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.

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.

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.

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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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Grading Jets’ 2018 NFL Draft picks

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Anderson last season was the Jets’ top receiver — 63 catches, 941 yards, and seven touchdowns.

All eyes in the soccer world will turn to Moscow on June 14th for the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Anderson now faces no felony charges in connection with either arrest. The only charge he still faces is misdemeanor reckless driving, from the January arrest in Broward County.

Even though Anderson now faces only that relatively minor legal charge, he could still be suspended by the NFL. The league typically waits until a player’s legal situation concludes before handing down any discipline.

Marco Asensio runs with the power and grace of former Brazil midfielder Kaka. The 22-year-old Spain midfielder likewise possesses a ferocious shot from outside the penalty area, excellent close control and endless stamina.

Asensio has a full passing range, too, either quickly to feet when playing it short, or hit with a golfer’s precision so the ball drops perfectly when playing it long.

Asensio has shown his tactical versatility when playing for Real Madrid, and is lethal on counterattacks with quick one-twos.

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That includes Ramapo, whose men’s basketball team had earned the right to host early-round NCAA Division III Tournament games by virtue of its NJAC Championship and 23-4 record in 2013. Instead, the Mahwah-based school had to host the tournament on the campus of Nyack College in New York.
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Cardinals drafted Christian Kirk knowing he was recently arrested

The Cardinals spent a second-round draft pick on wide receiver Christian Kirk even though he was arrested in February on a disorderly conduct and property damage charge that is still pending.
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The Arizona Republic reports that Kirk, who is from Arizona, was outside a local golf tournament when he and some friends were seen throwing rocks at cars.

Feel free to dissect Roethlisberger’s snark regarding whether he intends to help mentor third-round draft pick Mason Rudolph, the quarterback from Oklahoma State. Except to the extent it’s motivated by his obvious disappointment at the Steelers’ personnel moves on defense, it is inconsequential to the question at hand.

The question is whether the team’s work in free agency and now the draft has repaired a defense that rarely was exceptional in 2017, that gradually declined as the season progressed and then collapsed when star linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury in week 13.

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In the twilight, Manu Ginobili is Argentina’s shining example

Manu Ginobili is driven.
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Curry and Durant each scored five quick points as Golden State opened the third quarter with a 10-0 burst to go ahead 64-43.
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Of riding the emotion with his shot — after so many questions about his perceived struggles so far this series — Curry noted, You’ve got to be your biggest fan sometimes.

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Curry hit a baseline 3-pointer at the 9:02 mark of the first but missed his next five 3s before going 4 for 5 in the second half. He is now 7 of 25 from long range — he made one in each of the first two games.

All it takes is one, Kerr said.

Both potent offenses were slow getting rolling as the teams played strong defense.

Harden and Paul began 3 for 14 with Paul missing six shots before getting his first basket on goaltending against Andre Iguodala 2:39 before halftime.

Offensively we didn’t have any thrust, and they exploited it, Harden said.

Mike Evans wants to improve his yards after the catch

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The Buccaneers receiver had a career-low 1,001 yards and scored only five touchdowns, calling 2017 maybe my second-worst season.

It’s a lot of growth for him, took deep breaths out there, really saw him continuing to compose himself which is definite indication of development, Kapler said.

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I know for me, personally, if the team decides as a whole, most guys want to go or be a part of it, I’ll be attending with them, the quarterback said, via Rob Ellis of NBC Sports Philadelphia. I think it’s just a cool way to receive the honor nationally and be recognized. I don’t personally view it 鈥?I know some people do and everyone has their opinion on it 鈥?but I don’t view it as a political thing whatsoever. I don’t mess with politics very often.

Zach Ertz and Brandon Brooks were among the Eagles who said they remain undecided, and while Long and Jenkins reiterated that they will skip the trip, they insist it won’t affect the team’s locker room chemistry.

As far as teammates, yeah, we all have a choice, so nobody’s judging anybody, Long said. It’s an honor to get to go to the White House, and it means something different to everybody else.

Chad Pinder (R), 1.4 percent, Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners (LHP Marco Gonzales): Gonzales has been bitten by bad luck this year, but it should continue against the sneaky good A’s lineup, which is loaded with righties. Pinder is one of the hidden gems, especially when he can tap into his career .357 wOBA against southpaws. That success has continued this year with two homers and an exaggerated but reflective .458 wOBA over 42 plate appearances in that category.

Ranking the Big Ten QB situations after spring practice

If Rutgers fans could pick one colossal upset to score this season, it would be in the next game. But beating Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines at home, two years after 78-0? That would be quite the cathartic and euphoric event, no?
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The NFL owners will put it up for vote next week. The spring league meeting will be held in Atlanta on May 21-23. There, the NFL owners are expected to vote on, and approve, the sale. The official closing will be in July, per the Panthers.

When a team unearths their man, it can change the fortunes of the franchise.

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Then the Texans made a move for Deshaun Watson last year, trading a first-round pick in 2018 (No. 4 overall) to snag the dynamic signal-caller. Even after seeing Watson in action for just six starts before an ACL tear, Houston knows it’s found a franchise quarterback.

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