Daryl Johnston misses the point on Eagles players’ objections to Trump

Former Cowboys fullback and current FOX announcer Daryl Johnston won three Super Bowls during the Clinton presidency, and this week he weighed in on why he thinks Super Bowl winners should visit the White House. Unfortunately, Johnston seemed to miss the point about why so many Eagles players declined to meet President Trump this week, resulting in Trump canceling a ceremony to honor the Super Bowl winners.

Johnson, who signed his $15.6 million contract extension Friday, and his teammates can’t wait for the season after General Manager John Dorsey’s offseason additions.

We’re excited because we see the potential, Johnson said. We see the talent that we have and things we can do come this season if we just stick to it, everyone stays healthy. We see the the things that Tyrod was able to do in Buffalo and we see what Jarvis [Landry] has done since he’s been in the league so we’re just excited for bringing guys on this offense that can help us make plays and score more points and win more games.

There’s a certain way that the Cleveland Browns have to play and we’re going to earn our stripes, Jackson said.

The guys that put them on their helmets that get a chance to wear them, it’s going to be because they demonstrate the characteristics that we’re looking for in Cleveland Browns players, Jackson said. That’s the way we’re going to play and conduct ourselves and go out and win football games.

I’ve talked to my wife and family about it, and the body’s just getting to that point, Robison told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. I’m not going to make that decision wholeheartedly until probably the season starts, but I would say more than likely it probably will be [his final season]…. If you ask me that in August, I’ll have a definite answer.

Robison, 35, missed four weeks of offseason work contemplating his future. He said he was 50-50 whether to retire or return last month.

Rudy Giuliani: Yankees fans showed me ‘love’ by booing me on my birthday

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, now President Donald Trump’s attorney, stepped into the spin zone Wednesday when asked about being booed at Yankee Stadium on Monday.
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Hayden, 34, who played in the NFL nine years, tricked Henson into thinking they were celebrating a friend’s birthday that night as well.

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In a split decision, the high court sided with New Jersey and overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 as unconstitutional.
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NFL needs more minority owners, but franchise values make that difficult

The NFL has seen the ranks of ownership expand from a tradition of rich, aging, white men in recent years. But as more females become involved in ownership and control of NFL teams, from Martha Firestone Ford of the Lions to Dee Haslam of the Browns to Amy Adams Strunk of the Titans to Kim Pegula of the Bills to Gayle Benson of the Saints (Virginia McCaskey is listed as the Secretary of the Bears; her son, George is the Chairman), the league still doesn’t have a principal owner who is African-American.

If the value of an NFL team now stands at $2.275 billion (as paid by Panthers owner David Tepper) and if the value of a team will skyrocket in an environment of legalized gambling (as predicted by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban), Warren would need to have at least $682.5 million in liquid cash to get in the door, and that’s just to cover the 30-percent ownership minimum.

This doesn’t mean Warren couldn’t be part of an ownership group, with a much smaller piece of equity and a much larger voice. However, fewer and fewer people, regardless of race, will be able to afford NFL teams in the coming years. And with not many African-American billionaires (as of March 2018, Forbes listed only Robert Smith, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan in that category), it could be a long time until the NFL has the African-American controlling owner that many think it needs.

Peterson also recently said he would be open to a return to New Orleans.

Peterson has posted his workout videos, hoping teams take notice. In truth, Peterson likely would have interest in any team that shows interest in him.

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The Cowboys will miss Jason Witten, Orlando Scandrick and Dez Bryant. Witten and Scandrick served as two of the team’s captains last season, and Bryant provided energy and enthusiasm.

So who replaces Witten, Scandrick and Bryant as team leaders?

We have communicated our decision to Beth and her lawyers on multiple occasions. She is also fully informed as to why her employment with the team ended in 2015.

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As trustees, we will continue to honor Pat’s long-standing plan to determine the Broncos’ future ownership and any potential appointment of his children to leadership positions within the organization. Our decisions will always be guided by what will ensure the long-term success and stability of the Broncos while also doing what’s best for our community, our fans and the NFL.

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Still, Boone was asked if he believes the Yankees must bolster their rotation.
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We definitely need to start getting a little bit more length out of those guys and I think just like they did when we got it rolling — a lot of the talk was about our offense and guys doing well, but when we got rolling really good against a lot of quality teams, it was really on the backs of the starting pitching, he said.

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Didn’t help that the Yankees played a night game Saturday. They lost, 11-4, to Los Angeles.

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Just the day game after the night game (and) the ball he dove for a couple of nights ago just kind of banged up his knee a little bit, Boone said. It’s nothing. He could have absolutely played and will be available (Sunday) but it was just something we felt like, day game after a night game, best to give him a blow.

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Torres has the second-most home runs in baseball among rookies, behind the Padres’ Carlos Villanueva with 14. Torres’ teammate, Tyler Austin, is third with eight.

Torres had two hits, including a home run, Friday but went hitless in three at-bats with a walk on Saturday.

Is this the Yankees’ lineup with Greg Bird?

Here’s what Ohtani said, via his translator, about the boos and about the back pages:
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So, the newspaper, my interpreter brought it to me. I didn’t really want to see it but I was kind of forced to. And the booing, it’s not the first time it’s happened. So you get kind of used to it. Just trying to shut that out of my mind and focus on my at-bat.

Elliott didn’t really suffer the much-feared second-year slump, but his second year in the NFL was unique. After finding out in training camp the NFL was suspending him six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, Elliott and the NFL Players Association engaged in a months-long league battle with the NFL to block the ban.

That tied for the ninth-most in the league in that range. Worth noting: 53 percent of the NFL’s passing and rushing touchdowns last season came from inside the 10. If we start to hear that Barkley’s goal-line workload is increasing in practices, that will be big news.

Fourth overall pick Denzel Ward is receiving the same message as quarterback Baker Mayfield: Nothing is going to be handed to you, rookie. According to the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich, E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell were the Browns’ starting cornerbacks to start OTAs.

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Anderson earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2014 when he had a breakout sophomore campaign with 849 rushing yards and 324 receiving yards.

McCaffrey proved to be an explosive threat out of the backfield last season, but may not be an every-down back due to his lack of size. Anderson should help ease that stress by running between the tackles.

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Luka Doncic leads Real Madrid to Euroleague title, will reveal NBA decision ‘soon’

Eight months after helping Slovenia to its first European Championship, Luka Doncic added a Euroleague title to his ever-growing mantel, which now also includes the Euroleague MVP and Euroleague Final Four MVP awards.
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Doncic’s next destination was a focal point on many a conversation over the course of the weekend. It still remains to be seen which NBA team will draft him. The growing consensus among NBA decision-makers in attendance at Stark Arena in Belgrade is that the teams drafting behind the Phoenix Suns at No. 1, the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are likely to pass on European prodigy in favor of American frontcourt players.

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It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Paul Fenton as the general manager of the Minnesota Wild, Leipold said in a statement. Paul is uniquely suited for this job, having played 10 years of professional hockey and holding 25 years of management experience in the NHL. His gift of evaluating talent is obvious in Nashville’s roster and recent success. My relationship with Paul goes back to my early days in Nashville, and I know that Wild hockey fans are going to love Paul’s infectious passion for the game and unsurpassed work ethic. He’s the right person to deliver a Stanley Cup to the State of Hockey.

Fenton was introduced as the Wild’s GM on Tuesday.

While seriously considering about a dozen candidates, Leipold interviewed only two of them twice: Fenton and New Jersey Devils assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald, who played for the Predators while Leipold owned them.

Fenton ended up the choice, and he signed a multiyear contract to run all of Minnesota’s hockey operations.
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Ben Roethlisberger mentoring Mason Rudolph at OTAs

Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph were already texting buddies.
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He’s got a big arm, Roethlisberger said. He overthrew [Antonio Brown] even though AB’s not going to admit it. He seems to understand the offense, seems to not have any issues in the huddle, so I thought he did really well.

Perhaps a slimmer Fournette will be a little quicker, and a little better, in his second season.

That if he were to pitch full time he could still pinch hit on a lot of his days off, and that if he were a great hitter he’d add about one win per year with those at-bats; if he were a good hitter he’d add about half a win; and if he were an average hitter he’d add about two-tenths of a win.

That if he quit hitting, he’d pitch on a five-day schedule instead of a six-day schedule. If he is really this Gabe Jackson Womens Jersey good a pitcher and he’s pitching every fifth day instead of every sixth, and he’s getting our 5 percent bump for not DHing anymore, he’s about a 4-win player, plus whatever he adds with his pinch-hitting.

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The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Jackson, the team’s second-round pick (55th overall) in the draft, is more than just chatter, of course.

He finished his career at LSU with 110 tackles (82 solo), four interceptions, 19 passes defensed, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Jackson can play in a variety of coverage schemes, including press-man, and clocked a 4.32 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Carolina got a good look at Jackson throughout Friday’s on-field work, and coach Ron Rivera came away impressed.

I thought Donte had a good day today, Rivera told reporters Friday. I got a chance to watch him do some individual (drills) and he moves around very quickly.

Still, there was a moment from Jackson’s media session that commanded the head coach’s attention.

How long is ‘NEVER’? NFL team owner Dan Snyder at five years and counting

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USA TODAY published a story online five years ago today in which Daniel Snyder offered his instantly infamous typographical suggestion.

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