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Members of unions representing Cleveland police officers and paramedics have said they won’t hold a large U.S. flag during pregame ceremonies before Sunday’s Browns season opener after a group of the team’s players knelt during the national anthem before a preseason game last month.
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Wilcox’s strength is his physicality — he’s a thumper. Ward, whom the Bucs signed to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million after he was released by the Denver Broncos on Saturday, also has that strength, along with coverage skills and experience as a three-time Pro Bowler.

The Steelers keeping five safeties on the 53-man roster is hardly a guarantee. Dangerfield had some good moments in camp but suffered a mild ankle sprain in the preseason finale, which accentuates the need for Wilcox. Golden is a former team captain who enters the second year of a three-year, $4.95 million contract. The Steelers entered the day with around $10 million in cap space, and Wilcox is set to count $3.375 million against the cap.

Wilcox is known as a run-stopper but set out to show his pass-coverage skills in Bucs training camp. He had a few strong moments in this area, particularly against tight end O.J. Howard, the team’s first-round pick in the 2017 draft.

Wilcox’s cap hit is manageable, but the team is cutting it tight if it wants to sign defensive end Stephon Tuitt to an extension before the season.
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the Cowboys should rank among the league’s best offenses.

He grew up during a lull for star athletes coming out of Oakland. There was Morrison and Langston Walker, two O’Dowd products who played for the Raiders, but the connection’s a little bit deeper with guys from the public Oakland Athletic League schools like Tech, McClymonds and Skyline.

Lynch broke into the NFL as Peters was starting high school at McClymonds. His influence back home could be felt those 2,300 or so miles from Buffalo, but to have someone like Lynch playing for the Raiders…

“That would’ve been dope,” said Peters, now a Kansas City Chiefs star cornerback. “We ain’t got too many people who we can say are from Oakland for these kids to really look up to, at least who come back and give back like we all do. For ‘Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that’s dope.”

The program is a voluntary alternative to criminal prosecution for first-time offenders accused of misdemeanors or nonviolent felony crimes.

Snead will still be suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He was originally suspended four games, but that dropped to three after appeal.

According to the police report, Snead was arrested shortly after 6:30 a.m. on June 11 near his home in Kenner, Louisiana, after his vehicle struck another vehicle and suffered “heavy front end damage.” A breath test later yielded a blood-alcohol content for Snead of 0.125, which is over the legal limit of 0.08.

Even if Ezekiel Elliott does miss a chunk of the season under suspension, the Cowboys should rank among the league’s best offenses. Remember, the Dallas O was dominant last season despite having Dez Bryant for less than 65 percent of its offensive snaps. The offensive line is retooling, but the three core pieces — Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin — are still around. And Dak Prescott should only get better in his second season.

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Swarms of locusts. Plagues of frogs. Darkness for three days.

Authentic Kids Todd Bertuzzi Jersey Doug Marrone can only hope the sign he is looking for to decide Jacksonville’s quarterback competition becomes that obvious.

Unlike the Pharaoh when Moses demanded he free the Israelites in the Old Testament, the Jaguars coach would not be oblivious to what was happening around him if Blake Bortles or Chad Henne were to impress enough to win the job. Since neither has displayed those earmarks yet, Jacksonville enters its third preseason game Thursday night against Carolina as the NFL’s only team besides Chicago without a defined starting quarterback or timetable to name one for the regular-season opener.

Kaepernick’s strongest advocate remains his former 49ers coach, Jim Harbaugh. The Lions have a Harbaugh pupil from Michigan, Jake Rudock, as their current top backup to Matthew Stafford. Kaepernick would be a big upgrade in talent and experience.

Detroit under Bob Quinn isn’t shy about making bold moves with both rookie and veteran personnel. It helps that Harbaugh is right up the road in Ann Arbor to further vouch for Kaepernick and provide support as needed. There’s no doubt that Kap’s arm and efficiency would be a good starting point for Jim Bob Cooter to re-develop him into a more consistently accurate passer.

Salguero, a Cuban exile under Castro, later penned a column explaining the hardships his family faced trying to leave the country for a better life, calling Kaepernick an unrepentant hypocrite.
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Thunder let Paul George take James Harden’s old number 2 years after rejecting Dion Waiters

Until 2012, the only player to wear No. 13 for the Oklahoma City Thunder was James Harden. This fall, the lucky number goes to another superstar — and it may be a sign of greater changes to come.

Authentic Womens Virgil Green Jersey On Wednesday, the Thunder released the first official image of All-NBA wing Paul George in uniform since his trade from the Indiana Pacers. The four-time all-star will pair up with 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook in hopes of bringing Oklahoma City back to the top of the Western Conference.

Wearing No. 13 in Oklahoma City is an honor reserved for top guys. No one has worn that jersey since Harden was shipped to Houston in that controversial 2012 trade. Dion Waiters wasn’t allowed to wear the number after he landed with the club in 2015. Waiters, however, also wasn’t an NBA superstar on the brink of free agency.

Will the Wizards make it 0-for-4? All signs point to yes, but they have until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. ET to actually follow through.
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The 23-year-old Porter averaged 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last year while shooting 43 percent from three-point range. He’s an advanced metrics star that succeeds in his role playing off John Wall and Bradley Beal.

SB Nation’s Wizards site, Bullets Forever, explained why Porter is a maximum-level player despite his modest per-game averages.

This past season, he matured into a versatile player who did lots of the little jobs teams need done to win, while also becoming one of the most efficient players in the league — a lethal shooter from anywhere on the floor with a league-best turnover rate.

How good was Porter’s shooting? Picture in your mind a great shooter. Odds are, you thought of Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant, or maybe Kyle Korver, J.J. Redick or even Bradley Beal. This season, Porter shot better than all of them except Korver. Porter this season tied for the 19th best effective field goal percentage (eFG) among non-bigs…since 1977-78.

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Former Rams head coach Mike Martz does not think Sean McVay was the right head coach for second-year QB Jared Goff.

The Cowboys seem oddly confident in their secondary, but they’re loaded with current and former nickel cornerbacks. Alexander can be Dallas’ feature cornerback, and he has No. 1 cover corner upside.

Marshawn Lynch might not be the answer for the Raiders’ backfield beyond this year. They have a championship window and a loaded offensive line, and adding a top running back to be their version of Ezekiel Elliott is a great idea.

Madden NFL 18 will release Aug. 22 with the G.O.A.T. edition of the game, which includes bonus Ultimate Team content. It is priced at $80 ($64 with an Amazon Prime discount). The standard edition will come out Aug. 25 and cost $60 ($48 with an Amazon Prime discount).

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Raiders’ Sean Smith arrested on felony assault charges from July 4 incident

Sean Smith is facing up to seven years in prison if convicted of felony assault charges.

The 30-year-old Raiders cornerback was arrested Thursday and charged with two felonies stemming from a July 4 incident involving his sister’s boyfriend.

The Giants issued a statement Saturday saying they had been informed of the situation.

“We were made aware of the Michael Bowie situation Saturday afternoon,” the statement read. “We immediately notified NFL security. Michael will not make the trip for our game in Cleveland as we gather more information on this issue.”

According to the Tulsa World, police say Bowie grabbed his girlfriend by the neck during an argument and threw her to the ground. He then allegedly broke two TVs and caused other property damage.

Bowie, who played collegiately at Oklahoma State and Northeastern State, was a seventh-round pick by the Seahawks in 2013. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since that season, when he started eight games as a rookie. The 6-5, 320-pound tackle signed with the Giants in January. He’s listed as the backup to left tackle Ereck Flowers on the team’s depth chart.

Austin had never had more than 473 receiving yards in a given year when the Rams decided to make him one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL. Essentially mimicking the mistake the Seahawks made with Percy Harvin a few years ago, the Rams overpriced Austin’s ability to run and return. After signing the big deal, Austin had just 668 yards from scrimmage and is now the third best receiver on the team despite being the highest paid.seahawks_100

Derrick Rose, Cavaliers in ‘serious talks’ for 1-year deal, per report

Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst. The deal would put Rose as Kyrie Irving’s backup and place him alongside four-time MVP and three-time NBA champion LeBron James.

In an interesting twist, the Los Angeles Lakers are also interested in Rose’s services as a free agent. He could potentially join Magic Johnson’s cast of young, athletic players, including rookie Lonzo Ball, and wings Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Limited Kids Dave Hollins Jersey As in many successful investigations, there IS video evidence in this case. Unbeknownst to Embiid and Meek Mill, they were being recorded when they tried and failed to catch one of the home run shots (this was a nationally televised event, after all).

Ooph. That’s pretty embarrassing, especially when you consider how much taller Embiid is than everyone else in the stands. With that much of a height advantage, how could he let the ball escape?

While we obviously want to believe that Embiid is capable of catching a ball in the stands — he is a professional athlete — all the video evidence points to the contrary. Surely, if Embiid, a famous basketball player, and Meek Mill, a once-notable rapper, had caught a ball at the Home Run Derby, someone would have filmed it. But instead, we just have an embarrassing video of the duo missing.
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It seems more likely that fans GAVE these balls to Embiid in a conspiracy to help him save face on social media. But as he should have known — the truth always comes out.

This Lakers fan got the Big Baller Brand logo shaved into his head

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The dude has the logo shaved on the back of his head! This is an incredible feat considering Lonzo Ball has barely played one exhibition game as an NBA player. There have been people who have gotten Kobe on their scalp. But Kobe played for two decades in the NBA. One Spurs fan even got Boban Marjanovic on his head when the center was a rookie.
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If anything, this just proves that Lonzo is ahead of the curve. He’s averaging a custom fan haircut literally every game he’s played in the league. Soon, there will be a season’s worth of these haircuts. Okay, maybe not. But if you don’t have the triple Bs by the fade, are you even a big baller?

The third pillar of the Suns’ kiddie core arrived just a few weeks ago, and he’s already putting his stamp on the franchise.

Of all the players they could have taken in the loaded 2017 draft, Phoenix saw Josh Jackson as the best fit for them. Jackson’s toughness, edge, and grit were exactly the qualities McDonough felt the Suns needed to augment Booker, Chriss, and Bender.

He’s beyond multi-talented, Watson said.

Most players in the NBA have a great first move they use to explode for a bucket. Jackson has a first, second, and third move, which you see out of elite point guards, but rarely from a 3-man.

Kyrie Irving trade haul might not be what LeBron James wants for Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are scrambling to find the right return for dealing Kyrie Irving. They want young players to build a new foundation upon in case LeBron James leaves, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Cavs have yet to get a commitment from James beyond next season, according to the report. They’ve seen him shift gears enough to know what his exit strategy looks like and they’re doing their best to prepare for it.
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Cleveland is determined to get an elite young player for Irving, which means this: The trade plan the Cavaliers would have prioritized, with James committed for the long term — veterans to surround James and draft picks — isn’t in motion.

It’s an excuse to explain away a loss. Indiana once built an exciting, competitive team around George. That run ended years ago, and the Pacers have struggled to rekindle anything special. That’s not the Lakers’ fault.

So punishing them for George’s exit strategy — even if those Lakers discussed it with him — is pointless. Because Indiana already traded George, a positive tampering verdict changes nothing. It is simply vengeance.
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How absurd it would be if a ruling from the league prevented the Lakers from signing George in 2018. None of the three parties would be happy. The Pacers wouldn’t have George, the Lakers would have seen their plan go up in smoke, and George wouldn’t be able to sign with his hometown team. Some other team — maybe the Thunder — would win his services.

Minor League teams are embracing the solar eclipse with special uniforms

On Monday, as the moon passes over the sun and blocks out the sky through one path of the country, seven minor league baseball teams will be affected by the timing in various parts of the country.

They are the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Idaho Falls Chukars, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Nashville Sounds, Greenville Drive, Columbia Fireflies and Charleston RiverDogs. To celebrate the occasion, and for some teams work around the delay caused by the eclipse, the organizations are breaking out some special uniforms and events.

You can see the full list of events for each team with a Monday game (only six of them do) here. The special events range from programs put on by NASA scientists to pre-game educational events to a mid-game delay for a game specifically played in the morning to revolve around the event.

Friday’s game action begins with the international side of the bracket. Hills Little League from Sydney, Australia will take on Tokyo Kitasuna Little League from Japan in a 2 p.m. ET game from Volunteer Stadium, one of two ballparks used for the Little League World Series.

The final game of the night is a matchup in the United States bracket. North State Little League from Greenville, N.C. represents the Southeast, battling kids from Sioux Falls Little League in South Dakota, representing the Midwest. Those two teams will play at Lamade Stadium at 8 p.m.

The winners on Friday will advance to play Thursday’s winners on Sunday. The teams that lose on Friday will play in elimination games on Saturday. The Little League World Series is a double-elimination tournament.redskins_013_4c707372ac0b5e38-180x180