NFL schedule 2018: Sunday, Monday, Thursday night games, kickoff times, TV

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The 2018 NFL schedule is out, and once fans have absorbed their favorite team’s slate, their eyes inevitably turn to the prime-time games.
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Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games are the nationally televised showpieces for the league 鈥?even if those Thursday games haven’t always lived up to the billing in recent years.

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Like the Jazz, the Celtics have been led by an ensemble effort in these playoffs. But while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Jersey Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have drawn more attention with their exciting, high-flying finishes and hot shooting from deep, it is Horford who has been the best, most consistent Celtics producer in this postseason. Horford has anchored the middle for the Celtics against a longer, more athletic Bucks front line. He also has led the defense, been an offensive hub and made timely shots all series long.

This was a very contentious spot, as Chris Paul and DeMar DeRozan also had very strong arguments here. Ultimately, Wall has produced more than DeRozan and carried a heavier weight than Paul. His ability to create offense and attack the rim has carried the Wizards back into the series with a chance to defeat the Toronto Raptors, which is all that they could have asked for in a 1-8 matchup.

The former No, 9 overall pick should be worth some draft compensation, and a new location might help him anyway. Flowers has talent, but didn’t turn into a cornerstone tackle and was widely criticized in New York.

I’m not answering questions about any specific stations, Francesa told The Post during a five-minute conversation.

While Francesa or his representatives have had talks with executives from 98.7 ESPN New York and WOR 710 AM, according to sources, a return to FAN in some form could be in motion.

In Francesa’s place, WFAN has put the trio of Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott in the afternoon. The threesome was beaten by ESPN New York’s Michael Kay Show in the ratings by a slim margin in the winter ratings book. Francesa had never lost to Kay’s show in a full rating period.

Durant, Thompson stay hot as Warriors take 2-0 lead vs. Spurs

Gregg Popovich joked after the San Antonio Spurs’ Game 1 loss to the Warriors that he’d tell Golden State star forward Kevin Durant, Don’t be so good..
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You know, both teams are going to make mistakes here and there, and that’s fine, but the ball has to go in the basket, and that’s the difference in the ballgame, Popovich said.

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Without getting into specifics, obviously he was coming off an injury, Pace said at a press conference, via ESPN.com. We lean on our training staff and our docs. Hey, I got a lot of respect for Anthony DeAngelo Jersey Cam and a lot of respect for the organization he went to. We wish him luck.

Pace went on to say that every team comes to different assessments when it comes to medical evaluations. The Bears medical staff didn’t have an issue signing off on wide receiver Allen Robinson’s signing despite the torn ACL he suffered in September, so Robinson and Taylor Gabriel will be fronting the wide receiver group in Chicago while Meredith gets back to work in New Orleans.

Wentz was playing at an MVP level last season for the Eagles before he blew out his knee. That upside, in the view of some making the call for the Giants, is most likely unattainable for any of this year’s quarterback prospects. But what about Goff? He struggled as a rookie with the Rams, welcomed in a new offense and new coaching staff and showed great progress in Year No. 2.

Will Goff live up to the test of time as worth the No. 1 pick? Is very good good enough? Can Goff win a couple of Super Bowls the way Manning did? Can any of these soon-to-be rookie quarterbacks do the same?

Five thoughts about Detroit Lions’ 2018 schedule

Allen Park — The NFL released its 2018 schedule Thursday night. Here are five thoughts about the hand the Detroit Lions were dealt (full schedule below).

Some of the initial reaction to the opening segment is that it’s brutal, but I’m seeing a glass half-full.

First, the Lions travel to Buffalo, arguably the NFL’s leader in annual snowfall. Then it’s a season-closing game against the Packers, where the Lions have had a historical share of issues.

Fortunately, the lengthy losing streak in Wisconsin no longer hangs over the franchise’s head, after they won two out of the past three at Lambeau Field. But the last time they earned a victory over the Packers in below-freezing temperatures was 1991.

The New York Giants front office is reportedly not in agreement over what the franchise should do with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano is hearing some executives within the Giants organization can’t understand how the franchise could consider passing on a quarterback with the No. 2 pick.

“Many people think Darnold is the one guy that has sold Gettleman,” Vacchiano wrote, via SNY. “If the Browns take Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen at 1, Darnold will be in play because there are some in the organization who think passing on a franchise quarterback would be nuts.”

This is not the first we’ve heard of the Giants interested in the USC quarterback. Last week, a report surfaced suggesting the Giants will draft Darnold if he is available to them at No. 2 overall.

Didi Gregorius sparked the scoring. He tanked Garcia’s 90-mph fastball in a 1-1 count to the right-field short porch. It was Gregorius’ sixth homer of the year, tied for a team high. Injury kept Gregorius off the field until April 28 last season, in which he hit a career-best 25 home runs.

John Hynes, the Devils’ coach, had similar concerns after Hall’s first season. That the defensive side of his game wasn’t where it needed to be, for example. That he needed to train harder. And that while he would provide the occasional spark for the team, his performances weren’t yet reaching the “leading by example” that Hynes wanted out of Hall.seahawks_196

Tharold Simon gets tryout invite from Bears

Draft picks and undrafted rookies aren’t the only ones who will be getting looks in minicamps in the coming weeks. For some veterans who are out of work, such camps represent a last chance to impress.
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I was hyped. I take pride in my defense, especially guarding all these great guards, Holiday said. That’s why we play the game. It’s fun, but it’s tough.

The Blazers had several opportunities to tie the score in the final 10 seconds, down only three points. But they never got off a 3-pointer and twice ran plays out of timeouts that set up Meyers Leonard and Connaughton instead of Lillard or McCollum.

Portland coach Terry Stotts said Lillard and McCollum were the first options, but New Orleans’ defense took them out of the plays.

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Whether Kaepernick does sign with an NFL team still remains to be seen. Given that he’s been a free agent for a full year and it still hasn’t happened, it seems unlikely. Kaepernick’s depositions of Goodell and of team owners and personnel staff members, are designed to figure out why Kaepernick can’t get a job.

I was 280-something, and I’m, like, 275 right now, which is surprising because usually when I’m out, I gain weight, Embiid said. I think it has to do a lot with body mass.

Embiid had been restricted in his weight lifting and conditioning since the injury, but he said he has been able to ramp up those activities lately as well.
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He spent about 30 minutes shooting on the court before Saturday’s game. During that time, he wore a black, protective mask that he says he prefers to a white or clear mask.

The white, clear mask is kind of harder, visibility-wise. It gets foggy and all that, Embiid said. [But] we still gotta get the league to approve the black mask. There’s a few options, so we gonna see how that goes.

James Harrison retires

James Harrison is calling it a career.
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Kendell Beckwith Elite Jersey Harrison, the linebacker who will turn 40 next month, wrote on Instagram that he has decided to retire, and this time he means it. Harrison previously announced his retirement four years ago but then decided to keep playing.

I don’t see Luck in this draft, and I don’t see Carson Wentz, who I liked a lot coming into the draft, Payton said. I’d feel a little bit uneasy if I were at the top of this draft and I decided I had to have a quarterback. The pressure to get a quarterback is so great in this league, I get that. But we can’t create ’em. I wouldn’t be surprised if only one of these guys is left standing in four or five years, and if so, I’d guess it would be Sam Darnold.
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This does look like a strong draft for quarterbacks, but that does not mean a future superstar is in this draft. Count Payton as someone who is skeptical that any team will find that superstar quarterback this year.

A number of players tweeted through the storm as they tried to make their way back, and at least one of their reporters made the best of his spring day off.

Assuming they can get the runways and roads cleared (or have some tauntauns shipped in), players and media are scheduled to be at the Packers facilities tomorrow.

Take Your Pills plays up the risks, but the results are less than terrifying. Most people can use amphetamine without becoming addicted, concedes Lawrence Diller, a pediatrician who wrote a book about Ritalin. But ultimately, too large a group of people become addicted, so it becomes unacceptable for society to put this much speed out there.

In 2016, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 18.4 million Americans used prescription stimulants, both legally and illegally. Based on their responses to survey questions, about 3 percent of them experienced a substance Authentic L. P. Ladouceur Jersey use disorder. The corresponding number for drinkers was 9 percent.

Even more than addiction, Take Your Pills invites us to worry about the hypercompetitive order that pushes people toward stimulants, which UC-Berkeley political theorist Wendy Brown thinks may deprive us of creativity, art [and] extraordinary moments of human connection.

All or Nothing gives short shrift to Jones vs. Goodell

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The eight-episode All or Nothing series focusing on the 2017 Dallas Cowboys takes fans behind the curtain on a variety of topics, ranging from the important to the banal. (Case in point: In one 30-second stretch, owner Jerry Jones raves to his sons about the quality of a hot dog bun at a high-school football game.) When it comes to one of the biggest topics of the year for the team and the league, however, not very much is said or shown.
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Again, I’m really not gonna get into that right now, Jones says. But as far as what we’re doing, any of those issues are concerned here…. I’ll be speaking to that as we go along here over the next few days.
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The Bears selected Forte in the second round in 2008, and he played in Chicago through the 2015 season. He rushed for 1,238 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie, one of the best rookie seasons for a running back in team history.

He spent two seasons with the Jets, announcing his retirement after last season. Forte finished with 9,796 career yards and 54 touchdowns on 2,356 attempts. He added 4,672 receiving yards on 554 receptions with 21 touchdowns.

Game 4 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

Crosby scored his fourth goal of the series in the first period, and Derick Brassard, Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin scored in the second to make it 4-0. Malkin and Dumoulin scored 5 seconds apart.

After the third goal, I should’ve taken a timeout, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. That Womens Ramik Wilson Jersey would’ve been one thing to stop that momentum.

Justin Schultz made it 5-1 in the third on Pittsburgh’s third power-play goal of the game.

Matt Murray stopped 26 shots to make it stick.

Several Steelers players and team president Art Rooney II wished Harrison well when he announced his retirement this week.

Harrison signed with the Patriots after his release and went to another Super Bowl while playing much more often than he did in Pittsburgh. That play was good enough to think Harrison would keep playing, but his retirement announcement suggested he was tired of missing time with his kids. He repeated that to Bouchette, saying it just wasn’t worth it to miss 6-8 months with his Pittsburgh-based family to continue playing the game.

Swanson, 27, spent his first four NFL seasons in Detroit, starting 42 of the 53 games he appeared in.

The Jets added depth and experience Tuesday, agreeing to contract terms with center Travis Swanson, a former Lions third-round draft pick out of Arkansas, according to NFL Network. The Jets also added to their tight end stable by signing Bucky Hodges, a 2017 sixth-round pick of the Vikings.

He started 11 games last season before a concussion in late December forced him to finish the season on injured reserve.

Balance Kapler’s clubhouse- and dugout-centric world view with an intellectual curiosity that consumes him, and you’ll find a complicated figure at the crossroads of two contradictory and often contentious worlds. Kapler is reluctant to use the word “mantra” because it has a new-age tinge that perpetuates a stereotype he’s trying to shake. But a quote from author Malcolm Gladwell summarizes his fondness for respectful debate and divergent viewpoints among the people in his circle.

“That’s your responsibility as a person — as a human being — to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as possible,” Gladwell said. “And if you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.”

According to the newspaper, Francois told police the marijuana belonged to his girlfriend and that the last time he used marijuana was in December 2017.

Francois is expected to be the Seminoles’ starter next season. Florida State coach Willie Taggart told the newspaper that he had met with Francois following the incident.

“He’s still with our football team,” Taggart said Saturday. “We talked about his responsibility as a student-athlete here, and he understands my expectations and what I’m looking for, especially when it comes to our quarterback.”

The newspaper reported that the Tallahassee Police Department received a tip from someone at a drug crime scene that he had seen a grocery bag full of marijuana at Francois’ apartment.

The police collected Francois’ garbage four times between the end of February and the beginning of April. Based on what police found in the garbage, they obtained a search warrant and conducted the raid on Thursday.
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Angels look to slow down Red Sox’s offense

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The Los Angeles Angels came into the week with the top offense in the majors, but the Boston Red Sox are the ones flexing their muscles heading into Wednesday night’s game at Angel Stadium.
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The Red Sox hit six home runs, three by Mookie Betts, in their 10-1 win against the Angels in the series opener Tuesday night, chasing starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani before many in the sold-out crowd had reached their seats to watch the Japanese rookie. He lasted two innings and gave up four hits and three runs.

He is 6-7 in 16 career Kasperi Kapanen Youth jersey starts against the Angels with a 5.87 ERA over 92 innings. His career ERA is 4.23.

He is 1-4 at Angel Stadium with a 5.82 ERA. His last start against Los Angeles was at Angel Stadium last year, and he went eight innings, allowing three runs, all on solo homers by Mike Trout, Andrelton Simmons and Luis Valbuena, in the 3-2 loss.

Yelich, acquired in an offseason trade with Miami, hit 39 homers during the past two seasons with the Marlins. He hit .385 with one homer and five RBIs this season before going on the DL.

Lopez, called up from Triple-A on April 11, allowed one run in three innings in Monday night’s 10-4 loss to the Reds. He doubled in his only at-bat for his first major league hit.

While some teams inquired about potentially trading for Foles at the beginning of the league year, the Eagles set the price high and no deal was struck. Just about all the starting positions are now accounted for across the league, increasing the chances that Foles will remain in Philly in 2018.

Wentz said he hasn’t had the conversation about the dynamics of the upcoming season with Foles but said those talks will come and take care of themselves. He did not sound particularly concerned about how the quarterback room would function coming off a most unusual Super Bowl run.
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From the right slot, he fakes linebacker Mike McCray (No. 9) out of the route and scores after bobbling the ball. This is a running back you can put all over the field as a receiver, which is a tremendous attribute in empty-back sets and pre-snap looks in which he would move from the backfield to the formation.

However, is Saquon Barkley a generational talent? I love what he can bring to the field, and in the right system, he’ll be a difference-maker in the Kareem Hunt/Alvin Kamara mold. The most obvious pro comparison is LeSean McCoy in terms of Barkley’s speed and shiftiness, and ability to catch the ball in multiple concepts.

Right now, he’ll have to be content with the potential to define an NFL offense for the next few seasons. That’s not a bad outlook, but he could be even better.

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The league also alleged a neurologist submitted 21 medical reports on retired players that featured identical vital signs for all of those examined.聽

The appointment of a Special Investigator was specifically contemplated in the agreement, and will provide important additional tools to assist the independent, court-appointed administrators in identifying fraudulent claims and related misconduct.

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Rockets prep for playoffs against Lakers

With the best regular-season record in the NBA all locked up, the Houston Rockets have begun looking ahead to the playoffs.
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The Rockets still have two games remaining before postseason play begins next week, however, and they don’t plan on taking any chances against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Staples Center.

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It’s been pretty bad, the first couple games at home, Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez said. Normally we play better than that. Yesterday, offensively, our performance was poor (in a 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves). And today it was the opposite. But we have a lot of time to put it together. We understand that we’re better than that.

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It’s obviously a far cry from when both were starring with the Gators, let alone playing in the NFL. The same goes for Wuerffel’s other recognizable flag teammates who once wore the orange and blue like Chris Doering, Frankie Hammond, Travis McGriff and Taylor Jacobs.

But before mocking their involvement in such an endeavor, consider that a $1 million prize is being offered to the winner of the AFFL’s U.S. Open of Football tournament with 11 of the games being televised on NFL Network. And by over-the-hill standards, the level of athletic competition is impressive.

Four pro teams are being led by former NFL standouts Michael Vick and Chad Ochocinco Johnson. Another features ex-running back Justin Forsett and all-world Olympic champion sprinter Michael Johnson.

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