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MLB rumors: Red Sox dumping DH Hanley Ramirez

Apparently having the best record and team batting average isn’t enough for the Boston Red Sox.
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The Boston Globe reports the Red Sox are parting ways with DH Hanley Ramirez, designating him for assignment.

The move is a bit of a shocker. The Red Sox have a one-game lead over the Yankees in the AL East and own the best record (34-16) in the majors. Boston also leads the majors with a.266 team batting average, and is about to get back former AL MVP Dustin Pedroia, with the second baseman making his season debut this weekend against the Atlanta Braves.

Ramirez is hitting.254 this year with 6 home runs and 29 RBI.

This could also open up some at-bats for Blake Swihart, whose agent had requested a trade last week because of a lack of playing time.

Arians, 65, went 50-32-1 as the coach of the Cardinals and spent the better part of the last 30 years in the NFL.

Limited Womens Cal Clutterbuck Jersey I always hoped that broadcasting would be an option after I retired from coaching as a way to stay involved with this great game,Arians said in a release. I am thrilled to have that opportunity with such a class organization as CBS Sports. As I begin my new career in the broadcast booth, I am excited to join Greg, Trent and Jamie and look forward to learning from them, as well as sharing my passion and knowledge for the game with the fans.

Game Kids Fred Biletnikoff Jersey The best hope of ending that drought came around the same time Green first began gulping his milk-based shakes. The 2015 Bengals were Womens Mike Adams Jersey minutes away from posting a first-round win over the archrival Steelers before an epic meltdown from which Cincinnati still hasn’t recovered.

The slide continued last year with the Bengals never getting above.500 before being eliminated from postseason contention. It appeared coach Marvin Lewis had finally run out of time to get that elusive playoff win after 16 seasons on the job.

Phillies top Braves as NL East upstarts meet in early-season showdown

The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves left spring training with the label of fashionable young teams on the upswing, but it was hard to know precisely how that improvement might translate in the standings. Realistically, this season was supposed to be about patience, continued development and taking the steps necessary to try to supplant the (potentially) post-Bryce Harper Washington Nationals at the top of the National League East in 2019.

Parra homered into the left-field pavilion leading off the fifth, tying the score at 1.

Fifteen minutes had passed since the Rockets had rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors 95-92 to even the Western Conference finals at 2-2. Morey’s face looked pale. His cheeks were flush. Thoughts and words were hard to string together after such an intense game.

“I ended up walking outside. I couldn’t take it,” Morey said. His wife, Ellen, stayed inside to watch the end of the game and text him with updates.

Morey is always a wreck during games, but this was another level. This 65-win team might be the best he has ever assembled, and a loss Tuesday could’ve been catastrophic.

Instead, Chris Paul, the point guard who’d come to Houston with the hopes of vanquishing his playoff demons, rallied his team in the fourth quarter to save the Rockets’ season. He scored eight of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, shrugging off a painful right foot injury that has hampered his mobility all series.
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Jim Kelly healing, with more surgery scheduled for June

Jim Kelly is healing from a grueling surgery in March to remove oral cancer from his upper jaw, and the Hall of Fame quarterback will undergo a follow-up procedure next month.
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Golden State led 80-70 after a 34-point third quarter. Stephen Curry had another 17-point explosion and it seemed as if the Warriors were about to coast to a commanding 3-1 series lead. The defending champions had won an NBA record 16 straight playoff games at home. They had won 39 of the 40 games this season in which they led by 10 or more points entering the fourth quarter.

Seattle traded Testerman to Washington in 1979 for draft picks, and he played five games for Miami in 1980. He attempted a comeback with the USFL two years later before retiring.

Testerman saw action in 49 games with 27 starts in his career, gaining 1,459 yards from scrimmage and scoring seven touchdowns.

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ESPN: You’ve known Lou since you were a teenager. When he was announced as a senior advisor, that meant he was gone, right?
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Shanahan: I don’t think Lou would have signed a contract three years ago if he didn’t think that was a possibility [he could stay]. Things can change. People can feel differently three or four years down the road. I knew that was certainly a possibility. I thought he was energized coming to Toronto. If he wanted to take on a new challenge, that’s entirely up to him. I think [the Islanders] are a good fit for him. And I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Lou.

He’s ahead of the game. He’s looking good, Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. We’re feeling really good about his prognosis as far as getting started. There’s no need to rush it. He’s been doing great in meetings. He’s answering every question in meetings. He’s out here, focused, doing everything we want him to do.

The Bears are looking for a big step forward from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the offense in general in Trubisky’s second season and a healthy Robinson is a major part of the plan to make that happen.

Browns sign DeMarquis Gates

The Browns announced they signed linebacker DeMarquis Gates on Tuesday.
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Wagner’s support of Thomas is also Jake McGee Womens Jersey notable because of the tiff they got into last season following a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Rams in December. Wagner took exception to Thomas telling reporters after the game that Wagner shouldn’t have been playing on an injured hamstring. He shot back at Thomas on Twitter, quickly deleted the tweet and later said he regretted how he mishandled the situation.

Limited Kids Vancouver Canucks Jersey When that incident was jokingly brought up in the 710 ESPN Seattle interview, Wagner laughed and called it water under the bridge.

The reaction to the idea on social media was both brisk and negative.

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Some owners, including Jerry Jones, have remained firm in their belief that all players should stand for the national anthem. The Cowboys are one of only a handful of teams that have not had a player kneel during the anthem.

Everyone knows my position on that, Jones said two weeks ago. And so we’ll give the kind of sensitivity and thought and discussion that it deserves, and we’ll come up with a league-wide, going forward, position. But I reiterate that everybody knows where I stand on it.

On the offensive side, we just didn’t pressure these guys enough, manager Mike Scioscia said.

Angels outfielder Chris Young misplayed Russell Martin’s first-inning line drive, allowing two runs to score and ending the longest active errorless streak in the major leagues at 236 games. Morales followed with his fourth home run this season.

What it means: Supreme Court strikes down PASPA law that limited sports betting

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of New Jersey on Monday聽effectively killed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the federal law that essentially limited sports betting to one state for the last 25 years.
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Many are expected to move quickly to establish sports betting as a means to increase their respective coffers.聽West Virginia聽Lottery general counsel聽Danielle Boyd told Legal Sports Report聽that the state 鈥?which already passed a law to authorize sports betting 鈥?could have sports betting within 90 days of PASPA’s repeal.聽

That’s the news every one of these states was waiting for,聽sports and gambling law attorney聽Daniel Wallach聽told聽USA TODAY聽Sports. Every one of these states’ legislative measures hinged on the finding of the Supreme Court that PASPA is unconstitutional. The ruling allows the states to legislate immediately and for all such laws to become effective immediately.聽 聽

West Virginia is among 17 states that has聽passed or have bills making their way through state legislatures to legalize sports betting upon PASPA’s repeal, according to the AGA. New Jersey and Mississippi are two other states Wallach said he sees moving the quickest to allow betting.聽聽

Why drive anywhere when you can open聽an app on your phone and place your bet right there?
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Imagine a day when hundreds of Giants fans are placing that legal bet from their seats inside MetLife Stadium as聽their favorite team prepares to take the field for the opening kickoff. That would have Magnus Paajarvi Jersey seemed unthinkable even just a few years ago given the attitudes toward betting in this country.

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The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Murphy v. NCAA is a landmark moment for American sports and how we consume them. This doesn’t just pave the way for聽 legalized sports betting in New Jersey, but does so for all states — and, make no mistake, Pennsylvania and New York and the rest are not going to let us have a little monopoly here.聽

The聽 NFL and the other professional leagues, the ones who have fought this battle in court for years,聽will quickly come around, too. They’ll want a piece of the action like everybody else — they are already lobbying states to give them an integrity fee as part of any legislation — and they’re going to discover that this聽decision was plenty good for their business, too.聽

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After drafting Rashaad Penny, Seahawks got a trade offer for him

Usually, when teams talk trade on draft night, they’re talking about trading for a pick, so they can draft a player. But on Thursday night, the Seahawks got an offer to trade a player they had just drafted.

Seahawks GM John Schneider said that in a first, he got a call after drafting running back Rashaad Penny from a team that had wanted Penny and hoped to execute a trade for him.

“We had a team call us and try to acquire him after we selected him,” Schneider said, via Scott Barrett. “I’ve never had that before.”

Nunez broke into MLB with the Yankees, playing 270 games over the course of four seasons from 2010 through 201He played three seasons with the Minnesota Twins before joining the Giants in 2016.

While a Yankees reunion was never truly in the cards, Nunez said he still loves coming back to New York.

A lot of family here. A lot of friends., he said. My brother lives here, and it’s a great city.

Nunez started all three games of this week’s series against the Yankees, and he scored both Boston runs in a 3-2 Yankees win on Tuesday.

Jacksonville Beach police arrested and charged a local high school student with burglary, trespassing and grand theft after he allegedly tried to steal a pickup truck belonging to the Jaguars quarterback. 

The incident occurred Wednesday night while Bortles was at a party hosted by center Brandon Linder. 

The news first was reported by WJXT-4 in Jacksonville.

Bortles’ new Ford F-150 pickup was unlocked with the keys in it when police say Joseph Horton, 18, attempted to drive away in it. However, he was blocked by other cars, according to witnesses who told police the act was recorded on surveillance video. 

Horton later made his way into the house, where Bortles and others were able to keep an eye on him until police arrived. 

The high school student was arrested without incident.
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Giants see Saquon Barkley’s receiving skills as his most impressive asset

The Giants have been questioned in some quarters for using the second overall pick in the draft on a running back, Saquon Barkley. Does it make sense to put that kind of value on a runner in a passing league?

Last month, the Red Sox did the same when the clubs played three at Fenway Park, so after six meetings they’re both 3-

And how about this:

The Red Sox had their best start ever this season, winning 17 of their first 19 before splitting their next 18 games, and the Yankees did the same in reverse, splitting the first 18 before winning 17 of 19.

While Patricia may feel he’s within his rights to do that, it’s the dumbest thing he could have done – especially in 2018 when the odds of something like that remaining a secret were less than zero. 

Patricia took the indignant road on Thursday, chastising the news media for pursuing a story thatfor the sole purpose of hurting my family, my friends and this organization with the intention of trying to damage my character and credibility. 

But if anything damaged Patricia’s character and credibility, it wasn’t a fuzzy accusation from 22 years ago. It was his strident belief that he’d never have to answer for it again.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association referred the allegations to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, a spokesman confirmed.

NJSIAA is aware of the situation and, as per our sportsmanship policy, has notified the NJ Division on Civil Rights, NJSIAA spokesman Mike Cherenson said in an email. He did not have more information on the allegations.

Does Broncos HC Vance Joseph deserve the benefit of the doubt?

Ever since he was hired, Vance Joseph has drawn a lot of hostility from Denver Broncos fans. The 2017 season didn’t help things either and just made it even worse.
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His voice was restored and he used it. For someone who is considered a talent evaluator, this is huge for him as a coach and it’s big for the team.

Joseph will also get more of a say over the roster, depth chart, and playing time. Last year this power was largely handed to the coordinators, despite two of them being rookie coordinators.

There were changes last year that Joseph wanted to make, and make earlier than they eventually were, but the power for him to do so wasn’t there. That has changed.

The Patriots are always smart about getting compensatory picks, which are awarded to teams that lose more free agents, and especially more expensive free agents, than they sign. It’s no surprise to see the atop the list of compensatory picks.

But the Rams’ presence at the top may surprise a lot of people, because the Rams made offseason headlines by attracting a lot of players. How can the Rams get so many compensatory picks after an offseason dominated by headlines about the Rams bringing in big-name players?
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Who’s next:聽Seattle star Earl Thomas turned 29 Monday, but his stellar game has shown little slippage. His four-year, $40 million deal is up after this season, so he’s primed to reclaim Ryan Getzlaf Jersey his previous standing as the top-paid safety from Berry. But Thomas will be challenged next year by Giants Pro Bowler Landon Collins, who can’t match Thomas’ ranginess and impact as a deep safety, but is a do-it-all type who, more importantly, is only 24.

ESPN currently pays $100 million for the right to televised wild-card game.

Kelvin Beachum: We won’t know about Sam Darnold until he gets hit in the mouth
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Jets CEO Christopher Johnson made a bold proclaimation about the Jets’ decision to draft quarterback Sam Darnold this week when he said people will look back in 20 years and see it as the moment the Jets became a great team.

Yet all non-athlete students can earn or accept any amount of money in a chosen field and still be a college student in good standing. The report states that one has only to ask those who finance their own educations the value of the benefit to an athlete, ignoring that scholarship musicians, scholarship English majors, scholarship art majors or the countless others on scholarship get the same valuable benefit and opportunity without any restriction on what they can earn or accept in the marketplace.

Although it is undeniable that a college scholarship is valuable and a wonderful thing, nowhere in the report does it address that non-athlete students are unrestricted but their peer students are subject to a cartel restriction. The moralizing in the report was disappointing.
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Bridgewater is guaranteed $500,000 from the Jets, which won’t buy him more than a chance to show that he’s healthy enough to factor into decisions with Josh McCown and Sam Darnold at quarterback. The longer it takes for Bridgewater to take full advantage of that chance, the less likely that he’ll be sticking around into the regular season.

Agents can be certified and regulated with relative ease, and players should be allowed to sign agreements with certified agents. Of course, the commission should have anticipated that agents will also be providing advice on where a player should go to college and will have the ability to advise players to attend schools in package deals, too.

Mark Ingram鈥檚 potential absence comes at good spot on the schedule

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The Saints open with home games against the Bucs and Browns before hitting the road for games against the Falcons and Giants. The game at Atlanta will be a stiff test regardless of whether Ingram plays. The other three games are objectively winnable.

Just how quickly Acuna develops — how long it takes him to become the perennial All-Star that he’s projected to be — remains to be seen. In the meantime, five days before the Atlanta Braves were most likely, definitely, probably, certainly, maybe, undoubtedly going to call him up to the big leagues, Womens Troy Polamalu Jersey he was still in Triple-A. Slump or no slump, he wasn’t planning on staying.

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Not in the traditional sense of the word, mind you. Not in the way a typical 20-year-old player scuffles, because almost nothing Acuna does resembles the behavior of a typical 20-year-old player.

The best prospect in baseball gets advice from Robinson Cano, nicknames from Starling Marte and free shoes from a guy who answers to the name of Rio. He also gets hits as if he’s allergic to outs. And yet, here he is, five days before the Atlanta Braves will most likely, definitely, probably, certainly, maybe, undoubtedly call him up to the big leagues, scuffling against Triple-A pitching.