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Cowboys’ Terrance Williams says Vikings’ Kendall Wright crashed his Lamborghini

Dallas Cowboys wide Womens Vincent Rey Jersey receiver Terrance Williams claims he wasn’t driving his blue Lamborghini when it crashed into a light pole May 19, according to the police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports.聽
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All I have is what Terrance remembers, Lewis said. All of that is news to me. Anytime you hit a curve going about聽60 mph and he struck his head, I don’t know, but we’re going to find out.聽I have to do the work necessary when you have an injury like this when you hit your head if there is any head trauma as far as a gap in memory.

In the police report, officer Stephen Byrom said when officers went to Williams’ home – located in a gated comunity – he saw Williams driving an electric scooter out of the property in suburban Dallas. Byrom said he saw Williams swerve heavily before falling over the handlebars and onto the ground. Byrom wrote in the report that Williams had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and had a strong odor of alcohol.
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Williams, through his attorney, previously said no official sobriety test was performed.聽

Brandon confirmed his resignation to the Buffalo News, saying he’d been planning the move for some time. However, the News reported two sources indicated Pegula Sports had conducted an internal investigation into workplace behavior and allegations of personal misconduct.

Sources told the News the investigation involved allegations of inappropriate relationships with female employees. While Brandon denied those allegations to Kim Pegula, she reportedly found his response deceitful, and the investigation uncovered other job-related issues.

I have been contemplating transitioning out of my role for some time, Brandon said. My goal when the Pegula’s purchased the franchise was to reach 20 years with the Bills in which I achieved this past November. Given where we are from a timing standpoint, particularly with the conclusion of the NFL Draft, now seems like the time to make that transition.

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Terry and Kim Pegula issued a statement Tuesday afternoon on Brandon’s resignation: We have a tremendous amount of confidence in the strong leadership teams we have built within each of those entities over the last several years. We are excited about the direction of our teams, especially after this past weekend’s NFL Draft and NHL lottery results. Our focus remains on building championship teams on and off the field for our fans and community.

Brandon Graham is expected to report for Eagles’ OTAs

It’s OTA time. Otherwise known as Organized Team Activities, it’s basically practice without pads. But they don’t call it practice because the term was coined at a time when practice in the offseason was nearly as intense practice in the preseason/regular season, but without pads.

The Eagles had been trying at times during the 2017 season to get Graham to extend his deal, but the terms weren’t deemed to be sufficiently favorable to Graham to result in an agreement. With Graham now one year away from free agency or the franchise tag, the Eagles may have a greater degree of urgency to get something done.

Called Ground Chuck, for his run-first offenses, Knox was the He was the NFL coach of the year in 1973, 1980 and 1984. He went 186-147-1 during 22 seasons as an NFL head coach, including two stints with the Rams. He won five straight NFC West titles from 1973-77, and he returned in 1992 for the franchise’s final three seasons in Los Angeles before its move to St. Louis. The Pennsylvania native left the Rams in 1978 for the Buffalo Bills.

PGA Tour vice president David Miller told the Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the [l]eagues create the source of activity on which the betting will be used, and that the leagues bear the burden of integrity risk of gambling-driven irregularities like match fixing and point shaving. These are our games, NBA senior V.P. Dan Spillane argued at the same hearing. The games and the fans who are interested in them.

That’s what you are getting for it. That argument has never flown in Nevada, and the sports leagues never have tried to take a stand against illegal gambling on this plank of sanctimony. Instead, they’ve historically enjoyed the increased interest in their sports via legal betting in Nevada and illegal betting elsewhere. Now that the other 49 states can get in on the act, the sports leagues are putting a hand out because: (1) they can; and (2) the cost for doing so pales in comparison to the money they could make, if they can convince one or more states to swallow a hook that holds no actual bait.ravens_146

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant isn’t satisfied with simply making more contact

Kris Bryant speaks with Alex Rodriguez about the incentive his grandparents gave him to swing for the fences as a kid. (1:33)
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His quest for perfection in the batter’s box will never reach its conclusion, but Cubs star Kris Bryant won’t stop trying. The latest edition of his journey, which might well end up with Bryant in the Baseball Hall of Fame, features him making more contact than ever and striking out less. That’s a novel concept in today’s brand of major league baseball.
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When you think of NBA rivalries, or even just teams that don’t like each other, you don’t typically think of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers. But when the Wolves’ Twitter account saw a tweet about Twitter trying to filter out bad tweets, the Timberwolves used the opportunity to take a shot at Lakers fan, implying that they tend to have bad tweets.

Though it was certainly random, a lot of fan bases don’t like Lakers fans on social media because their fans often have the confidence and entitlement of a franchise that has won 16 titles and enjoyed all-time greats, for better or worse. These types of tweets only add fuel to the fire, though. The Wolves can expect a lot more Lakers fans in their mentions after this Kyler Fackrell Womens Jersey (just check the replies to their tweet).

While no team really wants to let the NFL Films all-access crews into their lives, not every team has the choice. The Browns were one of six teams which could have been forced to do the show, along with the Ravens, Broncos, Chargers, 49ers, and Washington.

But only one of those teams has the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, quarterback in Baker Mayfield.

With Mayfield’s well-documented swagger and the general curiosity about their latest effort at a clean slate, the Browns seem the obvious choice.

The Celtics won’t find watching film of Monday’s Game 4 loss very therapeutic, as there were head-slapping miscues in the first half and numerous missed chances to pull close in the fourth quarter.

I just thought we played like a different team, to be honest, Korver said. Those first two games in Boston, that wasn’t us. That was really poor, poor basketball on our end. So, we’ve come home and we’ve taken care of business here. We got to win one there though, if we want to win the series.
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Inside Nashville’s bid to land 2019 NFL draft: Make it a party

The NFL wants draft weekend to take on the personality of the host city, and Nashville can’t wait to show off its honky-tonks, sports bars and more.
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Butch Spyridon, the president and CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, told ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe previously that the city encouraged the NFL to use the Ascend Amphitheater for the draft theater, Nissan Stadium (home of the Tennessee Titans) and its parking lots for the fan Drew Hutchison Authentic Jersey experience, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for the Titans’ war room.

Ultimately, the NFL will create its own event based on the potential locations provided.

I remember the day I got drafted, he said. I was probably a little hesitant on the team I was going to and where I was going. It was a big jump and a lot of uncertainty from the system I ran in college to what the NFL system was going to be when I walked into the building the first day. My situation here, I’ve completely accepted this team and where I’m at that this is my best opportunity to get a chance to go out on the field and be a part of a team. I’ve done a lot of things in my personal life. I’ve worked extremely hard in the physical and football aspects of my life. I feel like I’m in the best place that I’ve been mentally and physically in my life.

The two previously exchanged text messages after Allen was drafted.

He’s the greatest quarterback to play the game, and obviously the greatest quarterback in Buffalo history, Allen said.
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Limited Mens Evan Boehm Jersey That’s where I want to be. That’s eventually [the goal of] my career, to be regarded in the city of Buffalo like a Jim Kelly. I think that every quarterback who plays here wants to be in the same sentence as him, just because of what he is and what he holds to the city. For him to come out here is an awesome experience.

Allen and Kelly later entered the locker room for a private conversation.

Patriots hire martial arts expert Joe Kim as pass rushing consultant, per report

The New England Patriots are getting a little creative as they try to ramp up their pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
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The team is hiring聽martial arts expert Joe Kim as a pass rushing consultant, according to聽The Boston Globe.

David Sharpe Youth Jersey I think their intentions are good, Slane said. I think some states will have to go back and structure a policy that will allow operators to want to come into the state.

The NBA and MLB, seeing the potential of PASPA’s repeal, have聽pushed the idea of a 1% sports integrity fee. (This would be taken out of all sports bets before the government gets to tax bets.) While the leagues have pitched this as a way to police point-shaving and other gambling-related corruption, Slane said it would聽take such a chunk that it would make legalized sports betting non-viable.聽

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The Islanders are at an important crossroads in their franchise, with star center John Tavares eligible to become a free agent on July 1. Bringing in Lamoriello could help the Josh Ferguson Authentic Jersey Islanders show the franchise’s cornerstone that the team is committed to working toward turning things around quickly.

This isn’t just good news for the state’s coffers and the ailing horse racing industry that stands to benefit the most. This will be a boon for TV ratings, too, because nothing keeps eyeballs glued to a boring game like having a few bucks riding on the outcome.聽聽

Pro sports are not going to be besieged with corruption despite all the righteous handwringing. Here’s a prediction that I won’t even bother to give odd ons: We’re going to look back on this day in just a few years and wonder, What the heck was the big deal, anyway?聽

Society will have largely accepted sports betting as part of life, much in the same way it has become a fixture in the United Kingdom. The whole conversation about the integrity of聽 NFL games being compromised as a result is going to feel even more ridiculous than it does now.聽

Lions ink first-round OL Frank Ragnow to rookie deal

The Detroit Lions signed five draft picks as rookie minicamp opens, including first-round pick Frank Ragnow.

The No. 20 overall selection, Ragnow signed a four-year deal expected to be worth around $11.8 million total. As with all first-round selections, the deal comes with a team option for a fifth season.

The Lions also announced the signing of running back Kerryon Johnson, defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand, offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby and fullback Nick Bawden.

Ryan Shazier’s recovery from a potentially career-ending back injury has served as an inspiration for the Steelers organization.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler in mid-February that Shazier has been involved in meetings with coaches and front office staff, where he’s been learning “personnel stuff,” and working out in Steelers facilities. His attitude, however, has been the true standout for the GM.

“But the great thing about it is Ryan does as much as we do for him because the way he works at this and the attitude that he has shown and his rehabilitation, it’s really uplifting,” Colbert said. “Never once has he said, ‘why me?’”

Both the Jets and Redskins announced on Monday that they will have joint practice sessions on August 12,13 and 14 before facing off in a preseason game at FedEx Field on Thursday, August 16.

“It will be a nice change of pace for our players to face another team,” Jets head coach Todd Bowles said. “We’d like to thank the Redskins for having us. Hopefully, we can help each other prepare for the upcoming regular season.”

It’s the first time the Jets will take part in joint practices since they worked with the Giants in 2005. It’s the first time for the Redskins since they held workouts with the Texans in 2015.

Which veterans are in danger after the draft?

Roethlisberger sees things a bit differently. Roethlisberger said “it’s a good thing” to play a teaching role with younger players, although he stressed that one of the rookie’s lessons will be about patience because Roethlisberger isn’t planning on giving way anytime soon.
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It should come as no surprise that he still has an itch in need of an occasional scratch.

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You never want to say never, Warner said Tuesday. Obviously, the further you go into this thing, the older you get, you still have visions of grandeur in your head. But we’re getting too far away from this thing. I do feel really good, and I was slinging it pretty good just a couple of months ago when I was training, but I think it’s time we say this thing is over.
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The 6-foot-3, 308-pound Lauvao spent the past four seasons in Washington after signing as a free agent in 2014, and then went on to start 41 games.

Meanwhile, the Wilson football was gathering results from four data points: spin (RPMs), spiral efficiency, velocity and time of release 鈥?when Darnold’s left hand came off the ball as he was starting to throw to when the ball left his fingertips.

When the Jags jumped out to an early lead, hammered Leonard Fournette at the opposing defense and bolstered Blake Bortles with a dangerous play-action attack, they were a force to be reckoned with. Bortles averaged a sterling 8.0 yards per attempt with a 107.3 passer rating and a 12:1 TD-to-INT ratio when asked to nurse a lead last season.

When the Jaguars were tied or losing last year, conversely, Bortles’ numbers plummeted to 6.5 yards per attempt, with a passer rating below 75.0 and nine touchdowns versus 12 interceptions.

Conventional team stats suggest Jacksonville’s offense was on par with those in Kansas City, Atlanta and Philadelphia. The game film and advanced metrics refute that notion, poking holes in a limited attack.

If the quarterback is running a truly dominant offense, he moves the chains with consistency in all situations, rather than requiring a strict formula for success. It’s no surprise that the list below reads like a who’s who of superstar quarterbacks, many enjoying a symbiotic relationship with a top-notch offensive mind dialing up the plays.

Cliff Avril takes a radio job in Seattle

At varying points, Cliff Avril said he wanted to continue to play football.
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He has had a great career with us, we couldn’t have done it without him. I know this is a turn for him, but it’s a good turn. He’s had a good career that he put behind him and he’s moving on feeling good, and we’ll always be grateful for all the work he brought us.

The NFL finds itself caught in the middle of a situation that cries out for the justice that it never received when it happened more than a decade ago.

On the surface, the approach seems nonsensical. Why would the DA’s office listen to Friel, years after she left the job? (Besides, the DA’s office seems to indeed be acting on the case.) At a deeper level, the strategy makes plenty of sense, because Gleason has managed to use the NFL connection as a way to bring attention to the story 鈥?and possibly to achieve justice for his client, 13 years after the fact.

The Thunder were billed before the season as contenders. But the fit with Westbrook, George and Anthony took more time than expected, and the bumps along the way have left the Thunder in a precarious position. If OKC can do enough to convince George to return and this becomes year one of a four- or five-year window, playing into the second round would be viewed as a job pretty well done.

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Chiefs claim Alex Ellis off waivers, cut Akeem Hunt

The Chiefs claimed tight end Alex Ellis off waivers from the Saints on Tuesday and waived running back Akeem Hunt with a failed physical designation.
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Hunt, 25, played 15 games last season, though he had only eight carries for 23 yards and four receptions for 31 yards. He played 52 snaps on offense and 171 on special teams, returning 25 kickoffs for 611 yards.

He spent 2015-16 in Houston.

Utah’s starting five has dominated; it is plus-40 in 92 minutes with the Rudy Gobert-Favors tandem on the floor. When the Jazz can score in their twin towers alignment, they generally win. The Thunder may not have believed it 10 days ago — they seem almost offended Joe Ingles dared to stand up to them — but the Jazz are real.

Wint took part in the rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He spent four seasons at Florida International and posted 336 tackles, including a 106-tackle 2016 season that ranks sixth in school history.

It was August 2017 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Acuna had just homered in back-to-back games and was hitting .341 in a little more than a month since getting called up to Gwinnett. Before that, he had breezed through high-A and Double-A, needing just 85 games to convince Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Jersey Braves brass that his numbers (he hit a combined .313 with 12 homers and 33 steals) were not a mirage and that he was ready for the highest level the minors had to offer. Before that, in 2016, he’d torn it up in low-A ball to the point that Starling Marte — the Pittsburgh Pirates’ All-Star outfielder — felt compelled to send the teenager a text wherein he dubbed him El Abusador, a reference to the manner in which Acuna routinely pummeled the baseball.
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Matt Ryan agrees to massive extension with the Falcons worth $30 million per year

The NFL now has a $30 million a year quarterback. And it’s not Aaron Rodgers.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Falcons have agreed to a new five-year extension with quarterback Matt Ryan, which hits a new benchmark for annual average, and includes $100 million guaranteed.

Running backs were devalued draft- and contract-wise for many years while teams like the Patriots, Packers and, yes, the Giants, won Super Bowls without backs drafted in the top 10. The trend recently has shifted, as top backs have been taken high in the past three drafts. And all of them — Leonard Fournette (No. 4) by Jacksonville last year, Ezekiel Elliott (No. 4) by Dallas in 2016 and Todd Gurley (No. 10) by the Rams in 2015 — became 1,000-yard rushers as rookies.

Last week, before the 49ers didn’t use any of their nine picks on an edge rusher, Lynch was asked if signing Dumervil could be an option after the dust settled from the draft.

Edge rusher: Although the Broncos will pick up the option of Shane Ray to keep him with the team through next season, he’s had disappointing production and limited progress as a force opposite Von Miller. Denver was only No. 22 in the NFL with its 33 sacks last season.

Tight end: Virgil Green left for the division-rival Chargers, leaving Jeff Heuermann and Jake Butt — each with Big Ten talent but equal injury concern — as the top two on the depth chart. They need to think about getting a well-rounded Kyle Rudolph-type for Keenum.

Harvey has been mostly awful since 2016, when he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome. Before that, he virtually owned baseball in New York City, earning the Dark Knight nickname as he rose to fame as the best pitcher in the city and because of a celebrity status that often landed him in tabloid headlines and behavior that put him at odds with his team.

He might not have to wait long to start trying to prove it, either. Jackson’s skill set should be especially intriguing for the Ravens since assistant head coach Greg Roman helped create packages that led to Colin Kaepernick flourishing when both were with San Francisco.

Speaking of the 49ers, general manager John Lynch offered praise of Jackson when asked whether the QB made the right move in not trying to convert to wide receiver before the draft.tigers_024-115x115