Mariners place Felix Hernandez on 10-day DL

The Mariners have placed pitcher Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis, the team announced.

The decision came hours before Hernandez was set to pitch against the Royals at 7:15 p.m. ET Saturday.
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On Wednesday, these five teams are the NFL’s first to open training camp.

They share the same championship goals but enter from diverse conditions.

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The explosive wideout languished on the free agent market for a while, but for a good reason — he was finishing up his master’s degree at Columbia University at the time. He eventually caught on with New England.
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In Cleveland, I said it was about joining a contender. The Patriots are THE contender, Hawkins said on the day of his signing. You get the opportunity to play with the best quarterback and the best coach in NFL history.

However, he’ll retire from the game before ever playing a down for the club. Hawkins would have had a tough time cracking the roster for a Patriots team that may have its deepest receiving corps of all time. New England added Brandin Cooks and undrafted free agents Austin Carr and Cody Hollister to a roster that already included established playmakers like Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, and Danny Amendola.

Hawkins will end his career with 209 total receptions and 2,419 receiving yards. In his retirement video, he said he was starting the process of earning a Ph.D. in business and economics.

The Raiders took Derek Carr a round after the Jaguars took Bortles and its been a hell of a bargain. If things went the opposite for Oakland, well … yikes. Is Bortles salvageable? Maybe, but so far in his career he’s thrown 51 interceptions and the Raiders will probably have to deal with turnovers with Bortles at the helm.

The Broncos took Lynch in the first round a year ago and still don’t really know what they have in him. He didn’t look good, but pickings are getting slim at this point for the Seahawks.

Lucky Whitehead gets a shot with Jets after drama-fueled release from Cowboys

A bizarre week for Lucky Whitehead resulted in his release from the Dallas Cowboys, but the Jets weren’t scared away by the drama and scooped up the return specialist on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“I’m a great guy. I’m hardworking guy. I’m a great athlete. I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t,” Whitehead told NFL Network’s Cole Wright on NFL Total Access Tuesday. “As far as the Cowboys organization, I appreciate them, for giving me the opportunity to be where I’m at today. Hopefully I can find me a new home and start over.”

The Jets gave him that new home on Wednesday.

Not only do you get watch one of the best offenses in the league (and the Patriots) but you also get a round trip to Mexico? What’s not to love about this. You can visit the Frida Kahlo museum, gaze in astonishment at the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlán, AND watch Derek Carr get touchdowns.

With Estadio Azteca being higher above sea level than Mile High stadium in Denver, even field goals have the potential to be better than any other game. Plus, it’s a good matchup.

Another slam dunk in a first round full of them. Mosley stepped right into a starting job and has since become one of the Ravens’ best defensive players. He recorded at least 110 tackles his first two years, and he could’ve reached that again had he not missed two games last season. The Ravens will almost certainly pick up his fifth-year option, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he gets a long-term extension in the near future.patriots_119-180x180

Sidney Crosby skates in full-contact practice Friday

Sid the Kid is not the type of player to miss a potential series-clinching game.

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While the NHL’s statement didn’t define the remark, TSN had reported that Getzlaf used a homophobic slur.

The fine is the largest allowable under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL and the players union.

TSN notes that the NHL hit then-Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw with a one-game suspension during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs for making a homophobic comment.

Getzlaf is the second pro athlete this week reprimanded for a homophobic remark. Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar was suspended two games for using a slur against Braves pitcher Jason Motte.

Senators general manager Pierre Dorion confirmed Sunday’s he’s getting calls asking about Dion Phaneuf, who exercised his no-movement clause to avoid winding up a part of Vegas’ roster purge like Marc Methot. The 32-year-old defenseman could fetch more than Methot, given the going rate for top-four defensemen these days.

Earlier this week, the Coyotes hired former Texas and Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson as president and CEO to oversee a revamped front office. He previously worked for the Texans, Rockets and Trail Blazers and is expected to make finding a new home a top priority 鈥?which it already is to Barroway.

I get up in the morning thinking about a new stadium, Barroway said. I go to sleep thinking about a new stadium. Once we get that, we’re going to be one of the premier places to play in the league.

P.K. Subban penalized for embellishing hit that sent him to locker room

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An injury scare briefly sent P.K. Subban to the locker room during Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Blues, but what might have been a Predators power play was negated when officials ruled the defenseman embellished the hit to his head.

The Penguins captain is the sixth player in NHL history with two career Conn Smythe trophies.
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He joins Bernie Parent (1974-75) and Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux (1991-92) as the only players to win them consecutively.

Though Crosby didn’t record a point in Sunday’s clincher, he had seven for the series, including three assists Thursday in Game 5 that will serve as yet another defining performance for the world’s consensus top player. His 27 playoff points were second only to teammate Evgeni Malkin, who won the Conn Smythe in 2009.

I think I can live with that, Bickell, 31, told Sporting News in a recent phone interview. It hasn’t really sunk in yet to adjust to what’s next, but there’s no more crazy training. It’s better on my body. I get to spend more time with my family and I’m focused on my treatment and getting better.

Bickell retired from the NHL in April following an inspirational fight to rediscover his game in between treatments for MS, a disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. His symptoms started seven games into last season. There was a pain in his shoulder he dismissed as sleeping the wrong way, until it spread.

Police say ex-NBA player Orien Greene broke into house, fondled woman

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A former NBA player was arrested Monday on suspicion of breaking into a home and sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.

Police say Orien Greene broke into a home in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and fondled a woman, 7 News in Miami reported.

The 34-year-old Greene faces charges of battery and burglary and was being held on a $30,000 bond, according to online jail records.

Rose, according to two independent sources who spoke to the Daily News on the condition of anonymity, was such an emotional wreck Monday afternoon that his only solution was to abruptly leave the Knicks to be with his mother and his son.
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In fact, Rose’s state of mind was such that for a brief time he talked about walking away from basketball for an extended period of time to clear his mind.
Also, according to the Chicago Tribune, being away from his son more is weighing very heavily on [Rose].

Rose will become a free agent in the offseason, and it will be interesting to see if he indeed takes a break from basketball when it’s appropriate for him to do so. He wouldn’t get the lucrative deal he’d be seeking, but family may be more important.

To date, at least, the Hayward-to-Boston story has been more myth than reality. But the Celtics will have their best shot at him in the coming months, with Hayward hitting unrestricted free agency this summer and Boston easily able to clear enough cap room to make him a max offer. Celtics fans, long awaiting the team’s pursuit of Hayward, cheered him in pregame warmups during the Jazz’s visit to Boston this week, to the rightful annoyance of Celtics forward Jae Crowder, who said on Twitter, HOME TEAM FANS CHEERING FOR THE OPPOSING PLAYERS NOW.. AW MAN OK.

Bulls’ stars ready to ‘move on’ from public feud, but won’t back down

The Chicago Bulls’ feuding stars didn’t back down from their stances Friday even as management expressed exasperation that the team’s internal rifts have been opened up to public view.

A day after Rajon Rondo used social media to take a shot at Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler for their comments questioning the team’s effort in Wednesday’s loss to the Hawks, the team dynamic was the only topic of conversation during a post-shootaround media availability Friday.

“I wasn’t trying to be the bad guy but I have a great relationship with the young guys and they had some things to say,” Rondo said, via the Chicago Tribune.

He added: “It’s not that guys don’t like each other. It’s just that things got out that shouldn’t have. But there’s no tension between us.”

Wade told reporters he had no regrets about speaking out and would have no trouble working with Rondo moving forward.

“As a leader, sometimes you can’t be liked,” he said. “I’m OK with that.”

Butler echoed Wade’s sentiments, saying: “I don’t have any problem with Rajon. He spoke his mind. I spoke my mind. Move on.”

The Bulls are 23-24 and sitting eighth in the Eastern Conference entering Friday night’s game against Wade’s longtime team, the Heat, at United Center.

“I think being a ‘seller’ is sort of a misnomer,” DeWitt said during that June 30 press conference. “We’re not selling to dump payroll. We’re not selling, we’re looking to improve, both short-term and long-term. So if we have a short-term asset and we can get a long-term asset, I don’t view that as selling, I view that as investing.”

At that point, the Cardinals were four games under .500, in third place in the NL Central, 3.5 games behind the first-place Brewers. Heading into Thursday’s series finale against the Mets at Citi Field, the Cardinals are two games under .500, in third place in the NL Central, 4.5 games behind the first-place Brewers. t_rangers_050-115x115

NBA ‘not happy’ Cavaliers decided to bench Big 3 against Clippers

LeBron James was upset he was benched for Saturday’s game against the Clippers, and so was the NBA.
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James, along with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who were both on the mend from knee injuries, sat out for the Cavaliers. As a result, the Clippers dominated the defending champions’ supporting cast in a 108-78 win at Staples Center.

He was mad, but I just thought for him it was the right decision, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters about James. Not to go out there and try to carry the whole load by himself and playing more minutes.

When it was pointed out that his job is to analyze the best player in the NBA, Barkley just smiled. Today’s NBA superstars want to be lionized, not criticized.

Man, these guys don’t care about your ‘job’ now. You have to say everything positive about them, or they don’t like it. In my 16 years in the NBA or college basketball, I’ve never said anything personal about a player. And I’m never going to. I’m going to do my job, though.

SN also asked Barkley about pro athletes often reacting to second- or third-hand comments from fans, family and friends via social media rather than the actual comments from TV analysts/announcers. Blame that on social media, said Barkley.
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Man, let me tell you something. You know I’m not a social media guy. I think social media is one of the worst things that ever happened to the world, he said. Every loser has an opinion. Every loser thinks their opinion is important. It’s one of the evils of the world. I do no social media whatsoever. Never have, never will. But hey, man, you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube now.

Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs both agree the Tigers have a 0.9 percent chance of winning the division

Detroit is in the rare position of clarity, and it’s time for the Tigers to make some trades to get younger and better.
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Detroit enters the second half eight games behind Cleveland in the AL Central division with Kansas City and Minnesota in between them and first place. That’s not a great spot to be in. Though eight games can be overcome, it’s certainly not likely.

Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs both agree the Tigers have a 0.9 percent chance of winning the division. One percent seems low, but if you think about it, how many times does a team come down from eight back at the break to win a division title? One out of 100 seems about right, and if you think about it from that standpoint, perhaps 1 percent is even a tad high (thus the 0.9 percent number).

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Since coming to NorCal from the N-O, Hield has began to return to the form that helped him average 25 points per game and propel Oklahoma to the Final Four as a senior on his way to earning SN’s 2015-16 College Basketball Player of the Year Award.

Ex-Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell mocks Jazz fans after inappropriate joke

Vernon Maxwell apologized (kind of) Thursday night to Jazz fans a few days after sending a controversial joke.

The former guard, who last played in 2001, sent a tweet on International Women’s Day about the Jazz since they were playing Houston. Although Maxwell played for many teams in his career, he had his most success with the Rockets (winning two NBA titles) and identifies with them.

The intent of the joke isn’t entirely clear. Some read it as him saying the Jazz are like women while others viewed it as a Mormon joke because the religion is popular in Utah. In any case, the joke didn’t make people in Utah happy, and Maxwell heard from them in bunches.

The All-Star Game is often viewed as the dividing point of the NBA season. Not in terms of games played, but as a shift in approach heading into the final stretch of the regular season. Teams like the Cavaliers and Warriors, for example, can start to prepare themselves for the playoffs knowing they have one of the top seeds in their conferences locked up. The Suns and Lakers, meanwhile, can turn their attention to the NBA Draft knowing they have nothing to gain from making a late-season run.
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Although each team has something to watch for in the next two months, let’s take a look at seven questions in particular that should be on everyone’s radar, from Serge Ibaka’s impact on the Raptors to whether the Clippers can make the run they’ve always seemed destined for.