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Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

MLB notebook: Astros deny reporter access to Verlander The Houston Astros denied a Detroit Free Press reporter access to Justin Verlander after Wednesday night's 2-1 loss to the Tigers. An Astros spokesman told the newspaper that writer Anthony Fenech had been denied access at the pitcher's request. Verlander refused to speak to the media with Fenech there, explaining Thursday on his Twitter feed that it was due to "unethical behavior in the past."

Jets sign Quincy Adeboyejo, waive J.J. Jones

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Jets signed receiver Quincy Adeboyejo on Thursday, the team announced. Adeboyejo signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2017. A leg injury caused him to spend last season on the physically unable to perform list, and the Ravens waived him ahead of training camp this summer with a non-football injury designation.

Report: Cowboys offer to make Elliott No. 2 in RB pay

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Dallas Cowboys have offered to make holdout running back Ezekiel Elliott one of the two highest-paid running backs in the NFL, according to a report. ESPN reporter Ed Werder tweeted Thursday afternoon that the offer is less than what the Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley earns -- he signed a four-year, $57.5 million contract with $45 million guaranteed last summer -- but more than the deal that Le'Veon Bell agreed to with the New York Jets. In March, Bell signed the NFL's second-richest running back contract, a four-year, $52.5 million deal that included $27 million in guarantees.

NFL 2019: Steelers eyeing unity minus departed stars

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The word Ramon Foster chose wasn't by accident. Asked what he expects the identity of the Pittsburgh Steelers to be in 2019 following the high-profile departures of star wide receiver Antonio Brown and versatile running back Le'Veon Bell , the second-longest tenured member of the roster behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger offered a typically blunt assessment. The Steelers spent a significant portion of 2018 talking about Brown's latest meltdown or Bell's extended absence.

NFL 2019: New era, vibe as Gase, Douglas seek playoff return

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Adam Gase can't stand to lose at anything. The New York Jets coach despises it, even when it comes to practice. So, squaring off every day at training camp against defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has stirred up the competitive juices for both men.

Le’Veon Bell: Sam Darnold reminds me of myself

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

One wouldn't think to compare Jets teammates Le'Veon Bell and Sam Darnold to one another. Darnold's a quarterback and Bell is a running back, which means they have very different skill sets and responsibilities on the football field. As Bell has gotten to know Darnold since joining the Jets, however, he's realized that there are similarities between the two.

Le’Veon Bell encourages Jets teammates to tackle him in practice

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Give me a little something' Bell has been encouraging his teammates to give him their best in practice, telling Jets defensive players, “Give me a little something. Via Rich Cimini of ESPN, Bell wants to get acclimated to hits, being tackled, everything that would happen in the course of a game. Go for the ball, things like that, just so I can get prepared,” Bell said.

Jets working out Quincy Adeboyejo

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Jets had wide receiver Dontrelle Inman in for a visit before he signed with the Chargers this week and they're continuing to look at available options at wideout. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Jets are working out Quincy Adeboyejo. Adeboyejo signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and appeared in one game during his rookie season.

Wednesday Sports In Brief

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1. Hicks led off the ninth with a tiebreaking blast to left-center field off Verlander (15-5), who leads the majors in strikeouts with 239 but ranks second in homers allowed with 33. The veteran right-hander retired the first 14 batters, with six strikeouts, before Rodriguez homered to the seats in right with two outs in the fifth.

Jets’ Bell explains why sitting out preseason won’t hurt him for NFL opener

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Le'Veon Bell is not worried about preseason as the New York Jets star eyes week one of the NFL campaign. Jets head coach Adam Gase announced on Sunday that running back Bell would not make his debut until the team's NFL opener, despite sitting out all of 2018 as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers amid a contract dispute. Even though Bell has not played in more than a year, the three-time Pro Bowler believes he can return to play at an All-Pro level at the start of the new season.