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The Yankees boast three of the most powerful outfield arms in the major leagues with Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Judge showed off his arm Friday night in the Bronx.

In four appearances since his 105-mph outing, Hicks has seven strikeouts and zero walks — zero! — in 5 2/3 innings. He’s thrown 19 sliders in that stretch. Sixteen have been for strikes — six swing-and-misses, five called strikes, three foul balls and two in play — and only three have been balls. Only one of those two put in play wound up as a hit.

I can’t help but to think back to that conversation after the Royals game.

This is my first time (as a reliever). I’m experimenting, still, Hicks told me. I think that has something to do with why it isn’t as sharp as it is now. I feel like it’s a really good pitch right now. I’m excited going forward. More strikeouts are going to come.

Guess he knew what he was talking about.

Happ (9-3) allowed four runs and six hits, walked none and struck out eight. The veteran left-hander is the first big league pitcher to record four starts this season with at least eight strikeouts and no walks.

He’s got good life on his fastball, Atlanta’s Nick Markakis said. He’s always been a thorn in the side.

With Toronto well behind in both the AL East and the wild card standings, Happ could be a candidate for a midseason trade to a contender.

I know he’s in demand and I can see why, Toronto manager John Gibbons said. If we were on the other end of it, I’d want him, too.

Happ is in the final season of a three-year, $36 million contract.

I signed to play here and try to help this team get to the playoffs, Happ said. I know there may be rumors out there, but I like it here and my focus is here.

Happ improved 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA in nine career starts against the Braves.

We knew going in it was going to be a tough ride, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said.

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The Seattle Seahawks kicked off mandatory minicamps Tuesday, but took the field without their senior presence on defense.

Given the league’s well-earned reputation for putting the almighty dollar first — and the potential to horn in on the billions of dollars that illegal sportsbooks are believed to rake in yearly in America — it hardly seemed unreasonable.

But while the NBA and MLB have already partnered together to introduce legislation in several states that, if passed, would allow them to get a cut of those profits, Sportscorp Ltd.co-founder Marc Ganis — whose sports business consulting firm has worked closely with the NFL and its owners for years — told Yahoo Sports that America’s biggest sports league is wise for eschewing action at the statewide level in favor of a more holistic approach.

Roger Goodell and the NFL have asked Congress to enact ‘four core principles’ for sports gambling.

More Federal legislation is by far preferable, rather than having to debate this in each state legislature,said Ganis, who is so respected in league circles that he’s jokingly referred to by some as the league’s 33rd owner.

Ingram also said: It’s not added pressure. I was taught you’ve got to speak stuff into existence. If you want to do something, you’ve got to say you’re going to do it and then you’ve got to go do it.

I find this stuff entertaining, but there’s no question that if the Chargers don’t reach the Super Bowl (and I think there’s a chance they do), Ingram will be reminded of this quote.

One question that some players have asked me: Why didn’t the league use its tremendous PR skills and ability to sway public opinion to defend players when their protests first started, namely Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid?

It’s something that’s been discussed privately by players and team officials alike for months. The belief is the league could have done a much better job explaining to fans exactly what the players were protesting and avoided a lot of this mess.

The league did all it could to restore Ray Lewis to prominence. To rehabilitate his image. To put him back in a terrific light…after he PLEADED GUILTY TO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN A MURDER CASE. I saw first hand how hard the league worked at this (featuring him in promotional spots, painting him in the most favorable light, etc.). I never understood it then, I don’t understand it now.

Panthers sticking with what they have at quarterback for now

The Panthers let backup quarterback Derek Anderson walk into free agency — where he remains.

To date, they haven’t replaced him, but they appear in no rush to find a veteran backup for Cam Newton.

King, 61, made the decision in large part to take better care of himself. He had one brother die at 55, while another brother and his father both passed away at 64. One brother had a heart issue, while the other suffered from complications from a kidney. King’s father was a heavy smoker and had lung cancer.

In recent years, King had been not only writing and doing TV, but he was leading the operations of SI.com’s vertical, TheMMQB. The incessant demands of the Internet got to him.

The way it was before we got very web heavy and daily conscious was the draft was over and you maybe worked on one or two stories before training camp, but you didn’t wake up every day and say, ‘You have to feed the monster,’ King said. Now, you do. I’m just not crazy about May, June and July, trying to figure out how we are going to fill up our website for 10 weeks.

With Yiadom’s deal done, the Broncos need to sign first-rounder Bradley Chubb and third-rounder Royce Freeman to wrap up their 10-player class.

It’d be a lot of different things. Honestly, I couldn’t pinpoint one specific thing. My overall game is kind of what I work on every summer, said LeVert, who does plan to pack some more muscle on his spindly 6-foot-7, 203-pound frame. I think this summer, specifically, the most important thing would probably be getting stronger.

LeVert, who fell to the Nets in the draft because of multiple foot injuries, dealt with knee, foot and concussion woes last season. He’s hoping putting in work with the performance team in the offseason will help keep him on the court next season.

I think health is my No. 1 objective. It has been since last year and going into next year it will be as well, said LeVert. I’m very optimistic this season. I feel like we got a lot closer as a team. Guys are getting more comfortable playing with each other. Going forward, I feel like we kind of have some core guys that we’re going to go forward with.

Tsai’s personal fortune keeps growing – his net worth jumping from $8.24 billion last May to $12.1 billion in the latest Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index – and the Nets aren’t the only U.S. sports team he’s looked at spending some of it on.

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The Steelers linebacker on Wednesday shared a photo on Instagram of himself in a wheelchair at the team’s facility as he provided the latest update in his recovery journey.
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Shazier thanked those who have helped him throughout his spinal rehabilitation and revealed that he has resumed taking part in team activities after an extended absence as he works day-by-day to get better.

I want to thank the Lord for the first downs that he has been allowing me to achieve, Shazier wrote. The touchdown is going to come in his timing, but today was a first down. I was finally able to make it to practice with my teammates. It’s great to be back for practices and meetings. Just to be able to feel a part of it means the world. So I’m working harder than I ever have to get back. I’ve been making strides over the past month and continue to make progress.

Shazier suffered a serious spinal injury in a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals and has been recovering from a spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 6.

Despite Shazier’s struggles, his father, Vernon, said his son is improving and has regained feeling in his legs.
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There’s no telling, but Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote this after the 45-42 setback: With Shazier in the lineup, the Steelers allowed two 100-yard rushers through 12 games. They’ve allowed three in the five games since. With Shazier in the lineup, they allowed 17.75 points per game. Without him, they’ve allowed 28 points per game.

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I remember the way he loved to sing and how he taught me to drop-kick a football, how to make the pivot at second base (which I never mastered) and how to finish a combination with a left hook.
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It’ll be interesting to see if Goff can repeat those numbers in Year 3. Opponents have had an entire offseason to break down Sean McVay’s offense and figure out ways to slow down the Rams’ passing game. Goff and McVay will have to adjust to adjustments.聽

The Rams also can’t afford for Goff to go down. Mannion has 235 career passing yards, while Allen has never thrown a pass in a regular-season game. Adding a veteran backup might have helped stabilize the position behind Goff.聽

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The backup situation is also in good shape, with McCoy providing the veteran option with starting experience, and Hogan giving Washington an intriguing young quarterback to develop behind Smith.

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The 49ers linebacker’s hearing was moved from Monday to May 8 so prosecutors can look into the claim made by Foster’s ex-girlfriend that she has a video of herself fighting another woman.

Elissa Ennis originally claimed that Foster was the one who assaulted her, leaving various injuries on her body. However, last week she recanted that claim and said those injuries are from her alleged fight with a woman.

The DA now has the video and is reviewing it before it proceeds with the case.

Additional evidence was provided to the People that warrants further investigation so that we can take this case to a just result, Santa Clara prosecutor Jim Demertzis told reporters. There was a video submitted to the People. Out of respect for Mr. Foster’s due process rights and for the integrity of the ongoing investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment on the evidence other than in the courtroom.

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Former Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers is retiring from football, the Edmonton Eskimos announced.
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LeBron James was naturally a part of it; he operated with much more ease as the Celtics’ defense had to extend to cover the 3-point shooting. James had 19 points and six assists in the first half as the Cavs built a huge lead. He finished with 27 points and 12 assists, making 8 of 12 shots.

When James runs up those assist totals and doesn’t need as many shots, the Cavs are clicking — and probably making 3-pointers. But he also was nicely engaged defensively, setting the tone early on by blocking a couple of shots and showing needed activity. The Celtics were 2-of-10 shooting with four turnovers when James was the primary defender.

As a group, even when things broke down, we just covered for one another, James said. We made them make extra passes. We made them make extra dribbles. We were flying around, and I just happened to be one of the guys on the floor that wanted to fly around, as well.

The Celtics shot just 38 percent over three quarters before garbage time commenced, as they lacked the movement and vigor of the games in Boston. None of their key contributors was active, especially the backcourt of Rozier and Jaylen Brown, who were a combined 8-of-20 shooting.

The Panthers waived him in February, and the Saints claimed him off waivers.

Theus entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick of the 49ers in 2016. He played four games with one start at left tackle in his rookie season.

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The Cavaliers shot 12-of-19 off James’ passes in Game 3, including 6-of-11 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc, per ESPN Stats & Information. Thirteen of those 19 shots were uncontested looks for a Cleveland team that generated a mere 12 uncontested shots off James passes through the first two games.

What’s more, James notched assists for seven different teammates, matching a season high.

I can tell you just from right off the top of my head, there was a lot of breakdown defensively for our group, Horford said. We didn’t have that the first two games. It’s something that we need to address and be better Monday if we want to have any sort of chance of winning.

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Rams rookie running back John Kelly settled a criminal case in Tennessee on Tuesday.
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Kelly was arrested along with then-University of Tennessee teammate Will Ignont after police found marijuana in their car during a traffic stop last October. Kelly was driving the car and, per the Knoxville News Sentinel, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor possession charge in Knoxville on Tuesday.

Rockies starter Chad Bettis allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked three, including Puig with the bases loaded in the first to force in the Dodgers’ second run. The right-hander’s four wins this season have all come on the road.

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Worrilow signed with the Eagles as a free agent this offseason. He spent last season with the Lions and was a member of the Falcons for his first four NFL seasons.

For one night at least, there was a lot to like for the Baltimore Orioles.

Machado, Jones and Trumbo homered, helping Andrew Cashner and the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday.

Today was a total team win, Jones said. When we play fundamentally sound baseball like that, things tend to happen.

Machado hit a line drive to left field in the fourth inning for his 15th homer, moving into a tie for the major league lead with Boston’s Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. Trumbo connected in the fifth against Hector Santiago, and Jones went deep in the sixth after leaving Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Red Sox due to an illness.

Kyle Fuller Game Jersey Cashner (2-5) got his first win since April 5. The right-hander pitched five-plus innings and was charged with two runs and eight hits.

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We won’t know for a while whether Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will be the best of a coveted quarterback draft class, but professional oddsmakers don’t necessarily believe he will make the best debut.
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Take offseason prop bets with a grain of salt. Oddsmakers are banking on Darnold to ride the pine longer than the others because of Josh McCown’s presence. While it’s true that there’s no reason to rush Darnold into the starting lineup, he’ll be under center Week 1 if he proves to the coaches that he can handle the load.

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According to a police report obtained by NFL.com, the arresting officer was alerted to two men, one of whom was Kirk, by a man lying down in a van allegedly damaged by a rock thrown by Kirk and his friend. The man then observed Kirk and his friend throwing rocks at other cars and semi-trucks.

Bryan Little Womens Jersey A Cardinals spokesperson Chris Herndon Jersey acknowledged to NFL.com that the organization was aware of Kirk’s arrest ahead of the draft: We were aware of this incident prior to the draft. We spoke with Christian about it at length and also looked into it independently. Our understanding is that the process will be resolved in the near future but while it remains an active legal matter, we won’t comment further.

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The Carolina Panthers already had their speedy, pass-catching tailback in Christian McCaffrey.聽Now, after signing veteran C.J. Anderson to a one-year deal Monday, they’ve got their bruising, between-the-tackles runner, too.
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I thought this was the best football move for me, Anderson said. The style that Carolina likes to play definitely fits my style and my game.

He was the Broncos’ primary running back last season聽and recorded his first 1,000-yard season. But Anderson has been at his best as part of a platoon, either as the starter or complementary back.聽

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As it stands, Browns head coach Hue Jackson is standing by Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback. It appears that even though the Browns loved Mayfield at the top selection, the Browns recognize the rookie needs time to adjust to a pro-style offense.

It has been reported that Mayfield has been under center more in two days of rookie minicamp than the three full seasons spent at Oklahoma.
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While Mayfield is receiving a crash course playing under center instead of shotgun, it’s likely that Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley won’t rely upon the formation as much in the regular season. Still, Mayfield is committed to mastering it.

Miami Dolphins make Ryan Tannehill risk even bigger with no safety net

Elite Youth John Timu Jersey The Dolphins are making a sizable gamble on Ryan Tannehill with the hope that he not only produces a nice comeback story after a major knee injury, but also immediately start playing the best football of his life at 30.