Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians joining CBS NFL broadcast team

Bruce Arians retired as head coach of the Cardinals after the season without a clear plan for what he was going to do.
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Now we know he’s headed to television, joining CBS’s NFL coverage on a team with Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl.

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To Brown, that showed Lewis hadn’t lost the ability to reach his players or lost the passion for the job he’d had in earlier seasons. Green seemed to agree.

We didn’t have those couple of games we needed to get in the playoffs, but in those last two games, we played unbelievable, Green said. We’re trying to carry that momentum into this year.

However he is hitting just.107 in his last seven games (3-28) and manager Alex Cora criticized Ramirez’s plate discipline following Boston’s 6-3 loss Thursday to the Tampa Bay Rays.

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By designating Ramirez for assignment, Boston brings to an end Ramirez’s second Authentic Josh Jackson Jersey stint with the Red Sox.

Ramirez broke into the majors with Boston in 2005, but was traded to the Florida Marlins after that season in the deal which brought Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to the Red Sox.

The 34-year-old Ramirez came up as a shortstop, but had been playing DH, left field and first base since returning to Boston.

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Terrance Williams issues statement explaining auto accident

Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident. Williams has now supplied his side of the story that, as told by the authorities, involved Williams allegedly wrecking his Lamborghini into a light pole.

Williams will face league scrutiny under the substance-abuse policy for the alcohol-related arrest. He’ll need to achieve full vindication in order to avoid placement in the drug-testing program or any type of discipline.

Toughest tests: The road schedule is brutal. Tennessee, Kansas City, Atlanta and Carolina all made the playoffs last year. Baltimore lost four road games last season, and that included a 44-7 loss at Jacksonville. Joe Flacco’s home-and-road splits were almost identical last season, but he will need to be better if they want to go .500 in these games.

Biggest breaks: Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Buffalo are the only teams coming to M&T Bank Stadium that had winning records last season. The game against the Bills should be interesting given last year’s AFC wild-card race. The Ravens faced three AFC North opponents in the first four weeks last year but didn’t take advantage of winning two of those three games.

The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on Austin’s first homer of the day, a 440-foot blast to left that followed Aaron Hicks’ leadoff walk.

The next inning, Austin hit another two-run homer to make it a 6-0 game after Hicks tripled in a run, this one a 405-footer to dead center.

A few days ago, Austin was slumping and seemed to be a good bet to be optioned to Triple-A when Greg Bird comes off the disabled list in a week or so.

A mini hot streak later, Austin could be safe and fellow platoon first baseman Neil Walker appears to be in danger of being designated for assignment (and then probably traded).

Austin is 6 for 10 with three homers in his last three games and now is hitting.264 with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 91 at-bats compared to Walker’s.211 with no homers and 11 RBIs in 109 at-bats. ravens_085

Blues’ arena changing name to Enterprise Center

Limited Kids Logan Paulsen Jersey The home of the Blues is getting a new name: Enterprise Center.
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The NHL team on Monday announced a 15-year arena naming rights agreement with suburban St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent a Car and National Car Rental. Terms were not disclosed.

The arena has been known as the Scottrade Center since 2006. The name change is effective July 1.

The Celtics’ lead went as high as 17 early in the second quarter, but a little flareup between Morris and Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr. might have given the Cavaliers a needed jolt.

After Morris swatted Nance, he stood over him in the front row beyond the baseline. Nance sprung to his feet and shoved Morris in frustration, which resulted in Terry Rozier rushing over with a retaliatory shove of his own. Nance, Morris and Rozier were each hit with technicals and the Cavaliers scored the game’s next nine points.

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Above the break he’s transitioning too, but I think a lot of times with big guys who haven’t shot threes before, the floodgates open when you see the ball go through the net once. It’s just unique when you’ve never shot it before and you catch and shoot it.

If you kind of rewind back to that Toronto game, when he made a couple, that was huge because now he feels comfortable catching it. He’s done a good job in this series obviously. When he shoots it, we all feel like it’s going in. He works hard at it. I believe in him.

There’s always some kind of adversity at this point of the season but having lifted the trophy with the Spurs in 2014, Baynes can offer some insights as the Celtics look to cap a remarkable season by advancing to the NBA Finals.

Deshaun Watson says knee feels good after surgery

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who returned to the field for the first time since November ACL surgery, says his knee feels comfortable.
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On Tuesday, in the Texans’ first day of organized team activities open to the media, Watson took part in individual and 7-on-7 drills.

Rudolph was fourth in the quarterback line during individual workouts, behind Roethlisberger, Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs. The Steelers are expected to take all four Mike Pennel Jersey quarterbacks to training camp but likely will carry three on the 53-man roster. Rudolph, who will likely be a part of that trio, has said he believes that Roethlisberger will be a friend.

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Richardson, 81, arrived at the meetings on Monday, the first time he has attended the league meetings since the spring meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2016.

Richardson put the team up for sale after the season amidst an NFL investigation into sexual and racial workplace misconduct. The league is expected to announce the results of the investigation after the sale is finalized, which should come in July.

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On Monday night, Tepper spent part of the evening eating dinner at his hotel bar and chatting with commissioner Roger Goodell.

Tepper, with a net worth of $11 billion, also was the only bidder who could write a check for the team without minority partners.

Arizona’s first round of OTAs begins Tuesday.

A joyous ceremony marked the inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, a largely symbolic step that nonetheless is of deep political significance, here and in the Palestinian territories, as well as farther away.
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Maryland’s offense never ranked higher than 89th among 128 qualifying programs with Moore on the roster. Still, he led the team in receiving yards for two years and finished with 13.9 yards per reception through three seasons.

In Carolina, he’ll step into the No. 2 receiver role as a favorable option in the aerial attack. Tight end Greg Olsen goes into his age-33 season coming off an injury-riddled year.

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Injuries and healthy scratches have prevented defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche from leaving an early mark on his NFL career.

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Panthers already lose a running back to a torn ACL suffered during non-contact drill

The worst part of the NFL offseason isn’t the lack of news. It’s the news about injuries suffered during meaningless football. Already, one player has seen his 2018 season likely end before it could even begin.

I tried to play bass for a little bit, Carter said. It’s a little big. I don’t like the sound of it. I’ve dabbled in a couple of instruments.

Soon enough, Carter will dabble in sacking NFL quarterbacks, but the Giants see him as a three-down player who can compete for a starting job at outside linebacker.

I watched these coaches (Friday) give him some coaching points and he was able to use that in his next couple of reps, so certainly the arrow is (pointing) up there, head coach Pat Shurmur said.

The Giants’ backfield includes No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley, promising second-year pro Wayne Gallman and veteran Jonathan Stewart on a two-year contract.

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Neil Walker wasn’t good at his job. His boss had just promoted the new guy into his spot and cut his workload in half. Boo birds were giving him no respect.

But Walker proved to be the hero in Saturday’s 7-6 win over the A’s at Yankee Stadium.

His walk-off single in the 11th inning brought the Yankees charging from their dugout to tackle him and dump water over his head.

He’s starting to prove he wasn’t a $4 million overpay by general manager Brian Cashman.

He’s a pro, manager Aaron Boone said. He’s proven who he is throughout his career and that’s a guy that can hit. I get excited and I admire when guys handle adversity really well, which he always has.

Aaron Judge felt the same way.

Jerry Jones: ‘Big arrow’ up for Ezekiel Elliott in 2018

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Now that Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and their combined 14 Pro Bowl selections are out of the picture, the Cowboys need Ezekiel Elliott to shoulder even more of the offensive load this season.
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Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling & Marc Sessler — reunite after Marc’s long-awaited return from jury duty — and he has paperwork to prove it (2:00). They react to the news of Saints RB Mark Ingram ‘s suspension for PEDs violation (4:00), Kurt Warner saying he kinda tried to come out of retirement (10:00), Jets CEO Christopher Johnson saying Sam Darnold will turn the tide of the franchise (15:00) and Roquan Smith losing expensive items in only a way that Gregg Rosenthal can (21:00). The heroes take a look at the Top 10 storylines to watch this offseason (25:00), including Andrew Luck ‘s health, Colin Kaepernick possibly getting a job and more.

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So, who will stick and who will be left off the 53-man roster come September, barring injuries?

First things first, Michel, Burkhead and White are locks. So, how many spots does that leave? The Patriots kept five running backs in 2017, and that wasn’t a complete aberration.

Brian Cushing set to visit Raiders

The Raiders signed Derrick Johnson this week and they added Tahir Whitehead, Kyle Wilbur and Emmanuel Lamur earlier in the offseason, but they may not be done adding veteran linebackers to their roster.
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Cushing was released by the Texans in February and played just five games for the Texans last season after serving a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The suspension was the second of Cushing’s NFL career and he’s also dealt with a variety of injuries since being drafted with the 15th overall pick of the 2009 draft.

Chris Berman, to be honest with you, is more responsible I think than anybody else for the success of the early years of the Draft. Nobody has done it as well as him hosting the thing… I just feel really good about this group, as good as I felt in a long time… I can see each of their roles in this Draft and where they are going to be so strong in their expertise.

The Packers also signed Arizona offensive lineman Jacob Alsadek, Syracuse linebacker Parris Bennett, Eastern Kentucky quarterback Tim Boyle, Duke center Austin Davis, James Madison safety Raven Greene, Texas linebacker Naashon Hughes, East Texas Baptist linebacker CJ Johnson, Northwestern defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster, Richmond offensive lineman Alex Light, Kentucky tackle Kyle Meadow, Utah defensive tackle Filipo Mokofisi, Fairmont State linebacker Marcus Porter, and Youngstown State tight end Kevin Rader.

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A max deal isn’t just a number on a cap sheet, though it is that, too. It is a signal: We believe in this player, and are ready to commit our entire organization — including our playing style — to fit him. If the deal goes bust due to injury, the team is trapped until it expires. A big deal for Cousins could also take New Orleans into the tax for next season, and it has done everything possible to duck it in the past.

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However, prosecutors did not drop the charges after Ennis recanted, and there are other witnesses, including a driver Ennis flagged down who allowed Ennis to use her phone to call 911, and a friend Ennis called from that driver鈥檚 phone. Police also say that Foster admitted he broke phones belonging to Ennis on two separate occasions.

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Foster has a court date Tuesday morning in connection with the case.

Now that Kahlil McKenzie is in Chiefs camp, the hard work of converting from defensive line to offensive line is on for the sixth-round pick. For his first few days as a Chief, his status as the son of Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie was the storyline, but things have changed now.

You grow up wanting to do it your whole life. Being around guys who are doing this for their jobs, you just get a lot of love for it, a lot of respect for those guys and the time they put in, Kahlil McKenzie said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. I鈥檓 Matt Dumba Youth jersey just trying to take that same approach that I鈥檝e seen other guys take 鈥?just come in head down, ready to work [and] be a sponge in the meeting rooms.

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If it happens, Bellemare knows where he wants to celebrate with his teammates.

“The whole roster is full of guys whose teams said ‘We don’t want you’ or ‘We want other players more,'” says enforcer Ryan Reaves, who joined the Knights at the deadline from Pittsburgh. “It’s a bunch of guys who are hungry. And they all can play.”

WHEN THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS opened the season at 200-1 odds to win the Stanley Cup (the longest in the NHL), few people blinked. After all, of the 64 expansion teams in the four major U.S. sports leagues since 1960, none had debuted with a winning season — until now.

The Knights quickly differentiated themselves with their balance; they regularly roll out four lines, with no regard for matchups. Consider: Karlsson led Vegas forwards in time on ice (18:43 per game) in the regular season, but that ranked just 55th among forwards across the NHL. Reilly Smith was the shift leader at 22.2 per game, ranking just 120th leaguewide.

“Well, we really didn’t have a choice,” McPhee says. “We don’t have the elite players that other teams have. We thought that perhaps if our third and fourth lines were better than other clubs’ third and fourth lines, that could be a way to even things out.”

The loudest cheers, however, come from moments of catharsis. At every home game, the team has honored someone who was at Mandalay Bay that night — both the visiting and home benches give emphatic stick taps for victims and first responders. In March, the team retired the No. 58, hanging a banner from the rafters. And after the season they just had, it doesn’t feel like such a long shot that the Knights will soon have a chance to raise another banner.

“Vegas,” he says with a smile.

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WHEN BELLEMARE FIRST planned a trip to Vegas five years ago, he couldn’t have imagined his life now. He and almost all of the players bought or rented homes in Summerlin, a community on the edge of Red Rock Canyon that is dotted by cul-de-sacs, with a Whole Foods and an Apple store. “We can go to the Strip whenever we want,” Bellemare says. “But our whole life out here, it’s separate from what you think of when you think of Vegas.”