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The Buffalo Bills are keeping their training camp at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Friday he's been assured by the NFL team there are no plans to make a change. The Bills have four years left on the current agreement.

Questions were raised over the future of the camp's location since the resignation of team president Russ Brandon this month. Brandon attended St. John Fisher and brought the Bills camp there from Fredonia in 2000 in a move to expand the fan base.

Bills President Kim Pegula calls the Rochester area an important market for the team. Preparations are already underway for camp at St. John Fisher this summer.

>There are 32 NFL franchises Justin Reid Jersey Elite , and probably 32 questions we can ask about each of them.Some are quite pertinent: Carson Wentz or Nick Foles behind center in Philadelphia? Will J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson return healthy to Houston and carry the Texans back to the AFC South lead? Will fans be screaming for their first-round rookie quarterback to get on the field, like, yesterday?Good questions all.But we’re concerned here with the irrelevant queries. Such as:1-Can Tom Brady win at age 41?Maybe you should ask this question when he is 51 鈥?just kidding, Gisele.At 40, Brady was as Tom Terrific as ever, even without his favorite receiver, Julian Edelman Authentic Dallas Goedert Jersey , for the entire season. To think he suddenly will go over the hill with the way he trains and his smarts and competitive fire is foolhardy.“Obviously, I evaluate last season and things I can do better. I don’t think this offseason was any different for me,” he has said.No, Brady won’t play forever; the Jets, Bills and Dolphins surely can’t wait until he disappears, not to mention the rest of the AFC. But wondering about Brady’s competence in 2018, when he just might win his fourth league MVP award Bengals Authentic Jerseys , is an irrelevant task.2-Will the Browns win a game?Yes they will, maybe even in Week 1 at home against their archrivals, the Steelers, but more likely somewhere else in the first half of a schedule that isn’t exactly daunting.We understand that every matchup for a club that is 1-31 under coach Hue Jackson is challenging. Still, the Browns added enough talent to win a handful of games or more 鈥?and that’s not even considering what top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield might provide at quarterback if he gets on the field.3-Will Jimmy Garoppolo ever lose a game?Yes, he will 鈥?plenty of them.Sure, Jimmy G is 7-0 as a starter Adrian Clayborn Color Rush Jersey , including 5-0 when he took the reins in San Francisco last year. Look for that first loss to come early this season, perhaps in the opener at Minnesota, a major challenge for the rebuilding 49ers.Visits to the Chiefs and Chargers also are on the September docket.So thoughts of Garoppolo remaining unblemished are irrelevant.That doesn’t mean he won’t improve; he might do so significantly.“I don’t know how much of a jump you’re going to see,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “When you talk about expectations, I don’t know how you’re going to live up to that. He did very good last year. If we had 400 yards a game, does that mean we need to have 600 the first five games to improve? I don’t know what the numbers will be, but we will be a better offense.”4_Will the NFL and players’ union find common ground on national anthem protocol. Or anything else?Nope. Not even close.The 10-year labor agreement expires after the 2020 season. The union has fought the league on virtually every topic in it and quite a few outside of it. The anthem policy unilaterally imposed by the league and teams is the latest sticking point.Common ground between these sides? Irrelevant.5-Is Jon Gruden headed back to the broadcast booth after this season?It might be tempting for Gruden once he sees how much pro football locker rooms and player approaches have changed since he previously worked a sideline 10 years ago. Still Lorenzo Carter Jersey Elite , to suggest a guy with his enthusiasm, intelligence and creative streak is going to sour on coaching so soon is … irrelevant.Gruden could be hard-pressed to win much this season with Oakland, but he’ll put his stamp on the Raiders, and they will be better for it down the line 鈥?when he’ll almost certainly be around.6-In how many stadiums will Roger Goodell be booed this season?Let’s see: There are 31 homes for the teams (the Jets and Giants share MetLife Stadium), plus Azteca in Mexico City, Wembley and the new Tottenham Stadium in London. So 34 works.Thinking the commissioner won’t get booed in any of them? Irrelevant..
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says proposed rules changes to speed pace of play will be in place by the start of big league exhibition games on Feb. 23.

The commissioner has hoped for an agreement with the players’ association but has the right to implement last offseason’s proposal to install 20-second pitch clocks and institute stricter limits on mound visits.

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MLB made a proposal to the union last month to abandon a pitch clock for this season as part of a three-year phase-in of new rules.

Under baseball’s labor contract Adidas Anze Kopitar Jersey , unilateral playing rules changes can be made with one offseason of advance notice. That means only the stricter rules could be put in place absent an agreement.

While MLB could decide to implement just a pitch clock or harsher mound visit limits and not both, severing part of the proposal could trigger a grievance by the union that would leave a decision to an arbitrator.

PHOENIX (AP) – Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer, Houston’s Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay’s Jake Odorizzi won their salary arbitration cases, and Toronto’s Marcus Stroman and Minnesota’s Kyle Gibson lost.

Decisions for all five pitchers had been held for simultaneous announcement to prevent any of the cases from being affected by the rulings.

Players have an 11-8 advantage over teams with three more cases possible. The 22 decisions would be the most since players went 14-10 in 1990.

McHugh and Odorizzi became the first players to win hearings in consecutive years since Minnesota pitcher Kyle Lohse in 2005 and `06. Stroman lost after winning last winter.

Miami pitcher Dan Straily and Kansas City pitcher Brandon Maurer argued their cases Thursday, and Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaits a hearing.

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles signed right-hander Andrew Cashner to a two-year, $16 million contract after searching for starting pitching all offseason.

The 31-year-old Cashner is 42-64 with a 3.80 ERA in eight major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs, San Diego, Miami and Texas, including 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA for the Rangers last year. The deal with the Orioles has an option for 2020.

He’ll join right-handers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman in the rotation.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Patrick Cantlay returned to what amounts to his home course on the PGA Tour and shot a 5-under 66 to share the lead at the Genesis Open.

It sounds like a plot that belongs to Tiger Woods, who also grew up 40 miles away and returned to Riviera for the first time in 12 years. Woods lost a ball in a eucalyptus tree, recovered from a rugged start and shot 72.

Cantlay shared the lead with Tony Finau, who had four birdies in his opening five holes.

Cantlay grew up in Long Beach and played at UCLA, where he was the No. 1 amateur in the world. Because of back problems that kept him out of golf for three years, this was his first time playing Riviera in five years.


DAYTONA BEACH Panthers Game Jerseys , Fla. (AP) – Roger Penske has a car capable of winning the Daytona 500.

Maybe even three of them.

Penske again went 1-2 at Daytona International Speedway for its second sweep of Speedweeks. This time, Ryan Blaney went to victory lane after winning the first of two night qualifying races that are used to set the Daytona 500 field.

Chase Elliott won the second race in a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to put a temporary halt on the Team Penske dominance.

Joey Logano finished second to Penske teammate Blaney for the Ford sweep in the first race. Kevin Harvick was second to Elliott in the second race and Harvick was also in a Ford – proving the automaker has the same speed it did a year ago when it swept all four restrictor-plate races.


NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has named five sites as finalists to host the NFL draft in either 2019 or 2020.

Finalists to host either the 2019 or 2020 draft include Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas; Nashville, Tennessee; as well as a combined entry of Cleveland and Canton, Ohio. Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Representatives for each site will offer presentations before the final selections are made in May at the NFL spring meetings in Atlanta.

The draft historically had taken place in New York each year, but the league plans to move it around since it went to Chicago in 2015 and 2016 before moving to Philadelphia last year.

This year’s draft is taking place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

CINCINNATI (AP) – AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals and will become an unrestricted free agent next month, making him one of the more attractive quarterbacks on the market.

McCarron challenged the Bengals’ decision to put him on a non-football injury list as a rookie in 2014, when the fifth-round pick had a sore passing shoulder. The move meant that the season wouldn’t count toward free agency and McCarron would have to stick around as Andy Dalton’s backup for one more year in 2018.

Instead, an independent arbitrator ruled in McCarron’s favor, a decision announced by the NFL players’ association.

The Bengals could keep him for one more season by applying a transition or franchise tag, which is highly unlikely given the cost. Instead, the 27-year-old McCarron is set to find a place where he can start.

Terrelle Pryor is hoping for a Big-Apple bounce-back with the Jets.

The former Washington wide receiver signed with New York after one disappointing season with the Redskins.

The Jets announced the signing Sunday. Terms of the deal, which were agreed to on Thursday night, were not immediately known.

Pryor had free agent visits with both New York and Seattle Jason Witten Jersey Womens , and also had interest from Cleveland, before he agreed to sign with the Jets.

"I'm so happy to be a part of this organization and this team, this young team," Pryor said in a video posted on the team's Twitter page . "I'm excited. It's time to get to work. Jet up!"

Pryor, who turns 29 in June, gives the Jets some depth at wide receiver, where they also have Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson, along with second-year pros Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart.

Anderson's status is uncertain, however, after he was arrested in Florida in January on several charges, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife. He was also arrested last May and charged with resisting arrest after sparring with officials who asked him to leave a Miami music festival.

His hearing has been postponed until August.

"I am really hopeful Robby will put this thing behind him and be the kind of all-around person that will make people proud to wear (his) No. 11 jersey," Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson said Sunday at the NFL meetings.

"I haven't talked with the coaches about Robby. I honestly think he is remorseful and trying to get himself in a better place. I believe him."

Pryor signed a one-year, $6 million deal with Washington last year after having a breakout season with Cleveland in 2016, when he had 77 catches for 1 Derrius Guice Redskins Jersey ,007 yards and four touchdowns in his first year as a full-time wide receiver. He was being counted on to replace the departed receiving duo of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, but injured an ankle in Week 2 and tried to play through it. He finished the year on injured reserve and had ankle surgery, ending the season with just 20 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown.

He had more than three catches in a game just once last year 鈥?in the season opener 鈥?and Washington allowed Pryor to leave as a free agent. The former Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver now has a chance to return to form as a potential deep threat for the Jets in new coordinator Jeremy Bates' offense.

This marks the latest stop in what has been a wild football journey for Pryor, who has also spent time with Oakland, Seattle, Kansas City and Cincinnati in the NFL.

Pryor, a top high school recruit from southwestern Pennsylvania, was the starting quarterback for Ohio State from 2008-10 and became one of college football's most exciting players. He threw for 6,177 yards and 57 touchdowns and ran for 2,164 yards and 17 scores in three seasons with the Buckeyes.

But Pryor withdrew from Ohio State in June 2011 after a memorabilia-for-cash-and-tattoos scandal that resulted in a five-game suspension and ultimately led to coach Jim Tressel's resignation. Two months later, Pryor was selected by Oakland in the NFL supplemental draft.

He played in just four games during his first two seasons with the Raiders, including one start at quarterback. Pryor started nine games in 2013 with shaky results, throwing for two TDs and 11 interceptions before being benched in favor of Matt McGloin following a sprained knee ligament earlier in the season.

Pryor was traded to Seattle before the 2014 NFL draft, but was among the Seahawks' final cuts. He sat out the entire season despite having workouts with several teams. Kansas City signed him in January 2015, but then released him five months later. Pryor briefly joined Cincinnati Sam Darnold Jets Jersey , but was again cut 鈥?and then announced that he would be willing to play wide receiver on a full-time basis.

Cleveland claimed Pryor off waivers and he played in three games for the Browns, who named him a starter at wide receiver the following season. Despite still being raw at the position, Pryor's athleticism and versatility was on full display in 2016 as he led the Browns in receptions, yards receiving, TD catches, yards per game and yards per catch.

In a game at Miami, he became the first player since Hall of Famer Frank Gifford of the Giants in 1959 to have at least 120 yards receiving (144), 30 yards passing (35) and 20 yards rushing (25) in a game. He also played a snap at safety and became the first player since San Francisco's Billy Kilmer in 1964 to have three catches, carries and passes in a game.

With the Jets, Pryor is reunited with two teammates from that Cleveland team: quarterback Josh McCown and running back Isaiah Crowell.

Pryor parlayed his promising season with the Browns into a nice payday with the Redskins, and things started off well as he had six catches for 66 yards in the opener. But his production was inconsistent from that point before the ankle injury ended his season 鈥?and, it turned out, his tenure in Washington 鈥?after Week 11.

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There are 32 NFL franchises Authentic Justin Jones Jersey , and probably 32 questions we can ask about each of them.

Some are quite pertinent: Carson Wentz or Nick Foles behind center in Philadelphia? Will J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson return healthy to Houston and carry the Texans back to the AFC South lead? Will fans be screaming for their first-round rookie quarterback to get on the field, like, yesterday?

Good questions all.

But we're concerned here with the irrelevant queries. Such as:

1-Can Tom Brady win at age 41?

Maybe you should ask this question when he is 51 鈥?just kidding, Gisele.

At 40, Brady was as Tom Terrific as ever, even without his favorite receiver, Julian Edelman, for the entire season. To think he suddenly will go over the hill with the way he trains and his smarts and competitive fire is foolhardy.

"Obviously Mike Gesicki Jersey , I evaluate last season and things I can do better. I don't think this offseason was any different for me," he has said.

No, Brady won't play forever; the Jets, Bills and Dolphins surely can't wait until he disappears, not to mention the rest of the AFC. But wondering about Brady's competence in 2018, when he just might win his fourth league MVP award, is an irrelevant task.

2-Will the Browns win a game?

Yes they will, maybe even in Week 1 at home against their archrivals Alex McGough Jersey Elite , the Steelers, but more likely somewhere else in the first half of a schedule that isn't exactly daunting.

We understand that every matchup for a club that is 1-31 under coach Hue Jackson is challenging. Still, the Browns added enough talent to win a handful of games or more 鈥?and that's not even considering what top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield might provide at quarterback if he gets on the field.

3-Will Jimmy Garoppolo ever lose a game?

Yes, he will 鈥?plenty of them.

Sure, Jimmy G is 7-0 as a starter, including 5-0 when he took the reins in San Francisco last year. Look for that first loss to come early this season, perhaps in the opener at Minnesota, a major challenge for the rebuilding 49ers.

Visits to the Chiefs and Chargers also are on the September docket.

So thoughts of Garoppolo remaining unblemished are irrelevant.

That doesn't mean he won't improve; he might do so significantly.

"I don't know how much of a jump you're going to see ," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "When you talk about expectations, I don't know how you're going to live up to that. He did very good last year. If we had 400 yards a game, does that mean we need to have 600 the first five games to improve? I don't know what the numbers will be, but we will be a better offense."

4_Will the NFL and players' union find common ground on national anthem protocol. Or anything else?

Nope. Not even close.

The 10-year labor agreement expires after the 2020 season. The union has fought the league on virtually every topic in it and quite a few outside of it. The anthem policy unilaterally imposed by the league and teams is the latest sticking point.

Common ground between these sides? Irrelevant.

5-Is Jon Gruden headed back to the broadcast booth after this season?

It might be tempting for Gruden once he sees how much pro football locker rooms and player approaches have changed since he previously worked a sideline 10 years ago. Still, to suggest a guy with his enthusiasm, intelligence and creative streak is going to sour on coaching so soon is ... irrelevant.

Gruden could be hard-pressed to win much this season with Oakland, but he'll put his stamp on the Raiders, and they will be better for it down the line 鈥?when he'll almost certainly be around.

6-In how many stadiums will Roger Goodell be booed this season?

Let's see: There are 31 homes for the teams (the Jets and Giants share MetLife Stadium) Darius Leonard Color Rush Jersey , plus Azteca in Mexico City, Wembley and the new Tottenham Stadium in London. So 34 works.

Thinking the commissioner won't get booed in any of them? Irrelevant.

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The Buffalo Bills put themselves in a better position to fill a big need at quarterback in the draft. The Cincinnati Bengals added much-needed protection for their own franchise quarterback Cassius Marsh Jersey Elite , Andy Dalton.

The Bills moved up nine spots in the draft by swapping first-round picks with the Bengals, who also acquired high-priced left tackle Cordy Glenn in a trade Monday, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because teams are not allowed to announce trades until the NFL's new business year opens Wednesday. Buffalo moved up to the No. 12 spot in the draft by trading the first of its two opening-round selections, 21st overall. The Bills also have the No. 22 pick.

Buffalo also traded its fifth-round pick (158th overall) for the Bengals' sixth-round selection (187th) as part of the Bills' second major trade in three days. On Friday, Buffalo traded starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland for a third-round pick.

The moves helped place the Bills in a position to use one of their first-round picks to draft a quarterback. The Bills have the assets to move up even higher in the draft order by having two picks in each of the first three rounds.

Nathan Peterman, a fifth-round pick last year Authentic Daniel Kilgore Jersey , is the only quarterback on the roster.

General manager Brandon Beane has said he intends to land a franchise quarterback through either the draft, a trade or in free agency.

Beane has paid close attention to what is considered a top-heavy draft class of quarterbacks. He has said he planned to meet with all the draft-eligible quarterback prospects.

The offensive line is Cincinnati's biggest focus in the offseason. The offense finished last in the league in large measure because its line couldn't protect Dalton or open holes for the running backs.

The Bengals ranked 20th in allowing 40 sacks and 31st in yards rushing last year.

Cedric Ogbuehi took over at left tackle after Andrew Whitworth was allowed to leave as a free agent a year ago. Andre Smith was signed from Minnesota to play right tackle, which was Ogbuehi's spot. The arrangement didn't work.

Offensive line coach Paul Alexander was fired after the season, indicating an overhaul was coming on the line.

Glenn has been a Bills starter since being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft. He was limited to six games last year due to a left-foot injury that eventually required surgery. He also hurt his right ankle.

When healthy, Glenn has been dominant in both pass protection and run blocking. He was part of a Bills team that led the NFL in yards rushing in both 2015 and '16.

Dion Dawkins is in position to replace Glenn as the starter after filling in as a rookie last season. The Bills still have a need at center after Eric Wood was diagnosed with a career-ending neck injury in January.

Trading Glenn also solves yet another salary-cap related issue Beane inherited upon replacing Doug Whaley, who was fired a day after last year's draft concluded.

Glenn has three years left on a $65 million contract he signed in 2016 Isaiah Oliver Youth Jersey , and is due to make a $9.25 million base salary this season. Despite being traded, a portion of Glenn's bonus money will count against the Bills' salary cap this season.

Beane has taken a bold approach to reshaping the Bills through trades.

On the same day in August, he traded starting receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and starting cornerback Ronald Darby to Philadelphia. In October, the Bills traded their highest-paid player, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, to Jacksonville for a sixth-round pick.

The depletion of talent didn't hamper the Bills from finishing 9-7 and making the playoffs to end a 17-year drought , which had been the longest active streak in North America's four major professional sports.

AP sports writer Joe Kay contributed to this report.

New San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon said this week that the entire Niners team has Super Bowl aspirations for the upcoming season.Appearing on the 49ers Insider Podcast with NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco (h/t's Austin Knoblauch), McKinnon discussed the 49ers' focus heading into the 2018 campaign:"The聽Super Bowl. That's what the eyes are on.聽That's the prize. That's the ultimate goal. ...聽The whole team has talked about it. We had a thing with the Navy SEALs. They were asking us, 'What's the goal?' It was equally collaborated on: 'Win the聽Super Bowl.'"McKinnon signed with the 49ers this offseason after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Minnesota Vikings.He split carries with Latavius Murray last season after Dalvin Cook went down with an injury, and he set career highs in multiple categories.聽The 26-year-old finished with 570 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, as well as 51 receptions for 421 yards and two additional scores.McKinnon has never been a true bell-cow running back in the NFL, but with Carlos Hyde leaving the Niners to sign with the Cleveland Browns and McKinnon聽inking聽a four-year , $30 million deal with San Francisco, he will be a go-to guy in 2018.Although the 49ers are coming off a 6-10 season and haven't reached the playoffs since 2013, there is reason for optimism.聽San Francisco won each of its final five games to close out the 2017 season with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm.The 49ers also made some big additions this offseason, signing cornerback Richard Sherman and center Weston Richburg in addition to bringing in McKinnon.San Francisco selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey and Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis in the 2018 NFL draft as well.With an improved roster, it can be argued that no team in the NFL has greater worst-to-first potential in 2018 than the Niners..
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>WTOP asks Alexa Mike Marjama Seattle Mariners Jersey , Siri and Google who will win the Super BowlWTOP staff Thomas B. Shea/Getty ImagesHouston Texans owner Bob McNair urged NFL players to stop kneeling during the national anthem during a summit meeting last year.聽Per Ken Belson and Mark Leibovich of the聽New York Times, McNair's comments came last October as a group of nearly 30 owners, players and league executives discussed Colin Kaepernick not being signed to a team and President Donald Trump's criticism of the NFL and its players for kneeling during the national anthem.聽"You fellas need to ask your compadres, 'Fellas Antonio Senzatela Colorado Rockies Jersey , stop that other business, let's go out and do something that really produces positive results,' and we'll help you," McNair said.聽At the league meetings in March Martavis Bryant Jersey Elite , McNair聽told reporters聽the football field isn't an appropriate venue to make political statements.聽鈥淚 don't know. I don't know that that is what needs to be changed. We're going to deal with it in such a way, I think, that people will understand that we want everybody to respect our country, respect our flag. And our playing fields Chiefs Breeland Speaks Jersey , that's not the place for political statements. That's not the place for religious statements. That's the place for football. And that's what I think we need to be doing.鈥滾ast September, at a rally in Alabama, Trump聽told聽the crowd in attendance that NFL owners should "get that son of a b---h off the field right now, he's fired" to any players who kneel during the national anthem.聽Kaepernick was the first NFL player to protest during the 2016 season with the San Francisco 49ers. Several players have followed suit over the past two seasons Authentic Patrik Laine Jersey , including Eric Reid, Michael Bennett and Malcolm Jenkins.聽Since opting out of his deal with the 49ers last offseason, Kaepernick has remained unsigned as a free agent..
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The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee tells The Associated Press he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges during his client’s appearance Friday in Buffalo city court.

Attorney Paul Cambria declined further comment in a text sent Thursday to the AP.

A spokesman for the Erie County district attorney’s office said prosecutors would oppose the motion to have the charges dismissed.

The prosecution is scheduled to file a second charge of harassment against Lee Sam Darnold Youth Jersey , who has been suspended by the Senators. Lee is accused of making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a 19-year-old male shuttle driver in May, when Buffalo was hosting the NHL rookie combine.

The additional charge falls under a separate subsection of the legal code outlining the violation of harassment. It defines harassment as someone who ”repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy” another person and ”serve no legitimate purpose.”

That’s different from the initial charge, which defines harassment as someone striking or making physical contact with another person.

Lee was arrested May 31 after prosecutors say he continued placing his hands on the driver’s shoulders even after being told to stop.

The driver’s attorney, Charles Desmond, told the AP this week he is monitoring the court proceeding to determine whether to file a civil suit against Lee.

Now that the NFL draft is complete, a ranking of the top rookies for fantasy football this season beckons.

Don't expect projections for any of the quarterbacks, as none of the rookie signal callers appear worthy of a top 20-25 spot for 2018. But there is opportunity for several first-year players at other position to deliver for fantasy leagues.

1. Saquon Barkley, RB Redskins Pernell McPhee Jersey , Giants: He'll be gone by the end of the third round. Don't be surprised if he's nabbed in the mid to late second round. Barkley is a low-end RB1 whose value is stronger in PPR leagues. Expect Barkley to hit 1,500 yards from scrimmage and 8-10 TDs.

2. Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins: First-round talent at a third-round cost, Guice is a vicious combination of speed and power that will scatter the crowded backfield in Washington. He's a motivated workhorse who makes a solid RB2 that will be gone between the fifth and sixth rounds.

3. Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos: Like Barkley and Guice, Freeman should walk into the starting role in a Denver system that's suited for his skills. The 230-pounder isn't much of a receiver Preston Tucker Atlanta Braves Jersey , yet should get enough touches to flirt with 1,000 rushing yards. Consider him a mid-range RB2.

4. Rashad Penny, RB, Seahawks: The Seattle O-line is sketchy, but Penny is the back that should bring the offense back toward a more run-oriented style. He falls into the low-end RB2 spectrum.

5. Sony Michel, RB, Patriots: New England stayed at 31 and picked Michel, and that speaks volumes about his projections. At the least Da'Ron Payne Jersey , he's LeGarrette Blount 2.0.

6. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys: Consider this a hunch. Dak Prescott lost 45.1 percent of his targets with Dez Bryant and potentially Jason Witten gone. Gallup could play his way into being the WR1 in Dallas quicker than most expect.


Vladimir Guerrero Jr. may only be 19 years old, yet is swinging the bat like a grown man. Guerrero's slash line of .380/.442/.582 in Double-A is raising suspension that the Blue Jays may be ready to bring him up. Fantasy owners rightfully giddy with anticipation should consider 鈥?if possible 鈥?stashing him on their roster if there's a spot for him.

Keeping a roster spot warm for Guerrero Jr's arrival makes sense if you have a spot you can be flexible with on the bench. In leagues that will require FAAB to acquire him, consider up to 25 percent of your budget on a bid for him.


Considered a potential breakout candidate, Brewers RF Domingo Santana has yet to homer entering Wednesday's play. Santana is batting a mere .236 with six RBIs and seven runs scored with only one stolen base following a 2017 in which he swiped 15 bags.

It might be time to consider dumping Santana in single-season leagues. Christian Yelich will continue to eat into Santana's playing time, especially in games where Ryan Braun is in left and Jesus Aguilar is at first. A risky owner could buy him low in hopes of a surge.


Success at Quail Hollow Chargers Authentic Jerseys , site of this week's Wells Fargo Championship, will depend on flexing muscle off the tee. This could play well for Paul Casey, who looks to rebound after missing the cut for the first time in 2018 at last month's RBC Heritage. Ranked in the top 10 in total driving, Casey is a strong play who has finished in the Top 20 in 16 of his last 18 tourneys.

This column was provided to The Associated Press by the Fantasy Sports Network, ://FNTSY

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Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher , two of the NFL’s greatest linebackers, enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. When their teams meet in Thursday night’s preseason opener, the game could very well honor them by being a defensive battle.

On one hand, the Chicago Bears are installing a new offense under first-year coach Matt Nagy. On the other side, few if any of the Baltimore Ravens‘ starters at the offensive skill positions are likely to get much action.

So if this winds up 10-9 or something similar, well, the smiles on the faces of Lewis and Urlacher might get a bit broader.

Nagy has a second-year quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, who will be taking his first major steps running the new scheme Nagy brought from Kansas City. He seems unconcerned that the second overall pick in the 2017 draft will be overmatched – even though Trubisky has been an interception machine in practices.

”Our guys have picked up everything that we’ve asked them to do,” Nagy said. ”There have been mistakes, but they’re way ahead of the learning curve. So that’s exciting and it tells me that once we get to the regular season we can do more than I initially thought. But we will be growing throughout the season.”

And the preseason.

As for the Ravens, don’t look for Joe Flacco in this one. The Hall of Fame game is an extra exhibition outing for the participants, and provides an opportunity for Baltimore coach John Harbaugh and his staff to look at first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson and veteran Robert Griffin III , who is attempting a comeback after not playing last year.

”We have that set,” Harbaugh said of the QB plans for Thursday night. ”I never really talk about that. We just go do it. But we have the quarterback rotation set, and then we’ll organize the rest of it … There’ll be some guys who won’t play in that game, probably you might guess the guys who haven’t practiced as much that first week.”

Some other things to watch in the Hall of Fame game:


The extra preseason contest usually gives low draftees, non-draftees and guys trying to catch on an additional chance to show their stuff. This isn’t much different from the final exhibition game, when starters generally sit and others get a last chance to make a roster.

”When you have that extra game Ronald Jones II Jersey Elite , the benefit is it gives you more reps for your players,” Nagy said. ”The negative is there’s health risks, right? So people can get hurt. There’s a fine balance of both of those and being able to understand which way you want to go, and right now I feel like our plan as a coaching staff for who we want to play and don’t want to play, I feel really good about it.”


Both teams have to find answers regarding their blockers. Baltimore has one of the best in the league in right guard Marshal Yanda, but he’s coming off an injury-ravaged 2017 in which he made it into two games.

”That’s why they call it training camp,” Ravens OL coach Joe D’Alessandris said. ”You have an idea of who are going to be your so-called projected players and starters, but that could change overnight. The same thing could happen during the season.”

Considering how stationary Flacco can be, Baltimore needs to solve the offensive line issues quickly if he is its starter.

Trubisky at least can move around, and there’s no question he will be the Bears’ first-stringer. Guard Kyle Long’s assortment of health issues doesn’t help in the quest to solidify the line.


This is sort of a homecoming for Trubisky. He played at North Carolina but is from this area (Mentor, Ohio).

”I’m excited. The Hall of Fame game is a great opportunity for this team, and it’s a unique place to place,” he said. ”Just going back to the Hall of Fame, I’ll have some family coming to the game. It’ll be great to see some family, and it’s an exciting time for this team.”


With the NFL’s new policy on protocol during the national anthem in limbo as both the league and union discuss it, nothing really has changed from last season. Demonstrations by the players aimed toward awareness of social injustice could occur Thursday night.


With legal betting on NFL games in some states, there actually is a line on this game: Baltimore by 2 points. How the oddsmakers got there is anyone’s guess considering there are 90 players on each roster and many of them will get on the field.

AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg and freelance writer Gene Chamberlain contributed to this report.

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The teams traded touchdowns over the next 22-plus minutes to give New York a commanding 31-10 edge with 8:17 remaining in the game.Commanding, though not insurmountable.Over the next seven minutes, the Eagles scored a touchdown, recovered an onside kick, scored, forced a punt and scored again to tie. New York's ensuing drive went nowhere, setting up the most memorable punt return of DeSean Jackson's career.He initially mishandled the punt and retreated a few steps before finding a hole, evading three tacklers and getting one huge block. 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However, Vernon Davis made a critical 47-yard catch to set up his 14-yard touchdown reception Cheap Kolton Miller Jersey , and the 49ers celebrated a thrilling 36-32 victory."It might be time to give Alex [Smith] some credit, huh?" Harbaugh said after the victory.2012: Ravens 38, Broncos 35 in 2OT (Divisional Round)5 of 10Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesDuring the 2012 offseason, Peyton Manning made the emotional decision to leave the only franchise he'd ever known. But the Indianapolis Colts' loss was the Denver Broncos' gain.The Baltimore Ravens, however, ended the chance of a storybook season for Manning.Interestingly, neither club kicked a field goal or led by more than a touchdown in regulation. The teams combined for three non-offensive scores, and that wasn't even the most dramatic part of the day. That happened when Baltimore found a "Mile High Miracle."Trailing 35-28 in the final minute of the fourth quarter, Joe Flacco reared back and launched a downfield pass to Jacoby Jones. 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Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the NFL Youth John Franklin-Myers Jersey , was questioned by Los Angeles police after a threatening Instagram post on his account mentioned two former teammates who had harassed him.

Martin was detained by investigators after the post showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles that he once attended but was not under arrest Friday evening, police spokesman Josh Rubenstein said.

The post also included mentions of the Instagram usernames of former Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey and said suicide and revenge were the only options for a victim of bullying.

The Harvard-Westlake prep school was evacuated earlier Friday after officials were made aware of the post. It was not immediately clear whether Martin posted the photo himself.

Martin left the Miami Dolphins midseason in 2013 after accusing teammates of bullying. An NFL investigation found that Incognito, Pouncey and teammate John Jerry engaged in persistent harassment directed at Martin.

Incognito was suspended for the final eight games and sat out the 2014 season before joining the Buffalo Bills.

The NFL's investigation also found that teammates threatened to rape Martin's sister, called him a long list of slurs and bullied him for not being "black enough." Martin is black and Incognito is white.

Martin Redskins Geron Christian Jersey , who underwent counseling for emotional issues after the bullying scandal, posted on Facebook in 2015 that difficulties in football led him to attempt suicide multiple times.

Martin, the son of two Harvard graduates, attended Stanford University. After he left the Dolphins Patriots Danny Shelton Jersey , Martin played for the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers. He left the NFL in 2015.

Representatives for the Miami Dolphins and the NFL declined to comment and referred questions to Los Angeles police.

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If you thought the first round of the 2018 NFL draft provided enough twists and turns Jalyn Holmes Color Rush Jersey , just wait until the start of Friday's selections.With a handful of players who were first-round talents in the eyes of some evaluators still available, we could experience a frenzy at the start of the second round to secure the best possible talent.Trades could dictate the pace of the second round Friday, as franchises try to trade up for players such as LSU running back Derrius Guice, UTEP guard Will Hernandez and Boston College defensive end Harold Landry.In total, 68 selections will be made Friday in the second and third rounds, with the Indianapolis Colts holding the most picks (four), while 11 teams are in possession of three picks.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽Full Selection List and Results Guice, Chubb Intriguing Options at Running BackOne of the surprises at the back end of the first round was the order in which the running backs came off the draft board.Everyone expected Penn State's Saquon Barkley to be selected in the top five, as he went to the New York Giants at No. 2, but few thought San Diego State's Rashaan Penny would be a first-round selection.Penny went 27th to the Seattle Seahawks as the second running back off the board, and he was followed four picks later by Georgia's Sony Michel, who landed with the New England Patriots.Michel's college teammate, Nick Chubb Authentic Logan Paulsen Jersey , and Guice are still waiting for a call after Thursday, and there's a good chance both won't have to wait too long Friday to learn their first NFL employer.Scott Threlkeld/Associated PressCleveland and Indianapolis seem like the best candidates to select a running back at the beginning of the second round because they both have multiple picks and could upgrade at the position if they want.Tampa Bay is an intriguing team at No. 38, as it looks to add to a dynamic offense led by quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Mike Evans.However, there is a possibility with the defensive talent and wide receivers remaining that one or both of Guice and Chubb tumble a bit in the second round.If that is the case, teams such as the Browns or Colts could trade back up in the second round to take them, or a contender from a year ago like Pittsburgh could trade into a position to fill a need with the most talented player left on its draft board.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽When Does the Next Quarterback Get Chosen? The quarterbacks were the story of the first round, with Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson bookending the opening 32 picks.As the draft pushes on to Friday, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph is the best signal-caller on the board, and there are some teams worth keeping an eye on in pursuit of him.CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora noted after the first round Rudolph could be a trade target Friday, with the Los Angeles Chargers potentially interested:Jason La Canfora JasonLaCanforaMason Rudolph could be an early trade target tomorrow. Chargers really like him, FWIW. Might not be there when they pickThe Chargers sit at No. 48, which is the 16th selection in the second round, and they don't necessarily have an arsenal of draft picks to trade up compared to a team such as the New England Patriots carrying a pair of second-rounders and a third-round pick.But the Patriots might not even have to trade to get in line for Rudolph Archie Bradley Jersey , as they sit pretty at No. 41 after adding two offensive players in the first round.John Raoux/Associated PressIf the Patriots and Chargers bypass Rudolph, look for Pittsburgh at No. 60, or even Jacksonville at No. 61 to take a long look at the Oklahoma State product.Outside of Rudolph, there aren't many high-profile names left in the talent pool, which could be one of the factors driving the Day 2 interest in him.Richmond's Kyle Lauletta, Washington State's Luke Falk and Western Kentucky's Mike White are some of the best available products behind Rudolph, but there's no guarantee they'll be selected on Day 2.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90 Mike Clevinger has become a vital member of the Cleveland Indians‘ rotation.

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Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the third time this season and was in command after giving up a first-inning run. He retired 13 straight between the second and sixth while allowing five hits.

The right-hander, in his first full season as a starter, has earned the trust of manager Terry Francona.

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Clevinger struck out a career-high 11 against the White Sox last week. This time, he was pulled after two walks in the eighth. He has held Chicago to three earned runs in 21 1/3 innings over three starts.

”His fastball had a lot of life and his changeup was working pretty well,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ”Really, he’s got a pretty good repertoire.”

Francisco Lindor’s two-run single was the key hit in the second when Cleveland scored four times. Yonder Alonso, Michael Brantley and Edwin Encarnacion also drove in runs for the Indians.

Yoan Moncada had a two-run double with two outs in the ninth off Zach McAllister. Second baseman Erik Gonzalez booted Yolmer Sanchez’s ground ball putting two runners on. Cody Allen retired Jose Abreu on fly ball for his 15th save in 16 chances.

Cleveland improved to 16-4 in its past 20 home games against Chicago.

Carlos Rodon (0-2) allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings. The left-hander made his third start of the season after having shoulder surgery in August.

The White Sox lost their sixth straight and dropped a season-high 24 games under .500. Chicago is 11-23 against the AL Central.

Abreu’s single put Chicago ahead three batters into the game, but the lead lasted one inning. Alonso tied the game with an RBI single in the second, and Cleveland went ahead on Rodon’s wild pitch.

Lindor singled into right-center with runners on second and third for a 4-1 lead. Brantley and Encarnacion drove in runs in the seventh.

Rodon pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season, throwing 98 pitches.

”I feel healthy and my arm feels good, but I’ve got to be better,” he said. ”When you lose, you’re never satisfied. It’s good that I went into the seventh, but I really hurt myself in the second.”

Abreu had a home run overturned in the third. His drive down the left field line was called fair by third base umpire Lance Barksdale. The ruling was reversed after a review that lasted 44 seconds. Abreu then struck out.

Moncada led off the first with a double and scored when Abreu hit a sharp ground ball through the right side.

Brandon Guyer and Rajai Davis stole bases for the Indians Bengals Elite Jerseys , who have stolen 23 bases without being caught since May 23.


RHP George Kontos became the 17th pitcher to be in Cleveland’s bullpen this season when he had his contract purchased from Triple-A Columbus. Kontos, 33, was released by Pittsburgh last month. RHP Evan Marshall (sore elbow) is on the 10-day disabled list. He was removed in the eighth inning Monday with the injury.


The White Sox committed three errors Monday and continued to struggle in the field Tuesday. Catcher Omar Narvaez threw the ball into center field when Guyer stole second base in the third. Rodon and Bruce Rondon threw wild pitches.

The Indians were also sloppy. Jason Kipnis dropped a soft underhanded flip from Lindor that would have forced Abreu at second base in the first. Clevinger threw wildly trying to pick Charlie Tilson off first the following inning. Gonzalez’s error forced Allen into the game in an inning that began with a 6-1 lead.


White Sox: OF Leury Garcia (sprained left knee), who has been on the disabled list since May 24, has three hits and three runs in the first two games of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.


Indians RHP Corey Kluber (10-3, 2.24 ERA), coming off a rare loss, starts the series finale. He allowed four runs in five innings – his shortest outing of the season – against the Twins on Friday. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 3.26 ERA) starts for the White Sox.


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Injuries limited Corey Davis in his rookie year last season and Tajae Sharpe missed his second consecutive season after re-injuring his right foot . Taywan Taylor, the third-round pick a year ago, had his production fall off after a promising start. Rishard Matthews is the lone true veteran going into his seventh NFL season.

So far, the Titans have added only a pair of veteran receivers that have a combined 59 NFL catches: Michael Campanaro and Nick Williams.

"After your rookie year, you've just got to go," first-year Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. "We're counting on Corey, we're counting on Taywan, we're counting on Tajae and all of the guys."

A vote of confidence or simply expectations, Davis said it doesn't matter to the receivers.

"We're going to come out here, and we're going to do our job to the best of our ability," Davis said. "Rishard's a competitor , Tajae, Taywan, we're all going to come out here and compete day in and day out."

Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk fired coach Mike Mularkey despite the franchise winning its first playoff game in 14 years. Tennessee replaced him with Vrabel , who hired Matt LaFleur from the Los Angeles Rams as his offensive coordinator. The primary reason for the moves were to get more out of quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Titans' offense, which ranked 23rd in the NFL averaging only 224.4 yards passing per game.

Eric Decker, who led the receivers with 54 catches last season, wasn't brought back. Of the returnees, Matthews has been the team's top receiver since signing as a free agent in 2016. Sharpe has the most production of the other receivers after starting 10 of 16 games as a rookie with 41 catches for 522 yards.

"We're all starting with clean slates," Sharpe said. "The new coaching staff, they weren't with us last year, so we all just have to prove ourselves. We just want to come back out here and compete and get one percent better every day and just keep working."

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He showed flashes of potential but didn't catch his first touchdown pass until the postseason. That was a one-handed grab for his first TD in the Titans' divisional loss at New England, and he added his second in the fourth quarter of the rout.

"It's a lot of injuries, up and down, but this year's going to be different," Davis said. "Just got to stay healthy and go out and ball."

Fully healthy, Davis, Matthews, Sharpe and Taylor spent time working out with Mariota in March. Even while learning a new offense, Davis said he believes he's ready to take advantage of a full offseason and be Tennessee's No. 1 receiver. The game has slowed down for Davis Authentic Austin Corbett Jersey , and now he's busy building his timing with the quarterback he calls Ocho.

Mariota said the second year for any player in the NFL is almost like a sigh of relief.

"You understand the situation, you understand what's expected of you," Mariota said. "Everything's not brand new, so I mean I can't speak for him. But I think as you get older and as you continue to build up your years, the surroundings, the organization, everything just feels a little more comfortable."

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