J.J. Watt raising money for Hurricane Harvey recovery

J.J. Watt isn’t physically in Houston right now, but his heart is. He’s raising money to help the region recover from the devastation Hurricane Harvey has caused.

This isn’t the first time Cravens has considered retirement, and he discussed his plans with his teammates via a group message on Saturday. Though Cravens has decided against retirement for now, Cravens will miss about a month of time while on the non-football injury list.

A transition to inside linebacker and a concussion and a biceps injury had a negative impact on Cravens’ performance during his rookie season, and that’s when the retirement talk began. His teammates weighed in on the situation after practice.

“This game tests your wits in every form and every facet of your body and mental everything,” Josh Norman said via Jones. “Because if you’re not ready to come back and then play and give it your all and your heart isn’t in it, then you’re seriously gonna go out there and get hurt. I mean like, seriously.

“It feels amazing to sign this contract and officially be a Los Angeles Ram for life,” Dickerson said Monday. “My passion for this organization during my playing days and for the players wearing Rams jerseys now, is undeniable. This is where my career started and this is where my heart Cheap Jerseys United States is, so closing this chapter with the Rams back in Los Angeles feels right. I would like to Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Site thank Stan Kroenke and the Rams for this opportunity and all of the fans for their outpouring support over the years.”

We’re going to be playing in the East.

Kristian: Seattle took Jamal Crawford with their fifth pick, and like Negan from The Walking Dead, I had to shut down a Jamal Crawford-Lou Williams backcourt, with no exceptions. Besides, what team couldn’t use a walking bucket Cheap NFL Jerseys coming off the bench?

Whitney: We’re going to be playing in the East. We have a shot to make the playoffs, so we’re also going for a sixth man of the year award. We’re shooting for the stars. We’re letting Lou Williams cook off the bench.

And since the Hampton Roads area was on Tom Ziller’s list of possible expansion locations, I (Kristian) — a proud Hampton University alumnus — decided to make Virginia Beach the East’s 16th NBA city. Allen Iverson, who is from Hampton, Va., will assume a guard development role effective immediately.

We gave the SuperSonics the first pick because they deserve it. With that, we got first pick at head coach and we quickly offered Becky Hammon as much money as we possibly could.

It’s LeBron-freaking James. You get to put the biggest star in your city since Kobe, and you get to remove a potential headache in LaVar. It’s perfect. Now we don’t just get LeBron gets to go to the most marketable city of his career, giving him the opportunity to start not just “Is LeBron better than MJ?” talk, but also “Is he the best Laker ever?” chatter.

Young talent and a new beginning. You trade off LeBron here, Kyrie in a separate deal and suddenly you’ve gone from having a point guard who thinks New York Jets Cheap Jerseys the world is flat to a family who thinks it revolves around them.

Meanwhile, the Ball family will never reach the heady heights of popularity it craves in Los Angeles. Too many fish, even for a big pond. They can walk in and totally own Cleveland. Big Baller sausages, the Browns will be renamed the “Cleveland Balls,” and in time the city will become “Balleveland.” The sky is the limit for their marketing genius. Also, you know LaVar would write passionate letters in Comic Sans as well.

Mike Trout’s ‘birthday gift’ from his teammates included eggs to the face

Mike Trout is celebrating his 26th birthday, and to wish him well and say happy birthday as friends do, his teammates got a little messy in the locker room.

Actually, a lot messy. They should probably apologize to the janitorial staff after this little display of affection.

Davis, once a member of Baseball America’s All-Rookie Team and a record-setter for the Mets, is now attempting to make it back to the majors as a pitcher.

Before this season, Davis signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers and made his pitching debut with the AZL Dodgers on Monday.

In his debut, Davis struck out the side in a game against the AZL Padres. It’s only one inning in one start, so there’s only so much that can be taken away from such a small sample size, but it’s enough early evidence that Davis’ plans might not be a complete fool’s errand.

Davis was a pitcher in college as well, serving as a reliever at Arizona State, and in 2015 he pitched twice for the A’s — one inning each time out, allowing no runs in either appearance.

Whether this attempt at a second major league career will pan out for Davis is a complete guess right now, but one thing is for sure: this is taking the concept of “position player pitching” to the next level.

All we saw was Air Bud catch a ball in his mouth and get the final out, and apparently that was enough to earn MVP. We didn’t see him at bat, although thanks to the scoreboard, we can assume he didn’t help much there. All we’re left with is imagining what else he did at first base to Cheap NFL Jerseys earn that honor, and maybe that’s for the best. Part of me believes this ending was all a Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality dream sequence in Air Bud’s head.

Baker had no problem doubling down on how he feels about the first piece.

“I will tell with some great pride for the people that have done this, that this is the finest small-venue NFL stadium in the world,” Baker told the audience during the dedication.

That’s a legit claim. The stadium is no longer a high school stadium where an NFL exhibition game is played. It’s a 23,000-seat version of an NFL stadium that Canton McKinley High School and local college teams Malone and Walsh now call home. The Black College Football Hall of Fame now has a partnership, and high school state championship and Division III national championship games are scheduled for the near future.

An MRI on Tannehill’s surgically repaired left knee proved inconclusive, according to the Miami Herald. He will be evaluated further this week and another procedure on his knee has not been ruled out.

The Herald reported all options are on the table should Tannehill be forced to miss significant time. That could mean signing a quarterback to compete with veteran backup Matt Moore for the starting job in Tannehill’s absence.

There are two quarterbacks at the top of the list: Colin Kaepernick Cheap Youth NBA Jerseys and Jay Cutler.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase interviewed for the 49ers job in 2015 and had a plan in mind to use Kaepernick, who was the Niners starter. Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract in March and remains Cheap Zach Parise Wild Jerseys a free agent following his protest of the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season.

Knicks, Clippers seeking third team to help Carmelo Anthony trade

Drama only begins to sum up Carmelo Anthony’s current status as a New York Knicks player.

The team is openly trying to rebuild and start over with younger players, which leaves the aging Anthony and his balky contract as a prime trade candidate. Anthony recently said he would consider waiving his no-trade clause, and the Knicks seem to be willing to take him up on that.

Le Batard’s words about Steele’s complaint were interesting, mainly because of the dynamic it brings in regards to being employed by the same company.

The genie is out of the bottle on this because we all have our own Twitter accounts and all have our own social media, he said, as transcribed by SliceMiami.com. This is what ESPN is trying to prevent because once one person does it, it opens the floodgates for the rest of us because, of course, I, as the son of exiles, look at this and I’m like what the hell are you talking about [that] your travel plans were affected? What are you talking about? The height of privilege.

But you can’t give this a voice and then muzzle the rest of us. You can’t give Sage Steele this voice and muzzle the son of exiles.

Surely ESPN doesn’t like its employees criticizing one another in such a public way, but this isn’t new territory for Le Batard. He’s been suspended by the company before, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he at least doesn’t get a call Cheap Bike Jerseys from the Cheap Baseball Jerseys office after these comments.

Jazz’s George Hill ruled out for Game 2 with toe injury

Kyle Kuzma (No. 57): Kuzma is a long, 6-9 wing who has potential to shoot and rebound. I’d like to see more shooting consistency and defensive impact, though, and this could be a week for him to show that off.

Thomas Bryant (No. 53): Bryant needs to show off a consistent jumper on the move, but more than that he needs to play better defensively — particularly in terms of his lateral quickness and agility. He’s all too often struggled in pick-and-roll against elite guards, and guys like Frank Mason, Monte Morris, Melo Trimble and Dorsey could give him fits in this setting.

Utah will need to be on its toes against Golden State while George Hill rests his.

The Jazz point guard has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 2 matchup against the Warriors with left big toe soreness, the team announced.

It’s very frustrating that he can’t play tonight, Jazz forward Gordon Hayward told reporters. But at the same time, it is what it is, and we’ve got to try to move on and step up.

With Hill sidelined, fellow guards Shelvin Mack and Dante Exum can expect some added playing time.

Hill, 31, struggled as he scored seven points with three assists and four rebounds in Tuesday’s Game 1 loss. However, the nine-year veteran averaged a career-high 16.9 points in 49 Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China games during the regular season in his first year with the Jazz.

The Warriors hold a 1-0 second-series lead over the Jazz, with Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal Games 3 and 4 scheduled for Saturday and Monday in Utah.

CTE expert Dr. Chris Nowinski to NFL stars: Stop hiding concussions

Dr. Chris Nowinski found it “incredibly disappointing” what he has heard in the past week from Calvin Johnson, Drew Brees and Tom Brady’s wife. The frank acknowledgments — one, of course, coming second-hand — that NFL superstars still keep brain injuries a secret, again confirmed something very dangerous.

“The troubling thing is, we’re not hearing from NFL players that it’s bad to hide concussions,’’ Nowinski, the co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and of the Boston University CTE Center, told Sporting News on Monday.

“It’s a terrible message to send to young players,’’ Nowinski continued. “You could not express a worse public health message than this, to tell them to hide a concussion from their team.’’

Forget about Fox’s piece becoming available. It has the NFC package, which means it has the Cowboys, the most popular NFL TV draw. During Fox’s upfront presentation, the network trotted out two Cowboys legends — No. 1 game analyst Troy Aikman and “Fox NFL Sunday” analyst Jimmy Johnson — to remind ad buyers of the network’s Cowboys connection.

NBC and CBS like the NFL so much, they split the arguably inferior “Thursday Night Football” package to add to their Sunday packages.

There’s also growing competition from the tech sector. The NFL cut a deal with Amazon Prime to take over its “TNF” package this season. Savvy sports Cheap Jerseys Good Quality media types have told me it’s only a matter of time before Amazon and other tech giants, such as Facebook and Google/YouTube, challenge networks for live sports rights — or at least partner with them, which will make negotiations that much more complicated.

If TNT wants to get back into the NFL TV game, it had better be ready to navigate Cheap Jerseys MLB that tough road.

Boulware had led Clemson with 116 tackles last season and had 11 1/2 tackles for loss and four sacks.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Thursday Boulware will probably always play with a chip on his shoulder.

“If he had been taken in the first round, he would have rolled Cheap Discount Jerseys in with a chip on his shoulder. That’s just kind of who Ben is,” Swinney told reporters at the annual annual Prowl and Growl Tour in Greenville, S.C., via the Post and Courier. “But he’s a football player. He shines between the lines.

“There are always guys bigger, taller, faster and all that stuff but there’s very few that are going to play better. That has never changed for him. In his entire life playing football from peewee to middle school to high school to college, it’s not going to be any different at the next level. He’ll be just fine.”

Boulware was a twoyear starter at Clemson and a defensive captain. The knock on him coming out of Clemson is that he isn’t athletic enough to succeed at the next level. But it’s his intangibles that make him a coach’s dream. He was actually so excited to get to work, he showed up at Bank of America Stadium an hour and a half early to beat Charlotte traffic, then took a nap in his car until it was time to go.

Savage was the only QB draft pick in the first three years of the Bill O’Brien regime. But he’s a fourth-round flyer who was limited with an elbow injury late last season. He has little chance to provide legitimate results.

Watson, on the other hand, is a weapon the Texans haven’t had at quarterback, since, well, ever.
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The Thunder already had to be perfect to compete with a team as gifted offensively as the Rockets

In all, the Thunder held a 14-point third-quarter lead. That advantage evaporated when Westbrook went to the bench. Oklahoma City outscored Houston by 14 points with its MVP front-runner on the floor. When he exited the game, the Rockets erased that lead wholly.

The Thunder’s late-game breakdown was reminiscent of their Game 2 woes, where the Oklahoma City offense reduced to ash behind Westbrook’s 18 fourth-quarter shot attempts. Of those 18, the Thunder guard only made four, while the rest of the team shot 4-of-11 in the final period.

The Thunder already had to be perfect to compete with a team as gifted offensively as the Rockets. Folding late in games won’t help their case, either.

Houston will look to wrap things up when they take Game 5 back home. The Thunder will need another Herculean effort from Westbrook, who posted both his third straight triple-double and the fastest playoff triple-double in the last 20 years, to stay alive.

If Oklahoma City wins, it earns a shot at redemption on its home floor in Game 6. But one thing is for sure: The Thunder can’t melt down the way they did in Game 2 — or on Sunday.

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In this respect, Ferraro is echoing voices of the game like THN’s Ken Campbell, another writer who’s been vocal in condemning the culture in the NHL that allows violence to escalate to this level.

Ferraro is consistent and openly condemning of dirty play wherever it comes from – as seen in a tweet today where someone asks “what about the Crosby slash on Methot” and he reacts equally disgustedly. Campbell, too, has written a column bemoaning the NHL’s lack of protection for “star players” like Crosby. Even Tie Domi (TIE DOMI!) has said that hockey needs to sort itself out and that the Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys mentality of such things as “a hockey play” needs to be eliminated from the game.

Chris Paul is the world’s smallest bully.

He lit the world on fire as the Thundering Herd transitioned to I-A ball, gaining more than 3,500 yards and catching 58 touchdowns in just two seasons with the team. That primed him to be a potential top five pick in the NFL draft, but Moss struggled to stay out of his own way. When he missed the 1998 NFL Draft Combine, rumors spread it was thanks to his reticence to take a league drug test.

As Grant Brisbee wrote back when this happened, pitchers can barely be trusted to throw where they want to when they’re working in the strike zone. It’s pretty easy to screw up and hit someone in the head when you’re trying to throw behind him or in tight.

Chris Paul is the world’s smallest bully. The Jazz found that out the hard way on Friday night as the Clippers’ veteran point guard powered a second half comeback to give Los Angeles a 111-106 win in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Paul has been in takeover mode late in games all series. That trend continued in Game 3. Paul scored 24 of his team-high 34 points in the second half to rally the Clippers back from a nine-point halftime deficit.

Paul wasn’t just scoring efficiently — he shot 12-of-22 from Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China the field — he also added 10 assists and seven rebounds. He was in complete command late in the game, making plays for himself and others.