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?

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.

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.

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.

Dwight Howard’s return to Houston could not have gone much better for the maligned center, who led the Hawks to a 113-108 win over the Rockets.

Howard’s three seasons with the Rockets didn’t quite go as planned, which is why he braced for some boos Thursday night. And boo they did at Toyota Center. But Howard got the final say by scoring 24 points on 11 of 13 shooting with 23 rebounds.

It’s the 47th career 20-20 game in Howard’s career, which makes for 31 more than any other player since Howard entered the league in 2004-05.

The Hawks trailed by 20 points during the second half but stormed back by outscoring Houston 36-11 in final 8:25 of the game.

Atlanta mostly has Tim Hardaway Jr. to thank for the comeback.

Hardaway scored 23 of his 33 points in fourth quarter, while grabbing six rebounds and draining four 3-pointers.

After the game, he said it felt like the rim got “bigger and bigger with each basket.”

Verlander made some headlines before the season when he and fiancee Kate Upton purchased a home in Beverly Hills. There was speculation even then that Verlander could be headed to the Dodgers.

While Verlander does have a no-trade clause, it appears he will waive it under certain circumstances. He certainly left the door open for a move after his last start on Monday.

“I guess there might be a fleeting moment where you say, ‘This might have been the last time,’ but it is very fleeting,” Verlander said, via “It is in the back of your mind that you never know what can happen. There is a moment walking off the mound you just take a second to appreciate it. I know I didn’t acknowledge it coming off the mound, probably because we are in the middle of a tie game.

“Maybe I wish I could have gone back and said thank you, but who knows, maybe Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping there is a lot more of those to come, maybe there’s not. All I know Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys is that I heard it, I felt it, I appreciated it.”

Andre Iguodala created an “awkward” situation Friday night with some controversial race-related comments in the locker room following the Warriors’ loss to the Timberwolves.

After a reporter asked the Warriors swingman if he had known coach Steve Kerr planned to rest Iguodala and three Warriors starters in Saturday’s game against the Spurs, Iguodala told reporters (via ESPN). “Nope, no clue. I do what master say.”

Frustrated by the 103-102 loss that included several calls that didn’t go the Warriors’ way, Iguodala later dropped a couple of other controversial remarks. When a reporter asked what had caused the loss, Iguodala said, “We gotta score more than the other team. Yep, they want dumb n—s, so I’m going to give y’all a dumb n—.”

Iguodala continued on his regrettable theme when asked if there were other issues beyond just the team’s offense. “What would dumb n—s say? ‘Just play harder. Figure it out. Change gonna come.’ You know what we used to say. Change gonna come.”

Don’t weep for Washington, though. Coach Romar will reload with a top-five Cheap NCAA Jerseys recruiting Cheap New York Giants Jerseys class, including small forward Michael Porter Jr., the top overall recruit in the 2017 ESPN 100.

This is more than a bump in the road the Cavs will suddenly get over — at least in terms of the standings. FiveThirtyEight’s NBA prediction model gives the Celtics a whopping 70-percent chance to capture the top seed with Cleveland’s odds coming in at 29 percent (The Raptors and Wizards Cheap Moto X Jerseys are both virtually out of the race at one and less than one percent, respectively.)

Silence was the theme of Sunday’s game between the Warriors and Knicks, but not so much after it.

Madison Square Garden was unusually quiet during the first half of the Warriors’ 112-105 win because arena game presentation staff decided to allow the organic sounds of basketball filter through. Players, though, have not been overly pleased with the decision, citing a lack of energy from the crowd.

“It was kind of weird because that’s home-court advantage, having the crowd involved, having the music going and having that energy behind you so it was different,” Knicks guard Courtney Lee said.

Lee was then reminded that New York led by one point at halftime, and only in the second half with the music back on did the Knicks blow the game.

In these tumultuous times, these true role models are the men and women whose voices we need to disseminate to every corner, not a braying jackass making a desperate grab for relevance amongst a constituency destined for extinction.

Lastly, could someone please tell this man to stop flattering himself. It’s embarrassing.
In an interview with Israeli website Walla Sport, Stoudemire was asked about playing with a gay teammate. His response was to avoid the player at all costs.

“I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner,” Stoudemire said “And I’m going to drive — take a different route to the gym.”

When asked if he was joking he said, “I mean, there’s always a truth NFL Jerseys Outlet within a joke.”

This isn’t Stoudemire’s first time using harsh language NFL Jerseys Authentic toward the gay community. In 2012, he was fined $50,000 from the Knicks after he tweeted a gay slur toward another Twitter user.