This side-by-side photo of Cubs owner Tom Ricketts with Ted Cruz is the freakiest thing

Sports figures looking like Ted Cruz is not a new phenomenon — but getting them in the same photo …

That’s Cubs owner Tom Ricketts along with Senator Ted Cruz. Ricketts is on the left, just so you know, because it’s easy to get the pair confused. This doppelg?nger photo comes on the heels of the realization that Duke guard Grayson Allen also bears a striking resemblance to the senator.

Let’s take this a step further, shall we? What happens if you mix Ted Cruz, Tom Ricketts, and Grayson Allen into a single human being?

Oh God. It’s like all of them and none of them at the same time. What is happening? What is this world? Why do we exist? Why does Grayson Cruz Ricketts III exist?

Gonna need to think about the world for a bit.

Gary Sanchez is the youngster, the upstart, but he’s also the best catcher in the AL now. He’s a dinger lord who’s somehow been overshadowed by Aaron Judge, but he’s still having a remarkable season, and even though he missed some time at the beginning of the season, he has a sound statistical case, too.

My main argument against Perez is that his success this season is at least partially driven by batting average. I don’t trust that. Sanchez is on pace to have 53 home runs in his first 600 major league at-bats. I trust that.

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Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard does everything late to beat Rockets, then gets drug-tested

Kawhi Leonard showed how talented he is on both ends of the floor in the final seconds of the Spurs’ game against the Rockets on Monday night.

With his team down a point with 32 seconds remaining, Leonard pulled up from deep and nailed a contested 3-point shot over Nene. Before anyone could even react to the made basket, Leonard pinned a potential game-tying James Harden layup against the backboard seven seconds later.

Asked for his MVP ballot before his team’s home game against the Thunder on Sunday night, Cuban responded (via the Dallas Morning News), “Harden, LeBron (James), toss up. (Westbrook’s) not. Look at Harden, he took a team that was 41-41 last year. Look what they’re doing now. Like I said, he (Westbrook) is having a great, incredible individual year. But the Rockets are a top-three record after everybody wrote them off because of James Harden. That’s the difference.”

Cuban made his Westbrook-is-no-superstar stance known during last season’s playoffs, just before the Mavs were eliminated in Game 5 by a Thunder team that also featured Kevin Durant. He reiterated that opinion in December, but walked it back in January.

While Westbrook is averaging a triple-double this season and the Thunder are on Wholesale Jerseys China pace to win 45 games with Durant now in Golden State, Cuban is back to his initial way of thinking.

“If I changed my mind, it would ruin all the fun,” Cuban said Sunday. “You got to win 50 games and a playoff series. It’s impressive, don’t get me wrong. It’s incredible. He’s unstoppable in his own way. But the criteria (are) the criteria. There’s lots of rewards for individual Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping accomplishments. But it’s a team game. That’s not to take anything away from Russ. It would be no fun if I changed my mind.”

Brandon Marshall calls Odell Beckham Jr. ‘biggest superstar our game has ever seen’

“I think that’s important to keep guys fresh,” the new OC said last month, via the New York Post. “Every game is going to be different with different personnel groupings, different plays, whatever you have to do to win the game.”

Forte, who with the Bears often excelled as a receiver out of the backfield, likes the idea of West Coast Offense principles, which Morton is expected to employ. He should see more third-down snaps and receiving opportunities as a result.

Good thing Quincy Enunwa broke out in his third season with 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns, because with Marshall and Decker gone, the 25-year-old all of the sudden is the Jets’ No. 1 receiver.

Don’t let the fact that Odell Beckham Jr. is overly emotional and even a little bit immature distract from the simple fact that the Giants wide receiver is at times an unstoppable force.

His new teammate Brandon Marshall sure isn’t.

“He’s the biggest superstar our game has ever seen in the history of Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping football,” Marshall told TMZ.com Thursday.

Marshall has always been one to talk up his teammates, having said great things about Jay Cutler and Ryan Fitzpatrick in the past despite their less-than-stellar track records at times, but Marshall certainly knows the receiving game and the benefits a player of OBJ’s caliber brings to the entire offense.

“I’m happy to be his teammate lined up on the other side,” Marshall said. “Go double coverage him. Send all the coverage to him, and I’ll be backside, me and (Sterling Shepard) one on one, and Wholesale Jerseys China we’ll be happy.”

Cowboys, Cardinals to meet in 2017 Hall of Fame game

Falcons rookie middle linebacker Deion Jones made a big play on third-and-short to force a three-and-out on the Patriots’ first drive. He tackled New England running back LeGarrette Blount in the backfield.

Kickoff. Dion Lewis took a knee in the end zone for a touchback. The Patriots started the first drive of the game on their own 25-yard line.

Coin toss. The Falcons won the toss (tails; Patriots called heads) and elected to defer to the second half.

Country music star Luke Bryan began his national anthem performance, and the over/under watch for the prop betters also began. SN clocked the national anthem at 2 minutes and eight seconds.

Fans won’t have to wait long to get a look at the Dallas Cowboys’ dynamic duo of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott next season.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio.

The annual game opens the NFL preseason and is Wholesale Jerseys China a featured part of the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend. But this year’s game will for the first time be played on Thursday, instead of Sunday.

The move accomplishes two things. First, it puts the weekend’s focus squarely on the HOF enshrinement ceremony Saturday. It also preserves the field, which usually sees heavy use during the long weekend.

The 2016 Hall of Fame game between the Colts and Packers was canceled because of poor field conditions.