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Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 2018: LIVE UPDATES from Churchill Downs on Friday

Monomoy Girl is the early 2-1 favorite for the Kentucky Oaks but must do so from far outside if she is win the marquee race for 3-year-old fillies.

Follow along below. We’ll have live updates and results from all 13 races on Friday’s card, including the Kentucky Oaks, Race 11, which goes off at 6:12 p.m. Eastern.

Monomoy Girl drew the No. 14 post Monday and is one of three Brad Cox-trained entries in Friday’s $1 million race at Churchill Downs. Monomoy Girl has five wins and a second in six career starts. She won the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on April 7.

Midnight Bisou is the 5-2 second choice and will start from the No. 10 post. Trained by Bill Spawr, she is going for a fourth straight graded stakes win in 2018 beneath Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, including the Santa Anita Oaks

The tournament – which is open to any male player who will not have reached his 19th birthday by July 21 – begins with two days of stroke play. Each day, half the field will play each of Baltusrol’s courses – the Upper and Lower. The two halves of the field will then switch to play the other track the following day.

Their three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels last weekend in Anaheim was very impressive and they may have topped that taking three of four this week against the reigning World Series champs in Houston.

As reports emerged on Thursday evening connecting the Knicks to Fizdale, the franchise has found its next leader. Now comes the fun part: Seeing if Fizdale’s excellent reputation around the NBA manifests itself into wins at Madison Square Garden.

Here are five things you need to know about the new Knicks head coach.

The U.S. Junior Am is just one piece of the larger golf picture coming to the area this summer.

The U.S. Open heads to Shinnecock Hills on Long Island in June, while the FedExCup kicks off with The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus this August.

Those events will provide metro-area golf fans with a chance to see a number of big stars, with Tiger Woods – who has already secured spots in both tournaments – chief among the field.

The first tournament of the summer, though, will be the Curtis Cup, which is set for June 8-10 at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.

The Curtis Cup is a team event for female amateurs Cheap Jerseys America that pitting a group from the U.S. against a squad of players from Great Britain and Ireland; basically, pictured the Ryder Cheap International Soccer Jerseys Cup or Solheim Cup, but for young women.

Bears LB Jerrell Freeman announces retirement

Free-agent inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman officially called it a career after six seasons in the NFL.

Freeman, who the Bears released in February, announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon on Twitter, citing his health and family as top priorities.

The 6-foot, 235-pound Freeman entered the league in 2008 as an undrafted free agent out of Mary Haydin-Baylor with the Titans but was released before the start of the regular season.

The 2017 season didn’t produce a comeback tour for the linebacker.

Freeman landed on injured reserve with a concussion and pectoral injury suffered in the regular-season opener against the Falcons. In October, he was suspended 10 games for another violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

On his NFL career, the 32-year-old Freeman appeared in 70 games all starts and totaled 598 tackles (390 solo), 12 sacks, four interceptions, 20 passes defensed and eight forced fumbles.

Not great news, but it’s not worse-case news either, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the Yankees and Astros played at Minute Maid Park.

Worse case would have been a ligament tear and season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Flexor strains often are precursors to Tommy John surgery, but the Yankees believe that won’t happen in this case.

There’s nothing that would suggest that at this time, Boone said. It’s a strain of the flexor. I think it’s pretty straightforward and clear of what it is, so the three-week shutdown is kind of the timeline.

The Yankees’ No. 5 starter, Montgomery was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to be able to resume throwing in three weeks.

Montgomery didn’t seem overly concerned in his post-game interview.

Penny, 5’11 and 220 pounds, faces the expectation of instant production as an every-down back. It’s something he’s capable of, or Pete Carroll and the Seahawks wouldn’t have made him the pick, as elusiveness and strong cuts make him more than potent at the next level upon arrival. 

But most know where the real pressure lies for this draft class. It isn’t on projected rotational defensive Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys end Rasheem Green out of the Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys third round or inline blocking tight end Will Dissly out of the fourth. 

2018 Offensive Coordinator: Dowell Loggains

The AFC East doesn’t look like it’s trying hard to keep up with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. 

Fans had to know last year would turn sour when the Dolphins pulled Jay Cutler from his reality-show life. He only threw five more touchdowns than interceptions. 

This year, Ryan Tannehill might be entering an even worse situation after the team lost receiver Jarvis Landry. The move itself wasn’t unreasonable—failing to add much after it traded him in March was. 

The Dolphins took a defensive-minded approach to the draft, besides selecting tight end Mike Gesicki in the second round. He’s one of the best combine testers of all time, but it doesn’t mean it’ll translate to the field. 

The Chiefs are so comfortable offensively they didn’t use a draft pick on the unit. And they should be—Mahomes has an elite running game behind him and reliable targets spanning the field. He’s also at an advantage because the rest of the league won’t have a ton of film to work with in prepping for him.

It could work, though an offense that leans on a new quarterback, rookie running back (Royce Freeman) and a relatively new coordinator who’s trying to implement his ideas has the potential to stutter as defenses adapt.  

Denver is just one of those teams—it’s looking at a potentially good record but an iffy offense. Or as some might put it: quarterback purgatory.

The Los Angeles Rams shouldn’t have a problem sticking near the top of the rankings. 

Losing LaFleur hurts, but the Rams are getting innovative by using a two-coordinator approach, with Aaron Kromer controlling the running game and Shane Waldron the aerial attack. 

A year ago, Goff turned the NFL on its head by throwing for 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Running back Todd Gurley benefited and put up 1,305 yards rushing Cheap Gaa Jerseys and 13 touchdowns while averaging 4.7 yards per Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys carry. 

The Yankees let Severino go back out for the ninth with his pitch count at 98.

It was frankly a tough call for me, Boone said. I had a conversation with Sevy real quick and actually deliberated on it for a few seconds. I felt like he was in a good place to go back out.

Twelve pitches later, Severino’s 110th pitch was his last, as Alex Bregman hit a game-ending, two-out, one-on flyball to Aaron Judge in right field.

This means a lot, Severino said. (Houston) is a great team. They’re a great fastball-hitting team. For me and Romine to be able to go through nine innings, that’s very special.

This dominating outing followed great ones by two of the Astros aces Charlie Morton on Monday night and Verlander on Tuesday, and, best of all, it led to the Yankees winning for the 11th win in 12 games.

I wouldn’t want to be in the box facing him, Stanton said. He’s going to pound the zone at 100 mph, and if you look on time for that, you’re going to get that 90-mph slider. It’s exactly what we needed and another par for the course outing for him.

First baseman Tyler Austin tweaked his right hip making a diving stop on a grounder that ended the Astros seventh. He limped off the field and was hit for in the eighth by Neil Walker, but said after the game that he’s fine.

The Laser Spine Institute says a standard recovery from a herniated disc, or an issue with the discs between spinal bones, can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. But recent players who sustained similar injuries like the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt and Jernigan’s former teammate, the Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco have sometimes faced even longer recoveries. The Eagles, however, expect a full recovery from Jernigan, according to Eskin.

Acquired in a trade with the Ravens prior to the 2017 season, Jernigan landed a four-year, $48-million contract extension with Philadelphia just two months into his first year with the team. He recorded 1.5 sacks in his first two Cheap Fishing Jerseys games as Cheap Elite Nike NFL Jerseys an Eagle.

Patriots’ draft picks: Lamar Jackson firmly in play with two first-rounders

If you think the Patriots have had a wild offseason since NFL free agency began, just wait until they’re on the clock in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Gone from the reigning AFC champions are notable names like cornerback Malcolm Butler, left tackle Nate Solder, right tackle Cameron Fleming, running back Dion Lewis and wide receivers Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks. The notable arrivals so far include cornerback Jason McCourty, wide receivers Jordan Matthews and Cordarrelle Patterson and defensive linemen Danny Shelton and Adrian Clayborn.

After one blockbuster trade last season (Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers) and a the surprise move this offseason (Cooks to the Rams), the Patriots are up to eight draft selections later this month, with half of them coming in the first two rounds.

Another possible scenario for Jacksonville is a trade back. If the Jags are not enamored with any prospects available at No. 29, are fine with having Bortles as the clear starter or have a quarterback-needy team on the line looking to snatch one up, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t entertain that possibility to trade back, rack up a few more picks and help add even more depth.

Outside of finding an inside linebacker and tight end to push for the starting role, the Jaguars should focus their Day 2 (and Day 3) on finding depth. This team didn’t lose much in free agency, and it has built a winner that had a legitimate shot at making the Super Bowl last season. The Jags don’t need to try to hit on starters, so finding solid role players to make this roster that much stronger is the way to go.

Last year, the Bears declined corner Kyle Fuller’s fifth-year option. After making a big leap in 2017, Fuller earned a multiyear deal a season earlier than if Chicago had exercised the option. Fuller was coming off a year-long injury at that time the Bears declined the fifth season. White now hopes to follow in Fuller’s footsteps. Given his meager contributions through three years, the Bears would be thrilled if the wideout just stayed healthy throughout 2018.

With the blast, Didi, who earned AL Player of the Week honors for the period ending April 30th, became the fourth player in team history to club 10 round-trippers in April, joining Graig Nettles (1974), Alex Rodriguez (2007) and Judge (2017). In addition, the clutch round-tripper resulted in his 30th RBI on the season, the third-highest April RBI total in franchise Cheap Official NHL Jerseys history (since RBI became an Cheap Patriots Jerseys official statistic in 1920).

Top QB prospects eye legacy that reaches beyond draft

To no one’s surprise, the four quarterbacks in Dallas this week hogged all the attention at Wednesday’s Play Football event; four six-foot-something man-planets with media-member moons gravitating toward each of them.

Every one of the signal-callers — Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen — played coy about where they might end up or when they might jump off the draft board. But they all professed the same message: We’re friends today, but rivals tomorrow.

We rivals. We rivals right now, Jackson said with a straight face, before breaking out a smile. Nah, I’m just playing.

Huge rivalry. Huge rivalry between me and Josh, Darnold ripped sarcastically of Allen, his workout mate for the past three months. We’re great buddies and we’re just rooting for each other. It’s cool knowing we’re going to end up in the right spot no matter what. That’s the them around this whole thing. Wherever we go is going to be the right spot because they want us.

Come Thursday night, the 2018 draft class will move indoors from blustery Arlington into the well-conditioned confines of AT&T Stadium, where at some point these players’ lives will change forever. Until that moment, when they finally go their separate ways toward different organizations and facilities miles away, these four quarterbacks are going to enjoy their time with one another.

One of the most amicable players in the locker room during his time with the team, Burleson started 38 games during his four seasons in Detroit, catching 194 passes for 2,083 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Following his retirement in 2014, Burleson has parlayed his gregarious personality into a broadcasting gig, serving as one of the host for the NFL Network show Good Morning Football.

The Lions are scheduled to select No. 51 in the second round.

Third-round picks are slated to be announced by former Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees, and the Lions will be represented by Stephen Tulloch. He earned the team’s honor four consecutive years, from 2012-15, for his work in the community Best Quality Cheap Jerseys through his Operation 55 foundation.

Tulloch returned to Detroit last season to retire Cheap NFL Jerseys China as a member of the Lions.