Sabres’ Jack Eichel returns to practice for 1st time in a month

Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Jack Eichel isn’t sure when he’ll be cleared to play after returning to practice for the first time since spraining his right ankle a month ago.

“Other than that, everything went about as smooth as it possibly could,” Lynn said. “Get ready for the next and kind of keep the buildup for opening day.”

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Lynn will make another start on Sunday.

“We’re trying to look at the best way we can to get him ready to help us out of the gate at some point,” Molitor said. “At the same time, trying to caution him that first time on a new team, even veteran people sometimes try to overstate their case early. So we’ll be tracking him.”

The Twins are anticipating more performances like Tuesday’s when the wins and losses actually count.

“When you talk about a competitor and the makeup every time he takes the mound, this is somebody who’s going to help lead our pitching staff and all our young players, given his experience and who he is as a player,” chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said.

Thomas’ parting with Cleveland wasn’t harmonious, and the 5-foot-9 dynamo took a few portentous looks in the direction of the Cavs’ bench — but he claimed he was only talking smack to Floyd Mayweather, his good friend sitting next to Jack Nicholson.

“I don’t need to show anybody anything,” Thomas said. “They know what I can do. I only played 15 games with them, so it’s really not about showing them what I can do. The world knows what I can do.”

Damian Lillard is the reigning NBA Player of the Week in the Western Conference, and Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK he seems to be on a mission this season. The Portland Trail Blazers are currently amidst the longest active win streak in the league and up to third in the conference, and Cheap China NFL Jerseys Lillard is playing some of the best basketball of his career. It’s earned him a couple spots in the rankings.

Jets’ team needs line up for good chance to ace NFL Draft, free agency

What do the Jets need via NFL free agency and the draft in 2018? Two words: almost everything.

Richardson is gone and Wilkerson joined him. Nose tackle Steve McClendon is 32 and also might be cut, while end Kony Ealy is a free agent. That sets up one-time Pro Bowl end Leonard Williams and third-year nose Deon Simon to be the Jets’ best returning D-linemen.

Safety was taken care of last year for the long haul with the early drafting of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. Corner is a whole different mess.

The plan here starts with re-signing free agent Morris Claiborne, who’s still only 28 and coming off a solid first season in New York after his many years in Dallas. The trick is also upgrading on the opposite site.

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New defensive coordinator Paul Guenther needs an explosive disruptor in the mold of his best Bengals lineman, Geno Atkins. Justin Ellis is a free agent, as well, leaving tackle as a big need for a unit being reworked into a base 4-3.

He was released from prison last October after serving nine years for a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas.

O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

The Wild traveled to Vancouver and Edmonton last weekend while the legendary Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament was played at the NHL rink.

This weekend, the Wild will travel to Las Vegas and Arizona to make way for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference postseason tournament at Exel.

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Washington position players began their day with baserunning drills on one of the Nationals’ back fields. Before heading to an adjacent field for batting practice, each position player had a chance to practice one game-winning trip around the bases.

Ducks beat Capitals 4-0 to move up to second in Pacific

Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle doesn’t know what’s behind the confluence of streaks bolstering the Ducks’ playoff chances. Right now, he’s just trying to make it last.

John Gibson made 36 saves for his 14th career shutout, Rickard Rakell scored for the fourth straight game and the Ducks extended their home point streak to nine games with a 4-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Asked Tuesday about his little pest’s ability to score when it matters, his coach, Bruce Cassidy, said:

“I appreciate all of it. I’ve known Brad a long time. I’ve got a lot of respect for the way he plays the game, the way he conducts himself as a person, as a pro, and we need it.

“I was chuckling after the game because, you know, there he is, puck finds him, but he’s on it, doesn’t quit, made some real nice plays tonight.”

Bergeron was on his way right into the MVP race when he got hurt and you could easily make the argument Marchand is now part of that discussion.

Tuukka Rask, who has missed the last two games with what is being called a minor injury, shut the Flyers out 3-0 in Philadelphia back on Dec. 2. Anton Khudobin has played very well in the two games and could be back in there Thursday night.

Cheechoo, 37, is a member of the Cree First Nations and grew up more than 500 miles north of Toronto in Moose Factory, Ontario. He played 501 regular-season and 59 playoff games with the Sharks and Ottawa Senators. He had 170 goals and 135 assists for 305 points in his career and will be recognized by the Sharks on March 24 when they host the Calgary Flames.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a news release that Cheechoo “completed a remarkable journey from one of North America’s remote locations to an elite National Hockey League player.”

Cheechoo retires eighth on San Jose’s career scoring list and sixth in goals. His Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys nine hat tricks are still the most in franchise history.

Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube is scheduled to start for the Blackhawks Basketball Jerseys Cheap (29-30-8). Berube earned the victory in Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime conquest of Colorado and has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.10 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in five games (three starts).

Rookie QB Deshaun Watson continues to dazzle, but the Houston defense simply had no answers for the Chiefs.

The Texans led the league in total defense last season even without J.J. Watt, but now that defense is in disarray and is without Watt again. Watt pushed his body to the brink for so long while becoming a three-time NFL defensive player of the year. But that approach clearly took its toll, and now it is fair to wonder if Watt’s days of playing at that level are done.

So much for what could have been a pretty pleasant day for the Colts, with the ceremony honoring Peyton Manning followed by Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning FG in OT against Baseball Jerseys For Sale the 49ers. Instead, the day was all about Vice President Pence’s early exit.

Scalres raps up effectively as a tackler but does have some issues finishing in space. He flashes stack-and-shed ability at the point of attack, but he needs to build consistency in doing so. In coverage, he has the hip fluidity to transition vertically in man coverage. He projects best working as a hybrid linebacker and should be able to stay on the field on all three downs.

So Adrian Peterson does have something left, after all. That was evident right away in his first game for the Cardinals after never being on display in New Orleans before he was traded. Yes, Peterson was right and the skeptics (including this one) were wrong. Will it continue? Who knows. But the glimpses of the Adrian Peterson of old (rather than of an old Adrian Peterson) were unexpected and worth savoring.

The Bears got their first win with Mitchell Trubisky at QB in his second NFL start. They did it by not relying on him too heavily to be the focal point of the offense. That’s always a useful approach while a rookie QB learns on the job. But it won’t be possible every week for these Bears.

First-year 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan kept his team’s minuscule playoff hopes Best Place For Cheap Jerseys alive and got his first win as a head coach, beating the hapless Giants, 31-21. C.J. Beathard again got the start, keeping Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined for at least another two weeks as San Francisco heads into its bye. Beathard wasn’t bad either Sunday, completing 19 of 25 for 288 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. But was it enough to stave off the Garoppolo era?

Blaine Gabbert is still Blaine Gabbert, unfortunately for the Cardinals.

Jackson served as both head coach and offensive coordinator in 2017, but he has decided to get some help at the latter position for Year 3. He got in the form of Haley, the former Steelers OC who was dismissed after Pittsburgh’s playoff exit. Zampese (quarterbacks) and Adam Henry (receivers) are the new hires; David Lee (quarterbcks), Kirby Wilson (running backs), Chris Tabor (special teams), Stan Watson (quality control) were among those let go.

Jerry Jones once again vouched for Garrett after the Cowboys’ disappointing non-playoff season. The team has to replace special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who joined the Raiders’ staff in the same capacity. Dallas has a change at QB coach, too, with former backup Kellen Moore in line to replace Wade Wilson.

But you didn’t see it all in an hour… As you know it was the highest rated weekly sports studio show in the history of cable. It will never be passed. Times changes. We got shows in Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids the 5’s. We averaged for a year 4.8’s. Like, c’mon. The late ’90s. So would it do that? No. Would it get a number? Yeah. Could football use it to make fans? Not everybody’s born a football fan. I still believe today that show would make football fans. At that time.

It still says here that Bill O’Brien deserves to stay in place as coach, based on what he accomplished in previous seasons. But that’s not looking quite so certain any longer. The one question that should guide everything the Texans do is, what’s best for the development Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys of QB Deshaun Watson?

Beat the Patriots and then lose to the Bills? Jay Cutler outplays Tom Brady and then is outplayed by Tyrod Taylor? Even after 14 games, the 2017 Dolphins remain a mystery.

There was no reason that the Cardinals should have lost Sunday at FedEx Field, but Gabbert simply could not get the offense into the end zone.

Six years later, Colt McCoy cannot remember going back into the game, or what happened after he did.

In December 2011, McCoy, playing quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, rolled to his left. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison launched his helmet into McCoy’s face mask, leaving McCoy flattened on the turf and concussed. On the sideline, doctors inspected his bruised Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys hand. After two plays, coaches sent him back in.

When he watched the film a week later, McCoy felt like he was watching another person. He made throws and decisions disconnected to the play he called in the huddle. I don’t know what I’m doing, he thought as he watched himself. It would be six weeks before he felt normal again, before lights stopped hurting his head.

That continued a Friday night tirade in which President Trump used a profanity to describe NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social inequality brought a torrent of responses from players, the NFL commissioner, the head of the NFL players’ union and more than a half-dozen owners. It brought condemnation from the NBA’s biggest stars and ensured that Sunday’s games will now focus on the White House.

I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”

Around a dozen members of the New Orleans Saints took a knee, but rose and stood for the anthem.

One week after all but 10 or so members of the Houston Texans took a knee to protest owner Bob McNair’s comment that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison,” no players knelt.

Maybe this season is jinxed: Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston, who is trying to play through a painful shoulder injury, left the game against New Orleans after being thrown to the ground and landing on the shoulder. He was questionable to return, replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Bortles was trying to get through a two-minute drill during the 2016 season.

The people who are dealing with the shock of Richardson’s departure from day-to-day operations first are chief operating officer Tina Becker and interim general manager Marty Hurney. Richardson was one of the league’s most involved owners, and I know the team execs are feeling uneasy and anxious about what the future holds. Scouts, football operations people, administration, the finance department — they’re all plenty worried about what a new owner will decide to do once he or she takes control.

It also set the tone for Ramsey’s career. The trash-talking cornerback has a flair for frustrating quarterbacks and receivers and the ability to essentially shut down one side of the field. After 33 games, Ramsey’s already considered among the best players in franchise history — a 23-year-old rising star who openly aspires to be as good as Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and often looks the part.

The best I’ve ever seen in person, Bortles said. He’s freakish.

Ramsey is a major piece of Jacksonville’s defensive turnaround, and he’ll take center stage Sunday when the Jaguars (11-6) play in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs at Pittsburgh (13-3).

8:46 p.m.: Field goal, Vikings. Minnesota drives to the Green Bay 31 before Case Keenum’s pass on third down is broken up by Packers cornerback Davon House. Kai Forbath Cheap NBA Jerseys comes on and kicks a 49-yard field goal to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead.

8:38 p.m.: The Packers pick up one first down but fail to move the chains again. They punt and Minnesota will take over at its 29.

8:30 p.m.: We’re underway in Green Bay. The Packers will the toss and elect to receive. They’ll start the game’s opening drive at their 31.

Questionable QBs: Matt Ryan grew up just outside of Philadelphia in Exton, Pa., so he knows what kind of crowd awaits him at The Linc. And maybe he’ll appreciate the fact NFL Jerseys Wholesale he’s had to regenerate a thick skin a year removed from his MVP campaign.

It’s fair to wonder about Swinney’s why.

Anybody can get up there and tell them what to do, Swinney said. If you can’t articulate why you need to do it, they won’t listen. It’s a different world. If my coach told me to go run them bleachers, you didn’t ask no questions. I turned around and started running until he said stop. Now they’ll still run bleachers, but you better be able to tell them why.

Hey, some good news for the Lakers: the team snapped their nine-game losing streak by beating the Hawks in L.A. on Sunday night. It was a convincing dismissal sure to galvanize the team as it finds its way through another tough season.

Oh, also: the most prominent player’s prominent dad said the coach had lost the team. Cheers!

Yep, LaVar Ball is at it again, telling ESPN’s Jeff Goodman — who is in Lithuania to cover the younger Ball brothers — that the Lakers no longer want to listen to or play for Luke Walton. This is an outrageous thing to say when your son is a struggling rookie who nonetheless gets plenty of minutes under said coach. Most mad NBA dads have sons strapped to the bench. Ball is just blowing up Walton for sport.

And none of it mattered on Friday as the Lakers’ issues looked like it continued to fester. The LA Clippers opened the game with a 22-5 run before handing the Lakers a fifth straight loss, 121-106, at Staples Center.

Blake Griffin returned and had 24 points, six rebounds and six assists Basketball Jerseys while DeAndre Jordan put up 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers (15-19).

The Lakers (11-23), playing without Lonzo Ball (shoulder) and Brook Lopez (ankle), aired out their frustrations in a team meeting Thursday. On Friday, Lakers coach Luke Walton opted to change things, opening the game with a new starting five: Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and rookies Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma.

And yet, despite all that and the fact that they were facing their in-town rival, the Lakers came out flat. Los Angeles looked like its problems had gotten worse, falling behind Baseball Jerseys For Sale by 17 before the seven-minute mark hit in the first quarter.

The final week of the 2017 NFL regular season is a 16-game Sunday with numerous playoff berths and seeds in the balance.

In the AFC, the Patriots will lock up home-field advantage through the playoffs if they beat the Jets. If the Pats lose, the Steelers can claim it with a win over the Browns. The Titans and Ravens can clinch playoff berths if they beat the Jaguars and the Bengals, respectively. The Chargers will make the postseason after starting 0-4 if they beat the Raiders and get help Cheap NHL Jerseys from the Bills, Titans or Ravens.

In the NFC, the Vikings can clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs with a win or a Panthers loss to the Falcons. The Panthers can gain the bye if they win and the Vikings, Saints and Rams all lose. The Saints can clinch the NFC South with a win or a Panthers loss. The Falcons can lock up a playoff berth with a win or a Seahawks loss. The Seahawks need to win and have the Falcons lose to earn a playoff berth.

There are also numerous scenarios in both conferences where ties are involved.

The NFL decided to forgo a New Year’s Eve matchup on Sunday night; instead, every game is scheduled for 1 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET. All the games that have playoff berths at stake will be played at 4:25.

Ward is performing superbly right now while perceived No. 1 Scott Darling isn’t playing much at all. Ride the long-term Carolina veteran as he builds on a six-game win streak. Ward also hasn’t allowed more than two goals in four consecutive contests.

Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins (13.3 percent)

The Penguins are choosing to lean on Jarry for the second time in three games against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. As No. 1 Matt Murray struggles, Pittsburgh’s backup has allowed only four goals through his most recent two and a half contests (one in relief of Murray). He could merit spot play for however long this trend lasts.

Jeff Glass, Chicago Blackhawks (0.0 percent)

One of the holiday season’s feel-good on-ice stories, Glass earned a well-deserved Cheap Jerseys 90 win in his first NHL game at the age of 32. He followed that 42-save victory over the Edmonton Oilers with another solid performance in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Calgary Flames. While Corey Crawford remains sidelined with an upper-body injury — and it could be a while — Glass has intriguing dark-horse potential in daily fantasy play. Another couple of starts could help determine his

Brewers manager reiterates Jimmy Nelson won’t throw until spring training

“But in 2018 when you go back to a 25-man roster and you lose a guy that’s pitching into the seventh inning three times a month, through the seventh inning, that’s when it hurts,” he said.

The Colts’ 1983 QB escapades could easily slot in here, as well, seeing as they drafted John Elway No. 1 overall, only to watch him threaten to play baseball instead. A lopsided trade and Elway exodus later, the franchise changed forever.

But the Baltimore Colts’ loss in Super Bowl III — in which they became the losers in the now-mythological Joe Namath guarantee legend — remains the biggest upset in Super Bowl history. The Colts losing to Namath and the Jets allowed the AFL to believe it could compete with the NFL. The Colts won a Super Bowl two seasons later with a past-his-prime, 37-year-old Johnny Unitas under center, but the damage was done for the Colts, forever on the wrong side of one of football’s most lasting images: Broadway Joe entering the tunnel, his impossible guarantee vindicated.

Matthew Stafford remained in the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings after he hurt his ankle, but he is feeling the repercussions.

The Detroit quarterback was hobbled in the fourth quarter, when Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson rolled up on Stafford’s right leg.

Stafford remained down after the play and was checked out by trainers, but eventually returned to the game.

Afterward, Stafford declined to say how severe his injury Cheap Jerseys Kids was, but he was limping considerably and did admit the ankle wasn’t completely Cheap Jerseys MLB fine.

“Not 100 percent,” Stafford said, via the team’s website. “But ticker’s still ticking, so we’ll be all right.”