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Incognito, who re-did his deal with the Bills on March 15, only to say he was firing his agents and then say he was retiring, now says he wants the Bills to cut him.

Please release me from my contract, Incognito wrote on Twitter, in a message directed at the Bills. Contact Athletes First for further updates. Thank you for your service.
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The Eagles acquired the former third-round pick from the Panthers in exchange for wide receiver Torrey Smith. They might have released Smith (though a restructure was possible) and the two years and $10 million he has left on his deal seems like a bargain for Carolina in light of the free agent market.

The Eagles were interested in any affordable cornerback options, but a local kid who found trouble before his career started there was something they didn’t want to waste time on, apparently.

It’s his first playoff game, Middleton said. His rookie year he got hurt the second half of the season, the same thing with last year. … It’s never easy. We don’t want him to put a ton of pressure on himself, we just want him to go out there, relax, and be the Jabari we know he can be — the Jabari that we’ve seen him be since he came back from injury.

Parker, who returned to the lineup on Feb. 2 after tearing the ACL in his left knee for the second time last season, is averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this year and says the message he has gotten from teammates is simple heading into Game 2.

Just to control what I can control, Parker said.

The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared Crosby sucks!

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Mara also said, I think when you’re 3-13 nobody is untouchable, and, referring to possible interest around the league in Beckham, added, You always listen to those things, but that’s not a scenario I would like to see happen.

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Crosby matched a postseason-best with four points on a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence the raucous crowd and beat Philadelphia 5-1 on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

It’s not the first building that’s happened in, Crosby said, smiling. I don’t know if they stole that idea from someone else.
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Two of the so-called fiercest rivals in the NHL have provided three lopsided games: Pittsburgh’s 7-0 win in Game 1 and Philadelphia’s 5-1 victory in Game 2 could about qualify as nail-biters in this series.

Flyers’ Sean Couturier to sit out Game 4 with lower-body injury

The dirty work of Mitchell’s development is Bryant’s top priority. He’s the assistant who conducts the rookie’s individual workouts, pregame shooting routines and film sessions — scouting opponents, reviewing games, watching other stars to try to learn their tricks. Bryant is the constant voice in Mitchell’s ear.

The Golden Knights became the first team in the Stanley Cup playoffs to clinch a ticket to the second round after sweeping the Los Angeles Kings in four games. Vegas became the first franchise in NHL history to sweep a postseason series in its inaugural season.

Over the summer, Vegas management had tempered expectations. General manager George McPhee publicly declared a goal of making the playoffs in the team’s third season and winning a Stanley Cup in six.

“We don’t have high expectations for this year,” owner Bill Foley told ESPN in August. “We’re going to be competitive. If we’re going to lose a game, we’d like to lose by a goal or two, not lose by five or six. We don’t want to be a walkover team. We want to be competitive. We want to be entertaining on the ice. We want to score some goals.”

Instead, the Golden Knights have been one of the biggest success stories across all sports. Vegas became the first NHL team to make the postseason in its inaugural season since 1979-80, when the Oilers and Whalers reached the playoffs after joining the league as part of its merger with the WHA. The Oilers featured Wayne Gretzky, while the Whalers had Gordie Howe on the roster. It was also a time when just five of the league’s 21 teams didn’t make the playoffs.

Aminu is easily Portland’s best option on Davis. If Portland had its full wing contingent — with Maurice Harkless — Terry Stotts would probably experiment some with Aminu at center. But Harkless is hurt, though upgraded to questionable for Game 2. Collins is a rookie. Nurkic is important on both ends.

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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar and Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier are finalists for the Selke Trophy as best defensive forward in the NHL.

Bergeron is nominated for the seventh straight season and is one of just two players to have won the award four times. Hall of Famer Bob Gainey also has won it four times.jets_013

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Major League Baseball’s transition to Under Armour uniforms, which had been slated to take place next season, has been pushed back to 2020, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.com.
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Majestic, which currently makes MLB uniforms, will remain as the on-field uniform outfitter in 2019.

The NFL, who does not employ or operate the cheerleading squads, said in a statement that it supports fair employment practices.

Everyone who works in the NFL, including cheerleaders, has the right to work in a positive and respectful environment that is free from any and all forms of harassment and discrimination and fully complies with state and federal laws, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. Our office will work with our clubs in sharing best practices and employment-related processes that will support club cheerleading squads within an appropriate and supportive workplace.

Without going Womens Ryan Kelly Jersey into detail, the 34-year-old said he was done in a text to The Associated Press shortly after SportsIllustrated.com reported Incognito was strongly considering retiring, but would consider returning for one more season at the right price.

Incognito then told The Buffalo News he’s retiring because of health reasons.

I’m done. That’s it, Incognito told The News. Went to the doctor. My liver and kidneys are shutting down. The stress is killing me.

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Josh McCown enters training camp as starter but with no guarantees

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You want a long-term answer at every position, not just quarterback, Bowles said. So we’re trying to find guys and Josh, again, he played well last year, and we got the addition of Teddy and we’ll see what he can do and the young guys are still practicing. But you want a guy that has stability at the position for a long time.

Ballard expressed relief that McDaniels opted not to follow through on the tentative decision to take the Colts job; basically, Ballard believes it was better that someone who wasn’t truly all in realize it now and not a year or a month or even a day after signing the contract. If teams were permitted to harvest a signature before a candidate’s playoff run ends, the candidate possibly wouldn’t realize that he’s not fully committed to the job until it’s too late.

Of course, having the moment of clarity that comes from having pen to paper come sooner than later could force a guy who isn’t all in to say so before, for example, staff members are hired under the assumption that the candidate will take the job. To get to that point, however, a franchise that is singularly focused on the task at hand of preparing for and winning playoff games will necessarily be forced to act, at the risk of creating distractions and disruptions.

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Richie Incognito said at the time he was thrilled to rework his contract with the Bills, which amounted to a pay cut.
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Mitchell continued his case for Rookie of the Year on Sunday with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists — including one terrific full-court pass from the right corner baseline ahead to Ingles in front of the opposite rim for a Jazz layup against the Lakers.

Like its impressive rookie, the Jazz continues to grow as the playoffs near.

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Incognito has decided to be presidential, and fire his Jon Ryan Youth jersey agents via Twitter. He sent his message to his agency Athletes First, terminating their relationship in a very public manner.

His latest restructure reduced his base salary from $6.325 million to $3.65 million, while adding a $1 million roster bonus. That cleared $1.675 million in cap room for the Bills.

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The Patriots seem to be operating under the assumption that tight end Rob Gronkowski will be back on the field next year.

But he apparently has something to keep himself busy this offseason.

According to a report from the Hollywood insider publication the Tracking Board, Gronkowski will appear in a new action movie called “Boss Level.”

During that same recruiting meeting, Riley said in the book, he tried to prepare LeBron and his advisers for the negative fallout that would erupt following his decision to leave Cleveland. Riley says he even used the word “fear” in discussing that scenario.

“And both of them, Maverick [Carter] and LeBron, looked at me,” Riley recalled. “Like, ‘Fear? Afraid of what?’ They almost mocked me. This was a big decision. I was trying to tell them, ‘S— [is] going to hit the fan, man.’ ‘Afraid? Us?’ They had so much confidence in what they were doing, and they were so smart in a lot of ways.”

Following LeBron’s declaration on live television that he would be “taking my talents to South Beach,” a public relations debacle dubbed The Decision, Riley recounted meeting a shaken James on the tarmac in Miami.

The Titans saw starting inside linebacker Avery Williamson leave for the Jets in free agency, leaving Compton and 2017 fifth-round pick Jayon Brown to vie for time with Wesley Woodyard in the 2018 defense.

“They just said, ‘We’re not feeling it,’ or something like that,” Riley told Thomsen. “We talked about the typical things that we have to do, have patience and all of that stuff.

“And I remember LeBron looking at me, and he said, ‘Don’t you ever get the itch?’ I said, ‘The itch for what?’ He said, ‘The itch to coach again?’ I said, ‘No, I don’t have the itch.’ He didn’t ask any more questions, and I didn’t offer any more answers. But I know what it meant, and I always go back and wonder about what he was thinking at that time. He walked out scratching his leg like it was itching.”
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Bucks close out Bradley Center with 102-86 win over Magic

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Coach Joe Prunty was just as impressed with the contributions from his quick point guard that didn’t make the stat sheet.

Bledsoe had his fourth career triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 102-86 win on Monday night in the final regular-season game at the Bradley Center.

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It’s been the case all season. Our defense has never been consistent enough, coach Frank Vogel said.

Milwaukee won its second straight game without Antetokounmpo, who is resting a sore right ankle. Both victories came against 50-loss teams.

They got a huge lift on Monday from Bledsoe, with help from Muhammad and Jason Terry off the bench. They helped push the Bucks on the 20-6 run over the final 5:27 of the third to build a 74-67 lead.

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I’ve kind of like been a hypocrite of that because I’m always moving and trying to figure out how we can be better the next day or whatever the case, James said. So it’s always hard for me to be like, OK, another division crown after everything that’s gone on with our team and our ballclub this year, but it’s a pretty cool thing.

James had 26 points and 11 assists, Kevin Love scored 28 points, and the Cavaliers got their 50th win along with that Central Division title by beating the New York Knicks 123-109 on Monday night.

The Cavs reached 50 wins for the fourth time in four seasons since James returned from Miami and the 11th time in franchise history. James has won a record 10 straight division titles in Cleveland and Miami.

Cleveland pulled within a half-game of Philadelphia for the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference, bouncing back from its loss to the 76ers on Friday and winning for the sixth time in seven games.

Faria allowed one run and four hits in four-plus innings.

Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, who went 8 for 12 with five doubles and a homer over the first three games, was hitless in five at-bats.
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Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson makes his seventh career start Monday in the first of two interleague game at Miami. He went 2-0 with a 4.33 ERA in five starts last season.

Rays: With just three healthy starters — Chris Archer, Blake Snell and Faria — on the roster, manager Kevin Cash will use a second bullpen day in three days Monday when Tampa Bay travels to New York for the Yankees’ home opener. RHP Austin Pruitt will start against Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery.

Yost sat first baseman Lucas Duda on Tuesday after he suffered a mild hamstring strain late in Monday’s game. Chesler Cuthbert replaced him at first. Yost also put his Monday designated hitter, Jorge Soler, in right Aaron Ekblad Jersey and made his right fielder, Jon Jay, his DH.

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I went out there to get him and it looked like I was in the middle of a bank robbery, Everybody had their masks on.

The Royals announced Tuesday a move they made on Thursday, designating former top prospect right-hander Kyle Zimmer for assignment. He went unclaimed and Kansas City has now requested unconditional release waivers on Zimmer to clear a roster spot.

Martinez battled his command throughout the day and finished with six walks.

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He’s pitched well at Miller Park, where he made his major league debut on May 3, 2013 and made 15 appearances with nine starts. Martinez has gone 3-4 with a 2.69 ERA in those contests and is 5-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 23 career appearances against the Brewers.

Defensive tackle: Sylvester Williams is a prime example of this offseason’s stopgap additions.

The former first-round pick inked a one-year deal with the club that will pay him $3.5 million in 2018. That’s a quality short-term solution, but the team could use a long-term option to play the nose tackle position in Matt Patricia’s multiple front, or even a penetrating 3-tech who could be an upgrade over Akeem Spence. No one should be surprised if the Lions go with an interior lineman in the first round, with Vita Vea, Da’Ron Payne, Maurice Hurst and Taven Bryan all carrying appeal.
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Tight end: The Lions dumped Eric Ebron and saw Darren Fells depart in favor of a three-year deal in Cleveland, leaving a significant void. The team filled it with Luke Willson, an athletic option who has the potential to outproduce what he’s done in the NFL thus far, and Toilolo, a big-bodied blocker who more closely mirrors Fells’ skill set. Second-year man Michael Roberts should also help make up some of the production lost with Ebron’s departure, but there’s no doubt the Lions could use more talent at this spot.

If he’s anywhere close to the same player he was before the injury, it will be a big boost to a pass rush that was anemic at times last season. That said, you can never have enough players capable of pressuring the quarterback, so if the Lions can land a prospect capable of doing it consistently, even situationally, the team would be wise to pull the trigger.

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While most of the quarterbacks coming out of college this year are projected optimistically, almost irrationally, Jackson hasn’t gotten that response. There was debate that he should play another position. If he doesn’t play quarterback, it’s the biggest travesty that’s ever going to happen in the NFL, Swain says. I’ve never seen anybody with his determination, competitive nature. You’ll never see how competitive he is. Jackson has a rifle arm. He has terrific speed. He has never churned up controversy.