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Former Patriots, Colts coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

Devastated to hear the passing of my coach and great friend Ron Meyer. My mom and I loved Coach Meyer. He was a great man. Coach and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

How much fun are you having in the Saints offense, especially with the running game and watching rookie Alvin Kamara?

Ginn: “I’m having a lot of fun. It’s been a blessing, 11 years in this game and still having an opportunity to play.

“It’s been a blessing to come onto this squad and witness some of the things I’ve witnessed outside of Kamara coming in as a rookie doing the things that he (does), sparking a guy like Mark (Ingram) in the backfield, wanting to do better. Drew doing the things he (does).

“After having a couple years they’ve had in the past, it just shows what type of organization this is. It shows what they were trying to do in the draft; what they did in free agency; it just shows they wanted to win. They put some great guys together and we’re just having a ball.”

Del Rio said after the game that Cooper was OK, though in the league’s concussion protocol, but the Raiders coach clearly was upset with the hit that knocked his wide receiver unconscious in Sunday’s brawl-marred 21-14 victory.

“It was a vicious hit,” Del Rio told reporters (via NBC Sports Bay Area). “It’s the kind we’re trying to remove from our game, quite frankly. You see less and less of those. I’m sure the league will take a hard look at it. Those are the kinds of impact hits that don’t need to be a part of our game right now. The guy is clearly defensive less and got targeted right in the head. There’s a chance to hit in the strike zone and be somewhere else and not be there like that.”

After catching a pass over the middle in the second quarter, Cooper ducked his head and shoulders as Broncos safety Darian Stewart closed in and delivered a hard head-down blow with his shoulder into the back of Cooper’s head and his neck.

Goligoski rattled the cage behind Crawford on a power-play shot in the second period.

The Coyotes (7-21-5) were coming off a 1-0 loss at Columbus on Saturday night, but they skated right with the Blackhawks for most of the game.

Kevin Connauton had an open backhander stopped by Crawford with about eight minutes left in the second.

Over the past three seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Arrieta is 54-24 with a 2.71 ERA, second only to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in that span. One MLB executive told ESPN he’s under the impression Boras is seeking a long-term contract in the $200 million range for Arrieta, but Boras said he has not set any specific parameters with teams.

Boston got within 12 in the fourth quarter before Portis hit a 20-footer and Mirotic made a 3 to make it 90-73 with just under eight minutes left. The Bulls remained in control the rest of the way.

Mirotic came through with 16 points as Chicago grabbed a 56-42 halftime lead. Portis scored 15 in the first half.

The Bulls wiped out a four-point deficit and led 52-34 after a 24-2 run in the second quarter. Portis scored 10 during that stretch, nailing two 3s, and Mirotic finished it with a short hook.

Undrafted out of Washington in 1978, Moon played for the Oilers, Vikings, Seahawks and Chiefs and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He was the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 1989, but has since been involved in multiple scandals related to women.canadiens_809_c5dc1a389d1c1dc2-168x168

Holiday saves Pelicans in 131-124 win over 76ers

76ers: Embiid, whose playing time had been limited since offseason knee surgery, was expected to play in New Orleans after sitting out in Cleveland on Saturday night. … Covington was ruled out because of a back injury stemming from his leap into the stands in Cleveland a night earlier. … Guard T.J. McConnell also was scratched with a left shoulder sprain. … Amir Johnson and Trevor Booker each had 16 points for the Sixers. … Dario Saric had 13 points and 11 rebounds. … Richaun Holmes scored 12 points.

The teams were tied at 92 after regulation as Andrew Harrison blocked Westbrook’s 3-point attempt at the end of the fourth.

Alex Abrines, starting for the injured Paul George, made two 3-pointers in the early stages of overtime to keep Oklahoma City tied with Memphis. Abrines would match Westbrook’s 20 points to lead the Thunder — the 20 points was Abrines’ career-high. He converted 6 of 8 from outside the arc.

“I just felt confident this morning,” Abrines said, “and I hit the first three (3-pointers) I shot, so that gave me a lot of confidence.”

Tyreke Evans led Memphis with 29 points and 13 rebounds, while Marc Gasol finished with 22 points. Ben McLemore contributed a season-best 17 points as the Grizzlies lost their third straight and 14th of the last 15.

The Bucks built a 22-point fourth-quarter advantage, but Utah pulled to 95-86 on a 3-pointer by Donovan Mitchell with 4:05 to play. Bledsoe answered with a triple on the other end, and the Bucks closed out the game on a 22-14 run.

Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with 20 points and nine rebounds. Alec Burks added 20 points.

“The way we started the game was terrible,” Mitchell said. “We came out flat, gave up transition points that we never give up. We just didn’t look like us.”canadiens_002_5139df3c8811ee56-140x140

Evans’ comments came a day after Jeter said Miami was yet to decide whether to trade Stanton.

Tuukka Rask has rediscovered his game and the Boston Bruins are starting to become the type of team they want to be in front of him — one that’s tough defensively.

I say “should” because the refs ended up blowing the play dead for no damn reason at all, stopping the play before Fowler could get in the end zone.

“He’s obviously passionate about winning, he’s passionate about the game and really presented himself extremely well,” Evans said. “He had a lot of questions for us and I thought our meeting went well. But again it’s a tough decision for him. He may take a lot of time before he’s ready to make that call.”

On Wednesday, Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station, KNBR, that the club reached agreement on a potential trade for Stanton after team executives gathered with the outfielder and his representatives in “a good meeting” last week.

San Francisco, which won World Series titles in 2010, ’12 and ’14, is coming off a surprising last-place finish in the NL West at 64-98 to avoid the club’s first 100-loss season since 1985.

Apple, 22, has been the subject of much discussion this season. One source told ESPN that he is disliked within the organization. Another source described him as “being in the doghouse.” That makes sense, given that he has been shelved the past four weeks and has started only seven games this season.

The Giants have been in no rush for Apple to return, despite starting Ross Cockrell and Brandon Dixon at cornerback, with Rodgers-Cromartie playing the slot.

“He’s cool with me because I understand. I used to be that guy. You feel me?” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “When you’re going through stuff, sometimes you don’t know how to act out, so you act a certain way. I get that. It takes someone to hone in and make you feel loved.mariners_749

Mirotic, Portis lead way, Bulls blow out Celtics 108-85

Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are starting to draw attention for their play together instead of their fight with each other.

Mirotic scored 24 points, Portis added a career-high 23 and the Chicago Bulls blew out Boston 108-85 on Monday night with Celtics star Kyrie Irving sidelined because of a bruised left quadriceps.

“I still feel for Fizz, and what he, unfortunately, had to go through here. That’s my brother, and you want him to have a fair shot at it,” Spoelstra said, adding: “He’s going to get another opportunity.”

“Yo, Snowflakes. Quit preaching,” he tweeted Tuesday. “The Violent World of Sam Huff sold NFL football to the masses. The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders gave us a little sex with our violence. Deal with it!”

Violence in the game has been a hot topic for several years now with the new information on the long-term effects of concussions and the pain-killer addiction much of the NFL has dealt with for years, but it became a particularly hot topic after Monday night’s game between the Steelers and the Bengals.

In the game, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury, after which he could not feel his lower extremities, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster took out Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict with a brutal block, and Bengals safety George Iloka was called for unnecessary roughness on a hit to the head of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.


Beyond his production, Sutton’s size is impressive to NFL scouts.

Sutton in the 2017 regular season recorded 62 catches for 1,017 yards and 12 touchdowns, bringing his college career total to 189 catches for 3,152 yards and 31 touchdowns.

ESPN has learned that the warrant to seize records and money was issued by federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York. Officials there declined to comment, citing office policy against confirming or denying the existence of an investigation.

ESPN has learned that two pools, blue and red, were each capped at close to 10,000 entries with a cost of $100 per entry. Those filled up so quickly that a second-chance pool was created, sources said, at $200 apiece. A high-roller survivor pool was also offered at $500 per entry. Another pool, which started midway through the season, was a second-half pool and cost $100 per entry.

Islanders D Johnny Boychuk sat out his third straight game with an undisclosed injury. Boychuk participated in the team’s morning skate and was labeled a game-time decision. … Forwards Alan Quine and Shane Prince were scratches for the Islanders. … D Taylor Chorney was a healthy scratch for the Capitals.

Toronto led by 17-2 four minutes into the first quarter, but couldn’t shake the Kings until the third when DeRozan repeatedly got into the lane and to the free throw line. He also made two late baskets in the fourth after Sacramento pulled to 90-83.

DeRozan shot 9 of 15 and was 7 of 11 on free throws while going over the 12,000-point mark for his career. He went into the day six points shy of the milestone.

Donald Trump is tweeting about Marshawn Lynch sitting during the U.S. national anthem

Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.

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Philadelphia is a 5-point road favorite in Seattle at sportsbooks monitored by The favored team is 7-2 SU and ATS in the last nine meetings between the Eagles and the Seahawks.

It’s been 10 years since Sean Taylor died of a gunshot wound that severed his femoral artery at his home in Florida. Today, we remember Taylor as one of the NFL’s most talented safeties, who always played with a viciousness and passion that was unmatched.

Taylor played for Miami Hurricanes teams in the early 2000s that produced loads of NFL talent. Seventeen players from the 2001 team that he was on were drafted in the first-round of the NFL draft from 2002-2006. He then took his swagger from the U, and made an immediate impact with Washington.orioles_005

2018 NFL Draft watch: Marquee matchups help sort out top prospects

Each week during this year’s college football regular season we will highlight some of the top draft-eligible performers from around the country.

Field goal, Carolina. Christian McCaffrey makes a short run and Newton throws an incomplete pass following the near interception. Graham Gano enters and kicks a 40-yard field goal to put the Panthers ahead 3-0.

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A day after the Hall released the names of 33 players on the 2018 ballot, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan sent a letter to voters with a list of three criteria he thinks should disqualify future candidates for admission to the shrine.

Tremaine Edmunds, OLB, Virginia Tech The junior outside linebacker is projected to go in the first round, and he showed why in a 20-14 win over Pittsburgh. The 6-5, 236 pounder tallied seven sacks (five solo), along with 2 1/2 tackles for loss.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State Barkley made waves by saying after Penn State’s 56-44 win over Nebraska that he plans to play in the team’s bowl game this year, but his performance during the game shows why he could be the No. 1 overall pick. Barkley rushed for 158 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns on the ground, and for good measure, he also caught six passes for 66 yards.

We’re back for the second half in Carolina. The Panthers will start the period with the ball.

Atlanta’s deal with South Korean shortstop Ji-Hwan Bae, which also called for a $300,000 signing bonus, was rejected by MLB because the sides agreed to compensation outside the contract.

The Panthers head into the locker room with a 10-point lead. Newton already has 145 passing yards as well as a touchdown. Carolina has outgained Miami 220-118

Touchdown, Carolina. The Panthers take advantage of Cutler’s mistake and take a 17-7 lead. Newton finds Ed Dickson on a post route for a 7-yard touchdown just before halftime.

He was forced to resign after his 11th season with the Braves and second full year as general manager. He began his time with the Braves in 2006 when he oversaw quantitative analysis and baseball information initiatives.

As for Adams and Chubb, two of the nation’s top running backs, they had a tough go of it. Adams was held to 40 yards on 16 carries in the 41-8 loss to Miami, which remained unbeaten thanks to a suffocating defense led by junior defensive back Jaquan Johnson, junior defensive lineman RJ McIntosh and senior defensive end Trent Harris.

On a day when Chubb passed Bo Jackson for fourth on the SEC’s all-time rushing list, he was limited to 27 yards on 11 carries in a 40-17 loss to Auburn as the top-ranked Bulldogs were upset in a big way.