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The Warriors are out of everyone’s league in playcalling efficiency

Authentic Yu Darvish Jersey Most smart players, coaches and fans have absorbed the first lesson of NBA analytics: Shot efficiency varies tremendously by shot location. (If you need a refresher, watch any Rockets game.) Now new play-by-play data is teaching us that productivity also depends on the kinds of plays that generate shots. Exhibit A: the Warriors’ transition offense.
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I’m disappointed that things didn’t work out, because this is a special organization and a great place to be, McCoy said in the statement released by the team. I want to thank Vance for the opportunity he gave me and the entire organization from Mr. B all the way on down. I appreciate the hard work of our players and was proud to work with them along with the rest of our coaching staff. My family and I loved it here, and I’m very thankful for my time with the Denver Broncos.

Second, it was proof that Prescott is built to survive and thrive through the extra pressure that will be on him in the near future.

There’s a good chance the suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott will finally go into effect for the team’s next big game, Week 10 at Atlanta. The Chiefs provided some good preparation.

A recommendation of West isn’t based on the belief that Kareem Hunt has hit a wall or that West will somehow start getting more rushing opportunities. It’s simply based on his recent usage as a receiver. West has caught nine balls during the Kansas City Chiefs’ past two games and figures to continue to get similar opportunities. That involvement points to West being valuable only during the right matchups, Authentic Matt Adams Jersey and this weekend fits the bill.

On Sunday, the Chiefs will face the Buffalo Bills, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. This past Sunday, those Bills had their best performance in the past month against opposing running backs, but the Los Angeles Chargers corps still scored 29.7 fantasy points against them.
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Eagles cement losing day for Vegas sportsbooks

Roughly 90 minutes before the Sunday prime-time kickoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, Jeff Stoneback, assistant manager for MGM race and sports, looked at the computer screen and needed some help.
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By the time the game kicked off, 80 percent of the money wagered at William Hill’s sportsbooks was on the Eagles, including a $126,000 bet on Philadelphia -3.5 placed Wednesday.

MGM also reported taking multiple six-figure bets on the Eagles earlier in the week. Philadelphia closed as high as a 6.5-point favorite.

With the win, Philadelphia improved to 9-1 straight-up and 8-2 against the spread. Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology said the Eagles’ win produced one of its 10 worst single-game losses of the season.

While most sportsbooks reported ending up in the red on Sunday, it could have been worse.

The [New York] Giants beating the [Kansas City] Chiefs saved our day, Stoneback said.

Jones received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime of Sunday’s game. In his speech to the fans, he thanked all of those who helped him earn the prestigious honor and added:

Game Kids Shaquill Griffin Jersey What I’ve tried to do with every breath is to make the Dallas Cowboys better and to make the NFL better, Jones told the crowd. That’s what I try to do and that’s what I’m going to do.

Jones said he was not attempting to send a message to the league.

Despite a tumultuous time with the Womens Tennessee Titans Jersey NFL over the past few months and the recent play of his team — which now stands at 5-5, and 0-2 without Elliott — Jones said he is having fun.

I really will tell you that I’m excited, Jones said. I can’t wait to get up. I’m having a hell of a lot of fun, OK. Now this is not fun. Our team is not fun. But the rest of it, when I think about that I can be someplace playing gin or be sitting out with a fishing pole or be sitting someplace else and I’m getting to do [this] and getting with it like we are, it’s great.

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Daniel Lasco injury update: Saints RB out for season with bulging disk

Daniel Lasco has avoided a career-ending injury.

The Saints running back will miss the rest of the season with a bulging disk after being taken off the field in an ambulance during Sunday’s win over the Bills, coach Sean Payton told reporters Monday.

Brandin Cooks exploded for six catches, 149 yards and one touchdown on nine targets in Mexico on Sunday. Cooks has handled only 19 percent of the Patriots’ targets this season (7.2 per game) and thus ranks 17th at the position in receptions this season. However, his 10.9 yards per target is tops among all players with 65-plus targets. That high-end efficiency has allowed Cooks the eighth-most fantasy points at the position despite the underwhelming target share. Cooks is a back-end WR1 and should obviously be locked into lineups against Miami in Week 12.

“I told the team this morning, obviously it’s unfortunate when any player goes down, but I go, ‘That injury is not going to define us or our season.’ We’re going to continue to prepare, to work, to fight and to compete,” Malone said.

“The great thing about having a deep roster and a deep frontcourt is other guys are ready to take advantage of those minutes. I feel awful for Paul Millsap. We’ll wait to see what the best course of action is, but while he is out, in his stead other guys have to step up and the season must go on.”

The Vertical first reported that Millsap would need surgery.

With age, injuries and contractual dynamics imperiling one of the NFL’s most iconic defensive backfields, it’s prime time to assess past, present and future.

For as excited as Carroll and general manager John Schneider were about selecting Thomas in the first round of the 2010 draft — they feared Philly would snag him one spot earlier — part of the public conversation centered on whether another safety, Taylor Mays, might have been a better choice given his ties to Carroll at USC. (Yes, that was an actual conversation at the time.)nationals_002

His lawyers have not made a decision yet, though.

We are currently exploring all of our legal options and will make a decision as to what is the best course of action in the next few days, Elliott’s lawyer Frank Salzano said.
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Arrive back at my apartment. Get pounced on by Chuck the dog, who I believe smells my halftime crab cake from Baltimore. Ten minutes left, second quarter, in Seattle. Put on some coffee.

On Thursday, the 5th Circuit Court ruled in favor of the NFL, throwing out the district court’s preliminary injunction due to lack of jurisdiction. (In other words, it ruled that the NFLPA filed with the district court in Texas too soon, since Henderson had yet to announce the suspension was upheld.)
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That sets Elliott up to serve his six-game suspension after the Cowboys’ Week 6 bye. The NFL announced that Elliott’s suspension will begin immediately, but Elliott and the NFLPA will likely file a temporary restraining order motion in New York:

It is entirely possible that, just like before Week 1, Elliott gets a preliminary injunction AGAIN, and this again gets put on hold.

The theme, at least here, after a rancorous and angry week with fans questioning allegiance to the Ravens, Adrian Amos Jersey was to hammer home the patriotic and militaristic theme for the afternoon. The crowd ate it up.

Dennis Allen, defensive coordinator, New Orleans. It’s been a tough slog for the Saints, one of the most generous defenses in the league in the past few years and the major reason why the Saints have gone 7-9 three years in a row. But in London on Sunday, Allen’s group pitched a 20-0 shutout. Only once all day did the Dolphins have a drive longer than 22 yards.

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Carlos Hyde among three players ejected late in Cardinals-49ers game

Niners running back Carlos Hyde headlined a trio of players ejected late in Sunday’s 20-10 loss to the Cardinals.
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Kraft stood up again to explain the policy. Several owners concluded that Jones didn’t understand the policy’s details, but it didn’t matter. He was hot. Kraft left the room. Jones turned to Brian Rolapp, now the NFL’s chief media and business officer, and said, I don’t know why it has to be that difficult, Brian.

Elite Andre Iguodala Jersey The committee eventually amended the policy. But Jones now had league executives in his crosshairs, and, as he would tell associates, such matters ultimately reflected poorly on Goodell. Jones wasn’t alone. Bob Kraft told associates that the league office had become bloated. Says another owner: Nobody knows what to expect from the league office. Who’s really making decisions?

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His controlled practice reps throughout the week come as no surprise, especially since that was a pattern that predated his latest knee injury. Despite the questionable tag, he is expected to play, but whether he will remain a favored target with a new quarterback, Peterman, at the helm remains to be seen.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was intercepted on the very next play as the Cowboys held a 7-3 lead. Freeman had just two carries for 3 yards as Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward saw increased roles in the offense for the defending NFC champions.

Though noticeably woozy following the hit, Freeman walked to the locker room under his own power before he was ruled out when the concussion was diagnosed.

The Cowboys also lost linebacker Sean Lee with a hamstring injury and the Falcons cruised to a 27-7 victory.

He had just gotten back from the Mike Tyson-Tyrell Biggs heavyweight title fight in Atlantic City and had been out all night.

Wilkerson is well-versed in Maroons history, and he smoothly delivers a quote from Stagg: ‘Winning isn’t worthwhile unless one has something finer and nobler behind it,’ he says. And I think Stagg would be pretty happy with where we are today. As wild as it was back then, I think he still believed in the holistic approach.
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Limited Mens Philadelphia Flyers Jersey By holistic, Wilkerson means finding balance, a program where the focus is on football and academics in equal measure. Junior defensive end Jeremy Vincent turned down several offers to play D-I ball, choosing Chicago over a chance to play at big PAC-12 programs Washington and USC.

We want DJ Womens Wayne Gretzky Jersey back, Rivers says. We think we can win a title building around him and Blake. You also need room in the budget for other people.

Le’Veon Bell, running back, Pittsburgh. By halftime of the game of the day, Bell was totally confounding Kansas City defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and his troops. Bell had 17 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown at the break, and the Steelers were well on the way to handing the last undefeated team in the NFL its first loss. The Steelers survived to win, thanks to Bell and a great defensive effort.

This feels like a long shot for Monday night or, at best, a limited appearance in a tough matchup at Arrowhead Stadium. Fantasy owners are advised to set their sights elsewhere. For those looking for a Monday night replacement, Bennie Fowler might be the beneficiary if Sanders sits. Last week, Fowler caught all five of his targets when Sanders was sidelined.

That was something they hadn’t seen, that was cool. Again, he was Lawrence Taylor and they were not.
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SI: How involved do you get to be in this process?

Mike Mitchell, S, Pittsburgh Steelers: Sidelined with a right-ankle injury during the third quarter against the Lions, Mitchell was declared questionable to return to the game.

Niles Paul, TE, Washington Redskins: Acting as a lead blocker on a first quarter touchdown run by Rob Kelley, Paul collided helmet-to-helmet with Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee and remained on the ground after the play. He eventually walked off the field under his own power, and the team announced that he was being evaluated for a concussion. He was downgraded to out shortly thereafter.

Butch Davis’s first Florida International team is 4–2 and coming off a nice win over Tulane. The Panthers are one win away from matching their most victories in a season since 2011.

Stat of the Week: Texas A&M, which had the first pick of the NFL draft Myles Garrett and another gifted DE Daeshon Hall go pro last year, has gone from averaging 3.0 sacks per game in 2016 to 4.0 this season, which leads the country.

It’s incredible. I’m a receiver. I’m a Leo. We love the center stage. All receivers are divas at heart. Back when I was in elementary school I would sew together a beanie from ripped up sweatpants. it was like the Kid N Play hat. I would sell them for 10$ a pop. That was me every single year trying to do something creative. I would trade clothes, trade shoes.

SI: How involved do you get to be in this process?

I’m heavily involved. I had the CBS show do a spotlight on our project. I use my platform to highlight it. It’s not often that players get to talk about their own brand. But this is so important to me. They allowed me to do that. I’m going to try to share this as much as I can. The goal is to put shoes on the kids. That’s it. I stay away from the finance part of it.ducks-099

The final reasons trades are difficult in the NFL are spending requirements.

The NFL and NFLPA have negotiated spending minimums each team must meet over a four-year period. For teams that are tight when it comes to reaching those thresholds, it becomes necessary to keep certain players at the trade deadline. If a player makes $8 million in cash and is traded away at midseason, each team will pick up approximately 50 percent of the salary. If a team needs that $4 million to meet its requirement, it likely will keep the player.
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Before the game, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush were on the field for the first-pitch ceremony. By the end of the night, most everyone was bushed.

The Astros (13) and Dodgers (9) topped the Series mark for homers , set when Barry Bonds and the Giants lost to the Angels in seven games in 2002.

But really, who imagined this?

No wonder there’s a bright sign high above the center field wall for a popular taco place in town — it says Torchys and fit perfectly for a game where pitchers got lit up.

We had the best car I’ve ever had here at Martinsville and had an opportunity to go straight to Homestead, and because of him we don’t.

Elliott could be seen repeatedly saying, ‘You wrecked me,’ to Hamlin as the crowd roared its approval over the tension.
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Goodell and the league are at a critical juncture, and those around the NFL have said they can sense that.
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We just don’t have enough problem solvers, another NFL owner said. We gotta get it right or we’re just going to let it burn. Last time I Womens Ronde Barber Jersey felt like this was before the 1993 CBA settlement. That was just depressing, and Paul Tagliabue and Gene [Upshaw] stepped up and saved it in a spectacular way. We don’t have that feeling right now.

the Seahawks were lucky to have simply removed his contract from their books and gotten something in compensation for him.

The upside of that, though, is that nearly everybody is in the playoff hunt, even the two-win Colts, who are again blessed to be in the AFC South and who can move up the standings if they beat the uninspiring Bengals and the rest of the chips fall the right way. Sweet.
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That, then, is a big tease for what could be one of the more stunning results of the first half of the season. Hint: Do not crown the defending champions quite yet.
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Given the lack of reps Garoppolo has put on tape, NFL teams will have to go back to their college scouts for his grades at Eastern Illinois. What did the college tape say? For me, I went to my Senior Bowl notes when Garoppolo was on the practice fields down in Mobile, Alabama.

In the end, the Seahawks were lucky to have simply removed his contract from their books and gotten something in compensation for him. Harvin played in eight games for the Jets, totaling 460 all-purpose yards, before being released in March 2015. The Seahawks went on to employ the sixth-round pick as part of a package they used to trade up and draft receiver Tyler Aaron Ekblad Jersey Lockett.

There was David Ortiz, five days after the pressure cookers detonated on Boylston Street, telling Fenway Park, This is our f—— city.

That is the connection Engelland developed with Las Vegas. He met Melissa 14 years ago, when she was a graduate student at UNLV studying business and he was a minor-leaguer with the ECHL’s Wranglers making $500 a week.

This is a nasty route from Edelman — release up the field, stem outside, work to the post and then break on the out. That’s tough on any defensive back playing from an off-man position.

Again, as we discussed before, the negatives are few and far between with Garoppolo’s tape. But this could have resulted in an interception if the defensive back played with better technique at the break.

Alabama has won eight of the past 10 meetings.

We focus in on the task at hand, Orgeron said, but I realize that it’s out there, obviously. I realize the pressure to beat Alabama as the head coach here. I realize that.
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Alabama enters the matchup leading the SEC in scoring, rushing, total offense, scoring defense, rushing defense and total defense.

The Crimson Tide lead the series 51-25-5, including a 10-0 victory last season in Baton Rouge.
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San Jose tied it midway through the second when Pavelski deflected Heed’s point shot past Andersen for his third goal.

Thornton got an assist on San Jose’s first goal, giving him 1,399 points to move past Jari Kurri for sole possession of 20th place on the career list. … Toronto forwards James Van Riemsdyk (lower body) and Matt Martin (upper body) returned to the lineup after missing one game each.

The night started with an emotional pregame ceremony for Marleau. The Sharks played a video tribute to Marleau and he received a loud ovation that lasted nearly 90 seconds from the fans, who chanted Pat-ty! Pat-ty! Players from both teams tapped their sticks in appreciation as the spotlight shined on Marleau and he waved to the crowd.

They’re just tough, Meyer said.

They’re like their coach. Their coach is a tough guy. They’re like the State of Iowa. They’re tough people. I love Iowa. I never met too many people or players that just don’t have that Iowa characteristic of toughness and I’m going to hit you as hard as I can.