Saints LT Terron Armstead has torn labrum, could miss most of 2017 season


The New Orleans Saints offensive line woes deepened Friday with a report that Pro Bowl left tackle Terron Armstead will have surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport had the initial report and cited an unidentified source who indicates the expected timetable for Armstead’s return is 4-6 months. If accurate, that means he could miss anywhere from seven to 14 games.

Manager Joe Maddon was asked by Congressman Lou Barletta to address young Republicans at a luncheon, according to CSN Chicago.

“And then maybe something else will be in the making after that,” Maddon said Monday. “But for right now, the one thing I got in my back pocket is Louie.”

Maddon has been close friends with Barletta since they were children in Hazelton, Penn. Chances are, Barletta was able to secure a fun tour for Maddon and any other Cubs after the luncheon.

The Cubs’ last visit to the White House marked one of the final public events for President Barack Obama and his administration. In January, President Donald Trump took office and Cheap Jerseys And Jordans has only hosted the Patriots after their Super Bowl win.

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Defensive weaknesses would end up being Dallas’ downfall in the playoffs. The Cowboys’ pass defense was ranked 26th in the league last season, and it was lit up by Aaron Rodgers with 355 yards and two touchdowns in the divisional round. The secondary became a bigger need after Dallas lost Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr in free agency.

No one has had an answer for James lately.


James has largely been superhuman throughout his career, but even he has limits. James is 32 years old and has played more than 41,000 regular-season minutes and nearly 9,000 playoff minutes. He appeared to be visibly exhausted at times when he came to the bench, especially in the third quarter of Game 2. Averaging a triple-double and guarding one of the best scorers of all time can do that.

He dismissed any stamina issues when speaking to media members Wednesday, but James’ numbers from the second half of Game 2 show he may have to save something for the reserve tank.

That just didn’t happen nearly enough. But the Celtics are not alone. No one has had an answer for James lately.

“He’s been so special for us,” teammate Kevin Love said. “We know what he brings to this game as a whole, brings to this league, our organization. Every night he brings it for us, sets the tone, and it’s no different. There are so many different milestones and accolades that have come his way, and me being here for, this is my third year now, having seen him accomplish so much is truly special.”

These are heady times for James. He is in that rare career space in which he still has his peak athleticism while also reaching the heights of his mental ability. He can read a defense in an instant, and has the spring in his legs to react quickly. And against every defender he has faced, he has been able to create a mismatch — able to outthink as well as outperform.

“I have always been so impressed with his mental understanding Cheap International Soccer Jerseys of the game,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He’s always picking the matchup that he wants. It’s hard to believe, but he’s better than when I got into the league and I didn’t think he could get any better than that.”

Thunder’s Enes Kanter on daily death threats, not speaking to family and detainment


Enes Kanter made headlines this weekend when he sent a video from his Twitter account with the caption, “I’m being held at Romanian airport by Police!!.” Kanter has since returned home to the United States after what he called Monday during a conference call, “one of the craziest experiences I’ve had.”

The Thunder player detailed his struggles to “CBS This Morning” Monday by saying his struggles began when he was in Indonesia.

“I was sleeping around 2:30 or something and my manager knocked on my door. He said the Secret Service and the Indonesian army were looking for me because the Turkish government told them I was a dangerous man.

All-Star Kyrie Irving has been contacting some of his former Team USA Cheap Jerseys In Toronto teammates and letting them know that he might be willing to push for a trade, especially if he feels the Cavs’ run could end quickly with James able to opt out after next season.

Through back channels, Chicago would be one of the places that Irving would be interested to play.

Clearly the asking price for Irving would be too rich for what the Bulls have, and a third team would also have to be brought into that mix.
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“That gets everybody into it, and including our Cheap Jerseys In USA crowd, and we feed off that,” Love said. “We have always played well here, and we use that to our advantage.”

That was part of the remarkable shooting night. Kyrie Irving hit seven 3-pointers. J.R. Smith hit five, and LeBron James hit three. Those four starters shot a combined 21 of 37 — or 56.8 percent — on their 3-point attempts.

Former NFL QB Vince Young waived by Roughriders


Vince Young’s football career is once again on hold.

After the former NFL quarterback tore his hamstring last week, his CFL team — the Saskatchewan Roughriders — decided to waive him.

Young retired from the NFL in 2014 after he was released by the Browns. He was selected third overall in the 2006 NFL draft by the Titans, but the team released him in 2010 after a falling out with then-head coach Jeff Fisher.

Young has not played in a regular-season NFL game since 2011, when he appeared in six games with the Eagles.

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Jared Poche gets his first K of the game from Jonathan India. Can the Tigers minimize the damage in the first?

Greg Deichmann makes a potential run-saving catch in right field — Dalton Guthrie and JJ Schwartz advance to second and third, respectively.

DeMarcus Lawrence was only on the field for nine games last season due to injury and a suspension, but he should be healthy. Benson Mayowa, who led the team with six sacks last season, will also be back.

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NBA Finals: This 3-1 lead isn’t same game, and Warriors can prove it in Game 5


We’ll grab ahold of explanation as to how we got there and what comes next. Hours before Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday, pockets of midges, the bugs that once chewed up Joba Chamberlain’s neck in the 2007 ALDS, hovered in the alley leading into Quicken Loans Arena. The Kardashians showed up before tipoff. You could even point to Dwyane Wade’s getup. Anything could be an omen, but we’re back in a familiar place.

That’s the best answer. Golden State isn’t in trouble of any kind unless they whiff in Game 5. That’d put the series at 3-2, and Cleveland would be every bit as much as a tough out Cheap International Soccer Jerseys at home as they were in 2016. At that point, the momentum is flipped, and you’re still dealing with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Doesn’t that feel like last year?

How would the two teams fare when matched up against each other? We turned to the incredibly popular video game NBA 2K17 to find out.

The NBA 2K series has a great track record with its simulation engine. Last year, when rumors began to swirl that Kevin Durant might consider joining the Warriors, it showed that doing so would lead to an NBA title by beating the Cavs and an MVP award. This season, it predicted Warriors over Cavs at the start of the year and determined the most likely NBA Finals result would be a 4-1 series victory with Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys Durant winning Finals MVP. Can’t get more accurate than that.

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A stronger case can be made for McKay as the first overall selection if he were solely a first baseman, but the result would be the same: His stats would likely get him into the first round, but would fail to separate him from the other perceived first-round bats such as Virginia’s Pavin Smith, Vanderbilt’s Jeren Kendall or Missouri State’s Jake Burger, meaning Minnesota would, with millions on the line, go in another direction with their pick. hat McKay is a combination of these two scenarios, a first-round pitcher and first-round hitter, has created an illusion that has launched him from solid first-rounder to possible top-pick in the draft.

Alex Rodriguez apparently is expanding his burgeoning media empire.

Already gainfully employed as a full-time analyst at Fox Sports, Rodriguez Cheap Baseball Jerseys China has now agreed to a major deal to work with ABC News as well, the New York Post reports.

That means the man with 696 career home runs could soon be appearing on Good Morning America, World News Tonight or Nightline to discuss a variety of topics.

A source close to Rodriguez told the Post, Alex is interested in doing lifestyle, family-oriented programing, such as a piece on how much your kids should be working out, or business and personal-finance reports, like how to overhaul your bills.

Rodriguez’s work with Fox Sports has generally drawn rave reviews, thanks to his extensive knowledge of the game and polished on-camera presence. The 41-year-old will bank on the latter trait as he branches out to non-sports issues.

Tom Seaver to today’s power pitchers: ’Learn how to pitch’


Let me tell you a story about velocity, Seaver told Madden. Late in my career, with the White Sox, I didn’t throw as hard as I did with the Mets, but I knew how to pitch and I was still winning games. I did win 300, you know (chuckles). So this one game, I come back to the dugout after the first inning and Dave Duncan, our pitching coach, comes up to me and says: ‘You ain’t got s— today.’ I said to him, ‘I know that’ and then I pointed to the other dugout, and added, ‘but they don’t know that!’

Seaver, who led the National League in strikeouts five times, was a 12-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young winner. He helped the Mets win the World Series in 1969 and said players of his day did lift weights, but his focus was not on his upper body.

I was a legs guy, said Seaver, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. That’s where I got my power from. The only weight lifting I ever did was these light hand weights which a college teammate of mine from USC, Jerry Merz, introduced me to. I did ‘em almost my whole career. Never increased the weight. They were good for my back muscles, forearms and balance.

Hunter Strickland isn’t the only Giants player who will miss time following Monday’s benches-clearing brawl.

San Francisco outfielder Michael Morse is headed to the seven-day disabled list with a concussion suffered when he collided with teammate Jeff Samardzija during the eighth-inning melee.

After Strickland plunked Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper Best Cheap Jerseys From China on the hip with a 98-mph fastball, Harper charged the mound. Harper and Strickland exchanged punches and, as players from both teams ran onto the field, Morse and Samardzija ran into each other Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys head-on while coming to Strickland’s defense.

the Warriors and their 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals are poised to alter history.


Irving hits a driving layup late in the shot clock. Tied again, 10.7 to go. Celtics will have the final shot. TNT Alert!

After Horford puts Boston up by 3, J.R. Smith ties it with a 3. We have 35 seconds to play (at least).

Smart makes two of three, Irving misses, and now the Celts can expand the lead in the final minute. Boston calls a timeout with 54.9 to go in regulation.

Of all times to miss a wide-open 3: Love clanks one, and now Boston will go to the line for three with a chance to take the lead.

On Monday, the Warriors and their 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals are poised to alter history. And if they can, rest assured it will be a much greater lovefest than what happened with the last team that accomplished the feat, the 1974 Oakland A’s, a team defined not just by talent, but by dissension, strife and varying levels of embarrassment from top to bottom.

Suffice it to say, no matter the level of antipathy toward this year’s Golden State team, fueled mostly by the addition of superstar Kevin Durant to an already loaded roster, these Warriors can’t possibly match those roughhousing Athletics when it comes to antipathy. Heck, those A’s could not even stand themselves at times.

As The Sporting News’ Lowell Reidenbaugh commented after the A’s wrapped up Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale Game 5 vs. the Dodgers and their third straight World Series championship: “Peace Corps Cheap Hockey Jerseys candidates they are not.”

Indeed, on the day before that series began, two of the A’s biggest stars — Rollie Fingers, who would go on to be series MVP that year, and starting pitcher Blue Moon Odom — got into a scuffle over a comment Odom made about Fingers’ wife. Fingers came away with stitches in his head, and Odom sprained his ankle.

Melvin Mora’s sister-in-law shot to death in Brooklyn, suspect at large


Former Orioles star Melvin Mora and his family are mourning the death of the ex-player’s sister-in-law, Iveliss Alvarado-Genao, who was shot to death Friday night in Brooklyn.

Alvarado-Genao’s cousin, Richard Nunez, was at the gathering and heard gunfire on the street. He told the New York Daily News he looked out the window and saw Genao on the sidewalk with a gun in his hand.

He didn’t look scared, Nunez said. He just looked like someone (who) was determined to kill.

According to the Daily News, Genao has been arrested 14 times since 2005 and served two years in prison following an assault conviction in 2007. He remained on the run as of mid-day Monday and authorities are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

For the first time in his big league career, Mike Trout will Best Place For Cheap Jerseys miss extended time due to an injury.

The two-time AL MVP has elected to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a ulnar collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, the Angels announced Monday, after an MRI revealed the tear.

Trout left Sunday’s loss to the Marlins after jamming his left thumb while Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys completing a steal of second base. He tried to grasp the base to ensure he didn’t slide past it, but his left thumb became lodged against the bag.

Carlos Correa is a defensive wizard and this catch proves it


For one thing, you probably haven’t heard of many (any?) of the players who will be selected in the televised portion of the draft on MLB Network. And positions really aren’t very important because the players drafted aren’t likely to reach the major leagues anytime soon. The MLB Draft is much more of a long play, more than the NFL or the NBA, where teams are looking for immediate upgrades to next year’s roster at specific positions.

The MLB Draft is almost exclusively a best-player-available situation, with allowances for organizational preferences (college vs. prep players or pitchers vs. position players, etc.). But this is the thing to remember: The MLB Draft is every bit as important to your favorite team’s long-term success as any of the other sports, and it’s even more important now that there’s a hard cap on international spending.

You’re a wizard, Carlos.

There’s not much of a doubt that Carlos Correa is one of the better defensive shortstops in the game — let alone best all-around shortstops — but this play is a different level of ridiculous.

Going back on a blooper as an infielder is difficult, but Correa proved, eh, maybe not so much.

The way he contorts his body to get to the ball is impressive. And the ground he covered to make the catch makes it even more so.

Correa has been making all sorts of plays this season, heading back to his amazing glove work in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, where he played games at third base as opposed to his traditional home at shortstop.

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