Red Schoendienst, Hall of Famer, Cardinals legend, dies at 95

Baseball Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, who spent more than six decades in the Cardinals organization as a player, manager, coach and executive, died Wednesday at his St. Louis-area home. He was 95.
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Schoendienst’s family announced the news Wednesday evening.

He inspired all that knew him to always do their best. Red was a great ball player, but his legacy is that of a great gentleman who had respect for all. He Tyler Boyd Authentic Jersey loved his family, friends, teammates, the community and his country. He will be greatly missed, the family’s statement read in part (per

The Cardinals also issued a statement praising Schoendienst, who was a fixture at Busch Stadium well into his later years as he regularly instructed players on the field prior to games.

The Cardinals, who were playing at home Wednesday night against the Marlins, retired Schoendienst’s No. 2 in 1996, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He’s going to be missed around here, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters postgame (per We’ve already been missing him, even though we’ve been staying in contact. We miss seeing him around and we’re blessed to have been able to spend the time with him that we did.

Ultimately, it’s not realistic to except the Vikings to at least get back to the NFC title game, especially since that’s something they’ve accomplished only six times in the last 40 years.

Gruden pointed to Hackenberg’s work this offseason to change his stroke, his passing motion and said there wasn’t enough time to work with the 2016 second-round pick after acquiring him in a trade with the Jets three weeks ago.

Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can’t play, Gruden said, via It’s unfortunate, this whole collective [bargaining agreement]. Dale Hawerchuck Womens Jersey How do you develop a quarterback? I don’t know how you do it. … It is hard enough to get Connor Cook enough reps, let alone a fourth guy. It really depresses me how we can’t spend more time with these young quarterbacks, and it is really going to be an impactful situation on the NFL in the future.

Saturday, Phil Mickelson made himself a lightning rod in the holier-than-thou golf world.

Sunday, he piled on with a hysterical troll job.
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One day after running across the green and smacking a moving ball on No. 13, Mickelson rolled in a short putt to save par on that same hole at Shinnecock Hills.

Then, despite being 15-over par, he celebrated like he’d finally won the U.S. Open.

The mock celebration followed a day’s worth of outrage in the golf world, with fans and media members arguing that Lefty should have been disqualified from the tournament, rather than assessed the two-stroke penalty that he received for his antics.

For his part, Mickelson said Saturday that his outburst was actually done strategically; he thought the two stroke-penalty would still lead to a better score than letting his ball roll off the front of the green.

He also seemed to take some subtle jabs at how the course was playing with part of his explanation.

I could have been going back (and forth) – I could still be out there potentially, Mickelson said. I Brian Leetch Jersey took two shots and moved on and got to play the next hole.

While that line was on the mild end of the spectrum, it was among a number of criticisms the USGA received after Saturday’s conditions made for an absolutely brutal afternoon.

Zach Johnson said the USGA lost the course. Even USGA CEO Mike Davis admitted on the Fox broadcast that the course was probably too tough while the leaders were playing it.

That led to players struggling to hold greens with approach shots and even putting the ball off the green, due to extremely firm and overly fast conditions.

The USGA then promised to water the course overnight and ensure more playable conditions on Sunday. That clearly proved to be the case for Mickelson, at least, with things going slightly better on No. 13 this time around.
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Packers special teams coach predicts more returns

The NFL has changed the rules for kickoffs in hopes of curbing what they refer to as the most dangerous play in the game.

But one special teams coach thinks the changes will actually result in more returns, not fewer.

Players have said many times over their efforts are focused on issues of police brutality and social injustices. That hasn’t stopped many – including the President of the United States – to claim that the players are anti-military, anti-America and unpatriotic because their various protests have occurred during the national anthem. The Eagles, specifically, didn’t have any players sit or kneel for the anthem during the regular season or playoffs last year.

According to the team’s website, head coach Hue Jackson intends on withholding the stripes atop players orange helmets until they’ve made the 53-man roster.

He finally agreed to cut his salary from $3.5 million to $1.015 million with a $90,000 workout bonus and reported to voluntary workouts May 14.

I’ve been around this business long enough to have kind of learned the business because I wanted to, and I kind of knew [a pay cut] was coming, Robison said. I didn’t think it’d be that much, but I definitely saw it coming…. Me and [General Manager] Rick Spielman actually had a conversation about it, and I think for me it was just making the right decision for me and my family.

Eagles defensive end Chris Long was outraged by Trump saying there were very fine people on both sides of a rally that saw a white supremacist terrorist kill a woman protesting against racism in Long’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The mystery surrounding Rutgers’ Jawuan Harris

He has a lot of tools that we like: lots of speed, great range in the outfield, good arm and has a lot of bat speed, a National League scout recently told NJ Advance Media. The fact that he struggled this season isn’t really an issue because lots of guys press their junior years. But he does have some issues we need to do our homework on.
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Harris batted.246 with two homers and 28 RBI in 40 games for the Scarlet Knights this spring. He missed a total of 10 after serving a suspension for a violation of team rules over Rutgers’ spring break trip, the third of his college career. He also stole 22 bases and has 82 steals for his career, the third-most in school history.

Seattle is 21-9 in one-run games, while Tampa Bay dropped to 9-17.

According to data dating to 1908, the Mariners are the only team with 21 one-run wins through Jalen Reeves-Maybin Womens Jersey the first 65 games of a season.

Zunino ended Nathan Eovaldi’s day by sending the right-hander’s 102nd pitch into the left field seats for a two-run homer that made it 3-all in the sixth.

Eovaldi, making his third start since returning from a second Tommy John surgery in August 2016, allowed three runs and four hits.

After Field doubled in the third and later scored on a grounder by Mallex Smith, Cron had a solo drive and Jake Bauers hit an RBI double that put Tampa Bay up 3-1 in the fourth.

He’s hungry, Thompson said. I think he can taste it and smell it this year that something Authentic Jadeveon Clowney Jersey special is around the corner in his future. I’ve seen a lot of guys come through in 27, 28 years as a coach, and I’m impressed with him through and through. It’s real.Jankowski’s bases-loaded single lifts Padres over Marlins

Seahawks sign Joshua Perry, waive Nick Callender

The Seahawks signed linebacker Joshua Perry on Monday, the team announced. They waived offensive tackle Nick Callender in a corresponding move.
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Perry, 24, originally entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Chargers in 2016. He played 15 games as a rookie, starting one game, and making 22 tackles and forced a fumble.

He spent the 2017 season with the Colts after the Chargers waived him with an injury settlement after the preseason. Perry played two games with the Colts, spending most of the season on their practice squad.

Poncedeleon was 5-2 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 2.41 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) for Memphis this season, winning each of his past four decisions. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound California native is tied for second among PCL pitchers with his 71 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings.

We can do some different things because Melvin has become such a good receiver out of the backfield, Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN. And that’s not something that you saw from him in college. Not that he couldn’t do it; they Womens Garrett Richards Jersey just didn’t throw him the ball. He was too busy running for 8 million yards or whatever it was he was running for.

One of Gordon’s goals this offseason was to improve his receiving skills. Since the Chargers made him a first-round pick in 2015, Gordon has spent time learning from and watching LaDainian Tomlinson, who made 624 catches for 4,772 yards and 17 touchdowns in his Hall of Fame career Adrian Dantley Jersey with the Chargers.

In the passing game, just as far as the expansion of the routes, just in that direction, Gordon said. It will come. I know Whiz [Whisenhunt] draws up things here and there depending on what he sees from a defense, but Phil’s [Philip Rivers] going to get you the ball regardless, so I’m not really too pressed about it. We’ll be fine in that area.

Instead of fighting about NFL kneeling, let’s work together for national healing

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Kelly, 58, underwent surgery for cancer in his jaw in 2013 and had additional treatment and surgery after doctors found it had spread to his nasal cavities in 2014. He was declared cancer-free in 2016, then announced earlier this year that he had suffered a recurrence. He underwent a 12-hour procedure in late March and was discharged from a New York hospital in late April.

In an emergency department, you have to be able to stay calm, relaxed and apply rational algorithms to different situations in order to save patients lives,Duvernay-Tardif told the Global News last summer.

When you’re on the field in front of 80,000 people and everyone’s yelling at you, you’ve got to stay calm, you’ve got to analyze different scenarios and apply the algorithm of the protection on that play.Duvernay-Tardif still in his NFL prime It’s hard to decide what’s more amazing: That Duvernay-Tardif was able to become a doctor while playing professional football, or that he was able to become one of the NFL’s best guards while studying medicine.

We’ll see how quickly he turns potential into performance. Case Keenum: Denver gambled that Keenum’s 2017 breakthrough might be the front of end a Rich Gannon-type mid-career flourish, and doubled down on it by not taking a quarterback with Womens Terry Sawchuk Jersey the fifth overall pick. Yes, his deal is only for two years, at $36 million. But if this doesn’t work out, and either Josh Allen or Josh Rosen does in Buffalo or Arizona, that’s what this offseason will be remembered for in Denver.

Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award at 2018 ESPYs

Jim Kelly’s unwavering determination throughout his battle with cancer hasn’t gone unnoticed.

The legendary Bills quarterback will receive the Jimmy V Award at the 2018 ESPY Awards next month.

Kelly was diagnosed with oral cancer in June 2013 but a biopsy in July 2016 revealed he was cancer-free. However, he underwent a massive surgery in March to reconstruct his upper jaw and will have another in June to stabilize it. He could even require another procedure in September.

Kelly, 58, led the Bills to four straight AFC championships from 1990-93, but lost each Super Bowl appearance. A five-time Pro Bowl selection and the USFL MVP in 1984, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

I do think the team would have bought in more to what Coach Carroll was saying instead of going the opposite way of, hey, this is what we thought the foundation of the team was, and that’s not what happened on this particular play, Avril said. So I think guys started questioning him more, more so than actually following his lead if we’d won that Super Bowl.

The former NFL running back took to Twitter on Saturday to share an inspiring video about his recovery journey after undergoing brain surgery.

Doctors discovered a brain tumor in 2011 during a routine physical before Harrison could rejoin the Eagles. He later lost his motor skills and was expected to live his life as a quadriplegic, but eventually recovered.

For the rest of your life you’re going to have people telling you what you can and cannot do, Harrison said. Nobody can determine what you do but yourself, and what I’ve realized through my life is my attitude controls everything. I was told I would never walk again, I would live the rest of my life in a wheelchair. And I’m here standing in front of you today.

Harrison, 35, was selected by the Browns in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Eagles in 2010 and later signed with the Lions in 2011, though he was traded back to Philadelphia.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers gets plenty of sleep.

Plenty of Chiefs players have been caught up in the Fortnite frenzy.
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Chargers seventh-round RB Justin Jackson has been described by his college coach as a unicorn. (That’s good, right?)

Several Raiders players have gotten swept up by the NBA Finals.

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Barkley is regarded as a truly stratospheric running back prospect and as close to a can’t-miss proposition as you’ll see in the draft. Kam Chancellor Womens Jersey He has no obvious weak points or off-field concerns. He has been called the best running back prospect since Peterson. But as Scott Kacsmar pointed out, that has been true of Elliott, Fournette, Todd Gurley and Trent Richardson. Richardson was seen as a similarly safe pick with no significant flaws when he was drafted in 2012, but he turned out to be a sub-replacement NFL back.

We’re often too confident about the top running back prospect in a given draft class turning into the best halfback from his class at the professional level. By my count, looking at the past 20 drafts, the first running back drafted has turned into the best runner from that class only seven times. That’s similar to rates at other positions. The first quarterback taken in each draft over the past 20 years has turned into its best passer five times. With edge rushers, it’s six times in 20 years.
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While it’s a far cry from being all in, it’s also not the same as being all out. Given that Edelman missed all of last year with a torn ACL suffered during the preseason, it makes sense for Brady to be working out with his long-time friend and teammate.

But plenty of other Patriots players would benefit from being around Brady during the portion of the calendar that lays the foundation for training camp. He’s expected to be present for mandatory minicamp later this month.

If for some reason he doesn’t show, then it really would be time to sound the alarm in New England.

West Virginia has finished first or second in defensive turnover rate for the past four seasons, a streak that aligns with the presence of senior guard Jevon Carter. Bob Huggins has parted with critical players in the past. But Carter has been the identity of the program over the past four seasons.

Ryan’s overall numbers took a hit in 2017, but he remains one of the NFL’s most productive and reliable quarterbacks.

The Falcons recently made him the highest paid player in league history, showing just how highly they think of the 2016 NFL MVP.
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Atlanta’s backup situation includes a veteran with starting experience (Schaub) and two young passers, with Benkert representing a potential developmental option. He made big throws from the pocket at Virginia and could eventually develop into a quality backup.聽

Roethlisberger might be a retirement question mark year-to-year, but it’s hard to argue with his consistency. Over the last five years, he’s averaged 27 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions per season, with a passer rating of 96.0. Now 36, Big Ben still has the arm and escapability in the pocket to be an upper-tier quarterback in the NFL for several more seasons.

The smile was his legacy to us, and even in the toughest of times, he also gave us the gift of laughter.

Stafford has cut down on the turnovers and improved his overall efficiency (completion percentage, passer rating) over the last three seasons, helping push him safely into the top 10 quarterbacks in the league. He’s also one of the toughest and most clutch passers, with seven straight seasons playing all 16 games and 26 career fourth-quarter comebacks.聽

His 99.3 passer rating in 2017 was a career high.聽

The Lions added Cassel as a veteran backup who should push Rudock, a sixth-round pick in 2016. While experienced, Cassel is 35 years old and lacking any kind of recent track record of success as a quarterback. He could get the Lions through a game if Stafford were to go down, but he’d likely struggle if asked to play multiple games. Rudock has only thrown five career passes.聽

The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a 26-year-old federal ban on sports wagering, handing New Jersey a victory聽in its seven-year case to legalize such betting.
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But in doing so, the court also opened sports betting up to any state that wants it.

NFL Draft: Five best bets for 2018 defensive rookie of the year

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Linebackers used to dominate the NFL defensive rookie of the year race. And after linebackers dominated the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, it should be their time to shine again with the annual award.
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It has been five years since a rookie from the position took the Associated Press award from the NFL Honors at the end of a season. But from 2000-12, 11 linebackers won in 13 years, the last being the Panthers’ Luke Kuechly. As for Sporting News’ overall Rookie of the Year, no linebacker has received enough player votes to win since Chargers edge rusher Shawne Merriman did 13 years ago.

Because Jones has less competition for touches, he gets the last spot on this list over the Lions’ Kerryon Johnson. While Johnson will try to find his role in a backfield that includes LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah, Authentic Luis Severino Jersey Jones needs to beat out Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber for opportunities in a potentially explosive offense with Jameis Winston.

In the following slides, we’ll break down every quarterback situation and depth chart in the NFL heading into the 2018 season, ranking all 32 from worst to best. The worst teams at quarterback will have talent issues and question marks galore; the best will have elite starters and legitimate backup plans.聽
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The Bills traded away Tyrod Taylor, signed McCarron to a cheap quarterback deal and moved up in the draft to take Allen, the big-armed quarterback from Wyoming. No team has more question marks at the position.聽

McCarron made only three regular-season starts over four years in Cincinnati and received little interest from teams in free agency. He eventually had to settle for backup-level money and must be viewed as a stop-gap starter. Meanwhile, Allen enters the NFL with big question marks regarding his accuracy and pro-readiness. Even as the No. 7 overall pick, he’ll likely need at least a year before he’s ready to start.聽

The Bills also have Peterman, who threw five interceptions in one half during his first NFL start last season.聽