After three more drafts, Mike Mayock may move on

Mike Mayock has become over the past 15 years one of the top NFL draft experts. After this draft, we may be benefiting from his expertise for only three more of them.
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I signed a five-year deal a year and a half ago so after this draft I have another three drafts, Mayock tells Richard Deitsch of TheAthletic.com. At that point, I want to take a step back. The draft is all-encompassing and I love it but at age 62 [in three years] I might want to coach a high school team. There is a part of me that wants to get involved on the football side, whether it is in the NFL or coaching defensive backs at a local high school.

I think this is a very desirable place and job, and I think a lot of candidates will see and understand the vision that we have, the type of people that we are, Perry said earlier this week. In conjunction with the city of New York and the historical significance of the New York Knicks, this will be an attractive job for a lot of coaches and [there] will be a lot of interest in this job.

Mills said that the franchise’s next coaching hire will need to understand today’s player.

Today’s players are very different from yesterday’s players. So you have Shamar Stephen Jersey to be a person that understands who these guys are, where they come from, what their basketball journey is, Mills said. [You have to] understand the complexity of today’s NBA game from an analytic standpoint, from a physical development standpoint, from a player development standpoint. A good coach is willing to embrace all those things.

The Patriots now have a pair of first-round picks 鈥?the 23rd and 31st overall selections 鈥?and need a receiver, although they are expecting the return to health of Julian Edelman. Go ahead and bug Bill Belichick’s phone to see if he dials up Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, but do not hold your breath on that one.

The Rams and their general manager, Les Snead, are wheeling and dealing this offseason and Cooks is the latest prize. Cooks lasted only one year in New England, catching 65 passes for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns. He added 10 receptions for 155 yards in the postseason, but was forced out early in Super Bowl LII with a concussion.
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Limited Kids Ty Sambrailo Jersey Cooks, 24, is scheduled to make $8.5 million this season. Beckham is on the books for $8.45 million. Both players are entering the final years of their rookie contracts. The Rams now must find a way to give Cooks a long-term extension, mindful they will have to break the bank for their mega-star defensive lineman, Aaron Donald.

Disjointed Spurs no match for revamped Warriors lineup

Bobby Hart Kids Jersey The short-handed San Antonio Spurs thought they had adequately prepared for Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs against the Golden State Warriors, but coach Gregg Popovich expressed surprise and disappointment Saturday in a squad he said looked like a deer in headlights in a 113-92 loss.
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I thought we were very prepared physically and mentally, Popovich said. But I was mistaken. As I said, we looked like deer in the headlights. The defense was really poor as far Jalen Collins Jersey as following game plan of the first quarter, and it’s a bad combination to play defense like that and not shoot at the other end.

Hosmer was called out to end the eighth when he accidentally kicked his own infield chopper into foul territory while running to first.

Royals: RHP Jason Hammel (8-12, 5.05) starts the opener of a three-game road series against the Chicago White Sox. Hammel is 4-6 with a 5.14 ERA on the road this season. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (2-3, 4.84) starts for the White Sox.
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Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (9-8, 4.84) starts the opener of Toronto’s final home series, a three-game set against the New York Yankees. Estrada, who is 5-1 with a 3.75 ERA in his past 10 starts, signed a $13 million deal Wednesday to stay with Toronto in 2018. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (12-11, 4.73) starts for New York.

All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis says he’ll put his trust in the Knicks’ front office to hire the next head coach, and that he wants to remain in New York long term.

If it was my decision, I would play, but I can’t get back out on the court if I don’t have the OK from them, Embiid said. But everything has been going well. I’ve been able to do everything. And I feel great. So we got a pretty good chance for Game 2 or Game 3. We gonna see how it feels in the next couple of days.

I got to do some contact stuff and see how it feels, and then they are going to allow me to be back. I did a little bit today, kind of like dummy defense — not really contact but, like, a body on me.

The 76ers host Game 2 on Monday night, with Game 3 set for Thursday night in Miami.

Embiid says he has lost some weight since he suffered the injury in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz on March 28. He had surgery to repair the fracture and missed the last eight games of the regular season.

Jon Gruden didn’t get too far from the punter he apparently didn’t want to coach.

King’s on-field antics and celebratory dances have gained notoriety in recent years. Former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio called the punter’s over-the-top behavior “unacceptable” during the 2016 season after King earned unsportsmanlike penalties in consecutive games. He was penalized for picking up an official’s flag in a Week 13 game against the Bills, then flagged the following week for taunting the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill, after Hill returned a punt of his for a touchdown.

Gruden apparently had seen enough to know he was ready to move on from the talented 29-year-old. Cutting him saves the Raiders $2.9 million on the salary cap.

Besides getting double the chance to beat Gruden, whom King said he never met, King chose the Broncos for a personal reason, as well.

“The cool thing about the Broncos is the people that work at the Broncos encourage you to be yourself,” said King, a rare big-time personality confined to the punter position. “That is real cool. Players play a lot better when they can let their hair down and be themselves. It’s cool.”

Grubauer, 26, started 10 of the final 16 games of the regular season, going 7-3-0 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. Grubauer’s 2.06 GAA and .933 save percentage are the best among NHL goalies since Oct. 27. But Washington has lost the first two games of the series, both in overtime. Grubauer has a .837 save percentage in the series.

Trotz appreciates having two options between the pipes.

“Blessed is the word I always use,” he said. “Blessed to have two goaltenders. Braden has been a rock since I came to Washington. And this year wasn’t the year he probably expected. … We feel we have two pretty good options.”

Holtby, 28, had started 59 of the previous 60 Capitals playoff games before this series. But his struggles down the stretch — a 3.75 GAA and .886 save percentage in his final 17 appearances — cost him the ability to go into another postseason as the guy, even after showing improvements following his four-game “reset.”jets_007

Nats’ Bryce Harper hits 406-foot, broken-bat home run vs. Mets

This was shear power by Bryce Harper.
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In a startling display, the Washington Nationals slugger shattered his bat into two pieces, yet still hit a long home run Monday night in an 8-6 win over the New York Mets.

Trea Turner and his Washington teammates were marveling over how Harper did it.

It was impressive, Turner said There’s rumors that it was already broken beforehand. So I’m curious to see the tape to see if he hit it on the barrel or off the end of the bat, whatever it maybe. But nonetheless, impressive.

There is no doubt North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb is in the mix. His visit with the Giants went extremely well he made a positive impact on everyone in the building by wearing a suit, giving off an ultra-professional vibe and there is an understanding if they pass him up, there is not another pass-rusher remotely close to his level. There is also this: With his first two picks as the general manager of the Panthers, Gettleman selected defensive linemen. And this: Gettleman believes you win with big people. Chubb does not exactly classify as one of Gettleman’s hog-mollies” mainly because he is so darn talented but he is a physical force on the defensive line.
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Quenton Nelson will not be the pick at No. 2. This is not because the Giants have any reservations with the player they do not but it is a matter of positional value. The second-overall pick is too high Garrett Richards Womens Jersey to take a guard. The Giants do not view Nelson as a viable option to move outside to tackle. If they trade down (this is unlikely), moving to No. 5 to give the Broncos the No. 2 pick, then Nelson makes sense, as the Giants would gain additional draft picks and still get one of the top three players on their board.

The Giants got a helluva defense, they’re going to pay OBJ [Odell Beckham Jr.], so [he’s] coming back, Bryant told CBS Sports’ Mike Fisher. Playing with him, Sterling [Shepard] 鈥?the tight end [Evan Engram], [QB Eli] Manning? Crazy. They draft [Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick]? That’d be crazy!

Jeff Skinner Youth Jersey Bryant broke down his options one by one to Fisher, who wrote he believes the Giants would be Bryant’s No. 1 choice, and that the three-time Pro Bowler is a fan of the city and its fashion.

You get to wear your nice winter coats on the streets of New York there, Bryant joked.

Bryant also said the Texans would be a natural fit and allow him to stay in his home state, while he also said he would be interested in joining the Jaguars or Rams.

Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins endorsed Bryant’s vision.

Richard Sherman, Jed York had to unblock each other on Twitter

The 49ers were thrilled to sign Richard Sherman, and the cornerback was thrilled to play in San Francisco.
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But 49ers CEO Jed York and Sherman didn’t become BFFs until two weeks ago.

I wasn’t 100 percent sure what the future was. I just hadn’t had any clarity on that,” McDaniels said Monday, via Jim McBride of the Boston Globe. So, where did I fit in? Where there any plans? I just didn’t have much clarity on what my role was here moving forward.”

McDaniels’ contract, which had one year remaining, was adjusted, but he was given no guarantees, per McBride.

Game Youth Dion Dawkins Jersey Once I heard from Robert and Bill on that Tuesday, it just gave me reason to pause and consider this whole situation,” McDaniels said. The opportunity to stay here and work for who I think is the greatest owner in sports and the best head football coach in the history of our game, to work with the best quarterback that has ever played. . . . Look, I’m privileged to have the opportunity to do that and when they kind of Adam Oates Jersey crystallized that 鈥?’Hey, here’s what we see going forward and here’s how we would like you to fit into it’ 鈥?it gave me a reason to stop and say, ‘All right, what’s the best decision for me?’ And certainly it was difficult. But I made the decision on my own, nobody pushed me into it.”

It’s not clear if one is coming in the coming days. Probably not, from what I understand, they do not seem particularly close. Until they get to that point, Khalil Mack is just going to work out on his own, while Jon Gruden works with his new players. Rapoport stated on NFL Network.

Even with this news that the two sides aren’t close on a new deal yet, there’s not a major cause for concern.

McDaniels, who said his family was willing and ready to move to Indianapolis, acknowledged his conversation with Colts General Manager Chris Ballard was not easy. But McDaniels said he made the right decision for him and his family.

The Lions tried to trade Eric Ebron, but no one wanted to take on the tight end’s $8.25 million salary. General Manager Bob Quinn said it was a financial decision to cut Ebron after a lack of trade interest.
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No takers yet for one third of Titans

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At a time when plenty of potential buyers are lining up for the Carolina Panthers, a sizable chunk of the Tennessee Titans remains available for sale.
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Since last August, Susie Adams Smith has been trying to sell her one-third stake in the team. So far, there have been no takers.

But Wilson has two years left on a four-year deal worth up to $87.5 million deal he signed before the 2015 season, and the sides are expected to begin discussing an extension after this season. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times speculated that the Seahawks’ interest in Allen and the reaction to it by Wilson’s camp could mean both are casting an eye toward future contract talks, which could become contentious.

Whatever the reason, no one has to speculate about what a big year this is for coach Pete Carroll, Wilson and the Seahawks. Seattle has made changes to its offensive coaching staff, with Wilson getting a new offensive coordinator and a new position coach.

Carroll said at the owners meetings last week that the hope is new coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and quarterbacks coach Dave Canales help Wilson become even better.
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He is still in the middle of his formative years, and he’s got improvement ahead of him,” Carroll said, via Condotta. I know he sees it that way as well, and we’re pushing to keep finding that. The new relationship with Brian is going to be really important to him. Brian is going to challenge him in many ways, and Russell will challenge Brian in many ways. It’ll be really good for both guys, and we’re all looking forward to it. We’re just trying to get a little bit better.

The problem is this: Once the potential buyers understand that there is no path to acquiring control of the team, and once they realize that Amy Adams Strunk has no desire to sell her one-third interest or to relinquish control that was Brenton Bersin Jersey tentatively obtained from the other two branches of the Bud Adams family tree, the bidders walk away.

Quincy Enunwa signs RFA tender with Jets

The Jets played without wide receiver Quincy Enunwa last season, but hope to have him back in the lineup in 2018.

One stumbling block to having him on offense was an unsigned restricted free agent tender, but Enunwa has taken care of that. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Enunwa signed his tender with the team on Wednesday. Enunwa is set to make just over $2.9 million after receiving the second-round tender.

“Because what we’re trying to do is schedule 1,230 games in 29 buildings across a roughly 170-day season,” Wasch said then. (The season is now 176 days.)

He noted then that if you run the numbers, there are more ways to create an NBA schedule than there are atoms in the universe. “It’s not even close,” Wasch said.

But as slighted as Malone and the Nuggets might feel about their schedule, other teams would point out how Denver has a geographical advantage that often pays off.

“Some days you wake up, you literally wake up and you go, ‘What city am I in? Who are we playing tonight? And what happened last night?'”

Cunningham played his first four seasons for the Rams. He has 113 career receptions for 992 yards and three touchdowns and 180 rushes for 777 yards and four touchdowns.

He also has 102 career kickoff returns, though only seven came with the Bears last season.

Field Yates of ESPN reported Cunningham’s visit to the Saints, but with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara entrenched in New Orleans, Cunningham likely would have received less playing time on offense than he will get in Chicago.

In summing up the scenario of closing out a back-to-back in Denver, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told ESPN in 2016, “That one is a b—-. It’s tough.”

Entering this season, the Nuggets have a 102-36 record in such games since 2007-08 — and that 73.9 win percentage ranks second in the league over that span behind the Spurs, who have won 82.4 percent.
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Bucks beat Knicks 115-102 to tie for sixth in East

If the easier road in the Eastern Conference is from seventh place instead of sixth, the Milwaukee Bucks aren’t interested in taking it.
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They know they aren’t going to get the right playoff mindset by losing.

If you have that mentality it kind of carries over to the postseason and you become a complacent basketball player, forward Jabari Parker said.

Parker made his second start of the season in Antetokounmpo’s place and finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. John Henson had 15 points and 12 boards for the Bucks, who hoped to get point guard Malcolm Brogdon back but will have to wait a little longer as they try to become the dangerous team they think they can be.
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We know how good we can be and we’ve shown it, coach Joe Prunty said. We’ve shown it in games and over stretches of games, but similar to what we were talking about earlier, we have also had lulls Dustin McGowan Youth jersey or games where we haven’t played as well as we’d like to or need to, and that’s what we’re trying to build on every day.

With the loss, and Memphis’ win over Detroit, Phoenix — at 20-61 — is assured the worst record in the NBA and, consequently, the most ping pong balls in the May 15 draft lottery.

Danuel House scored a career-high 22 points for Phoenix. Alex Len added 16 points and 10 rebounds, Dragan Bender 14 points and 14 boards, and Tyler Ulis 15 points and 10 assists.

The Warriors, who had lost two in a row and five of their previous eight, were already locked in to the No. 2 playoff spot in the Western Conference and working to get healthy for the playoffs, but still had Durant, Thompson and Draymond Green in the lineup against the severely depleted Suns.

Phoenix was without Devin Booker (right hand sprain), T.J. Warren (left knee inflammation), Josh Jackson (right quad contusion), Marquese Chriss (hip soreness), Elfrid Payton (left knee) and Alan Williams (right knee soreness). Troy Daniels tried to play despite a sprained ankle but sat out the second half.

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The goal these last couple of games is to avoid any further health issues, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

An NFL coach can live off a Super Bowl victory for only so long.

Since winning Super Bowl XLVII six years ago, the John Harbaugh-led Baltimore Ravens are 40-40 in the regular season with one playoff appearance.聽
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What makes matters worse is the decline throughout the Ravens roster.

Baltimore’s wide receivers are among the league’s worst, and Joe Flacco’s 2017 performance ranked among his poorest, as he had just 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.聽

The Ravens still finished 12th in total defense, but Harbaugh must find ways to improve upon an offense that finished 27th overall last season. Otherwise, Baltimore will become an afterthought in the AFC North.聽

Their logic, understandably, is that Sullivan helps set the protections for Jared Goff and is familiar with McVay’s scheme. At the same time, though, didn’t we just spend Juan Samuel Youth jersey all of last season hailing McVay as an offensive wunderkind Can’t he teach another center the scheme Even if it’s effectively a one-year deal, isn’t that several million dollars the Rams could apply elsewhere on the roster given the 32-year-old’s health history And if that’s what other teams around the league were offering, why didn’t those teams think he was worth much more than the minimum in 2016 or 2017 The Rams didn’t have to make a long-term commitment on this deal, but it’s still an extremely aggressive bet on a player nobody was betting on over the past few seasons.

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We continue to do that and I think that over the course of time, we’re going to score a lot of runs with that kind of approach, Kapler said afterward. I was really proud of the resilience of our offense, particularly there at the end of the game. And I think grinding down opposing pitchers is the key to getting the best pitchers out of the game and then making relievers tired.
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Syndergaard earned the win Thursday, when he allowed four runs over six innings but struck out 10 and walked none as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4. He is 4-1 with a 1.78 ERA in six career starts against the Phillies.

NFL owner regrets apology for ‘inmates’ comment about players

Sorry, not sorry.
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Texans owner Bob McNair wants his apology back. The one he issued after uttering his controversial We can’t have the inmates running the prison comment, because he’s not sorry he said it and he never was.

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The Titans’ helmet is now the team’s primary navy blue color — formally white with two navy blue stripes. It has one two-toned silver stripe, which mimics the sword from the franchise’s logo.

Like the helmet, the shoulders on the jersey feature the two-toned silver in the shape of a sword. Fun fact: This is the first time Nike has utilized two-tone coloring on jerseys.
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The numbers on each jersey are shaped to mimic the Northeast corner of Tennessee as the state appears on a map. Also, the red accents, like the red stars on the inside back of the neckline are similar to the stars on the state flag.

Minnesota Vikings – Billy Price, C, Ohio State The Vikings already have Pat Elflein at center from last year’s draft, but won’t hesitate to grab his former college teammate Price. The duo gave Ohio State one of the country’s best interior lines in 2016, and with Price moving to guard, they will do so yet again with the Vikings. – Belbeck 31. New England Patriots – Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA The Patriots lost left tackle Nate Solder in free agency and need to do something to make sure Tom Brady is as protected as Rhys Hoskins Jersey possible.

(Rosen) needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored. He’s a millennial. He wants to know why. Millennials, once they know why, they’re good, Mora said, according to Peter King of SI.com. Josh has a lot of interests in life. If you can hold his concentration level and focus only on football for a few years, he will set the world on fire.