James Harden finally got his MVP.

After averaging 30.4 points, 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds in 2017-18 and leading the Rockets to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and a 65-17 record, Harden was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Monday.

Shout out to all the youngest, man, y’all got a dream, a vision out there, go chase that dream, Harden said after winning his award. I’ll see y’all next year.

The game even did some things better by taking a consumer-friendly approach while featuring an accessible nature and well-designed Career Mode. It still lagged far behind in terms of depth and content, though, and its Franchise Mode was appallingly bad.

EA Sports was aggressive with NBA Live 18 attempting to get as many people as possible to at least give it a try. The game was released with a $20 discount off the usual $60 price, and it dropped quickly from there, reaching a low of just $5 only a few months later. As of February, it also become free to play with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One.

A new animation technology known as real player motion will debut in NBA Live 19 and other EA Sports titles this year. The feature set includes an expansion on the game’s strengths with a new progression system for The One Career Mode and dynamic commentary that will be updated throughout the season.

The game is scheduled to release on Sept. 7 for Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Now, Winslow is a good defensive player who can perhaps get somewhat better offensively, but the Heat insisting they were not offering him in deals means they’re either A) lying or B) not very bright.

Shooting guard in Milwaukee has proven to be a black hole, where players — Rashad Vaughn, Tony Snell, O.J. Mayo — go in but are seldom heard from again. DiVincenzo was chosen by the Bucks with the 17th pick to change all that.

It’s been said that DiVincenzo’s status as a mid-first-rounder all came because he had one great game, 31 points in the NCAA championship win, but that’s one more great game than D.J. Wilson had when the Bucks drafted him last year.

When the Timberwolves were considering their pick options at No. 20, two guys on their Cheap Jerseys Website list were Georgia Tech defensive stud Josh Okogie and polished Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop Cheap Jerseys US, a senior who averaged 19.8 points and was the Big Ten Player of the Year. The Wolves managed to land both, taking Okogie first and Bates-Diop in the second round.

How Yankees’ Didi Gregorius bested Derek Jeter again

Yankees manager Aaron Boone noticed something different in shortstop Didi Gregorius. As Boone stood behind the batting practice cage, Gregorius was hitting hard line drives, looking more fluid than he had in a while.

The ball was really jumping off his bat, Boone said.

It leaped off his bat twice in the Yankees’ 3-0 win over the Nationals at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

Gregorius crushed two solo home runs. They were his first blasts since May 23. He’s got 13 bombs on the season. It was his third multi-homer game of the year, the first Yankees shortstop to accomplish the feat.

I wish to congratulate all past, current and future inductees. It is quite an honor to be part of such elite company. This honor is something that I will cherish forever.

ESPN reported last November that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was expected to be deposed, including a request to turn over cell phone and email records related to the case.

If Geragos wants to depose Trump and Goodell, it logically follows Giants co-owner John Mara could be a target, too. Mara is the chairman of the NFL Management Council Executive Committee and a right-hand man to Goodell on many of the league’s biggest issues.

Mara and fellow Giants co-owner Steve Tisch were asked to turn over records in the discovery phase of the case, according to Yahoo.

Of course, this reality was baked into the purchase price. Peralta notes that the availability of this write off actually drives up the value of sports franchises, because the sellers know that the buyers will benefit from the law allowing the write off.

Which also helps the federal and state governments, given that team founder Jerry Richardson and his partners will be paying taxes on the gains realized from their original investments in the team.

To summarize: The rich always find ways to get richer, via the write Cheap Football Jerseys From China off. And the government always finds ways to get its cut.

But FRS Sports learned that Alderson’s deal was a multi-year Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys arrangement – for two years that keeps him as Mets GM through 2019.

FRS sources say it’s a two-year deal for $4 million per year.

Instead, Kendricks remained in Philadelphia and proceeded to have a strong year.

He finished with 77 combined tackles and two sacks. Not only was the 27-year-old a strong run defender, he also registered six passes defended—his highest since his rookie year in 2012.

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz spoke highly of Kendricks last October, praising his attitude despite how his role with the team fluctuated in recent years, per Eagles Wire’s David Hennessey:

He’s been a pro. I’ve said this from the beginning of training camp: He’s gone out and worked really hard and done anything we’ve asked him to do. I think from the very beginning of training camp, we talked about him coming into what he’s going to be asked to do, and then doing that well. I couldn’t be prouder of him.

Even though he was looking for a way out before the season got underway, Kendricks made the most of his last year in Philadelphia. In addition to helping the Eagles in a championship, he re-established himself as a valuable linebacker.

Pro Football Focus’ Michael Renner ranked him third among the best players to just miss out on PFF’s top 101 list at the conclusion of the 2017 campaign.

One strong offseason can only do so much to help what was such an awful team a year ago, but Kendricks is another experienced veteran who would set the Browns up for big improvement in 2018.

The Biggest Risk Every NFL Team Is Taking in 2018

There are only so many quality football players to go around. The difference between a starting-caliber player and a backup in the NFL is considerable, which is why some veterans are paid 15 times more than others.

Even after free agency and the draft, some teams have holes in Cheap Cycling Jerseys their starting lineups. We’ll look at one risk each team is taking that opponents may Cheap Dolphins Jerseys exploit in 2018. 

As we sift through all 32 NFL teams, keep in mind that the new trade-heavy NFL can lead to more player movement this summer. Maybe teams will make more moves during preseason, but at the moment, these are the positions and units of exposure for every franchise.

Tony Gonzalez: Jason Witten is 1st-ballot Hall of Famer

Recent news that Jason Witten was considering retirement came as a shock. Now that it’s official, it’s time to reflect and line him up for future recognition.

The guy can block, he can catch and he can do both of them at an elite level, which make him to me in my mind a 100 percent complete tight end –something you don’t see nowadays anymore, Gonzalez said during a Thursday interview that will appear on NFL Up to the Minute on NFL Network.

As we trend toward a split in styles of tight ends, with some of the next generation serving as pure pass-catchers acquired for defensive mismatches and all but ditching blocking responsibilities, Witten was a model of both. He blocked willingly and effectively, and cleared the way for four 1,000-yard rushers ( DeMarco Murray did it twice in 2013 and 2014) during his 15-year career in Dallas.

The Philadelphia Eagles spent the 2018 offseason adding to a Super Bowl-caliber defensive line, but they might be without one of their starters for an extended period of time.

SportsRadio 94 WIP’s Howard Eskin reported on Tuesday that defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who started all but one game for the Eagles during their 2017 title run, has undergone surgery for a herniated disc and will miss the team’s offseason program.

The Laser Spine Institute says a standard recovery from a herniated disc, or an issue with the discs between spinal bones, can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. But recent players who sustained similar injuries like the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt and Jernigan’s former teammate, the Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco have sometimes faced even longer recoveries.

I think there is always things I can learn from,’OK, maybe I shouldn’t have been so aggressive there.’ There is a time and a place for it. Injuries happen. I believe this one was kind of a freak incident and that is just part of the game. There is always a learning curve. But overall, as an aggressive player, I am not going to change in that sense, I am just going to keep learning. I’m going to be learning how to preserve myself, how to be smart, when to take those chances, when it’s worthwhile, it’s a constant learning throughout my career, but it’s definitely something I am taking seriously at the same time.

Wentz tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee against the Los Angeles Rams in December on a play in which he scrambled and dove head-first into the end zone, taking on a pair of defenders, though most agree the injury happened before the contact. The play was negated by a holding Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys call. Wentz stayed in the game and managed to throw a touchdown pass before limping off the field. He Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal was forced to sit out the rest of the season.

Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards will be called up to make his big-league debut Monday against the Boston Red Sox, who’ll start LHP Brian Johnson.

He is a bruising veteran known for two pieces of jewelry. He has a Super Bowl ring on his finger, and he once had Michael Crabtree’s chain in his hand after he tore it off the Oakland Raiders wide receiver’s neck last season for the second year in a row. Meet Marcus Peters, another cornerback, acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is one of the best cover guys in the game, but last season, in a manner different from many other NFL players, he got in trouble with a flag. He angrily threw an official’s flag into the crowd. Then he walked off the field even though he had not been ejected from the game.

Sunday was the 2,000th game in Maddon’s managerial career — although it’s only the 1,999th that counted. The Cubs and Pittsburgh played to a 1-1 tie in 2016, a late-September game stopped by rain because it was would have no impact on the standings. Of the previous 33 managers with 2,000 games and at least one World Series title, 21 already have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

Cubs: RHP Tyler Chatwood gets the start in Cincinnati on Monday against Reds RHP Tyler Mahle.

Shoemaker, 30, hadn’t started a regular-season game for the Angels since June of 2017 as he underwent season-ending surgery to release the radial nerve in his right forearm. Prior to that, he was 6-3 on the season with a 4.52 ERA.

The 2017 injury marked the second straight year that Shoemaker’s season ended prematurely. In September 2016, he took a line drive to the head that resulted in a fractured skull and required emergency brain surgery.

The Angels also announced Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani will pitch Sunday, his Cheap Jerseys Bike first start at home.

With most seats empty in the 40-degree mist, Harvey gave the Mets reason to Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks believe he can rebound this year from two terrible seasons interrupted by injury.

Perhaps most important, he was effective for an entire outing without his sharpest stuff.

NFL free agency rumors: DT Star Lotulelei will sign 5-year deal with Bills

Another former Panther will pack his bags and migrate to western New York as defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Bills when the new NFL league year begins Wednesday, ESPN.com reported.

That’s more than five times what it was when I was signing players for the Vikings as the new CBA introduced free agency to the NFL.

In that 1994 season, I traded for a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Warren Moon and signed him to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. He was available because the Oilers had salary cap issues and decided to keep Cody Carlson over Moon.

Good move for us, as Moon led our team to a division title. Bad move for the Oilers, who went 2-14. Moon today would easily be in the $20 million-plus-per-year QB club.

Interestingly, he tagged the Vikings and the Jets in the letter.

Speculation aside, the letter discusses Cousins’ experience with the Redskins as a positive one, with him describing the decision to move on as bittersweet.

Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it’s hard to look back at all that’s taken place and not become emotional. I will forever be grateful to Mike Shanahan for taking a chance on me in the 2012 draft, Cousins wrote. … For the first time in 11 years I will participate in choosing where I play. Having said this, I would not trade the past decade for anything.

Cousins, who was drafted by Washington in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, threw for over 4,000 yards in each of the past three seasons and 81 passing touchdowns in that time. He was hit with the franchise tag the past two years, but this season the Redskins decided to let him go.

The Houston Rockets blew out the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs by 16. The Portland Trail Blazers blew out the injury-riddled Miami Heat by 16. The Milwaukee Bucks blew out the lottery-bound and injury-racked Memphis Grizzlies by 18. The Oklahoma City Thunder actually played a close game against the Sacramento Kings, but the Kings had lost their previous two matchups against Western Conference playoff hopefuls by a total of 39 points.

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As he looked out into the Beijing crowd of thousands gathered to see him officially Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys sign on to endorse one of China’s very first sportswear brands, an overwhelmed Dwyane Wade could muster only one thought.

In the second quarter, he ran the Jaguars into field-goal range.

It might sound insane, because Bortles is not a good quarterback, but the Jaguars should let Bortles chuck it on first down instead of Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK jamming the ball up the middle and then hoping Bortles can bail them out on third-and-long.

And he kept on running in the second half. He finished with 88 yards on 10 carries, accumulating more rushing yards than passing yards (87). And it worked. The Jaguars won.

Where to even begin with this game, in which the Jaguars jumped out to a quick two-touchdown lead and stiff-armed the Steelers the rest of the way, with the heap of key turnovers, questionable coaching decisions and poor executions? That sells the Jags, who will play the Patriots for the AFC championship Sunday in New England, short.

Jacksonville got three rushing touchdowns from rookie Leonard Fournette in what was the highest-scoring performance ever against the Steelers in a postseason game. Leading 28-14 at halftime, the Jags had to fight off the Steelers, who rallied time and again behind Ben Roethlisberger’s five touchdown passes (two to Antonio Brown) on on 37-of-58 passing for 469 yards.

O’Brien stayed while general manager Rick Smith stepped down from his role for a leave of absence with his wife battling breast cancer. Brian Gaine will take over for Smith. Crennel was bumped back up to DC to replace Mike Vrabel, who left to become head coach of the AFC South-rival Titans.

You’re famous for your player nicknames: Jake “Daylight Come and You Gotta” Delhomme. Eric “Sleeping With” Bieniemy. Andre ‘Bad Moon’ Rison. Mike ‘You’re in Good Hands with” Alstott. Have you brushed up on the current playoff rosters and come up with new nicknames?

There’s one that I’ve used that will get some pub… [Vikings WR] Adam Thielen is right out of Lionel Richie. ‘Oh, What a Thielen, Dancing on the Cheap Braves Jerseys Ceiling.’ That’s a LOCK. Because he’s become a huge player. But that’s already established. The answer is no. I haven’t looked at any rosters. I’m sure when LeGarrette Blount [rushes], we’ll have the sound effects like we did for Mike Alstott. But Michael, like I told you, I don’t plan the gags. I really don’t. I haven’t really looked at Jacksonville. The [Sony] Open in Hawaii was won by Patton Kizzire.

Part of that “conversation” would revolve around whether the Packers are in the running for a playoff spot.

“I do think that process has gotten much, much better throughout the league,” McCoy said. “The issue is, it’s hard during a game to Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys evaluate a concussion when a player is in the moment, he’s played in the game, he feels fine, he’s answering all the questions. That’s a tough deal. Every guy is different. Some guys might not experience symptoms, immediately, right away. Everything is normal. I don’t think you could pull a player out at that point, regardless of if he wakes up the next day and is experiencing symptoms.”

At times, though, teams skirt the protocol entirely, despite the presence of an independent doctor on the sidelines. On Thursday night, officials removed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after he took a hit to the head, but Wilson returned after scurrying underneath a sideline medical tent, receiving no apparent attention and returning to the field after one play. ESPN reported the NFL found that Seattle violated the concussion, for which the Seahawks could be fined or docked draft picks.

Owner Jerry Richardson’s announcement that he will sell the franchise after the season amid the NFL’s investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against him, along with his exit from the team’s day-to-day operations, coincide with the Panthers potentially headed to their second Super Bowl in three years. They certainly can compete with the NFC’s best teams, and TE Greg Olsen’s return to form in Sunday’s victory over the Packers could give QB Cam Newton the help he needs on offense.

According to multiple reports, two plates were used to secure the displaced fracture and Rodgers’s comment last week that the procedure required 13 screws is accurate.

The Luck update: The Indianapolis Colts shut down Andrew Luck for the rest of the season last week. Luck, who had shoulder surgery in January, had barely begun throwing again when he experienced pain in the shoulder. After consulting with doctors, he is continuing with rehab. “I wish I was better and 100 percent Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys this season, but that’s not the case,” Luck said.

Saints QB Drew Brees offers touching tribute to late grandfather Ray Akins

The fact that he made it back and went on to become a football coach (was impressive), he actually played college football at Southwest Texas University from 1946 to 1950. He had the opportunity to go play center for the Chicago Bears in 1950. They were going to pay him $500 a month so he was going to make Basketball Jerseys For Sale $6,000 a year. Instead of that he decided to go become the athletic director of a 1A high school in South Texas where he was going to be the head football coach and athletic director.

Additionally, as a prospects beat writer, I’m obviously looking forward to seeing how the four current college guys play. Anaheim Ducks draft pick Troy Terry (University of Denver) was the hero of last year’s World Junior Championship and has been one of college hockey’s best players this season. The aforementioned Greenway was another standout at last year’s WJC and brings a power element that you need to have in your lineup. Buffalo Sabres draft pick Will Borgen is a big body and good skater who can defend pretty well, and Boston Bruins pick Ryan Donato of Harvard has been dominant in his junior season.

When it comes to individual rooting interest, however, I think there are just so many great stories on this team — and you know this opportunity means so much to these guys. Just do yourself a favor and watch when Bobby Butler informed his dad he’d be an Olympian. What a moment that was.

Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State — The Cyclones came away with a 21-20 win over Memphis in the Liberty Bowl and a big reason was Lazard’s performance. The senior caught 10 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown. He is huge at 6-5, 222-pounds and that alone will get NFL teams interested.

Mark McLaurin, S, Mississippi State — It’s unlikely the junior safety is coming out this year, but after a game like he had in the Taxslayer Bowl he deserves a mention. McLaurin had 11 tackles (eight solo) and 1/2 tackle-for-loss. But more impressively he picked off Lamar Jackson three times. Jackson had only one three-interception game in his career coming into Saturday and McLaurin did it all on Cheap Jerseys Usa his own.

What we learned (and didn’t learn) in Week 4 of NFL

All right, Philadelphia Eagles. I’m officially interested.

Carson Wentz? Doug Pederson? Whoever the analytics guy is who tells Pederson when to go for it on fourth down? Color me intrigued. The Eagles’ victory on Sunday against the Chargers in Los Angeles has them in position for a potentially very interesting season, because it put a very important logistical checkmark in their ledger. If you believe — as I do — that this year’s NFC East race will come down to which teams handle the grueling travel schedules the best, then the Eagles winning in L.A. matters.

Glennon had a competent opener against the Falcons as the Bears fell just short. But otherwise, he has been rotten since, as he’s had twice as many turnovers (8) as touchdown passes (4). He got the overtime “win” at home against the Steelers last week while throwing for only 101 yards — because the Bears rushed for 220.

When the Bears watch the film, they’ll see what Romo is talking about. Glennon is big, stationary and an easy target for pressure. He has been sacked “only” eight times over four games, but he’s been forced into more mistakes. He can’t buy much extra time with his feet and offers zero rushing threat.

Chicago’s offense isn’t all that complicated, and Trubisky is better built to do more with less. Sure, Glennon has been hampered by the fact Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys that injuries to starting wide receivers Cameron Meredith and Kevin White have left him Cheap Football Jerseys stuck with a slot man, Kendall Wright, as the No. 1 target. Dynamic young backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen aren’t just the lifeblood of the offense — they are the offense.