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linchaoParticipant0 ptsJim Garrett Tanner Lee Color Rush Jersey , the father of Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and a longtime scout for the club, has died. He was 87.The team said Jim Garrett died Friday night with his wife, Jane, and his eight children by his side.
The elder Garrett first joined the Cowboys as a scout in 1968 and spent 36 of the next 38 years coaching or scouting in the NFL, including the last 17 of his career with the Cowboys. He wrote the original scouting report on Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, the No. 1 pick in the 1989 draft.
Jim Garrett was part of four Super Bowl teams in Dallas, including the championship teams from the 1992, 1993 and 1995 seasons. He was an assistant with the New York Giants, New Orleans and Cleveland.
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg wants to make a historic neighborhood in Tampa the next home of the perennially low-drawing team, which wants to shift across the bay from St. Petersburg.
Sternberg said at a news conference that the Rays will focus their new ballpark search on the east side of the bay at a 14-acre site in Ybor City, just north of Ybor Channel.
It’s the first time the team has publicly stated its preference for Tampa over St. Petersburg Alex McGough Color Rush Jersey , its home since the franchise started play in 1998.
Sternberg and baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred say Tropicana Field, the last fixed dome stadium in the major leagues, is inadequate. Tampa Bay drew a major league-low 1.25 million fans last year, including the team’s smallest crowd ever at the ballpark on the west side of the bay, 6,509 against Minnesota on Sept. 5.
Also Friday, a local businessman announced the formation of the Tampa Bay Rays 2020 organization and campaign to help gain support for the project from the public and business community.
The timeline of such a project is unclear. A new ballpark likely will cost more than $700 million.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. is hopeful he will be cleared to return to practice from lower back surgery next week, providing a boost for a Tigers team aiming to reach the NCAA Tournament.
The 6-foot-10 Porter, the top prep prospect in the country last season, played in only two minutes of the Tigers’ season-opening win over Iowa State before having surgery in November.
Porter averaged 36.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game as a senior in high school in Washington, and he was a McDonald’s All-American after signing with Missouri.
He was expected to miss the rest of this season after the procedure http://www.ravensauthorizedshops.com/authentic-kenny-young-jersey , called a microdisetomy, but he’s hoping to be cleared to return during a doctor’s visit next week.
”My rehab therapist things I’m good to go with practice except for the contact part,” Porter said. ”I’m hoping that the doctor clears me to do everything, contact included. That’s what I would love to hear, but it’s not up to me. It’s up to me to work hard and to the doctor to tell me I’m ready to go.”
Porter said he has been watching closely how the Tigers play, and that he would need only a few practices to be ready to return.
AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA.
The Cyclones announced the NCAA’s decision on Friday, saying the governing body granted Kempt an extension of eligibility after considering the totality of the circumstances surrounding his transfer from Oregon State and Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
Kempt became an unlikely starter for the Cyclones midway through last season after Jacob Park left the team. Kempt started off his career with a 38-31 win at then-No. 3 Oklahoma and finished with a 66.3 percent completion rate, the best in school history.
Kempt was 161-of-243 passing for 1,787 yards and 15 touchdowns in just nine games.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold has decided to transition into coaching, and will join the coaching staff at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.
Gold was part of the American team that won the bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The 22-year-old Gold announced in September that she was stepping away from the sport to seek help for depression Cheap Sam Darnold Jersey , anxiety and an eating disorder. She withdrew from her Grand Prix assignments and decided to skip nationals, ending any chance of her competing at the Pyeongchang Games.
Gold had struggled after finishing fourth at worlds in 2016. Her best finish was fifth at Skate America later that year, and she was sixth at the 2017 national championships.
Missed calls may see the light this summer.
The NBA will experiment with a coaches’ challenge for summer league games, one where teams will have the ability to seek a review of certain calls in the final 2 minutes of regulation and overtime. Coaches will have to call a time-out before live play resumes, and then trigger a blinking light on the scorer’s table to initiate the challenge.
”We’re going to try it in limited form,” NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe said.
The plan is consistent with what’s long been the league’s thinking when it comes to summer league, turning it into a testing laboratory of sorts for the NBA. The G League already has a challenge rule in place.
Another new twist this summer is a rule that will see the shot clock reset to 14 seconds instead of 24 after offensive rebounds, similar to what’s used in the G League and the WNBA.
It’s all part of a continued evolution of summer league, which will see a record 94 games played between the three cities. All three leagues run separately, and the bulk of the games will be played in Las Vegas – where, for the first time, all 30 NBA franchises will be sending squads.
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The scores will likely soon be forgotten – such is the nature of summer league – but the challenge experiment will be followed closely by just about everyone involved, especially the league’s competition committee that will ultimately decide if the twist comes to the NBA in the future.
Among the plays that coaches will be able to challenge: if a basket or foul occurred before the shot clock expired, who the ball went off when it’s out of bounds, if a foul meets clear-path criteria, if goaltending or basket interference was properly called, and if a player was in the act of shooting when fouled.
Coaches will also be able to challenge if a player was in the restricted area on block-charge calls, such as the one in Game 1 of the NBA Finals where Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Cleveland’s LeBron James collided in the lane at a very pivotal moment in that series.
Referees will be the only ones who can initiate a review of potentially flagrant fouls and end-of-period situations. In the last 2 minutes of regulation, only referees can seek review to check if a shot was a 2- or 3-pointer, and if a shot hit the rim and whether the shot clock should be therefore adjusted.
”You see the level of competitiveness that’s at these summer leagues,” the Los Angeles Lakers‘ Josh Hart said. ”Guys dream about making it to the NBA and when they get out there, every possession, you have to go hard or you’re going to get exposed.”
Here’s some more of what to know about summer league:
The Kings decided this year to add a summer league at their Golden 1 Arena James Paxton Seattle Mariners Jersey , and will be playing host to Miami, Golden State and the Lakers. Games in Utah will feature the Jazz, San Antonio, Atlanta and Memphis.
ESPN and NBA TV will also be experimenting in Las Vegas. ESPN will be using a SkyCam for all games, including two where the overhead view will be considered the main camera angle on the broadcast. There will also be a ”vertical view” production for two games that will be shown internationally, a move the NBA decided to utilize based on research among viewers in China.
OTHER RULE CHANGES
Players get 10 fouls before fouling out in summer league games, until the playoff portion begins in Las Vegas and the rule reverts to the conventional six-and-you’re-out. Quarters last 10 minutes, overtime is 2 minutes and in some games there will be a first-point-wins rule if a second OT is required.
No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton could make his debut on Friday at 9:30 p.m. EDT, when the Phoenix Suns take on the Dallas Mavericks.
Sacramento and Utah will not have playoffs in their short leagues. The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas will crown a champion on July 17.
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