Prosecutors drop felony charge against Robby Anderson from 2017 arrest

Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson won’t face prosecution on a felony charge related to a 2017 arrest in Florida.
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Jabari Parker missed most of the season recovering from a torn ACL, but he enters this season healthy and will be looking to prove himself to still be a young star in this game.

Anderson found himself in more legal trouble in Nick Nelson Jersey Florida this offseason. He was arrested in January on charges that included resisting arrest and threatening a public servant’s family, although the latter felony charge was dropped last month. There was briefly an arrest warrant issued for Anderson’s failure to appear in court earlier this month on a remaining charge from the incident, but it was later rescinded as Anderson’s absence was a result of a clerical error.

Hill had no explanation for that, but he said he has spoken to the folks at EA about improving it for Madden 19.

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Dak Prescott recently said he wants to be the greatest quarterback in Cowboys history. Which gave us an idea for the PFT Live draft.
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At first, the plan was to draft the best quarterbacks in franchise history. Then, we decided to broaden it. Who were the greatest Cowboys of all time, regardless of position or title?

There have been enough great Cowboys over the years that we expanded the three-round draft to four. Stats declared me to be the winner (Chris Simms has been struggling lately). You can (should) check it out and declare your own winner.

Rockies edge Dodgers 2-1 on Gonzalez’s pinch-hit single

Nolan Arenado swings and misses on a fastball down the middle and proceeds to slam his bat in frustration in the dugout.
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The Dodgers brought a four-game winning streak back home and couldn’t get out of their own way.

While it’s true the league’s ratings have softened 鈥?as have those of pretty much everything on TV thanks to cord cutting 鈥?the NFL remains, by far, the most popular show going. NFL games accounted for the five most-watched TV shows last year and six of the top 10, according to Nielsen. The Super Bowl drew more than 111 million viewers, more than the four-highest non-NFL shows combined.

The opening round of last month’s draft on ESPN, Fox and NFL Network drew 11.2 million viewers. That’s right. The draft. More than 11 million people tuned in for a show that featured about Nick Perry Youth jersey 60 seconds of action every 10 minutes or so.

Those kind of numbers mean broadcasters and digital companies are still tripping over themselves for a piece of the NFL’s action. Fox agreed earlier this year to pay the NFL $3.3 billion over five years just for the rights to Thursday Night Football. In December, Verizon agreed to pay $2 billion for five years’ worth of streaming rights.

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We’re just going to keep sticking together and play hard and see where it takes us, Berrios said through the team interpreter after striking out nine and giving up just three hits and two walks over eight innings.

Nicholas Castellanos gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead with a home run to straightaway center field in the first inning and a two-out RBI single in the third, both hits on first pitches. Berrios (5-4) then retired 15 straight batters after that to sail past the seven-inning mark he’s reached in half of his 10 starts. He gave up one run on just two hits and one walk in seven innings with 10 strikeouts to beat St. Louis last week, rediscovering his sharp-breaking curveball.

Limited Terrell McClain Jersey At the beginning of the game it kind of felt like they knew what I was going to throw, Berrios said, so we went back to the dugout and kind of came back with a different game plan.

Fernando Rodney closed with a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 13 tries. Rodney, whose first eight seasons of his major league career were with the Tigers, has converted eight straight saves in 10 consecutive scoreless innings.

MLB rumors: Why Phillies could beat Yankees for Orioles’ Manny Machado

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Both players are scheduled to be free agents and could command contracts well in excess of $250 million.

It’s entirely possible Baltimore trades Machado before the non-waiver deadline on July 31st to a contender looking for some short-term help.

Machado is on track for his fourth All-Star selection. He leads the American League with a.350 batting average and he’s tied for the major league lead with 13 home runs.

I want to do this the right way.’ And he’s doing that. He looks the best I’ve seen him. His body’s in great shape. His arm feels really good. He’s just taking it step by step. We’re looking at training camp as our target date right now.

Ballard acknowledges that folks might be skeptical given the recent past, when the Colts’ timeline for Luck didn’t match up with reality.

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees are 6-2 on their nine-game homestand with the finale vs. Oakland today… have split the first two games of their current series vs. Oakland… won 2-of-3 vs. Boston after sweeping a 3G series vs. Cleveland… following a Monday off day, begin an 8G road trip on Tuesday: 2G at Washington (Tue.-Wed.), 3G at Kansas City (5/18-20) and 3G at Texas (5/21-23).
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At 27-12 (.692), are tied with Boston for the Majors’ best record… is the latest in a season they have had at least a share of the Majors’ best record since the end of play on 7/28/12 (tied with Cincinnati and Washington at 60-40)… last had sole possession of the best record in MLB this late in a season at the end of play on 7/27/12 (60-39).
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The NFL’s cheerleader conundrum

Years ago, I wrote a story about how perverts were spying on naked Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders.
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For decades, from the 1980s until the early 2000s, players, coaches and owners would ogle the cheerleaders through carved-out peepholes as the cheerleaders showered. Yes, even owners.聽

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It’s not just owners, either. It’s the league overall.聽You have to understand how the league views cheerleaders. Owners view players as property. Owners see cheerleaders as three-fifths of a player.

As one front-office executive told me, Team mascots and guys who do the laundry are seen as more valuable than cheerleaders.

But is it a distraction? Because everything invariably leads back to this and, ultimately, distractions are to blame for whatever might go wrong in the future. That’s how the media likes to portray it, anyway. Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells isn’t buying it.

I don’t pay any attention to that, Parcells told The Athletic’s Gary Myers. Nobody knows what’s what exactly. You are just hearing gossip and conjecture and opinion. I don’t put much stock in that. Having been in a position myself as a head coach, a lot of things are said about an organization, the coaching staff and the owner. Some of the things are just flat out not true. Yet they get out and they get publicized because they make good headlines. The only thing you got to do is watch the product on the field. When the season starts, all this offseason stuff, it doesn’t mean anything. Nothing.

Saints sign Ole Miss offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin

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The New Orleans Saints signed former University of Mississippi offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin on Wednesday.
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Bouldin went undrafted earlier this month after a broken foot ended his senior season with the Rebels after eight games. He started three games last season for Mississippi at right guard. He appeared in 11 games with four starts as a junior.

According to Amos Morale III of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Bouldin did 35 reps on the bench press at his pro day in March.

The curse of Nittany Lions backs in the draft don’t get more vexing, as Carter was bad enough to beat out Akili Smith as Cincinnati’s worst-ever pick. He missed his entire rookie year with a knee injury, and really never got his career going.

Even Tim Couch, taken at the same spot the year before to reboot the Browns in expansion, was a better pick. In his five seasons with Cleveland, Brown had just 17 sacks after consistent durability issues.

The Falcons lost defensive tackle Dontari Poe to the Panthers, and Adrian Clayborn to the Patriots. They cut and re-signed defensive end Derrick Shelby, but still need some more bodies.
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Sweating the small stuff is one way to land the clubhouse DJ gig, but it’s not the only way. For Brian Dozier, it was about proximity: The Twins second baseman was locker mates with former Minnesota DJ Justin Morneau, so when Morneau got traded in 2013, Dozier was the next man up. For Drew Butera, it was about serendipity: When starting DJ Mike Moustakas tore his ACL in 2016, the Kansas City backstop subbed in and never gave the gig back.

Raiders call off Brian Cushing visit with Derrick Johnson Jersey in the fold

Maybe the Raiders do have enough veteran linebackers after all.
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Friday brought a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN that the Raiders were scheduled to meet with former Texans linebacker Brian Cushing on Sunday, but it appears the deal they struck with former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has led to a change in plans.

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The second grievance seeks a system arbitration against the NFL and all teams regarding the league鈥檚 failure to enforce the absence of a policy that mandates standing. By allowing, for example, teams to ask players whether they intend to demonstrate as part of pre-employment communications, the NFL is permitting teams to disregard the fact that no league rule prohibits demonstrations. Indeed, the only rule on the books preserves the right of players to demonstrate during the national anthem 鈥?and Joffrey Lupul Youth jersey that right was confirmed by the NFL in 2016 and reiterated by the league in 2017.

Colin and Eric have taken courageous action at the expense of their professional careers and personal lives, attorney Mark Geragos, who represents both players in a separate collusion grievance, said in a statement. They did these selfless acts because they wanted to shine light on inequity and oppression. Today they welcome all NFL Players who have joined in the prosecution of the NFL for their conspiracy and illegal acts. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the NFLPA in our fight for justice, equality and inalienable rights of all Americans.
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NFL owners apparently haven’t learned a thing.

Their eyes remain shut, their hearts unsoftened.聽That’s the only conclusion one can reach as an unemployed, socially conscious 鈥?and vocal 鈥?former 49ers starter files a collusion grievance against them and the league.
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Francisco Liriano Womens Jersey We’re not talking about Colin Kaepernick. That was last season. (And, yep, still out of work.) The new person in question: safety Eric Reid, a free agent and former teammate of Kaepernick’s, and the first player to join the quarterback’s protest of police brutality and social injustice two years ago.

Reid has tweeted his belief that his lack of opportunities stem from his decision to protest. NFL executives brushed off such talk. It’s a slow safety market, they said. But since March, 24 safeties have gotten new deals 鈥?just not Reid, who’s better than most.

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The league will not eliminate kickoffs for the 2018 season, NFL VP of Football Operations Troy Vincent said Tuesday, via ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert.

The development comes weeks after Vincent, a former NFL player, told radio host Dan Patrick kickoffs may not be long for the NFL and it has everything to do with safety concerns.

There are three phases of the game, offense, defense and special teams, Vincent told Patrick in late March. To just think about the removal of not having that kickoff return part of the game, there’s resistance. But we understand we’re at a place college football is adjusting, high school, at the Pee Wee level. We are going to address some of those issues that we see in the kickoff….

Dorsey touts Cleveland’s support system for Antonio Callaway

The Browns have rolled the dice on a player who admitted to smoking marijuana two weeks before the Scouting Combine, where he knew (or should have known) he’d be drug tested. After making the pick, G.M. John Dorsey expressed confidence in receiver Antonio Callaway’s ability to conform with the expectations of the league and the team.
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Daniel Carlson is an experienced SEC kicker who is reliable inside 40 yards and will drill some kickoffs deep in the end zone. The biggest knock Travis Benjamin Authentic Jersey on his game is a low trajectory off his foot. He had three 50-plus-yard attempts blocked last year, and his low line drives into the end zone can be too easy to return. This is not the kicker solution you were seeking, Vikings, and you selected him too soon. Grade: D.

A Good, Bad and Terrifying breakdown of Jamarco Jones.

Good: Jamarco Jones is an experienced starter at a power program and is effective in a lot of areas: second-level blocking, latching on to a defender and steering him wide and so forth.

Bad: Jones is not huge (6’4, 299 lbs), particularly athletic or a master craftsman at the position.

Terrifying: Jones’ combine results would be remembered among the ugliest ever if Orlando Brown hadn’t tried to run the 40 with a meatball sub in his hands and fallen asleep during the bench press.

Alas, both players turned out to be reaches, but the Bengals not only ignored the warning signs while both players failed to develop, but the rest of their offensive line also deteriorated from neglect while they waited for the tackles to come around.
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Patriots add assets for Tom Brady in NFL draft, but QB question looms

Instead of drafting Tom Brady’s eventual successor with one of their two first-round picks Thursday night, the New England Patriots picked two players who should be able to immediately help their veteran quarterback in the twilight of his career.
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Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer remains under contract as Brady’s backup (returning for a second stint in New England last year after Hoyer’s former team, the 49ers, traded for Brady’s previous backup, Jimmy Garoppolo), but the Patriots at some point need to address the long-term future at that position.

Several of the top remaining quarterback prospects could be drafted by the end of the third round Friday night, including Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph, Washington聽 Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta and Washington聽State’s Luke Falk.

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But the Diamondbacks padded their lead in the eighth with three runs, highlighted by Descalso’s two-run homer that made it 8-4.

The game was played on a chilly, rainy night in front of a sparse crowd of 18,195. Much of Philadelphia sports fans’ attention on Tuesday night centered across the street for Game 5 of the 76ers’ first-round series clinching victory over the Miami Heat.

Velasquez took a step back from a strong string of three straight good outings and couldn’t get through Bennie Fowler Jersey the fifth inning, allowing four runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings with six strikeouts and two walks. It ended a span of 12 straight starts by Philadelphia starters with three earned runs or fewer.

Velasquez entered having gone six or more innings in three straight starts after doing that just three times all of 2017.

Farquhar collapsed in the dugout after coming off the mound during the sixth inning of Friday’s home game against the Houston Astros. After receiving treatment from White Sox medical personnel and on-site emergency medical technicians, Farquhar was transported to nearby Rush University Medical Center, where he remains.

Before Thursday’s game at Kansas City, the White Sox took the field for batting practice wearing black T-shirts that read PRAY FOR 43, with FOR DANNY on the left sleeves.

White Sox reliever Nate Jones also said the team would keep Farquhar’s No. 43 jersey in the bullpen.
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LeBron James figured he had experienced everything in 12 postseasons.

Turns out, there was something new.
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McKenzie told reporters Friday that after three months of working with Gruden, he’s confident that the two of them are close enough in the way they evaluate draft picks that they’re not going to disagree when the Raiders are on the clock next week.

I’ve got a feeling for Coach Gruden. We like the same type of players, McKenzie said. Just good football players. It’s not about height, weight, speed or where they come from. It’s about who they are as players, do they love playing football. All those characteristics you truly like about football players.

Let’s put their playoff pedigree aside for a moment. Only five teams have lost Games 1 and 2 of a best-of-seven series at home in OT. Each of those five teams went on to lose their series. So history is working against them.

We had a talk on the phone, Allen said of the Bills. They just basically wanted explanations for everything, and I gave them to them. I owned up to my mistakes, told them exactly what happened. They trusted me. They trusted my judgment. I think they did their due diligence in talking to my coaches, talking to teammates. There’s never been a problem with me and my teammates. I love those guys, and I guarantee you they would say some really good things about me.
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Someone leaked the tweets, which included use of the N word, to Yahoo. Allen was asked if he knew who or why the tweets were made public.
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I think somebody knew what they were doing, Allen said. There were some tweets that were already deleted probably a few months, if a year ago. Somebody knew what they were doing. It’s out there. It’s my fault. I can’t blame anybody else for my own mistakes. Success is the best revenge, . . . and the plan is to win football games and earn my teammates’ respect and my coaches’ respect.

The question was the last of the night for Allen, with no chance of a follow to ask why somebody wanted to make him look bad.

He earlier said he will address the issue with his new teammates, making sure his black teammates understand there was no malintent on his part. Allen said he does not expect an extra layer of scrutiny.