, the biggest concern about Singer is his ceiling. Some scouts question how much better clubs could expect him to become over the course of his time in the minors, given the already advanced nature of his three pitches. Those teams picking at the top of the draft with doubts will have to decide whether they believe the 2018 version of Brady Singer is good enough to be an effective big league pitcher.

There is also a question of where Singer fits on a professional pitching staff. Is he a clear-cut No. 1 starter, like Mize? A back of the rotation starter? Or, is he better served beginning his career in the bullpen to gain experience and limit innings, before moving him into a starting role? These are questions prospective clubs must consider then weigh the answers against the value of their pick position in the first round.

Deciding where and how to use a talented pitcher like Brady Singer is a good problem for a team picking at the top of the draft to have. Like Mize, the questions surrounding Singer’s ceiling should not be a deterrent to clubs within the top 10 picks. Singer’s body of work at Florida — a school that has produced multiple first round draft picks on the mound in recent years — is very impressive.

Yankees starter Luis Severino pitched six innings and struck out five batters. Chad Green, David Robertson and Aroldis Chapman combined for three scoreless in relief.

The Angels lone run in the game came off a homer from Mike Trout in the fifth. He now has 16 home runs in 2018.

The Yankees move to 32-15 with the win while the Angels fall to 28-23.

Braves (29-20) vs. Red Sox (35-16) 1:05 p.m. ET – Boston and Atlanta will continue their inter-league series Saturday. The Red Sox hit four home runs to come away with the victory in the opener Friday. Boston has now won five of its last six. Sean Newcomb will get the start for Atlanta while Drew Pomeranz is set to take the mound for the Red Sox.

Dodgers: SS Chris Taylor sat out because of a tight left hamstring. He was available off the bench — probably just to hit, according to Roberts. … Reserve infielder Chase Utley was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list after missing 19 games with a sprained left thumb. … Rookie RHP Walker Buehler (right rib microfracture) is scheduled to throw 20-30 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday. He could return to the rotation without a minor league rehab assignment, Roberts said. Buehler is 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA in nine big league starts.

Matt Patricia brings do your job to Detroit

The Lions have picked a good team to emulate.
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In addition to making former Patriots executive Bob Quinn the team’s General Manager and long-time Patriots assistant Matt Patricia the head coach, the Lions have imported the mantra that helped make New England a dynasty.

Do your job.

Last week, Bowles said the third-year pro was just nicked up, but wouldn’t guarantee Jenkins would be ready for training camp. Jenkins, however, said he’s supposed to be a go Vincent Lecavalier Jersey once camp begins. With Jenkins sidelined, Josh Martin and David Bass got first-team reps at outside linebacker.

They aren’t wearing pads yet. The hitting hasn’t begun. Spring football is a lot like exhibition baseball — you take it with several grains of salt.

But Jamal Adams — the big-talking, hard-hitting young safety — already has seen enough to make a bold early proclamation.

After retaining steady cornerback Morris Claiborne, adding No. 1-caliber cornerback Trumaine Johnson and recently nabbing veteran safety J.J. Wilcox, Adams said the Jets’ secondary should not take a backseat to anyone.

Keenum has started 38 games in his NFL career, but he’s always been the starter either because someone else got hurt, as was the case last year in Minnesota, or knowing that someone else was being groomed to take the job, as was the case the year before in Los Angeles. The Broncos, who gave Keenum a two-year, $36 million contract this offseason, are making no secret of the fact that Keenum is their man.

The Broncos are already singing Logan Stanley Authentic Jersey Keenum’s praises as a leader, and even Paxton Lynch, the former first-round pick who is relegated to backup behind Keenum, is happy to have the veteran aboard.

I was really excited, actually, when we got Case for the fact he’s a veteran guy who’s been through it a little bit and had his ups and downs, Lynch told the Denver Post. The way he carries himself and handles himself – he’s a pro and that only benefits me and the other guys in the locker room and the other guys in the quarterback room.

Keenum wouldn’t be there if Lynch had become the kind of quarterback John Elway thought he was when the Broncos took him in the first round two years ago. But perhaps Lynch can learn something from Keenum about how to develop into a starter, even if it takes some time.

The Patriots talked about patriotism.

Watch: CFL player takes out streaking fan with intense shoulder check

The BC Lions were playing against the Montreal Alouettes when a fan decided to lose his pants and streak on the field during the second quarter of the game.
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The fan ran freely for a minute or two before Lions defensive back Marcell Young decided he had enough. The streaker came running in Young’s direction and that’s when the fan’s plan to storm the field took a turn for the worst.

Young made a brutal shoulder check, sending the fan to the ground. Eventually the streaker was helped up and escorted off the field with security.

For now, he’s perfectly happy at home. Later on in life, though? Well, that’s a different story.

Someday I’ll get back in the game, Giambi said, no doubt about it.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Clowney is slated to make $12.3 million this season under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract.

The Chronicle’s longtime NFL beat reporter John McClain writes:

I may be wrong, but I don’t think the Texans will sign Clowney to an extension. He missed the on-field part of the offseason program to rehab a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery in January. Luke Kuechly Jersey Until he shows them he’s healthy, able to consistently stay on the field and play as well or better than last season, I don’t see them committing long-term to him.

The Texans have proved they’re willing to commit to players, most recently signing linebacker Benardrick McKinney to a five-year, $50 million extension.

There’s some risk for Houston regarding Clowney.

Is he selfish for showing off his throwing arm at times? No, he just has a rocket, and he tries to deter baserunners with it.

Is he selfish for speaking his mind or for being cocky? No, that’s just his personality. Deal with it.

Small ball is gone, but small minds are still around, and they’re perpetuating a tired narrative. They won’t stop some team (maybe even the one that employs the nameless exec) from meeting Harper’s (and agent Scott Boras’) offseason demands, which someone surely will term as selfish.

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Rams DC not concerned over Aaron Donald’s absence

The Los Angeles Rams continue to get a close look at a retooled defense with defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters.
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One key piece, however, remains absent from the mandatory minicamp.

The All-Pro defensive tackle didn’t attend organized team activities and training camp in 2017 last year before reporting in early September. Despite the missed time and change of defensive scheme from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4, Donald went on to record 41 tackles (32 solo) and 11 sacks en route to being named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year.

In Womens Rashard Robinson Jersey the meantime, the Rams have expressed optimism throughout the offseason of eventually getting a deal done. More important, the communication line remains open between the Rams and Donald, who is scheduled Sonny Milano Womens Jersey to earn a base salary of $6.89 million in 2018.

I think a big part for us, as a whole, offensively is just finishing in the end zone, Garoppolo said Wednesday, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Bay Area.

Last year we got stopped short a couple of times, more than we’d like to. And I think we’ve done a good job in OTAs and minicamp of finishing in the end zone, for the most part. Finishing drives and stuff like that.

The 49ers scored points on 60 percent of Garoppolo’s drives, per NFL Research, almost doubling the 2017 league average. The Patriots, for comparison, scored on 52.8 percent of Tom Brady ‘s drives.

The converse point to the above statistic — beyond sample size — is that most of those scoring drives were field goals.

In Jimmy G’s first start of the season the Niners were 0-of-5 in converting red zone possessions into field goals. In 24 trips inside the 20-yard line in Garoppolo’s five starts, San Francisco scored 11 TDs, settled for 12 field goals and the quarterback threw one interception.

Jets fourth-round pick Chris Herndon charged with DWI

Jets fourth-round draft pick Chris Herndon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Saturday.

The Miami Herald reports that Herndon, who played his college football at the University of Miami, was arrested after crashing his car early Saturday morning in New Jersey.

With the recent addition of Sammy Watkins, to go along with deep threats in Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Kansas City now has four players who can win in space and take advantage of mismatches. The dynamic of both volume and efficiency that Hunt brings to the Chiefs backfield will stress defenses for the next three-plus years.

Over the last two years, Joey Bosa has posted 23.0 sacks. Among 2016 draftees, only Yannick Ngakoue (20.0 sacks), Matt Judon (12.0 sacks) and Leonard Floyd (11.5 sacks) crack double digits. In terms of tackles at or behind the line over the last two years, Bosa has 37.0, Judon has 26.0, Ngakoue has 25.0 and Floyd has 20.5.

What we’ve seen is a guy that his weight definitely has not affected him, Koetter said Thursday, via He’s got an excellent motor and he is a very strong human being. I mean, you can ask those guards that are playing against him. I mean he’s got a move with that inside arm. I’ve seen him lift 300-pound men off the ground with one arm. It’s impressive, his strength.

Again, it’s unclear how hard they’re going at it, and specifically how much resistance Vea is facing when he shows off his strength.

But let’s not miss the point. He’s lifting 300-pound men off the ground with one arm. Which suggests that havoc will be wreaked when it’s time for Vea to go full speed.

That’s really where the focus needs to be for everything from economics to the integrity to the consistency across state lines.

That statement is fairly boilerplate stuff, but overlooking the key phrase dropped in the middle of principle No. the leagues) before taking bets, but also neutralize the bad agentsthe league is so wary of.

Donald Trump: Eagles Uninvited to White House over Disagreement on Anthem Policy

President Donald Trump rescinded an invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots at the White House on Tuesday. 
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CNN’s Phil Mattingly shared a statement from the White House indicating the two parties disagreed over Trump’s insistence NFL players stand for the national anthem on the sideline prior to games:

The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!

The NFL recently enacted a new policy regarding the national anthem that requires players to stand for the anthem if they’re present on the sidelines. Players can opt instead to remain in the locker room until the anthem concludes.

Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, who is treasurer for the NFLPA, invited Trump to Womens Tim Duncan Jersey visit the Giants’ locker room and Michael Thomas, who kneeled last season while on the Dolphins, said he won’t allow himself to be emotionally hijackedby the new anthem policy.

The Eagles did not have any players take a knee during the anthem in 2017 but acquired outspoken Michael Bennett Authentic Justin Vogel Jersey who would not have been part of the visit this offseason.

Started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, kneeling is intended to bring awareness to social injustices, police brutality and acts of racism.

Eagles star Malcolm Jenkins, a Piscataway native, has been one of the leader’s of the NFL’s social movement and he has communicated with law enforcement and helped convince the NFL to commit $89 million over seven years to the cause. He referred to Trump as an Internet troll.

J.R. Smith’s NBA Finals blunder used as teaching moment for Bears

Everyone can learn from J.R. Smith’s massive mistake at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Even the Chicago Bears.
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On Wednesday, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky told NFL Network the team watched Smith’s blunder the day after it happened to better understand situational awareness.

We actually watched that the next days as a team and tried to learn from the situation, Trubisky said. I was having a hard time watching it twice again, but it just goes to show you everyone gets caught up in the moment even if it’s the biggest of lights. But you always have to know the situation, so take advantage of it.

Pittsburgh was without second baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison, absent because of a personal matter, according to Hurdle.

Catcher Francisco Cervelli was struck on the mask and left side of his jaw by Heyward’s foul ball in the third inning, then was replaced by Elias Diaz for the bottom of the fourth.

Chicago’s Javier Baez entered in the ninth, and the second baseman ended the game with a neat grab.

Incognito has had an interesting offseason to say the least. The veteran announced in April he was firing his agent and retiring because Matt Hendricks Authentic Jersey he was too stressed, but changed his mind a week later before asking the Bills to release him from his contract.

He was then involved in an altercation at a Florida gym last month and spent three days on an involuntary psychiatric hold as a result. He had Authentic Kevin Garnett Jersey previously received treatment for mental health issues in 2014 after reportedly smashing his own car with a baseball bat.

Incognito, 34, started all 16 games for Buffalo last season.

Covey pitched six scoreless innings and Chicago’s bullpen finished up a three-hitter, lifting the White Sox over the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Friday night.

Kevan Smith had two hits and scored the only run after leading off the seventh with a ground-rule double, scoring on Trayce Thompson’s one-out single to left off former White Sox ace Chris Sale.

Give credit to both chuckers today. Dylan did a great job, did a great job. So did Sale, Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. Dylan ended up holding his own.

Covey (2-1) more than kept pace with Sale (5-4), who lost his third straight start despite striking out 10 in eight innings.

San Diego AAF team to have coaching staff filled with NFL names

The Alliance of American Football is planning to bring professional football back to San Diego with former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz serving as the head coach of the franchise. According to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Martz’s coaching staff will be filled with many prominent names with NFL backgrounds as well.
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Jon Kitna will serve as the team’s offensive coordinator with former Rams and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Larry Marmie serving as the team’s defensive coordinator. Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jackie Slater, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Dre Bly will also coach on Martz’s staff. Marmie has 15 years of coaching experience in the NFL serving most recently as a senior defensive assistant under Lovie Smith with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014-15.

And he can change it, though he said his primary motivation is to prove to himself that I can play in this league.

DaQuan Jones Jersey Four months after the trade, and following聽a four-year extension that features $71 million in guaranteed salary, Smith’s acclimation to his new surroundings remains in its infancy.

We’re already throwing a lot at him,Gruden said. No huddle, two-minute, red zone. You know he’s been well-coached by (Jim) Harbaugh, and Andy Reid. And he’s been through the ringer as a player.

Reid and Jon Gruden, Jay’s brother and the Raiders coach,聽share West Coast Offense roots having coached together in Green Bay.聽But Smith has still had plenty to learn.
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They diverged long enough ago that聽they’re both like Latin-based languages, but it’s kind of like Italian and Spanish,Smith told USA TODAY Sports after Wednesday’s practice. It’s a different language, but certainly the structure of the playbook and how we call plays and do things, there’s some carry-over there.

Outside of football, things also remain far from settled. Smith is still living at an area Residence Inn. He and his wife have found a home, Justin Patton Youth jersey but it’s not yet ready for them to move in.聽With Smith’s two sons in school up until last Friday, he spent the offseason聽commuting between northern Virginia and Kansas City.

But Smith counts that as a blessing of sorts, as聽the time away from family has allowed聽him to focus squarely on football.