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Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio under hospital observation after strange run-in with police

Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for observation after a strange interaction with police on Tuesday.

Denard Robinson Game Jersey No charges are expected to be filed against Kouandjio, according to John Wawrow of the Associated Press. He cooperated with law enforcement, per Wawrow.

When the Bills hit their training facility for OTAs on Thursday, Kouandjio was absent. The team released a statement saying theyre awaiting more details.
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According to a lawsuit filed in 2014, Manning and the Giants distributed fake items — including a helmet on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame that was supposedly worn by Manning in Super Bowl XLII — so that the quarterback could keep the real items.

On Thursday, the typically stoic Manning said the accusations definitely make [him] angryand denied the validity of the claims.

I have never done what Ive been accused of doing, Manning told reporters. I have no reason, nor have I ever had any reason to do anything of that nature. Ive done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide.

Manning said he was unable to answer specifics of the case, but did say that he was bothered by attacks on his integrity.

A week ago, the Giants released a statement on behalf of Mannings attorneys that said he is well known for his integrity and this is just the latest misguided attempt to defame his character.

He may have cursed, but it was really inspirational.

Takkarist McKinley, drafted 26th by the Falcons out of UCLA, had a whirlwind of a draft night.

First, he reached the podium with a picture of his grandmother, to whom he dedicated his drafting. He promised her he would reach the NFL one day and get out of their hometown in California, and Thursday night, his promise was fulfilled.
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Jack Butler Authentic Jersey McKinley was so full of emotion, he let go a few choice words.

Hurts is from Channelview, Texas, just beyond the beltway that surrounds Houston. He was a true freshman this year and got the Tide all the way to the title game. Hes also apparently a serious Texans fan, and hes glad Watsons now on his side.

The title game between Watson and Hurts was a thriller. Hurts did not have a great game, but he led his own late fourth-quarter touchdown drive that looked like itd be the winner. It wouldve been, too, if Watson didnt one-up him at the buzzer.

Theres lots of evidence that Hurts is a cool guy. (Heres a great Bleacher Report feature on him, if youre interested.) Its not surprising that hes got a competitors respect for the veteran who beat him in the big game, but its good to see anyway. His admission here sets in motion a new, unprecedented chapter of NCAA investigations into his college program. But the significance of this moment is not what Tunsil says. Its that this is the exact moment Tunsil and his circle realize beyond doubt that someone is trying to destroy his future in real time.

Why, one year later, does the world not know who tried to sabotage Laremy Tunsil on draft night?

There is a standing theory as to how the hack occurred, its details confirmed by multiple independent sources connected to Tunsils inner circle and the Ole Miss football program.

Five 2017 NFL preseason games actually worth watching

The NFL released its 2017 preseason schedule Monday. While the games are mere exhibitions used for player evaluation, you should at least watch a few of them.

The preseason slate begins Aug. 3 with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, and will end Sept. 1 with the final preseason games.

The results of the games don’t mean much — for example, the Detroit Lions went 4-0 during the 2008 preseason only to become the lone team in NFL history to go 0-16 during the regular season. But seeing new players with new teams and the debut of the 2017 rookie class make a few of the games worth watching.

Here are five games you should definitely not miss come August. All times Eastern.

“I think the direction with our team is that he would be better off somewhere else,” Jackson said during the press conference, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley, noting he wants “a significant player” in return for any deals involving Anthony.

The Knicks attempted to deal Anthony twice near the trade deadline, including offers to the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers. It is unclear if there are any suitors for Anthony’s services or whether teams will meet Jackson’s asking price given the state of the franchise.

Jackson’s latest media session not only rubbed Roberts the wrong way, but also confused Kristaps Porzingis, the 21-year-old talent considered the future of the New York franchise.
Porzingis skipped out on his obligatory end-of-the-season media session after Jackson’s press conference and, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he was one of many players who left exit interviews with Jackson “perplexed over the contents of the conversations — which included game-show questions.”
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Eagles, Falcons line up to work out massive OT from Bucknell

Julien Davenport has been busy with private workouts and evaluations following his impressive NFL Combine performance last month. Two more big ones are coming for the Bucknell offensive tackle.

The 6-7, 318-pounder will have a private workout with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, a source tells Sporting News. Davenport also will have a private workout with the Philadelphia Eagles next week.
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Of course, arrests aren’t convictions and run-ins with the law must be judged on an individual basis. They don’t make any awards for not getting arrested nor should they. Nonetheless, it’s a good look for coach Jack Del Rio’s guys, and it’s definitely a shocker for an organization historically notorious for employing more bad boys than Diddy.

Now, if only the Raiders could get their act together on the field. Oakland was the most penalized team in the NFL in 2016, committing 147 infractions which cost them 1,251 yards. That’s 18 more flags than the Jaguars, the second-most penalized team in the NFL. Im voting for Russell Westbrook because I believe that his season stood out just a little bit more than the others. In 20 years when we look back, we will remember Westbrooks year before anyone elses. Thats not the entirety of his case, but its the one I kept coming back to while struggling with this decision.
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His numbers are, of course, astronomical. No one, not even Iverson, could have conceived of dominating as much of his teams offense as Westbrook did. That he did all that he did in open defiance of the norms that govern the sport means that Westbrook is not part of any larger trend. He is a singular force unto himself.

Jackson also was ticketed in February after he struck a parked car and fled the scene

Womens Buster Skrine Jersey “My greatest strength is, no surprise, my versatility,” he said. “Everybody knows pretty much what I can do for a team in the defensive backfield. I can play corner, safety, nickel, and I can excel at all those positions.
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“So they’ve been telling me that that’s really a great thing, that teams can use me anywhere. If they have an injury, I’m the first guy they’re gonna look at to see if they can experiment with, and they know I’ll probably do good.”

His attorney, Hatem Chahine, said he was planning to file for diversion.

Jackson also was ticketed in February after he struck a parked car and fled the scene, and that drew Self’s ire when he didn’t tell his coach about the incident until several weeks later.

His decision to declare for the draft came a week after teammate Svi Mykhailiuk announced he would skip his senior season. But unlike Jackson, the 6-8 sharpshooter has not hired an agent and could withdraw his name by May 24 and return to the Jayhawks.

“We are all very happy for Josh and his family and are very proud of having coached one of the most talented kids that has ever come through here,” Self said. “We’ve had a lot really good ones here but Josh is as prepared for the next level as anyone that we have ever had.”

There’s actually an easy answer to that. With 6:52 left in the fourth quarter, Green stole the ball, sprinted with it down court in traffic, and rose up for a vicious one-handed tomahawk slam … that bounced off the back iron and into the Trail Blazers’ hands. There’s a flaw from Green’s performance in the 121-109 Game 1 win against Portland. It might have been the only one.

The national championship game has been a treat in each of the last two seasons.

Glennon may not be blowing anyone away, but Bucs Nation said the rookie has done some impressive things as well:

No, it wasn’t a banner night for Mike Glennon but he showed poise in overcoming that horrible interception in the 4th quarter that seemingly iced the game for the Dolphins. Glennon still directed the Bucs on a 9 play 80 yard drive that resulted in Bobby Rainey’s 1 yard scamper around the edge for a touchdown.

The kid is doing better. Am I convinced he’s better than Bridgewater or Mariota? No. But there’s worse quarterbacks in the NFL. Glennon is a capable starter in this league – of that I am now sure. Glad he got himself a win.

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The national championship game has been a treat in each of the last two seasons. A year ago, Villanova and North Carolina squared off in a game for the ages. There were no one-and-done players on either side.
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Josh McCown had success filling in for Cutler earlier this season.

The Ravens and Bears are both on the outside edge of playoff contention. Baltimore has fought its way back into the race, but at 4-5, still has work to do. Chicago is coming off a loss to Detroit and will be forced to play without starting quarterback Jay Cutler once again.

Josh McCown had success filling in for Cutler earlier this season. The Ravens haven’t been great against the pass this season, possibly putting the game on McCown’s shoulders. A loss won’t end either teams’ season, but it would give them significant ground to make up.

Cincinnati continues to lead the AFC North, but its lead in the division has shrunk in recent weeks. If the Bengals lose their third straight game on Sunday, their lead in the division will be down to a half game. A win would pull the Browns back to .500 and keep them in both the division race and the AFC wild card picture.

I don’t know what this show is about and I have absolutely zero interest in finding out. I’m not even going to Google it, because I’m pretty sure it’s just Kevin James sitting in his man cave, texting his wife (who is unrealistically attractive for a guy who looks like Kevin James) in the kitchen to bring him sandwiches.

Tony Romo’s role here could take a number of shapes: The most obvious choices are a) Kevin James’ more attractive best friend, b) the plumber who stops Kevin James’ man cave from flooding after a rainstorm, or c) Kevin James’ nephew’s piano teacher.

But my favorite option is the one where Tony Romo plays a football coach putting on a clinic for kids. Kevin James enrolls his children, and then Kevin James’ super hot wife and Tony Romo have a sexy affair while Kevin James sits in his man cave, bragging to his friends about how he threw Tony Romo a spiral when he dropped his kids off. — Charlotte Wilder
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This missed out-of-bounds call cost Gonzaga its best chance to come back vs. UNC

The North Carolina Tar Heels won college basketball’s national title on Monday against Gonzaga, 71-65. We should start with the premise that North Carolina played a strong game, had an incredible season, and is a deserving champion. That’s important. This was a fun title game, with lots of drama until the last 15 seconds or so.

Limited Youth Ryane Clowe Jersey Unfortunately, refereeing was very much part of this game’s story. The game was officiated liberally, with the refs doling out an incredible 44 fouls — 22 on each team — in 40 minutes of competition. Not every one of those calls was bad. What was worrying about them was that so many came on apparently routine plays that, at other points, didn’t draw whistles. There wasn’t great consistency.

The 2016 national championship is destined to be remembered forever as an all-time classic thanks to its pristine play and sensational finish. History will never look as favorably on its 2017 counterpart. That matters to some people, but none of the parties involved. — Read more from Mike Rutherford

UNC charged to a five-point lead in the opening minutes of the second half, and the teams hopped on a scoring see-saw that continued until the closing moments. It was obvious with about 16 minutes left that we’d be in for a dramatic finish. (If it wasn’t obvious two days ago that we’d be in for a dramatic finish, that is.)
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It’s a brutal ending for Gonzaga, which had a remarkable year. The Bulldogs were 37-1 entering the game, playing in the first Final Four in their nearly two-decade history as an every-year NCAA tournament team. There’s so much to be said for the Zags getting over a hump and making it to this point and no shame whatsoever in losing once they got here. This was Mark Few’s best team in 18 brilliant years, and it was good enough to win a national title. That it missed one so narrowly will sting for a long time.

Martellus Bennett’s latest step in his creative journey is a rap EP

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Bryant is the subject of a profile in Philadelphia Magazine and it details a talented athlete who is also in love with himself (he is labeled Purdue’s Terrell Owens) and ended his NFL dreams due to injuries and not wanting to hide. He was cut by the Steelers, then declined offers from the Titans and Cowboys.

“I had a great time doing it while it lasted, but I didn’t think I could commingle the NFL life and the life I wanted to live,” he said. … “I loved football. I just loved myself a little more.”

Bryant also says he was not quite alone at Purdue in desiring men:

MatchBoxTony also comes with the heat, “All my patnas organic, real as they come, non-GMO no preservatives added.” He’s also “stacking bread that’s whole grain.”

The track finishes with a sample of Dr. Sebi giving knowledge. It goes beyond just foods that people eat, and talks about a state of health that allows us as people to be comfortable. It’s yet another example of how Marty B is deeper than what you might interpret at face value.