Terrell Davis says former players are ‘all scared’ of CTE

When Terrell Davis earned MVP honors in Super Bowl XXXII, he finished the 31-24 win over the Packers with a severe migraine that affected his vision.

The former Broncos running back was used as a decoy late in the game, but if the NFL’s current concussion protocol was in place in 1997, Davis might not be going into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Davis told reporters in Canton, Ohio, on Friday he thinks about his MVP performance in Super Bowl XXXII often, and it makes him wonder if he will have any long-term effects of playing running back for seven years in the NFL.

While many had feared the worst when video of Tannehill’s injury made the rounds Thursday, media reports after practice cited sources saying the 29-year-old had merely hyperextended his knee and there was no significant structural damage.

Tannehill is coming off an injury to the same knee that ended his 2016 season prematurely, breaking a string of 77 consecutive starts since his NFL debut in 2012. The QB opted against surgery to repair partially torn ligaments and had been practicing with a brace on his knee.

He could attempt to rely on rest and rehab again, but even that option likely would sideline him for at least six weeks, ESPN reported.

That means the Dolphins could very well be in the market for another Cheap Jerseys Ireland veteran QB to compete with or supplant backup Matt Moore in the meantime, and speculation about Miami signing Colin Kaepernick or Jay Cutler was underway within minutes of news of the injury Cheap Jerseys Make Your Own breaking Thursday.

Jay Cutler is a short-term upgrade for Dolphins and long-term trouble for Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill’s injury last week was supposed to put an end to that hope. Instead, it opened the door for Miami to “fall upward” as a franchise at their most important position with its signing of Jay Cutler.

Cutler, 34, is more than a mere replacement for an injured quarterback. He’s a short-term upgrade that opens the door for Miami to have a real conversation about Tannehill at the helm of their franchise retool.

Cutler is his guy and gives the Dolphins a better chance to win — and develop their most talented offensive weapon — in 2017.

During a stop in Baltimore on his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour, Cole criticized the Ravens for not signing Kaepernick. There was some interest from the team, but the owner was reportedly against the move. Cole felt this was wrong, and let his thoughts known.

Cole mentioned how the city needed someone to represent them in a positive light and felt like Kaepernick could be that person, but is being stopped from doing so.

“Matter of fact, don’t y’all think that someone that got money, power and fame should be standing up for them type of s—s? Baltimore, the s— that’s happening here, don’t Cheap Jerseys In Canada you think that somebody should risk their whole livelihood and their whole life to talk about this s—? Even if it cost them their money, their job, their life? Don’t that sound like Colin Kaepernick? Don’t that sound like what he doing? And he trying to come to Baltimore, the city that seems to need Cheap Jerseys In UK that s— for real.”

Washington tried to go cheap on Kirk Cousins, and it’s going to cost them

Washington’s NFL team is one of the worst run professional sports franchises on the planet. Between a bad owner who endlessly defends the offensive team name and poor personnel decisions, there’s not much it’s gotten right in recent memory.

Monday further solidified that legacy. The team was unable to come to terms with quarterback Kirk Cousins, which leaves him to play on the franchise tag for a second consecutive season. A third season under the franchise tag would mean the team pays him $34 million (or $28 million under the transition tag), and that’s just not going to happen.

“He had a serious accident. He had multiple injuries,” Carroll told reporters (via the Seattle Times). “He had an injury to his head. It’s going to be quite a while, and we’re going to have to wait it out. He’s on NFI and is going to be there for a while. We’re just going to see how he progresses down the road. We’re not looking for him to get back in the immediate, not even for the first game of the season. We’re going to wait it out and see how he does.”

While Carroll declined to put a timetable on McDowell’s potential return, saying “I’d like to hope so” when asked if the 35th overall pick would play this season, the Tacoma News Tribune reported it’s “not likely” McDowell will see the field in 2017.

Carroll did say there are no indications the injuries are career-threatening.

“We’ve just got to wait him out,” Carroll said. “He’s a real young Cheap Jerseys From USA kid so he has Cheap Jerseys From China plenty of time to get well. We have to make sure and take care.”

Bears LB Jerrell Freeman saves choking man at airport

A meal at the Austin airport quickly turned into a matter of life or death for Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman at the Austin airport Sunday.

While awaiting a brisket sandwich from an airport restaurant, Freeman saw a man in distress nearby. Freeman thought the man may have lost a child, but when a woman ran to the man and tried the Heimlich maneuver Freeman recognized the man was choking.

Despite exceptional play over eight seasons, the Clippers center has never been named an All-Star, so he expected more of the same in 2017. He was so sure of the fact that he actually planned a trip to Hawaii, which he had to cancel once he discovered the news.

After practice on Thursday, I had my trip to Hawaii ready to go. I was super excited about it, Jordan told ESPN’s The Undefeated. I was waiting for this one last little thing [All-Star announcement]. I was leaving at 6 in the morning [of Feb. 16] and was ready to rock. Someone texted me and said, ‘Hey, you got to cancel that trip to Hawaii.’ I was like, ‘No, this is done. This is set. What’s up?’

I was thinking that they would have known at practice if I made it or not. They didn’t say nothing at practice, so I was like, ‘Cool, I didn’t make it. I’m about to set my trip up.’

Jordan went on to tell The Undefeated about his Cheap Discount Jerseys emotions toward making it for the first time. He said he had essentially given up on the idea of ever Cheap Custom Jerseys making it to the game. Last year was especially strange as he was named All-NBA First Team, but not an All-Star.

Derek Fisher’s home burglarized, championship rings reportedly stolen

Derek Fisher’s Los Angeles home was robbed Monday morning, and the burglars reportedly got away with $300,000 worth of jewelry.

The former Knicks coach and Lakers guard wasn’t home at the time of the robbery, The Associated Press reported.

Los Angeles police didn’t clarify what kind of jewelry was stolen, but TMZ is reporting that all five of Fisher’s NBA championship rings were taken.

Fisher, who was with the Lakers for a total of 13 seasons, won the rings in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.

He has yet to make a public statement about the robbery.

James’ complaint that the Cavs are top-heavy with himself, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love is somewhat accurate. But the Big Three still is good enough to get them out of the East, where Toronto and Boston can’t match their star power and haven’t taken advantage of the Cavs’ recent struggles. It’s matching up with Golden State or the Spurs where they don’t have the necessary depth, which is how LeBron views everything.

They’re still going to be without J.R. Smith for perhaps two more months, and besides finding a backup for Irving, they need to add a center. They’re extremely thin on the defensive end, with Chris Andersen out for the season. They can outscore most teams, but while losing six of eight games, including a home contest to Sacramento, they’ve showed that they only are a middle-of-the-pack defensive team, and that’s not good enough to win a second straight title. So if Dallas after the trade deadline decides to buy out Andrew Bogut, who has said he expects to be elsewhere next season, then Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys Cleveland might find itself in a bidding war against other Cheap China NFL Jerseys teams (perhaps San Antonio) to get some rim protection.

Kevin Love says he expects to be in Cleveland ‘for a long time’

Like everyone else, Kevin Love has heard the rumors: he’s supposedly headed to the Knicks in a trade that will send star Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland.

Love told reporters Friday he doesn’t believe the talk, saying he expects to be here for a long time.

Here is Cleveland, where the 6-10 forward played an integral role in bringing the Cavaliers their first NBA championship last season. He’s averaging a double-double this year (19.9 points, 11.0 rebounds per game).

Words can’t explain. I can’t explain. I’m just deep from my heart that I have somebody that understands me as a person and that’s not quick to judge, Jones said, via the team’s website.

I talk to (Brown) every day at practice, Jones continued There’s not a day I don’t run over there or he at least says, ‘Hey,’ to me as he’s driving out (to practice). The respect and the love that I have for Mr. Brown is undeniable, words (can’t) express the gratitude of how I feel about him.

The Bengals met for training camp at Paul Brown stadium, where Jones candidly talked about his suspension and how he deserved it.

I take all accountability for what I did and my actions and my words, Jones said. So I accept it, the one-game suspension. I’m ready to move on, man. I’m happy to be here, I’m Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys happy to Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys be part of the 50th season here. I think it’s going to be special.

NBA Draft 2017: UCLA’s Lonzo Ball will skip NBA Combine, report says

Lonzo Ball is saying thanks, but no thanks.

Confident he’ll be the No. 1 overall pick in June’s NBA Draft, the UCLA guard has declined an invitation to next month’s NBA Combine in Chicago, according to ESPN.

The team indicated Saturday that Livingston, who sprained a finger on his right hand in Game 1 of the opening series against the Trail Blazers, remains questionable but could make his return. Meanwhile, Barnes, who has been sidelined since he injured his ankle on April 8 against Cheap China NFL Jerseys the Pelicans, has been upgraded to probable.

I’m trying to make sure I rest it as much as I possibly can because when I do come back, I plan on staying all the way back, Livingston said Saturday, via The Associated Press. Hopefully it will be ready for Tuesday.

In addition, star forward Kevin Durant is also expected to be back to full strength after sitting out two games and being limited to just 20 minutes of playing time in another due to a strained calf.

The Warriors earned more than a week off between series after eliminating the Trail Blazers from the postseason with four straight wins in the opening round. Golden State will take on the winner of Sunday’s Game 7 showdown between the Clippers and Jazz in the next round.

Lonzo Ball will reportedly skip NBA Draft Combine

Beal’s ability to play off ball adds an interesting wrinkle to the Wizards’ offense overall. Wall is a one-man team by himself — he’s one of the league leaders in transition opportunities, and he’s a volume scorer in the pick-and-roll — so pairing him with someone who can curl off a screen makes it harder for defenses to load up on him. It means he doesn’t always have to be in attack mode for the Wizards’ offense to succeed.

Wall can even be used as a decoy, fooling the defense into thinking he’s going to run a pick-and-roll himself before Beal darts around a screen for a 3-pointer.

Keeping up with Beal off ball is obviously difficult. It takes discipline, strength and speed to be able to fight through screens and take away easy looks while still being in position to contain dribble penetration. The Hawks have a couple of wing defenders who have the tools to do so in Kent Bazemore and Thabo Sefolosha, but it’ll take a team effort to stick with him.

Top prospect Lonzo Ball has told the NBA that he intends to skip the Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men Draft Combine and other top prospects are expected to join ship, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

Players are under no obligation to appear at the NBA Combine, which begins May 9 and ends on May 14. Many top players over the years have decided to skip the combine so it’s no surprise Ball and others are expected to do the same.

Ball averaged 14.7 points and an NCAA-best 7.6 assists in Cheap Bruins Jerseys his freshman season with the UCLA Bruins.

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry out of Game 2 after trying to play through ankle sprain

Kyle Lowry will not return to Game 2 of the Raptors’ series against the the Cavaliers, the team announced .

The Toronto star was taken to the locker at the beginning of Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys the fourth quarter after he sustained a left ankle sprain at the beginning of the third quarter.

He gave second-year Toronto guard Norman Powell a taste of it in the high post early on, taking him off the dribble before spinning into a fade away toward the teeth of the defense for a deuce.

But it was the last one, a leaner from the foul line in front of an onlooking 7-footer, Toronto center Jonas Valanciunas, that got everyone up in a tizzy.

But isn’t that his off hand? For those who don’t already know, James, who’s averaging 34.3 point per game in the playoffs, says he’s actually left-handed, he just plays basketball with his right because his favorite players at the time he was learning to play the game did.

X-factor: Stealing Taj Gibson from the Bulls looked even better Friday night than it did at the trade deadline, and it looked pretty good then. The veteran forward scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first quarter, finishing with 20 points on 10 of 13 from the field in 29 minutes. He was a capable defender when switched out on Harden, limiting him to 1-of-5 shooting as the primary defender. Just a Cheap Basketball Jerseys terrific effort after subpar performances in Games 1 and 2.

J.R. Smith had to pay Cavs coach after bad play vs. Raptors

You’d be hard-pressed to find two bigger competitors than Beverley and Westbrook. You’d also be hard-pressed to find two guys who like each other less. Their history goes back to to 2013 when Beverley collided with Westbrook’s knee, resulting in a torn meniscus.

Beverley’s third-seeded Rockets bounced the No. 6 Thunder from the playoffs in five games, but the two didn’t depart each other without exchanging a couple of verbal jabs, following a dust up in Game 5.

Apparently, during their disagreement, Beverley went full Tony Allen and said something about being first-team All-Defense. Far be it from Westbrook not to remind him that’s a feat he’s yet to achieve. Westbrook finished with a game-high 47 points. So, Beverley chided his efficiency.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue gave his players a challenge in the playoff series against the Raptors: Don’t fall for a pump fake by DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry.

As Cleveland.com reports, Lue said if one of his players fell for the move, he would be fined $100. With Lowry out the final two games with a sprained ankle, the challenge Best Site To Buy Cheap Jerseys became a little easier, but J.R. Smith fell victim to DeRozan in Game 4.

Lue didn’t even wait before collecting his cash as he forced Smith to pay up in the locker room after the game.

Overall though, Smith did a great job defensively all series as he was tasked with stopping DeRozan. The Raptors All-Star is difficult to stop and the fact Smith fell for only one pump fake in four games shows that he’s up for the task to play strong defense.