Bucs release embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo

The Bucs have released embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo, bringing an end to a stint that began with a rookie season that saw the second-round pick serve largely as either a punchline or a punching bag.

The Buccaneers’ second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft missed an extra point and a field-goal attempt in Tampa Bay’s preseason-opening loss to the Bengals on Friday.

Freeman began practice with the team Sunday but left after about an hour and 20 minutes accompanied by a member of the training staff.

The team has ruled Freeman out for its second preseason game Sunday against the Steelers as a precaution, though it remains unclear if he will miss the remainder of the exhibition games as well.

“We were definitely disappointed that it happened,” Quinn said. “But as far as heading into the future, that’s out of my hands in terms of the (doctors). Let them handle that. Let’s just see how it goes. It’s too early to make that — I’ll rule him out for this week for sure but past that? He’s not gonna get a ton of reps this preseason. Nor is Matt (Ryan) or Julio (Jones). We’ve got real competition at running back and I am trying to find out quite a bit about a number of guys so we’ll take it from there.”

The Falcons last week made Freeman the league’s highest-paid rusher with a five-year extension worth $41.25 million. He’s missed just one game in three seasons with Atlanta and is an accomplished pass-catcher with 157 receptions in his career.

They had high hopes for Blackledge as the No. 7 overall pick out of Penn State in the vaunted 1983 QB draft class. Unfortunately, despite some ability to avoid pressure, he went only 12-13 over five years with only a 49.1 completion percentage, 29 touchdowns and a 62.0 rating. At least Blackledge has found a pretty good career as a college football analyst and connoisseur.dolphins_013

Throughout the induction weekend, two things stood out about Raines taking his spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The first is this: He was in Cooperstown representing a city (Montreal) that no longer has a baseball team but desperately wants to be back in the big leagues.

When we played in the golf tournament, I saw a lot of hats, a lot of uniforms and a lot of Expos fans out there. It’s great to see that, Raines said Saturday. We don’t have a team now but I think me being able to go into the Hall as an Expo kind of brings that life back, and hopefully it can get baseball back in Montreal again.
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Joonas Donskoi Elite Jersey It’s fair to say there were more Quebec license plates in Cooperstown than most years. And that wasn’t lost on Raines, who relished going in with an Expos cap on his plaque.

It means a lot. I spent the majority of my career in Montreal. I spent 12 years there, and not only that, my two best friends in baseball, Andre Dawson and Gary Carter, were teammates of mine when my career started, both went in as Expos, he said. I’m pretty sure they felt the same way. We felt like we were Expos. We were drafted by the Expos, we played most of our careers there. … That’s where it started for me, and it’s only fitting that going into the Hall, I’m an Expo.

Justin Thomas is expected to move up to a career-high sixth in the Official World Golf Rankings after his victory Sunday at the 99th PGA Championship. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
It was that potential that convinced Johnson to make the move to Thomas — at Stricker’s urging.

All the while, Spieth was winning the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015 and contending at The Open and PGA. He was winning the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus and being pegged The Boy Wonder, by none other than Thomas.

The two have been playful rivals, but sure, there was a tinge of envy. How could there not be?

Clayton Kershaw feels strong after throwing session

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Kershaw, 15-2 with a 2.04 ERA this season, has been on the DL since July 23 with back tightness.

He’s close, manager Dave Roberts told reporters (via ESPN). I think it just makes sense for us to be cautious. We just don’t want to put ourselves in any situation where there’s a setback. The calendar’s on our side. I know that Clayton resists that. But I think as an organization it’s best for him and best for all of us to err on the side of caution.

There’s no timetable for Kershaw’s return, but the Dodgers would like to have him make four or five starts before the postseason.
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Kershaw told reporters on Tuesday, I don’t feel like I’ve lost much.

Just like Kim, Son once made an appeal to MLB clubs (in 2015), but failed to garner a bid and stayed with the Lotte Giants. Facing free agency this offseason, Son is putting together another strong season by hitting .335/.420/.506 with 13 home runs.

I feel like he has the bat speed and the athleticism to do pretty well over here, Thames said.

Son has hit over .300 in every season since 2010 and has made name for himself for being an undersized-but-gritty-type player. That being said, the biggest knock against him is his size. He’s listed at 5-7 and weighs 185 pounds. It will be interesting to see how MLB scouts view him this fall and offseason.

Rich has told the Cowboys this information

On June 22, Whitehead was in Dallas, per his flight ticket that Rich has a copy of. Whitehead’s United flight left 7:18 am direct to Washington D.C. that morning and landed at 11:30 am – that is 10 hours after the shoplifting crime occurred in Woodbridge, Va.

Rich told the Cowboys he didn’t appear in court because he never received the citation and summons. The reason he didn’t receive the citation and summons is because he wasn’t in the state when the crime occurred, Rich said. Still the Cowboys announced they released Whitehead.

Rich has told the Cowboys this information. He says the plane record speaks for itself. It’s just unfortunate for the kid, Rich said.

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It wasn’t enough to save his job, though. Despite facing no consequences, the two strange incidents were enough for the Cowboys to part ways with the return specialist.

The NFLPA had a small lockout fund in 2011, but it was nothing compared to the $4 billion owners were sitting on thanks to guaranteed television contracts. Eventually, the player’s union got pressure from the inside to get a deal done the last time with the prospect of missing games on the horizon.

After bursting out of the gates as a rookie, Wentz came back down to Earth in the latter half of the season. There are a lot of kinks to work out with Wentz, but that’s supposed to be Adam Gase’s specialty.
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After five straight winning seasons, Dalton posted a losing record with the Bengals for the first time in 2016. At 29, he’s a known commodity at this point, but he’s been fine for Cincinnati and getting him at No. 13 is just fine.

Colin Kaepernick has some of the NFL’s best-selling merchandise even though teams don’t want him

There are 1,696 players on active NFL rosters each season. The way things are going, Colin Kaepernick may not be one of them this year, but that hasn’t stopped people from buying his merchandise. Kaepernick is ranked No. 39 on the NFLPA’s official NFL merchandise Top 50 list, according to Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager.

The trade for Albert carried some inherent risk for the Jaguars because of his injury history. The last full season Albert played without missing time for injuries was in 2011 with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Acquiring Albert was the first big move made by new executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin. The move was originally rumored to be a swap, sending Albert to Jacksonville in exchange for tight end Julius Thomas. In the end, the Jaguars sent the Dolphins a seventh round pick in the 2018 draft for Albert. Thomas was traded to the Dolphins for a late-round pick in the 2017 draft.

Albert was set to make $8.9 million this season. He was under contract through 2018.

Jags could try to recover $3.4 million in bonus money paid by the Dolphins from LT Branden Albert. Gut feeling: They’ve waived that right.

Albert, a two-time Pro Bowler, was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2008 draft and spent the first six seasons of his career in Kansas City. He signed with the Dolphins as a free agent in 2014 and spent two seasons there before being traded to Jacksonville this offseason.

Flyers trade Brayden Schenn to Blues for Jori Lehtera, draft picks

The Flyers and Blues pulled off a big trade during Friday’s NHL Draft, with Philadelphia sending center Brayden Schenn to the Blues for Jori Lehtera, the No. 27 overall pick this year and a conditional first-rounder in 2018.

The Stars organization is honored to host the 2018 NHL Draft during our 25th Anniversary season in Dallas, Stars owner and governor Tom Gaglardi said in a statement. Since our team moved to North Texas prior to the 1993-1994 season, we have been embraced by the community from day one and are lucky to have one of the most passionate fan bases in the NHL.
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Over the past 25 years, we have seen the tremendous growth of our sport through youth hockey programs, community involvement and grassroots efforts in the greater Southwest region. The 2018 NHL Draft will serve as a showcase for the next generation of international NHL talent and celebrate the success of hockey in the state of Texas.

Alex Avila Womens Jersey The Stars finished last season with a 34-37 record that ranked 11th in the Western Conference, though expectations are high for this season after the team added Alexander Radulov, Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal and Marc Methot to their roster.

The 2017 NHL Draft was held in Chicago last month and saw Nico Hischier selected as the top pick to the New Jersey Devils to become the only Swiss player in league history to be drafted first overall.

Emmanuel Mudiay apologizes after ‘ejecting’ Gregg Popovich from game

Emmanuel Mudiay had regrets after trolling Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
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The Nuggets guard apologized for mimicking the official who ejected Pop from Thursday’s game. (Popovich called the official, Zach Zarba, a terrible referee.)

I apologize if I offended some but I didn’t mean no disrespect towards coach Pop, one of the Goat . I’m just trying to have fun.

Should Mudiay really have said he was sorry? He nailed the motion, after all, and Pop isn’t, um, universally loved, so plenty of folks were glad to see all of that happen.

They might not have been glad to see the Spurs, minus Pop, beat the Nuggets 118-104.

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But this is what Cousins needs to remember: He shouldn’t love Sacramento because staying will ensure that his grand-kids never have to work a day in their lives. He should love the Kings because, for better or worse, they’re putting their faith in him that he’ll finally grow up and lead them to the playoffs.

They say there are two kinds of leaders in team sports: good 鈥?arguably the best of the current group starts with LeBron James, who will make his annual visit to Sacramento on Friday night 鈥?and bad, including Cousins. Seven years into his NBA career and turning 27 in August, the Kings are making the ultimate roll of the dice that Cousins can become a good leader. That kind of transformation rarely happens, if ever.

Stars acquire rights to Ben Bishop from Kings in play to solve goalie woes

In a proactive play to fill their biggest offseason need, the Stars on Monday acquired the rights to goalie Ben Bishop in a trade with the Kings, the teams announced.

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The Stars’ precipitous plunge from Western Conference No. 1 seed to NHL bottom feeder this past season was largely attributed to the poor play of Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen, who split time in the crease as the club allowed the second-most goals in the NHL. To address the issue, they found a logical trade partner in the Kings, who happened to have spare Vezina Trophy-caliber talent on hand.

After the expansion draft and entry draft pass, how do you see the rest of the summer playing out for the Devils?
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It’s hard to say because I don’t have the crystal ball and I don’t control a lot of things because, let’s be honest, there are 30 other teams trying to get better. But my goals remain the same since the day I was hired: the things we are doing have to help us not only in the short term, but also in the longer term. If there is a short-term thing, there has to be a real specific reason, whether it’s our culture or a specific role. For us, it’s about creating an identity with speed and passion, and a big part of that is developing our younger players, seeing where they are in training camp. Mikey McLeod (2016 first round pick), it’s either make the team or go back to junior next year. No. 1, though, it’s about having patience and knowing we have assets in terms of draft picks, prospects and cap space. Don’t rush into anything and regret it later.

Knicks reportedly lowering Carmelo Anthony’s value in trade talks with Clippers

The Knicks aren’t asking the Clippers for all that much in return for Carmelo Anthony, according to the New York Daily News.

The report claims New York is attempting to ship Melo to the Clippers, and wouldn’t even ask for one of the big three (Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan) in return. Instead, the report claims a trade would involve one or two of the following: Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick and Austin Rivers.

Thoughts: Leyritz was a Yankees World Series hero in the last year of his career when this deal went down. Westbrook went on to a very solid 13-year career as a reliable starting pitcher, earning an All-Star nod in 2004 with Cleveland. Ledee was a highly touted Yankees prospect, but he’d gotten lost in the shuffle a bit by the time this trade happened. The change of scenery didn’t work, though he did play for six teams after the Yankees, until 2007. Day had a couple solid seasons with the Expos (4.2 rWAR from 2002-04). Henson was well-known — he was the quarterback at Michigan — but he hit just .162 in Double-A for the Reds, who traded him back to New York the next spring. The rest of the players the Yankees dealt away — Melian, Reith, Yarnall, Ford, Meirena, Spurling and Delgado — produced a combined rWAR in the majors of minus-0.8.

Justice was huge for the Yankees in 2000, blasting 20 homers and hitting .305 after the trade, then hit three more homers in the postseason and was named ALCS MVP. Similarly, Hill mashed after the trade — he hit .333 with 16 homers in 40 regular-season games — though he was just 1-for-17 in the postseason. Sojo hit .288 after the trade, and had the game-winning (and World Series-clinching) hit with two outs in the ninth inning of Game 5.


Kyle Korver trade defies the odds in helping Cavs’ present, Hawks’ future

Jan. 7, 2017 is now a day that Kyle Korver and Mike Budenholzer will always remember. It was supposed to be a normal day, but men’s lives, as well as the makeup of two NBA teams, were forever changed.

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It was the toughest decision of my career, Budenholzer said. It was tough enough trading Kyle, and even more trading him to your rival.

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The additions of McDermott and Gibson will help as well. Gibson is not a huge offensive threat, but he’s capable of scoring 15 points and hauling in eight rebounds each night.

McDermott will help space the floor, providing Westbrook with a solid kick-out option when he drives into the lane.

The Thunder (32-25) are currently seventh in the Western Conference standings. They needed a boost to get back in the title picture and may have gotten it Thursday.