Reds place closer Raisel Iglesias on 10-day DL

The Reds placed closer Raisel Iglesias on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left bicep.

Iglesias owns a 2.08 ERA with seven saves along with 27 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings in 20 appearances, but he did blow a save in his last appearance.

With Iglesias on the shelf, Amir Garrett and David Hernandez are the most likely candidates to pick up save chances.

The only aspect in which the committee achieved partial success in finding an answer was aerodynamics. An examination of StatCast data showed that the surge in home runs is primarily due to better ‘carry’ for given launch conditions (exit velocity, launch angle, spray angle), as opposed to a change in launch conditions. Testing suggested that improved carry could be attributed to decreased drag on the baseballs, but scientists remain stumped on why that is the case, since the specifications of the balls themselves have not changed.

With no definitive conclusions drawn, commissioner Rob Manfred announced several measures by which MLB will continue to investigate, including raising the possibility of all 30 ballparks using humidors to stablize ball conditions beginning with the 2019 season. Arizona and Colorado are currently the only parks that use humidors.

Betts, when asked about the possibility in participating in the exhibition of power, told the Boston Globe: Hell no. I don’t hit home runs in BP.

Boston teammate J.D. Martinez, who has 15 homers this season, also said he had no interest in the derby because he still feels jaded after being overlooked in 2015 when he had 25 homers at the break for the Tigers.

MLB didn’t want me, Martinez said (via ESPN.com). I figured I’d have the option of doing it and they said no. They had other guys they wanted, all these young guys. I was like, ‘Forget it. I’ll never do it.’

Yankees outfielder and reigning derby champ Aaron Judge has already said he won’t defend his title at Nationals Park.

Carter Stewart’s ceiling is perhaps the highest of all the projected first-round prospects in this year’s draft. He already has an above-average fastball, a well-above-average curveball, and with the proper tutelage in the minors, he could develop his changeup into a complementary third pitch.

Sark acknowledged he has several areas to work on this summer.

There’s a lot there, Sarkisian said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. There’s scheme. There’s play-calling. There’s execution. There’s continuity. There are a host of areas where we have to focus on and try to improve upon.

I think all of those things just put me at a much different level of comfort, where you just feel good every day walking in like, ‘OK, this is what we’re going to work on today because I think we can get better at it.’ And if we really want to run this play, X player needs to run this play, not this player because X player runs it better. And that goes a long, long way when you think about it.

Sarkisian’s biggest problem might be that he has a cornucopia of playmakers but just one ball. It’s an envious position for any play-caller. Now he must capitalize by helping get those playmakers into the end zone.

I don’t think this is a locker room that’s going to let anything take away from unity and the character of this team, tight end Zach Ertz said. I think the thing that made us special last year was the unity and the bond we had as brothers in this locker room. People might view this as dissension among ourselves. But we had multiple discussions about each and every person and everyone was treated with respect throughout this entire process.

I don’t think anything can separate the bond.

It was reported that only a few players were planning to go, along with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and the team mascot, Swoop.

Pederson refused to answer what transpired to lead Trump to cancel the White House visit Monday evening, less than 24 hours before the event. Trump replaced it with a Celebration of America rally with the playing of the national anthem and God Bless America.

Harbaugh: New helmet rule will affect only five percent of coaches

At a time when some are concerned that the NFL’s broad new rule against lowering the helmet to initiate contact will dramatically change the game, one head coach believes it will dramatically affect a small handful of coaches only.

The helmet rule is going to be a great rule, Ravens coach John Harbaugh recently said. That’s a direction that we coach — we already coach that way to get it out of the game. I think 95 percent of the coaches in this league coach that way, and the other five percent have to get on board. The helmet is a protective device; it’s not a weapon.

Harbaugh didn’t name names as to which coaches coach that the helmet should be used as a weapon. It would be nice to know who they are, both so that they can be outed and so that their team’s compliance (or not) with the rule can be monitored.

Like many siblings just two years apart in age, Ella and Solomon clashed at times as youngsters but started to grow extremely close when Solomon was in middle school and Ella started high school.

That friendship endured for the rest of Ella’s life. Thomas, who played football at Stanford, was drafted by the 49ers with the third overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. She came out to watch about six of Solomon’s games as a rookie last year.

This is not who I am, Herndon said while shaking his head. But like I said, I can’t really speak much on that.

According to New Jersey State Police, the 22-year-old Herndon was driving his Nissan Armada westbound in Rockaway Township, about 35 miles west of New York City, when he crashed into a Toyota Land Cruiser that was towing a trailer carrying another vehicle.

When troopers arrived, they arrested Herndon on suspicion of DWI and took him to a nearby state police barracks for an alcohol breath test. The test revealed a blood-alcohol level over New Jersey’s limit of .08, according to State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele, though he didn’t say what the level was.

Herndon was released pending a court date in Rockaway Township. He also was given a summons for careless driving. Both Herndon and the driver of the Land Cruiser suffered minor injuries.

I don’t feel too bad (physically) right now, Herndon said. I’m just dealing with everything and trying to stay focused.

This was the latest in a string of off-field issues for the Jets, who had had seven arrests in the last 13 months. Despite that, coach Todd Bowles isn’t concerned that the team might be too lenient with its discipline with players.

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Auburn looked like a national title contender and SEC favorite a few weeks ago. It seemed probable that Bruce Pearl would lose a few players off this SEC title-winning squad. But few could have predicted the uncertainty now facing this team.

Mustapha Heron (16.4 PPG), the team’s leading scorer, has entered the draft and intends to hire an agent. Austin Wiley, who missed last season because of his connection to the FBI investigation, is testing the waters. He has been joined by Bryce Brown and Jared Harper, who have both entered the draft without representation.

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But it’s too early to know what this squad will look like on May 30. Perhaps the Tigers will get enough back to regain a spot in the top 10. Right now, however, we’ll play it safe.

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Put the three-point stance on the NFL’s endangered species list next to kickoffs More One of the biggest discussions around the NFL’s newest rule changes has focused on its expansion of helmet contact policy. It’s a move the league needed to make as everyone has learned more about head trauma and the lasting effects concussions have on the human brain.

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Team LeGrand will also hold its first Move It to Believe Zumba event on June 16 at YB Fitness in Short Hills. Registration is limited to 50 participants, and more information can be found here.

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Whether that effort will be successful is another matter.

Tyrod Taylor was shipped off to Cleveland. The Bills brought in free-agent veteran AJ McCarron and then moved up in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft to select Josh Allen, the big-armed youngster from the University of Wyoming.
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Although Elliott was voted Sporting News Rookie of the Year in 2016, it was Cowboys QB Dak Prescott who took home the AP award. Last season, Saints running back Alvin Kamara swept both awards.

Barkley will step into a feature role in the Giants’ offense behind an improved run blocking line and will be playing off a dangerous passing game. He can put up big rushing and receiving numbers with no competition from teammates in the backfield.
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The opportunity and the skills are there; the trick for Penny will be producing enough yards and points in a tough division. He would be the first Seahawks player at any position to win either the AP or the SN award.

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Pittsburgh decided during the NFL Draft that it would take the into its own hands, selecting Oklahoma State star quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round. Roethlisberger doesn’t understand the decision.

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Reuben Foster goes to court June 20 for marijuana charge

Reuben Foster is due in court June 20 to face a marijuana possession charge, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

The 49ers linebacker was arrested on the second-degree misdemeanor charge January 12 and released after posting $2,500 bond. He is subject to league discipline under the NFL’s substances of abuse policy.

On Wednesday, Foster will find out whether he will stand trial on domestic violence charges after his former girlfriend recanted accusations against him. Ex-girlfriend Elissa Ennis said she made up allegations that Foster struck her because Foster broke up with her and she “wanted him to go down” as a result. Ennis also described her actions as a “money scheme.”

Celtics players were happy not to have to linger on Saturday’s loss.

“That left a bad taste in our mouths,” Marcus Smart said. “So we want a chance to redeem ourselves.”

Pat Shurmur and Case Keenum are out, and John DeFilippo and Kirk Cousins are in. But despite some changes, Minnesota and its trusty defense figure to be contenders in the NFC playoff hunt this season. That is, if they can navigate what appears to be a tough 2018 schedule.

Toughest tests: The aforementioned Eagles game is the first of several challenges. Another postseason rematch, against the Saints, is just as tough. Beyond those game and the always-dangerous NFC North contests, road trips to LA to play the Rams and to New England to play the Patriots are the Vikings’ key games.

Biggest breaks: The Vikings are fortunate to get the Saints at home, avoiding the intimidation factor of the Superdome and welcoming New Orleans back to the site of the Minneapolis Miracle. With the exception of the Patriots game, the AFC East presents the Vikings multiple winnable games on their schedule.
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The 29-year-old Williams was involved in an incident in Fayetteville last October, for which the police report read that he recklessly causes physical injury to another person while operating or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle or motorboat if at the time the person is intoxicated.

Williams transferred to Southern Cal, and was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Titans. He also played for the Dolphins and Rams, with knee problems derailing a promising start.

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Capitals coach Barry Trotz said after Monday night’s win in Washington that there’s no team he has coached that he would rather lead into a seventh game.

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Tepper, the founder of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, has a net worth of $11 billion, according to Forbes. Because he is a minority owner of the Steelers he already had passed the league’s vetting process before he got official approval earlier Tuesday from the finance committee. That and the ability to write a check for the purchase put him ahead of other candidates.

That the league, according to sources, encouraged Richardson to complete the sale in time for a vote at these meetings also worked to Tepper’s favor. There wasn’t time for Charleston, South Carolina, billionaire Ben Navarro, the runner-up in the process, to complete the vetting process before this week, even though his bid was $50 million to $60 million higher than Tepper’s, sources said.

For Tepper, this was the culmination of a dream for somebody who as a kid couldn’t afford to go to an NFL game. He was almost giddy, twice making references to his lack of hair.

Listen, I’m thrilled about this, he said. It’s more than fantastic.

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This is OK, though, because Jacksonville will have the time to develop a player who could be a defensive star in the future.

He’s starter-level talent, but I don’t think that is going to be next year. He’s out here getting by on his AA [athletic ability], but he doesn’t have enough feel for the game yet, an NFC Scout said of Bryan, per Zierlein. That doesn’t happen overnight.

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