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Jaylen Brown youngest in Celtics history to score 30 in a playoff game

Celtics second-year swingman Jaylen Brown authentic nfl jerseys cheap became the youngest player in franchise history to score 30 points or more in a playoff game during Tuesday’s Game 2 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Brown scored a postseason career-high 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting while helping the Celtics run away with a 120-106 triumph in an Eastern Conference first-round series at TD Garden.

The Celtics lead the best-of-seven series 2-0.

At age 21 years, 175 days, Brown topped a record that Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn held for six decades after scoring 30 points at age 22 years, 209 days against the Syracuse Nationals on March 23, 1957.

Per Basketball Reference, the only active players to score 30 points or more in a playoff game at a younger age than Brown are Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings and LeBron James.193

“I think Jaylen loves the moment,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. “I think he really appreciated the opportunity to compete on this stage and at this level. And we’ve seen him against the better teams in the league all year be able to really raise his level in some of the biggest games.”

Brown set a new career high with 12 field goals, and he connected on 5 of 12 3-pointers.

“I put a lot of time in this summer and over the course of the year just improving, offensively,” Brown said. “Just coming into the draft, that was one of the biggest things people nitpicked me on, so that was one of the things I wanted to get better at. But I think the trust issue starts with Brad. When Brad tells you to shoot it, it gives you another level of confidence when your coach is like, ‘Shoot it!’ So when Brad tells me to shoot, I feel much better about it.”

Heinsohn, who was courtside Tuesday providing color official nfl football jerseys commentary for NBC Sports Boston, laughed when asked if he could remember his record-setting night.

Brown scored 12 first-quarter points, routinely attacking the basket, including a loud left-handed flush over former teammate Tyler Zeller. Brown came back with 10 points in the third quarter as the Celtics pulled away.

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Meet the FCS prospect who became the NFL draft’s top TE

Larson had delivered Dallas Goedert, a program-changing star who would go on to be a projected first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Stiegelmeier, however, wasn’t feeling it.

“The tape was really rough, actually,” he said.nfl jerseys for cheap “I saw a big guy who could control his body, but I did not see a dominant football player.”

There was no time to waste on a single prospect from a town of 1,250. Stiegelmeier stopped at Britton-Hecla High School once to watch Goedert play basketball but continued recruiting elsewhere. A few months later, Larson called again. He had just volunteered at a track meet where Goedert was tossing the discus like it was a piece of bread.

Life can turn on the chance of a random gift. Goedert wouldn’t have made it to South Dakota State without Larson’s repeated intervention. And if Goedert hadn’t made it to South Dakota State, albeit an FCS school, he would never have stuck the one-handed catch that catapulted him into the national consciousness. He wouldn’t have competed against FBS opponents such as Kansas and TCU. And, without a doubt, he would never, ever have become a projected first-round pick.

Goedert could be the first tight end selected when the draft opens April 26. The team that takes him will get 256-pound tight end with 10-inch hands like Odell Beckham Jr. and an affinity for dramatic plays. It will also take on a unique character who rides a 6-foot unicycle for fun, is ready to bust out from small-town stereotypes and isn’t opposed to wearing a leopard-print Snuggie to embarrass his sisters in public.182

“I like to bring the flair,” he said. “Fans of the city I go to will like it. If people are wondering what they’ll be getting, I’d say to think about how much fun and how much energy I’ll bring.”

You can trace Goedert’s elite receiving skills to the nighttime routine he began as an 8-year-old, when he would refuse to sleep until his stepfather, Gary Carlson, agreed to throw him footballs from his bedroom doorway.

Goedert showed up on the Brookings, South Dakota, cheap nfl jerseys campus in 2013 amid little fanfare. He redshirted his first year, then caught 34 passes over his next two seasons as he added 60 pounds. From the beginning, however, Goedert brought with him undeniable assets: big hands and a star’s mindset in deploying them.

To find gloves that fit, the school submitted a special order to Under Armour for size XXXL. With those mitts, attached to 34-inch arms on a 6-5 frame, Goedert could reach over any FCS defender.

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Harry Kane on target for Tottenham but Pascal Gross earns point for Brighton

It was on this day last year that Brighton ensured their promotion from the Championship. On Tuesday night at the Amex Stadium they took a small step towards retaining their Premier League status for another season.

The fiendish nature of their run-in has been well-documented and Chris Hughton’s team must still face the Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Burnley in their final matches.nfl jerseys for cheap They needed something, anything, to allow them to breathe a little easily after a worrying run of one point from an available 15. This was it.
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The horror of Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace was forgotten as Brighton put their bodies on the line to earn precious reward. The roar from the home crowd at the full-time whistle told its own story. Brighton are eight points clear of third-from-bottom Southampton, although they have played a game more.

Tottenham have a bigger match round the corner in the shape of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United and Mauricio Pochettino appeared to have one eye on it with his team selection. He made six changes from Saturday’s home defeat by Manchester City and omitted Davinson Sánchez and Dele Alli from the squad entirely. He gave Toby Alderweireld his first Premier League action since 28 October and the centre-half was not overly extended.169

However, Pochettino made the point yet again that the league was the priority. The personnel changes, he said, were purely down to fatigue from the City game. “If we win the FA Cup, we are not going to play Champions League,” Pochettino said. “You only do that if you finish in the top four. Today was the most important game.”

For Tottenham it felt like points dropped. Pochettino was entitled to say that his team had “dominated” the game in terms of possession and territory but he was also on the money when he lamented a “lack of aggression” in the final third. They were unable to create sufficient clear-cut chances.

Harry Kane put Spurs in front with his 26th goal of the Premier League season – cheap nfl jerseys his Golden Boot rival, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, has 30 – but Brighton showed their strength of character with an instant riposte through Pascal Gross’s penalty. Hughton had given him the responsibility after a couple of penalty misses this season by Glenn Murray.

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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.

01/27/15  New York Rangers  vs New York Islanders  at  The   Nassau    Coliseum  Uniondale  N.Y. New York Islanders  lead   1-0  after  1 period  of play New York Islanders center John Tavares #91   gets  the  puck  past  New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal #18  in the  1st period  Photos  by Neil Miller  for The N.Y.Post

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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Henrik, Daniel Sedin to retire after 17 years in league

Vancouver Canucks veterans Henrik and Daniel Sedin, 37, will retire after the 2017-18 season, announcing the decision jointly in a letter on the team’s website.

“We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us,” they wrote.

The Sedin twins have been one of the most unique offensive forces in NHL history. The Canucks maneuvered to draft winger Daniel Sedin at No. 2 and center nfl jerseys for cheap Henrik Sedin at No. 3 in the 1999 entry draft out of MoDo Ornskoldsvik in Sweden. They went on to redefine linemate chemistry, appearing to have some sort of sonar to detect the other on the ice with pinpoint passes.

Their dominant play in the offensive zone made “cycle like the Sedins” official hockey shorthand. Together, they anchored the Canucks’ top line and in the process gave a series of wingers some of their best offensive seasons.

Henrik Sedin has 1,068 points (sixth among active players) in 1,327 games, including 828 assists. Daniel Sedin has 1,038 points (seventh among active players) in 1,303 games, including 391 goals. Henrik won the 2009-10 Hart Trophy as League MVP, in part because Daniel was limited to 63 games that season; Daniel finished second in the Hart voting in 2010-11. Both Sedins have an Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s top scorer in a season.

The brothers won Olympic gold in Turin for Sweden in 2006.

Their contracts were up after this season, and speculation was that the Sedins might return to Vancouver on one-year, incentive-laden deals. While they saw their ice time cut this year by new coach Travis Green in favor of the team’s younger stars, the Sedins played effectively: Daniel has 52 points in 78 games, while Henrik has 48 in 79 games. They also relished their roles as veteran mentors.

But the twins decided that while they’re still dedicated to Vancouver, they’ll end their NHL careers as Canucks after the season’s final three games.

“As we’ve said before, Vancouver has become home. This is our family’s home. We plan to be part of this community long after we retire. Vancouver has given us so much and we’ve tried to give everything we have in return. That won’t change,” they wrote. “In the meantime, we still have some games to play, and we still have some work to do.”

The Canucks have fallen on hard times in recent years. They have the second-fewest points in the Western Conference this season, and Vancouver hasn’t made the playoffs since 2014-15. cheap nfl jerseys But the Sedin twins have led the Canucks to the postseason 11 times. The closest they came to winning the Stanley Cup was in 2010-11, when the Canucks lost to the Bruins in seven games.

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How the Vikings crushed free agency

Rick Spielman’s office inside the Minnesota Vikings’ palatial new headquarters looks out over 360,000 square feet of Kentucky bluegrass that last week was blanketed underneath a dense layer of snow.

The sprawling landscape, soon to be the team’s four outdoor practice fields,cheap nfl authentic jerseys  offered an oasis during one of the craziest weeks of the year, a place Minnesota’s general manager could go for a brief respite and minute of clarity among franchise-altering negotiations.

When he wasn’t corralling free agents with the team owners’ private jet or hosting deal-closing dinners, Spielman didn’t venture far from this space, bouncing between his quarters and those of salary-cap master Rob Brzezinski, assistant GM George Paton and the coaches down the hall. This is where he and his front-office team crushed some of the biggest home runs during the first wave of free agency.

The story behind how the Vikings landed Kirk Cousins, the quarterback they believe is the missing piece to this franchise’s quest for its first Super Bowl title, really began two years ago. It’s best explained by how $53 million in cap space not so magically appeared ahead of the 2018 free-agency period, priming the Vikings to strike on a paradigm-shifting deal and still have money leftover to make other power moves — including one that led to defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson’s signing.

But how everything fell into place in a couple of days last week is a byproduct of the franchise refusing to hold anything back when juggling multiple deals at the same time, thriving amid the chaos the front office had meticulously planned as it crafted a strategy to reshape its roster.

“If you don’t get up there and swing at the plate, you’re never going to get a hit,” nfl cheap jerseys Spielman said. “You’re always trying to — I don’t want to say take calculated risks, but you can’t just stay still.”

The Vikings gambled big, and it led them to win free agency. Spielman took ESPN on the journey that redefined his franchise.

Vikings restructure Latavius Murray’s contract entering next wave of free agency

With their biggest offseason priority in the fold after Kirk Cousins inked his three-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $84 million, the Minnesota Vikings can now shift their attention elsewhere and upgrade other positions.74

General manager Rick Spielman hinted that Minnesota wasn’t quite done in free agency, saying the Vikings will “potentially do one or two more things.” A move Thursday evening backed that up when the team restructured the contract of running back Latavius Murray,cheap nfl jerseys multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.

Given the planning by the Vikings’ front office as it relates to the salary cap, Spielman is confident the franchise will have flexibility to work with in coming seasons. Cousins’ 2018 salary comes with a $24 million cap hit, which left Minnesota with just over $26 million to use in free agency and with contract extensions before any restructuring took place.

Murray was at risk of being a cap casualty had he not agreed to a pay cut by 4 p.m. ET Friday, when $5.15 million of his 2018 salary would have become guaranteed; that would have been the sixth-highest cap hit among all running backs. The Vikings could have released Murray, whom they signed to a three-year, $15 million deal last offseason, and freed up about $5 million in cap space had he not restructured, but they worked to keep the 28-year-old in Minnesota’s backfield.

The timing of Murray’s restructuring coincides with the visit of Seattle defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to the Twin Cities. Richardson spent time at the Vikings’ facility in Eagan on Thursday before dining with coaches and management.cheap nfl authentic jerseys The 3-technique spot is one Minnesota hopes to improve this offseason. The Vikings expressed interest in bringing back veteran DT Tom Johnson in a reduced role and are also considering options for reserve tackle Shamar Stephen. Finding interior D-line depth next to nose tackle Linval Joseph is a crucial priority in bolstering the Vikings’ pass rush.

Jamie Carragher suspended by Sky Sports until end of Premier League season

Jamie Carragher has been suspended from his role as an analyst at Sky Sports until the end of the Premier League season, the television network announced on Wednesday.

Carragher was suspended indefinitely earlier this week after a video emerged of the former cheap nike nfl jersey Liverpool defender spitting towards Andy Hughes’ car following Liverpool’s defeat at Manchester United, with the spit hitting Hughes’ 14-year-old daughter.49

In a statement, Sky Sports said it has taken the decision to bench the 40-year-old pundit following an internal review of the incident.

“Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again,” it said.

“Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role.”

“We have been feeling under siege. It has been really worrying,” said Hughes, 42, from north Wales. “I have received threats, death threats and all kinds of abuse, and I don’t know how to deal with it. I worry for my daughter’s safety, I really do.”

Edmund King, the president of British motoring association AA, said recording the incident on Saturday was a criminal offence itself and felt both drivers “perhaps need road safety refresher courses.”

Explaining why he decided to record the cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale incident while driving, Hughes said: “When you see someone off the telly, you get a bit giddy.

“As he was ex-Liverpool as well, I thought I would just have a bit of banter about the result. I just wanted to have a laugh with him because he comes across as a very amiable guy.”

Carragher said he has spoken to the family and apologised for what he labelled “a moment of madness.”

Marc-Andre Fleury records career win No. 400

It was a night of milestones in the NHL on Monday night.

While Alex Ovechkin was scoring career goal No. 600 in Washington, Marc-Andre Fleury was busy doing work in Philadelphia to become the 13th goalie in NHL history to record 400 career wins.

He did it by stopping 38 of the 40 shots he faced in a 3-2 win over the Flyers to help Vegas extend its lead in the Pacific Division.nfl jerseys cheap china Twenty-eight of Fleury’s career wins have come against the Flyers, the team he has beaten the second most times in his career (he has defeated the New York Rangers 31 times).

Ryan Carpenter‘s goal late in the third period broke a 2-2 tie to give Fleury the offensive support he needed for the win.38

William Karlsson also continued his stunning season for Vegas by scoring his 36th goal of the season in the win.

From the moment the Golden Knights received Fleury from the Penguins as part of the expansion draft process he was expected to be one of the core building blocks for the first year team. When healthy he has probably exceeded expectations by putting together one of the best seasons of his career.

Given that he is now a member of the 400-win club and been a part of three Stanley Cup winning teams custom nfl jerseys cheap, that is no small accomplishment.

For the Flyers, the loss continues their recent slide that has seen them drop six out of their past seven games.