Rams’ Aaron Donald ‘back and forth’ with coach Sean McVay on return

Gordie Howe played 25 pro seasons and was 52 when he skated for the last time in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers. Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr scored 16 goals and 46 points and skated in all 82 games for the Panthers last season. Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
They are both in the top three in NHL history in goals — Howe at No. 2 and Jagr at No. 3 — behind Wayne Gretzky. Howe and Jagr are the only players in NHL history to score at least 100 goals after Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys turning 40. Howe actually played into his 50s, and Jagr is a free agent at age 45 but has no intention of retiring, making him the NHL’s oldest active player.

The crucial day is seemingly Monday, Labor Day, one McVay called “the first day of true preparation for our team and for the Colts.” The Rams will then be off on Tuesday. If Donald doesn’t report by Monday, it will be hard to envision him playing in the Sept. 10 opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

Aaron Donald will owe $1.52 million in fines for not showing up to the team. His base salary for 2017: $1.80 million. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
“I’m an optimistic guy,” McVay said when asked if he was hopeful of seeing Donald on Monday. “I’m always going to take the positive approach.”

“Aaron’s a very special player to us,” McVay said. “We want him here, and we want him to be a part of this. With what these players have started to create, I think it would be special to have Aaron Wholesale Jerseys be a part of that.”

Six-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott upheld, but Cowboys RB eligible to play Week 1

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Giants, even though an arbitrator upheld Elliott’s six-game suspension handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell that stems from a domestic violence case.

Someone has to catch the passes for the Bears after the Cameron Meredith injury, and the veteran Wright looks to be in a nice position to do so. If he cost $1,000 more — which he probably will starting with Week 2 — I wouldn’t like him so much. But this price is so nice! — Eric Karabell

Chicago’s short-handed receiving corps has its work cut out against the Falcons, and Wright is one of the only proven players for Mike Glennon to throw to in this home game at Soldier Field. Wright is too hard to overlook at this low salary and should lead the Bears in receptions without much of a challenge. — Joe Kaiser

“Is that right, did my handlebar mustache go out strong earlier on social media?”

He asked about his picture he plastered across the world before the Aug. 11 preseason game between Pittsburgh and the Giants.

“I thought it might be a hit. I thought they might take a little notice.”

They did. They do. They will. His Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys finesse as a receiver is matched by his charisma as a showman. Brown Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids knows they can’t wait to see what he will do during the 2017 season when he scores a touchdown. He can’t wait, either.

The game makes you feel like you have to make the NFL at all costs.

For Wade, it’s either that or shoveling stuff in Texas with your high school teammates — it’s really do-or-die out here. Wade’s life isn’t perfect, his relationship with his friend isn’t always jokey and light-hearted, and even though this is a video game, not every challenge you face will wait for you to have a certain score to move on to the next level.

Analysis: This projection has the Broncos going 7-1 at home while riding their defense to road victories against Buffalo and Indy. QB Tiers voting has Denver holding an advantage at the position for only one game, a Week 14 matchup against the Jets. The question for Denver is whether the pass protection can improve enough for Trevor Siemian to move solidly into Tier 3 from his current spot atop Tier 4.

With all that said, New England does have the weapons to withstand his loss. The Patriots traded a first-round draft pick to acquire Brandin Cooks, who has experience in the slot role that Edelman excels at. They also have reliable playmakers in Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, and Danny Amendola, in addition to a small army of talented pass-catching running backs (James White, Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis).

In short, the Patriots almost have more weapons than they know what to do with, and they still have Brady Cheap NFL Jerseys throwing the ball. Edelman is a big loss, but we shouldn’t doubt Belichick’s ability to cover for big losses. As long as Brady stays Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys upright, the Patriots will be humming along just fine.

Hayward’s agent Mark Bartelstein said a max deal was the easiest deal to get done

Irving wants to play in a situation where he can be the team’s focal point. As a result, the All-Star point guard no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

On its surface, the idea of Irving ditching the world’s best player is bizarre. After all, if it weren’t for James, Irving wouldn’t have the playoff experience or championship ring that followed The King’s return to Cleveland.

But as odd as it may sound, the idea of Irving wanting out to forge a legacy of his own makes sense. Kyrie’s time is now, while James’s window for greatness is closing. In a league where power players force power moves — see Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul trades — the time is now for Irving to make his.

Hayward’s side was reportedly hoping to secure more than Favors’ salary but somewhere less than the $80 million maximum deal fellow 2010 draftee Paul George received this offseason.

At the time, Hayward’s agent Mark Bartelstein said a max deal was the easiest deal to get done, but it wasn’t what Hayward’s camp wanted. “We’re talking about something different. It can be difficult,” he said.

Hindsight is always 20/20, but the Jazz were right to be hesitant to just throw a near-max deal at Hayward. They had just paid Favors, who had serious two-way potential but was probably a secondary or tertiary member of a core at best. Hayward hadn’t shown he had the chops for being a top scoring option and Alec Burks was due for an extension the very next season. It’s penny pinching, but for a small market Cheap Vintage Jerseys NBA team like the Jazz it’s important. They had to find a way Cheap Utah Jazz Jerseys to pay all three without getting too expensive.

Rajon Rondo, Pelicans agree to 1-year deal worth $3.3. million

Rajon Rondo has agreed to a one-year, $3.3. million deal, with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to the Vertical’s Shams Charania.

Ball Mania is real. Lonzo Ball bounced back from his horrid 2-of-15 shooting debut to record a triple-double on Saturday. The crowd ooh’d and ah’d at his passing and exploded whenever a three-pointer went down. Sure, that’s normal. He’s the team’s top pick and prospect, standing out from the horde of unknown prospects without pedigree on both sides.

Still, nothing is normal when LaVar Ball and the clan — LiAngelo and LaMelo both present — watch everything happening from a corner dais. All clad in Big Baller Brand, of course. They were far from the only ones, and the T-shirts and hats sprinkled throughout the arena couldn’t have all been ironic. One fan even took an old Shannon Brown jersey and turned it into a Ball jersey with some yellow tape modification.

This is Rondo’s third consecutive deal with just one fully guaranteed season, as he hasn’t proven himself to any team enough to land a multi-year stay. He’s 31 years old, and long deals will be hard for him to find anymore, but in New Orleans he’ll a chance to make the playoffs. He didn’t have that opportunity in Sacramento or Chicago, and wouldn’t have had a similar chance if he pursued a deal with the Lakers.

With the Pelicans, his role is defined, and Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys if NHL Hockey Jerseys things work well between him and the bigs playing alongside Holiday, perhaps he could even finish his career there. He couldn’t have hoped for much more.

There will be large players in the future.

If they want to keep their bullpen, though, they should buy, but only if they can get controllable starting pitching. That’s the goal — pitchers who will be around for a couple years. Remember the Rangers traded for Cole Hamels when they looked like they were rebuilding, and while it ended up working that very season, it was more of a move for future years. It looks smart in retrospect, and if the Orioles can ape that sort of move, they should part with whatever prospects they need to.

If they can’t, however, they should sit tight, and spend this offseason doing what they’ve been unwilling to do in recent years. They’ll need to spend on starting pitchers, whether it’s using money or prospect capital. Might as well start now if they have the chance.

This hints that, yes, we’ll move on to a new large slugger in the future. It hurts, but it’s probably true. There will occasionally be an Aaron Judge if you look hard enough.

The other answer is that we’ll all be dead in 2047, and the lichen will rule our new sea planet.

But focus on the part about Howard. He was 6’7 in his playing days, which is the same height that Judge is listed. There has been a Judge before. Not a lesser version. A comparable player. There have been large players in the past. There will be large players in the future.

When you graph the average height of the top-10 home run hitters by decade (with help from Baseball-Reference.com), a pattern emerges:

Those large home run lads are getting larger. Except, hold on, we’re talking about a couple of inches spanning decades. No old-timer is really going to notice if a 6’4 comes to the plate Cheap Team Jerseys because he watched 6’2 players all his life. This is all incremental.

Ah, but there’s more context. When you sort the players of Cheap Soccer Jerseys Free Shipping the ‘20s by height, again, a pattern emerges.

Let’s see what happens if four of these teams with a shot at the second wild card tie.

They almost screwed that up with Gray, who looked entirely broken last season. His velocity was down, his homers allowed went through the roof, and he looked like … well …

Sonny Gray right now looks like Tim Lincecum when he started losing it. Four great pitches like the old allstar and then one godawful pitch.

The A’s original plan was probably to trade him last offseason, and then baseball took their wallet. All they could do is wait and wait and wait for him to get better.

He got better. While he’s not the burgeoning Cy Young contender he once was, not yet, he’s still a well above-average pitcher who won’t be a free agent until after the 2019 season. He’ll be cheap until then, too. Teams are lining up the prospects again, and a Jose Quintana comp for a possible return isn’t too far-fetched.

That’s true about everything. But baseball, too.

There are 10 teams in the American League that are currently within three games of a postseason berth. There are 13 of them within six games. The A’s and White Sox are probably out of the race. Everything else is at least negotiable.

Four-Club Tie for One Wild Card Spot: After Clubs have been assigned their A, B, C and D designations, Club A would host Club B and Club C would host Club D. The winners of each of Cheap Jerseys America those games would then meet, hosted by the winner of the game between Club A and Club B, to determine the Wild Card Club.

Got that? There would be a playoff game to see who goes to the playoff game to see who goes to the playoff game to see who makes the playoffs. Except there are six teams within three Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses games of that final wild card spot. What are the official tiebreaker rules in that instance?

Yu Darvish traded to Dodgers in huge move right at deadline

The Dodgers finally made a huge trade for a top pitcher at the trade deadline, as Ken Rosenthal reported after the 4 p.m. close that the Rangers and Los Angeles had agreed to a deal that would send Yu Darvish to the Dodgers.

Jon Morosi reported that prospect Willie Calhoun would head to Texas as part of the return. Jeff Passan would follow that up by reporting that A.J. Alexy and Brendon Davis were also included in the deal.

You have to figure that even though trade talks with the Twins may have ended up suffering a bit of a collapse, the Braves have to be thrilled with what they got out of Jaime Garcia on Friday night. Garcia put together a thoroughly professional effort against an extremely good Dodgers team and helped hand that team their first losing “streak” since early June. The trade price for Jaime Garcia may not be sky high, but it definitely went up after what he did on Friday night. There’s no word on where Garcia will be heading soon, but at least he knows that he’ll be standing alongside the likes of Patsy Flaherty in the Braves’ history books after the night he just had.

Grant Brisbee has once again been put in charge of grading trade rumors, and this time he’s been tasked with giving a mark to the latest rumor that has Yu Darvish linked with a move to the Cubs.

Aaron Judge has hit his fair share of monster moonshots this year, but the dinger that he hit on Friday night at Safeco Field may very well be his magnum opus of power hitting.

The Yankees and Athletics may not be close to a deal on Sonny Gray, but the A’s have at least reportedly “named their price” for Gray.

Ian Kinsler could be the next veteran on his way out of Detroit, and Cheap High Quality Jerseys a possible fit could end up being the Boston Red Sox.

Yoenis Cespedes had to clear the air about some comments he Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys made with regards to wanting to potentially end his career with the A’s.

MLB trade rumors roundup: Zack Cozart, Sonny Gray, and more

Sonny Gray remains the player in the league with the biggest rumor magnet on his back, but fellow pitching standout Yu Darvish isn’t far behind. While the former is almost certainly getting traded, the latter may not be. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have teams after him, despite the Rangers not definitively deciding whether they’re even selling yet.

There are other players on the trading block too, though, of the non-pitching variety. So once again we’ve rounded all of the recently surfaced rumors up in one place so you’re able to keep track.

Los Angeles is a +350 favorite to win the World Series at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The favorites are extremely well-rounded, ranking No. 1 in the majors in ERA among starters (3.24), No. 2 in bullpen ERA (2.99) and No. 4 in run production with 5.14 runs of offense per game.

With no noticeable weaknesses and an elite home record at 39-11, this Dodgers team will be tough to beat in a seven-game series.

Los Angeles’ biggest threats in the National League currently appear to be the Washington Nationals (+700 to win the World Series), Chicago Cubs (+800), and Arizona Diamondbacks (+1600).

The defending champion Cubs still haven’t shaken off their World Series hangover, coming into the second half trailing the Milwaukee Brewers (+2500) by 5.5 games for the top spot in the NL Central.

It’s worth remembering, both with the Tigers and with basically every other China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale major deal we’re talking about here, that teams signed these contracts knowing that eventually, they’d be problematic. The hope was that, before they became issues, the Tigers would win a World Series or Cycling Cheap Jerseys two and justify all of the horror to come with a trophy. The Tigers haven’t won, though, and given they’re 39-48 as of this writing, don’t look like they’re going to, either.

Former Cardinals S Chris Clemons found guilty of assaulting woman

Chris Clemons has been found guilty of misdemeanor assault for punching a woman in 2016, TMZ Sports reported.

The former Cardinals safety was sentenced to 10 days in jail by a Scottsdale, Ariz., court, with five of those days suspended.

Clemons, 35, also will have to pay a $30,000 fine, take an anger management course and be on probation for a year.

Clemons was outside a nightclub in Scottsdale in May 2016 when he punched the woman in the face after she and one of Clemons’ female friends got into an argument.

The Cardinals cut Clemons in September. He remains a free agent.

With Dixon unavailable for a quarter of the year, the Ravens signed Danny Woodhead to be West’s primary complement in the backfield. Woodhead is one of the best pass-catching running backs of the decade, but he’s now 32 and plagued by injuries in recent years, playing just 21 games in the past three seasons. Still, Woodhead figures to play a prominent role in the offense as long as he stays healthy.

The passing game is also dealing with injuries and retirements. Steve Smith rode off into the sunset, while tight end Dennis Pitta was released after suffering a possible career-ending hip injury. Breshad Perriman missed his entire 2015 rookie year with a knee injury and didn’t contribute much last season, putting up just 33 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns.

The good news is that Baltimore took advantage of the Kansas City Chiefs’ poor salary cap management, signing Jeremy Maclin after he became a cap casualty in June. Maclin has injury concerns of his own, but the 29-year-old is just a season removed from hauling in eight touchdowns and 1,088 yards on 87 catches. He’ll Cheap Cycling Jerseys be playing out of the slot position with Perriman and Mike Wallace on the outside, which makes for a formidable WR trio if everyone stays Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys healthy and plays up to their potential.