Why Ben Roethlisberger’s absence isn’t an issue (yet)

Why Ben Roethlisberger’s absence isn’t an issue (yet)

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OTAs are voluntary, but the point was made: Brady's elite status affords him credibility. Since then, Roethlisberger has missed a handful of OTAs in Pittsburgh. While Brady's relationship with the Patriots is perceived as shaky, Roethlisberger's situation is different and shouldn't be alarming unless he unexpectedly extends the absence into minicamp. Roethlisberger has missed a handful of workouts each of the past few seasons. He is leaving the basic installation to the young quarterbacks and would be at OTAs if the team made it clear it wanted or needed him there, according to a source.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap In other words, Big Ben is not making any grand statement by missing workouts. He's just missing them. Roethlisberger, who made headlines last month by questioning the Steelers' third-round selection of…
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Signs point to big workload for Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey

Signs point to big workload for Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey

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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has had a busy offseason between helping save the life of a 72-year-old hiker who fell off a cliff in Colorado, hosting his first football camp for kids and learning a different system from new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Coach Ron Rivera expects the eighth overall pick of the 2017 draft to have a busy season as well.customized nfl jerseys cheap Rivera said Monday that he sees no reason the former Stanford star can't reach 200 carries after getting only 117 as a rookie. "Everybody forgets when he was in college he ran between the tackles more than anybody and he touched the ball more than anybody," Rivera said. "So I don't see why not." McCaffrey had 337 carries for 2,019 yards in 14…
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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale would be wanted by every Man United fan – Paul Scholes

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale would be wanted by every Man United fan – Paul Scholes

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Paul Scholes would love to see Gareth Bale at Manchester United shirt next season but feels a potential transfer is unrealistic. Bale ended a frustrating season at Real Madrid on a high with the match-winning goals in Saturday's 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool. The Wales forward, whose double after he came on as a substitute included an overhead kick, hinted after the game that he may be willing to leave Madrid as he needs to be starting games regularly.nike nfl jerseys for cheap United great Scholes believes every fan at Old Trafford would be excited by the prospect of Bale's arrival, although he concedes a deal is unlikely. "Can I see it happening? No, not really," said Scholes, speaking at an official UEFA Champions League Final viewing party…
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Celtics’ Marcus Smart says ‘my heart’s here’ in Boston

Celtics’ Marcus Smart says ‘my heart’s here’ in Boston

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Celtics guard Marcus Smart said Monday that his heart is in Boston and that he believes the team is planning for his return next season, even as he prepares for the uncertainty of restricted free agency this summer. Only hours after Boston's Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, Smart went through exit interviews and said team brass talked as if he would be back next season.official nfl jerseys cheap "I'm here. They're already planning for me to be here," Smart said. "Those guys, I tip my hat to those guys. You don't see a lot of organizations that's as clear about their players as the way this organization does it." Smart admitted he must still ponder his options this summer. "I got a lot…
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Rays reliever Austin Pruitt first in more than 15 years to record 5-inning save

Rays reliever Austin Pruitt first in more than 15 years to record 5-inning save

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Tampa Bay Rays reliever Austin Pruitt made history on Sunday, as he became the first pitcher in more than 15 years to record a five-inning save in the regular season. Pruitt accomplished the feat in the Rays' 8-3 win over the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.nfl authentic jerseys cheap "I had one [save] last year that was three innings, but 5? innings, that's lengthy," said Pruitt, who also started eight games last season for Tampa Bay. With Rays manager Kevin Cash getting creative with his use of the team's pitching staff, Pruitt, the team's third pitcher of the day, threw the most innings. Sergio Romo, a career reliever, lasted just one-third of an inning in his fourth start, all of which have come in the past eight days. Romo was…
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After ‘DWTS,’ Josh Norman says OTA work ‘is like picking daisies’

After ‘DWTS,’ Josh Norman says OTA work ‘is like picking daisies’

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The more Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman danced, the more his perspective on football changed. He no longer views training camp the same way after performing on "Dancing with the Stars," which required some long days and a coast-to-coast commute. It was a different offseason and an eye-opening one for Norman, who finished second in the competition.nike nfl jerseys for cheap “Nothing I can say is harder than what I did,” Norman said. “You look at training camp as that; I don’t feel that is going to be harder than what I just went through.” And going through football drills in an OTA setting “is a cakewalk. This is like picking daisies.” The preparation for "Dancing with the Stars" involved 12-hour workdays. Once a week he’d fly in from Virginia,…
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Mitchell Trubisky draws on offseason experience to master offense

Mitchell Trubisky draws on offseason experience to master offense

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In a sign of progress, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky no longer watches film of the Kansas City Chiefs in order to comprehend the offensive scheme head coach Matt Nagy brought with him to Chicago. “Mitch is building his own library right now within the offense,” Nagy said on Wednesday. The Bears – and by extension, Trubisky – are a work in progress offensively, primarily because for the majority of the team, Nagy’s system is a drastic departure from what they ran in the woebegone John Fox era.nfl jerseys cheap nike Trubisky, who started the final 12 games last year as a rookie (2,193 passing yards, seven touchdowns, seven interceptions), quarterbacked an offense that finished dead last in passing, 30th in total offense and 29th in points. “[Mitch needs] experience…
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George McPhee’s strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

George McPhee’s strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

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The veteran general manager has ridden his savvy all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, a stirring run by the first-year franchise and the first major sports team in Las Vegas. While the expansion draft gets most of the attention in attempts to explain the unusual success, the moves made by McPhee in late February, when the trade deadline came along, have proven just as important. ''I wanted to wait as long as we could to determine what we had as a team,'' McPhee recalled. ''At the trade deadline we felt it was a very good team. But it was getting thin, we were getting banged up, guys out of the lineup, we had other guys playing hurt. nike official nfl jerseys We wanted to do the very best…
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AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

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The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been completed. Sportsnet first reported the two sides were close to an agreement.customizable nfl jerseys Kane, who turns 27 in August, was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. Under the terms of that trade, the Sabres will now get a first-round pick in 2019 instead of a second-rounder because Kane signed with San Jose. The selection is lottery-protected, so it could be moved to 2020. Kane's status was one of the…
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Tottenham deny Kenya request for Wanyama

Tottenham deny Kenya request for Wanyama

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama will not be part of the Kenya team when they play two international friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea, as his club feels he needs to rest. Wanyama had been expected to join the national team ahead of the first friendly on Friday against Swaziland, and the second on May 28th at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. "Tottenham has written to us making it clear that Wanyama needs rest so that he recovers fully from the injury [he picked up] while featuring for the club," Barry Otieno, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) head of communications, told KweséESPN.custom nfl jerseys cheap Wanyama missed nearly five months of the Premier League season, after picking up a serious knee injury in August last year, and made a return…
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