I don’t think I need to be more stronger.


Leonard had a monster game in South Carolina State’s 35-14 win over Morgan State, finishing with 18 tackles, one TFL, two INTs and a pass breakup. A redshirt senior, he finished sixth in the FCS in tackles (124) in 2016. He’s had some trouble keeping weight on, which could be an issue in the NFL, but I see him as a special teams contributor and potential starter down the road.

After Washington was eliminated, management publicly challenged the face of the franchise. “I think [Ovechkin is] going to have to think of ways he can evolve into a player that still has a major impact on the game,” MacLellan told reporters in May.

Ovechkin took to heart the challenge to train differently and add more speed to his game. “I started working out a little earlier, working out in the morning,” he says. “I was running more. I was not lifting weights. I’m a pretty heavy guy.”

Ovechkin was listed at 239 pounds last year, and he reported lighter to training camp, although his weight tends to fluctuate. Regardless, Kuznetsov says, “He looks leaner.”

“Something as simple as a cold could put her in the hospital,” Truex said. “It’s not worth the risk. So staying home, [she] watched it on TV, just hanging out with her mom and Cheap Cycling Jerseys her family relaxing.

“It was cool to see her tweet.”

It was as much an improbable victory as a driver could Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Online earn, as Truex notched his sixth win in 30 races this year. The race dodged the heavy rain predicted for the area as it stayed west.

Hill accounts for 5 TDs, unbeaten Columbia tops Marist 41-17


Anders Hill threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, and Columbia rolled to a 41-17 win over Marist on Saturday for its best start in 21 years.

Hill was 23 of 33 for 350 yards and did all his scoring damage in the first half when the Lions (4-0), who won their first six games in 1996, opened a 38-0 lead. The win was Columbia’s largest since beating Princeton 42-14 in 2010.

Lanning completed 2 of 3 passes for 25 yards and carried Cheap Jerseys the ball nine times for 35 yards in Iowa State’s 38-31 win. He also threw a key block that allowed David Montgomery to spring loose for a 46-yard reception off a screen play, in which Montgomery reversed field.

On defense, Lanning had eight tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.

“It was fun,” Lanning said. “Coming into an atmosphere like this, you can’t Hockey Jerseys Cheap ask for anything better, especially playing both ways. … I can’t say enough about my teammates and what they did to help me out. It was a lot of stuff going on for me. I didn’t have my best game defensively, but we got the win.”

Lanning played quarterback last season before transitioning to inside linebacker during the offseason after Park won the job.

Entering Saturday’s game, he was second in the Big 12 with 46 tackles.

As he continues to tinker with his team’s lineup — the Demers acquisition was the 17th personnel addition the Coyotes made this offseason — Chayka realizes that a GM’s job doesn’t cease once the season begins. Even on this night, a meaningless preseason game, he continued to analyze Arizona’s every move and figure out ways the players could improve.

“I think you always try to find something to work on. The reality is a lot of times the end result might work out, but the process isn’t what you’d like it to be,” Chayka said. “Sometimes that’s hockey. Sometimes guys make the wrong play, but they’re skilled enough to get away with it.”

NFL Week 4 in five tweets


Week 4 of the NFL season arrives with the Chiefs and Falcons as the lone unbeatens remaining.

But there are five, count ’em, winless teams after three weeks — the Bengals, Browns, Chargers, Giants and 49ers — so there’s that.

There are some interesting matchups, team and individuals, those Cheap Jerseys Shop looking to break in, break through or merely bounce back.

The Panthers’ controversial 24-20 victory in 2013 left the Patriots upset over a no-call on what appeared to be pass interference in the end zone with three seconds remaining. The way the Panthers offense has played so far, it’s unlikely Sunday’s game comes down to the final play.

Trevathan apologized after the game and said he would reach out to Adams.

“Hopefully they see it wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to make a play,” Trevathan told reporters. “My main concern is he’s OK. You never wish that on nobody.”

But that probably won’t help him avoid NFL discipline as the league already is investigating the devastating blow, according to NFL Network.

The networks did not show instances of NFL fans booing or screaming at Cheap Jerseys Team protesting players. When ESPN showed the live playing of the anthem before the Cowboys’ 28-17 win over the Cardinals on MNF last week, play-by-play announcer Sean McDonagh noted fans were booing, but ESPN didn’t show them. Said McDonagh: “God Bless America.”

But with the league seemingly trying to put protests during the national anthem in the rear-view mirror, ESPN will return to its normal coverage strategy this week.

Peterson was adamant that there was nothing simmering between him and his new coach


Martellus Bennett, Michael’s brother, stood at the far end of the Packers bench with his right fist in the air, while Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped hold the giant flag at midfield. Bennett said earlier this week that he wasn’t sure whether he would make any kind of protest during the national anthem after news of Michael’s incident with police became public.

“That’s a sign of unity with my brother. That’s something I’ve done in the past, when I was with the Patriots last year,” Martellus said after game. “For me it’s a sign of unity to let the world know that I see what’s going on and it’s not going unnoticed. I’m doing what I can to help too, just letting people know that hey, I’m behind you, I’m behind my brother. There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world and the community and that I do support and I am working things to make it better. Not much more than that, just a statement to say, hey I’m with you.”

Payton, meanwhile, said he didn’t recall any sort of heated exchange with Peterson on the sideline and credited him for being into the game.

“Listen, I’ll tell you if we were in a heated exchange,” Payton said. “… None that I can recall, and I am being honest.”

Peterson was adamant that there was nothing simmering between him and his new coach, who was seen turning around and replying to the seven-time Pro Bowl running back before continuing to walk down the sideline.

Imagine the reaction if white stars like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots, or Alex Smith and Travis Kelce of the Chiefs, support Kaepernick in front of millions Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom of TV viewers. Although Kaepernick is still out of a job, his movement has been picking up steam.

A dozen members of the Browns, including one white player, knelt during the national Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys anthem prior to an exhibition against the Giants last month. Unlike last season, more white players, such as Chris Long of the Eagles and Justin Britt of the Seahawks, have been supporting black teammates who choose to protest.

The East was highlighted by Jones’ 24 points and nine rebounds along with Atlanta’s Clarendon


“That’s just Maya,” said Coach Reeve. “She only knows one way, whether it’s an All-Star Game or whether it’s Game 5 of The Finals. That’s what makes her really, really special.”

Another standout for the West was Nneka Ogwumike, who posted 22 points and seven rebounds. Well-acquainted with all-star appearances, Taurasi finished the day with 12 points.

The East was highlighted by Jones’ 24 points and nine rebounds along with Atlanta’s Clarendon, who put the basketball world on notice that there is a wave of capable young guards ready to take over when the likes of Bird and Lindsay Whalen decide to hang it up. Clarendon had 14 points, and her 10 assists mark the most ever dishes in an all-star debut.

Irving eventually decided to agree to the max extension Cheap NCAA Jerseys Cleveland offered. At the time, it looked like he would be the face of the franchise for the duration of his contract.

Things changed when James made the decision to go back to Cleveland. James announced his intentions to sign with the Cavs on July 11. Suddenly, Irving was reduced to a sidekick.

Irving reportedly wasn’t happy in Cleveland while playing under his rookie contract. When he signed the extension, he was led to believe the Cavs were building around Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike him. That promise never was fulfilled because James came aboard.

The most attractive centers available are inherently less attractive because of how the game is played. Noel can’t shoot, pass, or really score. He’s an ace defender and rim protector, but he’s a totally lopsided player. Gasol, meanwhile, can pass and score, but he is an entirely inflexible and doomed defender at this point in his career.

As the league moves closer and closer to positionless basketball, teams are opting for smaller big men who may not be able to block shots like Noel or post up like Gasol but who can offer just a bit more flexibility on the court.

Florida shortstop achieves full flight on spectacular diving catch in foul territory


Florida shortstop Dalton Guthrie has already involved himself in the zaniness that is Game 1 of the College World Series finals in Omaha, getting gunned down on a close throwout at second base in the top of the first.

But it’s fair to say that he redeemed himself in the bottom of the third inning, when he sprinted to chase down a foul ball into the shallow third base foul territory and promptly took to the air to make the catch.

What industry and gumption to take off toward the dugout, maintain connection with the ball, then leap without regard for life and limb to haul in this ball. Never mind the face full of dirt and undoubtedly uncomfortable impact upon returning to Earth.

Florida grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Never stop trying.

He was OK with the White Sox, just fine, but after coming back to the Tigers this season, it’s clear that he fermented and chugged Joe Mauer’s MVP season.

Still, this season is an outlier. I’ll need more than a hot three months.

Salvador Perez is the steady veteran, the known quantity. He’s having his best season in years, if not ever, and he’s just seven home runs from setting a career high. His defense is stellar, and Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa he was voted “Most Likely To Mistake a Dove for a Baseball and Randy Johnson the Hell Out of It” by Jerseys From China his teammates. His free-swinging bat and Emanski-approved glove make for an eminently watchable player.

Dallas Cowboys have themselves a masterpiece in ‘The Star’


No offense to Jerry Jones, but maybe he’s spoiled.

Because when Sporting News asked the Cowboys owner whether he considers the extravagant palace that is The Star to be the masterpiece of his Hall of Fame career in football, Jones’ mind dismissively turned to high school football. He’s proud to have manufactured a direct link between pro and amateur sports.

As one league official said, “I think that is a great idea in theory, but you’d have to have those guys be willing to take less money than the max. Maybe they will. But they’re all big union guys, and it would be tricky for them to be seen giving owners a break like that.”

Pop lovefest — In January, James had this to say about coach Gregg Popovich: “I think he’s the greatest coach of all time.” And Pop had this to say about James: “He is truly the king.” Does Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys that mean James is bound to play for Popovich’s Spurs? Of course not.

But San Antonio will have the ability to sign James next summer, and the Spurs have always been a stealthy team when it comes to free-agent moves. A tandem of James and Kawhi Leonard would give the Spurs a good base for challenging the Warriors.

Go with the darkhorse — The Heat tied up their payroll this offseason, and can be pretty much eliminated from the possibility of luring James back to South Beach. But the Bulls, who made a pitch to James in 2010, are expected to at least inquire about James’ interest, even if there’s little chance he goes to Chicago. The same can be said for the Mavericks, who also made a push for James in 2010. It’s a Website For Cheap Jerseys Trade Cheap Jerseys longshot, but Dallas has consistently gotten involved with major free agents in Super Cheap Jerseys recent years, even if the team has struggled to finish those deals.

NFL free agency: Jets continue teardown, cut Brandon Marshall


Keeping up with their recent purge of high-priced veterans, the Jets on Friday officially cut ties with wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Marshall, New York’s leading receiver two years running, joins cornerback Darrelle Revis and center Nick Mangold, who were informed by the team earlier this week they would be released when the new league year opens March 9. Combined, the trio will save the Jets more than $28 million in cap space for the 2017 season.

Cleveland got the Browns back in 1999 in the form of an expansion team, and their lone playoff appearance since came in 2002, when Hunt was just 7 years old. The only other winning season was in 2007, when Cheap Raider Jerseys the Browns went 10-6 but missed out on the playoffs.

But Hunt, who is projected as a third-round pick, said he’d be ecstatic to be Cheap Quality Jerseys able to play for his hometown Browns, despite the franchise’s continual losing.

“It’d mean a lot,” Hunt said. “I would be home and just be able to play and enjoy my time at home and just have a lot of supporters and family out there, and it’d be a huge experience.”

The Browns, who ranked 19th in rushing last season while going 1-15, could use a player like Hunt, who has seen his stock rise since a standout showing at the Senior Bowl. The Browns haven’t had a 1,000-yard rusher since Peyton Hillis ran for 1,177 yards in 2010.

Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2017 announcement date, time, TV and streaming info


This unnecessary decoration is just that — a decoration. A decoration that ruins an otherwise fine piece of headwear. A decoration that continues the silly trend of destroying the sanctity of on-field hats with patches for various events: spring training, the All-Star Game, the postseason, the World Series. That’s not even counting the logo for New Era, MLB’s cap manufacturer, which will adorn on-field hats during the regular season for the first time in 2017.

I suppose the idea is to sell more hats by advertising them as event-specific headwear, hoping to persuade fans that by forking over $35 they’re getting something special, a real novelty. Except, of course, that these patches only serve to make the hats ugly. As was the case with Friday’s announcement, the unveiling of the hats is often met with fire emojis on social media.

I suppose this means some people think hats still look sharp, even with the patches. These people are wrong. Even the most otherwise attractive hat is rendered unpurchaseable (is that a word?) with the addition of a patch.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 Hall of Fame announcement and induction ceremony.

We won’t know for certain until the announcement, but favorites include Astros great Jeff Bagwell, who narrowly missed induction in 2016, Former Expos All-Star Tim Raines, who’s in his last year on the writers’ ballot, former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, who’s in his second year of Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys eligibility, and former Rangers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who’s making his debut on the writers’ ballot.

The Warriors kicked the Blazers out of Portland


Chance The Rapper doesn’t have to reschedule his show at Oracle Arena after all. Much was made of the fact that his show was scheduled the same night as a potential Warriors vs. Blazers Game 5. While there was an innocent explanation, we all kind of knew the Warriors would have no problem wrapping up the series.

The logistics staff at Oracle can count their blessings: Kevin Durant came back in Game 4 in Portland. How great Golden State looked all night. Now the Blazers can go hang out with summer friends while the Warriors continue toward the finish line. In the West’s second round, right now the Warriors are all we got.

The Warriors dropped 45 in the first quarter on Monday and never looked back. Durant looked incredible. By the end of the night, the Blazers were not just on summer vacation, but I think the Warriors actually took physically ownership of the Moda Center and the city of Portland. I think the Warriors legitimately evicted the Blazers for the summer.

I predicted Golden State would go 16-0 on their way to winning the title. Friends, that is absolutely still in play. Now I’d like to hear what you think the Devils should do with Ilya Kovalchuk; does he even come back to the NHL in the first place this season? Do you want to see him in New Jersey possibly opposite of Taylor Hall? Do you think the more sensible route is to trade him for picks and/or Nike NFL Jerseys 2014 prospects? Will New Cheap Jerseys he attempt to come back this season only to be blocked by not coming to terms with Jersey’s Team? Leave any and all comments/thoughts below and thank you as always for reading!