Jets’ Darron Lee, Leonard Williams cleared by NFL after concert incident

Jets linebacker Darron Lee and defensive lineman Leonard Williams have been cleared by the NFL following an altercation with a woman during a music festival back to June, the league announced Monday.

Lee and Williams avoided discipline after the NFL investigated potential violations of the league’s personal conduct policy but found no wrongdoing.

Landry is in the final year of his rookie contract, and is trying to negotiate an extension, but the Dolphins have yet to make an offer, according to the Sun Sentinel. The fourth-year receiver out of LSU has said he will not continue negotiations during the season.

That leaves open the possibility the Dolphins could lose Landry to unrestricted free agency after the season, because using the franchise tag ($16 million) on him would be tough for the Dolphins to accomodate under their cap.

Still, Gase’s strong statement indicates that Landry isn’t going anywhere this season. He had 94 catches for 1,136 yards and four touchdowns last season.

“He’s one of the guys that brings fire to the offense. All it takes is one play from him to ignite a lot of guys,” Gase said. “When he gets in that rhythm where he’s getting targeted and is making plays that are really three and four yards gain for people he turns them into 15- to 20-yard gains. The way he does it is so physical. It’s real football plays, not wide receiver plays.”
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Shaq’s glowing sneakers are the coolest thing about the future

Mens Mohamed Sanu Jersey Let’s be real — Shaq has big feet (size 22s, to be exact). So no matter what shoes he wears, people are gonna notice. That’s why, naturally, he decided to keep a low profile with a pair of shoes that literally have strobe lights on the bottom:

De’Vondre Campbell Game Jersey In fact, this whole thing looks like it’s out of the future — is Shaq out here stuntin’ on a space station or something? First of all, the shoes clearly look like they have a hover feature that could lift Shaq’s giant body off the ground in no time. And what is this club? Everyone is wearing all white and it certainly LOOKS like someplace from the future, but they’re also playing Take It Easy by Mad Lion, which came out in 1995, so who knows.

Harden signed a four-year, $117 million extension with Houston last summer with an opt-out for the 2019-20 season. Using Wojnarowski’s $228 million salary figure, he would add an additional four seasons onto his deal for a total of $170 million.

The contract extension would be the most lucrative deal in NBA history, far surpassing both Mike Conley’s five-year, $153 million max deal last summer and Stephen Curry’s supermax $201 million contract this offseason.

Harden’s contract extension comes weeks after the Rockets traded the kitchen sink to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for all-world point guard Chris Paul. It ensures the Rockets will have a superstar guard for the foreseeable future, one other stars may want to come to Houston to play with.

The Beard was named an All-Star starter and First Team All-NBA after averaging 29.7 points and 11.2 assists to lead the Rockets to the Western Conference’s third seed.

The game modes and new features kept me intrigued throughout the demo.

There are also options for beginners in case you’re just starting to learn the game. They recommend plays for you and they’re pretty easy to run. The instructions that then show up on the court are very easy to comprehend.

I approached this demo trying my hardest not to compare it to 2K every step of the way and I ended up having a good time. After all, it’s still a video game.

Unlike the NBA Live 15 and 16 demos, I didn’t find myself wanting to quit and never play the game again. The game modes and new features kept me intrigued throughout the demo.

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With that type of momentum, it’s no surprise that LaVar Ball remains ready to seize any opportunity to further the family business. That means turning outlandish moments into marketing opportunities. The latest example transpired at an Adidas-sponsored AAU event in Las Vegas.

After earning a technical foul from the only female referee in the game, LaVar successfully demanded her removal, then refused to leave the court after picking up a second technical from another referee. The crew was forced to end the game early, with LaVar’s team forfeiting.

Tyrunn Walker Jersey The new front office is doing everything right, but there’s only so much you can do to get out of a hole when the folks who threw you in took away your ropes and tools.

It is my position that it’s in the NBA’s interest to not help the Nets out of the hole but to prevent the next Nets from jumping in feet first. This may be controversial. It shouldn’t be.

Terry Francona got a Pop-A-Shot and DJ for the Indians clubhouse because he wants their Sweet Sixteen to feel special

For Cleveland’s weekend series against Kansas City, Terry Francona got some special surprises for the team. According to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, Francona had it organized so the team would have a DJ and a Pop-A-Shot in their clubhouse throughout the series.

Hilariously, there is one higher-up in Miami-Dade County who agrees with Jeter and new ownership: the mayor himself.

The mayor’s communications chief revealed, “Mayor Gimenez appreciates art in public places. That particular structure, not so much.”

Good thing for sculpture fans the mayor isn’t the only one who gets to decide!

The organization expressed outrage about a team representative going to the media with allegedly false claims and said “It seems inconsistent with ‘The Cardinals Way’ to make such false statements.” Meow!

The SLFCO’s statement also adds some additional perspective from the shelter’s side of things, with details about its volunteer-only staff and lack of resources. Though this could easily be a tactic to engender sympathy for the shelter, depending on how this miscommunication really went down, it’s also effective as they slammed the team’s ‘perceived bullying tactics’ and said that no meeting between the two sides had even taken place.

Both sides are standing their ground as to whose cat this is, and if this escalates any further it could start backfiring on one or either side if they seem to be caring about their bottom line more than a homeless animal. Or the many homeless animals in the shelter, for that matter.
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Bronn has somehow managed to survive every season

Limited Carl Lawson Jersey Bronn: Rodgers is a master of the Hail Mary, saving the Packers from defeat with a miraculous throw on multiple occasions.

Bronn has somehow managed to survive every season, despite being a sellsword who has been in several sticky situations. Let’s be honest: He really should’ve died in the latest episode. Instead, he managed to stay alive long enough to nail a dragon out of the air with a giant spear. That’s a Rodgers-level miracle if I’ve ever seen one.

Limited Andrew Billings Jersey When the versatile wideout retires, there may be a spot waiting for him in the University of South Carolina Hall of Fame. Ellington starred for the Gamecocks on the gridiron and the hardwood, earning a starting role on the school’s basketball team as a true freshman. The hard-driving guard was an inefficient shooter who still found ways to give opponents fits with his hard-charging drives to the basket. He dropped 22 points on Michigan State in his second game in the NCAA and led his team in scoring that winter.

His fearlessness on the court led to success on the field. Ellington joined Steve Spurrier’s football team as a sophomore and developed into one of South Carolina’s most dynamic scoring threats, recording 15 receiving touchdowns his final two seasons with the program. His vision made him a powerful improviser, giving opposing defensive backs — and occasionally his own quarterbacks — fits.

At 5’9 and with a dismal 33.6 career shooting percentage, basketball was a professional non-starter for Ellington. In 2014, he left Frank Martin’s rebuilding team and gave up his final year of football eligibility to focus on the NFL draft. San Francisco rolled the dice on the two-sport star in the fourth round of that year’s draft and immediately deployed him as a key special teamer. He was a solid returner for the 49ers but not much of a receiver — in two active seasons with the club, he’d make 92 punt/kick returns but only 19 catches.

I’ve put that aside to do what I could to help the team win

In mid-December, Shaw suffered a concussion and missed a month’s worth of games, the first serious injury of his career. A second concussion followed in the Habs’ first-round playoff loss to the Rangers, capping a frustrating first season in Montreal for Shaw, who finished with 29 points and 110 penalty minutes in 68 games.
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That’s one of the toughest things about being a hockey player: dealing with injuries, not being out with guys every day, going out there and competing to the best of your abilities due to injuries, Shaw told the club’s web site. But we came together. Even though we had a lot of guys injured and out, we still found ways to win close games, and it builds character as well. Obviously, I wasn’t satisfied with my personal stats, but I’ve put that aside to do what I could to help the team win.

That he joins the Capitals, whose offense ranks second in the league in goals per game (3.31), and will dish one-timers to star Alex Ovechkin on the power play, might seem unfair, especially to Metropolitan Division rivals who lost out on his services.

The New York Post reported earlier Monday the Rangers and Penguins were engaged in a bidding war for the defenseman with the Capitals, who own the NHL’s best record at 41-13-7. At this rate Washington is primed for a second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy.

Womens Terence Newman Jersey While he wasn’t successful as a coach, he was a Bruins legend for his play on the ice. He centered Boston’s Kraut Line with childhood friends Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer both wingers later inducted to the Hall of Fame.

Giancarlo Stanton is destroying more baseballs than usual

Giancarlo Stanton was having a pretty good season before the All-Star break. Over his last 30 games, though, he’s taken things to a new level: Stanton is batting .303/.424/.872 with 18 homers over that stretch, and has already eclipsed his career-high in homers. Back in 2014, when Stanton went yard 37 times and set his previous high, it led the league. Now, in 2017, he’s at 39 dingers and counting, and once again atop the leaderboard.

Alex Lewis Mens Jersey Again, it’s not like Stanton was doing poorly beforehand, as he batted .265/.347/.523 with 21 dingers over his first 81 games: that’s a 42-homer pace over a full season. July and August have been exceptional, though, and now Stanton is on pace for 56 homers if he plays in 160 games.

Yet on Thursday, things went beyond leaks and escalated to unnamed officials with one, per Mike Puma of the New York Post, saying If they would give us something of [bleeping] value, maybe we would make a deal.
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Another said, When we were looking for players last year, the Yankees weren’t exactly rushing to return our calls.

Some reports indicate that things have gotten chippier between the two organizations in recent weeks not only because of this trade falling through, but also because of another trade centering on Neil Walker heading to the Yankees, which was nixed because of medical reasons.

However, the Mets are assuming that the Sonny Gray acquisition was the real reason for that trade failing to happen and that the Yankees just wanted a way out of the Walker deal after that.

Who says August baseball isn’t exciting? Maybe a member of one of these front offices will conveniently leave a diary in a bathroom stall for someone to find next.

Kyrie Irving sweepstakes currently has no front-runner, per report

Say what you want about Cavaliers new GM Koby Altman being under qualified for the job, every single source that will speak to his approach to the Kyrie Irving situation has been complementary.

Right now though according to a report by Basketball Insiders, there is no front-runner in the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes, and honestly, there have been no deals the Cavaliers would truly consider.

Court Club Elite ended its five-year relationship with Adidas Sunday after Adidas officials replaced the female referee with a male ref. Ball was T-d up after berating the female referee during a game Friday. She also called a technical foul on Ball during a Wednesday game and Ball unleashed a barrage of sexist remarks following Friday’s game.

“The events that led to the removal of a female official on Friday are something that shall not and will not be accepted within the officiating community,” Court Club Elite said in a statement to ESPN. “Adidas and their leadership acted in a manner that does not parallel our views on integrity or professionalism, and neither should be compromised as they were in this situation.

“It was clear that the actions of the official in enforcing and addressing unsporting behavior were defendable and fitting of the behavior displayed; however, the agenda and lack of courage to do the right thing by Adidas leadership sent a clear message that the game and those chosen to protect the integrity were not of priority.

“[The officials’] days consisted of several hours of classroom and video breakdown sessions in addition to games worked,” the organization’s statement said. “Forfeiting those opportunities would have allowed one man’s unreasonable request, and the acceptance of that request by those who lack courage, to overshadow the greater purpose for our group in a highly effective learning environment.”dolphins_101

Royals right-hander Jake Junis stood out in the pitching ranks.

Last Friday, they made a trade for starter Jeremy Hellickson, and on Monday, they picked up former No. 1 pick Tim Beckham from the Rays in a minor deal (a sneaky-good move, btw).

On the other hand, dominating closer Zach Britton was absolutely available on the trade market, and everybody knew it. Not exactly a sign that the team’s fully committed to contending this year and next. But then Monday’s non-waiver deadline came and went and the lefty is still in Baltimore. So is Brad Brach, the club’s outstanding setup man/Britton fill-in.

So have the Orioles decided to make a run this year and next year? Hard to tell from their actions. The problem is, as every Orioles fan knows, decision time is coming. Soon. Ten primary contributors to this year’s underachieving team are scheduled to hit the free-agent market either after this season or after next season, including some very big names (more on that in a minute).

Authentic Kids Marquette King Jersey Orioles slugger Manny Machado went 4 for 5 with a homer and five RBIs in the win over Detroit. After a slow start to the season, Machado has hit .346 since the end of June. The O’s have won seven of their last 10 and are just 2 1/2 games out in the crowded American League wild-card race.

On a day when hitters reigned supreme, Royals right-hander Jake Junis stood out in the pitching ranks. He yielded only one run in eight innings, giving up only four hits and striking out seven. Kudos also to Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who struck out nine and allowed just one earned run while taking a no-decision in Milwaukee’s 2-1 win at Tampa Bay.
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Reds starter Homer Bailey put up a rare triple-double never a good thing for a pitcher by yielding 10 hits, 10 runs and 10 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings in a 13-4 loss to the Cardinals.

Jacob deGrom swipes first career stolen base against Yu Darvish

Elite Kevin Durant Jersey Jacob deGrom is one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball. He showed off his wheels Friday night.

The Mets pitcher stole the first base of his career, easily swiping second base with one out in the third inning of Friday’s matchup against new Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish.

After deGrom singled to lead off the inning, he took a nice lead from first base with Asdrubal Cabrera as the plate. He took off as Darvish, the former Rangers pitcher who was making his Dodgers debut, delivered a strike. DeGrom easily beat the throw of Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal.

DeGrom is just the second pitcher this season with a stolen base after Cubs pitcher Jon Lester swiped a bag earlier in the season. DeGrom is the first Mets pitcher with a stolen base since Oliver Perez had a stolen base in 2008. The Mets failed to score in the third inning as the Dodgers held a 2-0 lead.

Elite Garrett Richards Jersey If teams are hoping to buy low on Sonny Gray … maybe he doesn’t get moved today. Again, remember that he’s under club control for another two years after 2017, so the A’s will not move him if they don’t find an acceptable return.

Mainly, Souza understands he, at minimum, has to get on base for the power bats up and down the Rays’ lineup, especially in his first at-bat of the game.

The first at-bat is the biggest difference, he said, before going into more detail. I definitely want to get it on for the guys behind me. If I’ve seen a guy a bunch of times, I’m treating it like any other at-bat against him. If I haven’t seen (the pitcher) or he has a lot of different pitches, I’ll probably be a little bit more apt to work the first at-bat, so the guys behind me can see how his pitches work. And for myself, knowing I’m going to get four or five at-bats, I’m going see all his pitches.