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Rockets to honor at Game 5 the victims, survivors, first responders of Santa Fe High School shooting

The Houston Rockets have extensive plans to honor the victims, survivors and first responders of the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Friday’s shooting, which a 17-year-old student confessed to committing after being arrested at the scene, resulted in the deaths of eight students and two teachers and injuries to 13 others.

“First and foremost, the playoffs [are] minor compared to what’s taking place down in Santa Fe,” Rockets star Chris Paul said Friday in the wake of the shootings. “Our prayers go out to the victims and families there having to deal with that situation.”

Philadelphia, coming off its first Super Bowl championship, released a statement last month confirming that the team was in the early stages of planning a visit.

“We are honored to receive this invitation and view this not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field accomplishments, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country,” the statement read, via NJ Advance Media.

It’s been a longstanding tradition for championship teams across all leagues to visit the White House, but there has been some controversy since President Donald Trump took the office. The Warriors did not visit last year after the president “uninvited” the team in response to comments made by Stephen Curry. But the Astros attended a ceremony last month to celebrate being World Series champions.ravens_087

Carroll, Schneider Gave Kaepernick Collusion Depositions

He reached out and said, ‘Hey, good luck in rookie minicamp.’ I was really appreciative of that, Rudolph said. I just said, ‘Hey, thanks, look forward to meeting you.’

It meant a lot that he reached out.

Before offering what seemed like an olive branch, Roethlisberger said in a radio interview last week that he was surprised when they took a quarterback because I thought that maybe in the third round, you know you can get some really good football players that can help this team now. This despite the fact Big Ben has openly pondered retirement in recent years and rarely tends to make it through a full season unscathed. 

The Yankees jumped out to a two-zip lead on back-to-back home runs from Sanchez (10) and Aaron Hicks (3) before German coughed up five runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth. But Boone’s team battled back in the in the bottom of the fifth with a four-run explosion to tie things at 6-all.

It was the first time in franchise history the Yankees had three 10 home-run players (also Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius) before the team’s 40th game played, via researcher Katie Sharp.

Hicks had a chance to blow it open in the sixth. He failed.

Hicks worked a full count with the bases loaded only to hit a weak ground ball to first base, ending the threat.

It started with a Gardner walk, which Judge followed with his own walk before Sanchez knocked a two-out single to load the bags.

According to Raanan, Flowers also has a “frosty” relationship with the team’s other offensive linemen, and some teammates believe Flowers “shut it down early last season.”

Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman was terse when asked about Flowers’ absence from the team’s offseason work, which began April 9.

“He’s in Miami, and we’re here,” Gettleman said during the draft. “He decided not to come. He’s an adult. He has the ability to make decisions on his own. This is a voluntary program, and he’s decided to stay in Miami. If you want to know why he’s not here, call him.”colts_102

Pete Carroll on criticism from ex-players: ‘Sometimes guys can’t hang with what’s expected’

Former Seahawks Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett both criticized Pete Carroll this offseason. Earlier this week, Carroll responded.

“Sometimes, guys can’t hang with what’s expected, for one reason or another — their growth, their development and all of that,” Carroll said at a pre-draft press conference. “And the best thing I can tell you is, that they’re not here.”

OF Melky Cabrera, who signed a minor league deal with the Indians this week, would get a $1 million salary in the major leagues if added to the 40-man roster. He could earn $1 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $100,000 for 200, and $150,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 and 500.

The majority of the 12,133 fans booed when the scoreboard said the Browns selected quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first pick in the NFL draft.

Mariners RHP Erasmo Ramirez makes his second start of the season Friday after returning from a shoulder injury. He allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas last Sunday. Cleveland RHP Corey Kluber (3-1) pitched a six-hitter against the Mariners on opening day but lost 2-1 on Cruz’s two-run homer in the first inning.

“He’ll be the focal point of our offense,” Gruden said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “He has tremendous quickness. He’s smart, versatile and he’s a gamer. He likes the bright lights, and he’ll be the headliner in our offense.”

Cooper, selected by the Raiders as a 2015 first-round pick, had a breakout first two seasons. In his first year with the NFL, Cooper compiled 72 receptions for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. He followed up that performance with an even bigger season in 2016, tallying 83 catches for 1,153 yards and five touchdowns.

Cooper didn’t have quite as strong of a 2017 campaign, though, as he missed two games to an ankle injury.

Vick acknowledges that it can be difficult coaching when you were a high-performing player.

“It’s going to be a challenge,” he said. “Even when I’m coaching kids at football camps, ages 11-17, I’m very strict in regards to the learning curve. Every guy is different, and I have to understand that. Can’t be as hard or combative with certain guys as I would like, but it’s all about being patient. My coaches were very patient with me. And I did the hard work. And as long as that goes hand in hand, we can see eye to eye, and we’ll develop good football players.”

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh mentioned in threatening tweets

University of Michigan police are investigating threatening tweets that tagged head football coach Jim Harbaugh, a department spokesperson confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Police were made aware of a string of Twitter posts Monday night from one account that mentioned Michigan’s open carry law for firearms as well as “calling the morgue.” Harbaugh’s Twitter handle was tagged as part of the string of posts.

“Safety is always our No. 1 priority,” Overton said. “I can’t go into any details about it, but that is our No. 1 priority.”

He’s got a chance. He’s been flirting with winning in his return, which is mind-blowing when he’s only played a handful of tournaments after being inactive in essence for two years. Is his game sharp? Yes. Are there still some loose shots every now and then? Yes. That happens to everybody. Is the golf world surprised to see that Tiger had been able to get his swing speed and his game back up to a competitive level like this this quickly? Yes. Did I think Tiger would never do this again? No. I said, “Never rule him out. You never know with him.” There’s something about him that’s unique. This guy is a once-in-a-century performer. Don’t ever tell him he can’t do something.

Buck and Aikman seem to be in a very strong negotiating position with the advertising upfronts at the end of May. Fox wants to have its broadcast team in place by then, because it has paid $3.3 billion for five years to have the Thursday night game and wants to make it a marquee event. While NFL ratings have declined in recent years, “Thursday Night Football” routinely wins the night by large margins. The NFL is still by far the No. 1 property on TV.

In trying to add buzz in the booth, Fox just made a strong run at Manning for Thursdays. Fox was willing to bid high for Manning, which means that Buck and Aikman will reasonably be able to ask for more money to do the extra games. Manning also turned down ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”

Buck and Aikman would remain Fox’s No. 1 team on Sundays, but their schedule could possibly be lightened by having some Sundays off. Buck already misses three NFL Sundays because he does the World Series and League Championship Series. He also is Fox’s lead voice on its golf coverage.jets_061

DeMarco Murray scheduled to visit Dolphins

Free agent running back DeMarco Murray continues to make the rounds, looking for a new home.

Murray will visit the Dolphins on Sunday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. The Dolphins are in search of a running back to pair with Kenyan Drake.

Lucas, a sixth-round pick in 2016, began last season on Miami’s practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on October 3. He has ed in 19 games over the past two seasons.

The New York Giants reportedly won’t be going quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick — unless their preferred option is available.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan, USC quarterback Sam Darnold is the only quarterback the Giants would take unless general manager Dave Gettleman goes against the advice of his scouting staff.

The Giants and Washington had interest in Sullivan.

Sullivan, 32, and Andrew Whitworth brought stability to the Rams’ offensive line last season.

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Didnt know he had a voice too…..Trading a player just because there are flaws his game is a bad cycle that becomes repeatable all too easily.You’ve got to get the top prospects into some kind of pool.After every play he didn’t play much but after every play when I come back to the sideline he has something for me: adjustment, a tip, something that helps me, something that he saw that I didn’t. We’ve got winning options, Banister said.

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons aren’t expected to do much at all in the market, focusing on their own guys as the market prepares to open tomorrow afternoon.49ers_174

Seahawks sign ex-Rams starting SS Maurice Alexander

The Seahawks are restocking their roster on a Friday night when no one is noticing.

Their characteristic activity in the secondary waves of free agency was in full swing late Friday with two evening signings, doubling what they had for the week. After adding wide receiver Jaron Brown from Arizona, the Seahawks signed 2017 Los Angeles Rams starting strong safety Maurice Alexander.

President Trump escalated his assault on federal law enforcement agencies Saturday while one of his attorneys argued that the controversial firing of a top FBI official was reason to end the Justice Department special counsel’s expansive Russia investigation.

He rebounded with a 173-rush, 766-yard performance (4.4 YPC) with the Eagles last season to prove he hadn’t yet lost a step. He was even better in the Super Bowl, where he ran for 90 yards and a touchdown to thwart his former team and bring Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title.

Both the Eagles and Patriots surrounded him with more dynamic runners who could have a bigger impact in the passing game, allowing Blount to do what he does best — crash through the line and punish would-be tacklers.

Thanks to a trade with the Houston Texans during the 2017 NFL Draft, the Browns are also set up with two top-five picks after Houston finished the season 4-12 with a Week 17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. That locked up the No. 4 pick for the Browns, just behind the Giants (No. 2) and the Colts (No. 3).

The first 20 picks were decided in Week 17, but the final 12 weren’t be determined until the playoffs were through. The four teams eliminated in the Wild Card round own picks 21-24, and so on until the Super Bowl loser, the New England Patriots, pick No. 31 and the Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles that get the No. 32 pick.

There were three ties for spots in the draft order, but only the 49ers and Raiders went to a coin flip to decide. The 49ers won and will pick No. 9 while the Raiders get the 10th pick. The ties between Washington and Green Bay, and Dallas and Detroit were decided by a tiebreaker of records against common opponents in the NFC.

Enter Sammy Watkins.patriots_303

Sabres, Senators focused on finishing strong

Fans of the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres could be pulled in different directions Thursday night when the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference get together at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Senators (23-32-10) are 15th in the Eastern Conference and sit three points ahead of the last-place Sabres (21-35-11).

With both teams sporting poor records, fans of each team could be rooting for their team to lose with the hope of finishing behind the other at the end of the season, increasing their chances of winning the NHL draft lottery and getting the first pick in the draft.

Craig Anderson, who helped the Senators to a 3-2 overtime win against the Dallas Stars on the road Monday with 31 saves, will start for the Senators against the Sabres.

Senators coach Guy Boucher said he is always concerned about how his team plays in the first game at home after a road trip. The Senators are coming off a week-long road trip to Washington, Las Vegas, Arizona and Dallas during which they went 2-2-0.

“It doesn’t matter who it is the first game after a road trip,” he said. “It’s always tough. We approach the game the same way. Whether it’s Buffalo or anybody else, they’ve won some big games lately, against Toronto the other day, so they are also playing better. We need to be ready no matter who it is (Thursday). The fight is the first game back after a road trip, it’s reality.”

Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki said games between two teams this low in the standings at this time of year can sometimes deliver some good hockey.

“This time of year, when you get teams that are, for all intents and purposes, kind of eliminated, they tend to play a little bit looser,” Borowiecki said. “Sometimes that can translate into good hockey. You’re kind of missing that mental pressure, that emotional pressure. It can make a difference sometimes.”

Dan Bylsma still marvels at Sidney Crosby’s processing power.

He coached Crosby with the Pittsburgh Penguins for six seasons, winning the Stanley Cup with in him 2009. During that span, he watched a naturally gifted hockey player become the best of his generation through his work ethic and aptitude for the game.packers_154

Karlsson nets two goals, Vegas beats Canucks, 6-3

Just prior to the game, the Golden Knights were in fact involved in a three-team deal with Ottawa and Pittsburgh in which Vegas gave up American Hockey League prospect Tobias Lindberg. In turn, the Golden Knights will receive Penguins forward Ryan Reaves and a fourth-round pick from the Canucks. The deal also sent Senators center Derick Brassard to the Penguins, who sent defenseman Ian Cole, goalie prospect Filip Gustavsson and draft picks to the Senators.

While the trade deadline is Monday at Noon eastern, several of the Golden Knights said the team is too focused on their playoff push to worry about major moves affecting the roster.

Assuming any team that trades for McDonagh needs him to be at the top of its depth chart, he could be in for a huge leap in fantasy value. When he was the lone Rangers offensive-defenseman last season, he had 25 points in his first 38 games of the season before a January slump that led to the team acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk in the offseason. Just don’t expect a huge boost in statistics if McDonagh is traded to a team where he isn’t the clear top dog on the blue line.

The Ravens, with a little more than $2 million in cap space, would need to make a few expected cuts to fit Graham. But with Benjamin Watson entering either free agency or retirement at age 37, there’s a void to reinstall pop at the position for Joe Flacco.

Baltimore had a top-10 red zone offense because of its power running game, but it could use another, more dynamic receiving threat for all over the field.

The Falcons’ red-zone offense could use a quick boost as their playoff window remains open. Austin Hooper hasn’t yet exploded as a receiver as expected, and Levine Toilolo is a pure blocker. Matt Ryan could another use another veteran finisher in the Tony Gonzalez mold with the team still struggling to get Julio Jones in the end zone consistently.

He’s still a young corner with an upward trajectory, as he proved he can handle being outside more and more throughout his all-around breakout season. The Bears should want to keep him for Vic Fangio.bears_121

The schedule is too hard. They still have to play the Patriots, Chiefs, Cowboys and Eagles.

Let’s now visit Elvin Bethea, the great Houston Oilers defensive tackle. Before his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame he admitted he no longer watches NFL games because all the post-play showboating and hassles resemble “pro wrestling.”

That was in 2003. In 2017, Commissioner Roger Goodell actually has encouraged more garbage as a matter of “spontaneous fun,” including the contrived kind, more rehearsed than plays in the playbook.

So in the second quarter of Monday night’s game against Detroit, rookie tight end Evan Engram, college man — former captain of Ole Miss — caught his first NFL touchdown then did a groin-thrusting me-dance ending with him standing at attention while conspicuously and vulgarly cupping his crotch.

They’ll look back and lament losing to the Ravens, Broncos and Chargers in consecutive weeks.

Usually, coaches don’t want their quarterbacks to run the ball for fear of injury. In the case of the Panthers and Newton, his production running the ball has a direct correlation to the team’s success.

“Prime Time” had a flare for the dramatic. He once showed up for training camp riding a Mercedes-Benz golf cart. The high-stepping showboat you couldn’t keep your eyes off of, Sanders talked a lot of trash and was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. Perhaps no player had that kind of supreme confidence, and that, of course, attracted the haters.

Moss is the greatest vertical-threat receiver in NFL history, but it came with side effects. Like the time he bumped a Minneapolis traffic cop with his vehicle, which spawned the catch-phrase, “Straight cash, homey.” Moss left the field early, squirted a ref with a water bottle and faux-mooned Packers fans. He knew how to piss people off — fans, teammates, coaches, anybody. Still, hell of a player that’s who is pretty good as an analyst on Sundays.

“That was one of the more fun days. We had such crazy stuff,” he said. “I can’t tell you the last time a player went to the locker room when he wasn’t ejected [the Chiefs’ Peters, after his flag toss], and then came back with no socks. We haven’t had that before. Not to promote illegal hits, but we had Rob Gronkowski with the flying elbow and Tom Brady yelling at Josh McDaniels. We had the yarmulkes. We had Tarik Cohen’s crazy play, who by the way isn’t Jewish.”

Tom Savage’s versatility at QB was on display Monday night in Baltimore.

Can the Bengals come up with a big performance Sunday in Baltimore to knock the Ravens from playoff contention and, if the speculation about Coach Marvin Lewis’s future is accurate, send him off with a victory?

Of course, signing recently reclassified stud quarterback J.T. Daniels was huge for the Trojans, but there’s no question that USC has to sign a strong offensive line class. Right now, the Trojans have signed the nation’s No. 2 center prospect and an ESPN 300 member in Justin Dedich and three-star Liam Douglass, who some around the program think is one of the most athletic linemen USC has signed in years. — Aschoff

He threw two interceptions and lost a fumble, showing that he is equally adept at various means of committing a turnover. Don’t ever forget that the Texans thought that Savage, and not Deshaun Watson, was the best option as their Opening Day starter.

The Lions and 49ers got together for a trade on Thursday, with guard Laken Tomlinson heading to San Francisco in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 draft.

Tomlinson was selected No. 28 overall in 2015 by the Lions but never lived up to that billing, failing to establish himself as a quality starter in his two years in Detroit. He’ll serve as a depth piece in the interior of the 49ers line as they look to tap into the potential that the Lions obviously saw in Tomlinson as a prospect.

“The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” York said. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world. The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve them, closer together.”chargers_094