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Tony Romo: Money motivating NFL’s issue with fantasy convention

postIRVING, Texas — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is not pleased with the NFL’s actions that led to the cancellation of the National Fantasy Football Convention scheduled to be held in Las Vegas on July 10-12.

“It’s like when you’re in high school and you don’t get invited to the party, it makes you feel bad,” Romo said Tuesday on ESPN’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “If they really wanted to just be a part of it, all they had to do was just call and ask. It would’ve been a lot easier, I think, than going about the process the way they did. We understand that these things come about and there’s big money involved sometimes from the NFL’s perspective. If we had known about the issue of the place or thought that was something that could’ve been an issue, the NFL could’ve told us that right away. That’s where it makes it interesting.”

The league recently contacted the NFL Players Association about the event to remind the players of a long-standing league policy that “players and NFL

Nats take Mariano Rivera Jr. in 4th round; other notable names off board

postNEW YORK — Enter Sandman — the sequel.

Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick Tuesday by the Washington Nationals.

Rivera was 5-7 with a 2.65 ERA and a school-record 113 strikeouts with 27 walks in 85 innings this season for the Gaels, while also being selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s pitcher of the year.

“I just think it’s fantastic,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said before his team faced the Yankees in the Bronx on Tuesday night. “I know there’s a proud papa, for sure.”

While his famous father saved a major league-record 652 games, the younger Rivera — technically Mariano III, but often called Mariano Jr. by friends and family — has been a solid college starter with six complete games, including three shutouts.

Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round by the Yankees last year, but opted to return for his junior season.

“Obviously, he comes from a great baseball background,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi

NBA admits referees’ mistakes at end of Game 2

postThe grades are in, and the NBA admits that the referees didn’t get it right on a few key plays at the end of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

According to the NBA, referees Zach Zarba, Scott Foster and Tony Brothers missed some calls during the last two minutes of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 95-93 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The best-of-seven series is tied at a game apiece.

“I saw it. I’m not going to talk about that, obviously,” Cavaliers coach David Blatt said Tuesday. “The NBA is doing their work and their homework, and very qualified people are in charge of handling those issues. I’m going to let them handle it.”

With 1:37 remaining in overtime, the NBA said the Warriors’ Andre Iguodala wasn’t called for making contact with LeBron James’ arm on a shot attempt as the 24-second shot clock expired. However, the league also admitted Monday that James had moved his pivot foot before the shot attempt and should have been called for traveling before the contact was made.

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Brett Lawrie sends flowers and note to recovering fan struck by bat

postOakland Athletics third baseman  Brett Lawrie, whose broken bat struck fan Tonya Carpenter at Fenway Park on Friday, sent flowers and a message to Carpenter’s bedside Tuesday, according to Boston’s WCVB-TV.

“Sending my thoughts and prayers,” Lawrie’s message read.

The 44-year-old Carpenter, who was sitting in the first few rows of seats unprotected by netting when struck in the face by an airborne shard of bat, is still at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she was treated for what police initially called life-threatening injuries.

Carpenter’s family responded to Lawrie’s message with one of their own:

“Brett, they are the only ones by her side. On behalf of her family, we thank you for this lovely arrangement. You brought a smile to her face, the fragrance fills the room and she thinks of her garden.

“We accept these flowers and appreciate thoughts and prayers, we ask all fans across this country that you continue to pray for a full recovery.”

Carpenter’s condition was upgraded to fair Monday, three days after she suffered what police initially said

Richard Sherman fires back at Antonio Cromartie: ‘That was unfortunate’

postRENTON, Wash. —  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said it’s “unfortunate” that New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie criticized him last week, saying Sherman isn’t the best cornerback in the NFL because he doesn’t switch sides of the field.

“That was unfortunate,” Sherman said Tuesday after Seattle finished an OTA session. “You would think after me helping him get a Pro Bowl bid [for the 2014 season] … We went to the Super Bowl and he wouldn’t have made it to the Pro Bowl otherwise. And now he’s talking bad.”

Cromartie, who played for the Arizona Cardinals last season, made the Pro Bowl as an alternate because Sherman and the Seahawks were in the Super Bowl, so Sherman couldn’t play in the Pro Bowl game the Sunday before the Super Bowl.

Last week, Cromartie said Sherman benefits from the Seahawks’ defensive alignment, which allows him to stay on one side of the field.

“Go follow the No. 1 receiver,” Cromartie said. “Follow him around for a whole entire game and let’s see what you can do. Darrelle Revis

Why Trusted Personal Loans For People With Bad Credit?

Have bad credit score is not the end of everything, even so, it can make your life upside down at moment you need extra cash to cover something urgent. What will you do? Traditional money source will give up on you as bad credit means bad reputation. However, trusted personal loans for people with poor credit rating will give you another chance. Online personal grows significantly nowadays for reasons. Relying on personal loan, the possibility for you to win the loan is huge. Because the lenders consider your bad credit score as not a problem at all.

Instead of your poor credit score, the lenders will check somethings like your per month income, your age, your job, your address, and some other personal information. The process is super fast as well as your lenders will provide you with fast response. But, what is online personal loan? You can say that this one is similar with payday loan. The loan is short team and should be paid in your next payday. Not to mention that people that hold bad credit score can take the best advantage out from it to manage the extra expense within month.

What You Should Consider Before Playing a Sport in College

You may have been pretty good at high school athletics and excelled in a certain sport during your time there. Now you’re thinking you want to play college sports and take your talent to the next level. There are a lot of factors in play when you start researching schools with an eye towards collegiate athletics. You’re weighing each school by more than just its academic program now as the athletic program is going to figure heavily into the decision over whether you decide to apply to a school like Amherst College or USC Online.

Before you start doing your comparison shopping for the best schools that incorporate the best of both worlds, here are some things you’ll want to consider thoroughly. Playing a sport in college is going to require an even bigger demand on your time at school as you’ll have to juggle your studies along with your athletic requirements in equal measure.

Do You Really Want to Play This Sport?

This is a two-part question. The first part refers to the type of sport you’re thinking of playing at school. You were really good at football in high school, but what you’ve always wanted to play was

Are You Cut Out for College Sports?

Playing on a college sports team can offer a lot of benefits, especially if you are looking for something extracurricular to do on campus. Of course, in some cases you may get drafted or invited onto a college sports team – others may find that they are good at a certain sport and join later. The truth is, though, that you want to know if you are actually cut out for a college sports team. Some people may think they are, but realize later that the competition is too difficult, or they can’t keep up with schoolwork. If you are in this position, you want to weigh your options carefully. Indeed, student athletes have most of their days reserved for school and playing, so you have to be ready to consign a lot of your available time to your dual pursuits. Here are some questions to ask yourself to know if you are cut out for college sports.

Do Have a Passion for a Certain Sport?

Of course, to be cut out for a sport, you need a passion for that sport. For instance, if you love baseball – both playing it and watching it – you may want to think

Cricket – A game of gentlemen

International Cricket Council is known for the game of gentlemen. Cricket is reaching the deepest part of the world by the passionate efforts putting by the Younger Cricket players in each cricket team of the world. Cricket became so popular due to its multidimensional formats such as Test cricket, One Day cricket and recently launched one more successful format is sensational T20 format. With the respective cricket reached the countries where it was never played before and all the credit of this huge viewers and lovers gathering around the world goes to the fantastic, dedicated and submitted cricket players. These players created a golden history of world cricket and the technology to live telecast fired up this passionate game and explored it to the world.

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Cricket is constantly increasing its span to the rest part of the world from 12 test playing countries (countries that are eligible to play Test Cricket). There are few teams that are known as the best in cricket like Australia, India, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Australian Cricket team is the ODI World Champion and Sri Lanka

How to Improve Your Field Hockey Skills

Field hockey is growing in popularity as a sport. In order to improve your field hockey skills, you need to think not only about ball skills and tactics but also about physical fitness. For a new hockey player, some of the basic tips for improvement include keeping low to the ground, pushing the ball rather than always hitting, improving sprinting speed, using the sidelines for dribbling, and remaining aware of the positioning of your teammates and other players. In order to improve all aspects of the game, it is advisable to make use of effective field hockey drills to help your practice.

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The Importance of Posture

One of the best drills helps you improve your ball control by encouraging a good, low posture. Keeping low to the ground makes it easier to move your stick, controlling your passes and shots. Try to hold the stick low with your right hand on the paint so that you gain even more control over each touch. Your posture should have bent knees, but make sure you keep your head up and look around you so you are always aware of your teammates’ positions for