Tigers activate Miguel Cabrera from 10-day DL

Authentic Vince Wilfork Jersey The Tigers activated first baseman Miguel Cabrera from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, the team announced.

John Hicks has been sent back down to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move.

Cabrera, who has now served only two DL stints throughout his 15 MLB seasons, is back after missing nine games with a strained groin. The former Triple-Crown winner returns to a .268 average with three homers and nine RBIs in 56 at-bats this year.

Detroit has lost four of its last six games, but are still just one game behind the Indians for the AL Central lead. The Tigers are currently playing a four-game series against the defending World Series runners-up.

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The relationship between the crew and the team became somewhat symbiotic.

We all became friends, thus the relationship gave us even more insight to get to know these guys, Ortiz-Guzman said.
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This didn’t mean that the players held back on having fun at their new friends’ expense, sometimes playing pranks on the crew 鈥?stealing hotel keys, for example 鈥?or ribbing them with sarcasm 鈥?Are you gonna follow us into the bathroom? 鈥?or feigning anger at having to be in the spotlight.

It got to the point where one of the things I do is (yell), No cameras! No cameras!’ said ’82 Braves reliever Gene Garber. And that was just a way of saying hello to these guys.

Adams can have a similar immediate impact.

Adams fits both profiles, and it doesn’t matter whether he plays free or strong safety for Todd Bowles. He’s bound to pick up a lot of tackles flying upfield, as he had 76 during his junior and final season at LSU. His quickness into the backfield should mean multiple sacks, and he’ll back that up with big plays in pass coverage in the middle of the field.

The current best young safety in the NFL plays for the other New York team. Landon Collins, the Giants’ second-rounder from Alabama in ’15, exploded as an All-Pro in his second season with 125 tackles, four sacks, 13 passes defended and five INTs.

Adams can have a similar immediate impact. Really, both the Seahawks’ Earl Thomas and the Chiefs’ Eric Berry were both good enough to win DROY as first-rounders in ’10, but both were overshadowed by the Lions’ big pick at No. 2, Ndamukong Suh.

The 6-2, 222-pound Cleveland area native threw for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns with just six interceptions last season. He set school records for passing yards and touchdowns and his 304 completions and 4,056 yards of total offense also set UNC marks.

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Mitch Trubisky, ironically, might be the most ready to play quarterback in this class, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said last week during a media conference call. And he’s only a oneyear starter. Like his pocket awareness. Think he has good feet and quick release. Don’t think he’s got a ceiling as high as some of the other guys, but I think he can become a solid NFL starter.

NFL odds 2017: Patriots’ over/under win total huge; Cowboys undervalued?

We have another set of NFL over/under win totals to ponder months before Week 1 of the 2017 season. Online sportsbook Bovada.lv has released its NFL O/U season totals. The main takeaway: The bar is set very high for the Super Bowl 51 champion Patriots.

Bovada pegs the Pats’ O/U line at 12.5, meaning New England would have to win 13 games on their 2017 season schedule for the “OVER” to cash. To entice the betting public to take the OVER, Bovada has put 1:1 odds on the Pats winning at least 13 games. The UNDER is a 13:10 favorite, meaning bettors think the Patriots will win 12 or fewer would need to wager $13 to make a $10 profit.

Bovada says the Patriots’ O/U is the highest win total for any NFL team in the past decade. That number seems fair, though, given New England’s 14-2 record last year and its seeming success in upgrading the roster in the offseason.

The Seahawks have not yet commented on the matter.

The 24-year-old Reed is a 6-3, 311-pound defensive lineman from Goldsboro, N.C.

The former Alabama star was a second-round draft pick last year and started six games for the Seahawks, recording 34 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.

Reed started 28 games for the Crimson Tide, helping the team win a national championship in 2015, after transferring from East Mississippi Community College, the junior college featured in Netflix program “Last Chance U.”

The Seahawks did use two of six second-day draft picks on defensive linemen, taking Michigan State’s Malik McDowell in the second round and drafting North Carolina’s Nazair Jones in the third.

The Rockets are offering $1 beers for fans that arrive early to Game 5 vs. the Thunder

The Houston Rockets announced they are offering $1 food and drinks for fans who arrive early (5:30 p.m. early) to the potentially deciding Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets are up 3-1 over the Thunder, and a win on Tuesday would advance the team to the second round.

That post once linked to another instance of Rondo trying that against Josh Smith, although the embedded media is now dead. So what we know is that Rondo has tried this three times, and all three times been unsuccessful.
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Our conclusions are either that Rondo is an attempted tripper who is bad at actually tripping players, or a jokester who tries to balance the line of appearing to trip someone while failing to actually do so. I don’t know which one is the preferred option; I do know that you probably shouldn’t be either one of those things.

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It doesn’t appear that Rondo was publicly fined for either incident, so it doesn’t seem like that would happen now. Still, this is such a Rondo story, and clearly not a good look regardless of his intentions.

Baltimore had a solid draft, adding a handful of defensive players with the talent to carry on the franchise’s rich history. The Ravens didn’t take an offensive prospect until day three, adding help at all three levels with cornerback Marlon Humphrey, linebackers Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams, and lineman Chris Wormley. While those players won’t help Joe Flacco or an offense that ranked 24th in yards per play last fall, they’ll certainly help slow down the Steelers’ dynamic attack.

Clippers vs. Jazz, 2017 NBA playoffs: Start time, TV schedule and live stream for Game 3

Elite Womens Kony Ealy Jersey With the series tied at 1-1, the Utah Jazz head home to Vivint Smart Home Arena on Friday to try and take a 2-1 series lead in their first-round NBA playoff matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Thomas got a B+ in the class. He doesn’t know Lynch’s grade but guesses it was an A. Afterward, they kept in touch, Thomas reaching out to the nine-time Pro Bowler for advice.

Wow, that’s a heck of a coincidence. I’m betting no general manager in NFL history has ever drafted a former college classmate. Cool thing, in my opinion.
A follow-up note from The MMQB’s Peter King, reporting on the phone call between Thomas and Lynch on draft night:

Solomon! It’s me! … John Lynch! You want to be a 49er?
Thomas is a havoc-wreaking tackle who could turn out to be downright Michael Bennett-like for the Niners. Dan Kadar’s scouting report:
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Thomas is kind of a strange player to evaluate. He’s not a true edge player, but he’s also not a true interior defensive lineman. Thomas’ best fit in the NFL will be as a base end who can move inside on pass rush plays. He fits that profile because he has the ability to overpower opponents. Unlike some power ends, though, he has good quickness to win on the edge. Thomas can get off blocks in a hurry and violently. He can dominate against the run and has nice pursuit speed if he’s away from the play.

However, he doesn’t have the speed and length combination you often seek in a true end, and Stanford didn’t rush him from the edge a lot.
Speaking of Lynch and Thomas-related grades, Kadar gave the whole Niners’ draft a B-.

LeBron James made Lance Stephenson look silly with airtight defensive possession

The Indiana Pacers are fighting for their playoff lives in Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Lance Stephenson is trying to take matters into his own hands.

With the Cavaliers down by five points with about seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Lance tried to get past LeBron James with a flurry of crossovers … and failed miserably.
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LeBron had no issues putting the clamps on Stephenson, who fouled in frustration after his failed Allen Iverson impersonation.

Stephenson isn’t one to shy away from the spotlight, but this is why you should think twice before testing LeBron.

Josh Hill Mens Jersey How did you react to the decision that NHL players will not participate in the Olympics?

It’s gonna be as they decided. I don’t think my opinion matters. Of course I would love to go to the Olympics. I watched games as a child, every kid is dreaming about playing for national team. You don’t have this opportunity every year, it can be once in a life. It’s a pity if they won’t let us go there and someone will miss such a chance. It’s not about just me, it’s about everyone. Your parents and loved ones, your coaches are all watching you play for your country, feeling proud. It’s great! But you should understand, it does not depend on us.

Washington Capitals owner said he will let Ovechkin to the Olympics. What did Yzerman say?

We didn’t discuss [it].

You’ve had a fight with Torey Krug and Trevor Daley this season. Did someone say to you, that this is not the thing that a pure [skilled] forward should do?

No, no one said this to me. It was in a period of time when we played badly. We couldn’t score, so everyone got upset. I wasn’t satisfied with my game too. So I just freaked out, I guess. Didn’t expect it from myself.

Myles Garrett was the no-brainer No. 1 pick Browns had to make

It’s finally official now — the Cleveland Browns have taken Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, despite rumors they may take Mitchell Trubisky. The Browns tried to play coy about whether they’d select Garrett, but we knew it was coming all along.

Garrett even gave the Browns a playful warning before the draft.

“If you don’t draft me No. 1, I will punish your team for the next 10 to 12 years,” he told ESPN the Magazine. It seems those weren’t dice they wanted to roll.

In 2016, he threw a pick every 29.75 attempts, a bit worse than the already worrying averages by top prospects Deshaun Watson (35.7) and DeShone Kizer (36.6). Consistent accuracy is Dobbs’ No. 1 needed improvement.

But in 2015, he had one of the nation’s best ratios, averaging 68.8 attempts per INT. So he’s got it in him to pass to the right team! More on 2016 in a second.

More troubling overall is his pattern of fumbles, considering his relatively small hands, though all running QBs fumble. In 2015, he had only one more fumble than Dak Prescott, for whatever that’s worth.

Draft experts are torn on where Peppers will land. A collection of mock drafts — the most recent ones coming on April 20 — peg the Michigan standout anywhere from the top of the first round to the bottom of the second.

Hooker’s seven interceptions were tied for second-most in all of college football last season, and he’s dangerous once he gets the ball in his hands. His three pick-sixes tied him for the most in the FBS last year.

Hooker was the second Ohio State defensive back drafted this year. Now he’s ready to begin the next chapter of his football life with the Colts.yankees_802-115x115

Jourdan Lewis lands with Cowboys in 3rd round after domestic violence arrest

Cornerback Jourdan Lewis played his way into early-round pick consideration with four strong seasons at the University of Michigan. A domestic violence arrest after the Combine was likely a strong reason why he landed in the back half of the third round with the Dallas Cowboys.

Kiffin was the only guy I’ve ever seen respond to Coach Saban, but I mean at the end of the day, Coach Saban, it’s his world, so he’s gonna get the last word, Allen concluded.

It’s funny to know that Bama players enjoyed the ass-chewings as much as we did. But Kiffin doesn’t seem to subscribe to Saban’s management style. He said this on the radio today:

No, that’s not really how I do it. Greg (McElroy) knows about those, Kiffin said on SiriusXM College Sports Nation. Those things come up, and everybody has different ways of dealing with them. It’s just not really how I do it. I’m not really big on humiliating assistant coaches in front of everybody. I write down notes. In the staff meeting, I explain what we want to get done.

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Hayden feasted on lesser offenses in two years of junior college ball and two years in Conference USA

2010 was not the year for quarterbacks, as first-overall selection Sam Bradford, who certainly didnt live up to his pedigree as the top pick, was far and away the best QB, and even the best value, of the draft class. Among the names who didnt pan out at the position include Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen, and Colt McCoy. Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in 2010, just five remain in the league and only one holds a starting position. Only Tebow has won a playoff game, let alone started one, and hes playing baseball now.

Authentic Mens Eric Gordon Jersey All in all, the 2010 NFL Draft boasts a solid class, highlighted by several superstars who are still making a difference in games nearly a decade after their initial selections.

Authentic Mens Joel Bitonio Jersey Here are all the picks from that draft: The Raiders knew Hayden was a risk when they drafted him out of Houston in 2013. The rangy cornerback nearly died after an injury suffered in practice left him with a torn vein near his heart. He came back and performed well enough to assuage Oaklands doubts at that years combine, but the team overlooked one thing: he wasnt that good of a cornerback.

Hayden feasted on lesser offenses in two years of junior college ball and two years in Conference USA, leaving a stark transition from amateur to professional football. In four seasons with the Raiders, he made just 25 starts and hauled in three interceptions.

Bama QB Jalen Hurts is pumped to have Deshaun Watson on his favorite NFL team

The Houston Texans nabbed Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick in the NFL draft, trading up to get him on Thursday. A few months ago, Watson engineered a last-minute drive to beat Alabama for college footballs national title. Now hes moving to the next level, and the guy he beats excited.

I told her before she passed away I was going to live my dream, I was going to go D-1, I was going to get out of Richmond, I was going to get out of Oakland. I was going to go to the NFL. I made that promise to her, man. 30 seconds later she passed away. And this is who I do it for.

It means everything, man. It means everything. I made a promise to her….. I was going to live my dreams to play in the NFL. And Im here man. I completed the promise. It means every-fucking-thing to me. Excuse my language! Man, FINE ME LATER MAN.
FINE ME LATER. Its so quotable! Not to mention, I definitely teared up a bit listening about McKinleys grandmother.

I dont know about you all, but Im very excited to watch McKinley during his NFL career.
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For prospects with the physical qualities of an NFL passer, the challenges of the transition from an Air Raid offense are much more difficult to evaluate until theyre on the field.