Bills, Sabres exec Russ Brandon resigns amid allegations of personal misconduct

Russ Brandon, the top executive with the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, has resigned his positions amid allegations of personal misconduct, according to the Buffalo News.
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Brandon served as managing Authentic Tobias Enstrom Jersey partner and president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Bills and Sabres as well as the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League and the pro lacrosse team Buffalo Bandits.

Kim Pegula has assumed the role as president.

Brandon joined the Bills front office in 1997 and was promoted to CEO in 2009, and then president in 2013. He was the third person to hold that title, after franchise founder Ralph Wilson and Tom Donahoe.

He earned praise for his work in running the franchise during its sale to Pegula Sports in 2014, amid rumors the Bills would move elsewhere following Wilson’s death.

Williams told Frisco (Texas) Police Department officers that his friend, Minnesota Vikings player Kendall Wright, was behind the wheel. Wright played with Williams at Baylor. Williams said he was at home during the time of the accident and that聽he received a phone call informing him of the crash around 1:45 a.m. from Wright, who had borrowed the car for a date. Williams’ vehicle was found abandoned and damaged聽next to a downed light pole on a street near the Cowboys’ practice facility.聽

Williams had previously released a public statement claiming he did not hit the light pole. His attorney, Chip Lewis, said his client’s聽arrest on charges of public intoxication was wholly unrelated to the traffic accident.

Bob Griese”>Limited Youth”>Bob Griese Jersey According to the police report, Williams claimed that, after receiving the phone call from Wright, he聽called a tow truck and went to聽see what happened by using an electric scooter.聽

Womens Adam Clendening Jersey What Williams told the police contradicts the聽statement he released聽after his arrest when he claimed that he was behind the wheel:聽The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid hitting him. I got his insurance information and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn’t drive.

And Lewis聽told聽The Dallas Morning News聽that his client had told him that Wright was not in the car at the time.

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Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater addresses the media after his first practice with the team.

and not really getting any information from anybody on how to fix that and how to address it.”

While Hackenberg claimed he wasn’t blaming the coaching staff for his struggles, he noted that he’s happy “someone stepped up” to help him. That someone was former NFL quarterbacks coach David Lee, who worked with him and introduced him to Christensen. Coincidentally, Lee was the Jets’ quarterbacks coach in 2013 and 2014.

Chan Gailey and Kevin Patullo in 2016, and John Morton and Jeremy Bates in 2017. Bates was promoted to coordinator after the season.

Donald, who turns 27 on Wednesday, has not taken part in any voluntary work with the Rams this offseason. He held out of the offseason program, training camp and the preseason in 2017, reporting to the team a day before the Rams’ season opener.

Donald is scheduled to make $6.89 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract.

“Aaron is a vet, man,” the Rams’ other new cornerback, Aqib Talib, said. “He’s going to take care of his own business. What’s his business is his business.”

Broncos linebacker Von Miller currently is the league’s highest-paid defensive player, with a $114.5 million deal that pays him $19.083 million per season. The Rams already have said they expect Donald to surpass Miller’s deal and have expressed optimism at getting something done.

But so far the sides have not reached agreement on an extension.ravens_016

AAF will play mainly on Saturdays, with some Sundays

As the Alliance of American Football systematically unveils the locations and coaches of its initial eight teams (five of each have been disclosed so far), more details about the new professional football league have emerged.
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Davon House Elite Jersey Via, Arizona State A.D. Ray Anderson said Friday that the league will be playing games mostly on Saturdays, with some Sundays. Arizona home games will be played at Sun Devil Stadium, which hosted the NFL’s Cardinals from 1988 through 2005.

I don’t think he’s nervous, Lue said. He’s not scared or afraid at all. When you take 11 or 12 shots off the bench in the playoffs, you’re not scared, you’re not afraid, so that’s what he does.

Kevin Love is back and healthy, which makes him an impact play for next season. If LeBron James leaves Cleveland this offseason and Love stays, he could have much higher upside to produce as the man.

Julius Randle was one of the most productive players in the NBA over the past couple of months of the season, but the Lakers entered last season with Randle seemingly not in their long-term plans, and it’s not clear whether he did enough to move into those future plans. With that uncertainty, he slides down into the bottom half of the top Gustav Forsling Womens Jersey 100.

Shazier, who suffered a spinal injury last December, walked around the field with the assistance of canes. After walking to the podium to announce a Steelers pick at the draft, it’s a pair of high-profile appearances for a player who lost feeling in his legs from the hit in a game against the Bengals. He’s not going to play this season but hopes to return.

It helps me out, but it helps the people on the outside looking in, also, Shazier said in a video released by the Steelers. They’re doing all this for me and they barely know who I am. It really means a lot for me, so when I get a chance to show people I’m doing better and come out here and help them and get the responses I’ve been getting, it makes me want to go even harder every day.

Having a player suffer such an injury during a game could have been the NFL’s worst nightmare. But Shazier has become an inspirational figure, largely through his own positive attitude and determination to walk again.

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Los Angeles led 1-0 on Max Muncy’s leadoff homer in the fourth.

Justin Turner went 0 for 4 in his first home game of the season since coming off the disabled list during the Dodgers’ road trip. He hit into an inning-ending double play in the eighth.
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I got on base. That’s the number one goal, I’m trying to get on base, Wolters said. I got a good walk and Carlos came up clutch. He’s the John Elway Youth jersey best out there. He’s getting hot.

Chase Utley backhanded the ball and threw to first. It bounced once and went over Cody Bellinger, leading to the Dodgers’ second error of the inning. Gonzalez took second before Charlie Blackmon popped out to end the inning.

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Catcher Jorge Alfaro, who’s making a bigger impression every week, finished off the Braves with an exclamation point. He sprang from his crouch on an Ender Inciarte bunt, ranged out to pitcher’s mound on the third-base side and threw a strike to first base for the final out of the game. Kapler, who played with future Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez in Texas in 2000 and 2001, said he doubted that even the great Pudge would have made the play.

I don’t think anybody else makes that play, Kapler said. I’ve been with them both, and from the standpoint of athleticism, arm strength, foot speed and quickness, they’re neck-and-neck.

Alfaro, who knows Rodriguez from his days as a young player in the Rangers chain, was caught off-guard and properly humble about the comparison.

I don’t know if I believe that, he said. But it means a lot to me that the manager has a lot of confidence in me.

The two games left in this week’s series will bring the season total of meetings between the Phillies and Braves to 12. Then they’ll take a nice, long sabbatical from each other. They won’t meet again until a four-game series at SunTrust Park starting Sept. 20.

Scouting reports on Yankees prospects from Trenton manager

By remaining in the minors, the Yankees can continue moving Drury from Triple-A to Double-A so that he can travel to New York for his three-to-four weekly doctor appointments.
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Also, there’s no need to rush Drury back because his starting job perhaps was lost during his DL stint to rookie Miguel Andujar, who has been a steady contributor at the plate and in the field.

In 33 games, Andujar is batting.282 with 12 doubles, three homers and 14 RBIs. Defensively, he has just two errors in 60 chances in 30 games at third, 28 as a starter.

Given Bradford’s past injury issues and the fact he will be playing on a left knee that has already undergone two major reconstructive surgeries, it would聽seem doubtful that Bradford stays healthy for a full season. He’s only played an entire 16-game regular season twice in his eight years in the NFL since being drafted first overall by the Rams in 2010.

And although Rosen presently is third on the depth chart, it probably won’t surprise to anyone if the Cardinals turn to him ahead of Glennon should Bradford miss significant time.聽

With Bradford’s strong accuracy and positive numbers when healthy, it would seem a stretch to think he would be replaced by Rosen for any other reason besides an injury-related scenario. Then again, Bradford only appeared in two games last season for the Vikings, and if he has trouble shaking off the rust and the Cardinals聽struggle out of the gate, a change at quarterback wouldn’t be a shock.

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Evans added that he’s focusing on understanding the playbook, and that he’s focusing on working towards becoming the best linebacker he can be. Being coached by former NFL linebacker Mike Vrabel surely helps. It’s intense, I will say that,聽Evans said.
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Terrell Davis, Michael Robinson grade the Los Angeles Rams’ 2018 draft class

The NFL isn’t exactly progressive in many areas. It took decades for the league to realize that touchdown celebrations aren’t the end of civilization. The NFL’s inflexibility might be at its worst when it comes to uniforms. An NFL team changing its uniforms is a multi-year task, and in the case of the Los Angeles Rams, not much leeway is given. Here’s the Rams’ issue: They aren’t fond of their current uniform scheme, including the navy uniforms that everyone seems to hate, and they want to more often wear the blue-and-yellow Eric Dickerson-era kits from the 1980s and 1990s. They won a Super Bowl wearing those uniforms.

We forwarded them all of the fan complaints, the emails we get, so I think they’re well aware of our fans’ preferences. There aren’t many situations on the schedule in which the team would have to wear the navy jerseys it apparently hates. Demoff looked at the schedule and found no situation in which the team would have to wear dark jerseys on the road (If we can avoid wearing our Navy jerseys next year, we will, he told the Los Angeles Times).

The Rams are in the process of a uniform overhaul, but that won’t happen until 2019 or 2020 the Times reported. The team originally wanted to unveil new uniforms with the anticipated 2019 opening of its new stadium in Inglewood, but the opening of the stadium was delayed a year, which also might change the release of the uniform rebrand. In the meantime, the Rams will keep trying to get the league to let it wear the blue and yellow more often, which everyone seems to want.

They have history of running the ball and using backs in certain ways. I think with the power in my game with a little bit of quickness to break tackles and the leadership I can bring, with the football IQ on top that I can bring to Carolina hopefully puts them over the hump.

Anderson has a point on Carolina’s commitment to the running game, of course.

The Panthers finished the 2017 season ranked fourth in rushing, averaging 131.4 yards per game. Carolina’s ground attack has also proven consistently good during the Cam Newton era, ranking 10th in 2016 (113.4 yards per game), second in 2015 (142.6) and seventh in 2014 (127.2).

Shields made a name for himself with the Packers over the last eight years. The former undrafted free agent earned both a Super Bowl ring and a Pro Bowl nod with Green Bay, and he was a starter for the majority of his time there.

Which out-of-state recruits can RU land?

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When NJ.com聽interviewed Biggers in March following a practice trek, he had the following things to say about Rutgers.
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I went to a practice today and the high energy levels stood out the most to me, Biggers told at the time. And me, my mom, my Womens Travis Benjamin Jersey dad and my brother, we stayed for about six-and-a-half hours.

During the trek, the staff got to show Biggers how much he meant to the program, as head coach Chris Ash took time out from his busy schedule to meet up with him — not once, but twice.

He may not have the elite size and length that you see from the majority of today’s top guard prospects, but Sexton should leave Tuscaloosa as a lottery-level prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft.
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We’re still a few months from those decisions, and an unexpected injury always could聽factor into the equation, but if everyone is healthy, I have to imagine either Abdullah or Riddick will be the odd man out. I’d lean Abdullah now, but that’s subject to change.聽

Quinn said there were no trade conversations about current Lions players during the draft, but as we get into training camp and the pecking order becomes clearer, you best believe the Lions will be shopping one or both, because it’s always better to get something, even a late-round draft pick, than letting a player go for no return.

Way to pack three questions into one, Todd. Others might want to play, too.聽

1. Fifth-round pick Tyrell Crosby immediately enters into a competition with Corey Robinson to be the team’s top backup offensive tackle.聽

2. Not only did you ask three questions, you made me go back and watch Kevin Smith film. What did I do to deserve this?聽

I didn’t expect to agree with your assessment, but I can see where you’re coming from. At UCF, Smith showed good patience, strong initial burst and above-average ability to change direction. I’d say Johnson has slightly better agility.聽

Browns sign 13 undrafted free agents, including Evan Berry

Limited Marquette King Jersey The Browns announced the signing of 13 undrafted free agents on Friday and the group includes the younger brother of Chiefs safety Eric Berry.
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Evan Berry also went to Tennessee as a safety and finished his time in Knoxville with best kickoff return average in school history. He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns, which is tied for a school record, and will be trying to transition to wide receiver with Cleveland. His twin brother Elliott was a linebacker for the Vols and is trying out for the Chiefs at their rookie minicamp.

The Rays had a strong showing last week after starting the season 3-12. Newcomer C.J. Cron has provided some much-needed pop for a lineup that hasn’t shown much power in the early going. His three-homer weekend brought his season total to five, which leads the team. — Casella

Brandon Belt has hit five home runs this season and is on pace for more than 30, which is a reminder of something that illustrates the character of the Giants’ offense over the past 10-plus years. The last Giants hitter to notch 30 home runs in a season was Barry Bonds, with 45 in 2004. In that span, every other team has had at least two players hit 30 home runs in a season. The Yankees have had 20 players do so. — Langs

Carson had a promising start last year, but a broken leg put him out of action after four games so the Seahawks can’t be totally sure what they have in him. If those good signs survived the injury and Penny develops as hoped, Seattle will feel a lot better about their backfield than they did at the end of last year.

The Tigers saw their offense get going in their three-game sweep of the Orioles, hitting seven home runs in the series, two more than they had all season going in. Over the weekend, one Tiger who Authentic Kevan Miller Jersey belatedly joined the power surge was Nicholas Castellanos, who had gone homerless in his first 18 games to start the season before homering on Saturday. He had not gone more than four games without a home run to start each of his first four full seasons in the majors. — Nitzberg

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Falcons sign four draft picks

The Falcons have signed two-thirds of their draft class in one fell swoop.
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The team announced the signings of four of their six picks, with second-round cornerback Isaiah Oliver, fourth-round running back Ito Smith and sixth-round wide receiver Russell Gage and safety Foyesade Oluokun.

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Oliver was considered a possible first-round pick by many, and gives the Falcons a good-sized corner (6-foot-1, 201 pounds) who should contribute early.
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The signings leave just first-rounder Calvin Ridley and third-rounder Deadrin Senat left to sign.

Carter鈥檚 four-year, $4.083 million deal includes a $1.049 million signing bonus, per Leonard.

The Georgia linebacker became the initial draft choice signed by the Giants.
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He made 14 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in his four college seasons.

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Look, I don’t want the Maple Leafs to tumble down the mountain in a heap of futility as the Edmonton Oilers did this season. I genuinely feel that they’re on the right path and that the world is a more interesting place with a team that hasn’t won in 50 years contending for a Cup. They’re a burgeoning Chicago Cubs World Series moment for the NHL. It’ll be yooge.

Chiefs rearrange personnel department

The Chiefs announced a series of changes to their personnel department on Wednesday.

The Chiefs also named Mike Borgonzi as their director of football operations and Chris Shea as football operations counsel/personnel executive. Ryan Poles has been promoted to assistant director of player personnel with Ryne Nutt moving up to director of college scouting and Trey Koziol, Jason Lamb and Rob Francois taking on new scouting roles for the club.

The penalty is the penalty. If the penalty’s thrown and the decision is made not to eject then the penalty still stands. I think it’s a way for us to eliminate some of the hits where we’re really trying to remove, say take the helmet out of the game, but we’re really trying to take the helmet [aimed] down out of the game. Heads up or heads to the left or heads to the right but we don’t want that helmet in that position that increases both the tackler and the player being tackled their chance of injury.”

Several years ago, the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed that appeals of suspensions arising from positive tests would be resolved by independent arbitrators; thus, any player who tests positive for a PED at least will have someone not connected to the NFL or the NFLPA make a decision about whether the suspension is valid.

As it turns out, the appeal already has been resolved, given that the league has announced the suspension. The decision simply hasn’t been reduced to writing. So what happens once the written ruling has been provided to all parties concerned?

Here’s the full statement from Ingram’s agents, Paul V. Bobbitt and David Wallace Jones of VIP Sports Management in Detroit: “At the end of the 2017 season, as a result of an NFL mandated random drug test, Mark Ingram tested positive for a substance that was not a performance enhancing substance, nor an illegal substance, but a substance in fact permissible with the proper use exemption with the NFL. He has vigorously challenged the test results through the arbitration process.orioles_011