Monthly Archives: June 2018

My Atlanta Falcons app is working now!!

Matt: Woo-hoo! Yes, it’s back in business, John. It might require you to download the latest version, but at least it’s working again. We can all breathe a sigh of relief. Hey, if you guys want push notifications on any breaking Falcons news moving forward, you really should download the app. I’m glad it’s working for you, John.
Nike Women's Chris Conley Ash Backer - Kansas City Chiefs NFL #17 Pullover Hoodie
I Dale Hawerchuk Jersey think the biggest thing for me is just overall comfort level, Sarkisian said of beginning his second season. When I came in a year ago, it was learning the system that was in place. It was learning the players that were in place. In Year 2, I have a year in the system. Now I can make some of the tweaks that I feel like are needed for this offense to continue to grow. I’ve got a really good understanding of every player – and the things that they’re really good at, the things that they maybe need to work on, and things that I would be wrong in putting them in position to do.

I think all of those things just puts me at a much different level of comfort, where Joseph Blandisi Youth Jersey you just feel good every day walking in like, ‘OK, this is what we’re going to work on today because I think we can get better at it. And if we really want to run this play, X player needs to run this play, not this player because X player runs it better.’ And that goes a long, long way when you think about it.Dan Quinn says Falcons have had ‘finest offseason I’ve been a part of’

At this time of the year, nearly every NFL head coach will sound optimistic about his team and explain why he’s got a very good group. After Thursday’s Falcons Minicamp Built by The Home Depot, head coach Dan Quinn sounded more than just optimistic.

Ex-Jaguar Julius Williams Jersey gets 90 days in jail for reckless driving after fatal crash

Julius Williams played one season for the Jaguars in 2009. In 2015, he was driving to a Jaguars game as a spectator when he was in a traffic crash that killed the other driver. Today he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for that crash.
#20 Nike Game Briean Boddy-Calhoun Men's Brown NFL Jersey - Home Cleveland Browns
First Coast News reports that Williams was sentenced to 90 days today for reckless driving.

Williams was driving with another former NFL player, Anthony Smith, in the passenger seat when they were hit from behind by a semi-truck, and the driver of the semi died. Although Williams’ vehicle was hit from behind, police concluded that Williams was driving in an aggressive and erratic manner and he was charged with vehicular homicide. A jury acquitted him of that charge but convicted him of the less serious reckless driving.

We brought him down, he walked in the building and he was a colossus of a man, says Mark Hewitt, who was Worcester Warriors academy manager when Scotland-Williamson was sent his way. We liked what we saw of him. We gave him an opportunity and that was purely on his athletic ability, rather than his rugby skill set. It was lucky he fell in our lap but it was a massive punt.

He’s an incredibly intelligent young man, very coachable and he fit in really well. He’s a person who goes into a gym, looks at a weight and increases his mass in a short period of time. He’s explosive in defence, around the edges and fringes, and his ability to generate power is incredible. Everyone knows ‘that’ tackle, but he had the ability to do that all the time.

As the NFL’s national anthem policy continues to make political waves, the league will have to navigate the criticism it is sure to take both from those on the left who think players should be permitted to kneel during the anthem, and from those on the right who think players should be forced to stand rather than stay in the locker room. Moore will play a key role in determining the NFL’s response to that criticism.

Three-time All-Pro safety Earl Thomas skipped mandatory minicamp with the Seattle Seahawks because he wants a contract extension as he heads into Matt Cullen Authentic Jersey the final year of a four-year, $40 million deal. Womens Phil Esposito Jersey The Seahawks might not give him what he wants, and there have been rumblings of trade interest from the Dallas Cowboys and other teams. What should Seattle general manager John Schneider do now?

Giants’ Dave Gettleman Jersey announces staff changes, carves out major role for Kevin Abrams

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced several staff changes in Cody Ceci Jersey the team’s front office Wednesday, including adding a new title for assistant general manager Kevin Abrams.
Women's Authentic Majestic Chase Headley White Home Jersey - #12 MLB San Diego Padres Cool Base
Abrams, a member of the Giants’ organization for the past 16 years will now also serve Grant Hill Jersey as the Giants’ Vice President of football operations.

It is worth noting that the announcement of Abrams’ new title comes weeks after it was revealed that Gettleman is battling lymphoma, so Abrams’ new position could establish him as the general manager-in-waiting whenever the 67-year-old Gettleman decides to step away.

The Giants franchise is built on stability at the top, from George Young to Ernie Accorsi to Jerry Reese to Gettleman (an Accorsi protege).

Beginning this season, each area scout will concentrate on a specific region. In addition to Hanscomb and Cooper, these are the scouts and their areas: D.J. Boisture (west), Jeremy Breit (regional), Steve Devine (Midwest), Donnie Etheridge (southwest), Ryan Jones (northeast), Michael Murphy (west), Steve Verderosa (regional) and Chris Watts (midlands).

What all this means for Yankees fans is this: One way or another, the YES Network will find itself part of a larger, media conglomerate. With that comes more cross-promotion with other company-owned properties (i.e. the plugging of Solo: A Star Wars movie on several ABC and ESPN programs).

Both Comcast and Disney own several sports media outlets, so there will also be a chance for increased exposure of Yankees coverage to out-of-market fans, as well as exposure to Yankees fans of non-Yankees related content.

Being owned by Comcast or Disney would, in theory, help YES Network negotiate carriage agreements with other service providers, and perhaps avoid the type of spat between Comcast and YES which led to a two-year blackout of the channel, before a deal was struck in 2017.

Jon Dorenbos, magician and former Eagles player, gets Super Bowl ring

Former Eagles player and America’s Got Talent finalist Jon Dorenbos is sharing in the Super Bowl magic despite not playing with the team last season.

The Eagles posted a video Thursday on Twitter of Dorenbos receiving a Super Bowl ring.

Dorenbos, a long-snapper who spent 11 seasons with the team, was a popular figure in the Eagles locker room, known for his gregarious personality and for entertaining teammates with magic tricks.

He was traded to the Saints before the start of last season but retired in September when it was discovered he needed heart surgery, ending his football career.

Dorenbos learned magic as a boy to help him cope with the death of his mother, who was killed by his father. He performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2016 and finished in third place.

Rays: Two-way prospect Brendan McKay is on Class-A Charlotte’s disabled list with an oblique injury.

Tampa Bay reinstated INF Daniel Robertson (left hamstring strain) from the 10-day DL and optioned RHP Austin Pruitt and outrighted OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Durham.

Yankees RHP Sonny Gray (5-4) and Rays RHP Wilmer Font (0-3) are Saturday’s scheduled starters.

The name remained on the stadium for two seasons despite the fact that Sports Authority made the decision to close all their stores by the summer of 2016.

In a statement, Broncos chief commercial officer Mac Freeman said the team has had many productive conversations and is confident it will find the right partner.

A deal would help pay for stadium maintenance.

Although they are missing Miguel Cabrera, who is on the disabled list with a ruptured biceps tendon, the rebuilding Tigers are in second place in the AL Central, six games behind the division-leading Indians.

It seems like they are playing with more energy, Francona said. Sometimes when a guy goes down, a team takes the mentality of ‘us against the world.’ You use whatever you can, and they are doing a good job using that.

The Tigers on Saturday will start left-hander Francisco Liriano (3-2, 3.90 ERA), who will be activated off the disabled list, and will make his first major league start since May 26. The Tigers lost that game 8-4, to the White Sox.

Joe Bugel, Emmitt Thomas Jersey earn award for lifetime achievement as assistants

Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas won the 2018 Paul Dr. Z Zimmerman Award for lifetime achievement as assistant coaches. The Pro Football Writers of America has given the award since 2014.
NFL Nike Women's Kevin Zeitler White Road Elite Jersey - #70 Cleveland Browns Vapor Untouchable
Bobb McKittrick, Jim McNally and Dave Toub were the other finalists.

We have a very tight core group of outside linebackers, with Vern [Olivier Vernon], Kareem Martin, even Romeo [Okwara], Jordan Williams, Carter said after practice Tuesday. We’ve all helped each other out. They’ve helped me, given me tidbits here and there, and I’m just trying to soak it all up, because they’ve been there. Especially O.V., he’s had a lot of success.

Williams played in 10 games last season as he missed various games trying to manage the injury to the end of the year. Williams said the surgery he had included a readjustment of his tibia to align his leg bone and knee cap as well as a slight microfracture procedure on top of that to aid regeneration.

Williams has made the Pro Bowl six times in his eight years with the Redskins, including last season despite the injury issues. Head coach Jay Gruden echoed Williams’ thoughts that he would be ready for the start of camp.

One of six children growing up in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Rapone said he applied to West Point, which is tuition-free, because he couldn’t afford college. He was nominated out of high school by then-US Rep. Jason Altmire in 2010.

He was an honors student, an athlete, a model citizen who volunteered in the community, recalled Altmire, a Sterling Shepard Jersey Democrat. During the interview, Jake Dotchin Youth Jersey he expressed patriotism and looked just like a top-notch candidate. There were no red flags of any kind.

But he wasn’t accepted to West Point, so Rapone enlisted in the Army. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and was assigned as an assistant machine gunner in Khost Province.

We were bullies in one of the poorest countries on Earth, Rapone said. We have one of the most technologically advanced militaries of all time and all we were doing is brutalizing and invading and terrorizing a population that had nothing to do with what the United States claimed was a threat.

Orioles bench slumping Chris Davis Jersey

The Orioles sat the slumping Chris Davis for a third-straight game Friday, and manager Buck Showalter told reporters the slugger’s return is not imminent.
Men's Replica Majestic Dylan Bundy Green Jersey - #37 MLB Baltimore Orioles Salute To Service
Davis has only four home runs in 207 at-bats this season, and is slashing.150/.227/.227 with 86 strikeouts.

Showalter told reporters he doesn’t expect Davis to miss a week or two, but he would be available if the team needs what he can bring off the bench.

At this point, his major-league dream is likely done, and he knows it.

Davis was in the bigs once, though, for the 21 greatest days of my life. Aside from the pitchers throwing exploding sliders and other ungodly breaking stuff, the little things are what he remembers most — like having someone else carrying his luggage, hitting white baseballs for batting practice, hotels with room service and playing in ballparks that felt like cathedrals.

The DH is one of those topics that you never quite put to bed and I think that it is a continuing source of conversation among the ownership group, and I think that the dialogue actually probably moved a little bit, Manfred told reporters (per

Manfred also pointed out that there is a core of National League owners who prefer the National League game even though major league pitchers are batting, by his estimate,.113 (.111, to be exact) as a group this year.

That was a savvy move by the commish; he helped make those Jesper Fast Authentic Jersey owners look unreasonably nostalgic and hopelessly out of touch. Those owners refuse to accept the reality that few NL pitchers Derrick Thomas Womens Jersey can, or want to, handle the bat credibly. Below is the short list of such pitchers; interestingly, each team has at least one:

Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin. They’re 13 for 49 (.265) combined, with three doubles and five RBIs, in 2018.

Jury orders Rams to pay $12.5 million for Reggie Bush injury

A jury in St. Louis on Tuesday ordered the NFL’s Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury he suffered in 2015, the team’s final season in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles.

The jury found the Rams 100 percent liable for Bush’s injury and ordered the team to pay $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Attorneys for the Rams said they plan to file a motion for a new trial.

Rams attorney Dan Allmayer said the team should not be held responsible for Bush’s injury because it could not have foreseen a dangerous condition. He noted that no one besides McCown and Bush had been injured there over 20 seasons played at the dome.

The constant attention, especially from the media, is why Brown says he skipped the past two weeks of the team’s voluntary workouts. 

After Tuesday’s practice session at Steelers minicamp, Brown addressed his concerns. 

I can’t go nowhere and work out by myself, fans come meet me at the field I can’t do nothing normal. You guys write about me every day, he said. I started to think to myself, am I really free?

He took issue with reporters asking teammates about his absence much like they asked him last month about holdout running back Le’Veon Bell, who is embroiled in a contract dispute with the Steelers for the second year in a row.

Brown said his comment the first rule of getting better is showing up was just his personal philosophy, not an attempt to get involved in Bell’s business.

You guys make the pressure to put pressure on me all the time, he said. I had to get away to free my mind.

Rudock was the lone player to clear the 300-foot fence during the home run derby, which featured three offensive and three defensive players. He hit one out to left-center field on his 10th and final swing to win the crown.

LeBron James Jersey to Donald Trump on Eagles situation: ‘No one wants an invite’ to White House anyway

LeBron James might be the most popular professional athlete in the world, and he’s one of its most outspoken, too.
Youth Eric Staal Authentic Green Adidas Jersey: NHL Minnesota Wild #12 Salute to Service
It should come as no surprise, then, that the Cavaliers superstar addressed the hubbub surrounding President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to the White House for the Eagles Andrew Shaw Jersey as a celebration for winning Super Bowl LII.

In a February video, James said that Trump doesn’t give an (expletive) about the peoplewhich led to controversial statement from Fox News host Laura Ingraham suggesting that James, and other professional athletes, should not speak about politics and instead shut up and dribble.

But the Broncos moved on from Dixon by signing Pro Bowl free agent Marquette King Brett Hull Authentic Jersey after he was released by the Raiders. The Giants were in the market for a new starting punter after releasing Brad Wing.

Dixon has been the only punter on the roster since the Giants released Austin Rehkow on May 7, meaning for all eight organized team activity practices The Giants had two open roster spots after a series of moves Monday and opted to not make Dixon’s job a foregone conclusion.

But Symmank really win the starting job?

Like Rehkow, Symmank has never kicked in a NFL regular-season game.

The difference is Symmank is familiar to Giants head coach Pat Shurmur. He averaged 42.9 yards per punt on nine attempts with the Vikings in the 2017 preseason, after first appearing in the team’s 2016 rookie minicamp.

Travis Shaw Jersey returns after benching for not running out grounder

Third baseman Travis Shaw was back in the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting lineup Sunday — one day after being benched by manager Craig Counsell for failing to run out a ground ball in a 12-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Vikings Official Jersey
Today it acted up on me a little bit more than the other ones and Davey decided to Mark Messier Jersey pull the plug,” he said.

Strasburg allowed three runs and five hits with two strikeouts and did not look comfortable on the mound.

Andrew McCutchen gave the Giants a 1-0 lead in the first inning when he homered off a 97 mph fastball, A.Q. Shipley Womens Jersey and San Francisco opened the second inning with four straight hits to make it 3-0.

Shawn Kelley replaced Strasburg to start the third inning. Strasburg took the loss in the Giants’ 9-5 victory.

The 29-year-old Strasburg has been excellent when healthy, going 15-4 in both of the two past season. But he hasn’t made 30 starts in a year since 2014 when he made 34.

Strasburg has made five trips to the disabled list since 2015. Neither Martinez or Strasburg were forecasting the MRI result.

Hopefully, it’s nothing at all,” Martinez said. Just a little tightness, a little inflammation, we can take care of it and then we’ll go from there.”

Aaron Rodgers Jersey eyeing player opt-out in next contract?

At some point, Aaron Rodgers will become the newest highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. By most accounts, that formality should happen before the 2018 season kicks off.
Fanatics Branded NHL Men's Oliver Kylington Red Home Breakaway Jersey - #58 Calgary Flames
Beyond leapfrogging Matt Ryan in average per year and guaranteed money, there are more nuanced aspects of Rodgers’ anticipated contract that are worth tracking.

Currently, Rodgers has two years remaining on his deal. The Packers then hold the ability to franchise tag the quarterback the next two seasons. Green Bay could do nothing and have Rodgers under center for the next four seasons. When you’re holding a full house, there are very few hands to which you’d fold.

Kirk Cousins signed a three-year deal with all $84 million guaranteed. The short deal will allow the Vikings QB another shot at a big contract during his prime. He leveraged such a player-friendly deal because he was a free agent. Rodgers doesn’t hold such trump cards.

My heart is broken, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, who presided over the team’s glory years, said in a statement. Today, I lost my little brother and one of my best friends.

I cannot put into words how special Dwight was to me and to everyone his life touched. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend and teammate. He showed tremendous courage and dignity in his battle with ALS and we hope there will soon be a cure for this horrendous disease.

I will always remember Dwight the way he was — larger than life, handsome, charismatic and the only one who could pull off wearing a fur coat at our Super Bowl parade, DeBartolo continued. He Authentic Patrik Nemeth Jersey was responsible for one of the most iconic plays in NFL history that began our run of Super Bowl championships, but to me, he will always be an extension of my family. I love him and will miss him terribly. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Kelly, his children and the entire Clark family.
Kevin Labanc Womens Jersey