the Royals’ Eric Hosmer overtook Yonder Alonso of the A’s at first base

Nothing is guaranteed this year, still, even with this haul. Lightning could strike along the way. It would have to be literal lightning, though, because this is the team that won it all after four games without Tom Brady, and 11 (including the postseason) without Rob Gronkowki.

These guys looked Super in March, and they look even more Super in Cheap Jerseys Coupon Code June. It could be all over long before February. But, is this “bad” for the league?

While rookies Yankees slugger Aaron Judge continues to lead all AL vote-getters, the Astros double-play combo of second baseman Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa continue to lead at their positions, while Houston outfielder George Springer holds down the third outfield spot, 175,697 votes ahead of the Indians’ Michael Brantley.

In the only change from last week, the Royals’ Eric Hosmer overtook Yonder Alonso of the A’s at first base, the most closely contested position as time winds down. Hosmer holds just over a 40,000-vote edge on Alonso.

There’s nothing more embarrassing than trying to catch a fly ball with one hand and dropping the ball. Well, maybe one thing is just as embarrassing. Just ask Khris Davis.

Red Sox (38-30) at Astros (46-23), 8:15 p.m. ET — The Red Sox Cheap Jerseys Kids and the Astros will face off in the rubber match of their series Sunday night on ESPN. David Price will try to stifle an Astros offense that scored six runs in the first three innings of a 7-1 win Saturday night. In the meantime Joe Musgrove will have his hands full with a Red Sox lineup that is more than capable of putting up crooked numbers early.

Jake Arrieta once again fails to get out of fifth inning in Cubs loss

Jake Arrieta’s mechanics have been spotty at best this season. While it may be no excuse that his thumb hurts at the moment, the Cubs need to seriously figure out how to Cheap Islanders Jerseys fix their ace’s throwing motion if they want to make another run in the postseason.

If he wants to keep playing baseball and have a chance at moving up, we have one suggestion. Quit this whole outfielder thing. It’s time to devote yourself to pitching, but not just any pitching: It’s time for Tim Tebow to become a knuckleballer.

You might ask: What evidence is there that Tebow can throw a knuckler, the most unpredictable pitch there is? And I would counter: Have you ever seen Tim Tebow throw a football?

Instead, Colby Woodmansee — who started the inning by drawing a walk — came up for the second time in the frame. He saw three pitches, all strikes, and was sent back to the dugout without swinging at any of them. The game was over. Tebow didn’t get the chance to play hero in the state where playing hero was his bread-and-butter back in his college days with the Florida Gators. The fans’ request was not granted.

Well, the request was not granted on that day.

Big-picture, though? The Mets are clearly operating with a fan-oriented set of priorities when it comes to Tebow. Fans can’t get enough of Tebow the baseball player, a truth that’s evident when you look at attendance figures for the Fireflies and the other teams in the South Atlantic League who have benefited Cheap Jerseys Baseball from the Tebow bump.

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“To me it’s about quality and not the quantity,” Marshall explained. “I wouldn’t say I have the most jerseys, but I think my lineup is a hall-of-fame lineup. I have great guys like Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson, Randy Moss, Adam Vinatieri, got some kickers in Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys there, some linemen, Joe Thomas. Then I got some great teammates; Jason Taylor, Ricky Williams, Rod Smith … I can go on and on and on. So I got a little mix of everything. I also collect any UCF guys who made it to the league, I collect their jerseys.”

According to Marshall — and most players would agree — there are rules to the jersey-swapping game in the NFL. Currency is earned, as only established players should be able to ask for jerseys.

“I feel like if you’re not ballin’, you just need to swap with your friends,” Marshall said.

Sheldon Richardson flips a table and punches Quincy Enunwa after being charged $1,200 to stay at Marvin Gardens? Looks like he’ll miss a chunk of the season. An errant Christian Hackenberg roll flies over the table and inadvertently hits Jamal Adams in the eye? Better send him to the IR, just in case. Leonard Williams‘ insistence on buying all the railroads sends Matt Forte into a fury-induced Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada early retirement? That’s gonna leave New York real thin at tailback.

Monopoly would turn the New York locker room into the seventh circle of hell, but it would also give head coach Todd Bowles the losing season he’s destined for with the kind of caveats that could save his job and present a brighter 2018. After all, the game was enough to tear apart the Soprano family, and the Jets are nowhere near as successful. — Christian D’Andrea

NBA Draft 2017 winners and losers: T-wolves fleece Bulls for Jimmy Butler, Lakers looking up

It’s never too early to dissect the new crop of NBA rookies.

With the 2017 NBA Draft coming to a close, plenty Cheap Jerseys Custom of discussion topics emerged around the league.

Nolan Arenado hasn’t quite matched his production from the past few seasons, but even his “struggles” are better than most. Charlie Blackmon is once again putting together an impressive campaign. He’s on pace to set career highs in BA, HR, and RBI. Perhaps the biggest boost to Colorado’s lineup has been the bat of Mark Reynolds. He’s gone from an afterthought prior to the season to one of the team’s most productive hitters (.300/.382/561). Ian Desmond and Trevor Story haven’t lived up to expectations yet, but if they elevate their play in the coming months that would give Colorado a daunting lineup.

Solid offensive production is expected in Colorado, but little is ever expected of the team’s starting pitching. Jon Gray was likely to provide solid innings if he was healthy, but outside of his spot there were plenty of question marks. Three rookies (Kyle Freeland, Antonio Senzatela, and German Marquez) have more than answered those questions, and they’ve provided the Rockies with surprising performances up to this point. Freeland has been the most impressive member of that group. He’s gone 7-4 with a 3.57 ERA over 13 starts.

Not only has the rotation been productive, but the Rockies are benefiting from a much-improved bullpen. Colorado rolled the dice on Greg Holland prior to the season, and he’s responded by providing 23 saves with a 1.09 ERA. Jake McGee, Adam Ottavino, and Chris Rusin are also worthy of attention as dependable late-inning options for the Rockies.

Jim Caldwell: ‘Important’ for Lions to repair relationship with Calvin Johnson

Jim Caldwell does not want Calvin Johnson to remain disgruntled with the Lions organization.

The Lions coach said Wednesday he hopes the team can repair its relationship with the franchise’s all-time leading receiver. Caldwell wants Lions alumni at team events and hopes to include Johnson for future events.

“Our practices are open to all of our alumni. They can come any time, any day,” Caldwell told reporters. “I think you can see from the Taste of the Lions that a lot of the guys still come back and participate. Lomas Brown is always around doing something for us or helping us out with something. Barry (Sanders) was here during the Taste of the Lions. Billy Sims was here.

“There’s so many of the guys that have been such an important part of the organization were involved. That is important to us.”

Caldwell said team owner Martha Ford, president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn are all “concerned” about a possible rift between Johnson and the Lions.

Should Murray suffer an injury, Cook would be a prime candidate to handle a heavy workload. He could develop into a three-down back at some point during the season.

Jerick McKinnon is also on the roster, but Cheap Jerseys From China NBA he did not take advantage of his opportunity last season when he averaged just 3.4 yards per carry.

Last year, Elliott was a sure-fire first-round pick in Cheap Jerseys MLB fantasy drafts because he was virtually assured a huge workload behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Cook does not have the same upside heading into the season, but he could payoff for a fantasy owner willing to gamble on a rookie with explosive talent.

Tony Romo dubbed ‘the next John Madden’ ahead of CBS broadcasting debut

With Jay Cutler having moved on to the broadcast booth, Kaepernick holds the mantle as the most expensive player without an NFL home, surprising even given the off-field considerations we knew would follow him.

Logic says Kaepernick should get a similar look as the one the Browns gave Robert Griffin III last year, but that hasn’t happened. The ship probably has sailed on starting jobs for Kaepernick, as neither the Browns nor Texans have shown interest, but at least one team should be looking to add him for a few million.

There’s no reason contending teams with bad backup situations (Dallas, Seattle, etc.), teams with aging QBs and no solution (Arizona) or teams with starters who generally miss time (Pittsburgh) should not reach out. Kaepernick should get a chance before the summer, but the odds grow less certain with each passing week.

Tony Romo retired from the NFL this year for an opportunity to start a career in the broadcast booth.

Before he begins calling NFL games for CBS, the former Cowboys quarterback will debut on the network’s broadcast of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Golf Club, a PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Texas.

“I think he is going to be great. I think we have the next John Madden on our hands,” CBS sports producer Lance Barrow said of Romo, via GolfChannel.com.

Romo is no stranger to golf. The Pro Cheap Infant Jerseys Bowl quarterback is also a scratch golfer who has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open on multiple occasions, including this year.

Romo will be seated alongside Jim Nantz and Cheap Jerseys Bing Nick Faldo as a commentator on the 18th green for the tournament.

Andrew Hawkins passed up ‘double the compensation’ elsewhere to join Patriots

Former Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins revealed Wednesday that he signed with the Patriots after passing up on deals from other teams that “were probably double the Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys compensation.”

“It’s all about winning for me at this point, and putting myself in the best position to do so,” he said on Uninterrupted. “I have my work cut out for me, it’s an opportunity, and that’s how I’m approaching it: Go in there, seeing how I stack up with the best, and try to earn my keep and prove my worth. Hopefully I can be a part of something special and kind of join that Patriots legacy.”

The scene features “him” working out with other Patriots receivers.

Hawkins started his career for the Bengals and has played his last three seasons with the Browns. He has shown talent as a slot receiver in the past with his best year being in 2014 when he caught 63 passes for 824 yards. His stats may not have been spectacular, but Hawkins meant a lot to the Browns, as evidenced by the kind words Hue Jackson said in a statement after his release this offseason.

Since we broke down Kaepernick’s final six routes to such employment in late March, we’ve had the 2017 NFL draft and several more waves of free agency. File Fitzpatrick under Blaine Gabbert, who got a one-year deal from the Cardinals last week.

That leaves the Seahawks as the only NFL team that didn’t make a move for a QB, and still also has an issue at QB. Undrafted second-year man Treyvone Boykin, with his two-arrest offseason, remains the No. 2 to Russell Wilson.

The Browns have a litany of quarterback options, and none of them are great.

“I expected everything that you guys wrote,” Jackson said. “I watched everything you guys wrote about what he was and what he wasn’t. I mean, I heard it from everywhere, too. I think the guy, since he’s been here, he’s been outstanding. I think you guys know me. I don’t judge people by what everybody else says. I kind of judge them by what I see.

“But everybody has a reputation before them, so his was a little bit different. He’s not any of that that we saw here. The guy’s been outstanding in our building, and I think that’s what’s most important.”

The Browns have a litany of quarterback options, and none of them are great. It is assumed that Cody Kessler will start until this year’s second-round pick DeShone Kizer is groomed into the starting role. The team also has former Stanford star Kevin Hogan.

Osweiler has the most experience — little of it is good — out of those options. If he can show some arm strength and increased accuracy in training camp, the Browns may have found an unlikely steal to finally solidify their rotating door at quarterback.

Now there’s an issue of whether the league will punish the Patriots. As you may Cheap Eagles Jerseys have seen during this offseason with the Richard Sherman fiasco, it’s against league rules for teams to hide injuries. The question here is whether the Patriots noticed the concussion symptoms from Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys Brady, or whether the quarterback hid them from team doctors.

In any case, expect the Patriots to be surrounded in controversy (again) thanks to Bundchen’s admission.

Manny Machado hits ball out of Fenway Park, takes leisurely stroll around the bases

Revenge is a dish best served with ridiculous exit velocity.

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who has been targeted by Red Sox pitchers on more than one occasion over the past few weeks, exacted payback with a mammoth home run Thursday night at Fenway Park.

The home run traveled an estimated 466 feet, which is good for Machado’s second-longest home run of the season. His longest was a 470-foot blast to dead center field at Yankee Stadium. Thursday’s dinger exited his bat at 113.6 mph.

Not only did Machado announce his presence with authority, but he mimicked former Red Sox great David Ortiz with a leisurely stroll around the bags. Statcast marked the trot at 29.8 seconds.

Machado’s bomb was good for three runs, and the Orioles tacked on a few more Cheap NFL Jerseys USA in an 8-3 win.

Scherzer’s absence leaves Chris Archer and Marcus Stroman as the top starting options for Team USA.

Fulms was part of something special in college. His Vanderbilt squad won the 2014 College World Series, and Fulmer started the winner-take-all championship game against Virginia — he struck out five in 5 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits and two runs (one unearned). Vanderbilt made it back to the CWS final again in 2015, but that time Virginia took home the title.
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Doug Free retires, Cowboys’ offensive line takes another hit

The Cowboys offensive line that made rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott look so good last season has just lost another starter.

Starting right tackle Doug Free is expected to announce his retirement after 10 seasons, according to ESPN.

Coupled with the loss of guard Ronald Leary to Denver in free agency Friday, the Cowboys have a few of holes to fill on the OL.

Free, 33, had started all but five games for Dallas since the 2010 season. He struggled in 2016, yielding eight sacks, but the Cowboys will still miss his veteran presence.

The retirement caught the Cowboys by surprise. Coach Jason Garrett had said at the NFL Scouting Combine they didn’t expect him to be leaving the game.

“He, like all the players, they wanted to get away for a little while then get themselves recharged and come back to work,” Garrett said, via NFL.com. “I don’t anticipate anything other than that.”

Guard La’El Collins is one option to move over to Free’s Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal old position.

The Altuve-Correa combo is pretty amazing, isn’t it? Altuve won the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year award (he hit .338 with 24 homers and 30 stolen bases) and Correa produced a 5.9 WAR, 20 homers, 96 RBIs and 36 doubles in his age-21 season. That’s just silly. After a slow start in the bigs (2 for 38), Bregman hit .313 in his final 39 games of 2016 and showed why the Astros were so excited to land him with the second overall pick of the 2015 MLB Draft out of LSU. Gurriel was a legend on the Cuba national baseball team, and he’ll get the chance to prove he can be an MLB star, too. If he falters, Houston has options (Marwin Gonzalez and A.J. Reed). But if Gurriel is as good as the Astros hope and Bregman contends for the AL Rookie of the Year, this could be baseball’s best. Even with the uncertainty, they’re top five.
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