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MLBPA refutes talk of spring training boycott

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The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement Sunday refuting reports that players might boycott spring training.
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Recent press reports have erroneously suggested that the Players Association has threatened a ‘boycott’ of spring training, the statement read. Those reports are false. No such threat has been made, nor has the union recommended such a course of action.

On Friday, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark issued a statement expressing concern about the situation.

For decades free agency has been the cornerstone of baseball’s economic system and has benefited Players and the game alike, Clark wrote. Each time it has been attacked, Players, their representatives and the Association have united to defend it. That will never change.
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Berry made his comments the same day Realmuto lost his salary arbitration hearing vs. the club. Realmuto will make $2.9 million this season rather than the $3.5 million he Andre Ellington Jersey and Berry sought. Berry said the ruling won’t increase Realmuto’s desire to be traded.

Berry’s request is similar to what the agent for outfielder Christian Yelich did last month. Joe Longo publicly pressed the Marlins to deal his client prior to the start of camp. Miami completed a trade with the Brewers on Jan. 26, acquiring outfielder Lewis Brinson and three other prospects.
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Realmuto should yield as much, if not more, than Yelich in a trade. He tied for third among major league catchers last season with 3.6 fWAR and was fifth in Fangraphs’ defensive ranking at his position. He won’t turn 27 until March 18. The Nationals have been mentioned most often as a potential trade partner.

Miami has traded Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon this offseason as part of a massive payroll paredown. Starlin Castro is the lone established major league to come back to Miami in those deals.

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Chiefs release starting safety Ron Parker, LB Tamba Hali

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Starting safety Ron Parker and linebacker Tamba Hali were released by the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced Monday.
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Parker and Hali thanked Kansas City in tweets Monday.

Hali is tied for 45th on the NFL’s all-time sack list with 89.5. He is second on Kansas City’s all-time list behind Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.

Hali, who was selected to play in five Pro Bowls, led the Chiefs in sacks six times, but not since 2013.

It’s difficult to believe that the Panthers sent an actual asset to the Eagles for Smith, given that Philadelphia was virtually guaranteed to decline the former Ravens star’s $5 million option for 2018. Smith’s impact was underrated by his final numbers (36 catches for 420 yards and two touchdowns) — he got open downfield far more frequently than it seemed, but was let down by some subpar deep throws by Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Smith also Denis Potvin Womens Jersey chipped in with a few drops, which didn’t help matters.

The Panthers needed wideout help alongside Devin Funchess, but it’s hard to figure that they were really bidding against other teams who wanted to assume Smith’s contact for 2018 and trade an asset in the process. Smith probably would have struggled to get the two years and $10 million left on his deal as a free agent.

The Eagles want to spend money at just about every position besides running back and cornerback, and Worley gives them another low-cost option as they try to replace Patrick Robinson, who will likely leave in free agency this offseason.

After agreeing to a trade Friday to send quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for the No. 65 pick, the Bills become more likely to trade up in April’s draft to select a quarterback. Nathan Peterman, the team’s fifth-round pick in 2017, will be the only quarterback on the roster once Taylor is officially traded.

Using a conventional draft trade value chart, the Bills could package the Bengals’ first-round pick and the No. 22 selection (acquired last year from Kansas City) to move as high as No. 4. Adding one or more of their second- or third-round picks to the deal could push Buffalo higher in the order.
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It helps that Adams has picked up some tricks of the trade over the years as well.

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It’s easy to miss what Adams does if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Watch it again, and you’ll notice Adams appears to be clearing out to the weakside to give Westbrook and Anthony the space they need to run a pick-and-pop. Adams, however, stops in the middle of the paint to set a back screen on his own defender. Not only does it neutralize the Bulls’ best rim protector, it paves the way for Westbrook to score an uncontested basket.
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You’ve gotta have a special talent to play eight-man football, he says. You’ve gotta be a well-rounded player. I mean, you’re playing both sides of the ball. Not that 11-man players don’t play both sides of the ball, but I think it definitely helps with the speed of the game and being able to open-field tackle. Those are important aspects of the game, and you’ve gotta be able to do everything. You gotta have dynamic players that can play everywhere.
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Once a Pro Bowler, Eifert has been a nonfactor for the Bengals in the last two years due to injuries. Now he’s set to hit free agency, but the team will likely try to keep the 27-year-old tight end in Cincinnati. If a long-term deal can’t get Chris Carson Authentic Jersey done, the franchise tag could keep Eifert with the Bengals for one more season at a cost of about $10 million. That’s a decent chunk of change, but it’s more than manageable to keep him.

The Steelers’ season may be over, but one player is still fighting in an extremely important battle. Middle linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury in December and has been making slow progress in a quest that stretches far beyond the gridiron.

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Former RB Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells seeking treatment for brain injury

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Former Ohio State and NFL running back Chris Beanie Wells is seeking treatment for a brain injury he believes was caused by playing football.
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Wells, speaking Monday morning on 97.1 The Fan radio in Columbus, Ohio, said he had been absent from his radio show on the station as he sought medical advice and treatment in California. The former All-Big Ten running back and NFL first-round draft pick said he recently underwent an MRI on his brain after experiencing headaches and some speech and memory problems.

When you start to feel a little bit indifferent upstairs, it scares you, Wells said. So you want to go and get that checked out, and it was going on for about six or seven months. I’m just glad at this point in time I have an answer for it, and I’m addressing getting it squared away.

Wells said he would appear on his radio show at least once a week while he continues to receive treatment in California.

Though some found the tactic interesting and empowering, others found it disrespectful. Kevin Durant doesn’t take that second group of folks seriously.

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The product was on the court, the coach was humble enough, and he doesn’t have an ego to think he has to do everything on his own. And we know as players that we can’t survive without a great coaching staff. It was an amazing exercise, I thought.

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Ballard at the NFL Combine confirmed the expected: The team won’t be bringing back Frank Gore for a fourth season at soon-to-be age 35.

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For now, the Colts go into 2018 with a mix of second-year players Marlon Mack and Josh Ferguson, plus Redskins castoff Matt Jones.
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Although Penn State’s Saquon Barkley will be tempting at No. 3 overall, the Colts are more likely to add a rookie option in a later round. Before then, they can have their pick of veterans. Should they go for a three-down type, the Patriots’ Dion Lewis would mesh better with Reich’s West Coast than the 49ers’ Carlos Hyde or former Buccaneer Doug Martin would.

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The ability of running backs and receivers to change direction indicates their elusiveness in the open field, their ability to separate initially before contact and their route-running upside. For defensive backs, a position that constantly requires reacting to offensive players, the ability to sink, bend and cut laterally is crucial.

A couple players made some mistakes and chose to do something that wasn’t right, Callaway told reporters Friday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Obviously, it cost Jordan Matthews Womens Jersey us our season. I moved on from it. I’ve grown. I’ve learned from the experience.

The 5-11, 200-pound receiver took the field Saturday and put on a show at Lucas Oil Stadium. He posted the third-fastest time in the 40-yard dash at 4.41 seconds and was among the top performers in both the vertical leap and broad jump. That burst is easy to see on the field, especially when he burst on the scene as a freshman in 2015 with 35 receptions for 678 yards and four touchdowns. He also returned two punts for scores in his first year and added a kickoff return for a touchdown in his sophomore season, when he caught 54 passes for 721 yards and three touchdowns.

The thing about Callaway is he’s very explosive out of his breaks, wide receivers coach David Robinson, who has been training NFL Draft prospects for 12 years, told Omnisport. I haven’t seen many receivers, especially in college, play really fast coming out of his breaks.

That’s one thing that he really does have in his game.
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Callaway’s final suspension was the last of multiple suspensions while at Florida. Robinson said how Callaway’s interviews at the NFL Combine will be really big because teams know what he can do on the field.

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Dolphins give Jarvis Landry’s agent permission to pursue trade

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The Miami Dolphins have given the agent for Jarvis Landry permission to seek a trade for the wide receiver, sources told ESPN on Thursday, confirming an NFL Network report.
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Since that permission was granted, at least two teams already have communicated their interest in a potential deal, sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Miami put the franchise tag on Landry last month. It is expected to be around $16.2 million.

Bowen: $70 million guaranteed from the Jets. Denver and Arizona also will make a strong push for the veteran QB, but I think New York wins out. Cousins is a good fit for new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, who can design a game plan to cater to Cousins’ strengths.

Schatz: $70 million guaranteed, and I still think the Broncos are the best match for him.

Yates: $75 million fully guaranteed, but I’m not ready to pick a team just yet. Guarantees are a bit tricky to calculate, so with the idea in mind that Cousins’ guarantees (for injury only) could approach nine figures, a $75 million full guarantee is a reasonable bar to expect.
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Next up: Debating Le’Veon Bell’s future. The talented Pittsburgh Steelers running back is a free agent again after playing on the franchise tag in 2017. Will he be back in Pittsburgh this season — and beyond?

Seahawks general manager John Schneider also would not directly address Bennett’s status in his media session Friday.

We don’t get into people’s contracts [with the media], but I understand why that’s out there. It’s this time of the year, Schneider said. … We’re just constantly talking to people all the time. Part of our challenge right now is — how do I say this appropriately? — is sustaining our level of success that we’ve had, and we’re just open to anything.
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Bennett’s contract has three years remaining, with base salaries of $1.65 million, $6 million and $7.5 million, according to ESPN’s Roster Management System.

Seattle’s defensive line has the potential to look significantly different in 2018. Sheldon Richardson, acquired in a trade with the New York Jets before the start Aleksander Barkov Jersey of last season, is among the team’s 16 unrestricted free agents and may price himself out of Seattle. Cliff Avril’s football future is in jeopardy because of a neck injury he suffered last season.

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Curry scores 44, Warriors hold off late rally by Clippers

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Clippers: Gallinari had an X-ray on his R hand and it was negative. … Williams had a season-high 11 assists. … Los Angeles shot just 11 for 31 from 3-point range. … The Clippers lost for only the sixth time in their last 19 games.
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Warriors: West added 10 points. … Patrick McCaw missed his second straight game with a sprained left thumb, while Jordan Bell sat out a 13th in a row with inflammation in his left ankle.
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The reason for his decision has not officially been released by the White House, but it likely has to do with Trump’s Loui Eriksson Youth jersey ongoing feuds with NBC and the NFL.

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It’s now on Quinn and new head coach Matt Patricia to get the Lions in position to win their first playoff game since the 1991 season. That starts with providing the kind of quality ground attack needed to take pressure off Stafford and Detroit’s defense from having to carry too much of the load.

I promise our players and staff that I’m going to be leading the charge to fix that, Quinn said.

Or in this case, applying some Fix-a-Flat to a running game with deflated wheels.

The league had gotten to the place where it was tired of the Patriots’ problems. It had gone from Billy Sullivan’s ownership to a Michael Jackson Victory Tour financial issue for him to Victor Kiam’s ownership and then James Orthwein. There were consistent financial problems all the way through and talk of selling the team and moving it. The league wanted stability there. Kraft and Lurie emerged as potential owners who wanted to keep the franchise there. Kraft had the upper hand because he already owned the land and the stadium. It turned out well for both.

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Broncos reportedly interested in Bengals QB AJ McCarron

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The Bengals could be listing McCarron as an unrestricted free agent in March, and the Broncos have shown interest, according to Vic Lombardi, who was on PFT Live Wednesday morning.

While McCarron hasn’t had much playing time in the Alex Delvecchio Youth jersey NFL, he did replace an injured Andy Dalton in December 2015 and forced an overtime between the Bengals and Broncos. The Bengals lost, but if the team had won, the Broncos wouldn’t have claimed the No. 1 seed in the AFC and it could have cost Denver its eventual Super Bowl victory.
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If you have a cable or satellite subscription, NBC’s website or app is the easiest way to stream. Simply punch in your account information and the game is available right there on your computer or streaming device.

Originally conceived as a soccer-centric streaming site (hence the name), FuboTV has since branched out into other sports and general-interest channels. They started carrying NFL RedZone in 2017 and have most football games through NBC/FOX/CBS. The biggest drawback is that they don’t have a contract with Disney/ABC, so none of the ESPN channels are available on here. Like most of the services listed here, the broadcast affiliates are only in select markets.

Unfortunately, the answer, as it has been in year’s past, is no. There will be 4K HDR capable cameras at U.S. Bank Stadium, but the picture will be downscaled to lower resolutions for all television and online broadcasts. The cameras will be used for extra effects on the broadcast, but that’s it.

This is an interesting decision, as NBC has already announced that the broadcast of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will be available in 4K HDR (and even virtual reality). That 4K footage will be distributed to many providers and will be available for opening ceremonies and many of the events.

It should still be the best-looking Super Bowl to date, as downscaled 4K content is typically sharper with a higher bitrate than traditional 1080p content. It’s unclear if the online offerings will be a high enough bitrate to notice a difference, however. A high bitrate increases picture quality but also increases file size, which is a factor in online streaming.

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It’s extreme turnover without a head coaching change.

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Washington State has won at least eight football games in each of the last three seasons, the last of those ending with a Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State in December.
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Since then, WSU’s coaching staff has undergone incredible turnover for a program that hasn’t made a head coaching change. Mike Leach was a serious candidate for Tennessee’s then-vacant coaching job late last fall, but he wound up staying in Pullman for an upcoming seventh season. (The Tennessee AD who nearly hired him got fired.)

Leach replaced Grinch with former Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys, and he’s brought on Utah State defensive backs coach Kendrick Shavers to coach safeties.

He hasn’t hired replacements for any of WSU’s other departures, according to the school’s staff directory. Washington State might be able to move a few remaining assistants Authentic Joel Bitonio Jersey around and structure its staff a little differently next year. Leach doesn’t have to hire people to do the same jobs, exactly, as the guys who have left. But he still has to add at least four or five new senior members of his staff, with spring practice just around the corner.

When head coaches change jobs, it’s normal for an entire staff of assistants to change, too 锟斤拷 maybe with one or two holdovers from a program’s previous administration. It’s really rare for a team to lose this many assistants without having a change at the top.

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The quarterback drama did not end with Trubisky.

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