Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse

Gronk, a racehorse bound for the Kentucky Derby, will soon be partially owned by Gronk, an NFL player who was in the Super Bowl two months ago.
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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will acquire a minority stake in Gronkowski, the 3-year-old colt who will run in the Derby on May 5, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Team president Steve Mills said that the franchise’s next coaching hire will need to understand today’s player.

Said Mills: Today’s players are very different from yesterday’s players. So you have to be a person that understands who these guys are, where they come from, what their basketball journey is.

Mosley said in January that he wants to remain with the Ravens for his entire career and continues to feel that way, but said he hasn’t heard anything about extension talks since that point. Mosley has made three Pro Bowls and been named a second-team All-Pro three times in four seasons since the Ravens made him the 17th pick of the draft.

Ersan Ilyasova made a tip shot to close to 98-96 but Wade answered and stripped Saric and finished on the other end with a basket that steadied the Heat.

The series shifts to Miami for Game 3 on Thursday.
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Wade’s play resembled his glory days at times and he carried the Heat in a sensational second quarter that was the difference. He pump-faked his Brice Johnson Jersey way to 15 points in the quarter — impressive enough, even moreso that he outscored the potent Sixers by two points.

Wade made his first seven shots of the game and passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA’s career postseason scoring list.

I play the game for these moments, Wade said.

When Jay Cutler isn’t on the football field, he’s playing Mr. Mom to his three kids with Kristin Cavallari.

“I have a lot on my plate, yeah, I do. I honestly could not do it without my husband, Jay,” the “True Roots” cookbook author told Page Six on Tuesday. “He luckily is unemployed at the moment. He played football for many, many years and he’s finally done. Not 100 percent, but we’re hopeful that he’s done. And he takes the kids to school, and he picks them up from school, which really frees up my day. He’s at home with the kids himself right now and I never have to worry about it. So as corny and cheesy as it is, I honestly couldn’t do it without him.”

Cavallari, 31, and Cutler, 34, are parents to daughter Saylor James, 2, and sons Camden Jack, 5, and Jaxon Wyatt, 3, together. They married in 2013.

I didn’t know. I was naive at the time. I was in awe of the bigness of working for a network. Sometimes when I think of that story, how sweet it was of my dad to do that, I get a little teary-eyed. So there are not many things in my career that I regret, but that’s one of ’em.

No more.

The free-agent quarterback agreed Sunday to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, ESPN first reported, with whom he will compete with Cardale Jones to be Philip Rivers’ backup.

Smith, still only 27, was a second-round pick of the Jets in 2013, but he never proved himself in green. He was set to be the starting quarterback for the 2015 season before an August punch from then-teammate IK Enemkpali broke his jaw. He never reclaimed his spot, and left the Jets after the 2016 season.

Matt Carpenter has quietly become one of the game’s best hitters in terms of plate discipline. His 16.5 percent chase rate since the start of last season ranks second to only Joey Votto’s (14.1). And it’s not just chase rate: Last season, Carpenter was top-five in the majors in swing rate and walk rate, too. — Langs

Nolan Arenado dropped the gloves on Wednesday — then dropped an appeal of his five-game suspension on Saturday. Arenado will miss the entire three-game series in Pittsburgh after charging the mound last week against the Padres. On the bright side, Charlie Blackmon returned from a four-game absence on Saturday and promptly homered off Max Scherzer. — Casellajets_096

Mark Sanchez fumbled part of his credibility in the NFL free-agent market Friday.

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The former Jets quarterback was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Sanchez has yet to find a new team after serving as the Bears’ third-stringer on a one-year deal last season.
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Sanchez, who has bounced around four teams after spending his first four seasons with the Jets, said he was stunned when the NFL informed him of his positive test.
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I was blind-sided by the news and I want to say unequivocally that I have never cheated or attempted to gain a competitive advantage by using a banned performance enhancing substance, Sanchez said in a statement on his Instagram account. During the past 9 years as an NFL player I have been subject to 73 drug tests an average of over 8 tests per season and all but one have been clean. I have taken the same regimen of supplements for the past five years without any issues.

Not picking a quarterback really has very little to do with Davis Webb. Aaron Ekblad Jersey There is no magic formula Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur can conjure up to project what Webb will become. His intangibles are all off-the-chart positive, he has great size and his work ethic is beyond reproach. There is a chance Webb could be the successor to Eli Manning. The Giants have no way to know for sure before this draft. If they truly like a quarterback, they will take one, and Webb’s presence on the roster would not be a factor, at all.

The Vikings may not be able to fit all their stars under the cap in the coming years, but they clearly felt Kendricks wasn’t a player they could risk losing.

Harrison, who will turn 40 next month, most recently played for the New England Patriots but spent the majority of his 15 NFL seasons with the聽Steelers. He won聽two Super Bowls and earned five Pro Bowl nods in Pittsburgh, in addition to being named the 2008 defensive player of the year in his sixth season with the team.

Harrison’s status became a significant storyline in the NFL last season after reports swirled that he had grown聽frustrated with a lack of playing time in Pittsburgh and聽asked to be released. When the Steelers cut ties with him in聽December, the 39-year-old left Pittsburgh as the most prolific pass-rusher in franchise聽history, with 80.5 sacks to his name.

Dez Bryant is done in Dallas, putting the three-time Pro Bowler on the open market less than two weeks before the NFL Draft.

At 29 years old, Bryant’s Womens Terry O’Reilly Jersey play has declined precipitously, and he hasn’t cleared 900 receiving yards in the past three seasons. Despite the drop in production and persistent questions over the years about his sideline demeanor, Bryant should find a healthy market, for the right price.
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Ozzie Newsome already added Michael Crabtree and John Brown to his receiving corps, but signing Bryant would provide pop for Joe Flacco. Breshad Perriman’s injury history necessitates the Ravens continue to search for depth. Dez would bring more than that. He would provide a red-zone combination alongside Crabtree that would make life immensely easier for Flacco.

That’s the rub, though. In Houston, Bryant would be the clear second banana at the position.

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Now? Washington has to be near the top, even after Mike Jones of USA Today tweeted he was聽told聽that Bryant is not on their radar right now.

The money’s there for the Redskins鈥攖he team has about $17.3 million remaining, which should be enough to get both Bryant and the rookie class signed.

The motivation’s there as well. Jamison Crowder is an excellent slot receiver, the Redskins added Paul Richardson in free agency and youngster Josh Doctson has shown some flashes in his two seasons. But Washington’s wide receivers feature more questions than answers. No one on the team had even 800 receiving yards in 2017.

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Timberwolves make up for bad loss to Grizzlies, can clinch first playoff berth in 14 years Wednesday

In scratching out the victory, the Timberwolves kept themselves on track for their first playoff berth in 14 years. They will have a play-in game for the postseason with the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at Target Center, thanks to the Nuggets’ knocking off the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.
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The issues for the Timberwolves remain the same as they have been all season. They came out lifeless against a Grizzlies team filled with players who might not even be in the league next season, trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half. Derrick Rose gave Tom Thibodeau’s team a boost in the second quarter, scoring nine of his 13 points and injecting energy into his lethargic team.
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My job is to cheer on the guys, bring urgency and bring energy to the game, Rose said. And that’s what I tried to do tonight. Try to play without thinking, try to go out there and just react and just let my game speak for itself, and it’s coming along good.

Kendall Graveman (0-2) gave up five hits and four walks while failing to get out of the fourth inning for the A’s, who have lost seven of 10. Matt Joyce homered in the ninth for Oakland.

Mens D’Angelo Russell Jersey And yet, it’s still an upgrade over the circus at backup last season, when as angry as the Johnny Hekker Authentic Jersey Ravens faithful were at Flacco from week to week, they feared anything happening to him because that meant Ryan Mallett would take the reins. When Flacco was knocked out by a concussion against the Dolphins, Mallett finished a 40-0 rout, and he did nothing to convince anybody he was a good option if Flacco had to miss any more time.

Agonizing over Griffin is notably disingenuous when Mallett is the act he’s following.

Their backs against the playoff wall on the road against the NBA’s best team, Westbrook answered the call, as he often has found a way to do for the franchise the past two years. It wasn’t a pretty line — 24 points on 10-of-28 shooting, 7 rebounds and 10 assists — but it was everything the Thunder needed to pull out a 108-102 win.

Just better not lose, George said of the Thunder’s mindset. That’s what it comes down to. We better not lose. We control our destiny at this point, but we’ve got to have the mindset that we need these wins. We’ve got to come out and play our game, and that’s always been good enough for us.

Vikings sign linebacker Reshard Cliett

The Vikings announced the signing of linebacker Reshard Cliett on Thursday.

Cliett, a sixth-round pick of the Texans in 2015, has never appeared in a regular-season game. He also has spent time with the Chiefs, Titans, Cardinals, Jets and Broncos.

Asdrubal Cabrera (B), 30 percent, New York Mets at Miami Marlins (RHP Jose Urena): Cabrera continues to be a great spot starter, eligible all over the infield and a switch hitter to boot. Urena is an example of a young hurler able to throw 95 mph, but lacking in both the command and control departments, along with a dearth of secondary offerings. The Mets are sneakily solid with a righty on the hill, putting Cabrera in a good spot out of the two-hole.

Maikel Franco (R), 26 percent, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds (LHP Cody Reed): The Phillies infield rotation is still a work in progress, though Franco is doing his best to command full time play with four extra base hits, including a pair of homers. With a lefty on the hill, he’ll be in there looking to build on his early success.

However, one of Beckham’s peers believes that such a decision would be tremendously foolish.

“That’s stupid. That’s stupid, man,” Cincinnati Begnals wide receiver A.J. Green said, via NFL.com. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, or once-in-a-generation talent, man, and you’ve got to be ready. I think he’ll get paid. They not that crazy.”

During last week’s league meetings in Orlando, the Giants ultimately said that Beckham was not being shopped around while also saying that no player is untouchable. However, the team has stated a strong desire for Beckham to be with the team for the long-term, though a contract extension will be necessary for that to become reality.

While Beckham has shown to be a remarkably talented weapon for the Giants, finding common ground on a contract may prove problematic.flames_014

Michael Bennett’s attorney says DE will plead not guilty if case reaches trial

Michael Bennett’s lawyer has a plan in place for his client.
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Attorney Rusty Hardin on Friday said the Eagles defensive end will plead not guilty to his felony charge if the case goes to Deacon Jones Authentic Jersey trial.

Still, Hardin insists he has witnesses who can confirm that Bennett was not involved in the incident.

I just don’t think he did it, Hardin said. He certainly didn’t do anything intentionally, or negligibly or recklessly push or hurt her. Now, did something else happen to her from somebody else? I just don’t know.
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I think the bigger issue is there were a bunch of people going through that door, anywhere from 20 to 35 people rushing to go down on the field to see their loved ones and celebrate with them. He and his family were with a group of other Patriot family members, and when the game was over, these different families all went to the floor.

Chris Tillman Game Jersey I just know that this guy would never intentionally or knowingly push her or do anything to somebody in a wheelchair. That just didn’t happen.

Happ struck out three more times, running his team-high total to a whopping 17 in seven games, before coming up with a clutch swing in his final at-bat. With one out and the bases loaded, he dumped a 0-1 pitch from Jacob Barnes into left-center to give the Cubs a 4-2 lead.

You’ve just got to keep working, Happ said. It’s the reason why we play this many games and it’s a game of averages, because there’s going to be some ups and downs. Hopefully this is going to be the biggest of the downs and I’ll get back going on a normal pace.

After Happ’s single, Kris Bryant was intentionally walked, and Maddon sent starting pitcher Jon Lester to the plate to hit for reliever Pedro Strop (2-0). Lester got down a sacrifice that drove in Ben Zobrist from third for the final run.

Barnes (0-1), who was filling in for injured closer Corey Knebel, was charged with four runs, two earned. He was hurt by errors by shortstop Orlando Arcia and third baseman Travis Shaw.

Eagles want Wentz to learn from Brady, preserve body

Apparently Carson Wentz does not possess the Dale Weise Womens Jersey same injury-avoiding instinct Deshaun Watson does.
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In the same week that Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien raved about his quarterback’s ability to avoid the big hit and know when a play has died, the Philadelphia Eagles expressed a desire to try to get their quarterback to learn the same.
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In an interview with Philly.com, Wentz’s old offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who’s now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, said Wentz needs to change his approach when it comes to getting out of the pocket.

The previous statement may seem a tad silly, because he’s arguably聽the greatest head coach聽in NFL history. But the New England Patriots coach suffered another Super Bowl defeat and lost his defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia, to the Detroit Lions. Plus, Tom Brady isn’t getting any younger.聽

Meanwhile, Belichick turns 66 years old in 10 days. Retirement may not be at the forefront of his mind, but it’s coming sooner rather than later.聽

Patriots owner Robert Kraft might be the only one inside the league who knows how long Belichick plans to coach.聽

We have a pact that we don’t talk about that, Kraft said in February, per the Sporting News’ Joe Rodgers. He knows and I know. But he won’t be done this year.

Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State: Denver let perennial Pro Bowler Aqib Talib go and may lose聽Bradley Roby to free agency next year. Cover corners grow on trees in Columbus, Ohio, and Ward is ripe for the picking, capable of stepping into Talib’s shoes and keeping the No Fly Zone devoid of enemy TD passes.

Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State: Though GM Chris Ballard surely remains open for business as he rebuilds the foundation around Andrew Luck, he’ll be hard pressed to bypass a pass rusher (and relentless run stopper) of Chubb’s caliber聽鈥?especially since he’s capable of closing out games and enabling Luck to hand off more.

Pat Shurmur joined Jon Gruden as recycled head coaches this offseason after failing at their previous stops. The New York Giants coach finished 9-23 overall in two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before being fired.聽

Some may point toward the Browns’ instability and Shurmur’s success with the Minnesota Vikings as reasons he can be successful with the Giants. Former Browns team president Mike Holmgren thinks Shurmur’s problems ran a little deeper.聽

Defensive tackle Phil Taylor making comeback with Redskins

Nose tackle Phil Taylor signed a one-year deal and will attempt another comeback with the Washington Redskins, the team announced on Tuesday.
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Taylor’s comeback this past season ended with torn quadriceps in the third preseason game. He had played his way not only onto Washington’s roster, but into the starting lineup at nose tackle. The Redskins had remained interested in retaining him, but for much of this offseason weren’t sure if he planned to continue playing.

Snell did not allow a run in 5 2/3 innings in Friday’s no-decision to the Boston Red Sox in a game Tampa Bay lost 1-0. He ran his scoreless innings streak to 12 2/3 and is the first Ray to produce a scoreless start within the first two games of the season since Steve Trachsel in 2000.

It just seems that players at every level are getting more comfortable playing with their helmets as a weapon rather than a protective device, McKay said. Therefore, we need a rule that is broad and puts that in context, and that’s what we think this does.

Players, coaches and fans were left guessing on how the rule will impact Miikka Salomaki Youth jersey the game. NFL Players Association president Eric Winston took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

Brian Dozier homered for the second straight day for the Twins. Eduard Escobar had two hits and an RBI. Max Kepler also drove in a run for Minnesota but Lynn lasted just four innings in his first game with the Twins since signing a one-year deal last month. He struggled with his location, walking six and striking out just one.

Although Betances saw the movement out of the corner of his eye, his focus remained on home plate, where he was locked in on the signs catcher Gary Sanchez was flashing. The previous inning, Sanchez had thrown out Granderson at second base, as Toronto tried to get something going offensively in its first inning facing Betances.

Betances’ next movement proved disastrous.

When he comes set, Pillar said he told himself, I’m going to gamble here.

Last year, our pass rush wasn’t where it needed to be, nose tackle Julius Turner said. That can be said about the past few years. Rutgers was 112th in the nation and 12th in the Big Ten with 16 sacks as a team last fall. It was the third consecutive season it has been ranked 91st or worst in the country and 12th or worst in the league after finishing 33rd nationally in 2014.
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Johnny Manziel’s return to pro football might still seem like a longshot, but he’s definitely working toward his goal, no matter how lofty.

The former first-round pick threw at a scouting showcase for the second time in as many weeks Tuesday, serving as Christian Kirk ‘s quarterback at Texas A&M’s pro day. In the process, the 25-year-old Manziel grabbed headlines — and multiple encounters with representatives of NFL teams.

Manziel met with the New England Patriots before and after his participation in Texas A&M’s pro day, the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reported. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported New England wasn’t the lone team to speak with the man formerly known as Johnny Football. A considerable amount of other teams also conversed with the quarterback on Tuesday, per Rapoport.

Because of this, the NFL also strives to protect the perception of the integrity of the game. Gambling, the league believes, only hurts that perception.

State-sponsored gambling not only adds to the pressure on our coaches and players, but creates suspicion and cynicism toward every on-the-field mistake that affects the betting line, Goodell wrote in a letter to Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in 2009.

We sort of threw him in the fire, Roberts said. He executed pitches, so his stuff really plays. From what I’ve seen so far, there’s a lot of emotion, but he’s shown that he can channel it in the right way.

It was just one game, but it’s not hard to envision Chargois becoming this year’s version of Morrow.

Everyone is trying to become more efficient, Chargois said, having clearly already adapted to the official team lexicon. Whether it’s a teammate or a coach trying to help out, we’re always trying to get better. It’s one thing I love about this team — it’s a great learning environment.

As for this year’s version of Taylor, how about Kemp After he was acquired, it was widely assumed the Dodgers would either flip Kemp to another team or set him adrift. But Kemp relished returning to his old team, and just wanted a chance. And the team said it’d give him one.
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