Raiders waive bust QB Christian Hackenberg

The Raiders on Tuesday waived ex- Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg, according to the NFL ‘s transaction wire, as NFL Network reported.

If Jackson continues to play at this level, he’s due for Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. And a lot of money.

Any quarterback taken first overall in the draft is expected to be the face of his franchise. No matter if Baker Mayfield or Tyrod Taylor starts the 2018 season, Mayfield is the future of the team.

Mayfield broke the FBS’ passing efficiency record with a 196.39 season in 2016, just to break it again a year later with a 198.90 effort in 2017. The Power Five’s other top seasons ever in passing efficiency were posted by Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Marcus Mariota.

It will come 32 years after the U.S. first hosted the 1994 World Cup, an event which kicked off the popularity of the sport in America. It will also be played during the 250th anniversary celebrations of the country, founded in 1776. Mexico will host games for a record third time, after the 1970 and 1986 editions.

The 2026 tournament will be the first to have 48 teams. The current format has 32 teams, split into eight groups of four, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the round-of-16 knockout stage. It will be the same for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

Starting in 2026, there will be 16 groups of three teams, with the top two teams in the group advancing into the expanded round-of-32 knockout stages. The finalists will still play seven games.

The new format will increase the amount of games at the tournament from 64 to 80. Mexico and Canada will each host 10 games, while America will get 60. All games from the quarterfinal round onto the final will be played in the USA.

MMA Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell Attends Training with Cleveland Browns

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For example, if you learned that a team’s star quarterback was injured during practice and that information somehow evaded the public eye, including the mythical Vegas oddsmakers, you would have an advantage. If that Lance McCullers Jersey team, with its star QB expected to play, is a four-point favorite, you would be inclined to make a pretty big bet on the other team. If the oddsmakers knew the team’s starting quarterback was not playing, the spread would be different and much more difficult to bet on. The availability of that injury information would be a pretty big change from what we’re used to in college football. If the school does not put out an injury list and the coach does not answer the questions of reporters, it becomes a guessing game. In the college game, the closest thing you can do [to get accurate information] is follow either local media and/or the school website itself,SportsLine’s Josh Nagel told Dodd.

The Jets quickly addressed their quarterback position in free agency re-signing Josh McCown and signing former Vikings signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater, too. The team then traded up in the first round of the draft and selected Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick. Darnold, the former USC star quarterback, may not be ready to start this year. But if he’s not, the Jets could opt to rely on McCown once again.

Delaware will become聽the first of the states covered under the ban to offer sports betting since the ruling came down.

New Jersey lawmakers are looking to pass a bill by June 7 on how to regulate and tax sports betting. Officials have said the state could see $13 million in tax revenue from it in the next fiscal year.

Officials at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport and the Borgata casino in Atlantic City have said they will be ready to accept bets聽once Murphy signs the bill into law. Ocean Resort casino in Atlantic City is also looking to have a sport betting operation.

Jets sign veteran DL Chris Jones, waive DL Claude Pelon

The New York Jets have signed veteran free agent defensive lineman Chris Jones, who spent last season on injured reserve.

To make room for Jones, the Jets waived defensive lineman Claude Pelon on Tuesday.

Jones was a sixth-round pick of Houston in 2013 out of Bowling Green. He has also spent time with Tampa Bay, New England, Miami and San Francisco.

Barkley, despite the immense expectations and hoopla, appears to be a willing student.

Stewart is an awesome dude, Barkley said. Obviously he is a great vet. I’m just over here trying to watch him, trying to learn from him every single day and all the vets and all the running backs let me come in with open arms and it’s been great.

John Mara, a stately man whose family has owned the New York Giants for nearly a century, at one point made his way over to shake the hand of the new Carolina Panthers owner and decided he’d wait to make up his mind. Jerry Jones, the renegade oil tycoon who has owned the Dallas Cowboys since 1989, figured that on the basis that Tepper — a hedge-fund multibillionaire who pledged a record $2.275 billion to buy the Panthers — is serious about the two things most important to Jones, pro football and money, he figured they’d probably get along.

Art Rooney actually knows him — his family sold Tepper a five-percent stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009 — and, more important, has some idea what the NFL is getting: a man who’s unpolished and proud of it, whose reputation as a candid and at times controversial voice has grown almost as fast as his net worth, who has repeatedly and unapologetically called out President Trump.

That’s the same Trump who declared war on the NFL last year over protesting players who knelt during the national anthem and, after the league amended its pregame anthem policy last week in what has been seen in some circles as an act of surrender, praised the league but suggested during an interview with Fox News that players who continue kneeling shouldn’t be in the country. The same Trump who, before the 2016 election, Tepper referred to as demented, narcissistic and a scumbag.

Mychal Kendricks denies that he has a deal with the Browns

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks has a deal in place with the Browns. Unless he doesn’t.
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In response to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that Kendricks will sign a one-year deal in Cleveland, Kendricks told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the report is not accurate.
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Kendricks joins a deep linebacker corps that also includes Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert, James Burgess and fifth-round rookie Genard Avery.

Manziel’s history has given anyone who would like to try to get under his skin plenty of ammunition for doing so. The failed former first-rounder washed out of the NFL in a haze of substance abuse and, ultimately, a domestic violence incident. Then came more substance abuse, and various TMZ-style tales of entitlement run amok.

So, yes, he’s going to hear it. A lot. Although he seemed to handle well the foul stuff he heard on Friday night during his preseason debut, the first time won’t be the last time.
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He’ll hear it from more players as he plays in more games. And he’ll hear it from fans once he leaves the friendly-as-they’ll-ever-be confines of Hamilton, where his preseason debut occurred.

Will he be able to ignore it, or will it rattle him? Will it actually motivate and focus him?

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The NCAA’s evolution on sports betting has begun, and one adjustment is welcomed news for New Jersey’s college athletics programs.

The governing body for most college sports said Thursday it supports a federal model addressing legalized gambling, and will also suspend its policy of prohibiting states that offer sports betting from hosting championship events following Monday’s Supreme Court decision that ruled the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional and cleared the way for New Jersey and other states to legalize sports betting.
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The championship event change could have a significant impact on New Jersey college sports. The NCAA said the policy suspension is temporary and is designed to maintain continuity with already-determined future sites, but allowed its Board of Governors may consider more permanent revisions of the championship host policy.

It helps the colleges like Seton Hall, like Rutgers, like Princeton, but it also helps all of our colleges to host NCAA Tournament games, Codey said. It’s a good experience. We are a basketball-crazed state. (The NCAA’s new policy) is great for the state, it’s great for college basketball in the state.

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The point spread is the most misunderstood number in sports. Contrary to popular opinion, the purpose of the point spread is not to disrespect your team (We’re six-point underdogs? Probability itself is just a hater) or even trick you into betting on the wrong side. The point spread exists to balance wagers as close to 50-50 as possible between the two opponents.

The house doesn’t win by getting the world to guess wrong; it wins by paying the winners with the losers’ money and earning income from the juice鈥攐r the vig or vigorish, as your shady uncle still calls it. (Or as it will probably be called in our enlightened new legal-gambling times, the service fee or sales tax.)

The point spread was invented in the 1940s by a math teacher-turned-bookie named Charles McNeil to make balancing the action on Patriots-Browns or Ohio State-Bible Choir State possible. Fun fact: McNeil also taught math to future U.S. President John F. Kennedy. You can look it up!

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Even if players opt not to run Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey afoul of the new policy by choosing to kneel during the anthem, Marshall said there still could be a significant disruption if a substantial number of players choose to remain in the locker room. And players who chose to remain in the locker room won’t be doing so in secret, with media members likely taking roll and cameras waiting to see who jogs out of the tunnel after the anthem is finished.
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We know y’all going to keep the scorecard. You all are going to say who is out there or not,said Harris, who joined the majority of his teammates in taking a knee before one game last September but聽otherwise has not demonstrated. (Players)聽will still get judged.

And understandably so.

In answering a simple question of whether he had spoken to Flacco as of last week and saying no, Jackson opened the social-media floodgates to speculation that the veteran QB had his nose out of joint. But believing that to be so is premature even though Flacco has not spoken with media since the draft.

I expect Flacco to handle things in a professional manner when he and Jackson cross paths at the Ravens’ practice facility during OTAs. It’s also likely that the 33-year-old will not go out of his way to help a rookie who is earmarked to take his starting job at some point.
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Mark Walton”>Elite Mens”>Mark Walton Jersey I witnessed a similar situation early in my NFL management career in Minnesota. We drafted quarterback Tommy Kramer in the first round despite having 37-year-old Fran Tarkenton as our starter. A big difference was that Tarkenton had been more productive for the Vikings in the prior season than Flacco was last year for the Ravens, as the Hall of Famer had led us to the Super Bowl and was a Pro Bowler in 1976.

NBA offseason moves: Trades, free agency and draft decisions

ESPN Insider Bobby Marks is breaking down the moves every eliminated team can and should make in the offseason.
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You can find all of his analysis on the Knicks, Lakers, Spurs and 18 more teams here, including an outline of the key points for each team.

Fenton was accompanied by his wife, Nona, who was once his high school sweetheart in Massachusetts, and his two adult sons, P.J. and Owen, and daughter-in-law, Stefanie. There’s a granddaughter in the family as well.

Suter was a familiar face to Fenton in the crowd, too. The Predators drafted him in the first round in 2003 while Fenton was director of player personnel. Leipold owned the Predators then, too.

We have mutual friends that say good things about each other, so I don’t think it’s going to be a difficult transition at all, said Boudreau, who will enter his third season with the Wild. We’re hockey guys, and when we’re getting together we’re going to be talking hockey all the time. That’s what we love to do. He spent a lot of years looking at the minors. I’ve been a lot of years in the minors. I think it should end up being a really good relationship.

Details of the alterations to the contract have arrived this week. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Taylor’s base salary for the 2018 season has dropped from $4.25 million to $975,000. Some of the money was converted into a signing bonus.

As a result of that tweak, Taylor’s cap number has dropped by $2.75 million. Assuming no other changes were made, Taylor’s contract calls for him to make a base salary of $4.075 million in 2019.

The Cardinals sent a 2020 sixth-round pick to the Browns in exchange for Taylor. He’s a good bet to start across from Patrick Peterson in the Arizona defense.

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Fleury stopped 151 of 161 shots in the series, and allowed just six goals the rest of the way after giving up four in the opener.
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Everybody’s stepping up at different times, Fleury said.

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Carson Wentz is back on the field, but not participating in OTAs

Fewer than six months ago, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore an ACL. With Eagles fans everywhere wondering whether he’ll be ready for Week One (and some of them perhaps secretly hoping he won’t be, so that Nick Foles can take a proper victory lap for winning Super Bowl LII), Wentz was back on the practice field Tuesday, as the Eagles launched Organized Team Activities.
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Anytime you’re rehabbing, you have to be careful, Wentz said. Trust what the trainers and doctors are saying and be smart with it.

Being smart applies in many different ways for Wentz. Balanced against that will be the urgency to get back onto the field before Foles potentially performs well enough to keep Wentz on the sidelines well after he’s good enough to play.

Authentic Kids Esa Lindell Jersey He ended last season on injured reserve with a lacerated kidney and that injury opened the door for more playing time for Gates. It looked like they would be his final games as a member of the team as the team said goodbye to him in April, but Gates reportedly wants to keep playing and it seems inevitable that the team will be asked about a change of heart if Henry’s initial diagnosis holds.

Virgil Green, Braedon Bowman, Sean Culkin, Cole Hunt and Ben Johnson are the other tight ends on the Chargers roster at the moment.

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Another indicator is when he does make contact, Goldschmidt’s average Authentic Brian Allen Jersey exit velocity is down from 91.4 mph in 2017 to 88.8 mph. Maybe he’s hurt. Maybe all it will take is a mechanical fix he has yet to figure out. While he probably won’t continue to be this bad, Diamondbacks fans should be worried; there are some bad warning signs here.

Home run of the day: Juan Soto, the Nationals 19-year-old just up from Double-A, did this:

He’s the first teenager to homer since some guy named Harper, and only six players since 1965 have homered at a younger age: Cesar Cedeno, Robin Yount, Ken Griffey Jr., Andruw Jones, Adrian Beltre and Jurickson Profar.

Patriots drafting Danny Etling ‘effectively ends’ Johnny Manziel exploration

For a while there, it sure looked like the New England Patriots might have some real interest in bringing in Johnny Manziel to see what the former first-rounder can do. Well, it appears that window has closed, at least for the present time.
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ESPN’s Mike Reiss wrote on Sunday that, A trickle-down effect of the Patriots drafting LSU’s Danny Etling in the seventh round is that I believe it effectively ends the team’s exploration into Johnny Manziel.

That makes sense. Etling is no prize, but he’s a guy the Patriots can develop without any fanfare behind the scenes for as long as Tom Brady continues to play.

It is going to take time for Jackson to adjust too. He needs to work on his mechanics and is likely at least a year away from being ready to lead an NFL franchise. Fortunately, Jackson landed with a team that won’t need to rush him into the starting role.
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In a couple of years, Jackson may be the best signal-caller from this draft class. As a rookie, though, he’s going to give occasional flashes of what he can become and not much more.

The conflict is now people are treating him differently than who he knows he really is. And so he has to be able to distinguish the difference between [the two and tell himself], ‘This is who people think I am and want to treat me this way because I am the first pick, I am a Heisman Trophy winner, but I, as Baker Mayfield, have to remember that I’m a twice walk-on, and I have to keep that Mark Giordano Womens Jersey edge about me, or this game and the entertainment value around this game will eat a player up and spit him out.

There’s a lot to like about Darnold. He has prototypical size (6’3, 221 lbs). He’s athletic. He moves well in the pocket. And he has the arm talent to make all the throws. He passed for 4,143 yards last season with 26 touchdowns.

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Yankees’ Brett Gardner gets blunt about rough start

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I’m not happy with how things have been going for me the last couple of weeks, the veteran leadoff man said before Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

He’s walking in 13.3 percent of his at-bats, well above the league average of 8.9 percent, according to Fangraphs.

But it also appears Gardner has had trouble lifting the ball. He’s hit 51.6 percent of his balls on the ground so far this year, much higher than his 44.5 percent average of last year, when he popped a career-high 21 home runs and post ed a.778 OPS.

According to’s Statcast, Gardner hasn’t hit a single ball on the sweetspot of the bat this season, though his 85.3-mph exit velocity isn’t far off his career average.

They have history of running the ball and using backs in certain ways. I think with the power in my game with a little bit of quickness to break tackles and the leadership I can bring, with the football IQ on top that I can bring to Carolina hopefully puts them over the hump.

Anderson has a point on Carolina’s commitment to the running game, of course.

The Panthers Carmelo Anthony Jersey finished the 2017 season ranked fourth in rushing, averaging 131.4 yards per game. Carolina’s ground attack has also proven consistently good during the Cam Newton era, ranking 10th in 2016 (113.4 yards per game), second in 2015 (142.6) and seventh in 2014 (127.2).

The Lions hired Patricia聽as the 27th head coach in team history on Feb. 5, a day after the New England Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

Patricia spent 14 seasons with the Patriots, the only other NFL team he’s worked for, and was the team’s defensive coordinator the last six seasons.

The Lions interviewed five other candidates during the search process, but focused their efforts on landing Patricia from the start.