Colts reach one-year deal with Jack Mewhort

The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed offensive lineman Jack Mewhort to a one-year contract, the team announced.
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That sounds nice, but there are at least two obstacles in that suggestion.
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Control, two feet down and a big hit has to be an incomplete pass, Polian said. Why? Because if those are complete passes, they will have to be considered fumbles. And we do not want more fumbles. They cause melees. Players are out of control, diving for the ball. They’re very difficult to officiate. We’ve done that for decades. Bang-bang plays have to stay incomplete passes. That’s wholly my view.

Ask the NFL and the International Olympic Committee, a TV exec said. They set the dates. Neither of those organizations cared to comment, however, when our Richard Morgan asked which one of them would blink.

Their failure to reschedule could ruin a good thing. NBC’s prime-time viewership in the coveted 18-to-49 demo soared by 324 percent during their Super Bowl-Olympics twofer, while ABC, CBS and Fox all posted double-digit declines, according to a report from research firm MoffettNathanson.

As Henny Youngman would suggest, take Cris Carter. Might it be time he reconsider his side work as a mentor to pro athletes and go into something more productive, say, peddling peanut brittle door-to-door.

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Then, while with ESPN, he mentored a room of NFL rookies, suggesting they combat their presumed future criminality with more: finding a buddy to take the rap.

So why not give it up? Carter’s just not good at it. It isn’t as if he’s Jimmy Dolan, who inherited his right to produce NBA and NHL mediocrities 鈥?or worse 鈥?often simultaneously for nearly 25 consecutive seasons.

Mind you, before I watched his film the only thing I knew about Vea was a lot of mock drafts had him going high.

I was so into the NFL again this season I just didn’t catch much college football, so for me he was just a name until a few days ago.

It didn’t take but a couple of plays into watching his tape for Vea to make one hell of an impression on me, however.

How do you not let out a loud ”What the fuck?!” when you see Vea push both guards and the center back into the quarterback’s lap on a passing play?

Tuesday saw the biggest chips in the quarterback market fall and several more blockbuster moves from NFL teams… a full day before free agency officially begins.

The biggest offseason question was answered Tuesday when Kirk Cousins agreed to terms on a three-year, $86 million deal with the Vikings. That money is fully guaranteed, the whole deal, which is unprecedented.

The Cardinals, who just a few seasons ago were 100-game winners but have since failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years, will have the return of young phenom Alex Reyes to their staff, but they can no longer count on the once-steady Adam Wainwright to anchor their rotation. They’re otherwise dependent on a bevy of talented but young and mostly inexperienced starters.

Grade for Hyde: C The effort to make the Browns suitable for human consumption continues with three signings of adequate, low-ceiling players.

After trading for Marcus Peters, the Rams added another playmaking veteran on the outside by dealing a fifth-round pick to the Broncos for Talib, whose departure from Denver had been rumored since the end of the regular season.

Denver had clearly made the decision to promote fifth-year corner Bradley Roby into an every-down role at the expense of Talib, who failed to pick off more than one pass for the first time in his professional career last season.

Given that decision, John Elway did well to create a market and pick up a fifth-round pick for a player the Broncos seemed likely to release.

With Roby and Chris Harris Jr., the Broncos should still be set at cornerback for years to come, and Denver can put the $11 million they owed Talib toward a new deal for Roby and/or their bid for Kirk Cousins. patriots_011

Hand signed a three-year extension with a club option for 2021 during the offseason.

It’s a reasonable and scalable deal that makes him a valuable trade asset if he continues to perform as he did during his 2017 breakout.
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As with the White Sox, if San Diego contends, it will be because some of the prospects hit the ground running, with both Luis Urias and Fernando Tatis Jr. looking capable of doing just that based on their spring performances. But if the Padres find themselves in a borderline-shocking playoff chase, they might be willing to deal from their prospect depth to upgrade the rotation.

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Finally, if the Rangers don’t contend, future Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre could be moved to a team that could get him a ring, and he could become one of the feel-good stories of the second half of the season.

Wood’s best season came out of the bullpen with the Cubs in 2016 when he went 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 61 innings pitched.

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Dennis Rodman gets probation after DUI arrest in California

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a January DUI arrest in Southern California.
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Rodman pleaded guilty Monday in Orange County to one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of .08 percent.

The Rockets were up by 10 early in the third quarter before using a 7-3 run, capped by a 3 from Trevor Ariza, to make it 61-47 with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the quarter before the big Harden-fueled run put the game out of reach.

Spurs: Popovich said before the game that he didn’t have any update on when Kawhi Leonard could return amid recent reports that he could return later this week. Leonard has played just nine games this season because of a quadriceps injury. … Aldridge missed the game because of a sore right knee. … Manu Ginobili got a day off to rest. … Rudy Gay added 13 points. … Tony Parker had 12.

Rockets: Ryan Anderson missed his eighth straight game with a sore left hip. D’Antoni said he is doing better but he doesn’t know when he’ll return. … Clint Capela had 13 points and nine rebounds.
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Note: We’re sending out these Insider tips early in the day, and a lot can change after these are posted. Be sure to follow this Twitter list of NBA reporters, bloggers and announcers for late-breaking injury updates and lineup changes.

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Lue said that he and Smith had a positive talk about the lineup change.

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Smith said that there was no conversation with his coach about the move.

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In the box score, the 19-year-old averages 2.3 steals per 40 minutes with a 3.5 percent steal rate, acting as a bright spot of turnover creation for a defense that could sorely use more of it.

In the past, questions about Gilgeous-Alexander’s position may have proved damning to his draft stock. Now, they’re a boon. Still, figuring out his NBA role will be complicated. How much can he handle the ball? If he isn’t handling it, can he be a dangerous enough spot-up threat? Where is he best defensively? All of these questions will shape his career trajectory.

In trading for Walker, the Knicks would be addressing that need by pairing Porzingis, who is among the league leaders in scoring as the roll man this season despite ranking in the 34.4 percentile with 1.01 points per possession, with one of the best pick-and-roll scorers in the NBA. Walker is also a great 3-point shooter 锟斤拷 especially when compared to Frank Ntilikina and Jarrett Jack 锟斤拷 which would help him space the floor for Porzingis when he goes to the post, where he generates a high portion of his offense.

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Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into the week of March 5-11 and analyzes the new look of players and teams affected by deadline deals.

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How do you make this work? Much of this will depend on the size of your league, how many teams you want to have make the playoffs (you can choose anywhere from zero to eight) and how long the playoffs will last, but a smart way to do it is to wrap up your league by Week 21 or 22.

Offline: There really is no doubt that the most fun you can have is to get your friends, family or co-workers together in a room and do a live draft in person. You can’t beat the laughs, trash talk and the feeling of being a general manager making selections at the MLB draft. If you go that route, then choose Offline draft, enter the rosters following the draft and play your season out on ESPN.

Snake: A live online draft is the simplest format and is ideal for leagues that have managers spread out over many cities, states or countries. “Snake” means that the draft order reverses each round, so a 10-team draft goes from 1-10 in odd-numbered rounds, then 10-1 in even-numbered rounds. That means whoever picks first in the draft will make his/her next pick at No. 20, then No. 21, etc. The manager who picks last in the first round (10th) will also get the No. 11 pick but will have to wait until picks 30 and 31 for their next selections.

Drummond would be this unit’s rim protector (15.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks per game). He had the misfortune of being in the same East center group with the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis.

Injuries likely had a role in keeping CP3 out. He has been limited to 28 games this season after making his debut on Nov. 16. When he has been on the court, he has been a standout backcourt complement to James Harden. Paul has missed the midwinter game for a second consecutive year after nine consecutive berths.

Philly’s rookie 6-10 unicorn has slowed since the start of December, with his scoring and rebounding averages both declining. He still can dish the rock (7.2 assists per game), and he’s still exciting to watch, but isn’t quite an All-Star.

Williams had a solid case as LA’s leading scorer (23.3 points per game) highlighted by a 50-point game, two games of 40-plus and 11 of 30 or more. Maybe coaches were looking at him as more of a sixth man (14 starts in 45 games) than a primary option.giants_007

Steve Kerr hands coaching duties to Warriors players vs. Suns; says no disrespect intended

Steve Kerr decided to let his Warriors players coach themselves for a night because they had stopped listening to him.
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The players were in charge of everything from shootaround to the game Monday as they took on the woeful Suns at home. That included plotting strategy during timeouts, with minimal input from Kerr.

Kids Nathan Beaulieu Jersey Turns out the defending NBA champs didn’t need to strategize much after they raced to a 17-point halftime lead en route to a 129-83 rout of Phoenix.

The Steelers are undefeated when he gets 25 or more carries.

His game will age well because he makes plays not solely off athleticism, but with my mind, he said.

I’m the one to bet on myself. And I’ll do it again, Bell said. I understand how the Steelers do contracts. Last year, I was pounding the table on guaranteed money. That’s not the case. If I’m not getting guaranteed money, I want a lot more up front. … It’s year-to-year with the Steelers. Essentially if I sign a four- or five-year deal, I’m playing four or five franchise tags.

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The NBA Rising Stars game will tip off at 9 p.m. following the Celebrity Game. The Rising Stars will play at the Staples Center, where the main events of All-Star weekend are being held. The Rising Stars game will be broadcast on TNT and live-streamed on Watch TNT.

As usual, the Rising Stars roster features 20 of the league’s best rookies and second-year players. As in the last three years, the game will pit 10 players from the U.S. against 10 international players. Under the current format, the World Team has gone 2-1 against the U.S. Team with all three games being decided by less than 10 points.

When that message changed, and everybody was interpreting it as that was the reason, then I was against kneeling, Ross told the Daily News. I like Donald [Trump]. I don’t support everything that he says. Overall, I think he was trying to make a point, and his message became what kneeling was all about. From that standpoint, that is the way the public is interpreting it. So I think that’s really incumbent upon us to adopt that. That’s how, I think, the country now is interpreting the kneeling issue.

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Does your fantasy basketball team have a few glaring issues? Is it weak in certain categories? Are you really good in some areas but lacking in others? Don’t worry — there are players who can help.
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Trey Burke, PG, New York Knicks (23.8 percent) — Burke put up 26 points in back-to-back games, then followed it up with 18 against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. He’s playing 25 to 30 minutes a game these days and filling it up like he did in his college days as a star at Michigan.

Taurean Prince, SF, Atlanta Hawks (21.9 percent) — On a team that distributes minutes evenly throughout its extended rotation, Prince finds himself on the court as often as anybody aside from Dennis Schroder. He has scored 14 points or more in four of his past five games, too.
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Sure, evaluating a QB for a draft goes well beyond one afternoon in Indy. There’s a ton of game film, there are individual meetings, there are more extensive pro days. Darnold has built great equity there, and there will be more to come. But given how much weight NFL teams put on the slightest of separation between prospects, consider the optics in Indy to be a loss for Darnold.

Of the nine teams that have beaten schedule alert games, five of those teams are currently the top six of the Western Conference.

The Nuggets have an NBA-high six schedule alert games this season and so far have lost four of them. Their final schedule alert game of the season comes this month.

Now, here are March’s schedule alert games, and below them are recaps of such games for February:

Bulls, this goes down as your fourth and final schedule alert game of the season. It’ll be your fifth game in eight days, your third game in four days and the second of a back-to-back set. After hosting the Bucks on March 23, you will head out right after — losing an hour along Homer Bailey Womens Jersey the way — to Detroit to face the Pistons less than 24 hours later. The Pistons, meanwhile, will enter this game with a one-day rest advantage.

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There will be 336 players at the combine this year.

The NFL Combine is coming up beginning on Feb. 27, and now we know which players will be attending. The list was released Tuesday, and it includes some expected names and some surprises.
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The combine is a chance for NFL hopefuls to show general managers and coaches how fast, strong, and prepared they are for the pros.

I think us spending a lot of time off the court, getting to know each other as humans, that’s going to help on the Bob Lilly Jersey court, Thompson said. And I think we brought the right guys in that want to be around everyone off the court. Which is going to speed the process up.

Authentic Womens Chris Hogan Jersey Thompson’s words painted a stark contrast to his own statement less than three weeks prior, when, in the aftermath of an explosive team meeting that became public, the Cavs’ big man raised eyebrows by dismissing the value of team chemistry.

I think Koby did a heck of a job of understanding what our team needed, James said after the Cavs’ win over the Thunder before the All-Star break. It just wasn’t working out for us and he felt like, obviously you guys saw his quotes, he made the changes that he felt best fits our team.

Without that insulation, Love recognizes he will have to go out of his comfort zone to make connections to his new teammates — particularly because he won’t have the benefit of playing with them as they dip their toes into the Cavs’ waters for the first time.

For me it’s [imperative to] continue to stay vocal, always being around, make sure I’m on the road trips, Love said during All-Star Weekend. Even when I’m not out there [on the court], I need to be there and be one of the leaders for this team.

Ohio State is second with 11 players invited. Kadar has Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Ward penciled in at No. 10 to the 49ers for now. He also has offensive lineman Billy Price projected as a first rounder.
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Georgia and LSU each have 10 players who were invited this year. Florida State and Miami have nine each, and Penn State has eight players who were invited.

The Super Bowl 52 halftime show has quickly become the most rumor-filled, conspiracy-laden performance of the modern era.

Justin Timberlake’s return to the stage, paired with prior controversy and the death of a musical icon, have spawned a host of theories about what might happen during halftime.

It’s not uncommon for details of the show to leak ahead of time, but we’re already in full-on denial mode about some of the alleged details of what could happen. Take these with a grain of salt, because anything could happen.

TMZ reported on Saturday that sources who saw the show’s rehearsal said a hologram of Prince would be projected on the stage, much like Snoop Dogg’s performance at Coachella in 2012, during which a Tupac hologram appeared.

Durant was a panelist at an NBA All-Star tech summit on Friday morning, a field he has invested millions in since his move to the Bay Area. Subsequently, he and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns participated in an “NBA Cares” day-of-service function. That was pretty much the extent of his obligations.

“I’m ready to finish out the season,” Durant said. “I feel like we’re ready to play some of our best ball.”

The Eagles defensive backs say that he is a “monster” to cover in practice. His opponents say that his mixture of speed, size and desire makes him dangerous on every snap.

Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo says:

”Alshon’s contribution, his effect here has been huge. I don’t think Alshon gets enough credit for the effect he has on games. It doesn’t always show up in the stats. It bothers me when I hear people say that a receiver like him only affects or makes eight or so plays a game. I could not disagree more. He affects the game. The whole game.”

Brady has had a flawless 2017 season thus far. He has maintained good health and was awarded the NFL’s MVP the night before the Super Bowl. But there’s one last chance for doom.

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