Nevada sportsbooks join Patriots as big Super Bowl 51 winners

The Patriots weren’t the only winners in Super Bowl 51.

James Reimer Game Jersey Nevada sportsbooks handled $138.48 million in wagers on Sunday’s Pats-Falcons matchup, winning $10.93 million off bettors, the state’s Gaming Control Board announced Monday.

The other father is skeptical and says, If that’s a Buick, then my kid is Cam Newton.

Suddenly the man’s son turns into the Carolina Panthers quarterback, who hilariously starts to dominate his small opponents.

As another Buick pulls up to the field, Newton tells the pee-wee coach, That’s a good looking Buick right there.

If that’s a Buick, then I’m a supermodel, the coach laughs, before transforming into Kerr.

Buick also shared a behind-the-scenes video, showing how the commercial was made.

The 60-second ad will air in the first quarter of Sunday’s big game.

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Anywhere Patriots, Falcons, Texans and NFL fans in general wanted to celebrate the Super Bowl being in town, they were given Texas-sized Southern hospitality. Houston really rolled out the red carpet for its media and other thousands of extra visitors.

Whether one wanted to mingle with big-time athletes and celebrities or just chill with a family full of fans, Houston offered a rainbow of fun with sunny, perfect weather to boot.

The NFL should be thrilled about picking Houston and NRG Stadium again. Unlike New York or San Francisco, there’s a tight-knit feel to everything. That kind of warm welcome deserves a giddyap. And another Super Bowl very soon.

With Cueto seeking shelter from the ump, no fisticuffs ensued.

Cueto was peeved at Grandal because he thought Grandal benefited from tipped pitches when he slapped one he had no business swinging at for a two-run double in the first inning.

While Cueto claimed the ball slipped out of his hand before sailing toward Grandal’s face in the third, he said of his first-inning pitch that Grandal golfed all the way to the wall, I’m not going to use that as an excuse, but they were relaying signs.

Cueto never recovered, as he was knocked around for five runs, all earned, on eight hits through six innings in his worst outing of the season, and the Giants sunk to a woeful 17-25.

Mets ace Jacob deGrom spun seven scoreless innings with nine strikeouts to lead New York to a 3-0 win against the Angels. The right-hander is now 3-1 with a 3.56 ERA this season. This win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Mets.

Evan Longoria upped his average from .232 to .249 Friday by collecting four hits with two runs scored and an RBI in a 5-4 win against the Yankees. Longoria also plated the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

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The Mets have made the playoffs the past two seasons after big late-season runs, but consider that those teams were over .500 after 44 games. They had built a cushion that isn’t there now.

The Packers don’t like to spend money where they don’t have to, though

Letting Hyde walk was a little surprising, but not re-signing guard T.J. Lang was really surprising — and controversial. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, some Packers players were miffed that the team lowballed Lang, who played through a hip injury all last year. He later signed a three-year, $28.5 million deal with the Lions.

“The tough part is, as you get older in this league and you see guys leave — and you have to ask why, a lot,” Rodgers told ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde. “It’s tough to lose veteran leadership — Julius, T.J., Micah, John Kuhn last year. We’ve replaced them — but the leadership part is tough, and I think that’s an undervalued part of our league that we need guys to step up.”

The Packers don’t like to spend money where they don’t have to, though. They could have invested in another major signing this offseason to bolster a flagging defense. Instead …

Now, keep in mind that the bartender has nothing to go off but “Two,” this is the only information he is given. He saw “two” from Gronk and was like “I got this.” Suddenly the drinks are up.

How did he know to make two discreet drinks with different mixers based on the number two? We don’t know. He’s probably a warlock or something and don’t you dare pretend that high fantasy is out of place in this setting because shit’s about to get a whole lot weirder than a warlock bartender, let me tell you.

So Gronk is in a new relationship it seems, and what do all new couples do together? Yes, that’s right — they wash a car together. He also smacks her butt, because reasons.

Jim Harbaugh quotes the Bible to Brandon Jacobs

That has opened the door for Jimmie Ward, the first-round pick a year later in 2014, to move and take over at free safety. Lynch, as a former standout safety, loves Ward’s versatility to the point it’s make-or-break for Reid lining up next to him.

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Without anything close to the Legion of Boom or even the Jaguars’ rising secondary from last season, Saled is under even more pressure to get the front seven right. The strength on defense is up the middle; the edges and corners will remain liabilities.
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Brandon Jacobs was not complimentary of Jim Harbaugh on the Tiki and Tierney show Thursday.

They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing, the former 49ers running back said. Jim had no idea. Jim is throwing slants into Cover-2 safeties, getting people hurt. That guy knew nothing, man.

Naturally this didn’t sit well with a lot of people and of course it prompted a response from Harbaugh. In fact, he responded to Jacobs directly on Twitter: Let all bitterness & wrath & anger & clamor & slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Ryan Fitzpatrick signs with the Bucs, the 7th team of his 13-year NFL career

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a backup quarterback again, which is a much better fit for him. He signed a deal on Friday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The journeyman quarterback gives Jameis Winston a bona fide backup for 2017, a slight improvement over Ryan Griffin, Sefo Liufau, and Sean Renfree (who???).

This year’s display of appreciation isn’t the only time Miller has stepped up for team employees. Last year, he and Demaryius Thomas gave two-night stays at a Colorado resort to more than 100 team employees.
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The kind gestures aren’t exclusive to the Broncos, either. Miller also gave every one of his AFC West opponents a bottle of wine and a thank you note at the end of last season. That’s over 200 bottles of wine.

Whether he’s just being a nice guy or living his life to the fullest, Miller knows how to make the most of his offseason. He could be thanking team employees, on Dancing with the Stars, or even hanging out with Drake.

We need more people like Von Miller in the world.
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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and owner Mike Brown have expressed their support for Jones, and he remains on Cincinnati’s roster.

It wasn’t Jones’ first run in with the law. He was arrested in 2005 with a misdemeanor assault and a felony vandalism charge. He would later violate his probation from that charge. He was arrested and charged in 2011 with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. In 2013, he was arrested for assault, but was found not guilty on that charge.

He signed a three-year contract with Cincinnati prior to the 2016 season, and played in all 16 games for the Bengals this past season.

you don’t just cross your fingers with his protection.

It was made worse, though, by the Panthers’ reluctance for several weeks to condemn the officials, or even harshly question them, on Newton’s behalf. Newton ended up going harder after the officials, after another late hit from the Cardinals, than his team ever did. (For that, not surprisingly, Newton was again called a crybaby.)

Worse? Reportedly, Newton talked the Panthers into letting him keep playing with the bad shoulder. Apparently, they haven’t seen enough video of Robert Griffin III yet to see why part of their job is to protect players from their over-aggressive selves.

However … when Kuechly tried to talk his way back into the lineup, they refused. What?

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If you’re building around your quarterback, you don’t just cross your fingers with his protection. (See also: Russell Wilson.)
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And that’s what makes Rose, who denied the allegations for decades before finally admitting that he’d bet on his own team, different from every PED user. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condoning PED use. It’s a stain on the game and needs to be cleaned up. But at least PED users were trying, though their motives were selfish, to become better players.

For teams worried about Trubisky’s limited experience

There’s no question about Trubisky’s arm strength — it’s part of a package that includes prototypical size and excellent mobility. The concern among NFL evaluators has been why all that didn’t translate to Trubisky trumping former North Carolina starter Marquise Williams before Trubisky was handed the job for his junior season.

The focus, though, should be more on how Trubisky handled himself through that disappointment.

Obviously me and Marquise competed here, Trubisky said. I felt like I won the job. I felt like I should have been the quarterback. But Coach Fedora, it was his decision. He did what he thought was best for the team.

Even though I hated being a backup, as a competitor, I embraced my role and I found ways to get better on my own. I continued to push my teammates. I was a great teammate to him and everyone else, and we won a lot of games with him. But I thought if I was in there, I could have done the same thing — maybe even better. It’s just having that confidence in myself.

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Elite Kids Adam Gotsis Jersey Here’s the twist: Kaepernick, foiled often by the Seahawks’ defense, has gained more respect from players on that unit. There was some Seattle solidarity with him during his national anthem protests, led by Jeremy Lane. Richard Sherman understood of what Kaepernick was trying to do. Michael Bennett gave his full support.

Kaepernick reportedly won’t be protesting like that next season, but many potential future coaches and teammates still will feel they can’t stand by what he already has done. Kaepernick doesn’t need to worry about that with the Seahawks.

Rangers, Tyson Ross agree to one-year deal, report says

The overhaul of the big-league club isn’t finished, of course.

Lefty starter Jose Quintana is still available for the right price, as are third baseman Todd Frazier, closer David Robertson, outfielder Melky Cabrera, starters James Shields, Derek Holland and Miguel Gonzalez and pretty much anyone in the bullpen. Only Quintana will bring back elite prospects the way Sale and Eaton did, but if GM Rick Hahn plays this correctly — and he did a masterful job with those first two deals — the White Sox should be set up for years to come.

But that’s a topic for another column. For now, let’s take a look at the big four on the mound for Charlotte.
The race to sign starting pitcher Tyson Ross has apparently come to a conclusion. reported Friday that Ross and the Rangers have agreed to a one-year deal. There is no word on the amount, and the Rangers have not yet confirmed the deal.

Ross made just one start last season, allowing seven earned runs in 5 1/3 innings before missing the rest of the season with neck and shoulder injuries.

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It’s quite an experience for Howard, who enjoyed that experience.

Agents thus far have been able to negotiate fully-guaranteed contracts for all of the top 20 picks in the draft. But after No. 20, the fourth-year guarantees begin to slide, typically with the 27th pick being the first position to get no fourth-year salary guarantee.

While most first-rounders do not get released, a few have failed to collect that fourth-year salary because of the lack of a guarantee.

Blaine Gabbert, who lost his 49ers starting job to Kaepernick after five games last season, reportedly was contacted by the Cardinals to be a backup. (UPDATE: Arizona signed Gabbert Wednesday.)

Jay Cutler, also a free-agent quarterback attracting scant interest, retired to go into broadcasting, following Tony Romo’s recent path.

Mike Glennon, recently given $18.5 million guaranteed to start for the Bears, was reduced to a placeholder when the Bears traded up to pick quarterback Mitchell Trubisky second overall in the draft.

Riley Cooper, out of football last season and known best for getting caught on video screaming racial slurs at a 2013 concert, and for being forgiven by his Eagles team and later receiving a contract extension was invited to and participated in the Buccaneers’ rookie minicamp last weekend.

Hyundai filmed Howard and fellow prospects Mike Williams and Haason Reddick as part of its “Rolling with the Rookies” promotion. Howard worked with cleat designer Marcus Rivero to design custom cleats and a vehicle for a Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s quite an experience for Howard, who enjoyed that experience. “It was very small and I didn’t think I would get recruiting from there,” Howard said. “I stayed focused and had a chance to go to Alabama, of course, had a career there and now I’m getting to the NFL. It’s just awesome, coming from the country, small school and to make it big. That’s kind of my story.” nike_cardinals_295

Cubs fan finds bizarre images in dirt from Kris Bryant’s Game 7 cleats

Grant DePorter paid $35,000 for the cleats Kris Bryant wore during the final out of the Cubs’ historic win in Game 7 of the World Series.

Sensing divine intervention in the Cubs’ first world championship since 1908, the Cubs fan and memorabilia collector studied the cleats.

And at 10,800 times magnification, he spied the face of Harry Caray, the beloved longtime Cubs announcer who died in 1998.

It’s not the first time this week the stagnant Pirates offense was nearly no-hit. On Tuesday, Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in a win over Pittsburgh, which sits at the bottom of the NL Central.
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Dallas Keuchel struck out nine Yankees batters over six innings of work, allowing one unearned run on five hits and lowering his ERA to 1.69. Keuchel moved to 6-0 in the 3-2 win and appears to be returning to his 2015 Cy Young form as Houston improved to an MLB-best 24-11.
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Fellow southpaw Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings of three-hit ball in the Royals’ 6-0 win over the Rays. The comeback of the year candidate is now 5-1 with a 1.01 ERA.

The Dodgers activated pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 10-day disabled list (hip) for Thursday’s start against the Rockies in Coors Field, but the left-handed pitcher looked far from 100 percent. Ryu allowed 10 runs (five earned) with six walks and a balk as he struggled to make it through four innings of work.

Mets (16-17) at Brewers (18-17), 8:10 p.m. ET — Matt Harvey (2-2, 5.14 ERA) makes his first start for the Mets since being suspended for a violation of team rules. Harvey is 0-2 with a 11.17 ERA in his last two starts and could be in danger of being sent down to the minors should another poor performance come against the Brewers.