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Isaiah Thomas has been at the heart of a lot of these problems, and his birthday on Wednesday caused some, uh, issues for the Cavs’ social media team. They wished him a happy birthday on Instagram, but knew they’d get hateful responses, so they disabled the comments section.

Of course, we won’t know for sure if James will leave the Cavs until this offseason. He’ll likely opt out of his contract no matter what since that’s what he’s done every year since leaving the Heat in 2014. He does this as a way to get a higher contract under the salary cap each season.

But the kid from Akron may end up deciding to stay in Cleveland, and all these rumors will be for nothing. But as of right now, it appears James is at least keeping his options open, and Philadelphia appears to intrigue him.

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Monroe is a good option for the Celtics in the paint as he could start alongside Al Horford and push Aaron Baynes to the bench. Or he could be a reserve as well, either way would work. With Monroe inside Boston could have a cure to one of their biggest problems this season which is their shooting percentage.

While Boston is tied for ninth in the league with a 36.8 percent shooting percentage from 3-point range, they are dead last in overall shooting percentage at 43.3 percent.

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That said, Gibson hopes his close friend doesn’t try to force his way back onto the floor. Gibson knows how much his team needs the All-Star to succeed in the long term, but he doesn’t want the pressure to return to jeopardize the future for either Butler or the Timberwolves.
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Yes, the Jets have a first-round consideration here, too, in Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick. There are some parallels with him being the next Darrelle Revis. He would give them a strong all-around corner and budding leader, and he would add to an impressive young back end with Adams and Maye.

Fitzpatrick might be too luxurious of a pick. Given the multiple needs and QB draft options, the Jets might be better off trying to trade out of No. 6. That would give them a chance to trade down to get Auburn’s Carlton Davis, Bowles’ potential Patrick Peterson-like true corner, in the first round. UCF’s Mike Hughes for now is a strong second-round target.

Maccagnan and Bowles are dealing with their version of a 10,000-piece puzzle. But they have an opportunity to come away with a pretty picture that rewards the Jets’ patience in them.

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DeFilippo will install more of a pure West Coast offense than Shurmur did, which plays into the favor of the top West Coast QB on the market, Kirk Cousins. With Alex Smith being traded to the Redskins and Blake Bortles being locked up by the Jaguars, Cousins to the Vikings has built steady momentum going into March.
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Although Keenum is the more athletic passer, a plus for DeFilippo, Cousins is a better executor of the scheme given his years with Mike Shanahan and Jay Gruden. Cousins has played it in his entire career, while Keenum has gone through three different systems.

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Carroll was asked about where things stand with All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas, who has one year left on his contract and floated the possibility of a holdout if he doesn’t get a new deal.
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Zimmer noted money as one of the primary areas of concern in the Vikings’ process of determining whom they will sign. The decision could cost the Vikings upward of $28 million to $30 million per year if they enter the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes in free agency. That figure might be lower if the Vikings stick with one of their current quarterbacks, but Zimmer does not want to sacrifice their strength, a defense that ranked No. 1 in the league in the regular season and allowed them to win close games. Overpaying for a quarterback could lead to an inability to grant contract extensions and bring in pieces to bolster the unit.

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Part of it’s adjusting to the game speed of those guys, Patriots offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle explains. As much as you try to assimilate to that, you really can’t until you go against them, and that requires conditioning. Fourth quarter, guys have gone through three quarters of the ball game already, they’re starting to wear down already, they’re fatigued, and we’ve kind of reached that fourth quarter is our quarter. Instead of regressing or turning it down, we pick up the pace and we put it down to the metal.

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Teams have been able to bother Brady before, but we may have to go back all the way to Step 1 to understand why. If you want to sack Brady, your pass rush better be Hell on legs because when faced with an opportunity to make a play, Brady almost always does.

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Heat: James Johnson had 12 points and blocked two shots. … Dragic had nine rebounds and eight assists. … Miami finished with a 70-62 advantage in points in the paint. … Heat players wore black patches reading MSD in white to honor the victims of the shooting last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Coaches wore Stoneman Douglas lapel pins with the school’s symbol, the head of an eagle. “It’s an absolute honor for us to wear these,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I know I speak for everybody in that locker room and everybody in the organization — we are so very inspired by the leadership and courage and absolute fearlessness of the kids and young men and women. … Such a tragic event, but we hear their voices loud and clear, and we are behind them.”

As of right now, I can tell you that the organization is conducting itself as if Leonard won’t be returning to the fold for the rest of this season. That’s not to say that’s what’s going to happen. But with each passing day, Leonard’s prospects for a return this season are diminishing significantly.

The notable example this year is Jimmy Garoppolo, the quarterback the Patriots traded to the 49ers at midseason. Garoppolo’s going to get the same payout the rest of the Patriots get, because of a clause in the CBA that protects players like him.

If a player was on a Super Bowl team’s roster for at least eight games and isn’t on another team in the same conference at the time of the Super Bowl, he gets the full share that all of his ex-teammates get. Because the 49ers are in the NFC, Garoppolo is eligible to get paid big, and he’ll make either $56,000 or $112,000.

At his salary — and on this massive slate especially — I’m looking for 50-plus fantasy points. With Davis being an absolute beast without DeMarcus Cousins, Karl-Anthony Towns averaging over 60 fantasy points per game vs. Houston this season, Nikola Jokic entering the break on fire, and even the dirt cheap Hassan Whiteside, who beats out Drummond in both player efficiency rating and usage rate in a great matchup for big men, out there tonight, Drummond is the odd man out for me.
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Mark said in the same article that it’s also having a negative impact on [the NHL], because 14 out of our 24 U.S. regional ratings are down. That’s a misuse of analytics. First of all, to look at a one week period during the course of the season … the Olympics are apples to apples. Our schedule is apples to oranges. You gotta say, ‘Who was playing, and when?’ Four of the teams that played are down, not meeting expectations this season: Chicago, Detroit, the Rangers and Buffalo. Five of the teams, we’re talking about a rating difference of two-tenths of a ratings point. That made no sense, said Bettman, who said there were also other factors at play.
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The Red Wings scratched veteran defenseman Mike Green for a fourth straight game with an upper-body injury, but he might play Saturday at home against Carolina.

If he’s healthy to play, he’ll play, Blashill said. There’s risk in playing and there’s risk in not playing. There might be teams that want to see him.

Rasmus Ristolainen scored early in the game to put the Sabres ahead and Robin Lehner finished with 35 saves, including some key ones in the extra period.

I know the fans love overtime, but that’s a lot of stress for the coaches, Sabres coach Phil Housley said. I think we were probably taking too much risk in overtime, but Robin bailed us out with a couple huge saves.

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The Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Bengals were awarded the highest picks at the end of the third round: Nos. 97, 98, 99 and 100, respectively. They were handed out based on the losses of Calais Campbell, A.J. Bouye, Russell Okung and Andrew Whitworth in 2017 free agency.

Bender: He’ll get a tryout at some point, but after a two-year break it’s questionable whether he’ll ever get a chance to play outside of a preseason game. Manziel has a lot to prove just to get that opportunity.

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As far as the game clock, that’s going to be a tough one to where everyone is comfortable. Everyone has a ritual and it takes a little time, so it’s probably good that they’re taking a step back before they do something too drastic and players will have to adjust too much.

The Chicago Blackhawks have run out of answers to the same old questions. Why did that defenseman pinch so aggressively? When will Corey Crawford come back? What’s wrong with Brandon Saad? How did last year’s No. 1 seed in the West become one of the worst teams in the NHL?

The team, which lost its eighth consecutive game Thursday night, is clearly at a loss to fix this. I don’t know if it’s the situation we’re in or what, but it seems like we’re lacking that confidence, Saad said after the 3-2 defeat to the Anaheim Ducks. A disappointing stretch has snowballed into a crater so deep the Blackhawks stand no chance of digging out.

Chicago’s playoff odds have dropped to just 0.4 percent, according to Hockey-Reference. Their chances of landing the No. 1 overall pick and the right to draft wunderkind defenseman Rasmus Dahlin are far better at an estimated 6.7 percent, per Tankathon.com. The Hawks’ chances of landing a top-three pick are already over 20 percent.

Once I walked in, seeing the guys, seeing the coaches, it’s like being back at home, reliever Jason Motte said Monday. This is where I started my career. This is where everything began.

After signing a minor league deal over the weekend, Motte returned to the Cardinals for the first time since 2014.
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He’s been there, got some big outs for the Cardinals, St. Louis pitching coach Mike Maddux said.

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The Lions’ decision to invest $135 million in Matthew Stafford looks like a smart one after Sunday’s game.

Although Stafford got off to a slow start — he threw a pick-six on his first pass of the season — he followed that up by throwing for 292 yards and four touchdowns.

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After one particularly brutal game that ended with a trip to the emergency room for a rib injury, “I could not breathe real deeply without pain,” he says. “But I stayed in bed, smoked marijuana, and healed in just a couple of days.”

It also kept him off of joint-damaging anti-inflammatories and addictive opioids such as OxyContin — which is “eaten like candy” in the NFL, Jackson says. “Players get handed bottles of pills.” The Titans’ Morgan says he’s heard of footballers becoming dependent on the drug.

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The NFL responded quickly to the incident, making clear it was “disappointed.” The league’s then executive vice president, Joe Browne, said “it’s unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime.” (Indeed, the network has not.)

MTV released a statement claiming that “the tearing of Janet Jackson’s costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance.” The network’s then CEO, Tom Freston, alleged that Jackson alone had “engineered” the stunt.

Over the next week, some 200,000 viewers reportedly complained to the FCC, which later fined CBS $550,000; the decision was tied up in the court system for eight years before finally being tossed out in favor of CBS.

AOL, which had sponsored the halftime event, asked for a refund on its $10 million investment. Advertiser McDonald’s called the incident “inappropriate” — but did not drop Timberlake as its “I’m lovin’ it” spokesman.
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Baltimore, which is coming off a 23-0 win over the Packers in Green Bay, holds the No. 6 and final playoff spot in the AFC. It has the same record as Buffalo, but the Ravens hold the tiebreaker because their conference record (4-3) is better than the Bills (3-3).

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Are they the team that has outscored their opponents 130-23 in their four wins? Are they the team that routed the Texans, 29-7, in the season opener, ripped he Ravens, 44-7, shredded the Steelers, 30-9, in Pittsburgh and crushed the Colts, 27-0, in their last game?
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It definitely is a challenge, Blandino said of the catch rule. The rule makes sense. We’ve been through this, the rule goes back 15-20 years. The Jesse James play and others like it look counterintuitive. You have to make fans understand that the rule is written for the officials to make the decision on the field in real time.

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