Four-time Pro Bowl OT Ryan Clady retires from NFL at 30

Ryan Clady was one of the best offensive tackles in football for about five years before a series of injuries saw him fade into the background. Now he has decided to retire from the NFL at age 30.

Clady, who was a free agent after the Jets declined his 2017 option earlier this year, announced his decision Tuesday via Twitter. He said in the post that several teams were interested in signing him, but he has decided to call it a career.

I’ve had the chance to play against Kaepernick the last four seasons, Mathieu said. The first couple years he was a winning quarterback. He did a lot of good things for his team. The last couple years, obviously, it felt like he took a step back as far as game-planning against him.

On the other hand, Mathieu insisted Kaepernick can still play despite his regression and said the controversial signal-caller could lead any team to victory if given the opportunity. Kaepernick Cheap Donegal Gaa Jerseys remains unsigned following the backlash last year for kneeling during Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys the national anthem before 49ers games, though he said he would not continue the protest this season with a new team.

I’m rooting for him and I hope somebody gives him a call, somebody gives him a shot, Mathieu said. He’s a hell of an athlete. He definitely can play quarterback in this league and if he plays in the right system I’m pretty sure he can take any team to the Super Bowl.

Kaepernick led the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII against the Ravens in Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China New Orleans. Even though he threw for a touchdown and ran for another, San Francisco couldn’t bounce back from Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom its sluggish start and ultimately lost to Baltimore.

“That’s the biggest thing we’re getting out of it,” Jones said during a recent conference call.

But when a person walks through The Star, the multi-million-dollar world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, its connection to Frisco, Texas, high schools is the last thing that enters a mind overwhelmed by the size and luxurious nature of the facility. The walls, adorned with an endless enshrinement of Cowboys history, trap occupants in an echo chamber that leaves room for nothing but admiration for the franchise.

So perhaps that’s why Jones, who purchased the Cowboys in 1989, does not consider this his NFL masterpiece after more than 28 years. It’s not yet finished.

Upon approach via the Tollway, the Ford Center, a state-of-the-art, 510,000 square foot indoor athletic facility that’s shared by the Cowboys, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD’s eight high schools, stands out amongst widespread construction. The scene becomes increasingly inviting as one approaches the Tostitos Championship Plaza, complete with an open football field, a 2,270 square foot video board and what’s called the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Walk.

No matter that it would make Cousins the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history and potentially wreak havoc on Washington’s salary cap that, in turn, trickles down to the rest of the squad. The same goes for whether Cousins even wants to play for the Redskins, which doesn’t appear to be the case based upon how the failed offseason contract negotiations unfolded.

The legacy of bull-headed football decisions under Snyder’s 19-year ownership paints a picture of what is likely to come.

Snyder’s roster meddling is equally disconcerting. The biggest free-agent bust in Texans Cheap Jerseys NFL history — Washington’s signing of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth US Cheap Jerseys Club to a seven-year, $100 million contract in 2009 — was the culmination of years of fantasy football-like transactions that again blew up in Snyder’s face.

The most realistic path to a franchise-changing player isn’t signing hometown kid Stephen Curry in free agency

With possibly the rest of his life hanging in the balance, speaking to the people who held that fate in their hands, O.J. just kept acting like the O.J. we’ve known forever … the one that charmed the nation regardless of race, gender and class, and the one that got himself into exactly the jam he was in.

O.J. Simpson talked and acted like the Heisman winner, the NFL superstar, the celebrity, the charismatic character — and the guy who genuinely thought he could, and should, always get away with it. Who never did anything wrong, didn’t need to be accountable or remorseful for anything, and used everybody he could to get anything he wanted.

Even like someone who ended up doing nine years for a crime that generally gets three or four, but still acts as if he put it over on someone again.

“We’re good now. We’re not the Hornets of five years ago,” Clifford said after Wednesday’s loss, according to The Charlotte Observer. “I love our fans, (but) everybody saying, ‘Great effort!’ that’s not OK. … My point, and I think this is an important point, is we have to get past the point where there is such low expectations here that trying hard is a moral victory.”

Again, Clifford is correct in this assessment. The Hornets have unquestionably come a long way since their lowly days as the Bobcats and their early days as Hornets 2.0. But low expectations, or relative low expectations, are ultimately unavoidable for fans of the Hornets or any of the other “good” and/or small-market NBA teams.

Without big wallets, or at least the willingness to open those wallets wide, progress for the Hornets is finite. They can only get so “good.” The most realistic path to a franchise-changing player isn’t signing hometown kid Stephen Curry in free agency. Teams like the Hornets have to build through the draft and utilize rules in the new CBA to help keep a potential superstar. That may mean determining USA Cheap Jerseys whether the future lies in remaining competitive in NBA purgatory or starting a 76ers-style Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap teardown.

he must’ve fallen and bumped his head on something hard.

Out West, Houston picked up nine-time All-Star and four-time assists leader Chris Paul to partner with James Harden (29.1 ppg, 11.2 apg, 8.1 rpg) in the backcourt. Paul George was shipped to Oklahoma City to give MVP Russell Westbrook an All-Star caliber running mate after lone-rangering last season in the immediate aftermath of the departure of Kevin Durant.

That’s not to mention the Warriors, fresh off a cakewalk through the playoffs, locked down Durant and Stephen Curry, winners of three of the last four MVP awards, for the foreseeable future. They also scooped up Nick Young, a 40.4 percent 3-point shooter and one of the league’s best gunners in spot-up situations in 2016-17 to strengthen a lineup that also includes 2016 3-point contest champion Klay Thompson.

Oh yeah, and the Cavaliers, since letting David Griffin walk four days before the NBA Draft because, uh… still don’t have a general manager. It’s a series of missteps which has caused both James and Irving to scratch their heads, if not kick their feet, in frustration.

But if this is purely a basketball — and not a business of basketball — decision by Irving, he must’ve fallen and bumped his head on something hard.

To be fair to Barkley, whose criticism of James has been mostly fair, the situations were somewhat different. Barkley was in his eighth season in Philadelphia and the Sixers were going backwards, dropping from 53 wins in 1989-90, to 44, and to what would eventually be 35 wins. He wanted out of Philly, badly.

James is coming off an NBA Finals victory and has an owner willing Real Cheap Jerseys to carry the highest payroll in the league in order to hold the bulk of the championship team together. You know how your dad used to say, “Quit whining or I’ll give you something to whine about?” Barkley had something to Texas Rangers Cheap Jerseys whine about.

I can keep things in perspective more.

This process is one that Utley is vastly familiar with, honed over the course of more than a decade in Philadelphia, where he was a six-time All Star and an important part of the 2008 team that won the World Series, particularly in the NLCS when he batted .353 against the Dodgers.

“Watching them [Seager and Bellinger] and making sure they’re moving in the right direction, those are the things that I like to see,” Utley said.

What moving in the right direction looks like is probably boiled down to how Utley describes his own progress as a player.

“I can keep things in perspective more. At this point, at this stage in my career, I have an easier time seeing the big picture. When you’re young and growing in the big leagues, you’re not really able to see that,” Utley said. “I can slow the game down more easily now.”

Thoughts: Iglesias was the big surprise to be traded; his reputation as a defensive whiz at shortstop was already solid, and he was hitting .330 for the parent club at the time of the trade. He’s been Detroit’s starting shortstop since that deal. Montas, Wendelken and Ogando made the bigs, but have yet to make an impact. Mortensen hasn’t been back in the majors, and Jacobs has been playing independent ball since 2015.

Peavy had a 4.04 ERA in 10 regular-season starts, then made three postseason starts (one good, one so-so, one bad). Berry was Boston’s designated pinch-runner in the playoffs, going three-for-three in stolen base opportunities. Thornton, Villarreal and McDonald didn’t appear in the postseason for the Red Sox.

Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk stayed hot Monday by homering for the fourth straight Paypal Cheap Jerseys game in an 8-2 win over the Rockies. Since getting recalled from a minor-league stint on NFL Jerseys Nike June 25, Grichuk has hit nine home runs and has 18 RBIs after driving in two in Monday’s win.

He seemed to outperform another historic area of liability on Tuesday

Malone also said Mudiay is “a big part of our future” and added that Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly told Mudiay not to believe any of the trade chatter.

Denver could be just putting Mudiay’s name out there to see what kind of return the second-year player would yield, but there’s nothing concrete yet. If Chandler is unhappy with how Malone has used him, his name could gain some traction in the coming weeks. Chandler is averaging 15.4 points per game on 45.1 percent shooting from the field, including 35.1 percent from 3-point range. He could be a valuable asset for a playoff team.

“I know the asking price is legitimately high,” Eagle said. “Look around, not a lot of guys who can do what he does. I don’t believe they’re going to get desperate and feel the need to dump him.”

He seemed to outperform another historic area of liability on Tuesday, making two fine plays at third base. Sandoval started by making a running catch into shallow left field on a Jared Hoying pop-up to end the top of the first inning. Later, he ended the top of the seventh by scooping a tricky ground ball from Doug Bernier and retiring him at first.

“I feel good, feel good,” Sandoval said when asked how he felt to make the running catch. “I been moving a lot, been working the last couple days.”

Fans greeted Sandoval warmly, with the River Cats selling Panda hats for $10 at the ballpark and Sandoval signing autographs less than a half-hour before game time.

Giants fans would be wise to temper their expectations, at least somewhat. Sandoval won’t help the last-place Giants (38-63) catch the first-place Dodgers (70-31), who might already have more wins than Tom Brady Cheap Jerseys San Francisco will this season. The promise Sandoval offered Tuesday — particularly that double on Sports Cheap Jerseys his third at-bat of the night against a Triple-A starting pitcher — may have merely been good work against minor league competition.

January was good to the Wizards as they finished with a 12-4 record.

The Wizards, who currently own the tiebreaker over the Hawks (2-1 season series), had six players score in double figures in Tuesday’s win led by Bradley Beal’s 28 points. Washington has won its past five games overall, the same number of wins the Knicks had all month.

January was good to the Wizards as they finished with a 12-4 record. Only the Warriors (12-2) had a better record this past month.

The defending NBA champions have now lost seven of their past 11 games after falling Monday night to the fourth-worst team in the NBA, the Mavericks. Between a developing mini drama with the front office over spending, a back injury to Kevin Love and rumors of a trade involving Carmelo Anthony, the Cavs’ distractions are playing out on the court.

Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson, who said Sunday he’s earned every penny of his $82 million extension, didn’t attempt a shot and scored zero points while registering a minus-22 in the 104-97 loss in Dallas.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving didn’t play well, either, going a combined 16 of 40 from the field.

Despite a poor shooting night, James was at least close to another triple-double. He finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

“You have to kind of pick your poison on the pick-and-roll,” Marc Gasol told The Washington Times after Porter drained six 3-pointers against the Grizzlies. “When the initial action is not played correctly and they get to the paint either with a drive or a pass, somebody has to help and you have to Cheap Jerseys Outlets pick whether to come off Bradley Beal or to come off Porter. So you pick the one guy, and he Cheap Lacrosse Jerseys got hot on 3s and got going.”

Charles Barkley delivers stern warning to ‘whiny,’ entitled LeBron James

Charles Barkley has a tough-love message for “whiny” NBA superstar LeBron James: He’s going to continue to call them like he sees them. If the petulant, entitled King James doesn’t like it, that’s too damn bad.

Lou Williams enjoyed his best night since joining the Rockets Cheap Jerseys Authentic in a revenge game against his old team, the Lakers. Sweet Lou poured in 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting with four rebounds and seven assists while registering a plus-25 as the Rockets matched their largest margin of victory (39) against L.A. in franchise history.

James Harden (18 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists) also played well for his 17th triple-double of the season.

The Rockets’ 139 points Wednesday marked the 54th consecutive game the team has scored over 100 points.

The Hornets: Playing without Nic Batum (migraines) really hurt Charlotte in a 98-77 blowout loss to the Pacers. All-Star Kemba Walker managed just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting while the team made just three (of 23) 3-point attempts. The loss was the Hornets’ fourth in five games as Paul George lit them up for 39 points, five rebounds, three dimes and three steals.

Kawhi Leonard may have gotten ripped by head coach Gregg Popovich, but the MVP candidate Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys was throwing down some impressive dunks against the Trail Blazers, including this poster of Noah Vonleh.

Jazz (43-25) at Cavaliers (44-22), 7 p.m. ET — Playoff contenders collide as the red-hot Jazz face the defending champions who are looking to end a recent skid. The Jazz, winners of six of their last seven, beat the Pistons Wednesday and could be a bit sluggish, a theme the Cavs Cheap Jerseys Basketball have represented evidenced themselves by losing four of their last six.

Jimmy Butler keeps Bulls postseason hopes alive

All seemed lost in Chicago a couple weeks ago.

Players were complaining about head coach Fred Hoiberg, Dwyane Wade was ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, and their fading playoff hopes were starting to look like a mirage.

Jimmy Butler, however, is a winner, and winners play their best when faced with adversity. Butler scored 33 points with eight assists Saturday to lead the Bulls to a 106-104 home victory over the Hawks.

Guess so, since ESPN announced Sunday that Ball will return to the “First Take” debate desk Monday (10 a.m. ET). He’ll even bring Lonzo, who announced Friday he will enter the NBA Draft.

LaVar Ball’s ridiculous boasts about beating Michael Jordan one-on-one and his son being better than two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry have stretched the bounds of credulity at ESPN, not to mention his public battles with LeBron James and TNT’s Charles Barkley.

Mike Golic, co-host of “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” vowed last week he would not waste another second on LaVar Ball, even though his show leads into “First Take.”

Not only did Leonard score 39 points to help erase a 16-point deficit but he Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys also had the two biggest plays at the end of the game to put the Spurs up for good.

Trialing by two with 25 seconds remaining, Leonard nailed a 25-foot 3-pointer to give the Spurs a two-point lead. On the ensuing possession, Harden drove the lane looking for the game-winner Cheap Flag Football Jerseys but Leonard blocked him from behind and knocked down two free throws to help seal a 112-110 win.

NBA to implement plan to improve officiating

In an effort led by new president of league operations Byron Spruell, the NBA will introduce several measures designed to improve officiating. The initiatives, first reported by USA Today, will be formally announced Thursday.

The league’s plan, per USA Today:

Create of an Officiating Advisory Council that will help set guidelines for the future of officiating. The board will include: ESPN analyst Doug Collins; Turner Sports analyst Kenny Smith; former NBA ref Steve Javie; USA Basketball chair Martin E. Dempsey (a retired general and former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff); and former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

“My family and I appreciate the prayers and well-wishes for my recovery. I had an unfortunate incident with a minor brain hemorrhage which means I’ll be in rehabilitation for a while. But I’m excited about trying to get past this speed bump. I’m improving every day.”

It’s unclear when the hemorrhage happened, but Robinson reportedly has been in the hospital for a week, according to OregonLive.com.

Robinson was drafted by the Blazers in 1989 and remained in Portland until 1997. During his time with the Trail Blazers, he was voted the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1993.

From 1997 until his retirement in 2007, Robinson played for the Suns, Pistons, Warriors and Nets.

He recently made headlines after he announced his support of recreational marijuana, and the Blazer who did an NBA playoff victory dance he dubbed “the Uncle Cliffy” now goes by the Cheap Kids Jerseys nickname “Uncle Spliffy.”

Robinson said in January 2016 he was trying to open a Cheap Knock Off Jerseys recreational marijuana farm in Oregon, where the sale of pot is legal.