Michael Bennett inspired by Chance the Rapper to donate 2017 endorsements

Michael Bennett has announced plans to donate all his endorsement money to help children in minority communities in 2017.

Bennett, who already does considerable work fighting childhood obesity through his organization, “The Bennett Foundation,” also called on athletes to use their stage and means to help make differences in communities throughout the country.

“I’m asking all professional athletes to join me by donating a portion of your endorsements this year to a cause of your choice,” Bennett said. “We can make a difference. It’s up to us to help plant seeds of hope and help fuel the future.”

“Well in all sincerity, Marshawn’s been in Canada,” Hendrickson said. “I’m due to see him this week. So he and I have not spoken about this at all. So it was the media who took the ball and kind ran with it. He’s one of the most unique guys I’ve ever been with in my life. Marshawn, it wouldn’t shock me in three days if he says, ‘Hey, I want to play.’ It wouldn’t shock me if he says, ‘Nah, I don’t know where this came from. I don’t want to play.’

Between Lynch’s endorsements and his company, Beast Mode, he isn’t hurting for cash. If Lynch does return, it would be for the love of the game, according to Hendrickson.

“He doesn’t spend any of the money he’s made. He’s got a lot of money,” Hendrickson said. “He does miss football, no question. He loves the game of football. He’s 30. But until I meet with him this week, you know, I don’t know what his mindset is. He’s the kind of guy Cheap Jerseys Zoom that can shift by the hour.”

Joe Mixon among 40 rookies to participate in NFLPA ‘premiere’

The NFL players union isn’t shying away from controversial Bengals draft pick Joe Mixon.

In fact, Mixon will be among 40 players expected to attend the NFLPA’s “Rookie Premiere” later this week in Los Angeles, the union announced Monday.

The Bengals’ selection of Mixon was roundly Cheap Jerseys NCAA criticized because he punched a woman in the face as a freshman at Oklahoma in 2014, breaking her jaw. Mixon, who recently settled a civil suit with the woman, was suspended for a year by the Sooners and, as part of a plea deal, was placed on probation for a year and required to complete 100 hours of community service.

Brandy Volquez, 25, got into an argument in a barber shop in the El Cafe de Herrera sector in Santo Domingo Oeste, according to Quisqueyanos En Los Deportes. Volquez, who leaves behind five children, died from multiple stab wounds. The fight also sent one of his alleged assailants to the hospital while another was detained by local police, according to CDN.

“I don’t think they were bad people,” Volquez said of his brother’s alleged killers. “(Brandy) had a family and it’s shameful what happened last night. I hope justice is served.”

Volquez’s father died from heart disease during the 2015 World Series at the age of 63. He left the Royals to attend his father’s funeral and then returned to pitch in Game 5 as Kansas City closed out the Mets to win the World Series for the first time since 1985.

Volquez signed a two-year deal with the Marlins in late November with the contract becoming official on Dec. 1.

Dodgers P Scott Kazmir leaves spring start as hip issue flares anew

Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir will be reevaluated Tuesday morning after he was forced from his start Monday with a sore left hip, an issue that dogged the lefthander in 2016.

One pitch into the second inning against the Rockies, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went to the mound with a trainer and Kazmir was immediately pulled from his second outing of the spring, according to multiple reports.

“The frustration is through the roof right now,” he said (via the Los Angeles Times).

“From having that [oblique] injury, I think you can go back to what it felt like before when something happened,” Matheny said, via MLB.com . “Like he said, it [felt like] a precursor. That made him concerned that he better not let it go. He went in thinking it wasn’t that big of a deal and then realized that there’s something going on that he has to get to.”

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Pirates infielder Josh Harrison is the likely replacement for Carpenter on the WBC roster.

Cards’ trainers have given Carpenter a green light for work in the field at first base, but he is not swinging the bat. There is no timeline for his return to Grapefruit League games.

And that’s exactly the point Harris County judge Ed Emmett tried to make with the Texas Historical Commission during a recent hearing on the Astrodome.

“As a Texan, if you’re not going to designate Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping the Astrodome, other than the Alamo and the Capitol and some of those buildings, what are you ever going to designate?” Emmett said, via Click2Houston.com.

the Nationals lost out to the Cubs in attempting to pry All-Star Wade Davis from the Royals in a trade.

Major League Baseball, long a leading opponent to sports betting, is considering loosening its hard stance on the issue in the name of regulating a multibillion dollar industry that operates largely unchecked.

Such a change would represent a significant shift for MLB, which through its history has been wracked by a number of high-profile betting scandals involving players.

Most notably, MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose is banned for life from baseball for betting on games when he was a manager for the Reds in the 1980s. The topic resurfaced last year as Rose made his case for reinstatement, but was denied by Manfred.

Increasingly, though, professional sports leagues have dealt with the blurred lines of sports gambling with a rise in popularity of fantasy sports.

All indications are they wanted to keep Mark Melancon, who finished 2016 as Washington’s closer after coming over from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline, but he signed a four-year, $62 million deal with the Giants in December.

Around that time, the Nationals lost out to the Cubs in attempting to pry All-Star Wade Davis from the Royals in a trade.

Kenley Jansen then revealed that he was close to taking the Nationals’ four-year offer in December before the Dodgers upped the ante to five years, $80 million, compelling him to stay in L.A.

The Nationals even missed out on Davis’ predecessor with the Royals, Greg Holland, who missed all of 2016 after having Tommy John surgery. He signed with the Rockies last Cheap Jerseys Basketball week.

Colby Rasmus: MLB doesn’t ‘necessarily like long hair and the redneck folks’

Colby Rasmus signed a one-year deal worth $5 million with the Rays on Monday, but he doesn’t seem too happy about MLB in general.

The mercurial outfielder, known best for his long hair and occasional home runs, had some interesting thoughts on MLB’s attitude toward players like him.

“You know how the game is,” Rasmus said, via tampabay.com. “In ‘the Show,’ they don’t necessarily like long hair and the redneck folks. That’s just the way it goes. I just try to play the game how I play it. I play hard. I play the game kind of (all) out, and rough, so I’ve hurt myself along the way. When it comes to injuries, they set you back for awards like that.

Fernandez and two friends died in a boating accident in September and the Marlins pitcher was recently deemed at fault for the accident. Investigators said he was driving the boat and speeding, and toxicology reports determined cocaine and a high level of alcohol were in his system Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom at the time of the crash.

Marlins president David Samson said the organization still plans on going through with building the 9-foot statue, saying a person’s legacy shouldn’t be built on their transgressions.

“People make mistakes, mistakes have consequences but it doesn’t change what Jose meant to the Marlins, what he meant to Miami, what he meant to the community,” Samson said. “The fact is he will always be a Marlin that doesn’t change. When you love somebody you love them when things are good and when things are bad.”

Padres ‘deeply disappointed’ in Chargers move from San Diego

A four-time batting champ, two-time American League MVP, 2012 Triple Crown winner and World Series winner with the Marlins, Cabrera looks poised to finish with 3,000 hits, 500 home runs and a batting average safely over .300.

To some voters, Cabrera might appear to be a great bat and little else. His defense leaves something to be desired. And by sabermetrics, such as his 39.6 Wins Above Average or 69.6 WAR, Cabrera appears on track to be a solid Hall of Fame selection, but far from the best player ever. He’ll likely be a first-ballot selection, but not terribly close to 100 percent.

San Diego is down to one major professional sports team with the Chargers announcing Thursday a move to Los Angeles.

While the Padres now figure to be the draw of the city, they are still upset with the Chargers’ decision to move north.

“We are deeply disappointed by the news that the Chargers are leaving San Diego,” Padres chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler said in a joint statement. “The Chargers Cheap Fan Jerseys are a community treasure, and we have always believed that San Diego is better off with the team here. That said, we know San Diego will continue to grow and become an even more vibrant community.”

With beautiful Petco Park still relatively new, the Padres, who have been in San Diego since 1969, are here to stay.

Freeman was set to ride the bench throughout his rookie season with the Buccaneers

“I believe in continuity, and keeping a core group together,” J.J. Redick told SB Nation at that shootaround two months ago in Dallas. “When it’s done right, you have a lot of success. A lot of success doesn’t always mean championships, but I think if we could somehow get to 50 wins, I think that would be six straight years for this group. I’ve been here for four of those years. That’s pretty consistent.”

Redick is a free agent this summer, along with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. He has been with the team for four years, and Paul, Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan have been together for six seasons now. They must collectively decide if that time has run its course.

The premiere example of a team like this that stuck around, and stuck around, and stuck around some more is the 2011 Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry became teammates in 2004 and didn’t win for seven years, but the Mavericks never panicked, recycling the pieces around them until they found the right combination.

“It is nice when you can do that,” Rivers told SB Nation. “I think a lot of the really good teams do that. They figure out who the key guys are and then they try to move the guys around them until you get it right, and that’s basically what we’ve tried to do.”

It’s difficult not to stamp Sanchez with success considering the Jets made AFC championship game appearances in his first two seasons. He even became the first rookie QB to start and win his first three games. His production went downhill from there, though, and it never went back up. The Jets made those playoff runs in spite of shaky QB play.

Freeman was set to ride the bench throughout his rookie season with the Buccaneers. But awful play from starter Byron Leftwich and backup Josh Johnson left Tampa no choice but to plug the Premier League Cheap Jerseys kid into a tough situation in Week 9.

Hanzal’s 39 points were less than both those players had in their walk-years

At Chuck Fletcher’s end-of-year press conference, he was asked if he had any regrets over the trade. Despite the results, Fletcher was immediately dismissive of the notion there was anything to regret. “Oh, gosh, no,” were his exact words.

And yet, there’s very little chance Minnesota will retain Hanzal’s services Cheap NFL Jerseys China into next season.

Hanzal will enter free agency as perhaps the most attractive option at center. Ligament tears make Joe Thornton- the clear-cut #1 UFA center- a risky play for next season. Suddenly, Hanzal is atop the field, challenged by only… Nick Bonino? Mike Fisher?

As we saw at the trade deadline, there’s always going to be a market for centers. Frans Nielsen earned over $5 million per year on the open market. David Backes hit the $6 million mark.

Hanzal’s 39 points were less than both those players had in their walk-years, but scarcity and size means Hanzal should be able to secure $4.5 million (or more) over 4-to-5 years.

But on this saddest of Sunday afternoons, it was all too much. The turmoil of Cheap Basketball Jerseys racism won. The distraction of hate prevailed. The stress of trying to be a national symbol of resilience against a centuries-old demon — while playing a postseason basketball game in the raucous arena of a sizzling opponent, the Golden State Warriors — was overwhelming.

The Clippers won the series in a Game 7, so perhaps it didn’t matter as much as people say. Removing Sterling was clearly a great move for the franchise, even if the timing was poor. However, it clearly caused some distractions on the basketball court itself, and whether it affected their eventual loss to Oklahoma City in the semifinals is anybody’s guess.

Hedman has the ability to turn defense into offense in two ways.

Rivers cut Ingles with the hope that no other team would claim him off waivers. They thought they could sneak him through the league, Rivers admitted, by letting him go during a time few would see the transaction.

Reassured by a second playoff berth and a series win, Hayward could simply re-sign with the Jazz for a long-term deal, allowing Utah to run it back and try to stay on an upward path. With young players like Alec Burks, Rodney Hood, Trey Lyles, Dante Exum, and Gobert still improving, the future would be bright.

But if Hayward leaves, a gaping hole in Utah’s offense opens up. The Jazz could end up right back in no man’s land.

This is all drama for another day. The Jazz are still quite alive, though the mighty Warriors intend to squash any hope Utah holds of going deeper into the playoffs. The Jazz are great, but the Warriors are incredible, and few believe Utah can or will win this series.、

There is such a smoothness to his game that his best plays are often overlooked because he makes it look extremely easy. With his stride he tracks down forwards and knocks the puck away. Despite being the size of a small house he isn’t going to make a lot of highlight reel hits, preferring to use his positioning and long reach to disrupt passes and set up a quick transition.

Speaking of transition, Hedman has the ability to turn defense into offense in two ways. First he has the ability to skate the puck out on his own. He is much faster down the ice than Wholesale Jerseys NFL his size should allow. Especially when on the power play he seems to casually weave his way from one zone to the next to set up offensive opportunities.

A case for Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning MVP

Is this peak Hedman or just the first of many impressive seasons to come? Unfortunately, only time will tell that. With the talent around him (at least in regards to the forwards) he should be able to put up points at a similar rate for the next few seasons. Brent Burns didn’t have his breakout season until 2014-15 when he put up 60 points as a 29-year old. At 26, Hedman might still have room to grow a bit.

In all likelihood he will continue to put up 60-70 point seasons for the next five or six years and constantly be referred to as the best defenseman not to win the Norris.

Same can be said about Mark Stone (2012-14), Mike Hoffman (2010-14) and Shane Prince (2012-15) to name a few for Bingo.

So yes, the lesson to be learned is this. It has largely been proven that patience and guidance is needed for a better percentage of most prospects before they make their transitional stage to the NHL. That is why you have affiliates at the AHL and ECHL levels. It can be done and if not, you may see results that are tarnished like the Cecis and Lazars of the past. Most prospects are no Connor McDavid, ready for the NHL right away.

Colin White needs time in the AHL before he earns a ticket to the show — I’ve said it before on Twitter and I’ll say it again. Ottawa, please don’t screw this one up. And take notes on the progressions on one of your own, JGP, and simply adhere to it.

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