Jets go bold, trade up with Colts for No. 3 pick

The Jets on Saturday announced they traded up from the sixth pick to the third pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, in a deal with the Colts.

This leaves no doubt that the Jets are going after an elite quarterback. The Browns at No. 1 and Giants at No. 2 could draft a quarterback, too.

But now, the Jets are in better position, because the Broncos at No. 5 are a quarterback-needy team. And if the Browns didn’t take a quarterback at No. 1, they could have done it at No. 4.

The Giants have been helped by the fact the Dallas Cowboys had little financial wiggle room to attack free agency and the Washington Redskins already made their biggest decision by trading for Alex Smith instead of retaining Kirk Cousins. The Super Bowl champion Eagles gained Michael Bennett, Haloti Ngata and Daryl Worley yet lost Torrey Smith, Trey Burton, Beau Allen and Patrick Robinson. 

New York landed another valuable piece via trade. Gettleman flipped 2018 fourth- and sixth-round draft picks to the Los Angeles Rams for Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh-round selection. The 26-year-old Ogletree led the Rams defense last season with 95 total tackles. 

Reese never placed much emphasis on the linebacker position. Oftentimes, the Giants’ second line of defense became an afterthought with heavy investments in the defensive front and backfield. To place this into perspective, last year’s leading tackler among their linebackers, Calvin Munson, finished fifth on the team with 60 total stops. 

The Jets could be hoping to get running back Saquon Barkley at No. 3, with defensive end Nick Chubb being viewed as an acceptable fallback. If just one quarterback is taken in the first two picks, they’re guaranteed to get one of the two top non-quarterbacks. If it’s bang-bang one-two quarterbacks (and don’t be shocked if the Bills now move up to No. 2 with the Giants to get a quarterback), the Jets will get Barkley.

Also, the Browns may now feel more compelled to take a quarterback at No. 1 instead of No. 4, if they think the Jets will take a quarterback. Which sets the stage for two quarterbacks being gone by the time the Jets pick.

Other factors support this possible strategy.patriots_108

A’s Bruce Maxwell will stand for national anthem in 2018

Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell will stand for the national anthem this season.
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Can Sherman get back to 100 percent? The 49ers will need him at that level but we have absolutely no idea if that’s going to happenSherman can be a veteran leader for a young secondary,Sherman has played seven seasons, won a Super Bowl, and has been in more big games than anyone could count.

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I’m both honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my number this season, Bonds said. Growing up, Candlestick Park was my home away from home, and it is where my dad and godfather Willie Authentic Jeff Heuerman Jersey played. For me to have played on the same field as them, wear the same uniform and now have my number retired, joining Willie and the other Giants legends is extremely special. Number 25 has meant a lot to me throughout my career and it is even more special that I got to share that with my dad.

As a member of a military family, I respect the sacrifices of the men and women who served and continue to serve our country, the statement read. The purpose of the gesture was to raise awareness about social issues affecting our country, and while I’m looking forward to a society that is inclusive, empathetic and a welcoming place, I will not continue the symbolic gesture of taking a knee during our national anthem this season.

That’s a difficult injury to come back from and Sherman’s age doesn’t help.

Wasserman’s decision to terminate its partnership with Yasiel Puig is behavior-related, source tells SB Nation. Unclear what exactly transpired.

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The 2003 third-round pick out of Tennessee has amassed a slew of NFL and team records during his career. He trails only the retired Tony Gonzalez in career receptions and receiving yards for a tight end. (Gonzalez now works as an NFL analyst at 鈥?where else? 鈥?Fox.) Witten holds NFL records for most receptions in a season (110) and a game (18) by a tight end. He’s the Cowboys franchise leader in receptions and receiving yards.

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas and former coach John Fox recently auditioned with Fox, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, but Fox’s top picks are Witten and Manning, said sources. TV networks frequently invite current players in for TV tryouts before their playing days are done. Gonzalez, for example, talked with several interested networks before retiring before the 2014 season.

My decision will be based purely on my health, Thomas said Saturday in an e-mail, via ESPN. But I’m excited by the moves [general manager] John [Dorsey] made.

In a recent trade, the Browns acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor, receiver Jarvis Landry and cornerback Damarious Randall by sending quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Packers and defensive lineman Danny Sheltonto the Patriots.

Thomas has auditioned as an NFL analyst for ESPN and Fox. He is also entering the final season of a seven-year contract worth $80.5 million contract and set to earn $13.5 million in 2018 after the Browns threw in a few bonuses. The payout would make him the highest paid lineman in the NFL.

He informed the Browns he would make a decision by the time free agency begins March 14.

Thomas, 33, was selected by Cleveland with the No. 3 Ryan Smyth Youth jersey overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. The 10-time Pro Bowler never missed a down and played every snap in 2017 until he suffered a season-ending triceps injury in Week 7.

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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski sent shockwaves through the NBA on Friday by revealing that the Hornets have made Kemba Walker (as well as several other players on their roster) available in trade discussions. In return, the Hornets are reportedly looking for a good young player or first-round draft pick Adrian Dantley Jersey that will set them up for another rebuild.
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While there is no shortage of point guards in the NBA right now, Walker is an All-Star in the prime of his career. He has averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game over the last two-and-a-half seasons on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 37.9 percent shooting from the perimeter. He’s been the lifeblood of the Hornets during that time, and he can absolutely help a team looking to make a playoff push in the second half of this season.

Do you feel like you’ve found a good way of breaking through, where you can be other things besides a football player?

VM: Yeah, I say all the time I just play football. I just play football right now, but I have a lot of different things that I do. I think the show is just the starting point. But I’m just a football player from eight in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. When I’m out in public, when I introduce myself to somebody and they don’t know what I do, I just say I’m Von. You know? It’s just my job. That doesn’t make me who I am. And I think I do it well, so people recognize me for that, but there are a lot of other things I do, and it’s great to be seen in other moments besides just being an athlete.

It’s interesting that 41 percent of players felt that Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price was the toughest goalie to shoot on in the NHL, with Quick a distant second (12.1 percent). But it’s baffling that on the Who is the best goalie of all time? question, Price was tied with Ken Dryden (3 percent) behind Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Dominik Hasek (who should have been first). Not Lundqvist. Not Roberto Luongo. Not Ed Belfour or Billy Smith or Glenn Hall or Bernie Parent or Jacques Plante. Carey Price, fourth-best goalie in NHL history. Open a book — or at least, Hockey Reference — sometime, players.

For all the talk about chemistry and being good in the room and all the ancillary noise that we create about why a team wins or loses, what it overwhelmingly comes down to for players is whether the guy next to them is putting in the work.
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Blues lose Jay Bouwmeester for season, Scottie Upshall 4 weeks

The free-falling St. Louis Blues will be without defenseman Jay Bouwmeester for the rest of the season with a left hip injury.

General manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester will be sidelined four to six months and that forward Scottie Upshall will be re-evaluated in four weeks after suffering a knee injury.

St. Louis has lost eight of its past 10 games to fall out of the top three in the Central Division and out of a playoff position entirely in the Western Conference.

That won’t change between now and next week’s trade deadline. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps won’t trade Davis, and the only way he will go is if Demps is replaced after the year is over. Multiple teams have attempted to engage the Pelicans in trade talks concerning Davis in the past year, but according to one league executive, “The conversations end quickly, as I understand.”

But Davis still could loom over this year’s trade deadline nonetheless, and this is where things get interesting for the future of the franchise. Demps and coach Alvin Gentry have been on the hot seat all season, under pressure to make the playoffs in order to keep their jobs. And things shaped up nicely, with the team on a 12-5 run heading into the weekend — until Friday’s win, in which star center DeMarcus Cousins blew out his Achilles tendon and ended his season.

James – speaking prior to Cleveland’s 125-114 loss to the Pistons – shared his thoughts on the harsh criticism players receive when they choose to leave a franchise, compared to when teams opt to trade those same men away.

“He spent his last nine years there,” James said Tuesday. “He signed a multi-year deal there this summer, so that’s unfortunate. But that’s the business side of it. It’s both sides. It works both sides, though. It’s the business.”

But the number that has doomed him in recent years is the most important in sports: games played. And Van Gundy has just banked the future of his team on a player who has missed one-third of his team’s games since the 2013-14 season.

Griffin has suffered a wide variety of ailments in that span. He had a hand injury that stemmed from a fight with a team employee. He had a persistent quad injury. He has had minor surgery on his right knee.packers_158

NBA trade deadline: Cavaliers trade Dwyane Wade back to Heat

Dwyane Wade always loved Miami, and now he is on his way back.
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The Cavaliers have traded Wade to the Heat for a heavily protected second-round pick in 2020, the Heat announced Thursday. The draft pick will then be shipped to the Kings as part of the George Hill trade Cleveland executed earlier in the day.

At 36, Wade already was playing limited minutes this season as his 23.2 per game and three starts are both career lows, and with his trade to Miami he may get more of a chance for playing time. He also will have an easy path to retiring as a member of the Heat.

Clean up the mess. The Mavericks have big troubles on multiple fronts. First, they’re not a particularly good basketball team, and they need to address the ramshackle roster. The No. 1 job on that is to tank the rest of the year — and owner Mark Cuban has already copped to that plan. But the Mavs also have to deal with the allegations sexual harassment in their front office, which will mean a thorough and credible investigation that leads to substantive changes in the franchise.

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Despite Paul’s less-than-perfect performance the Rockets were still able to hold off a very good, if shorthanded, Spurs team. They have now won three games in a row and seven of their last eight.

Tomas Satoransky throws down a dunk on the fast break, two of his career-high 25 points. The Wizards forward, who entered the night averaging 5.6 points per game, added six assists. He’s been seeing extra court time in John Wall’s absence.

Cavaliers (32-22) at Celtics (40-17) 3:30 p.m. ET — The Celtics were quiet at the recent trade deadline, but the Cavaliers just pulled off an extreme makeover of their roster in a bid to shake off their recent funk. It will be fun to see how all the new pieces fit around LeBron James and Kevin Love.

Miller and McGrady agree with efforts to curb tankingTracy McGrady, Mike Miller and Brian Windhorst react to NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s tanking memo.

Of the 32 schedule alert games lost so far this season, schedule alert teams have lost by an average of 13.1 points.
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Of the nine teams that have beaten schedule alert games this season, six of those teams have also lost a schedule alert game (Warriors, Spurs, Timberwolves, Jazz, Trail Blazers, Nuggets). The three other teams have not had a second schedule alert game this season (Rockets, Mavericks, Heat).

Well, this one went into the ledger as the Bucks’ second-largest loss of the season. (They lost by 32 to the Mavericks on Nov. 18.)

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They hosted the Wizards on Feb. 27 in a nationally televised game — in other words, a game that ended later than usual — and then head out that same night for Detroit — losing an hour along the way — to play a Pistons team that would hold a one-day rest advantage.

There’s a real it factor with both for NFL teams. Rosen drew comparisons to no less than Aaron Rodgers with his display of intelligence and football acumen during interview sessions — media and otherwise — in Indianapolis. Mayfield backed up the fact he can overcome that dreaded lack of ideal size with that mentality of cocky, all-out playmaking baller intact.

Darnold’s It did lose some shine in ’17. His funky windup was still there, but the bigger concern was a decline in play marred by an inability to protect the ball. His No.-1-QB-in-draft status was left unscathed because the toughness and leadership qualities never left him. In Brandon Scherff Jersey a way, becoming clutch for the Trojans in late comeback mode after early setbacks re-solidified his stock.
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But this is a QB class full of fiery competitors with awesome college resumes in Rosen, Mayfield, Jackson, Allen and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph. Darnold was the only one at the Combine who didn’t throw, the most important drill for the most important position.

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I always call it chip the chipper, former Vikings and Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen explains (I spoke to Allen through his sponsorship with Amazon). The tackle might sit heavy inside on you because he thinks he has chip help, and if you can sell like you might be going inside, the back might release you to come around the edge. A lot of times I chip the chipper and try to spin off inside, or counter off back to the inside just because they can get kind of messed up.

Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury, who is four wins shy of becoming the 13th goalie in NHL history to register 400 career wins, stopped 30 shots.

Vegas, which has won five of its past six games, improved to 16-2-1 against Pacific Division teams.

I hate having seven-game homestands to be honest with you because you’re going to have some ups and downs, Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. It’s tough to keep your guys focused all the time. But overall, to go 5-2 on this homestand, I thought we played for the most part good hockey. We scored a lot of goals. I thought our defensive game gotta get a little bit better. But we’re playing well, overall it’s been very good, I’ve been very happy with it.

Nick Foles and the underdog Eagles did what so many other teams have failed to do.

They killed a classic Patriots comeback to get a 41-33 Super Bowl win — the first in franchise history.

The Eagles went into the half with a 22-12 lead, thanks to Nick Foles outplaying Brady in every possible way, including as a receiver. The Eagles extended their lead to 10 points with a trick-play pass from Trey Burton. But never forget Super Bowl 51 and that 28-3 lead the Falcons carried into the half. No lead is safe against Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Belichick has always believed that owners should not be involved in football decisions, and when that happens, he believed it was time to get out. He was “furious and demoralized” by Kraft’s order.

Following that decision, according to the report, New England’s head coach “left the impression with some friends that the current dynamic was unsustainable.”

“I think that is such a poor characterization,” Brady said. “In 18 years I have never celebrated when someone has been traded, been cut. I would say that is disappointing to hear that someone would express that, or a writer would express that because it is so far from what my beliefs are about my teammates and I think I am very empathetic about other people’s experiences. I know those situations aren’t easy.”

The NFL has a checkered and inconsistent history of handling situations of players committing violence against women. It needs more men like Gay who are willing to use their voices to change the culture not just in the league, but in our society, and end violence against women once and for all.

Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau wasn’t patting himself on the back after putting Mike Reilly, Chris Stewart and backup goaltender Alex Stalock into the lineup against the New Jersey Devils.

The three deserved a chance to play after sitting out a while. They made the most of it.

Joel Eriksson Ek and Stewart scored in a 39-second span during Minnesota’s three-goal second period that Reilly ignited, and Stalock made 38 saves as the Wild rallied from two down to beat the Devils 4-2 on Thursday night.bears_143

With or without the matching equipment, the Flyers loved what they saw from their new goalie.

The Sharks and Blackhawks, long-time Western Conference rivals, met for the first of three games this season.
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You know, we had the shots, the looks, said San Jose forward Joe Pavelski, who hit the post twice with shots. I think at times we didn’t get enough bodies to the net, which is something we’re addressing a little bit here and there.

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If you’re insinuation is that this is a gimme for us because they’ve got an inexperienced goalie in net, that’s ridiculous, DeBoer said. Every team you play has a chance to beat anyone on any given night.

We’ll move forward with them, and we will get the right leader for the Indianapolis Colts, he said.

He also declared the rivalry with the Patriots back on.

On Tuesday morning, the Colts announced that McDaniels accepted the role that became available when the team fired Chuck Pagano after a 4-12 season. It was the confirmation of rumors that had been swirling for weeks. So McDaniels’ decision to stay with the Patriots is a surprising one. The team even had a press conference scheduled for Wednesday to introduce its new leader. Now they’re back to square one. But according to Schefter, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was willing to sweeten the deal to keep the offensive coordinator in New England.

Los Angeles is tied with Anaheim for third place in the Pacific Division with 71 points, three behind second-place San Jose.

We knew we had a chance to get into Andrew Norwell Jersey the playoff picture here tonight so we were pretty determined to do that and we just did a great job, said Kuemper, who won his fifth straight start.

He was outstanding, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said of Mrazek. When they had their push, he made probably a good half-dozen excellent saves at key times.

Mrazek was acquired in a trade with Detroit on Monday night. Philadelphia needed a goalie after backup Michal Neuvirth went down with a lower-body injury on Sunday that will keep him out four to six weeks. Regular starter Brian Elliott already was out with a lower-body injury that will sideline him for five more weeks.