Steve Wilks didn’t enter the ideal situation as the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Granted, most hires are forced by poor performances the previous season, but Wilks must overcome more than most.
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First, the former defensive coordinator replaces one of the NFL’s most personable and successful coaches in Bruce Arians.
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Former Rutgers defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph, offensive lineman Dorian Miller and quarterback Kyle Bolin will all be participating. It was also reported this week by Metro US that punter Ryan Anderson will be in attendance.

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Sanchez left while the Orioles were batting in the 14th with the bases loaded and nobody out, and two batters later Pedro Alvarez hit a pinch-hit, grand slam off Jonathan Holder, the Yankees’ eighth pitcher.

Dolphins put in a waiver claim for Clive Walford

Tight end Clive Walford played his college ball at the University of Miami and he almost wound up heading back to South Florida after being waived by the Raiders.

According to multiple reports, the Dolphins joined the Jets as teams making waiver claims for Walford on Monday. The Jets had a worse record than the Dolphins during the 2017 season, so they added Walford to their roster when the process came to an end.

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That is contingent on Gronkowski playing, of course. The most recent report on that front is that the tight end is likely to keep playing despite frustrations with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, although nothing’s come from Gronkowski since saying he’d take some time to think about his future after the Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.

The Eagles and Patriots were behind schedule when the NFL offseason began. After Super Bowl complete, they joined the 30 other NFL teams that had been in draft and free-agency mode for several weeks prior.

Philadelphia — or at least its front office — did not have long to celebrate its championship. The waiver system for 2018 began the day after the big game. On Feb. 20, the window opened for teams to begin designating franchise or transition players. The NFL Combine began Feb. 27 and ended March 5.

Seemingly in an effort to remain the talk of the sports world throughout the year, the NFL has stuffed the calendar with key dates and events, spreading them out through kickoff of the 2018 regular season. Here are those events, including free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft.buccaneers_088

Schwarber hits 2 HRs, Cubs pound Pirates 17-3

The Chicago Cubs are piling up runs and wins. And they’re having some laughs along the way.
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Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, Ian Happ and Anthony Rizzo also went deep to back Jose Quintana, and the Cubs pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-3 on Wednesday night.

Chicago tied a season high for runs set against Philadelphia on Saturday and banged out 20 hits to match its highest total since May 12, 2014, at St. Louis. The Cubs (72-60) outscored the Pirates 27-5 in a three-game sweep and moved 12 games above .500 for the first time this year. They also remained 3 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the NL Central lead.

Rizzo hit his 31st homer, scored three runs and drove in two. Schwarber came through with his second multihomer game of the season, with two-run drives in the fifth and seventh.

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Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez was emphatic with his out call on the play in the sixth inning, but Maldonado immediately pointed to manager Mike Scioscia for a replay challenge.

I wouldn’t have believed it, Scioscia said. But Martin did everything he could to avoid a tag and he got his hand in there.

Maldonado came home on Chris Young’s double that ricocheted awkwardly off the wall down the left-field line and avoided the attempted tag by fellow catcher Robinson Chirinos, putting the Angels up 5-1.

The Angels are 8-3 for the first time since 1987, and fourth time in Chris Kunitz Jersey franchise history. Shohei Ohtani, the rookie two-way standout who was chosen AL Player of the Week, didn’t play a day after striking out 12 in seven scoreless innings against Oakland.

Pujols led off the fourth with a line shot just inside the pole in left, his second homer this season and 1,923rd career RBI to break a tie with Jimmie Foxx for sole possession of ninth place on the all-time list. He later added a single for his 2,981st career hit.

UCLA’s Josh Rosen hardly first Millennial who could challenge NFL coaches

Ex-UCLA coach Jim Mora has kept the internet humming in recent weeks by labeling his former quarterback, Josh Rosen, as聽a Millennial who requires extra work to help him focus and perform at his best.
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He needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored, Mora told The MMQB this week.聽He wants to know why. Millennials, once they know why, they’re good. Josh has a lot of interests in life. If you can hold his concentration level and focus only on football for a few years, he will set the world on fire. He has so much ability, and he’s a really good kid.聽

Athletes dabbling in the worlds of entertainment, business or fashion isn’t a new concept. But ever-expanding technology makes it easier to diversify.聽That doesn’t mean players can’t still achieve greatness, or that a team should drop eclectic prospects like Rosen on their draft boards. But it does force coaches to have more understanding of unique personalities.

Four innings into the Yankees’ 7-3, 14-inning loss to the Baltimore Orioles, left-hander CC Sabathia left his second start of the year with right hip soreness that was serious enough that was an in-game MRI was scheduled.

Later, three other starters left the game – second baseman Tyler Wade, third baseman Brandon Drury and catcher Gary Sanchez.

Sabathia’s MRI showed lucky and it appears that he’ll avoid going on the DL, and the other issues appear to be nothing serious, as Wade has the flu, Drury had a migraine headache blurred vision, and Sanchez left with a cramp in his right cramp.
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Another scare came with the Orioles batting in the ninth when closer Aroldis Chapman did something to warrant a ninth-inning visit from manager Aaron Boone and a team trainer with two outs, two strikes and the go-ahead run on second base.

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Three years, three different uniforms for Jordan Matthews.

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Adding Matthews to this receiving corps gives Tom Brady yet another weapon at his disposal. With Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman, the Patriots quarterback already has some playmakers to throw toand that doesn’t include a talented group of running backs led by Rex Burkhead.

While Edelman knows how to move the chains and find the end zone, the veteran wideout is listed at just 5’10. The 6’3, 212-pound Matthews provides size on the outside.

The fact that Matthews spent last season in the AFC East should help him transition to New England. He had eight catches for 107 yards in two games against the New York Jets, although he missed both meetings with the Miami Dolphins.

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Even in the pressure of a playoff race, Hall has elevated his game. For him, a well-rounded game helped increase his production on Womens Kam Chancellor Jersey the offensive side.

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Saints’ Drew Brees sues jeweler for allegedly cheating him out of $9M

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has filed a lawsuit accusing a California businessman of cheating him out of $9 million through jewelry purchases.

Area media report that Brees and his wife filed suit Monday in California against Vahid Moradi, who operates CJ Charles Jewelers in San Diego.

Even before Tuesday’s trade with the Rams, we expected the Patriots to be in the quarterback market late in the first round. It didn’t seem reasonable to think they could get all the way from No. 31 to the top five, but now that they have the 23rd and the 31st picks, along with two second-rounders, it seems as if nothing is impossible. With Jimmy Garoppolo now plying his trade in San Francisco, there’s no long-term successor in place for Tom Brady. The Patriots absolutely should be a factor if Lamar Jackson makes it into the middle of the round, and it’s entirely possible they could get even higher up in the round if they decide they want to do it.

Not too shabby, considering he struggled in spring training with his arm and bat. He went 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA in a pair of Cactus League outings and wound up pitching against minor leaguers on back fields, and also had trouble making contact with his swing.

He showed really good command today and was able to move the ball in and out, up and down, and we had a hard time getting consistent contact off of him, Chapman said.

Ohtani received ample support from the Los Angeles lineup.

Rain probability: 15 percent chance of light rain showers at 1 p.m., a 40 to 50 percent chance from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., then a 30 percent chance after 5 p.m.

Our advice to Mets fans: Dress in light layers and bring your rain gear with you, just to play it safe. Unlike some other sports stadiums in the New York region, Citi Field allows fans to bring umbrellas inside.

Schedule release coming within the next month, most likely

The announcement of the next season’s schedule has become in recent years one of the major NFL offseason tent pole events. With free agency quickly dying down, it becomes be the next big thing to which to look forward to. Which.
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Based on the trend that has developed in recent years, the league most likely will strip the sheet off the slate of games on or about Tuesday, April 17, nine days before the draft commences.

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But, what does that mean for potential buyers Well, at least one is dropping out of the race. The rapid escalation in bidding has prompted Michael Rubin, the billionaire executive chairman of sports-apparel company Fanatics, to drop out of the process, said the people, who requested anonymity because the matter is private. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson would put the team up for sale after an investigation into alleged workplace misconduct. On the field, the Carolina is coming off a postseason appearance. And, they are still in good shape going forward. For perspective, the sale of the Buffalo Bills in 2014 ($1.4 billion) would set an NFL record at the time.

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Russell Wilson expected to get an at-bat for Yankees Friday

The Mets have Tim Tebow batting fourth in a split-squad exhibition game on Friday and it appears he won’t be the only quarterback ing baseball for a New York team.
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That’s basically what happened. Before the game, I’d say we had minimal discussions. I’d say we had much deeper and longer and more in-depth and more constructive discussions immediately after the game. McDaniels’ about-face angered the Colts and led general manager Chris Ballard to declare the rivalry with the Patriots back on. As for the Patriots, they were able to keep the coordinator of the league’s top-ranked offense in-house.

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Cowboys re-sign long snapper L.P. Ladouceur

The Cowboys will re-sign long snapper L.P. Ladouceur on Monday, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Ladouceur, 37, has never had a bad snap since joining the Cowboys in 2005. He also has never missed a game.
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Dustin Colquitt signs on for three more years in K.C.

The Chiefs used a third-round pick on punter Dustin Colquitt in 2005 in a move that settled the position for more than a decade.

Colquitt’s run in Kansas City is set to continue through at least the 2020 season. Colquitt’s agents announced that their client has signed a new three-year deal with the Chiefs.

The Seahawks, who lost Paul Richardson in the opening wave of free agency, are also slated to meet with former Packers wideout Jordy Nelson. That meeting won’t happen if Nelson strikes a deal with the Raiders after visiting with them Wednesday, however.

With John Brown signing in Baltimore, the loss of the other Brown would leave the Cardinals down with Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson and 2017 third-round pick Chad Williams at wideout.

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Lynch has been the better back recently, as he ran 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 per carry) and seven touchdowns last year. He’s also due $6 million this year, which has as much to do with why anyone would wonder about his future as anything.

Martin’s averaged less than 3.0 yards per carry each of his last two seasons with the Buccaneers.

While he’s getting another chance from Jon Gruden, nothing about the way Martin has ed lately suggests he’s prepared to take ing time away from anybody.

The Alliance of American Football, co-founded by longtime television executive Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, will debut on February 9, 2019.

“This [spring football] is a massive gap in the market,”?Ebersol told reporters. “This is a marketplace of tens of millions of Americans who have been telling us for decades that they want to see high-quality football longer than the football season.”49ers_073