Daryl Worley Officially Cut by Eagles After Arrest

The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have released cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest early Sunday morning.

Anyone else? Nice to see Denver, Miami and Buffalo stretching their legs. Arizona and Baltimore, don’t by shy, there might be room for you. Jacksonville, too, but do Steeler Nation a favor and tell Pittsburgh to sit down and wait till next year.

Quarterbacks will command center stage when the draft commences April 26 with at least 25 percent of NFL teams — and possibly one-third — in the market for a quarterback of the future, if not the present.

How many quarterbacks are selected on opening night, and where they land in the football version of musical chairs, will be the storyline that overshadows all others in Round 1.

As an organization we hold Dez Bryant in the highest regard, and we are grateful for his passion, spirit and contributions to this team for the past eight years, Jones said in a statement. He will always be a valued member of our family. Dez and I share a personal and professional relationship that is very strong, and he is one of just a handful of players with whom I have become that close to over the past 30 years.

The move is no surprise, as Berger said during the season that he was leaning toward retirement. But he was a free agent who drew interest from the Lions and Panthers as well as the Vikings, and he decided to listen to those teams’ offers.

In the end, however, he decided he’s done.

Contrast that with last year when he traded down five times during the draft to acquire more picks. The Jets had just purged their roster of veterans and Maccagnan clearly was in pick acquisition mode to try to add more rookies to a rebuilding roster.

When you examine the ages of the players Maccagnan drafted, an interesting pattern emerges. With his early picks, he has taken younger players. This may just be a product of players being selected high who left college a year early, but it seems to be important to Maccagnan, who has cited the ages of some of the players after they are drafted. steelers_031

As Shohei Ohtani takes the mound, what should we expect

Shohei Ohtani is doing this, and when Sunday dawns, the magnitude of this moment should not be minimized. Strip away all the angst about his spring training and remember those four words: He is doing this. He was the Los Angeles Angels’ designated hitter Thursday against the Athletics, and he will be their starting pitcher Sunday. That’s nothing short of crazy. As the season wears on, he is expected to hit two or three times a week and be the starting pitcher once a week. In the modern game, it is unprecedented, and yet as the moment approaches, it still somehow feels underappreciated.

Padres: C Austin Hedges (back) was out of the lineup a second straight game. … OF Wil Myers didn’t start a night after coming out of the game with a triceps injury.

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (0-1, 6.75 ERA) looks to bounce back from an opening-day loss to Arizona.

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (0-0, 1.00 ERA) pitched seven strong innings on opening day.

You might have viewed the Dodgers’ season-opening festivities as an in-your-face reminder of how long it has been since their 1988 title. You can’t blame the team. We all love to celebrate round-numbered anniversaries, and that L.A. team was awfully memorable. Who hasn’t seen Kirk Gibson’s homer off Dennis Eckersley replayed a million times We all remember Vin Scully’s unforgettable epilogue: In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.

Gibson was there to throw out the first pitch, one day after he autographed the seat where that famous home run landed. That seat is now covered in blue and beginning this year is called The Kirk Gibson Seat. The story of Gibson’s homer was told in a short documentary on the scoreboard, then he came out of the dugout carrying the same bat and took a couple of swings from the on-deck circle. Orel Hershiser, his Cy Young-winning teammate on that ’88 team, and Tommy Lasorda, his manager, took part in the ceremony.

The Dodgers lost their opener to the hated Giants 1-0, the franchise’s first 1-0 loss in an opener since 1930. Joe Panik curled a homer around the right-field foul pole off Kershaw for the game’s only run. No one was too worked up about it, of course. What is one game for a team that has achieved everything together Well, almost everything.patriots_155

Report: Cardinals will sign Mike Glennon after his release

The Cardinals will get another quarterback.

They will sign Mike Glennon once the Bears release him, Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Media reports.

A key signing by the Bears a year ago or at least it appeared so at the time when he agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal Glennon is an afterthought this offseason. The Cardinals agreed to terms with Sam Bradford earlier in the day.

On one hand, a network that strives to provide thorough coverage of American sports should probably have some rights to the nation’s most popular league. On the other hand, ESPN is paying $1.9 billion a year to air a relatively small package, and that money could be potentially be put to more efficient use elsewhere at a company reeling from subscriber losses.

According to ESPN guru Jim Miller, ESPN’s odds of renewing its Monday Night Football rights might be better now than they were a few months ago. Speaking to Jimmy Traina on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, Miller said new ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro is probably more bullish on MNF than his predecessor John Skipper.

Horton of Scouts Inc.He is still averaging efficient numbers for the entire year such as effective field goal percentage of 51% to go along with 16 points per game and a 3-point percentage around 39%.Cameron Clear The Colts announced Clear as a tight end, but he has the size to play tackle.But history tells me to be patient.

It was the defensive backs against the linebackers of Philly.The difference at PFF is that when they’t know, they simply punt responsibility.While Vesey had a strong offensive of his own, you have to scroll all the way to 17 on the scoring chart to find him.led league’s first basemen with club-record. 9973 fielding-percentage. By cutting Milliner, the Jets still need to pay him $4 million this. 1966 Roberts records 28 outs a game for the 25th and final time.

Now that Eifert has secured a spot on the roster, the focus will shift to remaining healthy enough to make the most of it. Eifert has ed just 10 games over the last two years thanks to a variety of injuries, including a back issue that led to surgery last year. Eifert said recently that “everything is fixed,” but any firm declaration on that front will wait until he’s actually doing things on a football field later in the year.49ers_185

The Denver Broncos got their guy under center with Case Keenum—now they have to protect him.

It’s a tall task, considering the Broncos allowed 52 sacks of their three-headed quarterback attack last year. The Broncos already tried to alleviate this issue, only to have the Miami Dolphins rebuff a trade offer for Ja’Wuan James, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis.

The free-agent market doesn’t look too appetizing at this point, with guys like Nate Solder and Chris Hubbard off the board. But the Broncos aren’t out of options.

The Vikings used much of their cap space on Cousins, but they still had enough left to sign one of the most talented defensive linemen in this year’s free agent crop.

The 27-year-old (28 in November) had just one sack last season, but the advanced metrics showed that he was still starting-caliber, even in a down year.

Richardson did his best work with the Jets, particularly in 2014 when he racked up eight sacks.

His production was a bit up-and-down as he was moved at times from defensive tackle to the outside and even to linebacker, but he was a consistent threat.

Richardson, presumably, was after a multi-year deal, but the one-year pact with Minnesota will give him a chance to rebuild his value and potentially cash in next March.

The Seahawks have now lost two high-profile defensive linemen in Richardson and Michael Bennett (via trade with the Eagles), but Richardson’s departure should at least net them some return in compensatory picks.

Svi Mykhailiuk added 16 points and Lagerald Vick had 13 for the Jayhawks (29-7), who converted on every crucial play down the stretch to advance to the semifinals of the Midwest Region.

They’ll take on the winner of Sunday’s game between Auburn and Clemson in Omaha, Nebraska.

Delgado finished with 24 points and 23 rebounds in a virtuoso effort for the No. 8 seed Pirates (22-11), who snapped a four-game NCAA Tournament skid in the opening round.

Khadeen Carrington finished with 28 points, many of them on 3-pointers in the closing minutes, and Myles Powell added 14 as the pair of guards tried in vain to keep Seton Hall alive.
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Nick Young appears to be rubbing off on Stephen Curry

Nick Young is famous for a lot. He was engaged to Iggy Azalea, he is the subject of a meme, and he will never outgrow the nickname “Swaggy P.”

Gordon broke in as a shortstop with the Los Angeles Dodgers and made himself into a Gold Glove second baseman with the help of infield coach Perry Hill in Miami. Now he’ll have to adjust to a whole new world view in center field. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, the quintessential free thinker, saw the dynamic potential of a Gordon-Jean Segura pairing at the top of the order, and the Statcast numbers convinced him that Gordon had the raw materials to play outfield. Gordon’s sprint speed of 29.7 feet per second is fourth in MLB behind that of Minnesota’s Byron Buxton, Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton and Cleveland’s Bradley Zimmer — all center fielders — and he has the capacity to outrun the occasional bad jump or read.

“He saw the doc and our trainers and took the rest of the night off.”

Joerger, 43, is in his second season as the Kings coach and is 47-84 with Sacramento. Turner said Joerger had been “feeling great” before the game.

“He’s a young coach in good health, a lot of energy and he exerts it during the game and in practice,” Turner said. “It’s just an incident that happened and, unfortunately it was when the lights were on.

Thunder center Steven Adams put it best with his reaction to Andre Roberson’s ugly injury.

“It’s s—. It’s real s—,” Adams said after the Thunder’s 121-108 win over the Pistons. “He’s a huge part of our team and why we win. It’s a huge blow to us, but we’re just gonna have to rely on some other players to step up.”lions_054

Russell Westbrook gives wandering spectator shove after Thunder loss

Moments after the Nuggets quashed the Thunder’s fourth-quarter comeback at the horn, OKC point guard Russell Westbrook came face to face with a Denver fan who somehow made his way onto the court without security stopping him.

The government needs to get out of our doctor’s offices and our pharmacies and quit attempting to practice medicine by lumping all persons into the same category.None of their other three safeties has proved up to the job, and they can do better than Keo and Pleasant.a 2015 summer interview with of .com, was asked about who he had already studied for the 2015 .their effort, the way that they pursued that play the way coach always talks about, really made that play.

The biggest concerns with Hill are that he has dealt with a number of injuries in the past, and he’s in the first year of a three-year contract worth $57 million. It’s a big commitment to a 31-year-old who is in the midst of one of the worst seasons of his career, although moving on from the Kings could be what he needs to return to last season’s form.

Hood’s talent has never come into question. He’s a silky smooth scorer who can get hot and fill up the points column on any given night. He hasn’t, however, progressed quite as much as expected over the last two seasons, due in large part to an unfortunate run of injuries.

Manage If you played running back for the Seattle Seahawks — halfback or fullback — chances are you suffered a nasty injury.He heard us, she assured him with a hint of disgust her tone.Born the 11th of June Palmerston North, New Zealand, started performing on stage at an early age.

By the ZiPS projections — and I agree with the computer on this one — two franchises stand at or near the brink of completing their rebuilds. Just as no analyst is perfect, no rebuilding team does a perfect job, but these teams have gotten themselves near relevance without making major blunders that derailed their long-term plans.

He had a breakout season in 2014, batting .327 with 20 homers, 97 RBI and 23 steals in 156 games. He was working on another good year in 2015 when he hurt his right shoulder diving for a ball in Minnesota.

The two-time All-Star needed two surgeries to fix his shoulder and played in just 11 games in 2016, missing Cleveland’s run to the World Series. He appeared to be back on track last year before he injured his ankle while chasing a fly ball to left field during a game on Aug. 8.

Brantley made a surprising return late last season and was selected for the playoff roster against New York, but went just 1 for 11 in the five-game series. Despite the string of injuries, Cleveland decided to pick up his $11.5 million option for 2018.lions_126

Lonzo Ball’s ‘ugly’ shot is starting to fall

Lonzo sinks back-to-back 3sLonzo Ball knocks down 3-pointers on consecutive possessions for the Lakers.

Ball has appeared to be very comfortable, both on and off the court, for some time now, and it is showing in his game, as he has knocked down three or more treys in five of his past seven games.

“I can shoot,” said Ball, who’ll look to continue his hot shooting as the Lakers face the Heat in Miami on Thursday night. “I just missed at the beginning of the year. I told you I was going to keep shooting, and now they are going in.”

“With the long list of so many great players that have come through this league, in the history of this league, for me to be the only [person] in a category, I think it’s pretty cool,” James said after the Cavaliers’ 129-123 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. “It’s pretty cool. I take pride in my game. I’ve always taken pride in being a triple threat since I started playing basketball, and I never wanted to be labeled as a scorer.

“I always wanted to be labeled as just an all-around basketball player; and I get more gratification out of the assists more than anything, because to get my guys great looks or they’re knocking down shots, that means a lot to me.”

“I can’t wait to get out there and share my ideas.”

As part of the university’s Askwith Forums, Brown is scheduled to engage in a one-on-one discussion with Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Jal Mehta.

The HGSE said the discussion will touch on Brown’s basketball journey. But other topics will include institutionalized sport and education, inequality by design, the role sports play in society and why Brown thinks athletes can — and should — be ready to use their celebrity and prominence to speak up and advocate for change.

On the night before his visit, Brown wasn’t giving any hints as to what he might say.

“You’ll have to be there to see it,” Brown said.

This is Year 5 for Antetokounmpo. A player with Antetokounmpo’s devastating gifts should have begun to iron out his outside shot. But because the Greek Freak is such a devastating finisher, it’s masked his inability to shoot.49ers_182

The Blazers have won four of five, with the only loss a blowout to the Jazz on Feb. 11.

After Mitchell trimmed the Portland lead to 53-49, McCollum hit two 3-pointers and a runner to spark a 13-2 run. After the Jazz trimmed it back to 11, Lillard’s crossover stepback jumper gave the Blazers an 80-64 lead entering the final period.

The Blazers are looking to follow a pattern of strong finishes as they reached the playoffs with a 17-11 closing record in 2016 and an 18-8 post-All-Star Game mark in 2017.

Joe Kaiser: Towns has been playing slightly better this season and leads the league in double-doubles, but I can’t get past his lack of impact in terms of steals and assists compared to Antetokounmpo. Not to cop out, but I don’t think it really matters which one of this pair finishes higher on the Player Rater because it will be very close one way or another.

In rotisserie leagues you have to consider whether 3-pointers and rebounds (Towns) or steals and assists (Antetokounmpo) matter more to your team. Steals and assists are typically more difficult to find on the waiver wire, so I’ll continue to lean toward The Greek Freak.

According to Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel, the tradition started back in 2003, when the NFL entered into an apparel deal with Reebok. That agreement stated that the league’s coaches would be required to wear the company’s gear. Belichick scoffed at the idea that coaches should be models on the sideline and decided to wear the most simple option: a grey hoodie.

In true Belichick fashion, the coach wouldn’t simply acknowledge Wetzel’s discovery, instead dancing around the explanation without giving a true answer.

Belichick wouldn’t confirm the genesis of the story when I asked him about it in 2012. He didn’t deny it either or stop the line of questioning or explain much of anything though.

He just, as is his way, changed the subject, claiming he liked the hooded sweatshirt for practical purposes.

The style has become as synonymous with Belichick as his short, grumpy press conferences. The hoodie has attracted a cult following. There are those who track his record in different color sweatshirts and stores that market the simple garb just by attaching his name to it.

Even the Patriots’ team website sells a “Belichick Hoodie,” though it only comes in one color, navy, and you’ll have to cut the sleeves off yourself.bears_041-223x223

Parnell said players put their protest of President Donald J. Trump and his comments about the NFL above the American tradition of honoring the flag.

Parnell was particularity struck by the image of Alejandro Villanueva, the sole member of the team to come out of the safety of the tunnel before Sunday’s game and hold his hand over his heart while the national anthem played. All of his teammates, all of his coaches, stood yards away from him within the shadow of the tunnel.

Here is a look at The Post’s team-by-team draft analysis:

Cardinals: They addressed a need and got an immediate contributor at 13 overall in Temple LB Haason Reddick, a versatile player who can play inside and rusher the passer. They traded up nine spots in the second round to draft Washington safety Budda Baker, who has been compared to Arizona’s Tyrann Mathieu and Seattle’s Earl Thomas — good company.

The Indianapolis Colts plan to open the season with Scott Tolzien as their starter, with Andrew Luck still working his way back from shoulder surgery. The Carolina Panthers, likewise, have Cam Newton coming back from shoulder surgery, with Derek Anderson as the alternative. The Baltimore Ravens have Ryan Mallett behind Joe Flacco, who is coming back from a back injury. At least Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was sufficiently transparent to acknowledge that there were non-football considerations to the Ravens’ decision on Kaepernick.

Tolzien threw pick-sixes and finished 9-of-18 for 128 yards and was sacked four times. Brissett was 2-of-3 for 51 yards, leading the Colts to their only TD of the game.

6. Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver, Giants (4): Beckham already was one of the best receivers, but his infamous throwdown with Josh Norman and his various off-the-field antics — did he date Khloe Khardashian or not? — only added to the interest. Any time he’s on the field now seems like must-see TV.

7. Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seahawks (6): Whether or not you think he’s a giant phony, you keep paying attention because you never know what strange situation Wilson will be at the center of next. He made news with his offseason marriage to Ciara, and the Seahawks now officially are his team with the retirement of Marshawn Lynch.
“The game,” he said, “is like pro wrestling. I guess that’s why I don’t watch it. All show, little substance.”

Lately, many reasons have been given for the sudden, severe drop in NFL TV ratings. All of them, to some degree, make sense.bills_003

Network analysis ranks teams by looking at the shortest paths of results between them.

Cool enough, but we live in meta times. When you further ask which team is most important to how the network is configured, the answer has even more fascinating implications: Teams that are most central to their networks tend to be involved in upsets.

If Purdue beats Chicago State head-to-head by 69 points, we can reliably say the Boilermakers are better than the Cougars. If Nevada beats Rhode Island, which beats St. Bonaventure, which beats Maryland, which beats Penn State, we can guesstimate the Wolf Pack are better than the Nittany Lions, but with much less certainty because there are many other connections to consider among those teams and their other opponents.

If a team always loses to superior foes and beats inferior squads — if it’s predictable — it won’t create many new “shortest paths.” It will simply reinforce existing connections.

“Rosa Parks’s legacy continues to inspire our citizens to pursue a better tomorrow and to build a country where every American child — no matter their skin color — can live without fear, dream without limits and take their rightful place in the great story of our nation.”

His appearance was brief, though. After the Texans went three-and-out (a 1-yard loss by Lamar Miller and two incompletions), he headed to the locker room and was declared out shortly after halftime.

He is now the sixth Texans player dealing with concussions and on Monday morning the Texans announced that Yates would start Sunday against the Jaguars. Tight ends Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz will miss the rest of the season because of concussions; running back Alfred Blue, wide receiver Braxton Miller and linebacker Jelani Jenkins missed the San Francisco game.

The Philadelphia Eagles have an eight-game winning streak of their own and on Sunday became the first team ever to outscore the Cowboys by at least 30 points in the second half of a game at Dallas, in the regular season or the playoffs. They are now the most efficient team in the NFL per Football Outsiders Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, which measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent, and the No. 1 ranked team per the game charters at Pro Football Focus.jaguars_006