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Harper finished the night 3 for 5 with the two homers, a double and four RBIs. As for participating in next week’s Home Run Derby, Harper said, “No chance.”

Scherzer, who struck out at least 12 batters in a game for the third time this season, pleaded with Nationals manager Dusty Baker to go out for the eighth inning, but Baker patted his ace on the back and shook his hand before turning things over to the Nats bullpen.

Just like the Astros in the American League, the Nationals bullpen is a weakness, and reliever Enny Romero allowed a pair of runs in the eighth, including a home run by Tommy Pham.

With All-Stars like Harper and Scherzer, as well as Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman, the Nats should run away with the National League East – they hold a 7 1/2 game lead over the Braves after the first weekend of July.

But if the Nats hope to make a deep run in Cheap Queensland Jerseys October, they’ll likely have to add a reliable arm or two in the bullpen.

Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.

As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:

— Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

— Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

— Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

This Cavs core can’t match the Warriors in terms of overall wins

It feels like years ago at this point, but after Cleveland lost seven of its last 11 games in the regular season and handed the No. 1 seed to the Celtics, there was serious concern about the Cavs overcoming inconsistent play and porous defense and escaping the Eastern Conference playoffs. So much for that.

This Cavs core can’t match the Warriors in terms of overall wins, but Cleveland has absolutely torched the East when playoff time arrives with six sweeps in its last three playoff trips behind the reliable excellence of LeBron James (more on him later).

You’ll never get him to admit it, but for Durant here in the last five-plus weeks, things have gotten mighty easy. Now, after Golden State’s 129-115 win over San Antonio, he has helped the Warriors back to their third-straight Finals appearance.

That, after all, is why he opted to bolt the Thunder and sign with Cheap Bruins Jerseys the Warriors 10 months ago following a grueling postseason that was cut short by a seven-game series loss to those same Warriors in the West finals. He wanted to participate in the Finals for just the second time in his career, and he wanted to get a taste of the Warriors’ magic, letting the Golden State offense remind him just how easy the game can be.

Maybe that, as many suggested when Durant signed with the Warriors (and are still suggesting now), makes Durant a certain kind of sniveler and coward, hopping on the frontrunner’s engine while it’s already chugging along. He has heard plenty of that chatter. But the trip to the Finals is now a certainty, and that should make all the knocks he has suffered this year well worth the aggravation.

Parker’s injury leaves San Antonio thin in the backcourt.

He wasn’t a few years away. He wasn’t the next Dirk. He wasn’t even the next Uwe Blab. He played 172 games for four teams in four NBA seasons, averaging 2.9 points on 30.4 percent shooting. As Eastern European exports go, his success level ranks right around the Yugo.

The tendency of NBA-types to compare tall European players to Nowitzki has slowed over the years, but it has not dissipated entirely. Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen, likely a top-10 pick on Thursday, will get the full Dirk treatment, especially if he is chosen by the Mavericks.

“It’s a major trade-off with him, because offensively, at 7-feet tall, and I think he’s going to turn 20, his ability to shoot the ball is off the charts,” said ESPN draft analyst Fran Fraschilla. “He’s an absolutely 10-plus kid. People I know have just watched a workout earlier in the week, and they’ve raved about him. But the defensive issues are going to be prominent. But he is a kid, he cares. So the comparisons to Dirk are going to be unfair, but it’s going to be there.”

Parker, who has been a cornerstone in San Antonio’s lineup since 2001, is set to make close to $15.5 million next season. His current contract will then end in 2018.

Chris Paul poured gas on already enflamed rumors last week by stating he would consider San Antonio as a possible destination should he choose to leave the Clippers as a free agent Cheap Baseball Jerseys steelers_123this offseason.

Parker’s injury leaves San Antonio thin in the backcourt. Even though Gregg Popovich will likely add another young point guard in the this month’s draft, like he did with Dejounte Murray last year, the team may want to add another proven veteran to lead the offense.

They’ll continue to do so in the coming years.

Young stars blossomed, like Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee, Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota, Nikola Jokic in Denver, Joel Embiid in Philadelphia, Rudy Gobert in Utah and Devin Booker in Phoenix. There were compelling storylines, from Westbrook’s triple-double chase to Mike Mike D’Antoni’s splashy return to coaching to the ongoing Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony turmoil in New York to the shaky future of the Clippers to the ascent (and possibly intertwined futures) of the Celtics and the Jazz.

The Warriors loomed over all stories, of course. They’ll continue to do so in the coming years. But that does not mean there isn’t a lot worth watching in this league, in the short and long terms.

For one, moving away from Fultz and toward Jackson signals that the Celtics are intending to keep Isaiah Thomas, a free agent next summer, for the long term. Maybe even shooting guard Avery Bradley, too.

But more interesting is how the potential acquisition of a Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys steelers_129future first-rounder from the Sixers would affect the Celtics’ offseason. The Sixers have their own pick and the Lakers’ pick next year, and both figure to have a good chance of winding up in the lottery. The Celtics have Brooklyn’s pick, plus their own, in next year’s draft. The Nets were the league’s worst team last season and should not be much better next season.

If Ainge comes out of the 2017 draft with, potentially, two lottery picks in 2018, plus Jackson and an acre of cap space, the feeling around the league is that he will be looking to sign a top-tier free agent this summer and leverage those picks in a trade for another major piece.

Cardinals are running out of time to win with Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald

The Arizona Cardinals entered the 2016 season with high expectations. Carson Palmer was leading a high-octane offense surrounded by talented weapons, including the ageless Larry Fitzgerald and ascending running back David Johnson. The defense had opportunistic playmakers all over the field, with genuine stars like Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Calais Campbell.

Ballard also added a couple more offensive skill players to the mix. A big possession receiver in Kamar Aiken came from Baltimore in free agency. Aiken, who had had 75 catches in 2015, should combine well with the lightning-quick T.Y. Hilton. Fourth-round running back Marlon Mack will bring a speed element to complement the ageless Frank Gore and Robert Turbin in the backfield.

This influx of talent over the past two years has Colts fans optimistic that a hopefully healthy Luck can live up to his status as the highest-paid quarterback; that he can lead the Colts to the division title in the winnable AFC South and then on to Super Bowl contender status.

Luck’s lingering shoulder pain resulted in the January surgery that has him sidelined during OTAs. He is expected back in August, and the good news for Luck is that, for the first time in his career, the Colts will return the same five starting offensive linemen.

It’s readily apparent that the Colts did not provide Luck with enough supporting Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys talent on offense while the defense also was lacking the past two seasons. Former Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys general manager Ryan Grigson knew he had to get Luck better protection, and he drafted four offensive linemen in 2016, three of whom are starters, including No. 1 pick Ryan Kelly, No. 3 Le’Raven Clark and No. 5 Joe Haeg. Along with former first-rounder Anthony Castonzo and second-rounder Jack Mewhort, the Colts’ O-line should be solid if the unit can avoid injury.

NFL free agency: Three possible fits for newly released WR Jeremy Maclin

The Chiefs shockingly released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday to free up their financial situation.

With a little over three months still remaining before the start of the regular season, and less than two months before NFL teams open training camp, Maclin should have no trouble finding a new team.

The Seahawks have been the only team so far to even give him a workout this year, and heading into training camp, it could end up being too late for Kaepernick this season.

Monroe, of course, is a vocal advocate for the use of medical marijuana as opposed to prescription medication to manage pain in the NFL. He tweeted a message to Oher after he caught wind of the deleted post.

Oher, who has been a no-show at Panthers OTAs this year, is recovering a concussion suffered in Week 3 of the 2016 season. Given complications from his concussion, coupled with reported off-field issues, his playing status for 2017 and beyond remains unclear. Carolina will know more when and if Oher shows up for mandatory minicamp next week.

Monroe in September wrote in a first-person piece that he will not allow his son to play football and “destroy” his brain. In March, he used drug testing at the NFL Combine as an example of what he considers a broken and outdated drug policy in the NFL.

“More steps need to be taken to curb the overuse of opioids in NFL locker rooms,” Monroe said last year in his retirement statement. “I won’t rest until something is done.”

Bradford enjoyed an efficient season as Minnesota’s starter with 20 TDs, five Detroit Tigers Cheap Jerseys interceptions and a league-best 71.6 completion percentage. With Teddy Bridgewater’s status in doubt, Bradford Dallas Cowboys Cheap Jerseys could be the starter again in 2017.

Chiefs release Jeremy Maclin after injury-plagued season

Just two years after signing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to a big free agent contract, the Kansas City Chiefs have made him a cap casualty. Kansas City confirmed on its Twitter page that it released the 29-year-old receiver on Friday.

By designating him a post-June 1 cut, the Chiefs save $10 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap. They also take on $2.4 million in dead money, but that figure would’ve been $7 million had the Chiefs released Maclin before June 1.

But maybe there’s something missing there.

On this week’s Onside Kick Family Hour podcast, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White and I spent some time talking about that piece. Stephen made a good point about the dynamics of an NFL locker room. Tension among the defensive players and offensive players isn’t that unusual. Likewise, it’s not unusual for starting quarterbacks to be treated a little differently than the other players on the team.

I’m not going to recap our entire discussion because you really need to hear Stephen talking about it, especially the part about a similar situation from his playing days.

A defense can pitch a shutdown performance, but if the quarterback and the offense fail to put enough points on the board, it’s all for naught. You can imagine why that might leave players Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys on the defensive side of the ball a little upset with the guys on the other side of the locker room. In fact, you could kinda pick that up in the responses from Seahawks players like Michael Bennett and Sherman himself.

None of this is meant to gloss over the chance we had to peer into Seattle’s locker room. It was fascinating. And there might truly be a level of underlying tension that goes beyond what most teams experience. Pete Carroll has a reputation for bringing in teammates who march to the beat of their own drum and keeping the low simmer from becoming a full boil. (I mean, they won a damn Super Bowl with Percy Harvin in the locker room.)

The Bucs already had a pretty good receiving tight end in Cameron Brate.

A “down” year for Wilson translates into a fifth straight season with 10 or more wins and a career-high 4,219 passing yards. Wilson turns 29 in November, and he’s looking for another Super Bowl appearance.

The most pressure is on left tackle Donovan Smith to better protect Winston’s blind side after a rough 2016. Left guard looks like Kevin Pamphile’s job to lose with holdovers Joe Hawley and Evan Smith as the uninspiring competition. Right tackle Demar Dotson, who turns 32 in October, offers the most experience and stability.

This is a middle-of-pack line at very best, but when you throw in Howard and Brate, there’s a significant boost. Marpet leads a group that remains better in run blocking. Winston was sacked 35 times in Year 2 (once per 17.2 dropbacks) after taking 27 sacks (once per 20.8 dropbacks) as a rookie. Keeping him under 30 again will be a great sign for the type of season he can have.

The Bucs already had a pretty good receiving tight end in Cameron Brate. Howard should be fully expected to be the in-line starter, but Brate won’t be forgotten in frequent double tight end sets, especially in the red zone when it’s time to pound Martin and work the middle with big bodies in the passing game. Koetter can toggle from three wide to two tight and not limit Winston in any way. The Bucs’ quarterback is too loaded to fail.

Winston also has been instrumental in connecting with his relocated Cheap Zach Parise Jerseys anchor up front, center Ali Marpet, by far the best all-around lineman Tampa Bay has in 2017. It’s surprising the Bucs didn’t Cheap Youth NFL Jerseys invest more in changes, either in free agency or the draft, but they do get a key player back from a back injury in former Seahawk J.R. Sweezy, set to solidify right guard.

Ten years after Spygate, Eric Mangini remains hopeful of mended relationship with Bill Belichick

Pegged by New England as the rat who gave up Bill Belichick 10 years ago, Eric Mangini remains hopeful that his relationship with his former mentor and close friend can be restored.

As coach of the Browns in 1995, Belichick gave Mangini his first assistant coaching gig in the NFL, and the two went on to coach together with the Jets and Patriots. Mangini left New England in 2006 to become coach of the Jets, and the following year, Mangini alerted Jets security before the team’s home game against the Pats that the opponent may be illegally videotaping signals.

Schecter’s entrée into the NFL came when she met Bills co-owner Kim Pegula at the league-sponsored Women’s Careers in Football Forum last January in Orlando. Pegula had asked Schecter, an accomplished women’s football player and coach in Great Britain, for a list of female coaching and scouting candidates.

The Bills broke ground last season when they hired Kathryn Smith as a special-teams quality control coach. Smith, though, and other Bills assistants were dismissed once head coach Rex Ryan left the team following the 2016 campaign.

Raised in Ridgefield, Conn., Schecter began playing organized football after moving to Great Britain in 2012 (her mother is British and father American).

She rose quickly through the ranks to become a standout linebacker for the Birmingham Lions of the British American Football League. Schecter’s success led to her branching into coaching Find Cheap Jerseys during her time in the U.K.

Schecter is the fourth woman ever given an NFL coaching opportunity. Jen Welter became the first in 2015 when tapped for an Arizona Cardinals internship. Collette Smith will serve Fc Barcelona Cheap Jerseys as an intern during New York Jets training camp.

Joe Mixon says he’ll train with Adrian Peterson this summer

As Joe Mixon begins his transition from college football to the NFL, the former Oklahoma running back plans to train with one of the best players in Sooners history.

Mixon said Tuesday he will spend about two weeks training with Saints running back Adrian Peterson at Peterson’s O Athletik health club in Houston.

“It’ll be fun,” Mixon told ESPN. “He’s going to push me and I’ll push him.”

Both have also dealt with off-field issues stemming from 2014 incidents. Mixon was suspended the entire 2014 season after punching a woman in the face during an argument at a Norman, Okla., eatery. Peterson was forced to sit out the 2014 NFL season after he was indicted on child abuse charges after using a switch to discipline his then-4-year-old son.

Besides missing several weeks of 49ers OTA sessions, Thomas also won’t be cleared in time to participate in San Francisco’s first two minicamp practices.

The No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft, Thomas is trying to compensate for his absence by training on his own and keeping in regular contact with 49ers defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina and the strength and conditioning staff. Thomas said he expects to play end in base downs and slide inside to three-technique for pass-rush situations, although the 49ers also told him to learn the “LEO” position as a weak-side edge rusher “just in case because anything is possible.”

Thomas used some of his time away from the 49ers to hone his craft receiving guidance with one of the NFL’s all-time best pass rushers in Dallas. The recently-retired DeMarcus Ware made such a personal impact during a 90-minute workout and other personal interaction that Thomas changed his 49ers jersey from No. 96 to No. 94 to pay homage to his new mentor.

“It was a really cool experience to learn from him,” Thomas Jerseys For Cheap said. “He taught me some crazy stuff. His technique is amazing. I was trying to take it all in. I’m texting him so hopefully I can do it again sometime.”