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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Felix Hernandez congratulated Adrian Beltre on 3,000 hits in the middle of an inning

On Sunday, Adrian Beltre notched his 3,000th career hit in MLB. On Monday, the Rangers played the Mariners and faced Felix Hernandez on the mound. In a previous life, Beltre and Hernandez were teammates in Seattle.

While they are still friends and mess around almost every time they face off, this at-bat was slightly more poignant than their other games opposite each other.

Keuchel is 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 11 starts for Houston this season, but last pitched in a major league game on June 2. The 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner will start Friday’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.

The Astros have been rumored all season to be interested in several top starting pitchers on the market, though their in-house options have done just fine. Houston leads the American Cheap Nike Eagles Jerseys League with a 3.86 starters ERA, and at 67-33 is miles ahead of the rest of the AL for best record.

Getting Keuchel back will certainly bolster that, though it doesn’t necessarily mean the Astros are out of the pitching trade market. This is a team that added several veterans during the offseason — Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and Josh Reddick among them — to an already stacked cast of stellar young talent. Houston still might want to make its postseason starting rotation even stronger, and it Cheap Qld Basketball Jerseys certainly has the pieces to do so.

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Bryce Harper hit his 150th career home run…at the exact same age Mike Trout hit his

Well, isn’t that something? On Monday night, Bryce Harper hit his 150th career home run in the fourth inning against the Marlins. He is 24 years and 295 days old.

That statistic is pretty impressive, and would be whether or not there was something else cool about it, because 150 homers before you turn 25 isn’t anything to scoff at.

Of course, we wouldn’t be writing and publishing this post if there weren’t something else cool about that statistic, and the headline probably gave it away for you already.

As we noted in our Adrian Beltre Encyclopedia, Beltre and Hernandez mess Cheap New Zealand Warriors Jerseys with each other every chance they get. It could be conversations from the Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality dugout to the mound, keeping tabs on who wins each at-bat, or just some plain old goofing off.

After Beltre got his 3,000th hit, Hernandez paused the game to congratulate him at home plate. Things like that make the friendship great.

There’s also the faux-feud side of things, though, where they are still joking but it’s just a shade less lighthearted than at other times. In the video above, you can absolutely see that coming through in their interactions.

Although the famously parsimonious front-office might have balked at using $2-5 million annually to lure Ichiro and/or convince Orix to part ways with him, Woody Woodward stated that the expected budget was around $50 million. Perhaps another move would have been necessitated, such as shedding the contract of Paul Sorrento ($1.5 million) or Norm Charlton ($2.9 million), but Sorrento had capable replacements including Mike Blowers, while Charlton, understandably a tough sell considering his track record, would end up below replacement level in 1997, reminding us all to never trust relievers. The money could have been found, and in the Nintendo-funded sandbox I invite you to play in with me, it was.

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The feud between Orbit and Chris Archer ends with Archer getting scared out of his britches

The Rays’ Chris Archer and Astros mascot Orbit have been going back and forth with pranks this week during the series in Texas. The player-mascot feud involved everything from Declarations of Unfriendliness to water balloons to humorous T-shirts.

With each game, a new and fun prank was volleyed from one side to the other. After the final matchup of the two teams this season, everything seemed to be wrapped up until next year.

She’s playing on the Philadelphia Phillies, representing the Mid-Atlantic region in the Junior Baseball bracket of the RBI World Series.

MLB’s RBI program, which stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, is currently holding its World Series in Cincinnati, where both baseball and softball divisions compete for the top prize.

Even if it’s been a while since the public has seen Mo’ne on the mound, she of course hasn’t stopped pitching in the last few years. And she looks just as ready to dominate as usual.

The Phillies lost their first game in the East division to Chicago by only one run, which stemmed from a rough inning on Mo’ne’s part, but they’ll play again later on Tuesday night against Arizona and try to get a win back there. With Mo’ne Davis on their side, don’t count Cheap MLB Jerseys Free Shipping them out just yet.

Welcome to the 2017 Home Run Derby, where there should be dingers aplenty. We’re kicking things off with an introduction brought to you by Miami’s DJ Irie, who played some very Cheap NBA Jerseys Miami sounds while the eight competitors stood on a stage on the mound.

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The Yankees made fun of their 3rd base coach after he fell waving runners home

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets mocked. And then it’s just fun.

On Wednesday, Yankees third base coach Joe Espada was so focused on waving runners around to home that he fell along the third base line.

He wasn’t hurt badly or anything, which is why everybody can laugh at it. Including the entire team.

He is the first Mets pitcher in a full nine years to steal a base, with the last being Oliver Perez in 2008.

However, it’s not so out of the question that Darvish would allow a steal, even if a pitcher steal is much more rare. He allowed 16 stolen bases before being traded, enough to be ranked 2nd in the AL in that category behind only White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey.

In the NL, his 16 steals allowed is good enough for a 3rd place ranking between Jake Arrieta and Jaime Garcia.

So if deGrom was going to try and go for it with anyone on the mound, Darvish was actually a pretty good option.

With the benefit of hindsight, it’s easy to point and laugh at the Heathcliff Slocumb trade because it didn’t work out. The Mariners got an erratic reliever for a season and a half, and the Red Sox got Derek Lowe, Jason Varitek, and two World Series championships. But that’s not entirely fair.

There’s some context to explore. While it seems devastating in retrospect that the Cheap Long Sleeve Soccer Jerseys Mariners traded a future franchise catcher and a pitcher who made an All-Star team as both a reliever and a starter, and it seems inconceivable that they traded them for a closer with a 5.79 ERA who had allowed 95 baserunners in 46 ? innings, it’s not like …

Actually, there’s no way to gloss over that part. Literally 95 baserunners Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale in 46 ? innings. Holy moly.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017: Canton hits all levels with Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker didn’t shy away from the long-term vision for the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

“Those two guys are full of knowledge and played so many snaps in this game,” Short said. “You want to ask those guys as much questions as you could. You’re trying to get to that level where they’re at.”

Because Peppers is a quiet person, Short joked he has to “pull stuff out of him.”

“If you want the information, you have to ask him, but he leads by example as well,” Short said. “Just picking his brain here and there, on the field, off the field, in the classroom, what he used to do and what he’s doing now. There’s just a lot of information and you have to take it all in and write some stuff down.”

During his career Peppers, who ranks fifth all-time with 143 1/2 sacks, has terrorized quarterbacks. He doesn’t even need to rush the passer to be Cheap Zach Parise Jerseys intimidating.

“He might be one of the biggest human beings I’ve ever seen in my life,” Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson said. “I joke about it, but we called a reverse when I was playing in Arizona in the preseason and I Cheap Youth NBA Jerseys was supposed to block him. I came around the corner and was like, ‘Hmm, no.’

“I turned and looked and thought, ‘I’m not cutting him,’ because that’s not the right thing to do.

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Dolphins will push for top choice Jay Cutler if Ryan Tannehill is done, report says

Ryan Tannehill’s season with the Dolphins is still up in the air, but the team is preparing to make a hard run at former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler if Tannehill needs surgery, reported.

As of right now, the Dolphins have Cutler pegged as their top choice to bring in, even though Cutler has reportedly indicated he is reluctant to return to the field.

“There are a couple of issues that might or might not fall — and that’s going to be up to the league to the decide — under the behavioral guidelines,” Jones said during Thursday’s broadcast. “But in my opinion, we’re preparing our team for Zeke and should.”

Elliott was never charged in the alleged 2016 assault, but that’s not the only issue Elliott has had off the field. He was cited in April for speeding after getting clocked at 100 mph in a 70-mph zone and stands accused of punching a nightclub DJ last weekend in Dallas, though Dallas police have suspended that investigation because the accuser was not cooperative.

“The domestic violence is not an issue,” Jones said. “Zeke has had some other things that have been looked at and are being looked at. But from the domestic violence issue, there’s not an issue. I think that my hope is that Zeke is with us opening night, and I don’t want to get into anything that might in any way influence negatively Cheap Jerseys Made In USA that decision from the league office.

“I hope — really hope — that it be immediately,” Jones Cheap Jerseys Ireland added. “I think that we will see that imminently.”

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