XFL plans to spend $500 million over first three seasons

Vince McMahon says he’s planning to spend what it takes to keep the XFL in business longer than just the one year it lasted in its first incarnation.
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McMahon says he’s ready to spend $500 million over the first three seasons of the XFL, which is slated to launch in 2020, according to ESPN.

When McMahon first announced he was bringing the XFL back, he sold $100 million worth of WWE stock to get it off the ground. But that’s only a small Ronald Darby Youth Jersey part of the league’s expenses.

Now that Falcons Minicamp Built by The Home Depot is officially in the books, it’s time to assess what we’ve learned as the team breaks for the summer with an eye towards http://www.eaglesshopfootball.com/Authentic-Ronald-Darby-Jersey training camp.

In no specific order, here are the 10 most important (or notable, at least) things we’ve learned about this 2018 group of Falcons.

Given those numbers and in http://www.authenticsanjosesharksshop.com/authentic-rourke-chartier-jersey light of the team’s 2-1 start, it may be awhile before Manziel gets a chance to start. He likely has a better chance at this point of getting on the field in garbage time of a game that has been decided.

That could have been tonight, given that Hamilton led 31-10 after three quarters. But Manziel remained on the bench, and by all appearances he’ll be there indefinitely.

The Falcons didn’t get the production they were looking for at fullback last season and they eventually moved on from Derrick Coleman. During the offseason, Atlanta went out and Authentic Rourke Chartier Jersey signed three fullbacks – Daniel Marx, Luke McNitt and Ricky Ortiz. Marx and McNitt are rookies out of Stanford and Nebraska, respectively, while Ortiz has a year of experience. All three are athletic and will have a chance to make an impact on special teams as well, especially considering the rule changes that favor having more mid-sized players on the field (during kickoff and kickoff return) who can run and catch.

Bradford, evaluating himself, echoed Wilks’ thoughts.

When I got here, even before I got here and when I signed … we devised a plan, Bradford said. We have done a Anthony Davis Authentic Jersey great job sticking to the plan and I think the plan has worked. My body feels really good right now.
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While there has been plenty of discussion about the progress of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, similar praise has been handed out to Bradford throughout the offseason.

I think it’s too early to forecast, Keim said. When you http://www.officialpelicansshop.com/authentic-23-anthony-davis-jersey.html draft a guy with the 10th overall pick you’d love for him to have success early on. But at the same time I think there is a way of doing it to protect the young man moving forward. If you think he’s your long-term future, you make sure it’s done from a healthy standpoint, meaning not just his physical part but the mental part as well.

That would point to having Bradford under center, as long as he is healthy. The veteran acknowledged the plan would continue even after the veterans scatter for the summer after Thursday’s minicamp finale.

Wilks also has been pleased with Rosen’s desire to improve, constantly working with quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich and leaning on veterans Bradford and Mike Glennon.

(Josh) is a student of the game, Wilks said.

Rosen smartly doesn’t make any grand proclamations. Being the most NFL-ready among the rookies doesn’t get him a pass to regular-season playing time, especially when there is someone proven like Bradford ahead of him in line.

Rosen is also intelligent enough to know he can http://www.officialauthenticravensstore.com/Nike-Morgan-Cox-Jersey.html only be tested so much in the offseason, when the game isn’t like the football played in September.

It’s not about making huge strides about my success day to day, Rosen said. It’s my success over the course of a couple of weeks and staying on an upward trend. Trying to take as few steps back Morgan Cox Jersey as possible.

Jim Kelly’s wife says latest surgery for QB ‘went well’

Good news: Jim Kelly’s follow-up procedure went well, his wife Jill said Thursday.
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Never stop holding hands, Jill Kelly wrote on Instagram. In sickness and in health. Out of surgery and in recovery. Still in a lot of pain, but everything went well. Thank GOD! No teeth yet, but 5 implants were inserted into the new bone in Jim’s upper jaw. More technical than I can explain… What matters most is what’s happening in this picture. Never take it for granted! Glory to God!

Nimmo grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, just a two-hour drive from Coors Field, Larry Andersen Authentic Jersey home of the Colorado Rockies. Though it is America’s pastime, baseball is actually not available in high school in three states, including Wyoming. Without a high school team, Nimmo played American Legion Baseball during his teenage years, and the Mets drafted him without him ever playing a baseball game for a high school or college team.

In 2011, Womens Jake McGee Jersey at the age of 18, Nimmo declined an offer from the University of Arkansas and became the highest-drafted player from Wyoming with the 13th overall selection. Nimmo also became the only player from Wyoming ever drafted above the sixth round, let alone the first round.

In his time in the minor leagues, Nimmo, like the club he would later join, was somewhat injury prone. He missed http://www.authenticphilliesstore.com/Authentic-Larry-Andersen-Jersey some playing time with a wrist injury while playing for the Mets’ Single-A affiliate, the Savannah Sand Gnats, in 2013. Two years later, Nimmo injured his knee while playing http://www.officialrockieshop.com/authentic-51-jake-mcgee-jersey.html for Double-A Binghamton. Later that year, while playing for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, Nimmo went to the bench again after he fouled a ball off his nose in a batting cage.

Steratore made his intentions known to Riveron on Friday, capping a lengthy career that saw him enter the NFL in 2003 before rising to the referee level in 2006. Along the way, he worked 12 playoff games before capping his journey at Super Bowl LII.

The 55-year-old Steratore was more than just a football official, also doubling as a zebra for NCAA men’s basketball games.

Steratore played in a role in a handful of memorable on-field moments, serving as the head official during radioactive catch-or-not-catch controversies involving Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson.

He also gained notoriety for attempting to wedge a folded-up piece of paper between the ball and a fourth-down marker to decide whether or not the Cowboys converted a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak against the Raiders last season.

Steratore’s handiwork resulted in Dallas being awarded a fresh set of downs, but the veteran official won’t be asked to make that kind of high-pressure call again. He’s now free to roam.

Frazier, 23, was in the top spot Thursday mostly due to need.

MLB study finds baseballs have changed since 2015, but isn’t sure how

Last summer, Major League Baseball commissioned a group of physicists, mathematicians, engineers and statisticians to try and find an explanation for the increase in home runs in recent years.

Months later, the 10-person committee has released its conclusion: There is indeed something different about the baseballs themselves that is leading to better carry off the bat, but no one seems sure exactly what is causing it.

The committee did not find any change in the size, weight, seam height, or COR of the baseball that would explain the increase in home runs. Though the committee was unable to conclusively prove the exact cause of the reduced drag since the 2015 season, they offered hypotheses including that the rubber pill may be more centered within the baseball since 2015 and that the ball may be staying rounder while spinning since the 2015 season.

Importantly, the committee also concluded that no change to the materials or manufacturing process, whether intentional or unintentional, has played a significant role in the home run surge.

The league did not immediately name a replacement.

Steratore followed fellow referees Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette and Terry McAulay into retirement.

Triplette is joining ESPN as a rules analyst and McAulay is being hired by NBC Sports, according to sources. Hochuli is serving as a consultant to Riveron. NBC also interviewed current referee Clete Blakeman for its job, but Blakeman turned it down.

In 12 seasons as an NFL referee, Steratore earned a reputation as a colorful and fair game administrator who worked with players to minimize tensions during games.

He was involved in some of the more memorable calls in recent years, including both of the incompletions — one thrown to the Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson in 2010 and the other to the Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant in the 2014 playoffs — that ultimately prompted a change to the catch rule this spring.

Padres pitcher Jose Torres suspended for remainder of season after MLB investigation

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Torres Shaquill Griffin Authentic Jersey has agreed not to appeal the discipline, which is retroactive to June 5 and covers 100 games.

Torres appeared in 62 games in 2017, posting an ERA of 4.21 in 68.1 innings coming out of the Padres pen.

In 2014, Giancarlo Stanton suffered multiple cuts, fractures and dental damage after taking a Mike Fiers fastball to the face.

I understand that he’s pissed, but the way he handled it was kind of childish, Fiers said, via ESPN. He’s going to act how he’s going to act, but it kind of shows his character.

Getting his revenge and throwing his bat and pointing? That’s not part of this game. Yeah, you’re supposed to have fun, but I think that’s kind of childish.

Their beef goes back to 2014, when an errant pitch by Fiers hit Stanton in the face. The pitch caused serious facial and dental damage and ended Stanton’s season.

Stanton was restrained by Tigers catcher Brian McCann after he was hit by Fiers Sunday, but said it was their history that really got him angry, not so much the pitch itself.

Mostly through the draft (per usual), Colbert has kept the Steelers alongside the Patriots as top AFC contenders. He has been relentless with the defensive rebuild and also has made the right deals to keep the offensive powerhouse intact.

The former Jets tight end was arrested Matt Carpenter Jersey again on Thursday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. It was not immediately clear if the new charges are related to last week’s arrest or if they come from a separate incident.

The new charges include two counts of forcible rape, two http://www.officialbaseballcardinalsstore.com/Matt_Carpenter_Jersey counts of forcible sodomy and one count of forcible oral copulation, as well as kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, residential burglary and indecent exposure.

MLB injury update: Red Sox, Braves place starting pitchers on DL

The Braves placed starting pitcher Julio Teheran on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday after he was forced to leave Monday’s start with a thumb injury having pitched just four innings.
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Talib is a sturdy shutdown type who seems to get better into his 30s. Peters can be burned for big plays, but he is fearless in trying to make them himself. It’s hard to find a better combination of players who complement each other’s games so well. They also combine to match the Phillips mentality of mixing consistent reward with worthy risks.

The key for Talib and Peters will be meshing their personalities, as well as accepting the fact that they will be considered co-No. 1 corners. Phillips has handled plenty of aggressive defenders with attitude; his track record is making them happy by putting them in positions that mutually benefit the team and the individual players.

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In Pittsburgh, pitchers Trevor Williams and Steven Brault just like ranking things and arguing about them. Probably the most prolific of the podcasters, they have recorded 16 shows in five months. Called IMHO because they spend each episode discussing the merits of each others’ rankings, Williams and Brault typically solicit the help of a teammate to help them rank and discuss things such as Nintendo 64 games, what their last meals would be, and romantic comedies.

He posted a 5.68 ERA in 10 appearances and a 1.82 WHIP with 14 hits and nine walks allowed in 12 2/3 innings.

The Rangers had to make a decision on Lincecum by Wednesday on whether to call him up or give him his release, since his 30-day rehab assignment in the minors ended Tuesday. They apparently decided on the latter.

Paying Brock Osweiler in 2016

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Had former GM Rick Smith taken Wilson there, he probably wouldn’t have made the even bigger mistake of giving Osweiler a four-year, $72 million with $37 million guaranteed in the 2016 offseason.

At that point, the Texans had become desperate for a franchise quarterback, and Osweiler was the hottest thing on the market. But the 2012 second-round pick lasted just one abysmal season in Houston, completing 59 percent of his passes and throwing more interceptions (16) than touchdown passes (15).

It’s small margins to start with, said Henrik Stenson, another victim of the late-day conditions. I mean, the greens aren’t running perfectly smooth in the first place. But then in the afternoon, when they get crusty and baked, it’s like glass around the hole.

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What he’s looking for: The list of players who make more than Jones now includes Jarvis Landry, Davante Adams, and Sammy Watkins. None of those players have topped 1,400 receiving yards in a season — something Jones has now done four years in a row. Adams hasn’t even cracked 1,000 yards in a season yet.

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The Falcons also have freedom to move on from Jones after getting through the first couple years of a front-loaded contract. It would cost the team just $2.4 million in dead money if he was released after the 2018 season, and he could be cleared from the books entirely after 2019.

Browns want players to earn their helmet stripes

In a move reminiscent of college football’s helmet stickers, the Cleveland Browns are enacting a protocol for earning the stripes on their helmets.

I truly believe if we can stay healthy and commit and follow our quarterback Tyrod [Taylor], and going into game one, I really believe this is a different look and different team, Browns running back Duke Johnson said on Sirius XM NFL Radio, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. I’ve been part of one win in the last two seasons. This is the time of year when everyone likes to say ‘we look better, we’re different’ but I can honestly say that it should be different.

The changes also include the elimination of the two-man wedge by the return team and other alignment issues, including a rule mandating that five players set up on either side of the ball to prevent overloads.

As explained on Thursday night, Hall of Fame weekend can be an expensive proposition, from travel expenses for the inductee and his entourage to lodging expenses for the inductee and his entourage to a party that can become lavish, and thus very pricey.

Regardless of the reason(s), Owens won’t be going, and he’s fully within his rights not to go. The fact that so many people are upset about it underscores the fact that the only opinion that matters is his.

Those reasons center on inequality in the treatment of minorities by law enforcement in the United States and the President said during a press gathering ahead of his trip to the G-7 meeting that players have seen a lot of abuse, they’ve seen a lot of unfairness during their lives. He also invited players to make known people they think have been treated unfairly and promised to look into those cases.

Timeline of Eagles, Donald Trump controversy

Ultimately, Trump announced he was pulling his invitation to the Eagles organization on Monday night, less than 24 hours before the scheduled 3 p.m. event.
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Now, the event will have nothing to do with the Eagles and will instead be a celebration of the American flag with Eagles fans and performances by United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus.

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The NFL’s anthem compromise was bad policy from the moment it was ratified. It was ambiguous and cowardly. It was decided upon without regard to stakeholders, from the NFLPA to stadium lease holders. It tossed lighter fluid on a fire that was about to die out on its own.

Worst of all, it was an attempt to reason with an unreasonable individual. Owners ratified the policy with the president’s penchant for rabble-rousing in mind. The NFL thought its new policy would prevent exactly what is currently happening.

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Cardinals sign Travell Dixon, waive Jonathan Owens

The Cardinals announced they signed safety Travell Dixon on Monday. They waived safety Jonathan Owens with an injury designation in a corresponding move.
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Owens injured his knee.

Rizzo’s homer gave him an RBI in eight straight games, lifted the Cubs to their seventh straight win over Milwaukee and 13th win in 17 games overall.

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Chatwood has issued 56 free passes in 58.1 innings this season and has walked at least five batters in eight of his 12 starts.

It’s not clear what Mack wants, but it’s safe to assume he’s looking for market value, even though he’s three years away from hitting the open market. Two years ago, Broncos linebacker Von Miller set a new bar without becoming a true free agent.

However it plays out, chances are that this one will get more acrimonious before it gets resolved. Unless the Raiders suddenly decide to pay Mack what he thinks he has earned during four full NFL seasons.

That doesn’t mean Mack will miss game checks. At $13.846 million, he’d lose more than $814,000 per week if a holdout stretches into the regular season. Still, http://www.raidersfootballofficialonline.com/Nike-David-Sharpe-Jersey.html the fact that he has taken David Sharpe Womens Jersey a stand throughout the offseason suggests that Mack has more up his sleeve as he tries to get more in his wallet.

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