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Rypien enters not guilty plea on domestic charge

Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of domestic violence against his wife.

Rypien was taken to the Spokane County Jail on Sunday afternoon after his arrest near a bank on the north side of the city. A witness who saw the couple called police and said Rypien’s wife alleged he had struck her. Danielle Rypien was evaluated and did not need medical treatment, police said.

Rypien, 56, was released without bail; his next court appearance was scheduled for July 31. Prosecutors initially asked for a no-contact order between Rypien and his wife at the brief hearing, but she argued against that.

In a joint statement from Mark and Danielle Rypien released Monday night, the couple said: “In response to Mark being arrested for domestic violence, we want you to know that he did not commit any crime. … Occurrences like this one are often chaotic scenes which are not conducive to revealing full clarity about what actually transpires.

“In Washington State, officers are mandated by law to make an arrest in a possible domestic violence case even where there is very little proof that a crime occurred. We will continue to cooperate with authorities to ensure that the truth of Mark’s innocence comes out. … We are confident that a complete investigation will result in the dismissal of all charges.”

Rypien announced last year he believes he has Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, caused by repeated concussions while playing in the NFL. But the statement said that suspected CTE did not play any part in the incident.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china

“Mark suffers from what we suspect is CTE and that does leave us with some challenging situations to navigate with the assistance of a team of fantastic professionals,” the statement said. “This, however, was not one such situation and we are confident that in the coming weeks, clarity about this unfortunate situation will be provided.”5

Rypien was a lead plaintiff among 4,500 former players who won a settlement related to CTE in 2013. He has said that in the past he has attempted suicide and suffers from persistent depression and anxiety.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping

“I’ve been down the darkest path,” he said last year. “I’ve made some horrible, horrible mistakes.”

Rypien was the most valuable player of Super Bowl XXVI after the 1991 season, as the Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills.

In a lengthy interview with The Spokesman-Review newspaper last year, Rypien acknowledged that he was also involved in a domestic violence incident with his wife in 2017.

“I got angry and I threw her on the bed a couple of times,” Rypien said. He and his wife blamed a medication change for his behavior.

A high school quarterback in Spokane who went on to star at nearby Washington State University, Rypien was drafted by the Redskins in 1986. He played in four games during his last season in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, in 2001, although he did not play between 1998 and 2000.

Numerous NFL players have reported a wide variety of problems related to CTE, including homelessness, erratic behavior, suicide and other early deaths.

Source: Zaha prefers Arsenal move over Man Utd

A source has told ESPN FC that Arsenal have submitted a £40 million bid plus add-ons but Palace value Zaha at £70m.

The source added that Zaha would favour a summer move to his boyhood club Arsenal than a return to United because he wants to remain in London for family reasons.

Zaha endured a difficult spell at Old Trafford during the 2013-14 campaign before returning to Crystal Palace where he signed a new five-year contract last year.cheap nfl nike jerseys china6

United have already completed business with Palace this summer after signing full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka on a five-year deal.

Sources have told ESPN FC that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff as he looks to bolster his midfield options.nfl nike jersey cheap

Zaha is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations where he scored in the 4-1 victory over Namibia on Monday.

Sources: Man United table £70m Maguire offer

Manchester United have made a £70 million bid for Leicester defender Harry Maguire, sources have told ESPN FC.

United are battling rivals Manchester City for the defender and have made a second offer after seeing an initial bid of around £40m rejected.

Maguire is open to leaving Leicester but favours a move to City because they can offer Champions League football.

He has not ruled out a transfer to United, who will play in the Europa League next season, if they can agree terms.

United’s bid is still short of Leicester’s valuation of more than £80m, and is likely to be rejected, but believe it might be enough to kill City’s interest and prevent a bidding war. United could be willing to offer a player plus cash to sweeten the deal but that is not yet on the table.cheap nfl nike jerseys china4

Leicester are under no pressure to sell after Maguire signed a contract extension in September but are aware the 26-year-old is keen on a move to a top six side.

Maguire was also targeted by United last summer after a successful World Cup with England but, despite Jose Mourinho urging a move, the club were put off by Leicester’s price tag.

Should he arrive, it would raise questions about the futures of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s other centre-backs — Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and youngster Axel Tuanzebe.nfl nike jersey cheap

Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN FC that Newcastle are braced for an opening offer from United for midfielder Sean Longstaff this week.

The 21-year-old is on Solskjaer’s wanted list and is likely to cost around £25m.

Solskjaer has already added two new players to his squad this summer after the arrivals of Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a combined fee of £65m.

Marshal Yanda can rank among all-time best guards with strong finish

Marshal Yanda made certain that he will finish his career with the Baltimore Ravens.

Yanda can put himself in the conversation as one of the NFL’s all-time great guards if he adds an exclamation point over the next two seasons.

If Yanda reaches the Pro Bowl in 2019 and 2020, he will total nine trips to the all-star event. Randall McDaniel, Will Shields and Larry Allen would be the only players with more Pro Bowl selections as a guard, according to the Elias Sports Bureau (Bruce Matthews’ 14 Pro Bowls included five as a center).

But it’s uncertain whether Yanda will play next season and strengthen a potential Hall of Fame resume.

“You just take it one day at a time,” he said. “I’m healthy, I’m feeling really good about playing this fall, and I don’t look any further down the road. I’m worried about playing this fall and playing good football.”

Yanda, who will turn 35 in Week 2 of the regular season, has been among the most dominant linemen of his generation. He is the second-best guard in Pro Football Focus’ grading history (since 2006).
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Known for his toughness and technique, Yanda was a key member of the Ravens’ run-heavy offense with quarterback Lamar Jackson. Last season, he led an offensive line that has helped the Ravens produce the NFL’s No. 2 rushing attack (141.9 yards per game).

There was concern among Ravens officials that Yanda wasn’t returning this year.6

Asked recently about the state of the offensive line, owner Steve Bisciotti said, “I’d be much more concerned if our All-Pro decided that he was going to call it a career. I kind of looked at that as our upgrade. I really thought that Marshal was pretty close to maybe deciding that it was a career.”

Yanda was entering the final year of his four-year, $32 million contract before agreeing to a one-year contract extension on April 11.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

He received an $8 million signing bonus after reducing his 2019 base salary by $5 million (from $7 million to $2 million). His base salary for 2020 is $7 million.

“Whatever happens, we just wanted to make sure I could finish it here, and that’s important to me, just being able to play my entire career here and just taking care of me,” Yanda said of the reasoning for the extension. “That was the whole deal there.”

A third-round pick in 2007, Yanda has gone from being the 10th offensive lineman drafted in 2007 to becoming one of the best in the league. Known for his powerful run blocking, Yanda has shoved three defenders to single-handedly open a hole. A top-notch pass protector, he regularly allows the fewest sacks at his position.

In 2014, then-offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said Yanda is as good as any offensive lineman he’s been around. In 2015, coach John Harbaugh offered a prediction.

Seven big questions heading into NBA’s crazy free agency

• Boston potentially devoting most of its cap space to Walker would mark an intriguing rebound after the season from hell. It would leave Boston with precisely zero proven frontcourt players and limited means to get them. (Boston can in theory stay over the cap and maintain its full midlevel exception — worth about $9 million — but the pathways there are complex.)

• The Lakers’ contorting their way into nearly max-level cap space could impact any star free agent — including Walker. If the Lakers are hellbent on using all of their room on one player — and it’s debatable whether that is their best strategy if said player isn’t Leonard — they should at least glance at Walker. LeBron James needs another high-volume creator to soak up some ballhandling duty.

• Speaking of which: The league has projected the cap at $109 million, but several team executives think that could go up by about $500,000 once all the numbers are in — a bump that would get the Lakers that much closer to legit max cap space.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

• If Boston inks Walker, it will be interesting to see how Brad Stevens uses him. Walker ran about 56 pick-and-rolls per 100 possessions in Charlotte, according to Second Spectrum. Irving averaged about 36, and everyone whined about him hogging Boston’s offense. How useful is Walker in a more democratic system?4

Walker should thrive screaming off handoffs the way Isaiah Thomas did. Charlotte nudged him into some off-ball action, and Walker is a capable gunner popping off screens. But his height is more of a limiting factor in those actions than when he has the ball.

I liked the idea of Boston throwing a big offer sheet at Malcolm Brogdon, and handing more off-the-bounce duty to Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Gordon Hayward. It’s time to see what those dudes can do. Boston could have used the leftover space — probably around $13 million — and the $4.8 million room exception to fill the front line.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

But Walker is really good. Chasing a restricted free agent — Brogdon — is a high-risk, low-reward game. Boston is going to play Brown, Tatum, and Hayward together a lot, meaning one of them will function as power forward. Depending on how free agency unfolds in Boston and elsewhere, this version of the Celtics has a chance to compete for the No. 4 seed in the East.

• If Boston signs Walker, Brogdon loses a suitor. The Bucks are bracing for a monster Brogdon offer sheet. They have a walkaway number somewhere, sources say. If Brogdon’s 2019-20 salary reaches $20 million or more, it becomes very hard for the Bucks to retain Brogdon, Brook Lopez, and Khris Middleton, and stay below the luxury tax — even if they dump Ersan Ilyasova or use the stretch provision to waive Jon Leuer.

It’s unclear where such an offer might come from, though there are a few candidates: Phoenix, Chicago, Dallas, Indiana, and perhaps a couple of others. Some of those teams are worried about Brogdon reinjuring his foot, sources say.

Hopeful Orioles introduce No. 1 pick Rutschman

The Baltimore Orioles interrupted their miserable 2019 season to introduce a sliver of hope for the future: Adley Rutschman, the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

Rutschman sat alongside general manager Mike Elias during a news conference Tuesday at Camden Yards before the Orioles were to face the San Diego Padres, whose most notable player, Manny Machado, was nabbed by Baltimore with the third selection in the 2010 draft.

Machado became a star, but the Orioles traded him away last year in the midst of a 115-loss season because they couldn’t afford to keep him beyond 2018.

Now in the process of a major rebuild, Elias is counting on Rutschman — a switch-hitting catcher from Oregon State — to become a key figure in the team’s rise to respectability.

After mulling over several options, Elias settled on Rutschman and bestowed upon him an $8.1 million signing bonus, the largest ever provided to an MLB draft pick.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china

Elias termed the selection of Rutschman as “probably the biggest decision this organization is going to make this year.”

Whether the 21-year-old rises to his potential will be determined soon enough, but at this point there is no understating his importance to a franchise that finished with the worst record in the majors last year and appears well on its way to duplicating that lamentable feat this season.4

“We couldn’t be more thrilled, having him be a part of the process we’re going through to take this organization back to where it belongs,” Elias said. “We are in phase right now where we are looking for building blocks, and I think by signing Adley Rutschman, we found a very big piece.”

Rutschman intended to take batting practice with the team and was to be introduced to the home crowd on Tuesday night. After that, the plan is for him to take a break to accept some of the many awards he garnered this season, then play in the Gulf Coast League before joining short-season Class A Aberdeen.

“I always believe, when in doubt, start players at the lower-level league because it’s very easy to transfer them if they’re performing well,” Elias said. “We took a lot of college players and almost all of them will be starting there.“china nike nfl jerseys cheap

Rutschman has already played plenty of baseball this season, but he can’t wait to get started with the next phase of his career.

“It’s always been a goal of mine to be in this position,” Rutschman said. “For me, it’s always been about the process of getting there. So, now it’s about setting new goals. Now that I’m here, I am just excited about the opportunity and I’m truly humbled to be a part of the building process that is going on right now.”

Rutschman is a pivotal piece of the rebuilding puzzle that Elias is trying to put together, but the Golden Spikes Award winner can’t turn the franchise around alone.

“We’re trying to bring in talent from every direction possible,” Elias said. “Obviously having the No. 1 pick in the draft is a special opportunity to do that. The important thing for us is, this doesn’t start and end here. But to have a player of his caliber, that I think is not necessarily available every year in the draft, is big for us.”

Brees awarded $6M in diamond fraud lawsuit

A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him overpriced diamonds.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that a Superior Court jury made the award Friday in a fraud suit Brees and his wife filed against a La Jolla jeweler last year. Brees wasn’t in court.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal6

The suit claimed that Vahid Moradi improperly valued gems the Breeses bought as an investment at $15 million, when they were worth millions less.nike nfl cheap jerseys

Moradi denied the allegations in court.

Brees was with the San Diego Chargers from 2001 until joining the Saints in 2006. He led New Orleans to victory in Super Bowl XLIV following the 2009 season.

Last season, Brees set the career passing-yardage record for NFL quarterbacks.

Inside the NFL contract that two Steelers won’t sign

Alejandro Villanueva considered walking away from football in 2017. He was 28 years old and beginning business school at Carnegie Mellon. His exclusive-rights free-agent status kept him on league-minimum money despite two years as a starter at left tackle.

So in 2017, Villanueva worked out with the Pittsburgh Steelers but didn’t sign his exclusive-rights tender. Hours before the training camp reporting window expired, the Steelers signed him to a four-year, $24 million deal.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal

“I can’t say if it’s better to sign now or later,” said Villanueva during this week’s minicamp, entering his third year on that deal. “But betting on yourself, in this business, usually works.”

Intentionally or not, Villanueva set a precedent in the Steelers locker room that at least one player is following.

Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton finds himself in a similar situation, an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA) who refuses to sign the tender, at least for now.5

The two have discussed the matter, Hilton said, and though Hilton isn’t divulging the nature of those talks, he calls Villanueva “a guy I can go to with questions.”

These are shared experiences of a tapped market.

ERFAs are players with expired contracts and two years or fewer of accrued NFL seasons. Teams can retain them on a one-year tender at a low number (around $645,000) with no negotiation and no chance for the player to shop his services. Right tackle Matt Feiler, who started 10 games last season, signed his tender this offseason.

This is a way for owners to keep good undrafted players before they can cash out. Hilton wants out of that scenario after two productive years as a slot corner for Pittsburgh.

But what Villanueva pulled off is “very rare,” said former NFL agent Brodie Waters, a consultant who runs ESPN’s Roster Management System. He estimates fewer than 10 players under the current collective bargaining agreement have landed new deals during their ERFA year.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

“The player has zero leverage other than retiring,” Waters said. “It would be extremely rare for the Steelers to do anything unless they identify they really want him, and he’s willing to take a below-market deal. If he’s played two years, they’ve got him for two more years. There’s not a lot of incentive to do something.”

Source: United to improve De Gea contract offer

Manchester United are ready to make David De Gea an improved offer in a bid to keep him at Old Trafford beyond June 2020, a source close to the Spain international has told ESPN FC.

De Gea, a reported target for Paris Saint-Germain, recently turned down a five-year United contract worth £350,000 a week.

Negotiations over a new deal have been ongoing for 18 months but appeared to have stalled, leading to reports that United were prepared to pay De Gea millions to leave in the summer in order to avoid him leaving for free next year.cheap nfl nike jerseys china

However, the source said United did not want to sell De Gea at any price, were not prepared to transfer him and would make him a new contract offer.7

De Gea reportedly earns £240,000 a week, half what teammate Alexis Sanchez is reported to earn.

PSG are looking for a keeper after parting company with Gianluigi Buffon and are the only club that could afford to pay both a fee for De Gea and his wages. A move to the Parc des Princes would enable De Gea to play in the Champions League.

De Gea had a difficult second half of last season, with the 28-year-old making a number of errors as United missed out on a top-four finish, but remains a key player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Since joining United from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, he has made 362 United appearances and said last season that he was “very happy” at Old Trafford.nfl nike jersey cheap

But he looks to have lost his No. 1 spot in the Spain team, with Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga having started the past three games.

Syndergaard has ‘low-grade’ hamstring strain

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway says right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a low-grade hamstring strain and will miss at least one start.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Syndergaard underwent an MRI on Sunday and was placed on the 10-day injured list. Callaway hopes Syndergaard misses just one start but says it’s too early to tell if he will need more time to recover.7

Reliever Wilmer Font is a candidate to take Syndergaard’s turn in the rotation, but Callaway says Seth Lugo is not.

“I think he’s so valuable in his role right now that it’d be tough to take him out,” Callaway said.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

Syndergaard reached for the back of his right leg after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning Saturday night against St. Louis. He walked off the field with a limp, but wasn’t favoring the leg while playing catch and doing agility drills before Monday’s game.