The Ravens, who lead the AFC North, play Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys

“We can’t make excuses,” Brown said. “Every guy out there could be a reason we win.”

At least there’s Cleveland, which has given Jack Johnson Authentic Jersey up 560 receiving yards and four touchdowns to Brown in the last four head-to-head matchups.

If Brown sees the end zone for the eighth time this year, is the famous twerk retired?

“You never know,” said Brown, finally starting to perk up. “Stay tuned.”

“So that’s the big thing … trying to get guys to continue to want to keep grinding and get a win.”

Stanton credited former Lions coach Rod Marinelli for keeping the team together.

“It was one of those things that when it got toward the end, we started to address the monkey in the room,” Stanton said, “but initially it was, ‘OK, like we just got to go out and win a football game.’ We were worried about that next week and stuff. It was a true testament to Rod Marinelli, because he was our head coach at the time, and he stayed the course and was unbelievable and stood out there as a leader should and he stood by us and didn’t make any excuses.

“Exactly what you would expect from a guy like that. At the same time, unfortunately when it came down to it, we just couldn’t win a football game.”

That sounds similar to the way the Browns talk about James Wisniewski Authentic Jersey Hue Jackson. To a man, players feel they are well coached and that Jackson is handling himself well. That being said, Browns tackle Joe Thomas admitted that staying positive gets more difficult with each loss.

Everybody on the field saw Theismann sprawled out on the field and knew he was in trouble. I know I started hollering for the doctors to get to him in a hurry to give him some help. Initially, some of the Redskins thought I was taunting after the sack. That obviously wasn’t the case.

Astros acquire Brian McCann in exchange for two minor leaguers

The New York Yankees traded veteran catcher Brian McCann and $11 million to the Houston Astros on Thursday for a pair of young minor league pitchers.

The Yankees signed Brian McCann in the winter before the 2014 season for five years and $75 million, with a full no-trade clause.

Reddick got off to a slow start with the Dodgers following an Aug. 1 trade, but he finished batting .258 with two home runs and Blair Walsh Authentic Womens Jersey nine RBIs in 47 games with his new club. He ended up tied for the major league lead with a .400 batting average in September, going 26-for-65 in 20 games for the Dodgers.

According to FanGraphs, Reddick ranked sixth among major league right fielders with six defensive runs saved.

Mike Trout, who was a unanimous winner Brandon Fusco Authentic Womens Jersey in 2014, becomes the first MVP from a losing team since Alex Rodriguez for Texas in 2003. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
A five-time All-Star, Trout was one of the few bright spots for an Angels team that finished 21 games out of first place in the AL West.

The Los Angeles center fielder led the majors in runs scored (123), walks (116), on-base percentage (.441) and WAR (10.6). He finished second in the AL in OPS (.991) and tied for second in steals (30).

One of the most self-effacing stars in baseball, Charlie Gehringer, is the punch in the Tigers’ attack and he’s being nominated as the most valuable player in the junior league. What has Gehringer got that permits him to be mentioned in the same breath with Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth of the Yanks, and Joe Cronin of the Senators, who have been rated the key men of the American League?

What will Mike Trout accomplish in his career? Very little is off the table. Through age 24, he has the seventh-most home runs ever, with exactly twice as many as Barry Bonds had and 28 more than Hank Aaron did at that age. He’s 13th in hits, with a 400-hit head start on Pete Rose. He’s seventh in runs, 15th in runs batted in, sixth in total bases, fifth in extra-base hits, fourth in times on base. He is building a career that might demolish records and define our memories of an entire generation of baseball.

Johnson worked with Arnold and Witney Carson in a trio salsa

There was a minor slip-up during the dance, though. Johnson said, “Maybe I just got a step ahead of myself probably, yeah.” It was one of the first times this season Johnson had made a mistake during his run to the semifinals. The score of 26 (out of 30) left Arnold in amazement, but Johnson’s annoyed face told the real story.

Johnson worked with Arnold and Colton Schmidt Authentic Jersey Witney Carson in a trio salsa; he performed in a lime green shirt and black pants. At one point in the dance, Johnson leapt over both of them, so it became clear he still has hops.

During his semifinals performance, Johnson discussed why he walked away from the NFL after nine seasons at the age of 30. His explanation was consistent with everything he told ESPN and the Detroit Free Press in June about why he needed to retire.

“With that being said, I will not sit again during the National Anthem because I want to focus my efforts on finding more effective ways to Corbin Bryant Authentic Jersey communicate my message and bring about change by supporting organizations and movements that fight for equal rights for minorities.

“This Sunday, I will be back to standing with my teammates.”

Asked to clarify Evans’ definition of the word “minorities,” the receiver’s agent, Deryk Gilmore, said it includes “people of color, women, LGBT …”

Evans protested the anthem during the Bucs’ annual Salute to Service game that honors active-duty and reserve military, retired and veteran service members. The star wide receiver also posted in an Instagram comment last week that he did not vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that he was “disappointed” with Evans’ decision to sit because of what the anthem stands for.

“Yeah, I’m disappointed for that,” said Koetter, who has had his team practice lining up for the national anthem before. “I also respect Mike’s freedom of speech and freedom of expression.”

Evans previously has said that he meant no disrespect to the military. Tampa is home to MacDill Air Force Base and 12,000 active service members.

“I don’t want to disrespect the veterans or anything,” Evans said Sunday. “The men and women that served this country — I’m forever indebted to them. But the things that have been going on in America lately, I’m not going to stand for that.”

the Browns continued to dismantle their roster by releasing safety Donte Whitner

In early April, the Browns continued to dismantle their roster by releasing safety Donte Whitner. The veteran took a shot at the club’s new apparent ideology on his way out the door.

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At this point, it’s clear that the Browns are largely opting to stay out of the free agent market, which produces far more busts than bargains. Given the brief shelf life of the average NFL career, most players who hit free agency are getting paid for past performance rather than future production. Last year, for example, only four of the first 86 players selected to the Pro Bowl changed teams the previous offseason — and two of them, LeSean McCoy and Brandon Marshall, were traded.

The suspect, Cardell Hayes, has Michael Jordan Authentic Jersey been arrested and charged with second degree murder, but police said on Sunday that an investigation regarding a motive is still ongoing and it is still unclear if Hayes and Smith previously knew each other. Police also said there was a passenger in the Hummer with Hayes, but he wasn’t involved in the shooting and will not face charges.

Saints head coach Sean Payton was one of many members of the NFL community to mourn Smith on Sunday:

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The Smith family also released a brief statement on Sunday morning:

“On behalf of the Smith family, we are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers. We ask that you continue to respect the family’s privacy as they grieve the loss of a devoted husband, father and friend.”

Smith, 34 years old, was a Saints first-round pick in 2004 after playing college ball at Ohio State. The defensive end was a Pro Bowl starter in 2006 and starred on the Saints’ Super Bowl team in 2009-10. He last played in the NFL in 2012, having suffered a torn ACL in the 2013 preseason and failing to make the regular season roster for the Patriots in 2014.

After another slow start, can Saints finally get over .500 hump?

Talk about a defining moment for the 2016 New Orleans Saints.

They have a chance to get over .500 on Sunday for the first time in nearly three years — and it comes against the reigning Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos inside the Superdome.

The Saints (4-4) also have a chance to buck an eerily familiar trend that has haunted them for almost half of the Sean Payton-Drew Brees era.

The Saints started 0-3 this season, the Derek Cox Authentic Jersey fifth time in 10 years that they have started either 0-4 (2007 and 2012), 0-3 (2015 and 2016) or 1-3 (2014). And in all five years, they fought back to .500 by the middle of November. But in the previous four years, the Saints never got past .500. In fact, they lost a home game every single time they had a chance to get above .500. And they finished 7-9 each time.

But Celek made the team and has found a niche on the roster. Although he didn’t get to follow his aspirations of joining the service, he has close friends in the armed forces and said football appeals to him in part because there’s a similar type of bond that forms in a locker room.

“What those guys do is an amazing thing, and I have a lot of respect for them,” Celek said. “What we do in the community is we get to go out and Eric Kendricks Authentic Jersey meet with those guys, try to make their week, make their day, make their year, whatever it is. For me, it feels good doing something like that. I think I like the aspect — like with football you have the team and the locker room, and then in the military it’s like the same atmosphere, you’ve got your buddies, a close-knit group of guys and I’ve always liked that.”

Celek, 28, figures to still have plenty of football in front of him, and he just signed a four-year contract extension with the 49ers in February. Though he said he has given some thought to walking away to enlist in the military, he doesn’t see that in his future right now.

“I always think about doing like the Pat Tillman deal,” Celek said. “But I don’t know. My wife, I always talk about it and she gets pretty upset with me when I mention it. She doesn’t want me to do it, because she worries about me. Right now at this point in my life, probably not.”

In lieu of that, Celek plans to continue to spend time visiting with and supporting the military. And when he’s not doing that, he can always chat with his 85-year old grandfather, who started a general contracting company after his time in the military, still does some carpentry work in the Cincinnati area and is always good for a few stories.

Noah Syndergaard has enjoyed an electric rookie for the New Mets,

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Noah Syndergaard has enjoyed an electric rookie for the New Mets, though they’re still waiting for his success at Citi Field to translate elsewhere. He seeks his first road victory Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Syndergaard is 4 with a 1 his last nine. ‘s 5 win against Washington marked the second straight outing which he fanned nine over eight innings. The two runs he allowed to the Nationals came on solo homers, including one on his fifth pitch, but he retired the next 10 batters and didn’t issue a walk for the second consecutive start. His 5 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the best franchise history among Mets rookies with at least 10 starts.

The second-highest is Gooden’s 3 mark Mel Ott Jersey from 1984. This guy knows what he’s doing out there, manager Collins told MLB’s official website. He’s got a feel for it. Those last two outings were at home, though, where he’s 6 with a 1 eight contests. On the road, he’s 0 with a 4 mark. Citi Field has been one of baseball’s most pitcher-friendly parks this year — the 3 there is second-lowest the majors, narrowly trailing Field. The Rays’ offensive approach could also help Syndergaard’s cause. They’re striking out every 4 plate appearances, and the nine they had Friday’s 4 loss to open this series gives them 79 the last eight. New extended its lead over Washington the NL East to 2 2 with its seventh consecutive win.

The Mets, who have trailed four during their winning streak, went ahead the ninth on Wilmer Flores’ two-out single after Tampa Bay took the lead on Evan Longoria’s eighth-inning home run. Collins’ club allowed fewer than four runs for the ninth time 12 and is seeking a fifth consecutive road win for the first time since July 25, 201Tonight was pure character, he said. I can’t say enough. They know these are big. The Rays had three solo homers with James Loney and Sizemore also going deep. Longoria is batting.467 during a seven-game hitting streak, while Asdrubal Cabrera is 12 for 21 his last five. Another low-scoring game could be order with Karns on the mound for Tampa Bay. He owns a 3 record and 2 his last nine outings and has been particularly tough to hit the last three with opponents are batting.16He struck out seven over 5-3 innings and gave up a two-run homer Tampa Bay’s 5 win against the Chicago White Sox on Monday. This marks Karns’ first appearance against the Mets. He won both previous interleague starts this year, limiting Miami and Philadelphia to one earned run and five hits over 12 innings. Cuddyer could return this weekend for New after going 0 for 3 with an intentional walk a rehab game for Class-A St. Lucie on Friday. He hasn’t played since July 21 due to left knee inflammation and was hitting.193 over his last 19.

Travis Kelce ejected after tirade, toss of towel at official

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was alternately apologetic and sarcastic about getting thrown out of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars for strenuously arguing when a defensive pass interference penalty wasn’t called in the end zone on a fourth-quarter pass to him.

The Chiefs’ win Sunday over the Jaguars was D.J. Fluker Jersey hardly the kind of thing expected from a team that fancies itself as a Super Bowl contender.

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin sustained a groin injury in the first quarter against Jacksonville and later was ruled out for the game.

The Chiefs expect quarterback Alex Smith to start Dan Fouts Jersey next week against the Panthers despite being ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

Marshall said he will stand for the remainder of the season and explained why in a statement on Instagram Sunday.

In his statement, Marshall referenced O’Shaine Evans, an Oakland man shot and killed by San Francisco Police in 2014.

Reports at the time said Evans pointed an unloaded gun at police outside AT&T Park as police were investigating break-ins to cars outside the stadium during San Francisco Giants games.

Since announcing he would take a knee during the anthem, Marshall has donated money for every tackle he makes to organizations that work with youth.

Marshall has also met with the Denver Police Department.

Dez Bryant claims to own over 3,000 pairs of Jordan sneakers

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is one of the elite players at his position in the NFL — something that’s been well-known for a few years now. But one thing that fans may not be aware of is how many pairs of sneakers he has in his household. And not just any type of sneakers — they have to be Jordans.

On Thursday, Bryant told reporters Joe Montana Authentic Womens Jersey that he owns between 3,000 and 3,500 pairs of Jordan sneakers. He’s also a member of Team Jordan, so of course he’s going to promote his brand over the others.

“No, I don’t feel that way,” Wilson said. “I just try to play smart football. I think I’ve said this before, but if I didn’t want to play Chris Conley Authentic Womens Jersey football, if I didn’t want to get hit, I’d be playing tennis. That’s just one of those things — you know you’re going to Josh Mauga Authentic Womens Jersey get hit, and you know you’re going to take some tough hits every once in a while, and you have to hang in there. At the same time, it’s a rough game, and you always want to make a smart decision and get down, get out of bounds.”

Wilson made it clear that he was only giving his perspective and wasn’t familiar with the exact comments made by Newton, who expressed concerns specifically about taking hits when he’s in the pocket and not when he’s on the run.

“I haven’t seen his particular situation,” Wilson said. “Honestly, I try to stay away from watching ESPN and all that, but I know for me — trying to get down, slide, get out of bounds, all of that, because those guys are chasing after you.”

Wilson has drawn one roughing-the-passer Chris Jones Authentic Womens Jersey penalty this season.

Since he became the starter in 2012, the Seahawks have drawn 12 roughing-the-passer penalties, tied for ninth fewest.

Rasheed Wallace caught it too late to get off a shot

Duhon came up with a steal and set up ‘s basket that made it 104 with 7 seconds to play. The Celtics called time but took way too to swing the ball to the opposite side of the court, where Rasheed Wallace caught it too late to get off a shot. With McGrady and Harrington joining Chandler on the injured list, the Knicks had to look deep down the bench for scoring. They found it Barron, a 7-foot center who signed last week from the Development League and was playing his second game with New. He hadn’t started the since making 15 starts for the Miami Heat 2007, but shot 8 of 13 and spent all night chasing down missed shots against Boston’s frustrated front line. Robinson was perhaps the Knicks’ most popular player for the last five years before he was dealt to Boston at the trade deadline.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he still Marcus Gilbert Authentic Womens Jersey considers the 5-foot-9 guard the Celtics’ X-factor heading into the playoffs, but he benched Robinson on after playing him only 9 minutes the previous game. However, he said before the game Robinson would play Tuesday, part because other Boston players wanted to Robinson get. Robinson checked – or tried to, anyway – with about 3? minutes left the first quarter to polite, but hardly enthusiastic applause. He was sent off the court because he was replacing Rajon Rondo, who was shooting a free throw, and had to wait until the next dead ball to officially enter. The Knicks led throughout most of the first quarter and were ahead 27 when it ended. Boston shot 63 percent the second, briefly grabbing the lead late the period before New took a 53 edge into halftime. NOTES: Though Krzyzewski has repeatedly said he’s not interested leaving national champion Duke for the, Knicks coach D’Antoni won’t rule out coaching against him someday. D’Antoni is Krzyzewski’s assistant on the U.S. Olympic team. He’s still only 62 years old.

He’s, I have no idea what he would do, D’Antoni said. Wherever Markus Wheaton Authentic Womens Jersey he goes, I do know that he would be successful, if he’s coaching or running a business or whatever he wants to do. He’s just pretty special. There have been reports this that the New Jersey Nets would pursue Krzyzewski.. Knicks president Walsh said he wasn’t sure if he sign anyone with the Knicks’ available roster spot. The spot opened Monday when the Knicks waived Cuttino Mobley, who retired last because of a heart condition. The Knicks had to waive him before the end of the to save the luxury tax on his salary.

The Eagles blitzed Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford right out of Lincoln Financial Field

Sometimes it’s easy to think of Gibson as a grizzled veteran in spite of the fact the 39th-overall pick in 2011 is just 23. But after hiccups to start his career, the highly touted goalie is now in a position where he has to step up Jeff Carter Authentic Jersey for the Ducks. With backup Jonathan Bernier out with an injury, Gibson has to prove he’s got the goods and consistency to lead a talented team like the Ducks. Gibson started slowly but has gone 3-0-1 in his past four appearances. He’s got to keep performing to keep the doubters at bay.

“We’re disappointed, I’m disappointed in the type of comments,” Pederson said. “I think each individual has to be responsible for their own job, obviously. We’ve Jhonas Enroth Authentic Jersey got to make good, smart choices. Everybody is mad and disappointed and angry after tough losses like we just came through, and cooler heads prevail. We just have to bite our lip sometimes and just suck it up and get to work. And that’s what we’ve got to do this week.”

These days, Romo owns every notable passing record for a franchise with an illustrious quarterback history. He’s 78-49 as starter — though only 2-4 in the playoffs — and has passed for more than 34,000 yards with 247 touchdowns against 117 interceptions. Only two quarterbacks in NFL history have a higher passer rating than his 97.1.

Led by standout defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, the Eagles’ defense is third in points per game, and fifth in both yards per game and passing yards per game. That’s all impressive enough. What was really something, though, was how the Eagles went in on the Minnesota Vikings last week.

The Eagles blitzed Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford right out of Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz went after Bradford with an assortment of zone-blitz packages that worked spectacularly. Philadelphia had six sacks and 12 quarterback hits. In three trips to the red zone, the Vikings totaled zero points. Just a straight-up stomping.

Each week, quarterbacks face potentially painful experiences. But, dang, the Eagles are trying to take things to a nightmare level. However, to hear Dallas head coach Jason Garrett tell it, Prescott has got this.

“It starts with his preparation,” said Garrett, who will talk your ear off about all the positive signs Prescott has displayed since his first day on the team.

“He was always ready. Always was able to handle the offense, call plays, handle himself at the line of scrimmage. That was always very impressive, right from the outset. You could tell he was prepared. You could tell it was important to him.

“And then athletically, he’s impressive. He can throw the ball. He can move around. He made some plays early on that made you feel he could see the game, and be instinctive throwing the ball from the pocket.”

He’s also great in the film room. Against the aggressive Eagles, attention to detail is a must. Although Prescott moves much better Bradford, the rookie must also rely on his smarts to stay upright.