Jeff Fisher video reveals harsh reality of NFL coach firings

When Jeff Fisher was fired by the Rams in December, the NFL world let out a crude-but-unanimous cheer. Many had viewed the head coach’s firing as an overdue inevitability, Sporting News included.

The Celtics were long considered the top Cheap Qld School Basketball Jerseys suitor for Hayward with his former Butler coach Brad Stevens now in Boston. But a late push from Miami executive Pat Riley muddled Hayward’s future in recent weeks.

Utah, which has the ability to offer Hayward by far the largest contract (a five-year deal worth an estimated $180 million), brought newly acquired point guard Ricky Rubio to a meeting with Hayward on Monday.

“That’s our fault man,” the player could be heard saying. “Y’all just lost the greatest thing next to this team. Y’all ain’t never play in front of a head coach like that.”

Hayward and Stevens have already proven they can lead a team deep into the postseason with a run to the NCAA championship game in 2010. Now the Celtics hope Hayward, who has averaged just under 16 points for his career, but was near 22 points per game last season, can help the Celtics overtake the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.

“Coach Stevens was so great about it, all of it. He helped me lay out my options, and talked it through from both sides… but in the end, when I needed it, he also gave me my space. And he also let me know that it was my choice to make and that he would be there for me, on the other side of it, either way. And of course I ended up deciding to leave: I declared for the draft, and got drafted, and started my new NBA life in Utah. But it always meant a lot to me, to know how, in that moment, even with our lives at this strange crossroads together, Coach Stevens was someone I could Cheap Qld School NBA Jerseys count on.”

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen slams L.A. fans for lack of All-Star votes

Kenley Jansen is one of four Dodgers players selected to next week’s MLB All-Star Game.

But none of those four players will be a starter July 11 in Miami, and that Cheap Dodgers Jerseys does not sit well with the Dodgers closer.

Jansen put Dodgers fans on blast Sunday, saying it’s their fault players like Corey Seager and Justin Turner are not in the game as starters.

“I’ll say it loud and clear again: It’s the Dodger fans’ fault,” Jansen told reporters Sunday. “We should have voted for those two guys. They deserved to be the starters.”

Reds shortstop Zack Cozart got more fans votes than Seager to nab the NL starting spot. Cozart has a slash line of .322/.403/.958 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs, while Seager is hitting .305/.404/.923 with 13 homers and 42 RBIs.

He also brings a solid defensive presence, although stats may not show it. He and Steven Adams can protect the rim while allowing other star players a reprieve on that side of the ball.

He’ll pair nicely with incoming All-Star Paul George, who the Thunder will reportedly trade for. Then you pair those two with Terrance Ferguson, who was selected 21st overall in the draft and you get good replacements for Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Taj Gibson.

Patterson’s deal puts the Thunder out of the running for Rudy Gay, as the money just won’t be there. While Gay would have been better, Patterson is a solid consolation prize. OKC’s next move will be to re-sign Andre Roberson, which ESPN reported will be “almost a lock.”

Presti is building a roster that is much improved from last season, giving Westbrook a break from having to do every single thing. The only downside to the excitement for next season is that it’s likely George will leave after one year to go play for the Lakers. But as it stands now, the Nike NFL Jerseys From China Thunder could make some noise in the West.

NBA Finals: Kevin Durant, Warriors live in the moment and by the 3-pointer

CLEVELAND Kevin Durant snagged the rebound of a Kyle Korver miss and dribbled up the floor with the Warriors trailing by two. He pulled up for a 3-pointer over the outstretched arm of LeBron James, and all that talk about changing teams, legacy and the balance of the NBA Finals came down through the net with 45.4 seconds left.

“I just wanted to take the shot,” Durant said. “It was a good time. There was 45 seconds to go. We were down two. If I miss, we could have got another stop.”

It went in, of course, and it’s Durant’s signature moment, for now. That go-ahead shot helped close out a pivotal 118-113 victory at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday.
The same can be said of the current Cavaliers and Warriors squads.

Pairing three stars together does not automatically mean they are going to Cheap Laker Jerseys Sale form a “Big Three.” It has to work structurally. Aldridge and Paul are relatively slow for their positions. Leonard is a freak athlete, but he does not have elite foot speed.

San Antonio simply could not match up with Golden State’s quick, electric guards on a consistent basis. Paul would do little to remedy that situation.

If the Spurs are is truly interested in making a big splash this offseason, they may want to consider Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, who is signed through the 2020-21 season.

Beal and teammate John Wall have a well-documented history of not always getting along. The logistics of the trade financially and value wise would take some negotiating, but purely from a basketball standpoint, Beal would be an ideal running mate alongside Leonard.

Once the NBA Finals conclude, and draft picks have been made, it will be Cheap Lebron Jerseys interesting to see which teams are aggressive this offseason in an attempt to catch the Warriors and Cavs.

Warriors’ Stephen Curry finding NBA Finals redemption, one ankle-twisting play at a time

Stephen Curry had the ball on the right wing with about nine minutes to play in the third quarter of Game 2, coming off a pick-and-roll with Draymond Green that had left LeBron James guarding him. Curry darted first toward the baseline, where James seemed to hem him in. So Curry wheeled out, back to Cheap Jerseys Vip the right wing, taking James with him.

He wasn’t quite sure how all this was going to play out. “Honestly, I was rushing to begin with because I felt like there was an angle here, an angle there, and there wasn’t because a huge crowd around on that right side of the floor,” Curry said.

He shifted back and forth, making James change direction — “a little hesitation,” Curry called it — so many times he looked like James was fresh off a merry-go-round. He composed himself before finally pushing into the lane with a left-handed dribble, curling past James and through Kevin Love and finishing with a slick, up-and-under layup off the glass.

The Warriors have enough firepower to put together a similar run with Durant on the bench. They a won a title in 2014-2015 and a league-best 73 regular-season games in 2015-16 while leading the NBA in scoring both seasons prior to his arrival. However, the Cavs would’ve almost certainly had a better shot at stretching their lead and putting that much more pressure on the Warriors to avoid enduring two more days of potentially embarrassing 3-1 jokes and having to head back to Cleveland for Game 6.

Instead, the Cavaliers never got closer than four, and the Warriors went on to clinch the championship on their home floor for the first time in franchise history, leaving the rest Cheap Jerseys With Numbers of the league to wonder if anyone will be able to come close to competing with them for the immediate future.

Marlins’ No. 1 prospect LHP Braxton Garrett undergoes Tommy John surgery

The Miami Marlins’ No. 1 prospect, left-hander Braxton Garrett, underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday and is expected to be out 12-14 months, according to

The 19-year-old left-hander, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, is ranked as the 43rd-best prospect in baseball. Garrett posted a 2.93 ERA in four starts and 15 1/3 innings at Single-A Greensboro, N.C., this season before his injury.

A member of the Team USA squad that won the 18U World Cup in Japan Cheap Jerseys Shop in September 2015, Garrett became the second top Marlins pitching prospect in as many days to undergo Tommy John surgery. On Monday, right-hander Jordan Holloway, Garrett’s teammate at Greensboro, underwent the procedure.

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told he expects both players will bounce back.

“I want to get them healthy so they’re ready for this rotation,” Hill said. “Unfortunately, (injuries are) part of it.”

Another big 4-3 decision for the Niners lies at middle linebacker. Beyond the fact that they would like Reuben Foster and NaVorro Bowman to be healthy enough to be starting options, the question is who’s trusted more alone inside, the natural rookie first-rounder or the stalwart All-Pro slowed by injuries. The other is bound to kick out to the strong side because of his coverage ability.

The trick is the trickle-down effect. Watching previous incarnations of Cheap Jerseys Throwback the Seahawks’ scheme, there’s been room for more specialized, 3-4-like outside roles, or the LEO and OTTO, to flank the SAM (strongside) and WILL (weakside).

Former Seahawk and Raider Malcolm Smith will likely bounce around from WILL and OTTO. Aaron Lynch, who is now listed as an end, and Armstead had been the best options for LEO pass-rush duties playing off either Bowman or Foster.

Joey Porter grabbed bouncer, cop before arrest, court documents say

Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter lifted a doorman off the ground, then got into a physical scuffle with a police officer before being arrested on charges of assault, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Yeah, I definitely do,” Shanahan said, via, when asked Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth whether he’s ready to be a head coach. I think I have been. I think a lot of guys are. It’s about [being] given that opportunity and hoping it’s the right fit.

It’s definitely not something that I have to do. I love it (in Atlanta) and love the situation here. I love the team here. There’s no one better I could work for. My family loves living here, so by no means is it something that has to get done. But that’s a goal of most people in our profession, and I’d be surprised if most people didn’t tell you they were ready.”

Shanahan, 37, has been an offensive coordinator for four different NFL teams. He made stops in Houston, Washington and Cleveland before finding immediate success in Atlanta.

He did say he would absolutely not” take just any head-coaching job.

We’d rather be in charge of the Falcons’ offense than the whole Rams team, too. With the longest wingspan (85 inches) and biggest hands (11 5/8) at the Shrine Game weigh-ins, along with the 16 touchdowns his senior season on just 45 receptions, Roberts will have plenty of NFL fans. After a strong week of practice and set to join Robinette as a Senior Bowl ‘call-up’, Roberts should use the game (and Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys hopefully a redzone touchdown) to continue to stand out in a loaded tight end class.

Bill Belichick calls out Dion Lewis during Patriots practice for fumbling issues

Dion Lewis played a huge role in the Patriots’ win over the Texans as he scored three total touchdowns, but Bill Belichick demands perfection.

Even though Lewis accounted for all those scores, his fumble in the first half kept the game close against Houston. He actually had two fumbles in the contest, and one in the game before, but only one of those three fumbles resulted in a turnover.

We decree, henceforth, that we shall unite as a perfect union of professional movers in agreeance to not aid the San Diego Chargers’ move to Los Angeles, the group stated on its newly launched website, Our loyalties to the city run deep. We know our Chargers belong at home right here in America’s Finest City.

The group, which also got eight L.A. moving companies to join the boycott, is totally fine moving team owner Dean Spanos out of San Diego.

Unable to reach an agreement for a new stadium to keep the team in place, Spanos Cheap Goalie Jerseys announced last Thursday that he will move the team to Los Angeles. The team’s temporary headquarters will be at an office complex in Costa Mesa.

The Super Bowl links don’t stop with the players as Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was on the Browns staff in 2014.

Shanahan resigned after just one season when he and the team had a falling out over Johnny Manziel, who Shanahan felt was forced on the coaching staff after general manager Ray Farmer Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys selected Manziel in the first round of the 2014 draft.

Chargers logo, player booed at Clippers-Lakers game

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 its resemblance to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ logo. The team announced yesterday it had dropped the design.

Montgomery’s path back to the position he played primarily as a child serves as a reminder: A player’s talent and specific attributes sometimes prevail even when the system discourages their development. Montgomery, a running back, was told he’d play wide receiver for his pass-happy high school in Dallas.

My ball coach in high school asked me if I would play receiver to help,’ Montgomery said last month. ‘I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do anything to play varsity.’ He was like, ‘To be honest, we’re not going to run the ball so we’re just going to have you play receiver.’ I was like, ‘OK.’

It worked, as Montgomery was noticed and Cheap Gaa Jerseys recruited as a wide receiver. But the attributes the ability to break tackles; the vision to set up defenders or give them tougher tackling angles; the Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys will to gain every possible yard on any given play were evident regardless of Montgomery’s position.

How can Cowboys slow Aaron Rodgers, Packers?

Dont expect a low-scoring affair at AT&T Stadium Sunday.

The Packers come into their NFC divisional playoff game against the Cowboys winners of seven straight. Green Bay (11-6) has averaged 32 points per game during its win streak and is coming off a 38-13 wild-card win over the Giants.

The Cowboys (13-3) have won seven straight at home, averaging more than 30 points per victory.

The Packers had trouble stopping the Cowboys offense, led by rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott the NFLs leading rusher and quarterback Dak Prescott in a 30-16 loss Oct. 16 at Lambeau Field.

Tavon Wilson, S, Lions: Wilson, the former Patriots backup at corner and safety, has been a nice surprise manning strong safety full-time for Detroit, racking up 86 tackles, a sack and a couple of INTs. He’s been all over the field, and the Lions need him to keep playing over his head to bring the back seven together at a higher level for the playoffs.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Giants: Janoris Jenkins has been a worthy free-agent addition at one corner. But DRC has been the better overall defensive back, rejuvenated at age 30 and Cheap Dodgers Jerseys finding a second gear covering the slot. His 12 passes defended and 6 INTs throw back to his younger Arizona days. He also has been an active tackler with 49 stops and a sack. Rodgers-Cromarite is critical Cheap Echl Jerseys to cooling off Aaron Rodgers in the wild-card game.

NFL requests more information from Ezekiel Elliott regarding assault accusations

What’s also interesting about the Cowboys and Patriots is they boast two of the top three run defenses in the NFL, with Dallas No. 1 and New England No. 3. Part of that may be teams having to throw to play catch-up against them, but it’s clear that stopping the run is a big point of emphasis for both. They want to make opposing offenses one-dimensional if possible, then turn loose their pass rushers and blitzes.

Along with Elliott and Blount, several other 1,000-yard rushers will play key roles for their teams this postseason, including Le’Veon Bell of Pittsburgh and Jay Ajayi of Miami, who will face off in Sunday’s AFC wild-card game. Call it advantage Steelers and Bell against the league’s No. 30 run defense.

Elsewhere, Lamar Miller will be asked to carry the load for a Texans offense that has major quarterback issues heading into their Saturday matchup against the Raiders and their No. 23-ranked rush defense.

Ezekiel Elliott isn’t out of the woods yet.

The NFL has requested more information from the Cowboys running back regarding the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend in July, ESPN reported Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers is sick. Rest, fluids, all that stuff. We’ll be OK. Jordy had it. Mason had it. I got it. We’ll deal with it.

Rodgers said Jordy Nelson had the illness past tense. But coach Mike McCarthy, hours before Rodgers spoke to media, told reporters the wide receiver was kept away from the facility Friday because the team was worried he might be contagious.

It’s apparently too late for that, and Rodgers’ use of the word had instead should be has.

This development adds to the fact that Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison all are game-time decisions with respective injuries. All three were listed as questionable Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys for Sunday’s NFC Cheap Braves Jerseys title game.