Eric DeCosta thinks Jets hired “exceptional football guys”

June 26th, 2019

The Jets' decision to fire General Manager Mike Maccagnan in May sparked a range of reactions and many of them painted the move as a negative one about the way the team was doing business. Reactions to their decision to hire Joe Douglas as Maccagnan's replacement were more positive and that remained the case when Douglas made moves to fill out the top rungs of the personnel department. Alexander was hired away from the Ravens and the Baltimore club also used to employ Douglas and Savage, so it probably doesn't come as a great surprise that Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta has joined the chorus of people complimenting the Jets on their moves.

IOC to change process of Olympic bid races, host elections

June 26th, 2019
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Radical changes in how and when Olympic hosts are picked were voted in Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee looks to avoid negative headlines and angering local taxpayers following referendum losses and excessive spending on white elephant venues.

2019 NFL preview: Redskins are in bad shape, and need Dwayne Haskins to save them

June 26th, 2019

Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2019 power rankings. The moment before Alex Smith suffered one of the worst injuries you'll see on a football field, the Washington Redskins were in a pretty good place. Smith wasn't lighting up the stat sheet, but he was good enough.

Cardinals QB Brett Hundley ready to compete with Kyler Murray: ‘I don’t play to be second’

June 25th, 2019

There's little doubt that Kyler Murray will be the starting quarterback in Arizona this fall. The Cardinals used the No. 1 overall draft pick to acquire the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, and aren't likely to let that move go to waste. Brett Hundley, however, isn't ready to cede the job just yet.

Patrick Mahomes favored to repeat as NFL MVP in Las Vegas odds

June 25th, 2019

Anyone with the supernatural foresight or Kansas City Chiefs fandom to bet on Patrick Mahomes as the NFL MVP last summer reaped an immense reward when he took home the award a few months ago. If they wanted to match their winnings this year, let's just say they'll need to put a little more money on the quarterback. Patrick Mahomes leads 2019 NFL MVP odds Less than a month before training camps begin for most NFL teams, Mahomes is the favorite to take home a second straight MVP in the Westgate Las Vegas' SuperBook at 4/1.

Yankees set home run record in win over Blue Jays

June 25th, 2019
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DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back homers to begin the bottom of the first inning, giving the Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball, and New York held off the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night.

Jack Del Rio had ‘no idea’ the Jaguars were drafting Blaine Gabbert in 2011

June 25th, 2019

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up in the 2011 NFL draft to select Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert with the No. 10 overall pick — marking a pretty big move for the organization. Jack Del Rio, who lead Jacksonville from 2003-2011, said on ESPN690 in Jacksonville on Tuesday that he was very unaware that former general manager Gene Smith was making that move on draft night. “I had no idea we were going to draft Blaine Gabbert,” Del Rio said on Tuesday, via ESPN690. “No idea.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman predicts new-look Jets will be ‘a tough matchup’

June 25th, 2019

Patriots WR Julian Edelman predicts new-look Jets will be 'a tough matchup' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The intense rivalry between the Patriots and Jets has been decidedly one-sided in New England's favor over the last decade, but there's a swirl of optimism in New York entering the 2019 season after a flurry of free-agent signings and a head coaching change. The Jets finished with a 4-12 record at the bottom of AFC East last season and quickly went to work to improve the roster. They drafted Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the No.

Friendship with O’Brien reportedly a big part of Caserio’s attraction to Texans

June 25th, 2019

Friendship with O'Brien reportedly a big part of Caserio's attraction to Texans originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The apparent tug of war between the Patriots and Texans over Nick Caserio appears - for now - to have gone the Pats' way. While the Texans keep the seat warm for the Patriots director of player personnel, and Bill Belichick's right-hand man, to finish out his contract that ends after the 2020 draft, there's been speculation a trade could be worked out that would allow Caserio to become GM in Houston.

Teddy Bridgewater happy as backup in New Orleans: ‘This is the best opportunity for me to grow’

June 25th, 2019

Teddy Bridgewater had an opportunity this offseason to compete for a starting job with the Miami Dolphins, who made a big push to sign the quarterback. While the starting position wasn't guaranteed, Bridgewater would have at least had the opportunity to be on the field with the Dolphins — rather than in New Orleans, where he's locked in as Drew Brees' backup. At the last minute, though, Bridgewater agreed to return to New Orleans, signing a one-year, $7.25 million deal.