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Big $5 million payday keeps Eli Manning, Giants bound together

This is the day that the marriage between Eli Manning and the New York Giants officially gets renewed. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback earns his $5 million roster bonus Sunday just for being on the 90-man roster.

The bonus was guaranteed as long as Manning was on the roster Sunday, the fifth day of the new league year, a source familiar with his contract said. The Giants’ starting quarterback would’ve had to be cleared off the roster by 4 p.m. ET Saturday not to earn the bonus. That did not happen, and was not expected to.

The $5 million will be paid out to Manning on Wednesday, according to the terms of his current contract.

McCown to the Jets, one year, $5 million signing bonus, $5 million salary. At 39, he’d make the most money of his well-traveled NFL career. McCartney knew now the visit by Cousins was vital—because they might not have great options if for some reason Cousins hated something about the Vikings. Minnesota sent its plane to Atlanta where Cousins was spending time with his in-laws Wednesday at the start of the free agency period—4 p.m. ET. Accompanied by GM Rick Spielman, Cousins and his wife Julie and son Cooper flew to Minneapolis to join a contingent of 13 for dinner Wednesday night, including owner Mark Wilf, coach Mike Zimmer, Spielman, DeFilippo and wife, Stefanski and wife, tight end Kyle Rudolph and wife, and wideout Adam Thielen and wife.

This $1 million clause protects the team in case Sherman isn’t healthy enough or good enough to play every week at something near his previous level. And isn’t that what an incentive clause should be

If Sherman does what he’s done in the past, he’ll make the money. If he doesn’t, he won’t. I do not understand what is wrong or unfair or insane with that. 7. I think the Bengals should wave good-bye to Vontaze Burfict, in the wake of the news that he’s appealing a four-game PED suspension. Burfict was more trouble than he was worth two years ago, and he’s continued to give the Bengals problems.

At some point, you’ve got to say to your locker room: Enough crap with this guy. 8. I think the Justin Pugh signing in Arizona makes the core that GM Jerry Reese left for Dave Gettleman with the Giants even worse. Pugh’s defection means that only one of Reese’s 45 picks in the six drafts from 2008 to 2013 is still on the team. (If you guessed Jason Pierre-Paul, you win.)patriots_038

Jets reportedly fire OC John Morton

The Jets overachieved this season but that wasn’t enough to save the offensive coordinator his job.

New York finished the season 28th in the NFL in total offense, 24th in passing and 19th in rushing.

But he’s coming off back-to-back disappointing games.

In a win over Tennessee last week and a Saturday loss at Texas A&M, Robertson was 2-for-10 from beyond the arc and just 4-for-23 overall.

Robertson said Missouri is still learning to win and needs to bounce back from past mistakes.

It doesn’t really matter if you can’t finish, he told The Kansas City Star.

And finishing has been a problem.

On Saturday, Missouri rallied to within one midway through the second half but couldn’t stay with the Aggies late.

LeBeau again helped Pittsburgh regain the Steel Curtain defense and the Steelers won a pair of Super Bowls in 2005 and 2008. They returned to the Super Bowl in 2010, losing to the Packers. LeBeau spent 11 seasons in his second stint with the Steelers, but resigned following the 2014 season and joined the Titans a month later.

While LeBeau is already in the Hall of Fame thanks to a 14-year playing career that resulted in 62 interceptions as a Lions cornerback, there is a case for LeBeau to be the first assistant coach ever inducted because of his successful career and contributions to the game. LeBeau is credited with inventing the now-ubiquitous zone-blitz defense, an innovation that changed NFL defenses forever. patriots_304_2ebf5da03d09a01b-180x180

It might only be his second season in the NFL, but expectations for Prescott coming off his rookie year have been sky high.

The Chargers are coming off their highest scoring game in almost 10 years, and the Cowboys are looking for answers after quarterback Dak Prescott had the worst outing of his young career. Now that the Cowboys’ offense is forced to move forward without rushing phenom Ezekiel Elliott, it’s so far struggled to make up for his lost production.

Prescott threw three interceptions and had one fumble last weekend against the Eagles, and despite a decent first half, the offensive line struggled to keep the Philadelphia defense at bay through the remainder of the game. This should have been a big point of contention in the days leading up to the Thursday afternoon matchup, with the Chargers’ pass-rushing duo of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram being a real threat this week.

Current shortstop Mercer seemed to be on the track to stardom Pittsburgh after batting .285 103 2013 before seeing his numbers drop off last .While capturing the attention of baseball fans everywhere during a rookie campaign that saw him lead the league and shutouts , collecting the Rookie of the Year Award along the Wholesale Jerseys way, Fidrych also fascinated people with his on-field habits.This was much the case that league pundits, betting sharks and fans around the league assumed they were doomed for the upcoming .Widely regarded as the worst trade baseball history – and maybe all of sports.

Its 4,000 solar panels can generate enough solar energy on its campus in a year to power over nine Falcons home games or 13 United home matches. The stadium will also reuse rain water that the stadium collects.

“We’ll use about 47 percent less water, through our design of the building and our capture and re-use of rain water,” Jenkins said. “So the rain water that hits the site, will be stored in a 680,000-gallon cistern, and we’ll use that water for make-up water for our cooling tank and to irrigate the landscaping.”titans_029

Golden State defeated the Mavs 133-103 on Oct. 23 in Dallas.

Now that Shohei Ohtani has signed with the Angels and Stanton has been traded, the run on free agents can really begin — and it will start with starting pitchers. Unlike with the slugger market, the demand for pitching far outweighs the supply, which means teams will begin lining up for Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish. Arrieta, being a Scott Boras client, will wait for Darvish to set the market. But it wouldn’t be surprising to see both pitchers sign this week while offense-needy teams try to bargain hunt before taking the plunge for Martinez and Hosmer. — Scott Lauber

The Mavericks are on deck for Thursday.

LiAngelo, 19, is a thick-framed, 6-foot-5 player who offers little value outside of occasional spot-up shooting. He projected as a mid-major college player out of high school and wasn’t expected to be in UCLA’s regular rotation. He would be expected to struggle to add any value in the Lithuanian or Baltic leagues. He is a career 32 percent 3-point shooter on 590 attempts, according to Krossover data. LiAngelo is a limited ball handler and defender, and plays strictly below the rim.

Lithuania is a basketball-crazed country where players pride themselves on their advanced feel for the game and discipline. LaMelo’s erratic style of play could well shock coaches and players alike in the Baltic League. On the defensive end, he will also need to make major improvements to fit into the style of play in Lithuania with hopes to stay on the floor.eagles_093_9e90fc0114bce612-180x180

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott ready for Thanksgiving game after Eagles beatdown

Despite enduring the worst game of his career Sunday night, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is itching to get back on the field Thursday.

“I’d play tomorrow if I could,” Prescott told reporters after a 37-9 loss to the Eagles.

The second-year quarterback set a career-worst with a 30.4 passer rating to go along with three interceptions and a lost fumble. The divisional loss marked the first game of Prescott’s 27 starts in which Dallas failed to score a touchdown.

I love that Jagr still exists in the same way that I love that Paul McCartney exists. Yes, it’s much more about what they’ve accomplished than what they will accomplish. But what a rare joy it is to be able to point to someone and exclaim that they’re a god-level virtuoso in what they do, and that you know they’re thankful for each day they can continue to do it. So in turn, I’m thankful for the chance to witness that.

The Cowboys owner, appearing on his radio show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, said he doesn’t expect to put up any sort of sun shade to block the light, despite complaints from receivers Dez Bryant and Brice Butler, who said the sun was in their eyes and, in fact, led to dropped passes during the Cowboys’ 28-17 win Sunday over the Chiefs.

“I don’t see curtains at all,” Jones said. “We’re good at knowing where that sun is during these games. So, I don’t see that in the future.”

The sun is a problem because, unlike most NFL venues that orient the playing field north-south, AT&T Stadium’s playing surface runs east-west.

However, Jones says the team and its architects took that into account — and it built it the way they did anyway.

“Absolutely. We thought about that all the time,” Jones said. “You’ve also got to think about the land and you’ve got to think about the best way to set the stadium. So, there’s nothing that doesn’t have many things to think about as opposed to it.broncos_094

He returned last week from a holdout and played 68 of 71 offensive snaps Sunday against Seattle.

Brown spent his entire 10-year career with the Texans, who selected him in the first round in 2008 out of Virginia Tech.

But this is a start. We want to work outside in. We want to be able to repeat this model. If we can do that, this can be something much bigger than a one-off. Maybe we do something similar to Toms. And maybe department stores reach out to us. That’s later down the line. If this is the end, cool. If every kid gets shoes, and we want to repeat for every thing we can, great, we can do it. Now we have the blueprint.

Derek Fisher, a 24-year-old University of Virginia product, entered Game 5 of the World Series as a pinch runner with one postseason plate appearance on his résumé. Now he’s going to be immortalized every time a highlight show or historical retrospective shows his graceful slide to end one of the greatest World Series games ever played.

Fisher was duly warned. Shortly after his arrival at Minute Maid Park, teammate Cameron Maybin shared his vision for precisely how the game was going to end.

“Maybin told me, ‘I feel like one of us is going to score the winning run today,'” Fisher said. “It was basically just, ‘Run as fast as you can, and hopefully you beat the ball.'”

While he is known for his work in basketball, he was a scholarship football player at Oregon. “I was a weak-armed, slow-afoot quarterback who survived polio as a 6-year-old and was fortunate to go on to play football, basketball and baseball in high school,” said Jernstedt.nike_patriots-450

Raiders’ Derek Carr: Pinkie finger ‘little sore but that’s expected’

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr told a Bay Area radio station on his weekly appearance Monday that his injured right pinkie finger still hurt and was swollen, but he expected no lingering effects.

“I’m doing good, I’m doing good,” Carr told 95.7 The Game host JT Robert Quinn Youth Jersey The Brick. “Obviously, it’s a little sore, but that’s expected. But it should be good. Just get the swelling down, and it will be all right.”

A lot of us had an idea that Spurrier wouldn’t be back the next season once the calendar flipped to December. And a lot of us were right. Owner Dan Snyder replaced Spurrier with Joe Gibbs in the offseason. And I would say uncertainty surrounding the head coach had an impact on the locker room, practice and our overall game prep as we finished out the year.

Things just started to drag a bit. The pace of practice slowed down, the film study slipped and the game plans got lighter. We became that team sleepwalking through the daily routine. It was now “work” at the facility. That excitement of getting a fresh game plan? That’s for the playoff teams, the contenders. I’ve experienced that excitement. And it’s great.

“To come back like that, put the glove on and lead us down and get a big win like that, that’s good stuff,” Del Rio said Monday in his weekly media conference. “You were wondering how it was going to go when he first got back out there. And he settled in and started Rodger Saffold Youth Jersey firing away. … I think he’s going to be OK. He was able to come and finish, which was big, and I think he’ going to be fine, so we’ll see how the week goes.”

Carr missed just one series and played the remainder of the game exclusively in the shotgun while wearing the glove. Carr was wearing a bandage on the digit as he dressed after the game but came to the postgame news conference without a wrap. David Carr said his brother had the pinkie taped to his ring finger Sunday night.

Carr completed 11 of 18 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown and interception after the injury. He was 15-of-20 for 176 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt.

He inherits a slue of talent including former UConn Husky

It have occurred over 3 weeks ago but its never to late to talk about the impact of a new head coach the National Basketball Association, of Michael Bowie Jersey course until the starts. The 2013 does not start until late October we are okay. Anyway, a -time assistant most notable for serving under the Gundy brothers, has been hired as the Charlotte Bobcats new head coach. served as assistant to then Fairfield University Head Buonaguro back during the 1989. The Stags finished 10 and finished 5th the MAAC. has since payed his dues and has most recently been serving as assistant with the roller coaster that was the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been assistant for the New Knicks, Houston Rockets and Magic. Owner and chairman of the Bobcats,, choose and signed him to a 3-year $6 million deal. inherits what is a bigger mess than shirt after eating a Manwhich sloppy. The Mitchell Schwartz Jersey Bobcats finished 21, second worst the last just a year after posting the worst winning percentage history. This team needs to be developed. The average fan knows that, knows that and knows that. The Bobcats fired last years head coach Dunlap after just one saying that he was just not a good fit. For a team that needs some serious rebuilding, they cannot keep having one and done’s like Dunlap.

That is why there is a lot of pressure on but he is most definitely not expected to be successful right away. He inherits a slue of talent including former UConn Husky, NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding player Kemba. He is joined by fellow youngsters Henderson, Bismack Biyombo and Kidd-Gilchrist. On top of that, they have the fourth pick this years draft. There is no question that they have talent but they have not drafted as well as the home grown Oklahoma City Thunder did. That has a lot to do with luck. Having the second pick the 2007 draft for starters but the opportunity of drafting a like Kevin Durant does not come too often and the Bobcats never have had that opportunity. They have some good players but what they need is a pure scorer like Durant. Kemba led the Bobcats PPG last averaging 17. Henderson added 15 PPG and 6 year veteran Ramon Sessions had 14 PPG. as your leading scorer is not going to cut it. ‘t get me wrong, his scoring ability is crucial to their success but they need a who can average 20+ points per game.

They were hoping that Kidd-Gilchrist would rise to the occasion but he had a rough rookie campaign. The talent is their for Kidd-Gilchrist and he has a lot of time to perfect his jump shot and learn the game. Getting a marquee scorer be ‘s biggest need but his biggest goal be creating a cohesive offense and getting his players to play lockdown defense. As for the offense and, his biggest goal needs to be distributing the basketball better. As the teams point guard, assists are vital and he needs to improve his 5 mark from 2012. It is a good start for but he was a proven winner college and I believe he can build off impressive sophomore. have his work cut out for himself, but he has some role models coaching that have not necessarily coached on the basketball court. Parcells once said he wanted guys who are competitive on their own without the aid of coaches, said. And this league when you’re playing four and five nights a week, there aren’t many times you can address the group and have some magic word to get them to play hard. You either have the right kind of guys or you don’t, he said. When you have guys who are naturally competitive, you have the opportunity to build the kind of culture that you want. and the Bobcats certainly that they have those kind of players. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

We have two towns, Janesville and Beloit, about 160 people that county

And around here they seem to think money grows on tree. They waste and spend with reckless abandon and they’re losing sight of the fact that this money comes from a person’s paycheck. It comes from a family that Jaromir Jagr Jersey is struggling to put bread on the table, get vacation for their kids, get their family growing. Then they’re paying their taxes to the IRS, and then the IRS wastes it. And I ‘t think that they think about that when they spend all this money. SUSTEREN: I sometimes wonder if the media is complicit the whole poisoned culture, because the media refers to waste of $50 million over a two-year period, they call that chump change, because I suppose the grand scheme of things when we’re talking billions and trillions, it’s chump change. But it really isn’t. : Yes. SUSTEREN: The media sort of is dismissive sometimes about that. : I live Rock County, Wisconsin.

We have two towns, Janesville and Beloit, about 160 people that county. The increase the money they’re asking for, our taxpayers, all the working taxpayers that county that I come from wouldn’t be enough to cover the increase spending they’re asking for. that’s basically saying we’re asking everybody Rock County, Wisconsin, 160 people, these working families to pay all their federal taxes we can spend it on increase the IRS. What they are not looking at is the hardworking taxpayers are actually paying this money, working for this money. And that’s what we are trying to impress on these folks. And I’ve got Jarret Stoll Jersey to tell you, we are not going to give them this spending increase and we’re not going to give them all of these additional IRS employees that they are asking for, especially since they continually waste this money. SUSTEREN: What I ‘t understand, and with all due respect to Congress, is that Congress does have the job of oversight, and we’re talking about years and years and years of just unbelievable spending by the IRS on these conferences.

They are really parties. If you work here this town, you know they are parties. Where is the oversight Congress? : Quite frankly we have kept their budget a bit flat the last few years. We took over Congress 2010. We started putting budgets down and started cutting spending. You have to remember Pelosi controlled Congress from 2008 to 2010 when they had bigger budgets. we started cutting their spending and doing this oversight. The reason we know these things we all know is because Congress over the last two years has been doing oversight. The reason we know about the IRS scandal is because Congress had the inspector general do this study. The reason we know about these wasteful dollars is because Congress did this oversight and uncovered this. But we had to get the majority 2010 to start doing that. And this is the result of two years of work that we have already put into this. SUSTEREN: One thing you can’t do, and maybe I’m harsh about this, but it is gotten out of control, because I think people knew they shouldn’t have spent money this way. You ‘t need Wolfgang Puck chef at IRS conference.

And the record is replete with the way money is used. You can’t present evidence to a grand jury to whether there are criminal violations. The choice is either the attorney general of the United States does it or there’s a special prosecutor. far, I haven’t seen a huge appetite on the part of the attorney general. But are you favor of a special prosecutor. If, when? : Not yet. I think there be a time for that. The reason I say not yet is because I want Congress to do its job, to do its oversight. We owe our constituents, the hardworking taxpayers who pay these taxes, that we’ll get to the bottom of this, that we’re going to hold these people accountable, and we’re going to bring some transparency and accountability to this agency and rest of government.

Alex Reyes could supplant Jaime Garcia in Cardinals’ rotation

Can the St. Louis Cardinals afford to have two rookie pitchers in their starting rotation when the games become do-or-die? Can they afford not to? After all, it is the veterans who have gotten them into this touch-and-go spot.

“I’m trying to figure out what’s going on, whether it’s push things a little more or back off. I’m doing everything that’s in my power to be the best I can for the team, and unfortunately, I’ve let my team down,” Garcia said. “I’ve been through tough times before, and I’m going to continue to do what I can to fight and be there for the team.”

And more and more often, it seems as if he is not when the team is about to play a “most important” game.

Ellsbury has not been the player the Yankees thought they were getting when they signed him before the 2014 season. He is batting .266 overall as a Yankee, .270 this season, and has only 78 stolen bases in three seasons, and none since Aug. 21. But he is certainly still this team’s best option in center field and at the top of their lineup, and one they are financially committed to for four more seasons.

The good sinking action he gets on his fastball and changeup means he induces a lot of soft contact, which ties into a debate: How much of the Cubs’ historic defensive numbers are the result of great defense, and how much derives from the ability of Hendricks, Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and the rest of the staff to limit hard contact? Your opinion on that might determine how you view Hendricks as a Cy Young candidate, considering he isn’t near the top of the league in strikeouts (15th) or innings (10th). The Professor, however, has a big lead in ERA, has allowed eight runs in his past eight starts and has a 1.33 ERA since the All-Star break. The biggest knock against him in the Cy Young race might simply be the perception that he’s the Cubs’ No. 3 starter (indeed, the Cubs rearranged their rotation today so Lester is lined up to start the playoff opener), no matter the numbers.

2. Rougned Odor, MVP candidate? This was brought up on a national baseball show, after Odor hit what proved to be the game-winning home run for the Rangers in the top of the 12th inning. It gave his team a 4-3 win over the Astros. The Rangers obviously have a big lead in the AL West, but they’re also two games up on the Indians for the AL’s best record and home-field advantage, something to push for, considering the Rangers are 47-22 at home.

Anyway, Odor is doing a lot of great stuff this season. He has 31 home runs, has knocked in 85 runs, plays a key defensive position and has done all this at 22. He’s one of just 28 players 22 or younger to hit 30-plus home runs and, along with Alex Rodriguez, the only middle infielder to do so. He has also delivered a lot of big hits for the Rangers, and this was his second go-ahead home run in extra innings. But he isn’t an MVP candidate, and it isn’t close. Because he rarely walks — just 17 times, which means he could join Andres Galarraga as the only players with 30 home runs and fewer than 20 walks — his OBP is just .306.