Giants closer Hunter Strickland out 6-8 weeks after breaking hand on door

San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland will be sidelined six to eight weeks after he fractured his right hand while punching a door Monday night following a blown save.

I own all responsibilities and consequences because these were no ones actions but myself. I will work hard to get back with the guys and help contribute to some more wins. This is our life, and we take pride in what we do, so when we fail it hurts. But that is by no means an excuse because every action has a reaction- which is what I’m seeing now. I’ve made a mistake and regret it, but I will not give up and will learn from this! I completely understand how this portrays my character, which I will humbly work on areas in my life that need refinement.

I sincerely didn’t do this out of selfishness, but simply because I let down the ones that count on me most and my emotions got the best of me in that moment. So again, I’m sorry, and now I have to move forward.

With the Giants leading the Marlins 4-2 at home on Monday, Strickland came on for the top of the ninth inning and recorded just one out. He allowed two walks, a double, two singles and three runs. The Giants went on to lose 5-4.

It was Strickland’s fourth blown save this season. He is 3-3 with 13 saves and a 2.84 ERA overall in 2018.

Doctors determined a ruptured aneurysm caused the hemorrhage.

Farquhar will miss the remainder of the 2018 season but is expected to pitch again.

Hicks’ home run Tuesday came from the right side as he faced left-hander Marco Gonzales. His previous two homers Sunday and Monday came as a left-handed hitter, facing right-handed pitching.

The three home runs Gonzales gave up to the Yankees were a statistical aberration for him. Through his first eight starts this season, he had given up only three homers total.

With Hicks hitting his 10th homer, the Yankees now have six players with double-digit home runs so far this season. It’s the fourth time in team history that many players have hit at least 10 homers each through the team’s first 70 games. It also happened with the 2002, 2012 and 2017 Yankees.

Coincidentally, with usual leadoff man Brett Gardner out nursing a sore knee and Hicks thrust into that role instead, the Yankees’ lineup in Tuesday’s series opener ended up featuring all six of those players in the first six spots.

Paxton Lynch vows to be ready if called upon to play

The Broncos’ plan is for Paxton Lynch to sit all season.
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For the first time in his three seasons, Lynch is not competing for the starting job. That belongs Tyler Clippard Womens Jersey to newcomer Case Keenum, signed by the Broncos as a free agent in March.

I was really excited, actually, when we got Case for the fact he’s a veteran guy who’s been through it a little bit and had his ups and downs, said Lynch, the 26th overall pick in 2016. The way he carries himself and handles himself — he’s a pro and that only Tomas Hertl Authentic Jersey benefits me and the other guys in the locker room and the other guys in the quarterback room.

Seferian-Jenkins said during last week’s minicamp that 2018 will be his best year as both a receiver and a blocker. He caught 50 passes with the Jets last year and came into the league with high marks as a receiver, but the latter area hasn’t been seen as a particular strong suit in the past.

The Jaguars could use good play in that area after releasing Marcedes Lewis and Seferian-Jenkins acknowledges that we’ll find out if I can run block or not thanks to the Jaguars’ run-heavy attack. He’s confident that he’ll prove himself capable in that area.

There’s no doubt in my mind I can be the best run-blocking, pass-catching tight end in the league, Seferian-Jenkins said, via First Coast News. I’m not worried about it. I’ve got a good opportunity to come in here and do what I can to help this team win as many games as possible and everyone else will decide how the blocking is, but I’m going to block as hard as I can for my teammates.

Seferian-Jenkins may not wind up as the best tight end in the league, but showing well as a run blocker along with giving the Jaguars more of a presence as a receiver than they got last year should be enough to deem the deal a success in Jacksonville.

Luck’s little mental block doesn’t bode well for the Colts

The unbridled enthusiasm about the eventual return to health of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has spread to Luck himself, with Luck going on the record on Tuesday to say he’ll absolutely be ready for the start of the season. Something else that Luck said was far more intriguing. And concerning.
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Here we are, six weeks from the start of training camp. Nearly 18 months removed from the supposedly successfully outpatient shoulder surgery. And Luck can’t do what every other NFL quarterback currently can — make a series of relatively short throws with the kind of football used in an NFL game.

While none of this means Adam Jones Womens Jersey Luck won’t be ready to throw a full-sized football in a full-speed setting come September, none of it means that he will be, either. And I’ll continue to believe nothing that is said about (or, frankly, by) Luck, waiting instead to see him perform before concluding that he’s the guy he used to be.

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It was very frustrating, man, Beasley said. No one wants to have a good year and come back and have the worst year of their career. It was definitely frustrating. A lot of things I had to fight through, but I feel like that season has made me better today because of it.

Beasley said he has benefited from the addition of receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

It just feels like this is the first time I’m being taught how to actually run routes instead of just naturally doing them, Beasley said. It’s kind of different. When you get to the NFL it’s like you’re already supposed to know, stuff is assumed.

Here’s Eagles’ Doug Pederson plan for Carson Wentz, Nick Foles in training camp

Two years ago, Eagles coach Doug Pederson had a glut of quarterbacks. Sam Bradford had returned, the Eagles signed Chase Daniel and drafted Carson Wentz.
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Of course, things changed quickly when Bradford was traded to the Vikings before the season and Wentz emerged as the clear-cut starter, but before that point, Pederson wanted to get everyone reps with the first-team, so he split it up evenly.

The Eagles have a few new players to incorporate into the offense, namely receiver Mike Wallace and rookie tight end Dallas Goedert, and Pederson says it will behoove both quarterbacks to take the time away from practice to build up the rapport with those players, as well as the returning players and those recovering from injury, such as receiver Alshon Jeffery.

It’s on them, it’s on the players sometimes to work a little extra outside of the confines of practice, Pederson said, to make sure they’re getting the proper reps that they need, proper throws that they need to work with guys like Mike and even when Alshon comes back.

Nah, not to my concern yet, he said of a possible suspension, on the Jets’ second day of minicamp. Once my other case gets settled, then I know my lawyer informed me that we’ll have a conversation with the league about that.

But as for a potential suspension, Anderson said, I hope not. I don’t think so.

Any suspension would hurt the Jets, because Anderson was their top receiver last season. Wednesday marked Anderson’s first public comments since his most recent arrest.

Last May, Anderson was charged with a felony after allegedly pushing Adrian Clayborn Authentic Jersey a police officer at a music festival in Miami. But the case was completely dropped, because other officers couldn’t back up the cop’s claim.

In January, Anderson allegedly sped away from an officer at 105 mph and threatened to sexually assault the officer’s wife, after being arrested. Anderson faced three felonies for that incident, but everything was dropped except for a Matthew Lorito Youth Jersey misdemeanor reckless driving charge.

Terrell Owens declines to attend HOF enshrinement

Former All-Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens has publicly declined his invitation to attend the Aug. 4 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Owens made the announcement Thursday via an official statement.

I am so grateful for all of the support my family, friends, and certainly my fans, have shown me throughout my entire career in the National Football League. When it was announced that I was going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the response received from my fans was overwhelming, and I am truly humbled. I am honored to be included among this group of fellow inducted individuals.

While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my invitation to attend the induction ceremony in Canton. I have already shared this information with the Hall. After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere. At a later date, I will announce where and when I will celebrate my induction.

I would also like to thank the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals for the time I was granted with each organization. I am thankful for the relationships forged and the lessons learned while part of each team.

I wish to congratulate all past, current and future inductees. It is quite an honor to be part of such elite company. This honor is something that I will cherish forever.

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Kurt Abbott hit two home runs for Team Teal in a 10-4 win over Team Black in a Marlins alumni softball game as part of the weekend’s 25th anniversary festivities before the game.
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Those were all of the guys I grew up watching Alex Fernandez, Benito Santiago, Juan Pierre, Cliff (Floyd), so it was really cool for me to kind of turn back the clock for me this series and get to see all of those out there on the field, Hosmer said.

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The Angels said Ohtani’s ulnar collateral ligament has a Grade 2 sprain, which typically indicates some degree of damage but not a complete tear. Ohtani’s injury doesn’t always require surgery, while Grade 3 sprains are usually repaired by Tommy Authentic Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jersey John surgery.

If the PRP and stem-cell processes do not work, Tommy John surgery is a possibility. Asked whether Ohtani can avoid that, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said, We’re hopeful that he can, that it is completely treatable with the biologic prescription the doctors recommended.

I’m just going to take every day as it comes and put him on this course of recovery and strengthening for the next three weeks and then deal with what we’ve got to deal with in three weeks’ time, Eppler added.

Manager Mike Scioscia expressed a similarly measured reaction.

President Trump asks NFL players to suggest people for pardons

President Donald Trump made an unexpected move Friday, asking NFL players to recommend people they think have been treated unfairly, to be considered for a presidential pardon.
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It was an unexpected occasion, perhaps, for Trump Authentic Domata Peko Jersey to offer an olive branch to a league and players he’s spent the past year feuding with in public. Earlier this week he disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the customary White House visit.

And while some critics will view his latest comments as a publicity stunt, he will get some recommendations for pardon. Yahoo Sports reported the first came shortly after Trump’s remarks, when former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes recommended his brother, Mark Tynes, for a pardon.

They’ve wasted the last few years of Eli’s career, they’ve wasted his prime, O’Hara said at a charity function, via It’s been hard to sit and watch that happen. I’m glad to see that they found a way to correct it, but Eli can still play the game.

Defensive lineman Justin Tuck, who was with Manning during the team’s 2008 and 2012 Super Bowl wins, said O’Hara was right.

I agree with him, Tuck said. We all know what Eli can do when he is healthy and when he has comparable athletes around him. I don’t think he James Develin Jersey had those. Anything other than that, you are just lying to yourself.

Manning has been with the Giants since they drafted him in 2004, winning two Super Bowls, starting in all but 10 games and making 210 consecutive starts. However, the last six years saw the Giants fail to make the playoffs.

Manning, 37, will likely be retiring in the next couple years. Even though new coach Pat Shurmur and new GM Dave Gettleman have said they want to surround Manning with the best talent, his stats from the last few years have shown he’s not posting high numbers.

Coach Jay Gruden said he can see the difference in a fully healthy Doctson.

Oh, yeah, Gruden said, via the team’s official website. You know, the more experience you get… The first year was a wash for him. Last year was really his first year here. And then this year is just a matter of reps and getting to know Alex [Smith] and just being precise in what he does and without hesitation. You can see that confidence in the routes that he’s running. And every day we’re going to get different looks. We’re going to get cloud tech, we’re going to get bump-and-run, we’re going to get outside leverage, inside leverage, boxes and all that good stuff. But for him to just continue to see different coverages, different looks, different techniques with the routes that we Joe Crede Youth jersey have called, he’ll be a much better player.
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I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court finally side with New Jersey and strike down the arbitrary ban on sports betting imposed by Congress decades ago, Murphy said.

The American Gaming Association, which filed a brief with the Supreme Court in favor of legal sport betting, estimates that US residents place about $150 billion in illegal bets on games each year.

Famed odds-maker Danny Sheridan said his four decades in the gambling industry suggest that figure lowballs the amount of cash Americans put on the line, with football alone generating $150 billion in annual wagers 鈥?and the Super Bowl responsible for $12 billion.

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I just don’t think that was the right way to kind of, like, lay the hammer down, McCourty said. I think the NFL is a group where you have owners and players, but it can work together, you know what I mean?

That’s not for Landon to talk about, Shurmur said. I think the important thing is, let’s let Ereck talk for Ereck when he gets here, and we’ll worry about that later. But really, I don’t think our players should be talking about another player’s situation.

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Ex-cheerleaders send Roger Goodell letter demanding end to ‘inhumane’ treatment

A group of former Texans cheerleaders delivered a letter Monday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seeking better pay and an end to inhumane treatment by teams.

Four cheerleaders and their attorney, Gloria Allred, delivered the letter to NFL headquarters in Manhattan. The cheerleaders, who filed suit against the Texans last week alleging unequal pay and unfair working conditions, asked Goodell to force NFL teams to stop exploiting women.

Allred also held up a T-shirt for reporters showing the figure $7.25, the federal minimum wage, alleging the cheerleaders were paid less than that.

We appreciate the Houston Texans Cheerleaders for the positive impact they have made in our community and for the outstanding way they have represented our organization for nearly two decades. If there are things we learn from this process that we feel will make our cheer program even better, we will make the necessary adjustments. We do not tolerate mistreatment of our cheer team or our employees at any time.

Cheerleaders and former cheerleaders around the NFL have been speaking out in recent months and filing suits alleging harassment, gender discrimination, exploitation and other issues. In one incident reported last month, Redskins cheerleaders told the New York Times they were required to pose topless for a calendar photo shoot in 2013, and were also asked to escort sponsors to nightclubs.

After his approval a few days later by NFL owners, Tepper was playful with reporters and didn’t just acknowledge his personal insecurities but seemed to bask in them. Portly and bald, Tepper began two of his four questions at a news conference by pointing out the hair of two lushly coiffed reporters and later wondered aloud during a photo opportunity if he should’ve worn a better shirt.

I have a great appreciation for how stupid I am, Tepper said at one point, not exactly a statement commonly made by NFL owners, and he spent one night in Atlanta at the hotel lobby bar and later told a Charlotte Observer reporter that he celebrated his entry into American sports’ most exclusive club not with caviar and a 62-year-old Macallan but with pork rinds and strawberry milk.

Delanie Walker declares himself the best tight end in the NFL

Titans tight end Delanie Walker has a high opinion of himself.
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Walker believes that he 鈥?not Rob Gronkowski or Travis Kelce 鈥?is the best tight end in football.

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman engineered a big deal to get Garrison’s $4.6 million cap hit off the books — and to protect Tampa Bay’s younger defensemen. Garrison was put on waivers by Oct. 27, then spent most of the season in AHL purgatory. He disappointed Knights fans who expected some production out of the veteran, but perhaps this was the endgame all along. It’s unclear if McPhee had any expectation that Garrison would contribute, but he squeezed a second- and a fourth-round pick out of Yzerman, plus the negotiating rights to Nikita Gusev (who ended up re-signing in the KHL).

A winger with a bit of a pest streak to him, Leipsic was a 23-year-old RFA the Knights signed to a two-year deal. He had two goals and 11 assists in 44 games before McPhee flipped him at the trade deadline for defenseman Philip Holm.

Johnny Manziel had his Welcome to the CFL moment early in his preseason debut against the Toronto Argonauts. The incident led to the Hamilton backup quarterback exchanging words with an Argonauts player.

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Whether I was or whether I wasn’t, I’m not there anymore, Taylor said. That’s his decision moving forward. I still feel that I’d done more than enough to stay where I was. But at the end of the day, they made a decision to move forward, and that’s their decision.