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    TEMPE,Womens Zay Jones Jersey, Ariz. — There are few, if any,Womens Lorenzo Alexander Jersey, tasks more daunting than the one facing the Arizona Cardinals this week.

    How do they, if needed, replace David Johnson?

    which could keep Johnson out for up to 12 weeks if it requires surgery.,The All-Pro is seeking a second opinion on the left-wrist injury he suffered in Arizona’s 35-23 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The early prognosis isn’t optimistic. Coach Bruce Arians said it’s likely a dislocated wrist

    While an official diagnosis hasn’t been made just yet, the Cardinals are preparing for life after Johnson, whether it’s temporary or permanent this season.

    ” right tackle Jared Veldheer said. “We need good running backs in our system. We need somebody to step up.”,”There’s some big shoes for somebody to step into

    Whoever that might be has his work cut out for him — or them.

    Johnson led the NFL with 2,118 yards from scrimmage last season and 20 touchdowns. He had 1,239 rushing yards and 879 receiving yards. He was an All-Pro and a Pro Bowler.

    Talk about the big shoes that Veldheer mentioned. They’re huge shoes. But the running backs behind Johnson on the depth chart feel they’re prepared to take on Johnson’s workload. Unless another roster move is made this week,Authentic Tre’Davious White Jersey, it looks like the depth chart will just slide up a spot, meaning Kerwynn Williams will be the starter,Authentic Zay Jones Jersey, Andre Ellington will be the backup and Eli Penny will be the third-stringer.

    according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.,Womens Dion Dawkins Jersey,Arizona signed former Arizona State running back D.J. Foster off the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Monday

    ” Penny said.,Womens Nathan Peterman Jersey,”We feel like we can pick up the slack when a guy like David goes down

    that quartet of running backs will have to get their legs ready. They combined for 370 yards from scrimmage last season — 277 rushing yards and 93 receiving — that’s 17 percent of Johnson’s total. Penny spent last year on the Cardinals’ practice squad and played just one snap Sunday against the Lions.,Womens Tre’Davious White Jersey,However

    The only running back on the Cards’ roster who has any significant experience as a primary back is Ellington. He has 1,697 career rushing yards, including a career-high 660 yards in 2014 when he started all 12 games he played in. He’s also the closest thing Arizona has to Johnson as far as a pass-catching running back. He has caught 114 passes for 1,034 yards in four seasons.

    He’s prepared to take on a larger role if called upon.

    “Obviously, I’ve been there before,Authentic Lorenzo Alexander Jersey,” Ellington said. “I was that guy getting multiple carries. I’m ready for the challenge. I have to step up in his place. Once our brother’s down, we got to make up for his slack.”

    Veldheer said it’s a “sock to the gut.”,If the Cardinals lose Johnson for any extended period of time

    but they now have four running backs who can share the impossible task of filling in for one of the best running backs in the NFL. That’s if Johnson misses any time.,Replacing Johnson with just one man will be a struggle for the Cardinals

    “It just leaves a lot of other guys with more opportunities,Authentic Nathan Peterman Jersey,” Ellington said. “It’s some huge shoes to fill. We’re more than capable of doing it. But as an offense,Authentic Dion Dawkins Jersey, we just got to pull together and execute better.”

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    Welcome to Black Tuesday. Drafts are over and Week 1 of the NFL season is officially in the books. That means fantasy football owners now are anxiously awaiting the opening of their in-season waiver wire and, like a rabid Walmart crowd waiting to crush you to grab that $50 flat-screen TV, they are eager to snatch up any unowned player who enjoyed a successful season debut.

    Nothing else matters. They don’t care about game script,Authentic Khalil Mack Jersey, injuries or any other factors which may have led one particular player to shine brighter than the rest. All they care about was that someone posted better numbers than one of their starters,Womens Derek Carr Jersey, and they’ll do anything to own him.

    Industry analysts will tell you to be aggressive early with your FAAB (free-agent auction budget) bidding or waiver pickups,Womens Amari Cooper Jersey, you need to get Chicago rookie running back Tarik Cohen.,Authentic Obi Melifonwu Jersey, so not to miss out on potential game-changers who may see an increased role in their respective offenses, in many cases, but a successful owner is able to discern between the one-week wonder and the player truly ready to take that next step. It isn’t just about their Week 1 success. It is about the fit into their team’s offense and the opportunity to do more available to them. So while everyone else is looking at mysteriously prolific, and, they’re right. Adjustments to game plans are in full effect,Womens Obi Melifonwu Jersey , low-end wideouts and random boxscore stat-stuffers

    but his speed and ability to cut-and-run makes him an interesting option capable of contributing on multiple levels.,Womens Khalil Mack Jersey,Do not misunderstand the situation here. The Bears are not looking to supplant Jordan Howard or reduce his workload in favor of the dynamic rookie out of North Carolina A&T. Having lost Cameron Meredith and now faced with a potential season-ending injury to Kevin White,Authentic Gareon Conley Jersey, 180-pound frame doesn’t exactly scream hard-nosed NFL running back, the Bears are in dire need of an additional offensive threat. Cohen’s diminutive 5-foot-6

    Cohen needs to be owned.,Womens Gareon Conley Jersey,The Bears should continue to use Cohen as a change-of-pace back to give Howard the occasional breather,Authentic Derek Carr Jersey, and you probably can expect him to work out of the slot in sets with three or more receivers. Getting him the ball out in space and allowing him to rack up yards after the catch should be a mainstay in the scheme. As a result,Authentic Amari Cooper Jersey, and they are more likely to increase his role in the passing attack. He will come out of the backfield as a check-down more often

    Outside of cases in which one player completely replaces another, many waiver candidates will see a fluctuation in their usage based on game flow. Receivers such as Kenny Golladay and Russell Shepard will come and go with the wind. You need more than that. You need stability and opportunity. You need Tarik Cohen.

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    Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano kept replaying the season-opening rout in his mind Sunday night.

    he went to the game tape,Eventually, looking for something to soothe the embarrassment of a 46-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

    Nothing worked.

    Pagano returned to the team complex with no new information about Andrew Luck’s expected return,Less than 24 hours after watching his team self-destruct, a full-fledged quarterback controversy raging among the fan base and a different perspective about the possibility of a quarterback switch.

    ”It’s something that we’ll discuss later tonight and into tomorrow as we game plan,Womens A’Shawn Robinson Jersey,” Pagano said Monday.

    ”We’ve got to do what’s best for the football team and what gives us the best chance to move the ball and put points on the board.”

    All it took was one game to remind Colts fans of what happened six years ago.

    Peyton Manning sat out after undergoing multiple offseason neck surgeries so the Colts handed the starting job to veteran Kerry Collins.,Authentic A’Shawn Robinson Jersey,Back then

    The season opener in Houston turned into an unmitigated disaster with Collins going 16 of 31 with 197 yards and one touchdown while losing two of three fumbles in a 34-7 loss.

    Collins kept the job two more weeks then never played another down in the league as the Colts staggered to a 0-13 record.

    The silver lining to that dreadful season: Indy earned the No. 1 draft pick and selected Luck.

    some worry it could be deja vu.,Authentic Graham Glasgow Jersey,Now as Luck continues to recover from offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder and general manager Chris Ballard still urging caution about rushing Luck back

    Tolzien did nothing to assuage the growing concerns Sunday.

    He went 9 of 18 for 128 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions – both returned for scores.

    Tolzien probably would have thrown a third pick-six if receiver Donte Moncrief hadn’t broken up the pass by grabbing the facemask of Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman.,Authentic Jake Rudock Jersey,In fact

    The combination of mistakes and the blowout finally prompted Pagano to pull Tolzien in the fourth quarter to give newcomer Jacoby Brissett a shot. Brissett was acquired in a trade with New England on Sept. 2 and spent most of last week trying to learn the playbook.

    Still,Womens Laken Tomlinson Jersey, Brissett wound up going 2 of 3 for 51 yards with no turnovers. And it was a good enough performance to instigate a debate over whether Tolzien, who is 0-3-1 as an NFL starter, should be benched for this weekend’s home opener against the Cardinals.

    Tolzien and Brissett were not baited into that discussion Sunday and were not available Monday.

    ” Pagano said. ”So there’s challenges that would be with any quarterback in any system in any NFL building.”,”There’s nobody that can come in and digest and learn a playbook in that period of time

    there was plenty of blame to go around.,Of course

    Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton lost a fumble as he tried to gain extra yards.

    The offensive line allowed four sacks and Indy averaged 3.1 yards on 24 carries.

    The defense pitched in by letting Jared Goff throw for 306 yards and allowing the franchise’s highest opening-day point total since 1954 when the Rams shut them out 48-0.

    Even Adam Vinatieri struggled. He missed a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter and the Colts’ only extra point attempt in the fourth.

    Not enough?

    Pagano blamed himself for not doing a good enough job – and not challenging a call on a first-quarter play on which the Colts appeared to score a touchdown.

    the officials ruled Marlon Mack stepped out at the Rams 1-yard line and Indy eventually settled for a field goal.,Instead

    it was that kind of a day.,Womens Jake Rudock Jersey,Then again

    ”There’s got to be some changes, yeah.” Pagano said. ”I won’t go into detail about those, but again you look at the tape,Womens Graham Glasgow Jersey, evaluate it and make the necessary changes to try to avoid that happening again.”

    NOTES: Pagano said he should have waited another 25 to 30 seconds before running the goal-line play involving Mack rather than going with a quick snap. Even that might not have changed his mind,Authentic Laken Tomlinson Jersey,though. ”I don’t think so,Womens Bart Starr Jersey, I don’t think so.”… Pagano said center Ryan Kelly (foot) and cornerback Vontae Davis (groin) will continue to be listed as week to week. The Colts are hoping receiver Chester Rogers returns this week from a hamstring injury. … Rookie linebacker Anthony Walker (hamstring) was the only player injured significantly Sunday,Authentic Bart Starr Jersey, ” he said. ”Knowing what I know, Pagano said. … The Colts signed offensive tackle Tyreek Burwell to the practice squad.

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    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

    who was drafted by the Texans with the 15th pick in the 2009 draft,Womens Jaquiski Tartt Jersey,Cushing, was already scheduled to miss Thursday’s game with the Cincinnati Bengals due to a concussion.

    The NFL announced the suspension on Wednesday.

    “Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans has been suspended without pay for the team’s next 10 games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances,” the official statement read.

    “Cushing’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Texans’ active roster on Tuesday,Womens Joshua Garnett Jersey, November 28 following the team’s November 27 game against the Baltimore Ravens.”

    The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year has amassed 421 tackles,Womens Will Redmond Jersey, 240 assists and 12 sacks in his nine-year NFL career.

    Cushing also released a statement on Wednesday.

    2017,Authentic Eli Harold Jersey,”Brian Cushing regretfully announces he has been suspended for 10 games commencing on September 13,Authentic Will Redmond Jersey,” the statement read.

    he is aware of the negative impact he has had on his team and most important his fans. It is with the deepest remorse that he humbly apologises to his fans,Authentic Arik Armstead Jersey,”In so doing,Authentic Joshua Garnett Jersey, team-mates and coaches.

    he felt that rather than dragging the appellate process out,Womens Arik Armstead Jersey,”After consulting with his attorney and agent,Authentic Jaquiski Tartt Jersey, this would be the best way to proceed.”?

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    ENGLEWOOD, the Denver Broncos held the Chargers running back to just 33 yards on his final 17 hand-offs., Colo. (AP) — After allowing Melvin Gordon to scamper for 21 yards on his first carry

    Next up, Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott.

    In Elliott,Authentic Vonn Bell Jersey, the Broncos get a litmus test for their offseason makeover of their defensive line featuring the additions of nose tackles Domata Peko and Zach Kerr.,Authentic Andrus Peat Jersey, whose six-game suspension in a domestic violence case is on hold

    ”Great running backs like that can take a little bit of daylight and go all the way with it,Authentic Stephone Anthony Jersey, any bit of daylight he can take it the distance.”,Authentic Hau’oli Kikaha Jersey,” Von Miller said. ”And it’s hard to keep it dark on the defensive line because they have a great offensive line. So

    Just like Gordon,Authentic Garrett Grayson Jersey, who was taken down by safety Justin Simmons with a touchdown-saving open-field tackle Monday night in Denver’s 24-21 win over the Chargers.

    By double- and triple-teaming Miller, the Chargers extended his career-long sackless streak to five games. But they did so at the expense of limiting their route options and Philip Rivers had just 60 yards passing through three quarters.

    The Cowboys (1-0) feature the best offensive line in football, but the Broncos expect them to also key on Miller so he doesn’t get to Dak Prescott on Sunday.

    ”To block Von Miller 1-on-1 on third down or on passing downs wouldn’t be smart for anyone,” said Broncos coach Vance Joseph.

    Not even with an O-line that features three All-Pros in Tyron Smith, a fellow first-team All-Pro., Travis Frederick and Zack Martin blocking for Elliot

    ”He’s just an amazing back,” said Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. ”From pass protection to catching the ball out of the backfield to picking the right spots and breaking tackles and having the long-end speed, really good back and our defense has got a tough matchup this week.”, he’s a really

    The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell last month over a domestic violence case in Ohio, but that penalty is on hold as it works its way through the courts.

    Cleared to play, Elliott rushed for 104 yards in the Cowboys’ 19-3 season-opening win over the New York Giants on Sunday night despite the Giants’ focus on stopping the run.

    ”That’s what we expect every week, but it’s going to be the same four plays. It’s going to be you versus us. You’ve got to stop us. You’ve got to be better than us.”,Womens Vonn Bell Jersey,” Elliott said. ”We’re going to run the football. We’re going to show you different looks

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Elliott’s legal issues aren’t adversely affecting the team.

    ”I think the biggest thing we try to instill in our players and really try to live as coaches is just the importance of focusing,Womens Andrus Peat Jersey,” Garrett said. ”Focus on us,Womens Stephone Anthony Jersey, focus on today and focus on the task at hand,Womens Garrett Grayson Jersey, which is our work, the things that are most important, our preparation and getting better and obviously the things we can control.

    ”So, again players and coaches alike. And we try to instill that in our team and certainly in situations like this it’s doubly important.”, that’s a big emphasis for all of us

    Should Elliott ultimately have to serve his suspension this season,Womens Hau’oli Kikaha Jersey, Garrett’s goal is to make sure the Cowboys aren’t a one-man show that will stagger without him.

    ”He’s obviously a really good player and he’s been very productive for us in the short time that he’s been with us. But you like to think you can build a team where you’re not solely reliant on any one guy,” Garrett said.

    Notes: The Broncos matched $87,500 in player donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. … RB Devontae Booker (hand) practiced for the first time since OTAs. Out were RG Ron Leary (concussion),” Joseph said., FS Darian Stewart (groin) and CB Brendan Langley (knee). LT Garett Bolles (shoulder) was limited. Joseph said Booker most likely won’t play this weekend but he was pleased to see him back on the field for what was really a jog-through following the Monday night game. ”He did most of our scout team reps and a small sum of our first- and second-team offensive reps

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    Alex Ovechkin may want to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics, per The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.,adidas Henrik Lundqvist jersey, but Russian Hockey Federation president Vladislav Tretiak says the Washington Capitals forward needs to accept it won’t happen

    “What is there for Ovechkin to do now? Nothing. Play for Washington,adidas Mats Zuccarello jersey,” Tretiak said in an interview with Russian news website R-Sport translated by The Washington Post. “He has to accept that.”

    Since the NHL announced its decision not to participate in the upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang,authentic Rick Nash jersey, Ovechkin has told reporters he planned to go anyway. In April,authentic Erik Karlsson jersey, South Korea, he said, “Somebody going to tell me, like, he indicated to Russian media that there was still a chance he’d be allowed to go., don’t go, I don’t care — I just go.” Last month

    Capitals owner Ted Leonsis even told that he’d allow star players like Ovechkin and Braden Holtby to leave the team temporarily for the Olympics if they wanted to.

    However, who might want to go anyway but are going to be met with stiff resistance from various stakeholders., NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly recently told The Athletic that the NHL received assurances from the International Ice Hockey Federation that any players under contract with the league wouldn’t be allowed to play in the Olympics. That includes players like Ovechkin

    There’s little doubt that Russia,authentic Henrik Lundqvist jersey, which will likely be the favorite in Pyeongchang given its talent in the KHL,adidas Rick Nash jersey, would prefer to have Ovechkin alongside the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk,authentic Mats Zuccarello jersey, Valeri Nichushkin, Nikita Gusev, Russia should be in prime position to make a run at gold regardless of Ovechkin’s presence., and Mikhail Grigorenko. Hockey is a huge sport in the country, and this looks like its best shot at Olympic gold in men’s hockey since the fall of the Soviet Union. Still, given the absence of NHL players

    This seems like a strong indication that even players who badly want to play in the 2018 Olympics won’t be allowed. There had been speculation about possible exceptions in certain cases where ownership approved,adidas Erik Karlsson jersey, but it appears the NHL is trying to hold together without letting any players break ranks.

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    Jermaine Kearse is no fan of the Oakland Raiders’ home field.

    The New York Jets wide receiver played at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum a couple of times while a member of the Seattle Seahawks, and there’s one aspect about it that drives him crazy.

    I hate their field,
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    ,”To be honest,Womens Marlon Mack Jersey,” Kearse said with a big smile Wednesday. “I can’t stand that baseball part of the field.”

    with the football yard lines marked off across the field., so when both teams’ seasons are underway simultaneously — as they are now — the field is converted from football to baseball,Authentic Ryan Kelly Jersey, and vice versa. During Raiders games,Womens T.J. Green Jersey,The Raiders share the stadium with the Oakland Athletics, the baseball diamond and infield dirt can be seen stretching from about the 50-yard line to the 20 on either side

    Kearse and the Jets will play at Oakland on Sunday.

    ” said Kearse,”It comes with it, Womens Ryan Kelly Jersey, who last played there a few weeks ago for a preseason game with the Seahawks before being traded to the Jets. “You just have to tough it up and just go out there and play.”

    Despite that criticism, Authentic Zach Banner Jersey, Kearse enjoys the atmosphere that the costumed crowd — The Black Hole — brings to Raiders home games.

    Jets quarterback Josh McCown played for the Raiders in 2007 and has experienced it from both sides — as a home player and as a visitor.

    “They love their team and it’s a rowdy atmosphere and they are behind their guys 100 percent,Authentic Tarell Basham Jersey, and so it will be fun to be a part of that environment and hopefully go in there and get a win.”,Authentic Marlon Mack Jersey,a fun environment to go into and play and enjoy it. I’ve already told some of the guys,Womens Zach Banner Jersey,they asked me what’s it like,Authentic T.J. Green Jersey,” McCown said. “So it’ll be a fun place, and you love it. That’s what having great fans is about, and we joke about it is kind of like Halloween. Those people, they go all out

    though. The Raiders were approved by the NFL to move to Nevada in 2020,The Black Hole will be on the move soon, and they plan to play at least two and possibly three seasons in Oakland.

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    Let me start with an unpopular opinion: I totally understand and support the NHL’s pre-season crackdown on faceoff infractions.

    Yes, on most nights, it’s true there’ve been hiccups in the league’s attempt to break from tradition and actually enforce its rulebook. Fans have booed. Players have expressed disgust. And the whole fiasco of watching draw-taking lawbreakers skate a trail to the penalty box has taken, a ridiculously long time.

    As Leafs centreman Nazem Kadri was saying on Thursday,adidas Carey Price jersey, speaking of the Tuesday pre-season game in which the Leafs were tagged with three minor penalties for faceoff transgressions and were booted from too many draws to count,adidas Andrew Shaw jersey, “I felt like I played a 3 1/2-hour game.” (The game actually took 2 hours,authentic Max Pacioretty jersey, 33 minutes to complete,authentic Mike Fisher jersey, way too long considering no overtime).

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    All that said, everybody who’s upset about this ought to breathe a bit. Let’s not forget we’re in the opening few days of the pre-season. Nobody’s soiling sacred ground here. And even if the league’s execution has probably been lacking — veteran veteran centreman Dominic Moore said he didn’t know anything about the new push by officials until the moments before Tuesday’s game — the essence of the undertaking is hard to criticize.

    As Stephen Walkom, Walkom said, the NHL’s director of officials,authentic Carey Price jersey, was saying in an interview on Thursday,adidas Max Pacioretty jersey, the new emphasis is meant to ensure the faceoff is ultimately a competition of stick-on-puck skill rather than a body-on-body free-for-all. For most of the past decade,adidas Mike Fisher jersey,the faceoff had devolved into a “rugby scrum.” And Walkom said the complaints from players were too loud to ignore.

    “It was becoming so the linesmen couldn’t even drop the puck anymore,authentic P.K Subban jersey, because the players were right on top of them. Too often the linesmen were getting slew-footed off the draw,adidas P.K Subban jersey, ” Walkom said. “We weren’t enforcing the existing rules.”

    For that sin against the rulebook, Walkom pleaded guilty.

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    PHILADELPHIA — On paper, an area of strength against a significant weakness., it is a mismatch

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    Which is why the battle up front may well decide Sunday’s winner.

    “I know for us to have success whoever they put on the offensive line and whatever they do as far as protections, whether it’s adding guys, we got to have some disruptions up front, tight ends and backs chipping,” safety Malcolm Jenkins said Thursday. “That’s going to basically dictate what we’re able to do.”

    Jenkins is one of two members of the starting secondary healthy,Authentic Denzelle Good Jersey, along with cornerback Jalen Mills. Top corner Ronald Darby will miss several weeks with a dislocated ankle,Authentic Frank Gore Jersey, cornerback Jaylen Watkins and backup safety Corey Graham missed practice for a second straight day Thursday,Authentic Jack Doyle Jersey, and starting safety Rodney McLeod,Womens Adam Vinatieri Jersey, and are all major question marks for Sunday.

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    “We definitely got to get some pressure on him,” Jenkins said., because it’s shown to affect him

    When it was suggested to Jenkins that Manning has begun to see ghosts — pressure when it isn’t there, “You usually see ghosts after you get hit by one.”, the veteran said

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    The Eagles defensive linemen have said all the right things this week. They have praised the Giants’ struggling offensive line and described embattled left tackle Ereck Flowers as a physical force. They have tried to make their opponent Sunday afternoon sound like a premier unit.

    “I don’t know if it’s an advantage [we have],” Jenkins said. “That’s an area we’re going to have to win. We’re putting a lot on our D-line obviously.”,Womens Frank Gore Jersey, but it’s definitely one of those things we’ve circled and highlighted for us to have success

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    One thing the NHL has gotten right — and really set the template for with other leagues — is the replay.

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    Now,authentic Devan Dubnyk jersey, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. It’s not like I believe the NBA or the officials are against the Canadian team. That’s just a bad rule that was poorly executed. Strikes me the easiest and most sensible fix would have been to start the play over again. It was only 2.4 seconds.

    even sitting in with the Toronto replay headquarters to get a feel for how this things were done,The NHL was really on the forefront of replay technology,adidas Zach Parise jersey, with the other leagues consulting with the NHL,adidas Jeff Carter jersey, then adapting replay for their own use.

    which is a long time on skates — perhaps the off-side should be forgiven. Amnesty for the infraction,adidas Ryan Suter jersey,On the NHL front,authentic Ryan Suter jersey, the only rule I quibble with are goals on the off-side that get called back. I haven’t seen too many of them. I don’t mind calling back an off-side goal scored within a few seconds of the illegal entry. But once the defending team has had time to get all five defenders in place — say 10 seconds,adidas Shea Weber jersey, if you will.

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    Through two games, the Jets have scored just three touchdowns. Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse has two of them.

    They have gained 485 total net yards. Kearse is responsible for more than a quarter of those (123).

    In an offense ranked 30th in the NFL, the former Seahawk has been one of the lone bright spots. And he joined Gang Green less than two weeks before opening day.

    Kearse was part of the deal that shipped defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson to Seattle in early September. After Quincy Enunwa was ruled out for the year with a neck injury during training camp, the Jets were in desperate need of reliable targets.

    So far, it looks like they found one in Kearse.

    Before Week 1 against the Bills, the newly acquired Kearse was unsure of how big a role he would be asked to play. He then went out and led the team with seven receptions for 59 yards.

    He followed that up with an even more impressive performance in Week 2 at Oakland, catching four balls for 64 yards and two touchdowns. His 34-yard score in the second quarter is tied for the longest play from scrimmage for the Jets this season.

    While Kearse — a sixth-year player — had established himself before coming to New York, his success has been surprising given how little time he has spent with the organization.

    Part of it can be attributed to extra work he has put in with quarterback Josh McCown.

    “We put the time in in practice, we go over and run routes. We work on plays. We communicate. When you can do that,” Kearse said. “During special-teams period, it definitely helps.”

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    who is tied for the most postseason receiving touchdowns since 2012 (six),The rest is just Kearse, doing what he always has done: compete.

    [coach] Pete [Carroll] said it all the time. ‘You’re either competing or you’re not.’ That’s just engraved in me,Womens Alex Okafor Jersey,“When I was in Seattle,” he said.

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    At 27, he is one of two wide receivers on the roster over the age of 25 (Jeremy Kerley is the other). Players such as Robby Anderson and rookies ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen look to Kearse for guidance.

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    Los Angeles (AFP) – The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Sunday they still plan to visit the White House and meet with American President Donald Trump who has been involved in an escalating war of words with US professional athletes.

    The Penguins said their acceptance of Trump’s invitation is a continuation of a long-standing practice of the NHL championship team visiting the White House.

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    The Penguins decision to go comes amid a wave of protests followed by a war of words between Trump and several prominent American athletes. Trump’s verbal attacks have been directed mainly at National Football League players who kneel during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner.

    Trump reignited the issue on Friday at a political rally in Alabama when he suggested NFL players should be “fired” for kneeling or protesting during the American anthem.

    The American sports stars are following the example of former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick who said last year he wasn’t going to stand for a flag of a country that “oppresses black people”.

    Unlike the NBA and NFL, there hasn’t been a back and forth between Trump and the NHL.

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    Blake Wheeler,adidas Cory Schneider jersey, a Winnipeg Jets forward from Minnesota,authentic Ryan McDonagh jersey, is one of the few NHL players to criticize Trump on social media.

    Since taking office in January,adidas Travis Hamonic jersey, Trump has hosted the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and members of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to honour their titles.

    On Saturday, Trump rescinded an invitation to the White House for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

    Trump tweeted Sunday: “Please to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!”

    The NHL brass has not commented on national anthem protests or Trump.

    In September, the coach of US national team at the World Cup of Hockey,adidas John Tavares jersey,John Tortorella, said if any of his players sit during the anthem they would “sit there the rest of the game”.

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    Sunday’s slate of Week 3 games began with the Ravens and Jaguars taking part in a large demonstration during the national anthem in London — a response to the inflammatory comments made by Donald Trump on Friday. The final game on Sunday began in the same way, but this time the demonstration happened at FedEx Field in Maryland, just 30 or so minutes away from the White House.

    On “Sunday Night Football,” countless Raiders and Redskins players didn’t stand for the national anthem. Most of those sitting were on the Raiders, while the majority of players on the Redskins’ sideline stood up. All players linked arms.

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    On Friday at a rally in Alabama,Authentic T.J. Green Jersey, Trump criticized NFL players who protest racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. He then called for NFL owners to fire players who don’t stand for the anthem.

    ” Trump said. “Out. He’s fired. He’s fired.”,”Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,Womens Henry Anderson Jersey, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now

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    and demonstrations were widespread during Sunday’s Week 3 action.,Womens Malik Hooker Jersey,The NFL community responded immediately. Teams condemned Trump’s remarks, players ripped him on Twitter, several Dolphins players wore shirts in support of Colin Kaepernick

    As for what’s next? Here’s what Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman said.

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    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant played one heck of a football game Sunday night. With an interception, and only two receptions allowed on four targets, a fumble returned for a touchdown, Trufant proved to the world that he’s still an elite cornerback.

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    Trufant wanted to play well for his future. But even more than wanting to secure his financial well-being,Womens Matt Prater Jersey,Trufant’s 2016 had to be uncomfortable. As a fourth year pro rapidly approaching the expiration of his rookie contract, Trufant wanted to help his team win a Lombardi trophy.

    After a rocky start to Dan Quinn’s tenure, Authentic Tahir Whitehead Jersey, landing him on injured reserve. Then he’d watch his teammates bully their way through the playoffs en route to a Super Bowl berth. That’s hard to swallow, Trufant knew the Falcons were well-equipped to go all the way in 2016. But then the week nine game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers happened. A shoulder injury would end his season,Authentic Nevin Lawson Jersey,no matter how mature the player.

    far removed from his shoulder surgery,Womens Tahir Whitehead Jersey,Fast forward seven months and the landscape has completely changed. Trufant is healthy,Authentic Glover Quin Jersey, but for Trufant,Womens Clay Matthews Jersey, and ready to work. It’s not an ideal way to get motivated, the injury just made him hungrier.

    Your thoughts?

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    BOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport.

    depression and other cognitive disorders ., the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease,Dr. Ann McKee,Womens Pat Tillman Jersey, which can cause violent mood swings

    “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,Womens David Johnson Jersey,” attorney Jose Baez said.

    Hernandez killed himself in April in the prison cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder. Baez said Hernandez had shown signs of memory loss,Authentic Austin Hooper Jersey, impulsivity and aggression that could be attributed to CTE.

    you look back and there are things you might have noticed,Authentic Vic Beasley Jr Jersey,”When hindsight is 20-20,” he said. “But you don’t know.”

    football players and boxers and others who have been subjected to repeated head trauma. A recent study found signs of the disease in 110 of 111 NFL players whose brains were inspected., which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy,CTE, has been found in former members of the military

    of her father’s companionship., leading to the disease that deprived Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter,The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claimed that the league and Patriots failed to protect their players’ safety, Avielle

    defendants concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts.”, such as Aaron, to repeated traumatic head impacts,”Defendants were fully aware of the dangers of exposing NFL players,” the lawsuit said. “Yet

    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment. A Patriots spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

    The league recently agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the dangers of playing football.

    The “loss of consortium” lawsuit filed on Thursday is independent of the class-action suit that began making payments this summer. Baez said it was the first of its kind.

    it’s something we’re prepared to do,Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey,”If we have to be groundbreakers in this area,Womens Deion Jones Jersey,” he said.

    Hernandez committed suicide just hours before his former teammates visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory and a week after he was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston.

    Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub,Womens Austin Hooper Jersey, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime.

    Hernandez did not raise CTE in his defence at either trial because he claimed actual innocence.

    “It’s something I deeply regret,” Baez said.

    A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting.

    and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract., Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season,In three seasons with the Patriots, Authentic Deion Jones Jersey,Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl

    though that ruling is itself being appealed.,Authentic David Johnson Jersey, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd,But the Patriots released him in 2013, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted

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