The Stitches Are Showing

The Stitches Are Showing

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Now that it is over and Manny Machado and Bryce Harper have their money and their jobs, the beginning of baseball's real season -- the border war between owners and players -- can begin. Major League Baseball's CBA expires in 2021. There hasn't been a strike since Aug. 12, 1994, when Barry Bonds was in the second year of a record six-year, $43.75 million deal and when Harper was 21 months old. There are no active players who were playing in 1995, when owners unilaterally imposed a salary cap on the striking players and then opened spring camps with replacement players. Only a handful -- CC Sabathia, cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Fernando Rodney and Ichiro Suzuki, to name three -- were playing in 2002, when baseball last nearly shut…
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Jets’ new power couple of Gase and Maccagnan aims to reverse tiresome trend

Jets’ new power couple of Gase and Maccagnan aims to reverse tiresome trend

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Before Adam Gase and Mike Maccagnan were paired in January, the New York Jets' previous two coach-general manager marriages went something like this: Let's rewind to 2013. Rex Ryan, say hello to John Idzik, your new GM. He's a salary-cap guy, but we're putting him in charge of all football decisions. Relax, Rex, you'll get along great. His father was a former Jets assistant, just like yours. It's destiny! Outcome: The relationship turned toxic and both were fired two years later. Now, 2015. Mike, meet Todd Bowles. Todd, this is Mike. You're both getting four-year contracts and you'll be introduced tomorrow at a news conference. Oh, don't worry, you guys will hit it off. You have a lot in common because you're both from New Jersey! Outcome: The Jets went…
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Starting again, Dirk still pondering one more year

Starting again, Dirk still pondering one more year

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Dirk Nowitzki, who has received farewell tributes in arenas around the NBA this season, has never ruled out returning for a 22nd campaign with the Mavericks. While Nowitzki maintains that he won't make a final decision until this summer, holding off on retirement now seems more realistic than it has at any point this season. That's because he feels better physically than he has since he underwent ankle surgery last spring, and the Mavs' future appears bright thanks to rookie star Luka Doncic's emergence and the recent trade for Kristaps Porzingis.cheap nfl jerseys china nike "I'd love to be there for the young guys one more year, but I think it depends on how the body feels," Nowitzki said after producing 11 points, five rebounds and three assists in 22…
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Dolphins GM: Not tanking in ’19, despite rebuild

Dolphins GM: Not tanking in ’19, despite rebuild

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Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier wanted to clear the air Wednesday, saying to not expect any tanking from his team in 2019. Owner Stephen Ross raised some eyebrows during a Dec. 31 news conference, saying fired head coach Adam Gase "wanted to win and win now" and that the Dolphins were taking a different approach -- one that included a rebuild -- to escape mediocrity. "If it takes a year or so, two years, three years, we're going to be there," Ross said at the time. He clarified that a bit when Brian Flores was introduced as the team's new head coach, and Grier did again Wednesday with a more definite response.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "Everyone took Steve's words in the press conference out of context," Grier said.…
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Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Knicks who can help you win

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Knicks who can help you win

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The New York Knicks snapped a franchise-record 18-game home losing streak and won all four quarters for the first time this season in a rousing win over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Sunday afternoon. The win stopped the Knicks from dubiously tying the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks for the longest home losing streak in NBA history.nike nfl jerseys cheap china Several widely available fantasy assets contributed to New York's impressive showing in the Garden, with Damyean Dotson leading the way with a season-high 27 points, thanks to hitting a career-best eight 3-pointers. Dotson now has 47 points the past two games, thanks largely to sinking nearly 60 percent of his 3-point attempts. Afforded a starting gig and with unfettered freedom to create his shot for a retooling franchise, Dotson, who…
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Stephen Curry never lost sight of his Charlotte roots

Stephen Curry never lost sight of his Charlotte roots

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It was December 2007 in Anaheim, California, and Kerr -- then the general manager for the Phoenix Suns -- was scouting a tournament alongside close friend and then-Suns scout Bruce Fraser. In a game that featured future pros Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Darren Collison and Luc Mbah a Moute playing for UCLA, Kerr found himself locking in on the skinny shooter from the tiny school outside of Charlotte.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "It was magical to watch him," Kerr told ESPN recently. "The first time I saw him play, he was a sophomore, played in the Wooden Classic against UCLA. And he didn't shoot the ball that well, but he was -- his ballhandling, his feel, the way he played just jumped off the court. You could just feel his…
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Dolphins make Patriots assistant Brian Flores their next head coach

Dolphins make Patriots assistant Brian Flores their next head coach

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New England Patriots defensive playcaller Brian Flores will lead the Miami Dolphins into a new era as their head coach, the team announced Monday. Flores was signed to a five-year deal, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Of the eight new head coaches hired this winter in the NFL, Flores was the only one to receive five fully guaranteed years, according to the source. Other head coach deals were mainly four years and included a team option for a fifth.nfl cheap jerseys nike Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, in charge of his first coaching search, sought someone with similar beliefs of how to build a contender. While preparing for the Super Bowl, Flores also began to hire a Miami staff. The group is expected to include former Colts and Lions…
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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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Australia must adapt to play against Asian rivals ‘with everyone behind the ball’

Australia must adapt to play against Asian rivals ‘with everyone behind the ball’

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Australia must adapt to the defensive style of their Asian Cup opponents as they prepare for a Palestine side who could prove as troubling as Jordan were in their opener, Socceroos assistant coach Rene Meulensteen has said. Defending champions Australia suffered a surprising 1-0 loss to Jordan in their opening match in Al Ain on Sunday, dominating for long spells but unable to cancel out Anas Bani Yaseen's 26th minute header in the Group B clash at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "We can expect the same thing from Palestine," said the Dutchman. "It'll be a very defensive setup. This is a team that sets themselves up with everyone behind the ball. "We will have a lot of the ball and the most important thing for us…
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Ravens believe Lamar Jackson will return 10 times better next year

Ravens believe Lamar Jackson will return 10 times better next year

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"He’s devastated right now, and that’s what’s going to drive him in the offseason," safety Eric Weddle said. "And, he’ll come back 10 times better than he was this year." What Jackson has to focus on is problems that have plagued him throughout his rookie season as well as on Sunday: ball security (three fumbles Sunday, including one with 19 seconds remaining) and accuracy (48.2 percent against the Chargers). The Ravens are banking on Jackson ironing out these issues while getting a majority of the reps with the starters throughout spring workouts, training camp and the preseason. This past season, Jackson worked primarily with backups throughout the offseason and didn't get many reps in the first nine weeks of the regular season when Joe Flacco was the starter. In September…
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