Police backtrack, say Cardinals GM didn’t misidentify himself during DUI stop

The Raiders will relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020 after the NFL voted to approve the move last March.

Don Webb, CEO of StadCo, which is in charge of building the new stadium, told the Review-Journal on Saturday the $1.9 billion domed facility that holds 65,000 seats is about 15 percent completed.

The Jaguars acquired Dareus in a trade with the Bills in Oct. 2017. He played in nine game for Jacksonville tallying 29 tackles and two sacks.

LeSean McCoy has hired a defense attorney amidst allegations made by his ex-girlfriend’s defense attorney’s in a statement Tuesday.

The law firm of defense attorney Don Samuel confirmed to ESPN they were representing McCoy, but did not release a statment in reference to the allegations.

Long said it was only the second time in his career that he had a player punch in on a day off for extra reps (the other was Mark Teixeira). Over the past month, Harper has shaved his trademark beard, changed one of his walk-up songs — he ditched Sam Hunt’s Body Like A Back Road in favor of Drunk On Your Love by Brett Eldredge — and even taken ground balls at first base with infield coach Tim Bogar. While some viewed the grounder session as a marketing ploy meant to catch the attention of a Yankees club that’s loaded in the outfield (Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton) but lighter at first base (Greg Bird), agent Scott Boras insisted that wasn’t the case.

Oh, Terrell Owens makes a special guest appearance in the video. The 44-year-old wide receiver, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, has been working out in hopes or returning to the sport. He hasn’t played in the NFL since 2010.

Former Giants defensive lineman Barry Cofield has been arrested and charged on multiple counts after allegedly leading police on a car chase in Florida Tuesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Cofield was found asleep in his vehicle at an intersection when officers tried to wake him, according to a police report. The 34-year-old was eventually roused and pulled through the intersection which allegedly started a chase.

In the incident in question, Cofield allegedly side-swiped a car and rammed a police vehicle before he was pulled over in a neighborhood.

When Cofield was detained officers stated he smelled of alcohol, though he allegedly refused to take a sobriety test. Officers then commenced in a search of his vehicle and allegedly found two bags of a red powdery substance which tested positive for heroin.

Leonard has made it clear he intends to sign with the Lakers, and the way things have unfolded has reduced their urgency to trade for him now.

The Lakers would have had to acquire Leonard via trade to fit him in at the max had they signed two max free agents (that is, James and George) to multiyear contracts. Dealing for Leonard at this point also was imperative if it was necessary to land James. With those scenarios seemingly off the table, the Lakers can afford to be more patient.

There’s still a downside to waiting on Kawhi, of course — that being the possibility that he gets traded to a new team and decides to re-sign there, just as George did in Oklahoma City. There’s value in the certainty of having Leonard in hand now, but that must be weighed against the players and picks the Lakers would have to give up to acquire him. I’d probably rather take my chances, particularly with the Lakers unlikely to win a championship this season even if they dealt for Leonard.

This model projects the Lakers to have an offensive rating 4.0 points better per 100 possessions than league average — identical to last year’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, unlike the Cavaliers during the regular season, the Lakers project to have an average defense.

And he’d go, ‘I got that in my back pocket,’ Guidry said. Because he was such a great leadoff hitter. He’d bunt, base hit, walk. But then in two pitches, he’d be on second.

And now get ready for the real kicker. Gilbert recently sat down with ESPN for a new digital series for FiveThirtyEight, Contracts, debuting later this summer. He said that Bonilla actually has another deferred deal with the Mets that makes another $12.5 million. It was part of his first deal with the team that ran from 1992 to 1996. The $29 million deal made Bonilla the highest-salaried player in baseball at the time. Part of the deal was to defer some money, which resulted in Bonilla getting $500,000 a year from 2004 through 2023. The Mets shipped Bonilla to the Orioles for the last season and a half of that deal, so they split the fare with Baltimore.How LeBron and the Lakers can become title contenders

Antonio Brown and several other teammates wore customized cleats in honor of Shazier.

I’m not worried about him playing for us again, I’m more worried about him, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said via the Post-Gazette. Y’all have been updated as much as we have. The thing that we’re hopeful for and prayerful for is that he comes back and he’ll be OK. The football stuff is secondary. His life is a lot more important to me than football.

I really have no update in terms of his medical status other than what was released earlier, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters. I would imagine at the appropriate time that those who are responsible for his care will give you a reasonable assessment of where he is. I imagine that would occur as soon as later on today.

That owner is likely Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report on Trump’s influence on the NFL’s new national anthem policy which forces any player who is on the field during the national anthem to stand and show respect for the flag.

I was totally supportive of [the players] until Trump made his statement, Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins’ owner and creator of programs advocating for social justice, said in his deposition. Noting that owners’ conversations with Trump were relayed during a league meeting, he said: I thought he changed the dialogue.

Even if all 32 owners came to the conclusion that Trump’s influence made signing Kaepernick a bullet not worth biting, that isn’t necessarily collusion. It could just be 32 teams making the same decision, just as they have with many other free agents who saw their NFL career end before they wanted it to.

There were only nine occasions throughout the entire 2014 regular season in which coaches kicked from the 1-yard line, but high-rolling Mike McCarthy decided to do it on back-to-back drives in the first quarter. Good decision-making.

Late in the third quarter, Wilson fumbled a snap from shotgun and recovered it. Nothing particularly abnormal about this play when isolated in a vacuum. But it’s yet another stroke of perplexing good fumble fortune for Wilson throughout the 2014 season. It was his 13th fumble of the regular season and postseason combined, and Seattle recovered every single damn last one of them. Not sure there’s been another instance of fumble luck even close to that glaring.

Up 12 with five minutes left, Morgan Burnett picked off Russell Wilson and had huuuuuuuuge amounts of green in front of him but decided he’d rather not deliver a knockout dagger. More good decision-making.

J.R. Sweezy visiting the Seahawks

Maybe you can go home again.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Buccaneers guard J.R. Sweezy is visiting the Seahawks, and taking a physical.

Of course, before Sweezy was a former Buc, he was a former Seahawk, as Seattle drafted him in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. At that time, he was a former defensive tackle, before they converted him and he made 49 starts for them over four seasons.

After starting 1-10 in 2017, Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers to five consecutive wins to avoid a fourth straight season of the team going under its win total. Expectations have now been elevated for San Francisco, which needs to win nine games in order to hit its over in 2018. Keep in mind, this is a franchise that has been favored five times in 48 games since Jim Harbaugh left for Michigan.

At 40-1 to win it all in 2018, the Seahawks have the same Super Bowl odds as the Giants and Denver Broncos. Seattle also has the third-best odds in its own division. This is a far cry from recent preseason expectations for the Seahawks, who entered every season since 2014 as the odds-on favorite to win the NFC West.

Billy’s first-round talent and we’ve had more than one team tell us that, Kansas coach Bill Self told KUSports.com. But they haven’t seen him. [That] hurt him. There’s no question about that, as far as the draft goes. But what happens in 2018 isn’t going to define whether you’re a pro in 2026 and the objective is to have a career not a paycheck.

He was investigated by the NCAA after he was in an on-campus car accident. There were questions about the car he was driving.

Preston then signed overseas, joining BC Igokea of the Adriatic League. He played three games before suffering an injury that forced him to leave the Bosnian club.

It’s no secret 76ers guard Markelle Fultz struggled shooting last season, but according to his trainer Drew Hanlen, his shot is going to be perfect by the end of summer.

In an interview on the Talking Schmidt Podcast, Hanlen said Fultz had a case of the yips during his rookie season, but they have spent the offseason fixing his jumper.

With Markelle, obviously he has one of the most documented cases of kind of the yips of basketball in recent years, where he completely forgot how to shoot and had multiple hitches in his shot, Hanlen said, per PhillyVoice.com. So for me it was, hey listen, how can I get this kid that was No. 1 in last year’s draft back rolling and get him to the point where he was before, if not better?

Ty Blach and Cory Gearrin completed San Francisco’s 10th shutout of the season.

Overall just a well-played game, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. We got the hits, the runs to give us a cushion there and what a job Rodriguez did. He followed up a great start. He’s been throwing the ball terrific.

The Giants have won nine of 11 to pull into a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for second in the NL West, 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Diamondbacks. San Francisco can complete a three-game road sweep on Sunday.

Since returning from an 8-2 trip, the Diamondbacks have dropped two to the Giants by a combined score of 9-1.

James is currently on vacation with his family in Anguilla, and it is unclear whether he will return in time to take personal meetings with potential suitors this weekend or if he will allow his representatives, led by agents Rich Paul and Mark Termini of Klutch Sports, to run those meetings in his absence.

Even if James is involved in the meetings, he has no interest in hearing elaborate pitches from teams, ESPN reported this week. That represents a muted approach from the public courtship he took part in with a handful of teams in 2010.

Back in the outfield after an ineffective nine-game stretch as a designated hitter, Trout hit his 24th home run in the first inning off David Hess (2-5) to spark the Angels to their first win in a week. Trout reached base three times and ran down a liner in the gap to rob Danny Valencia of a potential fourth-inning double.

I like being out there, Trout said. It keeps me in the game.

Forced to play DH because of a sprained right index finger, Trout went 6 for 28 (.214) with 11 strikeouts and no homers.

He certainly is not acclimated to the DH role, and you wouldn’t expect an everyday player to be, manager Mike Scioscia said. It grounds on you.

Martin Maldonado also homered for Los Angeles, Andrelton Simmons had four hits and Felix Pena (1-0) allowed five hits over 5 1/3 shutout innings.

Like the Mariners before them, the Angels found facing the Orioles to be the cure for an extended slump. Earlier this week, Seattle notched a four-game sweep at Camden Yards after coming to town with six losses in seven games.

Meek Mill released from prison, attends Sixers’ series-sealing Game 5 victory

Minutes after the first playoff series win of his career, 76ers center Joel Embiid sought out Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill and embraced him.

“I was just excited that he got to witness this because he’s always represented the city, and he loved this city so much,” Embiid said late Tuesday night.

Mill attended the Sixers’ series-clinching 104-91 win over the Miami Heat hours after his release from prison earlier Tuesday.

The commute with Rubin involved a helicopter, something the co-owner said Mill often talked about.

“You know, Meek told me every day we talked, ‘I just dream about the heli picking me up,'” Rubin said. “He said, ‘That’s what I want.’ So when they released him, we said the helicopter’s gonna pick you up.”

“But at the same time, I could have had a year of NBA development and had a year head start,” Bamba said. “So, obviously, I would love to have that opportunity if it was there for me.”

An independent commission earlier Wednesday recommended the NCAA begin working toward pushing for reforms that would end the NBA’s so-called one-and-done rule. The commission said it wanted 18-year-olds to again be eligible for the NBA draft, allowing a path to the pros directly out of high school. The earliest possible date for change based on conversations the NBA has had with its players’ union is the 2020 draft, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bamba, a 7-foot center with a 7-foot-9 wingspan, was one of the top freshmen in college basketball this season. He averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while ranking second nationally in blocks at 3.7 per game. Bamba totaled 15 double-doubles, including eight during an 11-game stretch in January and February.

“I don’t want to take away from anything from my time at Texas,” he told ESPN host Rachel Nichols and analysts Byron Scott and Tracy McGrady. “I think it was actually pretty darn special. The relationships that I’ve built there, and the people that I’ve come across, I met some of my best friends in life at the University of Texas.”

Bamba has been considered a top-five pick since the preseason, and he slots in at No. 5 in Jonathan Givony’s latest ESPN mock draft. He missed three games late in the season with a toe injury, but he returned to put up 13 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks during a first-round NCAA tournament loss to Nevada.jets_108

Andrew Luck addresses return timetable, says he hasn’t thrown NFL football yet

Andrew Luck seemed to be in good spirits as he addressed the media on his recovery and what’s in store for his NFL career.

Luck missed all of the 2017 season and a large chunk of 2016 with a lingering shoulder injury, but he indicated the recovery process is moving along well.

“If I wasn’t making progress, it would freak me out and we would have to change something,” Luck said, via the IndyStar. “But I am.”

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown personally met with Reid when Reid visited the Bengals on Monday. Brown, according to the source, initiated discussion regarding the issue of kneeling during the anthem. The conversation almost exclusively centered on the topic, with Brown explaining that he intends to prohibit it — and with Brown at one point asking Reid for his response.

Reid, caught off guard by the line of questioning, wasn’t willing to make a commitment on the spot.

Smith, 28, pleaded not guilty to “domestic violence, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism” in March, according to Josh Koehn of SFGate.com, after he was accused of assaulting a woman in a San Francisco home.

“Unfortunately through these circumstances, Aldon and I are no longer together,” his fiancee, Shawna McKnight, told TMZ. “Although it’s with a heavy heart, I truly wish him the best and pray he gets the help he needs. I will always have love for him, but at this point I’m simply the victim in this ongoing case.”

Smith, who appeared in five NFL seasons between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, has continually faced legal issues.

He’s been charged with DUI on three separate occasions since 2012 and was charged with three counts of felony possession of illegal firearms in 2013 before having those charges reduced to misdemeanors and serving probation in that case.bills_028