Month: August 2020

Steelers’ James Conner expects carries to be ‘spread out pretty evenly’

first_img“I think it’ll be spread out pretty evenly,” Conner said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.Conner admitted he hopes it has to do with the team’s production last season and not the ankle injury that sidelined him the final three games at the end of last year. Related News “I’m durable,” Conner said. “I missed a couple games. No matter what shape you’re in or how your body is, that happens. You know that’s going to happen.”But don’t be surprised if Steelers coach Mike Tomlin still chooses to err on the side of caution in order to keep Conner healthy, especially if other players at the position have proved they can handle the extra haul. JuJu Smith-Schuster says he has no beef with Antonio Brown Patriots file tampering charges against Texans, report says Cowboys’ Amari Cooper shocked Michael Irvin with this comment Despite the departure of Le’Veon Bell, James Conner anticipates a more balanced workload in the backfield for the Steeler in 2019.Speaking Wednesday at the team’s mandatory minicamp, the third-year running back said he expects the team to distribute touches around the locker room. “James’ versatility and level of conditioning will be factors in that discussion,” Tomlin said. “We’re open to it. All people are working hard, but there are some other viable men. It’s just not a two-man discussion at the running back position. I’ve been pleased with the progress of the larger body.”Conner compiled 973 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns through 13 games in 2018 as he took on a larger role in Bell’s absence during his contract holdout.Meanwhile, fellow rusher Jaylen Samuels had 328 yards from scrimmage in the three games Conner missed. To add, fourth-round pick Benny Snell ran for 1,449 yards and 16 touchdowns at Kentucky last year.last_img read more

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Carmelo Anthony’s case to join the Lakers, Knicks and every other NBA team

first_imgHow do NBA fans know when it’s time to finally stop refreshing the feeds of their favorite reporters?The Carmelo Anthony summer workout videos are here. Cue the isolations! It was vintage Melo at Black Ops today 💦(via @Cbrickley603, harrington1313/IG) pic.twitter.com/TDKyeMQtVp— ESPN (@espn) August 1, 2019NBA OFFSEASON GRADES:Clippers, Nets, Lakers emerge from chaos as big winnersYes, Anthony is still searching for a new contract months after being traded by the Rockets and subsequently waived by the Bulls. The consistent questions about Anthony’s willingness to sacrifice and accept a lesser role could be limiting his market, but his trainer Chris Brickley says Anthony simply wants to end his career on a positive note.”He’s easily better than 60 percent, 70 percent of NBA players walking around,” Brickley said on “The Breakfast Club” when asked about Anthony’s future. “I think teams are afraid of, ‘I want to be a starter,’ or ‘I want this.’ That’s not the case, though. Melo just wants to have a final season, have a farewell season, do what (Dwyane Wade) did. Do the jersey swap.”He had a great career. He’s a Hall of Famer. So hopefully that can happen.”Anthony has 30 possibilities (technically) on the table. Why would each team take a chance on the 10-time All-Star?Atlanta HawksTrigger the League Pass alert for Anthony and Jabari Parker battling for the most contested pull-up jumpers. It’s the Spider-Man meme NBA Twitter deserves.Boston CelticsHow entertaining would it be to watch Marcus Smart cover for both Anthony and Enes Kanter defensively? He’d look like a first-time babysitter chasing twins around the house.Brooklyn NetsKevin Durant will likely miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season, but don’t worry. Anthony can replicate that production at forward — it’s just going to take significantly more shots. Charlotte HornetsBecause, really, does anything matter at this point?Chicago BullsThe Bulls have been far too smart this offseason. A random signing brings balance to the basketball universe.Cleveland CavaliersSo Anthony and Kevin Love can form the R&B group “Melo Love” and create the hit single “Cleveland Rocks (That Body).”Melo — forever a bucket. https://t.co/aSfxvJgSix— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 1, 2019Dallas MavericksGive us the Melo and Kristaps Porzingis buddy cop show we never truly had in New York.Denver NuggetsAdmit it. Anthony returning to Denver to close the final chapter of his career would be legitimately cool. Whip out those old powder blues, baby. Detroit PistonsYou know what? This roster is already too weird. Skip it.Golden State WarriorsAnthony can handle a few possessions when Stephen Curry and D’Angelo Russell sub out to ice their shoulders after launching 20 3-pointers in the first half.Houston RocketsRockets general manager Daryl Morey should sign Anthony and act like the first attempt didn’t happen to mess with us. Use the same quotes and everything. Force everyone to go along with it. I’m here for an elaborate prank.Indiana PacersMelo’s nickname in high school was TJ, so he will fit perfectly alongside TJ Leaf, T.J. McConnell and T.J. Warren.(Don’t fact-check that. It’s definitely true. Tell all of your friends).Los Angeles ClippersIT WOULD BE PRETTY DAMN COOL. WOOOOO!Steve Ballmer is just a little bit excited about the Clippers adding Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.pic.twitter.com/8aVnwNPmA9— Sporting News NBA (@sn_nba) July 24, 2019Los Angeles LakersAnthony has been connected to the Lakers for quite some time. We could run through the reasons why this makes sense, but really we just need a new topic of conversation because this debate about LeBron James being a supportive dad in public is really dumb.Memphis GrizzliesJa Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. can give Anthony money to buy them beer.Miami HeatThe Heat will require scoring from someone other than Jimmy Butler. It can’t all fall on Dion Waiter’s shoulders. (Sure, that’s exactly what Waiters wants, but it’s not the best plan).Milwaukee BucksThe Bucks don’t have the kind of veteran who can stop the Lopez brothers from fighting OR HE WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND.Minnesota TimberwolvesActually, cancel that Spider-Man meme for the Hawks. We’ve got Anthony vs. Andrew Wiggins. My bad, guys.New Orleans PelicansWhen LaVar Ball inevitably says something ridiculous about Anthony … this is the interaction we want. Melo is not a man to be trifled with.Carmelo Anthony to Joel Embiid: “Don’t do that.” 😂 #HereTheyCome #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/rksOXFrHYD— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) December 16, 2017New York KnicksHad the Knicks signed multiple stars in free agency, they would have considered bringing Anthony back to Madison Square Garden, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. As it currently stands, New York is a likely lottery team with a power forward fixation. There isn’t much harm in adding Melo for his farewell season, especially if the front office wants to upset Phil Jackson.Oklahoma City ThunderWith Russell Westbrook and Paul George gone, there are rebounds up for grabs. Get the f— out of Melo’s way!Melo said “Ah gtfoh Russ” 😂 he wanted that rebound pic.twitter.com/v611dy8co1— BATTLES NBA™ (@BattlesNBA) October 20, 2017Orlando Magic”Guards are for cowards.” — Magic’s 2019-20 marketing sloganPhiladelphia 76ersIt’s clear the Sixers don’t have nearly enough tall people on their roster. Insert the 6-8 forward out of Syracuse. Phoenix SunsWhatever.Portland Trail BlazersHey, Damian Lillard supports Anthony signing!#VoteForMeloFareWellSeason #StopPlayinMelo— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 29, 2019But with another team. Damn.We don’t have money. But Melo should be playin https://t.co/E1chjpBlkn— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 29, 2019Sacramento KingsKings vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac can feel young again. Anthony’s rookie year (2003-04) coincided with Divac’s final season as a Sacramento player. Smoke another cigarette to the good ol’ days, Vlade.San Antonio SpursMIDRANGE, GENTLEMAN. MIDRANGE IS WHERE WE LIVE. DON’T YOU GO VENTURING OUT TOO FAR NOW. THAT’S DANGEROUS. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d2/d8/carmelo-anthony-getty-080119-ftrjpg_5k5pw24mijb21qm7ffzbzg9dz.jpg?t=1313440900&w=500&quality=80 Toronto RaptorsCanada, here’s your Kawhi Leonard replacement! (Keep celebrating that title. Don’t think too hard about this).Utah JazzNature hikes seem enjoyable. Let Anthony lead Utah’s nature hikes.Washington WizardsIsaiah Thomas-Carmelo Anthony pick-and-pops would be fun to explain for time travelers from 2016.last_img read more

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Antonio Brown launches Twitter search for helmet; Twitterverse wants better deal

first_imgSo Brown decided to crowdsource his search for a new (old) helmet to Twitter. As one might expect, Brown’s quest has drawn plenty of colorful responses. As some tweets noted, Brown’s offer of an autographed helmet seems mighty low considering he reportedly threatened to retire if he can’t play with an old helmet.Check Craigslist under “clown clothes”— Joel Zoufaly (@JoelZoufaly) August 13, 2019I’ve got one! Any chance you can get me JuJu’s signed helmet though?— TheRealness (@TheRealness20) August 13, 2019Dude you better be prepared to pay six figures for this hat. You kinda tipped your hand about how important this is to you. And about how much money you have.— Michael Salfino (@MichaelSalfino) August 13, 2019You’re a fool if you give him that helmet just for what he’s offering. Mans was ready to quit football over it😭 you have all the bargaining chips in your hand guys— Dominick Ruocco (@DominickRuocco) August 13, 2019pic.twitter.com/qPQA1sdv3V— ThePoolTableGuy🎱 (@ProBilliards1) August 13, 2019You’re about to make 30 million, and all I get is a smelly practice jersey that you got for free, and wrote your name on it?10k and it’s yours.— Mr. Ohio (@MrOH1O) August 13, 2019pic.twitter.com/jvw7zWazdF— okc in rebuild mode (@Kingjay15532889) August 13, 2019Remember when Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he expected “drama” from Brown? He had no idea what he was getting into. Pro Football Talk reported Monday night the NFL will allow Brown to wear the specific model of Schutt helmet he loves, provided it is less than 10 years old. NFL, Antonio Brown may have found a compromise in ongoing helmet dispute, report says Just when it seemed the Antonio Brown helmet saga could not get any stranger … it got stranger.The Raiders wide receiver launched a search on Twitter on Tuesday, trying to find a football helmet he can wear.center_img Brown tweeted, “I’m looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after. In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet.””I’m looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after. In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet.”— AB (@AB84) August 13, 2019Brown’s helmet ordeal has gone beyond mere football news into the realm of the bizarre. First, the NFL told him he couldn’t use his old helmet, because it was not approved anymore. Brown showed up at practice with an old Steelers helmet he had crudely repainted with colors approximating the Raiders design. More recently, Brown has refused to play without his old helmet. Related News Jon Gruden: Raiders supporting Antonio Brown in ‘personal matter’ of helmet grievancelast_img read more

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Brian Flores expects Josh Rosen to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick: ‘Sometimes guys just aren’t ready’

first_img“A case could be made that the younger guy’s not ready,” Flores said, via CBS Sports. “I think, a lot of times, and I understand that thought process, but I’m the one dealing with the individual player, and sometimes guys just aren’t ready. And the whole sink-or-swim mentality, it’s easy for somebody on the outside to say, but for that individual player and the best interest of that individual person, that might not be the case … If a guy’s ready, we put him out there. If he’s not, we won’t put him out there. And I think that’s the right way to approach it.”It’s not the first time Flores has said Fitzpatrick has an edge over Rosen, but this is the first time he’s indicated Rosen simply isn’t ready to start. Related News Dolphins will honor late Nick Buoniconti with helmet decal “I don’t need any additional drive or hunger,” Rosen said earlier this week, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I got plenty chips on my shoulder. I’m trying to be the best player that I can be … A lot of the ‘this guy played right away,’ ‘this guy sat,’ ‘this guy won a Super Bowl,’ ‘this guy didn’t,’ … it’s all just sort of extra information that I don’t really need in my life right now.”On the flip side for Rosen, Flores recently praised him for improving “across the board” from the beginning of the offseason to the beginning of August.During Rosen’s rookie year with the Cardinals, he completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while the team went 3-13. Josh Rosen’s window to become the Dolphins’ starting quarterback is growing smaller and smaller.When asked if 22-year-old Rosen would have an advantage over verteran journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick due to Rosen being 14 years younger, coach Brian Flores said that notion was incorrect. Dolphins, receiver Jakeem Grant nearing 4-year extension, report says This comes after Miami traded their second- and fifth-round picks to the Cardinals during the 2019 NFL Draft for Rosen after Arizona drafted Kyler Murray No. 1 overall.How Rosen’s lone year in the NFL has gone has given him the drive to lead an NFL team, and Flores likely making Rosen the backup added to that desire. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross steps down from NFL social justice committeelast_img read more

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Begić, Bajević and Hadžibegić elected to UEFA Commissions

first_imgPresident of BiH Football Federation Elvedin Begić at the session of Executive Committee of UEFA was named third vice-president of UEFA Committee for stadiums and safety.Dušan Bajević was named third vice-president of UEFA Committee for development and technical Aid; Faruk Hadžibegić was named third vice-president of UEFA Committee for Football, while the secretary general of BiH Football Federation Jasmin Baković was named the member of UEFA Committee for Women football, said the BiH Football Federation.last_img read more

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B&H Tennis Players in the First Round of Davis Cup Against Greece

first_imgThe Tennis team of B&H in the first round of the Euro–African zone Davis Cup will play with the selection of Greece. The Greek selection unlike B&H, this year played in the third group of the tournament in San Marino. B&H is the host of this match, which will be held on 31st January until 2nd February 2014. In case of winning, the tennis players of B&H on the second round (4th – 6th April 2014) will play with the winner of the match Finland – Bulgaria.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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“Miljan Miljanić” Awarded to Coach Sušić

first_imgThe coach of the B&H football team Safet Sušić was awarded with the “Miljan Miljanić” prize for extraordinary football achievements in Central Europe.Sušić was awarded today in Banja Luka at the gala event “Days of football”, organized by the football alliance of RS and the newspaper “Sportski žurnal”.The event “Days of football” was held for the third time and the prize “Miljan Miljanić” was awarded for the first time, announced the B&H football alliance.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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8 Titles for Athletes of Athletic Club Sarajevo at the Start of Season

first_imgThe athletic season in B&H started with the national championship in the sprint discipline, held in Sarajevo.More than 150 athletes of 15 clubs participated in the championship, in all six age categories.Most individual first places were won by athletes, organizers of Championship- Athletic Club Sarajevo, who won a total of 8 titles, Athletic Club Glasinac Sokolac won five titles and Athletic Club Toronto Raptors won four titles.Three national records were achieved in the junior categories.The championship was held in difficult conditions, considering the low temperature and the ice placed in Zetra.After the competition in sprint championship the championship in jumping discipline will follow (long jump and triple jump), which was scheduled to take place last Saturday at the hall of Kamberović Polje, but was cancelled due to the ban on public gatherings that day in Zenica. A new date will be determined in the next few days.Competitions in Sarajevo and Zenica will serve for coaches Kadi Delić-Selimović and Nebojša Matijević for the selection of candidates for the Balkan Indoor Championship, which will be held on 22 February in Istanbul.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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Around 100 Participants in First Stage of ‘Zenica Horizons’

first_imgThe project ‘Zenica Horizons’ of the Association for Development and Support to Mountaineering and Sports Tourism ‘Vedro’ from Zenica carried out yesterday the first mountain walk from the west towards the center of Zenica.The first stage as part of the project ‘Zenica Horizons’ consisted of a length of 15 km, from the west, and 91 participants ended the first stage at the Zenica hill Zmajevac, after which they descended to the village Ravan.According to spokesperson of ‘Vedro’ Afana Abazović, many of the participants had the opportunity to see for the first time a panorama of several villages, and a group photograph was taken at the final destination with a view of Zenica.‘’Participants said that the first route was beautiful and that our project is to be applauded given that until now no one has done something similar. For us it was a great honor to take part in this, the first of four. We have in front of us three more stages of touring Zenica from the direction of the east, north and south, where we expect an even bigger turnout of citizens’’, said Abazović.As part of the action of collecting bottle caps, participants at yesterday’s campaign collected 403 plastic caps that they will donate for the process of obtaining a wheelchair.The Association ‘Vedro’ calls on all those who are interested to take part in the second stage ‘South’, of the project ‘Zenica Horizons’, which will be carried out on 30 March. More information can be found on their Facebook page ‘Vedro’.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Everyone is talking about this Block by Jusuf Nurkić! (video)

first_imgSix matches were played last night on the parquets of the best world basketball league. The BiH national team player Jusuf Nurkić played in the match between Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies.Although the team from Denver, whose member is Nurkić, lost in Memphis, the BiH national team player performed solidly and demonstrated the splendor of his talent. In this match, he recorded nearly all statistically relevant parameters.The end result of this match was 108:107 and popular Juka added 11 points to the total number of points of his team, by scoring five times from seven attempts in less than half an hour, which is the time he spent on the court. In addition to that, he made seven rebounds, one of which was in the attack field, and three assists.However, the most interesting part of his statistic was the blockades, actually the single blockade he made during the match, but the one which delighted the fans of NBA basketball. At the beginning of the match, during one action by the Grizzlies, Zach Randolph headed towards the hoop of the Denver team, but the BiH national team player made it there before him.The commentator was shouting “no way” in Bosnian language, and spectators enjoyed the move that you can see in the video below.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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