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Report: Broncos plotting a jump to No. 2

It’s about to get good.
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Before the draft starts, trade talk is just that. Once picks are on the clock, it gets real.
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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Broncos are contemplating a move from No. 5 to No. 2, ostensibly to take a quarterback. The question becomes which quarterback they’d take.

The next question becomes what it would mean for veteran Case Keenum (who has a two-year deal) and 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch (who has two years left on his rookie deal).

So, basically, instead of the Giants taking the replacement for Eli Manning, the Broncos would be getting the eventual replacement for Peyton.

So did John Elway, the former NFL quarterback who is currently general manager of the Denver Broncos.

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Wynn played left guard and left tackle in Athens and the Patriots have an opening at the latter spot after Nate Solder headed to the Giants as a free agent this offseason. He’ll work with offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and compete with a variety of other players as New England puts together its line for 2018. Showing the ability to keep Tom Brady on his feet would help him emerge from that competition with playing time.

The Patriots are set to be back on the board with the 31st pick of the first round. They acquired this pick when they traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams.

For years, Francesa has been without an agent, but he turned to CAA for help after failing to find any suitable matches for what he perceived to be his value. After denying to The Post he was working with the talent agency, Francesa showed up at the Big East tournament with one of the heads of CAA, Mike Levine. Levine has tried to help Francesa in his pursuits.

Even with the power of CAA, Francesa was having trouble finding another landing spot or creating an online platform to his liking, so he is trying to return to radio. WFAN could be his home again soon.Saquon Barkley wouldn’t be Plan A for Dave Gettleman at Bradley Pinion Authentic Jersey Thursday night’s NFL draft as much as it would be Plan E.

Can the Comeback Kings do it again?

Outside of the Los Angeles Kings’ training facility is a photo of the Stanley Cup and the names engraved on it after the Kings won the trophy in 2012 and 2014.
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There are 11 players left on the roster from the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2014, meaning there are 11 players on the Kings who know what it takes to overcome an 0-3 series deficit Deacon Jones Jersey in the first round on the way to winning it all.

Huizenga died late Thursday, according to Valerie Hinkell, his longtime assistant. He was 80.

The Marlins won the 1997 World Series, and the Panthers reached the Stanley Cup Final in 1996, but Huizenga’s beloved Dolphins never reached a Super Bowl while he owned the team.

If I have one disappointment, the disappointment would be that we did not bring a championship home, Huizenga said shortly after he sold the Dolphins to New York real estate billionaire Stephen Ross, who still owns the team. It’s something we failed to do.

Huizenga earned an almost cult-like following among business investors who watched him build Blockbuster Entertainment into the leading video rental chain by snapping up competitors. He cracked Forbes’ list of the 100 richest Americans, becoming chairman of Republic Services, one of the nation’s top waste management companies, and AutoNation, the nation’s largest automotive retailer.

Youth Joe Haden Jersey The only advantage the Avalanche have left is home ice. They went 28-11-2 at the Pepsi Center this season. Nathan MacKinnon has been especially terrific there (67 points at home, versus 30 on the road). If Colorado can’t win on Monday night, I’m afraid the inevitable will happen: The more talented team will prevail.

Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: If we’re talking about teams that are currently down 3-0, then it’s the Kings, because this isn’t 2014, Vegas isn’t San Jose and L.A. has looked like it’s running on fumes too many times in this (likely quite brief) series. But if we’re talking about teams on the verge of going down 3-0, it’s the Capitals against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

With the undermanned San Antonio Spurs focusing their attention on Monday’s Game 2 matchup against the defending champion Golden State Warriors, Popovich was asked whether there was value to the injured Leonard at least spending time with the team, despite his inability to actually contribute on the court.

He’s rehabbing right now in New York, trying to get healthy, Popovich said.

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Yankees’ Aaron Boone on Gleyber Torres

Helped that Gregorius, Miguel Andujar and Luis Severino did most of the heavy lifting as the Yankees moved to two games over .500 (11-9) since starting the season 2-0. Toronto fell to 13-8.

Gregorius homered and drove in two runs while Andujar had four hits, including a pair of doubles.

Severino pitched seven one-run innings, his best outing of the season since he gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings against the Rays on April 4.

“Taylor’s a player that we expect to be a leader on our team, and the way we want to play,” said Hynes at the start of the season. “We feel within our group and our room, that if he can lead with the way he plays, he’s going to help this team take the next step.”

Those words seem prophetic now.

Hall credits Hynes with making him a better two-way player, which is one reason for his sudden uptick in offense. The Devils play an aggressive style with plenty of pressure on the puck carrier, and Hall did that in exemplary fashion: His 81 takeaways were a career high, and nearly 40 more than he had last season (43).

He’s hoping that a healthy offseason and lack of uncertainty will bode well for his second campaign in Pittsburgh.

“[Before] it was just trying to get the plays and that stuff down,” said Haden. “Now, I can work on myself and my individual game and put it together. I was happy I could do it, being able to be healthy. It made me feel good working out in the mornings, get that work in, then having afternoons to myself.”

Haden leads a defensive backfield that also includes Artie Burns at the opposite corner, but underwent some changes this offseason with the departures of safety Mike Mitchell and corner William Gay . It’s also welcoming former Packers safety Morgan Burnett and awaits further realization of the potential of young corner Cameron Sutton .

Could Haden regain his former Pro Bowl form? He’s at least putting in the effort to do so.

Being jettisoned from the Oilers, after they drafted Connor McDavid and appeared to finally be on an upward trajectory, was devastating.steelers_122

Danny Amendola, Frank Gore won’t jump right into leadership roles

When the Dolphins signed wide receiver Danny Amendola and running back Frank Gore as free agents this summer there was a lot made of the team’s attempt to change their locker room culture by signing two veteran leaders.
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Vegas, the third expansion team since 1968-69 to clinch a playoff berth, awaits the winner of the series between Anaheim and San Jose, which the Sharks lead 3-0.

The Kings managed just three goals in the series and lacked offensive punch from Kopitar (one goal) and wingers Brown and Tyler Toffoli (no goals).

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Toffoli took a puck to the face, drawing blood from his nose to his mouth. He got stitches and returned 10 minutes later.

Quick had a 1.55 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage. … Fleury earned his 66th playoff victory, breaking a tie with Dominik Hasek for 11th on the NHL’s all-time list among goaltenders. … The Kings fell to 12-31 all-time in Game 4s. … Retired Hall of Fame Kings announcer Bob Miller attended the game.
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It’s the second time Watson has had to recover from a torn ACL, which seems to have helped him stay confident that he’ll be back to his old tricks soon enough.

My game’s not changing, Watson said, via ESPN.com. Whatever you [saw] last year is going to be the same, if not better. I’ve dealt with adversity before, had injuries before. I didn’t let that slow me down. It just changed my attitude about the game. A lot of people would think that I’d come back hesitant, but I’m going to make sure I come back more forceful and with a stronger and more intense attitude.

The Texans are reworking their offense to cater to Watson’s strengths, which shows they share his belief that the injury will not factor into how Watson plays during the 2018 season. If that bet is correct, the Texans offense should pose plenty of problems for their opponents.

Marlins manager Odell Beckham Jr Jersey Don Mattingly said there was clearly no intent behind the pitch to Harrison because the count was 0-2. Mattingly said Nova hit Shuck intentionally.

It’s the first pitch (to Shuck), and there’s no doubt about why he did it, Mattingly said. He did it in the right spot, and it’s over. When it’s done right, the message is fine, so I don’t think it’s going to cause a war or nothing.

Nova (2-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings despite a wobbly start, which included a comebacker in the first that hit his left foot. He allowed three runs and struck out nine, his highest total since 2016.

Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs head coach, dies at 67

Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died early Wednesday, the team announced. She was 67 and had been battling an illness for an extended period.
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The couple had been married for four decades and had two children — Jill and Mickey — as well as two grandchildren.

We mourn the loss of Erin, Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said. She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us.

That’s the kind of respect elite scorers get in the NBA, and this play is an example of the progress Mitchell has made this season.

In this instance, moving the ball to the weak side was the right play, one that draws praise from Snyder.

Perfect, Snyder says. So this is a great example, Donovan, of you starting the blender. So even though this play is quote-unquote ‘for you,’ you go right there, and you make the simple play and get off it.

I really do look forward to getting in the quarterback room with him, Griffin said. It’s a great opportunity for me. I still feel like I’m a young player. I’m 28, but feel like I’m 25. He’s been through a lot of things in his career. He’s been to the pinnacle, won the Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP. I think that’s a great opportunity to learn from him.

As a backup, Griffin isn’t guaranteed a chance to show what he’s learned on the field. If he does get that chance and makes the most of it, he may be able to shift his attention to restoring his place in the league’s quarterback hierarchy in 2019 Chris Scott Jersey and beyond.

Astros: The Astros are expected to activate reliever Tony Sipp (oblique strain) from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday. The Astros optioned RHP James Hoyt to Triple A-Fresno after the game. Sipp has been out since April 8.
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Reds cruise past Brewers 10-4 to end eight-game skid

A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes.
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I was focused on going after the hitters and I was trying to make my pitches on the corners, Castillo said through a translator.
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The Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on Tucker Barnhart’s RBI single and Hamilton’s two-run single.

Cincinnati broke the game open in the sixth, scoring six runs and hitting four doubles off reliever Oliver Drake. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate.

Limited John Hannah Jersey The first run scored on back-to-back doubles by Adam Duvall and Gennett. Castillo had a run-scoring single. Hamilton followed with his second RBI single of the game.

Jose Peraza had a two-run double, and Joey Votto’s RBI double finished the scoring in the inning. The double was Votto’s first extra-base hit of the season.

It’s been a battle for us to start the season but I feel like the last couple games we’ve been getting better, Hamilton said. Today, we broke out and got a few runs and got up early.

Milwaukee starter Brent Suter (1-2) allowed three runs and six hits over five innings and struck out four.

It was a frustrating outing, Suter said.

Milwaukee scored four runs in the seventh. Reliever Jorge Lopez had a two-run double for his first career hit.

We didn’t hit a lick, that’s for sure, manager John Gibbons said.

Vargas worked with Womens Wil Myers Jersey pitching coach Dave Eiland on adjusting his mechanics after a five-start stretch from Aug. 8 until Sept. 5 in which he allowed 29 earned runs in 28 1/3 innings.

He’s been really good from that point on, Yost said. He’s been downhill. He’s been changing speeds well.

Vargas hadn’t had a scoreless outing since a complete-game shutout of Cleveland on June 2.

Gibbons said Vargas did a good job of keeping the Blue Jays off balance.

He knows when to add and subtract on his pitches, can lull you to sleep away and then shoot that fastball in, Gibbons said. He got us a few times tonight doing that.

Kendrys Morales hit a leadoff single in the second and was promptly erased on a double play, with Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar using his glove to flip the ball to second baseman Whit Merrifield.

NFL players are joining attorneys, professors and others at Harvard Law School for a summit on criminal justice issues.

The Players Coalition members participating in Friday’s event include the New England Patriots’ Devin McCourty and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins. Retired player Anquan Boldin also will attend.

The Players Coalition is a group formed by Boldin, Jenkins and others advocating for changes to further social and racial equality.

The Rays own the worst win percentage in the AL, and their ace, Chris Archer, has not quite been himself. Archer has allowed 19 runs in four starts, tied for the most runs allowed in baseball to this point. One bright spot for the Rays so far has been the performance of Yonny Chirinos, a 24-year-old rookie right-hander who has pitched 14⅓ scoreless innings so far. — McCarthy

Gronkowski missed one game due to injury last season but struggled through a concussion in the playoffs.

“I definitely feel like a brand-new guy just being able to do exercises here [at the TB12 center]. Exercises that help stabilize your core, exercises that help me and my whole body,” Gronkowski told the Boston Herald in early 2017.

While Gronkowski’s status for the forthcoming season has yet to be confirmed, insiders told ESPN it’s “pretty certain” the tight end will return to the Patriots as long as Brady, 40, is still under center. That seems a certainty for this upcoming season, even with reports surfacing that it’s possible the father of three pulls the plug on his NFL career sooner rather than later.

There is some thought that Belichick could consider trading Gronkowski, too.

Over the weekend, Gronkowski was spotted working out with a familiar face, on-and-off-again flame Camille Kostek. The Sports Illustrated beauty posted a snap on the beach as she held a cable pulley for her one-time beau. They later browsed through a pet shop.

Namath had his best season in 1967, when he passed for 4,007 yards, and Maynard — who is with Namath in the Hall of Fame — had 1,434 yards. Both led the NFL.
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Patriots’ Matthew Slater defends keeping kickoff: ‘What would happen next?’

New England Patriots captain Matthew Slater, who has tied Steve Tasker for most career Pro Bowl berths by a special-teams player with seven, spoke passionately Tuesday about the importance of keeping the kickoff in football, saying that if it is eliminated because of safety concerns it would be tragic.
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Slater, entering his 11th NFL season, added that the careers of many players would be affected negatively.

Meanwhile, at March’s NFL annual meeting, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the league’s medical department presented statistics showing that concussions are five times as likely on kickoffs as an average play. Murphy, who is a member of the NFL’s competition committee, told a small group of reporters the league planned to bring together head coaches and special-teams coordinators to discuss the issue.
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Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (1-1, 3.50 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Mets left-hander Steven Matz (1-1, 3.77) on Wednesday.

While the season is not even one-sixth complete, the results of the last two nights certainly changed the early season tenor in the NL East. The Nationals (9-9) were on the verge of falling Authentic Dickie Moore Jersey seven games behind the Mets (12-4) on Monday night but can close within three games Wednesday with a win.
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A victory by the Nationals also would negate New York’s sweep of Washington April 5-7, which came in the midst of a 3-8 stretch for the two-time defending NL East champions.

You always want to keep the momentum, especially for something good like this, especially (against) a team that’s as strong right now as the Mets, said Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who earned the win Tuesday after allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings. You want to try to catch up, shorten that distance.

You can bet general manager Marty Hurney is already crunching numbers.

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The Panthers were a playoff team in 2017, but that was in spite of their wide receivers, not because of them. The leader in catches was tailback Christian McCaffrey with 80. Devin Funchess led Carolina in receiving yards with 840.

And the Panthers were 28th in the NFL in passing.

Taking a run at Bryant affords Lynch an unexpected chance to get better around Garoppolo and fire another salvo in the burgeoning NFC West arms race with the Los Angeles Rams.

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Bryant said he believes it was difficult for team owner Jerry Jones to release him. However, he feels there were other forces within the Cowboys’ organization that ultimately were pushing for him to be cut.

Jerry Jones, he loved me to death and I loved him too, Bryant said. I honestly believe in my heart that this was a hard decision for him. But when it’s five, six guys at a table against one guy, you got to do it.

… It was an unfair situation because if they wanted to get rid of me, they could have told me that…. I would have respected it.

Bryant said he wanted to stay in Dallas, but his expensive contract and declining play jeopardized his status within the team all offseason. The 29-year-old was due $12.5 million base salary in 2018 and was set to cost $16.5 million against the salary cap. Even though he stated publicly all offseason that he held no intentions of taking a pay cut, Bryant said he changed his stance.

Unlike some NFL coaches, O’Brien is willing to adapt his offense to Watson’s unique skill set

After years of dealing with uncertainty at the game’s most important position, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien understands Deshaun Watson’s play will drive the team’s overall success.
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Years. He’s tried to battle through it and not say anything. That’s kind of the gamer, grinder that he is, but I think he’s realizing that we need to try as best we can to get to the bottom. So Monday he’ll go through a lot of testing to try to see if we can start to get some answers Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey and start to get him the proper help. Hopefully he’ll able to put something like this behind him because we think he can be a terrific player for us, especially if he’s been dealing with this.

As the draft becomes even more of a spectacle (this year, the first two nights will be broadcast by FOX, NFL Network, and ESPN), the crowds get larger and the boos necessarily become louder. With the draft happening this year at the Cowboys’ home stadium, and in light of the league’s decision to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games last season, the locals in attendance will feel even more compelled to make plenty of noise each time the Commissioner makes an appearance.

And he didn’t quite say it like this, but it was essentially, ‘No, I’m not backing off. This is me. This is how I play.’

Life couldn’t be much better for Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. He already leads one of the league’s best teams after last season’s 13-3 effort, but it has the potential to be even better with Kirk Cousins.聽
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Hamels struck out 11 in five innings, and Texas beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Tuesday night.

That’s kind of what I do well so it’s really not that big a deal, Gallo said. I’ve always been that kind of hitter. I don’t think too much about it.

Texas third baseman Andre Beltre singled in the second to tie Rod Carew for most hits by a Latin-born player. Rougned Odor singled twice and drove in two runs, and Nomar Mazara added two hits and scored twice.

The Rangers also ended a nine-game skid at the Coliseum.
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