6 reasons to watch Chargers vs. Cowboys on Thanksgiving

If you’re curious about the timing of all this, Jones didn’t start his crusade until Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott got a six-game suspension for domestic violence back in August.

Cheer up, Eli Manning. Mike Francesa has your back.

The WFAN radio host filled the New York airwaves with an impassioned defense of the longtime Giants quarterback after it was announced on Tuesday that he would be benched for Geno Smith in Week 13. In an instant-classic monologue, Francesa also thoroughly excoriated the franchise’s head coach, Ben McAdoo, and general manager, Jerry Reese, for making the decision.

The 6-foot-5-pound tackle has joined a Super Bowl contender and is looking to build bonds NHL Jerseys Cheap with new teammates rather than discuss the well-publicized situations he encountered Miami.

Hayward did make the most of it. He snagged two of the Chargers’ five picks against Peterman.

The Chargers rank third in the league in sacks and even though they didn’t land any on Peterman, he was feeling their pressure nonetheless. Defensive end Joey Bosa said the Chargers planned to exploit Peterman’s inexperience.

The AFC playoff picture doesn’t look all that different than it did coming into the week. The Patriots kept pace with the Steelers with an easy 33-8 win over the Raiders in Mexico City.

I have to talk to myself more during the game.Here’s some highlight videos of action: Last offseason, Pace’s first free agent splash was with another Super Bowl champ, inside linebacker Trevathan.The Royals’ biggest offseason signing might the two-year, $3 million deal they gave to Butera Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys to Buy Cheap Jerseys backup Perez.

Jeff Green highlights preseason with huge dunk on Ian Mahinmi

For the briefest of moments Sunday, the Cleveland Cavaliers had 13 players on the court while the ball was in play in their preseason game against the Washington Wizards.

Don’t blame Cavs coach Tyronn Lue for a mass substitution gone awry. Blame Jeff Green.

The backup forward’s left-handed dunk over Washington’s 6-11 center Ian Mahinmi in the second quarter caused Cleveland’s bench to lose its collective mind for a moment and spring forward from their seats in delirious celebration.

And one of the first decisions that must be made is the fate of manager John Farrell.

Farrell has guided the Red Sox to a World Series championship and three AL East titles (and two last-place finishes) in five seasons at the helm, and he is the only manager in franchise history to win back-to-back division crowns. But he’s also entering the final year of his contract, and after the Sox were beaten soundly in consecutive AL Division Series, ownership and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski must decide if a new voice is needed in the manager’s office.

Justin Verlander outpitched Chris Sale in a relief role reversal of aces, and the Houston Astros advanced to their first AL Championship Series, rallying past the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday in Game 4 of their playoff matchup.

Both teams are 4-1. The Eagles come flying in with growing confidence Cheap Bike Jerseys after a dominating performance in whipping the Arizona Cardinals 34-7.

“You don’t really have time to dwell on your past success,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. “I look at it as the maturity of the football team, the experience of the football Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys team. They Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys know what it takes to stay focused. They know what it takes to stay grounded. It’s my job to keep Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys them grounded, keep them focused.”

Linebacker Ryan Shazier was a surprise addition to the injury report with a shoulder issue that limited him on Wednesday.

Redskins secondary coach Steve Jackson, 2004-11: “The whole staff is there and Gregg’s going in on him: ‘We call you, you’re not here! We won’t have that s—!’ Sean didn’t say a word the whole time. He shakes his head, leans back in his chair almost to the point like he wanted to eye roll, but he wouldn’t do it. Gregg’s like, ‘You got anything to say?’ Sean was like, ‘Nah.’ He gets up and is ready to leave and Sean walks past Gregg and says, ‘Nice haircut’ and keeps right on going. After he leaves, Gregg smiles and says, ‘How come none of you m—–f—–s in here knew I had a haircut?’ That was typical Sean. When you think he’s being moody and you’re trying to get something out of him, he’s cool, calm, collected and in his own world. You would think he was an expert negotiator at being able to disarm people the way he handled Gregg.”

Shazier is eager to put together his first full season, and though this injury isn’t believed to be serious, the Steelers will monitor closely. Safety Sean Davis (ankle), guard Ramon Foster (thumb) and defensive end Stephon Tuitt (bicep) all missed practice Wednesday but played last week in Baltimore. The Steelers “did not absorb any major negativity” injury-wise against the Ravens, coach Mike Tomlin said. — Jeremy Fowler

The defending NFC champion Falcons have wobbled more than once in this young season, but they finally fell down Sunday at home against the Bills. They head into their bye at 3-1 — the same record as the Panthers, who just won in Foxborough, and a half-game ahead of the upstart Bucs, who deepened the Giants’ misery in a Sunday home win. Is Cam Newton really fixed? Are the Falcons’ wide receiver injuries serious? Can Tampa Bay get healthy on defense? This looks like it’ll be a fun race, and Cheap Jerseys America one of the most fun parts is that the head-to-head portion of it doesn’t get started until almost Halloween. The NFC South Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys could be a breakneck race to the finish line.

Why Jay Bromley is the Giants’ breakout player this season

After Johnathan Hankins signed with the Colts in free agency this spring, the New York Giants had a pretty big hole to fill at defensive tackle.

Damon Harrison, a free agent pickup in 2016, and Hankins were quite the formidable tandem inside for the Giants last season. It was damn near impossible for teams to run the ball between the tackles with those two monsters clogging things up.

That’s how dudes end up needing shoulder surgery.

Westbrooks isn’t quite as big as your average 3-4 defensive lineman, so I do have some questions about how well he will hold up against the run, especially if they play him inside on early downs. But whether he is a starter or a back up, an edge guy or an interior guy, Westbrooks’ pass rush technique will lead to a big jump forward in terms of production this year.

He has four career sacks to his name, but his steady improvement over his first three seasons is undeniable when you watch the film. I believe somehow, some way Ethan Westbrooks will Cheap Jerseys USA Soccer be a starter this season and will best his career total in sacks at the same damn time. That’s why I chose him to be the Rams’ breakout player of 2017.

The rules for NFL roster cuts changed this year. The league decided to move to a single roster cut deadline, as opposed to a deadline to cut down from 90 to 75 players and another one to go from 75 to 53. Now teams can carry 90 players through the last preseason game, which gives Cheap Jerseys Youth coaching staffs more time to evaluate them.

76ers are starting to move beyond The Process

The thing with building through the draft is it’s hard to win that way unless one of those draft picks turns out to be a franchise-changing superstar like Kevin Durant. What made the Oklahoma City model so effective, and appealing, is the Thunder also hit on Russell Westbrook and James Harden in successive drafts with Serge Ibaka thrown on the top.

That kind of draft success is easier said than done. Ask the 76ers, who have spent the last four years loaded with lottery picks and winning just 75 games combined during that span.

The Sixers are an extreme case and so are their picks. Nerlens Noel didn’t play for a full season. Joel Embiid didn’t play for two, and Dario Saric took that long to come over. Last year’s top pick, Ben Simmons, didn’t see the court after suffering a preseason injury. Embiid lasted all of 31 games before being shut down again. Noel, of course, is gone, having been traded for a reclamation wing and second-round picks.

The Boston Celtics signed Hayward on July 4 to a four-year deal worth $128 million, after some fits and starts and a longer waiting period than expected. The move adds another legitimate All-Star to a Boston duo of Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford that posted the Eastern Conference’s best Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys record last regular season.

But even with two perennial All-Stars and a talented Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys supporting cast of young, two-way guards and wings (Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier), the Celtics were no match for the Cavaliers.

The only thing better than an inside-the-park grand slam is when it ends with a slide into home

Inside-the-park home runs are rare. Inside-the-park grand slams? Even more so. Inside-the-park grand slams with a suspenseful slide at the end? So fun to watch, and the most rare.

That’s what Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford did on Thursday night, rounding the bases and sliding into home just in the nick of time.

The height of the hit helped his trip around the bases, and if the exit arc of the ball were straightened out just a little that ball would have probably been over the fence and gone.

Instead, it pinged off the wall and jumped back into the outfield, forcing the center fielder to chase after it before trying for the out.

The slide at the end is less a smooth slide and more a pause-and-plop situation, but hey, whatever works for you to touch the plate before the ball touches you. It doesn’t have to be pretty, it just has to score a run.

Once, Beltre tore a testicle after a ball hit him right in the…well…testicle. He stayed in the game for the duration and then afterward checked things out and said that his testicle was the size of a grapefruit. Later, he confirmed that it took two whole weeks for it to shrink back to its normal size. (He was put on the 15-day disabled list at the time.)

Media reports described it as “severely bruised,” and Cheap Quality Baseball Jerseys surgery was even considered to get things back as they are supposed to be down Cheap Raider Jerseys there, to put it gently.

But staying in the game and talking openly about the severity of his testicle issues wasn’t even the most Beltre part of this: That would be the fact that after the incident, he continued to refrain from wearing a protective cup.

Jason Taylor knows more MACtion awaits Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jason Taylor enjoyed the culmination of a career in which he totaled 139.5 sacks over 15 seasons when he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

That career began as a three-year starter and two-sport star at Akron in the Mid-American Conference from 1993-96. Taylor hasn’t forgotten those roots. When the MAC held its Media Days at the Pro Football Hall of Fame from July 25-26, Taylor spoke to the players in attendance.

Gase also worked with Cutler for the 2015 season in Chicago. Cutler, who threw for 3,659 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with Gase as the Bears offensive coordinator, stepped away from football in May but insists he still wants to play. While Cutler waits for another NFL opportunity, he will work as an NFL analyst for Fox.

Tannehill’s left knee buckled during a scramble Thursday morning and the Sun Sentinel reported he suffered a hyperextended left knee. He was later seen walking into the Dolphins training facility with a slight limp.

Tannehill missed the final three games of the regular season and the Dolphins’ playoff loss to Pittsburgh after spraining ligaments New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys in his left knee. He has been wearing a brace on the knee during camp.

Last year’s injury was a first for Tannehill, who NBA Basketball Jerseys had started all 77 games for the Dolphins since being selected eighth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Tannehill has thrown for 18,455 yards with 106 touchdowns and 66 interceptions in five seasons.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, my babies. The NBA Playoffs are here.

Following Wednesday night’s round of regular-season finales, both the Eastern and Western Conference’s first-round pairings are set, and we’re just waiting for the teams to get ready to rumble (no Michael Buffer). Like I always say (at some point the league needs to break me off with some dough for this slogan), Every game is an episode.

Pachulia did think he was going to make one, in a blowout win over Portland in the first round of the playoffs. Most of those 28 attempts, he said, were end-of-quarter heaves. But against the Blazers, he was open. That was a legit one, he said. I shot it and, well, the bad thing is it didn’t go in. The good thing is it hit the rim. I hit the rim.

No matter. Pachulia is hunting bigger game these days, making the first trip of his career to the conference finals. He is the fifth guy in the Warriors’ starting lineup, the center, easily overshadowed by the starpower of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. But he has filled his role for the Warriors well, working as a defender, a screener and a rebounder.

Pachulia averaged 6.1 points and 5.9 rebounds this season, playing 18.1 minutes per game for a team that pioneered successful small lineups. The Warriors won 67 games, easily Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys the best in the league, and as he now sits in the Bay Area waiting for the start of the West finals, it sure looks like everything’s turning up Zaza.

I have been privileged, Pachulia said. I have gotten to play for one of the best coaches in my career, and I have picked up a lot from my teammates and coaches about how Cheap Euro Jerseys to play this game the right way.

Russell Westbrook blocks Thunder teammate’s shot in loss to Rockets

Russell Westbrook gave his all in the Thunder’s final game of the NBA season against the Rockets. He went as far as to block a shot by his own teammate, Jerami Grant, late in the fourth quarter. He then grabbed the ball, took control of the possession, and proceeded to miss an off-balance runner.

Westbrook finished with 47 points on 15-of-34 shooting, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the Thunder’s 105-99 loss in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series.

There was no way Westbrook was going down without a fight, and though blocking a teammate isn’t the best option to win, this play perfectly sums up what this season was for the MVP favorite. He gave 100 percent at all times during every game, sometimes to a fault.

Grant will probably forgive him for this one, considering what Westbrook did on the court during the season.

Blame percentages: This one feels like it’s all on the Clippers given the lead in Game 6, but we must account for Paul’s early injury and divine intervention here — divine intervention meaning Smith and Brewer going a combined 6 of 12 from beyond the arc despite both shooting under 30 percent from 3 for their careers.

The final breakdown: Game 6 collapse (57 percent), Smith and Brewer defying the will of the basketball gods (21 percent), Paul missing the first two games which resulted in Cheap Dream Team Jerseys a 1-1 split (13 percent), Game 6 hangover leading into Game 7 loss (8.5 percent), Harden’s beard (0.5 percent).

2016: The stars appeared to align in LA as Stephen Curry Cheap Dog Jerseys went down with a knee injury at the start of the 2016 playoffs. If the Clippers handled the Trail Blazers in the first round, they would advance to play a potentially weakened Warriors team in the conference semifinals. Unfortunately, any dreams of a title run came crashing down quickly.

Texans’ David Quessenberry finishes first practice since cancer diagnosis

For the first time in three years, David Quessenberry finished an NFL practice.

The Texans offensive lineman completed treatment for non-Hodgkins T lymphoblastic lymphoma last month and has since been cleared to practice.

“When I finished my intensive treatment I felt like the furthest thing from a football player — no hair, skinny — but your body is an amazing thing,” Quessenberry said Tuesday, via the Houston Chronicle. “We just took it slowly. We just did one workout at a time, one treatment at a time and eventually here we are.”

Brady’s agent, Donald Yee, released a statement Friday saying his client was not diagnosed with a concussion last year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell echoed that Tuesday after being asked about Brady at the NFL spring meetings in Chicago.

“He has not been diagnosed with a concussion, or was not last season,” Goodell told reporters. “This is something that’s an ongoing issue for us. We want to make sure that the proper medical care is given to every player. The responsibility is a shared responsibility for our teams, our medical professionals, the players themselves. We put in a lot of safeguards that I think are incredibly important in changing the culture, and I think that’s what we’ve done. But I think there’s still more work to be done, we’ll continue to do that.

“We do not have any records that indicate that Tom suffered any kind of Cheap Jerseys MLB With Free Shipping concussion or head injury. But we’ll continue to work with the NFLPA to see what we can do to improve the protocols.”

Goodell said a “culture change is taking place” and reporting concussions is a “shared responsibility” between the league office, coaches, team medical personnel Cheap Jerseys In UK and players.