Russell Wilson bests Patrick Mahomes with record 14th TD in first three games

Seattle prevailed when defensive back Ryan Neal — elevated from the practice squad Saturday — picked off Dak Prescott in the end zone with six seconds left.

Wilson now has 14 touchdown passes this season, breaking the record Patrick Mahomes set in 2018 for the most in NFL history through a team’s first three games. He also became the fifth player in league history to throw at least four touchdown passes in three straight games, joining Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Mahomes and Drew Brees.

“He’s just on it,” coach Pete Carroll said. “You’re watching a great football player do what he does best. I’m just really excited about what happens next time we go out.”china nike nfl jerseys cheap

With how poor the Seahawks’ pass defense has been this season — and with All-Pro safety Jamal Adams joining a growing list of injured starters on that side of the ball — the team might need Wilson to keep up that scorching pace.

Seattle allowed Dallas to storm back from a 30-15 deficit early in the third quarter and take a 31-30 lead with just over four minutes left. Wilson then capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive by hitting DK Metcalf for his fifth touchdown of the game.

That extended Wilson’s NFL lead in game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, giving him 33 (including playoffs) since he entered the league in 2012.4

Entering Sunday, Wilson’s 82.5% completion rate was the highest through two games of a season in NFL history for a quarterback who has attempted at least 40 passes, according to Elias Sports Bureau data. He finished 27-of-40 for 315 yards and no interceptions against Dallas.

Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett, one to Jacob Hollister in the third quarter and one to Metcalf, who would have had two had it not been for a gaffe early in the game. He beat Trevon Diggs for what was about to be a 63-yard touchdown but slowed up before crossing the goal line and casually held the ball untucked in his right hand, exposing it long enough for Diggs to poke it out for a touchback.

Carroll called it a “terrible play” by Metcalf and said he wasn’t surprised that the second-year receiver bounced back with the eventual game cheap jerseys nike

“There’s no excuse for it,” Wilson said. “He knows that. He wants to be the best in the world. And the good thing about him is he’ll never do it again and he’ll be ready the next opportunity that comes to him. He’s like a little brother to me. We’re so close. I told him, I said, ‘Listen, there’s another opportunity. When it comes your way, you’re going to make the play.’ Just speaking life into it; just knowing that something great’s going to happen.

Colts safety Malik Hooker out for season with torn Achilles

Colts safety Malik Hooker suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in Sunday’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings, coach Frank Reich announced Monday.

The Colts got slightly better news on receiver Parris Campbell. Campbell suffered a MCL/PCL injury that will cause him to “miss some time,” per Reich, who added that it’s unclear if he will need to undergo a procedure.

Hooker was injured in the second quarter of the game Sunday. He was walking with a noticeable limp to the locker room prior to the end of the first half.china nike nfl jerseys cheap

Hooker is the second Colts player in as many weeks to suffer a season-ending Achilles injury. Running back Marlon Mack tore his Achilles in the first half of Indianapolis’ Week 1 loss at Jacksonville. And like Mack, Hooker, too, is in the final year of his contract after the Colts decided not to pick up his fifth-year option.3

This is the second season-ending injury that has happened to Hooker, a former first-round pick. He tore his ACL in Week 7 of his rookie season in 2017. Hooker will end this season with seven tackles in two games.

Rookie Julian Blackmon is expected to replace Hooker and start alongside of Khari Willis at safety.

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Campbell suffered the injury when he was tackled by Vikings safety Harrison Smith on a running play. The Colts receiver immediately grabbed his left knee while on the ground and had to be carted to the locker room. Zach Pascal and rookie Michael Pittman Jr. will likely have a more increased role in the offense while Campbell is out.

Eric Reid calls NFL’s use of Colin Kaepernick in social justice video ‘diabolical’

Eric Reid on Monday called the NFL’s social justice campaign this season “half-hearted at best” and the league’s use of video of Colin Kaepernick kneeling while the quarterback remains unsigned “diabolical.”

The free-agent safety tweeted that commissioner Roger Goodell “has gotten comfortable” saying he was “wrong” not to listen to players about social injustice “as if his mere acknowledgement reconciles his admitted wrongdoing. He hasn’t even called Colin to apologize, let alone reconcile, proving this is only PR for the current business climate.”nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap

Reid added that “Goodell uses video of Colin courageously kneeling to legitimize their disingenuous PR while simultaneously perpetuating systemic oppression, that the video he’s using fights against, by continuing to rob Colin of his career. It’s diabolical.”4

“While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid for fighting for the Black community,” tweeted Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been out of the NFL since 2016. “Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league.”

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Kaepernick first brought attention to social and racial injustice and police brutality in 2016 when he started kneeling during the anthem. Reid was the first player to join Kaepernick’s protest by kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, when both played for the 49ers. The two filed a grievance against the NFL and its owners, saying they colluded to prevent their employment because of their protest. The sides reached a settlement in February 2019.

On Sunday, seven teams remained in their locker rooms during the playing of the national anthem. Elsewhere, many players and some coaches kneeled, sat on the bench and/or raised their fists when on the field for the anthem.

The Carolina Panthers released Reid, 28, in March after he had set career bests with 130 tackles (97 solo) and four sacks during the 2019 season.

Detroit Lions’ Kenny Golladay, T.J. Hockenson among 5 placed on COVID-19 list

The Detroit Lions placed Pro Bowl receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson, last year’s first-round pick, on the COVID-19/reserve list on Wednesday, a day after the team reported to training camp.

The two starters were among five Detroit players to land on the COVID reserve list along with cornerback Amani Oruwariye, undrafted free-agent defensive back Jalen Elliott and rookie Arryn Siposs, who is competing for the open punting spot.

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Golladay, who led the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions last season, is entering the final year of his contract. Hockenson was taken with the No. 8 overall pick in last year’s draft and ended last season on injured reserve after hurting his right ankle in the fourth quarter against Chicago on Thanksgiving.3

Detroit also had a player opt out of the 2020 season on Wednesday as defensive tackle John Atkins, who started six games for the Lions last season and was expected to compete for a reserve role this year, decided to sit out.

Earlier Wednesday, Lions general manager Bob Quinn explained in a Zoom media conference the team’s protocol, including meetings with players and the families of players so they can answer questions about COVID-19. Quinn also said team doctors and trainers would be available for any staff member, player or family member of a staffer or player to answer questions about the virus and nike jerseys cheap china

This was all in the name of trying to keep his team as safe as possible.

“We are not in a bubble. We have a bubble once you walk into the facility, but it goes back to the education,” Quinn said. “That’s the huge thing. I feel comfortable walking into this facility every day because I know everybody around me is going to be tested all the time. What I don’t know is what people are doing when they leave and go home.

“We have to have a lot of trust, we have to have a lot of education and we have to have a lot of mature decision-making when people leave the facility.”

Angels 3B Anthony Rendon continues to nurse oblique injury

Anthony Rendon, the Los Angeles Angels’ new third baseman, is nursing an oblique injury that seemingly has not improved, further jeopardizing his chances of playing during the opening weekend.

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After the team arrived at Petco Park for its first official exhibition game on Monday, Angels manager Joe Maddon reported that Rendon remained “a little sore” and would need at least a couple of days off.4

The Angels begin their season with a four-game road series against the Oakland Athletics, starting with a 7:10 p.m. PT game Friday on nike nfl jerseys cheap

If Rendon is unavailable for that first series — a stretch that would constitute nearly 7% of a 60-game season — the Angels would mostly fill his absence with utility infielder David Fletcher.

Maddon referenced the unpredictable nature of oblique injuries in declining to provide a timetable for Rendon’s return. He said Rendon is “going to want to play that first game” but that they “have to get past the soreness.”

Manchester United’s Rashford, Martial have no ‘divine right’ to start – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial they will have to continue improving to keep their places at Old Trafford.

Rashford and Martial have both scored 19 times this season — the best individual tallies of their careers — but Solskjaer insists their form will not stop United, linked with summer moves for Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, scouring the world for the best forwards.

“You need competition for places at Man United,” Solskjaer told a news conference via Zoom on Monday. “If you think you’ve got a divine right to be playing every game and are doing so well that we’re not going to look for players to replace you, you’re in the wrong place.

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“We’ve always got to look at improving, and if they don’t improve, we might have to look somewhere else to get better because we have to be better. We’re too far away from where we need to be and want to be.”4

Solskjaer’s decision to sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan last summer and put his faith in Rashford and Martial was questioned by some supporters, but the pair have repaid the Norwegian and should ensure two forwards pass 20 goals in all competitions in the same season for the first time since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez achieved the feat in 2010-11.

“Romelu is a very good goalscorer, he’ll score goals in any team that he plays in,” said Solskjaer. “It was time now for him to move on and pursue other nike nfl jerseys from china

“For us as a group it was time to allow our forwards to feel that confidence and feel that demand of playing and being demanded to play every game, two, three, four games, five, six, seven games on the bounce and perform.”

Rashford and Martial are set to return to the starting XI for the trip to Brighton on Tuesday after they were named on the bench for the FA Cup quarterfinal victory over Norwich on Saturday.

The game at the Amex Stadium marks the start of what should be a kind run-in for United with five of their seven remaining games against teams in the bottom eight, but Solskjaer has warned his team against complacency with a place in the top four up for grabs.

“We have loads of games against teams who have lots to play for which is of course not an easy run-in,” said the United boss.

“Complacency, that kicks you somewhere you don’t want to get kicked in football, and any game is a difficult one and we’re playing against teams…Brighton, we’ve lost the last two when we’ve gone down there.

“We’ve got Bournemouth, who we’ve lost to. We’ve got Aston Villa, who we drew with at home. We’ve got Palace, who we lost to at home. We’ve got West Ham that we’ve lost to. We’ve got Leicester, which is a very good team. Every game is one we have a point to prove in.”

N’Golo Kante back in Chelsea training despite coronavirus concerns

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has made a return to full contact training on Tuesday ahead of the Premier League restart next week.

Kante had been training individually at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground after he expressed concerns over his safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was initially granted compassionate leave to miss the squad’s return to training.

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“Kante joined in as the team indulged in a series of different skill activities using various props,” Chelsea said in a statement.4

“The midfielder looked sharp as he took part in a series of rondos before finding the net with a smartly placed shot in the practice game.”cheap nfl nike jersey

The 29-year-old has regularly attended the club’s Cobham training base but only to follow an individual programme rather than joining in group sessions, despite the Premier League voting to return to contact training last month after agreeing a detailed protocol with medical advisors and the government.

Kante lost a brother to a heart attack shortly before the 2018 World Cup and suffered a health scare of his own two years ago when collapsing during training.

He is concerned about the risk of infection to other family members. Chelsea remain wholly supportive of Kante’s stance and did not put him under any pressure whatsoever to return to group training.

Chelsea will restart their Premier League campaign against Aston Villa on June 21.

With nine games remaining, Lampard’s side sit fourth in the standings, three points clear of Manchester United, as they chase Champions League qualification.

Man United’s Rashford had ups and downs with Mourinho

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has admitted he had “ups and downs” with former manager Jose Mourinho but believes the Portuguese coach made him a better player.

Rashford spent nearly two-and-a-half years playing for Mourinho before he was replaced with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December 2018.

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“It was tough but I think in five or six years’ time you will look back on it and they are the moments that will give you that mental toughness,” Rashford told The Official Manchester Podcast.4

“As an all round player I think I have improved a lot and a lot of it was down to the two years I had under Jose. We had our ups and downs, it was a tough period but one that made me a better player.”

Rashford hasn’t kicked a ball for United for three months after suffering a stress fracture in his back in January.

The 22-year-old is still building up his fitness but the coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of football across Europe has presented a chance for Rashford to play a key role during the final part of the season once the Premier League returns.

“I was probably going to go back with the team mid or end of April but that would have been a push because obviously I didn’t want to miss the summer [Euro 2020],” Rashford nfl jerseys china nike

“I doubt I would have been 100% fit going into that tournament or even finishing off the season but that is what we were aiming for.

“Obviously since then a lot has happened with this virus, so for my body it’s been good to give it its full duration to rest.”

Liverpool-hating mascot benched by Singapore following complaints

Singapore’s government has withdrawn its fictional band of coronavirus battling superheroes after complaints about a Liverpool-hating member of the five-strong Virus Vanguard.

Less than 24 hours after the team was unveiled, the government announced on Monday that they were reviewing the situation.

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The group were part of of a public information campaign created to reinforce how the authorities want the public to behave during the lockdown, which is known as “circuit breaking” in Singapore.

The members — Circuit Breaker, Fake News Buster, Dr Disinfector, Care-leh Dee and MAWA [Must Always Walk Alone] Man — all had special abilities which helped people to stay home, keep things clean, not spread rumours and look after each other’s mental health.3

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Growing up in the 80s supporting Manchester United and taunted by two Liverpool-supporting brothers, made him, according to the government’s official website, “despise everything Liverpool including their motto You’ll Never Walk Alone. His hatred for Liverpool so far exceeds his love for Man Utd that it manifested as a telekinesis power.”

A petition organised by Liverpool fans in Singapore has received over 760 signatures.

“‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is a song that was collectively used by most European radio stations as a show of solidarity amidst the Covid-19 lockdowns,” the group wrote. “Yet this campaign appears to be an attempt to make a mockery of the song. This is distasteful and extremely disrespectful.”

Liverpool have a long-standing and substantial fanbase in the country.

Singapore reported a record 1,426 new coronavirus cases on Monday and its total of over 8,000 confirmed cases is the highest in Southeast Asia.

Source: Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie trying to join Nigerian national team

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is in the process of acquiring a Nigerian passport to be eligible to play for the Nigerian national team, a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.

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Dinwiddie appeared to confirm his intention Saturday, writing in response to the report on Twitter: “Well now y’all know lol.”

Despite finishing 10th in All-Star voting for Eastern Conference guards and recording a career-high 41 points in December, Dinwiddie was not on the list of Team USA finalists.3

By obtaining a Nigerian passport, Dinwiddie would become eligible to compete with the country in the 2021 Summer Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled to be held in July and August but were postponed until next year due to the coronavirus nike jersey cheap

The Nigerian team, which is being coached by Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown, already includes Minnesota Timberwolves forward Josh Okogie and Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu.

Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Olympics by being the top-placing African team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

When the NBA season was suspended more than a month ago, Dinwiddie was averaging 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. He started the season coming off the bench, but Dinwiddie, 27, moved into a starting role when Kyrie Irving suffered a shoulder injury.