Porn Star Richelle Ryan I’ll Make Sure Odell Stays in N.Y. … ‘Lemme ‘Work My Magic!’

Odell Beckham Jr. will NEVER leave the NY Giants — so says a world-famous porn star … who’s laying her booty on the line for OBJ!

Richelle Ryan — star of XXX hits like Big Wet Butts and Plump Rumps — is a HUGE Giants fan … so when we got her leaving Vivid’s HQ in L.A., we asked her what to make of the G-Men reportedly trying to deal Odell.

Worley appeared in 31 games for the Panthers the past two seasons, registering 152 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions. He earned a grade of 58.9 from Pro Football Focus for the 2017 season, just 89th amongst cornerbacks.

Harrison’s Steelers tenure ended in underwhelming fashion, but he leaves a large legacy in the Steel City and will unquestionably be remembered alongside some of the franchise’s greatest players.

Sixers center Joel Embiid finished the regular season with the eighth-best-selling jersey, and forward Ben Simmons was 10th.

The 76ers have sold the most gear of any team since March, according to Fanatics, which runs the league’s online and physical store in Manhattan.

“Much like our players, our brand resonates both locally and globally,” said Chris Heck, president of business operations for the 76ers. “We feel like this brand accurately reflects the fun nature of this team.”

For the third straight year, Warriors star Stephen Curry’s jersey was the top seller in the NBA, while LeBron James finished second. Warriors forward Kevin Durant finished third, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was fourth and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving rounded out the top five.

It was a big jump for Antetokounmpo, who finished ninth last season in the annual jersey-sale rankings.

Among the top 15, only two players came from teams that didn’t make the playoffs: New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (No. 7) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (No. 12).
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Gregorius’ 2 HRs, 8 RBIs lead Yanks over Rays in home opener

New York’s Jordan Montgomery allowed one run and two hits in five innings. Archer, pitching in short sleeves and using a turquoise-colored glove, struck out eight in five innings while giving up four runs and six hits.

This was Yankee Stadium’s first game since the installation of expanded netting that extends five sections past the dugout down each foul line, a move made after several fans were hurt by foul balls last year.

For the Rams, Cooks is their Watkins replacement. Cooks won’t be the same sort of red-zone threat the 6-foot-1 Watkins was in Los Angeles, but Cooks is a similarly imposing downfield threat and offers a far higher floor by virtue of his health. While the 24-year-old did leave the Super Bowl after suffering a concussion, Cooks hasn’t missed a game since his rookie year. Watkins hasn’t played a full 16-game slate since his own rookie season and has multiple foot surgeries in his past. Committing to Cooks on a long-term deal is far more comforting than locking Watkins down for multiple seasons.

He’d taken some pretty good swings and hadn’t got (any) hits until he sent out the famous tweet, manager A.J. Hinch said. He’s going to get a hit. He’s going to get a hit. He’s going to get a hit, so that’s what I kept saying on the bench and he came through with a really big swing in a big moment.

The 31-year-old Reddick, who singled in the seventh inning of Monday night’s 6-1 win for his first hit of the year, tied a career high with six RBI. It was his first multihomer game since 2014 and No. 7 overall.

He laughed when the tweet was brought up and smiled about how his fortunes had changed at the plate in such a short time.

I guess when I go 0 for 8 again I’ll do a tweet again, he said.

Reddick and the Astros got their sparkling World Series rings in a pregame ceremony with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred in town for the occasion, and then slugged their way to their fourth straight win in a 5-1 start.
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Browns trade Jason McCourty to Pats instead of releasing him

When the Browns announced they were releasing cornerback Jason McCourty on Thursday, plenty of people wondered if he might wind up in New England to alongside his twin brother Devin in the Patriots secondary.

The McCourty brothers will be reunited on the field for the first time since Rutgers, but it won’t be because the Patriots signed Jason following his release. Despite the Browns’ announcement, McCourty remained a member of the team long enough to be traded to the Patriots.

Punch in the four-digit code, cruise into the gated community, reach the end of the cul-de-sac and there awaits the gorgeous home of a Sixty-Two Million Dollar Man. A man who has it all. Tyrann Mathieu greets you with a smile and a dap and trots downstairs to get the base of his signature blond dreads sliced ‘n diced with Picasso precision.?

He spits tobacco into a bottle. His two Yorkshire Terriers bark and bark and bark upstairs.

His daredevil of a 3-year-old son is leaping from three steps up, then four steps, then crashing into a heap from five steps before slingshotting everywhere. It’s no surprise the front bumper on Tyrann Jr.’s “Ferrari” outside is hanging off its hinges. Tyrann Sr. jokes his son “doesn’t have his license yet.” Dad’s a softie, to be sure, but whenever Tyrann Jr. does cry, he looks him in the eyes, holds that stare…and the crying stops. Dad always knows when Son is faking.

The first chance we the US get to Vatanen is on Wednesday at 11am.During’s Redskins days, he was unstoppable.He practiced obsessively, even on Christmas Day, when he would pick up the gym key from coach Wooten’s house.

He went way down hill since the curse.also made a cameo 2012 romantic comedy Think Like A.He gave me a little bit of space.He spent his last hockey days with the New York Rangers.Desharnais gets assist Oiler debut Desharnais had only four goals and 10 points 31 for Montreal this the change of scenery has likely done him some good.

Play 38: Pass to for 9 yards First thing I want you to watch on this play, is the entire offensive line, and how the defensive line collapses the pocket.He probably volunteers his community, is great with little kids, walks old ladies across the street and has a soft spot for stray animals.Ohmer, 54 N.Beckham briefly bobbled the ball before reeling it, and then had the put to him by Cowboys safety J.J.With the pocket-passing Kirk Cousins under center, owners shouldn’t be afraid to fire up and Garcon as a TE1 and WR3 respectively.49ers_182

The Detroit Lions have signed running back LeGarrette Blount, the team confirmed.

Terms were not disclosed but Blount signed a one-year, $4.5-million contract, a source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Blount won two consecutive Super Bowl titles over the last two seasons – first with the New England Patriots in 2016, and then with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 against his former club.

The running back also won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2014.

In his lone season with the Eagles, Blount rushed for 766 yards and two touchdowns on 173 carries.

He led the NFL in rushing touchdowns during the 2016 campaign.

When he went down in Week 15 — in the game where the Cardinals clinched their most recent NFC West title — he was in the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year.

He was named a first-team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl that season.

His 2016 season was cut short by a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve.

The Ravens also added former Cardinals deep threat John Brown and cut Jeremy Maclin. But they didn’t stop there, as they added Michael Crabtree—who the Oakland Raiders cut earlier this week—on a three-year, $21 million deal, per Rapoport.

With one deep threat established for Flacco, Baltimore would be wise to roll the dice on another weapon, or at least a bigger player like a Terrelle Pryor to give Flacco more leeway with his passes. Or since Maxx Williams hasn’t panned out, pursuing Eric Ebron at tight end would make sense.

It’s hard to complain about what the Buffalo Bills have accomplished.

Entering the offseason with big needs along the defensive line and under center, the Bills came away with Star Lotulelei and Trent Murphy along the line and AJ McCarron at quarterback.patriots_126

Cubs’ Yu Darvish, Brandon Morrow looking to bounce back from World Series disappointment

Yu Darvish and Brandon Morrow were two of the more polarizing characters for the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series.

Darvish was the losing pitcher in Games 3 and 7 and Morrow gave up some monster shots in the epic Game 5 loss that proved to be a pivotal moment of the series.

Now with the Cubs, Morrow and Darvish are prepared to make a statement. They’re ready to prove they are better than the moments they became infamous for in the epic seven-game showdown with the Astros.

“I’m sure that he’s used that as motivation,” Morrow told the Athletic of Darvish’s bad outings. “Moving on, I’m sure that he’s able to pull from six great years in the major leagues. Just two outings in the World Series isn’t going to change his mentality.”

It’s not too much to hope for. Preseason projections have the Mariners right around .500, so I’d figure them to finish close to 81 wins. But baseball is weird, so it’s also possible the team will outperform expectations and make a playoff run. It’s also possible baseball will show the cruel side of its randomness and they’ll lose 90-plus games.

“We’ve been working on the Jordan-to-Pippen bounce pass,” Lester told reporters (via ESPN).

Lester said he and third base coach Brian Butterfield have been practicing in the backfields throughout the spring. Lester is known for being terrible at making base throws and normally tosses underhand.

“In [Butterfield’s] words, just eliminate all tension and bounce it over there,” Lester said. “We’ve been working on it early in the morning. бн I don’t really care what it looks like. I don’t care if it bounces 72 times over there. An out’s an out.”

Lester tried out the new technique with first baseman Efren Navarro during Sunday’s spring training game against the Diamondbacks.

When you talk about the progress and feedback regarding these players, are you talking about off the field? Are you giving them pointers on their swings? What does that look like?seahawks_016_76c2a53e4001ced7-180x180

Suns PG Devin Booker leaves loss to Rockets late with apparent injury

The Suns added insult to injury Sunday in a 113-102 loss to the Rockets when starting point guard Devin Booker left the game late with an injury.

This option promotes more moves (free-agent pickups, etc.) throughout the week and is much more involved altogether. You can choose whether you want your lineups to lock individually at the scheduled game time or to lock when the first game of the day begins. The first of those two makes for a more fair experience, as you are able to move a player to your bench if he is a late scratch and a replace him with a bench player whose game has yet to start.

If you choose waivers, any player who is dropped from a team will be placed on waivers for a day or two, during which time each team has the option to put in a waiver claim for him. The team with the highest waiver priority that made a claim will get that player and move to the bottom of the waiver order. This is a simple system, which is good for beginners and is the standard format.

Free-agent auction options allow teams to bid on unowned players, using their free-agent auction budget (FAAB, a dollar amount set by the commissioner). The highest blind bid gets the player. This offers an extra level of strategy, as you have to decide how much of your money to spend for each bid and how much to save for later in the season.

Spud Webb and Nate Robinson rightfully get credit as the best small-guy dunkers, but in terms of a defining dunk, give me Dee Brown’s no-looker. He was a bit taller than those guys at 6-1, but the space between his legs and the ground is a sight to behold. Many have aped this since, but like a great song, no cover can top the original.

This dunk has been kind of lost in the annals of history because, well, JaVale McGee didn’t win the dunk contest in 2011, and because JaVale McGee is JaVale McGee. But this dunk has all the staples of what makes dunk contests great: creativity, props that actually make sense on a basketball court — i.e. not a cupcake.

While I think a good amount of today’s NBA players could pull off this dunk, there is no denying how iconic this dunk is. It’s the Jordan logo, and along with his shot to beat the Jazz, the defining image of the greatest player in NBA history. Still, it doesn’t hold much of a candle to his slam that beat the Monstars.
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This week’s contributors are: Ohm Youngmisuk, Tim MacMahon, Ian Begley, Dave McMenamin and Nick Friedell.

Will the Los Angeles Lakers ride Lonzo Ball through the remainder of the season or is there a chance his workload will be limited?

Ohm Youngmisuk: At the moment, Lonzo Ball is being brought back under a minutes restriction, since he is only three games into his return from a sprained MCL. But barring any setbacks with his knee or any new potential injury, Ball should play plenty once the restriction is lifted.

However, if you extrapolate his numbers over 36 minutes, Moreland would average 11.9 rebounds, including 3.6 on the offensive glass.

The Heat are in a similar situation as Detroit in that they are shorthanded in the backcourt. Starting shooting guard Tyler Johnson and his main backup all season, Wayne Ellington, missed the Lakers game due to leg injuries.

That has meant more playing time for Dwyane Wade, who has scored a total of 52 points the past two games. However, at age 36, it might be a bit much to ask Wade to provide that much offense for a third straight game.

Timberwolves: Taj Gibson played 39 minutes after leaving in the third quarter of Thursday’s 108-99 loss to Portland with a left hip contusion. He finished with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting. … Minnesota went 9 of 17 (.529) from 3-point range.

“Klay did a really good job,” Kerr said. “We assign Klay with the most difficult job night after night.”

The Wizards were again without All-Star point guard John Wall, who sat out his 14th game in a row after surgery on his left knee, but they trailed only 58-56 after two quarters Wednesday. Washington was playing on the second half of a back-to-back after winning at Milwaukee on Tuesday night, and a bit of lethargy showed early on while falling into a 16-point deficit in the second quarter.

“We came out a little lackadaisical, a little sluggish,” Beal said.49ers_185

MLB’s threat of pitch clocks fizzles … for now

Now that Major League Baseball has settled on some pace-of-play changes for 2018, the focus can shift to a bigger and more pressing concern: rampant unemployment.

It has been evident for a while that players don’t care for the pitch clock, and any hopes of a negotiated settlement to introduce the clock in 2018 were destined to go down to the wire. When dozens of free agents are still looking for work, it’s not the best time for conciliation and dealmaking.

Defending Daytona 500 winner, Kurt Busch, starts 11th, alongside younger brother Kyle Busch, the 2015 Cup Series champion who is still seeking his first Daytona 500 win. If Kurt Busch wins Sunday, he will become just the fourth driver to win consecutive Daytona 500s, joining Richard Petty (1973-74), Cale Yarborough (1983-84), and Sterling Marlin (1994-95).

Danica Patrick will make her final career NASCAR start from the 28th position, having announced last November she would retire from NASCAR after this weekend. Patrick is the only female driver to win the Daytona 500 pole (2013) — or in any Cup Series race — and she is also the only woman to lead a lap in the Daytona 500.

Contreras understands the consequences and is willing to accept them if need be.

What about a tight game or an extra-inning game and you have to go out there? he asked rhetorically. They cannot say anything about that. That’s my team. If they are going to fine me for mound visit No. 7, I’ll pay the price.

Canada’s Patrick Chan was one of the heavy medal favorites heading, and he had a great start to his program with Dust in the Wind blaring. However, he committed a critical fall in the middle, which dropped his score to 90.01. It was still good for second place at the time, though.

Rippon’s lead did not last long, however. Russian athlete Dmitri Aliev blew past the field with a 98.98 score, pulling off a near-perfect run while dressed up in a fancy coat and skating to Masquerade Waltz.royals_014

The Broncos, in the throes of a three-game losing streak, are in the midst of a quarterback crisis.

If there was one team in town that was granted unconditional love, the kind passed to three, four generations, it was the Giants, once known as the New York Football Giants for both emphasis and to avoid confusion with the baseball team that shared the Polo Grounds.

There was no number of losing teams, strange selections of head coaches, stranger play-calling and geographical inconveniences that could diminish Giants’ fans’ devotion.

And so sports continues to teach — force — its best customers to live without, many never to return.

Other moves… Some quick thoughts on other prominent moves made in the final flurry of activity as teams reduced their rosters to 53 players apiece by the deadline:

The Broncos might regret releasing safety T.J. Ward. The acrimony increased Monday, when Ward told reporters that the Broncos handled the situation in an “unprofessional” manner. Several of Denver’s defensive players expressed support for Ward before the move was made. John Elway has been very good as a front office executive and he gets the benefit of just about every doubt at this point.

Veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins called the Eagles “hungry,” adding, “Every game we feel is an opportunity to establish ourselves, prove a point and to have fun. We don’t look past anybody. We’re going to enjoy every moment, stay in the moment and keep doing what got us here.”

Starter Trevor Siemian was benched this week in favor of Osweiler, who will be seeking the form he had two years ago in his first stint in Denver.

As turnovers continue to pile up and add to Denver losses, they’re trying to save their season, with a defense that’s ranked No. 1 in the NFL, from being wasted.

Siemian is ranked 29th in the league in passer rating (76.8) and has been sacked 25 times, tied for second-highest among the NFL starters. Siemian threw three interceptions in Monday night’s 29-19 loss to the Chiefs and has 10 for the season.

Anyway, this past Sunday, with the game about over and the winning Jaguars taking a clock-killing knee, Bennett ignited a now NFL-requisite brawl. After the snap, he threw himself at the back of center Brandon Linder’s knees. Then he jumped on Linder, who did not try to retaliate, a second time.bills_031

DeFilippo took a step backward to being a quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia after serving as an offensive coordinator in 2015 in Cleveland.

The Bears might be looking for the next McVay to work with prized young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the No. 2 overall selection in last year’s draft who had his ups and downs as a rookie. The Colts need someone to help put the career of their franchise quarterback, Andrew Luck, back on course after he missed all of this season following shoulder surgery.

He helped Wentz develop into a league MVP front-runner as a second-year pro before the quarterback suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Injuries are only part of the collapse. The defense is now allowing 2.1 points per drive while forcing a three-and-out 25.6 percent of the time after posting rates of 1.4 and 34 percent, respectively, in 2016. According to the game charters at Pro Football Focus, the Giants have the 26th best defense in 2017 compared to the No. 7 defense just a year earlier.

Yet even as Seattle Coach Pete Carroll praised Kaepernick as “a fantastic football player” and called him “a starter in this league,” the Seahawks passed on the quarterback in favor of Austin Davis, a 28-year-old with a much less impressive résumé. That continued a pattern this offseason, in which NFL teams have signed the likes of Gabbert, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley, Ryan Mallett and Case Keenum, arguably none of whom can match Kaepernick’s effectiveness.

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the players’ union, said in a written statement Monday morning that he and players were assured last week by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New York Giants co-owner John Mara “that they would respect the Constitutional rights of our members without retribution.”

That meeting took place last Tuesday.

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins was put under pressure on 15 of his 38 dropbacks (40 percent) on Sunday against the Seahawks, who rank 15th for their pass-rushing ability per the game-charters at Pro Football Focus. The Vikings rank sixth and feature defensive end Everson Griffen, the eighth-highest rated edge rusher in 2017, per Pro Football Focus.
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