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Mets consider demoting Michael Conforto to minors, report says

The Mets are considering demoting Michael Conforto to the minors in hopes of helping him regain his swing and pull him out of a slump, according to the New York Post. However, Conforto is against the idea.
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You know, Ryan, it took me forever in this job to be comfortable in really understanding why I was doing the job, and yet the longer I did it, the more I realized how much more I had to learn about the job. And I still feel that way, to this day. And one of the areas, for me, that I still have so much to learn in is scouting, in particular, and then development on top of that.

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Goldschmidt, 30, batted.297 in April, but struggled in May, hitting just.144. He’s picked up the pace in June, collecting 10 hits through six games.

Diamondbacks fans will hope Goldschmidt’s form is here to stay as they try to jockey for position in the NL West.

That documentary was well ahead of its time, and it’s past time for MLB to produce something like this again. There are plenty of interesting stories to tell, plenty of in-the-moment drama and nuance that would give viewers a perspective they otherwise don’t see.

In fairness, MLB has done things along these lines before. It partnered with Showtime to air two seasons of The Franchise, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the Giants in 2011 and the Marlins Womens T.J. McDonald Jersey in 2012. But that last aired six years ago. Given the financial health of the sport and its desire for more fan engagement, it seems like a no-brainer to revive the concept.

Why Yankees’ Greg Bird feels close to breaking out at plate

Greg Bird feels close. Even with the results not there yet for the  Yankees first baseman, he feels better about his at bats.
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A 1-for-4 effort in  Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium gave Bird a modest four-game hitting streak, but outside of a sixth-inning single, he failed to come through in a couple key spots.

Bird flew out to left field with two outs in the first inning after the Yankees put runners on the corners, and he later grounded out with shortstop Didi Gregorius on second with one out.

There’s been some situations where I’ve come up in big spots with guys on and great at bats in front of me, and I just haven’t been able to get it done, Bird said. So that frustrates me more than anything. You’ve just got to keep going.

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As Beckham moved around the practice field flashing some of that old potential — Sometimes I forget he was even injured, teammate Sterling Shepard quipped afterward — his presence served as a counter to what many anticipated.

Why is Beckham, accused by critics of being a selfish and showboating diva who wants to be the highest paid player in football, on the practice field with his teammates and not holding out for the contract extension most of us know he deserves?

Take a look around the NFL and there is another big name staying away from his team in a financial dispute seemingly every hour.

For your best player, how far as you willing to go? White asked. Do you want him to be happy or do you want him there looking around the league saying, ‘I can’t believe every week I have to go out and do this and this guy is over here making $17 million per year, and he ain’t do nothing I have to go out there and do.’ Meanwhile, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff issued a statement on where things stand between the organization and Jones.

Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night.

James scored 33 points and Kevin Love added 20 for the Cavs, who have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged. Cleveland came back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, but that was when Durant was in Oklahoma City and James had a different supporting cast.

The hope is that September will bring a new chapter while putting an end to the dark-arts nightmare that has plagued the franchise since the turn of the century.

You won’t find an incumbent NFL starter making much less than New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, who signed a three-year, $1.6 million deal with practically no guaranteed money as an undrafted free agent in 2016. 

Incognito was held for mental evaluation by police following an alleged outburst in which Incognito was said to have thrown a tennis ball and then a dumb bell at a fellow gym patron and into the swimming pool. Boca Raton police believed Incognito to be in an altered, paranoid state upon responding; according to the police incident report, Incognito believed ordinary citizens were government officials that were tracking and recording him.

Incognito was held under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows involuntary mental evaluation. Incognito was not arrested and investigations revealed he had no intent to harm anyone, per the incident report, as his actions were due to his paranoia that he was being followed, recorded and tracked by the government. Officers said they used two sets of handcuffs linked together on Incognito due to his muscular frame and that it was determined that without care or treatment, there was a substantial likelihood Incognito would cause serious bodily harm to himself or others as evidenced by recent behavior.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a deposition that Trump admitted as much by telling him the issue lifts himand the league can’t winon that front.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, per that same report, said he was totally supportiveof players’ protests until Trump changed the dialogue.
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NFL owners look silly about now – OK, sillier than two weeks ago – in weighing the criticism from Trump as one of the significant factors for changing the anthem policy. Kowtowing to him was hardly the ticket to reducing the attention on the matter… or to solidifying its fan base.

But that’s where we are, still, with this range in worldviews. It brings to mind the remarks from Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie Glover Quin Youth Jersey last October, when several team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell and other NFL officials held a summit with players, including Eagles standouts Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, at league headquarters.

According to The New York Times, which obtained audio recordings of the meeting, Lurie referred to Trump’s reign as one disastrous presidencywhile emphasizing that the President’s support from NFL owners was far from unanimous.

There is so much that has been swirling around that administration, safety Malcolm enkins said, I don’t see Claude Giroux Jersey it as beneficial at this moment in time to visit in a celebratory fashion.

An indoor football practice facility? Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs hints that’s next on to-do list (VIDEO)

On its official athletics website, Rutgers describes the Indoor Practice and Conditioning Facility like this: The Bubble features a 100-yard FieldTurf surface, offering the Scarlet Knights a facility to compete and train indoors.

It’s a simple way of saying that the Rutgers facility commonly known as the Bubbleserves its purpose for when the weather isn’t conducive to outdoor training.

Is it a facility that Rutgers coaches use as a recruiting tool?

Duce Staley didn’t get coordinator title but feels good about his place in Philly

Duce Staley didn’t get the offensive coordinator job he coveted, but the Eagles’ running backs coach did get a new title. He now also serves as the assistant head coach.
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On Monday, Staley spoke publicly for the first time since the Eagles named Mike Groh their new offensive coordinator.

I feel good about it, Staley said, via Zach Berman of The good thing about it [is] one thing we do as an offense, coaching unit, is we come together and we all game plan. . . . We all have our input. Doug would be the first one to tell you that we all just have titles, but when it all boils down, we’re all in the same room together game-planning.

Ray missed eight games last season with the injury and made only 16 tackles and a sack.

The Broncos chose not to pick up the $9.23 million Andre Holmes Jersey option on Ray’s contract for 2019. He is scheduled to become a free agent in March.

At the start of this season, nobody thought Chris Stratton would be the ace of the San Mike Gartner Jersey Francisco Giants’ staff.

But with injuries to Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, that’s exactly how it has worked out.

Bumgarner, who took a no-decision in San Francisco’s 7-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on Monday night, came off the disabled list last week. Cueto and Samardzija are still on the injured list.

But while those injuries have been occurring to the horses of San Francisco’s rotation, Stratton (7-3, 4.63 ERA) has stepped to the front of the class, taking the ball for 13 starts.

On Tuesday night, Stratton, a 27-year-old right-hander from Mississippi State and San Francisco’s first-round pick (20th overall) in 2012, will start against Marlins rookie right-hander Trevor Richards.

Who are the top 50 HS FB recruits in NJ?

Rutgers quarterback commit Zamar Wise is slated to attend and could even work out. While top targets like Jared Harrison-Hunte and Yusuf Terry highlight some of Rutgers’ top out-of-state targets, also set to compete.
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We expect to bring you live updates beginning at 4:30 p.m. (ET). You can follow along with us here as we keep you updated on all the action:

To make room on the roster, the Jets cut kicker Nick Rose, who did not last long 鈥?the Jets claimed him last month off waivers from the Chargers. Rose hit 11 of 14 field goals last season for the Redskins and Chargers.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Bryant isn’t expected to sign a new deal until training camps begin at the end of next month, at the earliest.
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After cutting Paul Perkins, the Authentic Lavonte David Jersey Giants needed to add some depth at running back. Martin is 10th on Rutgers’ career rushing list with 2,256 yards.

Quinton Spain Youth Jersey DT Jay Bromley, the Giants’ 2014 third-round pick, signed with the Saints. Odell Beckham Jr. is the only remaining player on the Giants roster from the seven-member 2014 draft class.

The leagues sued New Jersey after the state enacted a law allowing sports betting in 2012, arguing gambling would undermine the integrity of the sports. That case made its way to the Supreme Court, which overturned the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act the leagues cited in their case.

Leagues warmed a bit to sports betting after states began to mull laws that would cut them in on the windfall by ordering bookies to pay the leagues so-called integrity fees. But the NBA and MLB seemed lukewarm Monday.

Barring a major injury that leaves an interested team short-handed at his position, Bryant is unlikely to take the field in time for mandatory minicamps in the coming weeks.

There is enough money bet in the Garment District in New York City every weekend to finance a major revolution in a South American country, Sheridan told The Post.

Johnny Manziel on trash talk in CFL debut: ‘I’m not going to be treated like sh—’

Johnny Manziel showed flashes of his old football self in his CFL debut.

And not just with his arm and legs.

He did some good things, Jones said of Manziel’s debut (via the Hamilton Spectator), adding that he’d kept things simple for his QB. He’s got a game presence. He just hasn’t been here quite as long. He’s not flustered, he’s not rattled.

The Argonauts defeated the Ticats, 36-18.

I take full responsibility for not taking care of my business in the classroom, it read in part. I will use this tough lesson as motivation to get better and learn from my mistakes as I become a professional.

Alexander had seven career interceptions for the Hokies, including four as a sophomore. He missed four games last fall due to suspension and injury.

Still, at 6-foot-3, 207 pounds, he has a good chance to become the first player selected in the supplemental draft since 2015. The draft is usually held in early to mid July and has previously featured high-profile players like Josh Gordon, Terrelle Pryor and Ahmad Brooks.

Brees and his wife, Brittany, who also attended Purdue, have been heavily involved in fundraising for school, having donated more than $3 million.

Brees took possession of the Wooden jersey in the early morning hours of May 18 but kept his winning bid quiet because he wanted to surprise top Purdue athletic officials with the item at an event on Tuesday night.

The Packers entered free agency as one of the league’s neediest teams at tight end.

The void is filled after the team signed Graham to a three-year contract. The Packers also released WR Jordy Nelson, which only adds to the likelihood that Graham will handle a significant offensive role.
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Graham might not stack up with the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz in the target or reception department, but he’s one of the game’s most-utilized weapons near the goal line and will be working with the league’s best quarterback. Even a slight dip from the 18 percent target share he enjoyed each of the past two seasons would easily allow him his ninth consecutive top-12 fantasy campaign.

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The Dolphins reportedly will sign WR Danny Amendola to a two-year contract. Amendola finds himself in a similar position to where he was in New England, stuck without a clear path to targets. DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills are the team’s top-two receivers, with Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant and Amendola in the mix to help replace Jarvis Landry. Amendola has never finished Green Bay Packers”>”>Green Bay Packers Womens Jersey a season better than 43rd at the position in fantasy points, and he’s unlikely to improve on that mark as a 32-year-old situational receiver in a below-average offense. He’s no more than a late-round flier in deep PPR leagues.
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Griffin hasn’t played in a regular-season game in his career but has stuck around on a roster every year since 2013.

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The Buccaneers have one of the more underrated setups at quarterback, with a young, talented and improving starter in Winston and an experienced, reliable backup in Fitzpatrick.聽
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Winston’s 2017 season looked shaky at times, but he improved in many key areas, including completion percentage, interception percentage, yards per attempt and passer rating. A breakout season could be coming in 2018. If it does, the Bucs could be one of the NFL’s most improved teams.聽

He is 36 years old, however, and while the Chargers have two recognizable names behind him, there’s no obvious succession plan. Neither Smith nor Jones has demonstrated a capacity to be a competent NFL starter. Expect the Chargers to use a high pick on the position in the coming years.

The second is a 2016 text message exchange between the Skibas in which Joe says he will tell the whole f—— world the truth.
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In 2011, after the FBI began investigating Inselberg and possible counterfeit memorabilia claims, Giants co-owner John Mara ordered the Skibas to stop the unauthorized distribution of any game-worn items to third parties, according to court records obtained Cortez Kennedy Authentic Jersey by The Washington Post.

Mara, who heads what is considered one of the most loyal organizations in professional sports, put Joe and Ed on probation and froze their salaries for three years.

Within the context of litigation, the Skibas took the position that Joe’s truth comment was directly related to his continued lack of a raise after the three-year probation period ended and wanting to make it known to everyone within the Giants’ organization, NJ Advance Media has learned.

Late Colts LB Edwin Jackson awarded posthumous degree from Georgia Southern

Former Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson received a posthumous degree from Georgia Southern Saturday, three months after he was killed in a traffic accident.
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Jackson was a walk-on player at Georgia Southern before joining the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2015. The 26-year-old Jackson and an Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, were standing outside a vehicle in a breakdown lane Feb. 4 when they were struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver.

Game Womens Glen Rice Jersey A day after the Times article was released, Redskins president Bruce Allen addressed the allegations and said the organization is looking into the situation.

The Redskins organization is very concerned by the allegations involving our cheerleaders in the recent New York Times article, the statement read, in part. Based on the dialogue we’ve had with a number of current and former cheerleaders over the past 48 hours, we’ve heard very different first-hand accounts that directly contradict many of the details of the Brian Robison Womens Jersey May 2 article.

I can promise that once we have completed looking into this matter, if it is revealed that any of our employees acted inappropriately, those employees will face significant repercussions.

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that’s a stretch. The NFL’s viewership has done just fine, in spite of the controversy. While Rooney is likely correct in a literal sense that football fans want to watch football, it doesn’t necessarily mean the vast majorityfans don’t want players to have the right to protest.

And even a survey that cites fans threatening not to watch doesn’t necessarily mean those fans will actually follow through.

The trouble with self-reported surveys is people will say whatever they want,Anthony Crupi, an AdAge reporter who covers the television industry, told ESPN’s Mina Kimes in February.

It’s clear that fans are divided and with the opinion of fans at the core of league owners’ decision-making regarding the new anthem policy, the NFL’s survey about Kaepernick could prove to be significant in the collusion case.

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