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Julius Randle’s 36 lead Lakers past LeBron’s Cavs, 127-113

“It was something I always knew I could do,” Randle said. “I’m not surprised, but it feels good.”

I.T. PROFESSIONAL: Thomas also shone in his first game against the Cavs since they ended their brief attempt to replace Kyrie Irving with the undersized scoring machine.

Stephen Curry sprained his tricky ankle again last Thursday and hasn’t played since. The uncertainty about his availability moving forward caused him to slide a few slots.

Kyrie Irving sat out last Monday with a knee injury, returned to play for the rest of the week, then missed the second half of Sunday’s game and publicly stated that he might sit out for a while to rest. There seems to be pushback from the Boston Celtics on this front, and it’s unknown how much time he may miss, but the uncertainty cost him about 15 slots in the rankings.

Ricky Rubio flashed star-level production last month in the early part of the Utah Jazz’s winning streak, but then got hurt and came back rusty. He’s back to flashing greatness again, and it’s enough to get him a raise up into the top 60.

Eichel says he’d like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds it’s premature to pick a specific game. He says the timetable will depend on his conditioning level and how his ankle responds to the lengthy on-ice session Tuesday.

The Sabres are off until Thursday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. Buffalo sits last in the Eastern Conference standings and is all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Eichel has been skating on his own for the past 10 days. He’s missed 14 games since he was hurt in a 4-2 win at Boston on Feb. 10.

Eichel still leads the Sabres with 22 goals and 53 points despite playing just 55 games.

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NFL reinstates Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant

Martavis Bryant is finally getting back on the field.

The Steelers announced Wednesday that the former Clemson wide receiver has been reinstated by the NFL after he was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Everybody that’s able to play in the game will play in the game, O’Brien said, via the Houston Chronicle. Obviously, we’ll talk about it as a staff, how much everybody plays. You have injuries, so, 80-plus guys you have to get into the game [and] you need to evaluate.

Watt missed the majority of last season after he reinjured his back in Week 3 and underwent surgery on a herniated disc. The four-time All-Pro and three-time Defensive Player of the Year played most of the 2015-16 season with torn torso and groin muscles and the herniated disk.

During his last full season in 2015, Watt started all 16 games for Houston and recorded 76 tackles, an NFL-leading 17.5 sacks, eight passes defended, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

Cutler’s recklessness is well known and has become his unfortunate brand as a quarterback. But in 2015, especially, Cutler proved to be in control and quite effective in pressure situations. He completed nearly 50 percent of third down opportunities in the air, generating 4.6 first downs with his arm per game (among the highest in the NFL that season).

Both numbers are stark upgrades from those of Tannehill, whose 2016 season was his best in both categories over his five-year NFL career.

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Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry under investigation for battery, per report

Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry is reportedly under investigation for battery, according to a report from Andy Slater of 940 WINZ.

The incident allegedly occurred in a Ft. Lauderdale earlier this year and involves Landry’s girlfriend, who is reportedly not cooperating with the investigation. Landry has not yet been faced with charges from the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. Those charges could be levied against him as early as next week if at all.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase addressed the investigation Monday morning, saying the team was aware of it.

Landry is entering the final year of his four-year, $3.74 million contract. He has 3,051 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in three seasons at Miami, including consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in 2015 and ’16.

Drew Bledsoe’s last meaningful appearance with the Patriots was a fitting end to his tenure in New England. With Brady injured in the first half at Heinz Field, he turned a 7-3 game into a 24-17 AFC title win that would set up his only NFL championship. Bledsoe’s third pass of the game was an 11-yard touchdown strike to David Patten his last as a Patriot.

Another fan favorite, Troy Brown, returned a punt for a 55-yard touchdown and scooped up a blocked field-goal attempt that was returned for another score, making it a great day for local heroes.

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Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are already getting a jump on next season.

The Pelicans’ big men have begun working out together in Los Angeles and Las Vegas in an effort to get ahead of training camp and the 2017-18 season after being unable to practice together last year.

“We’ve just tried to get in as much work as possible this summer,” Davis said, via the team’s website. “We didn’t have that much time last season to work out with each other, because we didn’t have training camp or [many practices]. So we wanted to take advantage of this opportunity, where we had time in the summer in the same city and can get in some work in together, because we’ll be playing with each other a lot.

Redick, who hosts a podcast for Yahoo’s The Vertical in which he interviews both NBA and outside figures about varying topics, also expressed worry regarding firearm regulation, particularly as a father. Redick and his wife Chelsea just had their second child in August.

“Especially now that you have kids, you think about everything,” Redick said. “You think about gun control and what that means, and what’s the best practice for that. You want your kids to grow up in a world that’s better than the one you grew up in. I’m not talking about my own family’s wealth. I’m talking about the actual world and all the issues that we have.”

The sharpshooter also said that he was surprised members of the NBA Cheap Jerseys Online were making light of White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s usage of “alternative facts.”

“There’s been a lot of jokes and side comments from people in the league Cheap Jerseys Outlet Shop about [White House Press Secretary] Sean Spicer and alternative facts and all that stuff,” Redick told DiGiovanna. “But I don’t think any of it is funny.”

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Damian Lillard calls out ESPN writer for Kyrie Irving comparisons

Damian Lillard has nothing to do with Kyrie Irving and his reported demand to be traded from Cleveland, but he keeps finding his name intertwined with the drama.

The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor was the second overall pick by the Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft. He led the Redskins to the playoffs, but a knee injury during a playoff loss to the Seahawks eventually led to Kirk Cousins taking over as Washington’s starting quarterback.

Griffin was released on March 7, 2016 and spent last season with the Browns and was the team’s opening-day starter. But a shoulder injury in the season opener limited him to just five games. The Browns released Griffin this past March and he has been waiting for another opportunity since.

Former Browns assistant Pep Hamilton has been working with Griffin and told NFL Media the 27-year-old Griffin is healthy and could be a viable backup to Philip Rivers in San Diego. The Chargers currently have Kellen Clemens, Mike Bercovici and Eli Jenkins on the roster behind Rivers.

Griffin has thrown for 8,983 yards with 42 touchdowns and 26 interceptions and has been sacked 123 times in 42 career games over five seasons.

Why he fits: It’s World Series-or-bust for the Astros, too, and adding a veteran like Verlander to a playoff rotation that’s seriously lacking in playoff experience/success behind Cheap Jerseys NFL Wholesale ace Dallas Keuchel figures to bolster their chances of winning the first World Series in franchise history. Yep, a similar storyline to the Dodgers. At this point, though, the Astros feel like a bit of a longshot. Their Cheap Jerseys NFL reported attention has been focused on A’s right-hander Sonny Gray.

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Pirates place OF Gregory Polanco on 10-day DL

Just when the Pittsburgh Pirates were on a roll, they lost one of their hottest players.

The Pirates placed right-fielder Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a left hamstring strain. Polanco came up hobbling and left the game after legging out a grounder in the fourth inning Friday night in the Bucs’ 13-5 win in Colorado.

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were both voted All-Star starters, and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were named reserves Thursday. It marks the second time the Warriors have had four players on the All-Star team.

Oh, I’m absolutely going to play them all four together, said Kerr, who will coach the West squad, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Those four will be together for sure. I can guarantee you that will happen at some point because that’ll be a pretty cool thing.

Thompson added, That would be really cool. I wonder who the fifth player would be.

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Cooper is an intriguing prospect, to a point. While the 26-year-old Cheap Jerseys Good hasn’t gotten a shot at the majors yet, he’s got a .305 career minor league average. He’s hitting .366 this year — only thing is, he’s doing it in the hitter’s paradise that is the Pacific Coast League, and furthermore, with Colorado Springs this year.