Yankees place Starlin Castro on 10-day DL

The Yankees placed second baseman Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled Tuesday after he left Monday night’s game with a hamstring injury.

Castro pulled up lame running to first base in a 6-5 win against the White Sox. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but Castro stated Monday that he doesn’t believe he suffered a muscle tear.

Castro heads to the shelf batting .313 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs this season. Ronald Torreyes is starting in his place Tuesday night.

The Yankees also signed and selected infield prospect Tyler Wade to take Castro’s spot on the roster.

Of course, the Spurs end up with the top player on the board. White has a top-20 grade on our board, as a three-level scorer that can also really pass it and play both guard positions. He’s not an elite athlete, but he’s cerebral, and Gregg Popovich will love getting a chance to develop him further.

The Lakers end up with Josh Hart, a guy they likely would have picked at 28 had they stayed there. Hart helps their depleted wing position a ton. He’s tough, can knock down shots and will be able to play sooner rather than later. The Lakers should end up with a rotation wing here.

The Hornets have moved this pick to the Pelicans, who will take Jackson. New Orleans traded Tim Frazier this past week, and will likely try to develop Jackson to take over that Cheap China Jerseys role Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys behind Jrue Holiday, who the Pelicans hope to re-sign. It’s a good pickup for minimal value.

The Suns certainly could use more help on the wing, and Reed will provide a 3-and-D weapon for Phoenix. It’s a bit of a reach, especially with others who were on the board, but he has a shot to stick.

Oakland Coliseum becomes stage for savage public breakup

Some use jumbotron messages at pro sporting events to propose to their significant others. Others use them to, well, do just the opposite, apparently.

The latter was the case Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum after the Athletics’ 7-6 win over the Yankees. Despite its loss, New York’s night turned out much better than Melissa’s night.

After somebody used the hash tag #AtTheColiseum in order to get a message posted on the video board, the words “Melissa, I’m breaking up with you” appeared on the screen after the game as fans waited for a fireworks show.

The Wolves got No. 16 in their pick swap with the Bulls here in the Jimmy Butler trade, and used it to select Justin Patton. On one hand, I like the idea of him being able to sit behind Gorgui Dieng, Cole Aldrich and, of course, Karl-Anthony Towns given that he’s a project. But overall, this is a reach for me, and it’s not a reach that fills a need given all of the depth they have at the center position.

The Bucks get an athletic, long and shooting big man in Wilson. Stop Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys me if you’re surprised. It looks like the team’s M.O. for draft strategy will not change much under Jon Horst, and Wilson fills many of the same holes that the organization tends to look for and have success developing.

We had Leaf at No. 31 on our board mostly due to defensive concerns, but he’s a really good fit here next to Myles Turner as a stretch-4 who can be insulated at the rim. He’s a great passer, tougher and more athletic than he gets credit for, and can hit shots from deep. Ultimately, a bit Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids of a reach, but it’s understandable as to why.

LeBron James addresses home vandalism with powerful response about race in America

LeBron James gets it.

He knows no amount of wealth, fame or achievement can free him of the oftentimes harsh realities of blacks in America.

Because the Warriors — as well as the Cavs and Spurs — rested players at various times during last season, and because the finals seemed like a foregone conclusion going back to early July when Durant signed with the Warriors, the lament has arisen that the regular season is little more than an extended Cavs-Warriors preseason.

But if you watched over the course of this season, there were some pretty compelling developments. There was the individual offensive greatness of Russell Westbrook and James Harden, and the two-way greatness of Kawhi Leonard. There was the elevation of guys like DeMar DeRozan and Isaiah Thomas, who were already great players, but then took their place as superstars in the league. There was a fascinating trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans where he could be teamed with Anthony Davis.

These were the numbers of a man who would sign the richest contract Cheap NFL Jerseys USA in NFL history.

However, for a player whose health is paramount to Indianapolis’ success, the franchise hasn’t made protecting him its main priority.

Luck was sacked on more than seven percent of his dropbacks last season, a mark that ranked just 27th in the league. That’s bad news for a player who missed nine games in 2015 with shoulder and kidney issues, then needed offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum this spring. Instead of investing in veteran blockers, Indianapolis instead chose to focus elsewhere.

The Warriors went 15-1 in the 2017 NBA playoffs on their way to their second title in three years.

The NBA was warned. The suspense was over. It was pre-ordained for Golden State to cruise to the NBA title as soon as Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors in July.

The Warriors went 15-1 in the 2017 NBA playoffs on their way to their second title in three years. Is this the kind of postseason excitement the league seeks? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s absurd that the NBA collective bargaining agreement allows players to conspire and create dominant teams.

As a longtime sports executive, I think this is a sad state of affairs in the NBA.

Iguodala was a plus-54 over the first four games, running his total plus/minus in the two Cavs-Warriors finals (six games in 2015, four in 2016) to plus-116, easily the best production of any player on either team over that span. According to NBA.com, second on that list at the time Basketball Jerseys Custom was Green, at plus-71.

It all fell apart from there, as is easily remembered. Iguodala was a minus-35 in the final three games last June. Now, the key question is, why? Did James figure out some things that helped him poke holes in Iguodala’s D? Or did Iguodala’s back injury — which came after James’ big Game 5 — just slow him down too much?

Iguodala, for his part, is taking the same approach as usual to James in this series, but, at the same time, has been watching film to identify new Cavs wrinkles.

“He’s so dynamic, he can hurt you different ways, especially with his passing ability,” Iguodala said. “They have new sets they put in because they have different personnel, how Buy Cheap Jerseys he looks for those guys. You are always trying to look for new things.”

Drew Stanton has been Palmer’s backup for the past four years and is still on the roster.

Despite Palmer flirting with retirement, the Cardinals didn’t do much to find his successor. They didn’t get anyone in the draft, though they signed undrafted free agent Trevor Knight. Their only other free agent signee was Blaine Gabbert, who put up a paltry 68.4 QB rating last season and was benched for Colin Kaepernick.

Drew Stanton has been Palmer’s backup for the past four years and is still on the roster. Stanton has filled in for an injured Palmer before but hasn’t done much to impress. He completed just 51.8 percent of his passes and threw nine touchdowns to 10 interceptions in those nine games.

So if Palmer gets hurt again, the options are two quarterbacks with a combined starting record of 17-36 and a rookie who wasn’t drafted. Yikes.

If the Cardinals have any hope of reaching the mountaintop this season, they need to commit to protecting Palmer and taking pressure off him with the running game.

A third-round pick out of Northern Iowa in 2015, Johnson spent his first season splitting time with veteran back Chris Johnson. The rookie showed tremendous potential in limited action, so in 2016, Arians took off the leash and rode Johnson as a full-time back.

The division is on the rise, but Luck remains its best quarterback. Although he could be challenged by Marcus Mariota in Tennessee and, eventually, Deshaun Watson in Houston. Blake Bortles in Jacksonville … probably not so much.

The pressure is on Luck to ascend to the throne as king of NFL quarterbacks. It Cheap Bike Jerseys will require Super Bowl victories to do that.

So Luck has a lot of work to do to match the achievements of the quarterbacks considered the best of all time. He has the talent and work ethic to get there, but he needs to stay healthy Cheap Braves Jerseys and get the excellent supporting cast needed … and then be at his best to elevate his team in the biggest games.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s absence doesn’t bother Landon Collins: ‘He’s good’

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. risks losing $80,405 in fines if he doesn’t attend the team’s upcoming minicamp.

However, one of his star teammates is optimistic Beckham will be there June 13 when the three-day session begins for all Giants players.

“When it’s time and it’s mandatory, he’s going to be here,” Giants safety Landon Collins told co-host Bill Polian and me Thursday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Media reports earlier this week indicated the same, but there are no guarantees when it comes to Beckham. He hasn’t attended any of New York’s OTA sessions for reasons that still aren’t publicly known.

Is the 49ers’ league-worst defense going to turn around overnight because of the Dumervil signing in June? No. But in a rebuilding season, he’s the right kind of influencer and producer to have on the roster.

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Patriots receive Super Bowl rings with 283 diamonds

The Patriots received their Super Bowl rings during a ceremony Friday night at the home of team owner Robert Kraft.

New England rallied from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Falcons in Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5. It’s no coincidence their championship rings, made by Josten, contain a total of 283 diamonds (nice touch, Patriots).

“I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl and they said it was equal,” Trump said. “I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time. … I know when I do good speeches. I know when I do bad speeches. That speech was a total home run. They loved it.”

Manning has been a regular fixture among Republican politicians since hanging up his cleats. He was a Jeb Bush supporter during the presidential primaries, and has made donations to several Republican politicians over the years.

Manning denied rumors that he was going to run for Senate in Tennessee earlier this year. He’s popular (outside of New England) with bi-partisan appeal and a lots of money, the main ingredients for a successful career in politics. However, endorsing Jeb Bush, golfing with Trump … he’s going to have to get better about choosing who to associate himself with. Tom Brady chose to skip his team’s visit to the White House this year, maybe the two-time Super Bowl winner can borrow a page from the five-time champion’s playbook.

Trump has even compared himself to Manning in the past. After his Cheap Dodgers Jerseys bizarre speech in front of the CIA in January (the one where he got mad about the size of the crowd at the inauguration and bemoaned his own persecution), he told ABC News that the reaction was comparable to Manning’s Cheap College Basketball Jerseys Super Bowl win.

NFL exec says Jets ‘might have the worst roster I’ve seen in a decade’

The Jets cut ties with veteran linebacker David Harris on Tuesday, and the team said a few hours later that wideout Eric Decker will be next. The New York franchise has also lost several Pro Bowl players in the last year or so, including Nick Mangold, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Ryan Clady, Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Brandon Marshall.

He’s played six years in the NFL and, though his play has been inconsistent and he’s missed time because of injuries, his medical issues have not been heart-related.

Fairley left the Lions after four seasons to sign with the Rams in 2015, but finished the year on injured reserve. He signed a one-year contract with the Saints last year and started all 16 games while posting a career-high 6 1/2 sacks. The Saints rewarded him with a four-year, $28 million contract in March.

Payton said that because Fairley had a pre-existing condition, it’s common to “keep track of it” with regular follow-up examinations.

“When he came out in the draft, he was someone that at the combine physical had what is not very uncommon,” Payton said. “An enlarged heart is something a lot of the athletes we see in the physicals have.

“The one examination saw further concern and that’s why he hasn’t been doing anything right now until we get a better feel of where he’s at. We’re hoping, we’re obviously wanting to get every experts’ eyes on this study and examination. I’m sure Nick and his agent feel the same way, but it’s challenging.

“The most important thing right now is his well-being,” Payton added. “I want to make sure that if he’s playing again, that he’s playing with full confidence, that he’s Cheap Youth Jerseys healthy Cheap Zetterberg Jerseys to play and nothing severe would come from him playing. That’s why he’s not been here.”

Russell Wilson praises Colin Kaepernick as person, player

Russell Wilson sounds like he would have enjoyed having Colin Kaepernick as a teammate.

That’s not going to happen now, of course, as Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday the team has no plans to sign the controversial quarterback as a backup to Wilson.

He’s not an aging extra defensive back a la Jones, or an oft banged-up outside linebacker such as Burfict. In terms of faces of the franchise, running back comes with a much higher profile. Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have gotten a fair share of attention as the principal cast members on offense, but circumstances in Cincinnati now have Mixon front and center.

Coach Marvin Lewis can’t ever shake the heat on the second-chance reputation the team has developed. That’s especially true when he says things like the league’s looser celebration rules don’t set a “very good example for young people.”

But beyond what may seem like semi-hypocrisy, that’s the identity of Cincinnati. It can’t be hidden. Nothing going forward with this regime can change that rep.

The Bengals have gotten mixed results on Jones and Burfict. They’ve been key defensive performers at times, but they still are remembered more for the meltdown that cost Extremely Cheap Jerseys Cincinnati that ever-elusive playoff win vs. the Steelers in 2015.

There’s no room for a mix with Mixon. His misstep, in today’s NFL, comes with a much bigger — and deserved — dark cloud than Jones and Burfict’s respective issues. He needs to be a model citizen Find Cheap Jerseys Online off the field and an impact player on it.

NFL free agency: Veteran pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil to sign with 49ers

SN’s David Steele believes the Jets are headed for “rock bottom with a threadbare roster,” and Bowles, who has a 15-17 record over two seasons in New York, including a 10-6 year in 2015, might be forced to go down with what’s left of the ship. Maccagnan might, too, even if his 2017 draft picks show promise.

One possible silver lining to New York’s apparent submission: Nobody in the AFC East is going to dethrone New England this season, anyway. The Jets can save themselves the disappointment and, until the Patriots release their divisional stranglehold, keep reciting JFK quotes.

Elvis Dumervil spent years chasing quarterbacks around the AFC West. Now he’ll give the NFC West a try.

The veteran pass-rush specialist has agreed to terms with the 49ers, he and general manager John Lynch announced Monday.

Dumervil, 33, spent the last four seasons with the Ravens after seven years with the Broncos. A two-time All-Pro player and five-time Pro Bowl selection, he recorded 17 sacks as recently as 2014 but has been less productive the last two seasons.

That drop-off was apparently due at least in some part to an Achilles injury that he played through in 2015 before finally having surgery in February 2016. He ended up playing in only eight games last season as he struggled to return to full health, and the Ravens released him in March.

Dumervil has 99 sacks in his career. The Seahawks were definitely interested Hockey Jerseys in Kaepernick after the two offseason arrests of undrafted second-year QB Trevyone Boykin clouded their situation behind Wilson. They had Kaepernick in for a workout, and signs pointed to him finally get his second NFL chance after his breakup with the 49ers.

Then coach Pete Carroll threw a little shade at Kaepernick Kids Basketball Jerseys Cheap even when throwing him a compliment, saying he was still a starter in this league but not the right choice as the Seahawks’ backup.