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Coach Brett Brown says 76ers and Joel Embiid ‘very unified’ in handling of his injury

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Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said on Tuesday that the organization, Joel Embiid, his representatives and team doctors are very unified in how Embiid’s injury is being handled.
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Internally among the Sixers, there is optimism that Embiid will return when the series is in Miami, although it’s unclear whether he will play in Game 3 on Thursday, according to sources.

Embiid was expected to practice with the team on Tuesday, participating in shooting drills and other non-contact activity. His presence on the practice floor was encouraging to Brown, who added that Embiid was progressing toward being cleared for contact.

The Capitals won at Nationwide Arena after Columbus won the first two games — both in overtime — in Washington. It was the Capitals’ turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets’ home ice, to pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

It means a ton, a win like this after playing for that long, Eller said. I’m sure they feel a lot more tired in that room than we are feeling right now. It gives you a lot of energy. It’s going to be a battle again in Game 4.

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The Blue Jackets had never led a playoff series until Thursday night. With Bob locked in like never before in the Stanley Cup playoffs, they’re two victories away from advancing to Doug Flutie Authentic Jersey the second round for the first time in franchise history.

I would say your career is a journey and you learn some things here and there, Bobrovsky said. It doesn’t matter what’s in the past. When we’re gonna play third game, it doesn’t matter what happen tonight. Each moment is huge right now, and you just have to be ready.

Burrell is the third offensive lineman to transfer from Ohio State this offseason, joining Jack Wohlabaugh and Kevin Feder.

The most serious charges against Jets receiver Robbie Anderson from a Jan. 19 incident in Sunrise, Fla., have been dropped, but he still faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving, according to Andy Slater at 940 AM WINZ in Miami.

Anderson, 24, allegedly shot past a marked police car at 105 mph in a 45-mph zone, running two red lights. After finally coming to a stop, Anderson, according to the police report, told the officer he would find the officer’s wife and “f–k her.’’ The report also stated Anderson accused the officer of trying to “ruin his fun.’’

Jack told me, “Just be ready for the opening kickoff.” And as the ball is being kicked, I said, “You have to be careful here. Indianapolis is last in the league this year in covering kicks, and it’s fielded by Devin Hester at the 7.” I’m thinking Jack Whitaker, and I’m thinking Jack Whitaker as Hester gallops 93 yards for the touchdown, the first-ever opening kickoff return touchdown in Super Bowl history. I’m not into calls, but that might be my favorite call of my career, because Jack Whitaker foreshadowed this two weeks in advance and told me to be ready for it! And there was Hester galloping 93 yards for the touchdown, and every step of the way I was thinking of Jack Whitaker, God bless you.

Do you know how many big men Lillard has buried with his lefty hesitation dribble? Davis sticks with him and then swallows Lillard’s shot.

Lillard and McCollum could not get comfortable attacking Davis in the pick-and-roll. He intruded into their space, and even when he was perhaps a step too far toward the paint, Davis closed like a demon with those preposterous arms.

It is no coincidence Lillard got his cleanest off-the-bounce looks when Davis rested. New Orleans didn’t even play bad defense on those shots. Lillard just has more room, and cleaner sight lines, when Mirotic or Cheick Diallo is the one lunging at him.

Related: Gentry has to be careful sitting Jrue Holiday and Davis together! New Orleans was minus-4 in two such minutes in Game 1.jets_052

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Mariners: LHP James Paxton (0-1, 5.74) opens a four-game series Monday against the Astros. Paxton tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in his last start at Kansas City.
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Last year, it was kind of like a dark spot, I guess. Anything that would go bad, immediately terrible thoughts would pop in my head and just keep getting me further and further down, and there were times I couldn’t get out of it, Manaea said. Where I am now, solo home runs aren’t going to kill you. That’s just kind of the mindset.
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The homer was one of just two hits allowed by Manaea (2-2). It was the third time in four starts this season he has lasted at least seven innings, and he’s allowed two runs or fewer in each outing.

I don’t know where we’d be without him at this point, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. He saves the bullpen. He’s pitched great and won games for us. He’s had a heck of an April, for sure.

Blake Treinen finished with a four-out save as the Athletics ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak and avoided a series sweep.

Lowrie provided all the offense the A’s needed with his homer in the first, which came after an odd play when a balk call was revered.

Marcus Semien singled and then appeared to get picked off first base before a balk was called on Hernandez. After the umpires huddled, the balk was called off and Semien returned to first. Lowrie followed with his fourth homer, giving Oakland a 2-0 lead.

Mahle has never faced the Brewers.

The Reds could go into the series finale without catcher Devin Mesoraco after he suffered a bruised wrist Tuesday night.

Brewers starter Junior Guerra hit Mesoraco with a pitch in the second inning but Mesoraco remained in the game until the sixth, when Tucker Barnhart took over behind the plate.

X-rays revealed no fracture, and Price said Mesoraco will be examined again Wednesday morning.

We’ll see how he is tomorrow, if there’s some things he can do for us off the bench, Price said. I think he’ll be able to catch and do Jay Ajayi Authentic Jersey whatever he needs back there but we’ll see how he can handle the bat.

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (strained right lat) has resumed throwing off a mound and could be back next month.

Rays: Cash said RHP Nathan Eovaldi (right elbow surgery) may return in late May. … 1B Brad Miller (strained left groin) is expected to start a minor league rehab assignment this week.

OBJ won’t be off the market until he signs a long-term deal

Plenty of questions still linger regarding whether the Giants will trade receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Some think he’ll be traded. Some think we won’t be traded. (Some think both.)
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The Mansfield Police Department interviewed Bailey Tuesday and confirmed Boykin was under investigation. Bailey’s the same woman who was with Boykin when the car they were in backed into a nightclub. She said that happened because they were fighting in the car. He was charged with possession of marijuana and public intoxication, but those charges against him were dropped last month.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones met with Bryant for roughly 20 minutes on Friday, as Jones made the move without offering Bryant a pay cut. The Cowboys saved $8.5 million against the salary cap by cutting Bryant, the franchise’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions.

Prescott was at The Star working out with teammates when the news came that Bryant had been released.

Dez is going to be a hard guy to replace, Prescott said. He’s a talented guy, so he’ll be missed.
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Prescott was one of the captains last season, along with Jason Witten, Sean Lee, Tyrone Crawford, Dan Bailey and Orlando Scandrick, who was released earlier in the offseason.

Packers receiver arrested for making bomb joke at airport

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While not quite on the level of shouting fire! in a crowded theater, whispering bomb in an airport apparently will get a guy arrested.
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Packers receiver Trevor Davis learned that lesson the hard way. According to TMZ, Davis was arrested at LAX after making a joke at the luggage counter about having a bomb in his bags.

If Buffalo doesn’t do anything with its higher first-rounder, one can assume at least two quarterbacks will be off the board within the top 11 picks. USC’s Sam Darnold to the Browns at No. 1 is not yet a lock, but at worst, he would be gone at No. 2. The Jets moved up to No. 3 with the likely intention of taking either UCLA’s Josh Rosen or Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.
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They’re not going to cheer for that, Stanton said. So what do you expect?

As in his final at-bat, there was a runner on base during Stanton’s eighth-inning strikeout. That was one of three at-bats Sunday in which he failed to put the ball in play with a runner on base.

Today was a good day for us, Morris said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t average. I saw some great things. I saw some things that make me want to go home and drink heavily.

Morris was originally hired by Bruce Arians, so who knows, this might have been part of the plan.

Strength coaches are, by nature, an eccentric sort (Morris apparently doesn’t like wearing shoes). Sam Martin Jersey But he said it’s hard to gauge what kind of shape players will be in when they arrive.

Asked what would potentially send him to the bottle early, he replied: Seeing some of our skill guys dragging. Fatigue is always going to be a factor in everything. I’m not a fan of personal terrorists. Everybody knows that.

Le’Veon Bell may be ready to follow in Kirk Cousins’ footsteps

Le’Veon Bell‘s comment on Thursday that he feels like Pittsburgh treats him as a villain suggests that he might not be in Pittsburgh much longer. And if he’s approaching this season with an eye toward leaving Pittsburgh a year from now, he has a role model he knows well: Kirk Cousins.

But if Bell doesn’t feel wanted in Pittsburgh and doesn’t think the Steelers are willing to pay him the kind of money he deserves on a long-term deal, the best way to find out what he’s worth on the open market is to do exactly what Cousins did: Play out his rookie contract, sign the franchise tender twice, and then hit free agency. Bell wouldn’t get the kind of contract Cousins got because no running back is going to get a quarterback contract in today’s NFL. But Bell could re-set the market for running backs by hitting the market in a year.

Via TheBigLead.com, Boston Sports Journal has crafted an intriguing bit of (mostly) speculation regarding the possibility of the Patriots trading Gronkowski. Citing a “Bill Belichick-friendly source” (that’s the first time “Belichick” and “friendly” ever have been used in the same breath), Greg Bedard suggests that, when circumstances force the Patriots head coach to contemplate life without a given player, the Patriots head coach begins to warm up to the idea of not having the player.

Bedard identifies the Rams and 49ers as potential destinations. The compensation for Gronkowski, who has two years left on his current contract and may have only one year of football left in his career, isn’t clear. Let’s assume that the Patriots could get a first-round pick for Gronk.

If that’s the case, there’s no reason for the Patriots to finalize the deal now. Whether it’s the Rams at No. 23, the 49ers at No. 9, or anyone else, the goal would be to acquire the pick not four weeks in advance of the draft but when the pick is on the clock. This would prevent the Patriots from being leapfrogged by a team that successfully guesses its intentions for the pick.
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Skoglund may get nod for Royals vs. Mariners

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Skoglund is listed as the Kansas City Royals pitching probable for the second game of the series against the Seattle Mariners.

It has been 23 days since Skoglund was last seen on the mound. That would be March 17, when he went four innings in a spring training game against the Texas Rangers, a 7-6 Kansas City victory. He was scheduled to pitch on March 26, the exhibition finale in Omaha, but bad weather cancelled the contest.

While this will be Skoglund’s first appearance against Seattle, Mariners starter Felix Hernandez will be making his 15th career start against Kansas City.

Authentic Malcolm Subban Jersey Hernandez is 5-6 with a 3.05 ERA, allowing 32 earned runs over 94 1/3 innings. He is 2-4 with a 3.00 ERA in seven career starts at Kauffman Stadium. Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is 7-for-22, .318, off Hernandez. Alex Gordon is 4-for-27, .148, off Hernandez, but likely won’t be in the lineup. Gordon has a groin strain that kept him out of the lineup Monday in a 10-0 Royals’ rout and he will likely miss another couple of games.

We don’t want to push it this early, especially in this type of weather, Yost said.

The Mariners will be without first baseman Ryon Healy, who went on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain. He suffered the injury in a post-game conditioning workout Saturday. After an MRI in Minneapolis, he returned to Seattle to confirm the results with Mariners orthopedist Dr. Edward Khalfayan.

I haven’t heard the findings, Mariners manager Scott Servais said. The doctor wanted to take a look at it himself. We’ll just have to wait and see how it moves along.

The M’s promoted right-hander Chasen Bradford from Triple-A Tacoma to replace Healy. Bradford’s addition gives Seattle a nine-man Authentic Luc Snuggerud Jersey bullpen. Bradford pitched three scoreless innings against the Royals in the series opener.

McDaniels said a conversation with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick while he was cleaning out his office convinced him to stay in Foxboro. And though no promises were made regarding his future with the team, a pay raise and a good heart-to-heart made him rethink the move.

Martin hits go-ahead homer, Blue Jays beat White Sox 4-2

Josh Donaldson and the Blue Jays followed a recent formula to play a winning tune against the Chicago White Sox.
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Russell Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Donaldson and Aledmys Diaz each had a solo shot and the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 4-2 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

I had hit the whistle a couple of times hard before he went to the plate and he responded, Boston said. You can pin that homer on me.

Boston said the Royals also have demonstrated a dislike for his whistle, the same kind used by football, basketball and hockey referees.
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Welington Castillo went deep twice for the White Sox, his sixth career multihomer game and third straight against Toronto. Castillo hit five home runs against the Blue Jays in 2017, his highest total against any opponent.

Seung Hwan Oh (1-0) got the win despite allowing Castillo’s second homer, a tiebreaking shot in the top of the seventh.

Ryan Tepera pitched the eighth and Roberto Osuna finished for his second save.

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He has nasty stuff, Martin said. When he’s able to command the strike zone and get some early strikes, it’s really tough on those hitters.

Diaz added an insurance run with a first-pitch drive off Farquhar in the eighth.

He left two pitches up and they were able to put good swings on them and get them out of the ballpark, White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.

Lopez allowed one run and two hits in six innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out six.

The Cooks deal is the latest move by Snead to stock his contending team with proven talent.

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In four seasons, Beckham has caught 313 passes for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns while averaging 14.1 yards per reception. He has been named to three Pro Bowls.

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You could feel the energy in the stadium, Pillar said.

Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams and Patriots have talked about a deal involving Cooks over the last month and that the Rams preferred it to continuing to pursue a possible deal for Beckham.

The 24-year-old moves to a team featuring a quarterback with whom he is familiar (thanks to sharing representation via Rep1 Sports) and one that was in need of another deep threat after the departure of Sammy Watkins. Cooks brings his top-end speed and big-play ability to a receiving corps that now features targets for every level of the field, and does so affordably in 2018, as he’s in the fifth and final year of his rookie deal (due $8.5 million).

Most of that occurred this offseason on the defensive side, but Cooks now stands to make Los Angeles’ offense a complete threat that is fully capable of taking advantage of Jared Goff ‘s arm.

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Further, this puts a lot of pressure on Babe keeping his personal life together and could strain his relationship with you. Babe has not been what you’d call obedient to his managers. When Carrigan imposed a rule prohibiting eating during the game, Babe sneaked around the rules, stashing food in the clubhouse for midgame snacks. That, and his late-night activity, might have worked when he wasn’t playing in three-quarters of games, but his lack of focus and his resistance to authority could get out of hand if you partially accede to his demands here. He might, for instance, decide he doesn’t want to pitch on his regular schedule anymore, leading to the sort of distractions that can cost you your clubhouse.

Back in 2016, Bell piled up 336 touches in just 12 games—an average of 28 touches a contest. Over the span of an entire 16-game slate, that would put Bell well over 400 touches.

The historical data for running backs who go over even 370 touches in a season is not kind. Most regress. Many get hurt—and Bell has played in 16 games only once in five years.

Bell was able to buck the historical trend with a huge year in 2017. Doing so again in 2018 would be even more of an anomaly.

And if Bell misses significant time, the Steelers’ chances of making it to the Super Bowl are kaput.

Over the past two seasons, Babe has been one of the three best pitchers in baseball and clearly the best left-hander. Only two pitchers have thrown more innings: Walter Johnson and Pete Alexander. Only two pitchers (Alexander and Eddie Cicotte) have lower ERAs than Babe. In that time, Ruth has allowed just two home runs, in 650 innings, the lowest rate of any pitcher.

Shurmer noted Marshall has yet to pass a physical, and is trying to get healthy. Marshall saw action in just five games last year because of an ankle injury. He struggled in those contests, registering just 154 receiving yards and no touchdowns while making a couple of critical drops. The 33-year-old has no guaranteed money for 2018, the final season of a two-year, $11-million deal he signed with the Giants as a free agent last offseason. Marshall, who’s never appeared in a playoff game, said at the end of December he wants to play two more seasons.

First off, congratulations on your excellent start to the season. We’re sure you felt some nerves taking on the managerial job in Boston this year, but you’ve guided our club to a 12-5 record and a spot atop the AL standings.patriots_321

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