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The Boston Celtics, leading 3-2 in the best of seven NBA Eastern Conference Finals, meet the聽 Cleveland Cavaliers and聽 LeBron James in an elimination game on Friday, May 25, 2018 (5/25/18) at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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As I’ve said with Tyler, he’s been an impact performer for us, Boone said. He’s a reason why we’re sitting here where we are with a strong record, he’s one of those guys that’s played a major role in that and we expect that to continue throughout this year.

The Yankees want to keep an extra pitcher: With the team ready to play 14 games in 13 days — including a doubleheader in Detroit — Boone made it sound like the Yankees would want to keep the extra bullpen arm that’s been around all season. How much length around off days are we getting out of our starters? Boone said. How much do we feel like our bullpen is rested enough? Those are all questions we wrestle with all the time and what’s the best way to kind of protect everyone but optimize our roster? That’s one Quinton Spain Jersey of the internal conversations that we’re constantly having.

Money being raised for LeBron statue in Akron

While LeBron James is trying to hang another banner commemorating a championship in Cleveland, a fellow alumnus of St. Vincent/St. Mary High School is trying to erect a statue in Akron, Ohio, of the Cavaliers star.

“I mean, I don’t know,” James said. “I don’t have a particular pose in mind. Like I said, I think it’s the thought that counts. It’s pretty cool.”

Should the requisite money be collected, several locations are in play to put the statue, including outside St. Vincent/St. Mary and outside James’ I Promise School, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Carey has also already met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to discuss the project, according to the newspaper.

His best season came in 1976 when he had 1,042 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 touchdowns.

Johnson was a star quarterback in college, leading Georgia to two bowl victories and setting the SEC career record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,799. He also competed on the Georgia baseball team.

Johnson’s survivors include his wife Charlotte and three children, Kristy, Brent and Brooke. A visitation is scheduled Saturday from 3-5 p.m. ET at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Ga., with a graveside service set for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Ga.

“I felt like in the fourth quarter we just ran out of gas,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Scored 12 points. Tried to buy a little rest for our guys, but yeah, they just outplayed us in the fourth and they earned it.”ravens_122

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The Saints waived offensive tackle Jeromy Irwin on Thursday.
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Irwin, 24, signed with the Saints after going undrafted out of Colorado. New Orleans gave him an $8,500 signing bonus and guaranteed $15,000 of his base salary, via Nick Underhill of the Advocate.

Irwin played 46 games in his college career, with 36 starts. He earned Patrik Nemeth Jersey second-team All-Pac 12 honors in 2016 and honorable mention last season.

He led all CU linemen with 26 knockdown blocks last season, with a team-high 12 touchdown blocks.

I just saw a guy who’s a mentally tough guy, who wants to win and will do anything to win, Rockets forward Trevor Ariza told ESPN in regard to Paul. That’s who he is. That’s the type of person he is and the type of player he is. We don’t talk about what’s hurting us. We just go out and play.

Anytime he’s on the court, I never doubt him. Whatever he is, he is CP3. That’s what we believe — that anytime he’s on the court, that’s what he’s going to do.

The Ravens clearly needed an upgrade at the position and seemingly got it with the selections of Hurst and Andrews.

Limited Womens Blidi Wreh-Wilson Jersey Morris blamed himself for allowing LeBron James to get going early in Game 3. Morris, who before the series dubbed himself one of the best James defenders in the NBA, had backed up his talk through the first two games of the series. But James scored more points against Morris in Game 3 (12) than he did in Games 1 and 2 combined (11).

Mike Palmateer Jersey Personally, I think I did a s— job defensively with LeBron. He was too comfortable when I was guarding him, Morris said. I made myself very vulnerable on screens and wasn’t disciplined. We can’t have that in a game of this magnitude, and it showed. They did a great job of exposing that. Personally, I think I have to do better.

I watched the first two games and how we defended them and how I defended [James] personally and, like I said, [Game 3] I just thought I did a terrible job. I made myself very vulnerable and got screened a lot, and he made his space. He’s a great player and that’s what he does, so we have to fix that.

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Which team would be MLB’s best if every player were in his prime?

Vintage Pujols batting behind today’s Trout? MVP-level Posey, McCutchen and Longoria in the same lineup? We crunched the numbers to find out which peak-year roster is No. 1.

The Dodgers won’t have the league’s highest payroll this year, but they have been by far the most expensive team of late, outspending the Astros and Cubs combined over the previous half-decade. They have also been baseball’s best team, winning more games than any other club, and they’ve had the best pitcher of the generation starting two games in every postseason series. That’s not a bad way to live! But it makes everything short of the ultimate goal a failure, especially because they have the sport’s 11th-longest World Series drought, an entire generation’s worth of not winning it all.
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Griffin appeared in 15 games with 59 tackles, a sack and an interception in his first season with the Seahawks.

The knocks against Cordero: poor baseball instincts, poor strike zone judgment, concerns about the hit tool. He’s probably an extra guy in the end, Keith wrote, but it’s worth giving him some time the next two seasons to see if he can be selective enough to let the plus power play.

Cordero began the season in the minors, but injuries to Wil Myers and Manuel Margot have given him the opportunity, so this playing time hasn’t necessarily been by design for the Padres. Cordero has shown improvement from a rough 30-game debut in 2017:

That’s still a lot of strikeouts and not enough walks to offset all the strikeouts, but he’s been respectable with a .252/.319/.466 line. Sure, maybe he does wind up as a backup outfielder in the long run, but it will be fun to see if he can become something more than that.

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Lane Johnson is a world champion, the star right tackle of the unquestioned victors of Super Bowl LII. But Johnson remains peeved by how the New England Patriots Phil Simms Jersey treated his Philadelphia Eagles in the lead-up to February’s big game.
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Here’s what pissed me off, Johnson prefaced to Stone Cold Steve Austin of all people on the wrestler’s podcast. The Patriots, obviously, I respect their coach, I respect Bill [Belichick], I respect Tom Brady, but just because the way that they won the Super Bowls, the Patriot Way, is that how everybody else is supposed to do the same thing? No, it’s not. And that’s what I got mad at, the arrogance by them.

But petty insults aside, Johnson still reserves the right to brag about being a part of the offense that outgunned the great Tom Brady.

I saw a [Patriots] defense that wasn’t overly talented. It was all really about containing Tom Brady, Johnson added. We had a hard time doing that — he had 505 yards. But that was really it, man. Going into the game, I’m not going to be shell-shocked by it. That was kind of our thing going in. I think we had the upper hand on that.

The scoreboard doesn’t lie, and as long as Johnson is in proximity of a podcast booth, he won’t let us forget it.

He spent 12 seasons in Buffalo (1988-1999) and one season with the Miami Dolphins (2000), amassing 12,074 yards rushing and 65 touchdowns on 2,877 career attempts. A dual-threat running back, Thomas added 4,458 yards and 23 touchdowns on 472 catches.

Thomas, whom Buffalo inducted to the Bills Wall of Fame in 2005, finished his playing career as Buffalo’s all-time leader in yards rushing (11,938) and rushing touchdowns (65). He is the only player in NFL history to lead the league in yards from scrimmage in four straight seasons (1989-1993).

Hopefully, Penny will also ensure Wilson isn’t subjected to as many hits in 2018.

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense wasn’t the same after it lost linebacker Ryan Shazier to injury last season. Shazier had the speed, range and instincts to defend the run and the pass anywhere between the sidelines鈥攁nd there’s no guarantee the Steelers will ever see him on the playing field again.
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That is why drafting former Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds made sense. He has a good combination of size (6’1, 217 lbs), speed (4.47), change-of-direction ability and instincts to eventually be a Shazier-type player.

we believe and have accepted Coach Patricia’s explanation and we will continue to support him, the statement read.

We will continue to work with our players and the NFL to further awareness of and protections for those individuals who are the victims of sexual assault or violence.

The Lions, of course, were not the only ones who did not know about Patricia’s past.

At the end of the day, the Duke lacrosse, as I understood it, proved that those players were not guilty of what they were charged for. And the coach was not guilty of anything. So we’ve got to be careful we don’t fall into Duke lacrosse anytime there’s a headline. But anything that comes up needs to be vetted, needs to be taken seriously. I mean, that’s the common sense approach to the thing.

The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly on Wednesday tweeted on an excerpt from an interview with Roethlisberger a few months back in which the veteran signal-caller statesyou are damned if you do and damned if you don’t when it comes to being forthright with with media.

When we don’t answer the questions, we are scrutinized because we are beating around the bush, Roethlisberger said in part, via Steelers Depot.

When we are honest, we are scrutinized for being too honest. It’s like you can’t win anyway.

Roethlisberger last week confirmed planson playing for three to five more years in an ideal world. That being said, at the time Roethlisberger pledged to do whatever he can do to help Rudolph develop into his successor-in-waiting.

Coach Brad Stevens said this group has never stopped playing together despite all the challenges they’ve faced. It’s a testament to a program they’ve been nurturing since he took over as coach five years ago.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has tossed out the idea of retirement at nearly every turn over the past couple years. It’s seemingly been a major point of contention in Pittsburgh. Was Big Ben attempting to create some sense of drama within the Steelers’ organization or was he seriously considering hanging the cleats up for good?
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Isn’t it the job of GM Kevin Colbert to prepare for the future? Did Roethlisberger expect the Steelers to wait for his retirement to add a quarterback of the future? That’s insanity in its clearest form. It also leads us to believe that Roethlisberger is in this for himself.

Around the NFL: Should we ‘be cool’ with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s Mason Rudolph remarks?

NFL Network’s Around the NFL Podcast crew discusses Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s latest remarks about the Steelers drafting QB Mason Rudolph.

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No, I haven’t, Jackson said. No I haven’t.

It sounds like he also hasn’t heard from recently-signed veteran backup Robert Griffin III, based on his answer to the next question of whether Jackson would ask Flacco or Griffin.

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The Bills are expected to hire Dan Morgan as a high-ranking member of their front office, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.
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Morgan, 39, played seven seasons with the Panthers. The former linebacker made one Pro Bowl, retiring after the 2008 season.

I shared with Jerry [Jones] the Womens T.J. Green Jersey other day, I got to the edge of the cliff in the last 72 hours and really longer than that and really couldn’t jump. I’m excited. I’m really excited. I think more than anything else I know the standard and expectation of the way I wanted to play and how I do play, but I’m also excited for the next chapter of my life and the opportunities that I have.

I’ve always played both sides, Brown said, via quotes distributed by the team. I started out playing college left. I played left in high school. I really started playing right when I got to the University of Florida. But switching sides has never been a real big issue for me.

Brown moved from right tackle to the left in Week 9 last season when Joe Staley missed a game with a fractured orbital. Brown allowed one hurry and one hit against Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones, who got his sack from the other side that game, according to Doug Kyed of NESN.
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In two career starts at left tackle, Brown has allowed three pressures and no sacks.
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Do the Patriots trust him to protect Tom Brady’s blindside? After acquiring Brown in a trade with the 49ers, the Patriots likely let Brown compete with rookie Isaiah Wynn, Antonio Garcia, Cole Croston and LaAdrian Waddle for the job.

He projects as a possession receiver with good run-after-the-catch ability. Barring an injury to Thomas and Sanders, Sutton is unlikely to make much noise in the box score as a rookie. He’s a terrific dynasty stash, but worth no more than a late-round flier in season-long leagues.

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Derrick Coleman has found a new NFL home in Arizona.
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Coleman has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals, according to multiple reports.

The Patriots get their tackle to replace Nate Solder in Miller, a massive player who also has smooth footwork for his size. Quarterback ends up being tabled by Bill Belichick, a luxury they have with plenty of pick power on Day 2.

The Eagles let LeGarrette Blount go in free agency and now can go for a younger, more explosive version of a finishing power back to keep their rushing attack as deep and dangerous as it was during their Super Bowl 52 run. Guice would be a nice get to close out the first round.
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The Eagles are planning to trade out of the first round.

At this point, the Washington Capitals must view the Pittsburgh Penguins like Charlie Brown does a football, Wile E. Coyote does the Road Runner or the New York Jets do Bill Belichick. They are an insurmountable obstacle, a constant and unavoidable hindrance. The twee definition of insanity has long been “doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” But can one really be insane if he is at the mercy of a playoff bracket and his rival’s stubborn refusal to check out in the first round? Or does that still fall under the diagnosis?

There have been many, many lowlights for Washington. Here are the 10 lowest in their postseason battles with Pittsburgh:

But no matter where they pick, running back is likely the target, with Guice and Sony Michel both being considered. Offensive tackle also might be an option.

Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama: Atlanta has ample athleticism throughout its defense, but Payne will serve a needed role as a run stuffer who can handle the dirty work.

Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina: New Orleans has flirted with finding another tight end for Drew Brees, and the sure-handed Hurst could handle a starting role right away. 

Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama: Replacing Ryan Shazier won’t be easy, but the athletic Evans can cover a lot of ground and shore up a defense with several holes up the middle.

Isaiah Wynn, G/OT, Georgia: Even after ponying up for Andrew Norwell, Jacksonville might look to further bolster its offensive line with the fleet-footed Wynn, whose truncated build portends a move inside.

Starlin Castro (R), 50 percent, Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies (RHP German Marquez): One of the few advantages of playing for a bad team is that Castro is locked into the three-hole in the Marlincanucks_667s lineup. He’d bat much lower on nearly any other team. On Saturday, he finds himself in a nice spot against Marquez, who has allowed a career .258 ISO to right-handed batters. In fact, Marquez has surrendered 11 hits to righty batters this season, and seven of them have gone for extra bases.

More importantly, the Cardinals appeared to be setting Holland up for a save opportunity in Thursday’s extra-inning win over the Mets. Unfortunately, the save opportunity never came, but the fact that Bud Norris (who has been serving as the team’s closer) was used in the eighth inning could be telling. Holland is still available in roughly 45 percent of ESPN leagues.