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We do know, but it’s still the kind of answer that proves Mayfield is the right quarterback to dig a beleaguered franchise out of its latest (and perhaps greatest) mess after a 0-16 season in 2017. Mayfield was the best quarterback in college football last season. He’s moving on after a draft process in which he proved he was worthy of the No. 1 pick for a franchise that is on its 29th starting quarterback since 1999. That leads into the difficult part.

Baker hasn’t played one game in the National Football League so he has a ways to go, Browns coach Hue Jackson said. He has a lot of characteristics that we love. That is why he is here. Let’s make sure we pump our brakes a little bit because he has a ways to go and a lot to learn.

Flacco is six years removed from his Super Bowl MVP effort. He is coming off three straight lackluster seasons statistically (QB rating average of 82.3), granted while playing with a questionable supporting cast at the skill positions.

The starting QB job in Baltimore initially will be Flacco’s to lose considering his $22 million average salary and the $28 million in dead money still on the books. But by next season, the $16 million in dead money if Flacco were to be traded or released is more manageable. So the veteran will need to up his game and get the Ravens back to the postseason this year, or the Jackson era will begin in 2019.

We feel like we have solidified the middle of our defense big time, Gruden said, via We added Derrick Johnson, the all-time leading tackler in Kansas City Chiefs history. He started every game for them last year. They were the division champions.

Though the situations are much different this time around, Gruden, feeling his oats, then compared swiping Johnson to his last stint with the Raiders, when Oakland brought in several former Chiefs.

Last time I was here at Oakland we stole Rich Gannon from Kansas City, we took Andre Rison from the Chiefs, we took Albert Lewis from the Chiefs, Gruden said. We love stealing from the Chiefs. So now we got Derrick Johnson and I’m on my way to the Raiders store to pick up a Derrick Johnson Raiders jersey. I’m gonna wear it home tonight.

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In 2011, the Saints ranked sixth in rushing, first in passing and total offense en route to a 13-3 record. During the Super Bowl-winning season of 2009, the Saints ranked sixth in rushing, fourth in passing and first in total offense.

Justin Pugh: I’m not injury prone

When the Cardinals signed Justin Pugh to a five-year, $45 million deal this offseason, some people noted that Pugh has missed 13 games over the last two seasons and wondered if his body will hold up in Arizona.

We can’t know how things would have gone for Pugh if he’d remained at one position for all of last season, but the hope in Arizona is that he’ll be staying put at right guard all year. If that leads to better health, it would be welcome news for running back David Johnson and perhaps quarterback Sam Bradford‘s own bid to tamp down the injury prone label as well.

Houston handled the defending champions in their hostile, imposing home arena and sustained the latest second-half flurry by Curry, getting 30 points from James Harden and another 27 from Paul to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night.

Curry scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 27 points and 12 rebounds but the Warriors missed their final five shots from the floor and their NBA-record postseason winning streak at home ended at 16 games.

The Rockets shook off a 41-point embarrassment in Game 3, a 12-0 deficit to start Tuesday and another big run by the Warriors in the third, then won it with defense down the stretch.

“We’re a team. We’re really good as a team,” Harden said.

Paul rebounded Klay Thompson’s miss just before the final buzzer sounded for the first time and celebrated in front of a stunned, yellow-clad home crowd. A replay review ensued and it was determined Shaun Livingston fouled Paul before the game ended, so Paul made a free throw with 0.5 seconds left.

And he did it all playing on a tender foot.

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Manziel, the former Browns draft bust, said in a video distributed by Barstool Sports that he is heading to Canada.

I am formally signing in the CFL, he said. I have decided to sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. I’ll be up here for it looks like two years. I’ll be getting back to playing ball. That’s what I want to do.

We are grateful for the service of many good police officers that courageously protect us, our fans and our city, but racial biases and abuses of power must not be ignored.

There needs to be more accountability.

The video represents another setback for a department that for years has tried to rebuild its image and relationship with Milwaukee’s African-American residents after several high-profile cases of police misconduct.

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Tyler Lockett has been an effective returner in his three years with the Seahawks and is part of a receiver group that also includes Doug Baldwin, Jaron Brown, Marcus Johnson, Amara Darboh and Tanner McEvoy. Reynolds will have to beat out a couple of them to stick in Seattle for the long term.

Celtics: Stevens was evasive about his starting lineup during his pregame news conference, not wanting to give the Cavs any advance notice. We will start five people. I promise, he said, drawing laughs from media members. … Injured stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving are not traveling with the team so they can continue their respective rehabs. Both have been sitting on the bench with their teammates in Boston.

Cavaliers: Won their seventh straight playoff game at home. … Love threw one of his patented touchdown passes in the first quarter to James, who outmaneuvered Smart and Brown like a wide receiver to make the catch and score. … Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in last month’s NFL draft, attended the game. … Improved to 9-3 vs. Boston in the playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Only one team will win the World Series, but many more teams will still be able to call this season successful.

Last fall, we ranked the success of all 30 teams’ seasons based on each team’s realistic hopes, strategies, trajectory, highs and lows, and so on. This season, we’ll try to predict what a successful season would look like for each team. We believe success should be defined broadly, so there are many paths each team might ultimately take, and some we’re surely not imagining. If Miguel Sano hits 74 home runs and Byron Buxton has a 57-game hitting streak, the Twins’ season would be fun, historic, memorable and, yes, successful, even if Minnesota wins only 68 or 70 games.

So here we go. The number in parentheses is the team’s odds to win the 2018 World Series at MGM Resorts’ sportsbook as of March 19.

There’s also been no word of progress toward the new contract that Mack is looking for as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. Word in April was that Mack is looking for some $65 million in guarantees in a new deal and General Manager Reggie McKenzie said all conversations about a deal have been positive, but that hasn’t been enough to push the two sides to an agreement.

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Kansas City added two runs in the ninth of struggling reliever Greg Holland, a former Royal, who did not get any of the four batters he faced out.

Holland, who sports an 8.76 Julio Jones Youth jersey ERA, left to a chorus of boos as he did Saturday against visiting Minnesota. It was his third consecutive poor outing for the three-time All-Star.

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Expect Alexander to immediately give Green Bay the top cornerback it has been lacking.

Leighton Vander Esch should join veterans Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith to give Dallas one of the most athletic linebacker groups in the conference.

Smith and Lee are rangy linebackers who combined for 182 tackles last season. Vander Esch is a similar sideline-to-sideline player who will fit right in.

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In our instances, we’re kind of depending on the depth to which the security guy went to feel comfortable that there was nothing that we needed to know, Banner said.

I understand why people might be frustrated that we didn’t know this and maybe didn’t do the wrong thing to learn about it. But I’d rather be on the side of always doing the right thing and if there’s an arrow to be taken for doing the right thing, I’ll take it 100 times over doing the wrong thing and getting criticized for doing the wrong thing.

Wood said the Lions have received information from background checks that led them to rescind other job offers as recently as the last few weeks.

So it’s not as if we receive something that we don’t like, we ignore it, Wood said.

Since going 2-for-5 vs. the Indians on Saturday, he’s got three hits in 18 at-bats.

Andujar became the Yankees’ starting third baseman when Brandon Drury hit the disabled list April 6 with headaches and blurred vision, the result of a tendon issue in his neck. Drury’s 20-day minor-league rehab assignment is set to end Tuesday, but Boone was non-committal when asked if he could be healthy enough to return to the majors by then.

I like the compete and the adjustability (Andujar) seems to be making when it’s not necessarily clicking, Boone said. He’s having competitive at-bats, so that gives me hope that when it does click back in, there will be another stretch where he starts to drive it.

He’s a guy that’s a versatile guy who can do some different things for us, help us on special teams and obviously, help us on defense,” O’Brien said. ”He just got here, so we’ll see how he does in our system.” Reid is hoping that his experience of living vicariously through his brother over the past few years will help him adjust to the NFL. He said he feels like he’s coming into the league with the mentality of a third-year veteran. colts_007

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Warren III, his agent, Scott Casterline, and Warren III’s father all tweeted photos of Warren III signing his contract.

Notoriously stoic Nats hurler Stephen Strasburg was fed up with the lack of volume in the team’s clubhouse, so midway through last season, he took it upon himself to hit the Bose store in McLean, Virginia’s Tysons Galleria, where he dropped four digits on a sleek, black, audio tower that became the team’s go-to gear for the remainder of the season. Even when the games don’t matter, the Jason Hammel Womens Jersey music still does.

At Blue Jays spring training in early March, there was a notice posted on the bulletin board one day, saying there would be no music during batting practice. Something about standardized testing at a neighboring elementary school. Josh Donaldson apparently didn’t get the memo and proceeded to lug a mammoth Denon wireless receiver out onto the field. Thirty seconds later, with Lil Uzi Vert blaring clear across the town of Dunedin, manager John Gibbons marched right over to the big black box, grabbed it and wheeled it back to the locker room. Donaldson went ballistic, following his skipper into the clubhouse and hollering at him the entire way.

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The team announced they had signed six of their seven picks to their rookie contracts. First-round pick Marcus Davenport is the only one that will receive a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. The remaining selections all signed four-year deals.

In addition to Davenport, tackle Rick Leonard, free safety Natrell Jamerson, cornerback Kamrin Moore, running back Boston Scott and center Will Clapp all signed their deals.
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The six new arrivals joined the Raiders as they opened rookie minicamp on Friday. Among them is kicker Eddy Piniero, who made 38-of-43 field goal attempts at the University of Florida. He joins Giorgio Tavecchio on the Oakland roster at kicker.

The Raiders also signed Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh, Penn State wide receiver Saeed Blacknall, Penn State linebacker Jason Cabinda, Pittsburgh center Alex Officer, and Temple fullback Nick Sharga.

The Patriots lost Dion Lewis during free agency, and they didn’t wait long to replace him, selecting Michel with the penultimate pick of Thursday’s first round.

Michel is a physical, elusive runner with good size at 5-foot-11 and 214 pounds. He was one of the most efficient backs in this class last season, averaging 7.9 YPC (best among running backs invited to the 2018 combine), including 2.7 yards after contact (second). He ran for five-plus yards on 49 percent of his carries (best) and 10-plus yards on 21 percent of his rushes (second best). Michel has big upside as a rusher, though he caught only nine of 17 targets last season and has some medical concerns regarding a knee.

April matters. Here’s what four weeks of baseball have told us

Believe it or not, the 2018 major league season is already four weeks old. Now, that might not be enough time to completely put to bed cries of ‘small sample size!’ about every trend (or fluke) of the early season, but it’s enough to take a dive in to see how much has changed since Opening Day. We asked’s Bradford Doolittle, Sam Miller and David Schoenfield to weigh in on some of April’s most interesting baseball topics.

Miller: Their records are lagging, but all three teams have actually played pretty well: By Baseball Prospectus’ third-order winning percentage, which estimates what a team’s record “should” be based on offensive and pitching performances, the Nats have played like an 88-win team, the Cubs like a 90-win team, and the Dodgers a 96-win team. That said, the Nationals’ miserable health problems are a much more permanent concern than, say, Yasiel Puig’s slump or Yu Darvish’s blow-up innings, and three NL East teams above Washington have been banking wins. The Nationals’ playoff odds have taken a huge hit.

Schoenfield: My original prediction had the Yankees at 99 wins and the Red Sox at 95. I’m ready to flip that based on what I’ve seen from the Red Sox rotation and the Yankees rotation. So, Red Sox with 99 wins and the division title.

Doolittle: I would go with 97, which is lower than they currently are getting in my simulations, where they average 102.5 wins. However, I think at a certain point, the Red Sox will want to ease up on their starting pitchers to keep them sharp for October. That’s especially true of Chris Sale. Plus, as good as Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts are, it’s unlikely they’ll keep their numbers where they are at the moment.

How many home runs will Giancarlo Stanton finish the season with?

Miller: The answer to that is intertwined with the question of whether the leaguewide home run boom is ebbing, whether the ball is a little deader this year. Early April data suggest that it might be. Stanton will hit 44 home runs.