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WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper made his first rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night for Single-A Potomac, going 1 -for 1 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. Last years National League Rookie of the Year batted second in the lineup and played three innings in left field before being pulled. Harper hadnt played since May 26 and was put on the disabled list June 2 with bursitis in his left knee. Entering Monday, Harper had missed 25 straight games and 31 of the first 75 this season for Washington. "He looks the same old Harp," said Potomac manager Brian Daubach who also had Harper in Hagerstown in 2011. After having the best record in the majors last season at 98-64, the Nationals have struggled without Harper and are 37-38. Harper wore a knee brace during warm-ups, but it wasnt visible during the game. In Harpers first at-bat he hit a pop-up into shallow left field that was dropped by Myrtle Beach shortstop Edwin Garcia. Harper showed no signs of the knee ailment as he raced around first base and into second for a stand-up double. "The double he hit was a blooper down the left field line and he was flying," said Daubach. "Its as good as Ive seen him run." Moments later Harper was picked off by Pelicans pitcher Blake Schwartz after taking a large lead and failing to slide back in time to beat the throw. "Hes aggressive," Daubach said. "When he got second, looking to take third in a situation with one out, all positive for me." In the third inning, Harper got a late start on Rougned Odors shot into left field. The left fielder recovered to make up ground but the ball bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double. Harpers second at-bat ended after seven pitches with a walk. "I know hes been out awhile, and as you see with most rehab guys, the more at-bats they get they get it back," Daubach said. " But to have the second at-bat be a long at bat and to lay off some good pitches was a good sign." The next batter, Jason Martinson, doubled Harper to third. Again Harpers knee looked fine as he raced around the bases so fast that his helmet couldnt keep up and flew off his head before reaching third. Harper wasnt at third base long as the next hitter, Adrian Nieto, singled him home. Harper, still the youngest player on the team, picked up Nietos bat before crouching down and cheering as Martinson slid home to even the game 3-3. Potomac defeated Myrtle Beach 7-5. Although admitting to not having the final say, Daubach answered that Harper playing six innings on Wednesday "sounds about right." "After playing for the first time in a while, hopefully he comes back ready to go tomorrow," said Daubach. Harpers appearance with Potomac could be felt early on as long lines were visible outside the stadium as early as two hours before the first pitch. Harpers batting practice also caused quite a scene as more than 100 fans crowded around the cage, while others looked on from the top row of the first-base stands. Many in attendance wore Harpers jersey, while others took pictures trying to get a glimpse of the all-star. Kids chanted his name from atop their fathers necks and teenage girls gave him the rock star treatment by screaming as he was led by police officers back to the dugout after the session. It was the first sellout of the season for the Potomac Nationals. "On a Tuesday night it can get slow around here," Daubach said. "It wasnt the normal Tuesday night for us for sure." Manager Davey Johnson, speaking before Washingtons game against Arizona, said Harper likely wont rejoin the Nationals this weekend when they travel to New York. "I doubt if hell be able to make it that quick," Johnson said, pointing to a series starting next Monday in Washington against Milwaukee for Harpers likely return. "Hell probably do three or four innings tonight, and then, if theres no problem, gradually up it." Outfielder Jayson Werth, who left Sundays game with a strained left groin, was in the Nationals starting lineup against Arizona. The Nationals also placed pitcher Dan Haren on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with right shoulder inflammation. They also recalled first baseman-outfielder Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse. Haren underwent an MRI exam Monday, which he said revealed no structural damage, and he received a cortisone shot. "Theres nothing surprising definitely," Haren said. "Obviously, there was a little bit of inflammation and stuff in there. I dont know if thats normal wear and tear, or maybe a little bit more than normal. I got a shot, which is the best way to take out all the stiffness and any inflammation thats in there." The 32-year-old right-hander said he could begin throwing again as early as Wednesday. 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There are several other matchups -- Colorado at Michigan, USC at Stanford, UCLA at BYU, and thats just the Pac-12 -- the results of which promise to reverberate throughout the fall.In other words, its the perfect antidote to the dullness of Week 2. 1.?Between?Arkansas thrilling double-overtime victory at TCU and its SEC opener against Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium, the Razorbacks play Texas State on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network). Head coach?Bret Bielema believes his team is, in his words, very, very hungry.Every week in the world of college football, half the teams lose, Bielema said. A lot of teams lose because they dont know how to win it.Add the opening one-point win over Louisiana Tech to the TCU victory, and it would appear thats not an issue. Check out this stat: In Bielemas first 28 games at Arkansas, the Hogs went 0-9 in games decided by eight points or fewer. In the last 12, the Hogs are 5-1 in such games. 2.?Since January, when Nick Saban won his fourth national championship at Alabama and the fifth of his career, the question has been asked whether he is the greatest coach of all time. You dont hear that speculation about Urban Meyer at?Ohio State?-- who faces Oklahoma on Saturday --?but consider this: Meyer is 156-27 as a head coach. That .852 winning percentage ranks third all time -- as in?forever -- behind Knute Rockne (.881) and Frank Leahy (.864). In four-plus seasons with the Buckeyes, Meyer is 52-4. Saban in that time is 52-6. If your best argument against Meyer is that he has only three national titles, come up with something better.3.?The decision announced Wednesday by the ACC Council of Presidents to move all of the leagues neutral-site championships out of North Carolina this academic year in protest of the state law that lifted anti-discrimination protections from the LGBT community will be a blow to the state of North Carolina. But the ACC also will take a financial hit for moving the football championship out of Charlotte. The ACC title game suffered dwindling attendance in its five seasons in Jacksonville (2005-07) and Tampa (2008-09). Thats why the ACC moved the game to Charlotte. But the decision was a fait accompli once the NCAA said Monday that it would move seven championship events out of the state. 4. 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That Eagle unit led the FBS in total defense despite winning only three games, which is why Harbaugh lured Brown away. 6.?On the heels of the resurrection of the Pitt-Penn State rivalry comes?Idahos visit to Washington State. The schools, about 8 miles apart on West Pullman Road, will play for the 92nd time. In?the heyday of the Battle of the Palouse, the vanquished student body would undertake the Losers Walk and head to the other campus, where the winners would take them home. It was usually the Vandal fans who walked west. Washington State is ahead 71-17-3, which explains in part why the annual rivalry ended in 1978. The schools signed a 10-year deal from 1998-2007 -- the Cougars won eight times -- and have played only once since. Washington State (0-2) is a 25-point favorite over Idaho (1-1). 7.?Before last week at Oklahoma State, the most infamous extra play occurred in 1961, when Syracuse beat Notre Dame?15-14. Well, not really. 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If there were any doubts that Graham DeLaet is ready to win on the PGA Tour, they were dismissed on Sunday. DeLaet didnt win the Travelers Championship but he showed that his game is at the point where a win seems a question of when, not if. While the Canadian was pleased with his overall performance, there was some disappointment and frustration too. "I played well all week and overall, its good," said DeLaet, not long after stepping off the golf course. "But I definitely felt that I let this one slip away. I know I could have won the golf tournament." Thats DeLaet through and through. Thats why hes becoming such a tremendous player. Even though he posted the best finish of his career and picked up a cheque for $414,800, he was mad that he let a golden opportunity get away. Its all about winning for him, just as it should be. Hes hungry to get a victory. And then you know hed be just as hungry to get another one. DeLaets one-under 69 at the TPC River Highlands led him to his career-best finish, a third behind winner Ken Duke and his playoff combatant Chris Stroud. It also pushed his seasons earnings to a career best $1,348,387 (US) and moved him to 30th on the FedEx Cup list. Hes also the first Canadian since October 2010 to get inside the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking. Those are great marks, to be sure, but DeLaet would trade them all for a win. There were times on Sunday when it appeared the native of Weyburn, Sask., might break through. It was the third time in his PGA Tour career that hed played in the last group on the final round. The previous two times hed finished down the leaderboard. This time, however, he remained in the chase until the final few holes. "I felt super calm all day," he said. "I think I was more nervous standing on the first tee on Thursday. "I hit a perfect tee shot on one and blocked everything out really well. There was a lot of stuff going on there." After pars on the first three holes, DeLaet noticed a scoreboard on the fourth hole and was surprised to see he had the solo lead at that point. He was sure that someone was going to post a few birdies and make a run. But the wind and tough pin placements seemed to be the equalizer. "I didnt play my best golf but I kind of scrapped it out," he stated. Coming down the final four holes, DeLaet was in good shape, having made a birdie on 12 to tie for the lead. But on 15, after hitting his tee shot just over the green on the par 4, he wasnt able to make birdie, and on 16, a par 3, his tee shot came up short of the green and a poor chip led to a bogey. "On 15, I should have backed off that putt," he said. "I felt a gust come up and Im not sure if it blew my blade open or if it knocked the ball off line but that was a straight putt."And on 16, it was the wind again. I had the exact same yardage as I did on 14 and it came up about 15 yards short. "If I get up and down on one of those, Im in the playoff. If I do it on both, I win," he reflected, with obvious frustration in his voice. Aside from the win, DeLaet was also disappointed at losing out on points in the race for the International Team in the Presidents Cup. Its one of his main goals for this year and he desperately wants to move up that list to be joining the world side at Memorial. He may get that chance this week at the AT&T, being played at Congressional outside Washington, D.C. Thats a course DeLaet feels suits his game about as well as any on the PGA Tour. Before that, however, he was planning to celebrate his play this week the good, old Canadian way . . . with a couple of beers in the hotel lobby bar. "Even though today was disappointing," he offered, "there are way more positives out of this than negatives." NOTES: DeLaet made nine birdies on the weekend adding up to a $9,000 donation to the Alberta flood relief. 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The former Aston Villa, Birmingham and West Brom defender captained Timbers to their first-ever MLS Cup trophy last season, beating Columbus Crew 2-1 in the final.With another 2-1 win against Columbus last weekend to mark the opening game of the season, Portland now make the trip to California to face San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday - live on Sky Sports. Ahead of the game, we asked Ridgewell 10 MLS-related questions. Take a look at what he had to say as he tells us all about his own career and life stateside.What was it like winning the MLS Cup last season? Portland Timbers won MLS Cup in 2015 It was a huge achievement - for the city and for the organisation, it was massive. A lot of people didnt expect us to do it, nobody thought we could get anywhere near it, but we knew of the teams capabilities and we knew we could do it if we performed on the day.How did it compare to winning the League Cup with Birmingham in 2011? Ridgewell won the League Cup with Birmingham in 2011 On the day I was excited and said it was better than winning the League Cup but it is definitely on par with it.It was such a special thing with Birmingham, it might even have been a greater achievement to win the League Cup with them because we were such outsiders going against Arsenal, but winning the MLS Cup was a big achievement.As MLS Cup holders, when do you get to meet President Barack Obama? Winning MLS Cup means the chance to meet Barack Obama We havent been told when we meet him! Id say it will be when we play DC United away so thatll come towards the end of the season.It will be unbelievable to meet him, it will be extra special being the captain and being able to get a couple of minutes with him and to shake his hand. Itll be a massive thing, thats for sure.Whats the aim this season after winning MLS Cup last year? Portland Timbers surprised many by winning MLS Cup last season Its going to be a difficult year for us. Last year people were tipping everyone else. This year the spotlight is going to be on us in every game to keep on winning, so its going to be more difficult.But weve got the capacity in the team to carry on winning and go and do it again. We did it last year and made a couple of additions in the pre-season. Were looking good, looking strong so why cant we win it again? Its going to be very tough because people are going to be looking at us as champions and wanting to beat us, so its something weve got to get used to quite quickly.You play San Jose Earthquakes live on Sky Sports this weekend, whos their main threat? Ridgewell thinks Chris Wondolowski is one of San Joses most dangerous players Theyve got Chris Wondolowski, who is a very good centre forward and plays for the national team, he scores a lot of goals. Theyre a very strong outfit and Im sure this year theyll be looking to do a lot more [than last season] and are a team weve really ggot to look out for.ddddddddddddWhat Portland players should we be keeping an eye on this season? Portand Timbers Darlington Nagbe was called up to the US national team in November last year Darlington Nagbe is certainly running the midfield every time we play. Hes such a big player for us and to now get into the USA national team is even bigger.Hes going to go on and do bigger things and a lot more with his career. Were lucky to have him to be perfectly honest and is a good player to have in our team. With him and Diego Chara in the midfield, and if we can get Fanendo Adi scoring goals like last season with 16, well be up and running.Other than Portland, who has the most passionate fans in MLS? Seattle Sounders fans are known to be very loud and passionate about their club Seattle are very big rivals to us. They pack out their stadium, so theyre certainly passionate about their team.Whenever we play them with it being a derby. Theyre certainly very loud. Its always nice to play there and you certainly hear them thats for sure.Can MLS ever compete with the Premier League? Steven Gerrard (R) joined MLS last season I definitely think it can. The way the league is going theres a lot of investment into it, and theyre doing it the right way by not letting the investment get too out of control.When you get these players like Steven Gerrard, David Villa, Frank Lampard coming over here its a different lifestyle and type of place. Its enjoyable as well so theres no reason why it cant grow and get better. Your Lumberjack mascot Timber Joey… do you see him often? Timber Joey is a much loved figure in Portland We see him all the time! He travels with us to away games, we see him at home games before we go out and train...if were lucky enough we get to have a beer with him or see him out in Portland.Theres no other stadium in the world where you see someone cutting a log with a chainsaw. Its just incredible really and its such a good experience. You wouldnt get to experience that kind of thing back at home so its another perk of coming to play in MLS.Do you see yourself finishing your career in MLS? Liam Ridgewell (R) was on loan at Brighton during the off-season, and could see himself returning to play in England one day Id like to go back and play one day back in England but Ive only got a year left on my contract at Portland Timbers.Im talking to the club at the minute so hopefully that will go well but you never know how thats going to go so it could be my last season this year.Hopefully it isnt but it might be. 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Even if he makes it back next week, Garoppolo is sure to give way the following week to Tom Brady, who will handle the starting duties the rest of the way, barring injury or a remarkable decline in performance.So, then what? When the season ends, the Patriots will most likely have a superstar quarterback entering his age-40 season with no public intentions of retiring and one entering his age-26 season with one year left on his rookie contract (and worth a lot in trade value). Now, nobody has moved on from his teams stars more ruthlessly than Bill Belichick -- and almost without fail correctly, too -- but he cant do that to Tom Brady, right??Right??And if you keep Brady, then, what do you do with Garoppolo? Its a fascinating question, and Im not sure theres a right answer. But there are scenarios. Lets run through the context by answering some questions, and see whether we can gain any insight into the bigger picture and the future of the Patriots. Starting with the really, really short term ...Would playing Thursday night have been worth the risk?We now know Garoppolo isnt expected to suit up, but lets give a little background. Reports suggest Garoppolo has a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, which is an incredibly painful injury. Other reports have suggested that the Patriots were pressuring Garoppolo to be available for the game -- thats obviously not the case -- noting that Brady has played through a similar injury in the past.Brady most recently played through a sprained AC joint (also known as a separated shoulder) during the 2011 playoffs, but that was in his nonthrowing shoulder. Brady suffered a first-degree separation of his shoulder in December 2002 and played through it, but it didnt go well. Brady posted a passer rating of 91.7 in the 13 games before separating his shoulder. He separated his shoulder in Week 15 and put up a passer rating of 59.2 over the final three games of the year while also suffering a second-degree shoulder separation in Week 17. Brady then subsequently underwent shoulder surgery in 2004.Its possible to play through a sprained AC joint at a certain level of severity, as Ben Roethlisberger did during the 2015 playoffs, but it would have been shortsighted and foolish in this case. Even if Garoppolo comes back for Week 4, the Patriots are almost surely better off going with Jacoby Brissett on a short week. Now, if Brissett gets hurt and the Pats have to go to?Julian Edelman under center, that might be another question. I suspect the Patriots at least wanted the Texans to think there was a shot Garoppolo would play Thursday night, if only to give them something else to think about in practice this week.Has Garoppolo really played that well?Brilliantly, in fact. Better than anybody could have realistically expected. Through two weeks, he leads the league with a 91.1 QBR, more than seven points ahead of second-placed Matt Ryan. He has completed more than 70 percent of his passes and averaged 8.4 yards per attempt, throwing four touchdowns without tossing a pick. And perhaps most impressively, Garoppolo has done all of this without the best player on the roster, Rob Gronkowski, who has missed the first two games with a hamstring injury.Garoppolos statistics are backed up by a closer look at how he has performed on tape. I wrote about his performance against the Cardinals after Week 1, but against a lesser opponent in Miami, Garoppolo looked like a seasoned veteran. The biggest concern for an inexperienced quarterback will always be finding out how he handles blitzes and pressure, and Garoppolo passed that test in Week 2 with flying colors. The Dolphins blitzed him on 37.0 percent of his dropbacks and got pressure on 40.7 percent of Garoppolos pass plays, a higher percentage than any other quarterback in football faced last week.While the third-year quarterback naturally had moments where he struggled to account for the pressure -- he shifted a protection to move James White away from where the blitz eventually arrived, as an example -- he was calm and collected in a way that other veteran quarterbacks with far more experience struggle to emulate. He didnt have the sort of preternatural footwork and feel for the rush in and around the pocket of a 15-year veteran like Brady, but Garoppolo rarely panicked, even when there was a free rusher in his face or Marcus Cannon locked up and needing a reboot.Watch Garoppolos first pass of the game, where a rusher comes clean and Garoppolo doesnt flinch while finding Edelman for an easy first down. Thats a sign of Garoppolos toughness, but even more so, its a measure of his discipline. There are plenty of guys in the league who feel that defender bearing down on them and try to escape the pocket to get away. Garoppolo kept his eyes upfield. That weighs on the minds of defensive coordinators: If you can scheme to get a guy totally free with a blitz and the quarterback doesnt care, what can you do to rattle him?Garoppolo did get plenty of help from offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, whose second stint as a head coach is surely coming sooner rather than later. After picking apart overmatched Cardinals cornerback Brandon Williams in the opener, McDaniels cooked up a scheme designed to stretch Miamis linebackers, notably weakside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who was coming off of an August knee scope and was walked around the middle of the field by New Englands receivers.McDaniels does a great job of showing one look early in a game and taking advantage shortly thereafter by playing off of that concept with an adjustment. On the first drive of the game, he set up a play-action pass?that amounted to a screen, with Martellus Bennett sprinting horizontally across the formation away from the play fake behind a pair of wide receivers blocking downfield. (If you think this is offensive pass interference, well, youre not wrong.) It went for 26 yards when Reshad Jones took a bad angle to Bennett and was tripped up by a fallen Jenkins.On the first play of New Englands second drive, McDaniels showed the same look, drawing three Dolphins defenders toward Bennett, only for Garoppolo to drop an easy crossing route over their heads to a wide-open Chris Hogan for 19 yards. Later on, the Patriots went play-action and managed to get three receivers wide open: Bennett, who ran past an overpursuing Jenkins (who then slipped trying to catch up) on a shallow cross; Edelman; and special-teams star Matthew Slater, who torched Xavien Howard on a deep post. Garoppolo passed up the easy completions to go for the glory, but he overthrew an open Slater by a couple of yards.What McDaniels has done without his stars has been downright impressive. Without Gronkowski and his formidable blocking skills, the Patriots have gone with three-wideout sets more frequently than they likely intended after acquiring Bennett. Instead of bringing on a lesser tight end to telegraph running plays, theyve motioned Edelman into the backfield almost as an H-back and used him as a lead blocker alongside Bennett at times. Theyve used RPOs (run-pass options) designed to give Garoppolo simple one-read decisions from the shotgun. Garoppolo has contributed plenty, but McDaniels ability to scheme at his opponents weaknesses should be of some comfort to Patriots fans who are worried about Brissett on Thursday night.So ... what happens after 2016?Heres where it gets juicy.In a perfect world, the Patriots would hold on to Brady until hes no longer interested or able to play and move on to Garoppolo, who would hold the job for a decade. Theres a chance it breaks that way, but the NFL is not a perfect world. For contractual reasons, its far more likely that the Patriots have to make a move with Garoppolo before Bradys time is up, one conspiracy theory aside.Lets start with the current starting quarterback. Before this season, Brady renegotiated his deal to drop his base salary while paying him a $28 million signing bonus. The move was seen as a way to reduce Bradys financial exposure to a four-game suspension, but the structure also revealed that Brady isnt going anywhere anytime soon. If Brady is not on the Pats roster in 2017, his cap hit would rise from $14 million to $27 million in dead money, making the idea of Brady retiring or leaving the team a nonstarter. Its feasible in 2018, when the Patriots could cut his cap from $22 million to $14 million in dead money if he left, but the more plausible likelihood is that Brady is off the roster in 2019, when his cap hit would fall from $22 million to $7 million. (And if hes still on the roster by then, chances are the Pats will have renegotiated his deal.)Garoppolos deal is much simpler. Hes in the third year of a four-year rookie contract that will occupy just $1.1 millionn of New Englands cap in 2017.dddddddddddd After that, he will be an unrestricted free agent with no fifth-year option, given that Garoppolo was a second-round pick. The Patriots do as impressive of a job managing their cap as any team in football, but money is getting tight with their young defensive core coming up for extensions this offseason.What would Garoppolo get on the open market as a free agent? My answer to this question a year ago would have been a bunch of question marks, but we have a useful reference point now, and its the quarterback the Patriots will face on Thursday: Brock Osweiler, who hit free agency at 26 after 305 league-average pass attempts spread over four years. Osweiler picked up a four-year, $72 million deal that really boils down to two years and $37 million in guarantees from the Texans. Its too early to say whether Houston will end up being happy with its purchase, but Osweiler basically got league-average starter money with a limited track record.We dont know what Garoppolo will do over the next two years, but if he doesnt take another snap, hell hit the market with 91 pass attempts of excellent game tape and superstar-rate statistics. He has posted a 108.6 passer rating on those throws. The sample size is smaller than Osweilers, but he has played at a much higher level on the attempts he has made. I think it would be fair to say that teams would roughly value him at around the same level as Osweiler. With two years of salary-cap inflation on the books between the 2016 and 2018 free-agent periods, its not crazy to imagine Garoppolo looking at two years and $40 million or so in guarantees as part of a longer-term deal, just based on what he has done already.Thats a prohibitive sum for the Patriots and their cap situation; they just cant pay Brady $22 million of their cap in 2018 and throw Garoppolo another $20 million as a backup. The natural follow-up for Pats fans is to hope that Garoppolo follows in Bradys footsteps and takes less money to try to build a better team, but the context is very different. By the time Brady was deliberately taking notably smaller deals than he could have extracted, he already was a national superstar, had millions of dollars in sponsorships and, crucially, had made it through multiple contract extensions. Theres nothing in the reports about his 2002 contract or his 2005 extension to suggest that he was getting anything less than market value. This might be Garoppolos only shot at getting the sort of money that guarantees him lifetime financial security. It would be professionally irresponsible and imprudent for Garoppolo and his agent to take even upper-tier backup money, which would then be in the $8 million range, in the early years of Garoppolos next extension.Garoppolos agent, by the way, might be the key to making this all work with the Patriots. His name is Don Yee. His most famous client, of course, is Brady. Its in Yees interest to keep both Brady and Garoppolo happy, and its in the Patriots interest to have one of them under center for as long as possible. The chances of an orderly transition are higher than they would be with competing agents, and the Patriots already have a healthy enough relationship with Yee to make the act of negotiating a bit easier.At the end of the day, though, its hard to believe that Yee would advise his client to leave $20 million in guaranteed money of his second contract on the table to stay with the Patriots. The best thing for Garoppolo is going to be to start regularly for a team paying him a lot of money. And the Patriots might not be able to offer either end of that bargain anytime soon.What if the Patriots decide to move on from Garoppolo?Heres where we have to really start guessing. If the Patriots dont want to pay Garoppolo what he would make on the free market (or close), or if they think they can do better with a different long-term Brady replacement, or if they really think Brady will play until hes 45 years old, theyll either trade Garoppolo or let him leave as an unrestricted free agent. The question then becomes a matter of how much different sorts of compensation are worth to New England.If Garoppolo hits unrestricted free agency before the 2018 season and gets the sort of contract I mentioned above, he will almost surely net the Patriots a third-round compensatory pick in the 2019 draft. In addition, by holding on to Garoppolo, the Patriots also would get one additional year in 2017 of an above-average backup at a huge discount on what it would cost to procure a quality veteran backup (about $6 million per year), let alone a worthwhile starting quarterback. Thats our baseline return for the Patriots.The other alternative is to trade Garoppolo after this season, with a year to go before free agency, to a team in need of a starting quarterback. That is a group that is likely to include the Jets, Browns and 49ers, with secondary options such as the Bears, Dolphins and Washington as possible suitors. These teams would be trading for Garoppolo on a one-year deal at about $900,000. Instead of paying Garoppolo that one-year deal, though, the teams would be likely to use it as leverage to negotiate a new long-term deal for a smaller amount of money than what Garoppolo would have picked up as an unrestricted free agent.Those trades were in popular fashion years ago, although the rookie cap has since capped first contracts for players. While several current starting quarterbacks were acquired via trade, none were acquired under similar circumstances to Garoppolo, as a buy-low opportunity for a player who has looked promising as a backup on a rookie deal. The closest current example, I suppose, would be Blaine Gabbert, and Gabbert doesnt really compare in terms of style or career path.You have to look at the recent past for comps, and there are a few. Matt Cassel is the most obvious one, as the only drafted Patriots quarterback to deliver a meaningful return after some impressive performances on a rookie deal. Cassel took over one of the best offenses in league history and struggled early before settling in, with the 16-0 Patriots falling to 11-5 despite returning the vast majority of the other starters from the previous year. His numbers were right around league average after adjusting for era. With Cassel about to hit unrestricted free agency, they sent veteran linebacker Mike Vrabel with Cassel to Kansas City and picked up the 34th overall pick in that years draft, a high second-round pick.The Texans found their quarterback when they made a deal with Atlanta for Matt Schaub, who had thrown 161 passes over his first three seasons at a much less impressive rate than Garoppolo. Schaub had as many touchdown passes as interceptions (six). They swapped the eighth pick with Atlanta for the 10th overall selection and also nabbed two second-rounders for their troubles. According to Chase Stuarts draft pick value calculator, in valuing those picks as mid-second-rounders, Houston sent 39.7 points of value and received just 21.4 points of value in return. That 18.3-point difference is roughly equivalent to the 13th pick of the draft on its own. They also gave Schaub a six-year, $48 million deal the following day.Looking back further, you would have to head toward Matt Hasselbeck, whom the Seahawks acquired in 2001 by dealing the 10th and 72nd selections in exchange for the 17th pick and Hasselbeck. This valued Hasselbeck as being worth the 42nd pick, which is a mid-second-rounder. Hasselbeck eventually became a star in Seattle, but at the time, he had thrown just 29 pass attempts in three seasons in Green Bay. As a sixth-round pick, he was far more of a flier than a second-rounder like Garoppolo.Just based on the evidence, and given the existence of a quarterback market that valued an average-to-worse veteran on a market deal like Sam Bradford at the level of a first- and fourth-round pick, I suspect the Patriots would have little trouble getting a first-round picks worth of value for Garoppolo. That might not come as a first-rounder from a team selecting in the upper half of the draft -- the Patriots might have to take it as a pair of second-rounders from a team like the Browns -- but Garoppolos team-friendly contract (and long-term contract leverage) and level of play make him a valuable commodity.For the Patriots, only they can know whether it would be better to take a first-round pick for Garoppolo now or a third-rounder in two years. It will depend on a lot of things that have little to do with Garoppolo. They have a better idea of whether Brady is really going to make it to 45, or if Brissett can be a useful backup quarterback for four years on the cheap.The reality is this: If they keep Garoppolo past 2017, it will almost definitely have to be as part of a clear succession plan for Brady. You simply cant pay two really good quarterbacks. And even given how great Garoppolo has looked in limited time this year, the idea of a Patriots team without Brady for an entire season is still plenty scary for Pats fans. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Denver (6-9), despite its injury problems and shuffling lineups to try and find consistency, isnt far off the pace.The Nuggets lost to the Jazz 108-83 on Wednesday night, ending their modest two-game winning streak. It was their third game in four nights.Tonight we didnt answer the bell, which is disappointing, Denver coach Michael Malone told The Denver Post. But well get back at it, look at what we have to clean up and try to come out on Friday night against Oklahoma City with a greater sense of energy and urgency to start the game.The Nuggets were without small forward Danilo Gallinari for the game in Utah because of a right thigh injury, and his status for Fridays game is unknown. Gallinari is Denvers second-leading scorer and has a penchant for getting to the line, but the thigh has been bothering him and finally forced him to sit.It hurts stretching it. It hurts when I tighten the muscle. It started giving me discomfort even when I walk, Gallinari told The Denver Post. Im sure that maybe the worst thing is its a strain. Thats the worst-case scenario. The best-case scenario is just a bruise that is not behaving right. Usually with a bruise you get better by playing because you get the blood flowing. But this is not getting better, its getting worse.Malone started 19-year-old rookie Juancho Hernangomez in place of Gallinari on Wednesday and he scored nine points in 27 minutes. His fellow rookie, Jamal Murray, had another strong game with 23 points in 35 minutes off the bench.Murray is averaging 21.7 points in his last three games, giving Denver a boost off the bench.He is playing with ease, Malone said Tuesday night. Hes shooting into a hula hoop right now. Hes feeling very confident and the guys are finding him.Murray will have his hands full if he faces up against Westbrook. Despite the Thunders struggles, Westbrook is playing at a high level. He is averaging a double-double with an NBA-best 31.8 points a game as well as 10.6 assists. 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If you dont want to be back in the last two weeks, you dont have to be back.But well continue to talk to him, offer our love and support, anything we can possibly do for his family from a logistics perspective.Rosales paid tribute to his teammate with a jump and a clap at home plate after his homer, mimicking Solartes home run celebration.We talked about it before the game today. If somebody hit a home run, wed do the alligator arm for Solarte, Rosales said. It was just a tribute. I feel like it would mean a lot to Solarte to know how much he means to us, how much his family means to the San Diego Padres.Before the game, the Rockies held a moment of silence for Yuliett.Im sure it was a tough day for them to play, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. You lose a family member, Im sure there are a lot of heavy hearts over there. It certainly puts things in perspective.Mark Reynolds homered for the Rockies before breaking a bone in his left hand on a pitch in the fifth inning. 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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland had another comeback in it Saturday night against Oklahoma State.Melo Trimble made two free throws with 9.4 seconds remaining to lift Maryland to a 71-70 victory after rallying from a 12-point deficit against the Cowboys.Trimble scored 13 points, and Jaylen Brantley and Damonte Dodd both added 12 points for the Terrapins (8-1).This group of mine, its amazing what they do, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. We have all these young kids playing and we keep battling.Oklahoma States Jawun Evans missed an off-balance jumper in the closing seconds that would have given the Cowboys a victory.It was the fourth time this year Maryland has rallied from a deficit of at least nine points in the second half to win. The Terps also did so against Georgetown, Towson and Richmond.Its pretty much status quo for the Terps here --- fall behind, come back, Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood said.Evans scored 16 points for Oklahoma State (6-2), while Jeffrey Carroll came off the bench to score 15 points and add 12 rebounds.Oklahoma State led 60-48 with 12 minutes to play, but Maryland uncorked a 13-0 run to tighten the game for the closing minutes.We kept coming, Turgeon said. I think everybody on our team knew we were going to win the game once we cut it down.The Cowboys, who entered the night as the nations No. 2 scoring team, was held to a season-low in points largely because it sputtered in the final 10 minutes.We had a couple good looks and missed a couple putbacks, but more importantly, Maryland got very aggressive on the offensive end, Underwood said. They got second shots and other opportunities. For the most part, that stretch of the game was the deciding factor.Neither team did a good job of taking care of the ball. Oklahoma State was effective in disrupting the Terps early and forced 18 turnovers, but managed only six points off those miscues. Maryland scored 20 points off 15 Cowboy turnovers.That was enough to put the Terps in position to claim yet another tight victory.Hopefully we make it to the tournament down the road because in those type of games, the further you get, the closer they are, Trimble said. Im glad were going through this now and hopefully well still be as good as we are now later.BIG PICTUREOklahoma State: The Cowboys played well for much of the night in their first true road game under Underwood before Maryland rallied. Oklahoma State has two more key nonconference road tests this month at Tulsa and Wichita State.Maryland: The Terrapins earned a split in what set up to be the toughest week of their nonconference schedule. Maryland fell 73-59 to Pittsburgh on Tuesday before bouncing back against Oklahoma State.ROLE PLAYERBrantley played a career-high 22 minutes and was on the floor for the Terps entire 13-0 run that erased Oklahoma States lead. We had no chance without him tonight, Turgeon said.INJURIESMaryland was without sophomore forward Ivan Bender, who has a bone bruise in his left knee. Bender is averaging 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and played in the Terps first eight games.UP NEXTOklahoma State heads back on the road when it comes out of final exams Dec. 10 and visits Tulsa. The Cowboys will try to avenge last years 66-56 loss to the Golden Hurricane.Maryland continues its five-game homestand when Howard visits on Wednesday. It will be the Terps first meeting with the nearby Bison since 1996. Cyber Monday Texans Jerseys .Y. -- Sabres forward Drew Stafford has witnessed plenty of turmoil during his eight seasons in Buffalo. Authentic Texans Jerseys . 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This stadium is one of the emblematic icons of our city and we want to make it one of the best stadiums in the world and the undisputed symbol of the strength of our capital.Madrid had tried to remodel its famed venue for several times but earlier projects were turned down by the city and court decisions.The new deal was announced at an event with Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena.With this agreement we will start a process of modernization and transformation that will convert the stadium into an avant-garde architectural icon, Perez said. This stadium will act as an economic and touristic invigorator and will contribute to strengthening the image of our city.The venue originally inaugurated in 1947 will maintain its capacity of more than 80,000, although the seating sections may be redesigned. 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"We have a lot of pieces in place, enough to beat the second-seeded Anaheim Ducks and to be up 3-1 on the top team in the league," he said. "There are a lot of good things going on, but we want to get further than Game 7 in the second round." The Red Wings hope to get past the second round next year for the first time since 2009 -- when they were a win away from repeating as Stanley Cup champions -- by agreeing to win-win deals with Damien Brunner, Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary and Drew Miller before they hit the market as unrestricted free agents. "We had teams inquiring about some of them at the trade deadline, but we made the decision to keep them and see how far they could go," Holland said. "Now, wed like to re-sign them if their finances fit in with our finances." As soon as July 5, Holland hopes he can sign Pavel Datsyuk to a new contract so that next season isnt the final one on the superstars deal. "Were going to talk to Pavs agent in a while because we would like to get an extension done," Holland said "But well see because were in a cap world." It wont cost the franchise as much to re-sign restricted free agents Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl. "We want them back, without a doubt," Holland said A year after swinging and missing in attempts to sign Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, Holland doesnt plan to even attempt to make a splash this summer in free agency. "There are no quick fixes and free agency isnt the answer," Holland said. "It is just a tool to get finishing touches, but well explore trades and well keep an eye on players that are bought out of their contracts." The Red Wings are counting on the return of three key forwards -- Darren Helm, Mikael Samuelsson and Todd Bertuzzi --- after they combined to play just 12 games during the regular season because of injuries. 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This shows the constant evolution of tactics in international cricket.Pujara against the short ballsChange in tactics. Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook have abandoned the outside-off line for Cheteshwar Pujara and decided to give the bouncer-trap a go. Theres a short leg, a leg gully and two fielders in the deep, square on the leg side. Pujara has handled the threat quite well in Visakhapatnam as compared to his struggles against the bouncers in Rajkot. In the previous Test, he was planting his front foot in a long and across stride, which led to the upper body getting blocked. Here, he has kept a very short forward stride and also marginally straighter, which has allowed him to handle the short balls better.Kohli and the outside-off-stump lineIf anyone has an elephants memory in international cricket, it has to be the bowlers clan. 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BALTIMORE -- The Tampa Bay Rays are doing a good job of creating some separation between themselves and the Baltimore Orioles, while at the same time tracking down the Boston Red Sox in the AL East. Even though its not September yet, the Rays dont intend to wait around to make their run at the top. Alex Cobb took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Matt Joyce drove in three runs and Tampa Bay beat the Orioles 7-4 Tuesday night for its sixth win in seven games. Wil Myers had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who are percentage points ahead of Boston in the AL East after the Red Sox lost to the Giants later Tuesday night. Tampa Bay has won the first two games of this series between AL East rivals and can complete a sweep Wednesday night. "Its very big for where were at in the division and the fact were chasing the Red Sox a little bit and also trying to create some distance, because we know the Os and the Yankees are very capable and very tough competitors," said Ben Zobrist, who had two hits and an RBI. "We dont anticipate it being any sort of easy road to the end of September and weve got to battle. This is two great wins for us to start off." The Orioles, on the other hand, have lost six of eight and are in danger of being overtaken by the surging Yankees. "Its not the position we would prefer to find ourselves in after the first two games of the series, thats for sure, but theres still plenty of baseball left for us to make up some ground," said Nate McLouth, who went 0 for 5. "Its not ideal at all, but we wont let this game affect (Wednesdays) game." Cobb (8-2) was making his second start since being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Kansas Citys Eric Hosmer on June 15. The right-hander allowed two runs, one earned, three hits and four walks in six-plus innings to win his fifth straight decision. "The curveball really helped me out early on," Cobb said. "My changeup started working a little bit so I established that I was going to throw in and out with the fastball early and I got them to expand the zone a few times with my off-speed pitches." Cobb left after Baltimore used two walks and a single to load the bases with no outs in the seventh. Alex Torres got Brian Roberts to hit into a run-scoring double play before striking out McLouth to keep the Rays ahead 3-2. "They brought in that lefty with that really good changeup to come in and do exactly what he did and thats why theyre such a tough team," McLouth said. "Because they can make life pretty tough on you." Joyce doubled in two runs in the ninth off T.J. McFarland and Myers added a broken-bat, two-run single off Jim Johnson. Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the bottom half before Fernando Rodney entered and got three outs for his 29th save. Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez (8-6) gave up three runs, two earned, eight hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings. The right-hander is 0-3 in five starts since July 20. One night after getting 15 hits in a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay, Baltimore managed only five hits, four of them singles. "We didnt get any hits. Thats obvious," manager Buck Showalter said. "If you want to look for a reason, I personally look at Cobb, who was tough. We didnt do much off him tonight. I think that was it in a nutshell." The Rays have won seven of eight against the Orioles to take an 8-5 lead in the season series. The two teams with the fewest errors in the majors each gave up an unearned run in the second inning. In the top half, Joyce walked, advanced on an errant pickoff throw by Gonzalez and scored on a two-out bloop by Yunel Escobar. Baltimore tied it when Evan Longoria muffed a grounder and Flaherty singled in a run with two outs. Tampa Bay went up 3-1 in the third. After Desmond Jennings walked and scored on a double by Zobrist, Longoria singled and Joyce delivered a sacrifice fly. Gonzalez worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth by getting James Loney to bounce into a double play. NOTES: Zobrist moved into a fifth-place tie with B.J. Upton on the teams career RBI list with 447. Aubrey Huff is in fourth with 449. ... Jeremy Hellickson, whos 8-3 lifetime against Baltimore, starts for Tampa Bay in the series finale Wednesday night. LH Wei-Yin Chen will pitch for Baltimore. ... The Orioles had won five straight over the Rays with Gonzalez as the starter. ... McLouth is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. Womens Buccaneers Jerseys . But what about the officials? 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Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers signed forward Chris Kreider to a four-year contract worth $18.5 million in a last-minute deal that helped the sides avoid arbitration.General manager Jeff Gorton announced the agreement on Friday. Hours later, he also announced the signing of the Rangers other major restricted free agent, center Kevin Hayes.Hayes signed a two-year contract for $5.2 million. He was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing next week.Kreiders new contract will pay him an average of $4.6 million and keep him the team through 2020. It also includes a modified no-trade clause that prevents the 25-year-old Kreider from being traded to 11 teams.What happens in this type of deal is that both sides have stated positions and when the specter of `arb comes, it drives both sides closer, Matt Keator, Kreiders agent, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. For us, the term was the right amount and for the team that amount was the right amount, so we were able to come together on both sides.It worked out fine, and Chris loves New York and wants to be there.Keator said both sides were ready to present their cases Friday morning before reaching an agreement.Kreider had 21 goals and 22 assists in 79 games for New York and a plus-10 rating. 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