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Raptors-Spurs, Lakers-Celtics among NBA schedule release highlights

Kawhi Leonard will make his return to San Antonio in early January, and the storied Los Angeles Lakers-Boston Celtics rivalry — now featuring LeBron James and Kyrie Irving — will resume in early February, the NBA announced Friday as part of its full schedule release.

Leonard will play in San Antonio on Jan. 3 for the first time since orchestrating a trade from the Spurs this offseason. San Antonio traded Leonard to the Toronto Raptors for a package that included DeMar DeRozan.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china

DeRozan, who was upset over how the Raptors handled the trade, will be back in Toronto on Feb. 22.

The first game in the new iteration of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Boston. The Celtics then travel to Los Angeles to play James and the Lakers on March 9.

There is sure to be plenty of interest in these games due to the history between the franchises and between Irving and James. Irving requested a trade from Cleveland in the summer of 2017 after reaching three consecutive NBA Finals with James and the Cavaliers.9

All of James’ games against the defending champion Golden State Warriors — and 31 Lakers games overall — will be on national television, including the Lakers’ trip to Golden State on Christmas Day.

James, who signed a four-year, $153 million contract with the Lakers in July, faced the Warriors in each of the past four NBA Finals as a member of Cavs.

James’ first game in Cleveland as a member of the Lakers will be on Nov. 21.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping

It was announced Wednesday that the Lakers will open the season in Portland on Oct. 18, and follow up with their home opener on Oct. 20 against Houston.

The 2018-19 season tips off Oct. 16 with the Philadelphia 76ers visiting the Celtics and the Warriors hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder . Before the second game, the Warriors will receive their championship rings and unveil the banner for their 2018 NBA title.

Best of ‘Hard Knocks’: What Browns said to Antonio Callaway

Callaway keeps quiet until he is called into general manager John Dorsey’s office once the news of the incident breaks. After being asked to explain what happened, Callaway is told by Dorsey that he has to be smarter because everyone is watching.

“This isn’t college football. This is the National Football League, and just to put it out there plainly, you’re under the microscope,” Dorsey says. “They want to see you f— up. You’ve got to prove to them f—ers that you know what, cheap nfl jerseys nike china I’ve learned from my past, I’ve learned from my mistakes and we’re moving forward.”

“All of this can be prevented. … You can’t take a chance. You can’t put yourself in this situation and you can’t put us in this situation,” Jackson says. “Listen, you’ve got talent, but talent ain’t everything I’m looking for. I want you to become a man. Be responsible and accountable to John and me and your teammates or else I wouldn’t keep you on the team. I’m just being very honest with you. If s— comes up, you have my number, you’ve got John’s number, you call us ASAP. That’s what I expect from you from here on in. I believe you, but if I’m wrong on this one, then I’m going to have your ass.”9

Jackson makes a public show of support for Callaway during a team meeting and calls the rookie up to apologize to the team. “I gotta carry myself like a professional. It won’t happen no more,” Callaway says.

The Browns choose to punish Callaway by playing him on every offensive snap during their preseason opener against the New York Giants. He wears down during the game but still manages to shine with a 54-yard touchdown reception and earns respect from teammates, including Baker Mayfield.

Off-field issues knocked receiver Antonio Callaway to the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft when many believed he had first-round talent. The Browns took a chance on Callaway, who was suspended for his final season at Florida in 2017 and then tested positive for marijuana at the scouting combine. Their trust in him was soon tested after they found out he had been stopped by police last week and cited for marijuana possession and a suspended license.

Callaway, who looked shaken during the first practice following the incident, was asked by coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley what was wrong.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china

“You look like a puppy dog,” Haley tells Callaway. “Come on, we need you. This is very important. Everything will work out the way it’s supposed to. You can’t try to control all that. The guy upstairs is controlling that. You just try to be the best you can possibly be.”

Twinsies? Melvin Gordon says fans in L.A. mistake him for Todd Gurley

During a conversation with Adam Schefter on his ESPN podcast last week, Gordon said that he got into an argument with a Rams fans who did not believe he was not Gurley.

“She thought I was Todd,” Gordon said. “I kept telling her no, and she got into an argument with me because she really thought I was Todd. She thought I was lying, and I’m like, ‘This is getting out of control.'”

Asked after practice on Monday if he had ever been mistaken for Gordon, Gurley said with a chuckle, “Nah, never.”

While Gordon does not like to be mistaken for Gurley around town, one area he would like to be similar to the Rams’ running back is contract status. Gurley recently signed a four-year $57.5 million deal that includes $45 million in guaranteed money.

Gordon is scheduled to make $1.9 million in the fourth year of his rookie contract, with the Chargers picking up his fifth-year option for $5.6 million in 2019.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

“You could call me Todd all day, for real,” joked Gordon, when asked by Schefter about Gurley’s contract.

Asked about the possibility of new deal, Gordon told Schefter on the podcast that his focus is on football.10

“You can’t really think about it,” Gordon said. “It is what it is, and you kind of just have to let it come. If you think about it too much, it can mess up your game. Right now, I’m just focused on me and the team, really, and doing what we need to do.”

Gordon and Gurley were part of the same 2015 draft class. The Rams selected Gurley at No. 10 overall, while the Chargers gave up their first- and fourth-round selections in the 2015 draft and a fifth-rounder in 2016 in order to move up two spots and take Gordon at No. 15.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

Since they entered the league, Gurley is second in the NFL with 3,296 rushing yards, while Gordon is No. 8 with 2,743 rushing yards.

Heading into his fourth NFL season, Gordon said he’s in good shape and ready to improve on his best season as a pro last year, in which he finished with 1,581 yards from scrimmage and 12 total touchdowns.

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has mentioned that he would like to find a complementary running back to share the workload with the Wisconsin product — and second-year pro Austin Ekeler — to help keep Gordon fresh for the backstretch of the 2018 season.

 

Conflicting information about new helmet rule irks Eagles players

A presentation this week by NFL referees to the Philadelphia Eagles on the new helmet rule caused frustration among the players, according to team members, and created further confusion for some about what is expected of them.

“We were trying to ask questions to get a better understanding, and yet they couldn’t really give us an answer,” linebacker Nigel Bradham said. “They couldn’t give us what we were looking for.”

Under the new rule, cheap official nike nfl jerseys a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially fined or ejected for lowering his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent.

During the presentation, which lasted close to an hour according to Bradham, players were shown clips of what are now considered illegal hits — some of which appeared to them as routine tackles.

Seeking further clarification during the Q&A that followed, the players showed the presenters a video of safety Malcolm Jenkins’ hit on wide receiver Brandin Cooks during Super Bowl LII that knocked Cooks out of the game. The refs were split on whether it would now be considered an illegal hit.10

“I’m going to make that play 10 times out of 10. If it’s a flag, it’s a flag,” Jenkins said after practice Sunday, adding that he doesn’t believe that hit would lead to an ejection under the current policy. “You can’t slow yourself down thinking about rules in a split second. The game happens really, really fast, faster than the rules, I think, take account for, but I won’t let it affect the way I play.”

The rule applies to not only tacklers but linemen and ball carriers as well. The concern for running backs is that they are going to have to retrain themselves after years of attacking a certain way.

“It’s going to take a different approach to learn as individuals how to keep our head up and see what we’re doing,” Matt Jones, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound power back said. “But it’s going to be kind of hard because we’re taught to run through guys and put our helmet where their number is at. It’s like if it’s a third-and-1 and you have to have it, and you meet in the hole,nfl cheap nike jerseys there’s no way possible you’re not going to meet head-on-head and helmet-on-helmet.”

The meeting between the Eagles and refs was described as spirited, with the players expressing consternation over the new rule.

“[The refs] were kind of like, ‘Hey, we didn’t make the rules.’ Because I think guys were kind of frustrated,” running back Wendell Smallwood said. “Most of the defense was like, ‘Man, how are we supposed to tackle?’ They were frustrated.”

Manchester City furious with Napoli over Jorginho deal with Chelsea – sources

Manchester City are unlikely to do business with Napoli again after they pulled out of an agreement for midfielder Jorginho, sources have told ESPN FC.cheap official nike nfl jerseys

The Italy international was a top target for Pep Guardiola but has now joined Chelsea on a five-year deal worth around €60 million.

City believe that Jorginho, 26, preferred a switch to the Premier League champions despite claims from Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis that he would rather move to London.

As recently as Thursday, Jorginho told City that he preferred to join them, but sources told ESPN FC he was “bullied” into a move to Chelsea with the threat of being forced to see out the remaining two years of his contract with Napoli.

A £43m transfer fee was agreed between De Laurentiis and City last month, but Napoli reneged on that deal, leaving club hierarchy stunned.

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Chelsea have since sacked manager Antonio Conte and appointed former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, with Jorginho becoming his first signing.

City refused to match Chelsea’s offer and walked away from the deal just as they refused to match demands they saw as excessive during the January transfer window, including deals for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred — both of whom joined Manchester United.

Leicester City also wanted around £95 million for winger Riyad Mahrez in January, and City finally signed him last week in a deal for £60m.nike cheap nfl jerseys

Mahrez and Jorginho were City’s two top summer targets, and they now have less than a month to sign a replacement for Yaya Toure, who left on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic and Southampton’s Mario Lemina have been linked as potential alternatives.

Manchester City’s John Stones to cut short holiday to help Premier League title defence

John Stones is ready to cut short his summer break to start work early on Manchester City’s title defence.

City’s World Cup players have been given at least four weeks off with none of those involved at Russia — including Ilkay Gundogan, who was knocked out at the group stage, set to be part of the preseason International Champions Cup in the United States.

And with seven of City’s squad making it as far as the semifinals, Pep Guardiola faces going into the opening game of the season at Arsenal on Aug. 12 with key players short of match fitness, but Stones, who was the only outfield player to start all of England’s games at the World Cup, wants to come back quickly after an impressive tournament.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china

“I’m going to go back in for the first game against Chelsea in the Community Shield. I just want to keep the momentum going,” he said in quotes reported by the Daily Telegraph.

“I will have a break. Two-and-a-bit, maybe three weeks off. I will just make sure I am fighting fit for the new season.

“Now it is about keeping improving. I feel I’ve improved as a person and a footballer over the last few weeks on the biggest stage in the world.”9

City youngster Phil Foden will have an opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the opening game against the Gunners after being omitted from England’s under-19s squad for the European Championship to join up with the tour to the US.

The Football Association is frustrated by the scheduling of the tournament with other highly rated young players including Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon also missing from the squad for the tournament in Finland to be with their clubs.cheap official nike nfl jerseys

“It’s bitterly disappointing that, once again, this tournament is scheduled outside a FIFA window which forces clubs to make such difficult decisions,” FA technical director Dan Ashworth said.

“We understand the dilemmas the clubs face around release of players during this particular time of the season and it’s our view, and that of several other countries, that UEFA should take this into account when scheduling tournaments of this magnitude.”

City’s final squad for the U.S. is still to be announced but sources have told ESPN FC that former England goalkeeper Joe Hart is likely to be part of the tour despite looking for a new club.

First-team players Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte and Claudio Bravo will all be involved with several youngsters having the opportunity to try to impress Guardiola.

The legend of SaQuads Barkley and his Giant legs

Saquon Barkley could be throwing a first pitch, running over a defender or hitting a golf ball. It doesn’t matter. Muscles seemingly protrude from his quads as if he’s the Incredible Hulk, no matter the task.

It’s the inevitable consequence of having tree trunks pose as limbs. There is a reason Barkley can squat 650 pounds, clean more than 400 pounds and holds just about every record for a running back in the Penn State weight room.

Barkley has 28-inch quads, according to Tom Marchitelli, the owner of Gentleman’s Playbook Custom Suits, who fitted Barkley for his draft day suit. Marchitelli said that is bigger than most of his clients who are linebackers.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Barkley’s new teammates with the New York Giants have noticed these gargantuan legs, perhaps because they seem more appropriate (based on sheer size) for a lineman but have the definition usually reserved for finely tuned skill-position players. They’ve seen up close and personal during workouts and practices the sheer size of these monsters. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham even minted the nickname “SaQuads” back in the spring, according to Barkley.

This is all new to Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft. He’s been called SaySay or Say or Quon before. But never SaQuads, until now. It seems to have caught on.

Giants fan Joe Ruback, better known as License Plate Guy, even put the new nickname on the back of Barkley’s jersey at the Landon Collins Celebrity Softball game he organized last month. Barkley wore it with pride, even though the nickname isn’t exactly his favorite.12

“It’s fun. It’s all fun,” Barkley said. “You know, SaQuads. I’m a rookie right now. They’re having a little fun with me. That’s cool. It’s cool. I think the fans are enjoying it. I’m going to stick with it a little bit.”

In the long run, Barkley is hoping that he will be better known for what he does on the field with the Giants than the size of his leg muscles. Maybe then SaQuads will fade.

At Penn State, Barkley went from a fine physical specimen to a somewhat mythical physique. He did it by dominating in the weight room.

“He’s got the quads and calves of a 300-pound bodybuilder,” said Brian Stamper, Barkley’s pre-draft trainer at Tom Shaw Performance in Orlando, Florida, earlier this year.

Galt insists that if Barkley wanted, squatting 700 pounds would be attainable. Already, he’s third all-time at Penn State, having successfully squatted 650 pounds. Only an offensive lineman and a defensive tackle surpassed him.nfl cheap jerseys nike

Galt and the Penn State coaching staff had to walk the fine line between allowing the relentless Barkley to grow physically and putting his football future at risk. They were holding him back at practice to protect their most valuable asset and needed to do the same in the weight room, for the sake of the player and the team.

Michael Irvin: Hall of Fame made right call on Terrell Owens over enshrinement weekend

Michael Irvin agrees with the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s decision not to acknowledge Terrell Owens individually during enshrinement weekend in Canton, Ohio, next month.

“We can’t spend this moment for all these other guys talking about the guy that is not here,” the Hall of Fame wide receiver said Saturday at the National Fantasy Football Convention. “You cannot do that and take that away. He’s doing his own thing wherever he’s doing his own thing, and God bless him. And when they mention the class they’ll mention him, but why should you steal those other guys’ moment because of the decision of this one?nfl cheap jerseys nike

“I think it’s the right move. They’re not saying he’s not going to have a bust in the room. They’re not saying he’s not getting his jacket. They’re saying, ‘We’re honoring his wish. He doesn’t want to be here with us, we’re going to mention him as little as possible.’ I think it’s the right move.”11

Hall of Fame executive director Joe Horrigan told the Talk of Fame Sports Network of the decision Thursday. Horrigan said Owens’ name will be included when the whole class is announced, and his photograph will appear in materials about the weekend. The Hall will mail him his gold jacket, which is usually presented on Friday night, first thing Saturday morning.

Owens, meanwhile, previously said that instead of attending the ceremonies on Aug. 3-4, he will make his speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he went to college, on Aug. 4.

Irvin was inducted into the Hall of Fame after his third year on the ballot following a career that included three Super Bowl wins with the Dallas Cowboys. He finished with 750 catches, 11,904 yards and 65 touchdown catches. At the time of his retirement, he was the Cowboys’ all-time leader in catches and yards.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

As for Owens, he was a finalist for the past three years, and had been critical of the board of selectors after he was not chosen in 2016 or 2017, his first two years of eligibility.

“I was disappointed that we will be cheated as a Hall of Fame team, one of our teammates, that he took that decision (to skip the ceremonies),” Irvin said. “Of course everybody says, ‘He has the right to make the decision.’ Yes, he does and we have the right to say we don’t like it. It is what it is. And I’m also disappointed because, you know, we fought for T.O. It wasn’t like T.O. had said that it didn’t matter, ‘I don’t care about being in the Hall,’ or, ‘I don’t care about that at all.’ Then everybody wouldn’t have invested emotions and feelings into it and we did … We talked about it, tried to get him in. We talked about it on air because he rightfully belongs in there. Then he gets in and he makes that decision, I was absolutely disappointed about it.”

A third-round draft selection of the San Francisco 49ers in 1996, Owens ranks eighth all-time in receptions (1,078), second in receiving yards (15,934) and third in receiving touchdowns (153). He played for the 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals during a career that spanned 15 years.

Man United to call up several youngsters for United States tour

Jose Mourinho is set to include a number of young players in Manchester United’s squad for their preseason tour of the United States after training with the first team at Carrington.

With the bulk of the senior squad still participating in the World Cup or on holiday after their exertions in Russia, Mourinho has bolstered his numbers by promoting a host of academy graduates.

Demetri Mitchell, RoShaun Williams, James Garner, Ethan Hamilton, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood have spent the week training with returning first-team regulars such as Chris Smalling and Juan Mata and are in line to be included in the squad that jets off to Los Angeles on Sunday.cheap nike nfl jersey

Garner has captained England’s under-17s and Greenwood is still just 16 but finished as a top scorer in the U18s last season.

Diogo Dalot, a £19 million summer signing from Porto, will also be in the group.10

United will play games in the U.S. against Club America, the San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Daley Blind was one of the senior players to report back on Wednesday but his participation in the tour is in doubt amid interest from Ajax.

Sources have told ESPN FC that the clubs have opened talks over a move for the 28-year-old, who started just four Premier League games last season, and are keen to tie up a deal before United depart this weekend.

Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN FC that Neil Ryan, son of Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant Jimmy Ryan, is in line to take over as U18 coach from Kieran McKenna.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Ryan is in Austria for a joint training camp with the U18s and U23s with reserve team manager Ricky Sbragia and academy chief Nicky Butt.

McKenna is set to travel to Los Angeles as part of Mourinho’s new-look coaching team that also includes Michael Carrick.

Aroldis Chapman to skip All-Star Game due to knee tendinitis

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has pulled out of the All-Star Game, saying Friday it was a difficult decision but that he wants to rest because of left knee tendinitis.

“Definitely a tough decision,” Chapman said through an interpreter. “It’s an honor to be selected to an All-Star Game. Your peers vote for you, the managers, fans and all that. And anytime you have an opportunity like that, you want to participate.

“But at the end of the day, it was the smart decision for me to help me recover and get ready for the second half, one that’s going to be very demanding and very exciting.”cheap nfl nike jerseys china

Houston Astros right-hander Charlie Morton (11-2) has been named to the American League All-Star team to replace him.9

Chapman, among the AL leaders with 25 saves and a 1.38 ERA, said a week off would be good for him to be fresh for the second half.

“It was the right decision to take at this time, rest and get ready for what we have coming up,” Chapman said.cheap nike nfl jersey

The left-hander is still available Friday night and for the rest of the Yankees’ series against the Indians in Cleveland.

Chapman said after pitching Thursday night’s ninth inning in the Yankeess’ 7-4 win that his ailing knee actually felt good and that the discomfort he has been feeling in recent weeks was about the same as it has been.