Home Run Derby favorites tune up for potential showdown

The bracket for Monday’s Home Run Derby was announced Wednesday with Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and Yankees rookie Aaron Judge as the top two seeds.

Each homered Wednesday, but they weren’t the only Derby participants to go yard.

The Bills’ feel-good story last season with his emergence as a 3-4 edge rusher, Lorenzo Alexander as a strong side linebacker will not produce the career-high 12.5 sacks that earned him his second Pro Bowl in 10 seasons. (His previous career high was 2.5.) But that doesn’t mean he won’t be effective Hot Cheap Jerseys in his new role, dropping back in coverage more often and patrolling the field laterally.

The key to Buffalo’s defense will be the middle man, the Luke Kuechly position McDermott relied upon in Carolina. Reggie Ragland, who missed his entire rookie season due to an Jerseys From China ACL injury, is the favorite to earn the starting spot over Preston Brown.

Now, it’s the Knicks’ turn. It will take patience to turn this thing around, but with Phil Jackson now out, the opportunity is there. The team has turned to Raptors executive Tim Leiweke as a consultant until it finds a permanent top decision-maker, and here’s hoping he brings some tough love with him. (He might, in fact, bring something else — Toronto GM Masai Ujiri — with him.)

If Leiweke needs some guidance, we’ve got five things he should do in the next few weeks to restart these Knicks:

But the injustice of it all can’t guide this decision. The right thing for the franchise is to free itself of Anthony’s deal and start over, immediately.

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