Lions, Detroit bidding to bring Final Four back

Detroit’s bid to host one of the next two NFL drafts fell short, but the city will continue to pursue hosting the event in future years and also is putting the finishing touches on a pitch to bring the Final Four back to the city, according to Lions president Rod Wood.

That left Detroit as the only one of the eight finalists not able to bid on both years, and with 2020 being the NFL’s centennial anniversary, Wood didn’t feel great about the odds of winning the right to host.

I think they probably have designs on a whole series of celebrations that might include the draft being in a very specific location.

Wood said he intends to bid again for the next round of drafts.

They’re going to start looking at 2021 and beyond and we’ll be right back in the mix for that, Wood said. Hopefully we’ll get one of the next two, if not, one shortly thereafter.

Pugh, a first-round pick in 2013 who found himself at the bottom of a dog pile after former Giants coach Tom Coughlin called with the news, heads to the NFC West as part of a franchise that made it to the NFC title game only two years ago. Lost in the shuffle this offseason with the moves made by the Rams, 49ers, and Seahawks, the Cardinals has been gradually adding pieces to a team that still has a solid nucleus.

Pugh has shown versatility throughout his career, ing tackle and guard.

Allen Hurns will look to rediscover his 2015 form after signing a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. More With Dez Bryant’s future appearing increasingly murky, the Dallas Cowboys have made another move to shore up their receiving corps by signing Allen Hurns. The former Jacksonville Jaguars wideout has signed a two-year deal with the Cowboys in a move that comes on the heels of former Buffalo Bills receiver Deonte Thompson agreeing to a one-year deal on Thursday. Hurns Sports Cheap Jerseys provides some versatility for quarterback Dak Prescott as both Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys a downfield threat and someone who can work effectively out of the slot.

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.