Case Keenum gets money, but not his old number in Denver

Case Keenum might have a pile of cash now, but he doesn’t have enough to buy his old number in his new city.

The new Broncos quarterback, whose Twitter handle is @CaseKeenum7, wasn’t going to get that one so he decided to pick something different.

Our failures define our successes, Mathieu says. Michael Jordan took so many shots. Kobe Bryant took so many shots. But as we look back at his career, we know why he took so many shots. We know why Michael Jordan wanted the ball in his hand. He failed enough. Success was the only thing that could happen at that point. Those guys hit rock bottom—Michael Jordan getting cut.

That’s what I ultimately wanted for myself. I don’t want anyone to believe in me more than me.

So he doesn’t hide from his performance last fall. Injuries ravaged his game. His mentality. OK, he didn’t allow any touchdowns in 2017. Fine, he played more snaps (1,261) than anyone in the NFL. But real-life honey badgers are known for attacking any animal on earth—even lions. They’re ruthless. Fearless. Don’t give a damn if they’re one-sixth the size of their prey. And Mathieu was, uh, more of a house cat for stretches last season. Tearing both ACLs and suffering a shoulder subluxation poisoned his game with hesitancy.

The New York Post reported that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and retired quarterback Carson Palmer also are candidates for the job.

On Tuesday, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman defended his decision to negotiate his own Cheap Jerseys America contract. Along the way, he called out one of the biggest critics of his self-negotiated deal. (And, yes, said critic is a certain Internet hack with whom you may be familiar.)

The thing I’m most frustrated about is all the people that were so high on bashing Cheap Ireland Jerseys this deal refuse to bash the agents that do awful deals every year, Sherman told reporters at his introductory press conference. There are agents out there that are doing $3 million fully guaranteed deals that look like $50 million deals. When the guy gets cut after two weeks or after a year, and the guy only makes $5 million of a $50 million contract, nobody sits there and bashes the agent. You don’t hear Florio writing any articles about it.

Stephen Curry out for at least another week due to re-injured right ankle

Stephen Curry will miss at least another week because of his troublesome right ankle, which he re-injured last Thursday against San Antonio.

“The rivalry, I think, gets both teams up,” McLellan said. “It’s an exciting time to be playing, especially against your rival. We found some breaks. We’ve got some good goaltending. We found ways to check when we needed to. We’ve had to come back in games.

“There’s really no pattern to our success against them. Every game’s been different. Every game has taken on its own personality, so we hope that continues again (on Tuesday) and we can find a way to push our way to win.”

Rookie defenseman Ethan Bear is hoping he gets the call to play his sixth NHL game — and first against the Flames — for the Oilers.

“It’s a very intense rivalry, so I’m looking very forward to it,” Bear said. “Everybody always wants to beat Calgary. It’s another rivalry that you want to be a part of. You know how to get up for it. They’re pretty intense games, so I just want to get out there and play hard.”

The 71-year-old Jackson will have knee surgery Tuesday after tripping and falling during a walk Monday morning.

The Yankees said Jackson, an instructor at spring training, was in “good spirits.”

Jackson hit 563 career home runs, including 144 with the Yankees from 1977-81. He connected for three homers on three pitches in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series as the Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win their first title since 1962.

Trump also went out of his way to single out several Houston players individually, including World Series MVP George Springer and American League MVP Jose Altuve. Trump acknowledged the “lights-out Cheap Custom Jerseys pitching” of trade deadline acquisition Justin Verlander, and also specifically lauded fellow hurlers Cheap Braves Jerseys Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton, and Brad Peacock for their performances last season.

NFL free agency rumors: QB Sam Bradford to sign with Cardinals

With primary target Kirk Cousins off the market, the Cardinals moved to Plan B — as in Bradford at quarterback.

Sam Bradford will sign with Arizona when the new league year begins Wednesday, ESPN.com reported, citing an unidentified source.

Because of the knee injury, Bradford wasn’t even able to return to practice until January but surely will have to pass a physical, if he hasn’t already, for the Cardinals.

In 80 NFL games since 2010 with the Rams, Eagles and Vikings, Bradford has completed 1,805 of 2,887 passes (62.5 percent) for 19,049 and 101 touchdowns with 57 interceptions. He missed all of the 2014 season with a knee injury.

The con of getting Butler would be more limited funds to upgrade the offense in free agency. Going a little lower here, the Rams’ Trumaine Johnson and the Redskins’ Bashaud Breeland are two solid options for the Bears’ scheme. The Bills’ E.J. Gaines and the Giants’ Ross Cockrell are sleepers to watch should they hit the market.

The Bears might not go big at corner because the offensive needs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t afford to go back home with little to nothing in free agency.

The venerable Packers wide receiver is the most notable, shocking cut so far, trumping the Dolphins’ decision to part ways with Ndamukong Suh. Rodgers moves on with recently extended Davante Adams and Graham as his go-to guys, but it’s sad to see Nelson leave.

Rodgers should be looking at all these QB contracts, led by those of Garoppolo and Cousins, and knowing he’ll get his relative discount contract double-checked again by the Packers. Martin, the best Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys guard in the league, becomes a free agent in 2019. After what Norwell got, Martin should already hear all that cha-chinging coming out of Jerry Jones’ cash register.

Landry is the game’s ultimate high-volume possession receiver. He’s more of a reliable Cheap Baseball Jerseys extension of a running game and short-area scorer than he is a gamebreaker, but he’s very good in his niche role.

Karlsson scores in overtime, Senators beat Stars 3-2

Craig Anderson was in good spirits after Erik Karlsson’s goal 2:19 into overtime lifted the Ottawa Senators over the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime on Monday night.

Anderson, who made 31 saves, spoke tongue-in-cheek about 3-on-3 play in OT and even threw in a Scandinavian pun.

“I think 3-on-3 is one of our strong suits. Maybe we should try to take coinciding penalties throughout the game and get 3-on-3 going in the regular game.

“(Karlsson) has the breakaway speed, finds a way to finish even though he’s Swedish.”

The Flyers, anything but a sure bet to make the playoffs let alone finish first in their division, got Wayne Simmonds back Wednesday after a seven-game injury absence, but still fell and have allowed 20 goals in the four losses.

The Flyers went 0-for-5 on the power play and have one goal on their last 19 chances.

After stopping Pominville’s one-timer from the left circle, Andersen was knocked off balance from behind by Larsson, who was skating through the crease. Larsson then corralled the rebound and swept it under Andersen.

Babcock challenged the call by saying Larsson first collided with Andersen while the two were in the crease.

“What they told me is he was interfered with outside the paint, which is not true and that, tonight, was goalie interference no matter what way you look at it,” Babcock said.

Toronto has matched its longest skid of the season, which comes after the Leafs enjoyed a 13-2 run.

“The bottom line is you’ve got to get it turned around. We can’t continue to lose hockey games,” Babcock said.

“There’s still time left and games left,” Smith said. “I think we’re a good team. It’s time now to put all the chips in, and we need every guy working on all cylinders here.”

With a 23-16-6 record, Smith has provided the Flames much-needed stability in net after Cheap Baseball Jerseys China being acquired in a trade with Arizona in June. His 2.53 goals-against average ranks 12th and 0.921 save percentage is ninth Cheap Authentic Jerseys among goalies with 30 or more games played.

How did your interactions with individual players unfold?

“The question is how do you minimize it? There’s nothing new about that. Every state in the country has laws against murder and rape and robbery and burglary. Nobody expects Basketball Jerseys For Sale all of those crimes to end tomorrow because we punish them in an effort to punish the offenders and deter others. It’s a constant management problem of the ongoing human problem.”

GM: “It’s an important issue, and it should be considered. It clearly had an effect on performance. There can be absolutely no doubt about that. How each voter chooses to consider it — what standard you use and how much weight you give to it — that’s a matter of your individual conscience. I would not presume to tell you about that.

You mentioned the Players Association’s stance at the time.

GM: “Every single player named in our report received and declined an opportunity to meet with me. I offered every player. I was bound by the rules of the Players Association, so I did it through [them] in writing. I wrote those letters, and I listed the names I wanted to talk to, and they wrote back and said, ‘They all say no.’ I offered to have them come in. I told them they could bring a lawyer, and I would show them all of the evidence I had and give them a chance to rebut it, and I would take that into account whether to name them in the report. With one exception, every single player declined to be interviewed.

The Mitchell Report brought Roger Clemens in front of Congress. Should it also be used to help keep him out of the Hall of Fame? CQ Roll Call/AP Photos
“Roger Clemens recently made a public statement that he wanted to meet with me but that I wouldn’t meet with him, which is an absolutely, completely false statement. The Players Association has the letters.

“I know I’ll be better from this. I know I’ll be a better quarterback, teammate, person and player from this, and I’m excited for the future.” On Sunday, multiple reports indicated that Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal he has been told to rest his shoulder for a few months.

If the team is to have any hope of getting him back at the end of the season, it needs to be in playoff contention.

The Jaguars won’t have much success in base two-wide packages. Patriots cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler will make it hard for Dede Westbrook and Marqise Lee to separate. Other than a deep shot off play-action to Keelan Cole late in the game against Pittsburgh, Jacksonville kept it simple for Bortles with a ton of bootlegs and screens. New England will be in business, however, if it Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids can force third-and-long situations.

The Vikings have been winning with Case Keenum at QB. But they have some interesting decisions to make, with Teddy Bridgewater perhaps on the verge of being returned to the active roster and Sam Bradford still sidelined by knee problems. The Vikings play five of their remaining eight games on the road.

New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty battled through a chest injury to return to face the Patriots in Week 16, but was taken to the locker room after suffering an injury while making a tackle following a Patriots’ fumble recovery. Ryan Fitzpatrick took over for the Jets and continued their downward spiral, ultimately falling to the Patriots 41-3.

With that being said, the Patriots do have a weakness: Their run defense. The Patriots wrapped up the regular season allowing 4.7 yards per carry. Only one team, the Chargers, were worse. So, the Patriots own the worst run defense in the playoffs.

Pittsburgh was far from done, however. On the ensuing drive the Steelers again faced fourth down, this time in a clear passing situation. Roethlisberger again opted to take a shot down field, connecting with Brown for another TD to pull Pittsburgh back to a seven-point deficit.

Sure, Alabama just won the national title, but with Clemson unexpectedly returning several potential first-round picks to its dominant defensive line, the Tigers overtake the Tide for the top spot in our rankings.

Hundley twice hit Davante Adams, who left on a stretcher the last time the Packers played the Chicago Bears, once for a touchdown on a Rodgers-esque pass and another time on a third-down conversion pass that Adams hauled in with one arm. The 23-16 win moved the Packers to 5-4 and marked Cheap College Basketball Jerseys their first win since Rodgers broke his collarbone Oct. 15.

The Saints marched into the divisional playoffs after getting a strong season from their staff.

Shurmur enters to take over the offense and the team from Ben McAdoo and Mike Sullivan, who became the Broncos’ quarterbacks coch. Steve Spagnuolo, after being interviewed for the head-coaching position, had a chance to stay with the new hire, but it appears Bettcher, the former Cardinals DC, will get the nod.

Fired OC John Morton was rumored to be heading to the Raiders with Gruden Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China before a breakup with Bowles. It looks like the Jets want to go away from the Air Coryell in preparation for a new franchise QB. Bates, the former QB coach, was the leading candidate to be promoted with a rookie franchise QB in mind.

Ebersol admitted to his old friend Berman that he didnn’t want his new pregame competing with “Primetime” for viewers. With NBC glomming exclusive Sunday Night highlight rights, ESPN was forced to surrender its Sunday night powerhouse. The “Primetime” name survived in a truncated form, on other days, at other times. But it was never the same.

Despite landing “Monday Night Football” in return during that fateful negotiation, Berman called ESPN losing “Primetime” a “f—up of the tenth magnitude” in James Andrew Miller’s book, “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.” Berman and Jackson continued their on-air partnership on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” pregame show. But Jackson retired from TV in 2016. A semi-retired Berman turned over his “Countdown” chair to Samantha Ponder in 2017. Berman had hosted the show for 31 years, an eternity in TV time.

The Jaguars got to the playoffs by riding their top-ranked (by DVOA) defense. They advanced past the Bills on Wild-Card Weekend by leaning on that defense once again. At some point in the middle of that 10-3 win, Bortles himself realized that relying on his right arm could only lead to trouble in a low-scoring contest. So, instead of throwing the ball, Bortles didn’t. He chose to use his legs Cheap Barcelona Jerseys and not mess up the nearly perfect game the defense was pitching.

Some MVP seasons are marked by games or plays that remain poignant in the minds of voters.

The Associated Press panel of 50 voters (including myself) has always rewarded the player throwing the football rather than those who catch those passes. Quarterbacks have captured nine of the past 10 MVP honors with the lone exception being then-Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson in 2012.

DeMar DeRozan was absolutely unstoppable in the Raptors’ 131-127 overtime win over the Bucks Monday night. He set a new career-high of 52 points, also known as one-point more than Vince Carter’s longstanding (and Terrence Ross’) Raptors’ scoring record.

Eric Bledsoe had his best game since being traded to Milwaukee, going off for 29 points (on 9-of-15 shooting), seven rebounds, and four steals. And Khris Middleton, Thon Maker, Malcolm Brogdon, and John Henson each scored in double digits, combining for 59 points.

But DeRozan had help from Kyle Lowry (26 points, six rebounds, six assists) with eight other Raptors scoring four or more points. In the end, it came down to overtime, and DeRozan’s Raptors outlasted the Bucks.

The summer was chaotic and difficult, and at times agonizing, he said. There was a black cloud over it. Being back at practice now you realize, wow, this is fun again. This is why I’m doing this.

David Hixon, the two-time national championship coach at Amherst College, remembers Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply the first time he saw Koby Altman a decade ago.

His suit was a Division I coaching suit, Hixon said. It wasn’t a Division III guy. It was a nice suit.

When he came into my office, I could tell that he had an edge. That he had a NBA Basketball Jerseys competitive edge about him, which I really liked. … I knew we had a good one and we also wouldn’t keep him.

History isn’t kind to NFL head coaches whose teams regressed record-wise in their second season on the job.

Even so, Tampa Bay would be wise to give Dirk Koetter the chance to try to buck those odds in 2018. Admittedly, the likelihood of that happening seems unlikely. The decision may even already be made.

Not only are the Buccaneers (4-11) concluding their 10th straight season without a playoff appearance, Tampa Bay’s ownership has declined to publically indicate whether Koetter or general manager Jason Licht will be back.

Multiple sources tell ESPN that the league investigation found no evidence of tampering as it relates to Brian Shaw and Paul George. The league investigated their relationship this summer.

With a 127-110 win at home over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, the Cavaliers broke a three-game SU losing streak and a five-game ATS losing streak.

Isaiah Thomas looked sharp in his Cleveland debut scoring 17 points in 19 minutes of play off of the bench. The former Celtic is not expected to be in action against his old team on Wednesday night as the Cavaliers look to ease him back into game action slowly as he recovers from his hip injury.

The Cavaliers are just 1-5 SU and ATS over their last six road games per the OddsShark NBA Database. Wednesday night’s game in Boston marks the start of a five-game road trip for Cleveland.

While Cleveland will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back and traveling to Boston overnight, the Celtics should be well-rested after having two days off in between home games.

They’ve won two straight over the Bucs and Bears, they get the Bengals now and they finish with the Packers. It’s going to have to be Matthew Stafford or bust. He’s third in the NFL in yardage; his team is second to last in rushing yards. Of course, the Bengals look like a team mailing it in the last two weeks (losses by a combined 67-14, ever since the headhunt-fest against the Steelers). The Lions might just need to show up.

The Chiefs are 2-1 and averaging 29 points a game since Andy Reid gave up play-calling duties to coordinator Matt Nagy. They appear back on track and in Wholesale NBA Jerseys control of the AFC West race. The Dolphins threw away all the momentum they’d gained from beating the Patriots by losing to the Bills, and by Jay Cutler throwing a hideous interception to Basketball Jerseys For Sale clinch it. The Chiefs are another team unlikely to flinch now that their goal is in clear sight.

McNeil said he has received commitments from people who will fly in from as far away as California.

The 49ers have been red-hot, winning four straight with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. As the Rams(11-4), who already have clinched the NFC West, will rest several starters, we Cheap Basketball Jerseys could see the same type of offensive display we saw in Week 3, when the Rams held on for a 41-39 victory at Levi’s Stadium.

There is one playoff remaining spot available in the NFC, and it will belong to the Falcons (9-6) if they beat the Panthers (11-4) in Atlanta on Sunday. The Falcons failed to clinch a playoff berth last week with a loss to the Saints, a defeat that also cost the Falcons a shot at winning the NFC South. While the Falcons will be home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, they’ll be facing a Panthers team that still has a shot at a division title and first-round bye.

Anyone who wants to be involved can march, but they have to register.

Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin — Fumagalli had three catches for 31 yards, but more importantly Wisconsin took home a 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. Fumagalli also helped lead a blocking attack that aided Jonathan Taylor in breaking Adrian Peterson’s freshman rushing record.

What I like most about him is he has a chip on his shoulder for life, he said. That’s just who he is. When a guy’s got a chip on his shoulder for life, he ain’t going to — he’s never going to not work hard. Not going to never give it his all. Not going to never disappoint you. Now basketball, you miss shots and things of that nature, and we’re not worried about that. You make turnovers, all of that, that’s not what I’m saying, but a guy like that — he’s going to always put in the work. And when you put in the work the game is going to always give back to you.

Making sure his night included a little of everything, Thomas was also whistled for a technical foul for arguing a non-call with a referee in the first half. It was actually his second technical foul of the season — he picked one up while wearing street clothes when the Cavs played the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in November.

Thomas didn’t check back in until late in the third quarter, and his first shot Wholesale Jerseys Paypal hit the underside of the rim. But on the next possession, he found himself open in the corner and hit a 3-pointer to extend the Cavs’ streak of hitting 10 3s or more as a team to a franchise-record 26th straight game.