LSU baserunner called out on play where he was clearly safe

LSU and Florida are currently locked into a College World Series dogfight, with the Gators holding a slim 4-3 advantage in the top of the ninth.

Big bat Greg Deichmann reached first on a strong double down the first base line to begin the inning, then centerfielder Zach Watson popped out to center. Up came third baseman Josh Smith, with high hopes of batting Deichmann around to at least cross another runner for the tie.

The Seminoles’ first baseman Drew Mendoza fielded the ball clean, then underhanded it over to pitcher Andrew Karp, who couldn’t make the catch. Then, catcher Cal Raleigh slinged the ball over to Mendoza, who couldn’t help but collide with Smith, who sort of half-slid back to the bag. Never have four baseball players looked more confused about what is happening around them.

Only Mendoza earned a throwing error on the play, which is actually remarkable.

All told, two players ended up on their asses on this play, with Mendoza’s fall-then-roll bewilderment taking the trophy for most awkward gymnastics of the entire sequence.

Anyway, Florida State plated a run in the bottom of the frame, and LSU continues to hold a commanding lead over the Noles, 5-2.

The 2017 NCAA baseball tournament and College World Series delivered some of the most watchable baseball of the year. In fact, baseball is one of the few sports where the college game may outdo the professional game in terms of enjoyment factor, inasmuch as the amateurs use every inch of the field, fiddle around Wholesale NFL Jerseys China with batting order and pitching staffs, and commit heinous errors while New Nike NFL Jerseys doing so.

FSU catcher barely misses tag on wild leaping catch at home plate

LSU and Florida State haven’t gotten as weird as they should, but things are certainly heating up in Omaha on Wednesday, including a wild limb-flying play at first. The Tigers Jerseys Supply hauled a 5-2 lead into the top of the ninth, hoping to shut things down for the night, and FSU’s hauled in some pretty impressive defense.

Kramer Robertson, who’s fallen completely asleep in the College World Series, finally managed a single to center, then stole second to put himself into scoring position. That brought up left fielder Antoine Duplantis two batters later, and he reached on a fielder’s choice, but not before Robertson was involved in one of the most spectacular plays of the CWS thus far.

After Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina shanked the ball into the stands, it just magically glided into this fan’s open purse — easily the best defensive play of an otherwise mediocre game.

But also, let’s check out that celebration: She takes the ball out of the purse to show it off … and then puts it back in for safekeeping! Talk about convenience — she probably never even needed to take it out.

So instead of following the old adage of “giving that fan a contract,” let’s just use this fan as the standard of true athleticism and hope more baseball players decide to use purses instead of gloves in the future. After all, they’re fashionable, practical, AND they clearly work just as well as Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping any glove.

The game somehow got to a shootout for Bickell to have his moment.

Bickell worked extremely hard to return for the final four games of the Carolina Hurricanes’ 2016-17 season, five months after being diagnosed. When he came back, he realized his body was already betraying him. He knew he was done playing at 31.

“From where I was at my peak to where I am now, there’s a difference in my game,” Bickell told reporters Saturday. “I don’t think I will ever get back to that point with the circumstances. For the last couple months, from where I was mentally and physically to where I am now, it’s a big change. I’m just happy to finish up here and move on.”

The game somehow got to a shootout for Bickell to have his moment. Carolina’s Sebastian Aho tied the score with 5:10 remaining in regulation after Carolina had blown a third-period lead. From there, the teams sweated out 10-plus minutes of hockey, the final five a 3-on-3 overtime designed to avoid shootouts. With the game knotted 3-3 after OT in Game No. 82, Bickell had his chance.

If Burns continues his current pace, he’ll finish tied with fifth-most goals by a defenseman in a season all time. Burns also in on pace for 87 points, which would be the most by a defenseman since Brian Leetch of the Rangers had 88 in 1990-91

Burns had a 14-game road scoring streak end Thursday in Boston. It was the longest such streak for a defenseman since Coffey’s 15-game road scoring streak in 1995, according to Sharks stats guru Darin Stephens.

To put Burns’ scoring ability in perspective, his 27 goals are more than 20 NHL teams have from their defensemen. The Sabres have just 10 goals from defensemen in nearly 7,069 combined Cheap Jerseys For Sale man minutes. The Sharks as a team lead the NHL with 42 goals from defensemen. The Predators are second with 33 Nike NFL Jerseys 2015 apiece.

NHL shouldn’t wait to pull 2018 draft from Dallas over proposed ‘bathroom bill’

On Wednesday, the Stars became the first professional sports franchise to openly oppose a proposed “bathroom bill” in the state of Texas that would require transgender people to use bathrooms in schools and government buildings assigned to the gender on their birth certificate.

This is very much in line with the NHL’s longstanding efforts to be an inclusive league, and this is good. A long-time partner with You Can Play, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity, the NHL has aligned itself with the message that hockey is for everyone.

Forwards William Nylander and Mitch Marner earned NHL Rookie of the Month honors a combined three times and both scored over 60 points. Marner also set a franchise record for most assists by a rookie with a league-high 42.

In addition, Connor Brown scored 20 goals in his first full season, Zach Hyman set a club rookie record with four short-handed goals and 25-year-old blueliner Nikita Zaitsev played on the Leafs’ top pairing, finsihing second to Jake Gardiner in defense scoring.

However, if the Leafs hope to build on the success of last season and advance further in their third season under head coach Mike Babcock, their youngsters will have to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump. Despite career years from veterans Nazem Kadri, Tyler Bozak, James van Riemsdyk and Gardiner, Toronto Cheap Mls Jerseys was heavily reliant a year ago on a lineup with as many as seven rookies on most nights. That group (which also included Nikita Soshnikov, Frederik Gauthier and Kasperi Kapanen) accounted for 45.9 percent Wholesale Jerseys All of the Leafs’ offensive production and will need to follow it up in 2017-18.

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The Yankees are loaded with prospects. They already have quite a bit of youth on the big-league roster, too. Their previous deals, both in the offseason and in-season, show a general manager who doesn’t want to give up on the future just to help the present. Adding Gray wouldn’t change any of that: He’s only 27, and he won’t be a free agent until after 2019. The Yankees would be getting someone to help them both now and in the future, which was what brought them not just Frazier and Robertson, but Kahnle and his team control as well.

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The league’s decision to pause the 2017-18 season two weeks in February to allow players to attend the Games has not been received well.

Some namely Capitals star Alex Ovechkin have said they intend to play for their countries regardless of the NHL’s stance. It remains to be seen the sort of repercussions players may face for defying the ruling. That’s another wrinkle on which Daly and the NHL have yet to rule.

Committees also were limited in who they could hire as a coach, pooling from the NCAA and unemployed former NHL bench bosses.

The U.S. last week picked Tony Granato, the head coach at NFL Jerseys Authentic Wisconsin, to head its men’s ice hockey team, citing his ability to teach what will be a vastly less experienced Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys roster than previous iterations. Team Canada will be coached by Willie Desjardins, who was fired by the Canucks this year.

Ravens owner resisting signing Colin Kaepernick, report says

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is resisting his team signing free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, despite support for the move from both coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome, reported Wednesday, citing unidentified sources.

Brady also brought up the familiar refrain that football is a physical game, you expect to be banged up playing it, but you still keep playing it.

“You’re not blind to it as a player,” Brady told reporters. “It’s a contact sport and I think we all understand that. And there’s a lot of great benefits that football brings you. You certainly can be put in harm’s way.”

Brady has been cleared, and he clearly wants to move on. But this isn’t about protecting himself anymore, but rather helping to protecting the next generation of the game. Even the possibility that the game’s greatest QB was “OK” to play through an unreported concussion is contradictory to the NFL’s message that it’s taking every measure to emphasize safer youth football.

Brady had no choice to comment any other way: following the company line. He knew the league would take any chance to further investigate him. But as the latest case seems closed, it has revealed that it’s getting harder to believe whether the league is really doing everything it can to be transparent on concussions.

“He kind of gave it up to help me take care of her,” said Peggy Wiggins, McKinley’s aunt, via the Los Angeles Times. “I promised him that God was going to bless him for sticking in there with me to help take care of her.”

McKinley committed to Cal, but he didn’t qualify academically. He Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses started talking about giving up football, and he was afraid he wouldn’t fulfill the promise Cheap Jerseys Borntrade he made to his grandmother.

Dolphins fear Ryan Tannehill might be ‘done’ for season, report says

The initial wave of optimism emerging from South Florida on Thursday afternoon about Ryan Tannehill’s injury may have been premature.

ESPN reported overnight that the Dolphins believe the quarterback may need season-ending surgery after going down with a non-contact injury to his left knee Thursday morning.

The final determination won’t come until more doctors get a look at Tannehill’s knee, but one source told ESPN, “He’s done, I think.”

“I can’t lie, we’re all scared,” Davis said Friday, via the Denver Post. “We’re concerned because we don’t know what the future holds. When I’m at home and I do something, if I forget something I have to stop to think, ‘Is this because I’m getting older or I’m just not using my brain, or is this an effect of playing football? I don’t know that.”

Davis, who was the NFL MVP in 1998 after rushing for 2,008 yards and helping the Broncos repeat as Super Bowl champions, said he tries to keep his mind “as sharp as possible,” but that still does not take away the fear he has for his future health.

“Yeah, I’m scared… but I also know the game has gone through great lengths to change, from Pop Warner to college,” Davis said. “People ask me the question, would you let your kids play? Yeah, I would. Now, 10 years ago I may have said something different. But now, the way they’re teaching kids to Cheap International Soccer Jerseys tackle, the fact that they identify concussions a lot faster, they sit you out a couple plays, you’re not going to practice as long. All that stuff is helping the game of football. But, yes, I’m Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys concerned.”

That’s more than what Lynch offers at a normal presser.

As if the evidence we had linking football and CTE wasn’t overwhelming enough already, we now have an expert neuropathologist, Dr. Ann McKee who found CTE in 110 out of 111 of the former NFL player brains she studied, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.), who is leading the charge against CTE in Congress, said Tuesday. The time for denying facts and looking the other way is over.

We must now actively seek out ways to protect the health and wellbeing of players from Pop Warner to the NFL and every league in between. It is also imperative to ensure that the American people are informed about the dangers associated with playing football.

The league released a statement Tuesday about the results of the new study, saying it is committed to supporting research into CTE and finding ways to prevent head injuries and effectively treat them.

That’s more than what Lynch offers at a normal presser. If he’s going to speak at that length each week, NFL fans will have plenty to enjoy all season. It’s possible that we’ll learn even more about him because of it — and that’s a reason to be excited. Because we already love what’s been shown to us.

That bruising running style is back with more motivation
Lynch is the first player in NFL history to have a play he made named after a natural disaster — and he’s done it twice.

There was the original BeastQuake, where Lynch went on a run that you’d call B.S. if you ever saw it in a movie. It was that good.

He did it again four years later in 2015 with BeastQuake 2.0 — shoving one of the Cheap High Quality Jerseys best cornerbacks in the game in Patrick Peterson, and throwing Rashad Johnson to the sideline on his Cheap Goalie Jerseys Soccer way to the end zone.

Here are the 10 NFL players in Carrie Underwood’s 2017 ‘Oh, Sunday Night’

Give the nod to the Raiders, who landed two of 10 player appearances in the 2017 version of Carrie Underwood’s performance of Oh, Sunday Night, the theme song that opens NBC’s prime-time Sunday games, the network announced (via the Houston Chronicle).

Quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker Khalil Mack are among the players who participated in the shoot at Universal Studios Hollywood in June. The 10 have combined for 30 Pro Bowl selections and four Super Bowl rings and include six first-round draft picks:

Now 32 years old, it’s pretty obvious at this point that Flacco isn’t elite, but the Ravens need him to be better than he was last season. Perhaps he’ll be closer to 100 percent now that he’s a full year removed from the ACL surgery, but Flacco is slowly running out of excuses as he starts to age out of his prime. The Ravens are in trouble if he’s actually starting his decline phase earlier than expected.

Flacco isn’t lacking for a supporting cast, but most of the running backs and receivers have question marks of their own.

Terrance West emerged as the starter, leading the team with 774 rushing yards, but averaged just 4.0 yards per carry. A 2014 third-round pick, West has the makings of a late bloomer Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys after brief stints with the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans, though consistency has been a major problem throughout his career. Kenneth Dixon showed flashes of promises in his rookie year, but he didn’t quite do Cheap Fan Jerseys enough to supplant West and will be serving a four-game PED suspension to start the season.

Kam Chancellor, Seahawks reportedly agree to contract extension

Kam Chancellor, the hard-hitting safety who provides the boom for the Legion of Boom in Seattle, reached an agreement on a three-year, $36 million extension with the Seahawks on Tuesday, reported.

The Seahawks know how serious Chancellor can be when it comes to contract demands as he held out through training camp and the first two games of the 2015 season while seeking a new deal.

Chancellor, 29, missed four games with a groin injury last season and finished with 85 combined tackles and two interceptions.

By 1970, The Fire Next Time was a relic of Baldwin’s mind. He had radicalized in those years and his points grew bolder. In an interview with the late Nabile Farès, an Algerian-born novelist, one of Baldwin’s many immortal passages was set in stone.

What is the definition of a black man, and his power? Farès asked.

I am a black man, if you will, Baldwin said. I was darkened long ago by the sun; but that’s not what makes me ‘black.’ It’s the role I play in the world.

The role Baldwin describes is a point he discussed in The Fire Next Time. He argues that black people shouldn’t be, and don’t need to be, accepted by white people. That respectability politics is a vicious disease others posit with the assumption that the marginalized will receive better treatment from those in power, if they act in accordance to the principles the majority have laid out.

It’s what Michael Vick sought to do when he lectured Kaepernick this week and insisted that his hair, his afro, was one of the reasons the NFL was keeping him out of its ranks. Though Vick Cheap Elite Jerseys explained later that what he said was not in malice, it doesn’t matter. Whether he did so consciously or Cheap Dolphins Jerseys unconsciously, the nature of his comments is what becomes bothersome.