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He referred the Observer to Fuller, who did not respond to messages left Wednesday afternoon.

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Aldridge was a combined 9-of-21 (43 percent) from the field when guarded by McGee in the series. If you exclude Aldridge’s spectacular Game 2 outing, he went 4-of-15 against McGee in all other games.

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The next test will be a second-round clash with the New Orleans Pelicans and superstar Anthony Davis. Kerr hasn’t divulged his starting center for the series, but all signs point to McGee remaining in the starting lineup to match up with Davis.

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Patriots fans seem to want to know if he’s definitely playing, though. And, according to a very unscientific poll conducted on Twitter, New Englanders are kind of growing tired of Gronkowski’s act.

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While nothing was guaranteed, the optics were certainly different last year when the Lions opted to move on from long-term backup Dan Orlovsky. Rudock, a sixth-round choice in 2016 who spent much of his first season on the practice squad, only had to fend off the challenge of rookie Brad Kaaya. The conclusion was never really in doubt throughout the offseason.

Looking at the Cassel addition through a league-wide scope, the backup quarterback position was one of the most important in the NFL last year.

Case Keenum filled in, and eventually took over for an injured Sam Bradford in Minnesota, leading the Vikings to a division title and the NFC championship game. There, they fell short the Philadelphia Eagles, who rode the arm of backup quarterback Nick Foles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship.

Quinn said those success stories did not factor into the Cassel signing.

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Watkins, who graduates this spring, announced on social media that he was searching for a new program, where he would be eligible to play in the fall as a graduate transfer.

There will be several more hurdles to clear, particularly those that involve a live defense across the line and ready to take Cook down to the turf. For now, three months before the toil and sweat of training camp arrives, there’s plenty to celebrate.

This is kind of the fun part again for him to get back on the field to feel like a football player again, Sugarman said.

As for Cousins, the past week has been about beginning the process of learning the offense and more importantly his new teammates.

He recently hosted wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs for a couple of days in the Atlanta area, where Cousins spends most of his offseason.

Becoming the leader can’t be forced, even though this will unquestionably be his team come fall.

Coach Bill Belichick must have been pleased with the meeting, as agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN that it was very positive and Rob is committed .

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While Gronkowski remained silent on his 2018 plans, rumors surfaced suggesting he would consider leaving football for a career as a big-screen action hero or professional wrestler.
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After skipping voluntary workouts last week, Gronkowski added fuel to the fire with a bizarre promotional news conference that cited dirt-biking as the reason for his continued absence.

Although Gronkowski is not yet 30 years old, his body has been ravaged by a litany of injuries that now includes a late-season concussion on top of multiple surgeries to his back, knee and forearm. It’s natural that he would take time to weigh the positives and negatives of another season absorbing blows from other behemoths.

The primary motivation for his offseason behavior, however, might be financial.

NFL free agency rumors: Ravens’ offer to WR Willie Snead ends Dez Bryant talk

The Ravens have signed restricted free-agent wide receiver Willie Snead of the Saints to a two-year, potential $10 million offer sheet, ESPN.com reported, citing an unidentified source.

It appears the Saints aren’t likely to match the offer during the five-day window, thus not only making Snead a Raven but also likely ending the chances that Baltimore would sign Dez Bryant, in whom they expressed interest when he was released this week by the Cowboys.

Snead’s offer is worth $7 million with $3.4 million in incentives and includes a $2 million signing bonus, ESPN’s source said.

An underrated slot receiver in 2015 and ’16, Snead, 25, had 141 catches for 1,879 yards and seven touchdowns in that span, but he had only eight receptions in limited time in 2017 as he was suspended three games to start the season because of a DUI and then sustained a hamstring injury.

“This guy’s good. This guy’s going to show it. He’s going to show up,” Maddon said, “and the thing (is) as a manager, as a coach, I’m just trying to get him to respect this pitch and then respect that next pitch, but don’t try to over-evaluate it or make it more complicated than that because your stuff, I don’t know, top 10 in baseball probably.”

Brent Suter (1-2, 5.68 ERA) pitches for Milwaukee. The left-hander is 0-2 with a 5.75 ERA in his last four starts.

It was the Sharks’ worst loss in playoff history. Detroit blanked San Jose 6-0 in the 1995 Western Conference semifinals.

“We had a laundry list of issues today,” San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. “It’s obviously not pretty, we know we have to do better across the board. It’s on us to respond now.”

Eakin started the scoring barrage when he deflected Brayden McNabb’s wrist shot from the point past Jones 4:31 into the game. Before the public-address announcer could trumpet the game’s first goal, Haula finished Tuch’s rush to the net 26 seconds later with a sniper past Jones to double Vegas’ lead.

Marchessault made it 3-0 when he fired a shot from inside the circle past Jones, notching his first career playoff goal. Tuch capped the scoring in the opening period when he sliced through four defenders, made a swift move to his forehand for a wrist shot that beat Jones for a power-play goal.

Jones’ night ended 3:28 into the second when Smith threaded a pass to Theodore, who promptly tipped it into the twine to give Vegas a 5-0 lead.

While Kane was called for a game misconduct, Joe Pavelski went off at the same time for slashing, giving Vegas a 5-3 edge on the ice. The Golden Knights took full advantage, as Miller’s one-timer blazed past Dell to make it 6-0 at 4:32 of the third.
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Harden torched the Timberwolves for 44 points on 15-of-26 shooting, including 7-of-12 from 3-point range. The rest of the Rockets made only 3 of 25 3-point attempts — a rare 12 percent brickfest for a team that broke its own year-old record for 3s made in a season — but Elvis Dumervil Womens Jersey Harden was simply too good to let eighth-seeded Minnesota start the series by sneaking out an upset.

Another day for James, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said of the NBA’s season scoring leader. He’s done it all year. He really stepped up. We were struggling to make shots, struggling to really have any kind of rhythm of play, and James put us on his back. He’s been doing it for a while now.

Time after time, The Beard hit big shots when momentum seemed to be swaying to Minnesota’s side. Soon after the Timberwolves took a lead midway through the fourth quarter, Harden re-entered the game and immediately went on a do-it-himself 7-0 run, hitting a floater off the glass, driving for a layup and drilling a pull-up 3 in transition.

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And in a matchup against the Jazz, a team centered on a rookie, the Thunder entered with the two best players in the series.

But George’s ability to elevate himself is what keeps the Thunder scary. There is no playoff version of Russell Westbrook — there’s just Russell Westbrook — but he can rise and fall in terms of efficiency and decision-making. Anthony is a threat to hit batches of 3s and could be a reliable crunch-time option in isolation when possessions stall out, but he has accepted and embraced a role playing off of his co-stars.

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Once again, Tom Brady has started and ended the NFL year with the most sales in NFL merchandise.
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The Patriots quarterback started and ended the season on top of the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List, which marks the second time in three seasons he has finished No. 1.

The merchandise was tracked from March 1, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2018. It marks the fifth time Brady has topped a quarterly NFLPA sales list and twice with him starting and ending the year on top.

Like Hester, Forte is a player whose impact may soon be a rarity. In an age when many teams feature multiple backs, Forte retired after 10 years with 14,468 yards from scrimmage, the most by any NFL player during the past decade.
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Going into the NFL, I knew it was a production-based league and consistency is better than peaks and valleys, Forte said. So I wanted to be the best at all times and be available at all times for my teammates and my team.

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan break down the second-round playoff matchups that have been set, and give their top candidates for the Conn Smythe. Plus, Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon and longtime Penguins beat writer Rob Rossi. Listen 禄

Goaltending. After a shaky few weeks leading up to the playoffs, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy posted a .941 save percentage overall and a .945 at even strength in an impressive performance against the Christian Yelich Jersey Devils. Tuukka Rask … well, he didn’t do much to quiet the drumbeat of his critics, with a first-round performance that yielded an .899 save percentage and a 2.94 goals-against average. (Rask did have a .913 save percentage at even strength.) Advantage: Lightning
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Special teams. The Lightning were 5-for-25 against the Devils on the power play, after finishing third in the NHL during the regular season at 23.9 percent. But the penalty kill was quite ordinary in the regular season, finishing 28th in the league (76.1 percent). The Lightning were 16-of-19 against the Devils.

The Bruins were 7-for-22 on the power play against the Leafs, after finishing fourth in the NHL during the regular season (23.5). The Bruins were only 11-for-15 on the kill against Toronto but were a sterling 83.7 percent in the regular season. Advantage: Bruins

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The Dolphins are sufficiently interested in drafting a first-round quarterback that they’re doing some damage control with their current quarterback.
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As they consider the possibility of taking a quarterback, and perhaps even moving into the top 10 to get one, the Dolphins told Ryan Tannehill that they’re committed to him as their starting quarterback in 2018 even if they draft another quarterback, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

I saw [Mayfield] at Kansas this year, in the OU-Kansas game. You’re darn right he’s a good quarterback, no matter how tall he is. Some would say he’s too short, but I would ask you: How tall is Russell Wilson? How tall is Chase Daniel? Kai Forbath Jersey Dorsey told Sports Illustrated. He downplayed Mayfield’s 2017 arrest for public intoxication, crotch-grab at the Kansas sideline and planting of a flag on Ohio State’s Block O.

Every young man will make a mistake in his life, I bet you, Dorsey told Cleveland.com. And I think he’s very remorseful of that mistake and I think he’s moved forward from that, and he’s trying to make himself a better person, going through the process.

With two top-four picks, they could be trying to induce another team to deal for either pick.

May be a pretty good bet, but seriously we all know it’s a convenient place to be, Jones said. I don’t know of anybody maybe other than me that’s had more boos than Roger has. I know about how that works. I do hope we can be positive in our reception. We are going to do something pretty special and he did have a final say in that.

We’ll find out on Thursday night, but there may not be too many people joining Jones in a bet on a big hug for Goodell.

A spokesperson for Turner Sports acknowledged there could be multiple reasons for the drop in viewership, including the fact fans might have turned the game off once Villanova started running away with it, but said the network strives to accurately portray the number that Nielsen generates.

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I think one of the best examples happened on Super Sunday where, depending on how you do the numbers, either NBC had the least-watched Super Bowl in nine years or it was an all-time TV record, Crupi said of February’s Super Bowl LII, which averaged 103.4 million viewers, the lowest margin since 2009.

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Jaguars haven’t made a decision yet on Dante Fowler’s option

The Jaguars have done pretty well in the draft in recent years, but the jury is still out on the third overall pick from three years ago. And so the Jaguars admit they’ve yet to decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on defensive end Dante Fowler‘s contract.

Fowler tore an ACL during rookie minicamp in 2015, only days after he was picked. He had four sacks in 2016 and eight in 2017.

This is a good week to track the happenings from the Braves bullpen, where closer Arodys Vizcaino is already 0-for-1 in save chances and has shown shaky control, while middle relievers A.J. Minter, Sam Freeman, Peter Moylan and Daniel Winkler have all outpitched him. Minter’s electric stuff is a great Week 3 match for a Phillies lineup that has a lot of swing-and-miss in it, and for a New York Mets team that gets a good amount of production from left-handed hitters. If there’s to be a performance-related closer change in this next week-plus, Atlanta’s is one to monitor closely.

On Sunday, Mora took to Twitter to call out those who question Rosen’s talent or commitment, and went as far as to say that the quarterback could prove to be a Hall of Fame talent.

This is called conviction, and Accorsi had it for Roethlisberger and Eli Manning — just as he did, years earlier, in his NFL apprenticeship in Baltimore, watching one of his heroes, Johnny Unitas, up close and, in 1983, when he drafted John Elway.

If he had not been able to engineer a trade with the Chargers in the tense early moments of the 2004 draft, Accorsi would have moved on from the disappointment of not landing Eli Manning and selected Big Ben. Accorsi viewed both players as franchise-defining quarterbacks and, with the benefit of history as a guide, he was correct in that assessment. Preferring Manning to Roethlisberger, Accorsi said, was a “hairline” distinction.海鹰53

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One of the easiest is the one that the Titans have to make. Quarterback Marcus Mariota was their top pick that year as they tried to find a long-term answer at starting quarterback. Mariota’s had some ups and downs in his first three seasons, but the Titans made the playoffs last year and he’s shown enough signs of future success that keeping him for a fifth year likely didn’t require much contemplation.

The Bruins outshot the Maple Leafs 42-30 but their top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, so dominant in the first two games, did not get a point in Game 3.

I don’t think they’ll be frustrated at all, Boston coach Bruce Cassidy. They’ve been through — Pasta not as much, the other two have been through — a lot of playoffs. Sometimes it’s going to go your way. Sometimes it’s not. Pasta had a lot of good looks that he’s going to finish. We saw it in the first two games. Clearly, it’s going to give them motivation. It should. When you Authentic David Rundblad Jersey keep them off the scoresheet, it’ll be talked about. At the end of the day, I don’t think it’ll bother them one bit.

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According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was in the locker room Monday, a pretty good indication he was taking a pre-draft visit.

Antetokounmpo got free for a dunk. But Horford was steady again after being fouled, connecting on two more from the line with 15.2 seconds left.

Out of a timeout, Brogdon got free on the wing and drained a 3 with 10.3 to play to tie it at 96.

Rozier dribbled the clock down before crossing over Eric Bledsoe, stepping back and swishing an apparent game-winner with a half-second showing the clock.

But after a Milwaukee timeout advanced the ball to half court, Middleton matched it with his own 3 over Brown as time expired.

Both teams are going to keep fighting, Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. That’s what this series is going to be. Each little play is going to matter.

Suh, who arrived this year with a one-year, $14 million contract to play for the Rams, has been announced as the new No. 93. Westbrooks, who is set to make $1.25 million this season, will now wear No. 95.

There’s no immediate word on what Suh did to convince Westbrooks to give him the jersey number that Suh wore both with the Dolphins and at Nebraska, but players often buy numbers from other players, and that’s presumably what Suh did on his new team.

James made his first five attempts and scored Cleveland’s first 16 points, making a pair of 3-pointers and then picking up assists on 3s by Love and Korver. James outscored the Pacers 20-18 in the first 12 minutes.

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