Kershaw to return for Dodgers, face Mets’ deGrom

Omaha’s loss Saturday night will be a big win for anyone who likes watching two of the best pitchers in baseball face off against one another.

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make a surprising return to the major league rotation Saturday night, when the Dodgers visit the New York Mets in the middle game of a three-game series at Citi Field.

I watched (Corey) Kluber have about a 1.40 ERA for like 12 or 13 starts at the end of one season to win a Cy Young, said Mets manager Mickey Callaway, who was the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians when Kluber locked up the American League Cy Young Award by posting a 1.42 ERA in his final 12 starts last season.

But this is pretty special. You don’t see this often.

Nor do matchups like Kershaw-deGrom happen very often. The clash Saturday night will mark their first regular-season matchup and the second time they’ve opposed one another.

DeGrom picked up the win in the decisive Game 5 of the 2015 National League Division Series when he tossed seven scoreless innings in the Mets’ 3-1 win over the Dodgers and Kershaw, who pitched on three days’ rest and took the loss after giving up all three runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Kershaw was originally scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Oklahoma City against Omaha, but with an uncertain weather forecast in Nebraska, the Dodgers decided to take their chances by having him pitch for the big league team in New York, where scattered thunderstorms are expected.

As you know, when a team isn’t performing as well as they’d like, it makes sense to be open-minded concerning trade scenarios, general manager Dayton Moore told Heyman. But I wouldn’t say we are moving quickly on the trade front.

Teams could be intrigued by royals closer Kelvin Herrera and third baseman Mike Moustakas. Though he’s been struggling this season, Danny Duffy could also entice some teams.

Big MLB trades usually don’t occur until closer to the July 31 trade deadline, but Kansas City appears ready to sell, and teams could soon jump on the opportunity to improve their rosters.

As it turned out, said 19-year-old and said ice-cold hitter proved to be the difference. Harper, batting leadoff for the first time in a month and a half because manager Davey Martinez hoped it would help him be more patient and therefore snap him out of his massive slump, looked as comfortable as he has in weeks. He walked twice, hit a sac fly and laced a double down the right-field line to start the winning rally in the eighth inning. Three batters later, Soto — who has been Washington’s most dependable hitter by far since getting called up from Double-A a month ago — slashed an opposite-field double to the gap in left-center, driving in Harper and Rendon to put the Nats over the top.

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Linebacker Benardrick McKinney has agreed to a five-year, $50 million extension with the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. The deal includes $21 million guaranteed.
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Bernardrick plays a key role in our defense and has been highly productive, but more importantly he is a core player who has developed into a team leader within our program, Texans General Manager Brian Gaine said, via a press release from the team. We are excited to have him a part of our long term future here at the Texans.

Ben McAdoo did not opt to practice against another team in his two years as the head coach. Tom Coughlin spent a few extra days in Cincinnati working against the Bengals prior to the preseason opener in 2015.

The Giants and Lions both head into the season with first-year head coaches. Matt Patricia, the former Patriots defensive coordinator, was a candidate for the Giants’ head coaching job before he was hired by the Lions.

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Ware will work with the Broncos pass-rushers on select days throughout the month, a few times per week, the source said, all in an effort to improve Denver’s pass-rush as the 2018 season approaches.

Ware had already been working with the team this offseason as a guest instructor and also worked with the Cowboys in the same capacity.

Broncos coach Van Joseph told ESPN about Ware’s role with the team earlier this offseason saying:

He’s our pass-rush consultant. Obviously, he played with these guys. They have great respect for DeMarcus. He’s got so much knowledge when it comes to pass-rush, not just for the outside guys but for the inside guys also, like [defensive end Derek] Wolfe and Kevin Gausman Youth Jersey those guys. It was good to have him out here, and hopefully we can get him back in a couple weeks.

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Last season, Grigson worked for the Browns. This season, he’ll work for the Seahawks.

Grigson has since admitted to flaws regarding his (in)ability to work and play well with others.

It’s indeed hogwash that the Patriots had a trade for tight end Rob Gronkowski on the table, that they were ready to proceed, that quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire, and that owner Robert Kraft vetoed the deal. That doesn’t mean the Patriots didn’t explore the possibility of doing a deal.

Per a league source, the Patriots were calling other teams about a possible Gronkowski trade as recently as three days before the draft. Coincidentally (or not), Gronkowski ended nearly three months of uncertainty regarding his future by declaring publicly that he would play in 2018 only two days before the draft.

In addition to having a year of experience at the position to draw on this time around, the Dolphins hope Tunsil will be helped by the addition of a steady veteran presence at left guard in Josh Sitton. If those things don’t do the trick, it could be another long year up front in Miami.

The President downplays the concerns by pretending that the concerns relate only to multi-multi-millionaires. That’s just not the case, and no fair-minded person can reasonably see it that way.

Look, I’m all for the athletes, the President added. I think it’s great. I love athletics, I love sports. But Miikka Kiprusoff Jersey they shouldn’t get the politics involved.

The players didn’t get politics involved. The NFL got the flag involved by forcing the players to leave the locker room for the anthem, Bruce Irvin Jersey and the NFL then got politics involved by giving players the right to protest during the anthem.

Then, politics got involved in football when the President said he’d like to see an NFL owner respond to a protesting player by saying, Get that son of a bitch off the field. He’s fired!

Arik Armstead facing a prove-it season

The 49ers picked up the fifth-year option on Arik Armstead’s contract, but it’s guaranteed only for injury. The defensive lineman has much to prove this season, in his fourth season, after missing 18 games over the past two years.

The 49ers know it. Fans know it. He knows it.

Arik’s going to do a lot of things for us this year, 49ers defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina said. I think he’s more comfortable this year than last year. We tried him at a few spots last year, and I think he’s really starting to feel comfortable at that big end spot and inside pass-rusher on pass downs. I think he has more of a defined role.

How bad were the Raiders at intercepting opposing quarterbacks last season?

Safety Karl Joseph’s interception in Week 14 was the first by a defensive back last season; Sean Smith had two against Dallas the following week, which were the only interceptions by a cornerback all season.

We made a big emphasis on turning the ball over, new Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. Obviously, it’s a big part of what we talk about in our meeting rooms. Turning the ball over, getting it back to our offense. We’ve had some opportunities and you see the guys are getting excited about it. It’s good to see that they’re all running down there, chasing the guy after he intercepts the ball. It’s been good. We’ve gotten our hands on a lot of balls, we just have to catch them more.

The four-time Pro Bowler started all 48 games during his three seasons with the Bills. Incognito, who turns 35 in July, suddenly retired in April, citing health concerns from his personal physician, but multiple reports indicated his contract played a major role. Incognito reportedly asked the Bills to address his contract in the days before he posted I’m done via Twitter.

The Shohei Ohtani Jersey Experience: Keep track of the Angels phenom’s two-way quest

Los Angeles’ pitching/hitting sensation is turning heads with every step. Follow along for the major moments from Ohtani’s big league journey.
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What is known is that the Angels plan to shut Ohtani down from throwing for several weeks to allow his elbow to calm down. On Thursday, Ohtani underwent platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to help alleviate pain and inflammation and to facilitate healing. As Angels general manager Billy Eppler indicated, Ohtani will rest for the first 48 to 72 hours and the team then will initiate a progressive physical therapy regimen. In approximately three weeks, he will Joe Flacco Jersey be re-evaluated to determine the next steps. In Clark Harris Jersey other words, there is no definitive timetable for his return, nor is there any definitive indication that Ohtani is headed for surgery.

Far more common are vague complaints that, frankly, do not sound particularly ominous but still have the potential to be serious: stiffness in the elbow (as Ohtani described), tightness in the triceps (Yu Darvish’s complaint when he exited a spring start for the Rangers in 2015), or tightness in the forearm (Taijuan Walker of the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this spring).

Marlins: 3B Martin Prado has begun light workouts as he recovers from a strained hamstring that sidelined him May 25.

Padres: Clayton Richard (4-6, 4.67 ERA) will start against Miami on Sunday. The Padres have won four of Richards’ last five starts, including a 3-2 victory on May 30 in which he got a no-decision.

Marlins: Fresh of his first win of the season Tuesday in St. Louis, Jose Urena (1-7, 4.60) will start the series finale Sunday. Urena lost his seventh decision in a six-inning, one-run allowed outing against the Padres on May 30.Duffy, 2 relievers combine on four-hitter as Royals top A’s

Yost challenged two calls on the same play in the top of the fourth. With Alcides Escobar at second with two outs, Orlando hit a grounder to A’s shortstop Marcus Semien, who threw wide to first. Escobar tried to score from second on the play. First base umpire Bill Welke ruled that first baseman Matt Olson had applied a swipe tag on Orlando, and home plate umpire Tony Randazzo ruled that catcher Josh Phegley tagged out Escobar. The play at first was overturned and the play at home was upheld after a replay review that lasted 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

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Tom Brady may be skipping organized team activities, but he is still hanging around Gillette Stadium.
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The Patriots quarterback has been throwing passes to wide receiver Dak Prescott Womens Jersey Julian Edelman in the practice bubble at Foxborough on a semi-regular basis, according to Michael Giardi of NBC Sports.

Edelman has been attending team workouts, but Brady has been out and about with other obligations. He was recently seen off the coast of Monaco throwing a football between yachts.

Davis is having a terrible season. I didn’t realize exactly how mind-boggling awful until Wednesday morning when I noted that, despite playing in nearly all the Baltimore Orioles’ games, he had scored just nine runs. I mentioned this on Twitter and one response I can print here came from robj1028, who wrote back, I Andre Iguodala Authentic Jersey feel awkward liking a tweet that I don’t really like the fact presented but there’s no other reaction on Twitter.

At a Detroit-area football camp, Johnson said his dad talked him into playing for another year.

I told him, I was like, ‘Dad, I don’t think I can do it no more.’ I was like, ‘I don’t think I can keep coming out there running miles a day.’ He was like, ‘You think you can get one more?’ I thought about it. … I was like, ‘All right, I can do it one more time, Johnson said, per the Detroit Free Press.

Johnson ended his career after nine seasons, all spent in Detroit, and went on to play in every game during the 2015 season, but said the final few weeks he was so stressed out about how he was going to tell then-coach Jim Caldwell.

Despite the difficult decision, Johnson said he is glad he decided to retire when he did and ruled out any chance of a comeback while explaining issues he has been having with his ankles.

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That’s too low,Miller said. That’s like two games for me. I just think I’m going to score at least eight touchdowns.At least eight touchdowns. The NFL record for touchdown receptions by a rookie belongs to Randy Moss. He scored a mind-boggling 17 times in 1998. Two former Bears Mike Ditka and Harlon Hill each had 12 touchdown catches in their rookie season, good for the third-best rookie total in league history. JuJu Smith-Schuster led all rookie receivers in 2017 with seven scores.

I got a progressive mindset, Agholor said Tuesday as the Eagles began their second week of OTAs. I’m not going to tell you where I’m going to be, but I know I won’t regress. The game plan is to be better. I believe wholeheartedly the only plan is to get better this year. And then go from there.

The most important player, obviously, is Mariota, entering his fourth season with his third head coach (Mike Vrabel) and fourth offensive Womens Albert Wilson Jersey coordinator (Matt LaFleur). If he can (please forgive me) LaFlourish in this new system, the Titans can build on their first playoff win in 14 years. I don’t see it happening, not to the extent necessary, if Davis doesn’t become a top-flight No. 1 receiver in 2018.

That’s a lot to put on a second-year player who was still recovering from ankle surgery a year ago and whose rookie year was largely washed out by recurring hamstring issues. But much was heaped on Davis when the Titans picked him No. 5 overall in the 2017 draft. Expectations of a massive leap — at a position that sees them often in year two — are fair.

This is a pick that absolutely has to be a hit, with the Titans presumably soon to be shelling out massive Keenan Allen Authentic Jersey contracts to left tackle Taylor Lewan, and then Mariota. Beyond that, this is a 2018 receiving corps with one established commodity in Rishard Matthews, an abundance of youth and a lack of depth. The makeup of this roster demands something in the neighborhood of 80 catches and 1,000 yards from Davis.

Tom Brady has been throwing at Gillette Stadium, report says

Tom Brady may be skipping organized team activities, but he is still hanging around Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots quarterback has been throwing passes to wide receiver Julian Edelman in the practice bubble at Foxborough on a semi-regular basis, according to Michael Giardi of NBC Sports.

Yeah, I think at some point, whether you’re a rookie, whether you’re an 11-year guy, there’s always time to learn, there’s always time to share advice and wisdom that’s gained through experience, Stewart said last week. There’s younger guys that might experience things different than I have, so there’s always room for me to learn, too.

Barkley, the prize rookie, and Gallman, the second-year back, might be able to school Stewart as to what the young guys are listening to nowadays and perhaps provide a few social media/technology tips. Stewart has a decade of NFL insight to share and the Giants are banking on that experience overshadowing the wear-and-tear associated with carrying the ball and taking hits during 10 years with the Panthers.

Davis will soon be taking his own team to Las Vegas, and he has to be inspired by the support that the hockey team enjoys, with a standing-room-only crowd in the arena and thousands more outside. If the folks in Vegas will do that for a brand-new hockey team, they’ll likely do the same for one of the most iconic brands in football.

For a city that was excluded from big-time sports for decades due to gambling, the emergence of the Golden Knights combined with the looming arrival of the Raiders and the likely installation of Vegas as a key component of the Super Bowl rotation will make Vegas a major player in the American sports landscape, surely inviting speculation that an MLB and/or NBA team eventually could end up there.

After all, when the games begin, the needless, illegal and game-changing brutality perpetrated against fellow social protesters, topped with public demonstrations of excessive self-regard and taunting — not to mention off-field hassles and crimes to which cops are summoned — weekly show players throwing water on their own fires and convictions.

To that end, continued protests would be counter-productive to players’ earnings as well as the good and welfare of the business that enriches them.

Beyond that, the point has been made. Exploitation of the national anthem — a form of showboating — has grown tired, a faded, feckless fad. Consider that Colin Kaepernick, national symbol for change, was not even registered to vote.

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Here’s to you again, Jon Robinson, one of the brightest young GMs in the game. Evans and Landry can be second-level studs for linebacker-turned-head coach Mike Vrabel, and Dean Pess gets some Ravens-like linebackers. Cruikshank can push for the starting strong safety spot soon. Falk is the ideal athletic developmental backup for Marcus Mariota under Matt LaFleur.

Draft picks: RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State), G Brian Dumoulin Jersey Will Hernandez (UTEP), OLB Lorenzo Carter (Georgia), DT B.J. Hill (NC State), QB Kyle Lauletta (Richmond), DT R.J. McIntosh (Miami)

What a monster first draft in New York for Dave Gettleman. He transformed the Giants’ running game with the banging Barkley-Hernandez combination. He also got good value when landing the types of front-seven players who fit their new 3-4 base defense under James Bettcher, led by Carter’s pass-rush upside. The Giants didn’t forget about QB, either, with Lauletta set to compete with Davis Webb for the right to succeed Eli Manning.

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George Hill added 20 points, and Jeff Green 14 for the Cavs, who lost Love in Alexander Mogilny Jersey the first quarter after he banged heads with Boston rookie Jayson Tatum.
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Love went out with a head injury in the first quarter, forcing Lue to juggle his rotations and keep James on the floor longer than he wanted to. The three-time champion played the first 35 minutes without a break and then endured the final eight while nursing a right leg.

Monmouth Park had planned to begin accepting sports bets on May 28 — Memorial Day. Dennis Drazin, the park’s operator, said state law allows sports betting at casinos and tracks without state regulation made that possible.

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Doing great, Shurmur told Francesa. He’s been here a couple of weeks now, and he’s doing an outstanding job. He looks pretty good to me. Again, fresh eyes, but he looks pretty good to me at right tackle.

Second-round pick Will Hernandez is expected to claim left guard, while veterans John Greco, Patrick Omameh and Jon Halapio are competing for the opposite spot. Greco received initial first-team reps, though, according to The Athletic’s Patricia Traina.

Sweeney said he respects Lesniak and understands his position.

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Drazin said he has no problem waiting.