Breaking down new-look Bills: Simplicity to benefit Tyrod Taylor, evolving roster

So maybe the Bills won’t snap their 17-year playoff drought, the longest of any team in all four major American sports leagues, in 2017. At this point, Buffalo will take a lack of dysfunction as a step in the right direction.

The same-page relationship between new coach Sean McDermott and new general manager Brandon Beane signals such a step for the first time since Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the team in 2014. And the Bills are not wasting time — the inevitable roster overhaul began well before Beane arrived.

Gone is the Rex Ryan regime, including the former coach’s unrealistic injections of hope. The general manager and scouting staff with which Ryan and, evidently, the owners largely disagreed was milked for all they were worth and shown the door after the 2017 NFL Draft.

“[James] said there’s a new sherrif in town. So I’m excited to see what’s next.”

One interesting takeaway from Wade’s quote — aside from the fact players keep piling on Barkley — is the fact he called him “that guy on TV.” One, it’s enjoyably pettiness, and two, it’s the same thing Joel Embiid called Barkley earlier this month after the 76ers star wasn’t selected to the All-Star Game.

Why he fits: The Braves turned to a couple of veteran pitchers to anchor their rotation this season; R.A. Dickey has been solid, but they had to release a struggling Bartolo Colon. Atlanta has been pointing to legitimate contention in 2018 for a while now, and adding Verlander to the rotation would be a true veteran boost. The Braves have a ton of promising pitchers in their organization, the type Denver Broncos Cheap Jerseys of pitchers who would interest the Tigers very Discount Yankee Jerseys much. They’re a dark horse.

MLB trade rumors: Rangers place Yu Darvish on trading block

There are just a few days left before Monday’s trade deadline sends Major League Baseball into a frenzy.

Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been one of the most heavily talked about players in the rumor mill, but the Rangers had never indicated they were willing to part with him. That may have just changed.

According to Fox Sports, Texas has officially put Darvish on the trading block, and is “actively” seeking a trade.

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Knicks owner James Dolan hasn’t spoken to new GM Scott Perry since hiring him

James Dolan is not known to be the most personable man in the world. Charles Oakley can attest to that. But most people would assume he would go out of his way to meet his new hires, since he, you know, owns the Knicks.

“I have not met with him yet, but I’m looking forward to that,” he said.

Now owners don’t always meet with every employee that is hired onto their business, but normally an owner of a professional sports team will have met with his GM, especially within five days of hiring him.

But apparently Dolan hasn’t taken time out of his busy day to show up to Perry’s introductory press conference or, you know, just to say hi. Maybe his band is out on tour and he just can’t spare a moment.

Either way, it’s just more of James Dolan being James Dolan.

Pistons stars Marcus Morris and Andre Drummond led the Pistons to a 116-108 win against the Timberwolves. Morris scored 38 points with six rebounds and Drummond added 12 points and 18 rebounds. Drummond now has 32 double-doubles on the season, which is tied with Dwight Howard for the fifth-most in the league.

James Harden exploded once again to score 42 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists in a 121-117 overtime win against the Bulls. The only engative, he shot just 13 of 33 from the field.

Kyle Lowry struggled to get anything going in a 102-94 loss against the Magic by scoring just 18 points on 5 of 20 shooting. He did add seven assists and five rebounds, but with DeMar DeRozan out yet again with an ankle Chicago Blackhawks Cheap Jerseys injury, Toronto needs more out of its All-Star point guard.

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw going on DL with lower back tightness

There is no panic at Dodger Stadium. Yet.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was pulled after two scoreless innings of Sunday’s game against the Braves. Kershaw, who had struck out two with a walk, had not allowed a hit before leaving with an apparent injury. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Sunday’s 5-4 win that Kershaw will go on the disabled list without a timetable on a return. Tests on Kershaw’s back are scheduled for Monday.

Urschel’s retirement comes just two days after a Boston University study concluded that 110 of 111 former NFL players who donated their brains for research after death had CTE.

Urschel has written in the past that he envied 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, who retired early from the NFL because of concern over concussions and how that would affect his brain later in life.

However, when mentioning Borland’s situation, Urschel also indicated that he continued to play the game out of his love for the sport despite concerns over brain injury.

“I play because I love the game. I love hitting people,” Urschel wrote for The Players Tribune. “There’s a rush you get when you go out on the field, lay everything on the line and physically dominate the player across from you. This is a feeling I’m (for lack of a better word) addicted to, and I’m hard-pressed to find anywhere else.”

They’d love to rebuild, but the contracts on the books — Miguel Cabrera, Jordan Zimmermann, Victor Martinez and Justin Upton — are prohibitive to that process. They don’t want to trade young ace Michael Fulmer, who made the All-Star team this year and is still years from arbitration.

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