The Detroit Tigers have one of the wider team platoon splits in baseball

The Detroit Tigers have one of the wider team platoon splits in baseball, 37 points of wOBA (.342 versus lefties, .305 versus righties), so a week like this in which they’re scheduled to face at least three left-handed starters is a big plus for them. You already know plenty about Nicholas Castellanos’ and Jeimer Candelario’s prowess against left-handed pitching, but the ones whom you might not be aware of are catcher-eligible John Hicks (available in roughly 70 percent of ESPN leagues), a .272/.345/.466 hitter against lefties since the beginning of last season, and Jose Iglesias (available in nearly 90 percent), a .286/.322/.421 hitter against lefties during the same time span.

Billy Hamilton has picked up the pace recently, with multihit performances in three of his past four games (through June 21), and he’s lined up for one of the more favorable schedules for his skill set. In addition to facing Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers catchers who grade below-average to poor at throwing out opposing base stealers, the only scheduled opponent the Cincinnati Reds will face who is better-than-average against left-handed hitters is the pitch-to-contact Chase Anderson. Six of the seven starters the Reds face, in addition, are right-handed. Hamilton, available in more than 50 percent of ESPN leagues, is in fact entering a great 10-day portion of his schedule and is well worth the Week 13 start.

Laken is a very talented player who has improved consistently since joining the team one week before last year’s season opener, 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. This offseason, his hard work and dedication paid off as he continued to progress and performed at a high level. We were confident we could work out a contract extension with Laken and we are fired up to get that done before training camp.

Tomlinson was a first-round pick by the Lions in 2015 but the Niners declined to pick up his fifth-year option earlier this offseason. At the time, Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan indicated the Niners were hoping to re-sign Tomlinson to an extension that would bring him back at a lower rate than the more than $9.6 million that the fifth-year option would have required.

Retaining Tomlinson gives the 49ers some more stability on the offensive line. In addition to Tomlinson, left tackle Joe Staley, center Weston Richburg and right tackle Mike McGlinchey are all entrenched in their positions, which leaves what is expected to be a heated competition for the starting job at right guard. That battle is expected to come down to Joshua Garnett, Jonathan Cooper and Mike Person.

The 49ers are scheduled to open training camp on July 25.

It’s just one of those deals, Anderson said. That’s kind of been my thing since I was a kid. Obviously, I need to correct it and work on it and get better at getting guys out quicker. Something to work on.

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Titans tight end Delanie Walker has a high opinion of himself.

In October 2017, Trump again spoke directly about Kaepernick, and again suggested NFL retribution against the quarterback for his kneeling during the anthem.

I watched Colin Kaepernick [in 2016], and I thought it was terrible, and then it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming, and frankly the NFL should have suspended him for one game, and he would have never done it again,Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

They could have then suspended him for two games, and they could have suspended him if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a problem.

But I will tell you, you cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem.

His return stay with the Bears ends up being a rather short one as the team released him on Monday.

McCants appeared in two games with the Bears in 2016 but hasn’t played in a game since. He was a sixth-round pick of the New York Giants in 2012 and spend most of the season on the team’s practice squad before being released and signing with the Oakland Raiders in 2013. He appeared in 28 games with Oakland over the next four season, starting three games at right tackle in 2013.

That’s it. No mention of the White House visit. No mention of the cancellation of the White House visit. Above all else, no mention of the President.

The Eagles know they’re in a no-win situation. Even if they only defend themselves or explain their position, it easily could be twisted into an attack on the President and, in turn, an opening for more tweets and taunts and tumult.

San Diego to get sixth AAF franchise

Football is returning to San Diego.

Via the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Alliance of American Football confirmed on Tuesday that San Diego will be the sixth city that will be getting a team in the league that will launch with eight franchises.

During cross-examination by Foster’s attorney Joshua Bentley, Ennis said she went to jail in 2011 for falsely accusing an ex-boyfriend of domestic violence.

The 49ers drafted Foster 31st overall last year after questions about his health and character caused him to drop from being a possible top 10 pick.

Foster delivered on the field, ranking second on the team with 72 tackles in 10 games as a rookie and looking like a key part of San Francisco’s defensive future.

Foster then was charged in January in Alabama with second-degree marijuana possession before the incident in February that led to this case. Foster is due in court next month for a hearing in his marijuana case.

Marshall sent out word via Instagram today that he had joined the Seahawks. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that it’s a one-year deal, worth a maximum of $2 million if he hits all his incentives.

The 34-year-old wide receiver was released by the Giants this offseason, after playing just five games last year because of an ankle injury. He’s a few years removed from peak productivity, but caught 109 passes for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Jets in 2015.

The Seahawks are in the midst of a considerable retooling, and clearly needed to reinforce their offense after a number of offseason departures including wide receiver Paul Richardson.

At Southwestern, after being placed ninth on the depth chart, he moved up five spots because of happenstance — transfers, injuries, a couple players deciding to focus on baseball over football.

Still, he was the fourth-string QB entering fall camp, and the starter was set in stone. Perez won the competition to be second string, and eventually the starter got hurt, giving him a chance to play.

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Atlanta’s Matt Ryan threw 12 interceptions last season, which is not an inordinately high number for a quarterback who starts all 16 games. But it was a lot more interceptions than he should have thrown.
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How rare is that? Football Outsiders has been tracking tipped interceptions for years, and no quarterback has had that many tipped interceptions in a season since 2010. Last year Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger all threw more passes than Ryan and had zero passes tipped by their own receivers and intercepted.

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Suspended Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is working through the process required for reinstatement by the NFL and the paperwork could be filed as early as next week, Pro Football Talk reported, citing unidentified sources.
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The former second-round pick has been suspended since January 2017 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, his third suspension since he was a second-round draft pick in 2015.

He has 20 tackles and a sack in 14 games with the Cowboys.

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You can’t re-enact that, Thomas said, but I definitely want to make a great first impression here, prove my worth and earn the trust of my teammates. I believe all things happen for a reason. It’s a blessing for me. This was the right place for me to be.

Torres? Not so much. Still, the Venezuela native listens to salsa and to American pop music, and the strut was the first thing that came to mind.

I saw that everyone had something with Didi whenever we win or do something great, Torres said. So we did that.

Center fielder Aaron Hicks has loved watching it.

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I think we’re at our best when we feel threatened, Green said following practice on Saturday. Game 1, we felt threatened, we came out with a sense of urgency. Game 2, we didn’t feel as threatened, and the sense of urgency wasn’t there. I think you’re allowed one of those a series. We’ve had our one, and now it’s time to lock in for the rest of the series.
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Klay Thompson explained why the Warriors are so tough when they feel threatened.

You can’t get to this point and not play with force, Green said, so Steve is going to use it, I’m going to use it, [Mike] D’Antoni is going to use it, James Harden is going to use it, Chris Paul is going to use it, Steph is going to use it, and the beat goes on. You can’t not play with force at this time of the year, so everybody is going to use it.

The Warriors are undefeated (15-0) at home in the playoffs since the start of the 2017 postseason. They’re hoping that trend continues in the next two games at Oracle Arena.

Yeah, we’re all very eager to get back on that court tomorrow, Thompson said. We’ve all been going very hard at practice. We’re ready. It’s going to be a great Game 3.

The Cavs’ various ills have a way of fading into the background when their 3s drop, and those deep makes tend to unlock energy to execute in other phases of the game. For example, following the trades in February, the Cavs averaged 13 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting in wins and just nine 3s on 29 percent shooting in losses.

When the Cavs went 0-of-14 on 3s in the first half of Game 1 and then 3-of-17 in the second half of Game 2, it wasn’t a surprise that they had everything from defensive issues to dribbling issues. They were just 2-of-15 on uncontested 3-pointers in those games, which explains a great deal.

Hill scored the game’s first basket on a drive and then picked up Terry Rozier full court on defense, defining the difference in the Cavs’ mentality in a matter of moments after the tip. Then Hill hit three 3-pointers and ended up with 13 points in the first half, the most he has scored in a half in a Cavs uniform.

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Desmond went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored.

The Dodgers led 2-0 in the first before Colorado scored in the second and third to tie it 2-all. Desmond homered with two outs in the second and Nolan Arenado had an RBI single with two outs in the third.

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The Giants were the NL’s second-oldest team in 2017, and they lost the most games. They got older this offseason. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, if the roster is actually good, and credit the front office for being bold enough to believe that. But it means they almost certainly won’t be better in 2019 than they will be in 2018. Which then means that if they miss the playoffs in 2018, it might be a long time before we take the Giants seriously. So the plan depends on them actually being good or having a strong exit strategy if they’re not. (To be clear, hitting the second two bullet points might narrowly count as successful, but the first two bullets are the real goal.)

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From Tom Brady’s perspective, part of staying away from the Patriots’ voluntary offseason program has been about spending more time with his family. But it’s also been about making sure that when he does eventually rejoin his teammates, he’s refreshed, rejuvenated and an even better player and teammate.
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After so many years, it becomes monotonous. Making family a priority, it’s very important to him, it’s something he wants to do, he wants to be a part of their day-to-day activities, I think it’s the right thing to do for him. I think he’ll be fine. I think it’s the smart thing to do if that’s what he feels like he has to do. He’ll be in a better place mentally.

Light agreed, and believes Brady will be back for the mandatory camp which runs June 5-7. Brady’s former blind-side protector also sees this as an opportunity for others to set the tone.
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Can you imagine the damage he’d do at Coors Field? Ian Desmond is starting to show signs of regaining form after a rough first year in Colorado. But the Rockies overall offense isn’t what it was, and Desmond could easily transition to a corner spot where they also need help. The other caveat is that Abreu is beloved on the South Side and a fine mentor for the young team. One person close to the situation says the White Sox would have to be blown away to deal him. Best bet: Rockies. Others: Mets, Yankees.

While Colorado was listed as Abreu’s best bet, the fact that the next two teams reside in New York is telling.

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From Tom Brady’s perspective, part of staying away from the Patriots’ voluntary offseason program has been about spending more time with his family. But it’s also been about making sure that when he does eventually rejoin his teammates, he’s refreshed, rejuvenated and an even better player and teammate.
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That was the message he delivered during a recent appearance at the Milken Institute Global Conference in California, as he explained why he’s taking a different approach this offseason.

After so many years, it becomes monotonous. Making family a priority, it’s very important to him, it’s something he wants to do, he wants to be a part of their day-to-day activities, I think it’s the right thing to do for him. I think he’ll be fine. I think it’s the smart thing to do if that’s what he feels like he has to do. He’ll be in a better place mentally.

Light agreed, and believes Brady will be back for the mandatory camp which runs June 5-7. Brady’s former blind-side protector also sees this as an opportunity for others to set the tone.
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While Colorado was listed as Abreu’s best bet, the fact that the next two teams reside in New York is telling.

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For the Mets, the fit and need would be obvious. Abreu could become the team’s everyday first baseman, taking over for Adrian Gonzalez and signalling the end of Dominic Smith ‘s chances to take the job.
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