Chargers’ small L.A. venue translates into big ticket prices

If this is NFL Econ 101, then the Los Angeles Chargers, playing in what they call an “intimate” 30,000-seat soccer stadium, have nailed the supply part of the equation.

The StubHub Center’s least expensive season tickets for 2017 will go for $700, or $70 per game for 10 games (including preseason). The most expensive tickets will sell for $3,750 ($375 per game).

Abruzzo, a Democrat from Boynton Beach, introduced HB 839 in the Florida legislature earlier this week. If approved, it would establish a new license plate promoting and benefitting the Dan Marino Foundation, which was established in 1992 by the Hall of Fame quarterback after his son Michael was diagnosed with autism.

The foundation is dedicated to assisting young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The centerpiece of the effort is Marino Campus, which provides post-secondary training and certificate programs. “Marino Campus” would appear on the proposed Florida tags, according to the text of the bill.

The state already offers 125 specialty tags, and Floridapolitics.com notes the Marino plate isn’t the only potential new addition for 2017. Legislators also will consider a measure to issue a tag honoring President Ronald Reagan.

Belle was nearly the offensive equivalent, leading baseball in homers, doubles, RBI, total bases and slugging percentage. It’s widely speculated that Belle’s surly attitude was the reason he only finished second in MVP voting despite besting winner Mo Vaughn in nearly every statistical category. Belle fell short again in a six-game World Series, as Maddux helped the city Cheap Heat Jerseys of Atlanta win its only major pro sports title.

Cardinals’ Carson Palmer will play in 2017: ‘I’m ready to get back to work’

Carson Palmer isn’t ready to call it a career yet.

After mulling his retirement, the Cardinals quarterback on Thursday informed team president Michael Bidwill he will play in 2017.

At this point, it’s unclear if the Cowboys want to keep Romo around as an extremely expensive backup, attempt to trade him, or release him.

“We don’t know anything,” Candice Romo said. “We know just as much as you guys, and for a type-A planner personality, it doesn’t bode well. And I’m sure when we do [know something], Tony will be the guy to tell you.”

Candice also isn’t sure if she would uproot her family to follow her husband somewhere else.

“We just don’t know,” Candice said. “There’s so many variables and things that can take place that my mom has always said, ‘You just don’t cross that bridge until you get there.’ And I just don’t really worry about it until it comes. We’re not really worried about it. We’re just going to see it as it comes.”

If this is the end of Romo’s football career, Candice joked he could be a D.J. or even an actor. It wouldn’t be the first time a retired athlete caught the acting bug, and seeing Romo on the Cheap Islanders Jerseys big screen would be interesting, to say the least.

The Romos already are parents to Hawkins, 4, and Rivers, 2.

Redskins franchise tag Kirk Cousins for second straight year

You like that new deal Kirk Cousins?

The quarterback’s agent, Mike McCartney, announced Tuesday the Redskins placed their franchise tag on the veteran quarterback for the second cosecutive year to keep him in Washington Wholesale Jerseys NFL another season.

Carter, 37, was the No. 7 overall pick by the 49ers in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played there for five seasons before going to Washington on a lucrative free-agent contract. He played there for another five years.

Carter continued to flourish after he signed with New England in 2011, earning his first and only Pro Bowl berth during a 10-sack campaign that was truncated by injury. Carter then played with Oakland (2012) before returning to the Patriots in 2013 to finish his NFL career.

Carter spent the 2015 season as a student assistant coach at his alma mater Cal.

The Dolphins are seeking a new assistant defensive line coach after Jim Washburn left the team following the end of the season.

With six junior quarterbacks having declared for the 2017 NFL Draft, the most ever, NFL teams won’t be passing on the position altogether, but many may be more patient USA Cheap Jerseys than in recent years.

Watson will be the primary storyline from a network programming standpoint. But I actually don’t think NFL teams are as divisive as some have made it seem. Some in the NFL are huge fans of Watson on and off the field.

Most I’ve spoken with like the majority of his game, but they have questions as to whether he’s worth a top 10 pick, and for now, I agree. He won’t check the boxes character/leadership-wise in the same way Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott and Marcus Mariota have in recent years.

We’re trying to make each other better

Williams also said the competition at receiver doesn’t come with “bad blood.” This is a group that works with Philip Rivers, who has four straight 4,000-yard seasons. Mike Williams played a pivotal role in Clemson’s national championship last season. Allen is coming off a torn ACL, and Inman is out until training camp after undergoing core surgery. Williams said all of them have the potential to be a No. 1 receiver.

“We’re trying to make each other better,” Tyrell Williams said. “I feel like we’re going to put up a lot of points.”

For Williams, it’s about building on the momentum he created the last two seasons. As a rookie, he made a statement in Week 16 with two catches for 90 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against Kansas City. Last year, he took advantage of that opportunity to become a consistent big-play receiver. How consistent?

Williams was one of eight receivers with 19 catches of 20 yards or more last season. The others were T.Y. Hilton, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Amari Cooper, Beckham, Jordy Nelson and DeSean Jackson. While it might seem like an undrafted free agent from Western Oregon does not belong in the conversation, Williams doesn’t see it that way.

It’s far more important, it seems, to look good to the fans at a time that it means the absolute least. Not even the Panthers, including coach Ron Rivera, are all that concerned. The football-starved public appear to be the only ones going overboard about Benjamin.

Which is why those same people can be fed live Combine workouts, prime-time schedule release Cheap Jerseys Throwback shows, three days of the draft and five weeks of preseason games, and still beg for more.

Because they have the capacity to wag a finger at an NFL player for not being in shape in the middle of May, for a workout he could have completely skipped but did not.

To those people, we prescribe this: baseball every night, Stanley Cup Final next Monday, NBA Finals next Thursday.

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.”

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.

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.