We’ve talked about the hits against, but he’s throwing a ton of strikes, too (as always). This year he’s walking 5.7 percent of the batters he’s faced, compared with 6.7 percent and 6.2 percent in his other Cy Young seasons (his career-best is 3.8 percent in 2015, btw).
Unlike the other numbers we’ve looked at, WAR is a cumulative stat. Scherzer posted two very good numbers in his Cy Young campaigns, but he’s on pace to put up the best number of his career. He posted a 7.1 rWAR (the Baseball-Reference formula) in 2015, which wasn’t either of his Cy Young seasons.
Looks like he’s on the brink of posting his best rWAR in his third Cy Young season.
Blount keeps Philadelphia from going all third-down, scatback type Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys with the three-headed committee of Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood and Donnel Pumphrey. Sproles was spry getting some extra rushing work last season, but he turns 34 in June. Smallwood showed flashes in 2016 but is going into his second season coming off a knee injury. Pumphrey has speed as a fresh-legged change of pace alternative, but he’s still a rookie fourth-rounder.
Scherzer eventually allowed a couple of hits and finished with 12 strikeouts in seven shutout innings. This was his 17th start of the 2017 season, and the 10th time he’s had double-digit strikeouts. After the game, though, the way his incredible outing was discussed in the Nationals’ clubhouse speaks volumes to the type of pitcher he’s become.
Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown is the latest NFL star to get his own music video for Madden 17.
In the video, Brown shows off his vocal range while singing a parody of The Weeknds I Cant Feel My Face.
I can’t stop my end zone dance and moves, when I shake it, they can’t take it, sings Brown.
EA Sports has taken a unique marketing approach by featuring singing NFL stars in their latest Madden campaign, including Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who channeled his inner Jon Bon Jovi to sing Catching with Flair.
You’re half way there. Whoa. But you need another player. My giant hands will make us champs I swear Whoa. With the right amount of flair, sings Gronkowski.
Since Belichick took over the Patriots in 2000, New England has won the AFC East 14 times. The Patriots have reached seven Super Bowls under Belichick, who can become the first coach to win the Super Bowl five times.
If the Patriots beat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, quarterback Tom Brady would be the first quarterback in NFL history to win five Super Bowls. Belichick and Brady have won 24 postseason games together, the most by any coach-QB combo in NFL history. Next on the list? Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw with a mere 14.
A little improv from Matt Ryan, a sweet little catch by Mohamed Sanu, and the Falcons were able to get a touchdown out of their impressive opening drive. Atlanta took 6:36 off the clock during a drive that featured five first downs and three third-down conversions. The touchdown came on a 2-yard flip to Sanu, who found a hole in the Packers’ coverage near the goal line. It capped a 13-play drive that Cheap Jerseys Premier League went 80 yards. 7-0, Falcons.
A stable environment, free of clashes in philosophy and priorities, as well as of quick-trigger coaching changes, doesn’t guarantee success. But they help more than the opposite.
If a team isn’t ready to give that, it shouldn’t spend a high pick on players who have growing up to do.
The owner, head coach, staff and top football people are the grown-ups. They don’t have to be, of course; they don’t have to conduct themselves as such, and they can choose to go about their business the way plenty of NFL teams do, with impatience, impulsiveness, desperation and runaway egos.
But they can’t be surprised at the results when they do. The results in Tennessee, in part, were Young and Jeff Fisher imploding in their fifth year together, Young getting cast off and Fisher parting ways at the end of the season.
And it results in an underachieving, underwhelming career for Young, full of regrets and an inability, even now, to talk in depth about what went down between him and Fisher.
For the Titans, it results in five more years before they find a quarterback NFL Jerseys 2014 they love as much as they once loved Young, Marcus Mariota (with the daughters of the late owner, Bud Adams, now running the team).
If Young is some kind of cautionary tale — which he is in many ways, as the story reveals — then that Titans hierarchy and the pieces that made it up are, too.
No, every team hasn’t learned. There are always going to be young quarterbacks Cheap Lions Jerseys who need to mature, and they don’t always (ever?) do it on the team’s timetable.
According to Pro Football Focus, the Seahawks graded out as NFL’s worst line last season. The lone bright spot is the only sure thing of this year’s edition. Center Justin Britt finally found his best position as the starting center, and he steadily improved all-around in filling the big void left by the Max Unger trade.
Britt did his job keeping Wilson free from hits, but the MLB Authentic Jerseys biggest question over Seattle’s latest attempt to upgrade falls on the tackles. How that’s sorted will also help settle the guards, because there are many swing linemen in the mix. That includes the two newcomers, Luke Joeckel and Oday Aboushi.
Joeckel will get a first crack at left tackle despite letting down as the Jaguars’ No 2 overall pick in 2013 and seeming to play better inside. There’s hope his athleticism and skill set can be harnessed better by position coach Tom Cable for the light to go on at his tabbed pro position. George Fant won’t give up left tackle without a fight, and at the very least, Joeckel can push Fant to get better in a hurry.
Getting Butler would have been a great pairing for Kansas City; getting Sherman turns its secondary into one of the best in league history. Marcus Peters is a two-time All-Pro with 14 interceptions in his first two seasons. Sherman, whom Seattle attempted to deal this offseason, may not have played at his peak last fall, but he’s still one of the game’s best corners and would give the team New York Giants Cheap Jerseys another island defender to turn their secondary into a no-fly zone — especially with Eric Berry lurking as a ballhawking center fielder.
Giants catcher Buster Posey and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper have been voted as National League All-Star Game starters for the fourth time in their careers, each making their fifth overall appearance in the Midsummer Classic.
Harper, who was the NL votes leader, is one of three Nats players to be named Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply starters, joined by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and second baseman Daniel Murphy. The Rockies send two representatives to Miami as starters – third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
Outfielder Marcell Ozuna will represent the host Marlins in the NL starting lineup.
The All-Star Game is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET July 11 at Marlins Park and will be televised by Fox.
The National League All-Star team, as announced Sunday night on ESPN and MLB.com.
If Austin Seferian-Jenkins finally can play to his potential in Year 4, he could be the Jets’ best — or at least most productive — offensive skill player in 2017. The 6-6 tight end reportedly stopped drinking and has dropped about 20 pounds, and he’s expected to be more involved in the passing game under Morton.
The tight end the Jets really would love to see produce, however, is Jordan Leggett, the rookie fifth-rounder out of Clemson. At 6-5, 258 pounds, he’s another big body who can aid in both the running and passing game. With ASJ’s contract scheduled to expire after the 2017 season, Leggett has a chance to become New York’s No. 1 tight end for the future if he can prove capable.
The Jets’ obvious issue at tight end, in addition to inexperience, is depth. Brian Parker, Anthony Firkser, Eric Tomlinson and Jason Vander Lann fill out the position group going into training camp.
While you’re still laughing at Klay Thompson, busting his behind in front of thousands of adoring fans after attempting a 360 dunk, the Warriors guard is laughing all the way to the bank.
Apparently the Cavs think it’s Korver because they are reportedly in talks Cheap Discount Jerseys to trade Shumpert to the Rockets, according to ESPN.
The Cavs are apparently trying to free up roster space so they can resign Korver and maybe make some other additions to the roster.
Cavs in market to get draft pick & trade exception for Iman Shumpert, which would free $ to sign Kyle Korver and set up future deals.
While keeping Korver around would be good for the Cavs in helping the team keep up with the 3-point happy Warriors, losing Shumpert takes away one of the team’s better defenders and keeps one of the team’s less-than-stellar defenders in Korver.
It’s a move and makes it look like the Cavs are trying to get closer, but whether they will actually be any closer by trading Shumpert remains to be seen. Should the trade actually happen, the Rockets could always use defensive help. Shumpert might not be a bad addition for the team that now features two of the best guards in the league in James Harden and Chris Paul.
The Panthers’ biggest and most needed change was bringing back Captain Munnerlyn, who wasn’t re-signed by the Vikings. After a mess of trouble covering slot receivers, the now-more-seasoned Munnerlyn (29) will lock down that spot and provide great mentorship for the young corners, much like he Nike NFL Jerseys China did in Minnesota for Xavier Rhodes and others. Behind Munnerlyn, Corn Elder makes for the ideal nickel/dime backup ahead of players such as Teddy Williams and Zack Sanchez. It didn’t take long for the Panthers to recover from their decision not to spend too much on Josh Norman.
Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 season, the NBA announced Friday.
Caldwell-Pope was arrested early on March 29, hours after a Pistons loss to the Heat and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. According to reports at the time, he was pulled over for driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone and the officer who stopped him smelled alcohol on the 24-year-old’s breath. A Cheap Kids Soccer Jerseys Breathalyzer test later registered the Caldwell-Pope’s blood-alcohol content at 0.08, WDIV reported.
Caldwell-Pope is a restricted free agent, and his roster spot could be in jeopardy after the Pistons selected shooting guard Luke Kennard from Duke in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday.
It may have seemed odd for the 49ers to give Garcon, who turns 31 in August, a five-year deal. He still has a good amount of his speed and quickness, but it was his tough route-running and impressive intangibles that were most attractive for a post-Washington reunion with Shanahan. The 49ers have Cheap Laker Jerseys Sale been missing some basic reliability at wideout after moving on from both Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Garcon will be a leader and a go-to outside receiver for Hoyer, with the natural transition to thrive with Cousins again.
Jeremy Kerley was useful in the slot as the team’s leading receiver last season, but by scheme and by necessity because of oft-injured Bruce Ellington, he may be called upon to line up outside as the only true veteran complement to Garcon. As for former Bill Marquise Goodwin, Shanahan will look to use his track-star speed in special packages, exactly as he did with Taylor Gabriel in Atlanta. The group may not be as prolific or pretty as that of other teams, but the 49ers did get better and grittier at wide receiver.
The Cavs and Warriors are two of three franchises in NBA history to hit more than 1,000 3-pointers in the regular season. The Rockets are the third franchise and own the record at 1,181 3-pointers.
Five of the last seven 3-point Contest winners will play in this year’s NBA Cheap Jerseys USing Paypal Finals. In order, starting with the most recent winner: Eric Gordon, Klay Thompson, Curry, Marco Belinelli, Irving, Kevin Love and James Jones.
This series should be a whole lot of fun. OK, that’s not a number, but whatever.
Sporting News’ Alex Novick contributed to this report. Let’s also give a tip of the cap to indispensable sites like Basketball-Reference.com and NBA.com for helping one very numerically-challenged NBA writer.
Paul is still a great floor general. The 11-year veteran averaged 18.1 points and 9.2 assists per game this season. Yet, Paul played just 61 games while dealing with injuries. He has played 62 or fewer games in three of his six seasons with the Clippers, and has played 80 or more games just twice throughout his career.
With Manu Ginobili possibly set to retire this offseason, and Tony Parker likely just behind him, it may be time for San Antonio to get younger.
LaMarcus Aldridge, 31, joined the Spurs before the 2015-16 season to help usher in a new era. Despite flashing moments of All-Star form, Aldridge has not been as dominant with the Spurs as he was with the Trail Blazers.
Grouping Leonard, Aldridge and Paul together may sound like a “Big Cheap Jerseys With Free Shipping Three” on paper, but what made the most prominent super groups so successful was how they fit together.
The Celtics had Ray Allen (an elite shooter) with Paul Pierce (dominated the ball) and Kevin Garnett (controlled the paint). They each carved out a role, and were among the best in the league at their positions.
For most of the past 12 days, the Celtics have been asked one thing consistently by media members, and in their more solemn moments, they’ve surely been asking themselves much the same thing: What are you supposed to do about LeBron James, anyway?
Taking “First Take” on the road is a smart way to connect with the show’s audience, Roberts Cheap Jerseys Sell said. Since the departure of Skip Bayless to rival Fox Sports 1 last year and the ascension of Kellerman as his replacement (Roberts said Kellerman continues to “grow” and become more “comfortable”), Smith and Roberts have looked for ways to get viewers involved.
The “First Take, Your Take” viewer contest invited viewers to debate Smith and Kellerman. It drew more than 7,000 entries. The show also started a segment called “Your Take” in which fans send tapes to Smith and Kellerman. The duo then respond on the air.
The loss ends Cleveland’s postgame winning streak at 10. The Cavs will try to restore order in Game 4 on Tuesday night (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
Avery Bradley hits every part of the rim, but sinks a 3 with a tenth of a second to play. The Celtics WIN, 111-108. “Wide-open look,” Bradley told TNT’s David Aldridge after Cheap Jerseys Team the finish.
The key for us is just fighting back. We wanted to chip away…
And that’s it — Cleveland has set up its third straight NBA Finals appearance with the Warriors after beating Boston 135-102 in Game 5. LeBron James finishes with 35 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.
Cleveland now has a series-high 135 points in Game 5. Boston never had a chance in this one.
Cleveland now leads Boston 130-96 with two minutes remaining in the half — matching their Game 4 beatdown against the Celtics.
Cleveland leads 115-80 with a little over six minutes remaining in the game. This one is over.
It was about 15 degrees a few hours before kickoff of Sundays NFC wild-card game at Lambeau Field, but Giants players seem unfazed by the freezing temperatures.
In fact, many of them, including wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Rashad Jennings, went shirtless in warmups.
Despite the Giants’ evident comfort with the cold, let’s Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China not completely discount the weather factor for Sunday’s game. Temperatures this cold will have some impact on how it plays out.
Classy gesture by Tom Jackson and Chris Mortensen to surprise Chris Berman of ESPN during his final Sunday NFL Countdown telecast in Bristol.
Berman is truly the last of the NFL pregame show anchors to be a bigger name than his guest analysts.
He got choked up when his buddies surprised him and ESPN announced it was naming the studio after him and Jackson.
The Steelers had driven into the red zone before the Dolphins’ defense made an impressive stand and forced Pittsburgh to settle for three points off the foot of Chris Boswell, a 34-yarder. The Steelers’ first possession of the second half went eight plays and took more than four minutes off the clock. 23-6, Steelers.
The start of the second half was going well for Miami until Pittsburgh’s Mike Mitchell blitzed from his safety position, got to Matt Moore and forced a fumble, which the Steelers recovered on their own 41-yard line.The Dolphins had converted two third downs and were driving Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys on their first possession of the half.