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Vote: The best and worst from Sunday in the NFL

From Aaron Rodgers’ season-altering injury to the last undefeated team going down (and one of the last winless teams getting a W), Sunday’s Week 6 games were full of surprises.

Per Yahoo, the league asked the woman about the texts and she admitted to the email address and having sex tapes of the two on her phone. However, she told the investigators that her purpose for having them wasn’t to blackmail Elliott.

At the NFL owners’ fall meeting, Jerry Jones was overheard loudly telling NFL investigator Lisa Friel, Your bread and butter is going to get both of us thrown out on the street, according to ESPN’s Seth Wickersham.

Limited Youth 12th Fan Jersey Jones later downplayed the encounter, saying the music at the hotel bar forced him to raise his voice. He told ESPN that he and Friel had a good discussion.

This is the sideline at Lucas Oil Stadium ahead of Colts vs. 49ers, and it’s not just a case of a weird camera angle. The sideline isn’t remotely close to being straight, and it’s wobbling between the field being wider and narrower depending on where you are.

Justin Tucker Womens Jersey There are no reports the sideline is being re-painted, and it looks like a disaster. We’ll need to wait and see what happens in-game and whether this leads to any controversial calls.

We reviewed over 100 exhibits provided by the NFL. We reviewed just hundreds 鈥?a couple hundred pages of statements and information, and we reviewed extensively submissions offered by Mr. Elliott’s representatives as well as the information that the NFL gathered, Lovelace told SB Nation.

Different teammate. Different injury. Same feeling.

It’s hard to see one of your teammates go down in that way, Horford said. We tried to stay together out there.

Across the room sat Irving, his feet sunk into an ice bath, his head buried in his phone. Tonight began about Irving. His trade demand last summer rankled Cavs fans. Him declaring Boston to be a real, live sports city last week enraged them. He was buried in boos during introductions, a greeting that continued whenever he touched the ball. Sign makers on the concourse furiously scribbled Cry-rie Irving on pieces of white cardboard, with one bearing a single word: TRAITOR.
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Midway through the first quarter, Irving’s return became an afterthought. Irving was the first Celtic to reach Hayward when he was loaded onto the stretcher, tapping his new teammate on the shoulder. In 2014, Irving was in Las Vegas when George was hurt. Three years later, Irving watched helplessly as another teammate was taken off the floor.

Mens Jeff Allen Jersey I think most of us believe that attempting to force the players to do something that they don’t want to do is not going to be effective in the long run, New York Giants co-owner John Mara said. I think the better policy going forward is to try to have dialogue with them and try to show them that we’re willing to work with them on some of these issues that all of us are concerned about. That’s been my philosophy with my team, and I think almost every other owner feels the same.

Ratings are down, yes, said Michael Greeson, director of research for The Diffusion Group. Declines in legacy broadcast television has been too often tied to Nielsen’s ratings, which don’t take into account the viewing of connected devices used by people to watch live sports.

Source: Tom Brady expected to play despite left shoulder injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who underwent tests on his non-throwing left shoulder after taking some big hits in the team’s victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, did not participate in the team’s practice Tuesday.

It was the first practice Brady has missed this season. Brady’s left shoulder isn’t expected to keep him out of Sunday’s road game against the New York Jets, according to a source.

After Thursday’s win over the Buccaneers, Brady described the hits as just football before saying, I’ll be there next Sunday.

Game Kids Ozzie Guillen Jersey All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal now, about oppression, Ditka said in that interview. There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people.

San Antonio Spurs Kids Jersey The comment, part of a six-minute interview, brought a storm of criticism across a broad spectrum, including current and former NFL players (including Joe Namath), the NAACP, politicians, the media and the general public.

Ditka’s statement comes in the context of the ongoing and frequently heated debate about NFL players’ protests during the national anthem, which commissioner Roger Goodell says will be a topic of discussion at league meetings next week.

The Eagles (5-1) now have a commanding lead in the NFC East. They already own division wins over the second-place Redskins (2-2) and the winless Giants (0-5). Thursday’s win also gives them a tie-breaker over the Panthers, which could be important for playoff seeding.

All of these teams, save the Spurs, acquired future Hall of Famers.

The Thunder likely snagged two! The upgrades give most of them flexibility to toggle between potent big lineups and even more potent smaller ones — a must-have malleability against Golden State. And yet they all remain massive underdogs.

The Warriors, when healthy, are almost a perfect team. They do not have an exploitable weakness, and if you have one, they are uniquely constructed — among all teams, ever — to exploit it. It’s unfair.

Few NBA point guards help their teams win immediately, notes Kevin Pelton. Will Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz and Dennis Smith Jr. be exceptions?

Murray was a steal in the 2016 NBA draft, falling all the way to the Spurs with the 29th pick, and he already looks like the team’s point guard of the future. With Tony Parker expected to be sidelined until December as he recovers from a torn quadriceps tendon, Murray has the inside track at the starting job for the first month-and-half of the season. If he builds off an impressive rookie season and plays well, Murray could carve out a role even after Parker returns, since Patty Mills is better served as instant offense off the bench. Murray is a deep sleeper I’m high on.

There it is — the players I am looking to draft in fantasy basketball this season while taking ADP into consideration. Feel free to use this information to dominate your league and take home the championship this season.tigers_049-115x115

Hank Aaron Award finalists announced

On Monday, Major League Baseball announced the finalists for the Hank Aaron Award, which has recognized the most outstanding offensive performer in each league since it was established in 1999.

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I can’t tell you how happy I am to be here, Curtis Granderson says. Nothing against the Mets, but I was ecstatic when I found out I had the chance to play in the postseason for Dave Roberts. He made me feel at home right away.

There is one misconception about Roberts that he himself would like to correct. I’m not that nice. I like to think I have a little bit of an edge. I’m nice until you cross me. I do not like to lose.

In the second game of the August Pirates series, the Dodgers had an 8-5 lead in the ninth, not to mention a 20?-game lead in the standings, when Roberts decided to bring in Jansen to shut the door — which he did by striking out the side.

When an outside writer asked him after the game about the wisdom of such a move, Roberts politely explained his reasoning — his bullpen was taxed and Jansen is, after all, his closer.

Womens Donte Moncrief Jersey Then, after the writer left, Roberts looked at the beat reporters and said, What the hell was that question?

Marcus Smart, Boston’s 2014 lottery pick, is eligible for a contract extension heading into his fourth NBA season.
In what has already been one of the most dizzying offseasons of Ainge’s NBA career, he finds himself in the early stages of negotiating a deal that will turn the NBA world on its head for nearly a month: a blockbuster trade centered around All-Star guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas.

Best bets on Week 5 NFL games

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It’s Week 5 of the NFL season, and ESPN Chalk’s Vegas experts (Phil Steele, Warren Sharp, Erin Rynning and Mike Clay) have you covered with comprehensive betting previews for all of Sunday’s games (except the Sunday nighter).

Raynard hooked up with Gardin on a 12-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter, then found Xavier Griffin on a 10-yard score with just over 3 minutes left in the half and the Aggies led 30-3 at intermission.

Cartwright finished with 96 yards on 19 carries while Elijah Bell had nine catches for 178 yards. The Aggies held the Hornets to minus-38 yards rushing.

Bahar completed 23 of 31 passes with Reggie White Jr. catching nine for 137 yards and touchdowns covering 13 and 3 yards. Michael Jolly ran for 119 yards on six carries and Erik Zokouri had two 1-yard TD plunges.

A week after setting the school record for career tackles, Basile added 17 solo stops with two assists — pushing his career total to 377 — and forced a fumble.

Holy Cross’ Peter Pujals completed 36 of 63 passes to 13 different for 509 yards — breaking his school record by one yard — and four touchdowns and ran for another for the Crusaders (2-4). Three of the touchdowns came in the fourth quarter.

Monmouth finished with 514 yards and Holy Cross 630.
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Chayka has been celebrated as one of the league’s brightest young minds ever since he became the youngest GM in NHL history when Arizona hired him in 2016. During a preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings, he gave a peek into how that mind is working feverishly to reshape the Coyotes from one of the league’s longtime also-rans into a contender.

Colts, Andrew Luck are copying wrong part of Peyton Manning’s career

The mood in Indianapolis is so celebratory this week. Peyton Manning’s statue is going up at the stadium he made possible, and on Wednesday, his heir apparent got back onto the field, with a helmet and jersey, throwing actual passes for the first time in seemingly forever.

If only there wasn’t that dark omen looming around the Manning celebration, right there for Andrew Luck and the Colts to see.
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Yes, that’s an awfully pessimistic view of the only two optimistic aspects of the Colts’ season so far. But as Luck’s recovery from shoulder surgery grinds along and the number of games he’ll actually play this season shrinks, ignoring the bleak end of Manning’s Colts career remains shortsighted and borderline foolish.

TE David Njoku should be gaining attention in fantasy leagues. Njoku has three touchdown receptions in five games, including one Sunday against the Jets. Njoku’s three TD catches match a rookie high for the Browns. He also is the first rookie to have three touchdown receptions in the NFL this season.

Authentic Nico Siragusa Jersey That Martavis Bryant has 43.4 fantasy points through five games – less than tight end Jesse James (45.1) — is easily the Steelers’ most surprising fantasy storyline. Bryant and Ben Roethlisberger have just been off despite several attempts at creativity. Pittsburgh used Bryant in several ways Sunday against Jacksonville, but a mix of screens and crossing routes and a reverse produced 33 total yards on eight targets and a carry.

It’s Carson Palmer vs. Carson Wentz.

Arizona has become a one-dimensional passing offense behind a shaky line, which is good and bad against Philadelphia. Palmer will get sacked several more times, but his receivers are bound to make a few big plays against a weak secondary. Wentz has a respectable running game behind him, but his mobility vs. that of his counterpart makes the difference.

Just when Le’Veon Bell gets going, the rest of Pittsburgh’s offense is suddenly in disarray and dysfunction. That means plenty more Bell against a Jacksonville defense that can give up chunk runs see the Jets’ and Titans’ committees. It’s also the best way to avoid putting Ben Roethlisberger too much in front of Calais Campbell and Sacksonville, especially with A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey ready to contain Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Unfortunately for the Jags, after Leonard Fournette is slowed, Blake Bortles won’t avoid Blitzburgh.

What has gone wrong: The Packers still have no answers for Atlanta, which doesn’t bode well for Green Bay if the clubs meet again in the playoffs. The Falcons jumped to a 31-7 lead before coasting to an 11-point home win in Week 2.

What’s next: Coming off last Thursday night’s rout of Chicago, the Packers get extra time for their roster to heal before embarking on back-to-back road games against Dallas and Minnesota.

What has gone right: Sean McVay is the early NFL Coach of the Year frontrunner for installing an offense that has helped quarterback Jared Goff develop in his second NFL season and gotten running back Todd Gurley back to prime form. The defense has leaked at times but deserves credit for limiting Dallas to just six second-half points in last Sunday’s 35-30 road victory.

Aaron Rodgers has been playing without either of his starting tackles.

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His top two running backs (one of whom, remember, is a converted wide receiver) left last week’s game with injuries. Receivers Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams have all missed time with injuries. No matter, the Packers believe they can weather anything because Rodgers will deliver when it counts. He’s still proving them right. Backup Brett Hundley remains well regarded, though unproven — he has attempted 11 regular-season passes since being picked in the fifth round in 2015.
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Foxworth: The Browns are more talented than the Jets and playing at home, so they should win. As for the matchup between 2004 draft-day-trade buddies, I pick Eli Manning and the Giants over Philip Rivers and the Chargers. It’ll be a close game and Eli will get knocked around, as he always does. But I expect the Giants’ high-priced defensive playmakers to create some turnovers, giving their offense a short field.

Kimes: I’ve picked the Chargers to win every game this season, so I’m going to ride for the Giants this week (which obviously means that Los Angeles will pull out its first win). Both teams have struggled to run the ball, and both teams have struggled to defend the run; the Giants and Chargers rank, respectively, 28th and 31st in opponents’ rushing yards per game. But New York finally seemed to spark something on offense in the second half against the Bucs last week, so I’ll take the home team in this Sunday’s garbage bowl.

Sando: Let’s take the Giants at home. They’ve played three of their first four on the road, including the past two, which they lost by a combined five points. The Chargers have had some issues in game management that could flare up again on the road.

Ravens lose Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda for season with ankle injury

The Ravens’ win over the Browns was a costly one.

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Yanda, a two-time first-team All-Pro selection, has been selected to six consecutive Pro Bowls. He was replaced in Sunday’s game by former Raiders and Texans lineman Tony Bergstrom, who will take over for Yanda for the remainder of the season.

Harbaugh said the Ravens, who are now 2-0, will move forward with Bergstrom, but added, nobody can replace Marshal Yanda.
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Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs: He was started in 99.0 percent of ESPN leagues, so his 1.1 PPR fantasy point effort on Sunday was particularly painful. Kelce caught his only target for a gain of 1 yard, resulting in the second-worst performance in his 52 career NFL games, trailing only his NFL debut in 2013 Week 2, when he played just one snap, that coming on special teams.

Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens: Though he was started in just 3.56 percent of ESPN leagues, Flacco’s minus-2.88 fantasy points on Sunday were the second fewest by any skill player in a game so far this season, trailing only Andy Dalton’s minus-3.00 in Week 1. It was also the worst single-game effort by any skill-position player in history in a game in London. Flacco now has six consecutive regular-season games with fewer than 15 fantasy points, rekindling questions about the back injury that cost him the entirety of preseason. He’s not even a consideration for starts in two-quarterback leagues, especially not facing the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4.