Ozzie Newsome on recent drafts: I need to take all the blame

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Doug Williams Authentic Jersey The Orioles’ biggest problem so far is that their bullpen has been taxed because of some problems with starting pitching. That’s the reason the team made several moves to rotate relief pitchers in recent days.

In fact, the Orioles made an interesting move on Monday by recalling right-hander Hunter Harvey to help out in their taxed bullpen.

Harvey was a first-round pick in 2013, but he has battled a number of injury issues, including Tommy John surgery, and never pitched above Class A. Baltimore brought him up from Double-A Bowie in the Eastern League and optioned left-hander Tanner Scott to Triple-A Norfolk.

Scott pitched in Sunday’s extra-inning win over the Yankees, but Harvey did not get into Monday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

No doubt, Newsome said, via Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun. Just like it was when we were having success, we were getting all the credit, and when we haven’t had the success, I need to take all the blame and it falls right on me.

That revelation preceded Saturday’s news that third baseman Brandon Drury only disclosed to Yankees personnel this weekend that he was dealing with migraines and occasional blurred vision going back years.

There’s going to be times where a guy does try and fight through it, and that’s part of it, manager Aaron Boone said. Hopefully we continue to create and establish an environment where we can get out ahead of stuff as much as possible.

We keep doing that by as best we can keeping the lines of communication open, and at the same time, not trying to take away one of our athletes’ desire to compete and to fight and to grind through different situations that inevitably come up when you’re an athlete.

Before Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome answers some uncomfortable questions later today, he had to face the uncomfortable truth about his own recent performance.

And he didn’t shy away from the fact that his recent drafts have included a number of misses on high picks, out of character for him and a part of the reason they’ve missed the playoffs three straight years.

NFL investigating leak of new Titans jersey

The NFL has a brand new whodunit on its hands.

According to the Tennessean, the NFL is investigating the source of a photo that purports to show the jerseys to be unveiled Wednesday night by the Titans.

Both the league and the team declined comment on the photo, which seems to be an inevitable development when an effort is made to generate thousands of jerseys for immediate sale to willing consumers but to keep them secret for as long as possible.

The old best rivalry in the NFC West is the new best rivalry in the NFC West. San Francisco got Sherman and offensive lineman Weston Richburg. There will be more calculated spending ahead, and besides, the Niners already made the big move of the offseason by signing and then extending Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Rams countered by tagging safety Lamarcus Joyner, trading for cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib and re-signing corner Nickell Robey-Coleman. Wade Phillips’ defense vs. Kyle Shanahan’s offense will be fun in 2018 as the teams battle for the division title and, maybe, much bigger things in the NFC.

The seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith’s NFL career began with flashes of brilliance. Multiple arrests and suspensions since have all but ruined Smith’s chance to return to the field as an active player. Below is a timeline of the events and incidents that unfortunately have defined Smith’s pro career.

After LeBron won his championship for Cleveland, he told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin: “When I decided to leave Miami — I’m not going to name any names, I can’t do that – but there were some people that I trusted and built relationships with in those four years [who] told me I was making the biggest mistake of my career. And that s— hurt me. And I know it was an emotional time that they told me that because I was leaving. They just told me it was the biggest mistake I was making in my career. And that right there was my motivation.”

“It wasn’t me,” Riley told Thomsen. “I never said anything to him.

“That’s one of LeBron’s greatest traits, that somewhere in him there’s such a competitive thing that he’s going to find something to motivate himself to win.”

When asked on Monday where his relationship stands with Riley now LeBron said, “Um, we can talk about that later.”

Ryan O’Reilly: Sabres adopted mindset that accepted losing

Ryan O’Reilly was unable to hide his dejection as he acknowledged that the Sabres’ latest last-place finish led him to question his love for hockey.
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If that wasn’t enough, the high-priced center accused the Sabres of adopting a mindset of being OK with losing.

This season’s collapse is considerably worse given that Buffalo’s trajectory was supposed to be trending upward under the new regime of general manager Jason Botterill and coach Phil Housley. They took over last spring after the Sabres underachieved in finishing 26th under GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Jersey Bylsma.
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We have to evaluate everything, coaching staff, the players. What are they willing to change? Housley said. There comes a point in your career where you have to realize what’s important. Obviously, winning, what it takes to win, the commitment to win in this league. And that’s what we talk about change.
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Effort was there, and you can see I’m ready for playoffs in pretty good shape, Ovechkin said after a playing 6:04 of the final 8:10. Still have a pretty good chance at the end. It is what it is. Whatever. The most important thing ahead of us, and second season right now starts in a couple days.

Washington won 12 of its final 15 games, and Ovechkin strengthened his Hart Trophy case with nine goals and six assists over that time. At 32, he’s the oldest player to lead the NHL in goals since Phil Esposito in 1974-75.

Ovechkin became the 13th player and first since Mike Gartner in 1990-91 to score exactly 49 goals in a season. His teammates did their best trying to get him to 50, and Ovechkin attempted 18 shots and got eight on net in pursuit of the milestone.

We look for him a little bit more than usually, but I don’t know, said center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who assisted on Ovechkin’s 48th goal to reach 56 for the season. I don’t think he’s sad about he didn’t get 50, but 49 is still a good number.

Happ (1-1) struck out nine in 5 1/3 innings, but was charged with four runs and seven hits.

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I missed over the plate a couple times and I got hurt when I did, Happ said.
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Nicky Delmonico’s RBI single gave Chicago a 1-0 lead in the second, but Toronto answered with three in the third. Luke Maile hit a leadoff double and scored on Diaz’s homer. Justin Smoak drew a two-out walk and later scored on an error by Anderson at shortstop.

White Sox: RHP Carson Fulmer makes his first start of the season in Wednesday’s series finale. Fulmer has never faced the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in a March 30 loss to Matt Harvey Womens Jersey the New York Yankees. He has a 2.08 ERA in three career games against the White Sox.

The Rays hit.190 (24 for 126) in the series.

Boston took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on Rafael Devers’ one-out, bases-loaded RBI single off Yonny Chirinos. Tampa Bay’s defense kept the Red Sox from a big inning as right fielder Carlos Gomez threw out Brock Holt, who tried to score from second on Devers’ hit, and left fielder Smith made a lunging catch on J.D. Martinez.

Devers has driven in a run in six straight regular season games, dating to last year.

Miller put the Rays ahead 1-0 with a leadoff homer in the second.

Martinez tied it at 1 with his first Boston RBI, coming on a fifth-inning single off Jake Faria. Jose Alvarado (0-1) then replaced Faria after Martinez’s hit and worked out of a two-on, no-out jam.

Mark Barberio Elite Jersey But his credentials as a Guy Who Can Make Some Throws are beyond question. If he gets some more mustard on those throws in the NFL, he’s easy to get excited about. At the least, he’s going to be a really fun preseason QB. You haven’t heard more about him for a few reasons. One root of the matter is that he’s small. You’ve heard a lot about Allen, the consensus top mid-major QB in the 2018 class. Allen is a fascinating prospect and might be great, but he wasn’t great in college.

Titans new uniforms: NFL investigating apparent leaked photo

The NFL is investigating the source of a photograph making the rounds on social media that purports to show the Titans’ new home jersey, a league source told The Tennessean on Tuesday.
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An NFL spokesperson declined to comment on the photo, on whether leaks like this are to be expected once the product is shipped to retail outlets, or what can be done to prevent leaks from happening. The Titans did not respond to a request for comment.

He added his second goal when he scored on a penalty shot to make it 5-1 at 15:45 of the second. Hall was hooked from behind on a breakaway after emerging from the penalty box to earn the penalty shot, where he rocketed a high shot over the glove Lundqvist.

Hall’s two assists came on two goals by defenseman Will Butcher, who recorded his first multi-goal game of his NHL career. Both of Butcher’s goals came on the power play, with shots from inside the blue line navigating through traffic to find the back of the net.

The Rangers scored their聽frst goal at 17:47 of the first period, when forward Ryan Spooner deflected a Jimmy Vesey pass over Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid to cut the Devils’ lead to 3-1.

Kevin Hayes added a goal with 5:34 left in regulation to make it 5-2.

Less than a week after being released by the Oakland Raiders, the fourth-year pass-catcher has been claimed by the New York Jets, the team announced Monday afternoon.
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Raiders coach Jon Gruden was quick to share his thoughts regarding the NFL’s instant replay system during the Annual League Meeting in Orlando Mar. 27, calling for slow-motion replay to be abolished from the game altogether.

Just try to keep the game as much the same as it has been, Gruden said when asked what one rule or part of the game he would change to better it. You knowI don’t like a lot of these new rules. I don’t understand them. It’s getting awful technical. I’d like to eliminate instant replay honestly. That would be my No. 1 thing. Let the officials call the game.

Case Keenum went through lot in his first six NFL seasons.

He played for three different teams, including two in 2014 alone. Before winning 11 of 14 regular-season starts with the Minnesota Vikings in 2017, Keenum was 9-15 as a starter.

If the journeyman version of Case Keenum shows up in the Mile High City, Denver will be in trouble.

The pregame unveiling of the World Series pennant in left field hit a bit of a snag. Tugging ropes on the fabric covering the golden pennant on a windy day didn’t work. So after a minute or so, a man with a leaf blower appeared and helped get it off. Players chuckled during the delay and fans cheered loudly when it finally came off.

I was like: `Come on, come on, come on,’ and then finally, Altuve said. It was funny but in the end it came off and we all liked to see the World Series champs on the banner.

Manziel threw to receivers and running backs including Texas A & M’s star receiver Christian Kirk, who has drawn a lot of interest.

According to a source, the Patriots spoke with Manziel both before the workout, as well as after the session.

First, the Bills unloaded quarterback Tyrod Taylor, trading him to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the No. 65 overall pick. Then, just days later, they traded left tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals and swapped first-round picks, moving from No. 25 overall to No. 12 overall. While that’s not high enough to walk away with one of the draft’s top quarterback prospects, the trades have helped stockpile assets for the Bills, who are now expected to attempt a move up into the top five. And with No. 12 and No. 22 picks in Round 1, as well as picks No. 53 and No. 56 in Round 2, the ammo needed is most certainly there. It has been an aggressive strategy for the Bills, but their wheeling and dealing has put them in good position to reach their ultimate goal.patriots_015

Report: Owners won’t discuss anthem policy change next week

NFL owners will discuss the social justice platform at their annual meetings next week in Orlando, Florida, but the national anthem isn’t on the agenda, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Saints linebacker Demario Davis said he expected fewer er protests in 2018 because of the league’s support on social justice issues.

The league has been instrumental in helping us bring light to our community and the issues that are going on in them, Davis said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.
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Zak Keefer of the Indy Star notes that the team remains very confident in Luck’s progress and highlights his recovery will be critical during this time.

Luck hasn’t thrown in an NFL game since the 2016 season. He underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder in January of 2017 and was expected to be healthy for training camp last season.

While some signings Antonio Garcia Jersey crept out through the media ahead of time, March 21 marks the official one-week anniversary of the NFL’s 2018 free-agency period. As per tradition, the league’s landscape has been altered quite a bit, as general managers dished out wild contracts to players they may have never even met before. The majority of notable deals, particularly in the early days, had a tendency to overpay free agents, but some contracts have been more friendly for the team than the player. Here are ten of the best bargains so far: Morgan Burnett, Steelers Contract: 3 years, $14.5 million (guaranteed amount unknown) After Tyrann Mathieu left the market, Burnett was arguably the best safety available, yet he reportedly did not receive much attention before agreeing to a three-year deal with the Steelers on Tuesday.
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Drew Brees will be able to negotiate with other teams on Monday

[Editor’s note: The following item was based on a report from the Advocate that was inaccurate.]
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Even with the high usage and injury issues over the last few seasons, Bennett managed to rack up 39 sacks in five years with Seattle and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. With Bennett set to turn 33 in November, limiting his snaps could be the best chance for the Eagles to get a maximum return on their investment.

The 41-year-old Lechler is still going strong, as he enters his 19th NFL season. He’s been with the Texans since 2013.

Last year, he was second in the league with a 49.0 gross average, and in the top 10 with a 41.3 net average.Steelers get $4 million in Heinz Field reimbursements

Which probably means that, within the next 10 years, the Steelers may start pushing the idea of a rebuilt Three Rivers Stadium that looks the same and feels the same but that has all of the state-of-the-art bells and whistles, from suites to premium seats to technology.

That’s actually not a bad idea. Maybe they’ll start pushing that concept sooner than later.

As we reported on Wednesday, Landry had already accepted the tender. That means it was binding in terms of guaranteeing his $15.9 million salary for the 2018 season as well as leaving him open to being traded by the Dolphins.

Agent: Vikings didn’t offer Cousins most money

Mark Bavaro Limited Jersey Kirk Cousins met the media after signing his fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract with the Vikings Thursday and said that the reason he came to Minnesota wasn’t just about the contract.

McCartney didn’t say which team offered Cousins more money than the Vikings, but reporting leading up to his decision suggests the Jets are a good candidate. McCartney also didn’t say anything about the length of the other team’s offer or if it was fully guaranteed, both of which were surely significant pieces of information for Cousins and company when they were figuring out their next stop.

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In fact, so many deals are already done that 18 of our Top 50 free agents are already off the market. That includes two ers staying with their current teams, 11 ers signing with new teams, and five ers who received the franchise or transition tag.

Staying with current team: Drew Brees, Kyle Williams.

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And while having a turn-key football operation to hand the new owner this summer lends a sense of stability, Rivera is well aware that unless his team produces this fall, he and Hurney could be write-offs for a a new owner who is about to spend well north of $2 billion for a football team.

Rams and Aaron Donald have a timeline for getting a contract done

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald held out all through training camp and into Week One of the regular season last year, but he eventually reported without a new contract. This year, the Rams want to keep that from happening.

Donald is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and Rams G.M. Les Snead says he and Donald’s representatives have agreed on a schedule for getting a deal done.

Paul, a converted former wide receiver, has spent the first six years of his career with Washington. He’s appeared in 82 career games with 26 starts over that span. He’s caught 68 passes for 856 yards and two touchdown.

Signings of Julius Thomas and Mychal Rivera in past season have not adequately addressed the need at the position for Jacksonville.

The Jaguars were scheduled to have former New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins in for a visit on Thursday. Seferian-Jenkins visited the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday and was set to fly to Jacksonville Thursday night. How the signing of Paul would affect Jacksonville’s interest in Seferian-Jenkins remains unclear.

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The Dolphins have a new backup quarterback, again going with a veteran with plenty of money who may or may not be able to play.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Dolphins are signing Brock Osweiler.

He visited with the team today and they and he apparently liked what they saw.49ers_019