Adam Engel robs Brian McCann of a sure home run with an impressive catch at the fence

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But that doesn’t really matter now seeing as Rally Cat has returned, to be shrouded in roses and celebrated in the annals of Cardinals history. Or, at the very least, to be adopted to a loving home.

The St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach organization that found Rally Cat in downtown St. Louis says that they are sure it’s the same cat because of the markings on his back and legs.

While it’s probable that in a week or two all the Cardinals fans will forget about the excitement caused by a rally cat and a comeback grand slam, at least the cute kitty is back home and can bring more luck to St. Louis through the remainder of the season.

Bartman endured unbelievable abuse as a result of his mistake. He routinely received death threats, and was the subject of the 2011 ESPN 30-for-30 documentary Catching Hell, which examined his role in the Cubs series and its aftermath.

The 2016 World Series win served as catharsis for Cubs fans and finally absolved Bartman from years of abuse. Normally reclusive, he issued a statement through WGN about being given a ring:

Although I do not consider myself worthy of such an honor, I am deeply moved and sincerely grateful to receive an official Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Championship ring. I am fully aware of the historical significance and appreciate the symbolism the ring represents on multiple levels. My family and I will cherish it for generations. Most meaningful is the genuine outreach from the Ricketts family, on behalf of the Cubs organization and fans, signifying to me that I am welcomed back into the Cubs family and have their support going forward. I am relieved and hopeful that the saga of the 2003 foul ball incident surrounding my family and me is finally over.

They traded Adam Eaton roughly at the peak of his value.

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Both teams are looking bold and clever after the White Sox traded Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees for four prospects, including their 2016 first-round pick, Blake Rutherford. The Yankees got relievers (more of them). The White Sox got prospects (more of them). Which means we’ll need to GRADE THE TRADE. So I’ve set a reminder for 2021 to come back and do just that. Check back then, and we’ll let you know how the Yankees did in the postseason, and how the prospects developed for the …

They traded Adam Eaton roughly at the peak of his value. His low-cost contract, gaudy WAR, and the leverage held by the White Sox forced the Nationals to give up a couple of their best prospects. The White Sox timed it perfectly.
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They traded Jose Quintana a few months after the peak of his value. But, somehow, emerging from the murky offseason waters made teams a little more desperate, a little more aware of their acute needs, and that made teams bid even harder? The White Sox timed it perfectly, even after it looked like they screwed up the timing.

They traded Todd Frazier long after the peak of his value, and I’m not sure how much value David Robertson really had with his big contract, but they turned a minor deal for Tommy Kahnle back in 2015 into another prospect windfall, escaping from some of Robertson’s contract and getting value for Frazier after all. They didn’t wait for Kahnle to remember that he wasn’t supposed to throw strikes, and they didn’t do the classic rebuilding mistake of holding on to their best relievers to protect leads they weren’t going to have. They timed it perfectly.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman: Coyotes ‘cannot and will not remain in Glendale’

In his strongest push yet to preserve the future of the Coyotes in Arizona, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman penned a sternly worded letter to state lawmakers Tuesday lobbying for a bill that would help secure a new arena for the franchise.

The Atlantic’s top two teams also bolstered their depth Monday in preparing for a grind-it-out final month of the regular season.

In first place, but barely, the Canadiens added defenseman Jordie Benn in a swap of blue-liners with the Stars, who received Greg Pateryn and a 2017 fourth-round pick.
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Hot on their tail, the Senators acquired veteran agitator Alexandre Burrows from the Canucks in exchange for 19-year-old forward prospect Jonathan Dahlen.

Benn, 29, is in the first season of a three-year, $3.3 million contract and should help to alleviate penalty-killing duties that burdened Shea Weber and Co. But he’s also on a career-high points pace with 15 in 58 games.

Like Boyle, Burrows, 35, was shopped as a UFA this summer and comes battle-tested, having been a key component to Vancouver’s deep playoff runs in his 12-year career. Burrows reportedly agreed to a two-year extension worth $5 million as part of the trade.

None figure to tilt the race in any one team’s favor single-handedly, but when the standings are this close, any little bit helps.

Game Youth Andrej Sustr Jersey Montreal and Ottawa were separated by two points at the time of their trades. Boston, suddenly in third thanks to a 6-1 run since firing Claude Julien, has stood pat thus far but always seems to have several kettles percolating on the hot stove. And Florida is alive as well, eight points behind the Canadiens with a game in hand.

Eagles’ Carson Wentz struggled with ‘tough’ Jordan Matthews trade

The trade involving Jordan Matthews hit his teammates hard, especially Carson Wentz.

The Eagles quarterback acknowledged the difficulty in not only losing a pivotal wide receiver, but also losing his close friend. Nonetheless, he trusts the franchise’s decisions and knows the team will push forward.

“It’s tough,” Carson Wentz said Saturday, via Philly.com. “It’s one of those things where there’s the personal side to things and the football side to things. The football side of things, you just got to trust what they’re doing upstairs. Ultimately, they’re the ones that make those decisions. And what they think is best for the team, I’m going to be in support of 100 percent.

Getting Cam Newton and Russell Wilson in consecutive games to open is rough on that rebuilding defense. The Niners will need that home win badly against Los Angeles to save some face.

This where San Francisco needs to make hay away from the Bay to try to boost that record a bit to stop resembling 2016. The good news is their road games here are against fellow non-playoff teams. The bad news is that lone home date against Dallas can’t get more brutal.

This month is critical for San Francisco to build some momentum for 2018. Every game except that long trip to Houston is very winnable. This is where Shanahan and Lynch’s young corps need to play hard and come through with a few strong overall performances.

That’s a modest projection that the Niners will mine more than twice as many wins as they had last season. As Shanahan needs to wait a little for Lynch to gather some solid all-around talent, that will be a better accomplishment than you think.dolphins_040

Eagles schedule 2017: Philadelphia’s midseason stretch key to unseating Cowboys

Things won’t be quite as easy out of the gate for Carson Wentz in his second NFL season.
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Mens Luc Mbah a Moute Jersey The Eagles quarterback shot out of a cannon to lead Philadelphia to wins over the hapless Browns and Bears last season. The rookie was impressive in a 34-3 win over the Steelers in Week 3 before falling back to Earth as the Eagles finished 7-9. Two of the Eagles’ first two games last season were at home, but they’ve got two straight road games to begin the 2017 season and face two NFC East opponents within the first three weeks. The Eagles did not get a division opponent until Week 5 last season.

If the Eagles are going to unseat the Cowboys atop the NFC East, a five-week midseason stretch will be key. The Eagles have three straight home games from weeks 7 to 9 before heading to Dallas following their bye.

The Raiders have a pretty good warmup here before the nitty-gritty of their schedule. They should be favored to take down three non-playoff teams, including a chance to showcase themselves early on SNF in Washington. The potential 3-0 start will help for later.

That SNF matchup in Miami will set the tone for the Raiders’ second half. With what’s coming after, it’s almost a must-win for Oakland if it is to have designs of winning the division. At least the game against defending Super Bowl champion New England is after the bye.

It’s hard to shake the freefall of RGIII in Washington, but other starting QBs, including John Beck and Danny Wuerffel, have been a lot more woeful. None, however, was worse than this RG. Gugliemi, the No. 4 overall pick in 1955, went 4-13-3 in four seasons with the Redskins. As you can imagine, the numbers with it look terrible in any era: 77.4 yards per game, 47.3 completion percentage, 17 touchdowns to 40 interceptions, formulating a 43.5 rating.

Eric Thames reflects on Korea, predicts which KBO players could reach MLB next

Eric Thames misses Korea. And why not?

The Brewers’ slugger spent three years in the Korean Baseball Organization, won the league MVP in 2015, and made the playoffs every season. He misses the region so much that he plans to visit during the offseason.

On the other hand, he’s finally fulfilling the big-league dreams that seemed out of reach before he went to Korea, contributing to a Brewers team battling for a playoff spot. Entering play Wednesday, Thames has hit .244/.362/.517 with 25 home runs, proving to be a bargain for his three-year, $16 million contract.

But while Thames has enjoyed his success in MLB, his mind frequently returns to his adoptive land. He still cherishes Korean culture, especially the food, which means he’s mostly out of luck in Milwaukee.
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Elite Womens Gary Sanchez Jersey Analysis (Rivera): This one won’t move the needle that much, but sticking to GM Brian Cashman’s profile of the Yankees being careful buyers this trade deadline, this is a decent move. While the Yankees need bullpen help — and Webb was a relatively fresh arm — he wasn’t going to make the ‘pen that much better, and his role with a Brewers bullpen that’s suspect outside of closer Corey Knebel is to be seen.

Cooper is an intriguing prospect, to a point. While the 26-year-old hasn’t gotten a shot at the majors yet, he’s got a .305 career minor league average. He’s hitting .366 this year — only thing is, he’s doing it in the hitter’s paradise that is the Pacific Coast League, and furthermore, with Colorado Springs this year.

Johnson was pretty clear in his criticism of the Detroit Lions.

The interview with Italian media started off innocently enough. Johnson reiterated that he was retired and would stay that way. I’m not coming back to play, it’s too much of a toll on my body, Johnson said.

But then the interview started to take a turn. Johnson started to intimate that part of the reason he wasn’t going to return was because he would have to play for the Lions. At first, it was subtle. If I was to keep playing, I would have to play in Detroit, and that just wasn’t for me anymore.
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Jalen Richard Womens Jersey But then when he was asked if he every thought of changing teams, Johnson was pretty clear in his criticism of the Detroit Lions. I thought about it, Johnson said. I was stuck in my contract in Detroit, and they told me they would not release my contract so I would have to come back to them.

It’s been yet another chaotic offseason, but at the end of the day, Washington still has football games to play. As far as 2017 goes, it wouldn’t be surprising if this team makes a playoff push — they’re only two years removed from a division title and have some quality playmakers.

But in a division that keeps getting better and more competitive, Washington cannot afford any backslides. The Dallas Cowboys found their own franchise QB in Dak Prescott, the New York Giants made a quick turnaround, and the Philadelphia Eagles could be back in the mix if Carson Wentz is the real deal. Washington doesn’t have the easy path it did in 2015, when 9-7 was enough to win the NFC East. The stakes are much higher this time.

If you could attend 1 NFL game in 2017, which one would you pick?

The NFL season is closer than ever. Training camp started for most teams this week, with the rest to follow in the coming days. That got us thinking — if you could attend only one regular-season game this year, which would it be?

However, no matter his performance, his time with the Bills is almost certainly coming to a close in 2017. The team had little choice but to decline the option that would have paid a player with 430 receiving yards last season a base salary more than $6 million higher than Antonio Brown’s.

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Moving up to No. 4 to select Watkins didn’t just cost Buffalo two first-round picks; it also cost the team a shot at drafting a pair of franchise receivers. The Bills shipped away the No. 9 pick in 2014 and the No. 19 pick in 2015 — along with a 2015 fourth-rounder — for the privilege of drafting the Clemson wideout. Here’s how his career has stacked up against the other 11 receivers drafted in the first two rounds that year:

That’s a long list of players who have outperformed the top WR selected, headlined by Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr., who both look like franchise cornerstones through their first three seasons. Two productive players taken at the end of the second round, Allen Robinson and Jarvis Landry, underscore just how deep the 2014 draft was at the position and how excessive it was for the Bills to trade up.patriots_121-180x180

Phil Kessel’s third-period goal lifts Penguins to win over Senators in Game 2

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Phil Kessel’s nasty wrister strikes again.

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Kessel’s initial shot hit Ottawa’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau, but the puck bounced right back to his stick and he let it fly.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves to tally his tenth shutout in his playoff career, which is tied with Henrik Lundqvist for the most among active goaltenders. Senators goaltender Craig Anderson made 29 saves in the loss.

For the latest NHL scores, check out SN’s live scoreboard or click the game links below for full team and player stats from the NHL playoffs. Below you can also find highlights from Monday’s Game 2.

Back to the Devils. So, Nolan (Patrick) or Nico (Hischier) with that first overall pick?

(laughs) I’m not going to say; but I’ve spent a lot of time with both kids, and they’re both very, very different players–size-wise, which side they shoot, one’s from Canada, one’s from Switzerland–but they’ve got one thing in common: they are great kids, and I really like these kids. It’s a great thing for the league, they are both really humble and they’re really good players. Of course there’s lots of attention on the first pick, but I told my staff that since 1987 there’s like two Hall of Famers in every draft, and there will be a Hall of Famer in this draft 20 years from now, let’s find him. It might be the guy we take No. 1, it might be someone else, but let’s find him.

Flyers select Nolan Patrick with No. 2 pick

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Projected to be selected first overall in Friday’s NHL Draft, Nolan Patrick instead dropped to the Flyers at No. 2 after hearing Nico Hischier’s name called ahead of his at the United Center in Chicago.

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I’m a two-way centerman, Patrick told NBC Sports. Something that was affecting me the most when I was injured was my skating, that was bugging me a lot so for me a two-way centerman that can play against top guys and contribute a lot offensively.

Calvin Pickard (Colorado Avalanche-$1 million): Had some very good moments filling in for the injured Semyon Varlamov much of last season with the woeful Avalanche, and was solid in backstopping Canada to a silver medal at the World Championships. Like Grubauer, Pickard is only 25-years-old and on the upswing. Other Avs considered: none really, maybe C Mikhail Grigorenko.

Antti Raanta (New York Rangers-$1 million): Coming off the best season of his career, picking up the pieces when Henrik Lundqvist struggled on Broadway, the 28-year-old Raanta can either be the No. 1 in Vegas, a more than capable insurance policy as the No. 2, or an intriguing trade chip who is in his final season before hitting unrestricted free agency. Other Rangers considered: C Oscar Lindberg, LW Michael Grabner, and RW Jesper Fast.