NFL plans to lobby Congress for a regulatory framework for sports betting

The NFL has lost in the judicial branch (even if the NFL actually has won at the every branch of every bank with which it does business). The league now will take the gambling fight to the legislature.
Men's Nike Philadelphia Eagles #25 Tommy McDonald Limited Olive/Gold 2017 Salute to Service NFL Jersey
But given the multiple streams of revenue that are potentially in play based on the Supreme Court’s ruling – the league landing a percentage of all football bets, partnerships with casinos, integrity fees paid by states – the NFL may quickly warm to the idea it fought for so long. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said his goal is for the league to have annual revenue of $25 billion by 2027. The Supreme Court decision could very well help it get there someday.
Limited Youth Trevor Linden Jersey
In a statement attributed to Brian Musburger, Brent’s nephew and the founder of VSiN, the outlet congratulates New Jersey on its win in Murphy vs. NCAA and throws in a little taste of what’s to come, letting fans know the Giants ‘ 2018 win/loss over/under sits at 6.5 games, with the Super Bowl champion Eagles at 10 and the Jets at 6.

The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make, Justice Samuel Alito, a New Jersey native, said in the Supreme Court’s opinion. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who replaced Gov. Chris Christie as the lead plaintiff when he became governor in January, welcomed the ruling.

Kavon Frazier Jersey Don’t expect Vea to be a major force right away, though. He is both raw and inconsistent. He’s going to make a few big plays as a rookie, but he needs to refine his technique before Russell Bodine Jersey he can become an every-down tackle and a true impact player.

Panthers Place RB Fozzy Whittaker On IR

Fozzy Whittaker‘s season has ended before it could even begin. The Panthers announced the running back has been placed on injured reserve with a non-contact ACL tear.

Whittaker, 29, has spent the last four seasons with the Panthers. For the most part, he’s been used as a reserve option and a third-down running back. He saw the most usage of his career in 2016 when he carried the ball 57 times and averaged an impressive 4.6 yards per try in that limited sample.

Cole kept the A’s scoreless in the 10th and 11th innings, setting the table for Walker to steal the spotlight.

I gave it everything I had because I know they’re doing the same, Cole said of his teammates.

Nobody will question the on-field talent of 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. The 2017 first-round pick made plays all over the field and amassed 72 tackles as a rookie last season. From a talent standpoint, he’s one of the best players on San Francisco’s roster.

Unfortunately, off-field behavior could lead to Foster’s release. Foster was arrested in February on domestic-violence charges involving his ex-girlfriend Elissa Ennis. Ennis has since recanted her accusation, but the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office is still following through with charges. His future with the team will depend on the legal outcome.

If Reuben did indeed hit this young lady, he won’t be a part of our organization going forward, 49ers general manager John Lynch said, per Cam Inman of the Mercury News.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, the district attorney is in possession of video that is described as showing the alleged victim sustaining injuries in a fight with another woman.

Foster may well be cleared of the charges. If he isn’t, he’ll become one of the most talented young players on the NFL cut pile.

If things were based on talent alone, there’s almost no way the Seahawks would consider cutting safety Earl Thomas. The Texas product has been a mainstay of Seattle’s defense for eight years and is a six-time Pro Bowler.colts_092

Takeaways from Yankees win over Red Sox that forces tie atop AL East

Antonio Gates Authentic Jersey
Judge lined a tie-breaking single to left, Aaron Hicks scored from third base and the Yankees had a 3-2 lead that became a 3-2 win.
Women's Replica Majestic Dustin McGowan Grey Road Jersey - #19 MLB Tampa Bay Rays Cool Base
You don’t forget (what happened in Boston), but you’ve got to move on, Judge said. You can’t live in the past. There’s nothing you can do about it. It happened. It got resolved. It’s time to play baseball.

Judge’s mind during his at-bat was on nothing but finally winning a confrontation with Kelly.

They’d faced each other six previous times and Judge was hitless with three strikeouts. During their one previous encounter this season, Judge hit into a 6-4-3 double play.

Once again, the Yankees relied on Judge, who issued a payback to Kelly while not thinking at all about what happened last month.

We can’t get out of hand with stuff that happened in the past, Judge said. We’ve got to focus on what’s happening right now in that situation. We’ve got a pitcher on the mound with a good fastball and good off-speed pitches. It’s time to go out there and do our job.
Nick Bonino Authentic Jersey
Jason McCourty’s offseason trade to the Patriots reunited him with his brother Devin.

He had to deal with another former Rutgers standout to be reunited with his jersey number though.

McCourty has worn No. 30 during the first nine years of his NFL career with the Browns and Titans. But fellow Scarlet Knight Duron Harmon has worn the number in New England during recent seasons. No matter; the Patriots announced number changes Tuesday, and among them was Harmon switching to No. 21, the departed Malcolm聽Butler’s old number, to pave the way for McCourty to get No. 30 (with Devin McCourty sticking at No. 32).

But his numbers, a.237 batting average Josh Harrison Youth jersey with nine home runs and 21 RBI, aren’t all that far off from where they were a year ago at this point in the season. He also is saving his best at-bats for the biggest games, a fact that shouldn’t be lost in the top-heavy American League.

Cop fired after video of him choking former NFL player

Video of a Georgia police officer choking and slamming a former NFL player during an arrest has cost that officer his job.
Men's Winnipeg Jets #52 Jack Roslovic Reebok White Away Authentic NHL Jersey
According to Tyisha Fernandes of WSB, Henry County Police Officer David Rose was fired by Chief Mark Amerman, and felony charges against Desmond Marrow were dropped after the incident. Marrow, a cornerback from Toledo, spent time with the Texans and Buccaneers in 2012.

Police approached Marrow after an incident in a parking lot and thought he had a gun, but it was actually just his cell phone.

Having outside and disinterested members of the NCAA board of governors — who have a vote — is a positive step forward to provide a different perspective.

Of course, the NCAA presumably will Mario Lemieux Youth jersey just appoint like-minded people, but it’s a start.

Rice sees’tremendous’ benefits from NCAA reformCondoleezza Rice shares how the Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations to the NCAA will deter exploitation and greatly benefit universities and student-athletes who are serious about academics.

I want guys competing, I want guys fighting for a starting job. Whoever ends up winning the position, that’s who’s going to end up playing.

That’s the smart way to do it. If a rookie establishes himself as the best guy, he needs to be playing, period. That’s what the Bills are doing with Josh Allen, but apparently not what the Browns are doing with Baker Mayfield.

It’s what the Seahawks did with Russell Wilson six years ago, when he unexpectedly outperformed Matt Flynn. People outside the team were surprised; people inside the team weren’t, because they knew Wilson was the best option.
Elite Kids Shelby Harris Jersey
The Redskins used the ninth overall pick on Rossi in 1946 only to find out he was not eligible as a junior. They selected him in the first round again when he was available the following year.

Here’s the best part: After being selected the second time, Rossi told the team he had no plans to play in the NFL. He never played a down for the Redskins.

Eli Herring was a talented BYU offensive lineman who made it clear he did not want to play professional football due to religious reasons, and he wrote to every NFL team saying so.

Elite Kids Nick Ritchie Jersey

Raiders sign three tryout players, waive Elijah Hood and two others

The Raiders announced Texas running back Chris Warren鈥檚 signing along with California (Pa.) tight end Paul Butler and Michigan fullback Henry Poggi.
Men's Nike New York Giants #92 Michael Strahan Game Red Alternate NFL Jersey
Limited Shea McClellin Jersey All three participated in the team鈥檚 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Butler participated in the Steelers鈥?2017 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He played 33 games in his college career.

The velocity speaks for Authentic Malcolm Butler Jersey itself, but what else did you see from him that made you think he was ready to make such a drastic leap?

Matheny: We didn’t see him much last year. He wasn’t in camp with us. He was barely in camp with us this year. But there is a disposition on the mound, a confidence, and then there is execution. But talent trumps all. You talk about high velocity, but the thing I talk about is the amount of movement with that velocity. He can control the strike zone. And he’s pretty fearless in how he goes about his business.

Johnson was the sixth running back selected in this year鈥檚 draft and comes to Detroit after three years at Auburn. He ran 285 times for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns in his final college season.

Johnson joins a backfield that also has Ameer Abdullah, LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick in the mix for carries as the Lions try to find their first 1,000-yard rusher since the 2013 season.
Limited Matt Beleskey Jersey
He reminds me of Ken Griffey Jr., says Acuna’s agent, Peter Greenberg, of Legacy Sports. From the moment he gets to the park, he’s having fun.

For what it’s worth, Acuna has his own comparisons in mind.

I want to be like Mike Trout, Acuna says. He also wouldn’t mind ending up like fellow Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera, the inspiration behind the No. 24 that Acuna has always worn on his back. I want to be at that level. I want to be great. I want to get to the big leagues, stay in the big leagues and play for a lot of years. Everything that comes with it. Be an All-Star, win championships, all that.

The young Los Angeles Lakers have become the most entertaining group of players to follow on social media.

Last week was the week of beefs in the NBA. From rivals to teammates to celebrities, shots were taken and shade was thrown. The roasting never stopped as the focus shifted to the postseason, and we kept track of it all.

Their season-long Instagram and Twitter battles have extended into the offseason, with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart at the center of it all.

In fact, they were so active on social media this week that we could pick only their three best moments and had to relegate the rest to honorable mentions.

Preston Tucker (L), 47.4 percent, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (RHP Vince Velasquez): Want to hedge against Velasquez at this difficult stadium? Tucker, a former prospect who’s getting some run while the Braves wait on Ronald Acuna, has knocked all his hits in 2018 off righty arms, including three homers. He’s slowed a bit since his hot start but should continue with top-side platoon work for the near future.

In San Jose, Martin learned the value of immersing himself in the community. Fellow Sharks say that Martin is a regular during hospital visits and community events. Martin personally bought four lower-bowl season tickets, and for every Sharks home game he offers the seats to youth, families and nonprofits — people, Martin says, who wouldn’t normally get to see an NHL game. Including the playoffs, it has been a $49,444 commitment from Martin so far; 584 people have benefitted from his gesture. Over the summer, Martin also started his own foundation, Shine A Ligh7, which supports mental health in children, specifically raising awareness about bullying and depression. His first event in Minnesota last summer raised about $100,000.

When he was at his best, Lawson looked like one of the NBA’s rising dual-threat point guards. The No. 18 overall pick in the 2009 draft, who won a national championship at North Carolina, averaged a career-high 17.6 points and 8.8 assists for the Denver Nuggets in 2013-14. The following season, he averaged 15.2 points and a career-high 9.6 assists, ranking third in the NBA in assists per game both years.orioles_056

NFL wants to look into departure of Russ Brandon

I’m a big proponent of WR-WR early, especially at the back end of the first round of a draft and mention as much here. Worth noting and I can’t give anything specific to the magazine away is that you should probably consider WR-RB or RB-WR depending on how things fall if you’re drafting in the 8-12 range this year. Just throwing that out there.
Limited Women's Dwight Clark White/Pink Jersey: NFL Nike San Francisco 49ers #87 Rush Fashion
The Bills made a rapid move, and the NFL wants to catch up with what happened. Via the Associated Press, the league wants to take a look at the circumstances of the departure of president Russ Brandon this week, Brian Gibbons Authentic Jersey saying they’d: make a decision in the next few days about what, if any, further steps we will take.
Elite Mens Charles Tapper Jersey
You had the discovery phase, and now you’re entering the litigation phase, said the person, who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations. Who do you want on your side if Mueller decides to subpoena the president? You want to have your wartime consigliere. Emmet is a quintessential wartime consigliere.

Flood also has strong ties with a number of other lawyers key to the case. He is close to White House counsel Donald McGahn and with McGahn’s attorney, Bill Burck, who also represents other key current and former White House staffers. He also has a good relationship with Abbe Lowell, who represents Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Some of the most prized selections聽in this year’s draft might be in for a gradual introduction into the league, as teams look instead to rely on established veterans at the position for the time being. Yet other first-year players聽are in line to take roles as starters right away and could have the skill set to find success against a higher level of competition.
Kids Jared Veldheer Jersey
As a potential focal point of the Giants’ offense, he’s the runaway favorite for offensive rookie of the year.聽Barkley is an every-down back who聽demonstrates speed, elusiveness, vision and聽power as a runner. He also will聽comfortably create mismatches in the passing game and should be a frequent target of Eli Manning. In both impact and output, he could set a high bar for this class.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck must have聽rejoiced when he found out about Indy’s selection. Nelson projects to step in right away at left guard聽and should be counted on as a stabilizing force inside the interior of the Colts line. Though he should make a difference in pass protection (Indianapolis gave up an NFL-worst 56 sacks), his best asset early on for Indianapolis may be his comfort opening holes for a ground game game聽that generated only 103.8聽yards per game聽game last season.

Reportedly, at least a couple of teams removed Griffin from their boards as unfit to be drafted because he doesn’t have a left hand.

Like never mind that he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and using a prosthetic, put up 20 reps in the 225-pound bench press at the combine.
Womens Youth Redskins Jerseys
Even better that Shaquem embraces that idea. He came here as one of the 22 prospects invited to participate in the made-for-TV show that is the draft. Most of the other invitees were on their way to visit their new teams by Friday, while at least one other prospect who wasn’t picked in the first round, was nowhere to be seen on the premises on Day 2.

Shaquill jumped to the NFL a year ago because it took a while before coaches gained confidence in Shaquem’s abilities. He was redshirted as a freshman. After not playing together for the first time in their lives last season, Shaquill told his brother that there was probably a 1% chance that they would be reunited with the Seahawks.

Shaquem thought otherwise. He considered his brother as his personal area scout for the Seahawks, who undoubtedly realize the brother energy at work. Shaquill said that even as Seahawks general manager John Schneider assured him that they loved Shaquem as a prospect and have much respect for the family, he wouldn’t bank on a reunion.

Signing former Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin to a one-year deal certainly helps, and the hope is that 2017 first-round pick Gareon Conley Womens Steve Yzerman Jersey will improve after limited snaps last season. But if Team Gruden is to further improve a secondary that has been sucking wind for a while now, a solution or two will have to come through the draft.

Elite Kids Joffrey Lupul Jersey Through three seasons in Alabama’s defense, Minkah Fitzpatrick proved to be the very model of the modern defensive back. He played multiple positions in Nick Saban’s advanced schemes鈥攅verything from linebacker to blitzer to slot to outside to safety鈥攁nd did it all at a very high level, amassing 110 solo tackles, 5.5 sacks, nine interceptions for four touchdowns, 24 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

New Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther likes to run aggressive fronts with smart zone coverage in the back seven, and few draft prospects in this class, regardless of position, show the kind of functional versatility Fitzpatrick does.

Elite Kids Manu Ginobili Jersey

The Cleveland Browns Will Reportedly Be On HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ To Go Behind The Scenes Of A Disaster

HBO’s Hard Knocks has become a staple of the NFL preseason as HBO’s cameras embed with a franchise through training camp and the preseason to offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the process of whittling the roster down to 53 players, as well as position battles for starting spots.
Men's Fanatics Branded Steve Mason Breakaway White Away NHL Jersey: Winnipeg Jets #35
Bates, in the third round, would further bolster Detroit’s deep and versatile secondary. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder is capable of lining up deep or in the box. Without an injury or two, he likely wouldn’t have a big role on defense as a rookie, but should be a significant contributor on special teams as he’s groomed for Jay Cutler Womens Jersey a long-term role replacing either Tavon Wilson or Glover Quin.
Authentic Youth Rhett Ellison Jersey
How do you take (a venue) that could hold 90,000 fans but create this type of intimate theater environment inside and then also have the outside experience to compliment it? O’Reilly told co-host Gil Brandt and me Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The NFL did that last year in Philadelphia with its most memorable draft to date. The league’s first draft held outdoors was a smashing success; the three-day crowd of 250,000 not only provided a far more spirited environment than the sterile theater-style setting at which the event was held in New York City and Chicago from 1965 to 2016. It also unfolded with surprising efficiency and order. No arrests were reported amid the fan frivolity.

Michael Thomas Authentic Jersey Maybe the NFL would have returned to Philly in 2018 had it known the Eagles would win their first Super Bowl last season. Instead, the league declined that contractual option last May in favor of the home site for another NFC East squad 鈥?one iconic Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson famously championed last year when he revealed the franchise’s second-round pick while taunting furious Eagles fans with his enthusiastic wind-up.

It was a great iconic location there right on the Rocky steps and on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, said O’Reilly, referring to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s expansive lawn setting. We had a beautiful three days. That Eagles fan base just came out. There had never been a big event there like this in terms of the draft and the Super Bowl so the energy was great.

The NFL’s goal now is duplicating or even topping such an environment at a venue that had its issues when hosting its last big league event 鈥?Super Bowl 45 鈥?in 2011. Toward that end, the NFL has taken steps designed to resonate with the live crowd and on television.

Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely says gun photo with daughter, prom date was ‘a joke

Jay Feely clarified that the photo of him holding a gun while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke.

The former NFL kicker tweeted out the picture on Saturday night with the caption “Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys,” creating some backlash.

“The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke,” Feely wrote on Twitter Sunday morning. “My daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking. I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue.”

RHP David Hale was claimed off waivers from the Yankees after he pitched two scoreless innings for New York in Monday’s series opener, then was designated for assignment. Minnesota recalled 6-foot-10 RHP Aaron Slegers from Triple-A Rochester Thursday morning, but optioned him back to the minors following the game to make room for Hale. RHP Tyler Kinley was designated for assignment.

Tyler Austin’s suspension was cut from five games to four by John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and the New York first baseman will start serving the penalty on Friday.

Yankees: 3B Brandon Drury (severe migraines) will continue his rehab assignment when Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre returns to action Friday. … OF Clint Frazier (concussion) was scheduled to play for Class A Tampa on Thursday after appearing in two extended spring training games. … CF Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right oblique) is taking part in light baseball activities, including hitting off a tee. … 1B Greg Bird (right ankle surgery) and OF Billy McKinney (sprained left shoulder) are headed to Tampa to continue baseball activity.

Pittsburgh’s Francisco Cervelli had three hits and a career-high six RBI, including a three-run homer in the third inning. His two-run double in the eighth pulled the Pirates within 12-10.

Corey Dickerson also had three hits for Pittsburgh, and Moran homered.

Daniel Stumpf (1-0) retired all four batters he faced for his first major league win. Shane Greene pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his fourth save in six opportunities.

Jameson Taillon (2-2) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Martin homered in the first game two pitches after fouling a ball off his groin. He needed about five minutes to regroup before hitting a drive to straightaway center.steelers_052