Ian Kinsler lines a home run to left field in the top of the 3rd inning.


MINNEAPOLIS Albert Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and passed Stan Musial to move into sixth on the career RBI list with 1,951 (per Elias), helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 after a four-hour rain delay Saturday.

Pujols had three RBI to pass Stan Musial for sixth-most in baseball history with 1,954. Ian Kinsler had three hits for Los Angeles, which lost for the first time in seven games.

Minnesota’s Fernando Romero (3-2) had control issues from the outset, but managed to complete five innings to win for the first time in six starts. He allowed five hits and struck out five while throwing 94 pitches. Romero also hit two batters and threw two wild pitches.

Los Angeles starter Nick Tropeano (3-4) struggled for the second consecutive outing, allowing five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Tropeano allowed five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings last Monday against Kansas City.

Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, Mitch Garver doubled, Cave had an RBI single and Ehire Adrianza an RBI triple off Tropeano for a 4-3 Twins lead. Escobar had an RBI double two batters later against Cam Bedrosian.

Angels: C Martin Maldonado, who fouled a ball off his foot Friday, was back behind the plate. He was hit by a pitch in the second inning.

Twins: Brian Dozier got a day off with Escobar starting at 2B. … CF Byron Buxton (broken left big toe) and 1B Joe Mauer (neck/concussion) did some pregame base-running Sunday. Mauer also took batting practice and did some fielding. After the game, the team announced Mauer will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Rochester.

Angels: Open a three-game series Monday in Seattle with LHP Andrew Heaney (3-4, 3.12) scheduled to start against Mariners LHP Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 2.94).

Twins: RHP Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 4.24) is scheduled to get the ball Tuesday in Detroit to begin a six-game road trip. LHP Blaine Hardy (2-1, 3.66) is the scheduled Tigers starter.Albert Pujols passes Stan Musial on RBI list with 623rd career homer

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NBA coach Steve Kerr blasts idiotic NFL anthem policy


The NFL isn’t merely being criticized by pandering politicians or labor unions who weren’t consulted on their anthem policy compromise, they’re catching it from other sports as well.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted the NFL for its decision to mandate that players stand for the anthem or stay in the locker room, calling it typical of the way football does business.

The NBA also requires players to stand for the anthem, but professional basketball has also operated from a position of trust with its labor force, and a track record of social involvement and willingness to take stands. The NBA also consulted with players when formulating their anthem policy, which seemed to go a long way with labor.

Kerr and the Warriors are also used to sticking it to the man, as their invitation to the White House for winning last year’s NBA title was rescinded by Donald Trump after a number of players said they wouldn’t go. Kerr also referred to Trump as a blowhard, which gives him something in common with at least one NFL owner.

The response is what most would expect from players with pride in their games and we’ll likely hear similar musings in the months leading up to the start of the regular season. That’s when there will be an actual determination about how Dallas’ plan at receiver has worked out.

Ryan Tannehill will wear a brace to protect his twice-injured left knee

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season when he injured his left knee in December. He then missed the entire 2017 season when he injured the same knee in training camp. Now he thinks it’s time to protect that knee more carefully.

I’ll wear a brace, Tannehill said, via the Sun-Sentinel. It does nothing structurally. It’s purely to prevent what started that whole train wreck with my injury.

But that’s just for the season, when he’s at risk of getting hit. In the non-contact Organized Team Activities going on now, Tannehill is without a brace and says he can do everything he needs to do on the field.

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Packers sign Marcedes Lewis


Marcedes Lewis posted a photo on social media of him signing a contract with the Packers. The former Jaguars tight end will complement Jimmy Graham with his blocking, giving Green Bay a formidable 1-2 punch at the position.

The Jaguars released Lewis in March after they added free agent tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul. It ended a 12-year run in Jacksonville for Lewis, a first-round pick in 2006.

I didn’t want to downplay anything, Colton says of his dating history. I want to reassure you that the reason I’m here is I want to get to know you. Relationships are built on honesty and trust, and you will never have that doubt with me.

The team announced the addition of a new player to the group on Thursday. Kyle Wilson has been signed to the team after trying out during their recent rookie minicamp.

Wilson went undrafted in April after wrapping up his time at Arkansas State. He had 173 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and an interception over the last two seasons.

The move leaves the Eagles with 11 linebackers on the 90-man roster, although that number includes Worrilow so there are 10 competing for roles on the team this year.

Though Becca sees Colton as a catch, she can’t seem to shake the unnerving feeling.

I didn’t think it would be this hard early on, Becca says. It’s difficult knowing I have to break some hearts.

As Becca hands out the roses, Colton worries his time in the mansion is up.

I’m just hoping she can look past my past, he says.

As one of the new pieces inserted into the offensive-line puzzle, Omameh was not given a crash course documenting just how badly the line regressed last season. There are many, many reasons the Giants plummeted to 3-13, but a case can be made — and had been made — that the complete disintegration of the offensive line was the main culprit. As a result, there will be three new starters on the line and a fourth player, Ereck Flowers, is moving from left to right tackle in what is a near-complete overhaul.

To a man, everybody who is in that O-line room and everybody that’s going to be on that field playing offensive line, we understand what the job is and we feel that we’ll be fully capable of getting that job done, Omameh said.

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Monty Grow gets nearly 22-year prison sentence


Former NFL player Monty Grow was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison and ordered to pay about $18 million in restitution for a health care fraud scheme, the Associated Press reports.

Defensive end J.J. Watt, who wasn’t with the team when the inmates hit the fan last year, admitted that conversations have since occurred among the players. We’ve talked about it in the locker room amongst some of the guys, Watt told reporters. That’s the most important thing, is we’re handling it amongst each other. We speak openly and freely in the locker room. What I said a while back still stands today, is that there have been a lot of conversations and dialogues that have been opened up in the locker room that haven’t been there before. I’ve learned a lot of things and I’ve definitely had conversations that we’ve never had before.

Lastly, I asked Borland how much football he now watches.

I don’t watch football at all, he said. Not out of protest or anger. Just hard-earned apathy.

Mike White could fit with the Patriots as well, and he might be available later in the draft than Lauletta or Falk.

Similar to Falk, he has the size (6’4 and 225 pounds) and arm strength to power the ball downfield. And similar to Lauletta, he’s accurate, as he completed 67.3 percent of his pass attempts for Western Kentucky in 2016 and 65.7 in 2017. In both of those seasons, White finished with 4,100-plus passing yards, and he shined in 2016 while averaging 10.5 yards per throw.

Given his glacial 40-yard dash time of 5.09 seconds at the scouting combine, White will never be mistaken for a track star. But after nearly three full seasons of starting experience, he has a refined pocket presence and knows how to avoid pressure.

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Jacksonville Jaguars unveil new old-school look


The Jacksonville Jaguars led the Nike uniform revolution five years ago with a unique, somewhat controversial look, capped by a two-toned helmet.

Say goodbye to excess, Jacksonville.

What began as a hashtag is becoming just that: a movement. And that’s the phrasing Griffin prefers. A movement implies he’s far from finished. He knows he’s inspiring every kid with any type of birth defect. (I’ll set the path for them, and they’ll just walk it.) He knows he can change the world. (When people see me on the field, they’ll think, Wow, he’s really doing this.) Whereas a feel-good story is flowery and abstract, a movement never sleeps.

But a movement could also die off if Griffin doesn’t play on Sundays.

In an epic 10th frame, Golden strings together three straight strikes and yells, That’s how you end it! to hand Griffin the L, 152 to 138. Not that Griffin caught the heroics. He was sprawled on top of that circular cushion with his brother, tapping through Instagram, in a state of relaxation. Sad case, he says, smiling, before walking off and perching a leg atop the back of another couch to relax.

Maybe the Giants like what they have in 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb, but they’re not sold he’s the guy of the future, it’d make sense for the team to search for that guy [checks watch] right about now.

Of course, it’s possible Gettleman is saying all this with the knowledge he isn’t interested in taking Saquon Barkley at No. 2 and that he’s in the market for a quarterback. It’s lying season, after all.

But if it’s an act, Gettleman played the role of Football Guy Who Wants To Win Super Bowl 23 Instead Of Super Bowl 53 convincingly.

Over his mild hip injury, left-hander CC Sabathia came off the 10-day to start and allowed two unearned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Pitching for the first time since April 6, Sabathia was pulled from a 2-2 game with a runner on first and one out in the Blue Jays due to his pitch count being at 71.

After batting third in the Yankees’ first 16 games, Giancarlo Stanton dropped to cleanup and was 1-for-3 with an infield single and walk.

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Lions’ T.J. Lang ready to leave last season’s injuries behind


Allen Park — Detroit Lions guard T.J. Lang spent half of last season on the injury report, but unlike the previous two years, none of those issues lingered into the offseason or required surgery.

I can’t make any predictions here, but this is the first time I’ve done an offseason workout in three years, so I’m definitely excited about that, Lang said during a Thursday press conference.

As Lang noted, the Lions’ line struggled with durability and production. Because of injuries, the team started 10 different combinations last year. And while not entirely the fault of the blocking, the ground game and pass protection both struggled. The Lions finished last in the NFL in rushing and quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked 47 times, a career-high.

That faith proved misplaced as the team finished last in the league in rushing, both yards per game and yards per carry. Ameer Abdullah struggled in his first full season as the lead back, averaging a career-low 3.3 yards, ultimately leading to a decreased role down the stretch.

Shortly after the conclusion of the season, Quinn vowed to add competition at the position. He did so in free agency, picking up 250-pound LeGarrette Blount. The accomplished veteran brings a short-yardage element the Lions have lacked in recent years, but at 31 years old, probably isn’t going to be a guy taking 20 handoffs per week.

Given some of the other issues in the ground game, namely the blocking, and upcoming adjustments to the scheme, it’s not inconceivable the Lions attempt to make it work with the tailback collective they currently have under contract. But with such a deep, talented prospect pool, and little long-term security at the position beyond this season (Abdullah and Blount’s contracts expire at the end of this upcoming season), it wouldn’t be the best approach.

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One team executive on meeting with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley: Barkley is a Boy Scout.


The executive explained it this way: Everything in the interview was, ‘Yes, sir. No, sir.’ His answers were detailed and unrehearsed. He’s the real deal in every possible way. 

How impressed was he? This executive thinks Barkley goes first overall to Cleveland.

One thing I’ve been hearing from team sources around the league is that they think the first round of the draft won’t feature much drama in terms of trades. 

There’s a lot of trade talk right now between franchises, but in the end, these sources say, the trading will be minimal. The reason? They don’t see these quarterbacks as valuable enough to make big moves.

There is some buzz out there among team sources I’ve spoken to that this is the season we see Winston finally break out. I heard some of that last year but not to the extent I am this offseason.

The unforced errors are the big thing with Winston, and there was some positive momentum on them last season. His interceptions per game went from 0.94 in 2015 to 1.13 in 2016 to 0.85 in 2017, while his completion percentage increased from 58.3 to 60.8 to 63.8.

Beyond that, we also get the standard Cowboys and Lions home games, with Detroit and Dallas hosting divisional opponents in Chicago and Washington. It’s a divisional feast!

Revenge. Glorious revenge. What could possibly be more rewarding than vanquishing a foe by way of expert retaliation? We’re talking profound justice, baby!

With the release of the 2018 NFL schedule, we’re now privy to a host of matchups that offer the opportunity of glorious payback for teams and players with business to settle. Take this soap opera drama crossed with manly gridiron action and shoot it into in my veins.

It’s a bit obscured by history now, but the Falcons were probably one Julio Jones slip away from knocking off the eventual Super Bowl champion Eagles in their own building during the Divisional Playoffs. Let’s jump in the time machine, shall we?

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While Vince McMahon promises to bring back a revamped XFL in 2020, a son of McMahon’s partner in the original short-lived XFL venture said his football league will come first. And some big NFL names will be involved.

Charlie Ebersol, who directed a documentary on the XFL that aired last year as part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, announced Tuesday that his league, the Alliance of American Football, plans to debut Feb. 9, 2019, the week after Super Bowl LIII. The season will run 10 weeks and will have 50-man teams.

Unlike McMahon, whose announcement came without a media plan, Ebersol said that his league, made up of players who didn’t make the cut for the NFL, will have the initial game and the championship game on CBS and one matchup per week on CBS Sports Network. Other games will be available on the league’s app, which Ebersol said promises to integrate live fantasy play into the broadcasts.

He will make the most money and be under the most intense scrutiny. But he cannot do it alone.

Well, I think that it’s going to be a whole group effort,Solder said Friday. I don’t think one particular player is going to change the whole thing, so with everyone that is already there that I know and anyone that is coming in, we’re just going to have to work as hard as we can. It’s going to be an uphill process, and that’s not saying anything about the past. It’s just that the NFL is a difficult, difficult league, and we’re going to have to be the best that we can be to perform at a high level.

In his seven years with the Patriots, Solder has known only winning, and the Giants expect him to bring some of that formula for success with him.

The biggest thing about winning as a player is understanding what it takes to win,general manager Dave Gettleman said, and the understanding that the guys on the other side of the field are getting paid to play, too. That is one thing that Nate definitely understands. The Patriots have a very demanding culture up there, which we’re going to have as well. So it won’t be any surprise to Nate. At the end of the day, he certainly can show people what is required, the preparation and the work to win.

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Garza, Cook lead Iowa past Wisconsin 85-67


For once, Iowa was the aggressor.

The result was a much-needed win over a long-time rival and, finally, some hope that the next six weeks might not be so bleak after all.

Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67 on Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Iowa was without guard Brady Ellingson and forward Ryan Kriener, both of whom missed the game with concussions. It hardly affected the Hawkeyes, as their starters scored 68 points. Cook turned his ankle late in the second half, but McCaffery said he could have returned should Iowa have needed him too. For once, it didn’t.

Jordan Bohannon had 13 points and 11 assists for Iowa, and Cordell Pemsl scored 11 with seven boards. …Wisconsin was 4 of 18 on 3s and got outrebounded 41-32. …The Hawkeyes, who entered play with one of the worst Power Five defenses in America, held the Badgers to 40 percent shooting for its biggest win by margin of victory in the series since 1997.

I thought Luka was great. Happ’s an All-American and Luka is a freshman, McCaffery said. I thought Luka slid his feet really well and made it tough for him.

The River Hawks extended their 33-28 halftime lead with an 8-2 run to start the second half with a 3-point play and a jumper by Jahad Thomas and a 3-pointer from Gantz.

J.C. Show hit a 3 to bring Binghamton within 46-40 with 14:37 to play, but UMass Lowell used a 9-2 run to extend the margin to 59-46 with a layup from Gantz. The Bearcats closed the deficit to five with a 10-2 run before Harris hit a 3 and followed with a jumper and Binghamton couldn’t get closer thereafter.

Thomas scored 14 points and Ryan Jones 10 for UMass Lowell (7-12, 1-5), which shot 54.5 percent (30 of 55).

Show led Binghamton (10-11 1-5) with 26 points. Everson Davis scored 15 and Thomas Bruce added 13 with a career-high 19 rebounds.

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Five worst halftime shows in Super Bowl history


There have been some really great Super Bowl halftime performances, but there have also been some really awful ones, too.

Here are the five worst Super Bowl halftime performances in the history of the big game:

Cold Play’s Super Bowl 50 performance wasn’t terrible, it just underwhelmed and lacked spectacle. The band was collectively treated like a footnote and eventually dismissed as an opening act for, who had an electric performance with Bruno Mars and stole the show.

This season, he reached career highs in receptions (102, fourth in the NFL) and yards (1,393, third, behind only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones). His catches were a franchise record, and the only player in Chargers history with more receiving yards in a season is Hall of Famer Lance Alworth.

They did a really good job of trying to run you off the 3-point line, Harden said. So that was kind of tough for us tonight, but defensively that second half we locked up, controlled the game and that was it.

Whiteside led the Heat with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The team was missing Goran Dragic for the second straight game because of a bruised left knee.

They finished and finished in high fashion, making shots, and we struggled to get clean looks on the other end, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Houston was at full strength for the first time in a while with Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green back after serving two-game suspensions for an altercation with the Clippers. Ariza had three points and five rebounds in 29 minutes, but Green did not play.

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