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It’s a Matter of Time Before Gleyber Torres Joins the New York Yankees

TAMPA, FL – MARCH 11: Gleyber Torres #81 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 11, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) TAMPA, FL – MARCH 11: Gleyber Torres #81 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 11, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) It’s...

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The future for Connor McGregor

Connor McGregor, 30years old is a professional mixed martial artist and boxer of Irish descent. He is a former (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. He is an iconic figure in his homeland, and his popularity and fortune rose in and during the time he fought Floyd Mayweather. However, in spite his achievements, he has also found himself in controversies in recent time. We look at the future of Connor McGregor, with special emphasis on his controversies, surgeon in the film industry and endorsement deals. Controversies. Connor is wrath with controversies. The most recent two are the incident at Bellator 187 (November 10, 2017) and the bus attack at UFC 223 Media Day event where he attacked a bus that was carrying Nurmagomedov, broke the window of the moving bus and threw objects at the occupants of the bus, while aiming at Numagomedov. After turning himself to the Police for questioning, McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. He was later released on a $50,000 bail until June 14. Film Industry. His surgeon to the film world has seen him release documentaries about himself and his battles. Some of which are Connor McGregor: The Notorious (2017), Ultimate Fighter (2015), The 13th Jockey (2017) and video games Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016). There’s still a lot for him to achieve in the movie industry. And Connor can build a successful...

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals: First Round Series Preview

The first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs will see two Metropolitan Division giants face off in the series between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets. These two teams have had very different seasons in 2017-18 with the Capitals virtually being a playoff lock all year and the Blue Jackets having to jump multiple hurdles throughout the season. The Capitals have experienced yet another solid regular season in 2017-18. They have won the Metropolitan Division for the third season in a row. Despite their success in the regular season, however, they have not been able to translate...

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Connor Williams Is a Match for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings offensive line struggles are long and well documented. Despite major improvement last year with the additions of tackles Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers in free agency last season and center Pat Elflein in the last draft, the offensive line has remained the Vikings consensus top need among fans and analysts. Everyone has their favorite match for the Vikings, whether it be Isaiah Wynn or Billy Price. Perhaps the most overlooked has been former Texas Longhorns star Connor Williams and his tackle flexibility. Most consider guard to be the position the Vikings are mostly like to attack early in the draft. Holding the 30th overall pick,...

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Connor Williams is a match for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings offensive line struggles are long and well documented. Despite major improvement last year with the additions of tackles Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers in free agency last season and center Pat Elflein in the last draft, offensive line has remained the Vikings consensus top need among fans and analysts. Everyone has their favorite match for the Vikings, whether it be Isaiah Wynn or Billy Price. Perhaps the most overlooked has been former Texas Longhorns star Connor Williams and his tackle flexibility. Most consider guard to be the position the Vikings are mostly like to attack early in the draft. Holding the 30th overall pick, prospects...

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Fantasy Football Impact for Sam Darnold

The 2018 NFL Draft features a deep group of talented quarterbacks, several of which project as multi-year NFL starters. With at least four quarterbacks expecting to be selected in the first round, let’s take a closer look at their potential fantasy football impact. We will start with USC sophomore, Sam Darnold. Still just 20-years-old, Darnold projects as the safest of all the quarterback prospects, with strong potential as a long-term NFL starter. Best Fit:  Cleveland Browns It is impossible to get a safer spot for Darnold than the first overall pick. If the Cleveland Browns indeed select him first...

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Who Will Get Relegated from the English Premier League This Year?

With just 10 or so games left to play in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, there are still around 14 sides that could face the drop if they’re not careful. Usually, teams fighting for relegation attempt to get 40 points, as that’s usually the safety number for teams to survive. 14 teams don’t have that number yet, so it’s going to be a hugely exciting, and probably disappointing season for fans across the country between now and the end of the season. Let’s have a look at some of the teams that will likely get relegated if they don’t change their fortunes around. Royalty Free Photo West Bromwich Albion – 20th West Brom have hit bottom in recent weeks and they look all but out of the Premier League unless a miracle happens. They are going to rely hugely on the teams above them to make mistakes but also, they’ll still need to do battle with some of the teams in the top six to ensure they survive. It’s not looking likely for the midlands outfit, but if Alan Pardew can infuse a bit of motivation and ensure his players heads don’t drop, they could do something incredible and avoid the drop. As of now though, they look like they’re going to have a tough time staying in the league with the elite. Stoke City – 19th Stoke have...

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Tennessee Titans – Last Word on Pro Football

Tennessee Titans – Last Word on Pro FootballBlaine Gabbert Signs With Tennessee TitansTennessee Titans Set to Win with New PersonnelReport: Dion Lewis Signs with the Tennessee TitansDeMarco Murray Released by Tennessee TitansNFL Running Back Changes for 2018 – AFC South EditionMike Vrabel Rounds Out Tennessee Titans Coaching StaffTennessee Titans Off-season RoadmapMike Vrabel a Solid Hire for the Tennessee TitansTennessee Titans Hire Mike Vrabel as Head CoachTennessee Titans 2017 Season Reviewhttp://lastwordonprofootball.com Fri, 06 Apr 2018 01:27:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 http://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/03/28/blaine-gabbert-signs/ http://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/03/28/blaine-gabbert-signs/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:12:29 +0000 http://lwosonnfl.ms.lastwordonsports.com/?p=39856 The Tennessee Titans have found a backup quarterback. They have...

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Jordan Matthews Signs With New England Patriots

BUFFALO, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Jordan Matthews #87 of the Buffalo Bills during NFL game action against the New Orleans Saints at New Era Field on November 12, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Jordan Matthews‘ time with the Buffalo Bills was invariably brief. The 25-year-old wide receiver signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Patriots are signing former Bills’ WR Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal, per source. Healthy now, so could be a real factor. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2018 Matthews originally came to the...

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New York Jets – Last Word on Pro Football

New York Jets – Last Word on Pro FootballThe Necessary Versatility of Quincy EnunwaGrading the New York Jets Free Agency MovesNew York Jets Sign Terrelle PryorJosh McCown’s Contract is Perfect for the New York JetsMinnesota Vikings Agree to Terms With Sheldon RichardsonMorris Claiborne Returning to New York JetsAustin Seferian-Jenkins Signing With Jacksonville JaguarsReport: Muhammad Wilkerson to Sign With Green Bay Packershttp://lastwordonprofootball.com Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:33:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 http://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/03/29/quincy-enunwa-versatility/ http://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/03/29/quincy-enunwa-versatility/#respond Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:04:49 +0000 http://lwosonnfl.ms.lastwordonsports.com/?p=41104 The New York Jets recently acquired Terrelle Pryor, solidifying their targets for whoever will be throwing passes in the...

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3 Great Things About Snow

Is it gone, yet? While many of us are pleading for the arrival of spring, it’s not here, yet. Depending on where you live, you might have a few more weeks left of winter. In fact, you might have piles of white outside your door right now. When we were kids, we loved snow. We’d trek outside, throw snowballs, make snowmen, and go sledding. Snow meant snow days. It meant playing in crunchy white magic and coming in for hot cocoa afterwards. Now that we’re all grown up, however, snow doesn’t seem so great. Snow means driving through sludge...

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Blaine Gabbert Signs With Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have found a backup quarterback. They have agreed to a two-year deal with Blaine Gabbert worth $4 million. Gabbert replaces the departed Matt Cassel. Titans are signing former Cardinals’ QB Blaine Gabbert. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 27, 2018 Gabbert signed a one-year deal with the Cards to back up Drew Stanton and the now-retired Carson Palmer. Gabbert would go on to start five games for Arizona due to injuries to both Stanton and Palmer. In those five games, Gabbert would complete 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,086 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions, with a 71.9 quarterback...

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Get an umpire’s take on cricket controversy

https://www.cricket.com.au/-/media/Brightcove/Cricket-Australia/2018/3/24/Bancroft-charged-Smith-admits-ball-tampering-ploy-still.ashx The biggest news of the last few weeks in the sporting world has been the high-profile ball-tampering scandal which began at a test-match in South Africa. Cricketers have been accused of deliberately making the rough side of a cricket ball rougher, a trick which can give the bowler an advantage over his opposition. Cameron Bancroft admitted to used yellow tape with grit on it as a kind of homemade sandpaper to tamper with the ball, and the incident has since blown up. Captain Steve Smith has also admitted to conduct “of a serious nature that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, according to a statement from governing body the ICC. It’s one of the biggest sporting scandals to surface in years, even as players and pundits suggest that the tactic may not be unusual. One commentator said, “Lots of players and teams are trying to rough up this side of the ball, some using tactics that are legal, some using tactics that aren’t. On this occasion, the Australian cricketers got caught.” It’s the sort of discussion that’s fascinating for the true cricket fan, with former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan saying: “Surely this moment was the time to set a precedent. All the team should be penalised.” With such a spirited debate underway, what better person to comment than Dickie Bird, one of the most famous...

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E.J. Gaines Signs With Cleveland Browns

BUFFALO, NY – OCTOBER 22: E.J. Gaines #28 of the Buffalo Bills looks on as he warms up before the start of NFL game action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Era Field on October 22, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) E.J. Gaines is on the move after a lone season with the Buffalo Bills. The Cleveland Browns announced that they signed Gaines to a new deal on Friday. It’s the latest in a series of moves by the team aimed at improving the secondary. Cleveland acquired Damarious Randall in a trade that sent...

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E.J. Manuel Re-Signs With Oakland Raiders

E.J. Manuel is remaining with the Silver and Black. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday afternoon that the Oakland Raiders have re-signed the 28-year-old quarterback. Manuel joined the team on a one-year, $800,000 deal last off-season. The #Raiders announced the signing of reserve QB EJ Manuel. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2018 Manuel served as a backup to Raiders incumbent starter Derek Carr last season. But he was thrust into the spotlight after Carr suffered a transverse process back fracture in Week Four against the Denver Broncos. Manuel played the remainder of that game and subsequently got the start...

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Deonte Thompson Signs With Dallas Cowboys

Deonte Thompson parlayed 2017, the most productive season of his NFL career, into a fairly hefty raise. The 29-year-old wide receiver signed with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, per his agent who initially announced it on Twitter. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that he’s inking a one-year deal worth $2.5 million and also receiving a $1 million signing bonus. The #Cowboys signed WR Deonte Thompson, per agent @davidcanter. He gets 1-year, $2.5M with a $1M signing bonus. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2018 Thompson was initially with the Chicago Bears in 2017. He played five regular season...

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Eagles vs. England

The Philadelphia Eagles recently took out the prestigious Super Bowl Championship, solidifying their reputation as one of the NFL’s powerhouse teams. But how do the top dogs in the NFL compare to the best team in Rugby Union, the England Rugby team? Though they’re totally different games, being the favorite contact sport of each country, they’re often compared to one another. Both their home stadiums are huge, with Lincoln Financial Field holding 69,176 and Twickenham Stadium at a capacity of 82,000, and their dedicated fan bases more than justify those huge numbers. Each team has an average height of 6’2”, and both their tallest players, Will Beatty for the Eagles and Courtney Lawes for England Rugby, measure up to an impressive 6’6”. In terms of weight, the two teams differ quite a bit. The Eagles average 240lb and their heaviest player, Brandon Brooks is a brawny 332lb. England Rugby, who are often referred to as the Three Lions, weigh in substantially lighter with an average of 227lb with their heaviest player, Mako Vunipola sitting at 267lb, quite a bit less than Brooks. The Three Lions’ lighter weight pool might aid their faster speed, with their speediest player, Jonny May, averaging 23.4mph compared to the Eagles Nelson Agholor who averages 21.9mph. The UK team have scored double the points in a single match than the USA team has, 134 is...

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How to Select The Right Bookie For You

The online betting market is absolutely on fire at the moment and there are a huge amount of bookies which you can choose from in order to carry out your sports bets. Of course, each of these sites has their own benefits and disadvantages but the key is to find the right betting site for you, based on your requirements. There are al kinds of details which you should be on the look out for, details which make the whole process of gambling much more fun, and far more efficient. In terms of looking for the best betting site, here are some of the features which you should be looking for. In-Play/ Cashing Out One of my favourite, and most profitable features on betting sites is the chance to bet in-play, as the game is taking place. I love this because you can really get a feel for the game before you place any bets. Another feature which I love, a feature which those that offer in-play betting also offer, is the chance to cash your bet out. If you haven’t heard of cash out, it is basically an opportunity for you to take a lower amount of winnings, depending on how your bets are panning out, perfect if it is 1-0 to the team you backed, entering into the last very minutes. Not all companies offer this, so...

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What Are The Most Exciting Sports To Bet On?

The world of online gaming is one of the hottest industries in the world right now, with thousands of people gambling on many sporting events and markets each and every day. Such is the popularity of online gambling, there are pretty much no sports out there which you can’t bet on, and whatever time of day it is, there is a very strong possibility that you can find some action, and try to make some money. So which are the most exciting sporting events to bet on? Let’s take a look. Football Football is single handedly the most popular sport to bet on and this is because of the sheer amount of excitement and upsets which we see on a weekly basis. The most popular league where people bet is the English Premier League, a league which has ups and downs on a regular basis, giving you some great odds to find for your bets, across a huge range of markets. You can bet on the EPL and other leagues around the world with ease from an online betting company, from the Jamaican 3rd division to the Japanese J-League, whatever league you fancy, there is a market for it. Boxing/UFC Betting on fighting has also grown greatly in popularity in recent years, and thanks to this popularity there are now more markets to bet on than ever before. Within...

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How the Right Sports Apparel, Equipment and Safety Gear Make You a Better Athlete

From apparel and uniforms to safety gear and equipment, what you wear when you play sports can have a major impact on your ability to play the game and do so safely. Sure, when you’re horsing around with friends and family in a backyard or playground, you might ditch the gear for some sweats and a tee shirt, but when you’re on the field – everything changes. Whether you play basketball, baseball, football, or soccer, if you love what you do than dressing the part to boost your performance and protect yourself should be a top priority. It’s Fashionable Athletes today love to look good and stand out despite wearing the same uniforms and apparel as their teammates. Take baseball for instance. While all players are required to wear their uniforms and helmets, famous players will go above and beyond to be different on the field. Given a little leeway to showcase their uniqueness from the team, many wonder ‘where can I buy baseball socks for boys?’ As wearing stirrups with the team logo or investing in colorful cleats, for example, gives them the distinction they’re looking for.   It Boosts Confidence In all facets of life, when you look good, you feel good. When draped in stylish sports apparel and/or uniforms, athletes tend to be more confident on the field. Think about it. When you purchase a new...

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