The Yankees acquired Athletics ace Sonny Gray just before Monday’s MLB trade deadline, the team announced.

Oakland will receive prospects Jorge Mateo, Dustin Fowler, James Kaprielian in return, while the Yankees will also get $1.5 million in international bonus money from the A’s.

Contenders had been lining up all summer to procure Gray, who has two years of team control remaining on his contract before becoming a free agent in 2020.

“We wanted to get through the deadline and try to resolve some of the positional issues that we had,” Alderson told reporters, via the New York Daily News. “So, at the same time we were working our way through the deadline, we’ve seen that Cabrera has moved to second and ultimately to third, we think that Jose Reyes can play well at second, [Neil] Walker can play some first base and second base. I think the flexibility that our existing infielders possess allows us to move some pieces around and give Amed a chance to play shortstop.

“It was a combination of just getting through the hullabaloo of the trade deadline, and then at the same time allowing some of our other players to get more familiar with some of the NBA Basketball Jerseys other positions. Plus, he’s (Rosario) continued to play really well.”

With Rosario called up, all eyes will be on Cabrera, who reportedly was New York Giants Cheap Jerseys frustrated and asked for a trade after the Mets moved him to second and now third base to accommodate Rosario. It was expected Cabrera would be dealt to make room for Rosario, but that didn’t happen. Could the Mets be in for more locker room drama as their season (48-55) continues to unravel?

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is a monster social phenomenon. When a major league pitcher with mythical locks gets in on the fun, things can get a little . . . hairy on Twitter.

In Sunday’s episode, injured Mets ace Noah Syndergaard was on screen for a few seconds throwing a spear. It looks as though he took down a horse.

Maybe if his real team was in contention and not getting torched by the Dodgers for a third consecutive night, the comments wouldn’t have been as nast— oh, who are we kidding? The nastiness was coming like winter no matter what.

For the record, Syndergaard did the shoot in the offseason, so that last comment is inoperative. That also means the trolls can ditch the “More Game of Baseball, less ‘Game of Thrones'” hot takes. Not that it will stop ’em.

In addition to Gray, the Yankees in recent weeks have acquired third baseman Todd Frazier, relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle and starter Jaime Garcia.

So as MLB enters August, two of its most hallowed franchises are separated by a half-game, with the Yankees in the lead. They meet 10 more times before the season’s end.

And as much flattery as Dombrowski dispensed Cashman’s way on Monday, he knows trades on paper don’t win championships (remember the Indians won the AL in 2016).

“I’ve been in a position [in the past] where we made acquisitions where we were praised to the hilt that we were going to run away with the division, and we didn’t,” Dombrowski said. “I’ve been looked at on a secondary basis after we’ve done things, and we’ve done really well. So, I’m not good at prognosticating Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap these things. It really comes down to how you play. If we play like we’re capable of Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys playing, I think we can play with anybody. But we have to do it.”

The first impact pertains to the Cardinals. Yes, this was an exhibition against backups and Gabbert, a first-round pick in 2011, is still behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton on the Cardinals’ depth chart. In that sense, Gabbert’s outing doesn’t mean much in terms of shaking up the order. Gabbert, however, enjoyed an encouraging first act with quarterback-friendly coach Bruce Arians.

“Those second and third reads,” Arians said in expressing how impressed he was with Gabbert. “He was off his initial target at the start in the pocket. Very, very calm. I was very happy, very pleased with him.”

The second impact pertains to Colin Kaepernick. Gabbert’s performance didn’t invite criticism. Until Kaepernick is signed, every backup quarterback and more than a handful of starters are going to be under the microscope. Regardless of your feelings about Kaepernick, or Gabbert for that matter, that’s the way it is. The Kaepernick conversation continues to dominate the day-to-day headlines.

“What is it about?” Sherman said. “It’s not about football or color. It’s about, ‘Boy, stay in your place.’”

Sherman admitted that Kaepernick “may not be the best, but he’s better than a lot of these dudes starting.” That sentiment has been supported by statistics in other media reports. But Sherman actually pointed out specific players he says are inferior to Kaepernick.

“Now if you told me this guy threw eight pick-sixes last year and played like a bum, had no talent, that’s one thing,” Sherman said. “But (Buccaneers backup QB) Ryan Fitzpatrick, (Ravens backup QB) Ryan Mallett or whoever is playing for the Jets right now — whoever is starting for the Jets is Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys terrible — have jobs. You’re telling me fans would rather you lose and put a worse player out there because a guy took a Lebron Cheap Jerseys stand? That’s where it’s so troublesome to me.”

There’s the report on CTE that has sent active players into retirement, into consideration of retirement and into “passionate” declarations that, no problem, a football field is “the perfect place to die.” That shed yet more light on concussions in the sport, including the frightening battle with postconcussion symptoms by Michael Oher, who ended up being released at the start of camp, still struggling nearly a year after his injury.

There’s a team in the league’s biggest market, the Jets, gutting its roster, denying it was tanking for the No. 1 pick and having the commissioner back it up.

There’s the wave of players who howled in protest over how much NBA players earn in free agency compared to them, in a more brutal, potentially lethal sport that takes in a third more in revenue every year.

There’s the star player, Ezekiel Elliott, on the league’s most marketable team, waiting for the end of a yearlong investigation into a domestic violence accusation. There also is the handful of players drafted with criminal histories or accusations hanging over their heads, as teams wrestled with the risk-reward balance and with their own checkered past on accepting or rejecting such players.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said while Peppers, who rejoined the Panthers this year on a one-year contract, isn’t very vocal, he leads by example with “veteran savvy.”

Tomlinson said it was an “honor and privilege to play in the NFL” and that he has Grade Cheap Jerseys stood on the shoulders of former running backs Jim Brown, Walter Payton and Smith.

He ranks fifth all-time in rushing yards with 13,684 and led the NFL in rushing in both Jerseys Supply 2006 and 2007. He also led the league in rushing touchdowns three times, including an NFL record 28 touchdowns in 2006. Tomlinson had three receiving scores that year as well to set a new NFL mark with 31 total touchdowns.

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3. Jake Guentzel, Penguins — Guentzel assisted on Rust’s goal, him him 14 points to pass Jaromir Jagr (1991) for most in a playoff year by a Penguins rookie.

2. Bryan Rust, Penguins — Rust hadn’t scored all series, but got the Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys first goal of the game for his fifth of the playoffs. You’ll remember it was Rust who scored both Penguins goals when they edged the Lightning in Game 7 of last year’s Eastern Conference finals. He now has nine points (8 goals, 1 assist) in 12 career playoff elimination games.

1. Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins — Fleury’s shutout was the first of this postseason and the ninth of his playoff career. It’s the 10th road shutout in NHL Game 7 history.

“I’m excited about leading this organization to the next level,” Botterill said after he was introduced as the franchise’s eighth general manager. “I truly understand from my time as a player here in Western New York — both in Rochester and Buffalo — how passionate and loyal the fans in this region are towards the game of hockey. I know that they deserve success.”

Owner Terry Pegula wanted a GM to help fix the Sabres’ structure and discipline issues — and Botterill seemed eager to do just that. For Botterill, that endeavor starts by hiring a coach who can command a locker room and mold the team’s younger players.

“The things I’m looking for (in a coach), with so many young players in our Cheap China Jerseys organization, a developer, an educator and a communicator,” Botterill said. “In today’s world, in today’s game, they Cheap Baseball Jerseys have to have that strong communication with the players.

“And finally, they need to have that presence in the locker room. The players have to understand the head coach is in control and leading the charge.”

Just get a shot on goal. The Penguins couldn’t muster one after Nick Bonino scored to make 3-0 1:02 before the first intermission of Monday’s Stanley Cup Final opener. It was now the third period, the Predators rode a catfish-induced rally to tie the game, and Mike Sullivan (and all of the hockey world) was baffled by Pittsburgh’s inability to put a single, solitary shot on Pekka Rinne in exactly 37 minutes of gameplay.

DeAngelo, a New Jersey native, made his NHL debut last season, picking up 14 points (5-9-14) in 39 games with the Coyotes. Originally a first-round selection of the Lightning in 2014, he has now been traded twice by age 21.

Gorton is thrilled to add DeAngelo to a defense group that includes another second-year rising star in Brady Skjei and team captain Ryan McDonagh, who is in the prime of his career.

“He’s a puck-moving right-handed defenseman that can run the power play and shoot the puck, that’s not an element we had,” Gorton said of DeAngelo. “It’s a player we wanted.”

Karlsson missed two games toward the end of the regular season with the foot fractures, but returned to help Ottawa clinch a playoff berth. He was averaging 28:58 time on ice heading into Game 6 and now has willed the Senators past two team to which they were deemed inferior, despite holding home-ice advantage.

It’s been Karlsson’s defining performance and there may be no single player more valuable to his team in the NHL right now.

This is the third time in franchise history the Senators are in the conference finals and La Kings Cheap Jerseys their first since 2007, when they fell to the Ducks in the Stanley Cup Final.

If Ottawa can keep it up long enough to somehow hold off the Capitals or Kids Cheap Jerseys China Penguins, he may soon add a Conn Smythe to his trophy case.

The Ducks should never have been in that overtime, season-on-the-brink situation. After being outshot 40-20 in a 2-1 loss in Game 3, the Ducks came out aggressive on offense in Game 4. Rickard Rakell opened the scoring at 11:20 in the first period, and the Ducks outshot the Predators 14-2 in that period. Nick Ritchie added a goal, his fourth of the postseason, midway through the second period, and with John Gibson looking sharp in the crease, the game appeared in Anaheim’s control.

“The one thing we wanted to make sure we established was a strong start, and we did that, with an exclamation mark,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said after the game.

But in the third period, the Ducks came unglued. Anaheim picked up a couple of cheap penalties late in regulation, and the Predators set up shop down at the Ducks end of the ice, outshooting Anaheim 11-5 in the third. For about 90 seconds, they had a 5-on-3 power play. P.K. Subban scored the Predators’ first goal at the 13:33 mark, just seconds after the end of a Nashville power play.

In fairness, the NHL’s best regular-season team has run into the best playoff story in Marc-Andre Fleury.

The veteran netminder was sensational in turning aside 36 of 38 shots. To date, he’s Pittsburgh’s unquestioned MVP and he will be on another team’s roster in a few months.

Pittsburgh’s win, most importantly, allows Crosby time to fully recover from concussion symptoms that can be so tricky, so temperamental. There’s no sense of urgency to have him in the lineup for Discount Volleyball Jerseys Game 5 or even Game 6 if it comes down to that. The Penguins proved their mettle; now the Capitals are forced to do the same.

“We’ll see what we are made of,” Oshie said after Wednesday’s loss. “That’s Create Cheap Jerseys a good question for us. It’s been the question everyone has been asking for a couple years.”

The Warriors proved another point regarding their status as the best team in the NBA Friday with a 125-108 win over the Rockets on their own court.

Kevin Durant continued his assault on the bottom of nets by scoring 32 points on 12 of 19 shooting with seven assists and four rebounds. Stephen Curry added 24 points with seven assists and Draymond Green flirted with a triple-double by tallying 15 points with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Mike Conley and Zach Randolph led the way for the Grizzlies with 27 points apiece, while Marc Gasol had 23 and Tony Allen played incredible defense with six steals.

Curry scored 40 for the Warriors in a losing effort, while Durant added 27. The Warriors’ loss snapped a 25-game win streak when Curry scored at least 30 points.

Memphis is now the first team since the 2014-15 season to beat the Warriors twice in the same season.

Circle this date on your calendar: Feb. 10. That’s when the Warriors get a chance, again, for revenge against the Grizzlies, this time in Memphis. It should be interesting.
The Timberwolves fell to the Wizards 112-105, but you can’t blame Andrew Wiggins. The 6-8 forward scored 41 points, going 16 of 30 from the floor.

Nets forward Joe Harris struggled against the Cavaliers, scoring only two points and hitting 1-of-9 shots from the field. He missed all five attempts from behind the arc.
Al Horford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17.2 left in the fourth to give the Celtics a lead over the 76ers.

The Spurs have used a selfless, team-first approach to climb to the top NHL Hockey Jerseys of the NBA mountain several times in recent years; the Hornets are trying to build a similar, ensemble-cast team. Still, if you like star power, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (24.0 points per game) vs. Hornets guard New York Jets Cheap Jerseys Kemba Walker (23.2 ppg) makes for a marquee billing.

Think you know the NBA? Think again.

Few might have predicted the Timberwolves would fend off the surging Rockets at home Wednesday, but that’s exactly what they did in a 119-105 win that finally displayed what Minnesota’s young team can do when they all show up on the same night.

The Warriors have now routed the Cavaliers, Thunder and Rockets in successive Reebok Cheap Jerseys games, proving they are a cohesive unit full of unselfish stars.

Perhaps the only player hurt production wise by Durant’s arrival is Klay Thompson, who scored 16 points on 7 of 19 shooting Friday.

The Warriors even quelled scorching-hot James Harden, holding him to just 17 points. Harden did add 11 assists and seven rebounds.

It’s going to take an awful lot for a team to beat Golden State in a best-of-seven series.

Kemba Walker was on fire in the Hornets’ 113-78 thrashing of the Raptors. He scored 32 points on 11 of 16 shooting — 6 of 9 from beyond the arc — while also dishing out eight assists and hauling in four rebounds. He reached his final total in just three quarters of action.

Ersan Ilyasova busted loose for 24 points and six rebounds during the 76ers’ 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers. He drained 5 of 6 from beyond the arc, which came at the perfect time after coach Brett Brown praised Dario Saric. Joel Embiid added 18 points with 10 rebounds and five assists before Order Cheap Jerseys Online leaving the game without returning for precautionary reasons because of a left knee contusion.

Carmelo Anthony has three Olympic gold medals, an NCAA championship, nine All-Star berths, a scoring title, six All-NBA appearances and a retired college jersey.

So you’ll forgive him if he doesn’t want to spend his mid-30s scrapping his life for an NBA ring.

“I ain’t got no problems with the front office. “I told [general manager David Griffin] to his face, so it ain’t like I’m telling y’all to put it on record. I see Griff all the time. One thing about me, if I got something to say, I’m going to tell it to your face. We need a (expletive) playmaker… I’m not saying you can just go find one, like you can go outside and see trees. I didn’t say that.”

“I don’t even know how it happened. It’s a situation finally got little sore from playing I guess. I’m not too worried. Just a little soreness. Keep doing treatments, ice all that stuff. It will go away pretty soon.”

Porzingis, 21, is averaging 20.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season. At 7-3, he has emerged as one of the best young players in the NBA, and with his size, he is able to do things few others can duplicate.

Entering the season, Porzingis was hopeful he could play in all 82 regular season games while trying to lead the Knicks into the postseason. Now that he has missed a game, he’s just trying to get healthy before returning to action.

“It is (disappointing) but at the same time I have to be smart,” he said. “I’m not going to win a medal for playing 82 games. If things like this happen, it’s important for me to get ready Trade Cheap Jerseys for the next game than try to go all 82 and not be able to be 100 percent.”

The Knicks (16-17) have impressed at times this season. They are currently San Jose Sharks Cheap Jerseys eighth in the Eastern Conference standings.