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The Yankees are letting Gleyber Torres open their eyes

158With Brandon Drury still on the DL due to migraine headaches and blurry vision, and Tyler Wade, Neil Walker and Miguel Andujar not hitting, stud infield prospect Gleyber nfl cheap jerseys Torres is on the Yankees’ radar for a possible promotion, although Boone didn’t sound like it would be this week.

“I would say anything is possible and we have conversations about that kind of thing. But possible? Yes,” Boone said. “Likely? Not necessarily.”

Torres, who had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last summer and didn’t play well in spring training, has started strong for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

In 10 games, the 21-year-old infielder is batting .385 (15-for-39) and has been used at second base, shortstop and third base.

“I think he is playing well and the last couple of days have been better. I have been watching a lot of his at-bats and the last couple of days he has gotten better,’’ Boone said. “Obviously, nfl jerseys cheap china with Gleyber we watch closely. To see him playing well, healthy and off to a good start is certainly something we take notice of.”

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Andrew Benintendi stays hot at plate, Boston Red Sox rally past Orioles in chilly matinee game

157It seemed like a given that runs were going to come at a premium Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Not even a scorching Red Sox offense averaging 8.9 runs over its last seven games stood much of a chance under chilling conditions, with the temperature clinging to just above freezing throughout the tilt.

Still, Boston had its chances against Orioles starter Dylan Bundy — stranding three runners in scoring position over the first four innings of play.

With the win, the Red Sox improve to 13-2 on the season, improving on the team’s best start in franchise history. Prior to 2018, the last team to start 12-2 or better was the Atlanta Braves in 2013 (13-2.)

Chris Sale earned the start for the Red Sox, holding Baltimore to just two hits and one run over five innings of work with fanning eight batters. Sale finished with 93 pitches — cheap nfl authentic jerseys standing as the fourth consecutive start in which the southpaw has not eclipsed triple digits in pitches.

The Red Sox ace’s lone blemish came in the top of the first, with Manny Machado driving a changeup from Sale into left field for a RBI double. Despite tossing 21 pitches in the opening frame, Sale settled down — tossing four no-hit innings to close out his appearance.

Benintendi’s RBI triple put Boston on the board in the fifth, while an error from Baltimore third baseman Danny Valencia allowed J.D. Martinez to reach first to lead off the sixth — setting the stage for Boston’s go-ahead runs.

A double off the bat of Moreland put runners at second and third for the Red Sox, with Bundy’s wild pitch allowing Martinez to cross home and give Boston the lead. With two outs in the inning,nfl cheap jerseys Lin jumped on a low slider from Bundy and flicked it into right, with the ball bouncing into the stands for the RBI double.

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Rangers ready to go full tilt at John Tavares this summer

Jeff Gorton is getting ready for the offseason. He has his hands full with the upcoming draft, finding a new coach, and signing his restricted free agents. nfl jerseys for cheap All of which fall into the “longterm” plans for success. However, there is another road to be explored once the UFA market opens this summer.

Heading into the summer, the Rangers only have 13 players signed to a committed total of around $51,000,0000. If the salary cap rises to the lowest estimate of around $78 million, it will give them $27 million to play with. Sounds like a lot, but don’t get too excited.

The Rangers could get lucky and land one of the top 3 picks in the draft. Rasmus Dahlin, Andrei Svechnikov, and Filip Zedina all have the potential to play in the NHL next season and would come with an affordable entry level contract. While that would be a best case scenario, even if they got one there’s no guarantee the Rangers would keep them with the big club.

There are also the rumors of adding Ilya Kovalchuk on July 1st. If the numbers are really $6 million per for 2 seasons, it’s a hefty price tag. Regardless, the team is getting ready put this rebuild into warp speed in one fell swoop.

Should John Tavares hit the open market this summer, the Rangers are ready to make him one of the NHL’s richest players. It would not surprise anyone if the Rangers are ready to give him double digits and max years. An opening offer of 10 million or more is not out of the question to land the 27 year old center in his prime.

No matter how you slice it, even with some bridge deals all 5 must be re-signed and will come with a total combined price tag of around 17-20 million dollars. Gorton also needs cheap nfl authentic jerseys to retain John Gilmour but he should be relatively cheap. Once you add Alex Georgiev as Lundqvist’s backup and a player like Vinni Lettieri in place of Matt Belesky (he is signed) that’s 21 players under contract with 2 spots to fill and less than 10 million in cap space.

The math doesn’t add up to add a John Tavares alone, nonetheless Kovalchuk also. That means hard decisions will need to be made. One of these 4 roster players will need to be traded in order to make room for a bonafide NHL superstar center.

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Sidney Crosby, Penguins Breeze Past Flyers 5-1 in Game 3

A three-goal second period powered the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. The victory gives Pittsburgh a 2-1 series lead in the authentic nfl jerseys cheap opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Sidney Crosby scored a goal and assisted on three more to finish with four points in the win. Matt Murray also had a nice game in goal, stopping 26 of the Flyers’ 27 shots.

According to NHL.com’s Dan Rosen, Crosby now has 171 career points in the playoffs, which leaves him one point back of Mario Lemieux’s franchise record.

Crosby scored his fourth goal of the series to put the Penguins ahead 1-0 in the first period. Pittsburgh then exploded with three unanswered goals in the second period to take a commanding 4-0 lead.

Only five seconds elapsed between the Penguins’ third and fourth goals. Evgeni Malkin sent a vicious slap shot past the right pad of Brian Elliott at the 6:48 mark of the period. Crosby won the ensuing faceoff and immediately got the Penguins on the attack. He passed the puck back to Brian Dumoulin, whose wrist shot slipped between Elliott’s five-hole.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Jonathan Bombulie, Malkin and Dumoulin combined to score the fastest two goals in Penguins postseason history. Seven seconds separated Ron Stackhouse and Rick Kehoe’s goals in Game 4 of the 1980 preliminary round.

Getting off to a fast start may be the most critical factor for both teams. The Penguins were up 3-0 after the first period in Game 1, and the Flyers took a 2-0 lead 47 seconds into the second period of Game 2. Philadelphia then dug itself into a big hole halfway through Game 3, with Crosby’s opener taking a lot of energy out of the arena.

Game 4 isn’t a must-win situation for the nfl jerseys for cheap Flyers since they’d still be alive even with a defeat. Dropping a second straight home game would leave Philadelphia in a precarious position nonetheless, as it would need to win twice in Pittsburgh to advance.

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Dez Bryant Cut by Cowboys in Meeting with Jerry Jones

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly released wide receiver Dez Bryant on Friday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer reported Friday that the Cowboys planned to part ways with Bryant barring a “change of heart” following a meeting between nfl jersey free shipping the wideout and team owner Jerry Jones. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport later reported Bryant had been released and noted the meeting was short.

The 29-year-old originally signed his five-year, $70 million contract after the 2014 season, which featured a first-team All-Pro selection and an NFL-best 16 touchdowns. He produced 41 total touchdowns from 2012-14 while averaging 1,312 receiving yards per season.

His production hasn’t been the same over the past three years, however, averaging just 678 yards per season. He missed 10 games due to injury during this stretch and totaled just 17 touchdowns.

This caused plenty of speculation about Bryant’s future with the team considering his exorbitant cap hit.

The Cowboys added receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in the offseason, and while the team said at the time they weren’t replacing Bryant, per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, it appeared to be the beginning of the end for him.

“We’re going to be grinding it out and trying to determine what is in the best interest of our business,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said of the receiver in February, per Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram.

Even while Jones acknowledged he wanted Bryant to remain with the team, he also said he needed to have a conversation with the receiver about his contract, per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram.

It seems the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement, so the three-time Pro Bowler will enter free agency.

There should be a sizable market for Bryant, who, wholesale nfl jerseys free shipping even with his recent struggles, is still a game-changing player in the red zone. A short-term contract to rebuild his reputation could certainly be possible.

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Reuben Foster Won’t Participate in Offseason Workouts

The San Francisco 49ers will hold linebacker Reuben Foster out of offseason team activities, the team announced Sunday.

“[Foster] will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters,” 49ers CEO Jed York, general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan said in a statement, nfl jerseys cheap china free shipping per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process.”

Police arrested Foster in February on allegations of domestic violence, and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it was bringing charges, including felony domestic violence, against him.

In an official statement, the district attorney’s office said Foster’s live-in girlfriend was bruised and suffered a ruptured eardrum. The girlfriend also told authorities Foster “dragged her by her hair, physically threw her out of the house, and punched her in the head eight to 10 times.”

Shortly after the charges were announced, the 49ers said they had been made aware of Foster’s situation but indicated he’d remain with the team. Foster’s status with San Francisco “will depend on what is learned through the legal process,” according to the 49ers (h/t Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports).

NFL Network’s Jim Trotter reported the NFL wouldn’t place Foster on the commissioner’s exempt list until the league wraps up is own investigation into the allegations. As a result, nfl jersey free shipping it was up to the 49ers as to whether he would participate in any offseason workouts.

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Juventus’ Buffon, Benatia can’t blame referee Oliver for Madrid meltdown

It is often said that a good referee is the referee who makes his decisions and is not seen. Unfortunately for Michael Oliver, in his biggest game to date, this was not the case.

All was going well in the Champions nfl shop free shipping League quarterfinal second leg between the two European giants of Real Madrid and Juventus, especially if you supported the Italians who were 3-0 up, until the final moments of the match.

With the clock ticking down at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid began a last-ditch attack. As the ball was played into the Juventus penalty area, defender Medhi Benatia inexplicably barged into the back of Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez just as the forward was about to shoot. Benatia made a challenge for the ball but made no contact. He was guilty of impeding his opponent by physical contact, a clear foul.

Anywhere else on the field, this action would have resulted in a free kick being awarded. But in this instance it provided a penalty kick to Madrid and near certain Champions League elimination for Juventus.

Premier League referee Oliver, 33, had no hesitation with his decision and showed immense character to give such a monumental spot kick. His decision was based purely on the actions of Benatia.

Of course Oliver would have been aware of the magnitude of the occasion but, at that precise moment, all thoughts of where he was — the game, the timing, the occasion — would have become secondary. As a referee, the call comes from your gut and what you have witnessed. Oliver was in an optimal position and his body language showed a positive and decisive reaction.

The reaction of the Juventus players was predictable, official nfl shop given the consequences — they were moments away from extra time and could have avenged last season’s defeat in the final to the same opponent.

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Cristiano Ronaldo joy, Gianluigi Buffon woe define wild night in Madrid

One crazy minute, at the end of an incredible Champions League quarterfinal second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, perfectly summed up the contrasting fortunes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon in club football’s most prestigious competition.

Buffon, the perennial Champions League fall guy, the Juventus veteran with three runners-up medals making his 117th and last appearance in the competition,nfl jerseys cheap shop is sent off by referee Michael Oliver for protesting against the awarding of a stoppage-time penalty. And Ronaldo, the man with four Champions League winners medals in his pocket, is given the chance to not only mark his 150th appearance with his 120th goal from the penalty spot but also to salvage a place in the semifinals for Real Madrid by extinguishing Juventus’s sensational fight-back.

Buffon, who angrily confronted Oliver after he penalised Mehdi Benatia for a clumsy shove on Lucas Vazquez, was off the pitch and down the Bernabeu tunnel by the time Ronaldo guided his spot-kick beyond helpless substitute goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to make it 4-3 on aggregate to Real in the dying seconds.

It was brutal on Juventus, who had stunned the European champions by cancelling out the 3-0 first-leg lead built up by Real in Turin just eight days ago. Massimiliano Allegri’s team had seemingly pulled it out of the fire with two goals from Mario Mandzukic and one from Blaise Matuidi to level the aggregate score. From there, Juve were looking strong enough to go the distance by winning the tie in extra time. But along came Ronaldo, the ultimate glory boy, to cast Buffon into retirement with his one last chance of Champions League glory snuffed out in the most dramatic and cruel circumstances.

This was in the impregnable Bernabeu, and Juve should have had no chance. Yet the Italian champions were 2-0 up on the night by half-time thanks to Mandzukic’s double and Real were awful.

Gareth Bale, making a rare start for Zidane’s team, was substituted at the break due to his anonymous first-half display, one that may signal the beginning of the end for the Wales international in Madrid. But Bale was not alone in not being able to put one foot in front of the other for the Spanish giants. nfl shop free shipping All of Zidane’s players, Ronaldo included, produced their worst performance for months or maybe even years as Juventus won every challenge and created every chance.

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Boston’s Hanley Ramirez leaves game after hit on wrist by Sonny Gray pitch

Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez left Boston’s cheap nfl jerseys china game against the New York Yankees after he was hit by a pitch in the first inning.

Ramirez has a bruised right wrist, the Red Sox said. X-rays were negative.

Both benches were warned after Yankees starter Sonny Gray plunked Ramirez square on the wrist, causing his batting glove to snap open.

The night before, the benches cleared twice and a brawl broke out in New York’s 10-7 win at Fenway Park.

But Gray was not throwing at Ramirez. Boston fans booed when Ramirez was hit, but players from both teams remained in the dugouts and there were no confrontations.

Boston’s training staff spent several minutes attending to authentic nfl jerseys Ramirez before manager Alex Cora replaced him with Mitch Moreland, who took over at first base in the second.

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Real or Not? Bad blood brewing after Wednesday’s bevy of brawls

We had three flare-ups from Wednesday’s action, two in the Yankees-Red Sox tilt at Fenway and one at Coors Field, when Nolan Arenado charged the mound against the Padres with anger boiling in his veins. cheap nfl authentic jerseys Worth noting: Both were intra-division episodes, which perhaps fueled the fires and also means it might not be the last time we see these teams going at each other.

Let’s start at Fenway, where the benches first emptied when Tyler Austin slid into second base and caught the back leg of Brock Holt with his spikes. Austin slid into the bag but sort of flipped his leg out as Holt stretched for the throw from third baseman Rafael Devers. The slide was in the gray area of being a slightly dirty play, especially considering Holt wasn’t trying to turn a double play. On the other hand, if you see the replay from the left-field camera, Holt didn’t stretch for the ball until Austin had started his slide. Holt also should have done a better job of getting out of the way. But again, the spikes were up.

That led to an exchange of words and a more or less conventional emptying of the benches and bullpens, with phone numbers exchanged and dinner dates planned. Aaron Judge had a big grin on his face, although Austin seemed a bit too riled up for his own good and had to be restrained.

Really, why would you want to fight the Yankees? It’s like “Mad” Max fighting Master Blaster in the Thunderdome without a whistle. You want Mookie Betts throwing punches at Judge? You want Andrew Benintendi going after Stanton? The Red Sox are lucky Judge is a gentle giant and merely grabbed Kelly in a headlock. It’s like when nobody wanted to mess with Frank Howard, even when he was just a first-base coach — that’s an offensive tackle just waiting there to mess you up.

If you’re a Red Sox fan, you’re mad hot at Austin. If you’re a Yankees fan, you’re mad hot at Kelly. In my humble opinion, the biggest issue here was it took Kelly two pitches to hit Austin, as he’d thrown inside earlier in the at-bat. The baseball code says you get one chance to throw at a guy; don’t blow it.

Of course, this rivalry goes back decades. The truth is — don’t deny it, Boston fans! — the Red Sox have always kind of been the punks here. I mean, what did A-Rod do other than try to slap the ball out of Bronson Arroyo’s glove? Next thing you know, Jason Varitek is shoving a hand in his face.cheap nfl jerseys china There’s Pedro throwing down old man Zimmer. Or Carlton Fisk throwing the first punch at Lou Piniella after the two got tangled up at home plate back in ’76. Oh, yes, thems were the days.