Ronald Acuña Jr. injury update: Braves rookie leaves game with left leg injury

Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. left Sunday’s game against the Red Sox with an apparent leg injury.

The injury occurred while Acuña was attempting to beat out a ground ball to shortstop in the top of the seventh inning. He extended his leg towards first base and landed awkwardly before falling. Acuña was credited with an infield single on the play.

In addition, Rasmus made an outstanding throw from right field to the plate, nailing Wilmer Difo on a tag-up play in the seventh inning with the score tied.

Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (back) will next pitch for Class A Delmarva after allowing three runs in two innings for lower Class A Aberdeen on Wednesday night.

Nationals: RHP Brandon Kintzler (flexor strain) is close to coming off the DL. Martinez hopes the reliever can pitch an inning on a rehabilitation assignment before being is activated. … Martinez said RHP Jeremy Hellickson (right hamstring strain) will soon go on a rehab assignment and pitch five or six innings.

Orioles: Alex Cobb (2-9, 7.14 ERA) helps Baltimore open a three-game series on the road Friday night against the Braves, who lead the NL East.

Nationals: Tanner Roark (3-7, 3.87) takes the mound in the opener of a three-game set against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, who entered play Thursday in a second-place tie with Washington.

If there are any real drawbacks to Mize as a prospect, they lie in his medical history and his relatively low ceiling.

Though he’s never had major surgery on his right arm, Mize was shut down last summer for what was described as arm fatigue, leading some scouts to question how well he would hold up over the course of a major league season.

There is also the issue of how much better an organization could expect Mize to get as a player after signing him. Unlike other pitchers in the draft, Mize has already filled out physically and likely would not add any velocity with further weight gain. The question for teams considering Mize in the top few picks of the draft is whether they feel that his current skill set is good enough to get batters out in the big leagues.

Relatively speaking, the concerns about Mize’s health and lack of further development are small compared to everything he brings to the table for whichever team drafts him. Because of his dominance in one of the most talented and competitive conferences in the country, Mize is a low-risk pick at the top of the draft, which is why it is likely the Detroit Tigers will take him first overall on June 4.

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According to Jeff John Sullivan Jersey Howe of The Athletic, the Patriots have extended fullback James Develin’s contract.

Develin’s deal was set to expire after this season, but his two-year deal is worth $3.8 million, with a $600,000 signing bonus.

He began as a member of the Patriots practice squad in 2012, but slowly developed into the kind of role player Bill Belichick loves. Develin made the Pro Bowl last year.

Toward the end of his deployment, he learned West Point fulfills a Peyton Manning Womens Jersey certain quota of enlisted soldiers every year. Despite his growing disillusionment with the military, he applied and got in.

I was still idealistic, he said. I figured maybe I could change things from inside.

Bugel spent 27 of 32 NFL seasons as an assistant coach and is best known for building Washington’s famous Hogs offensive line. He coached in three Super Bowls.

Bugel was offensive coordinator (1981-82) and assistant head coach/offense (1983-89) in Washington. He was the Cardinals head coach from 1990-93, the Raiders assistant head coach/offense from 1995-96 and the Raiders head coach in 1997. He coached the Chargers offensive line from 1998-2001 before returning to Washington from 2004-09 as an assistant. He retired after the 2009 season.

In the lawsuit, Wilkins is said to have routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek while performing her cheerleading duties.

The suit also claimed the Cowboys mistreated their cheerleaders by paying them less than the male mascot and pushing them to promote the team on their social media accounts without compensation. Instead, the posts gave the Cowboys organization a financial boost, according to the suit.

The third-round pick out of Georgia is looking to nail down a role in the Giants’ new-look 3-4 defense, and has utilized his more experienced teammates in his early days with the team.

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New York is planning to activate Jeurys Familia from the disabled list Sunday, according to a report from the New York Post. Familia was originally placed on the DL June 8 with right shoulder soreness.

The Reds, for example, drafted hometown prep star Barry Larkin in the second round in 1982, but he chose to attend Michigan. So Cincinnati selected him again in the first round in 1985, and this time he signed. Stories like that abound in draft history. The Orioles drafted Mike Mussina twice. Same for Jorge Posada (twice by the Yankees), Craig Kimbrel (twice by the Braves), Tim Hudson (twice by the A’s) and Chuck Finley (twice by the Kurt Warner Youth Jersey Angels), to name a few.

According to, deputies said Brown hid in a neighbor’s yard and waited for the thieves to strike again after reports surfaced of stolen mail. Brown caught two men — one of them a 15-year-old — Wednesday and held them at gunpoint until officers arrived.

Information was not immediately released on the charges that the suspects may face, and Mike Fisher Jersey they were not identified in initial media reports.

Over Brown’s 19-year MLB career, he spent time with the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins, Padres, Dodgers and Yankees. He won 211 games, becoming a six-time All-Star. He retired in 2005 with the Yankees at age 41.

The Seahawks in 2017 were not a playoff team for the first time in six seasons.

That failure led right into a 2018 offseason of change.

Still, they sent him out to warm up to start the fifth, but Scioscia said they could tell from his warmups that it was bothering him.

The 34-year-old veteran has hit just.139 and registered a.205 on-base percentage in 42 games for New York this season. The Mets have considered releasing Reyes but hope he will hold a retirement news conference instead, according to a report from SNY.

Terrell Owens makes a pitch to the 49ers

Dez Bryant isn’t the only free-agent receiver who would like to play for the 49ers.

Soon-to-be Hall of Fame wideout Terrell Owens wants to return to the team that drafted him more than two decades ago. As noted by Eric Ting of, a congratulatory tweet from 49ers G.M. John Lynch to Owens regarding his work with the Alzheimer’s Association prompted an effort by Owens to return to action with the 49ers.

The difference between Wentz and the average quarterback on third down was drastic, which made Nick Foles winning the Super Bowl when Wentz went down even more of surprise. After bouncing back from an awful rookie season, Wentz separated himself from the pack in the NFC East and proved that he’s a franchise talent.

As long as he recovers well from his season-ending knee injury, he should be near the top of the MVP list again in 2018.

According to Football Outsiders, Antonio Brown had the highest Defense-Adjusted Yards Above Replacement number in the NFL at 430. This should surprise no one, and neither should the fact that Marvin Jones, Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas round out the top five.

Recently there was a bit of a kerfuffle, a commotion if you will, about what it means to have fun in the NFL.

The issue of fun and football came up when Cassius Marsh told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Eric Branch of playing for the Patriots, his former team: There’s nothing fun about it. There’s nothing happy about it. I didn’t enjoy any of my time there. Current Eagles player Brandon Brooks, but also a former Texans player under coach Bill O’Brien who is disciple of Belichick, told reporters the same: S–t is not fun there.

Ex-Patriot Martellus Bennett responded to the comments with a tweet that said fun in football is all a matter of perspective.

Fun is relative. Some people have fun skydiving others find it terrifying. Some people find clubs fun others find dinner parties fun. Some folks find sex fun others think it’s miserable. It’s all relative

Tedy Bruschi, a former Patriot, defended the team in a tweet of his own.

Players that don’t like their Patriot experience are the ones that can’t take tough coaching, get eaten up by the pressure, blame others for failures and expect things are supposed to be given to them.

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, via colleague Adam Schefter, said on Tuesday that he is starting to believe that Carson Wentz is going to be ready for the openerbased on what he Corey Grant Jersey is hearing.

Nick Foles wound up leading the Eagles to an upset victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, 41-33. The backup’s 373 yards and three touchdowns earned him Super Bowl MVP honors.

Make no mistake about it, though. There was no quarterback controversy following the Super Bowl run—this was and is Wentz’s team.

Philadelphia listened to offers on Foles with the intention of giving him a chance to start somewhere else if they received an offer they couldn’t refuse. However, no team blew the Eagles away with an offer, so they kept the veteran as an insurance policy for Wentz (while restructuring Foles’ contract to reward him).

Wentz has a long way to go before he is ready to step on the field against NFL defenses, but the 25-year-old has made great strides on the recovery trail. There are still just more than three months until the season kicks off, and if Wentz is for some reason unable to be cleared in time, the Eagles can take the field with a reliable fallback.

Herndon allegedly crashed his SUV into an SUV driven by a 76-year-old Manalapan man, Albert Elliott. Herndon was arrested by New Jersey State Police at 4:45 a.m., after the wreck on Interstate 80 westbound.

Elliott bruised and cut his arm, according to the Miami Herald. Herndon, 22, was not injured. He practiced as usual with the Jets on Monday and Tuesday.

I feel like I’m fine, Herndon said of his physical health after the crash. I don’t feel too bad right now. I’m just dealing with everything and trying to stay focused. I’ve just been trying to keep Darren O’Day Jersey my focus, try not to focus on that [arrest]. I’m just trying to focus in as much as I can.

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Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Martinez said after the Nationals’ 7-5 victory over San Francisco on Saturday.
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Martinez said there was no timetable on Strasburg’s return. The right-hander left his start Friday against San Francisco after two Tim Williams Womens Jersey innings and underwent an MRI Saturday morning.

Kipnis then connected off Greene (2-3) for a drive over the right-center field scoreboard for Troy Polamalu Youth Jersey his fourth homer of the season.

I’ve only got four this year, but I still know when they are gone, he said. I caught it flush.

Kipnis came into the game hitting .205.

After popping out to right field in the first inning, Hoskins gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead on his three-run blast in his second at-bat. It was his seventh homer of the season.

The Phillies placed outfielder Dylan Cozens on the 10-day DL to make room for Hoskins on the 25-man roster.

Hoskins entered the contest with a .233 batting average and 28 RBIs this season. He burst onto the scene in 2017, when he had 18 homers and 48 RBIs in just 50 games with the Phillies.

Randal Grichuk and Kevin Pillar also homered as the Blue Jays recorded their first back-to-back victories since April 30 and May 1 at Minnesota.

Toronto went 33 games without consecutive wins, the third-longest streak in franchise history. The Blue Jays went 49 games between back-to-back wins in 1979, their third season.

You’ve got to start somewhere, Happ said. Now we’ve got two. See if we can get a streak going.

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Watson threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns while adding 67 yards rushing. Hopkins had eight catches for 224 yards and one touchdown. It took Russell Wilson everything he had—452 passing yards, four touchdowns and 30 yards rushing—to beat them.

Has there ever been a rookie to do that? then-Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman asked. Maybe [Michael] Vick… I think [Watson’s] going to be a special player in this league. He made plays that very few people in this league can make, including the top tier guys.

According to the Cardinals’ team website, the charges against Kirk were dismissed. City prosecutor Karen Close told that Kirk paid restitution. From the beginning, I was confident that the facts and the truth would ultimately validate the type of person that I am,Kirk said in a statement. I am Womens Jay Bouwmeester Jersey grateful that was indeed the case. I appreciate all the support I have received while this process has played out, particularly from my family and friends as well as the Cardinals and this community.From the original report:

From the beginning, the Cardinals maintained all along that they knew about the incident and felt like the situation would be resolved. We knew about it,new coach Steve Wilks said earlier this month. We did our own independent research on it, and we felt very good about the information that we received and that’s why we moved forward in drafting him.

As I stated before, we want to bring in great character guys, and I think Christian is one of those guys. I think the situation is going to resolve itself here in a couple of Kent Hrbek Youth Jersey months. And with it still being an on-going legal issue, I’m not going to go into it any further than that.Kirk, taken with the 47th-overall pick, is coming of a successful college career at Texas A&M where he racked up 2,856 receiving yards and 26 touchdown catches in three seasons.

Lions invested in free agency and draft to improve run game

The Detroit Lions have desperately tried to improve what has been a weakness, signing and drafting players to improve their running game.

Detroit ranked last in the NFL last season in rushing offense and has been among the league’s worst on the ground offensively in recent seasons.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn has made it a priority to fix the problem.

He signed veteran LeGarrette Blount in free agency and moved up in the draft to select Kerryon Johnson in the second round.

Pat Bowlen’s wish and his legacy was to have one of his children run this team, Kerry and John Bowlen said in a joint statement. That is what he always wanted. Beth is the best positioned of all the children to take over now. Her plan is just right — to take over as managing owner now and in the future allow the other children to mature, learn and grow into the position, keeping this team in her family and in Denver, where the Broncos belong.

The Trust said Pat Bowlen made it clear that his children were not automatically entitled to a role with the team and that they would have to earn that opportunity through their accomplishments, qualifications and character.

In the statement, the Trust said it had communicated this with her.

The safety from Alabama said he’s not fazed by reports Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wanted to trade down on draft night rather than pick Fitzpatrick.

I heard about it, Fitzpatrick said. He’s a businessman. He’s going to see the business side of everything. This is extra motivation to prove I’m a worthy pick and deserve to be here.

The front office wanted a playmaker to upgrade a defense that ranked fourth-worst in points allowed last season, and so far Fitzpatrick looks as if he’ll make Miami better.

He has done a good job, coach Adam Gase said. He has gotten his hands on a lot of balls. He seems to be all over the place. He has a great motor and a great work ethic. You can tell he takes this very seriously and puts everything he has into this.

No, I haven’t (thought about it), he said. But I definitely know I want to keep going and play this year. Feeling good and just put all that rest behind me … just focus on getting better.

Gronk said overall he’s in a good place.

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The Giants are set to sign long-time Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart. The connection here is obvious, as ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman and ex-Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula now hold the same positions in New York. Stewart figures to reprise his role as nothing more than an early-down innings eater with some value at the goal line. Stewart hasn’t appeared in 16 games since 2011 but has ranked top-20 among running backs in carries each of the past three seasons.
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Since 2015, he ranks 10th at the position in carries, 14th in rushing yards (2,493), ninth in rushing touchdowns (21), fifth in rushing OTD (24.3) and third in carries inside the opponents’ 5-yard line (38). A nonfactor as a receiver, Stewart ranks 65th at the position, with 53 targets during the span. At least for now, he’s the favorite for lead back duties come Week 1, but New York is unlikely to be done at the position. Wayne Gallman and potentially Paul Perkins are in the mix, and Shane Vereen or Orleans Darkwa could be back. The team also could select a rookie from this year’s deep class during April’s draft. Stewart might end up on the RB2 radar in deeper non-PPR leagues, but he has minimal upside.
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I came in with an open mind, Amendola said of negotiations. I understand Bill [Belichick] runs a tight ship, and he hasn’t been known to pay his players, really. I understood that I gave money back to him so I could play for him and play for my teammates and fulfill my side of the contract, and at the end of the day, I had faith that he was going to give me an opportunity to stay. Unfortunately for Amendola, that didn’t happen. However, things already seem to be paying off for the Dolphins.