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Luongo followed with an emotional address about how he has lived in Parkland for 12 years with his wife and children and how much he loves the town. He lauded the bravery of those who lost their lives trying to save others and spoke about how inspiring the students have been in coping with the tragedy.
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Usually, sporting events start with a lot of fanfare and a lot of noise, and it wasn’t that, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. It had some meaning to the people in this region, it had some meaning to the players on the other side, and it had some meaning to us. After he [Luongo] got through the first period, it settled into a hockey game.
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Mamin gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 4:50 of the first period when he poked in the rebound of a shot by Ian McCoshen. Mamin’s goal was his first point in eight NHL games.

The Capitals tied it on Eller’s goal. Burakovsky took a shot from the high slot that glanced off Eller’s stick and in with 1:05 left in the first.

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny, acquired from Chicago late Monday night, made his Washington debut. … The Panthers acquired forward Frank Vatrano from Boston for a third-round pick in this year’s draft. … RW Radim Vrbata was a healthy scratch for the eighth time in 11 games.

Coming in, the Avalanche were 1 for 28 with the man advantage over their previous eight games. Colorado’s power play was ranked 31st in the league on the road.

I think everyone was on their game, said Tyson Barrie, who had a goal and four assists to set a franchise record for points by a defenseman in a regular-season game. We got Jacob Trouba Womens Jersey ourselves down 4-1 and that’s not good enough. It showed a lot of character from the guys tonight. There was no quit. We didn’t change our game and our power play came up huge.

Georgiev played his second NHL game after making his debut Thursday night in a 3-1 loss at Montreal.

Staal made it 2-0 at 18:43. The goal was originally credited to Granlund but was changed to Staal late in the third period.

The Rangers narrowed the deficit to 2-1 when Jesper Fast scored his ninth of the season at 2:41 of the second.

Elite Youth Brandon Thomas Jersey Staal made it 3-1 for the visitors 52 seconds into the third period with a power-play goal — his team-leading 29th — of the season. Defenseman Ryan Suter and Granlund had assists.

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will undergo foot surgery and miss the rest of the season, the team announced Thursday.
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Weber, 32, had seen a number of specialists for the torn tendon in his left foot.

Bilal Powell Authentic Jersey Following the diagnosis of Shea Weber’s injury, it was our belief that after a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol under the guidance of our medical team, Shea would be able to return to play this season, the team’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Paul Martineau, said in a statement. Unfortunately, after extensive efforts to heal Shea’s injury, progress has not been made as expected.

If the Bills trade or release quarterback Tyrod Taylor, they should have about $35 million in cap space. In order to give Buffalo enough cap space to re-sign some of its key free agents — or find replacements — the Bills would need to keep Cousins’ cap hit in the range of $15 million to $20 million.

Buffalo’s offer to Cousins would be a fully guaranteed base salary of $18 million in 2018, with an additional $10 million in not-likely-to-be-earned incentives for passing touchdowns, passing yards and playoff wins that would hit the Bills’ Matt Joyce Youth jersey cap in 2019 if earned.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin once again proved to be the Patriots’ anathema, limiting Brady and winning another defensive slugfest on the game’s brightest stage. Ahmad Bradshaw’s six-yard touchdown run with 57 seconds left shut the door on New England’s shot at revenge and gave Manning his second Super Bowl ring.

Carson Palmer is retiring and the answer at quarterback is not on the roster in Drew Stanton or Blaine Gabbert. Arizona probably won’t get its first choice of passers in the draft either after finishing with the No. 15 pick.

There was never much confidence in Tyrod Taylor in Buffalo and he was even benched at one point for Nathan Peterman. Taylor likely won’t be back with the Bills in 2018 because the team can save $15 million by cutting him this offseason. It’s hard to feel confident in Peterman for the future after he struggled badly as a rookie too.

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Kyrie Irving and LeBron James had an infamously bad breakup this summer. The Cavs points guard requested a trade, and got one in August to Ivan Rodriguez Womens Jersey the Boston Celtics. A lot of dominoes went down for Irving to get to that point.
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The move was shocking, as Irving had won a championship with the team two years earlier, and had been to three consecutive NBA Finals. That’s about as good as it gets from a basketball standpoint.

The problem seemed to loom from a mental standpoint though, especially because LeBron James owned the spotlight. Little did anyone know at the time that may have been Irving’s biggest issue.

I think that statement is self explanatory, Irving said, because it’s pretty direct in terms of what my intent is, and that’s to be happy and be with a group of individuals that I can grow with.

It’s exciting to be on the East Coast, I will tell you that, Irving said in an interview with ESPN’s Marc Spears. It’s fast-paced. There are a lot of different cultures. You get it all. I was talking to my best friend the other day. It is really a major city coming from Cleveland where it is the Midwest. The culture is different. Then you move to East Coast, to Boston, it’s a real, live ongoing, thriving city, consistently ongoing. It doesn’t matter what hour throughout the night.

You go in Cleveland and it would be at night and there were things going on. You could see it was a vast difference of what Cleveland is and what Boston is. But Boston is one of those cities 锟斤拷 I’m driving in and I’m like, ‘OK, I’m really in a real, live sports city and a great city.’
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Kennedy has clearly been frustrated this season, describing his team as a disaster after a loss to Illinois State in December. Only Vanderbilt has a worse record in SEC play than the Rebels at the moment.

It has become readily apparent to me that my continued presence as the head coach is proving detrimental to these players finishing the season in a fashion that is representative of The Standard for this program that has been clearly established and maintained for over a decade; therefore, I believe that it is in everyone’s best interest that I exit my role as head coach effective immediately. We all know that clean breaks are always best, and I should have realized this last Monday. My apologies.

Kennedy coached one season at Cincinnati before taking the Ole Miss job in 2006, electing to take on a difficult gig in his home state after assistant stints with the likes of current South Carolina head coach Frank Martin under Bob Huggins.
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Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was an easy choice for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Lattimore, a first-round pick from Ohio State (11th overall), was named the league’s top defensive rookie during Saturday’s NFL Honors program in Minneapolis.

Lattimore tied for fifth in the NFL with five interceptions. He finished the regular season with 53 tackles (44 solo), five interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 18 passes defensed, which tied for the most by a rookie in 2017 in 13 games (all starts). He posted a streak of three consecutive games with an interception. Lattimore was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month in October and December.

Timberlake has appeared in diverse films including, “Alpha Dog, “Black Snake Moan,” “Shrek The Third” and “The Social Network.” He has also won four Emmys for his appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” Timberlake is a co-star of the upcoming film “Wonder Wheel,” which opens later this year.

Sullivan has coached in the NFL for 15 of the past 17 years, including the last four with the Titans.

Sullivan previously had two stints as Cleveland’s offensive line coach (2007-08 and 2013) and did the same with San Diego from 2009-12.

I was there that day at the old Giants Stadium. I’ve never seen a team beaten up so badly as that 49ers team — especially when Giants nose tackle Jim Burt sent Montana to the hospital with a concussion after a crushing hit.

During the 1990 playoffs, Belichick outwitted Bill Walsh and the 49ers again by playing an all-nickel defense against a team that had just won two straight Super Bowls. Later, against Jim Kelly’s high-octane Bills offense at Super Bowl 25, Belichick again employed a bend-don’t-break defense featuring only two down linemen. The Giants squeaked by the Bills, 20-19, earning Parcells his second — and final — Lombardi Trophy.nike-youth-cardinals-061

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He called his return to Tampa, kind of coming full-circle.
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It is a journey, and more than ever now, I believe that God does have a plan for everything, Murray said. I’m supposed to be back here. There’s a reason for that as well, and I’m just ready to embrace this opportunity.
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The 3-2 Jaguars, who play host to the Rams on Sunday, appear to be a team on the rise, but one that’s difficult to figure out.
One thing the Jaguars coaching staff seems to have figured out is their best way to win is to prevent their inconsistent quarterback Blake Bortles from making too many mistakes. In last week’s win, the coaches essentially took the ball out of Bortles’ hands. He threw a career-low 14 passes, completing eight for 95 yards.
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The Jags, meanwhile rushed for 231 yards, though 90 of those came on a late Leonard Fournette touchdown run. The rookie running back finished with 181 rushing yards and two TDs.

As I’ve said many times, I [couldn’t] care less about my numbers, Bortles told reporters. I really do not care. If we are going to run the ball the way Authentic Melvin Ingram Jersey we ran the ball [Sunday], I would hand it off every time.

As the anthem was being sung, the Bears (including coach John Fox) locked arms on their sideline and the Steelers, or nearly all of them, were in the tunnel.

My contention was we would not allow politics to divide us. We’re football players, we’re a football team, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. I asked those guys to discuss it and 锟斤拷 we have 100 percent participation or we do nothing. They discussed it for an appropriate length of time. They couldn’t come to an understanding, so they chose to remove themselves from it. They were not going to be disrespectful to the anthem, so they chose not to participate, but at the same time many of them were not going to accept the words of the president.

So offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva stood by himself outside the Steelers’ tunnel, helmet off with his right hand over his heart.

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It’s a credit to him that his players kept the news a secret for nearly 24 hours, and it’s a credit to Arians that the Cardinals are prepared to move forward — there was never any sort of power struggle with GM Steve Keim and Arians. Arians even said Keim was like a younger brother in his retirement speech.
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The Cardinals didn’t have the season many hoped this year, but they battled hard down the stretch despite tons of injuries. Arians walks away from the NFL having done a heck of a job in Arizona.
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Additionally, it’s possible Gruden looked far into the future and realized his MNF gig might not always be there. Maybe this was the perfect spot to get back into coaching, with a team stocked with young talent (Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack are one of the best trio of building blocks in the NFL). He’s going to get paid huge both short- and long-term, and Raiders fans will be amped to see him walk through that door.

It hasn’t been on for over 10 years, at least the way we did it. And the way it was allowed to come right after the 4 p.m. games, but before ESPN ‘Sunday Night Football,’ it was perfect. I still get, ‘Boy that was football, those were the days.’ It warms me every time I hear it. Especially since the show hasn’t been on for 12 years since it was every Sunday Night at 7:30. Everybody has a story. I liked the music. I liked the nicknames. It made me a football fan. I didn’t really watch football.

Authentic Kids Wei-Yin Chen Jersey Years after Ray Rice and Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson and countless other cases that caused fan outrage and NFL waffling, the league is trying to crack down on those who violate the law (especially those who can pose a PR problem by being caught on video), but restricting NFL teams’ access to the offenders is a curious step.

The league instituted the Scouting Combine ban last year, saying those with misdemeanor or felony convictions involving violence or use of a weapon, domestic violence, sexual offense and/or sexual assault will not be admitted to the event in Indianapolis.

Yet, many teams use the event for vetting, interviewing players one-on-one to screen them and determine whether they can be trusted as an employee.

Many of the Saints linked arms as Grammy-winning artist Darius Rucker sang the anthem in Womens William Hayes Jersey Wembley Stadium, the first televised game of the day on Fox.

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Pat Shurmur has spent his career grooming quarterbacks, to impressive results. Here’s a closer look from first to most recent:
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While working as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach, Shurmur helped continue with Donovan McNabb’s already-ascendant development. Shurmur began coaching the Philly signal-caller in 2002 (McNabb’s fourth season) and worked with him for seven years. During that stretch, McNabb completed an average of 59.9 percent of his passes and posted an 89.5 QB rating. Both were marked improvements from the averages over his first three seasons 锟斤拷 56.4 percent and 77.4, respectively.

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This season Shurmur is the Vikings’ offensive coordinator and working with Case Keenum, an undrafted quarterback who is on his fourth team in his first six seasons, and who entered this season with an average completion percentage of 58.4 and a career QB rating of 78.4. This season Keenum has completed 67.6 percent of his Womens Wilson Chandler Jersey passes with a 98.3 QB rating, and now sits one win away from a Super Bowl.
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Games involving the Army and Navy men’s basketball teams were played as scheduled.

Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the Air Force Academy said both home and away events have been postponed. Among them were the men’s and women’s basketball games at Fresno State

The American Forces Network, which broadcasts American radio and television programming in Europe and other locations outside the U.S., put a message on its Facebook page that said its services would not be available due to the government shutdown.

The notice sparked angry reactions from viewers, with several noting the timing couldn’t have been worse. The two NFL conference championships are Sunday 锟斤拷 Minnesota vs. Philadelphia and Jacksonville vs. New England.

During NFL PLAYOFFS?! one post read. AFN, start a GoFundMe & broadcast these games! Make it happen!

Once much maligned as the corner opposite Rhodes, Waynes has come into his own to be more of an asset than a liability.

RB Corey Clement: The Vikings shut down Mark Ingram easily last week, but they had trouble at times with Alvin Kamara, especially in the passing game. Clement isn’t the talent Kamara is, of course, but he was busy as a receiver against the Falcons, catching all five targets for 31 yards.

Clement, like Agholor, provides an extra speed and quickness element in the red zone. He needs to get his chances to see what he can do in the open field.

CB Trae Waynes: Because of Rhodes on Jeffery and the possibility of the Eagles needing to go more two-tight end, they are bound to test Waynes against Smith more than a few times, even if they shouldn’t.

As far as the protests that marked last weekend went, the strongest message of the day came when Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders arrived for the 4:25 p.m. game in Denver wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed: “Everybody vs. Trump.” Cam Newton of the Panthers raised a fist after he scored a rushing touchdown against New England.

About 30 members of the San Francisco 49ers — who had not played since Sept. 21, before Trumps comments about the league and kneeling players during a speech in Alabama — took a knee for the anthem. Their teammates stood behind them with hands on kneeling players’ shoulders and the other over their hearts.

Are they going to play Peppers at QB? Look, it’s great to amass prized picks. And the selection of Garrett at No. 1 overall was exactly the right move. But the Browns needed to emerge from this draft with Mitchell Trubisky or Desean Watson or Patrick Mahomes (or Jimmy Garoppolo or Kirk Cousins or even AJ McCarron).

The Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints started things Sunday morning, with the Saints collectively taking a knee before their game in London, before rising and linking arms for the singing of the national anthem. Meanwhile, three members of the Dolphins, tight end Julius Thomas, safety Michael Thomas and wide receiver Kenny Stills, continued to kneel during the anthem, performed by Darius Rucker.chargers_045

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He also carried the torch for a head coach who, after a rough rookie season, is finding his voice as the leader of a franchise — even when that voice is loud and enraged and spewing expletives, as it was last Wednesday. At the same time, Pederson has exuded a quiet faith in Foles’ ability to execute the Eagles’ offense, and to round into form in the nick of time.
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The Raiders were a surprise when they dumped Jack Del Rio, who announced the news at his own press conference immediately after losing to the Chargers, but the coaches of the Lions, Bears, Giants and Colts either had already been fired or was obviously going to happen. We did get one bombshell with the news of Ted Thompson being removed as the Packers GM, although the shock factor of a GM change is still much smaller than that of a high-profile coaching change.
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Even a slow day of coaching news leads to plenty of carnage. So, with the understanding that we could see plenty more change in the coming week, let’s try to break down some of the winners and losers from the first 24 hours of coaching rumor and search season.

The former Cardinals coach did not win in the sense of staying a coach and taking another shot at winning a Super Bowl, but it’s hard to argue he didn’t go out on a high note. It is really, really difficult to walk away from the NFL as a champion; even a guy like Peyton Manning needed help from a historically great defense and didn’t win on his arm.

For starters, Cleveland lost its last game of the season to fall to 0-16. That is depressing, as low as it gets for an NFL fanbase. And despite that, Jackson kept his job, having been promised to stay on as head coach earlier in the year by owner Jimmy Haslam. It appears Dorsey didn’t have a say, which is odd for a new general manager who theoretically has been given a lot of Authentic Merril Hoge Jersey power.

Nearly every NFL GM and coach, as well as plenty of scouts, will be in attendance, watching every practice drill and scrimmage. They’ll be talking with players whenever possible to get a gauge on their intelligence and personality.