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Former NFL running back O.J. Simpson detailed how he would have

Simpson was asked about removing a glove before taking a knife from Charlie, and continued to say he blacked out.

“I had no conscious, I have no memory of doing that. But obviously I must have because they found the glove there,” Simpson said.

“I watch nothing of me,” Simpson said.” I didn’t watch the [Fox special Sunday night] because I knew they were all haters, and people will say things that are just not true, and there’s nobody there to challenge them, and that would piss me off.So why It’s a beautiful day. I’m about to go play golf. Why should I have some crap in my mind You’ve got to let it go.”

In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman. Two years later, Simpson was found liable for their deaths in a civil trial and was ordered to pay over $33 million to the families of the victims.

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“Me and Logan together man, I got the fast guy, he got the biggest guy,” Butler said during his introductory press conference, per the Tennessean’s Jason Wolf. “We’re going to communicate when the bunches come up. We’ve just got great communication and great chemistry over the three years we played together.”
With new schemes being installed on both offense and defense, it’s an ideal time for the Colts to have an infusion of young players. This is a trade that helps facilitate that.

Ballard pointed to the Colts having opportunities to select seven players within the first two rounds in 2018 and 2019 as a result of the trade. That’s seven potential starters if Ballard and his scouts nail the picks.

The trade also provides flexibility for additional moves, if the Colts see fit. With three second-round picks this year, the Colts have the resources to trade back into the latter half of the first round if a prospect they covet falls.patriots_109

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On Monday night, there Womens Trevor Van Riemsdyk Jersey weren’t any games of either of these types. Instead, we had two games pitting playoff contenders against lottery squads and two games pitting strong playoff teams playing great ball against opponents with playoff aspirations but also injuries that robbed them of stature. The results? Meh!
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They might’ve come to see James but instead watched the Lakers make one big final impression on the free-agent-to-be.

With incentive clauses, the total value of the extension mirrors Wade’s 10-year contract and could pay Thompson as much as $80 million. Anta has 8,000 stores of its own and is expecting to sell millions of KT sneakers in Asia, along with signature apparel items and additional KT lifestyle shoes in the coming years.

The contracts for Wade and Thompson caught the eye of the rest of the NBA, paving a new route for endorsements in China. Stateside brands such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas usually reserve contracts of that size to perennial MVP candidates such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and James Harden.

Limited Kids Ryan Hartman Jersey Thompson saw that last summer as he celebrated his new extension with Anta with a five-city, seven-day tour of China. Whether it was pickup hoops with locals at an outdoor court in Changsha or showing a more vibrant side of his personality in front of a mall teeming with fans in Zhengzhou, the legion of followers were enthralled with his every move.

There are few interesting things here. First, Williams has been the most valuable roto producer on the Clippers over the course of the season. However, Griffin missed a large chunk of the early season before the trade due to injury, and several of the secondary players on the team (including Austin Rivers, Danilo Gallinari and Patrick Beverley) missed a lot of time, as well. Thus, for a good chunk of the season, Williams was the lone, consistent offensive force for the Clippers, and he put up some of the best numbers of his career.

Since the trade, though, it is clear that Harris has been the most valuable fantasy producer on the Clippers, with Jordan a close second and Williams a more distant third. When you factor the injuries into the equation, the Griffin trade actually improved the Clippers’ team. Harris gives them a consistent front-line scorer in the starting lineup, and Jordan has more room to dominate in the middle without having to worry about conflicts of interest with Griffin.

Chargers CB Casey Hayward Jersey agrees to 3-year, $36 million extension

The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to terms on a three-year extension with cornerback Casey Hayward on Sunday.
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Hayward’s extension is worth $36 million, including $20 million in guaranteed money, his agent, David Mulugheta, told The Associated Press. The deal keeps him with the Chargers through the 2021 season.

When Tampa Bay drafted O.J. Howard with the 19th selection in last year’s draft, it seemed likely that the Bucs would be moving on from their incumbent tight end, given that Brate was due to become a restricted free agent after the 2017 season. Instead, after Brate’s 591-yard, six-touchdown season, the Buccaneers made a major investment and signed him to a six-year, $41 million extension with $18 million guaranteed.

The Bucs have plenty of cap room, and their deals are almost always two-year contracts with what amounts to team options tacked on, but it’s hard to believe they’ll use Brate frequently enough to justify this sort of outlay. The Harvard product finished his first full season in 2017 and still played only about 55 percent of Tampa Bay’s snaps in 2017. The Bucs will point to his success in the red zone with Jameis Winston under center, but red zone performance is wildly inconsistent from year to year.

Fourteen students and three staff members died in the Feb. 14 shooting. Former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, was the alleged gunman.

Limited Youth Spud Webb Jersey It also comes five days after Tampa Bay designated left fielder Corey Dickerson for assignment. The Rays have yet to come to a deal with another team on a trade for Dickerson. They have 10 days to either trade or release their former left fielder.

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Scioscia could use Ohtani in a six-man rotation to help with his arm health and the transition to MLB.

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I was always comfortable in man coverage, he says. You could pop on the film and say I wasn’t in man coverage, but I was in man coverage quite a bit. I’m super comfortable in positions like that. I take tremendous pride in going into one-on-one matchups against the back or the tight end. That doesn’t scare me one bit.
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I didn’t see a lot of Vander Esch roaming horizontally from numbers to numbers to deny yardage on sweep plays or screens. He normally didn’t have to. I also didn’t come across any of his four sacks as a junior. The Broncos never used him as an edge rusher in the games I watched, instead stationing him more toward the middle of the line. His blend of speed and power there made him effective in both coverage and run-stopping.

You have to look beyond the stats, Kiper Jr. said, via New York Upstate’s Matthew Fairburn. Stats are for losers in my opinion in a lot of ways. The kid won. You say what was his record? When he was out there, they won football games. The stats, a lot of guys have stats and can’t get their team over .500.

Setting the whole quarterback wins fallacy aside, OK, fine. But Allen completed 56 percent of his passes in his three years, so it reeks of disingenuousness when Kiper goes on to knock Jackson for being inaccurate with his 57 percent career completion rate.

Cooper Kupp Mens Jersey Buffalo will probably have a tough time getting him to re-sign, as Gaines already sounds eager to test the market. But the franchise tag would guarantee a cornerback around $15 million in 2018, and that’s just too much for Gaines.

He’s much better, the elder Shazier said in early January, via Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV, but we’ve agreed to keep his progress private until he’s ready to share where he’s at.

What does Ryan Shazier mean to the Steelers? He’s been the Steelers’ biggest defensive playmaker since they took him him in the first round of the 2014 draft.

He had 89 total tackles this season, despite missing the last four games. That ties him with Vince Lance McCullers Jersey Williams, who started all 16 games, for second on the team. Shazier finished the season with two forced fumbles and three picks, both of which tie him for the No. 1 spot on the team in each category.

Shazier means so much more to the Steelers than that, as was seen in the way his teammates reacted immediately after his injury. They had a hard time holding back tears in the immediate aftermath and for the rest of the game.

Bruins’ David Backes suspended 3 games for hit on Frans Nielsen

Boston Bruins forward David Backes has been suspended for three games for a shoulder to the head of Detroit’s Frans Nielsen.

The decision was announced by the league Wednesday, a day after Backes knocked Nielsen from Boston’s 6-5 overtime victory. Nielsen had already unloaded the puck when Backes drove his shoulder into the Red Wings forward, who fell to the ice, left the game and did not return.

For the first time in three seasons, the Trail Blazers have a participant in the NBA All-Star Game. And, just like before, that person is Damian Lillard. This came at a time when the Blazers, frankly, were in need of some good news. Their record 48 games in — currently at 26-22 — has hovered just above the .500 mark.

The team’s consistency in treading water and staying just within the playoff picture is remarkable, really. Despite two three-game losing streaks and a separate five-game skid, the Blazers have yet to sit below .500 on the year, and they have some impressive wins over top-notch opponents.

But that mediocrity eventually led their All-Star to meet with team owner Paul Allen, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, to talk about the direction of the team. The conversation was generally positive in nature and described as a “a productive, open forum to share opinions and express concern,” according to Haynes’ report.

The point guard was also a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team in 1968 and played for the Celtics from 1969-70 to the 1978-79 season, winning two titles. His streak of 488 consecutive games played is still a Celtics record.

“We are terribly saddened by the passing of the great Jo Jo White,” the Celtics said in a statement. “He was a champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it. Jo Jo was a key member of two championship teams, an NBA Finals MVP, a gold medal-winning Olympian, and a Hall of Famer.

“His contributions to the team’s championship legacy may have only been surpassed by the deep and lasting impact that he had in the community. The thoughts and sympathies of the entire Celtics organization are with the White family.”packers_010

Former teammate claims LeBron James Jersey ‘quit’ on Heat in 2011 NBA Finals

With no NBA games or events from Monday to Wednesday this week, sports shows were forced to come up with different ways to fill air time. Fox Sports’ Undisputed decided to bring up the classic LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate featuring a special guest: Eddie House.
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If you don’t recall, House was James’ teammate during the 2010-11 season with the Heat when Miami reached the NBA Finals. It was House’s final season in the league, and he didn’t contribute much, averaging 6.5 points in 17.5 minutes per game.

Game Kids Tedy Bruschi Jersey But House isn’t the only one to question James’ motivation in that series. Henry Abbott, founder of TrueHoop, wrote in 2011 that James was just being lazy and didn’t show much effort on defense.

So, did James quit on the Heat in 2011? That may be a strong word used to create drama for a TV show, but it is interesting to hear a different perspective from one of James’ teammates who witnessed the series up close.

So far this season, LeBron James and Anthony Davis received their first career ejections, Shaun Livingston and a referee went forehead-to-forehead during an argument, and Draymond Green has gone so far as to say league should get a whole new crop of referees.

In this meeting, we took some important steps in identifying existing frustrations for both sides, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said. Now with that information, we plan to move forward and continue to work together to find solutions that will enhance the on-court experience for both parties.

NBRA spokesperson Mark Denesuk agreed with Roberts’ assessment: Our two unions met out of the necessity to examine issues that have previously Dion Dawkins Authentic Jersey been left unaddressed. We look forward to continued collaboration between our two organizations to explore common interests.

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Pierce, who joins Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant as premier Deatrich Wise Jr Authentic Jersey trash-talkers of his generation, was jabbing Draymond Green from the Clippers’ bench by repeatedly insisting the Defensive Player of the Year was too small to guard Griffin. The ruthless response from Green, who ranks up there with Embiid among players considered the best trash-talkers among their peers, was clearly audible to a nationally televised crowd, picked up by the microphone on the basket during free throws.

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Talking trash is a right that must be earned first by proving yourself in the league, something Booker was rudely reminded by Westbrook during a rookie-season trash-talk attempt.

I don’t know who you are, Booker recalled of the reigning MVP’s response. Why you talking?

The required status is subject to interpretation, but a lack of it is a sure way to shut down any talk.

While in the nation’s capital to face off against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Curry will celebrate MBK with a pair of customized Curry 4 sneakers. The hand-painted shoes will later be signed by Curry and auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting local communities connected to the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.

The sneakers were designed by Dez Customz and Kreative Custom Kicks in tandem with the foundation, and styled in a black to white fade with subtle gold accents throughout, symbolizing togetherness and achievement. Featuring the Alliance’s wordmark and circular logo icon along the collar, one of Obama’s defining quotes from his last MBK National Summit speech while in office can also be found in script throughout the toe:

Because ensuring that our young people can go as far as their dreams and hard work will take them is the single most important task that we have as a nation. It is the single most important thing we can do for our country’s future.

Colts won’t re-sign Frank Gore, expect Andrew Luck Jersey at offseason workouts

The Colts are saying goodbye to their starting running back from the past three seasons, and they expect franchise quarterback Andrew Luck to be with the team when offseason workouts begin in the first week of April.
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General manager Chris Ballard met with Frank Gore and told the veteran running back that the Colts don’t plan to re-sign him.

Elite Kids Cory Littleton Jersey We had a discussion. We had it multiple times during the season. Frank knows we’re at the point where we need to get younger, and I want to give Frank a chance to see what’s out there and see if he finishes in a place he wants to finish it, Ballard said Wednesday. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Fame player. He likes it when you’re honest with him.

I keep going back to the initial asking price for Evander Kane: reportedly a first-round pick, a prospect, a roster player and a conditional pick. No teams have taken a bite, because that seems astronomically high for a player like Kane, who will be an UFA in July. I think that’s the minimum for Karlsson. A first-round pick is non-negotiable.

Not only are the Rangers said to be unloading Rick Nash, but Michael Grabner and Mats Zuccarello have also been discussed as players on the block. That is going to free up a heck of a lot of scoring-line and power-play ice time for the final month-and-a-half of the season. With absolutely no reason to promote top prospects such as Filip Chytil this season, the ice time is going to be divided up internally. While players like Pavel Buchnevich have already been getting prime minutes this season, Vesey has largely been relegated to a checking line.

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With Mike Green on the block and Trevor Daley also coveted for locker room presence by playoff teams, the Red Wings’ blue line could be getting thin next week. While Niklas Kronwall is playing plenty of power-play time, too, he’s not ideal in that role. In the meantime, the Red Wings have a 20-year-old Czech defenseman in the AHL who has been honing his North American game for the better part of two seasons.

Stephen Curry leads Warriors past Clippers in final meeting of regular season

Curry was in dagger mood, executing clutch heroics.

With center DeAndre Jordan switched on him at the top of the key, Curry drove right and hit a contested 3-pointer with five seconds left in the half. But on this occasion, there was a little bit too much time left on the clock as Danilo Gallinari received an inbounds pass and nailed a half-court heave to end the first half.

The Clippers stayed in it, erasing what was an 18-point second-quarter deficit.

Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: Patrick Maroon has two obvious virtues: a contract that carries a $1.5 million cap hit, which is remarkably low for a guy with 14 goals in 56 games, and a contract that expires after this season, so there’s no multiyear commitment the way there is with Mike Hoffman or Max Pacioretty.

After that, it’s a matter of perception. There’s no question that Maroon’s numbers are a product of playing with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl — he has played more than 827 minutes with them at 5-on-5 during the past two seasons. At last check, only one team in the NHL has a Connor McDavid, with due respect to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs. So one way to look at it is that Maroon is a product of Connor and Leon.

Another way of looking at it is that he’s talented and effective enough not only to hang with them but also to excel without them. His 63 even-strength points are third best for the Oilers over the past two seasons. His physical game fits well with two of the most talented players in the league, and he could replicate that in another team’s top six.

While the time spent interviewing and learning about the different sports involved in the Winter Olympics is educational for Duvernay-Tardif, he still couldn’t help but take a seat in stands and be a fan of his fellow countrymen at times, despite being a famous athlete himself.

“When Samuel Girard won the 1,000-meter on the short-track speed skating, that was an epic moment. I was off duty, we were done shooting and I walked in with my producer at the end of the day, right when the final was starting, and the next thing we know he’s dominating the race and he’s winning. It was crazy,” Duvernay-Tardif said.

“Then the next day, 24 hours after the race, I got an interview with him and we talked about the different ways you can pass without getting penalized and we’re basically going through a race with each other and then I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, that guy is the best in the world and I get a chance to spend 30 minutes with him.’”

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