Ron Rivera: Cam Newton ‘made a mistake’ by laughing at reporter

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Thursday said quarterback Cam Newton “made a mistake” when the 2015 NFL MVP made light of a female reporter for asking a serious football question.

Ezekiel Elliott (3.5 yards per carry) and Dez Bryant (10.4 yards per catch) have looked a little sluggish. Playing against the Rams, who just allowed 39 points in a win over the 49ers, could help get them going.

With Dak Prescott regaining his form at Arizona and the defense performing better than expected, the Cowboys should continue their regular-season home winning streak this week.

— What are the odds … Raiders quarterback Derek Carr bounces back against the Broncos?

For a short time this offseason, Carr was the highest-paid player in the NFL. (That honor now belongs to Detroit’s Matthew Stafford.) Carr is expected to lead the Raiders to the playoffs this season, but has thrown for only 610 yards through three games.

He threw for only 118 yards — with two interceptions — in last week’s loss to the Redskins. It was the eighth multi-interception game of Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys his career. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is banged up, and the Raiders face a tough test on Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys the road against the Broncos’ “No Fly Zone” secondary.

Expect Carr to get things going at some point this season, but not in Denver.

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UCLA’s gigantic comeback vs. A&M began at the exact same second as the Patriots’ in the Super Bowl

UCLA’s 34-point comeback to beat Texas A&M was the second biggest in the history of college football (only 2006 Michigan State’s 35-pointer against Northwestern can top it). Once you factor in stakes, it was still only the second biggest football upset of the 2017 calendar year, though.

The last time these two teams met was in the AFC Championship last season, and it seems appropriate that the first game back is a chance for Kansas City to earn back a bit of their pride. The Chiefs actually hold the all-time lead between the two, claiming 17-13-1 record in the series, and they’re banking on rookie rusher Kareem Hunt to fill in for Jamaal Charles this season. Hunt will face one of his toughest tests this year during his regular season NFL debut.

Of course the Saints still have Coby Fleener who will be in his second year with the team, and I’d expect Fleener to get the majority of targets at the position. But I can still certainly see Hill easily surpassing his career best for catches (16) and receiving yardage (176), while potentially exceeding his high water mark of five touchdowns as well.

He might not make the Pro Bowl, but I do think Josh Hill will take a big leap forward in his production. That is why I chose him to be the Saints’ breakout player of 2017.

Sixty-seven seconds into the first round, Matt Mitrione and Fedor Emelianenko collided with simultaneous right hands that knocked both fighters to the canvas. Mitrione scrambled to his feet first and seven seconds later landed another right hand that knocked the Cheap Team Baseball Jerseys 40-year-old Russian Cheap Soccer Jerseys unconscious, securing Mitrione the biggest victory of his career.

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Sounds like a small thing, but it isn’t.

The physicality of playing tight end may present Thomas with a few more challenges than a guy like Pryor had moving to wide receiver, but Thomas will be fine long as the Bills put him in positions to succeed.

He may not be quite as athletic as Pryor — hell, who is? — but Thomas’ combine numbers were still pretty impressive. He ran a 4.61, had a vertical leap of 35.5 inches, and a short shuttle of 4.16 seconds. He did those things at the combine at 248 pounds and now he is listed at just two pounds heavier, so I don’t imagine he lost much if any of that athleticism with his change in position. So just off his combination of size and athleticism alone, it’s very plausible that Thomas could develop into a legit match-up problem in the passing game. All that is left to find out is if he can catch.

Tyrone Crawford is a guy who I thought would provide some good pressure from the 3-technique position, but that hasn’t really happened. He actually looked much better when he was out at left defensive end. Demarcus Lawrence has a lot of ability, but he had only one sack last season even though he started nine games.

The guy who actually led the Cowboys in sacks last year, defensive end Benson Mayowa, isn’t really getting much attention right now. Dallas selected Taco Charlton in the first round to play defensive end, which may be overshadowing Mayowa. The Cowboys also have the recently suspended David Irving, who usually balls when he gets opportunities at defensive end, so maybe that has also dominated the Cheap Packer Jerseys conversation about Dallas’ defensive line. Mayowa, however, was the only guy who had at least six sacks last Cheap Nike Jerseys year out of all of the Cowboys’ defensive linemen, so I wouldn’t sleep on him this year.

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What I love about him is his effort.

He looks like a Mack truck running down the field and chasing down plays. He isn’t afraid to dive to try to get a guy on the ground. Whatever it takes to stop the ball carrier, McGee is not only able, but willing to do on most plays.

He also has good technique which allows him to anchor down and not get pushed around on those occasions when he is called on to go down the middle of somebody.

I gotta tell you, I think he is a perfect fit for a Washington defense that has been much maligned of late. After losing their nose tackle Chris Baker to Tampa Bay this offseason, Washington needed a replacement like McGee who could come in and be just as good of a run defender, while maybe being an upgrade as far as a pass rusher.

His 2012 wasn’t as good, but led to his only Pro Bowl selection to date and set him up for a massive contract extension. Cruz re-signed with New York for five years and $43 million, though he’d never perform up to the expectations of that big deal — or the two seasons that preceded it.

While he played well in 2013, his 2014 season ended in disaster. A torn patellar tendon ended his year after just six games. While he planned to return early in 2015, a calf injury suffered during rehab kept him from the field entirely.

He returned to the gridiron in 2016, but the speed and explosiveness that Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys defined his early success struggled to return. He had just 39 receptions for 586 yards, providing key depth but failing to live up to the big money he was due over the tail end of the contract. The Giants released him early in the 2017 offseason, clearing $7.5 million in cap Cheap Moto X Jerseys space along the way.

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Chiefs vs. Patriots 2017 odds: New England begins Super Bowl defense as strong favorite

The New England Patriots are 6-0 straight up and 4-2 against the spread in their last six home games against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots will begin their Super Bowl championship defense with a home game against the Chiefs on Thursday night.

In the first quarter, a screenshot appeared that made FSU quarterback Deondre Francois look a heck of a lot like Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

If you don’t remember, when Newton was at Auburn, he led the Tigers to a comeback victory, after falling down 24-0 in the second quarter.

Rivers has satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a small refrigerator and a 40-inch television that makes his new SUV the “best QB room [he’s] ever been in.”

He’ll also have to pay a driver’s salary, but Rivers is due to make $14 million in 2017, so he shouldn’t have any problem fitting it into his budget.

“My two biggest things were my family time and my preparation and what I owe this football team,” Rivers told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I was not going to sacrifice either of them in any big proportion. I can look at all the pluses and minuses and say, ‘OK. This does it.’ This allows me to get home in the six to seven hours, which is when I got home the last 11 years, and it allows me Cheap Jordan Jerseys For Sale to watch all or more of the film I watched before.”

Rivers is a father of eight children and told Cheap Kyrie Irving Jerseys the Union-Tribune that he considered moving to Orange County but felt like his mobile film room was a much more hassle-free way to avoid a move. His new awesome SUV is a good solution.

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NFL vice president Jon Runyan said that it’s the linebacker’s history that led to the harsh discipline

With the offseason pickup of former Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe, it looks like Jarrett will now be able to move primarily to three technique for this season.* I think you are going to see him vault himself into the elite defensive tackle discussion with his play there.

With his phenomenal short area quickness as well as impeccable pad level, Jarrett is going to be hell on a guard now that he gets to shoot upfield in his gap most plays. And Poe’s presence is going to demand a lot of attention too, which means opposing centers won’t always be in a rush to help the guard trying to block Jarrett, lest Poe end up making the play.

“We’ve been focused on everything going on back home,” O’Brien said. “We’ve been truly inspired by the resilience we have seen as people continue to deal with what’s going on.

“I’ve seen numerous heroic acts, everything we’ve seen on the TV from the first responders to just neighbors helping neighbors. It’s incredible to all of us and that’s what it’s all about. Houston is a strong community.”

“This is not your first offense with respect to illegal Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Site hits to defenseless players,” Runyan said in a letter to Burfict announcing the punishment. “To the contrary, this incident is consistent with your pattern of egregious safety-related violations including your hit on a defenseless Cheap Jerseys UK player during the 2015 Wild Card game and your hit against a Baltimore tight end away from the play on Jan. 3, 2016.

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That hasn’t quite been the case so far in his first two seasons in the league.

Orchard is technically kind of a tweener because while he is 6’4, he only weighs 255 pounds. That worked out just fine when he was an outside linebacker his first two seasons because it allowed him to play in space more and not have to worry about getting double teamed by an offensive tackle and tight end, one of the hardest things for most tweeners to do. But Orchard always played the run pretty stoutly, so I don’t worry about the change to defensive end being hard for him, especially since that’s what he played in college.

The one thing that is going to be hard to predict is how much playing time Orchard will get. One would assume Garrett is starting at defensive end on one side and Ogbah on the other.

That made his evaluation really frustrating because when he did get opportunities he made plays. I mean the guy averaged over 24 yards a reception, which is fucking insane at any level of football. He had 10 touchdowns on just 40 catches which was also absurd. Because of all Cheap Jerseys Outlet Shop that untapped potential, I figured Dorsett’s best days would be ahead of him in the NFL where teams were more likely to actually throw him the ball.

His rookie year he got off to a slow start. He missed five games in the regular season, didn’t have any starts, only caught 18 balls, and averaged a paltry 12.5 yards per catch to go with one touchdown. Not exactly what Indianapolis expected when it took him in the first Cheap Jerseys Shop round.

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Virginia Beach wasn’t great at anything

George Hill was pretty decent for the Knights. He averaged 16 points, eight assists, and four rebounds while shooting 40 percent from three. C.J. Miles was effective on the wing, averaging 12 points and five boards with a team-best 43 percent mark on three-pointers. Lou Williams chipped in 15 points and five assists off the bench. Both Robin Lopez and Taj Gibson got north of eight boards per game, but nobody got to 10.

Tyler Johnson, formerly of the Heat, led the revamped Sonics. Johnson’s counting stats were fine: 17 points, six assists, and four rebounds as a full-time point guard. But he had a shaky 48.4 effective field goal percentage, so he wasn’t efficient at all. Wes Matthews was good for 15, four, and five. Jamal Crawford contributed an extremely Jamal Crawford 11 points on nine shots per game off the bench.

Virginia Beach wasn’t great at anything, but the Sonics’ success came from elite team defense. They gave up 103.1 points per 100 possessions, third-best in the league behind the Rockets and Warriors. Lopez, Gibson, and John Henson combined for about five blocked shots per game. They were a really sturdy front line.

It’s one thing for James to play with younger players — Irving was only 22 years old when James returned to the Cavaliers. But the circumstances now are different. The Cavs are considering first- or second-year prospects who won’t be fully developed in time to compete for a title with James.

James is focused on winning rings, and he needs the players around Texas Rangers Cheap Jerseys him to do the same. It’s unrealistic to ask most first- or second-year players to contribute in any meaningful way in deep playoff runs.

James knows that. That’s why he pushed for the Cavs to trade Andrew Wiggins Sports Cheap Jerseys to Minnesota for Kevin Love and, eventually, gave his blessing on the Dion Waiters trade.

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The game had really been a disappointment up until this moment.

This movie came out in December 2000, a year and a half after the U.S. won the Women’s World Cup. The date is important*, because four months after Buddy’s team wins the state championship, there’s another Women’s World Cup. In the Air Bud Cinematic Universe, the “every four years” World Cup time frame doesn’t exist. You could argue that the filmmakers took artistic license, but this seems a bit much.

*The movie is indeed set in 2000, because I double-checked the small print on a spinning newspaper transition.

Anyway, at the 2001 Women’s World Cup final, the United States and Norway have gone on to a penalty shootout to decide the champion. Briana Scurry — who, in real life, made a crucial save for the U.S. in the 1999 final’s shootout — gets injured, leaving everyone worried until the camera pans over to Air Bud, who substitutes for Scurry and clinches the match for the U.S. with his own save.

The video thumbnail above is almost the exact angle I had. I was behind the basket, just a few rows up. My mum surprised me with the best seats you could apply for in the Olympic ticket lottery.

The game had really been a disappointment up until this moment. Team USA was already pretty weak if you’re a 15-year-old who was hoping to see Kobe and Shaq make the trip. But all of that washed away when Carter didn’t just put Weis on a poster, he etched the image into stone.

The crowd exploded when this happened. Cheering and screaming was almost endless. It was a cacophony or realization that we’d all just seen something that might never happen again. The clip Order Cheap Jerseys was replayed over, and over, and over again on the screen in the arena — each time being met with more applause.

One family in front of my friend and I said they were going to “talk to Vince” after Personalized Cheap Jerseys the game. I assumed they were fans hoping to meet Carter and get his autograph. They ended up being Gary Payton’s family and extended family.

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the Mavs need Noel just as much as he needs a big contract from them.

Wiggins hasn’t fully lived up to his potential, but he’s a solid NBA player at just 22 years old on a budding roster. He has talent and has increased his scoring output in each season Buy Cheap Jerseys Online he’s played in the NBA.

He still has to become a more well-rounded player, but the scoring is there and, quite simply, fans like points. He’s already participated in a dunk contest and has solidified himself as a high flyer in the league, which consumers also love.

Fellow young center Steven Adams inked a four-year, $100 million deal with the Thunder last season. But Oklahoma City took advantage of the one-time cap spike to sign their bruiser. This year’s market provided teams no such luxury.

Regarldess, the Mavs need Noel just as much as he needs a big contract from them. As Dallas transitions to a fresh, young core of Harrison Barnes, Seth Curry, and Dennis Smith Jr., stability up front with a versatile big man is a necessity.

The athletic, rim-protecting big man averaged 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 22 minutes per game for the Mavericks last year after the 76ers dealt him at midseason. But as a restricted free agent, Noel has garnered no maximum-contract interest from opposing teams. For that reason, Dallas hasn’t been keen on offering the 23-year-old big man a contract he won’t get elsewhere, especially when it can match any offer from another team.

Noel’s max contract would be worth around $146 million over five years from Dallas. That’s a lot of money to invest in a center who hasn’t stayed healthy enough to burst onto the scene as the star some tabbed him to be when Philly drafted him No. 6 overall in 2013. It is unknown what Dallas has offered Noel to date, but his former agent, Happy Walters, was “very disappointed with where things stand” and “still waiting on a serious offer” in mid July.

It’s also unclear what Noel’s number is, but even if it’s $20 million New York Jets Cheap Jerseys less than the max, that’s still a lot of money.

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