Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Sunday against Yankees, Mike Scioscia says

Angels starting pitcher/slugger Shohei Ohtani will not pitch Sunday against the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka as originally expected.

Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that the Angels will push back Ohtani’s next start, sighting workload management. There is no word on when Ohtani will next pitch, but he will remain available to hit.

As a pitcher, Ohtani is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings this season. He has struck out at least six batters in six of his seven starts.

Strickland made headlines last season when he hit Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper on the hip with a 98 mph fastball, which sparked a benches-clearing incident. It was the first time Strickland had faced Harper since Harper hit two home runs off of him in the 2014 National League Division Series.

Strickland was ultimately suspended six games by Major League Baseball for his role in the brawl, which ended with him being dragged to the Giants’ dugout by several of his teammates.

Bochy said Strickland had shown maturity and made progress by keeping his emotions in check since last year’s fight with Harper.

I think he [punched the door] when he came out of the game, but we didn’t know about it, Bochy said. I didn’t know about it until I got home.

Miller’s pitch count did reach 78 in his most recent turn (June 16, in high-A), and the Miami Marlins’ worst-in-baseball 3.55 runs-per-game average and pitching-friendly home ballpark make him an appealing option in deep-mixed (think at least 12 teams) and NL-only leagues. He’s not as appealing as two other two-start pitchers who have made recent returns from the disabled list, Michael Soroka (CIN, @STL) and Joey Lucchesi (@TEX, PIT), but he’s also available in a much larger percentage of ESPN leagues, roughly 95 percent to Soroka’s 65 percent and Lucchesi’s 80 percent.

Clayton Kershaw (DL: back) is on track to rejoin the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation on Saturday, and therefore, pitch Thursday at home against the Chicago Cubs, assuming all goes well on June 23. While his name value will propel him into the vast majority of fantasy lineups, these are among the worst circumstances for him for our purposes. Besides it being a one-start week, the Cubs represent one of the 10 toughest matchups for an opposing pitcher — productivity, patience and above-average contact — and Kershaw’s pitch count seems likely to be limited after being scheduled for only 60 in his rehab start.

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And Mitchell knows a thing or two about spotting running back talent before everyone else does.

I told David Johnson the same thing, Mitchell said.

McGuire, a sixth-round pick in 2017, played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette. He had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons there, adding a high of 468 receiving yards in 2014. For the Jets, McGuire had 315 rushing yards as a rookie, with an average of 3.6 yards.

I know that rookie year, Fournette said. It’s a long season from the draft then to minicamp and then to [training] camp and then the season. It’s a long process.

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Low because it’s something he’s been dealing with for a while and doesn’t feel it pitching, Cashman said.

Asked if Chapman could make it worse, Cashman said, Hope not. Not gonna jinx myself and say it can’t get worse. He just felt it more than normal. It’s something we’ve been dealing with him. He’s obviously able to go, as long as he feels he can pitch, and he’s certainly pitching very effectively.

If the knee gets to the point where Boone might have to curtail Chapman’s work load or shut him down, the Yankees have bullpen depth but nobody in Chapman’s class. They had 17 saves as a staff entering Saturday night’s action. The only other reliever with a save was David Robertson, who with Dellin Betances and Chad Green would give Boone late-game options if needed.

Cowboys lack a true No. 1 receiver but insist that doesn’t matter

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Me, I’m not coming off my best year. That’s the same with Beas. He didn’t have his best year last year. Same with TWill [Terrance Williams] and Tavon [Austin]. The list goes on. We’re not coming off our best year. Being young guys coming into the league, you’ve got something to prove. That’s not our main motivation, but it does add fuel to the fire.

The Cowboys’ projected top-six receivers have one 1,000-yard season among them. Hurns, Deonte Thompson, Beasley, Williams, Noah Brown and third-round pick Michael Gallup have combined for 754 receptions for 9,692 yards and 65 touchdowns. (Austin, who will play receiver and running back, has 194 receptions for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.)

Chances are the Cowboys won’t have a 1,000-yard receiver for the fourth consecutive season. They have not had one since Bryant earned All-Pro honors with 1,320 receiving yards in 2014.

Prescott likes spreading Mike Piazza Youth Jersey the ball around and figures to do that again this season.

Diggs said he’ll only take two days off after the Vikings’ minicamp before jumping back into his own training regimen before the Vikings’ training camp opens on July 27. He’s focused on getting better, and his contract will come whenever it comes.

So it’s a six-year, $84 million extension, giving the contract a new-money value of $14 million. That’s more than the $13.3 million average given by the Jaguars to guard Andrew Norwell earlier this year.

And even with an apples-to-apples comparison based on value at signing, the seven-year, $93.341 million deal (Martin was due to make $9.341 million this year) has an annual average of $13.33 million.

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At least, that’s the belief among some NFL teams, who claim they’ve never seen so many prominent players involved in contract disputes.

In Pittsburgh, there’s running back Le’Veon Bell, who could hold out well into training camp. Falcons receiver Julio Jones skipped a mandatory minicamp, and I’ve been told by numerous sources that he wants to be the highest-paid receiver in football.

In L.A., Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald skipped OTAs and this week’s mandatory minicamp. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Arizona running back David Johnson also were missing this week as they both pressed for new contracts. And though Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. did show up for camp this week, he likewise wants a new deal.

Finally, there’s Aaron Rodgers. The star Packers quarterback appears headed for a contract extension before the season, but not without Womens Karl Mecklenburg Jersey having voiced some concerns in the offseason over the direction of the organization.

There’s probably about 12 of us that are going to get together in the month of July, and he’ll certainly be a part of that, Ryan said of Jones, via ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. We’ll have an extended period where we get some work together. You know, that’s something that we’ve done in the past. The past couple of years, we were down in Miami.

This year is a little bit later due to kind of my offseason, but we’ll still have that chance to work together. And I think that will be really productive for us.

Ryan recently had twins, pushing back his offseason timeline.

Jones has stayed away from Falcons workouts as he hopes to rework his contract with three years left on the deal.

Ryan’s expectations that his top wideout will show for private work underscores how Jones absence from minicamp means little in the grand scheme of the Falcons ‘ season. Jones’ only leverage is to withhold his services from the team to prove a point. Snubbing his quarterback next month would be a different brand of holdout.

Antonio Brown blames media ‘pressure’ for his absence from Steelers OTAs

Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers may be the best wide receiver in the NFL.

He’s coming off an NFL-record fifth consecutive season with at least 100 receptions. But with that comes more than just respect from his peers and adulation from millions of football fans around the country.

Safety Stefan McClure, defensive tackle Christian Ringo and defensive tackle Toby Johnson all came up empty, as did Martin and tight end Luke Willson, who came close with two warning-track shots.

Rudock also hit an inside-the-park home run and helped turn a double play during the game to earn MVP honors. And he did it all with his last name misspelled as Ruddock on the back of his jersey — with the extra ‘D’ eventually being crossed out in marker.

… In an effort to avoid a Clay Matthews situation, a pitching machine was used during the home run derby and a protective net was placed in front of the mound during the game.

Matthews, the Green Bay Packers linebacker, was struck in the face by a line drive and broke his nose while pitching in a charity softball game last week.

Bush was playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he was pushed out of bounds during a game on Nov. 1, 2015, at what was then the Edward Jones Dome, now known as the Dome at America’s Center. He slipped on a surface that the lawsuit dubbed the concrete ring of death, about 35 feet (11 meters) behind the 49ers’ bench.

Bush suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The lawsuit contended the injury undermined his earnings as a player for the rest of his career. He signed with Buffalo in 2016 and retired in 2017. Now 33, he works as an analyst for the NFL Network.

Reggie lost his ability to do what he loved, and to bargain for a contract that he worked his entire life for, Bush’s lawyer Tim Cronin said during closing statements. These players get chewed up. They only have so many chances.

Bush also sued public agencies that own and operate the dome, but a judge dismissed them from the suit last week after ruling that the team had control of game-day operations.

Just a week before Bush’s injury, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown slid across the same concrete stretch and injured his shoulder.

The concrete surface in the dome was covered with rubber padding two weeks after Bush was injured.

JT Riddle followed with an RBI single for the Marlins’ only two hits of the game.

I thought we chased a lot of balls down, a lot of easy outs, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Obviously these guys know (how Richard pitches) so his movement was probably pretty good today.
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San Diego has come close to a no-hitter a few times this season.

But you’re hoping no ball rolls through, he said. There was no play anybody could have made on that one. So at least it’s not one of those where a guy is going home after the play thinking I could Colin White Authentic Jersey have made a diving play on it, he said.

Brad Hand pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances, closing a game that took 2 hours, 24 minutes.

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer as the last-place Padres won a fourth consecutive series for the first time since August 2015. Hosmer hit his eighth home run and went 5 for 12 in the three-game set in front of family and friends, including about 60 on Sunday.

It means a lot, it definitely does, Hosmer said. It definitely gives me a little more energy every time I come home to Florida and get to play in front of them.

Ohtani also is batting .289 with six home runs and 20 RBIs as baseball’s most successful two-way player in decades. The designated hitter has cooled off only slightly after an impressive start at the plate, batting .257 with two homers since April.

Eppler acknowledged that if Ohtani were only a hitter, he probably would be able to keep playing with such an injury.

But that’s not his circumstance, and that’s not how we want to utilize the player, Eppler said. It was determined that any unique swing or variability [in Ohtani’s elbow] could impose some small percentage increase in risk, so that’s why we’re going to give it the three-week time period right now to assess and then make a determination at that time.

The Angels have tried to keep Ohtani fresh by giving Authentic Marlon Mack Jersey him at least a week of mound rest between his pitching starts, adhering to a disciplined plan drawn up by Eppler. Although Ohtani was eager for more playing time, the Angels didn’t want to rush him into a frantic pace in his first big-league season.

Among pitchers with at least five starts this season, Ohtani has the third-highest average velocity on fastballs (96.8 mph) behind Luis Severino and Noah Syndergaard (both 97.6), according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Watch: Johnny Manziel throws first CFL touchdown pass

It didn’t take long for former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel to get back into the rhythm of playing football.
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Manziel, 25, signed a two-year contract with the Tiger-Cats last month.

All told, from the time he signed with the St. Louis organization in 1942, Schoendienst spent over 75 years in professional baseball. Schoendienst was baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer when he died Wednesday at age 95. As of this writing, funeral arrangements have not been announced, but presumably he will be laid to rest during Sean Kuraly Jersey the coming week.

I know what Julian Edelman posted on Instagram in the wake of the suspension news (I don’t know what happened) came off as a little weird, but there is an explanation for it. I was told Edelman’s result was triggered by a substance that wasn’t immediately recognizable, and there are scientists analyzing it. And as to the timing, the test did happen during the offseason (a couple months ago), which means it’s not for any kind of stimulant. You might remember the rash of players saying they got popped for Adderall—the rules have changed now so that offseason use of stimulants falls under the substances of abuse policy, rather than the PED policy.

In his full statement, Edelman said: I am very sorry — I don’t know what happened. I’ve taken many, many tests obviously over the course of my career, and nothing like this has ever happened. I apologize to the Kraft family, my coaches, teammates and fans. As this matter is being appealed, I can’t say anymore but no matter what, I will be ready to play and pursue another championship with our team and for Patriots fans around the world.

If the suspension stands, Edelman will miss the first four games of the 2018 season against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions and Dolphins. But, as Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer said, the suspension shouldn’t hurt New England too much.

Cowboys’ Jones: Trump intends to win anthem debate

Cowboys’ Jones: Trump intends to win anthem debate More President Donald Trump intends to be on the winning side of the national anthem debate. That is what Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a sworn deposition as part of Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL owners, according to an article published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal. Jones said Trump made it clear he was very concerned about players who were protesting during the national anthem. This is a very winning, strong issue for me,Trump told Jones, according to the deposition. Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.The anthem debate has created a firestorm ever since Kaepernick declined to kneel for it during the 2016 preseason.
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Chancellor turned 30 years old earlier this offseason and is likely exiting his physical prime, but feels like he is still in top form as far as performance goes. He says his age is not a consideration when it comes to potentially not playing again.

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Doctson earned just 35 receptions for 502 yards in 16 games in his second NFL season but displayed the tantalizing ability to high-point the ball and make contested catches over defenders. His six TDs also suggest the potential to be a beastly red-zone target.
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If Rodgers had his way, his new deal would be unlike any contract we’ve see, Garafolo later added.

How much leverage the Packers concede to the game’s most important player will be fascinating when a deal is eventually done.

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Who are the greatest NFL players of all time?

If you’ve been paying attention to sports media over the past few months, you’ve possibly heard something about a fairly obscure debate regarding the question of whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Borrowing (stealing) that idea, we came up with an idea for a PFT Live draft.

Just as Congress lacks the power to order a state legislature not to enact a law authorizing sports gambling, it may not order a state legislature to refrain from enacting a law licensing sports gambling, Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion.

The Nets have been popular in Asia for years, and Caris LeVert is adding to that surprising hotbed of Brooklyn fandom.

I actually can see them eliminating the kickoff completely in the next couple of years, Daopoulos said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. I think it’s really going to come down to that. And I don’t even know why they keep the kickoff in the game by putting these new rules in. Why don’t they just put the ball at the 25-yard line? It’ll make it a whole lot simpler for everybody and really eliminate a lot of injuries.

The changes made include eliminating running starts by the kickoff team, having eight members of the return team aligned within 15 yards of the restraining line, and eliminates wedge blocks on returns.

The NFL expects that the changes will reduce the numbers of injuries seen on kickoffs. But if injuries don’t decrease, there is a real chance that the play could eventually be eliminated as Daopoulos suggests.

Hue Jackson cleansed himself and the franchise of two years of losing, jumping into Lake Erie as promised.

Jackson vowed on January 2, 2017, to jump into the lake if the Browns finished 2017 with the same 1-15 record they had in 2016. Instead, the Browns were worse, going 0-16.
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No more freaking losing! Jackson declared Friday.

Jackson committed to donate $100 to the Hue Jackson Foundation for every person who jumped in with him. His foundation combats human trafficking in Northeast Ohio.

Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam offered to match Jackson’s contribution, raising $30,000 after some 150 members of the organization jumped in with Jackson, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Lance vs. LeBron: Part 5. These two have quite the history, going back to when Stephenson held up a choke sign from the bench after James missed a free throw during a playoff series between the Pacers and Heat in 2012 (LeBron has won all four head-to-head playoff series matchups). There were Stephenson’s flops and desire to blow in James’ Womens Derek MacKenzie Jersey ear during the Eastern Conference finals in 2014 two years later. Things continued this season, with Stephenson attempting to distract James by drawing him into his sideshow antics.

The Heat, by their nature, play incredible games. They’ve had 19 one-possession games. They’ve played nine overtime games. They scrap and claw, and Erik Spoelstra conjures stuff up. They’re always worth watching.

Game Womens Aaron Burbridge Jersey And the Panthers have seized on the opportunity to kick some sand in the face of the Falcons.

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The Falcons have not yet responded. If they hope to take the rivalry next level (to, say, the heights of Jets-Patriots), they’ll file a tampering charge over this.
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Detroit went down the road to East Lansing to try to find its gamebreaking receiver. It should have gone far southeast to Miami. It was a hard, fast crash for Rodgers, thanks to multiple broken collarbones and violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He played in only 15 games over three seasons, catching only 36 career passes. Meanwhile, Johnson became Houston’s go-to wideout right away and stayed that way for 12 seasons. He made seven Pro Bowls as the consummate, non-diva pro and is headed for the Hall of Fame. Dishonorable mention goes to taking another bust wide receiver, Mike Williams, No. 10 overall in 2005, one pick ahead of linebacker and pass-rusher extraordinaire DeMarcus Ware.