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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s came up short in his to qualify for the U.S. Open.
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Romo failed to advance to June’s major championship in New York after shooting a five-over-par 77 at Monday’s local qualifying tournament in Plano, Texas.

Romo, a four-time Pro Bowl player who retired last year, has turned his attention to golf, though the 38-year-old’s PGA Tour debut saw him finish last at last month’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
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Taylor also is adept at working the ball downfield to James Neal Jersey his tight end, which will help the Browns get more out of second-year first-rounder David Njoku. With Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson Jr. and Nick Chubb, Taylor will benefit from a good, traditional rushing attack.

Overall, given how new offensive coordinator Todd Haley likes to push the ball downfield while taking advantage of a quarterback’s mobility, Taylor is a perfect fit. Mayfield can become that kind of player in time, but there’s no reason to rush him into action. Jackson has left the door slightly ajar for Mayfield to compete for the job as a motivational tool for his development, but Taylor should keep it shut.

Organized team activities, which are optional, present the first chance to see how coaches integrate rookies into a roster of veterans. Some rookies are expected to be immediate starters, while others are on third-team units alongside players who likely won’t make the 53-man roster in September.

We’ll take you through notable news on 10 rookies who were drafted in the first three rounds of the draft as we try to drink out of the firehose that is practice write-ups for 32 teams.

Griffin hasn’t played in a game since 2016, and Woodrum is an undrafted free agent out of Liberty. Neither is likely to contribute.

Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, provides the buzz and the undeniable potential. Together, the two could finally stabilize one of the most unstable quarterback groups in the NFL over the last two decades.聽

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Chargers’ Mike Williams predicts breakout second season

When the Chargers selected former Clemson star wideout Mike Williams No. 7 overall in last year’s NFL Draft, they thought they were getting a potential superstar.

It didn’t work out that way Year 1 for the 6-3, 220-pound red-zone threat, with Williams hauling in just 11 passes for 95 yards and zero touchdowns as a rookie.

The Steelers used the franchise tag on Bell for the second straight year, which thus far has prompted the veteran rusher to repeat his stance from last year, when he sat out offseason workouts and training camp until he signed the tender just before the start of the regular season.

Despite Bell’s absence from the field, Brown knows his teammate is still putting in the work elsewhere to be prepared for the upcoming season and will be ready when both sides reach an agreement, regardless of the outcome.

Curry scored 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past him as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Curry had 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the third quarter, lying with his back flat on the court for his unique version of a snow angel and even following one basket with an expletive, shouting “This is my … house!” to the thousands who cheered and exhaled, exhilarated by his every move and rumble.

“There’s obviously that anticipation when you come in transition and you find an open look and there’s a collective hush in the crowd, especially in this building,” Curry said. “It’s a cool moment. I was searching for it in the first half. I had plenty of opportunities, I just couldn’t knock it down. Third quarter it opened up. I’ve been doing it for a while. I won’t let two tough games shooting keep me frustrated.”ravens_115

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We have a lot of really good hitters, a lot of power, so I’m not surprised when we do these kind of things, but obviously it’s hard to keep that kind of pace, manager Aaron Boone said. It just shows you how difficult that is, and obviously how rare it is.

Authentic Youth Dwight Clark Jersey Rosen can’t go back in time and spend his childhood baling hay or splitting wood or whatever. But he can win over Fitzgerald and other Cardinals veterans by handling himself as a hardworking professional and a regular football guy, or something close to it. The quicker Rosen erases the impression that he is somehow different, the sooner he can set about the business of winning the starting job from Bradford.

Josh Allen lobbed a few passes at Bills rookie camp last week, and…well, let’s just say that it didn’t take long for聽critics like Jalen Ramsey to lob a few zingers right back at him.

Teasley is a 2007 graduate of Central Washington University, where he played running back for the Wildcats. After working in corporate marketing after college, Teasley got his start in scouting with the help of fellow Central alum and Seahawks scout Aaron Hineline.

Teasley landed a job as a scouting intern with the Seahawks in 2013. The team then hired as a pro personnel scout in 2014 before promoting him to assistant director of pro personnel last year.

Stephen Curry and James Harden have defended the most shots for their teams in the conference finals through three games. Curry has been more up to the task than Harden so far.

The Warriors also got back to their defensive principles — switch everything, contest shots, don’t foul — to hold the Rockets to their lowest scoring effort of the playoffs.

To wit, the Warriors committed just a single shooting foul on James Harden’s 17 drives on Sunday night, and the Rockets attempted only one free throw in the entire second half of Game 3 despite attempting 38 field goals.

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The Panthers waived offensive tackle Korren Kirven on Monday.
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The rest of the game was all Astros, with Tony Kemp leading the way with two hits and a career-high five RBIs in the first meeting between these teams since 2015. Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve added two RBIs apiece as Houston won for the fifth time in six games.

We score double digits and don’t hit a home run, I think we’ll take that every night, manager A.J. Hinch said. It was a really good night of offense by a lot of different people in the lineup.

Cole improved to 3-0 in his past five starts, allowing two hits to Giants who Womens Tyler Ervin Jersey aren’t part of his family and walking three. He leads the American League with 101 strikeouts.

It’s one of those things that as players if you think the front office isn’t trying to get rid of you, then you’re crazy, Jackson said, via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union. It’s their job to get players in here that are cheaper, younger and trying to be better.

Elite Youth Lamar Jackson Jersey I’m getting older, Calais [Campbell] is getting a little older. We have a lot of money on this D-line.

Limited Jake Matthews Jersey Jackson was the beneficiary of the last pre-Tom Coughlin splurge by the Jaguars in 2016, getting a six-year, $85.5 million deal to leave the Super Bowl champion Broncos. Campbell was last year’s jackpot winner, getting a four-year, $60 million deal to come over from Arizona.

That stability up front was a big part of the reason the Jaguars have made big strides lately, but things are always changing. For all the money they’ve spent up front, there are contract talks on the horizon for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (and possibly Dante Fowler, whose 2019 option wasn’t picked up), and money eventually has to come from somewhere.

Which is why Jackson’s ready to work, to make sure it doesn’t come out of his pocket.

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J.J. Watt has played a total of eight games since winning his third Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
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OK, Rivera replied with a slight chuckle and grin. He is a personality. He’s got a lot of confidence. You see it on the field. You see it when you talk to him. You watch it in his gait, the way he carries himself.

That’s the type of attitude you have to have if you want to play in this league. You have to have a certain type of swagger. Josh Norman had it. He had it from Day One. You guys saw it. He struggled a little bit, but because of his swagger, he was able to bring himself back. Well, this young man’s got Chad Kelly Authentic Jersey something.

Meanwhile, Jackson joins a Panthers defense that finished 18th in the league against the pass, and he’ll be expected to contribute immediately given his draft status.

He possesses the physical talent, but Jackson also has no shortage of self-assurance and it remains a large part of his personality and game.

I play with confidence, Jackson told reporters. I’m going to talk about it. Walk it like I talk it.

Krammer notes that Holmes would likely need to add at least five pounds to his 285-pound frame to compete at the position. He also points out that Homles would be the team’s tallest defensive tackle at 6-foot-5.

At 6-foot-2, 254 pounds, Mata’afa who attended Washington State, was one of the Power Five’s smallest defensive tackles. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, via Krammer, also pointed out an example in which switching a player defensive line to linebacker panned out.

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While the NFL stands to make a lot of money from the Supreme Court ruling, the league will have to combat the notion that more readily available gambling makes corruption more likely.
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What the league is trying to do in preparation for it is figure out how to maintain the integrity of the game, because that’s the most important thing on many, many fronts, Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt told Breer in March. And so they’re beginning their work on that. Obviously, there’s legalized betting that goes on in Europe in the Premier League, and other soccer leagues, so there are models they’re trying to learn from.

A’s coach bummed Yankees didn’t even call him for Aaron Boone’s job

Al Pedrique wanted Aaron Boone ‘s job.

If he didn’t get it, he thought for sure he’d at least get a look to be on the staff of whoever would take over for the fired Joe Girardi.

Neither happened. Pedrique, now the A’s first base coach, is fine with it.

So Pedrique — who has also scouted, been in a front office and played three seasons in the majors — wanted to get back to The Show. He thought it would happen in the offseason when the Yankees got rid of Girardi, their manager for 10 years.

He thought he could have been manager. He knew he could have helped the big-league staff with the development of stars Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and many others he guided in the minors.

Flowers has since hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent, and the Giants declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, after unsuccessfully trying to trade him during the NFL Draft.

Had the Giants picked up the option, Flowers would have been on the books for $12.52 million in 2019, according to Flowers’ salary cap hit is $4.57 million in 2018 and the Giants do not save any money against the cap by releasing him.

Flowers has started 47 of a possible 49 games (including playoffs) during his three seasons. All of those starts were at left tackle, where Solder will now replace him as the starter.

Earlier this offseason, the Giants sounded a less than optimistic tone about Flowers’ move to right tackle.

I don’t think the assignments are that tough, offensive line coach Hal Hunter said recently. It might not be quite as hard, but it would be, like, I golf right-handed. If all of a sudden, I have to golf left-handed, it’s going to [take] a while [to adjust].

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The soon-to-be former Giants running back is hoping to find out after undergoing surgery Wednesday to remove the plate he had inserted in December 2016, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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The Tulane product had several offers in free agency and those teams were encouraged by his decision to have the plate removed, according to Rapoport.

Brady’s enormous societal imprint doesn’t cover everyone, however. Take, for instance, soon-to-be-retired baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro began his Major League career in 2001, the same year Tom Brady entered the starting lineup for the Patriots. Since that time, Ichiro — who’s essentially the Tom Brady of Japan — has spent the majority of the last 17 years in the United States. You’d think this amount of exposure to American culture would put Brady on Ichiro’s radar on some level. And yet…

An excerpt from an Ichiro retrospective from The Athletic’s Peter Gammons:

One morning in spring training, 2017, he was in the coaches’ room looking at his cell phone text messages. Ichiro told the coaches about one message he had just received from a number he didn’t recognize. The guy said he’d gotten Ichiro’s number from Alex Rodriguez, and that he wanted to come meet him and study his stretching system.

What’s the guy’s name? asked one of the coaches.

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It’s too soon to know whether Browns second-round tackle Austin Corbett is going to be the man to replace Joe Thomas.
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You will see [Corbett] out there [at left tackle], Browns coach Hue Jackson said. There is no question he will be out there, but I think you will see him moved around, too. We are going to kind of see where our best five guys are and how they play, but he will get an opportunity out there.

The Browns have spent a pile of money and picks on interior linemen, so having a cheap rookie who can start balances the books a bit. And if he Fred Lynn Womens Jersey is able to replace Thomas as well as he replaced Bitonio in college, then he might end up standing next to Bitonio for years to come.
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Will they make another move in light of Tuesday’s news that running back Mark Ingram will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season? Alvin Kamara’s presence means they still have a high-level running back on hand, but Kamara only averaged 12.5 touches in a game last season and the other backs on the roster 鈥?Trey Edmunds, Daniel Lasco, Jonathan Williams and sixth-round pick Boston Scott 鈥?have limited NFL experience.

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According to Elias Sports Bureau research, that’s the best win percentage for any team to be no-hit, minimum five games into the season. That no-hitter also ended an eight-game win streak for the Red Sox. Elias research shows that’s the second-best single-season win streak snapped by a no-hitter in history; the only one longer was a 10-game win streak by the 1884 Providence Grays, snapped by Larry Corcoran’s third no-hitter. — Sarah Langs, ESPN Stats & Information

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The Raiders have Donald Penn, a three-time Pro Bowler, including each of the past two seasons. But Penn is 35 and continues to rehab from Lisfranc surgery on his right foot in December.

The San Diego State prospect is well-built and a downhill, yet elusive, runner at 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds. He averaged 7.8 yards per catch while managing 10-plus yards on 20 percent of his attempts last season, and he ran a 4.46-second 40-yard dash at the combine.

Considering he was a first-round pick, Penny is the heavy favorite to open 2018 as Seattle’s feature back, deferring only occasional touches to the likes of Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise. Seattle has changed to a pass-heavy attack in recent seasons, but the selection of Penny, the hiring of run-based offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and the loss of Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson might lead to a switch back to a ground-and-pound scheme.

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Anderson will now be back in court on July 19 to resolve a charge of reckless driving from January. Anderson previously faced a felony charge of threatening a public servant or a public servant鈥檚 family, but that charge was dropped in April.

Anderson was also arrested in 2017 and charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. A trial in that case is set for this summer.

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The Saints have had interest in drafting Jackson since the middle of last season.

With Drew Brees on his way out and the offense changing, adding Jackson now would give him a full redshirt season before working with Alvin Kamara to take the league by storm.

The Steelers rarely have drafted cornerbacks early throughout the last two decades, but Alexander fits their defensive scheme, and they need to find added help for Artie Burns (their other recent first-round cornerback) if they hope to reach the Super Bowl again soon. Alexander could go as high as No. 14 overall.

They Jaguars don’t think a top guard will be available, and if that’s the case, they’ll consider D.J. Moore, Christian Kirk or Hayden Hurst. If Wynn is on the board, they can get a top guard prospect at No. 29.

Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville: Carolina needs someone to fill the starting void opposite James Bradberry, and Alexander is a sticky cover corner whose athleticism and savvy will serve him well against an imposing array of NFC South receivers.

Sam Hubbard, DE/LB, Ohio State: Beyond the Buckeye connection, the slippery pass rusher might be just what Mike Vrabel is looking for as he tries to ramp up the pressure in Year 1.

But they surrendered that lead on a goal from Randy Gilhen — one of three playoff goals in his career! — and lost 7-6 in overtime on a Kevin Stevens score. Pittsburgh would win three straight to capture the series. In their first playoff meeting ever, the Capitals had already established the “new and exciting ways to lose to the Penguins” tradition.

One way to avoid a Game 7 collapse is to close out your foe before you get there, which the Capitals had a chance to do in the 1995 Eastern Conference quarterfinals. They lost in overtime in Game 5, despite holding a 3-1 series lead, but they had a chance to close out Pittsburgh in Game 6 at home. Instead, the Penguins got four-point games from Tomas Sandstrom and Luc Robitaille, who scored a goal 42 seconds into the game as part of a 4-0 first-period lead. The Capitals lost Game 6, 7-1, at home; their Game 7 loss in Pittsburgh was a mere formality.

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan break down the second-round playoff matchups that have been set, and give their top candidates for the Conn Smythe. Plus, Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon and longtime Penguins beat writer Rob Rossi.canucks_676