20 most hated NFL players in 2017: The disrespected and the downright dirty

Before the Panthers had Luke Kuechly roaming the middle of their defense, Jon Beason was the defensive leader.

Beason went to three Pro Bowls with the Panthers, who selected him in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. After his third straight Pro Bowl season in 2010, a September Achilles injury cost Beason all but one game of the 2011 season.

Speaking Monday following the surprising firing of Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, Beason said Gettleman questioned whether the former linebacker was even injured.

Beason told Charlotte radio station WFNZ Gettleman said there was nothing wrong with his leg and he would play regardless. Despite Gettleman’s doubts, Beason did not play the rest of 2011.
Gettleman’s firing was celebrated by former Panthers DeAngelo Williams, Steve Smith and Josh Norman, who were all unceremoniously shown the door in Carolina by Gettleman. Beason said he was shocked by Gettleman’s firing, but does not hold any ill will.

At least Ingram impressed the Lakers onlookers, which included president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, GM Rob Pelinka, coach Luke Walton, associate head coach Brian Shaw, assistant Jesse Mermuys and players Larry Nance Jr. and Corey Brewer. The second-year forward went for 26 points on 9-for-17 Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys shooting, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

Lonzo’s family was also in attendance, of course, and his father, LaVar, was Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys in his typical form post-game.
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Patriots RB battle: Mike Gillislee perfect for lead; Dion Lewis still has a role

Determining how the Patriots will use their running backs under Bill Belichick is a guessing game from year to year. The 2017 season will be no different, but New England can’t hide from tipping its hand on Mike Gillislee.

The Pats got aggressive by spending good money to take Gillislee away from the AFC East-rival Bills as a restricted free agent in April. At the same time, LeGarrette Blount quickly faded from the team’s re-signing interest.

Blount scored 18 touchdowns off his 306 total touches with the Patriots last Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys season. Gillislee had nine scores in just 110 with the Bills. The common misconception was that Blount, at 6-0, 250 pounds, was the ultimate power back just because he’s big and bruising when he runs past defenders in the second level. But he averaged only 3.9 yards per carry, and other than his nose for the goal line, he stood out because of several long bursts.

Thoughts: The second round can be a different animal. Remember 2014, when Stanton and Jose Bautista hit the most home runs in the first round? Neither guy made it to the finals. In 2010, Corey Hart hit 13 in the opening round (four more than anyone else), then zero in the second. Both of these guys are in their first derby, so this one’s hard to pick. I’m going with the beard again.
Winner: Blackmon

Thoughts: Seriously, I’m just not picking Cheap NFL Jerseys against Stanton in his home park, in an event he was built for. Nope.
Winner: Mr. Stanton
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Cardinals ‘secret superstar’ Markus Golden aims sky-high in ’17

He’s been called a secret superstar. The moniker bestowed on Cardinals outside linebacker Markus Golden by Pro Football Focus isn’t something he ponders, but his mother, Rhonda, was sure impressed.

“I don’t know what to think about it,” Golden told Omnisport this week. “I usually don’t worry about stuff like that. I just stay focused on what I need to be focused on. My mom was pretty happy about it.

Thoughts: Sanchez’s inclusion was criticized by some (hi, Logan Morrison), but the Yankees catcher has 33 career major league home runs in only 108 games. That’s just silly power production. He absolutely belongs on the stage with the best home run hitters in the game. But he’s facing the defending champion in the event — a guy who thrived in the timed format — and is hitting in his home Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys ballpark. I was going to pick Stanton even before he drilled a pair of home runs Wednesday night at Busch, but this makes me feel a bit better about the choice.
Winner: Stanton

Thoughts: I was ready to put Bour — a guy in his home park, with massive power — at least through the first round if he was facing anyone other than Stanton or Judge. But Judge was always the likely opponent — they weren’t going to pit teammates against each other in the opening round, and Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China Bour’s ceiling was probably the No. 6 seed — and how can you pick against a guy like Judge in the opening round? indians_003

Home Run Derby 2017: Predicting the winners, round by round

Sitting in the visiting dugout at Busch Stadium before his Marlins took on the Cardinals, Don Mattingly smiled thinking about the upcoming Home Run Derby.

Two of his guys, defending Derby champ Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour, are in the field for the event that will take place at Marlins Park on July 10. “I’m actually looking forward to this one,” Mattingly said. “It ought to be fun. This is one I’m going to watch.”

Thoughts: From a purely aesthetic standpoint, we all should be rooting for Bellinger and his Griffey-level sweet swing to stick around as long as possible. But this almost feels like Blackmon’s stage, a chance for one of MLB’s best all-around players to show the country what he’s got. Besides, when in doubt, go with the beard.
Winner: Blackmon

Stanton will compete in the Home Run derby Monday night in Miami, where he will try to defend his crown in front of his home crowd.

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who leads MLB with 30 home runs, is largely considered the favorite to win the title, but Stanton should be motivated to prove his power is still unrivaled.

The Marlins (41-46) have won five of their last six Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal games. Though they are still well outside the second wild-card spot, brighter times appear to be just around the corner.

Miami’s outfield tandem of Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna Cheap Authentic Jerseys can stack up against almost any trio in MLB. A few more quality starting pitchers could see this team rise into postseason contention sooner than later.indians_007

The best and worst moves of the NBA offseason so far

NBA offseasons are often filled with rumor, speculation and a bevy of massive contracts.

While all of those boxes have been checked again this year, there have been a few more surprises than normal. A number of big-name players will be suiting up in different uniforms next season, as teams continue to build their rosters in an attempt to catch the Warriors and Cavaliers.

Here are the three best, and worst, moves so far during this NBA offseason:

“Sacks come in bunches,” Golden said. “You’ve just got to take advantage of it.”

Despite finishing tied with Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter for second in the NFC in sacks, Golden was not selected for the Pro Bowl. While he strives to “get the respect” he thinks he deserves, Golden understands the snub.

“That’s motivation,” he said. “It was disappointing, but I know how it works. Usually when you ball out, you don’t go your first time, you’ve got to do it again.”

While Golden aims for a Pro Bowl selection, he would rather have to skip the game to play in the Super Bowl. The Cardinals nearly got there in 2015, reaching the Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFC championship game after a 13-3 regular season. Injuries, especially on offense, led the Cardinals to slip to 7-8-1 last year and miss the postseason.

Jeffrey Felix, a former correctional officer who worked Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys at the Nevada prison where Simpson is being held, told USA Today Sports one of his colleagues had prepared to cite Simpson for eating a cookie that another inmate had taken from the kitchen. indians_006

The Packers and Eagles open the preseason schedule against each other on Aug. 10.

The 4 p.m. EST deadline for franchise players to agree to a long-term deal with their teams has come and gone, and Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers only have one way to proceed.
The running back will play under the exclusive franchise tag in Pittsburgh for $12.1 million, the team announced Monday.

Unfortunately, we were unable to agree to terms Buy Cheap Jerseys Online on a long-term contract with Le’Veon Bell prior to today’s deadline, general manager Kevin Colbert said. “Le’Veon is scheduled to play this year under the exclusive franchise tag designation. We will resume our efforts to address his contract situation following the 2017 season.”

The $12.1 million Bell is scheduled to earn in 2017 is roughly $4 million more than what LeSean McCoy earns in a year. McCoy is currently the highest-paid tailback in the league after he secured a Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike five-year, $40 million deal.

“I’m 42 years old and been away from the game for six, seven years, so for you to think that you’re coming to see a game for Allen Iverson being ‘The Answer’ for real, for real, it’s not going to happen,” he said.

Cap’n Jack, K-Mart, The Glove and The Glide should be just as real and accept where the Big3 players are in their basketball careers.

Unless this is all part of getting the Big3 on the summer sports radar for more than a minute. If that’s the case, then you might as well keep shooting your shots, fellas.indians_002

it sure looks like the Yankee Way.

In recent comments, former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said the the franchise’s lack of success played a part in his surprise retirement last year at age 30.
“I didn’t see the chance for them to win a Super Bowl at the time, and for the work I was putting in, it wasn’t worth my time to keep on beating my head against the wall and not going anywhere,” Johnson told reporters in Italy.

Those comments came shortly after an Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys ESPN report saying Johnson was forced to repay $1 million of his remaining protracted signing bonus upon his retirement. As one could surmise, Johnson and the team may not be on the best terms. Team president Rod Wood is trying to change that by extending an invite to Johsnon to attend training camp later this month.

“Hopefully he shows up,” Wood told WJR-760 AM in Detroit. “We Buy Cheap Jerseys want him in the tent, not outside the tent.”

When Johnson retired in March of last year, he did not hold a news conference and did not talk to anyone in the media until June 2016. He is still the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (731), receiving yards (11,619) and receiving touchdowns (83).

Overall, it’s a bad look. If the Yankees want to embrace this youth movement fully — and engage a new generation of fans to not only love the team, but the sport — then maybe someone needs to hand out muzzles in the front office.

It’s just bitter. It’s ignorant. It’s ridiculous.

And in 2017, it sure looks like the Yankee Way.
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