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Texans Sign Entire Draft Class

As a busy Thursday for rookie signings winds down, the Texans don’t have any more work to do on this front. They reached agreements with each member of their draft class Thursday night, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports (on Twitter). Here’s the full rundown:

Canha then ripped a two-out single with two men on, scoring both runs. It came immediately after German and Yankees manager Aaron Boone complained to plate umpire James Hoye about a pitch they felt was a strike three but he called a ball.

Gregorius came into the game 0-for-his-last-28 and went hitless in his first two at-bats. Then he singled in the fifth inning. When he got to first base, he turned to coach Reggie Willits and yelled, Wow!

Dungy, 62, will be honored during the Bucs’ Sept. 24 home game on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team Dungy played for in 1977-78.

I am very humbled and thankful for this honor, Dungy wrote on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. I will always be grateful to Malcolm Glazer and the entire Buccaneers organization for all they have done for me and my family. Looking forward to September 24.

Dungy’s honor comes a year after Jon Gruden, but it was his sustained success that set the table for the Bucs’ magical 2002 season.

He undoubtedly loves it even more now. Turay became the 52nd overall pick in last month’s NFL Draft and now the Colts are hoping they can take this still-raw defensive end and turn him into a pass-rushing terror.

There’s some debate about how tall an order that will be. It isn’t difficult to find those who think Turay was drafted too early for a guy with limited statistical production and a history of shoulder injuries. But the Colts are all-in on Turay’s potential, sort of like Rutgers was without having seen him play in an actual game.
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New Orleans scored 37 fast-break points.

William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights center: It was when I was in juniors, back home in Sweden. One guy had a skate cut across his wrist. He got stepped on, then you saw this blood squirting out as he went to the bench. It just kept squiritng up, in all directions. It was pretty horrifying to see. Luckily he was OK afterward.

Mark Jankowski, Calgary Flames, center: Back in college [at Providence], someone got hit with a puck in the ear. As soon as he got back to the bench, I looked over and I was like, “Oh my god.” I can’t even explain what his ear looked like. It was like ripped in half, hanging open. I was like, “Dude, you need to go see the trainer.” He went and got stitched up. He might have missed the rest of the game, he might have come back. I don’t remember.

Neither team was able to build a double-digit lead during game which riveted a boisterous crowd with its fast pace and array of highlights on both ends of the floor. There were 13 ties and nine lead changes.

Davis threw down seven dunks, made clutch jumpers and connected on several shots while being fouled. He made 17 of 34 shots and 10 of 11 free throws.

“He’s raised his game to a level where he feels like, `This is what I’ve got to do for us to win,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “I don’t want him to feel like he has that kind of pressure on him, but if he’s going to play at that level, I think it’s great.”

Butler is one of the best-known Patriots next to Brady, after his game-sealing interception at the goal line against the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after the game that Butler will have an MRI exam on Saturday.

The Wolves host Chicago on Saturday night.

You just hope it’s not too bad, Thibodeau said, according to the team’s radio voice, Alan Horton, on Twitter.

Reich gets his first head-coaching job at 56 years old, after a decade-long career as an assistant with various teams. He first entered the NFL as a quarterback in 1985 and spent most of his career backing up Jim Kelly for the Buffalo Bills.49ers_041

It’s tough to even imagine Manning in some other team’s jersey next season after 14 years with the Giants.

In Arizona, Carson Palmer is done for the season with a broken arm, and whether he’ll return in 2018 or hang it up for good is up in the air. The Cardinals could bring in Manning if Palmer does choose to retire. They’re projected to have about $35 million in cap space for next season. Bringing in a veteran with two Super Bowl wins might entice Larry Fitzgerald to play out the extension he just signed, too.

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But Manning has shown that he can still play. He hasn’t been great this season, but his overall numbers are respectable enough. Manning has 2,411 yards passing, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

His production has taken a hit, thanks to the fact that he’s missing Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and starting center Weston Richburg. Manning gets almost no help on the ground from a rushing attack that averages just 91.3 yards per game. The struggling offensive line has given up 26 sacks.

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Big 12 preview: It’s still Kansas’ world

The tale of the Big 12 this season is familiar.

Since 2005, two years before Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, Kansas has won at least a share of every Big 12 championship. In 2003-04, Bill Self’s first season, the Jayhawks finished tied for second. What a letdown.

But the program matched UCLA’s record of 13 consecutive conference championships last season, and with Devonte’ Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman anchoring the backcourt, only the foolish would pick against Kansas to extend its streak.

Kevin Durant had 31 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to help rally the Warriors from 18 points down and beat the Wizards 120-117 on Friday night, a game marred by a fight between Green and Washington’s Bradley Beal that led to both being tossed.

Stephen Curry added 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds, hitting two 3s and two free throws in the final minute of the third quarter to get Golden State within 97-87 heading into the final 12 minutes. Then Klay Thompson and Durant made 3s early in the fourth for a four-point game. Thompson scored 18 points.

Durant’s jumper with 1:20 to go put Golden State up by five, but the Warriors still needed his two free throws with 9.4 seconds left. John Wall missed an off-balance 3 then Washington couldn’t capitalize on one final chance.

Then Nick motioned down the hall, where the family waiting room was jammed with relatives of survivors. “Not everyone has the same amount of support I do,” he told the Golden Knights. “I have a professional hockey team coming to visit me.”
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Marcell Dareus Jersey admits trade from Bills to Jags ‘overwhelming’

In a span of seven minutes, Marcell Dareus used the words shocking, overwhelming and emotional to describe what he’s felt since he was traded to the Jaguars on Friday evening.
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From the phone call from the Buffalo Bills informing him of the trade to his arrival in Jacksonville amid the annual Florida-Georgia game at EverBank Field to meeting the coaching staff to quiet moments in his hotel room, Dareus said he was still trying to adjust even as he participated in his first practice Monday morning.

“Little overwhelming,” Dareus said. “Kind of saw some things happening but at the same time I was getting prepared for the Womens Roberto Luongo Jersey game and we had a game plan in and I was practicing all week and I’m just zoned in, trying to keep negativity out. And when I got the call and things happened the way it did, I can’t Michael Thomas Authentic Jersey lie it did make me a little emotional because I know [Saturday] it is a one-way ticket [to Jacksonville].

“We had a lot of turnovers. It was one of the worst quarters we’ve ever had,” Porzingis said. “But, we are going to learn from this game.”

The game was tied 77-77 when Doug McDermott’s 3-pointer put the Knicks back in front for good with 1:09 left in the third.

New York led 84-81 going into the final quarter. Will Barton brought the Nuggets to within one, 89-88, with 9:50 left in the game.

But, Hardaway Jr. scored the Knicks’ next 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and Porzingis’ jumper with 5:35 left gave New York a 104-95 lead.

“I made some big shots and I was happy about that,” Hardaway Jr. said. “They were contested, but once you see one go down and you start feeling yourself a little bit it helps my confidence and the team’s confidence.”

Redskins, Cowboys fight to keep in sight of Eagles

At the rate they are going, the Washington Redskins probably won’t run out of healthy players for at least a few more weeks.

Problem is, they have 10 games remaining.

“When a guy slides, the target is very small. I just think it (Flacco’s slide) was a second late, which is why I hit him, to be honest with you, “Alonso said. “At first I was anticipating I thought he was going to slide. And then it got to a point where I was like, ‘I got to him,’ because he slid too late.”

Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys (36.7 percent): Although Ezekiel Elliott is set to play in Week 8, we don’t know if that will be case in Week 9 as we await the next step in the process tied to his suspension. With that said, both Morris and Darren McFadden should be added on a just-in-case basis. Morris would be the back I slightly prefer among Cowboys fill-ins, though it could prove to be a shared job.

Despite Jerry Jones’ admonition about players protesting during the anthem, David Irving raised his fist briefly, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Defensive end Damontre Moore saluted after the anthem was finished.

Irving said after the game that he is not concerned about facing discipline for raising his fist, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.

Davis said last season he could see himself playing six more years, and he wasn’t joking. Gruden takes Davis seriously from watching how the veteran “runs around like a 20-year-old kid.”

“The guy’s a freak,” Gruden said. “He’s the most impressive guy I’ve been around really as far as taking care of his body, and whatever he’s doing, he needs to tell all our young guys to do it because he’s amazing.”
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Your guide to Wednesday’s LDS games: Indians, Nationals asking who’s available for elimination games

Happy Wednesday! We get a Game 5 that is one of the juiciest Division Series games we’ve ever had, with the Yankees of all teams playing underdog versus the mighty Indians. As a bonus, we also get Game 4 between the Nationals and Cubs. We won’t, however, be getting Stephen Strasburg.

Smart, giving up 6 inches, got a hand on the ball and clung to it as Holmes tried with two arms to prevent Smart from wrestling it away. Eventually, as the two do-si-doed, the ball popped loose near the free throw line. Smart immediately launched himself between the legs of T.J. McConnell and snared the loose ball. Smart even had the presence of mind to roll on his back and somehow feed teammate Terry Rozier, who then lobbed an alley-oop that rookie Guerschon Yabusele finished with a layup.

Yates: It’s Roethlisberger, given his supporting cast. The offensive line is a tenured and cohesive group that has standout players, his receivers are highlighted by arguably the best in the game with Brown and Le’Veon Bell is a game-changer. It’s difficult to pinpoint why Roethlisberger’s most recent struggles (six interceptions over his past two games and just one touchdown) have occurred. Pittsburgh has a tough test to get on track as it faces the league’s best team, Kansas City, this week.

The Memphis Grizzlies also had a stronger track record of exceeding projections early in the Grit n’ Grind era. (Memphis beat its retroactive RPM projection by at least six wins each season from 2009-10 to 2012-13.) To the extent the Grizzlies have exceeded expectations lately, it has often been by outperforming their point differential.

I’d give Memphis a pretty good shot at beating this year’s RPM projection (also 34.8 wins before accounting for schedule) just because it’s so low.

But Smart also knows how much he impacts winning, and box score stats cannot fully quantify his impact. So when Stevens highlighted Smart’s hustle during that recent film session, it resonated with Smart.
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Will Johnson: “Of all the plays Johnny made, that’s the most speechless I’ve been.”

Linebacker Jatavis Brown, the Bolts’ leading tackler, suffered a right foot injury during the opening quarter of last week’s loss to the Eagles. Brown wore a protective boot on Monday but said after the Chargers’ medical staff evaluated him that he would be good to play Sunday against the Giants. However, Brown’s injury status is worth monitoring this week. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Brown wouldn’t practice Wednesday. — Eric D. Williams

McCarron threw an interception. A&M took over and what came next was a play that won’t soon be forgotten: On third-and-goal from the Alabama 10-yard line, Manziel ran into right tackle Jake Matthews, bobbled the football, caught it, rolled to his left and found a wide-open Ryan Swope in the back of the end zone.

Will Johnson: “Of all the plays Johnny made, that’s the most speechless I’ve been.”

Kingsbury: “I just remember the whole crowd was going crazy … and then it was complete silence when Ryan catches that ball.”

Nico Johnson: “When I saw Johnny drop the football, pick it up and shake three or four guys, and rolled out and shook another guy and threw it off his back foot in the back of the end zone for a touchdown, I was like, ‘This is not meant for us to win today, man.’ It had that feeling like nothing would go our way.”

A stunned crowd watched as Alabama went three-and-out and the Aggies marched downfield yet again. Sure enough, just as Sumlin told his players earlier that week, they were up 20-0 — except it was still the first quarter.
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Bartolo Colon designated for assignment by Braves

Veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon has been designated for assignment, the Braves announced Thursday.

The Braves called up left-handed pitcher Rex Brothers from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.

Colon, who returned to action Wednesday after being on the disabled list since June 6, said he felt good in his first game back despite giving up six runs on eight hits with three walks over four innings in a 7-4 loss to the Padres.

“I felt good, I just feel like I’ve kind of hit a rough streak to be honest and it’s tough to just snap out of it,” Colon said through a translator after the game, via ESPN. “The reality is that I’ve been getting hit hard, and that’s the truth and you can’t dance around it.”

Colon, 44, was 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts while dealing with a strained oblique and stiff back this season after being an All-Star with the Mets last year.

A player who is “Designated For Return” must have suffered a major football-related injury or non-football-related injury or illness after reporting to training camp and must have been placed on the applicable Reserve List after 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the final roster reduction.

A player whom the club wishes to designate for return is permitted to return to practice for a period not to exceed 21 days. The club is required to notify the League office that the player has been “Designated For Return” on the first day the player begins to practice. The player cannot be returned to the Active/Inactive List until eight weeks have elapsed since the date he was placed on Reserve.browns_032

College football’s leaping rule could be getting big expansion

23, like the NFL, has a rule designed to prevent players from landing on each other while trying to block kicks. Through what’s known as the “leaping” rule, both the professional and college games prohibit players from running and jumping to block a kick and then landing on another player from either team. The landing portion is key.

In college, that’s probably about to change. The NCAA’s College Football Rules Committee is proposing a rule change that would outlaw defenders running toward the line of scrimmage and hurdling blockers — whether they land on them or not. Such a rule change won’t be official until it gets approval from the NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is slated to discuss it on April 19.

The same rules committee decided not to change the sport’s controversial targeting rule this season. It recommended that players be required to wear kneepads that cover their knees, so players like Pitt’s Ejuan Price might not be able to wear shorts. It also recommended that players’ nameplates be included in the horse-collar tackle rule.

The leaping rule isn’t invoked often, but it can be a big deal.
Michigan State lost a game at Indiana last season after a Spartan defender hurdled Indiana’s protection unit. The Hoosiers kicker missed his field goal attempt in overtime, but he got another try because of the leaping foul, and he hit it.

Watch Michigan State’s No. 34, Drake Martinez, the leaper:

Mount Etna is one of the world’s most-active volcanoes and some adventurous skiers took it on themselves to explore a massive smoldering lava bomb when it came rolling down the slope past them.

When it finally came to a resting spot the skiers got astonishingly close. For all they knew it was a Godzilla egg. Okay, probably not — but we can dream.