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.

Texans keep Mike Vrabel by giving him a promotion

Texans assistant coach Mike Vrabel had interest from other teams but will stay in Houston and be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

The odd part about this move is that there wasn’t an opening for defensive coordinator in Houston. Romeo Crennel held that spot and now will be shifted to another role, reportedly as an assistant head coach. It’s unclear what his duties will be and whether Crennel, who’ll turn 70 before next season, will continue to call defensive plays.

According to MMQB’s Albert Breer, Vrabel, 41, received interest from the Chargers and Redskins for the same position. The Texans didn’t want to lose their talented coach, so they decided this was the best option for everyone.

Vrabel, a former Patriots linebacker, began his coaching career at Ohio State. He then became the linebackers coach for Houston in 2014 and has held that position until now.

Tom Brady did a Tom Brady thing. New England’s first touchdown came from a mismatch, a linebacker trying to cover a running back out of the backfield. The Patriots’ second offensive touchdown came the same way, this time to James White on a wheel route. Brady’s throw, as we’ve come to expect, was Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China perfect. The 19-yard score capped a nine-play, 90 yard drive. 24-13, Patriots.

There’s the Brock Osweiler we know. The Houston quarterback had avoided turnovers until the 7:19 mark in the third quarter, when his deep pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins was picked off by Devin McCourty. The New England safety returned the interception four yards to the Patriots’ 44-yard line.

Jordy Nelson injury update: Packers WR still unlikely to play in NFC championship vs. Falcons

At this point, it’s highly unlikely the Packers’ Jordy Nelson will take the field Sunday against the Falcons in the NFC championship in Atlanta.

The Green Bay Packers will be traveling to the Georgia Dome to Cheap Goalie Jerseys face the Falcons for the NFC title game, but Nelson’s broken ribs will likely keep him sidelined. According to sources at ESPN, it would be extremely difficult for Nelson to play just two weeks after he sustained the broken ribs. He wasn’t cleared to play in Green Bay’s 34-31 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday, but coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson would be reevaluated Monday.

The Chargers played their inaugural season of 1960 in Los Angeles, but they moved to San Diego a year later and have been there the past 55 years.

The ESPN report said the Chargers will begin play in Los Angeles in the 2017 season.

Instead of sharing the Los Angeles Coliseum with the Rams and USC, the Chargers will play Cheap High Quality Jerseys at the StubHub Center on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif., before joining the Rams at their new Inglewood stadium in 2019, Pro Football Talk reported late Wednesday

Spanos does not want to be in business with Rams owner Stan Kroenke, and certainly doesn’t want to be Kroenke’s tenant, but after failed meetings with San Diego’s mayor and city council, he was out of options.

The final Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium was a 37-27 loss to the Chiefs on Jan. 1 to close a 5-11 season.

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as coach

Vance Joseph met with the Broncos on Tuesday and returned to Denver’s facility Wednesday. There and then, he was given an offer to become the team’s next head coach.

Joseph, who served as Miami’s offensive coordinator in 2016, accepted the offer.

I told my wife this is pretty much my last year,Hester said after Cheap Euro Jerseys the game, via NBC Sports. I was hoping for a run to the Super Bowl. The only thing that I left out of this game is walking away without getting a ring. Its tough.

Despite his Super Bowl dreams falling short, Hester put on a fantastic final performance, as he returned five kickoffs for 194 yards and had an impressive 80-yard punt return which called back by Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl a penalty.

Hester, 34, was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and spent his first eight seasons in Chicago. He went on to have stints with the Ravens and Falcons before signing with the Seahawks earlier this month for the postseason.

The four-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro has a case as a future Hall of Fame candidate, as he holds the NFL record for combined return touchdowns (20), punt return touchdowns (14) and return touchdowns in a season (6).

One thing that has helped Ryan is the addition of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in 2015. The Falcons were seventh in total offense last season, but those yards didn’t translate to points as Atlanta was 21st in scoring at 21.2 points per game.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff said earlier this month that Ryan spent a lot of time in the offseason to ‘get everyone on the proverbial same page in Shanahan’s system.’

Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter’s assault charges dropped

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office says it will pursue only summary disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness charges against Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter after reviewing video of a scuffle Sunday outside a Pittsburgh bar.

Today our office was able to view surveillance video showing multiple angles of the events that led to the arrest of Steelers coach Joey Porter, the office said in a statement.

Ryan is the first Falcons player to earn the MVP award in its 43-year existence.

He started in all 16 games for the Falcons and passed for a franchise-record 4,944 yards with 38 touchdowns, both of which are second in the league.

Ryan also boasts the third-best NFL completion percentage this season with 69.9 and he led all quarterbacks with a 117.1 passer rating.

Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack was also honored by the PFWA Wednesday, earning the Defensive Player of the Year award.

With 11 sacks and 77 total tackles this season, Mack became the first Raiders player to earn the accolade.

Ryan and the Falcons will take on the Packers in the Georgia Dome on Sunday for a chance to play in Super Bowl LI.

It worked as the Falcons saw an uptick of 42 yards per game to rank second and averaged an additional 12 points per game.

‘It really came together this year,’ Dimitroff said before Atlanta’s win over the Seahawks in the divisional round. ‘It was really fun to see. This is a big year for him playoff-wise, and I think Matt has really continued to grow.’

Like Eli Manning and Joe Flacco before him, Ryan Cheap Dodgers Jerseys can for the most part silence Cheap Eagles Jerseys remaining critics with the Super Bowl victory that is missing from his impressive resume.

Chargers logo, player booed at Clippers-Lakers game

Montgomery’s production at Stanford extended beyond his 2,125 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 172 catches. He averaged an absurd 8.6 yards per rushing attempt, and he became the school’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 2,493. His 5,190 career all-purpose yards were the fourth most in Cardinal history.

His college accomplishments and eventual draft selection did not come thanks to his speed (4.55 40-yard dash at the Combine), his vertical (40.5 inches), his hand size (10 1/8), height (6-0) or any draft-process measurables. They came because Montgomery is good at football crazy, we know.

He’s a natural runner, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari told NFL.com at the Pro Bowl. People take the idea of being a wide receiver a little too literal. He was a big wide receiver, almost 230 (pounds). He’s solid. So when we saw him running, able to break tackles, he looked natural. He’s just an athlete. You put him in a spot and he’ll mold to that.

The Chargers didn’t receive the warmest welcome at their first public presentation on Saturday.

During the Clippers-Lakers game at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Chargers’ new logo was displayed on the video screen before being promptly booed by the crowd.

Things got even more awkward when the screen shifted to Chargers tight end Jeff Cumberland. After briefly waving to the camera, he received a mix of boos and applause.

The Chargers debuted their new look on Thursday, but it was immediately criticized for Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys its resemblance to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ logo. The team announced yesterday it had Cheap Braves Jerseys dropped the design.

Chargers are due for a rebound in 2017, but it may not be enough

Philip Rivers’ career has entered the downslope of his bell curve, but he remains one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the league. After all, few other quarterbacks could have turned Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman into a 1-2 punch that can gain nearly 1,900 receiving yards.

The Chargers have invested heavily in the twilight of their 35-year-old star passer’s career, surrounding him with the kind of talent designed to gash the hard-hitting defenses waiting in the AFC West. Their 2015 first-round pick Melvin Gordon finally showed the skill that made him an All-American at Wisconsin, and 2016 brought tight end Hunter Henry to serve as Antonio Gates’ heir apparent.

John Elway, another all-time great who Luck is often compared to because of their Stanford roots and similar skills, won his two Super Bowls in his late 30s, but he had appeared in his first two by age 27.

Peyton Manning, the Colts legend who was jettisoned when Luck was drafted, won his first Super Bowl at 29 and appeared in three more title games in his 30s, including his Super Bowl 50 victory with Denver. Brett Favre in Green Bay had been to two Super Bowls and was victorious in one by age 28.

As was the case for Fouts with the Chargers and Moon with the Oilers, both of whom made the playoffs multiple times, a key question is whether the Colts have surrounded their sixth-year signal caller with enough talent to get to the promised land.

Another key question: Will Luck be healthy enough after January surgery on Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal his Cheap Jerseys MLB throwing shoulder to start the season-opener on the road against the Rams?

James Harrison has already been drug tested 3 times this offseason

James Harrison turned 39 last month, but he still managed to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers in sacks during the 2016 season with five.

That kind of longevity is especially rare on the defensive side of the ball — only Tom Brady and a few specialists are older active players — so the NFL is making sure that it’s Harrison’s intense workout routines, and nothing unnatural, that have kept the Steelers pass rusher going.

Kaepernick has been a lightning rod of controversy since he made news with his national anthem protest. The NFL remains divided on whether to sign him — Giants owner John Mara said he’s been receiving mail from fans who don’t want their team to sign him, while Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had high praise for Kaepernick, saying he’s “a starter in this league.” Kaepernick worked out with the Seahawks this week for a potential job, but it remains to be seen if that will evolve into a signing.

Despite the drama surrounding Kaepernick’s future in the NFL, it’s clear the impact he cares about the most is the one he’s making with fans around the country. It’s tangible — from the rally in New York City, to handing out suits outside a parole office, to receiving boxes upon boxes of supportive Cheap Jerseys In Toronto letters. It’s easy to imagine that his activism will continue even after he’s done donating $1 million of his salary, that even if he won’t kneel during the national anthem anymore, he’ll do what he can to Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys keep the conversation going.

John Lynch’s honesty provides Colin Kaepernick, 49ers a breath of fresh air

For some reason there’s a powerful, viral strain of honesty running through NFL team front offices this week. Teams suddenly are telling the truth about Colin Kaepernick, who is still unemployed on June 1, nearly three months into free agency.

Giants owner John Mara’s revelations were more on the aggravating side (not to mention disingenuous in light of his own history with supposed “problem” players). 49ers general manager John Lynch, however, was refreshing in correcting the record.

It’s another sign that Lynch’s lack of experience in the job is not going to be a hindrance, and that he’s what that team, and the NFL, actually needed. The first sign was his public undressing of the Bears on draft night. This may be even more consequential — it will have no bearing on the field for his team, but is invaluable to his and the 49ers’ integrity.

Breaking them up for any reason other than them not playing well enough anymore is foolish. Just as foolish: Failing to appreciate them for fully being themselves in a sport that goes to great lengths to suppress that.

Sherman, Wilson, Bennett, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Doug Baldwin, the leftover spirit of Marshawn Lynch … you don’t muzzle them, tame them, squeeze them into a box, tell them to walk one path in one formation.

Belichick has been accused of concussion ignorance in the past. Former Patriot Ted Johnson in 2007 claimed the coach “subjected him to hard hits” while the linebacker recovered from a concussion.

Soon after Bündchen’s claims, Brady’s agent, Don Yee, released Cheap Elite Jerseys a Cheap Flag Football Jerseys statement saying his client was not diagnosed with a concussion last year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell echoed that when he was asked about Brady at the NFL spring meetings in Chicago.