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Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a serious spinal-cord injury in December, attended Ohio State’s spring game on Saturday.
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Via ESPN, Shazier stood without assistance, as the fans cheered the former Buckeyes standout.

Every day I’m getting a lot better, Shazier told Marty Smith of ESPN. I’m able to move around a lot more. I’m doing 1,000 times better than I was in December, and I’m just thanking everybody and all the prayers, because that’s definitely helping me Devin Funchess Womens Jersey get a lot better.

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Portland’s two stars finished with just three combined free-throw attempts. McCollum says it’s on them to force the issue.

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The Patriots won’t have a ring ceremony this year, and Amendola seems to wonder if Belichick’s benching of cornerback Malcolm Butler is the reason for that.

I have my thoughts about it because I was out there putting my blood, sweat and tears out on the field that night, and one of our best players wasn’t on the field, Amendola said. To tell you the truth, I don’t know why. I did ask, but I didn’t get any answers. I can’t make decisions like that, so I don’t necessarily worry about it, but I know Malcolm is a great player and he could have helped us win. For whatever reason, he wasn’t out there. He’s going to play more football in his career, and he’s going to be a great player for a long time.

The Celtics knew they’d need their younger players to step up this postseason with Kyrie Irving Jersey sidelined for the postseason.

They have, and it’s added up to 2-0 lead in Boston’s first-round matchup with Milwaukee.
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Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Bucks on Tuesday night.

Terry Rozier added 23 points. Game 3 is Friday in Milwaukee.The Celtics led by as many as 20 in the fourth quarter as their ball movement overwhelmed the Bucks.

Brown, who is in his second year, said right now the Celtics are feeling confident as ever.

Boston had just three turnovers through three quarters and only seven on the night. Rozier finished no turnovers for the second straight game

I’ve just got that confidence, Rozier said. My teammates, my coach, they trust in me to get everybody in their spots to run the plays…. I’m gonna do what I can to protect the ball and get my guys open.

The Celtics’ bench also came up big, outscoring their Milwaukee counterparts 41-25. Marcus Morris led Boston’s reserves with 18 points. Shane Larkin chipped in 11 points, scoring in double-digits for the first time in a playoff game.

Elite Womens Cole Beasley Jersey Holiday struggled at times with injuries after coming to the Pelicans in 2013. Then in early 2016 he took a leave of absence when doctors discovered that his wife, former U.S. national soccer team player Lauren Holiday, had a brain tumor while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.

He’s been through some tough times, the first year he’s injured, he’s on minute restrictions through the greater part of the season, and then everybody’s familiar with the situation with his wife and what they had to go through there, coach Alvin Gentry said. Everybody’s healthy and in a good place now so I think mentally he’s in a good place.

Holiday played Tuesday night with emotion he did not often Gary Roberts Authentic Jersey show earlier in his career. He agreed that it felt a weight has been lifted.

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The NFL’s quarterback evaluation party moved Friday to Laramie, Wyo., where Josh Allen held his Pro Day.

Allen wowed everyone with a few long throws at the end of the 45-minute session, some reaching 80 yards in the air. But the bigger question NFL teams have about Allen is about his accuracy, not his arm strength. He also did his best to address that question in Friday’s session, with some touch throws.

“My feet were really jacked up,” Allen said on the NFL Network about his accuracy issues at Wyoming. “So any time I would miss, my feet were out of whack. They weren’t sequencing correctly. Getting with [personal coach] Jordan Palmer, he was noticing the things I was doing in my stance, my footwork. He was helping me guide that and fix that. Now, I can self-correct. I’ve been working on it a lot.”

Mitchell got off to a slow start, averaging only 9.3 points and shooting an unsightly 32.3 percent from the floor primarily as a reserve in seven October games, but he had established himself as a fixture in the Jazz’s starting lineup by mid-November and as the clear go-to guy soon after.

Mitchell’s reliability in that role was a factor in the franchise’s deadline decision to trade Rodney Hood, a pending restricted free agent who was the top internal candidate to be the offensive focal point after Hayward’s departure.

Girard was acquired from Nashville in early November as part of a three-team trade that sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa. Girard had three goals and 17 assists for Colorado in the regular season.

Coach Jared Bednar said Girard is a “big loss for us. We have to move on. The other guys are going to have to pick up the slack.”

Mitchell averaged more than 21 points per game in each month from December on, consistently excelling as the defensive schemes to stop him became more complicated. The coaches’ crash course for Mitchell, who starts at shooting guard and plays some point guard, has advanced into masters-level classes.

“It’s gone from reading his defender and the defender in pick-and-roll to reading the help,” Snyder says after the film session. “It’s deeper — more levels, more things to see.”

“WHAT JUST HAPPENED?” Snyder asks Mitchell a few seconds into a clip of a possession on which the rookie initiated the offense, passed to Ricky Rubio on the wing and spaced the floor as Dante Exum sliced for a layup.jets_104

49ers News: Reuben Foster Jersey Won’t Participate in Offseason Workouts

Womens Bilal Powell Jersey The San Francisco 49ers will hold linebacker Reuben Foster out of offseason team activities, the team announced Sunday.
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[Foster] will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters, 49ers John Brooks Youth jersey CEO Jed York, general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan said in a statement, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process.

NFL Network’s Jim Trotter reported the NFL wouldn’t place Foster on the commissioner’s exempt list until the league wraps up is own investigation into the allegations. As a result, it was up to the 49ers as to whether he would participate in any offseason workouts.

Both would win the Heisman Trophy. Both would be part of a national championship team (two, in Tebow’s case). Both would outwardly display religious faith and draw praise for off-field benevolence. Both, too, were well-respected among teammates and treated like matinee idols among the student body.

Danny was the ultimate thing, recalled Chris Doering, who became one of Wuerffel’s best friends and his top receiving target while both played together at UF. He couldn’t go anywhere without being swarmed. Young girls saw him like the Beatles.

Tebow’s popularity was at another level, but a lot of that has to do with the advent of social media and how small the world is now with info-sharing. But literally back then, Danny was Tebow.

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Barring an unexpected last-minute change of heart, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to release wide receiver Dez Bryant on Friday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer.
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Said another source to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen: I think we are moving on.

Bryant arrived at The Star — the team’s headquarters in Frisco, Texas — to meet with officials, including owner and general manager Jerry Jones. The plan going into the meeting, according to sources, was to part ways with Bryant.

So far this offseason, the Seahawks have cut Richard Sherman and traded Michael Bennett, offered Earl Thomas in trade and lost Sheldon Richardson, Jimmy Graham, and Paul Richardson in free agency (while acknowledging Authentic Mike Ditka Jersey that Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril won’t likely play for them again). They’ve backfilled with a lesser grade of players, but Schneider emphasized what’s left.

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No word on how long Smith is expected to stay in the facility. His next court hearing is May 3.
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As we previously reported, Smith was arrested on domestic violence charges stemming from a March 3 incident with his then-fiancee.

As part of his bail, the judge ordered Smith to stay completely sober and wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring device.

So while Gruden’s train of thought seemed to derail, the notion that even he thinks Kaepernick should be in a camp underscores what’s happening here.

Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wouldn’t say recently whether he believes he’ll be ready to participate in offseason work with his new team and comments from the coach of his former team suggest that the quarterback may not be ready to go.

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Free-agent safety Eric Reid is scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals, a source confirmed to ESPN.
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Free-agent safety Eric Reid, who played the past five seasons with the 49ers, says that his kneeling during the national anthem has kept him from securing any offers from other teams.

At an event sponsored by the Cowboys, Woodson bashed the rule (which Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and all 31 other owners supported) as unrealistic for the game of football.

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The manager is anxious to see what his lineup will look like with a healthier version of the first baseman, as injuries have defined the early part of his managerial tenure. Outfielders Aaron Hicks, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clint Frazier and Billy McKinney, Womens Willie McCovey Jersey pitcher CC Sabathia and Drury have already been hurt this season.

You think about getting [Bird] and Aaron Hicks back and you start to envision the potential of this lineup at full strength, Boone said. Definitely looking forward to that.

The Dolphins are bringing more name recognition in to their local player workout today, since South Florida is such a hotbed of talent for colleges.

In addition to players from the University of Miami, Florida International and Florida Atlantic, the Dolphins get to bring in players who played their high school ball in the area.

Brian Urlacher tabs Bob Babich to present him at Hall of Fame

Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has picked his old position coach to present him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Hall announced that Urlacher has selected longtime assistant Bob Babich as his presenter.

“I was looking around different NBA sites that track team performance, and I noticed that ESPN’s ‘Hollinger stats’ and Basketball-Reference stats disagreed on which teams have the best offensive and defensive ratings. In Hollinger’s stats, the Golden State Warriors actually had a better offense and defense than the Houston Rockets, for all the discussion about how GSW had regressed this season. Why do these discrepancies exist? And which sites do you trust for meaningful predictive value?”

So Andy’s specific observation is no longer true after Golden State’s injuries, but answering this question led to an interesting discovery. I knew that the two sites used different formulas to estimate possessions. The Hollinger version, also used by NBA Advanced Stats, estimates possessions using a relatively simple formula: FGA + .44 * FTA – OR + TO. This overestimates the number because it doesn’t account for team rebounds: plays where the offensive team retains possession of the ball by virtue of a loose-ball foul or the defense tipping the ball out of bounds, so no individual is credited with an offensive rebound.

Simms and I made three picks, one at a time. Stats once again declared me to be the winner. The voters may disagree, again.

Hopefully, all of you can agree to check out the Tuesday version of the draft. We’ll be doing another one when Simms is back on Thursday. (He doesn’t work on Wednesdays.)

Meanwhile, PFT Live returns on Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio, with the two-hour NBCSN simulcast starting at 7:00 a.m. ET.

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Celtics say second Kyrie Irving Jersey surgery ‘went exactly as planned’

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving underwent successful surgery to remove two screws from his left knee Saturday, the team announced.
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The surgery went exactly as planned, and we expect Kyrie to be fully healthy for training camp in the fall, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement.

Celtics forward Marcus Morris is dreading the possibility of facing his twin brother Markieff of the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs: Man, every day we talk about it, Marcus said. Honestly, I don’t want to play them first.

How does Irving’s absence change things for the Celtics?

Obviously, it makes it more difficult, Horford said. Kyrie is the leader of this team, and we went with him and now we have to find ways to do it without him. We’ve been playing good basketball, and I believe that this group will — we have a group that’s hungry and that wants to keep getting better. And I think that when you have a group that wants to keep getting better, it’s always a positive.
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The Celtics are locked in to the No. 2 seed in the East but still have three potential first-round playoff opponents in the Miami Heat, Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks.

Celtics forward Marcus Morris said the team doesn’t like the suggestion that those squads should be jockeying to draw injury-riddled Boston.

This team, we’re resilient, he said. Everybody on this team is ready to compete. We all feel disrespected. Kyrie, Marcus [Smart], [Daniel] Theis, all those [injured] guys are major for our team, but they’re not here, so we still have to approach the game as if we’re gonna win and get as far as we can.

Kupchak will keep assistant GM Buzz Peterson in a front-office role and ultimately add personnel changes to the management and scouting structure, league sources said.

Jordan and Kupchak have a longstanding relationship built around their ties to the University of North Carolina and late coach Dean Smith, for whom both played for.
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Kupchak inherits a capped-out roster that will miss the playoffs for a second consecutive Dustin McGowan Youth jersey year. Charlotte has a projected payroll of $119 million for the 2018-19 season with every player under contract except Michael Carter-Williams and Treveon Graham.

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The New England Patriots’ sudden boatload of four draft picks in the top two rounds of this month’s draft screams a big Bill Belichick move upcoming 鈥?for a quarterback, perhaps? Or maybe even (why not?) for Odell Beckham Jr.
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That’s not a likely outcome, but it’s not impossible, either. For while the L.A. Rams are out of the OBJ sweepstakes, that doesn’t mean the Giants won’t find a trade partner if they ultimately decide to part ways.

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Ashnault was New Jersey’s first four-time undefeated state champion at South Plainfield High, and has an 84-15 career record at Rutgers. He did not participate in Rutgers’ Senior Night ceremonies in February – a sign of Rutgers’ confidence the petition would be successful. The Scarlet Knights will have two sixth-year seniors in the lineup for the 2018-19 season. Nick Gravina, who wrestles at 184 pounds, was previously granted an extra year of eligibility.

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The NFL has yet to release the 2018 schedule, though Panthers ‘ 2018 opponents include the Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Giants, Ravens, Bengals and Seahawks at home with the Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Eagles, Redskins, Browns, Steelers and Lions on the road.

Davis, the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year, has started 15 or more games for the Panthers every year since the 2013 season. In his career, he’s logged 13 interceptions, 28 sacks and more than 1,000 tackles. He had planned to make the 2018 season his final one, though he said in his Twitter video that could change in light of his four-game ban.

Free agent WR Brice Butler Jersey agrees to two-year deal with Cardinals

Game Kids Adrian Peterson Jersey Free agent wide receiver Brice Butler has agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, confirms 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki.
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Butler spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and recorded a career-best 2017 with 15 receptions (24 targets) for 317 yards, including three touchdowns.

Per 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro, Butler chose the Cardinals over the Bears, Jets, Cowboys and Seahawks.

You’re going to have guys instead of hitting guys up top, in the shoulder pads, upper body, you’re going to have guys going super low, hitting guys’ knees, going for ankles just so they don’t get fined, said Church, who was flagged and fined for delivering a concussion to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the AFC Championship.
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[T]hat’s going to cause more injuries. It’s going to cause career-enders 锟斤拷 not that concussions and all that stuff isn’t career-ending 锟斤拷 but, I mean, you’re going after guys’ legs eventually, and that’s going to make the sport extremely dangerous. He’s right, but the NFL worries much more about heads than knees and ankles, because it’s concussions, not lower-extremity injuries, that are causing parents to keep kids from playing youth football, potentially choking off the supply of future professional football players. If careers of professional players end prematurely due to leg injuries, they can easily be replaced. If kids stop playing football altogether, there will be no replacements. And no need for them.

I would be surprised if he traded down, King’s source said. This would be his chance to take his two offensive cornerstones for the next eight or 10 years.

The overall consensus has been that USC QB Sam Darnold will be Luke Witkowski Jersey the first pick in the draft, but there has been talk about Allen being the guy to watch for the Browns dating back to January.

A veteran college scout who spoke to King a few months ago said he was convinced that there’s no way Dorsey will pass on Allen with the No. 1 overall pick.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion Sunday on a hit from Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Barry Church (42).

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