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Similar to stone, a number of "elder uniques" were inserted in War for the Atlas that may only fall from Your Elder himself. Game Designer Hrishi took some time to Go over the Cyclopean Coil, Blasphemer's Grasp, Nebuloch, Hopeshredder, Shimmeron, Impresence and Watcher's Eye. Each has its own unique market in  buy poe orbs, both in terms of its unique look, but also with regard to what it increases the overall player experience through attribute focus, ailment focus and a whole lot more.

[T]he special items needed to be made in this manner that made them generally useful for a vast array of builds, and to create a reason to keep fighting the Elder many occasions, or the things would feel as though they had no value.

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Forward Victor Olofsson had never heard of Rasmus Dahlin until encountering the then-16-year-old defenseman during their first practice together with Frolunda in Sweden two years ago.

”He got the puck on the blue line and I was going toward him Lamar Jackson Ravens Jersey , and he just put it between my legs and went in and scored,” Olofsson when the two were reunited at the Buffalo Sabres‘ prospect development camp.

”I thought it was a fluke at first,” he said. ”But when he did it again and again, it’s not just a fluke.”

What Olofsson first witnessed was put on display during the four-day camp and in front of crowds of 2,000 fans, who turned out daily to catch their first glimpse of the No. 1 player selected in the NHL draft June 22.

Dahlin performed as advertised with his effortless skating ability, and head-up, stick-handling style that made it seem as if the 18-year-old had the puck on a string.

Seemingly trapped behind the net during a 3-on-3 scrimmage Saturday, Dahlin shifted right and then moved left to get around one defender, before making a nifty deke to avoid another. There was the goal he scored Wednesday, when Dahlin drove into the slot DJ Moore Panthers Jersey , leaned to his right before snapping a shot inside the left post.

The play capturing everyone’s attention was a clean, open-ice check the lean, 6-foot-2, 185-pound Dahlin delivered in bowling over forward Matej Pekar on Friday.

”Oh, yeah, it just happens sometimes,” Dahlin said with a shrug.

Not lost on numerous observers, was how the hit might have been payback, coming a day after Pekar caught Dahlin with a high stick.

”I think it probably validates what we know how competitive a kid he is. He certainly doesn’t have a short-term memory,” assistant general manager Steve Greeley said. ”But that’s one of the attributes we loved about him.”

Pekar never saw Dahlin coming.

”I’ve never seen him hit somebody like that,” Pekar said. ”I thought it was somebody else. But I was surprised Cheap Dante Pettis Jersey , yeah.”

An hour later, the two laughed about what happened over lunch.

Coach Phil Housley was cautious in saying he didn’t want to place too much emphasis on one play or player during a development camp.

And yet, the Hall of Fame defenseman noted the promise Dahlin brings to a franchise that has finished last in three of the past five years and is in the midst of a team-worst seven-year playoff drought.

”To get the player we got, it’s really important for our city and western New York. It gives a little hope that we get a first overall pick,” Housley said. ”It was a big moment for our franchise.”

Dahlin was wowed by the fan turnout, saying he never had anyone cheer when he previously scored during practice. He also noted how many fans were already wearing his No. 26 Sabres jersey, which was priced at more than $200 since going on sale Monday.

”I’m super impressed that they even know who I am,” Dahlin said. ”I know they love hockey. And I will try to win hockey games so we can give back to them.”

Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula was struck by the poise Dahlin shows for his age.

She recalled a conversation she had with her husband, Terry Pegula, before the Sabres first met with Dahlin at the NHL combine in Buffalo in late May.

”I said to Terry, no one says anything bad about him. And I’m like John Ross Youth Jersey , `There’s got to be something. He’s got to have a weakness,”’ Pegula told The Associated Press.

”But everyone from his coaches to players who have played with him, all of them rave about him,” she added.

”You can definitely see as a young man playing in the Swedish men’s league how that experience has really matured him,” Pegula said. ”You can see the benefits of that as he’s handled the press, as he’s handled the combine, the world juniors and the draft. So he’s been exceptional in all those areas.”

Dahlin has spent the past two years playing in Sweden’s Elite League , where he had eight goals and 15 assists in 67 games. In February, he represented Sweden at the South Korean Winter Games, where he had an assist in two games.

Next step is the NHL, where he is all but assured of a spot on Buffalo’s roster in October. Dahlin is taking nothing for granted by shrugging off the accolades directed his way.

”Of course it’s fun to hear Sam Darnold Youth Jersey ,” Dahlin said. ”But you have to put in the work, too.”

More NHL hockey: The Indianapolis Colts were among the NFL's most consistent teams from 2002 to 2014,聽 winning double-digit games and making the playoffs every year except 2011 - reaching four AFC Championship Games and winning one Super Bowl.When franchise icon Peyton Manning went down with a neck injury and missed all of 2011, the Colts wound up selecting generational star Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in 2012, and mutually parted ways with 'The Sheriff', who would sign with the Denver Broncos.But the once great franchise has been among the NFL's most dysfunctional over the last three years. Friction between the front office and coaches were one thing, but Luck's injury woes have killed this team's championship window.He missed the second half of 2015 with a kidney injury, and had to sit out all of 2017 after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. We don't know yet if Luck will play in 2018, but owner Jim Irsay is promising his fans that a turnaround is in order."A great renaissance period is about to unfold upon us," Irsay said, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star.The Colts face a steep climb to the top again Da'Ron Payne Jersey , as their offensive line and defense were among the NFL's worst last year. On top of that, the once putrid AFC South now features three legitimate playoff contenders in the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. That being said, Luck carried very flawed Colts teams to the playoffs with matching 11-5 records in 2012, 2013 and 2014. When healthy, he's a top-five quarterback in the NFL, and can mask the flaws on his team.The Colts certainly need a lot to go right over the next couple of years if they are about to see a "great renaissance," but this is a team that went from two wins in 2011 to 11 the next. We've seen some great renaissances from the Colts before, so why shouldn't they be able to do it again, if Luck is healthy?.

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NEW YORK – There’s no better indicator of the different directions in which the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are headed than the main topic of conversations following Saturday night’s game Dante Pettis Jersey , when the Dodgers were excited by the return of their Hall of Fame-bound ace and the Mets were pondering if the pitcher with the second-worst ERA in team history would have to start in place of the pitcher with the worst ERA in team history.

The Dodgers will look to complete a sweep of the reeling Mets Sunday afternoon, when the two teams play the finale of a three-game series at Citi Field.

The Dodgers hit a game-breaking grand slam for the second straight game Saturday, when Matt Kemp’s pinch-hit blast off Robert Gsellman in the eighth inning provided insurance and then some in an 8-3 win. On Friday, Cody Bellinger snapped a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning grand slam off Zack Wheeler in a 5-2 victory.

The big news Saturday for the Dodgers (40-35), who have gone 24-9 since May 17, was the return of ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw Cheap Shaquem Griffin Jersey , who missed the previous three-plus weeks due to a lower back strain. Kershaw allowed two runs in three innings in his first start since May 31.

Manager Dave Roberts said afterward he expected Kershaw to start again on Thursday or Friday.

“To not just have the mindset that I can keep going and know that at some point the plug is going to be pulled, that’s got to be tough for the psyche,” Roberts said of the famously competitive Kershaw. “But I think for me, for us, it’s just more of having him out there is such a plus and just a boost for all of our guys.”

If the Mets (31-43), who have lost five straight and are 20-41 since an 11-1 start Dallas Goedert Youth Jersey , are going to get a badly needed boost Sunday, they’ll receive it from an unknown and unlikely source.

Manager Mickey Callaway said Saturday night that Jason Vargas, who was scheduled to start Sunday, will be placed on the disabled list with an injury he suffered while doing conditioning work earlier this week.

Callaway said the Mets have yet to decide who will start.

Right-hander Chris Flexen will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Vargas on the active roster and is a candidate to start.

Vargas is 2-6 with an 8.60 ERA in nine starts this season and has a 9.38 ERA in 11 career starts with the Mets, for whom he also pitched briefly in 2007. Vargas’ ERA is the highest for any Mets pitcher who has thrown at least 40 innings for the team.

The second-highest ERA in Mets history belongs to Flexen, who has an 11.57 ERA in two appearances this season and an 8.05 ERA in 16 games (nine starts) dating back to last season. Flexen last pitched Thursday Sam Darnold Jets Jersey , when he got the final out of the Mets’ 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies before being optioned to Las Vegas.

“We’re going to see when guys come in (and) play catch,” Callaway said. “Our bullpen’s obviously thrown some innings and we’re going to see how everybody’s feeling when they come in (Sunday) and make that decision then.”

Another possibility to draw the start or to pitch extended innings in relief is rookie Tim Peterson.

He last pitched Thursday, when he tossed 1 1/3 perfect innings against the Rockies and has a 1.17 ERA in five games. The only other Mets reliever to not pitch Friday or Saturday is closer Jeurys Familia.

Whomever pitches for the Mets will oppose Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill (1-2, 4.99 ERA), who is scheduled to make his second start since coming off the disabled list last Tuesday, when he pitched against the Chicago Cubs.

Hill Austin Corbett Jersey , who missed a month with a blister on his left middle finger, didn’t factor into the decision after allowing three hits over six scoreless innings in Los Angeles’ 2-1, 10-inning loss.

Hill is 1-2 with an 8.00 ERA in six career games (four starts) against the Mets. Neither Flexen nor Peterson has ever faced the Dodgers.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season.

The New York Times first reported the 34-year-old Anthony’s decision to bypass the chance to become a free agent. A person with knowledge of details confirmed Anthony’s choice to The Associated Press on Friday night. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.

The Thunder traded for Anthony and Paul George to join Russell Westbrook before last season Shaquem Griffin Jersey , moves that gave them high hopes of challenging Golden State in the West. It didn’t work out as planned.

The 34-year-old Anthony had been the headliner his entire career – he’s 19th in NBA history with 25,417 points – but he was more of a catch-and-shoot scorer last season instead of the isolation specialist he had always been. He averaged 16.2 points per game, but struggled at times in his new role. His playing time dwindled in the playoffs and he wasn’t happy. In Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against Utah that ended Oklahoma City’s season, he played fewer minutes than backup Jerami Grant.

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DALLAS (AP) – Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres Authentic John Ross Jersey , Commissioner Gary Bettman was booed relentlessly by the crowd all night and trade chatter didn’t amount to a whole lot of movement.

With the exception of one trade by the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the first round of the NHL draft went off without many surprises. Only two players and a handful of picks were traded Friday night, leaving general managers hoping for more on Day Two.

”That was kind of a boring first day or first round,” Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall said. ”It’s not typical for this day.”

The Sabres picking Dahlin at No. 1 and the Carolina Hurricanes taking Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov at No. 2 got the draft itself off to a predictable start. Montreal taking Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi third and Arizona going a bit off the board with center Barrett Hayton fifth allowed high-scoring Czech winger Filip Zadina to fall to Detroit with the sixth pick.

Not a whole lot of big decisions happened Friday night at American Airlines Center. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since they won the draft lottery in April Rashaad Penny Youth Jersey , and the 18-year-old wore a Buffalo Bills hat Friday prior to the selection. Svechnikov got to try on the Hurricanes’ draft hat before he was the No. 2 pick just as general manager Don Waddell acknowledged recently.

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Slugger Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the National League All-Star team.

On Friday afternoon the Nationals tweeted: ”tfw Bryce announces he’ll do the (at)MLB HR Derby if he makes the NL All-Star team…” accompanied by a GIF of Harper celebrating in the dugout.

The All-Star Game will be held July 17 at Nationals Park.

The 25-year-old Harper is second in the voting among National League outfielders behind Nick Markakis of the Braves. The top three in the voting will be starters.

Despite being in a slump that has dropped his average to .213, Harper entered play Friday leading the National League in home runs (19) and walks (55), and stood 10th in RBIs (45).

Harper last participated in the derby in 2013 at Citi Field in New York.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State University’s embattled interim president survived an attempted ouster from the school’s governing board Friday as trustees met to approve using a bond to finance a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar.

At the meeting’s outset Courtland Sutton Broncos Jersey , trustee Brian Mosallam tried to change the agenda and allow a vote to fire John Engler, who had disparaged accusers and their lawyers in emails. The audience rejoiced, but the board voted 6-2 against taking up the issue, with Mossallam and Dianne Byrum the only trustees voting in favor.

Engler has faced a whirlwind of backlash since the emails surfaced last week. At one point he wrote that Rachael Denhollander Authentic Andy Dalton Jersey , one of Nassar’s most outspoken accusers, probably received a ”kickback” from her attorney. Within days, the controversy crested in some 150 Nassar accusers demanding his departure before he apologized in a written statement on Thursday.

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract extension with left tackle Jake Matthews on Friday.

The 26-year-old Matthews was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 draft. He has started in each of his 63 games while serving the key role of protecting quarterback Matt Ryan.

”I love playing here and love the city and I’m blessed and humbled Billy Price Youth Jersey ,” Matthews said.

The deal is through the 2023 season and comes one day after the team agreed on a contract ”adjustment” with wide receiver Julio Jones. The Falcons already agreed to a five-year, $150 million extension with quarterback Matt Ryan this offseason.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the agreement with Jones enabled the team to continue efforts to reach new deals with Matthews, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and safety Ricardo Allen. The Falcons promised to renegotiate Jones’ deal following the season.

Coach Dan Quinn said he was ”really pumped” to have Matthews as a key starter on the offensive line for an additional five years.

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As part of the 2018 NFL draft's Day 3 festivities Saturday James Washington Game Jersey , the San Francisco 49ers got help from the Star Wars universe and Lucasfilm to announce North Carolina State defensive end Kentavius Street聽as the No. 128 overall pick in the fourth round.The NFL sent out the video of R2D2 and Chewbacca assisting in the announcement of Street as the newest member of the 49ers:NFL @NFLThe @49ers get some help from R2-D2 and Chewbacca to announce their fourth-round pick! 馃槀 #NFLDraft https://t.co/b9U5u7pjudSan Francisco chose to host its Day 3 draft party at Lucasfilm after the NFL announced that teams could make their picks from Rounds 4 through 6 at special locations.Once the league gave teams permission to find a place to host a party for the final day of the draft,聽Lucasfilm seemed like a natural fit for the 49ers. The company has been based in San Francisco since George Lucas founded it in 1971.There is also a promotional tie-in Josh Jackson Jersey , with the Ron Howard-directed聽Solo: A Star Wars Story聽being released in theaters on May 25.Not only did聽Street聽get to have his dream of making it into the NFL come true Saturday, but he will forever have the distinction of having two of the biggest pop-culture icons in history there to welcome him.聽That's not a bad way to start your professional career. Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins took a creative approach to giving back to his community recently.聽After putting out a Twitter request聽Tuesday Rashaad Penny Seahawks Jersey , Hopkins had more than 50 young athletes show up to Houston's Hermann Park on Wednesday for a chance to workout with the two-time Pro Bowler, per Fox 26's Mark Berman:Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26.@DeAndreHopkins making dreams come true for more than 50 young athletes who get the chance to work out this morning with the #Texans All-Pro receiver after he put out an invitation on social media to join him today at Hermann Park. https://t.co/lGjUkdO7NhHopkins explained after his workout: "It was time to open up the training to some of the kids that look up to me."Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26.@DeAndreHopkins on making dreams come true for 50+ athletes who took part in a workout w/ #Texans All-Pro receiver after he extended an invitation on social media to join him at Hermann Park: "I thought it was time to open up the training to some of the kids that look up to me" https://t.co/IuIop4eRb8Everything Hopkins has done to prepare for the NFL season has worked. The 26-year-old has recorded at least 800 receiving yards in each of his first five seasons and led the NFL with 13 receiving touchdowns in 2017..

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Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl Roquan Smith Jersey , something that had never happened since the NFL-AFL merger nearly a half-century ago.

And three of the four toughest to gain yards against are still around, too.

Still think that all a team needs to succeed in the modern game is an elite QB? Go ahead and take a close look at Sunday’s matchups for the conference championship games.

Sure, Tom Brady (assuming his injured right hand is good to go) and the New England Patriots will be playing for the AFC title, just like they always do, but they’ll be going up against Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles will send Nick Foles out to face the Minnesota Vikings and Case Keenum, hardly a marquee matchup between quarterbacks, and one set up by injuries to other signal-callers.

What this quartet of teams does have in common is solid defense, showing once again that while everyone is paying so much attention to one side of the ball Cheap Sam Darnold Jersey , it’s the other that might truly matter the most. The more league rules and officiating tend to favor offenses, the more figuring out ways to slow that down is imperative.

”When you have a defense that can shut that type of firepower down,” said Brian Robison, a linebacker on the Vikings defense that ranked No. 1 in yards and points allowed, ”it allows you to win ballgames.”

Minnesota gave up 15.8 points per game. Jacksonville was No. 2 at 16.8, followed by No. 4 Philadelphia’s 18.4 and No. 5 New England’s 18.5.

”There’s teams that have really good defenses that aren’t talked about,” Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy said. ”We’re one of them.”

It’s the first time since the 1970 merger there has been that sort of defensive dominance among the NFL’s final four. The closest was at the end of the 2010 season, when teams that ranked No. 1 (Steelers), No. 2 (Packers) Cheap Carlton Davis Jersey , No. 4 (Bears) and No. 6 (Jets) in points allowed reached the conference title games.

”The most heralded guys on the field are the quarterbacks. So I would say, nine times out of 10, your detail goes into your offensive planning and things like that,” said Jacksonville’s leading tackler, Telvin Smith, who returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown last weekend. ”Offense sells tickets, and defense wins championships. I’m happy I’m on the defensive side.”

He is part of a young, talented and speedy D that rose to prominence quickly via a combination of shrewd drafting (linebackers Smith and Myles Jack, defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler Jr. Uchenna Nwosu Youth Jersey , cornerback Jalen Ramsey) and free-agent signings that panned out (defensive lineman Calais Campbell, cornerback A.J. Bouye, safeties Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson).

Take a look at the regular-season rankings in various defensive categories, and you can’t miss the Jaguars. That helps explain how they made it this far with Bortles, whose 84.7 rating ranked 22nd among QBs with at least 100 pass attempts and whose 13 interceptions were exceeded by only six players.

Campbell tied for second in NFL with 14.5 sacks, while Ngakoue added 12 and led the league by forcing six fumbles. Bouye tied for third with six interceptions, while Ramsey, Gipson and Church each had four. As a unit, the Jaguars were No. 2 in yards allowed at 286.1 Quenton Nelson Jersey , trailing the No. 1 Vikings (275.9), with the Eagles (306.5) at No. 4. The Jaguars were also second in sacks and total takeaways, while they topped the NFL with seven defensive TDs.

Exceptional defense can carry a team far: In nine of the last 10 seasons, the No. 1 or No. 2 team in points allowed participated in a conference championship game. The exception was 2015, when the Seahawks led the league in that category but lost in the divisional round, and the Bengals ranked second but lost in the wild-card round.

”Now it’s down to, `May the best defense win,”’ Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham said. ”We each get to showcase what we can do.”

AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell in Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Kyle Hightower in Foxborough Calvin Ridley Falcons Jersey , Massachusetts; Mark Long in Jacksonville, Florida; and Rob Maaddi in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is likely headed to the disabled after pulling up while running out a double-play grounder Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez hurt his right groin/hip abductor and ”it’s probably going to be a DL situation.”

Sanchez was injured in the 10th inning. He slowly walked back to the dugout and was replaced defensively by Austin Romine.

”What can I say?” Sanchez said through a translator. ”That’s the way baseball is sometimes. Now I’m just hoping it’s not a long time.”

Sanchez will undergo an MRI exam Monday.

The 25-year-old Sanchez went 0 for 4 in the 7-6, 12-inning loss. He’s hitting only .190 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs, a season after he made the AL All-Star team while batting .278 with 33 homers and 90 RBIs.

The Yankees have the best record in the majors at 50-25.

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鈥?The Carolina Panthers are off the market.The Panthers announced Wednesday they’ve signed a “definitive agreement” to sell the team to David Tepper Joe Mixon Bengals Jersey , the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management.The deal is subject to NFL approval.League owners will meet next week in Atlanta, where they are expected to vote on the purchase. Since Tepper has already been vetted by the league as a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the approval process is not expected to run into any snags.The transaction is expected to close in July, the team announced.Tepper, who has been a minority owner of the Steelers since 2009, said in a release Wednesday that he’s thrilled to become the next owner of the Panthers.“I have learned a great deal about the community and the team over the past several months and look forward to becoming part of the Carolinas,” said Tepper, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh. “I want to thank Jerry Richardson and the other Panthers partners for all they have done to establish and develop the NFL in the Carolinas. It has been a remarkable 25-year journey and I promise to build upon the Panthers’ success on the field and in the community.”Tepper has a net worth of more than $11 billion Cheap Mike Hughes Jersey , according to Forbes.He is paying an NFL-record $2.2 billion to purchase the team, according to two people familiar with the situation. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t release the selling price of the franchise.The release didn’t mention if Tepper plans to move the team or keep it in Charlotte.Jerry Richardson, the team’s founder and only owner, abruptly announced he was selling the team last December after coming under investigation from the league for sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace.That investigation is ongoing.Richardson, who rarely comments to the media, said in the release that bringing the expansion Panthers and the NFL to the Carolinas in 1993 was enormously fulfilling for him and his wife Rosalind and all of the team’s partners.“We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support over the last 25 years,” Richardson said. “You have taken the Panthers into your hearts and made them part of this warm and supportive community. We want to thank all of our past and present players, coaches and staff for their hard work in making the Panthers a great success both on the field and in the community. The personal relationships we have enjoyed have been very meaningful to us.”Richardson has had a strong relationship with the Rooney family in Pittsburgh through the years and is familiar with Tepper.“I look forward to turning the stewardship of the Panthers over to David Tepper Tremaine Edmunds Jersey ,” Richardson said. “I have enjoyed getting to know him in this process and am confident that he will provide the organization with great leadership in both its football and community initiatives. I wish David and his family the very best as they enter this exciting new phase of their lives.”Tepper will have full ownership of the team. He’ll need to sell his ownership stake in the Steelers once he becomes the Panthers owner.Richardson had owned 48 percent of the franchise and the Panthers had several minority owners under the previous regime.

NEW YORK — Omaha’s loss Saturday night will be a big win for anyone who likes watching two of the best pitchers in baseball face off against one another.

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make a surprising return to the major league rotation Saturday night, when the Dodgers visit the New York Mets in the middle game of a three-game series at Citi Field.

The Dodgers won the opener 5-2 on Friday night when Cody Bellinger’s sixth-inning grand slam snapped a scoreless pitcher’s duel between Los Angeles left-hander Alex Wood and Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler.

There will likely be more zeroes on the board Saturday when Kershaw (1-4, 2.76 ERA) may not even be the best pitcher to take the Citi Field mound. The Hall of Fame-bound southpaw, who hasn’t pitched this month because of a lower back strain, will be opposed by the hottest pitcher in baseball, Mets ace Jacob deGrom (5-2, 1.51 ERA).

The Mets finally provided deGrom some run support in his most recent start on Monday when he picked up a long-awaited win after allowing two runs (one earned) in eight innings of a 12-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

DeGrom lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.51 in the win. Since 2000, only Randy Johnson (1.47 ERA in 2000) has produced a lower ERA through 15 starts.

DeGrom has a 0.90 ERA in his last 11 starts Josh Allen Bills Jersey , during which he has only gone 3-2 while the Mets have gone 3-8. New York scored 16 runs while deGrom was on the mound in his 10 starts before Monday.

“I watched (Corey) Kluber have about a 1.40 ERA for like 12 or 13 starts at the end of one season to win a Cy Young,” said Mets manager Mickey Callaway, who was the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians when Kluber locked up the American League Cy Young Award by posting a 1.42 ERA in his final 12 starts last season.

“But this is pretty special. You don’t see this often.”

Nor do matchups like Kershaw-deGrom happen very often. The clash Saturday night will mark their first regular-season matchup and the second time they’ve opposed one another.

DeGrom picked up the win in the decisive Game 5 of the 2015 National League Division Series when he tossed seven scoreless innings in the Mets’ 3-1 win over the Dodgers and Kershaw, who pitched on three days’ rest and took the loss after giving up all three runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Kershaw was originally scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Oklahoma City against Omaha, but with an uncertain weather forecast in Nebraska, the Dodgers decided to take their chances by having him pitch for the big league team in New York, where scattered thunderstorms are expected.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts hinted the famously competitive Kershaw did his share of talking his way out of the rehab start.

“He did play a little weatherman, so with weather.com and Clayton Quenton Nelson Colts Jersey , we were pretty abreast with the weather in Omaha,” Roberts said with a grin Friday afternoon.

Roberts said the Dodgers will proceed carefully with Kershaw, who has made as many trips to the disabled list as to a big league mound since May. Kershaw was sidelined from May 2 through May 30 because of biceps tendinitis.

Kershaw was activated May 31, when he didn’t factor into the decision after pitching through a tight back while allowing one run in five innings of the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Los Angeles placed Kershaw back on the disabled list the next day.

“We don’t know how much he’s going to pitch,” Roberts said. “I don’t want to put a limit on him. Obviously, there is a limitation with Clayton, and I’ll make that decision.”

Both pitchers will have a unique, opponent-specific streak on the line Saturday

DeGrom is 0-3 with a 3.26 ERA in six career regular-season starts against the Dodgers. He has beaten every other team he has faced more than once.

Kershaw is 8-0 with a 1.84 ERA in 12 regular-season starts against the Mets. He is undefeated against eight other teams but has beaten only one of those squads Cheap Shaquem Griffin Jersey , the Atlanta Braves, more than twice.

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When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold entered the team’s new practice facility a couple of weeks ago Isaiah Wynn Jersey , the organizational motto was staring him in the face.

So was the advice he should make a change in the front office, despite his fondness of general manager Chuck Fletcher.

”It’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door: `Good is not good enough,”’ Leipold said. ”I felt that was a signal for me.”

The Wild split with Fletcher after nine seasons and only two playoff series wins, a decision – ”very agonizing,” Leipold said – that the 25-year veteran of NHL management would not have his contract renewed was delivered in a Monday morning meeting.

”I wanted a new set of eyes on this team,” Leipold said.

The Wild have six straight postseason appearances, matching the longest current streak in the Western Conference with the Anaheim Ducks, but they have not reached the second round since 2015. They were only 15-29 in playoff games during Fletcher’s tenure, enough evidence that the roster wasn’t built well enough for all the success the team has enjoyed in the regular season.

”Right now I just don’t see us with this team getting to the championship series. I just don’t see it,” Leipold said. ”I think we’re a good team. I really do Carlton Davis Buccaneers Jersey , and I just talked to our players about this. They’re a good team, but they’re not good enough right now.”

Since Fletcher stunned the NHL by signing left wing Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, the market’s most-coveted free agents in 2012, the Wild have been a runaway success on the business side with sellouts at Xcel Energy Center as routine as the aroma of mini donuts and the swish of the skates on the ice. The fans have been frustrated by the postseason plateau, though, and Leipold bluntly acknowledged he dismissed Fletcher in part to appease the customers.

”The fans deserve to win one here,” Leipold said. ”This is the state of hockey, and I’m really confident that we’re going to have candidates that are interested in coming here because of our fans, because of our market, because of our team. I’m energized by the opportunity to talk to some of these people.”

Leipold Josh Jackson Youth Jersey , who purchased the Wild the year before hiring Fletcher, said the move was unrelated to the Wild’s early exit this year. They lost in five games in the first round to the Winnipeg Jets, after being ousted in five games in 2017 by the St. Louis Blues. Last year, Leipold declined to extend Fletcher’s deal.

”My antenna’s been up,” Leipold said. ”Chuck and I have had numerous conversations all year. I wanted to wait until the end of the year to assess everything, to understand how I feel about where we’re going. Are we still in the window to win the Stanley Cup? I believe we are. He believed we are. But my personal feeling was that I wanted someone new to come in and kind of shake it up.”

Leipold said he won’t order a significant rebuild, nor does he believe that’s necessary for postseason progress. He added he would not hire a general manager who recommended a long-haul approach to hoisting the Stanley Cup.

”We were sixth overall two years ago. We were eighth overall this year,” coach Bruce Boudreau said. ”We’ve got an awful lot of good, moving parts there. We’ll tweak it a little bit, and we’ll be better.”

The Wild haven’t struggled enough to get a game-changer in the draft Josh Jackson Packers Jersey , with Matt Dumba in 2012 (seventh) and Mikael Granlund in 2010 (ninth) the only top-10 picks that Fletcher and his staff had. The rival Jets, for example, picked up Patrik Laine with the second overall selection in 2016 and watched him finish second in the NHL with 44 goals in 2017-18 while the team posted the second-best record in the league.

In one way, the Parise-Suter signings for 13 years and $98 million each have worked against the Wild considering they account for 20 percent of their salary cap space and are on the books for seven more seasons. But Suter had a career-high 45 assists, before breaking his right ankle with four games left in the regular season, and Parise was one of the team’s best forwards down the stretch with 12 goals in the last 19 games. He scored in all three playoff games before breaking his sternum.

Trades that didn’t pan out under Fletcher have hurt the Wild more than any free-agent signing or first-round draft pick. Charlie Coyle is all that’s left from the deal that sent defenseman Brent Burns to San Jose in 2011, and Coyle didn’t notch a goal or an assist in the series against the Jets. The trade last summer that sent Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella to Buffalo for Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis didn’t wind up helping.

So Fletcher’s successor will eventually go to work on a roster that produced a goal-less streak of 141:27 to end the series with Winnipeg.

”If you look at the teams moving on, the teams that are winning, they’re scoring and playing at a pretty fast pace,” Parise said. ”We’ve got to get to that level.”

The lawyer for Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee called harassment charges against his client ”baseless Derwin James Jersey ,” and questioned if Lee was being treated fairly.

Attorney Paul Cambria made the comments Friday after a brief court hearing in which Lee pleaded not guilty to a second charge of harassment. He already had pleaded not guilty to a previous charge.

Lee is accused of making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a 19-year-old male shuttle driver in May, when Buffalo was hosting the NHL pre-draft scouting combine. He has been suspended by the Senators.

Cambria said he will argue to have the harassment charges dismissed on July 20, when Lee is next scheduled to appear in Buffalo city court.

”There’s no violation of the law according to the claims being made,” Cambria said. ”We think they’re inappropriate, unsubstantiated and baseless.”

A spokeswoman for the Erie County district attorney’s office previously said prosecutors will oppose the motion to dismiss.

Lee was arrested May 31 after prosecutors say he continued placing his hands on the driver’s shoulders even after being told to stop. He also allegedly made a reference to his genitalia.

Prosecutors filed a second charge of harassment, which fell under a separate subsection of the legal code outlining the violation. It defines harassment as someone who ”repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy” another person and ”serve no legitimate purpose.”

That’s different from the initial charge, which defines harassment as someone striking or making physical contact with another person.

Cambria said he was unaware of any video footage of what happened, but that he will consider filing a motion to have prosecutors turn over their evidence.

Cambria raised concern over whether Lee is being treated differently by prosecutors because of his high-profile job and the media attention the case has received.

”I’ve never seen anybody from the district attorney’s office have a press conference about a noncriminal violation,” Cambria said. ”Our hope is that this is handled for what it is, a low-level accusation Breeland Speaks Chiefs Jersey , which my client vehemently denies.”

District Attorney John Flynn made himself available to reporters at his office following Lee’s initial arraignment on June 1. Flynn’s availability had to be moved to a larger room because of the number of reporters present.

Cambria also questioned the motives of the 19-year-old driver, who has hired attorney Charles Desmond. Cambria said he’s already been contacted by Desmond and informed of the possibility of the driver filing a civil suit against Lee and the Senators.

”That needs to be taken into consideration as to whether this is some sort of money grab,” Cambria said. ”I mean, this is a person who makes an allegation that his shoulder was rubbed and now is looking to be paid by the team.”

Desmond did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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A Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King Kerryon Johnson Jersey , Jr., is drawing a backlash.

The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be ”great” by serving the greater good. It was supposed to highlight the volunteer program Ram Nation.

But it was criticized by viewers and ad experts alike for forging too tenuous a connection with the civil rights hero.

On Twitter, most people expressed the idea that using King’s speech to ”sell trucks” crossed a line between a heartfelt message and exploiting emotions just to push a vehicle.

”They pushed it over the edge,” said Kelly O’Keefe, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Brandcenter. ”You wanted to root for it because the cause is good, but it just didn’t end up fitting the brand Isaiah Oliver Jersey , so you ended up feeling a little bit manipulated.”

”The use of MLK to promote Ram trucks strikes many people as crass and inappropriate,” said Tim Calkins, a marketing professor at Northwestern University.

Watching at home, some viewers expressed distaste for the ad as well.

”I liked being reminded of Martin Luther King’s speech (but) I’m not sure it was fitting for a truck commercial,” said Kimberly Stites, who was watching the game in Gretna, Nebraska. ”I would have liked it better if they had said something like Josh Allen Jersey , `This reminder of all that we can be brought to you by ….”’

Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that it worked closely with the King estate on the ad.

The firm managing King’s intellectual property, Intellectual Properties Management, said in a statement that it approved the ad because it embodied King’s philosophy.

On Twitter, the King Center in Atlanta said neither it nor Bernice King, King’s daughter, are in charge of licensing King’s speeches or other intellectual property.

The ad is not the first one to use a King Speech. Telecom Alcatel used King’s ”I Have a Dream” speech in a 1999 ad that was also approved by IPM.

That ad shows King giving his most famous speech to an empty Mall in Washington D.C. to illustrate the idea that ”before you can touch, you must first connect.”

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The 2018 NFL season is now just two months away from kickoff, and the playoffs odds for all 32 teams have been released - with the New England Patriots being the heavy favorites.NYJ +600OAK +165PIT -550PHI -260SF +135SEA +220TB +425TEN +165WSH +375— OddsShark (@OddsShark) July 5, 2018The Patriots were just a couple of plays away from defeating the Philadelphia Eagles to win their third Super Bowl in four years. Despite losing key players such as offensive lineman Nate Solder, star cornerback Malcolm Butler and playmakers Danny Amendola and Dion Lewis, Vegas doesn't see an end in sight for the Pats' dynasty.New England has made the playoffs all but two years since the 2001 season, and they haven't missed since 2008 - when Tom Brady went down in Week 1 with a torn ACL. Ever since 2009, they've won the AFC East Division every P.J. Hall Raiders Jersey , have reached seven consecutive AFC Championship Games and appeared four Super Bowls, winning two of them.But the Patriots will be more battle-tested than recent years. Besides the key offseason departures, Brady turns 41, star wideout Julian Edelman was handed a four-game suspension and there's been reported rift between players and head coach Bill Belichick.Other overwhelming contenders to make the playoffs include the defending champion Eagles, who kept the bulk of their core together and traded for Seattle Seahawks star pass-rusher, Michael Bennett. The Pittsburgh Steelers - fresh off their second consecutive AFC North title - also figure to be a force once again, thanks to the 'Killer B's trio. The defending NFC West Champion Los Angeles Rams also figure to be a major contender Donte Jackson Panthers Jersey , after adding four superstars in the offseason - Brandin Cooks, Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters and Ndamukong Suh.But once again, Vegas is hyping up the Patriots as the team to beat. Some may disagree, given the key players that departed in the offseason and all. But until/unless Brady starts slowing down and other teams start to聽get better, the Patriots will always be the team to beat..
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