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Report: Pats rookie Antonio Garcia missed season due to blood clots in lungs

The Patriots placed third-round pick Antonio Garcia on the non-football illness list when they cut their roster to 53 players in early September and the tackle did not play at all during his rookie season.
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No reason was given at the time for Womens Vinny Curry Jersey Garcia’s placement on the list, but Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that blood clots in his lungs were the cause. Garcia was placed on blood thinners and reportedly lost 40 pounds during his treatment.

Howe reports that Garcia began working out again a few months ago and is expected to make a full recovery. It’s also thought that he can play again, although there’s no timeline for when he would be able to get back on the field.

If the Giants cut the higher-paid Marshall to save $5.5 million, another big splash in a later wave of free agency is possible.

The Giants will need about $6.6 million in salary cap space to sign their five-pick draft class, according to

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Bridgewater also declined to say if he will fully participate in spring practices (organized team activities and minicamp). He said he needs to discuss that with the Jets’ trainers first.

That’s something that I’m not comfortable talking about right now, he said, though he added that his knee is feeling good.
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If Bridgewater’s knee doesn’t look up to par during training camp, the Jets can always cut him — which would result in just a $500,000 dead money salary cap hit — and go into the season with McCown, the draft pick, and Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty.

Patriots sign Adrian Clayborn

The Patriots are adding some depth to the defensive line.
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Obviously I’m going to throw at my Pro Day [March 21], and I think that’s a good opportunity for teams to be able to look at how I can spin it, Darnold said. I’m going to be throwing to guys I’ve played with, so I think given all the information I had, that was the best decision.

The Post was part of a small media group allowed to watch live the quarterbacks’ afternoon throwing session Saturday inside Lucas Oil Stadium. It is not exactly a newsflash that Rosen’s touch and accuracy is special, and he showed comfort with a seven-step drop which he did in college more frequently than any of the other top quarterback prospects.

They can also sell him on the fact they will build the team around him and his familiarity with the system of new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.
The argument against: The team has not made the playoffs in seven years and is more than a few moves away from being a Super Bowl contender. Cousins will have to buy into a long-term vision sold by Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles.

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The 6-5, 315-pound Slauson, 32, has started 108 of the 111 games he’s appeared in with the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Chargers. Slauson was a sixth-round draft pick of the Jets in 2009 from Nebraska.

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The athlete has since gotten engaged to Instagram model Bre Tiesi and reportedly has plans to play in a Spring League for potential NFL players in March. In February, Manziel told Good Morning America that he is sober and taking medication for bipolar disorder, which was diagnosed about a year ago.

I am working to try to make sure I don’t fall back into any type of depression because I know .?.?. how slippery a slope that is for me, he said.

Crowley is not surprised by the diagnosis, but feels he hasn’t totally come clean about how he coped with the disorder. He turned to drugs and alcohol, she said.

The Green Bay Packers have been on fire to start free agency, thanks to aggressive leadership from new general manager Brian Gutekunst.

Why not difference makers on offense Much of the passing game in front of Deshaun Watson is set, though there is an obvious hole at tight end.

Tyler Eifert might be off the market, but Eric Ebron and Martellus Bennett aren’t, to name a few. At worst, adding someone who can compete with a rookie here is a way to continuing upping what might be a league-best free agency grade this offseason.

No. 2 overall pick becomes major question mark The problem for the Jets, however, is the organization just sent a clear message to the rest of the league that at least two quarterbacks are going in the first three selections.

And in doing so, New York shines the trade-up spotlight onto their neighbors, the Giants, who own the No. 2 overall pick.

Any other QB-needy team that was seeking a trade into the top five – the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills, the likely candidates – will probably now be calling the Giants to inquire about the cost of jumping the Jets.

Burfict, 27, is a lightning rod for controversy, but this is his first violation of the league’s PED policy. He was previously suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the playoffs, and for the first three games of 2017 for a blindside block on a defenseless receiver in preseason.

The linebacker will have the chance to appeal the ruling, and will reportedly claim the failed test which happened Dec. 27 is the result of medication he was prescribed in December to treat a concussion and a shoulder injury.

The news of a suspension comes just days after a report that a trade to the Oakland Raiders was possibly in the works. Schefter said there are no legs to that report, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Friday there were “scuttled trade discussions” between the two teams. patriots_141

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Former federal prosecutor Patrick Cotter said McCabe would still be bound by confidentiality rules and can’t share anything about grand-jury testimony that he may have gleaned. But he said the treatment of McCabe is without real compare.

George Springer, Astros avoid arbitration with new 2-year deal

The World Series MVP won’t have to endure an arbitration hearing before spring training begins.
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George Springer and the Astros have agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract, USA Today reported Monday. According to FanRag Sports, Springer’s arbitration hearing had been set for Tuesday.

The Blue Jays also will wear a No. 32 patch on their uniform tops throughout the 2018 season, including spring training.
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Join us Opening Day, as we pay tribute to the late Roy Halladay and retire his uniform number.

Through Roy’s values, pride, work ethic, and perseverance, he epitomized what it means to be a Blue Jay, Mark Shapiro, team president and CEO, said in a statement. And while his legacy is clear, it goes far beyond the number on his back or his on-field accomplishments, serving as a shining example of how to live a meaningful life and positively impact others.

Halladay, 40, died in November when the small plane he was flying crashed in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa. The eight-time All-Star spent 12 seasons with the Blue Jays and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2003 before being traded to the Phillies, with whom he pitched for four seasons before retiring after the 2013 season.

Halladay will join Roberto Alomar as the only players in club history to have their numbers retired.

It means a lot, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.

Then you start putting the other pieces together.
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You’re not always looking down the road or, ‘Who’s going to be our quarterback next year?’ We have our guy in place. But the Redskins wanted more than just stability; they wanted production.

Smith is coming off his best season statistically, having thrown for 4,042 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions last season.

The yards and touchdowns were career bests for Smith, the first overall pick Junior Seau Youth jersey in the 2005 draft.

To help Smith and the offense, the Redskins signed speedy receiver Paul Richardson .

Now the Astros won’t have to sit in a room with one of their franchise centerpieces and argue why he isn’t worth the $10.5 million he had requested for 2018 as opposed to the team’s proposed $8.5 million salary. He made $3.9 million last season.

Players doomed to deliver less in 2018

Inevitably, some players with excellent 2017 seasons will fail to perform up to the same level of play in 2018. Whether we call it regression to the mean or curses stemming from being on the covers of magazines, cereal boxes or football video games, staying at the very top of the food chain is no easy tax. There are more temporary Mike Trouts than permanent ones. Here are our picks for the 10 players most likely to have significant declines in 2018:
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We keep digging ourselves in a hole, Brooks said. We’re going to make runs, and we keep making runs, 7-0 run, 8-0 run, 9-0 run, and they make a 5-0 run we we’re back down 15. We can’t create these holds and try to fill them up because it’s too late.
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Returning to a very different lineup than the one he left in January for knee surgery, Shattenkirk is skating with his teammates again and could be back Saturday when the Rangers visit his old team in St. Louis. While the Rangers are a new array of faces, they still have plenty of talent to ice a strong power-play unit that will feature Shattenkirk as QB when he returns.

Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss certainly haven’t done the job with enough efficiency this season to hold off a late charge by Gibson for a share of the netminding duties. Gibson may just be riding the boost that comes from NHL teams being relatively unfamiliar with him, but it’s getting the job done. In three starts for the Islanders, he’s stopped 132 of 138 pucks thrown his way, which is an extremely high volume of action.

Rays trying four-man rotation in 2018

The Rays are taking it back 30 years when it comes to their pitching plans.

The team has decided to go with a four-man rotation for the 2018 season, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The four starters will be Chris Archer, Blake Snell, Nathan Eovaldi and Jake Faria. The Rays still plan on using a five-day rotation, but will have relievers cover the fifth day.

According to a physical obtained by Yahoo Sports, Ohtani received a platelet rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October to help heal a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in the same elbow.

The Angels knew of the injury risk and are clearly not worried, probably because this type of injury has historically been manageable. One of the best examples would be with a fellow player out of Japan in Masahiro Tanaka.

While Clevinger received good news Monday, teammate Danny Salazar will have to wait a while to make his season debut, likely starting April on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.

“Danny (Salazar) is not going to be ready. We’re looking for Clevinger to have a big year. He’s strong, and he should be able to be that innings-eater type pitcher,” Francona said.

Salazar is dealing with an inflamed right rotator cuff. He only made 19 starts last season (4.28 ERA) while dealing with injuries.

Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Clevinger and Mike Tomlin will open the season as Cleveland’s five-man rotation. Tomlin could be the most likely to make way once Salazar returns.

NBA wrap: Stephen Curry wins battle of top guards vs. Kyrie Irving

Saturday night’s matchup between the Celtics and the Warriors was the perfect cliched atmosphere. This one felt like a playoff game, the two best guards in the league were battling back and forth, and this could be a potential NBA Finals matchup.

But there was nothing cliched about Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving’s performances in the Warriors 109-105 victory over the Celtics at Oracle Arena. Curry dominated the second half, but did so getting to the line just two times before the final minutes of the game.

Returning talent and developing it is often as important as — if not more important than — landing 5-star, one-and-done recruits when it comes to success at the college level.

Perhaps no program in the country epitomizes that lesson more than Villanova.

The Wildcats built a national power despite never producing a one-and-done player. They’ve earned a No. 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament each of the last four years, won four straight Big East regular season titles outright and cut down the nets in 2016 all without landing a top-25 recruiting class in any of those seasons, per 247Sports. So far, just four players from those teams have suited up for an NBA game. Consistent and quality player development has been crucial.

Sacramento’s social media team used video-game graphics to perfectly illustrate the frustrations of playing Gregg Popovich’s team.

After taking a hard look at his career arc, Myers also began seeing a sports psychologist over the winter. He plans to maintain a regular regimen of mental skills training throughout the season.

“I’ve always been a guy who had great physical ability and never really put it together,” Myers said. “This is the first offseason I was like, ‘My mental ability is not where it needs to be.’ I felt like my talent has taken it as far as it will get me, and I have to continue to work to be more than just an average player in the big leagues. This offseason, I checked every single box and did everything I possibly could do.”

One development was beyond Myers’ control. Two days before the Padres’ first full-squad workout, the team signed Eric Hosmer to a franchise-record eight-year, $144 million contract. The first domino was moving Myers from first base to right field.

Bo Jackson serving as guest coach for Royals in spring training

Bo Jackson slipped into a Kansas City Royals uniform Sunday for the first time since 1990.

A little bigger, but still a comfortable fit with his old team.

“I just had to go up a size, that’s about it,” he said.

When Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the ninth inning, giving the Cubs a 9-2 lead, it felt like Maddon had made all the right moves. He used Chapman before the game got close, allowing his offense a chance to extend the lead. It worked. And now was the time to get Chapman out. Maddon knew it, his bosses knew it, millions watching around the world knew it. The Cubs had one more game to play, and they might need their closer one last time. After 57 pitches over the course of the last two games — plus a seven-run lead — it was time.

Except it didn’t happen.

There was no one ready in the bullpen. In fact, it wasn’t until Ben Zobrist walked, after Rizzo hit his home run, that the bullpen got moving. Pedro Strop began to warm up in a hurry, but the inning ended too quickly, after Addison Russell grounded out, meaning Chapman would have to start the ninth. He would eventually come out, in favor of Strop, but only after walking the leadoff hitter on five pitches, not including his warm-ups that inning. There was only one person to blame for the blunder.

The 29-year-old Schimpf began last season as San Diego’s starting third baseman and batted .158 with 14 homers and 25 RBI in 53 games. The Rays acquired him in December for a minor league prospect.

When you’re looking to draft a team for a one-and-done league where you throw back all (or nearly all) players into the pool each and every October, all you need to do is come up with a system to properly determine fantasy value for the upcoming season. In a dynasty format, however, your best course of action is to factor in each player’s age in order to add a factor of longevity, but without leaning too heavily on the future. After all, the vast majority of “can’t-miss rookies” actually do miss, and you don’t want to sacrifice your chances of winning today for the promise of winning tomorrow that might never be realized.

To that end, I’ve compiled a list of five players, age 25 or under, who are currently being taken (on average) in Round 3 or later of ESPN drafts, who have the best chance of joining the likes of Altuve, Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Mookie Betts and Bryce Harper as top-10 pick mainstays — perhaps as soon as 2019. Don’t be afraid to grab these guys well ahead of their ADP. Even if they don’t quite peak as high in 2018 as we might hope, their futures are still looking very bright.

Rockets start fast, beat Clippers 105-92 for 14th straight

The Houston Rockets really didn’t need an exclamation point to their dominating first quarter Wednesday night. James Harden provided one anyway.

The Rockets had already blown past the Clippers when Harden juked Wesley Johnson so badly, the defender stumbled and fell flat to the floor. Harden looked down at him for a long moment before calmly drilling a 3-pointer to give Houston a 31-7 lead.

“What’s not working now is we gotta figure out which one we can sign and how we can sign them,” Rivers said of Williams and Wallace. “But as far as … we’re the prototype … there’s never been a better use of 45 days than us.

“They’ve saved our season, those two guys. And it’s been great to have them. Both of them have been unbelievable. To do all the flying, and stuff that they’ve had to do to play a game so we can save days, they don’t complain — we throw them on the toughest guys at night. You think about it, C.J. hadn’t played with us in a month and we start him on [James] Harden. What stupid coach thought of that? That clearly didn’t work, but we were willing to try it. And that’s what’s been great about our group. They’re a good group to coach.”

Bucks: The Wizard’s 40 points in the first quarter were the most the Bucks have allowed in that period this season. . Hall of Fame center and former Buck Kareem Abdul Jabbar, seated courtside, received a nice round of applause when he was introduced.

Bucks: Jason Terry made his first start since Jan. 22, 2016, with Houston. The 40-year-old guard blocked three shots for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010, with Dallas against Philadelphia. … G Tony Snell missed his second straight game with a bruised right thigh. The backcourt is already thin with Malcolm Brogdon (left quad) and Matthew Dellavedova (right ankle) still sidelined.

It didn’t help Milwaukee that the injury-thinned backcourt also had to deal with foul trouble for starting point guard Eric Bledsoe, who was saddled with two fouls for much of the first quarter and played much of the fourth with five. Bledsoe finished with 15 points on 3-of-11 shooting.49ers_181