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I don’t care that Mickelson went Happy Gilmore on the green. He wasn’t going to win anyway, and his fans are certainly not going to love him any less. It was his explanation that bothered me.
Look, I don’t mean disrespect to anybody, Mickelson said. I know it’s a two-shot penalty. At that time, I just didn’t feel like going back and forth and hitting the same shot over. I took the two-shot penalty and moved on. It’s my understanding of the rules. I’ve had multiple times where I’ve wanted to do that. I just finally did.
So Mickelson wants us to believe this was premeditated? That, in those fateful seconds as the ball started rolling toward oblivion, that he processed what was happening, considered the many outcomes, and chose to chase after the ball like a 7-year-old on a windmill hole?
The San Diego County District Attorney didn’t offer any further details. However, a member of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department did tell NBC San Diego that the case involved multiple victims. Winslow is potentially looking at life in prison if he’s convicted on all charges, according to TMZ.com. The SDCSD also added that the charges were unrelated to Winslow’s arrest last week. On June 7, the former first-round pick was charged with one count of residential burglary after an incident at a mobile home park just north of San Diego. Shortly after the incident, Winslow’s attorney, Harvey A.
Weinberg, issued a statement saying that Winslow didn’t commit any type of burglary. In that case, Winslow ended up spending several hours in jail before being bailed out on a $50,000 bond. Winslow was actually supposed to be arraigned for that case on Thursday, but that’s now been pushed back to Friday. The former NFL tight end hasn’t played in the NFL since 2013 when he caught 31 passes for the Jets.
After winning the first pick in Tuesday’s PFT Live draft regarding the teams most likely to get back to the playoffs in 2018, I didn’t hesitate: The 49ers.
I didn’t really see it, to be honest, Garoppolo said. I kind of threw it and looked out the corner of my eye and saw it all going on. It’s football. Stuff is going to happen out here like that. Honestly, I love to see that out of the O-Linemen. It gets me fired up. I can’t do it and it’s probably a better thing that I don’t.
Thus, Oakland is confident it’s interception numbers will rise this season. Then again, it’s hard to be much worse than they were last season.
It’s just a different color, said Ware, who made 138.5 sacks in his career. They’re all football players. They all have the same hearts, and they all want to win the best way they can, and I’m trying to teach them that.
Pass rusher to pass rusher, you always want to learn something new to up your game, Lawrence said. That’s what he’s coming out here to do — help us.
Injuries have slowed Parker’s development, forcing him to miss five regular-season games and three preseason games. He sat out three games last season with a sprained ankle.
Injury-prone is one of many labels Parker hopes to shed this season.
That opinion is shared by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who recently released a statement urging Congress to pursue legislation with the following four principles in mind: There must be substantial consumer protections; Sports leagues can protect our content and intellectual property from those who attempt to steal or misuse it; Fans will have access to official, reliable league data; and Law enforcement will have the resources, monitoring and enforcement tools necessary to protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and abroad.
Does Jarvis Landry prefer his current quarterback to his last one?
It sure sounds that way.
Again, I didn’t do that in Miami with the quarterbacks because they didn’t want to do it. I would say that the chemistry and the type of guys that I’m around here makes me that much more excited because I know I’m going to be pushed at all levels at all times.
It’s crystal clear Landry wasn’t thrilled with Tannehill and Miami’s cast of signal-callers.
It’s entirely unclear why the veteran chose to publicly slam a former teammate — but that’s for another day.
According to TMZ Sports, an official at the resort located in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, confirmed that Hunt was involved in an incident but did not offer specifics.
The alleged victim reportedly did not seek medical attention, and he told TMZ that he does not plan on pressing charges.
In February, a 19-year-old woman told police that Hunt pushed her at a hotel in Cleveland. However, Hunt’s friends said that the accuser called Hunt the N-wordand punched one of his female friends.
The 22-year-old Hunt is set to enter his second NFL season after bursting onto the scene as a rookie in 2017.
He’s a very typical case of a kid with good size who hadn’t quite filled out and proven an ability to repeat or hold his velocity and his inconsistencies with his secondary stuff, said a scout based in the South. You could see it coming, but kids generally in this part of the country go to SEC-land rather than sign for fifth- or sixth-round money.
Mize has no problem putting the ball where he wants it. In 255 1/3 innings at Auburn, he has struck out 308 batters and walked 37. He throws his fastball in the 92-96 mph range and is equally confident in his slider, cutter and his signature pitch, a split-finger change that induces lots of strikeouts.
‘s Virginia Tech career is over after he was ruled academically ineligible, and the cornerback plans to enter the NFL’s supplemental draft this summer.
Virginia Tech announced in a release Friday morning that Alexander was no longer participating in team activities but didn’t specify a reason. Hours later, agent Andy Ross released a statement from the player that revealed why he would not suit up for the Hokies in 2018.
Starlin Castro drew a walk to load the bases, but Lauer (2-4) got out of the inning by striking out Anderson.
Rivera’s two-out walk with the bases loaded in the fifth pushed the lead to 3-0, and Realmuto grounded into a fielder’s chose in the sixth to cap the scoring.
Lauer allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked a career-high seven.
Those guys (on the Angels) have power. They really do, Seattle manager Scott Servais told reporters afterward. They are special players. The guys who have put up numbers in this league and continue to. When you’re in the other dugout and Mike Trout steps up there it’s not a great feeling. He had a good night tonight and we got to try to make some adjustments with himtomorrow. He’s a tough out.
It was a particularly difficult loss to swallow for Los Angeles (37-30) and left-hander Andrew Heaney (3-5), who had thrown a one-hit shutout in his previous outing against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
Andrew just looked like he missed some spots with his fast ball, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters afterward. Those guys tonight didn’t miss him. Cruz got ahold of a couple fast balls. It just didn’t seem like he got settled in to be able to repeat pitches like he did in his last start.
Of additional concern was Angels first baseman Jefry Marte, who left in the second inning with a wrist injury after colliding with Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon, who was running out a ground ball.
Angels rookie Jaime Barria (5-1, 2.48 ERA) will make his eighth start of the season and he could become a regular in the rotation as Shohei Ohtani remains out.
Barria is coming off four shutout innings against the Texas Rangers in a 6-0 win on June 1. He’ll be opposed by veteran right-hander Mike Leake (6-3, 4.46 ERA). He has strung together four consecutive quality starts to lower his ERA from 6.00 in the middle of May.
With Justify becoming the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, Monday’s PFT Live used the achievement as the inspiration for one of two drafts.
Question: What is the most impressive accomplishment in NFL history, by a team or an individual?
The video is attached to this blurb. Stats declared me to be the winner over . Twitter seems to agree, so far. But what duo you think?
He became eligible for a new contract in late May, one year after he received an adjusted deal that gave him $5.5 million in incentives for 2017, which he earned in full. Despite reports of talks aimed at another effort to improve an $8 million compensation package for 2018, no deal has been done, yet.
It’s a positive relationship, Ebersol said. One of the reasons that we made the contract the way we do for the players where they have an out to go to back to the NFL is because we recognize the fact just like the MLS recognizes the fact that the Premier League is ultimately gonna pay players more and put them on a bigger stage than the MLS will. They support that. We support the same concepts. I think that it’s a foolish to try to pick a fight with a $150 billion business when you’re starting up and when you’re also not competing. I mean none of my content touches any of their content. Ultimately, it’s a complementary, positive relationship.
On the topic of players leaving for the NFL, it remains to be seen whether players would be allowed to leave during the AAF season.
That’s something that obviously there’s been a lot of conversation around, Ebersol said, adding that a decision on that topic will be made later in the year.
Plenty of other decisions will need to be made as the debut of the AAF approaches. But with fantasy football and the looming spread of legalized gambling, the time could be right to give football fans more football.
I don’t care who you are, there are going to be ups and downs and this game will get you sometimes, but we really feel confident that the person that he is will allow him to deal with everything that comes his way.
Bell can also play left guard. He looms as sub-starter material, notoriously filling in for Smith last season during a Week 10 tilt against the Falcons that saw Atlanta pass rusher explode for an extraordinary six sacks.
With David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga — mending from an ACL injury — penciled in at the tackle positions, Bell should see plenty of pine barring disaster.
Barkley and second-year running back Wayne Gallman worked on one-handed catches during a few minutes of downtime within the Giants’ first organized team activity. He also caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Manning during team periods of practice.
Hurdling defenders — as became his calling card at Penn State — likely will have to wait until tackling resumes in training camp, but what did Barkley have in store for Week 2 of OTAs?
The way you get fast on the football field is by the stuff you do in the weight room, Barkley said. Obviously you have to work on your running form, but you have to continue to get your legs stronger and work on your explosiveness.
Or more validation of his hands out of the backfield.
You really don’t think about it, Barkley said. I think actually when you start to think about it is when you actually drop the ball. It’s with repetition and catching the ball every single day and using your eyes (that it) just comes naturally.
The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl in 2017 and did so without starting quarterback Carson Wentz. It’s rather remarkable considering he was an MVP candidate before a knee injury ended his season in December.
But the 25-year-old appears to be making progress in his recovery, and a Week 1 return looks like a distinct possibility.
Smith-Schuster led all rookies with 917 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, despite being the league’s youngest player and seeing the field for under 64 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.
The sky’s the limit for the 21-year-old playmaker, especially now that Martavis Bryant has been shipped out of town.
The Niners enter 2018 surrounded by hype; but if Jimmy G doesn’t deliver, it’ll all be for naught.
With the Legion of Boom no longer what it was—and in the early stages of the post-Richard Sherman era—the Seattle Seahawks are trying to avoid falling behind in the chic NFC West. And the best way to accomplish that might be to make life easier on Russell Wilson.
Cousins’ numbers weren’t as strong as Keenum’s in 2017, but he had far less support from a Redskins team that was crushed by injuries. With more help, he posted a triple-digit passer rating and a league-high 69.8 completion percentage in 2015 before making his first Pro Bowl in 2016.
That’s why the Vikings made him the highest-paid player in NFL history (at least at the time).
This Minnesota team has more potential than last year’s squad, which is scary considering how close that one came to glory.
The Supreme Court just overturned the federal laws that kept sports gambling illegal across most of the country. Betting parlors will be open for business at one New Jersey racetrack by Memorial Day, with more across the nation opening as soon as states scramble to adjust to the new laws, or lack thereof. By the start of football season, the opportunity to wager 100 percent legally on NFL games (and other less interesting sporting events) may literally be at your fingertips!
As law-abiding American citizens, most of us have never placed a bet on any sporting event in our lives, except maybe in March Madness pools that are really “for entertainment purposes only” (wink, wink). That means our first tentative experiments with sports gambling will be much like our honeymoon nights and our first sips of alcohol on our 21st birthdays: exciting, mysterious, somewhat clumsy maiden journeys into uncharted territory.
How bets are really currently placed: Bettors call their college roommate or bartender’s cousin or some other side-hustling local bookie about 20 minutes before kickoff, right after Jay Glazer announces the final injury reports on the Fox pregame show. That person processes bets for someone else, with several intermediaries before any money leaves the suburbs and gets anywhere near a character from Goodfellas. Your friendly neighborhood bookie deals in small sums and doesn’t have knuckle-breakers on their payroll. They’re more likely to tattle to a tardy gambler’s spouse or parents, which is a far more effective deterrent against getting in trouble.
Those rules were simple: teams don’t have to be on the show if they have a first-year head coach, have been in a playoff game in the past two seasons, or have appeared on Hard Knocks in the past 10 years. That left the Browns, 49ers, Broncos, Chargers, Ravens, and Washington.
We’re hopeful the Browns can provide more excitement than recent seasons of the show. Last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had its moments, but was so-so overall. The year before, starring the Los Angeles Rams, was perhaps, the dullest season of Hard Knocks yet.
The Browns, coming off an 0-16 season, have been so bad for so long and have several potentially interesting storylines entering 2018. Here’s what we want to see when the new season of Hard Knocks debuts on Tuesday, Aug. 7:
It’s not like we’re rooting for chaos. The Browns coming off well and gaining some support from the general NFL fan base would be great to see! They’re underdogs (even if it’s mostly their fault), and presenting a likable team would be a win for the Browns.
The Colts are interested in a pair of defensive backs.
Indianapolis met with safeties Tre Boston and Kenny Vaccaro on Monday, according to a report by the NFL Network.
Vaccaro, who has spent his entire five-year career with the Saints, recorded 60 tackles and a career-high three interceptions in 2017. He also visited with the Dolphins this offseason, the report says.
He’s referring to the 2016 run to the Calder Cup Final in the American Hockey League for the Hershey Bears, the Capitals’ affiliate. They lost in the championship round, but their loss was a gain in experience for many of the young players who have populated the Capitals’ roster this season: Boyd, Walker, Vrana, Stephenson, Bowey and Djoos were all there.
“Going to the finals in Hershey obviously helps. To get a taste for it, the level of how much higher a pace it is in the regular season. But I mean, the NHL is a lot different in terms of speed and strength of guys,” said Stephenson.
Philadelphia ended the season with a Super Bowl win over the Patriots. Foles earned the game’s MVP honors after he tallied three touchdowns and 373 passing yards.
The Browns selected Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. They drafted Georgia running back Nick Chubb with the pick that was included in the potential deal for Foles.
“The way that LeBron and the team wore the clothing proves their confidence in being true individuals,” Browne wrote. “This should be inspiring to everyone and everyone should embrace seeing things differently.”
The rapper Drake piled on during the Raptors series, when he and Perkins got into a bizarre midcourt shouting match during Game 1 of the second round. Drake made a comment on Instagram afterward, sarcastically explaining that the incident happened because “I just said I liked the hem on his capris.”
The Cavs are 3-4 on the road in the playoffs, which means they are 3-4 in the suits (including 0-2 in the Eastern Conference finals heading into Game 5 on Wednesday in Boston), but the practice has become ingrained at this point, regardless of the record.
The last draft of Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome included two trades down in round one and a trade back into the first round to get a quarterback. Making the moves more impressive is the fact that the team initially considered taking Lamar Jackson with the 16th overall pick.
Per multiple sources, there was a movement in the Baltimore draft room to take Lamar Jackson with the 16th overall pick.
Friday’s PFT Live came the morning after the first round of the draft. So the Friday PFT Live draft focused on which players will make an immediate impact.
For the back and forth through three rounds, check out the video. And even though Simms won the toss (because the toss is #rigged), I still came up with a better trio of options.
And tune in Monday for another edition of PFT Live, along with another PFT Live draft. If you have any ideas for a PFT Live draft that we can steal borrow, drop it in the comments.
But Dorsey has been willing to take chances before. He took Tyreek Hill in the fifth round for the Chiefs when other teams were unwilling to touch him at all because of a domestic violence arrest.
Now Callaway gets to join Josh Gordon in the Browns receivers room, giving the team plenty of talent but plenty of potential headaches as well.
As the draft has shifted from a New York-only experience to a traveling roadshow, one dynamic hasn’t changed: By the third day, the thrill is gone.
This year in Dallas, it has happened again. Shots from inside AT&T Stadium show a very sparse (to put it kindly) collection of fans in the stands. And while a moderate number of fans are still present on the floor of the venue, both NFL Network and ESPN have shifted their main desks outside the building, possibly due to the noticeable difference in size and energy.