Former Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba dies at 66

Former Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba dies at 66

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Former Atlanta Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba, an All-Star selection in 1978, has died at the age of 66, the team announced Wednesday. No cause of death has been announced. Pocoroba joined the Braves in 1975 and played all 10 of his major league seasons with the team, hitting 21 home runs with 172 RBIs and a .257 batting average in his career.nike cheap nfl jerseys His best season came in 1977, when he batted .290 with eight homers and 44 RBIs in 113 games. He was picked as a reserve for the All-Star Game the following year, getting into the game in the final inning of the NL's 7-3 victory, catching teammate Phil Niekro for the final out. In addition to handling the pitching staff, Pocoroba was successful at nabbing…
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Sources: Jets signing QB Joe Flacco to one-year deal

Sources: Jets signing QB Joe Flacco to one-year deal

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The New York Jets filled their need for an experienced backup quarterback, agreeing to terms with former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco on a one-year contract, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Flacco, who was released by the Denver Broncos in March after one season, will receive $1.5 million in base pay, plus the chance to make another $3 million with incentives. The question with Flacco, 35, is his health. The former longtime Baltimore Ravens starter underwent neck surgery in early April to repair a herniated disk and won't be cleared for contact until late August or early September, a source said. He likely will participate in training camp on a limited basis, meaning no contact.cheap nike nfl jersey The Jets had been exploring the backup quarterback market for several weeks.…
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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes touches on perseverance in speech to Texas Tech graduates

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes touches on perseverance in speech to Texas Tech graduates

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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes advised graduating Texas Tech students to "go out and win your Super Bowl'' at the university's virtual commencement ceremony Saturday.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap "I know this isn't the graduation ceremony that you and your families had envisioned, but that doesn't change the outcome or all the hard work, long hours and sacrifices that you made to achieve this milestone,'' Mahomes said in his remarks, which lasted less than two minutes. "I know this is sure not how you imagined spending your last days as a student. "But the world is in a different place today than it was just a few weeks ago. And as Red Raiders, we're built to persevere in difficult times. We've all had to take a moment and learn to adjust…
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From the archives: Kevin Durant savors getting the better of LeBron James

From the archives: Kevin Durant savors getting the better of LeBron James

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This 2017 Golden State Warriors championship was as much a tribute to LeBron James as it was a triumph over him. The fact that the Warriors needed to add Kevin Durant to the core of a team that won 73 regular-season games and pushed James to the brink of elimination in the 2016 NBA Finals was just as relevant as the compulsion Durant felt to join this team in order to get a ring. It's not as simple as "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." When Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 3-1 lead of their own to the Warriors in the 2016 Western Conference finals, Durant had still won two more games against Stephen Curry than he did against James the first time they squared off…
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Former Celtics, Canisius guard John McCarthy dies at 86

Former Celtics, Canisius guard John McCarthy dies at 86

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John McCarthy, who won an NBA title with the 1964 Boston Celtics and helped Canisius to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances in the 1950s, has died. He was 86. Canisius announced that McCarthy died Saturday of natural causes in the Buffalo suburbs, where he grew up and lived most of his life. McCarthy spent six seasons in the NBA, playing guard from 1956 to 1964. He closed his career by playing 28 games with the Red Auerbach-coached Celtics, who were in the midst of winning eight consecutive titles.nfl jerseys cheap authentic In 1960, while with the St. Louis Hawks, McCarthy scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds and 11 assists to become the NBA's first player to post a triple-double in his first career playoff game. Only three other…
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Texans’ Ross Blacklock among bumper crop of Houston-area talent

Texans’ Ross Blacklock among bumper crop of Houston-area talent

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New Houston Texans defensive tackle Ross Blacklock grew up with a basketball in his hand. His father, Jimmy, played at the University of Texas before performing with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1974 to 1987. Jimmy coached the team for more than 10 years as well.cheap nfl nike jersey Even though Blacklock first dunked a basketball when he was 13 years old, he couldn’t resist the call to football. He joked that “basketball was just too soft” for him, and said he used to always foul out when he was playing in AAU games. “I’d come off football season and go straight to basketball,” Blacklock said at the NFL combine. “Sometimes I’d be too aggressive, and I was like, 'Dang, this is just too soft for me sometimes.' But it’s a…
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How the Broncos have addressed their needs at cornerback

How the Broncos have addressed their needs at cornerback

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Four consecutive playoff misses, three consecutive losing seasons and a decided lack of touchdowns will do that to a team. But following free agency and the NFL draft it sounds like at least part of the Broncos' plan at cornerback remains the same. Last season, a big part of the plan rested on Bryce Callahan's surgically repaired foot, and a big part of the plan for whatever becomes of the 2020 season will still rest on Callahan's surgically repaired foot.new nike nfl jerseys cheap Callahan was signed to a three-year, $21 million deal last year to be a starter. He has a built-in knowledge of Vic Fangio's defense given Callahan's four years with the Bears while Fangio was the team's defensive coordinator. But Callahan limped off the field during a…
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Why Jets’ Sam Darnold must be catalyst for revamped offense

Why Jets’ Sam Darnold must be catalyst for revamped offense

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In 2018, Sam Darnold was the wide-eyed rookie who teased with occasional Aaron Rodgers moments. A year ago, he overcame mononucleosis and the New England "ghosts" to finish the season on the rise. What's next for Darnold, the New York Jets' great green hope? It's simple: In Year 3, he must be the player who galvanizes the offense -- a daunting challenge for someone who will celebrate his 23rd birthday next month.nfl jerseys cheap nike Without a normal offseason, with no chance to build chemistry with his receivers and establish trust with his offensive line, it's on Darnold to bring the pieces together. He gets the responsibility because he's the quarterback, because he's one of the few players with experience in Adam Gase's system and because he's The Franchise. Players…
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Man United’s McTominay rejected loan move to fight for place at club

Man United’s McTominay rejected loan move to fight for place at club

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has said that he rejected a loan move to fight for his place at the club shortly after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival. The midfielder has become integral to Solskjaer's rebuild at Old Trafford, but he has said he was faced with a dilemma over his future while trying to establish himself in the team. "About a year and half ago there was a time where [a loan move] might have been a possibility and then somebody leaves or something like that, and then your opportunity comes and you have to take it," McTominay told The Manchester United Podcast.cheap nfl jerseys china nike "You hear loads of stories about boys going on loan and different things like that and I always had it in my…
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Kobe Bryant memorabilia offered for auction includes game-worn sneakers, title ring

Kobe Bryant memorabilia offered for auction includes game-worn sneakers, title ring

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Three months after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, nearly 100 items of Bryant memorabilia -- including game-worn sneakers from the NBA Finals and a championship ring originally belonging to his mother, Pam Bryant -- are being auctioned off. "We believe it is the largest collection ever in one place of Kobe Bryant memorabilia," Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions told ESPN on Thursday. The online auction, which ends May 16, features 86 items including sneakers, warm-ups, jerseys and a 14-karat gold ring with eight diamonds engraved with Bryant's name to represent Team USA's 8-0 record in the 2012 Olympics en route to the gold medal. "There's something for everyone," Goldin said. "We expect the price points in here to go from as low as $500 to potentially over $100,000."official nfl…
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