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MLB All-Star Game 2017: Best players not on an All-Star roster … yet

The MLB All-Star Game rosters have been announced, and as always, there were more deserving players than roster spots available. You can see the rosters by clicking here, and in this space we’ll tell you the guys who didn’t make the cut.

Yet, that is. As you baseball fans know, we’ll see a Cheap Quality Jerseys lot of subtractions (for injury reasons) and additions to fill those spots. Basically, consider this a list of potential substitutions for the All-Star Game in Miami on July 11.

But before the season began, Henke had decided he would hang up his spikes at year’s end. In fact, Henke and his wife Kathy had discussed him retiring after a tough 1994 season with the Rangers in which he’d dealt with a back injury before players went out on strike in August.

“I told Kathy, I said, ‘You know what? I think I’m done. I’m tired of all the politics in baseball and all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes.’ I said, ‘I’d just as soon go home and be with the family,’” Henke told Sporting News in a phone interview from his Taos, Mo., home.

Only a call from the Cardinals in the months before the 1995 season changed Henke’s mind. Teams would call Henke for two to three years thereafter, trying to coax him back, with Tony La Russa particularly keen. But Henke knew he was done. For one thing, he didn’t want to become another player who hung on too long. He went out on top.

“It’s nice to be remembered in that light,” Henke said. “People remember your last year and they remember how dominant and how good you were that year. They attribute it to the rest of your life, almost. That’s a nice thing, it really is, instead of having people say, ‘Well, you hung on too long.’”

It’s funny, though. Henke’s decision might have cost him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Big3: Ranking the best former NBA stars in Ice Cube’s new pro league

Week two of the Big3 continues Sunday when Ice Cube brings his newly founded professional three-on-three basketball league to the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

The Big3, which features former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Charles Oakley, Chauncey Billups and Gary Payton, is in its inaugural season. After Cheap Pirates Jerseys seeing the majority of players hoop for the first time in years, it’s time to rank the top 10 players participating in the three-on-three league.

Criteria focuses primarily on career accolades (both team and individual), stat totals, NBA longevity and current age. With that in mind, here are a few guys who just missed the cut: Ricky Davis, Larry Hughes, Jason Williams and Deshawn Stevenson.

According to Ed Werder on the latest episode of the Doomsday Podcast, Favre could have donned #4 in Dallas long before the days of Dak. The Cheap Qld Reds Jerseys Favre-to-Dallas bit starts right before the 30:00 mark:

Werder: I’ve also played golf with Tony before he was, before he was Tony. Before he was Tony, I played golf with Tony Romo. He talked about during the round about how the Cowboys had had an interest in trading for Favre late in his career when he was available, Parcells was the coach.

I said, “Oh yea, I kind of heard that.” And he said, “Well you know, the deal went dead when the Packers asked for me to be in the trade.”

And now I’m like, “Oh really the Cowboys didn’t trade for Favre because they didn’t want to give you up?” And maybe it was true as it turns out, right? He was good enough as it turns out! He had a hell of a good career!
Bill Parcells was the Dallas Cowboys Head Coach from 2003-2006, which happen to be Tony Romo’s first four (how coincidental is that?) seasons in the blue and silver. In that stretch of time the Packers went 10-6, 10-6, 4-12 (the season they drafted Aaron Rodgers), and 8-8.

Big Baller Brand already selling $500 ZO2’s with Lakers color scheme

“I told you. From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker.” LaVar Ball, NBA Draft night 2017.

Now, whether or not Zeus and Jesus told LaVar Ball that his son Lonzo would be drafted No. 2 overall by the Lakers is a matter for discussion some other day. But if nothing else, that revelation gave LaVar’s Big Baller Brand plenty of lead time to prep its latest shoe offering.

Yes, the ZO2’s have now been released in a Lakers’ color scheme. They are available online now, but will be able to ship by All-Star weekend 2018 — which is where? Would you believe that it’s in Los Angeles?

10:36 p.m. Beau Jordan gets the hardest-hit ball of the night for the Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Tigers, right into centerfielder Nick Horvath’s glove. Terrible way to end the inning, but the Tigers do trim the lead to 2-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Once again, errors cost LSU.

Beau Jordan is up to bat. Can he get these Tigers back in gear?

Gators get the 4-6-3 double play — and the tying run was called back to third because of runner interference from Jake Slaughter at second. LSU has two outs and the tying run at third, but Florida has sucked the wind from these Tigers.

Jake Slaughter reaches base for the second time this game, singling to left, advancing Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys Josh Smith to third. LSU has runners on the corners and you can see doubt creeping in Michael Byrne’s face.

It’s starting to rain in Omaha. The last thing ANYONE wants in Omaha is rain.

Josh Smith rips an RBI-double to finally get LSU on the board. It’s 2-1 Gators, but the Tigers have all the momentum with no outs and the tying run on second.

Ezekiel Elliott reveals nude ESPN The Magazine Body Issue shot

Ezekiel Elliott is the latest athlete to shed his clothes and bare all for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue.

The 2017 issue hits newsstands on July 7, but the Dallas Cowboys running back gave fans an early preview, posting this image to Twitter on Monday:

“The ninth annual Body Issue celebrates and showcases the athletic form. Its release will include photos, interviews and videos with some of the biggest names in sports.”

Elliott, Julian Edelman and Javier Baez are among the 23 athletes featured in the magazine.

This is an interesting fit for the Celtics at No. 3, as they pick up the No. 2 player on my board. Coach Brad Stevens does as good a job as any coach in the league at creating mismatches on offense, and Tatum is an absolute matchup nightmare at 6-8 with tremendous athletic fluidity. He’s also known as an extremely hard worker, and he has a good chance to reach his All-Star ceiling with the Celtics.

This is an absolutely perfect mesh of talent and fit for Phoenix. Jackson gives them an explosive athlete, high-level defender and elite level competitor to pair with Devin Booker on the wing. It’s hard to imagine a better way for them to utilize their selection here than picking up the No. 3 overall player in this draft in Jackson. This is a home run.

Another absolute home run for the team selecting here. The Kings don’t have a point guard signed for next season, and Fox is an exceedingly high level one. Fox is explosive with Cheap China Jerseys high character and good basketball IQ. He’ll mesh well with Buddy Hield in the backcourt and also help to Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys facilitate the development of the Kings’ young frontcourt players.

Derek Jeter-led group short on money to buy Marlins, report says

Derek Jeter’s group is short of the more than $1 billion needed to buy the Miami Marlins, he told MLB Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

Citing an unidentified person familiar with the negotiations, The AP said Jeter met with MLB and Marlins officials in New York to give them an update on his effort to raise the $1.3 billion bid to buy the team.

Schwarber, 24, is slashing at just .171/.295/.378, though he has 12 homers and 28 RBIs. Perhaps most telling, Schwarber has struck out 75 times in 222 at-bats.

His stay at Triple-A Iowa isn’t expected to last long, according to the report, but it should give him a chance to sort things out away from the limelight — and pressure — of a defending World Series champion team that hasn’t found its stride this season, either.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs also will place outfielder Jason Heyward (scraped hand) on the 10-day disabled list and bring up pitcher Dylan Floro and outfielder Mark Zagunis from Iowa to take the roster spots.

Safety Eric Reid is the most familiar name in the defensive backfield, but his playmaking has been disappointing the last two seasons, capped by a torn biceps that cut short his 2016 season. His tackling and other stats have been good relative to other 49ers defenders, but Reid, in a contract Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids steelers_127year, hasn’t lived up his younger ballhawk self.

That has opened the door for Jimmie Ward, the first-round pick a year later Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys in 2014, to move and take over at free safety. Lynch, as a former standout safety, loves Ward’s versatility to the point it’s make-or-break for Reid lining up next to him.

Watch: Fan yells ‘Deport Roger Goodell’ during PGA tournament

Patriots nation still hasn’t forgiven NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for that whole Deflategate saga. Even Pats owner Robert Kraft told the New York Post last week, “I don’t hold grudges, but I never forget.”

One Patriots fan found a creative way to express his dislike for Goodell Sunday. During the final round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., a man with a New England accent yelled, “Deport Roger Goodell!” after Boo Weekley hit a shot from the 13th fairway.

Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their Unrestricted Free Agents to whom the “May 9 Tender” was made. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2017.

Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their Restricted Free Agents, including those to whom the “June 1 Tender” was made. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2017.

Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their drafted rookies. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys steelers_122in the NFL in 2017.

Rookie Experience Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all 2017 rookies.

At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his prior club for the 2017 season, and such contract cannot be extended until Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal after the club’s last regular season game.

LeBron caught everyone napping on an inbounds pass.

Love ends the half with 22 points (seven 3-pointers). Kyrie Irving has 17. LeBron only has eight, but it doesn’t matter. This has the feel of a January game, and the Celtics are playing for the fourth time in five nights.

over two defenders for a LeBron layup.

Boston cuts Cleveland’s lead to 47-38 just past the midway point of the second. Maybe we’ll have a game?

Crowder has three fouls and Amir Johnson’s shoulder hurts. When it rains, it pours. Oh, and LeBron caught everyone napping on an inbounds pass.

But of all the issues listed here, turnovers figure to be among the easiest for the Cavs to fix.

They won’t have 20 turnovers next game,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said, via the New York Daily News.

Transition defense. The Cavs were outscored in transition, 26-10. They didn’t hustle back on defense a lot, and they often chose to guard Golden State’s 3-point shooters and ignore Kevin Durant as he drove down the middle of the lane for an uncontested dunk.

Said Lue, “It’s a different dynamic when you have Kevin Durant pushing the ball in transition and you have Steph and Klay on the wings.”

On Saturday morning’s SportsCenter, ESPN analyst P.J. Carlesimo pointed out several instances where the Cavaliers were outhustled on Warriors fast breaks.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of this guy. Despite some concerns over his on-field demeanor (and that whole stupid boat thing), there’s no doubt that Beckham is one of the best receivers in the game. Still only 24 years old, the sky is the limit for Beckham, who’s the focal point for Basketball Cheap Jerseys the Giants entire offense. Eli Manning finally has the big-play threat he lacked for several years prior to this draft. steelers_034

The Falcons had the benefit of decent depth at most positions heading into this offseason.

Anchors like safety Harrison Smith and cornerback Xavier Rhodes make the entire secondary (and the defense overall) more solid. That said, the other spots haven’t solidified completely, even with high draft picks (Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander) on hand.

Terence Newman, Zimmer’s longest-standing disciple on the Vikings, is back, which says a lot about him and how much he means to the secondary. Captain Munnerlyn moved on in free agency. A lot of youngsters need to separate themselves to match the level of play of Smith and Rhodes.

The mistake Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith made when building the Falcons’ roster together was overlooking the defense to create an explosive offense.

The Falcons had the benefit of decent depth at most positions heading into this offseason. It freed them up to prioritize keeping key players who were set to hit free agency, like wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, a major contributor to Atlanta’s top-scoring offense last year, and tackle Ryan Schraeder, who has been a reliable fixture on the right side of the line.

The biggest question for the Falcons going into the season is how the departure of Kyle Shanahan will impact things. Shanahan was hired Cheap Bike Jerseys to be the San Francisco 49ers head coach after the Falcons lost the Super Bowl because he didn’t want to run the dang ball. Steve Sarkisian was hired to take his place.

Part of the reason the team went with Sarkisian to fill Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys the offensive coordinator role is because he can orchestrate essentially the same offense Atlanta ran last season, with some tweaks. There will probably be less emphasis on the fullback and more on the tight ends, but otherwise, the scheme should remain similar to the one the Falcons experienced so much success in last season.

The other element of the culture Quinn has brought to the Falcons carries over to the locker room.

Former NFL WR James Hardy III found dead in Indiana river

Despite a relatively disappointing 2016 season and the lingering what-to-do-with-Sheldon-Richardson question, the Jets’ defensive line remains the strength of the roster. New York gave up the fewest yards per carry before contact last year, according to Pro Football Focus, and the line will look the same this season, barring a Richardson move.

Though the Jets run a base 3-4 defense, they often line up with four hands in the dirt. That’ll continue to be the case, especially with Steve McLendon returning from injury at defensive tackle. The team also hopes end Muhammad Wilkerson can return to Pro Bowl form now that he’s entering the season at full health.

The tricky part about blocking the Jets’ front is the versatility of Richardson, Wilkerson, Leonard Williams and even McLendon. The first three in particular can and do line up at any position on the line. The ends are especially tough to contain when they line up inside the tackles for passing situations.

Anthony Johnson, Lawrence Thomas and Deon Simon (nose) will provide depth on the defensive line, as will free agency acquisition Mike Pennel.

The body of former NFL wide receiver James Hardy III was identified Thursday after being pulled out of the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Wednesday, according to Fort Wayne’s NBC.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified his body after a plant Cincinnati Reds Cheap Jerseys worker discovered his body in a log jam.

Hardy III was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and spent four years in the league. He played for the Buffalo Bills from 2008-10, then played for the Baltimore Ravens Design Cheap Jerseys in 2011, though he never took a snap for the team. He attempted to play in the Arena Football League in 2012 and 2013.

Hardy was born in Fort Wayne and attended high school at Fort Wayne Elmhurst before starring at Indiana University.

Colin Kaepernick’s realistic asking price in NFL free agency is not much

Colin Kaepernick’s free agency remains one of the hottest topics in the NFL. The Seahawks gave the 29-year-old quarterback his first interview of the year, but he left Seattle with no contract.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, though, said Kaepernick is “a starter in this league.” It was an odd comment given the way teams approach filling out their rosters, unless the Seahawks talked contract numbers and Kaepernick was out of their price range.

With that in mind, here’s a look at what Kaepernick should expect from another team in free agency.

With Baker, Beckwith, Wilcox and Evans, the Bucs made it a point to get good complementary defenders for their top-tier talents. With Winston leading a more energized, balanced and intimidating offense, the Bucs, from front to back end, can more consistently tee off defensively.

The changes are enough to think Koetter and Winston will lead at least a wild-card playoff team in 2017.

The Patriots logo on the ring is comprised of a custom-cut created corundum sapphire and ruby. An additional corundum sapphire in the background proudly surrounds the Patriots logo and five iconic Vince Lombardi Trophies. Each trophy features a marquise-cut diamond and is pavé-set with brilliant round diamonds.

Surrounding the custom sapphire corundum is another Cheap Dodgers Jerseys perimeter row of diamonds, bringing the total to the more than 280 diamonds. The words “World Champions” surround the sides to contribute to the ring’s unique shape and size. There Cheap China NFL Jerseys are also five marquise-cut diamonds representing the franchise’s five Vince Lombardi trophies.

Players arrived at Kraft’s house for a ceremony, which included a red carpet. Former players like Martellus Bennett and LeGarrette Blount, also attended.