Browns RBs coach to ride ‘hot hand’ with backfield trio

The Cleveland Browns own a crowded backfield after signing Carlos Hyde, drafting Nick Chubb in the second round and giving Duke Johnson an extension.
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How the rotation shakes out will be one thing to track next month at Browns ‘ training camp. Running backs coach Freddie Kitchens plans to ride the hot hand this season.

How much Hyde stays on the field will depend on whether he displays that dual-threat ability once the pads come on.

Johnson projects to earn most of the pass-catching duties. As a movable chess piece who can split out wide, offensive coordinator Todd Haley could get creative using Johnson in 2-RB sets. The matchup nightmare could benefit most from the hot hand approach. When Johnson gets going in both the run and pass game, he’s difficult to take off the field.

The wild card is rookie Chubb. His selection suggests it could be a quick run for Hyde in Cleveland (the Browns can get out of his deal next season). Kitchens praised the rookie as a violent runner.

There’s plenty to love about baseball in 2018, with or without the Angels’ injured super-rookie. Plus, naming the most over- and underrated players ever.

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First, a quick bit of biography: I grew up as a fan of the Kansas City Royals, who during my formative years had one helluva designated hitter named Hal McRae. Like scores of young fans in my region, I was a George Brett guy, but I loved McRae, too, and couldn’t get enough stories about his ruthless ways on the basepaths. I remember arguing about whether McRae or Don Baylor was the best DH in the game. It seemed like a singular skill: to be able to hit at a high level while waiting around the dugout for two or Derek Newton Jersey three innings at a time.

Angels look to stay hot against Blue Jays

The Los Angeles Angels will try to keep charging closer to an American League wild-card spot when they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the third game of their four-game series Saturday night at Angel Stadium.

The Angels (41-35) won the first two games of the series and three straight overall to move within five games of the Seattle Mariners for the second wild-card spot in the AL. The Mariners have lost a season-high five straight games, allowing Los Angeles to make up 3 1/2 games since Tuesday.

We still have a long ways to go, Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols told Fox Sports West following a 2-1 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday night.

Stroman is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA in four career appearances against Los Angeles, including three starts. The 5-foot-8 right-hander threw a complete game the last time he faced the Angels, allowing two runs (one earned) and seven hits in a 6-2 win at Angel Stadium on April 23, 2017, the start of a six-game winning streak for Stroman.

He finished with a career-high 13 wins last season, but hasn’t earned a victory since Sept. 24 against the New York Yankees.

Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria is scheduled to make his 10th career start and first against the Blue Jays.

Barria (5-3, 3.57) is tied for the AL lead in wins among rookies this season, and ranks third in ERA among rookies with at least 40 innings pitched.

The Angels have struggled to close out games this season, but the bullpen threw two perfect innings to complete the win on Friday, and their relievers have allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings in the series.

There’s no doubt, that as that back end of our bullpen grows, that’s going to really help our club, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters after the win on Friday.

AJ Mass: I’ll give you two players to consider snatching up for the rest of the season — one bat and one arm — should their current fantasy managers be frustrated enough to let them go for a song.

Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers (ADP of 26.4, 99.2 percent rostered): Currently, he’s the No. 37 outfielder in terms of points league production, which is certainly a disappointing placement for an overall third-rounder. While his road stats are pretty much in line with what he did in his rookie campaign, at home he definitely seems to be pressing. In 2017, he hit .268 and slugged .571 in Los Angeles. This year it’s a sad .207 and .415. He’s batting just .172 since June 9, but looking at all his underlying numbers (BB/K, GB/FB, SwStr%, etc.) there’s nothing glaringly different from last season. I still think he’ll finish with at least 30 HR.

Eagles Super Bowl rings contain ode in diamonds to ‘Philly Special’

The Philadelphia Eagles received their Andy Greene Womens Jersey rings on Thursday night to commemorate their 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in February.
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Like the Patriots did a year ago in putting 283 diamonds into their title rings as an ode to the 28-3 deficit they faced to the Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles included a numerical ode to the ‘Philly Special’ in their rings.

The rings have a waterfall of 127 diamonds that represent the combined roster numbers of the three players to touch the football in the trick play that resulted in a touchdown at the end of the first half — Trey Burton’s No. 88, Corey Clement’s No. 30 and Nick Foles’ No. 9.

While he’s excited about 2018, how long Gronkowski wants to play beyond that remains an Jason Kidd Authentic Jersey open question.

No, I haven’t (thought about it), he said. But I definitely know I want to keep going and play this year. Feeling good and just put all that rest behind me … just focus on getting better.

Gronk said overall he’s in a good place.

Baltimore asked for four young players in exchange for Machado at that time, according to FanRag Sports’ report .

Machado will be a free agent following the season. He has hit .310 with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs so far in 2018.

Machado is a .282 career hitter and has been named to the All-Star team three times, most recently in 2016. He has also won two Gold Glove awards in his seven-year MLB career.

Baltimore has struggled to open 2018, registering just a 20-50 record while the Red Sox currently sit at 49-24.

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MLB trade rumors: Phillies have spoken with Orioles about potential deal for Manny Machado

The Phillies are interested in Orioles superstar Manny Machado.
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Philadelphia has been in contact with the Orioles regarding a potential trade for the 25-year-old infielder, according to a report from FanRag Sports. Baltimore has asked for four young players in exchange for Machado, the report says.

Multiple teams have inquired about Machado, Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette told FanRag Sports. Duquette declined to say which teams he has spoken with, but he did say interest in Machado has Kris Letang Jersey increased.

I can tell you there are more teams interested now (than the winter), Duquette said. If you’re interested in making an impact, this is the player.

The Seahawks have been desperate for a back capable of staying on the field through every down and distance since Marshawn Lynch; don’t be surprised if they use Penny as if they think he Xavier Grimble Youth Jersey can be the sequel to Beast Mode.

The wait is over for Giants fans.

After missing the first nine weeks of the season with a fractured left pinkie finger, Madison Bumgarner is set to make his season debut Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Olson Pierre is better suited to slide inside to end, while Corey Peters, who manned the 3-4 nose last season, has experience as a 4-3 tackle from his time in Atlanta. Robert Nkemdiche flashed last season but was mostly a disappointment. Dropping him down to a rotational role might give him a spark and, in turn, boost the inside rush.

Personnel-wise, the Cardinals were well equipped to make their scheme change. Like he did with the Panthers, Wilks will try to get the most out of his defensive linemen’s skill sets.

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The kid had just hit a driver off every tee but still managed to beat much older and stronger kids. Still, Bob Koepka, his face three different shades of red, immediately pulled the car to the side of the road.

Let me just tell you something son, you’re going to finish high school, you’re going to go to college, and after that, if you’re good enough, then you can turn pro, the father said.

That’s about a half hour after Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport, which plans to accept the first bets on sports games in Garden State history at 10:30 a.m.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law Monday that finally authorizes legal sports betting in New Jersey after a nearly decade-long Hank Aaron Youth Jersey fight that ended with an historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling favoring the state.

Murphy and other dignitaries will be on hand to place the first bets at Monmouth Jamal Murray Jersey Park, which spent millions over the last seven years fighting and planning for this day.

I’m thrilled to be doing it, Murphy told sports-talk radio host Mike Francesa on Tuesday during an interview on WFAN 660-FM. It’s been a long time coming. Many, many years.

Forecast: It’s going to be mostly sunny with a high near 94 degrees during the day, according to the National Weather Service. At night, the low will be around 77 degrees. Good thing for the Yankees that they are back home Tuesday. That’s when showers and thunderstorms are due to hit the D.C. area.

The Yankees had their three-game winning streak snapped…finished 4-2 on their six-game homestand…are still 13-4 in their last 17 games…marked their first loss to the Rays this season (5-1)…will play the completion of a suspended game and then a rescheduled nine-inning game tomorrow at Washington before returning to the Bronx on Tuesday for a three-game series vs. Seattle.

Instead, Philadelphia could look for a stop-gap power bat to help spur a pennant chase this summer.

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Fox News later apologized for their segment. The situation between the Eagles and the White House apparently started on Friday when the two sides began finalizing the details for Tuesday’s trip. According to multiple reports, the Eagles were planning to send less than 15 players to the event, which didn’t sit well with the White House. The White House released a statement on Tuesday that said it sensed a lack of good faith from the Eagles while planning the event, which led to the cancellation.

Also, 49ers assistant Katie Sowers, the league’s first openly gay coach, will march in the parade with Outsports.

The NBA, WNBA, MLB, and NHL are also registered to have floats in the parade. It will also mark the debut for MLB, along with the NFL.

The NHL participated last year, and the NBA and WNBA were the first sports leagues to participate in 2016.

Nearly nine months after his surgery, the Colts finally began the process of working Luck back into the swing of practice.

We’ll slowly start working him back into practice this week, Ballard said on a radio show Oct. 2, via ESPN. We’ll see how much he gets. But we’ve got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps, and then in time, as we can get him incorporated back into team work and all that, we’ll get him back on the field.

Dolphins sign three draft picks

The Dolphins got three more 2018 draft picks under contract on Wednesday.
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The team announced that third-round linebacker Jerome Baker, fourth-round tight end Durham Smythe and fourth-round running back Kalen Ballage have agreed to four-year deals with the team. Second-round tight end Mike Gesicki is the only one of the team’s eight picks who has not signed his rookie contract yet.

Getting his clock cleaned against Minnesota in the 2009 season opener. At the bar, he re-enacts this mano-a-mano collision along the sideline, pumping his arms before lowering his head into an imaginary safety and Boom!Lewis blacked out with his hands clenched into fists straight into the air. Vikings head coach Brad Childress’ voice—Jamal! Jamal!—woke him up, he Jack Youngblood Youth Jersey stayed down for several moments, returned to his sideline, Browns coach Eric Mangini smiled, tapped him on the helmet and, voila, Lewis returned to action one play later.

Or at least a sleepwalking version of himself did.

The agreement will likely be a home-and-home pact, with Rutgers wrestling on the road at Rider in the future.

Rider and Rutgers met every season from 2000-12, but the two teams have not met since December of 2012, a 25-5 Rutgers victory. The break has been a sore subject in many corners of the New Jersey wrestling community, especially as both programs have become fixtures in the national rankings. The layoff almost stretched out for a seventh season, too. Rider and Rutgers had talks earlier this year about wrestling at the Prudential Center as part of a showcase event, but dates didn’t work out.

He is living in a dorm in McMaster University, part of the training camp arrangement, but will soon find somewhere to rent. Tiesi knows his Womens Igor Larionov Jersey schedule. She will split time between Los Angeles and Hamilton but pledges she won’t miss a thing.He has a two-year contract. He claims he’s content to sit on the bench and absorb the nuances of the CFL.

Manziel can’t help but wonder, however, about the looming struggle to eschew the triggers, the stimuli of his downfall. He admits it won’t be an easy road.

But when setbacks eventually surface, the difference for Manziel now is that he feels equipped to fight back.

Braxton Miller on the right path as he competes with Keke Coutee for playing time

Texans receiver Braxton Miller has missed 11 games his first two seasons, making only 34 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns. He faces competition from rookie Keke Coutee to keep his slot job this season.
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Last year, the Patriots had a much more established backup plan as they could simply turn to Danny Amendola to be their mismatch-creating quick wide receiver and Brady’s go-to guy in the slot. They also had a shiny new No. 1 big-play target in Brandin Cooks.

Veteran defensive lineman Frostee Rucker is signing with the Raiders, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The 34-year-old Rucker played the last five years for the Cardinals and started all 16 games last year, but he hasn’t drawn a lot of interest in free agency this year.

Before playing for the Cardinals, Rucker spent one season with the Browns and six seasons with the Bengals before that.

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On Tuesday, Paul Allen of KFAN and the Vikings Radio Network will join the show for an extended chat. Or at least until I piss him off enough to get him to hang up.

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The Yankees decided to push back their rotation a day following Thursday’s rainout against the Orioles at Camden Yards.

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Other options include two top prospects Justus Sheffield and Chance Adams Josh Rogers, an under-the-radar prospect performing well at Triple-A, and Adam Warren, whom manager Aaron Boone all but ruled out before Thursday’s rainout. Boone said the team would prefer to use a traditional starter instead of option for Warren, a former starter-turned-reliever.

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Freddie Mitchell uses NBA Finals to remind everyone of his feud with Donovan McNabb

LeBron James had Cleveland Cavaliers teammate J.R. Smith’s back after Smith’s much鈥揹iscussed blunder at the end of regulation in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

We got to move on, James told reporters, per ESPN. This game is over and done with. We had opportunities. I would never give up on J.R. That’s not my M.O. I don’t give up on any of my players, any of my teammates, so I don’t think that even needs to be said.

Such support apparently was not a hallmark of the Philadelphia Eagles’ locker rooms of the early 21st century, at least according to former wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, who used the occasion of Smith’s momentary lapse of reason to remind everyone that he’s still mad at Donovan McNabb, his former quarterback.

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Such are the heart-pounding, hair-pulling, lump-in-the-throat emotions of bettors of all 32 NFL teams inside every NFL stadium or in front of their televisions or iPhones or listening on radio on Any Given Sunday, Monday night, Thursday night or Saturday.

New York Congressman blasts the Jets over anthem stance

It’s official: The NFL’s new national anthem policy did not make things better. It made things worse.

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league’s new anthem policy, he hoped to placate those on the right, who have insisted that players should stand, while not alienating those on the left by allowing players to remain in the locker room if they didn’t want to stand on the field while the anthem played. But Goodell took immediate criticism from the left for seeming to turn his back on players who wanted to make a political statement.

But the NFL isn’t pushing the angle that it’s bad for business to stifle the protests, because the NFL continues to choose not to heed the opinions or complaints from those who believe that peaceful protest can be respectful to the military, an appropriate tactic for bringing attention to legitimate public grievances, and ultimately an exercise of one of the many freedoms that Americans have fought and died for from the day the founding fathers decided to no longer bow to the heavy-handed rule of the King of England.

Yes, voluntary workouts are voluntary. But they’re not really voluntary, and Brady knows it. For him to being living it up (and given the heavy ad presence on the video, raking it in) when his football team is trying to get the most out of precious few OTAs in advance of precious few training-camp practices, chances are that coach Bill Belichick will be even more miffed when he sees this.

Yet Scotland-Williamson understands he can’t rush things. That’s why he’s grateful the opportunity didn’t arise until his mid-20s. Spending four years as a professional rugby player taught him how to deal with bumps in the road.

I have a better perspective, he said. Especially with this where you’re going to get your butt kicked every day for a while until things start clicking. You have to have quite thick skin, so that’s helped.

So does a bit of a thick head. When he told his parents he was putting his rugby career on hold to give football a try, his father balked.

I had to give him a massive sales pitch, Scotland-Williamson said.