Like with the Cubs and Dodgers, Darvish to the Yankees sounds more enticing than it is

If the Yankees think Darvish is the missing piece for a team that’s definitely already going to make the postseason, the one that they can throw out in the Wild Card round if necessary who can also be leaned on heavily in subsequent series, that’s one thing. If Brian Cashman and Co. have any concerns about making it to October in the first place, though, Darvish might be too rich for their particular tastes — especially when they could give 2017 a go with this roster, then sign Darvish over the winter without giving up any of their prospects.

Like with the Cubs and Dodgers, Darvish to the Yankees sounds more enticing than it is. There’s a low probability of this happening, given Cashman isn’t the future-mortgaging type and it’s still very unclear if the Rangers are going to move Darvish at all. Let’s give this one a C-.

Since then, two more Canucks, Anton Rodin and Ben Hutton, have presented symptoms, as has a team trainer.

According to the CDC, the average incubation period for mumps is 16 to 18 days, with a range of 12 to 25 days. The Wild played at Vancouver on Feb. 4.

A mumps outbreak in 2014 affected more than a dozen NHL players including Penguins star Sidney Crosby on five teams, as well as two referees. And the Wild were the NFL Jerseys From China hardest hit, with several players affected, including defensemen Ryan Suter, Marco Scandella, Jonas Brodin, Christian Folin and Keith Ballard.

One theory at the time: the hard hits and checks that fans love send spittle Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply flying, a perfect scenario for spreading mumps and other contagious illnesses.

According to the CDC, mumps “spreads through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by coughing, sneezing or talking; sharing items, or touching objects touched by others.” Players also share water bottles on a regular basis.

Mumps causes swollen and tender glands, and other symptoms can include fever, fatigue, headaches and other symptoms.

LSU’s pitcher bounced a pitch 10 feet in front of the plate

If LSU and Florida state can top the level of crazy they displayed on Saturday night, that’d be a remarkable feat of human will. FSU committed three errors ON THE SAME PLAY to lose, 5-4, and Wednesday’s rematch is showing trickles of the same.

Well, there’s no shortage of college baseball weirdness in Omaha on Wednesday, and LSU’s starter Jared Poche is here to continue the funhouse show. How about a big bad pitch straight into the infield grass of TD Ameritrade Park? You got it.

So, that one bounces around 10 feet in front of the plate and still makes the strike zone. Whatever the case, Poche forced a pop up to center to end the at-bat, then retired the next two batters he saw and got the hell out of there. He’s still dealing, and the ‘Noles are having trouble moving men around the base paths.

There’s still plenty of time for this one to go off the rails.

Spectacular. Hilarious. LSU would eventually eliminate the ‘Noles to advance to the final series with Florida, but not before FSU totally screwed themselves in the rematch a few days later.

Specifically, LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson experienced the world’s worst brainfart once the final series commenced. He was a .413 hitter on the season, but his bat fell totally asleep Cheap NFL Jerseys China after the bracket round began. But that’s the worst of it. For some reason his fielding took a nosedive as well.

He started off a horribly blunder-filled game in a bad 13-1 loss to Wholesale Jerseys Usa Oregon State, for instance.

If Reds’ Zack Cozart becomes an All-Star, Joey Votto will buy him a donkey

If Zack Cozart gets selected to the National League All-Star team, it will mean two things: He’s one of the league’s favorite shortstops … and he’ll get a donkey.

Yes, you read that correctly — a donkey. That’s what Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto said he would buy his teammate Cozart if he makes the All-Star Team. Apparently, Cozart is a fan of the animal and, knowing this, Votto went out of his way to raise the stakes:

“I don’t know why I like donkeys so much; maybe because they look like they’re real chill,” Cozart said.

But Votto didn’t just stop with the promise of getting Cozart a donkey — he pulled out all stops, even dressing up like an ass on TV to show his dedication to the cause:

This will be the third Home Run Derby for Stanton, who also participated in 2014.

Stanton has long been one of baseball’s most feared power hitters, launching some of the longest and hardest-hit home runs in the game. The three-time All-Star averaged 31 home runs per season from 2011-16, and this season is hitting .274/.357/.551. He hit his 20th home run on Sunday against the Cubs.

The rest of the Home Run Derby field will be announced in the next week or two, and is expected to include young sluggers Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Cody Bellinger of Cheap NFL Jerseys USA the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lead their respective leagues in home runs as rookies.

The Home Run Derby will take place at Marlins Park on Monday, July 10, and will be televised by ESPN.

One can only hope that the massive home run structure in center Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping field at Marlins Park will get a nice workout during the event.

Lightning’s Steven Stamkos won’t return until he’s 100 percent

Steven Stamkos doesn’t know when he’ll be back on the ice.

With only 10 regular-season games remaining for Tampa Bay, the Lightning center and captain knows his window of opportunity to return is beginning to close. Despite his ambition, he stands firm that he won’t push himself to play until he’s fully healthy.

“When I’m 100 percent, I’ll be back,” Stamkos said, via NHL.com. “Obviously you hope that’s sooner rather than later, but I have no control of the healing that goes on and the process. The timing and the conditioning and all that stuff; there’s so many factors that come into play when you’ve been out as long as I have.”

The USA’s best players nearly didn’t even compete in the 2017 tournament. With the tone of negotiations contentious, USA Hockey reached out to younger and lesser-caliber players to fill the roster. But a deal was struck March 28, three days before the puck dropped.

Under the new agreement, U.S. women’s hockey players earn more than $70,000 during non-Olympic years and as much as $129,000 in Olympic years, and also get perks like flying business class and staying in quality hotels, the AP notes.

“I’m so proud of this team for performing the way we did after battling the way we did off the ice,” said U.S. captain Meghan Duggan. “A lot of history was made.”

Friday’s gold medal victory marks the fourth straight Cheap Jerseys 90 world championship for the U.S. women.

Their sights are now set on the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. While the USA has beaten Canada in eight of their last 10 meetings, their neighbors to the north got the Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike better of the Americans at the 2014 Games in Sochi, beating them 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game.

Penguins’ Tom Sestito suspended after penalty-filled promotion: ‘He wasn’t called up to dangle’

The Penguins’ pre-game promotion of career enforcer Tom Sestito from the AHL ranks Wednesday was about as transparent as could be, considering their opponent, the Jets, were NFL Jerseys China intent on settling unfinished business from a chippy meeting earlier in the season.

The juxtaposition of the two — Shaw, a fourth-line forward, suspended with his team trailing in the series 3-1, and Getzlaf, a star player, fined with his team tied 2-2 — sent the message that the NHL would hold its players to a conduct standard, but maybe not at the expense of impacting the outcome of a playoff game.

More recently, it was reported Dallas’ bid for the 2018 NFL Draft could be in jeopardy should the state’s lawmakers pass the proposed “bathroom bill.”

But if the NHL was to act now, it would delineate that the discrimination being proposed in this legislature is unacceptable and the league will not conduct its business in any environment that promotes exclusivity.

While the Stars took the first step in using their platform and reach to speak Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys up against a discriminatory bill that, in its current form, is harmful and hate-inspired, the NHL can act next. And the league is vocally aware of the situation: On Wednesday, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Sportsnet, “We strongly oppose the bill in its original form. We hope and expect that bill in that form will not be passed into law. We would obviously have to reassess the situation in the event that happens.”

But the NHL shouldn’t wait for the outcome. Though the league recently announced Dallas will host the 2018 draft, what would send the loudest message that hockey is for everyone and the NHL is an inclusive environment is pulling the event from Texas altogether.

Jets rookie Jamal Adams’ ‘perfect place to die’ remark riles ex-wife of CTE victim

Jets rookie Jamal Adams’ remarks Monday about CTE and how the football field is the “perfect place to die” struck many as inappropriate, especially given NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was present at the time.

In addition to the domestic incident last year, Elliott appeared on video to grab a woman’s breast during a St. Patrick’s Day parade this spring and, as recently as six days before the Cowboys left for camp in California, he allegedly was involved in an altercation at a Dallas bar in which a man’s nose was broken, The Morning News reported, citing an unidentified source.

“He’s going to make a lot of plays for us,” cornerback James Bradberry told Panthers.com. “I saw him make a move on Luke (Kuechly) and a lineman today. He made a pretty sharp cut. I gave a little ooh-aah when he did. He looks pretty sharp.”

Kuechly, the Panthers’ All-Pro middle linebacker, admitted Cheap Jerseys Authentic McCaffrey burned him on that move.

“He’s quick. He’s got shake. He’s fast,” Kuechly Cheap Jerseys America told Panthers.com. “He got me today on one run, but luckily Thomas (Davis) was right next to me. He’s very precise with his movements. He is in and out of breaks quick. He does a good job, and I think he is going to be somebody who can help us out.”

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said players have been coming up to him to talk about McCaffrey’s ability.

“A lot of our guys like what Christian is going to bring to the table,” Rivera said. “When guys come up to you and make comments about a guy’s ability, that’s fun. Guys come up and tell you, ‘This guy can be special, Coach.’ We’re seeing it, and hopefully you continue to see it.”

Two NFL players sued over $9,332 nightclub bill

Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson and Buccaneers offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch are being sued over a $9,332 bar tab at a Hollywood night club.

Robinson and Benenoch were invited by Richard Harrington to Hyde nightclub in March and racked up the four-figure bar tab. But when it came time to pay the bill, each player’s credit card was declined. Harrington agreed to pay the bill, as long as Robinson and Benenoch paid him back.

In the lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports and later acquired by ESPN, Harrington claims each player sent him $2,000, but left him with the remaining $5,332.

Brady, who has consistently led merchandise sales and finished in the top three nine times over the last 13 quarters, led the competition in drinkware, T-shirts, socks and pet apparel, according to ESPN.

While Elliott and Prescott each dropped a spot, wide receiver Dez Bryant and tight end Jason Witten finished at No. 6 and No. 10, respectively, to give Dallas four players in the top 10.

A couple of new additions to the list include Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, whose sales have skyrocketed since the former Seahawk came out of retirement to play for his hometown team, and Steelers rookie running back James Conner.

Meanwhile, Rams running back Todd Gurley, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly dropped out of Cheap Ireland Jerseys the top 25, though Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys they still remained in the top 30.

Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams to miss training camp with back injury

The Chargers announced Sunday that first-round draft pick Mike Williams is expected to miss all of training camp with his lingering back injury.

The former Clemson wide receiver will instead spend camp trying to rehab the injury.

According to the team release, Mike saw our doctors yesterday and he will continue to progess on Dr. Robert Watkins’ plan. He will rehab and strengthen his back and is not expected to practice during training camp.

Williams suffered a herniated disk in his lower back during the first practice of rookie minicamp in May.

The Chargers had already placed Williams on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Saturday.

Williams’ injury has been the source of much speculation this summer, with conflicting reports saying he will, or will not, require surgery to repair the injury.

The Patriots and Colts were both undefeated when they met in Week 9 of the regular season, setting up one of the most anticipated mid-season games in league history. Indianapolis had gotten the best of New England in the previous year’s AFC Championship, but Belichick had reloaded his roster by adding standouts like Moss, Welker, and Donte’ Stallworth in a quest to return to the Super Bowl.

Moss in particular, stood out this Sunday. The Cheap Game Jerseys future Hall of Famer had nine receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown as Brady Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys led his team back from a 20-10 fourth quarter deficit to send Indianapolis fans home disappointed.

Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates being blocked from LaDainian Tomlinson’s Hall of Fame induction

Two of LaDainian Tomlinson’s former teammates with the now-Los Angeles Chargers are being blocked from attending the running back’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday.

Two sources told Sporting News that new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn is insisting that quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates instead participate in the team’s first training camp session at the StubHub Center. One source said Gates is considering going, anyway, even if the trip draws a fine.

Instead he missed the entire year and people had to find ways to make up for the 15 or so points they expected out of him every day. Fantasy owners may be hesitant to pick him up in the first round this season, but if Saints coach Sean Payton is to believed, Peterson could be back to his old weekly dominating ways this season.

There is a rotation in camp when you have 90 players. You have a large group of running backs. The reps he is taking, though, have been impressive, Payton told reporters Thursday. Today was a pretty physical day. We did not tackle to the ground, but there certainly is a temperament to his style. You feel it.

When Peterson plays an entire season, or close to it, he Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys averages 1,518 yards and 12 touchdowns. The problem is that he has played a full 16 games just once in the last three years. If you Cheap Flag Football Jerseys plan on drafting Peterson early you have to weigh that risk.

If he’s healthy the risk is more than worth it. If he’s not then he’s all but a waste of a pick. But Payton says he’s healthy and impressive so he may be worth it.

Giants’ Ben McAdoo wants practice fighting to stop

There’s nothing wrong with some healthy competition in training camp, but the Giants seem to be getting more reps in fisticuffs than football plays.

Several skirmishes broke out during Thursday’s full-pads practice, prompting coach Ben McAdoo to address the issue.

I’m the best player in the world. That’s how I feel, Mathieu said, via NFL.com.

Mathieu was dominating in 2015, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors before suffering a torn ACL late in the Cardinals’ 13-3 season. He was then limited by a shoulder injury that restricted him to 10 games as Arizona went 7-8-1 and missed the playoffs last season.

Determined to make 2017 his comeback season, Mathieu is using his practice sessions at training camp to get his groove back and build his assertiveness.

It’s about gaining that confidence back in myself, Mathieu said. Believing in myself more than others may believe.

Mathieu, 25, was selected by Arizona in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft and signed a five-year deal worth $62.5 million with the team last year.

(New Raiders tight end) Jared Cook complimented you by saying you were the best young quarterback he’s ever worked with. What is his addition going to mean to your offense this year?

Carr: He takes those double teams off of Crab (Michael Crabtree) and Amari (Cooper). To have that vertical stretch down the middle, someone that can create explosive plays for us in the pass game not only on the perimeter but down the middle, in the flats, by breaking tackles and things like that бн Adding that to our offense is just Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys going help Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys those guys out.