Report: Dez Bryant said he’d see Cowboys twice this year

Despite years of declining production, Dez Bryant should still be able to help many teams.
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And he may want to get a little revenge at the same time.

Yet, subsequent to his evaluation, the same retired player participated in multiple videotaped interviews in which he discussed 鈥?without any apparent difficulty 鈥?his current head coaching duties, and as recently as October 2017, was interviewed by reporters about his ongoing role as a head football coach. (There may be enough clues in there for a person with advanced Google skills to figure out who the former player may be.)

Here’s another: A Retired NFL Football Player diagnosed with purported Alzheimer’s Disease in July 2015 at the age of 39 claimed to have significant cognitive impairments that made him incapable of even doing errands without assistance. Yet, information available from public sources shows that the same retired player is the head coach of a minor league football team, a developmental football coach and a motivational speaker. When that player submitted a form to the Claims Administrator asking for his employment history subsequent to his diagnosis, he concealed his coaching position.
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McKissic rushed for 187 yards on 46 carries, including a 30-yard touchdown, and Bob Gainey Jersey caught 34 passes for 366 yards as he played 13 games. He also has spent time at receiver in his career.

He played one game in 2016.

Jefferson appeared in six games last season, making six tackles and a sack.

Morris, 25, becomes Russell Wilson’s backup at least for the time being. The Seahawks have no other quarterbacks on their roster.

Hall was the Devils’ MVP during their stunning run from the worst team in the Eastern Conference to the postseason in a year, and he didn’t disappoint in their biggest game of the season.

Hall skated down the right boards, avoided a check by Tyler Johnson in center ice and found Noesen in the left circle with a cross-ice pass that the forward one-timed past Vasilevskiy.

Aaron Donald not expected at Rams workouts

I do believe there is another frontier for me beyond television, Aikman said.
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With FOX televising the draft this year, Aikman will help cover it. As part of his preparation, he attend the Pro Day workouts conducted by USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. This helped underscore Aikman’s pre-existing interest in someday running an NFL team.

Aikman joined FOX immediately after retiring, quickly becoming a member of the network’s top broadcasting team. The fact that he has stayed there for so long (even after FOX hired, to his dismay, Skip Bayless) shows how much Aikman loves what he’s doing. Still, if he’s thinking about moving on to bigger and better things, a schedule that will now include two games per week in most weeks of the NFL season may cause him to start asking himself, Why am I doing this to myself?

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According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are hosting UCLA left tackle Kolton Miller today on a pre-draft visit.

The 6-foot-9, 310-pound Miller was one of the standouts of the Scouting Combine, with a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump (an event record for offensive linemen). He also drew high marks protecting Josh Rosen’s blindside.
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The Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds (23rd, 31st, 43rd and 63rd), and have a definite need to supplement their offensive line with some price-controlled help.

I’ve gone and skipped steps before and paid for it. Been in pain and not able to help the team. Embarrassed, guilty, whatever, Luck explained, via ESPN. I’m not going to do that again. I trust the people I’m working with. More importantly, I trust myself in this process. I trust how I feel. Progress is my guiding light. If I’m making progress, I know that’s important. There is a plan in place and I’ll keep trusting it.

Cardinals know it will be costly to move up for a quarterback

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It could prove expensive, though, for the Cardinals.

Keim regrets passing on Russell Wilson, who the Seahawks took in the third round in 2012.

I think about the things that I’ve done wrong more so than I think about the things that have gone well, Keim said. To me, when you’re a competitor, that’s how you grow and get better in this business, is to be critical of yourself.

White Sox: OF Ryan Cordell, acquired from Milwaukee last season for RHP Anthony Swarzak, fractured his right clavicle during a minor league game and will miss at least eight weeks.

Athletics: RHP Yusmeiro Petit was placed on the family medical emergency list. OF Trayce Thompson was designated for assignment, and RHP Lou Trivino was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

Pavel Datsyuk Jersey RHP Carson Fulmer (0-1, 4.66 ERA) is to take the mound for the White Sox in his first start at the Coliseum in the finale of this three-game series Wednesday. RHP Andrew Triggs (1-0, 2.87) goes for the A’s.

The Dolphins donated $100,000 to the community following the shooting and held a clinic at the school in March. Members of the Dolphins coaching staff also donated $17,500 to Feis’ family and Dolphins players visited with survivors of the shooting in the hospital.

All of the picks will be announced at the Dolphins’ practice facility in Davie, Florida and will fall in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

San Jose will look to complete the sweep in Game 4 at home Wednesday night. Only four NHL teams have lost a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games with the Sharks the last to do it in 2014 in the first round against Los Angeles.

Rickard Rakell scored a power-play goal but the Ducks once again looked a step slow against the speedier Sharks. Anaheim Authentic Steven Matz Jersey has scored three goals all series, including just one at even strength.

Alabama gets commitment from ESPN Junior 300 prospect Shane Lee

Alabama landed Maryland linebacker Shane Lee on Tuesday, the No. 33-ranked prospect in the 2019 class. Lee is the seventh ESPN Junior 300 commitment for the Crimson Tide and the third in the month of April.

Lee, a 6-foot, 253-pound linebacker from Baltimore, is the No. 2-ranked inside linebacker in the class. He gives Alabama four top-100 commitments. He is also the highest-ranked commitment in the class as it stands now, two spots ahead of offensive lineman Pierce Quick.

The fast start in this class is reverting to the norm after Alabama’s 2018 class was ranked No. 25, with only three total commitments this time last year.

The Tide also had a slow finish to the early signing period at the end of December but closed strong with the February signing day, finishing with the No. 6 class.

Defenses help from the weak side as a rule, and so E’Twaun Moore – who was fantastic on defense in Game 1 — sloughs off McCollum here. New Orleans will be ready for this. Expect it to scrap these dictates and help off Turner and Aminu, regardless of where they are. That only puts more pressure on Portland to get creative and put those guys in motion as cutters and screeners

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hired McElwain in February to coach a group of Wolverines wide receivers who struggled to produce big numbers during the 2017 season. The former Florida and Colorado State head coach said he’s not quite sure how he landed in Ann Arbor but sees his new job in the Big Ten as a chance to observe how someone else steers the ship.

“I don’t know if he got the wrong number and I answered,” McElwain said Monday night, speaking to local reporters for the first time since taking the job. “No, I don’t really know how it came about, but we got a phone call and I was obviously very excited to come and, if nothing else, get an opportunity to stand in the background and see how something is operated.”

McElwain got a firsthand look at his new players this past September, when Michigan beat his Gators 33-17 in the season opener. McElwain, who was fired from the Florida job less than two months later, said he knew plenty about rising sophomores Tarik Black and Donovan Peoples-Jones from his former team’s preparation to stop them last summer.

Michigan’s young receiver group hauled in only three receiving touchdowns — six came from other position groups — during the 2017 season. McElwain said the group has work to do, but he has seen promise in spring practice.jets_058

Quarterbacks set to hog spotlight at NFL Draft

NFL teams seeking to add a franchise quarterback in the first round of the draft, please move to the head of the class.
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Cleveland Browns, take your spot at the front of the line. As usual.

Six quarterbacks have first-round grades, led by juniors Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen. Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner, sits in the second tier, followed by Lamar Jackson, the 2016 Heisman winner, and Mason Rudolph.

Even with the departure of veteran Orlando Scandrick , the Cowboys boast enviable depth at cornerback with Jones, Anthony Brown and a trio of promising second-year players in Chidobe Awuzie , Jourdan Lewis and Xavier Woods .

Once you start taking money from guys, that’s where it’s going to be a little more dicey, he said.

The Cubs postponed back-to-back games Sunday and Monday and are scheduled to take on the St. Louis Cardinals in freezing temperatures Tuesday night. Rizzo has been on the disabled list with back tightness but is scheduled to play Tuesday.

The conditions at Wrigley Field, however, won’t be ideal for someone coming off a back ailment.

I think playing in the cold sucks, said Rizzo, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday. I was thinking about this the other day. When you think of Cubs and Cardinals, you think of a beautiful Saturday at Wrigley Field. You don’t think about playing in 20 degrees.

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With a half-dozen games postponed around the majors Sunday, there were no issues inside the domed Tropicana Field even as severe weather prompted a tornado warning for the Authentic Roger Staubach Jersey ballpark area during the middle innings. There was an announcement made at the stadium that local police and fire officials were monitoring the situation.
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Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (1-0) and Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-1) are the starters Monday night at Atlanta in the first of three games between the teams. Philadelphia is seeking its first seven-game winning streak since September 2012.

A fractured toe kept him off the field initially, but coming back and trying to compensate for that injury led to leg and hip issues.

The Baltimore Ravens have provided Robert Griffin III a chance to resurrect his career, but the former No. 2 overall pick’s contract suggests he’s not assured of a roster spot for the 2018 NFL season.
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According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the former Baylor star received a $100,000 signing bonus with $1 million in base salary that is not guaranteed. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since Griffin has appeared in just five NFL games over the last three seasons. Most recently, he played for the Cleveland Browns in 2016. With no other experienced quarterback on the roster behind Joe Flacco, the non-guaranteed contract leaves open the possibility of Baltimore selecting a quarterback in the 2018 draft.

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Although it will come down to Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie pounding the table for Barkley, it’s clear the Raiders are trying to change their identity to more defense- and running-game oriented. Trading up is unlikely, but should Barkley slip, there’s a good chance the ultimate Gruden grinder could land in Oakland.

Gruden said Reed had a procedure done on his toes, . . . hopefully we’ll see a 100-percent healthy Jordan by training camp.

He hasn’t played a full season since he’s been in the league, though he has been incredibly productive when well.

Jordan’s a special guy, Gruden said. Not many tight ends can do what he can as far as running option routes across the middle and breaking people down and lining up on the outside and beating people deep. He’s a special talent.

Patrick Kane to serve as captain, Jeff Blashill back as U.S. coach for worlds

Patrick Kane has a history of making things a big deal.
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When Blackhawks teammate Adam Burish and his agent Bill Zito wanted to put in a charity game during the previous NHL lockout in 2012-13, Kane jumped on board and helped generate buzz for the event in the Chicago suburbs.

Kane played for the U.S. at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics and next month will lead a strong team that includes Buffalo Sabres rookie and world junior MVP Casey Mittelstadt and possibly Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin.

D’Angelo Russell had 21 points and 11 assists, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points for the Nets, who had not won three straight since April 1-4, 2017.

The Nets swept the three-game season series from Chicago for the first time since the 2004-05 season. Brooklyn assisted on 32 of its 41 baskets.

I try to pass the ball to whoever’s open, said Russell, who also had six rebounds. Coach gives me that freedom. The more I’m here, the more the trust will slowly elevate but we got shot-makers around here.

Regardless of the plan for the future, the plan for the present is to go with Flacco and Griffin, and possibly a rookie to be groomed and developed for potential use as soon as 2019, if Flacco doesn’t play like the guy who bet on himself and cashed in with a Super Bowl MVP trophy.

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Eagles add linebacker Paul Worrilow

The Super Bowl champions are adding some depth on defense and special teams.

The Eagles are signing linebacker Paul Worrilow, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Worrilow played about a quarter of the Lions’ defensive snaps and about half of their special teams stats last season. That was his only year in Detroit after previously playing four seasons in Atlanta.

He’s a lock to pick up starts in all three of those games, probably at third base with Maikel Franco shifting to DH, and that might well provide the opportunity for the rookie to build up hitting momentum and nail down an everyday role. Although the Phillies’ hitting rating is middling — 6 overall and for both left- and right-handers — mostly due to the pitching-friendly nature of Tropicana Field, this is a good week to rely on them for a volume advantage.

He was tendered at the original round level of $1.907 million, and since he was undrafted wouldn’t have cost another team any compensation to sign away.

He earned the starting left guard job, and has 33 starts in three seasons. He led the league in performance-based pay this year, picking up an extra $489,782.35 for last season.

My value picks for Week 2 both come from the St. Louis Cardinals, who face four (and possibly five) right-handed starters in seven games, miss both Chase Anderson and Luis Castillo in their opponents’ rotations and have one of the week’s best stolen base matchup ratings.

Dexter Fowler (available in roughly 40 percent of ESPN leagues) is the team’s typical leadoff man who has underrated stolen base skills, while Kolten Wong (available in roughly 95 percent) showed a more aggressive approach on the base paths during the preseason that hasn’t shown itself since the games began to count. Both should be in your lineup for this favorable schedule.
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Much at stake for Jazz vs. Warriors

An incredible turnaround is complete.
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The Utah Jazz clinched an NBA playoff spot with Sam Martin Jersey two regular-season games left after beating the Los Angeles Lakers 112-97 on Sunday. It caps an unforeseen rise after the Jazz (47-33) were nine games below .500 in mid-January with a 19-28 record.

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No one needs to remind Golden State how dangerous the Jazz have become as the regular season winds down. The Warriors (58-23) have suffered two straight lopsided losses to Utah and they fell 129-99 to the Jazz in their other visit to Salt Lake City on Jan. 27.

Kobi Simmons matched Gasol with a career-high 20 points, converting 7 of 10 shots.

Anthony Tolliver led the Pistons with 19 points, and Luke Kennard added 18, including making all four of his shots from outside the arc. Henry Ellenson had a career-high 17 points.

The game featured 3-point sprees from the two teams — both reaching season highs on made shots from beyond the arc. Memphis made 16 from outside the arc; the Pistons made a franchise-record 23, the highest number of 3-pointers for a Grizzlies opponent this season.

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Our defense was horrendous, he said. I mean (the Grizzlies) are the next to the worst offensive team in the league, and they scored over 30 (points) in every quarter. … Our effort was bad, our concentration was bad. We were terrible defensively.

Memphis led by 20 in the first half, but a late rally in the second period left the Grizzlies with a 62-56 lead at the break. While Detroit got close a couple of times in the third quarter, it could never overtake Memphis. The Grizzlies led by double digits the bulk of the fourth quarter. Detroit got closer than nine points only once in the final 7 minutes.

Conforto is ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgery for a dislocated left shoulder.

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Would more at-bats on the minor league side help? Possibly, Conforto said. But I think at the end of the day, I’m going to have to get my timing back against the (Max) Scherzers and the (Stephen) Strasburgs and the guys I’m going to be facing this year.

The initial target date was May 1.

I feel very fortunate to be coming back a little bit quicker, he said. Obviously, I didn’t want to miss the first month of the season. May 1 felt a little late to me, so I made it a goal of mine to get back as quickly as possible.

Conforto took swings against new teammate Jason Vargas during a simulated game in the indoor batting cage Monday at Citi Field.

I feel ready, Quincy Wilson Jersey Conforto said. I feel good to go.