Month: September 2017

Thompson reported domestic violence to police July 22, 2016.

She alleged Elliott assaulted her in a parking lot. The woman told police the couple had lived together, but Elliott said they never did. Police did not charge Elliott because, according to the police report, they could not determine Thompson was living with Elliott at any time, and her statements Cheap Professional Sports Jerseys conflicted with those of Elliott and witnesses.

The NFL announced Aug. 11 that Elliott would be suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. It said it levied the suspension after conducting “extensive investigation” in which it consulted with Thompson.

Elliott was suspended even though he wasn’t charged by the police because of differing burdens of proof. The burden of proof in a court of law in a criminal case is “beyond a reasonable doubt,” while the NFL’s personal conduct policy operates under “preponderance of evidence,” which means the NFL will believe a crime has Cheap Raider Jerseys been committed if it believes it is more likely that not a crime was committed.

J.J. Watt has won NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times. But in his return from a 2016 season lost to a back injury, he already has locked up another major award for 2017 — Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

The Texans defensive end as of Sunday was up to $18.5 million and counting with his Youcaring account fundraising to help provide relief for the many people in Houston and beyond devastated by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.

No NFL honor is greater than being forever tied to the late, great Payton for such humanitarian work. And Watt also is the early favorite for another piece of hardware, one he’s yet to win during his career.

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The heat is on Marvin Lewis more than ever.

Kirk Cousins couldn’t like that, getting stuck in an one-dimensional offense with some new weapons and getting swarmed by the teeing-off Eagles. He’s off to another cold start, and therefore, so is Washington.

The Bengals got fancy offensively with John Ross and Joe Mixon in the draft, but they learned quickly against the Ravens that their line play, minus Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth, is the pits.

LeSean McCoy notched 159 scrimmage yards in Week 1, the third most in the NFL. Possible overreaction: The Bills are 16-17 the past three years basically following the formula of riding McCoy’s and Tyrod Taylor’s playmaking ability. They could hover around .500 again this year doing the same, even with their offseason makeover.

Quarterback Mike Glennon had a quiet three quarters before nearly capping off a comeback in Week 1 against the Falcons. Possible overreaction: The Bears’ running backs stole the show on Sunday, and comeback bid or not, Mitchell Trubisky will be leading the offense sooner rather than later.

The 49ers scored three points in their season opener after ranking 27th in scoring last year. Possible overreaction: The offense was supposed to be better this year, but with the Seahawks and Rams on the schedule the next two weeks, it might be a while before San Francisco finds the end zone again.

The Rams scored 46 points in Week 1, their most in a season opener in the Super Bowl era. Possible overreaction: New coach Sean McVay has the offense moving the ball, and the defense dominated without Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale lineman Aaron Donald. The Rams will be in the NFC playoff picture in Cheap Paintball Jerseys 2017.

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Dalton’s interception in the red zone was even worse.

The former TCU star identified a matchup he wanted to go to at the snap, seeing the 6-foot-2 Brandon LaFell working in the slot against 5-11 Ravens safety Lardarius Webb. The problem is that there just wasn’t enough space for LaFell to create any separation, and Dalton tried to force in a fade, even though LaFell was well-covered. Dalton stared down that side of the field for the entire play, so C.J. Mosley had no trouble undercutting the pass for an easy interception.

Dalton, a seventh-year quarterback, would later turn the ball over again on a third down in the red zone, as he held on to the ball too long and gave Suggs enough time to rush past Cedric Ogbuehi for a strip sack that Michael Pierce recovered. Again, this is a mistake you only typically see from inexperienced quarterbacks; either Dalton’s internal clock should be telling him the ball needs to get out or he needs to feel the pressure from Suggs and get to safety.

The last play of the third quarter was a 20-yard Brandon McManus field goal to cap a monstrous 14-play, 78-yard Broncos drive that burned 8:16 off the clock. While Denver stretched its lead, Los Angeles got a mini win in holding the Broncos to a 24-7, Broncos.

Broncos guard Ronald Leary was being evaluated for a possible concussion. A concussion later was confirmed, and he was ruled out for the rest of the game.

A couple plays after an apparent C.J. Anderson touchdown was called back due to an illegal shift penalty, the Broncos found paydirt in the form of a 6-yard Trevor Siemian pass to Bennie Fowler, the pair’s second TD connection of the game. Denver was able to get six points off its pick of Philip Rivers seven Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys plays earlier. 21-7, Broncos.

Turnover. The first takeaway of the game was a Bradley Roby interception of a Philip Rivers Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality pass (intended for Keenan Allen) on the third play from scrimmage in the third quarter. The Broncos took over on the Chargers’ 43-yard line.

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Andre Holmes also scored on a 1-yard catch and Mike Tolbert scored on a 1-yard run.

Given their sub-.500 finish of 2016, their first following five consecutive postseason berths, the last thing Cincinnati anticipated in its opener was Dalton struggling so mightily in defeat.

“It happened,” Dalton said. “Not the start that we wanted to have but for us, our mindset is we have 15 more. There’s a long season ahead of us, and so we’re pushing to do whatever we can to get a win this week on Thursday.”

Said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis: “I’m very confident that Andy will (bounce back). That’s uncharacteristic … to his play. We need him to play better and I expect him to play better as we move forward.”

The Jets played down to expectations, as their many offensive blemishes came to the surface in a 21-12 season-opening loss to the Bills.

One of the few teams to use starters was the Jets, who got a scare when veteran quarterback Josh McCown briefly left Thursday’s game against the Eagles. McCown was out just one play and finished the night 6 of 8 for 57 yards against an Eagles defense full of players fighting for a roster spot. Jets coach Todd Bowles downplayed the decision to play in Week 1 starter despite the injury scare.

“Whether he goes down in the first game of the regular season on three plays or he goes down now, it’s football,” Bowles told the CBS broadcast. “You don’t play to get hurt. You play to play.”

Chiefs starter Alex Smith did not see the field on Thursday as rookie Patrick Mahomes Cheap Jerseys China NHL played the entire first half of Thursday’s 30-6 win over the Titans. The first-round pick from Texas Tech was 9 of 16 for 183 yards and a touchdown against the Titans and displayed his superb arm strength Cheap Jerseys Custom on a 46-yard pass to Demarcus Robinson.

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The likes of the unnamed GM who spoke here at least don’t show that kind of contempt.

“Don Ohlmeyer was an unsurpassed creative force in all forms of television as well as a brilliant and visionary executive — a truly unique combination,” ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement. “His involvement with ESPN spans many years, and we are unquestionably better for it in ways that go well beyond his impact on Monday Night Football. He was a believer while sitting on our board in the early days, and as an effective ombudsman, he made us think. He leaves an indelible imprint on how millions consume entertainment to this day.”

Under Ohlmeyer, NBC rose from third place to first in prime-time ratings by developing, promoting and presenting quality programs that received industry awards and critical acclaim. NBC launched such hits as “Friends,” “ER,” “Homicide,” “Frasier,” “Providence,” “Will and Grace” and “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.” Existing shows such as “Seinfeld,” “Law & Order” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” enjoyed growth that led to their becoming hits.

They put on display a different kind of contempt, a willful ignorance and stubbornness that’s just as unflattering.

“The kid is talented enough to play in this league. He is a Super Bowl quarterback for a reason. But it’s the handling of the situation,” the GM said, in part. “It makes you pause … It is an issue of mentality, personality. I think it boils down to maturity.”

He doubted Kaepernick’s leadership, claimed he could “kill a locker room,” described Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth his anti-racism activism as “all that garbage” and as “questionable judgment.”

That is exceptionally dangerous — calling out every aspect of a player’s Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys character, regardless of a lack of anything supporting those doubts, and declaring it all was enough to override his obvious on-field credentials.

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Strong Week 1 for underdogs, Vegas books

The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas won more money on the Kansas City Chiefs’ upset of the New England Patriots on Thursday than the sportsbook won on any regular-season game last year.

“The way the NFL is today, the public just bets the Patriots every which way they can,” said Ed Salmons, assistant manager at the Westgate.

The Chiefs kicked off as 8-point road underdogs and beat the Patriots 42-27, ending massive amounts of parlay and teaser bets before they even made it to the weekend.

Don’t forget, Romo will be calling Thursday night and Sunday games. That doesn’t give him a lot of prep time, especially as he tries to learn the AFC after spending his career in the NFC East.

Besides entertaining viewers, the real role of a game analyst is to be an on-air teacher, not a fortune-teller. I think Romo’s smart enough to realize this.

If he can show viewers how to anticipate plays from formations on the field, and the strategy behind them, then Romo could be on his way to a John Madden-like Hall of Fame broadcast career.

The real reason CBS Sports president Sean McManus tabbed the 37-year old Romo to replace the 61-year-old Phil Simms in the booth is that Romo knows today’s quarterback-focused, pass-happy NFL. He know the Cheap Jerseys China NHL players, the formations, the audibles, the checkdowns, the blitzes.

That familiarity is also the reason CBS added 36-year-old Nate Burleson Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys to “The NFL Today” pregame show, and why ESPN replaced graybeards like Mike Ditka with much younger analysts like Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Matt Hasselbeck on “Sunday NFL Countdown.”

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Michael Bennett: Cops drew guns on me for ‘being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time’

Seattle Seahawks star defensive end Michael Bennett has accused police officers of Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada racial profiling, saying they pointed guns at him and used excessive force during an incident in Las Vegas last month.

Bennett, 31, told reporters Wednesday that the incident was “a traumatic experience for me and my family.” Earlier in the day, he announced he is considering filing a civil rights lawsuit.

The smart money is on Chicago scrapping its plan of redshirting Mitch Trubisky by mid- to late season.

“There’s a lot of people who experienced what I experienced at that moment, and they’re not here to live to tell the story,” Bennett said, before mentioning four high-profile incidents in which an African-American was killed by police officers. “I think about Trayvon Martin, I think about Charleena Lyles, I think about Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, so many different people that had the experience that I had, and they’re not here to tell the story.”

Bennett declined to further discuss with reporters the details of the incident, which Cheap Jerseys And Hats he described in a statement he posted on his Twitter account earlier in the day.

According to Bennett’s statement, the incident occurred in the early morning hours on Aug. 27, after the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas, when police apprehended him after hearing what sounded like gunshots in a crowded area.

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the Timberwolves have options.

The Dodgers, led by Bellinger, have been one of the most important stories in baseball this season yet have fallen short of national hysteria. The contributing factors: the rise of Aaron Judge, the surprising struggles of the defending champion Cubs and at least partially, a national obsession with Ball, his summer league performances and his loud-mouth dad.

At the same time most of these summer league games are happening, the Dodgers are dominating opponents in meaningful regular season games. So does that mean the Dodgers are bothered by the constant attention in their own city about a guy who hasn’t yet played a professional minute?

“It’s fine,” said Dodgers all-star shortstop Corey Seager. “Lonzo is gonna be a great player. I don’t think anyone on our team really wants to soak up the glory. We’re going out there, competing and trying to bring home a championship is all anybody is really worried about. Nobody is being selfish. That’s what’s great about our clubhouse. Nobody wants to be in the spotlight, but someone ends up being in it every night.”

The pick is lottery protected in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and as of now, the Nets, Bulls, Suns and 76ers are teams with enough cap space to take on Aldrich’s contract without sending a player back.

From here, the Timberwolves have options. They could offer the Hawks a sign-and-trade for Millsap, sending Gorgui Dieng’s four year, $64 million contract to Atlanta in exchange. They could also renounce their rights to restricted free agent Shabazz Muhammad, making him an unrestricted free agent. Doing so frees the team of his $7.6 million cap hold and could create more than $16 million in cap space for this summer, but is an undesirable Cheap Online Jerseys option, given his potential as a spark plug off the bench.

Whichever route Minnesota chooses, it will still be able to round out the roster Cheap Pro Jerseys with the $4.328 room mid-level exception and whatever cap space it has left.

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There are only 12 players allowed on each All-Star team.

Since Irving is under contract for two more seasons, technically speaking there’s nothing forcing the Cavaliers from keeping Kyrie. But given that leaks have specifically singled out LeBron as the reason Irving wants to leave, it would seem highly unlikely Cleveland would be comfortable bringing him back for an awkward reunion without some sort of major sitdown between the pair. As such, you’d expect the Cavs to pull off a trade before training camp begins in late September.

LeBron has a no-trade clause, meaning he can veto any trade Cleveland proposes. The weird mix of his value, his contract situation (including the no-trade clause), and the extant likelihood he wants to remain in Cleveland makes it basically impossible to find a proper trade.

Here, read this piece I wrote during the NBA Finals about what a maddening riddle Irving’s career has become. The bit about LeBron’s barbershop comments takes on new life with Irving’s trade request.

There are only 12 players allowed on each All-Star team. That’s just the way it is.

The West All-Star starters are on rinse and repeat for the next three years. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and one of either James Harden or Russell Westbrook will headline the team, with the final slot going to Anthony Davis or another deserving West big.

That’s 21 players competing for 12 slots, and we don’t even know which middling Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Western Conference player is going to have a breakout season yet.

It’ll be equally difficult picking East All-Stars, though. Why? Well, fewer Cheap NFL Jerseys China players will be as deserving.
The East lost three All-Stars (George, Butler, Millsap) and only recouped one (Hayward). If Carmelo Anthony has his way, he’ll be traded to the Rockets — though he could wind up in Cleveland if the Knicks buy his contract out. Even if he stays in the East, Father Time is undefeated, and Anthony is a player on the wrong side of 30.

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NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Times, TV channels, and live stream for Monday

The NBA Utah Summer League will go into full swing on Monday as the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, and Utah Jazz are the four teams competing in Utah. Coverage of the Utah Jazz Summer League begins 7 p.m. ET July 3 on NBA TV. You can also watch the games online at WatchESPN.

All four teams will play against one another over a four-day period at the Huntsman Basketball Facility, which is located at the University of Utah campus. Each team will play one another once over a four-day period.

I am proud of where I come from and of my heritage. I am also very proud of the hard work I put to arrive to where I am right now as a basketball player.

I am very disappointed with the small part of society that spreads rumors and creates news based on stereotypes and without any proof. I’m sad that to this day there are still prejudices based on your origin and, as Africans, sometimes we need to take a stand.

The lack of sanitary products in Tanzania is so bad that girls turn to using unclean cloth or even turn to prostitution in order to afford products during menstruation. This causes many young women to remove themselves from work or school for weeks out of the year, causing a lack of opportunities down Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys the road.

“This is a huge challenge facing young girls,” said Laura Chauvin, the CEO of Sustainable Philanthropy Partners who has targeted her efforts through the years in East Africa. “It’s dignity at the simplest, most Cheap Mls Jerseys basic human level.”

The hiring of Perry come a bit later than anticipated with marquee free agents being off the board and the NBA draft way in the rearview mirror. However, the future of Carmelo Anthony and rounding out the rest of the Knicks’ roster are still two priorities he would oversee.

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