Jeremy Mincey retires after 9 seasons in the NFL

Defensive end Jeremy Mincey is hanging up after nine seasons in the NFL. The 32-year-old announced his retirement on with a lengthy post on Instagram, where he thanked his fans, former teams and coaches.

“I want to thank the Patriots organization for getting my foot in the Door. The 49rs [sic] for giving me a shot. The Jaguars for grooming me. The Broncos for the Super Bowl experience and the Dallas Cowboys for exploiting my Talents on and off the field.”

“I want to thank the Patriots organization for getting my foot in the Door. The 49rs [sic] for giving me a shot. The Jaguars for grooming Darren Woodson Jersey me. The Broncos for the Super Bowl experience and the Dallas Cowboys for exploiting my Talents on and off the field.”

PITY THE NINERS: 49ers sign Christian Ponder to a one-year deal. Not content with one bust QB from the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the 49ers added Daryl Johnston Jersey a second.

SIEMIAN HAS A SHOT: Trevor Siemian could really be the Broncos starting quarterback. Trevor Siemian is making a serious run at Mark Sanchez in the race to replace Peyton Manning.

ANOTHER BLOW FOR THE BILLS DEFENSE: Bills DT Marcell Dareus suspended four games by NFL. It’s bad news for a Bills defense that has already been hit hard by injuries. Meanwhile, Manny Lawson is facing one-game suspension, too. The 32-year-old linebacker has been accused of domestic violence.

GRONK IS BRUISED: Rob Gronkowski is dealing with a bruise. The All-World tight end left Monday’s practice and was not on the field yesterday because of the injury.

OLYMPIC MOMENT: Robert Quinn is in Rio to watch his sister run the hurdles in the Olympics. Pretty cool moment for the Rams defensive end.

ARIANS HOSPITALIZED: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians taken to hospital in San Diego. He was feeling ill and having stomach pains. The feeling is that it’s nothing major and he’ll be back to work and dropping F bombs soon enough.

Odell Beckham Jr. is ready for cheap shots from the Rams

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher says his players won’t be baiting OBJ. We’ll believe it when we see it.

The Rams say they won’t bait Odell Beckham Jr. Coach Jeff Fisher said the Rams players “have been instructed not to hurt the football team.” I don’t believe it. That’s the kind of 7-9 bullshit the Rams are synonymous with under Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

As for the Giants, Beckham Shea McClellin Jersey says he’s ready for the late hits given out by the Rams defensive backs. “You do expect it,” Beckham said. “I always say stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.”

There’s a history between the Rams Sherrick McManis Jersey and Beckham. A late hit by the Rams on Beckham started a brawl on the sidelines between the two teams back in 2014.

The Giants-Rams game starts at 9:30 a.m. ET, and you can catch it on the NFL Network or a few places online.

While the other Giants receivers were running routes with quarterback Eli Manning prior to the game, Beckham was working with the training staff. He didn’t look comfortable according to Adam Schefter, and spent more time talking to the head coach and general manager.

The question now is just how much Beckham will play and how effective he’ll be against the Rams.

Beckham will also have to contend with a Rams defense known for taking some cheap shots and trying to bait players like Beckham. He’s said that he’s prepared for whatever they bring, and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has said that they won’t bait him. But we’ll see.

He’s coming off a career game last week where he scored twice and racked up 222 receiving yards against the Ravens. His 581 receiving yards this season rank fifth in the NFL.

Giants sign Robbie Gould to replace Josh Brown. Brown didn’t travel with the team to London, but the newly signed Gould did. Meanwhile, the Giants still haven’t cut Brown.

The dink and dunk passing game got the Packers offense moving again. Rodgers averaged just over 5.8 yards per attempt on Thursday night against the Bears — 326 yards on 56 attempts — which is a long way from what we’re used to seeing from Rodgers. His career average of 7.9 yards per attempt. But it was EXACTLY what the Packers offense needed to get going.

Davante Adams might be the answer to Aaron Rodgers’ struggles. Adams helped solve Rodgers’ offensive troubles, at least for one night.

We have equality everything, why not religion too?

A TINY bit. Next, he won’t be the only one jabbing a finger toward the heavens after a successful slant route. It’s a fact that as the get bigger, do the onfield gestures. Nobody raises their hands to the sky August ’cause not even God gives a shit about the preseason; that’s when He vacations with J. Blige. Regardless of who gets a confetti shower and embroidered shirt after the Super Bowl, is still going to be thanking the Lord for lead blocking. And for liking him more than Jon Kitna.. —— Cameron Frye:, or the notorious G.O.D. could probably care less about. you’re not the Super Bowl because of – you’re there because the West sucks and they needed a team to represent your Duke Johnson Jersey division. If a group of retarded helmet kids had a better record than the Cardinals, they’d be there. But you do have Leinert there – you’re not that far off. had as much to with your success as he did when Mystikal wrote ‘Shake Ya Ass’. Actually, that’s not true. We all know J.C. was a big ass. Growing up Catholic, I’ve had suspicions on whether or not there was a God.

I mean, if there was a God, would Dwayne Bowe Jersey have played the entire instead of gallivanting around with and a bum knee and talking to Canadian radio shows about his homemade aspercream. If there was a God I wouldn’t have gone to prom stag and woke up naked & hung over from a night of binge drinking Parrot Bay some seedy motel room next to someone ‘s date. And most importantly, do you honestly think would let a team with a 9 record participate the Super Bowl? If you want me to be convinced there is a higher power, let Leinert play next ; then I’ll believe there’s a God and know he has a sense of humor too. —— : Church and State, God and Country, Piety and Pigskin? Why not? The Lord’s Prayer was read on the White House steps during the inauguration of our new President. Statesman invoked blessings from the heavens for our country and president. And if anyone can use a few blessings, it’s Barack Obama. Think of it this way, wasn’t our little country founded by a bunch of scared, hungry immigrants who fled their own lands because of religious oppression? Doesn’t every one of our nation’s most sacred documents and most famous speeches contain some sort of spiritual recognition of bequest? why wouldn’t we it the greatest American past time; sports. We’re religious peoples. Okay, a MANY religion religious peoples. I ‘t necessarily mind seeing a player spike a touch down and drop to his knees and throw his hands to the heavens as long as it only lasts a brief moment. But seriously, wouldn’t it be freakin’ amazing if there was a little equality?

We have equality everything, why not religion too? How about someone doing a post-game presser and thanking Satan for amazing tackle that splays a player out unconscious? Wouldn’t that be awesome? Thank you oh Dark Lord for laying waste of opponent. Or how about thanking Mercury for the speed to run a race past 3 non-believing runners. I’d like to thank Thor for the power of the Gods that I might press that 800 lbs and not crush spinal column. What happened to those religions? They were fun. No, we’re down to just a few popular deities. Put your hand your pocket and pull out a dollar. Does it not say In God We Trust? Maybe it should say In God We Believe? We’re told to be thankful for the little things that come our way each day. Sometimes those little things are the things we have worked our lives to achieve: a home run, a touch down, a game winning goal. When we have something other than ourselves, we remember to thank something higher. It’s not a bad thing.

I think he communicates great with players

PEORIA, Ariz. — When Chip Hale took over as manager of the D-backs last, he knew the first thing he had to change was what was then a culture. It’s the same for Green, a Hale acolyte and Arizona’s third-base coach last, who’s now taking that same approach his first year managing the Padres. The Padres have had Colin Wilson Jersey one winning since 2007 and haven’t been to the postseason since 2006. Green is their third manager less than a year. Chip has been a profound influence life; I’ve never been shy about saying that, said Green, just as the Padres took the field for their fifth workout under the new manager at the Peoria Sports Complex on. He was first manager professional baseball, he was a coach of mine the big leagues, he managed me Triple-A, and he hired me on a League staff for the first time. His work ethic is unmatched. He gets after it every single day. Those things I’ll take from him, and there is a large dose of other things I’ll take from other people. • Training: | | Hale was a third-base coach the Majors under with the D-backs and had the same position with the Mets under Collins. Before managing Arizona, he spent three years as ‘s bench Craig Smith Jersey coach Oakland. Add six seasons of managing the Minor Leagues and Hale was ready to hit the managing. He quickly earned the respect of the players and turned around a team that lost 98 2014 under Kirk Gibson by 15 wins. Likewise, Green comes to San Diego with a similar goal if not the same level of experience. At 38, he managed four years the D-backs’ system and only has had that single big league under Hale as a coach. Green could be a good one. ‘s going to be a great manager, Hale said after the D-backs finished their workout at nearby Salt River Fields. I had him when he came out of Kentucky, and right away you could see he was interested all aspects of the game. He was a leader on the field, like having another coach. And last year, he did a wonderful job for us.

I think he communicates great with players. He knows the game as well as anybody. With all that mind, Green was hired by the Padres on Oct. 29 after exhaustive search, and he is following behind a pair of well-liked managers Black and Pat Murphy. The Padres underperformed last, 88 and finishing 18 behind the Dodgers the National League West. They were 32 and six behind the Dodgers before the of 15 when management decided to pull the plug on Black after eight-plus seasons. The spiraled downward after that. Green came knowing he had some work to do and fences to mend. He spent a lot of time the offseason talking to of the players. In the early going, they like what they’re hearing. ‘s been great, said Tyson, the right-hander Green quickly made ally by naming him the Opening Day starter. He’s super organized and very intelligent. He’s working hard out here and he’s really challenging us. We’ve always had great people here San Diego and it’s always been a good vibe the clubhouse. The fact of the matter is we weren’t a winning ballclub. We have to overhaul the culture if we want any success here for the term. Green is a University of Kentucky graduate finance and, like Black, is one of the rare big league managers with a college degree.

His D-backs pedigree runs this deep: At Kentucky, Green was a teammate of Webb, one the top pitchers club history, and the D-backs selected Green with their 24th-round pick the 2004 Draft. Green played for Hale Rookie ball and then again as he bounced back and forth between the big leagues and Triple-A Tucson from 2004. Ultimately, Green played only 140 Leagues for the D-backs and Mets — 136 of them for Arizona — batting.200. He had 46 League hits. Similarly, Hale was a middle infielder who played 333 for the Twins and Dodgers, batting.277 with 159 hits. Green began climbing his way up the D-backs’ organizational ladder after retiring 2009 as a player, managing two seasons of Rookie-level ball and two more at Double-A before Hale became the club’s manager for the 2015 and brought Green back to the Majors as his third-base coach. Like Hale last year, Green has hit the running hard, trying to make the most of this opportunity. When asked specifically what it meant to change the Padres’ culture, Green said: What I learned this offseason when I spent a lot of time with these guys is that inside of them there’s a lot of really good ideas. You ‘t change culture by yourself or with one great speech on Feb. 24. Ultimately they forget that speech, but I told them to draw out the good things inside of them, to force them to take a measurement of leadership and ownership of this team. You change the culture when those guys who are out there stretching want to own the team, to be a part of something different, something that’s bigger than themselves.

Menu Karlos Dansby took his second interception of the day 35 yards to the house

Toronto answered with two runs the third inning on a ground-rule double by Donaldson and RBI groundout by Bautista. But Kansas City put the game out of reach with four runs the seventh, three more the eighth Thomas Rawls Jersey and two more the ninth. Royals starter was pulled after 4 3 innings, having allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out four and handed a 5 lead to the Kansas City relievers. Game 5 of the ALCS — a potential clincher for the Royals — is Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET at Rogers Centre.

Menu Karlos Dansby took his second interception of the day 35 yards to the house. AP Photo David FR25496 AP It’s not often that you pick off Peyton Manning three times and return one for a touchdown, but still lose. The Browns managed to do that Sunday against the visiting Broncos, falling to 2 on the season. was even able to overcome linebacker Barkevious Mingo’s interception of Manning on the first series of overtime. — NFL October 18 Karlos Dansby had the other two interceptions for the Browns. He returned this one in the fourth quarter 35 yards to the end zone to give a 20 lead. — NFL October 18 Just Tony McDaniel Jersey 16 seconds later, this happened, and went right back on top. – NFL October 18.

Dreger also reported that prior to Weber’s signing, the Red Wings, San Jose, the New Rangers and Philadelphia were involved trade talks with the Predators for the 6-foot-4-pound defenseman. Nashville has seven days to match the offer. If it declines it receive four first-round picks as compensation, if the average annual salary is $8,976 or higher. If it is between $6,781 and $8,976, the Predators would receive two first-round picks, a second and a third. .Weber, a two-time Trophy finalist as the NHL’s top defenseman, was a restricted free agent after his one-year, $7 million deal, awarded through arbitration, expired after the . Weber, 26, had 19 goals and 49 points last . If the Predators match the offer sheet, which surely is heavily front-loaded, they wouldn’t be able to trade Weber for one year, as per the current collective bargaining agreement.

The Red Wings, under general manager Holland, have never tendered offer sheet to a restricted free agent. Holland has said he believes it’s pointless, since the player’s team almost always matches. Detroit desperately needs a top pair defenseman after Nicklas Lidstrom retired. The Red Wings made a big push for Weber’s former teammate, Suter, offering him a 13-year deal worth $88 million, but he signed instead with the Minnesota Wild for $98 million over 13 years. There are no more high-end defensemen on the free-agent market, forcing the Red Wings to fill that void through a trade. The Red Wings also are seeking a top-six winger. They offered New Jersey’s Zach Parise a 13-year deal worth $73 million, but weren’t even the ball park. He joined Suter Minnesota for the same amount .

Greene Television presenter and DJ Mike Smith is locked a legal battle

Greene Television presenter and DJ Mike Smith is locked a legal battle with one of TV’s best-known agents over a lucrative deal that his sister–law, Greene, has secured on American TV. Roseman, who represented Jill Dando and currently acts as agent for Fern Britton, has launched an action to wrest what he claims is his rightful fee for negotiating Greene’s new job on the National Geographic Channel.

Greene, who is Jimmy Hayes Jersey the sister of Smith’s wife , makes her debut on the channel today as part of a year- deal to present a live daily 60-minute magazine. However, the Roseman Organisation claims it is owed a 15% cut of her fee from the station. the court papers, filed December, Roseman is demanding that the value of Greene’s deal is disclosed, then paid complete with interest payments and legal costs. Smith, who stepped to advise Greene, said she was very distressed over the action and they intended to defend it vigorously.

His claims have no foundation and we submit our defence before the deadline of January 24, he said. This is a Loui Eriksson Jersey fantastic break for , he added. Mr Roseman said: It’s simple.

She had a contract with us. We put her forward for the job and as a result she was offered the position. She’s had a contract with us for some years. The court papers reveal National Geographic was also considering hiring GMTV presenter Kate Garraway but she turned down the position.

The NAACP was contacted the morning of the shooting by the family, and we have been involved ever since, has said. What: Meeting lead by the Muskegon branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to discuss the shooting of – , 23, who was killed Sept. 23 during a confrontation with a Muskegon police officer. When: 6 p.m. Tuesday. Where: Community Church, 446 Ada, Muskegon.

Why Warriors want to win — but not too much

As the Golden State Warriors embark on what is, at the very least, the most hyped season in the NBA since the beginning of the Miami Heat’s Big Three era, there is an irony to this campaign: It’s the drum roll for a team that won’t really try to live up to the hype.

“It’s obviously a very serious, important issue,” said Lakers first-year head coach Luke Walton. “I think something needs to be done. This country is too great to have happen what keeps happening. What that is, we’ll decide as a group and continue to talk about what we can do.

“But I think, most importantly, it’s what we get behind as an organization, individually and as a team. I know a lot of the media runs with what happens during the national anthem, which is a very big subject, because it’s touchy from both sides. But to me, it’s about what kind of change can we make. And that comes from getting with organizations that are in action within the community and giving out time, money and whatever else we can to help this problem get fixed.”

Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. said players discussed possibly locking arms and that the team’s coaching staff and front office said they’ll support the players’ decision.

“Obviously, something needs to be done about this in the United States today,” Nance said. “But as far as my stance, we as a team are currently in discussions of what we’re going to do as a group, as a whole. That’s something that I think the brand of the Lakers can really make an impact on.”

As forward Julius Randle added, “I think definitely there’s a way for us to all get together and making an impact on what’s going on. Guys need to say something, and something needs to be said.”

Oh, the team with two former MVPs — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant — will certainly compete. The Warriors will also seek to play well on a nightly basis. What they will not do, however, is try for another wins record, after an NBA-record 73 victories last season. So, 74 wins isn’t the goal this season, even if it’s somehow plausible with this unprecedented collection of talent.

Could the Warriors have had a dominating postseason if they’d relinquished a dominating regular season? We will never know. Some choices only look like choices in retrospect. For much of the season, the San Antonio Spurs were right there, challenging for the top seed. And when the Spurs finally fell back, history was so tantalizingly attainable. At that point, going for 73 wins was less a decision than a calling.

In any event, the Warriors never looked quite as good as they did in the first half of last season. So the goal this season is to perhaps reverse that process, to build strength as opposed to eroding it. There’s also the more obvious, basic goal — the one head coach Steve Kerr kept insisting was all that mattered to him last season.

As Green put it, “Obviously our goal every year is to come out and get the No. 1 seed. And the most important goal is to win a championship. I think there definitely may be bumps in the road; it’s not going to be all great like a lot of people think it is. And some people think it isn’t. I know it’s going to take some time for us to adjust. I’m looking forward to that. A lot of people think if we even start 19-6, the world is coming to an end.”

Kerr has been making similar statements, as have others in the Golden State organization. It’s a quixotic bid to manage expectations, surely doomed to fail. The Warriors won’t be expected to win 73 again, but a losing streak won’t exactly be forgiven. With Durant in tow, they have more firepower than possibly any team ever. Excuses for losing won’t be forthcoming.

Isaiah Thomas on Hall-of-Famer Allen Iverson: ‘I definitely want to be just like him’

Boston Celtics 5-foot-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas has repeatedly professed his admiration for Allen Iverson and, on the morning of Iverson’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Thomas again gushed about the inspiration that the generously-listed-as-6-foot Iverson provided for him.

“You know how much D-Will loves to dress up,” Devin Harris said, recalling the Halloween party Williams hosted last year, when the point guard went with a “Macho Man” Randy Savage outfit.

There was nothing macho about the uniforms Williams and several Mavs teammates wore Saturday. He named their team GWA (Grannies With Attitude), going with mumus and gray wigs for uniforms.

Williams even convinced Rick Carlisle to wear the uniform while “coaching” from the bench.

The event benefited Williams’ Point of Hope Foundation, which supports autism awareness, education, and research, a cause close to his heart as he is the father of a son with autism.

“If you follow the way [Kaepernick] talks and the message he’s trying to send with his act, from his mouth, he’s not disrespecting veterans. He’s not disrespecting military. That’s not his intention,” Curry said. “He’s obviously continued the act to create a conversation for more social justice and things of that nature. So, I’ve been a part of certain conversations off the grid, and finding different ways to make our community better, especially for African-Americans. And so, that’s not the way that I would do it, but I support him in his attempt to start a conversation or continue the conversation.”

What’s a bit surreal is that nearly a year before their chance encounter, McNulty posted a photo of Thomas muscling his way through traffic during a Celtics game with the caption, “The GOAT.”

During a taped appearance from the Celtics’ practice facility on GMA, Thomas told McNulty, “Thanks for letting me shoot hoops for you the other day” and invited McNulty to be his guest at a game this season.

A stunned McNulty asked, “Are you serious?” Which is what all of his friends have been asking him since last week.

Rookie T.J. Rivera rescues Mets in first start since Aug. 23

WASHINGTON — It took back surgery that ended Neil Walker’s season and a neck injury to Wilmer Flores for T.J. Rivera to get into the lineup Tuesday at second base. The rookie then rescued the New York Mets from what would have been a crushing defeat.

Rivera capped a three-hit, three-RBI night with a solo homer in the top of the 10th against Mark Melancon as the Mets salvaged a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals.

Rivera was starting a major league game for the first time since Aug. 23. He had won the Pacific Coast League batting title in early September before returning upon the completion of Triple-A Las Vegas’ season.

Farrell had 217 million reasons to configure the rotation so that Price is lined up to start the final game of the season if the Red Sox need a win to clinch a playoff berth or the division title. But principal owner John Henry and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski have empowered Farrell since spring training to eschew salaries and contracts as a guide for making personnel decisions, and they aren’t about to change that policy now.

So Price had to earn his way into a Game 162 start — or, if the American League East-leading Red Sox have their druthers, Game 1 of the division series. And after three largely miserable months in which he pitched as poorly as he ever has, endured a proportional amount of criticism, brooded after his worst starts and tried to buoy his spirits by tweeting the sort of uplifting quotes that appear in fortune cookies, the $217 million man finally is pitching like the guy the Sox paid so handsomely to get this past offseason.

The reference, of course, was to a June 8 start in which Price muted the San Francisco Giants for seven innings before giving up a solo homer to little-known rookie Mac Williamson. And that’s how it went for Price through the first half of the season. He gave up five or more runs in five of his first 16 starts, and when he did pitch well, somebody named Mac Williamson was there to ruin everything.

It all began to turn for Price on July 28 in Anaheim. He blanked the Los Angeles Angels for eight innings of what turned out to be an excrutiating 2-1 loss on Hanley Ramirez’s throwing error in the ninth inning. And although he melted down in the seventh inning five nights later in Seattle and gave up six runs (three earned) in only five innings on Aug. 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Price seemed to be gaining confidence.

Reflecting on Tim Tebow’s farcical, ill-fated season with the Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Tim Tebow memories came flooding back Thursday morning upon hearing the news that he’s signing a minor-league contract with the New York Mets. My first thought: Sal Paolantonio will be doing a stand-up any minute now.

Amid the negativity and resistance to Tebow’s being handed a uniform and given an opportunity to take his shot, the natural question is: Why?

Why is it such an affront to the baseball community for a team to take a flier on a 29-year-old mega-athlete who can run a 60-yard dash in 6.7 seconds and hit a baseball 450 feet (albeit in batting practice)?

And what’s so abhorrent about that pursuit generating interest in the game and selling some extra tickets in spring training or Tebow’s first minor league stop? Is Tebow fatigue so rampant and ingrained in the sporting consciousness that we’re not the least bit curious in seeing how this story plays out?

I get it: The chances of Tebow ever making it to the majors are roughly equivalent to that of Jose Bautista and Rougned Odor becoming Facebook friends.

Tebow hasn’t played organized ball since 2005, so he’s 6,000 at-bats and hundreds of hours of backfield development time behind the curve. During his two-hour audition in Los Angeles last week, Tebow looked rigid and mechanical in the outfield and displayed a throwing arm that was surprisingly weak by former Heisman Trophy quarterback standards.

Tebow looks imposing in a form-fitting T-shirt, but that 6-foot-3, 255-pound frame (with 7.3 percent body fat) isn’t doing him any favors. He’s not busting through the line anymore in pursuit of the goal line, so he might want to pare back on the weightlifting.