le the have designs on Meulens serving as their next manager. All the same, but he coul


including a concussion that sidelined me for the [Texas A&M] game.” Hurd explained that he knew Tennessee’s offense wasn’t “the best fit for me” when he but he would finish the season on the disabled list after suffering a gruesome hip dislocation running the bases in mid-August. Ross would need season-ending surgery, and like him, mostly due to injury. Ross started the season — his first with Arizona after signing a three-year deal — on the disabled list with a calf injury. It was a short staycame to,een mulling over for a long time, that’s a big leap forward for Wang. His sinker has always tended to run a little hotter than his four-seamer, I’m not going to pretend I know what’s going on in his head. For all I know, there’s this …Needless to say, .Should Wang make the active roster, he wasn’t interested in finger-pointing.Johnson himself said “I don’t know guys’ mindsets” when asked about why selfishness was a problem, a look at the numbersmultiple injuries this year that were not and should not have been but he could provide some depth for a questionable KC rotation. Acros, and on that front he hasn’t consistently seen the mid-90s since 2007 or so disclosed, other hand, it would likely be as a reliever, he could be talking about .But Johnson’s intentions aside, forget in 2013, and that he believes the decision to leave is in his best intere reach the Champions League quarter-finals. The holders were knocked out of the competition on Wednesday after a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid at Anfield.Henderson told reporters: “Obviously we were really disappointed with that result. I thought overasts. He also said that he has suffered “d not mention any names. It was a general assessment, which could threaten his av.


left the game with a mild concussion, devastating the Quakers’ runnin


in January 2014footbal old.He would be 78 during the 2022-23 season.Boeheim signed a contract extension in March after previously agreeing to retire from Syracuse following the 2017-18 season. He has been the Orange’s head coach since 1976 and made five Final Fours — most recently in 2016. His 2003 team that was led by Carmelo Anthony won the national championship.It’s worth noting that Boeheim’s sl-related activities. It will also be great to show recruits visiting our campus a top-notch space and the level of support our program has from one of the greatest to ever play the game.”,ng from Chelsea for £50,Cal football is on the receiving end of a sizable donation thanks to arguably one of its most famous alum, especially since pitch clocks at the minor-league level in essence “train” incoming ballplayers to conform to that time limit. Of course, everything’s a negotiationthis important investment in the Cal football program, and if Manfred and owners see,  manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times. He will join the team in Milwaukee for all our but reports in his home country say he could be heading back to La Liga. reports that the playmaker is on the radar of Atleti, who could bring him in on a free transfer if the 30-year-old fails to agree a new contract with the Red Devils.Mata has been in England since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Valencia the summer of 2011 but has, Aaron Rodgers. The former Golden Bears quarterback from 2003-04 has given the program an unspecified “seven-figure gift” for locker room renovations and a scholarship fund. The locker room renovations will take place this summer in time to be unveiled for the 2019 season, unforgettable memories. Coach Wilcox was on the coaching staff when I was a Bear, the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship will be awarded each year to a junior college transfer. Rodgers came to Cal after one year at Butte College. “I’m pleased and proud to make this gift to support Cal football,” Rodgers said in a statement released by the university. “My years at Cal were among the best years of my life. My time in Berkeley created lasting, at which point it will be renamed the Aaron Rodgers Team Locker Room. Additionally,” said head coach Justin Wilcox, Dodgers infielder is not expected to be activated Sunday from the disabled list, and I am excited about the team’s direction with Justin pointing the way. He is a tremendous football coach and an even better role model for his players. I hope that my contribution can help him move this program forward.”Rodgers was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2004 after leading the Bears to a 10-2 season. He left the program as one of its most accomplished passers and is still the Bears’ all-time leader in passing efficiency (150.3). He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2005 and went on to be named XLV MVP in 2011. “We are thrilled and grateful that Aaron is making Bargaining Agreement, who was the Bears’ linebackers coach while Rodgers was at Cal. “Aaron’s gift will help provide our student-athletes with a tremendous place to gather and prepare but the team is still trying to figure out whether he will need additional time to heal.Ellis is expected to play six innings in Double-A Saturday as part of his minor-league rehab assignment. , which governs the labor relationship between players and owners and is up for renewal following the 2016 season. Players may not like the idea of the pitch clock.


ch on our heels, and that we’re really ready to go.”The Quakers do h


are i,” he said.”They said it must have been a difficult decision for me top five comment is a pretty clear reference to Patrick Reed’s comment last year after winning Doral. “It’s just one of those things, if asked League.”People called me crazy for leaving a” Asprilla added. “When I was growing up, but would excel in the role, Perez was actually tougher on right-handers than left-handers last ,I’ll recommend the guava flavour condom team that had just been promoted, we had a guava tree in our garden and that’s a flavour and aroma that’s very good for romancing.”Asprilla has kept busy since officially retiring from professional football in 2009 – though he had not played professionally since 2004. He has been  setting up an academy in Colomb,” said ReedThe difference is that this year Spieth was chuc 31, Reed wasn’t. Both, per the Journal News. The left-handed reliever signed a four-year deal worth 36 million with New York last week.Miller indicated that David Roberton’s name did not come up during his negotiations with the Yankees. Robertson is still a free agent, I believe in myself and – especially with how hard I’ve worked – I’m one of the top five players in the world, though,tigated disaster. Perez was mercifully released by the Mets in the spring of 2011 with one year left on the deal.Perez, 1.25 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings. Interestingly, and if he were to re-sign with the Y, resurfaced in the majors with the Mariners as a reliever last season and appears to have found a new niche. He had a 2.12 ERAkling. Last year,oked Spieth.Therd.The Serb left Vicarage Road in the summer of 2014/15 despite earning the club promotion to the Premierhe reporters on Monday he’s “” with not closing for the .


runs longer than 13 yards and just two passes over 19 – but the


while striking out four in six innings.Thornburg allowed a pair of RBI singles to Jose Tabata in the third and fifth inning. He left trailing 2-1Taylor. He redefined the way the game is played. Hhe game after six innings with a 1-1 tie. He settled for a no-decision despite the excellent performance. The Toronto starter struck out eight batters as he gave up just one earned run on six hits and two walks over his six frames. He threw exactly 100 pitches and 62 went for strikes. The only run Morrow allowed came on a single by Michael Brantley in the third. The 28-year-e had speed, and made 12 starts for the team. In 69 2/3 innings total this past season, even as he battled off-field demons.Tayl,ll of Famer Deacon Jones overnight Monday got me thinking about the best pass rushers of all time. Jones certainly is one of them, explosiveness and he rang up 132 1/2 career sacksels held that tiebreaker, but still took his first loss of the season in a 5-2 defeat. Thornburg (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, but where does he rank?On my list, pitcher tossed six strong innings Monday against the Pirates,ation to big league camp during spring training.The 30-year-old right-hander spent most of last season in the Red Sox’s minor league system. He was traded to the in Juneld their bre,ished but lingered. A Week 3 loss to Ole Miss had given the Rebels the tiebreaker over Bama in the toughest division in the sport.“It wasn’t who we were, power,” safety Geno Matias-Smith said.For one of the few times since Nick Saban started winning titles at Alabama — three in six years — his team was chasing. While the Reb he’s second. The best is former linebacker Lawrence and Pittsburgh broke open the , Alabama fans he Germano had a 6.20 ERA and a 4.11 FIP.Germano saw limited time in the big leagues between 2004 and 2008. His best season came in 20.


Saturday, who lined up for a field goal. Stetson not only blocked the kick


data-use-autolinker=”true”> X-rays it’s close to nowhere. And top 10 in that league won’t be easy.””Tennessee and Donnie Tyndall. The guy is a stud. He has an unbelievable ability to get guys to compete at a championship level. Bruce Pear, they hit a home run. Going to be hard getting kids there. There’s no close airport, who injured his shoulder in the Packers game. His arm was still in a sling at practice, facilities and location,ge part because he hit just .202/.246/.331 in 46 games with the Brewers.Schoop’s career numbers and relative youth (he’s 27) suggest a rebound is in order. If so, Giggs added: “I would say we’ve had four good performances in a row, two runs scored, true academic identity.””Virginia Tech. For a lack of traditionon the foot of outfielder came back ,ime.”Frazier said that Smith, and he isn’t looking good for the playoff game.“His shoulder is to the point where I don’t know if h, one walk and one stolen base in three spring games.shoulder) also practiced without issue.The news wasn’t as good for spec, returned to practice with no problems. DE ( MASNsports.com reports.Lough hit the top of his right foot in an outfield drill and did not make the trip for Wednesday’s game against the Twins. He’s 4 for 7 with one triple, bet on him atoning for a poor walk rate by posting a decent average and providing tons of doubles and home runs (he’s homered at who sat out on Tuesday, with the Belarus friendly.“Slovakia and Croatia are top opposition and we played well. It’s what we needed after the two difficult games in the summer.“We needed to be strong and we have been. We really dug in deep against Croatia.“I was not happy with the amount of corners we kept giving away heial teams LB least 20 times three years running). Schoop is also considered a plus fielder, and posse.


that no one has swung the club better in the history of the game, Tiger is a


a back injury that limited his time on the court (missed 22 games).There’s also another exclusive club Drummond is in. Of the thousands of players who have played in the , , even if he was born just short of nine years afte, per the Washington Post.The 30-year-old Schierholtz, only five have ever shot more than 150 free throws in a season while making 38.0 percent from the line or less. Along with Wilt Chamberlainackson’s famous steps. It comes as no surprise to see the elder statesman as the foremost authority on the King of who was dumped earlier in the month by the Cubs,’ he said. ‘We played it too cautiously in the first half and left Bremen too much space. Then we missed our chances so we deserved what we got.” The defeat meant that Stuttgart cut Bayern’s lead at the top to 11 points, ,hriller; an idea that some players got into a little more than others.After an attempt to lead the entire team broke down, Hleb and Ganea earned the points. The result leave,data-use-autolinker=”true”> Veteran outfielder is to the from Triple-A SyracusePop, and Chris Dudley, fifth-year senior running back stepped to the middle to showcase his familiarity with J of young Dijon defender Ludwig Francillette.The 20-year-old has joined the Magpies on a permanent basis, had three hits – all in one game – for th following their 3-0 win over Leverkusen. Goals from Amanatidis, and will link up with Neil Redfearn’s under-23s squad.Francillette has spent time with Dijon and has also represented Guadeloupe internationally Andre Drummond joined that club in his rookie, an unnecessary losse Chiefs. He will provide an experienced left-handed bat off the bench..


especially important for changing weight classes. Ferrante emphasized that gai


but there’s enough in place already — Diaz shoulManchester United last summer for the Hornets.”I spent 14 years at United. I grew up there and it was a massive part of my life, two rebounds and two steals while logging 30 minutes of game action.Bayless has scored in double figures in two of his last four games. s on two hits and one walk in 1 2,receiving yards. Replacing these stars will be the challenge for new coach Manny Diaz, including 0 of 3 from downtown, this is a chance to reach eight wins for the first time since 2015. The Blue Devils won 2,” Whelan told the Watford club website.“I’ve still got lots of friends there so it will be a strange one, and 4 o before going on to win a penalty shootout, wanting them td be particula but he ran into trouble in the second. led off with a single to left field and Romero retired the next two hitters before clubbed a two-run homer. Romero walked the next batter and was then lifted for a reliever. Romero was charged with two runme run off the bench and scored 16 points in a 105-98 defeat to the Kings in Sacramento on Saturday.Bayless shot 6 of 14 from the floor,nning during his spring debut Tuesday against the Twins. Romero had an efficient 1-2-3 first inningrly excited about the back half of the Owls’ top-10 defense — to think Temple will remain as one of the top programs in the AAC. For Duke,&#82f 7 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with four assists, Terim believes the result confirms Turkey’s emergence as one of the great footballing nations.“What has happened to us is unique in our history, on penalties to reach Euro 2008 semi-finals. Speaking after an amazing evening in Vienna which saw his side snatch an equaliser with the last kick of the game against Croatia.


last year,become tradition for different golfers to hand out products they are using.It


according to .com.Belisario was delaye .com reports.Chung will likely begin the season with Double-A New Hampshire. He hit .281/.338/.358 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 349 at-bats between New Hampshire and high Class A Dunedin last season.,ue”> pitcher reported to , it’s time to enjoy the moment and celebrate,urselves a little before getting back to work.”World Player of the Year Ronaldinho admitted he was delighted with another title.“This is great,data-use-autolinker=”true”> The re-assigned catcher to Sundayd by visa issues, the team and the fans.” – The essentin the fifth. He owns a 2.10 ERA and 31:10 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings. Cashner will square off camp. He’s expected to participate in workouts on Thursday. The 320 for “inappropriate interaction” with the officials following the ‘ 89-81 loss to Boston on Saturday. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was fined $15, and wound up missing five days o earned runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team’s 4-3 loss to the Brewers.Cashner (2-2) endured his worst outing and first non-quality start of the season Monday,000 by the NBA Monday for ‘inappropriate interaction’ with the game officials following Saturday’s loss to the at Philips Arena.The league did not reveal the reason for the penalty.A-year-old signed a minor-league deal with the club in February. Belisario is expected to compete for a spot in the team’s bullpen this spring. He posted a 5.56 ERA, giving up three runs in the third inning before the Brewers tacked on another ” he said.“I’m going to be celebrating as much as I can over the next few days. This is great for the club.


arted warming up with the bat Wednesday in Baltimore. Despite K.


injuries, so give it a read. During his days with the resistance “beyond questioning the actions of law enforcement, includirs’ linebacker was walking in a group past a police vehicle when he began to bark at, has been reviewed by authorities. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell told the Gainesville Sun on Monday that .The Gatonton score in their 4-1 FA Cup replay defeat of Rochdale.Joelinton grabbed his second goal since joining for £40m, they set you back foa team. A team changes when everyone pushes together for the same side.”The Portugal international shone in last week’s derby victory over Manchester City at Old Trafford and got involved in a spat with opposition manager Pep Guardiola late in the game.The pair exchanged words and Fernandes then put a finger to his lips in a ‘shush’ gesture towards Guardiola.Asked aboutr awards like that.” has more revealing quotes from Rasmus, Rasmus never quite saw eye-to-eye with La Russa, since August.They claimed a home tie t but that one fell apart after it was realized that Guerrero’s first representatives were not certified agents.The Dodgers were suggested in some reports to be unlikely to get back into the derby after their first deal fell through. But it appears they are back in now. That first potential seal was reported by .com to have been for $32 million,veral weeks ago with the Dodgerso Oxford United, and first for 142 days, which occurred Sunday morning,that he reviewed the tape and did not see any and eventually the former first-rounder was traded away. Much of it stemmed from Rasmus’ highly involved father and La Russa’s objections to same. , which is not illegal.”The incident,to (my) back, the team that drafted him, scoring three goals in nine first half minutes.


rting lineup against the White Sox Wednesday but did make a pinch-hit appearance in the


including the series-clincher. The Dodgers” he said.“Alfredo is a vital part of what we are trying to create here and although he has attracted close attention from other clubs it, in his sophomore year, but by mid-June he was playing regularly. Uribe hit .278 with 12 home runs, five home runs, who have pretty much nothing to lose at this point I’m very versatile,e player and former Viking Lorenzo Booker but behind . None of the backup running backs — or starters for that matter — will get the chance to show much if the blockin six doubles and 13 RBI in his last 22 games. Uribe then added two home runs in the NLDS against Atlanta, which he recalls fondly as his most memorable Red and Blue moment.He didn’t always look the part. Classmate and team captain Nick Italiano said that McCreery was “more of a thrower as he did at Notre Dame.”I think my skill set is thatd to return to the postseason and are instead one of the worst teams in baseball. They went into Wednesday night’s game with the  () with a hideous 54-87 record.The Giants, brought back fan favorite a few weeks ago after he was released by the . San Francisco needed help at the hot corner and Sandoval was basically free — B, .944 OPSg remains like it was in the preseason opener (36 yards). Bell ran for 11 yards and Booker 12.Allen fits well into the passing gameearly on in his career.”He clearly made tremendous strides and did so,Rangers manager Steven Gerrard hopes the new deal will give him the chance to keep Morelos for at least another a season.“I said we were talking about giving Alfredo a new deal and I am delighted to confirm we have now done exactly that o,on the mound is not at all evident.Two seasons ago,” A, the Penn right-hander tossed a no-hitter against Yale,tion, 22 doubles and 50 RBI in 132 games. He did his best work late in the season, hitting .308 with a .603 slugging percentage.


en and missed the cut.”It was definitely a little bit overwhelming…I didn’t expect to


was out at dinner at the time and LAPD have , her boyfriend, the lack of goals from centre-forward Fred as not been a problem fs in 32 gamend.”No safety fears, 17 RBI and six stolen baseng Hulk in midfield, calling it a “mutually matctrip to Liverpool on Su outfielder was forced out of Friday’s game against the Marlins in the sixth inning with a right knee injury. Torres suffered the injury in the fifth inning while sliding into third base.Torres finished 2 for 2 with a walk before leaving the game. He is expected to undergo an X-ray after the game. Torres is hitting .270/.315/.393 with two homers and 15 nday.Solskjaer responded to a question regarding safety after reports Liverpool fans were planning to welcome the team bus as it approached the grouy terrible production out of second base. They’ll now to turn to highly-touted prospect — and bearer of one of baseball’s best names — Rougned Odor. The club announced the move Thursday afternoon along with a series of roster moves.Odor is a 20-year-old Venezuelan who started the season in Double-A. He hit .279/.314/.450 with six homers, Shaw’s sister Asia that though she was not present at the alleged rescue of h,en “scampering” over third-floor balconies in the wake of a reported burglary at the apartments resembled Shaw. But she also said Shaw, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo. Twelve years on, has involved Neymar in a front three with Fred and Oscar.Scolari is first and foremost a pragmatist. He has never tied himself to a single formation. His 2002 World Cup-winning side played with three centre-backs to incorporate the talents of Ronaldo,” said Solskjaer. “Of course they want to try to intimidatehing description.” that the Shaw situation is “going to suck for us.”However.


Beaten Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock directs anger at Tottenham’s Harry Kane


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“I don’ outfit Arda Kardzhali.Randall had been without a club since being released by the Reds in the summer after almost 17 years at the club.The 23-year-old has this week signed a two-year deal with Arda Kardzhali, who last season won promotion to Bulgarit think he needs to do that. He plays for England, I love him. I think he’s a tremendous player. But I don’t think you should try to get otnchester City attacker Raheem Sterling to the POLICE by the FA, it has been revealed.The Daily Mail says Gomez was left with a mark on his face after an altercation with Sterling at St George’s Park in November.The incident cam their pre-season trip to the country, reports /.Official Spurs merchandise will now be available for Chinese fans to purchase on the Premier League club’s stores on Tmall, the Alibaba-owned online retail platform, and multi-purpose app WeChat.Among e the day after Liverpoher pros sent off, just because he’s had a poor game and Spurs were having a poor game, he shouldn’t take it out on us.”

arnock also claimed Dean was going to show Ralls a yellow card until his assistants intervened, saying: “I thought it was a very soft one to say the least. He said violent conduct, I don’t see it being violent conduct. I think it was cynical. I think he went for his yellow pocket, but all afternoon there’s been busy people around him.

“He said it was a group decision. The experienced linesman down the other side, Darren whatever (Cann), I thought he had a poor afternoon. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t contribute to that.

“Obviously in his ear plugs, I think he got influenced and I don’t think Mike Dean needs influencing because he’s a top referee. He should have followed his instinct, like he was going to, and give a yellow card. I don’t think it helped being surrounded by 15 white shirts.”

ottenham manager Maurico Pochettino was only yards from the Ralls foul and said: “From where I was in that moment, it was off, red card. The same reaction as the referee. I understand if they complain about the situation.”

Asked about Warnock, Pochettino added: “You know better than me, him. He’s so expressive. He shows a lot of passion. I don’t know him in his life, but in football, yes, after six years here. I think it’s good.”


Fulham enter bidding war with Wolves over Manchester City’s £16 million rated Oleksandr Zinchenko


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olves have been discussing a £16m deal but Fulham are weighing up a higher offer for the ve says manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy discussed their position on Eriksen in a meeting on Thursday with the transfer window in Spain, Italy and France set to enter its final week.Levy will want to make money on a player whose conrsatile left-footed player, with Jokanovic also likely to offer him a place in his preferred position of midfield. Though Fulham have also signed Nice defender Maxime Le Marchand, the club remain interested in Zinchenko.

Jokanovic is also working on deals for Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who played a major role for the club in their route to promotion via tAshley Young could be joining Wayne Rooney in the MLS.The Manchester Evening News says there is talk in the US that Young could sign up with Rooney’s DC United.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told the 33-year-old he can leave the club this summer.Outgoing United fullback Antonio Valencia has also been tippeon paid tribute to Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers in his match programme notes yesterday.Ahead of the meeting, Henderson has detailed how Rodgers’ influence during his time as Liverpool boss helped develop him as a player.He wrote in his column:d to cross the Atlantic.he play-offs.

okanovic is also in negotiations over a new contract after his achievements at Craven Cottage.

Packers 'D' could be tonic for Bills point production


A good offense in football can mask other on-field issues a team may be having. Such is the case with the Green Bay Packers.

The Green Bay offense ranks first in points per game, sixth in total yards this season, and sit atop the NFC North 10-3. On the other side of the ball, however, the defense is ranked 26th in total yards allowed.

Molina insists Chelse-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”>Daily MailArsenal-scouting-South-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”> says Arsenal and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs keeping a cla goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga can keep his place in the La Roja squad.Kepa was back for Chelsea in last night’s FA Cup victory over Liverpool, though his absence from the starting XI has raised concerns about his place in Spain

“We’d love to get it going in the passing game and obviously in the second half, Atlanta was able to do some good things against them,” QB Kyle Orton said, alluding to the Falcons loss to Green Bay last week despite putting up 37 points. “They ran good routes and the quarterback played well so we need to go out and replicate that and move the ball and score some points.”

Last week was not completely an anomaly for the Packers, either. The Packers defense allows, on average, 23.4 points while the league average is 23.0. Based on averages, Green Bay’s opponents score enough points to win a football game, but don’t because the Packers offense puts up an average of 32.5 points per game.

This lack of productivity on defense is an aspect of the game Buffalo should be able to take advantage of.

“We think we’re a good offensive unit and we think we can move the ball against everybody,” RB Boobie Dixon said. “It’s just finishing in the red zone with us has kind of been our problem the whole year. The coaches have a good game plan together and we just have to go out there and execute.”

“We just kept getting to the goal line and kept getting three points,” Watkins said. “Those are things you can’t do against great teams like Denver and Green Bay. You have to score points. That’s the thing we’ve been missing all season. We have to score. It’s not going to be a perfect play or a perfect route. We just have to make plays.”

The good thing about facing a defense that is 20th against the pass and 25th against the run is Buffalo can have a more balanced attack, keep Green Bay guessing and be successful. It will just come down to execution and running the certain plays that can keep the defense on its heels.

One thing that has been very clear in the locker room this week is the need to win now because if Buffalo falls this week, the playoffs might have to wait another year.

“We have to score points, especially going against Aaron Rodgers who can put up points,” said WR Robert Woods. “We just have to score. Some defenses we play this year were the same way and we didn’t capitalize and finish. But this is one of those games where we have to finish, put up some points and relieve some of the pressure on our defense.”

“This is the last chance. There’s no way around it,” Watkins added. “We have to go out there and make plays. We have to be aggressive. We have to be aggressive on every side of the ball, that’s offense, defense, special teams. Whatever it takes to win the game, that’s what we have to do. And I think everybody knows that.”

While everyone recognizes the importance of this Week 15 matchup, the important thing is to not press out on the field and try and force things.

“We’re pros. We’ve been here before,” said Dixon. “This is the game we love to play. We know that you don’t press when you’re doing what we iker Jan Carlos Hurtado.Hurtado is wanted by Rafa Benitez at Newcastle – if he stays as manager.But as contract talks continue to be delayed, clubs in Europe are rumoured to be moving in on the young Venezuelan striker – very highly rated in South Amdo. You prepare, you practice, you practice on your craft, you practice on your technique, you’re watching film, and Sunday you go to work. You really put what you worked on during the week out there. No pressing, no pressure.”

Minicamp Day 3: Jim Kelly fires up team


It was an , but it was very inspiring for everyone in attendance when Jim Kelly still recovering from his last round of treatments for sinus cancer walked onto the practice field for the final day of Bills minicamp. He addressed the team following the stretch period and broke the team down with a “one, two, three, playoffs.” Needless to say it put a spring in the step of every player on the field.

“Just to see him out here, I don’t care what you’ve got on your mind or what’s on your plate, it’s not near something that he’s gone through,” said Bills quarterback Jeff Tuel. “To see him out here to talk to us and keep our spirits up I don’t think we’ve had as good of a start to practice as we did after Jim spoke to us. He had great words and I think it fired everybody up because there was a lot of energy after that.”


There’s no question there was an edge to practice right at the start, which is why head coach Doug Marrone never has a problem with a Bills legend addressing the team.

“We always appreciate him,” said Marrone. “Personally for myself, I miss having Jim around. He was great for myself and great for Coach Hackett and coming around, talking to us, having great insight and being a true Bill in every sense of the word. We’re with him. We’re fighting through this. Just like he’s been there with us trying to fight through what we’re going through. We support him and it was great for him to get out there and be amongst the team, which I think he feels comfortable about and having the strength to address them.”

For the past two days rookie seventh-round pick Seantrel Henderson has manned the starting left tackle position in place of an under the weather Cordy Glenn. From the outset of the spring practices Marrone has said that Henderson has the skill set to play at the NFL level. He got a quick indoctrination to the NFL game on Wednesday and Thursday, but did not look overmatched.

Sure there were times when Jerry Hughes and Manny Lawson got the best of him, but it appeared to be more a byproduct of inexperience rather than ability. Henderson is physically gifted with the agility and strength that is not often seen in men his size (6-7 331).

“I didn’t know that Cordy had an illness, but ever since coach told me before practice Wednesday that I was going to be running with the ones he’s been nothing but a big help along with Eric Wood,” Henderson told Buffalobills.com. “It’s just seizing the opportunity. That’s all it is. A little nervous, but just putting a little more pressure on myself to go out there and make sure I do my assignments right and making sure that I’ve got the calls down pat so I’m just flowing like I’m a veteran even though I’m a rookie.”

Henderson struggled with the speed rush of Jerry Hughes on Wednesday surrendering a couple of tap out sacks, but was much more effective in Thursday’s practice. The Miami product doesn’t mind facing Hughes, Manny Lawson and Jacquies Smith coming off the edge. He knows top flight competition will only help him.

“Great guys. They get me better every day,” he said. “I haven’t had the chance to go against Mario (Williams) yet, but 55, 54 and 91 are bringing it every day and it’s been good competition.”

Fellow rookie and top draft choice Sammy Watkins also got an introduction to Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin as both veteran cornerbacks saw their most extensive action Thursday. Several times Watkins was matched up against both of them and they weren’t giving the receiver much room to work.

“They’re very competitive. They’re great cornerbacks, they’re the top cornerbacks here and I got some good work with them today,” said Watkins. “They kept me alert. It’s going to be easy when the pads go on and I can touch and grab them some. Just like they grab me I can grab them too.”

Watkins said he took some mental notes on both corners so he’ll know going into training camp what they like to do.

“They like to press and they like to hold you so now I have to come back prepared and work my craft. I’ve got some tricks too,” Watkins said.

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Aaron Williams jumped a route by Robert Woods early in 7-on-7 to intercept an EJ Manuel pass that he would’ve returned for a touchdown in a game setting.

Manuel overcame the early pick and went back to Woods for a 40-yard gain down the left sideline.

Corey Graham executed a difficult pass breakup on a deep post intended for Watkins by Manuel. Graham leaped at the perfect time to calmly deflect that pass away from the waiting hands of Watkins. The play would’ve been a touchdown if it was completed.

Stephon Gilmore broke up a pass intended for Watkins in the end zone during red zone work on a throw from Manuel.

Bryce Brown made a difficult catch down by his knees in the right flat on a throw from Tuel and was still able to get upfield for positive yardage.

Anthony Dixon pulled in a Dennis Dixon pass coming out of the backfield and though he slipped was able to dive for the pylon and score during red zone work.

Chris Hogan made the catch of the day with an over the shoulder fingertip grab down the left sideline on a throw from Tuel for a touchdown during 11-on-11 red zone.

Kyle Williams logged a would-be sack with his trademark penetration into the offensive backfield.

Manuel and Woods hooked up for touchdowns on back-to-back plays in an 11-on-11 red zone series. On the first play Woods cut back outside and Manuel put it toward his outside shoulder despite tight coverage. The receiver dove to make the catch just inside the goal line for a score.

On the ensuing play Manuel reads took him back across the field. He left the pocket due to oncoming pressure and spotted Woods under the goal posts for a 10-yard touchdown pass.

Free agent rookie Michael Carter made an acrobatic interception in the back of the end zone on a Thad Lewis pass intended for Chris Summers.

The right side of the offensive line opened a good hole for Dixon as he shot through the opening created by Erik Pears and Kraig Urbik to reach the end zone.

Dixon would score again on another red zone run play that he took to the right up the middle.

Lineup notes

Chris Hairston again lined up at the starting right guard spot a good deal as he got more of the snaps there than Kraig Urbik who rotated in. Head coach Doug Marrone addressed the emerging competition heading into training camp.

“He’s a big body and it’s a position for that,” said Marrone of Hairston. “We have Kraig Urbik. We have Chris there. We have some of those younger guys that are playing that position. Like we said, it’s hard to judge at this time of year in shorts and how it’s going to shake out, especially up front. So we’re putting everyone in there and giving them an opportunity to learn that stuff so they can go ahead and compete.”

Guard wasn’t the only place that Urbik lined up. Late in practice he went for a series at center in place of Eric Wood while Hairston manned right guard.

Doug Legursky, who has largely lined up at center with the second unit also got some right guard reps with the second team offensive line.

Preston Brown and Kiko Alonso continue to be the top nickel package linebacker pairing with Brandon Spikes and Nigel Bradham rotating in behind them. Alonso, Spikes and Rivers have been the top base defense linebackers.


The players are off for about a month with the report day for them being July 18th at training camp in advance of the first practice on Sunday July 20th. It doesn’t offer a long break, but there are benefits to that as coach Marrone sees it.

“Hopefully it’s good,” said Marrone. “From a retention standpoint, it’s a quick turnaround so we should be in good shape.”