Kyrie Irving says call to LeBron James was needed ‘to move forward’

Kyrie Irving says call to LeBron James was needed ‘to move forward’

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Kyrie Irving said his phone call to LeBron James earlier this year to apologize was necessary in part because he "didn't address the situation" while the two of them were teammates in Cleveland. "Well, I think that, you know, it takes a very, very strong individual to replay a lot of the experiences that you've had," Irving told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "A lot of anger that you've had built up, where you didn't address the situation and you allowed it to fester. And then it was just combustion. "But for me, it's just ... apologizing, yeah, that was a step for me, just to move forward in my life." When asked about his phone call at All-Star Weekend's media day Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina, Irving had far less to…
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A quarterback buyer’s market? Why this NFL offseason is rare

A quarterback buyer’s market? Why this NFL offseason is rare

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This year, for the first time in recent memory, the NFL's quarterback supply seems to be outpacing demand. An informal survey of agents and team executives around the league found the list of teams looking for a starting quarterback to be a surprisingly short one, replete with caveats. It includes the Miami Dolphins, assuming they're moving on from Ryan Tannehill. It includes the Jacksonville Jaguars,cheap nfl nike jerseys from china assuming they're moving on from Blake Bortles. It includes Washington, assuming Alex Smith's injury is going to keep him out for most or all of the 2019 season. It might possibly include the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals, if those teams decide they want to move on from their current starters, though no one's entirely sure that will be…
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How it has gone wrong with Antonio Brown and the Steelers

How it has gone wrong with Antonio Brown and the Steelers

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A tardy Antonio Brown slipped into another Pittsburgh Steelers team meeting through the backdoor. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin revealed to his team what most already knew in regard to his prolific star receiver. "[Tomlin] essentially told the group, we'll tolerate it now because of what he brings on the field, but the minute production stops, you don't overlook it," said one ex-Steeler who played with Brown for three seasons, recalling a story that multiple players confirmed.nike nfl jerseys cheap china That philosophy proved easier said than done. Brown's production -- 100-plus catches and 1,200-plus receiving yards in six consecutive seasons -- hasn't stopped, but the team reached a boiling point. Brown drew the ire of the organization in Week 17 when he skipped Saturday's game preparation, prompting Tomlin to bench…
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How Brian Hoyer helped the Patriots prepare for Patrick Mahomes

How Brian Hoyer helped the Patriots prepare for Patrick Mahomes

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Following the final practice of the week for the Patriots, cornerback Stephon Gilmore tipped his helmet in the direction of backup quarterback Brian Hoyer. Gilmore was impressed with how Hoyer played the role of dynamic Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to give the defense a realistic look at what New England will face in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. “He always does a great job and makes it hard on us,” Gilmore said of Hoyer. “He’s been a starter in this league, so he can make all the throws.”nike jerseys nfl cheap It is one of the most significant contributions the 33-year-old Hoyer has made to the Patriots this season, and it’s a role he calls fun. Because he doesn’t play much in games, if at all, that’s his time to let…
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NFL draft: Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins raise value of Cardinals’ No. 1 pick

NFL draft: Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins raise value of Cardinals’ No. 1 pick

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The Arizona Cardinals need to send fruit baskets to Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. Thanks to them, the Cardinals' No. 1 pick in April's NFL draft just got a lot more valuable. Murray, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner out of Oklahoma who announced he was entering the draft with a tweet on Monday, and Haskins (Ohio State) highlighted the list of underclassmen who declared themselves eligible for the draft, which was finalized after Monday's deadline.nfl nike jerseys for cheap Both are considered top quarterback prospects in this year's class. ESPN NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. believes Haskins is talented enough to go No. 1 while ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter said "a lot of people believe [Murray will] wind up going in the first round." A month ago, when…
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Darrell Bevell makes sense for Lions in Matt Patricia’s vision

Darrell Bevell makes sense for Lions in Matt Patricia’s vision

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Throughout the past season, it always seemed like Matt Patricia wanted a ball-control offense for his Detroit Lions. Rarely did the Lions play with a ton of tempo. He often made it clear that he believed running the ball effectively was the best way to the postseason and beyond.china nike nfl jerseys cheap In an era of high-octane passing in the NFL, Detroit wants to work with the run and with balance. The Lions were able to hire the man who coordinated one of the better rushing attacks of the past decade in the NFL to do it. Darrell Bevell isn’t a wow-factor name. He isn't a young, on-the-rise coach from the Sean McVay or Andy Reid lineages. That might not excite a lot of fans. But that’s OK. Bevell…
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For Unai Emery and Arsenal, the honeymoon is most definitely over

For Unai Emery and Arsenal, the honeymoon is most definitely over

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Funny how we are not hearing that chant too much these days. It was ringing round the Emirates in the early weeks of the season. But after the extra energy and fight in those days, a different kind of reality is crowding in. It's too early to say that the new regime of manager Unai Emery has run out of steam. But since that 22-game unbeaten run, Arsenal have lost four of their past eight matches in all competitions. Recent defensive displays, dare we say it, have been reminiscent of the kind of performances that brought so much scorn for Arsene Wenger. The 5-1 defeat at Liverpool was an especially painful reminder of how far Emery's team are behind the title contenders.china nike nfl jerseys cheap To be fair, injuries…
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Don’t worry about Phil Foden: He will be Man City’s first academy star to shine under Pep Guardiola

Don’t worry about Phil Foden: He will be Man City’s first academy star to shine under Pep Guardiola

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It was in May 2017 that Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak predicted a bright future for the exciting trio of youngsters coming through the club's highly impressive Academy. Winger Jadon Sancho, forward Brahim Diaz and midfielder Phil Foden were to be the first of the homegrown products to make the grade under Pep Guardiola in a replication of the steady stream of talent (Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Thiago, Gerard Pique) that progressed to stardom during Barcelona's best years under the Catalan coach.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "These are players that if you ask Pep today, he will tell you they can and will be first-team players at Manchester City," Al-Mubarak said, predicting them to make the step up that summer on the preseason tour to the United States. A little less…
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Orioles avoid arbitration with three

Orioles avoid arbitration with three

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The Baltimore Orioles have avoided arbitration with three players, agreeing to one-year contracts with right-handers Dylan Bundy and Mychal Givens, and infielder Jonathan Villar.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Bundy, Baltimore's first-round pick in the 2011 amateur draft, settled for $2.8 million on Friday. He made $1.64 million last year, when he went 8-16 with a 5.45 ERA and allowed a major league-leading 41 home runs. His 16 losses were tied for the most in the majors. Givens will earn $2,150,000 next season, a raise from $566,500. He was 0-7 with a 3.99 ERA in 69 relief appearances. Villar gets $4,825,000 after earning $2,550,000 last season, which he split between Milwaukee and Baltimore. He hit .260 with 14 homers and 46 RBI overall.china nike nfl jerseys cheap
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Passan: Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

Passan: Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

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With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million salary they were offering and not the $10.5 million he requested, the Red Sox fashioned a novel approach in the typically staid, lawyerly arbitration room: They played a video talking about how good Kris Bryant was. The purpose, multiple sources in the room told ESPN, was not simply to lavish praise on the Chicago Cubs' third baseman but to make their case: As great as Mookie Betts may be, he isn't Kris Bryant. And in the world of arbitration -- an opaque, wonky process that determines salaries…
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