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Jason Witten joined by Anthony McFarland as part of ESPN’s new ‘Monday Night Football’ lineup

ESPN has finally unveiled its Monday Night Football crew for the 2018 NFL season.

After brushing off his prior comments by saying “I just wanted to agree” with the hosts, Enunwa said as to the Patriots being vulnerable, “I think they may be.” Added Enunwa, “I also think that we’re capable of finally dethroning them. I think that we’ve always been. It’s just about getting over that hump of finishing games. Not to add more bulletin board material for them, but I think for us, we’re hyper-confident and believe that we can do that.”

Teams constantly worry about providing bulletin board materials to other teams, and for good reason. Hokey as it may seem, bulletin-board material works. (Even if bulletin boards have gone the way of cassette decks and cathode ray tubes.) The fact that the Patriots do may be one of the reasons why the Patriots simply keep taking care of business. Regardless, at some point the Patriots won’t be able to keep taking care of business the way they used to. Whether it’s the Jets, Bills, or Dolphins, someone at some point will knock them off.

In Armstrong’s five games for the Giants (one start), he logged 10 tackles and a forced fumble.

The confrontation reportedly occurred recently, when the boys’ lacrosse team member told a black athlete from the Sterling High School track team to get off the Haddonfield track and called her the n-word as she was lacing her cleats during a meet, according to Camden County NAACP East President Lloyd D. Henderson.

The lacrosse practice was taking place on an athletic field ringed by a track.

She was very distraught, Henderson said Thursday. She was so hurt it was noticed by her friends.

The student who allegedly launched the verbal attack was not identified, according to Henderson. He called for the school to take the incident seriously, including providing diversity training.

I would like to see the school step up, take responsibility and deal with the matter, he added.

The Saints have depth at the safety position after adding Kurt Coleman in free agency and after drafting Natrell Jamerson in the fifth round. They also added former Mississippi State safety J.T. Gray as an undrafted free agent.colts_106

Jets sign former Vikings, Panthers TE Bucky Hodges

The New York Jets have signed tight end Bucky Hodges.

The team announced the move Tuesday — a day after New York claimed tight end Clive Walford off waivers from Oakland.

We conclude (alongside many other observers) that due to the rigor of Nevada’s regulatory practices, the state’s approach actually provides sports leagues with their best opportunity to protect themselves when it comes to the all-important issue of integrity, the report said.

On March 27, 2017, Bernhard was at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, site of the NFL owners meeting that included the Raiders’ relocation vote. He was asked by Badain to be on site in case any gambling questions came up.

Bernhard waited around the hotel, expecting a text message. Nothing ever came. There were no questions regarding sports betting from the owners. Either the UNLV report comforted all the fears or maybe gambling just wasn’t as big of a concern as the NFL had made it out to be.

These are just things we talk about, and when the opportunity presents itself, you’re prepared enough to go out and execute these things, Pillar said.

Pillar proved more than ready when he started hopping off third base as fellow Blue Jay Gift Ngoepe stood in with two strikes and two outs in the eighth inning and the Jays leading 4-3.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty makes his first start of the season against the team he faced in the 2017 season finale. He allowed four runs on five hits over five innings on Oct. 1, his only career outing against Milwaukee.

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson starts in his first turn since tossing six shutout innings to begin the 2-1 win in extra innings on opening day in San Diego. He is 2-2 with a 2.72 ERA in nine career starts against the Cardinals.

Los Angeles this offseason has traded for standout cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, and the team on Monday agreed to terms with five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.patriots_107

Seahawks continue bargain shopping, add safety Maurice Alexander

The Vikings made Sullivan a sixth-round pick in 2008, and Minnesota cut him in 2016. He spent one season with Washington and last season with the Rams.

He started 15 games last season and has 109 starts in his career.Johnathan Hankins, Orlando Scandrick visiting Washington

Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and cornerback Orlando Scandrick both got released on Saturday and that’s not the only thing they’ll be sharing this weekend.

The Raiders lost Denico Autry from their defensive line when he signed with the Colts.

Taking too much away from a quarterback’s pro day falls under the same sort of folly as getting overexcited about a quarterback’s 40 time. And yet, it’s hard not to be excited about what Sam Darnold did during his USC pro day ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. Certainly the Browns are excited, as most of the league apparently believes they are going to pull the trigger on Darnold at the top of the draft now.

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He’s primarily a blocker, and his physical style will help the Chargers in ways that might not be quite as flashy as other moves made.

Former Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines is close to signing with the Browns as a free agent today, a league source told

He’s in Cleveland and they’d like to wrap him up before he leaves the building. He also visited the Jets on Thursday and has visited the Cardinals. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo first reported the Browns’ visit on Thursday.49ers_170

The Bills hold an all-time series lead against the Jets.

The only potential trade partners for Buffalo now are Cleveland and the Giants. The Browns are expected to select a quarterback with the top overall choice while using their No. 4 selection to either bolster another position or trade back.

The Giants may go the quarterback route at No. 2. That means the Bills must decide whether it’s worth surrendering a bevy of picks to entice the Giants to bail out. New York still might be uninterested in doing so — even if it’s not picking a quarterback — because of Penn State standout Saquon Barkley’s appeal as a generational running back.

With the way the draft is already unfolding, it wouldn’t be a surprise if three quarterbacks are taken in the top five picks for the first time since 1999, when Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith were taken with the top three picks overall.

The Jets just have to hope that whomever they choose works out for them like McNabb in Philadelphia rather than the draft disasters that Couch and Smith became with Cleveland and Cincinnati, respectively.

And for that matter, better than the two wasted picks Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan already used on the position in previous drafts in Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

However, Sherman turns 30 years older later this month, and he’s coming off a torn Achilles tendon. So, the 49ers provided an incentive-laden $27.15 million contract to maximize Sherman’s overall worth while minimizing risk.

Jerick McKinnon and Weston Richburg’s additions didn’t receive nearly as much publicity even though their inclusions have a chance to be far more important toward any future 49ers success.

San Francisco stunned many when the franchise handed out, by far, the largest running back contract in free agency. McKinnon signed a four-year, $30 million deal to become San Francisco’s starting running back. Shanahan envisions the collegiate quarterback as an ideal fit in his scheme with the skill set to excel in today’s game.

It’s been a slow, quiet free agency for the Los Angeles Chargers. Incumbent starting free safety Tre Boston remains a priority to re-sign, but that market has been moving at a different pace than any other position. What the Chargers smartly decided to do was allow offensive linemen Kenny Wiggins and Matt Slauson to leave and plan on replacing them with 2017 draft picks Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp.patriots_323

Injuries hitting Knights, Red Wings

“I assume he might be out for a little bit but I don’t know that answer,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said after the game.

It was announced on Wednesday that Backes has been suspended for three games by the NHL for the hit. He received a roughing penalty on the play.

To replace Nielsen on the roster, the Red Wings announced they will recall forward Evgeny Svechnikov from their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids on Thursday. He is expected to be in the lineup against Vegas.

Svechnikov, 21, has seven goals and 22 points in 52 games with Grand Rapids this season. He appeared in two games with Detroit late last season and did not record a point. But he scored the winning goal in the shootout in a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators on April 3.

The arena was decorated for them, with the scoreboard showing the school’s mascot, an eagle, and banners celebrating “Stoneman Douglas state champions.”

Then the Stanley Cup came out, and the players got a chance to hold it aloft.

“Their jaws dropped,” Howie Borrow, one of the Keepers of the Cup who works with the NHL Hall of Fame, told the Miami Herald. “There was kind of a bit of disbelief. Really a thrilling moment for them to see it.”

On Feb. 25, Stoneman Douglas won the state championship of the Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida league. Less than two weeks earlier, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Douglas, including 14 students. One of the victims was Jaime Guttenberg, the sister of junior varsity member Jesse Guttenberg.

After the championship game, the players returned to the school and placed their medals on memorials to those who were slain on Feb. 14.

Washington captain Alex Ovechkin is closing in on a major milestone as he enters the contest just two goals short of 600 career goals and will be just the 20th player in NHL history to achieve that total. In addition, Ovechkin would become the NHL’s first player to join the 600 goals club since Jarome Iginla on Jan. 4, 2016 and the only player to make his NHL debut after the 1996-97 season.

If C.J. McCollum finds a shot he likes, he won’t hesitate to take it.

McCollum proved it Monday night when he scored 25 of his 32 points after halftime, including the tiebreaking basket with 56.5 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 124-120.

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It was almost a replay of the most recent home loss for the Stars, when they went up 3-2 on Washington late in the third only to give up the tying goal less than a minute later and lose in overtime.

“I didn’t think we played great, but we had a 1-0 lead in the third period,” coach Ken Hitchcock said. “This is disappointing. Some days are perfect, and some days aren’t. To have a 1-0 lead in your own building and give up the two goals in your own building is disappointing.”

The Stars went ahead when Tyler Seguin got his stick caught up with Boone Jenner but managed to get the puck across the ice to Klingberg. The defenseman’s wrist shot was tipped by Shore and trickled past Bobrovsky.

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Steelers’ time off due to regular-season success is good problem to have

Terrell Owens, wide receiver (1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals) Owens is fifth on the NFL’s all-time touchdown list, with 156 scores. He was a five-time First-Team All-Pro and had 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards.

Brian Urlacher, linebacker (2000-2012 Chicago Bears) The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2005, Urlacher was selected to eight Pro Bowls and the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade team.

The Falcons are better equipped to hold leads and make game-changing sacks and takeaways than they were a year ago.

The Giants will look to do better with their next hire, finding a coach who can lead them to more consistent success on the sidelines.

Last year, the Falcons went to Super Bowl LI as the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. This year, they fell to third place in the NFC South and the last wild-card spot.

But now that Atlanta has survived the proverbial hangover — it’s the only repeat playoff team in the conference — the Falcons can’t be counted out to advance to another conference championship.

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The Super Bowl hangover is gone.

And now the party might just be getting started again.

Atlanta’s third straight win, a 34-20 humbling of visiting Tampa Bay, kept the Falcons (7-4) on track for a playoff berth while serving as a reminder of just how dangerous this team will be if it gets there.

Reason for pessimism: The Falcons face a rough remaining schedule. Home-and-away matchups against New Orleans (9-3) are sandwiched around a Monday night road game vs. Tampa Bay (4-8). The season finale is against visiting Carolina (8-4), which beat Atlanta earlier this season.

Biggest remaining game: In a conference where 10 wins might be needed for a wild-card spot, the Falcons probably need to upend the Saints at home Thursday night for their best chance of hitting that target.

If they fall short …: Blame an early-season three-game losing streak that included home losses to Buffalo and Miami for putting Atlanta in a tough spot heading into December.

Riley Reiff, OT, Minnesota Vikings: Reiff was injured during the second half against the Panthers and had to be helped off the field. He was declared questionable to return because of an ankle injury. Reiff was spotted in a walking boot after the game.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Gabbert as next year’s starter if Palmer retires: “The way he’s playing right now, I’d be very, very comfortable. I think it’s a possibility.”

Gronkowski on his touchdown celebration with Cooks: “That was not planned or anything. We got yelled at. We’re not allowed to talk about celebrations. That’s what we got told. But, I kind of want to talk about it, but I kind of don’t because I’ll get in trouble, so I don’t know what to do. So, it just happened on the spot. It wasn’t planned. We’ll just keep it there.”nike_chargers_550-180x180

Tarasenko looked good out there, too.

The Falcons fail to corral a short kickoff by the Seahawks, who recover to regain possession. Seattle will start its drive inside the Atlanta 15 with 8:08 to play in the half.

Seattle nearly picks off a Matt Ryan pass near the goal line, but it can’t secure the ball and it falls incomplete.

Turnover, Seahawks. Seattle fails to take advantage of Lockett’s return as Russell Wilson’s second pass of the game is picked off by Desmond Trufant, who returns it 43 yards to the Seahawks’ 35.

Redskins running back Rob Kelley left Sunday’s 38-30 loss to the Vikings with knee and ankle injuries and did not return.

Saints running back Daniel Lasco was taken off the field by ambulance after suffering a spine injury on a second-quarter kickoff. Saints coach Sean Payton said following the game that all signs were positive with Lasco.

Brayden Schenn also had two goals and two assists, and Jake Allen stopped 26 shots for the NHL-leading Blues (16-5-1).

Tarasenko’s fight came in the second period. In just the third scrap of his six-year career, the skilled forward tangled with Matt Benning and landed a solid right hand much to the crowd’s delight.

It sure sounds like the perfect time to let Jimmy Garoppolo make his San Francisco debut when the 49ers return to action Nov. 26 against Seattle.

It’s also not that simple.

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Miami decides to go for it on a fourth-and-1 on its 48.

In addition, the Braves were banned from signing Robert Puason, a 14-year-old Dominican shortstop with whom they had reached a verbal agreement, when he becomes eligible for a contract on July 2, 2019. MLB said Puason agreed to sign with the Braves because the team agreed with his agent to deals with six other players for “inflated” signing bonuses.

Olive Sagapolu, DT, Wisconsin — The massive 6-2, 346-pound Samoan had a great all-around game against Iowa. Sagapolu helped the Badgers hold Iowa to 25 rushing yards and added a sack that was nearly a safety late in the first half of Wisconsin’s 38-14 win.

Touchdown, Carolina. The Panthers are pulling away from Miami and now lead 31-7. Cameron Artis-Payne takes a handoff, runs through an arm tackle at the line of scrimmage and goes into the end zone for the 12-yard score.

Damien Williams is brought down behind the line of scrimmage by Luke Kuechly and the Dolphins turn it over on downs.

Touchdown, Carolina. Two plays after Samuel’s drop, the Panthers punch it in and take a 24-7 lead. Newton throws a screen pass to Devin Funchess, who avoids Miami’s tacklers for a 28-yard touchdown.

“That was good… but I feel as if we’re still scratching the surface with our potential and things we can do as a whole in this offense,” Newton said. “We left a lot of plays out there.

“There’s nothing saying we hit our pinnacle yet and there’s nothing saying we can’t get better. That’s the thing we’ve just got to be optimistic about.”

With less than two minutes left, the Jaguars led 13-7 and those on Cleveland +7 were seconds away from winning their bet. Then, for the third time in three possessions, DeShone Kizer turned the ball over, this time fumbling it away on a sack that resulted in a Telvin Smith touchdown. That score gave Jacksonville a 19-7 lead, which would stand as the final score after a backdoor cover attempt by the Browns came up short.nike_steelers_716