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Ex-Texans cheerleader sues team, claiming she was duct taped for being ‘skinny fat’

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A sixth former Texans cheerleader is suing the team in a case of body shaming, claiming she was forced to pull her skin back with duct tape to make her appear thinner because her coach allegedly called her skinny fat.
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Rosa added: I felt humiliated and ashamed of my own body.

The Texans responded to the initial lawsuit filed earlier this month saying, We look forward to vigorously defending ourselves against these allegations.

The San Francisco 49ers family has suffered a tremendous loss today with the passing of Dwight Clark, the team announced in a statement. We extend our condolences and prayers to Dwight’s wife, Kelly, his family, friends and fans, as we join together to mourn the death of one the most beloved figures in 49ers history.

For almost four decades, he served as a charismatic ambassador for our team and the Bay Area. Dwight’s personality and his sense of humor endeared him to everyone he came into contact with, even during his most trying times. The strength, perseverance and grace with which he battled ALS will long serve as an inspiration to so many. Dwight will always carry a special place in our hearts and his legacy will live on as we continue to battle this terrible disease.

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has often discussed the growth process of a player, explaining how the biggest strides are usually made in the first three seasons of a player’s career. That growth doesn’t magically happen, though, and while the Falcons’ developmental program is among the best in the Womens Chris Jones Jersey NFL, a lot depends on the work a player does individually.

Rosa said skinny fat was a term her coach used to describe someone who was thin, but not toned.

She recounted how she was duct-taped before a game, without her consent, and her coach threatened to Authentic Cordy Glenn Jersey cut her from the team.

Before I knew it, Texans logo duct tape was found and I heard, ‘This will hurt a bit,’ as I watched my skin being pulled, stretched and taped, she said. My skin was being torn.

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With Brewer practicing, it officially uses one of the Cardinals’ two return-from-IR spots this season.

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It’s also notable after the Rams blocked two kicks through Drescher Sunday – although Arians said the league told him both should’ve been penalties because Drescher was defenseless.
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After I talked to the league, no, they are not (legal), Arians said, after he had said Monday he thought they were legal. They should’ve all been penalized. Even the ones that weren’t blocked should’ve been penalized. It was very disappointing, and when I talked to league officials – especially when I saw the Kansas City-Jets game, the exact same play was penalized.

So the Cardinals signed Justin Pugh to play right guard. They signed Andre Smith to play right tackle, trading away Pavol Demitra Authentic Jersey Jared Veldheer to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick. They reworked Mike Iupati’s contract so he would remain as left guard.

Rosen was put to work extensively because fellow quarterback Mike Glennon left practice early due to illness. Left tackle D.J. Humphries was impressed by Rosen’s composure.

He stepped Jaccob Slavin Jersey into the huddle and had a lot of pizazz, Humphries said. He didn’t seem like he was choked up at all. His voice didn’t crack. He wasn’t talking low. He was excited. He asserted himself into the huddle, and I was excited to see that.

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said Josh looked great, complimenting his timing throws to tight ends, in particular. Wilks was pleased with the way all of the draft picks assimilated.

That class didn’t seem out of place today, Wilks said. That’s the most important thing.

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Rutgers has set a bowl trip as its goal for the 2018 season.

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The Scarlet Knights plan to get there Authentic Mackensie Alexander Jersey by winning at least six games this fall.
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But while it’s less than ideal, a 5-7 Rutgers team could still get to a bowl game, depending on how the cards fall nationally. A recent division across the country gave a small boost to the chances of such an occurrence.

Rehabbing quarterbacks – The 2017 season proved unkind to a number of high-profile players around the league, including quarterbacks Deshaun Watson (Texans, torn anterior Denny McLain Womens Jersey cruciate ligament), Carson Wentz (Eagles, torn ACL) and Andrew Luck (Colts, shoulder injury). The Eagles have the luxury of a quality backup in Nick Foles, but Houston and Indianapolis are different teams without their franchise passers. Watson and Wentz are both aiming for Week 1 returns and took part in limited team work this offseason. Luck, meanwhile, didn’t start throwing publicly until last week.

As the years progress, we’ll find out which player becomes the best. On Thursday night, the NBA world gets to watch the madness unfold.

Jimmy Garoppolo: Yes, everyone seems to be in a rush to anoint Jimmy G as the next Great One, and I’ll admit this pack logic makes me a little apprehensive. But he was damn good last year, and now he gets a full offseason of prep with Kyle Shanahan, one of the most gifted offensive minds in the game. Care to get fired up about his poor minicamp?Go ahead, I’m cool.

Marcus Mariota: Like Garoppolo, this one’s a projection. Mariota, frankly, has underwhelmed as a pro, but the thinking is that a new and improved coaching staff can unlock the Montana-like traits contained in the DNA of the former No. 2 overall pick. Last season’s playoff berth and subsequent road win in Kansas City in the wild-card round offered up a glimpse of Mariota’s undeniable potential. If Mariota stays healthy (shouldn’t be assumed) and has indeed found a suitable running mate in offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, the Titans loom as a legit AFC sleeper.

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Dustin Pedroia injury update: Red Sox’ second baseman will return Friday

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Dustin Pedroia will finally join the Red Sox.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced Thursday, Pedroia will be back on the team Friday after missing every game this season recovering from a cartilage restoration procedure in October.

In Pedroia’s absence, Eduardo Nunez and Brock Holt have gotten the majority of playing time, but Nunez is hitting a somewhat disappointing .243 on the year and Holt is batting .194 in 31 at-bats at second base this season.

In Mize, the Tigers would be getting a true, front-of-the-rotation starter who, although likely not reaching the big leagues as quickly as some of his fellow first-round pitchers who will begin their careers in the bullpen, could be a stalwart in Detroit for years to come.

Struggling Orioles slugger Chris Davis will start Friday night in Atlanta, manager Buck Showalter said. Davis hasn’t played since June 11, when an 0-for-5 outing against Boston dropped his batting average to .150. Since then, he’s been working on his swing and mental approach in an effort to turn around his unproductive season.

In addition to activating Rasmus from the DL, the Orioles optioned OF Joey Rickard to Triple-A Norfolk and moved LHP Richard Bleier (latissimus tear) to the 60-day DL. Also, DH Pedro Alvarez cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Norfolk.

Milwaukee, however, plated the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly by Santana two innings later.

Josh Hader pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the Brewers. Corey Knebel entered in the ninth and picked up the save. Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed two hits and struck out six in five innings.

The Diamondbacks opened the season with a 24-11 record. They are now just two games over .500 (25-23). The Brewers move to 30-19 with the win.

Braves (29-18) at Phillies (27-19) 7:05 p.m. ET – The two top teams in the National League East standings will play the rubber match of their three-game series Wednesday. Philadelphia defeated the Braves in the series opener but Atlanta has won three of its last four, including a victory Tuesday. Luiz Gohara is scheduled to start for the Braves while Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the Phillies.

Minnesota lost by seven for the second straight night. The Twins finally broke through in the sixth when Joe Mauer’s one-out double scored Kepler, putting runners on second and third. But Minor retired Eddie Rosario and Dozier on popups, ending the threat.

SN exclusive: Wally Backman says ‘it hurts’ to see what has happened to former Mets teammate Lenny Dykstra

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Back in the 1980s, Lenny Dykstra and Wally Backman ignited the high-flying New York Mets as the 1-2 punch at the top of the batting order. They were fan favorites, nicknamed the Partners in Grime for a hard-nosed style of play that resulted more often than not in soiled uniforms and winning games.
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On the inside of the Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 ring, there is an image of a dog. That image is bears a striking resemblance to the underdog mask Johnson wore during the playoffs after many pundits picked Philadelphia to go out of the postseason early after losing starting quarterback Carson Wentz for the season.

O’DOWD: Yes. I actually don’t feel like there is a doubt it will take on that type of spectacle. You can see it being done at the College World Series, turn it into an event. You open it up to fans, so you could have basically a thousand people at your draft year in an year out. You can do some really, really cool things with your draft because, if prospects have now gotten to the point where you don’t want to sign a major-league free agent and give up the chance to take a shot at an impact guy in the draft, and it’s now held within our industry at a very high level, the importance of this is held at a high level.

First, the coaches want to keep their players healthy. With the offseason hay almost entirely in the barn, coaches could get nervous about exposing players to another round or two of reps. So the coach pulls the plug on the one, two, or even three practices that could get someone hurt.

Second, the coaches want to reward their players. So whatever the duration of the program, cutting the Marc-Edouard Vlasic Authentic Jersey players loose at the tail end makes them feel like they’ve gotten their work done, and that they’ve earned a break.

Third, and as Chris Simms suggested on Friday’s PFT Live, the coaches want to get Authentic Andre Caldwell Jersey started on their vacations. With precious little down time before the start of training camp, a head start can be very valuable to whatever the coach will be doing while away from the grind.

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Giants’ Brandon Belt to miss 3 weeks after appendectomy

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Brandon Belt will be missing in action until the end of June.
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The Giants first baseman underwent an appendectomy on Friday and was placed on the 10-day disabled list later Saturday with appendicitis, the team announced.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Belt felt ill before Friday’s game against the Phillies and it got progressively worse. Belt was pulled from the game in the third inning and taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

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After enduring a 14-inning marathon Saturday, Joe Maddon opted to rest Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. The move paid off as the two stars got some R and R and the Cubs still picked up a win.

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, ultimately tossing eight shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Pirates. Wacha walked two and struck out eight while allowing just one hit to lead off the ninth. He improved to 7-1 with the win.

Eddie Rosario became the first Twins hitter to collect multiple three-home run games in a 7-5 win over the Indians. Rosario, who now has 13 home runs this season, capped the game with a walk-off home run.

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 3-1 loss to the Angels. The 24-year-old slugger lowered his average to.211 after batting just.204 last season.

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Antonio Gates, Chargers Have Discussed Reunion After Hunter Henry Injury

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Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco confirmed Wednesday that the club has reached out to free-agent tight end Antonio Gates after Hunter Henry suffered a season-ending ACL tear last month.
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Obviously, Antonio would be a natural fit, Telesco told 97.3 The Fan in San Diego (h/t the Los Angeles Daily News’ Jack Wang). He’s someone that we have talked to. We’ve talked to his representatives. Sometimes, it’s not just as easy as saying, Womens Bud Dupree Jersey ‘Hey, let’s just bring him back. Let’s go.’

Tate’s absence also created additional opportunities for Jace Billingsley with the offense. The third-year receiver has been practicing with precision, and had a nice catch-and-run on a slant, thanks to a perfectly placed pass from backup quarterback Jake Rudock. 

Cornerback Teez Tabor made a nice break on a target intended for rookie receiver Deontez Alexander and did just enough to break up the pass. Borrowing from teammate Darius Slay, Tabor gave a quick finger wag. 

Alexander bounced back to make the best catch of the practice, seamlessly hauling in a deep ball over his shoulder. 

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman believes stopping the run is one of the three main tenants of winning football. It seems the bigger the body the better for defensive coordinator James Bettcher.

I didn’t wait long, Francis said. I wanted to make sure I could get in here early so I could get the system down, get with Jonathan Casillas Youth Jersey the guys and get an opportunity to be a contributing factor on this defense.

Francis called New York a fantastic market for pursuing some of his interests outside of football, too.

I’m just happy to be here, for real, he said. We’ve got a good room of defensive linemen. We’ve got a great coaching staff who is giving me the opportunity to show what I can do at every spot.

Screwed him up anyway.

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Patriots’ Julian Edelman faces four-game suspension for PED violation, per report

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The New England Patriots might have to wait a little longer to get Julian Edelman back on the field in the regular season.

The wide receiver is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported Thursday.

Edelman, 32, missed all of last season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in August. He recorded a career-high 1,106 receiving yards in 2016 and, alongside tight end Rob Gronkowski, has become one of Tom Brady’s most trusted targets.

But that appears to be the next avenue of pursuit for Kaepernick’s legal team, in a case that has only seemed to gain more traction with each passing month.

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Sometimes, with our young guys it feels a little quiet, because they’re all waiting for some older guy that doesn’t exist to step up, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Wednesday. I’m about as old as they come. It might as well be me.

Perhaps the most necessary voice for such a role would belong to third-year quarterback Dak Prescott, who saw his completion percentage drop (from 67.8% to 62.9%) and his interception total rise (from four to 13) last year after his stellar rookie season in 2016.

There are signs that Prescott is growing more comfortable in his role as the team’s franchise quarterback. On Wednesday, he loudly barked at offensive lineman Chaz Green after a penalty during a two-minute drill, one play after receiver Allen Hurns hauled in a deep contested pass down the left sideline.

It wasn’t that Prescott wasn’t vocal before, but now he has no choice but to speak up.

49ers legend Dwight Clark passes away after battle with ALS

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San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark — most famous for his 1982 reception from Joe Montana forever dubbed The Catch— died Monday after a battle with ALS.
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His wife, Kelly Clark, announced the news on Twitter:

Clark was a 10th round draft pick in the 1979 NFL Draft and quickly established himself as one of Montana’s favorite targets. He was a Pro Bowler in 1981 and 1982, and led the league in receptions during a strike-shortened 1982 season.

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. He was responsible for Kyle Williams Jersey one of the most iconic plays in NFL history that began our run of Super Bowl championships, but to me, Authentic Garry Gilliam Jersey 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.

On the season overall, Tanaka is 7-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 13 starts.

In the corresponding roster move Saturday, the Yankees recalled infielder Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A.Choi’s pinch-hit grand slam lifts Brewers over Phillies

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NEW YORK The brighter the lights, the bigger the stage, the better rookies Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar have been for the New York Yankees.

And the better they’ve been, the better the Yankees believe their team has been overall.

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J.D. Martinez crushes his 21st home run of the year and Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a dinger of his own to help the Red Sox past the White Sox 4-2.

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The Astros go for a four-game sweep with LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-8, 4.13 ERA), who is tied for the major league lead in losses. The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner pitched seven scoreless innings against Texas in his most recent victory May 13. LHP Matt Moore (1-5, 7.47) is 0-3 in six home starts for the Rangers after an NL-leading 15 losses last year with San Francisco.Judge HR in 8th sends Yankees over slumping Mets 4-3
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After looking completely fooled with an awkward swing to strike out on a high, 93 mph fastball in the third inning, the slugger hit a hanging changeup into Boston’s bullpen, pushing the Red Sox ahead 4-2 in the fifth. It marked a promising return to the lineup after Martinez sat out Friday night’s 1-0 loss to rest his achy back.

I really don’t feel like he’s gotten that hot, as hot as I’ve seen him get, said Price, who played with Martinez in parts of the 2014 and ’15 seasons. He can get hotter.

Jackie Bradley Jr. added a solo shot for Boston, which avoided tying its season-high three-game losing streak. The Red Sox on Friday with ace left-hander Chris Sale on the mound.

That’s what the Twins were looking for, after six sharp innings by Lance Lynn to continue his rebound Joe Namath Womens Jersey from a rough start to his first season with the team. Ryan Pressly (0-1) gave up a double to Martin Maldonado, but he had two outs and two strikes on Kinsler before hanging a curveball that was crushed into the left-field seats .

I probably should’ve gone with another pitch, but it is what it is, Pressly said. I wanted it down.

Upton, Carlos Beltran Authentic Jersey who took Addison Reed deep , has four homers in his last five games. Kinsler has five home runs in his last 10 games, batting .366 over that span.

Even though Kinsler hasn’t had his best year, we still know he’s dangerous, Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

Said Angels manager Mike Scioscia: Hopefully he’s turned the corner.

The Twins haven’t yet.

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