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Quincy Wilson delivers production, promise to Colts

Apr
30

No team in the FBS was better when it came to shutting down opposing quarterbacks than Florida in 2016. A large reason why was the play of second-team All-SEC cornerback Quincy Wilson.
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But Jones bonkers senior season wasnt just notable for his performance against AAC foes. He also tore up Power 5 Conference competition as well. Heres how he performed against some of the FBSs top teams in his final three years with the Pirates.
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While his production was prolific, one thing that stands out is his relatively low yards per catch against top teams. The Pirates targeted him whenever they needed an offensive burst, which led to plenty of receiver screens, quick slants, and other targets near the line of scrimmage. And Jones lived up to his status as the teams most reliable weapon — his 71.5% catch rate was impressive, especially for a player who was a) targeted so much and b) often double- and triple-teamed as his offenses only legitimate weapon.

His performance at the NFL Combine also suggests he can translate his NCAA skill to the next level. Jones ran a solid 4.45-second 40-yard dash, but really stood out in the agility drills. The 62 athlete ranked among the top wideouts in the broad jump and shuttle runs to put him squarely in first round consideration this spring.

The Bills will lighten his load in 2017, freeing him up to do more with less in the NFL. Hell join a receiving corps that includes Sammy Watkins.

Carson Wentz took Cowboys fans hat off in front of screaming Eagles fans at NFL draft event

Apr
28

Festivities are underway at the NFL draft in Philadelphia, and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was there to take them all in.

Womens Chris Chelios Jersey While at one event, Wentz was welcomed by a fan wearing a Dallas Cowboys hat, who waved his hand to egg on the Philadelphia crowd. They were expectedly booing him.

Thats when their quarterback and savior, Wentz, took the hat off and placed it on the ground, which led to cheers from the crowd.

The foundation provides financial aid and resources to families with adolescents or young adults stricken with cancer, according to their mission statement.

The Notre Dame quarterback has experience with cancer. His former girlfriend, Elli Thatcher, was diagnosed with cancer during his (redshirt) freshman season. She had a tumor the size of a baseball removed the following spring.
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Though the two eventually broke up, Thatchers surgery saved her life, and Kizer went on to become one of the top NFL draft prospects in 2017. And now hes wearing this sweet jacket.

Good for you, DeShone! Just know that in addition to helping families, youre also the best-dressed draftee this year. Every day, we try to hone it down to a couple of things, whether it’s footwork or understanding a situation or situationally, Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett told the Florida Times-Union in 2015, when he was a quarterbacks coach. Sometimes, I think we have to all sit back and go, ‘Wow, he’s still very young.’

Bortles is just one of many quarterbacks who has been inconsistent while moving to an offense that asks for an increased amount of time under center.

What does the ‘Oh no baby what! is you doing???’ meme have to do with sports?

Apr
21

There he is! At first I didn’t recognize the Brow with that hat on, but it’s him alright.

The video personalities are Nick Joseph and Dan Rue, who post their various hijinks on Instagram @nicknpattiwhack_ and @danrue. Rue is usually the one doing the hard work, like climbing or wiggling his legs in the “Peter Pan Dance.” Joseph just watches and records with seemingly mild concern.

The NFL announced the list of 22 players, and 13 NCAA head coaches, who were invited to attend the draft on April 27 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky headline the group, which also includes top defensive ends Solomon Thomas of Stanford and Tennessee’s Derek Barnett. Texas A&M’s Garrett, who is expected to be the top pick in the draft, decided to watch the draft at home with his family.

LSU will have three players — safety Jamal Adams, running back Leonard Fournette and cornerback Tre’Davious White, as well as coach Ed Orgeron — at the draft.

The coaches of Watson and Trubisky will also be there as Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and UNC’s Larry Fedora will also make the trip to the City of Brotherly love for the draft.

Here is the complete list of players and coaches who will be attending the draft. They are listed in alphabetical order.
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40-year-old Vince Carter is dunking in the playoffs

Apr
19

Elite Youth Nevin Lawson Jersey Sometimes, theyll have a third player screen off the screeners defender before he sets a pick for Westbrook.

Plus, youll often see Steven Adams or Enes Kanter screening off their own man instead of Westbrooks. This is a Thunder routine ever since the days of Kendrick Perkins, and it works because Westbrook is usually fast enough to beat his own guy. Instead of drawing help, Westbrook can waltz to the rim without anyone in his way.

These wrinkles allow Billy Donovan to disguise what everyone knows is coming.

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Carter got the steal and the dunk that got the Grizzlies up 22-9 in the first quarter against the Spurs in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. We talked to Carter earlier this season about how hes been able to keep his body in this good of shape for so long.

That said, Vince has been doing some pretty crazy things at 40-years-old this season.
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This is the Raptors favorite pick-and-roll play. The weave gets the defense moving and enables Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan to attack the hoop with a full head of steam.

Look how far out that screen is set on the court. That distance allows Lowry to walk into a three if necessary.

But the motion that occurs before the screen is set also scrambles the defense, which means Lowry can build up momentum before he meets the big man defender to change speeds, attack, and either score or find his big man.

There are a couple of ways to answer that question.

Apr
17

Perhaps fittingly for a club that spent so long living out of a suitcase, it’s their record at the still pretty shiny, still pretty new Falmer Stadium — OK, fine, The Amex — that’s underpinned their success this season. They’ve kept 12 clean sheets at home in the league: five more than their Championship title rivals Newcastle; five more than Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Wendell Smallwood Womens Jersey This hasn’t just been a triumph for parsimony, however. No side across all four divisions have more wins at home than Brighton’s 16, and four members of the squad have hit double figures for league goals. Amazing what having a place of your own can do.

Jeremy Langford Womens Jersey There are a couple of ways to answer that question. The first is that, no, it’s early. It wouldn’t take a 10-game winning streak to get them back above .500, just a couple of regular hot streaks. And this team shouldn’t be this bad, of course. For starters, they’re already two wins behind their Pythagorean record, which means they’ve scored their runs in the games where they were going to lose anyway, not in the close, low-scoring games. Not only that, but you can make a laundry list of what will absolutely get better:

Football being football, no success ever comes without a certain creeping dread about what happens next. And it’s noticeable that several of Brighton’s best players this season have had their fingers burned by the Premier League before. Leading scorer Murray, now 33, scored 30 goals getting Crystal Palace promoted to the Premier League, but after sustaining a serious injury he couldn’t match that rate a division higher with either Palace or Bournemouth.

Tell me a little bit about your friendship with Coach Martin.

Apr
09

Regardless, the NHL’s second big sticking point is their reluctance to shut down the league for two and a half weeks in the middle of the season. The NBA doesn’t have to do it, as the Summer Olympics fall right in the middle of their offseason. Baseball has this problem, but it’s possible the MLB loses fewer players than the NHL would with how popular the sport is worldwide.

If the NHL won’t shut down their league to accommodate the Olympics, just take that decision out all together and play during the Summer Olympics in the middle of August.

DR: You know, I was surprised I reacted that way. I really was. I started thinking about Coach Martin and all the naysayers that were there when he first came and said he was going to turn it around. Because had so many people come and say they’re going to turn it around, and no one did. I was thinking about what being a Gamecock used to mean. My freshman year, our football team beat the No. 2 in the country, then our football team got blown out by Navy. I was thinking about having a great basketball team in the mid ’90s, and being a No. 2 seed, and losing in the first round to Coppin State. I was thinking about all those things, and here we are. Going to the Final Four. We just won in the Garden to go to the Final Four. That’s pretty amazing.

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DR: He comes to my shows when I’m around. One time I was in Vegas gambling, and someone taps me on my shoulder, and it’s Coach Martin and his wife. I was like, “What are you all doing here!” So we hung out and had a great time. And I know I can call Coach anytime, and Coach knows he can call me anytime. I’m there for him, there for the team. When I go to basketball games I go into the locker room. I think what he’s doing is absolutely amazing for our school and for our state. And I love Frank Martin. He’s one of the best.

The NHL playoffs are days away.

Apr
07

Jackson took it upon himself to give it a title: “Redemption.”

The word popped up on their phones every day, from the start of summer workouts all the way up to Monday’s national championship game against Gonzaga. The Heels had clawed back to college basketball’s biggest stage. Now they had to finish the job.

The game followed familiar beats. A year ago against Villanova, the Tar Heels were clinging to a one-point lead as the public address announcer notified the building there was one minute remaining. North Carolina heard those words again on Monday in the exact same scenario: leading by one and praying like hell they’d hold on.

This time around, the Heels caught a break: Kennedy Meeks’ hand appeared to be out of bounds on a scramble for a loose ball with 50 seconds left, but the refs never reviewed the play. The possession arrow was going North Carolina’s way. This time they’d make it count.

Who plays in the NHL? I, as a casual sports or hockey fan, do not know any good NHL players because the league and sport are not on my radar. I saw this Olympics stuff on the news today but didn’t recognize anyone in the pictures.

But if you showed me a picture of a random NBA team I’d probably recognize them immediately. I hope they still go to the Olympics! I want to root for the best players from my country.

Because we all know they’ve sealed a marketing deal with China and want to go there in 2022. The insulting part is that they negotiated that deal while they told everyone their disinterest in South Korea was for you, the fans. Double-think is a fun thing.

And you know what’s most frustrating? The NHL playoffs are days away. Now the NHL’s marquee event is a total afterthought.
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Romo only played in five games his last two seasons

Apr
04

Both teams pick late in the first round of the draft — the Broncos at No. 20 and the Texans at No. 25. That’s too late to land the top quarterbacks on the board, Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson. Beyond those two, there is not much to choose from in a weak class of quarterbacks. There are a few potential starters, like DeShone Kizer and Brad Kaaya, but no one talented enough to step in and make either of these teams legitimate contenders.

Romo came to terms with his departure from the only franchise he’s called home in the weeks leading up to his release. He posted a heartfelt goodbye to Dallas fans in an Instagram post early in March to show how much his time with the Cowboys meant.

Romo holds franchise records for the Cowboys in passing yards with 34,183, touchdowns with 248, and completion percentage with 65.3. He’s inarguably one of the best quarterbacks in Cowboys history.

Injuries were a problem late in his career, and Romo only played in five games his last two seasons. He led the league in completion rate and quarterback rating three years ago, but a pair of collarbone injuries limited him to only four games in 2015. A broken bone in his back cost him the first half of 2016 — and gave rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott the opportunity to unseat him as the team’s starter.

So how quickly can one great class make a difference? At WMU, the answer was “very quickly!” But can a bunch of freshmen fix some serious explosiveness issues? Can freshmen and a couple of JUCOs shore up an iffy front seven?

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Womens Omer Asik Jersey From a pure ratings standpoint, it was the kind of recruiting class that P.J. Fleck rode to a 13-0 start at Western Michigan in 2016. It was the type of class that Boise State uses to build the deepest depth charts in the Mountain West.

Russell Westbrook is simply unbelievable

Apr
02

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.
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Is there a triple-double record Russell Westbrook doesn’t now own or is now threatening to own? On Wednesday Westbrook registered the highest-scoring triple-double ever with 57 points against the Magic in a come-from-behind win.

With the Thunder trailing, Westbrook scored 19 in seven minutes — capped by a running three-pointer — to send it to overtime, where Magic fans chanted “M-V-P!” at Russ as he put their team to sleep.

Seriously, he’s just magical. We came into the season expecting a completely insane Westbrook season. He gave us way more than that. He’s been literally unbelievable.

In the second half, neither team had much offensive success. The Saints kicked a field goal at the end of a 55-yard drive in the third quarter, and those three points remained the only scoring in the half. The Saints offense didn’t need to do much more than eat clock, however.

The Saints defense turned the heat up on Ryan in the second half, sacking him four times to stall promising drives. A five-yard sack forced the Falcons into a 3rd-and-15 just before the two-minute warning. They failed to convert, then Matt Bryant missed a 52-yard field goal attempt to solidify the Saints’ 17-13 lead.
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The Saints improved to 9-2 on the season, while the Falcons fell to 2-9. The game was closer than the records suggest, but the Saints stay alive in their quest to earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Drew Brees didn’t put up astronomical numbers, but he still managed 278 yards and two touchdowns. Jimmy Graham was once again his biggest beneficiary, catching five passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.