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    • The Baltimore Ravens provided quarterback Joe Flacco with two new potential targets Wednesday Harold Landry Color Rush Jersey , agreeing to terms with wide receivers Ryan Grant and John Brown on the first day of free agency.   Addressing a position that is a top priority this offseason, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome added a pair of 27-year-olds he hopes can improve a passing attack that last year ranked 27th in the NFL. To help make room for the newcomers, Newsome freed an estimated $5 million in salary cap space by cutting receiver Jeremy Maclin. Grant has played in 64 games, including 15 starts, with the Washington Redskins. The 2014 fifth-round draft pick out of Tulane set career highs in 2017 with 45 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns. Brown has played four NFL seasons, all with Arizona. Selected in the third round of the 2014 draft, Brown has 173 career catches for 2,515 yards and 17 TDs. The contracts are pending the passing of physicals. Grant reportedly received a four-year contract and Brown agreed to a one-year pact. The Ravens are counting on Grant to continue the improvement he showed last season. Though he has never had a 100-yard receiving game and has scored only six career touchdowns, he ranked second on the Redskins in 2017 in catches and TD receptions. Brown's best season was in 2015, when he had 65 catches for 1,003 yards and seven scores. After a season in which Baltimore's wideouts totaled 11 touchdown receptions, the team made no secret of its desire to bolster the receiving corps. "We will be exploring all options in free agency and in the draft for targets for Joe (Flacco)," owner Steve Bisciotti said. That was a focus last season, too Leighton Vander Esch Jersey Elite , but Maclin did not live up to expectations. Baltimore signed Maclin as a free agent in June, hopeful the accomplished pass catcher would regain the form he showed in 2015 with Kansas City, when he had 87 catches for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns. But Maclin missed two games with a shoulder injury, two more with knee issues, and finished with only 40 catches for 440 yards and three touchdowns. That, along with the poor performance of 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman (10 catches, 77 yards, no TDs), left the Ravens looking for speed outside after finishing 9-7 and missing the playoffs for a third straight season. Mike Wallace, who had 52 catches for a team-high 748 yards in 2017, became a free agent Wednesday. It is unclear whether the Ravens will attempt to bring him back the 31-year-old, nine-year pro. Newsome's pursuit of top-tier free agent receivers has been hindered by a tight salary cap, which likely contributed to Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins signing with other teams. In an effort to free up salary-cap space Dalton Schultz Color Rush Jersey , Newsome earlier this week cut running back Danny Woodhead and did not pick up the option on right tackle Austin Howard. Maclin, Woodhead and Howard were all acquired before the 2017 season. Also on Wednesday, the Ravens extended tenders to seven exclusive-rights free agents, the most notable running back Alex Collins, the team's leading rusher last year. The players still have to sign their tenders, but cannot negotiate with any other teams. Johan Camargo came up big from the bottom of the Atlanta Braves‘ lineup.   The No. 9 batter hit his first career grand slam and went 4 for 5 with five RBIs, and the Braves beat the Blue Jays 11-4 on Tuesday night to snap Toronto’s home winning streak at seven games. The bottom four hitters in Atlanta’s lineup, DH Kurt Suzuki, outfielders Charlie Culberson and Ender Inciarte, and third baseman Camargo, went 11 for 18 with five doubles and two home runs. ”When guys are doing that it always looks really good,” manager Brian Snitker said. Atlanta set season highs with seven doubles and 10 extra-base hits. ”This team is just really good up and down the lineup,” Camargo said through a translator. Camargo hit his seventh home run off Jaime Garcia (2-6) in the second, singled in the fourth Panthers Elite Jerseys , hit an RBI single in the fifth and doubled and scored in the eighth. He struck out in the ninth. Culberson hit a solo homer and Inciarte had three hits and three RBIs as the Braves won for the sixth time in seven games. Reliever Sam Freeman (2-3) worked 2 1/3 innings for the victory. Making his first start in Canada, Calgary-born right-hander Mike Soroka was replaced one out from qualifying for the win. ”He threw some good sinkers but a lot of stuff was right down the middle,” Snitker said. Soroka allowed four runs and eight hits, including six doubles, in 4 2/3 innings. ”It was everything I imagined, for sure, coming out there and seeing a lot of Canadians, a lot of Canadian flags,” Soroka said. ”Hearing the anthem was pretty special, too.” Soroka took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his previous outing, June 13 against the New York Mets, but started this one by giving up a double to Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson. Toronto put runners at second and third with two outs in the first but left-fielder Culberson made a great running catch on Kevin Pillar’s line drive before crashing hard into the video board section of the outfield wall. Culberson went down briefly but stayed in the game. ”That’s one of the first holy cow plays I saw,” a grateful Soroka said. ”I definitely owe him dinner.” Garcia retired the first five batters in order before Kurt Suzuki’s double in the second. Culberson and Inciarte walked and Garcia fell behind 2-0 on Camargo before giving up a towering shot that landed in the third deck. ”It was really kind of a special moment, something I’ll never forget Authentic Nico Hischier Jersey ,” Camargo said. Culberson connected off Garcia to begin the third before Inciarte and Camargo chased Garcia with consecutive singles. Garcia allowed five runs and five hits in three-plus innings, failing to finish the fourth for the second time in four starts. The left-hander has lost six straight decisions and is winless since April 17 against Kansas City, his third start of the season. ”It’s frustrating,” Garcia said. ”I feel like I’m letting my team down.” OSUNA UPDATE A lawyer for Blue Jays RHP Roberto Osuna said Monday that his client will plead not guilty to charges of assault. After he was arrested and charged May 8, Osuna was placed on administrative leave. On Monday, baseball extended Osuna’s leave through June 25. Osuna’s lawyer was in court Monday. The case is set to resume July 9. URGENT CARE Snitker was asked what he thought when Culberson went down following his collision with the wall. ”I was wondering if I’m going to be able to make it out there,” Snitker joked. ”He’d be healed by the time I get there.” TRAINER’S ROOM Braves: OF Ronald Acuna (left knee) has taken batting practice and run the past two days in workouts at Atlanta’s spring training facility in Florida. Snitker said the highly touted Acuna should begin a rehab assignment ”sooner rather than later.” Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (shoulder) threw a 75-pitch simulated game Monday after his scheduled start at Double-A New Hampshire was rained out. Stroman is expected to rejoin the Blue Jays rotation during the coming weekend’s road series against the Angels. … OF Steve Pearce (strained left oblique) went 1 for 3 with a home run at Triple-A Buffalo, playing five innings in left field. Pearce was the DH in his previous two rehab games with the Bisons, Saturday and Sunday. … Toronto put RHP Sam Gaviglio on the paternity list and promoted INF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from Buffalo. UP NEXT Braves RHP Anibal Sanchez (3-0, 1.93) faces Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ (8-3, 3.48) in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Sanchez faced Toronto twice last season, allowing 12 runs in 10 2/3 innings. Happ is 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA in three June starts. — .
    • DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7) OPEN CAMP: July 26 Isaiah Oliver Jersey Falcons , Oxnard, California LAST YEAR: Cowboys missed playoffs year after dynamic rookie tandem of QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott fueled Dallas to NFC-best 13 wins. Elliott's six-game suspension during season over domestic violence allegations was big reason. Prescott's performance dipped after winning NFL Offensive Rookie of Year in 2016. Offensive line was less consistent than usual. Defense was solid but not spectacular. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: LB Leighton Vander Esch, WR Allen Hurns, G Connor Williams, WR Tavon Austin, WR Michael Gallup, TE Dalton Schultz, T Cameron Fleming, secondary coach/passing game coordinator Kris Richard. IMPORTANT LOSSES: TE Jason Witten, WR Dez Bryant Adidas Jakub Voracek Jersey , LB Anthony Hitchens, CB Orlando Scandrick. CAMP NEEDS: Cowboys need to sort out jumbled picture at receiver and tight end after dumping Bryant in cost-cutting move and somewhat surprising retirement of Witten, who went into broadcasting. WR Terrance Williams broke foot and was arrested during tumultuous offseason when Cowboys needed to know if he could take Bryant's place atop receiving depth chart. Barring unexpected resurgence from six-year veteran, replacing Bryant will fall to Hurns and collection of rookies, other young players. Geoff Swaim likely to get first crack at replacing Witten, but Dallas likes Blake Jarwin. LB Jaylon Smith needs to show explosiveness in second season since recovery from major knee injury in college. Sean Lee needs to stay healthy. Without those developments, heavy responsibility could fall on Vander Esch as rookie. EXPECTATIONS: Coach Jason Garrett has two playoff appearances and one postseason win in seven full seasons. Elliott saga and untimely injuries, particularly to offensive line, gave him pass last season. Hard to imagine owner Jerry Jones sticking with him if Cowboys miss playoffs again, particularly after offseason overhaul of coaching staff. Healthy and eligible Elliott figures to be factor in NFL rushing race after leading league as rookie two years ago. Elliott still led league in yards rushing per game during suspension-marred season. Prescott wasn't as good at protecting ball year after rookie record for passer rating. Cowboys want him to feed off Elliott-powered running game. Dallas believes young talent in secondary can help defense make difference. Cowboys could use repeat from DeMarcus Lawrence Calvin Ridley Falcons Jersey , who finished second in NFL with 14陆 sacks last season and will play on franchise tag. Lawrence needs help, and prime candidate would be Taco Charlton, last year's first-round pick. Throughout its offseason team activities, the Seattle Seahawks appeared to be settled at safety. Bradley McDougald would just continue his role from a year ago stepping in as a full-time starter alongside Earl Thomas.   That was before Thomas decided to take his demands for a new contract to the extreme by holding out, creating an unexpected competition and a bit of chaos in Seattle's defensive backfield. With Thomas missing, Seattle's safeties are a revolving door of combinations trying to find the pairing that makes the most sense ahead of the Sept. 9 opener at Denver. The process of seeing how all those combinations look gets its first true examination next Thursday when the Seahawks open the preseason against Indianapolis. "These guys, they kind of joined forces in the offseason and kind of as a group, they knew they were up against it and wanted to make sure that they were going to give everything they had and put it all on the line," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "Bradley McDougald has done a great job of being the leader in that group and it's a good, tight group and they're ready to take on the challenge of getting through camp and getting through all of the learning and the experience that's necessary here is all part of the process Gregor Blanco Jersey , but their attitude is really strong and they're really determined to do something with this." McDougald is almost certain to claim one of the positions. Which one is the question. He filled in as both free and strong safety last year when injuries sidelined Thomas and Kam Chancellor. McDougald was the starting strong safety after Chancellor was lost for the season in early November to a neck injury. That doesn't mean McDougald will be the strong safety. Throughout the first week of training camp, Seattle has rotated its safeties in both positions in an attempt to see how interchangeable the players can be. "They have the opportunity to show themselves and it's a lot of competition," defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. said. "Great communication, it's showing up every day. Doing extra work, asking a lot of good questions. But, this is their chance to really step up and show us what they have." With McDougald seemingly a cinch to take one of the safety spots, the remaining position appears to be a four-way competition between Tedric Thompson, Delano Hill, Maurice Alexander and Mike Tyson. And it's Thompson and Hill that appear to be getting the most opportunity early on. It makes sense Seattle would give Thompson and Hill the most reps. The Seahawks invested major draft capital in the pair a year ago, taking Hill in the third round and Thompson in the fourth round. They were allowed to spend last season learning behind Thomas and Chancellor with the idea they could eventually take over for the veteran Seahawks safeties. The replacement has arrived sooner than expected http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-b.j.-hill-jersey , accelerated by Thomas' holdout. "Earl is a special, special player. At the same time, the guys that are here are working really hard and competing and they have the opportunity to show what they can do," Norton said. From a look standpoint, Thompson fits the mold of a free safety and Hill looks more like a strong safety. But each is working at both positions as Seattle often adjusts its safety alignments based off the offensive formation. Neither has the sideline-to-sideline speed of Thomas, but Norton has said Seattle's scheme won't change. "I view it as competing. First game is a little ways to go. I've got a lot to improve on," Thompson said. "I don't focus on if I'm starting today or not starting today. We all get the same amount of reps so it's all about competing." .
    • >The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST):11:50 p.m.Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards DJ Moore Panthers Jersey , and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans 35-14 to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC championship game.New England (14-3) will host the winner of Sunday’s divisional matchup between Jacksonville and Pittsburgh.It was Brady’s 10th postseason game with at least three TD tosses, moving him past Joe Montana for the most in NFL history. James White caught a touchdown pass and ran for another, and Danny Amendola had 11 catches for 112 yards.The Titans (10-8) took an early 7-0 lead, but New England scored 35 straight points to take control.Marcus Mariota completed 22 of 37 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns, but was under duress for most of the second half. He was sacked eight times, a Patriots playoff record.11:05 p.m.Another touchdown for the Patriots.And more milestones for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.Brady hit Gronk for a 4-yard TD early in the fourth quarter to give New England a 35-7 lead over the Tennessee Titans.It was Brady’s 10th playoff game with three or more passing touchdowns, passing Joe Montana for the most in NFL history.And it was Gronkowski’s 10th postseason TD. He’s tied with five others for third all time. But it’s the most for a tight end.Gronk also moved into second all time for a tight end with 835 postseason receiving yards.He passed Keith Jackson, and only Dallas Clark is ahead of him.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough Authentic Armani Watts Jersey , Massachusetts.10:45 p.m.The Patriots have run off 28 straight points against the Tennessee Titans in their AFC playoff game. Brandon Bolden ran for a 2-yard score to give New England a 28-7 lead late in the third quarter.Since taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Titans have punted five times and turned the ball over on downs once.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.10:40 p.m.Injury updates from New England: Titans tight end Jonnu Smith needed a cart to get off the field after a third-quarter kickoff. He could not put any weight on his leg as he climbed into the cart.Patriots lineman LaAdrian Waddle has a knee injury and his return was questionable.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.10:35 p.m.Rob Gronkowski is third on the NFL’s all-time list for postseason receiving yards by a tight end.Gronk caught a 27-yard pass from Tom Brady midway through the third quarter to give him 815 yards receiving in his career. That passed Shannon Sharpe for No. 3 on the career list. Dallas Clark is first with 847 yards.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.10:30 p.m.Both teams are down a right tackle in the AFC playoff game in New England.Early in the second half, Patriots lineman LaAdrian Waddle limped off the field to the sideline. There was no immediate information about his condition. Tennessee’s Jack Conklin left in the first quarter. The Titans say he had a leg injury and will not return.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.10 p.m.The Patriots took a 21-7 lead into halftime in their AFC playoff game against Tennessee, but it could have been worse.After the Titans went for it on fourth-and-1 from the New England 46 鈥?and lost 5 yards 鈥?the Patriots got the ball just over midfield with 17 seconds left.That was enough for Tom Brady to run three plays. On the third Authentic Justin Faulk Jersey , he hit Danny Amendola for an 11-yard gain in the middle of the field before the receiver went down to kill the clock with 1 second remaining.But Stephen Gostkowski’s 53-yard field goal attempt was wide left.It was the only time the Titans stopped the Patriots in the second quarter, when New England rallied from a 7-0 deficit with three straight touchdowns.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.9:45 p.m.Tom Brady has his second touchdown pass of the game, connecting with Chris Hogan from 4 yards to give the Patriots a 21-7 lead with under two minutes left in the first half.After punting on its first two possessions and falling behind 7-0, New England scored on three straight drives to pull away.It’s the 21st time in his career that Brady has thrown for two or more TDs in a postseason game. That extends his own NFL record.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.9:25 p.m.James White has made it 14-7 for the Patriots with his second touchdown of the game.White ran it in from 6 yards midway through the second quarter, carrying a tackler over the goal line just inside the pylon to give New England its first lead of the game.White also scored early in the quarter on a 5-yard pass that was essentially a handoff.White had three TDs in the Patriots’ previous playoff game 鈥?the victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. White had one TD receiving in that game and two running, including the game-winner in overtime.鈥?Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough Nick Nelson Jersey Elite , Massachusetts.9 p.m.The Patriots have quickly tied their AFC divisional playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.Tom Brady threw a short shuttle pass to James White, who ran it in from the 5-yard line to make it 7-7 early in the second quarter.The Patriots appeared to have a touchdown three plays earlier, when Dion Lewis caught a pass from Brady and was tackled by Wesley Woodyard at the 19.Lewis landed on top of the defender, then got up and continued to the end zone.The officials initially ruled that he had never been down and called it a touchdown. But replays showed Lewis’ butt hit the ground at the 19.8:50 p.m.The Tennessee Titans have opened the scoring in their AFC divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots.Corey Davis made a one-handed catch on a 15-yard pass from Marcus Mariota in the corner of the end zone to give the Titans a 7-0 lead with 1:14 left in the first quarter.The Patriots were 13-point favorites at home. They punted on their first two offensive possessions.8:45 p.m.Titans ta The Buffalo Bills continue shuffling their defensive front during the first week of training camp by signing end Ryan Russell.   Russell is listed at 6-foot-5 and 267 pounds, and has three seasons of NFL experience, including the past two with Tampa Bay. He had two sacks in 14 games, including six starts, with the Buccaneers last season. He was selected by Dallas in the fifth round of the 2015 draft out of Purdue Authentic Brian Allen Jersey , but appeared in just one game for the Cowboys. Buffalo freed up room on its roster on Sunday by releasing Owa Odighizuwa, an offseason free agent addition. Odighizuwa was attempting to resume his career after missing all of last season, when he was cut by the New York Giants shortly after being issued a four-game NFL suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers. The Bills opened training camp Thursday by signing defensive tackle John Hughes. Injuries have depleted Buffalo's depth at tight end. Nick O'Leary missed practice Sunday because of an injury to his right foot. Logan Thomas did not return to practice Sunday after hurting his shoulder. Buffalo is off Monday and resumes camp Tuesday in suburban Rochester. .
    • While the Chicago Bears gave their offense a makeover Authentic P.J. Hall Jersey , their defense looks awfully familiar.   That’s just the way they wanted it. The Bears are banking on continuity to turn a top-10 defense into an elite unit and help a struggling franchise emerge as a contender. ”I think it’s huge,” cornerback Prince Amukamara said. ”You look at all the great defenses the last couple of years – the 49ers, Seattle, Denver – you see a lot of those core pieces stick together and that’s what we’re trying to do here.” The Bears spent the offseason making sweeping changes on offense in an effort to get the most out of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and lift a team with four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North. They hired coach Matt Nagy to replace the fired John Fox. They also gave their prized quarterback some new play-making options, signing former Pro Bowl receiver Allen Robinson from Jacksonville and Philadelphia tight end Trey Burton. With the moves, the Bears believe they are positioning themselves to end this losing run. It doesn’t hurt, either, to have a strong defense. Chicago drafted a potential cornerstone player when it took Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick. But the Bears largely maintained continuity despite the head coaching change. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio interviewed for that job and was free to go elsewhere with an expiring contract. But he chose to re-sign after Nagy was hired. That was a big relief to the Bears and their fans, considering the strides the defense made in his first three years. That group has gone from ranking among the worst in franchise history to a top-10 unit last season. But the Bears still need a few more playmakers to emerge if they’re going to become the modern day ”Monsters of the Midway.” ”I think we’ve need to go back out there and fix the little things that we did wrong last year and hopefully make it into the top five,” defensive end Akiem Hicks said. ”That was my goal going into OTAs and it’s still my goal now.” Chicago’s defense ranked 10th overall last season, seventh against the pass Authentic Frank Ragnow Jersey , ninth in scoring and 11th against the run. The Bears also tied for seventh in sacks despite injuries to several players, including linebacker Leonard Floyd. But when it came to forcing turnovers, the results were mixed for Chicago. The Bears led the league with 14 fumble recoveries. But with eight interceptions, only two teams picked off fewer passes. That’s something safety Eddie Jackson thinks will change in his second NFL season. ”We play to each other’s strengths,” he said. ”We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses coming into Year 2, so we play to our strengths. We can freestyle a lot of things. If Kyle (Fuller) sees something on film, and it shows up in the game, he’ll come to me like, `Eddie, have me over the top, I’m going to break on this.’ If Prince sees something like that DJ Chark Youth Jersey , we can adjust to each other.” The Bears picked off a total of 24 passes in Fangio’s first three years – a franchise-low eight each season. By comparison, San Francisco averaged 19.5 interceptions in his four seasons as coordinator and led the NFL with 23 in 2014. ”I think it’s all about just making the plays that you can,” Amukamara said. ”We have a saying in the defense room, `You catch the balls that they throw to you.’ You catch the ones they throw to you and you’ll lead the league in interceptions. … . I think it’s just being opportunistic and just taking advantage of making those plays.” Amukamara broke up seven passes without an interception last season, his first in Chicago. But he comes into this season more familiar with the scheme and how offenses will try to attack it. And he thinks that will lead to more big plays for the defense. ”Just being in this defense you kind of know how an offense is going to attack us because we’ve been running the coverages so long. We kind of know what to expect beforehand.” Notes: Smith remains unsigned and missed his third practice. … G Kyle Long was back practicing after a scheduled day off Saturday. … LBs Danny Trevathan (hamstring), Aaron Lynch (hamstring) and Joel Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder) sat out, as did CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and TE Daniel Brown (ankle) did not participate. —   SAN FRANCISCO — One hot pitcher and one who hopes he’s heating up go head-to-head Wednesday night when the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants continue their three-game series. The Giants outlasted the Rockies in a pitchers’ duel in the opener Tuesday night, with a bases-loaded walk plating the winning run in the eighth, one inning after starters Derek Holland and Chad Bettis had exited a 1-1 game. San Francisco, seeking a fourth straight win, will send Madison Bumgarner (1-2 Michael Brantley Jersey , 3.20 ERA) to the mound Wednesday. The four-time All-Star recorded his first win of the season in his last start, rewarded for pitching eight shutout innings against the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Bumgarner has made 26 career starts against the Rockies, going 12-7 with a 3.05 ERA. He will be seeking to continue a stretch of brilliant pitching by the Giants, who have given up three or fewer runs in nine of their last 12 games. The starting staff has performed so well, Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted he’s not sure what the team’s going to do when injured rotation regulars Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija are deemed healthy enough to return. That day is expected soon, especially with Samardzija, who has already made three injury-rehab appearances in the minors. “I think you look at the way the rotation has been throwing the ball, it’s not going to be easy,” Bochy said of who, if anybody, gets displaced. “But we knew this would be coming when Jeff’s ready and Johnny’s ready.” A matchup with the Rockies means Bumgarner will have to deal with hot-hitting Nolan Arenado Jason Sanders Color Rush Jersey , but it’s been Carlos Gonzalez who has given the Giants’ lefty the most trouble over the years. Gonzalez has five career homers against Bumgarner, the most anybody’s hit against the San Francisco ace. Arenado has two career homers against Bumgarner. The Giants not only will have to deal with Gonzalez and Arenado, but also with impressive Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland (7-6, 3.55), who already has beaten San Francisco twice this season. Facing the Giants twice in a 12-day stretch in May, Freeland allowed them four runs and 13 hits in 12 innings in 6-1 and 11-4 wins. The 25-year-old has gone 2-1 in June after a 4-1 May that included the two wins over the Giants. Freeland has started six times in his career against the Giants, going 4-2 with a 3.15 ERA. He’s 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA in two career starts in San Francisco. Freeland can expect to see Hunter Pence in the Giants’ lineup Wednesday. Pence has been relegated to part-time duties when not injured this season, but has come through big-time in his last two starts and has a history against Freeland. Pence collected two hits and two RBIs in a 6-5 win over Miami last Wednesday, then had a double and two more RBIs in a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Pence has faced Freeland eight times in his career, going 4-for-7 with a walk. .
    • Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr.   Durant could sign for as long as four years and about $160 million http://www.packersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jaire-alexander-jersey , and Myers is prepared to give him ”whatever he wants.” Durant has said all along he wants to stay put, especially after winning a pair of championships in his first two seasons with Golden State. ”Sometimes you don’t negotiate. I’d love to have him for 10 years. Kevin Durant, look what he did for us last year, he did us a great service,” Myers said. ”He’s earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. I just want him to sign a deal. But want him to be happy and want him to know that we want him as long as he wants to be here. He’s earned that, to kind of lay out the terms. He can do whatever he wants. That shouldn’t be a long negotiation. Our goal Josh Allen Bills Jersey , to be honest, is to try to keep the whole thing together, so that’s the pieces of the puzzle we’ve got to try to figure out.” Kerr has one year remaining on his original five-year contract, so he would receive a multiyear extension – and Kerr wants to coach Golden State for the long haul, perhaps for another decade if he can. He doesn’t expect any difficulties in getting a deal worked out. ”We’ll get that done pretty quick, I don’t think it’ll be much to it Hernan Perez Milwaukee Brewers Jersey ,” Kerr said. Myers wants to keep as much of the core of the two-time defending champions intact while also realizing the Warriors will be a younger team without the same veteran presence as the group that just swept LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to finish the finals Friday. Working to try to extend the contracts of Draymond Green and Klay Thompson could be discussed as well. ”Sure, guys have proven they can win so you want to keep that group together,” Myers said. ”I have no idea how that’ll play out. It’s a lot of different conversations that have to take place and if that’s something that we want to look into I’m sure we could have those – Klay’s got another year, Draymond’s got two more. Kevin’s really the free agent we have to focus on.” After a regular season that was anything but steady, with Stephen Curry limited by injuries to 51 regular-season games, losing seven of 10 late Sampo Ranta Blackhawks Jersey , all four All-Stars out at the same time for health reasons, the Warriors on Tuesday will again host that victory parade in downtown Oakland they planned for all along – their third in four years. Kerr stayed healthy and on the bench while continuing to deal with symptoms stemming from a pair of back surgeries following the 2015 title. ”I’m sure if you’re around our players and talk to them, they make no bones about it, they love playing for him and they love going through this journey with him,” Myers said of Kerr. Key reserve David West is contemplating retirement, telling Kerr and Myers during exit interviews he will take some time to decide. West said after the title clincher that the team went through things behind the scenes that would be surprising if revealed. ”I don’t know if anything would really blow your mind but it was a difficult season and there were lots of moments where it became more difficult Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies Jersey ,” Kerr said. ”I didn’t think it was anything unusual given the state of our team, what we’ve been through and the length of this journey. Nothing to me was that, like, shocking but yeah we went through some stuff. … For sure this was the toughest of the four (years).” Myers also downplayed any tension or turmoil that took place privately. ”Certain challenges, some were apparent, some not http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-josh-rosen-jersey ,” Myers said. Kerr plans to take it easy for the next several months and not work much as Myers handles the contracts and money, while leaving summer league coaching duties to Willie Green. It’s still sinking in for Kerr just how much success the Warriors have had during this four-year stretch since he became coach ahead of the 2014-15 season. ”I never could have envisioned this. I know when I took this job I thought we could be really good,” Kerr said. ”I could never have dreamt of three titles in four years. It’s pretty incredible to be a part of the group and the organization.” — The New York Jets have signed veteran safety J.J. Wilcox for depth after special teams standout Rontez Miles had surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Linebacker Freddie Bishop was waived Wednesday to make room on the roster for Wilcox. Wilcox was a third-round draft pick of Dallas out of Georgia Southern in 2013. He played four seasons with the Cowboys and signed with Tampa Bay last offseason. Wilcox was traded by the Buccaneers to Pittsburgh shortly before the regular season and had nine tackles and an interception for the Steelers, who released him in April. ESPN reported that Wilcox visited San Francisco but left there without signing. Miles is the Jets’ longest-tenured defensive player and a key member of the special teams unit but could be sidelined several months. He practiced during the first organized team activities session open to the media two weeks ago but was spotted last week with a sleeve on his left leg. NFL Network first reported Miles’ knee surgery. — .
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