Kings’ reported record $36M deal with Bogdan Bogdanovic continues makeover

The Sacramento Kings have made another move toward youth, though clearly not as a cost-saving measure, as their rebuild continues.

By making Bogdan Bogdanovic the highest-paid rookie in NBA history with a 3-year, $36 million deal, according to the Sacramento Bee, the Kings have handed the franchise’s future to younger players.

Considered one of the best shooters in Europe, he averaged 14.6 Fc Barcelona Cheap Jerseys points on 50 percent shooting last season, including 43 percent from 3-point range.

If Clayton Kershaw had taken his regular turn in the rotation, he would’ve started Wednesday, not Wood. But manager Dave Roberts used an off-day to juggle his rotation, getting an extra start for Kershaw before the All-Star break on Sunday, which, under MLB rules, will make the pitcher NL players voted to be their starter in Tuesday’s All-Star Game ineligible to pitch. Kershaw was more interested in the extra start. “He’s made it very clear his priority is the Dodgers,” Roberts said.

The NL determines a replacement for Kershaw, and the Dodgers appear confident Wood, 26, is the guy. “He’s very deserving,” Roberts said. “Obviously, he’s pitched well enough to join that team.” Said Wood: “It’s something you dream of as a kid. It’s hard to even fathom right now.” But it’s not so hard to fathom, considering the left-hander’s numbers: In addition to being 10-0, he has a 1.67 ERA, good enough to lead the majors, except …

Wood, unbeaten this season, didn’t even begin the year in the Dodgers’ rotation, so he doesn’t have enough innings to qualify for the league lead (a pitcher needs a minimum of one inning pitched per team game to qualify for the ERA title). But his ERA is a full quarter of a run better than NL leader Max Scherzer’s 1.94 ERA. Wood ranks 42nd in the NL in innings pitched but is good enough now to 1) get a win when the Find Cheap Jerseys Online Dodgers got one hit after the second inning and had a grand total of four Wednesday and 2) be an All-Star.

It’s a problem that Shazier and the Steelers are eager to solve.

The Patriots have been to seven Super Bowls since 2001, winning five of them. They’ve also only missed the postseason twice in that span.

It’s a problem that Shazier and the Steelers are eager to solve.

“I feel we are going to get them when we need to get them. And Cheap Infant Jerseys at any day, I feel we can win the Super Bowl. We might have had a problem in the past, but I think we are going to be ready this time.”

The Steelers made it all the way to the AFC Championship last season, only to lose to the Patriots 36-17 in a game that was never really close. Pittsburgh hasn’t beaten the Patriots since the 2011 regular season, so there’s no question the Patriots have to be a nagging pain for the Steelers.

Because of his pitching background, Na boasts a plus arm from the outfield. In fact, he sat in the low 90s in a surprise relief pitching appearance during a 2015 playoff game. Originally, Na had the speed and agility to play in center field, but was later transitioned to right field. A KBO scout told me that Na profiles fine as a corner outfielder in MLB. While he could still play center field in Korea, he lacks the ability to immediately read the ball off the bat to play a nimble center field in the big leagues.

As noted, a bulk of Na’s values come from his bat. He has a very simple hitting Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys mechanism. Load, quick step forward and launch. Na has a batting stance and swing that can be described as “clean and efficient.” He has a slight uppercut stroke that generates doubles and home runs when locked in. Here is a gif of his home run swing:

It’s no coincidence that Shazier and the Steelers are feeling confident right now, though. His comments come on the same day that the Pittsburgh Penguins visited Steelers practice and brought the Stanley Cup — arguably the nicest piece of hardware in professional sports.

The Nationals already had 12 runs by the end of the fourth inning.

Taylor’s outburst marked the fourth time a Nationals player has had a four-hit, two-home run game this season. No other team has accomplished that feat more than twice.

The Nationals already had 12 runs by the end of the fourth inning. Surprisingly, this was not their highest-scoring game of the season. They dropped 23 runs on the Mets back on April 30.

Reds pitcher Homer Bailey did not fare well in his first start of the season. Bailey gave up eight earned runs off of six hits and three walks in just 1 2/3 innings.

Washington already has a pretty firm grasp on the NL East. The Braves trail them by nine games, and the Marlins, Mets and Phillies are all struggling. Relief pitching has been an issue for the Nationals this season, but that problem was thrown out the window Saturday with such a large margin of victory.

Still, it is likely the Nationals make a move or two before the July 31 trade deadline to shore up their bullpen for the postseason.

In 2016, despite going into a slump in the second half, Na showed an Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth overall improvement with his walk rate, bumping it up to 10.3 percent. In 2017, however, his walk rate has gone down a bit to 8.0 percent so far. This might be because of the league’s new strike zone, which is noticeably wider than in Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys the past. The overall offensive production has gone down in the league this season. Meanwhile, the overall walk rate in the league has decreased from 9.3 percent to 8.2 percent, so Na’s decreased walk rate shouldn’t be cause for alarm.

However, his average, power numbers and overall offensive production have gone up, which may indicate that he went back to the aggressive approach and has used his hit and power tools to combat the bigger strike zone. In fact, according to Statiz swing rate strikezone charts, Na has been swinging at fewer pitches outside the zone while being more aggressive with the ones in the quadron.

Bengals’ Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones released from jail, questions charges against him

Adam Pacman Jones apologized to fans as he was released from a Cincinnati jail Wednesday morning before scoffing at the reason he was there in the first place.

The Bengals cornerback was arrested Monday night following an alleged Cheap Jerseys MLB With Free Shipping confrontation with security at the Millennium Hotel. Prosectuors said Jones had been pounding on various hotel room doors and pushed and poked a responding security officer in the eye when confronted.

Nelson dropped to the ground on the Packers sideline and remained on the turf for several minutes before being helped onto a cart and taken to the locker room. The Packers initially said Nelson was questionable to return before ruling him out to begin the second half.

The Packers had just 7 yards of total offense through their first four possessions as the Giants held a 6-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Green Bay finally got on the board with an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass to Davante Adams with roughly two minutes remaining in the half. Green Bay extended its lead to 14-6 with Cheap Jerseys NCAA a 42-yard Hail Mary pass from Rodgers to Randall Cobb on the final play of the half.

Tied with Michael Roberts for the longest wingspan at the Shrine Game (85 inches), Wise’s length and speed-to-power explosion on the perimeter could make him the highest drafted Shrine Game attendee. Even in a loaded pass-rusher class, Wise’s ideal body type, college experience and college flashes are all coveted by NFL teams. A sack or two in the game should leave scouts with a positive taste in their mouth as the shift their attention to the Senior Bowl.

Alshon Jeffery guarantees Super Bowl for Bears next year

The Bears put the final touches on a 3-13 season Sunday, the worst 16-game finish in franchise history… so start the Super Bowl talk for next year

Alshon Jeffrey is a believer.

Chicago’s outspoken wide receiver, a pending free agent, couldn’t hold back the hyperbole following a season-ending 38-10 loss to the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Asked how the Bears might improve in 2017, Jeffery guaranteed a worst-to-first transformation.

As a competitor, I think you would want to say no (it didn’t affect his play), but I think as somebody that’s realistic, and I know my body and know how I can throw a football, I think it would be stupid to say that there weren’t throws that were affected by the wrist or by the shoulder, Bortles said. I think that’s part of playing with injuries.

Things are going to happen, they’re going to affect you differently, you’re going to have to find ways to use other parts of your body to compensate and still deliver efficiently. There were times Cheap Jerseys Made In USA where I didn’t do that.

The shoulder injury occurred Oct. 27, although Bortles didn’t appear on Cheap Jerseys Kids NFL the injury report right away. He says the shoulder was aggravated about a month later, and Bortles did show up on the injury report by Week 12. He says the separation won’t require surgery.

Bortles finished the season with more pass attempts than last year but had 523 fewer yards and 12 fewer touchdowns. His quarterback rating fell to 78.8, which ranked 26th (out of 30) among qualifying passers.

Jaguars’ Blake Bortles has an excuse for his poor play in 2016

Blake Bortles regressed as a quarterback in 2016, and now we know a potential reason why.

The Jaguars passer told ESPN he played over half the season with a separated shoulder. Technically he had a Grade 1 sprain to his AC joint. Bortles also said he played with tendonitis in his right wrist, which he claims was more bothersome than the shoulder.

I guarantee you we are going to win the Super Bowl next year,he told reporters, via the Chicago Tribune, after making one catch for 10 yards in potentially his final game as a Bear.

Chicago’s 3-13 record tied for the most losses in franchise history since the NFL expanded to 16 games in 1978.

Jeffery is no stranger to bold proclamations.

In September, following a 31-17 loss to the Cowboys, he insisted the Bears would rebound from their 0-3 start to challenge for a championship this season.

Remember this date, ‘Sunday Night Football,’ he said. At the end of the year, the Bears are going to be on top. Believe that.

The 2013 Pro Bowler finished this season with 821 yards and two touchdowns on 52 receptions. He Cheap Jerseys In Toronto played in just 12 games, having served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL Cheap Jerseys In China policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Miami needed some sort of spark after another three-and-out, so the Dolphins ran a fake punt on fourth-and-1 with a direct snap midway through the second quarter in their own territory. It was risky, but it worked, and Miami extended its drive.

Tony Romo reassures Cowboys of strong Dak Prescott backup plan

The Cowboys got Tony Romo in for some playing time without Romo getting hurt. And with it, they got reassurance of their Dak Prescott insurance.

Romo relieved Prescott early in the second quarter of Sunday’s meaningless Cheap Jerseys Direct Coupon Week 17 game against the Eagles. It was a risky move, given Romo was in there with backup offensive linemen for a series.

The reward, however, was there, as Romo went 3 of 4 passing for 29 yards and finished his only drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrance Williams.

I think at some point in your life, you have to forgive, Vick said Sunday when asked about fans who opposed his appearance. I’m just thankful there’s a lot of people here in this organization, in this city there’s a lot of people who have forgave me and gave me an opportunity to show a different side of myself. That’s the candid part I think people really are starting to exert. I’m just thankful that I got a lot of supporters, and that’s all you can ask for.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank was asked about inviting Vick, and said he did so Cheap Jerseys From USA because of the quarterback’s history with the team.

Michael played an important part in my ownership period and an important part of the history of our franchise, Blank said, via AJC.com. He was thrilled to be here today and I think our fans, based on what I saw and felt, were excited to see him as well.

Jets reportedly have doubts about Christian Hackenberg: ‘He will never make it’

The Jets pulled off the biggest upset of the NFL Draft last year when they took struggling quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round, and that included the Buccaneers taking Cheap Jerseys China NHL kicker Roberto Aguayo in the same round.

Hackenberg plodded along the learning curve this season, failing to play one snap on a team with constant quarterback turmoil. New York played Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith and Bryce Petty all of which were terrible but still no Hackenberg.

Crabtree was understandably upset after the game, saying the referees were treating him like a criminal.

I dont like how they (officials were) talking to me like I was a criminal or Cheap Jerseys Cn something, he said.

Talib seemed particularly proud of the incident; the All-Pro corner could be seen afterward showing teammates what he’d done.

I said if he wears that chain in front of me Im going to snatch it off, Talib told reporters after the game. So he wore it in front of me so I had to snatch it off.

Apparently, the NFL is OK with grabbing a chain off another player’s neck but do not grab your crotch. The league fined Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry $24,309 for grabbing his crotch in a touchdown celebration against the Patriots. He picked up an additional $24,309 fine for slamming his helmet in the same celebration.

Ruthless Patriots fan won’t let ESPN use his photo of Bill Belichick on boat

Bill Belichick must not have known it’s bad luck to be on a boat before a playoff game. Patriots fan Adam Markopoulos tweeted a photo of New England’s coach and his girlfriend Linda Holliday sleeping on the Nantucket Ferry on Sunday afternoon.

No wonder there was a tough 2015 transition to the complexities and versatility of Kyle Shanahan’s offense, especially while breaking in key new personnel among his line, running game and receivers. The 2016 season has been a tribute to Ryan’s dedication to absorbing something so intricate and making it thrive with everyone younger around him.

It was much different from what I had done in the past, Ryan said. Play calls are a lot longer. Being on top of the details and making sure everything is just right is really important. I just felt that we could do some really good things when we all got comfortable together.

So what’s changed about Ryan Nothing, except that other elements of the Falcons have caught up to him.

It’s no different than Brady hitting his sweet spot with Josh McDaniels through two stints. Or Ben Roethlisberger settling into a groove with Todd Haley. Or Alex Smith finding his comfort zone with Andy Reid after being put through the coordinators wringer in San Francisco. Or, more recently, Matthew Stafford Cheap Jerseys Baseball with Jim Bob Cooter, or Eli Manning, to a degree, with Ben McAdoo.

Rodgers and Drew Brees are the rare, lucky QBs in that sense, having Cheap Jerseys Bike their steady mindmelds with Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton, respectively. We’ve also see plenty of partnerships not bring out the best in a QB, such as the Peyton Manning misfit with Gary Kubiak and Flacco hitting a wall post-Kubiak with Marc Trestman.

Shareece Wright paid $632 for an Uber to go from Chicago to a voluntary Bills practice

Veteran cornerback Shareece Wright signed with the Bills in May, and he was set on making it to the team’s voluntary workouts during OTAs. The problem was that Wright was in Chicago, and the Bills are in Buffalo. So Wright called an Uber.

It was quite a trip, as you can see from Wright’s Uber receipt, which Cheap Jerseys Kids NFL was obtained by SB Nation.

Wright also added a $300 tip, which seems fair considering the Uber driver had to trek all the way back to Chicago.

More importantly, Los Angeles invested some valuable draft capital to improve its line from the inside out. This was a poor draft year for blindside-protecting tackles but featured a strong group of mean interior linemen. The Chargers walked away with two of the best. They selected Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney, two players who could have been first-round picks, in the second and third rounds, respectively. Sixth-round pick Sam Tevi, a versatile blocker with Pac-12 experience on both sides of the ball, should also bring value as a swing player from the bench.

That leaves two big question marks for the Chargers on their road to offensive revival: Will their young contributors step up? And will the team avoid the injuries that devastated them in 2016?

Allen could be one of the NFL’s top wideouts — we just don’t know what he’s capable of at this point. He exploded onto the scene with a 1,000-yard campaign his rookie season then raised questions about his future with a disappointing sophomore year. He got back on track by kicking off 2015 with an All-Pro-caliber, eight-game stretch, but health concerns — a kidney injury and a torn ACL — have limited him to just one of the Chargers Cheap Jerseys On Sale last 24 contests.