Ahman Green avoids jail time in plea agreement

Former NFL running back Ahman Green avoided jail time with a plea agreement that dismissed a felony child-abuse charge, the Associated Press reports.
#4 Nike Authentic Arron Afflalo Men's Black NBA Jersey - Orlando Magic Statement Edition
Green, 41, pleaded no contest to criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. He received 18 months probation, per the AP.

The Brown County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Office arrested Green last June after he was accused of striking his daughter in the head. In a statement, Green said he entered the plea to spare his daughter the emotional trauma of trial.

Dixon became expendable when the Broncos signed Marquette King, the former Raiders punter. The Broncos would have cut Dixon if they were not able to deal him away, and the Giants pick up Dixon’s salary of $630,000 for this season and $770,000 in 2019.The NFL is the world’s most powerful entertainment machine, but even it can’t mess with stars like Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift or Beyonc茅.

Thirteen superstar concerts at NFL stadiums this fall forced the league to juggle its schedule to make sure teams didn’t play at home the same weekend as the concert.

Although the schedule/concert juggling act happens every year, there seems to be a greater number of concerts 鈥?and scheduling headaches 鈥?this year.

The Bengals stayed in Ohio with their first-round draft pick.
Youth Shaquille O’Neal Jersey
With the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Cincinnati took Ohio State center Billy Price.

Price was the second consecutive center drafted, following Frank Ragnow at No. 20 to the Lions. There Authentic Justise Winslow Jersey was some talk that the Bengals were high on Ragnow and would have taken him if he had still been on the board, but with Ragnow gone it was on to the next-best center.

Price was a state player of the year in Ohio in high school, and he started a whopping 55 consecutive games for the Buckeyes in college, so he’s well known to football fans in the state of Ohio. They’ll like what they’re getting in Cincinnati.

There’s a lot of personality stuff there that I’ll be interested to see if somebody takes a shot on him in the first round, an AFC scout said.

Authentic Kids Josh Reynolds Jersey

Tom Telesco has no time for questions about Baker Mayfield not having time to study playbook

Last week, comments emerged from Baker Mayfield regarding his meeting with the Chargers, and his admitted lack of knowledge about their playbook. This week, Chargers G.M. Tom Telesco had the perfect response to Mayfield’s remarks.
NHL Women's Adidas Vegas Golden Knights #38 Tomas Hyka Black Backer Pullover Hoodie
I didn’t look at [the Chargers] playbook as much as a I should have, Mayfield told Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated. It could have gone a little bit better .鈥?鈥? but at the same time, I’m prioritizing which playbooks I’m going to learn. No offense to them, but I’ve got a lot on my plate.

Hundreds of fans dressed in Giants gear celebrated perhaps the most popular first-round choice since Lawrence Taylor was the No. 2 selection overall in 1981. There were high fives and hugs and vows to never to forget this moment.

Edgar Herrera, an elementary school principal from Roselle Park, N.J., was among A.J. Greer Jersey those applauding the selection. He hoisted his 7-year-old son, Elijah, who also liked the idea of Barkley becoming a Giant. Dad was wearing a white Giants jacket with a blue N.Y. hat and white-framed sunglasses. Elijah wore a white No. 10 Eli Manning jersey.

Troy Aikman wants a raise to add Thursday Night Football to his workload, Michael McCarthy of SportingNews.com reports.

It seems a reasonable request considering FOX was willing to pay Peyton Manning as much as $10 million a year. Manning turned down FOX and ESPN because he said last week he wasn’t ready to be a critic, especially given his brother, Eli Manning, still is playing.
Game Womens Darren McFadden Jersey
FOX wants Joe Buck and Aikman to call its newly acquired Thursday Night Football in addition to their Sunday work. McCarthy reports that FOX’s A-Team is expected to cherry-pick the best TNF games because of Buck’s work in the MLB playoffs and World Series.

When my name finally got called, I was like, man I’m glad I wore this suit, said Jackson, who donned a green suit with a bow tie. It was just an honor for the Ravens organization to believe in me. All the teams that passed me up, it doesn’t really matter at this point. I’m gonna be a Raven.
Chris Wormley Womens Jersey

If Snead indeed lands in Baltimore, he’d join a revamped Ravens receiving corps that added Michael Crabtree and John Brown this offseason.

We are one week away from the NFL Draft, and there is still so much uncertainty. Who will go first overall to the Cleveland Browns ? How many quarterbacks go in the top 10? How many trades will we see? With that as a backdrop, here is Mock Draft No. 6 from me, which might be my final one depending on any late information. In it, I have the four top quarterbacks going off the board with the first four picks — including the Buffalo Bills making a move up to the No. 4 spot to land UCLA’s Josh Rosen with a pick acquired from the Browns. Change the way you listen to NFL news, subscribe to the Pick Six Podcast with Will Brinson and you’ll be the most informed fan at your NFL Draft party.

The Browns would take Wyoming’s Josh Allen, followed by the Giants taking USC’s Sam Darnold, the Jets taking Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, then Rosen to the Bills. Four picks, four passers. For much of the past two months, some league personnel men insisted to me that that this could be a possibility. I didn’t buy it, but now I do. This is a quarterback-starved league, so it makes sense.

“We feel good about the player that will be there,” Ballard said. “When we made the trade [with the Jets from No. 3 to No. 6], we thought a lot about the depth of the draft, where it ended if there were two quarterbacks that go in the top six picks, are we going to feel comfortable with the fourth-best position player? And we do. We feel very comfortable with that.

Other notes from Ballard’s interview on GMFB :

1. Ballard didn’t provide much of an update on Andrew Luck, simply saying the QB is “in a great spot right now,” and noting there are still three months before training camp.

2. For four seasons (2013-2016), Ballard worked under John Dorsey with the Kansas City Chiefs. The time spent in the boardroom going over prospects gives Ballard a unique insight into what to expect from Cleveland’s new GM, who holds the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks. steelers_060

Jarvis Landry: Odell Beckham will stay a Giant for another year

Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry and Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham were roommates at LSU and are close friends, and Landry lobbied recently for the Browns to trade for Beckham. But now Landry says that’s not happening.
Jordan Bell Game Jersey Nike Brett Favre Men's Green Elite Jersey: #4 NFL Green Bay Packers Salute To Service
Landry told reporters today that he’s Authentic Patrick Roy Jersey given up on any hopes of Beckham coming to Cleveland this year because he knows Beckham is going to remain in New York through 2018.

The Capitals have outshot the Blue Jackets 133-92 through the first three games. … Washington F Jakub Vrana played in place of Andre Burakovsky, who is out at least through Thursday’s game with an upper-body injury suffered when he was checked into the boards by Blue Jackets F Boone Jenner on Sunday. Vrana was a healthy scratch for that game. … Blue Jackets F Alexander Wennberg missed a second game after being injured in Game 1. Sonny Milano again played in his place…. The announced crowd of 19,337 was the largest ever for a Blue Jackets game. … Washington star Alex Ovechkin appeared in his 100th career playoff game…. Panarin, who had an assist on Dubois’ goal, has eight straight multi-point games…. It was the 22nd time in NHL history that a playoff series went to overtime in at least three consecutive games.

Of course, that could also be part of an effort to get a network to try to pay big money for exclusivity, freezing out all other networks with the kind of check that would constitute an offer the NFL can’t refuse.
Eric Dickerson Game Jersey
It might not be quite as hard, but it would be like, I golf right-handed, Hunter said. If all of a sudden I have to go golf left-handed, it’s gonna be a while. He’s been playing left tackle for a long time, played it in college. The footwork’s gonna be different, everything’s just gonna be the opposite. He’s a good enough athlete that he’s going to be able to adjust to all that. There has to be a patience on the learning curve. The better the athlete the easier the transition, and he is a good athlete.

Bettcher said he will work during games from the sideline, as opposed to positioning himself in the press box.

Eye contact, he explained. I need to hear your problems. You’re playing the game, I’m not. This is my mindset: Do I sit in the office while they’re doing the work or am I down there with ’em? I see the problem you’re talking about because I’m right next to you. I see your frustration level.

LB Alec Ogletree, acquired in a trade with the Rams, will make the defensive calls, Bettcher said.

It was a tense time after Ben McAdoo got fired Dec. 4, with his coaching staff in limbo. Ryan Roeder, the offensive assistant since 2013, eventually was retained by Shurmur.

Amendola: Belichick is the best coach ever, and an a鈥揾ole sometimes

As Danny Amendola says goodbye to New England and hello to Miami, he has plenty to say about his old team.
Jaguars Official Jersey
Amendola offered a complicated opinion of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, whom he refers to as the best coach to ever coach the game but also as a difficult person to have as a boss.

Amendola said he felt hurt to see a player he’d worked with through the years standing on the sideline.
Kids Ersan Ilyasova Jersey
Nobody really got an explanation for it, Amendola said. He’s a brother of ours. He was a brother of ours that year. And I hate to see a guy who worked so hard throughout the season not get a chance to play in the biggest game of the year and really get no explanation for it. With that said, I don’t know how the business aspect went into that decision. I don’t know how the personal aspect went into that decision between him and Bill. But as a friend, I would have loved to see him on the field that day.

Amendola may not be the only Patriot who felt like Belichick was an a鈥揾ole in his dealing with Butler, though the ones still in New England are keeping quiet about it.

Shazier explained that he has learned a few things over the last four months.

You just always have to understand that anything can happen, Shazier said. Everybody always says it, but you always never think it can be you. In this situation, it really made me realize that. It also made me realize that in certain causes that a lot of people can come together no matter what the situation is, and I’m really thankful for that.

Shazier has maintained a positive outlook throughout his ordeal, and he has said he Wesley Matthews Jersey intends to play again. Even if that never happens, he’s remarkably well along the way to living a normal life.

Kids Brian McCann Jersey It looked like it would come easily, as the Pelicans extended a nine-point halftime lead to 69-50 on Holiday’s dunk with 4:25 left in the third quarter. It still seemed safe when Davis threw down a thunderous alley-oop slam from Rondo with 6:09 to play, letting out a scream as Portland took an 86-72 lead.

Portland’s rally came up short, but the Blazers vow to do better in Game 2 with regards to going after Davis.

This raises a couple of concerns highlighted by Take Your Pills.

When Eben Britton received a prescription for Adderall along with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the former NFL player’s wife says in the new Netflix documentary Take Your Pills, she believed he had a medical issue that was being treated. By contrast, when she and her friends used Adderall as a study aid in college, I looked at it basically as abuse.
Shaun Alexander Women's Limited Green Jersey: Nike NFL Seattle Seahawks Rush Vapor Untouchable #37
Are too many kids taking the pharmaceutical equivalent of speed? Are adults pretending to have ADHD so they can get drugs to boost attentiveness and productivity? The answer to both questions is probably yes, although it’s Jean Beliveau Jersey hard to figure out the actual incidence of a condition that cannot be objectively verified.

The question is whether anyone needs to be drawing that line. Although the law pretends otherwise, drug use that improves someone’s life, whether by helping him produce or by helping him unwind, doesn’t become abuse in the absence of a doctor’s note. Why not let adults make their own decisions about whether the benefits of drugs like Adderall outweigh the risks?
Alex Galchenyuk Authentic Jersey
And there was this:
David Johnson Authentic Jersey
Do I want him to be traded? Absolutely not. I want him to be a Giant, but I can’t promise that’s going to happen.

And this:

We’re not looking to get rid of him. I’d like him to be a Giant. If you’re asking me for a 100 percent guarantee, nobody has that.

And finally, this from Mara:

I don’t know how much more clearly I can say it: I don’t want him to be traded, I want him to be a Giant, but I can’t sit here and tell you there’s a 100 percent guarantee that will happen. I can’t say that about any player.

The Kings’ offseason game plan: The Drew Doughty conundrum takes the main stage

As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — either mathematically or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2017-18, along with three keys to its offseason and a way-too-early prediction for what 2018-19 will hold.

A number of things went right for the Los Angeles Kings, actually.

You almost would rather it just be a closed environment, and be alone in your thoughts, and only be there really having any dialogue with Phil and the truck. So anyway, someone’s knocking at the door, and took a peek outside, it was Dick Enberg. Well, Dick Enberg’s coming in. I’m gonna actually get down on my hands and knees and roll out the red carpet myself. For him to come out of his way to come over to the booth and just offer some really supportive words that a broadcaster could relate to — “Sure it’s the Super Bowl, but in a lot of ways, once you get going, it’s gonna be another show. Trust your instincts and feel comforted knowing that you were meant to do this game.” That to me was one of the most generous moments that someone had offered to me in this industry.

Parise, 33, had 15 goals and nine assists in 42 games for the Wild during the regular season, missing a chunk of time after back surgery.

The Wild dropped a pair of games in Winnipeg before roaring back into the series in Game 3. The Jets will also be short-handed, as defenseman Tyler Myers is expected to miss Tuesday’s game with a lower-body injury.

Two weeks into the season, our voters have seen enough to change things on top, dramatically reshuffling the top 10. Let’s start up top: Would anyone have expected the Astros to already cede the No. 1 slot to anyone? Even after a solid start? That’s exactly what has happened, not because the Astros are bad but because we’ve seen several teams sizzle in the early going. Welcome to the reason the red-hot Red Sox captured four of five first-place votes to unseat the reigning champs, although Houston held on to the last vote for the top spot.
jets_016

Dez Bryant probably knows he won’t end up with the Giants, but the free-agent wide receiver is still holding out hope.

After being released by the Cowboys on Friday, Bryant said he hoped to join another NFC East team and have a chance to exact revenge against Dallas twice per season.
Youth Edmonton Oilers #99 Wayne Gretzky Adidas Green Authentic Salute To Service NHL Jersey
Because the Giants have the sixth-least amount of cap space in the league and already have a solid receiving corps, bringing in Bryant makes little sense, but the 29-year-old is already envisioning what it would be like to come to New York.

Incognito initially backed his restructured contract by posting a note on Twitter saying he was thrilled to be returning this season and fired up to get back to work with my Buffalo Bills brothers.
Mens Anthony Sherman Jersey
Mens Thomas Steen Jersey Incognito is also the subject of an NFL investigation after Jacksonville defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accused the Bills player of making racist slurs during the Jaguars’ 10-3 win over Buffalo in an AFC wild-card playoff game in January.

The NFL has not announced whether it has completed its investigation. Ngakoue said he and Incognito cleared the air after they were AFC teammates at the Pro Bowl in January.

Barreled it pretty good, Harper said. It just broke and kept going.

Harper hit his major league-high eighth homer, and his 33陆-inch, 31陆-ounce Marucci bat paid the price. It cleanly cracked, but the ball flew an estimated 406 feet to right-center at Citi Field.

Mets right fielder Brandon Nimmo headed toward the wall and quickly ran out of room.

Yeah, that was pretty shocking, deGrom said, with a slight grin. I heard the bat break, and then I looked. I saw Nimmo, he just kept going, so I was like, oh, well, I guess that’s out of here.

As Harper rounded the bases, first base coach Tim Bogar picked up the sawed-off piece of wood and handed it to a bat boy.

On his way back to the dugout, Harper playfully pulled up his sleeve to show his biceps.

He started to flex when he came back. I said, yeah, you’re strong, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said.

Now in his seventh season, Harper, 25, has hit 158 career home runs, boosting his total with the solo shot in the first inning. But anything like that?

Uh, no, Womens Tennessee Titans Jersey Harper said.

The controversial career of Richie Incognito is over, he thinks.

Shortly after telling The MMQB he’s contemplating retirement, the 34-year-old took the pronouncement a step further.
Youth Nike Carolina Panthers #44 J.J. Jansen White Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL Jersey
I’m done. That’s it. It’s been a long career, Incognito told the Buffalo News on Tuesday morning, before indicating he’s battling health issues. Went to the doctor. My liver and kidneys are shutting down. The stress is killing Authentic Yannick Ngakoue Jersey me. It’s just about doing what’s right. I just want to be in the Hall of Fame.
Elite Youth Mike Alstott Jersey
The one quarterback at the top of this class Pennington did not spend much time with is USC’s Sam Darnold. But he cautioned teams not to make Darnold the savior right away.

My thought process is he’s 20 years old. For any organization to think they’re going to dump a professional football team on a 20-year-old and think it’s going to work immediately, they’re fooling themselves, Pennington said. From a physical standpoint and potential, you really like what you see. You’re like, ‘Man, in three or four years this guy could be the guy.’

With the Jets’ offseason program beginning Monday, the team made some cuts on Friday. They waived QB Joel Stave, RB Jeremy Langford, RB Jahad Thomas and WR Daniel Williams.

Boyer told The Athletic that the driver, who is reported to be OK, deserves all the credit.

He was a stud, Boyer said. That guy Fred was a trooper. He had shards in his face, and he was locked in on trying to get the bus slowed down.
Elite Youth Kyle Van Noy Jersey
The Royals’ trouble with ice didn’t end there, as their game with the Blue Jays on Monday was postponed because pieces of ice that fell off the CN Tower punctured a hole in the roof of the Rogers Centre.

Boyer is in his first year with the Royals, having made the team out of spring training after signing a minor league deal.

Darnold, he’s like a cow on ice,” Shonka said. His footwork is all over the place. His feet in the pocket are embarrassing. When you turn the ball over [35 times] in 26 games, you’re intellectually dishonest when you’re talking about bringing in Sam Darnold as your next savior. This guy opens his hands over the ball, it just drops out when he’s in the pocket. If you look at his film, they talk about his accuracy. Actually it’s his receivers making great catches for him, laying out for the ball or going high. I’m not saying he’s never going to be a quarterback, but right now he’s a long way away.”

The controversial career of Richie Incognito is over, he thinks.

Shortly after telling The MMQB he’s contemplating retirement, the 34-year-old took the pronouncement a step further.
Youth Nike Carolina Panthers #44 J.J. Jansen White Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL Jersey
I’m done. That’s it. It’s been a long career, Incognito told the Buffalo News on Tuesday morning, before indicating he’s battling health issues. Went to the doctor. My liver and kidneys are shutting down. The stress is killing Authentic Yannick Ngakoue Jersey me. It’s just about doing what’s right. I just want to be in the Hall of Fame.

The one quarterback at the top of this class Pennington did not spend much time with is USC’s Sam Darnold. But he cautioned teams not to make Darnold the savior right away.

My thought process is he’s 20 years old. For any organization to think they’re going to dump a professional football team on a 20-year-old and think it’s going to work immediately, they’re fooling themselves, Pennington said. From a physical standpoint and potential, you really like what you see. You’re like, ‘Man, in three or four years this guy could be the guy.’
Sam Mills Limited Jersey
With the Jets’ offseason program beginning Monday, the team made some cuts on Friday. They waived QB Joel Stave, RB Jeremy Langford, RB Jahad Thomas and WR Daniel Williams.

Boyer told The Athletic that the driver, who is reported to be OK, deserves all the credit.

He was a stud, Boyer said. That guy Fred was a trooper. He had shards in his face, and he was locked in on trying to get the bus slowed down.

The Royals’ trouble with ice didn’t end there, as their game with the Blue Jays on Monday was postponed because pieces of ice that fell off the CN Tower punctured a hole in the roof of the Rogers Centre.

Boyer is in his first year with the Royals, having made the team out of spring training after signing a minor league deal.
Mike Schmidt Limited Jersey
Darnold, he’s like a cow on ice,” Shonka said. His footwork is all over the place. His feet in the pocket are embarrassing. When you turn the ball over [35 times] in 26 games, you’re intellectually dishonest when you’re talking about bringing in Sam Darnold as your next savior. This guy opens his hands over the ball, it just drops out when he’s in the pocket. If you look at his film, they talk about his accuracy. Actually it’s his receivers making great catches for him, laying out for the ball or going high. I’m not saying he’s never going to be a quarterback, but right now he’s a long way away.”