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Jim Kelly having follow-up surgery today

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is having a follow-up surgery today, as part of his ongoing battle against cancer.
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Kelly’s wife provided the update via social media, and said if everything went well, they could be home by the weekend.

The 58-year-old Kelly was discharged from the hospital in April and returned to Miles Killebrew Jersey Buffalo.

He was diagnosed with cancer in his jaw in 2013, and has gone through a number of procedures. But he’s also been a presence around the Bills as well, attending minicamp and meeting with first-round pick Josh Allen.

The Islanders have used their off-season to begin taking the franchise in a different direction. GM Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight were relieved of their duties and Lamoriello was brought in. This past week he went out and replace Weight with Barry Trotz, who just won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals.

It definitely gets me amped up, Hurst said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. The Bengals, their best player was their three technique. That’s the focal point of their defense, and that’s what coach Guenther is used to getting, and what he has got his whole time in the Howie Morenz Womens Jersey NFL [with Atkins]. He drafted Geno, and it says something for him drafting me and P.J. [Hall, a second-round pick this year]. I think he expects a lot from us and expects us to fill that role he had with the Bengals.

Expecting Atkins-esque production from any rookie would be a mistake, but immediate positive impact of any kind from Hurst would be a good development for both the Oakland defense and Hurst’s chances of putting those health concerns behind him for good.

Wednesday’s schedule features one fewer game that its usual full slate, with the Diamondbacks and Angels receiving the day off. The Braves gain a designated hitter as they travel to Toronto. However, the Orioles (Nationals), Tigers (Reds) and Athletics (Padres) lose their DH in trips to National League parks.

Of course, one of these trips to the senior circuit stadium could help one of my favorite pitcher rentals.

The Browns are awfully confident (again) that they aren’t going to be terrible (again)

On Jan. 2, 2017, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson guaranteed the team would be better than they were after a 1-15 season in 2016.
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They were not.

The Browns became just the second team in NFL history to finish a season 0-16, and Jackson lived up to a promise he never really made by jumping into Lake Erie earlier this month.

If the Browns won 10 games in 2018 — well over the 4.5 over/under set Womens Harrison Phillips Jersey by oddsmakers — that’d probably get them in the playoffs. There are 10-6 teams that have missed the postseason in the past, but that’s usually a good enough record to earn a spot.

The only other team to go 0-16 — the 2008 Detroit Lions — only managed to get to 2-14 in 2009.

After increasing the talent level around Jones, however; the Falcons may just have the best group of pass-catchers in the league. According to The Ringer’s Danny Kelly, that’s exactly what the Falcons have. In his recent ranking of the top 10 pass-catching groups in the NFL, the Falcons emerge as the cream of the crop. Jones obviously plays a role in that, but it’s the team’s impressive depth that helped push Atlanta to the No. 1 spot.

The bigger issue is what happened in Indy this year. After being announced Carson Tinker Authentic Jersey as the Colts head coach and with a press conference scheduled to introduce him, McDaniels backed out after meeting with Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

It wasn’t a good look, even though McDaniels had only verbally agreed to take the job. In fact, McDaniels’ agent fired him as a client after things fell apart.

Many teams may be leery of pursuing McDaniels after what happened in Indianapolis, and he may have his sights set on succeeding Belichick. But all it takes is one team to say yes.

25 years later: Jose Canseco and the head-assisted home run

Jose Canseco is known for a few things — a 40-40 season, the forearm-bash celebration and, yes, steroids — but arguably his most memorable baseball moment was the time he really kept his head in the game.

That was May 26, 1993 — 25 years ago today — the time the Rangers outfielder took a ball off the noggin and helped the Indians’ Carlos Martinez boost his home run total.

Cam Bedrosian threw a perfect eighth in relief, and Blake Parker pitched a perfect ninth to earn his ninth save.

It’s been good to win and good to hold some leads and get a little momentum after a couple, I wouldn’t say bad outings, but a couple outings where I gave up some runs, Parker said. I just wanted to stay aggressive and continue to throw quality strikes. It was a big win. The bullpen, in particular, would like to keep coming in and shutting it down and carry that on into the road trip.

Asked about Upton’s leaping catch, Heaney said: It’s just what they do. It’s not abnormal. They do that all the time. You get numb to stuff that Simba (Andrelton Simmons) does over there. Valbuena has been playing great. We’ve got tons of guys who can make plays like that, so it’s great to have them behind me.

Despite not knowing the real cause of this aberration, the committee did recommend that MLB monitor the humidity at which baseballs are stored.

Let’s backtrack a bit, and talk about what has been up with the ball, and why storing the balls in a humidor will change the way the ball flies.

Telling was the fact that the rate of home runs per fly ball rose from 9.5 percent in 2014 to 13.7 percent in 2017 — a massive jump, and largely unrelated to the increase in rates of fly balls. The rise in HR/FB rate indicated that balls were coming off the bat harder than ever.

Fans, analysts, even Cy Young award winners weighed in on the notion that the ball was juiced — something physical about the state of the baseball was causing it to come off the bat with more energy, resulting in it flying faster. It’s a simple explanation for what has been happening with home runs.

The problem? According to MLB’s committee, a group of independent analysts, scientists and physicists, there is nothing identifiably different with baseballs today compared to baseballs before the 2015 All-Star break. The balls themselves are acting differently, but nothing about the composition of the balls has resulted in making them springier, according to the report.

Ramon Foster: Others have to give more if Le’Veon Bell reports late again

Running back Le’Veon Bell has engaged in a replay of last offseason since getting another franchise tag from the Steelers and that means he has yet to work with the team this offseason.
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Bell stayed away for all of training camp and the preseason before reporting ahead of the regular season opener in September. The offense scuffled in that game — an 18-16 win over the Browns — and again in an overtime loss to the Bears in Week 3 in experiences that guard Ramon Foster said left the team with a lesson about not expecting the running back to do it all right off the bat.

The former No. 1-overall draft pick has yet to be on the winning end of an NFL game, as the Browns went Womens Cyrus Jones Jersey 0-16 in his rookie year. That didn’t stop him from blasting Kevin Durant for taking the easy way out in a radio appearance Thursday.

With KD, you just stick him in and he scores, Garrett said on The Ken Carmen Show with Anthony Lima and 92.3 The Fan, via You already knew what they had. They were 73-9 before and you put the second-best player in the world on an all-time great team and of course you’re going to have success, pretty easy success. Anyone can pull an off night and they can still find a way to win.

Although neither the NFL nor the NFLPA responded to inquiries aimed at determining whether the Edelman case will prompt an investigation regarding reports from ESPN and NFL Network about Edelman’s looming suspension (which could be completely wiped off the books if the appeal succeeds), a league source explained to PFT that the union is waiting for the right opportunity to push the issue.

In the end, the player must be willing to create a potential mess for his own team, with coaches and executives potentially forced to endure an examination of their email accounts, phones, etc. Because that’s precisely what would happen if, for example, Edelman requests an investigation that would explore who within the Patriots organization, the league office, or the NFLPA separately told Field Yates and Adam Schefter of ESPN about the looming PED suspension, and who confirmed that information to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network.

Edelman has yet to make Dell Curry Youth Jersey that request, but he could. If not him, maybe at some point someone will. Unless and until that happens — and unless and until an investigation results in those who breach confidentiality being caught — it will continue.

Nick Swisher homers in debut at Yankees’ 72nd Old-Timers’ Day

Nick Swisher made his first Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium a memorable one
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The former Yankees outfielder lined a three-run home run into the right-field seats on Sunday, and, despite throwing lefty, started the game at third base. Swisher was one of five players making their Old-Timers’ Day debuts, along with Jason Giambi, Aaron Boone, Andy Pettitte and Dion James.

Giambi didn’t specify the position for which the Tedric Thompson Womens Jersey Yankees might have considered him. He Womens Trent Taylor Jersey also didn’t say who contacted him.

A source said the team didn’t reach out to the former first baseman regarding the manager search that eventually led to Aaron Boone taking over, but that it might have regarding a job working with hitters.

But online betting won’t be available for the first 30 days — something Francesa criticized Murphy for on his radio show Monday.

Murphy said the reason is simple.

That’s to make sure we get the online piece of this exactly right in working with the enforcement side of this, the governor told Francesa on Tuesday.

Murphy added that Monmouth Park and the Borgata invested money to be first in line.

They happen to be more ready to go than the other places, the governor said.

Things unraveled for Gray in the fourth. After two quick outs, he walked Daniel Murphy and let Matt Adams club a double. That set things up for Soto’s first bomb. Soto crushed a 1-0, 95-mph fastball that Gray hung middle-outside.

We were in New York City where the media was and we were the ones that were magnified because there were a lot of cities we’d go out to and we’d end up partying with other players on other teams. It wasn’t just the New York Mets. We were in (the) sports media capital of the world in New York and we didn’t care. We did what we wanted to, but the one thing we did was when we went on the field it was all business.

Cowboys’ David Irving gets four-game substance abuse suspension for second straight season

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving was suspended for four games Friday for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, the second straight year the pass rusher is facing a ban to start the season.
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The latest suspension comes as defensive end Randy Gregory awaits word on his bid for reinstatement. Gregory was suspended all of last season over multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy. He met with Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York this week.

Between Irving, Gregory, DeMarcus Lawrence and former Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, the Cowboys are set to start the season with at least one suspended defensive lineman for the fourth straight season.

Irving signed a second-round tender worth $2.9 million as a restricted free agent and is set to be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The Cowboys signed him off Kansas City’s practice squad in 2015.

On Friday, Loaisiga — the Yankees’ No. 12 overall prospect, according to — will make his major-league debut.

Super excited, he said. This is a great opportunity the Yankees are giving me. I’m very excited. Very thankful for that and thank god.

Tank (Edwin Lopez) at Rutgers, Kelvin (Harmon) at N.C. State, and Everette (Wormley) at Rutgers, he mentioned proudly.

Diggs pegs Texas A&M and Clemson as schools that could offer next as they’ve been in contact over the past few weeks.

Penn State was Diggs’ dream school growing up and he secured that offer Craig Robertson Jersey earlier this summer during a trek to campus.

That was like a household favorite in my house, he said. Penn State everything. What I liked about Penn State growing up; I went to a game when I was little and I was impressed by the fanbase. It was crazy.

So it was good when I got the offer. I was really happy because everybody in the house was excited that I got that offer, he said.

Diggs runs track and used to play basketball, but Authentic Martin Brodeur Jersey is putting basketball down to focus on the other two.

Josh Gordon: Browns ‘already’ have best receiving corps in NFL

The Cleveland Browns went 0-16 last year and are 1-31 over their past two seasons, but a pair of players are confident they have the NFL’s top group in at least one position.

Gordon’s contention makes for an interesting debate, though the Browns would face competition from teams like the Falcons (Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, rookie Calvin Ridley) and Steelers (Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, rookie James Washington), for that honor.

The Browns also need to determine their quarterback hierarchy, though the team has stressed that veteran Tyrod Taylor would open the season as the starter over Mayfield.

Still, for Cleveland’s receiving corps to compete with the league’s top units, the heaviest burden will most likely fall on the shoulder of Gordon to return to his previous levels of production.

I plan on exceeding those expectations, Gordon said. Exceeding those goals and everything that I’ve done in the past and just building upon it. More than anything, I really just want to win. Whatever it takes for me to get some wins and do my part, where I leave no doubt, no question in anybody’s mind that Josh did everything that he could do to try to get us a win, then I can walk away with whatever the stat line is.

OK, I’m not saying Camp Patricia is battened down tightly, few clues given, few comparisons offered. I’m just saying some of the automated answers make you wonder if the Lions developed a football version of Siri. Even their most-loquacious players aren’t saying much about the past regime, or the new regime, or what’s different. But, oh, it’s different.

Patricia and GM Bob Quinn are reluctant to tout the Patriot Way here, as they carve their own path.

But all the signs are showing up, from the no-nonsense practices, to the occasional stern outbursts from Patricia on the field, to the reluctance by anybody to say anything.

How the Big Apple has treated its two rookie managers

As Mickey Callaway’s Mets meet Aaron Boone’s Yanks in Queens, both skippers have seen their share of back-page headlines for better and worse.
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While Boone waits to see what Saturday’s tests reveal, he’s hopeful Tanaka won’t be forced to miss his next start. The manager also knows it’s entirely possible the injury could make that happen. Boone said he wouldn’t be surprised either way.

It was shallow, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to go or not, Tanaka said through an interpreter. But our third-base coach kind of shouted, ‘Tag up!’ So that’s what I did.

As Tanaka sprinted, Bruce’s throw was a little wide of home, causing catcher Devin Mesoraco to vacate the plate just long enough for Tanaka to score without sliding for his first major league run.

As he walked back to the Yankees’ dugout, Tanaka eased in gingerly. A half-inning later, he was replaced in the field by reliever Jonathan Holder.

Not a single Eagles player sat or kneeled during the national anthem during the 2017 season, but that didn’t stop Fox News from using photos of players kneeling on the field in prayer. The network used the images to illustrate the story of president Donald Trump’s decision to ban the Super Bowl champions from visiting the White House.

This can’t be serious, said Ertz. Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being Ed Davis Jersey used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this.

Defensive end Chris Long, who donated his entire salary to charity last season, tweeted that Fox News should make an on-air apology:

Safety Malcolm Jenkins also offered this statement about the situation:

On Monday night, Trump decided to uninvite the team from Bartolo Colon Jersey the White House because several members weren’t planning to attend Tuesday’s ceremony.

Watch: 49ers remember Dwight Clark’s ‘The Catch’

Dwight Clark, who died Monday at age 61 after a battle with ALS, won two Super Bowl rings with the 49ers, but he’ll always be best remembered for The Play, the leaping, six-yard TD reception that beat the Cowboys in the 1982 NFC championship game.
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Tuesday, the 49ers tweeted out a short documentary video on the magical moment in NFL history. The team produced the video for Dwight Clark Day last October at Levi’s Stadium, but Vin Scully’s smooth narration gives it a timeless appeal, and it takes on new meaning in the Derek MacKenzie Authentic Jersey wake of Clark’s death.

On January 10, 1982, a play launched a dynasty, and became an indelible, galvanizing image, Scully notes. On that day, like a photograph, a moment in time was captured …

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs pitches on Saturday afternoon. Skaggs (4-4, 3.27 ERA), who has surrendered two runs or fewer in nine of his 12 starts, took a no-decision against the Twins on May 11 after giving up two runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.

Twins: RHP Kyle Gibson takes the mound in the middle game of the series. Gibson (1-3, 3.54 ERA), who hasn’t won in 12 turns since throwing six no-hit innings in his season debut on March 31, gave up two runs on three hits and four walks with six strikeouts in six innings of a no-decision against the Angels on May 12.Harper hits 19th homer and Nats hold off Giants 7-5

Rangers: RHP Doug Fister went on the DL because of a right knee strain. He left his start Friday after throwing one pitch in the sixth inning. Banister said he expected Fister’s absence to go beyond June 19, the next time the Womens Jalen Ramsey Jersey Rangers would need him to take his turn in the rotation. INF Hanser Alberto was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.

Astros: RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (7-3, 3.94 ERA) takes the opener of a three-game series at Oakland on Tuesday. McCullers has beaten the A’s twice this season, giving up seven hits and two runs in 12 innings.

Rangers: RHP Bartolo Colon (3-3, 4.16) goes in the opener of a two-game series at the L.A. Dodgers on Tuesday. The 45-year-old is tied with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most wins by a Dominican-born pitcher at 243.Candelario’s homer in 12th gives Tigers 4-2 win over Indians

Gray attacked Orioles hitters and his bats backed him up in a 4-1 win at a muggy Camden Yards.

The right-hander gave up just a run over six innings, issuing no walks for the first time in any of his 11 starts this season.
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The Orioles, last in the American League East by a lot, started the day 27th in runs scored in the league and led off Jace Peterson, a light-hitting Yankees castoff.

Speaking of Cleveland, former Browns quarterback Josh McCown reached a similar conclusion after studying Garoppolo’s 2016 game film.

I’ve seen him on tape because we had a common opponent in Miami, McCown stated last offseason. He made some high-level throws and did some things that would get you excited about his ability to maybe carry a franchise. That’s definitely on the tape…. I certainly see why people would give him an opportunity to come in and be a franchise guy.

After signing with the Bruins, Gionta put up two goals and five assists in 20 regular-season games, but he appeared in just one postseason game before Boston was eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.

Now that Bruins general manager聽Don Sweeney said Gionta will not return to Boston, the right winger will be searching for another NHL home for a second straight offseason.

Walker is preparing for his 13th NFL season. He’s entering the final year of his contract. He turns 34 in August. But he remains an indispensable fixture on offense, and his production remains elite.

Walker led the Titans with 74 catches and 807 receiving yards last season, tying for the third-most catches and fourth-most receiving yards by any tight end in the league. He only caught three touchdowns, an admittedly disappointing total, but even that ranked second-most on the team.

The biggest question is how long this late-career surge can continue.
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