NBA Finals 2017: LeBron James ‘stopped caring a long time ago’ about critics

LeBron James has learned a thing or two about concentration after seven consecutive NBA Finals appearances. When asked how his team would recover from a sluggish start to this year’s championship series, a 113-91 loss to the Warriors in Game 1, the Cavs star emphasized one of his secrets to his success is ignoring critics and keeping his focus on the court. Allen Robinson Limited Jersey Myers added, We’ve got a little bit of a runway here to see if things change and when he feels better, we’ll make that determination, but right now, it’s unfortunately status quo. Meaning, he’s doing what he can, but we’re not able to say, I’m not able to say, and most importantly, he’s not able to say he’s able to coach yet and we’re trying and he’s trying. Kerr, who is dealing with complications from two back surgeries he had in 2015, has not coached the Warriors since April 19, in their Game 2 […]

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49ers GM Trent Baalke fired; coach Chip Kelly learns same fate

Chip Kelly met with 49ers ownership following Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks and learned his fate. It was the same as that of general manager Trent Baalke, who was told he was relieved of his duties in San Francisco hours earlier. Baalke confirmed the news to San Francisco radio station KNBR on Sunday. It was the right thing to do. This is a class organization, Baalke, who had been with the 49ers for 12 years, told the radio station. Roethlisberger should also be wary of the Kansas City weather. He’s been terrific in the cold over his career, but this week, Bell sets up as a more reliable element in those conditions. The Chiefs, meanwhile, sit as a very vulnerable run defense. They’re not as bad as Miami, but they still allowed 4.4 yards per carry in the regular season. They’ve lost a key player who could help contain Bell as a runner and receiver in inside linebacker Derrick Johnson. […]

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Prosecutor in Adam Jones case wants to know NFL’s punishment before acting

Matthew Slater Mens Jersey The prosecutor in court proceedings against Adam Pacman Jones for recent incidents in Cincinnati said he’s waiting to see what if anything the NFL does before proceeding with the case. The Bengals cornerback faces charges of assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance for his alleged actions early Jan. 3 at first a downtown hotel and later at the Hamilton County Jail. The harassment with a bodily substance charge Jones allegedly spit on a nurse is a felony charge that could lead to a one-year prison sentence if he is convicted. Jones’ attorneys last week waived his right to a speedy trial, and the judge ruled proceedings would continue Feb. 10. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters told Cincinnati.com he wants to know how the NFL will handle the case. Nick Castellanos Mens Jersey Lynch and Shanahan, as York mentioned, both have ties to the Broncos. The former as a player and […]

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Marshawn Lynch, Skittles and Scotland what’s not to love

Move over Loch Ness Monster there’s a new Beast Mode invading your territory. We’ve found out why Marshawn Lynch, mythical and legendary as ever, was in Scotland popping dangerous wheelies on a bike a couple weeks ago. The retired Seahawks running back was there to spread his Skittles love with a Scottish Lowlands village called Houston and ask them what they felt about Super Bowl 51 being played there next Sunday. The only problem is, you know, the game is in Houston, Texas, United States, and not Houston, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom. Game Mens Jonathan Bernier Jersey Cue the funny disbelief and whatever the villagers said, too. A few history lessons and a few expletives later, Lynch no doubt left Scotland a changed man. The media, meanwhile, is still expecting him to not talk to them at the Super Bowl. That’s when Moseley came in. Jamie who became acquainted with Moseley earlier in his broadcast career asked him to come on […]

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2017 MLB All-Star voting: Bryce Harper continues to lead NL balloting

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to lead all NL All-Star vote-getters in the most recent update of balloting released by MLB on Monday. Paul Martin Elite Jersey Harper, batting .320/.428/.616 with 15 homers and 46 RBIs, became the first NL player to push past 2 million votes, having drawn 2,132,795, according to the update. Nats second baseman Daniel Murphy has the second-most votes at this point at 1,745,231, and Washington teammate Ryan Zimmerman, the NL’s top hitter at .365, leads first basemen with 1,060,532 votes. Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, third among outfield vote-getters, has the slimmest lead among players currently holding starting spots, some 58,000 votes ahead of teammate Ben Zobrist. Mo Alexander Elite Jersey It’s really important. It’s realizing that, when these African-American middle schoolers, they look on TV and they look at the NBA and it’s all African-American guys, they watch football and you’ve got a lot of African-American guys playing. But they flip to a baseball game […]

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Super Bowl 51 is a homecoming for trio of players

As special as the Super Bowl is to most players, it means even more when you can play for an NFL title in your hometown. That is the case for a trio of players this year as New England’s Eric Rowe and Martellus Bennett and Atlanta’s Jake Matthews get to play in Super Bowl 51 just a few miles from where they grew up. Fitzgerald makes a good point, especially after the Cardinals played in the 2012 Hall of Fame Game without a single Hall of Famer in that year’s class. The Cardinals do have former quarterback Kurt Warner in this year’s class, but the foundation for Warner’s Hall of Fame resume is winning a Super Bowl championship with the St. Louis Rams. With the Rams in Los Angeles and former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson headlining the class, the NFL clearly went with the safe choice by choosing the Cardinals to represent Warner while choosing the Cowboys to honor […]

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MVP Matt Ryan was the biggest winner in “Madden” ratings throughout the season.

Authentic Ryan Quigley Jersey The best (and really only) way to get Brady uncomfortable is to get in his face without blitzing. Few defenses are capable of doing that. Jarrett, coming off a strong second season up front as that “other” Clemson 2015 draftee after Beasley, will be critical to the game plan of getting Brady off the spot and into bad, rushed throws. New England’s offensive line has rebounded well from last year’s mess in Denver, but Andrews is its most vulnerable blocker. The Falcons have a much better shot at pressuring Brady there than the edge against either tackle, Nate Solder or Marcus Cannon. They need to get to Brady a few times, or it will be a long night of him sitting back and picking them apart. Authentic Kirk Gibson Jersey MVP Matt Ryan was the biggest winner in “Madden” ratings throughout the season. He began with an 84 Overall rating in “Madden NFL 17,” which ranked […]

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Tom Brady’s pick-six, in frame-by-frame dejection

Before Super Bowl 51, we had rarely seen Tom Brady embarrassed in his playoff career. That changed with one throw and interception return — and something that somewhat resembled a tackle attempt from the GOAT. Elite Womens Tarell Basham Jersey With the Patriots down 14-0 and trying to rally late in the second half, Brady threw an interception to Robert Alford, who scampered for an 82-yard pick-six. That not only put the Patriots down in a three-touchdown hole, but it was also the first pick-6 of Brady’s postseason career, a total of 34 games. Game Jordan Reed Jersey Let’s be clear: This Brady retirement speculation only applies because Patriots beat the Falcons on Sunday. There’s no way the competitive fire that continues to fuel Brady in Year 17 would have allowed him to quit on the heels of another title-game loss. Those two missed opportunities against the Giants still haunt Brady, one of those guys who remembers more about the […]

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer to miss part of OTAs after eye surgery

Mike Zimmer revealed that he recently underwent his eighth eye surgery and will need some time off. Womens Jesse James Jersey The Vikings coach will be absent during part of the team’s upcoming OTAs so he can recover from his latest procedure, the team announced Monday. Given that no publicity is bad publicity, the more cursed the video game, the more it sells. The rule became a point of contention last fall when the Patriots were forced to put tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve after he suffered a back injury late in the season. Since the team had already recalled third-string passer Jacoby Brissett from the IR a week prior, the designation ended his season, negating any chance of a return should he exceed expectations and heal quickly enough to play during New England’s final march to a Super Bowl title. San Francisco, somehow, was even worse. Kaepernick and Gabbert were sacked on 8.74 percent of dropbacks — […]

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NFL is all set to ease up on celebration penalties, but still no twerking

The NFL is going to ease up on celebration penalties … finally. Roger Goodell released a letter that announced group celebrations, going to the ground, using the ball as a prop, etc., will now be allowed. But they’re not going to completely surrender their reputation as the No Fun League. Anything with a little too much sexiness is still going to be verboten, stuff like twerking, hip thrusting, crotch grabbing, etc. Also banned still is anything involving a player mimicking a weapon (no bow-and-arrow shoots) or “prolonged” celebrations (gotta keep that clock moving). According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, dunking on the goal post is still a penalty as well. Gronkowski is also known for his bro personality off the field: He has his own party cruise, he chugged beers “for the fans” at the Patriots’ victory parade, and he loves the number 69. But on the field, he’s different. Last September, head coach Bill Belichick told MMQB that his tight […]

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