Margot has yet to get going offensively, and a DL stint for a rib injury didn’t help matters.

Kurt Suzuki (R), 27 percent, Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds (RHP Sal Romano): Suzuki is doing his best to show that last year was no fluke as he continues to dominate at the dish. Last year’s success was heavily influenced by his work against lefties (1.191 OPS), but this year he’s crushing righties with a 1.071 OPS and all three of the homers he has this year. As rough as catcher can be to fill, I’m surprised that Suzuki is so widely available.

Yonder Alonso (L), 40 percent, Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs (RHP Tyler Chatwood): Chatwood doesn’t have a major platoon split (56-point OPS split for his career) over his career, but he’s a walk machine who consistently has traffic on the bases, which should be good for a middle-of-the-order bat like Alonso. The Indians first baseman had a fantastic .900 OPS against righties last year with 23 homers. He hasn’t caught fire yet this year (.727 OPS, 2 HR), but his plate skills are still strong and he remains a worthy stream against righties.

So the Patriots didn’t draft a quarterback or defensive help; they instead went for an interior offensive lineman they hope to mold into a starting tackle, then a running back built more for their passing game. The fact that New England didn’t take Brady’s successor and doubled down to help replace what he lost (Nate Solder, Dion Lewis) should please the veteran QB, especially with a wideout likely to come on Day 2.

Curtis Granderson (L), 13 percent, Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers (RHP Bartolo Colon): Granderson has been pretty helpless against lefties in recent years, but right-handers have been a different story. So far this season, he’s produced a .333/.424/.588 slash line against right-handed pitching. He’s also been a top-50 hitter against righties since 2015 in terms of hard-hit rate. Colon has had success this season, but a 45.6 percent hard-contact rate, along with a .200 ISO allowed to lefty batters from 2015-2017, suggests that success will be short-lived.

Manuel Margot (R), 42 percent, San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets (LHP Jason Vargas): That makes this a prime opportunity to buy low. A big-time stolen-base threat with good contact skills and double-digit HR potential, Margot was a popular breakout candidate this offseason. He’s especially productive against southpaws, having hit .285/.353/.480 against them last season. He’ll get an opportunity to jump on Vargas, who’s making his first start of 2018 after missing time with a hand injury.
canucks_009

Baker Mayfield Jersey lost two receivers and he was the same quarterback, he said.

Josh Allen… big arm… he could throw the ball from here to the moon. When they have to make excuses… why are they not completing passes? That’s a problem. Fair enough; Allen’s college numbers don’t blow you away and if you’re not convinced he’ll be a better pro than college player, you move on. But what about Rosen, widely considered the most NFL -ready of the quarterbacks drafted. This is when things get weird. I was at an airport, Highsmith begins. UCLA’s volleyball team was in front of me. You heard so much about Rosen. He’s this or that. We all know how people talk. So I asked one of the volleyball coaches,’What’s Rosen like?’ He said,’Aaaaa, you should probably ask his girlfriend. She’s one of the players. She’s over there.’ I’m like,’All right coach. That’s good enough.’ I don’t know what all this means, but there was something about him that bothered me.
Pittsburgh Steelers Kids Jersey Men's Nike Detroit Lions #77 Cornelius Lucas Limited Olive 2017 Salute to Service NFL Jersey
Seems like a terrible reason to disqualify a candidate but we’re guessing there’s more to it than just a chance encounter with someone tangentially in Rosen’s life.聽 Either way, Highsmith’s account on Mayfield’s attributes aligns with what Browns coach Hue Jackson said over the weekend, when he admitted that he wasn’t a Mayfield fan until five weeks ago.

He has a tremendous arm talent, more so than I think anybody knows. Obviously he’s proven he’s very accurate with the football and I really think he’s a tremendous leader, so he really has a lot of qualities that we look for and I think it’s now somewhat coming out that a lot of people had him as their best quarterback so we’re very excited to have him and very glad that he’s going to be here in this organization. Of all the quarterbacks drafted, Mayfield is probably the furthest away from a starting job. That could change, of course, but Allen, Rosen, Darnold and Jackson in that order will probably see the field first.

Elite Josh Reynolds Jersey There was a lot of gushing from the right-hander about backup catcher Austin Romine playing a big role in his best outing since spring training and very strong inferences that Sanchez hadn’t been making in-game adjustments nearly as well.

The answers showed maturity from a third-year star player who seems to get as many questions about his defensive mistakes as he does about his awesome offensive talents and best-in-baseball catching throwing arm.

Here is part of Sanchez’s response:

The important thing here is this is a baseball team and what I Womens Daimion Stafford Jersey want is for (Gray) to do good and be effective because if he’s good and effective, it’s going to benefit the team.

In the future if I need to catch him, I’ll do the adjustments and whatever I need to do to make sure that he’s comfortable and pitching well. I’ll do that. That’s the most important thing here. This is a team.

Cowboys trade Ryan Switzer Jersey to Raiders for Jihad Ward

After using a third-round pick on Michael Gallup and acquiring the versatile Tavon Austin via trade with the Los Angeles Rams, the Cowboys continue to shake up the wide receiver position.
Women's Nike Carolina Panthers #90 Julius Peppers Limited Pink Rush Fashion NFL Jersey
Dallas traded Ryan Switzer to the Raiders in exchange for defensive lineman Jihad Ward, the Cowboys announced. NFL Network reporters Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater first Lauri Markkanen Youth jersey reported the news.

The Steelers have drafted four defensive backs in the first three rounds since 2015 but have had rotten luck. Artie Burns has become a good starter, but Sean Davis cannot find a position, Senquez Golson is now in Oakland and Cameron Sutton played just one game last year. Terrell Edmunds could become a playmaker if his instincts develop, but the Steelers are taking on another project at a position where their need is immediate, and he would have been a better value as a middle-round pick.

Taven Bryan drew J.J. Watt comparisons at Florida, which is pushing things a wee bit. (In fairness, the comparisons were more popular among broadcasters spicing up the play-by-play than anyone in the scouting community.) He’s an athletic, raw defender with two signature traits: a first-step get-off that rivals that of Michigan’s Maurice Hurst and the ability to get skinny when penetrating the line of scrimmage.

We’ve had a minor setback and we will know where we are in the next 24 hours, trainer Jeremy Noseda said Monday, according to RacingPost.com.

The Lions offensive line ranked last in the NFL in adjusted line yards, according to Football Outsiders. Their running back play was terrible, but often there was simply nowhere for them to run.

Game Kids Logan Ryan Jersey Frank Ragnow missed much of the 2017 season with an ankle injury. He could not participate in the Senior Bowl and only lifted at the combine, but he was a full participant at Arkansas’ pro day. Ragnow is a big mauler with pretty good balance and awareness. He adjusts to blitzes well, peels off to engage linebackers and finishes his blocks with hostility. Ragnow lets some defenders get low on him, negating his power, and may have trouble against quick, cagey interior defenders. But assuming his bill of health is clean, Ragnow is a likely starter and a potential steal.

This is a solid pick, though with Harold Landry and others on the board (including a pair of centers who may be as good or better than Ragnow), it may not have been the Lions’ best selection.

Game Kids Kareem Martin Jersey

Joe Maddon: Narrative that Yu Darvish Jersey doesn’t compete is absolutely false

Cubs manager Joe Maddon pushed back Thursday on the notion that high-priced starter Yu Darvish doesn’t compete enough as the righty prepares for his fifth start as a Cub on Friday.
NFL P. J. Williams Men's Elite White Jersey: #26 New Orleans Saints Nike Road Vapor Untouchable
Darvish is 0-2 with a 6.86 ERA this season.

Authentic Womens Britton Colquitt Jersey Philadelphia is coming back with a roster that features Womens Nate Hairston Jersey many of the same players from its title team, and the fact that it’s in Philly just adds to the degree of difficulty.

Biggest breaks: The Panthers quietly have built a bit of a rivalry with the Seahawks. The most recent matchup left something to be desired, as Seattle demolished Carolina at home, 40-7. The Seahawks will look different this year, though, and are coming off a year in which they missed the postseason. It still will be a tough matchup, but Carolina getting to play Seattle at home should make a big difference for the Panthers.

The new stadium would be part of a campus expansion via an initiative on the November ballot that seeks to buy the site from the city.

Correa extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a double in the sixth.

Pujols hit a line drive homer to deep left-center in the seventh for his fifth home run of the season. A single by Andrelton Simmons and a double from Cozart cut Houston’s lead to 4-2 later in the inning.

He was tough, needless to say, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Verlander. As the game went on, we got some better looks at him. Albert got us going. He pitched a good game, no doubt.

It feels like a dream come true, Altuve said after connecting for his first home run of the year. He snapped a 35-game homerless streak in the regular season, his longest since a 47-game drought in 2014.

Kopitar, a first-time nominee, set career highs in goals (35), assists (57) and points (92) while finishing tied for seventh in the league in scoring. Kopitar, 30, is also a finalist for this season’s Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward.

Wayne Gretzky (1989) is the the only King to have won the Hart Trophy.

Mens Jonas Siegenthaler Jersey

NFL trade rumors: Jets getting calls about QB Bryce Petty

One of the New York Jets’ many quarterbacks could soon be on the move.

Multiple teams have contacted the Jets about a potential trade for quarterback Bryce Petty, according to a report by the NFL Network.

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan break down the second-round playoff matchups that have been set, and give their top candidates for the Conn Smythe. Plus, Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon and longtime Penguins beat writer Rob Rossi. Listen »

Special teams. The Capitals have the best power play in the playoffs (33 percent). The Penguins produced the most prolific power play in the regular season (26.2 percent). Both teams boast roughly an 80 percent penalty kill rate through one round. So yeah, we’re having a hard time picking sides here. Advantage: Even.

Former NFL lineman Evan Mathis said last month he had decided to sell the jewel of his baseball card collection to help buy a new house for his family. He should be able to live in a pretty nice neighborhood.

The NCAA, Stojilkovic said, admits that there were problems with the way some of its staffers corresponded in emails — namely Shep Cooper, whom Stojilkovic described as a liaison for the COI — but noted that the missteps taken don’t amount to defamation because they weren’t included in the published report.

Broillet informed the jury that McNair’s life spiraled downward after the NCAA report became public. He said McNair, who was present Monday and for three days of jury selection last week, started drinking heavily and became depressed. He trained players for the NFL combine and worked odd jobs, including as an Uber driver. Broillet also said McNair, who made $250,000 a year at USC, will be coaching high school football in the upcoming season and will be paid a small stipend.
dolphins_078

UNC adding Ohio State RB Antonio Williams Jersey as transfer

North Carolina will add Ohio State transfer Antonio Williams to its backfield.
Men's Boston Bruins #39 Matt Beleskey Authentic White Away Fanatics Branded Breakaway NHL Jersey
The school announced Tuesday that the running back is transferring with two years of eligibility remaining after he sits out this fall due to NCAA rules. He played in 12 games last year for the Buckeyes and 13 for his career, rushing 63 times for 318 yards and three touchdowns during his time there.

You see, Barkley is so much more than a running back. He is a game-changer who makes everyone better. He is a franchise-changer. He is a touchdown maker, Gettleman said.

Welcome to Love Story, Giants style.

Gettleman simply didn’t have the conviction on any of these quarterbacks that Ernie Accorsi had on Manning in 2004. Franchise quarterback always trumps all other positions, but you better not draft a quarterback for the sake of drafting a quarterback, whether you consider your quarterback a 37-year-old freak or not.

In addition to the arrival of Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, the Bears are also reportedly concerned about the state of Meredith’s knee after he tore his ACL and partially tore his MCL last summer. Meredith said he has no similar concerns about his readiness for the regular season.
Adam Duvall Authentic Jersey
The statue of Hiram Bithorn, Brett Favre Jersey Puerto Rico’s first big-leaguer, will be back, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said. The statue outside the front gates of the ballpark toppled in Maria’s winds. It is a metaphor for what is happening, how resilient we’ve had to be and how things will get done, Cruz said. Perhaps not as fast as we want, but in San Juan, we will get them done.

Authentic Kids Ereck Flowers Jersey The series ends Wednesday, when Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco (3-0, 3.48) starts against Berrios (2-1, 2.18).

But over just the past four seasons, MLB, long ago having established TV money as its only priority, has turned Saturday afternoon games into scarcities. That should strike us all as impossible, insufferable and immediately reversible.

Kurt Warner Jersey under ‘serious consideration’ for MNF booth, report says

Could Kurt Warner be headed to the broadcast booth?
Women's Elvis Andrus Replica White Home Jersey: Majestic MLB #1 Texas Rangers Cool Base
Elite Dale Hawerchuk Jersey According to USA Today, which cited an unidentified person with knowledge of the discussions, the Hall of Fame quarterback is getting serious consideration to replace Jon Gruden as an analyst for Monday Night Football.

The report noted that Warner has had multiple conversations with ESPN regarding the gig and could soon be narrowing in on the job.

ESPN previously sought out former quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, though Manning turned down the job and Favre put on a poor audition. Favre later took to Twitter to clarify that he had a good meeting about possibly joining the MNF crew, but wasn’t sure if he was interested in a broadcasting career.

The ageless Zdeno Chara Tyler Johnson Youth jersey and rookie Charlie McAvoy will likely be tasked with slowing down the Stamkos line. Torey Krug (2-7-9) leads all defensemen in postseason scoring. Kevan Miller, rookie Matt Grzelcyk and rugged veteran Adam McQuaid round out the blue line. Advantage: Lightning
Limited Vincent Valentine Jersey
Health. The Bruins are without defenseman Brandon Carlo, who is out for the season with an ankle injury. The Lightning are both healthy and well-rested. Advantage: Lightning

Coaching. Jon Cooper’s high puck pressure system works well with this personnel, but he’s able to adapt to what his opponent gives him; he did well in getting the matchups he wanted against the Devils. He’s been at the helm for two long playoff runs with this team. Bruce Cassidy, a Jack Adams nominee, was impressive in the first round as far as managing his personnel and his team’s emotions. Advantage: Lightning

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott finished this quarter at No. 2 overall, which is the second year in a row he has done so. Eagles QB Carson Wentz came in at third while Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was fourth and Steelers receiver Antonio Brown came in at No. 5.

The Eagles have the most representation with five players on the list. Aside from Wentz, tight end Zach Ertz (No. 17), quarterback Nick Foles (No. 22), receiver Alshon Jeffery (No. 43) and running back Jay Ajayi (No. 45) made the cut.

If Hester eventually gets in, he might be the only returner considered because the number of diagnosed concussions in the NFL last season (291) has the league considering the future of the kickoff.

Marty Hurney Jersey says Panthers will not be trading next year’s first-round pick again

Game Riley Nash Jersey In his previous stint as General Manager of the Carolina Panthers, Marty Hurney twice traded a first-round pick in the following year’s NFL Draft to make sizable leaps up in the draft order. Back in the G.M. seat again, Hurney swears that he will not make that mistake again.
Aaron Nola Kids Jersey Youth Adidas Dennis Rasmussen Authentic Green NHL Jersey: Chicago Blackhawks #70 Salute to Service
The Jets’ draft drama is about to be over after so much talk. Then, we can start talking about the drama concerning when the rookie quarterback should start.

The Jets did not do a great job of sucking for Sam, but they still may wind up with the quarterback many believe is the safest choice in the draft. There have been reports and signals in recent days the Browns are going in a different direction and the Giants are not expected to take a quarterback. I think the Jets will pounce on Darnold if he is there. If Darnold is gone, Baker Mayfield is my prediction.It’s here again, Jets fans: The NFL draft, otherwise known as Christmas in April.

You’ve been here before, of course. You recall the anticipation of a franchise-saving quarterback being drafted, how this draft is going to change everything, how the Jets finally are going to find a quarterback worthy of doing what Joe Namath did all those years ago 鈥?win a championship.

It will be a great way for Davis to sorta showcase what he can do, Shurmur said, via the New York Post. We don’t have a full 90-man roster so he’s gonna get a lot of reps and he probably would anyways. I don’t want to make this sound like it’s a showcase for Webb, but as a guy we’re interested in seeing, he’s certainly gonna get his fair share of the reps.

Shurmur said the team is going to take in any information we can up to that time we’re on the Womens Sammie Coates Jersey clock, but it is hard to imagine any minicamp performance leading the Giants to change their plans for the No. 2 pick. It could have some impact on later choices, especially if the new Giants regime finds itself unconvinced that Webb has what it takes to step into the lineup at some point in 2018.

After Todd (42-51-1 as a starter, two playoff appearances, 2-2 in the playoffs) came Ken O’Brien in the 1983 first round (50-55-1, three playoff appearances, 0-3), then Browning Nagle in the 1991 second round (3-10 and no playoff appearance), then Chad Pennington in the 2000 first round (32-29, three playoff appearances, 2-3), then Sanchez out of the 2009 first round (33-29, two playoff appearances, 4-2), then Geno Smith out of the 2013 second round (11-18, no playoffs) and finally Christian Hackenberg out of the 2016 second round (he’s never played an NFL down).

Rutgers is playing the long game with its second addition in a week.

The Scarlet Knights landed a transfer commitment from Texas point guard Jacob Young on Saturday, according to multiple reports. Young will have to sit out the 2018-19 season and then will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Here’s what you need to know:

A sideline-to-sideline terror. The improvements he made in his game last season — played with a more natural feel for the game and improved instincts — have scouts excited for what’s next. In 2017, Evans totaled 66 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, one forced fumble and three passes broken up.

Dorance Armstrong Jr., Kansas: Had a terrific 2017 despite his team having a poor season. Despite facing a lot of double teams, he had 63 tackles with 9.5 for a loss, two sacks, four forced fumbles and four passes batted in 2017.

Jerome Baker, Ohio State: Darron Lee’s replacement did not live up to his preseason hype, finishing with 72 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three passes broken up and one forced fumble. Scouts have made note that Baker runs around more blocks than he takes on and has accumulated some of his best numbers against mediocre offensive lines.

Dixon, 24, was originally a seventh round pick of the Broncos in the 2016 NFL Draft, and was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team that season.

With two years remaining on his rookie contract, Dixon is set to count just over $670,000.00 against the salary cap this season.

In two seasons with the Broncos, Dixon averaged 45.7 yards per punt and drilled 51 attempts inside the 20-yard line. Dixon’s career long is. a 68-yard punt.

Dixon became expendable for the Broncos after signing Marquette King in free agency.

Prior to free agency, the Giants released underperforming punter Brad Wing, who averaged an NFL-worst 37.5 yards per attempt last season.

The Giants have made a concerted effort to improve special teams this offseason, trading for Dixon, adding safety and special teams ace Michael Michael Thomas, and adding ex-Broncos wide receiver and special teamer Cody Latimer.
steelers_128

Sean McDermott excited about future with Zay Jones Jersey

Word after wide receiver Zay Jones’ arrest last month was that it would not affect his spot on the Bills and coach Sean McDermott confirmed as much at a press conference on Monday.
Youth Nike Cincinnati Bengals #10 Kevin Huber Limited White Rush Vapor Untouchable NFL Jersey
Jones was arrested for vandalism after fighting with his brother while naked and putting his bare foot through a window. Los Angeles Tyler Ennis Jersey authorities opted not to pursue charges as a result of the incident and McDermott said the team is focused on the future with their 2017 second-round pick.

The assignments will not be all new for Vernon, but the terminology and frequency he is asked to do certain things will be.

As far as him spring-boarding to be the player to take it to the next level, he’s gonna be asked to do things that are right up his alley for his skill-sets, Leonard said. It sells itself, right? ‘What do I do best? I’m a knee-bender, I can rush with power, speed, I got that, I can stand up, like to see everything.’ He can do all those things. He’s gonna be great. As good as he wants to be.

Wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, tight end Vince Mayle, offensive lineman Matt Skura, offensive lineman Maurquice Shakir, linebacker Patrick Onwuasor and cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste also signed their exclusive rights tenders on Monday.

The Flyers were confused. The Penguins were composed.

Daniel Sedin Youth Jersey And it so it goes in Philly, the Flyers are a loss away from another empty season without the Stanley Cup.

Somehow, we need to get our confidence back and go from there, team captain Claude Giroux said.

Disgruntled Flyers fans chanted from the balcony to the concourse for the Flyers to fire third-year coach Dave Hakstol.

Both teams played without key cogs in their lineup: Sean Couturier (who had career highs with 31 goals and 76 points) was injured Tuesday at practice in a vicious collision with teammate Radko Gudas; the Pens played without top-line forward Patric Hornqvist because of an undisclosed injury.
Paul Martin Youth Jersey
Giroux, who scored 102 points during the season, has not scored a posteason goal since 2014.

One game away for the season to be over, Giroux said. You can expect this team to have some fight the next game.

The Flyers pulled out all their good-luck charms.