Ten of the 12 games Sunday went under the total.

“The Bears made our day,” Salmons of the Westgate said. “Everything was on Atlanta. For us to have a good day, we had to have the Bears.”

Underdogs cooled off in the late games, with all four favorites covering the spread, capped by the Dallas Cowboys’ 19-3 win over the New York Giants. Roughly two hours before kickoff, the MGM sportsbooks took a six-figure bet on the Cowboys -4. Shortly after, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was ruled out and the point spread shot to Dallas -6 at several sportsbooks.

“The afternoon games did not go as nicely as the morning games,” a manager for Caesars Palace sportsbook told ESPN in an email.

Ten of the 12 games Sunday went under the total.

Roberts personally interviewed Elliott’s former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, by whom the Cowboys running back was accused of domestic violence. Roberts told the NFL about her findings but the league chose not to include them in its final report and suspension letter on Aug. 11, per the Star-Telegram.

Also, a fellow NFL investigator — Lisa Friel, the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, reportedly barred Roberts from attending a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Cheap Cycling Jerseys where Friel recommended a six-game suspension for Elliott to Goodell and other NFL executives.

Roberts’ recommendation of no suspension was essentially ignored and she was not Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys involved in the decision-making of the suspension despite playing a big role in the 13-month investigation.

I like this the best [because] you are trying to put the QB down.

The only major injury question the Packers had heading into the opener was right tackle Bryan Bulaga who sustained a right ankle injury in practice on Aug. 23. But Bulaga was able to practice Wednesday, in a limited fashion, and all signs suggest he will be good to go against the Seahawks. The Packers had 52 of their 53 players on the practice field. The only one who wasn’t was defensive tackle Quinton Dial, who signed with the Packers on Tuesday and is expected at practice Thursday.

Wide receivers Corey Davis (hamstring) and Eric Decker (ankle) are expected to play against the Raiders after missing most of the preseason. Coach Mike Mularkey said Davis, who said his hamstring is about 90 percent, will be used in “specific situations” rather than receive full reps in his first NFL game. Starting cornerback LeShaun Sims suffered a groin injury that forced him to miss practice Wednesday and leaves his status for Sunday’s game uncertain. Left tackle Taylor Lewan sprained his ankle Wednesday, but he’s expected to go.

That’s ridiculous. And I like this the best [because] you are trying to put the QB down.

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas returned to the practice field Wednesday after being held out for several days because of a groin injury he suffered in the Aug. 26 preseason game. Thomas will play in the regular-season opener against the Chargers, and coach Vance Joseph said Thomas “looked great.” Joseph said outside linebacker Cheap Basketball Jerseys Shaquil Barrett, who missed much of the offseason program because of a hip injury, should be ready to play in the opener as well. Barrett’s availability will help the Broncos deal Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys with Shane Ray’s absence. Ray will open the season on injured reserve (wrist) and is not expected to play until Oct. 30 when the Broncos face the Chiefs.

Irving could eventually join the Knicks when his free agency rears around in 2019.

Kyrie Irving may very well want to head back up north, but the fact remains his trade destination is out of his hands. He holds the card of deciding whether or not to re-sign with a team when his contract runs its course in 2019 (or 2020 depending on his option), but the Cavaliers can be very thorough throughout Cheap Jerseys And Hats From China this trade process.

The Knicks don’t have much to offer, and unless they get a third team into the mix, it’s unlikely Irving ends up in New York. For that reason, the Knicks have a 15 percent chance at landing Irving this summer — the same amount as Carmelo Anthony’s trade kicker.

Irving could eventually join the Knicks when his free agency rears around in 2019. But until then, his fate is out of his hands. And when you request a trade with no spades in your hand, you’re almost certain to get cut.

The timing is just off all around. The trade isn’t going to happen this offseason, not when the Grizzlies have to shape out their roster and play games before they can begin to evaluate their direction.

But that also means Gasol, who is 32 years old, will only get older. The Celtics, who are set up to compete right now and into the future, can stand pat and not skip a beat. They may not be as competitive as they’d like against Cleveland, but LeBron James can’t play basketball forever (we think).

Plus, once the Celtics get by the Cavaliers, as Mannix points out, their next step is competing against the Warriors. Gasol isn’t going to help them do that at this age with his lack of mobility.

The next steps for Boston will come organically. They’ll compete for Cheap Jerseys Bike titles because of the talent they draft and their smart moves in free agency. As more time passes, it makes less and less sense to make a trade for Gasol.

NBA Summer League scores 2017: Lakers beat Trail Blazers to win championship

The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Summer League championship on Monday, taking down the Portland Trail Blazers in a decisive 110-98 victory for the crown. It was a gratifying end to a pre-preseason that began with back-to-back losses.

With Lonzo Ball out, nursing minor groin and calf injuries for the summer’s final game, Kyle Kuzma stole the show. The Utah product laid claim to the Summer League Finals MVP award, scoring 30 points in 35 minutes on 11-of-16 shooting (6-of-10 on threes) along with 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers to their first-ever summertime championship.

This is the look of a man who was expecting a birthday cake and then realized he got a foam tower covered in candy. Don’t get me wrong, there are some delicious looking things here. Chocolate-dipped fruits, small tarts, what appear to be pretzels. It’s a crowd-pleaser, I understand.

It just doesn’t please the one man that matters.

You study this structure and work out what you CAN eat on it for so long that you miss the fact there are two chefs standing behind it. TWO. 2. It took a team to make this. Two souls full of life experiences and expertise felt this was the best way to honor one of the most important basketball players in your nation’s history.

In Chicago he had a run-in with cake, too, except it was deep-dish pizza — and his take on it was bad.

“I’ve tried it. I’m not a fan of this deep dish pizza. To me, it’s just a cake of melted cheese. I like the thin-crusted pizzas better.”
A cake of melted cheese sounds heavenly. Not sure Cheap Infant Jerseys what the problem is honestly. Have a happy birthday, Pau. Maybe one day you’ll get Cheap Islanders Jerseys the cake you deserve.

Kyrie Irving says Cavs are ‘in a peculiar place.’ Here’s what he might mean

Kyrie Irving has recently asked the Cavs for a trade, according to a report that came out Friday afternoon.

The Cavaliers aren’t in the best place heading into the 2017-18 season, and Kyrie Irving knows it.

“It’s fun right now in the East,” said Coach Curt Miller. “There are a lot of young faces in this league that are poised to be the faces of the future, and a lot of those reside in the East. Really excited to be a part of that.”

Finally, Seattle’s sweetheart, Bird, posted 11 assists—meaning she now adds the record for most assists in an all-star game to her already dazzling resume.

While it’s easy to chalk today’s game up to the timeless theme of experience vs. youth, this game represented much more of a passing of the torch and a lens into the future than it did a battle for bragging rights between bitter rivals.

The veterans of the West, undoubtedly, relished the chance Cheap Hats And Jerseys to give their younger counterparts in the East a lesson in the law, but Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale it also gave them a rare opportunity to impart the legacy—on and off the basketball court—that they are relying on these next-gen stars to carry on in their absence down the road.

Simmons broke out at the most opportune time for a championship organization last season, averaging 13 points in the second round against the Rockets and 15 points in the conference finals against the Warriors.

Simmons, who will be 28 when the season starts, is older for a third-year guard, but he showed he’s just entering his prime as a slashing guard for the Spurs last season. San Antonio may match any offer sheet he’s signed to, as long as it’s not egregious.

Caleb Swanigan’s ‘balls to the walls’ ethos has Blazers coaches comparing him to Draymond Green

When Caleb Swanigan was growing up, bouncing between Utah and Indiana, he wanted to model his game after players like Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, and Dennis Rodman — players who had the mentality to win every possession and left everything on the floor.

But Portland’s Summer League coach Jim Moran has a different comp in mind for the versatile 6’9” big man with ranging skill sets on both ends: Draymond Green.

No, Swanigan is not the NBA’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year. He’s not the most versatile defender in the history of the NBA, nor is he a game-changing playmaker capable of running an NBA offense on his own.

Not yet.

But what he is is a relentless rebounder with a workhorse motor — “balls to the wall” is what he calls it. It’s how he made a name for himself, averaging more than 12 boards per game to win Big Ten Player of the Year at Purdue last season. And time after time during the Trail Blazers’ matchup against the Spurs on Tuesday, he showed he’s much more than an elite glass cleaner.

It reminds you of The Creation of Adam, and the chaos behind Nerlens Noel is just so typical of a baroque-era painting. I tweeted it, expecting it to amuse maybe 20 people enough for them to “like” it. Instead, as of post time, almost 900 people chose to click that heart.

Clearly, the internet wants more sports photos that look like Cheap Football Practice Jerseys renaissance paintings. I polled SB Nation’s staff, and here’s what we came up with.

SB Nation social producer Mark Hinog suggested Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys John Daly celebrating a win while a streaker does his thing behind him.

Any time your immediate competition adds a superstar and you do nothing in response, that’s a loss.

Are the Celtics favorites to beat the Cavaliers in a seven-game series? That’s a negative. But the series will be infinitely more competitive than last year’s five-game dispatch of Boston in the conference finals. And if you’re a Cleveland team playing for a championship, the last thing you want to do is spend energy beating a conference foe.

They’re going to need that energy to avoid getting swept by the Warriors, anyway.

Because Ball is the talk of the basketball world. From his quirky jumper to the shoes he wears, everyone eats up Ball content. (Our traffic confirms this). Ball’s second game against the Celtics was the first sellout in Summer League’s history. Plus, he’s a Laker. That sells anywhere.

We still don’t know what the right price is for the Ball family. Maybe Big Baller Brand is still seeking a partnership. Maybe Ball will settle for a bigger endorsement deal. Maybe it’s still $1 billion for the family. It could still be outrageous.

But as this process has continues, Ball’s popularity has only continued to rise. Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas will have to at least take a peak to see if the Ball family’s ask is in the ballpark. It would be irresponsible not to.

Many are overreacting to Ball’s summer league performances, but that actually gives the companies even more reason to invest in Ball. If he drives this much interest Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike during Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China Summer League, the intensity will only increase in the regular season. If the Lakers make the playoffs — a humongous, very unlikely if this year — Staples Center may explode.

Rob Manfred wonders if the bats are causing all those homers

Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day. Trying to find all of it while on your way to work or sitting at your desk just isn’t easy. It’s OK, though. We’re going to do the heavy lifting for you each morning and find the things you need to see from within the SB Nation baseball network, as well as from elsewhere. Please hold your applause until the end, or at least until after you subscribe to the newsletter.

The Rockies and D-Backs have a better record than every non-Dodgers team this season except for Astros (71-40) and the Nationals (66-44). They’re percentage points ahead of the AL East-leading Red Sox. Arizona, holder of the second wild card thanks to Colorado’s half-game lead, is 5.5 up on the Brewers, who are next in line for the postseason spot. The Blue Jays are five games back of the second AL wild card, the Tigers six back, and they have six and seven teams ahead in between them, respectively.

Neither Colorado nor Arizona has been dominant like the Dodgers, but with the way things are going, you might be able to say that about all but a few teams in the history of the game when 2017 is over. Still, the Rockies are succeeding despite negative contributions from key players like Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story, while the D-Backs have quietly scored 114 more runs than they’ve allowed and should have the second-best record in the NL based on that differential.

At the same time the NL is giving us much of the same — the Nats, Cubs, and Cheap Custom Jerseys Dodgers are all potentially headed to the playoffs again — we’re also getting the Rockies and D-Backs. And the Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Brewers, just 1.5 back of the Cubs, still have a great chance of making it three new postseason teams come October.

Every day is dinger day in MLB, but there’s only one Home Run Derby

Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day. Trying to find all of it while on your way to work or sitting at your desk just isn’t easy. It’s OK, though. We’re going to do the heavy lifting for you each morning and find the things you need to see from within the SB Nation baseball network, as well as from elsewhere. Please hold your applause until the end, or at least until after you subscribe to the newsletter.

Happy Home Run Derby day, y’all! Sure, we see homers constantly in our day-to-day lives, at least from April through October, but something about the Derby is different. And this holds true even in today’s game, where we’ve had multiple studies in the past few weeks saying that the baseballs are different and causing more homers more often, even forcing a response from Major League Baseball on the subject.

What no one in Los Angeles wants to think about right now is that neither of the Mariners or Cubs won the World Series in their respective record years, and Seattle didn’t even make it to the Fall Classic before being eliminated.

That’s not to say Devers is going to go Miguel Cabrera on AL pitching or anything, but it’s a reminder that making room for a bat in the lineup, glove be damned, is something Dombrowski has been willing to do in the past if he thinks that the overall outcome is a positive.

The good news for the Nationals is that they just filled two spots in their bullpen with one trade, nabbing Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle for Blake Treinen and last year’s second- and third-round picks. The two relievers have combined for 70 strikeouts and eight walks in 60 innings, which vaults them immediately Cheap Bruins Jerseys to the top of the bullpen depth chart. And, considering that the trade didn’t devastate their farm Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys system, they can still afford to make another deal.

The A’s are going to trade Sonny Gray

The Athletics are going to trade Sonny Gray, and the only question left at this stage is about which team he’ll be traded to. The non-waiver trade deadline is less than two weeks away, so we know whatever the move is, it’ll happen soon. It would probably be easier to figure out which team is the most likely one to get Gray if a fifth of the league wasn’t linked to him, though.

ESPN’s Buster Olney lists the Brewers, Cubs, Braves, Indians, Astros, and Yankees as potential suitors for Gray, who Olney wrote about first in his column of players who will — emphasis his — be traded. Bob Nightengale reports that the Brewers “may be the most aggressive team pursuing Gray,” which makes sense given they’re trying to fend off the defending champion Cubs and are in desperate need of another starter given injuries to Chase Anderson and Junior Guerra.

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However, though the Korean Baseball Organization sometimes has trouble matching MLB in talent, it has never had trouble beating the league in (whispers so former players can’t hear) fun. MLB could always use some more of it, and maybe that means borrowing from some of the competitions that wrapped up on Saturday in Daegu, South Korea.

The story of the Nationals before the season was “great roster, suspect Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys bullpen.” It wasn’t a secret. And this season has been a tale of a great roster and a suspect bullpen. While Cheap Baseball Jerseys that seems like a sad tale, it’s not.