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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman took another step in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
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The veteran cornerback on Wednesday posted a short video clip on his verified Instagram account, which showed him running roughly 25 yards at the team’s training facility.

Getting there, Sherman said in the post.

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He is going to have to be, Jackson said. You can’t run from that. That is what is in our division.

The suit is now over, and New Jersey lawmaker and State Senate president Stephen Sweeney is exploring a lawsuit against the entities that sued New Jersey. Not only, Sweeney notes, did New Jersey spend over $9 million of taxpayer money on the case, but he claims that casinos and racetracks lost about $700 million during the time that they could have been open, per I think we should be pushing back: ‘Look, you cost us a lot of money,’ Sweeney said, via There’s a potential for the state of New Jersey to recover some real funds.

Sweeney says that he is yet to speak to New Jersey’s governor or assembly speaker about the lawsuit, but he added that we hold our strongest hand when the Legislature and the governor and the administration goes together.

While the NFL has publicly maintained a position against sports gambling — with Roger Goodell calling for uniform laws across all states — the four professional sports have softened up in their own ways. The NHL added the Golden Knights to Vegas, and the NFL is moving the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas as well. The NBA and MLB have opened their ears to talks about regulated gambling, including an integrity fee that would protect them from fixing.

Cowboys sign third-rounder Michael Gallup

The Cowboys now have all of their 2018 draft picks under contract.

Wide receiver Michael Gallup was the only one without a deal to start the week and the team announced on Monday that the third-round pick has agreed to a four-year deal. The Cowboys picked nine players overall during last month’s draft.

Whether Congress will act to give them what they want after a court ruling that placed gambling decisions squarely into the hands of states remains to be seen, however.

That’s because he doesn’t know the terminology, he doesn’t know anything, Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said. Dan was walking through each route as it was called. But [on Monday] guess what? We’re going to walk in and start taking a couple.

Manziel has plenty to learn about Canadian football. Standing on the field for the first time only served to further drive that point home.

Spacing is a little bit different on the defensive side if I had to look at anything, Manziel said. On offense, I’ve never ran this many routes that are predicated off of one defender … every route has an opportunity to break three or four different ways, which is different.

Who was that little fellow wearing a No. 55 Yankees road jersey Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium?

It sure looked like Sonny Gray, but this version pitched nothing like the guy who mostly has been a big disappointment since the Yankees gave up three of their best prospects to get him from the Oakland Athletics last July 31.

Turns out Gray really can be something special.

Of course, the opponent was the Kansas City Royals, who have gone from 2015 World Series champs to present-day pathetic, but so what.

Before running out of gas in the eighth inning, Gray was commanding all of his pitches, getting ahead of hitters and making it look easy in a 10-1 Yankees cakewalk that made it eight series wins in a row. ravens_072

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.

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

Ginobili, who each night is fighting against time, has been a bridge among generations: He’s followed by grandparents, parents, sons and grandsons. From the posters to the PlayStation, from the Osvaldo Casanova stadium to the AT&T Center. An infatuation that has placed him among a very few Argentine historic athletes. There’s a sense of affinity and closeness when you see Manu. People don’t sit down to watch a basketball game, they sit down to see Ginobili in action.
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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.

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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.

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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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NFL says it will review Patricia ‘matter’ with Lions

The NFL said Thursday it will review the issue regarding new Lions head coach Matt Patricia being indicted for an alleged 1996 sexual assault.

The Detroit News reported Wednesday night Patricia had been indicted, but not tried, for sexual assault in 1996. Patricia said in a statement Wednesday night he was falsely accused of the allegation, and the Lions also released a statement supporting the head coach.

As someone who was falsely accused of this very serious charge over 22 years ago, and never given the opportunity to defend myself and clear my name, I find it incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface now with the only purpose being to damage my character and reputation, Patricia said in the statement. I firmly maintain my innocence, as I have always done. I would never condone any of the behavior that was alleged and will always respect and protect the rights of anyone who has been harassed or is the victim of violence.

My priorities remain the same — to move forward and strive to be the best coach, teacher, and man that I can possibly be.

Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant are entrenched as starters, wile Brian Poole serves as Atlanta’s nickel back. Rookie second-round pick Isaiah Oliver is also looking at a secure roster spot because of his draft status.

Unless Bethel manages to unseat Poole, he’ll likely be team’s fourth or fifth cornerback—depending on how Oliver develops—at best. If Atlanta decides $1.75 million is too much to pay a depth player and special teamer, it can release Bethel and pay out only $400,000 in guarantees.

The Baltimore Ravens selected running back Kenneth Dixon with a fourth-round pick in 2016, and he arrived with plenty of hype. The Louisiana Tech product rushed for more than 4,400 yards and a whopping 72 touchdowns during his collegiate career.

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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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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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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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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Chris Thompson’s role won’t change with addition of Derrius Guice

Washington added Derrius Guice in the draft, but the team insists Chris Thompson’s third-down role won’t change. Thompson caught 39 passes for 510 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games last season before fracturing his fibula.

“Chris will be in there a lot, so I think the rotation that we will come up with will be quite beneficial to all the backs,” Washington coach Jay Gruden said, via John Keim of ESPN. “Keep them fresh, keep them healthy and then use their skill set accordingly.”

With the return of Josh Gordon and the trade for Jarvis Landry and the drafting of Antonio Callaway, the Browns suddenly have a crowded room at the receiver position. Does that make 2016 first-rounder Corey Coleman the odd man out? Perhaps.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests that the Browns would trade Coleman, if the Browns receive a “decent offer.”

It’s unclear what that precisely means, but whoever gets Coleman would be banking on him playing much better than he has in two NFL seasons. Injuries (a pair of broken hands) have been an issue, and Coleman has only 718 career receiving yards in 19 career regular-season games. The question becomes whether he can be more durable, and whether he can do more when he plays.

Gone are last year’s leading receiver, Michael Crabtree, as well as last year’s No. 4 wide receiver, Cordarrelle Patterson. Jordy Nelson arrived in free agency, while the Raiders traded for Martavis Bryant and Ryan Switzer.

“We’ve got a competitive situation here at wide receiver,” Gruden said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “So I like that.”

Gruden said the trade for Bryant gives Oakland a big-play threat.

“Let me tell you, he brings a different dynamic,’ Gruden said.” He’s 6-foot-4 and he plays it. He’s 4.4- fast and he plays it. We just have to get him wired into the offense and Jordy Nelson’s experience and versatility has really been impressive that it’s allowed us to do some things in just a few days that is pretty cool. We like our receivers, and we think Martavis will make you think twice about doing some things.”