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Boone won’t use two starters on Monday

Following Sunday’s game, the Yankees will jet Markus Golden Womens Jersey down to Washington, where they will play a partial double header against the Nationals on Monday. They will resume a suspended game, which originally started on May 15, in the bottom of the sixth inning before playing a full game that was rained out later in the series.
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Manager Aaron Boone has the option to turn to a starting pitcher to begin that game, but since the score will begin 3-3, he will elect to open with his big arms out of the bullpen. Starter Sonny Gray will pitch the second game on Monday.

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These are strange days for the Sixers.

Head coach Brett Brown is running the front office after the sudden departure of Bryan Colangelo.

Which means Brown will be the key to the team landing LeBron James, should he opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

But Brown is already hard at work building the roster for next season.

When the billionaire owners make shrewd business moves, they receive the perfunctory slow-clap from admiring fans. When players (many of whom aren’t millionaires in the sense that they don’t have a net worth of more than $1 million — and they definitely don’t have liquid assets to that degree) try to use the system to their advantage, they’re described as selfish, not team-oriented, and worried about the wrong things.

Bryce Harper exits after second HBP, expected to play Wednesday

Bryce Harper seems to have a target on his back.
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The Nationals star left Tuesday’s Matt Nieto Authentic Jersey 3-0 loss to the Yankees after being hit by a pitch for the second time in the game.

Harper was first hit on his right elbow by a 90 mph pitch from CC Sabathia in the fifth inning. The second HBP came in the eighth inning when he was struck on the left foot by an 89 mph pitch from Dellin Betances, which prompted Harper to exit for precautionary reasons.

The Bulls were playing the game with joy and verve and poetry. It was, in the words of The Sporting News’ passionate tipster from Durham, the damnedest season I’ve ever seen.

And he’s been calling his own game at the collegiate level since he showed up on the campus of Georgia Tech. So that means he processes thought quickly, he’s a creative thinker, he’s a problem-solver and he does it all in a matter of split seconds. And, oh by the way, he’s got plus power, and though there are some swings and misses, I believe he’ll tighten that up in pro ball. I think he’ll make enough contact to be an offensive star. He reminds me of the type of impact Buster Posey had with the Giants.

The Red Sox took the lead on a Xander Womens Denis Potvin Jersey Bogaerts home run in the sixth inning off Hernandez, and got shutout innings from Joe Kelly and Kimbrel to win their fourth in a row.

Seattle’s loss moves them into second place in the American League West behind the Astros who have won eight straight.

The Mariners and Red Sox face off again Friday in the second game of a four-game series at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins finished a triple shy of the cycle going 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs in Philadelphia’s 9-3 win over the Rockies.

Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger struck out 11 in seven innings as Cleveland took down the White Sox 5-2.

Marlins outfielder J.B. Shuck went 4 for 7 with a run scored in Miami’s 6-3 loss in 16 innings to the Giants.

Cowboys DT David Irving suspended four games

The Dallas Cowboys will again be without David Irving to open the season.
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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sean Rodriguez Authentic Jersey the pass rusher was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse, according to sources informed of the situation.

The team later announced the suspension.

According to President Donald Trump, soccer fans in the US have one person to thank for the return of the international tournament to American soil: President Donald Trump.

Friday morning, Trump went on Twitter (as he is apt to do) and took credit for the winning bid:

You’ll notice Trump did mention one other person: New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft. Trump and Kraft have been friends for years. Before becoming President, Trump was spotted on occasion on the sidelines at Patriots games.

When the Patriots won Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons, Kraft made sure the overwhelming majority of his team went to visit Trump at the White House. In fact, the Patriots’ Super Bowl win was the first sports championship title Trump honored since being elected President.

It’s hard to believe Pittsburgh hasn’t screwed up any worse than that in the last decade, but that’s a testament to how well the organization is run.

Sure, the 49ers became a contender soon after Baalke took over, but they were already ascending with players Baalke inherited such as Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, Frank Gore, Jared Goff Jersey Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree and Dashon Goldson.

Only three of the 68 other players Baalke drafted from 2010 to 2016 became Pro Bowlers, and one of those was flameout Aldon Smith (taken four spots ahead of J.J. Watt in 2011). Baalke drafted bust after bust in Round 1 (Anthony Davis, A.J. Jenkins, Jimmie Ward and Arik Armstead, and the jury’s still out on Joshua Garnett and DeForest Buckner), he foolishly let Delanie Walker walk, and he continually employed players with questionable reputations off the field.

MLB trade rumors: Yankees targeting impact lefty reliever?

One of the biggest strengths of the 2018 Yankees could get even stronger before the July 31 trade deadline.

According to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden, San Diego Padres lefty Brad Hand is being whispered about in the industry as a possible Yankees trade target. Yes, another relief star to add to a bullpen that already boasts Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, David Robertson and Chad Green.

The Yankees have the most power of any team in baseball, with arguably the best and deepest bullpen in the game. However, their one glaring need is in their starting rotation where they could use a No. 2-type starter after ace Luis Severino at the top of their rotation. Cole Hamels, Michael Fulmer, Brad Hand and Chris Archer are already names being bandied in the industry as possible targets.

If the Yankees land Hand, they will own him a little bit over $14M across 2019-2020, and hold a $10M team option on his contract for 2021.

He just finished a stint on the disabled list, recovering from a blister he suffered in spring training.

According to ESPN, after completing his rehab, the Rangers had a choice: activate Lincecum, keep him on the DL, send him to the minors, or release him.

Despite best intentions and a lot of hard work, we just didn’t feel that it was the right move to bring him up right now, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. He was throwing OK, still kind of inconsistent with this command. We just were not of the mindset that it was going to be an upgrade on our relievers who are here. Our bullpen’s been very, very good here.

Lincecum last pitched in the majors for the Angels in 2016, compiling an unsightly 9.16 ERA in nine starts.

So now the question is: will he get another shot to continue his comeback?

The 33-year-old right-hander was a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion with the Giants.

Surely, he could be had on the cheap.

NFL’s new anthem policy is a disaster

Trump doesn’t care. Womens Prince Fielder Jersey And so, this afternoon in Washington, Trump will hold a different event that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.
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Translation: Another opportunity to use his bully pulpit to rip the NFL, further illustrating a simple truth that the NFL owners refused to see when they tried to appease him with their half-baked anthem policy that created more problems than it solved.

Meanwhile, Trump will once again use the NFL and this phony issue as a way to rile up his base and distract the country from far more important concerns. Let’s end with this tidy little quote from newsman Dan Rather: 

Trump disinvites Eagles from White House while millions of Americans hurt. Puerto Rico suffers. Allies fret. The planet warms. He uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what’s supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism.

One lingering question: Can Kevin White stay healthy and earn a starting role? The Bears ‘ upgrades at receiver have lessened the pressure on White to lead the group. Will the former first-round pick be squeezed out of a big role at all? T.Y. Hilton Authentic Jersey Can he even stay healthy enough for the new coaches to trust?

Ezekiel Ansah. What role will he have in Patricia’s front? The franchise-tagged pass rusher sat out the OTA session open to the media earlier this offseason. Will he participate this week? If so, how will Patricia utilize his best pass rusher?

Lions have until July 16 to come to terms on a multi-year contract for Ansah. Figuring how he fits into the plan before then could speak to how likely a long-term deal is to getting done.

Position group to watch: Running back. Will second-round rookie Kerryon Johnson earn a big role this summer? What are the plans for LeGarrette Blount ? Could it be the beginning of the end for former starter Ameer Abdullah in Detroit? If the 2015 second-rounder is buried on the depth chart he’ll be squarely on the roster bubble heading into training camp. Abdullah likely will need to return to special teams to give himself a better chance at making the team.

Michael Brantley launches a solo home run the right field that just sneaks inside the foul pole.

His pitch count soaring in the early going along with his strikeout total, Carlos Carrasco looked as though he might be in for a rather short night.
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Cleveland manager Terry Francona thought so. Turned out he was wrong, and that was just fine with him.

Giants: RHP Chris Stratton (7-3, 4.63 ERA) will start the second game of a four-game series on Tuesday. The Giants are 10-3 in Stratton’s starts including winning the last five.

Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (0-3, 5.02) will be making his seventh start in search for his first Major League win.Carrasco strikes out 11, Indians beat White Sox 4-0

He walked one while striking out three, throwing 50 of his 91 pitches for strikes.

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Brandon Crawford’s sacrifice fly in the seventh gave the Giants a 5-4 lead.

Anderson responded with an RBI double to tie the game at 5.

It shows our guys are playing hard, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. We stayed away from the shut-down (inning) after they scored.

Realmuto followed with a two-run home run to center field off Sam Dyson (2-1).

Kemp’s defensive metrics have been lousy in recent years and he was worth minus-1.3 WAR last season. Kemp came to spring training 35 to 40 pounds lighter if you believe the reports, and played well, but the Dodgers weren’t able to trade him. Then Turner broke his wrist, Kemp David Sharpe Youth Jersey made the team and hasn’t stopped hitting. The MVP talk is a little much at this point, but with Corey Seager out for the season and Turner having played just 20 games, Kemp’s production obviously has been huge.

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Twins overtake Tigers 4-2 behind strong start from Berrios

Robbie Grossman is out on a sac fly, but Eddie Rosario fakes out the Tigers and takes off for home, scoring the go-ahead run in the 8th. (0:33)

While Jose Berrios struggled through a four-start stretch that began in mid-April, the Minnesota Twins were reeling for most of that time.

His last two turns have been masterpieces, and maybe the injury-affected Twins have found a groove again.

“You look at the depth at the outside linebacker position, and it’s not that great,” Matthews said, via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That’s not a slight to the guys who are behind Nick and myself, but you look around the league, a lot of times they’re rotating in pass rushers. You can look a couple years ago when we had Mike Neal and Julius [Peppers] here, Datone [Jones] as well. We had a pretty good rotation.”

Neal, Peppers and Jones have combined for 183.5 sacks in more than 25 seasons. Peppers and Jones remain in the league.

The Packers’ draft was heavy on the defensive side. They spent a first-round choice on cornerback Jaire Alexander, a second-rounder on cornerback Josh Jackson, a third-rounder on inside linebacker Oren Burks, a seventh-rounder on defensive lineman James Looney and a seventh-rounder on outside linebacker Kendall Donnerson.

I’ll use the same prorated quantitative methodology from the Leicester article and mix it with some qualitative common sense to find the most unlikely finalists in each league going back through 1970. Given that we’re not going to see any expansion teams, we’re looking for organizations that seemed hopeless for years before suddenly making their way into the postseason. Do any of them match up to the Blues of 1967-68 or this season’s Knights? And are we seeing more surprises now than we have in years past?

Donald Penn Off the Hook In Domestic Violence Case

Oakland Raiders star lineman Donald Penn will NOT be charged with a crime stemming from an alleged domestic violence incidentTMZ Sports has learned.

For Patricia, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute football player on spring break when the alleged incident took place, the case being dismissed was obviously an important moment in his journey to becoming the Detroit Lions head coach. Even if he was falsely accused, as he claimed, a trial would have put the entire future of a 21-year old in the hands of a jury. When the case was dismissed on Jan. 28, 1997, he was free to resume the rest of his life.

When the team said goodbye to the veteran pass rusher, they opened up $7.125 million in cap space but as CBS Sports NFL monetary guru Joel Corry explained, despite the lack of injury guarantees in his contract, he does have a small bit of protection in the form of a $1.15 million injury protection benefit courtesy of the collective bargaining agreement. Avril is owed the money because a 2017 injury caused him to be released and likely will keep him out of work.

That benefit is paid out if Avril doesn’t secure work in 2018 along with the $500,000 in guaranteed money still owed him on his contract. Both those numbers will count against the team’s 2018 cap but the books are clear of Avril beyond next season. His deal was set to expire at the end of the year.

I think the year before I got released, Garrett was the offensive coordinator. For whatever reason, Wade was fired and Garrett got put into that position. Up until a couple of years ago, his record was pretty much identical to Wade’s. So, in my mind, Garrett should be fired if that’s the case. I think that pretty much has been the Achilles heel for the Cowboys because you can’t keep using the players, or player, as a scapegoat as to why you are not succeeding.

Demoff said the Navy blue jerseys the Rams have worn aren’t anyone’s favorite.

Miguel Rojas (R), 5 percent, Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies (LHP Tyler Anderson): The Marlins haven’t faced many southpaws after seeing a few in the first week of the season. In one of the recent times, Rojas hit leadoff. He probably will be in his customary seven-hole, but it’s worth a look. Coming into the season, Rojas had four career homers; he has three already this season.

Ware was a Pro Bowl fixture by his second season and a beloved high-effort leader in Dallas. He moved on to give a little bit of that to Denver and get his Super Bowl ring with the Broncos.

6th round, 199th overall, 7th QB picked. In other words, this list could be named after him: the Tom Brady Lifetime Draft Steal Award. Does anyone out there not know this story by heart already? Or not know at least a few of the six quarterbacks taken ahead of him — Chad Pennington, Giovanni Carmazzi, Chris Redman, Tee Martin, Marc Bulger and the immortal Spergon Wynn?

Incumbent Josh McCown will go into training camp as the No. 1 quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he’s a lock.

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The Rams are working on a permanent answer, but in the meantime they’d like to wear the Dickerson-style throwbacks more. The NFL, however, has other ideas.

Rams COO Kevin Demoff says the team has asked the NFL for permission to wear the blue and yellow throwbacks more often, but the NFL limited the Rams to wearing them twice last season. Demoff said he’s working on explaining to the league office that the fans would prefer those uniforms.

“We have spent the year educating them on our fan base,” Demoff told the Los Angeles Times. “We forwarded them all of the fan complaints, the emails we get, so I think they’re well aware of our fans’ preferences.”