NFL reportedly considering moving Chargers back to San Diego

Could the NFL really send the Chargers back to San Diego? It’s something being discussed, according to longtime NFL reporter Don Banks.

The former Sports Illustrated reporter, who has worked for NFL Media and currently writes for The Athletic, told a San Diego radio station on Thursday the NFL never wanted to lose San Diego as a market and could force Chargers owner Dean Spanos to take the team back.

“I have been painted a picture from people I’ve talked to that the league was sympathetic … to Dean Spanos’ plight,” Banks told The Mighty 1090. “Feels like he had been a ‘league guy’ feels like he had waited kind of his turn on the relocation front, thought he had the votes the year before — Jerry Jones and Stan Kroenke pretty much outmaneuvered Dean and Mark Davis with the Raiders to be the first in line for LA. So it was almost as if this was a bit of a make up.

But thanks to Giants co-owner Steve Tisch and his private jet, he was able to fly home immediately and meet his daughter for the first time.

Rosas said he watched Karsyn’s birth via Facetime, but had to focus on the upcoming game. The orginal plan was for Lopez to be induced Monday, so Rosas could be there for the birth. However, Karsyn decided to arrive early Sunday morning.

“I saw it all (on the phone),” Rosas said Wednesday. “I was kind of Wholesale MLB Jerseys floating Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China everywhere. (To hold her) was amazing, it’s a feeling you can’t really describe. I was told that all the time, and what a special moment it was when I first got to hold her. She’s an angel; she doesn’t make a sound or cry. She’s good, she’s healthy.”

Goff made the same mistakes throughout the 2017 preseason.

Intelligence on the football field requires putting in the effort to learn about past players, and Awuzie has plenty of role models to take note of, saying: “There’s a lot of players that play my position that I can look at, look at the techniques that they use, for me to get better.

“Players like Darrelle Revis, and Nnamdi Asomugha. He [Asomugha]was a great player and that’s also a player, since he was Nigerian, I automatically gravitated towards. I always used to watch how he played, on youtube.”

Now in Dallas, Awuzie has readily accepted tutelage from all corners but has been inspired by veteran linebacker Sean Lee and his assistance to the rookie defenders, saying Lee is the epitome of a leader for young players.

Goff’s college offense stifled his development of many things, but pocket navigation may be the most critical. Even when he impressed at Cal, Goff rarely utilized proper footwork and spatial awareness of the traffic around him.

Goff’s delayed upfield steps in the pocket are turning into rushed throws, sacks and turnovers in the NFL. Goff last year suffered 26 sacks on 240 drop-backs, one of the worst sack percentages in the league. Half of them were on third downs, almost equal to the number of first downs he converted.

Against the Chargers, for example, he was reluctant to step up, stared down his primary target and was strip sacked for an eventual defensive touchdown.

But along with his lack of pocket movement skills, something that Cheap Jerseys US was expected in his NFL development, Goff’s confidence as a mid-range passer has suffered. Once considered Cheap Jerseys Website his best skill set, Goff’s anticipation has given way to indecisiveness, over-placement of throws and repeated missed opportunities.

NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Start times, TV channels, and live stream for Saturday

NBA Summer League Friday was a tough act to follow. Between the Suns, Kings and Lonzo Ball’s Lakers debut, there was enough energy-filled basketball to last lifetime.

But just like Daniel with the white vans, the NBA is back at it again on Saturday, this time with an eight-game slate that’ll have you back for more. And while every game is important, especially for you hoops fiends out there, there are a few Saturday night showdowns that you’ve got to see if you’re around at the time:

Between Lauri Markkanen, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn for the Bulls, and electrifying point guard Dennis Smith Jr. on the Mavericks, the midday matchup between Dallas and Chicago is one any basketball savant should have his eyes peeled for.

The Cavs have unsuccessfully tried to contact Irving, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic, but he is not talking to anyone from the organization.

In Irving’s defense, he spent the past week in Asia promoting his new Nike Kyrie sneakers. You can see just how much fun he’s had on his Instagram account, where he showed the house that was built for him in Beijing.

But Irving has since returned stateside and has yet to communicate with Cavs management. And quite frankly, if he wanted to pick up the phone when new GM Koby Altman is calling, he would.

During his press conference introducing Altman on Wednesday, Gilbert tried to compare Irving’s trade request to that of Kobe Bryant, who demanded the Lakers trade him after their mediocre years Cheap Jerseys Bulk from 2004-07. Los Angeles denied his request and subsequently acquired Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Cheap Jerseys And Jordans before rattling off back-to-back NBA championships.

Russell has a home in Brooklyn, and they value him highly.

Nobody says they shouldn’t, especially for the price for which he was acquired — Brook Lopez on the final year of his deal, and a late first-round draft pick that turned into Kyle Kuzma, who’s promising but is already about to turn 22.

However, in two years with the Lakers, Russell did not consistently make his teammates better. The team was about five points better with him off the floor during his rookie year. Last year, it was around three. There will always be some noise in the numbers with teams that are as bad as Los Angeles has been for two years. But it vibes with the eye test and what we know about Russell, too.

The architect of that 60-win team was Danny Ferry. He inherited Horford and Teague, but acquired Korver for cash, signed Millsap in free agency, and plucked Carroll out of the fringes of the NBA. He also hired Mike Budenholzer, the long-time Gregg Popovich acolyte, as head coach. Bud installed a beautiful ball movement offense that paired perfectly with a dogged defense to make the Hawks great.

Ferry dove into some hot water with the Luol Deng scouting report scandal and actually spent the entire dream season away from the team. He resigned at the end of the season, turning the reins over to Budenholzer and a promoted Wes Wilcox. That front office re-signed Millsap but watched Carroll walk — there Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal was no other way, as Toronto ponied up more cash than the Hawks could handle.

The offense sunk from No. 6 in the league to No. 22 despite healthy Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys seasons for everyone in Atlanta. The Hawks fell to 48 wins, and got swept by the Cavaliers again, and faced the sure end of their run.

Eric Thames says he never got a call for the Home Run Derby

Eric Thames provided some fireworks for the Brewers offense on the 4th of July, hitting his 22nd and 23rd home runs of the season in a 6-2 win.

“They had an off day yesterday, the third in a week or so after going 20 games without a break. Kipnis spent the last one with Lonnie Chisenhall — his best friend on the team and a guy he calls, with or without baseball, a friend for life — in Chisenhall’s backyard with his two kids. “I’m Uncle Jason,” he says while noshing on a corndog, which would be unremarkable except he’s eating it with a fork and knife despite the dish’s built-in utensil.”

It’s pure insanity, flagrantly shunning the stick that is literally cooked into the product and is working hard to make it your snacking experience as easy and utensil-free as possible. That stick has a job, which was just carelessly outsourced to a fork and a knife who probably don’t need the extra work right now. The stick economy is rough — popsicles, corndogs, kebobs, and that’s pretty much it — and if people just go around eating corndogs with forks and knives without a care in the world how will sticks support their families?

If there were a lot of messy toppings, simply angle the corndog in a manner where the toppings don’t slide off. Nothing in the fictitious Articles of Eating Corndogs Properly says that you absolutely must eat a corndog in a perfectly vertical position. This isn’t rocket science, just Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap tilt that thing horizontally and have a lot of napkins handy for backup. Anything Raiders Cheap Jerseys is better than bringing utensils into the equation.

The umpires stood by their decision, but weren’t willing to accept responsibility.

“This whole thing was Tom Lasorda’s fault,” umpire Bob Davidson said, according to The Associated Press. “He instigated the crowd, waving his arms. He has himself to blame, absolutely. He knows he’s to blame.”

“How did I instigate it? I was talking to Jim Quick. All I was asking was why he threw my players out,” Lasorda said. “Who made them (the fans) throw the balls the first time? What did I do? If I don’t come out and ask why my players are being thrown out, what kind of a manager am I? That’s all I did. I tell you, that is a real crime, for those guys to try to put that blame on me.”

Regardless of where the blame fell, it was the first MLB forfeit since Disco Demolition Night in 1979 — and the last one to date. Though the forfeit prevented the Dodgers from inching closer to a postseason berth, they ended up winning the division anyway — then were swept by the Reds in the NLDS.

Two years later, a similar ball-tossing incident occurred on opening day in Milwaukee. The dreaded F-word was threatened, but thankfully for the Brewers, order was restored before baseball’s nuclear option was needed.

After the Milwaukee fiasco, MLB declared that giveaways of baseballs or other throwable objects must occur after a game as fans leave the stadium.

Based on the information available, thanks to Pavlidis and others like Tom Brady Cheap Jerseys him, we’re able to compare pitches as they are called by umpires versus what the radar tells us. That includes an estimate on how accurate the average umpire is behind the plate.

“Both (radar and the umpire) would probably be about 90 percent,” he said. “An automated system would not have the big misses but would actually miss more on the margins, according Very Cheap Jerseys to some unpublished research I’ve heard about. The bigger difference would be the zone wouldn’t expand and contract during at-bats.”

Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Furious Phil Kessel shakes off frustration, scores Game 2 winner

For most of Monday’s maddening Game 2, linemates Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin made no attempt to hide their frustration with one another, themselves, the Senators, pretty much everything and everyone.

It was fitting then that the pair of Penguins connected for the only goal late in the third period that tied the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.

Television cameras caught Malkin and Kessel seething on the Pittsburgh bench, at times inconsolable while venting to teammates, coaches, or in Kessel’s case, perhaps, an imaginary friend. Ottawa’s grind-it-out trap game was working wonders to dishearten the Pens’ stars into submission, a repeat of Game 1 when they hit three posts and failed to cash in on five power plays.

Driving Lyft before Game 3, Brett McCormick, 39, told a story about his Pittsburgh roots and growing up going to Penguins games. His move to Nashville 18 years ago almost exactly coincided with the Predators’ birth.

It was an NHL experiment then. Hockey’s conversion rate to a Southern fan base isn’t great elsewhere, but Nashville, unbeknownst to outsiders, was fine-tuning a brand all its own, waiting for a moment like this to flaunt what they had come up with.

“You go back then and half the arena was empty,” he said. “Now there’s barely Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys room to move on the streets.”

The dual-fandom also means he’s a conflicted man these days.

Pressed, McCormick admitted he’s now partial to the Predators — “I root Cheap Braves Jerseys for the underdog” — even if it means being shunned by some family in Pittsburgh.

“I have people asking all the time who I’m rooting for,” he said. “Last week I told my aunt I have to go with the Preds and she said she couldn’t talk to me anymore.

“I thought she was joking, but I haven’t heard from her since.”

Clippers can be dangerous again soon — if they can stay healthy

The Chris Paul-less Clippers continued to inch their way back in the right direction Wednesday with a 115-106 victory over the Grizzlies.

Paul, who is expected to return Friday, was replaced by Austin Rivers. Coach Doc Rivers’ son scored a season-high 28 points, while also dishing out seven assists.

Life without Paul hasn’t been easy for the Clippers, who had dropped six of their last seven games before playing Memphis.

Portland Trail Blazers: Any team with two star guards such as Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum should be able to consistently close out tight games. That wasn’t the case in Wednesday’s 107-85 loss to the Hornets when Portland was outscored 28-13 in the fourth quarter.

There may not be a more disappointing team in the NBA this season than the Trail Blazers.

Controversy aside, Derrick Rose is still a supreme talent at point guard.

Rose finished the 117-106 win against the Celtics with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Isaiah Thomas scored 39 points for Boston.

Normally, this wouldn’t be a very interesting game, but the Cavs are reeling Paypal Cheap Jerseys right now and Phoenix is led by shooting guard Devin Booker, who has scored 39 points in two of his last Soccer Cheap Jerseys three games. Cleveland needs a convincing win to get its confidence back up.

Andre Roberson hugged Thunder media before addressing NBA trade deadline confusion

Andre Roberson caused a real stir in the hours before the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday. The Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard was seen hugging coaches after a team film session earlier in the morning. That signaled to reporters that he may have been traded. But as the deadline came and went, Roberson stayed with the Thunder.

Roberson first played in on the joke on social media, and continued on Saturday, as he hugged media members and then addressed the confusion of it all on Friday.

“[The hug ordeal] was actually pretty funny,” said Roberson. “I went back to the locker room and checked my phone and my agent called me. I was getting all these tweets and my phone was blowing up.”

Carroll has taken a several parting shots at the Raptors on his way out the door, telling the Toronto Sun the team’s style of play was too isolation-heavy and pointing to a lack of trust as a major issue in the locker room: “This year, I feel like a lot of guys didn’t trust each other and a lot of guys, they didn’t feel like other guys could produce or (be) given the opportunity, so there was a lot of lack of trust on our team, so that’s what hindered us from going (as far as they wanted to go).”

Former NBA players and ESPN analysts Stephen Jackson and Paul Pierce discussed Carroll’s comments with host Rachel Nichols on Wednesday’s edition of “The Jump,” and well, they had a Cheap Jerseys Bulk lot Cheap Jerseys And Hats to say. Pierce offered a simple response.

Senior Bowl 2017: Alabama’s O.J. Howard finally gets chance to shine

MOBILE, Ala. Four years ago, O.J. Howard was the top high school tight end prospect in the country. The five-star recruit chose Alabama and went on to play every game for the Crimson Tide while he was on campus.

Now Howard is the projected top tight end prospect for the 2017 NFL Draft. But after a Cheap Hockey Jerseys college career that saw the team’s featured tight end surpass 50 yards in a game just eight times in the last three years, Howard’s NFL draft evaluation isn’t quite clear.

I want to thank the Cleveland Browns organization for giving me this opportunity, Collins said. From the day I walked in the door, I felt welcomed by my new teammates and everyone in this organization. The past is the past as far as last season’s record, but today is a new day. I’m only looking forward. I know we have a lot of work to do, and with Coach Hue leading us and the front office bringing in talent, I feel like we are going to get there and I feel good about continuing my career here.

Collins was a second-round pick of the Patriots in 2013 and spent over three years in New England. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2015, but was traded to Cleveland last Halloween. He finished the 2016 season with 112 tackles and three sacks, with 69 tackles and two sacks coming in his final eight games with the Browns.

The Browns likely aren’t done with these blockbuster deals. They have over $50 million in salary cap carryover money, which is more than any other NFL team.

He’s a versatile, smart, competitive and physical football player who has experienced winning at the highest level. Jamie was great to have in our building this season, and we look forward to him being a Cleveland Brown for a number of years to come. We are counting on him to be a big part of us becoming a winning team.