April 2018 archive

Apr 21

Report: Expected that Mack’s extension will be done before camp

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While Khalil Mack opting not to show up for the first day of the Oakland Raiders offseason program has sent some fans into a spiral, there doesn’t seem to be any major reason for concern just yet. A league full of coaches and personnel executives who had spent and would go on to spend the …

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Apr 18

How dare an employer ask an employee about how they’ll behave at work.

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Since you are a lawyer, you know that all the things you mentioned in the quote above apply to protected classes of individuals. Classes that are treated differently by the courts than whatever class you think anthem-protestors belong in. They are treated differently based on the Supreme Court’s interpretations, over the years, of the Constitutuion. …

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Apr 16

Ian Kinsler: DL stint for groin strain should end Tuesday

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Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler told ESPN’s Mark Schwarz that he will be activated from the 10-day disabled list for Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. Kinsler was placed on the DL on March 31 with a strained groin. The 35-year-old was slowed by the injury near the end of spring training and …

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Apr 14

With expected start, Zack Wheeler aligns Mets’ long-awaited rotation

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The New York Mets have waited years for this rotation. Zack Wheeler will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, finally aligning the five-man rotation New York has hoped to use for years. Mets manager Mickey Callaway announced the right-hander’s upcoming start Sunday. It will mark the first time …

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Apr 12

NFL free agent news: Allen Hurns headed to Cowboys

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With Dez Bryant’s future in Dallas increasingly murky, the Cowboys continue to shore up their receiving corps. Former Jaguars wideout Allen Hurns has signed a two-year deal in Dallas, the team announced Friday. That move comes on the heels of former Bills receiver Deonte Thompson agreeing to a one-year deal Thursday. Hurns provides some versatility …

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Apr 10

Baker Mayfield Keeps List of Media Members Who Have’Crossed a Line’

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield says he keeps track of criticism from the media and uses it as motivation leading up to the 2018 NFL draft. According to Robert Klemko of The MMQB, Mayfield told Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during filming for ESPN’s QB2QB that he keeps a list of media members who he believes …

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Apr 07

It’s Opening Day and my first day as a Yankee, and I told myself to treat this like any other game.

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A pair of No. 1 seeds will meet at the Final Four in San Antonio for the opportunity to play for the national championship. Villanova is in the Final Four for the second time in three seasons after beating Texas Tech in the East Region finals, 71-59. The Wildcats have won their past eight games …

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Apr 05

Was Jon Gruden’s dislike a factor in Marquette King release

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It’s safe to say the Oakland Raiders’ decision to cut punter Marquette King took many by surprise, but apparently there may have been a reason for it. Vic Tafur of the Athletic heard that King’s flamboyant personality may have clashed with coach Jon Gruden, who may have given the order to cut King. The San …

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Apr 03

Amari Cooper reminds Jon Gruden of ‘young Tim Brown’

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Since Jon Gruden left the Monday Night Football broadcast booth to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in January, he and general manager Reggie McKenzie have been reshaping the roster of the NFL team. Seventeen players who weren’t Raiders last season are now. But with all the new, Gruden would like at least …

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