Cardinals GM lied about identity during DUI stop, police say

Keim, who was cited and released from police custody without being booked into jail, identified himself to a Chandler police officer as the team’s director of security, the Arizona Republic reports.

The police report also revealed that Keim admitted to a previous DUI arrest and conviction from 1996.

I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions. Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that, the statement read. I sincerely apologize to our organization and its fans as well as to my family. I accept full responsibility for my actions and hold myself completely accountable. Moving forward, I will take the steps to ensure that I never put myself or the Cardinals in this type of situation again.

Below is a list of this year’s eligible Supplemental Draft prospects, complete with a brief scouting report, athletic testing results, character and background information, which teams have interest in them and which teams might end up signing them this season.

Scouting report: A two-year starter at Western Michigan, Beal possess the ideal body type for a perimeter corner in today’s NFL. He measures over 6-0 and showcases an ability to play in man, press and multiple zone coverages. He does not have great bulk; he weighed in at 190 pounds at his Pro Day after dropping from 190 pounds for better testing. He also does not engage with great physicality in coverage, and he needs to continue to build his upper-half strength. Beal, though, is a smooth athlete who turns and runs naturally, and he has the tools to be a long-term starter. At his Pro Day, he recorded a 4.47 40-yard dash, a 37-inch vertical and a 10’6 broad jump, all of which would have put him in the upper echelon of cornerbacks at the 2018 NFL Combine.

Among Severino’s final pitches in that start was a 100.1 mph, seventh-inning fastball.

Middle of the seventh, he’s still throwing 100. Usually you face those guys, and they can only do it for one or two innings. He’s got closer stuff, Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton said. He’s got some of the best stuff in the game for 100-110 pitches. So it’s going to be a tough day for the opposition when he’s up.

Last season, when Severino fanned 230 batters — tied with teammate CC Sabathia for the third-highest total in team history — he threw 193 1/3 innings, plus another 16 in the postseason. With 111 2/3 innings already this year, he’s well on his way to reaching his goal.

He’s getting to the point in his career now where you don’t have to think about [limiting] innings, Cone said. He’s past the point of being protected, like the young pitchers they try to protect

The other way to think of it is that the Mets didn’t have to pay Bonilla his $5.9 million in 2000 and could use it on other free agents. Sure enough, the Mets acquired Mike Hampton from the Astros right before they dumped Bonilla. Hampton’s cost was conveniently $5.75 million, and his 15-10 record was good enough to help get the Mets to the World Series that year for the first time since 1986.

Johan Camargo (B), 7 percent, Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (RHP John Gant): Top-prospect Austin Riley is still sidelined with a sprained PCL. That said, there’s still a good chance Riley is promoted later in the second half. Camargo is making a case to stay in the lineup if that happens, perhaps playing more shortstop, as he’s slashing .352/.386/.500 the past two weeks, tallying six runs while driving in 13 in this span.

Greg Garcia (L), under 1 percent, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (RHP Mike Foltynewicz): It’s not a sure thing, but Garcia has been hitting from the two-hole in recent games with a righty on the hill. While the Cardinals don’t run much, Garcia has the ability to take advantage of the Braves’ woes in that area.

Avisail Garcia (R), 13 percent, Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers (LHP Cole Hamels): Garcia has a hit in all seven of his starts since returning from the disabled list on June 22, including a pair of homers. Hamels’ 3.61 ERA doesn’t reflect it, but he has surrendered 20 homers, second-most in the league to the 22 served up by Jakob Junis. Favoring Garcia is 19 of those long balls were swatted by righty swingers.

Former Eagles receiver Torrey Smith called out Trump’s stunt Monday night.

On Tuesday morning, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz took exception to the president’s preferred propaganda machine misrepresenting his team.

Standing up for what was right cost Charles Goodell his political career. He did it anyway.

While reporting the story, Fox News chose to broadcast a video of Eagles players kneeling, portraying it as them protesting during the anthem, when in reality they were praying pregame. Players took exception.

You’re complicit in PLAYING America. This is just another day at the office for you, though. Most players (and there were many players, many players…) that wanted to opt out had decided long b4 the anthem rule came down. It wasn’t discussed once in our meetings about the visit.

As for some unhappy news, former first-round pick Breshad Perriman continues to struggle. Nothing has gone as planned for the now fourth-year wide receiver who is entering a contract year after the Ravens declined his fifth year option.

Those teams in warm cities and with a lot of history would have an advantage, but it wouldn’t be the same as college. In college, a five-star DE isn’t going to Utah State. In the NFL, he might choose the Bills. They might offer more money or have a spot for him that the Patriots don’t. Bad teams tend to have more cap space than good teams.

The best rookies couldn’t all sign with one team, realistically. Few teams have the cap space to sign four of the top 10 prospects to market-rate deals. All of this would contribute to the NFL continuing to have a more level playing field than college.

Speaking of dead money, a method teams can control the dead money they accumulate should a star player either retire or be cut is to designate him as a post-June 1 transaction.

Belinelli returns to the site of his greatest NBA heights.

In the event San Antonio can convince Leonard to be part of the team next season, Gregg Popovich can go back to the original plan to use Gay and Leonard together as part of smaller lineups the likes of which the Spurs have rarely used in recent years.

The best true shooting percentage of Belinelli’s career (.605) came in 2013-14 as part of the Spurs’ most recent championship team; the second-best (.582) was last season, which he split between former San Antonio assistants Mike Budenholzer (in Atlanta) and Brett Brown (in Philadelphia). The question is how long Belinelli can sustain that level of performance, given he’ll turn 34 by the end of this contract. A one-year deal for Belinelli would have been more prudent.

There may yet be larger moves in store for the Raptors after their postseason flameout, but bringing VanVleet back on a reasonable contract is a good start to their summer.

The Chiefs started 5-0 last season before stumbling down the stretch and eventually blowing an 18-point lead at home in their playoff loss to Tennessee. Despite three straight double-digit win seasons, expectations are lower for Kansas City, which currently has a win total of 8.5. Fading Andy Reid might not be a smart idea, as the Chiefs have gone over their win total in all five of his seasons as the team’s head coach.

Jon Gruden is back with the Raiders, who have arguably been the most unpredictable team over the previous two seasons. Oakland went over its win total by 3.5 games in 2016 and went under by that same margin in 2017. The spread is currently less than two points in each of the Raiders’ first three games, so those toss-up games could go a long way in determining how Gruden’s second stint with the franchise goes.

After a run of five straight division titles, the Broncos have failed to make the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. Denver is the long shot to win the AFC West in 2018 at 9-2, matching last season’s odds.Weekly Reader: Who’s under the most pressure in free agency?

Ben Gamel’s RBI single in the second inning scores Kyle Seager to give Seattle a lead over Kansas City.

Not only was it Canada Day with The Big Maple, Canadian James Paxton on the mound for the Mariners’ 1-0 victory over the Royals, it also was Paxton Bobblehead Day at Safeco Field.

This bobblehead included a bald eagle on his shoulder, a crazy moment that actually happened while working out in the outfield before a game this season in Minnesota. The video went viral.

Asked about how Boston’s collection of desirable assets invariably leads to the Celtics being lumped into a bevy of trade rumors, regardless of how serious Boston’s interest is, Ainge did lament having to mend fences with players whose feelings are hurt by the suggestion they might be moved.

I think that most of [the rumors are] false. Especially the details of it, Ainge said. And what I don’t like about it is, I don’t like how names are just thrown around [in media reports]. [Reporters] probably don’t care about the names, and that’s your job is to make good stories and have things to talk about on the air. Most of it’s not true, but there’s sometimes bits and pieces of it that are true. So it’s not total lies, but — I can’t call it fake news — but it’s complex.

These are complex situations, and I think that, just like [reporters] don’t like answering or having to respond to rumors, even though it does give you good programming, I don’t like it any more, having to deal with the players that are calling me and the agents that are calling me when their name is in a rumor that’s, like, just totally made up.

The Celtics tendered a $6.1 million qualifying offer to Marcus Smart on Thursday, making him a restricted free agent. Both Smart and unrestricted free agent Aron Baynes are two players Ainge has suggested the team wants back, and the Celtics will work to keep them as part of their core.

It was just weird, Suarez said of the infield hit spree. I’ve never seen it like that. But it worked out thankfully. It could have been way worse and they’d have scored five or six runs.

Suarez is among the young pitchers who are filling in well for the Giants while the veteran starters work their way back to health.

We have difficult decisions the way these kids are throwing, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. As I said so many times, they’re doing what you’d hope they would do, is make the decision tough.

Slater, recalled from Triple-A Sacramento four times this season — most recently last Saturday — doubled in a run off Patrick Corbin in the second and knocked in the go-ahead score off Andrew Chafin (1-3) in the seventh. Slater, who entered the game 4 for 15 in the majors this season, also singled.

He’s become accustomed to the back-and-forth trips to Sacramento.

The Cardinals signed Sam Bradford during free agency.

In the past two years, the 30-year-old started 17 games and has a 71.8 completion percentage. Critics will say his dink-and-dunk passing inflates those numbers, but he unleashed some range on his throws with the Minnesota Vikings. 

Unfortunately, a knee injury limited Bradford to two games last year. Head coach Mike Zimmer described the quarterback’s knee as “degenerative.” 

McDonald offers experience as a veteran at safety, but it’s hard to justify cutting back on Bobby McCain’s snaps in the slot with his progression over the past year.

In 2017, the Dolphins extended McDonald’s contract four years, but the front office had no idea Fitzpatrick would fall to them at No. 11 in the draft.

College Football’s 2017 Defensive Player of the Year will show enough to replace McDonald, who’s only played eight games in Miami.

Schneider, and his wife, Jill, bought their current home in 2015 for just over $2.8 million. The house is currently on the market for $2.875 million.

According to property records , Schneider’s current home was last assessed at $2.98 million. Property taxes for the home were $47,560 in 2017.

Schneider and his family typically spend their summers in his native Massachusetts. They have two children.

The goalie still has four years left on the seven-year, $42 million contract he signed with the Devils during July of 2014. The deal pays him $6 million annually through the 2021-22 season and includes a no-trade clause.

Through his five seasons with the Devils, Schneider has a 106-114-44 record with a 2.41 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
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Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers RECAP, score and stats Game 3

The Boston Celtics , leading 2-0 in the NBA’s best of seven Eastern Conference Finals , met the Cleveland Cavaliers , led by LeBron James, in Game 3 on Saturday, May 19, 2018, (5/19/18), at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check the scoreboard above for the final score and click on the stats link for game stats.

Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands.

Even when things broke down, we just covered for one another, James said. “We made them make extra passes. We made them make extra dribbles. We were flying around, and I just happened to be one of the guys on the floor that wanted to fly around as well.”

Game 4 is Monday night before the series returns to Boston.

His first game went so well that Boone walked up to him late Saturday night and said, “Left field tomorrow.”

So Frazier will be in there for the Yankees-Royals’ series finale, and then who knows. He’ll probably be optioned back to Triple-A next week to get regular at-bats, but things change all the time in baseball due to injuries and other things.

Whatever happens, Frazier is happy that he’s had a chance to show the Yankees what he can do again. They saw glimpses of greatness last summer when Frazier made a big splash during his first call-up as a fill-in starter, but a hot streak led to struggles and then a return to Triple-A. He finished his rookie season hitting just .239 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 39 games.

This year I feel like I’ve earned the promotion, said Frazier, who hit .362 in 12 Triple-A games. “Last year there were some injuries to get called up. This year I had the performance in the minor leagues and I thought it was deserving of the call-up when the time came. cowboys_059

Texans cut Jake Rodgers

The Texans announced they cut offensive tackle Jake Rodgers on Tuesday.

And that is indeed the case, according to Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum.

However he does it, Bates must improve the Jets’ offensive production. The Jets finished last season 24th in Football Outsiders’ offensive DVOA ratings.

Beachum spoke Tuesday in Manhattan at the annual Gridiron Gala charity event, which benefits the United Way of New York City. Beachum was honored at the event — along with Giants defensive lineman Damon Harrison (an ex-Jet) — for his work in the community.

“I got a text from Charles Woodson, who told me, ‘Your son has to retire. There’s no way he can put that red helmet on his head,’” Reggie McKenzie said. “Part of me felt that way, but in all seriousness it’s a good opportunity for him and I was hoping that he would land at a spot that will kind of grow him to that position. He can play D-tackle, but I think he could be special on the offensive line. That’s where we were going to play him.”

For his part, Kahlil McKenzie has already vowed to whip the team his dad runs. He may be a sixth-round rookie, but McKenzie is already right in the middle of one of the NFL’s best rivalries.

Chris Ballard will not be known as the G.M. who traded Andrew Luck.

After Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team turned down trade offers for Luck, Ballard said the same, and he said he quickly cut off the conversation when he received calls wondering what it would take to pry Luck away from Indianapolis.

“We’re not trading Andrew Luck,” Ballard said. “I’m not putting that on my résumé.”

More Jackson is the future, but Flacco is the present On some level, it makes Flacco look petty that he hasn’t reached out to Jackson to welcome him to the team and offer at least an insincerelet me know if I can help.

On another level, however, NFL coaches and players tell us all the time: this league is a business.broncos_002_acd54ed6aaf0c850-180x180

Report: Tim Jernigan has surgery for herniated disc

Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc, Howard Eskin of 94 WIP reports.

Jernigan will not take part in the team’s offseason program but is expected to make a full recovery, per Eskin.

There’s no substitute for experience and he’s got it. So no, the age doesn’t bother me. It was, of course, easy to say that all along. The Giants showed us they mean it a few weeks ago. And based on Shurmur’s work over the past few years in getting the most out of a variety of different quarterbacks, that simple act should carry weight.

My belief in Eli is in being a pro coach that’s competed against him, Shurmur said.

Falk, a notorious Tom Brady fan, now enters a depth chart led by Marcus Mariota, a franchise quarterback who’s likely to soon get a nine-figure contract. Sort of like the 10-year, $103 million deal Drew Bledsoe signed in March 2001, only months before Mo Lewis inflicted an injury to Bledsoe that opened the door for Brady.

The connections between the Titans and Patriots make this one a little eerie, but it still remains a long shot for #Luke to become anything closer to the player #Tommy is. Regardless, they have at least one thing in common: They entered the league in the same draft spot.

The Detroit Lions have operated this offseason as if Matt Patricia is the NFL’s most important offseason addition, the X-factor that will morph the franchise from a team hovering around.500 to a perennial contender.

But that leap, if it happens, will come through incremental improvements, and arguably no unit stands to benefit more from coaching-related adjustments than the Lions’ offensive line.broncos_090_d07000fd8593aad3-180x180

Carolina added a key piece to the backfield.

The Panthers signed free-agent running back C.J. Anderson to a contract, the team announced Monday on Twitter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With Jonathan Stewart joining the Giants on a two-year deal during free agency, Anderson’s arrival bolsters a Panthers’ running back group consisting of second-year pro Christian McCaffrey, Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne.

Maybe I’ll need an umbrella, Kelly told the Boston Globe. I hope nothing gets thrown or poured on us.

The Titans released Griffin in February 2016 when he was tied with Corey Graham of Buffalo for the most games played by a safety in the NFL between 2007 and 2015. Griffin signed with Minnesota but didn’t play a game. He then signed with Carolina and started six of 13 games with the Panthers in 2016. He finished his career starting 134 of 154 games played in 10 seasons. Griffin spent the 2017 season working out in case a team called and finished his degree at Texas. He said even when he was with the Vikings and Panthers he always felt he remained a Tennessee Titan.

Accorsi also picked John Elway with the No. 1 pick in 1983. It seems he is one of the people who helped steer Gettleman away from this class of quarterbacks, even using the same grade on a curve analogy as his protege.

The Giants drafted Kyle Lauletta in the fourth round.

I’m a quarterback guy, Accorsi said. I’ve always felt if you pick a quarterback that high — not in the fourth or fifth round — he can’t have a minus. There are boxes of critical factors. Some of them are intangible and some are just feel on your part. There has to be a plus or plus-plus in every box. If there is a minus, you are asking for trouble.

In March, Goodell was asked about Reid, one of the better players at his position in the NFL, not having a job. I’ve said this repeatedly to you: The 32 teams make individual decisions on the players who are going to best help their franchises, Goodell said. Those are decisions they have to make. They do that every day in the best interest of winning. Teams make those decisions. I’m not directly involved with that. Last month, Kaepernick praised Reid for continuing to make a stand for social justice when the quarterback was presented an Amnesty International award in Amsterdam. sharks-024