Yankees, Red Sox interested in Marlins infielders

The Marlins could be among the most active sellers before the July 31 trade deadline, and the Yankees and Red Sox are ready to take advantage of their situation.

According to USA Today Sports, the Red Sox have informed Miami of their interest in third baseman Martin Prado, while the Yankees are intrigued by first baseman Justin Bour.

Bour would be a coup for the Yankees. The 29-year-old slugger is Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply enjoying a breakout season, hitting .293 with 18 home runs and 50 RBIs in 65 games this season. Bour, who throws right-handed, but bats left-handed would enjoy Yankee Stadium’s short right-field fence.

That makes the Timberwolves, flush with nearly $30 million in cap space, a suddenly dangerous competitor for teams looking to keep their point guards. Minnesota is certain to make a play for Toronto All-Star Kyle Lowry, as has been rumored, and could see New Orleans’ Jrue Holiday as a backup plan. Holiday and his agents have been pushing for a max deal from the Pelicans, who sorely need to keep him.

So while Brady didn’t really say much of anything, it is worth noting that he at least acknowledged the comments made by his wife. This is the first time he’s answered a question about it, and considering his profile, it likely won’t be the last.

But even with all of the concussion concerns, Brady reiterated to ESPN that he wants to play into his mid-40s. And he says Gisele will continue to root him on, even if she doesn’t like what it’s doing to him.

“She’ll support me as long as I continue to want to play,” Brady said on “E:60.” “She’s like my mom, the two of them sitting next to each other in the suite watching me get hit all day, I’m sure is not fun. They know how well I take care of myself, too.”

Russell Wilson launches ‘elite QB’ training academy

Move over Mannings. There’s a new NFL quarterback entering the world of instructional quarterback academies.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has started a new academy, called RWQB, which claims it will provide “the highest level of instruction for quarterbacks of all ages, NFL, college, and high school.”

McFadden released the following statement Monday night:

“The other night, while at home, I received a call from my nephew that Cheap Discount Jerseys there was a shooting at the club where he and some of my relatives were. He told me that he got shot, many other people were shot and that some of my relatives were among those shot. Out of concern for all of the people affected by this horrible tragedy, I went down to the scene to check on my relatives and to offer any help I could.

“I appreciate all of the people who have reached out to check in on my family. We all appreciate your kind words and prayers. At this time, I am asking people to respect the privacy of my family and their medical status.

“Finally, I want to again send my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the shooting.”

McFadden’s mother told Arkansasmatters.com relatives Marvell Harris (23), Wallace Muhammad (35), and Marquette Muhammad (16) were shot and others were inside the club when shots were fired during a concert. The condition of McFadden’s relatives were not disclosed.

But Boston might not be done just yet. According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, the Celtics could be a potential trade suitor for Grizzlies center Marc Gasol. Boston has a treasure Nike NFL Jerseys From China chest full of assets (Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, multiple first-round picks) that may interest Memphis. However, the Grizzlies would be embracing a full rebuild in that scenario, and they likely would demand a huge package in exchange for Gasol’s services.

Dodgers’ Corey Seager day to day with hamstring injury

Corey Seager will be missing in action most of this week.

A $5 million payment goes to a player who has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The estate of a second player will receive $4 million because he was found after his Cheap Laker Jerseys Sale death to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease of the brain. Based on the payout amounts, both players played at least five seasons and were at least 45 years old.

The original settlement was approved in 2015 between the NFL and thousands of former players in a class-action lawsuit, and upheld in appeals court in 2016. The settlement process began accepting claims in late March, and a process for evaluating former players’ eligibility began June 6.

The AP reports nearly 15,000 former players have registered for benefits, out of a potential pool of more than 20,000. Players with Alzheimer’s, dementia, ALS or Parkinson’s are eligible for benefits.

Under terms of the original settlement, it “cannot be considered an admission by the NFL of liability, or an admission that plaintiffs’ injuries were caused by football.”

The Cowboys used back-to-back picks on cornerbacks, with Chidobe Awuzie from Colorado in the second round, and Jourdan Lewis out of Michigan in the third round. They also got a couple of late-round secondary players, safety Xavier Woods and cornerback Marquez White, in the sixth round.

The Cowboys brought in free agent Nolan Carroll, who previously played for the Eagles. Carroll was arrested for DWI this offseason and could miss time if the NFL decides to suspend him for it. These new players join Orlando Scandrick, who started 10 games for Dallas last year, and Anthony Brown, who had nine starts. There’s going to be a heated competition for starting roles.

Mavericks reportedly offering Dirk Nowitzki new contract, will decline player option

Expect Dirk Nowitzki to be with the Mavericks for a little while longer.

The team told their star forward they will decline his $25 Cheap Jerseys Vip million player option next year and opt to sign him to a new contract, ESPN.com reported.

Bellinger broke the record of 20 home runs to begin a career set last year by Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. After having a two-game MLB debut in 2015 without a home run, Sanchez got to 20 homers in his 49th game of the 2016 season. When Bellinger hit No. 21, he broke the MLB record set by Boston’s Wally Berger, who got to 21 home runs in 55 games in 1930.

Bellinger has been on fire since his April 25 call-up and passed Brewers Cheap Jerseys With Free Shipping slugger Eric Thames for the National League lead with his two blasts on Monday.

His first-inning homer was a 414-foot, three-run shot to right field.

The two long balls helped the Dodgers build a commanding 7-0 lead after two innings. The Dodgers held on for a 10-6 win as Bellinger finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs.

Sliding Ward full-time inside, however, comes with the cost of having two new starting cornerbacks with Tramaine Brock not retained. It’s guaranteed to be wide open, and the “winners” will be based more on talent than experience. That favors third-year man Dontae Johnson, second-year man Rashard Robinson and rookie Akhello Witherspoon in the battle for two spots. With Keith Reaser and Will Redmond as the young recent draftees among those fighting for subpackage duties, the 49ers will be very green in coverage.

Without anything close to the Legion of Boom or even the Jaguars’ rising secondary from last season, Saled is under even more pressure to get the front seven right. The strength on defense is up the middle; the edges and corners will remain liabilities.

Dustin Pedroia taken to hospital after HBP in back, status to be determined

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia’s status for a three-game series against the Royals will be determined Monday in Kansas City, the Boston Globe reported.

Pedroia was cleared to travel with the team in the wee hours Cheap Jerseys Shop Monday morning following a visit to the hospital in Houston after he was hit in the back by a pitch in Sunday’s game against the Astros and subsequently experienced swelling and trouble moving his left arm.

“I get texts from guys telling me to hang in there,” Clemens told MLB.com. “I appreciate it. I have no control over it. I did what I needed to do. It’s not going to change me.”

Clemens, 54, received 54.1 percent of the vote in the most recent balloting. His candidacy has, of course, been affected by allegations of PED use. His career stats are Hall-worthy (354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts), and no matter whether fans and media believe they’re tainted, Major League Baseball has let them stand.

Clemens on Friday also talked up the first-place Astros, for whom he works as a consultant, and current Sox ace Chris Sale (“I get texts about Chris when he’s winging it,” Clemens told MLB.com.)

Elliott and Prescott clearly have a good relationship, and it makes them seem more Cheap Jerseys Team accessible to fans. That showed during Cowboys minicamp, when Prescott brought Raymond “Ray Ray” Melgarejo out onto the field to run some drills with the offense. Melgarejo, who came all the way from California as part of the Make-a-Wish program, got to hand the ball off to Elliott during drills, too.

The boost Prescott and Elliott have given to the team is measurable. The top-selling NFL jersey from July to October of 2016 wasn’t Tom Brady’s or Aaron Rodgers’. It was Elliott’s. Prescott’s no slouch. His jersey sales ranked fifth in the NFL over that timeframe.