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Tennessee running back John Kelly was taken early in the sixth round by the Los Angeles Ra

They have won 15 of their last 16 games and six straight. The Yankees have also won nine consecutive home games. They and will host Boston in a three-game set starting Tuesday. The Yankees are off Monday.

German struck out nine Indians, eight of them swinging, while walking two.

German lost his perfect game when he walked Jose Ramirez in four pitches with two outs in the fourth inning. He also walked Edwin Encarnacion to start the fifth.

He got a ton of help from second baseman Gleyber Torres. To end the fifth inning, Torres ranged far to his left and into shallow right field. After sliding, Torres popped up and threw out Tyler Naquin at first base.

German struck out the last batter he faced, Michael Brantley, with a curveball to end the sixth.

The Yankees finished a streak of 18 straight games.

Jackson improved his accuracy in each of the past two seasons at Louisville. He went from a 56.2 completion percentage in 2016 to 60.4 in 2017.

Despite the better passing numbers, Jackson only ranked 62nd in completion percentage out of 126 qualified FBS quarterbacks last season.

B/R’s Matt Miller noted in his scouting report after the Ravens drafted Jackson with the 32nd overall pick that he will have to rework his setup and better drive the ball with his legs to improve his accuracy—especially on out routes because he hasn’t shown on tape that he can fit the ball consistently into tight windows up the seam.

Joe Flacco will likely enter the 2018 season as Baltimore’s quarterback, so the Ravens have the benefit of giving Jackson time to develop his skills before testing him against NFL defenses.

The Redskins grabbed him well after the hard-running power back had departed. It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren’t true, he said of sliding, reportedly for off-field character issues, and I just didn’t understand why me out of all people, because I’m great to everybody. I have a great personality and I just didn’t understand why everything just hit so hard with me out of everybody.tigers_073-115x115

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Sixers’ Ben Simmons missed a wide-open dunk, and the arena gasped.

With 4.7 seconds left, the game tied, J.J. Redick sent an errant pass straight into the hands of a sea of Celtics defenders. The crowd yelled, in agony.

Celtics’ guard Terry Rozier scored at the other end with 1.8 seconds left, the crowd booed.

Marco Belinelli made a buzzer-beating jumper in the corner to send the game to overtime, positive pandemonium ensued.

The Celtics center is never going to flash with statistics, though he was solid 13 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks in 41 minutes but he had clutch moments defensively, frustrated Embiid all night and was a driving force behind Boston’s victory. Rookie Jayson Tatum led all scorers with 24 points. 

For the Sixers, Joel Embiid flashed back and forth between superstar play and frustration. he attempted 26 shots, and missed 16 of them. He finished with 22 points, 19 rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and fouled out in overtime.

He’s been around a long time, but I actually believe that he is a far better rider in the last 10 years and he was pretty damned good before then. Forget his age. Trainers want him when a real money race is on the line. There’s a reason they call him ‘Big Money Mike.’

This horse, Smith had said earlier in the week, has the ‘it factor.’ The first time I worked him here, I could feel it. He’s like switch you can turn on or off and that’s not easy with a big horse but he is so light on his feet.

I saw him work when I first arrived here and I thought, ‘Wow, I’m looking at American Pharoah.

The trainer? Well, Baffert, he also knew what he had in this colt but because he saw something special in him and saw potential doom in the record 2.6-inch rainfall that swamped the joint all day long.

He said later, as though to remind himself: I have learned not to worry about things I can’t control.

But he has achieved too much and been around for too long to quite let it go at that. With thoughts of the worst rain to ever hit a Kentucky Derby, he added: He has got to break clean. If he doesn’t, then it’s over for him.

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Jets lose college scouting director Matt Bazirgan to Texans

The Jets are losing their director of college scouting, Matt Bazirgan, to the Texans, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Bazirgan is expected to become the Texans’ director of player personnel a promotion for him. He was one of Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan ‘s top lieutenants.

The Texans have a new general manager, former Jets scout Brian Gaine, and he has cleaned house. He fired Jimmy Raye, the team’s assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel.

One more QB deal finished the round. Super Bowl champion Philadelphia traded the 32nd spot to Baltimore, which took Louisville’s Jackson, an entirely different QB than incumbent Joe Flacco. While Flacco is a stationary picket passer, Jackson’s athletic skills, speed and running ability were enticing to GM Ozzie Newsome in his final draft before retiring.

The rest of the top 10 was Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward, fourth to Cleveland; Chubb, considered the best pass rusher, to Denver at No. 5; Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson sixth to the Colts — won’t Andrew Luck be smiling about that; Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, eighth to Chicago; and Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey, a somewhat surprising ninth to San Francisco.

Teams shuffled spots deep into the first round, with 11 picks involved in deals Thursday night.

It’s not my playbook, Jackson added. He can’t go call my offense any more than I can go call his offense. There’s a respect level there, as I said a long time ago when I hired him, he’s one of the best in the business. That’s why he’s here. So he has to do those things his way and he’s done a great job.

Haley called plays for the last six years in Pittsburgh, overseeing one of the most prolific offenses in the league.

Now charged with resurrecting the NFL’s lowest-scoring attack, he will benefit from an infusion of talent that includes veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor, No. 1 overall draft pick Baker Mayfield, Pro Bowl slot receiver Jarvis Landry and the backfield tandem of Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb.

If the Browns offense isn’t among the NFL’s most improved this year, both Haley and Jackson could be looking for work in 2019.

Pettine is keeping the base 3-4 of predecessor Dom Capers, but he is giving it a shot of creative energy with more hybrid looks and better meshing between the defensive front and secondary. The Packers were No. 22 in total defense and No. 26 in scoring defense last season.

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Sam Darnold handles hectic Day 1 well at Jets rookie minicamp

Signing the 35-year-old Johnson continues the Raiders’ offseason of adding aging veterans. Johnson has clearly lost a step but was reasonably effective in 15 games last season despite rupturing his Achilles tendon late in the 2016 season. Johnson compiled 71 tackles, and seven passes defended in 2017.

Could Dak Prescott’s Cowboys future be uncertain without a step forward in 2018?

Football has a funny way of taking unexpected turns. Literally, the balls do that on the field, oftentimes creating havoc and unexpected results. But what we think we know about football and the long-term plans of NFL teams changes just as regularly. Last year at this time, the biggest debate around the NFL was whether you want Dak Prescott or Carson Wentz as your long-term quarterback.

Both were good answers, but Cowboys and Eagles fans were adamant their guy was THE guy. After the 2017 season, things have changed rather dramatically. Wentz would win in a landslide right now, despite entering 2018 with questions about his health after suffering a torn ACL late last year. He was Tom Brady’s primary MVP competition until that injury and helped set up the Eagles for their Super Bowl run.

Dak needs a structured environment, Walker noted. There are still some fundamentals he needs to work on: footwork, timing, consistent accuracy. So whereas he’s the highest-graded quarterback in the NFL with tight-window passes, consistently making down the field passes, those back-shoulder throws, things of that nature, he’s admitted himself he needs to improve upon that.

“There are things that have to be worked out that you can only do on the field,” Dominik told Sporting News. “You know you’re getting a super athlete. The problem is he’s so used to being able to tuck the ball and run. Coaches have to fix that so there’s a little pause and making sure Lamar goes through his progressions and looks for that final checkdown rather than tucking and running.

“Because of his size, you’re not going to want to see that all the time at the NFL level. Otherwise, he’ll end up being Hurt Jackson rather than Action Jackson.”

Finally, here’s one knock you won’t hear every day. Sporting News has learned that at least two NFL teams had concerns about whether Jackson annunciates well enough to effectively call plays in the huddle. That about covers Jackson’s perceived flaws.nike_jets_1621

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Dolphins Sign TE Gavin Escobar

The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they’ve signed TE Gavin Escobar to a contract.

Escobar, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his career when he signed a one-year. $885,000 contract that included $80,000 guaranteed with the Chiefs last year.

For the Colts to consider moving from six to 11 or 12, I’m guessing the price would be that pick plus another first-rounder, plus a mid-round pick this year or next. Buffalo, for instance, might offer 12 and 22 in the first round this year, plus a third or fourth next year. That might be worth the risk for the Colts. Two sides of the Reuben Foster story Sometimes your best draft choices are the picks you don’t make. The Saints were thinking that way last week, when San Francisco linebacker Reuben Foster—a target of New Orleans late in the 2017 first round—was charged with felony domestic violence.

Authorities in California said Foster dragged his girlfriend by the hair, punched her in the head eight to 10 times, and punctured her ear drum. The 49ers are letting the legal system run its course, for now, but if the charges prove true, it’s hard to imagine Foster stays on the roster of a franchise with a recent history of sordid acts by prominent players.

Rapoport further wrote that the hope is that another team will medically clear him.

There was no immediate confirmation from the Seahawks on the report.

McDowell, taken with the 35th overall pick in the second round out of Michigan State, was on the Non-Football Injury list all of last season after suffering a head injury in an ATV accident last July. Coach Pete Carroll referred to his injury as a really bad concussion.

Asked about McDowell at the NFL league meetings in Orlando last month, Carroll said he no update on McDowell.

No, sorry, Carroll said when asked if there was anything new on McDowell. I haven’t had a good response for you in a long time on that one, sorry.

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Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly discharged from hospital

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been released from the hospital, according to his wife.

Jill Kelly posted an Instagram photo of her husband leaving the facility with the caption, “With a swollen smile, and a cane in his hand he was DISCHARGED from the hospital today!”

The former Bills great recently underwent surgery to remove cancer from his jaw and is expected to continue his recovery in New York, according to Jill.

Kelly played for the Bills from 1986 to 1996 and led them four consecutive Super Bowls. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

The Steelers already put some of their Ryan Shazier fallback plan in place by signing former Colts and Bears inside linebacker Jon Bostic, but Evans would be a tremendous fit for their system. Like Shazier, Evans is a natural leader and a stat-sheet stuffer.

You can’t spell Jacksonville without Jackson — not in this mock draft, at least. The Jaguars extended Blake Bortles, but even with the notable investment, he’s signed through only 2020. Unless Jackson lands with an offense catered to his running ability in which he could start as a rookie, he will be best off in a developmental situation like this — a team that has the NFL’s top rushing attack and an established West Coast passing game.

It still does not appear likely the Giants will take a quarterback, at least not with the No. 2 pick. Their extensive study of all the top prospects included dinner, tours of the team facility and plenty of football talk. By the end of this process, they will know all they need to know about Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. Impressions will be made, but the facts cannot be altered: The body of work of these players is not commensurate with what the Giants require the No. 2 pick to be.

“You got to do your due diligence when you’re there at second, if you don’t do to these workouts at No. 2 and you really don’t have an interest in these guys, then you’re tipping your hand,’’ a source with knowledge of the Giants’ draft thinking told The Post.dolphins_127

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Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities

Linebacker Reuben Foster will not participate in San Francisco 49ers team activities that begin Monday, the team announced on Sunday.

CEO Jed York, GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan said in a team statement that “Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters. As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process.”

Foster, 24, was charged with multiple domestic violence and weapons counts last week in connection with a February arrest.

Stanton will go into this week’s Yankees-Marlins series feeling good about his game after a lot of early struggles, including two five-strikeout games that got a lot of media attention.

He’s hitting just .220 in 14 games with 25 strikeouts in 59 at-bats, but has been fairly productive with three homer and 10 RBIs. And although he was 0-for-5 again with two strikeouts against the Tigers on Friday, his roadtrip began with a good series in Boston in which he was 6-for-12 with a double, triple and three RBIs in three games.

The 2018 NFL Draft starts Thursday, April 26, and ends Saturday, April 28. The first round will be featured Thursday night, with the second and third rounds taking place Friday night; the final five rounds will be on Saturday.

This year’s draft is being held at the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Believe it or not, this will be the first draft held in an NFL stadium.

Live coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. ET on April 26 for Round 1. The draft resumes at 7 p.m. on April 27 for Rounds 2-3, and then again at noon on April 28.

This year’s draft will be covered by two broadcast networks (Fox and ABC) and four cable outlets (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network). For the first time, all seven rounds of the three-day event will air live on broadcast TV.

Round 1 on April 26 (8 p.m. ET) will air on five channels: NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Troy Aikman, Fox’s lead NFL analyst, will join NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and Mike Mayock at the analyst desk.dolphins_003

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Eagles release Daryl Worley after cornerback’s arrest

The Philadelphia Eagles released Daryl Worley on Sunday after the cornerback was arrested for allegedly being combative with Philadelphia police, multiple law enforcement sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

The Eagles confirmed Worley’s arrest prior to his release, saying in a statement, “We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley ‘s arrest this morning.”

After adding new coach Matt Nagy and retooling their offense, the Bears likely will look to add to their defense early in the draft. Edmunds, only 19 years old, is a special talent and can fit into multiple spots in the Bears’ defense.

Rosen might experience a minor slide on draft day, and if so, the 49ers of all the teams in the top 10 are most likely to trade down. While the Patriots, Jaguars and Bengals all could make a similar move, the Chargers have been quiet during this draft process and need to start planning for the future.

New coach Jon Gruden would love to add to his offense, but Smith is the type of high-character, plug-and-play leader who can help solidify the Raiders’ defensive talent. Cornerback also is a strong option.

According to NFL Network, Worley was tased during the 6 a.m. arrest after he allegedly became combative toward police.

Here are five observations about the Eagles decision to cut ties with Worley. 

1. It was a low-risk, high reward move. The risk still won out. It seemed curious that the Panthers would be willing to move on from a 23-year-old cornerback on his rookie contract, who seemingly remained productive. The Eagles likely were going to release Smith anyway, though, so general manager Howie Roseman was lauded for deftly bringing in a young cornerback option. Now he’s already gone.

2. It won’t cost anything.  Worley was only set to earn $670,000 this season and $755,000 next season as part of the contract he signed before his rookie season with the Panthers. The Eagles will save $670,000 without incurring a dead cap penalty. It’s not much, but the team is tight for cap space — just $1.675 million under the cap prior to Worley’s release, per NFLPA — and every dollar counts. seahawks_051

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Competition Committee opposed pass interference change, 6-2

If the Jets’ proposal to change defensive pass interference from a spot foul to a 15-yard penalty is going to be successful, it’s going to need a lot more support than it enjoyed within the Competition Committee.

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I’ve watched him play a couple times, and he has a knack for it, Woodson said.Defensively was where he really made impression, though.Miami already had extended Jansen a five-year, $80-million offer, according to a Yahoo Sports report.Wide receiver Hogan emerged as unlikely hero the New England Patriots’ 36 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers the AFC Championship Game, racking up a career-best 180 receiving yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns.The Saskatchewan native was drafted the fifth round, 155th overall, by the Calgary Flames 2000.

Below is a breakdown of the Giants’ 2018 schedule. Details of New York’s regular-season schedule, including dates and kickoff times, will be added when the NFL makes them available.

Toughest tests: Not including the Giants’ NFC East rivals, seven of the 10 non-divisional opponents on their schedule are strong playoff contenders. And the Colts, Bears and Buccaneers are not exactly push-overs. Road games at domes in Atlanta and Houston will be particularly tough.

Biggest breaks: Speaking of games in domes, New York is fortunate it does not have to travel to New Orleans. It also gets to host two tough playoff teams from the AFC South in Jacksonville and Tennessee. Chicago as New York’s intraconference matchup presents a winnable game.

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Steelers schedule 2018: Pittsburgh faces familiar road in title hunt

The Steelers’ 2018 schedule is yet another first-place schedule to which the defending AFC North champions have become accustomed. That means Pittsburgh will get another shot at Jacksonville, which knocked the Steelers out of the playoffs in the divisional round last season.

Biggest breaks: The Chargers have to make a cross-country trip to play the Steelers. As for the Chiefs, they haven’t beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh since Dec. 21, 1986.

Bottom line: The road game against Jacksonville should be interesting. That’s the team that beat the Steelers twice last year and upset the pecking order in the AFC. Something else to watch: Pittsburgh has lost just three AFC North games in the last three seasons It shouldn’t see much of a slide in 2018. Record prediction: 12-4

Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is entering the final year of his rookie contract but could be headed for a big payday after Rams general manager Les Snead referred to him as “someone who is on the verge of becoming the highest-paid defensive player in football.”

While the Rams had made it a priority to complete a long-term extension with Donald this offseason, a deal has yet to be reached. Meanwhile, the team has made a number of notable roster moves in acquiring Brandin Cooks, Marcus Peters, Ndamukong Suh and Aqib Talib.

Donald, who turns 27 next month, is coming off a strong season in which he recorded 11 sacks. In his first four years with the Rams, he has been named to four Pro Bowls and earned three first-team All-Pro selections.

Green Bay needs a pass-rusher and a cornerback early in this draft, and they’ll likely have the choice between Landry and Minkah Fitzpatrick. Landry has more upside and can be this team’s defensive anchor moving forward.

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