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McCann was in a 1-for-26 slide that dropped his batting average to .219 before going on the 10-day Ubaldo Jimenez Jersey DL on May 29. He was activated on the first day he was eligible and was in the lineup batting eighth against the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

The Astros designated catcher Tim Federowicz for assignment to make room for McCann. Federowicz backed up Max Stassi and appeared in two games during McCann’s absence.

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Right-hander Andrew Cashner (2-8) lost his third straight start. Cashner allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings.

Cashner has received three runs or fewer in support in 12 of his 13 starts.

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He has served prison time for crimes including bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.

Smorol, who’s 49, decided to accept the Chiefs’ offer for two reasons. For one thing, he’s a Syracuse native, so he liked the idea of running his hometown team. Also, after a long time away to recharge his batteries, he found that he missed minor league baseball and he’d noticed how it had been evolving in precisely the kind of direction that appealed to him.

When I came here, I wanted us to have fun, he says. I wanted us to be about the wacky promotions, you know, everything that’s made the minor leagues boom in recent years.

Of course, wacky promotions are nothing new in minor league baseball. If you live in a minor league market, you know the drill: Star Wars Night, Christmas in July Night, Hawaiian Shirt Night, Tuxedo Jersey Night. But the quantity of the various theme-based stunts has been increasing over the past seven or eight years, and most observers agree that the quality has increased as well, thanks in part to creative GMs like Smorol.

We all go to the same promotional seminars, we all go to the same winter meetings, so we all share ideas and sometimes even steal ideas, he says. But you want to be the one who came up with it first. Like Fresno became the Tacos before anyone else renamed themselves after a local food, so they get the credit for that.

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Like Anthony, Jon Bateky spent Wednesday morning backpedaling while holding tackling cushions for a large group of middle-school students. He joked that it was the equivalent a summer-conditioning workout with the team.

Just to make a kid’s day is what it’s all about,the Scarlet Knights senior defensive tackle said. A lot of these kids really look up to us and for us to give back and maybe give them a memory for a lifetime is a great reward.

There could be incentive, however, for Ajayi to show what he can do in a featured role with the Eagles. Ajayi enters the final year of his contract, which pays a base salary of $1.9 million.

Obviously, you understand what the stakes are going into this season, he told the Inquirer. I’m not going to let it affect the way I carry out my business. Obviously, yeah, I understand that is something that will come to a crossroads at some point, whether it’s during the season or at the end of the year.

Tadd Haislop: Beckham gets the ball maybe 15 times a game. Leonard gets the ball, what, quadruple that amount in a game? In part because of simple visibility, basketball Davon Godchaux Womens Jersey games provide fans in attendance a more intimate sports experience than football games held in stadiums that seat more than 60,000 people. The NBA and its 13-man roster is a star-driven league. The NFL and its 53-man roster, for the most part, is a team-driven league. The answer is Leonard.

Jordan Greer: NBA stars have a strong advantage here because of their immense impact on the game, their use Seth Jones Youth Jersey of social media for both worthy causes and ridiculous comments and their ability to be seen without a helmet. Facial recognition makes a difference. But think about it. Most people would recognize Beckham, right? He has a distinct look, and if you haven’t seen him on the football field, you’ve caught his photo in a tabloid magazine or spotted him shirtless on a yacht.

Packers’ Aaron Jones commits a random act of kindness

Packers running back Aaron Jones got some attention for averaging 5.5 yards a carry as a rookie last season, and now he’s getting attention for some good work off the field.

Jones was in the airport in Appleton this week when he saw a woman in a wheelchair struggling with her bag. He offered to push her to where she needed to go, and that good deed would have gone unnoticed except that a woman in the airport took a picture and posted it to Twitter.

Because you know, there was that stretch during 2015-16 when McIlrath and Keith Yandle formed a pretty decent pair back there before No. 6 went down with another injury and never quite got another shot at reclaiming a job.

There’s a tremendous amount of pressure and I’ve been under a tremendous amount of pressure for years now, Solder said. You can only take it one bite at a time. You go one day better. It’s not going to be one person that is going to fix everything. It’s going to be a group effort. We got to win as a team and do the best we can every single day.

Solder, who spent the first seven seasons of his career in New England, became the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league when he signed a four-year contract worth $62 million with New York in March. The Giants also added guards Patrick Omameh and Will Hernandez this offseason, giving the team the boost they need to revamp their offense.

I stepped into a solidified system, Solder added. People have been a part of that program for a long time and they kind of just taught me the way. And when I came here, it’s new coaches, a lot of different players from all over the place…so really just trying to kind of find our identity, and trying to define what that is rather than just be set in stone of what it was.

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They say like some progressions they see week-to-week, they see from me day-to-day. I’m really trying to come back and still be a Pro Bowler. I’m sorry, because I feel I got snubbed this year for All-Pro even though I got hurt. But I feel like my stats Calgary Flames Authentic Jersey are as good as those who made it.

I know the fans have been anxious and asking quite a few questions about what’s happening with the succession plan of the Denver Broncos, Bowlen Wallace said, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. I have completed the criteria laid out by the trustees, so I felt it was a good time to come out and express my interest and desire to be a part of the organization again.

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The quarterback struggled with his throwing mechanics, especially late in the season. He tallied 15 interceptions and saw his QB rating plummet from a healthy mid-90s score in 2016 to 79.3 in 2017.

With all the progress the Titans made in 2017, making sure Mariota returns — and ideally, surpasses — the numbers he achieved during his sophomore season will be among the Titans ‘ top priorities. Vrabel and LaFleur both know that if they can improve Mariota’s throwing mechanics, he has the potential to be among the NFL’s elite dual-threat quarterbacks.

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With the best of seven series tied 3-3, the Golden State Warriors meet the Houston Rockets in a deciding Game 7 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals on Monday, May 28, 2018 (5/28/18) at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Allen said he’s ready for the challenge as well.
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On Friday, James will take the floor with his future hanging in the air. His second stint with the Cavs could end this summer if he opts out of his $35.6 million contract for next season and leaves again as a free agent, a decision he can delay again with a win.

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Keenum will certainly be better than Huey, Dewey and Louie were last year. (And if you are now picturing John Elway as Scrooge McDuck, my work here is done.) But that’s not the goal the Broncos should be shooting for. The real question is whether Keenum will bring anything more to the Broncos than firm handshakes in the locker room and a commanding voice in the huddle. No one seems to want to ask or answer that right now.

If it turns out the Broncos paid $36 million for a guy who rode a hot streak and an ideal situation to a career year, then backed him up with no one but Harold and Kumar, they will have set themselves back years.

Redskins schedule 2018: Washington to host string of playoff contenders

The Redskins’ 2018 schedule is loaded with intriguing matchups against teams from the NFC South and AFC South in addition to Washington’s NFC East rivals.

Bottom line: Washington appears to have a middle-of-the-road schedule. It could be tougher, and it could be easier. As if the competition in the NFC East wasn’t strong enough, the division being matched up against the NFC South, which some consider the best division in football, makes life harder on Washington and its rivals. The Redskins could see a gloomy projection for their own season and think about what the Eagles were able to accomplish last year given a similar outlook. The problem is Washington doesn’t have the same level of talent on its roster. Record prediction: 6-10

Beyond Kendricks, the Vikings already have extended defensive end Everson Griffen, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, defensive tackle Linval Joseph, and receiver Adam Thielen. Executive V.P. of football operations Rob Brzezinski has been negotiating the deals for more than 20 years, and he’ll be trying to continue to keep the current team together.

“I would be lying if I said you don’t feel some pressure, because you want to be able to keep this team together and keep all your best players,” Brzezinski recently told Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

G.M. Rick Spielman realizes that the Vikings may not be able to accomplish the effort to extend Barr, Diggs, and Hunter.

“We’re still going to try,” Spielman said. “Is it going to be easy? No.”

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The Seahawks signed the linebacker Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Nicolas appeared headed to Cleveland two weeks ago when the Browns and Chiefs agreed to a player-for-player deal with tight end Randall Telfer headed to Kansas City. But the teams called off the trade and released the players.

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Ben Arledge, Insider NHL editor: While I love Chris’ Brayden Point selection and considered John Carlson from the other bench, I’m going with Yanni Gourde. The rookie potted 25 goals this season and eclipsed 60 points, yet he has just two goals in the playoffs, and none in the conference finals. The 26-year-old is due. Skating on a wing with Point and Tyler Johnson, and logging minutes with the second power-play unit, Gourde will be afforded plenty of opportunities to make a difference in Game 7.

Gourde has a nose for the net and a good shot, and I’ll look for him to play a sneaky big part in what I believe will be a Tampa Bay victory.

One of Lamoriello’s most pressing issues is Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The 27-year-old forward just finished a $33 million, six-year contract. He had 37 goals and 47 assists this season, finishing a goal and an assist shy of the career highs he set in 2014-15.

Lamoriello had nothing but praise for the star center, who will receive a lucrative long-term deal this summer from the Islanders or another team.

He’s one of the elite players, a gentleman both on and off the ice and he’s just a quality individual as well as a quality player, Lamoriello said.

Because the Islanders missed the playoffs the past two years, hiring Lamoriello is at the very least a sign to Tavares of ownership’s willingness to make improvements. Lamoriello led the Devils’ hockey operations from 1987 to 2015, reaching the Stanley Cup Final five times and winning in 1995, 2000 and 2003, and is well-respected for his management expertise.

That will be tested in his third stint running a front office, this time for a team that has had his son, Chris Lamoriello, as assistant GM since 2016. He takes over just a month before the draft and five weeks before the clock runs out on re-signing Tavares Reggie Sanders Youth jersey before he hits the open market, giving him tight deadlines to bring the Islanders back where they were in the 1980s when they won the Cup four times.

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The Jets will receive a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick for Hackenberg, who will be remembered as one of the biggest second-round disappointments in recent NFL history.

I like the talent he had, Bowles said of Hackenberg. Obviously, it didn’t cultivate here. Sometimes it takes a team or two or three to find your spot. Hopefully, he does that.

Hours before the trade, Hackenberg was upbeat about his NFL future, saying, All I know is, I’m 23 and I’ve got a lot of ball in front of me. Hell, my career hasn’t even started yet. I’m excited about what the future holds.

Houston led by as many as 19 in the first half and was up 64-50 at halftime. The Warriors cut it to 74-64 with five quick points from Durant, but the Rockets opened it back up to 89-72 when Gordon made an off-balance layup before crashing to the court while being fouled and made the free throw.

The Rockets were up by 16 to start the fourth quarter but Golden State got within 98-86 with about 10 minutes left. Curry had five points in that span, including his first 3 after missing his first six attempts of the night.

Few storylines in baseball have been as compelling, dynamic and promising for as long as the overlapping Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper storylines. Strasburg was perhaps the most hyped amateur pitching prospect of all time. Harper, from his midteens, was perhaps the most hyped hitting prospect of all time. Then they were teammates! Wow! In the years since, each has been, at times, among the most dominant baseball players in the world. Harper had, in 2015, the best offensive season since Barry Bonds; Strasburg had, in 2017, a 0.70 ERA in the second half, including his two postseason starts.

If they can do it without Hanley Ramirez’s 2019 option vesting, with Price pitching well enough to opt out of or be worth the rest of his contract, and with Devers or Benintendi getting MVP votes, they’d be in position to go toe-to-toe with the Yankees in 2019.

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Cleveland scored seven straight points early in the third and finished the quarter with six in a row to make it 78-64. But Boston made the first three baskets in the fourth and, after running off nine in a row to make it 96-68 with 7:09 left, the Cavs conceded.