Month: July 2017

Celtics could target Marc Gasol after signing Gordon Hayward

As Mannix notes, the Grizzlies have already lost Zach Randolph to the Kings in free agency, and Tony Allen returning to the team feels like more of a longshot with each passing day. The “Grit’N’Grind” era is coming to a quick end, and trading Gasol would signal an immediate move toward the future.

Only that spotlight is now in Des Moines, Iowa, where Schwarber is trying to Cheap Patriots Jerseys regain his batting stroke and confidence after a puzzling slump this season led the Cubs to send him to their Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

The Chicago Tribune reports Schwarber is staying positive in the wake of his June 22 demotion.

“There is no feeling sorry,” Schwarber told the Tribune. “Trust me. I did it to myself. I’m the one who was out there playing every day. This is a positive time.”

The Jets’ somewhat shocking release of Harris came less than one week after the team traded for Demario Davis, who spent his first four NFL seasons in New York and returns after one year in Cleveland. The natural assumption is that Davis will replace Harris as the strong-side linebacker in the Jets’ 3-4.

The weak-side linebacker spot still belongs to Darron Lee, the promising 2016 Cheap Personalized Jerseys first-rounder who started nine games last season and finished second on the team in tackles. The Jets re-signed both Julian Stanford and Bruce Carter to provide depth in the middle of their defense. Spencer Paysinger was brought in for depth, too.

Speaking of promising second-year players, Jordan Jenkins, last year’s third-round pick, holds down outside linebacker after starting 11 games there last season. Lorenzo Mauldin will line up opposite Jenkins and get more chances to provide an impact. Both again will be expected to aid in the pass rush on passing downs.

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NBA free agency rumors: Gordon Hayward to decide Tuesday between Heat, Jazz, Celtics

Gordon Hayward has arguably been the most intriguing free agent this season. On Tuesday, he will make his decision where to play next season, according to USA Today.

The report states that Hayward is deciding between three teams: the Cheap Paintball Jerseys And Pants Jazz, Celtics and Heat. Gordon reportedly met with members of the Jazz organization Monday, including recently acquired point guard Ricky Rubio and center Rudy Gobert.

While it appears all three teams are certainly in play, the Heat lack the obvious connections of the other two teams. The Celtics have Brad Stevens, who coached Hayward in college at Butler. The Jazz, on the other hand, drafted Hayward ninth overall in 2010.

If he gets Le’Veon Bell signed and happy, Colbert might get moved up again next year, but it’s not like he hasn’t done enough already. That includes massaging enough out of this defense-deficient roster to get the Steelers back to the AFC title game and surviving stumbles like the Martavis Bryant suspension and the Ladarius Green signing. You can’t argue with the results, and the consistent contention.

Just when you wonder if the architect of two Super Bowl winners is running on his rep alone, he reels in a Jeremy Maclin when the Ravens needed him most. For what it’s worth, despite their clear deficiencies and some ugly draft misses (hello, Matt Elam) the last few seasons, Newsome has, in fact, earned the benefit of the doubt over the years.

Hayward’s decision could have a ripple effect throughout the entire league. The team he picks could become a contender, while the teams missing out will be left with a hole in their roster.

“And of course, there was Coach Stevens: Not just for the relationship that we’ve built off the court but also for the one that we started building on the court, all of those years ago, in Indiana.”

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NBA free agency 2017: Clippers’ Blake Griffin reportedly opts out of contract

The last time Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin was involved in a public recruitment during NBA free agency, Griffin tweeted a picture of a chair barricading a door as members of the Clippers Cheap Lebron Jerseys organization attempted to keep DeAndre Jordan from signing with the Mavericks two summers ago.

Thursday night Chrisley showed up on the arm of Kennard and put it out on the interwebs that the potential lottery pick was her man.

And the 19-year-old apparently hitched her wagon to the right horse because Kennard was drafted 12th overall by the Detroit Pistons while Parsons is trying to rehab a meniscus injury.

Meanwhile the slot value for the No. 12 pick this year is $2.29 million. And with NBA wages at an all-time high, if Kennard does anything of value over the next few years he’s bound to be rolling in cash.

Chrisley may have picked herself a good one. Vanderbilt is another “everything but the jump shot” type of player, and that’s apparently coming around at Kentucky. He is a point forward who can handle it, pass it and really get after it on defense. There’s a log-jam at his position at Kentucky. The talent is the talent.

All about physical tools with Jackson. At 6-7 with a 7-3 wingspan and a terrific frame, Jackson could turn into an awesome small-ball 4 who can be effective on both ends. He needs to iron out his consistency as a jump shooter and add to his overall game, but it’s easy to see why NBA scouts have taken notice after he was invited to the combine this year.

Trier is probably going to be the most polished bucket-getter in Cheap Liverpool Jerseys the NBA Draft this year. He’s turned himself into an exceedingly high level shooter who knows how to create space for himself off the dribble. Good chance he’ll be an All-American.

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Jets owner Woody Johnson to be nominated as U.S. ambassador to the UK

After months of speculation, Jets owner Woody Johnson will be formally nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, the Cheap Jerseys Website White House announced Thursday.

Should he be approved by the senate, Johnson, 70, will remain the Jets owner but will be required to live in the United Kingdom.

Details within the contract haven’t been announced yet, and it could be interesting to see if Carr backloaded his deal. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, there is no state tax in Nevada, where the Raiders will eventually move. If you compare that with California’s13.3 percent tax rate you can see why Carr might prefer the really big salary numbers to come on the back end of the deal, potentially saving millions.

Either way, Carr will make plenty of money for his services and should be a Raider for a long time. He has certainly proved his worth with back-to-back Pro Bowl selections and a playoff berth last season, even though an injury prevented him from playing in the postseason.

After suffering a broken leg in Week 16, Carr has been cleared to participate Cheap Jerseys With Numbers in offseason activities, and should be fine for 2017.

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2012. He didn’t miss a beat in his second season and was named the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Second-year performance depends on the player’s preparedness and ability to stay healthy, as well as the play of the other 10 guys on the field and the way opponents adjust. With all of those variables, it’s impossible to predict if last year’s top rookies will take a step back in 2017. But if their numbers do dip, it doesn’t mean they deserve the cliched “sophomore slump” label, either.

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Ezekiel Elliott, Julian Edelman among featured athletes in ESPN’s Body Issue

The ninth edition of ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue will hit newsstands on July 7, but the 23 athletes who will grace the pages of the magazine have been revealed.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Patriots receiver Julian Edelman are among the NFL players who will show off their bodies in the issue, which is designed to celebrate bodies of all shapes and sizes.

King and Bill Wachtel of the Drum Major Institute Cheap Jerseys Sites have teamed up with the RISE Organization to register the entire Dolphins’ roster to vote by September 27 which is National Voter Registration day.

“The Dolphins are well on their way to being the first professional ball team in American history to have a roster of fully registered voters, and this is just the beginning,” Wachtel said Thursday in an interview with ESPN.

As of Friday afternoon about 90 percent of the team had registered to vote.

“The hope is that translates to encouraging more people across our nation to get engaged and to vote because a vote-less people, as dad said, is a powerless people,” King told the Miami Herald. “One of the most important steps that we can take is that short step to the ballot box.”

The good news for the Chargers is that Bosa plays next to Melvin Ingram, giving them Cheap Jerseys Throwback one of the most fearsome pass-rushing duos in the league. Ingram is adjusting to a different position in new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s 4-3 scheme — a base defense Bosa is familiar with from his time at Ohio State.

And it’s possible his second year in the NFL will mirror his final year at college. Teams end up devoting more resources to keeping Bosa away from their quarterback, and that opens up his teammates to make more plays, even if it means Bosa’s stats may not be quite as impressive as the season before.

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