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MLB says percentage of black players highest since 2012

The percentage of black players from the United States and Canada on opening-day active rosters rose to 8.4 percent, its highest level since at least 2012.

Major League Baseball attributed the increase at least partly to its efforts to increase baseball youth participation with programs that include Urban Youth Academies and Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI).

It’s been a huge investment for us, Renee Tirado, MLB’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, said Monday. Obviously growing the game amongst our players is a priority, so that uptick has definitely been from a concerted effort.

About 150 players who attended the Compton Academy have been drafted and a dozen have reached the major leagues, including Aaron Hicks and Khris Davis. Pitcher Hunter Greene, selected by Cincinnati with the second overall pick in last year’s amateur draft, started at Compton when he was about 7.

We have all these players that have made it to the major leagues on our outfield wall at the Compton Academy, said former Los Angeles Angels general manager Tony Reagins, now MLB’s executive vice president of baseball and softball development.

Twenty percent of first-round draft picks from 2012-17 were African-American. In another effort to increase participation in more than a dozen youth programs, MLB launched a Play Ball initiative for young players three years ago, shortly after Rob Manfred succeeded Bud Selig as commissioner.

It’s translating, Tirado said, but it’s a marathon, not a race.

Mr. Kelly continues to make solid progress in his recovery from extensive surgery for his oral cancer, Urken said. He has been moved out of the intensive care unit and made that transition by walking, on his own, from the unit to the inpatient floor where he will continue the next phase of care. He is still several days away from resuming swallowing and taking nutrition by mouth.

Kelly, 58, underwent a 12-hour procedure March 28 to remove oral cancer and reconstruct his upper jaw. He was first diagnosed with cancer in his jaw in 2013, and had surgery, then underwent a second surgery in 2014 when doctors found the cancer had spread to his nasal cavities. He announced last month the cancer had returned.cardinals_130



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Colts sign Najee Goode

The Colts announced they have signed free agent linebacker Najee Goode.

Goode, 27, spent the past five seasons in Philadelphia. He started three games last season and played in the other 13.

In the team’s three postseason games in 2017, Goode made two solo tackles and four special teams stops.

The Broncos, Cravens said, are getting a player with both a new perspective and the same potential Washington once saw. Sitting out the season and getting well, he said, “wasn’t really about what I wanted, it was about what I needed to do. So now that I have a chance to play football and give it my all, it’ll never be taken for granted.

“I wanted a fresh start just because I didn’t like the way things happened. It wasn’t part of my plan. I never thought that at 22 years old I’d be at the house watching football instead of playing football. So the fact that the Broncos gave me this fresh start, this chance to basically create a new image of myself, I just can’t wait, and I’m thankful for the opportunity.”

“Everything is good, man,” Davis said, via the Buffalo News. “I’m making tremendous strides, tremendous progress. I’m on schedule to go, we’re going into OTAs next week. There’s no limitation, I’m able to do everything.”

Davis is expected to join Tre’Davious White in the starting lineup for the Bills, who were able to nab Davis despite interest from several teams in signing the two-time Pro Bowler.

The Grizzlies would match the franchise’s worst record (22-60) since the move to Memphis if they lose their final game.

“It’s disrespectful to say that guys are tanking and trying to lose, because those guys that are on the floor every night have something to prove,” interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said, adding: “Every single night they’re giving their best effort. So you’ve got to give the guys that are out there on the court more respect than I think people give them credit for.”texans_125



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Marquette King visiting Broncos

The agent for free agent punter Marquette King said this week that his client wanted a chance to visit with the Broncos because playing in Denver’s thin air “is a punter’s dream.”

King is getting that chance to make his case to the Broncos that signing King would work for them as well. According to multiple reports, King is in Denver for a visit with the team on Thursday.

All of this presumes that Beckham currently has problems. Where’s the proof of that? He’s never gotten in any trouble away from football (including but not limited to never pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation of a double homicide), and Beckham has associated with non-athletes from the moment he first rose to prominence in 2014. Apart from choosing to avoid the bulk of the team’s voluntary workouts last year and wanting to be paid for the value he brings to the team, what has he done differently in the past year than what he has done since his rookie year?

“If (the Jets) find a guy they fall in love with, I think that’s a team’s job to go get them if they feel that’s the future of their program,” Allen told co-host Gil Brandt and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “They only traded three second-round picks for it …”

The big-city arrival of a California farm boy via (Wyoming) Cowboy country is an even stronger possibility now, provided:

1: Allen isn’t chosen first overall by the Browns or targeted as Eli Manning’s heir apparent with the Giants at No. 2.
2: The Browns and/or Giants don’t trade out of their respective slots with teams seeking QBs. The Broncos and Bills are the most likely candidates but such moves currently seem unlikely (at best).
3: Allen is preferred over other members of this year’s “Big Four” QB class: USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.

The evaluation process to help create separation between the quartet continues Friday at Wyoming’s Pro Day.texans_102



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Falcons bringing quarterback Tanner Lee in for a visit

Each NFL team gets to bring 30 players in to its facility for pre-draft visits. Each NFL team gets to pick, on average, seven players.

So while it’s easy to overstate the importance of each of the individual visits, some of them are at least worth filing away for future consideration.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Falcons are bringing in Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee for a visit.

From a categorical rotisserie head-to-head standpoint, Ohtani is now absolutely worthy of the No. 73 overall ADP (75.5) that represented his preseason high point on March 7, which is roughly where he’ll move this week in my rankings. He’s a top 20-capable fantasy starting pitcher you should slot in for all of his mound assignments, and assuming you don’t have a clearly superior utility option on the dates that he’s slotted at DH, he’s worth activating at DH, especially against right-handers.

Oh, but if he’s pitching in a National League park and therefore slotted into both roles and forcing you to choose, take the pitching stats … they’re still his ticket to stardom.

The Dolphins had just upset the Patriots on a Monday night in Miami, a win that seemed to potentially get a rocky season on track. The loss at Buffalo sparked a three-game slide that sealed the team’s fate for 2017.

Gase’s comments represent a more specific twist on a concept he seemed to agree with during a conversation at the league meetings in Orlando. The adversity that the Dolphins faced throughout the 2017 season made it easier for Gase to determine who is and isn’t fully on board. Moving forward, Gase surely wants more of the guys who will be all in no matter what, and fewer of the guys who won’t be.

Warner quarterbacked in the Arena and NFL Europe leagues, honing the skills that forged what became a Hall of Fame career. Vinatieri’s induction as just the third HOF kicker is a given once he’s done playing. He, too, is an NFL Europe grad, along with others who parlayed the experience into NFL success, such as Brad Johnson, Jake Delhomme, Jon Kitna, David Akers and Dante Hall.texans_089



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Indians have Tigers by the tail

The Cleveland Indians have dominated the Detroit Tigers in recent years, and they will attempt to continue that domination Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series between the American League Central rivals.

Cleveland has won eight games in a row over Detroit, a streak that started last season and continued Monday night with the Indians’ 2-0 win in the first game of the series. Since the start of the 2016 season, the Indians are 28-10 (.737) vs. the Tigers.

Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin will make his second start of the season Tuesday night. It would be almost impossible for Tomlin not to improve on his first start.

Tomlin’s first start of the season, on April 3 vs. the Angels, was a disaster. He gave up more home runs than innings pitched.

In pitching eight scoreless innings in the Indians’ 2-0 win on Monday night, Corey Kluber held Cabrera hitless in four at-bats. On Tuesday night, the challenge falls to Tomlin.

Francona is more than mindful of the fact that Cabrera has a history of punishing Indians pitching.

He battled injuries last year, and I know he doesn’t get a lot of infield hits, so when he hits .300, he hits .300, Francona said. He’s certainly one of the better hitters of our generation.

The Tigers will go with Matthew Boyd, who will also be making his second start of the season on the mound. His first start was as good as Tomlin’s was bad. Although Boyd wast tagged with a 1-0 loss to Kansas City on April 3, he pitched six strong innings, allowing one run and four hits with a strikeout and no walks.

Last year, Boyd made four starts vs. Cleveland and was 1-2 with a 2.28 ERA. In nine career appearances vs. the Indians, Boyd is 1-4 with a 4.99 ERA.

Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations, told the Post the new rule would only require a player to control the football, and any slight movement of the ball detected via official review would not necessarily overturn the catch.

Slight movement of the ball, it looks like we’ll reverse that, Vincent told the Post. Going to the ground, it looks like that’s going to be eliminated. And we’ll go back to the old replay standard of reverse the call on the field only when it’s indisputable.cardinals_019



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Man shot at pool party promoted by Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t cooperating with police

Cornerback Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie, cut by the Giants last month, decided to wait to sign with a new team. While waiting, he hosted a celebrity pool party on Sunday night. A man was allegedly shot at the party.

Via Will Kennedy of the Tampa Bay Times, Hillsborough County deputies arrived at roughly 7:45 p.m. local time after a report of shots fired at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center in Brandon. No injured persons were discovered at the scene, but man later went to a local hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The man has refused to cooperate with the authorities.

It was a play Oklahoma State ran 70 times last season.

“I crushed it,” Rudolph said, “because it was basically the same play we ran except for different verbiage, different way to call it. So they understand that. People that watch film understand that. And I think the media’s going to catch up soon enough.”

Another prevalent criticism facing Rudolph is that, for all his measurables, he lacks elite velocity and arm strength. But he says those worries haven’t come up much in meetings — and that arm strength apparently isn’t as coveted in the NFL as many think.

East has never played a regular-season game.

He was with the team during the 2016 offseason program and training camp, appearing in three preseason games before being waived August 29. He spent time with the Chiefs in 2015 and the Seahawks in 2016.

Davillier said the lawsuit was filed after Temple demanded a payment that Beckham wouldn’t make, according to NFL Network.

The entire statement from Beckham’s lawyer can be read below:

This is getting old. The filing is full of falsehoods and misinformation, and Mr. Beckham’s legal team is fully prepared to vigorously defend against these outlandish and unsubstantiated claims. Mr. Beckham denies any business or other relationship with plaintiff, and further denies any wrongdoing whatsoever.texans_025



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Nat Berhe agrees to deal with Steelers

Free agent safety Nat Berhe has come to terms with the Steelers, he announced on Twitter.

He visited Pittsburgh this week.

Berhe, 26, spent his first four seasons with the Giants after they made him a fifth-round draft choice in 2014.

He played 15 games last season, making two tackles and a sack. In his career, he has played 38 games with two starts, making 35 tackles, a sack and forcing a fumble.

Meanwhile, Smith still wants to sell her third of the team. As PFT explained recently, some potential buyers have been interested, with at least one coming very close to closing the deal. Ultimately, however, no one has been willing to purchase the asset — possibly due in large part to the inability to establish a path to control.

With Strunk securing control under an apparent deal that consists of eventually giving control to Kenneth IV at some point in the future, no buyer of Smith’s 33-percent interest in the team would have any chance to eventually have any say at all over how the team is run. Which means that Smith could remain involuntarily stuck with her third of the team, indefinitely.

The fact that these issues haven’t impacted the management or performance of the team is admirable. Still, it continues to feel like the Titans are sitting atop a bomb with a very slow-moving fuse that the league could shorten considerably whenever it wants.

And make no mistake about it — Jackson has decided to go without an agent simply because he believes that there’s nothing for an agent to do when the time comes to negotiate a contract.

“I know coming in as a rookie, an agent doesn’t really negotiate anything,” Jackson told Jarrett Bell of USA Today. “You’re going to get the salary you’re going to get. I decided I don’t need him. He’s going to be taking a big cut out of my paycheck . . . and I feel I deserve it right now.”

It’s a horribly short-sighted and ill-informed decision, overlooking the fact that a good agent can get a player drafted higher than he otherwise would have been drafted, and paid more than he otherwise would have been paid. As part of this effort, a good agent can fend off the efforts of other agents to promote their own clients while knocking other players. (And, yes, that happens all the time.)

A good agent also can handle external threats to a player’s draft fortune. When Bill Polian was pushing the notion that Jackson should switch to receiver, a good agent could have tracked down Polian, explained to Polian that Jackson would not be moving to receiver, and politely asked Polian to knock it off. (And if politely didn’t work, a good agent would have handled the situation impolitely.)patriots_120-223x223



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Sherman, Jed York unblock each other on Twitter after teaming up on 49ers

Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York are on good terms now, but that wasn’t the case three weeks ago when the cornerback was still a member of the Seattle Seahawks. As York explained Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings, there were some social media formalities that needed to be sorted out after Sherman joined the 49ers. We had to unblock each other on Twitter, York said, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

York declined to reveal what led to the decision to block one another. There’s just a level of competition and that competitive spirit, he said. I’m happy to be fighting alongside him. But there was definitely a rivalry. At the end of the day, football is a business, but you have to figure out can you work with people who have different perspectives and different histories. And with Richard, he’s going to come in and be the consummate pro.

Donte Moncrief, another member of the vaunted 2014 draft class, will potentially earn $3 million more than Beckham in 2018 despite never catching more than 64 passes in a season and failing to make a significant impact over the past two seasons. Julio Jones and Antonio Brown are the most common comparisons to Beckham, both in terms of quality and financial worth. However, Beckham is four years younger than both Jones and Brown – who earn $14.25 million and $17 million a year, respectively – and therefore warrants a deal that reflects his potential as well his production compared to receivers of a similar age.

Mikhail said Cravens was suffering from post-concussion syndrome after sustaining the head injury as a rookie.

Cravens played in 11 games and recorded 34 tackles in 2016 as an inside linebacker before his expected move to safety.

Houston’s coaches deserve credit for easing Watson’s NFL transition by playing to his strengths with a foundation of run-pass option (RPOs), traditional option, play-action and rolling pockets. That said, offenses overly reliant upon misdirection typically come with an expiration date at the highest level of football.

That’s not to suggest the Texans will eliminate the portion of the playbook that enhances Watson’s playmaking ability and rare instincts, but they will attempt to reduce the risk of injury while throwing fresh looks at opposing defenses.nike_broncos_045-500x500



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Gurley was asked whether Beckham personally expressed interest in joining L.A.

It would take a lot to pair OBJ and the Rams. First, L.A. would need to bowl over the Giants with an offer. Then New York would have to admit they’re in full-on rebuild mode and don’t want to pay Beckham for the long-term. Then the Rams would have to decide whether to give the mercurial but uber-talented receiver a massive contract extension.

Hmm, I don’t want to say all that, he said with a smile, per The Times. That’s my boy.

Unless sides pull the trigger on a massive, landscape-changing deal, that’s all Beckham and Gurley will be: boys, not teammates.

As a practical matter, the ultimate deadline arrives in Week One, when Bryant’s $12.5 million salary becomes as a practical matter guaranteed. But the Cowboys also assume the risk of owing Bryant his full pay for the year the moment he shows up for the offseason program, since that’s when any season-ending injury occurring on team premises would guarantee his pay. So the sooner they make a decision, the better. It could be that they’re going to wait and see who they may be able to get in the draft before making a final decision on whether to seek a pay cut, how much of a cut they want, and whether they’re willing to cut him if he says no.

It would take a huge haul to pry Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants, but the team’s decision to not put the kibosh on trade talks will keep rumors flying.

The team rumored to be most interested in acquiring the game-changing receiver is the Los Angeles Rams. Sean McVay’s team is deep into all-in mode this offseason, and it’s believed its interest in possibly acquiring OBJ is real, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.patriots_083-223x223



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Adam Gase: Lackluster effort against Bills led to changes

The Dolphins have made plenty of big changes to the roster this offseason. The changes were sparked in part by the team’s effort, of lack thereof, during a 24-16 loss to the Bills.

“That game at Buffalo just seemed like a 20-hour game,” coach Adam Gase recently said on The Joe Rose Show, via the Palm Beach Post. “I was just waiting for us to turn the corner and really get going and nothing was working for us. There was no swagger, no attitude, and it was disappointing to see. It wasn’t everybody. You turn on that tape, there are guys that stand out noticeably as far as their effort and their play that was extremely high, and they were giving everything they had. We just did not have enough guys doing that. That’s why we felt like we needed to change some things around.”

The NFL folded its overseas developmental model in 2007, which left a void for a spring/developmental venture that the league has declined to fill.

Polian laughed when reflecting upon the underlying reason for NFL Europe’s demise.

“The unfortunate part was that it was in Europe,” he said. “It was difficult for people in the United Sates to relate to it.”

The Falcons are among the teams that have generally kept just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, and they have a veteran backup in Matt Schaub hanging around.

So whether or not they’re ready to move on from the 36-year-old Schaub (who’s in the second year of a two-year, $9 million deal), the notion of a younger backup to Matt Ryan isn’t without merit.

It’s not like Ryan needs a veteran mentor or anything, and it’s not like anyone thinks Schaub’s leading them to the playoffs if something awful happens to their starter. So taking a look at a late-round prospect like Lee could make some sense on a team with a number of young players who will be wanting contracts in the future (including Ryan). Or maybe they start keeping a third quarterback on the 53, and (NERD ALERT) let Schuab play Obi-Wan to some kid with a high midichlorian count.

Whether Lee’s the guy to make them think about such a plan or not (we don’t always hear about all the visits), it’s at least interesting that the Falcons are thinking about the future at the position.texans_078