Paul Millsap on return to Atlanta: ‘Almost broke down in tears’

Denver paid big money to pry Paul Millsap from Atlanta because the Nuggets knew he’d be a trustworthy scorer in the clutch.

The Warriors would miss the postseason in each of Curry’s first three seasons, bringing their postseason futility mark to 17 of 18 seasons. But you know what happened from there. Curry would lead the Warriors to the postseason each year from 2012 through at least 2017, winning two MVP awards and two NBA championships in the process. It took some time, but the Warriors more than “figured it out.”

Also Saturday, a coalition of NFL players extended an invitation to McNair, commissioner Roger Goodell and unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a Monday meeting in Philadelphia at which they hope to address players’ “immediate concerns before additional progress can be made.”

“There are a lot of Latinos in this team, and it helps him bond and be one of the boys, being able to speak the language and understanding it.”

Pitcher Lance McCullers, who is half Cuban and grew up in the heavily Latino-populated Tampa area, admits he’s a little envious.

“I am definitely jealous. He has worked very hard at it. It Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale doesn’t come out of nowhere,” McCullers says. “He’s probably worked much harder than I’ve actually worked to be able to speak the language fluently.”

The Broncos have a short week before they face the Philadelphia Eagles, who Cheap Jerseys PlUS have the best record in the league at 7-1, on the road and then return home to face the New England Patriots the following Sunday.

Yu Darvish: Meeting Yuli Gurriel not needed after insensitive gesture

Yu Darvish says he didn’t think it was necessary to meet with Yuli Gurriel after the Houston Astros first baseman’s racially insensitive gesture toward the Dodgers pitcher.

Gurriel contacted the Dodgers and told them he wanted to meet with the pitcher in person and apologize.

While Pittsburgh insists it has no plans to move the receiver, Bryant’s future with the Steelers remains hazy ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.

There is plenty of season left for Brown, JuJu and Bryant to all play significant roles in a heretofore disappointing Steelers offense that is 6-2 despite still trying to find its groove.

“Our defensive effort really got us to where we wanted to be,” Curry said. “The coach gave us a challenge before the game to just try and win the possession and field-goal game. Throughout the course of the game, that was the key. We played Warriors basketball and now we have to sustain it.”

Warriors: Kerr said he supported Green after his forward was fined $25,000 for his part in a skirmish with Bullets guard Bradley Beal on Friday: “He got attacked. I didn’t agree with his punishment but all you can do as a team is accept it.”

Clippers: Had entered game holding opponents to a league-low 92.4 points per game and a 40.4 field goal percentage shooting (second). Rivers said the superb early defense starts with having DeAndre Jordan at center, but new starting guards Patrick Beverley and Austin Rivers have been tough on the perimeter: “Defensively, that combination has been really good.”

Washington coach Chris Petersen said Monday that doctors are still Cheap Infant Jerseys determining the final diagnosis for Bryant’s injury. Petersen typically does not announce Cheap Islanders Jerseys injuries unless the player is likely to miss the rest of the season.

Vet Brian Gionta practicing in AHL with eye on U.S. Olympic team bid

Brian Gionta is turning to hockey’s minor league Rochester Americans in his bid to land a spot on the U.S. men’s Olympic team.

The Buffalo Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate announced the 16-year NHL veteran accepted an invitation to practice with the team starting Tuesday. Gionta, 38, is from Rochester and spent the previous three seasons as the Sabres captain.

Christian Everett hauled in a 5-yard scoring pass to cap a game-opening, 13-play, 75-yard drive. Hill finished drives with a pair of short runs to make it 21-0 in the first quarter.

A 69-yard catch-and-run by Josh Wainwright, Columbia’s longest play from scrimmage this season, a 19-yard touchdown reception by Emerson Kabus and a late field goal from Oren Milstein made the Lions 6 for 6 on first-half drives. Kabus was the top receiver with six catches for a career-high 114 yards. The Lions piled up 491 yards of offense.

The Red Foxes (3-2) were limited to 240 yards and had three turnovers.

Columbia, which held the ball for 10 1/2 minutes more than Marist, was 12 of 19 on third down, 3 of 4 on fourth, and only punted once.

Knoll is a great example of how placement trumps distance with punting. He ranks Cheap China NFL Jerseys 56th nationally in net punting but leads the FBS in punts placed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line (22, five more than any other FBS punter) and is second in punts placed inside the opponent’s 10-yard line (nine). He has had a lot of opportunities, given Boston College’s struggles on Cheap Authentic Jerseys offense, but he has made the most of those in tilting field position in the Eagles’ favor.

Conklin scores 2 TDs, C. Michigan ends 3-game skid 26-23

Tyler Conklin caught 10 passes for 136 yards — each a career best — and scored a pair of touchdowns as Central Michigan edged Ohio 26-23 on Saturday.

Conklin had missed the first five games with a foot injury and the Chippewas (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) ended a three-game losing streak with his return. He caught a 16-yarder from Shane Morris for Central Michigan’s first TD and a 10-yarder for the final score. Morris went 25-for-35 passing for 249 yards and two TDs.

Ohio (4-2, 1-1), which saw a three-game win streak end, scored twice in less than three minutes late in the fourth quarter on a safety and a Nathan Rourke TD run. The Bobcats cut the gap to 26-23 with 5:01 to play, but the Chippewas never gave up the ball afterward.

Rourke scored all three Ohio touchdowns on 118 yards rushing but fumbled three times and threw his first career interception.

The one-time 13-year-old Lane Kiffin quarterback recruit has blossomed into a productive receiver at the end of his wild career. Sills has multiple touchdown catches in four of five games (nine total touchdowns) and has eclipsed 100 receiving yards in three of them. He made life difficult for TCU’s defense on Saturday and has established a great connection with quarterback Will Grier. Sills is averaging 15.5 yards per catch.

When he was still a Canadien, P.K. Subban pledged to raise $10 million for the Montreal Children’s Hospital. While working to keep that promise, the Predators defenseman also befriended Talia Baily, a 10-year-old who is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma.

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Dayton grabs 4 interceptions, holds off Drake 20-10

Alex Jeske had two touchdowns while the Dayton defense hauled in four interceptions, forced a fumble and blocked a field goal to help the Flyers to a 20-10 win over Drake on Saturday.

Tied 3-3 at the half, Dayton (2-4, 1-2 Pioneer Football League) broke away with the opening drive of the third quarter when Jeske ran in the go-ahead touchdown from the 7, capping a 75-yard drive that included a 42-yard catch by Matt Tunnacliffe. Later, Nick Surges intercepted a pass by Drake’s Grant Kraemer, setting up Jeske’s 29-yard touchdown throw to Ryan Skibinski to make it 17-3 with 1:43 left in the third.

N.C. A&T (6-0, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) scored 16 points in a 35-second span late in the first quarter and was never threatened. Marquell Cartwright’s 2-yard touchdown plunge culminated a six-play, 73-yard drive. On the next possession, Jermaine Williams sacked Jack McDaniels for a safety, and then Khris Gardin returned the ensuing free kick 78 yards to the Delaware State 2. Cartwright carried in from there on the next play and the rout was on.

Raynard hooked up with Gardin on a 12-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter, then found Xavier Griffin on a 10-yard score with just over 3 minutes left in the half and Cheap Jerseys Paypal the Aggies led 30-3 at intermission.

Cartwright finished with 96 yards on 19 carries while Elijah Bell Nike NFL Jerseys China had nine catches for 178 yards. The Aggies held the Hornets to minus-38 yards rushing.

Football fashion report: A first for Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Sooners have been playing football since 1895. That was 12 years before Oklahoma was a state.

In all that time, crimson and cream have been the official colors of the school. But in all that time, the Sooners have never combined crimson jerseys with crimson pants.

Murray, who was only 2 of 9 passing in the windy conditions, ran for 126 yards on 18 carries and threw a key block to spring Justin Paige on a 23-yard TD run on a reverse midway through the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Josh Kraght hit Charlie Taumoepeau for a 26-yard touchdown late in the third quarter and a 24-yarder with 1:21 to play for the Vikings (0-5, 0-3). Kraght was 28 of 52 for 317 yards despite the cross wind.

Cowden was averaging just 29.0 yards per punt before his miscue in the end zone. He also had a punt blocked in the fourth quarter. MSU’s Jared Padmos went with a roll punt and averaged 43.8.

The complaint said another high school player was paid to sign with the Cardinals and that Adidas paid the money by funneling it through Augustine.

The allegations surrounding Bowen’s recruitment led to longtime basketball coach Rick Pitino being placed on unpaid administrative leave and athletic director Tom Jurich being put on paid administrative leave. Bowen was placed on indefinite suspension.

Dawkins was arrested by FBI agents in New York and released last week. He Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike and the others are scheduled for arraignment in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday.

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Gangi, Moore help Nevada snap skid, beat Hawaii 35-21

Ty Gangi accounted for five touchdowns, Kelton Moore became the first Nevada player to rush for over 200 yards in a game since 2012 and the Wolfpack beat Hawaii 35-21 Saturday night for their first win of the season — and the first career win for coach Jay Norvell.

Moore had 19 carries for 216 yards — the first 100-yard rusher for Nevada (1-5, 1-1 Mountain West) this season — and added five receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. Gangi was 25-of-32 passing for 278 yards and four scores and had a 17-yard TD run.

He was in a boot after the game, and he said he expects to be in treatment all week but wouldn’t commit to playing in the Tigers’ game against Syracuse on Friday.

Bryant has started all six games for Clemson this season, and he was 21-of-29 passing for 200 yards, a touchdown and an interception against Wake Forest before suffering the injury.

Backup quarterbacks Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson finished things off after Bryant left the game. Johnson impressed coach Dabo Swinney by going 5-of-5 with a fourth-quarter touchdown throw.

Swinney said he expects Cooper and Johnson to split first-team reps in practice this week.

“If Kelly can’t go for whatever reason,” Swinney said, “we can win with those guys.”

“We got caught out there with three forwards. We kind of lost our structure for a second, and [when you do that] good teams make you pay,” Chayka said.

The period ended with the Coyotes down 1-0 — and they eventually NBA Jerseys Wholesale lost the game 4-1 — but Chayka had seen progress from his team and a few blocks to build on Cheap Jerseys 90 for the rest of the game, leading into opening night.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed Friday that he did speak with President Donald Trump after Monday night’s NFL game at which the team and owner kneeled before the national anthem.

However, Jones said on The Fan 105.3 in Dallas, “He was complimentary which doesn’t mean we acquiesced.”

I’m Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. I spent last night withSheriff Lombardo at Clark County’s only level-one trauma center.

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A GoFundMe account identified as “Oakland Raiders” and linked to the name of Raiders president Marc Badain contributed $50,000 to the fund. The team also encouraged those who are able and willing to donate blood at their nearest blood bank.

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In 10 NFL seasons, Novak has converted 82.8 percent of his field goal Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale attempts (173-for-209). He is 239-for-245 on extra-point attempts.

“I take a lot of pride in wearing the lightning bolt and the name on the back of the jersey,” Novak said. “Like I said, I just want to be a good teammate. It’s great to play; it’s not so fun being out there watching.”

Colin Kaepernick was the start of what can be a better NFL

There’s this child I know — and I’m withholding names on purpose here — who once walked into a room where me and his father sat, proceeded to extend his right hand, which was covered in feces, and say, “Daddy, look.” The father had changed hundreds of the 3-year-old’s diapers. He probably thought he had a good handle on things. He’d never seen the kid reach reach down the back of his pants and with a smile — god how he beamed — present his own excrement like a present. The father shot up from his seat, picked up his son, held him so that the child’s hands would be equidistant from his face and any furniture, and threw him in the tub.

That was a big mistake.

“When we had our first team meeting a couple days later, Belichick called the guy out on it,” Stallworth said. “He said, ‘Yeah, we’re going to make sure you have a memorable season because of all the sprints you guys are going to run. You think we’ve already won and are special and we haven’t even put the pads on yet. Well, the best teams are the ones that are in the best shape.'”

Stallworth then laughed.

“Sure enough, we were the best conditioned team,” he said.

Belichick never stopped making sure the Patriots were staying the course even Cheap Pittsburgh Penguins Jerseys as the 1972 Dolphins began to sweat.

“Nothing ever came out of his mouth about going undefeated,” said Hochstein, who Cheap Queensland Jerseys started eight games for the 2007 Patriots. “That was never our goal to begin with. It was winning a Super Bowl, plain and simple.

Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott put sophomore slumps out of everyone’s mind with their best game to date against the Giants’ defense.

The Bears have two special young backs in Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, plus a defense that’s better than you think. But that’s about all they have, as Mike Glennon no longer has any legitimate starting wideouts.

DeShone Kizer looked the part in his first start, and without a bad special teams mistake, he might already have his first win. They have to get better at running the ball and stopping the pass to get a win.

To be the best in the AFC, you have to beat the best in the AFC. The Chiefs had a resounding response to their playoff disappointment by roaring back in Foxborough. Alex Smith and Kareem Hunt need to keep it up as a dynamic offensive duo.

Derek Carr, healther and better compensated, delivered a performance much like he did in most of last year’s games. And oh hello, Marshawn Lynch and some sound defense in Nashville.

But how ’bout that much-maligned Cowboys’ defense?

The competition is stacked with rookie running backs. Fournette is likely to be pushed most by two other immediately featured guys, the Vikings’ Dalvin Cook and the Chiefs’ Karrem Hunt. It also might not be long until Christian McCaffrey (Panthers) and Joe Mixon (Bengals) explode into bigger roles.

But Fournette will be fed the ball heavily from the get-go to complement Jacksonville’s Cheap Nike Jerseys defense and ease the pressure off Blake Bortles. As long as he’s healthy through that Cheap Orioles Jerseys volume — really, the only concern — Fournette’s talent will take over and allow him to take the award.