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Accountability does not mean infallibility.

“There’s a standard that we have here with the Dallas Cowboys — behavior on and off the field and how we’re going to handle those things,” Garrett said. “We’re going to hold those players accountable to what those standards are, regardless of what the circumstances were that were involved.

“Accountability does not mean infallibility.”

Either Mike Glennon or Mitchell Trubisky, or both, need to hit the ground running, with coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace on their respective hot seats. Victor Cruz being even close to his Giants’ peak would help.

Any help on defense will be welcome, too. The faithful are losing faith, if they haven’t lost it already.

Are you telling me that Megyn Kelly, with her failing ratings at NBC News, wouldn’t love to land Simpson for a one-on-one? I could see NBC Sports’ Bob Costas grilling Simpson the way he grilled Jerry Sandusky. I’d also love to see Bryant Gumbel take him apart on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”

Simpson, though, probably still has enough clout to make sure his first public Cheap Lakers Jerseys interview comes Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal in a controlled setting with cupcake questions and a bought-and-paid-for interviewer.

This is probably the most intriguing destination. It’d be awkward for Jeff Teague, who just signed with Minnesota in the offseason, so he’d probably be involved in the trade somehow. But adding Irving to a roster that already has Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns is an exciting thought.

But, it’d be difficult to make this trade happen without giving up one of those three. Even if it doesn’t happen, the fact Minnesota is even considered by Irving is a big move for the franchise. Instead of being an afterthought, players actually want to play for the Timberwolves.

Lance Stephenson can’t even begin to answer the Pacers’ problems

If they think Lance Stephenson is the answer, the Pacers simply aren’t asking the right questions.

The veteran guard is going back to Indiana, back to where his career started (word to the late, great Michael Jackson) after inking a three-year contract worth $12 million, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes.

In the East, the Cavaliers’ odds were tightened from 5/2 to 9/4, the Cheap Jerseys Bike Celtics from 25/1 to 20/1, the Raptors from 30/1 to 25/1, and the Wizards from 40/1 to 25/1.

Let’s put things in perspective: 5-to-8 odds at this point of the season are ridiculously short and mean a bettor has to wager $160 to win $100 on a Warriors title.

Even without Durant, Sherman does not see Golden State relinquishing its four-game lead over San Antonio in the West.

“They’re still going to be large favorites at home,” Sherman said. “They’ll still Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys win their fair share of games even under these circumstances. It’s hard to make up that many games with about 20 games to go.”

And even if Durant is ruled out for the playoffs, the Warriors Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom won’t get much sympathy. The Dubs will still be the favorites to win it all, according to Sherman.

“They were the favorites the last two years (when Durant wasn’t on the roster), and won one and had a 3-1 lead last year against the Cavs before they blew it,” he said.

It looks like this beef won’t be ending anytime soon.

The Warriors have reached out to Turner Sports regarding the coverage of McGee on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Marc Stein. Golden State claims the continuous mockery of McGee has damaged his reputation. A Turner Sports source told ESPN discussions had taken place after the exchange between McGee and O’Neal on Thursday night

Dennis Schroder steps up to help Hawks beat Raptors

Dennis Schroder probably isn’t on very many people’s shortlist as best point guards in the NBA. But the Hawks’ leader is quietly becoming one of the most underrated stars in the league.

Schroder scored a team-high 26 points with six rebounds and five assists Friday to lead the Hawks past the Raptors 105-99 at home.

Last season, Schroder was stuck behind Jeff Teague, who was traded to the Pacers during the offseason. Now, this is Schroder’s team, and he’s ready to surprise some people during the playoffs.

Atlanta (36-29) had lost six of its last nine games before defeating their fellow Eastern Conference rivals Friday night. Toronto is still without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, but it got 28 points, eight Cheap Gaa Jerseys rebounds and six assists from DeMar DeRozan.

With the Cavaliers and Warriors looking vulnerable lately, other teams have to feel like they have a chance in the postseason.

The Hawks have an intriguing blend with Schroder and Tim Hardaway Jr. stepping up in Cheap Football Jerseys the backcourt, and Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap applying the muscle in the paint. They can cause some havoc if they hit outside shots.

Kerr pointed out that TNT’s popular “Shaqtin’ A Fool” segment had actually hurt McGee’s reputation around the league, and even changed how Kerr thought about the nine-year veteran.

McGee’s having a productive season in a limited role with the Warriors, so it’s easy to understand why he would be frustrated. It’s clear he has gained the respect of the team, but he has yet to gain the respect of Shaq..

LaMarcus Aldridge on return from heart scare: ‘It felt good to be back out there’

LaMarcus Aldridge was disappointed the Spurs lost Wednesday in his first game back from heart problems, but in the larger scheme of things?

“It felt good to be back out there,” Aldridge said (via

Aldridge, 31, had been out since March 9 because of what the team described as “a mild heart arrhythmia.”

So you can argue that Johnson already has a blemish on his record as a talent evaluator: Starting almost immediately in his new post, Thomas wheeled and dealed the Knicks into salary-cap purgatory for the next six seasons, setting the franchise back for years.

DEVENEY: Biggest winners and losers at trade deadline

OK, so cataclysmic mistakes are made, but that didn’t exactly stop Jeanie Buss from hiring Johnson as team president to make the Lakers champs again.

So far, you have to like Magic’s approach: Call it “Losin’ Time.”

Sefolosha rejected a plea deal that would have dismissed the charges, electing Cheap Kids Jerseys NBA instead for a trial. He was acquitted by a jury in October 2015.

While Sefolosha had claimed the excessive use of force against him was a “racial Cheap Kyrie Irving Jerseys matter,” the city, despite the settlement, is making no admission of fault.

“This settlement is not a concession that Mr. Sefolosha was blameless in this matter and there was no admission of liability by the defendants, but in light of the gravity of his injuries, the potential impact on his career as a professional athlete and the challenge for a jury in sorting out the facts in this incident, the resolution of the case was in the best interests of the city,” the NYC Law Department said in a statement.

Doc Rivers says NBA needs to ‘protect its product’ and reduce back-to-back games

The NBA wasn’t happy that the Cavaliers rested their “Big Three” players in Saturday night’s 108-78 loss to the Clippers, but Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t blame the Cavs for their move.

He blames the NBA, and says the league needs to reduce the number of grueling back-to-back games in certain situations.

“We have to protect our product,” Rivers said, via ESPN. “It’s hard. It’s impossible, if you actually knew what went into scheduling, but the look of back-to-back ABC national games — it’s not good.”

Golden State instead signed Matt Barnes, though it upheld its end of the agreement by signing Calderon and releasing him hours later. (According to NBA rules, a player must be waived by March 1 to be playoff-eligible with his next team.)

According to ESPN’s sources, the Hawks targeted Calderon, 35, when his Warriors deal fell through.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that the deal is complicated by the Wholesale Jerseys From China fact that Calderon won’t clear waivers until 5 p.m. ET Saturday.

In his 12th season, Calderon appeared in 24 games for the Lakers and averaged 3.3 points, 2.1 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 12.2 minutes, well below his career averages (9.7 ppg, 6.3 apg, 2.6 rpg, 28.3 min.)

Indeed, the No. 1 seed doesn’t promise anything. Out of the 34 Finals teams since 2000, 14 Wholesale NFL Jerseys Nike entered the postseason as the top seed, and only three times (2000, 2008, 2016) in that span have NBA fans seen the East and West’s No. 1’s battle for a title.

Cavs sharpshooter Kyle Korver knows better than most that regular-season wins don’t guarantee a Finals trip. Korver has entered the NBA playoffs as a member of the top-seeded squad three times in his career (2010-11 Bulls, 2011-12 Bulls, 2014-15 Hawks), but ironically, he was beaten by James-led teams two of those three times.

Stanton and Judge are the ones who really put on a show Wednesday.

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas smacked a two-run homer in the first inning of Kansas City’s game in Seattle.

But Stanton and Judge are the ones who really put on a show Wednesday.

Judge hit his MLB-leading 29th home run against the Blue Jays. Judge hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game, but the Blue Jays were already up 5-0 and held on for a 7-6 victory over the Yankees.

Stanton blasted a pair of shots over the wall at Busch Stadium in his first two at-bats of Miami’s 9-6 win over the Cardinals. Justin Bour, who will also participate in Monday’s Derby, also went Cheap New York Giants Jerseys deep with a solo shot in the ninth inning.

Stanton, who won last year’s Derby finished the game 3 for 4 and four RBIs as he, Bour, Judge and “Moose” tuned up for Monday’s showdown at Marlins Park.

Where they stand: It doesn’t make sense that the Cardinals are still in the hunt in the NL Central, but the Cubs have been decidedly mediocre and have allowed the Cards and the Brewers to hang around. St. Louis has pitched relatively well, but ranks near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories.

Are they contenders? It’s going to be tough. If the Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal Cubs continue to play close to .500 ball and the Brewers come back to earth, the NL Central could be up for grabs all the way through September. But if you asked someone to bet on that result, the odds would have to be pretty high: The Cubs are just too talented to continue to play like this.

Sporting News’ 2017 MLB All-Star roster

MLB All-Star voting ended Thursday night and the teams will be announced on MLB Network on Sunday evening.

Today, though, we’re offering up the SN Midseason All-Stars. Instead of splitting into NL and AL squads, we’re picking one MLB team, the best of the best at each position this season. Some choices were easy (hi, Aaron Judge) and some, as you’ll see, were not so simple.

He was set to join the rest of the United squad on the preseason tour of the United States when they leave for Los Angeles on Sunday.

However, he will be allowed to stay in Manchester if an agreement with Everton is close to completion.

Rooney, who left Everton for United as an 18-year-old in 2004, scored eight goals in 39 appearances last season, including one in a 1-1 draw with Stoke in January to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s record.

He started the season as a regular in Mourinho starting XI but after losing Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys his place in September he was named on the bench for both the EFL Cup final and Europa League final.

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In early June, while making a return trip to his old home ballpark, LeMahieu Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale reflected briefly on the experience of leaving a team with so much reason for excitement, even six years ago.

Richard Sherman spares ESPN’s Ed Werder in his war with the media

Richard Sherman’s spat with Seattle media continues as the Seahawks cornerback declined interview requests this week.

Sherman told local reporters he will only speak with ESPN’s Ed Werder while offering opinions on social media.

Sherman’s boycott of local media comes two weeks after an incident with a Seattle radio host, ending with Sherman threatening to ruin the reporter’s career by having him banned from future Seahawks games. Sherman later recanted, saying coach Pete Carroll told him he doesn’t have the authority to revoke media credentials.

Sherman said Wednesday he wasn’t speaking to anyone who ticked him off, which apparently includes every media outlet in the Sea-Tac area. Go back to 1998. Those coaches and others came to the league office and met with me and (former Giants general manager) George Young, who was working in the league office at that time. We tried to analyze what could be done to get more minority coaching opportunities in the Cheap Jerseys NY Giants league, not just at the head coaching position. If someone could get an interview even if passed Cheap Jerseys Online China over, they might end up being the offensive or defensive coordinator or get an opportunity down the road in a year or two. We made this an explicit goal.

Fast-forward to 2002. [Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman] John Wooten, [famed attorney] Johnnie Cochran and others did a study that showed we were not making real progress, that just Cheap Jerseys Rugby jawboning the issue was not solving the problem. They told us more had to be done. Otherwise, the teams might find themselves in court for a lack of effort in terms of quality of opportunity and having a system that was kind of a buddy system based on a closed network rather than a merit-based system of evaluating talent.

Freiburg have confirmed the signing of Philipp Lienhart from Real Madrid

Why he’s here: This was basically a coin flip between Sale and Max Scherzer, two of the best pitchers in baseball having Cy Young-worthy seasons. Sale has double-digit strikeouts in 10 of his 16 starts this season (and nine in three others), and think about this: The lefty has 155 strikeouts this season, while only allowing 21 walks and 82 hits. That’s just stupid good.

Why he’s here: This was the hardest position to choose, and I won’t fault NFL Jerseys Cheap you for arguing the choice of Ramirez. How closely packed are the guys at the top of this position? Ramirez is second in FanGraphs WAR (3.0) but fifth in Baseball-Reference WAR (2.6). Justin Turner’s hitting .381, but in only 237 PAs because of time spent on the DL. Anthony Rendon got off to a slow start, but starting with his 6-for-6, three-homer, 10-RBI game on April 30, he’s batting .333 with a 1.148 OPS. Nolan Arenado has been his typical spectacular self. Kris Bryant, Jake Lamb, Miguel Sano, Travis Shaw and Jedd Gyorko have been really good. Mike Moustakas has 20 homers. You get the point.

Freiburg have confirmed the signing of Philipp Lienhart from Real Madrid, with sporting director Klemens Hartenbach saying they had been attracted by the defender’s potential to develop into a top player.

Lienhart, 20, has joined the Bundesliga club on a one-year Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys loan deal with a view to a permanent move.

The Austria under-21 international has been a regular with Madrid’s Castilla youth side since joining from Rapid Vienna in 2015.

People need to know that’s a part of me, giving back to others

Before all that, however, McCoil is going back to LA, as in his hometown of Lutcher, La. McCoil will run the “Grind for What You Want” football camp on July 15 at Lutcher High School.

“People need to know that’s a part of me, giving back to others,” he MLB Cheap Jerseys said. “That’s something that at a young age, I dreamt about being in the NFL at a young age, but I also dreamt about being able to give back to kids. Our future, because that’s what kids are. It’s about different opportunities and different outlooks on life.”

McCoil was a standout safety for the Golden Hurricane from 2011-14, when he had 18 career interceptions. Like so many players chasing the dream, however, he went undrafted. After a failed rookie tryout with the Raiders, he settled for work in Tulsa as a janitor at a fitness gym before he took the first trip to Los Angeles. That was with the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League, who signed him in January 2014.

McCoil bounced from practice to practice and remembers the drive to home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. He played in five games before he was released.

Andrew McCutchen is back. The five-time All-Star and 2013 NL MVP had seen his New York Yankees Cheap Jerseys career his a wall during the last season-plus, but he went 3 for 4 with two solo home runs in a 3-0 win against the Phillies on Tuesday. McCutchen, who was hitting just .223 after May, is now up to .288.

Joining a team on the rise softened the blow of leaving the familiarity of the organization that had drafted him, and Warren was excited to join another historic franchise that appeared to be on the cusp of greatness.