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Cowboys Still Interested In Earl Thomas

The police report, which was obtained by TMZ, describes a hectic and frightening scene between the NFL bust and his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, on the night of Jan. 29, 2016. The disagreement started at a hotel room and allegedly grew violent while Manziel was driving Crowley back to her car.

Crowley, according to cops, escaped the car and tried to hide in some bushes, but Manziel tracked her down and brought her back, at which point he struck her with an open hand, rupturing her eardrum.

As the NFL’s chief media officer Brian Rolapp noted when announcing the addition of Fox, fan interest in the NFL Draft only “grows year after year.”

If the NFL has its way, and it usually does, league TV partners CBS and NBC may air the event in the future. That could create a virtual roadblock of draft coverage.

This year’s event is expected to draw over 400,000 fans to the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and dozens of league and sponsor events around the Arlington-Fort Worth-Dallas area. And no, NFL Insiders will not be tweeting out picks before they’re announced live on TV. The NFL Draft is now more of a TV show than anything else. It doesn’t do the league any good to suck the suspense out of its real-life soap opera.

This comes a day after the Dolphins traded for Lions DT Akeem Spence, so they’re clearly looking to bolster their defensive tackle depth before the start of training camp.

Not too long ago, it seemed like the 49ers would have no shot at Fitzpatrick picking out of the top five, but because of the quarterbacks, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb, the former Crimson Tide secondary leader is looking like he’ll be available.

Regardless, this won’t be a redshirt year for the former USC star whether or not he takes the first snap against the Lions. Darnold absolutely will take over at some point in 2018.

The Jets’ plan isn’t overly complicated. Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates will gauge how quickly Darnold is processing his playbook. This weekend’s rookie minicamp will be a good introduction. Although it’s silly to making sweeping conclusions when Darnold will be surrounded by many players who won’t actually be in the league this season, Jets brass will get its first real taste of the quarterback’s retention skills in a live setting.
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What moves can and should the Spurs make in the offseason?

There are small cracks in the foundation of the most stable organization in the NBA.

Despite a 20th straight postseason appearance, the San Antonio Spurs will face an offseason that will likely provide more questions than answers.

The future of Kawhi Leonard will be front and center, but San Antonio will enter the summer with the potential of half their roster becoming free agents.

“He has some Barry [Sanders] in him, in my opinion,” Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin told The Post. “At the end of the day, I think he’s similar to Barry, but more of a bruiser at the same time, and probably faster than Barry.

“If I was to say backs that would make up who he is, I would say Barry, Eric Dickerson and Jim Brown. Because he has that breakaway speed — that’s what I remember Eric Dickerson for. I remember Jim Brown as just this bruising, hard-to-tackle guy, but Barry with all of the quickness.”

Peterson, a left-handed hitter, is expected to report Wednesday.

He provides depth to an infield that is without injured second baseman Jonathan Schoop and could potentially lose Tim Beckham, who left Monday’s game against Cleveland with a groin injury.

The 27-year-old Peterson played in three games with the Yankees this season, going 3 for 10 with a walk.

Selected by San Diego in the first round of the 2011 draft, Peterson broke into the big leagues with the Padres in 2014 before playing for Atlanta the past three years.

Peterson has 386 games of major league experience, primarily as a second baseman. He also plays third base, shortstop and all three outfield positions.

“We had a golden opportunity,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “Unfortunately, it didn’t go the way we wanted it to.”

Adam Morgan and Luis Garcia combined for a scoreless eighth and Hector Neris finished for his fifth save in six tries.dolphins_033

Sergachev launched a booming shot through traffic, finding the upper right corner past Schneider for his first ever postseason goal.

After the Lightning controlled play for the majority of the first period, the Devils made a late push, getting some sustained pressure from their top line to flip the ice. But Vasilevskiy stopped all 11 shots he faced in the first.

Andujar says he’s not thinking at all about potentially losing his starting job to Drury or Torres.

“The way that I see it is it’s not about sending a message,” Andujar said. “It’s about doing your job.

I don’t worry about any of that. I can’t fill my mind with things like that. For me, it’s just staying ready to play. When the opportunity comes, you want to be ready for that opportunity to help the team.”

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There was no immediate indication how long the Yanks will be without Warren, a valuable middle reliever who is 0-1 with a 3.25 ERA over eight appearances.

Right-hander Jonathan Holder is back from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace Warren on the Yankees’ 25-man roster.

Holder began the season with the Yankees, but was farmed out after struggling badly. In three appearances, he was 0-1 with a 20.25 ERA (2.2 IP, 7 R, 6 ER).

What this means is a Yankees bullpen that has struggled in April now has two young arms in the mix with long reliever Domingo German and Holder.

Besides Warren, the Yankees have three other relievers on the DL.

Tommy Kahnle has been sidelined since April 17 with shoulder and forearm tendinitis, Luis Cessa was lost on April 19 with a left oblique strain and Ben Heller recently had season-ending Tommy John surgery.

No team did more to popularize that philosophy than Mike Shanahan’s Broncos. Between 1998-2000, they had three different running backs rush for more than 1,000 yards. Terrell Davis (sixth-round pick), Olandis Gary (fourth round) and Mike Anderson (sixth round) all excelled. That began to make teams question taking a running back at the top of the draft.
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Von Miller has become the prey.

A week after the Broncos star posted footage of him and friends capturing and releasing a hammerhead shark, wildlife officials in Florida are looking into the shark’s handling by the defensive end and his crew.

After PETA complained about the footage, in which Miller and the boat’s crew reel in a 9 1/2 foot shark off the Miami coast, admire it for a while and then set it free again, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it will investigate.

I can’t wait to meet her. She’s been really a great figure for a lot of people. The message of hope. We need hope. Her gentle spirit and her enthusiasm and support of that team goes way beyond that band of believers in that Loyola Chicago locker room. She’s touched the whole nation. We’ve had underdogs at this event before. This might be the best underdog story you can ever find. Sister Jean has elevated that to go beyond college basketball. Who can’t fall in love with this story? To see this sweet soul, who prays before the games not only for her team, but for the other team, for the officials.

Split rumors have plagued the couple in recent times.

Wilkinson addressed the buzz in a tearful video last week. “Ten years, I did everything I could — it wasn’t good enough,” she sobbed. “I will always love him.”

While Wilkinson was pregnant with Alijah, Baskett was rumored to have cheated on her with a transgender model.

“For me, this is more a human philosophy than it is a baseball philosophy,” Kapler said. “When the media asks me about players, I can always find something positive to say about them. I just think that’s the right way to live. It’s not baseball-related. It’s less a media strategy than a life strategy.”

The Phillies’ roster construction has compounded the early challenges facing Kapler. The team has a surplus of young position players who all burn to play regularly and have little experience with the alternative. On any given day, when Kapler posts his lineup card, two players with a legitimate claim to starting are going to be warming the bench and not especially pleased about it. Some early discontent bubbled up when Odubel Herrera expressed his disappointment about sitting on Opening Day and fellow outfielder Nick Williams chafed over his limited playing time in the first week. But public affirmations of support from several Philadelphia players seem to indicate the roster is sympathetic to Kapler’s plight and onboard with the program.
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For now, the goal remains to sign Bell to a long-term deal.

“We’ll try to reinstate those talks,” Colbert said. “Not on July 14th. Hopefully, we can maybe address it quicker than that.”

Getting him signed to a long-term deal means Bell would be at training camp, unlike last year.

Jamie worked as a clerk in a local law firm. He spent more than five months at Sober Living, Ege says, but eventually bristled at the structured environment, where spot checks and urine tests were part of the routine.

On Nov. 1, 2016, Jamie moved just blocks away to what’s known as a “sober home,” Miracle House, a bungalow in the middle of a residential street in Delray Beach.

“The whole concept of having kids in a sober house, to mutually support each other and keep each other honest and struggle together for sobriety is pretty good — done right. Done wrong, the results are much worse,” says Marc Woods, a code enforcement officer for the city of Delray Beach.

Swoope made 15 catches for 297 yards and a touchdown in 16 games with four starts in 2016.

He went into camp as the second tight end to Jack Doyle last season but underwent knee surgery and was placed on injured reserve at the start of the regular season. Swoope got back on the practice field after the Colts designated him to return, but he never returned to the active roster.

The Colts return Doyle, and they signed free agent Eric Ebron, a former first-round pick of the Lions. They also have Darrell Daniels, Ross Travis, Jason Vander Laan and Mo Alie-Cox, none of whom is older than 25.

“The s— that will come out of somebody’s mouth who is on drugs is amazing. The crap that they’ll say … it’s another person, just takes over the body,” Ken says.

When Jamie was home from Michigan State, he split time between his parents’ homes. They had divorced when Jamie was 9. Jamie’s mother, Lisa, experienced the same rage Ken did.

The Dolphins are aiming to cut ‘some of the bulls—‘ in the locker room

The Miami Dolphins are less talented now than they were a year ago. So far in the 2018 offseason, the team parted ways with Ndamukong Suh, Jarvis Landry, and Mike Pouncey, among others.

But coach Adam Gase says the Dolphins are better for it.

Furthermore, the 3-4/4-3 divide means less than ever, given that teams spend the vast majority of their time in their nickel packages with five defensive backs and four down linemen. It’s fair to note that Bettcher’s Cardinals were in their base look 36.5 percent of the time over the past three years, which was more than anyone else in football, but even that’s no longer a primary package. Wanting to move Pierre-Paul is one thing, but doing so to accommodate a scheme that didn’t fit the personnel the Giants had on their roster seems too shortsighted to actually be true.

This all leads into the other question that seems to be in play here: Are the Giants freeing up a spot for the guy they plan to take with the second overall pick There have been plenty of reports that the Giants are perfectly comfortable with the idea of running things back with a veteran team and Eli Manning in the hopes that they’ll be able to compete immediately, and their moves this offseason seem more in line with retooling than rebuilding.

The factors that led to Prescott having to don a proverbial cape in 2017 are still there.

While Ezekiel Elliott won’t have a six-game suspension looming over his head this season, Dallas’ pass-catchers remain a mess. Dez Bryant isn’t the receiver he once was. Jason Witten will turn 36 in May. And the team’s biggest free-agent addition at wideout was Allen Hurns, who is a 50/50 bet to get injured signing his contract.

The Cowboys could add a receiver in the 2018 draft, and Calvin Ridley of Alabama—the top prospect at the position this season—may still be there at No. 19. But Ridley isn’t exactly an instant-impact player.

Dallas’ opponents are going to stack the line, try to stop Elliott and dare Prescott to beat them using this motley crew.
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Bears add another Matt Nagy quarterback, Tyler Bray

For the second time this week, the Bears are adding a backup quarterback who has worked for new head coach Matt Nagy.

The good news for Williams is that $1.25 million of the salary already was fully guaranteed. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t sound upset about the move.

I’m good. I believe in myself, Williams told Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com via text message. My best football is ahead of me.

The Titans will absorb $2.58 million in dead money based on his signing bonus, saving roughly $3 million in cap space, per the Tennessean.

During his only year with the Titans, Williams appeared in 15 regular-season games with 11 starts. He also played in both postseason games, starting the divisional-round loss to the Patriots.

Already 24 years old, Luckett faces uphill climb as overaged prospect with pedestrian physical attributes.On extending the time of 3-on-3 overtime to 10 minutes: I’t know if they’d be able to do that.He had three his first eight NFL seasons.Luckett was exposed as a sub-par athlete at the Combine, where he ran 4 with a 34-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump.

Please join us at AHS14 to honor and build on’s personal science trailblazing.was one of the league’s worst receivers 2015, catching only 21 passes while diminishing as a blocker.But certainly, we had a lot of conversations with a lot of teams and I think we owe it to our organization and our fans to try to if there are opportunities to try to improve this team outside of the building, especially when good players are available.He’s been up with players he can be successful with, and he’s helping develop Athanasiou right now.And they were counting on me to make plays because I had it going.

If you look two years ago, the year I won NFL Comeback Player of the Year coming off my ACL, I was still productive 1,200 yards, 14 touchdowns, Nelson said, via the East Bay Times. I think we had a lot of different things going on last year that obviously affected that. I can still run. I can still catch. Football, at this level, a lot of people focus on speed, but I ran a 4.5 coming out of college so I wasn’t blazing then either. It’s different when you get helmet and shoulder pads on. I think I can do that. I can make plays.49ers_006

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving suggests longer period of rest for sore knee

Further, his numbers vs. the Kings are in line with his 40-fantasy point season average. The Thunder are big favorites at home vs. one of the worse defensive and rebounding teams in the league. While I can justify either Russell Westbrook or Damian Lillard at the point, I can live with either Gasol brother at center, and I love the value at PF and SG, George is my building block at SF tonight.

Christian Laettner. Or Grayson Allen or Danny Ferry or anyone else from this assembly line of hate. With due respect to Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane, no one is as divisive as Sidney Crosby. Hence, the Penguins are Duke.

Tampa features a starting rotation with Archer, who is one of very few who have thrown more than 200 innings each of the last three seasons, Jake Odorizzi, Blake Snell, Nathan Eovaldi and Matt Andriese. It could also feature a combination of Brent Honeywell and Jose DeLeon, who have been Top 100 prospects for multiple seasons.

Archer isn’t wrong when he says the Rays have depth, and they certainly have talent. Eovaldi’s fastball averages 96.9 mph in his career, Snell touches the upper 90s and what Archer himself can do is well documented.

Pitching is about more than velocity, but with high-powered arms like the Rays have, they do have the potential to present stiff challenges for opponents throughout the season.

There’s a narrow line in which players can remain inexplicably valuable despite never having to actually exhibit any of that value on the field.

In a league with an incredibly high attrition rate where so many players are forced to spend the majority of their career on rookie contracts, Daniel has somehow found a way to repeatedly make money without ever having to step onto a football field in meaningful action.

Minnesota splurged on a three-year deal with big guaranteed money (a reported $84 million) to make sure it got Cousins, and the QB’s other suitors didn’t.

It works out well for both player and team, as the Vikings thought about Cousins entering his age-30 season knowing they’re in the right window to win a Super Bowl with him. He’s a perfect fit in the West Coast offense, inheriting ideal skill position weapons in Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph and Dalvin Cook.patriots_002

NBA schedule: Week of Jan. 22 games include Celtics-Warriors, Cavaliers-Spurs

Past the halfway mark in the NBA season, a general idea of the playoff picture is coming into focus. The Cavaliers are struggling in the East, and the Rockets have emerged as a contender against the Warriors in the West. The Pelicans have been one of the surprises of the league so far, with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins dominating in recent weeks.

The best games this week include an interesting West matchup between the Pelicans and the Rockets. Meanwhile, the Celtics vs. Warriors will be a showdown between two of the best teams in the league, and the Cavaliers try to get back on track vs. the Spurs.

At this stage of the season, this matchup could very well be a Finals preview. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics are still atop the Eastern Conference, while the Warriors are on top of the West. The Warriors’ loss in Houston snapped a 14-game road winning streak, but Steph Curry is still in excellent form since returning from an ankle injury. Irving is averaging 24.5 points per game this season for the Celtics, who appear to be the team to beat in the East.

Robyn Hayward posted a short video to Instagram late Sunday of Hayward inside an empty gym knocking down 3-pointers from the top of the key.

Hayward, who signed a four-year contract worth $128 million this offseason with Boston, suffered gruesome ankle injury just five minutes into the season. He has said he’s open to returning this season if he is deemed healthy enough, but the Celtics have done just fine without him as they’re atop the Eastern Conference with a 34-13 record.

Her teammates can describe it, actually: surprisingly inevitable, given Rooney’s comportment before the shootout.

Team USA captain Meghan Duggan, 30, has represented the U.S. in three Olympic tournaments and has played for Team USA for the past decade. She still marvels at how someone so young looked like a veteran in South Korea.giants_015

It’s unlikely we would ever see a team at either of the extremes.

The power rankings on Fancy Stats take into account a team’s actual record (once the season begins), what their record should be based on points scored and allowed, also known as their Pythagorean win percentage, and how much better or worse their opponents are in relation to an 8-8 team. A good team playing against good opponents will be near the top while those who struggle against mediocre or poor teams will trend toward the bottom.

The 2007 New England Patriots went 16-0 in the regular season with a plus-315 point differential against opponents who averaged 7.5 wins for the season, earning them a power ranking of 87. The 2008 Detroit Lions went 0-16 with a minus-249 point differential against opponents who averaged 9.6 wins for the season, earning them a power ranking of 11.

However, Jordan is the member of the team most often mentioned in trade talk these days, and he’s been injured for the past four games while the team has kept playing well.

Add in guys like Milos Teodosic (available in 86.2 percent of leagues; 11.2 points, 5.8 assists, 2.8 3-pointers, 2.8 rebounds during his past five games since return from his latest injury), and the Clip Show has a lot of interesting parts right now.

Just because no meaningful games have been played doesn’t mean we won’t try to get an idea of who the best and worst teams will be. For starters, that analysis will help inform our weekly NFL picks, which you’ll find below.

To establish our preseason power rankings, we started with the point spreads released by Cantor Technology for every NFL game in Weeks 1-16 — Week 17 is excluded because players sitting out the final week and teams jockeying for playoff positioning make projections fairly erratic — and turned those into a Simple Rating System, which was then used to determine each teams projected win-loss records, their opponents’ win-loss records and, finally, their power ranking using a scale of 1 to 100, with higher numbers indicating better teams.

WR Stefon Diggs vs. Eagles CB Jalen Mills: Diggs isn’t done exploding after that 61-yard prayer that allowed the Vikings to advance to the championship game. Mills can’t stay with Diggs and his game-breaking ability.
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